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Big spend on Eave’s Bush track work by Council

Protection of kauri in Eave’s Bush has a price tag of almost $400,000. The bush reserve, in Orewa, contains around 1000 kauri, including more than 400 within 10m of the track network and so far the trees are free of kauri dieback disease. In June,...... Read More

Beach cleanup furthers brand audit project

World Cleanup Day, September 21, found Sara Kulins of Puhoi fossiking around the rocks and shoreline of Orewa Beach collecting rubbish. The scientist and marine educator is part of the Brand Audit 2019 initiative – a citizen science project where...... Read More

Family challenges college enrolment decision

A local family is challenging an enrolment decision made by Orewa College and the issue has been taken all the way to the Ministry of Education. The college has rejected the enrolment application of the three Naidu children, who currently live out of...... Read More

Jeweller honoured by Royal Yacht Squadron commission

Crafting a thumb-sized America’s Cup souvenir pin has been a labour of love for Arkles Bay jeweller, boatie and member of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Greg Holland. Greg has also been making pins for recipients of the Sir Peter Blake...... Read More

Depot developer seeks consent

A development in Orewa called The Depot marks a return to the industry by North Shore businessman Nigel Williams, who is consultant and project manager for the build. The Depot, at 188 Centreway Road, is being developed by Orewa Property Investments...... Read More

Changing faces: Paper Plus Orewa

The new owner of Paper Plus Ōrewa, Kevin Francis, is a former British Army officer, whose passion for travel and adventure has taken him all over the world. Kevin first came to NZ to take British troops on mountaineering trips, which included climbing...... Read More

Changing Places - RE/MAX Realty Group Warkworth

RE/MAX Warkworth has moved its office to the old BNZ Bank building in Neville Street, and directors Ben and Nola Kloppers have been worked hard to make the location as warm and friendly as possible. The couple plans to install a small terrace outside...... Read More

Introducing: BlueFit

A flexible, futuristic gym experience is coming soon to BlueFit, a new fitness centre on Centreway Rd in Ōrewa. Owner Steve Papps has big plans for the space, which will be renovated during the first two months of next year. “It will be the world’s...... Read More

Introducing - The Planning Collective

A passion for planning combined with the pace of local development has led to Warkworth-based planner Burnette O’Connor establishing her own planning practice once again, with the launch of The Planning Collective. Burnette ran O’Connor...... Read More

Big grants from local board

One of the final tasks of the outgoing Hibiscus & Bays Local Board members at their last meeting, on September 18, was the allocation of grants. The largest grants, of $10,000 each, went to the Weiti Boating Club, Centrestage Theatre, the Metro Park...... Read More