Website brings groups together

19:55, Jan 19 2012
TAKING IT IN: Paddy Delaney explains RealStew to Silverdale business people at the Riverside Bar and Grill last week.

A social networking site that began in west Auckland has big aims, including initiatives for the Hibiscus Coast and Rodney. founder Paddy Delaney was at the Riverside Bar and Grill in Silverdale last week to explain the site to business operators.

A "pre-start presentation" for the Light up the Coast initiative was held at Orewa's Boulevard of Dreams on Monday evening.

The official launch is later this month.

Light up the Coast is one of 50 localised projects throughout the country which aims to network business operators in a particular area for mutual benefit. Another is Light up Rodney.

The network involves businesses having a `weblet', which is a kind of mini homepage.


Mr Delaney has big ambitions for the new platform.

He describes RealStew as "the next big thing" after social networking and aims to build a like-minded community that shares wealth.

This means users will get paid for contributions, including rewards for referrals to the site.

Hibiscus Coast businesses such as the Riverside Bar and Dine and The Boulevard of Dreams have already joined and have weblets in place.

The likes of youth workers Youth on Track are also making use of the services.

The weblet address of the Hibiscus Coast initiative is

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