Northern News : December 8th 2010
6 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 8, 2010 NEWS 3339309AA Free "Check It Out" Music Lesson Come and see what the Yamaha Junior Music Course is all about. Designed for the younger age group, this course is successful world-wide, and Ruth Simpson is offering an introductory music lesson for 4½ - 7 yr olds. There is no cost and no commitment, just come with your child and get an idea of what the course entails. (New classes start in February each year). It will be held in her Music Studio at Kingston House, Honeheke Rd, Kerikeri. Friday December 17th. Time yet to be fnalised. For more information please ring Ruth (09) 402 8372 or 027 303 9577. • Tyres & Mags • Wheel Alignment • Balancing & Batteries Next to Vehicle Testing Station at end of Mill Lane phone Charlie, Scott or Gary on: 09 407 7773 (Opposite The Warehouse) Phone 09 407 7617 Summer fruit now instore • Until Sold Out Wholesale Supply & Delivery • FRESH IS BEST! OPEN Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat & Sun 9am-4pm New Season Northland Sweetcorn 3for$5 Local Blueberries $4.99 punnet Feta Cheese Range Any 2 for $7.99 Apricots - Nectarines - Peaches - Plums $3.69 Bag Progressive Glasses Confusing? 1 Hour Glasses ~ Two Pair Deals ~ Call for Details Prescription glasses vary in price and visual performance, with prices from $269 to over a $1000. Have a quote from elsewhere and Find it confusing? or are not sure you are getting the right price or product? Come and see us. We explain all your options not just the most expensive ones. see us last* *offer to see us last not strictly enforced. You are welcome to see us first and save time as well as money. Chloe and Douglas MORTGAGEE Sale/Auction Need help or assistance ? Then visit www.hekorowaitrust.co.nz 3152186AC PROPERTY LAW Richard Ayton Lawyer • Commercial Property • Residential Property • Company & Business Law The Meridian 93 Kerikeri Road Kerikeri Ph 09 407 7099 www.lawnorth.co.nz HAIR SALON Phone 09 407 8561 (Opposite the Warehouse in Waipapa.) Open Monday to Saturday! Late nights Tuesday & Thursday! Wanting Christmas ideas? We can help! gift Vouchers & gift bags! Cadets learn conservation skills Graduates: Conservation Department cadets Henare Winterburn-Chapman and Kylie McDowell. Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson and Maori Affairs associate minister Georgina Te Heuheu welcomed the first graduation of 14 Maori cadets from an intensive conservation training programme. The Tauira Kaitiaki Taiao / Maori cadet pro- gramme, launched last year, aims to ensure that Maori have the capacity to manage their own con- servation land. Graduates Kylie Mc- Dowell and Henare Winterburn-Chapman were among the graduates. Blending conser- vation theory and prac- tice with a Maori view of the natural world has seen us experience the best of both worlds when carrying out conser- vation management in our local area,'' Ms McDowell says. The NZQA-accredited practical training in- cluded chainsaw use, firefighting, ecology and quad bike training. Mission to ride NZ for charity On a mission: Rick Stacey with ShelterBox in tow. Cornishman Rick Stacey is on a mission to ride the length of New Zea- land to raise awareness and money for Shel- terbox. The disaster and relief charity is actively supported by Rotary clubs throughout New Zealand and the United Kingdom. His inspiration to help others follows his recent recovery from prostate cancer. The 65-year-old father-of-five divides his time between Kerikeri and Cornwall in the UK, indulging his love of fish- ing, tramping, kayaking and now cycling. Rick arrives at the Cape on Sunday at 11am and will be greeted by MP John Carter, local dignitaries and the com- munity. Support for the Shel- terBox organisation will help provide relief for people who are displaced from their homes by war and natural disasters. For information on Rick's ride visit www. bluff2cape.org.nz. Donations by credit card or PayPal can be made by clicking on www.fundraise online.co.nz/Ricks-ride 2010. Annual report praised Auditors have praised the Far North District Council's annual report and the manager, Janice Smith, who was respon- sible for it. Audit New Zealand director John Scott told the council its reporting was smooth and new reporting requirements had been embraced. This is a very good document, worthy of entry into a Society of Local Government Man- agers competition to find the best annual report in the country,'' he says. There has been a whole lot of improvement in consents processing, water and wastewater is being run more effi- ciently, there are no mayoral issues of con- cern and the Far North Holdings audit was much smoother this year. Positive results have been achieved despite challenges including the drought, New Zealand Transport Agency cut- backs, utilities increases as well as recoveries and expenditures associated with rural fires. Performance report- ing gets a big tick as well and I can issue an un- qualified opinion on this document,'' he says. Mayor Wayne Brown and audit and finance committee chairwoman Di Maxwell also praised the finance team. Ms Smith acknow- ledged the assistance of performance manage- ment co-ordinator Kim Gilman and her team. This was very much a team effort,''Ms Smith says.
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