More intensive plans for Stanmore Bay apartments

The latest plans for the apartments to be built on 85-89 Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay (behind New World Whangaparaoa) are for the most intensive use of the site yet, with 61 apartments now proposed. The 4012sqm site was bought by Centurion Management...... Read More

Fate of service centre due

The sale of the Orewa Service Centre at 50 Centreway Road, first made public in Hibiscus Matters March 1 edition, will be voted on by Auckland Council this week. Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance committee is to consider the sale of...... Read More

Boulevard extension could cost over a million

The option of progressing the next stage of the Orewa Boulevard project, at an estimated cost of $1.3 million, will go before the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board this week for consideration, along with a proposed slow zone for Silverdale (at around $120,000). The...... Read More

Dynamic Lane trial morning peak begins

Commuters who drive along Whangaparaoa Road to Hibiscus Coast Highway in the morning rush hour will be able to utilise an additional lane, starting this week. The morning part of the Dynamic Lane control trial, from Red Beach Road to the highway, commences...... Read More

RSA facing uncertain future

As Anzac Day approaches, the Hibiscus Coast Community RSA is considering new options to ensure its long-term future, which include selling its Vipond Road site and relocating to the Orewa or Manly Bowling clubs. Last year, in June, the RSA put a portion...... Read More

AT funds bike rack

The ongoing saga of how to get a bike rack installed at the Gulf Harbour ferry terminal has taken another turn, with Auckland Transport (AT) agreeing to fund it. After first requesting a rack that ferry users can tie their bikes to back in February...... Read More

Introducing: Quinovic Millwater

A company with 30 years experience in property management, and 32 franchises across New Zealand, has opened its first office on the Hibiscus Coast. Craig Harrison, the principal of Quinovic Millwater, says he is proud to be associated with a company...... Read More

Introducing: Cottontails Childcare

Built by a community, for the community is an apt description of a new childcare centre in Stanmore Bay, which opens later this month. Cottontails Childcare is the creation of five families who wanted quality care for their own young children and recognised...... Read More

Full Maori immersion mooted for Playcentre

Two organisations are working together to bring the Coast its first full immersion Playcentre. From left, North Shore Playcentre Association’s Leisbeth Watson and Kavita Budhia with Amanda Glashan and Kereama Nathan from Te Herenga Waka o Orewa...... Read More

Funding available for Coast wellbeing

Auckland Foundation is calling for funding applications from groups with projects that address social disadvantage, promote health and wellbeing, or strengthen community in the Hibiscus and Bays area. Last year Riding for the Disabled, based in Stillwater,...... Read More