Costs spiral for AT’s Brightside refurbishment

Costs for making the Auckland Transport-owned property at 1 Brightside Rd habitable are spiralling, with the discovery of “degraded structural items” under the building. The Stanmore Bay site was purchased by the former Rodney District Council...... Read More

Introducing: PortuGrill

Perfecting Mozambique/Portuguese flavours with an added barbeque fusion has been the focus of the menu at Ōrewa’s new takeaway, PortuGrill, which opened in June. “We make all of the sauces and marinades – everything is created in-house,”...... Read More

Changing faces: Bubba Bears

The new owner of Bubba Bears in Stanmore Bay, Leonie Linklater, has 16 years experience in early childhood education and a passion for encouraging creative play. While many things are remaining the same at the childcare centre, including their “awesome”...... Read More

Time extended for Nautilus building repairs

Repairing Orewa’s leaky Nautilus apartment building is now expected to take until the end of the year – a full 12 months longer than originally predicted when work began at the end of 2016. Prendos NZ is project managing the job of repairing...... Read More

Red Beach Jesters fan takes out pie competition

Before it closed two months ago, Jesters Silverdale branch was Brooke Hannah’s happy place. She went there often to chill out and have a hearty sirloin pie with friends after a day’s horse riding. So, when the company ran its first online...... Read More

Roundabout construction could take a year

The long-awaited construction of a new roundabout at the Dairy Flat Highway and Coatesville Riverhead Road intersection began at the end of last month. A petition signed by 1000 people asking Auckland Transport (AT) to lower the speed limit started engagement...... Read More

Community abuses Whangaparaoa oil recycling bin

A free service that collected and recycled used engine oil has been removed from the Hibiscus Coast after it was abused. The bin, designed to collect used engine oil in sealed containers, was operated by the Recovering Oil Saves the Environment (ROSE)...... Read More

Changing Faces - WaterTech Plus

After a successful career in various roles in plumbing and water treatment, Hamish Hoyle is looking to get things pumping again at Wellsford’s WaterTech Plus business, which he recently purchased. Hamish has worked the past four years in the...... Read More

Changing Faces - KGA Accounting Plus

Business owners in Mahurangi who want growth, development and to understand their financials are the sort of clients that KGA Accounting Plus, in Whitaker Road, Warkworth, hopes to attract. Chief executive director Jacqueline Ironside says it is estimated...... Read More

Business waiting for a sign

Having seen roadside signs pointing the way to other local entertainment facilities, such as Snowplanet and Waiwera hot pools, the owners of Auckland Adventure Park in Silverdale felt confident as they applied to Auckland Transport (AT) for a sign of...... Read More