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MPI recall for Mahu oysters

People are being warned not to eat a number of brands of chilled oysters harvested from the Mahurangi Harbour as they may be contaminated with norovirus.

Water watch in Warkworth

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Traces of the herbicide Hexazinone were detected in water produced by the Warkworth Water Treatment Plant, drawn from the Mahurangi River, during routine testing carried out by Watercare this month.

Singing in key for wellbeing at Sing Up Rodney

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

Wellsford programmes focus on coping with change

A programme aimed at helping people to cope with loss and change is entering its eighth year in the Warkworth and Wellsford area.

Rodney MP joins Parkinson’s fundraising 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.

Bike and man battle clock

Ahuroa resident Chris Wiltshire, 42, will attempt to ride 1657 km in the space of 24 hours to raise money for an animal charity on February 21.  

Finding a way back to health

Louise Heeney of Stanmore Bay has said goodbye to the days when the numbers on the scales ruled her life.

‘Life changing’ osteoarthritis course offered on Coast

Although movement of joints affected by osteoarthritis causes pain, it seems as though ‘rotation, rotation, rotation’ is one of the things now prescribed for people suffering from this debilitating condition.

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Fun Day in Wellsford celebrates children

Children and the young-at-heart are invited to an annual Fun Day in Wellsford on March 5.

Fun games for grown-ups

Two local clubs are starting the year promising new members an opportunity to keep their brain fit and active.

Free literacy lessons

Free English language and numeracy tuition will be on offer in Wellsford and Warkworth from this month.

North Shore Hospital helping hand retires

At the end of last year, North Shore Hospital volunteer Audrey Glennon called it quits after 15 years of service to patients and visitors.

Warm hearted residents thanked for play equipment

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The community’s generosity has provided a backyard playground for a Red Beach family after mother-of-three, Debbie Greenwood, died suddenly of melanoma last November.

School in desperate bid to keep intermediate students

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Silverdale School is locked in a battle with the Ministry of Education after the Ministry advised it, last year, that it could be the subject of “decapitation”.

Learning on the job in Tonga

At the end of last year, 20-year-old Amber Hislop returned home to Whangaparaoa from a trip to Tonga – but she had not been there to enjoy a relaxing tropical holiday.

New Year Centrestage classes revamped

Drama classes at Centrestage Theatre in Orewa will be run this year in collaboration with Peaches & Pickles and Green Door Youth Theatre.

Community dig-in for new Omaha garden

A group of around 40 Omaha residents have been granted $970 from the Rodney Local Board to start a community garden.

Community supports hospice fundraisers

Warkworth Wellsford Hospice is celebrating a great return on two major fundraisers last month.

Shining light for hospice (+video)

The Christmas lights display in Warkworth, at the home of Brian Oakes, has raked in a new fundraising record.

Appeal pumps up heart research

The Heart Foundation will be collecting donations next month to continue its fight against heart disease, New Zealand’s biggest killer.

Red Cross raffle

The Red Cross Christmas raffle raised $2000 on December 9.

Wastewater testing for drugs

New drug testing of wastewater at Auckland’s Rosedale treatment plant is part of a trial that, if successful, could be rolled out across the region.  

Rotary leadership opportunity

Warkworth Rotary is calling for nominations for its Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.

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