Crate Day liquor ban on again

This summer, the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board will repeat and extend the widespread alcohol ban that was used to prevent a Crate Day event being held on the Hibiscus Coast last year. Crate Day gatherings, largely organised via social media, where people...... Read More

Graduate puts six decades between cap and gown

Proving learning is a lifelong journey, Pauline Wetton, of Orewa, received a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts, majoring in politics, at the University of Auckland’s Spring Graduation, nearly 60 years after completing her Bachelor’s degree. At...... Read More

Coast films capture retirement home realities

A short, fun but often real look at life in a retirement home forms the backdrop for a short film series called The Dusketeers, released by Hibiscus Coast U3A this month. The six films in the series average around seven to eight minutes and are available...... Read More

Coast couple share their rocky Parkinson’s journey

An eight-year journey that started in 2010, when Red Beach retirement home resident Peter McLeod was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, is the subject of a free online book published last month. Peter’s story, written by his wife Beverley,...... Read More

Orewa Mum bakes up big on screen

Coasties will have a contestant of their own to barrack for when The Great Kiwi Bake Off premieres this week on TVNZ 2. Vanessa Bradley, of Orewa, will be one of 12 contestants going spatula to spatula in the new series, vying for the coveted title...... Read More

Eclectic show entertainment line-up

A full programme of entertainment, both on the ground and in the air, has been lined up for the Silverdale School Country Show Day on Saturday October 27. A father at the school, Shane Menzies, who is also an electrical technician with the Royal NZ...... Read More

Friendship club milestone

The Whangaparaoa Ladies’ Friendship Club celebrated its 25th anniversary with a sumptuous morning tea and cake cutting ceremony. Five members who joined in the club in its first year – Ina Daly, Doris Briant, Mavis Nicolson, Tina Visser...... Read More

Rotary hosts big fat Greek celebration for Hospice

The culture, food, music and dance of Greece will be celebrated at a fundraiser for Harbour Hospice on November 3. For the second year running, the Rotary Satellite Club of Orewa-Millwater is hosting a Greek Extravaganza, but this time in a bigger...... Read More

Warkworth brigade celebrates 75 years

The Warkworth Volunteer Fire Brigade celebrates its 75th Jubilee this year. Mahurangi Matters reflects on its colourful past. Chief fire officer Ian Davies says it’s a fantastic feeling for the Warkworth Volunteer Fire Brigade to have reached...... Read More

Evening to find out about meth

A community methamphetamine education evening is being held in Kaiwaka on Thursday, October 18. The event will be held at Kate’s Place at 1960 State Highway 1 and will address a number of issues surrounding the drug, including what meth actually...... Read More