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  • Double dog attack

    On Easter Monday evening, Doug and Jenny Sheldon suffered a dog attack on their Poll Dorset sheep on their Kaukapakapa farm. The attack was discovered around 9am on Tuesday morning, with a dog being positively identified as it fled the scene. A second dog was also seen. Four stud ewes...

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  • Parakai Airport Proposal meeting

    by Helen Martin Around 90 people turned up to Helensville War Memorial Hall on 23 May to take part in a public consultation process concerning the application of West Auckland Airport, Parakai, to the Ministry of Transport, to become an airport authority. The letter sent by MoT to some local...

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  • The Kombuchery re-named

    by Helen Martin You’ve probably noticed that the name of The Kombuchery in Commercial Road has been changed by new owners Naomi Phillips and Eli Foreman to Te Awaroa Café. Through whanau Eli, who was born and raised here, has connections to the five, local marae. “To local Mâori, Helensville...

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  • ‘South Head Flora and Fauna Guide’

    by Helen Martin In a wonderful initiative, South Kaipara Landcare and Auckland Council have collaborated to produce a 54-page guide to a selection of the flora and fauna found on South Head peninsula. The booklet, funded by Auckland Council, is a first for South Head and will quickly become indispensable...

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