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Camping goes back to basics

We’ve all seen the so-called reality shows in which a hard-bitten outdoors survivalist is parachuted into the Amazonian jungle with nothing but a pocket knife, a piece of string and a stick of chewing gum, and manages to build a three-star hotel...... Read More

Smooth sailing these holidays

While it’s often seen as a time to relax and unwind, there’s nothing to stop disaster and bad luck trying to make its mark on the holiday season. Of course, when you’re away from home and all geared up for a holiday adventure those little...... Read More

Knockout right hook

Dark days had fallen on the faithful. The roar of the mighty Holden V8 was heard no more in the land, with the evolution of the Commodore into a sleek, modern, carbon-friendly denizen of the 21st century. While the team in red looked for alternatives...... Read More

Taking out top honours

The highly coveted title of New Zealand Car of the Year has been handed out for 2018, with a short list of ten exceptional vehicles narrowed down to a single supreme victor. In a first for the brand, Subaru takes top place on the podium this year, with...... Read More

‘D-day’ boosts dementia funding

Maungaturoto’s ‘D-day’ fundraiser for dementia unit extensions to the town’s Riverview Rest Home produced “a fantastic response” from the wider Kaipara community and raised $16,000 in a single morning. “We are...... Read More

Good news for motorists

Kaipara motorists are enjoying the drop in fuel prices at the pump after reaching around $2.40 a litre for 91 in September this year. The current average price in the district is $2.11 a litre. AA Petrolwatch spokesperson, Mark Stockdale, attributes...... Read More

Heli appeal gets a lift

After becoming involved in a fundraising breakfast in Dargaville recently, director of Mac Ute Accessories, Luke Underwood, has pledged his Hamilton-based company will donate some of its profits to the Northland Helicopter Service appeal, giving it an...... Read More

Child restraint safety

A child’s car seat restraint technician will visit Dargaville on Thursday, December 6, to help promote safe holiday travelling for children, ensuring children are in a seat appropriate for their size and age.  The community is invited to attend...... Read More

Watersafe swimming spots

Annual water quality testing in the Kaipara District has commenced and will continue until early March, checking bacteria levels for the health of swimmers. Weekly results will be posted on the national environmental reporting website and...... Read More

Reeling in 30 years of fun

When the call went out at last weekend’s King of the Kaipara weigh-in for anglers who had been to every last one of the thirty annual fishing contests, it was a testament to how much this yearly day of friendly competition means to the community.  Rain...... Read More