Board boss faces tough questions on health...

Chair of both the Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB) and Auckland Transport (AT) Dr Lester Levy faced a battery of tough questions from Mahurangi community leaders this month as services struggle to cope with burgeoning demand. Media was excluded...... Read More

Thieves targeting tiny trees

A bonsai tree that is around 20 years old was among seven that were stolen from Li Heng and Tian Liang’s home in Stanmore Bay. Security camera footage shows two men, one in overalls, removing the trees from the couple’s front door display...... Read More

Torch travelling through town

This week, on October 5, one of several Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch runs will take place in Orewa town centre. Police and service personnel throughout NZ are supporting the Special Olympics by taking part in a series of 31 torch runs leading...... Read More

Colourful piano to strike a chord on Orewa streets

A little piano that has been in the same family for more than 60 years has a new life on the streets of Orewa town centre. Business association Destination Orewa Beach (DOB) operations manager Hellen Wilkins has been interested acquiring in a street...... Read More

Silverdale Playcentre on firmer footing

Silverdale Playcentre, which was facing closure after almost 50 years of serving the community, is on a firmer footing. Numbers had dropped to the stage where only four families were enrolled and a decision on its future was to be made at a meeting...... Read More

Stanmore senior students show creative skills

Hot glue guns were popular as Stanmore Bay School’s senior students put together creations for their biannual Wearable Arts competition. They were asked to design a headpiece inspired by an environmental issue, historical event, or culture. Students...... Read More

Learn to be an upstander, rather than a bystander

A programme that will be offered at Whangaparaoa College is focused on the prevention of sexual and dating violence. The ACC funded course, called Mates and Dates, will be taught to Year 9 students at the college in Term 4 by facilitators from the...... Read More

Coast business coach is national start-up finalist

Whangaparaoa business coach Natalie Tolhopf is a finalist in the Network NZ Business Awards in the Outstanding Start-Up Business category. Natalie started Catapult Your Business in 2015, with the aim of helping women succeed in business.  The...... Read More

Shining a light on acne

Acne can make anyone want to cover up their face and a new treatment device involves putting on a space-age mask that has LED lights arranged on the inside. The Light Therapy Acne Mask is designed to treat mild to moderate acne using a combination of...... Read More

Gulf Harbour School decapitates

The Ministry of Education has agreed that Gulf Harbour School can drop its provision of Year 7 and 8 classes. The school’s board applied to drop the classes in May (the process is known as ‘decapitation’). Last month it was formally...... Read More