Zone proposal cuts Red Beach out of loop

Orewa College is just a short walk away, but will be beyond reach for Red Beach families like these if a proposed zone change goes ahead. Vocal opponents of the zone change include, from left, Janet Sweetman, Simon Henderson and Katie Smart with their...... Read More

Tax puts commuters under the pump

The Auckland regional fuel tax will be introduced on July 1 after Auckland Councillors voted 13-7 in favour of the tax this month. Further increases will follow when the Government increases the national fuel excise by 3-4c a litre later this year,...... Read More

Stream blockage still in place

A small stream that used to flow into Karepiro Bay is still blocked by a wall of infill put there by the developer, despite an agreement reached around nine months ago to reinstate it. Environmental groups say the stream is important to the Long Bay...... Read More

Introducing: The Travel Brokers

While most people think of a trip overseas as a holiday, experienced Hibiscus Coast based travel agent Patty Brown can honestly say that when she is travelling, she is doing research. “If I’ve experienced a destination, then I’m in...... Read More

Seminar answers important retirement village quest

There is a lot to consider before moving into a retirement village – so some free, independent advice at a seminar hosted by Manly Methodist Church next month should be welcome. Leading the seminar is Troy Churton, retirement villages national...... Read More

Digger delights

The little yellow digger, made famous by the series of popular children’s books by Betty and Alan Gilderdale, spent a couple of weeks back in April working on Tiritiri Matangi Island. Fans of the Little Yellow Digger books, such as Tiritiri Matangi...... Read More

Millions pocketed in Sandspit sale

A group of Hong Kong-based investors has made nearly $6 million profit on the forced sale of 185 Sandspit Road, just out of Warkworth. Barfoot & Thompson has confirmed that the 80-hectare property, known as the Chestnut Farm, has been sold to an undisclosed...... Read More

Hot Diggety Dog

Orewa Lions Club presented a cheque for $250 to the Hibiscus Coast Dog Training Club on May 28 to thank them for providing the venue for the Hot Diggety Dog show. The dog trainers also put on a dog agility display at the event. The funds will be used...... Read More

Petty vandalism angers Lions

Orewa Lions are disappointed that the community bike repair station they erected at Te Ara Tahuna/Orewa Estuary walk and cycleway was recently vandalised. The bike station, located near the toilet in Western Reserve, features a stand to hang a bike...... Read More

Radio station plan suffers setbacks

Efforts to establish an independent community radio station for Warkworth have been put on hold for the foreseeable future after a series of setbacks. Warkworth Community Radio FM (WCRFM) had got as far as broadcasting online, but despite concerted efforts,...... Read More