Cruise to cover river history

The history, ecology and issues facing the Mahurangi River will be the subject of a two-hour cruise aboard the historic scow Jane Gifford on Thursday, March 14.

Warkworth Rotary is organising the event and all proceeds will be donated to the Mahurangi River Restoration Trust.

Speakers on board will include Lyn Wade, whose father grew up on the river; Dave Morgan, a biologist and marine farmer; and Dave Parker, a local identity who has a deep appreciation for the history of the town and river.

Passengers will also be welcome to contribute their memories and knowledge.

The cruise will depart Warkworth Wharf at 1pm .

Tickets cost $25 and numbers are limited.

Info: or text 021 102 1052


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