Mahurangi News

Cash boost for Kaipara projects

The Government will spend $5.5 million on a ‘wellbeing infrastructure’ package for projects in the Kaipara District it was announced today. The Maungaturoto Community Charitable Trust will receive its most substantial top up yet with $1.75...... Read More

Prefabricated homes offer affordable housing future

A specialised truck with steering axles for manoeuvrability delivers a modular home. The three-bedroom, 143 square metre Vista 3 modular home from Advance Build. Modular homes produced in a Northland factory could be the solution to the Government’s...... Read More

Trust proposes high-speed ferry terminal

Success! Mahurangi River Restoration Trust members and supporters celebrate funding to dredge the Mahurangi River. From left, Steve Burrett, Peter Thompson, Hugh Gladwell, Murray Chapman, Kathryn Ashworth and Marja Lubeck. Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis,...... Read More

General election candidates tussle at Warkworth Town Hall

Around 150 people braved chilly weather to attend a Meet the Candidates meeting in the Warkworth Town Hall last week. Candidate Beth Houlbrooke (ACT) joked that it was as cold inside the building as out, saying it was hard to talk because she was suffering...... Read More

Kaipara wins big after securing $100 million to restore harb

The Kaipara Harbour was the big winner among 22 environmental projects announced last week, receiving $100 million of the $160 million fund. It is hoped that the Kaipara restoration project, which involves planting and fencing of waterways that feed...... Read More

Mahurangi traveller relieved after Covid journey ordeal

Scotts Landing resident Kelly Grovehills vows she will frame her airline boarding passes after a harrowing seven-week ordeal attempting to return to New Zealand in a world plagued by Covid-19. Kelly set off on her adventure of a lifetime in January,...... Read More

Houlbrooke suffers as ACT gains more momentum

ACT party candidate for the Kaipara Ki Mahurangi seat Beth Houlbrooke says she was a “victim of her own success”, after her party stripped her of the deputy leader role and dropped her down from number 2 to number 13 on the ACT party list. Ms...... Read More

Vale - Drew Marshall

Drew Marshall defied diagnosis, hanging on two days longer than the nurses said was possible, passing away with family at his side at Warkworth Hospital last month. Born in 1945, at the end of World War II, Brian Andrew Marshall was named after his...... Read More

Wellsford bank is back, but only three days a week

Having failed to reopen when the country moved to Alert Level 1 on June 8, the Wellsford branch of ASB has finally reopened – but opening hours have been cut to three days a week. The bank is now open on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9am to...... Read More

Actor plays action hero after doing his homework

Warkworth’s Rama Marrow, 12, will star on the silver screen this year in Northspur, a Kiwi production about the downfall of modern society in the wake of an electromagnetic pulse. Rama has been with an acting agency for most of his life, but...... Read More