Heritage vessels

Local lawyer helps the Kestrel come home

Where Fairburn Walked Ross Mullins 1987 Ferry me across the shining water Take me home again Rock me rock me gentle on the harbour I will feel no pain Warkworth lawyer Hugh Gladwell is helping revive another regional icon. Mr Gladwell and Peter Thompson were the prime...

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Very, very well-deserved re-launch luck

Event Saturday 16 May 2009, 10.30am onward Wharf Street, Warkworth The fine forecast for Saturday is staggering good luck. Given the months of fine weather Warkworth enjoyed this summer, contrasting with the recent weeks of early winter cold and rain. But this luck...

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Jane Gifford re-launch with a little help from our friends

Event 11am to 2pm Wharf Street, Warkworth ‘We’re having the re-launching and homecoming celebrations for the Jane Gifford a fortnight on Saturday there.’ ‘Hang on Hugh, I’ll just pull over.’ ‘We’re wondering if the Friends would be prepared to mobilise its Mahurangi...

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Research up the river

New Zealand River Recreation Use Survey As oyster farmers, a huge perk of the job was having craft at the ready that were also perfect for recreation. Visitors to the family at Mahurangi West only had to pass an innocent remark about how beautiful the harbour looked...

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Mahurangi punt – one of two icons

Punts are an absolutely integral, and unique, element of the settler history of Mahurangi. The centrality of these craft is graphically captured in the 1903 photograph of Willie Hamilton rowing a fully laden Mahurangi punt past the cement works established…

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