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Park hack wins supreme

The Supreme Ridden Horse of the Show accolade at last Saturday’s Arapohue A&P Show was presented to five-year-old Rosehill Park Sapphire ridden by Fiona Honeyman. They were joined by Royal Agricultural Society president, Geoff Smith and judges...... Read More

District economic plan outlined

Kaipara’s grant of $28.2 million from government coffers means the district’s needs have “reached the highest levels” of government and the funds will be stretched as far as possible to benefit the region, according to Mayor Jason...... Read More

Helicopter appeal took flight

The 2018 Northland Rescue Helicopter Appeal has been a phenomenal success with a record $385,000 raised from October 1, compared to the 2017 total of $307,000. Northland Emergency Services Trust chair, Paul Ahlers, said the continued generosity of...... Read More

Get dunked at Donnellys

Continuing a tradition from the mid-1920s when Donnellys Crossing used to be a forestry town, the area will be holding its 95th annual Sports and Family Day on February 16 beginning at 10.30am, and all are invited. Described as a good old-fashioned...... Read More

Poaching meeting at Baylys

In support of Fisheries New Zealand, the Baylys Beach Society encourages all members of the public from surrounding areas to attend a community meeting at the Northern Wairoa Golf Club on Monday, February 18 at 7pm. Attendees will hear current information...... Read More

Paparoa project gets consent

Resource consent has been granted for the construction of a retirement lifestyle village in Paparoa, described as the largest residential project since settlement began in 1862. The Paparoa Community Charitable Trust is planning 14 sections ranging...... Read More

Time to conserve water

The Kaipara District Council advise Dargaville and Baylys Beach have been moved to a level three water restriction, meaning no hoses or sprinklers may be used. Watering cans or buckets only are allowed for watering. No handheld hoses or water blasters...... Read More

Preserving wetlands crucial

Following on from World Wetlands Day on February 2, Kaipara landowners are being urged to join other Northlanders in preserving environmentally important wetlands on their properties. Often underappreciated, wetlands play a crucial role in filtering,...... Read More

Heritage building sold

The former Post Office building on the corner of Hokianga Road and Normanby Street in Dargaville is under new ownership and buyers, Rex and Anne McCamish, intend to restore the original interior features of the building. Being a category one listed...... Read More

Masterful guitarist returns

International award-winning Irish guitarist, composer and songwriter, Dave Flynn, will be performing once again at the Absurdistan Hall in Parekura Rd, Kaiwaka, on a return visit to New Zealand. Well known in Irish music circles, Dave is described...... Read More