Hibiscus News

Lessons learned at Lachie’s Lego fundraiser event

Stanmore Bay School pupil Lachie Hamilton, aged six, has an expensive hobby – Lego. Recently, his parents, Krystal and Luke, decided to sit down with him and work out a way he could raise enough money for the boxes of Avengers Lego that he desperately...... Read More

Life Education for adults

Helping families to face and tackle the many challenges presented by troubled times is the aim of an evening organised by Life Education Trust Rodney in Ōrewa on Tuesday, April 13. The trust is best known for helping children in schools, using its...... Read More

Feel-good fair brings much-needed funds

A record 20 students of Red Beach School ran their own stalls at the Twilight Fair on Friday, March 19. The stalls featured products they had made themselves and several also ran fun games such as eating dangling doughnuts without using your hands....... Read More

Millwater jeweller targeted in ram raid

Jeweller Geoff Morris was shaken, but not stirred after his Millwater shop The Goldsmith was ram-raided and broken into in the early hours of Tuesday, March 23. Even though the windows and front wall of the Millwater Parkway store were virtually demolished,...... Read More

Coast community gets behind school gala

The support given to Whangaparāoa School Gala has thrilled its organisers, who say they are so grateful to everyone who attended the event. A lot of fundraising hopes were pinned on the gala, on Saturday, March 20, as last year’s event was a...... Read More

Will Dairy Flat have a say in landfill leachate application?

Waste Management hopes to introduce a new unit at its Dairy Flat landfill to evaporate leachate into the air, and residents hope they will be able to have a say on the proposal. Leachate is a mix of chemicals that seeps through a landfill and its disposal...... Read More

Sand brings out community creativity

Ōrewa’s Sandcastle competition attracted 26 entries, with sand sculptors coming from as far away as Tauranga and Wellsford. This is the seventh year that the event has run. It offers top prizes of $500 for the best sculptures made on roped off...... Read More

Puhoi to Warkworth motorway paver first in New Zealand

The latest machinery has been employed to lay asphalt for the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway project. These two machines work together on the paving. Innovative machinery, and a new asphalt plant being set up in Silverdale, are being brought in to speed...... Read More

Drone technology unlocks creativity

Drone technology makes images like this possible without a satellite or helicopter. Mark says he is inspired by the ever-changing natural beauty of the coast. Initially it was the practical and fun applications of drones that got people excited,...... Read More

Zonta thanks women who help people and pets in need

Two local women who have used their talents, empathy and determination to make life more bearable for those in need were honoured by Hibiscus Coast Zonta Club on Monday, March 8 – International Women’s Day and Zonta Rose Day. KidsCan and...... Read More