Northern News : January 5th 2011
2 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 5, 2011 NEWS Ph: 407 1614 592 Kerikeri Road (at the roundabout) This weeks specials are: Specials vaild Wed 5th January Tue 11th January kg $249 Bananas While stocks last ea $199 Kerikeri Spray Free Kamo Kamo While stocks last Home Made Jams & Pickles New Season Sweet Corn $3.19 Milk Blue, Lite, Trim 2lt While stocks last bag $199 Kerikeri Spray Free Beans While stocks last Buy one get one Free Editor Malcolm McMillan Ph 09 405 2743 email: northern editor@snl co nz Northern Regional Manager Lynne Popham Ph 09 405 2774 Kaikohe Ph 09 407 0361 Kerikeri email: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Alan Puru Ph 09 405 2749 email: alan puru@snl co nz Classifieds Free ph 0800 022 812 Free fax 0800 022 815 email: email@example.com or 09 405 2040 email: northern accounts@snl co nz 12,202 Audited Circulation (ABC December 09) Up to 12,300 Copies Delivered (each Wednesday) to Kaikohe, Okaihau, Ohaeawai, Moerewa, South and North Hokianga and Kaitaia. Rural areas include: Awanui RD 1. Kaikohe RD 1, 2, 3. Kaitaia RD 1, 2, 3(part), 4. Kawakawa RD 1, 2, 3. Kohukohu RD 1. Broadwood RD 2. Kohukohu RD 2. Okaihau RD 1, 2. Russell RD. Kaikohe Office: 60 Broadway, Kaikohe. P.O. Box 1, Kaikohe. Ph 09 405 2040 Fax 09 401 2129 Kerikeri Office: 93 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri. P.O. Box 392, Kerikeri. Ph 09 407 0050 Fax 09 407 0369 www.northernnews.co.nz 2878768AB Phone 0800 DAVEHESKETH www.masterplumbers.org.nz • Drain Unblocking • Maintenance • Plumbing • Solar • Gas -- NEW & EXISTING HAIR SALON Phone 09 407 8561 (Opposite the Warehouse in Waipapa.) Open Monday to Saturday! Late nights Tuesday & Thursday! Sun, fun & great hair! We all like to look & feel good while relaxing - so come into Hermanas and be pampered while you have time! (Easy parking too) Tom C Tyson Clinical Dental Technician No referral required All dentures crafted on our premises Repairs WINZ Quotes Insurance claims Eftpos & Visa Accepted REDWOODS DENTAL LABORATORY "where we make dentures" 1536 STATE HIGHWAY, 10 KERIKERI For appointment phone 09 4074251 Motorhomes Re the Motorhome Ad- vantage story (Northern News, December 15), such facilities are under way in Kaikohe. The Kaikohe AP&H Association, midway through this past year, opened its showgrounds up for members of the NZ Motor Caravan Association. We even have their signage up and swinging from our billboard. Margaret Osborne AP & H Association Kaikohe Regional role calls Opua Harbour head Top job: New Northland Regional Harbourmaster Jim Lyle. Opua-based Jim Lyle is Northland s new regional harbourmaster. Mr Lyle, 45, beat 10 other applicants -- including one from as far away as the United States -- to secure the role and replaces former regional harbourmaster Ian Niblock, who left the Northland Regional Council recently to take up a role in Australia. Mr Lyle joined the regional council in April 2005 as Northland s deputy harbourmaster and has since worked out of its Opua office as both local harbourmaster and pilot. He officially took up his new role on December 13. Mr Lyle has a long involvement with the ocean and spent 18 years at sea in the merchant navy and the North Sea oil industry. He also worked as a marine con- sultant for a number of government agencies around New Zealand after moving to this country from the United Kingdom in 2000. During his time with the NRC, Mr Lyle has been piloting cruise ships, superyachts and other large vessels into the Bay of Islands, as well as managing the council s six-strong Opua office. I ve enjoyed my time working in Northland over the past five years and am looking forward to my new role, particu- larly now the busy sum- mer season is upon us. Pulling your hair out over a refund or faulty item? Are you pulling your hair out trying to get a refund on a faulty item? Or is the plumber insisting you pay him even though he didn t finish the job? You can take cases like these to the Dis- putes Tribunal where the referee will help you and the trader sort out the problem or make a decision for you. You can claim up to $15,000, or up to $20,000 if the other party agrees and it costs between $30.67 -- $102.22 depending on how much you are claiming. You can t have a law- yer with you and you must explain your claim to the referee yourself. So you need to have all the evidence and be able to explain what the problem is and why you believe you are right. Proving your case You need to prove that the shop owner or tradesperson is at fault. Find out what your rights are at www.con sumeraffairs.govt.nz or by going to your local Citizens Advice Bureau. Plan what you will say at the hearing. Start by writing down what happened along with the dates and times. Collect anything that will help prove your case, such as an adver- tisement that misled you, and the receipt.You can ask a witness to give evidence for you. Who can help me? If you are under 18 or have a disability, you can request to bring someone to speak for you. The person can t be a lawyer though. You need to get permission from the Disputes Tri- bunal staff first. If you need an interpreter, you need to apply for one in writing at the Disputes Tribunal. This is a free service but make sure you have this organised well beforehand. For help preparing for the hearing you can go to a Citizens Advice Bureau or a community law centre. You can ask staff at the District Court about the Dis- putes Tribunal process. You can also get advice from a lawyer. Visit www.justice.govt. nz/tribunals/disputes- tribunal for information about the Disputes Tribunal.
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