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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..

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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Point on a Plate: Lalele Organic Gelato

Nathan and Mulan (she’s Cantonese, and named after the original Chinese heroine, not the Disney character) were growing veges in Whenuapai eight yea..

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Four Fletcher Living Axis Series homes just released

Two new ballots have just opened as part of the Axis Series of more affordable homes at Hobsonville Point. Both ballots are for Fletcher Living h..

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New Hobsonville Point ferry sailings coming in January 2021

Additional sailings each morning and afternoon will be added to the Hobsonville Point to Downtown Auckland ferry service from late January 2021. The e..

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What’s in a Name: Nevill Road

Left to right: Squadron Leader Leonard Henry Trent (awarded the Victoria Cross), Mr WJ Jordan and Air Commodore Arthur de Terrotte Nevill in front of a No. 487 Squadron Ventura at ..

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Point on a Plate: Creature comforts

We know we covered Little Creatures recently (remember that amazing New York Cheesecake with cherries and cocoa tuile?). But we had to let you know about a cool new ‘order and pa..

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What’s in a Name: Buckley Avenue

Maurice ‘Buck’ Buckley (left), mechanic Bill Harrington and deputy chairman C.H. Hewlett, with Avro 504K biplane owned, 1921. Credit: Alexander Turnbull Library.Maurice ‘Buck..

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Point on a Plate: Indian Summer

Indian Summer restaurant at 160 Hobsonville Point Road has more than its fair share of fansin the area. Owner and head chef Suresh (known to all as ‘TC’) has been delivering ex..

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COVID-19 Development Update - August

August 2020Construction under Alert Level 3Following the Prime Minister’s announcement Auckland remains at COVID-19 Alert Level 3 which will be in p..

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Modul Axis Series Ballot

Exciting news: Modul homes are coming to Hobsonville Point, including twelve three-bedroom, two-bathroom Axis Series affordable homes, all priced at $650,000.The 105m2 two storey h..

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