Northern News : September 7th 2011
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By EMMA GODWIN Taking on the general management of both Te Ahu in Kaitaia and the Turner Centre in Kerikeri is quite a challenge. But Mark Osborne is not daunted. ‘‘It’s a balancing act for me,’’ Mr Osborne says. ‘‘I’m the general man- ager of Te Ahu and the project manager and I’ll be at the Turner Centre as general manager two days a week.’’ He also has two young children and a beauty ther- apy business in Mangonui. But watching him happily work behind the bar serv- ing beverages to the army of volunteers at the Turner Centre, it’s clear he has the energy and good humour to keep him driven. ‘‘Essentially I’m here to support governance and ensure Te Ahu and the Turner Centre remain sustainable businesses. They are run by trusts for the good of the community, but they still need to sup- port themselves,’’ Mr Osborne says. ‘‘The place is run really well and that is largely due to the incredible job the hundred or more volunteers perform. ‘‘What I intend to do is enhance what we have through marketing and strategic planning.’’ Government invests in waste The government is investing $2.3 million in waste minimisation projects in Northland that will create jobs and boost the local economy, according to Environ- ment Minister Nick Smith. Enterprise Northland gets $2.1 million from the waste minimis- ation fund towards the cost of processing more than 6200 tonnes of waste oyster shells and 300 tonnes of waste timber at Opua. ‘‘The Northland oyster industry is poised to expand. Oyster farmers need the space in their farms that’s currently clogged with waste shells and timber to support this expansion,’’ Dr Smith says. ‘‘It’s estimated that a fully oper- ational aquaculture industry could inject more than $200 million a year into the Northland economy. This project is expected to create 10 new fulltime positions and four part-time roles. ‘‘The new machinery being funded will process the oyster shells into an ingredient for cement and other calcium-based products. ‘‘At the same time, the waste timber will be turned into mulch for the Far North District Council’s civic gardens. This is exactly the sort of innovative pro- ject the Waste Minimisation Fund was set up to assist.’’ While in Northland Dr Smith also announced $190,000 from the fund to help establish the Whangarei Resource Recovery Park. The minister also announced that Environs Holdings Trust will receive $35,000 from the govern- ment’s community environment fund. Cool runnings And they’re off: The start of the seven and eight-year-old girls race at the Kaikohe and districts cross country, hosted by Ohaeawai Primary School. Race to the finish: Five-year-old Holly Pickery and Zara Haynes from Ohaeawai battle it out for first and second. THERE was fun, laughter and cheers at the Kaikohe and districts cross country for primary pupils at Ohaeawai school last week. In total, 18 schools with more than 600 children took part and the rain clouds held off for most of the day. The winners of the five and six-year-old boys race Rico Edwards and Nikau Donn- elley from Okaihau really impressed the crowds with their speedy finish. Ohaeawai principal Lee Whitelaw says it was a great day enjoyed by many.
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