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Landfill consent applications filed as rahui imposed

Eight months after the shock news that a new regional landfill dump is being planned for the Dome Valley, Waste Management has lodged its formal resource consent applications with Auckland Council. The applications went in just days before local iwi...... Read More

AT blasted for dithering on Matakana link road

AT blasted for dithering on Matakana link road One Warkworth Business Association fears that time is rapidly running out to ensure the proposed Matakana link road is built on time and of sufficient capacity to prevent Warkworth degenerating into...... Read More

Disc golf course proposed for Lucy Moore Park

The Warkworth Lions has tossed a new idea to the public for the use of Warkworth’s Lucy Moore Park and it involves building a nine-hole course. The club is suggesting that more people would be encouraged to use the park if it was home to a disc...... Read More

Water supply residue causes some concern

Warkworth water consumers are noticing an unhappy side-effect of their new water supply. Last December, Watercare switched over from a river supply to an underground aquifer. Around three million litres of water is being drawn each day from two bores,...... Read More

Warkworth crossings spark heated public criticism

A Warkworth-Wellsford bus driver has added her voice to a flurry of complaints about the siting of to new pedestrian crossings in Warkworth. Heather Moyle, who drives the 998 bus, says the crossings are too close to the roundabout at the bottom of...... Read More

Council idle as historic site disintegrates

Warkworth man John Tate says night-time intruders are destroying one of Warkworth’s most historic sites and Auckland Council shows little interest in doing anything about it. John spent months trying to get a Council officer to inspect the Wilson...... Read More

Push for rail service to proposed landfill

Mahurangi residents have put together a comprehensive plan to solve major environmental and traffic hazards if permission is granted for a controversial landfill, in the Dome Valley. A major concern with the landfill, proposed by industry giant Waste...... Read More

Outrage over dangerous footpaths

An 85-year-old woman was forced to spend five nights in hospital after tripping over an uneven footpath in Warkworth, even though Auckland Transport (AT) has known about the hazard for years. Retired Brick Bay resident Gaye Rowe was using the pedestrian...... Read More

Protesters say landfill leachate threatens

About 20 protesters returned to State Highway 1, this time near the Hill Street intersection on Waitangi Day, to continue to voice their opposition to a proposed landfill in the Dome Valley.     Industry giant Waste Management wants...... Read More

Weir have all the whitebait gone?

The pros and cons of removing a weir on the Mahurangi River to allow whitebait free passage up the river will be debated at the Warkworth Town Hall on Wednesday, February 13. The evening is the first Warkworth Town Hall Talk of the year. It will start...... Read More