Answering the need for a local paper that brought Mangawhai into the 21st Century, the Mangawhai Focus first saw the light of day in November 2005.
While we are a fairly tight-knit group our regular contributors are no less important as they ferret out the stories of interest which everyone wants to read. This also means that although we have deadlines we are still often able to accommodate late entries of adverts and editorial in the interests of time sensitive articles and, of course, service to the community.
The team finds that empathy towards the area and its people, awareness of what’s happening therein and a collective broad sense of humour are the most important ingredients to maintain popularity and a strong, wide readership.
The Mangawhai Focus is a community newspaper and we are pleased to have the support and involvement of the community in its future.