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20th February 2017

Fired up for fire station fundraising

Two extraordinary local women are firing up their latest fundraising cause – raising $150,000 for Mangawhai Volunteer Fire Brigade’s (MVFB) brand new station.


 


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Bowl Jam all action

A crowd estimated to be in the thousands cast the heat aside and enjoyed an awesome and awe-filled day of skating acrobatics at the 6th Annual Vans Mangawhai Bowl Jam, presented by Mexicali Fresh.
 


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Ed Said - Back to the future for NZ politics

An interesting year ahead methinks, a special date during which is September 23.

Firstly, it is my birthday, and the time I reach my allotted span of three-score and ten years.


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Bridge project gets green light

Work on replacing the twin single-lane bridges on State Highway 12 at Matakohe is another step closer to reality with the appointment of contractors Fulton Hogan and engineering company Aurecon.

 


Matakohe bridges team-369

Access to beach still under threat

An ongoing ‘David versus Goliath’ battle for access to Te Arai has again made its way back to Auckland Council.

Members of community watch group, SAVE Te Arai (STA) presented a petition holding 6100 signatures demanding the withdrawal of non-notified decisions and reversal of actions that the council undertook with developers allegedly without due process and diligence, in regards to Te Arai Beach’s Pacific Road access.


Waipu wows with car & bike show

What a great innovation was the Waipu Car and Bike show at Easter 2016. Waipu Lions amassed the support of the community to stage a fundraiser at the Caledonian grounds with the hope it might become an annual event.

 


 

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Tribute walk shows Mangawhai panorama

Have you walked the hilltops around the estuary heads? This walk is a real Mangawhai gem. With a few short sharp climbs it can be a bit of a challenge but the views are worth the effort! 
 


Panoramic Walk-836

Life guards quiet despite crowds

Mangawhai’s natural beauty and New Zealand’s sizzling summer attracted record numbers to the surf beach over the recent official season. The influx meant a busy time for surf life savers, who were in charge of overseeing between 450 – 600 beachgoers at the peak of the holiday period.
 


Waipu Natural Health - Is ConTact C.A.R.E for you?

Do you have an unresolved problem stemming from an accident or injury? ConTact C.A.R.E is a safe, simple and commonsense approach to real ease. It specialises in releasing pressure held in bone.
 


 

Jamie Matthews WNH-743

Mangawhai boatie still missing

With the upcoming Beach & Boat fishing comp in mind, what began as a standard hour long run up the coast to check everything was running smoothly has ended in tragedy for a Mangawhai family.

 

Art imitates life in clever comedy

I could swear that Roger Hall bugged this DOC mountain hut and listened to a group of women hikers, trapped in a three day downpour.


 


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Letters to the Editor

Climate change sceptic - Recently I was accused of being a climate change denier.
Fishy tales - I read with interest Julia Wade’s article on commercial fishing in Mangawhai waters.
Global cooling? - With regard to the letter from Mitch Morgan (Mangawhai Focus, Feb 6)
 

New motorway to improve travel between Northland and Auckland

The NZ Transport Agency says the proposed route for a new road between Warkworth and Wellsford announced today will make traveling between Northland and Auckland safer, faster and easier.
 


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Venison pies latest tasty food treat

Venison mini pies flavoured with herbs and onion will be the wild food treat used to lure visitors to the Northland Regional Council marquee at Kaipara's upcoming Northland Field Days.

 
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Water testing report due in June

Cooperation between community volunteers, Te Uri o Hau, Kaipara District Council (KDC) and Northland Regional Council (NRC) is resulting in the collation of a comprehensive bank of data on the key influences affecting the water quality of the Mangawhai Harbour.


 

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Gardening with Gael - Rare creeper easily maintained

It is raining. The first night I couldn’t sleep I was so excited listening to it and imagining the joy of the plants. It’s a pleasure to actually walk out in it because it is so refreshing. The air is still warm, the ground is warm and this rain makes the plants feel they are in a tropical climate.


 

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Drought prompts call to take care with groundwater use

Northlanders are being urged to take care with ever-dwindling groundwater supplies as the region’s drought continues, despite much-welcome recent rain in many places.

“Groundwater levels, in small coastal aquifers in particular, are getting very low,” says Colin Dall, Group Manager Regulatory Services, Northland Regional Council.


Worzels World - The Charge of the Bossy Britches Brigade

When I was a child there was a girl in my class who we called Bossy Britches. She was not especially popular. Children seem to instinctively know that those who think themselves qualified to dictate to others without taking any responsibility should neither be liked nor trusted.

 


New gateway connects school, community

A long-time collaborative vision sparked four years ago between Mangawhai Beach School (MBS) and local iwi has finally come to fruition.

 


 

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Seaweek organisers hope for big local turnout

Organisers are hoping thousands of Northlanders will take part in a variety of events being held across the region to mark Seaweek 2017, which officially runs from Saturday February 25 to Sunday March 5.

 



Fired up for fire station fundraising

Two extraordinary local women are firing up their latest fundraising cause – raising $150,000 for Mangawhai Volunteer Fire Brigade’s (MVFB) brand new station.


 


4 MF-Firefundrasier v2-355

Bowl Jam all action

A crowd estimated to be in the thousands cast the heat aside and enjoyed an awesome and awe-filled day of skating acrobatics at the 6th Annual Vans Mangawhai Bowl Jam, presented by Mexicali Fresh.
 


Bowman Hansen-947

Ed Said - Back to the future for NZ politics

An interesting year ahead methinks, a special date during which is September 23.

Firstly, it is my birthday, and the time I reach my allotted span of three-score and ten years.


ed(copy)(copy)(copy)

Bridge project gets green light

Work on replacing the twin single-lane bridges on State Highway 12 at Matakohe is another step closer to reality with the appointment of contractors Fulton Hogan and engineering company Aurecon.

 


Matakohe bridges team-369

Access to beach still under threat

An ongoing ‘David versus Goliath’ battle for access to Te Arai has again made its way back to Auckland Council.

Members of community watch group, SAVE Te Arai (STA) presented a petition holding 6100 signatures demanding the withdrawal of non-notified decisions and reversal of actions that the council undertook with developers allegedly without due process and diligence, in regards to Te Arai Beach’s Pacific Road access.


Waipu wows with car & bike show

What a great innovation was the Waipu Car and Bike show at Easter 2016. Waipu Lions amassed the support of the community to stage a fundraiser at the Caledonian grounds with the hope it might become an annual event.

 


 

carshow1-380

Tribute walk shows Mangawhai panorama

Have you walked the hilltops around the estuary heads? This walk is a real Mangawhai gem. With a few short sharp climbs it can be a bit of a challenge but the views are worth the effort! 
 


 

 

Panoramic Walk-836

Life guards quiet despite crowds

Mangawhai’s natural beauty and New Zealand’s sizzling summer attracted record numbers to the surf beach over the recent official season. The influx meant a busy time for surf life savers, who were in charge of overseeing between 450 – 600 beachgoers at the peak of the holiday period.

 


Waipu Natural Health - Is ConTact C.A.R.E for you?

Do you have an unresolved problem stemming from an accident or injury? ConTact C.A.R.E is a safe, simple and commonsense approach to real ease. It specialises in releasing pressure held in bone.
 


 

Jamie Matthews WNH-743

Mangawhai boatie still missing

With the upcoming Beach & Boat fishing comp in mind, what began as a standard hour long run up the coast to check everything was running smoothly has ended in tragedy for a Mangawhai family.

 

Art imitates life in clever comedy

I could swear that Roger Hall bugged this DOC mountain hut and listened to a group of women hikers, trapped in a three day downpour.


 


Social Climbers pic-33

Letters to the Editor

Climate change sceptic - Recently I was accused of being a climate change denier.
Fishy tales - I read with interest Julia Wade’s article on commercial fishing in Mangawhai waters.
Global cooling? - With regard to the letter from Mitch Morgan (Mangawhai Focus, Feb 6)
 

New motorway to improve travel between Northland and Auckland

The NZ Transport Agency says the proposed route for a new road between Warkworth and Wellsford announced today will make traveling between Northland and Auckland safer, faster and easier.


NZTA WW2W-map-Full-162

Venison pies latest tasty food treat

Venison mini pies flavoured with herbs and onion will be the wild food treat used to lure visitors to the Northland Regional Council marquee at Kaipara's upcoming Northland Field Days.


deer-pies-media---cropped-400-824

Water testing report due in June

Cooperation between community volunteers, Te Uri o Hau, Kaipara District Council (KDC) and Northland Regional Council (NRC) is resulting in the collation of a comprehensive bank of data on the key influences affecting the water quality of the Mangawhai Harbour.

Water sampling Gordon Hosking-423

Gardening with Gael - Rare creeper easily maintained

It is raining. The first night I couldn’t sleep I was so excited listening to it and imagining the joy of the plants. It’s a pleasure to actually walk out in it because it is so refreshing. The air is still warm, the ground is warm and this rain makes the plants feel they are in a tropical climate.

tecomanthe speciosa at Bennetts-515

Drought prompts call to take care with groundwater use

Northlanders are being urged to take care with ever-dwindling groundwater supplies as the region’s drought continues, despite much-welcome recent rain in many places.

“Groundwater levels, in small coastal aquifers in particular, are getting very low,” says Colin Dall, Group Manager Regulatory Services, Northland Regional Council.


Worzels World - The Charge of the Bossy Britches Brigade

When I was a child there was a girl in my class who we called Bossy Britches. She was not especially popular. Children seem to instinctively know that those who think themselves qualified to dictate to others without taking any responsibility should neither be liked nor trusted.

 


New gateway connects school, community

A long-time collaborative vision sparked four years ago between Mangawhai Beach School (MBS) and local iwi has finally come to fruition.

 


 

4 MF-MBSwaharoa1-324

Seaweek organisers hope for big local turnout

Organisers are hoping thousands of Northlanders will take part in a variety of events being held across the region to mark Seaweek 2017, which officially runs from Saturday February 25 to Sunday March 5.

 



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