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10th April 2017

Local loos given local colour

A couple of public bathrooms are being given some colourful flair, courtesy of the Kaipara District Council (KDC) and two Mangawhai artists.


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Ed Said - Weather… we like it or not

It’s rare in a small town that there’s not an item or two to gossip about, but the subject either praised or cursed is usually the weather. Apart from politics it is probably the only subject discussed at length the world over which we can do nothing about. It cannot be forecast.


Waipu Cove dune restoration wins national award

Tireless community-driven efforts to restore Waipu Cove’s iconic dunes over the past decade have been recognised with a national award.


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Museum open days to highlight harbour

Mangawhai Harbour Restoration Society (MHRS) is shining the spotlight on itself this Easter, running a weekend of Open Days at the museum, expanding on its permanent exhibit to highlight the importance of our harbour which the community depends upon both economically and physically.

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Planting and feeding time

This year the rain is certainly coming in large bursts. In between, the weather is ideal for planting. The excessive rain we experienced a couple of weeks ago prepared the ground nicely. Any mulched areas soaked up the rain immediately. Where the ground was dry and exposed the rain


Help, and company, is at hand

The Companion Company is an initiative about to be launched in Mangawhai by two local women, Pauline Wilson and Shelley Rodgers, both of whom have had first-hand experience of the need for companionship which neither are ashamed or embarrassed to admit.


Mangawhai Physiotherapy expands to Village

After servicing the local community for the past six years, Clair McEntegart and her team of experienced physios have opened a new, larger clinic at 5 Insley Street, Mangawhai Village, between the 4 Square and pottery.


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Minister hears rest home future vision

Health Minister Jonathon Coleman and other invited guests were welcomed to Riverview Rest home in Maungaturoto recently to hear an official presentation of Riverview’s plan for the future.


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Police Snippets

Wanted man caught - A local man has been on the run since early March 
Scammer alert - Police are warning people of an elaborate nationwide scam
Tagging trouble - An 18-year-old Glenn Innes man has been apprehended and charged
Car leaves road - Two Swedish tourists got a fright


Do you have embarrassing hair?

With Alex Donald

Do you have unwanted hair growth? Are you struggling at home tweezing or shaving the hairs on your face? You don’t need to fight the battle of the hair alone. If you are unsure of what treatment is suitable for you, book a consultation with an experienced beauty therapist.


Invite to paint the town

If you have ever had an urge to adorn a public building with your own colourful signature design, come late April you may just get a legitimate opportunity.


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Boaties, marine industry urged to provide feedback

Feedback is being sought on possible new rules to prevent the spread of marine pests, how to foot the bill for marine biosecurity, and updates to Northland’s harbour safety rules.


Telling stories with shards and glass

Five contemporary mosaic artists, with a talent for creating intricate works of art from broken pottery, old bottles, shattered porcelain and coloured glass, have recently combined their individual work to produce a stunning exhibition.


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Letters to the Editor

Money, greed, corruption - With Mangawhai growing so quickly it's obvious the carpark at Pacific Road needs expanding
First peoples proof - In a letter to Mangawhai Focus (March 20) Ed Nathan takes Noel Hilliam to task.


Mangawhai Rocks, Rolls and Strolls!

Wildlife trails were explored, wine was savoured, food devoured and dancing appeared inherently mandatory in Mangawhai recently, as the 2017 Walking Weekend and Food & Wine Festival (F&WF) kicked off on March 25-26, entertaining over 1600 locals and visitors.


Wedding part of a magical weekend

While Queenstown and Wanaka recently played host to actors Reece Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey, there to shoot a Disney movie, Mangawhai’s spectacular coastline provided the perfect backdrop to a celebrity wedding recently, providing an opportunity for the area to showcase the best of its cuisine, activities and hospitable spirit to 130 international visitors.

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Big changes for Mangawhai Probus Club

Mangawhai Probus Club has joined other Probus clubs from around the country and broken away from its affiliation with Probus South Pacific Limited (PSPL).

The Probus name came from the UK, set up by Rotary as a social club for retirees. The name has been used in New Zealand for over 40 years and retired people have enjoyed the fun, friendship and fellowship of these clubs.

Kiwi girls working for kiwi

Local girls, Minnie Stratton and Jessica Benson, from Mangawhai Beach School are both passionate about the plight of our national bird.

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Te Whai Trust needs support to continue work

The purpose of the Te Whai Community Trust Mangawhai is to be the first point of contact to direct people with specific needs to the services they require, acting as a beacon towards safe harbour for all who seek help and advice.


The Radicalisation of Prof Worzel

I find that proving others wrong is almost as good as proving myself right. So I’d like to say to those of you who, over the years, said that I was no oil painting: You were wrong. The header on my column has, since the dawn of this year, been a photo of an oil painting by Richard Moore of Moore Fine Arts in Maungaturoto.

Zonta invites study award applications

The Zonta Club of Mangawhai is once again offering a Second Chance for Women Study Award.

The successful applicant will receive $2500 towards tuition fees for an NZQA approved course of study towards a sustainable career path.

Indoor Bowling Club

Mangawhai Indoor Bowling Club meets every Monday, Senior Citizens’ Hall, Fagan Place, at 7pm for a 7.15pm start. We welcome new members. If you’ve never played before, why not come along and give it a try? We have experienced players who will show you how to play and give you coaching on basic skills. Contact Terry 431 3254 or Jim 431 3154, or just arrive on a Monday evening.

Praise for Mangawhai Pro-Am

Too long absent from the Pro-Am golfing scene, Mangawhai has burst back into the limelight with an outstanding event played in near-perfect conditions on a course acclaimed by many as “one of the very best”.

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