Kiribati women’s fashion businesses inspire and thrive

Tuimata Baoti and Arinateiti Baia. Their success has inspired other Kiribati women. A splash of colour from Arina Sewing Stylish and elegant clothing from Tui Fashion. by Alisha McLennan Communications student Two Warkworth Kiribati women, who...... Read More

Dome Valley Café reopens

Baby Niko, Makin Taraniko, Onno Ursem and cafe manager Emmy Cottingham. The staff and owners did the refit. The iconic Dome Valley Café reopened last month, 18 months after it was put into liquidation by its previous owners. Onno Ursem...... Read More

Introducing: Dils Funeral Services

Long-established North Shore funeral business Dils Funeral Services has moved to the Coast, opening up a new chapel and reception lounge in Waiora Road, Stanmore Bay. The former Presbyterian church has been completely renovated throughout and transformed...... Read More

Introducing: Kung Fu Chef Restaurant

Fans of yum cha and Chinese barbecue are in for a treat with the opening of Kung Fu Chef, a new authentic Chinese restaurant in Ōrewa. Business partners, Andy Zhu and Max Wei, previously each ran restaurants in Howick and transformed the former Thai...... Read More

Introducing: Career Logic

With a constantly changing career market, not to mention the impact of Covid-19, Bronwyn Wilde’s timing in launching her professional career coaching business, Career Logic, could not be better. “When people arrive at an intersection in...... Read More

Councillor questions poll results

Auckland Councillor John Watson disagrees with Mayor Phil Goff’s view that the recent Council-commissioned Colmar Brunton poll shows public endorsement for its 10-year budget proposals. The Mayor’s views are stated in Viewpoint.  Cr...... Read More

Thieves target park ‘n’ ride

Recent thefts from the Silverdale park ‘n’ ride have highlighted the vulnerability of vehicles and bikes that are left there. Auckland Transport (AT) monitors the carpark and bike area with CCTV. In March, a university student returned to...... Read More

Safe H20 Auckland

Water tank owners are able to clean their tank and keep the water, too, thanks to an innovative new service. Safe H20 Auckland chief executive officer Hamish Grey has brought his country-first water tank cleaning technology to cover Puhoi to Maungaturoto,...... Read More

Sign designs for Village

Silverdale Village is to get its own distinctive signs, with support from the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board. Initial design ideas were drafted for the Silverdale Business Association, free of charge, by local board member Andy Dunn, who is a graphic...... Read More

More repairs on dynamic lane

Hibiscus Matters received calls regarding a large number of missing LED light studs on Whangaparāoa’s dynamic lanes. The lanes, between Hibiscus Coast Highway and Red Beach Road, have had a number of issues, resulting in costly repairs, since...... Read More