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Ratepayers in High Court win  by Paul Campbell

The Kaipara District Council has failed in an attempt to have a ratepayer’s court challenge to its decisions struck out and costs have been awarded against it.

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As a result a court review will examine all council decisions that led to the $80 million debt resulting from the ill-fated Mangawhai sewerage scheme at a new five day hearing. The decision is expected to cast a shadow over the Kaipara District Council (Validation of Rates and other Matters) Bill, currently before parliament, and subject of a submissions hearing in Kaipara last week. The Mangawhai Residents and Ratepayers Association applied to the High Court for a judicial review of decisions linked to the debt that led to the Kaipara District Council being dismissed and run by commissioners and to parliament being asked to validate illegal council rates. Justice Paul Heath has dismissed the KDC call for the MRRA application to be struck out and awarded costs in favour of the association, and will hold a case management conference midway through September to arrange for what is expected to be a five-day review hearing at a date to be set. MRRA chairman, Bruce Rogan, said following the court decision that it was possible MPs could push through the Bill to validate council actions but expected public outrage if the government quashed a review that the High Court said had merit. “This would have ramifications for the entire country,” he said. “This is a tremendous vindication of our petition. The judge is clearly saying the council has a case to answer.”

 The Rogan family generations assessing the court decision: from left Mrs Heather Rogan, granddaughter Colette Morrison, Bruce Rogan, Lennox Morrison, son-in-law Scott Morrison and Natalie Morrison

Justice Heath’s judgement was published last Friday and recognised irregularities in the rate-fixing processes, “so much so that the Member of Parliament for Northland has promoted a local bill that is designed, if enacted, to validate the council’s actions. “This proceeding demonstrates how badly things can go wrong when a democratically elected council assumes significant financial obligations to an arm’s-length third party without disclosing the extent of the borrowing to its ratepayers.” Mr Rogan said his association members had spent some $100,000 on the case so far. “The commissioners’ position that their rates demands are lawful has been

demolished. Both sides agreed in front of the judge that the rates demands were invalid.” Chair of the KDC commissioners, John Robertson said they had received the decision but had not yet had time to review it.” We will be reviewing this in detail over the next few days and will be taking further advice from our legal counsel. “The reason that we sought a strike out of part of the claim was because the law is quite clear with respect to bank debt, that this is a ‘protected transaction’ and therefore a judicial review of this matter is pointless. The judge did not rule on this matter — he said he wanted to hear more arguments from each counsel of this at the full hearing.” 

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 The annual Ray White Dargaville Jean Johnson Realty children’s drawing competition saw an impressive thirty plus entrants this year, all with very high quality submissions. Principal Jean Johnson presented prize bags which contained stationery and various art supplies to the winning three entrants for their excellent art work, based on black and white drawings published in the Kaipara Lifestyler, for children aged 5 to 12. From left: 3rd place winner, Alyssa Hilliam (7), Jean Johnson, 2nd place winner Phoebe Beale (9) and 1st place winner, Annie Carey (8).

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 Kaipara quilters are being treated at the moment with the only display north of Auckland of the Colours of New Zealand national quilt exhibition, on show at the Dargaville Curtain and Sewing Centre in Normanby Street. Sponsored jointly by Nutex and NZ Quilter Magazine, twenty or more works are on show around the shop until September 13th before moving on to other venues over the next year. Entrants had to have a New Zealand theme, use only New Zealand fabrics and materials and work within one square metre. Dargaville Curtain and Sewing Centre staffer Tina Jensen admires the winning entry.

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 Behind the scenes in the wide-ranging makeover of Maungaturoto township for the upcoming 150th settlement anniversary celebrations has been the Department of Corrections and its community work scheme. “The help has been invaluable,” says 150th committee chair, Albie Paton. “It has enabled us to make a major clean up on Bickerstaffe Road and the early settlers original landing area. Mr Paton is seen here with Tahu Kena, one of three community work scheme supervisors involved in the project.


The $17,000 suite of equipment means patients and staff will be able to consult with specialists in Whangarei and even further afield, by means of a high quality video conferencing link from the hospital. There are already around thirty variations of Dargaville’s unit being used all over Northland and more than 200 consultations have taken place so far this year, cutting down on expensive travel and providing much faster patient care. Dargaville Hospital operations manager, Jen Thomas says the equipment does not replace visits by specialists but it does mean quicker service. “Eventually we want to follow Kaitaia’s plans to link it into the Whangarei emergency department and ICU, but for now, we are delighted to Read the newspaper online

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have this stage of the equipment up and running.” Ms Thomas says the equipment also has a networked iPad and digital camera to extend after hours capability and work outside of the hospital. “We would not have this marvellous addition without the huge support of our community and thanks must also go to The Freemasons, Fonterra, so many local clubs and organisations, Little Theatre, Countdown, Lions and Rotary and so many wonderful individuals who made this happen.” Kaipara Community Health Trust chief executive Debbie Evans says many Dargaville and district people can't afford to take a whole day off work to attend a 15 minute appointment in Whangarei and then make repeated journeys for medical consultations, so the new equipment will be invaluable.  Find

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Around 80 pieces of art from all over the Kaipara were on display at the prestigious and well regarded event, along with works from the two anchor arts societies of Mangawhai and Dargaville. Dargaville Arts Secretary, Pauline Gough said the awards exhibition was born out of a Kaipara District Council initiative about five years ago when it was held at the council chambers. The Mangawhai and Dargaville Art Associations took over the presentation, moving eventually to the Kauri Museum as the event expanded. “The weekend’s event was the fourth since its inception, the third under the combined auspices of the two arts associations and the second time the event has been held at the Kauri Museum under the current sponsorship arrangement.” Pauline said the awards span five categories, including painting and drawing, photography and print-making, 3D which covers sculpture, pottery, metal and glass work, adornment — including jewellery and clothing, and wood. “The area has some truly talented artists and while many are involved with the Mangawhai and Dargaville Art Associations, others are just out there

 First and second prize winner in the adornments section went to Jennifer Crundwell, Te Kopuru

doing their own thing and some of their work is magnificent.” Kauri Museum CEO, Bet Nelley said it was a wonderful display and a great night. “We’re proud to host this event for the second year. The opening function success is also a tribute to the museum staff, friends and volunteers.” The secretary of the Mangawhai Artists Society John Pickworth said the main sponsors were so pleased with this year’s event, they had committed to full involvement again in 2014. See the results on page 15 

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More than 100 people packed the Kauri Museum at Matakohe for the presentation night of the second annual Gilmore Brown Kaipara Community Art Awards exhibition.

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Judging and Presentation of Prizes for our Fourth Short Film Competition will be on Sunday 8 September 2013 at 2.30pm at our new aNza zaC THEaTRE a aTRE This is a very special occasion... It is the first time our judging and prize giving is in our new anzac cinema Prizes of cash and 3 Weta collectable books signed by Sir Richard Taylor will be presented Come along to support our local film makers and to vote for your choice for the audience prize!

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Community Spotlight Rest home staff earn qualifications Eleven staff at the Norfolk Court Rest Home in Dargaville have been presented with certificates after qualifying across a range of NZQA approved training programmes around aged care.

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Energise Mr Spock An energy conference with an eye on the future is being held this weekend in Kaiwaka — and everyone is hoping the sun will be shining.

 From left: Michelle House, Promise Wyllie, Lil Nesbit, Cindy Lata, Raj Bali, Cherry Sherman, David Shelford, Val Watson, Karen Cox, Shya Rajapaska, Shona Anderson (ACE Assessor), Chavindi Ekanayake and Norfolk Court CEO Stuart House

At the ceremony, five other of the 40 strong staff were also recognised for long service at the 64-bed rest home, which has been going for 21 years. Bronwyn Collins, Raewyn Watson, Promise Wyllie, Anne Burke and Lillian Nesbit totalled more than 65 years service between them.

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The year-long national certificate courses are delivered by the Aged Care Programme (ACE) administered by Health Ed Trust, a not-for-profit organisation and students are assessed by an on-the-job assessor, gaining fully recognised qualifications covering dementia and aged care. Norfolk CEO Stuart House said the facility was in the process of expanding, converting the existing hospital section into a full rest home hospital with 22 beds and 24 hour nursing staff, adding to the current rest home and specialised dementia care facilities. 

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The Renewable Energy School of New Zealand (RESONZ) is hosting the Northland Solar Energy Conference at its new centre in Kaiwaka, with the aim of bringing all that’s new in solar energy to householders, architects, builders and local bodies. Environmental engineer and spokesperson Eric Jansseune says the conference will be a great learning experience around an exciting energy concept, which he says is growing in New Zealand. “The conference will increase awareness and knowledge of energy efficiency measures and the smart use of solar energy in buildings. “The conference is open to people interested in energy savings and offers a fantastic learning opportunity to discover everything you wanted to know about the solar potential of New Zealand.

“The focus of this conference will be on actions that can be implemented right now.” Mr Jansseune says topics covered will include energy efficiency in the house… how to reduce your electricity bill by up to 30%, solar basics, solar hot water (SHW), how to shower every hour, qualitative comparison of SHW, avoiding the solar blunders, and solar electricity — whether to contribute to the grid or not. “This series of sessions will engage people actively and encourage open communication with the speakers. A range of solar technologies will also be demonstrated.” A $50 charge will apply for the daylong conference at the Kaiwaka Hall, Kaiwaka-Mangawhai Road, opposite the Four Square. Reservations are necessary and can be arranged via resonzschool@gmail.com. 

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The CBD and Crawford Crescent areas will be released shortly, followed by Whau Valley and the Fisher Terrace vicinity around late September/early October. On the electricity front, here is our latest update:

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23 years in Dargaville and says he fully understands issues facing rural communities, loss of services, unemployment and the resulting social issues. “I established Kaipara Employment for Youth with a focus on helping our young get employment and be able to stay in the area. My KDC experience puts me in a strong position to represent Kaipara on the NRC. Kaipara’s issues need to be fully acknowledged and our youth provided with the opportunities which they deserve. I bring a strong voice for Kaipara. Nor thlanders are currently represented by eight regional councillors elected from three constituencies, however this year, voters will choose nine regional councillors representing seven, smaller constituencies across

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• All preliminary line work has been completed to allow construction of the new Maunu Road intersection, while sub-trans work continues in readiness for the major change-over on completion • Work continues on maintenance in the rural areas of Pipiwai, Three Mile Bush, and Ruatangata, where access is limited to roadside only • Switch replacement projects have been completed at Hikurangi, Pipiwai and Tikipunga • Totara Park subdivision has continued during August with the running of cable as the highlight • The streetlight projects for Mander Park and Northport have been completed

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the North. The regional council’s chief executive officer Malcolm Nicolson says one of the reasons behind the change was a desire to strengthen the representation of Northlanders at the council table. 

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They are five out of thirty-two candidates contesting nine seats on a new look council at the October 12th election. Candidate Rochelle Butt says she believes the ratepayer’s voice is not being heard. She says councils must be held to open, transparent, and democratically accountable principles adding that Kaipara needs strong leadership from those willing to lead and prepared to be independent thinkers acting with budgets in mind and in the best interest of the community. Long-time identity Bill Guest says rather than specific issues, he believes voters must ask which candidate will bring transparency, strong knowledge and the ability to do the job effectively. He says those in the past have not delivered. Mr Guest says it’s not about personalities likes or dislikes, but ability. He says he welcomes a strongly contested election and urges voters to become involved to ensure the Kaipara has a strong voice. He says he believes he has these qualities. Jonathan Larsen says the role of regional Council requires strong governance that he can provide. He says he can grasp big concepts and can recognise when a hard decision is required. “I am prepared to be up front; challenging the hard issues. I will communicate clearly and regularly to ratepayers. Our challenge is to bring the ‘local’ back to local government. What Kaipara needs is a regional councillor who can deliver. I can do that.” Incumbent Councillor Graeme Ramsey has a short, succinct statement to voters. He says “I am standing for re-election to continue the work I have started, getting Northland working together and delivering results for the Kaipara.” Mr Ramsey is a former Kaipara District Council Mayor and is chief executive officer of the Problem Gambling Foundation. Businessman and former Councillor Andrew Wade has spent the past

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Quake policy re-visited

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 by Alan Wheatley

The Kaipara District Council has completed its regular review of its policy around earthquake-prone public buildings and in the process, has found one of its own buildings requires a warning sticker to be displayed. Council’s corporate services manager, Barbara Ware, says the old council chambers in Hokianga Road now has a notice advising that it is earthquake prone and that there is a risk involved. Ms Ware says while the Kaipara area is classified as a very low earthquake risk, the survey is timely in light of the number of recent earthquake episodes around the country. “When the old council building was built 90 years ago, the building codes were very different,  The 90 year old former council chambers in Hokianga Road, now has an earthquake advisory sticker and while the building is still structurally sound, it simply does not “If a building is found to have an issue, we notify the meet today’s very strict codes and so owners who then must supply a detailed report addressing we have to advise people of that.” our findings and what will be done. They then have 15 years Under the Building Act, the council to rectify any areas of concern and bring the building up has to review the policy every five years to standard.” and has been using their own inspection She says while little has changed since the last review, team to survey any buildings deemed to minor changes have been made around the threshold be at risk. Ms Ware says the council is that determines what actually constitutes an earthquakelooking at all public buildings over two prone building. stories high, older buildings obviously, Anyone with property affected has until this Friday to lodge but also any structure with street-facing submissions, and full details on how to comment are available parapets or cantilevered verandas. via the council’s website. 

Dear Editor With reference to A & J Wade’s letter re council control and the social impact here in the Kaipara. My family has been associated with the Kaipara since before 1910 when my Grandfather had a business, and lived, in Dargaville, and raised his 5 boys here. I also live in the Kaipara. If you believe that this move to amalgamate with the Far North areas will have no effect on the social life of the Kaipara then you are sadly mistaken. Cutting costs is one thing but giving control to a greater power is just not going to benefit the Kaipara area in the long run, you may as well give it to the ARC as Whangarei & the Far North do not give a toss about the Kaipara and only see it as a side track to the main event being the Great Far North area and “their” progress in trade and tourism. Do you really want them to look after your own backyard from the other side of the hill, I certainly do not. Kaipara needs to look after itself even if it comes at a cost to rates of those who live here, the Mangawhai debacle is just that and a one off, you will not get rid of it by going over the hill, the grass is NOT greener there, you have to be in control of your own destiny otherwise you may as well give up all hope for a future in the Kaipara, or have you already done that. You can still work with the other councils for the development of the North without opening your gate to their ownership. Don’t give away your backyard to bureaucrats who only think big is better, small is good too, if you control it, you the rate payer. Would you want your Doctor to live in Whangarei when you have a problem? Remember with an amalgamation your rates will not stay here in the Kaipara. P. Colmore-Williams

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Volunteers hit the ton  by Brian Eastwood

A total of two hundred and twenty one firemen, three new fire stations and many fire appliances over the last one hundred years. That is the score so far for Dargaville Volunteer Fire Brigade.

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When it became obvious back in 1910 that fire was the biggest menace for a Dargaville township built mostly of highly flammable kauri timber, a bucket brigade was formed. Fire chief Samuel Powell had his headquarters near Central Hotel in Dyers Community Hall. It was only a stopgap measure. Forester’s Hall had already gone up in smoke in Hokianga Road, half of

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Victoria Street’s north side, including Dyers Hall, burned down and in 1908 Stallworthy’s Printing Works on the other side was destroyed. On August 6th 1913 a public meeting decided to form Dargaville Fire Brigade with a ten-man crew. A corrugated iron shed and a bell tower was organised on the town wharf. Equipped with a two horse Merryweather Steam Pump and two hundred and fifty metres of hose, all donated by Dargaville Borough Council, it was ready to go. Donations from town folk bought uniforms and helmets.

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But fighting fires was difficult. After firemen were called by the big bell the horses had to be readied with at least eight minutes needed to build up engine steam. Water was a problem too. There was no town supply so that it had to be drawn from the river, easy enough if it was full tide. Dargaville Borough had water laid on in 1917. Ten fires tested the new brigade in that first twelve months. Over the years there have been lots more call outs with many buildings saved and some lost. Of recent memory was the old Wairoa

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Stores owned by Fosters Home Decorating. In a 1961 blaze similar to that early Victoria Street disaster but on the opposite side, Dargaville Fire Brigade was again able to prevent the town burning down completely. Sawmills were always liable to catch fire. In 1916 the Brigade took their appliances up river by steamer, launch and barge to save most of the timber at Hoanga Mill. Grateful owner Woolsey Allen sent the firemen £10 for services rendered. Tangowahine mill burnt the same year. Anderson’s Dargaville mill on the site of Countdown supermarket had outbreaks three times in 1928. In 1926 the two-storied Aurega House was lost. Built by Edmund Hillary’s grandfather in Victoria Street, it stood near today’s Caltex petrol station. Maybe disgruntled former students were responsible for two Dargaville Primary school fires and in 1937 the Dargaville High School burned to the ground. A new two storied station complete with a central pole for firemen to slide down was built over the river at the end of Kapia Street in about 1920. Superintendent Charles Shaw retired and Percy Hayward took over to finally retire in 1954, one year after moving into their present day station in Normanby Street. Hayward had been a fireman for forty-four years, thirty-three of them as Chief Officer.

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32 Gladstone St, Dargaville Mob 027 275 0918, Ph/Fax 09 439 6458  These women took over as Dargaville Fire Brigade fire crew in 1943. It was World War Two and most men were away. Chief fireman on left is Percy Hayward with Syd Arvidson on right

Names of the original firemen such as Shaw, Brady, Dunn, Hayward, Gould, Plummer, Neild, Goodall, Reynolds and Haines read like a who’s-who of Dargaville society of the day. As with all civic endeavours war made it difficult to keep going. During World War Two, with most able-bodied men away, the Brigade was staffed completely by women of the town. During the 1914 Great War it was kept going although every Dargaville Fire Brigade member, except a too old Chas Shaw, went to war. Three of them were awarded a Military Medal for bravery. Perhaps that gives a clue about the type of man that becomes a volunteer fireman. 

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Heroes of the community ‘Their heroic efforts averted an immense disaster, conquering in the biggest fire seen here for a century’.

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Fosters managing director, Arron Foster well remembers that fateful day in January 2009 when an arc in copper wiring inside a fuse box caused the town’s biggest blaze in 40 years and shut down the Fosters business. The five-alarm blaze was attended first by the Dargaville fire party, and ultimately by about 100 firefighters from all over the Kaipara. But Just eight months after the fire which devastated

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their business, and four other shops, Fosters Home Decorating was not only back in business and planning expansion — the company was also winning accolades from its business peers. Mr Foster added it was not only the firemen who  Arron and Karen survey the damage after the 2009 fire were heroes — there was massive support from the wider saw so many people in the shop. As a community as well. matter of fact, I wasn’t able to get back “When fire devastated our store outside for the press of customers. in 2009 the local fire brigade swung “The tills were ringing and the eftpos into action, preventing greater loss of machine couldn’t keep up. Sales were property. Their heroic efforts averted simply the best we had ever had. an immense disaster, conquering in the “Outside there was a bouncy castle biggest fire seen here for a century. for kids and a sausage sizzle. The “Without the efforts of our volunteer organisers from Media Works came with firefighters we as a community would 250 sausages and ran out and had to be at a huge loose end. But today, we get more. “We had the fire brigade, the Dargaville as a business are bigger and better, we offer our heartfelt thanks to all the Pipe Band, the Dargaville Intermediate Marimba band, the Dargaville Primary volunteer firefighters.” When the business re-opened after School and their ukuleles. Look, it was the blaze he said he and his staff all pretty overwhelming. “Without the efforts of our volunteer “were overwhelmed. “We expected many people to come firefighters, we as a community would but the whole town was here and I never be at a huge loose end.” 

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A grand old lady visits  by Alan Wheatley

It’s not every day you get to go for a ride in an 87-year-old car you last saw as a child, but the other day, Bruce Waterworth from Taupo was in town to visit his daughter and grandchild and just happened to call by in his beautifully restored 1926 Ford “New Beauty” Model T tourer. We were in the presence of motoring royalty. Known globally as the Tin Lizzie, the T was the world’s first massproduced ‘affordable’ car, and after 19 years in production, was eventually named the most influential car of the 20th century. With a very basic four cylinder 20 hp motor that developed a surprising 2.9 litres, a hand-operated windscreen wiper and a single transverse spring front and rear so the huge, 30 inch woodenspoke wheels had plenty of room to move on the rough tracks that passed as roads, the car was like today’s allterrain vehicle. Being just a year off the end of the model, Bruce’s car sported an electric starter, although the crank handle was still there, just in case. The car could run on petrol, kerosene or even ethanol and had a top speed of 70  kph. Bruce says the car is very

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reliable, but with a hand throttle, transmission brakes and no selfreturning on the steering, it requires what he calls a “preventative driving style” based on moderate actions. The ride is tall but not uncomfortable and the steering wheel seems impossibly high, but apart from that, the car feels remarkably normal as we cruise around the back of the old dairy factory, the very slow revving motor distinctively percolating away. The trickiest parts would be the hand throttle and two-speed gearbox, which while being efficient, requires way more space to explain than we have here. It is best described as an automatic in today’s parlance, and is accessed via three different foot pedals and means the car can literally go from forward to reverse as fast as you can stop.

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Toll booths now coin-only The sincerest form of flattery Changes to toll payments at the Northern Gateway will come into effect next week, meaning the booths will only take coins, rather than notes or credit cards. The New Zealand Transport Agency says more than 90 per cent of drivers using the road now choose non-cash payment options so they do not need

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The face of the future passed through Dargaville last week when one of the new-look, TOWS MORE, CARRIES MORE, SEATS TWO very yellow, St Johns ambulances was on its way to service in Auckland, and stopped to show local staff.

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White water and weta! In the Okupata caves, we squeezed through dark passages with nothing but head torches and glow-worms to see by and screams as students encountered a family of weta. The white-water rafting was adrenalinpumping, bouncing through the rapids before a plunge into the icy cold waters of the Tongariro River, marvelling at the creative names the instructors gave the various rapids, the most favoured being ‘Grandad’s Green Undies’ and ‘The Cheese Grater’. Scarier still were the high ropes — suspended 12 metres above the ground. This was a trust activity fully relying on our peers to keep us safe. There were tears as students were certain they were going to die, much to the amusement of the instructors. Near week’s end, we had two overnighters away from the chalets. Two groups on two different paths with plenty of warm clothes, food and socks. One group had to build their own shelter from scratch, with nothing but their bare hands and the white mantle of Mt Ruapehu.

 by Ilene Tupaea-Mokoraka – Year 12 Ruawai College

Earlier this month, a group of 20 senior students from Ruawai College visited the Outdoor Pursuits Centre at Tongariro National Park for a week long field trip of caving, white-water rafting, high ropes, tramping and orienteering.

 Taking on the mighty Tongariro River. From left: Danni Wilson, Dayna Vlasveld, Morgan Gemmell, Archie Murphy, Reece Cooley, Ms Smith (obscured) OPC instructor Simon

 Ilene Tupaea-Mokoraka

On the first night, the second group slogged five and a half hard hours up Mt Tongariro and back to camp at the head of the Mangatepopo stream. On the second night, group one set up camp in the swamp using just tarpaulins and sticks and were only about 400 metres away from the OPC chalets. Group two had to tramp nine hours through tussock and heather, and, after what felt like forever, we finally reached camp at the hub, 20 minutes away from the OPC resource centre. By the last day, many students were delighted to have hot showers and a flushing toilet. OPC challenged us and pushed everyone outside their comfort zones. It was a character building expedition we all thoroughly enjoyed and our thanks to Mr Paniora and Ms Smith and the OPC instructors Tim and Simon for their support and guidance. 

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Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 09 439 6933

Closing date for classified advertising for the 10 September 2013 edition is 10am, Monday 9 September 2013. See our terms and conditions online at www.kaiparalifestyler.co.nz For Sale

To Let

Public Notices

BRAKE PADS, for all makes & models. Auto One Dargaville, 09 439 8219.

DARGAVILLE – Modern, warm, sunny 2 bedroom home. Located down quiet ROW with lovely outlook over playing fields. Newly decorated. $215pw. Phone Erica to view, 09 439 0029 or 027 626 9687.

ACOUSTIC BLACKBOARD Concert now at the Commercial B&B, 75 River Road, Dargaville. Thursday July 4, 7.30 – 10pm (thereafter first Thursday of the month). Performers, listeners – all welcome. $2 entry, $2 raffle, tea and coffee. If you are interested in being part of a Mens singing group, phone Margaret 09 439 4403 or Allan 09 439 6933.

SECURE YOUR trailer with a coupling lock, on or off the car. $30, Inders Auto One, 09 439 8219. TANKS, 1,000L IBC tanks (used) $135 ea. Can deliver. Hose adaptors, $23 ea. Phone 09 431 6309, 021 777 792. WHEEL CLAMP your trailer for security. From $99.95. Auto One, Dargaville 09 439 8219. FARM MACHINERY - cows gone! Howard AR70 rotary hoe, Gallagher 4ft6in silorator, Clough 3 furrow 14in plough in top order, Giltrap 2 1/2 t fert spreader flotation tyres, Pearson silage grab, Hustler hydraulic top link with hoses, 2 x Suzuki 125 Mudbugs - 1 new 1 older, 2 x 4m Tokoroa pke mobile troughs, 2 x 4m Tokoroa bins, C-Dax 60lt saddle spray tank + 3m boom, 3m topping mower - twin rollers, Duncan 700 seedliner, cow sling, Shoof hip clamp, 10ft Reid + Gray Roller drill, Jenquip rising plate meter with software, 2 mobile calf feeders, calf meal feeders, cowshed room for kids or office - lined and wired 2.4 x 3m, galv dog car trailer. A bargain is only a phone call away. Enquiries to 09 431 4877 - Mangawhai area.

Wanted to Buy

3 OR 4 bedroom houses. Out of town. Tidy condition. Large sections. With garages. Available now at reasonable rentals. Contact Ray White, ring Peter ph 09 439 7575. 4 BEDROOM house on Cobham Drive, Dargaville. Developed section. Excellent condition. Open garage. Contact Ray White, ring Peter Ph 09 439 7575.

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

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

Work Wanted 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.

OLD FIREARMS, ammo and militaria. Phone evenings, Derek Kelly, 09 439 4323.

Homekills

Property Maintenance PAINTER & wallpapering specialist. Phone John, Crawford Solutions, 09 439 5289 or 022 642 1376. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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

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

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

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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 Work with your local licensed dealer

Public Notices

2013

Kaipara District art awarDs rEsULts Wood: 1st John Ecuyer, Star Shield, Matakohe; 2nd Aaron Ellis-Smith, Flower, Mangawhai; 3rd Serge Tetzner, Nga Rau Nui, Matakohe. 3D: 1st John Ecuyer, Ice Time, Matakohe; 2nd Joanna Roberts, Hanging Out In Kaipara, Mangawhai; 3rd Patricia Mortensen, Glass As My Canvas, Dargaville. Adornments: 1st Jennifer Crundwell, Not Your Grandmother’s Crochet, Te Kopuru; 2nd Jennifer Crundwell, Bonfire Story; 3rd Donna Shadick, NZ Bush Clematis in Bloom, Tomarata. Photography: 1st Alistair Morrow, Kuia 2, Wellsford; 2nd Wendy Clifford, Gannets, Kaiwaka; 3rd Barry Clark, Turbulence, Mangawhai. Painting: 1st Frances Casey, Foggy Morning Dewdrops, Ruawai; 2nd Lorna Keen, Face Of Labour, Mangawhai; 3rd Alene Featherstone, Abandoned Homestead, Mangawhai; Highly Commended, Rachel Lowrie, Mad B*tch.

Exhibition open to the public daily from:

Saturday, August 31–Wednesday, September 25, 9am–4pm The Kauri Museum, Church Road, Matakohe

DARGAVILLE YACHT Club. Wanted: More sailors, young & old. Are you 30 or 40 yrs older or younger and want to get into sailing on the Kai Iwi Lakes? If so contact Dave, 09 439 1598. Trevor, 09 439 2051. Graham, 09 434 7441. FREE & Confidential NW Family Budgeting Service. Advice and complete money  management if required. Call at 5 Portland Street or  phone 09 439 8592. Dargaville Community Cinema Charitable trust

The Annual General Meeting of the above Trust will be held at the ANZAC Theatre on tuesday 17 september 2013 at 5.30pm All Welcome!

Situations Vacant

FIREWOOD CONTRACTORS To supply firewood Macrocarpa, T-Tri, Gum, Wattle and Totara delivered to Greenways depot, 16 Edward St, Dargaville. For further information and payment schedule contact Robert Nathan 09 439 8133 or 027 431 3392

Public Notices

Northern Wairoa Lions Club Inc. You are invited to a membership afternoon tea on Sunday 15th September 2013 at the Lions Centre, Hokianga Road at 2pm. We have a social get-together once a month as well as a business meeting — that’s just two meetings each month. There is no age limit. Your community needs you so become involved now and have fun at the same time. RSVP by 10th Sept 2013 to: Jean Johnson President Phone 09 439 7575 or 027 499 6493 Email jean.johnson@raywhite.com

Conservation Services Manager Conservations Services Group, MIEA Dargaville The Conservation Services Manager is a newly created leadership role based in Dargaville and responsible for delivering conservation work in the Northern Kaipara. The Conservation Services Manager will lead a team of 14 Rangers, carrying out planned work across biodiversity, recreation and historic heritage. This position offers an exciting opportunity to use your skills in inspiring, motivating and directing teams while being located in close proximity to one of Northland’s iconic sites in the Waipoua Forest, the Kaipara Harbour and surrounding Kauri Coast coastline. The Office is in an attractively located new building 3.5km from the centre of Dargaville. To be successful you will have: • Excellent people skills and a strong drive for results through collaboration • The ability to develop a strong team culture focused on operational excellence and customer service • The skill and motivation to ensure partnership projects are delivered effectively on the ground, achieving desired outcomes • A passion and experience working with volunteers, community groups and Iwi on planned projects to complete conservation projects.

GREENWAYS Some knowledge and experience of conservation management, including GREENWAYS

ADVERTISE in the

Kaipara Lifestyler CLASSIFIEDS

09 439 6933

natural and historic heritage, community and visitor aspirations would be desirable.

Applications must include a completed DOC application for employment form, a CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description. For an application pack please contact Jeannie Hogarth at jhogarth@doc.govt.nz or phone 09 470 3352. For more information please contact Chris Jenkins, cjenkins@doc.govt.nz or the Northland Conservancy Office, phone 09 470 3323, quoting vacancy 80/1300. Applications close with Jeannie Hogarth, jhogarth@doc.govt.nz in the Northland Conservancy Office, at noon on Monday 16 September 2013.

For more information about the Department visit doc.govt.nz

Southern (te kopuru) Football, SquaSh & netball inc

Prizegiving On Saturday

21st September 2013 at Southern Clubrooms,

Te Kopuru, Members and invited guests OnLY

Pre-Drinks will begin at 5.30pm followed .30PM 8 T a by dinner and Prizegiving at 6.35pm e Liv TiCKeTS are $25.00 Per head Tickets are available from Stephanie Spraggon email: southern.rugby.club439@gmail.com Mobile: 021 0233 4224

Pick up from 22 Gladstone Street unless otherwise arranged


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Agents for

Roper & Jones 205 hokianga Road

23 Jervois street

3

7 Tui crescent

2

1

nEW LIstIng

Character home, 3 large bedrooms. Modern kitchen/ dining. Excellent garage & outdoor living. $282,000 $135,000 Ref 3194 Ref 3207 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900 2 bdrm home. 1 bathroom. Modern kitchen with open plan living. Large back yard.

37/a Murdoch street

lot 17 Murdoch street

Brand new 3 double bedroom, To be built… 3 bedroom, 2 2 bathroom home. Open plan bathroom home. Spacious spacious kitchen, fully insulated open plan living. Well appointed kitchen. Fenced 3 with double glazing. sides, 674m2 section. $245,000 $237,000 Ref 3193 Ref 3191 Rachael de VRies 021 943 900

1182 Tinopai Road – Tinopai

3

1

4

sOLE

Premium Location, Top Street… Looking for a good size family home? Solid 1980s’ home that was renovated & extended in 2006 to create a large open plan family area. Internal access from a single lockable garage. $310,000 Ref 3203 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

25 onslow street

41 norton street

Renovated colonial cottage Solid traditional 2 bedroom with picket fence and brick home on 1012m2 section. path. Plenty of scope to build Large sunny living areas. New on. Tank and bore water. bathroom, private garden. $150,000 PRICE REDUCED. Garden & tandem carport. Ref 3069 $200,000 Ref 3131 Michelle ToMlinson 027 339 5937

56a The Pines – Paparoa

2

1

We put you first

204 Victoria street

sh14

$203,000

$200,000

your

stuff

whaka street – Maungaturoto

Building 445m2, land 2226m2. Tidy 3 bedroom home in Zoned Industrial & light handy location. Modern manufacturing. Previously used kitchen & bathroom, separate for veg & meat processing. lounge. Double garage, fully $200k +gst (IF any) fenced & level section. Ref C216 Ref 3187 cRaiG cleMenT 021 461 668

53 logan street

54 Parore street

$135,000

$219,000

3

1

Great buy – 866m2 very easy contoured section right in Maungaturoto. Town water and services available. Short walk to all amenities, shops, schools and medical. $80,000 Ref 1391 Jill wilson 021 505 712

state highway 12 – Maungaturoto

Nicely presented 3 bedroom 3 bedroom home, open plan home, close to schools & kitchen/dining. Flat section, town. Open plan living, wet alarm system & garden shed. area bathroom. Kent style Hop on board the property fireplace plus insulation. ladder NOW! Ref 3186 Ref 3109 cRaiG cleMenT 021 461 668

63 dunn Road

love

1

Lovely 4ha lot on the tarseal. Handy to Kaiwaka and Maungaturoto. All grass rolling contour, small creek at front of property. Not part of subdivision. $179,000 Ref 1454 GaRy MoRRis 021 902 087

1 emay cres – Pahi

13c emay cres – Pahi

nEW LIstIng

36 ha farm, easy contour, great water supply, spacious house & garaging, water views, large assortment of outbuildings, very good fert history, handy on tarseal to Matakohe saleyards, close by for fishing at Tinopai. $750,000 +gst (IF any) Ref 1456 Rhoda MoRRison 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912

Cottage and bush retreat tucked away on quiet no-exit road a minute off SH12, few mins to village. Easy care, polished timber flooring, woodburner, alarm, covered decks both sides, fruit trees, beautiful native bush & bird life. $235,000 Ref 1455 Rhoda MoRRison 0274 800 691 / 09 431 6912

110 Victoria Street, Dargaville 143 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

On the seal, 2.3653ha, just under 6 acres of fertile land. 1960s’ quality built 3 bedroom home. Large number of sheds. Currently leased for kumara growing. Close to schools & play centre. Some TLC needed. Motivated vendors… $265,000 Ref HL2064 John Powell 021 439 555

roperandjones.co.nz

On approx 1705m2 section. Charming 3 bdrm bungalow, all the hard work completed. Minutes drive to Pahi wharf, on the shores of the Kaipara. $329,000 Ref 1442 sheila Boon 027 498 5651

One of 6 sections. Awesome outlook from this 1940m2 section. Power and phone to boundary. Wharf and boat ramp just down the road. $110,000 Ref 1448

09 439 7295 09 431 1016

Licensed under REAA 2008

HISTORIC coming Maungaturoto attractions NORTHERN HISTORIC

WAIROA Hotel

Hotel Est. 1902

Est. 1878

DJ MARk

th 3 1 t p se

lad’s night “One for the boys!”

LIVE BAND - SATuRDAy SEPT 7TH

BEST TATTOO & WORST TATTOO...

FRIDAy SEPT 13TH

TATTOO COMPETITION

WINNER WILL RECEIVE A FREE TATTOO LIVE

side tracks

RANGER RE-uNION

Send us a photo of your ink to: maungaturotohotel@hotmail.com or drop it off to us!

FREE SPIT ROAST LAMB

DJ TINA Rocks the Main Bar ” GIVEAWAyS • “TOuGHEST LAD CONTEST 35 Hurndall Street MAUNGATUROTO • Phone 09 431 8006

Join us after this landmark event for a hearty old-fashioned meal!

PLuS!

Catch all the BIG GAMES this Season on our BIG SCREEN!

LuNCH DAILy FROM 10.30AM DINNER FROM 4.30PM 70 Victoria Street DARGAVILLE • Phone 09 439 8923

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