Northern News : August 3rd 2011
3 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 3, 2011 NEWS MEMBER OF THE LARGEST LIQUOR CHAIN IN NEW ZEALAND WITH OVER 170 OUTLETS! NOW OPEN 7 DAYS: Mon to Thurs 9am--8pm, Fri & Sat 9am--9pm, Sun 10am-7pm. We reserve the right to limit trade sales. Customers who appear to be 25 or under could be asked for ID from staff, so please don t be offended if we ask you. Liquor Centre SPIRITS • WINES • BEER "The Shed" SPECIALS VALID TO: LIQUOR CENTRE KAIKOHE 9 MARINO PLACE, KAIKOHE. PH 09 401 2833 15th August St Remy 1 litre $34.99 Teachers 1 litre $29.99 McKenna Bourbon 1 litre DB Draught 24 pack VB Cans & Bottles 24 pack Barrel 51 12 pack $17.99 Jim Beam 4 pack 440mls $9.99 KGB 12 pack $21.99 $33.99 $34.99 $34.99 We,re here if you need a mobile loan orthland. As a local I understand the unique challenges facing the residents of our beautiful region. Please give me a call. 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Police and fire brigades rushed to Ngawha after getting calls saying something was badly wrong at the geothermal plant. Trouble-free since opening in 1998, a computer glitch on Saturday evening forced the shutdown of the plant after difficulty with a pro- grammable locking cap on top of a wellhead. But when the station was re- started, excessive pressure build-up in pipes blew some special safety discs designed to vent steam. Top Energy chief executive Rus- sell Shaw says the computer failure was rare but at no time had there been any danger to station staff or the nearby community. The system did exactly what it was designed to do, he says. Normally, the venting is put through a system of silencers but that failed on Saturday. We are sorry if the noise and steam caused people to worry. Mr Shaw says a full inspection of the pipelines was carried out and three failsafe pressure discs were replaced before the system was again shutdown then restarted, this time through the silencers, on Sunday. Appeal raises $48,000 This year s Westpac Chopper Appeal has raised $48,370 for the Northland rescue helicopter. This is a 9 percent increase on last year and part of a record $1,656,858 raised across the country, improving on the previous best of $1.45 million raised in 2010. All donations will be distributed to the 16 rescue chopper services across the country. Westpac national sponsorship manager Mark Graham says the record amount was a pleasant sur- prise given the strong response by New Zealanders in donating to the recovery of quake hit Christchurch. More than 5000 missions were undertaken by rescue choppers last year, many proving to be life chang- ing or life saving for those being helped, Mr Graham says. New Zealanders clearly respect and recognise the work that is done. These funds are a vital contribution to each of the helicopter trusts and will help them to continue to pro- vide this service. Fond farewell: Maryellen Chandler and her daughter Kate are closing their popular Waterline Cafe. By EMMA GODWIN Popular cafe closes doors A FAVOURITE haunt of many Kohukohu residents and tourists alike has brewed its last cappuccino, poured its last pinot gris and pickled its last preserve. The Waterline cafe on the blue shores of the Hokianga harbour has been celebrated in reviews for offer- ing spectacular food, providing ser- vice that is second to none, hosting great live music and sporting the best views in town. But owner Maryellen Chandler and her daughter Kate have decided it s time for a change. When I took on the cafe four years ago, I didn t know a thing about operating a business or a cafe, Maryellen says. I had an idea about what I d like to cook but no idea about the hundred-thousand other things to do. Her lack of experience, however, was no barrier to success as the Waterline soon established itself as a top cafe. What I ve found most rewarding is the community involvement, the support we ve received from regulars, meeting lovely people from around the world and getting great reviews from tourists. While the mother and daughter duo have really enjoyed the challenges and rewards over the years, Maryellen would like a break and Kate is off to study nursing. Their decision to close the busi- ness has left Waterline devotees in a state of denial. I can t believe it s happening, Kohukohu resident and Village Arts gallery trustee Wally Hicks says. I m a Waterline addict. Its clos- ure is a great loss to the village. Village Arts are concerned that it will effect their business but hope that the closure will be offset by the developments at the Hokianga Har- bour Hotel next door to the gallery. Publican Trish Brown is creating anewcafeinabidtofillthegapthe closing of the Waterline will leave behind and Maryellen will be help- ing her to develop a menu and establish the art of barista. The Waterline has been an inte- gral part of the business community here. I feel it s up to me to step up, Trish says. Trish is renovating the hotel kitchen and is constructing a fully- covered patio that will create an al fresco cafe. The fate of the Waterline cafe building is yet to be determined by the landlord.
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