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Rural sector a boost to uneven growth in the Kaipara Te Kopuru kids take the stage

Te Kopuru School students experienced the thrill of performing …

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Pahi fishing contest resumes

The annual Pahi Regatta, an anniversary weekend fixture …

P5 p Good offshore agricultural and forestry prices are a boost to the Kaipara District economy

See story on page 3 …

MRRA offer ‘totally unacceptable’ A move by the Mangawhai Residents and Ratepayers Association to reduce the impact of higher rates due to the town's wastewater cost blow-out has failed to impress the Kaipara District Council.

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A community meeting of disabled, mainly young people and service providers was held in Dargaville …

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The $80 million cost overrun of the EcoCare sewage project saw rates rise across the Kaipara, and included marked rises in Mangawhai. Now the Kaipara District Council commissioners have rejected a suggestion from the MRRA which would

see it's members “exclusively being exempted from paying certain rates.” The council says the proposal was included in the associations formal response to a council initiative to try and end the legal action taken by the MRRA against the council.

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p Te Kopuru School students experienced the thrill of performing when the curtain rose on their pantomime Haki and the Kumara Vine. The pantomime was a rendition of Jack and the Beanstalk, with a local flavour. A strong cast was supported by the school choir and ukulele band. Principal Lee Anderson says the children will bring Haki and the Kumara Vine to Dargaville, although a date has yet to be set. Pictured are Kees McCahon (left) who plays Simple Simon and Gizelle Ironside discussing whether to milk Pohutukawa the cow (right).

How the West was fun  The Northern Wairoa Hotel was the scene of frenetic rodeo action last week, as the much-feared mechanical bull rode into town to test the skills of Dargaville’s cowboy elite. With many strong men thrown by the bovine beast, it was good to know that a consolatory pint was on hand, and prospective riders are even now sharpening up their skills for another round when the bull returns.

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p The Maungaturoto Hotel’s ‘On Screen’ party was all about impersonating famous actors and actresses — but one guest didn’t have to wear a special costume to resemble a star of the screen. Kiwi actress Jacqueline Nairn, best known for her role as ‘Wendy Cooper’ on Shortland Street was there to join in the fun, joining a crowd of locals for a night of Oscar-worthy glamour.


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Kiwi walks at Trounson Park Rural sector a boost to uneven growth in the Kaipara … continued from front page

Most of us know what a kiwi looks like. But very few have ever seen one in the wild.

u by Colin Patterson

In a result that might surprise many, Kaipara’s economy has grown faster than the Northland region and the country as a whole.

p These two kiwi are being well cared for at Whangarei’s Native Bird Sanctuary

Being nocturnal animals they are seldom around when we want to see them and being fairly timid they tend to scurry away whenever anyone gets too close. Kiwi are still endangered and too many are victims of predators such as weasels, cats and dogs. Almost 95% of kiwi die before reaching adulthood. So, if you thought you’d never get to see a kiwi up close, think again. The Department of Conservation is holding night walks at Trounson Kauri Park on Saturday October 12. Walks begin from the car park at 7pm, with

the last walk at 10.30pm. The walks aim to get the community involved in helping to save New Zealand’s national bird. Anyone five and over is welcome. However, because of limited numbers registrations are required. To register call DoC’s Dargaville office on 09 439 3450 or email djones@doc.govt.nz. Wear strong footwear and bring a torch. The walks are part of Save Kiwi Week which is sponsored by the Bank of New Zealand and Kiwis for Kiwi. For more information, go to www.kiwisforkiwi.org.nz. ¢

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MRRA offer ‘totally unacceptable’ He said a response from the MRRA to council’s settlement offer was ‘totally unacceptable’. “The MRRA has proposed that members of their association — exclusively — be exempted from paying certain  rates. Commissioners will simply not entertain any side deal with the MRRA that favours a group of around 600 people over more than 13,000 other ratepayers in the district. That is simply not fair. “Frankly, given the MRRA’s suggestion that their legal action was

being taken ‘on behalf’ of the district, I am astounded at their suggestion,” he said. In reply, The chairman of the MRRA, Bruce Rogan, said that ‘broadly speaking’ the association had sought the suspension of penalties on unpaid ‘illegally imposed rates and some sort of compensation, perhaps by credits or other mechanism’. “But it's a bit like the big corporation taking on the little corn farmer. We take the view that council has an infinite amount of money to continue their legal action.” ¢

A report prepared by Infometrics for the Kaipara District Council, says the district’s economy grew by 3.4% in the year to March 2013, faster than the national rate of 2.8%. Kaipara also grew faster than the Far North and Whangarei districts (3.1% each). Chief executive Steve Ruru told last week’s council meeting that the figures were almost entirely attributable to good world prices received for agricultural and forestry products. Conditions in other industries remain less than ideal. Retail sales are 14% below their March 2010 level, while car registrations dropped by 10% during the year. Unemployment rose by 1.1%, a smaller rise than for the region (1.3%) but bigger than the national increase (0.5%).

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The high rate of economic growth has not fed down into the housing market. House prices are 23% below their December 2008 peak, while the annual total of residential buildings consents was 44% below the level achieved in March 2007. However, the number of house sales rose by 37.5% in the last year, although prices decreased by 2.7% to an average of $187,000. The average price was well below the Northland average ($295,000) and the national average ($376,000). Tourism continued to be a success story for the region, with guest nights in the year to March 2013 rising by 4.3% compared with the previous 12 months. That increase was higher than for the Northland region (-3.1%) and for the country (0.2%). ¢

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Kaipara band home for gig Mangawhai’s labour weekend feast of arts More than 40 artists from the greater Kaipara region will be displaying their art at 12 different venues in and around Mangawhai this Labour Weekend when the Mangawhai Artists Association host their annual arts trail.

A band with real Kaipara roots is coming back to play at the Mangawhai Tavern later in the month as part of a national tour launching their new album.

p This year’s showcase of local art aims to build on the success of last year’s exhibition

Mangawhai Artists Association president Jan Grover says all the venues are fully accessible, entry is free and all are open from 10am to 5pm. “Work on show from our pool of talented artists

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p Soljah band members from left: Jacob Nansen, Les Watene, Ben Ratima, Raniera Littlejohn, Tawhiri Littlejohn

The five piece group now largely based in Auckland, are led by Ben Ratima from Maungaturoto while the other members hail from Kaiwaka. Their new album ‘Aotearoa’ showcases the extraordinary skills of lead vocalist and guitarist Ben Ratima, with Les Watene also lead guitar, Tawhiri Littlejohn on drums, bassist Raniera Littlejohn and on keyboards Jacob Nansen. Ben says the album is an amalgam of blues/funk, R&B, reggae, soul and rock. “It’s a mix of influences including reggae, jazz and distorted guitar which gives a fairly unique and funky sound.”

He says he and Les, as well as brothers, Tawhiri and Raniera grew up on the Kaipara and formed the band in 2009. “We’ve been friends for a long time and some of us went to the same school, so the band grew out of that.” While on the hunt for a keyboarder, they found fellow Northlander Jacob Nansen working in a music shop in Auckland and brought him on board. The album has taken two years to produce and Ben says it’s their biggest achievement to date. They’ll be at the Mangawhai Tavern with Blacklistt on October 19th. ¢

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Beneath the Surface

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u by Paul Campbell

Council has adopted its Annual Report for the year ending 30 June 2013. A net surplus of $982,000 has been generated. This compares with deficits of $10.6 million in 2012 and $5.7 million in 2011. Getting the Council into the black quickly was a key goal of Commissioners. Council is now a sustainable organisation, where expenditure is covered by revenue. From a ratepayer’s perspective, this means that the high rate increases struck over the past two years will come to an end. Rate increases from 1 July 2014 should closely reflect inflationary movements. Ending the growth of debt was also a key goal of Commissioners. Council debt has dropped by $1.5 million over the year to 30 June 2013, to a level of $77.5 million. It will move down to $50 million over the next ten years if future Councils maintain the plans now being implemented by the Commissioners.

relating to the matter which might influence, or be perceived to influence their actions. The Council’s Fraud policy is important. Fraud can be very difficult to identify. Thus, when there is suspicion of fraud by any member of staff, a Council contractor, or an elected member, there needs to be a clear mechanism to bring this to the surface and ensure that appropriate follow-up action is taken. These Council policies can be found on the Council’s web site, www.kaipara.govt.nz. Water and Wastewater actions in the District.

Deloitte is now Council’s Auditor. Their Audit Report, together with the full Annual Report is available on the Council’s web site, www.kaipara.govt.nz.

The bulk of Council expenditure is on the development and maintenance of key infrastructure – including roads, stormwater, wastewater and water. The range of activities that have recently been actioned include the desludging of the Te Kopuru oxidation pond, preparing for the Dargaville water supply to have a UV Treatment Unit installed, and the calling for expressions of interest to explore treated wastewater disposal options for the Mangawhai Wastewater Scheme.

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The invitation to settle.

While getting the Council finances back into shape has been a key year one priority for Commissioners, many other matters that assist good governance will be a focus of our work over the next year. At the September Council meeting, policies were put in place surrounding a “Code of Conduct” for staff, a “Conflict of Interest” for staff and how the organisation needs to take measures to prevent fraud – a “Fraud Policy”.

In my last column, I advised that the Council had invited the Mangawhai Ratepayers and Residents Association to come to the table to settle the issues that they have with the Council. The Association has responded in a way that makes it inevitable that the Court proceedings will continue, at a hearing date set down for 3 February 2014. One of the conditions that the Association responded with for settlement was that their members, exclusively, be exempted from certain rates. This is totally unacceptable to Council. The Commissioners will not entertain a side deal with the Association that favours the members of this group of approximately 600 property owners over the interests of more than 13,000 other property owners in the District.

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p Lining up for the bath-tub races at last years Pahi Regatta

The day-long event will be held on October 12, and there’s plenty of fun organised for fishers, and landlubbers, according to club treasurer, Leah Greenall. “We are looking forward to getting the club moving again with both boating and social memberships. We have a delightful new clubrooms right at the water’s edge by the wharf and of course we are the base for the regatta weekend which attracts huge attention every summer.” Tickets for fishing contestants, who will vie for a wide range of prizes over several species of fish, will be available at $10 for adults and $5 for children at the clubrooms from 7am on the day of competition, with the weigh-in at 4pm.

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“For supporters, we will be having quick fire raffles, a sheep on the spit, a kids colouring competition, and lots more,” said Leah. ”Everyone is welcome — you don’t have to be a member but it would be great if you joined up.” The club is already preparing for the two-day regatta in January, which has run for 123 years, barring wartimes. The event includes a Miss Pahi contest — open to all ages and genders too — in a marquee also offering hospitality and entertainment, while on the water, launches, canoes, outboard-powered bathtubs and runabouts, all race for prize money. “Watch this space,” adds Leah. “The next event will be better than ever.” ¢

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Insulation a healthy helping hand u by Alan Wheatley

Those seeking to insulate their homes and benefit from improved health will be able to explore funding opportunities on Thursday, with a visiting representative from Manaia Public Health Organisation. The Whangarei based PHO coordinates services, resources and expertise and delivers specialised primar y healthcare ser vices across Northland. The Regional health coordinator, healthy homes Tai Tokerau, Melanie Dalziel, will be at the Early Years Hub in Hokianga Street in Dargaville from 10.30 am to 1 pm on Thursday to discuss home insulation eligibility. She says to qualify for a home insulation subsidy, applicants must have or be eligible for a community services card and must also have a health referral. “We give priority for free house insulation to families that have children aged 0 to 15 years and those 65 and over who suffer from respiratory conditions contributed to by living in cold, damp houses.” Ms Dalziel says the programme has been running since 2008 and uses only qualified technicians to install insulation. “We have insulated over 200 homes in Dargaville, 40 homes in both Ruawai and Te Kopuru, around 30 homes in Maungaturoto,

approximately 20 homes in Paparoa along with a scattering of other homes across the Kaipara district.” She says those who are renting must have the permission of the landlord but the scheme does not apply to those in state or council owned housing. “If you own your home and meet the criteria, insulation is free, if you are a tenant you are still eligible for the programme on the consideration that approval from your landlord is required, along with the landlord making a one off financial contribution, but it’s still a win-win for everyone, especially the house resident.”

A merry Christmas coming up u by Alan Wheatley

A community meeting of disabled, mainly young people and service providers held in Dargaville to explore needs, concerns and ideas has come up with some positive outcomes, including hosting a major social event prior to Christmas.

p Members of Dargaville’s disabled community at the Town Hall brainstorming session around improving services and activities

Representatives from nine groups providing social and recreational services for the disabled, met with about forty people to pinpoint needs and problems. CEO of the umbrella YES Disability Resource Centre, Sonia Thursby, said one of the aims was to set up a local version of the very successful CUBE in Dargaville. “The CUBE is a multi-layered initiative for young disabled people so they can access drama, sport and leadership programmes, come together socially and it also provides a voice so they can say

what they have been up to, exchange news and just socialise.” Ms Thursby says a key finding of the meeting was that a lot of young disabled people have little or nothing to do and many simply sit at home all day. The meeting resolved that prior to Christmas, Dargaville would host a major social event for disabled people. “The exciting part is that Dargaville will host it and invite people from Whangarei, instead of the other way around, and that has to be a major first.” ¢


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History comes alive in Dargaville

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Dargaville is a town with history — from our pioneering roots in the age of kauri logging and tall ships come stories of heroism, enterprise and triumph over adversity. But it’s not just written history which survives. Many of the machines and tools which were used by settlers to tame the Kaipara are still with us, and many of the finest examples are kept by the Kaipara Vintage Machinery Club, at Dargaville’s Harding Park. The members of this enthusiastic group don’t just collect these heritage exhibits, either — they keep them working, offering a chance to enjoy a hands-on experience of the past. The Vintage Machinery Club’s ‘crank up’ days are enjoyed by all comers, and the exhibition of early technology planned for Saturday October 19th is sure to be no exception. As well as the

chugging, whirring and roaring engines there’ll be a chance to experience some realities of settler’s life — from boiling a billy of tea and enjoying hot scones from the camp oven to spinning fleece and even watching some ‘old school’ sheep shearing, the way great-grandad would have remembered it. There will be tractors and farm machines, miniature horses and carts, and a barbecue lunch to enjoy as well. Another highlight will be a display of photographic art from the Dargaville Camera Club. It’s a great day out for the whole family, and a peek into a bygone era preserved by our dedicated local volunteers. ¢

p Bill Fitness of the Dargaville Vintage Machinery Club with one of their restored classic tractors

Final push for Northland cancer centre u by Colin Patterson

A campaign to give Northland its own specialist cancer centre has almost reached fruition, with a big push underway to reach the $3 million fundraising target by October 31. Project Promise is the brainchild of the Northland Community Foundation, a group of volunteers who have come together to raise money for good causes in Northland. Manager Lisa Woodward says the trust has an agreement with the Northland District Health Board, that if the community can raise $3 million for a specialist cancer centre at Whangarei Hospital, it will provide the remainder. Ms Woodward says Project Promise has raised $2.617 million and has to raise a further $383,000 by the end of the month. “We’ve made amazing progress in the last month. We’re now looking for businesses and community

organisations to help us get to the finish. While there are already cancer treatment facilities for Northlanders at Whangarei Hospital, Ms Woodward says they are inadequate. “It’s a really cramped space that’s shared with a lot of other specialities. There’s no space for families and friends and no space for families and conferences. “The new centre will have space for whanau and conferences.” Designs have been completed and all building and resource consents obtained. “If we have $3 million by October 31, we call for tenders on November 1.”

The centre will be named the Jim Carney Cancer Treatment Centre in memory of the former Whangarei businessman and city councillor who died in 2000. Ms Woodward says the foundation has committed to use Northland contractors for the project. All going well, the centre will open by November 2014. Ms Woodward says the Northland DHB will staff the centre and meet

its operating costs. While the centre will include diagnostic and treatment services, specialist radiation treatments will still be performed in Auckland, as Northland lacks the population for that service to be viable here. You can donate to Project Promise at any BNZ branch or via Internet banking to account 02-0492-0111777-00. Further information can be found at www. northlandcommunityfoundation.co.nz. ¢

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DARGAVILLE ROTARY 75TH ANNIVERSARY AVILLE ROTARY DARG Congratulations to our dedicated local Rotarians for reaching this memorable milestone!

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75 years of serving the community u by Colin Patterson

On Wednesday July 20, 1938 at 11.45am a momentous event in the history of Dargaville took place. At that time the first meeting of the Rotary Club of Dargaville was called to order. Seventy-five years later the club celebrates three-quarters of a century of service to the Kaipara community. Through the years Dargaville Rotary has raised funds for good causes organised events, run student exchanges and served the community. Being one of the first Rotary clubs outside any of the main centres, Dargaville Rotary’s membership has

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been split between the farm and town. That has given Dargaville Rotary a special character; practical know-how combined with a willingness to get stuck in and get the job done. In 1988 the Rotary Club of Dargaville marked its 50th anniversary by presenting the community with a solar powered clock located in the central business area. That year p Over the years Dargaville Rotary has found funds for scores of community initiatives. They include the Dargaville Health also marked the opening shuttle. Pictured with the shuttle is driver Gary Fowlie of the long awaited new bridge over the Northern Wairoa the club sponsored the Northern River. The club helped organise the Wairoa Schools speech competition official opening of the bridge, including and with other Northland Clubs ran charging people $1 to be the first to the Rishworth Cup secondary schools walk across it. speech competition. Twenty-five years later Dargaville Rotary president Margaret Bishop Rotarians are still working for the says Dargaville Rotary is keen to community. Next month the club will welcome new members who believe in sponsor the New Zealand Ballet’s visit ‘service above self’ and enjoy having to Dargaville, giving Kaipara residents fun. If you are interested in Rotary call the chance to see the country’s top her on 09 439 5065 or go to sites. dancers performing right here. Recently google.com/site/dargavillerotaryclub. ¢

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While the press headlines ‘Fonterra farmers rejoice’ over the third increase this season in the milk price forecast to $8.30 a kilogram of milk solids, the increased payout forecast has caused some banks to put pressure on their farmer clients to put their farms up for sale, due to their high debt loadings. The national farm debt of some $46 billion and the billions of dollars owed by the urban business sector, when added to local government debt, clearly shows many New Zealanders are not frightened to borrow. History has shown many times that borrowers have made the fatal mistake of thinking that because the bank continues to lend the money, the bank must think that the borrower can afford to repay it. One only has to look at the recent world-wide financial collapse, where many examples of lending ended up in foreclosures. The weekend’s article that the Auckland Super City’s debt has gone from $3.9 billion to $6.7 billion over the last three years and will increase to $8.75 billion after six years, should ring alarm bells and cause us to go forward cautiously. The Governor of the Reserve Bank’s recent projections that interest rates will increase to up to 8% plus, in a bid to try and temper the heat that is growing in the economy, brought about by people having easy access to money, will I

believe, simply cause more businesses and farms and wage earners who have huge mortgages on their houses, to face the threat of foreclosures. The New Zealand Labour Party has already signalled that they want to increase the national minimum wage to $18.00 per hour, claiming that the average wage earner cannot survive on the current minimum wage structure. I think everyone would agree that everybody has the right to receive a wage that provides a living and fair reward for their efforts. There will be employers who will claim that this increase will affect the economic viability of their businesses. The golden rules of banking at one time were, you borrowed no more than four times your gross income. Debt servicing was not to exceed 25% of your gross income. The issue facing our rural communities, is that they should not simply rely on the dairy industry having a lot of discretionary income to spend. Much of the increased payout is going

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“Tell ya wot Dog, it was the biggist snappa ya ever seen.” Yep, me Billy BC back again, an’ the subjict at smoko hear ona farm is still boats eh? But, nah, not the Mericas Kup big boats. Mine you, wen tha dockin’ crew froma pub was hear last week, orl they cood talk about over tha keg after the dockin’ of the littil lambs, was tha bluddy Mericas Kup. Ya’d reckin they shood orl be ina Teem New Zilland, ‘cos they reckin they no wot went rong ina final races, an’ how tha rools were all upa booeye. Still rabbitin’on wen its orl over enway. (Mine yoo they doa same wiv tha rugby). Wel enyway, Boss is talkin’ about boats cos he’s gone and gotta ewe one. He took me out ona water ata weekend, an’ eye no just wot he ment about tha biggest snappa ever. We was down ona Kaipra katchin’ some good little fishies, ana kupla carwhy, wen orl of a suddin, Plumbas reel went hissin’ wen sumthin’ took off with his line. The blokes ona boat orl reckind it were a shark, so I shot upa front ofa boat take get outa tha way of any teef. Well, Plumba got fings una control, an’ started reelin’ ina shark, wot turned inta a bluddy big snappa. Wen I saw that I come back upa blunt end, and tha snappa was just ona surface at the backa the boat. It was so big that tha Boss was lookin’ fer a landin’ net. But cos it was a new boat, he hadint got one yet. “Jeez,” yelled a Boss. “That’s gotta be 10 kilos or more — she’s a record bluddy snappa that won.” Tell ya reeders, thear was a lotta excitement, and then ‘BANG,’ the blimmin’ fishin’ rod snapped up, tha line wint slack, ana snappa wuz gone. Well, I won’t write down wot was sed ona boat. Boss’s gerlrend Sharlene has crackt down on bad language ona farm since she an’ Boss had that dorter

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Letters to the Editor Thanks Dear Sir, I would like to say thank you for the generosity of the boating clubs of the North Kaipara region — the Ruawai Boating Club, Pahi Regatta Club, Dargaville Boating Club and Tinopai Boating Club — and the general public who donated money to these clubs to paint my house. I am very grateful. Also, thank you to David, the painter — you have done a wonderful job. It is 18 years since it

A bit rich Its a relief to know that the report on the KDC is now nearing completion according to the Office of the Auditor General. It however begs the question of why such an exhaustive study was not made years ago when the Mangawhai Residents and Ratepayers Association first raised concerns. Records will show that the MRRA made many attempts to bring this matter to the attention of officialdom which had powers to regulate the council but those protests seem to have fallen on deaf ears.

was last painted by myself. It took me four weeks and I painted the roof then, with a broom. Also I have enjoyed all the years I’ve worked on the radio for North Kaipara Volunteer Coastguard and before that with the Kaipara CB Marine Group. Just saving one life is a bonus. Again, thank you to you all — and also to the Ruawai Boating Club and the Pahi Regatta Club for the lovely painting you presented me with, and also the cheque. Thank you all. Dorothy Quaife. NKVCG — Radio Operator If the ratepayers had any real legal powers the KDC would have been halted in its track years ago and that said it is a bit rich now to hear the commissioners suggesting that the ratepayers are legally liable for the huge loans that they clearly opposed. The protests made by the MRRA and others are well catalogued and should this matter go to court the correspondence trail will tell it as it was and no amount of concoction after the event will be able to cover those facts. Roy Vaughan, Mangawhai

Mangawhai rates debacle Just for the record, I am not a bludger. I am currently a Rates Striker. I have paid my rates to Kaipara Districe Council without fail, since I became a property owner here in 1985. I have even paid the Storm Water Rates all that time, even though my property is regularly flooded, because of inadequate maintenance of the stormwater drain that flows through my property. I have also paid off almost four mortgages in that time, and as I head towards retirement age, I would hope to be able to continue to live in my only home that I built in 1985, and called my home ever since. The reason I am now withholding my rates is because no one has been listening to the serious concerns raised by various ratepayers about why we suddenly have to pay a huge loan, three times higher than the original cost of a sewage system that I agreed to be part of. My rates have increased almost 200% since before Ecocare. I have paid my Initial Contribution to the Mangawhai Ecocare system, over

the last 4 years. That was a significant increase in my rates, and took a large part of my income to pay. I am withholding my rates because neither the MP in charge of local body councils, nor the Ombudsman, nor the Auditor General, it seems, have taken any notice of our concerns. In fact, the Government including one of our own Northland MPs (not someone I voted for) seem to think a quick bill pushed through Parliament will cover up all those inconsistencies and concerns that we have, and make us pay. However, a High Court Judge has ruled that we do have a point, and we will get our week in court to be heard. I wonder if this Government is working legally, if it refuses to listen to our own Justice System. I expect to pay my rates again, when this matter has been resolved. If the rates remain as high as they are now, I will have no choice but to sell up and move away from my own home of 30 years. Is that fair? Name withheld Abridged

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Farrand & Mason Ltd. GENERAL & PRECISION ENGINEERS

Phone: 439 7335 Normanby Street Dargaville

C H A I N S AW S & M OW E R S

Pick Up & Delivery Service Available Conditions apply

Best under pressure

Lo caL D e aLe r s f o r :

Phone / Fax: 09 439 7172 E: dargaville@laserelectrical.co.nz www.dargaville.laserelectrical.co.nz

Customised for you in your office or mine

Professional and computerised service for your business Phone Sheena on 021 439 157

Floor Sanding Locally owned and operated - Quality workmanship guaranteed

• Floor restoration • New floors sanded and coated

• Prepwork

• Polyurethane Finishes • Oil Finishes • Concrete Grinding and Polishing

NZQA Qualified with National Certificate. Approved Member Floor NZ

3 Parore St, Dargaville • Ph 09 439 8881 •  Audio Visual •  Domestic Wiring •  Lighting Shop •  Security / CCTV Systems •  Heat Pumps •  Refrigeration •  Repairs & Maintenance •  Cowshed Electrical Systems •  Air Conditioning / Ventilation

Bookkeeping and administration services

grEg BroWniE

09 439 7564 027 439 7565

New patients welcome! love your smile 30 Hokianga Road Dargaville | Ph 09 439 8170 email: hokiangaroad@lumino.co.nz | lumino.co.nz WINDOW & DOOR SERVICES

WindoW & door ServiceS SuMMer iS coMinG... S Stay Secure Stay inSect Free call us today forWINDOW a quote on security doors & insect & screens for summer!

DOOR See the difference, feel the difference SERVICES

32 Gladstone St, Dargaville • Mob 027 275 0918, Ph/Fax 09 439 6458

Established over 60 years your local funeral director Male and Female staff available to discuss all funeral arrangements Pre-paid and pre-arranged funeral options

FREECALL 0800 66 77 47 199 Kamo Road • Whangarei • 437 5799 • Tollfree 0800 667 747

ARCHITECTURAL BUILDING PLANS AND DESIGNS WRIGHT DESIGN

QUALIFIED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNERS NZCAD, L.B.P. 117345

40+ years experience • All designs/plans council guaranteed FREE site/house visit • Plan printing available from A4 to A0 Ask Brian for your discount 360 Oneriri Road, Kaiwaka 0573 office 09 423 8092 or 09 431 2544 mobile 021 276 7389 email brianwright@clear.net.nz www.wrightdesign.co.nz


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Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 09 439 6933

Closing date for classified advertising for the 15 October 2013 edition is 10am, Monday 14 October 2013. See our terms and conditions online at www.kaiparalifestyler.co.nz For Sale MANUAL POST hole borers, 150mm – 300mm, $90 plus freight. Good & cheap. Phone 09 431 6309 or 021 777 792.

TILES

Call in to our showroom to see the large range of quality tiles available at

Work Wanted

Pinaki Sand & Clean Fill 09 439 1505 027 614 6309

DENISE CLARK Toenail & Fingernail Cutting Service

Phone

09 439 6068

Plumbing and Heating Centre

 0800 326 123

102 Jervois Street, Dargaville Work Wanted PART TIME or full time, anything considered. Building background. Phone 09 431 6309 or 021 777 792. 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. 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.

NEED A PLUMBER? THEN CALL THE BEST! Supplies - Repairs - Maintenance. New installations, upgrades & renovations, burst pipes, hot water cylinders, kitchens & bathrooms.

Plumbing and Heating Centre Phone today 09 439 6123

 0800 326 123

102 Jervois Street, Dargaville

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

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.

Traditional Manuka wood smoked Bacon, Ham & Salami

PAINTER & decorator, Int, Ext 43yrs experience. Free quote, phone Allen 027 290 4332.

Phone 09 439 2020 • Cell 021 401 934 ruawaihomekills@gmail.com Information Packs Available Covering the Kaipara and Whangarei Regions

Situations Vacant

Caregivers Wanted

PAINTER & wallpapering specialist, roof spraying and waterblasting. Phone John, Crawford Solutions, 09 439 5289 or 022 642 1376. WATER TANK Vacuum clean, Full tank OK, Waste no more than 1,000 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

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!

Tangowahine School

office administrator

8 hours per week (to be negotiated) Term Time only School office administration experience advantageous. Good computer and word processing skills essential. Send a cv including names of two referees to: Lynn Burrell Acting Principal 36 Tangowahine Valley Rd RD2 Dargaville 0372 Applications close 14 October.

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

Nurseries & Plants NATIVE PLANTS from Babylon Coast Gardens Ltd. We have a great range of native and coastal tolerant plants at wholesale prices with further discounts for purchases of 50 or more plants. 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 or email info@babyloncoastgardens.co.nz.

BENNEYDALE — MANGAPEHI — Pureora District Reunion. January 25th / 26th 2014. Waitomo Club, Te Kuiti. Registration forms and information, Jenifer Reinhardt 07 878 4885, jenifer.graeme@slingshot. co.nz. Nancy Timmo 07 878 3303, kntimmo@xtra. co.nz. David Hunter 07 886 5337, da.@xtra.co.nz. FREE & Confidential NW Family Budgeting Service. Advice and complete money management if required. Call at 5 Portland Street or phone 09 439 8592.

Senior Prizegiving

Got2Go Got2Go

Dargaville High School

Plants

Plants

Pittosporum Pohutukawa Griselinia Corokia Coprosma

The Board of Trustees and the Principal of Dargaville High School extend a cordial invitation to you to attend our annual Senior Prizegiving Ceremony to be held in the School Hall on Friday 1st November 2013 commencing at 9.45am. Could visitors please be seated by 9.30am.

Cordylines Bottlebrush Flaxes Vireyas Hebes

all $5 also $1 to $3 plants 9–4pm Wednesday to Sunday

55 West Coast Rd, Te Kopuru

09 439 5556

Find

The ceremony will be split into two sessions. Session one is between 9.45am and 11.00am and session two is between 11.30am and 12.45pm. Sporting and Academic Dux awards will be presented at the end of the Prizegiving Ceremony. There will be a morning tea in the staffroom between the two sessions

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AGM Northern Wairoa Community Radio Trust To be held at the Lions Hall, Hokianga Road, Dargaville on

We can train you to become a live-in caregiver to provide services to our elderly clients. Send your CV to jonathan@tlc4u2.co.nz or call Jonathan on 09 438 2314

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.

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

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

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

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Property Maintenance

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

Homekills

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.

• Calfshed/stockyard • Site preparations • Drilling

• Driveways • Metal spreading

Tip Truck also available Phone or Txt Paul 027 271 2022

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at 7pm ALL WELCOME

OTAMATEA COMMUNITY SERVICES INC Welcomes you to the

AGM

7.30pm 16 October 2013 ST JOHN HALL HURNDALL ST MAUNGATUROTO

NOTICE OF DAY ELECTION for the Northpower Electric Power Trust 2013 election NOMINATIONS RECEIVED Notice is given under the Northpower Electric Power Trust Deed of Trust that the following persons have been duly nominated as candidates for the Northpower Electric Power Trust: Whangarei District Council area (five vacancies) ANGELO, Erc PROVAN, Ross BROADBELT, Murray ROBERTSON, Don DAVIES-COLLEY, Tony ROBINSON, Tim DURHAM, Irene ROSSITER, Bill As there are more candidates than there are vacancies to be filled, an election will be held between the listed candidates on Saturday, 23 November 2013 under the first past the post electoral system by postal voting and online voting. Kaipara District Council area (two vacancies) DRAKE, Richard McKENZIE, Sheena As the number of candidates does not exceed the number of vacancies, Richard DRAKE and Sheena McKENZIE are duly declared elected trustees of the Northpower Electric Power Trust. VOTING DOCUMENTS Voting documents will be posted to electors within the Whangarei District Council area from Friday, 1 November 2013. Voting documents must be returned no later than noon, Saturday 23 November 2013 to the electoral officer or an electoral official. Electors may vote by: 1. Completing their voting document and posting it back using the prepaid envelope provided; or 2. Voting online by following the instructions on their voting document; or 3. Hand delivering their voting document to the Northpower Electric Power Trust Office (Plus Chartered Accountants), 134 Bank Street, Whangarei, during normal business hours and between 9.00am and noon, Saturday, 23 November 2013. SPECIAL VOTING Special votes will be available from Friday, 1 November 2013 to Friday, 22 November 2013 during normal business hours and from 9.00am to noon on Saturday, 23 November 2013 from the Trust office (at the above address) or by phoning 0800 922 822. Dated at Whangarei, 30 September 2013 Dale Ofsoske Electoral Officer Independent Election Services Ltd Northpower Electric Power Trust

Enquiries phone 0800 922 822


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Ruawai 70 Jellicoe Street Deceased Estate To be sold by Auction if not sold prior. 3 bedrooms, large section with room to expand. Single garage and carport. Roll up your sleeves and do a little renovation work. Good for a first home Buyer or Investor.

Ray White Dargaville REAA2008

Auction (unless sold prior) Sunday 8th November 1.30pm Ray White Office, 6 Poto Street, Dargaville Open Home Sunday 13th October 1.30–2.15pm Sunday 20th October 1.30–2.15pm Sunday 27th October 1.30–2.15pm Kelvin Windsor 027 570 4600 Licence 10008608 kelvin.windsor@raywhite.com rwdargaville.co.nz/dar20326 09 439 7575

Dargaville 32 Logan Street Excellent First Home Buyer or Investment

$170,000

3 good sized bedrooms, wet area shower plus open plan kitchen/dining and lounge, free standing Kent style fireplace plus large rumpus room, back patio area and garage. Priced to sell now.

Open Home Saturday 12th October 1.00–2.00pm Jean Johnson 027 499 6493 dargaville.nz@raywhite.com rwdargaville.co.nz/dar20316 09 439 7575

Ray White Dargaville REAA2008

Don’t let a FLAT TYRE break your back this spring

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