Mahurangi News

Tarakihi campaign launched

The recreational fishing lobby group LegaSea is urging the Minister of Fisheries to drastically cut catches of tarakihi to help rebuild the population. LegaSea spokesperson Richard Baker says the east coast population has fallen by more than 80 per...... Read More

Bungled sewage repair job pollutes Kaipara Harbour

Tonnes of sewage was needlessly allowed to flow into the Kaipara Harbour for days after Watercare failed to properly attend to burst pipes. The Wellsford representative on the Rodney Local Board, Colin Smith, says the incident is symptomatic of more...... Read More

Roadworks hurt business

Despite Auckland Transport working with One Warkworth Business Association to stage the project and keep the road open at all times, most traders have still suffered. AGA Turkish Cuisine shut up shop while works took place at the lower end of Neville...... Read More

Matakana man conquers Greenland

John Gluckman never doubted himself in his quest to cross Greenland. Matakana adventurer John Gluckman has added another notch to his belt after crossing Greenland – the largest island in the world. John was a member of a six-man party, plus...... Read More

Sun shines on Matariki

Sunshine, food and entertainment attracted around 300 people to the Matariki Kapa haka Festival last month. The event was held at Rodney College on June 30 and was supported by Te Uri O Hau Settlement Trust, Te Puni Kokiri and the Rodney Local Board....... Read More

Council denies asset sales

Auckland Council has dismissed as incorrect the appearance of two Mahurangi campgrounds and the Omaha Beach Golf Course on a list of assets it might be considering selling. The list was published in a NZ Herald article on July 9, under the heading...... Read More

Targeted rate to deliver Wellsford bus service...

Rodney Local Board has set the ball rolling on top priority transport improvements to be funded by its controversial targeted rate, starting with a Wellsford to Warkworth bus service and a Warkworth Park and Ride. Board chair Beth Houlbrooke said the...... Read More

Northland develops new plug-in tsunami sirens

New indoor tsunami sirens have been developed for Northland coastal residents, businesses and visitors who are unable to hear any of the 191 outdoor alarms in the region. The plug-in sirens include a flashing blue light as well as a loud alarm and...... Read More

Vale - Donald (Don) Munro

26 August 1938 - 15 June 2018 A large contingent of the Mahurangi trucking fraternity gathered at the Ranfurly Hall in Kaipara Flats, on June 22, to pay their last respects to one of their own, Don Munro. Don died unexpectedly after being taken ill...... Read More

Help from Homebuilders

For young people experiencing anxiety or depression, Homebuilders offer free one-to-one counselling for teenagers with an experienced youth worker. To contact, call 425 7048 or email homebuildersfs@clear.net.nz ... Read More