Community News

20 Oct

Education around canine body language

What it means for us and reducing the number of dog bites in NZ.

Over the past 10 years Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) have recorded over 125,000 dog bites costing almost NZ$40 million. We have seen an increase from 10,764 reported bites in 2008 to 14,694 in 2017, which is an increase of over a 25%. What makes these statistics even more alarming is that, studies completed in the Netherlands have shown that under 40% of dog bites are actually reported...

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18 Oct

What matters to you?

“Scott is able to take complex and intricate building details and make them easy to understand.

He was always quick to answer any questions we had with relevant information that mattered to us...

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15 Oct


At Hydrovac, we’re experts in wastewater and septic tanks. In fact, we’re the largest privately owned wastewater treatment system service provider in New Zealand… and we’re local. We love helping our community so we want to share four good tips on how to get the best from your wastewater system by keeping it healthy and happy...

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13 Oct

Setting the traps to catch the rats that eat the birds and skinks at Hobsonville Point…

Hobsonville Point is home to a wide range of bird species, but it is also home to a large number of predators curbing the bird population.

The Hobsonville Point Pesky Pests brigade are a hardy group of ratters ranging from students at high school through to a resident of the retirement village and everything in between...

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10 Oct


This winter has seen more compliance changes for landlords than any time in history with the implementation of Minimum Standards for Insulation and the release of the Healthy Homes Bill which really comes into effect for landlords in July 2021. The other changes which have had a bit less media exposure is the RTA amendments bill #2 which lays out better clarification on 3 issues that have been troublesome for landlords in recent years, tenants liability for damage, unlawful residential premises and methamphetamine...

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8 Oct

Riverpark Action Group takes action on rubbish

On Monday 9th September a hardy bunch of Woodside Gardeners joined in the Keep New Zealand Beautiful/G J Gardner Clean-Up Week despite the threat of thunder and torrential rain...

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6 Oct

Running for good

Support Hospice Hero Lily to raise funds for her mum.

Lily Buttrick (Rachel Elizabeth) will be running the 2019 Auckland Marathon on October 20th to raise money for Hospice West Auckland; “Hospice have been so supportive of my mum and myself. I wanted to give something back to help other people who can use these services in the future.”

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3 Oct

North West Toy Library grand opening a success

On Saturday 6 July the North West Toy Library opened its doors for the first time. The grand opening was a grand success as children raced inside to play with all the toys on offer, have a turn on the bouncy castle or get their face painted...

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1 Oct

We’re better together

There is something wonderfully different about a New Shoots centre. You notice it the moment you walk in the door. From beautifully designed and sustainable buildings and toys, to the highly-trained and caring early childhood teachers, everything has been carefully chosen and mindfully presented - It’s a home away from home and a supportive community for you and your family...

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30 Sep

Reducing domestic violence

New Support Programme Set to Reduce Impact of Domestic Violence on The Trusts Team Members.

The Trusts West Auckland has become the first hospitality organisation in the country to receive the DVFREE Tick - an independent certification of their support for staff who are impacted by domestic violence...

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27 Sep

What does the Massey Community Patrol do?

It’s late Saturday evening, the skies are clear and the temperature is a chilly 8 degrees when we begin our patrol.  We have 3 people in the car tonight – one of them has never been on a late night weekend patrol – they’re in for a real treat tonight...

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25 Sep

Introducing Steph Pingyin

We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce Steph Pingyin, the newest edition to our growing Hobsonville Podiatry team. She is passionate about podiatry and enjoys working with people from all walks of life. Steph has a strong belief that every person is unique and therefore utilises a wide-range of treatments to help patients get back on their feet. Among these is orthotic prescription, hands on foot mobilising, acupuncture & exercise prescription...

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22 Sep

Just Jess Cake Co

Just Jess Cake Co is a local, home based and registered A grade cakery. Based in Hobsonville Point and owned by Jess Hekkens - a 24 year old caker, custom cookie and donut maker. And that’s right – it’s called Just Jess, because there’s just her (for now!)...

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20 Sep

Café Botannix is located inside of Palmers Westgate

Serving breakfast through to afternoon tea, Café Botannix offers a delicious menu featuring the finest seasonal produce and cabinets full of freshly baked treats and savoury delights made on site daily.

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18 Sep

Kids Safe with Dogs Charitable Trust

Wow what a difference a year makes. With lots of hard work, support and dedication the team at Kids Safe with Dogs they are achieving great things.

Last year we told you the story of Kids Safe with Dogs Charitable Trust who with their series of cartoon dogs, Jelly and friends, aim to educate children on dog safety with the goal of reducing dog bites in New Zealand...

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15 Sep

Maddren Homes strike gold again

Building award-winning homes is nothing new for Maddren Homes but they appreciate the recognition all the same, having just picked up three golds at the Registered Builders House of the Year awards...

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13 Sep

Palmers Westgate

September brings with it the busiest gardening season of the year, plus longer, warmer days which mean more time in the garden! Spring also means that birds and bees are starting to re-appear in your garden...

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11 Sep

Fly First Class - Without leaving the Hangar

The Hangar in Catalina Bay is the new collective space for collaborators and creatives with innovative co-working spaces, meeting spaces of varying sizes and a larger function space. It has an industrial vibe with a nod to its previous life as the Sunderland hangar. It is situated on the mezzanine storey of Little Creatures and is large, light and airy with a stunning view across the water...

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8 Sep

Asbestos and landlord responsibilities

Landlords must manage asbestos risks in their rental property to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act (2015) and the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Act (2016). According to these laws, landlords are considered to be a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) and are therefore responsible for identifying and managing all Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) within their rental property...

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7 Sep

Headquarters Building

We are happy to confirm the reopening of the Headquarters Building and is available for hire from 2 September 2019. The building is at 214 Buckley Avenue, Hobsonville Point and was built in the art deco style in the 1930s, and used as the Royal New Zealand Air Force Headquarters...

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4 Sep

Hobsonville Choir’s captivating performance

Last Saturday night Hobsonville Choir members did something unique, - they joined together with five other ‘Everybody Sings’ choirs and performed in the Anglican Cathedral as part of the VoCo showcase of nine leading Auckland choirs.  It was a special experience with their music echoing around the huge auditorium...

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1 Sep

House of Travel Hobsonville

Would you like to win a trip to Europe? Read on.

Nothing excites House of Travel Hobsonville more than inspiring people through travel. The expertise of their experienced and award winning consultants covers all corners of the globe and all styles of travel. They cater to families, multi-generational groups, couples, small businesses and the single traveller...

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