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May 13th 2013

Big upgrade contract for Wharehine

Reunion celebrates rugby merger


Just Married

Family and friends recently celebrated the wedding of Grant Bowmar, son of Willie and Nancy, and Alex Gason, daughter of Anne and Pete from Ocean Grove, Melbourne, at a magical spot in Mangawhai.

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Local bill allows possible legal action over wastewater scheme   

Kaipara District Council commissioners have approved the wording of a local bill aimed at resolving historical rating errors made by previous councils.  However, they stressed again that a local bill would not stop Kaipara District Council from potentially taking legal action against those responsible for matters in relation to the expansion of the Mangawhai Community Wastewater Scheme.

Patients in Good Hands

Those in need of care and attention can rest easy under the care of two Kaipara women who were recently capped Bachelor of Nursing after more than three years of study through Northtec in Whangarei.


Council reviews staffing requirements

Kaipara District Council has moved to boost its in-house capacity and lessen its reliance on external consultants.

The council will advertise for four rols: a planning and Community General Manager, Revenue Manager, Planning Engineer, and Resource Consents Team Leader.

Did You Know?

Chicken flies to Oz, St John building closer, Op Shop turns three, fish 'n' chip fundraiser, join artists at AGM, Trampers birthday walk, Rhythm 'n' Riggle, Frogs go Morocco, Local boy makes good, Do the Damage, Caterers getting the word out,  LTP Meeting..... and more!!

Youth Scholarships awarded

Every year, the Otamatea Repertory Theatre presents a youth scholarship award to a deserving teenager.

Brittany Dyer of Kaiwaka, pictured, was the 2012 recipient and recently presented with a cheque for $250 to further her creativity by theatre president Peter Flower.

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Call for Northland to give generously to rescue helicopter service

More than 5,400 rescue missions were undertaken by local rescue helicopters around New Zealand last year including just over a thousand patients carried in Northland alone.

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Women on equal footing in electricity sector

Two former Northland women have become the first in New Zealand to qualify as cable jointers in the electricity sector.

Dargaville’s Robyn Dawes, 25, and Whangarei’s Aroha McLean, 43, are formally certified cable jointers after three years.

Northpower Jointers(copy)

Gardening with Gael - Still learning after 30 years

“I planted celery last week,” said my friend and fellow gardener Marg, “and it has doubled in size.”


Worzel's World- I spy with my little GCSB....

Government spies break the law. Despite ready access to the Crown Law Office and having extensive government resources at their fingertips these specialist  ‘intelligence’ gatherers were – with usual government department efficiency – unable to gather sufficient intelligence to work out they were acting illegally.

Seminars to help with epilepsy

Letters to the Editor

Beware of divide and rule - These ‘commissioners’ appointed by the National ‘government’ to appease their paymasters in the banking sector are manipulating the media

Correcting the spin - The pleasant photos of John Robertson that accompany his articles do not automatically make them true.

Advocacy and action at Zonta Conference

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Changing of the Guard in Mangawhai

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Rural TV show has focus on local area

The camera crew of Country Calendar, one of New Zealand’s best loved rural TV shows, has recently been seen in different parts of our coverage area seeking out material for two shows which are very different in essence, yet typical of the variation in
grassroots Kiwi farmers.

Lachie McLean(copy)

Puhoi to Wellsford upgrade a step closer

The Puhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance (RoNS) is one step closer with the recent announcement by Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee of the creation of a new planning alliance. The formation of the Further North Alliance brings the region closer to the first phase of construction.

Gill Holds off strong field for Bonnington Cup win

Golf is, more often than not, a tale of “the one that got away” – moments of pure brilliance, greatly outnumbered by prolonged periods of mundane mediocrity.

Taylor Gill

Contribution to Sport Common Theme at Awards

Around 100 people turned up to the 29th Kaiwaka Sports Association Sports Awards held recently at the Kaiwaka Sports Complex.
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