Northern News : September 28th 2011
4 NORTHERN NEWS, SEPTEMBER 28, 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 Cloud becoming widespread and some drizzle developing towards evening with freshening easterlies. Cloudy with drizzle areas. Fresh easterlies. Cloudy with areas of drizzle. Fresh easterlies. Areas of drizzle. Easterlies. One or two showers. Northwesterlies. One or two showers. Northwesterlies. Showers with westerlies. 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Contact us now Ph 09 407 6222 www.northernradiology.co.nz If you are a Woman aged over 40 years an ANNUAL MAMMOGRAM is the best way of detecting early breast cancer. Pakaraka stock truck effluent site opens A new stock truck efflu- ent disposal facility has opened at Pakaraka on State Highway 1 be- tween Kawakawa and Kaikohe. The $140,000 shared cost facility, com- missioned by the NZ Transport Agency and the Far North District Council, will help improve highway safety. The NZTA has also spent $150,000 improv- ing weighbridge facilities at the site and recon- structing the highway. Northland s Regional Transport Committee had identified a need for a facility to provide a ser- vice for the growing number of stock trucks on the region s highways. The NZTA says the facility is necessary for the farming community and will benefit all road users as well. Mayors want to create more jobs Mayoral challenge: Otorohanga Mayor Dale Williams was invited north to present on the Mayors Task Force for Jobs. By EMMA GODWIN Keeping youth gainfully employed is a huge challenge for any region in New Zea- land. In the rural deprived areas of the Far North it seems a utopian dream. The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs offers a way councils can turn the dream into reality and last week, Otorohanga Mayor Dale Williams gave presentations in Kaikohe and Kaitaia to show how it can be done. The taskforce is a nation- wide network of mayors which began in 2000 with seven mayors. Now all but three New Zealand mayors are members. Kaikohe and Hokianga Community Board deputy chairman John Schollum invited Mr Williams to visit to see if the Far North would benefit from membership. The taskforce s focus is on youth (16 to 18-year-olds) employment and engagement in local communities. In his presentation Mr Williams said the number of unem- ployed youth is appalling and the consequences are far- reaching. For youth who decide to stay in your area, their experience will be either posi- tive or negative and you will wear the results either way. If we can get the youth working, they are likely to delay getting pregnant, they ll be in a position to buy a house, they ll be less transi- ent, and they ll pass on a good work ethic to the next gener- ation. Mr Williams argues that we need to be smart in our approach and work effectively on the issues of employment and livelihood. This is a long-term project, there s no quick fix. It s vital you do your research and have a clear understanding of what is in your community, the businesses and the train- ing providers, before you set about finding solutions. Mr Williams says it s imperative to match real needs with real resources otherwise projects will fail. Mayor Wayne Brown who attended the presentation in Kaitaia was impressed with the concept but says the model Mr Williams uses simply wouldn t work in such a different region. Mr Williams can ride his bike around his district in 10 minutes, but we ve got a vast area with small to medium sized communities all with different businesses and needs. Mr Brown intends to offer a contract between himself and the three community board chairs. I m a different sort of mayor to Mr Williams, the size and complexity of our district means I have to focus on the big picture and dele- gate others to focus on the detail. Mr Williams says many mayors delegate respons- ibility for the taskforce to other elected members, all that is required is the mayor s approval. St John counting on support and volunteers Bad old days: A Rawene patient is transferred by old-style ambulance -- a horse-drawn sled. St John ambulance has been an integral part of the Hoki- anga for many years and it has come a long way in that time. In the old days a horse pulled a sled over muddy roads while now ambulances are equipped with high-tech equipment and there is access to rescue helicopters. Other things have changed over time and that includes the higher cost of running such a valuable service. St John Ambulance Services are not fully govern- ment funded. Contracts with the Ministry of Health, ACC and district health boards fund only 80 percent of our ambulance service operating costs. The shortfall is made up of community donations, fundraising, revenue from commercial activities and contributions from part charges. Because of this shortfall St John needs to pass a part charge on to those who use the ambulance for a medical call. It will now be $67.50, the first increase in more than 10 years. One way households can lessen the impact of the part charge, especially if they are likely to use the ambulance service, is to consider joining the St John supporter scheme as a subscriber. The scheme is designed for individuals and family households to support St John but also has the benefit of covering part-charge costs. The cost to join is $35 for individuals or $55 for households. St John is also looking for ambulance volunteers to help support their local communi- ties, especially in Rawene, Omapere and Kohukohu to help provide 24/7 emergency cover. Volunteer ambulance officers form a vital role in providing pre-hospital emerg- ency care to the community. They should be motivated team players with a positive attitude and good communi- cation skills. Recruits should also be honest, reliable, demonstrate integrity and empathy as well as have a full driver s licence. For anyone wanting further information on the supporters' scheme or interested in becoming an operational volunteer phone 0800 ST JOHN (0800-785-646).
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