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West Coast puts on waves for Logger Heads

Open logger 2021 champion Daniel Procter of Gisborne. Baylys Beach, on north Kaipara’s west coast, hosted pumping surf conditions for competitors at the eighth annual Logger Heads surfing event. With an almost non-existent swell forecasted at...... Read More

Maori new year celebrated in Mahurangi

Matariki starts this month. Communities across Mahurangi have organised a range of events featuring music, food and traditional crafts to celebrate Matariki – the Maori new year,  from June 19 to July 11. Matariki is named after the bright...... Read More

Changing places: NumberWorks’nWords

Silverdale academic tuition centre NumberWorks’nWords has moved – but only around the corner. The franchise was started by experienced teachers Olivia Stewart and Michelle Buckley three years ago in Central Boulevard, next to Farmers, but...... Read More

Introducing: Hibiscus Gifts

Lovers of distinctive gifts and quality homewares should head to Silverdale Village, where Hibiscus Gifts, a spacious new store has recently opened in Agency Lane. The shop is owned by Jing Wang, who moved to Red Beach with her family from west Auckland...... Read More

Changing faces: The Wade

One of Auckland’s most historic pubs is also one of Silverdale’s best kept secrets, which is something new manager Carrie Marshall is keen to change. She wants the many families moving to new housing developments in the area to venture off ...... Read More

Kawau Coastguard opens up to public

Kawau Coastguard will hold an open day at the Sandspit Yacht Club marina on Saturday, June 26, from 10am to 2pm, and everyone is welcome. The public will be invited to board Kawau Coastguard’s Naiad rescue boat, take a look at the engines and...... Read More

New tourism website for region

Matakana Coast Tourism (MCT) has launched a new website that it hopes will be faster, easier to navigate and more user-friendly for visitors, and a better promotional platform for members. New features include video clips from locals talking about...... Read More

North Harbour Rugby Union helps out homeless

From left, players Luteru Tolai and Dillon Hunt, Eddie Uini of Orange Sky, and players Jacob Pierce and Karl Tu’inukuafe. What’s black, maroon and orange all over? Answer: A North Harbour Rugby Union partnership with charity Orange Sky....... Read More

Trees of knowledge expanded

Small forest owners and neighbours in the Whangateau catchment will be better connected to share information in future. This follows a workshop facilitated by Auckland Council and held at the Whangateau Hall on June 6. About 50 forestry owners, neighbours...... Read More

Every day Red Beach runner

Red Beach marathon runner Troy Harold, 50, says he has been a runner ever since his school days. However, it was only once he challenged himself to complete a run every day – regardless of the weather, or how he was feeling – that he stopped...... Read More