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The survey by the Kaipara Lifestyler covered a representative cross-section of 50 households across the district. It showed that 84% of ratepayers polled are unhappy with their bill and would be paying only to avoid penalty interest. The figure of 16 per cent who said they would withhold rate payment was described as ‘astonishing’ by Mangawhai Residents and Ratepayers chair, Bruce Rogan. “You’d probably expect about one person in a hundred to actually refuse, so this astonishing figure of 16 per cent is a clear sign that the rates increase is not right. Anything over five per cent refusal is hugely significant. And when 84 per cent are ‘upset’ then it shows council got it wrong.” Kaipara Citizen’s and Ratepayers leader, Ron Manderson, is not surprised by the survey, adding, “the numbers withholding payment looks set to increase dramatically if the commissioners do not immediately take action to phase the increases in over a number of years, not exceeding 10 per cent per annum.” He noted  Kaipara Citizens and Ratepayers Association chair, Ron Manderson, suggests a phased rates increase Auckland had a 10 per cent rates rise cap. Kaipara District Council commissioner, John Robertson said, respondents suggested there could be an increase in the “no-one’s ever happy with a rates increase but most recognise rates rebate level. Mr Robertson said in turn that “central government is that it’s important to pay as rates provide for services such charged with setting the rebate level and eligibility criteria as roads and wastewater. “In the past few years, operating costs have been higher and local councils act solely as a processor of applications. “If people are struggling they should contact council’s than rates income resulting in debt — we need to ‘tie down’ expenditure and remember the important principle of not customer services — if we can help in some way we will.” While the current Long Term Plan 2012–2022 sets out a borrowing to pay for day-to-day running costs. “Our goal is to resolve financial and governance issues rates increase of 9.8% for 2013 and 4.5% for the following year, but we would also like to develop a model for the whole of the commissioners aim to reassess the LTP early 2013. “We are unable to do anything about this year’s rates but we New Zealand — a council with great services and a wellwill be reviewing the plan and will be open to the community engaged community.” Many people surveyed commented on a perceived to have their say on any proposed amendments.” “We have heard from those who oppose the rates increase difficulty for elderly people on fixed incomes faced with the increase and Mr Rogan added, “Many people have to but there are also many who are happy for us to get on with make sacrifices elsewhere to pay these rates.” Some survey the job.”

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“I did it in 2010 and I was really successful. I’m looking forward to it this year — I’ve been working hard in the past couple of months to get items together,” says Dargaville artist, Cath Stevens. Organised by the Dargaville library, it will be held at the Dargaville Town Hall and library manager, Paula Guy-Stuve says that artwork could range from $5–$500.  Artist Cath Stevens and her granddaughter Ashlee Bradley at “There will be a wide the Affordable Arts exhibition in 2010 range of art work, everything “It’s a good opportunity for new artists from mosaics to multimedia as well as to establish themselves and network smaller items such as jewellery.” Artists pay $20 to register a stall with those more experienced.” The exhibition will run November 22– and are responsible for setting up and removing their stalls as well as selling 23, 10am–5pm as well as November 24, 10am–1pm and in a recession, Paula their art. Paula attributed the DIY approach to said it was a good opportunity to find the ‘affordable arts’ theme and artists gifts for Christmas. To register contact the Dargaville will bring a plate or a bottle of wine to share on opening night, November 21, Library on 09 439 3150 or email, 5–7.30pm.

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New National Identification system (NAIT) for livestock National Animal Identification and Tracing Limited (NAIT) officials will be attending to inform stock owners of their obligations under the new animal national identification systems that link people, property and livestock. It is important that all stock owners are aware of their obligations under this national identification scheme which is mandatory for all. All stock owners must have a NAIT number prior to sending stock to meat processors, sale yards or private sales. What is involved? Here is your opportunity to find out.

Northland Regional Council Proposed Regional Policy Statement will affect your property rights Officials from the Northland Regional Council will also be attending to give a presentation on the new Proposed NRC Regional Policy Statement, in particular Outstanding Landscapes, Coastal Margins, Outstanding Natural Character and Outstanding Natural Features, that could affect your property rights. It is in your interests to become aware of how your property rights could be affected.

 A seventeen hour jazz jamming session had the feet tapping at the Aratapu Tavern last weekend. “The musicians were surprisingly good and it reminded me of growing up in New Orleans where there’s jazz music on every street corner,” says Baylys Beach resident, Dennis Tool. Musicians from around the country played during the weekend and plan on making it an annual event. Among the performers were artists, Art Cummins on trumpet, John Wilcox on guitar, Julian Russell on piano, Jim Thorne on soprano saxophone, Cliff Pawley on string bass and Hermann Otto on valve.

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Ruawai ‘gent’ to Gold for black belt attend world summit  by Rose Rees-Owen

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Aidan Gent from Ruawai has been selected to attend the One Young World Summit in USA this month and is one of a select group who will be presenting to the summit and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Bill Clinton The meeting draws together the best and brightest young leaders from around the globe to discuss, debate and formulate initiatives that confront the top six issues for the world and are tabled as official agenda items at the G8 and G20 summits. Aidan, who grew up on the family farm in Ruawai is Agricultural Manager at Westpac in Taranaki. “Aidan has shown real leadership and stand-out qualities in his ability to work in a team, his concern about global issues and a passion to make a difference as well as an ability to generate and articulate impactful ideas and a commitment to volunteering,” says communications executive, Luke Parker. He will be among 1,300 delegates attending the summit, all under 30, from 190 countries and is one of 42 selected to present a 6-minute presentation around sustainable development. Having grown up on a dairy farm in Ruawai, Aidan has an interest in sustainable development and says he has ‘a unique viewpoint’ vis-à-vis agriculture. “I strongly believe it must have a commercial framework behind it — a sustainable business leads to a sustainable environment. We are the custodians of the land for future generations but there are economic imperatives within the agricultural sector which need to be met also.” “I’ll be taking the opportunity while on the podium to promote New Zealand agriculture — not bad really for a boy from Ruawai.”

 Aidan Gent who will be attending the One Young World Summit in the USA this month

“Bill Clinton is the key-note speaker and, as one of the 42 presenters, I’ll have the opportunity to meet him.” The four-day event is backed by summit counsellors who will lend inspiration and guidance to the delegates and includes well-known names such as Jamie Oliver, Bob Geldof, Imran Khan, Rahul Gandhi, Jimmy Wales and Joss Stone. Aidan says his aim is to take over his father’s farm but laughs, “with three sisters also in the family I will really have to earn my share.”

Former Dargaville High School student, Shane Tregidga recently competed in the Oceania Karate Championships in Sydney and returned with three medals

He took home the gold for the under 21 and under 75kg category, a bronze for the men’s open category and New Zealand won bronze as a team which Shane was a part of. “It was great — a good competition and New Zealand ended up top of the medals table,” says Shane. His mother, Janine Tregidga describes him as “very focussed and determined” and he was selected to go to the next karate world championships in Paris as part of the New Zealand team but he would rather wait until he is top of  Representing New Zealand at the Oceania Karate his class individually. Championships (from left): Tynika Lafaele-Edwards, “They only select one Shane Tregidga and Cameron Sear person from each weight class and there is one person that high school he received sporting dux I need to beat consistently but I’m two years in a row. hoping my time will come soon,” Janine says he also excels says Shane. academically and is one of the top He has been practicing karate for students in his architecture degree around 10 years and while he was at course at UNITEC in Auckland.



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Settler’s Day success Wind and rain may have curtailed wood chopping events and put billy tea and damper off the menu but The Kauri Museum celebrated its 50th annual Settlers’ Day in fine style last Saturday “The weather might have intervened, but the woodchopping has just been postponed and it will now be held this coming Sunday,” said museum CEO, Bet Nelley. “A high point for the estimated 700 visitors was the cutting of a celebration cake by museum matriarch, Mavis Smith, who turns 102 next month.” The day also saw the official launch of Pioneering Life and the Kauri Tree, which celebrates the 50th birthday of the museum  Centenarian-plus, Mavis Smith, cuts the museum anniversary cake, flanked (left to right) by Jo Healey, and the 150th anniversary Darcy Sterling and Kae Bond, all representing The Kauri of the arrival of the pioneering Museum’s founding families Albertlanders in Northland. “The book is crammed with chapters featuring pioneering farming, both contemporary and archive family life, the church, along with photographs along with 50 recipes from motoring, fishing, Anzac Day, even descendants of the early pioneers,” Ms butter making. Nelley added. Local author, Rae Roadley, who “The project took six months to reviewed the book said, “Just like complete and we’re extremely proud the museum, it provides the right of it.” measure of information, entertainment Also a perpetual diary, it has 12 and amusement. ‘monthly’ chapters and with an un-dated “It’s a fascinating historical record calendar section on each page it can be and I’m sure it will be treasured by those used year after year. that use it as a memorable diary — and January is dedicated to the museum I just couldn’t resist making the divine and the Kauri tree with the remaining date and fig slice!”

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 by Rose Rees-Owen

Wind, rain and treacherous foot paths did nothing last Saturday to slow down six-year-old Joseph Tebbutt from Dargaville in his quest to raise money for Ronald McDonald House

Sport Northland has approved the plan for a centralised multisport hub at Memorial/Rugby Park, Dargaville and will now undergo the process of selecting board members ‘to drive the project forward’

He was born with a long list of health issues including a severe heart condition and abnormal muscle tissue leaving him in a wheel chair and has required specialist treatment at Starship Hospital. Joseph and his family have become regular guests at the Ronald McDonald house and his next operation is open heart bypass surgery. “It has been our second home and a comfortable  The Tebbutt family: Proud mother Erica with her twins, Joseph and Sophia bed to sleep in and a shower at the end of a harrowing day can make He crossed the finish line beaming, a huge difference and this is a way taking one hour and 15 minutes and for Joseph to give back,” says mother, said it was “good” and wasn’t too tough Erica Tebbutt. in the soggy conditions. He decided to undertake a fundraising Joseph raised $1,720.20 and ride - five kilometres in his wheelchair- counting and friend and supporter, down Victoria Street across the bridge, Matthew Keesing also shaved off his onto River Road, back along Normanby impressive beard for the cause. Street and finishing at Marcel Motors “The idea began, the way that most with supporters yelling, “you can do good ideas do, after a couple of beers it Joseph!” at the pub,” he said. “Someone told me “Joseph is as active as most young to shave my beard and I told them I’d do boys. He has aspirations of being in the it for charity, so I got hold of Erica and it Para Olympics and told his swimming turned into this.” teacher that he is going to win gold for To donate visit: www.fundraiseonline. New Zealand one day,” said Erica.

The Dargaville Sports and Recreation Infrastructure Plan proposes that key sports be situated together and would see netball re-located from the high school and may include the tennis club selling land as a contribution. Sport Northland Chief Executive, Brent Eastwood said relevant sport and recreation groups had been consulted and feedback has been, “very encouraging and supportive.” He says the next stage is appointing a board and this process will begin in late October. “Two board members will be elected from sports and recreation groups and five will be appointed for their skill

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“It’s great to see these treasures coming home and see that the sentimental value of these items are not lost,” says former commanding officer and now honorary colonel, Grant Ellis. First inscribed in 1934 to G.J. Hitchcock, it was named after former New Zealand prime minister, Kaipara MP, and First World War soldier, Joseph Gordon Coates. “The cup has connections to Dargaville and Harding Park as Margaret Harding was parliamentary secretary to Coates and it’s my pleasure to give back a piece of


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 As part of the Dargaville Library free school holiday programme, children created ‘creepy’ hats and ‘scary’ spiders for Halloween. Children from around the district turned up as well as Ann and Phil Trappit’s grandchildren, Ella and Georgia Bullot travelling all the way from Kati-Kati. Kipi Sarich who works for the customer services team at the Kaipara District Council said it was a good turn out and materials were donated by the community and supplemented by the library budget.


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New season, new style for summer Labour Weekend is here — the unofficial start of the summer season for all those bbqs, parties, and even weddings which the warm weather inevitably brings. With so much to do and so much to enjoy in the coming season it’s time to revitalise your wardrobe now, creating new combinations and ensembles for both formal and casual gatherings What’s hot this summer? Bianca from Kaiwaka’s famous Buy the Way boutique has the scoop on this season’s fashion trends, as well as a unique philosophy of fashion which ensures that each of her customers goes home looking simply fabulous. Because while nuances of design, colour and pattern may change, the most important aspect of fashion is looking and feeling good — choosing items which work for you, not simply out of a catalogue. Bianca prefers this personal approach to fashion, helping her customers design outfits and whole wardrobes which are individual and full of personality. By

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 Bianca from Buy The Way anticipates a hot summer of fashion styles for 2012

combining the elements of body shape, colouring, and lifestyle she can help match the right clothes to any occasion to make anyone look their best, and of course by using this approach it’s possible to enjoy a stunning look on an affordable budget. This summer bright colours are in, with coral shades in hues such as purple and turquoise. Light, casual and classic 60’s style shift dresses have been given a modern twist for the 2012 season,

63 Victoria Street Phone: 09 439 8647

Open Mon–Fri 7–5.30pm Sat 8–1pm

as have shorts — now available from both Eaton and Vassalli. Expect to see light, bright layers and bursts of colour accented by lightweight scarves ( a must have accessory this summer), and a move toward more casual, fun styles even for semi-formal gatherings this summer. Even for that classic institution, the summer wedding, folks are moving away from ensembles which can only be worn once, choosing mix-and-match styles which can be dressed up or down with the tasteful addition of hats, bags, jewelry and accessories. On the topic of hats, the royal wedding and the coming racing season mean that

fascinators are hot right now — Buy the Way have secured a range from one of the world’s top milliners, who prepares creations for Ascot and the Melbourne Cup. Hats are back as an accessory in their own right, as well as a practical way to stay sun smart!


2ND SECTION — DAIRY AND FARMING with floats representing the theme including an old restored tractor, and the Kaipara Hunt.

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4TH SECTION — FUN BITS Rugby Club leading, with Roping Club, Tennis, Motorbikes, Racing Car, Horse and Cart and Vintage Cars.

DARGAVILLE KAYAKS 09 439 7259 or 021 439 218 123 Victoria St Dargaville (in the BP workshop)

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34 Teacher’s $ Whiskey 1L 33 Woodstock $ 18pk 5% Bottles 31 Brandy 1L

Empire Liquor Centre Wines & Spirits

Fresh Chicken Nibbles $8.99/kg 3kg Pork Bones for $15

Standard features include: Rotisserie unit, utensil hooks, cooking/ warming rack, vitreous enamel cookware, UV resistant cover, castor wheels and stainless steel temperature gauge. Optional Cast Iron Deep Dish available.

1ST SECTION — SETTLERS including Battensbys Bullock Team (of Hobbit fame), Kauri Museum, a Kaipara Punt, and a Highland Pipe Band leading.



The ultimate summer BBQ complete with rotisserie


The 30+ entries in the Parade will show different aspects of life in the district from early settlement 150 years ago to the present day, presenting a spectacle not to be missed.


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Saturday October 20th (Labour Weekend)

3RD SECTION — COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS such as Primary School, Playcentre, Coastguard, local Churches, Fire Brigade, Lions, Ambulance, with Sea Scouts leading this section.



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Living ‘tiles’ to tackle erosion Steep banks and roadside cuttings often have erosion problems — washouts caused by unbound soil with nothing to hold it together succumbing to rain and wind. Clay banks can even be affected in this way by good weather as the sun dries and cracks the soil. At the worst end of the scale, these problems can be a landslide waiting to happen Planting vegetation is the accepted method of preventing erosion, as the roots of plants form a dense web beneath the ground, holding soil in place. But on some surfaces digging to plant trees and shrubs can add to the problem, and in very badly affected areas seedlings can be washed away in the next storm. Ian Fox of Alter-Natives Nursery and Landscaping has hit upon a novel idea to tackle this issue — an erosion control and revegetation system he calls ‘plant tiles’. These are very different from your bathroom ceramics — each plant tile is a living thing, a row of pre-grown plants encased in plastic textile. The roots of the plants grow through the textile and form a dense, binding web. By installing plant tiles of such species as New Zealand Flax in contouring lines down a slope, erosion can be held in check effectively — even the erosion of fine particles. And as plant tiles are

already robust and supported by durable textile when they are installed, there’s no chance of them washing away. It’s another great Northland innovation caring for our environment.


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OCTOBER 16 - 2012



Keeping rural bikes and quads rolling this spring  by Our Motoring Correspondent

Dargaville local Carl Adnitt has always been adept at fixing engines — the qualified mechanic and skilled motorbike and quad repair specialist has garnered quite a reputation throughout the Kaipara for his ability to keep ATVs, farm bikes and offroad bikes running at peak performance. Recently he struck out on his own, with the aim of becoming his own boss and building a thriving repair business, and the results have been excellent. Operating from spacious premises near Aratapu, Carl and his able assistant Bart Huihui take care of machines from farming quads to kids motorbikes to offroad bikes and more. Now CA Motorcycles is expanding in a new direction, with imports coming in from the USA to meet demand in the local market. Carl has been able to source near-new quad bikes from America which are the perfect fit for local farmers here in New Zealand, both in functionality and price. It’s a better option than buying second hand from online auction sites, as the machines Carl selects are hand-picked

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for quality, coming from big name brands and 06 Daihatsu Sirion 62,432km $7,995 often with warranty 06 Toyota Vitz 62,391km $8,995 options available. They 05 Honda Fit 51,595km $7,995 have been bought largely by ‘weekend hunters’ 04 Mitsubishi Colt 79,447km $6,995 or hobbyists in the US, 04 Honda Odyssey 122,012km $11,995 who may only clock up 03 Toyota Prius 98,472km $8,995 as many miles in their 01 Hyundai XG300 97,541km $4,995 whole ownership tenure as a Kiwi farmer will do 00 Saab 93 77,835km $4,995 in a week! 00 Alfa Romeo 156 109,267km $6,995 Right now Carl has 99 Ford Festiva 163,674km $2,995 two 420cc quads on site  Bart and Carl tackle another repair project for a farming customer 98 Subaru Forrester 86,871km $3,995 which fit this description 97 Ford Explorer 202,534km $3,995 perfectly — they’re ready to go to their by season, or if you want maximum performance out of your offroad bike, CA new life on a Kaipara farm and tackle Ph 09 439 8488 • HVS LMVD the tough conditions for which they were Motorcycles are the team to talk to. And 19 Beach Road, dargaville built. And anyone who takes possession if you’re in the market for a second hand of any of CA Motorcycles’ imports has ATV or quad, consider talking to Carl first the peace of mind of knowing that one — you may be able to secure a nearof the region’s top workshops stand new import machine at a considerable behind their purchase with full support. saving, both in dollar value and in peace Carl only imports machines which have of mind. a full range of parts available in the New Zealand market. If you’re a farmer who needs his Low Ks – Immaculate Condition – Genuine brands bikes and quads to work hard, season

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PRE-OWNED QUAD BIKES – EX USA Honda TRX420s currently in stock, and other stock arriving soon!


• Boating and marine engineering • Aluminium fabrication and repairs • Upgrades to existing boats

Designer and supplier of the strong & reliable (09) 439 0170

The Blue Building


Pukeko St, Dargaville Ph 09 439 7392

Servicing • Repairs • Rebuilds • Tyres

WORN TYRES… the Biggest threat to your family’s motoring safety

A visit to Gas & Tyre Services guarantees you a safer summer! Gas & Tyre 0800 788 288 SER V ICES

148 Victoria St Dargaville



OCTOBER 16 - 2012




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NORTHLAND TOYOTA STAR PERFORMERS:The advertised vehicles are based on Hilux 3.0L Diesel/Turbo SR5 4WD Double Cab manual, Highlander 3.5L 4WD Limited, Rav 4 2.4L Auto 4WD Limited,Yaris 1.3L YR 5 Door Auto Hatch, Corolla Station Wagon 1.5L Manual. All exclude On Road Costs. Subject to stock availability and purchased and delivered prior to 31st December 2012. For full Terms and Conditions visit *5 STAR OFFER: Service Plan is for five year or 75,000km (whichever comes first) scheduled servicing, five free WOF checks, five year or 150,000km (whichever comes first) Bumper to Bumper Platinum Warranty, five year AA roadside assist and $500.00 off the normal price of Toyota Vehicle Insurance, subject to the vehicle being financed with Toyota Financial Services Ltd - terms and conditions apply. ** WEEKLY FIGURES: Weekly figures based on a competitive interest rate, 20% deposit, 60 month term and includes booking fee. Brand new vehicles exclude on road costs. Lending and credit criteria apply. Flexible deposit & terms by negotiation.

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5 Door, Auto, Pre-registered, 5 Yr Free WEEKLY $132.39 Servicing,5 Yr Warranty, 5 Yr Free WOF’s & More

1.3L, Demonstrator, 1100kms, Auto, Alloys, Spoiler & Side Skirts, Bluetooth, Airbags & More

1993 93 Toyota Hilux

2009 Toyota Yaris Sedan

4 Runner, “NZ New”, 2.8L Diesel, 5spd, 4WD, Alloys, ys Bullbar & More

2009 Toyota Previa

$16,990 WEEKLY $105.29

$34,990 ORIGINALLY $35,990

2.4L, NZ New, 8 Seater, 3yrs WEEKLY $220.43 Warranty, 3yrs AA, 3yrs Free WOFs

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2010 Toyota Highlander 7 Seater 4WD, NZ New, Towbar, Bluetooth, Roof Racks, Alloys & More




2012 Toyota Corolla Wagon


1996 96 Toyota Hilux Surf SSR-G


WEEKLY $141.65

Delivery Kms, 5spd, Air Con, Multiple Air Bags & More

WEEKLY $147.71

3.0L, Turbo Diesel, 5spd Manual, WEEKLY $87.11 Sunroof, Alloys, Towbar, Airbags & More


2004 04 Toyota To Hilux D/Cab SR5


2009 09 Toyota Rav-4 Ltd

WEEKLY $111.35

$39,990 ORIGINALLY $42,990 WEEKLY $244.67

3.0L Turbo Diesel, Airbags, ABS, Tow Bar. WEEKLY $171.95 Great example of this sought after model

2.4L, AWD, Tow Bar, Climate Air, Bluetooth, NZ New & More

2011 Toyota Prado VX

2008 08 Toyota Landcruiser 200


3.0L Diesel, Auto, 4WD, 7 Seater, WEEKLY $442.71 Tow Bar, Low Kms, Leather

4.5L, V8 Diesel, Auto, 4WD, NZ New, Reverse Camera

$28,990 WEEKLY $178.01

$77,990 WEEKLY $472.87

USED: *Figures based on 25% deposit. 36 months classic finance, subject to Toyota Financial Services credit criteria. Payments include establishment fee of $350.

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OCTOBER 16 - 2012



Helping get northlanders out on the water Boating is in the blood for many of our locals — the Kaipara was founded by sailors and adventurers who loved the sea These days you’re more likely to see launches and pleasure craft out on the waves than three-masted ships of the line, but a fine tradition of maritime service still exists in Dargaville, under the banner of the locally owned and operated Northland Boating Centre. They are truly a one stop shop, covering everything from bow to stern in a single location, whether you want a new vessel or you’re repairing or refurbishing an existing boat. Murray Rowe is at the helm of this successful boating business — one which has served the boaties of the Kaipara and beyond for over 23 years. Over that time they’ve built up a reputation for skilled workmanship, honest prices and a huge range of nautical equipment to suit every vessel. On board with Murray are two highly skilled Yamaha accredited and qualified technicians, Robert and Wes, who know modern outboards back to front. With the latest in diagnostic tools (including a recently installed boat dyno, much like the dynamometers used to tune race

“Murray and the team are known for making it easy for boaties”

 From left: Robert, Murray and Wes use computer diagnostic tools to tune an outboard motor on their dyno

cars) they can keep your boat’s engines humming through a busy season of fishing and sailing. In fact, Yamaha have recently ranked the Northland Boating Centre as one of the top in New Zealand for sales and service — the best in the North by a mile! They remain Kaipara’s only Yamaha approved marine workshop and sales centre.

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But the Northland Boating Centre goes beyond simply stocking and selling big names like Yamaha, Extreme, Rayglass and Fryan boats. You’ll find fishing bait and tackle, marine electronics and safety equipment, kayaks and even boat trailer components by Trojan to complete the package. It’s all part of Murray’s philosophy of fitting the right boat (and the right equipment) to each customer. He’ll even match any price on the same marine accessories — just bring in your catalogue! Murray and the team are known for making it easy for boaties, picking up boats for servicing or repairs, arranging the installation of electronics and of course by servicing all makes and models of motor to an impeccable standard. If you’re keen to get out on the water this summer, visit the Northland Boating Centre first to have a chat with Murray — his wealth of experience and knowledge will help make it a season to remember.

New Ford Vehicles for Immediate Delivery NEW RangeR XL 4WD, crewcab, painted metropolitan grey, auto, voice command with bluetooth, running boards, towbar, tuffdeck �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������$56,425 + ORC NEW TeRRITORY RWD, 7 seater, 4�0L petrol, painted havana, 6 speed auto, bluetooth, ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� gRab a deal $43,990 + ORC NEW FalCOn G6E, top of the line, painted chill, leather trim, reverse camera, �������gRab a deal $48,990 + ORC NEW MOndeO 2�0TD Zetec, auto, painted luner sky, very fuel efficient, bluetooth with voice control������������������� POa NEW FIesTa 1�6 Zetec, auto, painted aurora blue, alloy 16” wheels, bluetooth with voice control���� $25,860 + ORC NEW FIesTa 1�6, manual, painted true red, bluetooth with voice control, alloy wheels, mudflaps, pin stripes��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� sPeCIal $22,823 + ORC

Pre-loved Cars 12 Kuga TITanIuM 2�5 turbo, leather trim, high specs, painted panther black with delivery km’s only ������������������������������������������������������������������������$44,398 InCludes ORC 11 FalCOn FG XT, painted edge, pre-registered, delivery kms only �������������������������������������������������������������������������$36,990 11 MOndeO 2�0 TD Zetec, auto, low kms, driven by co-director ����������������������������������������������������������ReduCed $32,990 11 MOndeO 2�0 TD Zetec, auto, 9,400km, painted morello red, safety plus economy ��������������������������������������� $33,990 11 MOndeO 2�3 auto liftback – only 21,700km, driven by Ford executive, huge savings ��������������������������������������$27,990 10 FOCus 2�0 auto, choice of colours, from 36,141km ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������$19,990 10 FalCOn FG XR6, 1 owner, only 22,000km� Immaculate, towbar, monsoons etc ��������������������������������������������$34,990 10 TeRRITORY Ghia AWD, Black, Leather, High Specs, 1 owner��� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������$29,990 09 FOCus 2�0 Auto, Always popular, painted Silver, 75,800km�� �����������������������������������������������������������������������������$16,990 07 TeRRITORY TX AWD, 2 owners, high kms but great order, tow bar, reverse camera etc �������� ReduCed $19,990 07 MOndeO 2�0 Manual, 52,000km, 1 owner, immaculate ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������$16,990 07 FalCOn BF11 XT, 1 owner, only 25,000km, reverse camera, painted ego ���������������������������������������������������������$20,990 06 bF FalCOn XR6, 2 owners, 141,000km, 6 speed auto, mercury silver �����������������������������������������ReduCed $13,990 05 TeRRITORY TX AWD, 7 seater, tow bar, 137,000km, painted offshore blue ������������������������������� ReduCed $17,990 05 MOndeO 3�0ST, 6 speed manual� 155,000km, performance plus ������������������������������������������������ReduCed $12,990 04 FalCOn BA XR6, red, auto, 162,870km, real nice looker���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������$12,990 03 FalCOn BA XR6, only 120,000km by 2 owners, nice in Narooma Blue �������������������������������������������������������������$12,990 03 FaIRMOnT BA Ghia, leather trim etc��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� CheaP as $9,990 03 FOCus 2�0 Zetec, manual, 94,000km, looks and drives great ������������������������������������������������������ ReduCed $10,500 02 nIssan bluebIRd 1�5, auto, only 52,500km, very tidy�������������������������������������������������������������������ReduCed $7,990 99 FaIRMOnT AU Ghia V8 these are hard to find! ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $8,490 99 laseR 1�8 GLXi, manual, 5 door hatch, 2 local owners, drives great ������������������������������������������������������������������� $6,490 99 nIssan WIngROad G, silver, manual, 193,123km �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������$4,990 98 MaZda CaPella 2�5 wagon, auto, alloy wheels, CD stacker, nice condition ���������������������������� ReduCed $3,990 97 MOndeO 2�0GLX auto liftback, well above average ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������$4,990

Light Commercials 08 RangeR XL 4WD supercab, flatdeck, towbar, only 45,130km, 1 owner ����������������������������������������������������������� $33,990 07 RangeR XL 4WD supercab, flatdeck, only 87,000km� Very hard to find� ��������������������������������������������������������$30,990 06 COuRIeR 4/2 singlecab flatdeck, 1 owner, 84,000km, mag wheels, nudge bar ���������������������������������������������$14,990 04 nIssan navaRa 3�0TD venturer, 4x4, crew cab, 1 owner ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������$18,990 03 COuRIeR XL 4/4 crewcab, only 158,000km, service history� These are hard to find�� ������������������������������������$16,490 00 COuRIeR XL 4x2, 2�6L petrol, crew cab, tuffdeck, well above average ��������������������������������������������������������������$11,990

Ring us today. Finance subject to credit approval.



Centre 2010 Ltd

Dargaville Ford

54 Normanby Street DARGAVILLE P 09 439 7315 F 09 439 5961


09 439 7771 OR 0800 339 726

Lindsay A/H 09 439 7152 or 027 499 1516 Anthony A/H 09 432 8968 or 027 439 7015

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OCTOBER 16 - 2012


CHICKEN FERTILISER & LIME A natural, cost effective all year round N.P.K fertiliser for pasture, maize crops, market gardens & small blocks. We supply, cart & spread. Also: • Lime • Wood shavings • Metal • Sand

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

Phone: 021 724 327 (Neil) or 021 270 6828 (Bruce)


Covering the Kaipara! Cell 0274 557 750

Office: 09 299 64 86


Mike Collins

phone: 09

021 22 33 470

8 Portland Street Dargaville

Floor Sanding Locally owned and operated • Prepwork • Concrete grinding

Phone 027 439 7565 or 439 7564

Phone / Fax: 09 439 7172 E:




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

Quality workmanship guaranteed

PHONE 09 439 7099

Hokianga Rd, Dargaville • Email

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

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

09 439 0751



09 439 6306

227 Rodney Street, Wellsford 0940

Proudly Servicing Dargaville

Kim’s Hair at Baylys

4 Ocean View Terrace .................... 09 439 6754

DARGAVILLE A Natural Approach

32 Victoria Street .......................... 09 439 0646

AD Focus

Cnr Totara Street ........................... 09 439 8824

Adams Trimmer Nauman Ltd

97 Victoria Street .......................... 09 439 8897

Ahlayz Restaurant & Fresh Fish

95 Victoria Street .......................... 09 439 8212

ATS Property Maintenance

Mobile Service ............................ 027 455 7750 B R Vincent Ltd 52 Beach Road ............................. 09 439 6395

Phone: (09) 423 9060 Fax: (09) 423 9061

3 Parore St, Dargaville • PH 09 439 8881

Kaipara Flooring Company • Carpet & vinyl • Residential & commercial • Floor preparation • Top quality installations • Measure & quote • Mobile service Phone 09 946 9886 | Mobile 021 515 415 32 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto




28 Years’ Experience All types of Agricultural Spraying Undertaken PHONE 09 432 0181 a/h MOBILE 027 474 3436


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

Davison Electrical Contractors

Plumbing & Heating Centre Ltd

Maungaturoto Auto Centre

Elfhood Naturals (Thyme For You)

Randall Architecture Ltd

Maungaturoto Butchery

Health Options

Ray White Jean Johnson Realty

Ray White

Horacane Roofing Ltd

Roy’s V8 Shop

15 Hokianga Road......................... 09 439 7184 138 Victoria Street ........................ 09 439 5697 116 Victoria Street ........................ 09 439 4379 Servicing the Kaipara District ...............021 0828 5868

Jo’s Home Cookery

138 Victoria Street ........................ 09 439 5435

Kaipara Lifestyler

107 River Road ............................. 09 439 6933

Lyndsey Bargh Physiotherapy

18 Huia Crescent .......................... 09 439 1656

McCoy & Thomas Sports Hunting & Fishing NZ

92 Victoria Street .......................... 09 439 8520

McKay’s 100% Electrical

87 Victoria Street .......................... 09 439 8305

BNZ Bank

Newman Engineering (2004) Ltd

69 Victoria Street .......................... 09 439 3171

14-16 Beach Road ........................ 09 439 5065

Dargaville Salvation Army Family Store

Computer Worx

42a Normanby Street .................... 09 439 6802

122 Victoria Street ........................ 09 439 4405

Dargaville Sewing & Curtain Centre

Parkview Motel

59 Normanby Street ...................... 09 439 8540



For medical appointments and shopping trips


Pick Up & Delivery Service Available


PassEnger Service

*On selected items.

We Service The Kaipara District

Phone Lyn

round A &

Gold Card Directory*

PHONE 09 439 7270

Conditions apply

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


Greg Brownie

• Floor restoration • New floors sanded and coated

439 6880

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


relax revise renew • Engagement Portraits • Weddings • Family Portraits


36 Carrington Street ...................... 09 439 8339

102 Jervois Street......................... 09 439 6124 25 Clyde Street ............................. 09 439 0099 6 Pouto Street .............................. 09 439 7575 9 Liverpool Street.......................... 09 439 5813

1014 State Highway 12 ................. 09 431 8288 158 Hurndall Street....................... 09 431 8061 148 Hurndall Street....................... 09 431 8820


Shaolin Kempo

Carters Mangawhai

The Meat Co.

Ray White

River Road .................................... 09 439 6226 63 Victoria Street .......................... 09 439 8647

Waldens Shoes

115 Victoria Street ........................ 09 439 8227

Window & Door Services Ltd

32 Gladstone Street ...................... 09 439 6458

KAIWAKA Kaiwaka Cheese Shop State Highway 1 ............................ 09 431 2195


Moir Street ................................... 09 431 4060 234 Molesworth Drive ................... 09 431 4964

WARKWORTH Bogue Real Estate

14 Queen Street ........................... 09 425 7959

WELLSFORD New Dimensions Hair Studio

161 Rodney Street ........................ 09 423 8096

Peppers Café

171 Rodney Street ........................ 09 423 7549


Teens & Tweens

Kaipara Flooring

Wright Design

154 Hurndall Street....................... 09 431 9199 32 Hurndall Street......................... 09 946 9886

173 Rodney Street ........................ 09 423 8569 72 Spindler Road .......................... 09 423 8092


OCTOBER 16 - 2012


Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 09 439 6933

Closing date for classified advertising for the 23 October 2012 edition is 10am, Monday 22 October 2012. See our terms and conditions online at For Sale

Garage Sale

Nurseries & Plants

Public Notices

½ PRICE Beds — Beds & More 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.

CARBOOT SALE Saturday 27th October. Sites available. AD Focus carpark. Phone Debra 09 439 8824 or 021 549 427.

FRUIT & FARM Trees, Grown in the North for the North. Adams Nurseries, Connell Rd, Waipu, Phone 09 432 0121.

ARATAPU TAVERN & Hotel - this Friday 19th October Northern Wairoa C&W Club performs. Delicious, affordable meals available 439 5923.

½ PRICE Beds — Beds & More 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.

FOR PROFESSIONAL Insurance advice, Contact Adam Trimmer Nauman Ltd. 97 Victoria Street Dargaville, Phone 09 439 8897.

½ PRICE Beds — Beds & More 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. ALL MOTOR HOME & CARAVAN REPAIRS & UPGRADES. Solar panels, extra batteries, fridges, ovens, toilets, LED lighting & plumbing needs. Ph: 09 439 3089.

Work Wanted


LYNDSEY BARGH Physiotherapists. Dargaville Monday to Friday. Maungaturoto Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Ruawai Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Phone 09 439 1656 for appointment.

Dargaville Bobcat Services

BRAKE PADS, large range in store, well priced. Auto One, Dargaville 09 439 8219. CALL ANNE at Dargaville Ford on 09 439 7315 to book in for your vehicle’s next WOF, Service or Repair.

DRIVE BELTS, for cars and light commercials. Auto One Dargaville 09 439 8219. END OF Roll Specials. Vinyl and Carpet — Great range and Savings. Munn’s Flooring Xtra, 50 Normanby Street, Dargaville. Tel: 09 439 8868. FILTERS — Oil, air and fuel filters. Good prices. Auto One Dargaville 09 439 8219. FOR SALE 2nd hand motorcycle. 2005 Honda CRF230. Top end rebuild & new clutch. $3,895.00 Incl GST. View at Randells Suzuki. Ph 09 439 6952. GOOD RANGE of Secondhand & reconditioned ride-on’s and push mowers. Godfreys Chainsaws & Mowers, 3 Parore Street Dargaville. Tel: 09 439 8881. HOT PROPERTY First National. Renovated 1940’s 4 bedrooms with child friendly backyard. $189,000 contact Michelle licenced real estate agent REAA2008 027 339 5937. IF YOU are having trouble getting a part for your car call in and see John at Dargaville Ford. Ph 09 439 7315.



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

TILES TILES TILES Up to 30% off selected tiles Conditions apply  0800 326 123 Plumbing and Heating Centre 102 Jervois Street, Dargaville



Classified Advertising Call

09 439 6933

Property Maintenance ATS PROPERTY Maintenance & Repair. Fences & Repairs • Kitchen/Bathroom Fitouts • Waterblasting• Flooring Repairs • Decks • Windows & Latches • Plus much more. 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. SEMI-RETIRED, GARDEN maintenance, painting, small carpentry work, house hand wash, paint-stripping back to wood windows etc. Long experience, available now, good rate. Phone Robert 027 423 1166. WATER TANK Vacuum clean, Full tank OK, Waste no more than 1000 litres. $250.00 for up to 25,000 litre tank. Also full pump out and scrub and leaks fixed. Phone Wals 09 437 3936 or 021 932 225.

SAND BLASTING Rust never sleeps.

ANTHONY WEST has joined the Dargaville Ford sales team. He will help you with your next vehicle purchase. Ph 09 439 7315.

CARPET, SHORT ends $89p/m +gst, 2m wide vinyl from $39p/m +gst. Call Christine at Kaipara Flooring 09 946 9886 or 021 515 415.

Got2Go Got2Go Plants

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

Ph Bernie 09 439 6785

Blast, prime, topcoat for structural steel, barns, cowsheds, tanks, machinery, chassis, swimming pools. Western Blast ‘n’ Paint.

PHONE 09 439 6330




Re veg 50¢ each End of line 50% OFF 55 West Coast Rd Te Kopuru

Open 9–4pm

Sat, Sun & Mon

09 439 5556

Plumbing and Heating Centre 102 Jervois Street, Dargaville

To Let

Sales Representative Due to expansion NorthSouth Multi Media is looking for an enthusiastic sales rep to join the team. Your role will involve introducing businesses to the benefits of advertising in our publications.

You will be able to build lasting relationships.

Sunday 21st October, 9-1pm Café, BBQ, Live Music, Beer & Wine Tent, Stalls / Car Boot Sites available

11.30am Lolly Scramble P 027 458 6144 E


Bar & Cafe at TokaToka Tavern


Come and Celebrate Phone

09 439 2107




at the Community Sports Club. 5th November at 7.30pm.

Situations Vacant EXPERIENCED MILKER required to milk 170 cows North of Dargaville. Accommodation available. Referees required. For more information contact 09 439 7188.


 0800 326 123

Traditional Manuka wood smoked Bacon, Ham & Salami

3 BDRM house & rumpus room. Ruawai country $180pw. Phone Paul 09 439 2577.

WINE & CHEESE Cruise aboard Daisy $20 p/head, includes 1st drink. Friday 19th & 26th October, 5:30 –7pm. Leave from the Boating Club. Bar available, No BYO. Ph: Sue Taylor 09 439 4975 email: kauriinfo@ WEATHER PERMITTING.

Entertainment — Crywolf Sat 20th October, 8pm. FREE ENTRY.


All Beef aged Salami ~ Bacon ~ Ham ~ Sausages Hamburger Patties

Phone 09 439 2020 • Cell 021 401 934 Information Packs Available Covering the Kaipara and Whangarei Regions

SOUTHERN RUGBY Football Club invites applications for a Senior Rugby Team Coach — 2013 season. Interests, please apply in writing to Club Secretary Carol Kerr – PO Box 94, Te Kopuru 0341. Applications close with secretary on Friday 26th October 2012, 5.00pm.

Public Notices

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

Over 25 years experience For prompt & professional service contact Wayne or Annette

the public. Native and coastal tolerant plants are available from Babylon Coast Gardens Ltd. Make the most of the spring planting season and purchase in bulk. Great discounts for purchases of 50 plants or more. Delivery service available. Open Saturdays 10am to 4pm. Located at 1246 Babylon Coast Road, Dargaville. Enquiries welcome. PHONE 09 439 4223

FREE & CONFIDENTIAL NW Family Budgeting Service. Advice & complete money management if required. Call at 5 Portland Street or Phone 09 439 8592.

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

Ruawai Homekills




Thursdays 2.00-5.30pm AD Focus Carpark, Dargaville Fresh & Local

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF TRUSTEES The Annual General Meeting of the Trust will be held in the Matakohe Community Hall on Wednesday 7th November 2012 at 2pm AGENDA 1 To receive the Annual Accounts of the Trust 2 To receive the Annual Report of the activities of the Board 3 The election of Trustees for which elections are required to be held CALL FOR NOMINATIONS OF TRUSTEES At the Annual General Meeting the election of Trustees to represent the Ridings as specified below will be held in accordance with the Constitution of the Trust for the rotation of Trustees Election of Trustees to represent the following Ridings: Paparoa One Trustee Matakohe One Trustee Mangawhai/Kaiwaka One Trustee Maungaturoto One Trustee

Present Trustees required to retire from that position but eligible for re election: Graham Taylor Derek Hope Douglas Donaldson Noel Radd RIVERSIDE DARGAVILLE


1 Nominations must be received by the Secretary/Administration Manager of the Board no later than 5pm on 31st October 2012. Nomination forms are available at The Kauri Museum 2 A person can only be nominated as Trustee to represent a Riding in which that person is a resident. 3 The Nominator and Seconder must be residents of the particular Riding the Nominee is to represent

All Welcome

Enquiries to: Colleen Glass Administration Manager Phone: 09 431 7417

You will have great communication skills.

Listen to

You can work in a team environment.

Callum’s Community Breakfast

You can demonstrate a go-getter attitude. If this is you come join the team

“For News, Views and Interviews”

Please send your CV to: NorthSouth Multi Media, PO Box 474, Dargaville Ph 09 439 6933

Weekdays 6am till 10am Community Flavour and Variety


Looking after your community in so many ways!

09 439 3003



OCTOBER 16 - 2012

Agents for

Roper & Jones 9 Moana Road,tinopai

58 Montgomery ave

51 Hokianga Road

36 Plunket street

50 Baylys Beach Road

We put you first 15 Ocean Close

Mahuta Road




Pouto Road


• 3 Bedrooms 3 bedroom home in a good • 2 bathrooms street. Modern kitchen • Double garage & new carpets. Excellent • Short walk to the beach indoor/outdoor flow. Close ReF 3050 to senior schools. $260,000 ReF 3060 $180,000 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

• Beautifully renovated • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Large Rumpus

Great rental, excellent return. 3 bedrooms. Handy to senior schools.

ReF 3112 ReF 3122 $298,000 $169,000 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

29 Phoenix Place

58 Parore street

Often Admired - Beautifully • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms restored. Kauri Villa on 2.28ha • Open plan living (approx). Supreme living 4 • 180deg views bdrms, 2 bathrooms, 4 toilets. • Downstairs a rumpus & Fenced pool & spa on deck. a double garage. ReF HL2039 $496,000 ReF 3121 $695,000 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

amazing Views Pouto Rd

Kaihu Wood Road

12ha coastal lifestyle. 2bdrm Classic brick home on 2 levels relocated Home. Renovated with river views. 5 bdrms & 3 & spacious. Implement shed. bathrooms on 1 acre (approx). Fenced to 9 paddocks. ReF HL2044 ReF 3125 $479,000 $298,000 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

scotty’s Camp Road

nEW Listing

Near new, light & airy, 4 bedroom home, master with ensuite. Two spacious living areas. In a quiet cul de sac. Fully fenced yard with a lovely BBQ area. Handy to all amenities. ReF 3123 $450,000 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900


64 Matakohe East Rd



fiRst tiME On MaRKEt

332 neems Road, Matakohe




Harbour & rural views on 3 bedroom home on 10 10.8acres(approx). Storage acres. Rewired & new shed plus good fencing. septic tank. Beach & lakes Currently grazing horses. 15 mins drive away. All ReF BL463 offers welcome $249,000 ReF HL2035 $175,000 cRaiG cleMenT 021 461 668

30 seaview Rd

144 Hokianga Road


Large immaculate home built 2003 on 3.6 ha across road from museum, landscaped gardens, grazing, 300 feijoa trees, American barn, orchard, Lovely views and outlook. Possible B&B here! ReF 1358 $469,000 Rhoda MoRRison 09 431 6912 OR 0274 800 691


Handy sH1 Brynderwyn

Simple Elegance Renovated & tastefully decorated 3 bedroom home. Spacious open plan living. French doors open onto a large entertaining deck. Landscaped garden. Handy location in popular street, close to all amenities ReF 3129 $350,000 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900


103 Ranfurly street

37 Whaka street- Maungaturoto

Tidy 2 bedroom home on flat Two bedroom home with section. Sunny open plan living. open plan living plus sunny New roof & septic, double conservatory. Shed in back garage plus carport. Close yard, fully fenced section. to café. Great location. ReF 3111 $250,000 ReF 3124 $172,000 cRaiG cleMenT 021 461 668

38 norfolk Drive, Maungawhai

3 double bedrooms. Deck off 3 bedroom home, open lounge to relax on. Fully fenced plan kitchen/dining. Flat section. Garage plus good size secton, alarm system & garden shed. Close to hospital, garden shed. Hop on board schools & town. the property ladder NOW! ReF 3102 $179,000 ReF 3109 $145,000 cRaiG cleMenT 021 461 668

7 Panorama Place


43 Plunket street

nEW Listing

Solid and spacious 70’s brick house 140m2 on 1418 m2 site. Be surrounded by farmland on all three sides and enjoy those majestic rural views. Very handy to SH1 or 7km to Maungaturoto. Country living with no close neighbours. Spring fed water supply. Nice and private. ReF 1360 $245,000 Rhoda MoRRison 09 431 6912 OR 0274 800 691

Whakapirau seaside selections

SECTION 1201 m2 Very special waterfront 5ha Flat and NNE facing slope, with rustic architecturally approx. 300m to beach designed house, great 500m to wharf. No covenants. harbour views, purely ReF 1353 unique! BesT deal $75,000 ReF 1355 $605,000 Rhoda MoRRison 09 431 6912 OR 0274 800 691

tinopai Peninsula

Family sized 4 bedroom home. Walk to the shops & cafes. Open plan living, separate lounge. Rural views. Swimming pool ideal for the coming summer months.

Gorgeous villa, has been massively renovated. 4 spacious bedrooms, open plan living. Polished floors, claw foot bath, full alarmed, double garage. Short walk to the estuary.

ReF 1335 $330,000 sheila Boon aH 09 431 6955 / 0274 985 651

ReF 1306 $280,000 Jill Wilson 021 505 712

golden stairs Road, Maungaturoto

te Marie Road – glinks gully

Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

Four bedroom home plus Large 4 bedroom home plus office, family room & separate family/rumpus room. Open lounge. Two bathrooms, 3 plan kitchen & dining. Single car garaging. Newly painted garage with internal access. exterior, views over town. Sought after street. ReF 3128 $245,000 ReF 3119 $299,000 cRaiG cleMenT 021 461 668

Petley Road, Paparoa

4 bedroom home nestled on 7.7ha(approx). Open plan kitchen, separate lounge & dining plus rumpus room. On school route, approx 10 minutes from Maungaturoto Township.

84.95ha (approx) of coastal frontage at Glinks Gully. Rolling contour with loading races & yards.

13ha (approx) surrounded on 3 sides by the Kaipara Harbour. Architecturally designed 3 bdrm home, with wide decks & landscaped gardens. Well fenced with a large dam.

ReF 1340 $375,000 sheila Boon aH 09 431 6955 / 0274 985 651

ReF 1223 $685,000+gst Jill Wilson 021 505 712 GaRy MoRRis 021 902 087

ReF 1309 $645,000 Felicia dooRnenBal 021 858 115

Lusk Road-Matakohe

Kauri Point Coastal Sellout of 5 Stunning 53 ha block small lots 4123m2 to 7160m2. Mostly easy rolling, Bush, waterfall, volcanic soil, Private access road to beach. Harbour views both sides. Spectacular water views. ReF 1357 ReF 1350 $495,000 + gst $79,000 To $120,000 Rhoda MoRRison 09 431 6912 OR 0274 800 691

Jill Wilson 021 505 712

53 Logan street

nEW Listing

Harbour views to admire here from this lifestyle retreat. Enjoy 4 ha of pasture land and live in the cottage. Fenced in one paddock – ready for your design and planting. Great potential here. Easy rolling contour. Use it as your escape or live permanently. Fishing at Tinopai 15 minutes away. ReF 1351 $289,000 Rhoda MoRRison 09 431 6912 OR 0274 800 691


• Open plan living • 4bdrms, office, rumpus, 3 bathrooms • Great indoor outdoor flow with swimming pool • Handy to Dargaville, Baylys Beach & golf course • Set on 25acres more or less ReF HL2045 $630,000 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

Rehutai Road

129ha(approx) Two options for the purchaser. 1. Bare land (120ha), excluding house and 9ha - purchase for just $725,000+gst if anY 2. Bare land including 4bdrm house with large deck area, additional 9ha and operational woolshed for $975,000+gst if anY ReF HL2003 John PoWell 021 439 555

Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

110 Victoria Street, Dargaville 143 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

John PoWell 021 439 555

Hastie Lane, Kaiwaka

Approx 30 acres in 16 paddocks. 5 bay implement shed, 2 lockable, workshop. 7 sets of cups in a step up shed, in working order. PLUS 2 more sheds & stables inclusive. Cosy 3 bedroom renovated cottage. Sleepout. Double garage. $459,000 + gst if anY cRaiG cleMenT 021 461 668 John PoWell 021 439 555

Rhoda MoRRison 0274 800 691

sheila Boon 0274 985 651

Lawrence Road

1ha(approx) easy sloping 2 storied, 4 bedroom home. contour. Power/phone to Great rural views. Walking the boundary. Handy to distance to township. Keen Mangawhai. vendors. ReF 1154 ReF 1354 $130,000 $249,000 Felicia dooRnenBal 021 858 115

Felicia dooRnenBal 021 858 115

cRaiG cleMenT 021 461 668

09 439 7295

GaRy MoRRis 021 902 087

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