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

Fix it for free invitation

Saints Cycles manager Leo Dottridge believes in keeping bikes on the road for as long as possible. He will be one of a number of people who will share their skills at the Repair Café. Broken electrical items, bikes and wooden furniture are...... Read More

Records go around again

While the storage of a 3000-strong vinyl record collection may be causing a little domestic disharmony in a home in Millwater, the collection’s owner Christiaan Els is in no hurry to curb his obsession. Christiaan jokes that his wife, former...... Read More

Dump proposal faces zoning hurdle

Waste Management could face “some difficulty” in obtaining permission to develop a landfill in the Dome Valley, which is zoned as rural production land in the Auckland Unitary Plan, according to Auckland Council. Landfill is a non-complying...... Read More

Coasties line-up for Full Monty

The Cancer Society will be the beneficiary of a titillating night of entertainment at the Crows Nest Bar in Whangaparaoa on Saturday, November 17. Bar person Sam McDonald is organising a Full Monty & Burlesque Show in conjunction with the owner Nick. “Cancer...... Read More

AT bosses summoned to explain link road lane cut

Auckland Transport (AT) chiefs have agreed to visit Warkworth to explain to local businesses, Board members and lobby groups the reasoning behind their decision to reduce the Matakana link road from four lanes to two. Councillor Greg Sayers met with...... Read More

Chair returns to Snells Beach residents group

Former chair of the Snells Beach Residents and Ratepayers Association Mark Dinniss has returned to the role after taking a break. The Snells resident of four years became chair of the group in 2016, but stepped back the following year for personal...... Read More

Soaring fuel prices hurt Rodney poor, say residents

In just its first month of operation the regional fuel tax has raised $13.2 million for improved transport infrastructure. But some Mahurangi residents are concerned the steep rise in fuel prices is too tough for those on low incomes. The tax was...... Read More