Hibiscus News

Free and easy activities

Play and sports equipment is being made freely available in Western Reserve, Ōrewa twice a week for the rest of summer, as part of a new programme from Kelly Sports. Funding has been provided by Harbour Sport for the initiative, which aims to increase...... Read More

Plea to close off steps falls on deaf ears

An Army Bay resident is fuming after repeated attempts to contact Auckland Council about a dangerous clifftop hazard failed to result in any action. The Pacific Parade householder phoned and emailed Council repeatedly after vandals removed a metal...... Read More

Coast club denied slice of America’s Cup pie

A sports club has been left out in the cold, after Auckland Council frustrated its attempts to get a special alcohol licence that would allow it to open its doors to the public to view America’s Cup races on its big screen. The club, which does...... Read More

Sky Tower jump ‘no biggie’ for 90-year-old

Vince Harris’s relatively quiet life in the Peninsula Club in Whangaparāoa is fitting for a 90-year-old, but every now and then he likes to get the adrenalin pumping. His most recent daredevil activity was the 192m SkyJump off Auckland’s...... Read More

Long walk to raise funds

A full 12 hours of walking lies ahead for Loren O’Sullivan, who is raising funds for a charity she has been involved with for almost a decade. Alongside her for part of the 40km walk will be her parents, Marita and Martin O’Sullivan, of...... Read More

Main entrance to Milldale ready to open

The 4000-home Milldale development reaches a major milestone this month with its main entrance from Pine Valley Road, over a new bridge crossing the Weiti Stream, due to be finished and open in the next few weeks. A new exit slipway off State Highway...... Read More

Development progress on the Coast

Thirty-four homes are planned for the former bus depot at 188 Centreway Road, Ōrewa. Project manager Nigel Williams says that the concept for the 0.5ha site involves a combination of apartments, shops and villas. He says resource consent has been granted...... Read More

Plantings aim to stem tide of tree felling

An ambitious plan to increase the number of trees on local publicly owned land has begun. At its final meeting last year, the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board adopted the Council’s Urban Ngahere Action Plan, which aims to increase tree cover on public...... Read More

Hot rods shine in Ōrewa festival

Admiring the cars, and rock ’n’ roll dancing are highlights for spectators. Photos, Kerry Bree. Many hot rods sport quirky humour. Hot Rods and classic cars have distinct character, unlike any modern vehicle. This year’s Rodders Beach...... Read More

Dangerous walk for highway residents

A lack of footpaths or cycleways along sections of Hibiscus Coast Highway has been brought to the attention of Auckland Transport (AT) for years, but so far nothing has been done. The issue is of particular concern to residents of 24 houses on the...... Read More