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Kaipara district plan changes

The Kaipara District Council is to adopt two changes to the District Plan to meet a court direction and a national environmental standard, effective from December 18. The District Plan is the primary document that manages land use development and subdivision...... Read More

Kauri Museum has positive outlook

After significant budget cuts earlier this year, The Kauri Museum is now on track for a more successful year, reported Otamatea Kauri and Pioneer Museum Board chair, Mark Vincent, at the recent annual general meeting.  More than 40 people attended...... Read More

NRC reveals legal costs

A legal battle over property rates collected in Kaipara has cost the Northland Regional Council more than $450,000 in legal fees. Chair of the NRC audit and finance working party, David Sinclair, said he was pleased with the latest ruling in council’s...... Read More

A place to rest

Baylys Beach residents and visitors walking the hilltop track now have a couple of spots to stop, rest and enjoy the view, after an enthusiastic team of volunteers installed seating along the walkway on November 24. The determined group, including members...... Read More

Ruawai walkway upgrade

Members of the Ruawai Boating Club and visitors will soon be enjoying new walkways at the boat ramp with the current installation of non-slip fibreglass mesh panels. The club is inviting local businesses and community members to sponsor a pole to help...... Read More

Christmas parade rolls through

Santa came to town last weekend and joined in on the Christmas spirit with an appreciative crowd lining the parade route. Kids and adults alike enjoying the proceedings. Dargaville Kindergarten coming up trumps with first and Happy Steps Early Learning...... Read More

New healthy eating option in Dargaville

In 2006 one of New Zealand’s first plant-based cafes, Taste and See, opened its Mangatawhiri doors to the public, offering such things as tasty pies, sausage rolls and ice cream, and now 12 years later the same enthusiastic family are opening a...... Read More

Aiming high in Ruawai

Basketball students from years five and six at Ruawai Primary School won the Kaipara Primary Basketball Championship Trophy on November 29 in what has been their first year competing in the sport. “All of our players are sports enthusiasts, but...... Read More

A baby and a hippo

A young ambassador for the Northland Rescue Helicopter who has also assisted with several other fundraising efforts around the Kaipara District has become a published author at seven years old. The book The Good Baby and The Bad Hippo was launched last...... Read More

Ruawai Christmas fun

The Ruawai Promotions and Development Group is hosting its inaugural Stopbank Walkway Fun Run Walk or Cycle on December 16 and invites all members of the community to join in. The family-friendly event will begin with registrations from 8am at the Ruawai...... Read More