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LIFESTYLER February 29 2012 NORTHLAND Kaipara FIELD DAYS Pages 9–20 Kaipara’s Regional Newspaper — Kaipara Owned and Operated — Phone 09 439 6933 — 10,000 Copies DELIVERED FREE throughout the Kaipara: Dargaville, Ruawai, Paparoa, Matakohe, Maungaturoto, Kaiwaka, Mangawhai and environs One body to combat harbour crisis? by Paul Campbell A high-powered meeting of minds is working on a plan to place the Kaipara Harbour under one central administration, ending years of fragmented control, to turn the tide of environmental decline The decision was made at a meeting in Kaiwaka last Saturday, which was attended by a who’s who of local government stretching from Auckland to the far North. Called by the Rodney Local Board of the Auckland Super City to discuss the governance of the Kaipara Harbour, it attracted Auckland Mayor, Len Brown, Kaipara Mayor, Neil Tiller, councillors and Chief Executive, Steve Ruru, Whangarei Mayor, Morris Cutforth and councillors and staff, Northland Regional Council chairman, Craig Brown, and Iwi representatives including Margaret Kawharu from Maunga Whakahi and Glenn Wilcox from the Maori Statutory Board. “We were given a wide briefing on the state of health of the harbour in the past and present,” said Kaipara’s West central Ward councillor, Hal Harding. continued on page 3 . . . Page 5 Classrooms on the harbour Page 8 A double-life delight The Kaipara Harbour — to come under the control of one authority The day the lighthouse rocked Page 23 New look for Ruawai’s rural hub Concert goers with Jan Preston (centre), after her concert at the Lighthouse Function Centre in Dargaville story on page 26 . . . Ag&EArth FIELDAYS - BIggESt ESt EVEr! Unbeatable deals on some of the worlds best brands - site #89 Tractors 20hp to 250hp no repayments until 2013! (Subject to conditions & normal lending criteria) 100hp Cab 75-95 Rops Tractor and Tractor and loader combo loader combo’s from $59,990! from $45,000! • BALE FEEDERS • IMPLEMENTS • TRAILERS • ALL ON SALE All trades welcome! 17 Rewa Rewa Road, Whangarei (09) 438 9163 email: Ed Harvey Peter Murray Tyron Midgley Tony Riddle 0274 912 262 021 837 397 0274 836 600 0274 965 058

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