Environment

More intensive plans for Stanmore Bay apartments

The latest plans for the apartments to be built on 85-89 Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay (behind New World Whangaparaoa) are for the most intensive use of the site yet, with 61 apartments now proposed. The 4012sqm site was bought by Centurion Management...... Read More

Fate of service centre due

The sale of the Orewa Service Centre at 50 Centreway Road, first made public in Hibiscus Matters March 1 edition, will be voted on by Auckland Council this week. Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance committee is to consider the sale of...... Read More

Boulevard extension could cost over a million

The option of progressing the next stage of the Orewa Boulevard project, at an estimated cost of $1.3 million, will go before the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board this week for consideration, along with a proposed slow zone for Silverdale (at around $120,000). The...... Read More

Crashes end in retirement village fence

When a truck and trailer rolled, it took out the fence and ended up in Hibiscus Coast Village. Two recent traffic accidents on Red Beach Road have residents concerned about vehicles speeding along that road at night. The scene of both accidents was...... Read More

Dynamic Lane trial morning peak begins

Commuters who drive along Whangaparaoa Road to Hibiscus Coast Highway in the morning rush hour will be able to utilise an additional lane, starting this week. The morning part of the Dynamic Lane control trial, from Red Beach Road to the highway, commences...... Read More

RSA facing uncertain future

As Anzac Day approaches, the Hibiscus Coast Community RSA is considering new options to ensure its long-term future, which include selling its Vipond Road site and relocating to the Orewa or Manly Bowling clubs. Last year, in June, the RSA put a portion...... Read More

Trees uprooted as storm sweeps over Coast

The wind lifted the roof off a home in Stanmore Bay – Pink Batts ended up draped in a nearby tree. Many big trees were uprooted, including this silver dollar gum in Edith Hopper Park. Eileen Williams was still feeling shaky the day after a storm...... Read More

AT funds bike rack

The ongoing saga of how to get a bike rack installed at the Gulf Harbour ferry terminal has taken another turn, with Auckland Transport (AT) agreeing to fund it. After first requesting a rack that ferry users can tie their bikes to back in February...... Read More

Teenager helping the homeless

  Browse Server By AUT journalism student Jasmine Gruber While on a holiday in Australia, Caitlyn Clarke of Puhoi noticed there were a lot of homeless people. She bought soaps, toothbrushes, and beanies to give to them and when the 14-year-old...... Read More

Heartwarming quilts

One of the club’s members, Prin Barry, made these pincushions to sell at the Hibiscus Coast Quilters’ recent meeting, where they were snapped up. She says the proceeds will come in handy when she takes a holiday in New York this month. A...... Read More