Northern News : December 15th 2010
5 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 15, 2010 NEWS Mid North Honda Mid North Honda State Highway 10 Waipapa Ph. 09 407 7736 OPEN SATURDAY MORNINGS www.husqvarna.com • Electric Start • Quiet 4-Stroke 125cc engine • Front disc brake • 5 Speed transmission • Heavy duty rear carrier • Low ratio rear sprocket • Handle bar protectors • Powerful headlight and indicators • Mud flap & fork boots • Knobbly tyres Young women with a bright future Future leaders: Far North Future Leaders and mentors at their celebratory dinner. A programme that focus- es on developing leader- ship skills in young women had 12 Far North students and their mentors involved this year. Far North Future Leaders co-ordinator Margie Crawford says the programme started in Auckland in 2002 and has 225 young women involved. To develop leadership skills we provide work- shops, activities, camps and leadership oppor- tunities, she says. Each student is matched with a mentor who supports and encourages her. Our mentors are women from all walks of life. They may be teachers, ac- countants, nurses or business owners. They help develop strengths and talents and assist young women to reach their goals by caring, listening and offering encouragement. Far North Future Leaders held its first graduation and cele- bration dinner on November 23 for four students who have com- pleted four years of the programme. The grad- uates were Wharepaia Eramiha, Brooke Tana, Chickita Nathan (all from Bay of Islands Col- lege) and Magenta Ward (from Okaihau College). Help prevent kauri dieback Everyone heading out to enjoy the bush this summer is being asked to do their bit to help stop the spread of kauri dieback, a disease attacking kauri trees. Kauri dieback manage- ment programme spokesman John Sanson says the disease is spread by soil movement and there are simple things people can do to help prevent it. Always stick to defined tracks in parks and reserves and keep off kauri tree roots. Before entering or leaving areas of kauri forest, clean footwear, tyres and any equipment that comes into contact with soil. Mr Sanson says kauri die- back, or phytophthora taxon agathis, is a serious threat to one of New Zealand s most treasured species and there is a need for vigilance to pre- vent it from having devastat- ing effects. A five-year programme under way to contain this new to science disease includes research to find out more about how it spreads and what can be done to stop it, as well as surveillance to identify infected trees. This summer people will notice signs at parks and tracks across the natural range of kauri reminding them to always stay on track and keep gear clean. Kauri dieback can kill trees of all ages. Affected trees show yellowing leaves, can- opy thinning, dead branches and lesions that bleed resin. Visit www.kauridieback. co.nz or call 0800 NZ KAURI for more information. Plenty of variety on show day Country show: Te Paki Station shepherd Leo Jecentho and Cap competed in sheep dog trials at the Kaikohe A and P Show last summer. Dancing dogs, alpaca shear- ing, country music, Spanish dressage and a Highland pipe band. There ll be something for everyone at the 79th Kai- kohe Agricultural, Pastoral and Horticultural Show on January 8. Events and attractions at the Kaikohe Showgrounds and Equestrian Centre include: Livestock contests with a young handlers section A dairy section open to registered and unregistered animals with a new dairy youth category for competi- tors 18-and-under at Octo- ber 1 this show season Sheep shearing and dog trials Equestrian events and a Spanish dressage display by Koralie Bryant Agility, dancing and obedi- ence contests and displays for dogs organised by the Bay of Islands Canine Association A small animal and rare breeds competition with hens and roosters for sale Indoor competitions, such as floral artistry, flowers, vegetables, baking, needle- craft, art and photography Garden in a wheelbarrow and best scarecrow compe- titions Country music by Rusty Glen and Bob Jones The Dargaville Highland Pipe Band Trade exhibits, craft, food and refreshment stalls and bar Trail blazer jeeps, inflat- able adventure playgrounds, a mechanical bull ride and a computerised fishing game. Contact the show sec- retary at kaikohe.show@ yahoo.co.nz or phone 401 2400 for more information or go to www.ras.org.nz for a competition schedule. Scroll to Kaikohe AP and H and click on more info to download information and entry forms. People entering heifers in the show should note changes to classes for this section. Class 320 is for a yearling heifer and class 321 (two heifers) is for a yearling heifer and a heifer calf. Entry prices for adults (15 and over) have gone up to $7. Children (14 and under) and parking is free. Go into a draw for a 32-inch flat- screen TV by filling out the coupon in Northern News on January 5 and handing it in at the secretary s office on show day.
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