Maurie Doughty was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for services to the New Zealand Fire service in the 2017 New Year Honours and was recently presented with the award by the Governor General Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy.
Work has begun on one of the main access points for construction traffic working on the Puhoi to Warkworth Road of National Significance.
The site access point, known as SAP4, will allow construction vehicles to enter and exit the project site from State Highway 1 (SH1) just south of Perry Road, approximately 7km south of Warkworth.
An eager team of 27 volunteers answered Mangawhai Harbour Restoration Society’s call recently, braving the erratic autumn weather to help bed thousands of vital plants amongst the dunes of the Distal Spit.
A royal gathering of a different kind took place in Mangawhai on the morning of the Queen’s Birthday, as keen contenders assembled for Rodney College’s ‘Come As Your Favourite Royal’ Fun Run fundraiser.
A local second-year nursing student, and mother of two, has received a welcoming financial boost to help her achieve her career goals.
An 8-metre boat carrying four passengers flipped while crossing the Mangawhai Harbour entrance on May 28.
Party loses control
Police want to warn future party planners about the dangers of posting invites via social Media.
Golf clubs stolen
An expensive set of golf clubs was stolen from a vehicle parked at The Hub on the night of June 2nd.
Queens Birthday Weekend 2017 saw over 40 surfers from Great Barrier Island and Mangawhai Heads compete in the Annual Mangawhai Board Riders (MBR) vs Aotea Boardriders Club (ABC) contest.
A new fire station to house Mangawhai’s volunteer fire service has taken a step closer to becoming a reality after a monster garage sale on Queens Birthday, June 5, proved to be a runaway success.
If you have never had a massage before you are missing out! There's no denying the power of massage and the many health benefits associated with it.
Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it – pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic – or the reasons we seek it out such as a luxurious treat, stress relief or pain management, massage therapy should become a part of your wellness lifestyle
Members of SAVE Te Arai (STA) have struck back at recent criticism regarding the community and environmental organisation’s stand on the controversial Tara Iti development.
Navigating through foreign backroads across 12,000 miles of unknown, rough terrain in an ultra-cheap ‘dunga’ of a car with no set route or knowledge of any foreign languages may not be everyone’s idea of fundraising for a worthy cause, but for two intrepid Mangawhai locals it was ‘the only way to do it!’
Ruakaka-based Northland Equestrian have run horse programs for several government and mental health agencies over the last few years including Emerge Aotearoa (formally Recovery Solutions) and Child, Youth & Family.
The Kaipara District Council has advertised a position that is described as ‘development engineer’ in our rapidly growing and changing District. This job needs to encourage the team to think in global dimensions in order to find affordable sustainable local solutions.
Bags of rubbish including plastic bottles, an old jumper, tin cans and a disposable nappy were all found in Mangawhai Beach School classrooms recently, being used as educational tools.
Contrary to the lyrical assertion of Simon and Garfunkel in the early 1970’s the words of the prophets are not written on the subway walls and tenement halls. Nor are they whispered in the sounds of silence.
Long recognised as one of the North Island’s most prestigious amateur events, the Tom Bonnington Cup tournament attracted an outstanding field to Mangawhai Golf Club on the weekend of May 27 and 28.