Environment

Landfill land sale still conditional

Waste Management, the company proposing to build an Auckland regional landfill north of the Dome, has confirmed that it does not yet own the land. The company, which is owned by the Chinese state-owned Beijing Capital Group, has secured Overseas Investment...... Read More

RSA rescue plan in place

RSA president Rod Klarwill says he has a good team on board to see the project through to completion. He is standing in front of an artist’s impression of the new building. To view a flythrough of the proposed building go to: youtube/aH9pXW1OxLE An...... Read More

Cautious response to proposed private Penlink bid

While local politicians on both sides of the political divide are cautiously supporting the idea of fast-tracking Penlink with an overseas investor, they agree it is too early to pop the champagne corks. The NZ Transport Agency has confirmed it has...... Read More

No slam dunk for Council on Orewa court

Hellen Wilkins is frustrated that a simple request for minor maintenance on the Orewa basketball court has turned into one agenda item after another. It sounded like a simple request – Destination Orewa Beach (DOB) asked Auckland Council to...... Read More

Much-loved parrot returned

A much-loved African grey parrot called Rachel has been reunited with her distraught owners. Gina Zhou and Rodger Harman, of Gulf Harbour, were broken-hearted over Rachel’s disappearance last month and offered a $1000 reward for her return. “The...... Read More

Catwalk guaranteed repeat performance

The success of this year’s Hospice Catwalk Arts, held at the Orewa Arts & Events Centre on October 6, has ensured it will be back next year. Marketing coordinator Bex Argar says although the amount raised of $10,000 wasn’t as good as hoped...... Read More

Look before you launch

Kiwis love the water and summer is the time when anyone who has a boat, heads for the nearest boat ramp. But, Coastguard NZ is urging boaties to make sure their vessels are in good nick first, especially if they haven’t been used all winter. Key...... Read More

Ignorance no excuse for unsafe boating practices

One of the best ways to keep everyone safe while at sea is for boat owners and operators to do a Coastguard Boating Education course. Courses range from the Day Skipper course to the more advanced Boatmaster course. Almost 11,000 people enrolled in...... Read More

Crayfish crisis worries marine scientists

Auckland University scientists are calling for an expansion of the Cape Rodney-Okakari Point (Goat Island) Marine Reserve to stop crayfish numbers dwindling to an all-time low. The university operates the Leigh Marine Laboratory, and the reserve was...... Read More

Doggie day out in Millwater

Dogs on the Hibiscus Coast are invited to attend the first annual Helloworld Orewa/Millwater Dog Walk around the Orewa Estuary on Sunday November 4. And, they are welcome to bring their human families along too. Marketing manager Lynn Gordon, who...... Read More