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19th December Issue 2017

Dedication to St John rewarded


Ed Said - Every donkey has his day


Mangawhai 4G upgrade over holiday


Helipad takes Kaiwaka to new heights


New water sampling programme for Mangawhai Harbour


Letters to the Editor


Bows & Bells a big success


Cloud over brigade slowly lifting

Over a year ago, accusations, intimidation and conflict ignited among members of an essential community service.

However, Mangawhai’s Volunteer Fire Brigade is unified once more, rising like a phoenix from the ashes of 2015, to realign as a 20-strong, highly effective team in 2016.

Hooping for health, and happiness

A new resident to Mangawhai will soon be able to offer a chance for others to relive some childhood fun from ‘back in the day’.

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Kaipara outlets fail Controlled Purchase Operations test

Two recent Controlled Purchase Operations, conducted at licensed premises throughout Northland by Northland DHB and NZ Police staff, has resulted in a disappointing result in one of the regions.


Worzels World - Another year of it

When I first signed up to write this column – and I am not sure if signed up is the right term – I didn't sign anything, and after nine years I am still not sure what I am up to. I had in mind a humorous satirical commentary on life, the universe and politics. And there has been a fair few along these lines. It was, and is, what I most enjoy writing.

Custom car cruising after Christmas

After more than a dozen years, Mangawhai’s Black Swamp Rod Run is simply the thing to do and the place to be for rod and custom car petrolheads.

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New Council settling in

Hello all. Another year is almost at an end and, from a Kaipara perspective, a year that has seen us return to democracy. Your Councillors have been very active with a lot of days spent learning about the workings of Council and our district. A big thank you to those groups who have taken the time to come and present or talk to us.

Redback spider find at Paparoa 'no cause for alarm'

Officials say there is little risk to the public after the discovery of an Australian redback spider at Paparoa, the first confirmed Northland finding in more than 25 years.

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The Cow Shed Cafe pops back

It’s all very much a family affair. Amy is the daughter of Robert and Wendy Klink, owners of The Cow Shed Restaurant and Farm Shop.


Artist widens horizons

Langs Beach artist Suza Schiele has been holding art and culture classes in the Mangawhai Library Hall for a couple of years and is about to embark on a major step forward.

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Quirky gallery turns two

Now almost two years old, Paparoa’s quirky White Rock Gallery boasts a myriad of artworks.

The gallery is a collaborative effort by local artists to present a wide variety of creative mediums from painting, sculpture and jewellery, quilting and other fabric based crafts.

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Water theme for upcoming workshop

Gayle Forsters one-day Splash workshop in January will allow artists of all ages and abilities to combine their work in a collaborative printmaking woodcut collage telling stories that relate to Mangawhai.

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Clean and green like you've never seen

Even though we like to just keep light duties over the holidays, there’s still the essentials that need thorough cleaning like kitchens and benchtops, floors, toilets and bathrooms and ourselves – and Enjo products do the job quickly and economically.


Food journey inspires unique book

An ‘adventure cookbook’ is a new genre, but this new release tells a story that stretches from London to Northland, and from baclava to pavlova.

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Change of date for Waipu classic car show

If you happen to miss the Black Swamp cavalcade from Mangawhai in early January, don’t be too concerned as Waipu will again be turning on a memorable car show on Waitangi Weekend, Sunday February 5, at Waipu’s Caledonian Park.
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