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Athol Edwin Friedrich

In loving memory, passed away 15 October 2002. Fifteen years have passed but always remembered and missed dearly. Athol Edwin Friedrich Love Val, Ross and Shelley, Kathy and Colin, Kevin and all the grandkids and families.   ... Read More


Passed away on the 13th October 2017. Loved Father and Father in law of Stacey, Jolene and Darron. Loved Poppy of Charlotte, Jayde, Jackson, and Lenox. Loved Brother and Brother in law of Don, Lee, Ken, Elain, Allan, Mary, Brian, Yvonne and the Late...... Read More


On October 12th 2017 peacefully at home in Dargaville surrounded by her family aged 56 years. Dearly loved mother & mother in law of Abi and Craig. Loved daughter of Raewyn and the late Lenny. Much loved sister & sister in law of Trina and Craig, Trixie...... Read More

Dates set for by-election

After the resignation of Mayor Greg Gent the Kaipara District Council has announced a by-election will be held in January to find his replacement. Mr Gent’s departure is effective from November 15 which means that under the Local Electoral Act...... Read More

Preparing for cable landing

Mangawhai is closer to becoming the New Zealand landing point for the Hawaiki Submarine Cable on its journey from the United States to Australia. The $500 million, 15,000km cable will traverse the ocean from Oregon, United States, to Sydney, Australia,...... Read More

New era for arts

Dargaville and Mangawhai artists and locals came together at the newly renovated Muddy Waters Gallery to celebrate the Dargaville opening of the Kaipara Art Awards exhibition last Friday. After being at the Mangawhai Artists Gallery for the last two...... Read More

A butterfly experience

Dargaville Rotary’s newest exchange student, Johanna Weber from Switzerland, wasn’t expecting to find herself dressed as a monarch butterfly in front of hundreds of people, while in New Zealand. The 17-year-old is here for a year and will...... Read More

Art inspired by nature

Ex-Otamatea High School student Kohl Tyler-Dunshea is making it big in the New Zealand art scene. She gained first place in the 2017 Estuary Art and Ecology Art Awards, with her installation ‘Offerings’ and collaborated with New Zealand shoe...... Read More

Pool open day

A new management committee has been set up to maximise the use of the Kauri Coast swimming pool and is inviting the community along to a free open day on Saturday, October 21, 12pm-6pm. “We’re excited about it because we’ve got a great...... Read More