Mahurangi News

Council considers freedom camping options

Auckland Council is considering three options as a way forward for its stalled Freedom Camping bylaw. The controversial bylaw aims to enable management and enforcement of freedom camping and define where it is allowed or prohibited. Council deferred...... Read More

Snap Dad to win a chainsaw - Fathers Day Competition

It has been a tradition since 1929 for Kiwis to celebrate fathers on the first Sunday in September. The day recognises the contribution men make to their families as Dads, stepfathers, grandfathers and uncles. The traditional view of fathers as the...... Read More

Mururoa vets fear nuclear health fallout

A Mururoa Nuclear Veterans Group (MNVG) meeting at the Warkworth RSA last month has launched a national search for descendants of service personnel who witnessed a nuclear test at Mururoa. One of the servicemen who witnessed the test was Warkworth...... Read More

Call for Puhoi emergency response action plan

A public meeting to set up an emergency response plan for Puhoi and the surrounding area is being held on the afternoon of Sunday, August 11 at the Centennial Hall. Organiser Judith Williams is looking for local residents and organisations to share...... Read More

Promising start to ambitious native bird initiative

Joining the dots – from left, Forest Bridge Trust co-founder Gill Adshead, strategist Annette Lees, environmental planner Dr Mark Bellingham and trust co-founder Kevin Adshead. A plan to encourage indigenous birds and other wildlife to spread...... Read More

More time on beach for dogs

Auckland Council’s Governing Body last month adopted changes to its Policy on Dogs and related Dog Management Bylaw, which will come into force from November 1. Despite fears from dog owners, the Council has relaxed, rather than tightened restrictions...... Read More

Mangawhai’s barking tui an online sensation

Mangawhai’s Nicky Crocker wasn’t expecting be a mum again, but when her brother turned up on Christmas Day with a baby bird she took on the responsibility. The tui was thrown out of a tree by a storm in Oratia, and would have been left...... Read More

AT checks price on four-lanes

Auckland Transport (AT) announced last month that it had listened to local people and will ask construction companies for prices for building a four-lane Matakana link road. AT general manager of integrated networks, Mark Lambert says it’s possible...... Read More

Wellsford residents warned of dodgy insulation salesman

Wellsford residents are warning their neighbours to be on the lookout for potentially predatory sales tactics by door-to-door salesmen selling home insulation. One elderly couple was quoted $5300 for floor and ceiling insulation, when in reality the...... Read More