Centenary celebrations for Mary

Anzac Day was an extra special occasion for Stanmore Bay resident Mary Davies this year, as she celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends. Surrounded by dozens of cards, flowers and a large square cake, the still quite sprightly centenarian...... Read More

Lessons from our mothers

Women can feel they are “turning into their mothers” as they get older – and recognise certain inherited traits, especially when they become parents themselves. Hibiscus Matters asked some local mothers what they learned about mothering...... Read More

Police gunning for gangs

Local police are targeting gangs as part of a national operation that is currently underway. Operation Tauwhiro focuses on the disruption and prevention of firearms-related violence by gangs and organised crime groups. Waitemata North area commander,...... Read More

Musical and magical brunch for breast cancer

Music, magic and a massive amount of yummy food will be on the menu at the Ōrewa Community Centre on Saturday, May 15, for a Pink Ribbon brunch event between 10am and 1pm. The Breast Cancer Foundation fundraiser will feature a selection of hot and...... Read More

Plunket winter appeal running in Wellsford

Wellsford Plunket has launched its annual winter appeal for warm clothes and blankets for families in need. Donations of pyjamas and socks for one to five year olds are being sought, as well as all sizes of disposable nappies and quality pre-loved...... Read More

Down to earth art exhibition

The humble Kiwi gumboot is the star of an exhibition and fundraiser this month at Estuary Arts Centre. The arts centre is challenging the community to upcycle a gumboot, or create gumboot-themed artworks for the exhibition. Twenty pairs of gumboots...... Read More

Plunket playgroup open to all

Parents and families who live in Wellsford and the surrounding area are reminded that Wellsford Plunket runs a weekly playgroup every Friday morning during term time. All are welcome to the sessions, which run from 9.30am to 11.30am and include a mix...... Read More

Coast community turns out to remember

It has been three years since Anzac Day could be marked with public services, large and small. With most local services cancelled because of the Christchurch mosque attacks in 2019, and all services cancelled last year because of level 4 lockdown, numbers...... Read More

Talk looks at local effects of first global pandemic

The way that Warkworth and the surrounding areas were affected during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 is the subject of a talk at Warkworth Museum next month. Sandspit resident Dr Jenny Collins says her “Living in Extraordinary Times: The experience...... Read More

Staying healthy this winter ...

The winter months are notorious for coughs, colds, flu and a variety of other ailments. Mahurangi Matters spoke to two local health practitioners, asking their advice on maintaining good health this winter. Dr Tim Malloy Coast to Coast Health Care In...... Read More