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Mayor-elect plans collaborative approach

Kaipara mayor-elect, Dr Jason Smith, plans to ‘hit the ground running’ after he is sworn in on Friday, by attending a Northland mayoral forum with his counterparts in Whangarei and the Far North.  Dr Jason Smith topped the by-election...... Read More

Poultry farm causes a flap

A free-range broiler chicken farm proposed by Tegel in Arapohue is ruffling a few feathers. Northland Regional Council and Kaipara District Council have received applications from Tegel Foods Limited for resource consents associated with the development...... Read More

Rescue centre building begins

Tinopai’s new combined rescue services centre is a happening thing, with foundation earthworks now underway for a building to house the Coastguard North Kaipara rescue vessel, the rural fire tender and the first aid response vehicle. Community...... Read More

Spreading the word

A Northland brain injury support group is celebrating 20 years of providing advocacy, support and information to the injured and their caregivers. Around 36,000 people in New Zealand suffer from traumatic brain injuries every year and Brain Injury Association...... Read More

A taste of home

A festival celebrating all things Pasifika will take place on Saturday, February 24 at Hihiaua Peninsula Park, Whangarei and organisers are encouraging people from the regions to come along. Each island nation will set up its own ‘village’...... Read More

Hawaiki cable lands

The 15,000km Hawaiki international submarine cable has landed at Mangawhai heads and is expected to boost global digital connectivity and Northland economic development. The cable is a key project in the Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan and...... Read More

Fire restrictions remain

Despite the abundance of rain over the past few weeks the Restricted Fire Season will not be lifted just yet. The Restricted Fire Season means anyone wanting to light a fire in the  open air must have a permit. Principal Rural Fire Officer, Myles...... Read More

Rollin’ for hospice

A procession of tractors, jeeps and trucks are travelling 2,600km across New Zealand and will be stopping in Dargaville to raise funds and awareness for Hospice Kaipara. This is the second Great New Zealand Tractor Trek and will be led by founder Phil...... Read More

Excelling in the sciences

Two Dargaville High School Year 13 science students have been accepted into the Otago University Advanced School Sciences Academy. Michaela Jenkins-Stevenson and Nakita Corfield, both 17, travelled to Otago University in January to take part in an all-expenses-paid...... Read More

Tunes at Tokatoka

Toka Fest 2018, held beneath the legendary peak at Tokatoka Tavern, offered entertainment for everyone and a family-friendly atmosphere last Saturday. The line-up celebrated an eclectic mix of local, national, and international original performers ranging...... Read More