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Crossing problem solved?

A lick of white reflective paint has been applied to the grey pavers on Orewa’s new pedestrian crossings, making them much more visible to traffic. The crossings, put in place by Auckland Transport from the town centre across Hibiscus Coast Highway,...... Read More

Single use plastic bag ban begins on Hibiscus Coast

Countdown Orewa and Silverdale have this week become the first local supermarkets to no longer provide customers with free, single use plastic carrier bags. The move came as Government announced, last Friday, that it is consulting on a mandatory six...... Read More

Coast teachers supported in day of strike action

The national teachers’ strike on Wednesday, August 15, will be felt on the Hibiscus Coast, with primary schools closed and large numbers of teachers catching the Gulf Harbour ferry and buses to get to the Queen Street march and rally. No local...... Read More

Council seeking more freedom camping sites

Hopes that this summer would see firm rules in place to restrict freedom camping on the Hibiscus Coast have been dashed, with Auckland Council announcing on July 31 that its new Freedom Camping bylaw will not be finalised, as planned, this summer. Resident...... Read More

Band needs your vote

A local band of teens, Barracuda Swim School, could still get into the national Smokefree Rockquest final, if they receive the most votes from the public. Voting for the People’s Choice, by text, is on now. The band, which featured in Hibiscus...... Read More

Vehicles cost nearly half a million

Introducing 10 new electric cars to Auckland Council’s fleet cost almost half a million dollars. The 10 Hyundai Ioniq cars were purchased recently – two of them will be added to the general pool of vehicles kept at Orewa Service Centre...... Read More

Landfill remediation planned

An Auckland Council owned site on Whangaparaoa Road that has been leased by the same company for decades is to undergo landfill remediation. Whangaparaoa Earthmovers has been based at 645 Whangaparaoa Road (next to the recycling centre) for more than...... Read More

Ward changes proposed

Changes to the boundaries of Auckland Council’s wards are being considered and public consultation is open now. The six-yearly boundary review – Auckland’s first following amalgamation – is designed to ensure the public interest...... Read More

Outfall pipe settles on seabed

Watercare has successfully floated a new wastewater outfall pipe from Kaiaua to the Tiri Channel, off Army Bay, where it was sunk onto the seabed. The 450m long pipe was pulled by a tugboat overnight, travelling just three knots (three nautical miles...... Read More

Timely advice for women renting rooms

Women’s Centre Rodney is urging women to thoroughly check potential boarders and flatmates before renting out rooms. Centre manager Colleen Julian says high accommodation costs force many women to consider renting out a spare room. “They...... Read More