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Folk returns to Whangateau

The high energy of five talented musicians will be on stage at the Whangateau Hall on Saturday July 2. T-Bone, a Wellington-based folk band, has...

Matariki launched in Matakana

A special invitation-only screening of Whina will be held at the Matakana Cinemas on June 22, on the eve of Aotearoa’s first Matariki holiday. The...

Set to sizzle at Whangateau

The Smoke on the Coast barbecue competition is returning to Whangateau Holiday Park on Matariki Weekend, June 24 and 25. Organiser Derrick Paull says Covid...

Minister yet to respond to calls for scallop ban extension

Organisations hoping to persuade Fisheries Minister David Parker to extend a recent partial ban on scallop fishing to the whole Hauraki Gulf are frustrated at...

Puhoi pests targeted by new landcare group

Puhoi has become the latest community to take on the problem of predator pests, with the formation of a new Puhoi Landcare group that held...

Foster parents needed for new mums and babies

A new fostering programme that puts a baby’s mother, as well as her child, under the care of foster parents has been initiated by North...

New motorway opening stalled in slow lane

There is still no indication when the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway will open, but it definitely won’t be next month. A Waka Kotahi spokesperson says...

Local charity offers relief from grief and a chance to share

Nothing can prepare anyone for the trials of grief and trauma, but self-care and sharing your experience with those who understand can help to ease...

Health whammy well on its way

Winter could bring with it a triple whammy of nasty viruses and respiratory infections, doctors are warning. Covid-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are...

Crippling fees hit community project

A small wooden footbridge in a park in Puhoi is the latest example to emerge of how out of control Auckland Council’s consent fees have...