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Police attempt to crush Crate Day

Local police have come up with a new scheme to take on the might of social media, attempting to quash an event that is largely organised online. Crate Day gatherings, where people get together in a public place to drink alcohol on the “first...... Read More

Mahurangi creatives on show

A creation named “Mahurangi River Queen”, inspired by Warkworth’s historic scow Jane Gifford, was the supreme winner of last weekend’s Catwalk Arts. Flax was processed through a pasta maker then dyed and dried to make the skirt...... Read More

Men’s Shed no longer homeless

After two years of investigation and negotiation, the first Men’s Shed on the Hibiscus Coast will open this week. The organisation has signed a lease with Auckland Transport over the empty row of shops, below the dairy, in Brightside Road, Stanmore...... Read More

Park “ploughed” by contractors

An Auckland Council contractor has been ordered to repair damage done to the reserve at Stanmore Bay, beside the Leisure Centre. Council head of operational management Agnes McCormack says that due to an exceptionally wet end to winter, parks and reserves...... Read More

Postie delivers first aid assistance

When Toni Webster’s husband Robin had a bad accident at their Army Bay home last week, while Toni was at work, things could have been a lot worse had it not been for the quick intervention of their postie. Robin was doing DIY, when a grinder...... Read More

Seniors set priorities

Better public transport services and accessible options for senior citizens, quality mixed housing options and urban design, and an emphasis on culturally diverse programmes for seniors will be among the priorities for Auckland Council’s Seniors...... Read More

Siren network considered

The Hibiscus & Bays Local Board will be asked to provide “in principle support” for the development of an enhanced and expanded regional tsunami siren network at its meeting this week, on October 18. The details of what this network could...... Read More

New Orewa chair sets priorities

Getting a decision, one way or the other, on the installation of security cameras in the Orewa Town Centre is a priority for the new chair of Destination Orewa Beach (DOB), Kim Lyons. Despite surveying members last year on a proposal to set-up 18 cameras...... Read More

Orewa hall change mooted

The Hibiscus & Bays Local Board is pressing forward with its plan to see Orewa Community Hall transferred from being run by Auckland Council to being run by a Trust. The process, which includes an expression of interest process, is expected to cost...... Read More

Project makes slow progress

How long does it take to build a basic seating and play area under Auckland Council’s Community Empowerment model? An answer can be found in the project to improve the forecourt of Whangaparaoa Library. Concepts and ideas for this were first...... Read More