Library provides spot for groups

Local clubs and groups have a new promotional tool to attract new members and publicise their activities, thanks to Warkworth Library and the local Men’s Shed. A large, glazed noticeboard for the library’s outside wall has been made, which...... Read More

IT support on our doorstep

SeniorNet Warkworth will hold an Open Day at its clubrooms at the Warkworth RSA on Tuesday, January 21, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. The day is an opportunity for the general public to learn about the various courses that are offered throughout the year...... Read More

Ocean predators become prey

It opened with the objective of extracting oil from the livers of shark for medicinal purposes and rendering down the carcases for fertiliser. The fins were saved and dried for export to China, where they were esteemed as a delicacy. It is recorded...... Read More

It’s medicinal, Doctor!

One of the pioneers of winemaking (albeit fruit wine) in the Matakana district was Alexis Migounoff, although his product was marketed as a remedy rather than an enjoyable tipple. Migounoff was a Russian who arrived at the Matakana Wharf on the Kotiti...... Read More

Milk powder outpaces cheese

The Albertland Co-operative Dairy Company opened a cheese factory in Woodcocks Road, Warkworth, with great fanfare on November 8, 1968. Celebrations were held over two days, with the factory being officially opened by NZ Dairy Board chairman Sir Andrew...... Read More

Take to the trail for a taste of true wine diversity

Open for tasting A – Ascension Wine Estate, B – Brick Bay Wines, C – Heron’s Flight, D – Hyperion Wines, E – Matakana Estate, F – Matavino Wines, G – Omaha Bay Vineyard, H – Runner Duck Estate, I...... Read More

Time running out for Hub?

Members of the Trust that runs the Whangaparaoa Community Hub are “gutted” that they could have to close the doors due to lack of funding. The Hub opened in March last year as a two-year pilot, offering a space for community groups and...... Read More

Even more time needed for Nautilus repairs

Repairs to the structure of Orewa’s Nautilus apartments, due to finish at the end of this month, could take until the end of May. The project has already taken a year longer than originally predicted when work began on repairing the leaky building...... Read More

Introducing: Due Amici

Chefs Nikola Markoski and Chen Yi have combined their considerable experience to open Due Amici in Manly Village. The two friends have been cooking Italian cuisine together for five years. “We both love Italian food, so teaming up made sense,”...... Read More

Introducing: Bombay to Goa

Gulf Harbour has a new Indian restaurant to enjoy, overlooking the Marine Village canal. Bombay to Goa opened about four months ago courtesy of Lucky Singh, who has been a chef for 27 years in both New Zealand and India. He moved to New Zealand 17...... Read More