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Performance art revs up lessons on waste

Wellsford School students participate in a lesson on waste with actor Tineke Robson at an outdoor classroom at the Lawrie Road recycling centre. Between auditioning and preparing for roles on stage and screen, actor and dancer Tineke Robson now has...... Read More

Warkworth A&P Show returns in style

The Warkworth A&P Show made a stunning comeback this month, despite early fears that the event would suffer the same fate as last year, when the show had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. Around 3000 people streamed through the gates, enjoying a day...... Read More

More money for cycleways

A combined Government and Auckland Council announcement this month pledged to allocate $1.5 billion to local boards for walking and cycling initiatives over the next ten years. T he money was detailed in the Auckland Transport Alignment Package (ATAP)...... Read More

Demand fuels farm recycling firm expansion in Kaipara

Bagged plastic waste. A plastic baling machine. Tuffboard recycled textile. Surging demand from local farmers has prompted a firm that recycles plastic waste to scout out sites for a new baling station in Kaipara. Over the last 15 years, Plasback...... Read More

BBQ comp smokin’

Calling on kids for a burger building competition. There will be plenty to eat. The Smoke on the Coast barbecue competition is returning to Whangateau Holiday Park on Saturday April 24. Last year’s competition was delayed until December due...... Read More

Strong field for masters despite Covid

Club captain Rex Ingham presented Michael Toi the first division net trophy. A 27-hole master mixed open tournament was held at the Wellsford Golf Club this month. A field of 75 players entered the event despite it having been postponed a week due...... Read More

Teenager completes epic run for refugees

Shay Broomhall reaches Bluff after a marathon journey that took 105 days. Despite suffering a knee injury that took him out of action for more than two weeks, teenager Shay Broomhall succeeded in completing his epic fundraising run from Cape Reinga...... Read More

Pro Am forges ahead

Robin Groombridge, Fran Weinstein and Jan Parish with Mehran Zareian of Barfoot and Thompson. A total of 84 amateur players and 30 professionals took part in the fifth Barfoot & Thompson Women’s Pro Am at Warkworth Golf Club this month. Committee...... Read More