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30th January 2023 Edition

MVP awards to celebrate community service

Volunteers and community-minded people who generously give their energy and time.
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Letters to the Editor

East versus West First of all, I would like to thank all the voters of Kaipara
Internet side effects I always enjoy your dissertations [The Climate Chap]

Classic cars make final Black Swamp run
An annual long-standing fundraising event


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New officers to raise awareness of sustainable freedom camping

Kaipara communities will soon see officers regularly patrolling freedom camping hot spots
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Passenger numbers soar for Mangawhai Village to Beach summer bus

Mangawhai’s free bus has proven popular again this summer
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Pure Essence

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World’s largest skateboard returns to MAZ

This extraordinary 12-metre 800kg skateboard is back

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The Climate Chap: Adapting our economy

Our Government recently published their incredibly important National adaptation plan.


Popular walking weekend back on activity calendar

The Mangawhai Walking Weekend on March 18-19 is a fun weekend of guided walks
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Local band chasing a musical dream

Three local musical lads who banded together over their mutual taste for alternative punk rock

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Sea biscuit surprise

It was all fun and games in the water recently


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Shared vision to grown farm into international event facility

Located on the southern side of the stretch between Waipu’s Cove and township, a stunning musical venue
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Mangawhai Snappers

A recent stormy and cold pre-dawn Friday morning
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Gardening with Gael: Food Forests: Part Two

“Daylilies?” said our friend Donn, looking at the daylily represented on this page and shaking his head.
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Workshop opportunity for young musicians

Another band lined up to perform at the Tahamoana Angora Goat Farm
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Short-term Commercial Gain vs. Forever Environmental Destruction

Mangawhai enters 2023 with a major battle looming
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Exhibition explores what it means to be ‘out of the woods’

‘Out of the Woods’, an exhibition by Michelle Fyson and Nick Blake

Adapting our economy

Our government recently published their incredibly important National adaptation plan



Have your say on Northland’s Freshwater Plan

An online survey asking Northlanders to identify freshwater areas of importance to them

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A unique local hospital aims to care for the carer

Burdened carers stretched to their limits and running on empty can now find some well-earned TLC
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Harvesting spinifex seeds on the Mangawhai sandspit

Recently members of the Mangawhai Harbour Restoration Society (MHRS) joined with residents from Tern Point
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Help plan the future of Mangawhai Community Park says council

Kaipara District Council is seeking input from the community on the future of Mangawhai Community Park.
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Rhythm n Riggle to start

Rhythm n Riggle development sessions are for new infants to pre-schoolers
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Wendy Clifford remembered as a friend and inspiration to many

Artist Wendy Ann Clifford was remembered by family and friends at a celebration of her life
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Sensible rubbish disposal key to avoiding landfill

Sustainable Kaipara kicked off the year with impressive waste diversion
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Wanted: Students with a hunger for adventure

Local youth who have a hunger for adventure and travel have an opportunity to immerse themselves
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