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November 11th 2013

Computer windfall for Mangawhai school

Computers for school(li)

Foot tapping fun at hall fundraiser

A very happy audience was left highly entertained and wanting more following the last musical act at the recent inaugural fundraising concert for the Mangawhai Library Hall. 

Summer Sweeney(li)

Winery wins first export order

Lochiel Estate has shipped its 2012 gold medal-winning chardonnay into Sydney with the wine due to arrive in the first week of November.


Ed Said


Ray White Bigger, Brighter, Better

Ray White opening(li)

Did you Know.......

Musical Mangawhai, Holiday boom for MAZ, Thanks to tidy Kiwi, Flower Power celebrated, Charlene impresses judges, Riders return, Bookings essential, Gala raises record, Dressmaker does it all, Snippets and more.

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

Helicopter Appeal signals 25 years of saving lives

The founder of Northland’s Electricity Rescue Helicopter service is paying tribute to the paramedics and pilots who have helped save hundreds of lives since 1988.

dirt bike accident(li)

Your questions answered - Economic growth good for Kaipara


Gardening with Gael - Energy and vitality infectious

South Island Oct 13 011(li)

Island excursion for garden club

After unpredictable spring weather caused the cancellation of the September excursion, Mangawhai Garden Club members were really looking forward to their excursion to Tiritiri Matangi Island.

IMG 3816(li)

Worzels World - State of the World


Safety first for students in school zone

Being dropped off or picked up at Mangawhai Beach School will be a safer and less muddy experience for children following improvements to the road shoulder.

Insley St After(li)

Species fascinate visiting botanists

The property of John and Gale Matheson in Lawrence Road, Mangawhai, was the setting for a recent Auckland Botanical Society (ABS) field trip.

Botanists at work (1)(li)

Tipplers keen to try new brew

Late afternoon on Labour weekend Saturday saw some of the more discerning locals and visitors heading to Sail Rock Cafe for a beer tasting, courtesy of independent Hawkes Bay brewery Filter Room Ale and Cider House.

sail rock beer tasting(li)

Shelter shows home is where the heart is

While most of us have had our heads buried under the quilts this winter, our local animal shelter has been on the move from the top of the Brynderwyns to its new home at Whakapirau.

pet shelter 2013(li)

News in Brief

Thanks says Libby - Candidate Libby Jones was disappointed not to be re-elected
Quilters on show - Otamatea Quilters are holding their 29th annual quilt show at The Kauri Museum
Patrol season heats up - Surf Life Saving officially launched summer from Labour Weekend 
Speech title for student - Rodney College student Bryce Robertson was presented with the Risworth Cup


Fashion a passion for designers

Fashion and design students at Rodney College provided a visual feast as they modeled clothes at their own fashion show recently, with the drama students doing makeup. 

Rodney College fashion show(li)

Letters to the Editor

Development poses threat

It is rather late in the day for Te Uri O Hau to be offering to gift some 130 and 172 hectares of coastal land in the area of Te Arai Point when much environmental damage has already been done. This hapu should never have sold coastal land for golf course development so close to fairy tern and other bird species habitat in the first place.

Kiwi Chicks will be huge milestone

Later this month, and for the first time in almost 50 years, kiwi chicks will be hatching in the Brynderwyns near Mangawhai.

Back on April 14 Northland brown kiwi raised on Motuora Island were released at Marunui.
Kiwi with chick in burrow (P Graham)(li)

New MRRA committee recommits to cause

At a Special General Meeting on October 20 attended by 200 people, the Mangawhai Ratepayers and Residents Association (MRRA) elected a new executive committee.

​The new committee met formally on November 1, appointing Barbara Pengelly to honorary secretary, treasurer Tony Perry, deputy Chair Neil Tolich, and Chair Bruce Rogan.

Northland Highway projects start

The first of the new summer season’s state highway rehabilitation projects in Northland has started this month.

“These projects are designed to ensure that the region’s state highway network remains in a good condition to help give people reliable and safe journeys – particularly as we head into our busy holiday season,” says the Transport Agency’s Journey Manager for Northland and Auckland, Jacqui Hori-Hoult.

Record profit reward for effort

Friends and supporters of Mangawhai Beach School can give themselves a big pat on the back for their efforts, again pulling off another big fundraising coup. Of course it’s also a big thanks to the out-of-town visitors who front up year upon year to enjoy the fun and frolics where town and country meet.
girl and calf(li)

Principles inspire new business

Many will have seen and sampled the Lemurian health and beauty products in the bright blue packaging gracing the shelves at Kakariki or purchased from the website, but few will have met the founder of the company.


Heritage house and garden about to open

Matakohe’s historic Totara House is a kauri villa built in 1896 and bequeathed to the Kauri Museum by the late Mavis Smith. It will be officially opened for public viewing on November 23. 

Totara House (li)

Mangawhai Probus club

Child mobility project needs funds - ​Gaylene Lawrence was the first speaker at the October Probus meeting and gave a brief talk on the Lions Club’s NZ Child Mobility Foundation.
Lions second career for Ron - Second speaker was Ron Lawrence, who spoke on his 36 year career in commercial radio and around 30 years as a Lions member.
Next Meeting
Next meeting Thursday November 21

KSA Sports Brief

Touch - I am organising a Touch module which will be held at the Sports Complex 
Junior rugby - Our junior rugby club Eastern United JMB celebrating the end of their season 
Badminton - It's been great to see an increase in numbers turning up 

Fitness Challenge - A 6 week Fitness Challenge held at the KSA fields on Wednesday's
Kaiwaka Tennis Club - Our junior Tennis Club is calling for registrations of interest.

PLUS MORE........

Mangawhai Bowls Result

Mangawhai Bowls Results

27 Oct Bowls Print / Michael Jaques Accountants / Gary Lane Mixed Triples

(Mangawhai unless specified)

Domestic violence main focus for zonta

Coming to a town near you in November will be some very special visitors – our orange advocacy dolls. The Mangawhai Zonta club is part of the international ‘Zonta Says No’ project, which is taking place all over the world at the end of November.

Zonta dolly 4(li)

Big snapper bite early at comp

Once again there were good entries for Mangawhai’s first fishing competition of the summer held by Mangawhai Boating and Fishing Club over Labour Weekend.

Shane hayes fish(li)

Old boys held in check by Rodney College

The annual Rodney College versus Old Boys rugby game was played on October 30 during lunchtime in front of a full school.

old boys rene ranger(li)

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