Cartoon - Business idea blooms in Matakana

Mahurangi residents and visitors can now pick their own flowers at a special garden located behind Charlies Gelato on Sharp Road in Matakana. The idea is the brainchild of Rebecka Keeling. She borrowed the concept from similar gardens in her native...... Read More

Cartoon - NAG exposes naked truth on Rodney roads

Northern Action Group (NAG) took a new tack in its campaign to secure a better deal for north Rodney late last month, with billboards featuring a naked woman “enjoying” a bath in one of north Rodney’s numerous and deep potholes. NAG...... Read More

Cartoon - Panel deliberates on Dome landfill

Community protests over Waste Management’s plan to build a landfill, on the north side of the Dome Valley, were not unexpected, according to the company’s legal representative Balthazar Matheson. On the first day of a five-week resource...... Read More

Cartoons - Chemist offers fix for Warkworth water

The findings of a retired chemist may give hope to Warkworth residents who are up in arms about the quality of the town’s water supply. Warkworth switched from sourcing water from the Mahurangi River to an underground aquifer in December 2018. But...... Read More

Cartoon - Political theatrics at candidates meeting

After several postponements, the Wellsford candidates’ debate nearly reached its 100-person maximum under Level 2.5 when it was finally held on October 1, just as early voting started. The only empty seats were the entire front row. Moderator...... Read More

Cartoon - Living it up in lockdown

When Alert Level 3 lockdown was announced late on Tuesday, August 11, Mahurangi was resigned and disappointed. It had been over 100 days since the last case of community transmission in New Zealand, and life was just starting to feel like it was returning...... Read More

Cartoon - Sayers blasts Board for road sealing fail

Rodney Councillor Greg Sayers has delivered a broadside against the Rodney Local Board, saying its chair’s “totalitarian style” and the Board’s failure to work alongside him has hurt Rodney ratepayers and scuppered the chance...... Read More