Annual Plunket fundraiser seeks cute kids

It’s time for proud parents to start snapping for the annual Plunket Baby Photo Competition, run by The Camera Shop in Warkworth throughout September. The annual fundraiser is open to any child in Rodney aged under five years and entries cost...... Read More

Masters medals replaced

Dairy Flat bowler Scott Curran will have his stolen World Masters Games medals replaced as a result of a story in the July 19 issue of Hibiscus Matters. Scott won Gold for the Mixed Pairs (age 30 to 39) and Men’s Fours (40-49) at the Masters...... Read More

30 year lunch tradition keeps elderly in touch

For around 30 years, an institution unique to the Hibiscus Coast has been providing the elderly with a chance to socialise and enjoy a hearty low-cost meal twice a month. The Hibiscus Coast Elderly People’s Luncheon Club was originally established...... Read More

Women fund youth initiatives

Members of the Inner Wheel Club of Orewa and Whangaparaoa have supported two Coast-based organisations that work with youth and families. At a recent club meeting, Youth in Transition director Tina Jones spoke about her organisation’s work, particularly...... Read More

Entertainment focus for community RSA

Two local businessmen have stepped up to offer their services free to the Hibiscus Coast Community RSA. Business consultant Andy Thomason says Hibiscus Matters’ front-page story on the RSA’s financial struggles last April was the catalyst...... Read More

Getting your entitlements

Some people might say there are few benefits in getting older, but one thing is for sure – absolutely everyone should be checking to make sure they are getting any and all the specialist state benefits they are entitled to. For many people, that...... Read More

Park spray upsets parents

The change to new maintenance contracts last month has been a backward step for a children’s playground in Millwater, according to residents and a local councillor. Since parents complained to the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board about the use of...... Read More

Twenty-five years a Toastmaster

Army Bay resident, Bjorn Weis Simonsen has achieved a speaking milestone. His longevity with Toastmasters – 25 years – will be recognised by the organisation with a Long Service Award. His achievement was marked at Bjorn’s club,...... Read More

Puhoi Village planning bus turnaround

Plans to establish a proper school bus turnaround in Puhoi Village are underway to improve child safety and reduce congestion. The Puhoi Community Forum hopes to construct the turnaround, with the capacity to hold more than one bus, in an open space...... Read More

Teen takes big steps forward

Gulf Harbour teenager Maddison Bradley was awarded the top prize of Overall Merit Award (Most Improved) at a Blue Light Life Leadership course held in Taupo last month. The 15-year-old beat a strong group of young people from throughout the North Island...... Read More