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Rowland wins for cancer  by Paul Campbell

Shearing champion Rowland Smith has crowned his Ruawai family’s trophy collection with this year’s Golden Shears title, donating his prize money to the fight against cancer. “It was an emotional end to the 53rd Golden Shears, an event in which Rowland has previously won the junior and senior sections,” said Shearing Sports New Zealand spokesman, Doug Laing. “Rowland’s mother Christel, died of cancer, and at the Golden Shears finals was the second place getter in woolhandling, Joanne Kumeroa, who is battling the disease. “It was a really emotional and poignant moment when Rowland told the crowd ‘it’s not for the money’ and leaned down from the board and gave Joanne a huge hug, as he donated his $3,000 cheque to the shearer’s cancer fund. That has brought it to more than $11,000 in donations and other gifted prizes from the event.” Smith has been on winning form on the New Zealand shearing circuit since January when he returned to competition after honeymooning in Hawaii with his new wife and fellow shearing recordbreaker, Ingrid Baynes. The couple now live in Hastings. In Ruawai, family celebrations are still on hold, with shearing taking first place. “Rowland’s father Matt and his two brothers are actually away shearing in the United States,” said his stepmother, Lynn. “I’m holding the fort I guess, and have just moved 370 sheep over 10 paddocks. We are thrilled with the news and I have texted the family and Rowland with congratulations. Winning

Kauri accordion comes home

Piano accordion maestro Kevin Friedrich makes his annual homecoming to Dargaville …

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Anna’s Waiouru posting

A protégé of The Kauri Museum is bound for a new position at the Waiouru Army Museum …

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Magical Mangawhai

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 Rowland Smith, with a hug for woolhandling competitor Joanne Kumeroa, who is battling cancer but still finished second in the Open woolhandling title

the Golden Shears shows just who Rowland is. He dedicates himself to it.” Smith was the bookmakers favourite to win despite the presence of four others who between them have won 21 of the event finals in the last 23 years. Mr Laing said the final event was extremely tense. “With 16-times winner, David Fagan, missing from the final for only the fourth time in 30 years, Smith was always going to find three other former winners toughest to beat. “The final result was in doubt until the presentation, with Rowland’s event best 10.45 quality points total securing

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him the major prize. And then it was a win for cancer.” In another first for Northland, a 15-year-old from Kaeo became the fourth brother in his family to win a Golden Shears championship. Marshall Guy won the Junior final, emulating the efforts of his brothers Bevan and Bryce who won the Intermediate finals in 2009 and 2012 respectively, and Charlie who won the Novice final in 2011. Marshall was first to finish the five sheep final, taking 7min 39.588sec and four points ahead of 18-year-old Mataura shearer Kahn Culshaw.

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 Members of the Pouto polocrosse team admire the view of the Tasman Sea and Ripiro Beach while taking part in a three day horse trek fundraising for Northland Hunt Club. Around 90 riders explored Okaro and Waikere and trekked the Pouto sand dunes to the lighthouse and finished at Treasure Bay. Pouto resident Darren Searle followed in his vehicle with supplies and doubled as a guide. “We had a lot of fun — we are so lucky to have such a huge amount of people coming to Pouto,” said trek photographer Merilee Pairama-Hart.

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Year 9 to Year 13 Academic Coaching Interviews An invitation is extended to all parents and caregivers to attend Academic Coaching Interviews, with your child’s Form teacher. Academic Coaching will be held over two days at Dargaville High School; Thursday 18th April, 9.00 am until 7.00pm and Friday 19th April 9.00am until 3.15pm. Parents/caregivers are requested to make ONE twenty minute interview time for their child. To make an appointment for the Academic Coaching Interview you can: 1) Book online using www.schoolinterviews. co.nz Unique code is NLB5G OR 2) Return the appointment slip (below) with your child, stating the day and preferred time of your appointment OR 3) Ring the school office

During Academic Coaching all students have had the opportunity to develop a long term Personal Education Plan (PEP) and to evaluate what they think they will achieve in 2013. Each subject teacher has recorded (for senior students) an estimate of the credits that students are currently on track to achieve. All of these, a Term One Interim report and an attendance printout will be available at the Academic Coaching Interview. The focus of the interview will be around what students need to achieve to reach their goals and how the three parties; the student/the school/the family can work together to gain success. It is essential that you bring your child to the Academic Coaching Interview. Please report to Dargaville High School’s main reception on the day of your appointment. We look forward to seeing you there.

 Rosie the cow and farmhands Becky (left) and Matt (right) from Dairy NZ came to visit St Joseph’s Catholic School in Dargaville to put on a show to explain how milk is produced. “The students were totally engaged the whole time. It was fast paced, really funny yet informative,” says principal Glenis Guest. She adds that it promoted teamwork and had the students singing and dancing.

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 Matakohe School pupils have been spending plenty of time in their pool over the summer with swimming a popular addition to daily class lessons. “Our more able swimmers have training sessions at morning tea or lunchtime, and after school on Mondays and Wednesdays teachers, staff, parents and community members supervise general tuition,” says teacher, Helen Reynolds.


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Kauri accordion comes home Loved tree ‘has got to go’  by Sheri O’Neill

 by Rose Rees-Owen

Piano accordion maestro Kevin Friedrich makes his annual homecoming to Dargaville this month accompanied by a uniquely crafted kauri accordion that has been more than two years in the making.

 Kevin Friedrich and kauri accordion.

Made from wood donated by Dargaville builder, Arthur Maich, and inlaid with paua shell, the first ever kauri accordion is one of three instruments similar in design but crafted individually by traditional accordion artisan Aaro Luukinen at the Ikaalinen College of Crafts and Design in Finland. Kevin describes the feel of the kauri frame and the experience of drawing music from it as ‘profound.’ “Until it was finished Aaro had no idea what the sound would be like — no-one had, because a kauri accordion had never before been played. But everyone is delighted with its beautiful resonance.” Following a public debut at a concert at the Lighthouse Function Centre, the new accordion will reside in Dargaville as part of Kevin’s personal collection, the ‘Accordion Gems’ display in the music room at the Museum , while its triplets will remain in Finland and with Kevin respectively. With an instrument in each hemisphere and also at his base in New

York, Kevin can practice and play without having to cart one around on his travels. “We have a great welcome planned for the little accordion at the concert,” says Kevin. “Ken Cashin, Dargaville’s photographer extraordinaire, has put together an audio visual presentation that documents its creation — from Arthur Maich preparing the wood and the shipping of the wood to Finland, to the crafting of the instruments.“ The six minute clip will premiere at the concert as Kevin performs an original accordion work by New Zealander Brett Gibson, entitled ‘The First Dance’. ‘An Afternoon of Music with Kevin Friedrich and Friends’ is at 1pm on Sunday, March 24, with tickets available now through the Dargaville  Museum: 09 439 7555.

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The historic house of Joseph Dargaville is part of the Norfolk Court Rest Home and CEO Stuart House imagines the founder planted the tree soon after it was built in 1874 making the pine around 139 years old. “This is a huge loss not only to us but for the community of Dargaville,” says Stuart adding they named the rest home after the tree and it features in their logo. Lightning struck the pine in late 2011 splitting the trunk and an arborist told Stuart to monitor its health. “The top three quarters is dead and now the balance is starting to shift and the bottom is  Norfolk Court CEO Stuart House and manager slowly dying.” Carla Doran with the iconic Norfolk Pine. Not wanting it to fall on a person Christmas when he was a boy. or property the arborist suggested “For many years they decorated it be removed. it and you could even see the lights “We’re not sure exactly when it will happen — we’re waiting for the from Ruawai. It stopped in the 70s insurance company to get back to us,” because the heat wasn’t healthy for the tree.” says Stuart. A replacement tree will be planted Resident Irene Seymour says she will deeply miss the tree as she feeds close by and Stuart says the stump birds under it every morning and will be made into a table with a plaque Stuart recalls when it was lit up at to remember it.

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The much loved Norfolk pine tree which is believed to be planted by founder of the town, Joseph Dargaville, will be cut down due to safety reasons.

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Lions on the lookout

Monthly market for Maungaturoto  by Sheri O’Neill

The Maungaturoto Residents Association is launching a town market on Friday, April 5 at Maungaturoto’s Centennial Hall.

 Ruawai Lions members are out and about, collecting goods for their charity auction on Saturday March 23. Organiser Jim Simpson says people with items to donate can either drop them off or arrange for them to be picked up. “Just give us a call.” The auction starts in the Kaipara Kumara forecourt at 10am with viewing from 9.30am, and a trading table for small items opens at 9am. Food and refreshments will be on sale. Information: 09 439 2557.

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more. If necessary we’ll spill out into the car park!” A feature of the market will be a business suite. “Each month, local businesses and organisations can book a place to promote their services and activities,” says Carol. Information: carol.n.h@xtra.co.nz 09 431 8777 4pm to 6pm. 

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 Around 60 people took free snorkelling tours run by the Whitebait Connection programme at Lake Waikere last weekend. Kim Jones from the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust says the day was a ‘real success’ combining with the waka ama club attracting another 40 people. Among the flora and fauna they saw endangered longfin eels and Kim adds they saw more than last year which is ‘encouraging.’

Organiser Carol Hunter says the market will run monthly on Fridays between 4pm and 8pm, with a view to becoming fortnightly further down the track. “We’ve scheduled a Friday evening so it won’t compete with the other local markets.” The market will feature art, crafts, new clothing, plants and produce, with an emphasis on handcrafted quality. Carol says she moved to Maungaturoto from Whangarei six years ago, inspired by the community spirit she found in the town. “Our motto for the market is ‘Created to Inspire’, as we see it not only as an outlet for local creativity and an opportunity for people to become more self-reliant, but also as a social hub where people can get together and motivate each other.” She has been delighted at the response from a variety of local businesses. “We have twenty stalls booked already, ranging from lingerie, cosmetics, mosaics, knitting, fashion, honey, seafood, eggs and jewellery, but the Centennial Hall will hold plenty

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Festival takes the cake As part of the Kaipara Kai and Fun Festival at Harding Park on March 23 there will be a cooking contest which will be ‘bigger and better than last year.’

Cooking competition co-ordinator, Annette Scarfe, along with committee members, Lynley Thompson and Raewyn Sills, have made contact with 23 schools in the Kaipara district and received positive feedback. “We’ve had a lot of enthusiasm from students and perhaps students could get Grandma or Mum or Dad involved harbouring some friendly family competition.” There will be two categories, juniors and open, and aspiring bakers can enter into four sections; cakes, small cakes, cup cakes and healthy baked snacks. The Northland District Health Board is encouraging all stall holders to have healthy options available and the healthy baked snack section has a twist. “Competitors have to design their snack for a specific person — a forestry worker is going to have a different amount of carbohydrates that their body needs than someone who goes to school.” She adds that men are welcome to enter and showcase their culinary skills and to bring along their recipes as they will be published in local media.

Judges Vi Wood-Oliff and Heather Ware from Whangarei will pick the best baked treats with the prize giving at 4pm. Entries must be in by 10am and open to public viewing between 2-4pm. Registration forms are available at Dormavilla in Dargaville or register on the day bringing your baking, juniors under 14 are free and adults cost $5.

Anna’s Waiouru posting A protégé of The Kauri Museum is bound for a new position at the Waiouru Army Museum to take care of its national collection of New Zealand’s military history.

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Anna Beasley has a University of Canterbury Bachelor of Arts, Major in History and a University of Auckland Postgraduate Diploma of Arts in Museum and Cultural Heritage. “Anna has worked on two projects at The Kauri Museum,” said CEO Bet Nelley. “One has been re-housing and digitising the textile collection and the other has been re-housing and digitising our war memorabilia collection. These projects have entailed assessment, When you think about your own or your loved ones future needs, day to day living requirements, please remember that you have the right of choice, to be involved and heard in any decisions that may be made by others. To qualify for assisted care you will need to be assessed by the District Health Board. You have the right to express any concerns that you may have during this time. For example, if you are being assessed on one of your better days, explain that this is not how you always are. Take care, make a time that suits you to come to see us and have a chat.

collections management, and conservation of items, photography, and general museum maintenance. “Unfortunately for us, it is very difficult to keep young professionals in rural Matakohe, and we understand that they have to spread their wings and fly. We feel proud that we have added to Anna’s experience and to her career.” “This new position will entail helping to look after a very special national collection.”

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Energy News Never touch powerlines In recent weeks members of the public have moved downed powerlines with their bare hands. No one should ever touch a downed line as it could lead to severe injury or death. The simple rule is never touch downed lines – stay well clear and also keep children and animals away. Phone 0800 10 40 40 to report lines down or a potential cause of an outage and wait for Northpower line staff to attend to the issue. Don’t take matters into your own hands – after all, you wouldn’t willingly hold on to an electric fence, so please keep away from powerlines.

In the community Our crews continue to be busy throughout Kaipara and Whangarei with some of our more recent, current and future tasks being: • Western Hills Drive relocation work (for the road works) has been all wrapped up for now – that is, until the next section of road works commences • Some work associated with Whangarei’s new harbour crossing • The Ngunguru line nearly complete • Conductor replacement is underway at some beach areas (Taiharuru and Ohawini Bay) • The 11kV switch replacement project continues in the Hikurangi and Marua areas • Conductor replacement and 11kV maintenance in the Waipu, Batley area is a priority just now • Conductor replacement and 11kV maintenance in the Pouto (from Dargaville to the Peninsula) • 11 kV extensions to Vodafone cell phone site Maungakaramea • Network underground pillar replacements at Marsden Point area along with some smaller sub divisions - i.e Workman Properties at Fourth Ave • Network Earth mat maintenance in the Dargaville coastal area

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Magical Mangawhai

Another accolade for famous Mangawhai restaurant Mention Mangawhai to out-of-towners and holidaymakers, and there are three things which they will immediately recall about the small seaside town. The first is the magical coastline, with its famed coastal walks and big surf. The second is the historic local hotel, renowned for the quality of the musicians who play there. And the third is iconic local restaurant Sail Rock, a destination which has been serving up hospitality and charm (along with a stunning menu of local dishes) for two decades. The fame of Sail Rock (named for the distinctive offshore island of the same name) has spread much further than just the rest of the Kaipara. Featured in such prestigious publications as the New Zealand Lonely Planet Guide and now Cuisine magazine’s ‘taste the region’ wine country edition, the popular eatery is winning global acclaim. Here’s what the Lonely Planet Guide has to say about Sail Rock — “Sail

Rock Café is a wonderful eatery that takes justified pride in its Salt & Pepper Squid, a dish that provokes an almostreligious experience in many a diner. All that plus charming service, great pizza (after 5pm) and an award winning coffee blend make this the best place to eat for miles and miles. “At the tail end of a day’s surfing this is the place to chat about the break that got away.” 1

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made the cut, along with Mangawhai vineyards Lochiel and Millars. Owner Margaret Fish is proud of her restaurant and her team for attracting this kind of attention, and the good publicity it brings. It’s taken a lot of hard work to bring the restaurant up to such a level. But she reiterates that it’s not just guests from overseas and out of the region who have spread the word. Sail Rock is a favourite spot for Mangawhai locals, and many evenings see the wide sliding doors of the restaurant thrown open, the piano brought out and live music playing into the night. Visiting maestros such as recent guest Paul Ubana Jones make the guest book at Sail Rock very interesting reading! With a long summer drawing to a close, these warm evenings are a perfect opportunity to try Sail Rock’s world famous hospitality for yourself. You’re guaranteed a warm welcome, and a dining experience like no other.

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Magical Mangawhai

Cosy winter on cards Money for Mangawhai All 24 council-owned housing units in Fagan Place, Mangawhai, have been refurbished over the summer, receiving insulation and an exterior repaint.

With insulation at the top of the residents wish list, Kaipara District Council accessed a 60 per cent subsidy for the insulation work through the Warm Up NZ: Heat Smart scheme administered by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority. “The elderly residents get warmer, healthier units and council benefits from improving our assets ,” says KDC community development facilitator, Heidi Dreyer. She says the installation was completed with little inconvenience to the residents as they were not required to leave their units.

The Mangawhai Endowment Fund Committee has made grants to the Mangawhai community totalling $55,104.

These were $860 to Mangawhai Riparian Planting Group; $30,000 to the Mangawhai Harbour Restoration Society; $4,604 to NZ Fairy Tern Charitable Trust; $13,200 to Mangawhai Historical Society; and $6,500 to Mangawhai Plunket Group. The fund was created from the disestablishment of the Mangawhai Harbour Board in 1965, with the board’s Mangawhai property assets being vested in the former Otamatea

County Council. Annual applications are called from the Mangawhai community for grants, which are distributed from income after inflation proofing the fund’s value. Committee Chair, Colin Dale, acknowledged the quality of all 11 applications received. “But, unfortunately, with applications for more than $266,000, the committee had to decline some applications.” The next round of applications is due around October.

 Residents Kevin Best and Kevin Twin with painters Sam Machon and Mat Morrison

Mangawhai Heads  NZ Fairy Tern Charitable Trust gets $4,604 from the Mangawhai Endowment Fund

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How you can save money by keeping your septic system effective and healthy Septic tanks and multi-stage septic systems are delicately balanced environments. It does not take much to upset them. Common practice is to ignore the septic system until problems occur. Good and best economical practice is to always keep your septic system well maintained. A malfunctioning septic system can become a health hazard. When a system is not maintained or operated as a delicately balanced environment, problems occur. These problems include nasty odours, leach line blockages, untreated liquid rising to the surface, toilets gurgling and taking time to empty. At this stage your septic system is a serious health hazard to you and your children. Human waste produces faecal coliform bacteria, a source of viral and bacterial gastroenteritis as well as Hepatitis A and other diseases. Hepatitis can be a debilitating condition and cause long-term harm to children. There are only three remedies. One: stop using the septic system until it recovers. This can take over a month and is not normally practical. Two: excavate your septic system and relocate it. This is very costly and time consuming, sometimes requiring new resource consents and different systems. Three: treat your septic system with Septi-Cure™ every six months. Septi-Cure is Cost effective. By far the most cost effective solution is to pour one litre of Septi-Cure™ down each toilet bowl every six months. This simple action will help keep your system working at top efficiency by reducing solids and scum. Instead of emptying your tank frequently, the reduction in solids and scum saves you expensive pump out costs. Your

irrigation field and leach lines will become clear of slimes and blockages so nature can handle the gradual seepage and evaporation for you. When this is happening your system will be operating effectively and not endangering you or your family’s health. What is Septi-Cure™ Septi-Cure™ is a concentrated mixture of selected naturally occurring microorganisms. These harmless tiny organisms live and multiply by feeding on waste material. When introduced to your septic tank system, they go to work straight away digesting waste material, reducing solids and scum, allowing your septic system to start operating to its maximum efficiency. As they progress through to your irrigation field they feed on the slimes that prevent seepage and evaporation. When seepage and evaporation return to normal, you have reduced the risk of contaminating groundwater and the environment as well as reducing the chances of infection for you and your family. Eventually, they get washed out of the system and have to be replaced to continue their work. This is why you introduce Septi-Cure™ to your septic system every six months for maximum efficiency. A satisfied customer in Hamilton has been using Septi-Cure™ for three years. He says this allows them to have an odour-free septic tank with low maintenance costs. He also says that his service person is amazed at how well SeptiCure™ works, keeping their tank in very good condition. Problematic septic tanks – treat with Septi-Cure™. Prevent septic system problems – treat with Septi-Cure™. For Septi-Cure™- Call: 0800-109-202 Website: www.ecoworld.co.nz Also Available in Farmlands

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What are people REALLY saying about local businesses? Local businesses rely on local support — and that means the goodwill of the community. Because while an eye-catching advertisement is a great incentive to come and talk to your town’s favourite plumber, roofer, electrician or builder about a great deal, it’s the opinions of your friends and neighbours which can convince you to try new things. And it’s your own opinion — reinforced over many years, in some cases — which can see you stick with a trusted tradesperson or retailer through thick and thin. Here in the Kaipara we live in small towns, where everyone knows their neighbour. It takes a great reputation to build a lasting business in this kind

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“I’ve worked with Kevin from Window and Door Services for the last ten years on many projects. He’s very approachable, always available to talk and to give advice. Kevin is very professional and easy to talk to. I’ve found that he always has very good ideas for what is needed, and he’s good to work with. I’ve never had any trouble or worries with his workmanship, and his team are very competent and trustworthy.”

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“I’ve been going to Gas and Tyre Services for the last three years — I have a number of vehicles, but one in particular is a company vehicle which can cover 55,000k per year. It’s difficult to find the right tyres for my after market 19" wheels. Gas and Tyre Services sourced the best deal in terms of price, long life and durability and most importantly I found the service really good.” Roger Perry, Dargaville

“I’ve worked with Laser for a number of years, and they have helped with the electrics when we installed two rotary dairy sheds and a 40 a side herringbone. They did an excellent job – any problems we had were easily fixed, and they are there when you call them. Paul and Bruce have excellent knowledge.” P.F, Ruawai

“As a rep on the road, my tyres have to handle more than most. In both my current job and in a previous role covering all of Northland, Gas and Tyre Services have impressed with their good prices, fast service and honesty. I would recommend them to anyone!” Andy Bryenton, One tree point

“We use Laser for our refrigeration requirements on site. Bruce has guys who can cover our shifts – it’s a very technical job which they are very competent in doing.” – Silver Fern Farms, Dargaville

“All of my machinery — my own car, ute and the whole fleet — goes to Gas and Tyre Services. I just find their service is good — I’m one of those guys who when I pick up the phone I want action. Gas and Tyre deliver, along with great prices.” Kevin Reid, Ruawai

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“ “Plumbing and Heating have applied colour steel and Zincalume cladding and roofing to our premises over a number of years. Total area clad would be about 6,0002m. We found Andrew and his team a pleasure to deal with. They kept the site tidy and clean and ensured their operations did not intrude unnecessarily on our factory operations. Plumbing and Heating worked in well with our other contractors and suppliers. The contracts were completed in a timely manner and for the prices quoted. Extras charged were minimal and fully justified. Andrew is a good communicator and he and his team kept us well informed about progress and worked together to solve any problems which arose. We would be happy to recommend Andrew and his team at Plumbing and Heating to anyone constructing a large commercial building.” — Ken, Dargaville “Fast “ and speedy installation, works well, good to do business with!” – Kevin B, Pouto

“Just “ a short note to say thank you for the work done at our house on Monday. The guys did a great job!” – P.C & M.C, Kaipara

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“ moving into our new home we have been “Since very pleased with the underfloor heating (installed by Plumbing and Heating Dargaville). It provides constant, even and comfortable heating throughout the house. The heat in each room is thermostatically controlled allowing different levels of comfort to be set to suit individual family members’ preferences. Dargaville Plumbing and Heating Centre ensured that the system was set up and functioned to meet our requirements, and checked on the operation of the system during the first few weeks after we moved in. Overall we are very pleased with the underfloor heating system.” — Rob & Pam, Kaipara

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Farm machinery under the hammer

Pussycats ready to prowl

 by Sheri O’Neill

Maungaturoto and Districts Rotary are holding a giant farm machinery auction in Kaiwaka on Saturday March 23.

 Haydn Dyer as ‘Rupert the Tom’ and Elizabeth Harris as ‘Miss Saigon’: appearing in Otamatea Repertory Theatre’s production of ‘Dirty Weekends’ by Roger Hall and Philip Norman, opening March 15 at the Theatre, Bickerstaffe Road, Maungaturoto.

Raft racing in Ruawai The Ruawai Boating Club is bringing back raft racing on March 16 after a lull of around 10 years.

 Maungaturoto and Districts Rotary media officer, Betty Nelley, with a generator to be auctioned.

Organiser Dave Prankerd from Mangawhai says Rotary has departed from their donated goods auction model for this year’s fundraiser. “Farmers’ machinery auctions used to be quite common — it’s a good way for cockies to clear out the shed to make way for new equipment and farmers starting out to get their hands on second hand gear.“ The auction is on behalf of sellers, with all items required to be delivered on site on March 21 and 22 with any unsold goods collected by March 24. Dave says auctioneer Brad Jackson from Thornton Auctions has been very

generous, running the auction at cost only. “The usual commission would be 30%, but we’re doing it for 20% and at least half of it goes straight to Rotary to support community projects. “Register your gear as soon as you can,” says Dave, “already we’ve been flooded with quality entries and it’s set to be a great sale.” The auction site at 1920 State Highway 12, Kaiwaka has ample parking and a sausage sizzle and cold drinks will be available. Bidding starts at 10am with viewing from 8.30am. For information: 09 431 4440

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“It’s the first time that we have run it as it used to be organised by community groups such as the Ruawai Lions and a junior organisation called the Ruawai Jaycees,” says commodore Ian Beattie. “We want to make it a community event,” says Ian. There will be a bar and barbeque on the shore line and providing Maungaturoto & Districts Rotary

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 Two raft race entrants will have the chance to be winched up by a rescue helicopter just as Stacy Beattie did at the Ruawai Boating Club Muddy Waters Festival in 2009.

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there are no medical emergencies in the area there will be a winching demonstration by the Northland Emergency Services Trust. “All entrants in the raft race can enter to be in the harness and be winched up in the helicopter after the race is complete,” says Ian. “The North Kaipara Coastguard will be in attendance and their rescue vessel based in Helensville will also be on display.” The course is one and a half kilometres long beginning at Wilson Landing Road and finishing at the Ruawai boating ramp with a prize pool of $500 up for grabs. Entries are available at the Challenge Service Station in Ruawai costing $20 for rafts with up to four paddlers and $5 for each additional paddler.

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A real dinkum bushman  by Paul Campbell

The death of 93-year-old Tom Ringrose has left the Kaipara rural community mourning the loss of a colourful link to the past, as the consummate axe man, bushman and sometimes bon vivant was laid to rest at the cemetery on the side of Tokatoka at the weekend. “He is appropriately in sight of the pub, and a couple of bottles of brew went with him,” said a friend who attended the graveside funeral service along with some 200 others. Tom was a familiar figure in the range between Dargaville and Paparoa, most recently in the firewood business with Naumai’s Jo and Wayne Steiner, of Jo’s Cafe. “Tom had a long and varied country life,” said Wayne. “He was apparently an excellent shot with his single barrel Purdy and a great pool player. He was an independent bloke, and if we offered him too many cups of tea or sandwiches in a work break sitting on the porch, he’d take it as encroaching on that. He was just happy being around wood, Read the newspaper online

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and was still chopping firewood right towards the end.” In earlier years, Tom also worked as a pub bouncer in the early bush days. He once, and only once, went to Auckland. “That was in 1953, to buy a motorbike,” said Wayne.”Apart from that, he pretty much stuck to the Tokatoka area, with the odd trip through to have a beer at the Paparoa Pub.” The pub in fact kept a crate of beer at room temperature for Tom, who’d been weaned on his beverage in the days before refrigeration. He was laid to rest in a family plot at Tokatoka, and he is survived by two younger brothers, aged 85 and 91. “A real local icon has left us, a real dinkum bushman,” said Wayne. Find

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 The axeman: Tom Ringrose, in a break from splitting firewood with a visitor, the late George Morgan.

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Local connection to Ireland’s big day

New sound at Big River  by Rose Rees-Owen

A new purpose built studio and sound booth has been two years in the making according to Big River FM manager Anaru Tana.

While the early history of Maungaturoto is based in the Albertland settlement — 150 years ago this year — the forests of the early Kaipara attracted settlers from across the thenpowerful British Empire, including many immigrants from Ireland. When the Maungaturoto hotel was built, more than a century ago, this Celtic community found the perfect place to celebrate that most Irish of festivals; Saint Patrick’s Day. After a lengthy restoration project the historic hotel is once again back to its former glory, and is now under the management of the Collins family, themselves proud to hail from the ‘Emerald Isle’. This year the hotel is ready and the stage is set for a true celebration of the day the Irish call Lá Fhéile Pádraig — an ancient tradition which has grown into a worldwide day of merriment and fun. Just as it must have been back in those pioneer days of the 19th century, the

Maungaturoto Hotel will be a centre of Irish hospitality, with traditional Guiness and Kilkenny pints on tap, music both old and new, and hearty dishes served up from the kitchen from old Irish recipes. It has taken a lot of hard work and the help of many familiar faces in the Maungaturoto community to restore the hotel and make it a living piece of the town’s history, and this celebration is a chance to showcase just how far the grand old building has come. They say that on the 17th ‘everyone in the world is Irish for 24 hours’, and being able to share this fun and friendly day of Irish culture with the people of the Kaipara — in a building with such a rich local history — is a distinct pleasure for the Collins family, their friends and staff. Join in a tradition going back to the middle ages (and a tradition celebrated in Maungaturoto since Irish settlers first landed on these shores) by donning the traditional green and raising a pint or two with them.

 Intern, Callum and manager, Anaru enjoying the new studio at Big River FM

“We’re always looking for ways to improve facilities,” says Anaru. A Radio Engineer designed the on air studio and sound booth. It took around two weeks to build, with local builders and volunteers donating materials and their time saving the station thousands of dollars. “This year is all about evolving the Station,” says Anaru, “The upgrade is long overdue, with more

improvements scheduled for later in the year.” DJs and visitors can now plug in their mp3 devices as well as smart phones and tablets through an auxiliary input bringing it into the digital era. Intern, Callum Lee, who aspires to work for The Rock, says the new improvements will help to further develop the skills necessary for him to enter commercial radio.

Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 09 439 6933

Closing date for classified advertising for the 19 March 2012 edition is 10am, Monday 18 March 2012. See our terms and conditions online at www.kaiparalifestyler.co.nz For Sale

For Sale

Garage Sale

Property Maintenance

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. 15FT FRYAN ALUMINIUM boat, canopies, 30hp Suzuki 2 stroke outboard. Power tilt & trim. Runs as new. $5,000 Ph 09 431 7528.

GARAGE SALE — 125 Awakino Point East Rd, 22nd March, early till late. General household goods and boys clothes from birth — 4yrs old.

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.

Made locally

Quality coMpost brightleaf

• RICH & DARK • NO STINK! • EXCELLENT SOIL BOOSTER 40 L bags Sold at Dargaville ITM 09 439 8730 BULK $70 per m³ Sold at 103 Beach Road Call Bernie 09 439 6785

DINING ROOM Suite — 7pce. Solid wood. 1mtr wide x 1.45mtr long. Extends to 2mtr. EXC CONDITION. $590 ono. Phone 09 439 8837. DISC BRAKE pads for all cars and light commercials. Inder’s Auto One Dargaville Phone 09 439 8219. FISHING TICKETS, Tackle & Bait available from Inder’s Auto One Dargaville Phone 09 439 8219. SURFCASTING ROD & Reel Sets from $79.95. Inders Auto One Dargaville Phone 09 439 8219.

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Nurseries & Plants ORDER NOW Place your orders for the planting season with Babylon Coast Gardens Ltd, for pick up or delivery when the rain comes. Great discounts for purchases of 50 or more plants, delivery service available. Visit the Nursery at 1246 Babylon Coast Road, Dargaville on Saturday’s 10am to 4pm. Or come to our stall at Dargaville’s Riverside Market on Thursday’s. Enquiries welcome Phone 09 439 4223.

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 & Services. Make sure your chimney is clean for insurance purposes. It’s never too early to have your chimney, flue & fire box cleaned safety checked & repaired for winter. Phone John 09 439 5289 or 022 642 1376. Crawford Solutions.

PAINTER & PAPERHANGER, inside & out. Roof repairs & spraying. Quality work, references available. Crawford Solutions, Phone John 09 439 5289 or 022 642 1376. 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.

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Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 09 439 6933

Closing date for classified advertising for the 19 March 2012 edition is 10am, Monday 18 March 2012. See our terms and conditions online at www.kaiparalifestyler.co.nz Work Wanted

To Let

CANVAS & UPHOLSTERY 09 439 4670 PVC covers for trailers, harvesters, tarps etc. Boat covers & upholstery. Car headlining, bike seats, horse cover repairs, furniture recovers.

2 BDRM Cottage, Te Kopuru. $170p/w, available 14/4. Email Applications to: 2bedrental@gmail.com Refs Required.

FOR HIRE Three row green feed maize chopper and Trailer bin for the smaller job $150/hr Phone Ross 021 439 838.

DARGAVILLE CAMPERVAN PARK & CABINS

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

Pinaki Sand & Clean Fill

DENISE CLARK Toenail & Fingernail Cutting Service

Phone

09 439 1505 027 614 6309

09 439 6068

SPOUTING, KITCHEN FIXTURES & DRAINLAYING

Nick Evans

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MSF UK Osteopath for Back Pain Relief

Plumbing and Heating Centre

for sales and installation

09 439 6123

 0800 326 123 102 Jervois Street, Dargaville

09 439 2620 021 185 4856

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

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

Situations Vacant

Graphic Designer Position Available NorthSouth Multi Media Ltd, based in Dargaville, are publishers of the Kaipara Lifestyler, the Northern Farming Lifestyles, Waikato Farming Lifestyles, Taranaki/Manawatu Farming Lifestyles and Canterbury Farming. We are looking for two graphic designers to join our exciting publishing company as two of our designers are going overseas on their OE. These positions can be waged or contractual. Start date for one would be 1st of May and the second mid May.

Skills Required

PARK FOR LEASE Town Centre – opp. Countdown Expressions of interest sought for the following: 11 heritage KP railway wagons converted into cabins with ensuites and decks. 2 ablution blocks for campervans. The site has 14 power points for campervans. Restaurant and Subway alongside. Manager’s accommodation available if required. Kitchen, games room and laundry. 4,000 visitors year 2011-2012.

OPEN HOME

Saturday, 16 March — 10am till 5pm • 1½ acre rural subdivision • Panoramic views • 5 bedrooms PLUS office • 3 bathrooms (including 2 ensuites) • Large double internal garage

90 Bee Bush Road, Arapohue Homesell ID 10226

Public Notices A MEDLEY of music and fun. Kevin Friedrich & Friends. Lighthouse, Sunday 24th March, 1pm. DARGAVILLE RIVERSIDE Produce Market. Thursdays 2.00—5.30pm. Ad Focus Carpark, Dargaville. FRESH & LOCAL. FOOD STALLS. Create your own picnic. Eat in the Park or at The Lighthouse Winebar. Kaipara Kai, Saturday 23rd March. FREE & CONFIDENTIAL NW Family Budgeting Service. Advice & complete money management if required. Call at 5 Portland Street or Phone 09 439 8592. FUN PARK at the Kaipara Kai Festival. Rides for the children. Fun for all. Saturday 23 March. Harding Park Dargaville. KEVIN FRIEDRICH plays for the first time, the unique Kauri Accordion — Lighthouse function Centre Sunday 24th March, 1pm.

Maize Maze Cnr SH12 & Baylys, Beach Turn Off

10am – 4pm Sat/Sun

Dargaville Lions 09 439 7464

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A.G.M.

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

AGM

Members are reminded that the Associations AGM will take place on Saturday April 13th 2013 at 11:00am. BuSINeSS: Apologies Minutes Matters Arising President’s Report Annual Accounts election of Officers Subscriptions General Business Notice of Motions close Friday March 29th at 5:00pm.

T PR ODUCE MARKE

Computer skills – knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

Please send your CV to: NorthSouth Multi Media Ltd PO Box 474, Dargaville accounts@thelifestyler.co.nz Phone: 09 439 6933

 0800 326 123

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Property For Sale

FINAL WEEKENDS HAVE FUN, ENJOY GETTING LOST

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

RIVERSIDE

NEWLY COMPLETED 3 Bdrm house, double glazed, insulated. New carpets and curtains. Large integral lined & insulated garage. Trade Me no: DAT 465. PRIVATE SALE $229,000. Phone 09 439 0559.

Public Notices

ROOFING

See www.dargavilleaccommodation.co.nz for photos and more info. For more information email: rayglen@xtra.co.nz or write to Ray Paxton, 170 Victoria St, Dargaville

Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

Team player.

Public Notices

DARGAVILLE

Thursdays 2.30-5.30pm AD Focus Carpark, Dargaville Fresh & Local

Members are advised that no subscription due will be taken on the day and that entry to the club and entitlement to a ballot paper will be by current membership card. Members are reminded that nominations for all positions on the executive Committee to be elected at the AGM, Saturday April 13th must be in the Secretary’s hands no later than Friday March 22nd 5:00pm 2013 Nomination papers available in the clubrooms.

Saturday 23 March 2013 at 8pm Followed by Trivial Pursuit Evening. Make up a team or join one there. Enquiries at Dargaville BP.

Kaipara District council

Venue anD tiMe cHange for Meeting 25 MarcH 2013 The Ordinary Meeting of the Kaipara District Council to be held at Council Chambers, Station Road, Dargaville on Monday 25 February 2013 will now be held at DARGAVILLE

Kaiwaka War Memorial Hall, RIVERSIDE PRODUCE MARKET Kaiwaka and will commence at 11am

VG Moffett — Sec/Mgr

RUAWAI LIONS CLUB

ANNUAL CHARITY AUCTION

Saturday 23 March, 2013

VENUE: Kaipara Kumara Forecourt TRADING TABLE: 9am VIEWING OF GOODS: 9.30am AUCTION STARTS: 10am

Sponsors’ products for auction – includes farming products Toys, books, antiques, furniture, electrical appliances, bric-a-brac, etc Food & refreshments available Contact: Jim or Dorothy Simpson

09 439 2557

MONSTER COMMUNITY

CAR BOOT SALE at Baylys Beach

Easter Saturday 30th March All sellers welcome

DONaTION $10 pER SEllER ph 439 5144 for bookings or 439 0037 Sausage sizzle 10am to 2pm Community Project run by Baylys Beach Society Inc.

Sale Of Liquor Act 1989 Section (55)3 Application For Club Licence Mangawhai Boating and Fishing Club Incorporated has made application to the Kaipara District Licensing Agency at Dargaville for the granting of a New Club Licence in respect of the premises situated at 57 Alamar Crescent, Mangawhai Heads and known as The Mangawhai Boating and Fishing Club. The general nature of the business to be conducted under the licence is: Club activities for the Mangawhai Boating and Fishing Club. The days on which and the hours during which liquor is intended to be sold under the licence are Friday and Saturday 10:00am– 11:00pm, Sunday 10:00am–6:00pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the Kaipara District Licensing Agency at Kaipara District Council offices at 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville or the Kaiwaka Service Centre, State Highway One, 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 after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Agency at the Kaipara District Council, Private Bag 1001, Dargaville. This is the first publication of this notice.


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