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Mahu City Express launches electric coach service

Passengers aboard the TCE12 will enjoy a quieter and smoother ride.  Mahu City Express will celebrate the arrival of its new electric luxury coach at a launch event later this month.    The TCE12 will transport passengers using the...... Read More

Rising rents in Mahurangi squeeze out working families

Nicole Banks   The average rental in Warkworth is $540 a week. Warkworth property managers are concerned there are not enough rental properties to accommodate the area’s growing workforce. They add that working families are being priced...... Read More

Wild food workshops identify edible plants in Mahurangi

Peter Langlands is a leading expert on free, foraged food. One of New Zealand’s best known foragers is coming to Mahurangi for a series of wild food workshops organised by Zero Waste Matakana Coast. Peter Langlands is based in Christchurch but...... Read More

College students’ safety secured

Mahurangi College has a new pedestrian crossing, near the intersection of Woodcocks Road and Morrison Drive. For the last two years, teachers have been voluntarily standing near the intersection wearing high vis and waving to drivers to slow them down...... Read More

Mahurangi Regatta

Scores of classic yachts and wooden boats gathered off Sullivans Bay last month for the annual Mahurangi Regatta. Wind conditions took the racing offshore to the south west, leaving spectators who turned up at Scotts Landing with little to...... Read More

Warkworth motorway on track for May 2022 completion

Top, Puhoi to Warkworth northern connection to SH1. Bottom, Puhoi to Warkworth southern connection at Johnstones Hill Tunnels. Good weather has helped with the earthworks. Motorway overview Good progress on the construction of the Puhoi to Warkworth...... Read More

Matakana developments steam ahead

An aerial view of Pyrus Grove by Selah Homes on Trade Me. Land for 33 homes is being cleared. Building should start mid-year. Moya Drive has larger lots. Anyone wanting a snapshot of how rapidly the Mahurangi region is expanding needs only to...... Read More

Art trail on display at Mangawhai on again

Sarah C Gallery More than 40 artists will be putting their work on public display at 22 venues in and around Mangawhai on the weekend of February 27 and 28. The 2021 Mangawhai Art Trail will feature artworks of all types – painting, sculpture,...... Read More

Sweet Appreciation - Michelle Carmichael

Michelle Carmichael Congratulations to Michelle Carmichael, of Wellsford, who is a recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. Michelle was nominated by Maury Purdy, who wrote: "I would like to nominate Michelle Carmichael for the huge...... Read More

Sky Tower jump ‘no biggie’ for 90-year-old

Vince Harris’s relatively quiet life in the Peninsula Club in Whangaparāoa is fitting for a 90-year-old, but every now and then he likes to get the adrenalin pumping. His most recent daredevil activity was the 192m SkyJump off Auckland’s...... Read More