Mahurangi News

Student voters head to polls

About 140,000 school-age voters will jump the gun on their adult counterparts when they start mock elections next week. A record-breaking 1034 schools are preparing to take part in the Electoral Commission’s Kids Voting civics education programme,...... Read More

Reprimand over motel arrests

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that police, while targeting the owners of a motel business in Warkworth, went beyond the bounds of a legitimate police intelligence operation. Their actions included two breaches of privacy, an unlawful...... Read More

Living it up in lockdown

When Alert Level 3 lockdown was announced late on Tuesday, August 11, Mahurangi was resigned and disappointed. It had been over 100 days since the last case of community transmission in New Zealand, and life was just starting to feel like it was returning...... Read More

Cemetery committee seeks relatives of dead

Some graves at are in poor repair. The poor state of many of the graves in the All Saints Kaukapakapa Cemetery has prompted the cemetery committee to plan major repairs. Organiser Megan Paterson says to begin with eight of the worst-affected graves...... Read More

Online expert sounds warning on Covid conspiracy theories

Nat Torkington A former government technical advisor is warning social media users of the potential harm of conspiracy theories which are proliferating in the wake of Covid-19. Nat Torkington was among Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s hand-picked...... Read More

Eel poisoning linked to land use

Auckland Council investigators have found that tests into the death of dozens of eels at Te Arai Stream are inconclusive. On June 5, residents found the dead eels at the mouth of the stream and were concerned they had been poisoned by discharge from...... Read More

Advance stands for local seat

Carolyn Minnée Advance NZ party candidate Carolyn Minnée has joined the growing list of hopefuls who will contest the Kaipara ki Mahurangi seat at the General Election. Ms Minnée, who helps run an online training business and lives...... Read More

Drought-busting bid to cut water fees

Councillors Wayne Walker, John Watson and Greg Sayers want Watercare to cut connection costs for people on tank water who could access mains water. Fears of another summer drought have led three northern Auckland councillors to push Watercare to cut...... Read More

Offshore sand dredging opposed

Critics of sand mining say it is eroding the beach at Mangawhai. Auckland Council has received 661 submissions following the public notification of Kaipara Limited’s resource consent application for offshore sand extraction near Pakiri. Of the...... Read More