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Mahurangi Regatta 2020 programme

Celebrating 43rd anniversary of revival, and 20th yearbook

STV bicentennial extraordinary town-hall talk

Why a small Mahurangi tidehead town might launch the bicentennial celebrations…

Mahurangi Coastal Trail taking shapely

Most of the coastal trail is already in use, has been for decades…

Coastal Trade on the Mahurangi River

Historical Archaeology of Coastal Trade on the Mahurangi River – Bree Wooller

doors open for refreshments 5 pm – talk begins 5.30 pm

Thursday 25 July Warkworth Town Hall Talk

The Secret Life of Whitebait, by Sophie Tweedle. Talk begins 5.30 pm

Monday 25 March draft structure plan deadline

Deadline for feedback on Draft Warkworth Structure Plan was midnight 25 March

Exploring alternatives to losing the Wilson weir

With a stay of execution for the Wilson weir comes the imperative to learn so much more

Mahurangi Regatta 2019 and Up the Mahu!

Celebrating 42nd anniversary of revival, and first two-day Mahurangi Regatta!

Second time science mussels into the Mahurangi

…green-lipped mussel reef establishment is a bold and emblematic means of addressing

the Mahurangi Harbour’s elevated sediment accumulation rate…

Odds against tomorrow without ultimate sacrifice

Youth-led breeding moratorium humanity’s best, but possibly only hope.

Unlocking the magic of places – an impossible dream for Warkworth

Change is inevitable. What is not inevitable is the quality of that change…

Kids Voting curtain-raiser could electrify elections

…what better way for a family with school-aged to share the voting experience, than by discussing the Kids Voting results … then compare with the real thing, as it played out over the next hour or two…

Aotearoa uniquely positioned to mobilise by example

As the epitome of self-isolation, Aotearoa is perfectly placed to lead the global project to survive the covid-19 pandemic, and anthropogenic global heating. After petulantly insisting cop26 must proceed, on 1 April it was finally postponed until 2021. That it took quite so long…

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Splendid self-isolation opportunity for civilisation

Having wasted two months of preparation time, the challenge for civilisation now is to break its determined habit of wasting every crisis in its entirety. Aside from abiding by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s succinct advice to act as though one had covid-19, and stay strictly…

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Sweet Te Muri crossing consensus

In its 33-year story, the Mahurangi Coastal Trail has seen some meaningful milestones. Last Thursday’s is one such significant trail marker. Circa 1987, Auckland Regional Parks management had decided where a bridge was to cross Te Muri Stream; it was to run smack…

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Octavius Browne, second brother to visit Gordon

William Browne’s son Octavius Browne was born on 2 November 1809. Charles Browne says “the place of his birth and the date of his baptism is not known, but we have been told that just before he left Courtlands on the journey to Scotland in the course of which he died, he…

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Planning Mahurangi Regatta 2021 at the town hall

Revival of the Mahurangi Regatta was the direct result of 1970s Mahurangi River restoration efforts. Two years of determined advocacy for a more far-sighted solution to tidehead town’s sewage woes had comprehensively convinced the regional water authority…

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Mahurangi Regatta 2020 results combined list to come

Results are ordered alphabetically by division, then by handicap place within each division. However, for those desiring an overall picture of the day’s racing, a combined-fleet list ordered by elapsed time will, in time, be appended below the division placings…

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Regatta 2020 lost, found and thanked

Effusive thanks have been lavishing the organisers, sponsors, and volunteers from even before Saturday’s Mahurangi Regatta began, but also in its immediate aftermath: ”Thanks mate. Such an awesome event—huge congrats to everyone involved…

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Climate action of the people, by the people for the planet

That government of the people, by the people, for the people, has perished from the earth, has placed all earth’s creatures in existential peril. All too foreseeably, the half-billion creatures and counting destroyed by wildfire this globally-heated Australian summer will later…

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  • Jason Brown on 2020 Mahurangi Regatta programme: Another fantastic end to an all-day, fun day for nearly all age groups. Only been to a few of the… 27 January, 8.11 pm

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