Northern News : January 5th 2011
4 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 5, 2011 NEWS am369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pm Tide Movement and Height for Russell Fishing Calendar by Bill Hohepa Tide Data LINZ TIDE & WEATHER GUIDE 3 2 1 0 Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Weather Forecast for Northland m For the latest weather information including Weather Warnings Weather information was unavailable at the time of print. Weather information was unavailable at the time of print. Weather information was unavailable at the time of print. 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The weather gods do not look likely to deliver any tme soon despite the Met service telling us we are in a La Nina weather patern which is supposed to mean weter summers. This drought patern hitng us hard two years running on top of a global recession means our economy is hurtng more than most. Water has become a major concern for the Council with river levels reaching critcal low fows earlier than at the same tme last year and current data shows the region has generally had less than 50% of normal November rainfall and indicatons are that there will be insignifcant rainfall in December to mitgate the situaton. Raw water supplies in Omapere/Opononi and Rawene are under extreme pressure and water restrictons are now in place. The ongoing dilemma for the west is that we do not have a constant and reliable raw water source. One opton being considered is water harvestng through the installaton of rain water tanks along with ongoing investgaton into alternatve sources. Kerikeri is best placed in terms of access to a raw water supply thanks to the vision of Crown in the 1970s and the constructon of lakes Waingaro and Manuwai however additonal peak demand in Kerikeri and Paihia over Christmas and new-year places extreme pressure on the supply networks which last summer could not keep up with demand. An intensive water conservaton campaign is underway in the Bay whilst a capital upgrade is underway in Kerikeri to increase plant capacity. In Kaitaia the Sweetwater project is likely to comprise pumping raw water from the Aupouri aquifer to Kaitaia water treatment plant where it will be treated to meet drinking water standards. The resource consent has been lodged and discussions are underway with NRC. In the interim Ultrasonic algae control installaton is in progress and water restrictons are again in place. Council operates eight water systems with a total available budget for water renewals and capital works this year $4.2m. with FNDC Deputy Mayor Ann Court T O P IX The Cost of Water 2603068AS Hon. John Carter MP for Northland Here to help, regardless of how you voted. Phone electorate offce 09) 4077219 or e-mail email@example.com 2916177AA Whats on your mind? Based in Kerikeri Call now for FREE initial consultation 09 407 6601 • 022 6704 783 www.maggiebrown.co.nz MAKE 2011 YOUR YEAR TO THRIVE! MAGGIE BROWN Counsellor & Therapist MORTGAGEE Sale/Auction Need help or assistance ? Then visit www.hekorowaitrust.co.nz New system improves property file access A new appointment sys- tem for viewing property files will save unnecess- ary trips and other delays for Far North Dis- trict Council customers seeking property infor- mation. The council is moving to an appointment-based system as an interim measure to improve ser- vice until the introduc- tion of electronic files. From January 17, customers can call the council on 0800-920-029 or (09) 405-2750 or go to www.fndc.govt.nz and click on the Contact Us tab to request to view a property file. They will be called back once the file is located and an appoint- ment made to come in and view the infor- mation. The file will be available within 48 hours. Records manager Caroline Wilson says this will alleviate some of the problems around property files not being available when a cus- tomer drops into one of the service centres. It has been a long- held view by some people that all property infor- mation is available at any service centre, which is not the case, she says. We want to ensure that customers get the information they need without any unnecessary trips to the council. By making an appointment, we can make sure the file is available, intact, up-to- date and at the service centre where the cus- tomer wants to view it. Council picks up recycling shortfall Shortfalls in recycling services at Whangaroa and the Russell Penin- sula to accommodate visitors and boaties over the peak of the summer holiday season are being filled. At Whangaroa a tem- porary Far North Dis- trict Council-funded service will be provided to fill the gap left when services were with- drawn recently by the former commercial operator. New recycling bins near the Whangaroa Marina for boaties and visitors will be pro- vided, and a refuse bin re-established to store pre-paid rubbish bags. Stickers and refuse bags can be bought from the Whangaroa Big Gamefish Club. Meanwhile, East West Waste has intro- duced a weekly kerb- side refuse and recyc- ling service to accom- modate local residents. Boaties and holiday- makers will also be able to take advantage of a free recycling service at Rawhiti, Te Uenga Bay and Opua up to7th February. Attendants will be on hand to sell refuse bags and stickers for non- recyclable materials. Senior technical officer for refuse Bruce Hows says the council funded recycling facili- ties were designed to achieve 30 to 40 percent reductions in the vol- ume of waste from these areas currently going to landfills for final disposal. These are environ- mentally sensitive areas which attract high levels of visitor attention at the peak of the season. The Whangaroa facility was initially lost because the service was abused. We are hoping this will not happen again now the community is aware that it could be left with no facilities at all, he says. Agents oppose levy rise The Real Estate Insti- tute of New Zealand has reacted strongly to a proposed 50 percent levy increase the Real Estate Agents Authority is plan- ning to impose on all real estate agents. The institute is com- mitted to working con- structively with the authority and is support- ive of the establishment of a regulatory body for our industry. We cannot support a significantly large increase in levies being imposed on an already stressed indus- try, REINZ chairman Rosanne Meo says. We are very con- cerned about the timing and the quantum of the proposed levy increase. We challenge the basis of the proposed levy in- crease and regard it as neither fair nor reason- able. The authority is pro- posing to increase levies from $495 to $760 a year. The levy funds the com- plaints process; the pro- vision of information to consumers, and licensing people and companies who work in the real estate industry. The institute is en- couraging members op- pose the proposed in- crease because the in- dustry has not suf- ficiently recovered from the global economic re- cession. It wants the authority to do a cost efficiency analysis of the complaints process.
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