Northern News : January 19th 2011
6 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 19, 2011 NEWS SECOND CHANCE TO KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR RESOLUTION KAITAIA CHILDRENS COMPLEX -- SOUTH ROAD WED 19 JAN 10am-4pm THU 20 JAN 8.30am-2.30pm KAIKOHE WAR MEMORIAL HALL FRI 21 JAN 8.30am-1.30pm IT'S A GOOD THING 3359804AA KERIKERI COUNSELLING Ellie Schoffelmeer (MNZAC) Hello everyone, Im back, and looking forward to working with the community again. After working in Kerikeri for eight years, I have had an extended period of medical leave. I am once again ready to work as a counsellor. Listening to people, giving them a safe, professional and confdential place to be heard, and helping them come to their own decisions about the way they want to live. After obtaining a BA in Psychology and Education I completed a Master of Counselling Degree at Waikato University. I am a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and have 17 years of experience in private practice. I am a registered counsellor for the Family Court, ACC, EAP, Victim Support and the Dhb. I counsel individuals and couples. You may phone for an appointment time to suit, on 09 407 1544, text 0272 869 663 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org SAFE event to raise more funds Big thank you: Muka and Monty were part of the successful SAFE Northland annual appeal held last December which raised $2500. The Save Animals from Exploitation (SAFE) organisation is holding an event on January 22 to raise more funds to be used towards abolishing the factory farming of animals in New Zealand. Two Gardens and A Winery is being held at Puketotara Rd. Monto Gardens Covering three-and-a half acres, this striking and artistic garden dis- plays a diverse and extensive collection of individual features and plantings. Tralina Putih Peaceful and explor- able, this property was designed to be remi- niscent of a colonial gar- den somewhere in the highlands of Southeast Asia. Fat Pig Vineyard A compact, quirky and uniquely Kiwi vineyard. Enjoy wine-tasting, a vineyard tour and meet- ing a very happy pig. The winery will have a veg- etarian sausage sizzle available. All proceeds will be donated to SAFE. Tickets available from Enz of the Earth, 127 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, Peace & Plenty Crystal Shop, 84a Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, Survivors Antiques at The Museum, 460 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands Vets, Main Rd, Kawakawa and Green- world Health Fare, 85 Broadway, Kaikohe. Gate sales also avail- able. All tickets go into a draw. For inquiries phone (09 407-6348 or 021-034-7651. $10 per person 10am to 4.30pm. Children must be supervised. Sorry, no dogs. Northland did it again, despite the rain. $2500 was collected in the annual appeal held in December. The appeal was also up on last year s total for Northland. There were collectors in Kaikohe, Kawakawa, Paihia, Waipapa and Kerikeri. Some dressed up in costume for the occasion -- from a dancing funky chook and cute cat , to pink pigs! Collectors had two bandanas with the SAFE logo on donated by DD Gold for the dogs to wear. Stickers were used this year that were worn on the collector -- Donate $3 by texting SAFE to 4419. This is still open to receive donations. About $300,000 has been raised nationwide -- similar to last year s total. A huge thank you to the generosity and big hearted people of North- land. Their generosity and continual support for the animals is what enabled the pigs to have their first win a few weeks ago. Weather service cover extended Weather check: Tune in for a continuous stream of weather information. The addition of Hoki- anga brings the number of Coastguard s NowCas- ting broadcasting sites in the region to nine, allowing boaties to get spoken information on weather conditions within the VHF radio coverage area. The service provides local marine wind strength as well as the latest marine weather forecast, local tide times and heights and local safety messages. The service improves marine safety by provid- ing mariners with a con- tinuous weather infor- mation stream enabling them to make better decisions. Coastguard regional chief executive Dean Lawrence says wind is the most critical factor to consider when judging sea conditions, so Coast- guard uses automatic anemometers positioned at various sites, which report wind strength and direction every minute. The wind data is received by a central computer and then broadcast on VHF radio within seconds. Coast- guard NowCasting has now rolled out across most of New Zealand. Extending the service to the Hokianga area is the final link in the chain. Mariners can also get marine weather infor- mation 24-hours a day via text message. For a full list of Coast- guard NowCasting locations channel infor- mation and to register your cellphone go to www.coastguard.org.nz . Lots of useful tools on career change website New Year -- new career? If you re thinking about a career change in 2011 you need to ask yourself an important question -- what do I want from work and life? That s the message from government agency Career Services in the wake of the latest Seek Satisfaction and Motiv- ation survey, which found that 70 percent of New Zealanders will con- sider a career change this year. Career Services oper- ations manager Janet Brown says it s not par- ticularly surprising to see so many people con- sidering a career change at this time of the year. The survey also found that 18 percent of the 3000 employed people surveyed are actively searching for a new job. Ms Brown says the start of a new year often signals new beginnings for people as they re- assess their lives and make New Year s resolutions. Also, the slow but steady economic recovery would give people renewed confi- dence to reassess their career options in the coming months. If you are considering getting into something new -- and it looks like a lot of people will be exercising this option in 2011 -- you need to ask yourself whether you are truly happy in your cur- rent job. Are you struggling to motivate yourself each day? Do you find yourself complaining about your day to your family and friends? Do you wish you could be doing the job that someone else is doing? Then maybe it s time to begin looking at new career options. Ms Brown says the most important thing a person can do when con- sidering a career change is to establish what they want from work and from life. This requires exploring everything about yourself -- from your personality and interests, to your skills and qualities. Career Services has online tools to help people understand them- selves, such as Car- eerQuest, which sug- gests jobs based on your interests. There are also online quizzes to help you assess your work values and work-life balance. Go to the Career Services website www. careers.govt.nz. You can also chat online with Career Services webchat guidance staff. Or call 0800-222-7333 to speak to a representative.
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