We asked our Facebook followers if the historic weir on the Mahurangi River, near the Bridgehouse, should be removed. Here are some of the responses:
Gary Thomass No. Spend money on something more useful for the community, like fixing the roads.
Simon Demler It’s an ecological hazard and should be removed ASAP.
Jim Sonerson No. Leave it alone. The Bridgehouse has offered to pay for a fish ladder. Fish have been managing to get over the weir for over a hundred years. Take it down and all that will be left is a muddy, smelly creek.
Carmen Mynott Modify with a fish ladder if you must, but leave it alone. It’s a piece of Warkworth history.