Scotts Landing

Shoreline Adaptation Plan Consultation

Auckland Council is preparing shoreline adaptation plans (SAPs) across the region in partnership with mana whenua and local communities.  A plan is currently being developed for the shoreline from Snells Beach to Orewa, which includes Scotts Landing. The purpose of the plan is to look at how to adapt Auckland Council-owned land and assets to […]

MERRA 2024 Annual General Meeting

The 55th Annual General Meeting of the Mahurangi East Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc (MERRA) was held at Scott House on Sunday 5 May 2024.  The meeting included an informative update and Q&A session on the local oyster farms with Andrew (Nod) Hay, reports from the Chair and Treasurer, and election of a new committee […]

Mahurangi East Regional Park – Volunteers Wanted

Progress is being made on developing the recently acquired section of the Mahurangi East Regional Park, and a public access plan is currently being developed to provide pedestrian, cycle and future vehicle access into the park from the north. This will be achieved through a staged process over the next 3 years.  Link here for […]

Easter weed blitz successful

Plenty of Scotts Landing residents took part in MERRA’s Pest Weed Blitz over the Easter weekend, filling up the free rubbish skip with pest weeds removed from their properties.  A 9m3 skip from Northland Waste was available for the weekend and attracted a steady stream of weed drop-offs. MERRA gratefully acknowledges the support of Northland Waste […]

MERRA Picnic 2024

Over 70 residents enjoyed the annual Scotts Landing Picnic on Sunday 10 March at Scott House.  Fine weather, good food and great company made for an excellent afternoon out in a special environment. Our local park ranger Michael Boyle gave a  talk on weed pests and provided some advice on how and when to control […]

Road sealing complete

Works to repair and seal the previously unsealed section of Ridge Road down to the wharf, and the wharf carpark, have finally been completed.  This means that negotiating potholes and loose metal on this section of the road is now a thing of the past.   In addition to traction sealing on the road, the project […]

Myrtle Rust

Myrtle Rust has been observed recently at Scotts Landing and then confirmed through the central reporting tool for Myrtle Rust which is the iNaturalist website. There have been no other reports within our area to date. The image below shows Myrtle Rust on leaf underside. Myrtle Rust is a bio-security threat that threatens and could […]

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 […]

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 […]