The first community hall to be built on the Hibiscus Coast for many decades got off the plans and onto the ground last week, with a sod-turning ceremony held at the site on September 8.
Getting Stillwater Hall, which is to be built on Duck Creek Road Reserve, to this stage has meant overcoming many hurdles, particularly funding, as Hibiscus & Bays Local Board member Janet Fitzgerald pointed out at the ceremony.
Hard on the heels of Auckland Council’s welcome announcement of investment in Hibiscus Coast’s sports fields last week came suggestions of cuts to parks and community services that have shocked local board members.
Drivers on the Northern Motorway may have thought they were having a “close encounter” experience if they spotted what looked like a space ship, high in the air over Silverdale last week.
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