Hibiscus News

Weed controllers needed for Rāroa reserve

Weed control has become critical at Raroa – the 1ha DOC reserve in Stanmore Bay. The land is tucked behind private homes and adjacent to  Whangaparāoa Playcentre and the Guide Den in Stanmore Bay Road. It was formerly the grounds of the original ...... Read More

Introducing: The Planning Collective

Navigating the complexities of the Resource Management Act just got a lot easier for residents on the Hibiscus Coast who might be planning to build a house, set-up a home office or subdivide. Planning consultants, The Planning Collective, has opened...... Read More

Merging: Denham Bramwell incorporating Vlatkovich & McGowan

One of the Coast’s most well-established legal practices, Vlatkovich & McGowan, has joined forces with Silverdale and Manukau lawyers Denham Bramwell. As a result, Denham Bramwell’s Hibiscus Coast Highway office has closed and the merged practice...... Read More

Introducing: The Cellar by Kiwi Liquor

Lovers of the finer things in life now have the perfect spot to indulge themselves when they fancy a bottle or more of something special, with the opening of The Cellar by Kiwi Liquor in Silverdale. Located just off Hibiscus Coast Highway in the lane...... Read More

Choosing executor a key decision

While the importance of having an up-to-date will is commonly understood, not everyone understands how vital it is to have the right executor. Professionals who work in this area see many instances where not understanding the role of an executor has...... Read More

Pass on your knowledge before passing on

Let’s face it, none of us are getting out of here alive, so live your life to its fullest. However, one of the most important things that you can do in preparation for your inevitable departure is to let your family and friends know your wishes...... Read More

Midwinter Christmas feeds people in need

A Midwinter Christmas dinner, held in Millwater last month, raised more than $1600 for local food charities (HM May 19). The event replaced the Swimarathon fundraiser, which its organisers, Rotary, say received few entrants this year. Two members of...... Read More

Kids’ market earns big tick

A recent market where all the stalls were run by children (HM June 16) was so successful that another one is in the pipeline. A total of 22 stalls filled Stanmore Bay Hall to the brim on Saturday, June 26. The market’s environmentally friendly...... Read More

Quilters spreading the warmth

Love, warmth and comfort is something every hospice patient needs, and that is exactly what goes into each of the 200 quilts made for Harbour Hospice every year by the Caring Quilters group. The group of eight volunteers meets regularly to stitch and...... Read More

Amateur artists put on show

An exhibition of paintings by a group of amateur artists will be on show at the Whangaparāoa Library from July 26 to August 8. The Friday Art Group meets weekly at the Ōrewa Community Church. Coodinator Alan Smith, a retired school principal, says...... Read More