Northern News : February 23rd 2011
3 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 NEWS ENROL NOW!! DIPLOMA IN PROFESSIONAL SCUBA INSTRUCTION Dive HQ Bay of Islands Tel. 09 407 9986 email@example.com Call or email now for full details "I graduated 4 years ago and now help train others to achieve the same goal" ” Graduates working in NZ and Overseas ” NZQA approved course for Student Loans & Allowances ” Pathway to Commercial and Navy Diving A challenging course that helps you make a career that is both fun and rewarding. LAND PLANNING AND SURVEYING 90 Kerikeri Road PO Box 211, Kerikeri 0245 F 09 407 7366 firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 407 9182 2598141AA Low-Level Airborne Geophysical Survey of Northland Aeroquest Airborne would like to advise all Northland residents that they will be undertaking a low-level airborne geophysical survey over the whole of Northland (Far North, Whangarei and Kaipara Districts) for the purpose of regional geological mapping. The survey is planned to take place during the months of February and March 2011. It will start in the north of the region and progress towards the south, weather permitting. A light aircraft of the type pictured will carry out the survey using sensors in the tail of the aircraft. The survey instruments take measurements of the Earth's natural background fields such as magnetism and hence are completely passive. These natural fields are quite weak so the aircraft needs to fly at an altitude of about 60 metres to make its measurements, covering the region by flying back and forth in straight lines 200 metres apart. The plane will fly at a higher altitude over the region's urban areas. The only effect of the survey will be short-term noise nuisance as the plane flies overhead. Aeroquest Airborne would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. The Civil Aviation Authority is aware of the survey. The light single-engine aircraft, commonly used for topdressing, can be identified by its distinctive tail attachment. Further information can be obtained by contacting Kiwi Air (the aircraft operator on behalf of Aeroquest Airborne) on 06 867 9081 or the Civil Aviation Authority on 04 560 9400. 3516878AA OPEN DAY MARCH 2 BOARDING AVAILABLE for Boys & Girls BR - j5765/02 Saint Kentigern College SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE - APPLICATIONS CLOSE 6 APRIL Register to attend 09 577 0677 www.saintkentigern.com Residents rally round We care: Paihia business people and residents who took part in the beach clean-up at Te Ti Bay included, from left: Julia Jones, Wendy Hopkinson, Vivien Stone, Sarah Greener, Kath Stanley, Rich de Rosa and Heinz Marti. Just Contracting had a digger at the beach all day. By RICHARD EDMONDSON TWO thousand interna- tional visitors arrive tomorrow -- but our beaches are a mess. That was the rallying cry that got Paihia busi- ness people and resi- dents out with rakes and wheelbarrows last week. Cunard cruise ship the Queen Elizabeth was due to make her maiden visit to the Bay of Islands and New Zea- land on Wednesday. But ocean swells since cyclone Wilma had left the beaches strewn with drift wood and debris. A call to action by Business Paihia on Monday resulted in dozens of people, includ- ing pupils from Paihia School, toiling in hot weather for hours on Tuesday so beaches would be tidy for the tourists. Business Paihia chair- woman and clean-up org- aniser Sarah Greener says previous cruise ship visitors to Paihia had voted the town one of their favourite ports of call. Those who took part in the clean-up didn't think Queen Elizabeth pas- sengers would be im- pressed if they saw Wai- tangi and Paihia beaches covered with debris. Mrs Greener is grate- ful to the people of all ages who donated their time and equipment to remove truckloads of driftwood and silt from the beaches. We couldn't have done it without them.'' Mrs Greener is critical of the Far North District Council for leaving the community to tidy the beach, but thankful that they paid for dumping fees and trucks to remove some of the debris. District facilities team leader Mike Colebrook says the council tidied the beach after the Janu- ary cyclone for Waitangi Day celebrations on February 6. The debris was just large and medium-sized timber and was easily removed.'' Mr Colebrook says a lift in sea levels more than a week after the cyclone resulted in smaller debris being washed onto the beach. The council paid for the manual pick-up of inorganic litter and larger logs but intended to leave the smaller debris to mother nature because of budgetary constraints. Carter in new post As High Commissioner to the Cook Islands, John Carter says: My interest goes back to my first visit 36 years ago and I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with the people there on the variety of shared inter- ests we have.'' He first visited the Cook Islands in 1975, leading New Zealand's first ever rugby tour there as president of the Te Kuiti Rugby Club. His most recent visit was in 2009 as part of the successful Parlia- mentary Rugby Team tour. Possibly the greatest rewards from the 24 years as the MP for Northland have come from helping individuals in my electorate. I am Northland born and bred and will always have a strong interest in the Far North.'' Revamp on course Kaitaia's Te Ahu multi-purpose com- munity centre is on track with the per- forming arts theatre and cinema scheduled to be ready for public use by June. Te Ahu Charitable Trust general man- ager Mark Osborne says the renovations and remodelling of the theatre section of the community centre had been the first priority in the development of the new multi-million- dollar community complex. The whole Te Ahu project is going pretty much to schedule, on budget, and within the original timeframe set for completion by the end of this year,'' he says. Remodelling and renovations to the community hall sec- tion and construction of additional facilities were also well advanced. Once the steel frames are in place the building can be closed in and the progress being made will be more obvious,'' he says.
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