Orewa, a town in the North Island of New Zealand lies on the Hibiscus Coast, 30 kilometres north of Auckland city, and close to the base of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. The town has a population of 6000, and many people arrive to take holidays there. Orewa is also considered one of the fastest growing places in New Zealand and is one of the most expensive areas to buy a house in. Orewa lies on the east coast of the North Auckland Peninsula, within the Rodney District and lies on State Highway 1. The northern motorway currently ends just inland of Orewa. A 7.5 kilometre extension is currently under construction, with completion expected in 2009. This will extend the northern motorway to near Puhoi, and take State Highway One out of Orewa. The town achieved headlines on January 27, 2004 when Don Brash, then leader of the New Zealand parliamentary opposition National Party, gave the Orewa speech to the local Rotary Club branch. The speech raised many controversial views on race relations within New Zealand. Some regard the speech as a watershed moment in New Zealand politics. Places of note within the town include: Orewa College, The Youth centre (including 'the skate park'), The Orewa Surf Life-Saving Club, Centrestage theatre, The Nautilus apartment complex, the Statue of Sir Edmund Hillary, Eaves bush, the Orewa Bridge, the theosophical society, the camping-ground, the RDC (Rodney District Council) offices. 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. A famous cafe on the beach is the local Plantation Cafe, where locals can enjoy ice creams and meals.

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