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Warkworth ram raid

A red Mazda Demio that was stolen from Warkworth was used to smash into the Vodafone store in Winscombe Mall, behind Paper Plus, around 3am today. The offender then fled the premises with a number of cellphones.
 Police believe another vehicle...... Read More

Search winds down

The final stage in the official search for Whangateau pensioner Maree Wilkins, who has been missing from a Leigh Road rest home since Tuesday evening, November 7, will focus on Whangateau Harbour. At a public meeting at the Rams Clubrooms in Whangateau...... Read More

Commuters seek answers as traffic gridlocks

Traffic has been getting worse and is reduced to a crawl along Vipond and Whangaparaoa Roads and Hibiscus Coast Highway to the motorway in the morning peak. The problem has been getting worse over the last couple of weeks but as yet it is unclear what...... Read More

Family finds missing police feline

The family who found Snickers, from left Katrina, Jessica and Georgia Williams, with Whangaparaoa Police watchhouse officer Charlotte Jones. Almost three weeks after he went missing, and after an extensive search by off duty police and the community,...... Read More

Coast filmmaker honouring women’s World War II ser

The first documentary to come from interviews conducted with war veterans by filmmaker David Blyth of Manly is ready for release. David interviewed 50 veterans for his Memories of Service project, including a large number from the Hibiscus Coast. The...... Read More

Sweet Appreciation with Chocolate Brown

Congratulations to Barbara Maltby of Point Wells who is a recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. She was nominated by Faye Comrie, who wrote:  "Barbara has spent the last 18 years bringing fun and joy to the residents of Leigh...... Read More

Fuel tax threat to Rodney transport hopes

Rodney councillor Greg Sayers will fight to exclude Rodney from an Auckland regional fuel tax, saying the money raised will do nothing to improve transport in Rodney and may, in fact, divert resources away from Rodney. The incoming Government has announced...... Read More

Corruption complaints never raised

Moderation Former Rodney Mayor Penny Webster has reacted angrily to a story that appeared in the Mahurangi Matters on November 1 (Aussie corruption watchdog raids office of ex-Rodney council boss). “The story infers that I had some knowledge...... Read More

Days numbered for iconic oak trees

A revegetation and maintenance plan for the Oaks on Neville retirement complex in Warkworth, submitted to Auckland Council last month, forecasts the removal of all the existing oaks on the site over the next 25 years. The plan is a requirement of the...... Read More

Country park put up for sale

One of the region’s largest and most popular tourism, event and hospitality venues Matakana Country Park is on the market. The 20-hectare site is home to a number of different restaurants and businesses, including The Stables restaurant, Smiths...... Read More