A little light for Saturday in the park

A little light for Saturday in the park

Light breezes are again the prospect for the Mahurangi Regatta. Nice for the picnickers, and dancers in the evening, but not what most of the sailors crave. Unfortunately, what is also a little light, so far, is the response of Mahurangi West residents to volunteer to...
2020 Mahurangi Regatta programme

2020 Mahurangi Regatta programme

2020 Regatta Day Saturday 25 January C elebrating the 43rd anniversary of the regatta revival by Mahurangi Action, and the second ‘Up the Mahu!’ Race organiser, since 1990, is the Mahurangi Cruising Club. Friday Night-Race to Mahurangi 3 pm Classic A and Modern...
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 īnanga 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....

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