Northern News : December 1st 2010
10 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 1, 2010 Mid North Honda State Highway 10 Waipapa Ph. 09 407 7736 OPEN SATURDAY MORNINGS 235/235e 34.4cc - 14" - 4.5kg Chainsaws from only $399* Husqvarna chainsaws are loaded with smart solutions that o er the ultimate in reliability and performance to take the hard yards out of your work. Put them to the test today! Smart Start X-TORQ® engine technology Tool-less Chain Tension Selected models only Professionally Proven Outdoor Power Equipment Now at Mid North Honda Your local Husqvarna specialist www.husqvarna.com *refers to model 235 LIMITED STOCK WA I PA PA window on Contact your local Accredited Installer Royce 09 407 9087 or 027 286 6528 for free advice and a quotation - Call today Whether it's or cooling you need 338396nn A tonne of food needed Helping the needy: RD1 Waipapa store manager Julie Scott with some of the food items already donated. One tonne of food for needy families. That is the goal the team at RD1 Waipapa has set in the lead up to Christmas. The farm supplies store is collecting donations of non- perishable food to donate to the Kerikeri/ Kaeo Community Food- bank. People keen to sup- port the food drive have until December 15 to drop items off at the store on State Highway 10.Store manager Julie Scott says she has often heard people say they have a tonne of food at Christmas. Staff thought it would be great if the store gave away a tonne of food to those who find it hard to feed their families. Many families strug- gle over the festive season but with the glo- bal financial crisis still hot on our heels, times will be especially tough this year. The store has been accepting items since November 15, stacking them on a weigh scale. Staff will deliver them to the foodbank for distribution when the store reaches its one tonne goal. We re committed to supporting our rural community -- it s what RD1 is all about. That s why we chose the foodbank. They do a great job and we re proud to be able to support them. People who bring food items into RD1 will go intoadrawtowina Nintendo Wii. Phone the store on 407-1375 for more information. Search and rescue lands a cash boost Golden handshake: Far North Search and Rescue president Ian Ruddell, right, thanks Pioneer Fishing and Hunting Club president Sean McCaughan for the $10,000 donation. Photo: PETER HEATH They ve done it again. The Pioneer Res- taurant and Bar s fishing and hunting club has made another hefty donation to a good cause, $10,000 to Far North Search and Rescue. The Waipapa-based club raised the money at an auction and raffle during its annual fishing contest last month. Last year s contest raised $12,000 for the Kerikeri Fire Brigade. That money went towards the costs of a defibrillator and rescue helicopter landing kit. Far North Search and Rescue president Ian Ruddell says the group will use the money to train volunteers and upgrade equipment. We re humbled by the sheer size of the donation and by the sup- port and goodwill extended to us by The Pioneer s patrons and members of the fishing and hunting club, he says. Community support is what keeps us going and The Pioneer is an important part of that. Far North Search and Rescue is a registered charity and affiliated with NZ Land SAR, a national volunteer or- ganisation providing land search and rescue services to the police. The Far North s 25 skilled volunteers aged 17 to 65 provide search and rescue support from just north of Whangarei to Cape Reinga. Anyone interested in volunteering can call Mark Barratt on 407- 5146. PRIZE-WINNING CATCH About 300 fish were caught in the Pioneer Fishing and Hunting Club's fishing contest with 155 people taking part. Most fish were released because the main prize was for the fish weighing closest to the average competition weight of 3.85kg. Kevin Cammell of Paihia and Jarred Meehan shared this honour with a 3.84kg and 3.86kg snapper respectively. The winner was decided by a coin toss at the prizegiving ceremony at The Pioneer Restaurant and Bar. Rikki Cassidy of Waipapa won the prize for heaviest snapper caught by a woman. Her 12.4kg snapper was the biggest caught in the competition. Joel Meske of Kerikeri won the junior prize for heaviest fish with a 10.2kg snapper. John Butler of Opito Bay won the men's prize with a 9.9kg fish.
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