Mahurangi News

Board gets green light for suspension bridge in Warkworth

The Rodney Local Board has secured funding and permission for the construction of 70-metre long suspension bridge to link Kowhai Park to Warkworth Showgrounds. The bridge will traverse a steep gully and be designed for pedestrians and cyclists. Board...... Read More

Students charge into nationals with top-rated vehicles

Mahurangi College students have surged ahead in the race to develop great electric vehicles, after dominating at the EVolocity Auckland Regional Finals last month. The school had four teams compete at Mount Wellington Kartsport Track on September 30,...... Read More

Chair returns to Snells Beach residents group

Former chair of the Snells Beach Residents and Ratepayers Association Mark Dinniss has returned to the role after taking a break. The Snells resident of four years became chair of the group in 2016, but stepped back the following year for personal...... Read More

Soaring fuel prices hurt Rodney poor, say residents

In just its first month of operation the regional fuel tax has raised $13.2 million for improved transport infrastructure. But some Mahurangi residents are concerned the steep rise in fuel prices is too tough for those on low incomes. The tax was...... Read More

Mortimer restores NZ racing legacy with Formula One car

Point Wells resident Warwick Mortimer is fast bringing New Zealand’s motor sporting history back to life with the recent restoration of a Formula One car. Last month, the 1970s-era vehicle had the final touches put to it, with a full engine and...... Read More

Warkworth brigade celebrates 75 years

The Warkworth Volunteer Fire Brigade celebrates its 75th Jubilee this year. Mahurangi Matters reflects on its colourful past. Chief fire officer Ian Davies says it’s a fantastic feeling for the Warkworth Volunteer Fire Brigade to have reached...... Read More

Former fire chief recalls more than 50 years of service

When Fraser Perkins joined the Warkworth Volunteer Fire Brigade in 1964, its aging 1930s-era fire trucks – a Chev and a Ford left a lot to be desired. The 1937 Ford V8 proved especially troublesome and would have to be pushed out of the fire...... Read More

First female senior firefighter urges other women to join

Firefighting has traditionally been a male-dominated domain but Warkworth automotive technician Kelly Andrews, of STR Automotive, was never going to let that hold her back. Ever since she was a child she wanted to be a firefighter and may well have...... Read More

Trusty fire engine returns to Warkworth for Display Day

Older Warkworth residents might recognise a familiar old motor when it turns up for the Warkworth Volunteer Fire Brigade 75th Jubilee Display Day. Among the exhibits will be a 1935 Chevrolet, one of the first fire engines acquired by the Warkworth...... Read More

Spectacular Catwalk Arts Show will return next year

Woman in Gold, created by Warkworth women Joanna and Cherith Curtis, took out the open section prize in this year’s Hospice Catwalk Arts show, held at the Orewa Arts & Events Centre on October 6. Marketing coordinator Bex Argar says although...... Read More