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A Kaipara businessman and inventor has won world-wide attention with a device to safeguard quad-bike riders from injury or death in rollover accidents

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St John Maungaturoto Youth Division, formed just 15 months ago, has been awarded Northland District Division of the Year …


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Kauri coast staff selected to feature on the front cover of the worldwide Bupa magazine …


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Mr Vernon Suckling, from Ag Tech Industries Ltd in Dargaville, has won the Golden Standard Award for Innovation at the Mystery Creek Fieldays for a quad-bike roll bar which is flexible, while at the same time supporting the weight of the vehicle when upside down. The device attracted the attention of Prime Minister John key at Mystery Creek, as well as innovation scouts from around the world. It is protected by patents. “I took the ATV Lifeguard as we have called it to Mystery Creek because a lot of people go there to look for new ideas,” said Mr Suckling. “I did not think of an award or anything. I was just looking to see it gave others a chance in an accident.” Mr Suckling was inspired to create ATV Lifeguard because crushing is the most common cause of injury and death in quad bike accidents in New Zealand, and Australia. The device is flexible and yeilding instead of solid and rigid, as is the case with roll-over bars currently in use. The segmented construction is a new innovation which has the ability to deflect around a persons body, limbs or head, on impact, while still supporting the full weight of the vehicle. Mr Suckling expects production of the device to be geared up in New Zealand before the end of the year. It has already won approval from the Accident Compensation Corporation, Landcorp,

Mystery Creek Fieldays, Golden Standard Award for Innovation winner, Vernon Suckling discussing his flexible quad-bike roll bar with Prime Minister John Key

the Department of Labour and Australian Health and Safety. Farmers of New Zealand operations director, Bill Guest, says the ATV Lifeguard will be “invaluable.” He added that sheer numbers would ensure a market. “There are 60 million quad bikes across the United States alone. “It is soft at the point of impact when deflected but increasing in vertical strength. It cannot collapse, it can spport tons of weight. It’s strength comes from two fibre

cables inside nylon segments.” The Department of Labour says quad bike accident statistic reinforce the need for safety campaigns, and also the work being done to improve quad bike and farm safety in general. Last summer there were at least 11 separate incidents involving 13 people — with an even split between those that were work-related on the farm, and recreational accidents. Quad bike-related claims cost ACC approximately $8.6 million last year.

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St John Maungaturoto Youth Division, formed just 15 months ago, has been awarded Northland District Division of the Year at the Annual Gold Competition held last month. They are also in the running for Northern Region of the Year later this month “The honour is awarded to the division that has demonstrated growth within the division, attended district courses and training opportunities, shown consistency in badge work and enthusiasm and pride in everything they do,” says divisional manager, Jodie Hosford. “Two gold cadet teams also participated in the competition for the first time and one of the teams received third place in CPR,” adds Jodie. Assistant Divisional Manager and Green and Blue Group leader, Nyree Alcock, also won Northland District Leader of the Year. “Congratulations to all the teams from

the youth division who participated. You all did us very proud.” “We are now getting teams ready for the Penguin, Green and Blue Groups competitions in August.” The cadets are also holding an Art Auction to raise money for St John Appeal Week, June 18-24. Art pieces created by the cadets will be auctioned on Thursday, June 21 at 5.30pm. The station will also be open for viewing Monday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 20, from noon to 1.30pm. For more information, contact Jodie Hosford — Phone 09 431 9090 or email:

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Taniwha Shield 2012 update  St John’s Maungaturoto Blue and Gold Group

The 22 boys in the Otamatea-Rodney squad training for the Taniwha Shield have been hard out training, despite chill temperatures at Maungaturoto Rugby Grounds the other night (gloves are on the agenda for next week’s training). The team has been living and breathing rugby.

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“We were very fortunate to play Whangarei Grizzlies on Sunday, June 10th at Kamo Rugby Grounds. The coaches were very excited with the boys’ performance. They provided us with commitment, strength, team work and was a huge improvement from the previous weekend’s game in Ruawai. Still heaps of work to be done, but on track,” said manager, Catherine Stewart. The final squad of boys are : Kurtis Ashford, Tyler Foster, Ben Stewart, Manaia Aitkin, Rakai Parker, Aaron Lupton, Kenneth Kaire, Simon Parker (vice-captain), Malakai Peters, Rhys Shadbolt (captain), Jeremiah Peters, Braydon Bellamy, Te Awaroa Peihopa, Kalani Wehi, Sonny Nathan, Xavier Brown, Liam Hickey, Bryn Williamson, Johnson Peters, Dylan Miller, Joel Bickers and Joseph Critchfield. A Facebook page has been created so the community, families and sponsors can follow the boys’ progress. On Sunday, June 17 there will be another practise game against Silverdale J1 at Silverdale rugby grounds. Fundraising continues, with raffle tickets being sold around the Kaipara. Thank you to our sponsors: Carters Dargaville, Carters Maungaturoto, Doidges Tyres, Ruakaka and Wellsford, Paparoa Hotel, Jacques Four Square, Kaiwaka, Fonterra and the Kaipara Lifestyler for providing backpacks and beanies for the team. We acknowledge Timothy Bickers, Jimmy Panoho and Brody Cameron for their commitment over the last month and wish them all the best against the Aussies.

 A group of kea scouts rolled up their sleeves recently to tidy up the Riverside Gardens, weeding and deheading flaxes. L/r Rebecca Davidson, Thomas Davidson, Ricky Hutchins, Damein Vanderweerd-Fisher, Cody Preston, Calvin Dreadon and Donna Dreadon.The keas, aged five to seven are required to carry out community work for their silver and gold awards. Keas meet on Wednesdays. Contact Rebecca, phone 439 1499 or 021 969 626.


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Ruawai farmer, Greg Gent, commented on his apointment to chair the three member review team appointed to assist the Kaipara District Council resolve wide-ranging issues including massive debt. Mr Gent, has considerable knowledge of the Kaipara as a long-time resident, farmer and business owner. He is currently a director of the Southern Cross Healthcare Group, chair of the Farmers Mutual Group and a member of the Northland District Health Board. “I am looking forward to working alongside council to help resolve the issues. It is a little premature to predict too much, nevertheless, the starting position is that council has a considerable level of debt,” he said.. I am motivated by a desire to make a positive contribution to the Kaipara as I was born here and it is my home.” . The other members of the team, appointed last week by the Minister of Local Government, John Carter, are Leigh Auton, who has logged 35 years’ local government experience and who was chief executive of Manukau City Council from 2006 to 2010, and Peter Tennent, who served as mayor of New Plymouth from 2001 to 2010. The chair of the Kaipara Citizens and Ratepayers Association, Ron Manderson, said he welcomes the panel as more qualified and pragmatic than any of the various advisors the council have had in the past but also expresses concerns. “While it is promising, the team will be limited in their influence due to their late arrival vis a vis the Draft LTP and with their power being restricted to that of an advisory role,” says Mr Manderson. “As talented and capable as the new panel are, I don’t perceive how the issues can be turned around unless sweeping powers are initiated in the form of a commissioner.” The review team is to inquire into the council’s core governance processes and ‘look into council’s communication, engagement and relationships with ratepayers and key stakeholders. The team will also assess the adequacy of council’s financial management.’ The review team will report to the Minister at the end of October.


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This is a series of regular articles keeping you informed of happenings on our harbour today, and from bygone days — truly the ‘Jewel of the Kaipara’.

A beautiful yacht  by Brian Eastwood.

They were lined up at Pouto and ready to go on a September morning in 1912. The signal station reported — Sailed; 11-45am Katoa for Sydney, 11-30am Joan Craig for Hokianga and Joseph Craig barque, for Melbourne. At noon Marjorie Craig, barque for Adelaide. For ships from the Craig line it was like a sibling rivalry, with each in the total fleet of fifteen trying to outdo the other. Often some of them were in the same port on either side of the Tasman at the same time. Earlier in the year Louisa Craig and Joseph had met at Deal Island 146 miles from Melbourne heading for that port. It immediately turned into a contest. Louisa was three miles ahead

but morning light showed Joseph Craig in front and she won the race by one length. Louisa had hauled 570,000 feet of white pine from Whangarei and Joseph 600,000 feet of kauri and white pine from Kaipara. Joseph had joined the Craig stable in January 1907 and made her first trip to Kaipara Harbour in July. From then on it was almost a shuttle service loaded with timber for Australian ports, back loading usually with coal for Auckland. She had started life in England in 1878 as the barque Dunblane, an iron ship of 750 tons. As with all Tasman timber traders it was not always an easy run. In May

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 The Joseph Craig

1908 she had caught fire while tied up to the Railway wharf in Whangarei. Then in November 1912 she went ashore timber laden at Port Phillip Heads, Melbourne, but fortunately towed off with little damage. After February 1914 when her owner, J.J. Craig Ltd, sold Joseph Craig to the Huddart Parker Line a continual turn of bad luck seemed to follow the busy sailer. “It’s only a fluke we got there at all,” said her Captain Kennedy telling of a trip to Australia in May that year. Five days out they struck a hurricane, were turned on their beam ends, lost bulwarks and davits and one yard arm was broken off. Then early one morning in June she hit a rock during a rainstorm in Rangitoto Channel, but survived.

After repairs Joseph Craig left for what turned out to be her final voyage. This time it was out of Hokianga Harbour and not Kaipara. Fully loaded with timber she was being towed over the bar on August 8th 1914 when a heavy squall hit her. The towline broke, the captain decided to try to sail off but went aground. All the crew escaped including First Mate, William Sanders, who was to win the Victoria Cross three years later while serving in the Royal Navy. Owner J.J Craig speaking of the fate of his sailing ships had told the press in Sydney, “We clung to them as long as we could but at last the shipping laws have got too hot. We had to turn these beautiful yachts — for that is really what they are — into hulks.”

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Kaipara home to wild horses The Kaipara is the new home for about a dozen Kaimanawa wild horses following the latest muster of the animals which roam the North Island’s Central Plateau off the Desert Road Musters have been carried out by the conservation department since 1997 to limit the herd to about 500 horses. The animals are descendents from British cavalry mounts released as no longer needed in the mid 1800s. They have also been bred to quality stallions released by well-meaning station owners a century ago. Since 1998 more than 1400 horses have been mustered — most have found new homes but 574 have been sent to abattoirs and 55 shot on site. The Kaimanawa Wild Horse Advisory Group has now decided to reduce the herd to about 300 during the next two years. It is considered to be the minimum effective population balanced with the land available. “This year, 191 horses were mustered,” said Paparoa’s Simone Frewin, who leads re-homing efforts that are carried out by two animal welfare groups. “We managed to find homes for 119 horses — but sadly another 72 went to the abbatoir as unwanted. But 30 of these horses have come to Northland, mostly to people involved in show-jumping. Four have gone to Tangowahine, and I have seven on my

 Paparoa’s Simone Frewin making friends with one of her Kaimanawa horses

place off Paparoa-Oakleigh Road, some being cared for for other owners, and then there is one ‘spare’.” Simone originally moved to her 10-acre block in the Wairere Valley because of the need to find a place for her own horses. She is a horse ‘behaviourist’, and works with animals with problems, as well as general breaking in. She says the rescued Kaimanawa horses make wonderful pets as well as work animals, and they adapt to all sorts of disciplines such as pony clubs, horse trekking, agricultural and pastoral shows — as well as being great farm hacks. “They are also popular as mounts for riding for the disabled programmes. They are all rounders, quiet, inquisitive and intelligent.” And with her latest equine acquisitions settling in, Simone has one extra animal who may delight another local horselover. Call Simone on 09 431 6111.



World-wide recognition Staff at the Kauri Coast Rest Home and Hospital in Dargaville who signed up to a fitness programme that kicked off last winter have been selected to feature on the front cover of the worldwide Bupa magazine “It is a great honour and something that we never thought possible for our little town and facility. We are also the first New Zealand care home to make the front cover of the magazine,” says facility manager, Heather Himiona. The staff were one of the first to take up the B-fit staff wellness programme run by Bupa, an international healthcare provider that owns the facility in Dargaville. “We have gained a huge amount of self-satisfaction through the programme. One of us has lowered their blood pressure and we have all lost weight.” “Our coordinator, Kristene Bartlett, organises all our activities including pilates, circuit training, early morning walks and running up and down sand dunes at Baylys Beach once a week. She also gives us general information and tips for living healthier lives and we even have our own vegetable garden at the home now.” Kauri Coast is holding a family forum on Monday, June 25 at 6pm with guest speaker, Beth McDougall from Dementia Bupa NZ as well as an exhibition of ‘Caring Moments’ by Terry Winn. For more information contact Heather Himiona, phone 09 439 6367.

Mr Brown comes to town Auckland mayor, Len Brown, came north to the city limits — Wellsford — to turn the first sod at the site of the community’s new library project last Saturday “Following on from the ceremony at the library site, we hosted the mayor with a focus on ‘Making Wellsford a Destination’ with a history tour route of Albertland, with the president Albertland Heritage Centre, Peter Marsh,” said Wellsford District Sport and Recreation Collective co-ordinator, Julie Hawkes. “The tour encompassed some of the local heritage and history that followed the topics within the WOW Wonders of Wellsford brochure that was recently released. The stories of the local area were relayed alongside the success of the recent 150th Albertland celebrations. “Mayor Brown showed great interest in the proposal to establish an historic tour route with places of significance marked with information and photos through this area and the town. “At afternoon tea the mayor expressed his enjoyment at experiencing the stories of the area that he had not previously known. He was given mementos including a tour book and Alberlander 150th anniversary DVD.” Mr Brown returns to Wellsford on Saturday August 4, to attend a presentation for the development of a sport, recreation and health complex at Centennial Park.

 Auckland mayor Len Brown, with Steve Garner (left), and Penny Webster (right), turning the first sod at the site of the new library project

 Members of the Kauri Coast B-fit programme

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Super Saturday for Kaipara rally fans Students back safe The crackle and roar of exhausts, the flying gravel and the intense action and rivalry of Brother Rally New Zealand 2012 are coming to the Kaipara on Saturday, June 23. Part of the hotly contested WRC world rally championship, Saturday’s action is part of a three day tour of some of the North Island’s gnarliest roads, from Raglan to Puhoi and Whangarei. International drivers will be up against the best Kiwis behind the wheel across 22 special stages and hundreds of kilometres of competitive driving as they race for podium honours. This year the Kaipara will provide the backdrop for a whole day of rally action, with special stages taking in the roads around Batley, Mareretu, Parahi and Maungaturoto as well as an intensely winding stage from Pikiwahine to Pukehuia. Maps of prime viewing spots to take in all the high-octane action are available from www.rallynz., but for those who just want to see the high-powered cars and their drivers first hand there’ll be a fuelling stop in Paparoa as well. The big names include team Citroen superstars Sebastien

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Dargaville High School recently hosted a Students against Driving Drunk (SADD) workshop to raise awareness in the community on drink driving issues

Loeb and Mikko Hirvonen, Noway’s Petter Solberg racing for Ford, and Kiwi Hayden Paddon at the wheel of his rally-spec Skoda Fabia. Also in on the action is international superstar Ken Block, co-founder of footwear giant DC Shoes and an internet sensation for his stunt driving and fearless attitude. In a field dominated by the dynamic Ford Fiesta RS, Citroen DS3 and Mini’s revived John Cooper Works badge (a name with true rally pedigree) Hayden will be one to look out for – the big question being whether the home team advantage will be enough to close out the aggressively precise French and Scandinavian competition. Fellow New Zealander John Kennard makes up the other half of Hayden’s team as co-driver.

The workshop included SADD committees from Tauraroa Area School, Ruawai College and Dargaville High School. Each committee is made up of six senior students. The aim for each group was to create a manifesto to promote safe driving practices and was facilitated by SADD Regional Coordinator, Keryn Chitty along with Road Safety Coordinator, Gillian Archer. “We have identified the Kaipara as one of the high priority areas in New Zealand for youth drink driving. Our mission is to provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking as well as other drug use,” says Ms Chitty.

 SADD workshop students from Tauraroa Area School, Ruawai College and Dargaville High School

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TinT/RooT Touch up $40 cuT, Blow wave & sTRaighTen $40 Mens cuTs $15 all include shampoo, conditioner and scalp massage COLOURS ARE ORGANIC BASED LONG LASTING SHINE COLOUR CHART AVAILABLE

09 439 6754 021 105 4578

A Kiwi Christmas has very little in common with the snowcovered yuletide of the Northern Hemisphere — all those images of reindeer and snowmen may look appealing at the height of summer, but most of us spend the holidays at the beach or behind the BBQ That’s why there’s a lot of Christmas nostalgia in the air around the colder months, as all the trimmings of a

Dargaville aero Club


See our Mid-Winter Deal on page 2


Teens & Tweens NEW & USED CLOTHING

1 Worker rd, Wellsford Ph: (09) 423 8027 A huge range of handy home hardware now available! Hand tools garden tools filler and putty nails and bolts plus a whole lot more to keep your home and garden looking great. Spend $25 instore for your chance to

win $250

Shop in this store for a chance to WIN a


* s Voucher a m t is r h C r Mid-Winte

European yule become suddenly relevant. We certainly get the cold during June, which is when the actual middle of winter falls, even if we don’t get the presents. Well, we here at the Kaipara Lifestyler are aiming to change all of that with a little Midwinter Christmas gift of our own. We’ve gotten together with a festive bunch of local retailers to bring you a great new solstice tradition… our Midwinter Christmas shop and win giveaway!All you have to do is pick up a gift for yourself by shopping at one of the stores listed on these pages.

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party gear * giFTS FunKY WinTer HAS neVer been SO HOT!

*Spend over $25 a time in this store between 20th June and the 4th July and go into the draw to win $250 Mid-Winter Christmas shopping voucher

Super Gold Card Discount

10% off!

*Spend Spend over $25 a time between 20th June and 4th July and go into the draw to win a $250 Mid-Winter Christmas shopping voucher.

0s Voucher $2i5 stma

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Also, recieve an entry into the Mid-Winter Christmas Competition when you spend over $25.00

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McKays Arcade • Victoria St • Tel 09 439 4526 Open Sat 10–1pm • Open weekdays 10–5pm

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Get in quick before models & prices change. Delivery & installation extra

50 Normanby St, Dargaville Call 09 439 8868


Competition starts 20th June and closes 4th July 2012. The winner will be drawn on the 9th and published in the July 11th edition of the Kaipara Lifestyler. The $250 voucher is to be spent in the shop of purchase.

Empire Liquor Centre Wines & Spirits 81 Victoria St, Darga DargaVille Ph 09 439 8786 Fax 09 439 4760

on SAle

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20% DI DIscount

Terms and conditions apply, see instore for full contest details.

Annual Winter sale All Winter fashion

HerbAl HigHS & SMOKerS SupplieS

Come in and browse our range of quality selected clothing, accessories and artwork and present your gold card to take advantage of this special offer

Spend $25 or more to go into the draw for a prize that will warm up your winter — a $250 voucher from the store where you filled out your entry form. There’s no limit to the amount of times you can enter, and with a wide range of stores getting in on the action you can maximise your number of entries by shopping smart. We’ve got all sorts of amazing deals on offer across the Kaipara, with main street shops delivering great value for money. Your local town has it all, with

starts 2nd July

Conditions Apply

173 Rodney St, Wellsford Ph 09 423 8569

Buy Feltex or GodFrey hirst carpet at FloorinG xtra


Mid-Winter Christmas Voucher

spEnD oVER $25 AnD bE In to

WIn $250*

*Conditions apply



87 Victoria Street, DARGAVILLE Ph: 09 439 8305

CoMe CheCk out the other sPeCiAls in store

Skelton’s Paparoa Drapery Phone 09 431 7306

The Well of Health

Natural Health & Gift Shop

Wide range of health products • vitamin supplements • greenstone • plants • artwork • incense • gifts •

Spend over $25 in store and

be in to win a $250 Mid-Winter Christmas Voucher* *Conditions apply

1929 State Highway 1 PO Box 111 Kaiwaka 0542 NZ Ph/Fax – 09 431 2799


Shop Local for a chance to win a


although midwinter Christmas isn’t a real holiday (well — nobody gets a week off work, anyway) it’s still a great time to get together with friends and family and keep out of the cold. Light the fire, serve up some suddenlyfar-more-appropriate northern Christmas fare, and enjoy. With an extra $250 in your pocket we’re absolutely sure that you’ll want to yell ‘Merry Christmas to all!’, even at exactly the wrong time of the year!

Women’s cuts $30 Restyles $35–40 Men’s cuts $20 Teen’s cuts $15–20 Kid’s cuts $10–15 Pre-school $5 Pensioners: women $20 men $15

Also offering: Foils Tints Semi-permanents Crazy colours Permanent waving Blow waves

Open Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm (8pm Tue) phone Katrina on 09 431 9120 (next to Well Kneaded Massage)

and accessories

PH 09 423 8873

We stock a great range of sports equipment, clothing and accessories

aLL Boots $100 oFF

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We have a large selection of gifts for all ages including:Baby wear & toys Wide range of souviners Gift Vouchers & Layby Available



98 Victoria Street • Dargaville Phone 09 439 0007

Gloria’s Flowers & Gifts

Edwin Arcade, 84 Victoria St Dargaville • Ph 09 439 7236

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A wide range of colours, styles and textures for all your knitting projects

*Conditions apply

146 Rodney Street, Wellsford Phone & Fax 09 423 8873

Stay warm this winter

0 5 2 $ WIN

You could WIN $250! Everytime you spend $25 or more you’re in the draw*

115 Victoria St Dargaville Ph/Fax: 09 439 8227

Waldens The Wool Centre Ltd Shoes Ltd 54 Victoria Street, Dargaville • Ph 09 439 7498


Welcome to all the new farmers in the Kaipara.

Dargaville Post sho hoP P&

You don’t need to go to mystery creek for great Fieldays deals — just visit us in Dargaville.

• Lotto • Gifts • Stationery • Instant Kiwi • Huge range of Magazines • full postal and banking services

Shop with uS and be in to

win $250

Spend $25 or more & go into the draw to win a

in our Mid-winter ChriStMaS proMotion! 80 Victoria Street, Dargaville Phone 09 439 6051

* gSt off rrP for all StiHl powered equipment. offer excludes all StiHl cordless and HS 45 Hedgetrimmer models. See in-store for further details. offer valid until 30 June 2012 or while stocks last.



The $250 voucher is to be spent in the shop where the purchase was made.


New season’s styles & colours all reduced

 Local produce & lots more

Competition runs 20th June until 4th July. The winner will be drawn on the 9th and published in the July 11th edition of the Kaipara Lifestyler.

It’s Time For Fashion Footwear Knitting 146 Rodney Street, Wellsford

 Over 50 varieties of cheese  European grocery & 10% off delicatessen items when you  Wines & spirits bring in  Organic provisions this advert  Eco cleaning products

$250 Mid Winter Christmas Voucher

Fair pricing proFessional approach!

er Mid-Winter Christmas Vouch no need to travel huge distances in the cold to shop elsewhere. And you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re supporting your friends and neighbours by growing the local economy. Entries will be collected into our Lifestyler santa sack on the 4th of July, with the lucky winner announced a week later. So in the meantime don’t forget to get out there and support your local shop owners, grab a great winter’s bargain and be in to win! Though the weather may be cold and a little bit damp, there’s always an excuse to celebrate living in what we think is the best little piece of New Zealand. And

Spend $25 or more and go in the draw to win a

Katz Kutz





3 Parore St Dargaville P. 09 439 8881

$250 Mid Winter Christmas Voucher at

McKays Arcade, Victoria St, Dargaville 09 439 8779

Hours: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday 9am-1pm Saturday


June 20 - 2012


A dog’s tail . . .

Sum accidents can just happen “Win is an accident not a accident Dog?” Yep, gidday, Billy BC back again and that kurly kwestion froma Boss is blimmin’ tipical. There we wuz goin’ rounda fince line cos ‘is fincer mate Craig reckins tha bulls bin crackin’ a few strainer posts eh! Thena Boss comes outa tha blue wiv that commint. I dunno,

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soi I kipt a bit quiet an’ soon Boss sat down under a totra an’ pulled outa thermiss ‘an sanwitches wot Sharlene, ‘is girlfren’ stuck ina box ona quad bike. “Spot ‘o lunch eh Dog.” He spected a sanwitch an peeled offa crusts.”Here ya go.” Not bad acherly. Pork sanwitches from their roast las’ nite an’ I cood taste it ina bred. Than Boss went back ta accidents. “Ya no that ACC mob in Willingtin gotta bluddy great next egg,” he sed. “Yeah. Bullyins of dollas. Bullyins. They supposed ta be pain’ out inshurince aginst accidents ya see Dog. I fall offa trackta maybe, or break a leg climin’ upa ladda, that ACC gotta come up wiv tha munny ta keep me going. But ya gotta wunda. Our mate Ray got covered by them win he crashed ‘is chopper wile he was sprayin’ me thissils and busted hisself up a bit. But then whadda bout me mate Mike? He wuz loadin’ sheep an this big ole ram took to ‘im.” I shuddid ta think of that. Hadda run-in wiv a few blimmin’ rams in my time, I can tell yer. “Anyway,” went ona Boss. “Ole mike hada get ‘is hip replaced a few munths lata. An’ wot dida ACC say?. His hip wus buggad before tha ram hit ‘im like a tunna briks. Mike hada fork out fer tha operation, even afta paying tens a thousands in levies ta tha ACC. Some bluddy insurance protektion that was eh?” Boss explaynd ta me about how ACC been stuffin’ up royally about sumethin’ or other about piracy, or priracy or sumthin. An a couple of blokes lost their jobs. “Yeah Dog, that Kurusher Kollins isa minista and she shore leaves things flattind in her wake eh?”


•Excavators from 1-30 tonne •Loaders •Graders •Rollers •Dozers •Dumpers

C9208 NOW


Now located Cnr Grey St & Victoria St Dargaville ph. 09 439 6215




*Limited stocks available




WAS $1,680



KingQuad 300 INC. GST INC. GST

AUTUMN IS HERE! • Power Harrowing/Air seeding • Undersowing • Effulent, Lime and Fert Spreading

All prices include GST • Finance available • Normal lending criteria applies


Authorised Honda Dealer

Mob: 021 439 748 A/hrs: 09 439 7469

— Billy


0800 407 500

• For all your Cultivation Requirements • Round Hay/Silage, Pit Silage • Single and Tube Wrapping • Mow, Rake, Bale

Boss lost me about then, but orl this talk about accidints suddinly give me an idea I knows we workin’ dogs duzzint get ACC anyway, wither they gunna pay out or not these days. But lass week I tole yer about the new sharemilkas, who got a nice groop of lady border collys. Now if I gotta day off froma farm werk, wile tha Boss maybe is ina pub in town, Sharlene is at skool techin’ ana sharemilkas is milkin’ I could maybe slip me colla an’ saunta down and have a visit wiv those girls. So wena Boss finished ‘is lunch an chucked a bit’o pork rind my way, I lept up and dived sideways thru tha fince and pretended ta catch me rear rite leg. Yer ya cood herd me ruckus ata pub. Boss had bit ova panick. “Better tie ya up win I go ta town this afternoon Dog. Giva ya a rest. If it duzzint get betta we betta see tha vet” Sure enuff, Boss went ta town, Sharlene still at skool, share milkas wuz milkin! Heh, Heh. Heh.

Dargaville Honda Jervois Street, Dargaville • Ph 09 439 1089

4x4 Manual • • • • • • •

3-speed sub-transmission 15 forward gears Selectable 2WD/4WD Front disc brakes Front diff-lock in super-low ratio Independent front & rear suspension 24 month/15,000km warranty

Randells Suzuki 8 Kapia St, Dargaville Phone 09 439 6952

Offer valid until 30 June 2012 or while stocks last, and only available at Fieldays or participating Suzuki dealers. Price is recommended retail, excluding GST. Savings shown include GST. Not available in conjunction with any other promotions.


Boar hunt winner


The reserve team — 19th hole The first of a planned annual ‘Stockies and Cockies’ golf tournament was played at the Mataroa Golf Club with a good turnout of rural stock agents and their farmer clients There were some enthusiastic foursomes on the course, and then their were those lending strong moral support on a day which saw a wide variety of prizes up for grabs. Pictured below, from left to right, Rex Birt, Mark Hamlin, Marty Webb, Paul Gatehouse and Gordon Gee limber up in case they are required out on the course proper.

But hospitality was the name of the game on the day, and the winning team in the Ambrose competition were well pleased with their prize — another round of golf with green fees taken care of at a popular Northland course. One of the Mataroa Club members, Bob Trewfella, said the inaugural rural contest is set to become an annual event.

 Wild boars and eels were the name of the game at Paparoa Pub’s annual gathering of hunters last weekend. Among a long list of prizes was $500 for the heaviest boar, which went to local Kevin Thompson, who received his cheque from publican Hine Waymouth as event organiser Sid Bristow looks on. A hangi and band wound up the day.

Keeping the wheels of industry turning Primary industries drive the economy of the Kaipara – from our fertile farmlands and dairy herds to the pine forests which render tons of export timber per day, this district is all about the land. Hard working people and machines make it all possible, with the technology employed by the farming and forestry industries now so far in advance of last century’s standard that any downtime means a serious loss of revenue. To put it another way, even the most complex million-dollar machine can be brought low by a flat tyre! Since the early 1990s the big names in agriculture, forestry and transport have turned to the same people to keep their fleets mobile and productive. The team at Gas and Tyre Services, based rm able -Fa ail On e Av c rvi Se

TRACTOR TYRES – all farm types

For tyres, wheel alignment, batteries, alloy wheels, fitting and balancing • Kerikeri 09 407 7168 • Kaikohe 09 405 2004 • Kawakawa 09 404 3055 • Kaitaia 09 408 6035 • Dargaville 09 439 3060 Finance available, usual criteria applies.

in Dargaville, have three mobile fleet trucks out and about to keep the wheels of industry turning, and their reputation for swift, affordable and knowledgeable service has seen them go from strength to strength. A big part of that reputation comes down to an in-depth understanding of machinery and the harsh toll the environment takes on it. From the smallest car to immense skidders, rollers and diggers the Gas and Tyre team can pick the right tyre and the right lubricant, and have them on site before downtime eats into those vital profit margins.

Northern Wairoa Building Contractors Ltd

FARMERS – Do youR cAtchMEntS AnD wAtERwAyS nEED plAnting? Do you wAnt to liFt thE EnviRonMEntAl pERFoRMAncE oF youR FARM? Rural Design is a family business with over 30 years experience in farm design and native and exotic tree planting. Come to us for a competitive price. Services include: • • • •

Design – farm planting plans designed to your requirements Site preparation Native and exotic tree and wetland plant supply Maintenance – programme to ensure successful outcome of project or phone Heath Worsfold 021 431 320 for a free no-obligations assessment and quotation.

FARMERS! Are your farm cottages or milkers’ quarters in need of renovations?

We Can Help Renovations – Extensions Decks and general carpentry Subcontracting Light Commercial

Quality Workmanship Mike Foster: 021 057 5575 PO Box 398, Dargaville

aRe you LooKing foR WoRKeRs accommodation/Bach/RentaL oR just anotheR famiLy home?

2nd hand pre loved homes ready to be lived in. Prices delivered and including new foundations from $50,000 + GST Warm comfortable and made of quality building materials.

Phone anytime WoRK: 09 435 7285 moBiLe: (0274) 874 188



Northland Toyota


4 TOYOTA HILUXAL 4X MANU NOW 44,490 d Costs.

Excludes Onroa


Excludes Onroa

RAV4 Auto

Excludes Onroad Costs. LIMITED NUMBERS

NOW 90 36,6



Excludes Onroad Costs.

Yaris 1.5 pictured

Daihatsu Terios Driveaway








Highlander 4WD Auto $ udes Onroad Costs. 51,990 Excl

TOYOTA FINANCE AVAILABLE ON SITE *The advertised RSP’s apply to the models shown, subject to stock availability and purchased and delivered prior to 30th June 2012. Benefit offer available on all Toyota models for 1st May to 30 June 2012. Excludes Lexus and Daihatsu vehicles. The service plan covers parts and labour costs of scheduled service items for three years or 45,000km (whichever occurs first under normal operating conditions). Accessory offer is for a discount of 30% off RRP on Toyota New Zealand supplied Accessories and excludes fitment. All purchases of a new Hilux, Hiace or LandCruiser model purchased from 1st May and 30th June 2012 qualifies for one entry into the Matt Watson Fishing Trip draw. Offer not available in conjunction with any other offer, is not transferrable or redeemable for cash or discount, is available to GST and non-GST registered New Zealand residents only. Employees of Toyota New Zealand Limited, Toyota Financial Services Limited, their advertising agents, subsidiaries and Toyota dealership staff, and their immediate families are not eligible for the offer. Vehicles may differ slightly from those pictured. For full terms and conditions visit

Corner Carruth & Robert Streets, Whangarei PHONE: (09) 430 4360 “Proud Supporters of Northland Rugby”

AFTER HOURS: Barrie 021 867 093 | David 027 284 4456 | Jason 021 662 100



Kaipara Service Directory 100% Kaipara Owned and Operated

ENGINEERING (2002) LTD PH/FAX 09 439 7392 MOB 027 414 1250 PUKEKO ST DARGAVILLE 0310

RENTAL – Let us quote

Overalls, Dustcoats, Dirt and Dust Stopper Mats Cabinet Towels, Hand Towels, Tea Towels, Aprons, Washroom Hygiene Service Sanitary Units, Air Fresheners, Soap Dispensers Weekly servicing of rental items

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

106 Victoria St, Dargaville

Phone/Fax 09 439 7139 or 0800 808 820

CHICKEN FERTILISER & LIME A natural, cost effective all year round N.P.K fertiliser for pasture, maize crops, market gardens & small blocks. We supply, cart & spread. Also: • Lime • Wood shavings • Metal • Sand

Phone: 021 724 327 (Neil) or 021 270 6828 (Bruce)

Office: 09 299 64 86



• Household Items • Boats and Vehicles • Surplus Stock • Documents • Retail Storage • 24 hr, 7 day access • Very suitable as trade Phone base for a Small Business

09 439 3075

51 Beach Road, Dargaville •



Pick Up & Delivery Service Available Conditions apply

Best under pressure

Lo ca L D e a L e r s f o r :



34 Beach Rd, daRgaville

Ph 09 439 6544

Phone / Fax: 09 439 7172 E:

New patients welcome!


phone: 09

439 6880

8 Portland Street Dargaville

Specialists in Skin Health Skin Rejuvenation Permanent Hair Reduction Anti-aging Treatments All aspects of beauty therapy

Floor Sanding Greg Brownie

Locally owned and operated • Floor restoration • New floors sanded and coated

• Prepwork • Concrete grinding

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

Phone 027 439 7565 or 439 7564

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

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

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

love your smile

Phone Lyn

09 439 0751

30 Hokianga Road Dargaville | Ph 09 439 8170 email: |

CERTUS Financial Group Stuart Sterling Mobile: Phone: Fax: Res: Email:

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


and other leading companies

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

FREECALL 0800 66 77 47 199 Kamo Road • Whangarei • 437 5799 • Tollfree 0800 667 747

WindoW & door ServiceS WINDOW & DOOR SERVICES

QFE Adviser


relax revise renew

Quality workmanship guaranteed 3 Parore St, Dargaville • Ph 09 439 8881


Greg Newman Ph 09 439 0853 Mobile 027 258 9931 Email

Self Storage

subject to unit availability

Phone: 439 7335 Normanby Street Dargaville

Landscape Services & Sculpture on Commission

Poto St PO Box 300 Dargaville New Zealand

Supply, InStallatIon tallat on & Serv ServIcIng ng

Glass Replacement - Insurance • Catdoors • Security Doors & Grills • Insect Doors & Windows • Interior Sliding / Wardrobe Doors • Locks, Stays Catches • Replacement Windows & Doors

WINDOW & DOOR 32 gladstone ladstone St, Dargaville SERVICES Mob 027 275 0918, ph/Fax h/Fax 09 439 6458


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June 20 - 2012


Gold Card Directory BAYLYS BEACH

Kim’s Hair at Baylys 4 Ocean View Terrace ...................... 09 439 6759

Horacane Roofing Ltd


500 Aranga Station Road, RD9..... 021 0828 5868


Jo’s Home Cookery

154 Hurndall Street......................... 09 431 9199

138 Victoria Street .......................... 09 439 5435 DARGAVILLE

Kaipara Lifestyler

Kaipara Flooring 32 Hurndall Street........................... 09 946 9886

A Natural Approach

107 River Road ............................... 09 439 6933

32 Victoria Street ............................ 09 439 0646

Lyndsey Bargh Physiotherapy

AD Focus

18 Huia Crescent ............................ 09 439 1656

Cnr Totara Street ............................. 09 439 8824

McCoy & Thomas Sports Hunting & Fishing NZ

ATS Property Maintenance

92 Victoria Street ............................ 09 439 8520

Carters Mangawhai

23 Awakino Road ............................ 09 439 8628

McKay’s 100% Electrical

Moir Street ..................................... 09 431 4060

87 Victoria Street ............................ 09 439 8305


Newman Engineering (2004) Ltd

Bogue Real Estate

B R Vincent Ltd 52 Beach Road ............................... 09 439 6395

14-16 Beach Road .......................... 09 439 5065

BNZ Bank 69 Victoria Street ............................ 09 439 3171

Davison Electrical Contractors 15 Hokianga Road........................... 09 439 7184

Dargaville Sewing Centre 118 Victoria Street .......................... 09 439 8540

NZ Ventures Ltd T/A Computer Worx

Maungaturoto Butchery 158 Hurndall Street......................... 09 431 8061 MANGAWHAI

14 Queen Street ............................. 09 425 7959

122 Victoria Street .......................... 021 413 565


Parkview Motel

New Dimensions Hair Studio

36 Carrington Street ........................ 09 439 8339

161 Rodney Street .......................... 09 423 8096

Randall Architecture Ltd

Peppers Café

25 Clyde Street ............................... 09 439 0099

171 Rodney Street .......................... 09 423 7549

Roy’s V8 Shop

Teens & Tweens

9 Liverpool Street............................ 09 439 5813

173 Rodney Street .......................... 09 423 8569

Health Options

Ray White Jean Johnson Realty

Wright Design

116 Victoria Street .......................... 09 439 4379

6 Pouto Street ................................ 09 439 7575

72 Spindler Road ............................ 09 423 8092

Elfhood Naturals (Thyme For You) 138 Victoria Street .......................... 09 439 5697

Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 09 439 6933

Closing date for classified advertising for the 27 June 2012 edition is 10am, Monday 25 June 2012. See our terms and conditions online at For Sale

For Sale

½ PRICE Beds — Beds & More Outlet Store, Ruawai. Clearance lines, seconds, deleted models. Dozens of beds at ½ price or less. 22 Freyberg Road, Ruawai. Phone 09 439 2243. Open Monday — Friday 8am — 4pm. ½ PRICE Beds — Beds & More Outlet Store, Ruawai. Clearance lines, seconds, deleted models. Dozens of beds at ½ price or less. 22 Freyberg Road, Ruawai. Phone 09 439 2243. Open Monday — Friday 8am — 4pm. ½ PRICE Beds — Beds & More Outlet Store, Ruawai. Clearance lines, seconds, deleted models. Dozens of beds at ½ price or less. 22 Freyberg Road, Ruawai. Phone 09 439 2243. Open Monday — Friday 8am — 4pm.

bright leaf

bark Mulch In BULK ™

Seeking Seperate offers to purchase & remove 1x wooden car garage 1x large tin clad shed Contact:

excellent moisture retention & weed suppression

Phone 09 439 6214 ask for Wendy

Ph berNie 09 439 6785

Wanted to Buy

BERTILLINI 350LTR, ATV tow behind spreader, good condition, $300.00 ono. Phone 021 228 2671.

CAR OR MOTORBIKE, for Greenways Trust, FREE or CHEAP. Phone Craig or Richard 09 439 7762.

CHEESE PRESS, Dutch Style, solid untreated timber, light weight, simple to use, fits moulds to approx 1.8kg. Unvarnished $70.00 or Varnished $85.00 + courier. Email Phone 09 431 8717.

HONDA XR 200, Round yr 2000. Going or not, Phone 021 228 2671.

PINE CONES – Dry. $15.00 per sack, free delivery in Dargaville. Phone 021 228 2671.

100% Electrical Mangawhai is being sold as a Going Concern by current owners of eight years. Immaculately presented, busy Electrical/Appliance Retail store, operating under the 100% franchise in the popular Mangawhai Heads Shopping Centre. The business supports a loyal clientèle and provides a spacious floor area with rear loading access and storage space. Plant & Chattels $30,000 + SAV$120,000 (approx). Please email all inquiries to, attention Jeanette.

Mangawhai Tuition REGISTERED TEACHER available for tutoring yr 9/10 English, and NCEA English and Geography. Phone Deborah 09 439 7100 eve or 027 321 1091. TUTORS WANTED for after school/afterwork programme for performing arts, any area, in Music, Drama, and Dance. Phone Deborah 09 439 7100 eve or 027 321 1091.

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.


Call in to our showroom to see the large range of quality tiles available at Plumbing and Heating Centre

 0800 326 123

102 Jervois Street, Dargaville

Pinaki Sand & Clean Fill 09 439 1505 027 614 6309

Ruawai Homekills Full service slaughtering & processing of Beef, Sheep, Pigs, Deer, Goats and Game Birds (process only)

All Beef hung for two weeks 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

Property Maintenance ATS PROPERTY Maintenance & Repair. Fences & Repairs • Kitchen/Bathroom Fitouts • Waterblasting• Flooring Repairs • Decks • Windows & Latches • Plus much more. No job too small. Phone/fax 09 439 8628. Cell 027 455 7750. CHIMNEY SWEEPING & Servicing. Make sure your chimney is clean for insurance purposes. Is your chimney/flue/fire box safe for this winter? Have it cleaned, safety checked, repaired. Phone John 09 439 5289 or 022 642 1376 Crawford Solutions. MAINTANE – Property Maintenance and Repair to painting, building, fences, and much much more. Refs if required. Ph Jay T on 021 0292 9095 or 09 439 4618. OFFAL HOLES 750 dia x 5.5m deep with concrete lid with lift out hatch $385.00 Phone Wals Holes 09 437 3936 or 021 932 225. WATER TANK Vacuum clean, Full tank OK, Waste no more than 1000 litres. $250.00 for up to 25,000 litre tank. Also full pump out and scrub and leaks fixed. Phone Wals 09 437 3936 or 021 932 225.



Advertise in the Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

09 439 6933



Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 09 439 6933

Closing date for classified advertising for the 27 June 2012 edition is 10am, Monday 25 June 2012. See our terms and conditions online at Situations Vacant FRENCH TUTOR wanted, for tuition at beginner/ intermediate level, evenings and/or weekends. Phone Kim 021 519 519.

Turiwiri Produce LTd

Kumara packing staff required Permanent part time position Experience is preferred Ph 09 439 7774 for enquiries and interview Nurseries and Plants FRUIT & FARM Trees, Grown in the North for the North. Adams Nurseries, Connell Rd, Waipu, Ph: 09 432 0121. WHOLESALE PRICES direct to the public. Quality native and coastal tolerant plants available from Babylon Coast Gardens Ltd now. Make the most of the planting season and purchase in bulk. Great discounts for purchases of 50 plants or more. Open Saturdays 10am to 4pm and at other times by prior arrangement. Located at 1246 Babylon Coast Road Dargaville. Phone 09 439 4223.

Got2Go Got2Go Plants Plants Shrub & Trees from 50c Open 9–4pm

Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 55 West Coast Rd Te Kopuru

09 439 5556 Public Notices

Kaipara District Council

Special Council Meeting 20 June 2012 Pursuant to Section 46 (1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, the following meeting has been set down for the month of June and is open to the public. Council and Committee meetings are subject to change. For confirmation, or further information, of a particular meeting contact the Dargaville office (09 439 3123 or 0800 72 7059). Venue: Council Chambers, Station Road entrance, Dargaville Wednesday 20 June 2012 10.00 am Special Council Meeting

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DARGAVILLE COMMUNITY Cinema Charitable Trust. Annual Short Film Competition. Closes 30 June 2012. Information and specialist help from James Brackenbury is available to individuals and groups. Contact Kaye 09 439 8227 or 09 439 1504 Or Jacoba 09 439 7356 or

DARGAVILLE COMMUNITY Cinema Charitable Trust. Annual Short Film Competition. Closes 30 June 2012. Information and specialist help from James Brackenbury is available to individuals and groups. Contact Kaye 09 439 8227 or 09 439 1504 Or Jacoba 09 439 7356 or

DARGAVILLE COMMUNITY Cinema Charitable Trust. Annual Short Film Competition. Closes 30 June 2012. Information and specialist help from James Brackenbury is available to individuals and groups. Contact Kaye 09 439 8227 or 09 439 1504 Or Jacoba 09 439 7356 or

FREE & CONFIDENTIAL NW Family Budgeting Service. Advice & complete money management if required. Call at 5 Portland Street or Phone 09 439 8592. SMALL BUSINESSES. For team building success, board Daisy for an up river cruise. Phone Sue Taylor 09 439 4975 email:

Sale Of Liquor Act 1989 Section (31)2

Land owners & contractors protection association aGM

Application For

Wellsford Community Centre • 25th June • 7pm Please support this growing movement

Somal Minhas Ltd of Auckland (Retailer) has made application to the District Licensing Agency at Kaipara for the grant of an Off Licence in respect of the premises situated at Shop 1, 1917-1925 State Highway 1, Kaiwaka known as Hi-Way Liquor.

The general nature of the business to be conducted is a Liquor Store.


The days on which and the hours during which liquor is intended to be sold under the licence are Monday to Sunday 8am to 11pm. This application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Kaipara District Licensing Agency at 1919 State Highway 1, Kaiwaka. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 10 working days from 20th June file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Agency at Private Bag 1001, Dargaville.

All Welcome

For more details contact 09 422 1970

Bathroom ware, Tapware, Kitchen sinks and more at Plumbing and Heating Centre

 0800 326 123

102 Jervois Street, Dargaville


Annual General Meeting Wednesday 27th June 7 PM Pahi Regatta Club, Pahi - All Welcome

This is the first publication of this notice.

Dargaville High School

Years 9 & 10 Parent/Teacher interviews Thursday 21 June 2012 Two sessions: One: 3:00pm – 5:00pm (Dinner break 5:00pm – 5:45pm)

Two: 5:45pm – 7:00pm In the school hall. All Welcome. Careers Advisor and the Year 9 and 10 Deans available. School will be cloSing at the earlier time of 2:30pm. Buses will run at the usual time of 3:15pm. Once again we are using a booking system to make the process more efficient.

The school office can make an appointment for you or alternatively your child can make an appointment with their subject teachers. If for whatever reason you have not managed to book a time you are still encouraged to come and meet with your child’s teachers. Please bring your son/daughter with you. Come and discuss your childs achievement, progress and future options. Junior reports will be issued on the 20th of June 2012.

Dargaville High School Interview bookings can be made Plunket St, Dargaville on-line using P 09 439 7229 unique code RTTVN. E

Two bedroom Units in the Hokianga Rd Masonic Village, Dargaville available to buy under a license to occupy. Great value, sunny units. Purchase price under $100,000. Weekly levy $85.00. Suitable for independent, active, over 60’s. Masons and non-Masons very welcome. For an application form or more information, visit or call Chris Mason (09) 438 3109.

Hospice Kaipara are seeKing Volunteers from all areas of the Kaipara

Guest speaker – Mark Mitchell Mp

Full range of


You will receive free training in the following areas:

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities, Hospice History & Philosophy, Hospice Shop - Pennies from Heaven, Communication, Confidentiality & Self Care, Patient & Whanau support, as well as Non-Patient work

training for 2012 starts Wednesday 11 July For further enquiries phone gina

(09) 439 3330 ext 6716

Kaipara District council temporary road closures Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the Kaipara District Council hereby gives notice that the following roads will be temporarily closed on Wednesday 20 June 2012 for Reconnaissance Stages and Saturday 23 June 2012 at the times stated below for the holding of the 2012 World Rally Championship.

RECONNAISSANCE STAGES The two pass Reconnaissance convey will travel over the roads. Residents will be advised of the times and day by letter and there will be signs on the roads. The convey will have a lead and sweeper cars plus roving officials supervising road behaviour. The Police will be in attendance. Cars used for the Reconnaissance will have identifying numbers on both rear side windows plus the windscreen and headlights will be switched on. Residents may travel in the same direction as the reconnaissance cars during this period of closure. WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE 2012 SS 9 – Batley – 8.30am to 1.30pm Judd Road from Whaka Street to its junction with Bickerstaffe Road. Bickerstaffe Road from Judd Road to its junction with Batley Road. Batley Road from Bickerstaffe Road to its junction with Marohemo Road. Marohemo Road from Batley Road to its junction with Whakapirau Road. SS 10 & 14 – Mititai – 11.30am to 4.30pm (Please note this stage now starts at Poyner Rd). Poyner Road from Ararua Road to its junction with Birch Road. Birch Road from Poyner Road to its junction with Lusk Road. Lusk Road from Birch Road to its junction with Mititai Road. Mititai Road from Lusk Road to the District boundary. SS 11 & 15 – Girls High School – 12.10pm to 5pm Pikiwahine Road from the District boundary to its junction with Girls High School Road. Girls High School Road from Pikiwahine Road to its junction with Pukehuia Road. Pukehuia Road from Girls High School Road to its junction with Omana Road. SS 12 – Waipu Gorge – 9.00am to 2pm Doctors Hill Road from SH 12 at Maungaturoto to Gorge Road. Gorge Road to the District boundary. SS 13 – Brooks – 9.20am to 2.20pm Finlayson Brook Road from the District boundary to Swamp Road. Swamp Road from Finlayson Brook Road to Burke Road. Burke Road from Swamp Road to Paparoa Oakleigh Road.

RALLY STAGES To assist residents to enter or leave their properties during the day, on stages used

twice (Mititai and Girls High School), they may follow the “Sweeper Car” when he clears the road after the first special stage has been completed. To identify residents they will be given a “Residents Car Pass”. SATURDAY 23 JUNE 2012 SS 9 – Batley – 7.15am to 12noon Judd Road from Whaka Street to its junction with Bickerstaffe Road. Bickerstaffe Road from Judd Road to its junction with Batley Road. Batley Road from Bickerstaffe Road to its junction with Marohemo Road. Marohemo Road from Batley Road to its junction with Whakapirau Road. SS 10 & 14 – Mititai – 8am to 6pm (Please note this stage now starts at Poyner Rd). Poyner Road from Ararua Road to its junction with Birch Road. Birch Road from Poyner Road to its junction with Lusk Road. Lusk Road from Birch Road to its junction with Mititai Road. Mititai Road from Lusk Road to the District boundary. SS 11 & 15 – Girls High School – 8.30am to 6pm Pikiwahine Road from the District boundary to its junction with Girls High School Road. Girls High School Road from Pikiwahine Road to its junction with Pukehuia Road. Pukehuia Road from Girls High School Road to its junction with Omana Road SS 12 – Waipu Gorge – 12noon to 5pm Doctors Hill Road from SH 12 at Maungaturoto to Gorge Road. Gorge Road to the District boundary. SS 13 – Brooks – 12.30pm to 5.30pm Finlayson Brook Road from the District boundary to Swamp Road. Swamp Road from Finlayson Brook Road to Burke Road. Burke Road from Swamp Road to Paparoa Oakleigh Road. Further information, if required, relating to this temporary road closure can be obtained from Customer Services, Local Government Services, 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville.


June 20 - 2012


Roper & Jones 72 Jervois Street

73 Jervois Street

55 Plunket Street

13 Mariner Cove,Tinopai


2 bedrooms, modern kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, seperate lounge, single garage, open plan living, large lounge, easy care section. 9x9 skyline garage + 2 garden sheds, veg garden & fruit trees. $163,000 Ref 3068 $245,000 Ref 3007 RAChAel de VRIeS 021 943 900

Paparoa-Oakleigh Road, Paparoa

2 double bedrooms, double 3 bedroom home with ensuite, glazed windows, insulated top & fabulous kitchen, new carpets bottom, double + single garage, & huge deck, elevated sections all the hard work is done. with great views, 2mins walk Fri 22nd June 12–1pm to marina & beach. $170,000 Ref 3033 $310,000 Ref 3077 RAChAel de VRIeS 021 943 900

Whakapirau Road, Maungaturoto

We put you first

42 Parore Street

18 54 Third JervoisAvenue Street



89 Whakahara Road



172 hokianga Road WHOPPing REDUCtiOn OF $17,000

2 bedroom brick & tile 3 bedroom 1930’s bungalow, home, triple bay garage, great many original features, updated location, walking distance to bathroom, covered all weather town. deck, lovely private garden. thur 21st June 11.30–12noon thur 21st June 12.15–1.45pm $260,000 Ref 3086 $215,000 Ref 3089 MIChelle TOMlInSOn 027 339 5937

171 hurndall St West


Rehutai Rd, Baylys Beach

Executive home, 4/5 bdrms, Renovated & redecorated 3 2 living areas, double glazing, bedroom + office, 2 bathroom landscaped gardens, double home in prime location. garage with internal access Double garage, huge backyard and stunning views. & handy to schools. $495,000 Ref 3085 $298,000 Ref 3053 MIChelle TOMlInSOn 027 339 5937

246 Victoria Street

44 Bowen Street


Near lovely Papaora Village. 31ha (approx). 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. The property is approximately half grazing & half pine trees. There is a loading race, several dams, half round shed with power. $515,000 + gst iF any Ref 1301 SheIlA BOOn 027 498 5651

Love outdoors? Check out this 3 bedroom home. Chook run, shade houses, fruit & olive trees, 2 bay implement shed & much more. 2kms (approx) from Maungaturoto. $335,000 Ref 1294 SheIlA BOOn 027 498 5651

986 Tinopai Rd – 90ha

Matakohe – Orchard lifestyle



Spectacular coastal grazing block, volcanic soil, clear bore water, good farm tracks and fencing. Private airstrip and tarseal access to beach. You’ll have approx. 50 ha effective, large patches of native bush, round barn, cattle yards, rock pillar road frontage, truly amazing harbour views. Investigate your options! Ref 1305 tender Closes 5pm 28 June 2012 RhOdA MORRISOn 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912




113ha (approx) coastal land. Water is from a spring, power is on property & an easement to allow a pump to be installed. $550,000 + gst iF any Ref 1307

Te Pahi River drive

Tidy 3 bedroom home with Spacious 4brm home, open plan living. Fully fenced modernised throughout section, plus large single with large living, garage plus garage. workshop & plenty of storage. $163,000 sat 23rd June 10.15–11.15pm Ref 3087 $284,000 - Ref 3055 CRAIG CleMenT 021 461 668

17 Butler Place, Kamo, Whangarei

MORtgagEE aUCtiOn

4.5ha on the tarseal, approx. 2 acres of orchard mixed variety of fruit trees, flowers grow well here too, 6-bay imp shed, shade hse, chiller, large living area in hse, sleepout, plenty of water, surplus 8 acres to lease or expand. Great starter for your horticulture lifestyle! Call Rhoda. $379,000 Ref 1299 RhOdA MORRISOn 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912

110 Victoria Street, Dargaville

Maungaturoto. Zoned as commercial multi/other. Upstairs could be accommodation or offices, workshop downstairs with large covered area. $249,500 Ref 1302 GARY MORRIS 021 902 087

Peace & quiet, with weekend accommodation. Only minutes away to the nearest shops. Good pasture, maturing fruit trees, large pond and tidal river where you can launch a small boat or canoe. Title will be available on purchase. $245,000 Ref 1277 JIll WIlSOn 021 505 712

Open plan living. 3 bedroom home with polished floors & upgraded kitchen. Private backyard with deck. Single carport. Perfect Rental Investment or First Home. auction to be held at First national Office, 180 Banks street, Whangarei on 6th July at 12noon. $297,000 Ref 3031 JOhn POWell 021 439 555

09 439 7295

Maungaturoto Hotel SATURDAY 23RD JUNE



GRAND RE-OPENING SPIT ROAST BBQ • Prizes • Music • Great food (all new lounge bar menu)

** Live music Saturday 7th July ** ** ** Irish band Sunday 8th July from 3pm

See the hotel restored to its days of glory in time for Maungaturoto’s


150th Anniversary! From 8.30pm till late ~ $5 entry

35 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto • Phone 09 431 8006

Fun for everyone

Licensed under REAA 2008

Kaipara Lifestyler, June 20 2012  

Kaipara's only regional community newspaper. 10,600 copies delivered FREE throughout the Kaipara: Dargaville, Ruawai, Paparoa, Matakohe, Mau...

Kaipara Lifestyler, June 20 2012  

Kaipara's only regional community newspaper. 10,600 copies delivered FREE throughout the Kaipara: Dargaville, Ruawai, Paparoa, Matakohe, Mau...