Northern News : August 24th 2011
2 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 24, 2011 NEWS Editor Malcolm McMillan Ph 09 405 2743 email: northern editor@snl co nz Northern Regional Manager Lynne Popham Ph 09 405 2744 Kaikohe Ph 09 407 0361 Kerikeri email: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Alan Puru Ph 09 405 2749 email: alan puru@snl co nz Classifieds Free ph 0800 022 812 Free fax 0800 022 815 email: email@example.com or 09 405 2040 email: northern accounts@snl co nz 12,214 Audited Circulation (ABC December 10) Up to 12,300 Copies Delivered (each Wednesday) to Kaikohe, Okaihau, Ohaeawai, Moerewa, South and North Hokianga and Kaitaia. Rural areas include: Awanui RD 1. Kaikohe RD 1, 2, 3. Kaitaia RD 1, 2, 3(part), 4. Kawakawa RD 1, 2, 3. Kohukohu RD 1. Broadwood RD 2. Kohukohu RD 2. Okaihau RD 1, 2. Russell RD. Kaikohe Office: 60 Broadway, Kaikohe. P.O. Box 1, Kaikohe. Ph 09 405 2040 Fax 09 401 2129 Kerikeri Office: 93 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri. P.O. Box 392, Kerikeri. Ph 09 407 0050 Fax 09 407 0369 www.northernnews.co.nz As part of Specsavers National Eye Care Day, we are proudly donating $5 from every eye exam* to The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ to help restore sight worldwide. Join us in supporting Fred Hollows' vision and book an eye exam at Specsavers between 27th -- 31st August. ...WE'LL DONATE $5 TO THE FRED HOLLOWS FOUNDATION NZ. 50% off standard eye exams.^ Call now or visit specsavers.co.nz to book your eye exam. Kaitaia: 408 6113, Kerikeri - Horizon Centre: 407 7760. EVERY EYE EXAM BETWEEN 27-31 AUGUST FOR* *Applies to standard eye examinations only. Excludes contact lens examination. ^50% off eye exam applies to standard eye examinations only, normally valued at $60, reduced to $30. Excludes contact lens examination. Limited to one per person and subject to appointment availability. Conditions apply. Limited time only. See specsavers.co.nz for full details. © 2011 Specsavers Optical Group. SMART_SPE12290. Proudly partnering 331 WAIPAPA RD, KERIKERI PHONE 09 407 9861 / FAX 09 407 9871 / MOBILE 027 492 8691 Police officer returns to roots True blue: Rawene's new constable Noel (Nore) Martin. By EMMA GODWIN There's a new cop on the beat in the Hokianga. Rawene's constable Noel (Nore) Martin has returned to his roots to focus on com- munity policing. Hokianga born and bred, Mr Martin finds it easy to establish links with the com- munity. I'm from Mitimiti so I have connections here with whanau and others and I've found the people here have been very welcoming.'' The opportunity to return home and work with his people was a huge drawcard for Mr Martin. When I began policing, I worked for two years on the front line in Avondale but sometimes the work, although essential, felt like applying a sticking plaster. But here working as a com- munity constable allows me to get to the heart of problems.'' Before returning to the Far North, Mr Martin worked as the Maori Liaison Officer for Waitakere Police. In that role he found collaborative projects seeded the greatest change. Now that I have a broad area to cover, from Taheke to the Waipoua Forest, I'm looking at ways to empower communities to help them- selves to stay safe.'' Mr Martin will focus on youth. I have a passion for policing, especially working with youth. I'm helping our young people create pathways to a brighter future that will keep them out of the system.'' Alongside station col- league senior constable Jef- frey Cramp, Mr Martin is running a policing-in-schools programme in Opononi. With his wife, he has been coaching the students in kapa haka. This kind of work, he believes, helps break down barriers and change perceptions among the youth. Sugar dusting: This shot of the snow-dusted Waima Ranges was taken at 10.55am on August 15 by Heather Beazley from her Waima Dairy shop Goldfish Corner. Thank you to all who sent in photos of Far North snow on the hills, from Dargaville through Tutamoe, Donnelly's Crossing and Mataraua Rd. Icing on the cake PM rebooks Kerikeri visit Prime Minister John Key will be visiting the Far North tomorrow. His visit planned for last week was post- poned because of the state funeral for Sir Paul Reeves in Auck- land. Mr Key arrives in Kerikeri at 11am. After a private lunch, he will speak at a public meeting at the Kerikeri Golf Club at 1pm and depart Kerikeri airport at 2pm. Mr Key hopes to re- schedule his planned visit to Kaikohe soon.
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