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Strategy predicts Warkworth housing boom

Warkworth’s population is set to double within the next decade, under an Auckland Council proposal released last month.

Chamber puts weight behind Penlink Road

The building of the Penlink Rd is about to receive a boost from business heavyweights.

Matakana School rebuild some years off

A Ministry of Education report on the future needs of schools in Mahurangi is proposing a major rebuild of Matakana Primary, but school leaders say it is unlikely to happen soon.

Impact of rates on Hibiscus Coast analysed

Rates bills began dropping into mailboxes this week, and some residents have already taken a look at what they’re in for on Auckland Council’s ratings information database, which went live on its website last month.

Warkworth Town hall stripped for restoration

The historic Warkworth Town Hall has been stripped to its bones as the multi-million dollar restoration project gathers momentum.

Beachfront site withdrawn

The potential spread of commercial activity from Orewa town centre across the road to the beachfront has been slow to take on, with the first property available remaining unsold after nine months.

Agents making movies

Last month real estate agents descended into Auckland for the REINZ conference some travelling as far as Australia to discuss everything real estate.

Rewilding and restoring

Rewilding projects bring brave ideals of ecological recovery to life. Rewilding seeks to restore large scale ecosystems, natural processes and wilderness.

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Move it or lose it

Other than taxes and death, the other thing we can’t escape in life is getting older! But age tends to be a scapegoat of many innocent ailments.

Landmark Warkworth business sold

One of Warkworth’s most established businesses Wilmot Toyota has sold.

Pony club secures lease

Matakana Pony Club has finally secured a lease at Diamond Jubilee Park, after nearly 40 years at the site.

Seniors’ march north stretches services

A growing number of senior citizens in Mahurangi is raising concerns about the region’s ability to care for its rapidly aging population.

Warkworth Selwyn Centre celebrates

Warkworth Selwyn Centre guests and volunteers celebrated their third anniversary in style with a High Tea last month.

Summer sun a danger for eye health

As you get older (40+), the ability to see well up close is gradually lost. So what is happening?

Warkworth ANZ celebrates 25 years of Daffodil Day

Warkworth ANZ is commemorating 25 years of Daffodil Day with a trivia night, raffles and a breakfast fundraiser at the Bridgehouse.

Reinforcements for Rodney war on weeds

The war on invasive weeds is set to continue in Rodney after Rodney Local Board allocated $30,000 to weed control projects.

Art N’ tartan a sell-out for new Celtic Barn

Waipu’s new Celtic Barn got a tartan christening last month when more than 50 pieces of tartan-themed wearable art were paraded down the catwalk.

Community celebrates Kowhai Art & Craft 40th

For 40 years this year, Kowhai Art & Craft Inc. has provided Mahurangi art and craft enthusiasts with a place to learn, share and be creative.

Encore for Wellsford community singing

The Wellsford Local Vocals Choir singing series, which attracted about 100 people last year, is back on August 30.

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