Mahurangi News

Rates must be paid

The Northland Regional Council is pleading with people to not stop paying their rates or cancel direct debits. Council chair Penny Smart says if rates are not paid then the region’s recovery from the Covid-19 lockdown will be slower, more painful...... Read More

Demand for water rising

Rainfall last month has topped up some water tanks across the district but extra use during quarantine has increased demand for water tanker deliveries. According to a weather station in Sandspit, scattered falls during March amounted to twice the rainfall...... Read More

Property on record high pre-lockdown

Media Release The Auckland residential property market was in full recovery mode before being stopped in its tracks by the Covid-19 lock down, according to Barfoot & Thompson managing director Peter Thompson. “Confidence in Auckland property was...... Read More

Helping women in crisis

Mahurangi churches are on the lookout for spare housing units to assist women and children in crisis during the current Covid-19 lockdown. The Mahu Vision Community Trust – a ministry of the Mahurangi Presbyterian Church – says it anticipates...... Read More

Commercial leases “no easy answer”

Local businesses and commercial landlords are being urged to engage with each other, negotiate and explore every possible option for support and relief. With most shops and offices closed, and all hospitality outlets unable to trade, there are fears...... Read More

Market and gym flooded

Fire crews were called to a Snells Beach food shop this morning after a burst water pipe caused extensive flooding. The Food Market owner Aliesha Stent arrived at her Mahurangi East Road premises to find water pouring through the ceiling and a strong...... Read More

Tempers flare over park boundary

Anyone thinking of exploring the new public park on the Mahurangi East Peninsula, once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, should be careful where they tread. Auckland Council spent $12 million to purchase 200ha for a public park on the peninsula, south...... Read More

Food aid on its way

Auckland Council has set up a system to assist Aucklanders struggling to access basic household supplies. Starting from tomorrow (Wednesday, April 1), Aucklanders who are unable to afford groceries, or who are in self-isolation with no access to...... Read More

Lockdown in Shanghai

Think lockdown is pretty tough going in Mahurangi? Imagine living high up in a multi-story apartment in Shanghai with no escape. Robayne Magnusson discovered a Snells Beach family who are doing just that ... It’s Day Nine of lockdown in the Pahl...... Read More

Shopping help from volunteers

The newly formed volunteer group Mahurangi Caremongers is offering help for people shopping at New World Warkworth. Spokesperson Murray Chapman says a roster of volunteers has been set-up to stand outside the supermarket to help people who might struggle...... Read More