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10th February 2020

Survey supports mangrove management for birdlife

A recent scientific study focusing on the aftermath following the removal of Mangawhai’s mangroves, has revealed several valuable environmental enhancements since the plants were pulled, including many benefits for endangered native birds.

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Ed Said - Waitangi? Why worry

While long weekends can be welcoming breaks, short weeks can be a bit trying for business people with deadlines to meet. Following on the heels of Christmas and New Year we caught our breath, headed back into the work routine only to be interrupted by Auckland Anniversary weekend.

Art and artists make for a successful event

On the Saturday and Sunday of Auckland Anniversary weekend, the One Tree Point Combined Arts Group hosted their fourth annual One Tree Point Combined Arts Exhibition in the huge marquee at Marsden Cove and under a broad smile from the weather Gods.

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Roundabout consultation deadline extended

Following on from the public consultation process, the fate of Mangawhai village’s busy Tjunction has been given extra time for the community to have their say. 

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Northland road maintenance takes advantage of fine summer weather 

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is taking advantage of continued fine weather in Northland to push ahead with its summer road works programme. All work sites and maintenance work on Northland state highways were shut down over the Christmas break until January 6, but all crews are now back at work.

Regatta for anything that floats

Annual charity fundraiser, the Newey Transport Snake Bank Regatta, is about to hit the water. Organised by the Marsden Yacht & Boat Club the February 15 event comprises a paddle race in the morning open to anything that can be paddled.

New station, new year for brigade

The recent holidays marked a first for Mangawhai Volunteer Fire Brigade (MVFB), the first season they could operate out of their brand new, stateof-the-art station, and MVFB chief fire officer Rob Leslie says working from the station ‘is great’. 

Application deadline soon for $3000 NRC scholarships

Four new $3000 scholarships are being offered to support students studying or training in areas aligned to work the Northland Regional Council does in the environmental, economic or community resilience fields.

Shared work space concept two years in the making

With the changing nature of business today, there is an increase in people working remotely, commuting to the city or juggling family life with a business and home office. Many are missing the interaction with others and the opportunity to network.

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Local 5G protest still live and wired

Despite a local petition which gained national attention and featured on TV One’s Seven Sharp not able to be supported by local council, the fight against the controversial ultrafast 5G technology being rolled-out across Kaipara continues
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Letters to the Editor

Neighbourhood suffers I am a resident of Findlay Street and like yourself have observed with interest

Traffic positive With regard to the new traffic system along Wood Street

Parking problems To the Kaipara District Council: I am writing with some urgency. 

One way Wood Street trial to end

A one-way system experiment in one of Mangawhai’s busiest areas has come to an end with the collated feedback from the trial to be used as a guide for a future design.
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Gardening with Gael - Where has the thyme gone?

From my kitchen window I can keep an eye on essentials. Citrus trees, rosemary, dill and tortured remainders of my vegetable garden. Just out of eye sight is a border of thyme.


Garden gallery growing funds from art

A local garden will soon become an ‘organic’ public gallery for the next Mangawhai Sculpture in the Garden fundraiser.

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Stock grazing muddies local waters

With the government’s vision of cleaning up the country’s water areas by 2025 through their Action Plan for Healthy Waterways initiative, some locals have concerns for the state of water outlets flowing from Mangawhai’s numerous rural farms and lifestyle blocks which generally all lead to the harbour.

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Worzel's World - Made round to go around

The corona virus gets its name from its shape – round like the corona of the moon, not long with four wheels like the car. However, like the doughty Toyota it certainly seems to be getting around.


Fundraiser to help ease the blues

A night of blues featuring a Mangawhai songstress is soon to hit the floorboards of a historic venue with a foot-stomping wild-ride of a fundraiser.


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Emerging singers to perform

The Auckland Opera Studio is a charitable organisation that raises money to help talented young singers make the next step in their careers, usually by going overseas to a prestigious school of music such as Julliard in New York City or the London School of Music.

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$12M funding boost for regional water storage and use project

The January 31 announcement of a $12 million boost for the water storage and use project underscores the Government’s confidence in the scheme and the region, says Northland Regional Council Chair Penny Smart.

Art & Soul

Mangawhai art on council walls In a collaboration between Kaipara District Council (KDC) and Mangawhai Artists Incorporated (MAI) .

Roundabout: Have your say Council is asking the community to have a say about the proposed roundabout at the Moir Street/Insley Street intersection.

Council to take ‘back seat’ on GMO appeal; unlikely to call evidence

The newly-elected Northland Regional Council confirmed at the end of January it will not officially change its predecessor’s position on the management of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in its Proposed Regional Plan for Northland.

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