Mahurangi News

Wharf users furious

A decision by Auckland Transport (AT) to close Sandspit Wharf next month has bought a storm of protest from wharf users. The wharf is the main stepping off point for Kawau Island, as well as other smaller islands off the Mahurangi Coast. AT informed...... Read More

Phone scam alert

Hundreds of households in the district have been receiving nuisance calls this week and the advice from telecommunication companies is, “don’t call them back”. Vodafone New Zealand’s cyber defence specialist Mark Corrigan says...... Read More

Sweet Appreciation with Chocolate Brown

Congratulations Tara, Ziggy and Ruby, of Warkworth, who are the recipients of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. They were nominated by Roger Stansfield, who wrote: "I would like to nominate my neighbour Tara Bant and her delightful children,...... Read More

Money down the potholes

Auckland Transport says the patches are only temporary, but some of these potholes are appearing year-after-year. The appalling state of north Rodney’s roads is being blamed on the weather. While Auckland Transport (AT) won’t provide...... Read More

Groups turn away from community halls

Complaints about hall charges in Rodney have re-surfaced, despite a claim by the Rodney Local Board that fees for Auckland Council-run halls are now consistent across Auckland so “it’s fair for all”. The North Rodney Community Arts...... Read More

Kaipara releases Mangawhai plan

Public consultation on the draft Mangawhai Community Plan opens next week, with views being sought by Kaipara District Council online, via feedback forms and at two special open days. Local residents can view the draft plan and its proposed recommendations...... Read More

Broadband picks up speed following upgrades

Telecommunications infrastructure company Chorus has been upgrading broadband speeds in the Mahurangi area since April. Chorus stakeholder communications advisor Holly Cushen says the upgrades boosted average VDSL (very fast broadband over the...... Read More

Network unites on defence response

A network of community response groups has banded together to improve emergency services in Rodney. In March, Auckland Civil Defence emergency management decided it would no longer support the groups because of concerns over health and safety issues....... Read More

Citizens Advice services in demand

The manager of Citizens Advice Bureau Wellsford reported a slight rise in the number of enquires this year compared to last year. Janny Chandra-Baker told the bureau’s annual general meeting last month that enquiries had risen 2.5 per cent. She...... Read More

Weekly market in Kaiwaka

A weekly summer market will be held in Kaiwaka every Saturday between 9am and 2pm next to the Three Furlongs Bar & Grill on State Highway 1, starting on October 7. Stalls cost $20 each and organisers are looking for sellers who can attend on a “reasonably...... Read More