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Regency Lake quality guaranteed by Country Club

A dispute over payment for grass carp could have a big impact on the appearance and use of the artificial waterways around Gulf Harbour, including the largest one, Regency Lake.

Roadside carving a first in Stillwater

A standout new feature on the road that winds down into Stillwater is causing drivers to pull over and get out to take a closer look.

An educational walk

Walking in popular Eave’s Bush can now be even more educational, thanks to plaques recently erected there by volunteers.

Tree felling causes anger

The removal of five mature liquidambar trees from the front of Whangaparaoa Primary School on April 18 resulted in a number of distressed calls to Hibiscus Matters.

Cause of land slip disputed

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Images of this 50m long slip in Matakatia appeared on TV following the storm in the wake of Cyclone Debbie early last month.

Orewa seawall submissions sought

Auckland Council publicly notified its proposal to build a seawall on Orewa Beach between Kohu Street and Marine View recently (HM April 1).

Charges laid for gate crashing

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A local man has been charged with careless driving after a pest proof gate at Shakespear Open Sanctuary was torn off its hinges in January.

Rise in standards promised under new council contracts

New contracts for the maintenance of Auckland’s parks and facilities have been let and the local board is looking forward to meeting the contractors working in this area; top of its list is finding out how they intend meeting Council’s targets of reduced chemical weedkiller use, as well as how they will provide for more local suppliers to be involved.

Waipu dune work honoured

Volunteers’ efforts to restore dunes at Waipu Cove over the past decade have been recognised at a national level.

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The Tawharanui Open Sanctuary is a comprehensive ecological restoration programme underway to transform Tawharanui Regional Park into New Zealand's first integrated open sanctuary (a 'mainland island') where farming, public recreation and conservation of native species combine. 

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with Peter Jackson, SOSSI chair, info@sossi.org.nz and Phillip Wrigley, Hibiscus Coast Forest & Bird
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