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23rd Nov 2023 Update | Warkworth the Top BID Area in Auckland Again and a Festive Farewell from Murray
A Festive Farewell to 2023 As the year draws to a close, this marks my final newsletter for 2023 as I embark on an extended holiday abroad. Rest assured, I will return rejuvenated and ready to dive into 2024 with enthusiasm. Reflecting on the past year, it’s been a whirlwind of activity despite its challenges.… Continue reading 23rd Nov 2023 Update | Warkworth the Top BID Area in Auckland Again and a Festive Farewell from Murray
Can you believe it? Christmas is just six weeks away, and in three weeks, on December 3rd, the Warkworth Santa Parade is coming to town. The jolly old man himself will be there, riding in his sleigh with Mrs. Santa, spreading joy to all the children in Warkworth and the surrounding areas. This parade is a fantastic… Continue reading 9th Nov 2023 UPDATE | Santa is on his way!
“It can’t be that hard to organise a festival” Organizing a festival might seem like a simple task, but after facing three years of COVID-19 and lockdown-related challenges, we finally managed to put together a smaller version of the Warkworth Kowhai Festival last Saturday. Let’s provide some context: our Kowhai Festival committee had dwindled to just four members, and… Continue reading 26th Oct 2023 Update | Business Support and Information | Events
Summer is on the horizon! While it might not feel like it with all the sudden rain showers, our trusty weather forecasters assure us that summer is indeed headed our way. And here’s some more good news: in just a week, the elections will be behind us, allowing us to finally bid farewell to those relentless political… Continue reading 12th Oct 2023 Update | Business Support, Events, and information for Warkworth!
Election Time Reflections Last night, we hosted our Annual General Meeting (AGM), a time when the turnout tends to be a bit lower unless there’s a controversial topic at hand. Nonetheless, it was great to see an engaged and interested audience. During the meeting, I had the opportunity to chat with several of you. It’s… Continue reading 28th Sep 2023 Update | Post AGM, pre-election thoughts
Don’t be scared… Fear not, for AGM season is upon us, and we’re here to make it less daunting for you. Yes, we’re talking about those three intimidating letters: Annual General Meeting. How often have you heard someone say, “I wouldn’t touch one of those meetings with a ten-foot pole! I don’t want to end up on the committee!” Well,… Continue reading 14th Sep 2023 Update | AGM season is upon us!
It’s That Time Again: Election Season is Upon Us! I’m sure you’ve all noticed that familiar time rolling around once every three years – yes, it’s election season! During this period, something peculiar happens. Many individuals and businesses tend to hit the pause button on their purchasing decisions, fearing that new policies might have an… Continue reading 4th Sep 2023 UPDATE | Spending in the area pre General Election
Thanks to all who joined the Retailers’ Think Tank and contributed to a very constructive discussion about the future of Warkworth and what it means for street-front businesses. Our next forum is scheduled to be on the 4th of October, 5:15pm at the Bridgehouse Backbar. We hope you can join us again. Read the full update HERE>
It’s always darkest before dawn. While the saying may not be 100% true it does feel as though here, in town, we are going through a bit of a dark patch at the moment. And the thought of the day breaking soon feels like a hopeful metaphor. We have a number of businesses who are finding it… Continue reading 17th Aug 2023 UPDATE | Town is quiet yes – Let’s talk about it