Northern News : December 15th 2010
9 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 15, 2010 NEWS FOR THE FARMYARD AND THE BACKYARD Customer Support Centre 0800 731 266 Offer valid on Friday, December 17, 2010 only, and while stocks last. Offer exclusive to RD1 Waipapa, RD1 Kaikohe and RD1 Kaitaia. Price includes GST and is subject to change. ALL WELCOME, NO JOINING FEE # 239694 BUY 2 FOR $4500 NORMALLY UP TO $29.63 EA $1426 RD1 Kaikohe Station Road Ph 09 405 2305 RD1 Waipapa State Highway 10, RD 2 Ph 09 407 1375 RD1 Kaitaia 23-27 Matthews Ave Ph 09 408 6023 EXCLUSIVE HOT DEAL FRIDAY COUNTRY MILE VERSAFEED 25kg • Supplementary feed suitable for goats, deer, sheep and cattle • Excellent for feeding during periods of feed shortages to aid stock management and/or to condition stock • VersaFeed should be fed with pasture and/or silage DOUBLE UP & SAVE! drive-thru open hours 24 McDonald's KAITAIA Open 24/7 from Thursday 16th December Right into Outdoor Power Equipment z n . o c . p o h s l h it s . w w w Squeeze this into his Christmas stocking The latest in outdoor power equipment for Christmas STIHL SHOP Waipapa Shop 1, The Palms Klinac Lane, Waipapa Phone 09 407 6140 STIHL FS 38 Linetrimmer 0.60kW, 27.2cc, 4.1kg NOW $295.00 was $345.00 NOW $345.00 was $395.00 STIHL HSE61 Hedge Trimmer 500W, 230V, 4.1Kg Guide Bar 500mm SEE IN STORE FOR OUR COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF STIHL LINE TRIMMERS & HEDGE TRIMMERS Kawakawa Farm 0800 185 500 akaw ak k k k k k k k k ka a a aw 0 001 8 Centre Get your farm stuff from the locals We're not in Taranaki Swing that Gate! Weedspraying, Wet Weather Gear, Water Systems, Feed or Fencing - We've got what you need When You quote this ad. Get a Gallagher Gate 10% OFF HANG IT with Walker Gudgeons 15% OFF 2587762AI Project transforms spiritual landscape Supporters: Ngaire Crewther, left, Stephen Boyce and Emery Crewther. Winning touch: Wayne Petera at Native Trees Nursery in Ngataki. Travel north to Te Rerenga Wai- rua -- Cape Reinga -- and you will find a magical transformation of this important spiritual land- scape. An enormous restoration proj- ect has taken place with more than 300,000 plants being pro- duced for revegetation after the realignment of State Highway 1 and the restructure of the visitor facilities undertaken by the Con- servation Department at the Cape. Part of the transformation has been recognised with an award from the New Zealand Plant Con- servation Network for what the judges described as the stunning restoration of Cape Reinga with native plants. The award winner, Native Trees Nursery, based at the Te Manawa o Ngati Kuri site in Ngataki, is owned by NorthTec tutor Wayne Petera of Ngati Kuri. We were asked to establish the nursery primarily to support the revegetation work being undertaken by the New Zealand Transport Agency and DOC. The work is ongoing and visitors are now able to sponsor a seedling, which they can plant themselves at Te Rerenga Wairua or we plant on their behalf. They are then given a certificate with the GPS co-ordinates of their plant on it and are able to keep track of the development of their seedling. We even take photos and send them to plant sponsors so they can see how their tree is developing. Preparing for planting at the site is no easy task, especially when the ground gets hard and dry in the summer months. We use a machine to drive holes in the ground and prepare the holes for planting. There's no electricity here. We use a generator to bring our water up from a deep bore and then transport it by bucket out to the growing seedlings. It's quite a labour intensive process.'' Much of the driving force behind the replanting came from Wayne's sister Tessa Edmonds who died in June. She came up to Ngataki to sup- port the kaupapa of the project. She was up there working with the people and planting. She planted 10,000 manuka and kanuka on the land leading out to the lighthouse just before she passed away.'' The kaupapa that meant so much to Tessa continues to be supported by Stephen Boyce and Ngaire Crewther who work full- time for Native Trees Nursery and spend most days planting seedlings at Te Rerenga Wairua. Stephen completed NorthTec's Sustainable Rural Development programme last year at the Ngataki site and is using that training in his work. His fellow worker Ngaire has also completed two horticulture programmes at the site. Being able to deliver NorthTec programmes here is a great sup- port for the work we are doing,'' Wayne says. In addition to their revegetation work at Te Rerenga Wairua, the nursery is germinating the seeds of rare native plants or rakau tuturu at the nursery as a way of giving back to the natural environment that nurtures them and their work.
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