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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...

Epic skateboard trip across NZ born in Mangawhai

A Vietnamese-American backpacker who got stranded in NZ due to Covid-19 is heading for the Hibiscus Coast this month, as he attempts to skateboard the...

Regional parks merger with marine park under spotlight

Plans to include coastal regional parks as part of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park while changes to the governance structure of the body that oversees...

Shellfish warning

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) issued a public health warning on January 28 against collecting shellfish from the Orewa and Warkworth area. The warning...

Covid hinders Hestia appeal

A local domestic violence charity fears its annual Christmas appeal will be hard hit by Covid-19 this year, with many people who usually donate to...

Tin Men

Tin Men scrap metal buyers have moved to a spacious new yard at 63 Foundry Road, Silverdale, making it a whole lot easier for local...

Police will enforce restrictions if necessary

Police have warned that enforcement action will be “taken where necessary” when it comes to mask use when out in public. A Police spokesperson says...

Rotary has charity’s back

The Hibiscus Coast charity I Got Your Back Pack recently put out an urgent appeal for items to provide a starter pack of personal hygiene...

Cemetery status unclear

Members of the Ahuroa community are attempting to clarify the status of the Komokoriki (Ahuroa) Cemetery. Auckland Council says the cemetery was closed in 2008,...