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Business booming at recycling centre

Difficult to dispose of waste such as polystyrene, batteries, e-waste and old appliances will be accepted at the Whangaparaoa Community Recycling Centre from Thursday, October 26, onwards. The centre has been doing user surveys since the community-based...... Read More

Board grants

The Hibiscus & Bays Local Board received 16 applications for its Quick Response Grants totalling $34,465 in the first call for application for 2017/18. The Board approved grants to 10 groups totaling $17,171. The successful applicants from the Coast...... Read More

First performance from Circle of Friends group

A theatre group made up of 11 young people, mainly teenagers, with a wide range of intellectual abilities launched its first show My! My! Mama Mia! in Silverdale last week. The show, described as “an adventurous adaptation of the original”,...... Read More

Ghouls and ghosts gather at Gulf Harbour Gala

Organisers of the annual Gulf Harbour Primary School gala have come up with a spine-tingling theme this year. The Spooky Gala will be held on Saturday October 28 complete with a haunted house, costume parade, giant lolly scramble and zombie survival...... Read More

Diverse themes covered by Coast painters

Around 135 paintings by members of Hibiscus Coast Artists will be displayed at Coast Plaza from October 22 to 29. The annual exhibition will feature a range of work in oils, acrylics, pastels and water colours. Hibiscus Artists is one of the most...... Read More

Double banger celebration

The Weiti Festival at the Te Herenga Waka o Orewa Marae, in Silverdale, on Saturday November 4, will be a double celebration. The free community event will mark both the official opening of the marae and an Eco Fun Day celebrating environmental initiatives...... Read More

Orewa Beach Festival hotting up

Hibiscus Rodders are revving up for next year’s Beach Festival in Orewa with some early registration bonuses. Anyone who pre-registers their vehicle gets an extra chance to win a six-night trip for two to Los Angeles. “But those purchasing...... Read More

Introducing: Liquor Town

The owner/operator of the new liquor outlet in Moana Avenue, Orewa, Girish Patel, is offering customers much more than a place to buy beer, spirits and wines. His assistant manager, Bastiaan Bussen, is a graduate of the NZ School of Food & Wine in...... Read More

Changing faces: Fairy Godmothers

The flexibility of home-based childcare is one of its advantages, as well as the low ratio of educators to children and its affordability, according to the new owners of Fairy Godmothers, Rodney and North Shore. Anna and Colin Chan have taken over...... Read More

Introducing: Valentino’s Gelato & Café

A new café on the corner of Whangaparaoa Road and Karepiro Drive, Stanmore Bay, is likely to become a popular spot this summer. As if two chefs cooking up a storm in the kitchen weren’t enough, owners Paul and Jan McKearney have included...... Read More