Report Back on Community Engagement and Next Steps for Warkworth (Lawrie Road) and Wellsford (Rustybrook Road) Transfer Sites

Beth Houlbrooke, Chair Rodney Local Board, has kindly forwarded to us an email re the following … Please find attached a summary of the community engagement process undertaken to better understand the range of issues and opportunities regarding the transfer stations in Warkworth (Lawrie Road) and Wellsford (Rustybrook Road).  This also includes the proposed next…

The Matakana

Built in 1903 in the what has become the heart of Matakana Village, The Matakana is a bit of an institution. It was built from the timber of a single kauri tree by the village post master and after his death became a boarding house for dairy factory workers. It was a restaurant of note…

Matakana Market Kitchen

Matakana Market Kitchen is all about the simple pleasures of relaxed dining. The menu is seasonal, creative and thoughtful, with quality ingredients sourced food from local growers, suppliers and market traders. A family run restaurant, encouraging you to bring all the family too. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 09.00am – till late Mon –…

The Stables and smiths

The Stables and smiths are both located in the Matakana Country Park. The Stables is a one of a kind venue (that can transform for all occasions) … a casual lunch, a family meal, or an intimate dinner. A great menu, and drinks selection.   Smiths is the second dining area (The Stables being the…

Sawmill Brewery and Smoko Room

An independent, New Zealand owned, brewery it is run by a small team and located in a paddock just outside of Omaha. The raw, rural landscape has a bearing on everything they do, and the people are resourceful, creative and hardworking. The Smoko Room is the place inside the Sawmill Brewery for food, drink and…

Matakana Valley Road …

It seems the filling in of those ditches and widening the pathways is finally going to happen! It was apparently promised before Christmas – but, alas, that will not happen. We’ve also been liaising with the Rodney Local Board over this, and they’ve advised they are waiting on an update on this re final design,…

Omaha Golf Course Lease …

As we have previously noted, the Golf Club and OBC are working in tandem with the Rodney Local Board and the Auckland Council’s Property people to renew the leases for the Golf Course and the Community Centre. However, we are aware of Auckland Council’s review relating to its continued ownership of certain assets – one…