Northern News : February 2nd 2011
6 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 NEWS *Offers are available when purchasing from the $199 price range or above. Price complete with PENTAX (excluding Transitions) standard single vision lenses. Price for other lens types may differ. Extra options not included. Offers are mutually exclusive and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Available for a limited time only. Conditions apply. 2010 Specsavers Optical Group SMART SPE10915. Kaitaia: 408 6113, Kerikeri - Horizon Centre: 407 7760. specsavers.co.nz A Family Practice with a Gentle Approach 95 Kerikeri Rd (opp Police Station). New patients welcome. Phone for an appointment 09 407 3538 A new way to prevent tooth decay for all the family... Quick. Simple. Effective. Laser Diagnosis Advanced Restorative Techniques Teeth Whitening Hygienist / Gum Care -- Dyrene Wilson WINZ Quotes / ACC FREE dental treatment for adolescents aged 13-18 years • Bay of Islands • Hokianga • Mangonui • Kaitaia Lawnmowing Window Cleaning Water Blasting Weed Spraying 600L Garden Bags Section Tidies HOME SERVICES For a no obligation free quote phone 0800 800 286 09 407 1570 Photo contest popular Tomorrow is prize- giving time for the envi- romental photo compe- tition Our Water Our Future. The theme gave the judges for the Far North Exposure competition a tough task in choosing the winners. Competition co-ordin- ator Richard Robbins of the Far North Environ- ment Centre is impressed with the high standard of entries and delighted that so many photographers of all ages took part. He said entries ranged from stunning land and seascapes to discon- certing images that cap- ture impacts on water. Prizegiving will be held in Kaitaia to- morrow at the Bank Street Art Gallery at 6pm. All are welcome. The event has been made possible with the assistance of sponsors Top Print, More FM, Trees Company Nur- sery, the Department of Conservation and the Far North District Coun- cil. Safe hoist, right: North Power's Keith Barclay shows his skill. High wire, above: Cora Prime of Pakaraka enjoys the flying fox. Kids learn tree climbing skills Northland schoolchildren got a taste of life as an arborist in a series of activities and demonstrations at Northland schools. Arborists Joe Cooper and Troy Alderton started the Northland Tree Climbers Association to foster and develop all aspects of tree climbing in Northland and to raise awareness of the role that arborists play in the management of trees. The group held its inaug- ural weekend Arborcamp at Pakaraka where activities included climbing and rigging workshops using specialist ropes, harnesses and safety equipment, a tree climbing open forum, a freestyle climb- ing area, as well as tree climbing activities and com- petitions for mum and the kids. Richard Tregoweth of Treetools said the event was awesome. The organisers managed to capture the mood of the tree climbing com- munity and create an atmos- phere at the Pakaraka campsite that was nothing short of fantastic,'' he said. The event was a great suc- cess with everyone mucking in, kids and adults playing and enjoying themselves, plenty of food, robust debate and camaraderie. The ideas and climbing techniques exchanged in this informal, laid-back setting are in- valuable.'' The Northland Tree Climbers Association would like to thank participants, members and their families who came from as far away as Sweden, Holland, Canada, Australia, Christchurch, the Waikato, Auckland and Northland. They also acknowledge DB Tree, Pro Climb, Levin Saw- makers, Treetools, NZ Boxer and Climb Everything for their contribution, along with local sponsors Harvies Nurseries Kerikeri, RD1 Waipapa, Macs Meats Moerewa and Moerewa Used Mart. For more information about the Northland Tree Climbers Association, call them on 021-929-503 or search for their page on facebook.
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