Northern News : August 3rd 2011
6 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 3, 2011 NEWS USE YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS ALL YEAR ROUND! Freephone Kurt Goulding 0800 455 755 Web www.archgola.co.nz NORTHLAND 2777663AA Murray Beagley MBChB, FRACS (Plast.) Auckland based Cosmetic, Reconstuctive and Hand Surgeon Plastic Surgery THE NEW ZEALAND FOUNDATION FOR COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY Check my website for details www.cosmeticsurgeon.org.nz Phone 09 529 2029 (Auckland) or CALL FREE on 0508 PLASTIC (752784) Providing a monthly service at Town Basin Medical Centre 131 Lower Dent St., Whangarei Next Clinic Tuesday 23rd August 2011 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL PILATES For bookings and inquiries phone: Miriam 09 407 1015 or 027 6123 550 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Starting Wednesday 17th August 5.30 -- 7.00pm Total Costs: $ 100.00 (All course materials supplies) Enrolments taken now This is a 6 week course teaching the principals and fundamentals of classical Pilates. This course is also suitable as a refresher for people that have done Pilates before. Roland's Wood gets a makeover Guardians: Friends of Roland's Wood John Horrell, left, and Iain Morrison in the gully which the Kerikeri Rotary Club has cleared of weeds and replanted. ' We encourage people to let their dogs off their leads but we ask them to clean up after their dogs and keep them under their control. ' -- John Horrell It s a little piece of Eng- lish woodland only a few minutes drive from Keri- keri s central business district. And until recently Roland s Wood on Inlet Road was one of the town s best-kept secrets. But a growing number of people are discovering the 4-hectare woodland which Roland Sansom bequeathed to the com- munity as a wooded park and dog exercise area when he died in 1998. Kerikeri Rotary mem- ber John Horrell spends most days maintaining the wood which the club has adopted as a com- munity project. He says the number of people visiting Roland s Wood has increased dra- matically in the last six months. People are coming from as far as Coopers Beach to see the blue- bells in the spring. The wood is a great place for summer picnics and is popular with dog walkers year-round, he says. It s unique. There is no place like this in Kerikeri for dogs to exer- cise. The trust has spent about $50,000 of $200,000 Mr Sansom gifted for the wood s upkeep -- creating a visi- tor car park, replacing perimeter fences and installing seats and a picnic table. Members recently fin- ished clearing the last weed-infested area of the wood. The bulk of the work is completed, Mr Horrell says. They plan to plant more deciduous trees in the cleared area which is a swampy gully with ponds. In the fullness of time, the wood will look after itself, he says. Iain Morrison set up Friends of Roland s Wood and has just retired as an advisory trustee of the Roland s Wood Trust which the Far North Dis- trict Council ad- ministers. He says Mr Horrell and other Rotary members, including John Graham, have done an enormous amount of work at the wood. They ve taken it from a jungle to a lovely park. The trust and the council have invited dog owners to use the wood- land as a dog walking area when the Kerikeri Domain is closed for rugby training during the Rugby World Cup. We encourage people to let their dogs off their leads but we ask them to clean up after their dogs and keep them under their control. Under the deed, this is a safe place for people and dogs. Phone John Graham at Kerikeri Rotary Club on 407 9510 if you would like to help the club look after the wood.
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