Northern News : March 30th 2011
2 NORTHERN NEWS, MARCH 30, 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. 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COFFEE ALWAYS THIS PRICE $3.00 per cup Phone 09 407 8561 (Opposite the Warehouse in Waipapa.) Open Monday to Saturday! Late nights Tuesday & Thursday! We all want perfectly coloured & healthy looking hair! at Hermanas we can do that for you! GM dangers I wholly agree with the opinion piece, GE group opposes forestry trials, by Zelka Grammer (Northern News, March 16). There are huge dangers associated with genetic modification as evidenced by botched genetic engineering trials in New Zealand. There is a very real risk that we may have these trials taking place in Northland without us knowing about it because there is no regional legislation prohibiting them. The Environmental Risk Management Authority hearing for the Scion application has also allowed trials to be conducted at secret locations. All we can do is lobby our regional council to make it known that we want a strong regional policy banning genetic engineering field trials until we have accountability and liability on the trials, applicants and management. To quote world- renowned geneticist David Suzuki: We have no control over the movement of insects, birds and mammals,wind and rain that carry pollen and seeds. Genetically- engineered trees have the potential to transfer pollen -- carrying genes for traits including insect and herbicide resistance, sterility and reduced lignin -- for hundreds of miles and wreak ecological havoc.'' John Sanderson Kerikeri No oil permits Your correspondent (May Adams, March 23) has her facts wrong about petroleum exploration off the Northland coast. There are no existing petroleum exploration permits off the Northland coast, although the Crown is considering the results of a recent bidding round. Adams asserts Petrobras were involved in the Gulf of Mexico disaster. That will be news to Petrobras. Of course, it was BP that was the operator of the rig.Neither has Petrobras been awarded any petroleum exploration permits near Northland or in the Reinga basin. Their permit is off the East Coast of the North Island in the Raukumara basin. Nor are they drilling for oil there. They are looking for gas and will soon undertake a seismic survey at sea as part of their exploration permit. If and when petroleum exploration permits are awarded off the Northland coast, it is likely that most exploration operations will be well offshore. The initial phases of exploration involve seismic surveying of the seafloor and subsurface geology. This activity has minimal environmental impact. The key issue relates to possible interaction with marine mammals when conducting the seismic operations. The Department of Conservation and industry have agreed guidelines in place to deal with this issue, including placing marine mammal observers on board the survey vessel and shutting down operations if whales approach too close to the ship. Any drilling activities are years away and by no means certain. If they do occur they will again be undertaken to the highest standards to minimise the risk of pollution. Ours is a responsible industry that adheres to the highest of operational standards. The public need have no concern that fisheries or other resources will be damaged by our activities. John Pfahlert Executive officer Petroleum Exploration and Production Association Wellington Colourful birthday Weaving magic: Shelly Tamati of Ngawha Springs brought her kete crafts to the day. Birthday colours: Keisha Boyce celebrated her seventh birthday on Sunday a day early by getting her nails painted at Taiamai Day in Ohaeawai on Saturday. I'll have red, uhm and green, oh and some gold too,'' announced seven-year- old Keisha Boyce when asked what colours she'd like her nails painted at Saturday's Taiamai Day. Organised by the Ohaeawai and Taiamai Residents Association, the event included food stalls, crafts, Kai- kohe Lions Club train rides and demonstrations by world unicycling champion Christian Huriwai, despite intermittent rain which didn't dampen the proceedings. Go to www. northernnews.co.nz to see world unicycling champion Christian Huriwai pulling some moves.
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