Health

Cancellations leave one ANZAC service

The cancellation of five of the six local Anzac services is expected to swell numbers at the one remaining parade, at the Hibiscus Coast Community RSA in Whangaparaoa. Smaller, local parades at Puhoi, Silverdale Cenotaph, Remembrance Reserve in Orewa...... Read More

Coast schools get their gummies on for mental health

Gumboots ranged from classic red bands to gold sparkles. From left, Louis Mayne, Joel Henwood, Leah Andrell and Rylee Pollock. Silverdale School students give gumboots the thumbs up. From left, Eleanor Healy and Mila Bibbie, from Silverdale School,...... Read More

New medical hub for Snells Beach

Snells Beach Medical Centre will soon make way for a major new medical facility, which will see several different kinds of health practitioners operating from the same location. It’s anticipated the new hub will open in July or August this year. The...... Read More

Personalised coffee mug drive

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Wellsford Plunket’s latest fundraising initiative could be an ideal solution for anyone stumped for a gift idea. Working in conjunction with The Camera Shop in Warkworth, the Plunket group has designed...... Read More

Men’s shed seeks funding

Warkworth Men’s Shed is almost ready to officially open its doors, but still needs funds to complete vital electrical, security and safety requirements. Speaking at last month’s Rodney Local Board meeting, chairman Barry Thompson said the...... Read More

Residents fear loss of ambulance as St John cuts costs

St John is relocating its Kaiwaka ambulance to Maungaturoto ahead of increasing its paid staff in the town from one to eight and introducing a 24/7 service. A St John spokesperson says that because the majority of the ambulance volunteers in the area...... Read More

Jiving through the years

The club’s committee members blow out the candles to a “fabulous” 21 years. Attendees filled the dance floor to do the highly requested Wagon Wheel line dance. Club President Leslie Green with committee member Linda Skinner, who says...... Read More

Coast ANZAC services reduced to one

The cancellation of five of the six local Anzac services is expected to swell numbers at the one remaining parade, at the Hibiscus Coast Community RSA in Whangaparaoa. Smaller, local parades at Puhoi, Silverdale Cenotaph, Remembrance Reserve in Orewa...... Read More

Coast says Kia Kaha Christchurch

Wainui School got behind the Paper Doll project, which began in Tauranga and aims to make the longest paper doll chain ever, as a symbol of unity in the face of the Christchurch mosque attacks. Wainui students, pictured, made around 2700 paper dolls for...... Read More

Dogs and owners rescued from Orewa Estuary rip

Adele Carryer says she knew they were in trouble when Chevy, right, pushed her under the water in panic. Her son Keegan managed to keep old girl Kune, left, afloat. Adele Carryer urges people to be careful in the water following an incident where she,...... Read More