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Drop-in drops solution to Old Masonic derriere dilemma

Drop-in drops solution to Old Masonic derriere dilemma

Its arse-end is one of Warkworth’s worst features, despite robust heritage architecture being about striving to keep public buildings relevant to their communities. Nothing about the blank back wall of the Old Masonic Hall commends it to be considered sacrosanct. In...
Millrace to the rescue of whitebait and weir

Millrace to the rescue of whitebait and weir

Millennia before human habitation, the natural sandstone weir at the Mahurangi River tidehead would have formed a formidable barrier to inanga in their imperative to migrate from the sea to freshwater reaches. Then, over about the last 6000 years, towards its lower,...
Arising from ashes of the Phoenix

Arising from ashes of the Phoenix

Better connecting its tidehead town to its river has been a Mahurangi Action goal since the organisation was formed 44 years and one fortnight ago. Understandably, for a forward-looking town, Warkworth was built with its back to the river that represented the past....
Phase 3 of action plan to connect the dots

Phase 3 of action plan to connect the dots

Billed as a district and regional council initiative, the goal of the Mahurangi Action Plan, when launched in 2004, was to kickstart the fencing and planting of riparian margins, and after five years leave a community motivated and organised to continue the work to...

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