Health

Surgery deemed essential

Surgeries at the Rodney Surgical Centre will continue this week. Chief executive officer Marianne Davidson-Beker says she is confident the centre has good systems in place to keep staff and patients safe, as well as sufficient Personal Protection Equipment...... Read More

Dairy Flat community history faithfully recorded

There is no doubt that compiling a 448-page history of Dairy Flat, which took author Lynnette Third the best part of eight years, was hard work – but she says it was also a joy and a privilege. As well as fossicking through records at various...... Read More

Driving safely a key concern

People hold onto a driving licence as long as possible, seeing it as an important part of independence and mobility. However, making sure you remain a safe driver is critical and that is where a medical driving assessment comes in. Occupational Therapist...... Read More

Brand new MG for community patrol

The Hibiscus Coast Community Patrol took delivery of its brand new SUV last month, with the official handover ceremony at Tristram MG on July 9. The group’s 40 volunteer patrollers, based at the Orewa Police station, act as the ‘eyes and...... Read More

Applications open for community bike funding

If you have an idea that could encourage more people to get out riding bikes, as they were during lockdown, Auckland Transport (AT) has a fund that could help kick-start new cycling initiatives. Community groups around Auckland can now apply for AT’s...... Read More

Cycling advocates form Whangaparāoa group

A new bike group started on Whangaparāoa Peninsula during lockdown already has 20 members and hopes to influence how cyclist-friendly the area becomes as it develops. Paula Luijken, 37, started the Whangaparāoa Bike Burb after she recently moved...... Read More

Few words wins the prize

How much can be said in a single sentence? That is the challenge that was taken up by Whangaparāoa College Year 12 student Stella Beattie. Her sentence, entered in the One Sentence Story Writing Competition won the Senior Secondary category for the...... Read More

New medal for long service

Stanmore Bay resident William John Field (known as John) was recently honoured with St John’s Ultra Long Service (ULS) Medal for 50 years’ continuous service. He received the medal early last month. This is a brand new medal, which was...... Read More

Workshop inspires floral artists

One of the country’s leading floral art exponents, Francine Thomas, shared her knowledge and enthusiasm for floral art at an all day event in Orewa on July 13. Around 100 floral art enthusiasts from the Hibiscus Coast, North Shore and other...... Read More

Award promotes performance

Performances at local retirement villages last month by Hibiscus Coast 18-year-old Sam Wilcox-Brown followed his win of a scholarship designed to promote music in the community. The Daphne Stevens Community Music Scholarship provides $3000 to support...... Read More