Hibiscus News

Crate Day liquor ban on again

This summer, the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board will repeat and extend the widespread alcohol ban that was used to prevent a Crate Day event being held on the Hibiscus Coast last year. Crate Day gatherings, largely organised via social media, where people...... Read More

RSA rescue plan in place

RSA president Rod Klarwill says he has a good team on board to see the project through to completion. He is standing in front of an artist’s impression of the new building. To view a flythrough of the proposed building go to: youtube/aH9pXW1OxLE An...... Read More

Cautious response to proposed private Penlink bid

While local politicians on both sides of the political divide are cautiously supporting the idea of fast-tracking Penlink with an overseas investor, they agree it is too early to pop the champagne corks. The NZ Transport Agency has confirmed it has...... Read More

No slam dunk for Council on Orewa court

Hellen Wilkins is frustrated that a simple request for minor maintenance on the Orewa basketball court has turned into one agenda item after another. It sounded like a simple request – Destination Orewa Beach (DOB) asked Auckland Council to...... Read More

Graduate puts six decades between cap and gown

Proving learning is a lifelong journey, Pauline Wetton, of Orewa, received a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts, majoring in politics, at the University of Auckland’s Spring Graduation, nearly 60 years after completing her Bachelor’s degree. At...... Read More

Much-loved parrot returned

A much-loved African grey parrot called Rachel has been reunited with her distraught owners. Gina Zhou and Rodger Harman, of Gulf Harbour, were broken-hearted over Rachel’s disappearance last month and offered a $1000 reward for her return. “The...... Read More

Fix it for free invitation

Saints Cycles manager Leo Dottridge believes in keeping bikes on the road for as long as possible. He will be one of a number of people who will share their skills at the Repair Café. Broken electrical items, bikes and wooden furniture are...... Read More

Catwalk guaranteed repeat performance

The success of this year’s Hospice Catwalk Arts, held at the Orewa Arts & Events Centre on October 6, has ensured it will be back next year. Marketing coordinator Bex Argar says although the amount raised of $10,000 wasn’t as good as hoped...... Read More

Coast couple share their rocky Parkinson’s journey

An eight-year journey that started in 2010, when Red Beach retirement home resident Peter McLeod was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, is the subject of a free online book published last month. Peter’s story, written by his wife Beverley,...... Read More

Friendship club milestone

The Whangaparaoa Ladies’ Friendship Club celebrated its 25th anniversary with a sumptuous morning tea and cake cutting ceremony. Five members who joined in the club in its first year – Ina Daly, Doris Briant, Mavis Nicolson, Tina Visser...... Read More