Mahurangi News

Haughey cleared as police cover-up fails

Attempts to suppress vital information connected to an alleged “negative culture” at Warkworth police station have failed. A document secured by Mahurangi Matters vindicates former Sergeant Bede Haughey and instead highlights failings in...... Read More

Chestnut farm in court

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has entered into a settlement agreement with the owners of 185 Sandspit Road, Warkworth, and a penalty hearing is set down in the High Court for July 4. The 80ha property, known as the chestnut farm, was bought...... Read More

Landfill consent applications filed as rahui imposed

Eight months after the shock news that a new regional landfill dump is being planned for the Dome Valley, Waste Management has lodged its formal resource consent applications with Auckland Council. The applications went in just days before local iwi...... Read More

Queen honours locals

Six members of the Mahurangi community were recognised for their services to Maori, midwifery, the fire service and the community in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The recipients were Reverend John Marsden, Susan Wynyard, Sally Wilson, Gary...... Read More

Free transport this Sunday

The public can travel free on buses, trains and most ferry services on Sunday, June 23. The free services acknowledges the fact that Aucklanders have made 100 million trips on public transport in the past year – the most since 1951. Mayor Phil...... Read More

Rhodes escape as Matakana dream home goes up in flames

A long-time benefactor of local fire brigades got to see first-hand the fruits of his largesse when firefighters rushed to quell a blaze at his own home last month. The founder of local civil construction company Rhodes for Roads, Warwick Rhodes, and...... Read More

Matakana Coast Tourism pulls out of i-SITE

Matakana Coast Tourism (MCT) has decided to pull out of the Warkworth i-SITE, saying it has found the visitor’s centre too much of a financial drain. The decision comes almost exactly a year after MCT teamed up with the One Warkworth Business...... Read More

Science professor’s anti-bacterial work recognised

Mahurangi Matters’ science columnist, Professor Ralph Cooney, has received an award for outstanding contribution in the field of materials science and engineering. Prof. Cooney received the Jean-Marie Lehn award in front of a crowd of about 300...... Read More

Pakiri sand mining consent up for renewal

Sand supplier McCallum Brothers has started an investigation and consultation programme prior to seeking to renew its consent to mine sand offshore, between Pakiri and Mangawhai. Its current consent to extract sand from the Pakiri-Mangawhai embayment...... Read More

Local elections: Who, what, where, when and why?

The mayor, councillors and local board members make decisions that can affect many aspects of daily life from the quality of water emerging from your tap to the play spaces your children enjoy, the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, sporting and cultural...... Read More