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And the campaign begins

Mahurangi is entering a pivotal period and this local government election is critical.

Local Opinion

Opinion pieces on topical subjects from Hibiscus Matters editor Terry Moore.

HISTORY


Warkworth & District Museum

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Learn about the early days of our region, the first settlers, their trials and tribulations.

Albertland Museum

A regular column filled with insightful information about the early days of our region, the first settlers, and their trial and tribulations. Featuring Marjorie Prictor, Ivan Tomas and Lyn Johnston, Albertland Museum. www.albertland.co.nz

Hibiscus Coast Genealogy: WWI Project

Hibiscus Coast Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists, Roger and Diane Shearer, Branch Committee Members

BUSINESS


Building

Nigel Kelly and Karyn Phillips are our new Building column writers, the Building column will run bimonthly karyn@trenzhomes.co.nz

Digital Business

with Pauline Stockhausen pauline@thesocialcollective.co.nz

Let's get digital

with localmatters.co.nz digital editor Cathy Aronson

Money Matters

Money Matters with Grant Clifton from Countrywise Financial.

Tourism

Tourism with Olivia Austin, Matakana Coast Tourism.

Valuation

Vicki has more than 11 years experience as a Registered Property Valuer and holds a First Class Honours degree majoring in Valuation & Property Management. She moved with her family to Orewa in 2002, and runs her business on the Coast, Valuation Rodney, covering the North Shore and Rodney districts.

ENVIRONMENT


Environment: Christine Rose

with Christine Rose christine.rose25@gmail.com

Green scene

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

Little Barrier

A column on Hauturu - Little Barrier - by the Little Barrier Island Supporters Trust.

TOSSI columns

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. 

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE


Animals

A regular column with handy information for your pets/animals from qualified and respected professionals in the community. Featuring Drs Andrew Rissman, Roger Dunn and Jon Makin, of Coast to Coast Vets, Warkworth & Wellsford. www.warkworthvets.co.nz

Beer

A series of columns on local brews and produce in Mahurangi.

Country Living

Country Living with Julie Cotton

Cuisine with Andrea Hinchco

Taste is the culmination of Andrea and Michael Hinchco's extensive retail background and their passsion for good food and wine. www.tastematakana.co.nz

Cuisine with Nicole Wilson

Cuisine with Nicole Wilson

Love Food Hate Waste

The Love Food Hate Waste column, which will run monthly in Hibiscus Matters, is provided by the Auckland-based Love Food Hate Waste team. www.lovefoodhatewaste.co.nz

Libraries

Libraries column with Warkworth Library community library manager Natasha Hallam.

Youth Issues

Allan Robertson is the Director of Coast Youth Community Trust. He has spent the last 15 years working with youth and families on the Hibiscus Coast. The local body representatives’ Viewpoint columns take a break while elections are on.

Family Issues

Homebuilders operates in the North Rodney area (from Puhoi to Mangawhai, coast to coast), providing Family Support Workers, Disability Information Service, courses and facilitated self-help groups and a help desk for free information and advocacy support.

Gardening with Dee Pignéguy

Organic gardener and author Dee Pignéguy has taken over Hibiscus Matters’ gardening column from editor Terry Moore.

Gardening with Andrew Steens

Point Wells gardening author Andrew Steens has a lifetime of practical experience, as well as a horticultural degree at Massey University.

Gardening with Terry Moore

The seven years she spent working for NZ Gardener magazine, fed her habit and increased her desire to learn more. Terry spends as much time as possible in her “eclectic” and “work in progress" garden.

Health

with Tania Adams, pharmacist, Manly Care Chemist, Andy Schmidt, physiotherapist, Active+ Orewa, Sheryl Takayama, nutritionist and Dr Peter Hall, Family Doctors, Whangaparaoa.

Living Well

Naturopath Eugene Sims from Warkworth Living Well Clinic says his interest in health started with his own knee problems 19 years ago.

Grey matters

Simonne Dyer is currently secretary of Hibiscus Coast Grey Power. She has been with the organisation for three years.

Wine

Matakana Winegrowers Association, www.matakanawine.com

Olives

A column from Matakana Olive Co-op 

Fired-Up

Keep up-to-date with the activities of fire stations in the Mahurangi district, north to Mangawhai and Maungaturoto. The volunteer brigades are a critical part of our emergency response service, but are in desperate need of more recruits. If you would like to know more, visit fire.org.nz

SPORT


Hibiscus Coastguard

Coastguard’s motto is Saving Lives at Sea and to this end volunteers are on the water, patrolling the coastline every weekend.

Fishing

Fishing with Damian Clayton, whangaparaoa@topcatch.co.nz

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