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Family finds missing police feline

The family who found Snickers, from left Katrina, Jessica and Georgia Williams, with Whangaparaoa Police watchhouse officer Charlotte Jones. Almost three weeks after he went missing, and after an extensive search by off duty police and the community,...... Read More

Coast filmmaker honouring women’s World War II ser

The first documentary to come from interviews conducted with war veterans by filmmaker David Blyth of Manly is ready for release. David interviewed 50 veterans for his Memories of Service project, including a large number from the Hibiscus Coast. The...... Read More

Help us spread Christmas joy on the Hibiscus Coast

Christmas is a time of giving and local families in need will be the beneficiaries of this year’s Christmas Giving project by Hibiscus Matters in association with the Hibiscus Coast Community House foodbank and Love Soup Hibiscus Coast. We are...... Read More

Bold bras support cancer charity

One wall of the Curves Orewa gym features 17 decorative and quirky bras, all made by members in an effort to raise funds for the cancer charity Look Good Feel Better. Curves co-owner Sri Lockyer says the gym has several breast cancer survivors and women...... Read More

Santa parade is coming to town

Keeping children occupied as they excitedly await the start of the Orewa New World Santa Parade can be tough for caregivers. This year, organisers Destination Orewa Beach has introduced the Children’s Fun Circus Zone, which will be on Moana Reserve...... Read More

School’s ‘can do’ attitude

With The Salvation Army foodbanks around the country already running low on stock and higher demand for its services, a campaign being run in partnership with Wattie’s is helping restock the shelves in the lead up to Christmas. It is the second...... Read More

New course coming to Stanmore Bay beach

A new programme for pre-schoolers, aged 2–4, which is held on a beach, is coming to the Hibiscus Coast this summer. Founded in 2010 the programme has run for seven years on Mt Maunganui and Papamoa beaches, where director and owner Ange Johnston...... Read More

Water focused website

Real time information about 84 of Auckland’s beaches is now available via Auckland Council’s new website. These include most Hibiscus Coast beaches, from Wenderholm, Waiwera, Hatfields and Orewa down Whangaparaoa Peninsula to Army Bay. As...... Read More

Hospice begins pet project

Twiddlepets have benefits both for the volunteers who create them and the recipients. The woolly creations are knitted sleeves or lap blankets featuring a soft toy with lots of small ‘twiddly bits’ sewn on to keep fingers busy. Twiddlepets...... Read More

Ghouls and ghosts gathered at Gulf Harbour Gala

The Halloween theme added a lot of atmosphere to Gulf Harbour’s Gala, held on Saturday, October 28. Many teachers, staff, students and visitors to the gala dressed in suitably spooky costumes and even the baking at the cake stall was decorated...... Read More