Farmers’ doors open and shut

Silverdale Mall in Millwater Parkway, owned by the James Pascoe Group, opens on March 22. James Pascoe is the parent company of Farmers, Whitcoulls, Pascoes, Stevens and Stewart Dawsons. Farmers, Whitcoulls, Stevens and Specsavers are all deserting...... Read More

Boat club cleans up act with major investment

An investment of more than $200,000 by a local boating club will see a state of the art filtration system built in the hope of improving the water quality of the Weiti River. Weiti Boating Club sits on the banks of the Weiti River in Arkles Bay and...... Read More

Costs of Orewa seawall consent revealed

The cost to Auckland Council as it seeks resource consent to build a seawall on the northern part of Orewa Beach has so far cost ratepayers well over half a million dollars. Figures released to Hibiscus Matters under the Official Information Act show...... Read More

Village hearing ongoing

Independent commissioners adjourned the resource consent hearing into the proposed multi-storey retirement complex at Annalise Place, Orewa to seek more information from the applicant. The plans that went before the commissioners on March 2 show that...... Read More

Yes or no to CCTV

Orewa business owners will be canvassed on a plan to implement CCTV in the town. Police initiated the idea of setting up a network of security cameras in Orewa in August, 2016, saying it would enable them to identify vehicles used by offenders and...... Read More

Proof of ID not easy for seniors

When former ASB customer 95-year-old John Lokes needed to open an account with the ANZ Bank recently he found that, for an older person, changing banks may not be as easy as you think. Banks in New Zealand are required to obtain photo ID from new customers...... Read More

Butchery’s future uncertain

The future of the Mad Butcher outlet in Silverdale is uncertain as its owners seek a sale of the whole group. It is the latest development in what has been a somewhat turbulent history for the local Mad Butcher since it moved from Orewa. The butchery...... Read More

Introducing: Main Street

Carol Sommerville, owner of Main Street fashion store in Orewa, knows what it takes to create an enjoyable shopping experience where customers chat as they try on items, and get useful advice and suggestions from staff. Having worked in the fashion...... Read More

Introducing: Protints

Anyone who has struggled to fit a screen protector onto a mobile phone will understand how difficult it is to get a perfect, smooth result. On a much larger scale, Raymond Rihari, co-owner of Protints, has perfected this task – he first learned...... Read More

More Op Shop options

Francesca’s – Hibiscus Hospice’s charity shop specialising in secondhand designer and high-end clothing, closed last month after trading in Silverdale Village for 11 years. At the same time, hospice closed its other store in Silverdale...... Read More