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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

Mahurangi Matters 22 May 2019 - Off the Record

Peter, Paul and … A photo shoot at the Mahu Trading Post required Men’s Shed enthusiast Glyn Williams to introduce Trading Post chair Peter Marwick, Men’s Shed secretary Paul Maguiness and himself to a Mahurangi Matters photographer....... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 8 May 2019_Off the Record

Dark ages, enlightened learning A power cut last week stretching from Puhoi to Mangawhai sent the area back to the dark ages, but fortunately Mahurangi College had a backup plan. It was back to basics with teachers dusting off the textbooks and notepads...... Read More

But is it recyclable?

Sometime ago I received a press release about a new product – fruit pulp in a squeezable plastic container. Politely I asked how you recycle this packaging, which was new at the time, and was told there were no options currently. I suggested it...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 17 April 2019 - Off the Record

Coming after all? Housing stock in upmarket Omaha looked set to diversify with a Ministry of Homes and Housing Development sign on Takatu Road advising 150 affordable kiwi build homes were on their way. Before Omaha residents had time to digest the prospect,...... Read More

Gutsy approach to immunity

With winter approaching, I have had many people wanting to talk about how they can use nutrition to support their immune system and keep winter bugs at bay. As Hippocrates said: “Let food be thy medicine.” We know that real food contains...... Read More