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Opening a time capsule, a landing re-enactment, a huge parade, pioneer sports, VIP speeches and a good deal of convivial socialising cemented Maungaturoto’s 150th anniversary in local memories last weekend.
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“Altogether a great weekend with many old friendships renewed and families getting together. Good weather, great crowds and right up to expectations and beyond,” said the 150th Committee chair, Albie Paton. “We started with registrations on Friday afternoon and carried on with a meet and greet and wine and cheese evening attended by in excess of 200 visitors and locals. “During the evening a time capsule which was placed in the wall of the hall when it was The Maungaturoto pioneer landing re-enactment underway in Bickerstaffe Road built 50 years ago was retrieved by local Donald Cullen and shearing sheep with a bicycle powered Islands and now mayor of the Far North District council.” opened to reveal newspaper clippings shearing plant among them. “Saturday evening the Centennial hall Mr Paton said the district should be of the time and a lot of interest was shown in slide shows of old photos and was filled to capacity for a celebratory “proud of the way it has set itself goals and achieved them over the last 150 old movies of the centenary and before. dinner,” added Albie. During the evening 11-year-old years. “When things need doing the “On the Saturday a crowd of about 500 blocked Bickerstaffe road at the Haley Linton read a speech that won community spirit is so great.” On Sunday the Centennial Hall was new wharf site to watch a landing re- a Maungaturoto Primary school 150th enactment and Maori welcome followed anniversary contest and guest speaker again filled for a combined church by a parade of floats and vehicles John Carter spoke about how a lad from followed by a luncheon and the depicting the last five or six decades Otamatea High School worked his way replacement of the time capsule by the through the ranks in local government twins and pioneer family descendants which ended at the Country Club” This was followed by a full afternoon and then through the party political Kelly and Emma Huband. A video compilation of the event is of pioneer sports and activities — wood ranks to be a minister of the crown, New chopping, hand milking a cow and Zealand High commissioner to the Cook being edited for sale by Christmas.
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The playing fields of Te Kopuru School became a temporary home for a bevy of farm animals during the week as the school held its Pet and Project Day. Some children bought their calves, lambs or goats to school and paraded them before a group of interested judges, watched by parents and classmates. While some animals were a little less than perfectly behaved, their young charges showed grace under pressure, receiving applause from all present. Bianca Hines (pictured) won the Harvey Cup for the best overall dairy animal.
New face at library Dargaville has a new librarian filling a maternity leave position, but one who will be familiar to many of her customers.
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Commission considers options for council reform by Colin Patterson
Kaipara residents may have to wait a little bit longer to find out how their council might change under local government restructuring. The Local Government Commission held a series of meetings throughout Northland in August after receiving a reorganisation proposal from the Far North District Council. The commission had received more than 40 submissions regarding the proposal. After the meetings finished, the commission put out a media statement saying it would release a draft proposal later in the year — sometime after the October 12 local body elections. Last week, commission spokeswoman Kathryn Street said the commission had yet to set a release date for its draft proposal. “We’re still hoping to meet our preChristmas deadline.” Ms Street says once the commission releases its draft proposal, it will call for further submissions. That will be followed by public hearings. The commission
will consider the information and views received before issuing a final proposal. Once a final proposal is issued there is a period of 60 days for 10% of the electors of any district covered by it to sign a petition for a poll. If a poll is held, it will cover the entire area subject to a reorganisation proposal. Unless a majority of those voting oppose the proposal, it will be enacted. Ms Street says the commission is working toward a proposal that could come into effect in 2015. If that happens, a transitional authority will be set up with representation from all affected councils. However, Ms Street says the commission could also decide not to issue a final proposal. If that happens, existing structures will continue unchanged.
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Lisa Salter, from Ruawai, has spent the last 14 years looking after the Ruawai College library after arriving in New Zealand from her native United States 10 years before that. “I took a number of jobs available in rural New Zealand towns, at a sawmill, and rural dealerships, before I came to Ruawai College,” she says.
“Having become a qualified and registered librarian, I saw this position advertised and I am enjoying being here. There is an excellent collection of books and we have very good customer service and response, as the central point of the five community libraries in the Kaipara.” “We’re pleased to do all we can to assist our customers.”
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Disability no barrier to getting together by Colin Patterson
A social group for Kaipara people with disabilities kicked off on Friday night sponsored by Dargaville’s Greenways Trust. Greenways’ community facilitator Jenny Blair-Casey says Fabshack was set up following a recent hui at the Dargaville Town Hall. Representatives from The Cube, an Auckland-based organisation that works with young people with disabilities outlined its programmes. She says people agreed something similar was needed in Dargaville. Fabshack is likely to start with 30 to 40 people meeting every fortnight. Ms Blair-Casey says it will fill a gap. “Transport issues are huge. People in wheelchairs feel very isolated.”
A steering group has come up with ideas for activities. They include dances, mini golf, pool nights, going to the Kai Iwi Lakes and riding quad bikes. However, these activities will cost money, so fundraising is also planned. Greenways are holding a garage sale on December 5 and 6. Ms Blair-Casey says anyone with surplus goods that are in a saleable condition are most welcome to donate them. Donations can be left at the Greenways office, 16 Edward Street, Dargaville. For more information about Fabshack call the Greenways office on 09 439 8955.
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“If we had a beach bus running from Pouto to Dargaville, we could really boost tourism numbers for Kaipara and on into the north.” Veteran skipper Terry Somers and his wife Gay have just completed their annual cruise series out of Pahi, taking passengers on a four — hour sea tour of historic sites, winding river-ways, past ancient kauri, and a wide variety of birdlife. “It’s been great cruising and we will be back next year,” he said. “But there is a limited number of customers connecting to Pahi, so if we had a beach bus operating up the Gay and Terry Somers aboard the Kewpie Too west coast from Poutu to Dargaville, we would bring big tourist and on to the forest and the Hokianga numbers up from Helensville, where we beyond,” said Terry. tap into the Auckland market.” The couple add that meeting travellers The Somers operate the Kewpie and local passengers is the great bonus Too and have been plying the Kaipara of their business. for more than two decades. The “We had a trip out of Pahi at the vessel is equipped with an extensive weekend, where it turned out many of shore landing gangway and can land the passengers were actually related, passengers surely and safely on remote but did not realise it until they were Pouto Beach. all aboard and off to visit old family “There was a bus operating some locations,” said Gay. “Every cruise means a new experience years back, but there’s nothing now. If that was back in business, there’d be a and meeting new and interesting people. steady stream of tourists flowing north We will be back here next Labour along the west coast, to Dargaville, Weekend for more.”
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Aboard the sand barge by Andrew Kenny
A common enough sight on the Kaipara Harbour is ‘the sand barge’ which makes a daily run from Helensville to Pouto Point, collecting fine sand for the Auckland construction industry. It’s actually very hard to miss — at 50 metres long and 17 metres wide. But it is not often that one gets a close-up and personal look at the behemoth. I was recently invited aboard by skipper, Pete Cullen, who was aware of my coastguard training courses, and the experience was an eye-opener. After an early morning start, it soon became apparent that the 560-tonne Kaipara Karrier V1 was a far cry from the small boats I am used to. It was rock steady through the water as we made 8-1/2 knots, outbound Kaipara Karrier V1 was a new experience for Andrew Kenny — inset with the tide. On site, the sand suction process was pretty much automated, and there was time for me to drop a line over the side. The result — several fat trevally, and a John Robertson QSO gurnard or two. Hove to off Pouto, there Chair of Commissioners was barely a movement of the great hull as it took on its cargo. Time for lunch and a chat with the skipper, who has Rubbish and Recycling been at the helm of big craft more than Council has awarded its Waste and This plan defines rules for property two decades Recyclables Collection and Disposal and development, and is expected to last for Then loaded up, we set out for the Transfer Station Operations Contract to about ten years. long voyage home with the incoming Kaipara Refuse Limited for a period of The Plan has been in the making for some tide and just making some seven knots, three years. four years. There were a number of appeals fully laden. In July this year tendered this contract. against parts of the Plan. Only one remains. We were back ashore about nine Although nine copies of the tender The Commissioners consider the settlement hours after starting out, tired perhaps documents were downloaded by interested of the appeals through the mediation parties, Council only received one tender. process rather than Court hearings to be a from a good intake of sea air. Not an This tender was from Kaipara Refuse Limited. great achievement by Council staff. exciting life perhaps, but a vital link in Kaipara Refuse Limited has a good Kaipara District the construction chain, and it was an knowledge of the District having been the Licensing Committee unique opportunity for a small boat litterbin contractor in the District since 2006. driver to see at close hand a machine It has also had a working relationship with Councils all around New Zealand are that, until now, had always just caught Council for the last 21 years as Kaipara establishing a District Licensing Committee as required by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Refuse/Kaurilands Skills Centre. my eye in the distance. Act 2012. The Commissioners are pleased
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to announce the appointment of Kaipara District Licensing Committee (DLC) to take responsibility for local decisions relating to the sale and supply of alcohol.
From 18 December 2013 all local-level liquor licence decisions — new and renewal of premises licences, managers’ certificates, special licences and temporary authorities — will be made by the DLC. The Committee will be chaired by Commissioner Peter Winder. The other committee members comprise Commissioner Colin Dale, Mr Mark Farnsworth, Mr Gordon Lambert, and Mr Mark Vincent who will share the decisionmaking responsibilities. Mr Farnsworth lives in Mangawhai and is a former Chair of the Northland Regional Council and a Resource Management Act Hearings Commissioner, Mr Lambeth lives in Dargaville and is a former Police Officer, and Mr Vincent lives in Paparoa and for several years managed the liquor licensing service for Council. The appointment of the DLC results from the significant changes made to New Zealand’s alcohol laws last year. Expressions of interest in DLC membership were called for in August/September with a total of eight candidates indicating their interest in the positions.
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Race gives boaties big river experience by Colin Patterson
A bunch of lucky sailors will race from Ruawai to Dargaville this weekend in a race organised by the Northern Wairoa Boating Club. Boats on the River on Saturday November 9 is an event for small dinghies, says club commodore Kelly Hansen. He says the event will be run over 15 nautical miles from Ruawai Wharf to the boating club’s headquarters in Dargaville. This is the first time the event has been held. Mr Hansen says the club is hoping for at least 20 entries. “We’ve got six so far. People are just waiting for the weather.” He says scrutinising will take place at 12 noon with the race kicking off at 1pm. He says the fastest boats will make it to Dargaville between two and two and a half hours, while the slowest should finish in about three hours. “We’ve planned it so
the sailors benefit from incoming tidal patterns.” Safety is paramount and launches will act as safety boats. The Wairoa River is sheltered so is ideal for younger yachties. Mr Hansen says the club will hold a prize giving after the end of the race. Later in the evening the fireworks will be on next door in the gardens. “The clubrooms are an ideal place to watch it. We’ve got a special licence, so we’ll be open to the public.” Anyone interested in taking part in the race should call Mr Hansen on 021 122 8136. Entries cost $10 for a boat with up to two people. Additional passengers are $5 a head with a maximum of four people per boat.
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Hooves will pound the track and turnstiles will click at the Dargaville Racing Club at its next meeting on November 15. One of the country’s smaller clubs will be holding one of just two race days it hosts each year. That makes it a big event for a club whose history dates back to the 19th century. The man bringing everything together is club secretary Basil Smith. He formerly ran Dargaville’s Commercial Hotel and has had a longtime interest in racing. About eight years ago the previous secretary stood down and Mr Smith took over. For much of the year Mr Smith’s job is ‘very part-time’. “I do it as a hobby. I only get busy when the races come up.” The November 15 race meeting has eight races on the card, including the Northland Cup which has a stake of $8,000. Mr Smith expects between 1,500 and 3,000 people through the gate and an on-course turnover between $110,000 and $150,000. “We get coaches from Kaitaia, Mangonui, Taipa, Whangarei and Warkworth.” Mr Smith says there will be two good food outlets and four bars will be operating. There will be entertainment for all ages and a Fashion in the Field competition for the best dressed. He says the track is in perfect condition. “Our track manager has put hours and hours into getting it right. I wish we were racing today.” All other arrangements are in place. The only
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uncertainties are the weather and the horses. Nominations close on Tuesday and acceptances are issued on Wednesday, meaning fields will not be known until 48 hours before racing begins. Recent weather has been good. “But on race day it’s all in the lap of the gods.” While racing has struggled in recent years, Mr Smith says it has a bright future. “Racing is still holding its own — it’s hanging in there. There’s something about horse racing that people love. And it’s a really great day out.”
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Museum gets fresh lick of paint by Colin Patterson
One of Kaipara’s most visited attractions is getting a fresh new look thanks to local tertiary students and a big name in paints. Dargaville Museum opened in 1985. But 28 years later much of its exterior paintwork is original and has started to fade. Museum manager Pene McKenzie says people do notice the faded exterior. But with the museum largely reliant on volunteers and community funding, there was no money in the budget to do anything about it. However, she successfully applied to a nationwide Resene Paints scheme that donates paint to community groups. Local Dargaville company Fosters Home Decorating also helped out.
The paint is being applied by NorthTec painting and decorating students. Tutor Mathew Watti says they became involved after NorthTec put an ad in the paper seeking work experience opportunities for its students. He says there are 14 students involved in the project. They will continue on the job until their course finishes in early December. A fresh intake of students will return next year to finish the job. Ms McKenzie says the museum’s roof which has the words ‘Dargaville Museum’ painted on it is in good condition and will not be repainted.
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Best blooms go on display in two towns
by Colin Patterson
Gardeners in Mangawhai and Ruawai are testing their green fingers with the best flowers and roses going on display as the two towns host garden shows.
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Meanwhile, competition is hotting up for the best flowers and roses in Ruawai as the local Garden Club holds its annual Rose and Flower Show on Saturday (November 9). Noelene Gatehouse from the club says anyone can enter. The event will take place at the War Memorial Hall which will open to competitors at 9am so they can drop off their entries. Judges will then do their judging before the event opens to the public at 11am.
Mangawhai Flower Show organiser Margaret Walshe says the event takes place on Friday November 15 in the Mangawhai Library Hall, corner of Moir and Insley streets. She says entries can be dropped off at the hall between 7pm and 8pm on Thursday and from 8am to 10am on Friday. “Judging starts at 11am so all entries must be received and on display before that time. Anybody at all can enter.”
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We always take care to lay your carpets just right - for years of hard-wearing use in your home or business. That’s why this tool of the trade is so important to us - the power stretcher ensures a perfect fit every time, for all kinds of carpet.
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Pioneer farm shows how settlers fared by Colin Patterson
Pamela Parkinson wants 21st century people to understand the hardships pioneer settlers of this country endured. So Mrs Parkinson and her husband Less have turned Honeycroft, their 11-acre block 12 km southeast of Dargaville into a recreation of a pioneer farm. There she hand milks her seven cows, makes cheese, and tries to live a colonial lifestyle. “ We ’r e 21st-centur y pioneers,” she says. “It’s based on a crofting lifestyle in Scotland where my descendants came from. I was always fascinated how they could eke out a living.” When the Parkinsons bought their Arapahoe property it was part of a quarry. While her husband built a barn that Pamela Parkinson hand milks Sarah, one of her cows became a garage and ultimately their home, Mrs Parkinson set to work every day by Mrs Parkinson. But last clearing away rocks in the hope their land summer’s drought encouraged them to could be turned into pasture. “I shifted cut back. “We’ve now got seven head rocks for three weeks solid. It was hard of stock. They’re our meat, our milk and our pets.” labour — like being a convict.” Mrs Parkinson started accepting But the hard work paid dividends. They bought a herd of cows that eventually visitors in 2006, as an offshoot of numbered 10, all of them hand milked cheese-making classes she ran at
Dargaville and Kamo high schools. “People ring up and ask if they can bring groups along. They come and have a ball. The school kids love it.” She says our urban society means many people have never been on a farm. Recently, she hosted a group from Colorado in the USA. But her cows had been moved to other SERVICES & MACHINERY Bulldozers 40ton with scoop 40ton with rippers 23ton with rippers Motor scrapers cat 613 cat 627 excavators 13ton 15ton 23ton 27ton 38ton Graders 12ton 19ton viBratinG rollers 12ton trucks 6x4 tippers 8x4 tippers transporter t Water cart
pastures. “Members of the group were disappointed they couldn’t see the cows. Some of them had never seen cows.” Opening her property is sometimes inconvenient. “But it helps us hugely financially. It means we can have a standard of living we couldn’t otherwise afford.”
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NOVEMBER 5 - 2013
The dog’s tail …
Yep, Nah, I meen ……?? “Blimmin banks, Dog, dunno wear it’s all gonna end.” Wen tha Boss came out with this, me an’ Sharlene, his gerlfren’ lookt at each other an’ reckind Boss wuz on about that polltishin, John, wots gotta crook memry. “You mean that Mr Banks deah,” she sed. No, nah, no, no,” seda Boss. “I meen yes, yep, yes yes.” Well, I kin tell ya readas, me an’ Sharlene wuz gittin’ reel confused.
Nah, it’s like this” seda Boss. “Seems tha bluddy proper banks, wear ya keep ya munny and wot keep ya business operatin’ bin watchin that Vikker of Digbly TV show, wear the old codger keeps sayin’ Yes yes yes, An then No no no! Cos tha’s wot they doing now, Yep an’ then Nah.” Boss then give Sharlene tha papa I brung up frum tha kattil stop. “See deah, this bloke gotta loan fruma bank
ta buy one of them bluddy expinsive houses in Orkland. Then wen he an his missus were about ta sign ona bottim line, tha bank pulled the munny plug on ‘em. “Yes, Nah, ya can’t have ya munny fer tha mortgige.” “Bloke wuz pretty ropable too, and rekind he was gonna change banks.” Sharlene then hada tork wiva Boss about her cussin’, that gotta dairy farm over to Te Kopru. She sed tha bank give them a big loan, an’ then another one ina drout. But ina end it was too much fer her cussin ta pay, cos of a poor seesin. “So tha blimmin’ bank kicked them off tha proppity. They shoodint have thrown so much munny at them ina first place, eh,” she sed. “Yep,” sed a Boss, an’ I rekind he ment Yep, not Nah. “Banks just please there bluddy selves an’ make upa rools
as they goes along. An’ they kin just blame that reserve bank. Sez hear ina papa that its tole the other banks they not gonna give munny unless people got 20 per cint to put down ona house. “But wot about the folks like this bloke in Orkland, wear they alreddy sed Yes. No trubble for a bank eh. Just say Nah.” Well, dunno about youse readas, but I can’t see a diffrince between a munny bank an’ tha polltishin Banks. They both seem ta say yes, about munny, and then tern round an’ say Nah! Munny banks gotta bad memry too, eh? See ya Billy
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Independent contract milkers Dairy farmers employing contract milkers and having proceeds paid directly to the contract milker through their dairy companies, could find that their contract milkers are employed and bound under the 1937 Sharemilking Agreements Act which was introduced by statute of Parliament. This lower order Sharemilking Agreements Act allows men and women to be independent contractors without having to own dairy cows to enter into the New Zealand dairy industry. Many over the years have purchased their own farms. A dairy farmer employing a contract milker as an independent contractor, who receives his remuneration by so much a kilogram of milk solids (this is called a Walsh agreement), could if a dispute arises over the terms of the engagement, come under the jurisdiction of the 1937 Sharemilking Agreements Act and its terms. There is also the risk of the IRD not accepting that the employees are deemed as independent contractors and have sought PAYE reimbursement payments from farmer employers who have entered such agreements.
There is a big difference between the status of an independent contractor and that of an employee. The independent contractor must meet the control tests, the independence test, the organisation or integration test, the intention of the parties and the business test or the economic reality test. This involves whether the independent contractor works for other people or clients, supplies his or her own tools or equipment, has direct responsibility for the profits and risk of the business, hires or fires whoever he or she wishes to help do the job, pays accounts for taxes and government and professional fees and most importantly, advertises and produces a GST invoice directly to the farmer for the work that has been done. Any dairy farmer engaging an independent contractor to milk the cows or to do work on the farm, should ensure
that payments are made directly to the contractor on the presentation of a GST invoice and the contractor provides a payment receipt. The intention of the parties is important. This test looks at the intention of each party to the agreement regarding the nature of the relationship. The fact that a written contract states that a person is an employee or an independent contractor, may indicate the intention of the parties but is not determinative. If the actual circumstances point to an employment relationship, then simply labelling it an independent contract will not alter the actuality. The fundamental test looks at factors such as whether the type of business or the nature of the job justifies or requires using an independent contractor. Is there a time limit for completing a specific project. Can the worker be dismissed. Who is legally liable if the job goes wrong. Usually, an independent contractor agrees to be responsible for his or her work. He or she cannot usually be ‘dismissed’, although the contract can be terminated if it is broken.
Dairy farmers using contract milkers under the Walsh agreement, do so in an endeavour to circumvent the 1937 Sharemilking Agreements Act, because they feel that under the variable order the cost of labour is too high, particularly under 300 cows or less where a minimum of 22% milk price only, must be payable to the sharemilker. Walsh agreement payments have ranged from as low as $1 per kilogram of milk solids upwards, and in many cases this is not sustainable remuneration. Farmers of New Zealand encourages dairy farmers looking for managerial employees to use the Sharemilking Agreements Order 2011. It is still the best way to encourage the next generation into farm ownership with the support of the banks and the farmer retains management control and it specifies the relationship and the obligations that must be carried out by the dairy farmer employer and the sharemilker. Farmers of New Zealand provide free contracts and professional advice to our members.
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Phone 09 439 5902
Mobile 027 484 1823 • Fax 09 439 1320
• All general engineering requirements • Suppliers of Waikato Milking Systems • Lowara Pumps • Hi Tech Effluent Systems
No jobRing tooAndrew small
Covering the Kaipara! Cell 0274 557 750
Comber & Seymour ltd
Normanby St, Dargaville Craftsmen, Plumbers, Drainlayers, Gas Fitters Sheetmetal, AND Roofing Contractors
Bookkeeping and administration services Customised for you in your office or mine
Phone 09 439 7270
Professional and computerised service for your business Phone Sheena on 021 439 157
We Service The Kaipara District
Farrand & Mason Ltd. GENERAL & PRECISION ENGINEERS
Phone: 439 7335 Normanby Street Dargaville
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Calfshed – Stockyard Site Preparations Drilling Driveways Metal Spreading etc…
Mob: 027 271 2022 firstname.lastname@example.org
Floor Sanding Locally owned and operated - Quality workmanship guaranteed
• Floor restoration • New floors sanded and coated
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• Polyurethane Finishes • Oil Finishes • Concrete Grinding and Polishing
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3 Parore St, Dargaville • Ph 09 439 8881 • Audio Visual • Domestic Wiring • Lighting Shop • Security / CCTV Systems • Heat Pumps • Refrigeration • Repairs & Maintenance • Cowshed Electrical Systems • Air Conditioning / Ventilation
Dargaville Bobcat Services
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Lyn’s Cake Creations Cakes for all occasions no job too big or too small
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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
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Subsurface Drainage Specialists (Nth) All Services & Maintenance Available
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New and Old Floors Carpet and Vinyl Preparation Quality Solvent & Water based Coating
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40+ years experience • All designs/plans council guaranteed FREE site/house visit • Plan printing available from A4 to A0 Ask Brian for your discount 360 Oneriri Road, Kaiwaka 0573 office 09 423 8092 or 09 431 2544 mobile 021 276 7389 email email@example.com www.wrightdesign.co.nz
KAIPARA LIFESTYLER NOVEMBER 5 - 2013
Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds
Phone 09 439 6933
Closing date for classified advertising for the 12 November 2013 edition is 10am, Monday 11 November 2013. See our terms and conditions online at www.kaiparalifestyler.co.nz For Sale
AAA+ PAINTER, wallpapering specialist, roof spray coatings & waterblasting. Phone John 09 439 5289 or 022 642 1376, Crawford Solutions.
The Really Good Shop in Te Kopuru is closing for good on Sunday 10 November 2013
Dargaville Tennis Club
Plumbing and Heating Centre
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.
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OFFAL HOLES 750dia x 5.5m deep with concrete lid with lift out hatch $385.00 Phone Wals Holes 09 437 3936 or 021 932 225.
Livestock For Sale
PAINTER & decorator, Int, Ext 43yrs experience. Free quote, phone Allen 027 290 4332.
EWES AND LAMBS, $60 per unit, phone Kevin 09 439 0366.
Animal Accomodation MG BOARDING Kennels, Matakohe. All pets welcome. Dogs $15/night. Cats $8/night. Phone Tom or Jenny 09 431 7368 or 027 285 8944.
Storage SECURE UNITS for Domestic & Commercial use. Also workshop space available, best rates guaranteed. Phone 09 439 3075. dargavillestorage.co.nz
SEMI-RETIRED, GARDEN maintenance, painting, small carpentry work, house hand wash, paint-stripping back to wood windows etc. Long experience, available now, good rate. Phone Robert 027 423 1166. 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.
Dargaville Bobcat Services Any job big or small – We do them ALL
PISCES MAN, 60, seeking special lady. Phone 022 4122 847.
Work Wanted SAND BLASTING. Rust never sleeps. Blast, prime, topcoat for structural steel, barns, cowsheds, tanks, machinery, chassis, swimming pools. Western Blast ‘n’ Paint. Phone 09 439 6330.
Pinaki Sand & Clean Fill 09 439 1505 027 614 6309
DENISE CLARK Toenail & Fingernail Cutting Service
• Stump & Tree Removal • Driveway Prep & Regrading
Phone or Txt Paul – 027 271 2022
09 439 6068
Gasfitters Craftsman gas fitters available.
For all your gas installations & maintenance requirements. Service agents for Rinnai & Bosch.
0800 326 123 Plumbing and Heating Centre 102 Jervois Street, Dargaville
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Information Packs Available Covering the Kaipara and Whangarei Regions
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Nurseries and Plants PLANT SALE Babylon Coast Gardens Ltd is having a plant sale, a further 10% taken off our already low wholesale prices. Buy 30 plants or more and get another 5% off. Visit the Nursery at 1246 Babylon Coast Road, Dargaville on Saturday’s 10am to 4pm or else by appointment. Enquiries welcome phone 09 439 4223 or email info@babyloncoastgardens. co.nz. Sale extended to the 30th November 2013.
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To Ruawai and Wider Community Mike, Sue, Chris, Grant, Jason and Richard would like to thank the Ruawai, Dargaville, and Paparoa Fire Service for attending our House Fire on the 4th October — thank you for the support you gave us on the night and afterwards. We would also like to thank all our family and friends who have been so kind to us over the past few weeks. There are no words to express what it has meant to us to have received the many donations and offers of help and most of all the hugs and shoulders to cry on — you are all awesome and we very much appreciate everything that has been done for us. Please take this as our personal thanks to you all, and don’t forget to check your fire alarms. In Appreciation the Bellamy Family.
Time to Remember... Memorial Service Friday 15 November 2013 Lighthouse Function Centre Dargaville 5:30 pm
ALL WELCOME Hospice Kaipara is holding this special service to celebrate and remember loved ones gone. After the service there will be a light supper, feel free to bring a plate to share. Enquiries to Gina 09 439 3330 ext 6716
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Public Notices 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. CRACKER CRUISE - Saturday 9th November. Watch the fireworks whilst cruising on the Daisy, departing at 8.30pm. $20 adult and child $10. Phone Sue @ Visitor Info Centre 09 439 4975. FREE & Confidential NW Family Budgeting Service. Advice and complete money management if required. Call at 5 Portland Street or phone 09 439 8592.
Kauri Coast Development Board
Monday 18th of November 2013
DON’T FORGET YOUR HELMET
• Calf Shed & Stockyard Cleaning • Post Hole Borer • Tip Truck Available
Many thanks to those who have supported us over the past five years. The PO Boxes and Laundromat will continue to operate but the shop will be closed. We are holding an auction of all full lollie jars ($20 reserve on each) at 2pm, Sunday 10 November. Come and join us to buy a piece of history.
Call in to our showroom to see the large range of quality tiles available at
Community Health Trust
20 November 2013 5.30pm
5:15pm at Lifestyler House
Lifestyler House, River Rd
107 River Road Dargaville
Phone Debz Evans 439 5050
LADIES DAY All levels welcome
Thursdays 9.30am – 11.30am (Dependant on numbers) Please phone
Lynley Clements 09 439 8160 Situations Vacant
Reception Sales Position Due to our current receptionist moving we have a vacancy which will become available early in the new year. The position is full time and is based in Dargaville.
Skills Required Excellent communication skills both verbal & written. Computer skills – knowledge of Google. Team player. Full drivers licence. Some knowledge of sales would be an advantage but not essential, training will be provided. Tidy and well presented. Able to multi task. Work to deadlines. Please send your CV to: NorthSouth Multi Media PO Box 474, Dargaville email@example.com Phone: 09 439 6933
Administration / Accounts Assistant NorthSouth Multi Media is a well established local publishing company with a stable of 5 monthly farming publications and 2 weekly local newspapers spread across New Zealand. Due to our current growth we are looking for an additional administration assistant reporting directly to our Finance Manager. The position is based here in Dargaville. Start date would be early in the new year.
WEEKEND SHOP SUPERVISOR REQUIRED
This is an important front of house position The Kauri Museum is an internationally renowned museum. We provide excellent customer service for all visitors from New Zealand and around the World.
PART TIME WORK
Every second Weekend and some week days
This is a new role within the company. You will carry out a variety of administration duties, but predominately you will be responsible for invoicing all of our publications. We are looking for an enthusiastic, all rounder with a can do attitude. You will have excellent computer and organisational skills and be a good communicator. The position will initially be glide time, working up to a more permanent arrangement as we develop the role.
Personality Excellent computer skills Retail Experience preferred A person able to take responsibility
We are looking for that special type of person who can work in with us when the work is available and be adaptable within our time frames.
Apply in writing or email applications to: Administration 5 Church Road Matakohe email: firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE: 09 431 7417 Applications close 15 November 2013
If this sounds like you, please send your CV and a cover letter to email@example.com.
Ruawai 70 Jellicoe Street Deceased Estate To be sold by Auction if not sold prior. 3 bedrooms, large section with room to expand. Single garage and carport. Roll up your sleeves and do a little renovation work. Good for a first home Buyer or Investor. LAST CHANCE TO VIEW BEFORE AUCTION
Ray White Dargaville REAA2008
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NOVEMBER 5 - 2013
Auction (unless sold prior) Friday 8th November 1.30pm Ray White Office, 6 Poto Street, Dargaville Open Home Thursday 7th November 5.30–6.15pm Kelvin Windsor 027 570 4600 Licence 10008608 firstname.lastname@example.org rwdargaville.co.nz/dar20326 09 439 7575
Dargaville 101 Ranfurly Street Great First Home Buy Or Rental Investment 3/4 bedroom large home, flat section, 2 toilets, Kent style fireplace, single garage, easy walk to town. Priced to sell.
$180,000 Open Home Saturday 9th November 1.00–1.30pm Jean Johnson 027 499 6493 email@example.com rwdargaville.co.nz/dar20333 09 439 7575
Ray White Dargaville REAA2008
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