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Abused reserve should be sold says resident

A Warkworth resident, disgusted at vandalism and dumping at a local reserve, says it’s not worth keeping as a public facility and Auckland Council should sell it off. Chris Wilkinson says the problems at a section of Wairere Reserve, on the eastern...... Read More

Pooches prohibited at Pakiri Beach and park

Dog owners who want to take their dogs to Pakiri Beach will need a boat or helicopter to legally do so. Last month, dog owners were confronted by a new sign at Pakiri River Road saying dogs were prohibited at all times at what has been a well-loved...... Read More

Omaha challenges freedom camping bylaw

A legal challenge mounted by the Omaha Beach Community (OBC) residents and ratepayers group has successfully stalled moves to introduce a controversial new freedom camping bylaw. The bylaw was due to be voted on by Auckland Council’s Governing...... Read More

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