A night to be remembered! Warkworth Town Hall, Wednesday the 11th May 2022, 7 pm and the babble of happy voices, laughter, and the clink of glasses was sounding all around me. The room was full with 170 Emergency Services personnel starting to enjoy an evening that had been put on just for them by One Mahurangi, local… Continue reading 16th May 2022 – Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Mother’s Day, an opportunity or a con? When I was just a lad living in Kurow, North Otago, we were a family of five boys and one girl. Dad was the local plumber in a farming community that often wouldn’t pay his invoices until the wool cheque came in. As you can imagine there were times… Continue reading 28th April 2022 – Mother’s Day, an opportunity or a con?
What a wonderful place we live in! I thought for a change I wouldn’t mention Covid or lockdowns because apart from us all being over it, my focus again has been on what a great area Mahurangi is to live in. Lately, I have been reminded of the generous and thoughtful community spirit we have in… Continue reading 7th April 2022 – What a wonderful place we live in!
The light in the tunnel is getting brighter! This time it’s not a train The announcement from the government yesterday will have a lot of businesses including hospitality and event organisers smiling as the restrictions ease and they can welcome more customers and patrons back! While most of us will welcome these new Protection Framework changes, they do… Continue reading 24th March 2022 Update – This time the light at the end of the tunnel is NOT a train
How can we help? As I have walked about town over the last three weeks what has stood out for me has been how quiet it has been. And for good reason! Today over 22,000 new cases of Covid have been reported in NZ. That statistic is enough to make anyone want to take cover. Because… Continue reading 3rd March 2022 – How can we help?
Omicron business support and an invitation for struggling hospitality businesses to join an urgent online discussion involving politicians on Monday 28th Feb at 3:30 pm. Read the latest One Mahurangi Business Association update here > https://mailchi.mp/onemahurangi.co.nz/update25feb
Going for Gold I have been watching a lot of the Winter Olympics, especially the efforts of our New Zealand athletes who are making us very proud to be Kiwis. Something that stood out to me while watching all the different events was that there is very little difference between first place and fourth place getters. There… Continue reading 17 Feb 2022 – Local Support as Omicron Cases Rise
The light at the end of the tunnel Do you get the feeling that we have been here before but also, in some way, it feels different? The experts tell us that the spread of the Omicron variant will get much worse before it gets better. We’ve all heard it and most of us are… Continue reading 03 Feb 2022 – Thank you to our local Emergency Services!
How are you feeling about the year ahead? I watched a group of children the other day jumping on the hopscotch game we have painted outside the Information Centre. The carefree joy on their faces as they played this simple game was in such contrast to the mood I had encountered in a conversation I had earlier… Continue reading 20th Jan 2022 One Mahurangi Update – What lies ahead for 2022?
We are there! The first of our Sunday morning Christmas shopping days went very well last Sunday with a lot of people making their way into town despite the weather to enjoy the chance to do some shopping while listening to the many buskers scattered throughout the main streets. The looks on the faces of… Continue reading 16th Dec 2021 One Mahurangi Update – Join us again this Sunday!