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Covid causes further Nautilus delays

The completion date for repairs to Orewa’s Nautilus apartments has been pushed out again due to the Covid-19 shutdown. Work began on repairing the leaky building at the end of 2016 and was expected to take two years. Currently work on the level...... Read More

Plastic wrap trial halted

In February, Countdown Orewa began a trial aimed at reducing unnecessary plastic wrap in its fruit and vegetable section. The Unwrapped trial was to run for 10 weeks but was halted by lockdown six weeks later. Countdown’s corporate affairs,...... Read More

Dairy Flat community history faithfully recorded

There is no doubt that compiling a 448-page history of Dairy Flat, which took author Lynnette Third the best part of eight years, was hard work – but she says it was also a joy and a privilege. As well as fossicking through records at various...... Read More

Animal rescue service takes big step forward

Caring for animals is Alice Hayward’s mission in life – as well as working long hours as a vet nurse, she also rescues a wide range of neglected or abused farm animals. Recently the Dairy Flat-based rescue service, which she has been funding...... Read More

Bowling group may fold after 30 years

Members of an indoor bowls group set up almost 30 years ago for partially sighted people are desperate to keep it going. The group plays weekly at St Andrews Presbyterian Church hall in Orewa. Volunteer drivers collect the bowlers and take them to...... Read More

Driving safely a key concern

People hold onto a driving licence as long as possible, seeing it as an important part of independence and mobility. However, making sure you remain a safe driver is critical and that is where a medical driving assessment comes in. Occupational Therapist...... Read More

Introducing: McMahon Contracting Mobile Mechanic

More than 20 years’ experience under the bonnet of all makes and models of vehicle means that there is very little that mobile mechanic Scott McMahon can’t handle. “Being on the road has its advantages, especially for the elderly...... Read More

Changing Faces: Pit Stop Silverdale

Regular customers at Pit Stop Silverdale will have noticed some new faces in the workshop, but the new owners, Michelle Olivier and Gary Cox, say the service hasn’t changed. “When it comes to getting your vehicle serviced or repaired, there’s...... Read More

Brand new MG for community patrol

The Hibiscus Coast Community Patrol took delivery of its brand new SUV last month, with the official handover ceremony at Tristram MG on July 9. The group’s 40 volunteer patrollers, based at the Orewa Police station, act as the ‘eyes and...... Read More

Applications open for community bike funding

If you have an idea that could encourage more people to get out riding bikes, as they were during lockdown, Auckland Transport (AT) has a fund that could help kick-start new cycling initiatives. Community groups around Auckland can now apply for AT’s...... Read More