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October 13, 2022

Here is a list of all our articles in order of date published. To see a list of all the categories, click here.


Māngere Pony Club Show Cross Event
October 22, 2022 EVENTS | Friends of the Farm | WASTEWISE

Riders from all over the Auckland region converged on the club with floats, horses and supporters for a big day out – all wonderfully Wastewise.

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World Clean Up Day 2022 at Māngere Bridge
September 22, 2022 CARING | COMMUNITY | EVENTS | Friends of the Farm | Manukau Harbour | The Māngere Bridge | WASTEWISE

World Clean Up Day was celebrated in Māngere Bridge with a “pop up clean up” organised by Friends of the Farm

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Newsletter Issue 4 – September 2022
September 19, 2022 NEWSLETTERS

Welcome to the fourth issue of our Friends of the Farm community newsletter.

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Māngere Bridge: a sanctuary for shorebirds
September 18, 2022 Ambury Farm Park | Local Treasures | Manukau Harbour | Newsletter Issue 4 – Sep 2022

Māngere Bridge is located on the shores of the aptly named Manukau Harbour. In te reo Māori, ‘Manukau’ translates to ‘settling birds’. With its shallow tidal flats, the harbour is

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Our People – Maioha Walker
September 18, 2022 Friends of the Farm | Newsletter Issue 4 – Sep 2022 | Our People | Tararata Stream

Kia ora, I’m Maioha. I’m a local resident and student volunteer for the Māngere Te Ara-rata Stream Team. My dad, Clint, also volunteers and serves on the Stream Team committee.

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Spring planting tips from Whenua Warrior
September 18, 2022 CARING | Local Treasures | Newsletter Issue 4 – Sep 2022 | Our People

Kelly from Whenua Warrior says, “It’s time to prepare your garden beds for spring planting!”

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Recycling Right – an update
September 18, 2022 CARING | Friends of the Farm | Māngere Bridge Library | Newsletter Issue 4 – Sep 2022 | Recycling | WASTEWISE

Friends of the Farm has recently upgraded the recycling station at Māngere Bridge Library.

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Māngere Bridge Village Update
September 18, 2022 Business in Māngere Bridge | COMMUNITY | Mangere Bridge Village | Naomi and Bill Kirk Park, Māngere Bridge | Newsletter Issue 4 – Sep 2022 | The Māngere Bridge

New park benches, a permanently installed ‘Whale Tail’ sculpture, and a CCTV upgrade are three of the latest projects completed in the Māngere Bridge Village

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Māngere Bridge Business Directory
September 14, 2022 Business in Māngere Bridge | COMMUNITY | Mangere Bridge Village

We have created an online Business Directory to help Māngere Bridge locals keep it local.

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The First Crossing – A history of the Māngere Bridge
September 12, 2022 COMMUNITY | Local Treasures | Manukau Harbour | The Māngere Bridge

An intriguing history of multiple crossings between Onehunga and Māngere Bridge penned by local scribe Robyn

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Ambury Regional Park planting day – 10 schools together!
September 2, 2022 Ambury Farm Park | COMMUNITY | CONNECTED | Education | Manukau Harbour

Te Iti Kahurangi Kāhui Ako is a community of ten schools who came together on a sunny Wednesday…

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Events Calendar
August 24, 2022 Mangere Bridge Village

We have developed an events calendar for Māngere Bridge, where locals can add local events, hui (meetings), classes, important dates, sports club registrations – any event you would like the

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Recycling Plastic Plant Pots is easy now!
August 16, 2022 CARING | Education | Friends of the Farm | Recycling | WASTEWISE

Robyn tell us how things have changed for the better with respect to dealing with seedling pots & plastic trays.

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FoF Community Orchard Working Bee April 2022
August 2, 2022 Ambury Farm Park | CARING | COMMUNITY | Community Orchard | Friends of the Farm | Local Treasures

New fruit trees, a food forest, yummy home baking. Just some of the great things happening at our local Community Orchard.

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Throw Away?  No way!  Repair Café!
August 2, 2022 CARING | COMMUNITY | Education | Friends of the Farm | Māngere Bridge Library | Mangere Bridge Village | WASTEWISE | Workshops

Repair Cafés are free events where local people bring in their broken or damaged items and local volunteers do their best to repair them. 

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Our People – Garry “Hawkeye” Hawks
July 24, 2022 Bridge Park Bowling Club | COMMUNITY | Our People

If you have enjoyed Bridge Park Bowling Club in the past 8 years, chances are you have met Garry “Hawkeye” Hawks

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Getting to Zero Newsletter April 2022
April 4, 2022 Ambury Farm Park | COMMUNITY | CONNECTED | Education | Friends of the Farm | Māngere Bridge Library | Mangere Bridge Village | Recycling | Services | WASTEWISE

Next time you visit the Library look inside the door on the right hand side
and you’ll see a set of stylish recycling collection boxes.

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Māngere Kayak Day 2022 a success!
March 15, 2022 Ambury Farm Park | COMMUNITY | Education | EVENTS | Friends of the Farm | Manukau Harbour

We had an awesome turn out of 97 people that we took exploring the Manukau Harbour via kayak…

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Make it a Wastewise Christmas this year
December 10, 2021 COMMUNITY | Education | Friends of the Farm | Recycling | WASTEWISE

We help you reduce Christmas waste and recycle as much as you can with some ideas that you may find useful.

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Manukau Report Summary: Māngere Bridge
October 31, 2021 CARING | Friends of the Farm | Manukau Harbour | Newsletter Issue 3 - Oct 2021

For the first time, all the State of the Environment monitoring programmes in the Manukau Harbour and its catchment have been brought together in one Auckland Council report.

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Carol from Kindy- retiring after 29 years
October 30, 2021 COMMUNITY | Education | Newsletter Issue 3 - Oct 2021 | Our People

After 29 years at Māngere Bridge Kindergarten, we asked Carol to reflect on her journey…

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Te Puea Memorial Marae
October 30, 2021 COMMUNITY | Local Treasures | Newsletter Issue 3 - Oct 2021

Chair Hurimoana Nui Dennis gives us a brief history of this Local Treasure

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Our local CAB: here to help
October 30, 2021 CARING | COMMUNITY | Newsletter Issue 3 - Oct 2021 | Services

The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) offers free, friendly, confidential, independent information and advice to anyone.

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RECYCLING RIGHT
October 30, 2021 Newsletter Issue 3 - Oct 2021

We help you be a tidy Kiwi by listing places close to us in Māngere Bridge where you can take items for recycling, upcycling and repurposing.

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Neighbourhood Support & Community Cam
October 30, 2021 CARING | COMMUNITY | CONNECTED | Newsletter Issue 3 - Oct 2021 | Services

Tips on bringing neighbourhoods closer and keeping our community safer via Neighbourhood Support & Community Cam…

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Newsletter Issue 3 – October 2021
October 8, 2021 NEWSLETTERS

Welcome to the third issue of our Friends of the Farm community newsletter.

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Shops & Services in Māngere Bridge
September 23, 2021 COMMUNITY | CONNECTED | Education | Mangere Bridge Village | Services | The Māngere Bridge

Check out our list of shops and services available in Māngere Bridge. Support local!

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Recycling Household Items
September 19, 2021 CARING | COMMUNITY | Education | Friends of the Farm | Māngere Bridge Library | Mangere Bridge Village | Recycling | The Māngere Bridge | WASTEWISE

We help you be a tidy Kiwi by listing places close to us in Māngere Bridge where you can take items for recycling, upcycling and repurposing. (updated Sep. 2022)

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Caroline and Jane: Everyday Māngere Bridge heroes
August 20, 2021 CARING | COMMUNITY | Community Orchard | CONNECTED | Education | Our People | WASTEWISE | Workshops

Wastewise heroes who find time in their busy lives to make a meaningful contribution to our Community.

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Many Hands Make Light Work – Tree Planting at Ambury Farm
June 20, 2021 Ambury Farm Park | CARING | COMMUNITY | EVENTS | Manukau Harbour

More than 100 locals gathered to volunteer their time & energy to help out at Ambury Regional Park.

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Māngere Mountain upgrades under way
June 9, 2021 Mangere Bridge Village

Work has begun on major upgrades and enhancements to the track network at Te Pane o Mataoho/ Te Ara Pueru/ Māngere Mountain.

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Moth Plant- What a Pest!
May 16, 2021 Ambury Farm Park | CARING | COMMUNITY | Education | Pest Control | Tararata Stream

Friends of the Farm (FoF) partnered with the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board to run a competition to see who could collect the most Moth Plant pods.

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Reducing Plastic – one family at a time
May 14, 2021 COMMUNITY | Education | WASTEWISE | Workshops

Robyn tells us of the wastewise fun that was had at a Friends of the Farm beeswax wrap workshop…

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Rubbish!
May 12, 2021 CARING | COMMUNITY | Education | Māngere Bridge Library | WASTEWISE

Local Māngere Bridge resident Robyn Martin shares her story of discovering – and joining – Friends of the Farm

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St James Church: Celebrating Life & Death
May 12, 2021 CARING | COMMUNITY | Local Treasures | Mangere Bridge Village | Newsletter Issue 2 - May 2021

Māngere Bridge is a community with a story. A special chapter is the story of St James church.

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Housing intensification raises concerns
May 12, 2021 CARING | Local Viewpoint | Mangere Bridge Village | Newsletter Issue 2 - May 2021

In Māngere Bridge various housing developments are underway or planned. Will we be able to retain our village feel?

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Our People – Sapati Apa-Fepulea’i
May 11, 2021 Newsletter Issue 2 - May 2021 | Our People

We meet Sapati Apa-Fepulea’i, a singer and music/ song writer who grew up in Māngere Bridge.

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See a new side of your mountain
May 10, 2021 CARING | CONNECTED | Education | Mangere Bridge Village | Newsletter Issue 2 - May 2021 | Workshops

The Māngere Mountain Education Centre sits within beautiful gardens on the side of Te Pane ō Mataoho on Coronation Road.

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Newsletter Issue 2 – May 2021
May 10, 2021 Newsletter Issue 2 - May 2021 | NEWSLETTERS

Welcome to the second issue of our Friends of the Farm community newsletter.

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The Central Interceptor
March 2, 2021 Central Interceptor | COMMUNITY | Manukau Harbour | Watercare

The Central Interceptor is New Zealand’s largest ever Wastewater Project. When completed in 2025 there will be a 14.7km long tunnel.

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Rachel: Everyday Māngere Bridge hero making a difference.
February 20, 2021 CARING | COMMUNITY | CONNECTED | Our People | WASTEWISE

Finding creative ways to care for our environment, Rachel and her family walk their talk.

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Newsletter Issue 1 – Nov 2020
November 30, 2020 NEWSLETTERS

Welcome to the first edition of It’s all about Māngere Bridge, brought to you by Friends of the Farm.

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Community & Watercare
November 13, 2020 Central Interceptor | COMMUNITY | CONNECTED | Manukau Harbour | Newsletter Issue 1 - Nov 2020 | Pest Control | Watercare | Watercare Community Liaison Group

The Watercare Community Liaison Group now meets quarterly as a requirement of the company’s resource consent. Here are some recent updates.

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Welcome leadership from FreshChoice
November 11, 2020 Mangere Bridge Village | Newsletter Issue 1 - Nov 2020 | Our People

We meet Shane and Marcella who are leading the great team at our local Supermarket.

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Tararata Stream
November 10, 2020 CARING | COMMUNITY | Manukau Harbour | Newsletter Issue 1 - Nov 2020 | Tararata Stream | WASTEWISE

Did you know that, as Mangere Bridge locals, we live very close to a fish that’s rarer than a kiwi?

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Our People – Emily Muli
November 10, 2020 Newsletter Issue 1 - Nov 2020 | NEWSLETTERS | Our People

Meet Emily Muli, a talented entertainer who grew up in Māngere Bridge and attended Waterlea Primary…

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Living Local #1 – our first
November 5, 2020 Ambury Farm Park | Workshops

On a warm spring evening 42 Māngere Bridge residents gathered keen to learn more about their community.

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Robyn’s Waste Journey
October 26, 2020 CARING | Friends of the Farm | Our People | Recycling | WASTEWISE

Our regular contributor and Friend of the Farm Robyn shares her wastewise story.

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Locals enjoy Manukau Harbour in kayaks
October 14, 2020 Ambury Farm Park | COMMUNITY | Education | EVENTS | Friends of the Farm | Manukau Harbour

More than 50 people, mainly locals, enjoyed a kayak around our harbour…

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Old Mangere Bridge Timelapse
July 29, 2020 Mangere Bridge Village | Manukau Harbour | The Māngere Bridge

Check out this cool timelapse video of the beginning of the end for the old Mangere Bridge…

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Community volunteers looking after our patch
March 2, 2020 CARING | COMMUNITY | Friends of the Farm | Manukau Harbour

A bumper crop of mangrove seedlings led Friends of the Farm in Mangere Bridge to host a pop-up mangrove seedling pull.

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Birds of Māngere Bridge – the Dotterel
October 22, 2012 Birds of Māngere Bridge

The endangered New Zealand dotterel is a regular around Māngere Bridge, particularly on the white shell islands of the Watercare Coastal Walkway

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Birds of Māngere Bridge
October 22, 2012 Birds of Māngere Bridge

We celebrate the vast array of avian friends that visit our region with this section dedicated to the Bird of Māngere Bridge

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Friends of the Farm
June 11, 2000 Mangere Bridge Village

Tēnā koutou, Malo e lelei, Talofa lava. Māngere Bridge is a great place to live, surrounded by natural taonga, maunga, harbour, farm, historic places and people.  Our website is a

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