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8 August 2022 Edition

New era for Mangawhai surf rescue 

Swimmers, boaties and various sea lovers
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Generous support for annual museum fundraiser

People interested in supporting the extraordinary


Butcher continues winning streak

 Local crafters of fine meats 

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Mayor's Memo

Kia ora, Big news in Kaipara 

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards for dedicated Otamatea students

A long journey requiring commitment
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Hiking adventure for Mangawhai Nature School

Around 25 students hit the Tanekaha Walk
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Long-time resident Rachael Williams to stand for council

Long-time resident and active community member 

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Kaipara District Plan Exposure Draft released for public feedback

Kaipara District Council has approved the Exposure Draft District Plan


The climate chap: Sometimes we get it wrong

 I love capitalism. The ability of talented and resourceful entrepreneurs

Cats get their paws on cash

Local felines residing at a nearby rescue hostel

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To lease or buy: What’s best for your business?

If you’re a business owner looking for new premises

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Craig Jepson to contest Kaipara mayoralty

Northland business operator of 40 years

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Community set to benefit from next round of Factory funding 

Two months shy of its fifth anniversary

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“We don’t want your money, just get off our beaches!”

Lawyers, industry expert witnesses, scientists, biologists, economists, politicians

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Pre-Election Report outlines Kaipara’s challenges and opportunities 

Kaipara District Council (KDC) has released its PreElection Report for 2022

Gardening with Gael: Bringing the outdoors in

‘Adorable’. Twice I have received it as a gift
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Three Waters consultant faces question time at KDC meeting

Three Waters was once more a talking point  


Government needs to honour promise to listen on Three Waters says action group

In  a submission to the Finance and Expenditure Committee

Artists celebrate with new work

The new exhibition season at Mangawhai Artists Gallery

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Mangawhai gets stung yet again

Most years Mangawhai rates increase

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Potential landfill waste tackled by op shop education

Sustainable Kaipara and Mangawhai Opportunity Factory 

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Right-to-repair rules need fixing

Along with the trend of ‘fast fashion’

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Will mindfulness work for you?

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Council staff ask community to keep an eye out after vandalism 

Council staff are asking the Kaipara community

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Mangawhai Snippets

‘Alamar Lights’, shot by Baz Clark



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Letter to the Editor

Estuary a “no-take” zone?
The visit by the pod of orcas last month to Mangawhai Estuary

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