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Matariki - 28 June to 28 July
The Maori New Year

In the clear night sky just before dawn you will see the twinkling of the Matariki cluster of seven stars (the Plesides) which rises just once a year, in mid-winter, and will be occurring 28 June to 28 July.

The Maori New Year commences when  Plesides rises over New Zealand’s horizon, normally in May or June.  Celebrations vary, with some iwi observing the new year immediately, others at the next full moon or the next new moon.

To find out more on Matariki - the Maori New Year - check out the following link here.
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On Saturday evening Circus Kumarani performed an exciting and mesmerising Fire Show at Dargaville's Memorial Park to celebrate Matariki.
Watch the performance of their 2013 Fire Show here and check out the photographs from the 2014 show below (click on each one for a larger image).

"Circus Kumarani is a community circus for all ages and abilities and is always happy to welcome new members at 15 Onslow street in Dargaville. This was our third fire show featuring the talents that train with us on Wednesday nights 7pm in our fire juggling workshops which are open to everyone interested."

Fire Show 2014 photographs (below) and Fire Show 2013 link courtesy of Circus Kumarani, Dargaville
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Mangawhai Ratepayers and Residents (MRRA) Judicial Proceedings
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Draft Proposal for Reorganisation of Local Government in Northland

Following the hearings the Local Government Commission will consider the submissions and will decide whether to release a final proposal.  The exact timeframe for the release of any final proposal is yet to be set out by the Local Government Commission.