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Roberts, Patricia Anne

(Nee Hay, Nee Warmington) Passed away 29th November 2017. Loved cousin and friend of Judy Edmonds, Bobbi Young, and Aunty to Robert & Greg. Roberts, Patricia Anne Another good friend gone too soon. ... Read More

Crime fighting cameras for Dargaville

A major CCTV camera rollout for Dargaville begins in January in a joint initiative between the Dargaville Community Development Board and the police, working closely with the Dargaville Business Forum. “Initially, 28 cameras will cover the central...... Read More

Further consultation on bylaw

After the adoption of the new Kai Iwi Lakes bylaw in October the Northland Regional Council is once again asking for public feedback on the boating speed limit at Lake Taharoa. The bylaw was put in place to help govern the future management of water-based...... Read More

Teacher excellence awarded

Otamatea High School drama and english teacher Ona ‘Ofamo’oni, has been selected for the Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) National Excellence in Teaching Awards. Out of the 200 teachers nominated in New Zealand, she is one of 18 national...... Read More

Out with the old, in with the new

Coastguard’s highly successful ‘Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade’ campaign is back in time for summer and visiting communities throughout the country including Dargaville on Sunday, December 10 from 1-4pm at the Northern Wairoa Boating Club. This...... Read More

Learning skills for life

Where there’s opportunity for employment, Northtec will provide the recognised training required. That’s why in 2018, the Dargaville campus will offer forestry as well as the already established carpentry, painting, horticulture, agriculture,...... Read More

Fighting methamphetamine

Community members from Tinopai gathered at the Tinopai hall to meet with health service providers and other professionals recently to discuss the use of methenamine in the area. Iwi based health service provider Te Ha Oranga is helping to lead the way...... Read More

Dance with a vision

Thirteen-year-old Tania Ututaonga has started teaching hip hop dance in Dargaville. Bull-bar is the name of her company and she’s keen to inspire her peers to get involved and work hard, at the dance style she loves.  “I always loved...... Read More

Checking on tree health

The Northland Regional Council begins an aerial survey of the Pouto Peninsula and other areas this month, seeking data on the overall health of Northland forests. It also identifies dead or dying kauri trees to help manage and prevent the spread of the...... Read More