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November 16 2011


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Comeback Kid? in Kaipara

by Paul Campbell

As New Zealand First leader Winston Peters spent a day in the Kaipara, opinion polls were released reflecting growing support which could see him back in parliament

Northland-born Mr. Peters was here to address the New Zealand Maori Wardens Association 33rd Annual Conference in the Dargaville Town Hall, with the promise that “New Zealand First will restore funding for Maori wardens as you are an integral part of crime prevention in many parts of the country.” “This is not a race-based movement, he told several hundred conference delegates. “Your work extends into many other areas such as crowd and traffic control and your assistance to local authorities. You are a force for good and your great strength is that you are volunteers. “You don’t have to go very far North from this township to Kaikohe to see how society deals with crime here — it simply builds another prison. You can help empty these prisons. For this we are grateful and we will show this with extra funding.” A week ago, Mr Peters was being overlooked by political pundits as an also-ran. But when he left the conference and paid a visit to the Dargaville Races, he received the plaudits due a political phoenix. Recognition led to cheers from racegoers who crowded round to shake his hand. Mr Peters has made significant gains in the polls, reaching 3.7 in the Herald-DigiPoll survey and then 4.5 per cent in the Roy Morgan poll. He only requires five per cent of the party votes he needs to return to parliament.

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A Matakohe Milestone

Left to right: Paparoa political fans, Keira Mitchell, Gabriel Paikea and Lisa Waymouth grab a photo opportunity

Grey Power Auckland regional director, Bill Rayner, is quoted as saying: “He’s a character with charisma. He’s done a lot for old people and he should be in parliament.” continued on page 3 . . .

New council CEO named Kaipara District Council has appointed Mr Steve Ruru to replace retired former Chief Executive Officer, Jack McKerchar. Mr Ruru has been CEO at the ThamesCoromandel District Council for the past 13 years, with an earlier background in health sector management. He arrived in Dargaville this week and will take up his new job officially on December 5. Mr Ruru says he is looking forward to his new

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role “to lead the Kaipara staff team at a time when there are a number of challenging issues to address. “Where there are challenges there are also opportunities and I am looking forward to making a contribution to the on-going development of the Kaipara district.” Mayor Neil Tiller said council approved the appointment last week. continued on page 2 . . .

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A welcome change Mangawhai resident and former chairman of Northland Regional Council, Mark Farnsworth, is welcoming a new career change. The experienced Resource Management Act practitioner has been appointed to the Board of Inquiry for NZ King Salmon Company Limited’s proposal to eight new farming sites in the Marlborough Sounds. The proposal was sent directly to the independent board, under the Government’s nationally significant proposal process with the Environmental Protection Authority, Minister of Conservation, Kate Wilkinson, and Environment Minister, Mark Farnsworth Nick Smith. “It’s a real honour,” says Mark. “You don’t get to apply for these positions. They look at the skill base of available people and literally tap you on the shoulder. “The job to sort out King Salmon’s consent applications and plan change applications is a very big one. It’s projected that the hearing will take five weeks, so there will be a fair bit of travel in it and quite a bit of work.” Mark has extensive experience in the Local Government sector and has just completed eighteen years at Northland Regional Council. For his last three terms at NRC, Mark was the chairman and he also chaired the Hearing Committee for six years. “Over the years I’ve developed an expertise in coastal marine hearings and when I was on the regional council, I did a number of aquaculture applications. I approved some and turned others down, so no-one can say that I’m one way inclined or the other. Hopefully they will get a fair hearing. “I haven’t worked with any of the others on the panel before and that’s exciting — it’s a whole new range of people to interface with. This is a welcome change and it will take quite a bit of my time but I’ll give it the commitment it requires.”

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Promoting men in early childhood at Ruawai Ruawai Kindergarten teachers Sara McKinley and Alishya Chircop have facilitated a presentation on the importance of having men involved in early childhood education.

sector,” said head teacher, Sara McKinley.

The presentation will take place on Thursday, November 24 at 7.00pm at the Ruawai Community Sports Club. Both teachers at the kindergarten were the recipients of a 2011 Northland Kindergarten Association Kauri Scholarship with their proposal of promoting early childhood education as a great career choice for men as well as creating an environment where dads, uncles and granddad’s feel comfortable spending time.

“Robin and his wife Toni operate the very successful Childspace Early Learning Centres — their success in design, development and management of their centres has resulted in requests for professional development, parent education and consultancy services. Jonny Holtom is a valued member of the Childspace workshop and teaching team as well as writing a regular column in the ‘Space’ magazine with a focus on fatherhood,” said Sara.

“Along with the relocation of the kindergarten, the Ruawai community is in for some exciting additions to their education

For more information please contact the kindergarten on 09 439 2415 or email,

“We will be supported by guest speakers Robin Christie and Jonny Holtom from Childspace Early Learning Centres.

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New council CEO named “We have undertaken a wideranging and thorough search to find the right person for this job at a critical time. Steve is an experienced and capable executive who is held in high regard across the local government sector. He also has extensive experience in managing complex change in local government, health and the broader public sector.

We feel fortunate to have been able to attract such a high calibre chief executive and we are absolutely sure he is up to the challenges of leading the organisation forward as we grapple with the financial and other challenges that face the district”. Mr Ruru is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and currently on the Audit and Risk Committee for Te Wananga O Aotearoa.

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On 27 October, 17 students from our Sport and Recreation class along with 4 adults left for their Cape Brett adventure. Some of the group embarked on the massive 20 km tramp from Rawhiti through to the hut on the Cape Brett Peninsula. The rest of the party took a water taxi to Deep Water Cove and then tramped in the last 8 kms. The following day the whole party took part in a fishing competition from dawn until 8:30pm. Joseph Robinson landed the biggest snapper among the students with Mr Raeli landing a 5lb snapper and Mr Barnes landing a brace of 8lb snapper. Some of the students took to the water to gather kina and paua and to swim with the seals. By the evening the students had experienced an exhilarating day, but there were some very tired bodies. Students had a number of challenges to choose from the next day. These included fear factor, endurance challenge and problem solving. Activities included running a demanding steeple chase to the lighthouse, memorising all the facts about the Lighthouse history and recalling them they returned. Some students took

on other challenges, including scaling one of the summits on the island in front of the Hut. Time for dinner, clean up and preparing for the return tramp the next day. The return was bitter sweet as the tramp out is physically very challenging and no one wants to leave as they are leaving paradise, but we all need a bath and a good night’s sleep in our own bed. So many of the students helped each other out, helping carry luggage, and sharing expertise with each other that everyone had an experience that they will never forget. I would like to thank Paul Barnes, Tui Raeli and my father for being such absolute stars, helping out the students and going beyond the call of duty to make sure everyone had a great time. Rolf Weight

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Comeback King? in Kaipara However, there were fans of a younger generation evident when Mr Peters made an unscheduled stop on the way back to Auckland and another campaign appointment. He called in for a pint at the Paparoa Hotel. His face was a beaming smile as he fell into conversation with the locals. Asked about the polling figures, he responded that “accountants could make figures say anything.” To another local, he questioned the ability to make money as a qualification to run the economy. “Look at Bernie Madoff (the jailed billionaire fraudster) and a lot of other finance company directors,” he quipped. He was asked why he thought he was making up political ground in the campaign. “The support has always been there and it’s emerging because I am getting out there, visiting plenty of places around the country — not just one electorate — and talking to people. We’ve had a lot of meetings and our message is getting through.

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The New Zealand music awards are all about celebrating New Zealand Music and the Raupo School of Rock from Ruawai did just that. A trip was organised to attend the New Zealand Music Awards at Vector Arena on Thursday, November 3. “We purchased 44 tickets and took five vehicles to Auckland. Our ‘Rockers’ ranging in age from 8 to 17 were at the red carpet, where they got photos and autographs from the stars of the NZ Music scene,” said Raupo School of Rock guitar teacher, David Salter. “Students were seen on the TV 4 NZ music awards show and in the photo spread in the New Zealand Herald. All the children are students of David Salter, guitar teacher and they live in Ruawai and Matakohe. David is also a commercial fisherman and started the Raupo School of Rock in 2008, he fits lessons in around his fishing. Each week he goes to Ruawai Primary School and Matakohe Primary School for a day and has high school students after school and on weekends. Each lesson focuses on the student’s interest, ability and attention span.



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We are facing the worst economic times in my lifetime. New Zealand needs no false optimism and grand promises of muddling through with aspirations, but a serious reality check.” With that, he was heading back on the road — ‘with my safe driver’“ — to be halted by a request for a photo. “You see what I have to do in politics,” he muttered, but happily complied.

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On another venture, Sarah sailed for New Caledonia to load guano but was sent away empty by the Governor because she had no permission from the French government. A fortunate ship, she survived all the usual wind bound difficulties and frustrations suffered by traders to Kaipara Harbour.

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

Sarah Pile — maid of all work

by Brian Eastwood

Sarah Pile was a regular visitor to Kaipara Harbour in those glory days of kauri timber, saw millers, sailors and sailing ships. Not a woman, but a brigantine, probably in her day the best known ship in New Zealand, Australia and South Pacific. Built at Sydney in 1864 Sarah Pile arrived in Napier in 1865. In between picking up timber from Te Kopuru, Aratapu or Nicholson’s Mill at Port Albert for Australian or New Zealand ports, she seemed prepared to take any cargo and go anywhere. Even two sorties to the southern whaling seas were not too much for her. On her first trip in 1873 the maid of all work killed four whales and lost two others. Back load cargoes were sometimes surprising. They could be made up of bone dust, railway sleepers, potatoes or passengers. One ill advised captain even took on board an escaped convict as a stowaway. That skipper and two crewmen were sentenced to 13 months’ imprisonment. During some down time in 1890, Sarah Pile headed for Rarotonga with general cargo. She took back to Sydney 350,000 oranges, 4,000 coconuts and 3,500 gallons of lime juice. Returning from a Norfolk Island voyage she carried back to Auckland 58 casks of whale oil, 47 sacks of kumara, 13 of maize, 9 of fungus and 20 hides.

The Auckland Star reported in 1888. ‘Sarah Pile has been keeping off and outside the bar during the past week, having a lively time of it. Easterly winds, more or less severe, account for the master hesitating to take the bar’. She tangled with Tory Shoal and North Spit the following year, but her luck held. Drifting on to the Spit she hit bottom several times among breakers, only to drift off again. Even luckier was seaman Robert Lisson who was washed overboard but the next sea washed him back on deck. Over the thirty years of dashing around the Pacific, Kaipara Harbour and Tasman Sea and after many incidents the little 92 feet, 115 ton barquentine had always returned to her work.

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Sarah Pile — a regular visitor to the Kaipara Harbour

She ran aground in Wellington, Westport, had problems off Waikato Heads, sprang a bad leak on her way to Kaipara from Wellington and once took 44 days to cross the Tasman. Written off after hitting rocks at Tairua, she was towed to Auckland for repairs and was soon trading again. But the end came in 1895 when, loaded with timber, she ran onto Breaksea Spit off the

Queensland coast. All crew and passengers escaped but the captain was held to be negligent. She was towed water logged and wrecked into Mary River near Maryborough. Just before Christmas 1879, Sarah brought the telegraph cable for laying across the Northern Wairoa River from Tokatoka to Te Kopuru. With her many trips to Kaipara, Sarah Pile played a big part in our history.


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OHS Duke of Edinburgh During the school holidays in early October, a group of ten Otamatea High School students travelled to Thames’ Kauaeranga Valley with co-ordinators, Robyn Bruce and Wayne Maclennan, to complete a pre-expedition for their respective Gold and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards. During the three-day excursion, the group covered 40 kilometres of tracks in unpredictable weather conditions. Day one saw the students tramp 15 kilometres on the challenging Wainora/Booms Flat Circuit and the night was spent at the education lodge as the rain bucketed down. and the Kauaeranga River rose. The next morning however, saw a fine day dawn and the group set off for the Pinnacles. A historic packhorse route followed a rock-embedded path and stone steps leading to the Pinnacles Hut at 740 metres elevation. The route was originally used in the 1920s by Kauri bushmen. All students completed their tramp admirably and are now looking forward to their qualifying expedition to the South Island next month. They will complete the 70 kilometre Travers/Sabine Circuit in the Nelson Lakes area.

World Cup spinoff for Northland Question! Did Dargaville and Northland gain any benefit from the Rugby World Cup? If the experience of Dargaville Museum is anything to go by the answer must be ‘yes’. From the very first days after the September 9 Cup kick off, the Museum had visitors from many of the competing countries. In that first week people from South Africa, Australia, England and France were in town. Over the time of the tournament they kept arriving. Team supporters came from Canada, USA, Scotland, Ireland, Tasmania and Wales. And thrown into the mix has been the usual run of other tourists from places such as Germany, Denmark, Holland, Bali and the Isle of Man.

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New Zealanders were also on the road, travelling from New Plymouth, Hawkes Bay, Matamata and Whitianga to pick out just a few. ‘Bill and Jill’, who are probably Kiwi, declared, ‘This is our second visit, will be back for a third’.

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One tourist even brought exhibits for the Rainbow Warrior display. Maybe though, the best compliment came from a Maungaturoto visitor. “You should be so proud of your Museum. It is a fascinating experience. We will spread the word.”

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A Matakohe Milestone Matakohe matriarch, Mavis Smith, has celebrated reaching the grand age of 101. A landmark sign erected at The Kauri Museum for her 100th birthday party last year was subtley altered as museum staff and friends welcomed her with a cake and morning tea. Mavis is a long-time museum stalwart, with she and family members the founders of the internationally known attraction. She still lives in the nearby kauri villa in which she was born, a home she has bequeathed to the museum’s care. Her story is told in the book Child of the Kauri — still available at the museum gift shop.

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Country Dawn Quilting is coming to town!

Sue Kernot started Country Dawn Quilting from her rural Tikinui property three years ago and it has since grown into a successful internet business, with international buyers. However, the response she received at this year’s Quilt Show, held at Fosters Mall in Dargaville, prompted Sue to move her business to town. Her new headquarters in Gladstone Street, Dargaville has housed many businesses in its time but now provides the perfect location for Sue’s vision. The huge multi-room building will be a shop, packed wall-to-wall with quilting supplies, classrooms and there will also be a gathering spot for quilters to chat and sew. Sue’s mother, Dawn, was a keen quilter and her Aunty, Margaret Needham is a member

of Otamatea Quilters. Both have passed their passion on to Sue, who in turn has passed on the art to friends, like Chrissie Robinson, who is an integral part of helping Sue establish the business.

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“At the moment, we’re playing it by ear and things may change, depending on demand,” says Sue. “Initially, we’ll be open from 9am to 3pm from Monday to Friday and until about 1pm on Saturdays.

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Sue and Chrissie say that traditionally women came together to quilt and it is a very social art form. The environment at the nearly-opened quilting centre is friendly and welcoming and the emphasis is on people browsing — “it’s not an in-and-out store”. Country Dawn Quilting’s grand opening is on Saturday, November 19.

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ireless telegraphy has developed quickly and now attracts so little attention, except when it is the means of announcing some catastrophe, that its simplicity is hardly realised by most people. Complete wireless installations for sending and receiving messages over short distances are now so compact and so cheap that it is quite easy to equip a motor car so that it can communicate with wireless stations or similarly equipped vehicles up to a distance of about 20 miles. This new adaptation of the wireless opens up a question as to whether cars used for touring will carry their own means of communication. There is no doubt that many a tourist when he is stalled on the roadside miles from assistance would welcome a means of communicating with the nearest garage.



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Christmas is not far away Sue Kernot (left) with fellow quilter Chrissie Robinson

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Come and join the Bubbly Brunch Bunch Put it in your diary to visit Aratapu Tavern and treat you and your family to some delicious summer fun. The new Bubbly Brunch Bunch menu is a must, a soon-to-be overhauled menu is on the way — including the ever-popular lamb shanks and two new bright and bubbly local staff members have joined the team. “The only thing that is constant at Aratapu Tavern is change,” says proprietor, Donice Morris. Terrie Vazey was the first to join the team as assistant chef and learnt the ropes extremely fast, says Donice. Newly qualified chef, Karla Olsen, came on board soon after and is now head chef at Aratapu Tavern. “For summer and the Christmas months, we are launching our new brunch menu, which comes with a complimentary glass of bubbly or bottomless coffee and tea. It also includes ‘Texas Style Biscuits and Redeye Gravy’.” For the uninitiated, the Texas biscuits are more like a cheese scone with cracked pepper and the gravy is coffee-based, with flecks of ham — perfect after a long drive or long night out. The Brunch Bunch menu also includes the Big Brekkie, a classic omelette, pancake stacks and healthy muesli. Both Terrie and Karla say they have always enjoyed cooking and are learning even more skills on the job. Terrie is the “pizza queen” and has mastered the omelette, while Karla is experimenting with the biscuits and gravy — which surprisingly, is often requested — and loves making desserts. Terrie, Karla and Donice have perfected the seafood basket too, by hand-dipping the seafood in batter and cooking it to order. The tavern has also established a reputation for having the best fish and chips around. Aratapu Tavern offers up live entertainment every Friday evening and the staff is gearing up for Christmas and the New Year — bookings for Christmas work functions are also rolling in. The courtesy van operates Tuesday through Sunday from 5pm, travelling North every half hour and South every hour. It is also available on request.

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The last committee meeting of Kaipara Grey Power addressed the Meet the Candidates gathering for the forthcoming general election to be held at the Dargaville Methodist Hall on Friday 18 November at 1pm. Organised by Grey Power’s indefatigable secretary Ken Cashin, the event will be Grey Power’s last public event of the year. Come along to the meeting, which will be chaired by regional councillor Graeme Ramsey, to become better informed, to hear candidates speak and to answer questions from Our Services Include the floor. All welcome. • Lime • Fertiliser • Grass Seed Following representations to Kaipara District Council by local Grey Power chairperson June • D.A.P • Urea • AMMO Klenner on the lack of adequate parking near Orrs Pharmacy, it was pleasing to learn that KARL 021 525 371 or (09) 439 2680 council had agreed to the installation of two extra 10 minute parking spaces near the pharmacy. Thank you council. Season’s Greetings are extended byAdvanced Grey Architectural solutions for your life Power to all members of our special Kaipara Competitively priced service for all your community — and remember, in commemoration New Homes, Alterations and Holiday Homes of the New Year, we shall be holding a social. Farm and Industrial Buildings


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Otamatea High School Dux —

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Eighteen year old Ayesha Curnow has graduated from Otamatea High School with excellence in all her internal assessments, which means she has already gained Level 3 with excellence before sitting her final exams. Ayesha is the first student at OHS to achieve this standard and has been awarded the Dux of School. Ayesha now plans to take a ‘gap year’ to learn how to manage her health after experiencing immune problems and chronic fatigue syndrome this year. However, during her well-earned break from study, Ayesha will continue to pursue her dreams. “This year has year has been pretty intense, which is why I’m taking a break,” says Ayesha of her gap year. “After that, I’d like to go to art school — probably Elam at Auckland university. “I’m moving to Hamilton next year, where I’ll work and hopefully get involved with set design. I’ve registered with Auckland Theatre Company and my plan is to volunteer my time preparing sets for events and other set work. I recently designed the sets for Otamatea Repertory Theatre’s productions of M*A*S*H and Annie.” Ayesha says that her two passions are art and theatre and set design is a combination of the two. She also enjoys listening to music, playing the drums and ukulele, attending musical events and cooking. Ayesha’s other subjects this year were Media Studies and Photography and her Level 3 excellence means that she has already achieved the highest result available.

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Dargaville High School Dux —

Ruawai College Dux —

Seventeen year old Amanda McLaren is the newly named Dux of Dargaville High School and the exceptional student is also the recipient of a University of Auckland scholarship. She is heading to Auckland in the new year to commence a four year Engineering Degree. “I was quite worried before prizegiving but I’m just super glad that I got Dux,” says Amanda. “My next step is doing the degree but I’m not entirely sure what career path I’ll take just yet.” For the whole McLaren family, the Baptist Church is a big part of their life and Amanda enjoys church, youth group and reading. She is part of the youth leadership team at the Fish Factory and along with others, helps to organise the events and devotions every Friday. Amanda’s Year 13 subjects were Biology, Physics, Calculus, Chemistry and English — and she says that her best is probably Calculus or Chemistry. At times, Amanda had thought about studying medicine but after attending a Rotary Science Forum for two weeks last summer, she decided to study engineering instead. “The first year of the degree is a broad year that all the students do, then after that we start to specialise into all the different types of Engineering, such as civil, mechanical, chemical and bio-medical. I’ll decide after my first year, which path I want to take. I’m really looking forward to it and think it will be really interesting.” Amanda will board at the Auckland Baptist Tabernacle Hostel. Her sister, an occupational therapist, also lives in Auckland.

Ruawai College this year awarded the top honours, Dux of School, to Shay Morfett. The exceptional student also received the Betty Wallace Memorial Scholarship along with the George Madden Trophy. Shay intends to continue his studies at the University of Auckland next year. He will initially study for a Bachelor of Sciences, an follow that up with studying for a Bachelor of Engineering which will take an additional four years to complete. Shay said that he has found “Ruawai College to be a a great school which, while despite being part of a quite little rural community, it has given him many opportunities. “One of the highlights was a Rotorua trip which he describles as ‘a real blast’ where he was able to earn credits while have some serious fun.” Ruawai College Principal, Mr Stephen Fordyce, added “Head Boy for 2011, Shay Morfett led superbly without ego.”

Amanda McLaren

Shay Morfett

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On your next electricity account you will find a $70 credit from the Northpower Electric Power Trust Who gets it? All electricity consumers connected to Northpower’s network at midnight Tuesday 15th November 2011 are eligible.

Who sends it to me? The Northpower Electric Power Trust will arrange for the credit to be put on your power bill. You will be pleased to know that this distribution is not taxable. The credit called “Trust Distribution” will be shown on the bill from the energy retailer that actually sells you electricity. For example, Meridian Energy, Genesis Energy, Mercury Energy, Contact Energy and Empower.

Who are we? Northpower Electric Power Trust (NEPT) has owned Northpower Limited since 1993 on behalf of beneficiaries (the electricity consumers of the Kaipara and Whangarei Districts). Please contact any of the trustees regarding matters relating to the Trust. WHANGAREI: Erc Angelo (Chairman) (09) 435 2435 Tony Davies-Colley (09) 435 4090 Irene Durham (09) 434 3520 Bill Rossiter (09) 437 2807 Ross Provan (09) 437 3341

KAIPARA: Richard Drake (09) 433 2522 Sheena McKenzie (09) 439 1578 TRUST SECRETARY: Plus Chartered Accountants Brent Martin (09) 438 3322 PO Box 1609, Whangarei.

NOVEMBER 16 - 2011

Rodney College Dux –

Danni Wright

Soon-to-be eighteen year old, Danni Wright is leaving school with the top honour, Dux of School, and she knows exactly where she is going. The Rodney College student is off to Albany to complete a three year Bachelor of Science degree, and will be majoring in Human Nutrition, followed by a Masters in Dietetics. “It was a huge shock,” says Danni. “I thought Zane Reid, who got Proxime Accessit, would be Dux. I was so surprised. “After university, I would like to be a dietician or a natural health doctor — or something along those lines, and hopefully get a lot of research in on the way there.” Most people in Year 13 take five subjects but Danni took six and included a mixture of Maths, the Sciences, English and Art. “Art is a passion of mine, so I couldn’t give that up — I love making stuff and would like to continue it as a hobby. “I also casually jump from sport to sport and this year it’s been snowboarding. Danni was also topped the class in English, came first equal in Biology and second in Chemistry. She was the recipient of the Julie Small Trophy for outstanding leadership and student support along with the Tauira Motuhake Trophy for greatest Maori student achievement. “That one was also a huge surprise for me!”


Hobby now a job Minnie’s Back! Cindy Capon has turned her hobby into more than just a job — she’s transformed an empty shop on Wellsford’s high street into a onestop destination for creative and craftminded people under the banner of Hearts and Crafts. The distinctive white and pink store is now home to a wealth of specialist tools and Cindy Capon — materials for those turning a passion into a business who are ‘handy’ with their handicrafts, from jewellery to beading, ceramic painting to knitting and much more. Of special interest is Cindy’s vast range of accessories and equipment for the extremely popular hobby of scrapbooking — Hearts and Crafts have everything you need to turn your treasured photographs and snippets of family history into beautiful compendiums, preserving your memories for posterity. A range of custom papers, gold and silver Peelcraft accents and fonts, ribbons and decorations lend themselves not only to scrapbooking but also to making custom cards — perfect for the festive season ahead. Hearts and Crafts also offers a select range of locally made jewellery pieces and completed works of art. A visit here is not only educational — it’s inspirational. Cindy, along with her mum Laura and partner Steve welcome the people of the Kaipara to Hearts and Crafts, and invite them to stop by for a chat and to check out all the wonderful creative ideas on offer. You’ll find them in store in Wellsford’s main street every day of the week, with plans for new artistic endeavours coming soon!

There was excitement in the air recently as a popular Wellsford destination re-opened its doors, and long term residents of the town will attest that it’s certainly been well worth the wait. Minnies Country Store has returned to Wellsford, opening in a bright new Station road location and once again bringing a special kind of ‘retail therapy’ to locals and travellers alike. Owner and manager Denise is well known for her eye for detail in selecting the best of pre-loved and new furniture, collectibles and other beautiful things to personalise your home. An eclectic and tasteful selection awaits visitors, from classical cherubs to elegant chandeliers, art deco lamps and artwork and a cornucopia of design and decoration ideas. “No matter how you feel when you come in, you’ll leave feeling better — it’s good for the soul,” says Denise, who opened the first incarnation of Minnies Country Store (then known as Minnies Cottage) fifteen years ago on Wellsford’s main street. The new store certainly has a light, bright and uplifting feel to it — a place where special finds are made and happy memories evoked. Next time you’re heading through Wellsford take the time to stop by and explore Minnies Country Store — you’re certain to find that special something which you’ll treasure for years to come.

SEPTIC TANK OWNERS 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. Ron Simpson of 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 Septi-Cure™ works, keeping their tank in very good condition.

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NOVEMBER 16 - 2011

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It’s that time of year again — there’s a festive feeling in the air and the whole Kaipara is buzzing with anticipation. Not just because Christmas is just around the corner — but because it’s time again for the Kaipara Lifestyler’s big Shop and Win promotion. On these pages you’ll find the best local stores, all offering you a chance to win a memorable holiday bonus of $500! All you have to do to be in the draw for this big giveaway is to shop locally. Spend $50 or more with one of our

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listed Shop and Win partners between November 16th and December 7th, fill in an entry form in store, and if you’re the lucky shopper who claims the grand prize you’ll walk away with $500 to spend with the store where you posted your entry. It’s that simple — and the best news of all is that all of these proud local businesses have come together to bring you everything you need for the holiday season. On these pages you’ll find a selection of the best Wellsford, Kaiwaka, Maungaturoto and the East Coast have to offer, while next week we’ll be showcasing the best in the West and in Dargaville. With festive fare, delightful gift ideas and practical holiday essentials there’s no need to go to the big city to have a cracker Christmas and a wonderful new year!

Adding to the holiday cheer in Wellsford are two big events — the Wellsford Country Show and the Wellsford Christmas Parade.

On November 19th the Wellsford Country show brings all the fun of the carnival to town, with traditional rural displays, a feast of delicious www. local food and non-stop entertainment for young and old. Then on the 26th the big man in red is coming to town — expect Santa on his sleigh to be joined by a cavalcade of festive floats and family fun from 11am.


It’s a yearly tradition which brings back memories of childhood, and which is enjoyed each year by new generations — as well as the many volunteers and local businesses who make it such a big event!

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If we don’t have it, we’ll get it for you. • School and office stationery including removable media.

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treasure trove full of surprises and once-in-a-lifetime finds – books, music, antiques, collectables and objet d'art from the colonial to the contemporary. Don't miss a stop over at Traders Cafe – smooth rich coffee and the best pies in Northland. Stop in today and find something special 9am - 5.30pm 7 days 271-275 Rodney Street, Wellsford

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FREE PATTERN-MAKING CLASS 1 day only in Northland! • Learn how to make your own custom-fit patterns no matter what your bust or hip measurements are • Learn how a vest can be made in minutes to fit volunteer participants • No previous pattern making experience necessary • Attend our class without any obligation Monday 28 November at Apple Basket Patchwork Shop Class duration: 1 hour Times: 10am, 12 noon, 2pm

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‘Everything you need to make your house a home’ Steve and Sandy Dodd Phone: 09 423 7352 Mobile: 020 111 1312 165 Rodney Street, Wellsford


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NOVEMBER 16 - 2011

Fosters share birthday spirit As part of their birthday celebrations in November, Fosters Home Decorating in Dargaville decided to give back to the community by offering a $5,995 Soprano lounge suite for only $1,995 with the intention to donate the proceeds to Northern Wairoa Cricket Association. The money will go towards fundraising efforts to help build a new cricket pitch at Dargaville High School.

Arron Foster handing a $2,000 cheque to the Northern Wairoa Cricket Association’s James Nyssen and players from the B grade team

Dargaville Reserve grade report Whangarei boys hosted Dargaville on Saturday in there reserve grade cricket match. Dargaville, batted first on a green seaming grass wicket, thick cloud cover adding to their woes by providing late swing. Dargaville lost 3 quick wickets before captain Terry Duncan steadied the innings, scoring 48. With the wicket continuing to take seam and swing, Dargaville reached a modest, but defendable 158 all out in the 49th over. Whangarei started well, however Dargaville stuck to their task and by the 40th over, the game was in the balance, Whangarei still needed 50 with only three wickets in hand. Lance Panoho being the best of Dargaville’s bowlers with four wickets for only 23 runs from his 10 overs. Whangarei clawed there way to a win in the 47th over with two wickets in hand. Dargaville play at Dargaville high school next week, 12.30 start.

Getting prepared for the King of the Kaipara Nola Sports has been an authorised stockist and supporter of Kilwell products since the very beginning — a partnership which has greatly benefited the anglers of the Kaipara district. Kilwell was established in 1933 as a manufacturer and wholesale distributor of fishing tackle, firearms and outdoors related products. Their Fibretube manufacturing division produces an extensive range of fibreglass, carbon fibre and composite tubing products used in a multitude of applications. The production facility operates 20 hours per day with 70% of production exported worldwide — a truly innovative local company. The Rod Craft division manufactures a complete line of custom made sport fishing rods of world class standard catering for every type of fishing, from delicate fly rods to powerful saltwater game rods. The reputation of Kilwell Rod Craft rods is highly regarded and with many being exported to niche markets worldwide. Kilwell Sports distributes an impressive list of leading international fishing and shooting brands through some 350 retail outlets. The company boasts a strong emphasis on after sales service and prides itself in working closely with its principles. One of their market leaders — and an innovation in quality multi-purpose fishing rods — is the Kilwell Jellytip. The famous and distinctive red tip provides sensitivity for casting and bite detection then “folds away” during the fight to leave the graphite powerbutt in control.

Prizes galore at last year’s King of the Kaipara weigh in

New technologies in construction have improved the design of Kilwell blanks with the use of new super-thin multi-directional graphite layering and nanotechnology, resulting in a very light and sensitive blank that is immensely powerful. So Kilwell Jellytip rods give anglers the advantages of power, control and sensitivity. All NZ made, Kilwell Rodcraft rods have a five year conditional warranty against faulty materials and workmanship. Mike stocks a range of genuine Kilwell Jellytip rods, so drop in to the store and talk to him about these rods and check out the deals he has on, leading up to the King of the Kaipara fishing contest.

NOVEMBER 16 - 2011

A crossover which ticks all the boxes The highly anticipated Ford Kuga has arrived in New Zealand on a wave of global acclaim — the little four-wheel drive with the quirky name and the extroverted styling has proven to be a hit overseas with motoring pundits hailing its bold and fashionable looks as well as its rocksteady and car-like handling. This is absolutely nothing like the last Ford with a similar name. And while some folks might have thought a remake of the old Mercury Cougar would have gone one better than the new Mustang, what the team at Ford have done is more than a re-invention of a name. The Kuga is a re-invention of the ‘crossover’ genre, a slice of the market often criticised for its style over substance approach. There are many small sports-vehicle-meets-estate-wagon variations to choose from out there, but many don’t have the chops to actually leave the tarmac behind. Some, like the Mitsubishi ASX are more commonly available in two-wheel drive, despite their looks. But the Kuga is different. With no body roll to speak of the Ford Territory’s baby brother still boasts a good foot of ground clearance, and a four-wheel drive system incorporating some very tricky electronics, such as a brakeforce distributing system which functions as a virtual limited slip diff. In fact, a better comparison would be to the latest offering from Range Rover — the stylish and surprisingly offroad-competent Evoque. Although you’ll find the Kuga to be the better looking of the two, and thanks to the ‘world car’ origins of this German-assembled, British designed Ford, it’s considerably less expensive.

There’s a sense that some very skilled engineers have gotten just about as much as they could out of the Kuga, playing with interior space and a wheelbase just a little bigger than that of the old Ford Escape. The result is a roomy, leather-wrapped cabin with enough head and legroom for a basketball team. There’s even a neat split rear door with a parcel hatch that opens independently of the tailgate for shopping. Best of all, power for the Kuga comes from a five-cylinder petrol engine which is all but silent and yet delivers 200 horsepower and a heroic dose of torque to keep those stylish Titanium edition alloys rolling.

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Superior service from new-look M.A.C. If you’re travelling through the rolling hill country just north of the Kaipara harbour, it’s impossible to miss the brand new roadside sign of Maungaturoto Auto Centre. Since the late 1970s the team at M.A.C. have been taking care of the petrol and diesel powered motors of the ‘Real New Zealand Town’, and with close to a century of experience between them there’s nothing much mechanical that they can’t see right. That means the full service — from basic vehicle servicing, Warrant of fitness inspections and tyres to major engine and transmission overhauls Maungaturoto Auto Centre have all the skills and facilities to get the job done with their motto being “Quality products Quality service”. Owner Paul Boakes has been known locally as the man to see for all things automotive for more than three decades, and his son Jeremy has followed in his footsteps, building on the M.A.C. tradition of efficient, friendly service. In 2003 they were joined by general technician Andrew Wallace, and the team of three have earned a reputation for their competence, expertise and honesty. It’s not just all aspects of the automotive service trade that Maungaturoto Auto Centre cover, though — in an area close to the rural


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Call 0800 466 793 heart of Northland they have also being selling and servicing tough, reliable Stihl chainsaws and a huge range of power equipment for 34 years. This summer, whether you’re heading out on the highway or heading out back to take care of the yard, stop by and talk to Paul, Jeremy and Andrew first. They’ll make sure that safety and efficiency are top priority — whether it’s for your vehicle or your power equipment.

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November 2011 Highlights 2011 GENERAL ELECTION — THE RURAL ISSUES Premieres Sunday 20th — Thursday 24th November at 9.00pm If rural issues directly influence you, then you can’t afford to miss Country99TV’s Rural Election Specials, proudly brought to you by Fonterra and presented by current affairs veteran David Beatson. Various aspects of party policies that directly change the agriculture industry in New Zealand will be up for debate by candidates from the National, Labour, Act, Maori and Green parties. As New Zealand’s agriculture industry is regarded as one of the best in the world and has achieved and sustained

high productivity over recent decades, Government policies have direct repercussions on this growth and sustainability, therefore Country99TV is committed to asking the hard questions so an informed decision can be made on election day. For all the answers to the questions you have on rural issues, make an informed decision by tuning into 2011 General Elections — The Rural Issues, Sunday 20th, Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th November at 9.00pm.

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE Wednesday 16 nov 06:00 07:00 07:30 08:00 08:30 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 23:00 23:30 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 03:00 03:30 04:00 05:00

Landline Hell On Hooves Country99 TV News & Weather Straight Talk Country99 TV News & Weather Along For The Ride FEI Equestrian World 2011 Race Country HSBC FEI Classics 2011 National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Straight Talk TOWER Sector Report Country99 TV News & Weather Ag PhD Farming Sunday The Cowboys’ Kitchen Spruce Meadows 2011 Smart Gardening Team Fredericks - In Control Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Money Talks Ag PhD TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Garden Rambles America’s Heartland National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Your Beautiful Garden Garden Rambles Race Country

05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

Thursday 17 nov 06:00 Landline 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 Money Talks 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 Gardening Australia 09:30 Cowboy Flavor 10:00 Your Beautiful Garden 10:30 The Cowboys’ Kitchen 11:00 Garden Rambles 12:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 12:30 Money Talks 13:00 TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships 13:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 14:00 Landline 15:00 Barbecue University 15:30 FEI Equestrian World 2011 16:00 Gardening Australia 16:30 NZ on a Plate 17:00 Your Beautiful Garden 17:30 The Fresh Life 18:00 FEI Equestrian World 2011 18:30 Landline 19:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 Landline 21:30 Classic Tractor Fever 22:00 Landline 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Gardening Australia 00:00 NZ on a Plate 00:30 Your Beautiful Garden 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 02:00 Landline 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 Gardening Australia 04:00 NZ on a Plate 04:30 Your Beautiful Garden

05:00 FEI Equestrian World 2011 05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

Friday 18 nov 06:00 Landline 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 Ag PhD 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 Bayleys Tauranga Showjumping Champions 10:00 Pro Bull 2010 11:00 Landline 12:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 12:30 Ag PhD 13:00 Money Talks 13:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 14:00 America’s Heartland 14:30 Hell On Hooves 15:00 Bayleys Tauranga Showjumping Champions 16:00 Garden Rambles 17:00 Landline 18:00 Classic Tractor Fever 18:30 Landline 19:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 Straight Talk 21:00 Under The Spell Of Horses 22:00 Landline 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Classic Tractor Fever 00:00 America’s Heartland 00:30 Ag PhD 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 02:00 Landline 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 Landline 04:30 Ag PhD 05:00 Farming Sunday 05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

saTurday 19 nov 06:00 07:00 07:30 08:00 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 15:00 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:30 00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 03:30 04:00 04:30 05:00 05:30

Pro Bull 2010 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride Under The Spell Of Horses At Home With Carl Hester Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report Money Talks Ag PhD Straight Talk TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships Outdoors With Geoff Thomas FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride Under The Spell Of Horses Spruce Meadows 2011 Ag PhD Straight Talk Outdoors With Geoff Thomas Outdoors With Geoff Thomas TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships The Week In Agri-Business Inside Music Row TruCountry The Marty Stuart Show Cumberland Highlanders America’s Heartland Under The Spell Of Horses Along For The Ride Pro Bull 2010 Under The Spell Of Horses Spruce Meadows 2011 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride TOWER Sector Report Money Talks Ag PhD Straight Talk

sunday 20 nov 06:00 07:00 08:00 08:30

Pro Bull 2011 Under The Spell Of Horses FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride


Wed 16 Nov - Tues 22 Nov 10:30 Garden Rambles 11:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship 12:00 The Week In Agri-Business 12:30 Farming Sunday 13:00 Money Talks 13:30 The Week In Agri-Business 14:00 Straight Talk 14:30 Ag PhD 15:00 Farming Sunday 15:30 Under The Spell Of Horses 16:30 Gardening Australia 17:00 Smart Gardening 17:30 HSBC FEI Classics 2011 18:30 Landline 19:30 America’s Heartland 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 TOWER Sector Report 21:00 2011 General Election The Rural Issues 21:30 Hell On Hooves 22:00 Landline 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Your Beautiful Garden 00:00 Gardening Australia 00:30 Smart Gardening 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 02:00 Landline 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 Your Beautiful Garden 04:00 Gardening Australia 04:30 Smart Gardening 05:00 Along For The Ride 05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30

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Tuesday 22 nov

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06:00 Landline 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 TOWER Sector Report 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 Cowboy Flavor 09:30 Barbecue University 10:00 NZ on a Plate

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09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 14:00 14:30 15:00 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:00 00:00 01:00 01:30 02:00 02:30 03:00 04:00 04:30 05:00 05:30

Farming Sunday Straight Talk Money Talks TOWER Sector Report The Week In Agri-Business TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships Spruce Meadows 2011 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride Under The Spell Of Horses America’s Heartland Straight Talk Farming Sunday TOWER Sector Report Pro Bull 2011 The Week In Agri-Business Farming Sunday Classic Tractor Fever The Week In Agri-Business 2011 General Election The Rural Issues TOWER Sector Report Money Talks Straight Talk Under The Spell Of Horses Pro Bull 2011 Along For The Ride At Home With Carl Hester FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride Under The Spell Of Horses Money Talks Straight Talk TOWER Sector Report Ag PhD

15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 23:00 23:30 00:00 00:30 01:00

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5 Ingredient Fix Surfing the Menu The Cowboys’ Kitchen Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report Straight Talk Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report NZ National Agricultural Fieldays Exhibitors America’s Heartland Along For The Ride Cowboy Flavor Barbecue University NZ on a Plate The Cowboys’ Kitchen Team Fredericks - In Control Landline Hell On Hooves Country99 TV News & Weather America’s Heartland 2011 General Election The Rural Issues Along For The Ride Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship NZ on a Plate Barbecue University The Cowboys’ Kitchen National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship NZ on a Plate Barbecue University Under The Spell Of Horses National Tractor Pulling Championship

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• Floor restoration • New floors sanded and coated


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UILDINGS SKYLINE B SERVICING THE KAIPARA AREA CONCRETE • Driveways – Footpaths • Cowsheds & Wintering Pads • Commercial & Domestic Floors • Colour Imprinting John Vuletich: • Colour Overlay 0274 972 116


Building & Civil Engineering Contractors 14 Normanby Street Ph 09 439 4700

SKYLINE BUILDINGS • Cottages • Sleepouts • Garages • Carports • Garden Sheds Your Kaipara Representative Robyn Webb: 0274 395 866

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NOVEMBER 16 - 2011

Local talent in standout concert

by Joanne Speechly

all eras from about the 1930s through to the 1990s.

The Kauri Chorus gave an outstanding performance before a sell-out crowd on Saturday night, followed by an equally impressive matinee performance on Sunday.

“They chose really good songs that the audience could get into and even dressed in character for quite a few of their numbers. The crowd ranged in age from about eight to eighty and everyone was really behind the Chorus.

The show was a first of its kind for the talented group of twenty five Kaipara ladies and featured an array of songs from stage and film.

“I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was well worth it. They should be holding more of these performances.”

“It was really well done,” says concert goer, Betty Willetts. “The music covered

All the Kauri Chorus members dressed as nuns for a fitting musical finale from movie and musical Sister Act.

Cutting power bills down to size There are some things we look forward to each month — and then there’s the power bill. It’s a necessity of modern life, but as the cost of powering all those contemporary appliances mounts, it’s also easy to see why moves to slash power costs are so popular right now! Leading the way is Dargaville company Plumbing and Heating, who have spearheaded an initiative to reduce home energy costs. Modern technology offers many innovations to make Kiwi homes more energy efficient, and the Government has even weighed in to assist in the uptake of these technologies via EECA grants and subsidies. The two most critical areas in terms of power use both involve heating — heating your home, and heating the many hundreds of litres of hot water used by New Zealand families each week. Here’s what Northland customers Rob and Pam Baxter have to say about their experience with Plumbing and Heating when it came time to upgrade their home and reduce their power costs... “When planning the building of our new home we looked into alternative home heating systems and we decided to install an underfloor heating system… After consulting with the energy saving experts from Dargaville Plumbing & Heating Centre it was apparent that they could offer an integrated solution which included the underfloor heating and the hot water system.” In this case it was a clever conjunction of solar hot water heating, underfloor

heating using the same hot water system, and a backup element for emergencies. There’s no reason why your home can’t be effectively heated by a combination of modern gas, diesel technology, solar energy and even a wetback fireplace — none of which use electricity! “Since moving into our new home we have been very pleased with the underfloor heating. 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 member’s preferences.” Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? And each month the Baxter’s power bill is a fraction of what it might have been without the help of Plumbing and Heating. To take the first step, call Plumbing and Heating for an obligation free in home assessment — a comprehensive look at all the ways you could reduce your energy bill and create a more efficient home. With fireplaces, diesel boilers, wetback systems, califonts, solar hot water heaters and much, much more, they are the company who cut power bills down to size!

Sister Act — a fitting finale to ‘As Time Goes By’

Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 0800 466 793

Closing date for classified advertising for the 23 November 2011 edition is 10am, Monday 21 November 2011. See our terms and conditions online at For Sale

For Sale

½ PRICE Beds — Factory 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.

TILES, TILES, Tiles. Best range, best prices, best installation. Tiletex Ltd, 66A Victoria Street, Dargaville. Phone 09 439 4455.

½ PRICE Beds — Factory 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 — Factory 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. CAMPING TABLES, chairs, lights and cookers. Auto One Dargaville Phone 09 439 8219. HELICOPTERS, REMOTE control, from $39.95. Shop early for Christmas. Auto One Dargaville Phone 09 439 8219. OVERALLS: USED from $10.00ea. Ideal for farm and kumara work. Apparelmaster Kaipara, 106 Victoria St, Dargaville. Phone 09 439 7139. RELOCATABLE HOME Brand new, 3 double bedrooms, fully decorated, sundeck included. For details please phone 027 477 5340 or 09 431 6964. $99,000 +GST.

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AT ITM Dargaville 09 439 8386 & Naja Garden Centre Mangawhai Heads 09 431 4374 “Growing Goodness”

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TRAILER LIGHTS, plugs, couplings and locks. Auto One Dargaville Phone 09 439 8219.

House for Rent 3 BEDROOM, 2 car garage in Ruawai $180 per week. Phone 09 439 2577. 5 BEDROOM, 2 car garage in Ruawai. $250 per week Phone 09 439 2577.

Nurseries and Plants QUALITY PLANTS available from Babylon Coast Gardens Ltd, wholesale native plant nursery open to the public on Saturday’s 10am – 4pm and at other times by prior arrangement. Located at 1246 Babylon Coast Road, Dargaville. Prices start at just $2.50 plus GST with great discounts for purchases of 50 plants or more. Delivery service available. Enquiries welcome phone 09 439 4223.

Work Wanted BACK 2 WOOD Demolition. For your renovation needs. Servicing Northland — Auckland. Specialising in Windows, Doors & Ranchsliders. Also Kitchens, Vanities, Roofing & More. Phone 09 408 7163. CUSTOM MADE curtains, drapes, nets, tracks, rods, sunscreens, venetians and verticals available at Tiletex Ltd, 66A Victoria Street, Dargaville. Phone 09 439 4455. DOG GROOMING, clipping and bathing. Lifetime of experience. Reasonable rates. At Mangawhai. Phone Michelle. 09 431 5048 OR 021 242 4103. PAINTING. TAKING orders for wallpapering, interior/ exterior painting houses and other buildings. Competitive rates, quality assured. Contact John at Crawford Solutions 09 439 5289 or 022 642 1376. 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. WATER BLASTING Houses, cowsheds, driveways etc. Also spouting cleaning. Crawford Solutions 09 439 5289 or 022 642 1376.

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NEED A PLUMBER? THEN CALL THE BEST! Supplies - Repairs - Maintenance. New installations, upgrades & renovations, burst pipes, hot water cylinders, kitchens & bathrooms.

DENISE CLARK Toenail & Fingernail Cutting Service


Property Maintenance ATS PROPERTY Maintenance & Repair. Fences & repairs • Kitchen/bathroom fitouts • Flooring repairs • Decks • Waterblasting • Windows & latches • Plus much more. 10% discount for senior citizens. No job too small. Phone/fax 09 439 8628. Cell 027 455 7750.

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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.

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TANK WATER Testing. High quality testing for T and E-coli in your tank or bore water. Printed clear lab results provided with recommendations. Phone TWT 09 422 9345.

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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 Ph Wals 09 437 3936 or 021 932 225.

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Situations Vacant

09 439 2620 021 185 4856 • Siteworks • Hedge Removal • Metalling • Drainage • Pole Holes

Ph Bernie 09 439 6785

Ruawai Homekills Full service slaughtering & processing of Beef, Sheep, Pigs & Deer On farm killing of Pigs & Sheep (Conditions apply)

All Beef hung for two weeks Bookings are essential

Salamis now available Over 25 years experience • Return deliveries by arrangement For prompt & professional service contact Wayne & Annette Ph 09 439 2020 • 021 401 934 Ah/Fax 09 439 2910 Covering the Kaipara and Whangarei Regions


• Care for children 0–6yrs • Choose your own hours • Tax Incentives • Supportive  fun team • No qualifications  needed • On job training   Tel: 0508 244 532   Email:

NOVEMBER 16 - 2011


Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 0800 466 793

Closing date for classified advertising for the 23 November 2011 edition is 10am, Monday 21 November 2011. See our terms and conditions online at Grazing Available

on ex dairy farm in Mangawhai area. Affordable rates at $6/hd yearlings or $7/hd cows. Room for 50-75hd. Short or long term. Good management and facilities.

Ph Mark 09 431 4752. Public Notices A.G.M. MAUNGATUROTO Play Centre. Time: Thursday Nov 17, 7:30pm. Venue: Maungaturoto Country Club Bickerstaff Rd. Queries: Contact 09 431 8517. ALL WELCOME. FREE CONFIDENTIAL Budgeting Service. To make a booking call 09 439 8592. We also offer a complete money management service if required. FREE CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE educating you. Kaipara Budgeting Service, 58 Hokianga Road, Dargaville. Please Telephone 09 946 5440 (free local call) for an appointment!

Big Dave’s has changed hands! Nothing changes except Dave won’t be out front — he is semi retired. “I would like to thank all my suppliers, my staff and especially the public who graced my doors. Without all these people Big Dave’s wouldn’t have happened the way it did. Once again,Thank You.” — Dave MacDonald

You are invited to…

A Ruawai Kindergarten Presentation

The Ruawai Kindergarten teaching team, Sara McKinley and Alishya Chircop, were the recipients of a 2011 Northland Kindergarten Association Kauri Scholarship. Their proposal was ‘promoting early childhood education as a great career choice for men!’ Come and share this journey with them. Sara and Alishya will be supported by guest speakers Robin Christie and Jonny Holtom from Childspace in Wellington.

Venue: Ruawai Community Sports Club Date: Thursday 24th November 2011 Time: 7.00pm–9.00pm Phone: 09 439 2415

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First Aid Courses Workplace, Basic and Refresher courses. Held locally or at your workplace Email: or phone: 021 169 2096

Phone: 09 439 6933

0800 466 793 email: Kaipara owned and operated ~ creating jobs for Kaipara people

Dargaville Lions It’s Spring clean time again. Lions are looking for quality 2nd hand goods for their yearly auction

0800 270 200

would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of this year’s Senior Prize Giving held on 8 November 2011 Fosters Home Decorating Hammonds Solicitors Honore Family Jill Shlossberg John Raine Ltd in association with Distinction Jewellers Jon Matich Surfwear Kaipara District Council Kaipara Lifestyler News Kathryn de Bruin Kauri Computing Co. – I & Y Gilchrist Kim & Helen Allen King Bros Construction Konica Minolta Whangarei Moran’s Bookshop N & M Robertson National Art Supplies National Bank Dargaville Newman Engineering (2004) – Mr & Mrs Bishop North Tec Northern Wairoa Country Women’s Club Northern Wairoa RSA Northland Accordian Association K. Fredrick Award


Ph 09 439 5973


ASB Bank Dargaville Ben Emmett Memorial Berridge Family Trust Blah Blah Blah Bruce Gordon Memorial Carters Dargaville Cuthbert Plumbners Dargaville & Districts Community Arts Council Dargaville & Districts News Laser Electrical Services Dargaville Dargaville Ford Motors Dargaville ITM Dargaville Lions Club Dargaville Maori Women’s Welfare League Dargaville Medical Centre Dargaville Sewing Centre David & Joy McLeod Delta Produce Denby Potteries UK Distinction Jewellers Duck Creel Garden and Bird Centre Empire Luncheonette Farmlands Trading Society First National Roper & Jones


Venue: Clubrooms Pouto Rd, Te Kopuru. Contact: Carol Kerr 09 431 1827.

Wellsford residential addresses.

NEW OPEN HOURS As from Monday November 14th 2011 hours will be as follows: Monday: CLOSED Tuesday/Wednesday: 1pm–7pm Thursday/Friday: 11am–late Friday: 11am–late Saturday: 3pm–late Sunday: CLOSED Outside these hours, the club will be available for functions and funerals Contact: 09 439 8164 or 021 102 2711


Time: 8.00pm Wednesday Nov 30th 2011.

09 439 6123

Also distributed to

Northern Wairoa Memorial RSA

Public Notices

Orrs Kaipara Pharmacy Oturei Marae Pegg Ayton & Gordon Pono Masonic Lodge Ritchies Transport Holdings Ltd Mr Robbie Edwards Roger Savident Memorial Rotary Club Dargaville Rural Women New Zealand (Aoroa) Shane Vuletich Kaipara Car Show Sowter Window and Door Services St. George Lodge L. Lucich and family Te Houhanga Marae Te Uri o Hau – Tangata Development Ltd The NZ Institute of Physics Tom Bassett Memorial Trappit and Ewenson United Travel Dargaville William Smith Memorial Women’s Section N.W.R.S.A. Wood Turners Gallery Webb Ross Lawyers Dargaville MTD Walters Memorial

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Top grazing available

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NOVEMBER 16 - 2011


Maxam 2500 mower with wilter. Vogal 3m gear drive topping mower. Mowzip Crusader 4000, 3.9m hyd fold topping mower. Trimax 2.3m procut orchard mower. UFO hydraulic lift mowers. Krone AMT5000 5m, hyd fold, trailed mower conditioner. Krone Eastcut 320 heavy duty disc mower. Vicon CM2400 6 disc mower. Vicon 632T 8 disc mower conditioner. Taarup 1015 loader wagon. Claas 320k tandem axle loader wagon. Hay rakes, good used units available, Kuhn, Tonutti, Vicon, Krone. John Deere 550 round baler. New Holland 376 conventional hay baler.

Tanco 1080A and 2020A bale wrappers. Dal-Bo AXR-300 26” discs, packer roller and hyd transport wheels. Duncan/Austin roller drill with transport wheels. Duncan 750 till seeder undersower, seed & fert box. Aitchison 1120 trailing seed drill, seed and fert. Water roller 4T, 2.7m wide, removable drawbar. Maxiscoop 400 HYD earth scoop, tilt axle, near new. Leveling bars, 3m heavy duty. Celli K255 100” rotary hoe with cage roller. Tortella RPT6-320 3.0m spike rotor hoe with. Aitchison seedbox and packer roller. Spray unit/water blaster combo, 6m boom and handguns. Hooper 3m springtine cultivator with crumbler roller. Farmguard ‘bulldozer’ grader blade, 3 ram and landwheel, 2.7m.

Walco 12.75, PTO, 3 pt fert spreader. Fieldmaster Jumbo, 1.8m heavy duty rotary slasher. Berti Eco-Forestry, 1.8m heavy duty scrub mulcher. Nobili BNU230 Y flail mulcher. Tortella TP15-250, 2.5m Y flail mulcher. Hustler CH8000, trailed multiple bale/silage feeder. Hustler chainless 2000 round and square bale feeder. DML trailed bale feeder, self loading. Giltrap MSX100, tandem axle, side feed silage wagon. McIntosh Multicrop 800 tandem axle side feed silage wagon. Buckton CF800, side feed, tandem axle silage wagon. Sam 10m3 tandem axle, side feed silage wagon. with conveyor extension.

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Holarus auger bucket, hydraulic drive, 3pl mounts. Buckton 6t trailed fert spreader. Sam 5T tandem axle fert spreader, plastic hopper, cover, latest model. Sam 4.75 fert spreader, tandem axle. Fuel trailers, 2 in stock, also freestanding units. Fuel tank/water blaster trailer unit, tandem axle, alloy tank, 875/400ltr. Case CX80 cab, 4wd, loader, 3540h. Case CX70 rops, 4wd, pearson loader. Claas 696RZ cab, 145hp, hyd shuttle and 4 speed power shift creep box. International 674, 2WD, loader, 70hp. John Deere 6300 cab, 4wd, loader, 90hp. John Deere 6520S 4500h, factory loader, 24 speed, 115hp. John Deere 8400, 280hp, 7920h, near new tyres, duals, power shift trans, quick hitch.

Landini Powerfarm 85 cab, 4wd, Trima loader. Massey Ferguson 28, tidy tractor. Massey Ferguson 3075 cab, 4wd, pearson loader. McCormick MTX140, speed sequencer trans, 4700h, loader. New Holland TM190, cab suspension, super steer, 4700h. New Holland TSA115, cab, 4wd, self levelling loader, 115hp. Yanmar Vi017 digger, on trailer, spade + rock buckets, expanding tracks. Kobelco SK70 digger, blade, cab, hyd tilt hitch, thumb. Kobelco SK100 Digger, 5327h, 2 buckets, tidy. Hitachi EX120-3 digger, tilt bucket, rock bucket, quick hitch. Saki SW700 and SW25 road rollers. TORTELLA CULTIVATION EQUIPMENT



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Kaipara Lifestyler, November 16 2011  

Kaipara's regional community newspaper. 10,000 copies delivered FREE throughout the Kaipara: Dargaville, Ruawai, Paparoa, Matakohe, Maungatu...

Kaipara Lifestyler, November 16 2011  

Kaipara's regional community newspaper. 10,000 copies delivered FREE throughout the Kaipara: Dargaville, Ruawai, Paparoa, Matakohe, Maungatu...