Health

Cancer survivor runs marathon for charity

Twenty-one year old Jenni Palmer says she learned some powerful lessons from her first hand experience with cancer, and also from sailing on the tall ship Spirit of NZ. She is hoping to connect the two by providing a young person affected by cancer with...... Read More

Lucky escape from terrifying truck incident

It was lucky that no-one was injured, including a police officer, as a stolen scaffolding truck was driven around local roads at speed before crashing in flames. The incident took place on Sunday, August 11. The driver appears to have travelled a considerable...... Read More

Kingsway student on national stage

Kingsway School student Mi Rae Han, 16, says she was honoured to present the closing speech at the NZ Business Hall of Fame gala dinner in Auckland on Thursday August 15. Mi Rae gave the speech as a representative of the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES),...... Read More

Only men can fill Santa Claus’ big black boots

At a time when gender is increasingly broad, fluid and widely inclusive, the Orewa Santa Claus will always be a male, according to organisers of the Orewa Beach Santa Parade. The community parade is put on by local business association Destination Orewa...... Read More

Puhoi home to WWII Harley

An authentic US military motorcycle used in WWII, the 1942 WLA Harley-Davidson, has found a home in Puhoi. “Oh I can’t tell you that,” owner Peter Kamphuis says when asked how much it cost. “I’ve had it for seven or eight...... Read More

Big bird flies on a Russian classic

John ‘Big Bird’ Greig of Rodney wanted a Harley but it couldn’t handle his size so he had to import something a bit bigger from Russia. His brand new 2019 Ural Ranger is the only of its kind in New Zealand, and is a replica of the...... Read More

Jumping into adventure series for a good cause

Last week, Dean Morris stepped out of his comfort zone and boarded a bus, destination unknown. The Hibiscus Coast self-employed fabricator and musician is one of eight people who travelled to a mystery destination to spend a week taking part in the Adventure...... Read More

Ian Hedley: a prostate cancer survival story

Ian Hedley, keeps a close eye on his PSA levels these days. He says although measuring the amount of prostate specific antigen in a man’s blood is not always reliable or favoured by all doctors, it is the best early warning sign we currently...... Read More

Ian Hedley: a prostate cancer survival story

Ian Hedley, keeps a close eye on his PSA levels these days. He says although measuring the amount of prostate specific antigen in a man’s blood is not always reliable or favoured by all doctors, it is the best early warning sign we currently...... Read More

Hospice thanks local contractors

Local tradies and businesses pulled together to make a redevelopment project at Hospice House in Red Beach (formerly known as Hibiscus Hospice) posssible, donating more than $250,000-worth of goods and services. The facility now has 27 more carparks,...... Read More