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Wellsford Police seek information

Police are searching for a man in his mid to late 20s who allegedly approached a nine-year-old Wellsford School pupil on her way home from school yesterday afternoon.

Local folk: Andu Iordache

Orewa psychologist Andu Iordache grew up in communist Romania, dreaming of chocolate, bananas and the life he imagined people lived in Western countries. Forging a life for himself in NZ was not easy, and although he visits Romania often he considers himself a Kiwi. He spoke to Terry Moore.  

Mahurangi College faces political situation

The Mahurangi College hall took on the appearance of the Beehive on August 3, when six visiting MPs from different parties took questions and watched a heated student debate.

New fares benefit commuters

Auckland Transport has redesigned its public transport fare stage system. The new system, called Simpler Fares started for bus and train services on August 14.

Heading towards a zero-waste future in Rodney

A range of new recycling initiatives are being rolled out in Rodney, as Auckland Council aims to become waste free by 2040.

Showing youth the way

There is an old saying that it takes a village to raise a child. 

Encouraging volunteers

What would we do without volunteers?

Paddock storage

I have found myself with an odd little collection of sorts, through absolutely no fault of my own.

Foreign dominance in friendly exchange

Rodney College hockey extended its friendship with French hockey club, Douai, when it hosted a match at the Warkworth Showgrounds last month.

Push to keep sportswomen on the ball

As Auckland Council moves to boost female participation in sport, a local sportswoman says more support is needed to keep women in the game.

Whangaparaoa takes on Burnham

Whangaparaoa College’s netball and rugby players got to test their skills against an English opponent this month.

Our Patch - Wellsford: Growing pains

Demand for housing is at an all time high, as people escaping Auckland’s housing boom are moving up and increasing demand.

Our Patch - Wellsford: What's the biggest issue?

Wellsford locals let us know what they think are the biggest issues in town.

Then & Now: US military in Warkworth

American military personnel drive through Queen Street Warkworth in the 1940s.

Introducing: SBA Warkworth

Terra Kuwano has opened Small Business Accounting (SBA) in Warkworth to help small business owners keep track of their finances.

Introducing: Eagles Rest - Functional Upcycling

Cathy Wolfenden is a keen recycler, up-cycler and re-purposer of products – in fact anything to do with recycling gets her undivided attention.

Events hub proposal declined

A proposal to turn a Tomarata property into an events hub was declined last month.

Heartfelt support from Heart Kids organisation

Recently, Liam Holbrook turned five and started school – passing two milestones that his parents, Carl and Simone, had aimed for since he was born with rare and severe heart defects.

Refined sugar not so sweet at Council Leisure Centres

Auckland Council’s recent decision to remove sugary drinks from vending machines at its Leisure Centres may eventually influence what is sold at the café.

Spring into Daffodil Day - August 26

Keep an eye out for daffodil sellers at the following locations: ANZ Bank will run a Cake Day outside its Orewa and Silverdale branches – donations of cakes will be gratefully received.

Heading towards a zero-waste future in Rodney

A range of new recycling initiatives are being rolled out in Rodney, as Auckland Council aims to become waste free by 2040.

Matakana community garden grows

The Matakana community garden has proved so successful the group is now building a vege stall to sell surplus produce.

Mahurangi planters dig deep for coastal habitat

Volunteers from the Whangateau Harbourcare group have completed this season’s planting on the esplanade reserve.

Pettman Players perform

String quintet, the Pettman Players will perform at Snells Beach Primary School on Sunday September 4 at 4pm as part of the Warkworth Music series.

Hey hey – it’s poetry day

National Poetry Day, on August 26 will, according to its promoters, “unleash the power of poetry”.

Time for a cuppa

Whatever springs to mind when you think of tea, it is bound to be included in the Any 1 4 T exhibition, at Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa.


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