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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

Fury over plan to remove historic weir

An Auckland Council plan to remove the historic weir across the Mahurangi River, close to the Bridgehouse bar and restaurant, has infuriated locals who insist it must stay. But Auckland Council’s senior advisor for freshwater biodiversity Matt...... Read More

Locals air their views on Hill Street

More than 200 people took the opportunity to listen to experts and provide feedback at public open days last month to look at options for improving Warkworth’s notoriously congested Hill Street intersection. Members of the public met with representatives...... Read More

The Bush Classroom

Mahurangi College plans to turn an area of native bush adjacent to the school into a “living classroom”, which will encourage students to take care of the environment and, at the same time, provide learning opportunities across all aspects...... Read More

Planning despair as privacy goes out the window

Auckland Council’s planning and resource consent procedures have been labelled “a farce and an outrage” by a Warkworth couple after a neighbouring new-build that overlooks and overshadows their cottage was consented without them...... Read More

Dump defended as protests mount

The shock and dismay that has greeted a major landfill proposal for the Dome Valley bubbled to the surface at the first Waste Management Open Day held on October 17. Placards placed at the entrance to Springhill Estate where the meeting was held read...... Read More

Super Dump Bombshell

News that industry giant Waste Management wants to develop a major new landfill site for the Auckland region in the Dome Valley has been greeted with shock and dismay by the local community. Waste Management, which is owned by Beijing Capital, has...... Read More

Public outcry forces Council re-think on waste closure

Auckland Council has been forced to backtrack over plans to temporarily close the waste transfer stations at Snells Beach and Wellsford at the end of the month, following a public outcry and angry protests over the lack of notice or provision of alternative...... Read More

Araparera forest scheme finally delivers on Rodney roads

A total of 6.3 kilometres on nine roads in north Rodney will be sealed using the $2.8 million secured from the troubled Araparera Forestry joint venture fund. North Rodney ratepayers contributed $1.5 million to the scheme through a targeted rate over...... Read More