Editor's Say

Mahurangi Matters - Off The Record 23 October 2019

Close encounters Politicians and journalists have an uneasy relationship at the best of times. Things got a little more strained when Mahurangi Matters ran a story about Rodney First’s unhealthy control over community social media pages. Nevertheless,...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 2 October 2019 - Off the Record

Still a little bit country A reader sent in the photo above as a reminder that although we might be part of Auckland, the local drinking establishments don’t quite have that gentrified Ponsonby air about them ... well, not yet anyway! Speaking...... Read More

Candidates campaign on open workshops

For this paper, it is significant that the issue of public access to the local board’s closed and confidential workshops has become an election platform for this year’s Hibiscus & Bays Local Board candidates (see story in Election lift out...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 17 July 2019 _Off the Record

Wedded bliss Mangawhai’s Mady Jessup shared an insight into his married life on the Mangawhai Locals Page last month. “I’m so bored,” he writes. “It’s my silver wedding anniversary, so I bought a map of the world and...... Read More

Local Opinion - June 19, 2019

The news that $1 million of taxpayers’ money is to fund journalists working for private and public media businesses has been greeted with anger by a number of community newspapers, including Local Matters, publishers of Hibiscus Matters and Mahurangi...... Read More

Off the Record - Mahurangi Matters 19 June 2019

Blowin’ in the wind. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, as Amanda Johnson’s photo of the goal posts at the Mahurangi rugby grounds demonstrates. Yes, it was a pretty windy day. Creative thinking. At a recent Leigh Bar quiz...... Read More

Open workshops

This is a local body election year, and in the coming months there will be candidates seeking your vote for the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board and the governing body of Auckland Council. Locals are being encouraged to stand for these positions and to attend...... Read More