Cartoons

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

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