Scotts Landing

Welcome to new residents

MERRA regularly holds a morning tea to welcome new residents to Scotts Landing, and we are planning to hold the next event in early December 2023, numbers permitting.  If you are new to our community, or know someone who is and would like to attend, please contact merra.localnetwork@gmail.com.    

Wet Wet Wet!

The first half of 2023 has seen a record amount of rain recorded at Scotts Landing.  The total of 1,515 mm for the first 6 months of the year already exceeds the  average annual total over the past decade. Click here for monthly rainfall data.

Medium density residential standards

The government has directed Auckland Council to include the above in its Unitary Plan – the effect being to enable three-storey housing to be erected on residential sites in the city, which by definition includes Warkworth. If you wish to know more about the impact of this, see the attached. Any submissions on the plan […]

Proposed new rules for housing intensification

Please see below notice of a public meeting organised by Rodney’s councillor Greg Sayers to discuss the above proposal. 𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟖 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟏𝟎𝐚𝐦, 𝐖𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐓𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐥. What are the governments housing plans for Warkworth? Come along to find out. Virtually the entire Auckland region is affected by radical new housing rules that will see a quantum leap in the intensification that […]

Coastal erosion mapping caveat achieved

Auckland Council has published an online map of the Auckland Region that models potential areas of erosion and land instability as a consequence of future sea level rise and coastal erosion.  Many Scotts Landing properties were shown as potentially adversely affected.  MERRA was concerned about the misleading and inaccurate nature of press coverage (eg wrongly […]

Community network enables capture of alleged thief

The vigilence of community members, the communications network of the community support group and the smart work of a kayak-owning resident all combined to entrap an alleged thief at Scotts Landing recently. The above photo is of the suspected thief’s vehicle. The final act in the drama was played out when the kayak owner, a […]

Dog poop on the increase

During the pandemic, another plague seems to be hitting the peninsular – a rise in the amount of dog poop that has not been retrieved by pet owners. By the roadside, on beaches and the otherwise pristine Scotts Beach grassed areas, we’re seeing an increase in deposits from dogs big and small. It’s not just […]

Working bee instals cemetery sign

A MERRA working bee swarmed to instal a sign at the base of the walkimg track to the cemetery, which is the resting place for many of the earliest European settlers and their descendants. This sign is the latest in the work around the cemetery. A bench has been installed at the cemetery site with […]

Dome Valley landfill concerns and Waste by Rail

MERRA has continued its scrutiny of the proposal for an Auckland Regional Landfill in the Dome Valley.  Waste Management has now applied to Council for consent. In response MERRA has now made a detailed submission to Council on the application.  This is further to MERRA’s original January 2019 position paper (click here) and related press coverage.   As well as supporting ecological concerns we also […]

Seats of history

The committee of MERRA have organised the installation of the first in a series of seats to be installed at key vantage points on the peninsular. Each seat provides a resting place to view sights and sites of historical interest. The first seat, at the cemetery and former church (note the picture shows the remaining […]