Further forgeries revealed in ‘Goldie’ book

Journalist, historian and author Ian Dougherty gained the trust of convicted art forger Karl Sim (aka Goldie) spending time interviewing him and going through his files in his caravan hideaway at Hatfields Beach. The information he uncovered is the...... Read More

Workshop all about scraps

Teacher Andrew Ellis making broccoli stalk pesto, a favourite amongst the Ōrewa Primary workshop’s attendees. Love Food, Hate Waste is spreading the environmental and money-saving benefits of cooking food scraps by hosting free workshops across...... Read More

Snap Dad to win this Father’s Day

It has been a tradition since 1929 for Kiwis to celebrate fathers on the first Sunday in September. The day recognises the contribution men make to their families as Dads, stepfathers, grandfathers and uncles. The traditional view of fathers as the main...... Read More

Introducing: PortuGrill

Perfecting Mozambique/Portuguese flavours with an added barbeque fusion has been the focus of the menu at Ōrewa’s new takeaway, PortuGrill, which opened in June. “We make all of the sauces and marinades – everything is created in-house,”...... Read More

Van needed for de-sexing services

Large numbers of unwanted animals are causing huge problems for local pet rescue organisations and one of them, the Saving Hope Foundation, believes that taking a free dog de-sexing service out to the people may be a way to get more owners to do the...... Read More

Weapon amnesty on Hibiscus Coast

The Police buy back and amnesty for guns that are newly prohibited is coming to town, with two opportunities to hand over weapons in Orewa. The local events, on August 11 and 12, and September 22 and 23, are among 258 opportunities to hand in firearms...... Read More

Safety checkpoint greets start of term

Police cars and fluorescent vest-clad officials added to the bustle of drop-off time at Ōrewa Primary School on Wednesday July 24, when the Police’s back to school safety campaign came to visit. The campaign saw Police, working with Auckland...... Read More

Hospice volunteers thanked for long service

Alan Thomas has been volunteering for hospice in Red Beach for 25 years, providing transport and helping with patient groups, fundraising and kitchen duties. Spiritual Carer Vincent Maire, left, with five-year volunteer Peter Bentley at the long-service...... Read More

Upside down approach to better back wellbeing

Inverting his body into a semi-upside down position changed the life of Dave Hare, who had become used to wearing a girdle to support his spine as he walked. For around 20 years, Dave suffered with degenerative discs. He was told that a spinal fusion...... Read More

Poetry - the writing’s in the sand

Writing poems on the wet sand of Orewa Beach with a stick is a unique way of sharing your original work, but one that struck a chord with poets and passers by when it was first held last year. Poetry on the Beach is back, and takes place on Saturday,...... Read More