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Winter warmers

Fundraising concert with ‘family values’, Music documentaries subject of film festival, Winter work will pay off, Ways to reduce power costs, Vinyl comeback on Coast

School holidays and Easter, 17

Try your hand at painting on silk, School holiday masterpieces to be made, Concert celebrates revamp, Topp Twins get closer on tour, Construction fun at libraries, Church in tip top shape after half a century, Personality just one piece of the career puzzle

Anzac Day April 25

Hazel Bowdler celebrates her 102nd birthday, Hibiscus Coast Anzac Day Services, April 25, Farmer takes up arms

Travel feature 2017

The man who put the oil back into the soil, Why Portugal is top of the pops, Travels in Antarctica, Fiji rates with travel expert.

Passing on feature

Different ways to rest in peace, A place of your choosing, Thinking ahead

Bridal & winter fashion

Tali proves flat is fabulous, Practice makes perfect for those first dance moves, Planning the ideal wedding

Business and finance 2017

‘Golden nuggets’ for better cashflow, Briscoes on its way, Building boom innovations, Future proofing your design.

Health and Fitness

Rodney MP joins Parkinson’s fundraising ride, Singing the key to wellbeing, Charity ride battles the clock, ‘Life changing’ osteoarthritis course offered on Coast, Making Greenways happen, Food matters, Finding a way back to health, Grey matters, Fun in the sun, Gardening

Back 2 School

Learning on the job in Tonga, New Year Centrestage classes revamped, Colourful journey around Aotearoa, School in desperate bid to keep intermediate students

Coast Summer Shop local

Off road fun planned for Silverdale site, Summer water sliding begins at Silverdale Adventure Park, Santa comes to Stillwater Christmas picnic in park, Bear necessities under tree, Set net monitoring over, Big Dig funds go to outdoor gym gear, Mysteries under hood revealed, Youngsters get a chance to hone their skills in Puhoi, Live performances in Manly, Hendrix live at Ascension, New marine reserves proposed

Coast Dining Pullout

Hibiscus Coast builds reputation as dining destination, Summer Meringue Delights, Beer makes a stand

Coast Christmas

Free festive meals spread Christmas joy, Lunch guests long on years, Christmas giving: Shop Local, Precious collection up for sale, Christmas at Stillwater market, Orewa twilight market twinkles, Carnival welcomes Christmas, Good works by Good Home, Packs come together for homeless women, Campaign gathering steam, Santa settles into the snow, Bringing toys to Whangaparaoa.

On the Water

SUP Nationals return to Orewa,  Investigations continue into yachting Centre of Excellence, Water quality ‘excellent’, From rookies to NZ reps

Get Outdoors

Young ninjas jump at outside classes, Harbour hosts climate change research, Kawau tracks reopen, Rodders hottest ticket in town, Green fingers and thumbs needed at community plot

Summer's coming

Beach series to run in Orewa, Whangaparaoa bike track on track, Youngsters tee off, Summer sounds to follow Orewa Santa Parade, Spring downpours measured, Gala retains country flavour,

Under construction

Puhoi community rallies against intensification, A bird’s eye view of Coast development, Village opponents ‘lawyer up’, Red Beach intensification win, Plaza seeks greener effect, Extensions aid local SHAs, Council promises speedier building consent process

Local Elections feature

Candidates front up on voters’ concerns, Mayoral hopefuls line up in Orewa, Who is standing in Albany? Alezix Heneti, Graham Lowe, John Bensch, Lisa Whyte, Wayne Walker, John Watson, Caitlin Watson, Rob Thompson, John Davies, Thomas Stiven, Phil Chase, Mike Williamson, Vicki Watson, John Stephenson, Janet Fitzgerald, Brent Richie

Get Healthy

Experts advise on growing great teens, Fitness – one step at a time, Bouncy new programme at Leisure Centre, Warkworth walks worth a look, More than face value

Father's Day - September 4

Lessons from our fathers, Rallying fathers to Rodney, Father leads family into lifetime love of football, Shed seeks new members,

Clean and green feature

Finding space to grow, Orchids flourishing outside.

Active retirement feature

Words of advice about retirement, Re-visiting elderly healthcare, Elderly health care pilot programme extended, Learning can continue for a lifetime, Grey Power launches clinics, Losing teeth is not inevitable, Focus on vision issues

In business feature

Ottomans roll off the production line, Coast businesses can win at Pokemon Go game, Film industry flourishes in Rodney region, Introducing: Focus Hearing, Millwater Medical, Saint Cycles, Motorway improvements benefit Hibiscus Coast, Builders take site safety more seriously following law changes

School Holidays July 11-25

Stacks of fun at sport stacking demonstration, Introducing Zoomals, Introducing Skids Kingsway, Local teens star in High School Musical, Welcome mat out for new Whangaparaoa principal, Take the stage at any age, Heads held high for new cancer fundraiser, Excellent teaching rewarded.

Motoring & transport feature

Highway speeds a danger to school students, Changes at New World entry, Hibiscus Coast Panel Beaters, Doing it sideways popular, Boost for electric vehicles, Rodney’s fastest ‘Indian’

Babies and childcare

Roll pressure felt by Hibiscus Coast pre-schools, Love of reading crosses generation gap, Left to their own devices, Introducing: Apples at Home Childcare, Age of mothers levels off, Mainly Music milestone, Fairy Godmothers turns 10

Winter Warmers

Health myth busters for cold and flu season, Modern applications for old time skills, Book Reviews, Changing faces: HomePlus Rodney, Introducing: Prep & Paint Pro, Burning issues: getting the best from your fire, Coastguard’s on call whatever the weather

All about women

Tough love: bikers ride for abused kids, Family pushes pedals, Mob belly dances for a cause, Weighty matters concerning mums, Pink breakfasts fund research, Grocery leaders represent changing of the guard, Baking challenge heats up, Final days for competition.

School Holidays Feature

Zipping down to Adventure Park, Cool wool crafts for kids, Magic Mike appears live, Interactive look at Auckland, Give a little – gain a lot

Travel & Tourism feature

Many ways to explore wonders of South America, Health column: Zika concerns, Digital world column: Have app, will travel, Special interest tours in demand with travellers,

Weddings & Winter Fashion

Preparation the key for weddings by the sea • Technology has impact on treasured images • Casual approach to autumn fashion • Introducing: Lush Hair & Makeup

Business and Real Estate

Newest village takes shape, Commuters face ferry fare rises, Introducing: Minet Brooke, Introducing: Cove Eatery, Orange light for Coast BIDs

Health & fitness 2016

Paddling towards cancer recovery, Hot Rodders raise record sum, Fruit Loop back with new wine and food festival, Sweet ideas for sugar free, Living with Parkinson’s – a ‘Brain Wave’ song to sing, Supportive volunteers needed on Hibiscus Coast, Task orientated treatment for osteoarthritis

Back to School - Education

Health and safety changes have principals concerned, Creative New Year begins at Estuary Arts Centre, Study options close to home, Students reap what they sow in Dairy Flat School gardens, Forward thinking to upskill Hibiscus Coast youth

Coast Summer

Santa Claus takes canal cruise, Funk bands perform in Manly, Rodders roar for Westpac helicopter, Community carol singing at The Plaza, Coping with Christmas, ‘Bring it on Australia’ say Puhoi woodchoppers, NZ Dance accepts young dancer

Coast Christmas - Shop local

Crowd ‘blown away’ by colourful Orewa Santa Parade, Relax … it’s Christmas! Artistic gifts fill Estuary wing, Christmas giving - Shop Local, Crafty Christmas market, Community supports free Christmas Day lunch, Santa Claus comes to Plaza Whangaparaoa in style

On the Water feature

Surf lifesavers race out of the starting blocks, Saving lives at sea begins with preparation on land, Fish welfare campaigner recognised, Hard workers on the water, ‘Mayday’ not called for, Army Bay treatment plant to get multi-million dollar investment

Building & property

Leaving a legacy – carvings valued by Whangaparaoa School • Property values accelerate • Homestead takes shape as useful community facility • Better retail planning needed • Nautilus repairs impact on Orewa town centre

Cafe delights

Glimmer of confidence in hospitality sector • Café customers identify what keeps them loyal

Spring Fashion

We take a trip around Warkworth's clothing boutiques to get an idea of what to wear this spring season.

Health & fitness

Floral start to Spring season, Hospice pulls out all the stops for final fashion show

Father's Day Feature

Call goes out for Men’s Shed equipment, Big rewards from Big Buddy mentoring, Dads lack support networks,

Sustainable living

Earth an option for new sustainable homes Packaging tops litter list Foil recycling improving green credentials

Coast Sport

Sports clubs helped to tread lightly, Cheerleader sharing skills, Funding headache for polo, Funding fast tracks hockey, Survey highlights football club’s needs

Senior Years

Stitching’s role in mental health unpicked at Estuary Arts show • Losing focus with the years • Little donkeys reaching out • Support for super seniors comes to Silverdale • The pros and cons of the reverse mortgage

MotoringMotoring & transport, June 17

Charging stations just around the corner • Latest vinyls create show stopping finishes for cars • Coast ferry users surveyed


Children-ChildcareChildren & childcare, June 3

BBC films at Stanmore Bay • Global reach for exhibition • Boundary quandary causes
headaches for school


MothersDay15Mother's Day, May 6

Help with chasing that perfect job • New manager forging strong health links • Women find fighting spirit • Good for mum - Trish's Paleo Breakfast Bowl


wrist-corsageBall feature, May 6

Coast dancing stars win Australian competition • Online options prove very tempting for ball goers


FiresideWinter warmers, April 15

On a mission to save our seed supplies • Peninsula Mowers & Heating • Council scheme warming Hibiscus Coast homes • Fire regulations snuffed out • Flu vaccine for those at risk


Travel2Travel feature, April 1

Myanmar heads intrepid travellers’ wish list • Why are there still travel agents around? Green keeper grows skills at St Andrews golf course


Cake-steampunk-3Weddings & fashion, March 18

New twists update wedding traditions • Finding the perfect celebrant • Coming in from the cold – winter fashion trends •


BusinessBusiness & finance, 4 March

Tips for avoiding end of Financial Year stress • App to make life easy • Millwater Vet Hospital • St Stephen’s Second Chance Op Shop • Century 21 Northern Realty • Lume


FitnessHealth & fitness, 18 February

Farmers customers support Hospice • Messy new initiative at St Stephen’s church • Awareness key to self defence • Book to boost self-esteem • Different strokes for croquet folk


Lunch-wraps-in-action-1Education & learning, February 4

Stella Maris celebrating its first decade • Changing places: Peaches & Pickles, Green Door and Sole Movement • Eliminating lunchbox litter • Mural takes artist ‘full circle’ • Modern approach to learning

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