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KIA ORA & WELCOME

Local couple Ride out of the Blue 

Alan and Sally Smith arrived in Warkworth this week after biking through the wettest day yet in their 22-day ride from Bluff to Cape Reinga to raise awareness of suicide and depression.

The couple have been blogging from the road and sharing their journey with Mahurangi MattersRead more >>

BUSINESS

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 WABA chair steps down

The Warkworth Area Business Association is looking for a new chairperson after Rachel Callender stepped down from the role.

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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Secrets for Mothers 

When Jane Francis recommends ‘time out’ in her book she is not referring to another parenting technique to discipline children.

MAHURANGI

Major retail development for Warkworth (+ your say)

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A large retail development at The Grange site in Warkworth has been granted resource consent and is expected to open late next year.
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Gulf Harbour School gala

Galas are a tried and true way for schools to raise money and next month, Gulf Harbour School has decided to give it a go.

ENVIRONMENT

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Coastal walkway

Plans for a walkway linking Mahurangi Regional Park with Te Muri and Wenderholm got a boost this month.
 

OPINION

TOSSI column: Seabirds return

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Takahe are not the only new faces at Tawharanui Open Sanctuary. Seabirds are making a stunning return to Tokatu Point.
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SPORT

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Surfers make waves in Taranaki

It was a family affair for surfers from the Hibiscus Coast who competed at the 2014 Scholastic Nationals held in Taranaki this month.

FEATURES

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Summer's on its way

It’s time to fill up the gas bottle or get in a supply of charcoal and fire up the barbecue, because summer is just around the corner.
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Over $1.1 million of Rodney projects have been deferred despite the Local Board strongly opposing the move.

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During the next year, we will follow the events of the Great War and share local stories.

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One of the largest infrastructure projects ever proposed in the Mahurangi area has been given the go ahead.

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Kia Ora and welcome to our very special part of NZ. Learn more about local attractions and events.

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Local green solutions for a better future unite business, government and community.
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The smart money is on local businesses who provide reliable products and service.
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Sports mad kiwis love to hear the starter's whistle - sports news and results here.
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Good health and well-being starts at home. Local advice can get you started.
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Auckland's north boasts a vibrant arts community, embracing all ages.