Page 1


December 21 2011


Holiday Entertainment Pages 8–10

Kaipara’s Regional Newspaper — Kaipara Owned and Operated — Phone 09 439 6933 — 10,000 Copies DELIVERED FREE throughout the Kaipara: Dargaville, Ruawai, Paparoa, Matakohe, Maungaturoto, Kaiwaka, Mangawhai and environs

A special tree for Christmas

by Paul Campbell

Page 3

New Co-ordinator for popular local market

Two huge pururi trees which took root in Dargaville in the 19th century have had a Christmas visit from a family who once lived and played in their shadow.

For Mary Le Noel (nee Wilson), the Mangawhare corner section bounded by Liverpool Street from River Road is very different from the days when it was her childhood home. Now a resident of Tinopai, Mary lived with her parents and two brothers in a Victorian villa on that section of land, before it was aquired by the Northern Wairoa Dairy Company in 1973. “Today, the former dairy company administration building is the home of NorthSouth Multi Media, publishers of the Kaipara Lifestyler and a stable of four farming papers as well as books,” said a family spokesman, Kaipara farmer, Bill Guest. “These magnificent puriri trees were retained when the dairy company directors cleared three houses from the land, relocating one villa to Campbell Terrace nearby, where Mrs Le Noel’s mother, Gertrude, lived until her death in 1978. Her father Mervyn passed away in 1973. “This past weekend, Mary has come up to Dargaville with her four daughters and many of her grandchildren as well as twelve great-grandchildren and her brother Ian with his family and another brother Ken, now Brother Damian, a Franciscan monk.” The extended family held an unveiling and plaque dedication ceremony at the cemetery at Mt Wesley, and then moved down to enjoy a family lunch under the puriri trees. Mrs Le Noel said she believes the trees are over 150 years old and seemed special to local Maori. “When an important Maori died, locals came and picked leaves for use at the funeral.” Mr Guest said the two trees “are dominant in Dargaville and ought to have some heritage status. The gathering of some 30 descendents of the family made for a moving event, with many stories and anecdotes told in a background of fascination with the trees. It was surely an ideal time, with Christmas in the air.”

Page 5

New look website for KDC

Page 14

Family fun for a worthy cause

Top photo left to right: Ken Wilson, Mary Le Noel, Ian Wilson and Nell Davis Guest. Bottom group family photo

Our broadband is so fast... It’s here already! Don’t wait for the RBI – Uber’s wireless rural broadband beats it on speed, price and data cap... Proven, local, reliable – connecting farmers since 2004. Mind-blowingly fast broadband, your phone line for FREE and our packages start from as little as $65 per month.

Uber Group provides Ultra fast, Ultra priced, Ultra reliable wireless and fibre broadband to Northland

That’s unbelievably good.

53 Port Road, Whangarei

09 438 5472 (0508 BROADBAND)

DECEMBER 21 - 2011 The Kaipara Lifestyler is published with pride by NorthSouth Multi Media Ltd, a privately owned Kaipara company. Phone: 09 439 6933 or 0800 466 793 • Fax: 09 439 6930 Email: • Postal Address: PO Box 474, Dargaville Physical Address: Lifestyler House, 107 River Road, Dargaville

Kaipara Lifestyler Editor at large: Paul Campbell 09 439 6933 General Manager: Deb Wright 021 163 9696 Editorial: Joanne Speechly Brian Eastwood Jewelie Sterling

Graphic Design: Greer Mackay Gavin Bainbridge David Stevens Emily Stevens

Advertising: Andy Bryenton Lisa Moffat Debra Blair

Production: Jenny Crundwell

Accounts: Lesley Robinson • Photographer: Caryl Smith 021 110 5627

Read The Lifestyler online — Opinions expressed in this publication, by advertisers or contributors, are not necessarily those of NorthSouth Multi Media Ltd.

Distribution Details 10,000 copies printed weekly and distributed Wednesdays to every home throughout the district including Dargaville, Ruawai, Paparoa, Matakohe, Maungaturoto, Kaiwaka, Mangawhai and Wellsford. Tangiteroria RD1, Dargaville RD1, RD2, RD3, RD4, RD6, RD7, RD9, RD10 Te Kopuru RD1, Ruawai RD1, RD2, Paparoa RD1, Maungaturoto RD1, RD4 Matakohe RD1, Kaiwaka RD, Mangawhai, Wellsford residential, Wellsford RD2, RD3, RD4, RD5, RD6, RD7.

What An Amazing Year A big thank you to all our listeners and advertisers for your dedicated support. Big River FM is growing and with local support, we can look forward to a bright future. MeRRy ChRistMAs to All FRoM the teAM At…

big big river river fm fm Dargaville 98.6 FM

09 439 3003

Ruawai 88.2 FM

We’re looking after your community in so many ways

Thanks for a great year With this, our last edition for what has been a very eventful 2011, the staff of The Kaipara Lifestyler wishes you all a safe, happy and festive Christmas and New Year celebration and an enjoyable holiday whatever your destination may be. We would also like to extend a big thank you to all our readers and customers for the great support they have shown us over the last 12 months. The past year has been one of accelerated growth for both The Kaipara Lifestyler, and our farming titles, which now see our Kaipara-based company, NorthSouth Multi Media, spreading its wings with our farming lifestyle papers in wider Northland, Waikato, Taranaki and Canterbury. It has also been a year of great challenge for all of us, with the tragedy of Christchurch, and of Pike River, a ship grounding and winds and floods — not to mention international economic woes. One the other hand, we have hosted and won the Rugby World Cup, and elected a government. In fact, with Christmas upon us, it seems the past few months have telescoped time into a flurry of activities and events. Now though, it’s our opportunity for time out, to reflect on what has been a time of tumult, and hopefully to plan and look forward to better times ahead. The flowering of pohutakawa around the shores of the Kaipara suggest a long fine summer is beckoning.

Time then to recharge the human battery and look forward to 2012, and a new year in which opportunity clearly beckons. A major rural barometer of course is the agricultural outlook, and Fonterra has lifted its forecast payout to dairy farmers by 20 cents per kilo of solids for the 2012 season, after recovery in international dairy commodity prices over the last couple of months. Much of the early part of 2012 will be seeing the new term government getting to grips with the economy. With the king hits we have experienced from nature, we have a steep hill to climb. But there is one guarantee in life, our future is in our own hands. Neither Fonterra, central or local body government are going to wave a magic wand and make our future wonderful — we are the ones that have to work towards making that happen. The world is undergoing a global financial meltdown — seldom used words like twitter, tweet and facebook are now in everyday use — It is a changing world, and with change comes opportunity, so let’s welcome and take advantage of the challenges in the coming year and all work towards making 2012 a positive and prosperous year to remember.

In the meantime, from the team at NorthSouth Multi Media Ltd please accept our best wishes for a safe and happy holiday.

Beautiful Christmas presents

made right here in the Kaipara

Visual arts, cards, sculpture, jewellery and more

e n i d e m o C at

The Dargaville Club Bistro operating Fridays and Saturdays

ker tables o o n S d n a l o o P here Great Atmosp

GALLERY HOURS OVER HOLIDAY SEASON Open Saturday 24 December – 10 -1pm • Closed 25th – 27 December Open – 28th – 31 December – 10 -4pm • Closed 1st – 3rd January 2012 NORMAL GALLERY HOURS Monday – Wednesday – 10 – 4pm • Thursday 10 – 5.30pm Friday 10 – 4pm • Saturday 10- 1pm

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

Muddy Waters Gallery

For enquiries phone 439 8211

Corner of Kapia St and Parenga St, Dargaville

on Gumdiggers Corner

s t r A ion



Christmas in the Gardens Despite the rain, Christmas in the Gardens organisers said they were absolutely stoked at the turnout, which was estimated to be 600 people. Numbers usually sit at about 1,200 but the intermittent rain and showers no doubt kept some revellers at home. The evening concert included entertainment performed by the talented folk at Circus Kumarani and some of the districts most talented singers,

musicians and dancers. Fifteen acts spread over two and a half hours, meant that there was never a dull moment and provided plenty of variety. Dargaville signwriter, Trevor Moss, provided a stunning painting, which was a work in progress over the evening. The gathered crowd supported the performers enthusiastically all evening.

DECEMBER 21 - 2011


New Co-ordinator for popular local market

The highly successful Riverside Produce Market has become a fixture on the local calendar over the last year — a meeting place for Dargaville residents and visitors to sample the best of the region’s fresh food. Having grown into a vibrant weekly event, the market has reached the point where a dedicated co-ordinator is needed to take it to the next level — and just the right person has been found for the job. Patrice Donaldson says that her experience as a mum are the perfect background for organising the markets — getting everyone in the right place at the right time and focusing on fun and variety. She’s ready to roll up her sleeves and get into the swing of things, as the markets continue over the holiday season, with tourists and visitors keen to experience the fresh produce and live entertainment — which the Riverside Produce Markets have become famous for.

Getting ready for a busy time — market organiser, Deborah van Leeuwerden with new co-ordinator Patrice Donaldson

Above: Overcast and rain, but Christmas in the Gardens still makes them smile


When was the last time you had your insurance package last revised?

Left: Christmas is for kids — Dave Stevens introducing, angles, wise man and shepherds at Christmas in the Gardens

Advice & Competitive quotes

Over 20 years’ rural insurance experience

We can help you make y r business your bus stand out in tthe marketplace... refreshing your logo, your stationery, your sales brochures, & flyers as well as your signage. We can help you make the difference that will make your business stand out! PO Box 898 whangarei

Alistair Nauman

Registered Financial Adviser

‘For Professional Insurance Advice’


Insurance Brokers and Consultants

97 Victoria Street, Dargaville

Phone 09 439 8897

Hassle Free Gas!

Delivered to your door

Complete local gas service covering: Dargaville, Te Kopuru, Baylys Beach, Kaihu, Waihue, Tangowahine, Mititai, TokaToka, Ruawai, Paparoa, Maungaturoto & Brynderwyn

Don’t run out these holidays – Call Now! 148 Victoria Street Dargaville •

Gas & Tyre SER V ICES

0800 788 288


DECEMBER 21 - 2011

This is a series of regular articles keeping you informed of happenings on our harbour today, and from bygone days — truly the ‘Jewel of the Kaipara’.

Care is a holiday watchword by Paul Campbell Holiday makers flocking to the biggest harbour in the southern hemisphere, with its 947-square kilometre expanse of sea with an 800-kilometre coastline, might be forgiven for not seeing too much more than a great waterway surrounded by spectacular landscapes. But behind the scene these holidays, there is plenty going on, apart from families camping, kayaking, fishing, waterskiing and taking part in myriad summer activities. There will be workers out there too. Pollution and run-off have come to the fore as Kaipara Harbour despoilers. Earlier this year a series of workshops were run by the Northern Regional Council, which has particular responsibility for our various waterways. These gatherings were organised to point out the problems with pollution and run-off and to alert communities and individuals to be aware of the problem. As part of this awareness, in pockets of land and estuaries around

Kaipara Harbour residents — keeping an eye on their coast

the harbour, summer will see a continuation of efforts in replanting. A cruise along part of the Otamatea coastline, and around Port Albert, show evidence of holiday home owners and farmers pitching in with shoreline planting. This is occurring alongside, or as part of, programmes such as the Te Uri O Hau project to see an additional two million plants around the harbour. However, the NRC has called for vigilance along the waterway itself. It has introduced action plans to cope with marine pest discoveries, aiming to educate harbour and coastal users and the wider public about the threats potential pest species pose and ways to stop these pests reaching Northland. And summer, with its increase in the coastal population is certainly a good time to spread this message to be aware of marine pests and report their presence for control by the council. Harbour users, residents and holiday makers are the first line of defence. For information to arm the uninitiated, have a look at the web-based New Zealand Marine Biosecurity Porthole which has been developed.

It houses data from a national series of biological surveys looking for unwanted marine pests, to detect invasive and harmful marine animals and plants early enough for them to be dealt with. It is also designed to detect the spread of established pests to previously clear locations in the harbour. And while you are keeping an eye out you may also come across holiday volunteers taking part in Catchment care, which is being carried out under the patronage of Fonterra. Over the holidays they will be out and about with spades and trowels putting in native plants and trees and clearing weeds. “As we move into the summer holidays, we’re hoping to get some local people who are keen to make a difference to the environment involved,” says Fonterra catchment care programme manager, Leana Hunt. “The aim is to protect and enhance the longterm health of the Kaipara Harbour. “This will involve habitat restoration including weeding and plant releasing, support fencing and planting in priority areas, habitat creation and erosion control planting.”

YNOT AUTOS LTD Ynot Autos will be closing for Christmas on Friday the 23rd of December at 12 noon. As of the 1st of January 2012 we are pleased to announce that the business will be operated by Mr Darren O’Connor, trading as

Ruawai Auto Services.

Phone 09 439 2424, he will be opening on Monday the 9th of Jan, 8 – 5 pm Mon – Fri. Ynot Accounts can still be paid at the current premises, by cheque or cash, alternatively by bank deposit. Tony and Carol would like to take this opportunity to thank all customers for their loyal support through the years and a safe and happy Christmas. We wish Darren every success with his new business. Matakohe Passenger Transport Ltd is still operating from these premises, for all school bus services, charters and van hire. Tony or Carol can be contacted after the 9th on 439 2741. 23 Freyberg Rd, Ruawai

Ph 09 439 2424 • Fax 09 439 2741 Email

Open 5 days 8am-5pm

DECEMBER 21 - 2011

New look website for KDC Kaipara District Council now has a new look website with new information — and this is just the start. Council staff have been working alongside design company Zeald to produce a user-friendly website. The general consensus from Councillors and staff is that the new website ‘looks good’. The address remains unchanged. “It’s bright and fresh, has a Kaipara look and feel and is easy to navigate,” said Corporate Services Manager, Barbara Ware. “There is a lot of new information available with more to come. “A website is a living thing that should constantly evolve. We will continue to work behind the scenes to bring new things to the site. “Thanks to the people at Zeald we have the ability to update Council’s website almost immediately. This was not the case with the old site and it was frustrating for everyone.”


Lucky winner of this year’s Kaipara Lifestyler Shop and Win grand prize, Tracey McCarthy is sure to enjoy a cracker Christmas with $500 worth of groceries from winning store Jaques Four Square in Kaiwaka

Council is working through last minute details with the Bank of New Zealand and hopes to have its Pay Online page up and running prior to Christmas.

Images from Albertland

This landmark commemorative book by Paul Campbell tells the story of the Albertlanders’ arrival and settling of the Kaipara area, and features many of Harold Marsh’s photographs that have been painstakingly restored.

A rare opportunity to purchase a signed, numbered and recorded, collectors’ edition of an outstanding New Zealand publication Order now on our website or by phone, email or by post Phone 09 439 6933 — Postal address: P.O. Box 474 Dargaville Email  •

RETIREES DREAM LOCATION 1980s Home on large section with orchard. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Conservatory, Double internal garage and 2 sheds

All The Work hAs Been Done Residential or Holiday Home. Large section and established gardens. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Large deck with sea views.

54 Cobham Ave, Dargaville


For Sale $340,000 neg View

Three double bedrooms and open plan living.


seating. Park like grounds and 34 Fruit trees.

Lorraine Davidson

Double and single garage, large deck with

Christmas BreaK Opening hOurs Christmas Eve – CLOSED, Christmas Day – CLOSED, Boxing Day – CLOSED Public Holiday Tuesday December 27 – 12pm – 6pm Wednesday December 28 – 12pm – 6pm Thursday December 29 – 6am – 8pm Friday December 30 – 6am – 8pm New Years Eve Saturday 31 – CLOSED New Years Day Sunday – CLOSED Public Holiday Monday January 2 – 12pm – 6pm Public Holiday Tuesday January 3 – 12pm – 6pm Normal hours 6am – 8pm from Wednesday January 4, 2012 The next Kids Zone will be on the January 14 from 6pm till 8pm.

Phone 09 439 1065

44 Parore west Road, Dargaville


For Sale $285,000 View

Elevated with great views.


4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a rumpus.

Lorraine Davidson

Spacious split-level home, in-ground pool.

39 Montgomery Ave, Dargaville For Sale $350,000 neg View 184746

Lorraine Davidson

B 09 470 0960

B 09 470 0960

B 09 470 0960




5 Moeatoa Lane, Baylys Beach


For Sale $395,000 View

Elevated and perfectly maintained.


Modern well equipped kitchen.


A great Christmas present!


3 bedrooms and 3 decks with alfresco dining. Enjoy an HRV, a heat pump and under floor eco insulation.

18 Third Ave, Dargaville


For Sale View

Elevated with views & tastefully presented.


Private entry & large 4 bay basement.

Lorraine Davidson

3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living.

11 Islington St, Dargaville For Sale $369,000 View 313997

Lorraine Davidson

B 09 470 0960

B 09 470 0960



All companies within this composite are Members of Bayleys Realty Group


DECEMBER 21 - 2011

An amazing race

The Griffin Road Gad Abouts, also known as the Holst family, were this year’s winners of Maungaturoto’s Inaugural Amazing Race and the recipients of a very impressive and generous first prize — a scenic flight over the Kaipara Harbour, courtesy of Ralph Schultz Helicopters.

primary school gardens, completing three holes at the Japanese Golf Course, demonstrating CPR at St John’s headquarters, identifying native trees at the playground, braving the cool waters of Piroa Falls and plunging down the massive waterslide at Maungaturoto Primary School.

Eighteen teams took on the mid November challenge to conquer the tasks set before them, while at the same time aiding the community and familiarising themselves with some of Maungaturoto’s treasures.

“In addition to Ralph Schultz Helicopters, there were many organisations that helped make this day possible,” said organiser, Nyree Alcock.

The teams, armed with a map, money and food for bribes, enthusiastically set off from the Maungaturoto Centennial Hall to their allocated starting points. Next, the teams were tasked to fill their passport with stamps from various locations and complete some exciting, and less appealing, activities. Activities included collecting sheep manure from the Community Walkway for the

“The race would not have happened without the continued generosity and community spirit from our sponsors and all the other people who so often help our community. “As organisers, we have learned a few key lessons about running a good Amazing Race.’’ If anyone has any ideas and feedback or wants to get on board with helping or sponsoring contact Nyree Alcock on 09 431 8462 or

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

August 2nd 1912.

Political Notes. r. Coates asked the Minister of Public Works whether it is the intention of the Government to authorise the extension of the Kaihu Valley Railway to Donnelly’s Crossing, a distance of about four miles. (Note, this extension will be the outlet for approximately 300,000,000 feet of milling timber and will provide an outlet for Katui, Oranua, Tutamoe, Mangatu and neighbouring settlements carrying a population of over 300 people and opening up approximately 40,000 acres of Crown land at present in virgin state.) The Hon Mr. Fraser, Minister of Public Works, replied that the timber to which the Member for Kaipara contends this line would give access is strictly reserved at present, hence the main justification, which the Member urges for the further extension of the railway, is non-existent. The line would also be a difficult and expensive one to construct. The Minister’s reply is noted as unsatisfactory.




‘Frogmorton’ (Gold Crest) delicate malty flavour and rich bouquet. A rare and pure stimulant. Do you drink it? You should!

O The winning team — Shar Dormer presenting Ralph Schultz Helicopters’ voucher for flight over Kaipara

Family Link Childcare Centre and OSCAR wish you a safe and happy Christmas. Best wishes for 2012. Centre closes 5.30pm, 23 December 2011. Centre re-opens 7.30am, 9 January 2012. OSCAR starts 16 January 2012. 38 Parore Street Dargaville 0310 Phone (09) 439 6685


n the motion of Councillor Dell it was resolved that a letter be written to police and their attention be drawn to the fact that vehicles are being driven in the Borough at night without proper lights Also that bicycles should be required to carry lights. The matter of arranging for the shipment of goods from Lyttelton was left in the hands of the Mayor, Mr. F. J. Dargaville.


Kaipara TOWN BUS SERVICE Helping you get around Dargaville Timetable:

departs Logan St at 9.30am, 11.30am, 2.00pm & 4.30pm

One Way Fare: Adults

$5, Children under 14 $2

Remember to hail the bus if you’d like us to stop. Phone us for a pickup during the scheduled timetable

Phone 439 4902 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our customers Town & Around will run as per normal except statutory days 26–27 Dec, 2–3 Jan

We will be closed for Christmas:

December 21st — 4th January “We wish you all the best for the

holiday season.” 09 439 6933 •

This Christmas may your days be filled with true friends, close family and precious memories.

Wishing everybody a safe and happy Christmas Season for kumara recipes and info:

Merry Christmas from John, Margaret, Tracey, Adam, Jay, George, Roseanne & Joel.

Margaret & John Bishop

Closed from 2:00pm 23/12/11 Re-opening 8:00am 9th January 2012

Unlock a safe & happy Christmas this year with Whangarei Mobile Locksmiths

If you require emergency repairs please contact John & Margaret on 09 439 5142 or 027 655 5216

Newman Engineering (2004) LTD

14-16 Beach Rd, Dargaville • 09 439 5065 •

DECEMBER 21 - 2011

Council briefs

Pahi Wastewater: Sanitary Survey At the request of Northland Regional Council, Council has approved a sanitary survey of septic tanks will be undertaken within the catchment area of the Pahi Reserve.

from December 14th meeting of the Kaipara District Council Former Dairy Factory, Whakapirau

Kaipara Heritage Fund

Council has agreed to transfer ownership of the former Dairy Factory to Mr Brett Taylor. who purchased the building from a land agent however it is located on esplanade reserve vested in Council.

Council will fund the 2011/2012 applications to the Kaipara Heritage Assistance Fund as follows:

Council will make a grant to Taylor at purchase price and will enter into a conditional agreement with Taylor that he works with Council to make necessary changes to enable the footprint of the land the building sits on to be leased to him. There is to be no change to public access rights to the reserve and resource consents will still need to be approved. Mr Taylor must agree to meet all Council’s related costs. Installation of Footbridge Council has fully endorsed the construction of a footbridge on an unformed section of King Road, Mangawhai. This will provide enhanced access to the Brynderwyn Hills Scenic Reserve. Council will pay for ongoing maintenance however, the bridge design in an approved engineering solution and will not require a great deal of maintenance for many decades. Alamar Cresent Boat Ramp Council has approved the proposal to modify the Alamar Cresent boat ramp to enable Mangawhai Boating and Fishing club to apply for resource consent from Northland Regional Council. Construction of the boat ramp must not commence until after the end of the 2011/2012 camping season but all work needs to be undertaken within six months following the end of camping season.

Paparoa Parish, Historic Church at Whakapirau $1,066; Owen and Mary Stevens, Haigh House, $4,398; The Kauri Museum Pioneer Church, roof and toilets, $2,425; Dargaville Lions replacement of rotten windows, $1,332; Friends of Paparoa Brickworks, brick kiln, $2,460; Kaiwaka War Memorial Hall photographic display of WWI and II, $448.50; Marija Vuletic, former Dargaville Post Office, $2,870.00. Mangawhai Endowment Fund Committee Recommendations The Mangawhai Endowment Fund was created from the disestablishment of the Mangawhai Harbour Board, which held extensive residential lands at Mangawhai. Council calls for applications for grants from the fund each year, and these were assessed by the Mangawhai Endowment Fund Committee, then makes a recommendation to Council on how the available funds should be disbursed. Council confirms the Mangawhai Endowment Fund Committee’s 16 November 2011 resolution for the following grants for the 2010/2011 funding:

Mangawhai Historical Society, $50,000; Mangawhai Library Hall Committee, $5412; Mangawhai Activity Zone $15,510; Mangawhai Boating and Fishing Club, $12,027; Mangawhai Community Garden, $500; Hakaru Pony Club, $586; Mangawhai Harbour Restoration Society $30,066. Council endorses the use of the Mangawhai Endowment Funds for internal borrowing and attracting interest which is set at the average cost of borrowing.

next-generation generation Kontiki Kontik

The predator, a winning catch Kontiki fishing is a popular pastime in the Kaipara district, with anglers embracing this innovative technology to ensure a great catch. But not all kontikis are created equal – design and development make a big difference to the top models on the market, and there are few which equal the brand new Predator 54. This sleek and deadly-looking device takes its cue from 100 million years of evolution, with the form of a shark giving it natural stability and a profile which slices through rough seas with ease. Travelling up to 2.3 kilometers offshore to harvest its catch, the Predator is designed to run smooth and true, with its unique tail, fins and rudder working in combination. In fact, it dives under breaking surf to get clear of the shore, powering through waves which would cause other kontikis serious trouble. The heart of the Predator 54 is its powerful motor with 54 pounds of thrust. It’s backed up by a safety cut out system to prevent snag damage too, and driven by not two but three batteries, ably accommodated by a wide, streamlined body. Many other manufacturers of kontiki fishing equipment have experienced problems recently with automatic guidance systems – socalled GPS and autopilots intended to stop the kontiki from drifting off line. Predator have adopted a prudently measured approach to this issue, with their own automatic guidance system still undergoing rigorous tests to make sure it’s up to the biggest seas and the most challenging conditions. For this reason, the Predator 54 offers the best of the both worlds... it’s not only naturally more stable and hydrodynamic because of its unique shape, but it will also be able to be retrofitted with automatic guidance when Predator’s research and development team are 100 percent sure that their tests have proven conclusive. That means you can get fishing this summer, and upgrade if and when you feel it’s needed. If you buy a Predator 54 today, you can choose to upgrade at a special price of $649, all-inclusive, when the autopilot becomes available. And what a summer of fishing it’s going to be with one of these mean-looking machines at your command! With a quick turnaround and a host of features to assist whether you’re fishing day or night, the Predator is sure to bring in a big catch every time... hassle free and with bulletproof reliability. Watching one of these kontikis in action, you can see why this form of fishing is fast becoming a favourite for anglers all over New Zealand.

“That That looks mean and nasty! It’s a Predator all right!” GRAEME SINCLAIR Gone Fishin’

• Stable, streamlined predator design • 24 month kontiki warranty • 12 month battery warranty • Designed and made in New Zealand

• Predator 54 Electric Kontiki • 2 weights • Accessory case • 3 batteries 12V 9.0Ah • 1 × D battery • 1 × battery charger

• Able to be retrofitted with an advanced auto-pilot system

2011 Christmas sPECiaL AVAILABLE Exclusively from

7 for more info

Grab the Predator 54 Kontiki Bundle for only $1,650 was $1,750

Nola SportS

126 Victoria Street, Dargaville Phone: 09 439 8624 Email:


DECEMBER 21 - 2011

Holiday Entertainment Read the paper online FILLER

Texas swing party

by Andy Bryenton

Opening Hours: Tuesday | Thursday | Friday Saturday

from 11.30am 3.00pm till late

Daily specials including Everyday $10 dining specials

...To name a few

• Tuesday | Wednesday • Thursday • Friday Thursday | Friday | Saturday

2-4-1 burgers $10 Roast $10 Curry $9 2-4-1 Happy hours 4.30pm – 6.30pm Friday | Saturday nights DJ Weekends January | February Theme nights 37 Vine Street


09 459 7461

Jazz was born in New Orleans in the early part of the 20th century. Shortly after its birth it left its native city and began an odyssey which was to eventually encompass the world. As part of its journey it moved west into Louisiana’s neighbouring state — Texas. Texas was home to a vast hodge-podge of musical traditions, all of which were bound together by a widespread fiddle tradition. One bandleader who enthusiastically adopted jazz was fiddler Bob Wills, leader of the Texas Playboys. Dance bands in the country areas originally consisted of stringed instruments: fiddles, guitars, mandolins, banjos, double basses. To these Wills added a drummer and horns, mainly trumpets and saxophones. His band eventually contained 22 players in its heyday. The result was jazz with a different tinge and emphasis which became known as Western Swing or Texas Swing. It was jazz with a strong country music tinge.



into the maze Win a second ticket by emailing the correct answer:

“Arrange the letters in ‘NEW DOOR’ into one word”

MATAKOHE HOUSE Home style family meals. Generous servings to satisfy your country appetite, using locally grown produce.

Open 7 nights Reservations are essential (before 5pm please)

Phone 09 431 7091

SPEEDWAY 1pm Saturday 7th January LIMITED & SUPER SALOON TROPHY DASH Lower Port Rd, Whangarei $10 Adult $5 Child/Student $30 Family Under 5 free

Labyrinth Woodworks, Maze and Puzzle Museum

The tradition has been kept alive by such groups as Asleep at the Wheel and the Time Jumpers. Willie Nelson has also been strongly influenced by Texas Swing. On Friday January 6 the Aratapu Tavern is presenting a celebration of this distinctive brand of music, played by a specially assembled band — The Northern Swing Seven, with Terry Toohill on fiddle and other string instruments, Chris Davidson on guitar, Carol Power on vocals, Joe Carbery on saxophones, Julian Russell on piano, Naomi Chitty on bass and Don Hales on drums. They will present a selection of tunes associated with the great names of Texas Swing.


Wai Worri


647 Waiotemarama Gorge Rd, next to Kauri forest & waterfall walks.

Try some of the fun puzzles as you explore great quality, affordable arts, crafts & puzzles.

Sat & Sun 31st Dec–1st Jan 2012

Maze, Shop and Museum Open all year

Country Muster

Phone: 09-405 4581

Email: Website:

  

 



 


         

in conjunction with BiG river Fm the best in the west

Amenities & AttrActions • Toilets/cold showers • All weather venue • Family entertainment • Food and refreshments centrAl to: • Waipoua Forest • All weather venue • Family entertainment • Food and refreshments


FeAtured Artists

• Rex & Noelene Franklin • Joy Sloane • Abby • Pete Rawlings • Urban Country Band • Raw Country With Many supporting entertainers

10am start both sat & sun – Adult: $10/day • under 15: Free cAmpers & motorhomes Welcome $20 pp cover whole weekend including camping. plenty of flat

land available at ArAnGA 40km north of dargaville.

contact phil Godfrey (09) 439 5083 • ted or cushla (09) 434 0857 email:



DECEMBER 21 - 2011


Holiday Entertainment

Global gourmets hooked on the Funky Fish

by Andy Bryenton

Global and local gourmet travellers are learning what Kaipara locals have known for the past 11 years — the Funky Fish at Bayly’s beach is a top eatery in a truly stunning location. The Lonely Planet Guide, the Gastromrider Challenge and more have ranked the popular local spot as one of our region’s treasures. And that’s just the beginning. Accolades from near and far have been a feature of the Funky Fish’s 11year history — they’ve just celebrated their birthday on December 11th. It’s not just the delights of the popular eatery’s menu, either — the Funky Fish has garnered a reputation as a rocking musical destination as well, with bands and fans alike enjoying the laid-back courtyard atmosphere and the stunning surroundings. Owner Beth Kelliher has watched her business grow over the last decade, from its origins in partnership with chef Dave Northover and his wife Kate, a talented Chef, Anna Miller and Funky Fish designer and artist. And while the artful murals, owner Beth Kelliher all smiles after rave reviews decorations and menu specials have changed from time to time, the Funky Fish has remained an iconic part of the local community, with its signature dishes renowned far and wide. Guesthouse – B&B “I’ve never felt I owned the place,” says Beth “because the community have really taken ownership!” It’s this relationship with the locals which has given the Funky Fish a big part of its legendary reputation, and it shines through in the very relaxed, utterly Kiwi vibe of the place. A cold drink, some local tunes, and a heaping helping of golden kumara wedges laden with bacon, onion, cheese and aioli provide the perfect ‘real NZ’ experience! Recently the Funky Fish has received another boost in popularity, making the grade as one of New Zealand’s best cafes. ‘The Great New Zealand Cafe Book’ showcases the cream of the nation’s espresso venues, and in such luminary company the Funky Fish definitely shines. We offer quaint charm, comfort and good food. Chefs Brad Trembath and Anna Miller have whipped up a hot new Historic pa site, local village and museum. summer menu, and a lineup of talented bands are ready to entertain you Contact: over the holidays. If you’ve never stopped by for a meal at the Funky Deb and Kevin 09 431 6444 – your hosts Fish, make a booking now — and get in on the ‘secret’ that’s being talked about by lovers of fine food and good times around the world!

Sunday 8th January Sunday Session Part 1 Sunday 15th January Charlotte Johansen

The World Famous Funky Fish brings you a summer of great music – the perfect accompaniment to our mouthwatering new menu. Check out our season of laid-back Sunday sessions for a slice of great local talent!

Sunday 29th January Tim Guy Sunday 5th February Nameless Sons Sunday 12th February Sunday Session Part 2 Sunday 26th February AlizarinLizard Sunday 11th March Sunday Session Part 3

Bookings essential – Call Now

Phone 439 8883

Kaikohe Fire Museum • Model Fire Engines • Fire Memorabilia • Uniforms • Other moments in time

OPEN MOST DAYS Please phone to guarantee viewing

09 405 3130 Ngaire • 021 489 668 Jim 7 Heke Street, Kaikohe | ENTRY BY DONATION

Read the paper online FILLER BAYLYS BEACH HOLIDAY PARK Accommodation to fit all budgets

home of quad bike hire 24 Seaview Rd, Baylys Beach, Dargaville, New Zealand

0800 BAYLYS (229 597)

Your Hosts: Trish & Mark Rolfe

ARATAPU TAVERN FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE MUSIC 23rd December Carol Power Sings Jazz backed by the Joe Carberry Trio Put a ring around Friday Nights

NEw YEARS EVE 31st December Liverpool Street Band – back by popular demand

Normal hours throughout the Festive Season. Open Boxing Day and New Years Monday

Full menu, bar snacks and courtesy van available Follow us on Facebook • Doors Open 11:00 am Phone 09 439 5923 •


DECEMBER 21 - 2011

Holiday Entertainment FILLER Read the paper online Steam Up North Convention 2012

Heritage Park, SH14, Maunu, Whangarei

Come and ride the miniature trains Public days: 6th, 7th, 8th January 2012 10am–4pm, $2 per ride Over 50 miniature locomotives to ride behind. Whangarei Model Engineering Club PO Box 10233, Te Mai, Whangarei

Whangarei Pet & Aquarium Centre Quality Pet Foods and Accessories

Tactical fun brings computer games to life

You’ve blasted your way through virtual battlefields from Halo to Gears of War to the gritty realism of Black Ops. You’ve been splattered with paintball pellets and crawled through the bush in full camo. But somewhere

Racing at Ruakaka on

Thursday January 5th.

Heaps of oncourse entertainment. Dual code meeting 15 races gallops and harness.

First race 12 noon, gates open at 10am, Entrance Fee $10 per person. Under 18’s free. Airsoft ‘soldiers’ take cover in the middle of a fast-paced game

Join us for the biggest raceday of the year in Northland Ruakaka Racecourse. | Giant Screen oncourse | | Ballistic Blonde Skydivers | | Food Pavilion | Local cuisine | | All day bars and refreshments | For more details visit: 09 432 7249 •

09 438 1627

14 Maunu Road Whangarei

in between you know there must be a middle ground — a game which gives you the visceral thrills and the tactical rush of simulated combat without the expense and the big bruises. You strap into a full-face mask and helmet, load up your totally accurate replica AK-47 and flip off the safety. Out there among a thirdworld shantytown with gravel streets and camo-netted shacks your friends are waiting, armed to the teeth. In the next hour you’ll experience all the action of virtual reality games like Counterstrike and Modern Warfare in real life, as you plant bombs, steal intel, snipe, outflank and duck into cover.

This is the hot new sport of Airsoft — essentially a game of soldiers amped up to adult levels and played out on an indoor battlefield. Will Browning is the tactical mastermind behind this new and exciting Waipu destination — right next to his parents’ brand new garden centre and cafe on the cove coast. He’s created a safe and controlled environment for friends to meet and shoot at each other, based on his experiences with Airsoft both here in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. And despite the menacing guns and military armour, this really is as safe as a game of tag. Kids as young as 10 can enjoy playing airsoft with parental supervision, and with the protection of a helmet, mask and goggles the ‘tag’ from a 6mm plastic pellet is far less painful than the solid whack of a paintball. Rules are strictly enforced to make sure that every game is fair and risk-free. Players (as many as five per side right now) compete in multiple game types, with an emphasis on teamwork and tactics as they navigate alleys, shacks, oildrums and tyres in the battle zone. The fast-paced games last about an hour, with twists and special rules to keep the action fresh. If you’ve played paintball, if you’re a keen gamer, or if you want to try an exciting new sport with your mates (one where you get to shoot them!), then Airsoft is for you. Gather your ‘special forces’ and get out of virtual reality and into real adrenaline-pumping action these holidays!


The Pines Pioneer Bed and Breakfast Perfect gift for that special occasion.

Tactical counter-insurgency battle games in an indoor urban-combat environment


Only $25 for an hour of adrenalinepumping fun and action!


AMMO INCLUDED! 533 Cove Rd, Waipu • Ph 09 432 1579


The Pines Road, Paparoa Phone 09 431 6033 Email Website

DECEMBER 21 - 2011

Dogs tail . . .

Time fer a Chrissmiss break “Well that was a helluva year, Dog.” Yep. Me, Billy BC here agin, and that wuz tha Boss speakin’ as we did a turn rounda stock ata weekend, before we headid off ta tha implimint shed ta check outa boat an’ make sure tha trailer warrint was okay. Boss sez he’s rilly lookin’ forward ta Chrissmiss. “Not!” he sed then. “This Chrissmiss I’ll be spendin’ tha day ona water, wiv a cold beer or three ana fishin’ rod. Okay, Sharlene, (‘is gerlfrend) will be back ata campsite getting’ a big feed tagether. Cold ham, new spuds, salad ‘n stuff. But that’s all we gunna be doing. An anyway Dog, you’ll be gittin’ yore usual ham bone an’ fat scraps, so don’t wurry mate.” I wuz pleased ta here that. Sounds pretty good ta me. Tha beach, swimmin ina surf, chasin’ seagulls. No cattil or sheep werk ta wurry about. Gunna be a good holiday eh? “Na, Dog,” tha Boss went on. “It rilly has been a helluva year. Them Christcherch earthquakes wuz tha bigone.” I rembered that ‘cos Sharene’s mum came ta stay ta get away frum the ground shakin’ all ova, an’ she was always bringin’ me treats outa tha kitchen. She acterly sed she liked me better ‘n tha Boss, but I’ve nivva tole him that. Anyway, Sharlene’s Mum went back ta Christcherch, and then, I’ll be blowed, there wuz another big shake, and she cum back again. Boss finally got her a ‘partmint in Auckland,

‘cos she didn’t wanta go back down south, but didn’t wanta stay ona farm. She reckind there wuz no place for herta use her gold card, what she’s bin usin’ ever since ta take ferryrides ona harbour. “Well, anyway,” Boss wen’t on,” nex’ thing ya know we gotta find 15 billion dollas ta rebuild Christcherch. And wot happins. We gotta spend millions of more dollas ona Werld Kup. Not that I’m sayin’ that wuzn’t munny well spent ‘cos we won it. But by gawd Dog, if we hadn’t there wooda been nashin’ of teeth and wailin’ downa Paparoa pub eh? Then wot happins. Bluddy ship runs aground an’ amost spoils our best holiday beaches. Cood still be a problim too. “An’ then o’ course, tha lectshins. We did’n get time ta draw breath an’ it’s off ta tha polls we go. Now I see that John Kei rilly is gonna sell offa chunk of Air New Zillin, an some power kumpnies ta pay back the morgage. Well, I tell

TokaToka ConTraCTing • Bulk Fertiliser Spreading • General Carrier • Suppliers of limestone ideal for farm tracks

Earthmoving Specialists

All enquiries welcome

Phone John Dreadon on 09 439 2211 or 021 273 2571 Or Kevin Dreadon on 09 439 2995 or 021 273 2572

0800 0H 2 DIG (0800 642 344) or 021 741 998

Drive Safely this Holiday Season

yerdog, If I sold off a paddick every time I was ina finanshil cactus, we soon wouldn’t have a bloody farm left eh? “Na, tha thing ta do is keep croppin’ tha paddick, keep growin’ grass and feedin’ tha stock, not flog it off forever.” Sort makes sense ta me. Ifa Boss sold tha farm, I’d be short ofa muttin bone fer me tea. Probly havta eat them biskit things lika lifestyle labradoer bitch downa life style blok. Nope, I’m gettin’ tha message froma Boss. It’s all bina bit frort an’ its time ta stick tha feet up ona side ofa boat. Well, tha Boss can. Sharlene sez I’m gettin’ me own air mattriss for Chrissmiss campin’, so I knows where I’ll be. She sez Boss can afford ter shout me ‘cos Fonterror just give him anovver 20 cents a kilo o’ milk solids. Happy Chrissmiss! — Billy


Be Careful on the roads


Merry Christmas!

Have a safe and prosperous holiday season – we’ll see you in the New Year!

“No job too small we look at them all.” Driveways * Housesites * Farm work * Cartage * Footings * Hole boring * 3.5–12 tonne diggers available *


MAssive rAnge of Mx geAr in store now!!! LS2 Helmets from��������$139�oo Moose Boots from������ $189�oo

FFM Helmets from�������$155�oo Gaerne Boots from������$349�oo

NEW 2012 Thor MX Gear in Stock NOW!!! Gloves from ������������������ $25�oo Jerseys from����������������� $33�oo Boots from�������������������$219�oo Casual Clothing from ����$35�oo

Goggles from ����������������$30�oo Pants from���������������������$99�oo Helmets from���������������$249�oo Body Armour from���������$70�oo

Also cAll in & check out our

christMAs sPeciAls up to

• For all your Cultivation Requirements • Round Hay/Silage, Pit Silage • Single and Tube Wrapping • Mow, Rake, Bale

40% OFF run-out mx clothing, helmets & accessories!!! Your one-stop shop for MX & Trail Ride accessories!!!

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

SPRING IS HERE! • Round Silage and Pit Silage • Power Harrowing and Air Seeding available BOOK NOW

Mob: 021 439 748


A/hrs: 09 439 7469

Dargaville Honda Authorised Honda Dealer

Jervois Street, Dargaville • Ph 09 439 1089


DECEMBER 21 - 2011

Capitalising on Northern Sunshine

by Andy Bryenton

Kevin Black has been farming at Pouto for the last twenty years, running a herd of 240 dairy cows and 200 other cattle at a picturesque spot on the peninsula with views of the mighty Wairoa, as it flows down to the Kaipara Harbour. But in earlier years he was engaged in a very different trade — as a military marine engineer, and it was his job to keep the powerful turbines and boilers of an ocean-going warship at full steam. Knowledge of thermal energy was a big part of this job — crucial to keeping the big engines running. And this provided a surprising crossover when it came to one of the big expenses every dairy farmer knows all too well — providing hot water for his milking sheds. With tests and inspections becoming ever more stringent, and digital checks for bacteria, impurities and contamination now an integral part of providing top-quality milk, farmers need vast quantities of water at around 80 degrees Celsius — the right temperature to work with chemical detergents, and make sure that all the plant and infrastructure of milking are hygienically clean.

JENYNS CoN CoNtraC traCti tiN Ng Ruawai

Dams - Drainage General Excavations Excavators - Building Site Trucking

Call Tim 021 766 129 or Call Gavin 021 766 130

So, at a time when it was still considered an ‘alternative’ or emerging technology, Kevin Black adopted solar power to help heat his 350-litre cylinder. “Turbines and boilers were my bread and butter,” he says, “and I knew it took a lot more energy to get water from cold up to forty degrees, than it does to go from forty to eighty.” The heat of the Northland sun beating down on the roof of Kevin’s shed proved to be more than enough to give his water heater the boost it needed. “The power bill for my shed was in excess of $1,000 per month — anything that would cut that back was worthwhile. The reality is that the technology isn’t new. New Zealand hasn’t embraced solar power in the same way Europe has, perhaps because power (from hydro electric sources) used to be so cheap.” It’s been over six years since the solar panels went up at Tin Hau farms, and the savings from their installation have been right in line with what the EECA (the Government’s Energy Efficiency Authority) have found across the country on a number of test farms. The reduction in power costs has been timely, with prices for electricity rising even as the solar panels began to pay for themselves.

Great summer fun bike or farm bike The DR-Z250 lets you put the enjoyment back into off-road motorcycling with race bred handling, powerful oil-cooled motor, a slick 6-speed transmission and disc brakes front and rear. It comes equipped complete with electric start (with a kick-start backup), so whether you are out trail riding, blowing the cobwebs out after a hard week or working around the farm, the DR-Z250 is always ready for action.

ChiCk TransporT • General Carriers • ProduCe • Metal

• Fertiliser • liMestone • sileaGe • MaChinery ContaCt alden ChiCk Ph/Fax 09 439 5581 M 0274 986 813

Suzuki DR-Z250 K7



Including GST

Randells Suzuki

8 Kapia St, Dargaville Phone 09 439 6952

DECEMBER 21 - 2011


Kaipara Service Directory AFFCO LIVESTOCK

100% Kaipara Owned and Operated

Terry North

RENTAL – Let us quote

Overalls, Dustcoats, Dirt and Dust Stopper Mats Cabinet Towels, Hand Towels, Tea Towels, Aprons, Washroom Hygiene Service Sanitary Units, Air Fresheners, Soap Dispensers Weekly servicing of rental items

Phone 09 439 5902

106 Victoria St, Dargaville

Mobile 027 484 1823 • Fax 09 439 1320

Phone/Fax 09 439 7139 or 0800 808 820

CA MotorCyCles ltD

ENGINEERING (2002) LTD PH/FAX 09 439 7392 MOB 027 414 1250 PUKEKO ST DARGAVILLE 0310 • All general engineering requirements • Suppliers of Waikato Milking Systems • Lowara Pumps • Hi Tech Effluent Systems

Comber & Seymour ltd

Normanby St, Dargaville Craftsmen, Plumbers, Drainlayers Sheetmetal, AND Roofing Contractors

Phone 09 439 7270 We Service The Kaipara District

Landscape Services & Sculpture on Commission

CERTUS Financial Group Stuart Sterling


QFE Adviser


FARM / ATV / MX / TRAIL Parts, tyres, batteries and accessories 725 POUTO RD, RD1 DARGAVILLE 09 439 0170 •


Greg Newman Ph 09 439 0853 Mobile 027 258 9931 Email


Self Storage

subject to unit availability

• 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

09 439 3075

51 Beach Road, Dargaville •

Mobile: Phone: Fax: Res: Email:

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

Poto St PO Box 300 Dargaville New Zealand

and other leading companies



Our Systems • Low application rates • Low capital costs • Low labour input • Lower risk of compliance failure • Auto rain shut off • Auto low pressure shut off

CALL US NOW 0800 337 978 website: email:


relax revise renew • Engagement Portraits • Weddings • Family Portraits

Mike Collins

021 22 33 470


Pick Up & Delivery Service Available Conditions apply

LocaL D e aL e r s f o r :


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

Phone: 439 7335 Normanby Street Dargaville

Best under pressure

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

Lyn’s Creations

Phone 027 439 7565 or 439 7564

09 439 0751 Your Vision on Paper

Plans 4 U

Architectural Design & Draughting Services Email: Phone: Grant Smith (LBP-D2) 09 433 9774 or 021 433 462

Ph 09 439 6544

Maungaturoto Autopainters (McCook Ltd) For all your paint and panel repairs

Cakes for all occasions no job too big or too small Phone Lyn

34 Beach Rd, daRgaville

31 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

Ph 09 431 8545 After hours 09 431 8547

102 Jervois street, rD2, Dargaville  09 439 6123 •  09 439 6124 FreePHoNe 0800 326 123 

• Plumbing • gasfitting • Roofing • DRainage

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

RODNEY CONTRACTORS Earthmoving Specialists 0800 0H 2 DIG - 0800 642 344 021741998

• seweR systems • sePtic tanks • gas/wooD fiRes • wateR tanks • PumPs • sPouting • bathRoomwaRe • gas califonts • gas aPPliances • solaR hot wateR heating • PiPes anD fittings

Craftsmen Plumbers, Gasfitters, Drainlayers

“No job too small we look at them all.” Driveways * Housesites * Farm work * Cartage * Footings * Hole boring * 3.5 - 12 tonne diggers available * PHONE NOW FOR A FREE QUOTE


DECEMBER 21 - 2011

Family fun for a worthy cause On January 2 every year, the Mangawhai community, holidaymakers and increasingly, those from further afield unite at Mangawhai Domain for the Mangawhai Summer Gala. Since its inception, the gala has steadily grown and is now one of the biggest events on Mangawhai’s calendar. Mangawhai Domain is owned by the community and looked after by a committee of volunteers. Fundraising is the main source of income for the domain’s operational and maintenance costs and 70 per cent of this is raised at the January gala day. “We run the gala in accordance with three principles,” said coAlpacas will be a new ordinator, John Dickie. “That is, attraction the Mangawhai Summer Gala to raise money for the domain, because it’s our main source of operational and agility demonstrations, the cafe and funding; for the community to have a barbecue, raffles and wine tasting. fun day out, which is why we keep prices Stalls include produce, jewellery, down and have lots of variety and for clothes, art, leather goods, and plants stall holders and concessionaires to also but with almost 200 stalls, this is just make money. the start. “We get very good support from local Pony rides will be returning for 2012, businesses and the community and have along with games for the young and old, about 6,000 paying people through the helicopter rides and a new attraction for gates. We earn in excess of $30,000 every year, which is not bad for a community of the gala is the alpacas. For more information contact John less than 2,000 population.” There will be a wide range of goods Dickie on 09 4314873, mangawhaigala@ to purchase, rides to enjoy, entertainment or see and games. Many of the old favourites will be returning, such as the dog obedience mangawhaidomain/home/gd

Shearing and cheering The inaugural Tangiteroria Tavern Speed Shearing Competition was a major success and contestants, organisers and onlookers are already looking forward to the next one. “It was awesome,” said hotel proprietor, Sheryl Harrison. “We had some talented shearers — about 25 all up and at the peak time about 400 or 500 people here. “Mike Stephens won the Open round, shearing a sheep in 24 seconds and it was just a really good night. Everyone has been raving about it and I’ve had phone calls from people saying, ‘You gotta do it again next year’. The competition included four shearing classes — Open, Old Timers, Senior’s and a Novelty Challenge plus the first ever Tangi Tavern versus the Ab Fab Tokatoka Bar and Café Shearing Challenge. The hosts were the lucky winners in an event

which saw one person eat a weetbix, another scull a beer and the third shear the sheep. “The sponsorship was unreal,” added Sheryl. “We had heaps and heaps of prizes, so much that each shearer should have received three or four things, plus their singlet and a meal voucher, and we still have prizes left for next year.” Sheep for the shearing competition were sponsored by Richard and Rosemary Drake. Local shearers, Mike Stephens and Neville Osborne, helped organise the event and they were assisted by the Drake’s worker, Barry Berger, in preparing the sheep for the competition. “It was a great atmosphere and we had a lot of helpers and some great staff behind the bar. We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help and a huge thank you needs to go out to all our sponsors.”

Historic rural tavern comes to life for the Taniteroria Tavern Speed Shearing Competition

Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 0800 466 793

Closing date for classified advertising for the 11 Jan 2011 edition is 10am, Monday 9 January 2012. See our terms and conditions online at For Sale

For Sale

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

Got2Go Got2Go Plants

½ PRICE Beds — Factory Outlet Store, Ruawai. Clearance lines, seconds, deleted models. Dozens of beds at ½ price or less. 22 Freyberg Road, Ruawai. Phone 09 439 2243. Open Monday — Friday 8am — 4pm. ½ PRICE Beds — Factory Outlet Store, Ruawai. Clearance lines, seconds, deleted models. Dozens of beds at ½ price or less. 22 Freyberg Road, Ruawai. Phone 09 439 2243.Open Monday — Friday 8am — 4pm. JVC CD/RADIO December super special $99.99, Auto1, Dargaville 09 439 8219. OUTBOARD OIL, 4 litres Valvoline, only $39.99, December only Auto1, Dargaville 09 439 8219. SEAT COVERS and car mats, special prices for December, Auto1, Dargaville 09 439 8219.

Property Maintenance

bright leaf

Plants bark Mulch In BULK

Landscaping Hedgeing Shelter

Sale up to 50% Friday, Saturday and Sunday

55 West Coast Rd

Te Kopuru

09 439 5556 Open 9am–4pm

excellent moisture retention & weed suppression

Ph berNie 09 439 6785

For Rent/Lease

TRAILER COUPLING, 1 and 7/8th inch and great buy $39.99, December only, Auto1, Dargaville 09 439 8219.

KAIHU VALLEY SCHOOL 3 bdrm unfurn school house $170 pw. Refs reqd. Please ph Kaihu Valley School 439 0852.


Houses for Sale RELOCATABLE HOME Brand new, 3 double bedrooms, fully decorated, sundeck included. For details please phone 027 477 5340 or 09 431 6964. $99,000 +GST.

ATS PROPERTY Maintenance & Repair. Fences & Repairs • Kitchen/Bathroom Fitouts • Flooring Repairs • Decks • Waterblasting • Windows & Latches • Plus much more. 10% discount for senior citizens. No job too small. Phone/fax 09 439 8628. Cell 027 455 7750. 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 Ph Wals 09 437 3936 or 021 932 225.

Work Wanted BACK 2 WOOD Demolition. For your renovation needs. Servicing Northland — Auckland. Specialising in Windows, Doors & Ranchsliders. Also Kitchens, Vanities, Roofing & More. Phone 09 408 7163. DOG GROOMING, clipping and bathing. Lifetime of experience. Reasonable rates. At Mangawhai. Phone Michelle. 09 431 5048 OR 021 242 4103. PAINTING. TAKING orders for wallpapering, interior/ exterior painting houses and other buildings. Competitive rates, quality assured. Contact John at Crawford Solutions 09 439 5289 or 022 642 1376.

Plumbing and Heating Centre Phone today 09 439 6123


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.

 0800 326 123

FEMALE BLUE Healer FREE to a good home, 1 year old. Suit lifestyle block or form. Phone David 09 439 1872.

WATER BLASTING Houses, cowsheds, driveways etc. Also spouting cleaning. Crawford Solutions 09 439 5289 or 022 642 1376.

Supplies - Repairs - Maintenance. New installations, upgrades & renovations, burst pipes, hot water cylinders, kitchens & bathrooms.

102 Jervois Street, Dargaville

Work Wanted

Pinaki Sand & Clean Fill 09 439 1505 027 614 6309 Bathroom Design, fixtures & CeramiC tiles Plumbing & Heating Centre can help you design a bathroom that suits your needs and budget, supply bathroom fixtures and take care of installation & plumbing.


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

For a free onsite consultation

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

Ruawai Homekills Full service slaughtering & processing of Beef, Sheep, Pigs & Deer On farm killing of Pigs & Sheep (Conditions apply)

All Beef hung for two weeks Bookings are essential

Salamis now available Over 25 years experience • Return deliveries by arrangement For prompt & professional service contact Wayne & Annette Ph 09 439 2020 • 021 401 934 Ah/Fax 09 439 2910 Covering the Kaipara and Whangarei Regions

emove te & actors ng Iron r - Brass etc.

sport Ltd

rgaville y 8-5 -3

9 4940

r local aler


Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 0800 466 793

Closing date for classified advertising for the 11 Jan 2011 edition is 10am, Monday 9 January 2012. See our terms and conditions online at

CASUAL PART-TIME position for bar work and general duties. Must be honest, reliable, neat and tidy appearance, and able to obtain a managers license for evenings and weekend work. Email Lindsay: or ph 09 439 2410.

PukeArenga Te Kohanga Reo PukeArenga Te Kohanga Reo E rapu ana te whanau nei tetahi kaiawhina matatau ki te reo maori me nga tikanga o Ngati Whaatua whanui Ko te turanga nei hei te awhi i te Kaiako me te tiaki ano hoki a matou mokopuna. Tonoa mai ko to ingoa i mua atu i te kapinga o nga tono a te 28th Hakihea 2011 ki: PO Box 76, Paparoa 0571, waea mai ranei ki 09 431 7089. Ka timata te turanga a te 23 Kohitatea 2012. Kotahi tau pea te roa o tenei mahi.

Read the paper online

Situations Vacant

Sales Co-Ordinator We are looking for a person who may ultimately take control of one of our four farming publications. You need to have a great work ethic, take ownership of anything you do. Have commonsense. A great sense of humour is a must. Happy to work in team environment. Eager to learn new things. We will train you in our way of selling — we do not hard sell.

Approx. Area Description Adjoining Lots 1 and 4 DP 413553: marked blue and denoted area “A” on an attached copy of DP 413553.

1.5 ha

Adjoining Lots 2 and 4 DP 413553, Allot 152, Parish of Kaiwaka: marked yellow and denoted area “B” on an attached copy of DP 413553.

2900 m²

Adjoining Lots 1 DP 413553 and Pt Lot 1 DP 28821: marked green and denoted area “C” on an attached copy of DP 413553.

Bereavement Notice

Hackett, Marie On December 12th, 2011 peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Aged 82 years. Dearly beloved wife of Jack (deceased). Loving mother of Chick and Trevor Benns, Gay and Greg West, Gary, John and Nesta, and Susie and Steve McCully. Cherished Nana of Mark and Megan, and Laura; Tamara and James, Paul and Philly, and Sian; Mandy and Lee, and Peter and Nicole; Jodi and Regan, Kelly and Pete, and Anna; Mat and Kylie, Brad, and Kara. Loved (Great) Nana Marie of Blake, Ella and Charlie. A golden heart stopped beating. Two hands were laid to rest. God broke our hearts to prove he only takes the best. So take her in your arms dear Lord, Give her tender loving care. For the angel you are holding is ours, loved beyond compare. Funeral service was celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, on Thursday 15th December followed by interment at Mt Wesley Lawn Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kaipara Hospice Box 114, Dargaville. All communications to Susie McCully, 37 Bradleys Landing West Rd, RD 4 Dargaville.


FREE CONFIDENTIAL Budgeting Service. To make a booking call 09 439 8592. We also offer a complete money management service if required.

Northern Wairoa A&P Association

Tapware, Kitchen sinks and more at Plumbing and Heating Centre

 0800 326 123

102 Jervois Street, Dargaville



Public Notices RUAWAI LIONS CHRISTMAS RAFFLE First Prize Christmas Survival Kit Don Simpson Second Prize Christmas Goodies Dale Wrathall Third Prize Christmas Goodies Tui Lowe

SCHEDULE North Auckland Land District

Public Notices

Bathroom ware,

Enquiries to Nurse Manager 09 439 6214 021 0829 1969

If this sounds like you send your CV to: PO Box 474, Dargaville

AND NOTICE is also given that plans showing the portions of road proposed to be stopped are deposited at the public counter of the said Council at 42 Hokianga Road Dargaville and the Kaiwaka Service Centre and may be inspected without fee by all persons during ordinary office hours. All persons objecting to the proposal must state their objection(s) in writing and send the same to the Chief Executive, Kaipara District Council, Private Bag 1001, Dargaville on or before 28 January 2012 being forty days after the first publication of this notice.

Public Notices Full range of

Seeking R/N Preferably 5yrs experience

We are offering full time employment, in a great place to work.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Kaipara District Council proposes under Section 342 of the Local Government Act 1974 to stop the portions of road described in the Schedule hereto and sell the land to the adjoining owner as provided for by Section 345 (1) (a) (i) of the said Act, and that the consent of the Minister for Land Information has been obtained to the proposal.

Chief Executive of the Kaipara District Council

Norfolk Court Rest Home Dargaville

We will give you all the contacts and support you need.


4800 m²

Situations Vacant

Arapohue Show 11th February 2012


Outdoor schedules available at:

Tregidga ~ Stevens


Grant and Janine (Dargaville)

Classified Advertising

Dargaville Grain & Stockfood


PGG Wrightsons

0800 466 793 or email

are very pleased to announce the engagement of


Shannon and Hayley

Ph Nicky 09 439 5595

Congratulations to you both.

Gary and Trish (Melbourne)

Children’s Art and Creative Movement Workshops – Dargaville Arts Association



$10 per child. Bring morning tea and drink Materials supplied. Optional to bring small photocopy of self or pet. Contact Patricia text or phone 021 439 698

The following classes are available for booking – limited numbers to all workshops: Paint a pet – Tutor – Pauline Gough

January 17, 10 – 2pm January 18, 10 – 2pm

$15 Bring lunch and drink. Contact Pauline for details 439 1339

Creative Movement – Tutor – Eva Chrol Monday January 23 – 10am 11.30am ages 7yrs & up Methodist Church Hall $8 per child – bare feet and loose clothing Contact Eva - Text or phone 021 292 3340

Ages 8 – 10 Ages 10 – 14

Craft workshop (make a whirly wind spiral) – Tutor – Robyn Mitchell

January 24, 9am – 12 noon

Creative Cards workshop – Tutor – Robyn Mitchell

January 25, 9am – 12 noon

Ages 7 – 12

Methodist Church Hall, Dargaville – $10 per child. Materials supplied. Bring morning tea and drink. Contact Robyn text or phone 027 227 6726 Mixed media art class – Create your own work of art – Tutor – Patricia Mortensen

January 24, 9am – 12 noon

Ages 7 – 12 years

Methodist Church Hall, Dargaville $10 per child – all materials supplied Bring lunch and drink Contact Robyn text or phone 027 227 6726

Kaipara Lifestyler Crossword 1






Christmas Services All Saints Mititai – 11am 25 Dec St Peters Te Kopuru – 6pm 24 Dec Holy Trinity Dargaville: Children’s Service – 3pm 24 Dec Midnight Christmas – 11pm 24 Dec Christmas Day – 8am & 9.30am 25 Dec

7 8 9


January 2012 No services at All Saints No Services Until 29 Jan 11am at St Peters Holy Trinity – 8am & 9.30am Sundays, – 10am Wednesdays Picnic Services: 12 noon Sunday Baylys Beach – 1 Jan Tangowahine/Tangiteriora – 8 Jan Kai Iwi Lakes – 15 Jan Kellys Bay – 22 Jan


Ages 7 – 12

Christmas Church Services

Anglican Christmas Services

Arts Associat

Situations Vacant




14 15



© Lovatts Crosswords –

Across 1. Deceptive move (5) 4. Discriminating (5) 7. Condition (5) 8. Distinct (5) 9. Artifice (5) 12. Hoax (5) 14. Peerage (5) 15. Excuse (5) 16. Gamut (5) 17. Subject matter (5) Down 1. Impose by coercion (5) 2. Brilliant idea (11) 3. Music album song (5) 4. Small streak (5) 5. Unsurpassed (11) 6. Hanker (5) 10. Freshwater mammal (5) 11. Pull strenuously (5) 12. Indicate (5) 13. Playing-card Jack (5)

Answers Across 1. Feint 4. Fussy 7. State 8. Clear 9. Trick 12. Prank 14. Title 15. Alibi 16. Range 17. Theme Down 1. Foist 2. Inspiration 3. Track 4. Fleck 5. Superlative 6. Yearn 10. Otter 11. Heave 12. Point 13. Knave


DECEMBER 21 - 2011




DECEMBER 21 - 2011

Roper & Jones 4

te Maire Road



Deceptively large 3–4 bedroom, + office, kauri cottage, on 2 acres. Large living, a glimpse of the sea from kitchen. Internal access double garage/workshop. Handy to spectacular beach. $240,000 Ref HL2016 RAchAel de VRies 021 943 900


state Highway 12 – tiriwiri



Multi level 4 bdrm home. Immaculately presented. The kitchen/ dining is open plan, separate lounge. Established garden. Double internal garage + workshop & open barn. On 11.5 acres (4.65 hectares), 2 kms (approx) from Dargaville. $489,000 Ref HL2015 RAchAel de VRies 021 943 900


81 gordon street



• 4 bedrooms • Spa Room • Fabulous kitchen • Great deck • Plus 2 bedroom self contained flat



3 Pixie Lane

77 gordon street

13 Jellicoe Road – Ruawai

4 bedroom home. Separate • Large 4 bedroom home lounge, open plan living, large • Great sheds deck. 2 bathrooms. Double • Heaps of concrete garage, large section. Up a • New kitchen & bathroom private roadway. $247,000 $427,000 Ref 2952 Ref 3001 RAchAel de VRies 021 943 900


87 Coleville Road

9 Walker terrace

72 Jervois street


trounson Park Road

Prominent position in the main shopping street with good foot traffic & a loyal customer base. Hours of operation are 7days 8.30am to 4.00pm. Presently 3 staff are employed. A full inventory of chattels is available. $75,000 +gst if any Ref B329 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

• 4 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • Large open plan living • TV room or office • Double garage & 3 bay garage • Private 4120ha (1 acre) setting $437,000 Ref 3005 RAchAel de VRies 021 943 900






123 Colville Road


309 West Coast Road

62 freyberg st – Ruawai

Katui Road

12 acres (approx), 3 bdm 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm renovated home, garage & tunnel house. homestead, with new kitchen In a wonderful valley with & bathroom. Tranquil setting views. School bus at the gate. with a stream on the property. $248,000 ono $321,000 Ref HL2008 Ref HL2010 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

260a Victoria street




here it is…

• 3 double bedrooms • Conservatory • Handy location • Level section $158,000 Ref 2851 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

First home Buyer or Investor. Low maintenance, tidy 3 bedroom home for the young family. Family friendly, fully fenced section. $169,000 Ref 2990 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937



• 2 level home • 4.046ha (10 acres approx) • 4 Bedrooms • Huge Rumpus • Sweeping views over town • Within town boundary • Garage & various outbuildings PResenT All offeRs Ref HL2005 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

• 4 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • Extensive decking • 7 x 12 American style barn • On 3 acre lifestyle inside the town boundary $310,000 Ref HL2006 RAchAel de VRies 021 943 900

$269,000 Ref 2951 RAchAel de VRies 021 943 900

11 Mariner Cove


awakino Point north Road

We put you first

8 Kings Court

62 gordon street




• 3 large bedrooms • Renovated bathroom • Handy to medical centre • Large section • Plus a self contained flat. $210,000 Ref 3002 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

7 Ripiro Drive – Baylys Beach





Split level 3 bdrm home. 3 bdrms. Large Living. Good Large covered deck. Double garaging & outdoor areas. garage. Great views & handy 2 sections & 2 titles. Private to marina. setting with great views. $320,000 $260,000 Ref 2989 Ref 2991 RAchAel de VRies 021 943 900


Lot 10 Murdoch street

look no further… This is the one • New low maintenance 3 bedroom home • Open plan living • Double garage • Generous size section Ref 2997 RAchAel de VRies 021 943 900



• 3 double bdrms 213 sqm, 3 dble bdrm. 5½a • 2 bathrooms. (2.326 ha) approx. Lovely • Open plan prvt gardens. Large near new • 9x9 skyline garage + 2 sheds kitchen. Dble garage, int access. $245,000 11kms approx to Dargaville. Ref 3007 $360,000 Ref HL2014 RAchAel de VRies 021 943 900


46 Plunket street

• 4 bedrooms • Double garage • Rumpus room • 270sqm home


• 2 bathrooms • Pool room • Sleepout

Ref 3012 RAchAel de VRies 021 943 900


Tidy 2 bedroom home. New 3 bedroom bungalow, on a carpet & curtains. Large level section, has good bones kitchen. Heat pump. 2 car & would make an excellent garage + workshop. Lots of first home. Handy location. extra parking $144,000 $155,000 Ref 3006 Ref 3003 RAchAel de VRies 021 943 900

Kelly’s Bay




Light & sunny, open plan beach bach. Two double bedrooms upstairs, with 1 down. Large deck with great views of the bay. Newish roof & aluminium joinery. Large garage to store the boat. $319,000 Ref 3004 John PoWell 021 439 555

Outstanding 2 level beach house. Designer kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, quality fixtures throughout. Close to the beach, cafés & golf course. Spoil yourself this Christmas. $470,000 ono Ref 2971 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

state Highway 12 – aranga

Run-off / Grazing Block

100acres in 22 paddocks. Great water supply, fertilised annually, outbuildings, 3 bedroom villa with 2 bathrooms and expansive seaviews. $650,000 +gst if any Ref HL2010 John PoWell 021 439 555

Wishing you all a MeRRY chRisTMAs and a hAPPY neW YeAR Our agents are available right through the Christmas break. Just call 0800 311 322

Jill Wilson 021 505 712

RAchAel de VRies 021 943 900

Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

110 Victoria Street, Dargaville 143 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

John PoWell 021 439 555

cARol VeRcoe


JeAnneTTe sTRAiTon

09 439 7295

sUe cURTis

Licensed under REAA 2008

Kaipara Lifestyler, December 21 2011  

Kaipara's regional community newspaper. 10,000 copies delivered FREE throughout the Kaipara: Dargaville, Ruawai, Paparoa, Matakohe, Maungatu...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you