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Students reap what they sow in Dairy Flat School gardens

Dairy Flat School is taking nothing for granted when it comes to teaching children about growing their own fresh food.

Size and shape of Warkworth’s future contested

The location of future urban development in Warkworth dominated the Unitary Plan hearings on Mahurangi last month.

Peters’ speech highlights shortfalls in RMA reform

The economy, unemployment and immigration, Resource Management Act (RMA) reform, and separatism were the staple ingredients of NZ First leader Winston Peters’ State of the Nation address in Silverdale on January 26.

Residents consulted over partial road closure plans

A Warkworth street could be partially closed if Auckland Transport and NZTA recommendations are accepted by local residents.

Hearing held for rest home

Red Beach residents opposed to the extension of Halldene Rest Home will have an opportunity to present their submissions to commissioners this month.

Few fish left in the sea

The pledge to protect fish stocks of the Hauraki Gulf from commercial overfishing looked good on the surface but fails to deliver.

Summer Berry Bliss

Strawberries and blueberries are my absolute favourite. They are juicy, delicious and packed full of antioxidants. 

Good medicine

Do you have treatment from an acupuncturist, a herbalist or a Bowen therapist? Do you use homoeopathic remedies or dietary supplements?

Introducing: Finishing Touches

The peace of mind of being on higher ground is just one of the many “pluses” that Finishing Touches owner Melisa Davies sees in her new store at 38 Matakana Valley Road.

Hockey funding application turfed out

Hopes of having hockey grounds playable in Millwater by May of this year have been dashed with the news that an application for funding to the Lotteries Commission by the Hibiscus Hockey Trust was turned down flat.

Size and shape of Warkworth's future

The location of future urban development in Warkworth dominated the Unitary Plan hearings on Mahurangi last month.

Community group vision to grow Wellsford

A group of Wellsford residents made a heartfelt plea to the Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel last month to help break 40 years of population stagnation.

Plans to develop Te Muri Regional Park

A plan to develop vehicle access to Te Muri Regional Park has been put forward by Auckland Council, as it prepares to open the park to the public.

Uniform appeal launched

Homebuilders Family Support Services in Warkworth is encouraging people to recycle any unwanted or outgrown school uniforms in a bid to help local families meet costs of the new school year.

Bill Ballantine’s Legacy – Saving 10% of Shores - A poem by John Walsby

Dr Ballantine passed away on November 1, last year, aged 78.

Landscapes an inspiration

The work of award-winning Rodney artists Lorraine Brown, Suzanne Williams, Jenny Arnerich, Colleen Kangwai, and Helene Blomfield will be exhibited at the Estuary Arts Centre, in Orewa, this month.

Good grooves at Kawau

The third annual Music in the Gardens concert and community fundraiser will be held at the Mansion House reserve on Kawau Island on Saturday February 13, from 2pm.

Choir expands repertoire

The Wellsford-based choir Local Vocals is upping the pace this year.

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