Northern News : October 5th 2011
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Sorry, no dogs allowed in market Community Stall & Carboot/Flea Market area available Consideration for Community Groups, contact Email: email@example.com NEW SATURDAY MARKET At the RSA on the lawns 36 Cobham Road Kerikeri 7am to 1pm Open 7 days 8.30am -- 5.00pm Eftpos available 4kms north of Taipa on State Highway 10 Ph: 09 406 0813 • www.rolgc.co.nz Where Plants don't cost the earth New container load of glazed pots arrived in store Great colours, great sizes, great shapes. We import direct so you save! Hibiscus Great range of new season plants Email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring us to receive our monthly email newsletter about What's "Hot" at the "River of Life" Booze still the big problem By EMMA GODWIN ABOUT 100 community and marae-based co-ordinators tackled the big drug and alcohol issues facing youth at a Community Action Youth and Drugs hui at Pakanae Marae in Opononi last week. Hokianga CAYAD man- ager and Hokianga Health chief executive John Wiggles- worth says the Hokianga team was thrilled to host the national hui because it gave them a chance to work with colleagues in their field. Sometimes we feel quite isolated in our work so it was great to talk with others in a similar field and discuss ideas,'' he says. The challenge that has arisen from the hui for us is that the Ministry of Health has directed CAYAD to focus on illicit drugs but our experi- ence shows us that alcohol is a far greater problem among our youth.'' At the hui Dr Chris Wil- kins discussed his research in New Zealand. His extensive research shows that illicit drug taking among youth has decreased,'' Mr Wigglesworth says. Use of methamphetamine for example, has declined.'' CAYAD is the only grass- roots initiative in New Zea- land focused on illicit drugs and alcohol, with a strong involvement in Maori com- munities. Hokianga CAYAD co- ordinator Marara Rogers says this presents a challenge for them. We need to find a balance. Illicit drugs are used by our youth, but they are often used alongside alcohol. It's really important for us to collabor- ate and bring in other services. For example, social services, mental health ser- vice and youth transition from Ngati Hine.'' Hokianga CAYAD works with schools, sports clubs, iwi and community groups to support youth and healthy lifestyles. They also help alcohol outlets such as sports clubs and marae develop poli- cies for responsible and safe supply of alcohol. We've been successful with our submissions to reduce licence hours but youth still find alcohol so we've still got more work to do,'' Ms Rogers says. See www.cayad.org.nz for more information. For Hokianga contact Marara Rogers on 021-457-719 or email marara.rogers@ hokiangahealth.org.nz. For Kaitaia contact Tony Cook 021-448-451 or email email@example.com. Real estate boss, local identity dies Ian Knox QSM of Kerikeri died sud- denly on Saturday. Mr Knox was the principal of Ray White Real Estate and was noted for his many years of service to his community in a var- iety of roles. Mr Knox first became involved in real estate in 1966 and gained vast experience in all forms of real estate activities for national and inter- national clients. He was one of the longest-serving real estate practitioners in Northland. In recognition of his contribution to the industry, Mr Knox was awarded Fellow- ship of the New Zea- land Real Estate Insti- tute in 1995. He was a Member of the Institute of Man- agement, made a Jus- tice of the Peace in 1985 and was awarded the Queen's Service Medal for his volun- tary involvement with Kerikeri community activities including roles as founding chairman of the Keri- keri Retirement Vil- lage, chairman of the Returned Services Trust, and chairing and having an input into a host of other Kerikeri community and service organis- ations. Mr Knox was also president of the Bay of Islands Riding for the Disabled group. Beauty partners supreme winners again Tops: Top Energy Tall Poppy Supreme Award winners, Mark and Jodi Osborne of Doubtless Beauty. The team from Doubtless Beauty in Mangonui have done it again. They won the Top Energy 2011 Tall Poppy Supreme Award for over- all top performing busi- ness in the Far North on Wednesday night, at the awards dinner held at Wharepuke in Kerikeri. This is the second time husband and wife team Mark and Jodi Osborne, have won the award, taking out the pres- tigious Tall Poppy Supreme Award in 2009, jointly with Northpoint Trust. Although the Tall Poppy entry numbers were down this year, the event still attracted entries from businesses across the district. The awards are designed so that busi- nesses can benchmark themselves each year against the progress that they have made,'' Top Energy chief executive Russell Shaw says. This means the Tall Poppy Awards process is a valuable annual tool for business review and planning.'' Other winners: Trusts and non- profit organisations: Kaikohe Agricultural, Pastoral and Horticul- tural Society -- silver; Midway in Northland Day Services Trust (MINDS) -- silver; Kai- kohe Car Club -- silver. Service industry: Margaretanne Roger, clinical psychologist -- merit; Keri Party Hire -- gold; REAL Property Kerikeri -- gold. Retail: Doubtless Beauty -- gold. Hospitality: Explore NZ -- gold; Morepork Riverside Lodge -- gold. Judges special award: Morepork River- side Lodge.
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