Hibiscus News

Commuters seek answers as traffic gridlocks

Traffic has been getting worse and is reduced to a crawl along Vipond and Whangaparaoa Roads and Hibiscus Coast Highway to the motorway in the morning peak. The problem has been getting worse over the last couple of weeks but as yet it is unclear what...... Read More

Family finds missing police feline

The family who found Snickers, from left Katrina, Jessica and Georgia Williams, with Whangaparaoa Police watchhouse officer Charlotte Jones. Almost three weeks after he went missing, and after an extensive search by off duty police and the community,...... Read More

Coast filmmaker honouring women’s World War II ser

The first documentary to come from interviews conducted with war veterans by filmmaker David Blyth of Manly is ready for release. David interviewed 50 veterans for his Memories of Service project, including a large number from the Hibiscus Coast. The...... Read More

Marae opening has sustainable living theme

Hundreds of people attended the free Eco Fun Day that marked the official opening of Te Herenga Waka o Orewa community marae in Silverdale. The event, on Saturday, November 4, included hangi and other food along with flax weaving demonstrations, a...... Read More

Orewa Seawall work seeks funding

Earlier this month, Hibiscus & Bays Local Board had an opportunity to put its case to the governing body for its top priority project – protecting Orewa Beach from the effects of further erosion. The local board wants to ensure that erosion protection...... Read More

Retirement complex proposal goes to hearing

Independent commissioners will consider the evidence relating to a retirement village proposed for north Orewa. The hearing, before Janine Bell, Trevor Mackie and Michael Parsonson, will be held in Orewa, starting on November 30. Developer Coastal...... Read More

Help us spread Christmas joy on the Hibiscus Coast

Christmas is a time of giving and local families in need will be the beneficiaries of this year’s Christmas Giving project by Hibiscus Matters in association with the Hibiscus Coast Community House foodbank and Love Soup Hibiscus Coast. We are...... Read More

New police commander taking charge in Orewa

Taking charge of Rodney’s policeforce is a role that Inspector Bruce O’Brien says he is especially invested in, having lived in the area since childhood. On October 30 Inspector O’Brien took over the role of Rodney Area Commander,...... Read More

Hibiscus Rebus turns 35

The Rebus Club of Hibiscus Coast (formerly Probus Club of Hibiscus Coast) celebrated its 35th year with lunch on October 19 at the Hibiscus Coast Bridge Club in Manly. Eleven former presidents of the club attended the lunch, as well as current president...... Read More

Bold bras support cancer charity

One wall of the Curves Orewa gym features 17 decorative and quirky bras, all made by members in an effort to raise funds for the cancer charity Look Good Feel Better. Curves co-owner Sri Lockyer says the gym has several breast cancer survivors and women...... Read More