Hibiscus News

Stream bears brunt of Orewa development

Soil brought down from nearby developments by heavy rain turned the waters of Nukumea Stream brown, in what residents describe as the worst release of sediment in years. Photo, Bob Rodgers The once pristine waters of Nukumea Stream flowed brown, carrying...... Read More

New business case for Penlink considers earlier starting dat

A draft new business case for Penlink has been prepared which considers options for bringing the building of the road from Whangaparaoa Peninsula to Redvale forward from its current 2024/25 start. Auckland Transport (AT) commissioned the update, at...... Read More

Cancellations leave one ANZAC service

The cancellation of five of the six local Anzac services is expected to swell numbers at the one remaining parade, at the Hibiscus Coast Community RSA in Whangaparaoa. Smaller, local parades at Puhoi, Silverdale Cenotaph, Remembrance Reserve in Orewa...... Read More

Microchip no silver bullet for cats in regional park

The need for residents living near Shakespear Regional Park to keep domestic cats away from the park, as well as the Open Sanctuary within it, was highlighted this month. Their cat’s life could depend on it. Recently there have been a number...... Read More

Silverdale fire takes entire day to extinguish

A fire that started on April 3 in the Silverdale industrial area was only officially declared extinguished a day later. The blaze and explosion was in a 15m tall structure at timber manufacturer Herman Pacific’s north yard, which firefighters...... Read More

Council retracts felling plan

Auckland Council will no longer require Albert Kinnell to fell around 150 trees because some of them breach the allowable height on the approach path of Dairy Flat Aero Club (HM April 3). Council has been pursuing the Silverdale resident for three...... Read More

Local Folk: Jeanette Cullingford

Despite imagining that she would spend her working life in a bank, in fact Jeanette Cullingford has ended up with a varied CV that includes motorcycle postie and funeral director. The 47-year-old has directed more than 100 funerals and says every one...... Read More

Composting trial begins

A Hibiscus Coast school and café are contributing food scraps to a local composting trial. The scheme was initiated recently by Hibiscus Coast Zero Waste – the group that runs the Whangaparaoa Community Recycling Centre – to divert...... Read More

Introducing: Foo Du – Dim Sum + Dumpling House

Dumpling enthusiasts are in for a treat following the opening of Foo Du – the Dim Sum+Dumpling House in Silverdale. Offering a dine-in or takeaway service, the shop is owned by Max Yuan, who moved from Beijing to New Zealand with his young family...... Read More

Changing places: Bulk Bin

A greater awareness by consumers of the need to reduce packaging has been a boon for Bulk Bin Orewa, which has moved to Bakehouse Lane. Owners Hemant and Swadesh Kumar say that whether a customer is buying in large quantities or small, they can use...... Read More