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27th Feb 2023

Local firefighters honour fallen comrades

As the fire siren echoed out on a recent early evening, the crew at Mangawhai Fire Station all remained at attention.
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Chris Fife announced as new Northland Rescue Helicopter ambassador 

Well known rugby and livestock personality Chris Fife is the latest Northlander to join the Northland Rescue Helicopter as an ambassador.
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Kaipara working together in aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle

Forewarned to be the worst storm since Cyclone Bola in 1988, there is no doubt Cyclone Gabrielle lived up to the grave threat.


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Emergency services respond to cyclone SOS

Over the course of Cyclone Gabrielle, emergency service volunteers bravely put life and limb on the line, facing torrential rain and wind gusts of 100kph-plus, to help those in need.
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SH1 Brynderwyns detours: Guidance around alternative routes

Waka Kotahi and partners Northland Transportation Alliancehave released the guidance for alternate routes.

Pure Essence

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School downed by Gabrielle

A small Maungaturoto school lost its roof and classrooms were left in total disrepair after Cyclone Gabrielle.

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The Climate Chap: Understanding our Ice Age

Our Government recently published their incredibly important National adaptation plan.


Watercolour Works by Femke Koome

After the success of her debut exhibition in 2022, Femke Koome returns with her second solo exhibition at the Mangawhai Artists Gallery.
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Consumer NZ: Affected by Cyclone Gabrielle? Know your rights

Consumer NZ has produced advice for people impacted by the recent cyclone. “Like everyone else, we were shocked and saddened".

Is this environmental looting?

Pictured is a GPS satellite graphic showing the movements of the sand mining super dredge ‘William Fraser’.

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Mangawhai Snappers

Rock hopping at the Heads’ photographed by Barbara Jacomb.
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Gardening with Gael: Survival of the fittest after cyclone

There is a lesson to be learned from pseudopanax lessonii. Known as ‘houpara’ and ‘coastal five finger’.
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Mayoral Relief Fund announced for Kaipara District

Kaipara District mayor Craig Jepson has established a Mayoral Relief Fund to help support those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle. 

Eastern Kaipara takes a battering, Brynderwyns closure adds to strain

Although not experiencing extensive damage in comparison to Hawkes Bay or Kaipara’s west, east Kaipara still received a battering from Cyclone Gabrielle.

Rotary fundraiser for Surf Club

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Mangawhai Matters: Threats to the harbour are a threat to the community

A comprehensive survey of uses made of the Mangawhai Harbour and estuary is the first step in a major study being undertaken.
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Mangawhai Community Centre: Chameleon or unsung hero?

From the outside it’s rather humdrum, and undistinguished, a community facility in a handy location.
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New Chief Executive for Kaipara District Council

Mayor Craig Jepson has announced that Jason Marris (pictured) will be the next Chief Executive for Kaipara District Council. 
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ANZ to keep Mangawhai netballers on court with fee subsidy

With many families feeling financial pressure, ANZ Netball Grants aims to ensure kids can still play netball

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