Northern News : February 23rd 2011
2 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 Editor Mal olm M Millan h 0 40 2743 email: northern editor@snl o nz Northern Regional Manager Lynne opham h 0 40 2744 Kaikohe h 0 407 0361 Kerikeri email: lynne.popham@snl. o.nz Advertising Alan uru h 0 40 274 email: alan puru@snl o nz Classifieds Free ph 0800 022 812 Free ax 0800 022 81 email: north. lass@snl. o.nz or 0 40 2040 email: northern a ounts@snl o nz 12,214 Audited Circulation ABC De em er 10) Up to 12,300 Copies Delivered ea h ednesday) to Kaikohe, Okaihau, Ohaeawai, Moerewa, outh and North Hokianga and Kaitaia. Rural areas include: Awanui D 1. Kaikohe D 1, 2, 3. Kaitaia D 1, 2, 3 part), 4. Kawakawa D 1, 2, 3. Kohukohu D 1. Broadwood D 2. Kohukohu D 2. Okaihau D 1, 2. ussell D. Kaikohe Office: 60 Broadway, Kaikohe. .O. Box 1, Kaikohe. h 0 40 2040 Fax 0 401 212 Kerikeri Office: 3 Kerikeri d, Kerikeri. .O. Box 3 2, Kerikeri. h 0 407 00 0 Fax 0 407 036 www.northernnews. o.nz WEBER LT D chartered accountants and business advisors So you want to buy a Business? 1 Buy a business that is right for you. It needs to fit your skill set, knowledge, interests and personality. 2 Do proper due diligence. This process is essential! It may cost you to involve your professional, but it could save you 100 fold - or even better - avoid you purchasing a lemon! 3 Know why the business is on the market. Often there are genuine reasons such as leaving the area or retirement but sometimes there are concerning reasons they want out such as new competition, declining sales, or the loss of a major contract! 4 Make changes slowly. Image and staff are important and these are often well established and are integral to the business. 5 Do not let your emotions cloud your judgement. Emotions such as desperation of needing a source of income or job need to be kept well out of the decision-making and negotiation process. Buying a business where you make no money is not a source of income! 6 Have your agreements reviewed by a professional. This does not just relate to a sale and purchase agreement but also lease agreements. Some leases lock you in for a long period of time with no right to exit and have personal guarantees attached. Do not sign unless you know the implications! 7 Do not overextend yourself financially. An excellent business purchase at a great price does not guarantee success. Most businesses fail because they do not have sufficient cash behind them and/or they have too much debt . Cash is King! 8 Promote the business. You might have purchased a business with a steady customer base but that does not mean you will keep them. Always stay one step ahead and keep your name in lights. 9 Know the value of the business. Involve your accountant, even only if for an indicative valuation. They will do the 'number crunching' to establish a reasonable price. Whitelaw Weber also provides a due diligence checklist and a guide to purchasing a business. All for around $500 + GST. 10 Structure correctly. Do not expose you, your family or your belongings unnecessarily! Top 10 tips when buying a business: If you wish to discuss this further, please contact Annika Dickey on 09 407 7117 ext 211. ases www.www.co.nz p. 09 407 7117 10 Fairway Drive, Kerikeri Ph: 407 1614 592 Kerikeri Road (at the roundabout) This weeks specials are: Week Starting Wed 23rd Feb Tue 1st March $699 Bakery Opening SOON! While stocks last per 4kg sack Bananas While stocks last Tomatoes $239 $299 kg kg While stocks last Local Kumara 2596371BU Strict bail for youth A 15-year-old youth charged after the fatal shooting of a woman in Northland reappeared in the Kaikohe District Youth Court on February 15.A 20-year-old woman died after she was shot at a rural property 15km north of Okaihau on the evening of January 29. The youth's lawyer Catherine Cull sought more time to obtain paperwork. The youth was re- manded on bail with strict conditions and will reappear at 10am on March 14. 75 years service Seventy-five years of fighting fires will be cele- brated in Kaikohe next month. The Kaikohe Volun- teer Fire Brigade will hold its 75th anniversary in the town on March 5. Celebrations will start at 10am with a parade of 25 fire engines. An emergency services fun day at Lindvart Park will feature fire engine and helicopter rides, as well as police dog and fire safety demon- strations. Other attractions will include bouncy castles and food stalls. Locked out of jail Three senior members of the Rebel Motorcycle Club have been banned from visiting Ngawha Prison for attempting to recruit members. The visitor bans were put in place after information gathered via prisoner telephone monitoring revealed the gang members were intending to recruit new members from the prison population,'' prison manager Chris Lightbown says. They target vul- nerable individuals who can be convinced that aligning them- selves with gangs will make their time in prison easier. They are also recruiting out in the com- munity.'' There is a multi- agency approach being co-ordinated by the police to stop the gang becoming estab- lished in New Zea- land. Mystery body still unidentified Mystery death: The shirt worn by the dead man. The identity of a dead man found on Ninety Mile Beach 10 days ago remained a mystery on Monday. A badly-decomposed body was found in shal- low water about 7.5km south of the Bluff by a member of the public at about 2pm on February 13.Kaitaia police have checked the missing persons register and their national finger- print database but have been unable to identify the man, who they believe had been in the water for one to two weeks. They are considering the possibility that the man came from a ship or washed off the beach or rocks, but have not received reports of such incidents. They are appealing to the public for infor- mation that may help in identifying the man. Police estimate the man was 20 to 40 years old when he died. He had dark, semi- curly, shoulder-length hair, was 1.72 metres tall and weighed 70kg. He had perfect, straight white teeth. He was wearing designer Pepe jeans, size 36 waist and 34 leg with a two-pronged canvas webbing belt. He had an XL shirt from the Match brand found at The Warehouse. The man also had one new Adidas Bounce run- ning shoe in a size US 10. Phone Kaitaia police on (09) 408-6500 or Houhora police on (09) 409-8822 if you have any information. Have you seen her? Alicia Goldsbury Kerikeri police are looking for Alicia Gaye Goldsbury, 43, in relation to theft and as- sault charges. She is de- scribed as Maori, 1.73 metres tall, medium build, brown hair and eyes and collar length black hair. Goldsbury has several tattoos including four crosses on her left fore- arm, four dots on her right cheek, four dots and a cross on her forehead and the word Fuzz'' on her right forearm. She has con- tacts in Keri- keri, Mango- nui, the North Shore and west Auck- land's Te Atatu Penin- sula. She is also known as Christine Ngawaka and Lisa Petera. Call Kerikeri police on (09) 407-9211.
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