Rodney Local Board chair Beth Houlbrooke (centre) did the honours at the official opening of the Warkworth Community Shop, in Winscombe Mall, on May 30. Proceeds from the community shop will fund local groups, causes and projects such as the fire brigade, St John, surf lifesaving and the Mahurangi Dredging Project. A good range of second-hand goods was on the shelves for the opening, but a partner in the venture, John McEwing, says the shop would welcome more donations, particularly of bric-a-brac, kitchenware and linen. Furniture pick-ups can also be arranged. Beth is pictured with shop coordinators Christine Hannah and John McEwing.