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October 5th 2015

Burning issues threaten brigade

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Ed Said - That's It!

Coming soon

Gold coin for Art n Tartan exhibition

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Audition lands Kayla starring role

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Science Students

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Plug pulled on community pool idea - for now


Tara Iti golf course opens, exclusive home sites offered

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Your Questions Answered -  Debt is reducing


Ceremony blesses hapu plan


Free courses offer job and financial support


Storytime not just for kids


Buzz in the Bay - News briefs around Waipu and Bream Bay


Still time to register for ShakeOut


Worzels World - The sad case of Novapay

I try and steer away from straight journalism in this column. I prefer to deal with general issues. However the story of Novapay is, I think, worth telling. It is emblematic of the way we have been ill-served by Government and public sector agencies

Back when the state ran what was then termed the ‘public service’ (now ‘public sector’) such things as payrolls were dealt with internally. Post Office employee payrolls were prepared by the Post Office and teachers were paid by the Ministry of Education.


Museum development continues

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Letters to the Editor

Our real wealth - May I first congratulate Chris Sellars on his article ‘The End of Empires’.
Don’t confine big cats - The Hamilton Zoo has assured people that Oz  will not be killed.
Brigade bullying - I am writing this as a concerned citizen of Mangawhai. 
Damages claim explained - The Focus deserves congratulations 
Enough is enough - I have been made sufficiently indignant to write in response.
To the commissioners - I was withholding my rates in protest.

Northland economic outlook pessimistic but improving says survey

Northland households are far less optimistic about the economic outlook for their region than the average New Zealand household, according to the latest Westpac McDermott Miller Regional Economic Confidence survey.

However, confidence in the local economy has improved sharply from six months ago.

Scene & Heard

Tsunami siren not heard, Tall stories, Navy history book launch, Garden need a freshen up?, Wood St Free house, Art buffs paint the town, Website confusion.

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Early free firewood opportunity

For some time the pine trees on the Molesworth Dr/Mangawhai Heads East Rd roundabout have been causing concern both in the area of their proximity to nearby power lines and shedding debris and needles into the gutters and water systems of nearby houses.
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Holst makes NZSS junior squash team

It was a dream come true earlier this year when Annmarie Holst was nominated then selected as third seed for the New Zealand secondary school junior squash team.

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Mangawhai Bowls

Waipu Bowling Club had their first tournament of the summer season, a men’s Triples event on their two greens which were looking in great order and running very well thanks to all the work put in to them over the winter by Waipu greenkeeper Roly Brown and club members.

Tough quarter final for Vercoe

Mangawhai surfers have featured at the recent Sticky Johnson Primary School Championships presented by Eastland Community Trust, Gisborne.

A return to the more familiar surrounds of the northern end of Makorori Beach saw the grommets greeted with a solid 1.0m swell.
Story coming....

Yacht biosecurity back in spotlight

The Ministry for Primary Industries plans to turn the biosecurity spotlight on international yachts visiting Northland this season.

Last season MPI introduced a range of new biosecurity checks following two Queensland fruit fly finds in Whangarei.
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