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by Jewelie Sterling

Academic accolades continue for former Dargaville High School head boy, Calvin Ball Calvin’s family have a dairy farm at Ruawai and his rural background has translated into the award of Massey University Agricultural Student of the Year for 2011. As well as high academic achievement, the award also recognises contributions to student welfare, social or recreational activity. Calvin attended Dargaville High School and was head boy in 2007. Following a year spent working at Winterfold House School in England, he returned to study at Massey in Palmerston North. There he has completed his Bachelor in Agricultural Science degree, specialising in soils and pastures, and been invited to do an Honours year. He will also work over the summer holiday and has received a scholarship with the Agricultural Green House Gas Research Centre. “I will be making the most of my Honours year, I would be mad not to. I will be surrounded by influential and smart people,” said Calvin. “The research is looking at growing more grass with less nitrogen, as a way of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and so helping the environment, while not losing production. Professor Tony Parsons, who used to be at Ag-Research and is now at Massey, is regarded as one of the leading greenhouse gas experts, has taken me under his wing. “I have been in classes that have had talks from DairyNZ’s chief executive Dr Tim Mackle and Landcorp’s chief executive, Chris Kelly, as well as leaders from many top agricultural companies. Calvin is also the president of the Massey Young Farmers Club, which with 130 members, is the largest in the country. “You don’t have to be an agriculture student. You can be urban, with an interest in agriculture to be a member. A love of the land and a willingness to be active are all you need,” said Calvin. He sees himself getting a job after his honours year. “I’d like to do a couple of years in consultancy, and then hopefully move to management. But nothing is set in concrete. I will see what’s on offer.“

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Changing boards

Dargaville street march says NO to violence

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After announcing his decision in May, Ruawai farmer Greg Gent stepped down this month after 10 years service on Fonterra’s Board of Directors, and will take up a new role on the board of the BNZ, where he will serve as the Regional Chairman, Northland.

A White Ribbon Day march stopped passersby and one-way traffic, spreading the message to stop violence. The day is practiced internationally and is signified by people wearing a white ribbon to show that they do not condone violence towards women and children.

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“The BNZ has moved towards having a more regional focus and being very much a part of their communities,” says Mr Gent. Sam Johnson, BNZ General Manager for Northland, approached Mr Gent about the position. “I’ve had a long relationship with Sam and I had a look at the role and thought, ‘Yes’. I’ve done governance for a long time and have finished at Fonterra; I’ve decided that I want to do a bit more locally.” Mr Gent says with the bank going in the direction it is, it suited his new focus and he is looking at other local ventures also. Several months ago, Mr Gent was appointed to the Northland District Health Board. “Last week, I ran a governance seminar in Whangarei, which is probably the first tangible thing I have been involved in and instigated — and I was quite wrapped with the way it went. “I’m a Northlander, born and bred, and I’m looking forward to working with Sam and growing the BNZ’s presence and market share in Northland.

Christmas Parades The Maungaturoto Christmas Parade is set to take place on Saturday 3 December, starting at 6.00pm at the congregational Church and winding its way through town. The evening will culminate in events at the Maungaturoto Country Club. “Entries for floats are starting to trickle in but we need heaps more,” said organiser, Terri Donaldson. “There will be lots of things to do, with heaps of family friendly games, activities and give-aways. If you would like to have a stall there is no cost for this.” Ruawai Christmas Float Parade will take place on Saturday December 17 — festivities start at 10.00am outside the Four Square. “Floats will leave the community Church at 11.00am and make their way through Ruawai and return to park outside the Four Square,” said Ruawai Promotions Group organiser, Trevor Harris. “There will be prizes for the best floats and a monster Christmas hamper to be drawn, quick fire raffles, and a sausage sizzle amongst other things happening on the day.” Dargaville Christmas Parade is on December 3 and starts at 12pm at the BP.


The march, involving people on foot, ‘dressed up’ cars and motorbikes, started at the band rotunda and made it’s way down to The Warehouse. It paused near Kapia Street, to enable Mayor Tiller and Detective Sergeant Jonathan Tier, to address the crowd. Mayor Tiller observed the way that modern life has altered the way we communicate and urged people to talk more — rather than rely on email and text messages. Jonathan revealed some shocking statistics about violent crime and urged people affected by violence to reach out and ask for help. A convoy of bikes and classic hot rod cars continued on to Dairy Flat and joined the White Ribbon Run back to Bream Bay. “Thanks heaps to the people who showed up,” said organiser, Tina Stewart. “The White Ribbon Run is stopping in Dargaville next year, after visiting smaller towns. It will be a neat day for the whole community — I’m so excited about it.” The White Ribbon Run will include about two hundred motorbikes plus hot rod cars, which will roll into Dargaville during the community event. Tina is currently working with businesses, the council and police to organise a community day, complete with free food and entertainment.

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Pouto — a place of hidden treasures by Brian Eastwood Pouto has always been a focal point of Kaipara Harbour. For Maori it is the ancestral home of Te Uri o Hau, a hapu that is part of the Ngati Whatua people. When early Europeans realised the value of its position overlooking the entrance and much of the harbour, they soon established a pilot station and built a lighthouse. In her memoirs a long time Kaipara resident, Enid (Jonny) Jones wrote about her childhood days in Pouto. ‘Cut off as we were by twenty miles of broken country and swamps, living in Pouto in those days was like living on an island. Rarely someone rode through from Tangaihi (Tangaehe) or drove a car along the beach. But the road was on its way and finally got all the way in 1940’. Although still a little isolated, it is no longer like an island and has a good road that takes you right down to Pouto Point. But as more residents and visiting holiday makers arrived there came worries about the environment. On behalf of the Pouto Off-road Vehicles Working Group the Department

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of Conservation published a brochure in 2005 and named it ‘Pouto — Hidden Treasures’. The group represented Pouto ratepayers, Waikaretu Marae, Kaipara District Council, Forest and Bird, Dargaville 4WD Club, Historic Places Trust and local tourist operators. The publication pointed out that the peninsula contains one of the biggest natural sand dune systems left in New Zealand with some dunes rising to 214 metres above the sea. Over the 600 hectares there are ‘active mobile dunes, consolidated dunes, sand flats, lakes, wetlands, scrub and forest’. Between the lowest and highest parts there lies more than twenty fresh water lakes and swamps, all of importance as the home of significant but threatened fish and plant life. Plants named as being in trouble are Swamp Fern, Pingao and Tuatara plant. Birds under the shadow of extinction are New Zealand Dab Chick, Dotterel, Australasian Bittern and Brown Teal. Dwarf Inanga, a fresh water fish is also said to

be in danger. The brochure reminds beach goers that marine mammals such as seals, sea lions and dolphins are protected species. It also notes that ‘Pouto is a place of extremes and contrasts. It appears indestructible with the wild Tasman Sea pounding its beaches. It appears in harmony with the stillness and silence of the wetlands and bush. It appears to be constantly resurrecting itself with its seemingly endless mobile sand dunes’. But the Department of Conservation warns that Pouto’s unique ecosystem is vulnerable, with a real threat coming from recreational vehicles causing damage to vegetation. ‘Dunes act as a massive energy absorber and barrier from the wild elements. Vegetation traps windblown sand to maintain the dune barrier. Damaged vegetation causes erosion, increases sand movement causing irrevocable damage to the lakes, wetlands and the entire ecosystem’. We have been warned.


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Kai Iwi Lakes Water Ski Club is gearing up for their second Splash Day of the new season. The Saturday, December 3, event is for younger children who would like to learn to water ski or those who are just starting out in the sport and is followed by an inter-club competition on Sunday. It is an exciting time for the ski club, with their members scooping up a number of awards at the recent Kaipara District Sports Awards. The club is also holding their annual tournament from March 23 to 25 next year, followed by their hosting of the national competition from April 1 to 8 next year. “The club had great success at the Kaipara Sports Awards,” says co-ordinator, Sarah Wainwright. “Cousins, Toni Atkinson and Aaron Baldwin, both received awards — Toni was Sportswoman of the Year and Aaron received a Youth Sportsperson Achievement Award and earlier on in the year, they both represented New Zealand. “We should have some great competition amongst the juniors with the team for the Junior Worlds, under 17, being announced at

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That’s my impression

Students at the Arts Studio in Ruawai were in for a motivational treat when neo-impressionist artist, Lance O’Gorman, stopped in to teach a challenging, day-long workshop. Hokianga artist, Bex Truloff, also attended the introduction to impressionist painting. Twelve students, the maximum number, attended the ‘inspiring’ induction to the art form. “We had two hour breaks,” says art student, Yvonne Wilson. “And we needed them! “The art students all wanted to do something in impressionism but none of us were very confident about it so (artist and teacher), Frances Casey, invited Lance. As a teacher, he is very motivating and very polished and professional. “He really encouraged us to use our

imagination and be totally free, because with impressionism it’s all about what you think it is about and let the viewer work it out. Everyone really got something out of it — everyone went away buzzing about everything they’d learned. “Lance said he’d been through Ruawai many, many times but had never stopped and didn’t realised the Arts Studio was there. However, he thought it was great and really, really enjoyed himself.” The Arts Studio in Ruawai has grown to about twenty students and is located at the former Scout Hall, alongside Ruawai Primary School. The studio runs two classes per week, school holiday workshops and is looking forward to a possible art sale at North Kaipara A & P Show at Paparoa Showgrounds early next year.

Courtesy of Archives, Dargaville Museum Extracts from the North Auckland Times, Dargaville . . .

August 5th 1912 MATAKOHE NOTES


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Help save lives — support the rescue helicopter appeal by Joanne Speechly A Mangawhai woman is paying tribute to Northland’s Electricity Rescue Helicopter service after suffering potentially fatal head injuries while cycling in Mangawhai Forest, near Te Arai. She is now encouraging others who have benefitted from the service to donate to the 2011 Appeal. Sixty-one-year-old Ruth Porter was cycling with her husband Bryan when she was thrown over her handle bars late last month. Ruth was unconscious for 15 minutes and suffered a broken cheek bone, three brain bleeds, heavy bruising to her hip and left arm, plus a broken bone in her right thumb. Bryan immediately phoned emergency services and tried to rouse his wife back to consciousness. The Mangawhai First Response Unit and Maungaturoto Ambulance Service attended to Ruth in the forest and transported her to the local domain from where she was airlifted to Whangarei Hospital. Ruth wore a neck brace for two weeks and is still battling nerve damage around her left eye. Despite this, she is thankful to those involved in her rescue. “I sincerely want to say thank you to all of the emergency services, but particularly to the Rescue Helicopter Service,” says Ruth. “There are ten and a half hours of my life I have no memory of from the time of the accident but I’m told they were just wonderful to my

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A big pour at Mangaturoto The own-your-own development of six units being developed by the at the Maungaturoto Community Charitable Trust is a step closer to reality after a major concrete pour of the foundations “The floor pad for the first block has been laid and Brogan builders will be busy over coming weeks completing the building,” said trust chair, Don McKay. “Huband contractors have laid the drainage services and will be completing the roading and landscaping over the next couple of months. Two units have been sold. There is also a vacant rental unit, at $105 per week, in a secure environment with support from manager Tracy and the caring rest home staff as required. The stunning rural views are a bonus.”

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More broadband coverage for Kaipara by Paul Campbell

Northland wireless broadband provider, Uber Group, is about to extend its coverage in Kaipara while taking issue with a claim by national communications player, Vodafone, that the giant company is aiming to ‘break the digital divide’

Uber is querying claims by Vodafone that the beginnings of its rollout under the Government’s $285 million Rural Broadband Initiative is providing ‘thousands of families with the first opportunity to get good quality broadband’. “Uber Group has been providing wireless broadband in rural communities since 2003, and covers Northland from Te Kao to Warkworth and Snells Beach from over 100 transmission sites,” said managing director, Hayden Simon. “This is a continuing process. We are about to extend our wireless broadband service in

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Pahi. A transmission site in Whakapirau will provide coverage on the eastern side of Pahi in areas where it hasn’t been available before — specifically Pahi Rd, Cliff St, Picadilly St, Bonham St, Fisher St and Fenwick’s Point Rd. If everything goes as planned, the service will be available by Christmas. “Despite the recent rhetoric, many rural dwellers have been enjoying the same or faster speeds than those available in the cities for several years now. Time and time again I hear that there has Hayden Simon — managing been no coverage in rural areas and it’s director, Uber Group simply untrue. We have been working with rural communities since we began, as have other providers around the country.” Mr Simon says his company’s service is faster and cheaper than that proposed by the large competitor. “Our customers enjoy the benefits of stable, symmetric 5 Mbps internet access with optional phone services, compared to the Vodafone offering which has peak speeds of 5 Mbps — and that is only on download, while their upload speed is considerably slower. “Our installation and setup fee is cheaper, as are our monthly package plans, and our maximum data cap is 100Gb compared to their 10Gb.” As well as this, Mr Simon says the enterprise-grade technology Uber Group uses means that in almost all cases, the company is aware of a customer fault before the customer notices it, and often has it resolved without the customer ever being aware of it. “As a result, customers rarely need to call us, which saves them time and means we can put our time and resources into constantly improving our service.” While Mr Simon acknowledges the effort and investment being put into making sure that all New Zealanders have access to fast broadband, he says that he and other regional wireless providers are frustrated

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that their larger competitors are claiming to offer something that has never been available before. “More importantly, taxpayers may be paying for broadband infrastructure to be duplicated in areas where there is existing coverage — often better than what is being proposed — that has the capacity to handle all the traffic likely to be generated. “Small companies like ours — and there are a number of them throughout New Zealand — have taken the risks, raised the money and set up the infrastructure to bring wireless broadband services to where they are most needed, and now we have what in our view is governmentfunded competition which is not in either ours or the taxpayers’ best interests.” “At the very least we want to let people know that there are alternatives and that in many cases they are faster, more cost-effective, and more reliable.”


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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 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 that the Kaipara has to offer. 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!

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Treat your husband, wife or friend to a Birthday or Christmas treat… Try your skills flying an aeroplane with a fully qualified instructor.

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Personalised training with world champions! All the Facilities – including Sauna room Great atmosphere and convenient location PHONE 09 439 6360 10 Victoria Street, Dargaville GYM HOURS: 5am–8pm Monday to Thursday 5am–7pm Fridays • 6am–6pm Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays No Staff on duty between Christmas and New Year, but open normal hours for members

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A huge • Wide range of stylish and range affordable carpets of new • Colour consultation and season’s Resene wall colour sample styles and service available www. colours for • Hard-wearing vinyl 080 all those flooring for residential and holiday commercial applications Br occasions • Free measure and quote ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈sel ≈≈ service available NOW! Your One-Stop Fashion Shop Next to the Blah Blah Blah café ale Ph 09 431 1017 Ah 09 431 8760 99 Victoria St, Dargaville Mobile 021 515 415 th Phone 09 439 8726 Christine Barrott

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Kaipara Marine Services & Repairs

Keeping Kaipara boats ship shape

ders, navigation, • Marine electrical - fish fin communications and more. kinds of vessels • Repairs and servicing for all - for a job well done • Your local boating specialist tboards serviced • All makes and models of ou and installed

Nigel Tonkin has been keeping Kaipara boaties on the water and out of trouble for the last 13 years — a career in marine services which began on dry land repairing motorcycles. The similarities between the powerful 4-stroke motors used by two-wheelers and modern outboards weren’t lost on Nigel, who also noted that ‘boats didn’t come into the workshop covered in mud’. It was the beginning of a Nigel Tonkin is ready to give your boat a pre-summer tune up great partnership, as the trophy winning motorcyclist (who still keeps an off road nav, hydraulic assisted steering and advanced bike in the shed for trail rides) developed his fuel-injected engines. skills in tandem with advances in marine engine As the power and complexity of boats has technology. The walls of his Dargaville workshop increased Nigel Tonkin has stayed ahead of attest to a natural aptitude with nautical power gear — a long list of awards and certifications the curve, and with summer approaching he’s from prominent outboard manufacturer Yamaha, officially launching his own independent business — Kaipara Marine Services. From outboards to list a record of ever-increasing expertise. electrics and even trailers he’s got the tools and Along the way Nigel has also developed a the experience to see you right for a summer of reputation for excellence in marine electrical fishing and fun on the water. work — and as boats become more and more Even more importantly, a visit to Nigel’s high tech this facet of his business has grown in demand. While boaties of yesteryear were workshop now will give you a tune-up for content with a pull-start two horsepower unit, summer, keeping you safe out there. Think of oars and a rod and reel, the modern vessel it as a WOF for your boat — from Dargaville’s bristles with electronics, from fish finders to sat most dedicated marine specialist.

Nigel Tonkin - Ph/Fax 09 439 6144 021 147 7505 • Dargaville, Northland

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Marine gas services Installation and maintenance of heaters, cooking facilities, hot water heaters and refrigeration. Safe, economical and versatile! call now Don’t forget – we also service and fit gas for caravans, RVs, baches and homes! 102 Jervois street, rD2 Dargaville, Po BoX 377  0800 326 123  09 439 6124  

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Innovation makes these lures irresistible With the King of the Kaipara fishing contest kicking off this weekend, keen anglers from around New Zealand are descending on the district with a veritable arsenal of custom lures, secret tricks and fishing lore in hopes of landing the prize winning fish. It’s a well known fact that you can’t catch a fish unless you catch its attention, and this old adage remains true in this age of scientifically designed artificial baits and lures, with one company leading the way in the development of gear that can’t help but hook you the big one. It’s a fair bet that a large number of King of the Kaipara contenders will be reaching for Shimano when they go for their tackle boxes this Saturday… the legendary name in fishing has been hard at work, consulting with top anglers and lure designers to refine and sharpen their jigs, lures and baits for another season of fishing fun. Years of experience adding up to decades of fishing know-how have been combined with the latest materials and hydrodynamic science to create a selection of lures which fish will find fascinating… and deadly! Shimano lead out with their unique Waxwing lures — new for 2012 and utterly without peer in the fishing world. The trademark ‘wings’ add stability, while developing a side-to-side action with a lifelike ‘kick’. With movement and colour mimicking a tasty bait fish, it’s not long before the Waxwing’s twin upturned hooks get into play! For bigger game, check out Shimano’s range of OCEA pencil baits — designed to tackle the biggest saltwater fish, hook them and hold them with immense tensile load strength. Most striking of all are Shimano’s Lucanus jigs — big-eyed, colourful jigs designed for mid-water to bottom-dwelling species. It only takes a nibble for fish to hook themselves, and with replaceable hooks and skirts each well-crafted jig will go the distance.

A winning catch of kahawai A welcome break from the wind attracted a bunch of keen fishers onto the Kaipara Harbour for the Point Curtis Cruising Club’s fishing contest last Sunday. The club is based on the hotel at Kaiwaka, where fisher, Andrew Kenny picked up second and third prizes for his kahawai catch. “I was just pipped at the post for first,” he lamented. “But I did win the big raffle of the evening”. Pictured are Andrew (left) with Gary ‘Gravy’ Greaves, deciding on which fish will be entered in the contest.

Combined with the revolutionary technology of Shimano’s rods and reels — long recognised as market leaders — this unique range of lures is just the ticket for the King of the Kaipara and beyond. You can bet that Shimano will continue to lead the way with innovation and development in years to come, keeping anglers at the cutting edge of technology. Until then, why not accept their invitation to try new techniques, new tackle, and new fishing thrills this summer? You’ll find that with their range of rods, reels, lures and top-flight equipment, Shimano offer a whole new angle on the sport we’re hooked on!




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Pictured are Andrew (left) with Gary ‘Gravy’ Greaves, deciding on which fish will be entered in the contest.

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Balancing act with extra style by our motoring correspondent When competition is fierce innovation is spurred on in leaps and bounds, and the demand from customers for a stylish, attractive, comfortable and economical small car has seen this market segment overflow with options. Gone are the days of the ‘bare bones’ entry level small car, little more than a motor and four wheels. No, with 2012 just around the corner, it’s time to take a look at the new Kia Rio, a car which offers an amazing experience and a host of features for a very tidy price. Kia have been surprising the motoring world for the last few years with vehicles like the Optima which punch well above their weight. Stylistically, the Korean auto maker has the formidable talent of award-winning designer Peter Schreyer to draw on, and their engineering department are up to the challenge of making the substance fit the style. In the case of the 2012 Rio, Kia offer up a slick and purposeful little package — a snub-nosed four-door compact with a low roofline and flared wheel arches, with a scalloped swoop-down line through the doors reminiscent of the penmanship of the great Harley Earl. This is no 1950s cruiser, though — the aggressive styling of the grille and those swept-back headlamps hint at the Rio’s intention before you turn the key. And while it’s no screaming racecar (with a 1.4 litre engine mated to a four-speed automatic the Rio is smooth and economical rather than fiery). I have never felt a small vehicle so planted on the tarmac. Comparisons with the sublimely balanced MX5 are totally applicable as you feel the clever suspension setup push each wheel down into the corners, computers and old-fashioned engineering working in harmony. This isn’t downforce generated by hulking wings and diffusers, either — it’s simply one of the most engaging and reassuring feats of suspension setup ever seen. With an ANCAP 5-star rating backing it up, this certainly makes the Rio a safe little car. And with four doors, a cavernous boot and mod-cons like Bluetooth,

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ipod connector and aircon standard, ‘little’ never looked so big. When it really comes down to it, the sense of balance and poise which the Rio exhibits is not something easily put into words. You really must try this engaging supermini for yourself on a nice convoluted piece of country road, and feel the response through the steering wheel and the pedals.

Test ride this masterpiece of power and precision. Now at Planet Honda.

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Choose Morfett Auto Service for your regular servicing, WOF and automotive repairs - and have a safe and hassle free summer of driving!

Racing pedigree delivers road-going thrills Honda motorcycles have been strong contenders year in and year out in the World Superbike and AMA Superbike competitions, devoting millions of dollars and countless hours to research and development to improve their stable of highperformance machines. With a racing pedigree stretching back to the golden era of the sport, Honda have always been quick to bring racing advances to the motorcycling public, tuning and fettling their street bikes with the know-how earned in oil and sweat on the world’s top tracks. This year has proved no exception, with bold new design cues and blistering power the order of the day across Honda’s flagship CBR range — an acronym renowned among riders for power and precision handling. From the legendary CB R 750 of yesteryear which put the best of British to shame, through to the high-tech Fireblade, the CBR badge is the motorcycling equivalent of Lamborghini’s raging bull — a mark of prestige which promises limitless thrills. World superbike legend Aaron Slight sums up this year’s CBR 1000RR best — ‘Not only does it look the trick, the Fireblade is so nimble, light and powerful it gets you begging for a racetrack...’ And he’s not alone in piling accolades on this muscular-looking, slick superbike. From its cast-aluminium core to its compact, centralised engine with larger bore and stroke, all the way down to a set of 4-piston calliper brakes, this is a machine which invites the rider to push the boundaries, while still providing thrills for every level of experience. Seasoned motorcyclists will

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A signed, numbered and recorded collector’s edition of an iconic NZ history book be rewarded with scalpel-sharp handling which enables a smooth line through the bends, and a torquey whack of power from the big 999cc mill on the straights. For those who want a head-turner with slightly less muscle but oozing aggressive style, Honda also offer a re-upped CBR 600RR — cut from the same cloth as its MotoGP inspiration and with the most powerful 600cc engine in its class. Once again, a new design direction has gifted the CBR 600 with stunning looks to match its turn of speed. Both of these awesome machines are available now for a summer of riding pleasure — see Mike and the team at Planet Honda Whangarei for a test ride and witness the power and precision for yourself!

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NEW FalcoN XR6 All Blacks Special, luxury pack trim, dual zone a/c, leather, premium audio, limited edition All Black decals. SAVE $10,000 ................................................................. $46,990 NEW Fiesta 1.6TD manual, highlight silver, 20,000km, FREE RUC, +3% finance rate, mudflaps fitted ......................................................................................... $27,200 NEW Fiesta 1.6LX auto, highlight silver. Incl M/F ......................................................................$24,200 NEW Fiesta 1.6 Zetec auto, chilli orange ...................................................................................... $27,490 NEW FocUs Trend 2.0 auto, candy red ........................................................................................ $38,490 11 MoNdeo 2.0 TD Zetec auto, very low k’s, driven by co-director. Huge savings................. $41,990 11 FalcoN FG XT, delivery kms only, stunning in new colour (havana), towbar, m/f etc, save $10,285 on recommended retail price, drive away ..........................................................$39,990 11 Fiesta AB35 manual, Mountune performance kit, 104kw of power, body kit, spoilers, leather trim, personalised number plate AB35YP (Only 35 built) ........................$35,990 10 FalcoN FG XR6, only 12,600km, painted sensation. Big savings ......................................$36,990 10 Fiesta 1.6 Zetec manual, 1 owner, 28,000km, painted squeeze .........................................$21,490 08 FalcoN XT FG, one very careful owner, only 29,000km, towbar, reverse sensor ........................................................................................................... valUe at $24,990 08 FocUs 2.0 auto, 2 owners, exc service history ........................................................................$13,990 08 hyUNdi saNta Fe Elite 2.2 diesel, 7 seater, leather, 1 owner, 79,000km, new tyres, painted burgundy ....................................................................................................... $37,990 08 FocUs 2.0 auto, 1 owner, 53,000km, painted kelp green ................................................... $18,990 07 sUzUki sX4 GLX AWD, 5 door, only 62,100km ................................................MUst see $17,990 07 territory Ghia AWD SY, 7 seater, 1 owner, towbar, roof rack, etc ..................................$32,500 07 (Dec) MoNdeo 2.3 Zetec auto, 1 very good owner, 65,000km, very nice in panther black .............................................................................................................$23,990 07 FalcoN BFII XR6 auto, 6 speed, 2 owners, 95,000km, painted bionic blue ................... $19,490 06 FocUs 2.0 manual, extremely tidy ............................................................................... oNly $11,490 04 territory Ghia, 2 owners, 99,000km, painted envi green, very tidy ...........................$22,490 03 FocUs 2.0 Zetec manual, 94,000km, looks and drives great ............................................ $10,990 03 FalcoN XR6 BA, painted mercury silver, 3 local owners ......................................................$13,490 03 Mazda FaMilia hatch 1.5 auto, absolutely immaculate................................................... $12,250 02 FairMoNt AU111 Ghia V8, these are hard to find, painted white, leather trim ................ $9,990 01 MoNdeo 2.0 auto, 1 very careful owner, only 130,000km, popular ................................... $10,990 99 laser 1.8 GLXi auto hatchback, very tidy, only 123,000km ................................................. $8,990 98 Mazda caPella 2.5 auto wagon, alloy wheels, CD stacker, nice condition .................. $5,990 96 FUtUra EF 2 owners, 196,000km, above average, deceased estate ................................ $3,990 96 daewoo esPero 2.0 manual, genuine 61,600km, nice in burgundy.............................. $5,990 92 MitsUbishi Pajero Exceed 2.5TD, 7 seater, auto, ideal for family or beach................ $5,990

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Premieres Monday December 19 at 9PM

Following on from the stunning success of the 2010 edition, the esteemed Italian Fashion house Gucci will once again lend its name to one of the most celebrated events on the equestrian sporting calendar, the Gucci Masters.

Premieres Tuesday December 20 at 6.30PM

Pat and Linda Parelli are internationally renowned as some of the world’s most provocative and most respected thinkers and teachers of Natural Horsemanship. Their teaching style is magnetic, motivational and effective. In fact, their teachings are in such demand that they have groomed Parelli Instructors to teach more of the Level 1 Partnership and Level 2 Harmony clinics while they begin to concentrate on the higher level students. If you truly love horses and have an interest in natural horse training, you’ll love Parelli: Natural Horsemanship only on Country99TV.

Established in December 2009, it is one of the world's most prestigious indoor equestrian competitions, showcasing all the top international riders in the highest classes of jumping. And as the house celebrates its 90th birthday this year, Gucci continues to lead the sporting glamour of the equestrian world. The prestigious three day programme is comprised of 23 trials, climaxing with the Gucci Grand Prix on Sunday, December 4th with the winner taking away €300,000. But by far the most anticipated event is the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final, a itinerant competition which is this year making its return to the French capital.

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE Wednesday 30 nov 06:00 Landline 07:00 Hell On Hooves 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 Straight Talk 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 Along For The Ride 09:30 FEI Equestrian World 2011 10:00 Race Country 10:30 HSBC FEI Classics 2011 11:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship 12:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 12:30 Straight Talk 13:00 TOWER Sector Report 13:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 14:00 Ag PhD 14:30 Farming Sunday 15:00 The Cowboys’ Kitchen 15:30 Spruce Meadows 2011 16:30 Animal S.O.S. 17:00 Garden Rambles 18:00 Team Fredericks - In Control 18:30 Landline 19:30 TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 Money Talks 21:00 World Sheep Dog Trials 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Garden Rambles 00:30 America’s Heartland 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 Garden Rambles 05:00 Race Country

05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

THURsday 1 dec 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 NZ National Agricultural Fieldays Exhibitors 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 TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial 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 04:00 04:30 05:00 05:30

Gardening Australia NZ on a Plate Your Beautiful Garden FEI Equestrian World 2011 National Tractor Pulling Championship

FRiday 2 dec 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 FEI European Championships 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 FEI European Championships 16:00 Garden Rambles 17:00 Landline 18:00 Classic Tractor Fever 18:30 Landline 19:30 TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championship 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 Straight Talk 21:00 FEI European Championships 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 3 dec 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 16:00 16:30 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 FEI European Championships At Home With Carl Hester Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report Money Talks Ag PhD Straight Talk America’s Heartland Outdoors With Geoff Thomas FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride FEI European Championships HSBC FEI Classics 2011 TOWER Sector Report America’s Heartland Ag PhD Straight Talk Outdoors With Geoff Thomas Outdoors With Geoff Thomas Classic Tractor Fever The Week In Agri-Business Inside Music Row TruCountry The Marty Stuart Show Cumberland Highlanders America’s Heartland FEI European Championships Along For The Ride Pro Bull 2010 FEI European Championships HSBC FEI Classics 2011 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride TOWER Sector Report Money Talks Ag PhD Straight Talk


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Wed 30 Nov - Tues 6 Dec

sUnday 4 dec 06:00 Pro Bull 2011 07:00 FEI European Championships 08:00 Kihikihi International Horse Trials 2 Star 08:30 Along For The Ride 09:00 Farming Sunday 09:30 Straight Talk 10:00 Money Talks 10:30 TOWER Sector Report 11:00 The Week In Agri-Business 11:30 America’s Heartland 12:00 Horse Of The Year 2011 13:00 HSBC FEI Classics 2011 14:00 Kihikihi International Horse Trials 2 Star 201 14:30 Along For The Ride 15:00 FEI European Championships 16:00 America’s Heartland 16:30 Straight Talk 17:00 Farming Sunday 17:30 TOWER Sector Report 18:00 Pro Bull 2011 19:00 The Week In Agri-Business 19:30 Farming Sunday 20:00 Classic Tractor Fever 20:30 The Marty Stuart Show 21:00 Inside Music Row 21:30 TruCountry 22:00 FEI Equestrian World 2011 22:30 Along For The Ride 23:00 FEI European Championships 00:00 Pro Bull 2011 01:00 Along For The Ride 01:30 At Home With Carl Hester 02:00 HSBC FEI Classics 2011 03:00 FEI European Championships 04:00 Money Talks 04:30 Straight Talk 05:00 TOWER Sector Report 05:30 Ag PhD

Monday 5 dec 06:00 Pro Bull 2010 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 The Week In Agri-Business 08:00 Farming Sunday 08:30 The Week In Agri-Business

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 16:30 17:00 18:30 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 23:00 23:30 00:00 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 03:00 03:30 04:00 04:30 05:00 05:30

Your Beautiful Garden Gardening Australia Smart Gardening Garden Rambles National Tractor Pulling Championship The Week In Agri-Business Farming Sunday Money Talks The Week In Agri-Business Straight Talk Ag PhD Farming Sunday The Horse Gardening Australia HSBC FEI Classics 2011 Pro Bull 2010 America’s Heartland Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report The Stud Tour Hell On Hooves Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship Your Beautiful Garden Gardening Australia Smart Gardening National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship Your Beautiful Garden Gardening Australia Smart Gardening Along For The Ride National Tractor Pulling Championship

TUesday 6 dec 06:00 Pro Bull 2010 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 10:30 5 Ingredient Fix 11:00 Surfing the Menu 11:30 The Cowboys’ Kitchen 12:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 12:30 TOWER Sector Report 13:00 Straight Talk 13:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 14:00 TOWER Sector Report 14:30 The Stud Tour 15:00 America’s Heartland 15:30 Along For The Ride 16:00 Cowboy Flavor 16:30 Barbecue University 17:00 NZ on a Plate 17:30 The Cowboys’ Kitchen 18:00 Team Fredericks - In Control 18:30 Pro Bull 2010 19:30 Hell On Hooves 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 America’s Heartland 21:00 Straight Talk 21:30 Along For The Ride 22:00 Pro Bull 2010 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 NZ on a Plate 00:00 Barbecue University 00:30 The Cowboys’ Kitchen 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 02:00 Pro Bull 2010 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 NZ on a Plate 04:00 Barbecue University 04:30 FEI European Championships 05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship


NOVEMBER 30 - 2011


Kaipara Service Directory AFFCO LIVESTOCK ATS ProPerty Maintenance & rePair

Terry North

Fences & Repairs • Kitchen/Bathroom Fit Outs Wet Wall Lining • Flooring Repairs • Decks • Water Blasting & Chemical Washes • Windows & Latches • Plus Much More

10% discount for senior citizens

No job too small

Phone 09 439 5902

Mobile 027 484 1823 • Fax 09 439 1320

Ph/fax 09 439 8628 Cell 027 455 7750

Landscape Services & Sculpture on Commission

Greg Newman Ph 09 439 0853 Mobile 027 258 9931 Email



Our Systems

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• Low application rates • Low capital costs • Low labour input • Lower risk of compliance failure • Auto rain shut off • Auto low pressure shut off

CALL US NOW 0800 337 978 website: email:

Floor Sanding Greg Brownie

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

• Prepwork • Concrete grinding

Quality workmanship guaranteed Phone 027 439 7565 or 439 7564

Phone / Fax: 09 439 7172 E:

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

Lyn’s Creations


phone: 09

439 6880

8 Portland Street Dargaville


Conditions apply

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


09 439 0751 102 Jervois street, rD2, Dargaville  09 439 6123 •  09 439 6124 FreePHoNe 0800 326 123 

• Plumbing • gasfitting • Roofing • DRainage

Lo caL D e a Le rs fo r:

3 Parore St, Dargaville • Ph 09 439 8881


The local law firm committed to you and your community

The team at Hammonds provide the highest quality legal service and advice in all areas of law and business



Phone us, we’re here to help

PHONE 09 439 7099

Hokianga Rd, Dargaville • Email

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

Les Ph: 0274 972 929 A/H: 09 439 7524 Maungaturoto Autopainters (McCook Ltd) For all your paint and panel repairs


34 Beach Rd, daRgaville

Ph 09 439 6544

For your

dental needs 30 Hokianga Road • Dargaville • Ph: 09 439 8170 email: hokianga

Your Vision on Paper

Plans 4 U

Architectural Design & Draughting Services

Cakes for all occasions no job too big or too small Phone Lyn

Pick Up & Delivery Service Available

31 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

Ph 09 431 8545 After hours 09 431 8547

Email: Phone: Grant Smith (LBP-D2) 09 433 9774 or 021 433 462

RODNEY CONTRACTORS Earthmoving Specialists 0800 0H 2 DIG - 0800 642 344 021741998

• seweR systems • sePtic tanks • gas/wooD fiRes • wateR tanks • PumPs • sPouting • bathRoomwaRe • gas califonts • gas aPPliances • solaR hot wateR heating • PiPes anD fittings

Craftsmen Plumbers, Gasfitters, Drainlayers  Mobile Engineering  Repairs and Maintenance cow sheds, farm machinery  Fabrication  I come to you, or you come to my workshop

Ring Vaughn Mooney

021 488 667 a/h 09 4318155

“No job too small we look at them all.” Driveways * Housesites * Farm work * Cartage * Footings * Hole boring * 3.5 - 12 tonne diggers available * PHONE NOW FOR A FREE QUOTE

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

Member of the NZ Master Concrete Placers Association

WindoW & door ServiceS WINDOW & DOOR SERVICES

Supply, InStallatIon tallat on & Serv ServIcIng ng

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

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


NOVEMBER 30 - 2011

Council briefs

Winning entry

discussion with council. The landowner would like to increase lease payments by $260 per annum but this will be confirmed at discussions post settlement.

from November 23rd meeting of the Kaipara District Council

by Joanne Speechly

Taskforce for jobs – Dale Williams, Mayor of Otorohanga

New CEO Kaipara District Council’s new CEO, Steve Ruru, attended and actively participated in his first council meeting.

Mayor Neil Tiller has met with community agencies that work with unemployed school leavers between the ages of 15 and 18 in an effort to establish a relationship and collaboration between all parties.

Dargaville Community Cinema Charitable Trust Additional Funding Request Kaipara District Council has deferred its decision about whether to provide further additional support for the cinema build fit-out project in the old library space until after council’s December meeting. The cinema trust requires $57,212 within the current financial year, which is over and above the $200,000 approved by council during the 2011/12 annual plan. Councillors questioned whether the trust has produced a viable business plan, whether the project is financially viable and whether the quotes are accurate. Council is also waiting for the results of the financial forecast to ascertain whether they have the funds available. The trust have fundraised for the cinema’s projection system and associated costs but not the building fit-out.

It is hoped that together with local business, training initiatives can be developed. Mayor of Otorahanga, Dale Williams, heads the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs and has attended three public meetings in the Kaipara in recent months to explain how he has turned youth unemployment — and the town — around.

Paparoa Library Lease Renewal Despite the recent sale of of the former council building, Brooke House, in Paparoa, the Paparoa community library is welcome to stay. The lease for the building is due to expire this month but the new owners have assured council that they wish to continue an ongoing relationship. They would like input into how to proceed so that the needs of the Council and the library are satisfied. The landowner will initiate an agreement and prepare lease documentation after which they will enter into

Cadets Four new cadets have joined council and will be working in customer services, the Kaiwaka council office, community spaces and economic development. The cadetship scheme aims to encourage young people throughout Northland to gain employment skills and local government experience.

Rally New Zealand Expression of Interest for Rallies in the Kaiapra District, March and June 2012. Kaipara District Council agrees in principle to hosting the rally, which effectively means Rally NZ can use the Kaipara’s roads. The March rally is Rally of NZ and the June rally is a world rally. When the application is made for road closures associated with the rally, council will advise that a bond of $20,000 is required to cover any damage and that a payment of $1,000 deposit toward the Temporary Road Closure Fee be made. Discussion revolved around the need for Kaipara communities to make the most out of these two events and traffic management.

The people’s choice vote at the recent children’s ‘Blob Art’ exhibition held by the Dargaville Arts Assn at Muddy Waters Gallery at Central, has been won by Olivia Cripps from Maungaturoto (above), with her painting ‘Spiral’. All of the paintings in the children’s exhibition are to be handed over to Project Promise to help raise funds.

Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 0800 466 793

Closing date for classified advertising for the Day Month 2011 edition is 10am, Monday 5 December 2011. See our terms and conditions online at For Sale

For Sale

Work Wanted

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.

PENDULUMS, CRYSTALS, Jewellery for sale at “Have a Gander”, 79 Gordon Street, Dargaville. Open Thursday, 10.30am to 2.00pm and Saturday, 10.30pm to 1.00pm, or phone 09 439 5358.

CUSTOM MADE curtains, drapes, nets, tracks, rods, sunscreens, venetians and verticals available at Tiletex Ltd, 66A Victoria Street, Dargaville. Phone 09 439 4455.

TILES, TILES, Tiles. Best range, best prices, best installation. 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.

Cutting Service

Nurseries and Plants

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.

09 439 6068

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. ATV TOWABLE Spray Unit $1,200.00, 09 439 5391. CRYSTALS, PENDULUMS, Jewellery for sale at “Have a Gander”, 79 Gordon Street, Dargaville. Open Thursday, 10.30am to 2.00pm and Saturday, 10.30am to 1.00pm, or phone 09 439 5358. HELICOPTERS, REMOTE control, from $39.95. Shop early for Christmas. Auto One Dargaville Phone 09 439 8219.

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Bathroom Design, fixtures & CeramiC tiles Plumbing & Heating Centre can help you design a bathroom that suits your needs and budget, supply bathroom fixtures and take care of installation & plumbing. For a free onsite consultation

AT ITM Dargaville 09 439 8386 & Home and Garden Wellsford 09 423 8027 “Growing Goodness”

 0800 326 123 Plumbing and Heating Centre 102 Jervois Street, Dargaville



Classified Advertising Call

0800 466 793

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.

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.

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.


Nick Evans

Ask the experts first and see

MSF UK Osteopath for Back Pain Relief

Plumbing and Heating Centre

for sales and installation

09 439 6123

 0800 326 123 102 Jervois Street, Dargaville

09 439 2620 021 185 4856

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

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.

All Beef hung for two weeks

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.

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

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.

Bookings are essential

Salamis now available

Work Wanted

Dargaville Bobcat Services

DENISE CLARK Toenail & Fingernail


• Siteworks • Hedge Removal • Metalling • Drainage • Pole Holes

Ph Bernie 09 439 6785 Healing MASSAGE & Readings, phone Raewyn 09 439 5358, by Appointment Only.

Situations Vacant BAR STAFF Required. Part time bar work Friday’s and Saturday’s. Bar license preferred. Apply in writing to PO Box 147, Dargaville or email your CV to

The Riverside Produce Market is looking for a T PR ODUCE MARKE Market Coordinator. This role is for 8 hours a week and needs an organised person with great people skills. If you think this might be something you would be interested in give Darlene a call on 439 1597. DARGAVILLE


NOVEMBER 30 - 2011


Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 0800 466 793

Closing date for classified advertising for the Day Month 2011 edition is 10am, Monday 5 December 2011. See our terms and conditions online at Public Notices A meeting of the Bereavement Support Group will be held on Monday 5 December2011 In the conference room at Community Health, Dargaville Hospital From 10am till 12noon “Creativity for you at Christmas” Josie Scott will be facilitating This is a confidential, informal group that shares experiences and supports each other. NEW PARTICIPANTS WELCOME Enquiries phone Gina (Hospice Kaipara) 09 439 3330 ext 6716

Public Notices

Public Notices

Public Notices


ACCOMODATION WANTED Mature married man requires bed and shower 2-3 nights p.w. Centre Darg. No meals ph 09 438 1757.


JUNIOR PRIZEGIVING Friday 9th December 2011 At 11.00am Please be seated by 10.30am In the Dargaville High School Hall After Prizegiving a shared lunch will be provided for students, family and staff. NEED A UNIQUE CHRISTMAS PRESENT?


Phone: Leabourn Passenger Service Ltd

Northern Wairoa Community Radio Trust AGM Will be held on Monday December the 12th 2011 at 7.30pm Lion’s Club Hall, Hokianga Rd, Dargaville

Situations Vacant

 0800 326 123

102 Jervois Street, Dargaville


TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the Kaipara District Council hereby gives notice that the following roads will be temporarily closed on the day and at the times below for the purpose of holding the 2011 Dargaville Christmas Parade

Saturday 3 December 2011 10.00am to 2.00pm

it’s FREE!

Leaving students will be collecting leaving certificates, year-books (if school donation/ school fees are paid), reports, textbook and workbook refunds if applicable. Textbook returns and leaving forms should all be completed before this final assembly and all school accounts should be settled by this date.

Ruawai Rugby Club Rally Day

Totara Street (including the Totara Street carpark)

Call NOW and you’ll receive this beautiful Eternal Magic Fragrance Free

Returning students will be picking up yearbooks (if school donation/school fees are paid), reports, workbook refunds if applicable and details of start dates for 2012.

Victoria Street from Totara Street to the West side of the Central Hotel carpark

Start Selling Avon TODAY,

Call 021 070 6507 or email

End of Year 2011 – Senior School

Years 11, 12 & 13 students are required to be at School to attend their final assembly at 9am on Wednesday 7th December 2011 in the School Hall.

All welcome


when you place an order over $150 in your first Brochure.


Kapia Street Parenga Street (including Parenga Street carpark) Hokianga Road from Victoria Street to Parenga Street Edward Street from Victoria Street to the Normanby Street Further information, if required, relating to this temporary road closure can be obtained from Mrs Charlane White, Kaipara District Council, Dargaville.

Ruawai Rugby Club is holding a Rally Evening for their Under 14, 15, 16, 18 and Senior teams for the 2012 season.

Come along to the Ruawai Community Sports Club on Thursday 8th December at 6.30pm to register your interest. BBQ will be provided Any queries please contact 09 439 2171

Kaipara Lifestyler Crossword 1






7 8 9





14 15



© Lovatts Crosswords –

Across 1. Share (5) 4. Vapours (5) 7. Essential character (5) 8. Art (5) 9. Frog’s egg mass (5) 12. Incites (5) 14. Atmospheric layer (5) 15. Scope (5) 16. Recounts (5) 17. Genre (5) Down 1. Witticisms (5) 2. In working order (11) 3. Pallid (5) 4. Conceals (5) 5. Resolutely (11) 6. Graph peak (5) 10. Augment (5) 11. Garners (5) 12. Taunts (5) 13. Sneering (manner) (5)

Answers Across 1. Quota 4. Mists 7. Ethos 8. Knack 9. Spawn 12. Goads 14. Ozone 15. Ambit 16. Tells 17. Style Down 1. Quips 2. Operational 3. Ashen 4. Masks 5. Steadfastly 6. Spike 10. Boost 11. Reaps 12. Gibes 13. Snide

Quick & Easy Patchwork Classes Pop in to view samples and register 17 Gladstone Street, Dargaville Phone 439 0027

for expert advice and service

Ph 09 439 5937



s a m t s i r h C e r P

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

PENDULUMS, CRYSTALS, Jewellery for sale at “Have a Gander”, 79 Gordon Street, Dargaville. Open Thursday, 10.30am to 2.00pm and Saturday, 10.30am to 1.00pm, or phone 09 439 5358.

Bus. Hours

Plumbing and Heating Centre

Dargaville Lions

FREE CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE educating you. Kaipara Budgeting Service, 58 Hokianga Road, Dargaville. Please Telephone 09 946 5440 (free local call) for an appointment!

09 423 7416

Install a Solar system and save up to 75% of your water heating costs call

Stall holders welcome • car boot sites available Bookings essential All enquiries – Sue 027 458 6144

FREE CONFIDENTIAL Budgeting Service. To make a booking call 09 439 8592. We also offer a complete money management service if required.

Premium Tickets Available Matinee Performance Saturday 5th May 2012

9–1pm Sunday December 4th & 18th Live entertainment / Harvest cafe / BBQ

CRYSTALS, PENDULUMS, Jewellery for sale at “Have a Gander”, 79 Gordon Street, Dargaville. Open Thursday, 10.30am to 2.00pm and Saturday, 10.30am to 1.00pm, or phone 09 439 5358.




NOVEMBER 30 - 2011

2011 Electricity Rescue

Helicopter Appeal

Please give what you can... Official Electricity Rescue Helicopter Sponsor

Together we have helped more than 12,000 locals and saved over 1700 lives since 1988.

3 easy ways to donate Return your Freepost official donation envelope sent out to all Northland homes. Ron Nicholas, 91 Arapohue farmer, run over by his tractor.

Donate at any Northland ASB Branch. Internet banking donation to ERH Appeal ASB - 12 3106 0046000 00.

Donate $5 or more and be in to win one of 30 rides in the Electricity Rescue Helicopter! Official sponsors will match public donations, dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $150,000.

100% of all money raised by the public goes to the Northland Emergency Services Trust, which operates the Electricity Rescue Helicopter


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 750 till seeder undersower, seed & fert box. Aitchison 1120 trailing seed drill, seed and fert. Aitchison 1414 grassfarmer disc seed drill. Water roller 4T, 2.7m wide, removable drawbar. Maxiscoop 400 hyd earth scoop, tilt axle, near new. Leveling bars, 3m heavy duty. Kinghitter S2 hyd post driver, 2 ram adjustment. Celli K255 100” rotary hoe with cage roller. Tortella RPT6-320 3.0m spike rotor hoe with. Aitchison seedbox and packer roller. Tortella E6 3.5m powerharrow with 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.

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Sam 10m3 tandem axle, side feed silage wagon. with conveyor extension. 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 MX90C, 4WD, pearson loader, 5300h. 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 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. Sakai SW700 and SW25 road rollers. TORTELLA CULTIVATION EQUIPMENT



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Kaipara Lifestyler, November 30 2011  
Kaipara Lifestyler, November 30 2011  

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