Mahurangi News

Conversion bill makes biscuit tin

After two months of negotiation across all political parties, Rodney-based Labour MP Marja Lubeck was proud to get a Members Bill dropped into an old DEKA biscuit tin. The Prohibition of Conversion Therapy Bill seeks to prohibit any person from advertising,...... Read More

Shocking discovery at Te Arai

NZ Fairy Tern Trust volunteer Reg Whale had a sad encounter when he did a trapping run on Te Arai beach on Monday morning, December 3. Just north of Pacific Road, he found a dead turtle, which had been shot in the head. “It looked like a leatherback...... Read More

Oaks WWI gun display brings history to life

Residents of the Oaks on Neville were treated to a rare display of guns from WWI on November 22, as part of the war’s centenary commemorations. The display was organised by the Northland Branch of the NZ Antique and Historical Arms Association...... Read More

Museum wing celebrated

A new plaque to mark the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Founders Wing at the Warkworth Museum was unveiled last month. The wing was officially opened by the then Governor General Sir Michael Hardie Boys on November 7, 1998. It originally housed...... Read More

Introducing - Create Matakana

Take three creative people who want to work outside the home, but in inspiring and offbeat surroundings and you have Create Matakana, a new shared space for art and retail on the corner of Anderson and Matakana Roads. The initiative is the brainchild...... Read More

Introducing - Jim’s Building Inspections Warkworth

After building locally for 16 years, Scott Ross has become the franchise owner for Jim’s Building Inspections in Warkworth. It’s a proud moment for Scott because Jim’s criteria before offering a franchise is noted for being extremely...... Read More

Introducing - Reach Forward Early Learning Centre

The latest Reach Forward Early Learning Centre catering for children aged zero to five, opens in Falls Road, Warkworth. Director Linda Ward says it’s a mixture of great fun learning moments within an environment of structure and routine that...... Read More


The $1500 distributed at the Warkworth Rose and Flower Show last month was made up of $500 from surplus show funds and $1000 from the Warkworth Garden Club members funds. ... Read More

How young and old celebrate Christmas in Mahurangi

While Christmas means different things to different people, it seems that spending quality time with family and having fun together remains one of the day’s highlights. Mahurangi Matters spoke to children at Snells Beach school and seniors at...... Read More

Tinsel and trees

Around 40 trees were put up, lit up and decorated by Kowhai Coast Lions Club last week to entertain ahead of the Christmas season. All money raised from Treemendous will go towards the Mahurangi River Restoration Trust. ... Read More