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All systems go at Adventure Park

It’s all systems go on construction of the Silverdale Adventure Park, but it may be several months yet before the family entertainment centre is open for business.

Neighbours say ‘no’ to aged care home

Plans to extend a 37-bed, family-run rest home in Red Beach into a facility with 70 beds owned and operated by the CHT have run into staunch opposition.

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Park and ride doubles in size

The pressure on parking space at the Silverdale park and ride will be eased by the construction of an extension that began this week.

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Call goes out for Men’s Shed equipment

A twin motor Tellus vacuum cleaner, a pair of bolt cutters and a vice are the starting point for what could end up being sizeable collection of donated tools, machinery and materials needed to get the planned Hibiscus Men’s Shed Trust underway.

Lookout gets safety barriers

Changes to the North Orewa lookout platform to make it more secure are being considered by Auckland Council’s parks department.

Orewa North making news

A new newspaper rolled off the presses this week, produced by a team of young writers and photographers at Orewa North School.

Theatre celebrates new space

Supporters of Centrestage Theatre will gather this weekend (September 5) to officially open the much-needed and long awaited extension to the facility in Orewa.

Coast projects on the table as Transport Accord talks begin

Minister of Transport Simon Bridges and Auckland Mayor Len Brown signed an agreement on the terms of reference for the Auckland Transport Accord on August 27, signalling the start of a process that could have a major impact on infrastructure provision on the Hibiscus Coast.

Bus changes on the way

The changes that are being made by Auckland Transport to local bus timetables and routes come into force on Sunday, October 18.

Inorganic collections begin

Coast residents in selected suburbs will receive flyers in their letterboxes this week, starting on September 7, advising that they now have access to an inorganic rubbish collection.

High Court date for fraud case

It will be more than a year before the trio facing serious fraud charges involving Auckland Transport and the former Rodney District Council will go to trial.

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Password problems

With so many new websites coming out daily it can be hard to keep track of your passwords. Social media accounts galore – how do we keep track?

Value for money questioned

What is really so different from balancing a household budget to balancing the Council’s budget?

Going green

Harbour Sport’s Green Prescription Programme is a nationwide initiative that motivates sedentary adults to become active.

Changing times for dads

As a GP I am involved in caring for families in a holistic way and frequently have parents coming to discuss their family relationship issues.

Va-va-venison

Although Spring’s just arrived, meals at our house are still cosy, connected affairs around the dinner table.

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