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Work begins on historic lighthouse

A major effort by a voluntary organisation, the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi Island, has enabled one of the country’s most historic buildings to be properly...

Developer revises plan in face of community opposition

Local developer J G Land has revised its plans that would have removed 192sqm of protected native bush to create eight residential lots in Arran...

Coastal Gulf Harbour site to be subdivided by Hoppers

Hopper Developments has bought the final piece of Hobbs Bay farm in Gulf Harbour and is in the process of applying for resource consent to...

Revised development plans for Stillwater campsite

The plan to develop Stillwater Motor Camp into residential housing has been altered, effectively reducing the number of lots proposed from 19 to 16. The...

Penlink plans ready to go before public

With work on building the O Mahurangi (Penlink) road and bridge from Whangaparāoa to Redvale set to begin later this year, and the design now...

Hammerhead – the perfect sports event site

Yachting NZ wants to work with Auckland Council on plans to develop the Hammerhead at Gulf Harbour. Its aim is to ensure that “the whole...

Millwater ‘let down’ by Kainga Ora feedback process

Kainga Ora – Homes and Communities began seeking public feedback in June on its plan to build 37 homes in Bonair Crescent, Millwater. However, although...

School students ideas lead playground design process

When designing something it pays to consult the client – the end user – even when they are children. Doing this has worked particularly well...

50 years of firefighting – and farewell

There is no doubt that Silverdale’s Senior Station officer, Jim Maclean, has plenty of stories to tell after 50 years of firefighting. His long service...

Daylight robbery in Silverdale

Walker & Hall jewellery store in the Silverdale Centre was robbed yesterday afternoon, while it was open. A Police spokesperson says two offenders carrying weapons...