Smith challenges Council’s impotence over Landfill

Kaipara Mayor Dr Jason Smith has renewed his attacks on plans for a controversial landfill in the Dome Valley and says Auckland Council is perfectly capable of blocking the move if it has the will to do so. Dr Smith’s comments come in the wake...... Read More

Cartoon - NAG readies for High Court battle

The next round in the Northern Action Group’s (NAG) long-running fight to separate North Rodney from the Auckland Supercity takes place in the High Court in Wellington later this month. NAG chair Bill Townson says NAG will argue that the Local...... Read More

Stop blaming meat for climate issues

One of the founders of an initiative to improve understanding between farmers and non-farmers has blasted media outlets for misrepresenting the latest findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Ahuroa sheep and beef farmer...... Read More

Diseased feral pigs cause chaos in Puhoi

Mounting fears over an explosion in the number of diseased, feral pigs overrunning land in and around Puhoi boiled to the surface at a meeting at the Puhoi Centennial Hall on August 3. The meeting was organised by the Forest Bridge Trust, which called...... Read More

Abused reserve should be sold says resident

A Warkworth resident, disgusted at vandalism and dumping at a local reserve, says it’s not worth keeping as a public facility and Auckland Council should sell it off. Chris Wilkinson says the problems at a section of Wairere Reserve, on the eastern...... Read More

Pooches prohibited at Pakiri Beach and park

Dog owners who want to take their dogs to Pakiri Beach will need a boat or helicopter to legally do so. Last month, dog owners were confronted by a new sign at Pakiri River Road saying dogs were prohibited at all times at what has been a well-loved...... Read More

Omaha challenges freedom camping bylaw

A legal challenge mounted by the Omaha Beach Community (OBC) residents and ratepayers group has successfully stalled moves to introduce a controversial new freedom camping bylaw. The bylaw was due to be voted on by Auckland Council’s Governing...... Read More

Landfill consent applications filed as rahui imposed

Eight months after the shock news that a new regional landfill dump is being planned for the Dome Valley, Waste Management has lodged its formal resource consent applications with Auckland Council. The applications went in just days before local iwi...... Read More

AT blasted for dithering on Matakana link road

AT blasted for dithering on Matakana link road One Warkworth Business Association fears that time is rapidly running out to ensure the proposed Matakana link road is built on time and of sufficient capacity to prevent Warkworth degenerating into...... Read More

Disc golf course proposed for Lucy Moore Park

The Warkworth Lions has tossed a new idea to the public for the use of Warkworth’s Lucy Moore Park and it involves building a nine-hole course. The club is suggesting that more people would be encouraged to use the park if it was home to a disc...... Read More