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An even better Catalina Bay is on its way

Early in the new year, you might notice a few changes afoot at Catalina Bay. Work will begin on an eighteen month programme of work to transform the a..

Stress-busting wins: Hobsonville Point Secondary School

The 2020 Kaiārahi (head students) with their 2021 replacements, pictured in December 2021Although Hobsonville Point Secondary School’s Principal Ma..

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Bees at HPSS

Written by Jia Sharma and Zion StantonHobsonville Point Secondary School welcomes some new fuzzy, buzzy friends. Last week, our first ever beehive arrived at Hobsonville Point Seco..

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Sub-tropical oasis

Kitty and Steve Coates used to travel across town from where they lived in Bucklands Beach to visit the farmers’ market and walk their dog Miley at Hobsonville Point.They liked w..

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Golfers’ garden

Sara and Anil (Jazz) Jasmat are both mad-keen golfers, with 4.4 and 6 handicaps, respectively. From their point of view, it made perfect sense to get their clubs out when it came t..

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Happier days at Hobsonville Point Primary School

Orson Waldock, a senior urban designer with a landscape architecture background, helps the children with their designKathy Hunter catches up with the ..

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Urban designer’s retreat

Orson Waldock is an urban designer at Kāinga Ora with a 20-year background in landscape architecture, designing large public open spaces. But at Hobsonville Point, he’s worked ..

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The history of the Didsbury Art Trail

The Didsbury Art Trail at Hobsonville Point is a new sculpture walk. It includes restored historic buildings and meanders through coastlines, parks an..

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Here’s to a decade

Philipp Meier’s Te Kanohi O Te Manu Corten steel slide-sculpture at Harrier Point“Ka mua, ka muri”. The Māori proverb that means “walking backwards into the future” has ..

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Making a difference: Hobsonville Point Secondary School

Written by Hobsonville Point Secondary School students Jia Sharma and Zion Stanton.Photos supplied by Hobsonville Point Secondary School for use in th..

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What's in a Name: Ian Morrison Road

RNZAF No. 1 Islands Group officers. L-R: Squadron Leader JHJ Stevenson, Senior Administration Officer, Air Commodore S Wallingford, Air Officer Commanding and Wing Commander I Morr..

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Point on a Plate: Fabric Café

Fabric Café and Bistro is no stranger to most Hobsonville Point locals, and it’s the first foodie contact for visitors stepping off the ferry. This is a historic building, where..

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Point Life people

The Breckell family, plus puppy Kona, hanging out at the new half-basketball court and playground near the Headquarters Building.The Breckells – Michael, Janelle and their childr..

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Point Life people

The Akehurst family. First appeared in Point Life in 2017.Over the past decade we’ve met some friendly folk who’ve made Hobsonville Point their home. We catch up with some of t..

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Point Life people

Chelsea Kawana. Featured in Point Life in 2016.Over the past decade we’ve met some friendly folk who’ve made Hobsonville Point their home. We catch up with some of them again a..

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Point Life people

Heini and Anke Duensing. First featured in Point Life in 2016Over the past decade we’ve met some friendly folk who’ve made Hobsonville Point their home. We catch up with some o..

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Thumbs up to local nursery

Fancy getting some dirt under your fingernails? Whether you have green thumbs or not, environmental organisation Kaipātiki Project welcomes volunteers to its Engine Bay Plant Nurs..

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Point Life people

Jackie, Matt and Keegan Still. First featured in Point Life in 2013Over the past decade we’ve met some friendly folk who’ve made Hobsonville Point their home. We catch up with ..

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Point on a Plate: Little Creatures Brewery, Catalina Bay

As many of you will know, Catalina Bay is in the next stage of its evolution towards a world-class, pedestrian-friendly waterfront area with upgraded ..

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What's in a Name: Catalina Bay: The Mighty Flying Boat

The last Catalina delivered to the RNZAF, NZ4056 'KN-F' of No.5 Squadron. Credit: Whites Aviation, with thanks to Marcus’s Old Aircraft Photos In a ..

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PilatesFIT Boutique

Chelsea Kawana has opened her new pilatesFIT Boutique studio at Catalina Bay, next door to the farmers’ market. To find pilatesFIT, come down the stairs from Launch Road and turn..

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Point on a Plate: Salty River Farm

In 2013, Daryn and Louise with their sons Sam and Joe left Waiheke Island after 17 years to begin a new life on a 50-acre farm near Port Albert and the Kaipara Harbour.Initially th..

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What's in a Name: Ralph Cochrane

Amongst the host of fascinating histories about the WWII heroes Hobsonville Point’s roads are named after Air Chief Marshall the Hon. Sir Ralph Alexander Cochrane’s story is a&..

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Catalina Bay Apartments display suite now open

The site of Willis Bond’s newest waterfront development, Catalina Bay Apartments, lies at the northernmost tip of Hobsonville Point.Formally the pre..

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Point on a Plate: The Oil Project

There’s a stall at the Catalina Bay Farmers’ Market that’s well and truly ahead of its time. It specialises in hemp products – predicted to kick off around the world as the..

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An even better Catalina Bay is on its way

Early in the new year, you might notice a few changes afoot at Catalina Bay. Work will begin on an eighteen month programme of work to transform the a..

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To market, to market this Christmas

This Christmas pick up gifts, everything you need for the big day, and plenty of festive spirit at the Catalina Bay Farmers Market. Here’s a tempting list of goodies that we thin..

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Point on a Plate: Earthbound Honey is creating a buzz

The folk at Earthbound Honey are, like most of us, happy as 2020 draws to a close, but they have reason to be happier than many. Long-term residents a..

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What’s in a Name: Sidney Wallingford Way

Sidney Wallingford was born in 1898 in Kent, England, but moved with his family to NZ when he was 13. However, no sooner had he’d finished school at..

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Outdoor makeover at Hobsonville Point Primary School

A ‘Treemendous’ outdoor learning environment is finally nearing completion at Hobsonville Point Primary School after a group of students decided i..

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What’s in a Name: Mill House

Doug and Audrey Mill beside their De Havilland Moth G-NZAT.F. D. Mill Collection, FDM-0915-P. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections.The grand colonial Georgian building known as ..

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