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Government funds Penlink

Funding for the Penlink Road and bridge from Whangaparaoa Peninsula to Redvale is included in a package of Government investment in infrastructure announced by Minister Phil Twyford today. The funding provides $411 million, enough to fully fund the...... Read More

Urgent health clinic opening in Warkworth

An urgent health care clinic, which will operate from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, will open at the Rodney Surgical Centre in Warkworth within weeks. The new facility will be operated by Wellsford-based primary care service Coast to Coast Health...... Read More

Police impressed by holiday behaviour

Police say the summer festive period has been quiet, with only one arrest made outside High Life at Ascension Winery on New Year’s Eve. Warkworth Police Sergeant Mark Stallworthy has worked New Year’s Eve for 14 years in a row and says...... Read More

Campaign to support bushfire victims

Dozens of local businesses, community organisations and individuals have leapt into action to help victims of the Australian bushfires via a new region-wide fundraising group. Mahurangi Bushfire Aid is the brainchild of Warkworth resident Paul Wilson,...... Read More

New Year honours

Two Warkworth residents have been named in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.       Paul McGill was named an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit (ONZM) for 39 years service with the NZ Fire Service and Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ). Mr...... Read More

Cheeky Rotarians fix Hill Street for a pittance

After decades of waiting for the notoriously clogged Hill Street intersection to be upgraded, Warkworth Rotarians decided to fix it themselves. And while Auckland Transport improvement plans for the intersection will cost millions, Rotarians managed...... Read More

Showground lighting debacle

State-of-the-art lighting at Warkworth Showgrounds, which was installed less than three years ago, is to be replaced. While the lighting met resource consent conditions at the time, Rodney Local Board has been advised that the glare from the lights,...... Read More

Transgender play to inform school students

A Sandspit playwright’s transgender play has won a major grant from Creative New Zealand to produce performances for school students starting in Warkworth. Testostrogen, by Joanna Pearce, tells the story of a man dealing with a powerful inclination...... Read More

Mahurangi health: A charity case

News that a new urgent health care clinic will open in Warkworth will be a relief to Mahurangi residents. But Jonathan Killick discovers the region’s health needs remain heavily dependent on charity. He spoke to fire brigades, St John, district...... Read More

Kaipara community handyman shows imagination

There is hardly a house in Hoteo and Kaipara Flats that George Wech has not done some work on since he started as a builder aged 14, but it is his castles and pirate ships that can most be described as eye-catching. His creations include a life-sized...... Read More