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Plans to fight landfill gather pace

More than 100 people packed into Wellsford Community Centre last night for a public meeting called to oppose plans to site a new Auckland regional landfill on 1000ha of farm and forestry land in the Dome Valley. Organiser and local resident Dave Sawyer...... Read More

Crate Day liquor ban on again

This summer, the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board will repeat and extend the widespread alcohol ban that was used to prevent a Crate Day event being held on the Hibiscus Coast last year. Crate Day gatherings, largely organised via social media, where people...... Read More

Landfill land sale still conditional

Waste Management, the company proposing to build an Auckland regional landfill north of the Dome, has confirmed that it does not yet own the land. The company, which is owned by the Chinese state-owned Beijing Capital Group, has secured Overseas Investment...... Read More

RSA rescue plan in place

RSA president Rod Klarwill says he has a good team on board to see the project through to completion. He is standing in front of an artist’s impression of the new building. To view a flythrough of the proposed building go to: youtube/aH9pXW1OxLE An...... Read More

Cautious response to proposed private Penlink bid

While local politicians on both sides of the political divide are cautiously supporting the idea of fast-tracking Penlink with an overseas investor, they agree it is too early to pop the champagne corks. The NZ Transport Agency has confirmed it has...... Read More

No slam dunk for Council on Orewa court

Hellen Wilkins is frustrated that a simple request for minor maintenance on the Orewa basketball court has turned into one agenda item after another. It sounded like a simple request – Destination Orewa Beach (DOB) asked Auckland Council to...... Read More

Graduate puts six decades between cap and gown

Proving learning is a lifelong journey, Pauline Wetton, of Orewa, received a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts, majoring in politics, at the University of Auckland’s Spring Graduation, nearly 60 years after completing her Bachelor’s degree. At...... Read More

Much-loved parrot returned

A much-loved African grey parrot called Rachel has been reunited with her distraught owners. Gina Zhou and Rodger Harman, of Gulf Harbour, were broken-hearted over Rachel’s disappearance last month and offered a $1000 reward for her return. “The...... Read More

Fix it for free invitation

Saints Cycles manager Leo Dottridge believes in keeping bikes on the road for as long as possible. He will be one of a number of people who will share their skills at the Repair Café. Broken electrical items, bikes and wooden furniture are...... Read More

Coast films capture retirement home realities

A short, fun but often real look at life in a retirement home forms the backdrop for a short film series called The Dusketeers, released by Hibiscus Coast U3A this month. The six films in the series average around seven to eight minutes and are available...... Read More