Community News

24 Jun

The Baby Whisperer shares her advice on toddlers: part two

Recently, Dorothy Waide - The Baby Whisperer - gave us her take on toddlers during the day. In this follow up, Dorothy dives deeper into what’s happening with your toddler once the sun sets.

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21 Jun

Hobsonville Larder

Hobsonville Larder has been established since Oct 2018. Those years cafes were minimal in the Hobsonville area. When HL opened its doors we were greeted by lots of happy business people as it soon became a great place for meetings and even getting the family in for a quick lunch.

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18 Jun

The answer to clean and safe water

Water tank owners are now able to clean their tank and keep the water too, thanks to an innovative new service.

Safe H20 Auckland chief executive Hamish Grey has brought his country-first water tank cleaning technology to cover the Kumeu district, as well as greater Auckland...

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14 Jun

Koru Care fundraising high tea

A high tea on June 27, 2pm at Laingholm Primary School (54 Victory Road, Laingholm) along with silent auctions and raffles will help Koru Care raise vital funds for seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged children throughout New Zealand...

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11 Jun

Guiding has started at Hobsonville Point

Camping, adventure activities, conservation, technology, crafts, community action, advocacy – GirlGuiding is New Zealand’s largest girl-only organisation, offering girls and young women opportunities to reach their potential and make a difference in the world...

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7 Jun

Hobsonville Laundromat

The Hobsonville Laundromat has now opened at 120A Hobsonville Road.  Our laundromat has been set up to serve all nearby communities. For high density suburbs like Hobsonville Point where residents may not have perfect clothes line facilities or limited spaces for washers and dryers, a laundromat plays an important role...

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4 Jun

Hobsonville Point newcomers evening

Come and join in a fun, social evening, focused on connecting and informing new residents in the area. This is a free event, open to all residents who have moved in to Hobsonville Point since January 2020.  Adults only (18+).  Refreshments and nibbles provided...

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1 Jun

Big Hearts meet Big Pizza

We’re your local Kiwi-Italian gastropub. We’re less about servicing the traditions of the old country and more about bringing it inline with contemporary kiwi culture. We’re being bold and doing it our way, carving our own path that’s fresh and inviting across 3 Auckland locations. If you’re up for a good time, Goode Brothers it is...

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31 May

Elite Professional Cleaning

Elite Professional Cleaning services are the perfect team for all your residential, commercial and construction cleaning needs to the highest quality standards.  Our team has great testimonials and are police-checked for clients’ peace of mind...

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28 May

Engine Bay Plant Nursery wins Environment Award

Engine Bay Native Plant Nursery has been around for 10 years and it still operates out of a shed with very limited facilities.  Yet, this does not deter the regular volunteers from turning up weekly all year round in all conditions, rain or shine...

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24 May

The Baby Whisperer – advice on toddlers: part one

New Shoots works closely with Dorothy, hosting workshops throughout the year where our parents can learn about her holistic approach to raising young children...

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21 May

Renate joins Hobsonville Optometrists

Introducing Renate Botha, our new full-time Optometrist.

Renate has worked with us for the past 4 years part-time and is now an Honours graduate in Optometry.

We are proud and delighted to have this professional and charming young lady on board.

To book an eye exam with Renate, Please ring 09 416 3937.

Hobsonville Optometrists, 413A Hobsonville Road, Hobsonville.

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17 May

Chocolate Ashwaganda Energy Balls

These delicious Chocolate Ashwaganda Energy Balls are filled with warming Chai spices, dark chocolate chips and yummy nut butter which make for a tasty energy snack or after dinner treat...

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13 May

Why do roofs leak?

As winter draws near, it’s an ideal time to get your roof checked for any issues. A small leak can do a large amount of damage to a building. Roof sheets that lift off your roof can compromise it very quickly. This lets water into the roof, which will cause leaking and potentially major repairs. Rusting roof sheets are also a common cause of leaks...

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10 May


With winter just around the corner, an outdoor pet photography session may not exactly sound appealing (although winter sunsets are stunning!). With this in mind, it is the perfect time to consider studio photographs. I have recently set up an indoor photo studio specialising in the photographing of dogs both by themselves and with their families (if you want to hop in front of my camera too)...

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7 May

It’s a bird’s life in Hobsonville

In an exciting new initiative, a group of 20 community volunteers at Hobsonville have started a bird monitoring programme to measure the prevalence and types of native birds and then track changes over time...

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4 May

Scott Point School - first cricket day

The newly enrolled Year 7 and 8 learners from Scott Point School were lucky to take part in the North West Schools cricket tournament on Thursday the 18th March. For the two weeks prior to going, all of the students were practising and imagining glory at the tournament.  All together there were 17 competitors from Scott Point School, 8 boys and 9 girls. This was their first tournament and they all felt privileged as they were the first students ever to represent Scott Point School in any sporting competition...

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1 May

The Coffee Club Hobson Centre, Hobsonville

This year, The Coffee Club Hobson Centre at 124 Hobsonville Road, Hobsonville celebrates its 5-year anniversary since it opened its doors to the public...

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29 Apr

Countdown doubles Growing for Good grants

Countdown is hoping to encourage Kiwi kids to start the new school year with an environmental project at their school or early childhood centre, with its Growing for Good grant funding doubled to $50,000 for the 2021 round...

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26 Apr

New Hobsonville village named in honour of Sir Keith Park

Ryman Healthcare recently named its new Hobsonville retirement village in honour of one of New Zealand’s finest military leaders and strategists, Sir Keith Park (GCB, KBE, MC & Bar, DFC, Croix de Guerre, MA (hon.)).

Ryman Healthcare Chief Executive Gordon MacLeod said it was an honour to name the village after Sir Keith.

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22 Apr

The Doctors Massey Medical

Born in Malaysia, Janice is Malaysian Chinese, and can write and speak fluently in Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay and of course English.  She is comfortable to consult in Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay or English. 

Janice came to New Zealand to pursue her medical degree and graduated from the University of Auckland in 2012...

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19 Apr

Salty River Farm

You might have met Daryn, Louise and their boys at Catalina Bay Farmers Market. They are Salty River Farm - small scale market gardeners one hour north of Auckland near the Kaipara Harbour.

They grow lettuces, herbs, zucchini, scallopini, pumpkin, rocket, spinach, coloured silverbeet, kale, beetroot, baby carrots, tomatoes, pak choi … the list goes on.

“We grow from seed and love watching the journey through to harvest. We enjoy being immersed in the seasons and take pride in selling our farm fresh, naturally grown produce.”

Some crops are grown in the no-dig method and others are grown in the fertile soil of their paddocks on the river side. They grow lettuces and herbs hydroponically, plants receive nutrients via water-based, mineral-rich solutions through an elevated bed.

During lockdown, they set up an online shop and delivery service. Daryn delivers the orders himself, driving the produce straight from the farm to their customers. “It has been a hard year, but our online shop enabled us to survive the lockdowns. It helped us keep in touch with our Hobsonville customers and is now an important part of our little business.” Shop: Salty River Farm at Catalina Bay Farmers Market Sat & Sun 8.30am-2pm.

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15 Apr


“I’ve got too many photos of my dog”…said no one ever. It’s time to create some everlasting keepsakes of the four-legged family members that we hold so dear. If there is anything that the recent lockdowns and Covid scares have taught us, it’s that family really is everything, and our pets will always be at the core of our families...

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12 Apr

Planting advice

It is planting season with many plants heading out the gates at Awa Nursery to our customers gardens.  We thought it might be an opportune moment to pop up some planting advice in order to achieve the best results for your plants and trees...

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8 Apr

Volunteer to assist your community

Every year we open our doors and invite the community to look inside what makes our volunteer Fire and Emergency family tick.

A blend of people with a diversity of backgrounds with a common purpose to help the community when the need is there. Unlike the paid staff, volunteer fire fighters have the juggle of a work/family/Fire membership balance...

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5 Apr

Enjoy retirement living with panoramic sea views

Summerset at Monterey Park’s brand new villas, apartments and serviced apartments offer the experience of luxury living in the thriving Hobsonville community. Our homes are warm, modern, finished to the highest standard and are now available for you to make your own.

Set on the water’s edge with 270 degree views over the water and only a 20 minute drive to the CBD, Summerset at Monterey Park lets you enjoy the very best this unique location has to offer.

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1 Apr

Slate Billiards and Gastropub

Slate’s got it covered when it comes to good vibes, entertainment and a social atmosphere like no other.

Located outside the Northwest Shopping Centre, Slate brings a new and unique offering to west Auckland with six high end tournament pool tables, and when we say “high end” we mean it, as these beauties are the real deal which featured in the World Cup of Pool and World Pool Masters!

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