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Alan Beardsall

In Loving Memory Alan Beardsall 18.1.59 — 6.10.08 Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard but always near, still  loved, still missed and very dear. Delwyn, Michelle and Danika ... Read More


817468 STAFF SGT NZWAAC 10TH HEAVY & WAAC CAMP Peacefully at home on 6th October 2018, after a courageous battle at the young age of 97. Dearly loved wife of 67 years and best mate of the late Bob. Loved mother and mother-in-law of  Raewyn (deceased),...... Read More

Last day a fun day

On the last day of term, the Tangiteroria School provided an event of fun and competition for students, with their annual school sprints and cross country races. “Juniors, intermediates, and seniors have all shown dedication and perseverance in...... Read More

Council seeks $27.8 million funding

As fallout continues from the ill-starred Tegel chicken farm project, now vetoed by the Overseas Investment Office, it has been revealed that Kaipara District Council has applied to the Provincial Growth Fund for at least $27.8 million in funding for...... Read More

Plain sailing for KDC

According to district mayor, Dr Jason Smith, after nearly a decade of a rocking boat, it seems that conditions with the Kaipara District Council will be ‘more plain sailing and rapidly progressing towards being ship-shape’. The council...... Read More

Local shearer in doco

In a recently released documentary about five female New Zealand shearers working in a male-dominated industry, Ruawai local, Hazel Wood, found the experience of filming terrifying at times. The film is named She Shears and introduces two world record...... Read More

A pearl in the north

The Northland Rescue Helicopter service is preparing to celebrate 30 years in the air as the 2018 fundraising appeal begins. Until the end of November, the service will be involved in numerous activities throughout the Kaipara and other districts, to...... Read More

Wellsford firemen celebrated

It was ‘celebrations all round’ recently when members of the Wellsford Volunteer Fire Brigade met to acknowledge long-serving volunteers, at a medal ceremony. Fourteen members were recipients of certificates, bars and medals for service...... Read More

Establishing connections

In a newly created position by the Dargaville Community Development Board, local resident Janeen Hunter has been employed as events facilitator. Her main role is to promote community participation and encourage greater numbers of visitors to Dargaville...... Read More

Settlers Day at the museum

Hundreds of people turned out for the annual Settlers Day at The Kauri Museum last Saturday to enjoy the many displays and presentations. The Revolution of Industry themed event provided visitors an opportunity to view demonstrations such as gum polishing...... Read More