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LATEST ISSUE: 20th July  2015

Dollars from donuts


Donut makers at MBS-714Mangawhai Beach School’s Community Problem Solving Group is really cooking – literally.

Fresh from their Wheels Day featured in the last issue of the Focus, the group has turned to making donuts as they tackle their latest challenge set by group leader and teacher Mrs Gore: Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ) is not being funded by the Government.

Selling donuts was the brainchild of ten-year-old room 11 student Josh Perkinson. “My family had just bought a donut maker so I thought for the second activity we could sell one hundred donuts ................READ MORE



Upston: Support clear for Commissioners


Associate Minister of Local Government, Louise Upston, says she is pleased good progress is being made in Kaipara.

In April, Ms Upston announced the three Commissioners appointed to the Kaipara District Council in 2012 would be re-appointed for a further year.

The Council will now have an election in 2016, in line with triennial general elections for all local authorities. “The Commissioners are continuing their good progress in the governance of the Kaipara district and I am confident they will hand over a well-functioning, efficient council at the next local elections in 2016,” says Ms Upston. .......READ MORE
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LEST WE FORGET

Age shall not weary her



Octogenarian Zoe Roadley, pictured, still plays an active part in Anzac Day celebrations at Maungaturoto .......READ MORE

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100 years from Gallipoli



Despite 2014 being the anniversary of the start of the World War 1, this year there is a much higher............READ MORE

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Pupils pay their respects



Pupils and parents gathered to lay wreaths, play The Last Post, The Rouse, sing the school song and raise and...........READ MORE

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SPORT

Linford and mcKenzie claim titles



Whangarei athletes Harry Linford and Ady McKenzie made it two wins from two events.......READ MORE

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Runners star on the rise



Georgia Brierly was first female home and first home in division 13-14 females..........READ MORE



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One shot wonder

 

Waipu Golf Club member Sam Howard is pictured with proof of his latest feat on the golf course ......READ MORE

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COMMUNITY

Bike bus has positive flow-on effect


 

Local wireless goes back to the future



How far does your memory go back in relation to pre-television days? Life With Dexter? Flick the Little Fire Eng ........READ MORE
 

Plunket to end car seat service due to dropping numbers



A decline in the number of parents hiring .......READ MORE
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ENTERTAINMENT    

Facelift for grand old lady


 

Screen stars for Mangawhai fundraiser



It may be a case of ‘will the real James Bond please stand up’ as locals gather in costume for the fundraiser of the......READ MORE
 

Mermaids entertain in the Olive Grove



No Mangawhai Walking Weekend at the end of March is complete without an evening...READ MORE

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GARDENING & ENVIRONMENT

Dust problem not being swept under the rug


Long dry spells of weather bring pleasure for ......READ MORE
 

Coastline clean-up

 
 

Consultation and the real story


 
Due to public demand for more time to consider all the questions and give them full consideration, the Advisory Panel extended the responsibility..........READ MORE
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Video for mangawhai museum
       

 

       


Sport Northland 'Swim for Life'

 

   
   

How Winston Won!

     
     
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