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Armed rustlers confronted in Makarau

A young Makarau woman is recovering from a face-to-face encounter with an armed man attempting to shoot cattle on her property at night.

Resident claims works put property at risk

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A Takatu Road resident is livid that works associated with the current road sealing programme could leave her with an enormous bill

Hub opens doors in Wellsford

The Old Wellsford Library, (OWL) is back in community hands.  

Warkworth Food Rescue and Foodlink hit milestone

Cash-strapped families in Warkworth, Snells Beach and Wellsford are eating better these days, thanks to service clubs Rotary and Lions, the Christian Foodlink and local food suppliers.

150th Warkworth A&P Show basks in positive feedback (+video)

The sun shone, the punters arrived and the animals played their part in making last month’s Warkworth A&P Lifestyle Show one of the most successful on record.

Shortage in rental market as growth projections kick in

Warkworth’s designation as one of Auckland’s growth hot spots is already having an effect on property rentals.

MP joins Parkinson’s awareness ride

A personal experience with Parkinson’s disease has prompted Rodney MP Mark Mitchell to join a 160km bike ride across his constituency in June.

Singing in key for wellbeing at Sing Up Rodney

Singing makes you feel good – and its value as therapy is becoming more widely known.

Bike and man battle clock

Ahuroa resident Chris Wiltshire, 42, will attempt to ride 1657 km in the space of 24 hours to raise money for an animal charity on February 21.  

College media room upgraded

A $40,000 upgrade of the media studies area at Mahurangi College is nearing completion.

Water watch in Warkworth

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Traces of the herbicide Hexazinone were detected in water produced by the Warkworth Water Treatment Plant, drawn from the Mahurangi River, during routine testing carried out by Watercare this month.

Centre Plan, not Structure Plan

Rodney Local Board chair Beth Houlbrooke is in favour of looking at a Centre Plan approach to managing Warkworth’s growth.

Auckland Council unmoved by call for early start on Warkworth Structure Plan

Calls from business owners, politicians and planners for the fast-tracking of a structure plan for Warkworth are falling on deaf ears at Auckland Council.

Freedom camping scheme pitched in Mahurangi

Auckland Council is developing a two-month freedom camping pilot programme, which aims to encourage freedom campers to spread out across the region.

Uniform change at Mahurangi

Blue is the latest colour in college fashion, after Mahurangi College made its decision to part with the green uniform worn for over a decade.

Boaties wanted for kids fishing day

The Warkworth Lions Club is appealing for all boat owners to help with the ‘Take a Kid Fishing’ family day at Sandspit Yacht Club on Sunday March 5.

Businesses want faster Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout

Warkworth, Snells Beach, Matakana, Omaha and Wellsford are all on the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) to-do list, but exactly who, when and where is still uncertain.

Renovated Warkworth Town Hall reopens

A $5.6 million project to restore the Warkworth Town Hall will be unveiled at a Grand Opening party on February 25.

Timeline of the Warkworth Town Hall

A timeline of events in the history of the Warkworth Town Hall.

Fundraising for the future

We talked to one of the trustees, Cunitia Wilkinson, while she sold raffle tickets at Countdown to fund the hall opening celebrations.
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