Coast’s first Rockquest winners

Teenage duo Ben and Brody Glanfield of Stanmore Bay are Smokefree Rockquest winners, placing first in the solo/duo category at the online final last month. They are believed to be the first musicians on the Hibiscus Coast to win the prestigious competition,...... Read More

Watercare hook up offer in pipeline

Following the intervention of three councillors – John Watson, Wayne Walker and Greg Sayers – Watercare has approved a proposal for “a new discounted water service” for customers on rainwater tanks. Last month, the three councillors...... Read More

Hibiscus Community House celebrates 30 years

Office coordinator Judith Pearce sorting out items in the foodbank. Childcare building arrives on the corner of Centreway Road. It was originally the Titirangi Post Office. Today’s Community House in Western Reserve. The original house, opened in...... Read More

Art auctioned for school

Artworks from across the spectrum will be auctioned at the triennial Art Attack exhibition later this month, a major fundraiser for Red Beach School. The range of art will include paintings, prints, landscape photography, ceramics and garden sculptures....... Read More

Name change embodies new school thinking

A proliferation of primary schools in Ōrewa is one of the reasons behind a decision by the Ōrewa North Primary School community to change its name. From Monday October 12 it will be known as the Ōrewa Beach School. Principal Katherine Pascoe says...... Read More

School shares hall vision

A much-needed and long-awaited renovation of the Whangaparāoa School hall (HM March 4) is set to start next month. Built in the 1980s, the current fibro-clad hall was re-roofed two years ago, which highlighted the dilapidated state of the rest of...... Read More

Ag Day promises fun for all

Fundraising will take a back seat at the Dairy Flat School Ag Day on Saturday October 17. PTA chair Elizabeth Cotter says the emphasis this year will be just on “kids having fun”. “With all the disruptions that Covid 19 has brought,...... Read More

Colourful school fun run

Finishing the colour run are, from left, Fletcher Reid, Campbell Shriane, Guillermo Ramon-Morano, Lachlan Taylor, Teague King and Xavier Grant. From left, Harry Lloyd, Daniel Poulter and Bradley Tucker. Riley Malligan. Seb Twyman, left, and Mason Newman. Getting...... Read More

Coast author pays homage to early aviator

Oscar Garden started flying in his 20s and went on to be one of TEAL’s top pilots. One of NZ’s early aviators is the subject of the book A Tale of One Man’s Love of Flying, written by his daughter Dr Annamaria Garden, of Waiwera,...... Read More

Happy birthday Leisure Centre

The Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre turns 30 this week. Although the actual birthday is on October 18, Auckland Council, which owns the facility, has decided to hold off on celebrations until February due to pressures caused by the ups and downs of Covid-19...... Read More