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12th February 2018


Local police armed with information

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Ed Said - Kaipara By-Election: Anyone interested?


NRC considers Kaipara service centre

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RNZAF band tours the north

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Northland leaders not ready to give up highway


LED to light up Kaipara thanks to funding

Kaipara District Council has secured a total budget of $1.2 million – comprised of shared funding from the government (85 per cent) and Kaipara District Council (15 per cent) – to accelerate its LED street lighting programme.

The funding means work to replace the majority of the street lights in the Kaipara District with more energy efficient lighting can start earlier and be completed within 12 months.


Swimming duo take on daunting swim

Jelly fish, cold waters and the close companionship of a hammer head shark is not enough to deter two inspiring local long-distance swimmers from diving back into the deep blue once again.

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Gardening with Gael - Wretched moth a danger to our fruit trees

At this time of the year my son Nicholas, in Connecticut, starts gazing across land and sea towards New Zealand, dreaming of the slowly forming feijoas and considering timing his trip home to coincide with them ripening.
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No prosecution over refinery pipeline leak

A lengthy local authority investigation has found it cannot prosecute anyone for last year’s mid-September fuel leak from Refining New Zealand’s Auckland fuel products pipeline at Ruakaka.
The Northland Regional Council says while the discharge itself – estimated at 124 cubic metres – was a breach of the Resource Management Act, the council “does not have a case for prosecution of any party”.


Dig reveals depth of history

Layers of Mangawhai’s past have been dug away and revealed at an archaeological dig recently, an event which the local community were invited to attend by investigating archaeologists and developers.

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Skating ‘superbowl’ a hit

Flexibility of the boards and the dexterity of the riders all adds to the entertainment factor and leads one to wonder with some anticipation just what we will see when skateboarding makes its debut at the next Olympics.

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Big bucks for fire brigade

Mangawhai Fire Brigade number one supporter, Annie Kitchener, and her team, again rallied the community organising a family fun, wine and auction fundraiser held at Millars Vineyard on Anniversary Weekend.

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From landscape to lines; an artist’s new adventure

Taking a step into the unknown is often a daunting experience for most people, however for one local artist such a journey has liberated her artistic expression and led to her first exhibition in over ten years.
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Business expanding at the Heads

Since bringing a new IT service to Mangawhai in 2012, business has grown and now taken on a new persona, and owner, for Computers Plus. Computers Plus still occupies half of the shop behind the Wood St shops but is now running a new business called Printing Plus, specialising in the printing of all documents.


Twin Coast Discovery Tours invites Texans

Twin Coast Discovery Tours, an inbound coach touring company headquartered in Mangawhai Heads, launched their tourism initiative on February 1 2018 with a private ribbon cutting event and sneak preview of their promotional video C’Mon DownOver, composed by Kiwi Larry Killip, Taylor Johnson from Hawaii and Twin Coast Discovery Tours.
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Walking Weekend, better book your spot!

The 19th Mangawhai Walking Weekend, March 15-18, is only a bit over a month away and popular walks are filling fast! So get on the website mangawhaiwalking.co.nz and register for an outstanding experience. Whether something easy, something foody, something spectacular, you need to get cracking.

Letters to the Editor

Traffic sign of the times Having read the editorial in the January 29 I am broadly in agreement with many of the points made.
Agencies riding their luck This is a message of congratulations to Kaipara District Council, NZ Police and NZ Transport Agency

Reminder of funding Mangawhai youth

With less than two weeks to go before funding applications close on the first funding round from Mangawhai Community Opportunity Shop Trust (MCOST), trustees would like to remind the community of the additional funding initiative available, aimed at helping local youth.


Kakariki offers extensive health services

Osteopath Roger Bull works from the Kakariki centre in Bennett’s complex. Healingcare therapist Wakako Abe-Adams has been practicing relaxation massage, deep tissue and reflexology.  Diann Glucina earned a Diploma in Classical Homeopathy over 22 years ago.
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Worzels World - Beware of the Alien invasion

It is the time of year when there are such things that are generally referred to as functions. These are events that use Christmas, New Year and summertime as excuses for extravagant indulgence that we may otherwise feel guilty about. They often consist of a social gathering where cold sausages and warm beer are consumed.


Wings and wheels to fill domain

A display with a difference will arrive at the Mangawhai Domain next Sunday, February 18, weather permitting. Aviation and microlight aircraft of different types are expected to fly in and join members of the Wellsford and Warkworth Vintage Car Club in a display which is a first for Mangawhai.

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National cattle handling title for local lass

While sports awards generally focus on faster, higher, stronger, Year 13 Rodney College student Jennifer Thomas is excelling in something few people know little about, that of cattle handling or parading.

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Mangawhai Artists Gallery: February-March

Mangawhai Artists Gallery, and Te Whai Community Trust Mangawhai, Sculpture Garden Weekend February 24-25, 9am to 5pm, two Mangawhai community groups are joining together to fundraise and contribute to their development plans at the property of Isabel and Brian Hollis with plans for this to be the first of an annual event.


Hard work and dedication pays off for lifeguard trainees

he candidates, the Mangawhai beach scene and water safety in general as the Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Life Saving Club recently qualified a new batch of lifeguards which, this year included a group of six adults and several junior parents with a view to assisting in future junior programmes.


Logger Heads sees summer vibes and stylish surfing

The Logger Heads 5 traditional longboard surfing event went off in style at alternative venue Waipu Cove over the Auckland Anniversary Weekend. Contest director Tony Baker made a late call to shift from Mangawhai Heads to Waipu due to swell and wind conditions.
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Two course options for run-walk event

The HotPrintz Mangawhai Run/ Walk is sure to capture the attention of all run-walk enthusiasts with approximately 1.5km (depending on which distance you choose) of the course taking place on the beach giving participants the opportunity to experience the beauty Mangawhai has to offer. With its white sandy beaches, calm blue waters and million dollar views this is an event you don’t want to miss!

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