Mahurangi News

Zero-waste trailblazer sets sights on business

A Whangaripo woman who has led a local charge to increase sustainability and cut plastic usage has won the Trailblazer category in the 2018 Auckland Zero Waste Awards. Josie Jackson was up against more than 30 people, including national initiatives,...... Read More

Health high on local plan agenda

Health care, schooling and future industrial developments were high on the list of concerns raised at two Warkworth Structure Plan consultation days held earlier this year. Auckland Council will present feedback on the consultation at the Warkworth...... Read More

Project puts cherry on top for nights out 

Two successful college balls were topped off by an initiative that helped around 25 students attend the evenings who couldn’t have otherwise afforded to go. Both Mahurangi College and Rodney College held their balls on July 28 at the Crowne Plaza...... Read More

Carpark future up in the air

The future of Warkworth’s Baxter Street carpark is again under scrutiny, with Auckland Council launching a new investigation into what it would cost to carry out long-overdue repairs and maintenance to the facility to determine its future. Council...... Read More

Peckish parakeets prompt revamp

A family of eastern rosellas was the unlikely catalyst for a major renovation of Warkworth Brass’s historic band rehearsal room. The birds took up residence in the roof of the building on Church Hill last summer, but unfortunately failed to confine...... Read More

Minister to NAG: No

A further bid by the Northern Action Group to secure a binding referendum on whether North Rodney continues to be part of the Auckland Supercity fell on deaf ears during a meeting with the Minister of Urban Development, Phil Twyford. Mr Twyford visited...... Read More

Children explore mysteries of science

Students at Matakana School marvelled at some of the mysteries of the physical and natural world when the Science Roadshow visited on July 30. The roadshow allowed children to experiment with more than 70 hands-on exhibits, exploring aspects of astronomy,...... Read More

Matakana finds new vision

More than 80 people packed the Matakana Hall on August 2 for Vision Matakana 2018, a community meeting aimed at uniting residents and interest groups to identify and work together on a range of issues affecting the area. Representatives from more than...... Read More

Never a dull day for fathers in the New Zealand Police

Men make up around 80 per cent of the New Zealand police force and that includes fathers Mark Stallworthy and Brad Marshall, of the Warkworth Police Station. Both are passionate about their jobs for the variety and excitement they bring, but also for...... Read More

Classic MGs take part in daffodil rally to fight cancer

Matakana MG enthusiasts Rex and Sheryl Thompson will have all their bases covered when they join the Daffodil Rally for Cancer on Sunday, August 26. If it’s nice weather they will take the MGA Roadster, roll the top down and enjoy the sunshine....... Read More