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!
‘Tis the Season to Support Local! Like me, are you starting to hear Christmas carols on the radio as you drive around? I always feel like Christmas has arrived once I hear Snoopy’s Christmas and sure enough there it just was! This Christmas season let’s reflect on how a lot of our local businesses have… Continue reading 9th Dec 2021 One Mahurangi Update – ‘Tis the Season to Support Local!
At last, a sit-down coffee with friends! As we make our way to the weekend many of us are looking forward to being able to go into our favourite cafés and sit down with friends. It will feel like a whole new experience. How do we do this again? While I consider this I am… Continue reading 2nd Dec 2021 One Mahurangi Update – At last! A sit down coffee with friends
Moving into the new season… As we move into the Traffic Light System on December the 3rd, I can’t help thinking about those businesses that are still at the starting gate nervously waiting for the opportunity to reopen. I am talking about the hospitality industry, the beauty industry, and of course hairdressers although they will… Continue reading 24th Nov One Mahurangi Update – Moving into the new season
Christmas is coming! Only 36 more days until the day that traditionally most of us men start thinking about Christmas shopping: Christmas Eve! One Mahurangi however, has already been looking at what we can do to help Christmas shoppers and of course get as many people as possible to shop local. We are working with… Continue reading 18th Nov One Mahurangi Update – Ready for the rush? Christmas is coming!
A glimmer of light… Wednesday 10th November and suddenly, for a number of retail businesses, a little light at the end of the tunnel! I went into Warkworth town yesterday, as I do most days, to walk about and chat to those that are open and the sun was shining. There wasn’t a lot of… Continue reading 11 Nov One Mahurangi Update – A glimmer of light…
It’s a tricky situation and the questions keep coming These are strange and unchartered times for most businesses. As we move from alert level to alert level, and as we try to adjust, one of the questions I get asked often when I am out on the street is, “If we have a business that… Continue reading 4th Nov 2021, One Mahurangi Update – Retail is Re-Opening!
AGM MYTHS… My Father, who sadly passed away a long time ago, was a great joiner of committees. In a small town like the South Island’s Kurow, (population of just over 300), being on a committee was a great way to network. I always promised myself that I wouldn’t be like him in that way.… Continue reading 27th Oct 2021 One Mahurangi Update – Have Your Say!