Hibiscus News

Press Release: Speed cameras installation

A new safe speed camera will start operating next week on East Coast Road in Redvale in an effort to lower speeds and reduce deaths and injuries on our roads. “Road crashes have devastating impacts on families and communities,” says Superintendent...... Read More

Press Release: Dynamic lane update

Trial proper starts for PM peak on 24 January   The installation of dynamic lane controls on Whangaparaoa Rd on the Hibiscus Coast will be completed before the holidays but the road will continue to operate with a traffic lane in each direction...... Read More

Whangaparaoa town centre plan released

Guidelines for the future development of Whangaparaoa’s town centre are to be discussed with the community early next year, after the release of the draft Whangaparaoa Centre Plan. The plan covers the area along Whangaparaoa Road from New World...... Read More

Early opening at park and ride

A total of 481 car parking spaces at the Silverdale Park and Ride will open this month. Work on expanding the facility has been underway since February. An Auckland Transport spokesperson says that two sections will open around mid-December. Auckland...... Read More

Splashing out at Stanmore Bay

Auckland Council’s water playgound, by the Leisure Centre at Stanmore Bay, opens to the public next week and is expected to be a popular spot to play and cool off. Kyra designed a rash shirt for the splash pad and her classmates will be first to...... Read More

Consent declined for Orewa seawall

Auckland Council’s proposal to build a seawall on the northern part of Orewa Beach has failed to obtain resource consent. It is the second time this has happened – the former Rodney District Council’s option for the same stretch of...... Read More

Local board braces for freedom camping influx

As summer holidays approach, the problems caused by large numbers of freedom campers are concerning residents and the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board. The issues include a reduction in the number of car parks available at popular seaside spots, people...... Read More

Multi-million dollar plans for Tiritiri Matangi

Three building projects, together estimated to cost around $4.5m, are proposed for Tiritiri Matangi Island sanctuary. The biggest is the construction of a 33-bed field centre, which will provide for researchers/scientists, volunteers and the general...... Read More

Floods force building relocation in Shakespear

A major flood back in April has resulted in plans to relocate the ranger’s office, workshop and native plant nursery at Shakespear Regional Park. The buildings in Te Haruhi Bay, adjacent to the car park, were inundated in the flood. The same...... Read More

Quick action saves kittens from drowning

Brave action by a 2 Degrees salesperson saw seven kittens rescued from certain death. The salesperson was going door to door in Whangaparaoa when she discovered a man in the process of drowning a litter of kittens. Four were already dead, but the...... Read More