The problems with the Nautilus building in Orewa, which were laid bare before the Auckland High Court last week, involve considerably more than leaky cladding.
The list of defects also included a leaking roof, podium and skylights, leaky and unsafe decks, and corroding steel.
The work of clearing beaches of rubbish in regional parks, including Shakespear and Wenderholm, will largely fall to volunteers due to a reduction in the service levels provided by Council contractors.
The 100th anniversary of the start of World War I was commemorated by Orewa College last week with a battle scene, a replica trench, a fly past and a visit from the New Zealand Defence Force.
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