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Road to recovery

The Kaipara District Council will host a series of public meetings to seek feedback on the state of Kaipara roads following results from various roading trials conducted throughout the district in the last 12 months. It may come as no surprise that 72%...... Read More

Workshop to benefit community

An upcoming workshop to help local organisations reach their full potential by securing available funding will be hosted by the Dargaville Community Development Board on July 18. Board manager Lorraine Davidson said people were already enthusiastic and...... Read More

First business expo

Under the backing of Kaiwaka Cares, Kaiwaka is having its first business expo, a chance for local businesses to meet each other and interact with the community. “So far we have had an exciting response and there are only about eight places left,”...... Read More

Assistance for those in need

The Dargaville Salvation Army store is set to open its doors at its spacious new location next to BNZ on July 10. Area manager Gail Bottomley and husband Gary have been busy over the last month overseeing the preparations to get the new store ready. They...... Read More

More arson charges laid

A Te Kopuru man charged with 10 counts of arson after his arrest and court appearance in January this year has now been charged with starting six more fires. Andrew Lee Searle was remanded in custody after the first charges and he appeared by video link...... Read More

Families needed for TV show

The Xventure Family Challenge New Zealand is looking for Kaipara families for a new television show following the success of their Ecostore Roadshow challenge which visited Dargaville in May. To be filmed at the end of October, it will bring together...... Read More

Calling all entrepreneurs

Kaipara residents have the chance to enter a Northland wide business idea competition called The Pick:2017. It is hosted by The Orchard Business and Event Hub and supported by Northland Inc. Coordinator Kayla Tattley said: The competition’s aim...... Read More

Taniwha cup coming up

Northern Wairoa and Rodney/Otamatea will play against each other and six other Northland teams for the Dave Culham Taniwha Shield, in a round robin five-day tournament in Taipa, with the final game on Saturday July 15. The tournament has been going since...... Read More

A night with the stars

It was a night of celebration for Te Ha Oranga who hosted the Kuia and Kaumatua Matariki Ball using the event to showcase the launch of their alcohol and other drugs service CD. Over 200 people attended the ball at the Dargaville town hall which was...... Read More