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From Pahi to Bathurst — no petrol required! u by Andy Bryenton

A backyard ‘labour of love’ for Pahi racing enthusiast, Ken Subritzky, has produced a V8 supercar simulator to rival the technological achievements of international motoring’s corporate giants.

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Ken has a healthy respect for the drivers who pit their skills against Australia’s challenging Bathurst circuit and he doesn’t even have to leave the Kaipara to get behind the wheel of his own Holden racing machine to challenge the twists and turns of Mount Panorama himself. Or any number of the world’s racing circuits, depending upon a choice of computer programs. The fitter, turner, welder and toolmaker has deftly sidestepped the need for airline tickets, expensive pit crews and tons of tyres by building his own V8 supercar simulator — a project which has consumed over seven months and is valued at more than $60,000. “I was talking to a friend of mine who said he’s built a p Faye and Ken Subritzky are set to bring V8 racing to a whole new audience simulator and that gave me a Ken and his wife Faye intend to take seed of inspiration. The project has rumble of that huge V8 engine. A highcost some $60,000 but that’s because resolution projector situated outside their simulator to motoring events — hot I have had to experiment, redesign and the windscreen displays a shockingly rod shows, new car launches, race meets rebuild as I’ve gone along. Now it’s fully realistic replica of the iconic Aussie — as well as making it available for operational, I could probably build the circuit, while under-car hydraulics add parties, corporate events and fun days. They are currently seeking sponsors who same machine for around $30,000,” in the bumps and swerves. In fact, this last feature has proven may wish to ‘wrap’ both the simulator said Ken. He managed to source a genuine so realistic that Ken often has to turn it car and it’s caravan housing in their Holden police car, unfortunately crashed off! The sensation of being there, feeling own ‘racing team’ colours, and a suite in the line of duty but still able to be the responsiveness of real mechanical of minor improvements such as an stripped and rebuilt as the shell of a pedals, simulated tyre wear and the internal roll cage are planned to make simulation machine. Inside, the car crunch of unintentional impacts with the simulation feel even more authentic. “When you live here in the Kaipara boasts a fully functional racing wheel, the wall is extremely immersive, and a couple of trial laps showed that driving you have to be innovative if you want seats, instruments and a suite of bone-rattling speakers which deliver a V8 racer takes reflexes and nerves to succeed,” says Ken, who is modest about the scale of what he’s achieved. ¢ every noise from tyre squeal to the of steel.


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p Paparoa primary school pupil, Ethan Lydiard is all smiles as he receives a book during the Books In Schools assembly held last week. Doing the honours as teachers and pupils look on is Shane Jones MP staff member, Tracy Dalton. She stood in for the politician after he missed a flight connection to be present at the school himself. Special Role Model assemblies are held at schools across the country when sports people, musicians, artists, writers, and many other New Zealanders visit Duffy schools, present books and talk to the kids about their achievements and goals. They tell the kids It’s Cool to Read and Cool to Achieve and make a connection between success and reading. The last week of Term Two was Government Book Week during which MPs and other politicians were invited to schools to present books — flight schedules permitting.

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p Around a dozen budding filmmakers attended a free film workshop organised by the Outlook for Someday project, aiming to develop a generation of sustainability story tellers. The students worked on film techniques including framing, cutting, sound and editing. The timing suited some who plan to enter the Dargaville Community Cinema Charitable Trust short film competition with entries having to be in by July 31.


Raising awareness for ‘surgery on wheels’ u by Rose Rees-Owen

A mobile surgical bus, equipped with an operating theatre, travels to 23 rural destinations including Dargaville. “Yet few know about it,” says Mobile Health general manager, Mark Eager.


New focus on harbour health u by Paul Campbell

After more than 27 years in local government, former Kaipara District Council manager, Mark Vincent, is not about to hang up his boots — he’s turning his attention to the Kaipara Harbour.

p An operating theatre inside the mobile surgical bus

“We have been operating for over 11 years and speaking to an MP recently, the feedback was that very few people know about it.” To raise awareness, Mr Eager along with Dargaville Hospital operations manager, Jen Thomas, will speak at a public meeting hosted by Dargaville Rotary Club at the Methodist Church Complex at 7.30pm on July 31. The service first visited Dargaville in December 2003 and has since treated 550 local patients, primarily in dental and endoscopy. “It’s your town, your show,” says Mr Eager, “we provide the service but it’s staffed by Dargaville nurses and filled with local patients.” Four nurses work with surgeons on board gaining education and skills relevant to their daily nursing practice. Nationally the 40 tonne, 20 meter long truck has treated over 16,000 patients and travels on a five week circuit to destinations in the North and South Island. Operations include dental, endoscopy, ear nose and throat, g ynaecolog y, ophthalmolog y,

orthopaedics, plastic surgery, urology, and general surgery. The service works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and operates on patients from public waiting lists. They work with the local District Health Boards to treat priority patients. Mr Eager says the idea was formed in 1995 when New Zealand received radiology equipment to treat kidney stones lessening recovery time. “Instead of keeping it at one hospital, the idea was to put it on a bus and take it around New Zealand.” He adds that it’s about sharing access to resources and treating patients in their own town, close to their existing support networks. Education also plays a key role and as well as training, the service includes a video conferencing link between two or more remote locations to share knowledge between health professionals. He says the meeting is also about thinking outside the box about what’s possible for health in a digital area.

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p Mark Vincent has his sights on Kaipara Harbour restoration

“In the last few years I have discovered a passion for the restoration of the health of the harbour. A lot of great work has already been done, but I reckon there is still a long way to go.” Mark was the KDC’s representative on the Integrated Kaipara Harbour Management Group, an iwi-led organisation with the mission to achieve “a healthy, productive Kaipara Harbour” This gave him a greater insight into the issues and challenges facing the harbour’s future, with one basic message being that, what we do on the land has an impact on the harbour — the land and the water are parts of the same system. “It is likely that the main barriers to landowners doing more in regard to waterways protection are time and money,” says Mark. While the district council has suspended its biodiversity fund for this year, and the regional council’s environment fund is fully subscribed for the next 12 months, at least the government has just now signalled a change to the tax law to make riparian planting a deductible operational expense rather than a capital item. “I

would like to hear from both landowners who would like a hand with some planting, and people who would be prepared to give some of their time. Based as I am near Paparoa, my interest is firstly in the Otamatea area. We used to have an Otamatea Harbour Care Group, and I would like to get something like that going again.” Mark can be contacted at 09  431  7353, 021  0829  8037, or ¢

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Streetlights of the future? Cycle trail provides a missing link u by Paul Campbell

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A new energy-saving street lighting system for Kaipara may be on the cards if an experiment underway in Mangawhai is successful.

Co-author of the guide book, Classic New Zealand Cycle Trails, Jonathan Kennett, says the trail from Dargaville to downtown Auckland is the missing link to cycling Northland.

Solar-powered streetlights are being trialled at the intersection of Molesworth Drive and Sunlea Lane, with results being closely monitored. If successful, they could be used elsewhere i n p Solar street-lighting on trial in Mangawhai the district. Cabling under the road and he says. A new battery may installing an extra transformer be needed, perhaps every five could cost $15,000 for a years, and eventually the solar traditional light, so Kaipara panels will need replacing.” If successful, they could District Council chose a solar powered light costing around be used elsewhere, possibly $6,000. It was installed replacing some of the present last month and its power is 1,136 street lights. Other ideas only slightly below a mains- include less power hungry powered light. LED units. Council roading manager, “So far the new light is Henri van Zyl, expects running working well and neighbouring and maintenance costs to be residents are happy with it.” lower than grid electricity, and He is not aware of any other even on dull days the panels solar powered street lights and battery create and store in Northland and expects enough electricity to operate Kaipara’s trial to generate all night. interest when Northland’s four “It has a timer, allowing its councils and the NZ Transport hours to be changed to suit Agency discuss regional summer and winter patterns,” roading issues. ¢

“It provides two needs for cyclists. It’s an adventurous trail and it’s a lot safer than travelling along State Highway One.” The trail, organised by Chris Donahoe and the Kaipara District Council, is 118km long, and heads southwest from Dargaville to the mouth of Kaipara Harbour at Pouto  Point. Classed as intermediate in skill level, cyclists have the option of travelling by road or via Ripiro Beach to Pouto Photo: Jonathan Kennett with the latter dependant on the p Cyclist Allan Smith from New York, boards a Shamrock Charters Kaipara tides and weather. boat by ladder to cross the Kaipara Harbour The guidebook warns that Pouto Road is sometimes busy with logging organise to join planned trips, the price reduces but trucks and recommends pulling over when passengers might end up spending the day fishing. both sides of the road are occupied. There When Mr Kennett completed the trail, his group is also a 200 metre section between Red spent four days cycling from Kaitaia to downtown Hills Road and Triangle Road that does not Auckland and he says it’s one of the best. meet New Zealand Cycle Trail safety criteria He meet with local identities including Warren and recommends dismounting. Suckling aka Ernie at the Kumara Box and Jock “Cyclists have just as much right to Wills provided a tour of the Kaipara North Head use the road as motorists and as long as Lighthouse sharing some of it’s history. drivers are courteous then there shouldn’t The trail has the endorsement of the New Zealand be any problems,” says Mr Donahoe. Transport Agency and New Zealand Cycle Trail and Cyclists cross the Kaipara Harbour takes around three days to complete. by boat before continuing to downtown “The hard part is done. Now it’s up to tourism Auckland with two providers, Shamrock operators to promote it,” says Mr Donahoe who plans Charters Kaipara, and Kaipara Cruises to volunteer on the project when he leaves his role accommodating riders. While chartering a as the Kaipara District Council Economic Facilitator. boat is expensive, around $450, if cyclists For more info ¢



The mystery of wee Mac

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In artist Ray Fowler’s quest to find a suitable tombstone to paint, he found wee Mac’s grave.

Building tutor and construction company owner Tim Magill is proud to carry on a tradition of wood crafting which goes back to colonial times in the Kaipara. His practical barns, cabins, homes and sheds utilise the same materials with which early pioneers built the Albertland settlements — wood from our abundant forests. And while some aspects of building practice and technology have changed, Tim still holds a strong belief that a well-built wooden frame beats metal hands down. It’s not just his customers who have been converted, either. Tim has in the past months been partnered up with NorthTec as a tutor, handing on his skills to a new generation of builders. His ten years of experience at the helm of his company Barn Builders means that he’s far more ‘hammer, nails and saw’ than textbook and laptop, lending a practical edge to his carpentry pupils. Now there’s a new chapter in Tim’s story, with the opening on July 27 of what he light-heartedly calls ‘a shrine to the pine’

p Artist Ray Fowler searched for years to find a suitable tombstone to paint

Ray scoured the cemeteries of Auckland and Dargaville for years but it wasn’t until he spotted graves amongst the scrub at Tokatoka that he found what he was looking for. “I came across a very small grave that was perfect for what I was after. There was no date on it, just the words — ‘In Loving Memory of our Darling Wee Mac’.” He has become intrigued and gathering clues about who the child was from the  grave. By the size, he estimates Mac to have been three or

four years old and the surrounding tombstones date around the late 1800s, early 1900s period. It has an iron railing around it and a small angel statuette. “The angel is holding an anchor so I presume wee Mac drowned.” The painting will be exhibited at the Dargaville Arts Association exhibition beginning July 23 — August 6 at 108 Victoria Street. Ray plans to paint a series of Mac’s grave and is interested to know more about the child and his/her  demise. Contact Ray Fowler ¢

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— his new display space, right next door to his classroom and workshop in Kaiwaka. Here he’ll showcase a selection of the buildings he’s constructed over the years for customers to view. His training crew will also have completed projects for sale, charting their progress to the status of fully fledged carpenters. Tim is keen to see his students get into work and work experience, and he invites local tradies to visit and give his crew a chance to impress. At the same time he hopes that his new retail space will attract more customers for his core building business, constructing traditional, cost-effective wooden buildings throughout the north. It all kicks off on Saturday, July 27 with an open day bbq — a great chance to meet Tim and his team.

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A rating change u by Paul Campbell

If your next rates bill seems a little high, fear not. Kaipara District Council rates are now being paid in four equal annual instalments instead of the previous six. The change, from July 1, helps reduce administration costs and brings KDC into line with most other councils, including Far North and Whangarei. “The council realises that the change will make rates invoices look significantly larger but ratepayers need to realise that it is the same amount of money

being divided by four instead of six,” said community engagement manager, Barbara Ware, who also accepts that some may find fewer but larger payments cause difficulty. “I would like to invite anyone who wants to arrange the spreading of payments to contact council and make arrangements to do so,” she says. “Contact the Customer Service Team on 0800 727 059 or 09 439 3123.” ¢

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It is a Whanau Ora Collective, an interagency approach, and ‘navigators’ work with whanau to develop a plan and arrange access to a range of services identified to achieve their goals. “It’s about bringing services together to achieve better outcomes for whanau,” says Kaiwhakatere Tuakana (lead navigator), Jenny Huriwai, who is also manager of Circus Kumarani. “There are some awesome services in Kaipara but it’s about knowing about them or believing that they will make a difference.” Jenny will continue to manage Circus Kumarani with the help of a new office administrator. The organisations involved are Te Uri O Hau, Te Roroa Learning Assistance, Kaipara Abuse Prevention, Kaipara Budgeting, Parish of Northern Wairoa,

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Skatepark nears completion u by Rose Rees-Owen

Committee treasurer, Darlene Lang, smiles every time she sees the progress made on the new skatepark in Selwyn Park, Dargaville.

p Darlene Lang is pleased with progress on the new skatepark

The project began over five years ago and construction is scheduled to finish at the end of July if the weather permits. For those eager to use the skatepark, whether it be unicyclers, skateboarders or bmx riders, the time can’t come soon enough. “Feedback from the people who will use it has been positive,” says Darlene, “they ask the same question, ‘when is it going to be finished?’” Vuletich Construction has the contract to build the skatepark and director John Vuletich says he has taken park users ideas on board when constructing it. Rails, a half pipe and half mini bowl are just some of the features in the 925 square metre concrete park designed to flow to make movement fluid. The committee has had to jump through hoops to get the project up and running, and a major obstacle was the location. Logan Street was earmarked for the skatepark, but following a recommendation by the Dargaville Sports and Recreation Infrastructure Plan, the committee submitted a proposal to have the project moved to

the more visible location with better facilities of Selwyn Park. Darlene says the location is perfect, the skatepark is between the swimming pool and a new playground. “I can visualise this place in summertime. Kids playing on the playground and in the pool, lots of skaters and unicyclers, maybe a game of touch in the background.” The project has cost around $250,000 with funding coming from the Kaipara District Council, Lotteries Grant Board, ASB Community Trust and donations. “Projects like the cinema and the swimming pool have happened because they have been community driven. We are part of the community, and we will do what needs to be done to make it happen. We deserve to have these cool things in our community.” A low key opening is planned by committee member Izaak Birch who has been part of the project since the beginning. He joined the committee in his early twenties and is now nearing his thirties. “We can’t wait to see people enjoying it in August,” says Darlene. ¢


A film-making echo u by Paul Campbell

The Kaipara documentary film Mystery at Midge Bay — Discovering New Zealand’s Oldest Shipwreck, has had a connection on the other side of the world.

p Film director, David Sims and film producer, Winston Cowie, with La Coruna officials and the pohutukawa tree

At the coastal city of La Coruna in Galicia, northern Spain, a large pohutukawa tree grows, its age and existence an enigma. While researching early Spanish and Portuguese voyages to New Zealand, New Zealander Winston Cowie has gifted the tree, and people of La Coruna, a greenstone pendant carved and donated by Kerry Strongman, at Te Hana. Cowie has been working with film director David Sims and their documentary delves into potential Portuguese and Spanish discoveries of New Zealand. “The La Coruna pohutukawa has been an enigma since first being discovered in 2001,” Winston told The Kaipara Lifestyler. “The tree has not been dated although some say that it’s 400 to 500 years old and others 200 years old, and that it was brought back by an English sailor in the late

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18th century. “I call my research into potential Spanish and Portuguese discoveries of New Zealand the Conquistador Puzzle. Some pieces of the puzzle fit, others don’t, but in my view, there is enough of the puzzle to say that New Zealand may have been discovered by the Portuguese or Spanish, and over 100 years prior to Abel Tasman. “Where the La Coruna pohutukawa fits in the puzzle, I honestly don’t know, it is a mystery that has been sitting there, waiting to be solved.” A sample from the tree has been taken for analysis. Kerry Strongman says when he heard Winston was travelling to Spain to date the pohutukawa, he carved “a very special piece of greenstone for a very special tree.” Mystery at Midge Bay will be screening at the Kumara Box on July 26 and 28.


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Futon ya San Organics, along with complementary company, Natural Beds and Furniture, are owned and operated by members of the Absurdistan community on Kaiwaka’s Parekura Road. Mansoor Valkoun, of Futon ya San Organics, has been operating the originally Auckland-based bedding business since migrating to New Zealand from Germany in 1995, relocating to Kaipara four years ago. Monsoor says 27 years sleeping on a futon, coupled with his physiotherapy training, means he has no doubt as to the postural and health benefits of good sleep support. Natural mattresses are free of electromagnetic stress and have air circulation and moisture dissipation properties. He says creativity and sustainability drive his business. “It doesn’t mean you don’t make money, but you keep bringing

p Absurdistan cottage industry: Mansoor and Tilasmi from Futon ya San and Guruta, from Natural Beds and Furniture

in new ideas and everything you do has the best possible outcome in the long run.” Organic and ethically produced materials are sourced worldwide. Cotton/hemp fabrics are used for the mattress covers and combinations of rubberised coconut fibre and bamboo blended with good old New Zealand wool for the fillings, in a range of mattresses, pillows and cushions to suit everything from cots and sofas to boats and caravans. “We make to order and customers are welcome to arrange to visit us to look at materials and discuss requirements,” says Mansoor. Just next door, Natural Beds and Furniture uses sustainably grown or logged timbers with natural oil and wax finishes in a range of bed frames and furniture. Both businesses, naturally, recommend each other’s products. Information: or ¢

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The effects on people who live in a meth-lab contaminated environment may be instantaneous — sore eyes, itching, coughing, a flu-like ache and lethargy. More troubling are the long term health effects, some of which have been associated with cancer. Children and babies are especially susceptible. The awful part of this story is that most people living in ex meth-lab environments might not even know about it. Criminals move often to evade capture and are adept at packing up the tools of their trade. Landlords can be fooled into thinking that nothing out of the ordinary has occurred. But the cost of a full cleanup, once the issue is detected, can be staggering. The solution is early detection. And that’s where leading local real estate company Roper and Jones come in. Dargaville’s First National Real Estate professionals have chosen to tackle this problem head on with a new service, testing for meth before it can poison people’s lives.

spokesperson Jill Wilson. “And we want to take steps to ensure the integrity of property in this region, today and into the future. “For this reason we have staff trained to look for the signs of meth use and manufacture. We also have staff who can come and take samples in property

where people think there may be a problem with meth.” The service is free for those who contract Roper and Jones to manage their rental property for 12 months or more, and is also available as a precaution for those looking to buy. It’s a small cost to establish peace of mind for you and your family’s health.



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Contact us about legal services relating to residential or rural property, estates, trusts, wills and asset planning.

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We invite you to our 2013 free Seminar Programme in the Gilmore Brown Ltd Boardroom, Level 3, 32 Rathbone Street, Whangarei Employment Law Essentials 1 August – 10 am

Trust Beneficiary Rights 29 August – 10 am

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July 23 - 2013


The sharpest tool in the Kiwi farmer’s shed? u by Andy Bryenton

The modern farmer uses many high-tech tools — some of which his grandfather would not have even dreamed of. But while the tools change, the job remains the same — a tough but rewarding stewardship of the herd and the land across four demanding seasons. The modern quad has added a lot of punch to the farmer’s arsenal of tools. And there’s a ‘sweet spot’ in size and performance which seems just right for Kiwi conditions — the displacement, power and weight combo which perfectly replaces that trusty horse. Now to that hotly contested segment of the ATV quad market comes the latest Can Am Outlander 500, driven by the philosophy that ‘it’s not engine size that matters, it’s engine toughness and  strength’. At the heart of the

Outlander’s appeal in this regard is its ‘bulletproof’ Rotax 500cc engine. The same company builds engines for aeroplanes, so you know that breakdowns were not factored into its engineering! The Rotax mill churns out an impressive 46 horsepower, giving the Outlander a class-leading combined rack weight capacity of 135 kgs, plus rider. That’s a lot of gear. There’s another fresh idea, too — separate keys for farm workers and the boss. One limits top speed to 40kph, while the other unlocks the full power of that Rotax engine; a perfect way to prevent damage at the hands of less experienced riders.

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

NEW FOCUS TREND 2.0 petrol, 6 speed auto, Candy Red............................................................................. $32,990+ORC NEW RangeR Auto XLT Double Cab, Gunmetal blue .................................................................................. $56,880 + ORC NEW RangeR XL, Supercab, painted Aurora Blue with flatdeck, towbar and spoke wheels .............. $52,818 + ORC NEW TeRRITORY TITANIUM, 2.7 TD, 7 seater, leather trim, GPS, reverse camera, rear DVD, mud flaps, painted Vanish .............................................................................................................$65,823 + ORC NEW TeRRITORY TX, 2.7 TD, 7 seater, painted Chill, h/d tow bar, mud flaps..........................................$58,487 + ORC NEW FIeSTa 1.6 auto, painted Highlight Silver, bluetooth – voice control, mud flaps, alloy wheels, pinstripes .....................................................................................................................................$24,223 + ORC NEW FOCUS AMBIENTE, auto, choice of Winning Blue or Ingot Silver .................................. SpeCIal $29,990 + ORC NEW KUga Trend Eco Boost Petrol , Ginger Ale ............................................................................................... $41,426 +ORC

Pre-Loved Cars

NEW KUga TITANIUM, AWD,2.0TD, Ginger Ale, demonstrator, top of the line.................................................... $50,000 13 FOCUS TREND 2.0TD wagon, delivery km’s only, painted Blue, huge savings on new price ......................... $33,990 13 MOnDeO ZETEC, 2.0 Ecoboost, Delivery kms only, big savings..... ......................................................................$42,748 13 FOCUS TREND 2.0TD wagon, 6 speed auto,painted Ink Blue, only 1500km, huge savings .......................... $33,990 12 FOCUS TREND TD Extremely low kms, in silver ....................................................................................................$29,990 12 FOCUS TREND 2.0 Petrol, 6 speed Auto, 30,000km, painted blue ....................................................................$26,990 12 MOnDeO TITANIUM, 2.0TD, 1 owner, 8200km, 6 speed auto, technology, safety & economy, big savings.....................................................................................................................................$42,990 12 MaZDa 3 GLX, GEN II, auto, 1 owner, 22,740km, priced to sell .............................................................................$26,990 10 FOCUS ZETEC, 2.0 AUTo, PAINTED MooNDUST SILVER, LoW kM’S, 1 oWNER--CoMING SooN................$22,490 09 FalCOn FG XR6, PAINTED EGo, GREAT RIDE ........................................................................................................$20,990 09 FOCUS, 2.0 AUTo, GREAT VALUE, The Worlds No1 Selling Car ............................................................................$16,990 08 FORD MoNDEo ZETEC Sport 2.3 Petrol, with Leather, low kms, great history .............................................. $23,990 08 FOCUS 2.0 auto, painted green, 2 owners, 76,000km ..........................................................................................$16,990 07 FalCOn BF XT, 1 owner, excellent for towing...........................................................................................................$10,990 07 FalCOn BF XR8, 5 litre, mint condition, painted obsession, 2 owners, 100,000km .....................................$25,990 05 MITSUBISHI paJeRO EXCEED, 3.8 petrol, 7 seater, 4x4, always popular.......................................................$19,990 03 FalCOn BA, Fairmont in White, last owner for 8 years, above average ............................................................$10,450 02 FalCOn BA Futura, 1 careful owner, low kms, great value .................................................................................... $8,990 01  MITSUBISHI DIAMANTE, 3.5 Super Saloon, 1 owner, absolutely genuine........ ................................................ $6,490 04 HOlDen CoMMoDoRE EXECUTIVE, 1 owner good work horse ........................................................................... $6,990 96 TOYOTa CoRoNA PREMIo, 1.8, well above average ................................................................................................$5,990 04 VOlKSwagOn PoLo 3 Door Hatch great little car ................................................................................................$3,490

Light Commercials

12 RangeR XLT 4WD 3.2 TD (new model), crew cab, 6 speed manual, complete with canopy, tow bar, tuff deck, ex Ford Executive driven, painted Black Mica, a rare opportunity ........................................ ...........................................................................................................................................ReDUCeD FURTHeR TO $51,990 12 RangeR XLT 4WD 3.2 TD (new model), crew cab, 6 speed manual, complete with tow bar, tuff deck and tonneau cover, painted Black Mica, immediate delivery ........... ReDUCeD FURTHeR TO $49,990 10 TOYOTa HIlUX 3.0 TD, SR5, double cab, auto, in Black, 1 owner .................... lOaDeD wITH eXTRaS $42,990 08 RangeR XLT,4WD, 3.0TD, DoUBLECAB, WELLSIDE, MANUAL IN BLACk... ........................................COMIng SOOn 08 RangeR XL 4WD 3.0 TD, single cab, flat deck, 1 owner, only 25,500km, as new ..........................................$32,490

Ring us today. Finance subject to credit approval.

Dargaville Ford

54 Normanby Street DARGAVILLE P 09 439 7315 F 09 439 5961

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

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Some insurance companies even offer a discount for Outlander owners just for this feature! Independent rear suspension and rider-selectable three mode power steering put that power down with more finesse than many would expect from a farmer’s working quad. And that combination of power and ergonomics has made the Outlander stand out in its class, winning many accolades from the motoring press and from farmers who use this ‘sharp’ off road tool every day.

Comfort may seem a small issue, after all, when you’re perusing the specs sheet at your local dealership. But at seven in the evening, with the rain coming down and a long ride between you and a warm fireplace, a quad which takes the hard knocks so that your arms, legs and back don’t have to is simply a gift from heaven. Fieldays sales numbers back up what many riders have been saying for a long time now - Can Am have made ‘American built’ a byword for quality here in NZ. ¢

we serVIce all makes & models

aVoId costly breakdowns/repaIrs

Free Pickup service available, conditions apply

free onsIte demos

Can-AM Commander 800 DPS 4x4 , 2 yr warranty..................................... NEW $20,434 Can-AM Commander XT 800 CAMO 4x4, 2 yr warranty .......................... NEW $21,390 Can-AM Outlander 500 DPS 4x4, 3 yr warranty .......................................... NEW $12,851 Can-AM Outlander 400 STD 4x4, 3 yr warranty.......................................... NEW $10,912 Can-AM 400 Outlander 4x4 2006 .................................................................... USED $1,595 Can-AM 400 Outlander 2x4 2005 .................................................................... USED $1,295 Can-AM DS 650 2004 ........................................................................................ USED $4,595 Honda CR85R 2007 ........................................................................................... USED $2,995 Honda TRX 350TM 2004 171hrs ..................................................................... USED $4,789 Kawasaki BruteForce KVF 650 4x4, 1 yr warranty ....................................... NEW $11,470 Kawasaki BruteForce KVF 300 4x2, 1 yr warranty ......................................... NEW $6,086 Kawasaki Stockman 250, 1 yr warranty............................................................ NEW $6,300 Kawasaki KLX 140L BigWheel 2013, 1 yr warranty ....................................... NEW $5,213 Kawasaki KX 65 2013 ......................................................................................... NEW $4,517 Kawasaki KLX 110L 2013, 1 yr warranty ......................................................... NEW $3,734 Kawasaki 4010 Mule 2011 ................................................................................. USED $7,495 Suzuki LT-F400-FK9 2009................................................................................. USED $5,219 Yamaha SK-4W 225 2008 .................................................................................. USED $1,945

All prices exclude GST

up to $1000 cash back VIsa + up to $1000 accessory kIt on selected models untIl end of july fInance aVaIlable - trade Ins welcome

KAIPARA Motorcycles

2 noRMAnby st, DARgAvIlle Phone 09 439 1494 • A/h 027 439 8844


Free skills night for auto paint perfection u by Andy Bryenton

Dargaville’s DAE have a long history of bringing innovative products from around the world to our part of New Zealand — such as their range of Impulso diesel tuning chips, or solar powered battery chargers for kontiki anglers. But this time they’ve outdone themselves, sourcing a product which literally has to be seen to be believed. To introduce this revolution in painting DAE are hosting a one-off open afternoon on Thursday, showcasing just how easy it is to paint your car to a high standard with the use of a compressorless airbrush. If your ride needs a fresh look this is one you can’t miss — it’s a free tutorial from the pros which could save you thousands and leave your vehicle looking street fresh, utilising a product called plasti-dip made in the USA. You may have seen this new paint tech in aerosol form, in combinations such as camo (which has proven a hit with hunters), or as an accent to custom rims on tuned cars. Now DAE are helping home customisers to step up their game, bringing a professional grade compressor-free airbrush unit into the country, especially for use with the new paint in a home garage environment.

The high powered gun has the coverage and flow to paint an entire car just like the professionals do — in minutes rather than hours. And the unique Plasti-dip formula means that overspray is not a hassle — it literally peels away clean to leave crisp lines and pristine panelwork. There are a few tricks to getting the most out of this new material, so attending the seminar is a good start. You’ll even get to have a go yourself, time permitting, and feel how the paint glides on over light scratches and chips. ¢


Not your average hybrid u by Andy Bryenton

Meet the Fisker Karma — a vehicle which is to the humble Prius hybrid what the fire-breathing GT40 is to the more prosaic Ford Escort.

Fisker was only formed in 2007, by the pairing of designer and sculptor Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler, but already their radical luxury hybrid has earned them a reputation as innovators. Perhaps that’s because this enviro-conscious gas-electric vehicle accelerates to 100kph from standing in a nippy 6.3 seconds. Or perhaps it’s because the Karma has a 300 mile range, beating other eco-vehicles hands down. Then again, it could just be about the looks. Interesting note — the dash can be specified in three types of wooden trim, none of which come from trees cut down by human beings. Your choices are — trees felled by storms, trees felled by wildfires but unburned, and trees recovered from the depths of the Great Lakes after 300 years underwater.


Specials enNOW FIELD DAY SPECIALS d JulyON 31st



NOW STANDARD WITH ROOF, HALF SCREEN AND TOW BAR RANGER 400 H.O. $13,474 Ex. GST 29 horsepower 455cc High-Output Engine On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive 454kg Payload Capcity Tipping Dump Box Lock & Ride Cargo System Independent Rear Suspension



• • High-Output Automatic Engine • Independent Rear Suspension RANGER 500 EFI $14,778 Ex. GST (455cc Sportsman 400, • 555 kg Towing Capacity extr 32 horsepower 498cc Engine Electronic Fuel Injection a 498cc Sportsman 500) • Disc Brakes Front and Rear value On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive 567kg towing capacity • On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive • Huge Front Storage (31-litres) Tipping Dump Box Independent Rear Suspension • • • 09 439 0170 MAUNGATUROTO MOTORCYCLES 725 POUTO RD, RD1, DARGAVILLE •




July 23 - 2013


twowaters Hairy Maclary’s 30th birthday in Ruawai

Camellias on show The Ruawai Gardening Club has held camellia displays for decades with this year being no exception.

p Camellias on display at the Ruawai Memorial Hall

p Storyteller, Barbara Adams, entertained Ruawai Kindergarten students with tales of Hairy Maclary and Slinky Malinki at the Community Library at Ruawai College. The book character from Donaldson’s Dairy, Hairy Maclary, has been enjoyed by children and their parents for 30 years. The kids completed activity sheets and ate Hairy Maclary themed snacks created by the senior hospitality students.

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3x 1kg bags bacon bones for only $10 (normally $5per bag) Licensed to process all home kill meats

Bacon is our speciality! OPEN MON TO FRI 8am-5pm 3 Freyberg Rd, Ruawai Phone: 09 439 2120

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Open from 7am to 7pm Monday—Friday 8am to 7pm Saturday Ruawai FouR SquaRe Freyberg rd, ruawai, Ph 09 439 2011

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the Save the Children charity. She sold lunches to business owners and women from Dargaville joined her setting up stalls for the cause. After Mrs Wallace passed away, the Ruawai Gardening Club carried on the camellia displays in 1992. “I was always very interested in what Mrs Wallace was doing,” says secretary of 21 years, Noelene Gatehouse. “As a garden club we feel very proud of our camellia display. Today in the late Mrs Wallace’s garden still grow some of her beautiful old camellias.” The display takes place August 3, 10am–2pm with lunch at noon. Mrs Gatehouse says anyone’s welcome to come on the bus trip to Auckland. Contact Noelene 09 439 2071. ¢


ACC co-payment $10 per treatment ACC & private treatments – no GP referral Monday, Wednesday & Friday — Maungaturoto Monday to Friday — Dargaville (Evenings by appointment)

As well as a display at the Ruawai Memorial Hall, they are taking the camellias on the road and travelling by bus to the Auckland Show on July 20. Gardner, Betty Wallace, set up the displays in the 1980s to raise funds for

Colour Cuts & styling extensions straightening hair & makeup

one–on–one personal hair stylist

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• Lathe & Milling Machining

WITH THESE RD1 CARD HOLDER DEALS F&P WA1068G1 10kg Washing Machine

• Milking Machinery testing & quality control (same day repairs) • Aluminium & Stainless welding • Agents for ADF milking systems — control your mastitis the easy way



F&P WA70T60GW1 7kg Washing Machine

RD1 cARD holDeRs PRice Normally $1,899


Use your Farmlands card for a discount off your next Machine Check

RD1 cARD holDeRs PRice Normally 9 $2,299 $1,69

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From outdoor power equipment to specialist engineering tools, we have it all!

The latest key cutting and security technology for your home

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RD1 cARD holDeRs PRice Normally $1,299

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RD1 cARD holDeRs PRice Normally $1,299

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Dargaville’s home of Ford since 1921 and still going strong!

See our unbeatable RANGER selection now! The Kiwi farmer’s favourite

Call us today!

Phone: 09 439 7335 Normanby Street, Dargaville

Dargaville Ford

54 Normanby Street DARGAVILLE P 09 439 7315 F 09 439 5961 Lindsay 09 439 7152 or 027 499 1516 Anthony A/H 09 432 8968 or 027 439 7015

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season after season, we’re there for kaipara farmers • pLUmBinG & pumps • Gas Fitting & heating • Fireplaces & chimneys • Roofing • Drainage And Much More...

We’re Fully Qualified to do it all! AND you can be sure we welcome your preferred card  

102 Jervois street, rD2 Dargaville, Po BoX 377  0800 326 123  09 439 6124


July 23 - 2013


Muddy Waters Gallery ART EXHIBITION Celebrating the 3rd Birthday of the Dargaville Arts Association

ON dIsplAy fOR THE

first time 142 NEW WORks EspEcIAlly cREATEd fOR THIs EXHIBITION

July 23 - August 6 ● Monday to Saturday ● 10am to 4pm 108 VictoriA Street oppoSite old ANZ buildiNg Local artist Jean Sircombe has donated a painting for a raffle to raise funds for the Dargaville Fire Brigade

Kaipara Service Directory


ProPerty Maintenance & rePair

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


Pick Up & Delivery Service Available Conditions apply

Lo caL D e aL e r s f o r :

No jobRing tooAndrew small

3 Parore St, Dargaville • Ph 09 439 8881

Les Sweeney Builders

and Polishing

grEg BroWniE

09 439 7564 027 439 7565

Phone Lyn

09 439 0751

CERTUS Financial Group

WindoW & door ServiceS

Stuart Sterling


QFE Adviser

and other leading companies

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• Prepwork

• Polyurethane Finishes • Oil Finishes • Concrete Grinding

Cakes for all occasions no job too big or too small

Les Ph: 0274 972 929 A/H: 09 439 7524


• Floor restoration • New floors sanded

Lyn’s Cake Creations

• New Housing • Commercial • Alterations • Additions

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

Locally owned and operated - Quality workmanship guaranteed

NZQA Qualified with National Certificate. Approved Member Floor NZ

Covering the Kaipara! Cell 0274 557 750

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Floor Sanding

Poto St PO Box 300 Dargaville New Zealand

Supply, InStallatIon & ServIcIng

For all your wIndow and door repaIrS

WINDOW & Supplied and Installed Before winter! DOOR 32 gladstone St, dargaville SERVICES Mob 027 275 0918, ph/Fax 09 439 6458

Latches • Stays • Sliding Door Wheels • Rubber Seals • Glass and Insect Mesh • Security Locks, Bolts & Stays



40+ years experience • All designs/plans council guaranteed FREE site/house visit • Plan printing available from A4 to A0 Ask Brian for your discount 360 Oneriri Road, Kaiwaka 0573 office 09 423 8092 or 09 431 2544 mobile 021 276 7389 email



Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 09 439 6933

Closing date for classified advertising for the 30 July 2013 edition is 10am, Monday 29 July 2013. See our terms and conditions online at For Sale

Grazing Available

Property Maintenance

Public Notices

39 PCE 1/2” Drive socket set, less 30%, 1 week only. Auto One, Dargaville. Phone 09 439 8219.

TINOPAI (CHADWICK RD), 120ha available. Suitable for dairy support or run off. Reticulated water supply. For further details please contact Kate Dalton, 09 430  3162, email taitokerau@tetumupaeroa. Expressions of interests close 5pm, Friday 2 August 2013.

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

ACOUSTIC BLACKBOARD Concert now at the Commercial B&B, 75 River Road, Dargaville. Thursday July 4, 7.30 – 10pm (thereafter first Thursday of the month). Performers, listeners – all welcome. $2 entry, $2 raffle, tea and coffee. If you are interested in being part of a Mens singing group, phone Margaret 09 439 4403 or Allan 09 439 6933.

ALL TROJAN Trailer products, less 10%. Jockey wheels, couplings etc. Auto One, Dargaville. Phone 09 439 8219. CRC CAR Care products, all less 30%, 1 week only. Auto One, Dargaville. Phone 09 439 8219. DRY SWAMP kauri, (best burning firewood) $80 cube, will deliver Dargaville area. Phone 09 439 4098 or 021 114 0568. NAVRA TRAILER lights. All styles, less 30%. 1 week only. Auto One, Dargaville. Phone 09 439 8219. STALLION 40 Teat, Mobile Feeder for sale, good condition, shed stored, teats half season old. Viewing welcome, can deliver. $1,500 incl GST. Phone 09 439 2077.

Garage Sale SATURDAY 27TH July. Furniture, stove, dishwasher, household goods, clothes, plus lots more. Starts 8.30am @ The Lighthouse Church, cnr Normanby and Parore St.

Nurseries & Plants WHOLESALE PRICES for native plants from Babylon Coast Gardens Ltd. We have a great range of native and coastal tolerant plants available now. Further reductions off wholesale prices for purchases of 50 or more plants, delivery service available. Visit the Nursery at 1246 Babylon Coast Road Dargaville on Saturday’s 10am to 4pm or at other times by prior arrangement. Enquiries welcome phone 09 439 4223.

To Let

MG BOARDING Kennels, Matakohe. All pets welcome. Dogs $15/night. Cats $8/night. Phone Tom or Jenny 09 431 7368 or 027 285 8944.

DARGAVILLE - MODERN, warm sunny 2 bedroom home. Newly redecorated and fenced. $215p/w. Phone Erica to view on 09 439 0029 or 027 626 9687.

Livestock for Sale

Flat Mate Wanted

BREEDING SOWS due to farrow August onwards. To Saddleback, large white & Duroc boars. Phone 09 439 8235.

SPACIOUS THREE bedroom home in Hokianga Road, Dargaville. Easy walking distance to shops/work/ church. Just $84 per week. Phone Mark Schreurs on 027 737 29 53. Please pass this on to anyone who may be interested.

SAND BLASTING. Rust never sleeps. Blast, prime, topcoat for structural steel, barns, cowsheds, tanks, machinery, chassis, swimming pools. Western Blast ‘n’ Paint. Phone 09 439 6330.


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

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

Gasfitters Craftsman gas fitters available.

For all your gas installations & maintenance requirements. Service agents for Rinnai & Bosch.

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

Phone 09 439 4940 Work with your local licensed dealer DARGAVILLE &WHANGAREI

CC CS CAR CareShine Jobs we do before your car sale: • Full Valet In and Out, including inside complete steam shampoo • Cut and Polish • Window tint removal • Tar removal • Signage removal 100% Guarantee of our work Phone: 09 439 1651 Mobile: 021 188 0733 Email: carcareshine @gmail. com

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

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

WATER TANK Vacuum clean, Full tank OK, Waste no more than 1000 litres. $250.00 for up to 25,000 litre tank. Also full pump out and scrub and leaks fixed. Phone Wals 09 437 3936 or 021 932 225.

SECURE UNITS for Domestic & Commercial use. Also workshop space available, best rates guaranteed. Phone 09 439 3075.

BAYLYS BEACH, 1 Bdrm studio, $170p/w, pets ok, N/S. Phone 021 1256 954.

Work Wanted

OFFAL HOLES 750dia x 5.5m deep with concrete lid with lift out hatch $385.00 Phone Wals Holes 09 437 3936 or 021 932 225.


Animal Accomodation

CANVAS & UPHOLSTERY, 77 Gordon St, Dargaville. Phone 09 439  4670 or 021  246  6436. Trailer & ute covers, bike seats, boat covers & upholstery, horse covers, furniture recovers, motor homes and much more.

PAINTER, WALLPAPERING. Taking orders now for winter. Crawford Solutions. Phone 09 439 5289 A/H or  022 642 1376.

GLASS & GLAZING Phone Ray 09 439 5377

Glass DR

“We’ll fix your pane”

Public Notices

Dargaville ProDuction Stockcar club

AGM July 28th 10am at clubrooms

Situations Vacant

Veterinary Technician/ Vet Nurse The Vet Centre Ruawai A full time position is available working with both large and small animals in a variety of roles including disbudding, vaccinating, anaesthetic monitoring, surgical preparation and general veterinarian support. Qualified and/or experienced applicants are preferred.

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

NEED A PLUMBER? THEN CALL THE BEST! Supplies - Repairs - Maintenance. New installations, upgrades & renovations, burst pipes, hot water cylinders, kitchens & bathrooms.

Plumbing and Heating Centre Phone today 09 439 6123

 0800 326 123

102 Jervois Street, Dargaville

Jo’S Home Cookery For a taste of home


bookings appreciated

$12 meal of the day All day till 7pm

Meals delivered on Tuesday only, phone in before 2pm Kiddies Holiday special - burger, chips & drink $12 – roast of the day Try our hot soup/seafood Chowder and much more! More parking + disabled Come and share our birthday cake for our Birthday on 27th July

see our speCials board For a taste of home cooking call today open Mon- Friday – 9.30am–3pm, 6pm onwards sat – 11am–3pm, 6pm onwards, sun–6pm onwards

138 Victoria st, dargaville • 09 439 5435

The ideal candidate would be self sufficient, enthusiastic and organised with great people skills and a high work standard. Administration skills, computer literacy and a high level of fitness are also important. is proud to host

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Kaipara Community Art Awards

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SEPTIC TANK OWNERS How you can save money by keeping your septic system effective and healthy Septic tanks and multi-stage septic systems are delicately balanced environments. It does not take much to upset them. Common practice is to ignore the septic system until problems occur. Good and best economical practice is to always keep your septic system well maintained. A malfunctioning septic system can become a health hazard. When a system is not maintained or operated as a delicately balanced environment, problems occur. These problems include nasty odours, leach line blockages, untreated liquid rising to the surface, toilets gurgling and taking time to empty. At this stage your septic system is a serious health hazard to you and your children. Human waste produces faecal coliform bacteria, a source of viral and bacterial gastroenteritis as well as Hepatitis A and other diseases. Hepatitis can be a debilitating condition and cause long-term harm to children.

Septi-Cure is Cost effective. By far the most cost effective solution is to pour one litre of Septi-Cure™ down each toilet bowl every six months. This simple action will help keep your system working at top efficiency by reducing solids and scum. Instead of emptying your tank frequently, the reduction in solids and scum saves you expensive pump out costs. Your irrigation field and leach lines will become clear of slimes and blockages so nature can handle the gradual seepage and evaporation for you. When this is happening your system will be operating effectively and not endangering you or your family’s health. What is Septi-Cure™ Septi-Cure™ is a concentrated mixture of selected naturally occurring microorganisms. These harmless tiny organisms live and multiply by feeding on waste material. When introduced to your septic tank system, they go to work straight away digesting waste material, reducing solids and scum, allowing your septic system to start operating to its maximum efficiency. As they progress through to your irrigation field they feed on the slimes that prevent seepage and evaporation. When seepage and evaporation return to normal, you have reduced the risk of contaminating groundwater and the environment as well as reducing the chances of infection for you and your family. Eventually, they get washed out of the system and have to be replaced to continue their work. This

There are only three remedies. One: stop using the septic system until it recovers. This can take over a month and is not normally practical. Two: excavate your septic system and relocate it. This is very costly and time consuming, sometimes requiring new resource consents and different systems. Three: treat your septic system with Septi-Cure™ every six months.

is why you introduce Septi-Cure™ to your septic system every six months for maximum efficiency. A satisfied customer in Hamilton has been using Septi-Cure™ for three years. He says this allows them to have an odour-free septic tank with low maintenance costs. He also says that his service person is amazed at how well Septi-Cure™ works, keeping their tank in very good condition.

Problematic septic tanks – treat with Septi-Cure™. Septi-Cure™ Prevent septic system problems – treat with Septi-Cure™. For Septi-Cure™ - Call: 0800-109-202 Website:

Agents for

Roper & Jones Murdoch street




nEaR nEw

Brand new three double bedroom home, with ensuite on 674m2 section. Fully insulated, double glazing, open plan living, lounge opens onto patio. Single carport. Fenced on 3 sides. Near completion. $245,000 Ref 3191 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

67 Parore street




nEw LiSting

14 earl street

awakino Point east Rd


opEn HomE


Sunny ex state 3 bedroom Solid traditional 2 bedroom home, in quiet cul-de-sac. home on 1012m2 section. Polished floors, covered Large sunny living areas. New private deck off lounge. bathroom, private garden, Saturday 27th 1.30–2.00pm garage & tandem carport. $158,000 Ref 2979 $200,000 Ref 3131 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

Tangowahine Valley




nEw LiSting

Modern kitchen & bathroom. Spacious open plan living. Fabulous flow to extensive decking and feature gazebo. Extensively landscaped gardens. Large separate double garage/workshop. Plus a self contained room. $250,000 Ref 3189 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

36 Petley Rd – Paparoa

23 onslow street




You will enjoy stunning harbour views from this home built 2009, 47 acres in two titles, many outbuildings, cattle yards, wool shed, a quality farmlet, 1 hr 45 min to Auckland. $790,000 +gSt Ref 1378 Rhoda MoRRison 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912

3 bedroom modern homestead on 16.69ha (approx). Open plan with rural views. Fenced to 10 paddocks. Implement shed & self contained dwelling. $495,000 Ref HL2068 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

432 Matakohe west Road




Spacious sunny Milestone Home on approx. 3192m2. Easy level drive in, plenty of parking. Easy-care north-facing site, heat/air con unit. Handy to fishing spots. Make your life easy! Call Rhoda now. $339,000 Ref 1315 Rhoda MoRRison 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912

110 Victoria Street, Dargaville 143 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

We put you first arapohue Road

3 bedroom bungalow set Low maintenance 4 bedroom on approx 6 acres. Separate home. Modern bathroom, lounge, kent style fire & open plan living. Good sheds insulated. Plenty of sheds with plus storage space. Close to great rural outlook. town on 1 acre of flat land. $249,500 Ref HL2072 Ref 3177 cRaiG cleMenT 021 461 668

6824 state highway 12

78 old Golf course Rd



Executive style 3 bedroom 3 double bedroom home on 4 acres (approx). Large lounge, home on 3 acres. Sunny open plan living & family room. good decks plus spa pool. Double garage, 2 bathrooms. Plenty of garaging & close to Great location. town. Ref HL2059 Ref HL2047 cRaiG cleMenT 021 461 668

Babylon coast Road

Lifestyle block of 1.8617 ha. Unique 3 dble bdrm home, open plan kitchen/dining, separate lounge. Dble grge + huge shed attached. $395,000 Ref HL2071 John Powell 021 439 555

Pouto Road

Minutes to Dargaville on seal, 12 acres (approx), 5 in QEII Trust native bush. Nearly new, large 2 bdrm home, ensuite. $399,000 +gSt if any Ref HL2065




a selection of 6 sections to purchase – Pahi

Power and phone to boundary. All tide wharf and boat ramp just down the road to head out on the Kaipara for great fishing. Approximately 90 mins drive from Auckland. Invest in this great seaside settlement. $90,000 LotS 2, 8 & 10 $110,000 LotS 12, 15 & 16 sheila Boon 027 498 5651

12 ash Grove

3 bedroom home, ensuite, open plan living. Lounge opens onto large deck. Double garage with workshop. Walk to the shops, cafes, park. $289,000 Ref 1430 GaRy MoRRis 021 902 087

dunn Road – Ruawai

On the seal, 2.3653 ha. 6 acres of fertile land. 3 bdrm home. Lots of sheds. Close to schools & play centre. Some TLC needed. Motivated vendors. $265,000 Ref HL2064 Jill wilson 021 505 712

09 439 7295 09 431 1016

Griffin Road

3 bdrm, double story cottage. On 1.6ha (approx), loads of out buildings, some grazing. Magical rural views. Needs TLC. Minutes to township. $279,000 Ref 1433

The funky fish – Baylys

All land and buildings. The restaurant seats 40 inside and 30 outside. Self contained separate accommodation. $550,000 +gSt if any Ref B334 Licensed under REAA 2008

Kaipara Lifestyler, July 23 2013  
Kaipara Lifestyler, July 23 2013  

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