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April 28th

Surprise honour for surf club stalwart

Marie Flavell(li)

Deadline for comment on NRC's Draft Annual Plan

Time is running out to have your say on a Northland Regional Council (NRC) proposal for a nil average general rates increase and other initiatives outlined in its Draft Annual Plan for 2014/15.

The public submission period closes at 3pm on Thursday May 1.

Ed Said - Playing the waiting game


Local session for BMX pros

Mangawhai’s skate park has had worldwide coverage thanks to a couple of top visiting American pro BMX riders.

In a five-part video series, 'LA to AK', the Red Bull sponsored pro duo of Mike 'Hucker' Clark and Anthony Napolitan join local BMX athletes, riding at selected venues around New Zealand.

mike clark at mangawhai(li)

Help: Our future leaders need support!

cubs and scouts kayak(li)

MP welcomes Northland growth study


Did You Know

More good news for museum funds, Movie magic at Kaiwaka, A century of rememberance, Dinner and show at Sail Rock, Help Trust keep on track, Business back, and blooming, App shows defib locations, Sharpen up those reflexes! and much more.

News and views to share through this column? Contact Jo Roberts 431 4711, email jo.roberts@xtra.co.nz

T. rex getting attention

T Rex by Greg Maddox(li)

Succession plan vital for next council phase

Your Questions Answered - Kaipara Commissioner John Robertson
When appointed to govern the Kaipara District Council in September 2012, the Commissioners were provided with a set of tasks, laid out in a Gazette Notice issued by the Minister of Local Government. Every three months the Commissioners report to the Minister on their progress towards meeting the tasks. 

Tribute show simply the best

Performer Cindy Of Samoa features in an energetic and mind-blowing portrayal of Tina Turner and all her big hits like Private Dancer, What’s Love Got To Do With It, Proud Mary, and Simply The Best.



Gardening with Gael - Abelia hedge a good bet

garden hedge(li)

Worzels World - The origins of council

The hunt had been long but successful. Down on the plain a woolly mammoth had at last been cornered and killed. There would be food enough for the winter. The hunters butcher the beast while the women relay the fresh game back to the caves. The trek is long with two river crossings, and by the time half the animal has been transported, dried, smoked and stored , much complaining and general nagging has broken out.

Lifesaving patrol season winds down

Crazy idea becomes reality

a village welcome(copy)(copy)

Flowers, the all year round gift

Mangawhai has a florist again. Flowerpower Northland is fully back in business, taking orders for floral bouquets, gift baskets and plants. 



It’s all about service

Busy times for fire brigade


Students learn Anzac legacy

ANZAC kids(copy)

A grand awakening for Wellsford


Mother's Day - a day like no other

Mothers Day more than just a 'day'

When God created Mothers, on the sixth day of overtime the Angel said to him “You’re fiddling around a lot on this one aren’t you?” 

God replied “Have you seen the spec’s on this order? She’s to have 18,000 replaceable moving parts, run on black coffee and leftovers, have a kiss that cures everything from broken limbs to disappointed love affairs… and six pairs of hands.”


Time running out for Awards entries!

A reminder to all creative types that entries for the Waipu Art 'N Tartan Wearable Arts Awards close on Friday May 2 - so hurry!

The June event promises to be bigger and better than all previous events.

The Fire Within (2)(li)

Waipu rock to Easter carnival

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Lovely weather for ducks

Labrador and duck(li)

Game bird hunters warned to expect 'friendly' inspections

Fish & Game officers are encouraging hunters to brush up on regulations and make sure they’ve bought a licence – and urging particular care over firearm safety as the season gets underway. 

The game bird season starts on Saturday, May 3 and Fish & Game will send rangers out in all 12 of its regions to carry out “friendly” checks on hunters. Many ranger teams will be accompanied by police officers.

Basic Rules for Safe Firearm Handling

While game bird hunting accidents are rare, It is timely to remind hunters to take the utmost care while hunting and handling firearms.



Letters to the Editor

Ratepayers cheated
For five years of the war my grandparents and an aunt lived under the Nazi jackboot during the German occupation of the Channel Islands.
Too many negative comments
I am very disappointed to hear all the negative comments being made around town about the people who work for Kaipara District Council

Whangarei gets thumbs up. FIFA trophy to travel through Northland

Officials from football’s world governing body, FIFA, have given Whangarei a thumbs up as it prepares to host FIFA’s second largest global tournament – the U-20 World Cup – in 2015.

Fifa u20 (2)(li)

Mangawhai Golf Club results

Barfoot & Thompson Mixed Open, April 20 
Saturday Men Patrons Trophy Wightman Putting, April 5
Midweek Haggle, April 9


Kids catching football fever

MFC rego 2014 2(li)

KSA awards celebrates milestone

Over 120 people turned up for the Kaiwaka Sports Association Sports Awards Dinner held recently, celebrating 30 years of the awards.

ksa award winners 2014(li)

Boat trip shows Auckland from the other side - Probus

Around 50 Mangawhai Probus members and friends made their way by bus to Westhaven for a trip aboard the Reo Moana up to Riverhead.
Probus Boat Trip 2014 B(li)
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