Environment

Progress on cement works

Community efforts to preserve and promote the old cement works at Wilson Road in Warkworth are moving forward, with the formation of a charitable trust due to be finalised soon. Cement Works Warkworth founder Tina Earl says this will make a big difference...... Read More

Curry’s Bush reopens

The bush is home to thriving stands of Kauri. The public is invited to see the transformation of Curry’s Bush in Wellsford at its reopening on Saturday, April 10, at 10am. Wellsford Lions is hosting the opening ceremony, which will include complimentary...... Read More

Sign improvements on the way for Coast

New signs will be erected in reserves in the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board area – including eight reserves on the Coast. In total the work is expected to cost the local board around $160,273 – with $58,970 of this being spent on signs in...... Read More

New date for sand hearing

The application has been contentious. Protestors recently met at Mangawhai, spelling out SOS – save our sand. A resource consent hearing for Kaipara Limited’s application to extract two million cubic metres of sand offshore from Mangawhai...... Read More

Will Dairy Flat have a say in landfill leachate application?

Waste Management hopes to introduce a new unit at its Dairy Flat landfill to evaporate leachate into the air, and residents hope they will be able to have a say on the proposal. Leachate is a mix of chemicals that seeps through a landfill and its disposal...... Read More

Puhoi to Warkworth motorway paver first in New Zealand

The latest machinery has been employed to lay asphalt for the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway project. These two machines work together on the paving. Innovative machinery, and a new asphalt plant being set up in Silverdale, are being brought in to speed...... Read More

Drone technology unlocks creativity

Drone technology makes images like this possible without a satellite or helicopter. Mark says he is inspired by the ever-changing natural beauty of the coast. Initially it was the practical and fun applications of drones that got people excited,...... Read More

Peninsula rabbits bounce back

Further to our story on rabbits in Gulf Harbour last issue (HM March 17), further information was supplied recently by Auckland Council: Auckland Council’s regional arborists and ecological manager David Stejskal says Council controlled rabbits...... Read More

Whangaparāoa wastewater included in Covid-19 tests

Machines have been out and about on the Hibiscus Coast taking sewage samples and analysing them to see whether the Covid-19 virus is present. The process is part of the Institute of Environmental Science and Research’s (ESR) wastewater testing...... Read More