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

Park “ploughed” by contractors

An Auckland Council contractor has been ordered to repair damage done to the reserve at Stanmore Bay, beside the Leisure Centre. Council head of operational management Agnes McCormack says that due to an exceptionally wet end to winter, parks and reserves...... 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

New Orewa chair sets priorities

Getting a decision, one way or the other, on the installation of security cameras in the Orewa Town Centre is a priority for the new chair of Destination Orewa Beach (DOB), Kim Lyons. Despite surveying members last year on a proposal to set-up 18 cameras...... Read More

Orewa hall change mooted

The Hibiscus & Bays Local Board is pressing forward with its plan to see Orewa Community Hall transferred from being run by Auckland Council to being run by a Trust. The process, which includes an expression of interest process, is expected to cost...... Read More

Project makes slow progress

How long does it take to build a basic seating and play area under Auckland Council’s Community Empowerment model? An answer can be found in the project to improve the forecourt of Whangaparaoa Library. Concepts and ideas for this were first...... Read More

Business booming at recycling centre

Difficult to dispose of waste such as polystyrene, batteries, e-waste and old appliances will be accepted at the Whangaparaoa Community Recycling Centre from Thursday, October 26, onwards. The centre has been doing user surveys since the community-based...... Read More

Board grants

The Hibiscus & Bays Local Board received 16 applications for its Quick Response Grants totalling $34,465 in the first call for application for 2017/18. The Board approved grants to 10 groups totaling $17,171. The successful applicants from the Coast...... Read More

Introducing: Liquor Town

The owner/operator of the new liquor outlet in Moana Avenue, Orewa, Girish Patel, is offering customers much more than a place to buy beer, spirits and wines. His assistant manager, Bastiaan Bussen, is a graduate of the NZ School of Food & Wine in...... Read More