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July 24th Issue

Donations put back into community

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Ed Said - Not so sleepy Mangawhai


Uncertain future for Mangawhai Domain

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St John juniors win big

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Love Kaipara earns big funding grant

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Mayors Message



District development group seek to work alongside Council

The July 11 Kaipara District Council meeting in Dargaville saw newly established incorporated society Tika Whai make a presentation to councillors.

Tika Whai is a group of design, construction and environmental professionals and Iwi from the region who felt they should not stand by while Council appears to struggle with the overwhelming amount of development in the greater Kaipara area.

Mixing with the Mud


Meditation = Medicine for the Brain

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Notes from a travelling artist


Excitement and adventure to leap from Jungle Book

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The Quay to good food

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Worzels World - On Behalf of the Narrow Minded and Intolerant

Many of the teachers and other adult figures of my childhood were anything but tolerant. Perhaps they have scarred me for life. Once the best part of a lifetime ago after mixing with the Kelly boys – who were rightly regarded as a rough lot – I had picked up a pejorative phrase that had gained some popularity back then.

Gardening with Gael - There definitely needs to be a hedge

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Letters to the Editor

What does the community want? - The last two issues of the Focus have had articles and letters related to the AGM of the Domain Society.

Can someone give us the heads-up? - There has recently been yet another lot of reportedly ‘old Maori skulls’

Fish fundraiser for new art centre

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New gallery realising a dream

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Northland company chosen to construct Hawaiki cable landing station

Council in deep over flooding

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News in Brief

Committee elected  -Linking Hands vehicles travelled 95,372 km taking clients to medical appointments in the previous year.
Beach hoons - Criminal and anti-social behaviour has seen a lull over the last two weeks, ‘a good thing’.
New Year to sizzle
After last year’s wildly successful festival, Northern Bass promoters Fuzen have raised the stakes.

Electricity Upgrade to Quail Way

Northpower has completed an urgent modification to an electricity pillar to ensure the safety of Mangawhai residents.

Field staff had raised concerns over flooding around a pillar supplying electricity to one home in Quail Way.

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