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Boost for Kaipara water resources

The government has earmarked $1.25 million towards improving freshwater quality in the Northern Wairoa River and a further $782,975 towards cleaning up more than two dozen Northland dune lakes, with a further $1.5 million to come from the Northland Regional...... Read More

Lighting up the bridge

An idea to light up the Northern Wairoa bridge has been in the back of locals minds for a while and now a group has come together hoping to rally for more support. Dargaville community members Judy Dysart, Kim McCahon, Max Wright, Jude O’connor,...... Read More

Forum seeks new chair

The Dargaville Business Forum is looking for a new chairperson to be the face and facilitator of the organisation. Peter Boyd has stepped down from the position he has held for the last two years and says the position holds many opportunities and isn’t...... Read More

Photography contest continues

The inaugural Northland Photography Awards were presented at a function at The Kauri Museum last Friday and will become an annual event, says museum CEO, Lisa Tolich. “The team are encouraged by the response of our local Northland photographers...... Read More

Crafts at ‘Our Place’

Nestled along Cranley Street in Dargaville lies Stitches and Crafts run by Lois Hughes who moved to the area four years ago and created ‘our place’ — a space that encompasses friendship, craft and is ‘virtually’ free. The...... Read More

Petition to ban plastic

A petition to ban single-use plastic bags has been presented to the Kaipara District Council in a bid for Kaipara to lead the way as plastic free. The petition attracted over 2,000 signatures from supporters in Kaipara, and on line. “I thought...... Read More

Feedback call on SH1

The New Zealand Transport Agency wants to hear community feedback on options for upgrading State Highway 1 between Whangarei and Te Hana to improve safety and journey reliability. The consultation process is part of a series of initiatives the transport...... Read More

Pledge for Waipoua

The Waipoua Forest Trust has set up a PledgeMe page as a fundraising campaign to allow continuation of forest restoration work and pest and weed management. General manager Courtney Davis said this was the first time the staff and volunteer-run trust...... Read More

Soup Mums and smiles

Two Dargaville mums have started a soup stall at The Dargaville Riverside Markets. The difference with this new venture is that they are giving their soup away for free. With a choice of vegetable or pumpkin, the Dargaville Soup Mums have come to every...... Read More

Safety around concussion

Rugby player education about concussion took a step forward in Kaipara with a visit by New Zealand Rugby Union research analyst Danielle Salmon to speak with members of the Dargaville High School first fifteen. Danielle is setting up a pilot study which...... Read More