Mahurangi News

Plant opening ends dry spell

It was a drizzly day in Warkworth last month when Mayor Phil Goff cut the ribbon for the official opening of Watercare’s $25m water treatment plant on Sanderson Road. A representative of Ngāti Manuhiri led a group of engineers and officials...... Read More

Monster trek raises thousands for Himalayan Trust

Three Mahurangi men trekked more than 100km along the Heaphy Track, completing their journey within 24 hours and raising more than $35,000 for the Himalayan Trust. Bayleys Real Estate director Mark Macky organised the challenge, which was also completed...... Read More

Submissions urge four-lane Matakana link road from outset

More than 150 individual submissions have been made urging Auckland Transport (AT) to ensure the Matakana link road is built with four lanes from the outset, and not two now, two later, as AT has previously proposed. An Auckland Council hearing into...... Read More

More cash for river dredging

The Mahurangi River Restoration Trust received a donation of $4000 from the Kowhai Coast Lions Club at the 50th birthday celebration of the Steam Engine Society in Warkworth recently. The smell of burning coal was in the air as several steamboat owners...... Read More

Collectors show off classics

The Warkworth-Wellsford Vintage Club ‘swap meet’ saw a good turnout on Saturday, February 23, with crowds coming to see classic cars on display in a paddock on Satellite Station road. As well as vintage vehicles, there were several stalls...... Read More

Sweet Appreciation - Val Poulter

Congratulations to Val Poulter, of Warkworth, who is a recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. Val was nominated by Joy Aulsford, who wrote: "Val used to own Warkworth Menswear. She has since retired but she is busier now than when she...... Read More

Near-death experiences prompt warning to women

A 41-year-old Leigh mother who suffered three serious cardiac events and almost died as a result of an unusual heart condition is warning other women never to ignore unusual pain or symptoms. Melissa Crockett-Joyoue says it was only because she was...... Read More

Locks lopped for leukaemia

The floor at the Mahurangi East Library was littered with hair last month as Snells Beach locals shaved to raise funds for leukaemia and blood cancer research. Jenny Bartlett had her head shaved for the seventh time, and has now raised more than $30,000...... Read More

Lovegrove heads Pork Pie fundraiser

Brothers Sam and Willie Ryburn, of Warkworth, will compete in their third Pork Pie Charity Run at Easter and have set themselves a fundraising target of $30,000. Over seven days, the Ryburns will race a modified Mini from Kaitaia to Invercargill –...... Read More

Kaiwaka community starts conversation

A new initiative for local people to get together to discuss issues affecting their communities is being started by Kate’s Place Community House in Kaiwaka this year. The first Community Conversations evening will take place on March 21, looking...... Read More