Northern News : September 21st 2011
2 NORTHERN NEWS, SEPTEMBER 21, 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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Bring in an eye exam coupon from any competitor and we'll honour it. ^ Kaitaia: 408 6113, Kerikeri -- Horizon Centre: 407 7760 specsavers.co.nz Wellington posting for North's top cop Positive policing: Superindendent Mike Rusbatch. Superintendent Mike Rusbatch is taking on the role of Wellington district commander after nearly ten years of working with the Northland police. Mr Rusbatch has been the Northland district commander since February 2007 and will take up his new role this week. He started his career in the police in 1982 and held a number of frontline, investigative and supervisory positions in Welling- ton and South Auckland before moving to Northland in 2001 as the policing development man- ager. From there he took on the role of Far North area commander in 2003. In August 2006 he took a secondment as executive officer for the domestic and external security group of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet before moving back to Northland as the district commander. During his time as Northland district commander, Mr Rusbatch has overseen the construction of new police stations including Whangarei, Kerikeri, Houhora, Russell and Northland Police Dis- trict Headquarters. Other highlights during his time as district commander have included the large drop in road fatalities, an increase in public trust and confidence in Northland police as seen in the citizens sat- isfaction survey, a successful Wai- tangi Day, which continues to attract large crowds, the estab- lishment of the Far North alcohol team -- a joint police, Far North District Council and Northland Health initiative that has led to a reduction of the harm caused by alcohol and the implementation of the Northland Community Pride campaign. Mr Rusbatch says those positive gains in the district are due to the hard work and dedication of Northland police staff and key community partners who are working together to make North- land a place that people want to live and work in. An example of this collaboration is the Northland Intersectoral Forum, in which police are a member. This group of govern- ment, local and non-government agencies has made several gains in improving the lives of Northlanders in the areas of edu- cation, employment, health and social wellbeing, he says. In terms of policing Northland does have its challenges, particu- larly with its geographical spread and high deprivation but we have police staff who care about the communities they work in and I know they will continue to work with our partners to ensure these communities are safe. Mr Rusbatch says he has enjoyed his time in Northland and will miss its people and great cli- mate, but is also looking forward to the challenge of overseeing a large urban district. Kauri ball: Japan Rugby World Cup captain Takashi Kikutani was presented with a carved kauri rugby ball made by Kerikeri artisan Davey Briggs. Hokianga welcome for Japanese rugby team On Sunday, coach John Kirwan and his 50-strong Japanese rugby team visited the Hokianga to pay tribute to the Hokianga Harbour and Tane Mahuta. They were welcomed by Far North mayor Wayne Brown and Hoki- anga kaumatua Goff Rawiri and John Klaricich. The team mixed and mingled with the local community, dignitaries and visiting media before enjoying freshly caught crayfish and paua in the restaurant at the Cop- thorne Hotel. The team then left by coach for the Waipoua Forest accompanied by local Maori guides from tourism company Footprints Waipoua. The Japanese team was introduced to Tane Mahuta with a series of waiata -- a spine-tingling and spiritual experience in the darkness of the forest. A strong bond has developed between the Japanese people and Waipoua Forest when the world s first Family of Ancient Trees agree- ment was signed in April 2009. This union brought together Jomon Sugi, a giant cedar on Yaku- shima Island off the coast of Japan and Waipoua Forest s giant kauri Tane Mahuta. Tourism New Zealand Japan has been promot- ing the Northland region and the Waipoua Forest as a place to learn about the history, culture, and unique flora and fauna of New Zealand. A day at the races Narrow win: Bonecrusher, left, pips Our Waverley Star in the 1986 Cox Plate. It s been 25 years since two New Zealand cham- pions Bonecrusher and Our Waverley Star battled it out stride for stride at one of the annual event s most memorable meets in 1986. And the Moonee Val- ley Racing Club, in con- junction with the North- ern News and Suburban Newspapers is cele- brating by giving away a $5000 return trip for two to Melbourne including six nights at the spec- tacular Crown Metropol Hotel from October 19-23, entry to a number of Cox Plate events, pre- mium hospitality on race day and tickets to Love Never Dies at the Prin- cess Theatre, courtesy of Tourism Victoria. Write the answer to the following question on the back of an envelope and post it in to Tatts Cox Plate Competition, Northern News, PO Box 1, Kaikohe 0440 to go into the draw: You can also email the answer to online.admin.@snl.co.nz. Which horse won the1986WSCox Plate? Entries close at 5pm on October 2 and are open to people aged 18 and over. Watch this paper next week for one last chance to enter the draw. More information about the Tatts Cox Plate and competition terms and conditions can be found in today s e-edition version of the Northern News. 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