Northern News : August 31st 2011
5 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 31, 2011 NEWS Taipa students blend music and business Two students from Taipa Area School have turned their passion for music into a business. Amber Csore and Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi are taking part in the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme, powered in Northland by Top Energy. Their company is called CHUR (Creative Harmonious Ultimate Records). Their business idea is to create a CD featuring songs performed by Ahomairangi. Both Amber and Te Karehana are in the band, along with ve other teens from the Doubtless Bay area. Amber and Te Karehana are currently producing the band s CD, which will sold at Taipa Area School, Tai FM, The Warehouse and online. The YES programme is now supported by Play It Strange, who are focused on supporting young songwriters throughout the country. Play It Strange CEO Mike Chunn saw Ahomairangi perform recently and was very impressed with the band. CHUR will compete with other Young Enterprise music companies for the RockShop Album of the Year Award. Amber says the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme has been stressful at times but they have enjoyed learning how to run a business. FIXCREATIVE : YES8 CHUR directors Amber Csore and Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi with their band Ahomairangi. 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Nor vets, Highway Vets & Kerikeri Vet Clinic also participating. In addition, Bay of Islands Veterinary Services, will donate $5 per desexing procedure to the Humane Society of NZ or BOI SPCA Notice of meeting - Hikurangi Swamp Scheme A meeting will be held regarding the Hikurangi Swamp Scheme at Fonterra Farms, Jordan Valley Road, on Wednesday 31 August at 10.30am -- 12.00pm, to discuss: Hikurangi Swamp Scheme Liaison Committee Hikurangi Swamp Scheme Liaison Committee upon M P Simpson Chief Executive Officer Whangarei District Council Site compares telecomms deals Consumer NZ has launched a telecommuni- cations comparison website which enables consumers to find the best deals from telecom- munications and inter- net service providers. Telme.org.nz provides price comparisons for internet, landline, mobile, TV and mobile broadband services. The site, which is free, enables consumers to make comparisons of the myriad deals on offer and what those services will cost on an ongoing basis. The site has been developed in an effort to introduce more trans- parency to consumers in pricing of telecommuni- cations services. Telme will help people to work out if they are getting a good deal from telecommunications providers,'' Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin says. By spending just a few minutes on the site people will be able to compare prices from the various telcos side by side. They will be able to make an informed decision about how much they want to pay for the services that suit them.'' Using the free site is simple, she says. Consumer NZ is look- ing to promote compe- tition in the telco indus- try and to demystify the huge number of available plans, she says. Community gets advice on digital changeover Telly advice: Sam Cummings is a Going Digital community adviser. With December 1, 2013 confirmed as the final date for Northland television going digital, help is available from Sam Cummins, community adviser Going Digital is the gov- ernment information campaign to help make sure that people have the information they need to go digital. My role is to work in communities and provide people with the infor- mation they need to go digital,'' Mr Cummins says. I am available to work with communities, local organisations and residents so I'm encour- aging people to get in touch. More than eight out of 10 households in the area have gone digital and are enjoying better picture and sound qual- ity, additional channels and benefits such as on- screen TV guides. If you have Sky or Freeview you have already gone digital. If not, you'll need a set top box with a satellite dish. If you live in Whangarei, you may be able to watch digital TV with a UHF aerial and a UHF set top box, but this will depend on where you live.'' He says: Some rugby fans have pretended not to hear me when I've told them they don't need a new 50-inch HD TV to go digital. Going Digital's recent Search for New Zealand's oldest telly showed you do not need a new TV because almost any television can go digital with the right equipment.'' Go to www.going digital.co.nz, call 0800-838-800 for more information about going digital. Contact Mr Cum- mins on 027-559-3335 or email Sam.Cummins@ goingdigital.co.nz if your community organisation wishes to learn more about going digital. Development opening date Our story, Revamped welcome to Kaikohe, on August 17, P4, stated the Ngapuhi Asset Holding Company would open the new development in Kai- kohe this November. The Paper Plus will open in November. However, the cafe and service station reno- vation will not open until early 2012.
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