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GRBAVAC Ernest Cyril

In loving memory of our dearly loved Husband, Father, Father-in-law and Dide who passed away 13-08-05.                                       “Words are...... Read More


RNZAF 4215766 24.3.1924 - 10.8.2018. Passed away peacefully at Kauri Coast Resthome, aged 94. Dearly loved husband of Valerie for 71 years. Much loved father and father-in-law of Lyn, Marty and Viv, Roger and Robyn. Loved Poppa of Sonia (London), Andrea...... Read More

School celebrates culture

Dargaville Intermediate School was treated to a cultural performance by a group of students from the island of Yakushima. The island has a ‘sister city’ relationship with Dargaville due to a link between their Jomon Sugi cedar tree and Tane...... Read More

Teaching crisis looms

Classrooms in the Kaipara and nationwide will be empty for a full day this week as primary school teachers campaign for more resources, staff and increased remuneration. New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa principal and teacher members have...... Read More

Business waste addressed

The Love Kaipara team has designed and launched a waste reduction programme directed at businesses and organisations needing to address ways to reduce their environmental impact. Project founders Emma McLean and Ms Victoria del la Varis-Woodcock have...... Read More

Tinopai centre nears completion

The Tinopai waterfront has a new skyline with the new rescue services building, currently being fitted out by an electrician, and with a concrete washdown pad due to be poured on August 18, it is well on the way towards housing local emergency services...... Read More

Whale stranding aftermath

After unsuccessful efforts to refloat the surviving humpback whale, of the pair found stranded on Ripiro Beach last week, the whale was euthanised under DOC supervision. DOC has advised both whales will be buried after the adult’s body is flensed...... Read More

Trapping tricky turtles

Northland is seeing record numbers of escaped or dumped turtles around waterways, and Northland Regional Council is reminding Kaipara aquatic pet owners to remain vigilant. Turtles are a threat to native fish and plants if left uncontrolled and Northland...... Read More

Community centre update

The Baylys Beach Community Centre Charitable Trust has encountered a further delay in the progress of its building project, with a resource consent hearing required despite more than 1,300 submissions supporting it. The trust had hoped for a decision...... Read More