Mahurangi News

Mahurangi creatives on show

A creation named “Mahurangi River Queen”, inspired by Warkworth’s historic scow Jane Gifford, was the supreme winner of last weekend’s Catwalk Arts. Flax was processed through a pasta maker then dyed and dried to make the skirt...... Read More

Volunteers at wits end over bird abuse

Volunteers desperately trying to save endangered native birds at Te Arai beach have threatened to quit following a spate of attacks on birds and abuse from the public. Volunteer and vice president of the Te Arai Beach Preservation Society, Reg Whale,...... Read More

Board boss faces tough questions on health...

Chair of both the Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB) and Auckland Transport (AT) Dr Lester Levy faced a battery of tough questions from Mahurangi community leaders this month as services struggle to cope with burgeoning demand. Media was excluded...... Read More

Commercial block for sale

What is believed to be the largest commercial property in Snells Beach is on the market. The standalone building at 270-278 Mahurangi East Road houses The Warehouse retail centre including underground parking for 90 vehicles. Its rateable value is...... Read More

Sweet Appreciation with Chocolate Brown

Congratulations to Judith Williams of Puhoi who is a recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. She was nominated by Kirk and Jessica Bakes, who wrote: Judith is a long-term, 40 years plus, resident and descendant of the Puhoi community. She...... Read More

Snells protesters stumped

The Snells Beach Norfolk pine protest officially ended this month when a contractor completed felling of the tree. The giant of nature had all of its branches removed before it was cut down in sections over several days to avoid damage to the surrounding...... Read More

AT bows on wharf closure

Auckland Transport (AT) has backed down on a plan to close Sandspit Wharf over summer following a storm of protest from local business owners, community groups and residents. About 50 people from interested groups made their views known to four AT...... Read More

Runner frustrated at dog poop tosser

Runner Jackie Russell takes seriously Mahatma Gandhi’s advice to “be the change you wish to see in the world.” That thinking has led her to risk her neck scrambling down muddy banks to gather up and properly dispose of plastic bags...... Read More

Push to put Point Wells Hall in community hands

Rodney Local Board has notified the public of its intention to grant a community licence to occupy and manage Point Wells Hall. The notification appears in this edition of Mahurangi Matters on page 45. The decision comes after the Point Wells Community...... Read More

Plinth unveiled

An oak plinth that started life at the Warkworth Town Hall officially returned to its home on October 12. The day marked 100 years since the Battle of Passchendaele – the worst day in New Zealand’s military history. Seven men from the Warkworth...... Read More