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Council offers support for businesses

Kaipara businesses that have been struggling as a result of Covid-19 could benefit from a $640,000 support fund approved by Kaipara District Council yesterday. General Manager of Sustainable Growth and Investment Sue Davidson says the Council is...... Read More

Air NZ sitting on millions

A Consumer NZ survey found 80 per cent of passengers on cancelled Air New Zealand flights have been stuck with credits, leaving the airline sitting on millions of dollars of customers’ money. Consumer NZ chief executive Jon Duffy said only six...... Read More

Court allows Orewa seawall to be built

A seawall can now be built on Orewa Beach, following a decision by the Environment Court released today. The original wall proposed for the section of beach between Kohu Street and Marine View combined a 600m-long grouted rock seawall with a section...... Read More

Ambitious goals for ailing Hauraki Gulf

The Hauraki Gulf Forum is calling for marine protection of at least 30 per cent of the gulf and an end to all marine dumping in or near the gulf. It also wants 1000sqkm of shellfish-bed and reef restoration, and riparian planting of the gulf’s...... Read More

Dome Valley work

There will be night works on State Highway 1 (SH1) north of Warkworth over the next six weeks to lay cable ducting in a roadside trench. The work is being carried out for a utility company at the same time as a staged safety upgrade of SH1 in the Dome...... Read More

Library opening shelved

Orewa Library reopened today (May 20) together with 30 others, but it could be almost two weeks before Whangaparaoa Library opens its doors to the public. Auckland Council head of community libraries north and west, Darryl Soljan, says
the requirements...... Read More

Contact tracing app released

The Ministry of Health today formally released the NZ Covid Tracer app to support contact tracing in New Zealand . Kiwis who download the app will create a digital diary of the places they visit by scanning QR codes displayed at the entrances to business...... Read More

No more birds seen in lockdown according to survey

Reports abounded of increased numbers of birds in towns and cities in New Zealand during the Covid-19 lockdown. Against this background, Forest & Bird Hibiscus Coast took the opportunity to run a local bird count survey during the last two weeks of...... Read More

Back to work on Silverdale park and ride

Construction at the Silverdale Park ‘n’ Ride resumed when the country moved to Alert Level 3, but the lockdown has caused further delays to the project. Auckland Transport spokesperson Mark Hannan says work began onsite on April 29, with...... Read More

Offers in on Orewa Service Centre

Offers to purchase Auckland Council’s Orewa service centre and local board headquarters at 50 Centreway Road are currently being evaluated but an agreement has not yet been signed. The property went up for sale in February, and tenders closed...... Read More