LocalMatters       

Redesign addresses Wood Street congestion in Mangawhai

Wood Street has gone one-way for the second time in two years. Consultation is continuing on Kaipara District Council's...

Read More...
Posted on 26 Feb 2021 08:00

Popular pooch names for 2020

For a fifth year in a row, Bella has topped the list of most popular dog names on Auckland Council's dog registration...

Read More...
Posted on 26 Feb 2021 08:00

Caps in theatre

Anaesthetist Dr Sarah Preissler-Hunt, made 72 theatre caps for her team. Northland District Health Board theatre staff...

Read More...
Posted on 26 Feb 2021 08:00

Funding available for healthy food initiatives

Applications are open for funding that will help whānau and communities access healthy food in Northland. Through...

Read More...
Posted on 25 Feb 2021 08:00

Mangawhai Beach classrooms near completion

Mangawhai Beach School's new building will be built in the style of a marae. Mangawhai Beach School students expect...

Read More...
Posted on 25 Feb 2021 08:00

Kerbside food waste diverted

In addition to households, Sustainable Kaipara is also taking compostable waste from three businesses. A kerbside collection...

Read More...
Posted on 24 Feb 2021 08:00

Higher density housing future for Warkworth

An artists' render of the new Pulham villas. Seven sisters cottages, formerly on Pulham Road. Anthony Shaw of...

Read More...
Posted on 23 Feb 2021 08:00

Mahu City Express launches electric coach service

Passengers aboard the TCE12 will enjoy a quieter and smoother ride.  Mahu City Express will celebrate the arrival...

Read More...
Posted on 23 Feb 2021 08:00

Rising rents in Mahurangi squeeze out working families

Nicole Banks   The average rental in Warkworth is $540 a week. Warkworth property managers are concerned there...

Read More...
Posted on 23 Feb 2021 08:00

College students’ safety secured

Mahurangi College has a new pedestrian crossing, near the intersection of Woodcocks Road and Morrison Drive. For the last...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Feb 2021 08:00

Mahurangi Regatta

Scores of classic yachts and wooden boats gathered off Sullivans Bay last month for the annual Mahurangi Regatta. Wind...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Feb 2021 08:00

Warkworth motorway on track for May 2022 completion

Top, Puhoi to Warkworth northern connection to SH1. Bottom, Puhoi to Warkworth southern connection at Johnstones Hill Tunnels....

Read More...
Posted on 22 Feb 2021 08:00

Matakana developments steam ahead

An aerial view of Pyrus Grove by Selah Homes on Trade Me. Land for 33 homes is being cleared. Building should start...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Feb 2021 08:00

Sweet Appreciation - Michelle Carmichael

Michelle Carmichael Congratulations to Michelle Carmichael, of Wellsford, who is a recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate...

Read More...
Posted on 20 Feb 2021 08:00

Sky Tower jump ‘no biggie’ for 90-year-old

Vince Harris's relatively quiet life in the Peninsula Club in Whangaparāoa is fitting for a 90-year-old, but every...

Read More...
Posted on 19 Feb 2021 12:12

Mangawhai rogues reminisce on ‘the big dig’ anniversary

From left, Jim Wintle, Ian Cameron and Noel Foster were part of the big dig. The big dig lasted four days. There were...

Read More...
Posted on 19 Feb 2021 08:00

Warkworth hosts Wormwise workshop

The latest tips and techniques for controlling internal parasites in sheep and beef will be presented at a talk in Warkworth...

Read More...
Posted on 19 Feb 2021 08:00

Have your say on next 10-year budget

Auckland Council's proposed budget for the next 10 years is in the final stages of development and will be open for...

Read More...
Posted on 19 Feb 2021 08:00

Floral fun in the sun at Leigh School

Pam Brown needed a stepladder to measure the loftier entrants. This little chap made a beeline for the entries lined up...

Read More...
Posted on 19 Feb 2021 08:00

Car seat safety checks in Kaiwaka

Free baby and children's car seat safety checks are being held in Kaiwaka on the morning of Monday, February 22. Plunket's...

Read More...
Posted on 19 Feb 2021 08:00

Long walk to raise funds

A full 12 hours of walking lies ahead for Loren O'Sullivan, who is raising funds for a charity she has been involved...

Read More...
Posted on 18 Feb 2021 14:18

Main entrance to Milldale ready to open

The 4000-home Milldale development reaches a major milestone this month with its main entrance from Pine Valley Road, over...

Read More...
Posted on 18 Feb 2021 13:25

Development progress on the Coast

Thirty-four homes are planned for the former bus depot at 188 Centreway Road, Ōrewa. Project manager Nigel Williams says...

Read More...
Posted on 18 Feb 2021 12:15

Centenarian celebrations at Summerset

Margaret Pratt celebrated her century in style. The phrase “100 years young” could have been invented for Margaret...

Read More...
Posted on 18 Feb 2021 08:00

Charities join forces to fight personal debt

National Party MP for Kaipara ki Mahurangi Chris Penk, left, discusses New Zealanders' personal debt problems with...

Read More...
Posted on 18 Feb 2021 08:00

NAG slams Govt plans on Maori wards

The Northern Action Group (NAG) has slammed Government plans to abolish a law that provides for referenda on the establishment...

Read More...
Posted on 18 Feb 2021 08:00

Plantings aim to stem tide of tree felling

An ambitious plan to increase the number of trees on local publicly owned land has begun. At its final meeting last year,...

Read More...
Posted on 17 Feb 2021 13:11

Hot rods shine in Ōrewa festival

Admiring the cars, and rock 'n' roll dancing are highlights for spectators. Photos, Kerry Bree. Many hot rods...

Read More...
Posted on 17 Feb 2021 12:20

Cockle mystery investigated

Rebecca Gladstone-Gallagher will check on the cockles over three years. A three-year study into why the cockles in Whangateau...

Read More...
Posted on 17 Feb 2021 08:00

Water carriers boiling over Government chlorine bill

Proposed new regulation would significantly increase compliance costs for water carriers. Northern water carriers are frustrated...

Read More...
Posted on 17 Feb 2021 08:00

Rare bitterns return thanks to children’s efforts

Children of Tapora School who were part of the final planting last year that saw the completion of the project. Endangered...

Read More...
Posted on 17 Feb 2021 08:00

Changing Faces - Mike Pero Warkworth

Rick Law A desire to keep challenging himself to reach ambitious goals has prompted Rick Law to take over the ownership...

Read More...
Posted on 17 Feb 2021 08:00

Housing issue fires up Mangawhai Central hearing

Around 60 attended the hearings in the Mangawhai Public Library Hall. Plan change mangawhai. Commissioner D Hill Commissioner...

Read More...
Posted on 17 Feb 2021 08:00

Helicopter missions in Rodney

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust has released a map showing missions undertaken in Rodney during 2020. Trust communications...

Read More...
Posted on 17 Feb 2021 08:00

Dangerous walk for highway residents

A lack of footpaths or cycleways along sections of Hibiscus Coast Highway has been brought to the attention of Auckland...

Read More...
Posted on 16 Feb 2021 13:51

Stage set for great year

Times have been grim for Centrestage Theatre – Covid-19 lockdowns nearly closed its doors for good. The fact that...

Read More...
Posted on 16 Feb 2021 13:46

Grinners are winners

Have you ever walked down the street and seen someone who looks exactly like the dog they are walking? Or maybe your friends...

Read More...
Posted on 16 Feb 2021 13:32

Changing Faces - Bayside Bistro

From left, assistant manager Christina Morrison, Desmond and Susan Vize, and chef Janeen Swart. A breath of fresh sea air...

Read More...
Posted on 16 Feb 2021 09:34

Enter the Mahurangi Matters pet lookalike competition

Ever walked down the street and seen someone who looks exactly like the dog they are walking? Maybe your friends are constantly...

Read More...
Posted on 16 Feb 2021 08:00

Falls fuel fresh anger over Warkworth footpath hazards

Saffron Schedewy-Johnson, right, feared her grandmother might die. Pat Schedewy shortly after the accident. Frustration...

Read More...
Posted on 16 Feb 2021 08:00