BP Rescue of the Month

A speedy rescue that probably saved the life of a mother and son and their two dogs has won the Orewa lifeguards who saved them the national BP Rescue of the Month for March, which was announced today. Lifeguards were on duty patrolling at Orewa Surf...... Read More

Mice advice

Auckland Council’s biosecurity team has noted that homeowners are reporting an increase in the numbers of mice and rats this winter. The team says this is likely to be due to the recent cold snap and rain, which may have resulted in mice moving...... Read More

Council conflict over freedom camping bylaw

Rod and Leigh Jenden of Arkles Bay (left and second from left) initiated this petition asking for Freedom Camping to be prohibited on the Arkles Bay foreshore (HM March 1). Mr Jenden says it was eventually signed by 1200 people from all over Auckland....... Read More

Ground breaking research by local physiotherapist

An emerging area of research into young children and sport that has been widely publicised recently, was informed by the work of a physiotherapist from Red Beach and overseen by Dr Simon Walters of Puhoi. Physiotherapist Jody McGowan remembers the...... Read More

Introducing: Northlink Physio

Building trust with patients is an important part of providing treatment that is effective and appropriate, according to physiotherapist Danny Chen, who has opened the clinic Northlink Physio in Orewa. Danny says most physio sessions are around 45 minutes...... Read More

Aversion to chemicals inspires start-up cleaning business

After Rodney resident Johnny Hamer got kicked out of college, he spent some time being homeless but eventually found he could earn good money by cleaning other people’s homes. But there was a downside – the chemicals in the cleaning products...... Read More

Conservationist inspires students

Three students from Whangaparaoa College who attended Dr Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots seminar at Kristin School last month came away inspired. Roots & Shoots is a programme of the Jane Goodall Institute that aims to bring young people together...... Read More

Coast getting new men’s support group

A support group for men who have been exposed to abuse is extending its service to the Hibiscus Coast and wider Rodney, starting this week. Better Blokes has been providing services in Auckland for around 12 years; it began operating from the Warkworth...... Read More

Vision loss the focus for free seminar

Ninety-five-year-old Orewa resident Nona Pitcher has enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing and fine-detailed embroidery throughout her life. All these activities require good eyesight and the part of the eye responsible for sharp, detailed vision is part...... Read More

Speedcuber off to World Champs

Whangaparāoa College student Aidan Lenton, 14, is heading to the world championships for competitive Rubik’s cube solving, a sport known as ‘speedcubing’. The Year 10 student is jetting off to the World Cubing Association World Championships...... Read More