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Mahurangi Matters 31 March 2021 - Off the Record

You can’t get there from here A NZ Transport Agency clarification on ramps at the Puhoi intersection of the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway reveals that you will not be able to travel to Warkworth from Puhoi on the new motorway, nor will you be able...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 17 March 2021 - Off the Record

Cat-a-tonic Warkworth Vets partner Danny Cash admitted falling into a classic trap for young players when speaking at the opening of their new animal hospital last month. He told guests that shortly after he graduated, he was required to pass on some...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 3 March 2021 - Off the Record

Funny old world What’s this? Local Labour MP Marja Lubeck sells a laminated copy of a Mahurangi Matters cartoon to National’s Chris Penk in Parliament’s debating chamber – a cartoon, which lampoons both MPs. What’s more,...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 17 February 2021 - Off the Record

Be prepared A Mahurangi holidaymaker, who had to catch a bus from the Bay of Plenty to Auckland over New Year, was impressed with the driver’s no-nonsense approach to Covid requirements. “When we cross the border, put on a mask. If you haven’t...... Read More

Taking stock, moving forward

A year like no other in living memory is how many of us will look back on 2020. The stuff of Hollywood movies suddenly became reality and words such as bubbles, clusters, quarantine, lockdown, community transmission and asymptomatic entered our day-to-day...... Read More

Taking stock, moving forward

By Local Matters general manager Jannette Thompson A year like no other in living memory is how many of us will look back on 2020. The stuff of Hollywood movies suddenly became our reality and words such as bubbles, clusters, quarantine, lockdown, community...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 2 September 2020 - Off the Record

The Oyster Party has erected signs in Kaipara ki Mahurangi promising a fresh approach. Party leader Tom Oyst says other foods have also been gaining attention for their aphrodisiac qualities. The Pomegranate Party has been seeding doubt while the Banana...... Read More

Cartoon - No emergency relief this summer

Residents who rely on rainwater are being urged to install an extra tank or they could be left high and dry by Auckland Council this summer. Ongoing drought pressures and Emergency Budget cuts mean that even if household tanks run dry and there are...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - Off the Record - 5 August 2020

Pic-y rodents Students trapping rats around the grounds of Mahurangi College have found their local rodents are fussy eaters. The school’s forest project coordinator, Colin Binsted, told last month’s Rodney Local Board meeting that the bog-standard...... Read More

Claytons open workshops

Readers with long enough memories may recall Claytons. It was one of the first ‘non-alcoholic alcohol’ drinks in NZ, packaged to look like whisky. The ad went something like: ‘Claytons – the drink you have when you’re not...... Read More