Hibiscus News

New Coast school sites revealed

The Ministry of Education has purchased a 5.6ha property in Wainui that is expected to enable a new college or primary school to be built. The Ministry has been looking for a site for a new school to cater for growth in the region for some time, and...... Read More

Subdivision brings another 500-plus homes

Work has begun on a subdivision in Orewa West that is expected to provide around 575 residential lots as well as space for a commercial centre and a proposed Rapid Transit Network station. The 84.5ha rural site is on the western side of the Grand Drive...... Read More

Few changes after safety audit of Orewa crossings

Ever since new pedestrian crossings were put in place in Orewa Town Centre, at the intersections of Moana and Moenui Avenues and Hibiscus Coast Highway, complaints have been voiced by business association Destination Orewa Beach, the Hibiscus & Bays...... Read More

Few changes made to apartment designs

Any hopes that revised plans for an apartment block in Stanmore Bay might see the buildings reduced in height and density, and made more visually appealing, have been dashed with the release of the latest plans last week. Back in April, developer Ozone...... Read More

Island sanctuary project makes progress

A year ago, Hibiscus Matters reported on the proposal for a multi-million dollar building project on Tirtiri Matangi Island. The work includes building a field centre to enable larger numbers of researchers/scientists, volunteers and the general public...... Read More

Orewa tsunami siren pilot delayed by several months

The trial of innovative new tsunami sirens planned for Orewa has been held up, with the system not expected to be installed until March or April next year. In October, Hibiscus Matters revealed that Auckland Emergency Management was to start a local...... Read More

Silverdale fights for return of Village signs

Silverdale Village says it is clearly not the Silverdale Centre, and is petitioning to get Auckland Transport’s new signs changed. A petition with almost 800 signatures will be presented to Auckland Transport in an attempt to get the new road...... Read More

Eddie Law bows out after 100% effort

Eddie Law says he reckons he has ‘done his fair share’ after running his business on the Hibiscus Coast for more than 45 years. One of the best-known businesses on the Hibiscus Coast, Eddie Law 100%, will close its doors for the last time...... Read More

Local children to benefit from $20,000 gift

With mascot Harold are, from left, Life Education Trust Rodney educator Chris Turner, Hugo Charitable Trust’s donations manager Julia Hunter and donations officer Aoibheann Monaghan, and Life Education Trust Rodney chair John Davies. Celebrating...... Read More

Changing faces: Joy Mart

Cooks on the Coast looking for those hard-to-find ingredients for their Asian dishes will welcome the opening of Joy Mart, on the corner of Wainui Road and Silverdale Street, in Silverdale. The store stocks a full range of grocery items, as well as...... Read More