Northern News : April 13th 2011
2 NORTHERN NEWS, APRIL 13, 2011 NEWS 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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Chloe and Douglas Ph: 407 1614 592 Kerikeri Road (at the roundabout) This weeks specials are: Week Starting Wed 13th April Tue 19th April Handmade White & Seeded Vienna Apples Braeburn, Gala & Granny Smith Kumara Red Small/Medium while stocks last while stocks last while stocks last $179 $279 $199ea 2kg bag kg Reeds Bakery NOW OPEN!!! 2596371CB Home Décor At Clearance Prices Vases, wall art, lamps, mirrors, throws, occasional furniture and much more! by the Warehouse, Waipapa T: 09 407 9270 Mon-Fri 10-5pm Sat & Sun 10-2pm easy living homestore Paihia prepares to set up survival plan Paihia is the latest com- munity in which moves are being made to develop a community response plan to provide a survival template for natural disasters and civil emergencies. If successful the Bay of Islands tourism capital will join 20 other com- munities across the Far North to have taken up the challenge to become self-reliant for the first 72 hours after a natural disaster in their areas. There has been a new level of interest as a result of a series of disas- trous international events in recent years including floods and tsunami. But the real wake-up calls were the earthquakes in Christ- church and Japan,'' Far North Civil Defence co- ordinator Bill Hutchin- son said. Community response plans are designed to identify potential areas of risk and hazards and to put a network in place to provide for a co- ordinated response in the event of a natural disaster. Civil Defence has a responsibility to help communities prepare for a disaster. However the com- munities themselves need to research the resources at hand and decide what plan may be best to see them through until such time as out- side help can reach them,'' he said. Each community was different and one plan would not necessarily suit all. In Paihia's case a point of difference was the high number of visitors likely to be in the area at any one time. Mr Hutchinson said public meetings for key stakeholders such as emergency groups and organisations, the tourist and business sectors and residents had been scheduled for May 4 -- one at 3pm and one at 6pm at the Paihia Com- munity Hall. If we can get rep- resentatives from all these groups together, the preparation of a response plan can move ahead fairly quickly,'' he said. Communities already with response plans were Russell, Taupo Bay, Waikare/Waihaha, Taipa, Totara North, Tauranga Bay, Kaeo, Rawene, Pawarenga, Okaihau, Karikari, Kaimaumau, Kaitaia, Te Kao, Houhora/Pukenui, Hihi, Doubtless Bay, Broadwood and Ahipara. LETTERS Lower speeds Many of us share the dismay at the absence of action on crucial roundabouts in our vicinity where accidents often happen. There is a solution in the meantime which we would like to see implemented as soon as possible. Reduce the speed limit to 80kmh from one kilometre either side of all approaches to the Puketona and Te Ahu Ahu road intersections, likewise on the intersection of State Highways 1 and 10 at Pakaraka. Make all reduced speed areas uniform -- for example Ohaeawai and Waipapa differ -- 60km and 70km respectively. Also please could we have a map showing readers where the new road is going through Bulls Gorge?Helen Guthrie Waimate North Sayonara I am reluctantly closing down my mobile shop Sushi Japan. My best friend passed away last September and I realised then I wanted to go back to my previous profession in the field of international co- operation. IamnotsureifIcan get a job but I've decided to give it a try. Since parking my sushi caravan in Guy Rd the business has got better and better. Customers come from all directions -- Hokianga, Okaihau, Kawakawa, Moerewa -- as well as the local people in Kaikohe. I have enjoyed providing customers with fresh authentic Japanese sushi, so it is difficult for me to close down my little caravan. Unfortunately I am not getting any younger. So this is a big thank you to all my customers over the years. Chieko Osugi Kaikohe firstname.lastname@example.org Heading to drama school A budding thespian: Charlotte Morunga is off to the National Youth Drama School. Congratulations go to Charlotte Morunga from Whangaroa col- lege who has been accepted into the National Youth Drama School taking place in Napier/Havelock North during the first week of the school holidays. The week-long course is very intensive and Charlotte will learn acting and musi- cal techniques to help her pursue a career as an actor. Tribunal heading back to Waitangi The Waitangi Tribunal will return to Waitangi on May 9 when Judge Craig Coxhead will con- vene a judicial confer- ence at the Copthorne Waitangi starting at 9am to hear parties outline their preferences for stage 2 hearings before setting out the final inquiry process. With stage 1 hearings completed, the Ngapuhi claimant community is now looking to pursue hundreds of claims through the Waitangi Tribunal. Te Kotahitanga o nga Hapu Ngapuhi will meet at the Whitiora Marae, Te Tii, on April 20 at10 am to further discuss stage 2 plans before presenting its position to the judicial conference at Waitangi.
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