Mahurangi News

Abused reserve should be sold says resident

A Warkworth resident, disgusted at vandalism and dumping at a local reserve, says it’s not worth keeping as a public facility and Auckland Council should sell it off. Chris Wilkinson says the problems at a section of Wairere Reserve, on the eastern...... Read More

Pet piglets looking for new homes

If your household is thinking about getting dog, why not consider something with a little more snout? The Animal Sanctuary in Matakana has five piglets it needs to find a loving home for, preferably in pairs or with another solo pig that needs a companion. Owner...... Read More

Sweet Appreciation - Grant Vincent

Congratulations to Grant Vincent, of Point Wells, who is a recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. Grant was nominated by Cody Sorenson, who wrote: "I would like to nominate my manager Grant Vincent at Warkworth Hospice Garage Sale for...... Read More

Rapid school roll increase prompts expansion plans

New classrooms, play areas and bike tracks are just a few of the developments being planned for Mangawhai Beach School to cope with its rapidly expanding roll. Student numbers have doubled over the past seven years to around 500, making extra space...... Read More

Pakiri school welcomes Montessori students

Pakiri School’s roll more than doubled at the start of Term 3 following the relocation of the Mahurangi Montessori Primary School. Mahurangi Montessori Primary was previously located at Matakana School, but has made the switch to Pakiri School...... Read More

MAZ aims to snag all KDC’s contestable cash for skaters

The Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ) Charitable Trust is attempting to secure $300,000 from Kaipara District Council in a last-minute bid to enhance facilities at its skate park in Mangawhai, ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The trust wants the money...... Read More

Firearms buyback starts with a bang

Sixty-eight firearms and 122 accessories were handed in by 42 firearm owners in Waipu on July 17, while in Maungaturoto, 38 firearms and 39 accessories were collected on July 18. Northland police inspector Chris McLellan said police were pleased with...... Read More

Huge Day Out volunteers needed

Organisers of this year’s Golden Kowhai Festival are appealing for locals to step forward and help during the Huge Day Out on Sunday, October 13. Volunteer coordinator Shona Pickup is looking for some friendly festival ambassadors, whose job will...... Read More

Local women to participate in gold paint exhibition

Mahurangi women are invited to become part of feminist art history by covering their torso with golden clay and posing anonymously for the Every Body is a Treasure exhibition. Master photographer Mandi Lynn is bringing her award-winning Girl Power...... Read More