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9th Nov 2020 Issue

Mangawhai Shed group moving to permanent home at Domain

A blossoming partnership between a public facility and local club has resulted in an exciting relocation for a handy band of skilled locals, with the shift bringing mutual benefits, including for the local community.
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Ed Said - In God (and lawyers) We Trust

In their title fight just a few weeks ago, an in-form Jacinda ‘Aunty Cindy’ Ardern delivered a knockout blow to a bruised and bloodied Judith ‘Crusher’ Collins. 


Exhibition celebrates colour and beauty

A duo exhibition titled ‘Ballad’ featuring artists Rebecca BarclayClist and Tracey Christie promises to show a symphony of colour reflective of a summer garden, celebrating and championing beauty and femininity.

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Rebus club meetings back after Covid stoppage

The recent October meeting of the Mangawhai Combined Rebus Club was the first in a long time thanks to Covid-19.


Sausage awards for Mangawhai butchery

Local connoisseurs of fine meats have once again been presented with multiple awards for their creativity and taste with the humble sausage. Multi-award winning boutique butchery.

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Gardening with Gael - From the garden to the bright side of the road

Gazanias have never really appealed to me but their showy range of colours, their ability to withstand drought, poor soil conditions and their open flowers have made them increasingly appealing.
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Northpower electricity consumers to receive $10.2 million

Northpower electricity consumers will receive around $10.2 million for the second successive year, thanks to Northpower and the Northpower Trust. The news comes as Northpower marks its 90th year in business.

Dust unsettling residents on local road

Dust clouds in the dry summer months have always been an annoying side of driving on country gravel, especially in Kaipara; the land of the long rocky road.

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News in Brief

Fireworks fundraiser Despite months of concern, Tomarata School’s Fireworks Fundraiser is set to go off
Fairy tern no fly zone A no-fly zone has been placed over Mangawhai Spit to protect fairy tern.
NZ’s favourite ice cream Seventeen judges whittled down 316 gelatos, sorbets, and ice creams to just 14 finalist.

Worzel's World - Pondering the ghost of Guy Fawkes past

My childhood days – not so long ago as lineal timelines go, but eons and ages past as far as cultural change is concerned – did not include Halloween. It was simply unknown and uncelebrated here in New Zealand.


Volunteer network evening a chance to help your community

Mangawhai Information Centre will host an informal gathering at the Mangawhai Tavern where those interested can have a drink, catch up, and have a chance to discover the wide variety of community organisations keen to provide volunteering opportunities for locals.

Letter to the Editor

Mangawhai move to Auckland? So the KDC thinks Mangawhai ‘has to change’ and to accept the full impact of the plan change at Mangawhai Central. This statement confirms the suspicion among many people here that KDC itself hasn’t ‘changed’ from being the dysfunctional local government embarrassment it proved to be during the sewage scheme debacle.

Council seeks feedback on speed limit proposals

Kaipara District Council is seeking feedback on proposals to set new speed limits in the Mangawhai and Kaiwaka areas, including the Mangawhai urban area.

News In Brief

Garden Ramble weekend  The annual Mangawhai Garden Ramble Fundraiser will be held over the weekend of November 14-15.
Jacky raises dog dollars Dog lover and Auckland Dog Squad volunteer Jacky Ford has collected donations at the domain.
Mangawhai surfers compete Mangawhai surfers performed well at the 39th Polar Bear Surf Classic which was finally held at Whangarei’s Sandy Bay.

KDC votes for Maori ward

Statistics NZ estimates the Maori electoral population in Kaipara to be 3,630 and the general electoral population is 20,760. In passing the vote, Elected Members spoke of the need for greater diversity around the Council table.

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Northland Regional Council by-election needed after councillor resigns over Maori constituencies

Northland Regional Council is being forced into a by-election after long-serving councillor John Bain resigned over Maori constituencies.
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Orange speaks volumes about violence

Draped in brilliant orange, one of Mangawhai’s significant trees and a local fence will be playing lead roles in an annual global crusade to highlight the impact and devastation of family violence.

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Shane Hunt – Amazing story of survival

Shane Hunt follows the Northland Rescue Helicopter on Facebook and is always astonished at the stories he sees on there – and knows the feeling all too well about how these rescue helicopter services can save lives.

RSA rocking the jeepers and creepers

Under a full moon, resident witches, ghosts and ghouls, along with a few other strange-looking creatures, lurked their way to their local RSA for a night of Halloween fun. 

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Planners Report rejects bulk of plan change opposition

Independent planning consultants hired to assess Mangawhai Central’s controversial Proposed Private Plan Change, PC78, returned their verdict on October 30.
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Tennis serves up smashing opening day

The Mangawhai tennis committee enjoyed hosting local tennis players in the area at the opening day for the new season last Sunday.

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