Northern News : April 13th 2011
7 NORTHERN NEWS, APRIL 13, 2011 NEWS • Tyres & Mags • Wheel Alignment • Balancing & Batteries Next to Vehicle Testing Station at end of Mill Lane phone Charlie, Scott or Gary on: 09 407 7773 Phone 09 407 8561 (Opposite the Warehouse in Waipapa.) Open Monday to Saturday! Late nights Tuesday & Thursday! When Is The Last Time YOU Changed Your Hair? Call now for an Appointment BAYLEYS REAL ESTATE LTD, KERIKERI, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008. MORTGAGEE SALE 22 Koutu Beach Rd D Cute cottage D Beautiful views D Across road to water D Sea, sand dunes, sunsets D Area 936m more or less D Is this your best buy on the Hokianga Harbour? CT: NA14C/1099 Auction (will not be sold prior) 2pm Fri 6 May 2011 View Sat 12-1pm The Turner Centre, Cobham Road, Kerikeri www.bayleys.co.nz/294143 Lyn Campbell M 027 478 9945 Jane Nelson M 027 214 1393 B 09 407 9221 Opononi 2956031AA Wheelathon: Kaikohe East School Kimihia students with their teachers Joy Schwieters, left, and Linda Curry during the athon fundraiser. Photo: RICHARD EDMONDSON 'Athon' helps raise cash for pupils' Wellington trip Twenty-four hours is a long time for anyone to stay awake. But that s what Kaikohe East School students did when they held 24, one-hour athons at the school to raise money for a trip to Wellington in November. Forty-six six to 11-year-olds in Kimihia class took part in the fundraiser which included a one- hour singathon, wheelathon, swi- mathon, readathon, paintathon, tennisathon and a midnight runathon. A sleepathon gave the youngest students a chance to get some rest during the event which started at 4pm on March 31 and raised about $2000. The school plans to hold a hangi and garage sale to raise the bal- ance of trip costs estimated at $45,000. Teacher Joy Schwieters says students and their families are driving the fundraising. We put it to the whanau. We said: We want to take the kids to Wellington. They all clapped and cheered. The school is taking the students to teach them skills that will help them be successful. We want our children to learn how to behave on an aeroplane, in a train, in a hotel, a restaurant, at a show, in a museum, art gallery and Parliament buildings. We want our children to know that the world is accessible, especially if you set a goal and work towards it. Health clinic to reopen Hauora Hokianga is reopening its Mangamuka clinic. Hokianga Health Enterprise Trust chief executive officer John Wigglesworth says the new facility -- Te Whare Rapu Oranga o Mangamuka -- will be opened with a powhiri on April 16 at 9am. It is a rebuild of the old Mangamuka clinic which was removed in 2009 in preparation for the new building. Doctor and nurse clinics have been operating from temporary accommodation at the adjacent Mangamuka Buffalo Lodge. Te Whare Rapu Oranga o Mangamuka will provide whanau ora and integrated family health services to a population of around 500. One of the features of the new clinic s design is a moderately sized waiting room which will double as a meeting room for the community to action and support their own wha- nau ora activities, Mr Wigglesworth says. The clinic will provide spaces for a GP operating one or two days a week, a student or registrar doctor, the community health nurse, a mid- wife, specialist nurses, health pro- motion staff, and a base for com- munity support workers. The capital cost of the facility was funded by the trust, the Lottery Grants Board and the community. Draft plan for comment A month-long period for public comment on the Northland Regional Council s draft annual plan 2011-2012 began on April 6. More than 60,000 cop- ies of a 16-page sum- mary of the draft plan were distributed to mailboxes throughout Northland to coincide with the start of the con- sultation period, which will run until 3pm on May 6. Copies of the summary -- and the full 148-page draft proper -- are also available from the council s website www.nrc.govt.nz/ draftannualplan. Two appointed to energy trust The Top Energy Con- sumer Trust has announced the re- appointment of two trustees to its board, taking effect from April 1. The two are Robin Shepherd of Kaitaia and Maurice Penney of Pakaraka. The appointments fol- low the retirement by rotation of Messrs Shep- herd and Penney who, being entitled, offered themselves for re- selection. According to trust sec- retary Steve James, there were a good num- ber of trustee nominations received fol- lowing the publicly advertised positions last December. A shortlist of capable and experienced people was advanced for final selection. Mr Shepherd and Mr Penney rejoin Yvonne Sharp (Kerikeri), Colin Kitchen (Doubtless Bay) and Hone Mihaka (Kai- kohe) to make up the trust s full board of trustees.
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