Health

Red Cross inspires Orewa artist

A young Orewa artist is taking a giant leap of faith to raise money for NZ Red Cross this month. Robyn Kay Du Preez, 20, who is afraid heights and doesn’t like to fly, is going to jump out of an aeroplane at 13,000-feet as part of the national...... Read More

Orewa Boulevard turns pink

The Boulevard in Orewa will have a distinctly pink tinge to it on Thursday July 30 when it becomes the venue for a Long Pink Breakfast fundraising event. Organiser Michelle McAteer-Ross plans to run bunting and balloons along the Boulevard, from Shorewards...... Read More

Mahurangi traveller relieved after Covid journey ordeal

Scotts Landing resident Kelly Grovehills vows she will frame her airline boarding passes after a harrowing seven-week ordeal attempting to return to New Zealand in a world plagued by Covid-19. Kelly set off on her adventure of a lifetime in January,...... Read More

Bloomfield thanks Paparoa

Years 5 and 6 students at Paparoa School were amazed to receive correspondence from the Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield. The children had written a series of tributes to Dr Bloomfield as part of their written English studies. A display...... Read More

Police salute retiring volunteer

Lesley Leversha, of Snells Beach, this month received awards from Rodney Neighbourhood Support and Warkworth Police acknowledging her “exemplary service” to the Mahurangi East community. Lesley is retiring from her voluntary roles in Neighbourhood...... Read More

Tips for age-friendly bathrooms

Making a bathroom safer and more comfortable to use for your parents or other relatives (or even yourself) as they age requires thinking about upgrading the fixtures and fittings. There are many options specifically designed with older people in mind....... Read More

End in sight for Hibiscus Men’s Shed

Progress towards the building of the Hibiscus Men’s Shed in Silverdale is going ahead in leaps and bounds according to chair Maurice Browning, with a large chunk of funding recently received. Around $151,000 was needed to construct the shed’s...... Read More

Kitten rescued from truck dashboard

When a truck rolls into Truck Tech Solutions’ workshop in Silverdale, the last thing that staff expect is to be rescuing a kitten. Truck Tech Solutions director Helen Shaw says the truck driver is based in Dairy Flat, where there are a few stray...... Read More

Thousands raised by Primary students

A class of Year 5-6 students at Whangaparaoa School decided to run their own mini-gala recently, after the Covid-19 lockdown caused the cancellation of the school’s big fundraising gala. A learner-as-a-maker class of 28 students held the mini-gala...... Read More

Coast Labour candidate selected

The Labour Party has selected its candidate for the Whangaparaoa electorate – 71-year-old former aged care and social worker Lorayne Ferguson of Redvale. Lorayne returned to NZ seven years ago after a 34-year career in the UK. She has lived...... Read More