Environment

Public urged to have say on Hammerhead

Around 50 people came to the first public meeting held by Panuku Development Auckland about the Hammerhead in Gulf Harbour. Further meetings are being held next week. Panuku is proposing, on behalf of Auckland Council to do a deal with the lessee of...... Read More

RSA to sell bigger site

A decision made by members recently has taken the Hibiscus Coast Community RSA down a slightly different path in an attempt to secure its future viability. The club is struggling to survive and has considered a number of options, including selling...... Read More

Development site back on the market

These consented plans – or a completely new proposition – may be on the cards for this site in northern Orewa. The site of a proposed retirement village in northern Orewa is back on the market, after its owner, Coastal Properties, obtained...... Read More

Costs mount for complex seawall appeal

The complexity and potential cost of a Council versus Council Environment Court appeal over the building of a seawall on Orewa Beach is becoming apparent. Meanwhile, this path near Kinloch Reserve is the latest to succumb to erosion. A recent decision...... Read More

Major boost for Coast transport projects

The Hibiscus Coast stands to gain from around a billion dollars of investment in transport-related infrastructure over the next decade, which Cr John Watson says makes this area a major beneficiary of the recent Auckland Council and central government...... Read More

Ferry ticket office review

Fullers is considering closing its ferry ticket office at Gulf Harbour, although a final decision is yet to be made. The ticket office is mainly used by people travelling to Tiritiri Matangi Island. Fullers Group chief executive Mike Horne says there...... Read More

Rahui placed on Okura bush

A rahui has been placed on the Okura Bush walkway because of kauri dieback. At this stage the rahui is in force over the DOC land from Haigh Access Rd to Karepiro Beach. The rahui ceremony was performed by iwi on May 12 at the Haigh Access entrance...... Read More

College invests in solar power

A large bank of 150 solar panels was installed on a roof at Whangaparaoa College over the recent school holidays and the college is confident that the significant investment in this technology will pay off. The panels cost $95,000, which came from...... Read More

Winter warmth appeal

Rodney Women’s Centre is asking for donations of clean blankets and warm bedding for the annual Give a Kid a Blanket appeal. The centre in Morpeth Street, Warkworth is a nominated drop-off point for the Auckland-wide scheme, which has been running...... Read More

Volunteers needed as Weiti riverbank planting cont

Planting season is beginning with a weekend of work alongside the Weiti River in Silverdale. The Community Planting Day, on May 26 and 27, has been organised by Auckland Council. Two groups – Illuminate Church and the World Mission Church –...... Read More