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15th April 2019

Gallery gets green light for extension

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Ed Said - Better to be late than dead on time


Biggest art trail ever say organisers

Colour running for fun and funds

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Commitment rewarded with DOE awards

A four year commitment came to a triumphant end recently for three dedicated Otamatea High School students who, under the guidance of co-ordinator Robyn Bruce, earned their Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Gold Awards.

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Solid foundation for new brigade building

Site preparation underway for the new Mangawhai Fire Brigade building on Molesworth Drive.

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Letter to the Editor

Off the leash
The Council, in its infinite wisdom, or lack of it as the case may be, decides that the Mangawhai Estuary beach will no longer be available in the early morning or late afternoon for dogs to be unleashed.

Councillor Comment

Success at Council Meeting
At the March Council meeting I had three items on the agenda, and after considerable debate all three were passed. As a result the CEO will now prepare three separate reports to bring back to Council for consideration. 
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'Vanessa' just part of the team

Mangawhai Opportunity Factory is thrilled to have its delivery van sign-written creating a distinctive mobile billboard, thanks to a great deal from Marty Searle.


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New therapist for Kakariki

Ivana Reddington is a massage therapist new to Mangawhai and operating from the Kakariki Health Shop in the Bennetts complex. Her focus is on therapeutic massage for any musculoskeletal issues.

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Extra services creates one-stop chiropractic shop

Coast Chiropractic is a friendly well-established healthcare clinic located in Mangawhai. In October last year, clinic owner and chiropractor Robyn King moved the clinic to new premises in the Mangawhai Heads shops. 


Politicians guest star at MBA dinner

Members of Mangawhai’s business community had the opportunity to dine with two special guests recently, Northland MP Matt King and senior National Party MP (and first-time visitor to Mangawhai) Judith Collins. 

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Free Beauty clinic a novel sales pitch

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to acquire a fully operational, award-winning business for free, but this is exactly what is on offer in Paparoa right now.


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Nutrition for seniors

Eating well is important at any age, but seniors requires a little specialised fine tuning as there are often health challenges to consider. Usually defined as a retired person, the term ‘senior’ generally refers to someone aged 60 – 65.

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Explore the art of teaching yoga

Want to share your yoga practice or have a deeper understanding of yoga? Yoga teacher training might be your next step.


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Gardening with Gael - Approach climbing plants with cautions

On my way to The Block this morning I am sure I could hear the distant sound of clapping. It wasn’t all the children in the world announcing that they believe in fairies, it was all the gardeners, plant stall operators and, I suspect, nurserymen delighted with the rain. 

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Mangawhai Central development underway

With a hi-vis gathering, sharp spade and inspiring words, the foundations for the area’s new town, Mangawhai Central, has begun. 

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Kaipara going forward with four wards

After a lengthy consultation process beginning over a year ago, numerous community submissions, council debate and public meetings, the final judgement has been given regarding the realignment of Kaipara’s wards. 

Worzels World - Entering occupied territory

We have become used to images on the telly of the casualties of war: the bleeding children and crying women, a man on a hospital trolley with a bandaged half leg. Consequently it will come as a major surprise to many that here in New Zealand we have been engaged in a war for quite some time and are losing.

Iconic spit needs fresh hands

Guardians of Mangawhai’s harbour are putting a call out to enlist fresh ‘seagreen-fingers’ to help maintain the health and beauty of the iconic sandspit and surrounding waters. 


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Carrie bitten by marching bug

Being from the UK Carrie Adlington had never heard of leisure marching until last October when she moved to Paparoa and someone at a local exercise class said she should come to marching.


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Double celebration for Walking Weekend

Mangawhai is fast becoming the walking capital of New Zealand, thanks to the annual Mangawhai Walking Weekend which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year.

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Police Snippets

Speeding drivers put others at risk
Following a horrifying week of tragic death and serious crashes on New Zealand roads, including several Kaipara residents, Senior Constable Rob Cato has a heartfelt message for all drivers. 

Quality surfing keeps pushing longboard standard

Mangawhai’s annual Logger Heads traditional longboard contest saw the strongest field of entries in both the women's and junior division, with a bunch of new faces also taking to water in the Open Logger and Old Mal divisions. 

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Last man standing hooks big prize

An international style giveaway with a prize pool worth thousands and attracting interest the length of the country, recently took place in Mangawhai and saw one lucky man left standing with a prize worth $55,000. 

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Chance for netballers to get ANZ on their side this season

The third season of the ANZ Premiership has taken off, and as the countdown to the community netball season ticks down, ANZ is asking local netballers what difference having them on their team would make.


Shorebirds Trust charity tournament raises over $100,000

On April 11 the Te Arai and Mangawhai Shorebirds Trust hosted their fourth annual Shorebirds Trust Charity Golf Tournament in conjunction with the top-ranking Tara Iti Golf Club, raising over $100,000.

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Art n Tartan competition expected to be fierce

The Waipu Museum and Art n Tartan organising team are gearing up for a fantastic new-look contest and show this coming July 19-20 in the Celtic Barn, Waipu.
Tickets for the annual event will be on sale soon and are expected to sell out fast. 


Quartet experience for all ages

Country Homestead at Black Sheep Farm is delighted to announce another House Concert, as part of the Villani Piano Quartet’s 2019 Northland tour – an afternoon of fine chamber music.


Hendrix returns to Tavern

Four years ago The Hendrix Project performed at the Mangawhai Tavern to rave reviews. So after such an enthusiastic reception, why has it taken them so long to return?
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