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Dargaville’s artistic weekend Ex-Dargaville player makes the league big-time Shane Pumipi is one happy dragon …


p Queen’s Birthday weekend was a creative experience for people who took part in the Dargaville Arts Association Workshop Weekend. Budding artists and singers from the Kaipara and further afield came to town for a series of two-day workshops on painting with Pauline Gough, vocal harmony with Maura and Peter Flower and making jewellery with Jenny Crundwell. Ms Gough says her workshop went well with eight eager students. “We had a lot of fun. We held it in my garage and we were able to dry our paintings outside.” The event concluded with a dinner and fundraising auction at the Northern Wairoa Hotel. Association chairman Allan Mortensen said all events were well attended and the auction was a great success. Money raised will be used to help support the Muddy Waters Gallery in Dargaville, which is an outlet for artwork produced by association members.

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Talks underway to settle Mangawhai rates dispute u by Colin Patterson

The warring parties in the long-standing Mangawhai rates dispute are now talking to each other and considering proposals to settle their differences.

Supermarket opening will be community event

Dargaville’s new Countdown supermarket will open in August


Last month High Court Justice Paul Heath ruled that the council acted unlawfully in building the EcoCare sewerage scheme and then on several subsequent occasions increasing rates to cover cost overruns on the project. However, Justice Heath refused to order repayment of illegally-charged rates, saying they had been validated

by legislation passed by Parliament. He did order a tele-conference between the parties to be held after June 20, at which he would consider counsel’s submissions on his judgement and possible declarations to resolve outstanding matters. In a posting on its Facebook page, Mangawhai Ratepayers and Residents

Association chairman Bruce Rogan said the parties were now talking to each other. “The situation is very fluid, with extensive legal review and discussion under way, including new discussions between the MRRA and the Commissioners, initiated by them, which are productive, cordial and candid.” continued on page 4 …

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p Ruawai College’s much-anticipated Fire & Ice ball was ‘a truly fantastic event’ and the culmination of six weeks’ planning, many meetings and numerous hours of hard work. After a few hours of vigorous dancing, it was time for a royal announcement as Archie Murphy and Hinemoa Retimana were named king and queen and Robian Downing and Sade Langdon were named prince and princess. After accepting their awards the recipients were invited to lead the slow-dance. From left: Robian Downing, Sade Langdon, Hinemoa Retimana and Archie Murphy.

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p Ronald McDonald House provides a place to stay for the families of sick children receiving medical care at Auckland’s Starship Hospital. When this worthy charity needs help, they turn to the public for donations to keep their vital service open for Kiwi kids. Last week the Ray White real estate company hit the streets around New Zealand to do their part — here in Dargaville Jean Johnson and the team organised a successful sausage sizzle and cupcake bake to raise funds and keep families together in their time of need.


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Powhiri welcomes new CEO u by Joanne Speechly

A moving powhiri has welcomed Lisa Tolich into her new role as CEO of the Kauri Museum.

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Shane Pumipi is one happy dragon, even though there is no fire coming out his nostrils. The 24-year-old former Dargaville High student made his debut for the St George Illawarra Dragons earlier this month, fulfilling a dream of playing in the world’s toughest rugby league competition. His mother, Dargaville High’s deputy principal Takiri Pumipi is stoked at her son’s success and says her extended whanau were glued to the television as Shane made his first appearance against the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Unfortunately, it was not a winning debut, as the Dragons lost 29–10. “He was so nervous before the game, because he was playing above his grade,” says Mrs Pumipi. “He did 24 tackles. He loved it.” She says Shane enjoys being in a team that includes fellow Kiwis Benji Marshall and Jason Nightingale, and p Shane Pumipi trains with the St George Illawarra Dragons enjoyed playing a team owned by Kiwi-born movie star Russell Crowe. stop her. “It’ll be worth it.” It was a good Mrs Pumipi, her husband and Shane’s move, because Shane again came off 78-year-old grandmother flew to Australia the bench and the Dragons won 30–0. Shane moved to Australia in 2008. last weekend to watch the Dragons play the Cronulla Sharks. When she booked Since then he’s played for minor grade Mrs Pumipi had no idea if Shane would teams before moving to the Dragons even be picked to play. But that didn’t earlier this year. ¢

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Fred Tito, Bernard Makoare and director of Auckland Museum, Roy Clare, spoke on behalf of Lisa and her manuhiri, with Haare Williams providing spiritual leader ship and support. “Auckland Museum is very proud that one of its senior members of staff has competed successfully to lead the Kauri Museum,” said Roy. “We wish Lisa every success in her exciting and important new role.” “I am looking forward to working with a talented, dynamic team,” says Lisa. p Lisa Tolich (centre) being welcomed to the Kauri Museum last Tuesday “All of whom are passionate about sharing the story of the Kauri the core business of attracting tourism Tree and its historical relationship revenue. Gabriel and Sandie Thompson with this community.” from Arapaoa Marae were joined by Lisa said she hoped to work chairman of the Otamatea Kauri & alongside community groups to Pioneer Museum Board, Peter King and establish collaborative projects, the Kauri Museum’s, Colleen Glass in which will add value over and above welcoming Lisa to the community. ¢

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Talks underway to settle Mangawhai rates dispute Mr Rogan says the discussions have made progress. “I believe we are getting an open-minded hearing on proposals to resolve the situation. But there’s a lot of work to do.” He says both the association and the council would like to agree on joint declarations that the judge will sign off and which will then have the force of law.” In the meantime, the association is advising its members to continue their rates strike. “We will come back to you as soon as possible with advice about whether or not to pay any of the withheld rates. Pending this advice, please patiently wait a little longer in the knowledge that we are hard at work advancing your interests.” Meanwhile the council says it is owed $6.3 million in rates from residents taking part in the rates strike. Council chief executive Steve Ruru says the council dealt with the loss of income in the 2013/14 financial year by deferring a number of roading projects, including reseals, pavement rehabilitation and sealing unsealed roads. These projects had been included on the New Zealand Transport Agency’s programme for local works and would have attracted a subsidy from NZTA. As the council was unable to come up with its share of the capital cost,

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the projects were deferred. But if the outstanding rates are paid the council will be able to proceed. “There’s two years of work we’re proposing to do in one,” he says. “We’ve got $17.5 million in capital works to do. It’s usually $8 to $9 million.” However, if the council is unable to do the work in the 2014/15, that could pose problems. “If we don’t get the rates, theoretically we could lose the subsidy. If there are any problems we’ll talk to NZTA.” ¢

The Newman Engineering Baylys 2 Dargaville Run/Walk is to be held on Sunday, June 22. Walkers and runners have two options this year — the longer 12km route from Baylys Beach starting at 9.30am, or the shorter option of 6.8km, which will start at Rick’s Paint Shop on Baylys Coast Road at 9am. Free buses will leave from Logan Street, beside Memorial Park, p Head west for the Baylys 2 Dargaville Run/Walk, to be held on Sunday, June 22 to deliver participants to their respective start lines from 8am. Entries can be made online at www. More FM will host the post-event or pick up an entry prize giving at Memorial Park from form from Sport Northland offices or 12 noon where there will be plenty of ASB Banks. Entries close on Wednesday spot prizes up for grabs, from ASB, 18 June with no entries accepted on Fullers GreatSights, Asics and Gen-i. All the day. The next events in the series will Northland adults who enter the event will go into the draw to win the Fiat 500 be the Juken NZ Kaitaia Run/Walk on from Pacific Motor Group. Sunday 3 August, the ACC Whangarei The car, currently being driven by Half Marathon and 9km Run/Walk More FM breakfast host Angela ‘Flash’ on Sunday 22 September and the Gordon, will be drawn following the final event in the 2014 series will be final event in the series, the Fullers the Fullers GreatSights Kerikeri Half GreatSights Kerikeri Half Marathon. Marathon on Saturday 15 November. ¢ Read the newspaper online

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Supermarket opening will be community event u by Colin Patterson

Dargaville’s new Countdown supermarket will open in August.

Changing of the guard u by Joanne Speechly

Bill and Jenny Ponsonby are exchanging aprons for bike helmets and hanging up their tea towels. The outgoing owners of Paparoa’s Village Cafe say that after seven and half years , it is time to move on. “Our daughter, Alana [Wirtanen], was working at the cafe when the opportunity arose to buy it but she has subsequently moved on,” says Bill. “She has children now, with another on the way, so we are dead keen to be grandparents and move on to the next phase of life. “We’re still young at heart and I have two motorcycles, p Time to move on for Bill and Jenny Ponsonby so away we go!” Bill and Jenny moved to the Kaipara us through thick and thin and to our in 1992 and, prior to owning the cafe, Tania and Alana who have been the spent a considerable amount of time best staff.” Tania Norden-Ross will continue to in the horticultural industry, exporting sandersonia flowers. More recently work at the cafe with new owners John however, the favoured crops have been and Carolyn Muskett, also of Paparoa the edible variety, which are used in the and Bill and Jenny would like to wish them all the best. cafe kitchen. “John is a chef by trade and they Bill says he probably won’t miss getting up at the crack of dawn but he have been quite heavily involved with will miss the little things, particularly catering. No doubt they’ll put their own the customers and their appreciation of stamp on the cafe and have people what they do. “We would like to say a big travelling from all over the Kaipara just thank you to the locals who supported to eat here!” ¢





Construction of the new store has been underway since last year and it was originally set to open this month. Countdown’s Northland area manager Jo McNaught says the opening on August 19 will be a big event. “We’re planning on getting the community involved. We hope to have a carnival atmosphere.” The store will open its doors on Tuesday at 8.30am. But Ms McNaught says events will continue for the rest of the week. The current supermarket is more than 40 years old, is p New store — new beginnings. The Countdown cramped and does not meet Dargaville team are looking forward to a brand new supermarket the needs of 21st century shoppers. “The new store is a lot three weeks will help in Dargaville when bigger — twice the size or more. We’ll their work in Whangarei is finished. be a much better and more modern Once the new store opens the old offering. There’ll be an increased range, supermarket will be demolished, a job especially in fresh food.” Ms McNaught expects will take at least She says all the staff in the current three weeks. She acknowledges that shoppers store will move to the new supermarket, while some temporary staff will be coming from the car park will have to employed to manage the transition to pass a demolition site to enter the the new store. In addition, some staff new store. “Everything will be done to employed for the opening of a new lessen the impact. We want to make supermarket in Regent, Whangarei in sure everyone is safe.” ¢

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New principal for Ruawai College u by Colin Patterson

Ruawai College’s new principal is looking forward to the challenge of the job. Glenis Woodhead, who is currently Assistant Principal Head of English at Garin College in Nelson, has been appointed to replace Stephen Fordyce who is retiring after 13 years. Mrs Woodhead starts her new job on July 21. Garin College is an integrated Catholic school. However, Mrs Woodhead says she expects no problems returning to the state system. “Garin College is the first time I’ve taught in a Catholic school.” Before Garin, Mrs Woodhead taught at Macleans College, a school in the Auckland suburb of Bucklands Beach with a roll of more than 2,500, making it one of New Zealand’s largest secondary schools. Ruawai College with about 190 students is a big change but one Mrs Woodhead is looking forward to. “Ruawai College is a very successful

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school with fabulous ERO reports. It’s a matter of finding what works and helping it work even better.” Mrs Woodhead says schools like Ruawai College need to ensure they offer courses that attract students, especially with increasing consolidation of rural land ownership meaning fewer families living on the land — and fewer potential students. College board of trustees chairman John Blackwell says there was keen interest in the principal’s position and trustees went through a robust appointment process. He says they flew Mrs Woodhead up for an interview and she impressed members with her knowledge of the school and her awareness of Maori culture. “She is an eager learner.” Mrs Woodhead has a grown up family. She and her husband will live in Pahi.


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The all-day workshop is on Wednesday June 18 at the Lion of Judah/Solid Rock building on River Rd. It is open to young people in years seven to 13, teachers and youth workers. Registrations are limited to 25 people. It is organised by The Outlook for Someday, a sustainability film project for young people which is running 35 workshops across the country. p From left: Jas Hazeldine, Marnie Jones, Sam Willdig and Nikolai Puharich at the Outlook for Someday “The objective of The workshop 2013 Outlook for Someday is to help empower young people as storytellers of up to five minutes. The 2014 entry of significance,” says David Jacobs, deadline is September 12. director of Connected Media, the Last year, winning filmmakers received charitable trust which runs the project. their awards from New Zealand and “Young people lead the rest of society Hollywood film director Andrew Adamson as digital natives. We encourage them at a red carpet awards ceremony to use their skills and develop their own in Auckland. distinctive voice as storytellers.” If you are interested in the Outlook for Someday also runs a film Dargaville workshop, you can register challenge that asks people aged up to at 24 to make a sustainability-related film workshops. ¢

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Ewan Cornor has been recognised in Sport Northland’s eighth Lotto Sport Maker draw. The Dargaville resident was selected alongside two fellow volunteers, from the Far North and Whangarei, for their contribution towards making sport happen in their communities. Ewan joined the Dargaville Tennis Club committee in 2009 and has held various volunteer positions, including secretary and club captain. He has also been active in helping to maintain

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Selwyn Park School launched a month-long fundraiser on Monday, which will not only benefit students but also recognises some exceptional people in the community. Dargaville Westpac Person of the Year 2014 is a new initiative that runs until Thursday, July 3 and six people have been nominated for the top honour. “We want to encourage all of Dargaville and all of the nominees friends and family to go into Westpac Dargaville to vote. If people would like to vote but can’t get into the bank, they can ask someone to vote on their behalf,” says Erica Tebbutt, who is helping to organise the event. Votes cost $1 each, donations are welcome and the bank will also be running a raffle. Ray White have also offered their support and will donate

$10 from every property tidy-up job they get throughout the duration of the fundraiser. One lucky customer will win back the entire cost of their tidy-up. Phone 027 626 9687 to register your garden tidyup. Money raised during the fundraiser will go towards the school’s wish list, totalling $93,000. It includes a school trip to Auckland Zoo, six compatible tablets for each classroom, classroom kitchen, flu jabs for all students and the annual salary for an extra teacher aide. Nominees are Vern Woods, Janet Froggatt, Louie Pivac, Colleen Urlich, Rex Nathan and Anaru Tana. ¢

p Selwyn Park School students launch their ambitious fundraiser with Westpac Dargaville


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Mid-Winter Christmas Voucher

In pursuit of trivia fun A hub of health u by Andy Bryenton

u by Joanne Speechly

It’s all happening at the Club’s ‘trivial pursuit’ themed quiz night on the 21st of June, when quizmaster James Nyssen picks up the mic and starts the fun. Teams of six will compete for bragging rights and glory, facing a barrage of trivia which James promises will be entertaining rather than geniuslevel challenging. After all, the evening is all in good fun — a chance to sample the Dargaville club’s legendary hospitality while supporting a great local sporting cause. It all kicks off at 7.30pm on

Saturday the 21st, and the Club are actively recruiting new teams to get amongst the action. With prizes up for grabs alongside the kudos of being dubbed ‘Dargaville’s sharpest mind’, there’s also the added attraction of a hearty meal beforehand and the promise of some liquid refreshment to get those brain cells sparking. Register your interest now, gather your mates, and come out to support your local team! It’s going to be a night to remember, and a must-see for fans of shows like Stephen Fry’s ‘QI’. ¢

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Winter means it’s time for hot and hearty comfort food, and sometimes the very best of this kind of fare comes from old fashioned recipes. case. It’s a roll-call of old favourites taken from the original restaurant’s archives — of course, all kinds of succulent seafood, but also a variety of blackboard specials which are sure to impress. Fish pan-fried in golden breadcrumbs makes a welcome return for those who are watching their figures, served up with lashings of home-made tartare sauce — a secret recipe which is unique to the Matich’s cookbook. Good old Kiwi tucker rarely comes with this kind of pedigree — served under the same banner since the middle of last century, and still a favourite today. ¢



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It’s electric — and funky u by Andy Bryenton

Baylys Beach is set to rock again this winter as indie powerhouse Ghosts of Electricity bring their furious album release tour to the west coast in style. On Saturday June 21 the band, who have recently finished recording their new EP in scenic Raglan, come further north to play a single show at the Funky Fish, backed up by fellow musos Stone the Crows and Black Science. A tasty concoction of sounds is not the only new thing on the menu there, either. The Funky Fish is famed not just as a locale for avante-garde music, but also — perhaps primarily — as an

acclaimed restaurant, and the arrival of a new chef is spicing up their winter menu, with new dishes on offer to tempt local gourmands away from home and hearth. With two very fresh and funky reasons to pay them a visit, the Funky Fish is looking like the place to be these cold months. Make best use of this fine excuse to stop by, and enjoy a feast of both taste and sound. ¢


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Fieldays welcomes back a classic u by Andy Bryenton

In these days of massive torque and turbo-charged excess, 15 horsepower doesn’t seem like much. But 15 horses is all that one of our most popular rural icons has needed to drive Kiwi farming, for close to two decades. This will be the 19th year of Kiwi production for the DR200, an offroad bike which was designed from day one to handle tough farming conditions. Suzuki’s research team talked to Kiwi

and farmers (in Wanganui) about their needs in a small-capacity, highendurance two-wheeler, and what they came up with endures today. In fact, this morning around the country, a huge number of DR200 bikes would have been kicked over to gather in the herd on dairy farms from the cape to the bluff. Not a bad record for a bike first built in 1995 — oddly enough, a figure which is within shooting of the little machine’s CC rating. While other


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machines have come and gone, Suzuki dealerships across the country still sell new DR200s on a regular basis — part of the New Zealand farming philosophy being ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. The recipe for the DR200 certainly needs no fixing, though over the years a vast array of aftermarket add-ons have indeed surfaced, up to and including a back pillion rack for the trusty farm dog! Standard kit made to handle the rural life include a super tough o-ring chain,

knobbly, grippy tyres, a powerful halogen headlight and a double side stand — to avoid having to lean the machine up against fence posts! Suzuki are justifiably proud of the long serving nature of their farm ‘workhorse’, and there are no plans afoot to put it out to pasture any time soon. Indeed, the DR200 goes from strength to strength as the years go by — perhaps because so many of the original production run are still putting in a hard day’s work! ¢

Pass mark for centre upgrades It’s all change at the Dargaville Warrant and Repair Centre, with a fresh focus on motorcycles and quads adding to their already busy schedule of cars, vans, and utes. The government’s vehicle testing operations inspector was in town to see if local WOF providers made the grade, and his visit was a resounding success. The green light has been given for WOF service expansions here, adding a new motorcycle mechanic, auto repairs, and a new source for US-imported quads and UTVs. This growing and expanding business is certainly one to watch downtown in Dargaville! ¢

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Europe was the original home of the hot hatchback — a class defined by cars like the Peugeot 205 turbo, the original Golf GTI and the Renault Clio sport. Front-drive, compact firecrackers with plenty of get up and go, designed to put a smile on drivers’ faces for a fraction of the cost of a supercar. But the original crop of hot hatches were surpassed by two things — the desire for better comfort and safety was one. The rise of Japanese auto dominance was the other, as the torch was passed to rivals like Honda’s CR-X and Civic Type R for a new generation. Now things have come full circle with the arrival of the new Euro-spec Honda Civic, a car which seamlessly blends the best of the hot hatch’s European roots with a forward-looking Japanese aesthetic, and the engineering knowhow of Honda’s development labs. The result is a handsome beast, with design cues taken from previous classics (note that CR-X like split rear glass) and a pleasantly surprising combination of fun and practicality for 21st-century drivers. On the road, the Euro Civic commands attention with its distinctive looks and that retro-futurist rear light bar. But it’s the balance and poise of the little four-door hatch on the open highway which truly impress. The five-speed box rarely needs to come out of third gear in town, but find the twisting rural tarmac and those wide-open gears hit their stride, delivering plenty of smiles as the corners keep coming. The modern need for safety and comfort (with all the electronics and mod-cons

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June 10 - 2014


Students learn about career choices u by Colin Patterson

Kaipara district students have lots of career choices available to them and don’t have to leave the area to get good jobs. That was the message for the second Dargaville High School trades and careers day held last week. Some of Dargaville and Northland’s major employers spent a day in the school hall, talking to senior students and giving them an idea of the job opportunities they could offer and what they expect from potential employees. Among the companies taking part were Silver Fern Farms, Toll Holdings, Northpower, ITM, ANZ, BNZ, Newman Engineering, Farrand and Mason, and NorthSouth Multi Media. Organiser Andrew Wade says he is pleased with support from local employers, although it took a lot of hard work to bring everything together. He says the day had an important message. “Instead of Dargaville being seen as a town where you grow up in and leave,

we want young people to know you can grow up and stay. There are career opportunities here.” He says the day encourages senior students to interact with the community. “We want to get the kids to experience the workforce before they leave school. If they work part-time or casual, they get a work ethic and are part of the community.” The day also featured appearances from a fire engine, a forklift and the Jaws of Life. There was also a 12-minute video showing career opportunities in forestry and farming. Senior students from Opononi Area School and Ruawai High School also took part in the day. Mr Wade would like to thank the businesses who took part and the Rotary Club of Dargaville whose sponsorship made the event possible. ¢

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Government debt has risen from 10 billion in 2008 to a projected 70 billion in 3 years time. No wonder John Key is selling off everything he can and desperately looking for overseas investment in NZ.

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Unless there is a party in power that is prepared to take on the current economic system then there can be no meaningful change no matter who is elected this election. Ewan Cornor (Address supplied)

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ACOUSTIC BLACKBOARD Concert — First Thursday of the month — 7.30–9.30pm, Commercial Hotel, River Rd, Dargaville. $2 entry, $2 raffle, tea and coffee. Performers and audience welcome. 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. VILLAGE CAFE Paparoa. Sold. A special thanks to my daughter Alana for all the hard work in the shop creating legendary and delicious slices and cakes. Looking forward to spending more time with you and our lovely baby boys. Love Mum, Jenny Ponsonby, Village Cafe, Paparoa.

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Teacher Aide: 25 hours per week Please send C.V. to: Te Kopuru School P.O.Box 20, Te Kopuru Email: Phone: 09 439 1802 Closing: 18 June, 2014

For Sale DEEP DISH mud mats for your farm ute. Auto One Dargaville — 09 439 8219. TYRE AIR compressor, heavy duty, 12v 150psi. Auto One Dargaville — 09 439 8219. WHEELS 14” 4 stud, suit trailer. $50 pair, with covers. Auto One Dargaville — 09 439 8219.

Cars For Sale

To Let

Need a cheap new Car?

REnt a bay Prime position from $100 per week Ph Alan 0274 992 622

$0 Deposit $50 a week All Types. Simple, reliable, affordable

Got an old car? No Wof, No Rego, No Problems


PLANTING TIME is here. Babylon Coast Gardens Ltd has a great range of native and coastal tolerant plants at wholesale prices. Further discounts for purchases of 50 or more plants, delivery service available. The nursery is open Friday’s and Saturday’s 10am to 4pm and is situated at 1246 Babylon Coast Road Dargaville. Enquiries welcome phone 09 439 4223, email or go to

for your trade in

Sheep Shearing

Txt/ph Ash 021 959757

ANY SIZE flock. Top quality job, good rates. Phone Rob 027 209 0942.

Property Maintenance

Work Wanted

AAA+ PAINTER, wallpapering specialist, roof spray coatings & waterblasting. Phone John 09 439 5289 or 022 642 1376, Crawford Solutions.

BUILDER - BRIAN Wilson. Fences, decks, alterations & additions, retaining walls, painting, maintenance etc. Jobs big and small. Phone 09 431  3101 or 021 0257 6521.

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. PAINTER & DECORATOR — Interior or exterior. Over 25 years experience. Reasonable Rates. Will travel. For free quotes phone: Allen Reeve 027 290 4332. OFFAL HOLES 750dia x 5.5m deep with concrete lid with lift out hatch $408.25 incl GST. Phone Wals Holes 09 437 3936 or 021 932 225. WATER TANK Vacuum clean, Full tank OK, Waste no more than 1,000 litres. $250.00 for up to 25,000 litre tank. Also full pump out and scrub and leaks fixed. Phone Wals 09 437 3936 or 021 932 225 CHIMNEY CLEANING. Is your flue & firebox safe? I have seen some really dangerous ones. So for this season, for checks, cleans and repairs phone John CRAWFORD SOLUTIONS. A/h: 09 439 5289 Cell: 022 642 1376

Dargaville Bobcat Services

REnt a bay

027 271 2022

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

Phone 09 439 4940 Work with your local licensed dealer


For repairs or replacements of your roof or spouting, Call us today for a free onsite consultation

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

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


Any job big or small. We do them ALL

• Stump & Tree Removal • Driveway Prep & Regrading • Calf Shed & Stockyard Cleaning • Post Hole Borer • Tip Truck Available • Trencher


Prime position from $100 per week Ph Alan 0274 992 622

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

Tree Services TREE REMOVAL, pruning, chipping & stump grinding. Qualified and insured. Phone Scott 0800 468 9663. Arborcare Tree Maintenance.

Grazing GRAZING AVAILABLE now, 4-5 hectares, Garbolino Rd, Mangawhai. Call 09 634 1953 or 021 636 195.

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

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

Situations Vacant


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

Norfolk Court Rest Home DARGAVILLE

RN / Clinical Team Leader Min. 3 days/week Minimum of 5 years RN experience in NZ & current practicing cert. essential Enquiries to 09 439 6214 or Rest Home, Dementia, Hospital Care

Monday 23rd June at 5:15pm Lifestyler House, River Rd, Dargaville All Welcome

Situations Vacant Childcare/Educators required • Work from your own home • Care for children 0-6yrs • Flexible hours • On job training

North Kidz Homebased Childcare Phone: 0508 244 532 Email:

Healthy Homes Tai Tokerau, Northland

INSULATION TEAM LEADER & INSTALLERS Full time position available within an insulation business operating out of Kaitaia, the position will be based in the Dargaville region. We are looking for applicants with maturity and someone who enjoys a busy working environment. The successful applicants will have: • Stock control knowledge • Be flexible and motivated • A strong work ethic • Fit and able to get under floors and in ceilings • Not afraid of hard work • Ability to work in confined and difficult working environments • Keen eye for detail and ability to produce high quality work consistently • Flexibility to work overtime and weekends as required • Hold a current full car license (minimum standard) • Ability to accurately measure and assess houses • Ability to complete paperwork to a high standard The ideal persons will have knowledge of the insulation trade, however this is not essential. Please apply by 20th June 2014, email your CV and covering letter to

All Beef aged Salami ~ Bacon ~ Ham ~ Sausages Hamburger Patties Traditional Manuka wood smoked Bacon, Ham & Salami

AGM Kauri Coast Development Board

Jean Johnson Realty Ltd REAA 2008

Reception/ Sales Secretary Junior/Intermediate position full time We are looking for a bright, bubbly well presented team player to join our growing team at RayWhite, Dargaville Branch. You must be reliable, thrive in a fast paced work environment and enjoy working closely with the public. You will be responsible for: • Reception • Property advertising & website management • Promotions & events RayWhite national and local promotions • Assisting the Sales Team & Property Manager You will have the following skills: Intermediate to advanced computer skills, min 55wpm, Business Administration Dip, certificate qualifications or relevant work experience. Cash handling experience an advantage but not essential. Training will be provided for our RayWhite systems and Console Property Management programs. Work hours Monday to Friday 9–4pm. Send CV and covering letter to: RayWhite Jean Johnson Realty Ltd Lee Cocurullo, PO Box 414, Dargaville, 09 439 7575 Applications close 4 July 2014



Sunday 15th June from 4:30pm 241 Victoria Street Adult and teenage parts available. Singing and non-singing. Dancing ability preferred but not essential. Please request an Audition Pack Contact Mike 0212233470 Or email

Northern Wairoa Veterinary Club Society

AGM Arapohue Bowling Club Sunday June 29th 1:30pm At The Club Rooms

All Welcome


Tuesday June 24th 7.30pm at the Vintage Machinery Clubrooms at Harding Park Dargaville


Date: 12th July 2014 Venue: Waikara Marae, Start: 10am


• Trust Deed Review • National Park Proposal Update • General Business


AGM Wednesday 25th June at 7pm at The Club Rooms All welcome


Kite Flying Day & Matariki Art Exhibition

SAturdAy 14th June 2014

12.30pm at dargaville Museum - harding Park enter your kite or piece of art and WIn Five Age Groups 5 to 7, 8 to 10, 11 to 12, Senior School & Adult Static kites & art in by Friday 13th of June for judging Flying Competition Saturday 14th of June

Must be at the Museum Saturday to claim prizes

JoIn uS for A fun dAy

Sausage Sizzle - Hot Chips – Drinks on sale


June 10 - 2014


Agents for

Roper & Jones 41 & 45 Montgomery Avenue




5219 State Highway 14











• • • •

$239,000 RACHAEL DE VRIES 021 943 900

$265,000 MICHELLE TOMLINSON 027 339 5937



Portions on Plunket. Two floors of family living. 4 bedrooms on upper level. 2 bedrooms, rumpus & shower room downstairs.

90 Te Kowhai Road, Ruawai




Large north facing 6 bedroom home on 1 acre. Open plan kitchen & dining, 2 bathrooms plus a Kent style fireplace. There is a double garage plus a separate single. Nice rural outlook and only 10 minutes to town. $280,000 CRAIG CLEMENT 021 461 668

47 Pukehuia Road




$360,000 CRAIG CLEMENT 021 461 668




7 Blakey Road, Maungaturoto

Solid home with polished timber floors, recently refurbished, french doors to decks, lots of character. Large concrete floor 100m2 garage with 3m stud makes a great workshop. Shade house. Fruit trees, vege garden. Situated on a flat 6,102m2 site surrounded by farmland. All day sun. Few mins drive to shops. $255,000 REF 1567 RHODA MORRISON 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912



Distressed sale – lifestyle. Gorgeous family home. Large deck, 3 bedrooms, ensuite, modern kitchen dining family, lounge, double garage. Workshops, shed, office. Polyhouse 3,600m2 needs some TLC. Massive price reduction to $499,000 makes this property outstanding value for money, be quick, call Jill NOW! JILL WILSON 021 505 712




87 Hurndall St, Maungaturoto



Priced to Sell 2 bedroom cottage with single garage on flat section located at the end of cul-de-sac approx 2km from Maungaturoto. Currently tenanted. Ideal for first home buyers or investment. REF 1511 SHEILA BOON 027 498 5651

Majestic at Maungaturoto. This beautiful 280m2 home is in two titles. Part of one is zoned residential for potential future investment. If you wish to escape the hustle and bustle of city living, this idyllic lifestyle could be for you. Phone Gary or Jill for an appointment to view this stunning property. $995,000 GARY MORRIS 021 902 087 JILL WILSON 021 505 712

09 439 7295 09 431 1016

Licensed under REAA 2008






Investment Property


3 bedroom home, aluminium joinery, fenced. Has been a good rental property for many years. Rent return of $210 per week. Vendors are motivated and this property is seriously for sale. Right of way section needs a lot of tender loving care.

Fri 20 June 1.00pm | Ray White Office 6 Poto Street Dargaville



Open Home Sun 15 June 1.30–2.00pm Thu 19 June 5.00–5.30pm Kelvin Windsor 027 570 4600




Dargaville 260B Victoria Street

Ray White Dargaville




110 Victoria Street, Dargaville 143 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto


189ha (467 acres) breeding and finishing unit. A good dry stock farm centrally located between Whangarei and Dargaville. Mixed contour subdivided into 40+ paddocks featuring a good range of buildings. Pine tree block ready for milling. Good water, good fertiliser history, great cattle country. $1,987,000 +GST (IF ANY) SELMA PETERS 021 828 402

232 Marohemo Road

Well presented ex show home on approx 9 acres, has 3 bedrooms, open plan living, modern bathroom and a heat pump. Large ½ round barn plus a single garage, established grounds and plenty of decks. Walking distance to primary school.

183 HA

The Whole Farm Package 183 ha. Easy clean contour. Over 40 paddocks. Great beef fattening unit. Self-sufficient water supply. Homestead, cattle yards, concrete floor sheds, old woolshed. Regularly fertilised. Harbour views. 10 mins to boat ramp for great fishing. 147ha bare land option at $1.5m + gst too. $2.1M +GST REF 1568 RHODA MORRISON 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912


Grazing/Finishing Block


Great street. 3 bedroom. 1 bathroom. Open plan living. Conservatory. Double garage. Private deck & courtyard. This well presented home is located in a well regarded street. North facing conservatory and deck with easy care gardens.


83 Bee Bush Road



Honest and true, solid and sound weatherboard. 3 good size bedrooms with wardrobes. The kitchen and dining are open with views. This home will appeal to the gardener who loves to potter, includes glasshouse. Private and sheltered with landscaped grounds and easy drive to both Dargaville and Whangarei.

43 Plunket Street, Dargaville


1182 Tinopai Road, Matakohe



This home must be viewed to fully appreciate its finer features and privacy. Tranquil retreat, 2 sections with 2 titles, 2 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms. Fabulous kitchen. Single carport and double basement garage with internal access. Fully fenced gated property with established gardens. $445,000 RACHAEL DE VRIES 021 943 900

19 Cobham Avenue


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