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New pest free champion

Birdlife on the Hibiscus Coast has a new champion, with the recent appointment of Jenny Hanwell as coordinator for the Pest Free Hibiscus Coast project. A love of the outdoors and experience working on community-led conservation projects made Jenny...... Read More

Small sites struggle with effective sediment control

The problem of sedimentation of our waterways is growing and an Auckland Council report shows that it is not only made worse by large-scale development and construction. Recently it was revealed that the vast majority of small residential building sites...... Read More

Children find fun at recycling centre

A group of 17 children from Browns Bay Preschool were the first to take part in a tour of the Whangaparaoa Community Recycling Centre specifically designed for their age group. The tour, on July 17, included hands-on activities such as sorting recyclable...... Read More

Changing faces: Bubba Bears

The new owner of Bubba Bears in Stanmore Bay, Leonie Linklater, has 16 years experience in early childhood education and a passion for encouraging creative play. While many things are remaining the same at the childcare centre, including their “awesome”...... Read More

Time extended for Nautilus building repairs

Repairing Orewa’s leaky Nautilus apartment building is now expected to take until the end of the year – a full 12 months longer than originally predicted when work began at the end of 2016. Prendos NZ is project managing the job of repairing...... Read More

Red Beach Jesters fan takes out pie competition

Before it closed two months ago, Jesters Silverdale branch was Brooke Hannah’s happy place. She went there often to chill out and have a hearty sirloin pie with friends after a day’s horse riding. So, when the company ran its first online...... Read More

Weapon amnesty on Hibiscus Coast

The Police buy back and amnesty for guns that are newly prohibited is coming to town, with two opportunities to hand over weapons in Orewa. The local events, on August 11 and 12, and September 22 and 23, are among 258 opportunities to hand in firearms...... Read More

Safety checkpoint greets start of term

Police cars and fluorescent vest-clad officials added to the bustle of drop-off time at Ōrewa Primary School on Wednesday July 24, when the Police’s back to school safety campaign came to visit. The campaign saw Police, working with Auckland...... Read More

Roundabout construction could take a year

The long-awaited construction of a new roundabout at the Dairy Flat Highway and Coatesville Riverhead Road intersection began at the end of last month. A petition signed by 1000 people asking Auckland Transport (AT) to lower the speed limit started engagement...... Read More

Community abuses Whangaparaoa oil recycling bin

A free service that collected and recycled used engine oil has been removed from the Hibiscus Coast after it was abused. The bin, designed to collect used engine oil in sealed containers, was operated by the Recovering Oil Saves the Environment (ROSE)...... Read More