Northern News : January 26th 2010
10 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 26, 2011 NEWS www.shoestyles.co.nz Kerikeri Ph 407 9392 Paihia 09 402 5610 If the shoe fits...we're it! 20% (WO)OFF! in Waipapa Ph: 09 407 3556 PLUS great in store deals on beds and lounge suites. PLUS all giftware, cushions and rugs 30% off. Be in quick to make sure you dont miss out on these amazingly hot deals. 50% OFF all clearance items WEVE GOT A MASSIVE RANGE OF CLEARANCE ITEMS ALL HALF PRICE. PRE-SEASON SUPER RUGBY V HURRICANES 5PM FRIDAY 4 FEB 2011 KERIKERI DOMAIN Ticket Prices Seated Grandstand $30, General Admission Adult $10, Child $5. Ticketing Outlets Council Service Centres at Kaitaia, Kaikohe, Kawakawa, Rawene, Procter Library, Kerikeri. i-SITES at Kaitaia, Opononi, Paihia and Doubtless Bay Information Centre. Website www.fndc.govt.nz/rugby Phone 0800 920 029 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Petrels beat the odds Survival: Nellie Norman of Ngati Kuri and DOC Kaitaia ranger Phil Brown with a grey-faced petrel chick. Grey-faced petrels at Cape Reinga are beating the La Nina weather odds. The Department of Conser- vation says the country s most northerly birds are showing a 62 percent survival rate among chicks, well above the national average of 50 percent for birds on pest-free offshore islands. Grey-faced petrels have been declining along the coastline of mainland New Zealand. DOC s Kaitaia area manager Jon Maxwell credits a vigilant trapping regime for the northern programme s success. So far this season we ve caught 14 stoats, two cats, 10 possums, 40 rats and 64 mice, he says. The programme has been run- ning for two years thanks to spon- sorship by United Civil Construc- tion. Mr Maxwell says without sup- port the programme couldn t con- tinue. It s been fantastic to get that support from United Civil Con- struction. The project has recently been handed over to local iwi Ngati Kuri, whose project co-ordinator for the grey-faced petrel pro- gramme, Pani Petera, expects that the project will continue to have ongoing financial support by sponsors. Te Rerenga Wairua is one of New Zealand s most iconic sites, and having grey-faced petrels adds to the cultural and ecological well-being of the area, Ms Petera says. We are hoping to improve the population of the grey-faced petrels with the ongoing eradi- cation programme of predators. Artist's legacy preserved Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser died, aged 71, on February 19, 2000, on board the Queen Elizabeth II liner, just weeks after finishing his only New Zealand-designed building, the now famous Kawakawa public toilets. He was buried near his beloved Kawakawa in the Garden of the Happy Dead on his property. The Kawakawa Hundertwasser Park Charitable Trust was formally established last year. It aims to honour and preserve Hundertwas- ser s legacy and provide opportunities for learning about the values dear to him. While the toilets have become a tourist magnet for Northland, the trust sees the establishment of the Hundertwasser Park adjoining the toilets and the creation of a visitor and learning centre there as an opportunity to share some of the philosophies and principles he felt so strongly about with visitors and the younger generation. This year, through community board and council support, land behind the toilets was allocated and named Hundertwasser Park, thus creating the precondition for the establishment of a Hundertwasser Park Centre. A management plan is being sub- mitted to the Far North District Council for adoption. The trust says endorsement and support by Ngati Hine and Ngati Manu for the project is greatly appreciated. The trust s website will be available soon. Variety -- fulfilling the dreams of kids Variety -- The Children s Charity wants to help Kiwi kids reach their life-long dreams in edu- cation, music, art and sport through its Gold Heart Scholar- ship programme. Applications open on February 1, which provides talented Kiwi kids who are sick, disabled or dis- advantaged with $5000 and matches them with a mentor to assist them to pursue their dreams in education, music, art or sport. To apply children should be no older than 18 years and already be at a high level in their field and show passion and com- mitment to achieve a long-term aspirational goal as demonstrated by significant achievements to date. The Variety Gold Heart Schol- arship fund makes available up to $5000 per annum for up to three years to help children with special needs fulfil their dreams. This could include assisting with tuition fees, personal devel- opment, coaching and the pur- chase of training equipment, travel or accommodation. Applications close on March 31. For further information go to www.variety.org.nz or call Heather Stevens on (09) 520-4111. A railway concert An event in which var- iety performers strut their stuff on the Kawakawa Railway Sta- tion platform and the audience bring their own seating and sit among the railway track is on this month. There is something for everyone -- great music, in a totally unique con- cert venue. Raffles, sausage sizzle and drinks are available. This is one of the Vin- tage Railway s three annual iconic fund- raising events and is on January 30 at 3.30pm. See www.bayofislands vintagerailway.org.nz for more information.
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