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One body to combat harbour crisis?

by Paul Campbell

A high-powered meeting of minds is working on a plan to place the Kaipara Harbour under one central administration, ending years of fragmented control, to turn the tide of environmental decline The decision was made at a meeting in Kaiwaka last Saturday, which was attended by a who’s who of local government stretching from Auckland to the far North. Called by the Rodney Local Board of the Auckland Super City to discuss the governance of the Kaipara Harbour, it attracted Auckland Mayor, Len Brown, Kaipara Mayor, Neil Tiller, councillors and Chief Executive, Steve Ruru, Whangarei Mayor, Morris Cutforth and councillors and staff, Northland Regional Council chairman, Craig Brown, and Iwi representatives including Margaret Kawharu from Maunga Whakahi and Glenn Wilcox from the Maori Statutory Board. “We were given a wide briefing on the state of health of the harbour in the past and present,” said Kaipara’s West central Ward councillor, Hal Harding. continued on page 3 . . .

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A double-life delight The Kaipara Harbour — to come under the control of one authority

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Kaipara explores options

Rates strike option still open

by Paul Campbell

The Kaipara District Council’s financial woes are best solved by ‘people sorting out their own mess’ according to the Minister for local Government, Nick Smith. With a massive debt of some $85 million dollars, largely brought about by the Mangawhai sewage scheme, and with finances in further disarray because of illegally gathered rates and District Plan cost blowouts, the KDC would not appear to be an attractive bride. As Mr Smith has said there is no doubt KDC is in a ‘pretty serious pickle’. However, in the search for solutions, and on notice from Mr Smith that it is under the threat of being replaced by a government appointed commissioner if it cannot sort out its own problems, KDC asked to talk to Whangarei and the councils met last week in Dargaville. Whangarei Mayor, Morris Cutforth, said his council was happy to talk things through. That’s one of the good things about the local government sector, we have a lot in common and we do swap notes,” he said. He added Whangarei felt that the government was not keen to force changes, but communities of both districts could lead change if they wanted to. . . . continued from front page

One body to combat harbour crisis? “There was a call for detailed reports and these are to be undertaken by the Northland Regional council. Len Brown also said Auckland was preparing a comprehensive environmental report on all its waterways including the Kaipara. “But the overall outcome was that a committee representing each organisation present will now work towards the creation of a single Kaipara Harbour authority.“ New Zealand’s largest harbour and fish nursery to nearly the entire west coast snapper stocks was declared as heading for ecological crisis a year ago after a scientic review for the Northland Regional Council. It said the harbour was in significant environmental decline with its 640,000ha catchment stretching from Waipoua forest to the Auckland west coast Fish and shellfish stocks were declining, sedimentation increasing because of poor water quality and increasing resource use and development pressure. Lack of integrated management and co-ordination was stated to be a major problem. Currently the harbour is overseen by Auckland, the Kaipara District Council, Northland Regional Council, the Department of Conservation Northland and Auckland, and the Ministry of Fisheries.

The Mangawhai Residents and Ratepayers Association executive has met with the Chief executive of the Kaipara District Council, Steve Ruru, and after a follow-up meeting of the membership, is continuing its call for a rates strike. “Mr Ruru acknowledged that there were many problems, but it seems council is hell bent on fixing their past problems by making us pay for them,” said MRRA chairman, Bruce Rogan. Kaipara District Council is in debt to the tune of $85 million, and a legal report has found some $9.5 million dollars has been illegally collected in rates for the Mangawhai sewerage treatment project. “At our meeting last Sunday, I advocated that residents refuse to pay their rates until the $9.5 million has been clawed back,” Mr Rogan said. Kaipara Mayor, Neil Tiller, said Whangarei ratepayers would not be expected to take responsibility for Kaipara’s $85 million debt in any possible merger. A past option for Kaipara to merge with Rodney, a prospect which found a lot of local favour, was scuppered in 2010 when Auckland’s Super City spread its tentacles north to Wellsford. Another option which has attracted a muted response is from Far North District Council Mayor, Wayne Brown, who proposes Kaipara be carved up between Kaitaia and Whangarei.

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“There have been many ratepayers in support of this, with others a little hesitant. So we are going to step up the flow of information, and we are preparing a comprehensive legal explanation of section 60 of the Local Government Act. “A decision not to pay rates has to be up to individuals, so we will be clearly explaining the options. If anything, the fight for justice is intensifying. He noted that similar action has been discussed in other districts, with New Zealand local government debt skyrocketing four fold in recent years.

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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’. Kauri forest on the Wairoa river, Kaipara, December 1839

Killing off the Kauri by Brian Eastwood

Pillage: Defined in the dictionary as ‘to plunder, to take as spoils’. That definition would be a good fit with the carting away of kauri, rimu and kahikatea from the shores of Kaipara when the saw millers and bushmen came to town. Then the gum diggers arrived and sent away great loads of kauri gum. Those of us who live here in 2012 can hardly imagine how Kaipara Harbour would have looked in its original state if we had sailed through the Heads in 1800. Missionary Samuel Marsden recorded in 1820, ‘The banks of the Wairoa are covered with a thick forest of timber trees of all descriptions, but especially the kauri-pine which is always in the greatest profusion in hilly situations. I am not acquainted with any place in New Zealand where these trees are more plentiful, of greater height and diameter, and of easier access’. Twenty-three years later naturalist and scientist Ernst Dieffenbach saw that ‘. . . the Wairoa riverbank was covered in what is termed light bush — two or three miles back the heavy bush begins. This is a primeval forest,

endless miles of enormous timber trees, girthing ten, twenty, thirty, forty feet and even more, and of startling height. The timber is slowly encroached upon to feed the sawmills’. Austrian explorer Andreas Reischek visited Dargaville in 1879. ‘In the neighbourhood were mighty kauri forests, and a kainga where old Chief Parore was living’. Timber by the millions of feet for furniture and house building was shipped out to the South Island, to Sydney, Melbourne, England and San Francisco. Peak year for kauri logging came in 1900, when 16 million super feet of timber left Kaipara Harbour. Shiploads of the light-weight gum were being carried off. In one two year period, 6,257 tons of gum went to England, Australia and America. It was said that Kaipara air was sharp with the tang of kauri gum and new sawn timber. Local horizons would have been smoky from the bush burning to clear the land. But wiser heads were beginning to worry. Speaking to Auckland Chamber of Commerce in

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1884 their president L. D. Nathan said, ‘Referring to this large reduction of our magnificent forests I can not disguise my concern at the neglect of provision for the wants of the future. We are letting the bushman’s axe do its work without utilising the productive forces of nature to replace the kauri tree by others that will mature, say in fifty years. Year by year goes by without our doing anything to fulfill our duty to posterity. I look upon this as a very serious matter’. But nobody took any notice and the carnage carried on. It was not until 1973 that government acted to establish forest protection. It was almost too late. Most of the kauri left standing was in Waipoua Forest, Trounson Park and Coromandel State Forests. When Europeans arrived in Kaipara the clearing of land was needed for settlement. The bonus for Northern Wairoa was a timber and gum industry providing work and wages. We can look back from our times and wonder why the killing of a forest was allowed to happen. Would we have done it any differently?

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Classrooms on the harbour Kaipara beaches became classrooms for two days last week, as primary schools took the day off from regular studies to take part in the Sport Northland, Beach Water Safety Have A Go days — one at Kellys Bay on February 22, and at Pahi the following day. There was good weather and a great turnout for Kellys Bay and primary school pupils from Pouto to Te Kopuru and Dargaville “The feedback from the kids and parents was wonderful — a great day and learning curve,” said Sport Northland team leader, Esther HoneMoore. “The two events were hosted in an effort to up-skill our children, teachers and whanau through real life experiences in the sea,” she said However, it was wet above and below at Pahi the following day, when pupils from Matakohe Paparoa, Maungaturoto, Tinopai, and Ruawai primary schools, turned out with a bevy of parents in tow, to try snorkelling, paddleboarding, sailing, kayaking and waka ama. “We are working collaboratively with our communities to safely utilise our coastal environment and for children to experience swim and survival skills,” said Esther. “It was very wet, but very successful and again parents and children alike said they got a huge amount from the day.” The children rotated in groups between different instructors for different water experiences. “Each session catered for up to 15 students who experienced a variety of swim and survival skills that can be practised and applied in the future,” said Esther.

Power, sail, paddling or surfing were all on diaplay at Pahi when the classrooms moved to the Kaipara Harbour

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic The Ruawai Lions are holding a teddy bears’ picnic at Ruawai Primary School on Sunday, the 4th of March, starting at 11.30am. It is a great opportunity for young and old to bring along their favourite teddy bear and join in a great day of fun. “There is the opportunity for families to either bring along their own picnic or they can support Ruawai Primary’s Camp Millenium fundraising and purchase a sausage sizzle and drink,” said Ruawai Lions’ secretary, Dorothy Simpson. “There will lots of fun, games and prizes. The Lions club has held many teddy bears’ picnics, with last one held at the Whenuanui Domain in Robertson Road in 2009.

Search for Kaipara magic Do you have a favourite Kaipara drive that’s perhaps a little off-the-beaten track? If so, James Brackenbury of the Parkview Motel in Dargaville, and the Kauri Coast web site would like to hear from you. “John McDonald and I noticed an article about out of the way journeys in New Zealand and we decided that we have plenty of such opportunities in Kaipara,” said James. “So we decided to take time out and explore and catalogue some of these. We have begun by exploring the Tangowahine valley, with Hugh Rose as a guide, and The sort of gems you find we found some awesome when you are ‘off the beaten track’ places, including giant kauri stumps, a huge forgotten kauri tree as well as magic views and picnic spots too.” A guide to the off-the-beaten track drives “just load up a picnic basket and go” will be published on the Kauri Coast website. And James would welcome any suggestions of places to visit. “We are off down to Maungaturoto for the next trip,” he said.

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There’s nothing better than getting out on the water to catch the big one — except when you know that you’re going fishing for a good cause! Most keen anglers don’t need any excuse to pack their rod and reel for a relaxing day of fishing. But when the Wellsford Volunteer Fire Department stand to gain much-needed funding from a little bit of work with the old hook line and sinker there’s every reason to get amongst the action. That’s just what’s happening this March, as anglers from around the mid-North head down to the inaugural Wellsford Volunteer Fire Department Beach, Boat and Kontiki Fishing Tournament. Mowing the lawn and painting the house will have to wait for a weekend on the 9th and 10th, as every fish caught is not only a potential prizewinner, but also goes into a huge auction to raise money for the local firefighting heroes of the volunteer brigade. Starting from 12 noon Friday anglers can cast their hooks from boats, from the beach, or (in an interesting twist) with the aid of kontiki style ‘torpedoes’ in a bid to land the big one. It’s all on until 3pm Saturday, when the last of the catch is weighed and the big auction begins. There are considerable bragging rights at stake along with the awards for the biggest fish caught, but the real satisfaction must come from two very important things. Firstly, the chance to get out in the great Northland outdoors for some of the world’s best fishing. And secondly, the chance to give back a little to the men and women who give up their time and sometimes risk their lives to keep the Wellsford area fire safe. If you’d like to be in with a chance to win, or if you’re just a civicminded angler looking for a great excuse to book a weekend behind a rod and reel, check out the posters in Wellsford’s main street, or pop in to visit the Sports and Leisure store on Rodney St (opposite the ASB bank) or Hunting and Fishing Warkworth. There you’ll find details on how to enter, as well as all the gear to make a real go of the competition. And for those who just want to do their part by buying and eating a tasty fish (we won’t tell anyone you didn’t catch it), be at the Wellsford Fire Station on Saturday the 10th from 2pm for the auction.

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Farming pioneers on video A video documentary which traces the history of the Albertlanders journey from England to the shores of the Kaipara Habour, in 1862 and their struggle to build a new life on the land from Wellsford through to Ruawai, will be premiered at Easter. ‘The Albertlanders — Tell it to the generation following’ is an hour-long programme now in production after final location shooting around the Kaipara last weekend. The programme is narrated by Paul Campbell, author of the recently released book, Images from Albertland, and tells the story of a man taking his two ‘granddaughters’ on a road trip through their family history. “Exhausting, but a heck of a lot of fun,” was Mr Campbell’s verdict after some 200 kilometres to various locations in Auckland, and through Riverhead and the Kaipara to Port Albert and environs. The DVD will complement the book, which features the amazing historical photographs of pioneering Kaipara farmer, Harold Marsh, telling the story of his own forebears and the other settlers, who arrived in pre-camera days, now recorded only in letters, diaries and contemporary drawings. After being premiered at the Albertland 150th anniversary celebrations at Easter Weekend, the DVD will be available for sale. The new Silver Edition of Images from Albertland, will be released for sale at Stand 175 at the Northland Field Days.

A double-life delight Paparoa service station proprietor, Nicolette Eddy, leads a double life, and embraces the task with enthusiasm. On the one hand, she’s pumping gas and checking the oil and water at her Northland garage — and on the other, she’s leading the fight to ease the way for cancer sufferers in Northland and Auckland. Nicolette and her husband John took over the Paparoa Gas pumps last November, providing a family business that also allowed her to commute to her other job, as trust and foundations fundraising co-ordinator with the Auckland Cancer Society. “In effect, I make all the applications for funding on behalf of both Northland and Auckland Cancer Societies,” Nicolette said. “I am in Auckland several days each week working out of our lodge just a few hundred metres from Auckland hospital. This is where we are able to offer accommodation to cancer patients, many of whom travel down from Northland for their treatment. Having somewhere to stay can be a tremendous load off their shoulders. For myself, I have a grannie flat at the home of my daughter and son-in-law while I’m down there working. “And as far as the commuting goes — well it doesn’t faze me. Usually I travel back up Highway 16, and once I am in sight of the beautiful Kaipara, it’s a breeze.” When not raising funds for cancer sufferers, Nicolette has been helping John with plans to re-vamp the Paparoa service station. “We are closing for a day on March 12, for

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the installation of modern new pumps,” she said. “And the whole place will be getting a facelift over the next few weeks — a new fence is going up along with a lick of paint here and there.” The renovation though is not the only event coming up. “Northland will be hosting the Relay for Life on March 17, at Otaika Park in Whangarei and there will be a number of Kaipara teams taking part. This is a remarkable overnight team event to raise money for the Cancer Society, as a community, acknowledge cancer survivors, remember loved ones and also fight back against this disease.” Contact Paulette Scrooby,

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The people that bring you the Northland Agricultural Field Days Behind the scenes at the 2012 Northland Fields Days, a hardworking and dedicated committee has been working all year towards the success of the event

Ned Stevens A member for 16 years, Ned is the field days registered electrician, responsible for the overall supply.

Anne Pull A member for three years after many as an associate, Anne is the Minutes Secretary and is on the New events sub-committee.

Syd Pull A member for 14 years, Syd is on the Catering Exhibitor, and Grounds subcommittees.

Chrissie Robinson A member for two years, Chrissie is on the Finance sub-committee.

Jason Kena Jason is on the Grounds and Compliance sub-committees and has been a member for 12 years.

Sue Kernot A member for two years and treasurer, Sue is also on the Marketing, Employment and Finance subcommittees.

Mark Nichols A member for six years, Mark is chair of the Grounds subcommittee, and on the Marketing sub-committee.

John Phillips A second year member after many as an associate, John is chair of the Tractor Pull subcommittee.

Brian Jackson A member for six years, Brian is on the Catering Exhibitor, New events and Grounds subcommittees.

John Withey John is on the Grounds subcommittee and has been a member for five years.

Craig Rowland (not pictured) A second year member, Craig is on the Tractor Pull, Grounds and Compliance subcommittees.

Staff Members: Deborah Parkinson – Assistant Administrator. Gwenda Reid – Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator.

Committee Associates: Basil Cole, Glen Stevenson, Mark Phillips, Michael Groome, Robbie Yates, Ross Newlove, Tina Stewart, Luke Beehre, Mike Kissick.

Julie Geange A member for four years, Julie is on the Marketing, Compliance and Food subcommittees.

Ernie Dawes A member for three years, Ernie is on the Grounds sub-committee.

Patron: George Montgomery has been actively involved with the Northland Field Days for many years. He was a committee member for several years also. In 2003 he was elected as patron in recognition of his long term involvement over the years.

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Economic benefits of the ‘Friendly Field Days’ Kaipara Mayor Neil Tiller says The Northland Field Days contributes direct financial benefits and positive spin-offs to both the local and wider Northland economy The ‘Friendly Field Days’ held in Dargaville is Northland’s largest annual event says Mr Tiller. “It puts Northland on the map as an agricultural centre of some significance and showcases agricultural and rural lifestyle products. It is a major undertaking and attracts more and more visitors and

exhibitors and their staff each year. “The direct and most immediate benefit is to the accommodation and food outlets in and around the towns of Dargaville and Whangarei — not only during the event, but in the lead up to it as exhibitors and their staff, many from outside the region arrive to set up their sites.’’

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“One of the key things in determining the direct benefits of an event like the Field Days is the amount people spend. Greater visitor numbers hopefully equals greater visitor spend.” Mr Tiller said in spite of technology and communications advances, increased transport costs and the perception new practises are similar to those already in use on a modern farm, attendance has not dropped off. “Each year attendance seems to increase and the organisers are expecting this is going to be their biggest and best year yet.

Kaipara Mayor Neil Tiller

“It is an important date in the agricultural calendar, it’s great fun with something for everyone. I invite you to come along and enjoy some of our Kaipara hospitality and the reason this event is known as the ‘Friendly Field Days’.”

The National Bank has stood by the farmers of this region through thick and thin. And, once again, we’ll be right by your side at the Northland Field Days. You’ll find The National Bank, ANZ and UDC Finance representatives in our marquee on the corner of RD1 Road and Fonterra Whey.

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Water a theme for family company Jeanette and Andrew Wade of Wade Concrete are excited about getting amongst the action at this year’s Northern Field Days “Farmers from all over the north and even further afield can view our products and range,” says Jeanette. “We also get a feel for what type of products are in demand and what might sell better than others — it’s marketing and research rolled together in a great atmosphere. It’s never about what you sell on the day — it’s about exposure to returning or potential clients.” Andrew, a former plumber and farm worker started up the company 21 years ago when he saw there was a need for concrete products in the market. “He came home one night and said he was going to make concrete farm troughs,” laughs Jeanette. “I voiced my concern — after all I wondered just how many troughs you could sell — when you consider they last for more than 20 years I couldn’t see they needed to be replaced often.” Support for the couple came from local icon and Dargaville businessman — the late Tom McKay, (the then current owner of the premises). His generosity gave them a go at getting established when banks refused to loan the fledgling business start-up capital. “Andrew made the first 100 troughs by himself — with a pile of sand, metal and cement and a little concrete mixer,” says Jeannette. Every six or seven years Andrew comes up with a new product to meet changing demands such as the portable concrete silage feeder he and Te Kopuru farmer Ben Zwaans designed and built. It has been popular with farmers. They also make and sell a number of products such as store traps for cowshed, cattle stops, septic tanks, water tanks, culverts

and various sizes and shapes of paving stones and offer numerous plastic and alkathene pipes and fittings. It’s a family business with Swiss-born Jeanette managing the office and 16-year-old son Daniel helping out during the school holidays. For the last 10 years foreman Mark Russell has also been there to keep things running smoothly — a definite benefit to the company. This field days Wade Concrete will be showing off a new product — check it out at their stand and don’t forget to enter their famous field days competitions!

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An icon upgraded The Ford Falcon is one of those ubiquitous brands which is interwoven with life in New Zealand — like Weetbix, Wattie’s tomato sauce and jandals in the summer, the rumbling purr of one of Ford’s big cruisers is, to use the vernacular, ‘Kiwi as’. Many kids will remember exactly what it was like to pack into the Falcon for a trip to the bach, and many mums and dads (especially the dads) will recall the Ford Falcon they had back in the 70s or 80s. Often those memories are so fond that a

lifelong bond is formed, and the decades can be traced by a series of newer and newer Fords gracing the family garage. This sets a high bar for the engineers and designers at Ford when it comes time to upgrade the Falcon, but each iteration still seems to build on history while still improving it — slowly changing the shape of the Falcon and incrementally boosting safety, comfort, fuel economy and refinement. Put an old Falcon 500 next to this year’s smooth and sculpted G6E, for example, and they seem worlds apart. But

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Freemasonry seeks support Traditionally a publicity-shy organisation, Freemasonry has in recent years opted to ‘open its doors’ to attract new members to support the movement’s community work, covering a wide sector in the Kaipara district


“Freemasons are ordinary men 18 years and over, of all religions and backgrounds, who share a concern for human values, moral standards, respect for the law of society and the rights of individuals, said local lodge member, Paul Udall. “We run retirement villages in the Kaipara and across New Zealand. There are two in Dargaville. We have supported a range of organisations through our Dargaville Lodge which is called Pono Lodge. These include; Paws and Claws, Dargaville Medical Centre, the Skin Clinic’s upgrade, Kaipara Community Pool’s wheelchair and CPR machines and TVs in the Dargaville Hospital. “We support many of our community resources and a typical lodge could have hourlyrate workers through to managing directors, professional people, teachers, church people and sportsmen. “As a young person several of the key people at my local church, people I looked up to, were Freemasons,” Mr Udall said. “My first manager was a Freemason. My first sales manager, was again another Freemason.

These were the seeds being sown. Much later in life I was the chairman of the local school board and someone asked me if I wanted to join and the seeds germinated. “Twenty-five years later I’m still a member and I enjoy the challenge. Lodge meetings are once a month and that is the only time some people spend. However, if you decide to take a more active role, time spent on Freemasonry is entirely over to the individual.” He added that Freemasons were seeking new members. “We need your support. We need members to keep our activities vibrant.”


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The Freemasons of Northland invite all visitors to the Dargaville Field Days to visit our display and find out what Freemasonry is all about and some of its mystery.

Site 903, No. 2, Lifestyle Pavillion Meet some local Freemasons. We would welcome new members. There are approximately 5 million Freemasons world wide and 75,000 in Australia and New Zealand. Come and join us to make more friends and contacts locally and overseas.

Ean, Chantal and members of our experienced team will attend our stand each day in Rural Pavilion One at the

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3M Water Filtration 347 A - A & R Pumps 269 AB Equipment Limited 141 Able Catering Food Court 2 Able Solar Ltd 322a Absolute Concrete Ltd 174 Access Rural Women NZ 928, 930 ACO 193 Advantage Feeders 288 Afikim Mobility Scooters 302 Ag & Earth Ltd 89 Ag Brands Products Ltd 248a AG HUB 191 Ag Research 622 Agricom 237 Agriculture Industry Training Organisation (ITO) 162 AgriFert 640, 641 Agri-Mat 107 AgriSea NZ Seaweed Ltd 300 Agrissentials NZ 187 Airfoam Wall Insulators (Northland) Ltd 342 Alpego 120 Altum 96 Ampro Quality Tools 344 Anglomoil NZ Ltd 190b Angus Pure Burgers 143 ANKA 98, 347 Anthony Preston Ltd 601 ANZ 235 Apex Valves 347 Arag 269 ARC Security Solutions 637 Arnold Franks Ltd 98, 100a ASB Rural 197 Auckland Mobility Wharehouse 302 Autex 153a B - Bailey Tanks 170 Ballance Agri-Nutrients 191 Barfoote Construction 81 Bargan Sprayers 269 Bay Audiology 220 Bayer Animal Health 254 BdMax Ltd 112 Beacon Heat Detectors Pty Ltd 648 Bee Kind Ltd 705 Bell-Booth Ltd 237 Bertolini Australasia 147 Betacraft Apparel 148 Big Country Outdoors 319 Big Fun Events 350, 352 Blue Wing Honda 275, 277a BNZ 246 BNZ Save the Kiwi 249 Bogballe 120 BOSCH 306b Bourbon NZ Ltd 922 BP Solar 322a Bradford Gold Insulation 654 Briggs and Stratton 285 Brookes 207a Brookings Agencies Ltd 896, 898 BRP (Aust) Pty Ltd 266 Bryant Tractors/Renton Machinery 63, 65, 67, 69 Bugatti Valve 347 Bullseye Direct Ltd 264a BullShirtNZ LT 728 Bushman Saws 881 C - Cable Price Ltd 7 Café Latino Food Court 2 Carruth Hostel, WBHS 901 Carters 135, 137 Case 95, 99 Cato Bolam Consultants Ltd 271a Cattlemaster 186

CBEC EcoSolutions 153b C-Dax Ltd 279 Celestial Wines 894 Chainsaw Outdoor Power 285 CHAOS SPRINGS 112 Chapel Grove 868 Chapel Olive Oil Ltd 868 Chemz Products 344 Civil & Site Ltd 240 Claas Harvest Centre Northland 27, 29, 82, 84 Classic Builders 625 Clearlite Industries 245 Clic Wheel Systems Ltd 322b Coin Jewellery New Zealand Ltd 918 Compass Trailers 3 Corkill Systems Ltd 247b Coronary Health Improvement Project 905, 907 Cotec Paint 245 Country Dawn Quilting 865, 867 Craigs Investment Partners 194 Croplands Equipment Northern NZ 269 Cropliner 269 CRV Ambreed 264b Cub Cadet Mowers 268 Cuddle Buddy NZ Ltd 917 D - D&A Wordsworth Contracting 118 DAE Group 111 Dairy Build 201 Dairy Care NZ 220 Dairy Flo 347 Dairy Wall Coatings 160a Dal-Bo 120 Dargaville Ford 196, 198, 200 Dargaville ITM Building Services 245 Dargaville Realty Ltd 151 Dargaville Sewing & Curtain Centre 900 Davey 98 Davey Water Products 312 Daytech Engineering 61 DeLaval Ltd 207a Denz Co Ltd 205 Department of Conservation DOC 249 DEUT 2 91 Devan Plastics Ltd 209 Diesel Performance Solutions Ltd 152 Dinerite Ltd 890 DLF Seeds 250 DogMaster Trainers 364 Donaghys Industries Ltd 35 Double Batty Products 875, 884 Doug McFarlane Ltd 310 Doug the Digger 349 Dow AgroSciences NZ Ltd 237 Duncan 89 Duracrete 201 E - Eco Insulation Northland 924 Ecoat Floor Finish Systems 638 Ecolab 148, 237 ECU Chips Ltd 78 EINBOCK 86 Elanco Animal Health 237 Elders Merchandise 250 Electrolux 306b Elite Mobility 302 EME Communication 344 Emuology Ltd 862 Endraulic Ltd 76 Engineered Timber Solutions 245 ENJO 864 Envirolock NZ Ltd 240 Environmental Fertilisers 728 Eternal Flame Jewellery 932 ETN 125 Eurocorp 250 Eurocorp Profence 148 Exhibit Group 246 Extreme Boats 222 F - Fairbrother Industries Ltd 72 Farmers of New Zealand Inc. 175, 177, 220 Farmgard 104, 106 Farmlands Trading Society Ltd 148, 150 Farmquip Woolaway Const Ltd 286 FarmSafe 629 Federated Farmers of New Zealand 223 Feed Pad Solutions 123b Ferrari 283 Fiber Fresh Feeds Ltd 273 Fieldpower Northland Ltd 37, 39, 92, 94 FIL 241 Firestone 283 Fisher & Paykel 306b FMG 192 Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited 272, 274 Freemasons of New Zealand 903 Fudge It 2007 Ltd 885 Future Spread - Fertiliser Technologies (Heliag) 603

Fyran Boats 222 G - Gallaghers 148, 250 Gaspardo 91 Genetic Technologies Ltd 643 Gilmore Brown Ltd 607, 608 Giltrap Engineering Ltd 25, 80 Gliderol 203a GME 306b GME Marine Radios 222 Go Vertical 351 Godfrey’s Chainsaws & Mowers 285 Good Ground Real Estate Ltd 134b Gourmet Mussel Fritters and Smoothies Food Court 1 Gourmet Shuttle Food Court 2 GPS Pumps 88 Grandpa’s Feeders / Windsong 632 Gravel Lock NZ Ltd 240 Great Plains 120 Greenwood 242 Grundfos 312 Guest Agricultural Contracting 175 Gunson McLean Ltd 188b Gutter Solution North 304b H - Habipax Industries Ltd T/A Farmgate Direct 142a Hansa Chippers 189 Hansen Products (NZ) Ltd 224 Hardout Kiwi 735, 736 Harvest Farm Advisory Ltd 636 Hatuma 191 Hatzenbthler 120 Health Options 915 Healthy Homes Taitokerau 153a Hectan Products 61 Helinorth Agricultural Ltd 211 Hella Lighting 344 Herd Homes Systems Ltd 271b Hi Tech 98 Hi Tech Enviro Solutions 248b Hi Tech Irrigation 88 Homeopathic Farm Support Ltd 631 Hopkins Farming Group 70 Hot Dog Express Food Court 1

Hot Shots Coffee Huddleston Hypnotherapy Hydroflow Distributors Ltd Hynds Pipe Systems I - IC MotorGroup 1 Ideal Buildings Iglu Online Solutions Inghams Nutrition Insulpro Interbloc Limited Invacare Iplex Pipelines Irri Max Ltd Irripod Flexible Irrigation ISD Iseki ISL Animal Health Isusu D-Max J - James Engineering Ltd Jaylor Just Diggers Ltd Just Horse ‘N’ Around K - Kaipara District Council - KDC Kaipara Workwear & Safety Kaiwaka Clothing Kauri Park Nurseries Keenan New Zealand Keith Hay Homes Keri Cell Nursery King Springs King’s College KIOTI Kippers Mussel Fritters Kiwi Kai Kart Knauf Earthwool Koru Fashionz Kotte Garant Krone KSN Products Kuhn NZ Kuhn NZ KYB & KONI Shocks

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L - L2 Apparel 714 Lawrence Electronics 222 Leafbusters Northland 872, 874 Leafscreen NZ Ltd 642 Leisure Therapy 305b Lely 89 LIC (Livestock Improvement) 244 Lime Distributors Ltd 626 Lister Petter 21 LJ Hooker 212 Lorentz 322a M - Mac Boats 222 Manip 120 Marine North Ltd 85 Mark Cromie Holden 83, 85, 87, 136, 138, 140 Marley NZ Limited 237 Marsden Cove Ltd 877, 879 Maschio 91 Masport 285 Matamata Ag Centre 202 ,204 Matariki Magnetics 863 Maui Motorhomes 175 May Intl Trading 153a Mazda 129 McCoy & Thomas Hunting & Fishing-Dargaville 339 McHale 91 McIntosh Bros Engineers Ltd 61, 114 McQuinn Pumps 2008 Ltd 312 Mend-A-Bath 906, 908 Merlo 91 Metal Craft / Colour Steel 203a Mico Pipelines 193 MicroTrac 269 Mike Bags Ltd 298 Mike Pero Mortgages 267b Milk Bar (McInnes Manufacturing) 243 Milk Hub 623, 624 Mimico 31 MK GEL Batteries 302 Model Barn Ltd 297a MONOSEM 86 Morgan Engineering Ltd 43

Motorola 306b Mountain Fresh Ltd 886 Mr Whippy (Whangarei) Foodhall MTF Orewa 149 Muriwai Valley Farm 127 MYEBIZ International 145 N - Name Art 715 Nanave Healthcare 169 National Animal Identification & Tracing 604 Native American Crafts and Music 701, 702 Natural Insulation 654 New Zealand Bed Co 902, 904 New Zealand Blood Services 883 New Zealand Fire Service 232, 234a Newman Engineering (2004) Ltd 90 Ngahiwi Farms Ltd 134a Nitrosol/Rural Reseach 277b NKV Coastguard 179a Noel Remnant Filtration 601, 602 Normanby Fibreglass Ltd 68 North Country Grains 158a Northable Disabilities Services 925 Northern Honda 303 Northern Truck & Bus Ltd 5 Northern Wairoa Hire 163 Northern Wairoa Voice for Life 876 Northland Autos 172 Northland Boating Centre 222 Northland Dairy Development Trust 280 Northland Farm Services Ltd 88 Northland Farm Water Solutions Ltd 248b Northland Kia Ltd 156 Northland Red Devon Cattle Breeders 127 Northland Regional Council 251, 253 Northland Toyota 259, 261, 294, 296 Northland Tree Works 324 Northpower Ltd 218 Norwood Farm Machinery Centre 71, 73, 124, 126 NRM 148 Nufarm NZ 148, 237 Number 46 LTD 75a Nuplex Industries 639 Nutritional Services Ltd 630 Nuttz Gourmet 914 NZ Agriseeds Ltd 148, 237 NZ Fudge Farm Partnership 861 NZ Historic Places Trust 655, 656 NZ Institute of Rural Health 622 NZ Landcare Trust 249 NZ Police 232, 234a NZ Vehicle Sales 149 NZ woodproducts 245 NZAgBiz Ltd 237 O - Ocean Organics Ltd 300 O’Dwyer’s Butchery & Homekill Service 142b OEX Electrical Spares 344 Oil Seed Products 250 Ombro Leather Goods Ltd 708 Omnistar 645 One Spice 889 Open Wananga 305a Origin Agroup Ltd 120 Orion 250 OSIM NEW ZEALAND 871, 873 Outback 322a Outgro Bio Agricultural Ltd 315 P - Pacific Motor Group 129, 131, 133 Pacific Seeds 250 Palm Co 252b Palms Lifestyle Village 899 Pam and Stan Torkington 713 Panasonic 153a Paslode 148 Pearson Engineering Ltd 81 Penguin Sea and Surf Ltd 308 Performance Products Ltd 306a Persona Beauty Aotearoa 916 Pfizer New Zealand 237 PGG Wrightson 199 PGG Wrightson Seeds 148 Philips 153a Phillips Audio 344 Pink Solution 923 Plasma Biotec Solutions 282a Plunket Car Seat Rentals 354 Poland Motors 268 Polaris Motorcycles 258 Poppa G’s Food Court 2 Pottinger 120 Power Farming Wholesale Ltd 91, 93, 144, 146 Power Tarps 43 PPI Corporation 193 PPP Industries Ltd 270 Precision Automobiles 346, 348 Precision Planning 220 Pride Mobility 302

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Holistic health for animal and humans Natural health enthusiast Sasha Clark is enjoying learning about homoeopathy — not only for humans, but also for animals The Dargaville local took over the local natural health store, Health Options, from previous owner Pam Baldwin last September, and is currently studying animal homeopathy — the use of natural remedies in veterinary medicine. Sasha, who holds a degree in psychology and anthropology from Massey University, is also a qualified Reiki (Japanese stress reduction technique) practitioner, and will be a first time exhibitor at this year’s Northland Field Days. She wants to use her new-found homoeopathy skills to help the Kaipara and Northland community, caring for animals as well as people.

“I want to practice both animal and human alternative health because I’ve always been interested in and had a preference for natural health,” she says. She likes the concept of being able to help a number of ailments by boosting the body’s natural defenses and bringing them back into balance. The rural scene has always featured in Sasha’s life in some way and this coupled with a love of animals has led to her interest in their total, balanced health. She is looking forward to stocking a range of natural and homoeopathic remedies and products geared towards farmers and their livestock needs. For example there are many homoeopathic products for cattle that have a ‘no milk withholding period’ — great for dairy herds.

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Plan ahead for winter warmth Winter is coming. Not that the balmy days and tropical nights of the last few weeks serve as any indication, but the progression of the seasons is inevitable, and with changes to the building laws slated for March, those planning for a warm winter are advised to act now by local heating experts. While it’s hard to envision the cold temperatures and chilly mornings of August in the middle of summer, good planning is what will save your family from high power bills. Fireplaces are enjoying a renaissance as a source of cheap and effective heating, and this is the smart time of year to begin the process of planning to install one in your home. Firstly — and most pragmatically — at this time of year many fireplaces are heavily reduced in price. When the colder weather comes demand will be sure to increase, and discounts may well disappear. Secondly, it pays to consider the time it



takes to properly select and install the right fireplace for your home. Dargaville’s Plumbing and Heating Centre (fireplace specialists with a wealth of experience) advise that this is not just a case of picking a stylish fireplace and taking it home. Building law requires council consent to be given before a fireplace is installed, and it’s vitally important to fit the right size and shape to evenly heat your home.

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All in all, it can take about one to two months from start to finish (paper work included), and that’s not during the busy period in Autumn when fireplace installers have long waiting lists. If you’d like a cozy fire for the winter it’s best to talk to the professionals now rather than later. Stop in to see the team at Plumbing and Heating soon and plan for a warmer, healthier home this year. Be sure to ask them about their heat transfer kits, too — a vital upgrade for any new or existing fire to provide even heat all through your home.

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Competitive Fun at Dargaville High School Sports Days Over the last two weeks we have held our school Swimming and Athletics Championships. Both days were hugely successful where the students and staff enjoying the days together. We are also hugely grateful for the strong support we had from our parents and community to help run those days. While both of the days were very competitive, participation levels were high and students commented just how much they enjoyed the days.


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Our Swimming Champions for 2012 are Junior Girls: ................. Tahlia Rogers-Brown Junior Boys: ................ Kyran Gillespie and Tayla Reilly Intermediate Girls: ....... Eve Verberne Intermediate Boys: ...... Shawn Taylor Senior Girls: ................. Taryn Gillespie Senior Boys: ................ Matthew McCahon Our Athletics Champions for 2012 are Junior Girls: ................. Lydia Savage Junior Boys: ................ Daniel Apai Intermediate Girls: ....... Sarah De Bruin Intermediate Boys: ...... Samuel Rae Senior Girls: ................. Aria Gent Senior Boys: ................ Matthew Morris We will have a team from ERO undertaking a review of Dargaville High School from 5–8 March this year. This is part of the normal review cycle. Our previous review took place in Term 4 of 2008 and was reported on at the start of 2009.



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MARSDEN COVE’S SUMMER SECTION SALE There’s never been a better time to buy in Northland’s most desirable coastal neighborhood.

Find out what you can do to help rid Northland of TB Visit the Animal Health Board at the Northland Field Days, to learn about: • The revised national TB strategy • Assessing your TB risk when buying cattle and deer • Wild animal control for TB • Hunting safely to prevent TB spread • ‘Best practice’ advice • Update your herd or contact details Enjoy thE world’s bEst coastal lifEstylE in northland’s most prEstigious nEighborhood. Example 1.

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NORTHLAND FIELD DAYS 2012 Making the wood chips fly this Field Days


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Bring your power bill! Northland Field Days, 1-3 March, Dargaville For all your alternative energy needs Stihl join forces with NZ’s top lumberjacks to tear into the timber

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It’s a huge part of any Kiwi country show — the thud of axes into wood, mixed with the excitement of the crowd as chainsaws carve and chop with deft precision Stihl are the proud sponsors of the Timber Sports section of this year’s Northern Field Days, and they are serving up all the excitement as NZ’s top lumberjacks get down to business, slicing and dicing their way through a smorgasbord of timber to earn the title of Northland’s best. From the gruelling, demanding wood chopping to the precise artistry of saw carving Stihl have rolled out a programme which will amaze and amuse, culminating in the roar of the super-powerful hotsaws — top-fuel monsters able to hew logs in half the blink of an eye. Around the world Stihl have thrown their support behind timber sports — a true heritage sport harking back to the pioneering days of not just New Zealand but also America, Canada and Australia. It’s also a showcase for the skills of today’s forestry professionals, who take as much pride in their abilities as their forefathers did. 3 Bedroom Transportable “Le Fairhall”

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Stihl provide all the machinery for the elite timber sports athletes, but they also have all the gear you need to keep your own farm or yard in order — see their local stockists to check out their range — Godfrey’s Chainsaws and Mowers in Dargaville and the Maungaturoto Auto Centre for those in the east Kaipara.



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FEBRUARY 29 - 2012

Dog’s tail . . .


They gone an’ dunnit again

Yep, me Billy BC here again and it’s that tima year. Bin left in charge ofa farm again wile the boss and Sharlene shoot thru ta tha Feel Days at Dargaville. Yer wood reckin that seeing tha Feel Days is about farmin’, that yer’d want ta have tha reel workers in tha show. Like me. Ok, so they got sum poncy sheep dog displays an’ that. Y’no, Bosses whistles and wave ‘is arms ana dogs runs this way ‘n that showin’ how cleva they is? Blimmin’ showponies eh? Wen I wanta get stock movin’ — they moves were I want, Beleeve it. A cupla nips wiv me nashers ona hindlegs gets’em headin’ fer tha yards, or the paddicks. But no. Us reel werkers not alloud ata Feel Days. So lika last few years, — I am home alone! Well, not strikly true this year. Ya see, tha Boss’ girfren Sharlene felt sorry for me after las’ year. That wuz wen The Boss tied me ta me kennil drum wiv a sack inside for me bed, a bloody great bucket ‘a water and most of a roast leg of lamb ta gnaw on. Sharlene reckin that “wuz abit bloody poor Deah,” and this year she’s got her Mum ta stay on tha propitty too. So, ‘steada being ina kennil on me own wiv me bone, Sharlene’s Mum’s lettin’ me stay ina house! Yup. She chucked an’ ole blankit on a couch’ for me ta lie on, an we got a reel good numba goin’. Las’ nite, she did a kasserole dinna. She did sum muttin chops all simmid in gravy, wiv mash spuds. An’ its not lika Boss, or even Sharlene (wen a Boss is looking anyway) an’ I gets ta get tha leftovers. Her Mum give me me own plate fulla tucka, an’ wiv Tux bikkies ona side! We has our feed wile she wotches Koronashin Street ona telly. But, hey, thas not all. Afta tha kasserole, we had some blimmin’ ice-cream! Woo-hee! Boss can eat ‘is hart out eh?


Mind you, I knows it’ll end wen’ tha ute come upa drive on Sunday, but gonna make tha most of it til then. An’ I knows Sharelen’s Mum’s pritty smart — she’ll clip me ona chain before Boss gets back. Then o’ cors, we gunna see tha annual result ofa Boss havin’ a Feel Days break. He’ll be havin’ more stuff fer under the woolshed. Remember lass year? “There wuz a autymatik farm gate alarm he got cheap. And then a autymatik ‘lectric fence standard lifter. He gave that one try, reckoned he could do it twice as fast by hand, and under the woolshed she went as well. Wunda wot will arrive this year? Same ole — Boss get’s ina beer tent wiv his mates, wile Sharlene’s shoppin’ and visitin’ her mates. Next thing yer know he’s gotta farm cheque book out and he’s spendin’ up large on stuff we don’t need, jus’ ta show Sharlene ‘es bin all over tha exhibits.

Come Sunday, the ute’ll be rolin’ up the drive packed with stuff we don’t really need. But, wot, me wurry.? Wot’s that Mum? Choklit cake?. Now I rilly duzzin’t mind if I does, Mum.

Cheers Billy

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FEBRUARY 29 - 2012

High speed broadband tower at Baylys Beach Baylys Beach will be the site of one of 154 new cell towers being built around the country to bring high-speed broadband to rural areas. In the past agri-businesses, and the families of farmers have had to rely on slow dial-up internet, but this leap into the future is set to deliver a world of business, financial and practical opportunities to those who drive our rural economy. Vodafone is contracted to deliver 18 towers by June 30, the end of the first year of the government’s broadband rollout scheme. “The Baylys Beach tower will be a 25-metre monopole, sited at the golf course, providing coverage over an approximate 20–30km square area dependent on the terrain,” said Vodafone CEO, Russell Stanners. Vodafone plan to allow other operators to install their own equipment on the towers in future, opening up competition in the market. Industry sources predict that within the next five to ten years most of New Zealand’s rural hinterland will be covered by broadband, bringing the country closer to town in terms of online banking, shopping and education. Vodafone has already built and integrated five sites in Kumeu, Waitakere, Motueka, Eureka and Puketaha.

A monopole cell-tower similar to this is due to be erected at Baylys Beach

Construction at Baylys Beach is expected to begin soon. Build time is only four weeks once the paper process is complete. “Vodafone is actively working with communities and councils to ensure sites are appropriately located,” Mr Stanners added. “The extended coverage is expected to benefit farmers in particular who are heavily reliant on the internet to track milk solid prices and co-operative information.”

Ag and Earth appoint new Kaipara representative Ag and Earth is a name trusted by farmers and contractors for their unswerving dedication to service — even if that means coming out in the middle of a rainy night to fix vital machinery and implements for the day’s work ahead. They understand that the timetable of a modern farm is still dictated by the seasons, the weather and the whims of nature — but that with the right tools and good backup there’s no challenge that can’t be overcome. Ag and Earth’s newest employee is already dedicated to this philosophy — he grew up on a Dargaville farm and Tyron Midgley — the new face of Ag and Earth in the Kaipara region has spent the last seven years in the agricultural machinery trade. scientific design unlike anything else in their Tyron Midgley says he’s looking forward to field. supporting the agri-business of the Kaipara “Deutz are going to be major contenders region with quality products and great backup in the market as farmers see the value in — including Ag and Earth’s famous 24/7 buying the best,” says Tyron “They — and Ag emergency repair and maintenance service. and Earth — are progressive companies who When it comes to quality products, Ag and are really going places.” Earth have an ace in hand in the form of One place Ag and Earth is definitely going Deutz-Fahr tractors and machinery. Described is to the Northern Field Days this week. Catch by industry critics as the ‘Mercedes Benz of up with Tyron on site and take a look at the Tractors’ these German built machines have precision German engineering of Deutz-Fahr a reputation for exacting engineering and while you’re there.

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New look for Ruawai’s rural hub For the last six years Heather Logue and Trevor Harris have been the people who Ruawai farmers have visited for all their agricultural essentials. Their Ruawai Farm Supplies store has served a vital role at the heart of the farming community, dispensing good advice as well as all the top names in agricultural supplies That’s why when they decided to sell the business Heather and Trevor didn’t want just anyone to move in. “It would have been disastrous for the local community if there was no local supply store here”, said Heather. But it was a matter of choosing a successor who was not just competent, but excellent. “Someone who can get alongside both staff and customers, and get into the community activities that this store is known for.” After careful deliberation Heather and Trevor decided that only one company fit the bill. Kiwi owned and operated, and with a link to the land that comes from having dairy farmers as its prime shareholders, RD1 was the right fit for Ruawai. The distinctive orange and green signage is going up soon, but from March 1 the big store in Ruawai’s main street will officially be an RD1 branch, under the responsibility of manager Shanelle Wray. Both Heather and Trevor are right behind Shanelle as the change over goes ahead — in fact, they’re working together to make sure it’s a smooth process for

everyone involved. Shanelle grew up on Northland dairy farms, and comes to Ruawai from RD1’s big Whangarei store where she was a team leader, having worked her way up through the ranks. This training has given her an indepth knowledge of the agri-business, and she’s ready to take up the challenges and opportunities of managing the new Ruawai store with enthusiasm. That means developing partnerships with local farmers and with other local businesses to really benefit the town and its people, keeping up the strong reputation of community focus which Trevor and Heather fostered during their tenure. Shanelle invites the locals of Ruawai to stop in and say hello from March 1 onwards. Towards the end of the month when the signs are up there’ll be a grand opening party too. She hopes that the 65th RD1 store in the country will prove to be a great help to her customers, carrying on the tradition of being a business run by farmers, for farmers.

Shanelle Wray — Ruawai’s new RD1 store manager

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TF125 Mudbug Efficient, reliable and trusted 2-stroke, 6 speed quality-built farmbike. Quality Made in Japan Dual side stands Handlebar-mounted carrier

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See us at the Northland Fieldays – Site 178/180/182 for deals on Suzuki Motorcycles & Quads

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8 Kapia St, Dargaville • Phone 09 439 6952 Savings not available in conjunction with any other promotional activity. Offer valid until 31 March 2012 or while current stocks last. Savings shown are based on recently published recommended retail prices and include GST.

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different settings which can be switched between for more power or greater economy, and when it’s disconnected it’s as if it was never there.

It’s a little-known fact that before they produced the revolutionary Miura in 1967 Lamborghini were tractor builders — which puts them in line with another Italian company making a big impression on New Zealand right now.

Imagine gaining extra horsepower for your tractor to tackle those big jobs, or giving your truck the get up and go to climb hills in a higher gear.

Impulso manufacture performance upgrade chips for common rail diesel vehicles — everything from cars and utes to tractors and trucks. Their patented technology means that by simply plugging in a small computer you can boost the fuel economy and the performance of your vehicle, saving money and offering more ready power to get the job done. Tried and tested results of up to 40% more power and 20% more fuel economy have been recorded with no other modifications except the Impulso unit. Previously the only accepted way to gain such a boost was by ‘remapping’ the vehicle’s computer. However this process is a once-only, non reversible fix — with sometimes negligible results. In contrast, the Impulso unit has ten

In fact, imagine what such a system could do for your diesel ute — especially if you’re putting in a lot of miles for work. DAE have made imagination into reality by importing Impulso diesel tuning technology into New Zealand, and right now they’re offering an obligation free ten-day trial to anyone who wants to get more from their common rail diesel machinery. This is no science fiction story — huge gains in power and fuel efficiency really can come from the smart computer control of an Impulso unit. Pay them a visit when you’re in Dargaville or take a look at their website — a whole new level of power and performance is waiting to be unlocked.

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Dargaville races

‘Queen of the Keyboard’ presents a right royal show Jan Preston has been called the ‘Queen of the Keyboard’ for her outstanding musical skills, and it’s a name she lived up to last Sunday when a near capacity crowd flocked to Dargaville’s Lighthouse Function Centre to hear her play. With able accompaniment from her husband Michael (who carried the beat with drums, the spoons and even a washboard!) Jan soon had the crowd into the swing of things, singing along to a selection of boogie classics and classical pieces given a whole new twist. Against a sweeping panoramic view from the Lighthouse’s windows the boogie and ragtime virtuoso ran through a rollicking repertoire which had feet tapping and hands clapping along with the music. At both half time and full time the crowd rose in a heartfelt standing ovation, and after the show many members of the audience were heard to enquire when Jan will return for a second engagement.

Last weeks race meet was enjoyed by all. Usually held in May, it was brought forward to help out the Avondale Club. The weather held for the picnic crowd, horses and their riders. Plenty of excitement and adrenaline to be had from punters and competitors alike. See you all for next race meet on April 20.

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Closing date for classified advertising for the 7 March 2012 edition is 10am, Monday 5 March 2012. See our terms and conditions online at For Sale

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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.

GOT2 GO Plants, loads of bargains from 50c. Now’s a good time to plant! 55 West Coast Rd TK Ph: 09 439 5556.

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.

V8 CHROME washable air filter. Special offer. AUTO 1 Dargaville 09 439 8219.

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. BRAKE DISC pads for cars and light commercials. Large range in stock. AUTO 1 Dargaville 09 439 8219. CHICKENS, FREE RANGE laying Hens (70 weeks old) $7.50 each. To order email or Phone 09 431 7550 GOT2 GO Plants, loads of bargains from 50c. Now’s a good time to plant! 55 West Coast Rd TK Ph: 09 439 5556.

bright leaf compost ™

“MOMO” SEAT covers and mats. Special prices to clear. AUTO 1 Dargaville 09 439 8219.

WIRELESS REVERSING camera with mirror. Special price, 1 only. AUTO 1 Dargaville 09 439 8219.

Overalls used FROM $10ea. Ideal for farm and Kumara work

Apparelmaster Kaipara: 106 Victoria St, Dargaville. Ph: 09 439 7139



“Growing Goodness”

Pinaki Sand & Clean Fill 09 439 1505 027 614 6309

Dargaville Bobcat Services

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

Plumbing and Heating Centre 0800 326 123

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

Plants and Nurseries

Work Wanted

Certified gas fitters available for all your gas installations and maintenance requirements. Service agents for Bosch & Rinnai Califonts.


0800 466 793

PLANTING SEASON is almost here. Be prepared and order your plants now from Babylon coast Gardens Ltd. Quality native plants suitable for landscaping and revegetation projects, wind breaks, effluent ponds and the home garden. Open Saturdays 10am – 4pm and at other times by prior arrangement. Located at 1246 Babylon Coast Road, Dargaville. Enquiries welcome, phone 09 439 4423.


102 Jervois St, Dargaville

Classified Advertising Call

CARPENTER/BUILDER semi-retired for decks/ pergolas, showers, bathroom repairs, renovations and tiling. Phone Paul 09 439 1448.

AT ITM Dargaville 09 439 8386 & Home and Garden Wellsford 09 423 8027

Work Wanted

Little River Transport Ltd • Siteworks • Hedge Removal • Metalling • Drainage • Pole Holes

Ph Bernie 09 439 6785

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

Phone 09 439 4940 Work with your local licensed dealer

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

For Hire WOOD SPLITTER for hire, powerful and best in the west! Phone 09 439 6330.

To Let 5 BRM HOUSE, 2x garages, Ruawai, $250.00pw, Phone 09 439 2577.

Property Maintenance 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.

Situations Vacant

SCIENCE TECHNICIAN We have an immediate vacancy for a permanent part-time Science Technician, preferably with experience. You will be responsible for smooth operation of the school laboratories. To be successful in the role you will need: • Excellent communication skills • Proven organisational and time management skills • The ability to work independently as well as part of a team • To display initiative and an attitude of enthusiasm • Background in Science • Flexibility The position is for 25 hrs/week for 40 weeks of the year.

For futher information phone Paul on 09 439 7229. Applications to be submitted in writing with 3 referees to: The Principal, Dargaville High School, Plunket Street, Dargaville 0310 Applications close Friday 9th March 2012

FEBRUARY 29 - 2012


Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 0800 466 793

Closing date for classified advertising for the 7 March 2012 edition is 10am, Monday 5 March 2012. See our terms and conditions online at Situations Vacant


News Editor

• Care for children 0–6yrs • Choose your own hours • Tax Incentives • Supportive fun team   • No qualifications needed • On job training

We are seeking a mid-grade journalist-sub editor, ready to take a step up to the position of News Editor at NorthSouth Multi Media Ltd.

Tel: 0508 244 532 Email:



Ruawai area, 2012-13 season. Stud jersey herd of 150 cows. Must be honest, reliable and have a current Drivers Licence. Remuneration will reflect your ability and effort. New three bedroom house. Please send covering letter and CV to:


We publish the Kaipara Lifestyler, Kaipara’s only regional paper which is distributed weekly to 10,000 homes. The company also publishes four monthly rural newspapers, the Northern Farming Lifestyles, Canterbury Farming, Waikato Farming Lifestyles and Taranaki/Manawatu Farming Lifestyles. These mastheads are produced from modern spacious offices in Dargaville and serviced by state-of-the-art technology. The position calls for comprehensive writing, sub-editing and layout skills, using Adobe InDesign, as well as people skills overseeing and managing the output from in-house and freelance writers through to print-ready PDF.

Please reply with comprehensive CV to Applications close 7th March.

Murray or Annette Williams phone 09

439 2439

Applications close

15th April 2012

Public Notices

Public Notices

FREE CONFIDENTIAL Budgeting Service. To make a booking call 09 439 8592. We also offer a complete money management service if required. KAIPARA HARBOUR Cruise Dargaville to Helensville, and coach back. 4th & 18th March and 15th April. PHONE Sue at the Visitor Information Centre 09 439 4975.

12½ – 17years? Come join a youth organisation with a difference.


MARCH 4TH Live Day at Kiwi North. “Wheels, Wings & other Wonderful Things.” Museum, Kiwi House, heritage buildings & vintage restoration clubs. Trains, tractors, horse and cart rides, food, music, fun activities for all the family. Entry Gate 2, $10.00 adults, children FREE! SH 14 Maunu, Whangarei 09 438 9630.

Monday nights 7–9pm 57 SQN Air Training Corps (ATC) Aero Club, Hoanga Road Ph 439 5904 for more info

Bereavement Support Group will be held on Monday 5 March 2012

Northern Wairoa Memorial R.S.A. (Inc)

In the Nurses’ Lounge at Community Health, Dargaville Hospital from 10.00am till 12.00pm ‘Looking at loss... what do we see?’. Josie Scott will be facilitating. This is an informal group that shares experiences and supports each other followed by light refreshments. NEW PARTICIPANTS WELCOME Enquiries to Gina 09 439 3330 ext 6716


Members are reminded that the Associations AGM will take place on Saturday April 14th at 11:00am. Business: Apologies Minutes Matters Arising President’s Report Annual Accounts Election of Officers General Business Notice of Motions close Friday March 30th at 5:00pm. Members are advised that no subscription due will be taken on the day and that entry to the club and entitlement to a ballot paper will be by current membership only.


Members are reminded that nominations for all positions on the Executive Committee to be elected at the AGM, Saturday April 14th must be in the Secretary’s hands no later than Friday March 16th 5:00pm 2012 Nomination papers available in the clubrooms.

Notice is hereby given that the

Annual General Meeting

of the Kaipara Citizens & Ratepayers Association Inc. will be held on Saturday 10 March 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Dargaville Dalmatian Social Club Inc. hall, 20 Normanby Street, Dargaville

VG Moffett - Sec/Mgr

Public Notices

BBQ Lunch Provided

Advertise in the Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

BATHROOM WARE Full range of Bathroom ware,

Business Election of Officers Future Local government re-organisation of Northland

0800 466 793

Tapware, Kitchen sinks and more at

Challenges Weekend Activities Fellowship On Going Training Insight into Armed Forces.

For further enquiries: Secretary Anne Warner 09 439 5219 | 027 289 2488

Plumbing and Heating Centre

 0800 326 123

102 Jervois Street, Dargaville

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FEBRUARY 29 - 2012

Covering the Kaipara, visit us at the Field Days – Site 151’

Roper & Jones 3

State Highway 12



3 extra large bdrms (master with walk in dressing room). Sleepout with 2 bdms, plus a rumpus room. Open plan living. Enormous decks. Spa pool. 4 car garage. On 6397sqm in a picturesque valley. Short drive to Kai Iwi lakes. Only 20kms from Dargaville. $317,000 ReF HL2021 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

Pukehuia road

113 Kai iwi Lakes rd

5 bdrm & 2 bathrms. Old 3 Bdrms. Double garage. cowshed, plus calf rearing Sleepout with ensuite. shed. 2 bay implement shed 9ha(approx). Private rural & workshop. 12 ha (approx) setting (neighbouring 8ha to lease) $299,000 ReF HL1931 ReF HL1821 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

dargaville Café

awakino Point north road


Matakohe Lifestyle



Just unpack your bags and move into this near new 4 bedroom brickhome,ensuite,largedeck,largekitchen/dining/familyroom with separate lounge area. 2 bay shed with sleepout. Sheltered 4 ha with flat to easy sloping contour. Nicely landscaped. $475,000 ReF 1223 sheila Boon aH 09 431 6955 / 0274 985 651



4 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms. Large open plan living. TV room or office. Double garage & 3 bay garage. Private 4120ha (1 acre) setting. $425,000 ReF 3005 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

dairy Farm




•215.5acres(approx)in40paddocks •Goodinfrastructure&fencing •2xlimequarries•Waterdam •19asideherringboneshed•4baycalfrearing/horsebarn •3bedroomhome•HandylocationtoDargaville $2,500,000 ReF HL2025 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

Plantation – SH 14

Prominent position with a loyal customer base. Located on the main shopping street with good foot traffic. Presently 3 staff are employed. Full inventory available Open 7days 8.30am to 4.00pm. $75,000 aLL oFFer ConSidered ReF B329 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937





•5acresoffertilelandplusGreenHouse54x27.4sqm •2000litreundergroundtank •35,000litretankandtownwater. •Waterpump.•OnDargavilletownboundary •Provisionforhousewithnewseptic. $299,000ono ReF HL1991 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

ararua dairy/grazing


red Hill road



3 bedroom home. Open plan living. 3 bay garage, 2 car and 1 workshop. 5.07 ha – easy contour (12 acres). Close Glinks Gully on the west coast, for those who enjoy fishing, 4 wheel driving, or relaxed walking on the beach. $359,000 ReF HL2011 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

Mapuna road tangiteroria




Refurbished3bdrmpropertyonapprox3acres.Largenorth facing deck, open plan living with French doors onto deck. 8 x 6 garage with carport, plus stock yards, loading ramp, unused milking shed, large barn and shade house. $269,000 ReF HL2022 cRaiG cleMenT 021 461 668


5 glamazina rd



Quality family sized 3 bedroom home, master with ensuite. Open plan living with access to the covered, tiled patio. Landscaped grounds with swimming pool & views over Dargaville. $489,000 ReF 3018 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

te opi road – Whakapirau

146 ha currently milking 110 cows on target for 24,000 MS. Balance used for replacement stock, beef stock and some winter grazers taken in. Mixture of volcanic sandy shail, sandy loam and peat. 17 ashb cowshed, 3 bay implement shed, calf shed, cattlecrush. Farm is of mixed contour. A good entry level property $1,300,000 ReF 1279 sheila Boon aH 09 431 6955 / 0274 985 651

West Coast rd

•48hectares(120acres)northfacingDairyofBeefRunOff •Damfedwater •2xyards+crush •Rollinghillcontoursplitinto6paddock •Under10minutestoDargaville $610,000 +gSt cRaiG cleMenT 021 461 668


Petley road

Stunning Views. This property has a disused cottage, cowshed, and numerous sheds. Combination contour, mostly gently rolling. Harbour boundary. Would make a very good calf rearing unit. $585,000 ReF 1876050 Jill Wilson 021 505 712 GaRy MoRRis 021 902 087

Minutes to the township of Mangawhai. This farm offers excellent infrastructure. All plant is approx 3 years old. Modern, stylish, 3 bdm home, spacious garage. Farm offers gentle contour, excellent races, great fencing. ReF 1940848 Jill Wilson 021 505 712 GaRy MoRRis 021 902 087

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tinopai – 20 Komiti rd


Mangawhai – dairy Farm

Matakohe – 322 Ball rd

Smith rd runoff


Prime location 15 acres(apprx), elevated building sites, with both rural and water views with riparian rights. The shore has been fully fenced. Power and phone. A pump shed with pump but not connected. $225,000 ReF BL454 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

tinopai – 486 neems road

Lusk rd – runoff


grazing Block – State Highway 14 dargaville

Paparoa – 14 Merril road

If you like a touch of class and looking for a countryside retreat, come and view this magic spot. Five acres in a stunning setting on a no-exit road, landscaped. Great investment. $438,000 ReF 1285 Rhoda MoRRison 09 431 6912 or 0274 800 691


Low maintenance home. 213 sqm with 3 double bedrooms. 5½ acres approx (2.326 ha). Lovely private gardens. Large near new kitchen. Spacious living area. Double garage with internal access. 11 kms approx to Dargaville. Large orchard (with an amazing variety of trees). $360,000 ReF HL2014 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

Paparoa – 203 Paparoa Station rd

65 ha (160 acres) in 3 titles, 800m stream, mostly good contour, 2 ha nursery area, lush pasture, native bush, cattle yards, round barn, cool store. This will attract a variety of buyers. aucTion Friday 9 March, 10.30 am at 180 Bank St Whangarei #1275 Rhoda MoRRison 09 431 6912 or 0274 800 691


3.99 ha waterfront stunner with the WOW factor. Easy contour, power at the gate, choice of building sites. New 2-level Quaker barn, water and septic tanks included. $250,000 ReF 1273 Rhoda MoRRison 09 431 6912 or 0274 800 691

Mortgagee auction – te Kowhai rd




Grazing & House on 96 Acres. Great super farmlet, 2 bdm Sunshine home. Mains power + wind turbine & solar. Limestone race & quarry. Mixed contour. Good water supply. Call today. $465,000 +gSt ReF 1208 Rhoda MoRRison 09 431 6912 or 0274 800 691

Lusk road – ruawai


•80.3hablockapprox65ha productive•Mainlyrolling contour with scattered totaras•Damsandtroughs •½Roundbarn•Cattleyards $595,000 +gSt ReF BL457 BRian sTuTT 0800 311 322

Jill Wilson 021 505 712

•38.2hablockinonepaddock •Approx50%grass&50% scattered totaras •Mainlysteepincontour •Creekwater $295,000 +gSt ReF BL458

Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

ALLFARMERSNEEDARETREAT.Betemptedwiththis 1950’s kiwi bach with a great deck, BBQ & water views. Big section to turn around with the boat. Would you like a caravan and marina berth too? $235,000 and it’S yourS! ReF 1280 Rhoda MoRRison 09 431 6912 or 0274 800 691

Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

110 Victoria Street, Dargaville 143 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

John PoWell 021 439 555

Rhoda MoRRison 027 480 0691

RuawaiRedecorated2bdrmhomeseton11/2acres(approx). Newbathroom&kitchen.Largeexkumarashed/garage. Extensive gardens. Great local community. aucTion to be held at the offices of First national roper and Jones, 110 Victoria Street, dargaville at 11 am on the 16th March 2012 John PoWell 021 439 555 Jill Wilson 021 505 712

sheila Boon 0274 985 651

BeV haddRell 09 431 9017 021 708 839

BackofRuawai,121ha,299acres,rollingcontour,damwaterand trough. Good set of yards. Come and view me NOW! 2 options inlcuding home $975,000+GsT or gC or Bare land excluding house and approx 4 Acres PuRchase For JuSt $725,000 +gSt iF any ReF HL2003 John PoWell 021 439 555

Felicia dooRnenBal 021 858 115

cRaiG cleMenT 021 461 668

09 439 7295

GaRy MoRRis 021 902 087

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Kaipara Lifestyler, February 29 2012