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Warkworth to Wellsford proposed motorway route released

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The proposed route for the Warkworth to Wellsford leg of the northern motorway has been released.

Gate crashers threatening sanctuary’s pest-free status

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The hard-won pest proof status of Shakespear Open Sanctuary has come under threat from a new quarter, with two crashes causing significant damage to the pest proof fence.

Armed rustlers confronted in Makarau

A young Makarau woman is recovering from a face-to-face encounter with an armed man attempting to shoot cattle on her property at night.

Family pet dies in shocking fountain incident

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In an incident believed to be extremely rare, a dog was electrocuted after jumping into a fountain in Orewa to cool off.

Resident claims works put property at risk

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A Takatu Road resident is livid that works associated with the current road sealing programme could leave her with an enormous bill

Source of significant smell still sought

An unpleasant stench noticed by residents of Swann Beach and Stanmore Bay in recent weeks has lead to investigations by Auckland Council and Watercare.
 

People are in charge

‘The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. To change it, we have to change our thinking.’ Albert Einstein

Puhoi project funded

The Puhoi Historical Society is compiling folders on each of the families who contributed to Puhoi’s development.

Taking precautions

Summer has finally, truly arrived with clear skies and soaring temperatures.
 

Life saver seeking silverware

Omaha surf life saver Mike Fitzgerald has entered his first World Masters Games in search of a new achievement.

Surfers rise to Logger Head challenge

Record numbers and hot conditions set the tone for the fourth Logger Heads surf event held at Mangawhai Heads on January 28.

A milestone regatta (+video)

Sailors set a fast pace in what were ideal conditions for the Mahurangi Regatta held in the Mahurangi Harbour on January 28.

Businesses want faster UFB rollout

Warkworth, Snells Beach, Matakana, Omaha and Wellsford are all on the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) to-do list, but exactly who, when and where is still uncertain.

Changing faces: Warkworth Digital Design & Print

The new owners of what was Warkworth Print, Kim and Richard Batley, are no strangers to the printing industry.

Introducing: Super City Solar owner Ashley Jones

Electrical engineer Ashley Jones is passionate about renewable energy and says getting off the grid is easier and cheaper than people think.
 

MP joins Parkinson’s awareness ride

A personal experience with Parkinson’s disease has prompted Rodney MP Mark Mitchell to join a 160km bike ride across his constituency in June.

Singing for wellbeing at Sing Up Rodney

Singing makes you feel good – and its value as therapy is becoming more widely known.

Fire fighters use local terrain to train for climb

Fire fighters from Leigh, Wellsford, Kaiwaka and Warkworth brigades are all in training for this year’s Sky Tower Stair Challenge on May 13.  

Extreme weather ranges in 2016

Last year saw extremes at both ends of the rainfall scale in Warkworth, with the wettest year since 2003 and the driest December since 2000.

Gate crashers threaten pest-free status

The hard-won pest proof status of Shakespear Open Sanctuary has come under threat from a new quarter, with two crashes causing significant damage to the pest proof fence.

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Source of significant smell still sought

An unpleasant stench noticed by residents of Swann Beach and Stanmore Bay in recent weeks has lead to investigations by Auckland Council and Watercare.

The buskers are back in town

Stunts, juggling, uni-cycling and even contortion acts will turn the streets of Orewa into a performance showcase later this month.

Paintings show Coast in a new light

After more than 20 years as a professional artist, Robin Midgley of Orewa is about to hold his first solo exhibition at Estuary Arts Centre.

Garden opera back by popular demand

The Auckland Opera Studio will hold an outdoor concert in the grounds of 144 Jones Road Omaha on Saturday February 25.
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