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On 12th October 2018, peacefully; aged 94. Loved wife of the late George. Beloved and adored mother of Paul and Lois, Peter and Raywene, Susan and Ossie, Nanna of 5 grandchildren, and great-Nanna of 10 great-grandchildren. ‘Forever in our hearts.’ A...... Read More

Skaters roll out fun times

Almost 50 skating enthusiasts of all ages donned quads and in-line skates for a fun time at the Dargaville Town Hall last Friday night at the roller disco event, presented by visiting Whangarei group Skatescool. From elegant turns, jumps and spins by...... Read More

Residents wary of roaming dogs

Dargaville locals are becoming increasingly agitated, and some fearful, as a result of the number of roaming dogs on residential streets and are expressing their frustration through social media. Comments and photographs have consistently highlighted...... Read More

Wandering stock no threat

In the aftermath of a potential Mycoplasma bovis threat in Northland when wandering stock were placed into a neighbouring paddock for safety, Biosecurity New Zealand has reassured communities that systems are in place to mitigate against the spread of...... Read More

The gift of blood

Every person who can give one hour of their time to donate blood can save three New Zealand lives. Dargaville locals and visitors have the opportunity to help out when the New Zealand Blood Service comes to town on Monday, October 29 at the Dargaville...... Read More

Local singers score a gig

Popular Mangawhai vocalist, Molly Curnow, will open a show for the award-winning folk band, Albi and The Wolves, at the Otamatea Repertory Theatre on November 3, and she couldn’t be happier. Molly is well-known in the area for her performances...... Read More

Bridges project traffic alert

Early morning commuters on State Highway 12 between Brynderwyn and Matakohe need to be on the alert for huge loads being transported to the realignment project, which will bypass the series of S-bends and one-way bridges approaching The Kauri Museum turn-off. Last...... Read More

Maungaturoto’s ‘D Day’ plan

The Maungaturoto Community Trust is planning a major town fundraising series of events next month in an effort to collect $500,000 towards the cost of building a dementia unit at the town’s Riverview Rest Home and Village. “To kick things...... Read More

Summer safety warning

Kaipara boaties are being warned by Maritime New Zealand not to become part of the usual “statistic spike” of mishaps and even fatalities at sea as the summer season gets underway at Labour weekend. Chair of the Safer Boating Forum and Maritime...... Read More

Milestone for Lady M

Kaipara educator, Margaret Baker, recently reached a milestone in her work by visiting every Kaipara primary school, driving around the district in her electric car. Her most recent visits were to the Tangiteroria and Tinopai schools.  “The...... Read More