Hibiscus News

Sailor on track for Christmas reunion - just

Dmitry Pelevin is now just 500 Nautical Miles from being home with his son in Gulf Harbour for Christmas Day (HM December 2). At the start of the year, Dmitry was in Russia when Covid-19 closed borders and cancelled flights, making it a challenge...... Read More

Fine issued for Millwater safety breach

Hobson Construction was yesterday sentenced in the Auckland District Court for health and safety failings on its site in Millwater, and fined $180,000. The sentence followed a series of disregarded warnings from WorkSafe. The fine was for “exposing...... Read More

Spirit of Christmas alive and well on Hibiscus Coast

Hibiscus Matters’ annual Christmas collection was the best yet, with $1240-worth of vouchers donated as well as a big pile of treat and staple foods. Every year our office in Florence Ave, Orewa, provides a hub, collecting donations designed...... Read More

Freedom camping bylaw a work in progress

Last year Auckland Council abandoned its first attempt to create a Freedom Camping in Vehicles bylaw, and started over again. The bylaw’s aim was to enable proactive management and enforcement of freedom camping in Auckland. A new bylaw must...... Read More

Residents despair at abuse of reserve

The thought of another summer of cars and motorbikes ‘hooning around’ on Hatfields Reserve, and having to clean up piles of rubbish including fish hooks, nails and human waste, is fueling the anger of local residents. Toni Abrahams and...... Read More

Record turnouts expected for free Christmas meals

The tradition of providing free community Christmas meals continues this year, with organisers expecting the biggest turnout yet. A free Christmas lunch has been held at the Orewa Community Centre on Christmas Day for 20 years, and food rescue charity...... Read More

Hundreds of submissions on Dairy Flat airport proposal

North Shore Aero Club’s application for Airport Authority status has drawn nearly 500 public submissions, the Ministry of Transport says. Submissions had to be in to the Ministry by November 30 – this deadline was extended by three weeks...... Read More

Silverdale signs remove ‘Village’ and ‘Centre’

The controversial traffic sign at the intersection of Hibiscus Coast Highway and Silverdale Street has been changed a number of times “under cover of darkness” over the past two years. The sign, which directs traffic into the village, read...... Read More

Tough budget mixed bag

Auckland Council’s proposed budget for 2021-2031 is a mixed bag for Hibiscus Coast residents, according to local Councillor John Watson. The budget continues on from the Emergency Budget 2020/21 and the emergency is still very real, including...... Read More

Quality building rewarded on Hibiscus Coast

A number of local properties won regional awards in the annual Master Builders House of the Year awards, including the winner of the Supreme Auckland New Home award. These homes all went into the national final, held on December 11, results of which...... Read More