Environment

Marae opening has sustainable living theme

Hundreds of people attended the free Eco Fun Day that marked the official opening of Te Herenga Waka o Orewa community marae in Silverdale. The event, on Saturday, November 4, included hangi and other food along with flax weaving demonstrations, a...... Read More

Orewa Seawall work seeks funding

Earlier this month, Hibiscus & Bays Local Board had an opportunity to put its case to the governing body for its top priority project – protecting Orewa Beach from the effects of further erosion. The local board wants to ensure that erosion protection...... Read More

Retirement complex proposal goes to hearing

Independent commissioners will consider the evidence relating to a retirement village proposed for north Orewa. The hearing, before Janine Bell, Trevor Mackie and Michael Parsonson, will be held in Orewa, starting on November 30. Developer Coastal...... Read More

Student inserts final bolt

The building of Silverdale School’s new classroom block took a step forward last month with a ‘topping out’ ceremony held on October 30, marking the completion of the structural steel work. NZ Force site manager Jordan Gregory says...... Read More

Volunteers clean Orewa Beach

Organiser of The Big CleanUp on Orewa Beach, Brittany Owens, says she was really happy with the turnout of between 55–65 people who combed the beach for rubbish on November 4. Together, they gathered around 200kg of material in just one hour. She...... Read More

Water focused website

Real time information about 84 of Auckland’s beaches is now available via Auckland Council’s new website. These include most Hibiscus Coast beaches, from Wenderholm, Waiwera, Hatfields and Orewa down Whangaparaoa Peninsula to Army Bay. As...... Read More

Orewa Westie Walk

The Orewa Westie Walk took place on Sunday, October 29 with a good turn out of Westie dogs and their owners attending. Keep an eye out for further events on their Facebook page. ... Read More

Waste mountain grows despite zero waste target

As Auckland Council focuses on an ‘aspirational’ target of zero waste to landfill by 2040, figures show that the amount of waste heading to the dump is actually growing substantially, increasing by 40 percent from 2010–2016. Turning...... Read More

Time and cost overruns for Nautilus repairs

Damage to the structural steel of The Nautilus apartment building in Orewa is more serious than previously thought, which has led to time and cost overruns in its repair. Prendos NZ is project managing the work and contractors began repairing the 12-storey...... Read More

Boom time for reusable shopping bags

The move by Countdown and New World supermarkets to go plastic bag free by the end of next year has galvanized the local branch of Boomerang Bags, which launches its reusable cloth bags this week. The Australian initiative has gone global with a simple...... Read More