Mahurangi News

New seawall for Algies Bay

A new seawall to help tackle erosion at Algies Bay was completed late last month. The project was initiated by the Rodney Local Board and cost $1.6 million. Finishing work on the southern side of the Algies Bay boat ramp completes the entire seawall....... Read More

Budding archaeologist joins team to restore lost kilns

Jowan Nute, 16, believes that Warkworth’s town history is too precious to be forgotten and left to rot in the undergrowth. He has joined a team of residents investigating options for the protection of the long forgotten Daldy Coombes kilns, in...... Read More

Golden festival opportunity

The involvement of the wider Mahurangi community, from local food producers and artists to businesses and community groups, will be crucial to the success of this year’s 50th  Kowhai Festival, according to festival chair Murray Chapman. “Our...... Read More

Free car maintenance advice for women

There’s a chance for women to get up to speed with basic car maintenance at a free lunchtime lecture in Warkworth on Wednesday, May 29. STR Automotive mechanic Kelly Andrews will be sharing her knowledge and tips of the trade at the Women’s...... Read More

Pink paddleboarder speaks at breakfast

A woman who has faced breast cancer twice – once at 26 and then again at 40 – will be the guest speaker at a Pink Breakfast at the Warkworth Town Hall on Friday, May 31, from 10am-noon. Karin Horen, a mother of three daughters, has become...... Read More

Move to make Matakana more caring

A new community help directory is being planned as part of a wider move to make Matakana and the surrounding areas a more caring, inclusive and socially-connected place to live. Matakana Community Group member Janis Grummit says the group has successfully...... Read More

Blankets appeal for Rodney families

Here’s a cause that will give people the warm fuzzies. Rodney Women’s Centre is calling on the public to sort through their linen cupboard and donate clean blankets and warm bedding, as well as new pyjamas and hot water bottles, for local...... Read More

Memoir chronicles life with phobia

Matakana’s Wendy Parkins has published a memoir about living with depression and phobia while embarking on a professional career in the United Kingdom. “I led a kind of double life, necessarily concealing my phobia from others, hoping that...... Read More

Thrills and spills at brigade open day

A steady stream of visitors were entertained and informed at the Matakana Volunteer Fire Brigade Open Day held on May 4. Attendees could try their hand at escaping a smoke-filled room, learn what to do to counter a saucepan going up in flames, aim...... Read More

Outlook positive for industrial and commercial investment

Demand for industrial land in Warkworth is strong, but is being hampered by a lack of supply, according to Bayleys north director Mark Macky. “Businesses are looking at Warkworth as a possible destination, and existing successful industrial and...... Read More