Hibiscus News

Work begins on new Primary for Ōrewa

A dispute between Auckland Transport (AT) and the Ministry of Education that went all the way to the Environment Court has been resolved through mediation, paving the way for the building of a new Primary school in Ōrewa. The school, Ōrewa North...... Read More

Rubbish bags a target for thieves

Red Beach Four Square owners Jeff and Coral Fenton. The ram raid was a shock for the couple, but the community support that came afterwards was heartwarming. The Four Square supermarket in Red Beach was the latest target of ram raiders, who drove into...... Read More

Trademarket moves from Ōrewa to online only

Ōrewa Trademarket – a second-hand furniture and homeware business – has been on the same site for almost 43 years, tucked away on Tenzing Lane, off George Lowe Place. Later this month that will change, as it becomes an entirely online...... Read More

Gardeners’ green fingers raise healthy new Hospice total

They say a change is as good as a rest, and that was certainly the case for Ōrewa Garden Club’s recent annual fundraiser for Harbour Hospice. After seven years at Hilary Ashcroft’s Ōrewa home and garden, the club moved out of town to...... Read More

Ivy returns to Hot Diggety Dog

Ōrewa Lions’ 2018 Hot Diggety Dog Show, and lessons with the Hibiscus Coast Dog Training Club, were a winning combination for American Staffordshire cross Ivy and her owners Gareth Jenkins and Rochelle O’Callaghan. Gareth describes Ivy...... Read More

Final race exhilarating for Team NZ grinder

Team NZ grinder, Mike Lee of Red Beach (HM March 3), was on board for every second race, as the grinders were rotated. Luck fell his way, and saw him grinding on what proved to be the final race against the Italians. He says the Kiwi team went out...... Read More

New book aims to boost business confidence

It took a business failure and being struck down with Bell’s palsy for Natalie Tolhopf to realise she had been pushing herself too hard towards unreachable goals when she started her business coaching operation. “I was wanting it all to...... Read More

Event changes impact Ōrewa businesses

The recent Covid-19 level 3 lockdown had a big impact on events focused on the America’s Cup, including the one in Ōrewa. The local business improvement district (BID), Destination Ōrewa Beach, ran the event. It was funded by Ōrewa businesses,...... Read More

Daft rafts rule the waves

Crazy homemade rafts, many barely seaworthy, a pie-eating competition and egg throwing set the scene for the annual Stillwater Raft Race. The event was held on Sunday, March 21 at Stillwater Boating Club. The theme this year was the 1970s, which was...... Read More

Sign improvements on the way for Coast

New signs will be erected in reserves in the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board area – including eight reserves on the Coast. In total the work is expected to cost the local board around $160,273 – with $58,970 of this being spent on signs in...... Read More