Hibiscus News

Guides back under canvas

Local businesses have come forward to assist Orewa Guides to get outdoors this summer, after their camping gear was stolen last month (HM November 20). After seeing Hibiscus Matters’ story, outdoor company Kathmandu got in touch, with a generous...... Read More

Christmas comes early for foodbank

The foodbank at Hibiscus Coast Community House has been restocked, once again, thanks to the generosity of local residents, businesses and organisations. Community House manager Christine Alesbury says the influx of donated goods came in response to...... Read More

Whangaparāoa to become ‘the new Rodney’

Changes proposed to electoral boundaries before next year’s general election would significantly alter the Rodney electorate, which includes the Hibiscus Coast. The changes include replacing the name ‘Rodney’, with ‘Whangaparaoa’,...... Read More

Freedom campers speak out

Recently, after repeated abuse from local residents, Timothy Stewart installed security cameras on the caravan that has been his home for around eight months. Timothy, who describes himself as “a necessity camper”, stays on the Hibiscus Coast...... Read More

Local board fails to open workshops to public

The Hibiscus representatives on the local board, all four of whom campaigned one way or the other on ending closed confidential workshops, have failed to make this happen at the start of the term. Ideally this needed to be voted on early in the term,...... Read More

Mayor visits park and ride

The commencement of the last phase of work at the Silverdale park and ride was marked on November 15 with a site visit by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Crs John Watson and Wayne Walker also attended, along with Auckland Transport’s acting board chair...... Read More

Tyre dumping offender sought

Around 40 tyres were dumped in a reserve in Silverdale last month, and a local environmentalist who is undertaking pest control in the area suspects it is a repeat offender. The Oxbow Reserve, at 32-36 Hibiscus Coast Highway, runs from the highway...... Read More

Introducing: Wash Works

Not content with having military serviceman, pub owner and All Blacks captain on his CV, Wayne ‘Buck’ Shelford is about to add another career to his name. Wash Works in Silverdale, a carwash centre that can accommodate cars, boats and campervans,...... Read More

Ōrewa Santa Parade the biggest yet

Young spectators enjoyed a high high-five from stilt walkers. Members of the DaeHan Taekwondo Club demonstrate their skills.  Did you see us? Hibiscus Matters’ advertising consultant Angela Gallagher, left, and graphic designer Lorry McCarthy...... Read More

Tree focus for fundraising

The Tree of Remembrance is a way to honour special people who cannot be with us at Christmas while supporting the work of hospice in the community. A Tree of Remembrance went up in Farmers in Silverdale Mall on November 14 and, from December 9-23,...... Read More