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Dargaville Hospital wins accolade by Colin Patterson
A new research report has applauded the model of care provided at Dargaville Hospital and says it could serve as an example for other communities.
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The best on four wheels
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The report was written by consulting firm AC Research Associates on behalf of the New Zealand Institute of Rural Health. Twenty-five health and community representatives were interviewed about the hospital’s services and how they met community needs. “A key finding is that the integrated care model with co-location of the Dargaville Medical Centre and the Dargaville Hospital on the one site has resulted in a high level of satisfaction amongst community and health providers in Dargaville.” However, the report notes there are some opportunities to improve service delivery. These include developing integration through clinical record sharing, use of the national maternal clinical information system, integration of the district nursing service, improving health literacy especially among those who suffer from long-term conditions (eg diabetes), and better use of videoconferencing and iPad technology to improve connectivity. Kaipara Community Health Trust chief executive Deb Evans is delighted with the report. “It’s great to have a piece of research that says that Dargaville health services are doing so well. Work is currently underway on how we can take our approach to the next level — delivering an integrated family service.” Ms Evans says the research was carried out more than a year ago. “Advances have been made since then.” Northland District Health Board says it is developing a new service model for
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an Integrated Family Healthcare Centre (IFHC) in Dargaville and Kawakawa. It is also working with community and iwi groups on health literacy, so that patients can be better informed of their conditions and the options available to improve their health. Chief executive Nick Chamberlain says a new $17,000 TeleHealth link,
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Dargaville Volunteer Brigade chief fire officer Jeff Palmer is delighted to accept a $950 donation from Brian’s Gym. The money comes from entry fees in the Tink Matich Memorial Bench Press contest. Tink, a regular at Brian’s Gym, was killed in a car crash one year ago. Gym owners Brian and Karen Froggatt say brigade members attended the crash and were able cut two injured people from the wreckage. Mr Palmer says the brigade intends using the money for a new pager system that will allow volunteers to respond with one click to indicate whether they are available for a call out. The new system will mean control room staff will know within seconds whether they have a crew.
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MP clarifies stance by Paul Campbell
Northland MP Mike Sabin says the taxpayer will not necessarily bear the brunt of any payout if a report by Auditing and Assurance Standards Board chairman, Neil Cherry, finds fault with Audit New Zealand’s monitoring of Kaipara District Council’s Mangawhai wastewater expenditure. Auditor-General Lynn Provost this week released her report — after The Lifestyler went to press — which was expected to examine the role of councillors and management, arrangements with contractors and related issues. Audit New Zealand, which reports to the AuditorGeneral approved the council’s accounts. Mr Sabin has repeatedly said if the auditors had failed to monitor the project properly, they should have to pay the price. “If that failure is proven, I will ask that the Auditor- Mike Sabin on the job in the Kaipara, promises to be on the job in Parliament General seeks to meet with the Kaipara District Council “A figure would be reliant on the scope commissioners to ensure that the cost of culpability and if in fact failure is of that failure is met. It is not a cost sheeted home to the Attorney-General.” that should be borne by the ratepayers He added that the ratepayers should of the district. not have to bear the burden. “I have not put a figure on such an “As to the question of taxpayers, amount, despite media reports,” he told there may well be indemnity The Lifestyler. insurance involved.”
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If you are a young person who wants to develop your leadership skills, the Rotary Club of Dargaville would like to hear from you. The club is seeking applications from young people aged between 18 and 24 to take part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA), a six-day live-in leadership programme to be held in April 2014. Dargaville Rotar y’s youth committee chairman Neil Clements says every year more than 25,000 young people graduate from RYLA courses worldwide. “RYLA helps delegates understand the requirements of many aspects of business, community, and personal leadership. With RYLA now spanning two generations, many of today’s prominent leaders can attest to the benefits of their participation in RYLA.” He says RYLA is a programme that consists of a combination of talks by community and business leaders focussing on leadership development, along with opportunities for the exchange of ideas, options and experiences in discussion groups. There are also sport and exercise sessions. Course fees are $900. However, Dargaville Rotary will meet that cost for any successful applicant. If you are interested or know of anyone who could benefit from
attending RYLA please contact Mr Clements on 09 439 8160 or Rotary president Margaret Bishop on 09 439 5142. Completed applications must be received by Dargaville Rotary no later than December 16.
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The best on four wheels by Colin Patterson
Cullen Curtis is already a national quad bike champion, even though he’s too young to get his driver’s licence. The 15-year-old from Kaiwaka swept all before him at last month’s New Zealand ATV championships near Te Kuiti. Entering the junior 250cc production class on his Yamaha 250 Raptor, he proved himself a class above the opposition, becoming national champion by winning all seven races he entered. It’s quite an achievement for someone
who first got on a bike just four years ago and only had his first competitive racing in November 2011, finishing third. He says riding the three-wheel bike has its own particular set of challenges. “There are lots of jumps and corners. It gets pretty rough out there. I like to have fun and do my best.” Cullen says his success was a little unexpected. “I knew I had a chance.
Local Government reform: Some questions and answers The Local Government Commission’s proposal to reform local government in Northland could mean big changes that affect all Kaipara residents. Attached to its proposal the commission produced a series of questions and answers to help people understand the background to the proposal, what changes are being proposed and how you can have your say. This week we cover questions and answers 7 to 12. Questions and answers 1 to 6 appeared last week. 7. Will there be savings by moving to one council? Yes, there are ongoing potential annual savings of at least $5 million from moving to a single structure. Future efficiencies and savings are likely but they have not been quantified. These involve rationalising council buildings and vehicles, combining council purchasing contracts and greater efficiencies for households and businesses by avoiding duplication. The savings must be balanced against one-off costs of transition in the short term. 8. If this is adopted when might elections be held? The Commission is now calling for submissions on this proposal. After considering submissions and holding public hearings, it will decide whether to issue a final proposal. At that stage people in Northland could force a vote on the proposal if they gather enough signatures on a petition. If the final proposal is adopted, council elections could potentially be held in 2015 and the current councils would go out of existence at that
time. The local government elections scheduled for 2016 would not occur in Northland. The next elections would be in 2019. 9. Is this identical to the Auckland Council model? No. The reorganisation of Auckland councils was driven by central government. This process was triggered separately, from Northland itself. The proposed arrangements are closer to the unitary authority models that operate in Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough and Gisborne. 10. Why is the proposal different from the original application? The Commission heard many other ideas for change in Northland after receiving the original application. On balance, it has developed a model that best promotes local government in Northland, now and into the future. 11. Does this set a precedent for other local government reorganisation? No. Each proposed reorganisation examines the specific features of each region and community. 12. How do I make a submission? The draft proposal is on the Commission’s website www.lgc.govt. nz. It contains guidelines for how to make a submission. The deadline for submissions is 21 February 2014. They can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. nz or posted to: Local Government Commission, PO Box 5362, Wellington, 6145.
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I went down there and did my best. I was pretty happy, really stoked.” He says his parents have been very supportive and have encouraged him to compete. While the family lives on a lifestyle block, he has limited opportunities to practise at home, because there are neighbours close by. Apar t from riding Kaiwaka teen Cullen Curtis shows the skill that’s made him a quad bikes, Cullen has national champion at just 15 a wide range of sporting Before the 2014 school year starts interests. He plays rugby, touch rugby and basketball and also enjoys there’s one significant event on Cullen’s timeline. martial arts. In January he’ll turn 16 and intends He has just finished year 11 at Otamatea High School in applying for his driver’s licence. Given Maungaturoto and plans to return his skill on quad bikes, the outcome appears a foregone conclusion. next year.
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Our Coastal Villages The Kaipara Harbour is the second largest harbour in the southern hemisphere. It has beachside settlements such as Kelly’s Bay, Pahi, Tinopai and Whakapirau where the New Zealand bach can still be seen, fishing is good, and a certain tranquility exists. Council services reach out into these communities. It is important that Council understands their aspirations, appreciates the strength of the community spirit, and gets feedback on what is being done well to support them and where improvements can be made. Commissioners recently attended community meetings in Tinopai and Pahi. Both meetings were well attended and the debate was productive. From these meetings Council is developing community action plans that set out the priorities that members have for their community and the way in which the community and Council can work in partnership to help achieve these. The Tinopai community said that the best way Council could improve Tinopai was to improve the maintenance of its public areas. One of the ideas was a spruce up day. On 10 December this is being actioned. Community members will be joined by Council staff and staff from Council’s Parks contractor, Recreational Facilities, who are donating time, material and machinery to help achieve a pre Christmas clean-up. If others from the District wish to join in, you will be most welcome. Rumour has it that Commissioner Colin Dale will be manning the barbeque! The community’s other priorities include attending to repairs on the Tinopai Wharf to ensure that it remains safe, and raising money and agreeing to a location for a building to house first response, fire and coastguard. The Pahi community also said that the most significant way Council could improve Pahi was to maintain the public areas. This was closely followed by harbour works and pedestrian safety. Fire risk from fallen pine trees was raised, and enforcement action to have this matter attended to was followed up after the
meeting. Early in the New Year Council/ community meetings will be held in Paparoa and Whakapirau. To strengthen this important community liaison aspect of Council, Darlene Lang recently commenced with Council as our new community facilitator. She is here to listen to you — to hear what it is your Council can do to help your community achieve its goals.
Northland Local Government reorganisation proposals Last week Council held public meetings in Maungaturoto, Dargaville and Mangawhai on the Northland reorganisation proposal recently released by the Local Government Commission. More than 120 people attended the meeting in Dargaville and around 25 attended the Maungaturoto and the Mangawhai meetings. At each meeting a panel of local people took turns to talk briefly on the proposal and their view on it. This was followed by a question and answer session. There was support for and against the proposals in each of the meetings. Council will run further meetings in the New Year, again to assist people to make their own submissions. Submissions on the proposal close on 21 February, 2014.
New citizens To conclude, it gives me pleasure to be able to tell you that last Tuesday, 13 people from other countries took part in a Citizenship Ceremony at the Northern Wairoa Memorial Hall and left as citizens of New Zealand. This was a big step for them, and not one that is undertaken lightly. To these proud new kiwis, welcome. Our new citizens are: Simon Barnsley (British), Karen Barrett (American), Kevin Haigh (British), Micheal Hill (British), Michael Hookings (British), the Jamal Family of Mohammed Jamal, Rukshana Jamal, Rukshaar Bi and Mohammed Ishaq (Fijian), Thomas Kenney (American), Kushi Ram (Indian), Mthunzi Siwela (Zimbabwean) and Anne Spraggon (British).
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New dawn on Sunset by Andy Bryenton
More chance to have your say by Colin Patterson
Kaipara residents have been given an extra week to make submissions on the Local Government Commission’s proposal for Northland.
Living the Kiwi dream — seaside views, weekends out fishing, and good friends just around the corner — has been made that little bit easier this month, with a big boost to the infrastructure of Baylys Beach subdivision Sunset West. The $650,000 upgrade to the picturesque seaside location’s sewerage system puts homeowners and investors here ahead of the technology curve, adopting a more eco-friendly and sustainable method of dealing with waste. It’s part of a commitment by the developers of this coastal haven to best ecological practice — and sound economic sense. Prior to the installation of the system (which is of a type tried and tested rigorously overseas), homeowners were charged $865 per annum for council services emptying their septic tanks. Now the cost, including maintenance, is slashed to just $500. The treatment facility itself is so advanced that it can be operated remotely — even by phone, and its discharge is clean and safe enough to be used as irrigational water by a neighbouring land owner. “We are excited to be able to offer the chance for people to live or
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holiday in such a beautiful place, and in such a welcoming community,’ says Anthony Frith of Baylys Beach Ltd, the firm who now own Sunset West. “Baylys is pretty special and has retained its classic Kiwi feel. This kind of lifestyle is no longer out of reach of the average Kiwi investor, with section prices well below actual and replacement cost. With new amenities and infrastructure recently installed, the uncertainty around the sewage treatment has been resolved and people can now purchase with confidence.” With one of the most stunning locations in Northland right on its doorstep, and the beautiful sunsets for which it is named framed in the windows of modern, ecoconscious homes, this latest move paves the way for a new era of expansion and popularity at Sunset West. Talk to the team at First National here in Dargaville to secure your slice of seaside paradise today!
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The commission agreed to extend the closing date to February 21 following a request from the Northland mayoral forum, which argued it would be difficult for many groups to meet the original deadline because of the Christmas-New Year break. Meanwhile, a series of public meetings organised by Kaipara District Council has attracted good turnouts and led to robust discussion on the merits of the commission’s proposals. Kaipara Lifestyler owner Allan Mortensen told a meeting in Dargaville that he had yet to make up his mind on the commission’s proposal. “But there is one thing I know. This is a decision that must be made with the head, not the heart.” Mr Mortensen said this was the first time Northland people had been asked what local government structure they want. “We have a serious responsibility to get it right. This is for our children and grandchildren. Everyone in Dargaville and Kaipara needs to get involved.” Northland regional councillor Graeme Ramsey said Northland suffered from a chronic problem of an inability to speak with one voice. “It’s crazy for a region like Northland to have three district plans, three of everything. Many parts
of the region have a declining population and a large infrastructure to support. We’ve got to do things differently.” He said change was inevitable and the commission’s proposal was a vehicle to achieve that. “The name of the game is to make this proposal the best it can be.” However, Andrew Wade, who was an unsuccessful regional council candidate, said amalgamation would cause job losses, while the centralisation of council contracts would be bad for local businesses, with most contracts going to large companies based in Auckland. He said cost should not be the only deciding factor. “Local government is concerned with providing services. But it’s also concerned with the wellbeing of its communities.” The commission’s suggestion that local representation could be achieved by creating community boards received a frosty reception. Jacoba Puharich said community boards had no power and could be dissolved at the whim of the council. “I served on the original Dargaville community board and it was useless.” Some called for local boards which — unlike community boards — have decision-making power and cannot be removed by their councils.
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Volunteers needed for community craft group by Joanne Speechly
Wednesday Craft has been running as a weekly community group for almost one year and the venture has proved so popular that the organisers are now looking for new volunteers to join the fold. About 20 people attend the group each week and volunteers work in teams to organise the crafts, lunch and transport. Wednesday Craft is an open group and new members and volunteers are always welcome. “We identified a need for a group like this,” says team member, Lilian Radich. “So a small group of us got together and started Wednesday Craft. “To start the New Year however, we will need more volunteers because the group is getting larger. People can help in so many ways — even by just coming and talking with people. Our volunteers are just ordinary people, not necessarily artists. “At the moment we are finishing off Christmas decorations for the Christmas tree display and we try to vary what we do every week. During the year, we’ve made vases, artificial flowers,
However, Dargaville’s churches have banded together to offer a family event that aims to give people of all ages a chance to give thanks for what Christmas represents. On Sunday December 14 they are inviting everyone in Dargaville to Christmas in the Gardens. The evening will feature entertainment including soloists, dancers, ballet, a bass player, kapa haka and ukulele players. But most people will be there for the carol singing led by Dargaville churches. The event takes place at
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• Drinks & steak sandwiches • 9am Start Saturday morning The Pouto Polocrosse Club look forward to seeing you all soon! For more info contact: Sheree Marlow David Ruatara Ph: 09 439 4441 Ph: 09 439 0668
Network News Appeal still on – please donate! Northlanders can now officially celebrate the 25th anniversary of their life-saving Electricity Rescue Helicopter Service. November 15 marked the anniversary of the first flight back in 1988 and November 17 signified the first lifesaving mission 25 years ago – that of Kaitaia mother-of-three Lynda Tracey, who would have died without the chopper. She recently featured on TVNZ news:
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embroidery cards, gift boxes, beading and Easter baskets.” The group takes place every Wednesday at the CMA building on Tirarau Street, Dargaville, from 10am until noon, followed by lunch. The minimal four dollar charge helps to cover
expenses. “I think it’s a good service and it’s worth keeping going but we do need more volunteers.” Wednesday Craft’s last 2013 group is on December 11. For further information contact Lilian on 09 439 7799.
Churches combine for Christmas For many of us Christmas has become a rush, with so much shopping to do and tasks to accomplish before the holidays and so little time to reflect.
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/ northland-rescue-helicopter-serviceturns-25-video-5712713 Since then, well over 16,000 patients have been flown to safety and thousands of lives have been saved. The Northland Electricity Rescue Helicopter Service is the busiest air ambulance service in New Zealand and the only one that flies 24 hours/seven days a week. It is a charitable service so needs public donations to keep saving lives because it is becoming busier by the day. Our 2013 ‘Year25 Appeal’ is still on, so please give what you can and encourage your friends, family and work colleagues to do so. As so many people say, you never know when you might need it.
the Taha Awa Riverside Gardens from 6pm to 8pm. There is plenty of parking in the nearby Countdown car park. Organiser Pauline Taylor says everyone should bring their picnic and a blanket.
The Year25 Appeal has been kindly supported by Classic Hits, More FM, former All Black Grant Fox, TVNZ reporter Helen Castles, TNVZ news anchor Simon Dallow and many Northlanders who have been saved by the service. Last year’s Christmas in the Gardens attracted a huge turnout, especially from the younger generation
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In its first year of operation it transported more than 200 patients. In the last month alone, it has flown more than half that number. On average, it is flying at least two patients every day. That’s how much Northlanders – and tourists to the region, particularly over the summer holiday period – need this service. Top Energy, the other principal sponsor of Northland’s Electricity Rescue Helicopters, is also pleased to acknowledge the achievement, says CEO Russell Shaw. “A region as diverse as Northland simply must have a service like this. It is world class and has an immense impact on our community. Top Energy is certainly proud to have been such a long-term sponsor and I wish the service every success for the following 25 years,” says Mr Shaw. People can donate at any Northland ASB Branch, or make an internet banking donation to ERH Appeal: ASB - 12 3106 0046000 00. Those who donate $5 or more with an official appeal envelope (landing in your letter box any day soon) can be in to win one of 60 rides in a Northland Electricity Rescue Helicopter. And thanks for your on-going support of your locally owned air ambulance service that continues to save lives.
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Polaris Industries have not become the world’s biggest manufacturer of specialist off-road vehicles by letting opportunities pass them by.
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Whether in the field of design, engineering or technology they’ve always been willing to try new things, and the results of this cutting-edge attitude are apparent in the machines which they turn out year by year. It’s not just the boys in the back room who take this approach, either. Polaris have realised that in a competitive market serving the rural sector, they have to offer business solutions as sharp as their engineering. That’s why they’ve teamed up with De Lage Landen to bring a raft of enticing finance options to Kiwi buyers, making the choice to put Polaris to the test on the farm that little bit easier. De Lage Landen are a subsidiary of Rabobank, an institution most New Zealanders will already be familiar with. Polaris needed a global brand in the financial sector to back up the world-wide reach of their products, and the forward-thinking folks at DLL were most obliging. “We are pleased to be partnering with DLL to make our products even more accessible to NZ farmers and to be able to work with our dealers to tailor finance packages to suit the needs of individual farmers right across
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the country,” said Polaris Australia and New Zealand Country Manager, Brad Wolstenholme. “Some people out there in the agricultural market have done it tough over recent years and retail finance offers a great opportunity to keep capital equipment new and fresh without the immediate cashflow burden.” This new finance offer comprises a one third/one third/one third payment plan with a per-annum interest rate as low as 6.99 per cent. With liquidity of cash flow a major issue across the rural sector, and the need to invest
in hard-working, reliable machinery never greater, Mr Wolstenholme and his colleagues may have hit upon the perfect solution. It couldn’t come at a better time, either, with the new Polaris Ranger 900 XP exceeding all expectations and delivering a boost to the brand’s already sterling reputation. With machines like this, the tough little Sportsman series of quads, and of course the ground-breaking Ranger diesel UTV selection, there are many farms which will be making room for a Polaris in the equipment shed this summer.
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FA R M I N G The dog’s tail …
Krissmiss time agin “I dunno Dog. It seems ta come round faster thin evar evry yeer.” Me ana Boss was takin’ a bita tyme out up the top ofa ridge, wear we was checkin up ona grass. Boss’s had his mate Pete spreadin’ a hole lotta yourear — stuff wot makes grass grow he sez — and he was pretty chuffed ‘cos just a few days afta tha spreadin’ we got a good dollop of rain. “We’ll have a good bita tucker goin’ inta tha summa,” seda Boss. Way them pootakawas ona coast is flowerin’, we cood need it. Might be a bit dry, eh?” Wotever yer says, Boss, I thort. But wots this about things commin faster.? I had this thort an’, as usual, Boss pickt up me vibes. “Krissmiss Dog,” he sed. “No sooner ya done with tha larst one, tha next one’s hear.”
Then I gotta messij. Boss went out wiv Sharlene last nite fer the skool parents break up. Not that Boss’s dorter Sophy is big enuff fer skool yet, but his gerlfrend is tha skool teacha. An’ I reckin Boss spent a fare wile out ina beer tent wiv his mates, that Plumba, blimmin’ Chippa, Albie an’ John and all them. So rilly, Boss is moanin’ cos he’s gotta hangup, sorry, a hangova. I guessed rite too. “Ya see Dog,” he wint on.” I gotta hava shout fer the farm contractas an’ staff soon, gotta go ta me mate Ralf’s party, gotta stock upa fridge ina woolshed in case of visitas, getta ham and a terkey fer tha house. Then I gotta go ta Dargyville ter find presents fer Sharlene an Sophy an Sharlene’s Mum. Not ta menshin a lotta choclits an stuff
in case someone turns up on Krissmiss day, like my bluddy second cussins. That’s tha only time ya eva see ‘em eh? Win its Krissmiss. It’s all too hard ona body.” Boss had his hed in ‘is hands, like all tha trubbils ina werld on his shouldas. I felt sota sorry fer him, havin’ ta put up with so much drinkin, an’ eatin an’ stuff. Thin his sell fone started ringing. Boss sighed and pickt it up. “Yiss Deah,” he sed an I new it wuz Sharlene. He lissind and shut tha fone. “Heh, Heh. C’mon Dog. Tha naybors hav gotta pig ona spit, ana keg. Ole Gazza probly open a rum bottil too. That’s my Boss. Fulla Krissmiss cheer — cos neck doors shoutin’ eh! See Ya Billy
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Old-fashioned septic tank systems may suffer over the summer months from a variety of problems — not the least of which has been highlighted by the extreme dry conditions and the influx of holidaymakers to the north.
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Underground, the variance between the damp of winter and the soilcracking dry of last summer’s drought may have caused unwanted effects, with the danger of a structural cave-in threatening old or poorly maintained septic tanks. This effect may be exacerbated by the common (though not recommended) practice of running ‘grey water’ — the home’s shower, bath and laundry water — through a system originally designed only for sewerage. It’s estimated that over 35 per cent of waste in Northland is treated using septic tank systems, and the outflow from these systems — if they are malfunctioning — can prove hazardous to human health, with knock-on effects including the pollution of waterways and even shellfish beds. With an influx of visitors enjoying the summer weather,
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only to completely remove the old septic tank, but also to split the ‘grey water’ component away, reducing the strain on the existing septic system. No matter which method you choose, the coming hot weather is a timely reminder to take care of septic systems, preventing messy and health-threatening disasters this summer.
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Safer water drives local tourism
Take five minutes today to plan for summer
by Andy Bryenton
Soils continue to dry out around the region, with some areas drier than this time last year.
Water for drinking, water for livestock, water for irrigation — all of these things are vital for the success of the agricultural sector in the north.
Do you have enough resilience in your farm system to get through a prolonged dry period? Take five minutes out to answer the following: • Am I regularly monitoring pastures and stock condition and weight? • Which stock can I sell at short notice?
• Do I need to talk to my bank to evaluate my financial arrangements? The best way to minimise the effect of drought is to make decisions early and set yourself deadlines to make those decisions by. Visit www.pasturegrowthforecaster. co.nz to get regular forecasted pasture growth rates for your area.
• Which stock could I tighten up for feed, if needed? • What other feed sources could I have on hand, to fill a feed deficit (ie pasture silage, maize silage, hay or PKE)? • Is feeding grain an option? (Be aware that stock generally need to be trained to eat grain, so its introduction needs to be early on and managed). But there’s another use for water which it’s hard to overlook — water is a big attraction for tourists, who come to enjoy the summer heat at our beaches, lakes and rivers. John Ballinger, the Northland Regional Council’s Environmental Monitoring Programme Manager, says this year’s programme of testing for bacterial levels at popular swimming spots gets underway on Monday November 25, and will run until the last week of March. He says hundreds of samples will be taken from 47 coastal and 12 freshwater sites across the region to check bacterial levels at the Northland beaches, lakes and rivers most often used for swimming, water sports and similar forms of recreation.
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A website has been set up to monitor the suitability of various ‘hot spots’ for swimming, with an alert level much like the ubiquitous fire danger arrow. Results will be posted online every Friday at www.nrc.govt.nz/swimming. Mr Ballinger says that reassuringly for swimmers, most of the popular spots the regional council monitors are usually safe, although Northland’s high rainfall and hilly terrain meant many could be temporarily contaminated by run-off from the land for several days after heavy rain.
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While our farms are drying up due to the hot, dry weather it is making the stock feed supply decline and recently harvested supplements are already being fed out by farmers. Last week we met our legal consultants in Auckland who specialise in dealing with banks. It is surprising the number of actions that are currently against the banks, taken by individuals who claim that they have been wronged. Some of these claims now amount to some millions and there has been some success in actions that have been taken, where banks have not followed the due process that is required of them, when lending out their money. Bank clients do have the right to seek a review as to whether the bank has followed due process, in their particular borrowings. We all know there have been a significant number of farms coming on the market and are being sold at less than the bank’s mortgage. While we accept that people should be prudent in their borrowings and seek the appropriate advice that they can afford to borrow the money, there have been cases where bank lending personnel have processed the loans without acquiring the independent
valuations and the projected income streams have been overly optimistic. There is case law that shows that Banks can be liable where it has been proven that they have not followed due process in their lending and have become a contributing factor, in setting up clients to fail. If you are being pressured by your lender and you feel that you are being unfairly treated and wish to seek further information as to what options you can take in having a review of your position, you are most welcome to contact Farmers of New Zealand Inc. The big news this week was the 24 year prison sentence that was dealt to Allan Titford following a recent court hearing dealing with a multitude of charges. I personally was involved in seeking a settlement package for Allan Titford and the Aranga farmers who were affected by the Waitangi Tribunal recommendation that their land be returned to Maori claimants. It came as a big surprise to me, the actions of Allan Titford and the charges
that were laid against him, but I concede that Allan was a very complex individual. I found Mrs Titford to be a very quiet person. She was a prolific record keeper. Every time I met her, she was always writing copious amounts of paperwork concerning Allan’s view of the claim. I was directly involved in persuading the Hon.
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Doug Graham the Minister of the Waitangi Tribunal in settling Titford for the sum of $3.8 million. Prior to this, the then government had resolved not to deal with him due to the fact that they claimed that he had made threats against the Prime Minister of the time. At the time I maintained that Allan Titford’s behaviour resulted from the pressure that he was placed under, due to what we all believed was a threat against his property rights. When one looks at the charges that he has been convicted of, I can only say that I hope that Mrs Titford and her family receive the necessary support that they deserve. Her apology to the Te Roroa people says it all.
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SEMI-RETIRED, GARDEN maintenance, painting, small carpentry work, house hand wash, paint-stripping back to wood windows etc. Long experience, available now, good rate. Phone Robert 027 423 1166.
BENNEYDALE — MANGAPEHI — Pureora District Reunion. January 25th/26th 2014. Waitomo Club, Te Kuiti. Registration forms and information, Jenifer Reinhardt 07 878 4885, jenifer.graeme@slingshot. co.nz. Nancy Timmo 07 878 3303, kntimmo@xtra. co.nz. David Hunter 07 886 5337, da.@xtra.co.nz.
BOYS BLACK 3 piece suit, 9–11yrs, worn once, $50. Phone 027 318 6093 or 09 439 2348. OIL SALE. Discounted prices. Too good to miss. Auto One Dargaville, 09 439 8219. PORTABLE TOILET. A camping necessity. Auto One Dargaville, 09 439 8219. SOCKET SETS and spanner sets on special for Christmas. Auto One Dargaville, 09 439 8219. TENTS, 3 or 4 person tents from $99. Auto One Dargaville, 09 439 8219. TRAILER LOCKS, various types. Save $20 on a wheel clamp. Auto One Dargaville, 09 439 8219.
Yard Sale YARD SALE — Saturday 7th December. From 8.30am at 117 Hokianga Road, Dargaville.
Car For Sale 2002 OPEL ASTRA s/w, 1.8L, 129,800 km. $5,500 ono. Phone 021 125 4391. NISSAN SUNNY, 2004, Lady owner, low kms, stereo, 17" alloys, air con. Open to deals, swap, cash my way. Phone 022 130 7118.
Property For Sale MATAKOHE/RUAWAI, 30ha land. Awesome Kaipara Harbour views. Spring water, hay shed, good access. $480,000 +gst. Phone owner on 09 946 5652 or 021 430 086.
Nurseries & Plants PLANTS FOR sale. Hydrangeas & Bromeliads etc. Low prices. Saturday mornings. Cnr Parore & Victoria Street. Or call 09 439 0389. THE CORNER PLACE NURSERIES, Ruawai, wish to advise of trading hours & days. From next week it will be from Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm. WHOLESALE PRICES for native plants from Babylon Coast Gardens Ltd. We have a great range of native and coastal tolerant plants available now. Visit the Nursery at 1246 Babylon Coast Road Dargaville on Saturday’s 10am to 4pm or else by appointment. Inquiries welcome phone 09 439 4223.
SECURE UNITS for Domestic & Commercial use. Also workshop space available, best rates guaranteed. Phone 09 439 3075. dargavillestorage.co.nz
Work Wanted BROKEN CHAINSAWS & Mowers? Generators & Post Hole Borers. Most makes repaired from service to major surgery. Phone 022 172 9852. 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. www.westernblasters.co.nz
Pinaki Sand & Clean Fill
Toenail & Fingernail Cutting Service
09 439 1505 027 614 6309
09 439 6068
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Information Packs Available Covering the Kaipara and Whangarei Regions
Dargaville Acoustic Music BLACKBOARD CONCERT All WELCOME 5th December The Commercial B&B, River Road, Dargaville Starts 7.30 – 9.30pm • $2 entry • $2 raffle • Tea and coffee provided Come along and perform or just listen and enjoy. We have a pianist who will accompany you if necessary.
Promoted and sponsored by the Performing Arts section of the Dargaville Arts Association.
WATER TANK Vacuum clean, Full tank OK, Waste no more than 1,000 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.
GLASS & GLAZING Phone Ray 09 439 5377 Acknowledgement
James John (Jim) Corbett Alice and family wish to thank everyone for their kind thoughts, cards and flowers on the death of Jim. We will always remember the north of the country!
DARGAVILLE RIVERSIDE Markets. December Thursday 5th 2–5.30pm, Thursday 12th 2–5.30pm, Thursday 19th 2–5.30pm. Extra market, Monday 23rd 2–6.30pm. FREE & Confidential NW Family Budgeting Service. Advice and complete money management if required. Call at 5 Portland Street or phone 09 439 8592.
“We’ll fix your pane”
Heart-stopping thrills without the danger
DON’T DRINK AND
Situations Vacant SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS. We require drivers for school bus runs. Start at end of January 2014 — you will need Class 2 with P endorsement, or class 2. We will help with the endorsement. Please phone Leabourn Passenger Service, 09 423 7416 — Business hours.
Sales Representative Are you a sales professional with a proven track record? Do you find it easy to create a real connection with people? Are you passionate about growing local businesses with the help of a true community based media company? If so, NorthSouth Multi Media’s leading farming and community publications would certainly benefit from your expertise, your commitment and your involvement. We are currently seeking a full-time sales and customer liaison professional to help build our business. You’ll need to be reliable, computer-literate and able to help our customers make the most out of their marketing – but most of all you’ll have a can-do attitude and a willingness to pitch in. Full training and the support of a nationwide media company will be provided to the successful applicant.
Apply now by emailing your CV to email@example.com
Our full-size V8 supercar simulator puts YOU in the race driving seat! Have the simulator at your place for corporate functions, business bonding and confidence programmes, work parties, birthdays and more. Try one lap shootouts against your mates, or break the Bathurst lap record. Stunning special effects and state-of-theart technology take you onto the track for real, tyre-shrieking racing tension. Contact Ken Subritzky 09 431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the Kaipara District Council hereby gives notice that the following roads will be temporarily closed on the day and at the times below for the purpose of holding the 2013 Dargaville Christmas Parade.
Saturday 7 December 2013 11.00 am to 2.00 pm • Victoria Street from Totara Street to the West side of the Central Hotel carpark • Totara Street (including Totara Street carpark) • Kapia Street • Parenga Street (including Parenga Street carpark) • Hokianga
Parenga Street • Edward
Normanby Street Further information, if required, relating to this temporary road closure can be obtained from Customer
Distrct Council, Dargaville.
Don’t Drink and Drive
DECEMBER 3 - 2013
Dargaville 37A Murdoch Street Step up or Downsize Ideal, brand spanking new 3 bedroom home, North facing with all the advantages of double glazing insulation throughout. Ensuite and walk in wardrobe in master bedroom, open plan living with a good 670m² section. Single carport outside back door to unload in the dry. All ready to move in and enjoy.
Dargaville 21 Portland Street $245,000 ono
Pretty as a Picture
Kelvin Windsor 027 570 4600 Licence 10008608 email@example.com
This delightful home on its own fully fenced immaculate grounds is only minutes, easy walk to the shopping centre. Two double bedrooms, bathroom with bath, separate shower, separate toilet with dual access from the bathroom and hall, beautiful lounge/dining with a lovely bay window and double French doors opening to a charming, private courtyard with all day sun. Modern kitchen with space for a dishwasher, generous cupboards and storage.
Jean Johnson 027 499 6493 firstname.lastname@example.org
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS and MERRY CHRISTMAS To all of our customers! We’re taking a break from Dec 20th. We’ll be back January 13th, 2014. Have a fun, safe & joyful holiday season! 50 NormaNby by St, Dargaville Call 09 439 8868 • Dargaville@flooriNgxtra.Co.Nz
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