Work starts on Hill Street

Auckland Transport (AT) will press ahead with temporary improvements to the Hill Street intersection in the coming weeks but remains undecided about a controversial barrier arm. Phase 1 of the improvement project will see the installation of a pedestrian...... Read More

Local Board machinations

Independent Rodney Local Board members have hit out at the Rodney First ticket saying its effective control of the board is undemocratic and lacks transparency. Six members of the nine-member board are part of Rodney First, and Rodney First members...... Read More

Country Park sale continues

The Matakana Country Park leisure and retail complex remains unsold a month after tenders closed. Among the tenders was a surprise $6.25 million bid from the Matakana Community Group (MM December 13). Bayleys agent Mark Macky said last week the site...... Read More

Motorway route progresses

The indicative route for the 25km Warkworth to Te Hana motorway is expected to be released by the New Zealand Transport Agency next month. Information days will be held in Warkworth, Wellsford and Te Hana, but dates were not confirmed when Mahurangi...... Read More

New Year list honours locals

From left, the late Russell Kemp, for services to Maori. Vern Dark, for services to business and education. Isobel Greenwood, for services to the community. Services to Maori, education and the community earned three Mahurangi residents awards in this...... Read More

Introducing: Nought 2 Twelve

A spur of the moment decision to open a children’s boutique in Warkworth has launched recent arrival Niomi Kelly into the world of retailing. The idea for her new shop, Nought 2 Twelve, in Riverside Arcade, was hatched while visiting the area...... Read More

Healing sunscreen developed

A Snells Beach inventor is aiming to revolutionise the sunscreen market and a range of medical products through the use of a special gel and natural plant products. Dr Alistair Lane was gifted the formula for the gel from friend Graeme Robertson, who...... Read More

Press Release: Speed cameras installation

A new safe speed camera will start operating next week on East Coast Road in Redvale in an effort to lower speeds and reduce deaths and injuries on our roads. “Road crashes have devastating impacts on families and communities,” says Superintendent...... Read More

Press Release: Dynamic lane update

Trial proper starts for PM peak on 24 January   The installation of dynamic lane controls on Whangaparaoa Rd on the Hibiscus Coast will be completed before the holidays but the road will continue to operate with a traffic lane in each direction...... Read More

Whangaparaoa town centre plan released

Guidelines for the future development of Whangaparaoa’s town centre are to be discussed with the community early next year, after the release of the draft Whangaparaoa Centre Plan. The plan covers the area along Whangaparaoa Road from New World...... Read More