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Doll house set to bring Christmas cheer in raffle

Some lucky Wellsford child will likely find the doll house of their wildest dreams under the family Christmas tree this festive season. The house was built by Colin Childs, 82, who has been creating scale models of ships, wagons and houses since the...... Read More

Rodney politicians ponder new roles

Rodney-based MP Tracey Martin picked up a swag of portfolios following the announcement of a Labour-New Zealand First coalition government, but one appointment stands out from the others. Mrs Martin was personally contacted by Prime Minister Jacinda...... Read More

New police commander takes charge 

Taking charge of Rodney’s police force is a role that Inspector Bruce O’Brien says he is especially invested in, having lived in the area since childhood. On October 30, Inspector O’Brien took over the role of Rodney Area Commander,...... Read More

Hill Street proposal recipe for confusion

One Warkworth Business Association has come out strongly against an Auckland Transport (AT) proposal to install a temporary barrier at the Hill Street intersection, across half of Elizabeth Street. Under the proposal, an automated barrier arm would...... Read More

Sharing Christmas spirit for needy families

Community organisations are looking for donations to improve Christmas for local families in need. Here’s how you can help: Homebuilders Homebuilders supports families at Christmas by giving gifts to those who are in low income jobs or on benefits. Coordinator...... Read More

Christmas trees support coastguard

An inspiring array of Christmas trees will be lit up when the Lions Club of Kowhai Coast returns for its sixth Treemendous fundraising event next month. The display will be held at the Old Masonic Hall in Warkworth, from December 5 to 9, with all proceeds...... Read More

Café Sandspit

Maree Pickett has had her eye on Café Sandspit for a while, seeing it as the perfect complement to her existing businesses serving Kawau Island and Sandspit. Maree has run the Mansion House Café on Kawau Island since 2006 and Kawau Cruises...... Read More

Monster Housewash & Gutters

After 35 years painting cars, Tony Jillings of Arkles Bay was ready for a change. As well as wanting to run his own business, he was keen to get out of the enclosed spaces he worked in and into the fresh air. Last month, together with 27-year-old daughter...... Read More

Absurdist wit performs at Leigh Sawmill

Poet and novelist Dominic “Tourettes” Hoey will perform at the Leigh Sawmill this month alongside Australian-based singer songwriter “Skyscraper” Stanley Woodhouse. Dominic performs a mix of political satire and absurdist observations...... Read More

Music and more for Carols in the Park

Warkworth shops and businesses are being encouraged to keep their doors open a little later on Friday, December 1, when Warkworth Rotary’s annual Carols in the Park Christmas celebration will be held at Lucy Moore Park. This year’s concert...... Read More