Northern News : September 7th 2011
4 NORTHERN NEWS, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 NEWS am369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pm Tide Movement and Height for Russell Fishing Calendar by Bill Hohepa Tide Data LINZ TIDE & WEATHER GUIDE 3 2 1 0 Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Weather Forecast for Northland m For the latest weather information including Weather Warnings Fine, apart from cloudy periods. Winds mainly easterly, but afternoon sea breezes also. Fine, apart from cloudy periods. Winds mainly easterly, but afternoon sea breezes also. Fine, apart from cloudy periods. Winds mainly easterly, but afternoon sea breezes also. Drizzle developing and northeasterlies freshening. Showers. Northwesterlies. Showers with westerlies. Showers with westerlies. 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Oddly enough for a politcian it was a huge step outside of my comfort zone to front up on Natonal television and tell the world about the saga of the catastrophic failure of the external cladding and roofng of my home. When I built my home, I decided to use an imported product as both the external cladding and roofng. I checked that it had a BRANZ appraisal certfcate and was certfed for use in New Zealand additonally The Building Act required a minimum guarantee period of 15 years for roofng. So when this product universally failed 8 years into 15 year warranty period I was confdent the law would prevail silly girl the resultng saga of trying to seek legal redress via the consumer guarantees act and the disputes tribunal was enough to break the most resilient of us. Watching Ta rg e t was the frst tme I realized how many hundreds of homes through- out New Zealand were aﬀected by this same product failure. How many thousands of peoples lives like mine were aﬀected and the fnancial costs were absolutely staggering. Like most of those interviewed I had no choice but to remortgage and re clad. Heartbreaking at the tme and probably unachievable to most in todays fnancial markets! I am not writng this column to bag this product or the suppliers This was at the tme a reputable product manufactured for over 60 years and available for use in over 190 countries and yet for some inexplicable reason (probably UV exposure) it catastrophically failed in New Zealand. So where does that leave us, the home owner s of today and the future when New Zealanders all over the country are watching their largest investments failing and rotng in front of their eyes? Should we be looking at a more stringent regime of product certfcaton and testng? And should we alongside this endorse more toughening up of the Building Act bearing in mind this inevitably makes homes more diﬃcult and expensive to build and will no doubt impact on the ability of innovatve and new products to compete in the market. I can understand why aﬀected home owners, the Crown and the insurance industry are pushing back but it reminds me of the song Litle boxes on the hill side, litle boxes made of tcky tacky, litle boxes on the hill side, litle boxes all the same. Is there a danger here of over regulaton to point we are dictated to about design, materials, colour and shape and is that really the kind of future we want? I think it might be coming and it doesnt give me any comfort at all. with FNDC Councillor Ann Court 2603068BA Paid Opinion Piece T O PIX OHAEAWAI BUTCHERY 2010 FREE DELIVERY to Kaikohe Tuesday and Fridays OHAEAWAI BUTCHERY Home of the Quality Meats Phone Basil or Christine on Ph (09) 405 9838 Fax 405 9853 $30.00 MEAT PACK 1kg Mince, 1kg Beef Sausages, 1kg Chicken Pieces, 500gm Tenderboy Steak $40.00 MEAT PACK 1kg Mince, 1kg Frying Steak, 1kg Sausages, 500gm Weiner Schnitzel, 1 Chicken, 500gm Luncheon $50.00 MEAT PACK 1kg Beef Sausages, 1kg Mince, 1.2kg Brisket, 1.2kg Pork Bones, 1.2kg Tenderboy Steak, 500gm Luncheon SO WE NEED YOU TO MAKE A DATE TO DONATE KAITAIA CHILDRENS COMPLEX -- SOUTH ROAD WED 7 SEPT 10am-4pm THU 8 SEPT 8.30am-2.30pm KAIKOHE WAR MEMORIAL HALL FRI 9 SEPT 8.30am-1.30pm A GREAT THING TO DO Sports clubs score big in community board funding rounds Sports clubs are the big winners in the latest allo- cation of grants by the dis- trict s community boards. Boards gave out money totalling $36,228 this month, with more than half the money going to sports groups. The Te Houtaewa Trust was the biggest winner with a $10,000 grant from Te Hiku Community Board. The trust will use the money to stage a Top Town event as part of the 2012 Kaitaia A & P Show. Board chairman Dennis Bowman says it was happy to support the event because it would bring northern com- munities together and add another dimension to the show. Other organisations to get grants from the board were: Houhora Golf Club -- $6000 towards the costs of instal- ling a new water pump Kaitaia Children Complex -- $4000 to reseal the carpark of the complex which is used by Girl Guides, Scouts and the Air Training Corps Mangonui School -- $3000 to hire equipment for a Xmas in the Park event which will raise funds for a school hall Araiwa Hall Society -- $1897 towards holding a centennial for the Pukenui hall which has been used as a wedding, sports and social venue Kaitaia Community Arts Service -- $240 to help stage a musical performance by New York-based chamber music quartet The Meler Ensemble. Kaeo community groups received $5551 from the Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Com- munity Board. The community board gave $2788 to Waihapa Marae to go towards the costs of hosting the annual Piri Mokena Sports Tourna- ment during Labour Week- end. The committee responsible for organising the Kaeo Christmas Parade received $2333. The Kaeo Rugby Club received $430 towards the costs of hosting a visit by three All Blacks on Friday. The Kaikohe-Hokianga Board gave $5000 to help pay for the installation of a streetlight near the Waiariki thermal pools at Ngawha. The board allocated the money on the proviso that the streetlight be installed before the Rugby World Cup. It will also ask the trust that manages the Waiariki pools to tidy up a reserve near the pools. The board also gave $540 to Sekope and Caroline Livai to help host a lunch for the Tongan world cup rugby team at the Okaihau Com- munity Hall on September 18. Model doing rounds Second chance: The public will have a say on the proposal to build this Hundertwasser- designed building, originally rejected by the city. The scale model of Whangarei s proposed Hundertwasser Art Cen- tre has been moved from Whangarei s Central Library and will be on display in centres in the Far North district for the next three months. The model is at the Far North District Council s service centre and library in Kawa- kawa, next to the Hundertwasser toilets, until the end of this month before going to Kerikeri at the Procter Library, Paihia at the Maritime Building, Kai- kohe Library and Kai- taia. Following its tour of the north, the model will be housed at Whan- garei s Hub tourism information centre at the Town Basin. Public con- sultation on the proposal to build the $12.2 million Hundertwasser Art Centre will begin next March as part of consul- tation on Whangarei Dis- trict Council s Long Term Plan 2012- 2022.
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