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August 5th

Flight simulator gets pilots sky high

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Burn survivor inspires First National Real Estate Mangawhai to help future patients

Christine Selwyn was 17 when 44 per cent of her body was severely burnt in a house fire.  She was staying in her grandmother's Northland garage to celebrate a cousin's 21st birthday when an unattended candle caused the blaze.

Burlesque promises amazing dancers and sultry singers

All will be revealed in this slapstick comedy show that will not skimp on the glamorous entertainment style that the Northern Dolls have built up a reputation for. This will be the best Dolls show yet.
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Joe Cocker brought to life at Tavern


Less mowing, more landscaping at the block

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Potato Hills - Great Leaps


Getting the best out of life

You may have seen this slim auburn-haired woman jogging quietly around the outskirts of Mangawhai with her two doggy friends but few would realise what it is she has to offer Mangawhai and the interesting and varied life that has brought her and her family to Bream Tail farm.
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Rugby legend back to complete conservation project

Sunday September 1 will see rugby legend Richie Guy mucking in alongside local volunteers to complete the Living Legends planting project in Northland.


Richie Guy at the 2012 Northland Living Legends event(copy2)

Education subject of Matariki Wearable Arts supreme winner

The Te Hana Matariki Maori Wearable Arts and Variety Evening held on July 20 was a great success this year with the added attraction of Fashion on a Tight Budget....
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Wearable Arts Gala promises the weird and wonderful

If it’s true that ‘you are what you wear’ then there are some very interesting people in our midst and they will all be on show in Paparoa’s Wearable Arts Gala (WAG) later this month.
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Vandals hit Te Arai carpark

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Te Arai course takes shape

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Your Questions Answered: We need to heal divisions

Worzels World: The good old days


Premium wine labels come to Mangawhai

Sail Rock brings to Mangawhai two of New Zealand’s most respected wine names in a food and wine matching and tasting treat on the evening of Wednesday August 21 presenting the Matawhero and Brunton Road labels.


Did You Know........

Young muso recording demo, Daffodil Day support grows, Lecture at Museum, Gala evening opens art awards, Art activity funding available, Range of courses available, Mangawhai wins best Dog Club award, snippets and much more....

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

Ensure your cover is correct

Insurance (noun) -  indemnifying property, life or person against loss or harm arising in specific contingencies as fire, accident, death with a payment proportionate to the risk involved.
events since the Christchurch earthquakes have meant a complete overhaul of insurance terms worldwide and it now falls on the property owner to calculate the replacement value of their biggest asset, their home and contents

Letters to the Editor

Who is right?One of these sets of figures must be incorrect .
Muldoon vs Key - Muldoon and Key are as different as chalk and cheese.
Installations illegal - There has been little or no correspondence re the quality of the so-called Mangawhai Wastewater Scheme.


Mangawhai Probus - CEO dedicated to Northland

Publisher gives backgroundAnnette Sicily introduced mini speaker, Rob Pooley, who gave us some background on his earlier life 
Two decades of Museum service -  Betty Nelley, CEO of the Kauri Museum.  A very busy lady with a very, very Interesting life.
Next meeting - Next meeting Thursday August 15


Wheelchair sportsman seeks support

Brennan Massey is an 11-year-old lad who attends Mangawhai Beach School along with a large number of other 11-year-old boys. What sets Brennan apart is he spends most of his time in a wheelchair suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a muscle-wasting disease.

Roller Mills trials for boys

The Otamatea/Rodney Taniwha team placed a creditable 5th at their recent Whangarei tournament, beating Hokianga 20-17 in their final game.
Team management says all the boys had an amazing experience and learnt a lot in the process – and It was great to see some Hawks and local supporters travel to watch the games.

Squash team heads to Nationals

Stepping out of the shadows, Maungaturoto’s D grade squash team has won a tough elimination series that has seen them qualify for a trip to Tauranga to compete at the Nationals, August 20-25.

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