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Proudly NZ Owned A division of Local Matters Your LOCAL Community Newspaper 2 November 2011 Waiwera to Silverdale including Whangaparaoa Peninsula and Orewa FREE Hole opens in Rodney’s event budget fund One of these six candidates, pictured on Orewa Beach, will be Rodney’s next representative in Parliament. To find out their views on a range of local and national issues, see our Election Feature, pages 15–21. Hotel plans back on the wish list for Gulf Harbour Country Club Three years after Gulf Harbour Country Club was purchased by its members from former owner Mark Bryers of Blue Chip, it is in a position to look towards further development. The club is hoping to build a hotel – a not be on as grandiose a scale as Mr for the community,” Mr Godfrey says. “However, we’re more realistic about plan which was also on Mark Bryers’ Bryers had originally proposed. ‘to do’ list – but acting chair Doug “The hotel was always a good idea the scope of what can be done and continued page 2 Godfrey says any development will and would be great for the club and ‘tis the season 53B Rawhiti Road, Manly Village, Whangaparaoa Ph (09) 424 7708, Fax (09) 424 7427 continued page 2 Inside this issue Local business pages 12 and 13 Election feature pages 15 to 21 Health matters pages 22 to 26 Santa’s here early Just spend $25 and get* a $1 Santa buck * Conditions apply, see instore for details ‘til 30th November 2011 Manly Care Chemist The former Rodney District Council’s accounting processes have left events in Rodney and Hibiscus Coast high and dry this financial year. When Auckland Council advertised its annual contestable community funding programme earlier this year, applications from the former Rodney District Council area weren’t considered because the former council had made no provision for them during the transition process. Council staff say this is because the District Council did not have a specific budget for regional or local events. Both the Rodney Local Board (RLB) and the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board are calling on Auckland Council to immediately identify and reinstate free Manly your health care coach Visit Hibiscus Matters online at

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