Mahurangi News

Online voting proposed for 2019 council election

Auckland Council media release: Auckland Council’s Governing Body has given its in-principle support for conducting an online voting trial in the 2019 local government elections. At yesterday’s meeting (May 24), the Governing Body...... Read More

Tide turns on North Rodney house prices

The tide has turned on North Rodney house prices, which were heading for a million dollar average, but the market is still looking no brighter for first home buyer. Last month the QV House Price Index showed average prices in the region had dropped...... Read More

Hospices combine for show

Hospice’s popular wearable arts competition is spreading its wings this year with a new partnership and a new venue. Catwalk Arts will be staged at the Orewa College Arts and Events Centre on October 6. Hibiscus Hospice is teaming up with its...... Read More

New bus service for Warkworth

Auckland Transport will introduce a new bus service for Warkworth in September. The connector bus will take Warkworth commuters as far as Silverdale and from there they will be able to catch a bus into central Auckland. The service will be part of...... Read More

Mahurangi wins big under Land Transport Plan

The newly released draft Auckland Regional Land Transport Plan has allocated about $1.3 billion to transport-related projects in the Mahurangi area of Rodney alone. Rodney councillor Greg Sayers says although actual funding for some of these projects...... Read More

Ditch targeted rate, says Sayers

Rodney councillor Greg Sayers is appealing to the Rodney Local Board to withdraw its planned targeted rate to fix Rodney’s Transport woes after what he says is poor public support for the proposal. Forty-three per cent of public submissions on...... Read More

Motorway uncertainty infuriates landowners

A government failure to commit to the proposed Warkworth to Wellsford Road of National Significance (RoNS) has left scores of property owners sitting on heavily devalued land that they can neither sell nor develop. Initially, the New Zealand Transport...... Read More

Vale - Stuart Callender

A loving husband, proud father and grandfather (known as Puku), loyal friend, dedicated lawyer and diehard Mooloo supporter was how many remembered Warkworth lawyer Stuart Callender at a service held at the Matakana Hall on May 7. There was standing...... Read More

Log’s waka credentials looking a little shaky

Archaeologists might be paddling up the wrong river in their claim that an artefact found on the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway construction site is a partly completed waka. Transport Agency’s senior manager of project delivery, Chris Hunt, says...... Read More

New centre seeks positive outcomes for youth

A new youth centre offering a range of support services and activities for young people and their families in the Wellsford, Mangawhai and Kaiwaka area is opening in Wellsford on Monday, May 21. Te Waka Youth is based in a cottage at the rear of Coast...... Read More