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Supply meets demand at Love Soup

The food rescue charity has had a large amount of food come in because of the closure of cafés and restaurants. One 3m and one 2.4m shipping container were carefully lowered onto the driveway near Whangaparaoa Hall – base of food rescue...... Read More

Drought an additional challenge

Auckland Council and Watercare are asking everyone to heed their calls for water conservation, as Auckland’s drought continues. At an Emergency Committee meeting yesterday, Mayor Phil Goff said the message is “don’t wash your house...... Read More

Eight cases at Wellsford centre

The total number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 at the Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) in Wellsford has risen to eight. This includes the four previously reported by Mahurangi Matters. Coast to Coast Health spokesperson Dr...... Read More

Region rallies to help

Community groups and volunteers throughout the region have rallied to help the elderly, isolated and vulnerable during the Covid-19 lockdown. Whether it’s shopping, picking up prescriptions or providing moral support and counselling, there are...... Read More

Teamwork aids Kawau residents

Difficulties in getting essential supplies to Kawau Island under the Covid-19 lockdown have prompted residents to rally together to ensure critical goods get through. Kawau chief fire officer Gavin Brunton says the island’s boat owners have volunteered...... Read More

Stanmore Bay toilets reopen

The closure of public toilets as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown had to be reconsidered because of the needs of essential transport workers and homeless people. As a result, 57 public toilets across Auckland have been reopened including two on the...... Read More

Rates must be paid

The Northland Regional Council is pleading with people to not stop paying their rates or cancel direct debits. Council chair Penny Smart says if rates are not paid then the region’s recovery from the Covid-19 lockdown will be slower, more painful...... Read More

Penlink start date unchanged

Yesterday’s Government announcement of an infrastructure package designed to stimulate employment will not bring forward the building of the Penlink Road and bridge from Whangaparaoa Peninsula to Redvale. The building of Penlink is currently set...... Read More

Demand for water rising

Rainfall last month has topped up some water tanks across the district but extra use during quarantine has increased demand for water tanker deliveries. According to a weather station in Sandspit, scattered falls during March amounted to twice the rainfall...... Read More

Bear necessities for lockdown fun

Going hard-out at Halloween is not the only thing that The Circle in Manly, and nearby streets, is known for. During the lockdown, residents of this part of Whangaparaoa have found many fun and creative ways to support the Bear Hunt craze, as well...... Read More