Northern News : August 10th 2011
8 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 10, 2011 NEWS 30 Oakridge Drive (off Cannon Drive), Kerikeri Craig White, Manager 09 407 8549 | 0800 221 800 www.visionseniorliving.co.nz MEMBER THREE VILLAS AVAILABLE NOW FIXED FEES FOR LIFE * ｩ Ectg qh gzkuvkpi vtggu0 ｩ Tgoqxcn qh fcpigtqwu vtggu0 ｩ Tgoqxcn qt tgfwevkqp qh vtggu hqt uwpnkijv qt vq kortqxg xkgy0 ｩ Rcno tgoqxcn ( ockpvgpcpeg0 ｩ Pq lqd vqq dki qt uocnn0 Ecnn 2:22 :95546 Beach-cleaner set for summer PROGRESS Stage two of the design campaign for Paihia is under way. Feedback from the community design process in June has been analysed and the results can be found at www.paihia nz.co.nz. The trust is now focusing on appointing a professional designer to develop some draft designs, based on community feedback over the last two years. Focus Paihia will be calling for expressions of interest from designers interested in being involved in early August. Spruce for summer: The machine expected from Germany this spring. Beaches at Pahia will be looking top notch for the summer with an invest- ment in a beach cleaning machine. Focus Paihia, with the support of Pub Charities, is buying the machine, which will come from Germany. This is an amazing opportunity for Paihia to take charge of its own beaches and to keep them clean, Focus Paihia chairman Grant Harnish says. It was such a struggle last year with weed and debris. While the com- munity did an amazing job pitching in to keep it clean, this beach cleaner will easily and con- veniently keep our beaches in top shape all year round. The cleaner can pick up debris as small as a cigarette butt, broken glass as well as weed and driftwood up to the size of a forearm without removing any sand. For larger debris there s a tractor with a front-end loader to pick up the pieces of drift- wood, available thanks to community support. The combustible debris will be transported to Gary and Di Hawkes farm for disposal. They have generously made their property available free of charge to the com- munity of Paihia, he says. The new machine will also be able to clean up rubbish from grassy areas. Mayor Wayne Brown says the initiative is a great example of com- munities and council working together to get things done . The Beach Tech Marina machine is due in September and will be operated by trained volunteers. We are the first town in New Zealand to own our own beach-cleaner thanks to Pub Charity, Grant says. Festival seeks more sponsors Planning for next Feb- ruary s Bay of Islands Arts Festival is well under way. The festival will be a full-on concentrated week from February 18 to 26. So book your annual leave now, festival director Mike Burch says. There will be a wonderful mix of theatre, classical music, jazz, dance, light music, comedy, cabaret and visual art, with 28 performances plus a week-long art exhibition. The festival pro- mises something every night and every week- day lunchtime, with 18 events in Kerikeri and 10 in surrounding towns. The final festival programme will be announced in Novem- ber. The budget for the festival is $250,000, and about a fifth of that comes from ticket sales. Contact Mike at www.bayofislands artsfestival.co.nz if you are interested in sponsoring the event.
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