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by Paul Campbell

A major initiative by Dargaville High School, devising an agricultural course based on the school and community for students from Russia, may snowball into a nation-wide project worth millions of dollars Central government has already moved on the initiative with Tertiary Education Minister, Steven Joyce coming to the Kaipara next week to discuss the work already underway. This is the outcome of a series of visits between here and Leningrad by DHS community liaison officer, Robina Needham, who is also project co-ordinator, and delegations of business leaders from Russia who came here to look at the regions’ agricultural and horticultural industries and the opportunities for education. Now Ms Needham has returned from Leningrad after a meeting with high ranking officials who have the stated aim of making Russia self-sufficient in food, after decades of agricultural rundowns. “Their eyes are on New Zealand because of the free trade agreement, and our expertise in farming,” Ms Needham said. The government here has recently announced an $80 million package to encourage overseas students into our schools, making education exports a high potential industry. “In Leningrad, I met with farmers who had been in the delegation to Kaipara. One was in the process of building a major dairying plant bought from New Zealand. “Everywhere, everyone wanted me to meet with federal and local government agricultural committees to outline the programme. “Then I went to Moscow and presented a comprehensive report on the New Zealand Agricultural Education Programme to the Federal Agricultural Committee Education Department. “Those officials then proposed extending details of the New Zealand programme to polytechnics and institutions across all of Russia. “The whole of Russia is a little more than Dargaville High School can deal with, and we see a clear opening for our agricultural courses to be franchised, if you like, across all rural high schools in New Zealand.” The proposal coincides with Mr Joyce stating new funding is to

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Robina Needham (third from right), in Leningrad with a group of Russian farmers and officials

be used for promoting bilateral education relationships with key trading and educational partners. He will come to Dargaville on Wednesday week. Under the DHS initiative, Russian students will have a qualified farmer as a mentor and teacher, with their programme running alongside the Dargaville High curriculum. Academic study will be orientated on practical work experience on farms in the district. “We now expect our first students in the New Year as all the details are finally being completed,” Ms Needham said. The student programme will bring in fees and is also expected to develop wider business contacts with Russia. “The Kaipara District Council has given us great support for the project. The Russian students will learn modern agricultural skills to take back to their own region, with contacts being established to open up further trade and commercial opportunities.”

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Wood you like a cuppa? Thanks to a sponsor Back in 1994 Rick and Sue Taylor, now of Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Working Studio in Dargaville, ran a competition for wood turners to make a cup and saucer. “Sponsorship was obtained from the Bell Tea Company in Auckland and Rick offered a woodturning course for the winner of the competition,” said Sue. “As the close off date for the entries got closer and closer we only had a couple of entries. But then a couple of days before the deadline the courier companies started dropping off packages. “What great excitement. There were cups and saucers in all designs and sizes, and all types of wood, matai, kauri, pohutukawa, silver birch and many more. It was a really successful competition.” So what happened to all those cups and saucers? “They were carefully stored away and when we moved to Dargaville in 1997 the cups and

“A bit of support goes a long way.” Brad Makore has an old head on his 14-year-old shoulders in his appreciation of support from the local community that has seen him begin to carve out a future on the rugby field. The Otamatea High School pupil has been selected for the Auckland Blues development franchise, adding to a growing list of sporting milestones. “We will be heading into a training camp from where a Northland team will be selected out of 22 players to play against Tonga on September 13,” said Brad. “Then we will be playing in a grade tournament in October, alongside the Rugby World Cup fixtures.” And that’s where Brad’s sights are firmly set — on the playing field at a future world cup event.

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Kaipara District Plan dates set


Kaipara’s reviewed District Plan is to be considered for adoption by the Kaipara District Council next month “The hearings panel has made its decisions on the 513 submissions received and this has resulted in a redrafting of the Plan to give effect to those decisions,” said Mayor Neil Tiller. Should council resolve to adopt the Plan at the September meeting it is expected to be publicly notified on October 21, and open for appeals to the Environment Court for 30 working days as required by the Resource Management Act. “This process gives submitters the opportunity to consider how their concerns have been dealt with and if they are not satisfied they can appeal to the Environment Court which will consider the concerns and make an independent and binding decision,” Mr Tiller added. “This is an enabling plan which is specially written to protect the Kaipara’s life blood, farming, as well as encouraging other industries and businesses to establish and grow in the Kaipara.” Referring to criticism of the plan and a call to withdraw it from Paul Cavanagh QC, Mr Tiller said the advice was two years late. “He is commenting on a plan which has been through a public submissions process and council is about to announce the results

of that two year process. I would suggest that we will see a significantly different plan,” said Mayor Tiller, “It may even answer the concerns of those asking for it to be withdrawn.” He said withdrawing the Plan at this late stage would cause the council to incur even greater costs. However, he was more concerned at the injustice the withdrawal would cause to all of the submitters who have taken part in the statutory process. “Withdrawing the plan now would see most of those submitters ignored. Going through the statutorily mandated process ensures fairness to all.” He said council is also processing Variation 1, which will insert an Outstanding Landscapes Chapter into the new District Plan. It is in this area that Farmers of New Zealand and others have expressed concern. The Council received 556 submissions on the Outstanding Landscapes provisions and these will be heard later in the year.

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Winter Bird Watching by Christine Yardley The Kaipara is coldly uninviting as Peter and young grandson, Braeden, push the punt out through lines of muddy waves whipped up by an unforgiving south easterly wind. Not a good day to be out on the river but these two are on a mission and a bit of bad weather is not going to stand in their way. For over 30 years now, a group of Kaipara birdwatchers have packed their binoculars, put on their gumboots and set off to play their part in the Ornithological Society’s national six monthly census of New Zealand’s wading birds. Once safely onboard Patiki, it isn’t long before cups of hot milo are thawing out frozen fingers as Peter and Braeden settle down to the steady rock and roll of launch versus wind and tide. This pair of eager birdwatchers are keen to count every bird they see — wader or not — and before long the list begins to build. Four Royal Spoon Bills are spotted pacing elegantly along the rocky ledges of the small island off Pahi then the skipper turns to starboard and the launch is soon slipping along the shoreline of a mangrove lined bay.

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One of the few sheltered from the wind, it also shelters a swarm of 100 little black shags which are rippling through the glassy water in high speed pursuit of a school of sprats while a mob of red billed gulls and black backs wait hopefully on the shore for any left overs to float up.

begins to fade and Peter turns Patiki for home. Suddenly a shriek from the stern brings him running to find his side-kick pointing wordlessly to where a Caspian Tern is hovering on its impressive, 1.3 metre, wing span almost within arm’s reach.

In another bay binoculars reveal that a steep hillside is sheltering a mixed flock of 100 oyster catchers and 50 pied stilts doing their best to avoid the squall that is now screaming over the ridgeline.

These magnificent terns are the world’s largest and, being shy of humans, are usually seen either as a distant silhouette or disappearing into a dive bombing explosion of foam. To meet one face-to-face is a rare experience these two birdwatchers will long treasure.

Then a chalky headland, jutting out into the running tide, proves to be the temporary barracks for a squadron of 20 pied shags who peer uneasily at the invaders as they chug past. And so the afternoon passes, bay after bay cruised, checked, and counted until the daylight

Thinking their counting day is done Poppa and his grandson walk up the mudflats and notice two large round ‘stones’ rising quietly and waddling off into the shadows of dusk and a plump pair of mallards, hiding from the hunters’ guns, become the final entry on this year’s list.



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Local Ruawai girl, Melissa Bowers has just returned from a trip of a lifetime, to the US. She was lucky enough to take a week-long trip to Los Angeles as part of the Kidney Kids 21st birthday. “It was an amazing trip,” said Melissa. “We got to visit lots of famous places, like Disneyland, Hollywood, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm and lots more. It was full on but I still managed to get some shopping in. “We didn’t manage to meet any famous people, but still had a great Melissa Bowers, middle row, second from right with other time. Kidney Kids on their 21st Birthday Camp in Los Angeles Now 19 years old, Melissa has been Kidney Kids is a group of New Zealand a Kidney Kid from the age of five, when she was diagnosed with Alport Syndrome, an inherited parents and children, who are dealing with disorder that damages tiny blood vessels in the kidney issues and who get together to share kidneys. Not letting this hold her back, Melissa problems, solutions and good times. is a dairy farmer and also plays netball for the Founded in 1990 Kidney Kids is a non-profit Ruawai Jetz. organisation.


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A look at the local climate

For a VIP visitor to the Kaipara, a day spent on the West Coast beaches, for a close up look at the local climate, might have been something more akin to a busman’s holiday. Lord Christopher Monckton, the Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, was brought to New Zealand by Climate Realists (NZ) in association with the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition. “After a lecture appearance in Whangarei, he accepted our invitation to Tangowahine Farmstay and some rest and recreation in the Kaipara,” said homestay owner, Pauline Rose. Lord Monckton is known as one of the world’s most aristocratic climate skeptics. He is apart from being an hereditary British peer, a journalist, businessman and entertaining public speaker. He maintains global temperature change is well within natural historical cycles and that the so-called spate of extreme weather is a myth.

He says there were more cyclones in the 1800s than today Lord Monckton tells audiences why carbon dioxide is beneficial to Earth and mankind, and is not a ‘pollutant’, that emissions, mainly natural, cannot and will not adversely affect natural rises and falls in global temperature that have occurred through the centuries. Any attempts by humans to ‘control’ the temperature of the Earth cannot succeed. In the Kaipara, Lord Monckton toured Baylys Beach with ship historian, Noel Hilliam, and was shown a range of natural features and landmarks, along with learning the history of the area. He was hosted to lunch at the Funky Fish. “He was a thoroughly pleasant man,” said Pauline. “Of course he had a mind like a steel trap and was fascinating to talk to.” After the Kaipara visit, Lord Monckton flew home to the UK.

Local Kaipara historian Noel Hilliam, showing Lord Mconckton the remains of 65,000-year-old Kauri trees on Ripiro Beach

Courtesy of Archives, Dargaville Museum Extracts from the North Auckland Times, Dargaville . . .

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rbor Day. Chairman of the School committee Mr. Horace Hammond, wrote that he had instructed Mr. Lloyd to give the children a holiday on the 17th so that they could attend the tree planting at Selwyn Park. The Mayor reported that the committee recommended planting a hedge of macrocarpa all around the Park. It would be made up of 800 trees, six feet apart. The children would be invited to attend at 2 p.m. on Wednesday next. One hundred children were expected to attend from the Convent School and one hundred and fifty from the Public School so that the children would plant 250 trees, leaving 250 to be planted afterwards by a competent person.



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T Starpath – Striving for Excellence Dargaville High School has been accepted into the Auckland University’s Starpath project, which is focused on transforming educational outcomes for New Zealand students who are currently under-achieving at secondary school and hence are underrepresented in tertiary education. The Starpath project has been developed over more than five years in five schools – Massey High School, Southern Cross Campus, Tikipunga High School, Kaitaia College and Manurewa High School. This year 15 more schools throughout Auckland and Northland have been accepted into the project and Dargaville High School is fortunate to be one of these. Samantha Smith initiated the programme in Massey High School, and then undertook her PhD under the supervision of Professor Hattie. Her study was based around developing this project with Auckland University and this is now being rolled out to more schools. The idea of the project is to collect and collate student data that is then used in a constructive way for forward planning – not just using it to show what had happened in the past. The information is integrated with the academic counselling and target setting to help support students through NCEA. These

academic counselling sessions are focused on achievement rather than behaviour. The aim is to develop a culture in the school where students (and their parents) talk about their academic achievement David Bargh, and progress and where Principal they have an increased awareness of how NCEA works. These sessions also include discussions around careers options and the courses that are required for them. Auckland University is assisting schools in the project to set up their databases in a way that enables better and more streamlined access to the student data that schools already hold. They then work with schools to develop their ability to analyse data in a way that assists them to better understand the areas they need to focus on. Each school receives funding for three years, while the research carries on for five years. The professional development provided by Auckland University will assist our staff to integrate data analysis into the way we use student achievement for decision making.

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he Mayor moved that offers be invited for a suitable site for the erection of Municipal offices. He said that the Borough Council only had another twelve months right to use Hobson County Chambers for holding meetings. In view of the considerable amount of work borough officials would have to do it was time Council thought of erecting its own building. Values were increasing all the time and good sites in Dargaville were being snapped up.

This Town in 2011 A wander around Dargaville with Brian Eastwood Don’t look now but Christmas is only 19 weeks away. If you are thinking of buying presents to send overseas, the cut off date is even closer. In fact it is September 1st. But don’t worry, up at the Anglican Church they have professionally produced 2012 calendars that will be on sale in time for posting. Each month of the year shows one of the still busy, but historic Church buildings scattered around the Kaipara. And each has an interesting, sometimes surprising, short history to go with it, telling the story of that building. They would make a great present for expatriate Kaipara-ites. Reasonably priced, the calendars will be on sale before September 1st at Gloria’s Flowers and Gifts, Walden’s Shoes, Dargaville Museum or you can ring Shirley Geraghty 09 4398309 or Ann Mitchell 09 439-8424. Next time you cross the Mangawhare Bridge and head down River Road take a look to your left and see the great job Kelly and John Hansen are doing renovating their boat sheds. The first one is now painted and looking good. Originally the sheds were used by Erik and Charlie Thomson at their Aratapu yards in 1895 when they took over the business from famous boat builder James Barbour and they were shifted to Kaihu Creek in 1918. More than 115 years old they were the sheds where Thompson built the boats taken by Shackleton in 1907 and Dawson 1911 on their trips to the Antarctic. Two sheds that are worth preserving.

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Ruawai camellia and spring flower display Ruawai Garden Club Annual Camellia and Spring Flower display is set to take place on Saturday, 20 August at the Ruawai War Memorial Hall, from 10.00am until 2.00pm. Entry is by gold coin donation with lunch available from 12.15pm at $8.00 per person. Trading tables are available at $10.00 per table. Bring along your flowers and vegetables, named or unnamed for display. For enquiries phone Noelene 09 439 2071.

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New member for Taharoa Domain Committee Te Iwi O Te Roroa has appointed Garry Hooker of Dargaville as its representative on the Taharoa Domain Committee. Mr Hooker, who earlier was involved in the preparation of the domain management plan, wants to see changes in the way the domain is administered. “To restore public confidence, there must be increased accountability and transparency” he said, mentioning that he has yet to encounter a single individual who accepts Cr Geange’s explanation that wanton clear felling of domain pines was necessary in the interests of public safety.

Comedy with a twist Entertainment with something a little different is the promise on offer from the Kaiwaka Sports Association. It is holding a comedy hypnosis show, featuring a character called Gerard V, to raise funds for its facilities. ”It’s going to be a show for the whole family,” says organiser Cheryl Anderson. “It’s all about clean, classy comedy. The show gets underway at the Kaiwaka Sports Complex on November 12 at 7pm. Tickets are available at $20 from Jaques Four Square, in Kaiwaka or phone Cheryl Anderson on 09 431 2051.

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Men who made Northern Wairoa — by Brian Eastwood

Benjamin Charles New

‘He is a man of considerable energy and has had a hand in almost all matters tending to the progress of this district’. Early Northern Wairoa author, John Stallworthy, was writing about Benjamin Charles New, a man he knew well. New was born in Nottingham, England in 1856. With his parents he arrived in New Zealand aboard the ‘Victory’ and settled in Pahi. It was not until he was thirty years old in 1887 that Benjamin left Pahi and arrived in Northern Wairoa to take up 600 acres of land at Belle Vue, Arapohue. Half of it was in bush, but the rest was cleared land. Within a little more than ten years he had the cleared land down in good grass, was grazing 800 sheep, more than 100 head of cattle and had even built his own slaughterhouse. But during that time Benjamin wasn’t too busy to get involved in local politics and the governing of his adopted district. In 1896 he became a member of Hobson County Council as councillor for Okahu Riding. A position he held for two years and again in 1914 for the Mangonui Riding.


A newspaper told of Benjamin New’s reaction to the 1908 selling of Hobson County Chambers in Aratapu and the shift to Dargaville. He was member of a deputation trying to convince the Council to stay in Aratapu. While the deal was being done at the meeting, he objected. “Is that motion in order Mr. Chairman? There is no quorum.” The reporter noted that Mr. New went out, expressing his opinion of the proceedings. New was right there in 1892 to ‘aid materially in the formation of the first Northern Wairoa Agricultural and Pastoral Show’. Today we call it the Arapohue Show. New attended that first meeting to be listed as a ‘founder’. He and his wife were made life members in 1919. He was also a member of Auckland Agricultural Society. New worshipped at the Methodist Church and as a Freemason belonged to Lodge St. George in Dargaville and Dargaville Court of Foresters. Benjamin married twice. First wife, Catherine, died aged 34 in 1893. His second wife was daughter of Irishman Dr. A. J. Galston, another Arapohue settler involved in the local community. But from his first days in Northern Wairoa, all of Benjamin New’s spare time was spent breeding and running his racehorses. He owned four well-known horses, ‘Playboy’, ‘Butcher Boy’,

Benjamin Charles New, a man of considerable energy

‘Investment’, and ‘Nannie’. They typically all took part in a two-day Dargaville Race meeting in 1887. ‘Playboy’ went on to take twenty-one first prizes at various shows. New had been living in Rotorua for two or three years to try and recover his health but died there in 1926. As well as helping Northern Wairoa grow during those early days, Benjamin Charles New with his racing stable, provided real leisure time for Kaipara residents.

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The Dog’s Tail . . .

Ifa shirt fits, wear it

“There ya go, ya see Dog,” shouted the Boss, as he crorled outa my 44-gallin oil drum, where me home is me kasill. Least way, ’at’s wot Sharlene calls me kennil. But here’s the blimmin’ Boss ransackin’ me home!

The Boss admitted he was bamboozled by the bulls xxxxx (whoops, Sharlene just censored me) that the compiny big wigs wus tryin’ ta put across.

It orl startid wen we was wotchin’ the news ona widescreen TV ina woolshed. There was some blokes from a rugby shert company, frum wot I could tell, wot was charging an arm ana leg for a blimmin’ footy jersy.

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Tha Boss lookt at me fer a minnit. Then he gave a big sneery grin, and – yep, nex minnit he wuz crawlin’ inta me kennil.

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The ground-breaking channel has attracted a number of top line staff, many who will be familiar to Farming Lifestyle readers up and down the country. “We’re a private company, backed by rural investors broadcasting on Channel 99 on the SKY TV platform,” said station communications manager, Raegan Houldridge. “We’re small and effective, hands on and hugely experienced in the television industry. What’s more, we know rural New Zealand and what’s important to our viewers.” Country99TV has on offer a rich selection of agricultural, horticultural and rural programmes from here and overseas with the stated object of providing programming that is interesting, relevant and timely. To that end, the lineup of presenters reads like a who’s who of the New Zealand broadcasting industry — including Genevieve Westcott, Mark Leishman, David Beatson, Mandi McLeod and Philip Duncan. “Country99TV News is the only specialist rural television news service in the country,” adds Raegan. “Our expert weather forecasts provide long and short-term weather forecasting specifically for farmers and we also bring you in-depth current affairs, debate on issues, extended interviews, financial market updates and stock reports.” The station also prides itself on the most comprehensive equestrian coverage available on New Zealand television. Proving popular are

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Putting Wellsford first

The advent of the Auckland super city extending its political tentacles north to Wellsford has not fazed the locals. The Wellsford Promotions Association with its slogan ‘Uniquely Wellsford’ is alive and well and looking out for the local interest. It is currently circulating its message to local businesses seeking support for initiatives to keep Wellsford on the map. Following a recent annual general meeting, a new committee has been formed. “We thank local businesses for their support of such projects as Wellsford Corrugated Animals, Shop Local, the Great Wellsford Santa Parade and Carols by Candlelight,” said chairperson, Sandy Molloy. “With a change to Auckland Council, attention is being paid to ensure Wellsford District is represented in the process of change. “Current Uniquely Wellsford initiatives include Save the Northern Railway and ‘sponsorship’ of the Canadian team in the

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, It is disappointing that there has not been a comprehensive response on behalf of the Kaipara District Council to the Financial Health and Sustainability Audit report of our district by P J Associates. After all, the report raises serious issues which go to the heart of good governance and council’s legal obligations to its ratepayers.

Rugby World Cup, among many others. “We seek support and engagement to these development initiatives with a once yearly donation of $60,” she added. “This translates to $5 a month — one latte — one pint, as a contribution to these exciting projects.” Promotions association meetings are held once a month at the Wellsford RSA.

To date we have had a statement from the mayor endeavouring to reassure us that council will not default on the extraordinarily high debt level it imprudently has assumed (the highest in Northland) and will continue to effectively manage same. However, given the report’s criticism of council’s monitoring processes to date, that assurance affords little comfort. What we need from the mayor is a detailed explanation of how the following failings identified in the report arose, what steps he and his council have taken to rectify same and what the additional costs to long suffering ratepayers will be. Particularly, we need to know why a specialist Treasury advisor has been recommended and whether that

recommendation indicates further shortcomings in the discharge of council’s financial responsibilities to ratepayers. Factors which need to be publicly addressed are inadequate council financial monitoring, non-compliance with statutory requirements, breaches of council borrowing policy, unrealistic financial assumptions, the absence of council liquidity risk management, unsustainable debt levels together with the potentiality of increasing same, the lack of cash reserves and the financial inability of most ratepayers to fund everincreasing rate rises and debt. A projected increase of debt interest to 30% of rates revenue by the year 2014/15 not only clearly is unsustainable, but contrary to every precept of sound business management. If those obvious failings are recognised as such by almost every business person in our district, why weren’t they picked up by our mayor and councillors long ago and remedial action taken? Yours faithfully,

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OIL AND filter deal. 15w/40 4 litre and a petrol filter for only $29.95. Auto One Dargaville 09 439 8219.

COLOSTRUM, PENICILLIN / high cell count milk wanted. Phone 021 424 354 or 09 439 6922.


½ PRICE Beds – Factory Outlet Store, Ruawai. Clearance lines, seconds, deleted models. Dozens of beds at ½ price or less. 22 Freyberg Road, Ruawai. Phone 09 439 2243. Open Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm.

OVERALLS: USED from $10.00ea. Ideal for farm and kumara work. Apparelmaster Kaipara, 106 Victoria St, Dargaville. Phone 09 439 7139.

ATS PROPERTY Maintenance & Repair. Fences & repairs • Kitchen/bathroom fitouts • Flooring repairs • Decks • Waterblasting • Windows & latches • Plus much more. 10% discount for senior citizens. No job too small. Phone/fax 09 439 8628. Cell 027 455 7750.

½ PRICE Beds – Factory Outlet Store, Ruawai. Clearance lines, seconds, deleted models. Dozens of beds at ½ price or less. 22 Freyberg Road, Ruawai. Phone 09 439 2243. Open Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm. ½ PRICE Beds – Factory Outlet Store, Ruawai. Clearance lines, seconds, deleted models. Dozens of beds at ½ price or less. 22 Freyberg Road, Ruawai. Phone 09 439 2243. Open Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm. ALL BLACKS car accessories. Car mats, wheel covers etc. Show your support for our team. Auto One Dargaville DISC BRAKE pads for cars and light commercials. Auto One Dargaville 09 439 8219. DOG KENNEL Mainline brand, galvanized. Very good condition. Suit small to medium dog. 1500cm Long x 800cm High x 800cm Wide. $650.00. Phone Ray 022 607 5419 FIREWOOD GREENWAYS Trust, 16 Edward St, Dargaville. Open Saturday mornings during winter months. Phone Depot 09 439 8133 or Trevor (A/H) 021 236 0911. GUINEA PIG or Rabbit pen with large house. 2400cm long x 900mm wide. Keep them safe. $180.00. Phone Ray 022 607 5419 INDUSTRIAL IRON 15 x sheets. 750cm wide x 3 mtrs long approx. Good condition. $25.00 ea. Phone Ray 022 607 5419 LAWN MOWER Oldy but a goody. Goes well. Briggs & Stratton 5hp motor. $150.00 ono. Phone Ray 022 607 5419 MAG RIMS, set of 4. Ex Commodore SL. Slotted. Need Polishing. $200.00 set. Phone Ray 022 607 5419

PLASTIC SPRAYER 200 Ltr 12volt suitable for farm or small block. Quality handgun attached. $500.00. Phone Ray 022 607 5419 PLASTIC WATER TROUGH 760 Ltr. Complete with ballcock ready to be attached. Used to house Gold Fish. Only few years old. $300.00. Phone Ray 022 607 5419 RIDE-ON MOWER MTD brand. Goes well but needs some TLC. $1500.00 ono. Phone Ray 022 607 5419

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Plants & Nurseries HUGE RANGE. Fruit trees, Roses, flowering & weeping trees, disease resistant varieties. Adams Nurseries, 4 Connell Rd, Waipu Phone 09 432 0121.

Livestock FOR SALE: Red Devon X Calves. $40ea Phone 09 439 5904. WANTED: DAIRY Cows. In calf heifers. Friesian & Friesian Cross yearling heifers. John F Jones 0274 940 636. WANTED: INMILK Cows for immediate delivery and herds for 2012 delivery. Also wanted incalf heifers and rising 1 year dairy heifers. Phone Evan Gregory 027 492 8944. WANTED: LAMBS for Calf Club. Phone Shona 022 013 4570.

Driver Education KAIPARA DRIVING ACADEMY. For all your driver licencing needs. We offer competitive pricing. Contact us for more information. Phone 09 439 5088.

To Rent/Leese ONE BEDROOM unit in Ruawai available for an elderly person. Fully carpeted with open plan bathroom. $100 p.w including water and mowing the lawns. Contact Heidi at 09 439 7059 or

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BUILDER AVAILABLE Design & build or your plans. New homes, additions, alterations. Free quotes, quality workmanship. Phone Tony Greenfield 027 477 5340 or 09 431 6964 AH.

FARM ASSISTANT Wanted in Ruawai. No dogs, smoking or drugs policy. Phone 09 439 2019 after 6pm.

3 DAY coach tour ex Dargaville to Cape Reinga and Paihia. Want to join us? Call Sue @ Visitor Info Centre 09 439 4975

Homecare Direct Shopping

AGM. PAIHI Reserve Society Inc. Venue: Paihi Hall, Paihi, Rd, Paihi. Time: 2pm, Sept 18 2011. All welcome.

DOG GROOMING, clipping and bathing. Lifetime of experience. Reasonable rates. At Mangawhai. Ph Michelle. 09 431 5048 OR 021 242 4103. SAND BLASTING. Rust never sleeps. Blast, prime, topcoat for structural steel, barns, cowsheds, tanks, machinery, chassis, swimming pools. Western Blasters. Phone 09 439 6330. WALLBOARD PLASTERING, interior skin. Repairs etc. Experienced semi-retired. All areas. Phone Robert: 027 423 1166.

Pinaki Sand & Clean Fill 09 439 1505 027 614 6309


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102 Jervois Street, Dargaville

Seniors (14yrs +) Dargaville Town Hall (rear entrance) Some racquets available ALL WELCOME Enquiries 021 138 3133

Our thoughts are with you Bobbi and your families at this time. From The President, Committee and members of The Dargaville Club.

Rest In Peace Al

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6–7.30pm $2/night

Respected member and friend who will be greatly missed on club nights. We will remember the fun times and laughter that we all shared and for the effort you always put into helping out.

Skills Required

Please send your CV to: NorthSouth Multi Media PO Box 474, Dargaville Phone: 09 439 6933


Young, Allan John

NorthSouth Multi Media Ltd, publishers of the Kaipara Lifestyler, the Northern Farming Lifestyles, Waikato Farming Lifestyles and Canterbury Farming are looking for a full time sales person to join our exciting publishing company, and will be covering the Dargaville area.

Applications Close 18th August

Every Tuesday

Death Notice

Full Time Sales Position

Excellent communication skills both verbal & written. Computer skills. Team player. Full drivers licence. Some knowledge of sales would be an advantage but not essential, training will be provided. This position will be based in Dargaville. This sales position requires someone tidy and well presented.

Traditional roast meals & yummy steamed pud!


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BUILDING REPAIRS - decks, roofing, plumbing, painting. No job too big. Good rates. B&S Building Maintenance, phone 09 439 5457 or 021 847 470.

Public Notices




AUGUST 17 - 2011

Roper & Jones Massive $80,000 Reduction





123 Colville Road





89 awakino Rd


We put you first


27 Logan Street





• 4 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • 2 designer styled kitchens • 2 lounges • Undercover parking for 4 cars Open Home Saturday 20th 1–2pm, 7 Ripiro drive, Baylys Beach “7 dAY SpECiAL” $470,000 CASH! (up to 6 month settlement) Ref 2971 MiCHeLLe 027 339 5937 RaCHaeL 021 943 900

4437 State Highway 14

proudly supporting

37 Ranfurly Street

• 2 level home on 4.046ha (10 acres approx). • 4 bedrooms • Huge rumpus • Sweeping views over town • Within the town boundary • Garage & various out buildings. Ref HL2005 MiCHeLLe 027 339 5937 RaCHaeL 021 943 900

92 Bradleys Landing

26 Bradleys Landing

Traditional 3 bedroom weatherboard home. Freshly painted interior & new carpet. Conservatory, large deck. Garage and workshop. Close to hospital.

3 bedroom cottage, with open plan living. Insert fireplace keeps you cosy & warm in winter. Single garage, + a storeroom/ workshop. Large section.

Open Home Thursday 18th 12–1pm $275,000 NEG MiCHeLLe 027 339 5937 RaCHaeL 021 943 900

$179,000 Ref 2970 RaCHaeL 021 943 900 MiCHeLLe 027 339 5937


Tinopai Retreat



Great Starting Package





North facing, 2 bdm cottage 3 double bdms, 2 upstairs & 1 on 1 acre (approx). Open plan, downstairs with rumpus room. large conservatory. Double + Modern kitchen & bathroom. single garage. Excellent section for kids. Dble $189,000 + single garage & workshop. Ref 2958 $199,999 Ref 2955 RaCHaeL 021 943 900 MiCHeLLe 027 339 5937





‘It’s all about the views’. Sunny three bedroom home, elevated position with extreme views. Minutes to Whakapirau wharf. On 5.5490ha (approx) of land. $499,000 For more information JiLL WiLSon 021 505 712

4.09 ha (approx) block. Just 10 • 3 bedrooms • Garaging x 3 mins to town. 3 bdm home, • 2 decks • Sleepout new kitchen, large deck, great • Rural & river views views. Dble basement garage • 8kms to town & storage, 2 bay hayshed. • 12 acres Approx $370,000 Ref HL2002 $550,000 Ref HL2004 RaCHaeL 021 943 900 MiCHeLLe 027 339 5937

17 Pirawai Street – Kaiwaka




Half way between Matakohe and Tinopai, here you will find a very peaceful retreat, well presented 3 bdm home with rolling farmland outlook. Comes with grazing and the most amazing native bush and stream. Fantastic water supply. Delightful harbour views. Built for all day sun. 8.9 ha. $359,000 COmE ANd viEw! Ref 1180 RHoda MoRRiSon 027 480 0691 / 09 431 6912

Ultimate Lifestyle Mangawhai




3 bedroom home, large ½ round barn. Fruit trees, herb gardens + 9x12m hothouse on approx 2.8ha. 50% (approx) of property in grass. Just 1km from bustling township. Vendor selling well below GV.

$245,000 Bev HaddReLL 09 431 9017 / 021 708 839

RedUCed $425,000 feLiCia dooRnenBaL 021 858 115


Coastal Block

Tidy 3 bedroom home. Wood burner in lounge plus chip heater in kitchen/dining to heat the water. 1098m2 – corner section. Walking distance to shops, library, bakery, cafes and recreation centre with gym and swimming pool.

110 Victoria Street, Dargaville

2 bdrms, deck, carport, garden shed. New carpet and paint. Easy sloping 1522m2 section, with plenty of room for expansion and for the family to camp. Short walk to the beach and wharf. 10 mins drive to Paparoa, approx 1.5hrs from Auckland. Become part of this quiet seaside settlement. Great entry level property. $229,000 Ref 1825753 SHeiLa Boon 09 431 8911 aH 027 498 5651 / 09 431 6955



175 acres in 55 paddocks, excellent yards & water supply. Consent to sub-divide off. 3+ bedroom house. This is a wonderful wintering block. Ref HL2007 Phone to view. JoHn PoWeLL 021 439 555

09 439 7295

Licensed under REAA 2008

Roper & Jones proudly supporting

MORTGAGEE TENDER Te Opi Road, Whakapirau

Closes Friday 9 September 2011 @ 4pm

• 147.49 hectares approx. In five titles (107B/799, 437/180, 127A/155, 32447, 32448) • 2 dwellings • Numerous disused barns & sheds • Combined contour • Great views • Harbour boundaries • For tender packs and viewing times ContaCt Tenders to: 143 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto 110 Victoria Street, Dargaville

Jill WilSON 021 505 712 GARy MORRiS 021 902 087

09 439 7295

Licensed under REAA 2008

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