Northern News : January 12th 2011
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Call the Blind & Awning experts now to book your free in-home consultation, measure and quote LAND PLANNING AND SURVEYING 90 Kerikeri Road PO Box 211, Kerikeri 0245 F 09 407 7366 firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 407 9182 2598141AA The Meridian 93 Kerikeri Road Kerikeri Ph 09 407 7099 www.lawnorth.co.nz TRUST AND ESTATE CLAIMS Jo Baguley Lawyer & Director • Will disputes • Executor disputes • Inheritance claims • Trust disputes LETTERS RULES The Northern News welcomes letters to the editor. Just bear in mind these rules. Letters should not exceed 250 words. All letters must have full name, residential address and phone number. Letters must be edited for sense, paper's style, brevity, good taste and to protect the rights and reputations of individuals and groups. Write to The Editor, Mail: 60 Broadway, Kaikohe. Email: email@example.com. Real estate levy In regards to Agents oppose levy rise (Northern News, January 5), the Real Estate Agents Authority in fact announced the new levy for real estate licensees in November. The authority consulted with licensees, consumers and other interested parties on the proposal in October before setting the levy at $690 excluding GST. The new levy demonstrates the authority s commitment to keeping costs for the industry sustainably low and reflects what it costs to perform our legislative functions. The authority is responsible for licensing agents, branch managers and salespersons, providing consumer information and the receiving of complaints relating to real estate services. We will continue to provide independent oversight of the real estate industry and enhance consumer protection Kristy McDonald Chairwoman Real Estate Agents Authority Up close: Marina Little, 10, originally of Japan but now living in Kaikohe, checks out the bigger animals. Animal antics Unflappabull: Show champion is Scottish Highland bull ''Moffatt of Trossachs'' who is just six years old and weighs in at an amazing 900kg. He is shown here by owner Brett Dane of Poroti, Whangarei. Kaikohe s 79th Agricultural, Pastoral and Horticultural show on Saturday also had its fair share of big animals for visitors to admire. Call goes out for census collectors Are you keen to earn a bit of money in the new year? Do you want to work locally, have flexible hours and make a difference where you live? Then being a collector for the 2011 Census might be the six-week stint you have been looking for. The census is the official count of how many people and dwellings there are in New Zealand and with less than two months to go until census day, Statistics NZ is looking for more than 100 collectors in Northland. The census is important because information from it helps determine how billions of dollars of government funding is spent in the com- munity, census collection operations manager Mick Alexander says. It is used to help make decisions about which services are needed and where they should be, such as hospitals, schools, roads, pub- lic transport, and rec- reational facilities. Census information also tells you how your com- munity has changed over the years, things like how many people live there, what sort of jobs they do and so on. From mid-February, cen- sus collectors will visit every dwelling in New Zealand to deliver an internet access code and paper forms so that people can take part in the census. Collectors work in every part of the country -- even cruise ships and DoC huts will have forms delivered to them. The next census will be held on Tuesday, March 8. You will be able to complete your census forms online or on paper, in English or Maori. Visit www.census.govt.nz/ jobs for more information about becoming a collector and to watch videos about what being a collector involves. Job applications close on January 16. Skewered bird rescued Bad landing:OnNew Year's Eve, this seagull was noticed skewered to a spire atop the Grass Hut in Kawakawa. It had spiked itself through the wing and was trapped. Kaye Vezey of the SPCA says thanks to a heroic rescue by Dean Fraser, the seagull was brought down and is recovering in the Native Bird Recovery Centre in Whangarei.
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