Editor's Say

Off the Record - 18 April 2018

Who gives a toss! ACC is used to receiving bizarre claims, from the person who injured herself while trying to catch the bride’s bouquet to the Dad who slipped while trying to put the star on the top of the Christmas tree. Perhaps a new complaint,...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letters - 14 March 2018

Simply incorrect One Warkworth Business Association wishes to correct a statement made in the article Oaks contractors’ illegal parking hurting local retailers (MM February 28). The article said One Warkworth has done nothing about complaints from...... Read More

Off the Record - 14 March 2018

Mixed messages Valentine’s Day is a busy day for florists so who can blame them if they use a bit of shorthand on some of the message cards. However, one florist was mortified to learn that her young apprentice had sent out a bouquet of the flowers...... Read More

Christmas is upon us

As usual, the run up to Christmas is so busy you almost don’t have a chance to relax and celebrate the season of giving. This Christmas Hibiscus Matters collected supermarket vouchers for the Hibiscus Coast Community House’s foodbank, which...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Off the Record - 15 November 2017

Hayley Holt was among the star performers the Kowhai Festival Great Debate, making the case that ‘Brutal honesty is the best policy’. She pooh-poohed a suggestion by the opposition (Murray Chapman, Peter McCutcheon and Steve Reynolds) that...... Read More

Out with the old

Recent celebrations on the Hibiscus Coast indicate that Halloween is growing in popularity with families with young children and that even Guy Fawkes has its fans. Halloween evolved from a pagan celebration marking the end of autumn (thus the carving...... Read More

Paparazzi pest

While taking pictures at the Matakana School Gala, a Mahurangi Matters photographer felt he hadn’t quite captured the right image of Austin Peel, 2, fishing for ducks in a pond. Although Austin was being spirited away by his adult companion after...... Read More

Good riddance to bad rubbish

I returned from holiday last week to the welcome news that Countdown, followed by New World will, in response to consumer demand, be plastic bag free by the end of next year. It is a great start and reflects hard work and feedback by many individuals...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters Letters - 18 October 2017

Honesty lacking   I dislike it intensely when people present opinion as fact. Councillor Greg Sayers, in his column last week, firstly presented one person’s opinion, in what was essentially a gossip column, as some sort of review of...... Read More

The cost of crossing

Recently I was reminded of the time when former Rodney District councillor John Kirikiri said that if a particular pedestrian crossing project did not get underway soon (I can’t recall exactly where it was), he would head down there with a tin...... Read More