Mahurangi News

Mahu teachers told their confidence is key

Latest research shows that the thing that has the biggest impact on student achievement is the confidence teachers have in their own effectiveness, a meeting of Mahurangi teachers was told on February 27. About 70 teachers met to hear education consultants...... Read More

Doctor celebrates 35 years serving Mahurangi

When Dr Warwick Palmer was invited to join a new medical practice starting at Snells Beach, he came up from Auckland, took a look at the consulting rooms and said he might be willing to “give it a year”. As it turned out, he loved practising...... Read More

Mitchell pulled out of race to secure early winner

Rodney MP Mark Mitchell may have failed in his bid for leadership of the National Party, but is delighted with the strong support he received from members of the National caucus and his constituents.   Mr Mitchell says his caucus support reached...... Read More

Ownership of country park still being considered

The Matakana Community Group (MCG) is continuing to look into the possibility of buying all or part of Matakana Country Park, after its initial bid of $6.25 million was rejected late last year. MCG chair Simon Barclay said they were now drawing up...... Read More

End of an era as Rae hangs up her hat

Fancy dress relays down Warkworth’s main street, social business house barbeques and the perennial challenge of trying to solve the town’s parking woes will be some of the memories businesswoman Rae Ward will take with her when she retires...... Read More

Time for action and a new plan

Matakana Community Group (MCG) is making a bid to make its collective voice heard more widely and clearly on planning, infrastructure and traffic issues facing the area. A group of MCG members and professionals has put together a strategic action plan...... Read More

Free service fills legal gap

Four local lawyers are volunteering their services to provide free legal advice in Warkworth every three weeks, with the first session set for Friday, March 16. The hour-long clinic will fill a gap in the community. There are currently no Legal Aid...... Read More

Muddy disgrace

Lions club member Peter Henderson slowly sinks into the mud as he tries to enjoy a glass of wine on the banks of the Mahurangi River. The forgettable experience is one of the reasons Peter, along with Warkworth Lions and Mahurangi Rotary, are behind...... Read More

Housing issues hitting families hard

A lack of affordable housing and rapidly increasing rents are causing more and more local families and individuals to struggle financially, according to support service organisations. Warkworth/Wellsford Budget Service co-ordinator Jo Walker says the...... Read More

Top 10 budget balancing tips

Warkworth businesswoman Christine Liggins, of Simply Budget, has been giving budgeting advice for 14 years because of a passion for “messing with money, making it work and helping people”. She divulged her top 10 budget tips to Mahurangi...... Read More