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Crafting passion

After two decades living in Australia, Mike Price returned to New Zealand and decided to move to Dargaville late last year where he’s started his own business of creating wrought iron hangings. “I came up with the idea of making outlines...... Read More

Mentors needed

The Te Roroa Learning Assistance, driver mentor programme is looking for new mentors and a manual vehicle. The free programme is open to learner drivers who need help getting their restricted licence, with volunteer mentors taking participants on driving...... Read More

Ramble tickets on sale

After a wet winter, spring has sprung in Mangawhai just in time for the release of tickets to the upcoming annual Palmers Planet Garden Ramble on November 11 and 12. Garden coordinator John Dickie says the 18 gardens involved are alive with buds, flowers,...... Read More

School’s positive report

Otamatea High School has achieved a positive Education Review Office report, after an assessment at the end of last term. ERO reviews the performance of all New Zealand schools and early learning services around every three years. The report stated...... Read More

Teen’s poem goes viral

Dargaville teen Jai Selkirk, 16, is in a team of four that won the Word — The Front Line poetry slam competition in Auckland and his solo performance of his poem, ‘True story’, has made a big impression, with over one million views online...... Read More

Rubbish heroes to visit

Love Kaipara will be hosting a free waste minimisation event in both Dargaville and Mangawhai with the help of ‘two no-waste nomads’ — zero waste education heroes — Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince. They are calling into Kaipara...... Read More

See the Kaipara from a new perspective

Labour Weekend is a top time for getting outdoors and enjoying the natural environment which makes our region so attractive to both tourists and locals. The change in the weather combined with longer evenings marks the beginning of a season of fishing,...... Read More

An annual off-road adventure

The Tangihua ranges will once again echo to the sound of off-road bikes blasting down the trails this Labour Weekend, as the annual Tangiteroria Trail Ride kick-starts once again.  Lesson one - it’s great fun to start a brand new summer of...... Read More

Power and precision pedigree

When the automobile was first invented, it’s likely that the folks responsible — by all accounts European gentlemen of the Victorian era — didn’t look at their creation and immediately speculate about going out into the coach yard...... Read More

Cultivating what lies beneath

Since the development of the three-field system in medieval times, farmers have known that the turning of the seasons means it’s time to turn the soil. While those early farmers had little understanding of the microcosmos beneath their feet, modern...... Read More