Health

Crate Day liquor ban on again

This summer, the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board will repeat and extend the widespread alcohol ban that was used to prevent a Crate Day event being held on the Hibiscus Coast last year. Crate Day gatherings, largely organised via social media, where people...... Read More

Graduate puts six decades between cap and gown

Proving learning is a lifelong journey, Pauline Wetton, of Orewa, received a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts, majoring in politics, at the University of Auckland’s Spring Graduation, nearly 60 years after completing her Bachelor’s degree. At...... Read More

Coast couple share their rocky Parkinson’s journey

An eight-year journey that started in 2010, when Red Beach retirement home resident Peter McLeod was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, is the subject of a free online book published last month. Peter’s story, written by his wife Beverley,...... Read More

Friendship club milestone

The Whangaparaoa Ladies’ Friendship Club celebrated its 25th anniversary with a sumptuous morning tea and cake cutting ceremony. Five members who joined in the club in its first year – Ina Daly, Doris Briant, Mavis Nicolson, Tina Visser...... Read More

Rotary hosts big fat Greek celebration for Hospice

The culture, food, music and dance of Greece will be celebrated at a fundraiser for Harbour Hospice on November 3. For the second year running, the Rotary Satellite Club of Orewa-Millwater is hosting a Greek Extravaganza, but this time in a bigger...... Read More

Warkworth brigade celebrates 75 years

The Warkworth Volunteer Fire Brigade celebrates its 75th Jubilee this year. Mahurangi Matters reflects on its colourful past. Chief fire officer Ian Davies says it’s a fantastic feeling for the Warkworth Volunteer Fire Brigade to have reached...... Read More

Evening to find out about meth

A community methamphetamine education evening is being held in Kaiwaka on Thursday, October 18. The event will be held at Kate’s Place at 1960 State Highway 1 and will address a number of issues surrounding the drug, including what meth actually...... Read More

DHB eases up on parking

Waitemata District Health Board, which manages North Shore Hospital, will expand the compassionate parking options it currently offers. The board is currently finalising new guidelines for compassionate parking, which will be introduced on November...... Read More

Campaign aids refugees

Hibiscus Coast barrister and founder of the Stop Demand Foundation, Denise Ritchie, will return to Nigeria later this month to oversee the delivery of 2000 menstrual cups, donated by Kiwis through a Givealittle campaign. Each cup costs $10 and the...... Read More

Coast athletes go to extremes in international events

Months of intensive training for Army Bay athletes, Pam Morris and Chris Shouksmith, will culminate on the starting line of the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii on October 13. Pam, a web developer for Auckland Council, and Chris, a grandmother...... Read More