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Hibiscus Matters


Orange light for Coast transport projects as budget cuts continue

The rubber hit the road this month, as Auckland Council budget cuts impact further on Hibiscus Coast transport projects.
At an Auckland Council Budget Committee meeting on November 5, proposals were incorporated into the draft Long Term Plan that include transport priorities, parks and open spaces, and rates. The upshot is that few local transport capital projects are likely to take place within the next decade, unless ratepayers are prepared to pay additional taxes or tolls; making increasing traffic congestion a major concern.

Orewa businesses facing street trading costs

Costs for cafés and restaurants with tables on the footpath may climb steeply under a new Auckland Council proposal.

Increased ferry services bring dramatic rise in passengers

Commuters are boarding the Gulf Harbour ferry in increasing numbers since additional sailings were added around three months ago.

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