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When your pet eats your Catwalk Arts entry: Former winner shares cautionary tale

Thanks to chihuahua-toy poodle cross Peggy Poodle Bums, Catwalk Arts 2022 winner Anna Holmes-Libbis almost didn’t have an outfit to show on the catwalk.

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Local men’s choir holds annual fundraising concert for Hospice 

The North Shore Male Choir is united by its love of singing - and in the process it has raised more than $80,000 for Harbour Hospice through its annual fundraising concerts. Here’s what to expect at this year’s concert.

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Snazzy shoes lead to place on Catwalk Arts judging panel 

Catwalk Arts judge and former WOW winner Philippa Stichbury-Cooper shares the unusual way in which she was invited to join the Warkworth wearable art competition’s judging panel.


Our 17th Art Exhibition & Sale: "Nothing's off limits"

Our 17th annual Art Exhibition & Sale is on King's Birthday Weekend - come along! Here, we talk to one of the local artists whose art features in the show, Amanda Morton.

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Small change makes for bighearted Kiwiana fundraiser

Harbour Hospice volunteer Maria Braam auctions vintage jar of copper coins on Trademe to raise money for the charity that cared for her late husband, Pieter.


Original hospice fundraiser still giving back

When a friend highlighted the need for a hospice in the community nearly 40 years ago, Liz Douglas Brown became one of the original fundraising committee members to drive that campaign.

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Birds of a feather

Val and her team of fellow volunteers cater for funerals and social occasions in Warkworth/Wellsford, and what sets them apart from other caterers is that they do it all for love.

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Taking away the fear and uncertainty

To give back to the charity that gave him and his family so much, Graham has started fundraising for Harbour Hospice. This is his story...

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Trees of Remembrance make a difference

Every Christmas you’ll find Jo Coulam volunteering at a Tree of Remembrance stand for Harbour Hospice. She does as many shifts as she can and can’t imagine a festive season without giving her time in this way.

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Homes of Devonport Tour sure to wow

The Homes of Devonport Tour is a popular fundraiser run by the Devonport Rotary Club in association with Bayleys Devonport – and this year, for the first time, Harbour Hospice is one of its beneficiaries.