Orewa Kiwibank plans split from NZ Post

A proposed split between Orewa Kiwibank and NZ Post could have an impact on local PostShop services. Staff were informed of the proposal at a meeting on July 11. Kiwibank was launched in 2002, setting up within PostShops nationwide, but increasingly...... Read More

Further investigation in marine reserve pollution

A presentation by environmental watchdog, The Long Bay Great Park Society, to Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee on July 10 included scientific reports and expert testimony showing that the Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve is...... Read More

Roadworks hurt business

Despite Auckland Transport working with One Warkworth Business Association to stage the project and keep the road open at all times, most traders have still suffered. AGA Turkish Cuisine shut up shop while works took place at the lower end of Neville...... Read More

Report released on Dynamic Lane operation

The latest reports produced by Auckland Transport on its Dynamic Lane trial on Whangaparaoa Rd show that the extra lane is reducing queues and travel times, although there is still congestion when cars turn left onto the highway. Auckland Transport...... Read More

College zoning decision

A total of 371 submissions have been received by Orewa College regarding its proposed zone change, which will exclude the Red Beach and Waitoki areas. This number includes people who attended drop-in sessions at the college, and multiple submissions...... Read More

Marina lessee reassures berth holders ahead of pot

The leaseholder of the Gulf Harbour marina has written directly to the berth holders, reassuring them that their rights will remain unchanged should the company take full ownership of the marina. Auckland Council CCO Panuku Development proposes to...... Read More

RSA build plans move forward

The Hibiscus Coast Community RSA is drawing up plans for new clubrooms, which it proposes to build on the upper car park at its site in Vipond Road, Whangaparaoa. Architect Ray Miller has provided some possible layouts, which include cantilevering...... Read More

Highway concerns raised

Auckland Transport (AT) received a total of 253 submissions about safety issues on Dairy Flat Highway. The organisation is looking at ways to improve safety on the highway, particularly at the intersection with the Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, which...... Read More

Retirement village pitfalls discussed

The Hibiscus Coast is a popular place to retire and retirement villages flourish here. The numbers living in villages in New Zealand are expected to rise substantially – currently 12.6 percent of people over the age of 75 live in villages and...... Read More

Doggie retirement village sets up in Dairy Flat

A retirement village for dogs is being set up in Dairy Flat, as part of an existing business. Pixies Doggy Hotel is creating the retirement option for old dogs because of demand, but also to provide alternative accommodation for some of the 10 dogs...... Read More