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Community to decide future  by Paul Campbell

The development of Mangawhai Park, a 37 hectare complex of walking tracks, cycleways, playground, recreation area, and museum is expected to be clarified within weeks, after being the focus of community consultation last weekend

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 Concept plans are still evolving for the Mangawhai Park project

that a complex be added, centred on the new museum, involving a group of historic buildings. Concept displays were set up at the Mangawhai Club and feedback and community suggestions are now being assessed by the steering group and representatives of the Kaipara District Council. This will take place over the next couple of weeks with a decision expected by December. The steering group is chaired by Mangawhai identity, Jim Wintle and includes architect David Wingate and KDC representatives, Jill McPherson and John Burt.

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This committee says it’s vital park development does not occur on an ad hoc basis. Council will not allocate any land for further development until the community plan is formulated. However, its understood that St Johns are seeking a speedy answer on the future direction taken, as part of a funding issue. Concern has also been expressed that with the district council now controlled by commissioners, if the local community did not communicate a strong interest in the area, part could possibly be sold to commercial interests.




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The extended community approach replaces a former Kaipara District Council policy of employing outside consultants to determine policy, according to stakeholders in the project. A steering group involving the Mangawhai Club, the new museum and the golf club, among others concerned, was formed to determine a vision for the area which encompasses the Mangawhai Activity Zone. “I’d like to mention the level of cooperation we’ve had from the district council. In the past (getting any progress) has been quite hard work, with the council emphasis seeming to concentrate on letting outside consultants do the work. This has now changed,” said steering committee member, Warren Stott. “We needed to get public feedback on whether the emphasis should be on a more structured development which would include more buildings — for St John’s, the fire brigade, a medical centre, library — or on a more pristine state — and it was essential the community had a big input.” Other groups with an interest in the park include the local arts association and Mangawhai Tracks Trust, which is associated with the Mangawhai Walking Weekend organisation. “The Mangawhai Residents and Ratepayers Association is also very supportive of the community consultations,” Mr Stott added. There has also been a suggestion


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Kaipara businesses Learning from the circus compete against Northland German social work student and seasoned circus performer, Lisa Fugmann, will spend the next six months interning with Circus Kumarani in Dargaville

 Judges for the creative arts section, Christopher Carey and Irene Durham at the Muddy Waters Gallery in Dargaville

Several Kaipara businesses are competing in the 2012 Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards with the winners to be announced at a black tie gala dinner in Whangarei, on October 26 “Every year the calibre of entries has been improving — small businesses have to think about how they operate, not just what they do, and large businesses have to understand the dynamics in which they run their business,” says Northland Chamber of Commerce chief executive, Tony Collins. Dargaville Arts Association entered the creative arts category while Northpine and Silver Fern Farms compete for the title of best large business, while Wai Hou Oma lodge and Wainui Shuttles have entered the owner operated category for small businesses. Judges for the creative arts section, Christopher Carey and Irene Durham, met with the Dargaville Arts Association recently to help with marketing and promoting. “Entrants have such courage and ambition to put themselves forward and get their name out there and for them to say ‘here I am’ is really great,” says Mr Carey. Around eight years ago, owners of the Wai Hou Oma lodge, Ruby and Noel Martin entered the awards under the ‘new business’ category and Ruby said that it was helpful to gain exposure for their luxury accommodation near Kai Iwi Lakes.

“All us west coasters just want to be recognised more, because it’s so beautiful and it’s not really known about — people are blown away when they come here.” Although she would love to win, entering the awards has already been beneficial as businesses have to fill in around 30 pages of paper work in order to be nominated. “It made me more aware of what my goals were and what I want to do for the business,” says Ruby Silver Fern Farms took away the award for ‘large business’ last year and Dargaville manager, Dean McNaught, is looking forward to this year’s presentation. “It’s a great measure for us to see how we stack up against other businesses in the region and it’s a fantastic event to be involved with.” A panel of around 10 judges will look for great execution of good business ideas as well as future goals among other criteria specific for each category. To purchase a ticket to the gala dinner visit: http://northlandbusinessawards.

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She will complete her practical semester with Kumarani and after she graduates she wants to specialise in circus social work. “The circus gives people fun things to do and gives confidence. If someone learns how to juggle then they can feel really positive about it.” She also says that it involves everyone and teaches trust. “If you are building a human pyramid then everyone relies on each other, the top person has to rely on the people beneath them for support.” She has been involved with the circus since she was a girl, and last year she taught hula hoop and acrobatics at a circus in Germany. “I wanted to see how other circuses worked, and I liked the idea of Kumarani being a community based circus.” The circus has added colour and vibrancy to the Kaipara since it first arrived in Dargaville nine years ago, performing at festivals and passing on skills to the community and schools but since a change in funding

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

Letting the big one go  by Paul Campbell

Reports from fishers around the Kaipara Harbour over the past fortnight have been highlighted by the size of some of the snapper being caught Fish of between five and 10 kilos have been not uncommon, and that has been inside the harbour proper, and not out at the Graveyard. For some, it has posed a dilemma. What in fact is a good eating fish, and should the big ones be landed at all? For a keen fisherman, its often the attraction of showing off a trophy fish, and the bigger snapper probably will find its way into the smokehouse, rather than fillets for the table. But there is a curlier question. The future of our fish stocks. Kaipara angler, Gary ‘Gravy’ Greaves,

has decided to catch and release if the snapper is just too big for the table. “I have caught my big fish, and now I prefer to release them when they are brought alongside. These are valuable breeding stock, and there are plenty of pan-sized fish out there that are better eating.” It is an attitude that is echoed in research which estimates that large females may spawn up to 60 times in a season, which can last up to three-anda-half months. Add to that the fact that a hen snapper can be home to literally millions of eggs at any one time. That is

 A prize one to go home with Kaipara visitor, David Lindsay, from Auckland

a lot of future stock chances destoyed when the fish is filling a chilly bin on board. It is also interesting to note that once snapper larvae hatch they tend to hang around in much the same stretch of water. They emerge from their transparent eggs spawned in the hundreds of thousands by a single hen at any one time. After the egg ‘yolk’ is exhausted the fledgling fish dines on plankton before moving to seek sustenance on the harbour floor. As the fish grows, it moves gradually into bays, estuaries and shallower waters when it reaches about one centimetre in length, and if they survive predation, feed and grow. In about 30 years, they might make it to ‘mum’s’ size and the process goes on. As we know, NIWA scientists have discovered that nearly all snapper on the west coast of the North Island come from nurseries in the Kaipara.

“These findings show how fragile some New Zealand snapper and other coastal fish stocks could be. It highlights the importance of protecting natural habitats, like Kaipara Harbour,” NIWA ecologist, Dr Mark Morrison, has stated. “Any negative impacts on the production of juvenile fish in the harbour will cascade through into a much larger coastal ecosystem, ultimately having a huge effect on the abundance of fish over a 700-kilometre coastline.” Kaipara Harbour is under threat from human activities — particularly land uses which cause sedimentation, eutrophication, and changes in water quality. These effects can all damage the nursery habitat of snapper. But, while work goes on to try and improve Kaipara Harbour water quality, there’s a clear signal that fishers too can help safeguard the future — with a catch and release policy for those big ‘nodders’ out there.

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Red Letter day for museum Kaipara tastes showcased in Auckland The Kauri Museum marks it’s 50th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the northern Kaipara pioneers, the Albertlanders, with a gala Settlers Day on Saturday October 13 “It will be a very special open day with a number of new events as well as some milestones in the museums history,” said CEO Bet Nelley. “Staff and museum friends and volunteers have been flat out getting exhibits ready and organising events that are sure to make it a day with a real difference as the museum comes alive.” Central to the plans are the release of a new museum book, an appropriate 150 pages entitled Pioneering Life and the Kauri Tree. Compiled by Sarah Charles,  Volunteer, Chris Boyle, makes sure a pioneering pump is ready to start on Settlers Day it is a combination history and A showpiece on the day will be the diary with contemporary and archive photographs charting the history of annual woodchopping exhibition and competition. the local area. “Organiser, Bruce Alexander, who Early food preparation is also part of the day’s activities and visitors, with has colourful history in woodchopping admission free, will be able to try their circles and has won many trophies in hand at butter-making, damper and the sport is helping preserve a lost art bully tea, along with pioneer activities that is important to The Kauri Museum like rope-making and gum-polishing or because it was originated in the kauri bush camps.” even riding a horse side-saddle. Another high point on Settlers Day “All this to the beat of not only vintage machinery being started up, will come with the cutting of a large but also to a wide range of live music, 50th anniversary cake, with 102-yearincluding the Matakohe Eccentric Uke’s, old- museum matriarch, Mavis Smith, doing the honours.  a ukelele band with a lot of flair.”

Auckland food aficionados are in for a taste experience from the Kaipara. Locally produced food and wine will be showcased at this year’s Taste of Auckland Festival at Victoria Park in the central city from November 15 to 18 A group of six producers will be tempting the over 24,000 visitors over four days at the “Mangawhai to Bayleys — Coast to Coast Kaipara” stand. Heralded as New Zealand’s most glamorous food festival, it celebrates the start of summer boasting signature dishes from Auckland’s finest restaurants. “It’s wonderful to be able to promote boutique food and wine producers from a subtropical area right on Auckland’s doorstep and there’s also the spin off effect of increased tourists,” says stand coordinator, Liz Holsted. The participants are Lochiel Estate Wines, Millars Winery, Tara Lodge Tamarillos, Chapel Olive Oil, Purple Monkeyfinger Vodka, and the Long Flat Bacon Company. “We are really looking forward to the event,” said Lochiel Estate Wines director, Gary Cameron, “it’s a very popular show and a great opportunity to showcase our wines.” Owner of Chapel Olive Oil, Barry Baines said, “we’re very happy to be involved because we are keen to promote the region as well as boost sales.” The director of the Long Flat Bacon Company, Graham Taylor, believes the show is an excellent chance to put their products in front of thousands of

T  aste of Auckland Festival participant, Lochiel Estate Wines director, Gary Cameron

Aucklanders and said, “it’s the perfect time of year for us with people thinking about buying their Christmas hams and a great opportunity to collaborate with other foodies in Kaipara.” The stand is supported by the Kaipara District Council, Mangawhai Business Association, Mangawhai Accommodation Providers Group and Information Centre and Mangawhai Golf Course. Contact Liz Holsted for information Ph 09 431 4730. 

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Water ski for free Millars win gold Kai Iwi Lakes Ski Club is set to hold an open day on November 10 and committee member, Tim Robinson encourages families and the community to come along and “give it a go”

“If you don’t have a boat or skis it’s a great opportunity to come along and try it out.” Joining fees will be waived on the day, and family subscriptions to the ski club will come down to $100 for a one year membership. “That gives you access to equipment – in the summer months there’s pretty much always someone there that can take you out.” Each year the club competes in water-ski championships with the main one being a Kai Iwi Three Event Tournament in late January and the club coaches those that want to ski competitively. “We’ve had some of our skiers represent New Zealand in

international competitions,” says Tim. Fifteen year old, Curtis Williams, has been a member of the ski club ‘since he was a baby’ and recently competed in the Asian Australasian and Oceanian Waterski and Wakeboard Championship held in Korea. “I did pretty well, I made the trick final which means I’m in the top 12 for Australasia,” says Curtis who will be at the open day to inspire young skiers and in between skiing there will be a bouncy castle, lolly scrambles and a sausage sizzle. All equipment will be provided including some wet suits. “All you have to do is show up with your togs and towel between 10am and 3pm,” says Tim.

Millars Vineyard in Mangawhai were presented a gold medal recently for their 2010 syrah at the New Zealand International Wine Show The awards dinner was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Auckland with 2122 entries from 13 different countries and a record 224 gold medals were awarded. Vineyard owner, Ross Millar said it was “very cool” to see the Millar logo blown up when he received his medal. “It was nice to go up on stage, and when I was walking away, they called me back, to say a few words about the syrah and make a speech.” In previous awards Millars have received three bronze and a silver but nothing quite compares to gold says Ross and it put them into the running for the syrah championships. “Crossroads syrah won the championships but we think we were a close second, we haven’t seen the points table yet.”

 Ross and Jennimay Millar and their sons Elliott and Harrison with the iconic band rotunda in the background

Ross says he enjoys producing wine ‘immensely’ and it is a combined family effort with his wife Jennimay their boys, Elliot and Harrison, and even their cat Tin Tin, the rabbit chaser. They moved up from Auckland, planted their first grapes in 2005 and ‘never looked back’.

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Laughter is the best medicine  by Kim Munro

While Kaiwaka resident, Jude Bishop, is not a ‘real’ doctor she is highly trained in the art of medical clowning and when she dons her red nose she becomes a Clown Doctor creating a sort of fun chaos for children, parents and staff at Starship Hospital

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Clown Doctors are trained performers who entertain and distract sick kids and amuse and relax strained parents with their artistic skills, gags, tricks and improvisation talents, making the hospital environment a little bit less of a scary place to be. Having spent almost 20 years in theatre as a performer, puppeteer, designer, prop maker and tutor — Jude’s medical clowning career began in 2009 when she heard a radio interview with the founder, Professor Thomas Petschner. “I thought it was such fascinating work and a field that I’d really like to be involved in,” says Jude. After an intensive training course she was selected for the 10-clown team at Starship Hospital, Auckland and is now coordinator for the programme. “When we first started visiting the wards we were nervous and the nurses weren’t sure at first where to put us. Now they’re used to us and it’s good for the staff as well.” “It’s incredibly fulfilling to make a

difference in an environment where both the children and parents are feeling so vulnerable. We perform in pairs and bounce off each other, we try to distract the children, to make them laugh.” International research has proven that humour, smiling and laughing can reduce muscle tension, increase hormones produced naturally in the body and lead to anti-inflammatory and stress-reducing effects. Jude says the effect of humour is amazing and she sees first-hand the results as they are called on to help patients feel more comfortable during unpleasant treatments. “One experience I recall was with a child in the isolation ward. They said what the child was about to have ‘was not going to be pleasant’ so we got out our finger butterfly puppets as a distraction and when the nurse performed the procedure the child didn’t even flinch. To leave the room with the child and parent smiling is the greatest reward you can ever reap.”

Pool hours reduced Dargaville’s Kauri Coast Community pool is set to open labour weekend for the upcoming season with a reduction in opening times The pool will close an hour earlier each day than previous years and open four hours later on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the hydro/learn to swim pool opening one hour later during the week. Community Leisure Management are contracted by the pool trust to operate the pool. “The trust has asked CLM to reduce opening times based on historical data on pool usage captured since the pool opened,” said facility manager, Scott Linklater. “The new timetable will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6am to 7pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 7pm and weekends 12pm to 7pm.“ “The hydro/learn to swim pool will operate Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm and weekends 12pm to 7pm.” In October 2011, the pool floor bulged and cracked under hydrostatic pressure which lifted the concrete

base and led to the commission of a structural engineering report to investigate the incident. “There is a report underway into the hydrostatic failure and until complete we’re not going to know what and how it went wrong,” said Kauri Coast Community Pool Trust chairman, Gordon Lambeth.

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A proud history to a bright future — forestry in the Kaipara It’s the ‘hidden’ industry which drives our regional economy — a resource which we’re acclaimed for our acumen in managing and maximising around the world. But forestry in the Kaipara, and indeed all of Northland, is an industry which has very little visible impact on the average person, who may only note the laden logging trucks traversing our roads day by day

The impact in real terms is staggering. Forestry is the third-largest contributor to the local economy, almost as important to the growth and prosperity of the North as agriculture itself. Over two and a half thousand people owe their jobs to forestry, and forest owners are some of the most passionate advocates of sustainability, stewarding their land for future generations. It’s no wonder, when the full scale of the world’s demand for timber is taken into account. Almost five percent of the nation’s GDP comes from the export of forestry products, and this equates to literally billions of dollars. The industry has come a long way since pioneering times, and modern forestry utilises heavy machinery and high technology to harvest logs, along with a skilled workforce putting in long hours in

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sometimes challenging conditions. Forestry built the Kaipara in a very real sense — early settlers to these shores were amazed by the immense kauri trees which grew all around the Kaipara harbour, and took little time to establish logging camps, turning these forest giants into new homes, buildings and ships. Shipping was the major use for timber in Europe at the time, for this was the age of sail, and a nation’s seapower relied on a steady supply of good timber. Dargaville and Te Kopuru became centres GENERAL & PRECISION ENGINEERS for kauri milling, and settlers endured a Phone: 09 439 7335 hard life in the Street, bush work camps to bring 89 Normanby Dargaville raftsEmail: of logs down to the sea. A thriving

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shipbuilding trade grew up in tandem with the forestry exploits of our founders, and for a time the fastest ships on the water came from the Kaipara. Nowadays native trees are protected by covenant of law, and the echoes of that pioneering past are preserved in such establishments as Matakohe’s Kauri Museum, along with relics and tools from those times. Many — such as long pit-saws and steam engines — are the forebears of today’s logging machinery, which has grown to stand at the forefront of technological innovation. Modern logging begins with the right kind of tree, from seed to seedling and into maturity. In New Zealand the most cultivated kind of timber comes from a variation of the Monterey Pine, pinus radiata. It’s ideal because it grows quickly, and produces easily worked, high-

run out if our forests are managed in this way. While there’s still plenty of work for the modern ‘lumberjack’ — now a skilled, safety conscious professional armed with a powerful chainsaw instead of an old-fashioned axe — many trees are now felled and stripped of their foliage by a single machine. A vicious-looking processor head (sometimes termed a Waratah, after a famous brand of such devices) can literally pluck the tree from its stump with a hinged chainsaw, then roll it between spiked wheels to remove excess branches. Attached to a digger arm and chassis, these machines can harvest large areas in a short time. “Forestry is a challenging but In the steep back country, rewarding industry, and one of the logs are often transported to linchpins of the local economy” more accessible ground by wire. A ‘yarder’ — a kind of quality wood for the building industry. large, moveable tower equipped with With forests taking on average a quarter powerful motors — hoists the logs from of a century to mature, forest owners out of the forest on moving carriages, are careful custodians of their land, with stacking them ready for transport. In a sustainable cycle of pines cultivated flatter areas, logs are carried by rugged so that there are always mature trees ‘forwarders’, heavy-duty vehicles with ready to be harvested. Unlike any other chain-wrapped tyres. For the really heavy building material, timber will never truly jobs (which abound in the silviculture

trade) foresters use powerful ‘skidders’, the replacement for the bullock teams of old, with massive horsepower and wheels taller than a man. The final destination of all those logs is the sawmill, where timber can be sawn for use in building, laminated

for strength, peeled to make versatile plywood, or even ground up for paper. Careful sorting by grade ensures that each log fulfils its purpose, and the mills and ports are fed by a fleet of logging trucks, putting in thousands of kilometres a day between them. Forestry is a challenging but rewarding industry, and one of the linchpins of the local economy. Not only the export earnings of this sector count — there are also a host of local Kaipara businesses dedicated to supporting this vital trade. When logging professionals need tyres, lubrication, hydraulic repairs, or servicing for their chainsaws and equipment there is skilled help on hand from people right here in Dargaville and around the Kaipara. It’s through their hard work and expertise that the forestry industry keeps its edge!



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Affordable, proven performance from Subaru specialists Subaru is an automotive marque with pedigree — renowned for producing some of the world’s most successful rally cars, as well as some of New Zealand’s favourite road vehicles If you’re a Subaru owner, chances are you’re as passionate about the power and performance of your machine as the WRC drivers who have taken Subaru to countless podium finishes — and that means you demand the highest level of expertise when it comes to tuning and servicing your car. In Northland, the people to see about your Subaru are SubLab Whangarei. From Legacy to Forester to WRX and more, Warren, Toni and the team have the cutting edge technology and the skill to keep your vehicle running factorysmooth, or to boost power and economy by tapping into the computer ‘brain’ of your machine.

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Sharpening up a Kiwi favourite There are those who would say that the new 2012 Toyota Camry Atara has been a long time coming. Not in terms of the time it’s taken to supersede the previous model, but in terms of just how long the engineers, aerodynamicists and automotive tech-heads at the Japanese auto giant have been sharpening the edges of their top-selling mid-sized sedan

The original Camry made its debut in 1983, and through seven successive generations Toyota have, surely been honing, fettling and perfecting the concept, with the same precision earlier Japanese engineers would have lavished on a traditional katana sword.

The challenge which Toyota have succeeded in conquering is far more difficult than simply blitzing the Nurburgring. The 2012 Camry is designed for that most demanding of automotive tasks — the daily commute. Add in sales rep fleet service, company

executive and the school run and you begin to see that straight line speed is far less of a concern than providing a reliable, comfortable and stress free driving experience. They’ve done so well with previous iterations that other car makers have tried unashamedly to emulate the Camry’s appeal — and steal some of its commanding market share. 2012’s model sets the bar even higher. Outside, a sportier, more planted stance and crisp lines emphasize the work done by Toyota’s engineers to make the Camry slippery and aerodynamic, with the side effect of giving the car a more kinetic look. Twin chrome tipped exhausts, fog lights and aggressive headlamp clusters emphasize a new, more interesting style. It’s the same within — the cabin is subdued, but exudes an air of quality, with discreet

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


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

BNZ Bank

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

Sugarbelle’s Café

Dargaville Salvation Army Family Store

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

Dargaville Sewing & Curtain Centre

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

Davison Electrical Contractors

15 Hokianga Road..................09 439 7184

Elfhood Naturals (Thyme For You) 138 Victoria Street .................09 439 5697

Health Options

116 Victoria Street .................09 439 4379

Horacane Roofing Ltd

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It’s the perfect season for a culinary road trip in the spring sunshine, and what better place to begin than Maungaturoto? At Sugarbelles you’ll find some of the best coffee ever to grace an espresso cup, plus delicious home made goodies AND some of the nation’s best pies. They’re made just round the corner at Real Town Pies, who back up their baking skills with some serious pizza credentials too — try their chicken delight for a hit of creamy avocado, lashings of cheese and ham all grilled to perfection with succulent chicken. Travelling down to Ruawai, stop in at Ellecee café for an al fresco lunch, complemented by a creamy cappuccino or velvety smooth flat white. When you get to Dargaville drop in to the Horseshoe café for a snack or a meal

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— pick up some fresh sandwiches for a trip to the beach, or tuck into their famous all day breakfast. As you head out toward Whangarei you’ll discover the Top Shop there on your left — with seriously good home made pies piping hot from the oven, and a selection of sweet treats to entice you. For a great night out this October, party at Malba’s in Whangarei, where great food meets hot music — it’s the perfect place to enjoy a drink or two and dance the night away. One thing you must not miss is the Dargaville Club’s swinging 1960s party on the 12th — it’s a time warp back to a funkier era, with a top live band playing all the hits! The band, made up of guitarists Kevin Jobbitt and Chris Davidson, Saxophonist Stu Stevenson, bass player Dave Ryan and drummer Ned Pukeroa will cover all of their all-time favourites, spanning the Beatles, Cliff Richard, the Shadows and more icons of the 60s. If you grew up with these classic bands it’s time to dust off your flares, dig out your platform shoes and party! And for those of you who only know the timeless music of the 60s from old LPs and the radio, it’s a chance to feel what it was really like to be there for Woodstock -without the mud and rain.

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Newman Engineering (2004) Ltd

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

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122 Victoria Street .................021 413 565

Parkview Motel

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

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102 Jervois Street..................09 439 6124

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9 Liverpool Street...................09 439 5813

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Waldens Shoes

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

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

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Come with us back in time to the swinging Join Kevin Jobbitt (guitar), Chris Davidson (guitar), Stu Stevenson (sax), Dave Ryan (bass) and Ned Pukeroa (drums) as they bring the classic hits of the 60’s to life for one night only!

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Seventeen hours of jazz Aratapu Tavern is set to hold a jazz party on the weekend, October 6-7, with dozens of musicians, including Joe Carbery and the Swingtets featuring vocalist Carol Power

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“It’s got great prospects, there’s probably around 20 musicians going,” says Joe. He says that the set list will be informal and musicians will choose time slots they want to perform in on the weekend with a total of 17 hours live music over the two days. “Musicians will turn up on an adhoc basis, and you get a group together and  Joe Carbery and the Swingtets will perform at the jazz party in the weekend: Art Cummins on trumpet and flugelhorn, Joe Carbery on alto saxophone and vocals, Julian Russell on perform on the day.” piano, Marty Cullen on bass and Don Hales on drums Jazz originated in the south of the United States and owner, Donice continues on Sunday 9am-4pm with a courtesy Hall-Morris, originally from Texas says, “It’s going van provided for Baylys Beach, Glinks Gully and Dargaville. to take me right back to New Orleans” Entry into the party is free. It begins on Saturday at 11am-11pm and

A concert for all The Holy Trinity Anglican Church will be hosting a fundraising event with a twist on Sunday, October 14 with a variety concert at the Lighthouse Function Centre at Harding Park, Dargaville. “We wanted to do something a little different to raise funds — we hope people will enjoy it. It’s also an opportunity for people to show off what they can do,” says co-organiser, Pat Reed. The audience will be entertained with a variety of 10-minute performances over two hours including solo singers, duets and groups, as well as highland dancers, ballet dancers and Circus Kumarani.

The show will run from 2pm to 4.15pm with afternoon tea provided by the church parish. “There will be a real variety of music styles, from classical to contemporary as well as comical songs and country and western — something for the whole family. I think children will especially enjoy it as many of the performers are young.” Tickets are $15 adult, $5 child and $25 family, available from Gloria’s Flowers and Gifts, Walden’s Shoes and Empire Luncheonette. For more information contact Shirley Geraghty Ph 09 4398309 or Pat Reed Ph 027 5115860.

Mangawhai Art Trail More than 40 artists feature in the Mangawhai Art Trail over Labour Weekend with 14 venues beginning at Studio 50 in the village and ending at Jeanette Vickers art studio at Mangawhai Heads. “It’s a great weekend and the last arts trail we did, around Easter, we had around 400 people attend and I sold out of my abstract photographs,” says Jeanette. Included in the trail is Alene Featherstone who recently won first prize for the painting and drawing category at Gilmore Brown Kaipara Community Arts awards. It will be showcased in her studio along with a variety of paintings, drawings and pastel works including large drawings of pioneers depicting old bush themes. “The arts trails keep getting better

and better as they go on” says Alene. Secretary of the Dargaville Arts Association, Pauline Gough, will also showcase her work in the foyer of the new Mangawhai Museum along with 30 other artists. “It will be my second time on the arts trail – I exhibited at Easter and I found the Mangawhai Arts Association to be a really nice bunch of people to work with.” All 14 venues will be open 10am5pm Saturday and Sunday and Jeanette suggests that a good place to begin is at the museum. Maps can be collected at the Mangawhai Information Centre or any of the venues marked with pink flags. See this story at for a full list of venues

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Saturday 6 Oct 11am – 11pm & Sunday 7 Oct 9am – 4pm

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Gate Entry Events

Under 10yrs free All Others — $5.00 Competitors — $15.00 for all events (Jackpots are extra)

Barrel Race Team Roping Steer Undressing Breakaway roping Pole Bending

Rope and Tie Rawhide Bulldogging Cross Country Race Indian Game

Goat Challenge Sheep Catch Lollie Scramble Youth Calf Catching Greasy Pig

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Sunday Horse Trek

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Kaipara Service Directory AFFCO LIVESTOCK ATS ProPerty Maintenance & rePair

Terry North

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

Phone 09 439 5902

Mobile 027 484 1823 • Fax 09 439 1320

No jobRing tooAndrew small

Covering the Kaipara! Cell 0274 557 750

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

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

Mike Collins

021 22 33 470

Floor Sanding Greg Brownie

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

• Prepwork • Concrete grinding

Quality workmanship guaranteed Phone 027 439 7565 or 439 7564

Phone / Fax: 09 439 7172 E:

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


phone: 09

439 6880

8 Portland Street Dargaville

Conditions apply

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


The local law firm committed to you and your community

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

Phone us, we’re here to help

PHONE 09 439 7099

Hokianga Rd, Dargaville • Email

Lyn’s Cake Creations

Lo caL D e a Le rs fo r:

3 Parore St, Dargaville • Ph 09 439 8881

Jo’S Home Cookery For a taste of home

> Salads w Sweets 3 Homemade Pies u Caffe L’affare Coffee o Chowder 7 Kumara Cake a Roasts and more Senior CitizenS $12 roast Meal 6pm–7pm Monday & tuesday only For a taste of home cooking call in today Open 7 Days – Mon-Fri 9am & 6pm Sat 11am & 6pm, Sun 6pm

Maungaturoto Autopainters (McCook Ltd) For all your paint and panel repairs

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

09 439 0751

31 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

Ph 09 431 8545 After hours 09 431 8547


Neil Carter Trading as


Subsurface Drainage Specialists (Nth) All Services & Maintenance Available

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

‘Your Community Radio Station’

09 439 3003 Looking after your community in so many ways!

0274 914 091



Listen to Big River FM

New and Old Floors Carpet and Vinyl Preparation Quality Solvent & Water based Coating or

09 436 3929

WindoW & door ServiceS


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





“Come in and try our Seafood Chowder!”

138 Victoria St, Dargaville • 09 439 5435

Northland Laser Drainage Ltd

CROP, GUN & PASTURE SPRAYING All Enquiries Welcome

Pick Up & Delivery Service Available


relax revise renew • Engagement Portraits • Weddings • Family Portraits

Office: 09 299 64 86

Quality products | Quality service 227 rodney street, Wellsford 0940

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

Supply, InStallatIon tallat on & Serv ng ServIcIng

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

big big river river fm fm Dargaville 98.6 FM

Ruawai & Aranga 88.2 FM



Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 09 439 6933

Closing date for classified advertising for the 9 October 2012 edition is 10am, Monday 8 October 2012. See our terms and conditions online at For Sale

Property Maintenance

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 1 ADJUSTABLE DINING table with 4 chairs, can sit 8, for more info please phone 09 431 9074 after 5pm. BACK 2 WOOD Demolition. For your renovation needs. Servicing Northland — Auckland. Specialising in Windows, Doors & Ranchsliders. Also Kitchens, Vanities, Roofing & More. Phone 09 408 7163 or 0800 109 877. BRAKE PADS, large range in store, well priced. Auto One, Dargaville 09 439 8219. 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.

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.

Work Wanted ELECTRICAL & SECURITY (monitoring) CCTV. Minor repairs to full installation. Totally, locally owned for your comfort. Phone Keith 021 240 6764 (a/h 09 439 7448). 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.

Dargaville Bobcat Services

DRIVE BELTS, for cars and light commercials. Auto One Dargaville 09 439 8219.

ROWCROP WHEELS — 2x11.2x28s, 2x11.2x32s, 2x13.6x38s. Phone 0274 752 814.

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


Full range of Plumbing fittings available in store. Trade/Retail welcome

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

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

Ph Bernie 09 439 6785



Classified Advertising Call

09 439 6933

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

Phone 09 439 4940

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. You will have great communication skills. You can work in a team environment.

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



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



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

RN POSITION Clinical Coordinator To join our nursing team Min 3yrs Nsg Exp in NZ 3 days per wk- W, Th, F 0930-1800hrs Some shared A/H on-call

Contact: Wendy Norfolk Court Rest Home Dargaville

09 439 6214 Bus Hrs Email:

Kaipara Vintage Machinery Club Inc.

CRANK-UP DAY Saturday 6th October 2012 – 10:30am Harding Park, Dargaville • Butter making demonstration • Photographic display by members of the Dargaville Camera Club • Little horses – come and have a ride in the cart • Try your hand at spinning coloured fleece • Vintage tractors and implements • Billy tea • BBQ • Camp oven cooking • Light refreshments • Home made goods for sale • Sheep shearing • Stationary engines

You can demonstrate a go-getter attitude. If this is you come join the team Please send your CV to: NorthSouth Multi Media, PO Box 474, Dargaville Ph 09 439 6933

Sale Of Liquor Act 1989 Section (18)3 Application For Gary He and Lisa He, 64B Hokianga Road, Dargaville has made application to the Kaipara District Licensing Agency at Dargaville for the renewal of an On Licence in respect of the premises situated at 73–75 Victoria Street, Dargaville and known as the New Asian Restaurant.

Work with your local licensed dealer

If you’re reading this, then so are your customers Advertise today Phone 09 439 6933

Situations Vacant PERMANENT PART time position available. Are you over 20 years old? Enjoy working sole charge in the evening and weekends and able to fill in extra shifts if required? If you are clean, tidy, honest & extremely reliable with a great bubbly, happy friendly personality; have recent retail experience & customer service experience; Have excellent communication & keyboard skills... If interested please send in a copy of your CV and covering letter to Blockbuster Dargaville, 3 Poto Street, Dargaville. Applications close 15th October 2012.

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

Plumbing and Heating Centre 102 Jervois Street, Dargaville

COLOSTRUM & Penicillin milk. Ph: 09 439 0673 or 021 102 1827.


WHOLESALE PRICES direct to 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.

Ruawai Homekills

 09 439 6123

Wanted To Buy

MSF UK Osteopath for Back Pain Relief

09 439 2620 021 185 4856

FILTERS — Oil, air and fuel filters. Good prices. Auto One Dargaville 09 439 8219.

SOLAR POWER — wind generators — grid connected systems — etc. Amak Solutions, Phone Keith 021 240 6764 (a/h 09 439 7448).

Nick Evans

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

Public Notices

Variety Concert at the Lighthouse Function Centre

Sunday 14th October 2pm All local artists Tickets $15 – Children $5 – Family $25

Tickets available from • Gloria’s Florist • Waldens Shoes • Empire Luncheonette presented by Holy Trinity Anglican Church The Kauri Chorus will do the finale

Dargaville lions Club Collecting quality second hand goods for future auction. Ph: 09 439 4040 or A/h: 09 439 5937

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: Restaurant. The days on which and the hours during which liquor is sold under the licence are Monday to Sunday 10:00am to 12 Midnight. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the Kaipara District Licensing Agency at Kaipara District Council offices at 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville or the Kaiwaka Service Centre, State Highway One, Kaiwaka. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 10 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Agency at the Kaipara District Council, Private Bag 1001, Dargaville. This is the first publication of this notice.


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Baylys Beach 7 Sunset Drive


Must be sold

Sat 13th Oct, 1pm at Ray White Offices, 6 Poto Street, Dargaville (unless sold prior)

Prime Baylys Beach Section

Sat 17th Nov, 1pm at Ray White Offices, 6 Poto Street, Dargaville (unless sold prior)

Excellent cropping land almost 5 acres (1.81 ha) plus 2 bedroom 1930’s cottage. Loads of potential here. Live off the land and create your own lifestyle. Let your imagination run wild. Vendors want this property sold. G.V. $155,000. Well worth considering.

Open Home Sat 6th Oct, 1pm—2pm Jean Johnson 027 499 6493, 09 439 7575 dar20186

Excellent location, good size section of 971m2. Sheltered position from westerlies with nice peaceful rural outlook. Build your new beach home now, only a short distance to golf course, Funky Fish Café and beach. Will be sold under the G.V. $105,000. Vendor says sell NOW!!! Great future investment for the astute buyer.

Jean Johnson 027 499 6493, 09 439 7575 dar20206

Jean Johnson Realty

The new Toyota Camry Altera is here Come in to view Toyota’s latest flagship mid-sized sedan *See the review on page 11 of this paper 2008 Toyota Hilux�����������������������������������������$29,995 with canopy and roof rack 2008 Honda Accord V6 L Sedan �����������������$21,995 3471cc, VCM 5 Speed Auto, Leather Trim 1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 ���������������������������$6,995 Sedan, 118,000km, 2790cc, Automatic 2006 Landcruiser 70 Series Flatdeck ��������$37,495 Toyota L�C� Diesel 2005 Daihatsu Delta����������� Serious Offers $17,000 Tipper, 2800cc, Manual 2008 Ford Roadster 27T ������������������������������$43,000 Hot Rod, 5700cc, Automatic, Less than 1,000 miles 2010 Holden SS ��������������������������������������������$39,995 Sedan, AFM Facelift model in black 2000 Toyota Hilux 4x4 D-Cab 2.7 Petrol �����������$17,495

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