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River race making an impact

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A fun-filled Kaipara family event is attracting interest nationwide “The Mighty Northern Wairoa Seagull Race is on again and it is shaping up to be a day of oldfashioned fun for the whole family,” says organiser Petrina Mills, who with her husband Greg, started the race four years ago. The successful event is now into its fourth year and is attracting people from throughout the country who favour vintage marine propulsion in the form of British Seagull outboard motors. The race, on November 26, runs from Dargaville up to the Tangiteroria bridge. Fifteen boats took part in the first race, with that number doubling in the past two years. “We started the river race after being inspired by a similar event in the Waikato,” said Petrina. “We kept meaning to go down to the Waikato race and just never got around to it and then we thought, ‘Well, we’ve got our own river — right on our back door, why not give it a go?’ So we did.” Action from last year’s Mighty Northern Wairoa Seagull Race Seagull enthusiasts have travelled from far and wide for the event. outboards took three hours to complete the race and those with ”In fact, there are more people from out of town than there are four-and-a-half horsepower motors took two hours. The fastest boats locals. usually complete the race in an hour but the slowest boats can take During last year’s race, the boats with two-and-a-half horsepower up to five hours. continued on page 3 . . .

‘No confidence’ in council probe

by Paul Campbell

The promise of a full investigation into the handling by the Kaipara District Council of the Mangawhai EcoCare sewage contracts has failed to impress those who have demanded it. The Mangawhai Residents and Ratepayers Association says millions of dollars have ‘gone up in smoke in the mis-management of the scheme’. The council now says it is undertaking two reviews of the wastewater scheme and has “asked staff to undertake a comprehensive examination to find the information needed to verify answers to the questions posed by all stakeholders.”

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It was a gift for the future and a nod to the past when an eightyear-old kauri tree was planted in Harding Park last weekend. With some of his family looking on, it was settled in its place by Nick Yakas jnr, son of Nick Yakas who first found the noted Yakas tree in Waipoua Forest. Ron Halliday, a man who keeps an eye on Harding Park and former Northern Wairoa Dairy Company workmate of Nick Busy planting — jnr says, “The seedling Nick has Ron Halliday and Nick Yakas jnr planted came from a kauri cone taken from the top branches of the Yakas Tree. Nick senior was a gum digger and is remembered for his ability to climb the big trees. He was the man that found the Yakas tree about 1928 and it was rediscovered some years later. It’s about a two-hour walk to get into it.” That tree is considered to be one of the big four of the Northland forest. “It was great to be the one to do the planting,” Nick jnr said. “And the tree looks to be really good and healthy.” Ron Halliday organised the event, selected the spot, dug the hole and brought in some good soil. Waipoua tree nursery staff members, Davis Paniora and Stephen King, nurtured the cone and watched the seedling grow to its present height of two metres. The Yakas Tree is measured at about seventeen metres to the first branch and the same in girth. A commemorative plaque in Harding Park will eventually be put in place.

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Master chef anyone? Cooking classes with a difference are on offer at a Kaipara tourist destination Fran and Ian Farrant took over the reins at Waipoua Lodge 12 months ago, with a firm vision to raise the international profile of the Kauri Coast. “We are working very closely with Footprints Waipoua, Te Roroa at the Waipoua Visitors Centre and also the Kauri Museum to raise the profile of the Kauri Coast on both a national and international level,” said Fran. “This means that we have to offer something that is of a very high standard and also guest-ready, all of the time, which we are doing.” Fran adds that where possible, the lodge uses only local tradespeople and suppliers. The cooking classes will run on Saturday, November 20, and Sunday, November 26. Fran is a predominantly self-taught chef and believes anyone who loves food can become a natural cook. “Eighty percent of our clientele is international but we are trying to grow the domestic market by implementing initiatives like the cooking school. We’ve really focussed on improving the kitchen and the cuisine for our guests and we’ve received wonderful reviews, which is why we want to share this with the locals. I am very much self-taught and that is the whole basis of what I want to do with the cookery school — anybody who loves food and has a sense of what they like can become a natural cook.

“There are a lot of smart tricks that I have picked up along the way and I think my main goal is to get people away from being recipedependent.”

Dargaville High School Wins Top Energy Award for YES Company of the Year Tahi Wai A team of students from the High School have just taken out the Northland Company of the Year award for teams participating in this year’s Young Enterprise Scheme. They have also won the Excellence Awards for Communications and Financial Management. Over 30 teams from 13 secondary schools have been involved this year in the scheme. The challenge is to form a real company and produce a service or product which generates profit. From February to November they have been to workshops, Dragon’s Den presentations, directors’ seminars and the trade fair at Kerikeri. They have also produced a Business Plan and an Annual Report. The members of this fantastic Year 11 company of “Tahi Wai” are Andrew McLaren (Managing Director), Freya-Rose Newman (Marketing and Sales Director), Emma Carruthers (Communications Director), Mia Adams (Operations/Productions Director) and Libby Harding (Finance Director). Their product is bottled water. Initially, there was a huge input of advice and consultation from Oturei Marae and their finance committee. The Marae was intended to be the source of the certified water. However, as a result of a mountain of red tape an alternative source was found. The unique selling point is the use of a biodegradable eco-friendly bottle. This bottle is made from vegetable matter and breaks down

Top Energy Chief Executive Russell Shaw with Tahi Wai’s Emma Carruthers, Andrew McLaren, Mia Adams and Freya Newman

without any contamination in landfill sites after disposal. They have almost sold out of their first production run of 1800 bottles and many retail outlets in the town already have the product on their shelves. The team members have also been regulars at the Dargaville Riverside Market. This is simply a magnificent achievement for these students when you consider that most other teams are students from year 12 or 13 and have class time to do this project. They have worked through lunchtimes and weekends. Sausage sizzles and car washes have provided some cash for their start-up capital. As Regional winners they now go to Wellington on December 1 to compete for the National title. The team would like to acknowledge the contribution to their success from the Oturei Marae. Let’s hope Tahi Wai gets that number one spot next month when they face 16 other Regional finalists in Wellington.

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Give it up for Hospice

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‘No confidence’ in council probe “This is not the case. At a council meeting held on 25 October, 2006 council agreed to extend the scope of the Mangawhai Community Wastewater Scheme. “Council is undertaking two reviews of the (scheme) and has asked staff to undertake a comprehensive examination to find the information needed to verify answers to the questions posed by all stakeholders.” These were “an independent review of the EcoCare rating matters sought by ratepayer representatives from Mangawhai. “Secondly, council staff are also undertaking a review of the whole EcoCare Project from inception to completion. This comprehensive review will cover the project and related issues. The review will include supporting documentation where applicable, and once finished will be considered by council prior to release.” Mr Rogan said the ratepayers stance was that “there must be an independent review — not one carried out by elected councillors or appointed staff.”

Hospices throughout New Zealand have embarked on a quirky new campaign to raise awareness of their Hospice shops. Hospices rely heavily on their shops to help raise much needed funds to ensure the services they provide remain free to patients and their families. The Give It Up campaign has two phases — the first involves encouraging people to clean out their wardrobe and donate designer and well known labelled clothing for their 2011 Fashion Collection. Hospice Kaipara Inc has one Hospice Shop located in Dargaville. Hospice retail manager, Jayne Walker, says businesses are being encouraged to motivate their staff to all bring in a piece of pre-loved designer or top label clothing, jewellery or an accessory. Hospice Shop, Pennies From Heaven can supply businesses with bags and posters to place in their staff room or alternatively individuals can drop off clothing at their local Hospice shop. “It’s the perfect time to clean out your Pennies From Heaven — Dargaville’s Hospice shop wardrobe, the sun is shining and summer is almost here. Our Hospice shops will be delighted to take your pre-loved designer or top label item off your hands.” The campaign starts on 7 November with clothing being collected for up to two weeks. ...by refreshing your logo, your Phase two begins on 21 November and this stationery, your sales brochures, & flyers as well as your signage. is all about getting into your local Hospice shop We can help you make the to see what they have on offer following the difference that will make your influx of designer and top label donations. The business stand out! campaign is designed to be fun while assisting PO Box 898 whangarei a great cause at the same time. For more information please contact Jayne Walker, Hospice Retail Manager on 09 439 3330 or 09 439 0692, email kpalcare@ubernet.co.nz

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River race making an impact “I eventually did the Waikato race with my seven-year-old son and we were in the boat for seven hours but he had a ball and drove most of the way. It’s a perfect day for kids, anyone under 15 just needs to have an adult with them in the boat. “There is a registration fee of $35, but any money we make goes back into prizes and donations. One year we gave a $1,000 to the rescue helicopter.” Petrina says the seagull outboard was one of the first outboard motors ever built but they have become rather redundant now. “There’s hundreds of these motors just sitting in people’s sheds. The Mightly Northern Wairoa Seagull Race will start at the Dargaville Boating Club and conclude at Tangiteroria bridge, where there will be prizegiving and a sausage sizzle on the bank. On the day several other bigger boats will also be on the water to assist people. For more information phone Petrina on 09 439 7746.

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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’.

Guarding the Kaipara Coast by Paul Campbell On an average day in New Zealand the volunteers who make up a vital lifesaving and emergency service in our marine environment — our Coastguard — sends out 10 rescue crews, which is an astonishing 3,500 incidents every year. More than 5,500, people, on average, are helped out of danger on the water. Now, on the Kaipara, rescue service operations for the North Kaipara coastguard have taken a quantum leap forward. A dedicated radio repeater has been sited above Tinopai, to carry lifesaving messages into dark spots around the harbour. It’s a facility which was a godsend at Labour weekend, when a Dargaville launch caught fire, and its occupants were swiftly rescued. Tinopai coastguard veteran, Allan Crabb, operates his 30 foot cutter, Whasang, with two other local boats on standby. “I’ve been 18 years with coastguard, a founder member, and ran the radio service from Tinopai before the redoubtable Dorothy Quaife took over,” he said. “We always had radio blackspots and boaties complained that when they were sheltering under the cliffs on the south side of the Kaipara, they had no radio or cellphone coverage and had to up-anchor and make

The 30-foot Tinopai coastguard cutter, Whasang

their way out in sometimes rough conditions to get an important communication out. “It took a few years, but now we have a stand-alone repeater which covers these areas on Channel 61. But then today, we are going to the repeater site to test our radio link to Channel 66. This will mean boats will have instant harbour-wide VHF communication at the touch of a button.” Kaipara coastguard operations fall to five bases — at Tinopai, Pahi, Ruawai, Te Kopuru and Dargaville. “Ideally we have three boats at each location to call on, manned by local volunteers,” Allan added. In the case of Whasang, Allan calls on a crew roster which includes Bobby Smith, Craig Reid, Rob Kersey, Walter Smith and Diane McCracken. “We have all gone through the Boating Education Courses — victim recovery, advanced marine medical, and towing techniques among them. The cutter is capable of 30 knots so we can get to where we are needed in a hurry.” But while the Kaipara is blessed with

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dedicated volunteers, and state-of-the-art communications, there is still a big responsibility on those who go down to the sea in small — or big — boats. Coastguard urges boaties to make safety checks a priority as the summer season gets under way. “Adhering to a few simple safety procedures will help make this summer’s boating season a safe and enjoyable one,” says Coastguard New Zealand president, Colin Small. “Given that many vessels will have been out of action over winter, it is important that skippers keep safety on top of their mind, check all equipment and make sure the vessel is seaworthy by carrying out regular maintenance checks. “Having a working marine VHF radio, flares or locator beacons is especially important because without them, it is impossible to alert us if you get into difficulty.” Coastguard runs a series of public boating safety courses including practical powerboat training, day skipper courses and marine VHF radio training. Visit www.cbes.org.nz

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An absolutely fabulous celebration The revamped Ab Fab Tokatoka Bar and Café, previously known as Tokatoka Tavern, has celebrated one year of being back in business with a party for their patrons. Co-owner, Catherine Laurie, says the evening went very well and attracted a good crowd. “We had a great turnout — despite the rugby world cup and people being away for the long weekend. The band was excellent and I’ve been fielding calls ever since from people who want to get hold of them.”

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Catherine, a mother of five with a farm to run with husband, Jeff, says the last 12 months have been a steep learning curve but they are looking ahead. “The garden bar is open and we plan to have it all up and running for the summer. We’d like to host jazz bands on the weekend and also some daytime functions. The iconic ‘Tokatoka Tavern’ was built in 1922 at the base of Tokatoka Peak, overlooking the Kaipara Harbour and at the time, was a busy stop for river traffic. It is still a popular stop but these days, attracts tourists, motorists and local farmers, rather than traffic from the river.

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The World Cup is over — anyone for tennis?

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Almost a century on, and the Dargaville Tennis Club is still going strong The Rugby World Cup 2011 is well behind us and now it is time to focus on summer sports, such as tennis.Dargaville Tennis Club has been in existence for almost a century and the club is now open for warmer months to both juniors and seniors. “We have a tournament that runs until the end of the tennis season which is about 20 weeks and usually involves two rounds,” says tennis club captain, Lynley Clements. “So far, about 14 senior teams have registered and there are four in each team. “At the moment, we have an A and B grade but if there are a lot of new players starting, there is actually a cup available for a C grade. If there is enough interest, we hope to get the C grade going this year.” Games are played over two evenings, with B grade meeting at the Station Road courts on Monday and the A grade meeting on Tuesday. Juniors meet after school on Monday evenings, with coach and junior manager, Debbie Suckling. Five to eight year olds meet first at 3.15pm, followed by the eight to 12-year-old age group and the older children after that. “I started up the junior tennis last year and I think it will continue to grow and grow,” says

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Debbie Suckling. “In the past, there hasn’t been much junior tennis and we would really like to grow the club — last year we had about 16 children playing, so we’ll see where we go. “I think it’s great to have this in Dargaville and after we get the coaching side of things underway it would be good to get the club days going on Saturday mornings.” New junior members can register their interest with Debbie on 09 439 5533 or text 021 871 791. New senior members can call Lynley Clements on 09 439 8160 or Ewan Cornor on 09 439 7565.


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A writing and directing first

Writer and director David Sims, offers up a pantomime of Romeo and Juliet for Otamatea Repertory Theatre’s latest production. The play is David’s first dramatic script and for any aspiring actor, singer, director or writer, pantomimes are a great way to start out. David grew up around New York City, graduated from university and worked for years as a journalist in Istanbul. He married a New Zealander and together they ran a coffee shop on the Turkish Mediterranean Coast before moving to Mangawhai in 2008. The couple have three children and the family is enjoying life in New Zealand. In addition to journalism, David has worked in advertising, as a speech writer, has written an unpublished novel and currently works as an internet business writer. “I’ve always been fascinated with theatre and I joined the Otamatea Repertory Theatre for its production of M*A*S*H,” says David. “Then, one thing led to another and I found myself getting more and more involved and I also joined in with their production of Annie. “I was surprised when Peter Flower suggested I help write and direct the Christmas pantomime. Americans don’t grow up with pantos — I’d only been to one in my life, at the British Consulate in Istanbul. However, I saw DVDs of pantomimes that ORT had done in the past so I just went from there. It’s been a great learning experience and

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

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he Ladies of Naumai are holding a Leap Year Ball on the 9th of August. A FREE STEAMER. S.S. Toiler leaves Dargaville at 6p.m. calling at all way ports. M. Haslip Secretary.

David Sims — pantomimes are a great place to start

I’m thankful everyone is patient with me. It’s good to have lots of new faces at ORT and we like providing a place where new people can get involved with theatre in a comfortable setting.” Romeo and Juliet — the pantomime, has a wild-west setting and loosely follows the Bard’s classic love story. The show opens on November 18 for an eight-show season with tickets now available from www.iticket.co.nz and Tony’s Lotto Shop in Maungaturoto. Adults $15, students $10 and kids under 5 are free.

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he latest local industrial development is now in operation, namely, brick making. The first bricks at the recently formed Northern Wairoa Company’s yard were moulded on Thursday afternoon and work has been carried on since under the direction of the manager, Mr. Malam. The plant is working splendidly but everything is not yet in full going order. The full staff required, have not yet been engaged and this necessarily causes a certain delay. Further delay ensues through full provision of water not yet made in regard to a supply of water for the engine. It is intended to put down a well, but at present water has to be carted by hand, a rather arduous and time consuming operation.

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n account of the Northern Wairoa Dairy Company’s annual meeting on the 8th August, the S. S. Pioneer will leave Dargaville at 6a.m. sharp and Ruawai at 8a.m. Returning from Dargaville 7 p.m. Thos Downs, Manager. To Let A small cottage and orchard opposite the Kirikopuni Store. Apply to Henry Wilson.

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An amazing race in Maungaturoto The Amazing Race Maungaturoto is an exciting initiative being organised by the town’s newly formed Residents Association. Vice president, Daniel Alcock, and secretary, Nyree Alcock, are at the helm of the project, which will see participants racing around Maungaturoto, solving clues and completing tasks. The event promises to be a great day of fun for the whole family, rival community groups, businesses and friends are encouraged to challenge each other to be the winners of the first Amazing Race Maungaturoto. The tempting first

prize is a scenic flight over the picturesque Kaipara Harbour, donated by Ralph Schultz Helicopters, and there are second, third and spot prizes up for grabs too. A car is essential for the event on Saturday, November 19, with registrations starting at 9am and the race begins at 10am sharp. Preferably however, Nyree would like people to register before the day by calling 09 431 8462 or come along nice and early. The registration fee is $35 and all proceeds will go towards Maungaturoto projects.

Victory adds to the legend

A brief look through the offerings on Trademe will bring up a haul of rugby related treasures in the aftermath of New Zealand’s historic victory at RWC 2011. It seems that every kind of item associated with the All Blacks’ victory has gained the status of an important historical artefact, with the price tag to go with it!

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Some of the memorabilia on offer is likely to appreciate in value markedly — other items are a more dubious investment. But there is one souvenir of this year’s epic tournament which is sure to become a piece of history.

Now that the William Webb-Ellis trophy is safe in New Zealand hands, this exceptional little car is set to become even more of a collector’s item. And at $35,990 it costs mere cents more than a signed All Blacks jersey — a piece of memorabilia which doesn’t have anything near the torque or acceleration!

Ford’s AB35 project was participated in by the All Blacks themselves, and the team had hands on input into the reworking of the striking black Fiesta. Sound system, body kit, paint, and even the ferocious Mountune tuning setup were honed by the AB’s,

Lindsay West at Dargaville Ford has one of the last of a handful of these cars available new, but you’d better be quick to catch a test drive. As with most strictly limited pieces of sporting glory, this one won’t stay still for long!

Not long ago it was only one of the best small cars in the world NOW it’s a priceless collector’s item The awesome AB35 FIESTA – designed hands-on by the world cup winning 2011 All Blacks. Only ONE left of 35 ever made

35,990 RRP

The Kauri Chorus

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Two shows at the Dargaville Little Theatre

Saturday 12 November at 7.30pm and Sunday 13 November at 2.00pm Tickets $10.00

Get your tickets now, there are only 80 seats per show!!! Tickets available at Lynley’s Lingerie and Linen, 100 Victoria St, Dargaville. Phone 09 439 5119

KAIPARA DISTRICT

All Prices include GST

Dargaville Ford

54 Normanby Street DARGAVILLE P 09 439 7315 F 09 439 5961 dargavilleford.co.nz Lindsay 09 439 7152 or 027 499 1516 Jonathan 09 439 5273 or 021 100 1048

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Coastal Dairy – Escape The Mud! • 142 hectares (8 titles) • 24 ASHB shed with cup removers • Three bedroom home and sleepout • Easy rolling contour • 75 paddocks • Shares to 98,835 • Winter milk contract • 26ha lease also available Proven Production, so close to Glinks Gully beach for fishing and leisure, well set out and raced. Be quick it won’t last long www.pggwre.co.nz

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Small Stud Dairy Farm • 45.10 hectares • 20 ASHB cowshed • Large wintering barn • 30,000 shares • Milking once a day • Large three bedroom home plus old cottage • A Great small farm for a retired couple or a one person operation • 5.5 hectare runoff also for Tender • Buy with or without shares www.pggwre.co.nz

Te Kopuru DEADLINE SALE

Closes on or before 3.00pm, Tuesday 6 December 2011

Megan Browning B 09 439 3344 M 027 668 8468 H 09 439 4457

Ruawai TENDER

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Megan Browning B 09 439 3344 M 027 668 8468 H 09 439 4457 PGG Wrightson Real Estate Ltd, Real Estate Agent, REAA 2008


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Market looking for co-ordinator

Wellsford Country Show is back After a three year hiatus the Wellsford Country Show is back and it promises to be bigger and even better than before. With a focus on keeping it ‘local’, the show will take on the traditional third Saturday in November at Centennial Park. “Two shows ago, our committee decided to move away from the A & P show format and create our own community event,” says Jo Wood, who is organising the show with Lynette Gubb and a small committee. “It’s still under the A & P umbrella but this way we can cater it more to the community’s desires. “We’ll still have the beef and highland sections, the calf and lamb sections and the pony club but there is also a big emphasis on community groups both performing and fundraising. “There’ll be a local foods section and we have some really interesting food this year, such as award-winning sausages, berry ice cream and traditional Maori food, as well as the usual hot dogs and chips. We’ve really been working on getting a good variety. “Our entertainment stage is the other big thing. There’ll be half hour slots for the local entertainers to perform, with kapa haka, singing, miming and bands. The entertainment stage will close with Whangarei’s cover band, Tempist Fujit, in the afternoon. Other attractions at Wellsford Country Show on November 19 include a St John Ambulance display, a Wellsford Fire Brigade demonstration and woodchopping. The usual trade stands with the tractors, quad bikes and mowers will also be present along with heaps of free activities for kids. For more information see www.wellsfordcountryshow.com.

Come on in and vote One of the exhibits of ‘Children’s Blob Art’ on display at Muddy Waters Gallery at Central, in Dargaville, until November 19. Come and vote for the People’s Choice Award — then paintings to be handed over to Project Promise to raise funds.

The Riverside Produce Market has just celebrated its one year anniversary and has grown to such a size that it now needs a market co-ordinator. The successful Dargaville market is held every Thursday at the AD Focus car park and attracts both stall holders and customers from throughout the district. This part-time market co-ordinator role is for eight hours every week and would suit an organised person with great people skills. Any questions or enquiries should be directed to Darlene Market organiser, Debra van Leeuwerden, Lang on 09 439 1597. hamper winner, Les Clifford and Community Constable, Ian Anderson who drew the lucky ticket Organisers of the consistently vibrant market celebrated their birthday with a party for the whole town, with extra entertainment, spot prizes and a gigantic grocery hamper to be won. Les Clifford, who visits the market every week, was the lucky winner of the $500 grocery Whangarei Girls’ High School hamper and he says he was humbled and a little embarrassed when his ticket was drawn. “It was just a spur of the moment thing — I Mon 28 Nov just went to get a cauliflower and bought a few This is a full-day programme (8.45am – other bits and pieces. Every time I purchased 3.25pm) for all students enrolled for Year 9 something from a different stall, I got a little at WGHS. Students not enrolled for 2012 ticket and I probably bought something from will not be able to attend. five or six different stalls. If you would like to enrol your daughter at “When they did the draw, I just assumed that WGHS for 2012, please contact our office there would be four or five prizes but of course on 430 4460 or 430 4411 to request an it was just one draw for the whole lot! It was enrolment pack and make an interview really, really great.” appointment. Les says that a lot of people have benefitted P: (09) 430 4460 from his hamper win, including his folks in the South Island, neighbours and workmates. E: office@wghs.school.nz “The hamper really is going a long way.” www.wghs.school.nz

Orientation Day

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Excellent Grazing Land • 194.31 hectares • Dam water to troughs • Cattle yards • Haybarn • Woolshed (no power) • Easy rolling contour • Hay silage areas • 10km to Dargaville • 54ha leased to neighbouring property Excellent support grazing block, good fencing with road to middle of property. Small areas of native bush with some kauri trees. Good fertiliser history. www.pggwre.co.nz ID: DAG1896277

Dargaville DEADLINE SALE Closes on or before 3.00pm, Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Megan Browning B 09 439 3344 M 027 668 8468 H 09 439 4457

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Support Grazing Block

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• 181.77 hectares • Rolling to hill • Haybarn plus sheds • Dam water • 240 mixed aged beef (cows and heifers) • Airstrip and fertiliser bin

DEADLINE SALE Closes on or before 3.00pm, Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Good clean block with good road frontage and only 6.5km from Dargaville township. Good building sites. www.pggwre.co.nz

ID: DAG1896250

Megan Browning B 09 439 3344 M 027 668 8468 H 09 439 4457

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TOP SHOP Lunchbar

Organic Café

Sue BakeS and PRePaReS daRgaviLLe’S yuMMieSt: Savory Pies Fresh Baps Sandwiches

Great organic coffee from $3.80 Using Allpress organic blend and local full cream milk.

Lovely fresh juices and a selection of lite lunches also served. Summer open hours are Sat-Thu 9am-4pm, Fri 9am-5pm

Menus and venues freshest, best and tastiest fare from around the Kaipara

Ready to go MeaLS inCLude: Battered Fish & Chips Spring rolls

Top food – lunchbar prices 114 Jervois Street Open from 7am, Monday to Friday

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Wanted

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new Members at dargaville Club We have for you • Sky TV on big Screen • Pool and Snooker Tables • Dart Board and Bowls • Dining Room with meals Friday and Saturday nights • Great Club nights on Wednesday and Fridays • Function facilities available for hire

Contact Peter on 09 439 8211

Horseshoe

Café & Takeaways (BJ’s Dairy)

• All Day Breakfasts • • Fresh Sandwiches & Rolls • Call in for coffee, enjoy a relaxed lunch or order takeaways from 10am OPEN 7 DAYS •Have a great day ! 110 Hokianga Road, Dargaville Ph 09 439 8843

Home Cookery For a taste of home

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With spring well and truly upon us the time is right for dining out — getting together with friends to experience the joys of good food and good company. The Kaipara district is blessed with a superabundance of fresh seafood from our harbour and our rivers, with the freshest crops of vegetables and fruit nurtured by our subtropical climate, and world-class beef, lamb, pork and other choice cuts of meat. The chefs, bakers and food artisans of the Kaipara put this cornucopia of fresh ingredients to good use, bringing a rich and varied culinary experience to ‘foodies’ both local and international. In fact, one of the stand-out events on the calendar in the mid-north is the Kaipara Kai festival, a celebration of innovation and gastronomical invention. Travelling through Dargaville and around the Kaipara you’ll find all kinds of eatery, from taverns steeped in history serving up hearty pioneersized portions to cafes with breathtaking views and even better coffee. Every taste and budget is accommodated by the Kaipara’s finest, with influences from all over the world. You’ll find tasty home cooked meals just down the road from absolutely perfect fish and chips, and a short drive further on you’ll discover gourmet pizza the envy of Italy. This time of year a drive in the country can easily be made into a little piece of heaven with a stopover for brunch in the sun, and an evening can be made complete with a cold pint or two at sunset accompanied by a sizzling mixed grill. Get out and experience the fare on offer from this selection of the Kaipara’s freshest and best — at every venue you’ll find a menu packed with options and a warm welcome. You’ll soon find out why the mid north — and the Kaipara in particular — is known for hearty, uncomplicated and delicious food which the top restaurants of the big cities would love to be able to match. After all — what could be better than good weather, good food, good friends and a whole summer of all three to look forward to.

Call in

Turiwiri Produce Ltd

Ph 09 439 7774 SH12, Dargaville

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138 Victoria St, Dargaville • Ph 09 439 5435

Northern Wairoa Memorial

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 12 til late • Great coffee. • Lunches. • Bistro menu in evenings. • Seasonal seafood specials. • Takeaway food. • Great atmosphere.

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Open hours 6pm to 8pm Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. This venue is available for functions so book your Christmas and other significant dates early.

Kumara and Pumpkin Salad (serves 4)

– excellent alfresco dining making this a great function venue.

Call Catherine and the Team on 09 439 2107.

Puhoi Pub & bistro

Summer’s Here

Come and unwind at the historic Puhoi Pub, incredible memorabilia on display of bygone years.

Spend a few hours relaxing in the unique environment that is Puhoi. Wonderful lawns for the family to enjoy with great beers and food. Here or to go. Pub open 7 days a week from 10am SH1 Northern Motorway • 09 422 0812

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Indoor/outdoor dining • Fully licenced Open 7 nights 4pm till late CoMe in and Try our

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Hokianga Road • Ph 09 439 8164

We have a new Beer Garden with a stage

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Method Wednesday & Thursday 4.00pm to 7.30pm Friday 11.00am to 8.00pm

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Opening hours:

Make dressing: Combine all ingredients, and salt and pepper, in a jug.

• Pizzas with a full range of favourites and Gourmet Pizza • Pastas • Wholesale Pies* (for your home freezer)

Whisk with a fork to combine. Preheat oven to 220°C. Drain excess water from vegetables. Place vegetables into a lightly greased roasting pan. Spray lightly with oil. Roast for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Remove to a bowl. Add onions and walnuts. Pour dressing over salad. Toss gently. Serve.

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Images from Albertland

It’s the supporters who make this contest king

This landmark commemorative book by Paul Campbell tells the story of the Albertlanders’ arrival and settling of the Kaipara area, and features many of Harold Marsh’s photographs that have been painstakingly restored.

It’s that time of year again — anglers and boaties around the Kaiapara district are gearing up for the annual King of the Kaipara fishing contest — an annual tradition held at picturesque Kelly’s Bay As always, it’s the good people from Nola Sports who are behind the King of the Kaipara, but this year contest convenor and well-known local fisherman Mike Nola wants to thank in advance the supporters who make the competition such a big event on the Northland fishing calendar. When the King of the Kaipara kicks off on December 3, it’s these names who will be there behind every angler.

Kaipara Marine Services Nigel Tonkin from Kaipara Marine Services will be out on the water when the King of the Kaipara gets underway, providing water taxi services to all competitors and spectators. But his work toward the big day has already started. That’s because Nigel is the man to see for boat repairs and upgrades in Dargaville, and canny anglers know that along with hooks and rods their boat is the best tool at their disposal to catch the big one. For safety and top performance it pays to take care of those repair and service tasks early, and Nigel has all of them covered. For more than 13 years he’s been working on marine electronics, outboards and even trailers. Below you’ll see an example of his

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work — a complete navigation, radar, fishfinding and communications system fitted to Mike Nola’s own Bluefin. With full certification and accreditation, Nigel Tonkin is the man who smart fishermen and boaties are turning to when they want to prepare their boats for the coming season.

Order now on our website or by phone, email or by post Phone 09 439 6933 — Postal address: P.O. Box 474 Dargaville Email info@echopublishing.co.nz  •  www.echopublishing.co.nz

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Baty Thomas Engineering Working closely with Nigel and Mike on the Bluefin were another well respected local business — Baty Thomas Engineering. While some know them for their high-octane West Coast Catz dual-hulled speedsters, Baty Thomas are experts at all kinds of fabrication and repair, with a particular emphasis on marine aluminium. Skill in working with this lightweight and tough metal has made them a byword for maritime design and repairs — for example, the Bluefin’s upper superstructure was designed, built and fitted entirely by the Baty Thomas team. Anglers who want to undertake upgrades to their vessels or even those who wish to commission an entire new craft would be well advised to talk to Baty Thomas in Dargaville — they know the marine industry comprehensively, and they’ve been behind the Kaipara fishing scene since 2002.

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• Repairs and servicing for all kinds of vessels • Your local boating specialist - for a job well done • All makes and models of outboards serviced and installed Nigel Tonkin - Ph/Fax 09 439 6144 • 021 147 7505 Dargaville, Northland • kaiparamarine@slingshot.co.nz

ENGINEERING (2002) LTD • Boating and marine engineering • Aluminium fabrication and repairs • Upgrades to existing boats

Designer and supplier of the strong & reliable

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• For all your Cultivation Requirements • Round Hay/Silage, Pit Silage • Single and Tube Wrapping • Mow, Rake, Bale

SPRING IS HERE! • Round Silage and Pit Silage • Power Harrowing and Air Seeding available BOOK NOW

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Images from Albertland

This landmark commemorative book by Paul Campbell tells the story of the Albertlanders’ arrival and settling of the Kaipara area, and features many of Harold Marsh’s photographs that have been painstakingly restored.

A rare opportunity to purchase a signed, numbered and recorded, collectors’ edition of an outstanding New Zealand publication Order now on our website or by phone, email or by post Phone 09 439 6933 — Postal address: P.O. Box 474 Dargaville Email info@echopublishing.co.nz  •  www.echopublishing.co.nz

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All new from bullbar to towbar by our motoring correspondent There are few sights as iconic in the Kiwi countryside as a big red ATV quad, usually laden down with fencing gear, weed sprayer, the faithful farm dog and the odd bale of hay or two. And there’s a good reason why this stereotype is known to even the most determinedly urban New Zealander — Honda quad bikes work hard and go the distance. That’s why when it came to designing the brand new TRX500, the engineers at Honda had a bold decision to make. It would have been easy to rest on their laurels and tweak small stylistic cues on this popular middle-of-therange farm machine. But Honda thought that this approach would be just a little too easy, and so they began from the ground up, crafting a whole new machine for 2012. That’s no mean feat — retooling their factory to handle a whole new cooling system, chassis, suspension, drivetrain and panels were quite an undertaking. But the jewel in the crown of this back-to-the-drawing-board renaissance of the TRX is a whole new power plant — a 475cc liquid cooled overhead valve single cylinder heart which pumps out ten percent more power and six percent more torque than last year’s model. Considering the 2011 Hondas were never accused of being underpowered, this is a real coup. So is the eminently clever mono-shock

rear suspension, which adjusts better to load requirements and terrain. Ground clearance has been improved, as has every detail down to the seating — the new TRX500 is a more comfortable place to spend a day of riding and working, with a more ergonomic cushioning system to stop aches and pains developing, even after scrambling through gnarly terrain. With so much going on in the engineering department, it’s almost an afterthought to mention that the 2012 TRX500 is a fine looking machine as well — thoroughly facelifted and upgraded to meet the demands of the modern market. All in all, it’s a machine that’s worthy of careful consideration — a new incarnation of the big red quad that’s become a Kiwi farming cornerstone.

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The name that does it all in agriculture by our rural correspondent With the bad weather easing off and a long hot summer predicted by meteorologists, farmers around the Kaipara district are taking the opportunity to tackle traditional spring chores — albeit a little later than usual. Muddy races and tracks need resurfacing, drainage needs to be sorted, fields harrowed and prepared, and that’s before considering any upgrades and additions to infrastructure such as dams, ponds and feed pads, milking sheds or barns. It’s also a time of year when you’ll see fertiliser trucks hard at work guaranteeing a strong crop for the next harvest. All of these tasks require specialised machinery and skills, many of which are either too expensive or high-maintenance for the individual farmer to invest in. Thankfully at this busy time of the year there is one name which covers most aspects of agricultural contracting — and that name is Williamson. With their own quarry and a fleet of trucks, excavators and specialised equipment for a wide range of tasks, the team at Williamson Agriculture find no job too big or small. Whether it’s digging and levelling, bulldozing or bulk haulage, they can offer a competitive price and promise a job well done. Of special consideration in the Kaipara area is their trench digging and drainage capability, providing water table management which can improve productivity on otherwise boggy ground. Williamson Agriculture also work closely with Spreading Northland, suppliers of Ravensdown fertilisers and operators of a modern fleet of GPS guided spreader trucks. The satellite-based navigation systems in Spreading Northland’s trucks make for even coverage and no doubletracking, reducing fertiliser costs while guaranteeing the best yield. Between them, these two local companies have built a reputation in the Kaipara for being able to do just about anything around the farm,

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with all the machinery at their disposal to cut any job down to size. This spring they anticipate an upsurge in demand for dams to combat a possible summer drought, and bigger, more efficient effluent ponds as part of the upcoming district plan. Both of these projects require some heavy gear and experience to be done right

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A dog’s tail . . .

So who ya votin’ for? “Ya know Dog, if I ran tha farm tha way the polys run the country — well at least the way they say they gonna run it if they git elicted, we’d be downa gurgler ina cupla seasons.” Gidday. Me Billy BC back again, an’ I bin watchin’ tha lection campain wiv tha Boss ona widescreen TV ina woolshed. (That’s ’cos ’is girfrind Sharlene wants ta wotch Koro Street while she’s getting’ dinna ready — an’ so dinna doesn’t actually get started, and it ain’t ready til afta tha news.) Anyway, tha Boss is a bit concerned about how much all this lection promisis gonna cost eh? “They already spendin’ munny they havin’t got, like drunken bluddy sailors, eh dog? “Ya see, that Goff bloke reckins he can changa whole ekonimy just by makin’ us save more munny ina Kiwi bank, and then pinch our munny when we sella run-off block, ora lifestyle

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cupla acres down near tha river. Or evin tha farm if I decided ta go fishin’ for me retiremint. “All well an good, cept Goff’s also gunna make the first $5,000 wot I pay tha milkers free of tax. Wen’ ya work it all out, his idea’s gunna cost bloody billions. So where’s it gunna come from?” Well, tha Boss was still goin’ on about all this cost, an it got too komlicated fer me to unnerstand. But then I herd a real nasty bit o’ policy. That Goff gunna raise the penshin age! Now that mite not wurri tha Boss, cos he’s bluddy near ova tha hill, an’ he’ll get a penshin wen he’s 65 in a year or so frum now. But it jus’ so happins that I’m five year old sinse I wuz born ona farm in Hawke’s Bay. (Tha Boss paid a thousand bucks for me — ‘cos he keeps tellin’ me that when I make a misstake ina local dog trials.) Well, whadda bout me? Five years old fer a darn smart eye dog like me, is 35 in humin years, so in anovver few dog years I could getta penshin, eh? But, wot’s tha bet tha Boss will vote bloody National, but stick ta tha Labour penshin age plan where I come inta it? Yep. I can just see it now. There I’ll be ova the bluddy hill — and I means that literally. I’ll be tha equivalint age of 70 ana Boss will be makin’ me pen sheep afta runnin’ them up and down sum dog trial hill somewhere. Where’s that nice Winstin Peters bloke? Sharlene reckin’s he looks out fer us oldies . . . see ya atta polls, not. Billy

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The core of the Nova system is an innovative solar collector which can operate for decades without major maintenance. The power of the sun accomplishes the ‘hard work’ of taking mains temperature water up from about 3 degrees to over 60, with a boost added from a backup source on cloudy or cold days. The majority of the cost of heating water is therefore taken over by the free power of the sun — and it’s surprising just how much energy is trapped, even on cloudy days. The team at Plumbing and Heating are dedicated to bringing the best new technology to the rural business community, and this latest innovation makes sound economic sense before one even considers the great benefits to the environment inherent in solar power. Nova, creators of solar hot water heaters specifically designed for Kiwi farms, have provided a calculator on their website which can help you work out just how much you’ll save. You’ll find that in some instances the small cost of installation is recouped within a very short period of time, leaving you with many years of free solar energy ahead. Visit Plumbing and Heating or go to www.novaenergy.co.nz/dairy-solar-water-heating for more information and a free on-site measure and quote.

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November 2011 Highlights 2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS — 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 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, Green and Maori parties. As New Zealand’s agriculture industry is regarded as one of the best in the world and has achieved and sustained high productivity growth over the recent

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Kaipara Service Directory BATTENSBY Bros. ATS ProPerty Maintenance & rePair

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

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Ph/fax 09 439 8628 Cell 027 455 7750

ENGINEERING (2002) LTD PH/FAX 09 439 7392 MOB 027 414 1250 PUKEKO ST DARGAVILLE 0310 batythomas@xtra.co.nz • All general engineering requirements • Suppliers of Waikato Milking Systems • Lowara Pumps • Hi Tech Effluent Systems

Comber & Seymour ltd

Normanby St, Dargaville Craftsmen, Plumbers, Drainlayers Sheetmetal, AND Roofing Contractors

Phone 09 439 7270 We Service The Kaipara District

CONTRACTING LTD

• Ground Cultivation • Fencing • Fertiliser Spreading • Hay Bales • Mulching & Rotary Slashing • Firewood • Hay and Silage • Silage Bales/Stack

Glenn 021 983 734 Ross 021 983 594 Ph: 09 431 6186 Email: battensbybrothers@xtra.co.nz

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Greg Newman Ph 09 439 0853 Mobile 027 258 9931 Email newman.horne@igrin.co.nz

Landscape Services & Sculpture on Commission

CERTUS Financial Group Stuart Sterling

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

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

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

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Conditions apply

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Carrying on a grand tradition of service When Ray White first opened his business in 1902, it was with little more than a set of firmly held ideals and a dream. From that old railway shed in Crow’s Nest, Australia, those ideals took his company from obscurity to international fame, and his name from that of a talented auctioneer and salesman to a byword for real estate itself. Starting out, Ray White turned his energy and creative spark to many trades — he saw the opportunity in industries as varied as livestock, insurance, land sales, machinery and even the earliest automobiles. The very first Ford sold in the Crow’s Nest region, West Queensland, was sold by Ray White, and his early newspaper adverts show a sense of irreverence and humour which was uncommon in the early days of the 20th century. Ray’s values of honesty, hard work, creativity and fairness saw him develop a reputation as a real estate professional to be trusted – he was respected even by his rivals and competitors, and he gave back to his community, especially looking after his customers when the hard times of the Great Depression came. When he made the move to Brisbane at the age of 46 he had to start all over again, and those same values saw him through as the company grew and his sons took their place at Ray’s side. Today Ray White is one of the largest names in real estate, covering Australasia and parts of South East Asia and dealing in commercial, rural and residential property. From one corrugated iron shed the business has grown to embrace hundreds of local branches, of which Dargaville’s own Jean Johnson Realty is the latest. Jean, Audrey, Lee and the team join the fourth generation of Ray White’s family in offering the highest level of professionalism to buyers and sellers alike — carrying Ray’s vision and values into a new century with pride.

We’re open for Business! With the same personalised service, backed up by the experience and knowledge of Australiasia’s leading real estate family business – RAY WHITE

Jean Johnson Realty Ph 09 439 7575

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Closing date for classified advertising for the 16 November 2011 edition is 10am, Monday 14 November 2011. See our terms and conditions online at www.kaiparalifestyler.co.nz For Sale

For Sale

Nurseries and Plants

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.

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.

QUALITY NATIVE PLANTS available from Babylon Coast Gardens Ltd, wholesale 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.

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.

TRAILER LIGHTS, plugs, couplings and locks. Auto One Dargaville Phone 09 439 8219. TILES, TILES, Tiles. Best range, best prices, best installation. Tiletex Ltd, 66A Victoria Street, Dargaville. Phone 09 439 4455. www.tiletex.co.nz.

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. DARGAVILLE

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AD Focus Carpark, Dargaville Fresh & Local

Eggs Pork Fish Herbs Bacon Fruit & Vegetables Soap Honey Cheese Kumara Crafts Mussels Plants Potatoes Calzone Pizza Preserves Onions Live Music

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House for Rent 3 BEDROOM + study & 1 car garage. New Kitchen & bathroom, river view, quiet street. Long term, Dargaville, $250 per week. Phone Heather 09 627 9170.

Driver Education KAIPARA DRIVING ACADEMY. For all your driver licencing needs. We offer competitive pricing. Contact us for more information. Phone 09 439 5088.

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

Work Wanted

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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 ruawaihomekills@gmail.com Covering the Kaipara and Whangarei Regions

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Phone 0800 466 793

Closing date for classified advertising for the 16 November 2011 edition is 10am, Monday 14 November 2011. See our terms and conditions online at www.kaiparalifestyler.co.nz 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. 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. 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. 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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Public Notices

Muddy Waters Gallery Central Hotel Dargaville Open Tuesday – Sunday 12 noon – 4pm

Public Notices Dargaville Lions

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

Ph 09 439 5973

ROOFING

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CRUISE FROM Dargaville to Helensville and coach back 19th Feb, 4th & 18th March and 15th April $120 per person – book at: Visitor Info Centre, Dargaville 09 439 4975.

Friday 18th November 1:00pm

Grazing Available

Hosted by Kaipara Grey Power

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

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Public Notices

RUAWAI JMB RUGBY WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16TH AT 7PM VENUE: RUAWAI COMMUNITY SPORTS CLUB ALL WELCOME

TOP 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 FANCY A CUPPA WINNERS – Eva and Ranae $52 raised for Dargaville Hospice. The Woodturners Kauri Gallery, Dargaville 09 439 4975. 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!

DARGAVILLE RACES

friday 11th november 2011

Te Kopuru Performing Arts Festival Saturday 19 November, 2011

NINE RACES FIRST RACE APPROX NOON LADIES FASHION IN THE FIELDS SPONSORED BY POLWARTH DESIGN

Non stop entertainment Games, Stalls, Refreshments etc. Fun Family Day Out.

FREEPHONE

0800 270 200

Be early as this event will be held after our 4th race

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Easter 2012 Registration is now open, closes 20th December 2011 Programme & registration forms available online at www.albertland.co.nz or pickup from Albertland Museum (1-3 Daily), Woody’s Winners, Wellsford Sports and Leisure Centre, Wellsford Library or Kodak Express Warkworth

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“Celebrating 150 years” Albertland & Districts Museum Inc Memorial Park, Port Albert Rd, Wellsford

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Roper & Jones 27 Logan Street

30 Logan Street

Iconic Take Aways

3 bdrm. Open Plan living 4 bdrms. Separate lounge Reroofed, replied Good size section Single garage Close to town Large section Vendor keen to sell $169,000 $145,000 Ref 2970 Ref 2937 RACHAeL De VRIeS 021 943 900

85a Jervois Street

36 Tirarau Street

proudly supporting 3

Red hill Road – Dargaville

Now trading as “BIG Dave’s” this business has been in this central location for 70 years approx . Traditional Fish & Chip take away along with wet fish sales. Dine in or takeaway. $65,000 neg Ref B328 MICHeLLe TOMLInSOn 027 339 5937

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75 Jervois Street

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• 3 bedroom home • Open plan Living • 3 bay garage, 2 car & 1 workshop • 5.07 ha - easy contour (12 acres) Sit on the deck & enjoy the rural views. Plenty of room for a few cattle or orchard. PRICe $359,000 Ref HL2011 RACHAeL De VRIeS 021 943 900

We put you first Trounson Park Rd

Katui Road

REDUCED

REDUCED

12 acres(approx)3 bdm home, 4 bdrm, 2 bathroom renovated garage & tunnel house. In a homestead, with new kitchen wonderful valley with views. & bathroom. Tranquil setting. School bus at the gate. $248,000 ono $321,000 Ref HL2008 Ref HL2010 MICHeLLe TOMLInSOn 027 339 5937

42 Montgomery Ave

Due to recent sales Michelle requires new listings… Considered Selling? Call me now for a

2 double bdms, modern kitchen & bathroom, new carpets & curtains. Character with comfort. $219,000 $165,000 Ref 2822 Ref 2822 RACHAeL De VRIeS 021 943 900 Sunny 3 bdrm home, private fully fenced backyard. Internal access, double garage.

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3 Pixie Lane

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Near completion 4 bdm, 2 bathroom home. Separate lounge, combined kitchen, dining, family room, large deck. Double internal garage. $427,000 Ref 2952 RACHAeL De VRIeS 021 943 900

Renovated & redecorated. Beautifully presented 3 bedroom home. New kitchen, wet area bathroom. Double garage, easy care level section. Central location. $215,000 Ref 2987 MICHeLLe TOMLInSOn 027 339 5937

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14 Cranley Street

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Great location & fabulous privacy. Tastefully decorated home, 4 bdms, plus office, pool/rumpus room, 1 bathroom & 2 toilets. Covered deck In-ground Swimming Pool. Large internal access garage & workshop. $330,000 Ref 2992 RACHAeL De VRIeS 021 943 900

State Highway 12 – Aranga

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Proven Results Michelle Tomlinson 027 339 5937 MICHeLLe TOMLInSOn 027 339 5937

Dairy Run Off – Bare Block

Investors /Make over Experts Fancy a project? This 3 bedroom character dwelling, needs attention. Bing your builder. $125,000 neg

100acres in 22 paddocks. Great water supply, fertilised annually, outbuildings, 3 bedroom villa with 2 bathrooms and expansive seaviews.

Back of Ruawai, 121ha, 299 acres, approx 65% effective, rolling contour, dam water and trough. Good set of yards.

$650,000 + gst if any

JILL WILSOn 021 505 712

JOHn POWeLL 021 439 555

$975,000 +gst or going concern Ref HL2003 JOHn POWeLL 021 439 555

09 439 7295

roperandjones.co.nz

110 Victoria Street, Dargaville

Roper & Jones Maungaturoto – Settler’s Home 7 ha Retreat

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FREE MARKET APPRAISAL

8 Depot Road

1893 Paparoa Valley Rd

proudly supporting

Handy Kaiwaka Lifestyle

Licensed under REAA 2008

We put you first Mountain View Road – Maungaturoto

SOLE AGENCY

You can escape from it all by enjoying peace and quiet on this 18 acres with 2 bdm Settler home nestled beside a large pond. Central stream, large native trees, majority in pines. Lots of items included. Make this your lock and leave hideaway! $180,000 Ref 1233 RHODa MORRiSOn 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912

Matakohe 13.5 Ha

Paparoa 4ha Retreat

SOLE AGENCY

SOLE AGENCY

Immaculate & full of character, Private and secluded, anytime outdoor living, quiet, springfed dams, good contour, stunning vista here! motorcross track, big flat building site, barn, grazing, $465,000 some pines & bush. Ref 1227 $169,000 Ref 1214 RHODa MORRiSOn 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912

Ideal investment or retirement 3 brm home on 1009sqm Double basement garage home. 3 bedrooms on a flat North facing deck section. Garage, carport & workshop. Close to the cost & Easy walk to village $235,000 a small township. Ref 1211 $239,000 BeV HaDDReLL 09 431 9017 / 021 708 839

Tana Road

$65,000 BeV HaDDReLL 09 431 9017 / 021 708 839

Pahi - Duplex Lifestyle

SOLE AGENCY

SOLE AGENCY

Modern house and separate cottage on 5.5 ha. You can enjoy having your farmyard animals close by while admiring rural and harbour views. Mix of grass and native bush with stream. 10 mins to Matakohe or Tinopai for the beach. You have great B&B or extended family options here! $415,000 Ref 1221 RHODa MORRiSOn 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912

Wide harbour frontage, variety of building with harbour and rural views. 5brm house needs TLC, but has, been rewired, reblocked & reroofed. Just a few km from SH1 and about 5km from Kaiwaka. $525,000 feLicia DOORnenBaL 021 858 115

5 View Road- Maungaturoto

7.8ha rolling contour with 3 or 4 bedroom shell home. Great rural views. Grazing and bush, become semi self sufficient by growing your own veges and meat. Call today for an inspection. Very affordable at $185,000 Ref:1226 SHeiLa BOOn AH 09 431 6955 / 0274 985 651

Need room? Here it is ! Spread out in this home. 5-6 bedrooms. Lounge by the pool this summer… Exceptional Value $269,000 JiLL WiLSOn 021 505 712

Te Opi – Whakapirau

House plus cottage and large shed on approx. 1.5 acres in two paddocks with stream and patch of native bush. Private outlook. Spacious parking area. Launch your boat 5 mins away. Come and see your options here! $295,000 Ref 1231 RHODa MORRiSOn 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912

141 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

$310,000 Ref 1224 SHeiLa BOOn AH 09 431 6955 / 0274 985 651

Peaceful Location

9770ms section, just off State Highway 12 between Paparoa & Ruawai.

Tinopai Peninsula

3 bedroom re-sited home with huge deck nestled on 1.49ha block. Awesome rural views. Approximately 5 minutes drive to Kaiwaka.

Ex Dairy Unit/Rundown. Great potential if you don’t mind hard work. Disused house, cowshed, loads of sheds. Ideal calf rearing/grazing block. Land area 59.89ha (approx). $675,000 NEG

roperandjones.co.nz

JiLL WiLSOn 021 505 712 or GaRy MORRiS 021 902 087

09 431 1017

Licensed under REAA 2008


Kaipara Lifestyler, November 9 2011  

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