Health

Couples catered for in new dementia unit

Some rooms have expansive views of Algies Bay. Elderly couples separated by dementia will have some comfort thanks to a new dementia unit which opened at CHT Amberlea in Algies Bay last month. The facility is made up of 15 units, including a double...... Read More

Warkworth health services relocate

Waitematā District Health Board’s community services in Warkworth have relocated from Alnwick Street. The district nurse team is now based at Tui House, 47 Morrison Dv. The team conducts on-site clinics and home-visiting services. Community...... Read More

Sailor on track for Christmas reunion - just

Dmitry Pelevin is now just 500 Nautical Miles from being home with his son in Gulf Harbour for Christmas Day (HM December 2). At the start of the year, Dmitry was in Russia when Covid-19 closed borders and cancelled flights, making it a challenge...... Read More

Spirit of Christmas alive and well on Hibiscus Coast

Hibiscus Matters’ annual Christmas collection was the best yet, with $1240-worth of vouchers donated as well as a big pile of treat and staple foods. Every year our office in Florence Ave, Orewa, provides a hub, collecting donations designed...... Read More

Record turnouts expected for free Christmas meals

The tradition of providing free community Christmas meals continues this year, with organisers expecting the biggest turnout yet. A free Christmas lunch has been held at the Orewa Community Centre on Christmas Day for 20 years, and food rescue charity...... Read More

Three generations honoured by St John

Three members of the Everiss family, spanning three generations, have been invested into the Order of St John – an honour that recognises exceptional service, rather than age or length of service. The most recent was paramedic Andrew, whose investiture...... Read More

Buck stops here – and so does Father Christmas

North Shore Riding for the Disabled (RDA) welcomed two VIPs this month to its Stillwater base. Former All Black and now Silverdale business owner Buck Shelford dropped in for a surprise visit on December 3, in his capacity as a member of the Northern...... Read More

Remembrance trees dedicated to Orewa visionary

The Hospice Christmas Trees of Remembrance at local shopping hubs have special significance this year. As well as inviting shoppers to write on a cardboard ‘bauble’ in honour of a loved one who has died, every tree is a tribute to Orewa...... Read More

Orewa has front row seat for rescue exercises

Orewa residents were treated to some action-packed displays as crew of the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter teamed up with Orewa Surf Lifesaving to perform a series of water rescue exercises on December 1. Community interest started when the helicopter...... Read More

Can you help Whangaparaoa Primary build its new hall?

 Work began on the refurbishment of the hall at Whangaparaoa Primary last month. Fundraising for the project is now at the stage where community donations are needed –the school is reaching out to local businesses, families and individuals...... Read More