Your vote is important The Local Body and Mayoral election campaigns have started and already it seems to me that on Facebook especially, it is rapidly becoming more about personality rather than policy. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised with Facebook as more and more it seems to have become a source of misinformation and a… Continue reading 11th August Update – Your vote is important
What a wonderful town! As I stood in Baxter Street on Saturday night watching families, teenagers, and the oldies (like me) pour into Warkworth to watch the GULL Laser Light Show, play in the snow, go on the rides, and sample the amazing food from the Food Trucks, I realized that as well as living in… Continue reading 28th July Update: Stronger Together – What a Wonderful Town!
A shining light! On Saturday the 9th of July, Warkworth came alive as shops strung lights up in the main street as well as a few in Neville and Mill Lane and a few more dotted about the town. What a delightful difference the lights make to our town! Some Warkworth businesses really have gone the… Continue reading 14th July Update: Winter School Holidays shine bright in the dark
Time to shine! The Mahurangi Winter Festival of Lights is back this July! To make your business stand out from the crowd you have two choices:You can string Fairy lights up in your business windows and be a part of making the town sparkle and shine.You can decide, bah humbug! And not light up anything in which case you can… Continue reading 30th June Update: Mahurangi Winter Festival of Lights 2022! It’s on, is your business on too?
I probably don’t need to say it but, Winter is here! As I sit in my office looking out the window, the wild wind and the driving, cold rain is suggesting that I will have to work hard to keep the winter blues away. The cold and wet season hasn’t typically my favourite time of the… Continue reading 16th June 2022 update – Winter is here but so is the festival!
“It’s just like a bad cold,” they said… So many people told me, “it wasn’t too bad” that I didn’t worry when I started to feel a little unwell a couple of weeks ago, and then, bam! – I tested positive for Covid-19. The infamous virus had finally caught up with me. A couple of days into… Continue reading 2nd June 2022 update – Back to business after Covid hits the office
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