Community News

24 Sep

Peko Peko

Our new dine-in menu is going well. New popular dishes are ramen noodles and beef bowls. Our ramen noodles are a combination of chicken, pork and fish stocks and of course it is home-made like all other dishes at Peko Peko...

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20 Sep

College Students teach Dog Safe 4 Kids

In the past couple of Issues of The Kumeu Courier or The Westerly you will have seen articles on the new programme Dog Safe 4 Kids and the great work they are doing in the community...

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17 Sep

Triangle Park Community Teaching Garden

Things are starting to feel warmer in the garden and the trees are showing signs of a life as they soak up the season.  Winter was a productive one for us as we worked to install a new shade house.  This will mean we can grow seedlings on site to support our teaching and learning, and because we consume hundreds and hundreds of seedlings each season...

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13 Sep

Safer Communities

The Waitakere Volunteer Fire Brigade went back into operating in bubbles to safely be able to respond to incidents while the country went back into Alert Level 4. This meant no training or social activities at the station, but we can respond in our bubbles to any calls for assistance...

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10 Sep

Hobsonville Community Compost Hub is thriving

Not even a year old, a local Compost Hub tucked along a coastal walkway within the Hobsonville Point community, is thriving. The hub has already been recognised as the Finalist at Zero Waste Awards that celebrate local zero waste heroes who are raising awareness and inspiring change...

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6 Sep

Shooting hoops success for Red Nose Day

Shooting hoops success for Red Nose Day: The Breakers vs. Hobsonville Point Primary School.

From 10am to 1pm on Friday 30 July, a team of students played against the Breakers in a special basketball match for Cure Kids. Following the game a staff vs Breakers match took place, and a few students took part in mini basketball workshops with the Breakers...

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4 Sep

Scott Point School celebrates 100 days

The Scott Point School community recently celebrated their first 100 days of learning. The day was fun filled with children and staff encouraged to dress up or dress down, with many attending School in their pyjamas, while others dressed up in their best suits or super hero outfits. The day was sponsored by Team Edward from Ray White and Premier Kids Club (PKC) before and after school care providers. Children spent the day reflecting on the first 100 days at Scott Point and having some fun enjoying the day..

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1 Sep

Kiwis challenged to sweat for CF this September

Sweatember is back for 2021, challenging Kiwis to commit to any sweaty activity throughout September to get fit and raise money for New Zealanders living with cystic fibrosis (CF).  Created by Cystic Fibrosis NZ, the campaign aims to raise funds for support services and better access to life-saving medications that will help give a brighter future to Kiwis living with CF...

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31 Aug


A Hobsonville Point author has just published her first book.  Helen Ellis is a New Zealand researcher, writer and anthropologist who with her husband has been a distance parent for over 30 years and a distance grandparent for over 20 years with family at some time in Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, Asia and America.  After a career in travel, event management and business ownership she undertook university studies and began researching the how the impact of being separated from families affects all generations...

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30 Aug

Sleep: Not worth stressing about

Sleep is not just a state of rest, but includes several states which help us to restore physiological function, store memories, clear metabolites, and even tweak our model of the world and increase our understanding of the world.  Sleep also helps us keep our circadian rhythm which influences our metabolism.  Despite the obvious importance of sleep, I never tell people that sleep is critical to health...

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27 Aug

Sweet As Crêpes

Sweet As Crêpes began in 2007 when an ambitious twelve-year-old girl called Annabel Shepherd set up a stall at the very first Coatesville Market north of Auckland. The name was a play on words incorporating Annie’s own initials.

The single crêpe maker and a queue each week soon grew and multiplied into a small family business...

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23 Aug

Responsible cat ownership

Responsible cat ownership has not really been a thing in New Zealand, and is not mandated by government as it is in many parts of Australia. However increasing numbers of people are starting to keep cats differently, for a variety of reasons...

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20 Aug

Laser Plumbing and Roofing Whenuapai

Dripping taps, a slow draining sink, blocked toilet, low water pressure, clogged waste disposal, backflow issues. These are just some of the common plumbing problems you can experience in your home or business. We have a great team of maintenance plumbers who can easily remedy these frustrating issues, on time and hassle free...

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15 Aug

Plan b for home buyers: buying off plan

With house prices still skyrocketing, it seems that there is an upward trend for first home buyers to buy new builds off the plan.  At the moment there are various developers selling apartments, terraced housing complexes and new subdivisions off plan...

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12 Aug

Tiny Voices Hobsonville

To get to where we are today – with four beautiful early childhood centre open and thriving across the North Island – we’ve had to embark on an epic journey. We pride ourselves on being part of a group, hosting monthly events between centres to celebrate our successes, share in the positives and keep our vision alive...

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8 Aug

Massey Community Patrol – CPNZ

The purpose of CPNZ is to empower communities to prevent crime and create safer environments through the utilisation of trained and equipped volunteer patrols.

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6 Aug

BreastScreen NorthWest

NorthWest Shopping Centre and Waitematā DHB are pleased to announce the opening of a new clinic: Kia Ū Ora BreastScreen NorthWest.

Located outside at the top of Maki Street, the clinic offers free breast screening for eligible women aged 45-69. Appointments are necessary and are available Monday to Saturday.

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1 Aug

Val’s first in at Keith Park Retirement Village

Val became the first ever resident at Ryman Healthcare’s Keith Park Retirement Village last month after looking forward to the big day for months beforehand.

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30 Jul

Discover a hidden oasis at New Shoots Children’s Centre

Imagine this: each morning you walk your children across a bridge and over a pond brimming with wildlife. You enter a bespoke early childhood centre set amongst trees and nestled in a bush-clad landscape...

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26 Jul

Preventative Botox

It’s a common misconception that the right time to start Botox is when you start to notice fine lines and wrinkles appearing. However, more and more experts are advocating Botox as a preventative measure prior to the appearance of wrinkles. Research indicates that beginning Botox early can make the skin more elastic and more resistant to wrinkles...

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23 Jul

Don Buck Honey

Don Buck Honey is a small one-man beekeeping operation based in Massey, West Auckland. I (Chris) started small-commercial beekeeping in 2014 with my wife Rachael when we were first married, with support from her father who is a large-scale beekeeper. In 2019 we started selling honey in pots under the name ‘Don Buck Honey’, after the name of the main road through our neighbourhood. Beekeeping is tough but satisfying work, and a great change of scenery from my usual vocation. Honey orders can be made through our online store and couriered quickly at a low cost, or picked up by arrangement...

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19 Jul

Dog Safety for Early Childhood Education Centres

Covid was very messy for everyone and unfortunately, the charity ‘Kids Safe with Dogs’ could not afford to keep running. So as one of the founders of the charity we decided to purchase the IP and we are now looking at putting a package together for Early Childhood Education Centres...

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15 Jul

Why grease traps & converters need regular cleaning

Commercial kitchens in NZ are fitted with grease traps, which “trap” the “grease” and solid food waste that comes from the sink and dishwashers, allowing wastewater through but not the waste that we don’t want in our sewer systems..

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12 Jul

Hand and Hand Early Learning Centre Hobsonville

Hand and Hand Early Learning Centre Hobsonville is a natural, purpose-built Early Learning Centre which offers bright, airy spaces filled with quality equipment and resources to support your child’s learning..

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8 Jul

Boxslim Fitness classes begin

The latest group start using the Massey Birdwood Settlers Hall, are Boxslim Fitness classes.

On Saturday mornings (apart from the 2nd Saturday of each month), you can come to the hall on the corner of Don Buck and Redhill Roads in Massey from 7.45 am in the morning, and work your way to fitness through boxing...

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5 Jul

Scott Point School

Students from Scott Point School recently entered some videos in the Change Makers’ 2021 Competition for young people.  The competition asked students to imagine they are giving a speech to Parliament and to submit a short video of that speech in which they expressed their opinion on their chosen issue and the action they think Parliament could take to address it...

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1 Jul

Come one, come all, for free circus fun at NorthWest

The NorthWest Shopping Centre Circus is coming to town, bringing free entertainment for the kids these school holidays...

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30 Jun

Finding a dentist that listens

Ask anyone about the difference between an average dentist and a great dentist and the response may be something like ‘highly qualified’, ‘experienced’, ‘latest technology’ and so on. And while we agree that a great dentist should have those qualities, we would also add one important factor to the list: ‘good listener’. Dentistry is a very personal service and it’s so important that your dentist is a good listener. Your dentist should never treat you like a production line...

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28 Jun

Meet Taryn

Taryn Davis - Physiotherapist. BHSc (Physiotherapy), Level 1 Crossfit Trainer.

Taryn graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science, Physiotherapy in 2007. She has extensive experience working for our District Health Board in orthopaedics, post-surgical recovery, older adult rehabilitation and outpatient services.

Taryn has spent most of her life involved in various sporting pursuits including water polo and hockey. More recently she has discovered a passion for Crossfit and Olympic weightlifting, and is a Level 1 Trainer at Crossfit Red Dragon in Hobsonville. Therefore if you have any CrossFit related sporting injuries she not only really understands what’s involved in the sport but she would love to help you get back to doing the sport you love and staying fit and active.

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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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