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23rd May 2016

Council appoints new chief executive

Kaipara District Council has appointed Graham Sibery as its new Chief Executive for a five-year term.

The Council has selected Graham Sibery to lead the organisation.

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Ed Said - New management taking shape 

Two names have recently come to the fore in regard to the immediate if not long term future of the Kaipara.

The first is that of Graham Sibery who has won the appointment of Council CEO


Your Questions Answered - Appointment of a Chief Executive


Art supporter takes time out

Mangawhai Art Inc (MAI) has gone through a reshuffle as three management roles became vacant due to multi-resignations.

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Wastewater WOF possible after Drainage Policy and Bylaw amendments


Happy to be Home

Local surfing guru Tony Baker and partner Robyn Weir doubled the size of their family with the arrival of twins Marley and Koa on February 23 at Whangarei Hospital. 

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Youth have vital part to play in community

Emu gives residents the runaround

With duck shooting season upon us, residents of Sail Rock Drive could have been forgiven for thinking the mountain had come to Mohammed as a large feathered bird strutted blithely up their street.


Town plan meeting gives lots of options

It is no secret that over the next decade the shape of Mangawhai will change in terms of population, commercial growth and layout, and roading systems.

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Letters to the Editor


Young musicians look for big break

Our younger generation of musos get to strut their stuff again in the Smokefree Rockquest 2016 heats at Forum North, Whangarei, but unfortunately too late for us to give you the results in this issue. Northland finals will be held on Friday May 27.
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The importance of minerals

With Jan van der Lee
Minerals allow us to think, move and grow. They have allowed the development of a central nervous system, a skeleton to bear and transport our package of organs and parts
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Rental growth sparks opportunity

An exciting announcement for homeowners and property investors in the broader Mangawhai area: Ignite Property Management has opened their doors in Mangawhai.

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Linking Hands loses local stalwarts


Free pest plant workshops in July

Pest plant experts will be passing on tips on how to tackle some of Northland’s worst weeds at a series of free winter workshops in Dargaville, Kerikeri, Coopers Beach and Whangarei.


Volunteers work hard on harbour

Maintenance planting at the sandspit. Thanks to those who put some of their Saturday time aside to plant heaps of spinifex and pingao.
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Worzels World - The Power of Human Stupidity


Celebrate the weekend in the garden

We never really got the typical Northland ‘Indian summer’ this year but our ‘extra mild’ autumn is proving a boon for gardeners, landscapers and builders with an extended season which is great for all outdoor activity.
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Woman of heart and devotion

Guests and members of Mangawhai’s Zonta Club were recently treated to an inspiring talk from a guest speaker who has devoted her time and energy into helping others.

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Artist spoilt for choice

Moody landscapes, stunning coastal shores and images with a touch of reflective surrealism are heading towards Mangawhai Art Gallery in early June.

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Bike chicks hit the road

Mangawhai’s roads came alive on May 7 with the reverberating of throbbing engines as an all-female crew of 70 riders rumbled into town.

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Club reaches 50 year quota


Mangawhai Bowls


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