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December 11 2012

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Santa arrives in Dargaville  by Kim Munro

Christmas came to Dargaville with a double dose of Santa last weekend — a visit in which reindeer and sleigh gave way to 21st century transport.

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Children and their parents watched with some excitement as an airborne Santa flew in to land at the Dargaville Aero Club on Saturday, while across the bridge, hundreds of people lined Victoria Street to catch a glimpse of the bearded man — this time in a sporty red convertible. Sources suggest to The Lifestyler that the pace of modern life has caught up with Santa and his traditional transport has been ‘put out to pasture’. At the airfield, he handed out gifts from under the tree and joined the club members for their Christmas luncheon. “We had 60 for lunch and 18 planes flew in, including Santa’s,” said flying instructor, Murray Foster. Downtown, with floats decked out in festive themes, the annual Dargaville Christmas parade kicked off at 12 noon, led by the West Highland Pipe Band. continued on page 9 …

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New York based world-renowned accordionist Kevin Friedrich has combined a love of his homeland with a passion for music in a two-year project to craft an accordion out of Kauri. This March he will debut the folk instrument in a premiere performance at the Lighthouse Function Centre at the Dargaville Museum. With wood donated by Dargaville builder, Arthur Maich, the unique model is being crafted by Finnish accordion builder Aaro Luukinen. The project has been a dream of Kevin’s who is a regular visitor to Ikaalinen, Finland, home to a rare school where trainees are taught the art of constructing accordions in the traditional folk style. “It’s been an exciting project combining our NZ wood with a folk instrument from Finland — I’m looking forward to the debut and performing with it here in Dargaville,” says Kevin. Three are being made, one for the museum and one for the Finnish partners in the project along with a personal instrument for Kevin. “Each is similar in design but are slightly unique, profiling the individual finishing touches of Aaro’s design.”

Kevin returns to his family home at Baylys Beach each November, and on his recent trip he paid a visit to his personal collection, the ‘Accordion Gems’ display, in the music room at the museum. “He visits us each year — this time he rearranged the display, carried out a bit of maintenance and generally caught up with what’s been happening,” says manager, Pene McKenzie. “He’s an absolute treasure for the museum.” Proceeds from his annual concerts have gone towards a new sound system for the function centre, along with a donation from Stan Wordsworth, as well as a new piano. Also on the March concert program is renowned Auckland accordionist and vocalist Lionel Reekie as well as the Martin Sisters performing on strings and local and guest artists.

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Parents and families have the biggest influence Last week I wrote about the Student Career Management Competencies — Self Knowledge, Awareness of future possibilities and opportunities, Consequences of choices and decision making and Ability to plan and take action. There is significant evidence of the importance of parental influence in the development of career development skills and that it starts when children are young and is built up over many years. Most of these skills are gained incidentally as a child matures and grows and many mirror the Key Competencies in the NZ Curriculum: Thinking, Using Language, symbols and texts, Managing Self, Relating to Others and Participating and contributing. Like lots of learning, children gain many of these competencies outside of the classroom. When we send our children back to complete that job to a certain standard, when we give them a hurry up to finish that task in a timely fashion, when we tell them “first you do what you need to do and then you do what you want to do” we are teaching them sound personal habits that will stand them in good stead in a work situation. Experience is the best teacher and students who are confident in their abilities to complete work such as mowing lawns, cooking and helping with house work, helping mum or dad at work, at home and on the farm are already well on

the way to developing their career skills. We all need to understand the importance of being responsible at work, getting on with others and valuing lifelong learning. Playing sport is also an excellent way to help children learn about themselves and gain valuable skills such as teamwork, responsibility, work ethic and resilience. Coping with both winning and losing, showing perseverance, working towards goals and developing personal strengths are all great things we learn from sports. Parents can also help students to develop career skills by regular conversations that focus on self knowledge. What did you like or not like about that? Does that job interest you? Do you realise the consequence of that decision? What do you hope to gain from that? How long do you have to make that decision… can I help you to decide? You are really good at that — what skills are you using there? Self knowledge builds confidence and helps students cope with decision making, implementing their plans and reaching their goals. Make time to talk to your children — they love talking about themselves and they will appreciate your interest and influence. Ms Chiaroni Career Advisor Dargaville High School

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 Aaro carefully glueing one of the bass bodies together

Ramblers raise big funds Nearly 300 nature lovers went to the recent Palmers Planet Mangawhai Garden Ramble raising $9000 for the kindergarten and Plunket. Twenty avid gardeners displayed the fruits of their green thumbs to ramblers with many taking away new ideas for their own gardens and many impressed with the variety of gardens from small and intimate lily ponds to vast well kept fields and fountains. “We are so thrilled with the garden ramble — such a significant amount of money was raised for the two organisations and it was lovely to see so many people enjoying this popular event,” says garden ramble committee organiser, Autumn Kidd. The funds will go towards ongoing running costs, new resources as well as maintenance including roof repairs at the kindergarten. Sponsorship, refreshments, raffles

 Lucy Muller and her granddad enjoying the ramble

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Charity begins at home  by Kim Munro

Last chance for court  by Rose Rees-Owen

Christmas is all about giving and the festive spirit but for some in the community, who struggle to make ends meet throughout the year, Christmas is a difficult time.

 Chad Lowen (BNZ), Kelly Bryers (ANZ), Emma Griffiths (Westpac), Serena Carran (ASB), Michelle Morgan (ANZ) and Brian Campbell (Kiwibank) with some of the donations to the Dargaville food bank

With this in mind, the combined churches Dargaville food bank has joined with the BNZ, ANZ, Westpac, ASB and Kiwibank to set up a community food bank for those in need appealing for food, gifts or donations. Food bank coordinator, Millie, says “since the Christchurch disaster the availability of donations has decreased considerably. Charity begins at home — people forget about others in need in our community.” People are asked to leave their donations at the designated donation tables located at the banks until December 19. The food parcels will be delivered to homes by volunteers from members of the congregation. Anglican Church volunteer, Darryl Quirk, has been delivering food parcels for eight years and says she gets a lot of satisfaction out of helping families, especially children at Christmas time. “People can be judgemental and don’t always understand that financial hardship can happen to anyone, anytime — through losing their job or illness. There has been a noticeable increase in demand for parcels in the last few years.” The Christmas initiative was spearheaded by the BNZ who were inspired to give back to the community. “The team got together to discuss what we could do for Christmas with a view to doing something for the community. We hadn’t heard of anyone doing a food drive so we put the challenge out there for the other banks to join us,” says manager, Chad Lowen.

“As well as non-perishable foods, we welcome donations of cash as the bank can purchase food on behalf. We are appealing for as many donations as possible over the next two weeks,” adds Mr Lowen. Westpac Bank relief manager, Aaron Hooper, said, “It’s nice to see that when a community needs the banks we are able to work together and put our differences aside for the greater good.” Donations can also be made at the Dargaville Library, the Kaipara Lifestyler and Dargaville and District News. The Dargaville food bank has pantries for donations in five local churches throughout the year.

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Former Kaipara mayor and Northland Regional Council member, Graeme Ramsey said at a protest meeting on Monday, it was the final chance for the community to have their say on the proposed changes to the Dargaville District Court. He said cabinet was meeting this week to finalise the decision to designate Dargaville court, along with eight others around New Zealand, for scheduled hearings only. Four courts would close altogether. Around 200 people from around the district were at the demonstration with placards including, “save our court” and, “justice for rural communities.” If the proposed changes go ahead, the court will lose two full time staff and over the counter services will shift to online or over the phone. Justice of the Peace, Eric Smitton, said it will jeopardise the community’s

access to justice with cell phone reception and broadband coverage non existence in parts of the Northern Wairoa. Unscheduled bail hearings will move to police stations instead of in court and Mr Smitton is sceptical about the extra burden on police as well as reduced security for JPs. New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters supported the protest saying removing services from rural New Zealand was ‘undoing the fabric of society.’ “Provincial New Zealand which is the engine room of our exports, creating wealth for the family New Zealand, is now in the third decade of being ignored.” Green Party spokesperson for corrections and courts, David Clendon was given a petition with over 1200 signatures which he will present in parliament.

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Rates deadline set down Ratepayers who fail to pay rates from prior to the 2012-2013 year have been given a deadline to do so by the Kaipara District Council, while a reminder will go to those who have not paid this year’s dues. A letter has gone out to more than 400 ratepayers warning that council will take action to recover unpaid rates from last year, unless payment is received by December 18. The money owned amounts to nearly $450,000. Chair of Commissioners, John Robertson, said the four members governing the council were not prepared to turn a blind eye to habitual non-payers. “We are talking about a reasonably small group of people, some of whom have not paid for some time. It’s gone on for long enough and we need to deal with it. Unless the rates are paid, or a payment schedule agreed, council will seek to recover the debt from mortgagees or through the courts.” Legal mechanisms exist to recover rates through bank mortgages on residential and other property. Mr Roberston said a reminder letter will also be going out this week to those ratepayers who have not yet paid this year’s rates. He added that in the last month, 197 ratepayers who hadn’t paid their 2012/13 rates on time had since paid in full. “That’s pleasing that Most people understand that if they are going to use the services and facilities that council provides, it’s only fair they pull their weight and help pay for them.” Commissioners had not yet discussed what penalties might be imposed on those who hadn’t yet paid their 2012/13 rates.

A passion for community radio  by Kim Munro

New interns, Danielle, Dillon, and Zoe who arrived at Big River FM on Monday will be in the experienced hands of Anaru Tana who is returning to the community station to manage the programme. “He’s been missed over the last four months, particularly for his radio knowledge, tutoring and mentoring skills with the students,” says board of trustees’ chairman, Mitch King. Anaru is passionate about community radio, working with the first ever iwi broadcaster, Radio Tautoko, in Mangamuka as well as Mai FM before it turned commercial and has been at Big River on and off since 1997. On his return, he will ensure the interns gain experience in all aspects of broadcasting as well as an understanding  Anaru with new interns from left, Dillon, Danielle and Zoe of community radio. They will also gain promotional experience with More FM always having him on — we had heaps of fun.” Callum who has recently finished his time at in Whangarei. “It’s all about developing their skills in Big River, says it shed a whole new light on the broadcasting and as young adults. Big River industry, plus he caught his first wild pig with differs from the normal commercial model Anaru’s whanau. He said, “radio to me was about The Rock because it focuses on the connection with local and the Edge, commercial radio stations. community.” Anaru has kept in touch with many interns, like I had never seen or heard of a community radio ‘Gaza’ the Scotsman who his whanau took fishing station before”. Anaru was a great role model and the Big in the Kaipara regularly. “We introduced him to Tangaroa when he caught River team cares a lot about the community and his first mullet. He ate the heart and loved it! We were the program.”

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Kids top King of the Kaipara Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree Fickle forecasting reduced the numbers of contestants in the annual King of the Kaipara fishing contest based at Kelly’s Bay this year, but the organisers say there was more than enough enthusiasm, particularly from the younger set, to ensure a successful event.

The Northern Wairoa Lions club got into the spirit last week with an impressive display of decorated trees in the Fosters building in Dargaville. Among those enjoying the display was Dargaville resident, Santana Te Tai and her daughter, Te Aroha who got to chat with Santa. There were 35 trees showcased including a budget tree costing only three dollars to decorate with all adornments made out of wrapping paper and big silver trees with a white backdrop giving an illusion of snow.

Coordinator Lyn Trounson says the show is the climax of hundreds of hours of work by members and it’s the club’s biggest fund raiser. “Everything we raise goes back into the community so the community benefits twice.” A tasty array of treats were for sale as well as a raffle where the prizes included a singing Santa cake.

 From Left — Evan Paxton, who was 1st in the snapper section, with Ryan Paxton, Jake Hutchings, Max Hutchings, Blake Paxton and Jordan Hutchings

“Despite the forecast of stronger winds, the weather was good,” said Mike Nola. “There were several boats that went out to the Graveyard and in fact most of the winning fish were taken there. It was great to see the youngsters out fishing, because that’s all about the future.” Next year is the event’s 25th year, and Mike says its a date to put in the diary. “This will be a bumper fishing contest. It’s going to be a big event,” he said. Winning contestants this year went home with a huge range of fishing gear as prizes and among them were:

Snapper: 1st, Evan Paxton — 5.87kg; 2nd, Graham Hutchings — 5.58kg; 3rd, Graham Hutchings — 4.64kg. Kingfish: 1st, Ray Bradley — 21.16kg; 2nd, Dennis Hobson — 7.89kg. Kahawai: 1st, John Reynard — 2.95kg; 2nd, Greg Lowe — 2.71kg; 3rd, Greg Lowe — 2.66kg. Trevally: 1st, Bruce Topia — 1.59kg; 2nd, Khan Searle — 1.44kg; 3rd, Greg Brownie — 1.32kg. Gurnard: 1st, Cory Bellamy — 1.53kg; 2nd, Mark Fletcher — 1.13kg; 3rd, Matt Hall — 1.13kg.

 One year old, Te Aroha chats with Santa.

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A beachcomber’s garden  by Rose Rees-Owen

For 40 years, Leon Searle has been combing the beach searching for treasures and his iconic buoy garden in Te Kopuru showcases the fruits of his labour. Numerous buoys, fishing nets, rope, whale bones and plastic bottles reincarnated into flowers adorn his garden along with corrugated iron creatures which are a cause for fascination for those passing by. While chatting at the gate, a forestry worker from Whangarei stops and asks for a photo and Leon says this is a common occurrence estimating that somebody pulls over every hour. “They have the paua house down in Bluff and we have the float house in Te Kopuru,” chuckles Leon.

He and his wife Lorraine never meant to create a tourist attraction and it began as a way to clean up the beach and he has installed his love of the seaside into his children and grandchildren as well. His family was the first to find the shipwreck at Midge Bay on the Pouto Peninsula which may have predated Captain James Cook’s, Endeavour, and alerted historian, Noel Hilliam to it. “The boys used to dive for mussels stuck to it and it wasn’t until later that we realised it was a ship.” The house has attracted the

 Leon Searle in the gardens he has created over the past 40 years

likes of actress, Lucy Lawless and television presenter, Petra Bagust also stopped by. It’s featured in magazines internationally, and found fame in

a National Bank ad, and now his granddaughter, Aimee will join the long list of people who fall in love with this quirky house as she plans to have her wedding photos taken there.

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The Kaipara Habour community’s ‘red-letter’ day is in the final planning stages, with events being finalised for the Pahi Regatta to be held over three days at Anniversary Weekend in January. The event has taken place each year since shortly after the first Albertland settlers came ashore, apart from wartime breaks, and the 2013 event marks 126 years of competition both on and off the water. As usual the top billing  Entrants in last years bath-tub race ready for action will undoubtedly go to the bath-tub things going. Social evenings in a races — domestic baths equipped giant marquee add to the convivial with outriggers, powered by small atmosphere. outboards that vie over a dog-leg The regatta weekend draws visitors course for a $1000.00 top prize. from around the country, filling the Launch races are hotly contested Pahi Reserve camp ground and — although results often depend on placing parking at a premium. luck and guess-work rather than good The organisers at the Pahi Regatta timekeeping. Club warn camp sites are already at For the shore bound there are a premium, and there is still some beauty contests, side shows and accommodation still available at local plenty of food and drink to keep B and B’s.

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Former Ruawai College dux student, Jamie Crosbie says he was shocked and excited to be awarded the Russell McVeagh law scholarship last Monday at the University of Auckland. Another emotion swept over him when his name was called out — relief. “It has set me up for my future in law,” says Jamie who will receive $2000 for each year he studies law, as well as a mentor from Russell McVeagh — a top corporate firm, and next year he will gain work experience while being a summer clerk there. Proud father, Bryan Crosbie says that only the crème de la crème got selected. Out of 600 applicants, it got whittled down to 150 short listed and only 36 were selected for the scholarship. Ruawai College principal, Stephen Fordyce says that Jamie was an all rounder at high school and won best actor in a historical role award at the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival for his performance in King Lear and was involved in The Kaipara Affair documentary which was shown at the New Zealand Film Festival. He began a bachelor of commerce degree in 2010 and enjoyed a compulsory law paper so much that he decided to undertake conjoint degree of law and

 Scholarship winner Jamie Crosbie

commerce and has currently completed his second year of a five year degree. Jamie says he tries to return to Ruawai to catch up with family and friends as often as he can and his summer job at a surf shop will provide a break from the pressures of being a law student.

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the options any decisions made in regards to of d rme info you p kee e ns. gress as a result of those decisio advised that Commissioners wer In previous communications, I being considered and of the pro rds rega in es issu oric hist the resolve working as quickly as possible to Accountability t week, we will be formally nex ting mee l nci Cou ncil’s to rates. At the a par Kai w allo and tten to Commissioners about Cou es issu se tho address Many people have spoken or wri The t. deb the considering an initiative to help for ible ons t those resp and not just the past. debt, and about bringing to accoun nity mu to begin focusing on the future com the in this sentiment Commissioners are very aware of issues of accountability. There are ress Historical rating errors add to and are doing all we can the ng rati the h wit l dea to s re of to ensure we do not make ring option e legal issues we need to be awa At the meeting, we will be conside som t tha e not to nt orta 6-2012. It is imp errors that occurred between 200 situation worse. cedural or technical. The services pro e wer e ting an investigation into the most of the errors mad Auditor-General’s office is conduc d. The plie sup l stil e wer for pay eme. The poor management of which the rates helped whai community waste-water sch nga Ma now due are ich wh ch of Council’s debt. As soon as 2012/2013 rates eme has been responsible for mu sch None of these errors apply to the the a and e mad e wer we will be considering it with s, historical errors itor-General’s report is available, Aud and need to be paid. Nonetheles the , to ed. ress add be y have asked that the steps we can, as quickly as we can number of people, quite rightly, urgency and will take whatever le to us – some better than others. address the issues raised. A number of options are availab ncil that will Cou to ort rep t more than 400 ratepayers le ilab ava y licl k, we also began holding to accoun wee s They are all detailed in a pub Thi ring side con In l. By now, most of those ting on December 18. e long-standing debts to Counci hav o be discussed at the Council mee wh be to: t wan l be mindful that we letter advising that Council will the options, Commissioners wil ratepayers will have received a t is men pay ess unl unpaid rates t and effective and is as fair as legal action to recover long-term cien ng effi taki is t tha tion solu a elop • dev received before Christmas. possible to all ratepayers, $450,000. It is money ers, pay owed by these people is around re complex for rate unt mo amo and se The wor ters mat ing mak • avoid your behalf. District and we are pursuing it on es the vid to d pro owe ich wh way a in and e sibl ers were appointed. I • fix the issues as quickly as pos 100 days since the Commission und aro now is It . ard forw g goin certainty e to offer us their support thank those people who continu to t to wan like ld We s. wou rate oric hist the correct hesitation in sharing their We also want to do more than just rate and their feedback. Kaipara people have no eted targ ai wh nga Ma the how le, of I would also like to address the inequities, for examp ) opinions and offering different points of view! eme sch the g ldin bui of t cos ital the cap have reconsidered their (which was used to help pay for ws thank those people who over the past month, allo t tha tion solu a t wan also unt. We ir rates in full. was applied. Fairness is paramo positions and have now paid the cerns to be addressed. con ir the for and say ir the e Kaipara community ratepayers to hav message we are getting from the ing elm rwh ove via The be may ard exactly what we are best way forw At this stage, it appears that the with it’. Please be assured that is on ‘get to er us Oth for . is ent liam Par to introduced legislation, where a Local Bill is doing. issues in a similar way. ilar sim ed ress Councils have add through all the normal channels, Sincerely The Local Bill would work its way tee would call for mit Com ect Sel The tee. mit including a Select Com the lic hearings – hopefully here in submissions and would hold pub Kaipara District. John Robertson w not quick. However, they will allo Unfortunately, these processes are can to Chairman of Commissioners e and move on. We will do all we us to deal with a significant issu

Looking forward

Your Commissioners

There is no doubt that the issues of the past need to be addressed, and we are working to do that as quickly as possible. However, Commissioners are also keen to ensure that we look forward and work alongside the people of Kaipara to help create a positive future. There are plenty of formal processes and planning instruments that help any district, including Kaipara, plan for the future. Council’s Long Term Plan considers financial, service, and asset management implications for the next 10 years. The District Plan sits alongside this and specifies development and resource use parameters.

Chairman

Richard Booth

John Robertson QSO

However most of us know that the future of any district is often shaped by efforts within its own communities. Kaipara is no different. Over the past three months, Commissioners have met with many community groups and have been impressed by their energy and passion. Increasingly, we are being asked to support initiatives from these groups and when we can, we are more than happy to do so. Creating a community is a partnership. If we can work with groups and individuals in the community to achieve good public outcomes, we will do so. If we can facilitate matters, or help lead great public initiatives, we will be happy to help. Just ask.

Colin Dale CNZM. JP.

To contact us To contact the Kaipara District Council, you should call 09 439 3123, or e-mail council@kaipara.govt.nz To contact the Commissioners, please contact the Council or email commissioners@kaipara.govt.nz Should you wish to communicate with Chairman John Robertson, please contact the Council or e-mail John at jrobertson@kaipara.govt.nz.

Peter Winder


Dampening down the dust  by Paul Campbell

The summer battle against dust that plagues many rural Kaipara residents living along the district’s 1,200 kilometres of unsealed roads is the subject of an unique roading trial underway at Tangowahine. The Kaipara District Council is testing a method of dust suppression in the hope of being able to offer a solution to the problem — at a cost. A commercial product which is designed to ‘bind’ the dust into the road surface is being trialled on two sections of Tangowahine Valley Road which are heavily used by forestry vehicles. The dust-binding additive is mixed into the road to a depth of 150 millimetres and the surface is then compacted. Roading manager, Henri van Zyl, says the focus of the trial is dust suppression but there may be other benefits, like strengthening the road base. He adds “the results will be closely watched for the next 12 months.” “We will regularly monitor the condition of the sections and keep a close eye on the maintenance cost.” However, he also says the process is relatively expensive and if it proves viable it is most likely the application would be used in assisting residents who approach the council over dust problems and that in most cases they would be expected to pay the council’s share of the cost. He stressed that the trial is still at a very early stage and it is far too early to know whether it will prove viable, let alone consider requests to use the technique.

“We would like to be in a position in 12 months where we can make a clear distinction of the cost benefits between the normal maintenance methods compared to the additive,” he says. The council believes there are a large number of sites throughout the district for the treatment if it proves successful.

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Santa arrives in Dargaville “The whole day is about the young and the young at heart,” said Lions parade committee member, Mike Collins. “We were so happy with the weather, it was raining at 8am when we put the cones out.” Circus Kumarani were there in their usual colourful style along with the Girls Brigade with a ‘seeking Christ’ theme. Also in the line-up were Keas and Cubs, Dargaville Primary School, Norfolk Court, St Johns Ambulance and the Dargaville Vintage Machinery Club along with Santa and many more. First prize for best float went to the Girls Brigade with runner up Norfolk Court and in third place was the Kaipara District Council. The Dargaville Lions Club and the Northern Wairoa Lions Club fundraise throughout the year for the event. “We were really happy with the parade and we’re looking forward to an even better one next year,” added Mr Collins.

Kaipara Christmas Messages Sue, Jacqui and Janelle would like to wish all their valued customers a

The Dargaville MeDical cenTre

Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

happy and safe holidays to everyone!! 25 December

Emergency Surgery Hours: 9am-11am

26 December

Emergency Surgery Hours: 9am-12noon

27, 28 & 31 December

Normal Surgery Hours: 7.30am-5.30pm

1, 2 January

Emergency Surgery Hours: 9am-12noon

3 January onwards: normal hours 7.30am-5.30pm ruawai

Last Day: 21 December — Re-opening: 14 January

Te Kopuru

Doctors Clinic Last Day: 20 December — Re-opening: 7 February Nurses Clinic Last Day: 17 December — Re-opening: 14 January

09 439 8079 (24 hours)

Wishing all Kaipara residents a safe and happy holiday season Please note our office will be closed from 3pm Friday 21 December 2012 to 8:30am Monday 7 January 2013

Thank you for your support throughout 2012 We will be closed from the 25th of December and reopen on the 3rd of January 2013 Dargaville United Travel 87 Victoria Street, Dargaville

09 439 8303

www.unitedtravel.co.nz

Email: hammonds.law@xtra.co.nz

WindoW & door ServiceS WINDOW & DOOR SERVICES

Supply, InStallatIon & ServIcIng

Congratulations to Samantha Burr — winner of our holiday hamper draw.

Festive greetings

and happy holidays from all your local Ray White team at Jean Johnson Realty.

Wishing all OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS a happy and safe Christmas and a FANTASTIC Year in 2013 from Kevin, Dustin, Shannon and Jeannie We are closed from 24th December to 3rd January.

Glass Replacement — Insurance Mirrors • TableTops • Cat/Dog Doors Security Doors & Grills • Locks • Stays Jean Johnson 027 499 6493, 09 439 7575 www.jeanjohnsonrealty.co.nz

Jean Johnson Realty

and a safe and prosperous

New Year from Harley and John at

DREADON & KELLIHER We will be available for Emergencies only during the festive Season

Beach Road Ph: 09 439 6577 John 027 494 2919 Harley 027 513 8623

PHONE 09 439 7099 11 Hokianga Rd, Dargaville

Merry Christmas

urgent calls phone Kevin Sowter 32 gladstone St, Dargaville Mob 027 275 0918, ph/Fax 09 439 6458

Merry Christmas Victor and Angela wish their valued customers a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday Our office will be closed on Friday, 21st of December and re-open on Thursday 17th of January 2013

Dargaville aluminium & glass lTD 13 Normanby Street, Dargaville

09 439 7102


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Kaipara among the best at Northland Sports Awards  by Rose Rees-Owen

While Olympic athletes Blair Tuke and Fiona Southorn took away the top awards for sportsman and sportswoman, Kaipara held their own at the Konica Minolta Northland Sports Awards in Whangarei last Friday. Baylys Beach resident, Ross Gillespie took home the official of the year award and the Kai Iwi Lakes Water Ski Club won team of the year. “It’s nice to be recognised, but I’m only one in a team of officials who make swimming possible,” says Ross. He became an official through his children, with swimming a big part of life for the Gillespie family. His wife, Carlrine is also vice-president of Swimming Northland. Twelve years ago his daughter, Taryn, began swimming. She achieved achieving top awards and picked up the sporting dux for the second year in a row recently at Dargaville High School. His son Kyran was on his way to a swimming competition in West Auckland when the tornado hit last

Thursday where he achieved top times. Among Ross’ list of achievements include being he was a judge and referee at the New Zealand juniors, and a referee at the NZ open water championships early this year. The Water Ski Club was were ecstatic to receive their award. Among their members was Toni Atkinson who grew up at the Kai Iwi Lakes and won sportswoman of the year at the Kaipara sports awards. Organiser, Stu Middleton from Sport Northland Whangarei, said it was that the calibre of nominees was outstanding and the event it was the pinnacle awards for sport in Northland with around 300 people attending, including Whangarei  Top, from left: Northland MP, Mike Sabin with official of the year, Ross Gillespie and Whangarei MP, Phil Heatley MP, Phil Heatley and Northland MP, Bottom, from left: Waterski Ski club members, Max Adams, Xanthe Adams, Curtis Williams and Toni Mike Sabin. Atkinson with Richie Guy who presented the award

Kaipara Christmas Messages Christmas preperations at The Kauri Museum, Matakohe

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Maungaturoto Autopainters (McCook Ltd) Open over Christmas/New Year

For all your paint and panel repairs

31 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

Ph 09 431 8545 After hours 09 431 8547 Merry Christmas to our members, and to our supporters. We look forward to providing farmers with ongoing benefits in 2013.

Our membership benefits include Local & central government advocacy, Telford – A Division of Lincoln University Agricultural courses. Free Sharemilking, Employment, Grazing and Stock Leasing Agreements. Ford/Mazda vehicle membership discounts.

Farmers oF New ZealaNd

Call now to join Phone 09 439 5219 | Fax 09 439 5719 P.O. Box 484, Whangarei, Northland mail: newzealandfarmers@xtra.co.nz www.newzealandfarmers.com

Family Link Childcare Centre wishes you a safe and happy Christmas. Best wishes for 2013. Centre closes 5.30pm, 20 December 2012. Centre re-opens 7.30am, 14 January 2013. 38 Parore Street Dargaville 0310 Phone (09) 439 6685

Associates Hair To all our valued customers

We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Closed from the 25th December till the 7th January

Congratulations to Mikki for completing her finals!

For an appointment call in or phone today 1 Kapia Street Dargaville

Phone 09 439 7111


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Legal Eagle recognised as ‘Local Hero’

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Holiday fun with a difference

 by Kim Munro

Retired lawyer, Clive Boonham, was honoured with a ‘Kiwibank Local Hero’ awards in a ceremony held in Whangarei last week. He was one of seven chosen from 200 nominations in the category, part of the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards 2013. Now in its fourth year, the local hero accolades have established themselves as the ultimate recognition for good deeds in the community. “It was a total surprise,” said Mr Boonham. “Judi and I had been overseas and when we got back there was a letter saying I had been given the award.” Otherwise known as the ‘legal  Clive Boonham (left), with the Mayor of Whangarei Morris Cutforth eagle’, Mr Boonham was recognised for championing the legal and moral rights of all winners are unsung heroes whose selflessness Kaipara ratepayers and in particular Mangawhai has had a profound effect on the lives of so many residents. in the community.” His citation read: ‘Clive does this using many In his speech, Mr Boonham gave thanks to his hours of his own time at his own cost and has wife, Judi and ‘the team’, saying ‘all the work we do become the centre of hope for many of the is for a good cause.’ elderly and poor of Kaipara who are being put Nearly 180 medals will be presented nationwide under tremendous hardship both financially and over the next few weeks with one national Local emotionally. Heroes winner to be announced at the New The award was presented by Whangarei Mayor, Zealander of the Year Gala in Auckland in February Morris Cutforth who said, “many of these medal next year.

With the school holidays looming, the annual question arises of just how to keep the youngsters entertained. The Kauri Museum has stepped up this year with a comprehensive approach which is expected to provide many hours of entertainment and activity. “We will be having plenty of things happening with a real pioneer flavour, as we aim to provide an experience for children of what it was like back when their grandparents were kids,” said museum CEO Bet Nelley. “There will be gum-polishing, storytelling, toys from yesteryear, craft activities, dress-ups and games, and a lot more. “Our staff will be getting into the spirit of this adventure and will be taking kids on ‘museum trails’ looking at things through children’s eyes. “The festive season is already acknowledged at the museum with the colonial home decorated for Christmas with Victorian handmade decorations. It is beautiful.” Ms Nelley added that the museum was open free to local residents of the former Otamatea district.

 Preparing for Christmas at The Kauri Museum

Kaipara Christmas Messages Kaihu Motors

Open through Christmas & New Year

Stuart Sterling

Wishing all our customers a safe Christmas and a Happy New Year

Seasons Greetings to all my valued clients

Petrol • Diesel • eftPos WeekenD tyre service • Groceries It’s a long way to the next fuel stop

“check your fuel Gauge” state HiGHWay 12, kaiHu Phone 09 439 0750

Financial Adviser

Take care and drive safely during the holiday season. My office will be closed from December 19th 2012 until January 21st 2013.

Emergency calls to Stuart 021 985 108 or Bevan 021 819 655. General insurance enquiries 0508 806 244. Representing

and other leading companies

ARATAPU TAVERN CHRISTMAS CHEER IN ARATAPU Sat 22nd Dec . . . . . .

Santa Claus 12-3pm

No charge — bring your camera for pictures with Santa Harry

Tue 25th Dec . . . . . . By reservation only — $50 per person

Roast Christmas Dinner 11am-3pm

Full menu, bar snacks and courtesy van available Follow us on Facebook • Doors Open 11am

space s i h t h c t a W re to come — mo

Phone 09 439 5923 • www.aratapu.com

RadiatoR RepaiRs All Models

All MAkes

Fast efficient service for radiator repairs

Cars, trucks and vans — we do the lot.

Comber & Seymour ltd 16 Normanby Street, Dargaville Phone 09

439 7270

Christmas and New Year Council Office and Library Hours For after hours service phone 0800 72 7059 or 0800 100 388 Dargaville office will be closed from 12noon Monday 24 December 2012 and will open 8am Thursday 3 January 2013. Kaiwaka office will be closed from 12noon Monday 24 December 2012 and will open 8:30am Thursday 3 January 2013. Kaiwaka Information Centre will be open between 8.30am and 4.30pm except for Christmas Day. Community Library Hours Dargaville Library will be closed from 12noon Monday 24 December and re-open 9:30am Thursday 3 January 2013. Kaiwaka Library will be closed 2pm Saturday 22 December and re-open 4pm Monday 7 January 2013. Ruawai Library will be closed 2:30pm 13 December and re-open 9am Monday 4 February 2013. Paparoa Library will be closed 1pm Friday 21 December and re-open 9:30am Friday 4 January 2013. Mangawhai Library will be closed Tuesday 25 December and Wednesday 26 December and Tuesday 1 January and Wednesday 2 January 2013. Maungaturoto Library will be closed on Monday 24 December and re-open Thursday 27 December, closed again Monday 31 December, re-opening again on Thursday 3 January 2013.

Kaipara District Council would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year !


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Kind hearted contest showcases Kaipara  by Rose Rees-Owen

The Dargaville facebook page announced the six finalists for their photo competition with organisers, Rose Sterling and Sarah Tittleton overwhelmed by over 100 entries. “We were blown away not just by the number of entries but the quality also. It took us a good couple of hours just to go through them all and come up with our top six,” says Rose. The winning photo will be showcased on a promotional billboard and local businesses have chipped in with other prizes. The Kaipara Lifestyler have donated $100 in petrol vouchers along with $75 cash from the Dargaville Business Forum, another $75 in gift vouchers from Newman’s Engineering, Funky Fish vouchers, $50 cash prize and a Salt Art masterpiece. Inspired by the ‘pay it forward’ theme the winner will give one of their prizes to someone less fortunate. “The idea is particularly timely around Christmas when for so many of us it can be a stressful time so to have somebody do something nice can make a big difference to someone’s day or week.”

 Silvia Juretich — Homeward Bound — Kaipara Harbour

The winner will be announced on December 14 at 3pm. Rose and Sarah wish that all six could go on a billboard, but she says it

comes down to funding and encourages anyone who can help with sponsorship to contact her on 09 439 0144 or email billboardcompetition@gmail.com.

 Jamie Melanson — Ripiro Beach Coastline

Kaipara Christmas Messages Oh No! It’s that time of year again already!

from all the team at Kaipara Flooring. We’ll see you in the new year at our extensive showroom at 32 Hurndall Street in Maungaturoto.

09 946 9886

CALL CHRISTINE TODAY for a no-obligation quote

021 515 415

Wishing all our customers a safe and happy holiday season

le m b ar ila -F va On ce A i rv Se

Merry Christmas

Tractor Tyres – all farm types

For tyres, wheel alignment, batteries, alloy wheels, fitting and balancing

Wishing everyone safe travels and happy holidays • Kerikeri 09 407 7168 • Kaikohe 09 405 2004 • Kawakawa 09 404 3055 • Kaitaia 09 408 6035 • Dargaville 09 439 3060 24 months to pay, usual criteria applies

My staff (Susie, Deborah, Kim, Debbie, Heather, Hunter and Kayden) and I wish all our customers, friends and relations a very

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

HOLIDAY HOURS

Closed 25 -26 & 31 December 2012 1st -2nd January 2013 th

th

st

We are otherwise available for business as usual

24/7

Service

Snooks is closed 20th Dec – 8th Feb

SnookS SnookS Slaughtering and Processing

P: 09 439 7172

E: dargaville@laserelectrical.co.nz www.dargaville.laserelectrical.co.nz

245a Waihue Road Dargaville

Ray Snooks S.E.O.B. 09 439 8882

 

Open everyday except Christmas day Late nights Friday 21 December Saturday 22 December Sunday 23 December Monday 24 December

Marita, Keith & the Team at Kaiwaka Cheese Shop wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year. www.cheese-shop.co.nz STATE HWY 1 • KAIWAKA • NORTHLAND

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team at Randells Suzuki Closing at 3pm on Monday the 24th December Re-opening at 8am on Monday 7th of January 2013

Randells Suzuki 8 Kapia St, Dargaville Phone 09 439 6952


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 Pat Milich — Dargaville Bridge

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 Silvia Juretich — Come the night

 Jae Carey — Kaipara Rocks — horses at Clarks Bay  Robyn Preston — Baylys Beach Puddles

Kaipara Christmas Messages Now proudly delivering Kaipara Lifestyler weekly

Christmas Greetings to all our Customers

Dedicated to serving Rural New Zealand Wishing All our Customers a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

C&C Contract Electrical Dargaville Craig Burrell Registered Electrician

Electrical problems over the Christmas break.

No worries give us a call

Freephone

Merry

Christmas

to all our customers Thanks for a great 2012!

Wishing everyone a Safe Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

0800 731 299 Closed Stat Holidays only

The Wool Centre Ltd OwNeD by R. D. CONtRaCtORs

69 Victoria Street Dargaville Ph 09 439 3175

54 Victoria Street, Dargaville • Ph 09 439 7498

63 Victoria Street Phone: 09 439 8647

Wishing all our customers a very

Merry Christmas! Closed Statutory Days Only For emergency call outs these holidays phone (if no answer please leave your number and we will respond ASAP)

Phone Craig 021 440 634 09 439 6465

027 496 1110

15 Hokianga Rd Dargaville Ph 09 439 7184 A/H 027 496 1110 Fx 09 439 6650 Email davisonelectrical@vodafone.co.nz

YOUR LOCAL FREEVIEW EXPERTS — CALL US FIRST

Open Mon–Fri 7–5.30pm Sat 8–1pm

Chicken Thighs $7.50/kg crumbed or plain BBQ Steak $11.99/kg BBQ Sausages & k $ ea St Q B B of 10 uy B itzel FREE! hn $ Sc d be um Cr 10 t ge and the team at the meat co. wish all our customers a merry christmas and a happy new year!


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Kaipara Christmas Messages RUAWAI PIzzA BAR & STEAKHOUSE Fully licenced indoor/outdoor dining

Christmas time in the Kaipara

Keas on parade in Dargaville

Maungaturoto and Districts Rotary Club dinner

Closed 25th Dec to 28th Dec 2012 Open 29th and 30th Dec 2012 Closed 1st Jan 2013 Usual hours from 2nd Jan 2013

Dargaville Little Theatre elves

6 days, Tues-Sun Summer Hours November - February Lunch11:30am-2pm, Dinner 4pm till late

10 Wharf rd ruaWai

09 439 2928 • 027 488 8656 Phone for lunchtime bookings

 Christmas fare was on the table for 120 senior citizens when the Maungaturoto and Districts Rotary Club held a festive dinner for 120 people at the Maungaturoto Centennial Hall, with entertainment provided by pupils of music teacher Maura Flower. Enjoying the evening event: (l/r) Norman Dalebrook, Beth Dalebrook Mary Corke and Terry Hanna.

Merry Christmas from the team at Farmlands Dargaville!

Farmlands Trading Society Limited FAR21630

Our Trading hours over the Christmas and New Year period are as follows Monday 24th December Christmas Day Tuesday 25th December Boxing Day Wednesday 26th December Thursday 27th December Friday 28th December Saturday 29th December Sunday 30th December Monday 31st December

8am - 3pm Closed Closed 8am - 5pm 8am - 5pm 9am - 12pm Closed 8am - 3pm

new years Day Tuesday 1st January Wednesday 2nd January Thursday 3rd January Friday 4th January Saturday 5th January Sunday 6th January Monday 7th January

Closed Closed 8am - 5pm 8am - 5pm 9am - 12pm Closed 8am - 5pm

We wish you all a very safe and enjoyable festive season and look forward to working with you in 2013!

T his Week’s Entertainment BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…

May the blessings of Peace, Love, Hope and Joy Be yours this Christmas!

T he Committee wishes all their members and families a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year

John, Margaret & Team Margaret & John Bishop

Closed from 2pm 21st Dec 2012 Re-opening 7th Jan 2013 Need emergency repairs? Contact John & Margaret on 09 439 5142 or 027 655 5216

Newman Engineering (2004) LTD 14-16 Beach Rd, Dargaville • 09 439 5065 • www.landplane.co.nz

Members, friends & clubs with reciprocal visiting rights welcome

Christmas functions available — to book call

Northern Wairoa Memorial

RSA

Hokianga Road • Ph 09 439 8164

Dargaville 1 River Road (09) 439 7693 dargaville@farmlands.co.nz

KEVIN REID CONTRACTING LTD

Kevin and the boy’s would like to wish all their clients a Merry

YOVICH HAYWARD PEVATS JOHNSTON LIMITED CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

47 NORMANBY STREET DARGAVILLE We advise all clients that our office will be closed for the Christmas break from 21st December 2012 and reopening on 21st January 2013. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.

ENGINEERING (2002) LTD

Christmas Holidays

Our workshop will be closed from 22nd December, re-opening 7th January

Christmas and a Safe and

Brian and the team would like to wish our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

Prosperous New Year. Call us for • Household Water Deliveries • Agricultural Contracting • Cartage • Bulk Metal Supplies • Hay & Silage •All Types of Digger Work

delivers

We will be operating right through-out Christmas

Dealers for the Kaipara district

2 BIG DEPOTS • Te Kowhai Rd, Ruawai • Day St, Dargaville

Emergencies Phone Brian: 027 414 1250

• PHONE 021 953 010 •

The Blue Building Pukeko St, Dargaville Ph 09 439 7392


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Value for money makes this diamond sparkle  by Andy Bryenton

Mitsubishi’s highly recognisable triple-diamond insignia may be centred on a newly styled grille, and the hard planes and corners of last year’s ‘jet fighter’ design may have been planed away to reveal a smooth, contoured shape — but don’t be fooled into thinking that the new Outlander is in any way a compromise. Just over a decade since Mitsubishi Motors coined the term ‘crossover’, the latest iteration of their go-anywhere, seven seater family friendly vehicle has been tuned for comfort, low environmental impact and clever convenience. It is part of a sweeping plan for 2013 which will see the Mitsubishi brand become more global and ‘green’, and if this offering is anything to go by, it will be a step in a very positive direction indeed. The new Outlander is styled in a way which is elegant rather than outrageous — the kind of vehicle which offers smart, reliable family practicality rather than huge air scoops and spoilers. That being said, the interior is filled with clever niches and third-row seats able to accommodate actual adults, yet also fold flat. A colour reversing camera, adaptive cruise control and full iPod and Bluetooth connectivity round out a suite of electronic safety and comfort features which also boasts a simple to operate yet powerful stereo. Mitsubishi call it ‘the more civilised SUV’, and part of this promise has been an extensive safety program, resulting in a vehicle which should not only attain but exceed ANCAP 5-star standards. There is a real sense that this is an ‘engineer’s car’, focused on safety and reliability rather than concept-vehicle flourishes. But any thoughts of staid performance are banished with a press of the start button. The 2.2 litre VR diesel which I drove felt responsive and willing, with minimal turbo lag off the line and a

very refined sound indeed — a far cry from the big diesel mills of early SUVs. Despite having impressive pick-up and cruising manners, the Outlander also boasts CO2 emissions of just 151gm/ km and an astounding fuel economy figure — a consolidated 5.8 litres per 100 kilometres. Mitsubishi have brought us shocking, aggressively styled and powerful machines in the past — just take a look at the EVO lineup for confirmation! But when engineering a vehicle for the modern family, they have turned away from noise and fire and instead crafted an economical, sensible and able four wheel drive which also gains an edge in the most important way of all — value for money. Mitsubishi’s diamond advantage warranty simply adds more shine to an accomplished performance from this automotive giant.

DON’T DRINK AND

FRY! Open

8am–5pm

CLOSING FOR CHRISTMAS 24TH DEC–11TH JAN (INCLUSIVE)

Monday 24th

Have a great Christmas!

Monday 31st

Closed and

For all things automotive see the best in town!

23 Freyberg St, Ruawai

and happy and safe 2013.

Dargaville Ford 54 Normanby Street DARGAVILLE P 09 439 7315 F 09 439 5961 dargavilleford.co.nz Lindsay 09 439 7152 or 027 499 1516 Jonathan 09 439 5273 or 021 100 1048

I T ’S BEEN N EW Z EALAND’S FAVOURI T E SUV FOR YEARS.

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Now it’s even better.

Diamonds Are Forever

wish you and your family a safe and festive holiday season

“Your Friendly Local Auto Specialist!”

09 439 2424

Merry Christmas

BR Vincen t LTD

Come in and see us to keep your vehicle running smoothly all summer long!

CALL US NOW!

The team at Dargaville Ford wish our valued customers a very

• Mechanical repairs • servicing • WOF car & Trailer

52 Beach Rd, Dargaville Ph 09 439 6395

NEW OUTLANDER Introducing the all-new Mitsubishi Outlander. It’s more advanced and more refined than ever. There are new 2.0L and 2.4L Smart MIVEC Petrol engines, which are up to 20% more efficient, as well as a new 2.2L Diesel option. You’ll drive even more cleanly and greenly with the new Eco Mode system. You’re kept very safe, thanks to ABS with EBD, Active Stability and Traction Control. VRX models feature e-Assist, which incorporates Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward

Collision Mitigation. Choose from 2 or 4 wheel drive for even more grip. The interior has been redesigned completely, with distinctly European styling, seven seats and a seven-inch touch screen with Satellite Navigation and audio controls on VRX models. The only things you’ll recognise from the previous model are the superb ride and the unbeatable Diamond Advantage Warranty. This all-new and rather smart package can be yours from $39,990 + ORC*.

CALL 0800 54 53 52, VISIT MMNZ.CO.NZ OR SEE US AT THE LOCATION BELOW TO ARRANGE A TEST DRIVE

Pacific Motor Group 36-50 Reyburn Street, Whangarei 09 430 4390 Specifications vary between models. Price listed is for 2.0L 2WD LS model – 4WD VRX model shown. Visit www.mmnz.co.nz for Diamond Advantage Warranty terms and conditions. Price excludes On Road Costs of up to $750 for Petrol models and $950 for Diesel models, which includes Registration, WoF and a full tank of fuel.

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Godfrey Motors

wish their many customers and friends a safe and happy Christmas and advise we will close on 21 st December and reopen on 7 th January

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Totara Street, Dargaville Phone 09 439 7666 Find

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Super commuter offers unrivalled fuel savings  by Andy Bryenton

The rise of automatic engine cut off systems in large vehicles has been heralded by the motoring press as a breakthrough in fuel economy, with these innovative electronically controlled engine management controls offering real and substantial gains in economy. In some vehicles (all the way up to a monstrous 16 cylinder Cadillac prototype) the system shuts down some of the cylinders when maximum power isn’t needed; in others, the entire engine is shut down when stopped at the lights or in traffic. It’s a great idea, but never before has it been implemented on that alreadyfrugal city favourite, the motor scooter. Honda have seen the niche and filled it elegantly with their brand-new PCX150,

New Ford Vehicles for Immediate Delivery If you have an Elders or Farmlands card or are a member of Federated Farmers, ask about a further discount

NEW Fiesta 1.6 Zetec, auto, a touch of class, painted Colorado Red..........................................................$25,741 + ORC NEW Fiesta 1.6, manual, painted True Red, bluetooth with voice control, alloy wheels, mudflaps, pin stripes............................................................................................. sPeCial $22,823 + ORC NEW RangeR XL 4WD, crew cab, painted Metropolitan Grey, auto, voice command with bluetooth, running boards, tow bar, tuff deck ...................................................................................$56,425 + ORC NEW teRRitORy RWD, 7 seater, 4.0L petrol, painted Havana, 6 speed auto, bluetooth, mudflaps, pinstripes etc ...............................................................................................................$47,329 + ORC

Pre-loved Cars

12 Kuga titanium 2.5 turbo, leather trim, high specs, painted Lunar Sky with delivery kms only ............................................................................... $44,490 inCludes ORC 12 FOCus Trend 2.0 TD, 6 speed power shift auto trans, rear park sensors, 16” alloy wheels, etc, painted Lunar Sky, only 8,300km ........................................................................................$30,990 12 FOCus Trend 2.0 petrol, 6 speed power shift auto trans, rear park sensors, 16” alloy wheels, painted Panther Black, 18,000km...............................................................................................$29,990 11 FalCOn FG XT, painted Edge, pre-registered, delivery kms only .........................................................................$36,990 11 FOCus ZETEC, 2.0 auto, 1 owner, only 7,000km, Vision Blue ................................................................................$26,990 11 mOndeO 2.0 TD Zetec, auto, low kms, driven by co-director ..........................................................ReduCed $32,990 11 mOndeO 2.0 TD Zetec, auto, 9,400km, painted Morello Red, safety plus economy ...................................... $33,990 11 mOndeO 2.3 auto liftback, only 21,700km, driven by Ford executive, huge savings ........................................$27,990 11 teRRitORy TX AWD 2.7 TD (economy plus), 7 seater, 1 owner, only 31,538km, painted Silhouette Black, save over $12,000 on new..............................................................................................$47,990 10 FalCOn FG XR6, 1 owner, only 22,000km, immaculate, tow bar, monsoons etc ...........................................$34,990 10 FOCus 2.0 auto, 1 owner, 54,000km, painted Moonlight Silver, balance of new car warranty ....................$19,990 09 Fiesta 1.6 Zetec manual, 1 owner, 57,000km, stunning in Panther Black .......................................................$16,990 09 FOCus 2.0 auto, always popular, painted silver, 75,800km.. ..............................................................................$16,990 07 mOndeO 2.0 manual, 52,000km, 1 owner, immaculate ......................................................................................$16,990 07 FalCOn BF11 XT, 1 owner, only 25,000km, reverse camera, painted Ego .........................................................$20,990 05 teRRitORy TX AWD, 7 seater, tow bar, 137,000km, painted Offshore Blue .............................. ReduCed $17,990 05 mOndeO 3.0ST, 6 speed manual. 155,000km, performance plus ................................................ReduCed $12,990 05 FalCOn BAII XR6, 2 owners, well above average...................................................................................................$13,990 04 FalCOn BA XR6, red, auto, 162,870km, real nice looker.......................................................................................$12,990 03 FalCOn BA XR8, painted Venom Red, auto, a fine example, well looked after, 81,000km .........................$20,990 03 FalCOn BA XR6, only 120,000km by 2 owners, nice in Narooma Blue .............................................................$12,990 03 FaiRmOnt BA Ghia, leather trim, painted Harvest Green .....................................Really gReat Value $9,990 02 nissan bluebiRd 1.5, auto, only 52,500km, very tidy...................................................................ReduCed $7,990 00 FaiRmOnt GHIA AUII, 2 local owners .........................................................................................................COming sOOn 99 FaiRmOnt AU Ghia V8 these are hard to find! ....................................................................................................... $8,490 99 laseR 1.8 GLXi, manual, 5 door hatch, 2 local owners, drives great ................................................................... $6,490 99 nissan WingROad G, silver, manual, 193,123km .................................................................................................$4,990 97 mOndeO 2.0GLX auto liftback, well above average ................................................................................................$4,990 00 suZuKi gRand VitaRa, 2.5 petrol, only 89,900kms, always popular ........................................................$12,990

Light Commercials

12 RangeR XLT 4WD 3.2 TD (new model), crew cab, 6 speed manual, complete with canopy, tow bar, tuff deck, ex Ford Executive driven, painted Black Mica, a rare opportunity ......................................$57,990 09 nissan PatHFindeR Ti 4/4, 7 seater, 2.5TD, 1 owner, painted Black, leather trim, 78,550km ...............$41,490 08 RangeR XL 4WD, super cab, flat deck, tow bar, only 45,130km, 1 owner ........................................................ $33,990 02 COuRieR XLX, 2.5D, 4/2, crewcab, 148,000km, painted Ocean Blue, very tidy .................................COming sOOn 02 COuRieR XL 2WD, single cab, painted Nifty Red, flat deck, only 119,000km, 2 owners ................................$10,990 01 COuRieR XLX 4WD 2.5 TD, crew cab, 1 owner, absolutely immaculate, only 46,000km, painted Ocean Blue, running boards, tow bar, tuff deck ........................................................................................$20,990 01 COuRieR XL 2WD 2.6i petrol, supercab, always popular ....................................................................................... $8,490

the first vehicle of its kind of offer complete engine stop when the scooter is stationery. That’s not to say that the PCX is a ‘one trick wonder’. Power hasn’t been sacrificed for this economy — the PCX150’s single-cylinder, liquid cooled four stroke cruises without drama at motorway speeds, while sipping frugally from its 5.9 litre tank to offer a claimed 256 kilometres of travel. In the real world of traffic jams and queues this may prove even better than what Honda engineers allow — and as a bonus, the automatic shut down system is sure to increase engine life and reliability. Honda’s legendary Cub scooter is the vehicle which mobilised south-east Asia, and the company has added a clever design and smooth, futuristic

Honda PCX150 Stylish and sporty commuter.

lines to their latest offering to bring the same ideals which motivated the Cub into 21st century New Zealand. While storage space is still minimal (as always on scooters and motorcycles), the fun factor is definitely to the fore, both in the PCX’s looks and in its learner-friendly stable, responsive handling. All in all, this is an advanced and well-designed little machine, capable and quiet in operation and very well priced for the entry level rider. While the PCX lacks the power and acceleration of larger motorcycles, the key scooter boxes are all ticked — fun, practicality, style and safety — and Honda have shown once again that they are looking toward the future with their fuel economy prowess.

$4,995.00 plus on road costs

Ring us today. Finance subject to credit approval.

now at Planet Honda. n

Dargaville Ford

54 Normanby Street DARGAVILLE P 09 439 7315 F 09 439 5961 dargavilleford.co.nz www.facebook.com/dargavilleford

Lindsay A/H 09 439 7152 or 027 499 1516 Anthony A/H 09 432 8968 or 027 439 7015

Go Further

Planet Honda Cnr Woods and Railway Roads, Whangarei Phone 09 438 9780 • Mobile 027 575 2638 planethonda@xtra.co.nz


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Kaipara Service Directory ATS ProPerty Maintenance & rePair

CHICKEN FERTILISER & LIME

ENGINEERING (2002) LTD

PH/FAX 09 439 7392 MOB 027 414 1250 PUKEKO ST DARGAVILLE 0310 batythomas@xtra.co.nz

• Fences & Repairs • Flooring Repairs • Decks • Kitchen/Bathroom Fit Outs • Wet Wall Lining • Water Blasting & Chemical Washes • Windows & Latches • Plus Much More

• All general engineering requirements • Suppliers of Waikato Milking Systems • Lowara Pumps • Hi Tech Effluent Systems

No jobRing tooAndrew small

Covering the Kaipara! Cell 0274 557 750

Mike Collins

021 22 33 470

nzphotography@live.com www.dragonseye.co.nz

web:

www.esthetica.co.nz

phone: 09

439 6880

8 Portland Street Dargaville

Greg Brownie

Locally owned and operated • Prepwork • Concrete grinding

Quality workmanship guaranteed Phone 027 439 7565 or 439 7564

Office: 09 299 64 86 www.bennettfertilisers.co.nz

Pick Up & Delivery Service Available Conditions apply

Specialists in Skin Health Skin Rejuvenation Permanent Hair Reduction Anti-aging Treatments All aspects of beauty therapy

Floor Sanding • Floor restoration • New floors sanded and coated

Phone: 021 724 327 (Neil) or 021 270 6828 (Bruce)

C H A I N S AW S & M OW E R S

relax revise renew • Engagement Portraits • Weddings • Family Portraits

A natural, cost effective all year round N.P.K fertiliser for pasture, maize crops, market gardens & small blocks. We supply, cart & spread. Also: • Lime • Wood shavings • Metal • Sand

Phone / Fax: 09 439 7172 E: dargaville@laserelectrical.co.nz www.dargaville.laserelectrical.co.nz

Lo caL D e aL e rs fo r:

3 Parore St, Dargaville • Ph 09 439 8881

•  Audio Visual •  Domestic Wiring •  Lighting Shop •  Security / CCTV Systems •  Heat Pumps •  Refrigeration •  Repairs & Maintenance •  Cowshed Electrical Systems •  Air Conditioning / Ventilation

Lyn’s Cake Creations Cakes for all occasions no job too big or too small Phone Lyn

09 439 0751 www.lynscakecreations.com Tile Installation Specialists www.tiletex.co.nz 66a Victoria St Dargaville

Established over 60 years your local funeral director Male and Female staff available to discuss all funeral arrangements Pre-paid and pre-arranged funeral options

Showroom Open Monday / Friday 9.00am / 4.00pm

FREECALL 0800 66 77 47

Innovative Design / Industry Leading Technology

199 Kamo Road • Whangarei • 437 5799 • Tollfree 0800 667 747

WEED

CONTROL CROP, GUN & PASTURE SPRAYING All Enquiries Welcome

Ph 439 4455

Windy ridge contracting Ltd Servicing the Kaipara and Whangarei Districts. If we cant do it, we know someone who can.

Fast efficient service — satisfaction guaranteed

• Round Bale Hay and Silage • Medium Square Baling • Cultivation

• Power Harrow and Air Seeder • Undersowing

Also sourcing standing grass, hay and silage.

027 6689908

ARCHITECTURAL BUILDING PLANS AND DESIGNS WRIGHT DESIGN

QUALIFIED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNERS NZCAD, L.B.P. 117345

40+ years experience • All designs/plans council guaranteed FREE site/house visit Ask Brian for your discount

CONTACT STEVE SLACK

28 Years’ Experience All types of Agricultural Spraying Undertaken PHONE 09 432 0181 a/h MOBILE 027 474 3436

Stuart Wordsworth

Phone Colin 09 439 7266 or 021 882 857

72 SPINDLER ROAD WELLSFORD 0972 (off Wayby Valley Road) office 09 423 8092 mobile 021 276 7389 email brianwright@clear.net.nz www.wrightdesign.co.nz

NorthSouth Multi Media Ltd Privately Owned and Operated

p 09 439 6933 e info@thelifestyler.co.nz PO Box 474, Dargaville 0340

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Give them a piece of the Kaipara this Christmas!

To walk with kings  by Brian Eastwood

Original, affordable works from talented local artists – the ultimate gift for friends and family.

Muddy Waters Gallery Cnr of Kapia St and Parenga St, Dargaville

Arts Associat

ion

GALLERY HOURS

Mon to Wed 10am–4pm Thu 10am–5.30pm Fri 10am–4pm Sat 10am–1pm

Sometimes the parents and pupils of Te Kopuru School must have wondered if their head master was a teller of tall tales. Although he had travelled the world experiencing many adventures, there was one special story he always loved to tell. It was the 1880’s decade and the headmaster’s name was John Lindley, born in Shropshire in England in 1828 and educated in York. When he was thirty years old he took a job in India as a traffic manager for an East India Railway Company. With his life long interest in education, he was also manager of the Schoolbook Society in Calcutta. Lindley then decided to migrate to New Zealand and came to live in Te Kopuru. In Calcutta he had became a member of two Masonic Lodges, an involvement he continued in Dargaville when he was elected Master in St. George’s Lodge in only their second year. Celebrating the opening of their new school building in June 1880, 60 children were given tea and cakes. They in turn sang the National Anthem and followed with a play, coached by their recently appointed teacher, John Lindley, now a member of the local Dramatic Society and a noted singer and actor. Mr. J. M. Dargaville congratulated Te Kopuru parents on their “possessing a teacher so specially qualified as

Mr. Lindley.” Lindley served the school for fourteen years. The Anglican Church issued him a lay reader’s licence in 1884, a role he carried out at Te Kopuru’s St. Peter’s Church for twenty-two years. In perhaps a surprising change of direction, the head teacher retired in 1892 to start up a soft drink factory in Te Kopuru. Now there is a Te Kopuru street named Linley Crescent, although in a 1937 phone book it is recorded in one entry as Linley but in two other entries as Lindley Crescent. John Lindley retired to live in Auckland in 1905 and died there in 1917 aged 89 years. And what was his favourite yarn? When the King of England died in 1910 Lindley wrote a letter to the New Zealand Herald telling of an encounter in 1875 while shooting snipe in India. “While in a paddy field we saw a train with just one carriage pull up and two or three gentlemen got out to shoot over the same ground we had just traversed. Birds were plentiful. Everyone had good sport.” “I usually changed and had breakfast at a friend’s bungalow but I suddenly realised that the Prince of Wales, later Edward 7th, was already there taking a bath. Then the Prince stepped out of the bathroom dressed in a towel around his waist.

 Mr. John Lindley

My friend said “Allow me to introduce Mr. Lindley.” “Yes, but I have already met Mr. Lindley,” smiled the Prince, “and unless I am mistaken he has a better bag of snipe than I have.” In a short time we were all enjoying breakfast and conversation, the Prince taking part in a most genial manner. So that was my introduction to the King when clad in his royal robe, a bath towel.” It would be safe to say that not many Te Kopuru people have ever been able to top that story.

Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 09 439 6933

Closing date for classified advertising for the 18 December 2012 edition is 10am, Monday 10 December 2012. See our terms and conditions online at www.kaiparalifestyler.co.nz For Sale

For Sale

Business for Sale

Work Wanted

CHEAP CARPET Roll Ends — Room Sizes. Overlocking Service. Rodney Flooring Centre. 4 Station Road, Wellsford. Phone: 09 423 8169. 2013 CALENDER of Historic Homes of Northern Wairoa. $15 each. Phone 09 439 8309 or 09 439 8424 for Anglican Church.

½ PRICE Beds — Beds & More 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 — Beds & More 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 — Beds & More 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. CHEAP CARPET Roll Ends — Room Sizes. Overlocking Service. Rodney Flooring Centre. 4 Station Road, Wellsford. Phone: 09 423 8169. BATTERY BOXES, 2 Sizes for Boats & Caravans. Auto One Dargaville 09 439 8219. CAMPING GAS cookers and lights etc. Auto One Dargaville 09 439 8219.

LAWNMOWING ROUNDS For Sale. Push Mow & RideOn Rounds available. Start now and make great money immediately. Phone Crewcut Dargaville, Phone 0800 800 286, Mobile 021 889 304.

BLOCK LAYING and solid plastering. No job too small or big. Good rates. Phone John 09 431 5539 or 022 081 5317.

 0800 326 123 Plumbing and Heating Centre 102 Jervois Street, Dargaville Made locally

Quality coMpost brightleaf

• RICH & DARK • NO STINK! • EXCELLENT SOIL BOOSTER 40 L bags Sold at Dargaville ITM 09 439 8730 BULK $70 per m³ Sold at 103 Beach Road Call Bernie 09 439 6785

CARPET, SHORT ends $89p/m +gst, 2m wide vinyl from $39p/m +gst. Call Christine at Kaipara Flooring 09 946 9886 or 021 515 415. CHRISTMAS GIFTS — handcrafted and original — Muddy Waters Gallery, Dargaville. FISHING ROD & Reel combos, Special prices, Auto One Dargaville 09 439 8219. SECURE YOUR trailor, wheel clamps, $99.00. Auto One Dargaville 09 439 8219. TENTING THIS SUMMER? See our range from $99.00. Auto One Dargaville 09 439 8219. CHEAP CARPET Roll Ends — Room Sizes. Overlocking Service. Rodney Flooring Centre. 4 Station Road, Wellsford. Phone: 09 423 8169.

ALL GRADES OF SCRAP METAL WANTED

CANVAS & UPHOLSTERY, Trailer Covers, Bike Seats, Boat & Ute covers. Horse Cover repairs. Domestic & commercial. Phone: 09 439 4670, 021 246 6436. SAND BLASTING. Rust never sleeps. Blast, prime, topcoat for structural steel, barns, cowsheds, tanks, machinery, chassis, swimming pools. Western Blast ‘n’ Paint. Phone 09 439 6330.

We buy and remove Cars complete & incomplete - Tractors Trucks - Roofing Iron - Batteries - Copper Brass - Aluminium etc.

Little River Transport Ltd

Livestock for Sale

Beach Road Dargaville Monday-Friday 8-5 • Sat-Sun 8-3

MATAKOHE SALES

Work with your local licensed dealer

Friday 14 th December — 12:00pm Start Matakohe Salesyard (under cover), Tinopai Rd

Phone 09 439 4940

Ruawai Homekills Full service slaughtering & processing of Beef, Sheep, Pigs, Deer, Goats

All Beef aged Salami ~ Bacon ~ Ham ~ Sausages Hamburger Patties Traditional Manuka wood smoked Bacon, Ham & Salami Over 25 years experience For prompt & professional service contact Wayne or Annette Phone 09 439 2020 • Cell 021 401 934 ruawaihomekills@gmail.com Information Packs Available Covering the Kaipara and Whangarei Regions

20 Boner Cows 8 2½ yr Fri Strs 10 2yr Hfd x Fri Strs 10 18mth Hfd x Bulls 6 Hfd x Fri Cows & Calves 15 15mth Ang x Strs 10 15mth Hfd x Fri Strs

20 15mth Char + Sim x Hfrs 50 15mth Hfd x Fri Hfrs 30 15mth Dev x Hfrs 60 Wnr Ang x Srs 40 Wnr Hfd x Fri Strs 40 Wnr Fri Bulls 60 Wnr Ang x Hfrs 40 Wnr Hfd x Fri Hfrs

* * NAIT COMPLIANT * *

CONTACT

TANKS

30,000L Water Tank $3,270 incl GST 25,000L Water Tank $2,747 incl GST

Work Wanted

Allan Swindlehurst 027 493 2844 A/Hrs 09 431 7081 Rob Stevenson 021 278 5291 A/Hrs 09 439 6847


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Phone 09 439 6933

Closing date for classified advertising for the 18 December 2012 edition is 10am, Monday 10 December 2012. See our terms and conditions online at www.kaiparalifestyler.co.nz Property Maintenance

Nurseries & Plants

Public Notices

Public Notices

ATS PROPERTY Maintenance & Repair. Fences & Repairs • Kitchen/Bathroom Fitouts • Waterblasting• Flooring Repairs • Decks • Windows & Latches • Plus much more. No job too small. Phone/fax 09 439 8628. Cell 027 455 7750.

NATIVE PLANTS at wholesale prices direct to the public from Babylon Coast Gardens Ltd. Visit our stall at the Riverside Market on Thursdays between 2pm and 5.30pm. Or call at the Nursery at 1246 Babylon Coast Road, Dargaville, open Saturdays 10am to 4pm. Great discounts for purchases of 50 or more plants, delivery service available. Enquiries welcome, phone 09 439 4223.

HOME CHEESEMAKING workshops with Ad Clarijs — experienced local cheesemaker. Affordable, easy to understand comprehensive courses participate as much as you like. Workshops: Gouda style hard cheese — 1 day workshop 9am–3pm lunch included. Camembert style soft cheese — ½ day 9am–12noon. Contact: Ad — 021 215 4495. Email — windmillkiwi@gmail.com.

DAISY RIVER trips operating now. Phone Sue Taylor 09 439 4675. Email: Kauriinfo@xtra.co.nz.

SEMI-RETIRED, GARDEN maintenance, painting, small carpentry work, house hand wash, paint-stripping back to wood windows etc. Long experience, available now, good rate. Phone Robert 027 423 1166. WATER TANK Vacuum clean, Full tank OK, Waste no more than 1000 litres. $250.00 for up to 25,000 litre tank. Also full pump out and scrub and leaks fixed. Phone Wals 09 437 3936 or 021 932 225.

Garage Sale GARAGE SALE, Saturday 15th December, 9am start, Catholic Church Carpark.

To Let

Excellent 4 bedroom house for Rent next to the Museum. Suitable for retired couple for artisan References required

Weekly rental $280 5 Church Road RD 1 Matakohe Northland 0593 p: 09 431 7417 e: admin@kaurimuseum.com w: www.kaurimuseum.com

Situations Vacant

ARE YOU UP TO THE

CHALLENGE? IF SO, THEN

WE NEED

YOU

We are expanding our telephone sales division, due to our community focus and belief in the NZ economy.

What you can bring: • Enthusiasm – heaps of it; actually you need truckloads! • The ability to build relationships – it’s true, some of your clients will become great friends. • Great communications skills and the ability to work as part of a team… Okay, so not just someone who can yak and socialise, but actually empathise with clients and commit to your workmates.

WE arE oFFEring: • Opportunity – We are going places and we’ll take you with us! • Stability – our growth has been through the roof. • Ongoing Training – we know we can always learn more – and we’ll teach you! If you think you can keep pace with us (If you can then you will already know it…), then call in the first instance – we are local and we want your first contact with us to be easy – and we’ll all work out if we’re a good fit for each other.

09 439 6933 info@thelifestyler.co.nz Do you have what it takes to accept our challenge? Publishers of Kaipara Lifestyler, Northland Farming Lifestyles, Waikato Farming lifestyles, Taranaki/Manawatu Farming Lifestyles, and Canterbury Farming.

Public Notices ART AND handcrafted gifts for Christmas — Muddy Waters Gallery, Dargaville.

PROPOSED TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

RUAWAI & TOKATOKA Memorial Hall. The Ruawai Hall is in the process of restructuring, both in hire charges and custodial care. From 1 January 2013 the phone contact for information or booking to hire will be: Carolyn Wessel Home Phone: 09 439 2507 Cell Phone: 027 439 2028 Standby Phone Contact: Debbie Osborne 09 439 2133.

Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the Kaipara District Council hereby gives notice that Dynamo Cycling and Sports Club Inc. has made an application to have the following road temporarily closed on the days and at the times below for the safe finishing of day one and the starting of day two of the 2013 BDO Tour of Northland Cycle Challenge.

Any objections to this proposal should be in the hands of the Kaipara District Council by 5pm Monday 14 January 2013.

Sale Of Liquor Act 1989 Section (9)4

Plumbing and Heating Centre

Dargaville available to buy or rent. Great value, sunny units. Suitable for independent, active, over 60’s. Masons and non-Masons very welcome.

This is the second publication of this notice. The first notice was published on 04/12/2012.

For an application form or more information

visit www.northlandmasonictrust.co.nz

102 Jervois Street, Dargaville

or call Chris Mason (09) 438 3109.

DARGAVILLE

RIVERSIDE T PR ODUCE MARKE

Thursdays 2.00-5.30pm AD Focus Carpark, Dargaville Fresh & Local

DARGAVILLE

RIVERSIDE PRODUCE MARKET

Census Collectors Census is on Tuesday, 5 March 2013. We need people in your community to assist with delivering and collecting census forms. Six weeks paid work. Part-time, flexible hours. Full training provided.

www.census.govt.nz/jobs 0800 CENSUS

Kaipara Lifestyler Crossword

The general nature of the business to be conducted is a Restaurant.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 10 working days from the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Agency at Private Bag 1001, Dargaville.

PENSIONER UNITS TO BUY OR RENT

 0800 326 123

D & J Limited of Kaiwaka (Restaurateur), has made application to the District Licensing Agency at Kaipara for the grant of an On Licence in respect of the premises situated at 1917 State Highway One, Kaiwaka to be known as Spice Lounge.

This application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Kaipara District Licensing Agency at 1919 State Highway One, Kaiwaka.

SUMMER TIME River cruises aboard Daisy. Phone Sue Taylor 09 439 4975. Email: kauriinfo@xtra.co.nz.

Two bedroom Units in the Hokianga Rd Masonic Village,

Application For

The days on which and the hours during which liquor is intended to be sold under the licence are Monday to Sunday 9am–1am the following day.

MUDDY WATERS Gallery Dargaville — handcrafted Christmas gifts.

BATHROOM WARE Full range of Bathroom ware, Tapware, Kitchen sinks and more at

Thursday 14 March 2013 – 11:30am to 3pm Victoria St between SH12 and Awakino Rd Friday 15 March 2013 – 7:30am to 9am Victoria St between Hokianga Rd (the Northern Wairoa Hotel) and Normanby St (the Mangawhare Bridge).

KEVIN REID • Household Water Deliveries • Agricultural Contracting • Cartage • Bulk Metal Supplies • Hay & Silage • Any Digger Work. Operating through-out Christmas. PHONE 021 953 010.

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Across 1. Hold (5) 4. Trade recession (5) 7. Relinquish (5) 8. Column (of smoke) (5) 9. Centres (5) 12. Entwine hair (5) 14. External (5) 15. Building remains (5) 16. Passenger vessel (5) 17. Field hospital worker (5) Down 1. Doubter (5) 2. Solemn declaration (11) 3. Anchorages (5) 4. Extent (5) 5. Unrivalled (11) 6. Window parts (5) 10. Parable’s meaning (5) 11. Faux pas (5) 12. Geometric shape (5) 13. Subject (5)

Answers Across 1. Clasp 4. Slump 7. Forgo 8. Plume 9. Cores 12. Plait 14. Outer 15. Ruins 16. Liner 17. Medic Down 1. Cynic 2. Affirmation 3. Ports 4. Scope 5. Unsurpassed 6. Panes 10. Moral 11. Error 12. Prism 13. Topic

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