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Orewa

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Things to do: beaches, trails, wildlife areas
Orewa, a town in New Zealand's North Island, lies on the Hibiscus Coast, just north of the base of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula and 40 kilometres north of central Auckland. Orewa's population was 7,326 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 1,692 from 2001. It is a popular holiday destination. Orewa is also considered one of the fastest growing places in New Zealand and is one of the most expensive areas in which to buy a house.The northern motorway, part of State Highway 1, passes just inland of Orewa and extends through the twin Johnston Hill tunnels to near Puhoi. Orewa was administered as part of the Rodney District for two decades, until this was subsumed by the broader Auckland Council in October 2010.Landmarks and featuresPlaces of note within the town include: Orewa Community CentreThe Youth centre The Orewa Surf Life-Saving ClubCentrestage TheatreThe water fountains by the traffic lights on the main roadThe Nautilus apartment complexThe Statue of Sir Edmund HillaryAlice Eaves Scenic Reserve The Orewa BridgeThe Estuary Arts CentreThe mangrovesThe theosophical societyThe camping-groundThe former Rodney District Council building on Centreway RoadThe Orewa Arts And Events Centre The Orewa RiverKite surfers on a windy day at Orewa BeachHibiscus Coast Community Centre Orewa beach is one of the longest and safest beaches in Auckland. One of the more notable events on the beach is the Orewa Big Dig. This is an annual event organized by the local Lions Club, where children dig in the sand to find prizes. All monies raised go to local community groups. Orewa Community Centre is located in Orewa Square. The Hibiscus Community Centre is located at 214E Hibiscus Coast Highway.
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