Mahurangi News

Kaiwaka residents to organise clean-up of McLean Park

An artist’s impression of one of the soon to be built footbridges. The Kaiwaka Can residents group will undertake a clean-up of McLean Park in Kaiwaka, which has fallen into a state of disrepair. Chair David Wright says the current state is unacceptable. “Currently...... Read More

$5 million plan to stop sediment flow into Mahurangi River

Examining the Mahurangi River catchment map, from left, Shelley Hackett, Adam Schelhammer, Colin Harvey (MERRA) and Leo Van de Wijdeven (landowner). Managers of a project designed to stop thousands of tonnes of sediment flowing into the Mahurangi River...... Read More

Kiribati women’s fashion businesses inspire and thrive

Tuimata Baoti and Arinateiti Baia. Their success has inspired other Kiribati women. A splash of colour from Arina Sewing Stylish and elegant clothing from Tui Fashion. by Alisha McLennan Communications student Two Warkworth Kiribati women, who...... Read More

Springboard catches global attention

Former All Black Sean Fitzpatrick visited Springboard last month. Springboard’s pilot boxing programme has caught the attention of international sporting organisation Laureus. It has received a grant from the Laureus Sport for Good fund to continue...... Read More

Brigade wins at nationals

Warkworth’s Nick Mclean (back right) and Silverdale’s Adrian Rice, Tyler McEnaney and Louis Tailby. Photo, Derek Quinn of 111emergency.co.nz. Warkworth Volunteer Fire Brigade deputy chief Nick McLean and his teammates won the national title...... Read More

Dome Valley Café reopens

Baby Niko, Makin Taraniko, Onno Ursem and cafe manager Emmy Cottingham. The staff and owners did the refit. The iconic Dome Valley Café reopened last month, 18 months after it was put into liquidation by its previous owners. Onno Ursem...... Read More

Queen’s Service Medal for services to Fire and Emergency

Kaiwaka’s Chief Fire Officer, John Bowmar, received his Queen’s Service Medal for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community from Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy at Government House in Wellington last month. John has...... Read More

Historic rural hall seeks friends for funding

Susan Isemonger says the hall needs repairs now, and in future the committee would like to add a deck and larger windows so users can enjoy the views over the Oruawharo River. One of the region’s few remaining community-owned halls is running...... Read More

Auckland needs Pakiri’s sand, commissioners hear

Kaipara Ltd legal representative Morgan Slyfield. Commissioner chair Les Simmons. A new map produced by Kaipara Ltd sections off an area to be avoided by dredging, marked in grey. Hearings for Kaipara Ltd’s resource consent application to dredge...... Read More

NZTA drags its feet on Wellsford footbridge

Heavy vehicles speed through at 70kph. The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) remains uncommitted to a $1.4 million footpath project on State Highway 1 in Wellsford. Rodney Local Board has agreed to spend funds raised from the Rodney Targeted Rate on the project,...... Read More