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Mahurangi Matters, 16 June 2021 - Off the Record

Oops! Transport Minister Michael Wood, right,  congratulates Rodney Local Board member Colin Smith on the board having funded bus services using a targeted rate. Mr Smith, who is better known for seeking road improvements, appeared to be not entirely...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 2 June 2021 - Off the Record

Young at heart Mahurangi Matters loved this mobility scooter often seen parked outside the Warkworth RSA. It just goes to show that although growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional. Phone interrogation Is the KGB now training phone company...... Read More

We say - Cultural sensitivity versus science

The discovery of a dead minke whale on the beach at Goat Island on May 10 was a sad affair (see story). Estimated to weigh about eight tonnes, heavy machinery had to be brought in to remove the animal from the beach to an undisclosed burial spot. While...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters, 21 April 2021 - Off the Record

Hot cross bunnies The Easter Bunny was spotted doing good deeds and spreading happiness throughout Wellsford and in Warkworth over the holiday weekend, but colourful signs advertising his presence in Wellsford did not fare quite so well. Three large...... Read More

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