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21st June Issue 2021

Sanctuary funding means no animal turned away

Tucked away in a stunning corner of Mangawhai is a safe haven where hundreds of furry, hairy and hooved residents – who have found themselves lost or abandoned – are given food, shelter and tender care.
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Ed Said: Every cloud has a silver lining

‘Into each life some rain must fall’ is a line by iconic 19th Century American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Though we have all literally had more than just ‘some’. 


Mayors Memo

Kia ora,Keeping connected with friends and family is important for each of us, it’s part of what keeps us healthy, resilient and having an enjoyable life. Connections for small Kaipara District Council are likewise important.

Art brightens winter gloom

Brightening Winter, the new exhibition at the Mangawhai Artists Gallery, is just what is needed to wipe away the dismal weather of recent weeks.

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Answer to power demand blowing in the wind

West Kaipara’s coastline could potentially be the site for a pod of giant towering wind turbines if a resource consent seeking to plant nearly 20 of the clean powerproducing apparatus is approved.
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Dumping on the Maori world view

A highly controversial dump in the Dome Valley north of Auckland can go ahead, despite huge Maori and Pakeha opposition and a defeat for and dissenting view from the environment panel’s chair.
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Late venue change for Logger Heads comp, west coast surf delivered

Baylys Beach on Northlands west coast, hosted pumping surf conditions for competitors at the 8th annual Logger Heads surfing event on June 5. 
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Eagles raise tidy nest egg for tournament costs

Young Kiwi golfers will be teeing-off at Mangawhai’s greens next year at a large event which could set them along a professional course, and competitors have just received a helping hand from the areas locals.

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Worzels World: Doctoring, The evidence

My scepticism regard-ing statements made and measures imposed in relation to the Covid phenomenon led me to research much of what passes for science in the field of medicine, pharmaceuticals and health care in general.

Outgoing MAI chair celebrated for service

Highly respected Mangawhai Artists Inc chair, Mary-Anne Boyd, has been cel-ebrated for her leadership and contribution to the group – and wider Mangawhai creative community – at the organ
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Letter to the Editor

Lost in translation
Now that the government has put into practice an apartheid state for New Zealand, irrespective of what the tooth fairy may say, I respectfully ask all government departments and agencies, all media and every New Zealander to decide which language they are going to communicate in.

Northpower powering on with apprenticeship drive

Northpower is reporting strong progress in the recruitment and training of apprentices for the electricity sector. Northpower has long been an advocate for developing talent – women and men – for the electricity sector to help address an ongoing skills shortage.


Winter racing season a bonus for thoroughbred fans

Whangarei Racing Club’s winter season of thoroughbred horse racing in 2021, at the Ruakaka racecourse, will be in direct contrast to the Covid-19 ravaged season of no winter meetings in 2020.

Kaiwaka Can: Flat out and full on

June is a full-on month for the Kaiwaka Can team, with two events scheduled to take place over the course of a week. These events are timed perfectly to take place during Matariki and within National Volunteer Week.

Top Energy and Northpower backing business awards

Businesses from throughout Te Tai Tokerau are being encouraged to enter the 2021 NorthChamber Business Excellence Awards.
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Screen time and content affecting child development

Is it necessary for parents to be worried about their children’s internet usage? Liz Holsted investigates the growing concern over too much screen time.
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Work injury leads to compensation nightmare for Mangawhai family

Getting swiped by large machinery while at work and suffering the aftermath of months in pain, sounds like a text-book case of ensuring government financial and medical support. 
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What’s all the fuss about skin peels?

I love the results from a skin peel, however it’s not just about removing dead cells. For a good result you need a complete system to support the skin and main-tain long term results.

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Rural Women NZ event talks health

The northern region of Rural Women New Zealand is hold-ing a Talk Health Day in Waipu on Thursday July 8 for all women in the area who are interested in attending and hear-ing a great line-up of guest speakers.

The Climate Chap: A truly historic day for every Kiwi

Remember what happened on June 9, 2021? In my humble opinion probably the most significant Kiwi event since going nuclear-free in 1987.

Mangawhai Matters lodges appeal to Mangawhai Central decision

Mangawhai Matters has lodged an appeal in the Environment Court against a decision by Kaipara District Council (KDC) to approve Pri-vate Plan Change 78 (the Mangawhai Central devel-opment).
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Free weed workshops back again

Popular free annual workshops offering Northlanders tips on how to tackle some of the worst weeds threatening our region will be on offer again shortly.

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