Mahurangi News

Hill Street proposal recipe for confusion

One Warkworth Business Association has come out strongly against an Auckland Transport (AT) proposal to install a temporary barrier at the Hill Street intersection, across half of Elizabeth Street. Under the proposal, an automated barrier arm would...... Read More

Sharing Christmas spirit for needy families

Community organisations are looking for donations to improve Christmas for local families in need. Here’s how you can help: Homebuilders Homebuilders supports families at Christmas by giving gifts to those who are in low income jobs or on benefits. Coordinator...... Read More

Christmas trees support coastguard

An inspiring array of Christmas trees will be lit up when the Lions Club of Kowhai Coast returns for its sixth Treemendous fundraising event next month. The display will be held at the Old Masonic Hall in Warkworth, from December 5 to 9, with all proceeds...... Read More

Café Sandspit

Maree Pickett has had her eye on Café Sandspit for a while, seeing it as the perfect complement to her existing businesses serving Kawau Island and Sandspit. Maree has run the Mansion House Café on Kawau Island since 2006 and Kawau Cruises...... Read More

Monster Housewash & Gutters

After 35 years painting cars, Tony Jillings of Arkles Bay was ready for a change. As well as wanting to run his own business, he was keen to get out of the enclosed spaces he worked in and into the fresh air. Last month, together with 27-year-old daughter...... Read More

Baby photo comp is a record-breaker

A brand new outdoor playhouse and a set of zip track deck blinds are on the cards for Wellsford Plunket, thanks to the annual Baby Photo Competition  run in conjunction with The Camera Shop and New World in Warkworth. This year’s contest...... Read More

Pothole damage claim denied

An Auckland Transport (AT) compensation process, allegedly to help motorists repair tyres damaged by potholes, has been dismissed as a PR stunt by a Matheson Bay resident. Dale Daniels says that on September 11, while travelling on Matheson Bay Road...... Read More

Cultural stars recognised at awards ceremonies

Both Mahurangi College and Rodney College highlighted students who excelled in cultural activities last month. Mahurangi held its cultural blues on October 26, with musician Sara Jones taking top prize as Cultural Person of the Year. Sara has obtained...... Read More

Rodney College prizegiving

Dux Rodney College head boy Luke Stevens received the Dux award with a grade point average of 100 per cent. As a result, he received the Lake Road Quarries Award worth $1000. He also received the Waikato University Te Paewai o te Rangi Scholarship worth...... Read More

Mahurangi College prizegiving

Dux Mahurangi College head boy and Dux Zane Illingworth, received the Patricia and Alan Schedewy Family Cup. As a result, he received the Otago University dux scholarship of $6000 and the Fuji Xerox prize of $3500. He also received the largest scholarship...... Read More