Hibiscus News

Government funds Penlink

Funding for the Penlink Road and bridge from Whangaparaoa Peninsula to Redvale is included in a package of Government investment in infrastructure announced by Minister Phil Twyford today. The funding provides $411 million, enough to fully fund the...... Read More

Time running out for Hub?

Members of the Trust that runs the Whangaparaoa Community Hub are “gutted” that they could have to close the doors due to lack of funding. The Hub opened in March last year as a two-year pilot, offering a space for community groups and...... Read More

Local folk: Stuart Dwight

When Stuart Dwight says he is “ a man of many hats” it is not only because he owns more than 200 hats. He is actually referring to the wide variety of work he takes on – from organising major sporting and other events and live production...... Read More

Financial hurdles for Weiti Bay development

The Weiti Bay development above Karepiro Bay is facing financial issues, with up to 33 residential lots and 33.5ha of yet-to-be-developed land within the subdivision put up for mortgagee sale. The sale offer ended in November and Bayleys Orewa real...... Read More

Even more time needed for Nautilus repairs

Repairs to the structure of Orewa’s Nautilus apartments, due to finish at the end of this month, could take until the end of May. The project has already taken a year longer than originally predicted when work began on repairing the leaky building...... Read More

Introducing: Due Amici

Chefs Nikola Markoski and Chen Yi have combined their considerable experience to open Due Amici in Manly Village. The two friends have been cooking Italian cuisine together for five years. “We both love Italian food, so teaming up made sense,”...... Read More

Introducing: Bombay to Goa

Gulf Harbour has a new Indian restaurant to enjoy, overlooking the Marine Village canal. Bombay to Goa opened about four months ago courtesy of Lucky Singh, who has been a chef for 27 years in both New Zealand and India. He moved to New Zealand 17...... Read More

Ferry finally gets bike racks

After almost four years of trying to get bike racks installed on Gulf Harbour reserve for ferry users, local board members were pleased to see them finally installed on November 30. The process has been frustrating for the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board,...... Read More

Students onboard for rat trapping

Gulf Harbour School’s Year 5 students have joined the fight for Hibiscus Coast birdlife by having rat traps in their home gardens – catching 12 rats in two weeks. The students built their own traps at the school during two workshops last...... Read More

Pay rise agreed for ‘undervalued’ school support staff

Teacher aides and other school support staff could be in for a significant pay rise and better job security, as negotiations between the Ministry of Education and the NZEI Te Riu Roa union continue (HM November 20). Support staff includes teacher aides,...... Read More