Mahurangi Matters, 18 April 2018 – Off the Record

Who gives a toss!

ACC is used to receiving bizarre claims, from the person who injured herself while trying to catch the bride’s bouquet to the Dad who slipped while trying to put the star on the top of the Christmas tree. Perhaps a new complaint, first identified at a local event in Warkworth, is about to join this list. After spending several hours sizzling sausages, a volunteer was innocently overheard to complain that he was suffering from “sausage tossing RSI”.

A jumbo-sized problem

Following yet another holiday weekend of traffic pain and gridlock, Matakana Community Group members again bemoaned the vexed issue of Hill Street and what could and should be done about it. After much muttering, sighing and shaking of heads by long-suffering locals, it was Murray Chapman, paying a visit from One Warkworth, who resignedly summed up the situation.

“The fixing of Hill Street is like the mating of elephants,” he said. “There’s an awful lot of noise, but not a lot happening.