Global Running Day starts in Silverdale

Dame Valerie was soon swamped by enthusiastic students. Enthusiastic participation in the warmup. Dame Valerie tells the volunteer marshals to ditch the umbrellas. The shotputter’s high fiving hand was kept busy as runners headed to the finish line. The...... Read More

Zone proposal cuts Red Beach out of loop

Orewa College is just a short walk away, but will be beyond reach for Red Beach families like these if a proposed zone change goes ahead. Vocal opponents of the zone change include, from left, Janet Sweetman, Simon Henderson and Katie Smart with their...... Read More

New boots on peninsula beat

Whangaparaoa’s new community constable, Sam Webb, had a career in science in mind when he left school but says quite early on in his biology studies at Canterbury University, he had a change of heart. The 36-year-old says he has never regretted...... Read More

Whangaparaoa Rotary: Service above self

If you have a perception of Rotary as a group of retired businessmen standing around at a boring meeting talking about their golf handicap and eating bad food, think again. Just like other long-standing service organisations, Rotary has had to modernise...... Read More

Whangaparaoa Community Hub – Getting connected

Working smarter, fostering cooperation and collaboration, and pooling resources for greater community benefit are at the heart of a pilot project launched in Whangaparaoa earlier this year. The Whangaparaoa Community Hub, at 707 Whangaparaoa Road,...... Read More

Hibiscus Coast Boating Club – Making a splash

The Hibiscus Coast Boating Club has been established for more than 40 years. According to society records, the club first convened in May 1977 and Coastguard records show that they had an alliance with the club in 1978 when a search and rescue facility...... Read More

Saving Hope Foundation – Giving animals a second c

Saving Hope started with one small objective – to save an abandoned and neglected puppy from being destroyed on the assumption that it could be a dangerous dog. It was a year ago this month that Jill O’Brien spotted the puppy, soon named...... Read More

Talk tackles the dangers of meth

A hard-hitting public talk on the dangers posed by methamphetamine, or P, will take place at Orewa Community Centre, Orewa Square, Orewa on Monday, July 9 at 7pm. The talk, called Not Even Once – Saying No to Meth will be delivered by former...... Read More

Seminar answers important retirement village quest

There is a lot to consider before moving into a retirement village – so some free, independent advice at a seminar hosted by Manly Methodist Church next month should be welcome. Leading the seminar is Troy Churton, retirement villages national...... Read More

Spreading the word about Sign Language

Although NZ Sign Language has been one of the country’s three official languages since 2006, it is still a new concept to the general population and many misunderstandings are still prevalent. That is something that social enterprise NZ Merge...... Read More