Hearings get underway for proposed highway

Local iwi began the hearings with a powhiri at the Warkworth Town Hall. A two week hearing to consider a resource consent application to construct a four-lane state highway between Warkworth and Te Hana began with a powhiri by local iwi at the Warkworth...... Read More

Stock market steadily returning to bullish conditions

The Wellsford Saleyards sell the highest volume of stock in Northland. Bernie McGahan is a stock rep and auctioneer for PGG Wrightson. Prices have started to improve at the Wellsford Saleyards, and the volume of stock sold is already up on the same...... Read More

Free range Whangaripo farm feeds Auckland to Whangarei

Matthew Quested’s hens are not at all shy of human company. The Traditional Free Range eggs brand launched this year. The hens have been known to hitch a ride on water delivery trucks. The farm has a number of distinct paddocks for groups...... Read More

Another fault in Dynamic Lanes

Whangaparaoa Road’s Dynamic Lane has not been working for the last two days and will also not be in operation during Monday’s peak hour traffic. Auckland Transport advises that there is a physical fault with the cable in the road surface,...... Read More

Introducing - K C M Automotive

Hayden Taylor, of Snells Beach Autos, is moving his garage just north of Warkworth after 15 years in Mahurangi East. The new business, K C M Automotive will be operating out of Hayden’s property where he has been busy building a brand new full-service...... Read More

Introducing- besoul Funerals

Dean Weber A more modern approach to farewelling loved ones is now available with local undertaker Dean Weber launching besoul Funerals in Warkworth. He says the perfect funeral is one that is personalised to the life being remembered, so besoul has...... Read More

Introducing - Groconut

A seed of an idea grew into a burgeoning business over lockdown for Snells Beach’s Vicki and Josh Rothwell. Groconut is a horticultural coconut water that makes use of naturally occurring growth hormones, including auxins, gibberellins and cytokines...... Read More

Most expensive seawall ever?

Costs estimates have skyrocketed for Orewa’s seawall, and work is unlikely to begin for several years. The process of building the wall, between Kohu St and Marine View, began with consultation and the lodging of consent in 2016. After a long...... Read More

Innovative electric bus emerges from Dairy Flat workshop

From left, designer Frank Reardon with Richard Bayes New Zealand’s first electric bus to be built from scratch will soon roll out of a workshop in Dairy Flat and begin trials on local roads. There have been a number of electric buses built in...... Read More

Board seeks deferral of weed control review

The local board wants Auckland Council to defer its decision-making on weed control methods alongside roads until the public can be fully consulted. Council is reviewing the methods used around Auckland with the aim of standardising its approach (HM...... Read More