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Latest Edition June 22

Big win at major trial makes Cory ‘top dog’

With a whistle of command

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Big scholarship award for Carden

A hardworking local girl 

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New childcare centre welcomed to Mangawhai

Mangawhai’s youngest residents 

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Mayor's Memo

At the 25 May Kaipara District Council (KDC) meeting the Exposure Draft


Top shots win annual school photo comp

Students at Mangawhai Beach School (MBS) have been busy 

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Visitors impressed by new MAZ artworks

Artists Sean Duffell and Thijs de Koning 
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Obituary: Community gathers to pay tribute to Rob Leslie

A beautifully poignant and reflective ceremony

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Writers complete latest workshop

Another Mangawhai Writers Workshop 

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Emissions Trading Scheme: Carrots and sticks

 New Zealand still produces an everincreasing amount of carbon

Young leader recognised at national awards

Northland Regional Council (NRC) Marketing and Engagement Manager

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Initiative to bring rural communities back together

A series of collaboration dinner and lunches is underway to support farmers
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Rock fascination leads to series of artwork

Captivated for over two decades 
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Council takes further look at Draft District Plan 

Elected members have voted to pause 


A solicitors approval clause is not a get-outjail-free card

Even as the property market finally cools down a bit
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McCallum Bros challenge Auckland Council decision to refuse sand mining resource consent application

This is why McCallum Bros are wrong in taking this action.

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Tracks and the famous local ‘Trackies’

The famous Wairahi Tracks Charitable Trust ‘Trackies’ 

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Watch out for worry thoughts

Our ability to think is quite a strange asset 

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Factory grants good reading for kids pain

Following the latest cash-cycle

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Council asking public to nominate notable Kaipara trees

As the June date draws near for the draft 

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Gardening with Gael: Can anything survive Marg’s sand bank?

I remember once reading about a ‘difficult’ bank.

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First wins for Ruakaka pair

The May 4 Ruakaka race meeting 


Sand supply not dependent on continued mining of Pakiri and Mangawhai sea floor

Much-loved food personality Annabelle White
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Clive Boonham wins protection for community against another ‘EcoCare disaster’

The Environment Court’s support for long-time Mangawhai sewerage scheme 
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Spontaneous 3D exhibition pops up at gallery

With expenditure projected to increase dramatically

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New winter coat for Kaiwaka library

One of Kaiwaka’s iconic old buildings

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Mangawhai lifeguards attend national search and rescue summit in Dunedin

Mangawhai Heads volunteer lifeguards Jess Costello and Neil McInnes

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Letter to the Editor

Heads traffic solution worse than the problemI apologise for resurrecting the Wood Street so called revitalisation programme.


Strategy for Kaipara’s libraries will see new facility for Mangawhai

Kaipara District Council has voted unanimously

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Community welcome to bank scam presentation

With frauds and scams a constant threat


Sand mining consent refused, McCallum Bros possible appeal

McCallum Brothers were ‘very strongly’ refused a resource consent 
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Move Your Butt this June and help beat bowel cancer

June 2022 is bowel cancer awareness month, and Bowel Cancer NZ’s (BCNZ) ann


Good clean water vital for a healthy community says Aqua Works

Bringing a vital lifegiving source to communities

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‘Wallaby’ spotted in Kaipara likely a hare, NRC

Northland’s most recent ‘wallaby’ sighting

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Farewell: Ash and Terry cut a track

Members of Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust

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