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Rugby decision rebounds on Metro Park

Metro Park have had the rug pulled out from under them by the announcement that Silverdale Rugby Club no longer considers moving an option.

Coast bus schedule shake up finalised

The changes that will be made to bus routes and timetables on the Coast have been finalised, and received a mixed reception when they were published.

Grass carp a welcome addition to Maygrove

Thirty five fish received a welcome fit for a king when they arrived at Maygrove Lake last week on the back of a NZ Waterways Restoration truck.


Matariki moments shared with Coast community

Local schools and libraries led the way with Matariki celebrations over the past month.

Helping hand for horses

Arkles Bay resident Liana Goodall’s mission to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home horses has been made more difficult recently, with the loss of a large part of her grazing land.

Men’s Shed forging ahead

Progress is being made towards creation of a local Men’s Shed, with the formation of a committee of six tasked with getting the project off the ground.

Whiteheads take flight at Shakespear Open Sanctuary

Around 150 people made their way in convoy onto an area of NZ Defence Force land normally closed to the public last weekend to see 40 little birds released into the bush.

Skatepark designs for Western Reserve unveiled

Work should begin next month on building a new and improved skate park at Western Reserve, Orewa.

Orewa considered ‘high risk’ for alcohol harm

A ban on new liquor outlets in Orewa could be in place if concerns raised by Police are heeded.

Monitoring Matakatia set nets

Set netting on the Hibiscus Coast was again on the agenda for Auckland Council this month.

Coast community considers recycling resource centre

The first tentative steps were taken towards establishing a Community Recycling Centre on the Hibiscus Coast at a meeting in Waitoki last week.


Work connections needed

With the launch of our Draft Silverdale Centre Plan recently for public feedback the need for Penlink is even more apparent than ever.

Turning off

Having a teenager can be slightly challenging, as I have discovered, but it makes it a tad harder when they have grown up with computers and being online.

Cauliflower power

In our last column we talked about that famous ‘flower’, broccoli, so it is only fitting that we devote this one to a close cousin, the cauliflower.

Taking precautions

“If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, please put on a mask”. Chances are you will see a sign along these lines as you enter the reception of a General Practice or Accident and Medical clinic with a box of masks close by.


Mystery donation brings emergency services closer

A cash donation of $600 left in a plastic bag on the back deck of Manly Fire Station last month could easily have been thrown in the bin by exhausted volunteers.

Planning for Silverdale’s future

Silverdale residents got to grips with the draft Silverdale Centre Plan last month, with feedback sessions held on June 19 and 27.

New Hibiscus Coast bus network

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Hibiscus Coast will be the first area of Auckland to get a simplified and more frequent bus network. Northern Express services will operate between the coast and the city at least every 30 minutes seven days a week, and every 15 minutes at peak times. 

Councillors clash with Local Board over transport targeted rate

The last minute rebellion by a group of councillors at last week’s budget sign-off meeting demonstrated the deep divisions within Auckland Council.

Cross words over zebra crossing

No one is denying that a pedestrian crossing in Silverdale Village has been the cause of many near misses, as cars travel along Silverdale Street at speed.



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