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Smoke alarm scammers

Police Press release: Police remind residents to be wary of door knocker claiming to fix smoke alarms Acting Sergeant Deborah Leahy, Waitemata Police. Police are advising the public to be wary following reports of a man going door-to-door offering...... Read More

Orewa takes top surf club title

Orewa lifeguard and U16 Sportsman winner Hamish Lockie, won gold in the Ski Race and Board Relay and silver in the Board Race and Board Rescue at the National Championships. U16 sportswoman winner Lucy Makaea won nine medals at the Northern Region Pool...... Read More

Local folk: Dean Morris

Dean Morris’ first year on the Hibiscus Coast was about recovery from burn out and featured long walks on the beach and playing music in the sunporch of a bach in Stanmore Bay. Today he is more likely to be hard at work welding in his workshop...... Read More

Penlink sooner – not later

The building of the Penlink toll road from Whangaparaoa to Redvale has been brought forward into the current decade (2018/19–2027/28) and the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board is celebrating. The information came in the updated Auckland Transport Alignment...... Read More

Changes made to Dynamic Lanes

With construction due to begin this month for the trial of Dynamic Lanes on Whangaparaoa Road, Auckland Transport has made some last minute changes to address some of the community’s concerns. The project, which is a first in a residential area,...... Read More

Synthetic cannabis haul

A Police investigation that located a large quantity of psychoactive substances, including more than 10kg of synthetic cannabis, included a search warrant executed in Red Beach last week. This operation follows search warrants in Rodney in early August,...... Read More

SOSSI mourns loss of ‘signific kiwi

Shakespear Open Sanctuary has lost one of its Little Spotted Kiwi with a female bird, named Matariki, found dead recently. Matariki was one of the original birds brought from Kapiti to Tiritiri Matangi Island to start the population there in 1996....... Read More

Out of frying pan into fire for Indian restaurant

A founder of the disgraced Masala chain of Indian restaurants is holding the keys of Stanmore Bay Cottage, according to the owners of Paprika restaurant, who leased premises there. The historic cottage, at 195 Brightside Road Stanmore Bay was, until...... Read More

Jackson rebukes Brash from same Orewa stage

Thirteen years after Don Brash’s controversial speech at the Orewa Rotary Club denouncing Maori “special privileges,” a stinging riposte was delivered on July 29 from the same spot. Broadcaster and Labour party candidate Willie Jackson...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters celebrates first decade

Editor Terry Moore, cuts the cake. Mahurangi Matters advertising consultant, Rob Anderson, Hibiscus Matters graphic designer, Lorry McCarthy, and advertising consultant, Angela Gallagher. From left, Local Board member Caitlin Watson, Cr John Watson,...... Read More