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Aucklanders achieve target water savings in June

Watercare chair Margaret Devlin says Aucklanders are to be commended for their water savings in June, achieving an average...

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Posted on 2 Jul 2020 16:08
By Media Release - Watercare Services Limited

Electrical fire closes classroom

Pupils at Tomarata School had an exciting start to their morning today when an electrical fire started in one of the classrooms. Principal...

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Posted on 2 Jul 2020 11:13
By Jannette Thompson

Auckland property sales defy forecasts

The Auckland property market did the opposite to economic forecasts, and June sales numbers returned to normal trading levels...

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Posted on 2 Jul 2020 10:12
By Media release Author

Tender out for Penlink

Waka Kotahi, the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has started an open tender process to select a consortium for the detailed...

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Posted on 1 Jul 2020 13:47

Two ASB branches remain closed “for now”

Orewa is the only ASB branch open and the bank is unable to say when it will reopen its Silverdale and Whangaparaoa branches. ASB...

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Posted on 1 Jul 2020 13:43

Council makes it easier to collect rainwater

Auckland Council has announced it is scrapping resource consent fees for the installation of rainwater tanks at residential...

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Posted on 1 Jul 2020 13:16

Construction shows confidence in business growth

Matvin Group announced its presence on the Hibiscus Coast by constructing what it says is currently the biggest commercial...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 17:48

Apartments proposed for Whangaparāoa Road

Two homes that recently went up for sale on a busy section of Whangaparaoa Road, opposite Coast Plaza and next to Whangaparaoa...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 17:41

Tips for age-friendly bathrooms

Making a bathroom safer and more comfortable to use for your parents or other relatives (or even yourself) as they age...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 17:12
By Dave Flaherty, owner FlowFix Plumbing

End in sight for Hibiscus Men’s Shed

Progress towards the building of the Hibiscus Men's Shed in Silverdale is going ahead in leaps and bounds according...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 17:10

Kitten rescued from truck dashboard

When a truck rolls into Truck Tech Solutions' workshop in Silverdale, the last thing that staff expect is to be rescuing...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 17:07

Enterprising students’ balm

Coming up with a recipe for natural lip balm was just one of the challenges faced by a group of Kingsway College students. As...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 17:01

Kawau palms deliberately poisoned

The iconic phoenix palms on the reserve in front of Mansion House on Kawau Island have been deliberately poisoned. The eight...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 16:59

Thousands raised by Primary students

A class of Year 5-6 students at Whangaparaoa School decided to run their own mini-gala recently, after the Covid-19 lockdown...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 16:56

Raffle supports Coast businesses

An annual raffle at Whangaparaoa School has changed focus this year, in an effort to support local businesses that may...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 16:54

Warriors battle on for fair charges

“A level playing field for water charges” is the key objective of a new group set up by Stanmore Bay resident...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 16:51

Logo for Kiwi businesses

Pete Vinken of Hatfields Beach is semi-retired, but says he is now working “18 hours a day” on an initiative...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 16:49

Local Folk - Bernie Watt

With his distinctive bushy moustache, Snr Constable Bernie Watt has been a familiar face around local schools since 1992....

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 16:46

New radio station prepares to launch on Hibiscus Coast

The Hibiscus Coast is to host one of the first of many “news and advertisement-free” radio stations founded...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 16:43

Manly speed humps a costly exercise

The large speed humps recently installed in Laurence Street, Manly are doing their work, making the street safer for residents,...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 16:39

Coast Labour candidate selected

The Labour Party has selected its candidate for the Whangaparaoa electorate – 71-year-old former aged care and social...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 16:36

Berm becomes battleground

A dedicated Hibiscus Coast gardener and environmentalist is on a collision course with Auckland Transport over, of all...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 16:34

Cat name solved

The search among Hibiscus Matters readers for a name for Whangaparaoa Police's new cat, in the last edition, was...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 16:21

Local impact of Auckland Council’s budget cuts discussed

Details of what Auckland Council's budget cuts may mean at a local level are only now becoming apparent, with that...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 16:16

Dynamic lanes’ technical problems mounting up

Recent closure of the dynamic lanes for almost two weeks highlighted key challenges with the system, including resilience...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 16:13

Park and ride ‘airspace’ could be sold

A proposal that is part of Auckland Council's drive to bring in revenue could see the ‘airspace' above...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 16:09

First part of Penlink built by private developers

Part of the Penlink Road has already been built – it is the first 1700m of the 5km Ara Weiti access road that developers...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 14:26

Progress made on Ara Hills

Progress is being made on the 575 home development in Orewa known as Ara Hills. Currently more than half of the first stage...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 14:22

Apartments could decrease in size

Alternative designs are being considered for the apartment blocks to be built at 85-89 Brightside Road. Last year, developer...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 14:20

Hihi introduction a milestone for Shakespear

Forty hihi (stitchbird) will be released on NZ Defence Force land within Shakespear Open Sanctuary this week, on Friday...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 14:16

Hospice art show popping up in Orewa

Audrey Wescott of Wainui was especially keen to put her artworks into the Hibiscus Hospice fundraising exhibition after...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 14:12

Wentworth College on course to make a difference

Forty Wentworth College Year 8 students helped to beautify Gulf Harbour Country Club by planting more than 500 native trees...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 14:05

Planting season underway on Hibiscus Coast

The biggest community planting of the season got underway at Shakespear Open Sanctuary on Sunday, June 21. Due to Covid-19...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 14:01

Maygrove gives Love Soup a hand

Maygrove Village resident Lleon Downes says a story in Hibiscus Matters' May 20 issue about the increasing demands...

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Posted on 30 Jun 2020 12:05

Introducing - The Village Picnic

After gaining a bachelor's degree in hospitality management, Philippa Potaka spent 20 years overseas working in five...

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Posted on 29 Jun 2020 15:09

Ngati Manuhiri enters fight on landfill

Ngati Manuhiri chairman Mook Hohneck. Richard Nahi lead the hui. Kaumatua Mikeara Miru. After keeping his cards close to...

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Posted on 29 Jun 2020 12:40

Kowhai Park path budget blows out to nearly a million

A wooden bridge and boardwalk over a floodplain in Kowhai Park have contributed to soaring costs. The estimated cost of...

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Posted on 29 Jun 2020 12:35

Election candidates to front up at Town Hall

Beth Houlbrooke, Marja Lubeck, Callan Neylon, Chris Penk. Residents of the new Kaipara ki Mahurangi electorate will have...

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Posted on 29 Jun 2020 12:31

Sayers seeks Government support for Rodney road sealing

Greg Sayers Rodney Councillor Greg Sayers was last week seeking meetings with Minister of Transport Phil Twyford and Minister...

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Posted on 29 Jun 2020 12:29

Student on crusade to rid Sandspit of rats

Dylan Lewis has noticed a resurgence in bird life following his trapping efforts. Taking a course at primary school has...

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Posted on 29 Jun 2020 12:26