Mahurangi News

Plans to fight landfill gather pace

More than 100 people packed into Wellsford Community Centre last night for a public meeting called to oppose plans to site a new Auckland regional landfill on 1000ha of farm and forestry land in the Dome Valley. Organiser and local resident Dave Sawyer...... Read More

Landfill land sale still conditional

Waste Management, the company proposing to build an Auckland regional landfill north of the Dome, has confirmed that it does not yet own the land. The company, which is owned by the Chinese state-owned Beijing Capital Group, has secured Overseas Investment...... Read More

Crayfish crisis worries marine scientists

Auckland University scientists are calling for an expansion of the Cape Rodney-Okakari Point (Goat Island) Marine Reserve to stop crayfish numbers dwindling to an all-time low. The university operates the Leigh Marine Laboratory, and the reserve was...... Read More

Dump proposal faces zoning hurdle

Waste Management could face “some difficulty” in obtaining permission to develop a landfill in the Dome Valley, which is zoned as rural production land in the Auckland Unitary Plan, according to Auckland Council. Landfill is a non-complying...... Read More

Sweet Appreciation - Lisa Ashton

Congratulations to Lisa Ashton, of Whangaripo, who is a recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. Lisa was nominated by Trevor Salmons, who wrote … "I’d like to thank Lisa Ashton, who has supported my wife Barbara for over...... Read More

Creative writers listen up!

The deadline for the Mahurangi Matters Short Story competition has been extended to November 30. Now is the time to get that story idea down on paper or dust off that unpublished manuscript in your bottom drawer. Polish it up, and get it submitted. All...... Read More

AT bosses summoned to explain link road lane cut

Auckland Transport (AT) chiefs have agreed to visit Warkworth to explain to local businesses, Board members and lobby groups the reasoning behind their decision to reduce the Matakana link road from four lanes to two. Councillor Greg Sayers met with...... Read More

Falling roll forces Living Way to close

Living Way Christian School, based in Wellsford, will close its doors for the final time at the end of this year. Principal Peter Thomas says the board has decided to close the school in response to a falling roll and difficulty in recruiting teachers. The...... Read More

Petty crimes tarnish positive trends

A spate of unexplained robberies in the Warkworth township are going against the trend of a reduced crime rate in the area. On September 29, four commercial premises in town including Franklins Pharmacy and Warkworth Dental were all broken into between...... Read More

Coordinators vow to spice up Town Hall promotion

Community leaders and Auckland Council staff welcomed new Warkworth Town Hall facility coordinators Adrian and Alex Hayward with morning tea at the hall on October 1. The newly created co-ordinators job is to promote public use of the facility. Adrian...... Read More