Mahurangi News

Iwi tells hearing, Dome landfill threatens health of whenua

Mr Hohneck said the views of his iwi on the landfill needed to be heard. Commissioners were last week told that if a landfill polluted the Kaipara Harbour, it would jeopardise the very way of life of local Maori who depend on its kaimoana. Iwi presented...... Read More

Trust blasts critics after commissioners deny wharf consent

A photograph of the original wharf, which fell into disrepair and was dismantled in the 1950s. The Mangawhai Historic Wharf Trust has launched a stinging attack on opponents following a decision last month to deny resource consent to rebuild a historic...... Read More

College house up for auction

Mr Vaughan says it’s a “high end” tiny house constructed to an exceptional standard. Year 13 students at Mahurangi College are putting the finishing touches to a tiny house that will be auctioned at the school later this month. The...... Read More

Anti-ageing compound shows promise

Tru Niagen is distributed from a 2000sqm warehouse on Omaha Flats Road. Pictured, Matakana Health director Kevin Glucina. A Matakana firm has the exclusive rights in Australia and New Zealand to distribute a medical supplement that it says boosts the...... Read More

Kiwi on the cards for Tamahunga?

Up to 30 wild kiwi could be making a return to Mount Tamahunga as early as next May, the annual meeting of Matakana Community Group heard on Wednesday, November 25. The Forest Bridge Trust’s community liaison officer Marguerite Vanderkolk said...... Read More

Covid challenges fire crew

Matakana Chief Fire Officer Peter Guild presenting the Whittaker Trophy to Rochelle Paice at the brigade’s recent honours night. Covid-19 was the main challenge for Matakana Volunteer Fire Brigade this year, Chief Fire Officer Peter...... Read More

Aid for military

Current and former military personnel and their families who are facing financial hardship in the wake of Covid-19, are eligible to apply for assistance. The Government has provided the RSA with a $2 million grant to help such families in recognition...... Read More

Targeted rate watch

Construction of Warkworth’s $5 million park and ride, on the former Atlas site on State Highway 1, is scheduled to start next month. The project will provide 131 carparks and is being funded by the Rodney Local Board targeted rate. The Board...... Read More

Water tanker prices to go up

During the 2019-2020 dry season, Auckland Council and Watercare sent milk tankers to provide fill ups for water carriers. Watercare will increase its charges to water carriers to fill up at its stations. The price of 10,000 litres will rise from $16...... Read More

Winner drawn for Lions raffle

From left, David Scott, winner Christine Kerkvliet and Graham Mentzer. Algies Bay’s Christine Kerkvliet has won the $2000 cash prezzy card prize from this year’s Warkworth Lions raffle. She bought the ticket from outside The Warehouse in...... Read More