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April 29th 2019 Issue


Beating cancer, one step at a time

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Ed Said - Holy days or holidays?

Hot cross buns and Easter eggs. What do they mean to you? Probably very little except it’s generally the only time of the year we get to pig out on them. 



Mangrove removal possible link to drop in fairy tern egg numbers

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Fresh fish for a good cause

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Remembering the Anzac’s 

From the first tremor of the bagpipes to the final lingering note of The Last Post, Anzac Day at Hakaru RSA proved again to be a poignant and reflective ceremony attended by hundreds of locals and guests. 
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Let us style your home

Inject a touch of glamour into your home this autumn with the Guthrie Bowron colour and style consultancy. 

If you’re fed up with bland walls our exquisite wallpapers and Dulux paints will help you achieve the look that best reflects your lifestyle.


Kaiwaka cafe jewel reopens

Northland’s Kawakawa have their Hundertwasser toilets and other Kiwi towns claim fame for metal animals and gigantic vegetables, and now Kaiwaka can boast to having a truly ingenious architectural jewel of its own. 

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Second new Matakohe bridge opens to traffic


Mayors Memo

Getting on with the job of setting up the future of our rapidly growing Kaipara District is a theme for what’s happening this season around Council. Firstly, it’s been great to see so many locals attending the council District Plan meetings.

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Artists exhibit together for the first time

Four artists with four distinctive styles – Wendy Leach, Nicola Everett, Bineta Hinton and Lynn Middleton – are experienced artists who are exhibiting together for the first time.

Mother's Day: What does this mean for you?

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Mangawhai rec centre established

First established in 1991 to assist and encourage the development of community sports and recreational needs, the Mangawhai Community Trust has gone on to assist a wide spectrum of clubs and sporting groups.
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Foster carers needed

There are a number of reasons why children require foster care. Similarly there are many reasons why families want to foster children.

Non-profit organisation Key Assets are looking for foster carers. 

$18.5 million for water storage options from PGF welcomed

Gardening with Gael - It pays to be the sharpest tool in the shed

Tools are an important aspect of gardening. Even now I discover new tools which make life easier. The battery operated ones in particular. Light, quiet and easy to start. 

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Letters to the Editor

Vile diatribe I am writing in response to the article by Chris Sellars in the April 15 edition (Worzel’s World: Entering occupied territory).
Sunday Night (A poem) It’s Sunday night in Mangawhai Heads and almost all the visitors from Auckland have gone home and are heading to their beds.
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I write in response to Chris Sellars’ article "Entering occupied territory"

Worzel's World - Revolutionary new security system discovered

Hundreds follow Easter art trail

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Dickie’s head to India

Mangawhai Combined Rebus Club’s April meeting welcomed local identity John Dickie as guest speaker. John spoke about the house he and wife Rita (pictured) are building in the north east of India.

Last chances to see Disney favourite

This weekend is the final chance to see Otamatea Repertory Theatre's amazing production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jnr
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Blessing signals forward progress 

Exciting progress has been highly visible for Mangawhai’s brand new emergency service station, with trees being cleared, earth excavated and foundations currently being laid.
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Halt on footpath a win for locals

People power appears to have prevailed in a dispute over a proposed footpath which also sparked rumours of civil disobedience if the proceedings went ahead. 

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