Introducing - Keep Fit Matakana

Justin Fokkema Personal trainer Justin Fokkema is opening the first fully kitted gym in Matakana to give locals a workout option without having to travel to Warkworth or Snells Beach. The new Keep Fit gym will be located at 44 Matakana Valley Road...... Read More

Introducing - Fishers Jewellers

Johnny Sherry A new jeweller is opening in Warkworth in time for Christmas which will be the exclusive distributor north of Auckland for popular brands including Karen Walker, Boh Runga, Stolen Girlfriends Club and, hopefully soon, Pandora. Fishers...... Read More

Airborne sculpture costs soar

  A request to Auckland Council for more details of the stated $170,000 cost of the Airborne sculpture recently erected on Moana Reserve in Orewa was revealing. Not only were the costs of each part of the process detailed, but also the fact that...... Read More

Axe yet to fall on firewood business

Silverdale Landscape Services in Stillwater continues its fight to stay open after receiving an abatement notice from Auckland Council (HM November 4). The business includes supply of firewood and this work resulted in a large number of complaints...... Read More

Netflix films in Waiwera

The derelict interior of Waiwera Thermal Resort will become a set for the international cast of Netflix production Cowboy Bebop next week. Waiwera residents received a letter recently advising of the timing of the filming, by Intergalactic Productions. The...... Read More

Top awards for local salons

If you get your hair and beauty treatments locally, it seems you are in good hands. Three local salons recently won national awards: Megan Bowyer, senior stylist at B-Studio in Orewa, won the People’s Choice award in this year’s national...... Read More

Animal Health Centre

Pet owners who are keen to adopt a more back-to-basics health care regime for their dog or cat may find what they are looking for at a new centre in Moana Court, Orewa. After working on animal health issues for more than 40 years, animal naturopath Sarndra...... Read More

Introducing: The Family Centre for Natural Medicine

The founder of a new health hub in the Whangaparaoa Plaza believes the range of skills the centre is pulling together will offer clients a more holistic way to get healthy and stay healthy. Registered homeopath, Kate Fitness, is the driving force behind...... Read More

Introducing: Manly Vet Hospital

Looking after a family pet comes with the same care and responsibility that human members of a family would expect. That’s the philosophy behind the Orewa, Millwater and now Manly Vet Hospitals. Owner Brett Finlayson says for many clients, their...... Read More

Introducing: Whangaparāoa MiniMart

If there is one thing that has been hammered home during the Covid-19 pandemic, it is that staying local is one way to reduce the risk of being exposed to the virus. With that in mind, Ash and Yogita Patel have opened the Whangaparaoa MiniMart on Whangaparaoa...... Read More