Environment

Locals air their views on Hill Street

More than 200 people took the opportunity to listen to experts and provide feedback at public open days last month to look at options for improving Warkworth’s notoriously congested Hill Street intersection. Members of the public met with representatives...... Read More

Subdivision brings another 500-plus homes

Work has begun on a subdivision in Orewa West that is expected to provide around 575 residential lots as well as space for a commercial centre and a proposed Rapid Transit Network station. The 84.5ha rural site is on the western side of the Grand Drive...... Read More

Few changes after safety audit of Orewa crossings

Ever since new pedestrian crossings were put in place in Orewa Town Centre, at the intersections of Moana and Moenui Avenues and Hibiscus Coast Highway, complaints have been voiced by business association Destination Orewa Beach, the Hibiscus & Bays...... Read More

Few changes made to apartment designs

Any hopes that revised plans for an apartment block in Stanmore Bay might see the buildings reduced in height and density, and made more visually appealing, have been dashed with the release of the latest plans last week. Back in April, developer Ozone...... Read More

Island sanctuary project makes progress

A year ago, Hibiscus Matters reported on the proposal for a multi-million dollar building project on Tirtiri Matangi Island. The work includes building a field centre to enable larger numbers of researchers/scientists, volunteers and the general public...... Read More

Orewa tsunami siren pilot delayed by several months

The trial of innovative new tsunami sirens planned for Orewa has been held up, with the system not expected to be installed until March or April next year. In October, Hibiscus Matters revealed that Auckland Emergency Management was to start a local...... Read More

Debating the dump: Two views on landfills

News that industry giant Waste Management wants to create a major new landfill in the Dome valley has been greeted with howls of outrage (MM October 3). Are there better ways to get rid of Auckland’s rubbish or do landfills remain relevant? Auckland...... Read More

Crossings get ‘makeover’

Some of Auckland’s crossings are in for much needed upgrades that will slow drivers down and make streets safer for pedestrians. Made possible by the Regional Fuel Tax, Auckland Transport (AT) announced on December 5 that it is undertaking improvement...... Read More

Have your say on freedom camping

The public can have a say on Auckland Council’s proposed Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw, with consultation open now until Monday, February 18. The draft bylaw defines the number of sites across Auckland where freedom camping is allowed. It...... Read More

Lesson in environmental care

Stanmore Bay Beach got a spring clean recently thanks to the efforts of Stanmore Bay Kindergarten’s eco-warriors. The kindy is a member of the Enviro-School programme, which teaches the children a sense of ownership and connectivity to their...... Read More