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24th June 2013

Mangawhai Spit rabbit eradication plan unveiled

Tui gets older and bolder

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Ed Said - The Politics of politics

I’ve been amused lately by Parliamentary goings-on. I rarely watch Parliament on TV and then only for a moment, unable to stand the childish and churlish interjections and slanging that purports to be negotiating the safe and prosperous
future of our fair country.


Museum association gathers in North

Heritage Kaikohe, Pioneer Village, at Kaikohe was the venue for a recent meeting of over 40 members of the Northland Museums Association (NMA).

Letters to the Editor

OAG failed ratepayers.

There are many who have grave misgivings about the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) impartiality in its inquiry into the affairs of the Kaipara District Council.


It’s Tartan Time again at Waipu

In an all-encompassing month of activities for young and old – serious and frivolous, the lads and lasses – the tarts and tartars of Waipu will celebrate their annual homage to their clans with an amazing variety of activities
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Kaipara Commissioner - John Robertson - Your Questions Answered: New bill to help with issues

The Kaipara District Council (Validation of Rates and Other Matters) Bill had its first reading in Parliament on Wednesday 12 June.
What does this Bill do?
Will I be charged more rates by this Bill?
But some in Mangawhai are advising that I do not need to pay my rates this year, and that penalties will not apply?
What do rates pay for?
Are the Commissioners happy with progress towards improving services?

Did you know.....

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Glass Recycling(copy)

Competition win gets renovation ball rolling

A Kaiwaka sharemilking couple is one step closer to achieving their dream home with the win of a flash new gas hot water heater.

Catherine and Jacques(copy)

RPS hearings to wrap up soon

Kakariki services getting healthier

Kakariki Health and Wellbeing in Mangawhai has added another important product to it’s repertoire with the arrival of The Bodyworks therapist Dominic Manuel.
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Gardening with Gael -  Gardeners: Go ask Lloyd

“Which rhododendrons would you suggest?” I ask Cess, an expert on plants at the market.

“Ask Lloyd,” replies Cess.

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Register for free weed workshops

Whangarei (along with Kaitaia and Kerikeri) are to host free workshops offering Northlanders tips on how to tackle some of the worst weeds – both land and freshwater-based – threatening our region.

New eatery adds spice to Waipu

The name ‘Madly Indian’ may conjure up all sorts of weird and wonderful apparitions in the mind’s eye. ‘Weird’ maybe, but most certainly wonderful, full-bodied, pungent, spicy and real Indian cuisine. It’s a name once heard is not easily forgotten.
Madly Indian(copy)

Worzels World - The impending US revolution

“Sadly we have no constitution and no right to bear arms in defence of our own rights and liberty. We are reduced to writing letters to MP’s or publishing articles online or in the very few remaining independent newspapers…”

Illegal boat hull cleaners risk fines

 People illegally cleaning boat hulls on the foreshore pose a threat to the marine environment and are risking daily fines of $500, the Northland Regional Council warns.

Ricky Eyre, the council’s Monitoring Programme Manager - Coastal, says in recent weeks the council has encountered a spate of several such incidents, largely in the Bay of Islands.

A new bird at the Kauri Museum

A sculpture of the extinct Moa bird made from driftwood collected from Northland beaches now stands at the entrance of Matakohe’s Kauri Museum.

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News In Brief

Vote for fundraiser recipient Westmoreland Homes Principal Willie Hewitt for his grand fundraiser for the Mangawhai Activity Zone.
Entries open for business awards Entries for the 2013 Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards are now open.
MBDA officers elected  Officers were elected at last week’s AGM of the Mangawhai Business Development Association

Mangawhai Park residents taken by storm

What could only be described as a mini-tornado swept through Mangawhai Park during one of last week’s sudden bursts of wind and rain.

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Three resign from Northland Inc board

 The Northland Regional Council says it is disappointed but understands and respects the decisions of three members of the Northland Inc board who have resigned after differences of opinion over the organisation’s management.
NRC Craig Brown(copy)

Submissions invited on new Kaipara rates Bill

The Select Committee has announced that it is already moving to invite public submissions on the Kaipara District Council (Validation of Rates and Other Matters) Bill.
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Cross-country clean sweep for Rodney College girls

Rodney College girls made a clean sweep at the recent secondary schools Lower North Cross Country, winning all three divisions.
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Contribution to rugby rewarded

Rodney College sports coordinator, Maria Northin, has received official acknowledgement for her services to rugby.


Experience beats youth

The Mangawhai Tennis Club Champs were held in May for the first time in many years with around 30 players scheduled in the competition.


KSA Sports Brief

Leap into gymnastics We are looking for a coach for our two boys classes.
Holiday movies We will hold two movies during the upcoming school holidays.
Golden Oldies hockey We will host a Golden Oldies Hockey tournament at the Sports Complex on Sunday July 7
Quiz Night Back by popular demand!

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