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Warkworth BID defeated

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Business people in Warkworth have voted overwhelmingly against a proposal to set-up a Business Improvement District (BID).

Wheelie bins come to Rodney

Watch video: Mahurangi householders will be using new recycling wheelie bins from July 1 so we asked people on the street what they thought about them. 

Increase in school zones as Hibiscus Coast rolls grow

Population growth is forcing local primary schools to create zones and, in the case of Silverdale School, to shrink its existing zone; the changes at two schools take effect at the start of Term 2.

George Lowe site gets SHA

The final tranche of Special Housing Areas was jointly announced by the Minister for Building and Housing, Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown on April 7.

Win a Mother’s Day pamper package

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, so we’ve teamed up with Matakana Botanicals, The Vintry and Wharf Street Bistro to put together a package of treats that any mum would love.
 

Give a little – gain a lot

Excitement is not the normal reaction to receiving a Visa bill, but last month one entry on my account was a great source of pride and pleasure.

Winter feed planning

Pasture budgeting through the late winter period is an important consideration to start planning for in the autumn. 

Keep on keeping on

They say that exercise is good for you, but as we age, exactly how we exercise becomes important.

Introducing: Riverside Dental Warkworth

Warkworth is about to get a brand new dental practice and two new dentists.
 

Tiri track fun run

The first Shakespear Park Fun Run takes place on Saturday, April 30, and organisers are hoping that the community will take the opportunity to work on their fitness in a scenic location while raising funds for Hibiscus Hospice.

Then & Now: Warkworth main street

In this new series sponsored by The Camera Shop Warkworth, you can see the main street of Warkworth as it was in ca 1910 compared to today.

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Our Patch - Mangawhai: Development

Real estate agents are careful to avoid the word  ‘boom’ but describe the Mangawhai investment mood as “very, very buoyant”.

Our Patch - Mangawhai: Arts Corner

Mangawhai's first community exhibition space opened in the former museum in Moir Street last December.
 

Warkworth care facilities offer housing crisis option

The head of NZ’s third largest aged care provider, Summerset, says retirement villages are one way of addressing Auckland’s housing crisis, but Auckland Council has been slow to embrace the idea.

Guava moth’s grip on community’s crops grows

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Kaylene McNabb and Jim Watson of Manly have a fruitful orchard in their back garden that includes feijoas, macadamias, lemons, oranges, apples, grapefruit, plums and peaches.

Zipping down to Adventure Park (+win tickets)

Two more attractions have been added at Silverdale Adventure Park, with the launch of the 250m Zipline last weekend, and a regular market beginning on Anzac Day.

Magic Mike appears live (+win tickets)

Everyone has a childhood dream, and Mike Lindsay is seeing his come to fruition – thanks to a little magic. Watch the video about Mike and his magic.

Cool wool crafts for kids in Orewa

Coast knitters will share their skills at a free weaving, knitting and wool session at Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa, which is part of its school holiday programme.
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