Mahurangi News

New vet hospital set to be best in the north

The purpose-built clinic will act as a regional veterinary hub as the local population grows. Six years of planning and investment come to fruition this month with the opening of Warkworth Vets’ new 465 square metre veterinary hospital in Hudson...... Read More

Striking similarities

Allie Telfer and her dog Yogi. Baylee Rako and her dog Meeko. Chris Jamieson, who had just broken his neck, with his terrier Ted who had just been neutered. They say people choose pets that look like themselves, and Mahurangi Matters wanted to...... Read More

NZTA to submit proposal to toll Puhoi to Warkworth motorway

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) plans to submit a proposal to toll the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway (Ara Tūhono) within weeks, despite fierce local opposition.    NZTA national manager of system design, Robyn Elston, says the agency is working...... Read More

Dome likely dumping ground for New Caledonia waste

Michelle Carmichael testifying at the landfill resource consent hearings in December. She says it is astounding that waste from New Caledonia could end up in the Dome Valley.  Waste Management has confirmed waste from New Caledonia will likely...... Read More

Northern checkpoints on shaky legal ground

The State Highway 1 checkpoint was located just south of the turn off to State Highway 12 and Maungaturoto. Signs in Kaiwaka warned of a checkpoint. Mangawhai Heads Four Square. Mangawhai Heads Super Liquor. The checkpoints that locked down the...... Read More

Redesign addresses Wood Street congestion in Mangawhai

Wood Street has gone one-way for the second time in two years. Consultation is continuing on Kaipara District Council’s project to improve conditions for traffic and pedestrians in the main Wood Street shopping area of Mangawhai Heads. The latest...... Read More

Popular pooch names for 2020

For a fifth year in a row, Bella has topped the list of most popular dog names on Auckland Council’s dog registration list. Some of the database’s more unusual names include 10k, 2Face, A$AP, A1, Y and YG. Royal pooch names registered on...... Read More

Caps in theatre

Anaesthetist Dr Sarah Preissler-Hunt, made 72 theatre caps for her team. Northland District Health Board theatre staff are switching to personalised theatre caps as part of a patient safety initiative.  Anaesthetist Sarah Preissler-Hunt said that...... Read More

Funding available for healthy food initiatives

Applications are open for funding that will help whānau and communities access healthy food in Northland. Through the Kai Ora Fund, community groups, social enterprises and small businesses can apply for up to $5000 to support initiatives...... Read More

Mangawhai Beach classrooms near completion

Mangawhai Beach School’s new building will be built in the style of a marae. Mangawhai Beach School students expect to move into new classrooms in June. The new school building – built in the style of a marae – is one of a series...... Read More