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13th February 2023 Edition

Flood waters cause wave of generosity

Since northern flood waters receded leaving a muddy trail of chaos
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Mayors Memo

Greetings, It’s been a wild ride with the weather, with rain, rain and more rain

Bowl Bash back after break

Mangawhai’s favourite playground was a popular destination over the recent Waitangi Day

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Where do we put it all?

Where do we put it all?’, an exhibition by Roland Seibertz

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Planting with natives and protecting waterways

Ian Cawkwell is doing something to the environment very few people would.
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Future of Brynderwyns highway to be considered

As another system of wild wet weather with seriously high winds in the name of Cyclone Gabrielle sets its sights on the top of the country.
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Northland drinking water nitrates targeted at upcoming Fieldays

Northland bores and springs bode well in current nitrate water testing by groundwater scientists at GNS Science.


Family and community to support Dave on bucket list fundraiser

A local Mini-mad man has been selected by organisers of a national fundraiser to represent Mangawhai.

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The climate chap: Reflecting on the storm

Friday January 27. It started mild and showery, but we had no idea what would follow.


All smiles at annual sandcastle comp

An octopus, a hungry cat and a toothy shark, plus a comfy couch and miniature castles, took over Mangawhai Heads surf beach.
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Mangawhai Art Trail returns, includes Kaiwaka hub

The Art Trail, focussed on artists based around Mangawhai and Kaiwaka, is a ‘must do’ for those wanting to see artists in their own work environment.

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Council calls on residents to help keep Kaipara tidy

Kaipara District Council is asking residents to mow their own roadside berms to keep Kaipara neighbourhoods tidy.

Gardening with Gael: Taming the wildflower garden

“I’m planting wild flowers in the front beds,” said Harry Bennett. I agreed they would be a great splash of colour.
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Exhibit immortalised on film, a gift to the community

Nearly five years ago a brilliant piece of unique community art illuminated Mangawhai Artists Gallery with a kaleidoscope of colour and light.
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Kaipara District Council joins Welcoming Communities programme

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced Kaipara District Council among the latest group of councils to join the Welcoming Communities programme.

Heat pump cleaning key to indoor air quality

Not many people actually realise just how poor their indoor air quality really is.


Workshop to help gardeners develop their growing spaces

Having a bountiful garden full of edible leaves, flowers, fruit and vegetables only a few steps away from the kitchen is a pleasure for many.
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Surf club suffers long-term damage from slip

Following the significant rainfall over the Auckland and Northland Anniversary Weekend, a large section of the hillside behind the Mangawhai Surf Club subsided.
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Thumbs up as hand therapist joins local physio

East Kaipara residents’ fingers and thumbs will be in good hands now a new hand therapist is available.
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Photography group developing quickly

A large turnout at the first Mangawhai Snappers Photography Group meeting of the year.
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