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8th July 2019 Issue

Students help maintain harbour health

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Ed Said - Banning the Bags


Candidate information evenings for council prospects

Time for a change say Walking Weekend organisers


Village movie theatre proves popular


Glamorous party helps women worldwide

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Help keep kaipara moving forward


Lou turns trial into triumph


Local anti 5G petition goes viral

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Mangawhai Domain needs your involvement

The Mangawhai Domain is an iconic asset for our region and proudly owned and operated by the community through its membership, and has been that way since 1959. The Committee is appealing to the public for support in the form of ongoing membership. 


Gardening with Gael - Sowing poppy seeds couldn’t be easier

A friend from England recently posted photos of the poppies growing in her garden. How can anyone not want any of the poppy family popping their brightly coloured paper petalled heads out from among the plants in any border.
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Plastic Free Mangawhai gains momentum

With the nationwide ban on plastic bags making its official debut on the first day of Plastic free July, Mangawhai’s own plastic watchdog group marked the two year anniversary of their cause which sparked the community’s ecocreative spirit.
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Ric Kayne celebrated as Kea Friend of NZ award winner

Business leader and investment specialist Ric Kayne has been named as the 2019 Kea Friend of New Zealand at the World Class New Zealand (WCNZ) Awards held at Sky City’s Auckland Convention Centre on June 20. 
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Charity work world away from previous career

The Rebus Club had a good turnout for guest speaker Gillian Whitley who spoke about NZ Leprosy Mission’s charity work in Bangladesh, Nepal and other places at their meeting last month. Gillian’s warmth and humour made the talk, video and slide shows very interesting. 


Waipu asks: What about the kids?

Waipu has seen phenomenal growth over the past three to four years through new housing developments providing changes of environment and jobs for adults but again the question is being asked “What about the kids?”


Worzels World - Taking a living language hostage

I attended a meeting of a local writers group. An august and much accomplished bunch they are too. In the course of conversation I joked that much of our English language had been hijacked by special interest groups and spin doctors.

Positive outcome after bylaw dogfight

Mangawhai’s canines have been successfully unleashed from a proposal that would have seen the freedom of the areas four-legged residents tightly tethered. 

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Letters to the Editor

Lessons from the past I chortled when I started to read the letter from your correspondent Helen Gillespie
In response Columnist Chris Sellars responds to Helen Gillespie (Letters to the editor, June 24): Thanks for taking the time to email. 

Winter writing workshops in August

Held on all five Saturdays during August, the course is focused on fiction, primarily short stories, and will be delivered in the Mangawhai Pioneer Village church hall (movie theatre).

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The countdown is on: Santa’s on his way

With only six months, 24 weeks or 170 days till Christmas, planning for Mangawhai’s largest festive street carnival is now underway. Organised by Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ) the 2018 Santa Parade, the towns first in over eight years, was an outstanding success.
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Cold dip to celebrate shortest day

Our mild autumn finally gave way to winter with the shortest day bringing out a group who celebrated the event with a quick swim at Mangawhai Heads. 

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Crisp conditions for lifeguard longboard comp

Clean 0.5m-1.0m waves greeted surfers for the 27th Annual Lifeguard Longboard Nationals held at Mangawhai Heads on June 22. 

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Teens share Four Square birthday

July 4 marked the 95th Anniversary of Four Square in New Zealand and new owners of the Waipu store, Jodie Ansell and Peter Morrison, marked the occasion with a celebratory cake surrounded by 100 cup cakes. 
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A haven at The Oaks in Warkworth

There comes a time when the upkeep of your home or property becomes a chore and a trouble-free version of comfort and convenience is desired.If you are looking for a change in lifestyle which provides the assurance of safety and security.

New dog control rules for Kaipara District

Kaipara District Council has adopted new dog control rules for the District.

This follows a review of the Policy on Dogs (The Policy) and Dog Management Bylaw (The Bylaw).


Art & Soul News

Movers & Shakers The Mangawhai Artists officers and committee f
Join us for coffee Coffee morning is held on the last Wednesday of each month
Winter Workshops „ Bring the Outside In, Painting Magical Mangawhai. Reduction Lino Print – Portrait. T
Winter wine deal Mangawhai Artists have teamed up with AS Wine Co. to create a special wine offer.

See behind the scenes at Fonterra open day

Fonterra Maungaturoto is opening its gates to the public on Friday July 19 to give the local community a chance to see how they turn raw milk into dairy deliciousness that’s enjoyed around the world.
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