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Tarakihi campaign launched

The recreational fishing lobby group LegaSea is urging the Minister of Fisheries to drastically cut catches of tarakihi to help rebuild the population. LegaSea spokesperson Richard Baker says the east coast population has fallen by more than 80 per...... Read More

Vicious attacks on sheep shock Red Beach residents

This sheep was traumatised and severely injured by the attack and later euthanased. Five sheep on lifestyle blocks in Red Beach are dead, and one has been left badly injured after vicious attacks by dogs. Vets have warned the affected property owners,...... Read More

Orewa Kiwibank plans split from NZ Post

A proposed split between Orewa Kiwibank and NZ Post could have an impact on local PostShop services. Staff were informed of the proposal at a meeting on July 11. Kiwibank was launched in 2002, setting up within PostShops nationwide, but increasingly...... Read More

History made at Silverdale Fire Brigade

The appointment of volunteer firefighter Sarah Capon as station officer at Silverdale Fire Brigade is seen as a key moment in the brigade’s 66-year history. Sarah, who took up the level officer role on June 27, is now the first female fire officer...... Read More

Bungled sewage repair job pollutes Kaipara Harbour

Tonnes of sewage was needlessly allowed to flow into the Kaipara Harbour for days after Watercare failed to properly attend to burst pipes. The Wellsford representative on the Rodney Local Board, Colin Smith, says the incident is symptomatic of more...... Read More

Further investigation in marine reserve pollution

A presentation by environmental watchdog, The Long Bay Great Park Society, to Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee on July 10 included scientific reports and expert testimony showing that the Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve is...... Read More

Roadworks hurt business

Despite Auckland Transport working with One Warkworth Business Association to stage the project and keep the road open at all times, most traders have still suffered. AGA Turkish Cuisine shut up shop while works took place at the lower end of Neville...... Read More

Report released on Dynamic Lane operation

The latest reports produced by Auckland Transport on its Dynamic Lane trial on Whangaparaoa Rd show that the extra lane is reducing queues and travel times, although there is still congestion when cars turn left onto the highway. Auckland Transport...... Read More

College zoning decision

A total of 371 submissions have been received by Orewa College regarding its proposed zone change, which will exclude the Red Beach and Waitoki areas. This number includes people who attended drop-in sessions at the college, and multiple submissions...... Read More

Marina lessee reassures berth holders ahead of pot

The leaseholder of the Gulf Harbour marina has written directly to the berth holders, reassuring them that their rights will remain unchanged should the company take full ownership of the marina. Auckland Council CCO Panuku Development proposes to...... Read More