Mahurangi News

Kiwi tank app keeps tabs on water use

Running out of water during a big dry might be a thing of the past, thanks to a Kiwi invention. A new version of the Smart Water wireless tank level gauge, set to be released this year, will have an accompanying smartphone app that will allow users...... Read More

Robots ready to take on lawn mowing

Why pay the kids to do a bad job of mowing the lawn when you can have a robot do it well for you? The Stihl iMOW is fully automated once it has been set up using GPS to map out and plot a route across a lawn. The top model is suitable for a one-acre...... Read More

Otamatea school goes solar

Otamatea High School is set to be energised with a 10kw solar array that will generate power for the school and provide new learning opportunities for kids. The school applied for the solar kit from Genesis Energy’s School-Gen Trust after identifying...... Read More

Aversion to harsh chemicals inspires cleaning start-up

After Te Hana resident Johnny Hamer got kicked out of high school, he spent some time being homeless but eventually found out he could earn good money by cleaning people’s homes. But there was one downside. The harsh chemicals in the household...... Read More

Summerset reaches capacity following building spree

Summerset Falls retirement village has virtually completed an ambitious building programme, with the final touches now being put to its last high-end Louisville-style apartment. The programme involved the construction of a further 79 homes over the...... Read More

Colour’s hot, Scandi’s not

It had to happen eventually – after years of cool, neutral colours and minimalist décor dominating interior home design, the tide is finally turning in favour of a far richer and warmer palette. The unremitting sea of white, beige and...... Read More

Great scone bake-off coming to Warkworth cafés

Cafés and bakeries in Warkworth are going head-to-head to earn bragging rights for the town’s most popular scone. On the first Saturday of each month, Café Savan, Chocolate Brown Café, Let it Brew (the old Corner Café),...... Read More

Award-winning farmer calls for change of tune on trees

The winner of a prestigious national award for forestry says farmers need to change their attitude towards trees. Gordon Levet, who manages the Kikitangeo Romney Stud near Wellsford, was named Husquvarna North Island Farm Forester of the Year at the...... Read More

Community pest control in spotlight

Everything you need to know about pest control will be the focus of Rodney Pestival, a networking and information sharing day at Warkworth Town Hall this Saturday, June 22. The Auckland Council environmental event is aimed at landowners and community...... Read More

Workshop to look at profitable tree planting

Information on how to make the most of environmental schemes and grants will be the focus of a Farms, Trees and Carbon workshop being run by Beef + Lamb NZ in Wellsford next month. Organisers say they want to help farmers and landowners identify funding...... Read More