Hibiscus Matters is a well-respected community newspaper that covers an area from Stillwater & Silverdale north to Waiwera & Puhoi. The paper will celebrate its first decade in August 2017.
It covers a range of topics from general news to stories on sports, health, environment and entertainment. Regular columnists provide commentary on local politics, and subjects that range from how to care for your back to hos to look after the enviornment. The local history columns are particularly popular.
The paper accepts both display and classified advertising, and has a printed business directory. Considerable effort is also being directed to its online activities using the web for video and breaking news coverage.