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Lifesavers end patrol

Swimmers at Baylys Beach are disappointed to learn the surf life saving patrols have ended already, after feeling confident and secure having the team on the beach for the season. “The thing I appreciate about the lifeguards is that you can swim...... Read More

Tinopai celebrates successful contest

“Another fantastic day on the harbour with the fish just rolling in and a hugely successful auction.” Tinopai Primary School principal, Sonia Kaihe was “cleaning up” last Monday after the 19th annual Tinopai Fishing Contest,...... Read More

Detox unit reopened

The Dargaville Hospital has gained three extra beds in their mental health and addiction service unit after recently completed renovations. The additional beds will reduce wait times for patients who will be well-supported with the addition of seven new...... Read More

Celebrating coasters

Dargaville tegestologist, Barry Jones, began collecting coasters in the 1960s and the hobby resulted in accumulating more than 1,000 items and a tremendous sense of pride — now they are for sale. The cardboard coasters, or beer mats as they are...... Read More

It’s a rap

Rising rap stars, Church and AP, are performing in Dargaville as part of their recently announced nationwide tour. The group has rapidly increased in popularity in the last year, topping the charts with airtime on radio, and are excited to be on the road...... Read More

Fairy tern chicks hatched

Staff from the Department of Conservation are thrilled that the December-born fairy tern chick is due to fledge any day now, and two more chicks have been hatched to boost the dwindling numbers of the endangered birds further. The two new chicks were...... Read More

Regional fire risk high

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is urging Kaipara and wider Northland residents to think twice about lighting rubbish fires as temperatures soar and grass and vegetation dry out, with fire crews attending several scrub and rubbish fires already this month. Fire...... Read More

A little courtesy please

The Northland Regional Council is urging fish and shell dumpers to show a bit more courtesy towards others before discarding such items and to take advantage of groups especially set up to ensure they don’t go to waste. People using Northland’s...... Read More

Matakohe detour in effect

A new detour has taken effect this week at the State Highway 12 bridge replacement project at Matakohe, just south of Anderson Bridge, from Wednesday January 16. All traffic is being diverted off SH12 on to Matakohe East Road. Vehicles will follow...... Read More

Heritage rose garden wins

The planting of more than 120 heritage roses around The Kauri Museum and nearby Totara House has been recognised at a Heritage Roses New Zealand conference recently held in Whangarei. The acting general manager of the museum, Dr Tracey Wedge, received...... Read More