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Orewa Beach fenced off next week

Diggers will be shifting sand on Orewa Beach next week, restricting access to the public and reducing the area patrolled by surf lifesavers. The process involves removing sand from the southern end of the beach and transferring it to erosion-affected...... Read More

NZ Transport Agency - Press release

Auckland’s Northern Motorway to be closed most nights for next four months, starting this Sunday The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists to plan ahead and allow more time if travelling at night on Auckland’s Northern Motorway in coming...... Read More

East: Mangawhai Cliff Top Walkway by foot

A striking palm frond sculpture. A steep climb to the top of the cliffs. The beach gets a little rocky. Passing through the grand archway. The pohutukawas are striking. The Mangawhai Heads Cliff Top Walkway starts at the Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifeguard...... Read More

West: Oruawharo River Trail by bicycle

There are plenty of gates to negotiate. Be sure to disinfect your tyres as well as your shoes at the kauri dieback station. The steers had no intention of moving. The trail offers stunning views. An imposing custodian of land and sea. It’s an...... Read More

Favourite comedian returns for 151st show

Comedian and television personality Te Radar will again compere the Warkworth A&P Lifestyle Show and says his enthusiasm for the event remains undiminished. Having grown up on a dairy and beef farm in the Waikato, Te Radar especially enjoys the cattle...... Read More

Equestrian set to thrill

More than 200 horses will compete in the 151st Warkworth A&P Lifestyle Show. Chief equestrian steward Genette Churches says it will be a packed weekend with seven rings operating on the first day (January 27) and four rings operating on the second day...... Read More

Don’t forget the toenails!

Children and teenagers with an interest in showing off their skills in handling cattle will have the perfect opportunity at the Warkworth A&P Lifestyle Show. Cattle steward Marjorie Blythen says the young handlers very often provide the most entertainment...... Read More

Sporting legends of the Mahurangi region

The Mahurangi region has produced or been home to a number of sporting names that have played at the highest level for New Zealand. Dudley Wright attended the Empire Games, now the Commonwealth Games, in 1950 and went on to be the president of the Assassins...... Read More

Fun under a Mahurangi sun

Time to get creative on the beach at Mangawhai. Members of the extended Smith family took up the beach sculpturing challenge, with this laid-back hippo coming second.  One of the region’s favourite jumping, diving and bombing spots, Big Omaha...... Read More

Sweet Appreciation with Chocolate Brown

Congratulations to Wally Treadwell, of Warkworth, who is a recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. He was nominated by Claire Kronfeld, who wrote:    “I recently asked Wally if he would be able to create some wooden divisions...... Read More