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5th September Issue

Season for riding high

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Most popular swim spots okay says NRC


Ed Said - Grass not always greener


Your Questions Answered - Solid base created for newly elected officials


Mangawhai Village facelift underway


Worzels World - Playing the trump card

Community Matters - Getting our heads around rural mental health

Many organisations and businesses working in rural New Zealand, such as banks, vets, stock agents, farming supplies and farm advisors would not have traditionally seen themselves as being involved in the area of mental wellness.

Mangawhai Bar rescue highlights issues

Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifeguard Service (MHVLS) after hours call-out squad were notified by Surf Life Saving Northern Region surf com at 6.20pm on August 24 of a suspected yacht that had run aground on the Mangawhai Bar.
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Gardening with Gael - Up the (new) garden path

It is time to prune the roses. Information is available in most gardening magazines, books and of course the internet. For pruning roses I have my gardening friend Jan. Very fortunately for me Jan chose this last week to come and stay a few days and help me not only prune my roses, but helped me move them as well.

The Quest for Youth

Did you ever wonder why we age differently? We can only attribute around 30 percent to genetics. Environment is a big player and what we do to care for our skin also influences whether we age gracefully or at full speed.

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Police Snippets

Graffiti on the rise - Graffiti around Mangawhai is on the increase with road signs, bare walls and equipment.
Arrest warrant issued - Although fugitive Joshua Kite has been located and arrested, 
Thieves target hives - Beehives have become an increasingly popular target for thieves

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Letters to the Editor

Something’s not right  - For the past seven years I have been a regular weekend visitor to Mangawhai

Conflict of interest? - Thank you for the profiles of the various mayoral and council candidates


Blessing signals start of project

Riverside Holiday Park first became a campground back in 1977. Thirty years later it was in danger of being sold for a housing development, until a concerned group of campers formed a body that purchased the park in November 2007.
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Activity zone needs to reach full potential

It arose out of the dirt and bushlands, evolving with original design into a space alive with the thrum of rolling wheels and children’s laughter.
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Scouting for trash

Mangawhai’s roadsides will be a lot cleaner soon thanks to the hard work of a group of dedicated local youth.

Kaiwaka-Mangawhai Scouts are planning another day of picking up a mixture of kerbside rubbish, to raise much-needed funds to attend the 21st New Zealand Scout Jamboree.


Local connection for arrested fugitive

On August 28 a large police presence barricaded the Kaiwaka-Mangawhai entrance to Brown Road, Hakaru, for four hours while a property of known associates of armed fugitive Joshua Kite was searched.
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Gateway to the north open for business

Crisp and colourful, bright and breezy, the T Junction Cafe is now open for business, presenting travellers with the ideal watering hole or pit stop at the foot of the Brynderwyns heading north.
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NZ looking for more gold

Mangawhai’s water baby, Hannah Williams, headed off last Wednesday to one of her biggest challenges yet, the Lifesaving World Championships in Amsterdam which began September 1.
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Tsunami warning closes school

Mangawhai Beach School (MBS) was closed and the Village was eerily quiet following a Civil Defence tsunami warning on the morning of September 2, following the 7.1 East Cape earthquake.
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