p_1.gif p_2.gif  
Papers
Local Matters Ltd publishes two free community newspapers fortnightly – Mahurangi Matters and Hibiscus Matters. Our head office is at 17 Neville Street, Warkworth, about an hour’s drive north of Auckland, and we also have an office at Unit G Tamariki Plaza, Cammish Lane, Orewa.

The papers report on the gamut of local affairs including local news, coverage of past and upcoming events, and business, history, health, gardening, rural and sports news.  More than 35,000 households and businesses in the area from Silverdale/Stillwater north to Maungaturoto receive one of our papers free in their mailboxes twice every month.
 

Our papers

MAHURANGI MATTERS is distributed twice a month to 13,700 homes and businesses in an area from Puhoi to Maungaturoto and Paparoa, including Wellsford, Te Hana, Port Albert, Kaiwaka, Ahuroa, Tomarata, Mangawhai and Pakiri, west to Kaipara Flats and Tauhoa, and east to Leigh including Matakana and the Mahurangi peninsulas.

HIBISCUS MATTERS is distributed twice a month to 22,350 homes and businesses in an area from Waiwera to Silverdale including Whangaparaoa Peninsula and Orewa.

Distribution Map and list of outlets for extra copies of the paper 
Subscription: 
A year's subscription costs $50 +GST, send a cheque to Local Matters PO Box 701 Warkworth. 

Meet the Team

Meet the team at Local Matters Community Newspapers.  We live locally and are passionate about our community and look forward to sharing the best with you.  The papers are locally owned by Jannette Thompson, of Whangateau, whose family has lived in the district for many generations.
LATEST NEWS
 

MOST POPULAR

Covers MAHURANGI eEDITION
A digital version of the newspapers.
HIBISCUS eEDITION
 

Whats-on WHAT’S ON CALENDAR
Add your event on our free calendar.

features85 MAHURANGI FEATURES
Relevant stories and ads.
HIBISCUS FEATURES

Destination-2016 VISITORS GUIDE
Local attractions and events.

Columns-indx COLUMNS
Local experts give their views.

briefcase VIEWPOINT
Topical subjects from local members.
 

Localfolk Rt MAHURANGI LOCAL FOLK
Accounts of local identities lives.
HIBISCUS LOCAL FOLK

auck-7 AUCKLAND COUNCIL
The latest news from Council.

ww1 STORIES OF WWI
Events of the Great War and local stories.
 

mway85 SH1 UPGRADE
One of the largest infrastructure projects.