Time for Janet Fitzgerald to take a well earned bow

Hibiscus & Bays Local Board deputy chair Janet Fitzgerald, top, and Edwin Munro receive their prestigious Paul Harris awards for service to the community from Governor of Rotary District 9910, Jerry Norman. Edwin’s had the addition of five sapphires,...... Read More

Link road win?

A four-lane Matakana link road could be back on the cards, thanks to intensive local lobbying and liaison with Auckland Transport (AT). Rodney Councillor Greg Sayers told a Matakana Community Group meeting on Thursday, February 7 that as a result of...... Read More

Funding blow threatens river dredging

A government decision to veto funding from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) to dredge the Mahurangi River will force dredging operations to cease by the end of this month, unless the cash can be found elsewhere. The Mahurangi River Restoration Trust...... Read More

Agents clamping down on money laundering practices

People out shopping for a new house or property will face more scrutiny from real estate agents from now on. New Zealand introduced its Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing Terrorism legislation in 2009 and banks, financial institutions and...... Read More

Fears that new freedom camping bylaw could open floodgates

Council plans to introduce a new bylaw to regulate freedom camping throughout Auckland are raising concerns that it could lead to a significant increase in overnight parking at local reserves and domains. The proposal lists more than 25 local Council-managed...... Read More

Protesters say landfill leachate threatens

About 20 protesters returned to State Highway 1, this time near the Hill Street intersection on Waitangi Day, to continue to voice their opposition to a proposed landfill in the Dome Valley.     Industry giant Waste Management wants...... Read More

Sunday morning opportunity

An organiser of the new Sunday Market in Warkworth, Ayla Walker, is hoping it will encourage local entrepreneurs to ‘have a go’ at marketing their skills and talents commercially. “There are a lot of really talented and creative people...... Read More

Gardeners sought for Puhoi village venture

A new community garden and heritage orchard could be on the cards for Puhoi’s River Park if enough residents are prepared to support the venture. A suggestion on the village Facebook page by Puhoi Newsletter coordinator Mike Swain was met with...... Read More

Iwi organises courthouse renovation

The historic Warkworth District Courthouse in Elizabeth Street is about to get a makeover. But don’t panic, the outside facade is unlikely to change. Owners Ngati Manuhiri have taken over the building following the end of the Crown lease on...... Read More

Introducing - Kitset Assembly Services

For those who wince at the thought of buying a product and then facing the prospect of following complicated instructions to assemble at home, help is at hand. Warkworth local Galvin Milich is the new franchise owner for Kitset Assembly Services Rodney....... Read More