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13 March 2023

Landslide loss: Kindness and support has been remarkable says Jackie

Watching your world crushed under tons of dirt

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Mayors Memo

Greetings, There’s not much to say about the extreme weather events of last month that hasn’t already been said

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Four councils sign three-yearly agreement

Northland’s four local authorities have signed an agreement 

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Bags of rubbish collected after post-storm beach clean-up 

Recent extreme weather events have not only impacted our roads, homes and businesses but our natural environment too.

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Prime Minister Chris Hipkins says building post-cyclone State Highway 1 resilience will potentially take years

Bringing New Zealand’s State Highway 1 fully back to life in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle will take years.
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Fit for purpose Northland road network ‘number one priority’

A ‘fit for purpose’ Northland roading network prioritising State Highways and strategic local roads.
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Letters to the editor

A huge thanks Through your paper we would like to say a huge thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Kaipara District Council office in Mangawhai
Generosity and support Just to acknowledge the generosity and support provided by the Tomarata Rugby Club during the historic storm

Mangawhai’s February MVP winner

It’s that time to announce the February Mangawhai MVP. This month there are two winners for all their work in the recent storms
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The climate chap: It’s official: I’m redundant

As your friendly local ‘Computer Chap’ I love researching new technologies.

Rescue chopper pilot reflects on reaching flying milestone

Ever-smiling Northland Rescue Helicopter pilot Sue Dinkelacker is being congratulated for passing the 10,000 flight hour milestone.
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Mangawhai underwater, the Great Storm of 2023

Only ten days after Dargaville was hit hard by Cyclone Gabrielle’s wrath, east Kaipara became the epicentre of an extreme weather-induced emergency.

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Artists join forces for Earth Songs

Artists Linda Gilbert and Robert Looker have joined forces to present ‘Earth Songs’.

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Gardening with Gael: Inspiration for gardens comes in many forms

We were at a wedding recently where I was stunned by the flower arrangements. 
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Smooth FM drifts into local airwaves

An easy-going mix of favoured tunes can now be found at the turn of a radio dial. 
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ANZ to keep Mangawhai netballers on court with fee subsidy

With many families feeling financial pressure, ANZ Netball Grants aims to ensure kids can still play netball.


Passion and creativity on the Art Trail

The popular Mangawhai Art Trail went ahead on February 25 and 26 despite the area being hit by an unprecedented amount of rain.



Restriction on truck and trailers on Cove Road to be reinstated

In the leadup to the reopening of the eastern Brynderwyns detour route (Kaiwaka/Mangawhai/ Waipu).
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Treated wastewater overflow into farm streams ‘reeks of chemicals’, samples sent for algae testing

Flooding was also the alleged reason why a dam overflowed, causing fluoro-green water to pour into nearby streams. 
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‘It’s all about being part of a great community’ says Zonta award recipient

A dynamic and inspiring local woman who willingly shares her time and energy around multiple community groups.
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Documentary short highlights community bond forged through art

Attendance numbers of the highly popular Mangawhai Art Trail dampened by the downpour and carnage to the roading network.

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Dune monitoring by summer interns comes to a close

The sand dunes of Te Taitokerau are a unique and beautiful, culturally significant ecosystem.

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Tomarata School welcomes new principal

Tomarata Primary School is off to a fantastic start this school year with the appointment of new principal, Chris King. 

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13k from Golfing for Gabrielle fundraiser

Local golfers came together recently to chip in for victims of Cyclone Gabrielle, donating goods, services and mementos.

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