Hibiscus hub launches online
An online hub hosting all things Whangaparaoa has launched. Initiated by community group Future Whangaparaoa, the new website whangaparaoa.info is aimed at supporting local residents and businesses. Providing relevant information on services, facilities, businesses and events in the area, the website will serve as a one-stop-shop for Whangaparaoa’s residents and visitors. Co-convener of Future Whangaparaoa John Davies says the website supports the goals of the community group. ’’Its goal is to assist, provide access and support for the numerous different groups in the Whangaparaoa area there to support people, and to support local business,’’ he said.
Visitors will be able to navigate the website like a virtual Yellow Pages, and paid ‘‘enhanced listings’’ will soon be available for businesses striving for higher profiles. All local businesses can create a free basic listing, and not for profit organisations are entitled to a free listing and page. Funds raised will ‘‘ensure the cost of running the website and keeping it current is self-funded’’, Davies said, with surplus going back into local organisations.
The website is the the first step in supporting community priorities identified by Future Whangaparaoa, including reducing family violence and supporting Whangaparaoa’s place as a Wildlink connection.
Future Whangaparaoa’s John Davies says the website supports the goals of the community group.