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100 years of being — very cool!  by Alan Wheatley

Dargaville residents turned out in force last Saturday for a grand parade and displays of technology, old and new, to mark the fire brigade’s 100th anniversary.

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organised with no hassle which made the day so much easier.” The day concluded with a special presentation dinner at the town hall where president of the Auckland Provincial Fire Brigades Association, Evan Taylor, presented the Dargaville brigade with a special commemorative centennial plaque.  Photos on page 13…


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Dargaville Fire Chief Jeff Palmer said he was delighted with the day and the turnout, plus the support from so many of his brigade colleagues from all over Northland and beyond. “The authorities were great too — I thought I’d be bogged down in red tape getting permits for the parade and the fire demonstrations, but it was


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 Dargaville Fire Chief Jeff Palmer in period fire helmet and Brian Nisbitt lead the centenary parade in the 1939 Ford V8 fire appliance from the Northland Firehouse Museum at Okaihau




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Hundreds lined Victoria Street to watch more than 40 assorted fire and rescue appliances, support vehicles and special-task vehicles from as far away as Kaitaia, Bay of Islands and Silverdale. The machines also spanned the old and new, with the star being the beautifully presented 1939 ‘Colonial’ bodied open top Ford V8 appliance, down for the day from the Northland Firehouse Museum at Okaihau. Brigades and their crews came from Kamo, Whangarei, Marsden Point, Portland, Kaiwaka, Te Kopuru, Maungaturoto, Kaikohe, Hikurangi, Ngunguru, Ruakaka and Ahipara, plus many others. After the town parade and a quick visit to the Norfolk Court Rest Home, the parade made its way to Selwyn Park. On show was the ‘Bronto’ high-lift extension ladder machine, capable of reaching five stories, and the impressive and very hi-tech Hazmat command centre. This purpose built truck overviews a fire scene via hi-resolution cameras on extendable antenna, displayed inside on large flat screens so commanders can direct crews on the ground as needed. The crowds also watched the scary speed of a mocked up chip-pan fire and how to deal with it and then crews torched a small building and demonstrated how with breathing apparatus, they could deal with it quickly and efficiently. In both instances, the speed of the fires was daunting, reinforcing the safety message.


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 Paparoa farmers ‘and pensioners’ John Wintle and Pete Cullen were in a celebratory mood after taking on top regional players at the Barfoot and Thompson two-day bowls tournament at the Mangawhai Clubl and coming home winners of the men’s pairs title, which came with a cash prize.

Gun toting action  Annie (Deborah Steele) reminds Frank Butler (Greg Scott) that I can do anything better than you in Dargaville Little Theatre’s production of Annie Get Your Gun which opened to a packed house on Friday. The Irving Berlin musical opened on Broadway in 1946 and has been a musical favourite ever since. Annie is the story of little Annie Oakley who joins Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show after winning a shooting contest with Frank Butler and soon becomes the star of the show. Annie Get Your Gun runs until October 12.

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 Sibling rivalry is nothing new, but Jason and Graeson Kermode — in years 12 and 13 respectively at Dargaville High School — have taken it to new levels, breaking their scaphoid bones, but in different arms. Jason was using Dargaville’s new skate park and went over his bike’s handle bars while Graeson was playing netball for the college in Auckland. Jason also dislocated his shoulder in the tumble. They will be in plaster for a while yet, although Jason says his will probably come off first.


Walk for poverty eradication Welome to the  by Colin Patterson

Miriam Guthrie is putting her best foot forward for 100km to help eradicate poverty. On April 5 and 6 next year she and fellow Dargaville resident Sarah Moran will be half of a team taking part in Oxfam’s Trailwalker — a 100km walk around Taupo to raise money for Oxfam projects. Ms Guthrie says she had been thinking for some time about entering the Trailwalker before deciding to take the plunge. “I was sitting on a plane to Christchurch. I was next to a group of excited people who appeared to have done something interesting. I asked them what they had done. They told me it was the Oxfam Trailwalker.” She encouraged old friend  Sarah Moran (left) and Miriam Guthrie get in some training ahead of the Oxfam Trailwalker Ms Moran — co-owner of Moran’s Bookshop — her sister-in-law walking 6km through Dargaville while Rebecca Mansfield and step daughter most others were still asleep. Danielle Guthrie to join her team called Each team in the Trailwalker commits Lost in Pace. to raising $2,000. Lost in Pace is more “I like doing something for poverty and than a quarter of its way to its target to bring about change. It’s a personal having raised $565. That makes them challenge,” says Ms Guthrie. “It’s ticking the top team in New Zealand. off a few boxes, plus bringing friends But Ms Guthrie says there is a long together and making new ones.” way to go and she is looking for more Ms Guthrie and Ms Moran have already sponsors. You can support Lost in Pace started pounding the pavements. Last by going to week they were twice out at 5.30am teams?team=Lost+in+pace. 

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The latest addition to Warren and Mavis Suckling’s popular Kumara Box Park on the Pouto Road has been a huge hit with children. ‘Ernie’ (aka Warren) has recently built a weta house and 230 kids from Dargaville Primary School recently gave it a major thumbs up. Ernie says the kids didn’t hesitate even knowing it was fully stocked with creepy looking weta. “We built the cave with old tyres filled with clay and rotting logs, creating a cool, dark, and moist environment which weta love and can lay eggs in. The roof is made from heavy hardwood  The new weta Cave at the Kumara Box beams that drip water and the floor is scientists say have changed little in clay, so altogether it’s a weta paradise.” 100 million years. Ernie says he wants to breed cave Ernie says the cave means people can fully interact with and see how these weta and is looking for additional sires. unique creatures live. “I have an eight inch long male Weta are unique to New Zealand and named Koro, but I would love to hear incredibly old — thought to predate from farmers or other rural people dinosaurs — and there are more than who might have some suitable mates 100 different kinds of them which for him.”  AVAILABLE EVERY WEEK!

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Dargaville Masons reappoint master

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The Dargaville branch of Freemasons New Zealand has reappointed the past lodge master for a second term at a special ceremony known as an installation.

While the number of drivers licence tests in Northland has more than trebled in the past four years, the NZ Transport Agency says the pass rate is up from less than half to just under the national average of 70 per cent.

Paul Udall, previously a lodge master at Pakuranga for two terms, was installed as master for the year through to 2014. More than 40 freemasons from Wellsford to Whangarei and from as far afield as Hawkes Bay were present for the installation ceremony, which was conducted by grand lodge member Bob Vartan. Also present were the district grand master Bryan Wiig along with the divisional grand master Eddie Eeles. The Dargaville lodge, which uses the Maori word Pono (truth) for its title, is now in its 98th year and Mr Udall says while membership is encouraging at around 40, new members are always welcome. “As we head towards our 100th year, we are trying to encourage representative membership across as many different professions and walks of life as we can, so we can be fully interconnected and thus better serve our community.” Mr Udall said he was also presented with the traditional end of year Masonic jewel


 The Freemasons Dargaville Pono Lodge 203, Lodge Master Paul Udall — reappointed for the 2013–14 term

— a commemorative medal — at the ceremony. “This year was the jewel first presented by Pono lodge to Ernest Kimber, who was lodge master of 1933. I am proud to wear it, as he was master before I was even born.” Pono lodge 203 meets at 39 Hokianga Road, Dargaville on the third Wednesday of each month and inquiries can be made to 09 439 1771. 

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The agency says the pass rate of the computerised test has steadily increased and is congratulating the region’s drivers for their hard work to learn the road code and for the flow on effect it has had of reducing teenage serious road crashes to record lows. Transport Agency Road Safety Director Ernst Zollner says when the computerised test was introduced in 2009, it quickly became apparent  New driver, 17 year old Lewis Wheatley, of Dargaville, says he knows he needs the road that the old paper scratch test was miles experience well past its use by date. “It was more than 10 years old and all spokesperson Rick Barber, says the of the questions, the answers and their regional results show the importance exact sequences were well known. Many of preparation and practice. “Many applicants were memorising the tests people fail because they don’t master and learning by rote rather than actually the basics. The two most common faults that lead to a failed test are failing to studying the full road code.” He said they expected the subsequent stop and failing to signal.” Mr Barber says nothing beats drop in pass rates from an average of 77 per cent to less than 50 per cent supervised practice and preparation that followed the introduction of the before taking the test and he recommends learner drivers clock computerised test. While the pass rate has steadily up around 100 hours before sitting improved, the agency’s Northland the test. 


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A close connection to Kaipara Great Wall walker inspires Tinopai kids A newly-minted Dargaville law firm has harnessed the professional expertise of local identity, Amanda Matich.

As daughter of legendary Dargaville GP Maurice Matich she learned quickly that as a professional in your community you have obligations that extend far beyond the demands of a nine-to-five job. Educated at Dargaville High, Amanda completed her law degree at Otago University and an MBA at Auckland University. After practising law in Dunedin and Auckland, she returned home to bring up her son in the community she was brought up in. When he was 18 months old, Amanda started work as a solicitor for Hammonds Law. “When I first started practising law in Dargaville I recall driving down the beach with my father and I said to him, “I want to be to this community as a lawyer what you were as a doctor.” Amanda has big shoes to fill. Her father was a GP in Dargaville for 50 years and was doctor to thousands of Kaipara residents spanning several generations. But Amanda has made an impressive start. She’s on the management committee of the Kauri Coast Community Pool Trust and is Chairperson of the PTA at St Joseph’s School. Just recently Amanda’s professional career has taken a new direction. She has left Hammonds and moved to another well-established Dargaville firm Pegg Ayton Gordon, which at the same time has been sold and renamed to P.A.G Law Ltd. Under the directorship of Christopher Muston, Chris and

 by Colin Patterson

Tinopai School students have received a lesson in the importance of reading from a man who has walked the 4,000km length of the Great Wall of China.

 Amanda Matich

Amanda can offer Kaipara residents and businesses a full range of legal services, including property, asset management, wills and trusts, family, commercial and criminal law. Amanda is excited with her new venture. “When I was growing up Peter Pegg was our neighbour. I never dreamed I would one day be playing a senior role with his firm. I feel privileged to be given this opportunity to develop the kind of legal practice that is principled, respectful to clients and offers a personable service. Amanda is offering a complimentary introductory consultation with her during October. 

Nathan Hoturoa Gray came to the isolated school on the Kaipara Harbour as part of the Duffy Books in Homes programme. Principal Sonya Kaihe says the school’s 15 students were rapt by Mr Gray’s message. “It was positive and really motivational. He urged them to reach for the stars.” Mr Gray also handed two  Tinopai student Lennox Adams receives his books from Nathan Hoturoa Gray free books to each student as part of the Duffy programme. Ms over two weeks as a role model to Kaihe says the books catered for promote Books in Homes. children at all levels. “The kids can “It’s cool that he gave his time to order what they like.” come here. As Nathan said: Don’t In an era of easy online access, give up reaching for your dreams! Ms Kaihe says books still have a role Nothing is impossible! Dream big!” to play. “There’s a need for both and Ms Kaihe says the school is online. But you get more from sitting grateful for the support of the down and reading a book.” Maungaturoto Rotary Club for Mr Gray also gifted two books and making Books in homes possible in a DVD of his adventures. He stayed Tinopai. “The smiles on the students’ for lunch with the children. His visit to faces when they receive their books Tinopai was one of 15 he is making are priceless.”

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Focus on mental health Local hall up for sale  by Colin Patterson

 by Alan Wheatley

Mental health awareness week runs from October 7th–11th with Ministry of Health figures showing the rural suicide rate across New Zealand is 16 per 100,000 people, compared to an urban rate of 11.2 per 100,000. They are statistics that have prompted the Dargaville branch of Arataki Ministries to make available in the Kaipara district, copies of a publication specifically aimed at helping combat rural area depression. Down on the Farm: Depression and Mental Health in the Rural South was written by rural journalist Yvonne O’Hara, with a $12,000 grant from NZ Mental Health. Arataki Ministries Dargaville spokesman, Mark Bell, says while it was initially aimed at Rural Canterbury it applies everywhere.  “It outlines the causes of rural stress and depression and aims to reduce the stigma around mental health issues and to encourage the traditionally stoic ‘she’ll be right’ farmer and equally staunch farming community to talk and seek help.” Health officials say there is no simple answer why rural people experience more depression, but factors listed include family history, lifestyle, rising business pressure and just simple daily events. Those who are constantly unhappy, anxious, stressed, pressured, generally feeling low or just

If you’ve ever wanted to own your own hall, you might want to get in touch with Graham Kidd.

 Graham Kidd unlocks the Tatarariki hall which is looking for a new owner

The portrait on the cover of the rural mental health issues publication entitled Killing Time, was kindly provided by Cromwell artist Deidre Copeland, with permission from the subject’s family. Her artwork can be viewed on her website,

angry for more than two weeks, may be experiencing depression and need to seek help. This is available from the website which has a six-week online programme. The booklet is also available from: Media-Grants/PDFs/down-on-the-farmin-the-rural-south.pdf 

Mr Kidd is selling a community hall — one he knows well. The Tatarariki hall serves a farming area 4km south of Te Kopuru. His father chaired the Tatarariki Public Hall Society which raised £180 to build it in 1934. A year after it opened it was extended and a kitchen was added at a cost of £144. For decades the hall was centre of the local community. There were dances most weekends. It was the venue for indoor bowls and table tennis, while the boxing club used the hall for sparring and training. “The area had 500 or more people. There was often a bus from Te Kopuru that took people to dances and returned them home  afterwards. In those days the roads were metal. Now people are more mobile. There used to be 15 or 16

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dairy farms in the area. Now there are only six. Most houses are still lived in. But farm workers don’t stay long.” Mr Kidd says usage declined significantly in recent years. With no users, and no prospect of any, the society decided it could no longer afford a power bill of $60 a month. So a few months ago the electricity was cut off. Mr Kidd and his fellow trust members then decided to put the building on the market. So how much does he expect it to go for? “I’ve got no idea. It’s worth what anyone can use it for.” Mr Kidd has had “four or five” expressions of interest but no firm offers. Mr Kidd says the trust’s rules provide that any proceeds will be used for charitable purposes. 

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Top speaker takes on the best  by Colin Patterson

Andrew McLaren enjoys saying what he thinks and last week the 17-year-old Dargaville High student represented Kaipara in the Rishworth Cup, a speech contest for Northland secondary students run by the region’s Rotary clubs. While Andrew was unable to repeat the success of Aria Gent who won the big prize last year while representing Dargaville, Andrew was pleased with his performance. An audience of more than 50 came to the Whangarei Club to hear the four finalists. Andrew spoke second. “I was real nervous till it was over,” he says. “I was happy with how it went. I didn’t think I could have  Andrew McLaren represented his district in the Rishworth Cup, a secondary schools public speaking competition done much better.” Unfortunately, it was not a winning it all out and put it on cue cards. Then I performance. “I was a bit gutted about practised and practised.” That practice was usually in front of that. But it’s all right. There was a very his harshest critics: his family who came high calibre of speakers.” The Rishwor th Cup requires up with helpful suggestions “I changed a participants to speak for between few things. I tweaked it here and there. seven and 10 minutes. Andrew’s topic They were mostly presentational things.” Andrew is Dargaville High’s Head Boy, was ‘Being your Best’. “Often we might not put in 100%. It was an inspirational so he is familiar with the requirements speech about working to your full of speaking in public. “I regularly speak potential and giving it your best. I wrote at assemblies. And I represented the

Auditor General report is close  by Alan Weatley

The Office of the Auditor General says it is now finalising the report on the Mangawhai community wastewater scheme, and refutes claims it is stalling the process. Retired Mangawhai lawyer Clive Boonham, claims the OAG’s final report is still ‘not on the horizon’ and says the delay could affect legal proceedings arising from it. Spokesperson for the Auditor General, Tamar McKewen, says compiling the report has been a huge task. “This is reflected in the time it has taken to complete the work. However, we are now in the final stages of the inquiry process. Our scrutiny and reporting helps hold public entities

to account, and we can refer issues to other agencies for action. Public entities are not obliged to act on the Auditor-General’s findings or recommendations, however, many certainly do.” In response to Mr Boonham’s claims that the OAG was deliberately stalling to trigger protection for Government under the Limitations Act, Ms McKewen said it had nothing to do with their process. “The Limitation Act 2010 relates to court proceedings and is not relevant to the Auditor-General’s duties. Timing around the report was based on the need for a full independent investigation, reflected in the time it has taken to finalise it.”

Dargaville High at the Anzac Day service in the town hall.” Nevertheless, taking part in the Rishworth Cup was a worthwhile experience. “Public speaking is a very daunting thing. Any practice is quite helpful.” Next year Andrew hopes to study engineering at Auckland University. 

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We have heat and cold at the touch of a button, fresh food ready to cook without the need for firewood, entertainment in a bewildering array of formats, and medical care to extend our lives to far more than the Biblical three score and ten. But it takes healthy choices to make a truly better life — from fuelling and assisting the body to crafting a stressfree environment at home. Here in the Kaipara we’re blessed with a relaxed pace of life and some wonderful natural landscapes — a great place to start. We also have a wealth of choices when it comes to creating a better lifestyle — from eco-sustainable options for wastewater and power generation through to power-saving modern appliances, and the best materials to build or upgrade your home. After all, your home is where you and your family will spend the most quality time!

This spring it’s time to get out there and get creative — talk to the experts to run through all the options for your home, and don’t forget to take some time out to enjoy the great outdoors. As Kaipara folks we have it all at our doorsteps — top healthcare, cosmopolitan style and design, cuttingedge technology and a great environment unspoiled by big-city concrete and smog. Make the most of it, and enjoy living well! 


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In days gone by nearly every item of clothing found in the family’s wardrobes would have been expertly crafted by Mum — from knitted socks all the way up to suits and formal dresses The humble family sewing machine turned out fashions to the same level of quality as the top designers of Paris and New York. The only difference was the label — and the price tag! There has been a resurgence of the arts of sewing and fabric craft in recent years, part of a move to self-sufficiency and budget-wise thinking, but also because so much of the imported clothing filling Kiwi stores is rather generic — not ‘just right’ for every sense of style, colour and of course, for every size. The team at Dargaville Sewing and Curtain Centre have been helping introduce folks to the creative possibilities of sewing for many years now, and as time goes by the options continue to grow, with new machines, patterns and technology presenting an array of choices. Now they are bringing together a host of locally created styles at a fashion event with a twist — the first ever Dargaville Sewing and Curtain Centre fashion show.

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Not only will this event feature some bold new season’s styles on the ‘runway’, there will also be plenty of opportunity to talk to the knowledgeable staff on hand, and garner tips and techniques for making your own unique garments. The fashion show will be held on October 12, at Dargaville Sewing and Curtain Centre’s store in downtown Dargaville — all are welcome.

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Roadside help won’t leave you flat Dargaville’s Gas and Tyre Services have a reputation for going above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to repairing tyres. Their 24/7 service will often see their fleet trucks out at all hours, visiting logging operations and farms to keep machinery in the field and turning a healthy profit for its owners. But a new initiative — offered by the local tyre experts comes in partnership with supplier GT Radial tyres — may see regular ‘civilian’ motorists benefiting from a little much needed roadside help as well. GT Radial Tyres have introduced an industry-leading ‘Driver’s Club’ program to New Zealand, offering far more than just a replacement or a puncture repair when their customers break down. In

a move which is sure to gain them a whole lot of popularity, the global tyre manufacturer is offering 12 months free membership to the club with each pair (or more) of tyres fitted to the same car. That membership comes with some big benefits — namely, an on-call service to assist drivers when disaster strikes. Out of gas? Locked out? Flat battery? Or, heaven forbid, a flat? GT Radial Driver’s Club members can call for aid at any time, with a service similar to that offered by some auto insurance providers — minus the  policy. Here in the Kaipara this

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Hatching a bold new style Kia Motors have not been a company anyone could accuse of complacency lately. With design boss Peter Schreyer at the helm, the Korean automaker has enjoyed a renaissance over the past few years, with a clear vision of where they want to be and a stylistic direction which has made the brand instantly recognisable.

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lamps, door handle illumination, keyless entry and start, steering wheel audio controls, colour, in-dash reversing camera — all migrate across to the hatch. In fact, the gentlemen on the lot had only one omission from the suite of gadgets to note; rain sensing wipers. Throw in subtle carbon fiber accents and real leather, and you begin to appreciate why Kia epitomises value for money. The Cerato hatch comes with a choice of engines, up to the willing 2 litre model also found in the sedan. Fuel economy still sits in the mid 7s, despite the fact that the hatch boasts a voluminous load space, complete with true fold-flat seats. And to drive? The Cerato feels immediately comfortable and familiar, with all the right buttons in all the right places. It’s a smooth and intuitive drive — just the right place to spend the morning commute or pick up the kids from school. Though, that being said, it’s no slouch on the open highway either. Rumours abound of a turbocharged coupe version coming soon, which will be quite a departure, but for now, the Cerato has its sights set on the crown held for many years by that other family car beginning with ‘C’.

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 Inside the hi-tech Hazmat command unit at the Dargaville fire brigade centenary display — from left Jack Vallance, Whangarei senior firefighter Fraser Wright, Georgia Vallance, Bailie Schick and Whangarei brigade training officer Allan Swanson

 Whangarei senior firefighter Corey Matchitt shows the extreme danger of chip pan fires, as Dargaville Brigade firefighter Steve Astbury and Senior firefighter Penny Searle deal to it at the centenary exhibition.

My wife and I travelled to a meeting in KeriKeri on 23 September, 2013 organised by the Northland Regional Council to provide the public an opportunity to hear and pose questions to an independent panel of experts on a broad range of important issues relating to local government reform. The panel was chaired by Sir Geoffrey Palmer (QC and former Prime Minister) and the other panelists were Dr Ganesh Nana (Chief Economist at BERL), Professor Natalie Jackson (Professor of Demography and Director of the Population Studies Centre at the University of Waikato) and Mr Tipene Marr (Councillor from Bay of Plenty Regional Council). Approx 180 people attended from all areas of Northland, you were encouraged to have your say and a lot of people did. Professor Natalie Jackson spent some time going through slides detailing the issues facing rural Northland being, an ageing population and the loss of rural services. Dr Ganesh Nana highlighted that Central Government does not pursue any nationwide rural policies to maintain and promote rural communities, even though the exports are driven by the rural sector. From most of the people who stood and spoke from the floor, 4 issues seemed to be repeating themselves;

n e m o W a r Kaipa Jean, Vale and Lee of Dargaville’s Jean Johnson Ray White Real Estate are the core of a team of property professionals.

• The concern of one unitary authority creating a power base and decision making in Whangarei • Youth unemployment — A lack of jobs forcing our youth to the cities • Loss of services • What can be done to stop our towns declining? The question has to be asked, what has happened when communities could at one stage afford to build roads, footpaths, sewerage systems, storm water etc but now struggles to maintain them. Dr Ganesh Nana pointed out that Central Government is putting more and more costs onto local government without the resources to cope with it, for Northland to be more effective in lobbying central government, Northland should have one voice, but he also stressed that one unitary authority might not be beneficial to all, given the geography and spread of Northland, that even with the status quo Northland would be more effective with a united voice. We need to explore ways of having a unified voice without losing our own and the realisation that we have to support our own communities. Therefore, it is even more imperative that Northlanders be a part of shaping and making good policies for rural Northland.

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Jean takes charge of sales, helping her customers realise their home ownership dreams and aspirations, and applying her local knowledge of the Kaipara to make buying or selling property a hassle-free and profitable experience. Lee, who is close to completing her legal executive’s qualification, is a properly accredited realtor in her own right, but is more often to be found taking care of the company’s finances and accounting – a vital role in a business which deals in valuable properties daily. Vale is the first person most Ray White customers meet when they come to the Dargaville branch – her administration and customer service skills ensure that the good name of Ray White is matched by a cheerful greeting, while also managing aspects such as online marketing, advertising and documentation. She is close to completing her qualification in real estate and becoming a part of the sales team alongside Jean.

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Work to begin on bad intersection

Gala to raise funds

Road trips to and from the Kaipara to points south will involve a little more planning and possibly some delays for the next few months.

A gala day at Maungaturoto School promises loads of fun and and a raft of prizes to boost funds for student welfare.

The NZ Transport Agency says a $2.4m contract to improve the notorious intersection of State Highway one / Wayby Valley Road / Wayby Station Road south of Wellsford has been awarded to Transfield Services (NZ) Limited and work gets underway later this month. The agency’s acting highways manager, Steve Mutton said the priority was, as always, to ensure the safety of road users. “It’s a busy rural, open-road intersection with a poor safety record. In the five years to 2008, there have been 20 crashes there, six people were seriously injured, and 22 received minor injuries. We want to ensure it can manage growing numbers of vehicles driving north and south as well as turning to head across country and to the coast.” He says the work to upgrade the intersection will include, designated

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The school is holding its pet day and gala on Saturday October 19 and is looking forward to big support from the community. Organiser Nyree Alcock says the school has held a pet day for many years in which children bring in their lambs and calves for judging. But this year the pet day will be moved from a school day to coincide with the gala. Mrs Alcock says the pet day will start at 10am and will conclude with a grand parade starting about noon. Once that is over, the gala will start. “There’ll be lots of food stalls, candy floss and a hangi. There’ll be face painting, a colouring competition, balloon popping and a coconut shy.” She says everyone who comes to the gala will automatically go into a draw for an HP Tablet. One highlight of the day is sure to be a mystery

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envelope auction. Bidders will compete for envelopes that contain prizes including a night for two at the Copthorne Hotel in Paihia, a shark dive at Kelly Tarlton’s, a helicopter flight or $500 worth of helicopter work, vouchers for hot pools at Parakai and Whangarei and for MOTAT in Auckland. “It’s all coming together nicely,” says Mrs Alcock. “We’ve been planning it for a while.” Because it’s the first gala for many years Mrs Alcock has no idea how much money it will raise. However, the school has already decided how the proceeds will be used. ”We had a tree near the library. The children used to sit under it and eat their lunches. But it became diseased and we had to cut it down. So the money is to be used for shade for the kids.”

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and Polishing

NZQA Qualified with National Certificate. Approved Member Floor NZ

3 Parore St, Dargaville • Ph 09 439 8881

grEg BroWniE

09 439 7564 027 439 7565

Make Your Life easier! use our services now! • Pipe & Steel Supplies • LTNZ Approved Workshop • General, Agricultural & Structural Engineering • Mobile Welding Services • General Repairs & Maintenance • 2 Ton Gantry Crane • Plate Roller, Profile Cutter & Press Brake • de-CRAP-it®, Landplane®, Serious Incinerator® • Field Rollers, Water Carts • Kumara Gear

Ph 09 439 5065 Dargaville 102 Jervois street, rD2, Dargaville  09 439 6123 •  09 439 6124 FreePHoNe 0800 326 123 


CERTUS Financial Group Stuart Sterling

• wateR tanks • PumPs • sPouting • bathRoomwaRe • gas califonts • gas aPPliances • solaR hot wateR heating • PiPes anD fittings

Craftsmen Plumbers, Gasfitters, Drainlayers

021 985 108 09 439 8651 09 439 6500 09 439 7425 Representing

and other leading companies

Northland Laser Drainage Ltd Neil Carter Trading as

Subsurface Drainage Specialists (Nth) All Services & Maintenance Available


• seweR systems • sePtic tanks • gas/wooD fiRes Mobile: Phone: Fax: Res: Email:

Les Ph: 0274 972 929 A/H: 09 439 7524


QFE Adviser

• Plumbing • gasfitting • Roofing • DRainage

• New Housing • Commercial • Alterations • Additions

PO Box 1174, Whangarei Ph 09 434 7741 Mobile 027 273 6865

Newman Engineering (2004) LTD

Les Sweeney Builders

40+ years experience • All designs/plans council guaranteed FREE site/house visit • Plan printing available from A4 to A0 Poto St PO Box 300 Dargaville New Zealand

Ask Brian for your discount 360 Oneriri Road, Kaiwaka 0573 office 09 423 8092 or 09 431 2544 mobile 021 276 7389 email



Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 09 439 6933

Closing date for classified advertising for the 8 October 2013 edition is 10am, Monday 7 October 2013. See our terms and conditions online at For Sale

Pets For Sale

Property Maintenance

Public Notices

10 LITRES 15w/40 diesel oil, great buying at only $54.90. Limited stock. Auto One, Dargaville. Phone 09 439 8219.

BORDER COLLIE puppies. Full breed, males & females $400. 1x red male $500. Ready 16th October. Phone 09 431 6033, Paparoa.

A1 PAINTING, semi-retired, interior/exterior, two man gang, long experience. Best rates, phone Robert 027 423 1166.

DISC BRAKE pads. Large range in stock. Good prices. Auto One, Dargaville. Phone 09 439 8219.

Livestock For Sale

ATS PROPERTY Maintenance & Repair. Fences & Repairs • Kitchen/Bathroom Fitouts • Waterblasting• Flooring Repairs • Decks • Windows & Latches • Plus much more. No job too small. Phone 09 439 8628. Cell 027 455 7750.

ACOUSTIC BLACKBOARD Concert - First Thursday of the month - 7.30 - 9.30pm, Commercial Hotel, River Rd, Dargaville. $2 entry, $2 raffle, tea and coffee. Performers and audience welcome. Phone Margaret 09 439 4403 or Allan 09 439 6933.

OIL & AIR filters. To suit most cars and light commercials. Auto One, Dargaville. Phone 09 439 8219.

WATER TANKS, PUMPS & SEPTIC TANKS: Not sure what you’re after? Get the right advice all at the right price at Plumbing and Heating Centre – sales and installation –

09 439 6123

 0800 326 123 102 Jervois Street, Dargaville

open home Saturday 5th october 10am till 5pm 90 Bee Bush Road, Arapohue 1 1/2 acre rural subdivision panoramic views 5 bedrooms plus office 3 bathrooms (including 2 en-suites) Large double internal garage Homesell ID 10226

Situations Vacant

2 YEARLING Red Poll pedigrees for sale, also 3 yearling heifers. Phone 09 439 1834. PIGLETS, 7 weeks old, well grown. Phone 09 439 4993.

Animal Accomodation MG BOARDING Kennels, Matakohe. All  pets welcome. Dogs $15/night. Cats $8/night. Phone Tom or Jenny 09 431 7368 or 027 285 8944.

Work Wanted MOBILE WELDING, certified 40yrs experience to your door. Machinery, dairy, bale repairs, fabrication, installation & additions. Call Nick, 022 657 4095. 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.


We buy and remove Cars complete & incomplete - Tractors - Trucks - Roofing Iron Batteries, Copper - Brass - Aluminium etc.

Little River Transport Ltd Beach Road Dargaville Monday-Friday 8-5 Sat-Sun 8-3

Gasfitters Craftsman gas fitters available.

For all your gas installations & maintenance requirements. Service agents for Rinnai & Bosch.

OFFAL HOLES 750dia x 5.5m deep with concrete lid with lift out hatch $385.00 Phone Wals Holes 09 437 3936 or 021 932 225. PAINTER & decorator, Int, Ext 43yrs experience. Free quote, phone Allen 027 290 4332. PAINTER & wallpapering specialist, roof spraying and waterblasting. Phone John, Crawford Solutions, 09 439 5289 or 022 642 1376. 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.

Dargaville Bobcat Services

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

Dargaville Little Theatre presents

Irving Berlin’s (1999 Revival)

Annie Get Get Annie Your Gun Your Gun Irving Berlin’s (1999 Revival)

$25 Adult • $10 Child (<12yrs) • $15 Student (13–18yrs) Supper Included Tickets available from Dargaville Sewing Centre

October 5 @ 1.30pm 3, 4, 10, 11 & 12 @ 7.30pm

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

Phone 09 439 4940

Putting Northland first

Work with your local licensed dealer


CASUAL PART timers needed. Contact Jo before 10am in mornings, 09 439 5435. Jo’s Home Cookery.

Caregivers Wanted Do you have a full clean drivers licence? Are you able to work away from home for up to two weeks at a time? Do you have an interest in working with the elderly? If you answer yes to all 3 questions we need you! We can train you to become a live-in caregiver to provide services to our elderly clients. Send your CV to or call Jonathan on 09 438 2314

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

All Beef aged Salami ~ Bacon ~ Ham ~ Sausages Hamburger Patties Traditional Manuka wood smoked Bacon, Ham & Salami Over 25 years experience For prompt & professional service contact Wayne or Annette Phone 09 439 2020 • Cell 021 401 934 Information Packs Available Covering the Kaipara and Whangarei Regions

Casual Store Person

• Calfshed/stockyard • Site preparations • Drilling

• Driveways • Metal spreading

Tip Truck also available Phone or Txt Paul 027 271 2022

Storage SECURE UNITS for Domestic & Commercial use. Also workshop space available, best rates guaranteed. Phone 09 439 3075.

Nurseries & Plants WHOLESALE PRICES for native plants from Babylon Coast Gardens Ltd. We have a great range of native and coastal tolerant plants available now. Further reductions off wholesale prices for purchases of 50 or more plants, delivery service available. Visit the Nursery at 1246 Babylon Coast Road Dargaville on Saturday’s 10am to 4pm or at other times by prior arrangement. Enquiries welcome, phone 09 439 4223.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO SPRAY Spraying of Manchurian wild rice infestations in the Kaipara and western Whangarei districts will occur between 1 October 2013 and 31 May 2014. The spraying will be carried out by contractors employed by Northland Regional Council, using Agpro 100 Haloxyfop and Agpro Crop oil. For more information, please contact the council’s Dargaville office on 09 439 3300.

Classified Advertising Call 09 439 6933

Dargaville We are seeking applications for a customer-focused individual to join the team at Dargaville. This position involves customer service (in person and over the telephone), processing and loading orders, fertiliser mixes, and forklift and front end loader operation. This is a casual position, working as and when required, with no set hours or day of work. It would ideally suit someone with flexibility who is looking for part-time hours, for instance someone who is semi-retired. To be successful in this role, you will ideally possess: • Customer service experience • Good telephone manner • The ability to follow instructions • Experience in mobile plant operation. To apply, please send your CV to Beth Jagusch, Recruitment Administrator on Applications close Sunday, 6 October 2013.

Dargaville Acoustic Music

BlackBoard concert All WELCOME 3rd October The Commercial B&B, River Road, Dargaville Starts 7.30 – 9.30pm • $2 entry • $2 raffle • Tea and coffee provided

Come along and perform or just listen and enjoy. We have a pianist who will accompany you if necessary. If you are interested in being part of a men’s singing group, phone Margaret 09 439 4403 or Allan 09 439 6933. Promoted and sponsored by the Performing Arts section of the Dargaville Arts Association.


OCTOBER 1 - 2013


Roper & Jones 69 Montgomery Ave

State Highway 14

4 bdrm home, minutes to Fabulous, elevated 3 bdrm Dargaville. Huge basement, family home in popular street. includes laundry, shower, toilet, Open plan living. Excellent bdm, 5 car garaging. deck off the lounge. Double Set on 2.0234ha. (4.99 acres) garage, $359,000 Ref HL2079 $235,000 Ref 3222 RACHAeL de VRieS 021 943 900

13 Mariner Cove – Tinopai

7 Ocean Close

3 bdrm beach house, sea 3 bdm beach house, on views, a hundred metre walk elevated section, harbour to beach of Glinks Gully. views, in a cul-de-sac. Open plan living opens onto Fabulous near new kitchen, the deck. new carpet, & ensuite. $269,000 Ref 2919 $315,000 Ref 3215 RACHAeL de VRieS 021 943 900

29 freyberg St – Ruawai




6 Portland Crescent

59A Logan St

83 Bee Bush Road




Stand alone 3 bdrm town Fully insulation cosy 3 bdrm house, private back, open home, new bathroom, wood plan living, single garage with burner & a large modern internal access. Currently kitchen. Freshly painted, rented for $220pw. gibbed, rewired & reroofed. Ref 3219 Ref 3213 MiCHeLLe TOMLinSOn 027 339 5937

We put you first 28 Cobham Ave


Large elevated home on good street with rural views. 3 double bedrooms, plus huge 4th or family room, 3 car garaging. Ref 3221 CRAiG CLeMenT 021 461 668 Large north facing 6 bedroom home on 1 acre of land. Double garage plus separate single. Nice rural views. Ref 3225

53 Tirarau Street

40 freyberg Rd – Ruawai

234 Victoria Street

Colville Road





Investment Opportunity. Two houses on one section. 4 bdrm home, newly House 1: 4 bdrms, open plan renovated & painted living, tenant is paying $230pw. throughout, new curtains & House 2: Single bdrm, tenant light fittings. Handy location. paying $130pw. Both tenants Ref 3214 are happy to stay. Ref 3211 MiCHeLLe TOMLinSOn 027 339 5937

10 Te wairoa Lane – Tinopai

Exclusive 3770m2 section 3 bedroom home on flat located on private road. section. Separate lounge Elevated site with potential recently rewired & insulated. views over the town & river. Large garden shed plus Fully fenced. workshop. Nice rural outlook. Ref S547 Ref 3196 CRAiG CLeMenT 021 461 668

40 Montgomery Ave

1064 SH12, Maungauroto

2083 Paparoa Valley Rd

Mortgagee SaLe auction

3 bdrm family home, large storage shed, school bus outside the gate Ref 1471 – Auction 25th Oct at 1pm in the Maungaturoto Office. JiLL wiLSOn 021 505 712

12 Ash Grove

3 bedrooms, plus ensuite. Large deck. Double garage, fully fenced & landscaped. $289,000 Ref 1430

Finish me off. 3 bedroom home, new kitchen. Great potential for first home buyers or excellent rental property. $170,000 Ref 1474

15 Gorge Road

Huge 3118m2 section. 3 bedrooms plus a 6.75m2 garage. Heat pump, only a short walk to town & schools. $349,000 Ref 1429

GARy MORRiS 021 902 087

224B Petley Rd – Paparoa

177 Hurndall St

Mortgagee SaLe

Well presented large family home on 809m2. 3 split levels, open plan living on easy flat site close to shops. Call Rhoda to view. $215,000 Ref 1472 RHOdA MORRiSOn 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912

Mortgagee says SELL. 5,200m2 site. Elevated Harbour views with access to beach and boat launching. Shared sealed private road and air strip. Power, phone to boundary. Suitable as a weekend retreat or live permanently. Ref 1463 $90,000 RHOdA MORRiSOn 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912

110 Victoria Street, Dargaville 143 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

Beautifully presented sunny 3 bdrm home, modern kitchen, open plan living with conservatory, sleepout, 3 car garaging, landscaped section, excellent street. IT DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS........ $279,000 Ref 3224 JOHn POweLL 021 439 555

2.8237ha with a 3 bdrm home + office, dble garage, carport, water views, half round barn. Gentle contour located near the end of the peninsular. $385,000 Ref 1424 SHeiLA BOOn 027 498 5651

09 439 7295 09 431 1016

3 bdrm brick home on 1050m2 section. Easy walk to all amenities. Downstairs rumpus/4th bdrm. Double garage. Deck to relax on. $239,000 Ref 1422 Licensed under REAA 2008

Grass silaGe and Maize PlantinG

GraeMe 0274 763 499 or 09 439 6546 • Compacts and stores better in your stack or pit to give you better returns at feed-out time. • Speed of harvest insures quality in dry conditions. Spraying, Cultivation, 8 Row Maize Planting, Mowing, Raking and Cartage

Peter 0274 902 942 Why Use Maize Silage?

• Maize Silage gives you security of feed continuity through adverse weather and maintains cow condition. • Maize is very cost effective when grown on farm or within a 10km radius • Maize green feed is a great option for dry summer conditions

5 Harvesters, 5 Tractors, 6 metre Hoe, GPS Our Equipment and Skilled Operators provide fast, efficient service - Saving you Time and Money

Lawrence Agriculture Ltd

Kaipara Lifestyler, October 1 2013  

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

Kaipara Lifestyler, October 1 2013  

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