Northern News : March 23rd 2011
14 NORTHERN NEWS, MARCH 23, 2011 SPORT www.boiprofessionals.co.nz ref #: PKI10277 MORTGAGEE AUCTION! A small farm or bare lifestyle development opportunity. This 40ha block (CT: 70021) has a choice of fantastic elevated building sites with views over the harbour to Kohukohu & Mangamuka river mouth & down harbour to the Narrows & Rawene. The farmland consists of part easy hill & reclaimed ats with patches of native bush & dams. A little work will make this an idyllic harbourfront small farm in a historic location. Open Days: Sat 12 & 26 Mar 2011, 12.00- 2.00pm. 277 Motukiore Rd, Horeke Contact: Ron Melville 09 405 2046 / 027 483 6926 Auction Date: 1 April 2011, 2.00pm, Professionals Office, 74 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri 09 407 6677 bay of islands realty ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008 STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITIES Maryanne Baker Potential Candidate for Northland NATIONAL When times are tough we think of days gone by when we all worked together as collections of families exchanging produce and creating material businesses. Let us be efficient with what we have and what we do. We need to extend this to our essential services and businesses and matching education and training needs. WE CAN HAVE A VIBRANT COMMUNITY AND A BRIGHT FUTURE. LET US DO IT TOGETHER AS LOCAL FAMILIES GOING FORWARD TO A NATIONAL COMMUNITY OF STRENGTH IN ALL SECTORS. Big day for naturally horsey people Natural horseman: Expert Russell Higgins will give a demonstration at the Natural Horsemanship Games. Display of talent: Higgins with his horses. New Zealand s first Natural Horsemanship Games will be held on April 10 at Barge Showgrounds in Whangarei. Natural horsemanship is an approach to handling horses by using the horse s own language. This requires the handler to use almost exclusively body language. The event will give the many natural horse people throughout New Zealand a chance to come together to practice their skills in a fun and supportive environment. There will be competitions, ribbon events, demos and even horseless games for those who don t have a horse. There will also be food stalls, raffles and horse focused stallsand prizes pro- vided by sponsors. The cost is $25 for participants for the day and free for spectators. One of the highlights of the day will be a demonstration by Russell Higgins, a natural horsemanship expert, and his two horses. Russell play with Oscar and Maverick both on the ground and ridden, some- times at liberty, sometimes with saddle and bridle. Visit www.animalherbs. co.nz/html/NorthlandHorse manshipGames.htm to view the Northland Horsemanship Games website to download a games booklet and enrolment form or phone organisers, Pat and Claire on (09) 432-0018 for more information. Racing this time at Rawene track Wild west rides: It will be all action at the Rawene race track on April 2. Brumby Race Day organiser Rob Pink says there are lots of children, youth and adults with horses in the Hokianga who are excited and waiting in anticipation to bring their horses to the Rawene Race Day. The first race starts at 10am. Come to the Rawene Domain and ''back a winner''. Polocrosse carnival attracts 20 teams Coming soon: The Kaikohe Polocrosse Club carnival will be held March 26-27 at the Kaikohe Showgrounds. Entry is free and refreshments will be available. Start time on both days is 9am. Twenty teams are expected from all over the country. Come and enjoy the action of this equestrian sport, new to the Far North. Ki-o-rahi grows in popularity and gets youngsters moving A huge success is how Sports Northland describes the February HEHA Ki-o- Rahi tournament held in Waitangi involving 17 teams of year 5 to 8 pupils. Committed whanau and energetic tamariki from as far north as Taipa Area School through to Tauraroa Area School from Whangarei turned up to make their mark in the popular game. Sport Northland s Kai- whakahaere and event organ- iser Leela Hauraki says it was awesome to see tamariki from different rohe and schools come together, learn together and most of all play together. Some schools had never really played ki-o-rahi but they improved markedly as the day progressed. Taipa Area School took home the taonga this year and finished things off beautifully with the Ngapuhi Haka, Ara Ngapuhi. They were the overall winners with two of their teams (Taipa 1 and Taipa 2) winning all the games in their respective pools. Hauraki concludes that this event was the result of collective input and local sup- port from Northland District Health Board, organisations, schools, whanau, kaumatua and kaimahi of whom all deserve credible recognition. Contact Leela Hauraki on (09) 437-9613 or 0272-971-088 fo find out more about ki-o-rahi have-a-go sessions or the workshops.
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