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May 22nd 2013

Perfect conditions a bonus for surf series

Under 16 Boys Finalists(copy)

RMA reforms meeting a hit in Wellsford


Ed Said - How important is tourism to Mangawhai?


Facebook, AA Roadwatch latest tools for North Civil Defence


Potato Hills


New challenge for principal

Rachel Clothier-Simmonds(copy)

Kaipara Commissioner - John Robertson - Your Questions Answered: Funding plan key to grants

Did you know

Creative Students make winning video

Year 7 and 8 pupils in Wellsford School’s room 4 have been announced as winners of the Mai FM True Blue Talent Quest.

Teacher Mrs Dewes entered the class into the competition (after a wee whisper in the ear from Mrs Brierly).
Room 4 Blues 2013(copy)

Universal treatment now available locally

Osaka Silenzio has spent the last three years at sea introducing many hundreds of Princess cruise ship guests to the marvels of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).


Gardening with Gael - Memorial garden honours good friend


ann thomas 2(copy)

Representation meetings continue in Kaipara


Worzels World - Everything I know about politics

Is it a sad or a joyful thing that I can fit all I know about politics into an 800-word article?


Marsden substation gets new equipment

Work to install new equipment at Marsden substation off Station Road in Ruakaka is well underway, with works beginning on site earlier this year.
The substation is an important part of New Zealand’s high voltage transmission network, owned and operated by Transpower New Zealand.


Award-winning art on show

Queens Birthday Weekend will see another art exhibition at the Mangawhai museum but one with the difference of a new technique adopted by award-winning Waipu artist Colin Unkovich.


Sisters doin' it for themselves - There’s all sorts of things on Wood Street

Two years ago Margaret and Mark Catley experienced a situation that brought about a move from their long-term home in Auckland. They chose Mangawhai.
wood st ladies(copy)

The complete meal comes to town

Historically beer was considered a ‘man’s drink’ but more recently brewers realised they were doing themselves out of a large percentage of the market and so moved towards a product with appeal also to the fairer sex both in taste and presentation.
Filter room(copy)(copy)

Fin wins International Rally of Whangarei

Competing in New Zealand for the first time, 22-year-old Finn Esapekka Lappi and co-driver Janne Ferm have taken out this year’s opening round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) with a start-to-finish leading performance at the 2013 International Rally of Whangarei held on May 18-19.
W53E0999 ELappi(copy)

Mangawhai Probus - Chilean national day a highlight for speaker

New members - Gerd Martin as a new member into the club
Retirees settle in Mangawhai - Anne spoke of her life in England and early memories as a child
Lynda Wintle talks South America - Lynda Wintle spoke of their trip to South America
Next meeting -
The next Probus meeting is the mid-winter Christmas lunch

Funding plan key to grants

Over the past two weeks, commissioners and council staff have been hearing views from the community on both the council's Annual Plan (1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014), and the council's Long Term Plan. The latter Plan takes us through to 2022.

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