Northern News : January 5th 2011
3 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 5, 2011 NEWS • Bay of Islands • Hokianga • Mangonui • Kaitaia Lawnmowing Window Cleaning Water Blasting Weed Spraying 600L Garden Bags Section Tidies HOME SERVICES For a no obligation free quote phone 0800 800 286 09 407 1570 Solve your water shortage problems. Install a WATER BORE ! or call Dave on 022 625 0190 Exclusive: 23 Paihia Road Te Haumi GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY - want a boatshed.... Ref: Trade Me ID BMB730 for all photos Approx 1960,s vintage, 213m2 home. Elevated location with sea views to the North, 3k to Paihia. 1257m2 section, Interior design incorporates on the main level 3 bedrooms, combined bathroom toilet, pantry & food preparation area, open plan kitchen/dining lounge. Within basement, garage & workshop area, laundry and storage, front of the garage a carport beneath decking above. Overall the house has been well maintained and in good condition for its age both inside & out, insulated, solar heating, heat pump and connected to all local services. BONUS : Boatshed & launching ramp add appeal to this property and could be reinstated to a moderate cost but is not with in subject title. Priced to sell $450,000 - view by appointment. Ian Dawson Office : 09 402 7238 Mob : 027 284 5272 Licensed Agent REAA 2008 Passport to discover past Relaunched: Millie Harris-Webb, left, of the Kerikeri Mission Station with Joan Hakaria- Taniwha of Pompallier Mission in Russell with the new and improved Northland Passport. A popular heritage concession ticket has been revamped and relaunched. The Heritage Northland Passport -- a concession ticket that gives entry to all of the NZ Historic Places Trust s properties in Northland for a reduced rate -- is now on sale. The passport used to cover only the Kerikeri Mission Station, Pompallier Mission and Te Waimate Mission, but we ve now expanded that package to include Clendon House and Mangungu Mission in the Hokianga as well, says NZHPT northern heritage destinations man- ager Gordon Hewston. Passports are available for the low price of $20 per adult with all children free of charge. That s seriously good value for money for people wanting to connect with the extraordinary history and heritage of this region -- and particularly for families. Passport-holders can take a tour of Kemp House, the country s oldest building, and shop at the Stone Store. They ll also be able to experience some hands-on fun at a pre-Industrial Revol- ution printery -- Pompallier Mission in Russell -- and visit Te Waimate, where the beginnings of Western farm- ing began in New Zealand. A 45-minute drive from Te Waimate then takes them to Clendon House and Mangungu Mission -- both amazing heritage experiences in their own right, Gordon says. People can now experience the best of Kiwi heritage at a very special rate. The passport is valid for 12 months from date of issue, and can be bought at all the NZ Historic Places Trust properties in Northland as well as I-sites and other selected outlets. For information on opening hours, locations and other details visit www.historic places.org.nz. Stings catch seven outlets selling alcohol to minors Far North police and the Northland District Health Board have carried out two stings -- referred to as con- trolled purchase operations -- among 41 bottle stores, supermarkets and super- ettes. Seven of the premises were found to be selling alcohol to under 18-year-olds with no questions asked. Far North alcohol co- ordinator senior constable Graeme Wright says the premises -- one in Russell, four in Paihia and two in Mangonui -- need to ask what damage they are causing their communities by selling alcohol to minors. These premises will be held accountable to the Liquor Licensing Authority, he says. Licensees should always assess the age of patrons by insisting on a form of photo identification from anyone who looks under 25 -- no photo identification, no sale. It s that simple. Mr Wright says communi- ties also need to be looking at themselves and asking what is acceptable. We are aware that young people under the age of 18 are getting alcohol from other sources. Most of the premises are refusing to supply young people alcohol, so where is the rest of the alcohol coming from? I think it s from family members or older friends. Who is accountable for the harm when alcohol is sup- plied by these people? Mr Wright says normally the finger is pointed at the licensed premises and some have shown they are not doing what they should, but many are doing more than is required, which is good to see. Legally, extended family and friends should not be supplying minors with alcohol as it is an offence to do so. Should alcohol be involved at an event, I cannot stress enough that full par- ental supervision is required. Mr Wright says other possibilities to reduce alcohol-related harm over the Christmas period could be to spend more money on food and less on alcohol, or having low alcohol drinks. Silver cars lead the race Hi ho silver: It's the nation's favourite car colour. Leading transport coat- ings manufacturer PPG says its research shows silver has emerged as the world s most popular vehicle colour for the 10th year running. The Motor Trade Associ- ation says New Zealand vehicle owners largely follow overseas markets, where despite having a large range to choose from, they gener- ally play it safe and select from a narrow colour palette when it comes to the colour of their vehicle. Last year saw silver s popularity rise to the highest point since 1990 when PPG began recording the data. According to the company s research, silver s rise to prominence can be attributed to a dramatic growth in the popularity of the silver, grey and charcoal colour category which now accounts for 31 percent of the North American market. In Europe, silver and char- coal were most popular, accounting for 32 percent of sales, followed by black at 24 percent and white at 20 percent. This trend is mirrored locally with data provided by the Motor Industry Associ- ation showing that from 2007 until October of 2010, silver coloured vehicles were easily New Zealand s most popular, accounting for 27 per cent of the new vehicle market. When grey and black coloured vehicles are added in, that figure rises to more than 57 percent. Traditional favourites red, white and blue have slipped in the popularity stakes, combined they made up just 35 percent of the new vehicles sold.
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