Northern News : February 2nd 2011
9 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 NEWS Individual lessons: • Piano • Vocal • Guitar • Bass Guitar • Electric Guitar • Violin • Clarinet • Saxophone • Drums • Songwriting • Theory Group lessons: • Guitar for beginners class • Theory for beginners class • Keyboard class • Singing class (adults) • Singing class (group age 2-5, 6-9, 10-14) • Special class for age 5-8 (ORFF) • Rent a wide range of instruments • Qualified and experienced teachers in well equipped premises in central Kerikeri Further information Ph 09 407 4720 email@example.com ENROLL NOW FOR TERM 1 2011 !! Hon. John Carter MP for Northland Here to help, regardless of how you voted. Phone electorate offce 09) 4077219 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 2916177AA Whats on your mind? Redwoods Dental Centre, 1536 State Highway 10, Kerikeri (1 km north of the Kerikeri Crossroads Roundabout) Ph 09 407 4240 Michael (left), Denise (centre) & Matthew (right) Your experienced team Denise Mariu Dental Hygienist Michael Bain Dentist Matthew Bristow Dentist 2629318AA Beach legacy lost By KERI MOLLOY Lost opportunity: The beach that could have been Kerikeri's. Beloved Otaha: Roy Elliott on his farm. OBITUARY Decades before public access to the coastline became the issue it is today, Roy Elliott tried to establish legal access to one of Kerikeri's best beaches -- known as Elliott's beach, just north of Taronui Bay. Robert Hector Elliott -- known as Roy -- died on December 22, aged 95, still disappointed the council never took up his offer to open up the beach to the public, in return for maintaining a legal road. From the late 60s onwards, he tried to acquire legal access, one year even refusing to pay his rates and taking it to the Supreme Court. Beach campers loved coming down to see dad and mum, many New Year's Eves were spent there with everyone gathering wood from the pine trees for a bonfire,'' daughter Jacqui Canard says. Groups and schools were allowed do go down to the beach through the farm. Family friends and relatives have had their ashes spread there.'' When the farm finally changed ownership, gates went up and that was the end of Elliott's beach for the community. Roy was raised in the Waikato. He and his first wife Eleanor settled at Otaha farm in the late 1940s. They had three daughters before Elea- nor died. Neighbours and friends including Robbie Robinson, Lynn Semb, Joy Keightly and Bill Skipper, managed to help Roy keep his family together and work his beloved Otaha. He married his second wife Noeline in 1958 and together they had four children. Roy's Angus bulls and horses were widely known around North- land. He was a solid com- munity man, one of those who helped build the old RSA premises next to the Kerikeri High School. Roy is survived byhis wife Noeline and seven children, 18 grand- children and 11 great- grandchildren. Race on to fill retiring MP's spot By KERI MOLLOY Why would you go into politics? This is a question that'll be put to 12 people who have already put their hands up to replace Northland MP John Carter who is retiring from Parliament. Nominations open on March 11 and close on April 1 but there's a strong field putting their names forward to for the party selection process. Potential candidates so far are Maryanne Baker, Sarah Davies, Victor Cauty, Mita Harris, Matt King, Wayne Linton, Roger Ludbrook, Di Maxwell, Grant McCallum, Jean- ette Richardson, Mike Sabin and Mark Tan. After nominations close, they will be forwarded to the National Party president and board of directors for approval. When these nomi- nations have been approved they will then go forward to a pre- selection panel made up of Northland electorate chairwoman Sally Mac- auley, four members of the Northland electorate, two people nominated by the party president and two nominated by the northern region chair- person. From this intensive interview process, up to five candidates will be chosen to go forward to delegates meet the candidates'' meetings of which there are four -- in Maungaturoto, Kaitaia, Dargaville and Kerikeri. The final meeting -- selection-voting day -- will be held on April 30 in Kaikohe.
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