Mahurangi News

2019 Mangawhai Bowl Jam

Shaun Boucher thrilled the crowds at the 2019 Mangawhai Bowl Jam held at the Mangawhai Activity Zone on February 2. Shaun took second place in the Open section. First place went to Bowman Hansen, his third win in a row. The skating competition attracted...... Read More

Link road win?

A four-lane Matakana link road could be back on the cards, thanks to intensive local lobbying and liaison with Auckland Transport (AT). Rodney Councillor Greg Sayers told a Matakana Community Group meeting on Thursday, February 7 that as a result of...... Read More

Funding blow threatens river dredging

A government decision to veto funding from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) to dredge the Mahurangi River will force dredging operations to cease by the end of this month, unless the cash can be found elsewhere. The Mahurangi River Restoration Trust...... Read More

Fears that new freedom camping bylaw could open floodgates

Council plans to introduce a new bylaw to regulate freedom camping throughout Auckland are raising concerns that it could lead to a significant increase in overnight parking at local reserves and domains. The proposal lists more than 25 local Council-managed...... Read More

Protesters say landfill leachate threatens

About 20 protesters returned to State Highway 1, this time near the Hill Street intersection on Waitangi Day, to continue to voice their opposition to a proposed landfill in the Dome Valley.     Industry giant Waste Management wants...... Read More

Local newspapers still important, survey finds

Community newspapers remain the best source of local news for most people, according to a research project carried out by telecommunications company 2degrees at the end of last year. The survey of more than 2000 people found that 29 per cent of them...... Read More

Bomb scare puts Kaipara Flats on full alert

Army bomb disposal experts were called to an address in Kaipara Flats Road, close to Horse Riding Warkworth, following the discovery of suspected grenades on January 31. Resident Deanna Yarndley found about eight of the suspicious objects while gardening...... Read More

Model hobbyist brings wartime machines to life

Under the cover of darkness in the early hours of May 19, 1941, the most formidable battleship to have ever been built slipped into the Baltic Sea on its maiden voyage. An ocean-bound castle, the thickly armoured Bismarck was the first full-scale battleship...... Read More

Sunday morning opportunity

An organiser of the new Sunday Market in Warkworth, Ayla Walker, is hoping it will encourage local entrepreneurs to ‘have a go’ at marketing their skills and talents commercially. “There are a lot of really talented and creative people...... Read More

Matakana Road resurfacing rigmarole to continue into March

Frustrated drivers fed up with recent failed attempts to reseal and repair sections of Matakana Road will continue to experience either delays or dodgy surfaces until well into March, according to Auckland Transport’s (AT) maintenance schedule. Locals...... Read More