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28th January 2019 Issue


New beginning for MAZ cafe

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Ed Said - Big can be beautiful


Epic swim to raise cash for orphan charity

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Northland road crews push ahead with resealing programme

Northern Bass to stay put

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Mayor's Memo

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Drowning at Mangawhai Heads

Scottish Country Dancing, good for mind and body

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Insley Street’s bridge over troubled waters

An old Mangawhai bridge on an arterial route leading directly into the Village has recently been deemed unsafe to carry heavy traffic due to structural damage. 

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Gardening with Gael - Flowering annuals provide colourful display

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Roadside rubbish dumping a growing problem in Northland

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Fun in the sun at Black Swamp Rod Run

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Waipu hosts biggest car show in the north

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Retro furniture to match classic cars

If you’re into classic cars, hot rods, motorbike and ‘that old time rock’n’roll’ you’re going to love the display of American Retro Furniture as well.


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Dry Northland means high fire risk

ire and Emergency New Zealand is urging Northland residents to think twice about lighting rubbish fires as temperatures soar and grass and vegetation dries out. Northland fire crews have attended several scrub and rubbish fires this month. If the weather remains this hot and dry there will be a total fire ban in Northland within the next couple of weeks. 

Skin checks for Mangawhai sun lovers

Worzels World - A failed experiment

Chopper appeal breaks records

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Kaipara primary schools fight for hoop honours

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Master fundraiser does it again

Back to school, back to surf

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North River brings horses and humans together

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Give me a break!!

Are you feeling tired and fatigued at work? If so, it could be because only 28 per cent of Kiwi workers take their full designated lunch break. According to a survey by recruiting experts Hays of 1,253 professionals, who were asked how much of their designated lunch break they take on average...


St John creating partnerships with emergency services community

Two local indispensable community services are forging a closer partnership to the benefit of surf beach visitors, beginning with a gift of medical equipment worth more than $5000. 
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Road detours for Matakohe Bridges replacement project

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Obituary - Contribution to Mangawhai remembered

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From Mangawhai to the Masai Mara

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