Northern News : August 3rd 2011
5 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 3, 2011 NEWS $$$ MASSIVE MATTRESS www.bedsrus.co.nz BEDS R US KERIKERI 81 Kerikeri Road, Ph 09 407 8848 TRADE-IN* ON NOW Chiro Sleep Queen • Torquezone spring system provides added support • Eco-friendly DreamFoam comfort layers • Nuvole fibre for a drier, healthier sleep INTEREST FREE FINANCE AVAILABLE Conditions apply. * With purchase of any Sleepyhead mattresess over $799. Excludes Super Buys. Serenity Vitality Queen • Low partner disturbance pocket spring system • Eco-friendly DreamFoam comfort layers • Nuvole fibre for a drier, healthier sleep Lawnmowing • 600L Garden Bags • Pruning/Hedge Trim • Gutter Cleaning • Section Tidies HOME SERVICES For a no obligation free quote phone 0800 800 286 09 407 1570 Bay of Islands Hokianga Mangonui Kaitaia Spreading the word: Geoff Williams, Pam Mcquiod and Mike Manning of the Mid North Citizens Advice Bureau. School gets advice from volunteers Volunteers from the Mid North Citizens Advice Bureau are spreading the word by visiting schools to speak with senior students . The focus of a recent visit to Springbank School was to inform students of the services that the advice bureau can provide and that may be useful to them both now, and in the future when students move away from home and start to make their own way in the world. Information on topics such as con- sumer rights, ten- ancy, finance and local support services are just some of the services the bureau can offer. Free phone 0800- 367-222. All services are confidential. Railing issue puts council on the spot Nautical style: A section of the safety railing the council proposes at Mangonui . We don t want to do it, but we have no choice. That is council chief executive David Ed- munds message to Mangonui residents opposed to a safety rail- ing the Northland Regional Council is requiring the district council to erect along a waterfront boardwalk. The council had decided not to put up a railing along the three- year-old boardwalk after residents complained it would spoil harbour views and prevent boat access. But a lawyer engaged by the district council has advised it to comply with a resource consent condition that requires a railing or it may face a costly Environment Court battle it could lose. Seeking a variation of the consent would also be an expensive and possibly futile exercise, the lawyer says. The council is reluc- tantly erecting a cast steel railing of a design that complies with the consent. It is widely used in Auckland. It is a community asset so feedback on the colour, etc, is welcome, Mr Edmunds says. Mayor Wayne Brown is furious that the coun- cil is required to erect the railing. I am so apoplectic, I am unable to comment in a manner that is print- able. He doesn t see why a railing is necessary when it is not a requirement at wharves or marinas. This is not about safety. It s about com- pliance and heavy- handed legal pressure. He is disappointed that Te Kenana Marae Ranginui Trust has lob- bied the regional council to enforce the resource consent when a coroner has said a safety railing isn t necessary. If it s about safety, why aren t handrails needed around the rest of the harbour? Mr Brown says the issue highlights inequi- ties in the Resource Management Act s con- sultation processes. Councillor Monty Knight questions why Kenana Marae has so much influence over something the com- munity doesn t want. Latching on to big breastfeeding event For those who know that breast is best, the Big Latch On is back. Breastfeeding Week is celebrated around the world in more than 170 countries every year in the first week of August. The theme for this year is Talk to me! Breastfeeding -- a 3D experience . The theme deals with communi- cation at various levels and between sectors. As part of the New Zealand celebrations Women s Health Action runs the Big Latch On. It is an event held at venues throughout the country where women and their babies gather together and latch on at 10.30am to try to break the record for the most women breastfeeding simultaneously. This year the event will take place onAugust 5. In the Far North venues include Plunket -- Bank St, Kaitaia, Plun- ket -- Kerikeri Rd, Keri- keri and Bay of Islands Hospital maternity unit lounge, Kawakawa. Organisers would like people to arrive at 10am to get settled in ready for the attempt at simul- taneous breastfeeding at 10.30am.
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