Mahurangi News

Hands of time swing forward for daylight saving

Daylight saving will start on September 24, when all clocks will be reset one hour forwards. Daylight saving time was first trialled in 1927, before it became NZ standard time and was trialled again in 1974. The daylight saving period, as determined...... Read More

Recycling centre hopes boosted

A formal Expression Of Interest by Mahurangi Wastebusters to establish new community recycling centres at Snells Beach and Wellsford has been shortlisted by Auckland Council. Group founder Trish Allen told September’s Matakana Community Group meeting...... Read More

Auckland Transport to announce link road route

Auckland Transport (AT) is expected to confirm the indicative route for the Matakana link road next month. AT’s major capital group manager David Nelson says once the announcement is made, further development of the preferred option and specialist...... Read More

Speed changes a compromise

A change to a 60km/h speed limit through Kaiwaka township and its outskirts may not be solving all road safety issues, according to community group Kaiwaka Can. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) implemented the change last month, as well as dropping...... Read More

New look for Leigh in bid to boost visitors

There’s a new tourism look for Leigh going into the summer season, with a redesigned logo, new website and revamped brochure aimed at drawing more visitors into the town and surrounds. The Leigh Business Community (LBC) has ditched its old Leigh...... Read More

Wellsford’s first business expo

Calling all businesses based in and around the Wellsford area – the town’s first ever Business Expo will be held at the OWL Community Hub on Saturday, September 30. The event is designed to be a public showcase for local goods and services. The...... Read More

Nutritional health guru visits Warkworth

Nutritional expert Dr Libby will speak about healthy living at the Warkworth Town Hall on September 26, at 7pm. Dr Libby is backed by 14 years of university study and two decades of clinical practice. Her books have sold more than 300,000 copies in...... Read More

Warkworth St John youth members achieve milestones

The youth branch of Warkworth St John is going from strength to strength, with numbers still growing and a number of members reaching important milestones. At the head of the 50-strong pack is 15-year-old Paige Robinson, who has just become Warkworth’s...... Read More

Physios take breakfast stretch

World Physiotherapy Day was celebrated by Mahurangi practitioners with a breakfast at Chocolate Brown, in Warkworth, on September 8. The day was an opportunity to raise awareness about the contribution the profession makes to keeping people well, mobile...... Read More

Extra counselling and new courses for Rodney women

Low cost counselling is now available to women with dependent children in Wellsford and surrounding areas, thanks to a new service from Rodney Women’s Centre. The resident counsellor will be Sarah Mitchell and six sessions will be available in...... Read More