Business

Recalling mega store opening day

Mitre 10 Mega Warkworth turns 10 this month, prompting manager Cam Caithness to reflect on the grand opening day back in 2011. He and his wife Celia hadn’t slept the night before. Their son was rushed to hospital with a serious case of croup. “I...... Read More

Introducing - Shared Work Space

Kim Coghlan While working from home either full-time or part-time is the new norm for many people, it can come at a cost. According to Stats NZ, more than 40 per cent of employed Kiwis did at least some of their work from home during the Covid-19 level...... Read More

New vet hospital set to be best in the north

The purpose-built clinic will act as a regional veterinary hub as the local population grows. Six years of planning and investment come to fruition this month with the opening of Warkworth Vets’ new 465 square metre veterinary hospital in Hudson...... Read More

Coast club denied slice of America’s Cup pie

A sports club has been left out in the cold, after Auckland Council frustrated its attempts to get a special alcohol licence that would allow it to open its doors to the public to view America’s Cup races on its big screen. The club, which does...... Read More

Main entrance to Milldale ready to open

The 4000-home Milldale development reaches a major milestone this month with its main entrance from Pine Valley Road, over a new bridge crossing the Weiti Stream, due to be finished and open in the next few weeks. A new exit slipway off State Highway...... Read More

Development progress on the Coast

Thirty-four homes are planned for the former bus depot at 188 Centreway Road, Ōrewa. Project manager Nigel Williams says that the concept for the 0.5ha site involves a combination of apartments, shops and villas. He says resource consent has been granted...... Read More

Changing Faces - Mike Pero Warkworth

Rick Law A desire to keep challenging himself to reach ambitious goals has prompted Rick Law to take over the ownership of Mike Pero Warkworth. Those who have dealt with Rick will know something about that drive: last year he sold 21 properties –...... Read More

Dangerous walk for highway residents

A lack of footpaths or cycleways along sections of Hibiscus Coast Highway has been brought to the attention of Auckland Transport (AT) for years, but so far nothing has been done. The issue is of particular concern to residents of 24 houses on the...... Read More

Stage set for great year

Times have been grim for Centrestage Theatre – Covid-19 lockdowns nearly closed its doors for good. The fact that it is not only up and running now, but busier than ever, is a success story that is largely thanks to the community. The theatre,...... Read More

Changing Faces - Bayside Bistro

From left, assistant manager Christina Morrison, Desmond and Susan Vize, and chef Janeen Swart. A breath of fresh sea air has blown through Bayside Bistro, with a change in management giving a new lease of life to the beachfront café, bar and...... Read More