Stream bears brunt of Orewa development

Soil brought down from nearby developments by heavy rain turned the waters of Nukumea Stream brown, in what residents describe as the worst release of sediment in years. Photo, Bob Rodgers The once pristine waters of Nukumea Stream flowed brown, carrying...... Read More

New business case for Penlink considers earlier starting dat

A draft new business case for Penlink has been prepared which considers options for bringing the building of the road from Whangaparaoa Peninsula to Redvale forward from its current 2024/25 start. Auckland Transport (AT) commissioned the update, at...... Read More

Composting trial begins

A Hibiscus Coast school and café are contributing food scraps to a local composting trial. The scheme was initiated recently by Hibiscus Coast Zero Waste – the group that runs the Whangaparaoa Community Recycling Centre – to divert...... Read More

Introducing: Foo Du – Dim Sum + Dumpling House

Dumpling enthusiasts are in for a treat following the opening of Foo Du – the Dim Sum+Dumpling House in Silverdale. Offering a dine-in or takeaway service, the shop is owned by Max Yuan, who moved from Beijing to New Zealand with his young family...... Read More

Changing places: Bulk Bin

A greater awareness by consumers of the need to reduce packaging has been a boon for Bulk Bin Orewa, which has moved to Bakehouse Lane. Owners Hemant and Swadesh Kumar say that whether a customer is buying in large quantities or small, they can use...... Read More

Coast’s next top apprentice

Leon Beuth’s building skills under pressure were put to the test during the NZ Certified Builders (NZCB) Apprentice Challenge. The Silverdale apprentice builder was named the winner for North Auckland region on April 6. Competitors had eight...... Read More

Bartender’s passion for local brews lives on

Lovers of craft beer will still be able to enjoy their favourite tipple at Warkworth’s Tahi Bar, but, sadly, had to farewell founder Ian Marriott this month. Ian finalised the sale of his business and headed off to Germany to rejoin his wife...... Read More

Budget service launches clinic

People seeking budget advice will be able to drop in to a free weekly clinic at the Warkworth Town Hall, starting on Tuesday, May 7. The Warkworth Wellsford Budget Service is running a two-month trial to see if there is a need for the clinic. Newly...... Read More

Introducing - WRMK Lawyers

WRMK Lawyers is a Whangarei based firm that has opened offices in Kerikeri, Dargaville and now Warkworth, making it one of the largest in the north. It specialises in advising on contracts of all kinds, from residential and commercial property to business...... Read More

Introducing - Atlas Concrete

With quarries in Northland, branches in Auckland and a huge amount of development going on in between, it was a logical step for Atlas Concrete to open a concrete plant and dry goods store in Warkworth. Depot manager Troy Rolfe-Vyson says...... Read More