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Over $100k gifted back to community 

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Ed Said -  Roll on summer I say


Kaipara residents invited to join People’s Panel


Christmas parade reminder, float your ideas

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Using design to combat climate change

Local graphic designer, Emma McLean, is set to inspire at the Arts + Climate Innovation Roadshow in November. The event, hosted by climate change awareness group Track Zero, will explore the relationship between creativity and climate change.
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Hey mister, can you lend me a grand?

This is ambiguity at its best as, in this case, it doesn’t refer to money. 
For those who may remember the Julian Slade musical Salad Days which first hit the stage in the 1950s you may recall the song line ‘I’m looking for a piano’.

Mangawhai surf club to benefit from new Hilux

Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifeguard Service (MHVLS) is excited to receive one of 17 new Toyota Hilux SR5’s being distributed to surf lifesaving clubs in the Northern Region.
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Kaipara council representation review now taking appeal

Earlier last month Kaipara Regional Council voted to implement its initial proposal on its Kaipara boundary representation arrangements, prior to the 2019 elections.

After a number of submissions, and hearings with Council it has been decided that the initial proposal will be its final proposal for representation arrangements. 

Bad weather doesn’t stop Mangawhai giving generously to pink appeal

Volunteers adorned in hues of pink were stationed at both ends of Mangawhai recently, braving an icy blast to help gather funds for their sisters – and brothers – suffering from an increasing and potentially deadly disease. 
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Police Snippets

Dog killing sheep Flocks of sheep and sprng lambs have been terrorised and slaughtered by an alleged lone dog in Mangawhai Heads neighbourhood.
Pain in the glass Mangawhai Police station had four windows shattered purposely.

Mangawhai Singers impress at fundraiser

On the evening of Saturday October 27 the Mangawhai Singers traveled to Maungaturoto Country Club, performing a medley of songs to an appreciative audience of around 150, part of a Riverview Rest Home fundraiser by the Maungaturoto Community Charitable Trust (MCCT).


Matakohe bridge beams make the long haul

 Thirty concrete beams for bridge number two across the Matakohe River were delivered recently with a transporter making daily trips from Ranui in west Auckland to the construction site.
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Why some skin treatments don’t work

Have you ever had a skin treatment or used a product and not really been that impressed with the outcome? 
There are many reasons why this could have happened. The most common would have to be not addressing the skin concern at a cellular level. 


Gardening with Gael - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

Listening to The Wireless, an old Simon and Garfunkel favourite ‘Scarborough Fair’ brought back memories of the herbs parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.


Mangawhai weed warriors needed

Mangawhai prides itself on being ‘magical’ but it will take more than magic to stop the spread of serious weeds. The allocation of significant funding by Northland Regional Council (NRC) to support community initiatives to control pest plants.
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Farm owner moves on but memories remain

Mangawhai’s former raw milk farm in Bagnal Road has closed its doors. The milking herd has been sold but the property and its owner family has a strong connection with Mangawhai on several fronts.
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Seafaring charity answers allegations over harassment

Board members of a nautical charity based in Mangawhai, whose founding member was accused of bullying and harassment earlier this year, have apparently released a statement to address the allegations and assure future volunteers. 
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New plans to improve road safety, access, and capacity

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has released plans for the Whangarei to Te Hana transport corridor to improve safety and resilience in the short and medium term as well as planning now for future population growth.


Rower at the helm of Northland Rescue Chopper Appeal

Former Trans-Atlantic Rowing Champion and Olympian Rob Hamill is the latest ambassador for the Northland Rescue Helicopter service. The announcement comes as the service prepares to celebrate 30 years of saving lives.
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Sunshine and fun turned up for school event

Under a warm, spring sunshine all the fun of the fair was on offer at Mangawhai Beach School’s [MBS] recent Agricultural and Gala Day.

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Worzels World - A borrowed commentary

It is strange irony that in these later days we are inundated with information yet starved of truth. As George Orwell observed: ‘During times of universal deceit telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act’. Yet truth can still be found by those prepared to sift through the trivia, misinformation, spin and propaganda. 

Tracks Trust hoping for Lincoln Downs Farm bush block as recreation reserve

The Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust is lobbying Kaipara District Council to designate the bush block of the waste water irrigation farm, Lincoln Downs, on Brown Road, as recreation reserve. 
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Furnishing your future

When preparing to undertake ones greatest investment, be it home buying or building, it’s usual to cruise the many show homes about the area to view layouts, plans, facilities and accessories.

Once Upon a Time in the West

 Five artists, all friends, are embarking on a creative journey travelling with their art from their usual artistic home in Muddy Waters Gallery in Dargaville over to the East and Mangawhai Artists Gallery. 


See Art n Tartan up close, two days only

If you were lucky enough to buy a ticket for the 2018 Art n Tartan Wearable Art show in Waipu this year you’ll be pleased to know that there will be an exhibition of the artworks in the Celtic Barn on November 10-11 where you will be able to examine the garments up close and learn how they were constructed. 

Mangawhai artists group wins Northland business awards 

While we tend to perceive business award winners to be multi-million dollar concerns, sometimes well-run community-based activities can prove every bit as successful even though not profit orientated. 
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Whai Awa development incorporates robust design and social benefits

Situated at the end of Pearson Street within Mangawhai Village, Whai Awa is a unique development in a very special location.
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Time is right for debut album release says band

Local band Tempist Fujit are bringing original music back to where it all began with the release of their debut album in their home town of Waipu. 

Team ready to support new golf club manager

It’s been full circle then just a small deviation that has taken Brad Grimmer to his new role as manager of Mangawhai Golf Club, replacing Steve Hinton. 
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