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Village residents reach out to grandparentsStaff and residen

Staff and residents of Maygrove Village in Orewa are getting behind the Hibiscus Coast Grandparents Parenting Grandchildren organisation, which supports grandparents that have taken on the responsibility of caring for their grandchildren full time. Hibiscus...... Read More

Locals air their views on Hill Street

More than 200 people took the opportunity to listen to experts and provide feedback at public open days last month to look at options for improving Warkworth’s notoriously congested Hill Street intersection. Members of the public met with representatives...... Read More

New Coast school sites revealed

The Ministry of Education has purchased a 5.6ha property in Wainui that is expected to enable a new college or primary school to be built. The Ministry has been looking for a site for a new school to cater for growth in the region for some time, and...... Read More

Subdivision brings another 500-plus homes

Work has begun on a subdivision in Orewa West that is expected to provide around 575 residential lots as well as space for a commercial centre and a proposed Rapid Transit Network station. The 84.5ha rural site is on the western side of the Grand Drive...... Read More

Few changes after safety audit of Orewa crossings

Ever since new pedestrian crossings were put in place in Orewa Town Centre, at the intersections of Moana and Moenui Avenues and Hibiscus Coast Highway, complaints have been voiced by business association Destination Orewa Beach, the Hibiscus & Bays...... Read More

Few changes made to apartment designs

Any hopes that revised plans for an apartment block in Stanmore Bay might see the buildings reduced in height and density, and made more visually appealing, have been dashed with the release of the latest plans last week. Back in April, developer Ozone...... Read More

Island sanctuary project makes progress

A year ago, Hibiscus Matters reported on the proposal for a multi-million dollar building project on Tirtiri Matangi Island. The work includes building a field centre to enable larger numbers of researchers/scientists, volunteers and the general public...... Read More

Knock on head turns out doubly good

An older man’s nasty fall has led to the Mahurangi community getting a surprise Christmas present. Retired Warkworth man Doug Good was heading to bed when he slipped and fell over, banging his head. His wife, Beryl, noticed that Doug appeared...... Read More

Orewa tsunami siren pilot delayed by several months

The trial of innovative new tsunami sirens planned for Orewa has been held up, with the system not expected to be installed until March or April next year. In October, Hibiscus Matters revealed that Auckland Emergency Management was to start a local...... Read More

Debating the dump: Two views on landfills

News that industry giant Waste Management wants to create a major new landfill in the Dome valley has been greeted with howls of outrage (MM October 3). Are there better ways to get rid of Auckland’s rubbish or do landfills remain relevant? Auckland...... Read More