Health

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

Introducing: Cottontails Childcare

Built by a community, for the community is an apt description of a new childcare centre in Stanmore Bay, which opens later this month. Cottontails Childcare is the creation of five families who wanted quality care for their own young children and recognised...... Read More

Full Maori immersion mooted for Playcentre

Two organisations are working together to bring the Coast its first full immersion Playcentre. From left, North Shore Playcentre Association’s Leisbeth Watson and Kavita Budhia with Amanda Glashan and Kereama Nathan from Te Herenga Waka o Orewa...... Read More

All in white for stylish fundraiser

Friends, who are undergoing chemotherapy and call themselves The Baldies, from left, Sally Mellor, Linda Moloney and Michelle McAteer-Ross. Event organisers Hiria Kayes, left, and Nikki Davidson, right, gift Linda Moloney (‘Ms Sassy’), centre,...... Read More

Colourful chaos at Gulf Harbour School fundraiser

Hands covered in paint soon moved from making a mural to ‘painting’ friends. Misha Miller. Xavier Donaldson, left, and Belinda Van der Star, both aged six from Gulf Harbour. Water bottles ready for action. The Miller family – from left,...... 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

Around the world in 80 cruises

Peter and Sue Crook of Gulf Harbour are living their retirement dream, with a goal of travelling the world’s major coastlines by cruise ship. The couple has already been on 80 cruises, with more planned. Altogether they have spent just under...... Read More

Pottery wheel turns for retiree

Retirement brought Malcolm Macaskill back to a craft that he had abandoned 30 years before. He says he had always had a hankering to try making pottery and when he first went to night classes on the North Shore in the late 1960s, he discovered that...... Read More

Grace aging gracefully

If anyone personifies the phrase “you’re never too old to …”, it is Grace McFarlane of Little Manly. At the age of 92 she is the oldest member of the Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre’s Never2Old programme and instructor Aviv...... Read More