NEWS AND YOUR VIEWS FOR OUR DISTRICT

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Pioneer ‘time capsule’ opens

A slice of Kaipara history contained in a 121-year-old kauri villa is to be added to the attractions of The Kauri Museum at Matakohe, with the home of the pioneering Smith family opened to public view.

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Makeover for museum

Television show Heritage Rescue spent last week helping revitalise Dargaville Museum.…

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New principal introduced

Dargaville High school's new principal Michael Houghton was welcomed with a powhiri last Tuesday. …

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A month of marathons

With a combination of 'caring about the environment, the sustainable coastlines charity that I now chair, and for a…

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A centennial road trip

In January 1917 Colonel Allen Bell organised a group of parliamentarians to do a motor tour of the then 'roadless north'…

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Wetland project

Northland Fish & Game is joining with the Department of Conservation and Nature Heritage Fund to officially open an…

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Walking weekend proves popular

With nearly a month to go, bookings are already starting to fill up for the 18th annual Mangawhai Walking weekend.…

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Camping with glamour

Air beds, bulky tents and uncomfortable sleeps are a thing of the past since the 'new and improved' version of …

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Music festival returns to Tokatoka

The fifth family-friendly Toka Fest music festival will take place on February 25 at the Tokatoka Tavern on SH12 with …

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Waka Ama team at nationals

Hikuwai O Kaipara Waka Ama Club members Georgina Williams, Natasha Smith and Sharleen Hobson competed at the Te …

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Calling all crafty mammas

Local photographer Josie Gritten has formed Mangawhai's first ever Crafty Mammas group, offering support in a creative…

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Trail ride for school funds

Motorbike enthusiasts can get their gear ready and helmet on for the Maungaturoto Primary School Trail Ride on Sunday,…

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New beginnings for our automotive ‘doctors’

Gillespie Panel and Paint have a reputation for restoring damaged, dented and even downright destroyed vehicles as …

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A family tree of off-road power

There was once a time, we will likely all be telling our grandkids, when there was only one option to get about the farm…

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Rolling out the big guns

Field days is just around the corner, and automakers keen to gauge the mood of the public are putting the final wax …

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What's On?

Toka Fest Saturday 25th February - music, art, circus, a community inspired family friendly atmosphe…

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