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Grant addresses river siltation

The Ministry for the Environment will contribute $5 million to support the Mahurangi East Land Restoration Programme to reduce sediment in the Mahurangi River catchment over the next five years. Auckland Council and Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust have...... Read More

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

Sailor crosses oceans to be with son for Christmas

Covid-19 is preventing many families from being together this Christmas, however one father has gone to great lengths to get home from the other side of the world to be with his son in Gulf Harbour when he opens his presents on Christmas Day. Dmitry...... Read More

Door open to non-toxic weed control methods for Coast

After a five-hour debate on November 12, it is now possible to end the domination of the controversial weedkiller glyphosate for weed control along local roads. Glyphosate was named “a probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organisation...... 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

Water restrictions ease

Auckland’s mandatory water restrictions will ease, following an Auckland Council decision at its November 26 meeting. From December 14, residents will be able to use hand-held hoses fitted with trigger nozzles, although they are still urged to...... Read More