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BID to beat bureaucrats

Warkworth has massive growth ahead of it. Designated as a satellite town in Auckland's Unitary Plan, Warkworth is expected to grow... read more

Spreading the word

An initiative trialled at Tāwharanui Regional Park in 2018/19 was so successful that the troops have rallied again to increase visitors'... read more

Summer salad days

These long, hot summer days call for bright, fresh salads. And salads are a great way to use up the vegetable glut in the summer garden.... read more

Finding money for school

Here it comes – the avalanche of back-to-school costs. Feet will have grown, shirts will have shrunk and sports gear will have... read more

Cloak of invisibility

Octopuses are relatives of shellfish and snails that lost their shells. They compensate for the absence of body armour by being strong,... read more

Travel adventures

While travel can be a stepping stone to relaxation, it is also the pathway to adventure for many Kiwis. We love to travel and more... read more

Albertland centenarian

Thomas Inger was one of many wanting to emigrate to New Zealand. William Brame, the Albertland movement founder, was keen to have him. In... read more

Dieting for pets

New Year's resolutions focusing on self-development, specifically body composition and physical fitness, emotional and mental wellness,... read more

Universal Message

The response to the annual Hibiscus Matters Christmas appeal for food and vouchers for Coast families, who might be doing it tough... read more

Electoral overhaul needed

Firstly let me thank all those electors who voted me back on to the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board to represent the Hibiscus subdivision.... read more