As we enter Alert Level 2, most of our businesses are re-opening in some capacity. Many retailers, eateries, and service providers are offering full services with health & safety, contact tracing, and physical distancing in place. Hospitality has stricter requirements, such as that groups must be 10 people or less, and close contact [...]
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An update from Kim Murdoch, Town Centre Manager. The world is in the throes of a pandemic that hits at the heart of us all. These are unusual and worrying times that will have lasting effects on every level. Will our elderly parents come through unscathed? Will our small local businesses survive? How long [...]
The beachfront of the future? Could Spanish design innovation inspire a solution to the village's car parking conundrum – and reinvigorate the heart of the town? After reading the article about Browns Bay's wharf in the Feb/March issue of ShoreLines, Anne and Rick Dezoete contacted the magazine, saying: Yes, to a wharf [...]
Why might "high risk" warnings be placed on our local beaches? What does it mean when a site is tagged with a red pin? And, where can residents find out more about beach conditions in the Bays? Safeswim is a partnership between Auckland Council, Watercare, Surf Life Saving Northern Region and the Auckland Regional [...]
ShoreLines asked Hibiscus and Bays Local Board members, Julia Parfitt and Alexis Poppelbaum for an update on this important roading project. After significant pressure from the community, Julia Parfitt and local MP Erica Stanford, a $45.6M upgrade to Glenvar Road is due to start in 2022. Late last year Auckland Transport (AT) consulted with [...]
Services are moving on Monday 21st October 2019 From Monday 21 October 2019, Postal and Bill Pay services are moving to Paper Plus Browns Bay located at 24 Clyde Road, Browns Bay (approximately 85 metres away). For nearest Kiwibank services, customers can visit Albany NZ Post & Kiwibank located at Shop 283, Westfield Shopping [...]
Congratulations to Helen (shopped at Shoe Talk) and Derrick (shopped at Augensteins) for winning $2000 worth of Travel each — thanks to the Browns Bay Business Association, New World and especially Hello World Browns Bay.
If you have a business in Browns Bay and fall within the Business Improvement District (BID) area, you will already have a profile on the new brownsbay.org.nz website within the business directory. The website, provided by the Browns Bay Business Association, has the aim to drive visitors to the area and raise awareness of [...]
The East Coast Bays is our local community, and we all have a shared responsibility to help keep each other safe. We know our neighbourhood better than anyone, which is why NZ Police encourages us to report suspicious or unusual individuals and activities. When to call 111 Phone this emergency number and ask for [...]
Recollections of Corinne and Adrianne Lawrence The Lawrence family have been local business owners for five decades. In 1966, George and Marilyn Lawrence bought their first home in Browns Bay to later raise their two daughters, Corinne and Adrianne. At this time they started Lawrence Trade Pressing, located where the Bays Club is today. [...]