Iconic tavern on market

What is believed to be NZ’s oldest riverside hotel, The Riverhead, is up for sale. The tavern began trading in 1857 and is described by JLL New Zealand director of hotels and tourism Nick Thompson as a rare opportunity. “Hence, it is being...... Read More

Air race proposal races for consent

A proposed two-day Air Races event in Orewa next March has some hurdles to clear before it can go ahead. Orewa Beach Carnival (OBC) representative Ken Ogilvie presented the proposal to the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board in June, outlining the event which...... Read More

Orewa Boulevard plan consultation

Public consultation on the next stage of turning Hibiscus Coast Highway (where it passes through Orewa town centre) into a pedestrian friendly boulevard, is expected to begin this month. The proposed extension is from Riverside Road to Empire Road and...... Read More

Costly Brightside refurbishment goes ahead

Ratepayers will spend around $100,000 bringing the Auckland Council owned former dairy and residential building at 1 Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay, up to building code and renovating it so that it can be leased to a commercial entity. This work has begun...... Read More

Mayoral front-runners front up on local issues

Anyone hoping to see leading mayoral candidates go head to head in a debate locally has so far been disappointed. Just two of the 21 mayoral candidates have made an appearance on the Coast – John Tamihere and Alezix Heneti, who were at the Grey...... Read More

Family challenges college enrolment decision

A local family is challenging an enrolment decision made by Orewa College and the issue has been taken all the way to the Ministry of Education. The college has rejected the enrolment application of the three Naidu children, who currently live out of...... Read More

Jeweller honoured by Royal Yacht Squadron commission

Crafting a thumb-sized America’s Cup souvenir pin has been a labour of love for Arkles Bay jeweller, boatie and member of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Greg Holland. Greg has also been making pins for recipients of the Sir Peter Blake...... Read More

Depot developer seeks consent

A development in Orewa called The Depot marks a return to the industry by North Shore businessman Nigel Williams, who is consultant and project manager for the build. The Depot, at 188 Centreway Road, is being developed by Orewa Property Investments...... Read More

Changing faces: Paper Plus Orewa

The new owner of Paper Plus Ōrewa, Kevin Francis, is a former British Army officer, whose passion for travel and adventure has taken him all over the world. Kevin first came to NZ to take British troops on mountaineering trips, which included climbing...... Read More

Changing Places - RE/MAX Realty Group Warkworth

RE/MAX Warkworth has moved its office to the old BNZ Bank building in Neville Street, and directors Ben and Nola Kloppers have been worked hard to make the location as warm and friendly as possible. The couple plans to install a small terrace outside...... Read More