Police attempt to crush Crate Day

Local police have come up with a new scheme to take on the might of social media, attempting to quash an event that is largely organised online. Crate Day gatherings, where people get together in a public place to drink alcohol on the “first...... Read More

Men’s Shed no longer homeless

After two years of investigation and negotiation, the first Men’s Shed on the Hibiscus Coast will open this week. The organisation has signed a lease with Auckland Transport over the empty row of shops, below the dairy, in Brightside Road, Stanmore...... Read More

Postie delivers first aid assistance

When Toni Webster’s husband Robin had a bad accident at their Army Bay home last week, while Toni was at work, things could have been a lot worse had it not been for the quick intervention of their postie. Robin was doing DIY, when a grinder...... Read More

Seniors set priorities

Better public transport services and accessible options for senior citizens, quality mixed housing options and urban design, and an emphasis on culturally diverse programmes for seniors will be among the priorities for Auckland Council’s Seniors...... Read More

Siren network considered

The Hibiscus & Bays Local Board will be asked to provide “in principle support” for the development of an enhanced and expanded regional tsunami siren network at its meeting this week, on October 18. The details of what this network could...... Read More

First performance from Circle of Friends group

A theatre group made up of 11 young people, mainly teenagers, with a wide range of intellectual abilities launched its first show My! My! Mama Mia! in Silverdale last week. The show, described as “an adventurous adaptation of the original”,...... Read More

Fundraiser spreads to Africa

What started as a fundraiser for the St Stephens Anglican Church building project in Whangaparaoa has evolved into a campaign to help evangelists in Tanzania. For the past five years, Helen Hardcastle, wife of the vicar of St Stephens, has been making...... Read More

Keeping good company for a healthy old age

When looking for advice on how to stay fit and healthy, there is perhaps no better place to start than with someone who, aged 91, is still enjoying a healthy, active life. Meryl Wilson, nee Drinnan, has lived at Maygrove Village for the past 14 years. She...... Read More

Never too young for yoga

The benefits of yoga are well known, but the majority of practitioners are adults. However, one yoga teacher has chosen to specifically cater for children and teenagers. Caroline Collins’ two daughters, now aged 7 and 9, have been doing yoga...... Read More

Authors share stories for Hospice

Eight well-known NZ authors will share their stories at a fundraising event for Hibiscus Hospice on Sunday, October 29. The afternoon will include book readings, door prizes, a book sale and signings. Among the authors attending will be Professor Rod...... Read More