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Nautilus takes over library park

Nautilus in Orewa needs extensive repair work.

Around 6000 weekly Orewa library users will need to find a new place to park.

Cops search for swimmer

A man was reported missing at Orewa Beach.

An hour-long mid-winter swim caused concern for police.

No vehicle access for isolated beach

Wenderholm from Te Muri Regional Park

It's a gem along the coastline and now Te Muri beach looks closer to retaining its "splendid isolation."

Summer set netting banned

Chris Martin from Insight Security with set nets he pulled from Omaha beach

Auckland Council confirm a ban on set netting at Omaha beach, and there are talks to for further restrictions.

Orewa to host surf lifesaving champs

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Orewa lifeguard Gauthier Boyer keeps an eye on and directs kids back to ...

Every motel in Orewa has already been booked up in preparation for the event.

Friends help save slashed surfer

When the rescue helicopter arrived Blake relaxed and "knew everything was going to be all right".

"My whole leg had fallen open, and there was just blood squirting out everywhere."

Glaucoma - the silent disease

Rose Clark from Gulf Harbour has entered the Telstraclear Challenge.

July isĀ Glaucoma New Zealand's annual appeal month, and its message is diagnosis.

Are male birds more colourful?

The study confirmed that in polygamous species, males tended to be more colourful than females, but in monogamous ...

The plumage colour of nearly 6000 bird species has been analysed in a study.

Hollywood backdown on star walk copyright

Gary Brown with the new design for the NZ Walk of Fame stars with Kyle Lockwood's silver fern.

The company that holds the rights to "all five-pointed objects in the ground," has backed down.

'I just want the basics for Dad'

Danielle Howard with her dad Lee.

All Danielle Howard wants is to give her dad a home for the time he has left.

Go-getter girls get their playground

Jessica Frantzen and Kate Rogers finally test out the playground, four years after helping to design it.

What started as a dream has become a shiny new reality for two Red Beach girls.

Train trip of a lifetime

Pat and Marie Ryder look forward to their Race 4 Life adventure.

When celebrating next Christmas isn't promised, a week's adventure is very special indeed.

Baseball beats brain surgery

Jaden Dawson is known for throwing consistent strikes over the plate.

Baseball sensation off to the world cup following emergency operation.

'David and Goliath' battle with Hollywood

Gary Brown on Orewa Boulevard's Walk of Fame.

Hollywood Walk of Fame jealously guards the right to a 5-pointed object in the ground.

Herbicide shuts down water plant

MCPA is a herbicide that is often applied to farmland to control broad leaved weeds.

MCPA herbicide was detected in the Wellsford Water Treatment Plant, the plant is temporarily out of service.

Goodbye, Charlies Gelato?

The business is for sale through Bayleys with tenders closing September 1.

A scrumptious Italian lifestyle is available in Matakana, as small town success Charlies Gelato is put on the market.

Farmer, father, hero - Trevor Dill 1921-2016

Flight Lieutenant Trevor Gordon Dill.

He never talked about his time in World War II. But the decorated navigator experienced it all during WWII.

Quirky Kiwiana home for sale

This two storey home at 75 Ardern Avenue, known for its outdoor artwork, is for sale.

An iconic Whangaparaoa home, known for its quirky decor, is for sale.

Pupils pin pests in backyards

Leigh School's senior class have been trapping pests at home under the guidance of Forest Bridge Trust expert Liz Maire.

Kiwi kids set traps around their homes targeting possums, mice, rats, stoats, weasels and ferrets.

'Angel' pays vet bills for charity

Theo the kitten was taken in, hand-raised and bottle fed by Gutter Kitties in November, and adopted out in January.

A cat charity was blown away to discover its entire vet account of over $3000 had been paid off.

'Couples who Pokemon together, stay together'

Jaime Trickett, 26, and fiance Joshua Ripley, 21, are on the Pokemon Go! buzz, representing the red team around Whangaparaoa.

Rattata in Red Beach, Onix in Orewa - even the suburbs aren't immune from the Pokemon outbreak.

Mum of four loses battle with rare cancer

Melissa Galley, pictured with daughter Lily died surrounded by family on July 6.

Hibiscus Coast mum of four has lost her battle with a very cancer that began in a nerve in her nose.

Junior sailing revitalised at Manly video

Sir Russell Coutts with some of his understudies who will be racing at Manly in the inaugral Bic New Zealand Winter ...

Tindalls Bay resident Sir Russell Coutts is at the helm of a low cost sailing programme for kids.

Rink visits Red Beach School

Zac Roughton and Aidan Cloete, both left, lead the pack in a circuit around the rink.

Tumbles, crashes and wobbly legs couldn't wipe the smiles off of Red Beach School's year one pupils as they tested the artificial ice rink visiting their school hall. Rooms 9 and 10 enjoyed an hour session on the rink, quickly finding their balance and developing their skating confidence.

A diverse cultural background sees public speaker excel

Gulf Harbour resident Justin Thompson will represent New Zealand at the World Championships of Public Speaking in the ...

A pakeha raised in a Maori family Justin Thompson is using his culturally diverse upbringing in an international speech competition.

First night walk in Eaves Bush great success

About 100 people explored wildlife wonders of the Alice Eaves Scenic Reserve last friday night, guided by Gecko Trust ...

Families get a rare chance to experience the nocturnal wildlife wonders of the bush.

Floating your boat - DIY dories launched

Between cups of tea, boat builders Kevin Toms and Lloyd Davies completed a DIY project, building their own dories with ...

Between cups of tea, retired boat builders Kevin Toms and Lloyd Davies built their own dories with timber they had milled.

Big contest for little houses

Harcourts Silverdale office beside their playhouse, set for auction on July 15 for Hibiscus Hospice.

Harcourts Tandem is bringing The Block to the backyard, building playhouses to auction off for charity.

Native forest corridor's milestone

More protection and pest control should see a return of wildlife like kiwi to Hoteo river bush.

With a much-loved 20 hectare patch of bush protected from stock, farmers Scott and Phillipa Innes are beaming.

Worker dead at flooring factory

Ambulance and police staff were at the scene in Silverdale, Auckland.

WorkSafe New Zealand investigating after a man in his 50s died.

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