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Introducing - Matakana Water

A new water company is offering fast delivery of pure mineral water to the Matakana area, just in time for the dry season. Matakana...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 14:27

Changing Faces - Little and Local Bar & Bistro

For the last four years Mark and Marlane Elley have delighted in creating the perfect community hub at the Little and Local...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 14:24

District rainfall well below annual average

It was a dry year in Warkworth last year. The total rainfall recorded in Alnwick Street in 2020 was 1135mm, which was 300mm...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 12:47

Local champions honoured on Queen’s New Year list

Five Mahurangi residents are among the 154 people recognised in this year's New Year Honours list. The five local...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 12:34

Business idea blooms in Matakana

Rebecka Keeling in her garden. Mahurangi residents and visitors can now pick their own flowers at a special garden located...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 12:04

Still time to enter summer photo competition: This is Us!

Te Arai surfer, by Tom Rouse. There has been a stunning array of photographs submitted to the Bayley's ‘This...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 12:01

2020 ends on generous note

Mahurangi Matters, Rodney Womens Centre, Homebuilders in Warkworth and Warkworth Foodbank extend a heartfelt thanks to...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 12:00

Night moves on SH1

The Ara Tūhono - Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway project is carrying out night works on SH1, at the Kaipara Flats Road/Goatley...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 11:58

AT hails progress on Matakana link road

The Matakana link road is due to open around May next year. Auckland Transport (AT) has released drone footage of the new...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 11:55

Police pleased with holiday behaviour

Mahurangi recorded zero deaths on its roads during the Christmas/NewYear holiday period despite a surge in fatalities nationally. This...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 11:54

Project umbrellas conservation efforts

The map shows the Restore Rodney East boundaries. The area between Warkworth and Leigh, including Tāwharanui, will be...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 11:52

Bunny business has Tossi hopping

Rising feral rabbit numbers in the Tawharanui Regional Park is costing the volunteer group Tawharanui Open Sanctuary Society...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 11:50

Labour of love reforests former Araparera dairy farm

  Thomas and Mahrukh Stazyk. Wharehine provided gravel for the roads and was involved in the installation of the...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 11:37

Sweet Appreciation - Stephen Ryder

Stephen Ryder Congratulations to The Oaks on Neville resident Stephen Ryder, of Warkworth, who is a recipient of ...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 11:19

Vestiges of traditional boat building alive and well

The boatyard has some 50 craft on site. Pam and George have an impressive collection of tools. The boatyard is nestled...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 11:08

Learn bridge in Warkworth

The Warkworth Bridge Club is running a 10-week Introduction to Bridge course at its clubrooms in Alnwick Street, starting...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 10:40

College tiny house sold

Ryan Steven believes it was the first tiny house auction in NZ. A tiny house built by students at Mahurangi College sold...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 10:39

Maori courses target teachers

School staff will be able to register for free te reo Maori lessons as part of a new Ministry of Education programme this...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 10:31

Students learn auto skills by rebuilding racing car

Students from Horizon School gather around the Honda Civic EK. Pictured at front, from left, Martin Dunn, Steve Pound and...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 10:27

Hippy graduates beat Covid-19

Hippy graduates proudly wearing the korowai, from left, Theo Connelly, Raiden Henry and Carlin Wright The Hippy team,...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 10:24

Kids get creative with junk

Emmie and Eden Wilson from Matakana had fun on this makeshift slide. The grass at Centennial Park in Wellsford was covered...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 10:22

Couples catered for in new dementia unit

Some rooms have expansive views of Algies Bay. Elderly couples separated by dementia will have some comfort thanks to a...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 10:17

Kids fishing day returns in March

Save the date – the annual Warkworth Lions Club Take a Kid Fishing Day will be held on Sunday, March 14, from 10am...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 10:08

Northern fire ban

A total fire ban is in place in Whangārei and Kaipara. Principal rural fire officer Myles Taylor says this means no open...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 09:59

How to get mussels into bed – and clean up the harbour

Trying to ensure mussels survive keeps Al Alder awake at night.  Smaller mussels are more vulnerable to predators...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 09:55

Boaties urged to keep it clean

The Hauraki Gulf is New Zealand's first marine park but suffers badly from pollution. Auckland Council is appealing...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 09:53

Footbridges in Kaiwaka approved

An early design for the southern bridge. Two footbridges will be built on the western side of State Highway One in Kaiwaka. The...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 09:52

Frustration inspires water delivery business

Graeme Gilby and Aaron Barneveld Graeme Gilby and Aaron Barneveld know exactly what it is like to run out of water at a...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 09:50

Water precautions save lives

Water Safety NZ (WSNZ) is appealing to people to make wise decisions around water this summer. Preliminary figures indicate...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 09:48

Auckland’s climate action plan everyone’s challenge

Illustration courtesy CRIMU Research and Evaluation Unit & Auckland Council Every man, woman and child in Auckland will...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 09:43

Council slammed over boundaries

The proposed boundary changes favoured by NAG The Northern Action Group (NAG) – advocating for better political representation...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 09:41

Cementing an historic link

The commemorative trowel, which has spent most of its life in a drawer, will now by on permanent display in the town hall....

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 09:37

Anti-hoop neighbours at Omaha win basketball battle

The hoops and stands in Omaha have been sold and removed. Omaha has lost its basketball hoops permanently after residents...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 09:34

Barbecue hunt goes viral

From left, Troy Dunn, chef Greg Adams and Leilani Dunn. Chef Greg's hand-built BBQ smoking rig. Chef Greg Adams...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 09:28

Highfield opens Lily Pond

From left, Christine Hannah, John Carr, Steve Cleverly and Peter Caccia-Birch with the carved kauri sign. Peter Caccia-Birch...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 08:59

Kawau boaties move to ban dredging

Jon Whisker says the club is committed to taking up the cause. The Kawau Boating Club has unanimously voted to ban scallop...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 08:57

Forest pilot launched

Owners of small forests in the Whangateau catchment will be invited to attend a workshop early this year as part of an...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 08:53

MPI encourages use of fishing app

The Ministry of Primary Industries wants recreational fishers to check fishery rules on the NZ Fishing Rules App this summer. “The...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 08:50

Warkworth health services relocate

Waitematā District Health Board's community services in Warkworth have relocated from Alnwick Street. The district...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021 08:30

Anti-hoop neighbours win basketball battle

Omaha has lost its basketball hoops permanently after residents living next to four separate reserves refused to have them...

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By Sally Marden reporter@localmatters.co.nz