Northern News : November 3
4 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 3, 2010 NEWS am369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pm Tide Movement and Height for Russell Fishing Calendar by Bill Hohepa Tide Data LINZ TIDE & WEATHER GUIDE 3 2 1 0 Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Weather Forecast for Northland m For the latest weather information including Weather Warnings Areas of cloud, and isolated showers possible in the north. Easterly breezes tending northerly. Showers, becoming less frequent. Southwesterlies. Rain devel- oping, some heavy falls possible later. Northerly winds, turning southwest at night and rain easing. A few showers and long fine spells. South- westerlies. Fine with little wind. Fine with south- easterlies. Mainly fine. Southeaster- lies tending easterly. 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It has been quite cathartc to me personally to able to put down in words some of the anguish one feels when we are unable to always deliver on the issues I know you hold dear - and on the other hand to celebrate in what works well and our successes. The feedback I get has been quite remarkable and I would like to thank each and every one of you who has contacted me over the years to tell me what we have got right, what we have got wrong and how we can work to improve things. Now that the electon is over and I can breathe again it is my plan to keep this column going. This is not a cheap exercise! It is however in my opinion money extremely well spent because the most important relatonship any politcian can have is that with the people they represent. I have learnt a lot about my column along the way: make the printng larger and use fewer words, explain in simple English, use a headline and stck to the same place in each editon. I love the freedom of being able to say things in my words in my way, and to explain the magic of what we do. I would like to acknowledge the editor who keeps me honest and checks my spelling and grammar, my accountant who has to juggle how we pay for this, my greatest critcs my family and my quiz team who always have a contrary opinion just because they can. As we head into a new three year period the challenges we face will be signifcant and we must acknowledge those. The recession is stll bitng hard and many of our residents and ratepayers are fnding the fnancial strain becoming onerous. The new valuatons have shifed the goal posts towards the West and some of our most vulnerable citzens will be impacted by these changes. New capital works will dramatcally reduce as our income from new growth and development has stalled and we need to acknowledge that the recovery phase will be long, hard and will take many years. We must now work harder than ever on our economic stmulus packages and recovery optons. We need to engage with our MPs and build on our relatonship with the Crown to ensure a fair share of the tax dollars fnd their way North of Auckland. Meet and greet our new colleagues to the South and North and build on those relatonships. The Annual Plan round starts almost immediately so we have lots of work to do. Will keep you posted. with FNDC Councillor Ann Court T O PIX A new Era begins Ph/Fax (09) 407 6627 55D Cobham Road, Kerikeri Mob: 0274 532 220 For all your WOF and automotive servicing needs. Comprehensive vehicle repairs: Cars, Vans, Utes, 4 x 4s, Light Trucks. COURTESY CAR Also available imported dirt bikes and quads. Cooling System Getting Hot? 2603752AA BAY OF ISLANDS TO HOKIANGA TRAIL Sites along the trail route will include the world famous Hundertwasser toilets, Lake Omapere as well as the opportunity for marae visits. The largely flat trail route will include some gentle climbs with wide paths which will allow cyclists to ride side-by-side most of the way. The Far North features many areas of outstanding natural beauty and with 2000 hours of sunshine each year has some of the best weather in New Zealand. Tourism (including accom- modation, cafes and restaurants) is already one of the major revenue- earning businesses in the Far North along with agriculture, horticulture and forestry. $3.9m from New Zealand cycle project Signed: At a signing ceremony for the Far North cycleway project are mayor Wayne Brown, prime minister's tourism adviser Devorah Blumberg, NZ Cycle Trail project manager Richard Balm, carvers and students from an alternative education class in Moerewa. The contract signing ceremony was well attended and included a powhiri. Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail project signed a $3.9 million contract for the new Bay of Islands to Hokianga Cycle Trail at a formal event in Moerewa on Friday. The trail is a joint initiative of the Far North District Council, Ministry for Social Development and the New Zealand Cycle Trail project. New Zealand Cycle Trail project manager Richard Balm says the government is investing in the trail to help develop a sustainable tourism product that will generate lasting economic benefits for the local communities involved. Work on the construction of the trail began in June and has so far included the clearance of some substantial sections of trail between Okaihau to Kaikohe and from Otiria to Kawakawa, Mr Balm says. The Ministry of Social Develop- ment provided funding through a Community Max employment scheme of $650,000 in June which has enabled 61 workers to be employed on the construction so far. A further $100,000 of funding from the NZCT Fund was also advanced in June to assist with costs associated with the scheme. The signing of the funding agreement between the NZCT Project and the Far North District Council for $3.9m will bring the total project funding to $4m and total central government funding, including Ministry of Social Development funding to $4.65m. This grade 1-2 trail will appeal to a wide range of visitors and cater for all levels of riding ability including beginners and families, Mr Balm says. The trail is steeped in histori- cal significance of early New Zea- land history dating from before the New Zealand land wars, and in parts follows ancient Maori trails from East to West. The route crosses rural farm country, and passes through a number of small towns as well as many sites of historical and cultural signifi- cance. A unique feature of this trail will be a series of pou, carved by iwi, which will be erected along the trail route to recall the history and stories of both iwi and Pakeha settlements in and around the area, Mr Balm says. Far North District Council mayor Wayne Brown says the council is pleased to back the proj- ect, which will bring tangible benefits to the townships along its route. We ve grasped this opportunity because of its tourism and job cre- ation potential in our district and we are grateful to the government for supporting our vision with a substantial financial contri- bution, he said. Our trail will tell the story of an emerging nation, capturing the heritage of our pioneers and Maori and telling their stories along the way. I see so much potential for business growth in areas such as accommodation, food and beverage, cycle-related services, transportation and tour- ism activity including guided tours and events and cultural and historical experiences. The 84km Bay of Islands to Hokianga Cycle Trail is planned to run from Opua to Mangungu near Horeke on the Hokianga Harbour. The trail construction has been divided into four stages. The first section to be completed will be 14km of an old rail corridor between Kaikohe and Okaihau. The aim is for it to then run for 34km from Kaikohe to Kawakawa, 25km from Okaihau to Horeke and a further 11km from Kawakawa to Opua. The trail will be one of a series of 18 great rides showcasing the best New Zealand has to offer in terms of landscape, culture and communities, Mr Balm says.
November 10th 2010