Mahurangi News

Look out for pink people on Labour Day weekend

Pink Ribbon fundraising appeal for breast cancer research. The Pink Ribbon fundraising appeal for breast cancer research and support has had to be scaled back in Mahurangi this year, but there will still be an opportunity to support it. Fundraiser...... Read More

Rotarians growing young minds in the garden

From left, Brian Tuck, Louise Nicholson, Jon Nicholson and Joe Koppens. Warkworth Rotarians have been busy building a 16-square-metre raised garden at Matakana School so that students can grow their own lunch. A series of gardens surround  bench...... Read More

Warships head to Mahurangi East for boat exhibition

Brian Henman with his model of HMNZS Rotoiti – a ship on which he served. A conversation between model enthusiast Brian Henman and Mahurangi East librarian Fleur Coleman has inspired The Mahurangi Squadron Model Naval Boat Exhibition. Brian,...... Read More

Santa Claus to visit Wellsford

In a year when much has been cancelled, the Wellsford Santa Parade looks set to go ahead. Organisers and sponsors were ecstatic when the gent from the North Pole accepted their invitation to visit on November 28. From left, Tania Hamilton (Wellsford Plus),...... Read More

Hearings get underway for proposed highway

Local iwi began the hearings with a powhiri at the Warkworth Town Hall. A two week hearing to consider a resource consent application to construct a four-lane state highway between Warkworth and Te Hana began with a powhiri by local iwi at the Warkworth...... Read More

Stock market steadily returning to bullish conditions

The Wellsford Saleyards sell the highest volume of stock in Northland. Bernie McGahan is a stock rep and auctioneer for PGG Wrightson. Prices have started to improve at the Wellsford Saleyards, and the volume of stock sold is already up on the same...... Read More

Free range Whangaripo farm feeds Auckland to Whangarei

Matthew Quested’s hens are not at all shy of human company. The Traditional Free Range eggs brand launched this year. The hens have been known to hitch a ride on water delivery trucks. The farm has a number of distinct paddocks for groups...... Read More

Bee festival organisers stung by funding shortfall

Hundreds of children are participating in bee projects connected with the festival. A failure to secure a grant from the Rodney Local Board for The Big Buzz festival has left organisers annoyed and seeking other sources of cash. Organiser Isabella...... Read More

Call for targeted rate for drainage

Many of the rural drains have collapsed, are broken or have been blocked by excessive weed growth. Landowners in two rural areas in North Rodney could find themselves saddled with a new targeted rate to pay for fixing and maintaining their stormwater...... Read More

Ceramic eggs raise funds for kiwi

Egg by Andrew Steele Egg by Dominique Baker Egg by Oliver Cain Egg by Wei Lun Ha Egg by Tony Farmer Kiwi cushion by Glenys Wech Egg by Susannah Law The Glorit-based Kaipara Kiwi sanctuary is hosting a pop up exhibition at the Mairangi Bay...... Read More