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Hospice stalwart honoured

Warkworth volunteer Judy Macready has been recognised in the New Year Honours List for 26 years of work with hospice on a local, regional and national level.

Grand old lady set for Grand Opening

The Warkworth Town Hall, fondly dubbed the grand old lady, will re-open its doors next month to reveal a long-awaited makeover.

Court orders Warkworth agent to repay $1.4 million

Warkworth real estate agent Duncan Napier has failed in his bid to overturn a High Court decision ordering him to repay more than $1.4 million to a former employer.

Motorway consortium holds meet and greet

Two viaducts on the new 18.5km, four-lane motorway between Johnstone’s Hill and Warkworth have been removed to make the road more visually attractive, according to the construction consortium NX2.

Summer drains tank supply

Water trucks in the region are working seven days a week, but still can’t keep up with demand, according to local contractors.

Local folk: Joanna J St John and A J Pearce

Joanna tells Mahurangi Matters reporter Rod Cheeseman her, and A J’s, remarkable stories ...
 

Local lizards

Here is more proof that what’s happening at Tawharanui is working and it is making this Regional Park one of the most successful conservation projects in NZ.

New Year resolution

Happy New Year! Now, how many of you made the “lose weight and get fit” resolution, again?  If so, then you probably don't want to see this delightful brownie recipe.

First eight weeks

After being on ratepayer associations and other organisations dealing with councils, it is very different having to understand how the system works.
 

Trans-Tasman surf life saving series (+video)

Omaha Beach hosted the final stage of the Trans-Tasman Tri Series surf life saving event on January 10.

Kowhai swimmers stroke ahead

Kowhai Swimming Club member Vincent Bubbert won silver in the 50m butterfly at the Auckland Regional Championships last month.

Growing numbers for junior touch

More than 400 children, from year one to eight played in this year’s Mahurangi Bridgehouse Junior Touch Module.

Warkworth A&P Lifestyle Show 150th Anniversary

Get a look at the 150 year history of the Warkworth A&P Lifestyle show. Includes a guide to the 2017 event.

Education Feature: Wise Up in 2017

We look at the upcoming year in education in our wise up feature.

Water Feature: Summer Heat

In this feature we look at the latest news about water.

Introducing Warkworth Business: Gold Peacock

Paul Brown and New Yingdaichom have opened the Gold Peacock beauty salon on Queen Street in Warkworth and are offering an array of treatments.

Business Association appoints new two manager

Businessman and community volunteer Murray Chapman has been appointed to the new role of One Warkworth Business Association manager.

Worm-resistant sheep under the hammer

More than 30 buyers from throughout New Zealand attended an historic ram sale at the Kikitangeo farm, west of Wellsford, last month.
 

Scotsman with Parkinson’s disease mounts charity ride

Scotsman Bernie Docherty is looking for a New Zealander to cycle 100 miles (161km), while he does the same in Britain, to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease research.

mARTakana artists buttonholed for hospice

Ordinary objects like buttons can evoke strong emotions when depicted by an artist as talented as Nicolle Aston.

Mental health facility opens in Orewa town centre

A new Waitemata District Health Board child and adolescent mental health service was opened on Monday, December 12, at 12 Tamariki Ave, Orewa.

Seabird-appreciation spreads

If conservation was a popularity contest, New Zealand’s seabirds would be a very poor second to their land-based cousins such as kiwi and kakapo.

Northland Waste manager frustrated by Council

Auckland Council will start to determine the future of the waste transfer station at Lawrie Road, between Warkworth and Snells Beach, this month.

Hibiscus Coast set net monitoring over

There will be no monitoring of set net activity on the Hibiscus Coast this summer – instead Auckland Council is relying on the public to keep a watch on our beaches.

Artists celebrate first decade

A group of Mahurangi artists will celebrate their 10th annual exhibition at the end of this month.

Exhibition at Sawmill

Former Mahurangi College art teacher Craig Tucker and wife Nicola are exhibiting woodcut prints and sculptures at Leigh Sawmill Cafe.

International folk flavour

The Frank Burkitt Band will present a programme influenced by traditional Scottish folk music, bluegrass, blues and country when it performs at the Whangateau Hall on January 30.
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