Northern News : September 14th 2011
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By EMMA GODWIN PUMP up the lilo and wrap on the water wings, Kaikohe s community pool is getting spruced up for summer. The HUB Services Charitable Trust has been running the pool for the past four years and now, thanks to a big helping hand from Bun- nings Warehouse, it s getting upgraded to ensure it meets pool safe accreditation standards. With the accredi- tation we can apply for funding to help run and maintain the pool, trust member Leaf Pakai says. Bunnings are provid- ing the building ma- terials and labour to replace the concrete and rebuild the seating. Their contribution is invaluable. Bunnings store man- ager Brent Molineaux is happy to help. Our community in- volvement committee aligned with the HUB Trust because we felt that their projects ben- efit a wide section of the community, he says. The pair met when Mr Pakai featured on the TV programme Mucking In. We saw how involved in the community Leaf was and decided that we could do a lot of good in this community by work- ing with his trust, Mr Molineaux says. Other projects we re helping with include cre- ating a softball diamond at Lindvart Park and the Library Square develop- ment. Bunnings committee chairman Haki Himiona is enjoying helping out at the pool. I use the pool myself, as do my church group which runs activities here, but it s really about helping the youth and providing them with a safe swimming pool. The Far North District Council provides funds towards the cost of the pool but its operational costs are about $120,000. Once we have the pool safe accreditation we can apply for funding to keep the pool open, Mr Pakai says. Meet with mayor Brown People wishing to meet Far North mayor Wayne Brown at com- munity board meetings this month are reminded to make an appointment first. Mr Brown will be available to discuss issues with members of the community at meetings as follows: Today, September 14, 9.30am to 10.30am, Te Hiku Community Board, Doubtless Bay Tennis Club, Loke Cres, Coopers Beach. September 21, 9.30 am to 10.30am, Kai- kohe-Hokianga Com- munity Board, Horeke Town Hall, Horeke. September 28, 9.30am to 10.30am, Bay of Islands- Whangaroa Com- munity Board, St Johns Ambulance Hall, Kawakawa. People who want to meet the mayor need to register first, in- dicating what they wish to discuss. Go online to www. fndc.govt.nz and click the meeting request form link under the Meet with the Mayor notice to make an appointment. People who don t have access to the internet can phone Mr Brown s executive assistant Lau rell Pratt on 0800-920-029. Superstar welcome for Canadians Mid North welcome: Kaikohe Christian School kids hanging with the Canadian stars, Brian Erichsen, Nathan Hirayama, Conor Trainor and Andrew Tiedemann. O Canada: Singing the national anthem at Northland College, Eddie Fairhurst, Conor Trainor, with moose, and Nathan Hirayama. Go to www.northern news.co.nz to see a Far North welcome for the Canadians. Canada s RWC players were treated like rock stars when they ventured into the mid north last Friday. First they were mobbed by Ohaeawai Primary School kids who gave them a reception akin to Beatle mania, then they made their way to Northland Col- lege where they received a rousing powhiri by col- lege students supported by the local primary and pre schools. The team was clearly blown away by the experience. Team media manager Tom Kennedy says they were not used to such popularity in their own country because they re not hockey players. The guys are really enjoying New Zealand, not just playing rugby but also mixing with fans and engaging in the cul- tural experience. Player Conor Trainer says the Ohaewai School welcome was amazing. The kids are really excited but we re equally as excited. It s so differ- ent in Canada, here we feel like superstars. When I get back home, it s back to uni and back to being just another number. After the welcome the team split up and played touch with the kids. Northland College s first XV girls rugby team was treated to a workshop with the men. Coach Jackie Shelford says it was a reward for her team which hadn t started out well this season but progressed to come third on the table with four girls making it into the Northland rep team.
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