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The Three M's
Yes, the big ongoing projects of Museum, MAZ, and Mangroves. The museum has been granted $137,000 from the Lotteries Commis-sion for the lighting and digital displays, and to-gether with a $25,000 donation from Tara Iti Holdings (who are building the golf course and complex at Te Arai) for the develop-ment of a natural his-tory display volunteers are really cranking up the pace as they work towards a December opening.

Thanks to donors At Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ) new plaques acknowledging donors have been screwed into place on the snake path, the old shed painted, Kiwi Welldrillers have put down a bore, and the bike tracks have been completed. Funding is being sought for the flying fox, and designs looked at for park seat-ing which could also be 'memorial seats', a lasting way to acknowledge people.

Pony club fundraiser Adult Ribbon Day with a difference at Hakaru Pony Club. As a fund-raiser, the young mem-bers set up the com-petition, the courses, entries, judging, cater-ing, the works. What fun for all, especially the chance to give adults a few tips to im-prove their horseman-ship skills!

Goodbye mangroves
Several manually-intensive working bees re-ally show what can be achieved with the removal of mangroves by the Molesworth Drive causeway.

Spotted 1
The Mangawhai Boardwalk? Walking along the Molesworth Drive footpath near the village, a couple carrying a long timber plank, possibly purchased fom Carters, who lived close enough to carry it home!

Spotted 2
Chris Wood, frequently spotted picking up the rubbish from the side of the Kaiwaka/Man-gawhai Road into Moir St. Thanks Chris, for helping to keep Mangawhai tidy, although it does reflect badly on those who selfishly dis-card rubbish and bags of dog poo…

„ Kaiwaka Cinema: The Wolf Of Wall Street (R18), Friday July 4, 7.30pm. The Lego Movie, Sunday July 6, 2pm matinee, family fun. Star Trek: Into Darkness,

Saturday July 12, 7.30pm. Coming up: American Hustle, and 12 Years A Slave.

„ Sail Rock hosts Music Makers/Open Mike on first Tuesday of the month, 7-9pm. July special is a two-for-one pizza deal on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 5.30 -7pm. Purchase one pizza (any size) and get a second Lang's pizza (same size) free when dining in.

„ Something to write in your diary now is the live performance from Dixie Street Jazz Band. En route to the Bay of Islands Jazz Festival, they will play one night at Sail Rock on Thursday August 7. Dinner and show bookings to Sail Rock 431 4051.

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

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