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Xmas Edition 2022

Mangawhai Singers finish on a high note

A singing group world-famous in Mangawhai
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Letters to the Editor

A Christmas basting, Climate change bias, Conservation versus Progress

Mayors Memo
It’s been a busy month as the new Council gets its feet under the table

Mayor Craig-39

Flash Mob pops up in Wood Street

A dance tribe took to the stage of Wood Street shops with high energy and some funky moves

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Flight to hospital critical for Laura’s survival

Laura Thompson struggles to recall specifics around her encounter with the Northland Rescue Helicopter
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Pure Essence: Why not try vouchers for Christmas?

It’s that time of year for gift shopping and giving

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News in Brief

NRC Christmas, New Year office hours, 2023 Art&Tartan entries open, Climb aboard the free summer bus, Making Te Tai Tokerau accessible, MAZ to refresh park equipment


The Climate Chap: The year in review

I must start by wishing you all the best for the festive season and for a wonderful 2023


Artist scoops award for second time

Mangawhai artist Philippa Murray-Aynsley has won the 2022 Kaipara Art Awards People’s Choice Award

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Peaceful hikoi highlights karakia kerfuffle

Fallout following the controversial decision by Kaipara’s mayor to not allow Maori Ward Cr Pera Paniora to perform a karakia


‘Sisters’ exhibition a real family affair

Sisters, an exhibition by sisters Averil Lewis-Roberts and Fleur Mitchell

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Northland Regional Council committees established

The Northland Regional Council has decided on its governance structure for the next three years

Mangawhai Snappers

A recent stormy and cold pre-dawn Friday morning
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Waka Kotahi funds to support walking and cycling in Dargaville

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is encouraging people in Dargaville to get on their bikes with a Transport Choice programme grant

Gardening with Gael: Red flowers for Christmas

At Christmas I cannot resist a red flower.

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Kaipara’s east versus west concerns highlighted after local body elections

Mangawhai’s growing presence is challenging Kaipara eastwest mix - Local Democracy


Local business development group looking towards a bright commercial future

Local businesses prepare and brace themselves for the thousands of holidaymakers heading their way
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Mangawhai Matters: Important harbour study to get underway

Mangawhai Matters Society Inc is to commission and fund two studies
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Social seniors group enchanted by young musical talent

Local seniors were treated to a Christmas concert in recent days, performed by a handful of Mangawhai’s musically-gifted youth

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Goodbye CMA, welcome Mangawhai Social Seniors

There will be a new name in the new year, but a longstanding local institution will still welcome all older people looking for weekly fun and companionship.


Creating the flock around Mangawhai

One of New Zealand’s rarest birds

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Waipu nursery opening shindig

A fun gathering was had by Waipu locals to celebrate the opening of the Waipu Waters Community Nursery


Colour Dance, a vibrant and uplifting exhibition

Colour Dance, an exhibition by Marion Stutz and Mel Juer, opens on Friday December 23 at 6pm
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Reducing waste on big gala day

Sustainable Kaipara will be working with the Mangawhai Gala Day in 2023, helping to reduce waste to landfill.

Speculation as construction slows at Mangawhai Central

After the excitement of two much-anticipated branded companies the large development has appeared to be in a lull
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Black Swamp Rod Run commemorates a life taken too soon

Along with festive joy and New Year's cheer, another traditional event is gearing up for the season
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Road carnage must stop

Pleading with Northland motorists to drastically change their driving habits.

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