Environment

Court pushes for cycleways

Private and public developers across Auckland could find themselves being challenged in the courts if they fail to provide walkways/cycleways in their plans in future. This follows an Environment Court decision early last month, which upheld an appeal...... Read More

Puhoi pathway secured

Private and public developers across Auckland could find themselves being challenged in the courts if they fail to provide walkways/cycleways in their plans in future. This follows an Environment Court decision early last month, which upheld an appeal...... Read More

Structure plan underway

Initial consultation on a structure plan for the Silverdale west and Dairy Flat business area will be released for landowner and public feedback in December. The plan is the first step towards making the area ready for development in the period from...... Read More

Business organisation mooted

Future Whangaparaoa recently launched a website to provide access to information on local services, facilities, business and events. It is also promoting Whangaparaoa as a destination. It is hoped that the website could help kick start the formation...... Read More

Stanmore senior students show creative skills

Hot glue guns were popular as Stanmore Bay School’s senior students put together creations for their biannual Wearable Arts competition. They were asked to design a headpiece inspired by an environmental issue, historical event, or culture. Students...... Read More

Recycling visit an eye opener

A trip to the Zero Waste Zone at the Waitakere Refuse and Recycling centre was inspiring and informative for Coast Kindy children and their parents. Twenty-six adults and 31 children went on the trip, on September 26. Coast Kindy assistant supervisor...... Read More

Bag project aims to inspire Coast children

Sewing bees around the Hibiscus Coast have seen the pile of Boomerang Bags grow. The initiative, which began in Australia, was taken up locally by Stephanie Baird of Silverdale (HM July 5). Members of the community provide fabric and sew reusable...... Read More

Developer unblocks stream after sustained protest

A plan to divert a marshy stream to create a wetland, which received resource consent from Auckland Council, has been undone by persistent protest from local environmental groups. The stream, which flows into Karepiro Bay, was blocked with a substantial...... Read More

Auckland’s slip repair bill in the millions

Auckland ratepayers are facing a bill of up to $10 million to repair landslides caused by heavy rain in the region. The scale of the problem has seen Auckland Council employ a programme manager specifically to deal with landslides, Michael Cairns,...... Read More

Fairway Bay aims to improve rifle range

In an innovative solution to a problem, Fairway Bay developers Top Harbour has reached an agreement in principle with the NZ Defence Force to reconstruct a rifle range at the Army Bay training base. Fairway Bay is expected to generate approximately...... Read More