Northern News : February 2nd 2011
5 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 NEWS 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 email@example.com Fromkeepingyourgardeninshapetoa complete make-over, our award winning teamcanmakeyourgardenevengreener. Design, planning, delivery, planting, pools, green roofs and living walls, home gardens orcommercialspaces,weofferacomplete gardenservice-sonomatterhowbigor small the job, think greener, think Palmco. Call for a free consultation "etoday. Phone 09 407 9293 or visit www.palmco.co.nz Landscape Office, Shop & Display Garden open 10am - 4pm daily at 32 Wiroa Rd, Kerikeri Greener gardens by design TRUST & ESTATE PLANNING Simon Dominick Lawyer & Director • Wills • Estate Planning & Administration • Enduring Powers of Attorney • Trusts The Meridian 93 Kerikeri Road Kerikeri Ph 09 407 7099 www.lawnorth.co.nz Manaakitanga Maori Language Week theme The Maori Language Commission Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori has chosen Manaaki- tanga as the theme for Maori Language Week 2011. Manaakitanga is a very important tenet of Maori custom and identity, that has, I believe, positively influenced notions of good old Kiwi hos- pitality, commission chief executive Glenis Philip-Barbara says. At its core mana- akitanga is about how we make people feel welcome when they are in our company, and how we give regard to and care for others when hosting visitors. Perhaps the most recognised or common place where people see this custom practised and experienced is on marae across the country, she says. Certainly though for those iwi, hapu, whanau and wider communities for whom the language is an everyday enter- prise, manaakitanga is a more habitual con- vention, evident in all interactions however great or small. Our key message is about promoting Maori language use in com- munities and homes. In keeping with our recent choices for Maori Language Week themes we ve selected another activity-based concept to further emphasise this mess- age, Ms Philip- Barbara says. Think of ways you can act positively in your community and utilise the language and practise of mana- akitanga to do so. It also links in with the Rugby World Cup 2011. The world cup is an excellent opportunity to use Maori language to host our visitors, from cities to rural towns, hotels to homes, public trans- port and on our streets. Everyone who has Maori language knowledge, great or small, is encouraged to use it as often as they can during this exciting time as New Zealand showcases itself to the world. Maori Language Week runs from July 4 to 10. Doctor has heart for north Pharmacist: Maryanne Baker has two PhDs and a women's suffragette medal.Photo: KEITH WILLIAMS By RICHARD EDMONDSON A Maori pharmacist who rescued three Far North pharmacies from closure more than 20 years ago has returned to the dis- trict after completing two PhDs at Auckland University. Maryanne Baker re- opened the Kaeo phar- macy and took over pharmacies facing clos- ure in Moerewa and Okaihau in the late 80s and 90s. She left the north to study for doctorates in medicine and education after gaining a commerce degree in 1988 and a masters with honours in clinical pharmacy in 1995. She now lives at Wai- tangi, but works across Northland and is em- ployed as a pharmacist at Broadway Health in Kaikohe. Maryanne says she is happy to be back in the north where she was educated at Moerewa School and Bay of Islands College. My families were farmers. My mum stayed at home to look after 13 of the family and dad worked as a bushman before moving to mutton butcher at the Works. She kept close ties with her people while she was in Auckland and spoke at Waitangi Tri- bunal hearings last year for rangatira and to- hunga Te Kemara of Waitangi, Ngati Rahiri me Ngati Kawa and Te Ruki Kawiti of Ngati- Hine. My iwi affiliations are with Ngapuhi, Ngati- Hine and Ngati-Wai with links to Tainui and Te Arawa and through my children to Ngati Porou, but I m also proud of my Scottish, English and Jewish heritage. She has lots of ideas about improving health- care, the economy, edu- cation and communities in Northland and has her sights set on a par- liamentary career. I have passion with personal experience and a deep knowledge of the bicultural history and issues that face the Northland electorate. She plans to put her hand up to represent the National Party in North- land when candidate nominations open next month. All the people s well- being can be improved and bettered by me mak- ing this stand in a party that is solid, grounded and in pursuit of self- sustainability within a collective. Gourmet's day a tasty treat The Ocean and Orchard Festival is on Saturday, February 26, at the Kerikeri Domain in the Bay of Islands. The event will show- case an array of delicious local produce, gourmet cuisine from the region s top chefs, award-winning wineries and seafood from the Bay of Islands with something for everyone. Great entertainment, good food and excellent company assured. See the website www.oceanand orchard.co.nz for more information. Perfect day to visit precious wetlands Forty years ago an inter- national treaty was set up to protect wetlands -- the soggy bits near our coastlines which most of us tend to ignore. Considering they have names like bog and swamp, you can under- stand why we steer clear. But these wetlands are both beautiful, and vital. They offer flood protec- tion and keep our water clean. They are also home to huge numbers of birds and other crea- tures, and are stunning to visit. Sadly, we ve got less than 10 percent of our wetlands left. Today is World Wet- lands Day -- why not go and enjoy a wetland near you, and if you feel the urge, get involved and help out. Your wetland needs you!
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