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Funding boost for Leigh library’s 150th anniversary

Leigh library secretary Wendy Brown, front centre, gets a big cheque from Mahu Community Trading Post chair John Carr, front right. They are surrounded by Trading Post volunteers.    Continuing its tradition of supporting local good...... Read More

Jenny loses it again

Jenny plans a fantail tattoo on her bald patch. Snells Beach’s “crazy sewing lady” Jenny Bartlett endured another close shave at Snells Beach Library this month to raise money for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC). It’s...... Read More

Progress on cement works

Community efforts to preserve and promote the old cement works at Wilson Road in Warkworth are moving forward, with the formation of a charitable trust due to be finalised soon. Cement Works Warkworth founder Tina Earl says this will make a big difference...... Read More

Final race exhilarating for Team NZ grinder

Team NZ grinder, Mike Lee of Red Beach (HM March 3), was on board for every second race, as the grinders were rotated. Luck fell his way, and saw him grinding on what proved to be the final race against the Italians. He says the Kiwi team went out...... Read More

Curry’s Bush reopens

The bush is home to thriving stands of Kauri. The public is invited to see the transformation of Curry’s Bush in Wellsford at its reopening on Saturday, April 10, at 10am. Wellsford Lions is hosting the opening ceremony, which will include complimentary...... Read More

Loggerhead longboards back

Longboarding has returned to popularity. The eighth annual Loggerheads traditional longboard surfing event will be held at Mangawhai Heads beach on Saturday, April 17. Organiser Tony Baker says the event is taking place later in the year than it typically...... Read More

Council still keen to sell key Warkworth carpark

If it went ahead, Council would try to negotiate a sale involving the entire Baxter Street property and all its occupants – National Trading Co, Westpac Banking and the Rodney Lodge of Freemasons. Rodney Local Board is once again battling to prevent...... Read More

Free monthly lunch in Mangawhai for seniors

They say there is no such thing as a free lunch, but Otamatea Community Services will be offering just that for Mangawhai residents from April onwards. A new monthly senior and community lunch will be held in the Mangawhai Community Hall, in Fagan...... Read More

Health board tight-lipped on increased surgical services

A push by Warkworth Area Liaison Group (WALG) to secure more surgical services for the growing Mahurangi region has received a non-committal response from the Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB). WALG secretary Steve Haycock wrote to WDHB director...... Read More

Lions support nippers

The Omaha Beach Surf Lifesaving Club is $850 better off thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Kowhai Coast Lions Club. The money will go towards the purchase of a surf ski for juniors. The cheque was handed over by club president Pam Neilson to...... Read More