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Abu Dhabi to Dargaville

by Joanne Speechly

Support from the Kaipara community has been paramount in the effort to raise the $18,000 needed to purchase an AutoPulse machine for Dargaville Hospital. The automated CPR device is widely used in Australia and has the potential to save hundreds of lives here

“At night there are only two nurses on at any given time,” said Dargaville Hospital operations manager, Jen Thomas. “In the event of an arrest, this machine could be effectively delivering CPR while the nurses carry out the other essential functions and contact the doctors. “There are still the other patients to look after, and in a multi-person incident, this equipment will be invaluable in saving lives.” Kaipara Community Health Trust chief executive, Deb Evans adds, “That is why we believe it is a ‘gold star’ piece of equipment and essential in our rural location.” Since February, community groups, including the Aoroa Branch of Rural Women NZ, Pono Lodge, the Rotary Club of Dargaville and Probus have invested countless hours since to fundraise for the AutoPulse machine. “We spent three days at the Northland Agricultural Field Days and had continuous live demonstrations so that members of the public could see how the machine worked and the benefits it would have in our rural hospital.’’ From left to right: James Foster, Pono Lodge; Faye Bakulich and Kath Gillespie, Aoroa ‘‘A grocery raffle was sold outside Woolworths Branch of Rural Women New Zealand; Jen Thomas, Dargaville Hospital Operations Manager; and a dinner and cake raffle was sold during the Debbie Evans, Chief Executive Kaipara Community Health Trust; Michelle Morgan, ANZ Kaipara Kai Festival,” adds Kath Gillespie from Rural Branch Manager, presenting $10,000, the outstanding balance which purchased the $18,000 AutoPulse Machine for the Dargaville Hospital Services Women. Significant donations received from individuals, Dargaville which saw the project become a reality and the AutoPulse machine and Ruawai Lions and Westpac Bank supported the fundraising was handed over at a morning tea celebration last week.’’ effort. The ANZ National Staff Foundation is a charitable trust, through “After all this work, we were nearly half way, then I received the which ANZ staff in New Zealand support organisations and projects best-ever phone call from Michelle Morgan, the branch manager for that make a difference in their communities. The Foundation is funded ANZ Dargaville. Through their ANZ Staff Foundation, they would by regular contributions made by ANZ staff members and these are grant us the total amount requested — a whopping $10,000 — matched dollar for dollar by ANZ.


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House and garden tour

If you have sometimes looked and wondered about the gardens and houses around this district that are bigger than most, your chance has now come to check some of them out. As a fund-raiser the Parish of Northern Wairoa has organised a House and Garden tour of nine homes, an hotel, a three quarter-acre informal garden with a picnic area and a professionally designed Dargaville town garden. The tour covers a wide variety of styles from the Lockwood Smith home in Ruawai, to two homes in Dargaville, a recently renovated Commercial Hotel, one home each in Te Kopuru, Awakino Point, Waihue and Kai Iwi Lakes Road, and there are two to view in Tangowahine. Organiser Shirley Geraghty says, “To make it

easy, ticket packs will include a map, details and a little of the story of each house.” Tickets are on sale at Gloria’s Flowers and Gifts, Walden’s Shoes and Paparoa Drapery, and you can also buy them at Palmers Garden World and Sciadopitys Garden Centre, both in Whangarei. At several homes and at the Anglican Parish Hall there will be light refreshment available to help you on your way. The tour is set to go on 19th November between the hours of 9.30am until 4.45pm. The three Northern Wairoa historic churches, St Peters Te Kopuru, All Saints Mititai and the Anglican Holy Trinity Dargaville will all be open for you to visit.

Insight to Kaipara life How does a life-long city dweller in her middle years find ‘love at the end of the road’, particularly when that road threads through the backblocks of New Zealand and winds up at a farm on the Kaipara Harbour? The answer is contained in a soon-be-published book, by Rae Roadley, who lives with her husband and farmer, Rex, at historic Batley House, which dates back to the mid-1800s and in its lifetime played several roles. When there was a wharf on the point it was used as a boarding house and in the 1970s it was a home for solo-parent children. Rex Roadley bought Batley House and the farm from his father and uncle in the 1980s and, together in the 1990s, Rae and Rex began extensive renovations.

Rex and Rae Roadley relaxing on the front lawn of Batley House

The Conn homestead is one of the homes on the tour

High School students launch Tahi Water at markets Five Dargaville High School students, who are representing their school in the Lion Foundation’s Young Enterprise Scheme, will launch their company, Tahi Wai, at Dargaville’s Riverside Market on Thursday 8 September 2011. “Tahi Water is beautifully soft water from a deep underground spring and bottled in biodegradable bottles. The bottle is made from 100% renewable plant sugars and is an eco friendly alternative to crude oil-based products,” says CEO Andrew McLaren. Andrew is working with Mia Adams, Freya-Rose, Emma Carruthers and Libby Harding, and the water is being sourced from OtureiAdvanced Marae. If you would like more information about the Architectural solutions for your life product launch or Tahi Wai please contact 09 439 4338 or email Competitively priced servicethe foryoung all yourentrepreneurs at New Homes, Alterations and Holiday Homes Farm and Industrial Buildings Commercial, Education and Childcare Consulting Engineer and Resource Planning services available

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Kaiwaka ready for the World Cup Kaiwaka is ‘reddying’ itself for the Rugby World Cup and the anticipated 25,000 people who will travel North. ‘The little town of lights’ is a gateway to Northland and a big red Welcome Centre has been established as part of a Northland-wide campaign. The ‘Paint It Red’ campaign is an initiative that aims to show support for the three international teams that will play pool games in Whangarei. All of the teams — Canada, Tonga and Japan — have red in their strip colours. Twelve leading tourism and community organisations have been chosen to represent Northland at the Welcome Centre, which is the refurbished and upgraded Kaiwaka War Memorial Hall. This has been transformed thanks to volunteer labour and funding from Northland 2011. The Welcome Centre is being promoted through signage on the State Highway 1 and the Official Northland 2011 Passport Scheme. Passport holders are encouraged to embrace the themes of 'Take the Long Way Round' 'Twin Coast Discovery Highway' and 'Paint it Red 2011' by collecting stamps at selected points in the region to win a return trip to Northland. Project co-ordinator, Heidi Dreyer, said the community was enthusiastic about the centre and further projects have popped up around the town. These include a new native garden around the river, with plants donated by Kauri Nurseries, and a walkway under the State Highway One bridge. Economic development manager, Chris Donahoe, attended the opening and adds that a lot of work and community support has gone into the project. “It looks really good, so next time you’re going past go and have a look — there’s already been some great feedback from international travel media. The chairman of the hall committee, Ad Clarijs, has been fantastic and Kaiwaka resident, Wayne Blisset, has been doing a lot of the gardening area. The local cafes have all really helped out too.” The big red Welcome Centre will be staffed by RWC volunteers and is open to the public daily from 8am to 6pm. Tonga plays two Whangarei games; Canada on September 14, and Japan on September 21.

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Abu Dhabi to Dargaville by Joanne Speechly Dargaville High School’s new head of physical education, Tui Raeli, had never been north of Auckland until he landed his new role. However, he has always found the North appealing and is now looking forward to exploring our coast. Tui is glad to be back on home ground and is enjoying the school environment after spending three years as an education consultant in the United Arab Emirates. The passionate rugby player was working on a ten-year strategic plan to reform the education system in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and finished his contract this July. “It was a huge experience and a massive learning curve — Tui Raeli — Abu Dhabi was a professionally and just learning huge experience and a massive learning curve about a new culture,” says Tui. “In the public schools, the differences were mainly in “In my role here, I really want to push for the infrastructure, processes of learning and the PE to become an academic subject and with the strategies they employed to engage students. introduction of NCEA, this is the way all subject “The lifestyle in the UAE was great for families areas seem to be going. However, in order to and there are a lot of activities for both parents do this we have to improve the literacy rates of and children. The main difference was the cost the students coming through. of living — it’s a lot cheaper. For example, our “I’ve got what’s left of this term and next top-line New Zealand meat was cheaper to buy term to gradually build up things within the over there, New Zealand green mussels are in department. My hope is to get things up and abundance and petrol is twenty five cents a running and implement strategies over the litre!” next two to three years to improve student Tui was educated in Dunedin and played NPC achievement. rugby for Otago while studying at university. “Our vision is to promote a lifelong interest His sporting prowess led to a stint in Japan, and involvement in physical activity, health and where he played rugby for Mitsubishi Motors wellbeing. We want to encourage each student for five years. On his return to New Zealand, Tui to achieve the best in all of their endeavours.” completed his teaching qualification at Victoria University and taught both physical education and Japanese in Wainuiomata.

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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’.

When the rivers were roads by Paul Campbell There are fascinating glimpses into the lives of the early settlers on the Kaipara contained in the stories of the Albertlanders, who arrived here from the UK in the 1860s and onwards to carve out a life on fertile farms where there was formerly scrub and bush. It was a time too, when roads were imaginary lines upon a map and the harbour and its tributary rivers were the only viable routes in and out of the region. Today, we drive from Ruawai to Dargaville with the muddy Northern Wairoa as constant company. It is largely deserted now, but in the days of the Albertlanders, it was a highway of commerce. It’s perhaps fitting to recall those times, ahead of the publication of Images of Albertland, a collection of more than 120 stunning photographic images taken by pioneer lens man, Harold Marsh. The book will be published in October, in a prelude to the comprehensive 150th anniversary celebrations of early Kaipara settlement at Easter Weekend next year. The Albertland Heritage Centre at Wellsford holds comprehensive

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Trading on the highways of yesteryear

archives, and contained therein is the account of a Mr George Nicholson, who wrote that after ‘the first desperate times had been weathered, everybody was growing food and had a surplus at times, but it was difficult to get to market. ‘Then almost by accident a market was found up the Wairoa River, where bush was being worked and there were big timber mills. ‘Two of us were taking a barge up to the Kaihu Fibre Works, and Mr G. Plummer put a number of kegs of butter aboard on the offchance of a sale. ‘When the barge got to the mouth of the Kaihu River, at a spot that is now known as Dargaville, she tied up to a wharf. We sold the butter at much better prices than we expected. ‘When the boys got back to Port Albert, the news of the sale soon got about, and the next week a fat beast was killed and the meat taken up the Wairoa in a small sailing boat’.

The trade grew rapidly and very soon there was a large boat running every fortnight. Eventually it took a 10-ton cutter to carry all the produce that the early Port Albert settlers sold to the timber workers on the Wairoa River. To fully appreciate the highways that were provided by the waterways of the Kaipara, spare a thought for a Mr J. Shepherd, who in order to keep his family from starving, walked from his allotted bush property the 28 miles to Mangawhai, got a 50-pound bag of flour, and then carried it every step of the way home. The journey took him two days, spurred on by the thought of his suffering wife and children. It’s certainly a far cry from the swift trip by road to today’s supermarket, and a tale of trial in early Kaipara settlement that will no doubt join many others at next year’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

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by Joanne Speechly New Community Spaces manager for the Kaipara District Council, Thomas Patterson, is looking forward to working with the many diverse communities, which make up the Kaipara. “I’m originally from Wellington but from the age of ten we lived in rural Waimauku, Muriwai and South Kaipara Helensville, where I attended Kaipara College,” says Thomas. “I have since spent a lot of time up here, with family at Omamari and further north, and I thoroughly enjoy the lifestyle and experiences that the Kaipara offers. Also, my family is very important and my wife and I decided that this is the place where we would like to bring up our three young children. Thomas’ early working life saw him involved in a number of different industries, including farming and horticulture, building, Youthtown and the army. “It was during this time that my interest and passion in sport, recreation and community development was kindled and once the fire Thomas Patterson — looking forward to working with communities was lit there was no going back. Over the last twenty-one years I worked from the ground floor up in the leisure and recreation industry, running programmes for all ages. “I continued to serve in the NZ Army Territorial Force 3rd Auckland Northland Battalion and this included overseas deployment for operations. I’ve also worked for a number of councils; Manukau, Auckland and two periods with Waitakere. “In my role as community spaces manager, I have a vast area of responsibility and I am aware that there will be challenges and successes ahead. The key to achieving positive outcomes is understanding what the majority want and improve things for the future. I truly believe that local authorities play a great role in enhancing experiences and services for local and wider communities and I look forward to being part of this.”

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New drinking fountains

Over the last six years Mangawhai Beach School has grown by an extra classroom every eighteen months, but unfortunately the number of drinking fountains has not equalled that growth.

Show to get a new date A clash of dates has caused the postponement of The Kauri Chorus show, ‘As Time Goes By’, which was scheduled for September 17 in Dargaville. However, the show organisers have decided to avoid the clash with the Howard Morrison Show at the Town Hall on the same date and ‘As Time Goes By’ will now take place in November. Keep an eye out for the date and venue to be advertised.

Mangawhai Beach School is proud to now have six new blue modern drinking fountains throughout the school enabling each student to get a drink under shelter. This would not have been achieved without the generosity of a sizeable grant from the Pub Charity Inc. and the ingenuity of Tapwaterwells Ltd from Christchurch.

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The students are delighted with the new drinking fountains — thank you to the Pub Charity.

Matakohe School dilemma Matakohe School was flooded with problems recently, after the senior playground became submerged in water. While the drainage could be repaired, winter weather had left the field out-of-bounds, so the concrete area quickly became crowded. Parents and students got to work clearing all the bark but when it came to re-filling the barked area, they were lacking in man power. Luckily the school contacted Kaurilands Skill Centre and Jason Falwasser and John Maber came to the rescue Jason and John toiled on their own all morning until the seniors arrived back from their technology class. Together, they filled the pit and learnt a good lesson in team work.

Urapukapuka Sport and Rec Trip At 06.00 am on Thursday we left the school and headed for Urapukapuka Island! We arrived to Te Uenga Bay, unloaded the bus and the kayaks headed off to Urapukapuka by boat or kayak. We quickly sorted out where we were going to stay, which people in what cabins and then straight into action. We started with some challenge games, a kind of hide and seek, although Sport and Rec style. We learnt heaps on this trip about different ways to fish. How tricky can learning how to present your fish baits properly on your hook be? We had so many experiences. Fishing off the boat was real fun, but we also got to try jigging for kingfish, free diving for crayfish and rock fishing for snapper. One essential is to know how to tie knots properly and Mr Weight is a real expert tutor at this. He also got us out soft bait fishing on the kayaks – this brings new meaning to “don’t rock the boat”. In the evenings we played some games, one called ‘ghosty ghosty’, which I think the teachers thought would scare us, but this only had the desired effect on a few of us. A few of us caught some amazing fish. Stephen Pocklington landed a 28lb kingfish, but Giavanna Pumipi-Hawkings got a real thrill (I think that was the expression on her face) when she landed a monster barracuda. Having Mrs Weight with us on the trip was good in all aspects, the boys were all jealous

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of Mr Weight and us girls had someone to talk to, and all of us had someone who made beer battered fish in the evening!! Thank you!! One of the days while one of the groups was out fishing, they saw dolphins and I very much wanted to see them as well. So I was excited when we did spot some on the ferry back to the main land! It was really sad to leave Urupukapuka Island; we had such a fantastic time there, heaps of fun and good laughter together! This trip was very much enjoyed by all of us and I will always remember it with a smile on my face. — Jennifer Hanssonn-Mild

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‘Nice Day for a War’ Adventures of a Kiwi Solider in World War 1 by Brian Eastwood

Flick casually through the newly published book ‘Nice Day for a War’ and you might think you have picked up a comic book. But take a closer look and you will see that it is an authentic record of the World War One adventures of Te Kopuru man, Cyril Elliott His grandson Matt Elliott has told the tale, with award winning cartoonist Chris Slane as co-author adding an unusual slant with his skilful drawings. Their access to Cyril’s faithfully kept wartime diaries has enabled them to give a realistic insight into the hardships on the Western Front in 1917. They also illustrate the humour that kept the men of New Zealand Rifle Brigade going. And little things important in a soldier’s life are told in extraordinary detail, even down to a typical week’s menu. Like many soldiers of those days Cyril was just a boy of eighteen years when he joined up. Taken from historical and family photos, the drawings showing him leaving his boss at the sawmill and saying farewell to his parents at Te Kopuru wharf, have been sensitively done. There are many black and white photos taken in camp and at the Front, but the cartoons in colour add extra realism. Some of the story is told by turning incidents mentioned in Elliott’s diary entries into a comic style depiction of his words and deeds. Lance Corporal Elliott made it back to Auckland on Friday 7th March 1919 and didn’t

hang around. ‘About 7am we proceeded to Queen’s Wharf where we berthed and ran off the ship’. One week later he was back at the mill and lived for many years in the last house on the right overlooking the river in Clean Street, Te Kopuru. If you have wondered what World War One was like for an ordinary bloke from Northern Wairoa, this easy to read book goes a long way towards telling how it really was. You can buy a copy at Dargaville Museum for $29.99.

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Hospital wish list ticks another box Kaipara Community Health Trust’s Dargaville Hospital Wish List has had another wish granted, thanks to a very generous effort from the Dargaville Quilters Club. “One of the items on the Dargaville Hospital Wish List was to make the hospital more child-friendly, so the Dargaville Quilters got involved,” says the health trust’s Deb Evans. “It has taken the quilters about two years to make the quilts — and they are beautiful. “Each quilt block has been designed from children’s books, so they are all fun and bright, and some of the blocks have been used as teaching tools for new members. “Hundreds of hours of work have gone into the quilts and it is all donated time and material — they have just been awesome. The quilts have been designed to go along the top of the windows so when we do have little people staying in hospital, the nurses can just put up the quilts and make the room a little more homely and a little less scary for them.”

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UK and South Africa again claimed the cup with a win over England. The right to host this year’s world cup was awarded to the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) by the International Rugby Board Council and the 2011 RWC will officially kick off on Friday, September 9, when the All Blacks face Tonga at Auckland’s Eden Park. The final game is also at Eden Park on October 23. The RWC remains the world’s third largest sporting event, with 48 matches, played over 45 days and involving 20 teams. Nine hundred players and support staff will be hosted throughout New Zealand during this time and the 48 matches will be played at 12 venues. Volunteers, international media, catering staff and national and international visitors will together number in the hundreds of thousands. The 2011 RWC tournament will also have an estimated television audience of more than four billion people. The Webb Ellis Cup is the trophy awarded to the winner of the Rugby World Cup and it is named after William Webb Ellis, who is often credited as the inventor of rugby football. The trophy is silver gilt and has been presented to the winner of the Rugby World Cup since the first competition in 1987. The 38-centimetre trophy is gilded silver and is supported by two cast scroll handles. On one handle there is a head of a satyr, on the other there is a head of a nymph. On the face of the trophy are the words International Rugby Football Board and below that arch The Webb Ellis Cup are also engraved. The Webb Ellis Cup is also referred to (incorrectly) as the ‘Webb Ellis Trophy’ or colloquially as ‘Bill’, a nickname coined by the 1991 Rugby World Cup winners, the Wallabies.

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Spruce up with a good spring clean Spring has arrived and as we transition between winter and summer, the crisp, fresh springtime weather evokes a feeling of rebirth, renewal and regrowth. The specific definition of the exact timing of ‘spring’ varies according to cultural and geography — even local customs. However, at the spring equinox, days are close to 12 hours long and the day length increases as the season progresses.

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While we are thinking about upgrading and renewing, it is paramount to think beyond the aesthetically pleasing — out of sight, out of mind is not the best way to look after your septic tank or water tank. Thankfully Mary and Chris at Magic Property Services can take care of your effluent and septic tank and even clean your water tank too — helping you avoid any unnecessary surprises.

The team at Munns Flooring Xtra will help you spruce up your carpets and smooth over any flooring issues. The business has a fifty-year history in the Kaipara and is owned by Gerrard and Lorraine Munn. The couple took over the company reigns from Gerrard’s parents, Glenys and Graeme Munn, earlier in the year. Gerrard has been in the flooring trade for 28 years and is the third generation of his family to continue in this field. There’s nothing like new furniture to brighten up a living space and Furniture Wellsford have a great range and the best prices. Their collection includes solid oak


Haines House Haulage Co Ltd has been moving buildings for over 37 years. The company was started by Rod Haines who is still actively involved in all aspects of the operation from towing buildings to foundation work, buying, selling and technical advice. This experience is invaluable if you have a building or site which is a little different than the normal. Haines House Haulage also purchases homes for removal.

Around the world, spring has many interpretations and its meaning goes far beyond a change in season. The pagans have long celebrated spring and believed it was a time of renewal and fertility. Here in the Kaipara, our agricultural sector is evidence of this and farmers are kept busy with new calves and lambs. Our abundant wildlife is also welcoming their young. After winter, spring brings the promise and inspiration of longer, warmer days and it is the perfect time to think about renewing our environment. The coming months will give us the perfect weather to build and renovate, restore the home, inside and out, and replenish our enthusiasm for life as we spend more hours in natural sunlight. Before we know it, Christmas will be upon us, so it’s time to start the preparation now.

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Big air and fierce competition

by Our Motoring Correspondent

There’s something to be said for the mental and physical discipline required to win in top level motocross — as many of our local riders can attest, it’s not easy commanding all that snarling horsepower through kilometres of big air, deep mud and fierce competition! That’s what makes AMA motocross rider Brett Metcalfe’s latest podium victory so impressive — the recent Southwick round of the American series was a battle of the big guns in the sport contested during the throes of a full-scale hurricane! As Hurricane Irene hammered the east coast of the United States it’s fair to say that most sporting events were called off. But the dauntless field of riders in the AMA’s 10th round were made of sterner stuff, and despite the morning’s drizzle turning to a biblical torrent by

The RM –Z450 in action in slightly better weather conditions!

the time the 450cc class fired up, Metcalfe and the rest of the field were the picture of fortitude, slogging through a ‘quagmire of ruts and holes’ as the sandy soil turned to deep mud. Brett,

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riding for Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki brought in a hard-fought win to take the honours, riding his Yoshimura equipped Suzuki RM-Z450 to victory in atrocious conditions. This same model of motorcycle is currently on display at Randell’s Suzuki, and it’s fair to say it’s proved its worth in the AMA’s competition this year, making it a coveted ride for local motocross enthusiasts. It’s definitely a feather in Suzuki’s cap that their flagship 450cc machine can duke it out with the pack and the worst mother nature can throw at it and still come out on top! In the coming weeks we’ve got some big motocross events happening in our neck of the woods, as the team from our own Dargaville Moto — X Club take on the best in the north in a three-part series of dirt-slinging motorsports action. Of course we here at the Lifestyler are going to be amongst it, bringing you all the action. Until then, drop in and take a peek at the RM — Z450 in all it’s glory at Randell’s Suzuki and get ready for a summer of high octane motocross!

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Ford’s backing black with this powerful front line

by Our Motoring Correspondent

Lindsay West at Dargaville Ford is right behind our boys in black this big season of international rugby, and Ford has unveiled a pair of powerful and distinctive vehicles proudly bearing the logo of the All Blacks. The All Blacks’ special edition XR6 is a fully optimised version of the marque’s flagship cruiser — a pedigree vehicle in every sense of the word and has been refined through several generations to become the finely honed driving machine it is today. While the All Blacks’ edition lacks the furious power of the XR6 Turbo (which met with rave reviews across the ditch and here for its V8beating turn of speed) the big 4-litre 6 is definitely no slouch, pumping out ample power to provide a poised and comfortable cruise with executive levels of comfort. Bold branding and some distinctive styling cues mark out the XR6 as being one of only 150 All Blacks’ special edition cars ever to roll off the assembly line — and added to the exterior stylistic tweaks is a suite of luxury enhancements like a thumping stereo system, sumptuous leather seats and discreet All Blacks’ branding

to make this a one of a kind ride that shows your patriotic pride! Slightly more edgy and certainly head turning is the neat little AB35, a Ford Fiesta which has been given a makeover by the All blacks themselves, proving that the team are more than just power and brawn on the field! This wicked little machine looks stunning in black, with figure-hugging racing seats and distinctive interior styling balancing its truly epic levels of power. For a small car the AB35 cranks out buckets of kilowatts, unleashing an almost rally-spec surprise with a wave of noise as you tap the accelerator. Mountune, the European tuning house which have weighed in behind Ford’s WRC efforts, have given the full treatment to this pint-sized road rocket, turning it into the most exciting small car since the rally-dominating sports Coopers of the late 60s! Added to that grunt is an unprecedented level of safety and comfort — traits which the AB35 shares with its big brother the XR6 — in fact, both machines are rated at the top of the scale by the demanding folks at ANCAP. If you want to show your pride this rugby season — or indeed if you’re just in the market for one of the best pair of vehicles to turn a wheel this year — then head on down to see Lindsay and the team at Dargaville Ford. You’ll find that it’s never been a better time to get behind our sporting legends!

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Men who made Northern Wairoa . . .

William Arthur Marriner by Brian Eastwood Although they worked hard in their business and for the district, you could not say that early Northern Wairoa settler Matthew Marriner or the members of his family always enjoyed good fortune. Marriner arrived in Mangawhare from the Hokianga in 1849, bringing with him his family, including second son William Arthur, then just ten years old. William’s parents sent him to Wesley College for an academic education but he then decided to go to sea as his ‘finishing’ school. He wandered for five years, eventually becoming second mate of the barque ‘Sygnet’. Returning home to Mangawhare, he took over management of the trading store owned by Hasting Atkins, the protégé of Sir Logan Campbell. Atkins retired in 1862 and went back to Europe, gifting the store to Campbell. Marriner stayed on as Mangawhare manager for Brown and Campbell until 1879 when he leased a large block of gum land in Port Albert for one year. Home again, he built a store in Mangawhare, leased Government land near Mangonui Bluff and set up branch stores. When that lease ran out he leased gum digging rights on A. E. Harding’s Aoroa block.









In the meantime Marriner had married, but his wife Emily nee Boult from Whangarei, died after being thrown from a horse. She left him with three sons. Disaster had struck the Mt. Wesley kauri gum trading business of Matthew Marriner just before Christmas 1866 when his station burned down, taking all the gum with it. Coincidentally in 1875, the same fate awaited Brown and Campbell’s store that Marriner managed. Even more coincidentally in 1903, the late William Marriner’s store in Mt Wesley also burned to the ground, taking all of the gum stock as well as his special collection of gum specimens. All told it was valued at £2000 but insured only for £400. £500 worth had been packed ready for S. S. Aotea to pick up the next day. Their ruined store at the end of Mt Wesley Coast Road on the river-bank, traded in gum, fungus, produce and general goods. It was managed by his son, L. B. Marriner, who became a Dargaville Borough Councillor for one year. In 1872 William married Mary Douglas, the daughter of settler William Douglas. It was a large wedding, starting with the bridegroom’s party arriving from Dargaville by launch. There

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were many toasts proposed, including one from local chief Te Awha Parore, a close friend of William Marriner. 250 people cheering and performing a haka greeted the couple’s arrival back in Mangawhare, with an evening dance completing the day’s festivities. Mary and William were to have four sons and just one daughter but lost her to diphtheria in 1884. Mary died in 1895 and William retired that same year to become official Maori interpreter for the district. Marriner always declined political nomination but was active as secretary and treasurer of Mangawhare Cricket Club and served on the regatta committee. He was elected a member of the racing club committee as a judge and manager of the annual race meetings. Two of William and Mary’s sons were twins and went off to the 1915 Gallipoli campaign where strangely, both were wounded in the left foot. Charles survived but Percy was later killed in action in France. William never knew the fate of his two boys because he died suddenly in 1902 at the age of 62 years. He lies buried in Mt Wesley just three hundred metres from his old home.


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Doing their bit for Daffodil Day

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Flooring Xtra take pride in their range of eco-friendly floor coverings, having made a name for themselves as real local owner-operated flooring professionals who care about their community. With pure wool carpets and even a soft, durable floor covering made from recycled milk bottles (which you have to feel to believe), the ecofriendly company have decided to throw their weight behind restoring another kind of floor as well — the forest floor in our native woodlands. Flooring Xtra have teamed up with Forest and Bird to help plant native trees, providing beautiful habitats for our native birds, places for hikers and tourists to enjoy, and of course a link to our nation’s natural heritage! They’re pledging $1 per metre of flooring sold to help in this important charitable project, averaging out at one native tree per day or more. Of course with spring upon us what better time to take a look at your own carpet and vinyl and think about a change? Flooring Xtra are happy to provide you with a no obligation quote and get your spring spruce-up underway, and with a vast range of colours and styles to choose from (as well as all those eco-conscious options!) you’ll be helping increase the beauty and value of your home while helping mother nature out as well! See our advertisement on Page 9

Ruawai Primary celebrated Daffodil Day by asking the children to wear mufti for the day in yellow and green, with a donation of a gold coin for the privilege. A Body Jam demonstration was held in the afternoon with visitors also donating a gold coin as an entry fee. A total of $179.50 was raised, going to the Cancer Society. The photo is taken in front of the school’s daffodil garden which was planted by students of the school several years ago in memory of former teacher, Nellie Yelcich, who passed away from cancer.

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DIESEL OIL. 10 litre 15W/40. save $25, September only. Auto One Dargaville. 09 439 8219. HUGE RANGE. Fruit trees. Roses, Spring flowering and Weeping trees, disease resistant varieties. Adams Nurseries, 4 Connell Rd, Waipu Phone 09 432 0121. DARGAVILLE

Farmlands Trading Society Limited FAR20633




RIVERSIDE Thursdays 2.30-5.30pm

AD Focus Carpark, Dargaville Fresh & Local

While stocks last. All prices include GST. Valid until 30th September 2011.

Dargaville 1 River Road (09) 439 7693

Get the best sandwich in town


Eggs Pork Fish Herbs Bacon Fruit & Vegetables Soap Honey Cheese Kumara Crafts Mussels Plants Potatoes Calzone Pizza Preserves Onions Live Music

103 Victoria Street, Dargaville Phone 09 439 0605



Classified Advertising Call

0800 466 793

PUPPIES! LABRADOR/WHIPPET - 3 black males, 1 white male & 2 white females. Strong Lab resemblance. Phone 021 1821 744 or 09 439 5781 after 5pm. SOCKET SET ½” drive, 42 piece. Now only $199.99, saving $100. Auto One Dargaville. 09 439 8219. STAINLESS STEEL tubs (2) $10, 3 phase motor $20, kitset wooden shelves 900x800x300 new in packaging $30, Scooter European inflated tyres suits 8-10 yr old $20, HP photosmart printer $20, Single bed fold up with mattress $30. Phone 09 431 6740.

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Not sure what you’re after? Plants 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

Shubs, Trees Etc from 50 Cents each

Hours: 9.00am — 4.00pm 55 West Coast Rd

GOOD QUALITY MAIZE SILAGE Well covered and sealed within 8km of Dargaville Wanted expressions of interest or tender

Te Kopuru

09 439 5556 Open 9am – 4pm

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Contact Anne Phone 09 439 5219 — Mob 027 289 2488 PO Box 484, Whangarei, Northland mail:

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Kaipara Lifestyler Classifieds

Phone 0800 466 793

Closing date for classified advertising for the 14 September 2011 edition is 10am, Monday 12 September 2011. See our terms and conditions online at House For Sale RELOCATABLE HOME Brand new, 3 double bedrooms, fully decorated, sundeck included. For details please phone 027 477 5340 or 09 431 6964. $99,000 +GST.

Plants & Nurseries HARDY COASTAL PLANTS available from Babylon Coast Gardens Ltd. We have a broad range of quality native plants with prices starting at just $2.50 plus GST with great discounts for purchases of 50 plants or more. Delivery service available. Enquiries welcome Thursday to Sunday on 09 439 4223 or 0274 323 336.

Wanted to Buy COLOSTRUM / PENICILLIN & whole milk. Phone 021 190 0972.

Work Wanted BUILDER AVAILABLE Design & build all your plans. New homes, additions, alterations. Free quotes, quality workmanship. Phone Tony Greenfield 027 477 5340 or 09 431 6964 AH. GLASS REPAIRS. Aluminium or Wood. Free quotes. “Give me a break and I will fix your pane”. The Glass Dr. Ray 09 439 5377. SAND BLASTING. Rust never sleeps. Blast, prime, topcoat for structural steel, barns, cowsheds, tanks, machinery, chassis, swimming pools. Western Blasters. Phone 09 439 6330.

New installations, upgrades & renovations, burst pipes, hot water cylinders, kitchens & bathrooms.

Plumbing and Heating Centre Phone today 09 439 6123

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Plumbing & Heating Centre can help you design a bathroom that suits your needs and budget, supply bathroom fixtures and take care of installation & plumbing. For a free onsite consultation

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

Nick Evans MSF UK Osteopath for Back Pain Relief

09 439 2620 021 185 4856

Dargaville Bobcat Services

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

Sleepout, home office, storage worker accommodation etc

Ph: 0800 CABINS

Property Maintenance ATS PROPERTY Maintenance & Repair. Fences & repairs • Kitchen/bathroom fitouts • Flooring repairs • Decks • Waterblasting • Windows & latches • Plus much more. 10% discount for senior citizens. No job too small. Phone/fax 09 439 8628. Cell 027 455 7750. TANK WATER Testing. High quality testing for T and E-coli in your tank or bore water. Printed clear lab results provided with recommendations. Phone TWT 09 422 9345.

To Rent/Lease FLATMATE WANTED. Matakohe, one or two bedrooms available, street access, broadband, sealed road, near museum. Phone 09 431 6740.

Situations Vacant DAIRY FARMER WORKER WANTED. 15 minutes out of Dargaville. Accommodation provided. Would suit Single or younger person. No experience necessary. Just keen to work and learn. Ph Aaron 09 439 1857 or 021 129 6508.


FREE CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE educating you. Kaipara Budgeting Service, 58 Hokianga Road, Dargaville. Please Telephone 09 946 5440 (free local call) for an appointment!

Workplace, Basic and Refresher courses. Held locally or at your workplace Email: or phone: 021 169 2096

Ph Bernie 09 439 6785

Ruawai Homekills Full service slaughtering & processing of Beef, Sheep, Pigs & Deer On farm killing of Pigs & Sheep (Conditions apply) Over 25 years experience • Return deliveries by arrangement For prompt & professional service contact Wayne & Annette Ph 09 439 2020 • 021 401 934 Ah/Fax 09 439 2910 Covering the Kaipara and Whangarei Regions

9am - 2pm All proceeds for hall maintenance

Notice of Council Resolution on Electoral System and of Right to Demand a Poll


All aspects of building work. Experience not necessary. Must be hard working and keen to learn. Full time position based in Maungaturoto. Opportunity for apprenticeship. Must have restricted or full drivers license.

Notice is given under section 28 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, that the Kaipara District Council has resolved to hold its next triennial general election under the Single Transferable Voting electoral system. This electoral system will be used for the 2013 triennial general election of the Kaipara District Council.

A Special General Meeting of the Arapohue Bowling Club will be held in the clubrooms on Wednesday 21st September 2011 at 7.30pm.

AGENDA 1. To present financial report for year ending 2011.

Please email CV & References by Wed 14 Sept:

2. To update constitution rules with regard to para 19. to replace auditor to a reviewer.

or phone 021 506 250

3. To change para 12.1 in constitution to elect an auditor/reviewer.

AGM Kaipara Vintage Machinery Club.

Northern Wairoa Community Radio Trust


We are looking for an: Asthma Nurse to work within our team 20 hrs per week

circumstances the AGM

7.30pm, Thursday 15th September 2011 at the clubrooms in Harding Park. All welcome.

Due to unforseen has been postponed until further notice

M. Ross Secretary.

Electors of the Kaipara District Council have a right to demand a poll at any time to countermand the resolution to use the Single Transferable Voting electoral system. Should a valid demand for a poll be received by 28 February 2012, a poll will be held by 21 May 2012 on whether the Single Transferable Voting or the First Past the Post electoral system will be used for the next two triennial general elections (2013 and 2016) of the Kaipara District Council. If a valid demand for a poll is received after 28 February 2012, a poll will be held after 21 May 2012 with the outcome applicable for the 2016 and 2019 triennial general elections.

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A valid demand must be: made in writing; signed by at least 5 percent of eligible electors of the Kaipara District Council. This equates to 649 elector signatures; delivered to Council’s Main Office, 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville by 5 pm, Tuesday 28 February 2012 (for the outcome of the poll to apply to the 2013 triennial general election of the Kaipara District Council). Every elector who signs a demand must also set out in it his or her full name and the address for which he or she is qualified as an elector of the Kaipara District Council. Dated at Dargaville, 2 September 2011 J McKerchar Chief Executive

Must have a current Practicing certificate Closing date 19th September

Kaipara Lifestyler Crossword

For further information or queries:








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

Saturday September 10th

Builders Labourer / Hammerhand

The Dargaville Arts Association Inc.

Phone 09 439 4940

Ruawai & Tokatoka Hall


Public Notices

Beach Road Dargaville Monday-Friday 8-5 Sat-Sun 8-3

Book Sale

GARAGE SALE Quality household items. Everything must go. 14 Earl St, 9-11am September 8, 9 & 10.

To be held on Monday December 12

Practice Nurse part time (approx 20 hrs per week)

First Aid Courses

AGM KAIPARA Vintage Machinery Club. 7.30pm, Thursday 15th September 2011 at the clubrooms in Harding Park. All welcome. M. Ross Secretary. FREE CONFIDENTIAL Budgeting Service. To make a booking call 09 439 8592. We also offer a complete money management service if required.

Judy Harris, Practice Manager Dargaville Medical Centre,PO Box 257, Dargaville Email: 021 2233 512

Little River Transport Ltd

Work with your local licensed dealer

Cabins to Rent Northland Your ideal solution to short or long term accommodation. 3 sizes available.

Public Notices


15th September

Lifestyler House, 107 River Road Following General Meeting Starting 5.00pm

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Supplies - Repairs - Maintenance.

Bathroom Design, fixtures & CeramiC tiles

Public Notices 3 DAY coach tour ex Dargaville to Cape Reinga and Paihia. Want to join us? Call Sue @ Visitor Info Centre 09 439 4975.


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Kaipara Lifestyler, September 7 2011  
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