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( relating to the current threat of closure )

19th of May 2011.  www.saveourrailnorthland.org.nz web-site published

On Friday the 17th of December 2010 Transition Town members from Mangawhai and Kaiwaka had a meeting at Kaiwaka  with Kaipara District Mayor Neil Tiller and MP Gareth Hughes Green Party spokesperson on transport, to discuss what is happening regarding the future of Northland's railways.   Later that day , Gareth Hughes met with a group of concerned citizens in Whangarei , some of whom are now active in the Save Our Rail Northland group.

Kiwi Rail announced on the 21st of December 2010 that it would be begin consultation with Northland communities early in 2011.

Since the Kaiwaka and Whangarei meetings, we have created a Facebook Page 'Save the Auckland to Northland Rail Line'  where you can express your support and become part of the network by becoming a member.

Wednesday 27th of April 2011
Save the North Auckland Line ! Meet Viv Shepherd and others at 9.45a.m outside the main entrance of the Council Chambers
Whangarei District Council Meeting from 10a.m. Item 7 on the agenda is 'The future of rail in Northland' and the CEO will be advocating that
the Council support KiwiRail in mothballing the line.
See this article about the meeting

Friday 15th of April 2011.
North Auckland Line Rail-savers meeting @ Whangarei
4:30pm @Ecosolutions 3 Bank Street.
Gareth Hughes from The Green Party will be attending to give up date from Parliament.
Whangarei ( WAGONS group ) Contact Viv Shepherd
(09)438 8710 (work)  021656605  vivshepherd@clear.net.nz

see also : http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/culture/main-trunk-line/north-island-main-trunk-line