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Report paints bleak picture of Gulf 

The exploitation and contamination of the Hauraki Gulf is continuing unabated, with little evidence that management changes over the last three years have made any improvements. Read more >>
 

HIBISCUS

Gulf Harbour students lead epic clean up

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Photos of rubbish on local beaches have inspired a Year 2 class to be part of the solution – with the community’s help.
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BUSINESS

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 Beachfront open for business

Realtors and the general public are watching closely what happens to an Orewa beachfront property that went on the market recently.

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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Sandspit seniors setout

For the second time, Sandspit “pensioners” Alan and Sally Smith will cycle NZ as members of the Ride Out of the Blue fundraiser.

MAHURANGI

School dismisses wifi health concerns

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A group of Matakana parents, who are concerned that wifi is harming their children, are starting a petition to have it removed.
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Oliver a holiday highlight

With a talented and enthusiastic cast and a revamped production, Peaches & Pickles’ Oliver ticks all the boxes.

ENVIRONMENT

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Kindergarten kids clean up

About 40 children picked up cans, plastic and other rubbish at Snells Beach last month after learning how it harms marine life.

OPINION

$1.2m of projects on chopping block

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Nearly $1.2 million of capital works projects in Rodney may be deferred as Auckland Council struggles to keep rate rises down.
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SPORT

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Athletics out of starting blocks

The Hibiscus Coast Athletics Club has got off to a positive start in its new location, with more than 100 members now signed up.

FEATURES

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Matakana Feature

We look back at the Matakana Village Farmers Market which celebrates its 10th year and we look forward to the re-opening of Ascension. Bentornato! 
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The function and powers of Local Boards is under review with a suggestion some decisions should shift to the Governing Body.

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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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Read the latest stories, information and advertiser specials in our fortnightly features.

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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 experts give their views, and information on everything from cooking and gardening to property and history.

       
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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.