Hibiscus News

Centenary celebrations for Mary

Anzac Day was an extra special occasion for Stanmore Bay resident Mary Davies this year, as she celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends. Surrounded by dozens of cards, flowers and a large square cake, the still quite sprightly centenarian...... Read More

Lessons from our mothers

Women can feel they are “turning into their mothers” as they get older – and recognise certain inherited traits, especially when they become parents themselves. Hibiscus Matters asked some local mothers what they learned about mothering...... Read More

Introducing: Dils Funeral Services

Long-established North Shore funeral business Dils Funeral Services has moved to the Coast, opening up a new chapel and reception lounge in Waiora Road, Stanmore Bay. The former Presbyterian church has been completely renovated throughout and transformed...... Read More

Police gunning for gangs

Local police are targeting gangs as part of a national operation that is currently underway. Operation Tauwhiro focuses on the disruption and prevention of firearms-related violence by gangs and organised crime groups. Waitemata North area commander,...... Read More

Introducing: Career Logic

With a constantly changing career market, not to mention the impact of Covid-19, Bronwyn Wilde’s timing in launching her professional career coaching business, Career Logic, could not be better. “When people arrive at an intersection in...... Read More

Time not up for Ōrewa clock

Ōrewa’s town clock was in a prominent position on Hibiscus Coast Highway, opposite the campground, and a number of locals noticed when it disappeared around eight months ago. A lot has happened since the clock was vandalised and taken down by...... Read More

Free weapons for war on weeds

Weapons in the fight against weeds are being made available for free community use at a new Pest Free Backyard Tool Library, which opens this weekend. The library, operated jointly by Restore Hibiscus & Bays and Pest Free Hibiscus Coast, has its first...... Read More

Musical and magical brunch for breast cancer

Music, magic and a massive amount of yummy food will be on the menu at the Ōrewa Community Centre on Saturday, May 15, for a Pink Ribbon brunch event between 10am and 1pm. The Breast Cancer Foundation fundraiser will feature a selection of hot and...... Read More

Councillor questions poll results

Auckland Councillor John Watson disagrees with Mayor Phil Goff’s view that the recent Council-commissioned Colmar Brunton poll shows public endorsement for its 10-year budget proposals. The Mayor’s views are stated in Viewpoint.  Cr...... Read More

Winning mum

Congratulations to Molly Mennie of Hatfields Beach (pictured) who won a gift basket full of goodies from Silverdale Mall in Hibiscus Matters’ Mother’s Day competition. To enter the draw, people had to nominate a mum in their life and tell...... Read More