NEWS AND YOUR VIEWS FOR OUR DISTRICT

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A night at the carnival

Otamatea High School students and partners danced the night away to local band Kurfew at their school ball this year enjoying the carnival-like atmosphere. Savea Benjamin Davies Saua and Erin Mooney were named King and Queen, and staff member Jocelyn McKenzie who assisted the student run Ball Committee, says she was very pleased with how the night went. "I was really proud of the students who organised the event. They did a fantastic job and the evening went really smoothly. There was a great atmosphere and

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Farewell to a fearless advocate

For many years, New Zealand farmers have had a champion a knight protector of the rural community in times of…

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Bridging the banking gap

Maungaturoto residents are calling for an automatic teller machine to be installed in their township as they struggle to…

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A rural experience

Tokatoka residents Peter and Sara Ball are involved in an international education programme giving Chinese students …

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Community in safe hands

The new civil defence community response group coordinators for Dargaville, Linzei Foster and Joss Burrows, are bringing…

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Celebrating positive parenting

A group of parents have recently graduated with a new set of skills from The Incredible Years programme and are keen …

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An appeal for the seal

The Department of Conservation is issuing a timely reminder to stay away from seals as sightings increase with the onset…

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Standing for Otamatea

Peter Wethey became a Kaipara ratepayer 15-years-ago and moved to Mangawhai permanently three years ago with his wife…

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Moving Kaipara forward

A passion for small town New Zealand has motivated past governance officer Anna Curnow to run in the upcoming Kaipara…

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An ocean adventure

The Sports Leadership class and other outdoor adventure seekers from Otamatea High School braved the winter weather …

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Burglaries under investigation

Investigators believe the recent spate of commercial burglaries is likely to be related to a similar series of break-ins…

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Part of the bigger picture

A group of Mangawhai residents picked up their paintbrushes to create a communal piece of artwork at the Mangawhai…

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A life in colour

Providing exhibitions that are relevant to those living and visiting Mangawhai is the main goal of Mangawhai Museum…

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Be prepared this winter

We live in a capricious world where the forces of nature can still overcome the best of modern technology and…

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Getting through the unexpected

When disaster strikes whether in the form of small but costly machinery breakdowns, or on the larger stage of fire,…

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A dog’s tail …

Well, readas, things are all a bit quiet ona farm right now. Ya see, Boss has hada few things ta do in town, cos he …

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Forgotten photographs of conflict

As the world remembers the immense sacrifice of life that was the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago, a new book has…

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Are you ready to vote

Enrolment update packs were posted to all enrolled voters recently. If you have not received a pack…

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Protected for every eventuality

The ravages of wild weather, random chance and even unscrupulous thieves can wreak havoc, but insura…

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Do you have a Will?

Are you in a de facto relationship? Do you have children to a previous partner? You may be surprised…

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What's On?

Dargaville Dargaville Ukulele Group Newly formed group of a dozen Fun Strummers. New members are we…

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Sports Results

Indoor Bowls Parish Indoor Bowling Club Club Night July 18 1st Lyn Josey & Owen Brown. 2nd Alan H…

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