Northern News : October 26th 2011
2 NORTHERN NEWS, OCTOBER 26, 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. Ph 09 407 0050 Fax 09 407 0369 www.northernnews.co.nz Creating a Healthier NORTHLAND Kia Hangahia He Hauora Mo Te Tai Tokerau MENINGOCOCCAL C Immunisation Programme Meningococcal disease is serious. That's why Northland children and youth -- 12 months to under 20 years of age -- are being offered free immunisation to help protect them from Meningococcal C Disease. Being vaccinated at your school, a community clinic or by your GP can protect you from Meningococcal C. IT TAKES ONLY ONE VISIT. If you have been vaccinated for Meningococcal B, you still need to be vaccinated for Meningococcal C as they are different. Talk to your family doctor today about getting vaccinated or to locate the nearest vaccination clinic to you call 0800 430 123 or go to www.northlanddhb.org.nz. If you have any of these symptoms: • Fever • Vomiting •Arash • Headache • Drowsiness • Or a stiff neck DON'T WAIT -- SEE THE DOCTOR MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE IS SERIOUS If you are sick go to the doctor. If a friend is sick, take them to the doctor. • If you are not getting better go back again • Don't stay alone • Meningococcal disease can progress very quickly Meet the candidates ELECTION 2011 Come along today and tomorrow and meet candidates who want to represent you in Parliament in the upcoming elections. Expected to attend meetings in Kaitaia this evening and at Mangonui tomorrow, are: Barry Brill of Act, Northland Kelvin Davis of Labour, Tai Tokerau (today only) Pauline Evans of The Green Party, Northland Hone Harawira of the Mana Party, Tai Tokerau Ngawai Herewini of the Mana Party, Northland Mike Sabin of the National Party, North- land (today only) Waihoroi Shortland of the Maori Party, Tai Tokerau. Lynette Stewart of Labour, Northland Listen, learn and ask questions. The Kaitaia session is this evening at 6pm in the REAP Centre, 33 Puckey Ave. The topic is Build- ing Sustainable Local Economies. If global- isation is the future why are our towns full of empty stores and why don t all our youth have quality jobs? This evening will be hosted by Far North REAP, Transition Town Kaitaia, Korero Corner, Vision Far North and the Kaitaia Business Association. It will be chaired by Warren Snow of Envision New Zea- land. Mangonui session: Thursday, October 27, at 6pm in the Mango- nui Hall. Topic: Coastal Policy and Marine Protected Areas. The evening will be hosted by The Doubtless Bay Marine Protection Group, and the Doubtless Bay Ratepayers Associ- ation. It will be chaired by lawyer Bryce Quarrie. Each candidate will have time to present their case after which there will be open dis- cussion with questions from the floor. Local expo a winner Bridal success: The Wedding and Fashion Expo was a real crowd pleaser. Keeping it local was the key to success for the Bay of Islands Wedding and Fashion Expo in Kerikeri. Organisers say people were really happy the expo featured local businesses and they liked the fact they were supporting each other. Miranda Pasley from Keri Party Hire says feedback from the stall holders was very positive and the live entertainment was a big hit. People really enjoyed the music and the displays, as well as the food and coffee. We d like to thank the Turner Centre for their support and for being so accommo- dating when we were setting up, she says. With 250 tickets sold, the organisers were able to present the Bay of Islands Riding for the Disabled with a $2000 cheque. We were hoping we d raise $1500 and praying we d make at least $1000, so $2000 has cer- tainly exceeded our expectations, Ms Pasley says. RDA co-ordinator Glenys Ros- sell ran the group s stall at the expo and says it was a fantastic effort and the money would go towards an all-weather arena. The success of the expo is the icing on the cake for Keri Party Hire which recently won gold in the service industry category at the Tall Poppy Awards. Church leaders applaud support The Kaikohe Church Leaders Forum commends the Kaikohe- Hokianga Community Board for recently adopting the Kaikohe Community Development Plan. The plan has six focus areas -- cultural, economic, environment- built, environment-natural, social and spiritual. The areas each have goals set in them. Of special interest to the forum is the spiritual focus area. Renowned Maori and Pakeha his- torical figures embraced Christian faith and values, embedded them into the Kaikohe community and left a heritage that is still growing today as seen by the many churches in the town, members say. The forum believes it is imposs- ible to talk of a spiritual focus of the community without recognis- ing the historical, cultural and contextual role of Christian faith and values. Members say the majority of residents in Kaikohe may not be regular church goers but they are still affiliated to some form of Christian religion according to the census. One of the goals of the forum is to promote inter-denominational events to unite the church atten- dees and promote community leadership around festivals like Christmas, Easter and Matariki. Another goal is to promote faith-based social support services that strengthen families by addressing issues of marriage, parenting, drug and alcohol abuse, budgeting and gambling addiction, etc. Members believe churches can have a direct positive influence on the economic, health, emotional well-being, crime and domestic violence statistics by promoting and supporting marriages.
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