NEWS AND YOUR VIEWS FOR OUR DISTRICT

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A positive environment

Ruawai under-nines played Southern in junior rugby at Farmlands Rugby Park in Dargaville on the weekend. "The teams are playing really well across the board," said Western Sharks under-nine's coach Corin Schick. "The coaches are focussing on the importance of tackle. It is the under-nines' first year of playing tackle and being taught correctly eliminates the risk of injury and they aren't scared of participating. They learn not to worry about how big the opponent is, they just play. Our focus on spectator

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Elections: ‘A line in the sand’

The Associate Minister of Local Government, Louise Upston, wants to encourage "a diverse range of competent and …

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Storm hits west coast

The storm which hit the Kaipara on Saturday night caused various damage to properties around the district. The local…

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Fundraiser to aid Fiji cyclone victims

A Dargaville mother touched by her army officer son's description of destruction in Fiji after cyclone Winston, has…

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Students spread conservation message

Two environmentally conscious and tech savvy Dargaville Intermediate School students are using their skills and…

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Recognising artistic history

The Dargaville Arts Association are returning to their roots as they open the Muddy Waters Gallery in the same …

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Rebuilding in Vanuatu

Battling stifling heat and sub-standard facilities, Dargaville rotarian Margaret Bishop and her husband John have…

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A vision to help

The foyer of Big River FM has become home to the Awhi Room which is a place to help and support those in need in the…

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Remembering the Big Dig

It's been 25 years since the community of Mangawhai rallied together to save its harbour from being lost for good in…

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Game on at new store

It's literally all fun and games for the owners of a new store in McKay's arcade a specialist retailer stocked with…

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A night for the ladies

The hugely popular Fosters Home Decorating Ladies Night is back again and with even more specials.…

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Protecting the waterways

Fonterra Maungaturoto are working with Whitebait Connection and local community groups to ensure whitebait are protected…

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Turn up the voltage

When Mercedes-Benz invented the modern concept of the car in the latter days of the 1800s, there was still plenty of…

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Strong lineup rolls out to Fieldays

It's been a year of ever-greater competition in the burgeoning ATV and UTV market, with new models from names old and…

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Pink is cool, bullying isn’t

Students from four Kaipara schools donned pink to raise awareness and put an end to bullying with a Pink Shirt Day …

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Stolen firearms update

Police investigating the burglary of a Dargaville gun collector's home have released a list of the s…

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What's On?

Dargaville Quiz night Dargaville Bowling Club. 4 nights - June 1, 15, 29 & July 6th. Will your tea…

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Sports Results

Indoor Bowls Dalmatian Indoor Bowls May 18, 1st Bryce Wyatt, Ray Chapman, Alison Robertson. 2nd St…

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