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Council takes action against auditor and former CEO

In what is believed to be a legal first, Kaipara District Council is taking Audit New Zealand to court for negligence which it claims has cost it and ratepayers millions of dollars.

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Spectacular show

The bizarre, the brilliant, the wonderful and the weird all headlined the Paparoa Wearable Arts Gala held over the weekend. Organising committee chairman Graham Taylor says the show attracted 21 entries and a total audience of 560, with the two Saturday shows near capacity. Mark Stacey from Waipu won the overall prize with a creation called the Master Mechanic made from beaten copper from old hot-water cylinders. He won an all-expenses trip to Wellington for the World of Wearable Arts next month. The show f

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Appeal exceeds target

Student's from Westmount School have raised a staggering $28,060 for the Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST). ...

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Surgical bus stops over in Dargaville

Trustees from Kaipara Community Health Trust were given a tour of the mobile surgical bus when it visited Dargaville...

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Weekly craft group proves popular

Greta Mita is an enthusiastic advocate of the Wednesday Craft group she attends. ...

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Farewell to community man

A man who gave a huge amount to his local community over many years has been farewelled in Dargaville. ...

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Big success for new supermarket

Dargaville's new Countdown supermarket has been a raging success in its first we...

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For the love of it!

With close to 30 years experience, photographer Chris Hoult says his diverse background has helped him develop a...

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Hospice seeks help

A group that helps care for people with terminal illnesses is seeking help from the community it serves. ...

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Breaking ground on spring projects

The weather is changing for the better, the sun is shining, and it's time to think about breaking ground on that new...

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A classic car attraction

People from across the globe are making their way to the small township of Maungatapere, drawn by appeal of the ...

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Doing it for Dad

Kaipara Abuse Prevention is providing an opportunity for kids to give their Dad's a gift this Father's Day....

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Fostering farming futures

Spring means two things for schoolchildren in the Kaipara - firstly, the start of our region's famously sunny weather...

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A dog’s tail …

Boss was reeding tha newspaper I brung up from a cattil stop afta he and his gerlfrend Sharlene had brekfist...

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Be my Guest

The general election, over the last week, has turned into a fiasco since the release of the book Dirty Politics by Nicky...

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Local thespians on stage

Dargaville's Little Theatre performed with distinction at the Upper North Island regional competition for the nationwide...

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Council rejects Mangawhai rates payments

Kaipara District Council has rejected more than $550,000 in rates payments from disgruntled Mangawha...

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Accountability decision due

Kaipara District Council commissioners will decide today, Tuesday August 26, what action to take aga...

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Get expert advice

For those wanting to go into business buying an existing enterprise can be an option....

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Fundraising for a good cause

What is hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia? On a Monopoly board, which street shares the same colo...

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Getting the paper work right

A Project Information Memorandum, or PIM, is a memorandum issued by your local council and sets out ...

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