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Mother's Lives

We celebrate Mother's Day in this feature.

Many Hands

We celebrate the people giving their time to various causes around Rodney.

Kids time

We look at how to keep the kids busy in this feature.

Eco Friendly

Find out what locals are doing to look after our environment in this feature.

Rest Easy

In this feature we look at planning for funerals.

Warkworth to Te Hana Motorway

We investigate the fallout from the release of the proposed route of the Warkworth to Te Hana Motorway

Love stories

We focus on the big day in this wedding feature.

Easter action

Have a look at the activities that are going on around the Mahurangi area this Easter.

Oaks on Neville Street

Have you seen the big crane in Warkworth? Have a look at what is going on in this feature.

Chill Factor

Hope for the best and prepare for the worst as winter approaches.

Living Well

Health and wellness is key to a happy life. Learn more about living well in this feature.

Warkworth Town Hall opening

In this feature we celebrate the opening of the Warkworth Town Hall.

Home turf

We look at the development going on around the Mahurangi region.

Valentine's Day

Love is in the air for our 2017 Valentine's Day feature.

Wise up

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

Summer heat

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

Tinsel time

Find out what's in store for the holiday period this year in Tinsel time, our Christmas 2016 feature.

Summer sun

Our feature on summer fun in the sun this festive season.

Wellsford Country Show 2016

Find out about all of the fun events at this year's Wellsford Country Show!

On the Water

In our on the water feature we look at all things aquatic around the Mahurangi region.

College Awards 2016

In this feature we cover the college award winners for 2016.

Green Scene

In this feature we look at sustainability, conservation and how locals are making a difference to our environment.

Our Patch: Wellsford

Our tour around the Mahurangi continues with the Our Patch: Wellsford feature.

Father's Day 2016

We celebrate the efforts of local dad's in this feature.

Health and Fitness 2016

We cover a variety of health issues in this feature.

Local elections feature 2016 - Mahurangi Matters

Learn about all of the candidates for Rodney and Kaipara.in this year's local elections.

School's out

What to do with the kids this school holiday break.

Our patch: Maungaturoto

In this edition of Our Patch we head west for a visit to Maungaturoto.

Kowhai Festival wrap

Your guide to the 2016 Kowhai Festival

Kowhai Festival 2016

Look ahead to what's in store at this year's Kowhai Festival!

Local Link 2016

Find out how some of our local business support their communities in the 2016 Local Link feature.

Our Patch: Puhoi

In this Our Patch feature we look at what makes Puhoi such a special place.

July school holidays

What to do for the mid-year break.

Construction 2016

Construction in the Mahurangi area is picking up speed. We have a look at some local projects in this feature.

Aging 2016

In this edition we look at the major role seniors' play in our community.

Little Locals 2016

Little Locals returns with a look at all the baby related goings on in the Mahurangi area.

Online Businesses

The digital realm represents a new realm for businesses. Find out about the Mahurangi businesses entering this brave new world in our online business feature.

Our Patch: Kaiwaka

Our Patch continues with Kaiwaka in this edition.

Motoring 2016

In this feature we look at the motoring action going on around Mahurangi.

Five years in business

From start up to stalwart. What have these 5 businesses been up to since opening 5 years ago?

Our Patch: Mangawhai

In this feature we explore the goings on around Mangawhai.

Beer & Wine

This feature looks at this year's grape harvest, and we take a look at what is going on in the Mahurangi brewing community.


The star of this feature is the old kiwi favourite, the humble meat pie.

School Holidays

An overview of what to do over over the school holidays.


We prepare for the winter chill in this feature.

Mother's Day

What's going on this Mother's Day in the Mahurangi area.

Our Patch: Snells Beach

Snells Beach is the focus of this month's our patch feature.

Fieldays 2016

We look at what is happening at this year's Fieldays at mystery Creek, with a focus on the local businesses who will be participating.


A look ahead to wedding season. What are the latest trends for weddings in Mahurangi.

Kaipara Flats Tennis Club centenary

We celebrate 100 years of Kaipara Tennis in this special feature.

Development Feature

We look at the development happening around the Mahurangi, with a particular focus on the increasing urbanisation of Warkworth.

Our Patch - Matakana: Arts corner

Matakana has no shortage of creative and enterprising people, including Garry Currin who is known for his large, atmospheric landscapes that aren’t literal places.

Warkworth BID

We look at the upcoming Warkworth BID vote. Get an overview and perspectives from both sides of the debate.

Valentine's Day 2016

In this feature we look at the online dating phenomena as well as what Valentine's Day means to the horticulture industry in the area.

Real Estate

A look at the ongoing development of the Mahurangi area.


With summer in full swing water is a concern across the region. We look at ways to make it through the dry spell with a healthy water supply.

Short Story Competition

Read the winning submissions for the 2015 Mahurangi Matters Short Story competition.


We see what students and parents have to look forward to this year at school in Mahurangi.

A&P Show

In this feature we preview the 2016 Warkworth A&P Show.

Summer Feature

What's hot this summer? Find out in the Mahurangi Matters summer feature!

Matakana Construction

In this feature we look at the recently completed construction project in Matakana. Find out about who was involved and the new businesses which will be moving in.

shop local

We look forward to Christmas with some of the events taking place around Mahurangi in this feature.

On the water

We look at the different options for recreation on the water around Mahurangi. We also look at safety and maintenance and try out a new boat!

School Awards

This feature celebrates this years award winners from Mahurangi College, Rodney College and Otamatea High School.


We discuss the future of Wellsford in this feature - Well to do. We look at how the traditional events and planned growth in the area are combining to make Wellsford a town to watch going forward.

Summer Holidays

In this feature we look forward to the Summer Holidays, with ideas on how to enjoy your downtime without breaking the bank.

Spring Galas

In this edition we look forward to the upcoming school galas in the Mahurangi.

Growth Part 4

In this edition we continue with the fourth installment of our growth feature

Kowhai Festival, 2015

In this feature we look forward to the 2015 Kowhai Festival!

Growth Part 3

In the third and final edition of our 2015 growth feature, we ask some well known residents how they would like to see Warkworth grow in the future.

Spring Clean

It's time to get outside and start preparing for summer. We provide tips on how to get your yard ready in time for the summer sun.

School Holidays

Find out where to send the kids for the last term break of 2015. There is a new arrival at Ti Point Reptile Park and we preview the Kaipara Fair.

Socks and jocks

In father's day feature, Socks & Jocks we focus on the issues fathers are facing and discuss the importance of male role-models in a child's life.

Growth Part 2

We continue to look at the future development of the Mahurangi area in the second part of our growth feature, Getting Denser.

Spring Fashion

We take a trip around Warkworth's clothing boutiques to get an idea of what to wear this spring season.

Local Link

In this feature we interview some of our local businesses to see what they love about our community.


Our growth feature takes a look at the plans being made for the future of Mahurangi. There are some familiar issues as we take a look back in time at the findings of a 1985 report in which the future development of Warkworth was discussed. Find out more inside.

Laughter Lines

This feature is dedicated to our ever growing elder audience. We look at the expanding list of holiday destinations for our seniors and discuss how the elderly are becoming more connected over the internet.


In this feature we look at the growing reputation of some of our local vintage and antique businesses.

Warkworth Industrial Estate

We take a tour around Warkworth Industrial Estate in our latest edition. This handy feature will help you stay up to date with the ever increasing development around Woodcocks road.

Local Cuisine

We cover some of the going-on in the local food scene in this feature. There is a new food delivery enterprise in Matakana and new rules for the food industry. Find out more inside!


In this edition of Mahurangi Matters we look at the expansion of Parkland in Mahurangi East. We also discuss concerns over the spread of kauri dieback disease in the region.


In this feature we take a broad look at some of the construction projects going on in Mahurangi from tiny houses to large scale developments.

School Ball

This month we celebrate ball season. Join us as we check in with Mahurangi College to see how their school ball preparations for 2015 are going.

Little locals

Whether you are already a new parent or soon to be one, our baby feature will have something for you. When it comes to your baby, you are the expert and being a 'Supermum' is not necessarily what baby needs.

Hot spot

We celebrate our on call heroes in this feature. The Volunteer Fire Brigade is a vital organisation in our community. More members are needed to help share the call out load. To have a closer look and see if the volunteer lifestyle is for you check out the invitation day at Warkworth.

Farm life

This years Fieldays feature puts the spotlight on the war on weeds, lowering emissions, possum trapping and wool entrepreneur Beverley Forrester.

Vine Living

The Mahurangi wine industry is having a solid season of growth. To celebrate and support a great cause head to the Raise a Glass charity event. A great event featuring entertainment, wine tasting and auction is planned for Saturday 9 May.

Girl talk

In this issue Mahurangi Matters looks at issues effecting women from all walks of life.

Young entrepreneurs entrepreneur- April 15

We spoke to nine young local business people. Read about their experiences of setting up their own business and their plans moving forward.


Chill out Hot-Drinks-Kids- April 15

We've got winter covered. Hundreds of Rodney homes are warming up with the Retrofit Your Home insulation programme. Subsidised flu vaccinations for at risk groups are available until the end of July, and we look at the hot topics of heat pumps and woodburners.


We remember poppysunset- April 15

See a complete list of the regions Anzac service events and we remember WWI servicemen of Warkworth at the Field of Remembrance on Church Hill.


Coastal heritage Mangawhai- April 1

Mangawhai Community Park becomes the new home of the old Anglican church as it takes a journey to the Historic Village.


Treat time eggs- April 1

Celebrations at the Leigh Carnival include the great Easter Egg Hunt. Hundreds of chocolate eggs will be hidden by the Easter Bunny this year! Yum! With SJD playing at the Sawmill, Leigh is the place to be.


Go now Solo-Travel- April 1

If you have always wanted to travel, but are not keen to go it alone, we have the answer. Solo Club travelers – meet like minded people to share your travel experience with.


Fun days pony- April 1

It's school holiday time in Rodney. Time for play and fun. For children, learning never stops. Smiley the Galapagos tortoise is a must see for all inquiring minds.


Northland by-election voting- March 18

Vote Northland - March 28. The candidates offer an overview of themselves and the key issues as they see them.


Ecofest sustainability- March 18

Ecofest North aims to promote sustainability in our homes and gardens and throughout the community. The extensive festival programme has something to interest everyone, it's a great opportunity learn or try something new.


Turftastic hockey-turf- March 18

We celebrate the hard work of the Warkworth Hockey Turf Trust, and the achievement of all involved in making Warkworths new hockey turf a reality.


SUP it up sup- March 18

Many of NZs top stand up paddle boarders will be hitting Omaha at the end of March to compete in National Championships. Runners and walkers will be at Omaha too participating in the Matakana School fundraising event, the Omaha Classic.


Downhill dash trolley-derby- March 4

Warkworth Trolley Derby is all set to go on March 8. So get those last minute finishing touches done on your trolley and check out the course route on page 40 and the race day rules on page 41. We'll see you there!


Getting hitched weddings- March 4

Weddings are so special. Time for friends and family to get together and celebrate the commitment two people make to each other. Whether you are getting married or are helping to plan a wedding, we have some fantastic ideas for you. Why not have a winter wedding?


Into the blue Under-sea- February 4

Seaweek invites us to 'Look beneath the surface'. Find out what lies beneath in your own backyard. With low tide walks, rock pool tours and snorkel days and much more on offer, there is something for everyone.


Magnetic North earthworks- February 18

In this months Property feature we take a look at the progress of a high profile development. We cover pricing changes for ARC holiday baches and the bargains available for investors looking to purchase in the area.


Northland Field Days sheep-show- February 18

If you're planning to head to the Northland Field Days, you're in for a treat. With around 550 exhibitors this year the event is promising to be a cracker.


Shape up wellness- February 4

In this issue we talk about setting realistic goals for getting back into shape or keeping in good shape.

Sweet love valentines- February 4

The Wellsford Top Homebaker Competition is calling for entrants for this Valentine's Day event. There are three divisions including adult, junior and Valentine's Day themed cakes.


Fresh start back-to-school- January 14

Mahurangi College former principal Alon Shaw takes is on a trip down memory lane and if you are interested in learning something new in 2015, this feature is packed with ideas.


Waterwise water- January 14

Over the Summer months most people spend time in and on the water. In this issue we look at keeping our septic tanks in check, the do's and don'ts to get the best from our supply and how to conserve it.

Show time Jam- January 14

This month we celebrate our country roots and feature the A&P Show. Te Radar returns as this years show compere. We have two double passes and two family passes to giveaway, check out the feature to see how to enter the draw.

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