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Four saved from boat blaze  by Paul Campbell

Four men were rescued unharmed from the waters of the Kaipara Harbour last Sunday, as their launch burnt almost to the waterline, despite the desperate fire fighting efforts of rescuers. The vessel Impulse burst into flame, the cause as yet unsure, off the quarry at Hukatere shortly after midday. The plume of smoke was spotted by a number of other craft out for a day’s fishing, and also by Dorothy Quaife, the radio operator for the North Kaipara Coastguard who was on duty at her home base near Paparoa. “It happened at 12.53, actually,” said Dorothy. “There were multiple reports at the same time over the radio and a number of boats responded. Reactor, out of Ruawai went to assist and they got four men out of the water.” Ms Quaife was unable to release names, but  The Matich's boat, Jo-Marie, with the burnt hull under tow to Ruawai said “none of the men on Impluse needed ambulance attention.” blaze was pretty much out, with Fisherman Zac Matich was fishing the boat down to the waterline, with his father Ronald, in their launch we took it in tow for a very, very  Fighting the blaze on Impulse Jo-Marie,when they saw the smoke. slow trip home back to Ruawai.” “We headed down there and picked But just as the convoy reached safety, operations, and president Walter Smith up fireman Ian Beattie off Averill Creek. the shattered remains of the Impulse said “it was really great to see the The burning boat had drifted in onto the turned turtle and sank. Ruawai people respond to the weekend flats where we normally fish for flounder. “We had the rope on her, and managed emergency. Their efforts were hugely We were able to damp down the fire with then to pull it ashore.” The remains of appreciated. We are currently working the hose on our boat and using a bucket the launch were dragged aboard her towards getting a dedicated coastguard as well. Then Anthony Blundell arrived boat trailer to await examination. vessel for the Kaipara Harbour.” on the scene with a two-inch pump North Kaipara Coastguard relies This involved a number of factors, which made a lot more impact. Once the on ‘vessels of opportunity’ for rescue including training and finance. ¢

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 The Dargaville Library was taken over by children eager to go on a pirate adventure recently. The activity was part of the library’s Winter Warmer programme, and the week previously, a Hairy Maclary look alike showed up to celebrate the book’s 30th birthday. Around 40 children participated during the course of the morning and as well as being read pirate adventure stories, they made pirate hats, eye patches and swords. Some children took the opportunity to show the librarian their book reports, a rewards programme set up by the library. Between July 1 and August 9, if children read and report on 10 books they get invited to a finale at the Town Hall, August 14, 3.30pm.

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 Volunteer, Marcia Unsworth, is brightening up the window display at the Hospice Shop in Dargaville with her previous entries in the Paparoa Wearable Arts Gala. Coming into spring, she has displayed a pink and pastel coloured entry, Marie Antoinette, a 2010 category award winner. She has made six wearable arts garments and will display each in time. She began the displays two months ago and has received numerous comments from people asking when the next garment will be showcased. “Instead of keeping them in a cardboard box, i wanted to display them to draw people in.” All shop proceeds are put back to the community and help fund the palliative care service, Hospice Kaipara Inc.

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Upgrade at airfield World record attempt  by Brian Eastwood

 by Rose Rees-Owen

A new aviation fuel tank will be ready to go in about a fortnight at Dargaville Airfield out on Hoanga Road.

 With one handred and thirty members calling the Dargaville Aero club their ‘home base’, the addition of amenities like this is all the more important. Local tradies got the job done right!

Installed by Shell, the Z Energy Avgas tank weighing 80 tons filled and holding 55,000 litres of avgas for the aeroplanes operating from the aerodrome, it replaces the old tank that held just 15,000 litres. Airfield manager Murray Foster says, “It has been good for Dargaville with all the outwork being done by locals. It has meant a lot of concrete, welding, earthworks and electrical work. There are actually two tanks, one inside the other and sitting on fifteen piles going thirty feet down and then covered with concrete and steel reinforcing. A full tanker and trailer will be needed to fill the tank and they will also stand on the concrete plane refuelling apron to drain off any spillage. The tanker drives up from Tauranga.” “At the height of the season it will last about a month before it needs topping up. We have top-dressing planes, helicopters, visiting planes and our own club members all using it.”

Dargaville Aero Club currently has one hundred and thirty members, including school students and twenty pupils training for their recreational licence. There is now an all weather one kilometre long runway, recently upgraded with 600 tonnes of limestone. Murray points out, “If we had the money to widen it to suit bigger planes we would have a major tourist facility.” As it is the Club entertains anywhere up to fifty visitors on a Saturday for lunch from their officially registered kitchen. Last weekend twenty-six planes turned up at the busy airfield. “They come from all over,” says Murray. “From perhaps Thames, Waihi or Hamilton and they often spend the afternoon in town having a look around. We charge no landing fee and there is a free coffee for every visitor when they arrive.” Shell Z plan to test the tank and landscape the area before it goes into service. It will be the largest tank above ground in the north. ¢

On August 2, mothers in Dargaville, Kaiwaka, and Mangawhai will be part of a worldwide attempt to break the record for the most women simultaneously breastfeeding.

Women’s Health Action has coordinated the Big Latch On events throughout New Zealand as part of World Breastfeeding Week since 2005 with funding from the Ministry of Health. New Zealand is one of 22 participating countries. Dargaville event organiser, Heather Carter, says breastfeeding has major health benefits including decreasing the risk of asthma and diabetes among other illnesses. She encourages all breastfeeding mothers to participate. Kaiwaka event organiser, Helen Mahoney, recently moved to Maungaturoto from Waiheke Island

where she coordinated events for the past seven years and says she’s looking forward to hosting one in a new area. This year the World Breastfeeding Week theme is peer support, which recognises that successful breastfeeding requires support from family, friends and the community. Where? Dargaville: The hub opposite the Plunket Rooms, Hokianga Road. Kaiwaka: Eutopia Café. Mangawhai: the Plunket Rooms, Moir Street. Events take place at 10am and the simultaneous latch on is scheduled for 10.30am.



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Inspiration met with generosity Epilepsy seminar  by Andy Bryenton

The mysteries of epilepsy will be explained for a cross-section of the community in a seminar to be held at Linking Hands in Maungaturoto. Conducted by Epilepsy New Zealand’s north branch field officer, Margaret Dunn, the seminar covers the facts about what epilepsy is, what causes the condition, recognition of seizure types, first aid for seizures, seizure triggers, recording seizures, and the principles of anti-epileptic medication as well as lifestyle issues and other concerns. “These sessions are open to anyone and are helpful for anyone living with epilepsy and their whanau and also for caregivers, community workers, education and health professionals wanting to find out more about epilepsy,” says Ms Dunn. The seminar is set for Linking Hands on Wednesday July 31 from 10am to 12 noon.

Dargaville’s First National Roper and Jones real estate office has been associated with the National Burn Centre for over a year now, donating technology to help those recovering from injuries there stay in contact with friends and family. Now Jill Wilson and the team at Roper and Jones are very pleased to see that their input is making a big difference. Four new iPads are now available for patients to use, through the good work of the First National Charitable Foundation. Jill cites young burns patient Christine Selwyn as an inspiration for the local company to keep supporting the National Burn Centre. Christine was 17 when 44 per cent of her body was severely burnt in a house fire. She was staying in her grandmother’s Northland garage to celebrate a cousin’s 21st birthday when an unattended candle caused the blaze. Christine has endured 27 operations and 17 stays in hospital since the accident in April 2001. When first injured, she wore face masks, neck, leg and finger splits and spent  Tracey Perrett and Christine Selwyn check out one of the iPads donated by First National two years wearing pressure garments. Christine had to learn “Our patients tend to stay for longer periods while receiving to walk, talk and feed herself again. treatment and the iPads are a fantastic tool of interaction During this recovery, friends and family often couldn't be and entertainment for them,” says the National Burn Centre by her side. But First National's donation of iPads brought co-ordinator Tracey Perrett. As well as helping improve the them closer through video calling and email. quality of life for patients at the National Burn Centre, First “It’s great,” Christine says. “When I was first injured I had National are joining in the fight with preventative measures. difficulty talking on the phone because my vocal chords were Customers who buy a home through the Dargaville office damaged, so I had to whisper. If the iPads were there I could receive a home safe kit including a fire extinguisher, smoke have just emailed if I felt up to it.” alarm and fire blanket. These kits are also available to the Christine has another major reconstruction surgery next public, with a percentage of the purchase price going direct year and is already feeling more positive knowing she can to the First National charitable Foundation to help people keep engaged via social media. like Christine. ¢

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Twenty years of service  by Rose Rees-Owen

Dargaville Hospital operations manager, Jen Thomas, began working as a part time nurse in 1993 and never left.

 Dargaville Hospital operations manager, Jen Thomas

On July 4 she completed 20 years of service at the hospital and says it’s important to celebrate the commitment and longevity of all staff members. “There are many staff members who have been here much longer than I have and it’s important to acknowledge them.” The District Health Board recognised 20 continuous years of service, and recently celebrated nurse, Dot Johnson’s commitment with an afternoon tea. Jen says there are also staff members who have temporarily left to have children or travel that also deserve recognition. Jen never intended to stay. After completing her training in Manukau, she moved to Dargaville to work on a relative's farm, a temporary stop off in her nursing career. She was 21 when she began working part time in the surgical ward, and contributes her longevity to the friendships formed and the health care services provided.

The surgical ward closed in 1994, and the whole hospital was under threat of closure. “This hospital is around because of the good will of the community who went to the top level of government to ensure the services remain in Dargaville.” She was promoted to nursing services manager in 2001 and then became operations manager in 2006. One of the biggest changes in health care that she has experienced is the use of technology and telemedicine. “Through video conference links, a patient can have a consultation with a specialist anywhere in the world.” She is passionate about rural health and is chairperson of the NZ Rural Hospital Network. Jen wants to continue to work in rural health and not one to create plans, she’s uncertain what the next 20 years has in store. ¢

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Movies boost business  by Paul Campbell

“It is absolutely good for the town, a wonderful theatre and it's attracting business for the surrounding area.” Jo, of Jo's Home Cookery is waxing eloquently about the new Anzac theatre, after noticing an appreciable increase in her business. “We are noticing more customers in for lunch and for evening meals, and we were wondering what the difference was — we have pretty soon put it down to the theatre opening. “It seems people usually associated extras, like treats or meals, when going to the movies. Of course, that was over in Whangarei for most people. But now we have a wonderful theatre here, and we have also found people from Whangarei are coming across here for an outing as well. “The theatre really is brilliant. Three of us from here went along to the evening screening of White Lies, and it was a wonderful New Zealand movie. And after getting used to DVD's at home, that big screen is a delight.” Other Dargaville retailers have reported increased activity, as rural residents choose the town for a movie

Year 9 to Year 13 Academic Coaching Interviews at Dargaville High School An invitation is extended to all parents and caregivers to attend Academic Coaching Interviews, with your child’s Form teacher. Academic Coaching will be held over two days at Dargaville High School; Thursday 15th August, 9.00 am until 7.00pm and Friday 16th August 9.00am until 3.15pm. There is an Options 2014 display in the School Hall and an opportunity for parents/ caregivers/students to discuss option choices with senior students (who are currently taking the subject). Parents/caregivers are requested to make one twenty minute interview time for their child. To make an appointment for the Academic Coaching Interview you can: 1) 2) 3)

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Accolades for artists

Chilli a roaring success

 by Paul Campbell

 by Andy Bryenton

Kaipara artists are receiving widespread acclaim as a result of the Muddy Waters exhibition, celebrating three years since the formation of the Dargaville Arts Association, and to promote the association’s permanent gallery.

A visit from top gourmet food critics, unannounced, is something which would send shivers down the spine of most restaurant owners. But the Aratapu Tavern’s Donice and Richard were happy to greet renowned gustatory authority Terry Tyack and his party when they dropped in to sample our own local twist on the Monteith’s Wild Food Challenge. The Aratapu’s kitchen served up a delicious venison chilli appropriately

named ‘the Roar’, accompanied by kumara fritters and bathed in a spicy, piquant sauce which blew the judges away — though not through sheer heat alone! They also gave the Aratapu team 10 out of 10 for getting into the spirit of the challenge, decorating the popular local tavern with chilli shaped lights and adding some good old Kaipara kumara into both their fritters and garlic bread for some local flavour. ¢

 Members of the Mangawhai Artists made a special trip to Dargaville for the opening of the exhibition

The members exhibition is open until August 6, at 108 Victoria Street after being officially opened by Kaipara District council commission chair, John Robertson. “We had about 70 guests at opening night which was a wine and finger food event with entertainment by local group Take 6, in the big open space in Victoria St. Mr Robertson also went home with some artwork from our exhibition,” said association secretary, Pauline Gough. “There were 142 new artworks created specially for this show and we are getting around 100 people a day going through and making great comments about the talent in the area, and the professionalism in our display of works. As well as people from across the Kaipara and wider areas, we have

also had visitors from as far away as Dubai. In fact, some of our art has gone back with them. We have had steady sales from a great variety of work.” Ms Gough said the exhibition has done exactly what the association members wanted. “It’s like a big advertisement to promote the gallery on the corner of Parenga and Kapia Streets as well as the association, and we are selling artworks from both places at the moment. A bonus has been that we have several new members as a result.” The association has a full programme to continue promoting Kaipara artists, with the next event to be the Kaipara Arts Awards at the Matakohe Kauri Museum, working with the Mangawhai Artists group. ¢

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and then the first Thursday of each month at The Commercial B&B, River Road, Dargaville 7.00 (for 7.30 start) – 10pm • $2 entry • $2 raffle Come along and perform or just listen and enjoy. We have a pianist who will accompany you if necessary. If you are interested in being part of a Mens singing group, phone Margaret 09 439 4403 or Allan 09 439 6933. Promoted and sponsored by the Performing Arts section of the Dargaville Arts Association.

 It’s Donice and the Aratapu Tavern team with Terry Tyack, Monteith’s wild food judge and food critic

Local body elections Nominations for candidates for the Northland Regional Council in the October local authority elections opened on Friday, July 19, with one seat allocated to a Kaipara candidate. Candidates for nine positions on the NRC will have until noon on Friday, August 16 to get their nominations in. Anyone over the age of 18 can stand for election as long as they are a New Zealand citizen and on the electoral roll. On October 12 Northlanders will vote for nine regional councillors representing seven, constituencies

— Te Hiku, Hokianga-Kaikohe, Coast North, Coastal Central, Whangarei Urban, Coastal South and Kaipara. Coastal North and Whangarei Urban each have two council seats. Nomination forms and candidate information booklets will be available from July 19 from any NRC office and copies can be downloaded at Voting documents will be sent out from September 20, and must be returned in the envelope provided by noon on Saturday October 12.


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Squash nationals date A lifetime of medicine documented  by Rose Rees-Owen

 by Rose Rees-Owen

Coach, Mike Schimanski, couldn’t be prouder of the D and E grade Maungaturoto women’s squash teams.

When Dr Maurice Matich retired in 2000 he began to write about poignant moments in his life.

The teams won their division at the regional competition and are fundraising to go to nationals. “Our E grade team battled hard against both Mangakahia and Whangarei to come out winners and our D grade fought relentlessly to come out with a win against Kamo.” Both teams are eligible for the national competition however due to timing and funding, they have decided to combine the teams into one.  The Maungaturoto squash team, back from left: Karina Allen, Phillip Tana (coach), Mirna Manuell, Fiona Hailes, “Our girls have been and Michelle Schimanski. Front from left: Denise Guy, training since April for Mel Coates. Absent Terri Donaldson the right to be able to represent Northland.” businesses have got on board and It will be a competitive four days donated products and vouchers as well with the national competition taking as giveaway prizes on the night. place August 21–25 in Tauranga Adding to the suspense the game and Wanganui. show was known for, there will also be To raise funds, the team will be some booby prizes including chocolate hosting an ‘It’s in the Bag’ night, based fish and fish and chip vouchers. on the game show where contestants “It will be a night to remember and choose to either take a known amount all in aid of sending a competitive side of money or a mystery prize in the bag. to represent Northland.” Prizes include a scenic flight for five It will be held at the Maungaturoto from Go North and accommodation Country Club, August 17 at 7pm with in the Bay of Islands. Mike says local a $15 entry fee. ¢

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 Maurice and Maureen Matich outside their family home which was set up as a doctor’s surgery in 1950

Over a decade later, the autobiography, From Beacon Point — My Journey, My Story has been published by Phantom House with a book launch planned at the Lighthouse Function Centre on August 4. The book documents the Matich and Silich families immigration from Croatia right through to reflections of old age and in some ways it’s a tale about ‘the New Zealand dream’. His parents arrived from Croatia in 1906. His father arrived with £16.00 in his pocket and became a gum digger. His parents valued education and through hard work ensured that six of their eight children gained tertiary qualifications. Maurice became a respected doctor and within his career he became Chairman of the Medical Association of New Zealand and was influential in a number of policies including being involved with introducing ACC legislation and advocating for Maori health. Dr Matich was the first New Zealand born Croatian to study medicine. After completing his studies in Otago, he set up a general practice at what is now the family home in Hokianga Road, Dargaville, in 1950. “This house has always been a doctors’ house,” says Maurice, and is protected under the Historical Places Trust. It was built in 1924 by Dr Crump. Maurice’s wife Maureen says, “this

house is blessed. Our son Damian was born here, our daughter Amanda baptised here and our daughter Siobhan married here. Dr Crump died here while consulting with a patient.” In the 1950s, Maurice was one of only three doctors serving the Kaipara area. Most days the line of patients outside his house was often long, so they had to provide seating down the surgery ramp. As well as the general practice, he made house visits often travelling great distances, and he worked at the Te Kopuru Maternity Annexe. He delivered around 5,000 babies and supervised many more births. “In my first year, it was the baby boomer period and I would have delivered around 200 babies.” Life was sometimes chaotic for Maurice and his wife Maureen. They raised seven children, and at times it was hard to juggle both work and family. Maureen sometimes had to tell the telephone exchange operators to hold calls to their doctors surgery so she could bathe a baby. Maureen remains very grateful to all the telephone operators' help, “they were a God-send,” she says. He decided to write his memoirs to share with his family their history, and his granddaughter, Tamzen Dunn says, “he’s quite a guy.” ¢

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This has included setting up farms to supply milk directly to these markets. Newton’s Law of every action creates a reaction, surely must apply. If we expect these nations to accept us, either purchasing or leasing land in their countries, surely New Zealand is obliged to reciprocate those same rights. Asian residents now have a major stake in New Zealand for over a hundred years. They are here. Have we forgotten one of Taranaki’s most visionary characters was a small Chinese man called Chew Chong helping to develop the region’s dairy industry, especially the making and refrigeration of butter, being responsible for making one of New Zealand’s most recognised food items, the pound of butter. He also initiated New Zealand’s world famous sharemilking industry, by employing sharemilkers. Many Asians over the years have acquired retail shops and have operated restaurants and food outlets and to their credit, have made a better job of it than some New Zealanders. Dame Whena Cooper, the Northland Maori matriarch advised Maori, if you want to dilute the influence of the pakeha, marry them. Maybe the same should apply to the Asians. Many successful New Zealand marriages have taken place with Asian spouses. Land is the basis of New Zealand’s wealth. It is a source of the country’s export earnings and will continue to be the principal earner of foreign exchange

for many years. This precious resource must be carefully husbanded to maintain its productive capacity. Changing world market and economic conditions require a flexible approach to planning and land management, particularly when it comes to the urban sprawl. Auckland’s high house prices are much to do with the shortage of land being available for development. More land should be made available for housing development between Auckland and Warkworth. A lot of this land is marginal and suitable for residential development. The government has clearly signalled that it is going to provide the finance necessary to develop the Northern motorway to Wellsford. This will also open up the southern Kaipara district to benefit from the Auckland sprawl. Many southern Kaipara people go to work in Auckland. New Zealand is a multi-cultural country, a land of immigrants, Dalmations, English, Poles, Dutch, South Africans, Pa c i f i c Islanders, Asians and others. Surely we need solutions for all New Zealand residents who must be treated fairly and equitably. Intellectual property rights and land are New Zealand’s two most valuable assets. It is always a great risk that New Zealand’s intellectual property rights can be purchased or lost to overseas interests and removed from the country, but they cannot take the land away from New Zealand. ¢

More land should be made available for housing development between Auckland and Warkworth


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Healthy blood vessels Today we want to look at the importance of maintaining good circulation by ensuring the walls of your blood vessels allow for good blood flow at normal levels of blood pressure.

A dog’s tail…

Wen a chile is born…  by Paul Campbell

Well I tell yer readas, The Boss has rilly got me a bit puzzild. Ya see,wen Boss an’ his gerlfrend Sharlene had ankil biter, ya know, tha new baby, yung Sophie, well Boss hada bluddy grate nees up ina woolshed. That wus wen his mate’s arrived an’ they hada reel good night ta ‘wet tha baby’s hed.’ I tole yer befor in fact that I didint no why ya wood wanta wet a babys hed, but anyway, it’s orl happind agen, and wood ya beleeve, even Sharlene and her mum joined in. As ya no, Mum’s wun of me favrite peepile cos she sneeks me great leftovas frum Biss’s dinna. Pork krakling and stuff. But enyway, last week, tha drive wuz filld up wiv cars, an’ tractas, an’ a cupla motabikes too, Boss had lites strung ina woolshed, an’ a cupla kegs fruma pub. Sharlene an’ her frinds all spint tha day bakin’ cakes, ana Boss also kilt a muttin, an’ stuk it ona gas spit thingy wot he got ata Mistry Creek Feel Daze. So it wuz orl on her ona proppity. Then Mum tole me: “we gunna wet tha baby’s hed, Billy.” But like I sed, I wuz rilly puzzild, because we alreedy had nees up fer Sophie. (I havint rilly seen mucha tha new kid, cos it’s bin rainin’ a lot an’ too kold fer her ta be outside. But Sharlene

showed her frew tha winder. Not much ta look at eh?) Anyway, I manijd to overhear that Chippa bloke, wot tha Boss corls a ‘blimmin orstraylin’ cos he’s always skitin’ about how tha Ossies are betta at everythin. Mine you, he’s bin a bit kwite since Boss an’ me wotched that Inglish fellas beet tha Ossies ina footy. Anyway, Boss an’ I wuz ata Pub, an’ I herd Chippa tell Albee an’ Plumba that Boss was havin’ a hooley fer tha prinz.’ An’ tha pinny dropped. We wuzzint havin’ another nees up fer Sophie. It wus cos the Inglish peeple gotta new baby as well asa Boss. But ifa Boss gunna hava nees up evry time sum kid gets borned, we neva gunna get any werk done ona farm eh? Well, Mum put me rite. “Its Royil Baby, Billy,” she sed. It’s bit like if you, wots a champeen eye dog, wiv a grate pedigree (that meens my Pappy and Gran Pappy were grate champeen eye dogs too) ya got good blud lines. If yer hada litta of pups, then Boss wud celerbrate too. So I see tha lojic now. Let’s party!

If blood vessels lose their elasticity they can offer greater resistance to circulating blood which requires the heart to pump harder to achieve good circulation. Compare your blood vessels with a garden hose. The green plastic is supple allowing for flexibility while the white webbing provides strength. As the hose ages it becomes less flexible and may crack and leak. This is much like how free radicals damage elastin and collagen proteins causing stiffness and weakness in blood vessels. The loss of elasticity and subsequent stiffening of major blood vessels is often caused by reductions in the function of elastic fibres or the cross-linking of supporting collagen fibres. This loss of elasticity is often a contributor to hypertension. Primary Hypertension is the name for elevated blood pressure where there is no specific cause. Research does suggest that free radicals (oxidative stress) play a role in damaging blood vessels thus causing an increase in blood pressure. A paper published in Hypertension Research (Rodrigo, 2007) compared free radical activity in 30 people with primary hypertension compared with 30 healthy people. The study confirmed that markers of oxidative stress were significantly higher in those with hypertension. Over the years I have observed many people improve their blood pressure using nutritional therapy. With diet we want to target foods high in compounds called polyphenols and vitamin C. I always add antioxidant supplement complexes that are high in grape seed OPC’s, high in vitamin C and other complementary compounds. While results vary a lot, some people, especially those with slightly elevated blood pressure can notice a return to more normal levels of blood pressure. Give me a call if you need more information. John Arts (B.Soc.Sci, Dip Tch, Adv.Dip.Nut.Med) is a Nutritional Therapist and founder of Abundant Health Ltd. Contact John on 0800 423 559 or email john@johnarts. Join his weekly newsletter at For product information visit

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

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• All general engineering requirements • Suppliers of Waikato Milking Systems • Lowara Pumps • Hi Tech Effluent Systems

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Les Sweeney Builders • New Housing • Commercial • Alterations • Additions

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

Ph 09 439 6544

New patients welcome!

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

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

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Make Your Life easier! use our services now! • Pipe & Steel Supplies • LTNZ Approved Workshop • General, Agricultural & Structural Engineering • Mobile Welding Services • General Repairs & Maintenance • 2 Ton Gantry Crane • Plate Roller, Profile Cutter & Press Brake • de-CRAP-it®, Landplane®, Serious Incinerator® • Field Rollers, Water Carts • Kumara Gear

Established over 60 years your local funeral director Male and Female staff available to discuss all funeral arrangements Pre-paid and pre-arranged funeral options

Newman Engineering (2004) LTD

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Northland Laser Drainage Ltd Neil Carter Trading as

Subsurface Drainage Specialists (Nth) All Services & Maintenance Available

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WindoW & door ServiceS WINDOW & DOOR SERVICES

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Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 09 439 6933

Closing date for classified advertising for the 6 August 2013 edition is 10am, Monday 5 August 2013. See our terms and conditions online at For Sale


DRY SWAMP kauri, (best burning firewood) $80 cube, will deliver Dargaville area. Phone 09 439 4098 or 021 114 0568.

FREE TO GOOD HOME. Female red Doberman, approx 2 yrs. House trained (big teddy bear). Suit family with no other dogs. Genuine enquiries only. Phone A/H 021 267 6417.

WOODFIRES Full range of wood fires in store excellent brands to suit all homes. We supply and install


½ price sale WHEN:

1 August 2013 WHERE:

Hospice Shop  09 439 6123 102 Jervois St Dargaville Mon to Fri 7am - 5pm

Public Notices


TWO WEEKS ONLY! all items ½ price Excluding Furniture

Work Wanted 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.

Pinaki Sand & Clean Fill 09 439 1505 027 614 6309 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

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

Nurseries & Plants WHOLESALE PRICES for native plants from Babylon Coast Gardens Ltd. We have a great range of native and coastal tolerant plants availale 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 BAYLYS BEACH, 1 Bdrm studio, $170p/w, pets ok, N/S. Phone 021 1256 954. 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.

Phone: 09 439 1651 Mobile: 021 188 0733 Email: carcareshine @gmail. com

SEMI-RETIRED, GARDEN maintenance, painting, small carpentry work, house hand wash, paint-stripping back to wood windows etc. Long experience, available now, good rate. Phone Robert 027 423 1166.


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

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

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

Situations Vacant ATS MAINTENANCE requires a hammerhand, must have initiative, full drivers licence and some experience. Training will be given to the right applicant. Please Phone 09 439 8628 between 9am to 3pm Mon-Fri.

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. 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. Please forward applications to Closes Wednesday the 31st of July.

The Kaipara District Council has released the draft Community Assistance Policy for public consultation. The submission period will run from 30 July 2013 to 30 August 2013. A copy of the draft policy is available on Council’s website: It can also be viewed at Council’s offices in Mangawhai and Dargaville. A hard copy of this document can also be requested by contacting Council’s helpful Customer Service Centre staff on 09 439 3123 or 0800 727 059. Once you have completed your submission you can: • DELIVER IT

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

Public Notices 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. FREE & CONFIDENTIAL NW Family Budgeting Service. Advice and complete money management if required. Call at 5 Portland Street or phone 09 439 8592. QUILT SHOW, coming soon, Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th August. Fosters Arcade. Proceeds to local charities.

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

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AGM MondAy A Ay AuGust 12 at 7pm

“Path Through Grief” 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

PUBLIC NOTICE The Kaipara District Council has released three draft policies for public consultation. The submission period will run from 30 July 2013 to 30 August 2013. The three policies are: • Rates Postponement Policy for Mangawhai Targeted Rates (draft)

Property Maintenance

CHIMNEY SWEEPING, is your fire safe? Winter is upon us! Have peace of mind. For insurance, have it cleaned, serviced, checked and repaired. Phone John 09 439 5289 a/hrs or 022 642 1376 Crawford Solutions.

Bereavement Support Group will be held on Monday 5 August 2013 In the Nurses’ Lounge at Community Health, Dargaville Hospital 10 am - 12 noon


HOUSE FOR rent at Baylys Beach. 3 bedrooms, $250 per week. References required. Ring Mark 027 665 0308.

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.

Public Notices

• Earthquake-prone Buildings Policy (draft) • Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy (draft)

VOLUNTEERS WANTED Can you offer the gift of time? We are looking for caring people to join our team of volunteers.

No experience is necessary and training will be provided. There are many ways to volunteer that can utilize the talents of both men and women of all ages. Volunteers are needed to help with fundraising, shop support and patient related activities. You will be part of the Hospice Family, who pride ourselves in belonging to an organization that provides care and support for people and their families of all cultures, who are experiencing an illness that is unable to be cured.

ALL OF OUR SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE Initial Training commencing Wednesday 28 August 2013

Please contact Hospice Kaipara Office to register your interest or for more information: 09 439 3330 ext 6716

Each draft proposal together with its own summary of information is available on Council’s website: These documents can also be viewed at Council’s offices in Mangawhai and Dargaville. Hard copies of the documents can also be requested by contacting Council’s helpful Customer Service Centre staff on 09 439 3123 or 0800 727 059. Once you have completed your submission you can: • DELIVER IT

to either of Council’s offices in Mangawhai or Dargaville


online at


to Kaipara District Council, Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340




to 09 439 6756

We must receive your submission by 4.30pm Friday 30 August 2013.


Please note change of dates for applications. The Creative Communities Scheme supports and encourages local communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in art activities. Under the scheme “the arts” are broadly defined as “all forms of creative and interpretative expression” Criteria: Projects must meet one or more of the following funding criteria: Broad community involvement – The project will create opportunities for local communities to engage with and participate in arts activities Diversity – The project will support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of local communities, enriching and promoting their uniqueness and cultural diversity Young people – The project will enable and encourage young people (under 18 years) to engage with and actively participate in the arts. To get an application form and read more about the guidelines check out our website or phone Kaipara District Council on 0800 72 7059 or for advice phone the Committee Chairperson Debbie Evans on 0275 586 272 The amount of funding available for the whole district is approximately $8,000 Applications, for events commencing after 1 October 2013, must be in Council’s hands no later than 5.00pm on Friday 30 August 2013. The meeting to consider these applications will be held in September 2013.

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Historic Kaipara DARGAVILLE N.Z. THURSDAY, JULY 30 1913

Automotive Services

Notice of iNteNtioN



est 1954

General Engineers Suppliers of tools to the workingmen of the Kaipara

Keys cut to fit ever y lock


Key cutting for the security of moder n automobiles Normanby Street, Darg aville Hitching Rail outside main entrance. No dogs permitted in workshop

Your local FORD dealership since 1921

The most peerless automotive engineer’s in all Her Majesty’s colonies Issuers of Governmental Warrants for the Fitness of Motor Vehicles A Most Excellent Standard of Workmanship Guaranteed & Flawless Repairs Undertaken

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Dargaville’s History lives at Norfolk Court – from the grand old homestead of Joseph Dargaville Himself, to the memories and stories of our residents charting the history of our town, this place is home to a rich heritage. It’s also a home we’d be proud to share with you or your loved ones – visit us soon to discuss your plans for the future

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You are cordially invited to visit our modern offices in the township anytime to view our large property portfolio. Prompt, friendly service. Water your horse while you wait.

A fine selection of automobiles, utility vehicles, vans for the workingman and many more PLUS Full workshop facilities for all marques of motor carriage! Contact us today via Alexander Bell’s new telephone device. 09 439 7315


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est 1921

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VOL : 2






Historic Kaipara

History, courage and dedication — one hundred years of service by Paul Campbell

When the town of Dargaville was first founded it was built on timber – the massive kauri forests of the Kaipara provided the raw materials to cultivate a thriving colonial economy. But it was also built largely from timber, and supported by industries prone to flammable accidents. Boats caulked with tar and pitch, ropes and stays woven from hemp, piles of pit-sawn logs… it was only a matter of time before the formation of a dedicated Fire Brigade became a high priority. In the year of 1913, just months before the world was plunged into the Great War, that first band of men was brought together, chartered and equipped to protect the bustling town of Dargaville from fire.

By modern standards their equipment seems primitive – there were no ‘jaws of life’, no high-powered pumps driven by diesel engines, and even the old fashioned uniforms were more akin to police attire than the heatresistant garments of today. But Dargaville’s current group of volunteer firefighters do share one thing with their centenarian counterparts – a dedication to duty which has seen them save many, many lives over the years. This year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the foundation of Dargaville’s Fire Brigade, capping a century of

A long tradition of independent press

hard work and heroism. The sacrifices made by ordinary men and women who take time away from work and family to protect the town will be celebrated, and there will be a ‘parade through time’ of fire appliances for all to enjoy, centred around the 27th and 28th of September. Plans are afoot to include firefighting demos alongside the ranks of bright red and chrome engines, which will include everything from a converted Land Rover 4x4 all the way through to a ‘classic’ fire truck, currently being restored by Gillespie’s expert panel and paint team.

Recent fundraising efforts led by our local branch of the BNZ bank have seen participating stores in town dress piggy banks to garner donations for the centenary celebrations, as well as going to continue the good work which the brigade carry out every day. A measure of the goodwill which Dargaville feels for their fire volunteers can be seen in the huge number of creatively dressed little pigs which were entered. Local bookstore owner and lifetime member of the Brigade (having served as a volunteer for many years) Noel Moran,

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But 130 years ago, when Dargaville man W.A. Ellis set out to print the region’s very first newspaper, his task was one which required molten lead, india ink, reams of paper and a press which would have been familiar in shape and function to Johannes Gutenberg himself. Mr Ellis established his newspaper — the Northern Wairoa Gazette — thirteen decades ago, at a time Photo courtesy Brian Eastwood when Dargavillte’s The original front-plate of the Gazette, showing founder still lived in a typically ‘Victorian baroque’ style of print his large villa on the site of what is now Norfolk Court backed by Mr Dargaville himself) and the town was a thriving timber after a takeover in 1890; soon the and ship-building settlement. His pre-eminent paper in town was the initial success was swiftly imitated new Wairoa Bell. The days of these early news by Te Kopuru school teacher Mr pioneers were numbered when John Stallworthy, who would go on to be a major figure in the local the mighty North Auckland Times media industry. His Kopuru Bell arrived – a publication which was eventually merged with the would go on for nearly a century, Northern Advertiser (which was until the torch of a Kaipara-owned and operated press was passed on to your current local paper, the Kaipara Lifestyler.

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The original brigade members form up with their (at the time) modern fire-fighting machiner y

has even conducted extensive research to compile a book about the history of Dargaville’s firefighters. With details about major fires the volunteers have braved, the changing faces and the ongoing story of this century-old establishment, this publication is sure to prove popular. It is to be printed soon, but pre-orders are being accepted now at moran’s bookstore in central Dargaville. More details about the celebrations, and how you can show your support, will be published here in the Lifestyler as we approach the big days.

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by Andy Bryenton

Photo courtesy Dargaville Volunteer Fire Brigade

Photo courtesy Dargaville Volunteer Fire Brigade

The first motor fire appliance of the Dargaville brigade — this light and lean fire truck was built by Brown Brothers in Mangawhare, a complete ‘custom’ job which was the hot rod of its day

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