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Food waste scheme needs more business buy-in

Eighty banana palms on a farm at Waitoki are flourishing thanks to food scraps collected from commercial premises on the Hibiscus Coast, which would otherwise have gone to landfill. The City to Farm Comporting trial run by Hibiscus Coast Zero Waste has,...... Read More

New device in war against silted waterways

Auckland Council is calling on the latest technology as it focuses on reducing sediment runoff from land development. Last month Council’s Natural Environment Strategy Unit, Sediment Control, principal analyst, Sarah Le Claire, told the Hibiscus...... Read More

Vector does u-turn on power line placement

A Stanmore Bay couple, who were having to adjust their view of the world following a Vector decision to string a 400v line in front of their home, have had a resolution after approaching Hibiscus Matters. Phil and Linda Moore bought their home in Duncansby...... Read More

Hibiscus Community House celebrates 30 years

Office coordinator Judith Pearce sorting out items in the foodbank. Childcare building arrives on the corner of Centreway Road. It was originally the Titirangi Post Office. Today’s Community House in Western Reserve. The original house, opened in...... Read More

Art auctioned for school

Artworks from across the spectrum will be auctioned at the triennial Art Attack exhibition later this month, a major fundraiser for Red Beach School. The range of art will include paintings, prints, landscape photography, ceramics and garden sculptures....... Read More

Name change embodies new school thinking

A proliferation of primary schools in Ōrewa is one of the reasons behind a decision by the Ōrewa North Primary School community to change its name. From Monday October 12 it will be known as the Ōrewa Beach School. Principal Katherine Pascoe says...... Read More

School shares hall vision

A much-needed and long-awaited renovation of the Whangaparāoa School hall (HM March 4) is set to start next month. Built in the 1980s, the current fibro-clad hall was re-roofed two years ago, which highlighted the dilapidated state of the rest of...... Read More

Ag Day promises fun for all

Fundraising will take a back seat at the Dairy Flat School Ag Day on Saturday October 17. PTA chair Elizabeth Cotter says the emphasis this year will be just on “kids having fun”. “With all the disruptions that Covid 19 has brought,...... Read More

Colourful school fun run

Finishing the colour run are, from left, Fletcher Reid, Campbell Shriane, Guillermo Ramon-Morano, Lachlan Taylor, Teague King and Xavier Grant. From left, Harry Lloyd, Daniel Poulter and Bradley Tucker. Riley Malligan. Seb Twyman, left, and Mason Newman. Getting...... Read More

Coast author pays homage to early aviator

Oscar Garden started flying in his 20s and went on to be one of TEAL’s top pilots. One of NZ’s early aviators is the subject of the book A Tale of One Man’s Love of Flying, written by his daughter Dr Annamaria Garden, of Waiwera,...... Read More