Editor's Say

Mahurangi Matters 2 October 2019 - Off the Record

Still a little bit country A reader sent in the photo above as a reminder that although we might be part of Auckland, the local drinking establishments don’t quite have that gentrified Ponsonby air about them ... well, not yet anyway! Speaking...... Read More

Candidates campaign on open workshops

For this paper, it is significant that the issue of public access to the local board’s closed and confidential workshops has become an election platform for this year’s Hibiscus & Bays Local Board candidates (see story in Election lift out...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 17 July 2019 _Off the Record

Wedded bliss Mangawhai’s Mady Jessup shared an insight into his married life on the Mangawhai Locals Page last month. “I’m so bored,” he writes. “It’s my silver wedding anniversary, so I bought a map of the world and...... Read More

Local Opinion - June 19, 2019

The news that $1 million of taxpayers’ money is to fund journalists working for private and public media businesses has been greeted with anger by a number of community newspapers, including Local Matters, publishers of Hibiscus Matters and Mahurangi...... Read More

Off the Record - Mahurangi Matters 19 June 2019

Blowin’ in the wind. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, as Amanda Johnson’s photo of the goal posts at the Mahurangi rugby grounds demonstrates. Yes, it was a pretty windy day. Creative thinking. At a recent Leigh Bar quiz...... Read More

Open workshops

This is a local body election year, and in the coming months there will be candidates seeking your vote for the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board and the governing body of Auckland Council. Locals are being encouraged to stand for these positions and to attend...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 22 May 2019 - Off the Record

Peter, Paul and … A photo shoot at the Mahu Trading Post required Men’s Shed enthusiast Glyn Williams to introduce Trading Post chair Peter Marwick, Men’s Shed secretary Paul Maguiness and himself to a Mahurangi Matters photographer....... Read More

Mahurangi Matters 8 May 2019_Off the Record

Dark ages, enlightened learning A power cut last week stretching from Puhoi to Mangawhai sent the area back to the dark ages, but fortunately Mahurangi College had a backup plan. It was back to basics with teachers dusting off the textbooks and notepads...... Read More