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Town hall planning to return favour

Town hall planning to return favour

By 2019, many of the decisions about the new Warkworth could be being made in its old town hall. The Local Government Commission is currently considering reorganisation options for the Auckland region, including an alternative proposal made by Mahurangi Action, and 38...
Shipbuilding ends in the Mahurangi

Shipbuilding ends in the Mahurangi

Jade River: A history of the Mahurangi Dr Ronald H Locker First published 2001; second edition 2001; online 2014— This online edition is a work in progress. Short contents About About the author Foreword to online edition Preface Acknowledgements Link with the...
Gordon Browne and his spar station

Gordon Browne and his spar station

Jade River: A history of the Mahurangi Dr Ronald H Locker First published 2001; second edition 2001; online 2014— This online edition is a work in progress. Short contents About About the author Foreword to online edition Preface Acknowledgements Link with the...
Criteria for crossing revisited

Criteria for crossing revisited

The principal objective of the Mahurangi Coastal Trail is to provide primary access to Te Muri. Based on vehicle countsfor 2013–2014, Wenderholm Regional Park receives an estimated 225 362 visitors per year, and Mahurangi Regional Park 59 595. It is probable then,...
Healing unhealthy health-board ballots

Healing unhealthy health-board ballots

The first requirement of a voting system is to reflect voters’ preferences. First-past-the-postfirst-past-the-post is probably better described as single-round-winner-takes-all, given that the ‘post’ is the close of voting, and not a majority of votes cast does one...
Representing hundreds and thousands

Representing hundreds and thousands

On average, each of Auckland region’s part-time local board politicians represents 9500 people. But a report prepared for Auckland Council argues for the number of local boards and local board members to be halved, which would double the number each member...
Mahurangi elegant punt

Mahurangi elegant punt

Jade River: A history of the Mahurangi Dr Ronald H Locker First published 2001; second edition 2001; online 2014— This online edition is a work in progress. Short contents About About the author Foreword to online edition Preface Acknowledgements Link with the...
Lifeline of the north

Lifeline of the north

Jade River: A history of the Mahurangi Dr Ronald H Locker First published 2001; second edition 2001; online 2014— This online edition is a work in progress. Short contents About About the author Foreword to online edition Preface Acknowledgements Link with the...

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