Hibiscus News

Top prizes go to Hibiscus Coast artists

The local art community supported the recent Hibiscus & Bays Art exhibition and awards in large numbers. More than 150 people attended a celebratory award function at Estuary Arts Centre on November 21, along with local board chair Gary Brown and members...... Read More

Netflix films in Waiwera

The derelict interior of Waiwera Thermal Resort will become a set for the international cast of Netflix production Cowboy Bebop next week. Waiwera residents received a letter recently advising of the timing of the filming, by Intergalactic Productions. The...... Read More

Museum made by kids, for kids

Wayne Pienaar’s passion for rocks, fossils and collecting in general seems to have passed down to his sons, Silverdale School students Eli and Leo. The result is the Kids Hands on Museum, crammed with artifacts of all kinds, that occupies part...... Read More

Top awards for local salons

If you get your hair and beauty treatments locally, it seems you are in good hands. Three local salons recently won national awards: Megan Bowyer, senior stylist at B-Studio in Orewa, won the People’s Choice award in this year’s national...... Read More

Animal Health Centre

Pet owners who are keen to adopt a more back-to-basics health care regime for their dog or cat may find what they are looking for at a new centre in Moana Court, Orewa. After working on animal health issues for more than 40 years, animal naturopath Sarndra...... Read More

Introducing: The Family Centre for Natural Medicine

The founder of a new health hub in the Whangaparaoa Plaza believes the range of skills the centre is pulling together will offer clients a more holistic way to get healthy and stay healthy. Registered homeopath, Kate Fitness, is the driving force behind...... Read More

Introducing: Manly Vet Hospital

Looking after a family pet comes with the same care and responsibility that human members of a family would expect. That’s the philosophy behind the Orewa, Millwater and now Manly Vet Hospitals. Owner Brett Finlayson says for many clients, their...... Read More

Introducing: Whangaparāoa MiniMart

If there is one thing that has been hammered home during the Covid-19 pandemic, it is that staying local is one way to reduce the risk of being exposed to the virus. With that in mind, Ash and Yogita Patel have opened the Whangaparaoa MiniMart on Whangaparaoa...... Read More

Highway crossing goes ahead

The much-needed crossing of Hibiscus Coast Highway, near Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa, has been made possible by the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board. It’s a busy place to cross the highway, from the beach to the estuary side, and large numbers attempt...... Read More

Possum catch triples

Forest & Bird’s Pest Free Hibiscus Coast Project reports a significant increase in the number of possums caught by volunteer trappers in the last year. Project Manager Jenny Hanwell says that the team has introduced new types of trap and is testing...... Read More