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90c (Delivery: 75c urban, 80c rural) Wednesday, September 18, 2019 AOS CALL-OUT: Armed offenders squad, helicopter crew and police dogs relax after a tension-filled morning. Photo Troy Baker D8966-14

Lockdown in Taneatua Staff reporter

A MAN wanted by the police brought Taneatua to a standstill yesterday morning as the armed offenders squad


stormed the bush behind the school, sending it in to lockdown. Taneatua School principal Marama Stewart said she first noticed something wasn’t right when she saw a police car parked outside the school gate.



As she stood up for a closer look out her office window, the phone rang. It was the police informing her that the school was now in lockdown. “The kids were just coming out of karakia in the morning, so we redirected them to the hall which is the



safest place,” she said. “If you’re well drilled and practiced there’s no need to be scared, we just switched into business mode and followed procedure.” Senior sergeant Mark van der Kley

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TUHOE PRIDE: Hemana Waaka and Jackie Te Amo-Te Kurapa will pay homage to their ancestors during a two-week pilgrimage through France and Belgium. Photo Troy Baker D8969-01

Tuhoe pilgrimage honours soldiers John Morin Staff reporter

A GROUP of 30 Tuhoe are making a pilgrimage to Belgium and France next week, paying homage to their anscestors who fought with the Maori Pioneer Battalion. On September 26, kaumatua, parents, students and ministers – direct descendants of the Tuhoe soldiers who fought valiantly in World War I – will embark on a two-week tour through European battlefields and cemeteries to pay homage and Maori tikanga to their ancestors. This year marks 100 years since the battalion returned to New Zealand, on April 19, 1919. The Maori Pioneer Battalion, formed in 1916, comprised mounted troops and the remainder of the NZ Native Contingent, which had suffered heavy casualties in Turkey. Pulled back from the front lines of war, this group was tasked with digging trenches, laying telephone cables, and

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making roads for the transportation of ammunitions and reinforcements. Two Tuhoe soldiers were awarded medals for bravery while serving along the Western Front. Pa Teamo received the Military Medal and Te Puia Tamehana received the French De Guerre. Hemana Waaka, one of the organisers for the upcoming trip, only discovered this piece of history while chatting with someone over beers at the RSA. To honour these men, a special Armistice Day celebration was held in Ruatoki in 2015. French and Belgian ambassadors in attendance pinned medals on the soldiers’ family members. “This trip has been three years in the making,” said Mr Waaka. “We are going to represent those Tuhoe soldiers and pay our respects for the friends and family they left behind.” “What the people in France and Belgium are going to see is the faces of the soldiers that came to fight and who made the supreme sacrifice.” Jackie Te Amo-Te Kurapa and Margaret Tamehana-Stedman, descen-


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dants of the two honoured soldiers, will be joining the tour. “Really, what we’re doing, we’re walking in the footsteps of our koro,” Miss Teamo-Tekurapa said. “And it’s not just our kaumatua who get to experience this; it’s students and young ones too.” She said the trip was timely considering Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement that history would soon be compulsory in New Zealand schools. The pilgrimage includes stops at Underhill Cemetery, the Wellington Tunnels, and Paschendale, the location of one of the worst disasters during the war. They will also attend luncheons at the New Zealand embassies in France and Belgium. The group will return to New Zealand on 10 October. “We want to thank all the communities that have supported our roopu, and thank all of our sponsors,” Miss TeamoTekurapa said. “We appreciate all of the words of support and encouragement that we have received. We feel lucky and honoured.”

Info sought on robbery POLICE are appealing for information following an aggravated robbery in Kawerau over the weekend. Five people, with their faces covered and armed with weapons, entered Galway Street Dairy on the corner of Stafford Street and Galway Street about 7.30pm on Sunday. They threatened the sole employee before fleeing on foot with a large quantity of cash and cigarettes. Police are making inquiries to locate the group who were last seen on Newell Street. Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the Galway

Street or Newell Street area between 6pm and 7.30pm on Sunday is urged to come forward. Police would also like to hear from anyone with information about a person or group who appear to have recently acquired an usually large amount of cash or a significant quantity of cigarettes. Information to can be provided to Detective Constable James Renwick by calling 105 and quoting file number 190916/7137, anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or emailing James.

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AOS call-out as school put in lockdown „ Continued from Page 1 said after the offender dumped his car near the school and took off on foot, police began cordoning off the area, calling in the AOS and the Eagle helicopter for back up. He said the man was a “high risk offender” that Whakatane police had been searching for, for quite some time. A heavy police presence was felt in the surrounding area as patrol cars were located at multiple street corners, cordoning off the area for the safety of the public. With the sound of the Eagle chopper overhead, many people gathered in groups keen to understand what was happening. The chopper then landed in the middle of the school’s grass playing field as police efforts focused on the back section of the school grounds. “We have an overgrown bush area at the back of the school, and he must have gone down there to the river and become stuck because the police were here very quickly,” Mrs Stewart said. “We made sure everybody was safe and lots of kids didn’t really understand what was going on. We had kai and activities, like dress-ups, and kapa haka to keep them comfortable.” Mr van der Kley said the offender was successfully apprehended and taken into custody “without a fight”. “That’s what you’d expect if you were surrounded by armed offenders, dogs and the Eagle helicopter squad.” With the offender in custody, police invited the schoolchildren to go out on the field to see the helicopter and play with the dogs. There were a few hugs and highfives shared by all following what was a tension-filled morning.

Bad parking in Kope PARKING at Kope reached a new low on Friday when a motorist bypassed empty parks on the street to park their vehicle across the footpath outside The Bakehouse while they did their washing two doors down at the laundromat. Retailers and shoppers were not impressed and questioned the occupants about why they had parked there. They responded by pulling the finger.

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NOT SO SCARY: Young Tawhai Orupe meets an AOS dog handler and his dog following the successful capture of the offender. Photos Troy Baker D8967-31 “The kids were buzzing to see the new Eagle helicopter and the armed offenders took their masks off and made sure all of the kids felt safe,” Mrs Stewart said.

“The police made a big effort to make sure the kids weren’t scared, and we are very appreciative for the Whakatane police and how they handled the situation.”

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Edgecumbe student China bound Hazel Osborne Staff reporter

AS students begin to get excited for the holidays, Maddy Clarke has another reason why she can’t stop smiling from ear-to-ear. Maddy, a Mandarin language student at Edgecumbe College, is one of 21 students nationwide – and the only student from the Eastern Bay – preparing for the trip of a lifetime to China these school holidays. The trip is a full immersion Chinese language camp at Xiamen University organised by Victoria University’s Confucius Institute, an organisation that is dedicated to promoting Chinese language. To secure her spot, Maddy wrote an essay explaining why the language was important to her and when the opportunity arose to travel to Xiamen, she jumped at the chance. Maddy’s passion for Chinese language and culture began when she started learning Mandarin in her first year of high school. She now hopes to study in China after she finishes year 13. “It’ll be an experience for me to know what the university is like over there,” Maddy said. “I travelled to China last year with school, but this time is different because it is full immersion.” “I’m feeling nervous about going to the university but I’m really happy about going back to China.” If her first year of NCEA exams isn’t enough, Maddy will be studying towards the Chinese equivalent to score a scholarship in the future. Mum, Tracey Clarke, said the trip would be an amazing way for her daughter to immerse herself in the culture and to meet other like-minded students. “She really loves the idea of getting a scholarship and going to study in China

NERVOUS EXCITEMENT: Edgecumbe College student Maddy Clarke is fizzing with excitement as she prepares for her trip to China this Saturday. Photo Troy Baker D8836-02 so this trip is just another step in the right direction for her,” Mrs Clarke said. “This is a really great opportunity for her to meet other kids who are just as passionate about the culture and language as she is.” Deputy principal Rene Otto said he

was proud of Maddy’s efforts, especially as she continued to study by correspondence. “I am extremely proud and she’s absolutely passionate about learning to speak Mandarin,” Mr Otto said. “She’s put in a lot of effort by herself and just went out there and kept the

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North last week. “Standing on the stage in both prepared and impromptu, I felt my tipuna beside me, guiding me,” she told Radio New Zealand. “Coming from a rural, isolated area, it shows that no matter where you live, you can succeed. And being Maori, you can reach a pinnacle of success like Nga Manu Korero and other aspects of life.” Over the course of two days, 60 students took to the stage, competing in four categories including Junior English and Maori, as well as Senior English and Maori. Ten topics were given to speakers in each section. Twelve minutes are allocated to Maori speakers and six minutes for English speakers. They spoke about colonisation, te reo Maori, Ihumatao, and their growing concerns with social media and the state of the environment. Nick Fonotoe, chairman of host committee Manawatu Horowhenua Maori Teachers, said the contestants spoke well. He said holding the competition during Maori Language Week highlighted the competition’s role as a beacon of Maori language revitalisation and a measure of how far te reo had developed in the past 20 years.

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One word sums up Avalon and my holiday to Vietnam and Cambodia – AWESOME!! A friend and I embarked on a journey with Avalon Waterways on the Mekong – 8 day Mekong Discovery, we did the cruise portion of this trip only – but wished we had done the extension either side, we had time constraints but both agreed that we will go back!

BIG ISSUE: Whakatane woman Yvette Amai says vaping has become a hot topic following media reports about vaping-related deaths in the States. Photo Troy Baker D8958-056

Concerns about vaping Sven Carlsson Staff reporter

A WHAKATANE woman who stopped smoking two years ago says vaping has become a big issue following vapingrelated deaths and hospitalisations in the United States. “People stop you in the street to tell you how bad it is, and I’ve got friends sending me links,” Yvette Amai said. United States president Donald Trump is seeking to ban the sale of non-tobacco flavoured vaping products in an effort to get young people to give up the potential dangers of e-cigarettes after US health officials reported they were investigating more than 450 cases of illness and six deaths possibly linked to the use of the devices. Having quit smoking and taken up vaping two years ago, Mrs Amai, who used to be a heavy smoker, started with 18mg nicotine per ml vapes, which is considered “middle of the road” in terms of nicotine strength. “Then went to 12, followed by six, and I am now on three milligrams of nicotine per millilitre,” she said. Now spending $30 or less per week on her habit, Mrs Amai has not only reduced her nicotine dependency but she’s also spending much less money on it. And there are other benefits including that it doesn’t smell.” But lately, it’s become popular for people to say the habit is “terrible”. “There are still many people smoking cigarettes and I wonder if people go up to them to criticise them as well,” she said. “And how many people are dying from alcohol consumption?” She purchases her vaping products from proper retailers, thus reducing the risk. She also looks at the ingredients of what she buys. Vaping is considered less harmful than smoking and it’s also gentler on the wallet but following the vapingrelated deaths in the States the question of safety has been asked again. The Ministry of Health’s Vaping

Facts website says vaping is much less harmful than smoking but isn’t harm free, so people should only do it if they are trying to quit smoking. “Vaping delivers nicotine in a less harmful way, by vaporising e-liquid instead of burning tobacco into smoke,” the website states. It lists side effects such as coughing, headaches and a dry mouth, and notes the risks of long-term vaping are unknown. “Vaping hasn’t been around long enough to know the health effects of long-term use,” it states. “But they’re likely to be far less than smoking.” Bay of Plenty District Health Board spokesman James Fuller said the health board aligned with the Ministry of Health position statement on vaping, recognising it as a harm reduction quitting tool for smokers. He said while the number of people in the Bay who smoked was slowly declining, it was not possible to credit vaping as being responsible for the decline. Mr Fuller said hospital emergency departments dealt with acute medical issues and “we see none in relation to smoking and vaping”. But he said the long-term conditions that smoking led to, such as bronchitis and cancer, were well-known and these could have acute exacerbations or deteriorations needing the ED. “Our ED records aren’t detailed to discuss increases or decreases in presentations related to smoking or vaping and at present we are not seeking to keep special records,” he said. Opotiki’s Church Street Surgery owner Dr Jo Scott-Jones said he had not come across nor heard about any acute vaping-related illnesses. “This hasn’t come up on my radar at all; it seems like it’s a US-related issue,” he said. Asthma and Respiratory Foundation information chief executive Letitia O’Dwyer said that while “vaping isn’t particularly safe,” the illnesses in the States seemed to be caused by black market E-liquids. “We haven’t had any cases showing up in New Zealand media,” she said.

We had a night in Hoi An before joining the cruise, what an idyllic, bustling, colourful exciting city, after dropping our bags at the hotel we headed off to explore the streets and test our bartering skills – the lovely, friendly staff and the hotel said ask the price, halve it and start bartering from there – handy advise for very green tourists but the fruit lady didn’t get that memo and we somehow ended up paying $15 for a couple of banana’s and some lychees!! Our skills improved immensely after that. You can see the French influence everywhere in Hoi An, the architecture, cobbled narrow streets, croissants and pastries but the electrical wires are a sight to be seen, and it was the same throughout the areas we visited – organised chaos, would hate to be an electrician trying to figure out which wire went to which house – or maybe they just run another wire when repairs are needed? Another thing that we found a pleasant surprise is how clean Da Nang and Hoi An were and once we were on the Mekong – although the

water is brown there was very little rubbish floating in the river. Following our afternoon and evening in Hoi An we got a Vietjet Air flight to Ho Chi Minh city, this airline is budget but also notorious for being late, we landed 5 minutes later than our scheduled time and the short flight got us to where we needed to be – our transfer took us through the throng of hectic traffic to the Reverie Saigon Hotel to meet our tour director and fellow travelling companions, a short transfer and we were on-board the Avalon Siem Reap – home for the next 8 days. The ship exceeded expectations, the rooms are well appointed with all the comforts of home, the public spaces beautifully furnished with plenty of space for relaxation. The food was amazing with an array of choice to suit all palates, the staff were all amazing and addressed everyone by name. There was coffee and French pastries available at 6am for early risers, followed by Thai Chi outdoors before the heat of the day kicked in, the breakfast buffet was served from 7am and most excursions were underway around 8.30am, back on board for a buffet lunch before heading off on an afternoon excursion, back on board for cocktails, a briefing on the next day’s adventures prior to a 4 course dinner and relaxing for the evening – Avalon do this all so well! I will continue this story in a couple of weeks – anyone keen on the Mekong, please come in for a chat – I highly recommend this trip with Avalon!


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Recognising 25 years of advocacy Mark Rieder Business reporter

WHEN Mike O’Hagan opened O’Hagan Home Loans and Insurances 25 years ago, he had no idea he would end up revolutionising New Zealand’s home loans industry. In the 1990s, banks had a firm hold on mortgages and home loan companies were considered upstarts. As a result, banks had a confrontational attitude towards brokers. “I got hostility from some of the banks. Mortgage broking was pretty new then and I was the only one operating in town here,” Mr O’Hagan said. “It was a situation where I respected the banks I worked with but I was bothered by the way they cheated people who were in the worst economic position. I was quite happy to represent those people and turn the tables on the banks.” Now owned by his daughter, Trish Marsden, those same principles apply. “People said they liked my dad because he reminded them of their dad. And that’s what I have preserved – that integrity,” she said. Home loan companies can secure loans for individuals who have been refused by other lending institutions. Mrs Marsden said when her father started the business, banks were particularly picky about who they would accept for a loan and those who were accepted were limited to no more than 70 percent of the purchase price. “Most of our clients wanted to borrow up to 80 or 90 percent of the cost. So, we went around and presented a case to ASB and they changed their national

THE LOAN ARRANGERS: Founder Mike O’Hagan and owner Trish Marsden celebrate 25 years of helping people afford their own homes. Photo Mark Rieder D8950-01

policy to lend up to 95 percent and then 100 percent for buyers,” she said. That system is still in place though banks stopped giving 100 percent financing after the 2008 financial downturn. Mrs Marsden said she liked that her work allowed her to be an advocate for people experiencing financial difficulty. “It’s about serving clients and helping them achieve their financial goals so they can buy a home – and being there if they are in financial crisis. That’s a huge part of our ethos and the essence of what we do,” she said.

“We can see that everything works in favour of the banks. They work fulltime to maximise the returns on their investment and that’s okay. But with us, we level the playing field as advocates for our clients. They don’t always know what offers or opportunities are available, but we do.” Said clients range from those in a healthy financial position looking to update their portfolio to those who are in crisis. Sometimes clients who struggle to make ends meet can discover they were actually very close to achiev-

ing financial independence. She spoke of one family who were able to turn their lives around thanks to some basic changes to their spending habits. “He was 50 and had never taken a holiday. We put them on a banking programme, restructured their lending and sent them on a holiday while getting rid of all their debts. They came back a year later saying they had never known such prosperity,” she said. “We didn’t just give them a top up so they could go on a holiday, we changed their lives.”

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back to Australia when he was stable enough to travel. His insurance was declined because he didn’t have the right licence to ride a moped. It can take insurers several days before they will even accept the claim for an injured person to be hospitalised. It is imperative that when travelling you have sufficient lines of credit to meet what can be very expensive medical costs. These can be considerably higher than typical credit limits on credit cards. A $20,000 credit card limit does not go far in these life and death situations. When we had our recent claim, we made the comment that when the insurers did finally come on board, they were really good. Unfortunately, when it came to them reimbursing us for the portion of the claim we settled in Bali, it has been a different story. What we found was the claims department was totally inefficient. After several weeks waiting, they requested the same information that we had submitted at claim time. They did this three times stringing out the claims process. Eventually, our claim was settled some two months after we submitted our claim on return to New Zealand. It seemed a very long wait. Needless to say, we have changed insurer for our next overseas trip. They even apologised for the delay because they had an unprecedented

Money Talk STEVEN BARTON & SUSAN PASCOE BARTON number of claims in process. It was no wonder. It was peak overseas travel time for New Zealanders to escape winter. Delays in settling claims can cause financial problems for claimants. Credit card debts need to be settled before the banks start charging horrendous interest charges for late payment. Anyone taking out an insurance policy needs to be completely honest. Full disclosure is a necessity when taking out any insurance policy. Insurance companies look for loopholes. They even check what claims you may have made on house and contents policies. „ Disclaimer: Steven Barton (FSP 32663) and Susan Pascoe Barton (FSP 32382) are Certified Financial Planners and Authorised Financial Advisers. Their initial disclosure statements are available free of charge by contacting them on (07) 3060080 or they can be downloaded from This column is general in nature and should not be regarded as personalised investment advice. | Wednesday, September 18, 2019



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OWNERS of Whakatane’s L’Epicerie Cafe & Teahouse hope to bring a little more French culture to town with the help of the French ambassador and a baking competition. The French New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (FNZCC) has announced a baking competition hosted by French ambassador Sylvaine Carta-Le Vert who will announce New Zealand’s best French bakery, restaurant and cafe at a gala dinner on October 10.

This is good not only for my business but for the town. Ever since we arrived here, we’ve loved our adoptive town and we want our home to shine. – Chloe Lagneaux

L’Epicerie co-owner Chloe Lagneaux said she entered the competition not only to promote her business but because she wanted to put a spotlight on the community that had welcomed her and husband, Guilhem, with open arms. “This is good not only for my business but for the town. Ever since we arrived here, we’ve loved our adoptive town and we want our home to shine,” she said. “I want to prove that there are things happening in rural New Zealand as

well. You don’t have to go to Auckland or Wellington to find a good cafe or restaurant.” FNZCC president Thibault Beaujot said the global demand for French baked goods was booming – having grossed $2.9 billion in 2018 alone. “It’ll be quite the revealing exercise to canvass the whole hospitality sector to do an initial headcount of operators for a start. We can discover how many French bakeries and restaurants are there, where are they based and why did they choose to specialise in French food,” he said. “Imagine the magnificent boost and pride if you end up being voted number one.” A $3000 prize package will be awarded to each winner which includes media campaign advertising by cosponsor Le Petit Journal in both print and online worth $2000 and an annual membership to the French New Zealand Chamber of Commerce valued at $1,000. To vote for L’Epicerie, go to https:// best-nzs-french-restaurant-vote-lepicerie-264911

BOULANGERE MAGNIFIQUE: Chloe Lagneaux, famous for her selection of crepes, has entered the French New Zealand Chamber of Commerce’s bakery, restaurant and café competition that highlights the best of French cuisine. Photo Troy Baker D8959-08

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At a crossroads with drugs AN Edgecumbe man has landed back in custody after his drug use became too much for his family to bear. Te Rongopai Tuau, 19, appeared in the Whakatane District Court for sentencing last Wednesday on charges of burglary and breaching home detention. Tuau had reached through a window into a neighbouring property in Edgecumbe earlier this year, taking a laptop, mobile phone and bag. Judge Stephen Coyle said although this was a low-level burglary, it was still and invasion of privacy. Due to a psychological assessment, his age and history of substance abuse, defence lawyer Roger Gowing advocated for a more rehabilitative sentence for his client. Mr Gowing said intensive supervision might help keep Tuau out of the prison system for good. Judge Coyle voiced his concern about Taua’s commitment to change but agreed with Mr Gowing, stating that a sentence of intensive supervision might lead to change. “You are at a crossroads in your life, Mr Taua, and you have decisions to make,” said Jude Coyle. “Nothing good comes from drugs and you are faced with an opportunity to get support and be free of them.” Taua was sentenced to 18 months’ intensive supervision and to pay reparations of $1000 in $50-a-week instalments. “You need to think about what people will remember you as,” Judge Coyle said. “Will it be someone who had a problem but goes on in life to make a good contribution to society or will it be that you were a waster who was always out of it on drugs?”

Anger management A POROPORO man wants to deal with his anger so he can be a better member of his whanau. Reniera Mason, 30, appeared in court on Wednesday for sentencing on one count of wilful damage after he smashed a large window out of anger. Defence lawyer Natalie Bradley said her client had expressed his interest in anger management courses. Mason was sentenced to six months’ supervision and ordered to pay $600 in reparation for the smashed window.

Final warning FAITH Teepa of Taneatua has been given “one final chance” to get her act together after continuous bail breaches. Teepa, 24, faces a charge of wilful damage. Teepa has been ordered to report to the Whakatane Police Station on September 16 as she receives her last warning from Judge Coyle. Teepa was remanded on bail and will reappear on October 23 to plead to the charge.

Nasty lesson RESTORATIVE justice has been taken off the table for one Te Kaha man. Mita Benjamin Paora, 33, appeared in court for sentence on charges of assault, two counts of contravening a protection order and dangerous driving. The court heard that Paora and his victim had been in a relationship for six years and had two children.

Creating vicious cycle of domestic assault “IF you continue to harm the one you supposedly love in front of your children, Mr Maui, it will be them in the dock one day, because this is what you have taught them to do.” Judge Stephen Coyle had stern words of warning for Ruatoki man Tiaki Jack Maui, who appeared before him for sentence in the Whakatane District Court last Wednesday. He sentenced the 32-year-old to 13 months’ imprisonment, followed by six months’ post-release supervision on charges of assault and failing to answer court bail. Maui had pleaded guilty to the assault of his partner in June when he reappeared on Wednesday facing another domestic assault charge, committed while on bail. The court heard that Maui and his victim had been in a relationship for 10 years and had four children together. Maui had became agitated after being woken by the cries of their oneyear-old child and decided to take his anger out on his sleeping partner, who was heavily pregnant. He dragged her by the hair across the bed they shared and struck her in the head and stomach. Over this time there had been 21 incidents of domestic abuse within the relationship. On this occasion, Paora, his victim and their two children were driving through Te Kaha when the couple began to argue. Paora, who was a passenger at the time, pulled the handbrake causing the car to suddenly stop. He then pulled his victim out of the car on the roadside by her hair and arm. Paora then demanded his victim sit in the passenger seat while he drove. He began driving dangerously at speeds of 100kmh along unsealed gravel roads. His victim feared they might have an accident and that Paora was putting herself and their children in danger. The family arrived at Te Kaha Marae, where Paroa pulled her out of the car again by her hair and arm, scratching her face and causing severe bruising. Judge Coyle said that due to the severity and historical nature of the offending that prison was Paora’s only option. “I’m worried that this occurred in front of your children and you and your victim will continue this relationship,” said Judge Coyle. “They will learn from you that the way you treat women is violent and demeaning.” Paora was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment and disqualified from driving for six months.

Recidivist drink driver sentenced RECIDIVIST drink driver Anaru O’Sullivan appeared in court for sentence on charges of driving with excess breath alcohol and breaching his community work sentence.

He then punched her on the side of the head so forcefully that she fell to the ground. Following the assault, she was admitted to hospital with stomach pains and other injuries. Maui was released on bail following this assault and assaulted his partner again, pulling her out of a car after a domestic quarrel. He caused serious bruising to her arm and neck, and a black eye as he forcefully dragged her from the car and punched her in the face. Defence lawyer Natalie Bradley said Maui admitted he had an anger issue and wanted the opportunity to pursue restorative justice as “circumstances have changed as Mr Maui has a new O’Sullivan offended last in 2010 with his most recent offence a cry for help, according to defence lawyer Natalie Bradley. Ms Bradley said this should be ample justification for a sentence of supervision. Judge Stephen Coyle agreed and said due to the significant gap in his offending, an early guilty plea and a relatively low reading of just under two times the legal limit that he agreed with Ms Bradley’s recommendation. O’Sullivan was sentenced to 12 months supervision, 40 hours community work on top of his outstanding balance of 122 hours and disqualified from driving for one year and one day.

Remorseful for his actions ANGER management courses have helped an Edgecumbe man realise the impact of his actions. Guy Arthur Mansell, 61, appeared in court on Wednesday for sentencing on a charge of assault on a person in a family relationship. Defence lawyer Rebecca Plunket said her client had completed anger management courses, including a ManUp course that helped men become better fathers, husbands and contributors to the community. She said Mansell was sincerely remorseful for his offending. Mansell was discharged without conviction.

Time to grow up A TANEATUA man has accepted his battle with drugs has had a major impact on how his whanau see him. Hemi Nelson Riddle Timoti, 42, appeared in court for sentence on charges of receiving property, possession of methamphetamine and drug

baby”. She argued for an adjournment so Maui and his victim would have time to reconcile. Judge Coyle firmly disagreed and expressed his urgency in sentencing Maui. “Why would I remand him on bail? So he can continue to be violent towards his partner and children? I’m going to deal with him today,” he said. The judge said Maui was an atrocious role model for his four children and his offending was prolonged and significant. “Violence like this will not be tolerated by the court, Mr Maui. If you cared about your children you would not have been violent in front of them.” Bradley advocated for a possible sentence of home detention, however, due to Maui’s extensive history of noncompliance Judge Coyle said he had no confidence that Maui would abide by the rules. “This offending could have affected not only your partner but your unborn child, and if you were to not be punished accordingly you would most certainly continue to hurt your family,” said Judge Coyle. utensils, breaching community work and two counts of contravening a protection order. The summary of facts stated that despite a protection order being in place, Timoti had gone to the victim’s house and refused to leave. Timoti was in possession of a “small amount of meth most likely for personal use” and a pipe at the time. The victim pretended to call the police in hopes that it would spook Timoti into leaving the premises, aggravating him further, as the police were called to the scene. Timoti breached the protection order for a second time in July, chasing the victim down the road and threatening violence after refusing to leave again. Timoti has also faced several driving offences and has an outstanding 150 hours of community work. Defence lawyer Whare Hika said his client recognised he needed professional help for his drug issues and advocated for a more restorative sentence of supervision and community work. “Mr Timoti wants to be a better role model for his whanau and is willing to make changes to address his drug problem,” Mr Hika said. Judge Coyle said Timoti needed to grow up and act his age if he was to make a real change. “You are far too old for this kind of behaviour Mr Timoti,” Judge Coyle said. “The factors seem to point towards you wanting to make a genuine change and there is no need for you to be back here in the future.” Judge Coyle said Timoti was not someone who had demonstrated a significant history of violence. He sentenced him to 200 hours’ community work and 12 months’ intensive supervision.

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Bee awareness comes to Opotiki Sven Carlsson Staff reporter

THE Mary Bumby’s Hive of Story is coming to Opotiki this weekend. Veteran storyteller Tanya Batt will be accompanied by musician Peter Forster as the pair present an insightful story about honeybees and how they were first introduced in Aotearoa. “The name of the person who bought the two straw skeps of black Yorkshire bees will be forever etched in your mind, because of its almost storybook quality - Mary Anna Bumby,” Batt said. “I like to take old stories and dress them up in new clothes, to dance and sing and hope that in doing so, I foster in my audiences a natural delight and curiosity for the world they live in.” Batt, who lives at an ecovillage on Waiheke Island, is touring New Zealand with her bee origin story and she also writes, records and runs workshops. “I believe you are never too old or too young for a story and so I share my work with children and adults and sometimes on my bicycle. My work is guided by what fascinates me,” she said. The performance takes place on Sunday at the Opotiki Arts Society Hall in King Street, beginning at 3pm. Entry is by koha.

Arrival of the honeybee ON March 19, 1839 the first honeybees arrived on the shores of Hokianga, Aotearoa. There are some 28 different species of native bees but none of them hold quite the allure of the European honeybee, known for her plentiful honey stores. Also, as the early European settlers quickly discovered, their northern vegetables and fruit trees were not always on the menu for the local pollinators and many crops failed to thrive. All of this was fascinating to storyteller, gardener and novice beekeeper, Tanya Batt. “I first came across Mary Bumby in Bee Dawson’s fabulous book ‘A History of Gardening in New Zealand’,” she said. “Reading about her, I realised that the 180th anniversary was rapidly approaching and contacted a friend in the Hokianga to see if there was any interest in the community that was the first home to apis mellifera, to celebrates the bee’s arrival with a storytelling performance.” Hence, on the first Mary Bumby Day – Sunday, March 17, 2019 – the first public performance of “Mary Bumby’s Hive of Story” took place. Researching and developing the piece has led to rewarding connections for Batt, including a long-distance email exchange with Britain-based Anne Middleditch whose book “Mary Bumby” was published in 2018. Middleditch had created a honeybee map of the world for the Chain Bridge Honey Farm visitor centre in Scotland and was contacted by David Bumby, Mary Bumby’s descendent to inform her that her information on the arrival of

honeybees in New Zealand was incorrect. With Mr Bumby’s help, Middleditch began to piece together the story of Mary Bumby. The development of the show has also seen Batt visit the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington to read a copy of Mary Bumby’s diary and delve deeper into the life story of this early European settler. “Mary was the hostess at the largest signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, which took place on the Mungungu Mission, Hokianga,” she said. “More than 3000 local Maori including many rangatira converged on the Mission on February 12, to discuss the tiriti. I would have loved to have been one of Mary’s bees hovering at that gathering.” Batt’s interest in bees began in her childhood. Her father kept bees in their back yard, then later in her teenage years she worked on a farm where she had the chance to work with bees. These days she co-manages a hive or two with her neighbour on the Awaawaroa Bay Eco Village, Waiheke Island. “They are intriguing and highly sensitive creatures whose documented relationship with humans goes back more than 8000 years,” she said. “Our lives on this planet would be very different without them.” With the decline in honeybee populations around the world that’s linked to pesticide use, environmental toxins and exploitative bee keeping practices, there is no better time to tell the story of this magical insect. Batt’s first regional tour of the show coincides with Bee Awareness Month.

INSIGHT: Tanya Batt has developed a show that tells us how honeybees came to New Zealand. Photo Karen Cory Toussaint

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Te reo Maori made simple LANGUAGE LESSONS: Rosalind and Waaka Vercoe teach te reo Maori during Maori Language Week last week.

Kathy Forsyth Education reporter

A GROUP of U3A members were at the library on Friday brushing up on their te reo Maori during Maori Language Week. The group’s members have been taking part in a programme learning te reo Maori from Rosalind and Waaka Vercoe and Friday was their ninth session. The day’s events kicked off with the New Zealand anthem, with programme participant Peter Green the only one knowing the words in Maori. “I watch a lot of rugby,� he admitted. Mr Green said he had learned Maori greetings from the programme, which he intended to use at the group’s meetings. Mr Green said the group’s homework was to research the Maori names around town. Lois Baxter said she was taking in the programme because she had last spoken Maori as a child. “I haven’t spoken since, but I think most of us want to learn because there are a lot more Maori notices around the place, there is a lot more spoken,� she said. “We are not going to be expert

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te reo speakers, but we want to be aware of our own environment and what is around, as well as Maori protocol. “We have visited a marae in Te Teko. We were welcomed on to the marae and the protocols were all explained to us. It was very beneficial because some of us had never been to a marae

before. “Waaka reads stories to us in Maori and last week we did our pepeha, which is an introduction to who you are and where you are from. “It is really to understand the language and the culture, which go together, and to make us more familiar and more com-

fortable in those situations.� Anne Wicks said she found the teaching style to be effective. “I have been a teacher of teachers, so I know about lesson plans but the way they are teaching is not just practical but is giving us a vision of a way of life because of Waaka’s stories and it is a variety of activities.�

Mrs Vercoe, a former teacher, said the aim of the programme was not to learn the language to be fluent speakers but to help with pronunciation and understanding of the language. She said the emphasis was on listening and comprehension. “The more they know the less frightening it is.�

10,000 pairs of pre-loved specs saved for Pacific nations SPECSAVERS Whakatane, along with the Whakatane community, has contributed to the collection of 10,000 pairs of preloved glasses that will be given to people in need overseas. In partnership with Lions Recycle for Sight, the store launched a glasses recycling programme last year that sees glasses and sunglasses being delivered to people in need in the Pacific Islands. “We’re so proud and thankful that the people of Whakatane have got behind us in our mission for vision,� said Specsavers Whakatane co-owner Henry Anthonysamy. “If you were to line up all the glasses that have been donated, it would measure the height of

Whakaari (White Island) 4.3 times over. We’re excited that we’ve already come so far. but there’s a long way to go. “There are still many people facing major problems in developing communities around the world, simply because they don’t have access to glasses. “Over the next year, we’ve set ourselves a challenge to collect 100 pairs of good quality glasses or sunglasses each month,� he said. Once the glasses are collected, they are sent to Lions Recycle for Sight in Auckland, which runs a glasses recycling facility that quality checks, cleans and categorises the glasses. If the glasses pass the quality tests, they are then sent to the Pacific

Islands. “People buy new glasses in our store every day and no longer have a use for their old ones. Usually they have been well looked after and are still in perfect condition, but the prescription may be outdated. Our recycling programme allows them to donate their preloved specs to change someone else’s life.� Donated glasses can be placed in a recycling collection box or given to a team member at the store.

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Doing their bit to beautify Staff reporter

MANY people from the community came out on Thursday last week to help “keep New Zealand beautiful”, participating in G J’s annual Clean up Week by collecting rubbish from the streets of Kopeopeo. Giving up their lunch breaks to help beautify the streets of Whakatane, Sharon Kennedy-Muru and Joel Barr of Toi Te Ora Public health, both believe that the health of our environment is not to be disregarded by the public. “A lot of rubbish ends up on the street, so we came out here to support a good cause,” Mr Barr said. “New Zealand prides itself on being clean and green, and we should try and stick to our word.” Mrs Kennedy-Muru, health improvement manager at Toi Te Ora, said the health of our planet was important and if everybody was to make a

small effort that the world would be a lot cleaner. “We are part of an awesome community initiative that’s cleaning up our backyard and it’s about people making a little bit of effort to do our own bit,” Mrs Kennedy-Muru said “We need to look after papatuanuku.” The Keep New Zealand Beautiful society recommends if you want to participate in keeping our communities beautiful all yearround you target public areas with high foot traffic like beaches, parks and shopping centres and that you dispose of the rubbish you collect in a responsible manner. The youngest participant on the day, Mollie Larson, had some words of wisdom when it came to rubbish disposal. “If you eat something that has a packet, you should go find a rubbish bin or keep it in your lunchbox and put it in the bin later,” Molly said. “Pick up your rubbish and put it away.”

DREAM TEAM: Abraham Larsen, Mollie Larsen and Sharon Kennedy-Muru give up their lunch break to pick up rubbish. Photos Troy Baker D8952-10

KEEPING IT GREEN: Councillor Andrew Iles puts another piece of trash into his bag in his efforts to help clean up the streets of Kopeopeo. D8952-21



HELPING HAND: Mayoral candidate Judy Turner took time out on Thursday to help the Toi Te Ora team. D8952-05

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  | Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Local elections 2019 YOUR VOTE IT’S election time again and, as always, it’s impossible to ignore. The billboards are everywhere and social media is bursting with new election pages on which candidates are talking up their skills and what they can bring to the community and the council table. But with multiple smiling faces, catchy slogans and laudable campaign platforms focused on the environment, water, social issues, second


bridges and the like, it can get confusing. Informed voters will be weighing up lots of factors and after probably attending at least one pre-election candidate meeting, doing some background research and sitting in on council meetings to gauge the contributions of sitting councillors and understand their roles and responsibilities, they will have decided who they think will best serve their com-

munities’ interests. For others – perhaps the majority – it may not be so clear. This section contains a Q&A with all the Whakatane, Kawerau and Opotiki mayoral candidates, and profiles of many of the councillor candidates for the Whakatane and Kawerau district councils that may assist you with making your selections. A full spread of Opotiki candidates, mayoral and councillor, will appear in

tomorrow’s Opotiki News. A small number of candidates did not take up the opportunity to feature. Councillor candidates were asked to contribute a short profile of themselves and what they consider important issues facing their district while mayoral candidates were asked to answer six questions relevant to their communities, put forward by the public.

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Meet the candidates Whakatane Mayoralty (one required) Hinerangi Goodman WHAT is your position on climate change and what do you think the council should be doing to mitigate? Climate change is a wide subject including sea level rise and habitat range change. Under the council’s own publication the sea level rise in the next 100 years is likely to be nearly two metres. We must now start preparing to move the town to higher ground. This means opening discussion on possible sites and the potential for acquisition or reserve of the land required. I will lobby at the highest level with central government. Do you feel all communities in the Whakatane district are treated equally? Whilst the Rates Rebate Scheme applies to low earners who own the property in which they live, by its very logic it does not include many people. Renters cannot benefit. This is very tough on renting superannuants and those on social welfare income. This rule penalises those communities of a lower socio-economic level. I will initiate a closer examination of these rates. Where should council spending priorities be – in upgrading aging infrastructure or nice-tohave facilities? Excepting for urgently required repairs and improve-

Lesley Immink WHAT is your position on climate change and what do you think the council should be doing to mitigate? In July 2019, Bay of Plenty Regional Council declared a climate emergency for our region and Whakatane District Council should do likewise. We need to work with our community on transitioning to a low carbon future and adapting to our changing climate. With the declaration we need a clear communications plan to educate the public on the implications – what they can do to help at the grass roots level, what WDC will do and how we will work with BOPRC and Central Government to protect our communities. Do you feel all communities in the Whakatane district are treated equally? No. After eight months sitting in the back row of council and community board meetings, despite some great lobbying from community boards and a plea for better communication and local services, it’s clear more needs to done to help the well-being of our smaller towns. This poll question on our website had 90 percent of respondees also saying no. Where should council spending priorities be – in upgrading aging infrastructure or niceto-have facilities? I was not in favour of council

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ments all infrastructure development as well as those of other facilities should be delayed pending firm direction on the future of Whakatane (and other communities) that take full account of the potential changes to be brought about from climate change and global warming. What is the biggest challenge facing Whakatane and how would you overcome it? By far the biggest challenge to a sea level town like Whakatane is the threat of sea level rise. At one end we have a mountainous hinterland that will produce larger and more frequent floods, and on the other, a potential sea level rise that will meet in the middle and swamp the low lying regions of the town. It’s far too expensive and hopeless to massively lift the level of the stop-banks or to install sea walls. I will consult urgently with council engineering staff and find innovative solutions. What do you see as the short term (five years) and long term

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extending our loan debt from $75 million to $139 million but since the decision has been made, let’s get our three waters (storm, waste and drinking) systems future proofed. We need best practice water solutions sooner, rather than later. The cost of not doing it now will be greater than if we do nothing. What is the biggest challenge facing Whakatane and how would you overcome it? The biggest challenge has been apathy to get involved with decision makers. Council and staff are not mind-readers and it’s easy to critique them from the comfort of our armchairs. Alongside apathy is the lack of political will to get things done – I really don’t like the phrase ‘you can’t do it like that or you don’t understand’. When you have a team of people worried about their standing at the next election, decision making is risk averse and safe. Our council needs a team of business, cultural and environmental experts at the table to navigate the challenges ahead. My skillset includes transformational change including, analyz-

goals (20+ years) for the district? In the short term do only absolutely necessary infrastructure development In the long term consider the following Firstly, By its very nature, except for repairs and maintenance, there is very little short term development of infrastructure possible. Twenty-plus years will definitely see some sea level rise. New infrastructure should have either a life of say less than 50 years or be designed in such a manner that it can be moved. We should be careful about placing new infrastructure at levels below future water levels of the river or sea. Housing should be included in this. Whilst floor levels for new buildings is being included in planning already, these buildings should also be designed in such a manner that they can be easily moved. Secondly, the goals for other works, benefits and services should have goals that can service the community to create pride of the town and region, ease of doing business, encouragement of jobs and general wellness for the population. An important aspect of this is that of community and/or council housing. What is your favourite place in the district to unwind? At home in the pristine mountain ranges of Urewera where I find tranquility and relief from the busy nature of community life. ing systems and processes so that organisations can be the most effective. We need voters to carefully consider who they vote for this election to get the results they want from their council. Under my leadership I’m confident if elected as mayor we can produce the best results, short and long term for our community. What do you see as the short term (5 years) and long term goals (20+ years) for the district? Short term: State-of-the art Three waters treatment systems, boat harbour, boutique hotel, multi-day guided walks in Te Urewera/Whirinaki Te Pua-ATane, 75 percent waste landfill diversion, eco-nature cemeteries and lifestyle retirement villages Long term: In 2040 Whakatane will be New Zealand’s first solar powered, carbon neutral town. We will be bi-lingual and epi-centre of Maori cultural experiences with a range of new tourism attractions. Our marine and arts precincts will be world class, and this combined with our tourism offering will position Whakatane district as an international and New Zealand “must visit” destination. What is your favourite place in the district to unwind? Whakatane Heads.

Julie Jukes WHAT is your position on climate change and what do you think the council should be doing to mitigate? We cannot ignore that our climate is changing. Rainfall, temperatures, winds, storms, and other extremes are impacting how we live in the district. We must include climate change impacts in our decisionmaking processes and our planning processes need to be flexible and adaptive for climate change issues now and into the future. We need to properly resource our part in mitigating and adapting to climate change and we need to recognise that necessary changes to mitigate and adapt to climate change will vary across the district. We also need to incorporate climate change implications into infrastructure, urban development and land use decisions. Do you feel all communities in the Whakatane district are treated equally? I do know there is the feeling out there that Whakatane gets all the money spent on it but when we make our decisions around the council table they are based on what is needed where and when. Some areas in our district have a smaller ratepayer base to fund infrastructure and other needs which is why some projects are funded

Victor Luca WHAT is your position on climate change and what do you think the council should be doing to mitigate? I have spent my entire career as a science researcher and leader in the public service working on the development of new materials with environment and energy applications. My concern over anthropogenic climate change dates back decades and I have attempted to kept abreast of the scientific literature on the subject. I find the evidence that we humans are primarily responsible for global warming highly convincing, even overwhelming. I accept the view of more than 97 percent of experts that humanity faces significant risks if we do not act immediately to curb warming. For the good of future generations, we need action not talk! A second bridge and improved flood mitigation measures would be a good start, then the three waters. Do you feel all communities in the Whakatane district are treated equally? We have significant wealth disparity in the community. I believe our publically-funded medical and school education systems are providing reasonable equality of opportunity. University education on the other hand has become somewhat elitist. Some areas of the district seem neglected and wages in the district are gener-

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and how we as a district will pay for it. We need to budget for it now, we need to start lobbying Central Government now for funding and we need to be working with other councils across the country now who are facing the same issues.

by a district wide rate which goes across every property in the district. Where should council spending priorities be – in upgrading aging infrastructure or niceto-have facilities? I believe we need to have a balance. We need to invest in upgrading or replacing our infrastructure as it provides essential services to our district, but we also need to have nice to have facilities for growth as they will bring us tourists that want to spend money in our district and encourage businesses and people to relocate here. What is the biggest challenge facing Whakatane and how would you overcome it? Our infrastructure is in need of major repair, upgrades or replacement. New resource consents for solid waste, water and storm water are required in 2026 and we will struggle to meet new Central Government standards. We will then also have the issue of affordability

Victor Luca

ally low. Housing affordability is worse than it has ever been. This favors those young people who will inherit wealth from their parents. Although those with money can access better education and medical services, all citizens, and young people especially, deserve opportunities and a positive vision of the future. Where should council spending priorities be – in upgrading aging infrastructure or niceto-have facilities? Definitely toward upgrading critical and ageing infrastructure in order to ensure that the township is well protected from the increase in frequency and severity of flooding and droughts that is being predicted by experts. I am on the record as championing a second bridge which I consider to be critical infrastructure. The present council has been talking about it for a long time and appears to have given up. I would fight hammer and tong to make it happen. I do not accept that it can’t be done! Then comes fortification of the three waters, transport and


What do you see as the short term (5 years) and long term goals (20+ years) for the district? Short–term – Getting our application for funding from the Provincial Growth Fund approved for the Boat Harbour Development and the Town Regeneration Programme. Implementing our newly developed Investment Strategy to increase returns on our investments. A reticulated wastewater scheme solution for Matata. Long term – Upgrading, repairing or replacing our infrastructure to be able to meet the new Central Government resource requirements. Growth and increasing our ratepayer base to spread the rates burden over more properties. What is your favourite place in the district to unwind? That is a hard question as there is so much to love in our district but for me it would be Ohope Beach. It doesn’t cost anything for a walk along the beach or a swim in the ocean.

communications infrastructure. What is the biggest challenge facing Whakatane and how would you overcome it? After infrastructure challenges we have an ageing demographic and WDC population projections are for a reduction in population from 34,000 to 21,000 by 2045 when population distribution will be slanted toward older folk. For our community to thrive we need to be inventive and innovative and give young people reasons to stay. We need to think outside the box! I have already suggested we try to host new technology parks and encourage innovation in all the district’s industries. Auckland does not need to be the center of everything in this country. What do you see as the short term (five years) and long term goals (20+ years) for the district? Take environmental stewardship (kaitiakitanga) seriously (short and long term). Improve protection from impacts of extreme weather events starting with a second bridge for Whakatane township (short-term). Improve wellbeing of the entire community through innovation in tech, agriculture, horticulture, tourism and other industries (long-term). What is your favourite place in the district to unwind? Out at sea.

ELECTIONS 2019 | Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Meet the candidates Whakatane Mayoralty (one required) Russell Orr WHAT is your position on climate change and what do you think the council should be doing to mitigate? I believe it is real but I am less sure of its impacts and I avoid becoming hysterical about it. I would encourage our community to take practical and reasonable steps to mitigate where they can and Council will consider climate change in its decisions around future projects. Do you feel all communities in the Whakatane district are treated equally? No I don’t. This is an area where I am committed to doing better. Where should council spending priorities be – in upgrading

Pouroto Ngaropo WHAT is your position on climate change and what do you think the council should be doing to mitigate? My position is that we have an annual emergency planning day for all our families, iwi, communities throughout our district that will prepare our communities through the community boards and council to be prepared for any disaster that comes upon us. We need to develop a policy based upon the principle “Kia tiakina te taiao, ma te taiao tatau. e manaaki rawa”, meaning “Look after the environment and the environment will look after us”. Do you feel all communities in the Whakatane district are treated equally? In short, No. My policy is quite clear, “Getting back to the Basics” means, we should place paramount importance in supporting all our communities. The policy should be “Me hiki te mana o nga tangata katoa” that is projects and events that “lift the confidence of our people”. Many known community needs have been advocated for and yet communities still wait for council action. The needs identified by you and your communities should become the top priority for council.

have to pick one it would be affordability. We can’t sustain constant rate rises but we have major infrastructure challenges ahead. This is going to take good leadership, strong advocacy, and hard work but I am up for it!

Russell Orr

aging infrastructure or nice-tohave facilities? Obviously infrastructure and I would be surprised if any other candidate said otherwise. The problem is that often we don’t “walk the talk”. I would change that. What is the biggest challenge facing Whakatane and how would you overcome it? There are many challenges of equal importance. Since I

What do you see as the short term (five years) and long term goals (20+ years) for the district? Short-term goal is to maximise and build on the PGF opportunity we currently have. Long term goal is to grow our ratepayer base and encourage people to come back to the district. What is your favourite place in the district to unwind? Lake Aniwhenua ... best kept secret in the district.

tionships that matter, that are engaging real human experiences to transform and shift attitudes towards each other, and empower our communities to celebrate and be proud of who we are.

Pouroto Ngaropo

Where should council spending priorities be – in upgrading ageing infrastructure or niceto-have facilities? I believe that we need to invest in the upgrade and maintenance of our existing infrastructure for our communities to have good quality life. To enable some of the nicer things we want to happen we need carefully thought through plans, access to funding, be well managed so that the other things that we aspire to have can become our legacy for the future. What is the biggest challenge facing Whakatane and how would you overcome it? I believe the biggest challenge that is facing us are the attitudes towards each other, how we treat each other; understandings of cultural diversity and the communities’ values and beliefs. Organising cultural festivals will enable us to celebrate our unique cultural diversity throughout the district. We need to build meaningful rela-

What do you see as the short term (five years) and long term goals (20+ years) for the district? The first 100 days orientation of council are crucial and will set the direction for the future. My vision is to bring unity across our communities with priorities to have safer communities with equitable access to resources and services across our region; to protect our natural environment, culture and heritage therefore I oppose the sale of water; to uphold the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi in council policies, procedures and practice, whilst maintaining good working relationships with whanau, hapu, marae and communities. What is your favourite place in the district to unwind? Matata is where my heart is, but my spirit and my soul is throughout the district of Whakatane, I am so proud to be a member of our community. This is my home, this is my community, this is my spiritual, cultural ancestral identity, this is where I come from; this is the place where I will lie when I pass on.

Judy Turner WHAT is your position on climate change and what do you think the council should be doing to mitigate? Climate change can no longer be a side-issue for council but must become a strategic lens through which all other decisions are viewed. Council has two roles; the first is to ensure that as an organisation we reduce our own carbon emissions, monitor and improve our energy use, and improve infrastructure resilience. Our second role is to educate and encourage climate change awareness and habits in every household across the district. Do you feel all communities in the Whakatane district are treated equally? No, levels of service vary over the district. These differences occur for several reasons ranging from affordability, to designs best suited to specific locations. Matata’s current reliance on septic tanks is an example of a different level of service that needs to be upgraded for health and affordability reasons. Where should council spending priorities be – in upgrading aging infrastructure or niceto-have facilities? In the next three-to-six years, our 3 waters need to be a high infrastructural priority. Staging

the upgrades needed to meet new national standards in drinking water, sewerage treatment and stormwater solutions is a must. However, the maintenance of parks, reserves and facilities across the whole district should not be neglected, particularly as we are a region aspiring to increase our visitor numbers as part of a suite of initiatives to enjoy economic uplift. I am always amused at how people consider the facilities they use recreationally as essential and those that support the interests of others as “nice to haves”. What is the biggest challenge facing Whakatane and how would you overcome it? Our biggest challenge is that we have low population numbers relative to the size of our district and as such, unable to easily afford all we need. This is further complicated by the fact that many of our people live in areas of high deprivation. Economic uplift that creates jobs and attracts investment and growth is vital if we are to

Mayor for Whakatane


Authorised by Lesley Immink, 81 Muriwai Drive, Whakatane w628450aa

What do you see as the short term (five years) and longterm goals (20+ years) for the district? Our economic, social, cultural and environmental sustainability will be subject to increasing pressure in the next 50 years. However, we are not stepping into the future completely blind regarding all the risks ahead, and so must in the short-term begin to plan and build resilient infrastructure that factors into the design, climate change, population growth, workforce requirements, economic uplift and intergenerational affordability. As we meet our responsibilities, we need to call on others to meet their obligations. A good example of this is our current and future need for a second bridge. However, this is the NZ Transport Authority’s responsibility. We need to think 50 years ahead but act strategically now. What is your favourite place in the district to unwind? The Bird Walk.

Lesley Immink

be able to afford all that needs to happen in our district. I am encouraged by the recent interest regarding investment by iwi and other business interests in our marine and tourism industries and the many potential jobs that over time will be created.

Judy Turner




Wednesday, September 18, 2019 |

Meet the candidates Whakatane District Council – Whakatane-Ohope Ward (five required) Toni Boynton I AM standing for councillor in the Whakatane-Õhope Ward. Raised in beautiful Whakatane and a mother of four sons, I offer 15 years’ experience working for communities. I’m also an experienced participant in local body politics and have a strong track record of connecting people and initiating projects that utilise wellbuilt networks and trusting working relationships. Previous roles include; housing manager, social worker, Timebank co-ordinator, project administrator, marae and school trustee, office holder for political, sports and cultural groups. Education: Diploma of Design and Visual Arts, Diploma of Maori Studies, Bachelor of Humanities, double major in policy and administration. I am passionate about devel-

Toni Boynton

oping strong and resilient whanau, people and communities. My vision is for our council to reflect the diversity of our communities by building on our collective strengths and working together towards sustainable long-term economic and environmental outcomes. I will also focus on a Buy Local campaign to support our local and independent businesses. I believe in the importance of encouraging local employment to enhance the economic vitality of our district. I also support the protection of our water, culture and heritage.

Talei Bryant I AM a 22-year-old and looking forward to the opportunity to be elected on to Whakatane District Council. I am sure that I can serve our young community extremely well. While council is represented by all ages I think I have a special youthful community to advocate for ensuring their concerns are seriously considered. My presence will give youth a strong voice on council. Training and employment is an important issue for the city and means providing more opportunities in the work place. I want to address drug taking and alcohol abuse so that

Talei Bryant

the opportunities for our youth are improved. Issues like homelessness must be taken care of and not ignored. This will give everyone hope into the future and to also help lower crime rate in our region. I want a city that values its community both young and old.

Lesley Immink KIA ora koutou. I’m Lesley Immink, originally from Kawerau, daughter of Anne and John Keene and have lived in Whakatane for 30+ years. At age 28 years I founded NZ Educational Tours and sold it 15 years later as a multi-award winning tourism and environmental/sustainable business which included being a HER Businesswoman of Year Finalist. From 2011-2017 I was chief executive of Tourism Export Council NZ, the commercial trading arm of the tourism industry and now own TBA – Tourism Business Advice, a nation-wide tourism consulting company specialising in start-up businesses, marketing strategies and economic development. I’m currently chair of Central Bay Hockey and Te Aka Toitu Trusts, committee member of Whakatane Homeless Action Team and a Rotary Sunrise member. I’m campaigning on

Lesley Immink

Scott Jarrett I SEEK your support to serve another term on council, retaining some experience in the mix will provide good balance and continuity. I stand for sound investment in infrustructure and great service to community as my priority. I have supported the blue line project under way that will offer safe routes and connectivity throughout the town for cyclists, mobility scooters and pedestrians. I’ve supported major projects in Whakatane and Ohope that help protect us in times of adverse weather and will continue to do so. Climate change is demanding that we improve what we are doing and how we go about it. I am proud to be a third generation councillor and take my job seriously. Elections bring about change and my record proves an ability work with a new team with

Julie Jukes I AM an experienced twoterm councillor, a successful business owner, a chartered accountant, a former senior local government manager, and chair of charitable organisation Pou Whakaaro. I am passionate about our unique district, it needs to grow whilst retaining what we love most about our urban and rural towns, our communities, our beautiful natural environment and our relaxed lifestyle. If re-elected, I want to see us prioritise spending on infrastructure, ensuring it is adaptive to both climate change and our current and future growth requirements. I would like to continue to be involved in the boat harbour development and the Town Regeneration Programme if we are successful in our Provincial Growth Fund application as this

Neil Larking

greater transparency of decision making and communication between councillors, staff and the community – including promotion of a youth representative position at the council table. I’ve been described as a mover and a shaker which is what our district needs as we look to the future. I’m seeking your vote as Whakatane-Ohope Ward councillor and mayor. I’m confident I have the skills, energy and attitude to lead our community with its new economic development opportunities and challenges.

Dr Victor Luca I AM a product of the Whakatane district and a scientist. We live in challenging times. While science has given most of us a standard of living that previous generations could only dream of, climate change is looming as an existential threat. This is a time when a scientific perspective on council would serve our community well. As a public servant for more than 20 years I have dedicated my entire career toward conducting scientific research and

NEIL moved to Whakatane as a child and has spent his life in Whakatane township. He worked as a carpenter/ foreman at various Whakatanebased building firms over a 40-year career, and has built much of the town. Neil is a keen outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, whitebaiting, and hunting; hobbies he is teaching his grandchildren. Neil’s drive for applying for council revolves around his outdoor activities. In recent years, many of these areas have had restricted access due to development, or have been altered due to changes in the environment. Neil wants to ensure this access and the environ-

Victor Luca

managing scientific research projects valued in the millions of dollars. I believe that I have much to contribute and will be guided by fact, evidence, consensus and good judgment. As

Scott Jarrett

new focus. A council working together is far more productive and will deliver better outcomes for our community. I acknowledge the new challenges ahead involving big ticket items that will test council more than ever and require prudent stewardship. The town regeneration project in partnership with iwi will unlock so much potential – it will result in an economic uplift and encourage the investment that we so desperately need as well as grow our ratepayer base. I really want to be a part of this exciting future.

Julie Jukes

Doug McLean I BRING a diverse range of skills and experiences. My campaign to become mayor in 2016 confirmed my passion for local politics and serving the community. This is why I am standing for council. During my career as a school principal, I was known for my initiative. I am not afraid to challenge bureaucracy. I have overseen multi-million dollar budgets, managing significant buildings and resources. I had been responsible for developing and managing the construction of at least $10 million worth of buildings. I have also had experience managing my own building developments. This brought me into close contact with authorities and gave me hands-on knowledge of the efficiencies and inefficiencies of local and national government. My focus areas: „ Economic growth and infrastructure „Creating an environment in which current and new business can succeed is a crucial task for our council. That generates more rates, and more wealth for our community through paying wages and consuming services. It guarantees a future for our young people.

Jennifer Manning will be transformational for our town and district. We need to encourage growth by making development in the district attractive to businesses that have innovative and sustainable projects. We need to ensure we have a lifestyle retirement village as we are losing too many of our residents to other areas by not meeting their needs. Rates affordability is a big issue for us going forward so I want council to assess spending and the impact it has on rates.

Neil Larking

ment itself is protected for all Whakatane residents, from the keen outdoors men and women, to the wider Whakatane community. He would also like to ensure that development and funding in the Whakatane region is distributed to projects that support members of the community fairly, while providing value for money to the taxpayer.

a councillor I will be honest, dedicated, transparent and proactive rather than reactive. I will play my part in ensuring that our environment is protected for present and future generations and that we can all share a prosperous future. Since infrastructure is going to be a major challenge for council it is important we have technical competent people in decision making roles. For more info:

MY name is Jennifer Manning and I would like to represent you as councillor for the Whakatane-Ohope ward. My husband is principal of Allandale School and we have a 13 year-old son. My career spans over 30 years in legal administration, operational management, and marketing. Since 2005, I have used my skills and experience to support our community through the business, arts, retail, hospitality, youth, and social sectors. I founded TENT – The E Network Trust, providing support services to local nonprofits. I govern as an elected trustee of Whakatane High School. And, I am an elected member of the WhakataneOhope Community Board – connecting council and community, and advocating change in decision-making and community engagement processes. Our district faces tough challenges: expiring infrastructure

Adyn Ogle MY desire to stand for council comes from wanting to be a significant contributor to this amazing community. I have been fortunate to call this place home and now am relishing further opportunity to raise my own family in Whakatane. I have been involved in community groups including sports clubs and am a member of the Whakatane Volunteer Fire Brigade. I want to support the parts of the community that provide opportunities and help people succeed. It is my intention to be a firm voice for all in representing the people, but I understand a whole lot of listening needs to come first. I want to make sure I am doing my best to take what people really want and what matters to them, to the council. I regularly see amazing contributors to our community, but they are too often hampered by

Doug McLean

„Climate change and environmental sustainability „Climate change is real. It is crucial that we work together to build an environmentally sustainable future. „Our ageing population I am keen to see a move for more good and reliable services, affordable housing, rest homes and support the idea of a retirement village. Safety is also paramount. „Developing and supporting youth voice I know first hand how to develop and support our future generation. Their voices need to be heard, valued, and utilised. „Addressing social dysfunction in our community Let’s face up to this issue. We need to work with community organisations, including the police and social services, to find solutions.

Jennifer Manning

resource consents, affordability of rates, and climate change implications. These, along with the overall wellbeing of our community, must be top priorities. Elected members must have a range of knowledge and skills who can lead with transparency, accountability, and sustainability at the forefront. If elected, I will question processes in order to make informed decisions, advocate for those without a voice, and support initiatives that are sustainable for future generations. / Facebook: Jennifer Manning-for Whakatane-Ohope Ward.

Adyn Ogle

a lack of opportunity. I want to be a catalyst for change as we ensure our community remains a great place to live and raise our tamariki. I also see this adventure as a massive learning experience in the hope that it will enrich the contribution I make to this wonderful place we call home.

ELECTIONS 2019 | Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Meet the candidates Whakatane District Council – Whakatane-Ohope Ward (five required) Wayne Marriott WHAKATANE District Council encompasses some of the most beautiful landscape in New Zealand, but we also have our challenges – social, economic and environmental – and while the landscape is beautiful it will not feed, house and sustain you. We are no different from anywhere else in New Zealand facing significant challenges to our infrastructure, our three waters (and ensuring we have long term access to clean water and the ability to discharge clean waste water), and our roads of economic importance. We cannot achieve these for our community without central government support. Child poverty, domestic violence, and crime can be linked in many instances to an increased use methamphetamine, among other factors. All of our community has the right to feel safe and to flourish whether you are 8 or 80, and council’s responsibility to tackle this lies in its role as the conduit who can bring all of the groups to the table and plan our future going forward. Lobby central government for the return of the Proceeds of Crimes from the Eastern Bay

John Pullar JOHN Pullar QSM is again running for the office. A long-standing member of the community who’s community involvement is vast and varied. Chairman of the Kiwi Trust and the Community Liaison Committee of the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project. John is also on the board of Hospice EBOP. John led a team of volunteers in the Liveable Homes Project in response to the damage caused to Edgecumbe by the flooding from ex-Tropical Cyclones Debbie and Cook. He undertook fundraising and rebuild of 17 homes within six-months. And was Volunteer Project Manager for Project Hope, to build a cancer treatment centre at Whakatane Hospital. In 2019 John was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for services to the community. In 2018 nominated as a finalist in the New Zealander of the Year Awards and presented with a Kiwibank Local Hero Medal. John’s priorities while in council will be safe accessible

Wayne Marriott

of Plenty to invest in assistance to families affected by methamphetamine, new industry and job creation, and community education. Determine the future of Rugby Park and look at options which could include a retirement village. Establish an Environment Pest fund which rewards the culling of rats, stoats and ferrets. Review the current potable water intake, with a view to establishing a long term sustainable source. Think carefully how you vote. The council table needs the negotiation skills, the confidence and the vision to take our community forward into a brighter sustainable future. Let’s make this District an A+.

John Pullar

drinking water, disposal of stormwater and effluent, stimulating the local economy to create employment and promoting and caring for our beautiful natural environment for everyone in the district to enjoy. John is standing for council because he believes that with his common-sense approach he can make a real difference.

Steve Sopora VOTE for Steve: I AM a young retiree with time to listen and energy to work hard for you. Council needs people like me to sustain our great lifestyle and economic development needed to create jobs. I’m an engineer with a master’s degree in business and 30 years experience delivering global construction projects, running wastewater treatment businesses, championing renewable fuels, and overseeing strategic planning. Vote for thriving people: – Services and facilities reflecting our cultural diversity, supporting youth and the aged. – Accessible lifestyle choices provided by cultural and sporting facilities, walking/cycling tracks, aged mobility, and reserves. Vote for thriving business: – Primary industries and businesses with license to operate and effective transportation networks. – High value tourism differentiated by our culture, diverse ecosystems and activities. Vote for thriving communities: – More kerbside recycling enabled by working with cen-

Steve Sopora

tral government to establish recycling industries. – Safe ample drinking water, pristine rivers and ocean through upgrades to our supply and treatment systems. – Cost effective emission reductions. Vote for effective governance: – Maintain fairness to maximise budget outcomes for all residents. – Minimise debt to maintain flexibility for natural disaster response. – Attract and retain the best workers by keeping WDC a desirable employer. – Keep rates increases close to inflation through central government support for projects.

Nandor Tanzcos WHAKATANE is a spectacular place with a great community, and it’s been an honour serving on our Council since 2016. Now we face some serious challenges - but also exciting opportunities: „ Sustainability The Climate Change Committee, which I chair, is new. It is driving change to reduce our environmental impact and work with communities on preparing for climate change. From solar panels to electric vehicles to active transport, there are huge environmental, social, and economic benefits to be had. „ Resilience We face big infrastructure challenges, such as the ‘three waters’, yet strong communities are the foundations of resilience. Collaborating with mana whenua is critical. The Whakatane Regeneration Program is a nation-leading example of this. „ Regenerative Integrating nature into our solutions, such as wetlands for flood protection, is the way of the future.

Russell Orr Authorised by Russell Orr, 288 MacDonald Road, RD2, Whakatane


Mike van der Boom

people focused. I have lived in Whakatane for 20 years, I have raised my family here, and enjoyed all the benefits of our natural environment. I have been involved in the triathlon and surf clubs. I have worked as a schoolteacher, an event organiser, run several businesses employing local people. My hobbies include surfing, mountain biking, fishing, reading and working on the land. My experience in local government, business, education, combined with a passion for our community (I believe) give me the right balance to help guide our district into the future.




That means consultation before we make decisions not afterwards

That means everyone and especially me

IF elected this will be my second term as a district councillor. I am standing again as I’m excited to progress work started in the last triennium. The work streams I’m particularly interested in, are the town regeneration project and the active transport initiatives. I see both these projects as transformational for our district. They will drive economic development and create better infrastructure and ‘liveability’ for our community. We face significant challenges as a district and the burden of increased infrastructure requirements especially in the three waters area will require some heavy investment and some difficult decisions around prioritising ‘must have’ and ‘nice to have’ projects will need to be made. If asked to describe my political and philosophical views I would say that I am entrepreneurial, environmental and


• Listen more

• Work harder...

We need more of it. Council has great staff with great ideas but they need supportive political leadership. „ Strategic Council has to be very disciplined about how we spend money. We need to have very clear strategic priorities and a holistic understand of what helps communities thrive. More diversity around the table helps good strategy. Most of all we need vision. Vote for me and make a difference.


A council I lead will...

That means real decision making and not kicking the can down the road

Mike van der Boom



• Talk less...

Nandor Tanzcos


Jennifer Manning-for Whakatane-Ohope Ward






Wednesday, September 18, 2019 |

Meet the candidates Whakatane District Council – Whakatane-Ohope Ward (five required) Crete Wana I HAVE been involved in business in the Whakatane district for many years with networks across a broad sector. I believe that small local businesses offer the most opportunities for employment in our region. I will seek incentives to ensure that all local businesses are supported to be successful. I seek to monitor council spending for better distribution of wealth across the electorate. We do not want crime in our area and I will aim to increase security and maintain the safety of our community.I will be a working force for better water treatment and dispatching of waste focusing on a clean environment. I will be a strong advocate for sport health so that we might continue to enjoy the abundance

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of outdoor activities offered in our area. I want our electorate to remain a wonderful and beautiful place for families to live. „ Ensure that all local businesses are supported to be successful. „ Monitor council spending for better distribution across the electorate. „ Better water treatment focusing on a clean environment. „ Strong advocate for sport health.

Shonelle Wana I HAVE spent the majority of my life in Whakatane. I am extremely aware of issues that impact our communities. I believe that as an educationalist completing my doctoral degree I will be able to contribute significantly to the acquiring of education opportunities for our community. I will advocate for better training programmes that will shift learners into greater and safer work opportunities. We have housing concerns and I will negotiate with the building industry and with central government on finding solutions. My goal is to lift the living standards of all people by ensuring that houses are warm, healthy and comfortable. I believe in the bi-cultural and multi-cultural

Shonelle Wana

nature of our community and I believe in equal opportunities for all. I will focus on clear vision for bilingualism in our city to preserve local histories and culture. I want a safe city that all people can call home.

Whakatane District Council – Taneatua-Waimana Ward (one required) Andrew Iles KIA ora, my name is Andrew Iles and I am seeking further term as your councillor, representing the Taneatua/Waimana ward. Little did I realise that my first school holiday visit to my uncle and aunty’s dairy farm in August 1961 in Waimana was the beginning of what was to become my permanent home from March 1983. From dairy farm to Waimana General Store ownership until June 2017 and resident in the central business district of Waimana, retirement allows me to further commit to serving the rural communities that I have worked, lived and played in for the past 36 years. With areas of high deprivation, productive well managed farms, forestry and increasing lifestyle block residents, I am forever mindful of affordability across the diverse ethnic and geographic makeup of the ward.

Andrew Isles

But not necessarily in this order. In summary: „ Community collaboration „ Climate change and its implications „ New seal extension policy with funding options „ Rates rebate scheme awareness „ No further rural memorial hall sales „ Extensive and costly infrastructure upgrades I thank you for your support in anticipation and welcome any inquiries or questions you may have. Phone 027 294 1849 or

Hans Tiakiwi RUATOKI is the home where I was raised and where I have spent most of my life, apart from leaving to pursue higher qualifications. I am a school principal and educating our tamariki to become responsible adults is my lifetime commitment. The issues for both young and old is always a priority for me and I will help find solutions for their individual concerns. Ki a au, ko te tiaki i te taiao tetahi take nui ki to tatau rohe, a, me pehea hoki e whai wahanga ai tatau i roto i nga whakahaere Kaunihera ki runga i o tatau takiwa. Me ata tiaki tonu i a tatau puna wai, nga koawaawa, koia hoki te waiu o taua te tangata. Ko nga waipuke, ko te horowhenua nga momo tohu e kitekite nei tatau, ia tau, ia tau. He aha hoki ta te Kaunihera hei arai atu kia noho haumaru ai te tangata; o tatau kainga, o tatau pamu, o tatau marae?

Hans Tiakiwi

Koia nei etahi o nga momo take e tu nei taku ringa, kia whai reo ai tatau hei kawe atu i enei nawe ki te aroaro o te Kaunihera tonu. „ Education and Training „ Rates to reflect the earning capacity of our rural communities. „ Keeping roads to a high standard. „ Safeguarding against flooding in our area. „ Proper water treatment. No reira tena ra koutou katoa mo te tautoko mai i a au i tenei tau pooti. Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi – he toa takitini ke.

Mawera Titoko I WAS born in Whakatane and grew up in my ward. I consider Taneatua, Waimana and Ruatoki as my kainga. My whanau homestead is in Taneatua and I still identify as a proud local, despite living in Matahi on our dry stock farm with my husband and youngest children. My passion for my whenua and the well-being of my people is why I am standing. I know too well the impact that a lack of services, infrastructure, and communication can have on vulnerable whanau and rural communities. It is time for our local governance to listen and work collaboratively with their people. To give their attention to the vision, voice and needs of its communities. I will challenge decisions that ignore this and represent the goals of my communities. Te Iwi - I will take the voices T of the people forward

Mawera Titoko

Te Wai – I will advocate T access to healthy water, better infrastructure, and issues surrounding flood risk. Te Whenua – I will campaign T to protect our land, ensuring its sustainable prosperity and productivity without risking our natural heritage and biodiversity. I am standing for my communities of Taneatua, Waimana, Ruatoki, Nukuhou and Wainui. Vote MAREWA TITOKO #Our choice, Your voice!

Whakatane District Council – Galatea-Murupara Ward (one required) Hinerangi Goodman I AM a people’s person. I have a wide perspective and understanding of all concerns that affect our community, Being dedicated to the idea that the Murupara Galatea Ward deserves the best care and attention. I have compassion to understand the differences in communities and what makes us all unique, important and valued. I affiliate to the local tribes of Tuhoe, Ngati Whare, Ngati Manawa, Ngati Haka and Ngati Patu Heu Heu. I have four grown children who were brought up in Murupara, Te Whaiti and Minginui and often think back to the thriving towns that they were. Let’s bring that heart and vigour back.


Jackie Te Amo-Te Kurapa

Hinerangi Goodman

How? Get rid of apathy Clean up the environment including empty sections Publish the rubbish contract and invite possible improvements Study the opportunity for new types of work/employment brought about through the “declining cost of distance” and broad-band internet Sort out the Rates Rebate Scheme. Whilst it applies to low earners who own the property in which they live, by its very logic it does not include many people. Renters cannot benefit. This is very tough on renting superannuants and those on social welfare income. This rule penalises those communities of a lower socioeconomic level. I will initiate a closer examination of these rates including that the rebate (refund) goes directly to the renter.

Alison Silcock I HAVE served two terms as councillor for the Galatea-Murupara Ward and one term as chairman of the Murupara Community Board. It has been most rewarding to represent the interests of these communities – listening to different perspectives and ideas, also trying to resolve issues and ensuring people are heard. Responsible fiscal management, upgrading of 3 Waters infrastructure and road sealing, being mindful of council’s

Alison Silcock

climate change principles and council engagement with rural communities, iwi and community boards are important priorities for this triennium.

KI mai te Atua o te po, ko Te Urewera ahau, ka mate kaore! Kai te pikitana ake, ka mate, kaore! Kia kite au te tai kai te muri, kia kite au te tai kai te awa. E ka kutia, ka wherahia te tai o te tamahine a Ohinemataroa Ko te whakatoka tenei a te potiki a Tama-tea-ki-te-huatahi Purakau tu mai ra ki a atea, tukuna au ki a mau taku ake Hei tiokaoka, mo te komata o te Rangi e tu iho nei. Ko Te Urewera ko au, ko Au ko Te Urewera! Ko Whakatane te awa Ko Manawaru te Maunga Ko Mataatua te waka Ko Aroha mai ra ki ahau te whare kai Ko Te Whai a te motu te whare tipuna Ko Te Urewera, Ko Ngati Tawhaki me Ngati Koura aku hapu Ko Mataatua te papakainga Ko Te Arohana te tangata Ko Tuhoe te iwi. Tena koutou katoa, T My name is Jackie Te Amo-Te Kurapa, born in Whakatane and raised in Ruatahuna. I am currently serving my second term on the Murupara Community Board and am the deputy chair.

Jackie Te Amo-Te Kurapa

I am running for the councillor position within the Galatea Murupara Ward. My background is in communications, governance, education and oratory in te reo Maori. I am a first language speaker who can weave into both worlds. I am currently in my final year of my PHD in governance at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi. My primary focus is on wellbeing of all our communities. We need reliable infrastructure, affordable services and improved community involvement in decision making. I believe that the Galatea Murupara Ward is much stronger if we work collectively together with the wider district, unity across our communities. A vote for me, will enable me to share my knowledge, experience, passion, drive and commitment for the benefit of all in the Galatea-Murupara Ward.

ELECTIONS 2019 | Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Meet the candidates Whakatane District Council – Rangitaiki Ward (three required) I HAVE lived in the Rangitaiki ward since 1978. Currently Matata chief fire officer; chairman of the Matata Residents Association; 15 years Rangitaiki Community Board; Justice of the Peace. Eight years Matata School BOT; 10 years Trident High School board of trustees, six years chairman. Well known in the district as a doer not a talker. It’s time we saw improvements in our infrastructure to bring our community into line with Whakatane and Ohope. For too long we have been the poor cousins. It’s time for change. Our sewerage schemes across the district are in serious need of upgrading, The Edgecumbe storm water and sewerage pipes are still broken after 32 years, Matata desperately needs reticulated sewerage.

Gavin Dennis

Te Teko is still waiting for their T roundabout to make their town safer. I believe that there is a need for more consultation, better communication and improved explanations about how certain decisions have been arrived at. This is a priority for me. I need your vote to make sure this happens and that your voices are heard and listened to. I firmly believe I have the experience and determination to make a substantial difference when I’m elected as your councillor for this ward.

Mel Rangiaho I HAVE lived in Whakatane most of my life. We moved to Edgecumbe in 2002. I have been married to my husband, Karl, for 22 years. We have three children, two of whom currently attend school. I work at the Whakatane RSA and have done so for approximately 19 years so I have stickability. I want to make a difference. By creating growth in housing and business such as horticulture and in the dairy industry. Which I used to work. I also have a diploma in agriculture and have run some big dairy units in my time. I’m willing to listen and learn. We need good honest clear communication. The next council has some big decisions to be made regarding the 3 waters. With new legislation coming from govern-

WHETHER leading the Ngati Awa Volunteer Army during the Edgecumbe flooding disaster, or founding Tane Mahuta, a company training many of our young people into a career, I have the energy and dependability to get our district moving in the right direction. People say I am easy to approach. I understand the critical issues facing our district and will put my heart and soul into advocating for every person in our ward. Born and raised on the banks of the Rangitaiki River, of Ngati Awa descent, number six in a whanau of 14, I would be thrilled and proud to serve and contribute to growing a strong and vibrant district, using my business skills, governance and leadership experiences. I am committed to prioritising and addressing concerns

Wini Geddes

about access to clean water, managing our assets responsibly and reviewing rates for homeowners, keeping affordability centre-stage. There are many issues facing our district and all are important. If, by your vote I am elected to the next council, I would like to hear your voices to ensure the right decisions are made and we are well-informed with increased engagement and consultation that can create unity across our communities and get the jobs done.

Pouroto Ngaropo

Wetini Paul W I HAVE spent all my life in Rangitaiki and have witnessed the concerns of my community. Water brings life. Misuse of water can also threaten our existence. I believe that urgent good management is required to control the abuse of water. It requires serious conservation of our water reserves. I am concerned about flooding and the impact it has on our small towns and family homes. I want to be sure that our civil defence is efficient and that our flooding control systems are modified and improved. The sale of water must not impact upon our environment. I fear that if we sell water

Wini Geddes

Wetini Paul

abroad our water rates will go up as aquifer reserves go down. I will ensure that water rates to each household are kept low. I aim to increase employment by advocating for local businesses, work place training and local employment opportunities. I want a region that is happy, healthy and wealthy. Mel Rangiaho

MY name is Pouroto Nicholas Hamilton Ngaropo, from Ngati Awa ki Te Awa o Te Atua, Matata. I also descend from the tribes of Nga Puhi, Te Rarawa, WaikatoManiapoto, Ngai TeRangi, Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Pukenga, Ngati Pikiao, Tuhourangi, Ngati Whakaue, Ngati Tarawhai, Tapuika Waitaha, Te Whanau-aApanui, Tuhoe and Ngati Awa of Mataatua. I am also a descendant of cultural nationalities that include French, Irish, English, Scottish and Cherokee Indian. My interest in local council commenced in 1992, when I was inspired by the words of my grandmother and it was from this significant moment that I knew there needed to be a stronger connection in the Maori and Pakeha world view in our communities. My experience across a diverse range of sectors including education, health, justice, iwi

Pouroto Ngaropo

relationships and international networks has strengthened my skills in governance and leadership. My vision is to bring unity across our communities with priorities to protect our natural environment, culture and heritage; to have safer communities with equitable access to resources and services across our region; to uphold the principles of The Treaty of Waitangi in council policies, procedures and practice, whilst maintaining good working relationships with whanau, hapu, marae and the wider community.

Community boards ment this needs to be implemented correctly. Also, there are current issues that need to be addressed. I agree to put time and effort into finding the best way forward with the best outcomes for our community. Our community is feeling the pressure of rising rates and water bills. This is of great concern. Sustainable and accountability are the key factors in these real issues open honest clear communication.

Whakatane-Ohope – eight required „ Anaru Barton „ Linda Bonne „ Ged Casey „ Sue Fenton „ Tony Hall „ Carolyn Hamill

„ Moira Hanna „ Christopher Howard „ Mark Inman „ Cindy Lee „ Jennifer Manning „ Kevin Violich

Wilson James HAVING spent most of my adult life and raising my family in the Whakatane/Edgecumbe area, I have been actively engaged in our community, eg chairperson of Awakeri School board of trustees for nine years, Founding chairperson of the Awakeri Events Centre, member of the Plains Water Advisory Board, member of the Eastern Bay of Plenty Justice of the Peace Association Council, played a significant role in shifting the flood water out of Edgecumbe and the surrounding farm land after the devastating 2017 Edgecumbe flood event, to name a few. I have always felt we need to have our community in a better space for our upcoming generations to enjoy. Like anything, things don’t just happen. Towns and communities need steering and guidance to

achieve the requirements of the people living in them. This takes commitment, requiring good governance, energy, and forethought. To be part of that team would be both an honour and a privilege for me.

Gerard van Beek I AM married to Tilly. We have lived at our current address for 38 years. We have raised two children. I was a factory worker for 16 years before becoming a dairy farmer. I have been involved in many service roles, including St Joseph’s School PTA, secretary and treasurer factory social club, and similar roles for Federated Farmers. Since being on council I have participated in many community projects and fund raisers. Our family are proud sponsors of the Awakeri Events Centre and other local facilities. Being on council has been challenging and very rewarding. With the Plains Water Committee we were able to promote the Otumahi (Paul Road) bore project which brings low arsenic water to Edgecumbe and Te Teko. My priorities going forward

Gerard van Beek

will be to ensure that WDC maintains and improves our aging infrastructure while meeting improved environmental and performance standards. I have an inquiring mind and I need to be sure that proposals meet the present and future needs of our community. There is a parochial view that there is a marked difference in the levels of service between Whakatane and rural communities. I am committed to ensure that WDC maintains an appropriate balance.

Rangitaiki– six required „ Graeme Bourk „ Kris Byrne „ Alison Clark „ Dee-Danya Hale-Riddiford

„ Evan Harvey „ Pouroto Ngaropo „ Leean Waaka

Murupara – three required „ James Goldsmith „ Ormond Hynes

„ Memorie Jenner „ April O’Brien

Murupara – Te Urewera 1

Taneatua – six required

„ Jackie Te Amo

„ Toni Boynton „ Mary Meka Falkner „ Les Knowles

„ Nil

„ Luke Ruiterman „ Yvonne LeSueur „ Diane Yalden

Wilson James

Murupara – Galatea-Waiohau 2 B628491A AA

Gavin Dennis

GERARD van Beek for Rangitāiki Ward Committed Practical Experienced Authorised by Gerard van Beek 542 State Highway 30 Whakatane



Wednesday, September 18, 2019 |

Meet the candidates Kawerau District Council – Mayoralty (one required) Tracey Hill

Malcolm Campbell WHAT can/should the council do to address the shortage of rentals in town? The shortage of rental accommodation is due to supply and demand. Council’s housing developments of 64 new homes should help some way in taking some pressure off. Council is also working with Iwi partners to try and acquire treaty settlement homes and sections. As well as possibly developing Stoneham Park in the future. (The Soccer Field). What is the biggest challenge facing Kawerau now and how would you overcome it? To continue focussing on strong sustainable economic development for Kawerau, making this a desirable place to invest in, creating jobs and opportunities for our people to work, live and play. What do you see as the short term (five years) and long

Malcolm Campbell

term goals (20+ years) for the district? For the next five years we must continue to further pursue industrial and housing developments tourism opportunities, and continue to promote Kawerau in a positive way. For the long term, Kawerau needs to remain independent, holding onto our highly regarded position in the Bay of Plenty by working collaboratively with both local and central Government partners. We need to also ensure our infrastructure such as Water Supply and reticulation, Waste water and Storm water is maintained or replaced to face future chal-

lenges and demands. What is your favourite place in the district to unwind? Mountain biking anywhere in the district is always a pleasure but the Tarawera River trails has to be an experience for us all to cherish. What stands you apart from the other candidates? Living for over 60 years in Kawerau. With 24 years’ local government experience, 45 years in business and strong leadership always outweighs no experience at all. What can/should the council do to address excess speed and poor driving within the town? Council works with police to address speed and poor driving speed humps. Speed humps have been placed throughout the town but driving behaviour is an ongoing challenge to council and police.

WHAT can/should the council do to address the shortage of rentals in town? I believe that future council housing policy needs urgent review. Two points that need urgent review are council providing land to private land developers and council providing current reserve land for potential subdivision. The existing council policy has made Kawerau a desirable place to invest, however we still have many people that require accommodation. I would compile a list of who these people are, their needs and research how these needs could be met. There are still many untenanted properties available in the Kawerau district. I intend to connect these two groups of people, collaborate and put together a set of solutions that will help ease the current accommodation problem. There are many options available. What is the biggest challenge facing Kawerau now and how would you overcome it? A) Uniting our community. B) Remaining independent (No Amalgamation ever). Protecting our status as the smallest, independent district council in New Zealand. (we actually own our town)

Tracey Hill

C) Ensure security of existing infrastructure, upgrade and futureproof all new infrastructure to allow for the influx of “new investors” D) Ensure the needs of all residents, long term, existing and new, are being considered. I would overcome these challenges by reviewing all current council policy, apply due diligence with the help of the eight other elected council representatives and the associated leadership team members. What do you see as the short term (five years) and long term goals (20+ years) for the district? See answers to Question 2. What is your favourite place in the district to unwind? When I need to unwind... I actually have my own slice of K-town paradise, where I can hear the hummm of the machine up the road, the birds and wildlife in the bush at “butts paddock” and my neighbours all interact regardless of our backgrounds.

What stands you apart from the other candidates? The ability to bring a fresh perspective. I am willing to work with a group of motivated individuals to achieve a well balanced, inclusive plan moving forward. Having worked on many construction sites, in many different locations during my working life. I can bring an independant, innovative, progressive perspective. What can/should the council do to address excess speed and poor driving within the town? 1) Personal responsibility. 2) Defensive driving. I myself drive defensively, keep left, stop at all intersections – even if I have the right of way and be mindful of other drivers. The only actions I can control on the roads are my own. The current council is already involved with minor safety improvements around the district (speed humps/increased traffic patrols). However some of these have been delayed and will be included in the 20192020 budget going forward as detailed in roading report to the ordinary meeting of the Kawerau District Council on August 27.

Kawerau District Council – Councillors (eight required) Warwick Godfery I’M a second term councillor on the Kawerau District Council, and with your support it would be an honour to serve a third term. I’ve spent most of my life in Kawerau. Four generations of my family live in our town. That means I have a living, loving stake in our town’s future. In my more than 30 years working in Kawerau’s education, health, and social service sectors I’ve had the privilege of helping young people and their families thrive. That’s been my focus as a councillor too: ensuring residents and their families have everything they need to succeed. From support for community groups to access to public

Sela Kingi I AM Sela Kingi and I am seeking re-election as one of your eight Kawerau District Councillors. Married to Kanawa, whom I share three children with, my background is in education, mental health and social work. In 2016 it was a privilege to be elected as a first-time councillor, where I learnt the intracacies of being in local government.

Warwick Godfery

amenities. With your support, I would be humbled and honoured to continue this service. As an experienced councillor I can act as an effective advocate for you as a resident. This is especially important as Kawerau’s economic and social development kicks into gear. O le ala i le pule o le tautua – the pathway to leadership is through service.

Sela Kingi

Within the portfolios I have held during this time, I have ensured that there has been transparency and clarity within the processes that have been developed for our community. I love our town and have continued to be an active member of our community, whether through sports, committees, volunteering, governance roles or forums. Kawerau whanau, it would be an honour to serve a second term in your local council, to build on the learnings and opportunities our community has in front of us. I look forward to your support. Naku noa.

Sneha Gray THE place we live in is integral to who we are and our identity, and therefore it is imperative to have people with relevant and diverse skillsets who can enable our town to have a distinct positive identity. With an in-depth knowledge of people and place identity, local and international expertise, Sneha brings with her unique new skillsets that will be an asset to our town’s success today and into the future. Some skills include town and community development; governance; marketing; public relations; and economic development. In her experience, to create a successful town, we need to enable all our people to lead

Sneha Gray

fulfilled and valued lives. It is vital to future-proof our town, and in so doing secure the future of our children, by exploring evidence-based opportunities, initiatives, education, careers, and infrastructure, that will keep us relevant. Sneha is currently finishing up her doctorate on people, place and identity.

Carolyn Ion AS a current Kawerau District Councillor I am seeking your support for re-election. Kawerau is now in a phase of real growth and opportunity. I have been part of this and learnt a great deal over my time as your local councillor. We need to build on this so everyone can benefit. People learn new skills, get jobs that will last. We have a caring and supportive community so together we can work on our well-being and sustainability. Growing up in Kawerau and raising a family here I have a strong sense of loyalty and commitment. Kawerau needs wise guidance, experience and a team

Carolyn Ion

of people who listen, think and make it happen. I seek re-election to be part of that team ensuring the best possible outcomes for the people of Kawerau. Carolyn Ion is from Kawerau and always for Kawerau.

ELECTIONS 2019 | Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Meet the candidates Kawerau District Council – Councillors (eight required) Aaron Rangihika I OFFER myself as a council candidate for the Kawerau District Council. I would like to acknowledge the previous work by our former councillors. My siblings and I were raised and educated in Kawerau. My wife Maureen, nee Southee, and I chose to raise our children, Zane and Danae in Kawerau. They are both currently completing degrees at Waikato University. I have been employed at Norske Skog for the past 20 years. My recreational pursuits include fishing, diving and golf. I believe I am well situated to contribute, make positive and informed decisions for Kawerau’s strong future. I received a ministerial appointment in 2012 from the Minister of Education Anne Tolley to the Establishment Board of Trustees for Tarawera High School tasked with the respon-

Aaron Rangihika

sibility of developing a new school for Kawerau. I was previously the chair of the Putauaki Full Primary School. I consider honesty, integrity, transparency and the ability to listen as key attributes and will commit to future opportunities for Kawerau. I will commit to make informed, rational decisions based on sound research and evidence for the long term economic growth and development of Kawerau. I look forward to receiving your support and vote.

David Sparks I BELIEVE that my legal background as a community lawyer has been useful in my first term on council. Three years have gone by far too quickly and I would like another term to continue working on the developments I am outlining here: „ The residential and business developments we have started as these progress our town and create employment opportunities. „ Help establish a reliable internal and external bus service. „ Further Investigate revitalising our town centre. „ Safeguarding our water

David Sparks

supply and investigate a new source or sources of supply. „ Pro active infrastructure and tree programmes “Keep Kawerau Beautiful”. „ Ensuring good facilities for our elderly and disabled folk. I am also definitely in favour of encouraging adventure tourism opportunities for our town

„ Also standing for Kawerau council are: Mike Burrell, Rae Geary, Irma Maria Hoani, Berice Julian, Whaiora Patrick, Rex Savage and Derek Speirs

Faylene Tunui MY principal place of residence is in the Kawerau District Council area. Tena tatou katoa, warm greetings everyone. I’ve grown up and built my career in Kawerau and with my husband, family and friends, choose to raise my family here to give back to the community which has provided for me. I’ve experience in school boards of trustees, early childhood education m a n a g e m e n t /g ove r n a n c e , marae committees and have worked alongside passionate parents in sports and fundraising events. Building my work career, I’ve worked alongside passionate parents in sports and fundraising events. Building my work career, I’ve experience in financial management, central government, employers and communities to lift youth employment. Serving council for six

Faylene Tunui

years, with three as deputy mayor, I’ve been fortunate to represent Kawerau in challenging times and to explore potential growth or new opportunities, weighing the costs, benefits and impacts of current and proposed ideas for our community. I seek your vote to support My vision for Kawerau – fair, family and future-focused.

Voting papers in the mail

Meet the candidates in Kawerau KAWERAU voters who are having a hard time deciding who to vote in as their next mayor and councillors may want to attend this evening’s Mayoral Debate and Meet the Candidates evening hosted by the Kawerau and District’s Grey Power Association. While there have been various such meetings in Whakatane and other parts of the district, this is the first of

its type to be held in Kawerau as part of the local body elections. The two mayoral candidates, Malcolm Campbell and Tracey-Ann Hill, along with council hopefuls and the five district health board candidates, Ian Finch, Mawera Karetai, Sneha Gray, Chris Kinghazel and Malcolm Whitaker,. Four Bay of Plenty Regional Council

candidates will be there – the incumbent Doug Leeder and Bill Clark who are standing unopposed in the Eastern Bay constituency and Tiipene Marr and Toi Iti who are vying for the Kohi ward seat. The candidates evening will be held in the Kawerau Concert Chamber at 6.30pm. All are welcome to attend.


VOTING papers are in the mail to registered voters and most people will start receiving their papers on Friday with all papers expected to be delivered by next Wednesday. Anyone that has not received their papers by then should contact their respective council for instructions on how to enrol and place a special vote instead. Voting papers must be received by the respective councils before midday on Election Day, October 12. This means voters should try to post them on or before October 5, or alternatively, drop them into the ballot box at the council offices before noon closing. Preliminary results will be available as soon as possible afterwards the close of voting with official results to be declared from October 17-23. Council voting papers use the first Past the Post (FPP) voting system, requiring voters to put a tick alongside the candidate(s) they wish to vote for as their mayor and councillors. The voting packs will also include district health board papers which will use the Single Transferable Vote system to elect its members. Under STV, voters rank their preferred candidates in order of preference. You can rank as many or as few candidates as you wish.


FOR MAYOR, COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARD Taiao Protect our resources

Te Mana o te iwi Let the voice of our people be heard in council

Ngā Waihanga Back to basics, safer ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƟĞƐ͕ŝŶĨƌĂƐƚƌƵĐƚƵƌĞ͕ road safety, equitable access to resources and services

Unity ĂĐƌŽƐƐŽƵƌĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƟĞƐ Authorised by Pouroto Ngaropo, 244 Withy Road, Manawahe




Wednesday, September 18, 2019 |

Meet the candidates Opotiki District Council – Mayoralty (one required) Xiao Yu Chen IF elected what would you do for youth in Opotiki? If elected then I would like to cooperate with churches inside and outside Opotiki (Some churches are very good at providing the youth work with accommodation and food);I will also continue to inform the public about opportunities such as “work from home”. What is your position on climate change and what do you think the council should be doing to mitigate? I believe in both solar cycle and anthropogenic causes in climate change. The practical way for Opotiki to reduce carbon emission is to start the ones that can both save money and mitigate, for example, ending all unnecessary council car uses and council air travel activities especially the long distance ones. Reduce the wasteful spending on council roads, council roads cost about 24 percent of the rate dollar, which is very unfair for homeowners who use the roads very little. I think council should charge public car parks especially the tourists in order to lower the rate burden and carbon emission. Solar panels in bulk amount cooperat-

Peter Irving IF elected what would you do for youth in Opotiki? There are a number of institutions already supporting youth: from the Opotiki College to Aotearoa Wananga, Whakaatu Whanaunga, Whakatohea, etc, all offering training programmes, educational opportunities and job preparation. Sports clubs, cadets, kapa haka, after school opportunities and pre-school options abound in this area. However it appears the main issues are the parents of these youth, either being so busy trying to earn a living in poorly paid jobs with long work hours and expensive housing or just those not taking responsibility for their kids, as they have little hope for anything better. We need to look at possible cheap housing options and promotion of gainful employment to occupy the youth. What is your position on climate change and what do you think the council should be doing to mitigate? The signs of climate change are obvious, and to date the council has tried to adopt better energy management with LED lighting, energy cost savings where able to assist. The main focus however

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ing with China can also save power money (especially the grid cost and fossil fuel cost) and lower the demand for fossil fuel power generation in New Zealand, if the renewable energy production cannot catch up then the rise of EV are going to make places such as Huntly burn more coal and/or gas anyway. What can council do to decrease crime and gang activity? Tough on lawbreakers instead of ratepayers, install more CCTV cameras when practical and body cam on relevant staffs (getting those in bulk amount from China should reduce unit price significantly). Does the council consult adequately with iwi and how would you further build such relationships? I would like to attend more marae activities and evaluate Peter Irving

should be with possible sea level rises that would impact on our coastal areas and exposed infrastructure, in line with central Government policy. What can council do to decrease crime and gang activity? Closer liaison with police, better lighting in vulnerable areas (with cameras), plus being open to the commercial district concerns. Discuss options that have worked in other districts with police, and obtain support to impose restrictions and/or local laws police could enforce to reduce crime. Gangs and drugs combined appear to be the source of much of the crime in this region. Does the council consult adequately with iwi and how would you further build such relationships? To be quite blunt – No they don’t and much more involvement and discussion is required

regularly on whether council policies comply the Treaty of Waitangi. However,I am against racism and Maori separatism; I am also against ODC spending on those {idols,superstitions...}. What stands you apart from the other candidates? My qualification as BSc from University of Auckland, my analytical skills and fluency in Cantonese and Mandarin, understanding in Eastern and Western philosophies,my ethnicity and my family’s strong relationship with superpowers in economy and technology, my political view as blue green (with sustainable progrowth and fiscal conservative policies). I have most solid and sound plan to lower ODC rate (not just slow down the increase). What is your favourite place in the district to unwind? Stop the wasteful so called “revitalisation” project in CBD. There are enough empty shops and ratepayers who cannot afford even the present level of rates. The technological disruption makes traditional retail shops less necessary, Building new fancy empty shops on expense of ratepayers will make things even worse.

with local iwi and their concerns. Better water supply to our rural communities, transport assistance for our kaumatua and disabled. Support for current claims from iwi with Government and emphasis on the impact imposed on the local iwi through previous colonialist actions, which has led to the low socio-economic situation within this region. What stands you apart from the other candidates? My exposure to the problems and issues faced by our youth with drugs, unemployment, boredom, gang influences, plus the system in general, through my work. Change can only occur through improving opportunities within this area for our people. Secondly is my previous experience working with international business including large valued projects with large companies and Government. My experience includes finding cost cuts, reduction of superfluous expenses and negotiating the best value for the money available. What is your favourite place in the district to unwind? Along our coastline, fishing, preferably out on a boat offshore, with our bountiful kaimoana.

Alex Dobie IF elected what would you do for youth in Opotiki? Opotiki district has a high youth population. Our youth are potentially our greatest asset. Council has a role to play in ensuring that our youth go on to be productive members of our community. We have many underutilised sporting and educational facilities in our district, as mayor I want to address that, by cutting through the “ring fencing” and barriers that restrict access to existing facilities. We have an underutilised community swimming pool and gym along with educational buildings that if properly resourced and staff could be assisting with improving the lives of the people living in our community. I want to see a government funded “safehouse” for at risk youth. I would also be seeking government funding to reestablish the “Safer Community Council” which when running ensured the co-ordination of all currently siloed service providers in a way that resulted in better outcomes around making our district a safer, better place in which to live. What is your position on climate change and what do you think the council should be doing to mitigate? The outgoing council declared a climate change emergency as has the BOP Regional Council which we sit

Les Keane IF elected what would you do for youth in Opotiki? Establish a “skills for adolescence” programme. This would involve the parents, schools, council and activities giving the youth other things to do and enjoy rather than what is predominantly on offer in this area. It has had phenomenal success wherever it has been used . What is your position on climate change and what do you think the council should be doing to mitigate? The heat increases predicted for between 2002 and 2016 didn’t happen. The Arctic and Antarctic ice is at what it has been in the past. Polar bears are

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under. Efforts around mitigation will need to be a collaborative effort. Central government will in the coming months be releasing national standards/policy statements aimed at mitigating climate change. Council will have to ensure that future developments are not running counter to any mitigation efforts and that we are onboard with efforts to address climate change. On an individual level it is about making better more environmentally friendly choices What can council do to decrease crime and gang activity? I consider the small but dangerous lawless element in our district coupled with the increasing presence of Methamphetamine in our community to be a priority. If we want to attract families to live and work in our district, then we need to address the antisocial behavior that is occurring in our town I will be working to make Opotiki a safer better place for all. Whatever abilities and resource holding the job of mayor brings I will fully Les Keane

increasing in number not dying out. There has always been climate change and CO2 does not cause it. We are being lied to and scammed in order to try and change our way of life and one climate change professor is even suggesting we eat human flesh to save the planet. This does not belong on council’s agenda. What can council do to decrease

employ to discourage unlawful gang activity. I have zero tolerance for those that seek to profit from the sale of “P”. The damage it is doing to those that get involved with it, is deeply troubling. Does the council consult adequately with iwi and how would you further build such relationships? Council does not consult adequately full stop. A recent decision shifting library funding from external source to ratepayer funding being an example of poor consultation. As Mayor I will meet regularly with all sections and groups wanting such meeting including with iwi / hapu. What stands you apart from the other candidates? Of all the candidates seeking the mayority I have the most experience in local Government. I also bring to the table an understanding of the experience of raising three children in Opotiki all of whom have become productive members of our community. I have experienced both success and failure, both hardship and prosperity. I understand just how constrained many family budgets are and that our council needs to ensure that it remains affordable. What is your favourite place in the district to unwind? On the beach between Hukuwai and Tirohanga and in my veggie garden. crime and gang activity? The skills for adolescents programme will deplete the fodder source for the criminal fraternity. Does the council consult adequately with iwi and how would you further build such relationships? There should be a consultation process in place and if not I will do it myself. I will do it anyway. What stands you apart from the other candidates? I am older and wiser. What is your favourite place in the district to unwind? The beach. Hawai on a good day or Hukuwai with my trusty seahorse.

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Meet the candidates Opotiki – Mayoralty (one required) Haki McRoberts IF elected what would you do for youth in Opotiki? I would like to include youth in some of the decision making that are made by councils. It would be good for youth to express their needs, which only they would know. I would also like a group of youth attending some meeting, to talk about their own wants and needs for their community. What is your position on climate change and what do you think the council should be doing to mitigate? At our last meeting, council has acknowledged the climate change emergency, and will further policies and initiatives as part of future planning and processes.

Lyn Riesterer If elected what would you do for youth in Opotiki? „ Continue to run the Mayoral Future Leaders programme through LGNZ and Inspiring Stories „Look at the possibility of running a Youth Council „ Support community endeavours to create Youth centres „ I’m keen to look at improving our playground facilities What is your position on climate change and what do you think the council should be doing to mitigate? „ Climate Emergency Declaration has been made by ODC „Continuing to have climate change issues shaping our project decisions around mitigation – which is already happening „ Starting conversations with many groups about what climate crisis will mean to us going into the future

Louis Rapihana IF elected what would you do for youth in Opotiki? I want to establish a Youth Council so we can actually hear what the views and struggles are from the actual youth. I also want to ensure that complexes that council build are for multi purpose which include the youth and elders like a sports facility that has a pool complex with it. What is your position on climate change and what do you think the council should be doing to mitigate? The council has a huge part to play when it comes to “climate change” we should be looking at how we can reduce our waste, by processing it here rather than sending it away, how we can utilise our natural resources more like solar power or even more e-car options with vehicles operated by council. Working more with central government to fund more ventures to revitilise our waterways, swamps and dunes.

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What can council do to decrease crime and gang activity? „Crime and gang activity can be controlled, if more employment could be found „More employment in a community will lower crime by a huge margin. „ Majority of crime is caused by the unemployed. Does the council consult adequately with iwi and how Lyn Riesterer

What can council do to decrease crime and gang activity? „Continue to advocate to Police on behalf of our community „Continue to support community outcomes addressing these issues „Supporting Social Services to gain funding Does the council consult adequately with iwi and how would you further build such relationships? „I see that we do have a very good relationship with local iwi and continue to grow our working relationships through support of economic developLouis Rapihana

What can council do to decrease crime and gang activity? Building better relationships with the people is the only way, having those responsible for the gangs take responsibility for their members. Having the hard conversations with them on how we can work together on making this a safer community not only for those in the community but those visiting and also their members. Does the council consult adequately with iwi and how would you further build such relationships? No they do not. This is a

would you further build such relationships? To consult adequately with iwi, is just a start. One must also learn their cultural differences, and attend their cultural activities to to understand their Tikanga ( Heritage) This improves better understanding between all races. What stands you apart from the other candidates? Experience, bicultural, good listener, and good communicator. What is your favourite place in the district to unwind? Lying on the beach, watching my two young mokopuna playing in the rock pools, And my Labrador dog relaxed, and enjoying the freedom. ments undertaken by each iwi. „A close working relationship has already been developed through respect for each other’s mahi and an understanding of how ODC and iwi can work parallel to each other on different social and economic projects. „Continue to respect iwi priorities What stands you apart from the other candidates? „Working knowledge and experience as Deputy Mayor „ Experience within the next tiers of Local Government with time spent on EBOP Joint Committee, Zone 2 and Rural and Provincial meetings „Very good leadership and teamwork skills and qualities What is your favourite place in the district to unwind? „On any of our beaches „Time with friends with shared food „At home in my vegetable garden

strong point for me building better relationships with whanau, marae, hapu and iwi! This is vital to ensure a better future for our district, making Te Tiriti o Waitangi work for our people and our community. Those of the land should be consulted on everything that happens on their piece of our paradise. What stands you apart from the other candidates? My ability to build working relationships with our people, Maori and Pakeha alike. No matter the culture I can build that relationship to ensure we work as one to create a brighter future for our district. I will fight tooth and nail to get the benefits our community deserves What is your favourite place in the district to unwind? No place can compete with my paradise that being Maraenui. I have the pleasure of the moana, awa and ngahere, living the dream on our beautiful coastline.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Kohi Maori constituency (one required) Toi Iti THE reality is you probably don’t know the difference between the regional and district council. Where does one end and the other begin? You are not alone. Everyone kind of gets what a mayor is (kind of) but isn’t a councillor just a councillor? This is what I have found as I’ve been knocking on doors and talking to people. Don’t worry, it’s not your fault. None of your current regional councillors have a Facebook page? Fact. Just search “Toi for Kohi” in Facebook or Google and you will find my page. A place where I will keep posting to when I get elected. Go there and you will

Tiipene Marr Re elect He aha te meanui o tenei Ao? He wai, he wai, he wai. E nga mana e nga reo rau Rangatira ma Te Whanau a Apanui, Ngai Tai, Whakatohea, Tuhoe, Ngati Awa, Ngati Whare, Ngati Manawa, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Rangitihi, kanui te mihimaioha, aroha kia Koutou Tatou katoa. Born and bred in Matata, serving you on the Kohi Maori seat for 15 years, fighting for our wai, our whenua, our people. Trying to get on with other councillors, that’s great, there are some good ones I get on with, but I find it’s more effective giving a Maori point of view on this issue or that whakaaro, at that moment in time, how we treasure the whenua, moana,

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find out more about me and what the regional council does. Local government can be technical and boring. Actually, it’s mostly technical and boring. But it is also the nuts and bolts of how our communities run themselves. On my page I will try to break it down into terms that you can understand … because you CAN understand it … when it’s explained without the jargon.

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ngahere, karakia, I have to say that I am disliked by some councillors, (kaki whero), who don’t like this approach, I call them out for racist remarks, that’s how I educate them. Farmers don’t like me, I’m always bringing up there pollution of our awa, manga, moana, tiko, (animal ecoli), paitini (phosphates, nitrates), flowing from farms, organic is the way of the future, “but we have always done it like this”, sorry, time to change, organic or closedown.

It needs translation sometimes. In this election in terms of regional council, if you are in the Kohi constituency ie, on the Maori roll, you have the choice between me and someone that has been there for 15 years. If you don’t really know who he is and you have to read his blurb in this publication to find out what he’s done, there’s a problem. He has been representing YOU for 15 years. You should know exactly who he is. If you want a change, more communication and fresh energy, vote for me. Go to my page. Ask me questions and be empowered to know what’s going on in your community. Search Toi for Kohi on Facebook or Google. Mauri ora!

I have supported Opotiki Harbour development, mussel farm. I have helped with river issues in Tuhoe, Matahi Valley and Waikirikiri Marae, who are facing a big decision. Kiwifruit development in Te Whanau a Apanui, opened two new blocks last year. Supported flood victims at Patutahi, Regional Council and Trustpower must take the blame. Komiti Maori hui at Hokowhitu, Omaio, Waiohau, Wairuru, Manukatutahi Marae, taking it to the people I oppose Opihiwhanaungakore 100-acre development. Being the Ohiwa Harbour chair, we, Whakatohea, Tuhoe, Upokorehe, Ngati Awa are overseeing mussel and cockle surveys, starfish infestation. To Pononga

„ Also standing for Eastern Bay of Plenty Constituency: Bill Clark and Douglas Leeder (unopposed)



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Meet the candidates Bay of Plenty District Health Board (seven required) Chris King-Hazel

THERE are no wards or boundaries when it comes to voting for Bay of Plenty District Health Board candidates and there are 21 candidates standing for seven places across the Bay. In addition, following the election, the minister of health appoints a further four members, making a total of 11 board members.

The Eastern Bay has been well represented in recent years by longstanding board members Judy Turner, Yvonne Boyes and Sally Webb, who are all standing down. However, there are five Eastern Bay people among the listed candidates who are ready to step in and represent this region in health matters.

Malcolm Whitaker MY reasons for standing for the DHB is to ensure there are sufficient ongoing health services for people in the Eastern Bay and the implementation of effective health prevention programs. By 2025 27 percent of our population will be over 65. Hospitals will be inundated. I have spent the past 40 years, a complementary health practitioner, naturopath, osteo-therapist. I walk the beach, twice daily, cycle often, swim, kayak, practice Tai Chi, yoga daily. So I “Walk the Talk”. I spent 12 years as a regional councillor, on the Whakatane Kiwi Trust for nine years, five years as chair; Road Safety Committee, eight years, three as chairman; and three years on the Eastern Conservation Board. I believe we need better, accountable programs around prevention because current ones aren’t delivering effective outcomes. New Zealand has some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, bowel and prostate cancers in the world. If these are due to poor diets, lack of exercise, spray exposure, then let’s tackle these disorders.

I WANT to ensure there is sufficient representation to promote equity of health services across all demographics in the Bay of Plenty. I will be a strong advocate for consistency in the levels of service provided to all, especially Maori, elderly and those more vulnerable in our community. My strengths are my strong roots within the community, my sense of social justice, my knowledge of the health system, and my emphathy for those who struggle to be adequately served by that system. I currently work for Whakatane District Council, and previously managed its pensioner hous-

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ing. I have more than 12 years’ experience with the BOPDHB (mental and public health), CYFS, and Ngati Awa Social Health Services. I was born and raised in Whakatane. I’m married to Thomas (Ngati Porou, Ngati Awa, Tuhoe) and have two adult children.

„ Other candidates are: Hori Ahomiro, Mark Arundel, Bev Edlin, Geoff Esterman, Marion Guy, Joel Hingston, Callum Huinter, Sharon Kletchko, Tracy Livingston, Janet Peters, Ron Scott, Kevin Tohiariki, Peter White and Clare Wilson.

Sneha Gray THE right to quality healthcare is essential to sustaining our identity, and therefore it is imperative to have diverse people on the board with expertise in both clinical and non-clinical care. While we have made improvements, we still struggle to provide an environment where all patients can access dignified healthcare. Research shows that those who are afforded dignity both physically and psychologically respond better to their treatment, and so it is incumbent upon us to create a health system that provides that dignity. This also makes economic sense as a healthier population leads to increased economic productivity and reduces the drain on the health system. With an in-depth knowledge of people and identity, local and international expertise in varied areas including business, governance, and efficient communications, Sneha brings with her unique skillsets that will be an asset. Sneha’s work at the Auckland

Mawera Karetai and Ian Finch

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IT is so important that the Eastern Bay of Plenty has continued strong representation at the Bay of Plenty District Health Board. Please give us your one and two votes, so we can represent you. Your vote counts and your health matters to us. Ian Finch and Mawera Karetai are standing on a platform called “Better Health Outcomes For All”. We believe in: „ Better health outcomes for everyone „ Effective prevention strategies „ A health service that supports families „ A genuine change in culture across the DHB „ Trustworthy governance „ Financial responsibility

We have become great at treating symptoms, lousy treating the cause. Many young people are overweight, scoffing takeaways and surgery drinks. Why not teach students to cook wholesome meals, instead of cupcakes? Prepare them for leaving home. Encourage people to grow vegetables, fruit which would help their mental, psychological health. Yoga, breathing techniques in schools for anxiety, frustration, anger, bowel problems – “tools for life”. If you believe in holistic health No 1 tick for me will do.

About Mawera: I offer my skills and energy to support the people and communities of the BOP in achieving positive health outcomes

for all. My interests are: A child’s first 1000 days; the impact of our environment on the health and wellbeing of families; and sensible prevention strategies to improve health outcomes across the BOP. With useful skills and experience in governance, I have been effective in driving positive change on various boards. My Bachelor of Applied Management and Masters in Environmental Management have provided a solid foundation for my professional gover-

nance practice. With knowledge in finance and investment I know the right questions to ask to ensure we are using your money to best support you, your family, our communities and your medical professionals. My family supports me. I will attend board meetings ready to work, having read and understood board papers.

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DHB and access to services at the BOPDHB has given her a good understanding of the system. To govern a DHB, it is not enough to just have passion but also skills and experience and Sneha provides this as she acts as the balance between the clinical and non-clinical strengths needed in a DHB board. She works efficiently with a team and is not afraid to present a logical case for the benefit of our community. She is undertaking a doctorate on people, place and identity. She lives and breathes people, place and identity, and understands what’s needed to create a health system that has an attitude of care for the people entrusted to our care. have an history of governance in both business and community. I am married to Sue (midwife) for 40 yrs. I have three children and three grandchildren. I am passionate about achieving the best health outcomes for everyone in the BOP. As a health professional I see how poor health affects the daily life of so many individuals. I see how inequity affects health – it is incumbent upon us all to care for the ones who have the least opportunity to care for themselves. Using my governance experience, I can help shape a health authority which fulfils those aims. It is important that our health authority demonstrates a culture of care, not only for its patients but also for its employees. My experience in helping nurture positive culture change in a variety of environments will prove beneficial in this regard.

About Ian: I am an optometrist practicing in Whakatane for 28 years I




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GARDENING Combat leaf curl for perfect peaches LEAF curl is a common fungal disease affecting peach, nectarine, peachcott and peacherine trees. It causes the leaves (and some times the fruit) of the infected tree to become puckered, curled and much thicker than normal. If left untreated the problem will get worse year-after-year and reduce the tree’s ability to produce lots of fruit. Over winter the fungal spores take up residence in different parts of the tree, but mainly in the buds. When the cool wet weather of spring and summer arrives many leaf curl spores are produced and are then splashed or blown from tree to tree. Because this is also the time trees are breaking bud and forming new leaves, the new growth is easily reinfected with leaf curl. Controlling leaf curl isn’t easy but good hygiene habits, which should be repeated each year, will give you the best chance. First of all, plant your trees where they will get adequate air movement – this will help minimise fungal problems. If you haven’t got your fruit trees yet for this year, there’s still time, but do it quick as now’s the perfect time to plant. Next, apply a light dressing of a quick acting fertiliser such as sulphate of ammonia to encourage new leaf growth and, at the same time, apply a seaweed fertiliser to help the plant’s immunity to leaf curl.

FUNGAL ROT: Spray now to help prevent brown rot on your peaches. If you do get leaf curl, spring is when you will notice it in your trees. Once you notice the symptoms of leaf curl in your leaves it is too late to control the disease in those leaves but there is lots you can to do try and stop the fungus from spreading. The first step is to remove and destroy as many infected leaves as practical. But don’t compost these as it will spread the infection. In autumn and early winter clean up around the base of your stone fruit trees and remove as many leaves as possible. Because these types of trees are susceptible to leaf curl, do this regardless of whether they’ve shown any signs of disease or not. And, again remember – don’t compost the leaves.

DISEASED: Leaf curl is a common fungal problem in stone fruit.

Next, you should spray your deciduous trees (the trees that lose their leaves every year) with lime sulphur. The lime sulphur acts by burning off the over wintering fungi and pests, including mites. It’s very important you do this for gooseberry bushes because they are prone to catching mites which can eat out the flower buds, meaning your bush ends up with no fruit. Luckily, the lime sulphur will get rid of those mites. Around now, in early spring (and don’t worry if you haven’t done any of the other steps yet – just start now), apply a copperbased fungicide to all your deciduous fruit trees – not just peach trees. A copper-based fungicide will help stop leaf curl on peach and nectarine trees but it will also treat fungal problems on other fruit trees – like black spot on apple trees. It is also recommended to mix the copper fungicide with a spreader/ sticker, like RainGard, both of which you can get from your local garden centre. RainGard works a bit like soap. Combined with the fungicide, it will make the whole area you spray wet and then when it dries it sticks to the area so you get good coverage that sticks or stays on the tree for a long time.

The copper fungicide (and spreader/ sticker) should be applied while the leaf and flower buds are still closed – right before the buds burst. Spray thoroughly as you need to create a surface barrier to protect against the fungus. Then follow this up with another spray 10-14 days later – particularly if you’ve had lots of wet weather. This will ensure the trees get the coverage they need. Once you have flower buds showing it’s really important not to spray copper, as it’s very toxic to bees when it’s wet – though fine once it’s dried. And it’s also past the point of the copper being effective as the idea of the copper is to add a protectant layer over the buds, before they burst. And that’s it for the year. Now, you just have to go back to the beginning of the process and repeat all of the steps – except for applying copper fungicide. Because copper is a heavy metal it can build up in the soil. It’s also very toxic to bees when wet so should only be used when necessary. If in the past year your trees showed no signs of disease just skip the copper step the following year. But, if they are newly planted trees; or were effected by fungus or disease; or you had a wet winter; or you didn’t spray with lime sulphur, then you should still apply copper fungicide.

Get a head start on spring flowers SPRING is here and it’s a great time to get the garden tools out of the shed and get a head start on planning and creating your fabulous spring garden. „ In the flower garden plant some favourites like viola, polyanthus, cineraria, alyssum, poppy, cornflower, gypsophila, hollyhock and carnations.

„ Protect seedlings from slugs and snails with slug and snail pellets or a home made beer trap. „ Sow seeds like alyssum, Californian poppy, chrysanthemum, gypsophila, marigold, phlox, sunflower, zinnia and other summer flowering favourites. These can get planted directly into your garden as soon as the weather warms up. „ Plant gladioli, dahlia, and begonia tubers for summer flowering. „ Feed trees and shrubs with a long term controlled release fertiliser. Sprinkle around the drip line and then water in well. „ Weed and dig in compost and general garden fertiliser to prepare

garden beds for spring planting. „ Plant up containers with new seasons flowering annuals like marigolds, snapdragons, lobelia and dianthus. „ Shrubs to plant include rhododendrons, camellias, hellebores, azaleas and daphne while conditions are still cool. „ Trim up and shape your early blooming camellias that have finished flowering. „ Plant new roses in rich, well-drained soil with plenty of compost. Fertilise with rose fertiliser when planting. „ Complete rose pruning in time for spring growth. Spray now to protect new growth from pests and diseases. „ Repot, tidy and feed indoor plants, hanging baskets and

patio pots. „ Evenly apply lawn fertiliser to stimulate new growth. Moss can be a problem in poorly drained or shady areas of lawn. Improve lawn drainage by raking the area thoroughly and apply a solution of sulphate of iron (10g per square metre) to kill moss.


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‘Stupid hit’ angers Orr-West Allen Winter Staff reporter

UTE racer Christina Orr is not happy after her first outing to defend her SsangYong Actyon Ute championship. Competing in a three-race round at Pukekohe on the weekend, Orr-West was fastest in practice, qualified fastest on Friday and was leading the first race on Saturday for four laps before she was punted into a tyre wall by a following driver. That hit put her down to the back of the field, after suffering minimal damage, but she managed to work her way through the 20-ute field to finish the race in 11th position. “It was a stupid hit,” she said after the race. “It was a blatant hit by a muppet who was just trying to show off in front of the Supercars pits – and they weren’t in the slightest interested in what we were doing.” The offending driver copped a penalty for his actions, but that did little to help Orr-West’s campaign. To add insult to injury, her 11th position meant she started from 11th on the grid for the next race, which had a reverse grid for the top 10 drivers. “If I had got up to 10th place, I would have again had the pole position for that race because of the reverse grid, but instead had to start in 11th in the middle of the field where it’s pretty tough trying to get through.” After finishing midfield in the second race on Saturday because of gearshift problems, her grid place for the final race, on Sunday, was back in seventh place, but she managed to work her way through the field over the eight laps to finish in fourth place – just two hundredths of a second

RACER: Christina Orr-West smiles for the camera despite being bumped out of a good result in her first race on Photo Allen Winter Saturday at Pukekohe. away from taking third place on the podium. “It wasn’t the best weekend, by far,” she said. “And now I’ll be chasing hard in the next four rounds to have any chance of defending my championship.” This weekend coming will be a

totally different scenario for Orr-West as she hops out of her relatively lowpowered ute and jumps into a V10 Audi R8 high powered GT3 endurance racer for the first round of the four-round South Island three-hour Endurance Series at Teretonga Park Raceway, Invercargill.

Sharing the driving with the Audi’s owner, Ben Byers, she said she was confident of a good result. “I think we will go really well. I’ll be in a new team, in a new car, and really there’s no pressure, so it will be a lot of fun and I’m reckoning we will end up with a good result.”

States rugby team to face off against Paroa AN under-13 rugby team from the United States is visiting Whakatane today and playing a game against Paroa at the Paroa rugby ground. The Belmont Shore Rugby Club is nestled in the heart of Long Beach, California. The tour group includes 52 players and supporters and they are staying overnight on Wairaka Marae. The visit follows on from a visit from a similar visit in April from a junior French team and is part of a regular schedule of junior international teams that visit New Zealand, organised by Tyrone Campbell of Global Vibe. The visiting team will compete at the New Zealand Junior Rugby Festival in Taupo this weekend. Rugby is the fastest growing sport in the US, according to the team information, and the Belmont Shore Club is the largest club in the US with over 400 players in the youth programme and growing. Today’s game at Paroa will kick off at 3.30pm.

VISITORS: The visiting Belmont Shore under-13 rugby team. Photo supplied



Wednesday, September 18, 2019 |


Full house for trophy night

Kawerau There was a good attendance for opening day on Saturday August 31 at the Kawerau Bowling club. President Colin Dowie welcomed everyone, followed by Mayor Malcolm Campbell. Lynette White put up the first jack and Ray McMillian sent up the first bowl of the season. Players enjoyed a couple of games of triples. Congratulation to Lance Hoete, Benny Dixon and Brent Mitchell who won on the day. Also well done to John Dowie, Billy McLean and John Dixon for coming second. A great start to the season. Special thanks go to Lynette White for her daffodil day raffle which raised $177.

KAWERAU Sports junior football teams ended their season with a full house at the clubrooms for the club trophy night. The club entered six teams in the Eastern Bay competition this year, in 6th, 8th, 9th and 11th grades based in Kawerau and two Whakatane-based 6th grade teams. After three games into the competition it was decided, with the approval of WaiBoP Football to move the Kawerau United 6th grade team to the 7th grade, and in doing so only lost two games in the higher grade. The club acknowledged the efforts of junior coaches Mel Hughes, Dharman Singh, Neil Wahrlich, Haidee Awhimate and Hamiora Awhimate whose hard work resulted in good placings for in their teams’ competitions, and the par-

Ohope WEDNESDAY roll-up winners at the Ohope Bowling Club were Warwick Wickham, Alan Cutler and Bill Pettigrew with two wins 11 ends 24 shots. In second place were Colleen Williams, Brian Williams and Claire Brown 2/10/25, while Mary Bettelheim, Karen Thrift and Graeme Lee placed third, 2/10/19. Saturday’s roll-up winners were Bob Nicol, Lyn Griffiths and Jean Shroll with 2 wins 10 ends 16 shots. Second: Sheryl Ball, Michael Caton and Miriam Sarginson 2/9/16. Third: Alan Teirney, Ross Brownlee, Grant Hands and Sarah Williams 1/8/13. The Club Trophy fours were played on Sunday and the winners were Warwick Wickham, Bob Nicol, Brian Davies and Bill Johns with 3 wins 21 ends 44 shots. In second place were Des Connor, John Cliff, Marcia Gayton and John Harris 2/21/36, while Martie Sisson, Arnold Van Ekeren, Gill Connor and Rachel Merritt placed third, 2/18/27.

Indoor bowls Edgecumbe IT was president Derek Kendall’s turn to provide the odd games played at the Edgecumbe Indoor Bowling Club last Wednesday night. Teams were drawn into four teams of four. For the first game, in the first two ends, each team member bowled their two bowls one after the other in their team position. If the bowl stopped in the square they got three points and one either side. The next four ends of that game, each team bowled in order down the mat without the jack. When all bowled, the skips tossed to see who would bowl the jack down the mat trying to get closest to their bowl. The closest colour got three points, then two points next colour, then next colour one point. In the second game of four ends, each team had their bowls at separate ends with the jack in the middle, with the closest winning that end. The third game was over six ends with Canadian scoring. For the first three ends the first bowl gets four points, the next closest colour three points, the next colour two points and the last colour one point. Then for the last three ends the point scoring was reversed. One for closest, two for next, three for next and four for the next. Winning the night with two wins and a draw and 44 points were Derek Kendall, Neil Porter, Alison Hughes and George Oakley. Runners-up with two wins and 45 points were Allen Annett, Annette Reece, Colleen Watson and Jenny Petersen. The consolation winners with no wins and 38 points were Simon Hatcher, Dianne Mackey, Andy Petersen and Elaine Wright. Tonight bowlers will play for the 2x4x2 pairs trophy.

RSA SIX players contested the Whakatane RSA Indoor Bowling Club singles on Wednesday September 11. Four games of seven ends were played with five points needed to qualify. Three players qualified so a draw was done with Bruce Pryde getting the bye. This left Celeste Thorburn and David Anderson to play the semi-final. Anderson came out the winner with Thorburn conceding after six ends. The final saw Pryde come out the winner over Anderson 9-5. Members are reminded that this week will be a normal club night with names in by 7.15 for a 7.30 start.

Scouts TEN players had a fun night playing pairs at the Scouts Indoor Bowling Club. Winners with three wins and 27 points were Shona Vazey and Shelley Forster. In second place with two wins and 23 points were Dylan Greyvenstein and Damon Forster. The hardest triers for the night with no wins and 10 points were Ron Munn, Allan Johnson and Bernadette Moses. This week the club has its club pairs which will be a 7pm start, so names in by 6.45 please.

TOP PLAYER: Kawerau Sports overall junior player of the year, Seth Awhimate. Photo supplied

Good results complete gym season EBOP Gymnastics Club finished its final competition of the season with some strong results. The Mt Tauhara Apparatus Challenge took place in Taupo recently and awards were presented for the first six places on each apparatus as well as for the top six finishers overall. Operations manager at the club Anne Gould said she was pleased that all the gymnasts obtained their pass marks (score of 50 or over out of 60) at the competition. In Step 1 Chloe Hogg, Oshanna Surman and Tara Petersen all competed in the overs division, with Chloe placing sixth on floor and bar. Tara was first on vault, third on floor and fourth overall. Oshanna was third on vault, second on beam, fourth

on floor and third overall. In Step 2, Lucy Carter, Sophie Spod, Chloe Sparrow, Ashlee Jennings, Addie Tetzt, Olivia Allison competed in the overs division. Lucy placed first on beam and was sixth overall. Ashlee was fourth on beam and Sophie placed sixth on beam. In Step 3, Zoe Flowerday had a good meet, scoring over 13 on all four apparatus, while Kayla Forsyth, competing in Step 4, also scored 13 and above on all apparatus. Kayla finished fifth overall after placing fifth on beam. “We have had a great competitive season and Term 4 will see gymnasts learning new skills and training new hours for their transitions to their new levels,” Mrs Gould said. The gymnasts are coached by Jordan Biggs.

Results Badminton OVER the past three weeks Whakatane Badminton Club has held the club championship events for student players. The biggest section, of high school players, had some hard-fought games. It has been a good year with two tournaments and some intermediate players going to the AIMS Games and playing well. The results for the championship events are as follows: Singles – High school boys: 1, Stefan Stoove; 2, Ryan Schwass; girls: 1, Nelli Hyotynen; 2, Anika Schlepers. Intermediate boys: 1, Rhys Elliot; 2, Samuel Hall; girls: 1, Maria Stoove; 2, Laurenza Juan. Junior boys: 1, Jerome Stoove; 2, Will Dippie.

Doubles – High school boys: 1, Stefan Stoove and Reuben Standen; 2, Tom Flowerday and Noah Camburn; girls: 1, Nelli Hyotynen and Emi Jones; 2, Aria Gibson and Molly O’Leary. Intermediate boys: 1, Braedan Webster and Anton Kuchenbecker; 2, Samuel Hall and Aiden Liu; girls: 1, Maria Stoove and Laura Hamill; 2, Emily Dippie and Laurenza Juan. Mixed doubles: 1, Nelli Hyotynen and Ryan Schwass; 2, Stefan Stoove and Aria Gibson (Intermediate at AIMS Games). The last playing night is Tuesday, September 24. Players please bring a plate of food per family for a shared supper. Parents are invited to come and have some games with their children before prizegiving.

ents who supported their children’s teams throughout the season. Last year the junior coaches put up a trophy for their overall Junior Player of the Year, which was won by Harper Schwencke; this year the winner was Seth Awhimate. Junior trophy winners: 6th Grade, Shooting Stars: Most improved, Matiu Paul. Team player, Sam Wahrlich and Beau Te Aomarere. Player of the year, Audrina O’Brien. 6th Grade, Comets: Most improved, Maximus Cook. Team player, Beadyn Price. Player of the Year, Maverick Rawson. 7th Grade, United: Most improved, Maz Davey. Team player, Junior Hakiaha. Player of the Year, Seth Awhimate. 8th Grade, Red Devils: Most improved, Ohryen Gardiner. Team player, Blake Binney. Player of the Year, Mia Hyndman. 9th Grade, Northern Star: Most improved, Kriaansha Singh. Team player, Dylan Van Der Werf. Player of the Year, Krinesh Singh. 11th Grade, Red Stags: Most improved, Oli Harris. Team player, Lani Brown. Player of the Year, Daniel Handley-Elder and Joni Spencer.

Whakatane host squash B-grade superchamps MANY of New Zealand’s top squash players will compete in the New Zealand B-grade Superchamps, to be held in Whakatane on September 25 to 28. More than 100 competitors from Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, Auckland, Northland, Taranaki. Wellington, Waikato, East Coast, Manawatu and Canterbury have registered to compete in the four-day tournament. The Whakatane Squash Club has hosted a number of national events over the

years, and club president Janek Tomaszewski said members were thrilled to be hosting the tournament. The first games of the competition will be played at 1pm on the Wednesday, and the competition will continue each day until prizegiving on Saturday.

Scratch bunch demolish field SATURDAY’S Whakatane Cycle Club race was held over the short but extremely hard circuit around McDonalds and Tahuna roads, starting and finishing from the north end of McDonalds Road. The seven scratch riders were given a 12-minute start to the first group away over the 36-kilometre course. With the pace going on from the start, the gaps between the bunches closed very quickly, catching the front riders before they crossed the Matahina Dam on the return trip. Four of the scratch bunch caught and passed everyone except Dean Sisson, who managed to hang in with this group to the finish. Phil McIlroy, Jayden

Kaempfe, Brad Jones and Hayden Sisson all lined up for the sprint, which was taken out by Kaempfe from McIlroy Bisley and Jones in third place. The rest of the field were scattered from Matahina to the finish line. The big scratch bunch of seven is the strongest group of riders for the season. Corrine O’Donnell was the first woman to cross the line with the second group home from Amy Humpherson and Emma Parsons who were a few minutes back. Saturday’s race will start from Eagles Hill Rd at Waimana. If the numbers are good, the race will most likely be a graded mass start over four laps.

SPORT | Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Volcanix caught up a storm THE Bay of Plenty Volcanix women’s team took on the Auckland Storm on Saturday. Played at Rugby Park in Whakatane the match kicked off at 2.30pm with a good crowd in attendance. The home ground and sunny conditions didn’t give the Volcanix any advantage as a slick Auckland team pushed ahead. The Auckland Storm included former coastal players

Ruahei Demant and sister Kiritapu from Te Kaha. Both are Black Ferns with Ruahei a member of the 2019 World Women’s Super Series competition that toured the United States. Opotiki’s Black Fern Luka Connor had a good game for the home side along with Tynealle Fitzgerald also from Opotiki. The final score was Auckland Storm 28, Bay of Plenty Volcanix 19.

CAPTAIN’S WALK: Bay of Plenty Volcanix captain Christie Yule walks out with five-year-old Teimana Tutua, who is a big rippa rugby fan, onto Rugby Park in Whakatane to play the Auckland Storm on Saturday. Photos john Morin D8956-003 BIG JOB: Whakatane rugby and rippa player Addison Davis runs out to become the ball carrier for the Bay of Plenty Volcanix and Auckland Storm on Saturday which was a highlight for the youngster. D8956-016

HEAD TO HEAD: Bay of Plenty Volcanix prepare to scrum down against Auckland Storm at Rugby Park in Whakatane on Saturday. D8956-022 ALL IN: Bay of Plenty Volcanix players Janina Khan is assisted by Opotiki’s Luka Connor, Kelsi Willis and Karli Faneva in a ruck against Auckland Storm in the Farah Palmer Cup match. D8956-036 IN SUPPORT: Volcanix women’s rugby players (left to right) Natalie Delamere, Janina Khan and Opotiki’s Luka Connor come in to support team-mate Jade Tuilaepa on attack against Auckland Storm at Rugby Park. D8956-035

OPEN SPACE: Renee Wickliffe puts on the gas on attack for the Bay of Plenty D8956-143 Volcanix against the Auckland Storm which the visitors won 28-19.


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15.9050 hectares more or less Well drained, flat land Post and wire fencing Fenced into eleven paddocks Mild coastal climate

Price by Negotiation View by appointment Rhys Mischefski 027 457 8718 SUCCESS REALTY LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008


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$249,000 BEACH LIFE 41 Omega Place, Coastlands Potential sea views based on build. Great location, 486m² section with covenants. Close to beach. 100m from beach access (as per google maps). Make the move today and build your dream home. Richard Baker m. 021 0873 5393

(07) 308 0232

261 The Strand, Whakatane

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1 11 Fitzgerald Street, Kawerau I.O $499,000

Opotiki Wharf Street

CENTRAL LOCATION 17a Bracken Street, Whakatane Warm, cosy and spacious 3 bedroom home. Covered spa pool area set on a timber deck. Single garage plus attached workshop/utility shed. Outdoor BBQ area for those that like to entertain. Juliana Sharpe

Perfect Position - Right By The Wharf

m. 027 256 5099

(07) 308 0232

261 The Strand, Whakatane

Exactly in the right location across the road from the Opotiki Wharf, is this quirky and elevated two bedroomed weatherboard home. The conservatory offers a sunny space to sit and enjoy the beautiful views that overlook the Opotiki River Bar, stretching all the way out to Whale Island. For Sale $335,000 View OP6652 Erin Dickson M 021 0269 8473

P 07 315 5245

Eastern Bay Real Estate Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Constructed in the 1950's this 3 bedroom home has 1 bathroom, kitchen dining is open plan with separate lounge with a floor area of 100m2. The garaging is double on a fully fenced section and in fair condition. For Sale $250,000

Debra Gibbons 027 641 3690

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CONTACT: P: 308 8129 ext: 846 | E: POP IN: WHAKATANE: 32 Pyne St. OPOTIKI: Opotiki News - Church St. KAWERAU: The Bus Terminal - Plunket St.

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LARGE workshop for rent. Ngaio Place, Edgecumbe. Ph (07) 304 9892, a/h (07) 304 9661.

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BOOCOCK Brian David â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Born 10th March 1949, died peacefully at home on Saturday 14th September surrounded Î&#x17D;Ĺ?Ć&#x152;Ä?ŽŜÄ&#x161;Ĺ?Ć&#x;ŽŜÄ&#x17E;Ä&#x161;Ä?Ĺ&#x161;Ä&#x201A;Ć&#x2030;Ä&#x17E;ĹŻ by close family. Î&#x2DC;Ć&#x152;Ä&#x17E;ĨĆ&#x152;Ä&#x17E;Ć?Ĺ&#x161;ĹľÄ&#x17E;ĹśĆ&#x161;ĨÄ&#x201A;Ä?Ĺ?ĹŻĹ?Ć&#x;Ä&#x17E;Ć? Beloved husband of Î&#x17D;>Ĺ?Ç&#x20AC;Ä&#x17E;ĨƾŜÄ&#x17E;Ć&#x152;Ä&#x201A;ĹŻĆ?Ć&#x161;Ć&#x152;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x201A;ĹľĹ?ĹśĹ? Robyn and father MONUMENTAL and father-in-law of SPECIALISTS Sam and Jolene, Jane ώϰͲĹ&#x161;Ć&#x152;Ć?Ä&#x17E;Ć&#x152;Ç&#x20AC;Ĺ?Ä?Ä&#x17E; and Kate. Grandpa to F621022aa Cayleigh, Ayden, Otis Email: and Caleb. Family will hold a private burial in Otaki. A wake will Helping celebrate life since 1990 be held at midday on 28th September at the Ohope Chartered Club for family and friends. Please let Robyn know if you intend to join us tÄ&#x17E;ŽčÄ&#x17E;Ć&#x152; robyn.boocock@xtra. Ć&#x2030;Ć&#x152;ŽĨÄ&#x17E;Ć?Ć?Ĺ?ŽŜÄ&#x201A;ĹŻ

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MUNRO Victor McKenzie, QSM â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Vic died peacefully on Ä&#x201A;ĹŻĹŻŽƾĆ&#x152;ĨĆ&#x152;Ĺ?Ä&#x17E;ĹśÄ&#x161;ĹŻÇ&#x2021; Tuesday, September 17, Ć&#x161;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x201A;ĹľĨŽĆ&#x152;Ä&#x201A; 2019, at Mary Shapley FREE INFORMATION Retirement Village, PACK Whakatane, aged 88. Cherished husband Whakataneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only (for 66 years) of his Ĺ?ĹśĹ&#x161;ŽƾĆ?Ä&#x17E;Ĺ&#x2021;Ĺ˝Ć&#x152;Ĺ?Ć?Ć&#x161;Ć&#x152;Ç&#x2021;Ć?Ä&#x17E;Ć&#x152;Ç&#x20AC;Ĺ?Ä?Ä&#x17E; devoted Mary. Father of Brian, Grant and Stuart. Father-in-law of Margie, Maxine and Natalie. Grandfather of Tim, Adam, Emma, Kelly, Vicky, Stephen, Kate and Logan. Greatgrandfather of Victor, Lucas, Eddie, Jordyn, Beau, Wai, Tama, Benson, Sid, Kenzie, Laura Shaw Charlie and Mack. 24-hour service A service comm17 Awatapu Drive, emorating Vicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full Whakatane and varied life will be 83 Landing Road, held at the Whakatane Whakatane Baptist Church, P hone 67 Keepa Road, Whakatane on Monday, F620812aa September 23 at 11am, Support your local followed by a private cremation. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations would be appreciated to Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Society of NZ, PO Box 11067, Manners Street, HELP US TO Wellington, or may HELP THE be left at the service. ANIMALS Communications please to the Munro Please consider leaving a bequest in your will family, c/- PO Box as your legacy to 2070, Whakatane.


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6am Breakfast 9am The Ellen DeGeneres Show Ellen is is joined by Chrissy Teigen.  10am Tipping Point   11am The Chase   Noon 1 News At Midday  12:30 Emmerdale PGR Cain visits Kim and tells her to stop playing games; Pete is hurt that Rhona can talk to Marlon, but not him; Tracy must apologise to Billy.  1pm Coronation Street Catch-Up PGR  Carla is surprised by Peter’s plans for the boat; Gary admits the truth to Sarah; Kate is upset that her wedding plans have become funeral plans.  2pm Coast v Country   3pm Tipping Point   4pm Te Karere   4:30 Come Dine With Me Daytime  5pm The Chase  6pm 1 News At 6pm  7pm Seven Sharp  7:30 MasterChef Australia Three contestants face a pressure test to cook a paella based on an awardwinning dish by Leno Lattarulo from Melbourne’s Simply Spanish.  8:40 F World’s Busiest Train Stations A look inside the bustling Calcutta station.  9:35 Coronation Street Sinead begs Daniel to take her lead, bury his fears, and enjoy the day; Maria accuses Ali of cheating; Michelle goes to Ray’s hotel room, and is surprised by what she sees.  10:35 1 News Tonight  11:05 Criminal Minds AO  The team investigates a series of disfiguring acid attacks on young men and women; Dr Reid begins to settle into his new surroundings.  1am Te Karere   1:25 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 

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6am Breakfast 9am The Ellen DeGeneres Show Ellen is joined by Reese Witherspoon.  10am Tipping Point   11am The Chase   Noon 1 News At Midday  12:30 Emmerdale PGR  1pm Coronation Street Catch-Up PGR   2pm Coast v Country   3pm Tipping Point   4pm Te Karere   4:30 Come Dine With Me Daytime  5pm The Chase  6pm 1 News At 6pm  7pm Seven Sharp  7:30 MasterChef Australia The immunity challenge involves sauce, secrets, and citrus; a contestant will compete against an established chef whose identity will be a secret until the end.  8:45 The Posh Frock Shop Engaged couple Didi and Charlotte are looking for their perfect wedding gowns, but lack of funds rules out one of their dream dresses; a socialite turns to Ian with a very unusual request.  9:15 Driving Test AO Colombian chef and aspiring motivational speaker Charlie is a real live wire, so how can his instructor Andrew help him get his license if he cannot even make him keep still?  9:45 Coronation Street As Sinead prepares for her hospital appointment, Daniel does his best to remain upbeat.  10:45 1 News Tonight  11:15 20/20  The 12 boys and their soccer coach who were rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand take part in an exclusive interview with 20/20.  12:15 Rich House, Poor House   1:10 Te Karere   1:35 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere  

Key:  Closed captions;  Maori language;  Repeat; HLS Highlights; RPL Replay; DLY Delayed


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6:30 MyaGo   6:35 PJ Masks  7am The Tom And Jerry Show  7:25 Beyblade Burst Turbo  7:50 Bunnicula  8:15 Mickey And The Roadster Racers   8:35 The Lion Guard   9am Infomercials 10am The Middle   10:30 Neighbours   11am Celebrity Treasure Island   Noon The Seven-Year Switch Australia PGR   1pm Judge Rinder PGR  2pm Will And Grace PGR  2:30 Home And Away PGR   3pm Shortland Street PGR   3:30 Power Rangers – Beast Morphers PGR  4pm Fanimals  4:30 Friends   5pm The Simpsons   5:30 Home And Away PGR  6pm The Big Bang Theory   6:30 Neighbours  7pm Shortland Street PGR  7:30 Have You Been Paying Attention? New Zealand comedians showcase their current affairs knowledge, discussing the week’s hot topics from politics to pop culture.  8:30 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown AO 9:35 F Michael McIntyre’s Big Show Presenter Alan Carr hands his phone over for Send To All; Michael makes another dream come true in Unexpected Star; live music from Irish rockers Snow Patrol.  10:50 F Station 19 AO  11:50 F Gotham AO  12:40 Private Practice PGR   1:25 Shortland Street PGR   1:50 Infomercials 2:55 Army Wives PGR   3:40 I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Australia PGR   4:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos 5:05 Neighbours   5:30 Infomercials



6am The AM Show News, interviews, and humour to start the day. 9am The Café A lifestyle and entertainment show. 10am Infomercials 11:30 Entertainment Tonight  Noon Millionaire Hot Seat   12:55 Dr Phil AO Ralph’s family thinks he has been scammed. Is his girlfriend real? 1:55 Married At First Sight NZ PGR  One relationship is on rocky ground in an emergency therapy session as all the couples settle into married life together.  3pm Vet On The Hill  4pm Entertainment Tonight 4:30 NewsHub Live At 4:30pm 5pm Millionaire Hot Seat  6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm 7pm The Project 7:30 Grand Designs New Zealand PGR A site with a river running through it would put most people off, but not Harlem and Nicola, who set out to build a glass house on a bridge over the water.  8:35 Patrick Gower – On Weed AO Part 2. Patrick Gower investigates the world of recreational marijuana, going to the United States and Canada to see what it might look like if NZ legalised recreational marijuana.  9:35 Hawaii Five-0 AO After McGarrett, Danny, Tani, and Junior are exposed to a lethal bioweapon, the rest of the team have eight hours in which to find the people responsible, and find an antidote.  10:35 NewsHub Late 11:05 9-1-1 AO  The team unwittingly become the subject of a reporter’s first on-air assignment; there are emergencies at an eating contest, a bodybuilding competition and a toddler pageant.  12:05 Infomercials

6am The Powerpuff Girls   6:30 Kung Fu Panda – Legends Of Awesomeness   7am Sky Sport News 8am Henry Danger  8:30 The Moe Show   9am Million Dollar Minute 9:30 Hot Bench  10am The Doctors PGR 11am Antiques Roadshow  Noon Sky Sport News 12:30 Robot Wars PGR  1:30 Just Shoot Me PGR   2pm The Late Show With Stephen Colbert PGR  3pm Judge Judy PGR 3:30 Jeopardy 4pm The Chase Australia  5pm Everybody Loves Raymond After losing his nerve during his first day back, Robert decides to leave the police force and take up a telemarketing job, and Ray must help by having Robert confront his attacker.  5:30 Prime News 6pm Breakdown 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Traffic Cops PGR A 35-minute pursuit tests the officers’ patience, and they must seize an insured car; a rush-hour crash leads to a full-scale investigation when the uninsured driver leaves the scene.  8:30 Ambulance AO Extra staff are brought in on New Year’s Eve, but the night does not exactly go to plan.  9:45 Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords AO A landlord is surprised to find their flat on Airbnb; an Essex grandmother evicts a nightmare tenant; a raid in Harrow reveals poor living conditions. 10:45 Athletics – IAAF Diamond League (HLS) 11:50 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert PGR 12:50 Closedown

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MAORI 6:30 Takoha  6:40 Pukoro  7:10 Tamariki Haka  7:20 E Kori 7:25 E Ki E Ki 7:30 Te Nutube 7:40 Darwin + Newts  7:50 Kids’ Kai Kart  8am Pukana   8:50 Paia  9am Te Ao – Maori News  9:30 R&R  10am Tangaroa With Pio  10:30 Sidewalk Karaoke PGR  11am Nga Tangata Taumata Rau  Noon School Of Training  12:30 Funny Whare – Gamesnight PGR 1pm Holding Court With Steven Adams 1:30 Finding Aroha PGR  2pm Opaki  2:30 Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu  3pm Takoha  3:10 Pukoro  3:40 Tamariki Haka  3:50 E Kori 3:55 E Ki E Ki 4pm Te Nutube 4:10 Darwin + Newts  4:20 Kids’ Kai Kart  4:30 Pukana  5pm Ariki 5:30 Senior Kapa Haka Regionals  6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu  6:30 Te Ao – Maori News 7pm Whanau Living  7:30 Marae Kai Masters Special  8pm Hamu And Tofiga PGR  8:30 Sisters AO Series that follows sisters, The O’Neill Twins, as they step into the music world to establish themselves as a singing and hip-hop dancing force. 9pm Ahikaroa AO  10pm #whiuatepatai AO  10:30 Te Ao – Maori News  11pm Senior Kapa Haka Regionals  11:30 Closedown

Classifications: AO Adults only; PGR Parental guidance recommended for young viewers


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6:30 MyaGo   6:35 PJ Masks  7am The Tom And Jerry Show  7:25 Beyblade Burst Turbo  7:50 Bunnicula  8:15 Mickey And The Roadster Racers   8:35 The Lion Guard   9am Infomercials 10am The Middle   10:30 Neighbours   11am Army Wives PGR   Noon Mom PGR   12:30 2 Broke Girls PGR   1pm Judge Rinder PGR  2pm Will And Grace  2:30 Home And Away   3pm Shortland Street PGR   3:30 Power Rangers – Beast Morphers PGR  4pm Fanimals  4:30 Friends   5pm The Simpsons   5:30 Home And Away  6pm The Big Bang Theory   6:30 Neighbours  7pm Shortland Street PGR  7:30 Police Ten 7 PGR  8pm Highway Patrol PGR When Sergeant Hodges chases a suspicious motorcyclist, the rider tries to escape down a gully; Constable Brewer may have met Australia’s oldest person with a restricted license.  8:30 Travel Guides Australia 9:35 Have You Been Paying Attention?  10:40 Two And A Half Men PGR   11:05 Police Ten 7 PGR   11:35 N Who Killed Lucy The Poodle? AO The search for answers begins and, in his quest to find Lucy the Poodle’s killer, Kent travels to Australia to meet the journalist who broke the story.  Midnight iZombie AO  12:45 Private Practice AO   1:30 Shortland Street PGR   2am Infomercials 3am Army Wives PGR   3:45 I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Australia PGR   4:55 Regular Show  5:05 Neighbours   5:30 Infomercials



6am The AM Show News, interviews, and humour to start the day. 9am The Café A lifestyle and entertainment show. 10am Infomercials 11:35 Entertainment Tonight  News stories on celebrities, film, television, music, fashion, award shows and special events. 12:05 Millionaire Hot Seat  Six contestants compete to win cash, hosted by Eddie McGuire.  1pm Dr Phil AO Lying about jobs, acting inappropriately with young women, and getting DUIs is how Brittany, Brandi, and Brooklyn describe their father, Lance, and confront him. 2pm M Cold Spring AO  2013 Thriller. A married couple move from New York to the small town of Cold Spring after experiencing a near-fatal car accident. With secrets following the couple, can their marriage be saved? Natasha Henstridge, Sean Patrick Flanery. 4pm Entertainment Tonight 4:30 NewsHub Live At 4:30pm 5pm Millionaire Hot Seat  6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm 7pm The Project 7:30 M Battleship PGR  2012 Action Adventure. Planet Earth must fight for survival against a superior force. Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker.  10pm NewsHub Late 10:30 NCIS AO  When a marine is found murdered in a national park, NCIS teams up with the Mounted Police to investigate the park and its link to several other crimes.  11:25 Face The Truth PGR (Starting Today)  Michelle and John’s sons are going down a bad path, and the couple’s differing parenting styles are hurting their marriage. 11:55 Infomercials

6am The Powerpuff Girls   6:30 Kung Fu Panda – Legends Of Awesomeness   7am Sky Sport News 8am Henry Danger  8:30 The Moe Show   9am Million Dollar Minute 9:30 Hot Bench  10am The Doctors PGR 11am Antiques Roadshow  Noon Sky Sport News 12:30 Robot Wars PGR  1:30 Just Shoot Me PGR   2pm The Late Show With Stephen Colbert PGR  3pm Judge Judy PGR 3:30 Jeopardy 4pm The Chase Australia  5pm Everybody Loves Raymond Seeing Robert’s former wife prompts the family to reminisce about the demise of the marriage.  5:30 Prime News 6pm Rugby – Farah Palmer Cup (HLS) 6:30 Skyspeed 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Outback Truckers PGR Brother and sister Robbie and Ashleigh face house removal on a mud-bogged mission; Craig and Dakota continue to deliver supplies to drought-affected Queensland.  8:30 Bull PGR Bull fears his client’s family ties will affect the jury negatively when he represents the young heir of a crime family on trial for murder with his brother.  9:30 Madam Secretary PGR When an American-made bomb kills Syrians, Elizabeth must work out what went wrong before Russia uses it as an excuse to increase its military presence in the region.  10:30 Kick-Off 11:30 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert PGR 12:30 Closedown

Battleship 7:30pm Thursday on Three

MAORI 6:30 Takoha  6:40 SpongeBob Tarau Porowha   7:10 Kia Mau  7:20 E Kori  7:25 E Ki E Ki 7:30 Haati Paati  7:40 Huhu  7:50 Huritua  8am Pukana   8:50 Paia  9am Te Ao – Maori News  9:30 R&R  10am Tangaroa With Pio  10:30 Sidewalk Karaoke PGR  11am Nga Tangata Taumata Rau  Noon School Of Training  12:30 Funny Whare – Gamesnight PGR  1pm Holding Court With Steven Adams 1:30 Finding Aroha PGR  2pm Opaki  2:30 Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu  3pm Takoha  3:10 SpongeBob Tarau Porowha   3:40 Kia Mau  3:50 E Kori  3:55 E Ki E Ki 4pm Haati Paati  4:10 Huhu  4:20 Huritua  4:30 Patapatai 5pm Te Pou Herenga O Kia Aroha 5:30 Te Matatini Ki Te Ao  6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu  6:30 Te Ao – Maori News 7pm Whanau Living  7:30 Easy Eats  8pm Funny Whare – Gamesnight PGR  8:30 Sidewalk Karaoke PGR  9pm Rere Te Whiu AO 9:30 The Ring Inz AO 10pm The Hui – Kaupeka Wha 10:30 Te Ao – Maori News  11pm Te Matatini Ki Te Ao  11:30 Closedown


Wednesday, September 18, 2019 |

Inside Today


Orr-West disgruntled after punt into fence P27

My ball FORMER Black Fern, and originally from Te Kaha, Kiritapu Demant, tussles with Volcanix player Autumn-Rain Stephens-Daly for possession of the ball in the women’s rugby match between the Auckland Storm and the Bay of Plenty Volcanix, which was played at Rugby Park, Whakatane on Saturday. Photo John Morin D8956-134





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