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Beaches 13 Jul 2016

Safety precautions help save fisherman

Proper safety precautions and a swift response from emergency services helped save a fisherman who was swept off the rocks at Piha on Saturday.

Beaches 13 Jul 2016

Local Waiheke man the first to witness giant kokopu spawning

A local pig hunter on Waiheke Island got the surprise of his life earlier this month when he came across one of New Zealand’s most endangered native fish, the giant kokopu, spawning.

Kids / Family 13 Jul 2016

Kids leave mark on future streets

Children from Nga Iwi Primary School in Māngere are leaving their mark on the new playground at the nearby Windrush Reserve.

Arts 12 Jul 2016

A new look arts centre for Howick

On 11 June, Howick’s Uxbridge Arts Centre reopened after a year long redevelopment, realising the community’s vision for a fit for purpose arts and culture facility.

Heritage 11 Jul 2016

Seeking new stories of the old west

The Waitākere Ranges Local Board is seeking original research for a new heritage conference focused on West Auckland’s history, called New Stories of the Old West.

Environment 11 Jul 2016

Apply now for Howick ecology award

Schools with students with a passion for their local environment are invited to be nominated for this year’s Ros Nicholson Award for Native ecology.

Development 8 Jul 2016

Papatoetoe mall gets major upgrade

A major upgrade of a main-street mall in Old Papatoetoe will get underway soon.

Housing 8 Jul 2016

New housing and reserve in Whangaparāoa Peninsula

Whangaparāoa Peninsula residents and people wanting to buy a slice of the area’s coastal lifestyle are set to benefit from the transformation of two open spaces in Stanmore Bay.

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18th Annual Estuary Art and Ecology Awards

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