Mahurangi News

Warkworth ram raid

A red Mazda Demio that was stolen from Warkworth was used to smash into the Vodafone store in Winscombe Mall, behind Paper Plus, around 3am today. The offender then fled the premises with a number of cellphones.
 Police believe another vehicle...... Read More

Search winds down

The final stage in the official search for Whangateau pensioner Maree Wilkins, who has been missing from a Leigh Road rest home since Tuesday evening, November 7, will focus on Whangateau Harbour. At a public meeting at the Rams Clubrooms in Whangateau...... Read More

Sweet Appreciation with Chocolate Brown

Congratulations to Barbara Maltby of Point Wells who is a recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. She was nominated by Faye Comrie, who wrote:  "Barbara has spent the last 18 years bringing fun and joy to the residents of Leigh...... Read More

Fuel tax threat to Rodney transport hopes

Rodney councillor Greg Sayers will fight to exclude Rodney from an Auckland regional fuel tax, saying the money raised will do nothing to improve transport in Rodney and may, in fact, divert resources away from Rodney. The incoming Government has announced...... Read More

Corruption complaints never raised

Moderation Former Rodney Mayor Penny Webster has reacted angrily to a story that appeared in the Mahurangi Matters on November 1 (Aussie corruption watchdog raids office of ex-Rodney council boss). “The story infers that I had some knowledge...... Read More

Days numbered for iconic oak trees

A revegetation and maintenance plan for the Oaks on Neville retirement complex in Warkworth, submitted to Auckland Council last month, forecasts the removal of all the existing oaks on the site over the next 25 years. The plan is a requirement of the...... Read More

Country park put up for sale

One of the region’s largest and most popular tourism, event and hospitality venues Matakana Country Park is on the market. The 20-hectare site is home to a number of different restaurants and businesses, including The Stables restaurant, Smiths...... Read More

Doll house set to bring Christmas cheer in raffle

Some lucky Wellsford child will likely find the doll house of their wildest dreams under the family Christmas tree this festive season. The house was built by Colin Childs, 82, who has been creating scale models of ships, wagons and houses since the...... Read More

Rodney politicians ponder new roles

Rodney-based MP Tracey Martin picked up a swag of portfolios following the announcement of a Labour-New Zealand First coalition government, but one appointment stands out from the others. Mrs Martin was personally contacted by Prime Minister Jacinda...... Read More

New police commander takes charge 

Taking charge of Rodney’s police force is a role that Inspector Bruce O’Brien says he is especially invested in, having lived in the area since childhood. On October 30, Inspector O’Brien took over the role of Rodney Area Commander,...... Read More