Mahurangi News

New medical hub for Snells Beach

Snells Beach Medical Centre will soon make way for a major new medical facility, which will see several different kinds of health practitioners operating from the same location. It’s anticipated the new hub will open in July or August this year. The...... Read More

Personalised coffee mug drive

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Wellsford Plunket’s latest fundraising initiative could be an ideal solution for anyone stumped for a gift idea. Working in conjunction with The Camera Shop in Warkworth, the Plunket group has designed...... Read More

Men’s shed seeks funding

Warkworth Men’s Shed is almost ready to officially open its doors, but still needs funds to complete vital electrical, security and safety requirements. Speaking at last month’s Rodney Local Board meeting, chairman Barry Thompson said the...... Read More

Residents fear loss of ambulance as St John cuts costs

St John is relocating its Kaiwaka ambulance to Maungaturoto ahead of increasing its paid staff in the town from one to eight and introducing a 24/7 service. A St John spokesperson says that because the majority of the ambulance volunteers in the area...... Read More

Home heating options worth considering ahead of winter

Heat pumps have become the hottest thing in home heating thanks to their energy efficiency, but modern wood fires are now giving them a run for your money. In a semi-rural area like north Rodney, firewood can often be sourced very cheaply, if not for...... Read More

Top tyre tips for winter

Dangerous roads become even more treacherous during winter when conditions are often wetter and darker. Mahurangi Matters spoke to Brendan Woolley, of Beaurepaires Warkworth, about making sure your tyres are up to snuff when the going gets tough. Why...... Read More

Springboard ramps up firewood output for winter

As we head into winter, Springboard Community Works has had to pull out all the stops to meet orders for firewood. On April 4, the non-profit social agency, which assists struggling young people, threw out an invitation to the wider community to help...... Read More

Winter home fire safety tips

Now that the clocks have gone back and days and nights are rapidly cooling down, most people are thinking about lighting fires or turning on the heating. However, the colder weather brings with it a special set of dangers that could increase the risk...... Read More

National plan for M. bovis programme

The Ministry for Primary Industries, DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand released their 2019 M. bovis National Plan at a meeting with farmers in Hamilton on April 5. M. bovis programme director Geoff Gwyn said the National Plan was an...... Read More

New development meets heated business land demand

Major earthworks on land owned by the Morrison family, at the southern entrance to Warkworth, has been the subject of much speculation recently. Family spokesperson Bevan Morrison has confirmed it is not the start of the much talked about Western Collector...... Read More