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Kaiwaka residents to organise clean-up of McLean Park

An artist’s impression of one of the soon to be built footbridges. The Kaiwaka Can residents group will undertake a clean-up of McLean Park in Kaiwaka, which has fallen into a state of disrepair. Chair David Wright says the current state is unacceptable. “Currently...... Read More

$5 million plan to stop sediment flow into Mahurangi River

Examining the Mahurangi River catchment map, from left, Shelley Hackett, Adam Schelhammer, Colin Harvey (MERRA) and Leo Van de Wijdeven (landowner). Managers of a project designed to stop thousands of tonnes of sediment flowing into the Mahurangi River...... Read More

Centenary celebrations for Mary

Anzac Day was an extra special occasion for Stanmore Bay resident Mary Davies this year, as she celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends. Surrounded by dozens of cards, flowers and a large square cake, the still quite sprightly centenarian...... Read More

Kiribati women’s fashion businesses inspire and thrive

Tuimata Baoti and Arinateiti Baia. Their success has inspired other Kiribati women. A splash of colour from Arina Sewing Stylish and elegant clothing from Tui Fashion. by Alisha McLennan Communications student Two Warkworth Kiribati women, who...... Read More

Lessons from our mothers

Women can feel they are “turning into their mothers” as they get older – and recognise certain inherited traits, especially when they become parents themselves. Hibiscus Matters asked some local mothers what they learned about mothering...... Read More

Springboard catches global attention

Former All Black Sean Fitzpatrick visited Springboard last month. Springboard’s pilot boxing programme has caught the attention of international sporting organisation Laureus. It has received a grant from the Laureus Sport for Good fund to continue...... Read More

Brigade wins at nationals

Warkworth’s Nick Mclean (back right) and Silverdale’s Adrian Rice, Tyler McEnaney and Louis Tailby. Photo, Derek Quinn of Warkworth Volunteer Fire Brigade deputy chief Nick McLean and his teammates won the national title...... Read More

Dome Valley Café reopens

Baby Niko, Makin Taraniko, Onno Ursem and cafe manager Emmy Cottingham. The staff and owners did the refit. The iconic Dome Valley Café reopened last month, 18 months after it was put into liquidation by its previous owners. Onno Ursem...... Read More

Introducing: Dils Funeral Services

Long-established North Shore funeral business Dils Funeral Services has moved to the Coast, opening up a new chapel and reception lounge in Waiora Road, Stanmore Bay. The former Presbyterian church has been completely renovated throughout and transformed...... Read More

Coast netball now in North Harbour’s hands

This term sees Hibiscus Coast Netball Club, in Edith Hopper Park, Manly, officially become a satellite of Netball North Harbour (NNH). Westlake Girls’ School and Glenfield College are NNH’s other satellites. According to NNH chief executive...... Read More