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June 22nd 2015


Kindy supports Nepal with market stand

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NRC adopt new 10 year plan

Ed Said - A matter of priorities


Sea serpent surprises fisherman

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Northland Facebook crayfish sales worrying

Community contributions acknowledged

Rotary awards 2015-201

Did You Know.......


No roading short-cuts for Kaipara

Your Questions Answered - Moving forward with confidence

Worzels World - Invasion of the hard hats

Information from several whistle-blowing informants leaking stolen information uncovered a campaign to curb what is thought to be an unhealthy binge working culture in the productive sector. My informants cannot be named but are generally known as ‘intelligent people having conversations.’

Schools share NRC environmental awards

Projects including farm fertiliser runoff monitoring and a stoat and rat trapping programme to boost kiwi numbers are among 24 school initiatives to share $20,000 in this year’s Northland Regional Council Environmental Curriculum Awards (ECAs).


Guytons Garden - Gardening by the moon

Robert Guyton writes from his forest garden in Riverton where he practices what he preaches – gardening-wise – and grows fruit, flowers and vegetables using nature as his guide.


UFB land access proposal a boost for Northland

Northpower has welcomed Government progress on possible legislative changes to land access for Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) – labelling the move a game changer for New Zealand’s telecommunications landscape.


A barn dance to beat them all

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Purrfect palace for your cat

Unfortunately we can’t always take our cats on holiday with us but where can we park them when they need a little more tender care than the kids?


Magic back in business

​Magic Chinese Takeaways in Waipu has risen from the ashes after a devastating fire closed the business last August. Owner Colin Xu is thrilled to again be fully open to the public.


Many hands make light work

​Around 40 volunteers gathered at the Maungaturoto farm of Ashley and Karen Cullen on Saturday June 6 to plant native trees.


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Letters to the Editor

Rates hypocrisy? - John Robertson shared some excerpts from his report to the minister in your June 8 issue. 
Role of mangroves ignored
Driving through Mangawhai one cannot miss the morass of mud caused by the destruction of the mangroves.
Mangrove removal applaude - I have been associated with and known Mangawhai Harbour for some 80 years. 

Unitary authority idea dumped

The Local Government Commission is abandoning its 19-month-old draft proposal for a single Northland unitary council.

The commission revealed it had decided not to proceed with its draft proposal, but would instead return to Northland and work with its communities to try to develop other options to address the challenges the region is facing.

kids encouraged to nominate their ‘good sort of sport’

Young Kiwi kids have an opportunity to give back to the volunteers who make sport happen, with the AA Insurance ‘good sorts of sport’ competition.
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Fours win in Tauranga

In May, three teams made up of bowlers from Mangawhai Bowling Club (MBC) and Mangawhai Womens Bowling Club (MWBC) travelled to Tauranga South Bowling Club for their annual fours tournament which requires one junior bowler in the team.

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