Mahurangi News

Boaties casting off to raise funds for helicopter

Keen anglers should be getting their rods and reels ready to win cash and prizes worth $70,000 at the 15th annual Leigh Fishing Contest on Saturday, March 17. This year’s top prize is a Surtees 495 Workmate boat and 60HP Honda outboard package,...... Read More

Sweet Appreciation with Chocolate Brown

Congratulations to Nick Davidson, of Scotts Landing, who is a recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. He was nominated by Janice Florence, who wrote: "Nick Davidson services the local businesses in Warkworth on a regular basis and...... Read More

Warkworth hit by deluge

Last month, 273.2mm of rain pelted Warkworth, the highest since records going back to 1985. The previous high was 226mm in February 2004. The downpour spelled trouble for local businesses. Kaipara Hills farmer Stephen Dill says he really noticed the...... Read More

Thundercats will strike again in Omaha

Omaha is set to become a permanent location in the Demon Energy Summer Thunder racing series, the national competition for Thundercat boats, following a successful debut event there last month. The series is a seven-race competition held between January...... Read More

Rare lizard found in Warkworth

A rare species of lizard has been spotted at Parry Kauri Park in Warkworth. It is believed to be the first time the Forest gecko has been seen at the park and conservationists are hailing it as a triumph of predator-control efforts. The lizard was...... Read More

Residents claim proposed quarry expansion threaten

Mangawhai residents are up in arms about a proposed expansion of Lake Road Quarries, saying it will have serious consequences for the natural environment and poses a health and safety risk. The Lake Road Preservation Society, comprising around 35 neighbours...... Read More

Retailers seething over planned Neville St closure

Warkworth retailers are furious at a planned partial closure of Neville Street by Auckland Transport (AT). Retailers and café owners on Neville Street complain the closure will be devastating for businesses and threatens their livelihoods and...... Read More

How did they do that?

Mason Contractors caught the attention of crowds at the recent Wellsford Lions Roaring Truck Show held at Centennial Park. Their eye-catching stack of trucks ended up winning the award for best fleet. More than 50 trucks took part in the truck show,...... Read More

Two chances to win big in Hospice lottery draw

A brand new car and a trip to Sri Lanka are the big prizes in a lottery being run to raise funds for local Hospice between now and the end of May. One lucky winner will receive a Ford Fiesta Trend from North Harbour Ford valued at $26,240, while a...... Read More

Matakana drivers urged to use carpark

More car drivers in Matakana need to get into the habit of using the new carpark beside the school instead of parking on grass berms in the village centre. That was the message from Plume Café owner Clyde Cooper at the quarterly Matakana Community...... Read More