Northern News : September 21st 2011
18 NORTHERN NEWS, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 NEWS Great Savings with Farmlands! Farmlands Trading Society Limited FAR20287 Solo 475 Knapsack Sprayer Roundup 360 Pro 20L Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997, No.P004161. Waipapa 30 Klinac Lane (09) 407 6953 email@example.com Kaitaia 31 North Park Drive (09) 408 4031 firstname.lastname@example.org While stocks last. All prices include GST. Valid until 30th September 2011. *SHAREHOLDERS PRICE is the price Farmlands Trading Society Limited Shareholders pay. Retail Price SAVE* SHAREHOLDER PRICE $120.66 $109.50 $11.16 20L 46565 Retail Price SAVE* SHAREHOLDER PRICE $202.27 $169.50 $32.77 10251 BONUS Notebook with every Solo 475 Knapsack Sprayer purchased (while stocks last) 25kg NRM Peck 'n'Lay 25kg Retail Price SAVE* EVERYONE'S PRICE $30.16 $25.50 $4.66 26541 EVERYONE'S PRICE $29.95 Brushed Cotton Shirt Twin pack TWIN PACK Visit us at 30 Klinac Lane, Waipapa (Everyone welcome!) Iodine study wins award A 16-year-old Kerikeri High School student s study into iodine levels in horse feeds and supplements has earned her this year s Northland Regional Council Excel- lence Award at the Top Energy Far North Sci- ence and Technology Fair. Student Sophie Burling s project Inves- tigation into the concen- tration of iodine in com- mon horse feed products and hence recommended feeding quantities was one of 124 science fair entries involving about 200 students from nine Far North schools. The science fair -- which began in 1978 -- was held over three days at The Turner Centre in Kerikeri and is organised by Far North science teachers. The regional council prize contributes $1000 towards the cost of the winner s university studies and must be used within three years. Sarah plans to use her award next year to initially study biological sciences at either Massey University or the Uni- versity of Auckland, before moving on to further specialised study in equine genetics. Her research investi- gated levels of the important trace mineral iodine in common horse feeds and supplements such as wheat chaff, dried kelp, a grain-based feed and a mineral mix. She chose her research topic after noticing com- mon physical signs of iodine imbalance in horses at friends and acquaintances horse studs. Sophie has repres- ented New Zealand three times in showjumping, the first in Colombia, South America, at the age of 12. She is cur- rently developing her own team of horses as part of working towards her goal of competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sophie says there is a very small window for correct levels of iodine with the same physical symptoms showing up for too much or too little of the important trace mineral. People might see a horse with a goitre and up iodine intake think- ing the horse was lacking in the mineral. However, the opposite could apply. She says the only true way to test iodine levels is by blood tests. Group speaks by the book When literacy charity Duffy Books in Homes needs to inspire almost 100,000 children they call on a dedicated group of inspirational New Zealanders to help them out. Duffy Books in Homes Role Models visit more than 540 low decile schools twice a year to deliver the charity s key message -- It s cool to read and cool to achieve. While Duffy kids look forward to receiv- ing two free books each during the next three weeks, they are just as excited to hear from an inspirational role model during a special school assembly. Role Models visiting Duffy schools include Shortland Street s Ali- son Quigan, Tonight presenter Greg Boyed, authors Tony Williams and Alistair McIntyre, Newstalk ZB news- reader Niva Retimanu, television presenter and model Jo Holley, storytellers Rhubarb, entertainer Adrian Kirk and netballer Linda Vagana. They make the con- nection between their careers and their love of reading and show children, some of whom have never owned a book in their lives, that reading provides a pathway to success. The books don t cost them or their families a cent. Since the official launch in 1995 with 80 schools, 16,000 stu- dents and 14 sponsors, the Duffy Books in Homes programme has grown to encompass 541 schools and around 100,000 students. Visit the website www. booksinhomes.org.nz. At the cutting edge of fashionable art Stylish: Above and below: Evening gown and wearable art by NorthTec fashion design student Navit Skelton. Three students in the second year of their diploma in fashion design at NorthTec have sewn up top placings at the Bernina Fashion Awards. Kohi Manu- kau, Jessica Smith and Navit Skelton all have prom- ising careers in designing wear- able art and fashionable garments. Kohi, from Kaikohe, was runner-up in the Dancing Queen section, Waipu resident Jessica was highly commended for a wearable art piece and Navit, from Tangowahine Valley near Dargaville, was placed second equal for her wearable art entry and also placed third in the evening gown sec- tion.
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