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Lockdown brings out the best in Hobsonville Point locals

Back in February, a group of friends in Hobsonville Point got together to talk about the looming crisis of Covid-19. Although it was early days, they ..

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Front Steps Project captures local bubbles

From left: Greg Torchia, Leanne Silver and Paul SmithGreg Torchia is well-known to most Hobsonville Point locals. Not only does he run the waterfront ..

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Thank you, Hobsonville Point community!

The Hobsonville Point community, Kāinga Ora and our partners: together, we can achieve amazing things. We thought it was a great time to take a lo..

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Calling dogs of Hobsonville Point: It’s your time to shine

Franklin the miniature dachshund and his human Abigail Stroll around the Coastal Walkway at Hobsonville Point on any given day and you’ll meet pup..

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Many hands make dirt work

The Catalina Community Garden, now six years old, has recently moved to a new and permanent site with better infrastructure. The 29 raised garden beds opposite Hobsonville Point Pa..

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Lindsay comes full circle

We’re sitting at Fabric Café on Hobsonville Point’s waterfront surrounded by pale timber and Italian marble, amid the clatter of flat whites being delivered, but Lindsey Dawso..

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Primary school students step up

There were a couple of standout events in 2018 for Hobsonville Point Primary School, according to Principal Daniel Birch. Both involved students putting others at the centre of the..

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Hobsonville Point Secondary School: Five and thriving

At the end of 2018 Hobsonville Point Secondary School reached five years of age. But Principal Maurie Abraham, reflecting on this milestone, says it s..

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Italian-style food and cocktails available at the newly opened Kittyhawk

The Sunderland Hangar in Hobsonville’s Catalina Bay is a communal space servin..

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New face at Info Centre is a fan of Hobsonville Point

Clare Bliss brings new meaning to the phrase ‘working from home.’ Originally from Nottinghamshire in the UK, Clare took on a part-time assistant r..

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Hobsonville Point a Great Place to Raise Kids

Quality education, safe communities and the ability to forge strong relationships are some of the most sought after qualities that parents consider when choosing a new home in Auck..

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More Market On Offer

Delicious delights and artisan produce will soon be even easier to enjoy at the Catalina Bay Farmers Market. The market, now situated in its permanent home in Catalina Bay, boasts ..

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Plots to Love at Community Garden

A growing green space has put down roots in Hobsonville Point Park with the opening of the Catalina Community Garden. Located on Buckley Ave alongside the Waterford on Hobsonville ..

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Study shows higher density at Hobsonville Point enhances liveability

Hobsonville Point is emerging as a positive example of how higher density housin..

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Innovative new provider of built-to-rent homes seeks local property manager for Hobsonville Point

New Ground Living’s mission is to trigger an evolution in New Zealand’s resi..

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Resident advocates zero-waste

Kirsty Venter moved to Hobsonville Point earlier this year, and is already making a positive impact on the environment and the community by sharing her journey towards living a zer..

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Community shapes western park design

Representatives from HLC, Isthmus, Hobsonville Point Secondary School and Real Kids Early Learning Centre jointly presented ideas, concepts and plans ..

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Catalina Bay Farmers Market Puts Down Its Roots

The newly named Catalina Bay Farmer’s Market moved to its permanent home by the Catalina workshops next to the Hobsonville Point Ferry terminal on 1..

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The Rifle Range: a historical journey

When oral historian Sue Gee was asked to write about the Hobsonville Point Rifle Range she embarked on a journey of historical investigation at Archiv..

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Historic mill house to nurture future generations

Hobsonville Point’s Mill House has new owners and will be given a new lease of life as a childcare centre serving the growing number of families in ..

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Boardwalk opens on costal loop

Its official, the boardwalk running through the mangroves as part of Hobsonville Point’s Coastal Walkway, will open early next year. The waterside walkway, that stretches from th..

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Te Kanohi O Te Manu

Nestled at the head of Harrier Point and standing proudly between the playground and fitness equipment, with its head turned gazing out to sea, a new member of Hobsonville Point wi..

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New look for best dressed tree

 The giant Pohutakawa tree on Hobsonville Point Road (near the Sunderland Avenue intersection) is once again standing taller and more colourful than ever roughly a year after its ..

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Historic Mill House to nurture future Hobsonville Point generations

Hobsonville Point’s Mill House will be given a new lease of life as a childcar..

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Keeping the kids entertained

Parents have plenty of options to keep the kids busy at Hobsonville Point with the recent opening of the new Harrier Point Park. The latest addition to the play and recreation spac..

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New home for old favourite

Memories of the former Hobsonville North Kindergarten are once again on public display, with a permanent home secured for a much-loved artwork. The kindergarten formerly occupied a..

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Business coming to the bay

Interest in Catalina Bay has been strong since plans for the waterfront precinct were announced by developer, Willis Bond & Co, earlier this year.The 1.8 hectare site will in t..

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Precinct taking shape

Exciting signs of progress will soon be apparent in Launch Bay (formerly the Marlborough Precinct), the waterside site under development between Jimmy’s Point, Launch Road and Ca..

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Makeover for Community Cottage

The upgrade of Hobsonville Point’s historic Chichester Cottage begins this month, readying the building for use as a bookable community facility.The cottage, which is located alo..

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Explore what came before

The use of the Upper Harbour’s ‘highways’ for travel and transport will be in the spotlight during this year’s Auckland Heritage Festival.The annual two-week festival, whic..

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Rifle range at the ready

With summer sunshine around the corner, Hobsonville Point’s repurposed Rifle Range is ready for all to enjoy.The public space, which opened in March, was formerly an Air Force sh..

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Milestone Home For Hobsonville Point

Over 1000 homes have now been completed in Hobsonville Point, with the number growing steadily each day.The new owners of the 1000th house, Bryce and ..

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New online home for residents

Hobsonville Point Residents Society (HPRS) has a new website for use by everyone who calls Hobsonville Point home.Featuring HPRS’ new logo, the site - www.hprs.co.nz - has had a ..

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Hop onboard

Is your set of wheels costing you a lot but not taking you far?Hobsonville Point is part of the Cityhop car sharing initiative, which enables members to hire communal cars by the h..

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Stage set for action

Hobsonville Point’s former Rifle Range has been transformed from an area of practice to one of performance.The former Air Force facility, which was once used for rifle shooting a..

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More choice on the menu

Coffee lovers have new reasons to smile with big changes to the local café scene.25mL, on the corner of Squadron Drive and Hobsonville Point Road, opened in late December and its ..

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Take a waterfront walk

Visitors to Hobsonville Point’s Coastal Walkway, Te Ara Manawa, will soon be able to meander along the water’s edge.The waterside walkway, that stretches from Mill House around..

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Colourful creation in the making

Shades of red, orange and hot pink, combined with splashes of lime, will adorn Hobsonville Point Road’s pohutukawa tree when it receives its second lot of handmade livery later t..

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A place to play

Opportunities for play and adventure will soon await those who turn right at the seaward end of Launch Road.Nestled above the iconic Estuarine sculpture and commanding stunning vie..

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Rise to the challenge

Trailblazers, mud-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts take note – the annual Runway Challenge is returning to Hobsonville Point on Sunday, May 21.This event is a fun run or walk over ..

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A message from police

While sharing something on social media can be helpful, incidents should first be reported to Police to ensure we know what is going on.To help create a safer community together, y..

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A waterfront like no other

Over-water dining is coming to Hobsonville Point with the development of Catalina Bay as a prime destination for locals and Aucklanders alike.Developer Willis Bond & Co has rel..

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Come Fly With Me

Come Fly With MeBomb Point – Te Onekiritea PointFor the fourth year in a row Te Onekiritea Point (Bomb Point) will spark into life for one fun filled day of flying and festivitie..

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ANZAC DAY Hobsonville Point Community Peace Poppy Project

For the third year in a row, residents of Hobsonville Point participated in the installation of roughly 1800 Peace Poppies in commemoration of ANZAC d..

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Warm Welcome on Arrival

Visitors to Hobsonville Point will soon be welcomed to the area by two entry statements, construction of which is underway.The first, located by Hobsonville War Memorial Park on th..

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Sweet Treats Tempt the Taste Buds

Behind the otherwise ordinary door of 92 Hobsonville Point Road, extraordinary and exquisite home-baked delights are taking shape.Hobsonville Point resident, Laurize Dela Cruz, ope..

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Cottage Gifted to Community

Hobsonville Point will in time be home to a small community facility available for hire, following the gifting of Chichester Cottage by Hobsonville Land Company (HLC) to the local ..

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Second Summer Here To Stay

The doors may have closed on Indian Summer’s first premises but the journey through food is just beginning at the restaurant’s new home in Hobsonville PointIndian Summer, owned..

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Working Together on Road Safety

What began as a concern voiced by local parents has culminated in a creative and cooperative learning exercise for students from both Hobsonville Point schools.Parents of primary s..

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Sushi Rolls into Neighbourhood

Mouth-watering sushi is now on the menu with the opening of two specialist sushi shops at Hobsonville Point.Akita Sushi Japanese Restaurant and Takeaway is on the ground floor of t..

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Focusing on Fitness

From personal training to Pilates, there are plenty of ways to stay active at Hobsonville Point this winter.Award winning personal trainer, Amelia-Jane Hoffmann, operates Fit, Gorg..

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Going For Gold

Students at Hobsonville Point Primary are set to go out in style as they plan a celebration quite unlike any other for their final year at the school.“We wanted to go out with a ..

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Bomb Point / Te Onekiritea Future Secure

The Hobsonville Land Company (HLC) wishes to reassure residents and park users that long-standing plans for a park at Te Onekiritea (Bomb Point) have ..

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Living and Working on the High Street

Chelsea Kawana is loving living on Hobsonville Point's high street just a few steps from the local shops and her children's new school. Her and husban..

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Red Reminders of Peace

The green grounds of Hobsonville Point Park were awash with red last month when 2000 poppies were installed on the grass as part of the Peace Poppy Project.The project is the brain..

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Keeping it Green

In a new development you can expect a lot of focus on what is going in, but at Hobsonville Point just as much thought has been given to what is being taken out.Rubbish removal spec..

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Open for Business at Brickworks

The range of retail shops located on the ground floor of the Brickworks Apartments is steadily growing with the opening of Kiwi Nails and Spa, Hobsonville Point Dental and Akida Su..

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Firing Up on Fibre

As part of future-proofing Hobsonville Point, high-speed broadband is provided to all houses, schools and commercial premises. Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB or Fibre) is the best way t..

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Tell Us Your Stories

As most people who live at Hobsonville Point will know, the area has a rich history in terms of iwi, airforce and ecology. Hobsonville Land Company has commissioned Oral Historian,..

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How Convenient

When Rajendra and Gayatri Topiwala were looking for somewhere to open their first dairy, they opted for Hobsonville Point as it “looked very promising”. After opening about 6 m..

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A Car When You Need It

Why own more than one car, when you can access an extra vehicle whenever you need it without the costs of owning one?Now reducing the number of cars in your household, or going ‘..

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Christmas On The Point

Hobsonville Point’s homegrown Christmas celebration gets bigger and better each year.Ever since Matt and Jackie Still’s first Christmas at Hobsonville Point with their son Keeg..

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Flame Pizza

Takeaway food that’s really healthy, with no greasy feel and a fabulous flavour – sound like a fantasy? Well then, dreams come true at Flame, the newest addition to Hobsonville..

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Howzat!

The sound of leather on willow is here to stay at Hobsonville Point. Takapuna District Cricket Club’s (TDCC) initiative to play cricket in the Hobsonville Point area has made pro..

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Smarter Than You Think

A pair of endangered New Zealand dotterels have set up home in the middle of a construction site. Like many couples that move into the area they clearly thought Hobsonville Point t..

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Hobsonville Heritage On Show

Hobsonville Point is again taking part in the Auckland-wide Heritage Festival that runs from September 26 to October 11 2015.This year there will be an exhibition of photos relatin..

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Smooth Sailing For Juniors

A growing fleet of optimists now regularly graces the waters of the Upper Harbour following the introduction of a junior sailing programme at Hobsonville Yacht Club.In February, th..

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Catch Some Cricket This Summer

Hobsonville Point is set to become “the newest cricketing suburb in Auckland” with plans to introduce the game at Hobsonville War Memorial Park. Supported and funded by Takapun..

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Holistic Fair

Starting in October, Hobsonville Point’s Sunderland Lounge will regularly host the Angelite Holistic Fair. Established in 2006, the fair provides a venue for practitioners and th..

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Smart Solution to Costly Car Ownership

The initiative is designed to encourage residents to consider alternative transport options to private car ownership. It offers a convenient, affordab..

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Get Your Fill at the Farmers Market

Bring a bottle next time you visit the Hobsonville Point Farmers Market to take home some premium, organic wine.Vendors ‘Free Range Wines’ use a portable wine tap system, meani..

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New Art has Heart

Hobsonville Point’s latest public artwork, ‘Heart of Stumps, Tool, Clip’ by Steve Woodward, sits proudly in its new home at the intersection of Hobsonville Point Road and Buc..

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Future the Focus of Primary School Summit

Students will become teachers for a day when Hobsonville Point Primary School hosts the country’s first-ever Google Educator Groups (GEG) Student Su..

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Charity Challenge a Big Win for Community

A record number of participants entered this year’s Hobsonville Point Runway Challenge, enabling organisers to distribute more proceeds to the local..

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Wooden Wares Preserve Hobsonville History

A slice of Hobsonville Point history is being given a new lease on life, thanks to local secondary school students.Hangar 3 has been dismantled from i..

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Farmers Market Winners

Congratulations to two vendors from the Hobsonville Point Farmers Market for their success at the 2015 Farmers Markets New Zealand Food Awards. Terry and Karlene Shaw-Toomey of Ear..

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Counting Down to Charity Challenge

It’s time to dust off your running shoes and get a team together for the Hobsonville Point Runway Challenge.The annual event, which will be held on Sunday May 17, is a family fri..

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Summer Sizzled at Community BBQs

A real sense of community is building at Hobsonville Point, as more homes are finished, more residents move in and the suburb continues to grow in size.New and existing residents a..

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Hobsonville Point a Winner for Lochy

Playing with his friends, visiting the local playground and learning new things at school are just some of the reasons Lochy Woolford, 11, loves livin..

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Stop motion video of Knitting Graffiti by Alison Milne and Co

22 November 2014. Snapshot of the makeover of the big Pohutukawa tree on Hobsonv..

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Closure of the Seaplane Ramp for Vehicles

Regrettably we have had to close the Seaplane Ramp to vehicles because of safety concerns. Advice from an engineer specialising in such structures has..

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Power restored to much of the Hobsonville Point site

We would like to express our thanks to the Vector team for their outstanding effort in getting the power back on late last night.The Farmers Market an..

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Clean up begins at Hobsonville Point

Our thoughts are with the families and colleagues of the men who lost their lives on the secondary school construction site during yesterday’s tragi..

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Endeavour at Hobsonville Point

Yachting Developments Limited has been awarded a prestigious contract to refit on of the worlds top ten boats of all time. The Endeavour, a 130 foot J Class sloop, was built in Eng..

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Hobsonville Point Farmers Market provides community focus

Hobsonville Point’s farmers market will be open this weekend tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday as usual. The market is open each weekend from 9am to 1p..

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