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Re-enactment remembers  by Colin Patterson

There’s no better way to understand the hardships faced by soldiers at war than to walk a mile in their boots. That’s exactly what happened at the Hakaru RSA’s re-enactment of a real battlefield, as the guns sounded and troopers marched to remember the sacrifice of a past generation.

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P5  Re-enactors (from left): Spencer Bott, Troy Melley and Chris Bass play World War 2 American troops from the 101st Airborne Brigade at the Days of Thunder commemoration. See page 8 for more photos …

The organiser of ‘Days of Thunder’, Sheryl Botica, said more than 300 adults came on the first day and 250 on Sunday, a turnout she was pleased with. “It went very well. It’s the first time we’ve put on an event like this. We’ve learned an awful lot.” While based on the First World War, the event also included displays of equipment and weapons from other conflicts, including the Second World War, Korea and Vietnam wars. A collection of

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vintage cars also highlighted the part that vehicles played in wartime. A group of enthusiasts staged mock battles that drew large crowds. “The re-enactors are an amazing bunch of people,” says Mrs Botica. “They come from all over the country and go all over New Zealand. They do it all for free. They’re absolutely fabulous.” Bettie Marchant, from Hakaru RSA’s women’s section, achieved the honour of starting off one battle with a rifle

shot, while members of the cadet union were also invited to take part in the re-enactments. Mrs Botica says Hakaru RSA plans to organise another event next year to mark the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli, which “will be even bigger and better than this year’s. She says further events are likely to follow at three-year intervals, as the amount of organisation required makes it too difficult to hold them annually. 

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Kaiwaka firefighters Liquor application opposed face Sky Tower challenge  by Colin Patterson

It sounds like madness, but 700 firefighters will soon race up the 1,103 steps of Auckland’s Sky Tower in full firefighting kit and breathing apparatus.

An application for a licence to operate a retail liquor outlet in Paparoa has attracted strong opposition in the town and surrounding district, with a petition against the application attracting over 500 signatures at the time of writing.

 Paparoa service station’s John Eddy examines the petition circulated through businesses in Paparoa and Maungaturoto  Kaiwaka’s intrepid threesome (from left) Mike Law, Mickey Renton and Tim Brown pictured after completing the 2013 Sky Tower Challenge

Three of this year’s intrepid participants in the Sky Tower challenge to be held on May 17 are members of the Kaiwaka Volunteer Brigade. Tim Brown, Mickey Renton and Mike Law will bust their guts on May 17 for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. The 2013 event raised $700,000 and organisers are hoping for more than $1 million this time. Mr Law says the Kaiwaka trio took part last year, so know what to expect. “It was pretty exhausting.” They decided to enter after Mr Law’s three-year-old daughter was diagnosed with cancer. He and his colleagues have not undertaken any special training. Mr Law, a retired forestry worker says he keeps pretty fit, as does Mr Brown who works in IT. “Mickey’s a roofer, so he’s up and down ladders all day.” The threesome say they have been too busy to do much about sponsorship. But they took part in Shave for a Cure. “We cut people’s hair in full firefighting kit. Then we took it off and had ours cut. We managed to raise $6,000 for child cancer.” Each of the three finished last year’s climb in around 23 minutes and Mr Law

is confident they can do as well this year. But he hopes for a quieter preparation than in 2013. “Last year the alarm went off the evening before. We spent several hours fighting a fire.” To support the Kaiwaka firefighters, go to firefightersclimb.org.nz/Donations. 

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Door is open to family assistance

Support worker reckons she’s privileged

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Strengthening Families began operating in the Kaipara in 2007 and in that time, coordinator Bethne Smith has helped hundreds of families to reach their potential.

Otamatea Community Services has welcomed new family support worker Lianne Wilson to their team.

Bethne works with families who are already connected to other agencies and says her role is to get everybody on the same page. “I’m the in-between person. I find out what the agencies need, what the family needs and I coordinate that process. The reason it is working so well in the Kaipara, is because our social service agencies are committed to working together and achieving results. “Ninety nine per cent of the families I see have a passion to do  Strengthening Families coordinator Bethne Smith says self-referrals are always welcome, “Just better for their children and that knock on the door and come in for a chat” is why they come my way — they need help.” opened their homes to grandchildren, Strengthening Families is run in a who may come with their own issues. “I also see parents fighting to way that meets the unique needs of each family and the aim is to offer help get the best for their children and before a family reaches crisis point. The I see kids grasping whatever they service was first trialled in New Zealand can to make their life better and in the 1990s and since 1996, more just running with it, so I’m really, than 37,000 children and young people really lucky.” Strengthening Families is based have been involved in Strengthening at KAPs family service centre, 2 Families cases. “I get to meet the everyday heroes,” Station Road, Dargaville or phone adds Bethne. “Grandparents who have Bethne on 09 439 7336, email raised their own children and have now bethne4families@xtra.co.nz. 

 Lianne Wilson — ‘a journey with clients’

Lianne, who previously worked in the sector for five years in rehabilitation, live-in-care and supported housing, says she feels “privileged to be able to visit homes and spend time with people.” “Liane called in to see us at Community House in Maungaturoto, introduced herself and asked about our services,” says administrator, Elizabeth Ludlam. “She was interested to learn of the counselling and parent coach work but the role that really gripped her attention was that of Family Support.

When a vacancy occurred fairly soon after her visit, Lianne was back to ask more questions.” It was a clear match and since beginning with OCS in March, Lianne has completed Child Protection training, a rigorous 10 day budgeting programme and she has recently completed a three month part-time literacy and numeracy course. Lianne hopes that she can journey with the client families until they reach their potential, thus turning setbacks into comebacks. 

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Otamatea Netball Club has received a much needed boost after losing eight teams’ worth of equipment to a fire four months ago. The club applied to ANZ Courtside for a custom grant and were successful, receiving a set of uniforms, netballs and pump and a gear bag. The club was also delighted to receive two unexpected donations from Barfoot and Thompson and Maungaturoto Opportunity Shop. “My daughter, Stevie-Raye, was chosen to be a ball carrier for the Mystics at their game against the Tactics in Auckland for her sixth birthday and Mystics sponsor Barfoot and Thompson called our family on to the court and presented us with a $2,000 cheque for the club,” said president of Otamatea Netball Club, Tina Ball, whose house was destroyed in the fire. “It was totally unexpected and pretty awesome! “However, even with the grant and the donations we’ve received, we’re still a few thousand dollars short to get uniforms for all our teams. At the moment, we have borrowed some skirts and the players are playing in their own tops but we are going to run into an issue when the juniors start on May 10.”

Water restrictions lifted Recent heavy rains have led to the Kaipara District Council lifting water restrictions that were applied in the Dargaville and Baylys Beach areas. The restrictions were implemented in February and were designed to safeguard supplies through the second dry summer in a row. The restrictions prohibited the use of hoses and sprinklers to water gardens and wash cars. Council spokeswoman Barbara Ware says the restrictions were removed effective from midnight on Friday May 2. The ban on outdoor fires that has been in place since mid-summer was lifted two weeks ago. 

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 Northern Mystics player Kayla Cullen with Stevie-Raye Ball proudly holding with some replacement goodies to replace those she lost in the house fire

Uniforms alone are expected to cost $8,000 and although the club is grateful for everything they have received, they still need 8 matching uniforms to play in the Netball Rodney Competition. They are now concentrating on further fundraising initiatives. If people wish to assist in any way, they can contact Tina on 09 431 6878. 

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Carvings mark community gardens

Views heard on Annual Plan  by Colin Patterson

Kaipara District commissioners heard public submissions on the council’s draft Annual Plan for 2014/15 last week as public hearings took place in Maungaturoto, Dargaville and Mangawhai.

 Stephen Oliver and Violet Hutchinson from the Community Probation Service unveil one of two restored carvings outside the Te Kopuru Community Garden

supplied much of the labour. The offenders also restored two carvings that were rescued from a local drain, under the watchful eye of kaumatua and master carver Jim Te Tuhi. Among the plants growing in the garden are rhubarb, lettuces, potatoes, strawberries, beans, silver beet and passion fruit. 

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a targeted rate since it was built in 1980. Local resident Graham Jones said the Kauri Coast Community Pool was a white elephant costing the council $250,000 a year, even though its original business case said it would operate at no cost to ratepayers. He also criticised the council for resealing Hokianga Rd three times in two years, and for building a water storage dam for Dargaville but then being unwilling to spend $2 million on a pipeline to pipe the water to the town. The three commissioners meet again on May 27. The Annual Plan is then scheduled to be formally adopted before the start of the next financial year on July 1. 

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The region’s economic development agency is seeking help from Kaipara District Council to bring the Twin Coast Discovery Highway into the digital age. The initiative from It could also provide Northland Inc was outlined visitors with interpretative by its chief executive material on local David Wilson when he attractions and sites. gave his organisation’s “We want more visitors. submission to Kaipara But we also want them District Council’s draft to stay for longer. If you Annual Plan last week. get them to slow down, Mr Wilson says you win.” the proposal started Mr Wilson wants the when the New Zealand app running within the Transport Agency decided next 12 months. But he  Northland Inc CEO it would revitalise the agrees it is also important David Wilson signage on the route. It that hospitality providers starts in Auckland, heads north to the and operators come on board to make Brynderwyns and then turns left at the the platform truly interactive. “Auckland is one of the biggest intersection with State Highway 12. Mr Wilson says the Twin Coast markets for Northland, with a population Discovery Highway was New Zealand’s of 1.5 million. A lot of them come first touring route. “The aim is to bring north. Northland is their preferred it into the 21st century.” holiday destination.” While changing and updating signage Although Kaipara District Council’s is relatively straightforward, Mr Wilson financial problems mean it has not wants to transform the route via a new contributed financially to Northland Inc app, that supplements information in recent years, Mr Wilson says he looks currently found on Google Maps or forward to its input into the Twin Coast GPS. “When you drive into Dargaville Discovery Highway initiative. But money from the council is not the app can tell you what attractions are open and what accommodation essential. “We’ll go ahead whether or is available.” not council contributes.” 

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When appointed to govern the Kaipara District Council in September 2012, the Commissioners were provided with a set of tasks, laid out in a Gazette Notice issued by the Minister of Local Government. Every three months the Commissioners report to the Minister on their progress towards meeting the tasks. The last task set for the Commissioners is set down for the period July to October 2015. It is described as follows. The Commissioners will develop an exit plan to facilitate a smooth transition back to an elected Council. This may include: • Recommendations for any Government assistance required (eg special legislation) • Recommendations to use the Ministerial intervention and assistance provisions proposed as part of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill 2012 to assist the newly elected Council if appropriate; and • A plan for the induction of the new mayor and councillors to be elected in 2015. An elected Council is destined to replace the Commissioners in October 2015. Many of the tasks required to be accomplished by the Commissioners have been accomplished, some remain work in progress, and some like the last task described above have yet to be undertaken. Commissioners will put in place a plan for the induction of elected members. As members of the Kaipara community however, we should also be putting our minds towards the elections. Kaipara needs candidates who will stand for election, and who will bring the skills, community interest, and passion to Council that will form a great governance team for our district. As Commissioners, our promise to successfully elected candidates is to leave you with a Council that is in good shape – one that is financially sustainable, that is engaged with the many communities that make up Kaipara, and that is organisationally competent. We will leave you with a reliable Long Term Plan, with asset management plans that

are robust, and with a series of community action plans that have been embraced by residents. If you are interested in finding out about how Council works, or if you wish to discuss the demands of being an elected member, you might: • Ask a previously elected member for advice. • Attend a Council meeting or two. • Ask to meet with a Commissioner. The Kaipara District Council is a complex organisation, carrying out many activities – running libraries, managing networks like roads, providing parks and supporting community activities. For elected members this makes being part of the governance team interesting and challenging. The Kaipara District Council is also an important public organisation for our District. It provides services that we cannot provide alone. It keeps our roads open, our wastewater systems operating, and it is there if there is a civil defence emergency. As an elected member, you are there to guide the operation of Council – to set policies and ensure that they are abided by; to develop plans and approve contracts, and monitor their application; to work with members of the community and community groups, supporting their initiatives. The Council’s Chief Executive will report to your Council, and with the support of Council staff, will manage its operations. Kaipara is a district made up of many communities. As an elected member you will represent the whole district, and you will be amazed and impressed by the level of engagement for the public good that exists. Think about this. When the Commissioners end their time as the Council’s governors, Kaipara needs to replace them with a Mayor and Council that can take our District forward. Are you a possible candidate, or do you know someone who should consider standing?


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 Dargaville’s Victoria St — the town’s main shopping street — now has a new set of flags, as staff from Newman Engineering removed the former Field Days banners and replaced them with banners promoting Dargaville Museum and the Citizens Advice Bureau. The flags are an initiative of the Dargaville Business Forum. Newman Engineering co-owner Margaret Bishop says the changeover of the flags was delayed because the material used in the replacement flags had stretched and needed to be repaired before being reused.

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There is an old saying that when something leaves your mouth, it is no longer yours. True democracy provides the privilege of freedom of speech, but with it comes responsibility. In the modern world falsehood can spread its way around the world before truth has a chance to put its boots on. The recent award of $535,000 plus costs to Joe Karam in a defamation case against two men who launched an all-out attack on him because of support of David Bain, certainly sends a clear signal to all commentators in the public arena that New Zealand defamation laws require commentators to be very careful when they circulate opinions regarding individuals, that could lower and damage the reputation of that person in the eyes of right-minded thinking people. I took an interest in Joe Karam’s defamation proceedings. Like Joe Karam some years ago I successfully issued defamation proceedings as a result of statements that were made against me at a public dairy company meeting in my home town of Dargaville. In those days the local dairy company meetings were very well attended and sometimes very boisterous. There was certainly the local newspaper there which was well read. The local dairy

company chairman had stated publicly that I was party to causing the dairy company to lose a 10,000 ton coal order from States Mines. His public statements were found to be untrue and hurtful. Today on the internet we see emails being circulated and statements being made on social media such as Facebook that clearly are in breach of New Zealand defamation laws. It is good to see the government now introducing legislation regarding the internet whereby people will be held to account for malicious and threatening statements that are made against individuals. There are numerous examples where young people have been bullied and death threats have been made and also the inciting of individuals to commit suicide. While the majority of people realise that there is absolute privilege in relation

to Parliamentary proceedings and also in relation to judicial proceedings where individuals cannot issue slander or defamation proceedings, in every other public arena one must be extremely careful when it comes to making personal statements against an individual in public. Joe Karam’s case and other recent libel lawsuit awards where damages in excess of $800,000 plus costs have been awarded to the plaintiff, demonstrates that if one makes a statement that is actuated by malice and is designed to ridicule the individual, it can be very costly. We all have the right to speak out and question but we must remember our electronic communication to one another today is in the public domain. Everything is discoverable and largely we lack the control as to where it ends up, sometimes throughout the world. Many people believe that everything is fair game and make the mistake that you can say what you like and get away with it. It is amazing to see on the internet for example, cases where people make derogatory remarks about their local government councillors, thinking that they are entitled to do so. Some make the mistake of thinking that if you don’t name the person it is not defamatory. However, if a person’s reputation has been clearly impugned as a result of the statement and that personloses standing within the community, the law allows redress. For example, if a person who is advocating

an issue to a council, refers publicly to councillors as lacking integrity or acting dishonestly without naming them individually, legal actions can still be taken by councillors to protect their reputations. Justice Patricia Courtney found that 50 statements made against Joe Karam were defamatory and without defence. Few aspects of Mr Karam’s reputation were left untouched. The defamatory statements were made on Facebook and the Counterspin website. In a democracy, freedom of speech requires that public statements should be true and opinions honest. 

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get together at weekends. Before they started they also had a two-week bus trip to the USA. In Europe, Mr Bishop went to Denmark where he worked on a dairy and pig farm. Being Europe, all animals were kept indoors. “The cows were 100% indoors. There was zero grazing. There was nothing to compare it with.” Mr Bishop says he was the secondyoungest of the kiwis on the exchange. A number have passed on and some are getting elderly. So he and wife Margaret got to work organising a reunion at the Kaipara Vintage Machinery Club. “We didn’t know how many would make a 50th reunion. So we decided to organise a 47th.” 

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The top of the North Island region of Rural Women New Zealand is hosting a Family Fun Picnic Day to celebrate the UN International Year of Family Farming on Sunday, May 25. “Considering the drought that many Northland farming families have faced this season, our region has chosen to hold fun day off the farm to support this event,” says president of the RWNZ’s Aoroa branch, Kath Gillespie. “The programme offers something for everyone and most importantly, some light relief. Any profits from the day will go to the Northland Rural Support Trust, which will then filter back to farming families who need some extra assistance.” Held at the Kaipara Vintage Machinery Club, the day will be reminiscent of a traditional family day out, with old fashioned races and competitions for children and adults. Outdoor activities will include an egg and spoon, sack and three legged races, gumboot throwing, horseshoe quoits, an obstacle course relay, marbles, hopscotch and knucklebones. Miniature horse and cart rides and tractor and trailer rides will keep the children entertained and there will be vintage and static machinery displays, DVDs of historical interest and stalls with lots of interactive fun. Competitions

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Strong win at home for Northern Wairoa

Farming leader hopes for unity  by Colin Patterson

New Kaipara Federated Farmers president John Blackwell hopes that the area’s two farmers’ organisations can combine to form one voice. Mr Blackwell, a beef farmer was elected to the position at the recent annual general meeting of the Kaipara section of Federated Farmers. There are two farmers’ organisations in Northland, with Farmers of New Zealand being formed after the Northland Division of Federated Farmers declined to affiliate with its national body. “Farmers are only 2.5% of the population, so there are only a few of us. I’d like us to speak with one voice.” Mr Blackwell says Kaipara farmers have gone through  New Kaipara Federated Farmers president John Blackwell tough times with droughts over the last two summers. But ensuring confidence remains high corporate farming, as companies take advantage of mechanisation the availability of supplementary among producers. However, he says farmers to buy up farms and combine feed such as palm kernels has helped dairy farmers get through are well aware of the need them into larger units. “We can’t it. But that option is not generally to plan ahead, as climatic stop progress,” says Mr Blackwell. available to sheep and beef changes are likely to continue to “But bigger is not always better. Having fewer farming families has farmers who have responded by pose challenges. The first few years of the 21st a big impact on our communities, destocking. But stable international meat prices have continued, century have seen an increase in especially primary schools.” 

ATS

Saturday could have been mistaken for a mid-summer day, with clear sunny skies, it was a great day for Northern Wairoa soccer team as they notched up their first win of the season. After losing their first two games of the season, the team was ecstatic to walk away with a 6-0 win over Onerahi. The visitors struggled with numbers on the day and Northern Wairoa were quick to take advantage with two early goals from Evan Montgomery. A mixture of strong defence and offensive play saw the half time score sit at 3–0. The second half saw the visitors manage a number of strong attacks but were unlucky not to convert any of their chances. Glen Mariscal slotted in the home teams fourth goal of the day with a neatly placed header over the keeper after some ping pong like play saw the ball rattle the crossbar twice. Northern Wairoa maintained their dominance for the full 90 minutes with two more goals coming late in the game with a well placed long shot from Colin McCullough and brilliant control after a cross saw Louis Flight score his first goal of the season. The team now looks ahead to their next game against Tikipunga this Friday as they play an evening game under lights. The fixture will be the first night game for many of the Northern Wairoa team.

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SuperGold Card Supporters Private Patients – receive a

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Growing safe and happy kids What’s eating your guava?  by Joanne Speechly

 by Joanne Speechly

SKIP stands for Strategies with Kids, Information for Parents and the SKIP vision is that all children will be raised in a positive way.

The Australian guava moth has made its way to the Kaipara and chances are, they are feasting and breeding on a fruit tree near you.

Photo courtesy of NZ Institute for Plant & Food Research Ltd

 The guava moth — before and after

“This is the first year it has been reported in Dargaville and it’s travelled right down through Tinopai,” says Northland Regional Council’s Carl Cooper. “The moth was first identified in the Far North year’s ago and at the time we notified MAF who believed that they would die out in the frosts but when they got down to Kaeo, they realised that they were here to stay.” The small, black and white, speckled moth was first discovered in Kaitaia in 1997. It lays its eggs at the ends of fruit and the caterpillar hatches out and burrows into the fruit, where it feeds and produces frass (excrement), encouraging the growth of fungus. “Unfortunately, there isn’t a great deal people can do to fix the problem — apart

from hygiene around your trees. Remove fallen and rotting fruit and associated leaf litter from beneath trees and bury or burn it and this will help to control pupating guava moths,” adds Mr Cooper. Guava moths infest fruit all year round and its hosts include guava and feijoa this time of year. They are also known to infest citrus throughout winter and spring, loquats in spring, plums, peaches and nashi pear in summer and macadamia nuts from summer through to early winter. Advice about a range of insects and other pests is available from the regional council’s website www.nrc.govt.nz/ nasties. Biosecurity officers can also be contacted via the council’s freephone 0800 002 004. 

ARTS WEEKEND in Dargaville QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, 2014

Workshops Acrylic Painting with Pauline Gough Saturday May 31 and Sunday June 1, 10:30am to 3:00pm

Pauline has had a very successful year selling her paintings locally, nationally and internationally and we are thrilled that she has agreed to hold a workshop to share her knowledge. This workshop is aimed for beginners to advanced painters and is not about ‘know how’ but about being inspired and creating. Although Pauline will demonstrate certain techniques, the intention is for you to get excited about the business of painting and find your own style. The most important thing is to have fun and surprise yourself!

Wirework Jewellery with Jennifer Crundwell Saturday May 31 and Sunday June 1, 10:30am to 3:00pm

Also a fully qualified tutor in Art Clay Silver, she has also produced fine pieces using beading, and ceramics, enjoying success with a collaborative pendant, taking 3rd place in the prestigious International UK Bead Competition held in London. A regular entrant in the Adornment Section of the Kaipara Art Awards, she took out 1st and 3rd in 2012, and 1st and 2nd in the 2013 event.

Harmony Singing with Maura & Peter Flower Saturday May 31 and Sunday June 1, 10:30am to 3:00pm

Singing harmony is a true art form. Why does it sound so good, and how does it work? This workshop is an amazing opportunity to learn with two inspirational vocal coaches. Maura and Peter Flower need little introduction to the people of Northland. They are both heavily involved with Kaipara’s own Otamatea Repertory Theatre where they teach aspiring singers and actors of all ages and abilities. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced singer, you will come away from this workshop, sounding better than when you arrived.

Kaipara Residents $65 — Non-Kaipara Residents $85 (covers both days)

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This involves parents loving and nurturing their children, as well as setting boundaries to guide and teach them. Locally, SKIP comes under the umbrella of Kaipara Abuse Prevention and the guidance of coordinator, Yvette Gilchrist. “We offer positive parenting projects, with a focus on developing community relationships,” says Yvette. “Projects use experiential  Yvette Gilchrist specialises in promoting learning and require full the SKIP message through interactive parenting projects and developing positive parental par ticipation, community relationships promoting attachment. “SKIP is a nationwide body, door policy, so people are welcome so all our resources are uniform to call in. Our projects work well but each community will have its because we get lots of different own projects. For example, over parents, with lots of different summer, we’ve been running our skills, learning from each other — Water Babies class and in the role modelling positive parenting past we’ve had a preschool Circus in the community.” Kumarani class. Brainwave Trust presenter and People do not have to apply to university lecturer Nathan Mikaerebe part of the SKIP network, the Wallis will be hosting a early years only requirement is a commitment and adolescent brain development to positive parenting. Parents may seminar in Dargaville on May 15. create their own groups and ask Contact SKIP on 09 439 SKIP for assistance. 7009, email skipkaipara@ “SKIP programmes are free and gmail.com or visit the Skip Kids inclusive and we have an open facebook page. 

Dinner – Variety Show Art Auction 5:00pm Pre dinner drinks and view artwork prior to auction 6:00pm Variety Concert (First Half) — 7:00pm Smorgasbord roast dinner and dessert 8:00pm Art Auction — 9:00pm Variety Concert (Second Half)

Tickets $35.00 per person Early bookings for Workshops and the Variety Concert-Dinner are advisable

Variety Show-Dinner tickets and Workshop booking forms are available at Muddy Waters Gallery, Parenga St, Dargaville and the Kaipara Lifestyler office, River Rd For further information email am@thelifestyler.co.nz or phone Allan at 09 439 6933 or 021 439 697


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Kaipara Service Directory

AFFCO LIVESTOCK Terry North

ENGINEERING (2002) LTD PH/FAX 09 439 7392 MOB 027 414 1250 PUKEKO ST DARGAVILLE 0310 batythomas@xtra.co.nz

• Auto Glass for ALL Insurance Companies • Supply & Cutting of Glass • Garador: Your Garage Door Specialists

• Manufacturers of Fairview Aluminium • Security Doors & Flyscreens • Glass Balustrades

15 BEACH ROAD, DARGAVILLE • PO BOX 264, DARGAVILLE

Phone 09 439 5902

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

Phone: 09 439 8210

sales@aztecaluminium.co.nz

Mobile 027 484 1823 • Fax 09 439 1320

Farrand & Mason Ltd. GENERAL & PRECISION ENGINEERS

Phone: 439 7335 Normanby Street Dargaville

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www.esthetica.co.nz

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

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New patients welcome! GRAPHIC DESIGN

Locally owned and operated - Quality workmanship guaranteed

• Floor restoration • New floors sanded and coated • Prepwork

Pick Up & Delivery Service Available

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

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

Newman Engineering (2004) LTD

FREECALL 0800 66 77 47

Ph 09 439 5065 Dargaville www.newmanengineering.co.nz

199 Kamo Road • Whangarei • 437 5799 • Tollfree 0800 667 747

Northland Laser Drainage Ltd Neil Carter Trading as

Subsurface Drainage Specialists (Nth) All Services & Maintenance Available

PO Box 1174, Whangarei Ph 09 434 7741 Mobile 027 273 6865

EDWARD STONE

Tu Christey Massage Therapist

New and Old Floors Carpet and Vinyl Preparation Quality Solvent & Water based Coating

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Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 09 439 6933

Closing date for classified advertising for the 13 May 2014 edition is 10am, Monday 12 May 2014. See our terms and conditions online at www.kaiparalifestyler.co.nz Tree Services

Hay & Silage

Gardening Services

Furniture Removal

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

7000 CONVENTIONAL bales, good quality hay for sale. Phone 09 406 7134.

GARDEN MAINTENANCE: Gardening Service, clean ups, maintenance, pruning incl fruit trees, hedging, weeding, lawns. Rachel the Gardener, 021 288 8811.

MEDIUM SIZED and 40 cubic truck available – all care taken, experienced men. Free quotes & competitive prices. Ph John on 09 438 6761 or 022 698 1201.

Classes

FREE TO good home — 4 year old red Kelpie dog. Phone Pat on 09 946 5868.

CHEESE MAKING CLASSES - Fromage at Franklin ~ Hands on Cheese Making Classes ~ Turning Milk into Cheese ~ It’s Magic! ~ Learn the art of making a great range of soft cheeses, or the new classic pizza base with fresh mozzarella in a custom built boutique cheese room. Contact Jas via email jasfutter@clear.net.nz or phone 022 678 1474 for dates and classes to suit your needs. Like us on Facebook – Fromage at Franklin.

Free

Firewood BLUE GUM mix hot burning hardwood, split $80 mtr delivered in Dargaville. Pick up Aranga area $60. Phone 09 439 8616. PINE 3 CUBE $150, 6 cube $300. America’s No 1 firewood (poplar) 3 cube $150, 6 cube $300. Text or call 022 359 5136.

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Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 09 439 6933

Closing date for classified advertising for the 13 May 2014 edition is 10am, Monday 12 May 2014. See our terms and conditions online at www.kaiparalifestyler.co.nz For Sale

Sheep Shearing

Situations Vacant

Mothers Day Special

BUNDLES OF pine slabs — $30, ex sawmill yard. Phone 09 439 0833.

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

ITEMS FOR SALE: Bernina 801 Sewing Machine with walking foot, $550. Bed settee (double), $350. Assorted astrology books, all under $50 each. George Foreman breadmaker, $55. Cat carrier, $45. Phone 09 439 2620.

SEND FLOWERS from Flowerpower Northland this Mother’s day to show that you care. Ring Martina today, 09 431 5161 or 027 449 0464.

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

WANTED - OTAMATEA Rodney Taniwha Shield Coach. Tournament runs from the 14th – 19th of July 2014. Ages under 13. If you are interested please contact 021 027 64171 or post CV to Otamatea Rodney Coach, 112a Gibbons Road, Kaiwaka. Closing date 12th May.

Storage

Property Maintenance

TILES

Call in to our showroom to see the large range of quality tiles available at

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

 0800 326 123

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

Work Wanted

CHIMNEY CLEANING & Servicing — There is a chill in the air folks. Is your fireplace safe for the winter? Get it serviced & checked, repaired. Crawford Solutions — Phone John 439 5289. A/hrs, mobile 022 642 1376.

Plumbing and Heating Centre

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

DENISE CLARK

Pinaki Sand & Clean Fill

OFFAL HOLES 750dia x 5.5m deep with concrete lid with lift out hatch $408.25 incl GST. Phone Wals Holes 09 437 3936 or 021 932 225. WATER TANK Vacuum clean, Full tank OK, Waste no more than 1,000 litres. $250.00 for up to 25,000 litre tank. Also full pump out and scrub and leaks fixed. Phone Wals 09 437 3936 or 021 932 225.

Toenail & Fingernail Cutting Service

Phone

09 439 1505 027 614 6309

09 439 6068

Nick Evans MSF UK for Back Pain Relief

09 439 2620

Dargaville Bobcat Services Any job big or small. We do them ALL

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

Phone or Txt Paul

027 271 2022

Homekills 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

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• Locally owned and operated wholesale native plant nursery • Plants grown in your region for your region

Hedging Landscaping

Windbreaks Effluent Ponds

EE DELIVERY S withinFR NT OU DIforSC the Kaipara region for purchases of purchases of 100

plants or more until the end of Sept ember (Conditions apply)

NOW OPEN FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE! 10AM TO 4PM OR AT OTHER TIMES BY APPOINTMENT email info@babyloncoastgardens.co.nz or visit www.babyloncoastgardens.co.nz Babylon Coast Gardens Ltd is situated at 1246 Babylon Coast Road, Dargaville

Fully computerised with 30 built-in stitches.

aking Shears FREE* $59 Dressm Janome sewing machine or

Do you have a full clean drivers licence? Tender Loving Care Are you able to work away In your own home from home for up to two weeks at a time? Do you have an passion to work with our elders? We have positions for live-in care to start immediately throughout Northland. Applicants must have experience working in the aged care sector. Send your CV to jonathan@tlc4u2.co.nz or call Jonathan on 021 0273 2466.

*When you purchase any overlocker. Offer ends 12/5/2014

Dargaville Sewing & Curtain Centre

59 Normanby Street, Dargaville

Ph 09 439 8540 • Fax 09 439 8241 Public Notices

Nurseries & Plants ORDER FRUIT trees now for Autumn/Winter planting. For a plant list phone 09 434  6864, email: info@northlandplants.co.nz. FOOD AND edible plants available now. For a plant list phone 09  434  6864, email: info@northlandplants.co.nz.

AUTUMN SPECIALS

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0800 442 445

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LIVE-IN CAREGIVERS WANTED

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Rest Home, Dementia, Hospital

Txt/ph Ash 021 959757

DEAD OR ALIVE

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Exp in aged care / Diversional Therapy qualifications preferable Training available Enquiries to (09)439 6214 or managernorfolk@xtra.co.nz

for your trade in

TRUCKS, VANS & UTES

Babylon Coast Gardens Ltd

PHONE 09 439 4223

All Types. Simple, reliable, affordable

TOP CASH PAID!

THE BEST TIME TO PLANT IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

50 plants or more

$0 Deposit $50 a week

WANTED

Nurseries & Plants

Re-Vegetation Wetlands

Need a cheap new Car?

Cars Wanted

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

Riparian Planting Coastal or Inland

Cars For Sale

NORFOLK COURT REST HOME DARGAVILLE Activities Coordinator Mon-Fri

MASSIVE MOTHER’S DAY SPECIALS ON NOW!

55 West Coast Rd Te Kopuru 9–4pm Wednesday to Sunday

09 439 5556

THE

CORNER PLACE NURSERY

Quality Plants produce good fruit at the CORNER PLACE NURSERY, RUAWAI

Tues to Sat 9am – 5pm Primula flower seedlings now available!

ACOUSTIC BLACKBOARD Concert — First Thursday of the month — 7.30–9.30pm, Commercial Hotel, River Rd, Dargaville. $2 entry, $2 raffle, tea and coffee. Performers and audience welcome. Phone Margaret 09 439 4403 or Allan 09 439 6933. DARGAVILLE COMMUNITY Cinema Charitable Trust Fifth Short Film Competition - 4 categories. Cash prizes for each category. Entries close 31 July 2014. Entry forms from ANZAC Theatre or from Jacoba — jacobap@xtra.co.nz. For further information phone Jacoba — 09  439  7356 or text 027 441 9924. Get your cameras rolling. Have fun being creative or depicting the Kaipara. FREE & CONFIDENTIAL NW Family Budgeting Service. Advice and complete money management if required. Call at 5 Portland Street or phone 09 439 8592.

BADMINTON Seniors (14yrs +) St Peters Anglican Church

AGM

Sunday June 1 2014 at 12:00pm

Norton Street, Te Kopuru

DARGAVILLE 98.6FM & RUAWAI 88.2FM

Juniors

Weekly from Tuesday 6th May 6–7.30pm | $2/night Dargaville Town Hall

ALL WELCOME Enquiries 021 439 157

25 HOURS 8 DAYS A WEEK BIG BIG RIVER RIVER FM FM

7.30pm $3/night

Some racquets available

Serving the community Community Flavour and Variety

Tuesday nights

Public Meeting Kaipara Grey Power host

Mike Vincent Every Weds Evening 7-10pm

09 439 3003

sales@bigriverfm.co.nz

Ruth Dyson Labour’s Spokesperson for Seniors.

All Welcome Come listen and question Dargaville Methodist Church

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Dargaville Lot 2 Skylark Close

$295,000

Dargaville 5/140 Logan Street

$185,000

Brand New Just finished building. Easy care section 400m² or have option of buying next door section. 3 bedrooms with ensuite, internal access single garage and laundry. Warm sunny position. Now’s the time to buy.

Open Home Sunday 11th May 12.00–12.30pm Jean Johnson 027 499 6493 jean.johnson@raywhite.com rwdargaville.co.nz/dar20322 09 439 7575

Riverdale Retirement Cozy 2 bedroom cottage, wet area shower, internal access with automatic door opener. Doors open out onto sheltered decking from main bedroom and dining area, fully fenced. Licence to occupy.

Open Home Sunday 11th May 2.00–2.30pm Jean Johnson 027 499 6493 jean.johnson@raywhite.com rwdargaville.co.nz/dar20391 09 439 7575

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Dargaville 7 Awakino Road

$250,000

Character Villa Kauri 3 bedroom home with an open plan kitchen and dining area, almost new kitchen, coal range (not working) and open fireplace with HRV system in place. Extra large back private decking with all day sun. Double garage and workshop. Short walk to shops.

Open Home Sunday 11th May 1.00–1.30pm Jean Johnson 027 499 6493 jean.johnson@raywhite.com rwdargaville.co.nz/dar20394 09 439 7575

Ray White Dargaville

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Ruawai 297 Dunn Road

Dargaville 31 Awakino Road

Country Living in Ruawai Not far from schools and shopping centre. Good fishing in the area for the keen fisherman. 1930s’ 4 bedroom home, open plan living, free standing fireplace, sheltered front deck. Double garage with internal access. Plus just over 1 acre of land 4353m². Jean Johnson 027 499 6493 jean.johnson@raywhite.com rwdargaville.co.nz | 09 439 7575

Investment or First Home Buy Now is the time to buy, good central location with short walk to main shopping centre. 2 large bedrooms, small kitchen, 2 showers. 809m² corner site. Built around the 1940s. Plenty of room for the veggie garden. Secure a piece of real estate now. Jean Johnson 027 499 6493 jean.johnson@raywhite.com rwdargaville.co.nz | 09 439 7575

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