Scotts Landing

Scotts Landing Picnic – 10 March 2024

MERRA invites you and your family to the annual Scotts Landing Picnic on Sunday 10 March at Scott House, from 12 noon – 3.00pm. (rain date 24 March) The picnic is free for MERRA members and $10 for others. We are extending a special invitation to any new residents. Ham, salad, bread rolls, hummus, tea, […]

Historical Trail Final Bench Completed

The completion of the sea wall has enabled MERRA to install the last of its six historical trail benches at Scott Point.  Many thanks to Stuart Windross for all of his hard work on this project over the last few years.  The new Scott Point bench is next to the carpark with a view across […]

Easter Blitz on Plant Pests

MERRA is encouraging all residents to join our blitz on pest weeds. Over the coming weeks, we will be targeting the removal and disposal of a range of invasive pest weeds from private and public property – walkways or paper roads.  To help with this, MERRA has arranged the following initiatives: Advice on how to […]

Road repairs underway

Residents will have noticed that works to repair and improve the unsealed section of Ridge Road have started.  MERRA has made on-going efforts via Auckland Transport (AT) and the Rodney Local Board to get this work happening. AT assures us that the drainage improvements, stabilising and sealing of the gravel section of Ridge Road will […]

Warkworth Lights

Lighting Up Warkworth A new permanent public artwork on the Mahurangi River opposite Warkworth township and adds a magical experience to an evening stroll along the riverside. The light installation was funded from council’s Public Art Regional budget and was officially turned on during the Mahurangi Winter Festival of Lights on July 15. It will […]

War on Rats

MERRA DECLARES WAR ON RATS  For over thirty years, MERRA has been controlling rats on public land. In recent times, MERRA has received funding from Predator Free NZ to expand its work into backyards with a major trapping campaign. Like any war, the population needs to be mobilised for the fight and so we are putting the call […]

Scotts Landing Historical Trail

The Scotts Landing Historical Trail is a MERRA initiative to install a series of six bench seats at key vantage points on the peninsular. Each seat provides a resting place to view sights and sites of historical interest.  Handcrafted wooden and corten steel benches have been installed at each location, with QR codes linking to an […]

MERRA Subscription Renewal 2023/24

An email was recently sent to all residents for whom MERRA has contact permission, with an invitation to renew membership for the year 1 April 2023 – 31 March 2024; or to join for those who are not already members. At the recent AGM it was agreed to increase the annual subscription to $20 per […]

Plantings available to aid sediment reduction

Mahurangi East Land Restoration Project MERRA has been working with the Mahurangi East Land Restoration (MELR) project to coordinate access to funding for native plants for Scotts Landing landowners wanting to restore smaller areas of land on their property. To date, the programme has funded around 6,000 native plants on 23 properties at Scotts Landing. MELR is a $5 million, […]