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A merry Kaipara Christmas  by Paul Campbell

The highways and byways of Kaipara towns are home to festive spirits, as communities gather for parades and song to celebrate the annual holiday season.

Parliament may solve rates debacle The Kaipara District Council commissioners say they are looking at seeking a parliamentary solution.


Small town captures a heart

The Rotary Club of Dargaville said adiós to exchange student Macarena Galilea last week.


Achieving the impossible

The NW Golf Club have achieved the near impossible with members getting nine hole-in-ones in a year.


Grand parades have enlivened Ruawai and Maungaturoto over last weekend and this week, Mangawhai is hosting a public concert at the town’s new museum, while the community is also looking forward to the annual, huge, carolling night on Christmas Eve. Last Saturday, 30 floats paraded through the main street of Maungaturoto, in what local identity Albie Paton said was “probably the best parade we have had ever. “The street was lined with kids and their families. It was a wonderful turnout, with the organisers of the 150th anniversary — which we celebrate next year — judged the winners in the floats competition.” Ruawai was abuzz earlier in the day, with the townsfolk, as well as many people from the surrounding district turning out on the streets bedecked in Christmas finery. Lifestyler photographer Caryl Smith said she  Ruawai school children were stars of the town’s Christmas parade Photo by Caryl Smith was spoiled for choice. “Everyone seemed decorated for the occasion, and there of locals as well as others from Maungaturoto, Kaiwaka and were at least three santas, one on a sleigh, another on the fire Matakohe,” said Alison Cox. “Along with conductor Christine Bygrave, organist Reg engine, and another one was just popping up all over town.” “It was really great to see the huge support coming for Jacques, Des Chitty on guitar and pianist Helen Matheson, the schools, and the youngsters were really enthusiastic, the singers have practiced long and hard for this event on with some absolutely stunning costumes on show. There Wednesday night at the new museum. The acoustics, having was a lot of work behind the scenes to make it a wonderful been demonstrated at a Spring Concert, have proven to be excellent. Funds raised will be going to St Johns.” family day. As well as the annual Christmas parades, clubs, community On Wednesday this week, the Mangawhai Singers host their festive offering — the Mangawhai Singers Festival of Song. groups and businesses have held, or plan to hold, other festive “The singers are an enthusiastic and very talented group events across the Kaipara, as the holidays get under way.

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Parliament may solve rates debacle


 by Paul Campbell

The Kaipara District Council commissioners say they are looking at seeking a parliamentary solution to ‘a dog’s breakfast’ of problems over the validity of past rates. A proposal for a Local Bill to rectify historical rating errors, along with other issues, has been outlined in a report to be discussed at this weeks council meeting. The commissioners have reported that the council made a series of procedural or technical errors when setting rates between 2006 and 2012, involving revenue of more than $17 million. Chair of Commissioners, John Robertson, said he believes a Local Bill was the best option to sort out what he called a ‘dog’s breakfast of procedural and technical failings’. “The services the rates paid for were still supplied. However, the fact is that mistakes were made and they need to be addressed in a way that is fair, provides certainty and resolves the issues once and for all. Until we do that, Kaipara can’t move on.” Council lawyers have previously identified a number of largely procedural or technical errors in multiple rating processes. Errors included the council setting rates that were inconsistent with financial impact statements and failing to provide sufficient information

on rating assessment notices. In some instances, the errors caused “notable inequity” between ratepayers, the report says. “The Local Bill would in effect validate all the other incorrect historic rates by fixing largely technical deficiencies. It would need to include specific actions to address issues around the Mangawhai targeted rate,” Mr Robertson said. The report to council also recommends

‘‘I favour a Local Bill because it would “shine a light” on past mistakes and open past decisions up to full public scrutiny.’’ — John Robertson that any Local Bill not hinder possible legal action by the council over matters around the extension of the Mangawhai Community Wastewater Scheme. The Auditor-General’s office is investigating the scheme and due to report back next year. The commissioners have not discounted legal action against those involved.

“The option to proceed with a Local Bill would not affect the 2012/2013 rates which must be paid,” Mr Robertson said. In addition to the Local Bill, the report to council offers three other options to fix the incorrect rates. These include: • resetting all of the incorrect rates and collecting any balance owing on any property from the current owners, • refunding the incorrect rates and reissuing invoices to individual ratepayers who owned property at that time and reissuing invoices to the current owners, • refunding rates and recollecting them from the entire, existing district in a new rate. Mr Robertson said he favoured a Local Bill because it would “shine a light” on past mistakes and open past decisions up to full public scrutiny. Should a Bill proceed to Select Committee stage, he hoped public

hearings would be held in the Kaipara District. “Local people deserve to know what went on, and deserve to have their say in front of parliamentarians. They will have very clear and very strong views and a Local Bill will allow those views to be heard very publicly.” A Local Bill would need to be sponsored by an MP and Northland’s Mike Sabin has offered to do this. “Mr Sabin is also very keen for a process which allows the community to have its full say. The very clear message we’re getting from the community is that people want us to fix things, and move on,” added Mr Robertson. “A Local Bill presents the best opportunity to do that while allowing people to share their views. Establishing accountability and understanding what went wrong and why remain a priority. But dwelling on past issues alone will continue to cost ratepayers and will not help the district get ahead.”

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Swamp kauri’s beauty unearthed “I make jewellery for giants,” says Te Hana sculptor and visionary Kerry Strongman, standing proudly beside an intricately carved kauri figure eight feet tall. “There are millions of carvers in stone, so I had to find a point of difference.” That point of difference — combined with the kind of measured, patient skill which sometimes sees him wait years for a piece of timber to weather and reveal its secrets — has seen Kerry’s creations earn worldwide acclaim, with customers as far away as China and the Netherlands embracing his unique style of sculpture. Images and influences from the Maori tradition blend with spiritual figures and forces of nature in the works which stand in the “Arts Factory” at Kerry’s Studio Gallery — curved hooks, swirling spirals, vigilant Manaia and great Haast’s eagles share space with Olmec and Native American faces, and other forms which blend the mythologies of many nations. “Each piece has a story, and we want to give the person who buys the sculpture a sense of that,” says Kerry. A valued member of the team is an accomplished contemporary dancer, formerly of the Swiss ballet company, Anita who adds layers of meaning to the sculptures by dancing their unique stories to life, thus imbuing Kerry’s finished works with new and added dimensions. A recent addition to the team, engineer and artisan Paul, brings fresh new ideas, insight and skill base, adding to the already successful team. “We work to inspiration as well as commission. It’s the same way sculptors worked during the renaissance,” says Kerry. His latest masterpiece, an immense sculpture featuring a family of Tuataras, glows warm red-brown under the gallery lights. Pieces like this can be years in the making, and the finished product is breathtaking.

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Small town captures a heart  by Kim Munro

The Rotary Club of Dargaville said adiós to exchange student Macarena Galilea last week at a combined festive Christmas and farewell dinner held at the Dargaville Club. Macarena who comes from Santiago, with a population of 7 million, says she was a bit nervous about living in a small town. “My friend Catalina had been here on an exchange and told me it was little — but when I saw the main street, it was much smaller than what I imagined!” “But, after a while I got to know the people who are so friendly and everyone knows everyone else, it’s so nice. Things are different here but in a good way — there’s more space, beautiful landscape and its super green!” She was hosted by three families during her year-long exchange, and one host family says they will definitely be  The exchange team say adiós, from left, host, Ann Flood, hosts, Pauline and Simon Gough, Neil Clements, host sister, Aria Gent, Macarena Galilea heading to Chile for a visit. and Michael Barnett “She has a big, big heart,” said host mother, Ann Flood. “She gives everything the programme opens up the world for students. a go, getting up at 5am to help feed the calves. “It really is a life-changing experience for them We’ll miss her and we’re planning our trip to — they get to see the opportunities that are out Chile already.” there.” Macarena is also plotting her return, “I’ll be back Dargaville student, Michael Barnett, is very to see my friends and hope to get a job here in excited to be heading to Austria next month on a tourism when I finish my university studies.” one-year exchange, although a little nervous about “I will be happy to see my family again but I’m speaking German. sad to leave everyone here too.” “I hope to be speaking German well by the time The aim of the Rotary exchange is to ‘promote I come home — and I’m really looking forward to harmony amongst nations’ and Dargaville club’s the snowboarding!” youth director and counsellor, Neil Clements, who The Dargaville Rotary Club will celebrate its 75th looks after inbound and outbound exchanges, says anniversary next year.

Achieving the impossible  by Rose Rees-Owen

Whether it’s luck, skill, or a combination of the two, The Northern Wairoa Golf Club have achieved the near impossible with members getting nine hole-in-ones in a year. “It’s got to be some kind of record,” says vice president, Robert Nathan who is yet to find another club that has achieved anything close and describes it as an, “amazing feat.” While some golfers go their lifetimes without a hole in one, members, Chick Ross, Tom Ronald, Sam Burke, Snow Clement, Lawrie Mitchell, Matt Leef and Val Sills were honoured for their aces at the Northern Wairoa Club prize giving recently. Val made national headlines earlier this year when he hit two holes in one within an hour and according to Golf Digest the odds

of that happening are 67 million to one. Both were par threes and the first ace was 165 metres on the fifth hole and the second, 113 metres on the ninth. “When the second one went in we were a little more than flabbergasted — we literally couldn’t believe our eyes. It’s something that you will always remember,” says the retired dairy farmer. He said it’s roughly the same odds as winning the lottery and if he was honest he would rather win the jackpot. Matt Leef also achieved what Mr Nathan says is a miracle hitting two holes in one in the same year.

 Hole in one members from left: Val Sills, Chick Ross, Tom Ronald, Sam Burke, Snow Clement and Matt Leef, at the Northern Wairoa Club prize giving (absent Lawrie Mitchell).

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Christmas comes early with shop and win This year’s lucky Shop and Win prize has been drawn, and the winner is assured of a delicious festive season indeed, taking home a $500 tab at Dargaville’s New Asian restaurant. Contest winner Dave Mackinnon says he often dines at the popular local eatery, and he was overjoyed to learn that his winning ticket was plucked from among thousands this Monday to take home the big prize. This year’s Shop and Win competition hasn’t just been a great result for Mr Mackinnon alone (although he’s sure to enjoy some fine dinners over the coming months)! With literally thousands of entries, each representing a holiday shopper supporting local businesses, the Kaipara Lifestyler’s annual draw has succeeded in providing a Christmas boost to the whole area. To all those who entered our draw, thanks for taking part! And though you may not have won the big prize this year, you have done your part to make the Kaipara district that little bit more prosperous this Christmas. We’ll be back next year with another big prize draw, but until then we wish you a very happy holiday season, good times with friends and family, and a great start to 2013. Congratulations to Mr Mackinnon and to all of those who will no doubt share in his prize, and congratulations too to the New Asian restaurant — we’re sure that you’ll make that $500 prize a real treat!

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Pouto’s social entrepreneur  by Rose Rees-Owen

Tahu David Kena from Pouto was among the 11 graduates from the New Zealand Centre for Social Innovation, the first social entrepreneur’s school of its kind in the country. The students work on community projects in an attempt to make a difference by identifying a need and finding a way to fulfil it. Tahu, motivated by his experience with youth while he was a corrections officer, worked on a business plan for his project, Tu Maia, aimed at improving the well being and direction of rangitahi (youth) and whanau which he hopes to open early next year. “The programme will assist to address the 8.2% of unemployment rate in our young people in Northland today,” says Tahu, “It will teach them a trade, a vocation, something that gives them the confidence to play a fulfilling role in their community.” The project runs eight weeks in two parts, a one week marae tikanga programme for at risk youth and their family

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A lighting extravaganza in Waipu  by Kim Munro

On January 11 and 12, the Waipu community will commemorate 160 years since the arrival of the first Nova Scotian settlers with an extraordinary lighting display. The Waipu Grand Pageant will be performed outdoors and tells the remarkable story of a band of hardy individuals led by an indomitable minister who refused to give up hope that they would eventually find their ‘promised land’. Although the show is a re-enactment of the migration story, it also highlights one family’s account of the journey — with all its personal tragedy, drama and comic elements. Director, Lauchie McLean says it is a pageant of ‘epic proportions. We have designed it around the lighting.’ With four towers that project technologically sophisticated lights and images ‘never seen before in the North’, a display like this would have been impossible ten years ago. “No other town in New Zealand has been bold enough to invest the amount of money we have in the sound and lighting design,” Lauchie says. “The company behind the technology designed the Rugby World Cup ceremonies in Auckland last year.” Activity is carried out on stages on both sides of the river and the land beyond. The river also becomes a stage — expect spine-chilling action on the water as well. Audiences are invited to bring a picnic, rugs and cushions from 7pm to enjoy pre-performance entertainment and the last of the summer sun. The show starts at 9pm. ‘Expect the works,’ says Waipu Museum manager Patsy Montgomery. ‘This will be the most spectacular outdoor event ever staged in Northland’. Tickets adults $60, child $25 available from Waipu Museum Phone 09 432 0746.

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Kaipara ambassador wanted A vision for Kai Iwi Lakes

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 by Kim Munro

The inaugural Miss Kaipara Kai 2013 contest is seeking a young woman to be an ambassador for the Kauri Coast Promotion Society.

A quarterly meeting and public workshop of the Taharoa Domain Governance Committee was held last week to discuss the overall management plan for the domain and Kai Iwi Lakes with committee member, John Robertson, saying, “we need to look at the big picture.”

The organising committee says it’s not a regular beauty contest and that brains and personality are the most important attributes they are looking for. Contestants will be tested on their knowledge of the Kaipara region as well as their fashion sense by a panel of three judges. It is open to girls between the ages of 15-18 who live in the Kaipara region and the committee encourages everyone who fits the criteria to enter from January 9 onwards. “This is an exciting opportunity for the young girls of Kaipara and it will also look fantastic on their C.Vs,” says committee member, Grace Portanger. The top ten contestants will be  Grace Portanger with the glamorous crown at the Kaipara Kai and fun festival March 23 at Harding Park and then C.A Motorcycles and Miss Congeniality crowned the following weekend at a chosen by the finalists will also be glamorous dinner at the Lighthouse crowned. Function Centre on March 30. Grace also encourages sponsors to “The crowning will replace the regular get involved and support a local event. celebrity guest to encourage more For more information or to collect community spirit.” an entry form stop in at Dormavilla, The winner will be named Miss Kaipara 98 Victoria Street, Dargaville or phone Kai with the large crown made out of 09 439 0007 or find Miss Kaipara Kai Swarovski crystal and sponsored by 2013 on facebook.

“They are a wonderful regional and national treasure which we need to nurture and manage for future generations.” Mr Robertson said the implementation of the management plan is a major challenge for the Kaipara District Council as it requires a major investment in weed control and planting programmes right around the lakes. “To systematically work through the plan is a huge task. Council would need to secure support from the Northland Regional Council and perhaps the Department of Conservation.” Although there are significant weed control issues, the lakes, which are monitored by the Northland Regional Council, are reported to be in pristine condition.

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One of the great banes of farming life, the effective ban on driving an agricultural vehicle on the road, is about to disappear.

Nor will the drivers of such vehicles need special licences or have to abide by the timelimits for working hours that apply to highway truck drivers.

From May 1 next year it will for the first time be legal to drive a tractor, forage or combine harvester on the road without vehicle registration, a Warrant or Certificate of Fitness, and without having to prove you haven’t worked too long that day.

The only modification that agricultural vehicles will require will be a flashing amber light, and they will be allowed to tow trailers.

In a coup for Federated Farmers, the Government is presently accepting final submissions on a draft “Land Transport Rule: Agricultural Vehicles Omnibus 2012” review of the rules and laws applying to agricultural vehicles using the public roads. Submissions close at the end of this month, but Feds’ transport spokesman Ian Mackenzie, who farms at Eiffelton in Mid-Canterbury, told Canterbury Farming there’s already wide agreement among interested bodies with the draft as it stands, and he expects it to be ratified by the Government largely unchanged. The changes will mean that purpose-built agricultural vehicles — excluding trucks and utilities — will not need either registration or a Warrant/ Certificate of Fitness to drive on the road as long as they don’t go any faster than 40kph.

“If you operate an agricultural vehicle under 40kph, basically you’re exempt from everything farmers were having trouble with,” Mackenzie said. “You only need a Class One licence — that’s the first level on the driver’s licence — and this enables overseas students to come and drive as long as they’ve got their own driver’s licence, and they don’t have to go through the regime of a heavy traffic [HT] licence. “You’re also exempt from work/time rules, which is a real bonus,” he said. Work/time rules were introduced years ago to ensure that truck-drivers did not become an unacceptable risk to other road-users by working too long without a break. These proved frustrating, if not entirely unworkable, to tractor and harvester drivers who frequently do long hours at the wheel in the paddock, and were previously required to observe rest and stand-down periods before they took their

machines onto the road, often only for short distances to the next work-site. “If they’d been working a paddock for seven hours or something, and they’d maybe been working seven days straight, the moment they went on the road they were subject to the work/time rules,” Mackenzie said. “The Ministry of Transport, the Police and the Government were being sensible in saying if agricultural vehicles are operating under 40kph, a) they’re less of a hazard on the road, and b) the chances are that farmers aren’t going very far with them, so they’ve exempted farmers from registration.” Mackenzie added that there would be a rule covering better lighting of agricultural vehicles, “and we’ll be encouraging farmers to think about making themselves visible before they go on the road. “It’s a quid pro quo for the concessions we’ve got out of this,” Mackenzie said. The Government’s announcement of the opening of submissions on the draft rules included a statement that, when ratified, they will save farmers $51m a year. Mackenzie said he was not sure how that figure was calculated, but it would represent a considerable saving

for farmers in time and red tape, no less than in money.

tractor [not machines forage harvesters].

Among agricultural contractors welcoming the changes is Martin Bruce of Hororata company M.A. Bruce Ltd, which runs three forage harvesters plus associated loaders and trucks, mainly in the mid-central Canterbury silage-making industry.

“If it wasn’t a tractor some people were being told to register it on an N registration which covers mopeds and buses,” Bruce said.

“There were a whole lot of anomalies in the whole thing,” Bruce told Canterbury Farming. “For something like a combine or forage harvester, the contractor theoretically had to have it on a G registration, but it depended on who you talked to when you registered your vehicle. “Some people registered on EB registration, some on G, and you were supposed to pay a time licence but when you went to pay it they’d tell you it only applied to a


The review of road safety rules as they apply to agricultural vehicles was driven by Federated Farmers, prompting the Ministry of Transport to form a review team which included representatives of the former Department of Labour (now part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment), the New Zealand Transport Agency and the Police Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit. The Feds’ Ian Mackenzie said, “credit for driving the changes through the political system should go to Nick Clark of the federation’s Christchurch office, and Mid-Canterbury arable section chairman David Clark, who farms at Valetta in Mid-Canterbury.”

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2012 has been a great year for all of us here at NorthSouth Multi Media Ltd. In fact, it’s been our biggest ever, and we’ve been pleased to bring both the people of the Kaipara and New Zealand’s farming communities more news, views, information and stories chronicling the unique character of Kiwi life. With over twenty dedicated local people now working across five big publications (your community newspaper the Kaipara Lifestyler, Northern Farming Lifestyles, Taranaki Manawatu Farming Lifestyles, Waikato Farming Lifestyles and Canterbury Farming), NorthSouth Multi Media has highlighted that even during the harshest economic times, a company combining a vision, and working together as a focused team can not only succeed, but thrive. We’re all very proud of being part of a real New Zealand owned company, working with a team of Kaipara locals (and of course our folks out in the field from Waikato to Canterbury) who are passionate about what they do. For our farming publications, that means meeting the leaders and the real ‘characters’ in New Zealand’s most important industry, telling their stories and bringing you the issues which define farming in the 21st century. Kiwi farmers are a unique and interesting bunch — it’s no accident that we lead the world in agricultural innovation!

Your local community newspaper — the Kaipara Lifestyler — is also built on the idea of a newspaper for the community, by the community. That means more than just employing local Kaipara folks — it’s also about celebrating the victories of Kaipara winners, building local business, promoting our beautiful part of the country and talking openly and frankly about the real issues which affect us all. Despite a global recession, NorthSouth Multi Media have come a long way in the past few years. From seven staff to three times that number, we’ve grown thanks to the vision we share. But we couldn’t have done it without you, our readers, advertisers, friends and neighbours across the community. Thanks for supporting ‘Kiwi made’ — for supporting local news and stories about real New Zealanders, both here in the Kaipara and in the rural heartland of our nation. In return, we promise to keep seeking out the interesting, the engaging, the educational and the relevant stories which define us as a community. Have a very merry Christmas, a safe and relaxing holiday season, and we will return in the new year to share with you all that 2013 may bring! We will be closed from Friday 21st December 2012, and back again on January 7 th, 2013.

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An inquisitive mind

Junior prizegiving

 by Kim Munro

Albert Einstein once said, ‘I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.’

 Dargaville High School held their junior prizegiving recently for academic and sporting successes during the year as well as memorial and special awards. Pictured, from left, are recipients of the sports awards for boys rugby, Daniel Apai, Neville Bennett, Liam Fanning and Matthew Finlayson with Mr Barnsley (HOD Sport) centre. Board of Trustees chair, Shirley Baume welcomed pupils, teachers and parents to the prizegiving followed by presentation of awards and items from Liam Fanning, Justice Pene and The Five Bananas as well as speeches from head boy and head girl.

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Being inquisitive has also paid off for one technically-minded Dargaville High School leaver who was recently awarded a university scholarship to study electronics. “I have always been into pulling things apart and putting them back together,” says Matthew Rae who received a University of Waikato Northland Future School Leavers scholarship and has enrolled for a Bachelor of Engineering degree. “I would like to design and create my own electronics, especially robotics. It’s the fastest growing industry in the world and Waikato is one of the leading institutions in the field. I’m really looking forward to it,” said Matthew. “It was exciting to receive the letter in the post. I think I was accepted for the scholarship because of all the good things the school said.” “Matthew’s right,” said careers adviser, Julie Chiaroni. “The school nominated him for many reasons. He is bright, hard-working and has a naturally inquisitive mind. Although he has dyslexia he excelled academically and was the school’s technology leader during the year.“ “He also has a wonderful generosity

 Matthew with his acceptance letter from the University of Waikato

of spirit with a strong moral foundation and we believe he has all the personal qualities for great leadership.” Matthew’s expertise was recognised with the Angela Troath Award for outstanding service to senior computing. He initiated the SADD committee, played in the school rock band and was captain of the 1st XI soccer team. The scholarships are each worth $5000 and can be applied to fees or accommodation.

Letters to the editor

 Over 60 people enjoyed an afternoon Christmas concert on Friday held by Outreach at the Catholic Parish Hall. The concert by Kauri Chorus was attended by residents from the Kauri Coast Rest Home and Norfolk Court. The chorus of 20 singers along with conductor and pianist, performed classic carols as well as new tunes such as ‘Christmas is no time to diet’, ‘the Christmas shopping blues’ and ‘jing-a-ling’. Co-organiser, Jean O’Neill said, “they are very good and it’s great they take time to learn so many new Christmas songs.”

Dear Editor, I was very pleased to read that local MP Mike Sabin is prepared to sponsor a Bill through Parliament to resolve the invalid rates related to the Mangawhai area. This initiative shows true leadership from Mr Sabin and has a number of advantages for us in Kaipara. Firstly, and very importantly, to a district struggling for cash the solution will sit with and be paid for by Central Government not the embattled residents of Kaipara, and secondly the draft

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Competition winner Jae Carey has won the ‘pay it forward’ photo competition with her picture, ‘Kaipara rocks’ depicting children on horseback.

encouraging people to venture off the beaten track and take state highway 12. Award winning photographer from Hamilton, Terry Winn, was the judge and the pure joy on the children’s faces is what drew him towards the picture. Jae also wins a stack of prizes from local businesses. The Kaipara Lifestyler donated $100 in petrol vouchers; $75 cash from the Dargaville Business Forum, and $75 in gift vouchers from Newman’s Engineering along with Funky Fish vouchers, a $50 cash prize and a Salt Art masterpiece. With the ‘pay it forward’ theme of passing on a prize to someone less fortunate, Jae is going to give her petrol vouchers to a family friend who wants to visit for Christmas but can’t afford to.

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Staff at the Dargaville Warehouse are getting behind Project Promise, the drive to raise $3 million for a new cancer treatment centre in Whangarei. Store manager, Brad Hall, explains, “we have very recently lost a long-time staff member to cancer. The team is totally committed to raising as much as possible over the next couple of weeks — it’s always good to challenge ourselves.” Shoppers at the store will be asked whether they want to add a dollar to their purchase to be donated to Project Promise in the donate-a-dollar campaign.  The Dargaville team going all out for Project Promise The staff are going ‘all out’ for the favourite for so many kiwi families in fundraising which will run from December our corner.” 16 to 31. The planned cancer treatment centre “We’re going to wear ‘fancy hats’ and will provide day stay treatment for cancer have ‘crazy hair’ days as well as BBQs patients, including initial consultations, outside the store.” chemotherapy treatments and follow-up Project Promise manager Liz from a team of medical experts. Woodward said it was fantastic to The initiative is part of a Northlandhave the backing of The Warehouse for wide campaign by The Warehouse and the campaign. “It gives our efforts a is expected to raise $50,000 by the end real boost to have a retailer that is a of the month.

New faces in local real estate Ray White Jean Johnson Real Estate welcome two new faces this month, expanding their team of real estate professionals. Peter Bayne and Peter Nash join the successful team. Peter Bayne’s long history in both tenancy and property management set him in good stead to care for the needs of both those who wish to rent and those with investment rental properties in their portfolios. Peter Nash comes from a strong sales background, with links to the rural sector through his work as an RIVERSIDE agricultural machinery salesperson. PRODUCE MARKET Dargaville locals will recognise him as one of the owners of the popular Pad Thai restaurant, but now he’s branching out into the exciting world  New faces — Peter Bayne and Peter Nash of real estate. knows the value of good advocacy when Peter grew up in the rural North, so he buying and selling property! DARGAVILLE

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The times, they is changin’ . . . “Well then Dog, its gunna be orl change ona farm nek year. You marks my werds, eh,” sedda Boss. We wuz up tha backa tha proppitty lookin’ at some cattil beests wot Boss was plannin on’ ta stick ina Matakohe sale wiv ‘is mate auctioneer callin Allin, ‘an I figgered sumthin’ wus up ‘cos of wot happind ina kitchin this mornin’. Afta mornin’ smoko, Boss had come in from a farm office wiv ‘is shotgun, wot he keeps ina safe there unda lock in key. Win ‘is girfren’ Sharlene saw it she askt wot Boss was plannin’ an’ he sed he wuz gonna ‘whack a cupla tirkys fer tha Krissmiss table.” Well, ya shuda herd Sharlene. “CHARLES”, she sed, in that loud tone wot make tha Boss jump a bit. Tha won she uses win he come’s late back froma pub. “Those turkeys look just nice ina front paddick. Ya kin see ‘em froma road, ana kids love ‘em win they pass ona road ta skool. Ya kin just leave my turkeys alone. We’ll git one frum Ken the butcha.” Well, Boss wuz a bit stumpt becose

Sharlene niver sed anythin’ tha yeer before, an’ she ate up large. She ran ina bedroom, ana Boss wint in afta her an’ closed a door, so I didn’t here anymore. Afta wile tho, he come out wiv a big silly grin on ‘is face an’ he locked up tha shotgun agin. “C’Mon Dog, lets do sum werk,” he sed. He wuz still smilin’ Well, we checked a cupla water lines wot wuz playin’ up, an thin we went ta check tha sale stock. Thena Boss dropt tha bombshell, about how things a gona change ona farm. “Ya see, Dog, I’m gunna be a Dad. Sharlene’s gunna hava kid. We gunna be a mum’n’dad. An ta rilly top it off, I gunna havta git marreed!” Well, that sat me back on me hornchis I kin tell yer readas! We gunna hava weddin’ ana kid, orl ina same breth! Boss musta noticed wot I wen’ a bit

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Wheel’n and deal’n Kenny, bought a cow from an old farmer for $500. The farmer agreed to deliver the cow the next day. But the next day the farmer drove up and said, “Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the cow died.” Kenny replied, “Well then, just give me my money back.” The farmer said, “Can’t do that. I have spent it already.” Kenny said, “OK then, at least give me the cow.” The farmer asked, “What are you going to do with it?” Kenny, “I’m going to raffle it off.” Farmer, “You can’t raffle off a dead cow!” Kenny, “Yes I can. Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody it is dead.” A month later the farmer met Kenny and asked, “What happened with that dead cow?” Kenny, “I raffled it off. I sold 500 tickets at $10 a piece.” Farmer, “Didn’t anyone complain?” Kenny, “Just the chap who won. So I gave him his money back.”



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Are your joints complaining? the advent of the motor truck, horse teams and wagons were the order of the day. “To provide fodder for their teams, the Smiths grew crops of oats. A horse-drawn reaper and binder shot out the golden sheaves that were arranged in stooks similar to small wigwams. We assisted in this work and also managed to down our share of the Ship’s limejuice that was generally left in the shade of a stook. ‘Carting was done with a logging wagon fitted with a frame and drawn by a six-horse team. The sheaves were stored in the shearing shed, as shearing was over by then, and some in the  Enjoying the simple pleasures of yesteryear chaff-house handy for cutting. Very little oat seed was collected as the sparrows accounted teamwork lacked coordination and I let for most of it and handling caused further losses. the bail go before Jake had undone the “A huge old Tangeye engine with a massive flywheel and leg rope. From our vantage points on the a thunderous exhaust drove the chaff-cutter. Sometimes of yard rails we waited anxiously while the course it refused to go and while helpers stood round, the much-abused producer of butterfat did Smith brothers battled with the stubborn giant and cursed her best to pull the shed down. one another. Finally, much to our relief, the rope Corn was also grown as a fodder crop and a story my father snapped and the cow galloped into used to tell was that ‘Smith corn was too high to harvest the the paddock. Later Dad became more cobs,’ but then, he would add, it was ‘a poor corn stalk that expert in his selection of milking cows could not support a ladder’. and the quieter Jersey breed gave us “Another duty we had as children was in the milking shed. little trouble in the covered section of With such a large family, plus the usual swag of callers, milk the yards which were used for drafting was essential. Dad though was not particular in his selection and weaning. of house cows. Practically any cow that happened to have a The Kauri Museum Kids Holiday calf when the milk shortage became acute was considered Programme runs on December 17, 27 good enough for the boys and some really tough specimens and 28, on January 3 and 4 and then were yarded for our benefit. from January 7 to 25 on week days. Not that Dad was averse to lending a hand. With his trusty For more details phone 09 431 7417 tea tree waddy, Dad bashed the unfortunate animal into the or bail and left the rest of the operation to us. Running the risk of having our brains kicked out, we finally leg roped the frantic beast and made the rope fast to a ring in the wall of the shed. Then for a few minutes there was hell to pay. The walls shook, cats and kittens emerged from the hay in the loft and cow dung flew in all directions. Needless to say any milk we managed to extract from the elusive teats was tinged with mud and manure — the dogs got the lot. SUZUKIfeSt Removing the leg rope and unlatching the bail flap was a risky 2013 business and called for skill and speed. On one occasion RM-Z450L3

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The perfect showcase for YOUR business! NorthSouth Multi Media PO Box 474 Dargaville Ph 09 439 6933

We’re open right through – excluding statutory days. Call us for emergency repairs and keep your farm working



09 439 0170


We’Re oN hoLidAY FRom deC 22 To JAN 7 — So We’LL See YoU iN The NeW YeAR! Nd


in case of emergency ph ivan 021 116 2090 or phil 021 940 492 or Theo 09 439 6376

Top ChRiSTmAS GiFT ideAS FoR The RideRS iN YoUR FAmiLY CRF450R

such as lamb. And the strengthening of the New Zealand dollar against most major trading currencies in recent months is having a dampening effect on farm-gate returns for primary produce. As a result, total primary sector export revenue for the year to June 2013 is forecast to be around $27.5 billion, down five percent on the previous year’s income of $29.2 billion. Key points are: International dairy prices are expected to recover over the remainder of the 2012/13 dairy season and beyond. Lower lamb prices are expected, resulting from weaker demand in key European markets. Beef prices are expected to remain firm over the next two years, following a major drought in North America affecting production there. The forestry sector will remain squeezed over the next few years, due to subdued demand from major export markets — export volumes are expected to hold up, but some product prices will not. Horticultural exports are on track to reach $3.5 billion in export earnings in the year to March 2013, with higher inmarket prices expected to offset lower volumes of kiwifruit and wine. The bacterial vine-killing disease Psa-V has spread to nearly all kiwifruit growing regions, and will adversely impact gold kiwifruit exports in the year to March 2014.



13,995 INC GST


All prices include GST • Finance available • Normal lending criteria applies

Dargaville Honda Authorised Honda Dealer

Jervois Street, Dargaville • Ph 09 439 1089


Rural Employment Advice • Contracts and negotiations • Holiday entitlements • Legal issues

• Wages and pay • Dispute resolution • Talk to us today!

FREE help desk service for members now available.

Farmers oF New ZealaNd Phone 09 439 5219 – Fax 09 439 5719 — P.O. Box 484, Whangarei, Northland email: —

KAIPARA LIFESTYLER December 18 - 2012


Dining & Entertainment The heat is on at the Mangawhai Tavern

Under New Management

Home style cooking Bread, pies, cakes and meals

2011 & 2012 award winning rush coffee — come and try for yourself in the heart of Maungaturoto

Bee Jay’s Bakery & Cafe Ltd 142 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

09 431 9004

One of NZ’z TOP TEN PIES – it’s official! In the 4 Square Building, Maungaturoto

and PIZZA Monday - Friday from 9am • Saturday from 4pm

• DELICIOUS HOT HOMEMADE PIES • Pizzas with a full range of favourites and Gourmet Pizza Call Corina and the team Phone 09 431 9002

Pad Thai


ChrIsTmAs: Closed 23rd, 24th, 25th. Open for dinner Dec 26th from 4:30pm NEW YEArs: Closed 31st Dec. Open for dinner 1st Jan from 4:30pm

52 Normanby, Dargaville Northland 0310 Ph: 09 439 1315 as and Happy

New Year

liday Fun School Ho Merry Christm

Mangawhai Tavern will be rocking around the clock from December 26 to January 5 with a huge lineup in their Christmas/New Year Festival. The festival features top NZ and overseas acts who will have a wide appeal . All shows are expected to be sold out attracting thousands of people to Mangawhai over the 12 day period. Jimmy Barnes is back and this year teamed with NZ Gin Wigmore and US Blues Legend Seasick Steve is performing his only NZ show outside of the Coromandel Gold Festival at the tavern on 29 December. Seasick Steve is a sensation in the US, UK and Europe with recent sell out tours. “We are delighted to be able to host an artist of this caliber in Mangawhai says Gillian Houser proprietor of the Mangawhai Tavern. The interest in the summer live entertainment at the Tavern is huge, with inquiries from mid-year, visitors to Mangawhai plan their holidays to coincide with the variety of events on offer. The economic spin-offs are significant for the accommodation sector, retail and employment. The logistics to present 12 days and nights of back to back live entertainment brings with it a need for

The Dargaville Club Bistro operating Fridays and Saturdays

For members and invited guests. Come and see us about your membership.

For enquiries phone 439 8211


Café & Takeaways (BJ’s Dairy)

• All Day Breakfasts • Fresh Sandwiches • Rolls & Takeaways  Jimmy Barnes — back at the Mangawhai Tavern

an enormous amount of energy. “The mood at the tavern over summer is so good, it is infectious, says Gillian People are here for a summer holiday, they are happy and want a good time — we aim to make sure that get just that’. A full list of all events is listed in the Mangawhai Tavern advertisement on the front page of this issue. Or call 094315555 for information or

CHRISTMAS CHEER IN ARATAPU Santa Claus will be here on 22nd December 9am-3pm No charge — but bring your camera. By reservation only — $50 per person


ker tables Pool and Snoo here Great Atmosp


Tue 25th December .

Come dine

Call in for coffee, enjoy a relaxed lunch or order takeaways from 10am OPEN 7 DAYS •Have a great day ! Proudly locally owned for more than a decade! 110 Hokianga Rd, Dargaville | 09 439 8843

Bring this voucher in to one of our Kidzone nights in January and GET A FRIEND IN FOR FREE! Opening HOurs

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6am – 7pm Tuesday, Thursday 10am – 7pm Weekends 12pm – 7pm Hydro/LTS pools 10am – 7pm

Roast Christmas Dinner 11am-3pm

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

pace s s i h t h c t Wa re to come — mo

Phone 09 439 1065

Phone 09 439 5923 •

at Kiwi North Kiwi House and Museum


Open daily 10am—4pm


Kiwi, Tuatara, Gecko and Morepork

Tying the Knot

At the Museum —


Opens January 13th

Exhibition of Wedding fashions and their stories.


17, 27 & 28 Dec; 4 Jan 7 to 25 Jan (week days) 11am-12pm, 2pm-3pm

Plus Taonga Maori, the Kauri industry, and lots more!

Fun for everyone! Step back in time!

Family Fun Day — Sunday January 13th

“Steam Punk comes to Kiwi north” Kiwi house, museum, games, steam engines & trains! Come in costume and you might win a prize!

Adults Only $10, All Children FREE

Heritage park rides — 9th to 25th January

Ride the big train $2.50 & tractor $2.00 Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays. 10am to 2pm Family $35 Adults $15 Seniors $10 Child $5

09 438 9630

500 SH14 Maunu, Whangarei

Major, Modern Visual effects — the most spectacular outdoor event of its kind, ever to be seen in the North. The dramatic story of a remarkable global migration. Join some friends for a once in a lifetime experience!

WHAT IT WAS E LIKildren for Ch ears 100 Y Ago?

Gum Polishing, Toys, Story Telling, Craft, Dress Ups, Games & much more. Visit the School, Pioneer Church & old Post Office. 5 Church Road RD 1 Matakohe Northland 0593 p: 09 431 7417 e: we:


December 18 - 2012


Kaipara Service Directory ATS ProPerty Maintenance & rePair



PH/FAX 09 439 7392 MOB 027 414 1250 PUKEKO ST DARGAVILLE 0310

• 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


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

Office: 09 299 64 86


Self Storage

subject to unit availability

relax revise renew

• Household Items • Boats and Vehicles • Surplus Stock • Documents • Retail Storage • 24 hr, 7 day access • Very suitable as trade Phone base for a Small Business

• Engagement Portraits • Weddings • Family Portraits

Mike Collins

021 22 33 470

09 439 3075

51 Beach Road, Dargaville •


Phone: 439 7335 Normanby Street Dargaville


Pick Up & Delivery Service Available Conditions apply

Best under pressure

Lo ca L D e a L e r s f o r :



34 Beach Rd, daRgaville

Ph 09 439 6544

phone: 09

439 6880

8 Portland Street Dargaville

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

Floor Sanding Greg Brownie

Locally owned and operated • Floor restoration • New floors sanded and coated

• Prepwork • Concrete grinding

Quality workmanship guaranteed 3 Parore St, Dargaville • Ph 09 439 8881



Phone / Fax: 09 439 7172 E:

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

Phone 027 439 7565 or 439 7564

New patients welcome! love your smile 30 Hokianga Road Dargaville | Ph 09 439 8170 email: |

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

09 439 0751

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

FREECALL 0800 66 77 47 199 Kamo Road • Whangarei • 437 5799 • Tollfree 0800 667 747

66a Victoria St Dargaville

Stuart Sterling QFE Adviser

Mobile: Phone: Fax: Res: Email:

021 985 108 09 439 8651 09 439 6500 09 439 7425 Representing



Tile Installation Specialists

CERTUS Financial Group


round A & PassEnger Service

For medical appointments and shopping trips Poto St PO Box 300 Dargaville New Zealand

and other leading companies



Bookings Showroom Open Monday / Friday 9.00am / 4.00pm

Innovative Design / Industry Leading Technology Ph 439 4455

Stuart Wordsworth

027 6689908

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.



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


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

09 439 6306

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

KAIPARA LIFESTYLER December 18 - 2012


Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 09 439 6933

Closing date for classified advertising for the 15 January 2012 edition is 10am, Monday 14 January 2012. See our terms and conditions online at For Sale

Work Wanted


Public Notices

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. ANTIQUE OOOGA Horn 12V special price $69.99. Auto One Dargaville 09 439 8219. 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.

18YR OLD MALE willing & responsible, looking for an apprenticeship. Keen to learn a trade. Will give anything a go. Please phone 021 0220 7242.

DAIRY GRAZING available, small or large numbers, weaners, heifers or dry cows. Phone John 021 188 9049 or Carolyn 022 317 1102.

DARGAVILLE CITIZENS Advice Bureau. Will close 1pm 21 December, Reopening 10am Monday 7 January 2013. Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday.

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.


FREE & CONFIDENTIAL NW Family Budgeting Service. Advice & complete money management if required. Call at 5 Portland Street or Phone 09 439 8592.

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.

Toenail & Fingernail Cutting Service

JEWELLERY BY GILL Affordable, quality hand-made beaded jewellery in a variety of semi-precious crystal & stone, glass & stunning Swarovski lead crystal. Also: minor repairs, alterations, made-to-order, gift vouchers, sale basket. Call into Dormavilla Kids, 98 Victoria Street, Dargaville, or Health Options, 116 Victoria Street, Dargaville. Phone: 021 207 7555.


MOUNTAIN BUGGY Urban single, good condition, hardly used, $300. Guardian Recliner car seat birth–18kg FREE with Buggy. Phone 09 439 5744. SECURE YOUR trailor, wheel clamps, $99.00. Auto One Dargaville 09 439 8219. STANDING SILAGE or hay, Wainui Rd. Phone 09 439 4864, Merv Hilliam. TENTING THIS SUMMER? See our range from $99.00. Auto One Dargaville 09 439 8219.

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 Situations Vacant

MSF UK Osteopath for Back Pain Relief

09 439 1505 027 614 6309

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. CHEAP CARPET Roll Ends — Room Sizes. Overlocking Service. Rodney Flooring Centre. 4 Station Road, Wellsford. Phone: 09 423 8169. FISHING ROD & Reel combos, Special prices, Auto One Dargaville 09 439 8219.

MOTORBIKE, HONDA XR200. 2000 model, good condition. $1800 ONO Phone 09 439 7874.

Nick Evans

Pinaki Sand & Clean Fill

09 439 2620 021 185 4856



09 439 6068

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

Little River Transport Ltd Beach Road Dargaville Monday-Friday 8-5 Sat-Sun 8-3

Phone 09 439 4940 Work with your local licensed dealer

YOUNG MAN who loves work and money. For sanding, house washing, removing paint with Heat Gun. $15p/h, Start now Phone Robert 027 423 1166.

To Let TEKOPURU, RECENTLY refurbished 2bdrm cottage, car shed & amazing river views on a quiet no exit street. $210p/w 09 439 7018. WORKSHOP/STORAGE SPACE to let, Dargaville. Secure. Can purpose build if required. Phone 027 289 8989.

When You Wish Upon A Star Preformed at the Town Hall

Sunday December 23

Doors open at 1.40pm Show starts at 2.00pm Adults $5 • 14yrs & under $2 Senior Citizens $2 • Under 5 yrs free Kings School of Dance Annual Recital for 2012

Business for Sale


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.

Closed 25th Dec 2012 Re-opening 7th Jan 2013

Nurseries & Plants


Cars complete & incomplete - Tractors Trucks etc.

Little River Transport Ltd Beach Road Dargaville Monday-Friday 8-5 Sat-Sun 8-3

Got2Go Got2Go Plants

Phone 09 439 4940

Work with your local licensed dealer Christmas Hours Mon 24th Dec 2012 — 5th Jan 2013 8:30am–3pm Closed Sun 23 & 30th Dec Normal trading hours resume 7th Jan 2013 Merry Christmas from the little River Tranport team

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 Information Packs Available Covering the Kaipara and Whangarei Regions

Situations Vacant CARPET & VINYL layer required. Good contract rates for regular work in 2013. Phone Christine at Kaipara Flooring 09 946 9886 or 021 515 415.

Dargaville HigH ScHool

BoarD Secretary The Dargaville High School Board of Trustees are seeking a motivated person to fill the role of Board Secretary. This position has flexible hours. For a Job Description please email: Please send CV along with a covering letter to the Principal, Dargaville High School, Plunket Street, Dargaville or email:

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 (excluding 27th Dec). Or call at the Nursery at 1246 Babylon Coast Road, Dargaville. Open every Saturday 10am to 4pm (except 29th Dec). Great discounts for purchases of 50 or more plants. Phone 09 439 4223.


In emergency call

 021 242 5350 102 Jervois St Dargaville

PENSIONER UNITS TO BUY OR RENT Two bedroom Units in the Hokianga Rd Masonic Village,

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

Happy Christmas 2 all!


Closed 23/12/12 to 2/1/13

A huge thank you to Fosters, Farmlands, Reg Hart, the Floral Art group and the Dargaville Club for their help with our Christmas Wonderland project. Thanks, too, to Rusty, Lynley and Grace for your invaluable help and to everyone who supported us. Raffle results: Cake — M Pinny, Farmlands — I Melville, Countdown voucher — Sue McCully. Drawn under police supervision.

55 West Coast Road Te Kopuru By Appointment only 09

439 5556

or call Chris Mason (09) 438 3109.

Northern Wairoa Lions


Property Maintenance 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. MAINTANE – Property Maintenance and Repair to painting, building, fences, and much much more. Refs if required. Ph Jay T on 021 0292 9095 or 09 439 4618. OFFAL HOLES 750 dia x 5.5m deep with concrete lid with lift out hatch $385.00 Phone Wals Holes 09 437 3936 or 021 932 225. 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.

Public Notices

TLC Radio

Wishes everyone a safe and

happy Christmas Season and all the best for 2013 Your Hosts: Sonny & Carol Ph: 09 439 8222 107.2FM Dargaville 88FM Te Kopuru

CounTry MusiC 24/7

Wishing you a

Merry Christmas and a

Happy New Year!

Thank you T

hanks to everybody who supported and sponsored me when doing my first ever half Marathon to raise funds for “Project Promise”. Total amount raised $1,755.60! Have a lovely Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2013! Anneke Cornor-van der Putte


December 18 - 2012


Roper & Jones 10 huia Place

50 Baylys coast Road

41 norton street

26 Ripiro drive

112 normanby street

We put you first 29 Phoenix Place

35 McKay crescent




89 awakino Road

nEW Listing

Two levels of living. Lower Often Admired – Beautifully level – open plan living with restored kauri villa on 2.28ha bedroom and bathroom. (approx). Supreme living, 4 Good 1169m2 section fully bdrms, 2 bathrooms, 4 toilets. fenced. Quiet no exit street. Fenced pool & spa on deck. $283,000 ReF 3145 $496,000 ReF HL2039 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

541a Baylys coast Rd

Charming colonial cottage. Affordable Baylys Beach. Rewired, replumbed, reblocked Awesome location, with & painted. New carpet & seaviews. Private & built for polished floors. the sun. $155,000 $285,000 ReF 3069 ReF 3067 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

Trounson Park

25 onslow street

Looking for potential, close Great affordable lifestyle. to Baylys Beach all on 1 acre Approx 5ha with 19 paddocks, (approx). work is needed but gravity feed troughs, some the bones are there. bush, cosy cottage. Plenty of $238,000 outbuildings. ReF 3107 $230,000 ReF HL2050 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937


64 Matakohe east Rd

107 Ranfurly street

2 bedroom home on level section. Enjoy the pretty garden from the private deck.

Income Investment. Open plan living with high ceilings. Yes needs work. Tenant happy to stay. $210,000 $170,000 ReF 3139 ReF 3139 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

432 Matakohe West Rd

274 Porter Rd – Paparoa

Centrally located 4/5 bdrm Near new 4 bedroom home. home. Private garden & Two separate living areas, courtyard. Generous size fully fenced yard, bbq area & garage. Handy to medical double garage. centre & schools. $450,000 $299,000 ReF 3147 ReF 3123 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

sh12 – dargaville

481 Waihue Road

North facing 4 bdrm home, Peace & tranquility master with ensuite, set on 2.657Ha (approx). 3 bedroom 7.6ha (approx) of land. Great home + office. Dble garage + outdoor area. Lots of garaging hayshed. Fabulous rural views. and extra sheds. $399,000 $495,000 ReF HL2051 ReF HL2042 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

20 Parore street

17 second avenue

3 double bedrooms. Modern bathroom. Separate lounge. Single garage. Easycare garden

Well presented 3 bedroom home & conservatory. Great indoor/outdoor flow. Garage & workshop. Bus/motorhome $205,000 carport. Easy care section. ReF 3136 $270,000 ReF 3138 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

1/14 awakino Road

9 Moana Place – Tinopai

Modern townhouse, 2 double • 3 bdms, 2 bathrooms bedrooms, huge kitchen, large • Double garage living, single garage with auto • Great fishing door. Close to town. • Short stroll to the beach $239,000 $260,000 ReF 3042 ReF 3050 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

13 campbell Terrace

7 Glinks Gully • 3 bedroom traditional kiwi bach. • Fabulous views $340,000 ReF 3074

7 ocean close Solid + spacious 140m2 home on 1418m2. Scenic rural views. 5 mins to Maungaturoto.

4 bdm Milestone Home on Hideout in the hills on 16.5 approx. 3192m2. Very sunny acres. Magical views, privacy. north-facing site, heat pump, Mature olive grove, beautiful Handy SH12. native bush, grazing, rustic $339,000 shed, garaging. ReF 1315 $345,000 ReF 1377 Rhoda MoRRison 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912

Large Immaculate 2003 home on 3.6 ha, grazing, orchard, 5 dams, barn, lovely country views. Suitable for B&B. $245,000 $469,000 ReF 1360 ReF 1358 Rhoda MoRRison 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912

77 Sterling Rd – Paparoa

Webers Bay – Matakohe

36 Petley Rd – Paparoa

48m2 garage, power to Stunning harbour views from builders pole, north-facing, this Sovereign Home, built in borders tidal reserve, 3.6 ha, 2009, 47 acres in 2 titles, many patch of bush, stream, minute outbuildings, a quality farmlet. to shops and Pahi boat ramp. $790,000 +gst (if any) $179,000 ReF 1383 ReF 1378 Rhoda MoRRison 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912

4 Meadowpark drive

30 seaview Road

23 Ngatoto Rd – Tinopai

93f Jumna Road

Private waterfront 3 bdm Premium 1.6 ha north-facing cottage on 5 acres, some spot on waterfront, sealed refurbishing, 2 toilets, new road to town, private situation, decks, stunning water views. launch your boat from the $420,000 bottom of your property! ReF 1379 $249,000 ReF 1373 Rhoda MoRRison 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912

123 hokianga Road

Freshly painted 3 bedroom Well priced 3 bdrm home in home. New carpets. Internal a quiet cul-de-sac. Open plan access garage, auto door. Single living, private patio area, dble garage with accommodation. garage with internal access. $250,000 $230,000 ReF 3066 ReF 3140 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

246 Victoria street

21 Ngatoto Rd – Tinopai

Refurbished open plan living 809m2 section with native bach with decks both sides trees, easy contour, water on 809m2. Great water views, views, quick walk to beach & quick walk to beach & marina. marina.! $239,000 $89,000 ReF 1371 ReF 1372 Rhoda MoRRison 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912

Pouto Road

Kaihu Woods Road

• Old world charm • 3 bedroom traditional bach • 4 bedrooms • Amazing views • Modern kitchen • Wet area bathroom $175,000 $269,000 ReF 3130 ReF 2919 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

30 Ngatoto Rd – Tinopai

Retro bach c1949 on 1017m2 Your own fishing lodge here site, 2 bdm with 2 sleepouts with 2 bdm sleepout on plus 4 berth caravan thrown in 1062m2 sleeps 7+, old apple as well. Great for relaxing. & pear tree, room for tents. $230,000 $135,000 ReF 1376 ReF 1375 Rhoda MoRRison 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912

51 logan street

nEW Listing

13 awakino Road

nEW Listing

Spacious 3 bedroom home Tidy home on flat section. with rural views. Open plan Sunny open plan living. New living, dble garage with internal roof & septic, double garage access. Easy care section. plus carport. Close to café. $359,000 $250,000 ReF 3144 ReF 3111 cRaiG cleMenT 021 461 668

coastal Frontage

Modernised 3 bedroom, Tidy 3 bedroom home with open plan living home. Great open plan living. Fully fenced indoor/outdoor flow. Heat section, plus large single pump & insulation. Large garage. section, single garage. $163,000 $215,000 ReF 3065 ReF 3087 cRaiG cleMenT 021 461 668

sea View Road

sh14 – Tangowahine

113ha (approx) property. Run-off combination contour. Right on cliff top Baylys Beach. Present use grazing.

Large 1214m2 section. Has septic tank & water & power on the bdy. No covenants.

$550,000 +gst if any ReF 1307 GaRy MoRRis 021 902 087

$129,000 ReF s545 John PoWell 021 439 555

Jill Wilson 021 505 712

32 Ngatoto Rd – Tinopai

Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

110 Victoria Street, Dargaville 143 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

Large Villa set on approx 1¼ acres. Mature gardens. 3 double bedrooms, upgraded kitchen. 5 mins to town. $269,000 ReF HL2048

John PoWell 021 439 555

Harbour & rural views on 3 bedroom home on 10 acres. 10.8acres (approx). Storage Rewired & new septic tank. shed plus good fencing. Beach & lakes 15 mins drive Currently grazing horses. away. $249,000 $175,000 ReF BL463 ReF HL2035 cRaiG cleMenT 021 461 668

133 heatley Road

Weekend hideaway… 1 bedroom cottage (needs finishing) & half round barn on 4.5ha block. $205,000 ReF 1367 sheila Boon 027 498 5651

Rhoda MoRRison 0274 800 691

Galvin Road – Ruawai

4 bedrooms. 2 lounges. Large decks. 6 bay shedding. Flat 8495m2 section. $330,000 ReF 1364

sheila Boon 0274 985 651

Solid 3 bedroom brick & tile 3 bedroom home close to home. Single garage with auto town. Large lounge & family door. Kent style fire plus sunny room, open plan kitchen & conservatory. dining. Double garage, private $174,000 entertaining area. ReF 3095 $190,000 ReF 3143 cRaiG cleMenT 021 461 668

96 Jumna Road

Expansive 300m2, 5 bedroom home. Spacious living, 3 bathrooms. Extensive landscaping. $660,000 ReF 1381 Jill Wilson 021 505 712

Felicia dooRnenBal 021 858 115

Wearmouth Road

Renovated, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. Living area flows onto tranquil deck with wonderful rural views. $349,000 ReF 1365

cRaiG cleMenT 021 461 668

09 439 7295

GaRy MoRRis 021 902 087

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