Mahurangi News

Borrow and return bags not coming back

A scheme to help Matakana become plastic-bag free by supplying a bank of reusable fabric bags at the local Four Square is in danger of becoming a victim of its own success. Some 300 cloth bags made by volunteers have been snapped up by shoppers in...... Read More

Playgroup helps keep Maori language alive

When sisters-in-law Melissa Crockett-Joyoue and Lili Crockett couldn’t find a local preschool facility specialising in teaching Te Reo Maori, they decided the only option was to start one themselves. The result is Tipua Te Reo, a playgroup that...... Read More

Northern Arena confirms swim pool plan

Northern Arena, a major leisure centre in Silverdale, is negotiating the purchase of land in Warkworth to start development of a swimming pool facility by 2020. It is understood the privately-owned site is near the Warkworth Showgrounds. Northern Arena...... Read More

Crime wave prompts campaign for cameras

Frustration at the number of vehicle break-ins on the top level of the Baxter Street carpark in Warkworth has prompted a local man to launch a fundraising campaign for more security cameras. Matters came to head for Jeremey Holman late last month when...... Read More

Crime wave prompts campaign for cameras

Frustration at the number of vehicle break-ins on the top level of the Baxter Street carpark in Warkworth has prompted a local man to launch a fundraising campaign for more security cameras. Matters came to head for Jeremey Holman late last month when...... Read More

Election hopefuls make pitch

Local candidates seeking a seat in Parliament after the next election set out their views and answered questions at a public meeting at the Salty Dog Inn in Snells Beach last week. They were Mark Mitchell (National), Marja Lubeck (Labour), Hayley Holt...... Read More

Ideas flow at community-led consultation on growth

Should the main street of Warkworth be made into a pedestrian mall? Would it be appropriate to build high rise residential and retail along the river front? Should a cinema be built at the old Cement Works? These are just a few of the suggestions and...... Read More

Innovation captures umbrella market

An innovative design is setting Mahurangi East resident Greig Brebner apart from the competition in the global umbrella market. Greig first conceived the idea for Blunt umbrellas while living in London in 1999, after being disappointed in the quality...... Read More

Building on market again

The iconic Smashed Pipi Bar and Café in Mangawhai is on the market again, but this time with a new tenant, Dune bar and cafe. The 1.7 hectare freehold property was first offered for sale in December 2015. However, despite a few offers, Colliers...... Read More

Introducing: Absolute Companion Driving

A lengthy drive to the hospital can be a lonely experience and somewhat frightening or even dangerous if you happen to be elderly or unwell. Few people know this better than Oona Proffitt, who spent years as a caregiver for senior citizens. To take out...... Read More