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5th October 2020 Issue

MHRS sees new leadership at helm

Mangawhai’s harbour guardians now have a new captain at the helm who has sights on maintaining the organisations set course – keeping local waters free-flowing, and highlighting the vital necessity of the groups enduring work.
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Ed Said - Election? What election?

write about our looming election. Yes, I agree with some political journalists and commentators – the election campaign has been a yawn. It’s open and shut isn’t it?


Fairy tern under spotlight over breeding season

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is ready for this summer’s breeding season for New Zealand’s most endangered bird, the New Zealand fairy tern, or tara iti. 
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OCS seniors programme needs volunteer contribution

Through a range of services including counselling, social work, financial mentoring, parenting programmes and their Senior Services Programme.
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Mangawhai Dental free day brings smiles

Some locals were all smiles recently after being eligible to receive free dental care with one of Mangawhai’s resident tooth specialists, who donated nearly $12,000 of time and treatment to those in need.

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News In Brief

High praise for KDC food safety The Kaipara District Council has passed a review of its accreditation as a recognised agency to conduct food verification
Road work alerts at Johnstones Hill tunnels The Ara Tuhono-Puhoi to Warkworth Project is advising motorists there will be night time lane closures
Planner turns nose up at landfill Environmental groups and those opposed to the proposed Dome Valley landfill.

NRC ruffles feathers with wharf opposition

Resource consent hearings for one of the areas current ambitious projects, rebuilding a replica of Mangawhai’s historic 19th century wharf.

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Special Birthday for Mangawhai Zonta

Members of a local hard-working inspirational club attended a significant birthday recently, celebrating a decade of helping to improve and empower the lives of women, both nationally and worldwide.

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Worzel's World: Confessions of a heavy metal fan

Don’t worry about the heading. I will only mention Iron Maiden and Metallica once in this article, and now you are past them you will hear of them no more.


Politician's hit Mangawhai on election drive

As the national election bears down on the country in just a few days, Mangawhai has seen a number of politicians finding their way into town.

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Daycare upgrade next step for new kennel owners

An animal-loving family including five furry members have begun an exciting new venture which aligns close to their hearts.

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Tomarata club reignites passion for rugby

As winter sports wind down for another year, one local club reports to having an incredible season, cheered on by an unusually high number of supportive spectators.

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OHS netballers survive scare to win final

After beating their eventual finals rivals, Whangarei Girls High School, the week before by 20 goals, the Otamatea High School Senior 1 team could be forgiven for thinking they easily had one hand on the trophy.

Mangawhai band impress, make vinyl compilation

A local band has been immortalised on an old-school style recording after their original song was selected from a pool of hundreds in a nationwide competition.
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Author reveals secret of success

Over 50 people attended local author Judy Tindill’s book launch held at Parkview Waters Horizons Club, Mangawhai on Thursday September 18.


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Get in quick for MHVLS junior programme

Junior registration for the 2020-21 season is underway as the Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifeguard Service (MHVLS) lines up another summer of fun at the surf beach.


We've been down this road before

Roads have long been part of the stories of our lives. An epiphanic one to Damascus; Marco Polo’s Silk Road; Bing and Bob’s many roads from Hollywood to world hotspots; John Denver’s Country and Elton’s Yellow Brick ones; even the Beatles got in the act with a Long and Winding Road.

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Exhibit showcases ancient technique

Mangawhai Artists Gallery is excited to present an exhibition of Roland Seibertz’s large light-filled canvases painted in egg tempera technique.


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New Mangawhai resident Christine (Chrissy) Basham has joined the Mangawhai Artists Inc committee.

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Gardening with Gael - Water and mulch secret to a flourishing garden

Every year during the spring I write an article which might as well just say mulch, mulch, mulch 500 times. The importance of mulching cannot be underestimated.
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BA5 At Te Whai Bay

On Thursday 1 October Te Whai Bay Wines hosted the latest edition of the popular Mangawhai Business association, Business after 5 event.


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