Auckland’s slip repair bill in the millions

Auckland ratepayers are facing a bill of up to $10 million to repair landslides caused by heavy rain in the region. The scale of the problem has seen Auckland Council employ a programme manager specifically to deal with landslides, Michael Cairns,...... Read More

Fairway Bay aims to improve rifle range

In an innovative solution to a problem, Fairway Bay developers Top Harbour has reached an agreement in principle with the NZ Defence Force to reconstruct a rifle range at the Army Bay training base. Fairway Bay is expected to generate approximately...... Read More

Orewa retirement village back before the public

Developer Coastal Properties is again seeking consent to build a five-story retirement complex in north Orewa, adjacent to native bush, a stream and historic buildings. When the plan to develop land at 23–25 Annalise Place was first publicly...... Read More

Penlink election meeting draws a crowd

There were few surprises at a pre-election meeting hosted by Penlink Now in Manly recently – although the strong turnout came as a surprise to organisers. There can be few other single issues on the Coast that would drag close to 100 people out...... Read More

Supermarket funds RSA shows

Local supermarket New World Whangaparaoa has come to the aid of the Hibiscus Coast Community RSA, providing $10,000 to help run entertainment attractions at the club. The sponsorship was announced at the clubrooms on September 6. The supermarket is...... Read More

Introducing: Monster Housewash & Gutters

After 35 years painting cars, Tony Jillings of Arkles Bay was ready for a change. As well as wanting to run his own business, he was keen to get out of the enclosed spaces he worked in and into the fresh air. Last month, together with 27-year-old daughter...... Read More

Story telling talent recognised

It’s not often that a journalist turns up to an interview and becomes the subject of many questions herself. But that’s what happened when Hibiscus Matters went to congratulate 11-year-old Laura Dymond of Stanmore Bay. The Whangaparaoa...... Read More

Take a look at Coast book nook

The little library, or “book nook” that Andrea Dick set up by her letterbox in Tiri Road, Whangaparaoa, has been a source of new reading material for the whole family. It is becoming increasingly popular to put a mini-library at the front...... Read More

Mike Pero assists with autism assistance dog

A local family, fundraising for an assistance dog for their autistic daughter Olivia has been given a boost by local real estate company Mike Pero, Whangaparaoa. The Mike Pero Foundation, along with Whangaparaoa business owners Mike and Kim Broome,...... Read More

Greeks bear gifts to Hospice

The Rotary Satellite Club of Orewa-Millwater ran a hugely successful fundraising event on September 2 and the proceeds of $7500 went to Hibiscus Hospice. The Greek Extravaganza at Rotary House in Silverdale featured authentic Greek food, wine, music...... Read More