Northern News : April 20th 2011
5 NORTHERN NEWS, APRIL 20, 2011 NEWS Kaitaia: 408 6113, Kerikeri - Horizon Centre: 407 7760. Visit specsavers.co.nz to find out more. FREE Progressive lens upgrade* OrBifocal lens upgrade* OrUltraClear lens upgrade* And as always, ask for a Contact Lens Trial^ *Offer is available when purchasing from the $169 range or above. Price for other lens types may differ. Extra options not included. Offer is mutually exclusive and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer ends 4th June 2011. Conditions apply. See in store leaflets or visit specsavers.co.nz for full details. ^Free trial limited to one per person. Subject to suitability, a free contact lens consultation and an eye test at your expense if required. © 2011 Specsavers Optical Group • SMART_SPE12286. Buy one pair of glasses from the $169 range or above and choose one of these FREE o ers: Keoghans Showcase Jewellers 66 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri Phone 09 407 7424 Email firstname.lastname@example.org LIMITED EDITION ROYAL WEDDING BEAD $88 Catherine & William www.showcasejewellers.com Puff and Pull Carnival builds up steam Carnival time: Kawakawa's famous Puff and Pull Carnival is on May 22. Pictured are the Dargaville Highland Pipe Band playing at last year's event. Who can beat the Taniw- has? Yes, it s that excit- ing time of year when the Vintage Railway s annual major event steams into Kawakawa. This year s Puff and Pull Carnival will be held on May 22, and already the excitement is starting to mount. Bay of Islands Rotary, Sport Northland and the Kawakawa Business Association have a 10- strong organising com- mittee determined to make this year s event the best ever. Participating schools have issued sponsorship forms to their students and it is hoped that last year s total of 600 chil- dren will be reached, if not exceeded. Students will be seeking sponsors for the Trek the Track portion of the day, and this is the main fundraising component of the event. Adults will be encouraged to partici- pate in the trek for a small entry of $5. There will also be a large range of stalls and attractions at Johnson Park in the afternoon, with the music and dance performances by school children always a big attraction. The big feature event of the day will be the teams of school children and adults competing for two separate trophies to pull the vintage steam engine Gabriel the length of the main street of Kawakawa. Bay Of Island s College, last year s winners, will be holding off challenges from Kawakawa, Opua, Karetu, Pakaraka, Rus- sell and Waikare schools. And in the adult section, this year s Rugby World Cup will add an edge as Northland s ITM Cup team, The Taniwhas, have entered a team. And, not to be outdone, the Northland Rugby Referees are also entering a team. So -- who can beat the Taniwhas? Last year s winner, the police team, will be determined to capture the trophy again, as will teams rep- resenting the Klondike Tavern, and the Russell and Kawakawa com- munities. There is still time to enter a team to take on the Taniwhas, but be quick -- the con- tact is Ken Timperley, principal of Karetu School. Vintage Railway party celebrates award Celebration: Vintage rail partygoers arriving at the station. Nearly 200 supporters and volunteers were treated to a wonderful evening to celebrate the Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway Trust winning the TrustPower National Supreme Award on Saturday evening. The award was given to us to recognise the huge contribution given by volunteers and the community to the resto- ration work of the rail- way, trust spokesperson Frank Leadley says. And we wanted to say thank you to the whole community for their fan- tastic support. The main party was held in the large carriage shed, decked out for the occasion. With jazz by The Windjammers and four-part harmonies from Bella a Capella, the crowd celebrated in style. Following the welcome by trust chairwoman Ali- son Lemon, the evening was interspersed with short speeches from MP John Carter, Kawakawa Business Association secretary Kate Moroney and mayor Wayne Brown. Mr Leadley paid trib- ute to the absolutely fantastic work of his organising committee --- Margaret Wikaire, John- son Davis, Viv Campbell, Shirley and Mike Bradshaw, Richard Duley and Kate Moroney. Graeme Purches, TrustPower community relations manager from Tauranga, was on hand to re-present the trophy.
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