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22nd February 2016


Howdo's last hurrah

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Field Days now more affordable than ever


Ed Said - Protests overlap and little gained


Dodge does the job


Your Questions Answered - Further litigation a burden to ratepayers


Wider range for dental services

Gentle dental Ruakaka copy-989

$5.48m line holiday for Northpower consumers


ORT tours Caribbean murder mystery

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Economic action plan welcomed by regional council

The Northland Regional Council has added its voice to those welcoming the newly-released Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan.

The Action Plan was jointly launched recently in Kerikeri by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy, Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell and Northland Inc CEO David Wilson.

Local chef makes TV debut

Morning television show Whanau Living focuses on Stacey Morrison’s personal journey of discovery on how to balance a busy lifestyle, while being a mother of three young children, wife, radio and TV presenter.


MyPad makes a winner

Under a hot sun, a large crowd gathered on the Devon St corner, Mangawhai, to check out or put in a bid on the MyPad fundraiser home – generously built in the best community spirit and auctioned to the highest bidder with profits going towards further development of the Mangawhai Activity Zone.
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Local students up for the challenge

Three Rodney College students enjoyed the challenge of attending the NZ Blue Light Life Skills course held at Moirs Point Christian Centre at Mangawhai recently.

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Letters to the Editor

The Big Dig - the big dig of 1990 and MHRS [Mangawhai Harbour Restoration Society] was formed.
EcoCare too expensive - the differences between a ‘one pipe fits all’ waste water sewage system 
Sell reserve instead -  we would like to make the following comments.
Win win over wetland - most I suggest are totally against the sale of these properties.
Band aid solution - why mangroves thrive in our harbour

Opportunity makes perfect ‘scents’

Mangawhai and surrounds is already a place buzzing with cottage industries. Joe and Jane in their humble kitchen, craft room, or shed are knocking out quality products to sell to locals and the growing numbers of visitors.

The Mangawhai Markets show fine examples of these home enterprises from health drinks to hand-made soaps, specialty olive oils, fresh roasted coffee, coconut oils, sewed and hand-knitted goods and more. 

A big solution for small farms

Sometimes size matters – but not in the way you may think – and while huge farms need huge infrastructure, this is not the case with all farmers.

Subdivision and development means there are now few dairy farms of any magnitude in our area but numbers of small block farmers are growing and with them the spirit that drives people into new ventures like milking sheep, goats or just a couple of cows to satisfy their diets for fresh milk and enter the boutique cheese-making business; not necessarily as a business but for personal satisfaction.

Welcome to Wellsford’s new home of diving

Oceandry Drysuits are the only Drysuit manufacturer in NZ and have been for over 20 years, keeping scuba divers and fishermen warm and dry in top quality neoprene Oceandry Drysuits and Tuffie’s Waders.

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A fun event to share with family and friends

Organisers of the upcoming Mangawhai Walking Weekend have been busy developing some exciting new activities for their programme to encourage youth and family groups to come along and share the fun of the annual Mangawhai event.

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Worzels World - A case of misunderstanding

The Kaipara District Council have now gotten around to initiating proceedings in law against myself and my company. They cite the Local Government Act and Rating Act, laws which they have consistently transgressed since they were passed by Helen Clark’s Govt in 2002. Prior to that they happily transgressed other (and in my opinion) better laws. I advised them in 2012 that I could no longer support them. They have not addressed the issues I raised then.

Mangawhai Bowls

Australian bowlers visit - On Tuesday January 26, 27 Australian bowlers led by Barry Sullivan arrived in Mangawhai
Mangawhai teams doing well - Teams playing away tournaments have had a lot of success in the past few weeks.
Greenkeepers tournament - Four teams went up to Hikurangi to defend the tournament they have won for the last two years.
Club champ open singles - On January 31 & 31, the 2015/16 Open CC Singles was played with 26 bowlers taking part.

Fish Fry follows Logger Heads

Logger Heads is back on Saturday March 12, with a growing base of traditionalists showing interest in the event.

Now in its third year, the contest allows single fin ‘Logs’ over 9-feet long with no leash.


First major title for Williams

Teenager Hannah Williams has broken through for her first major ironwoman win at a memorable Eastern Regional surf lifesaving championships held in Mt Maunganui at the end of January.

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Golf benefits Museum displays

Mangawhai Museum will benefit from a major fundraising event at the Mangawhai Golf Club on Friday March 11.

A golf tournament will be held featuring an array of prizes, and an auction at the golf club – to which anyone interested is invited – will be held that afternoon at 3.30pm to assist the fundraising.


Skaters turn it up for crowd

A huge crowd jostled for viewing space at the recent Bowl Jam at the Mangawhai Activity Zone.

Now running its fifth Bowl Jam, the reputation of Mangawhai’s facility lived up to all expectations as numbers of both competitors and onlookers braved a sweltering day to see some of the best skaters in commission go through their routines.

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