Northern News : October 26th 2011
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Comprehensive vehicle repairs: Cars, Vans, Utes, 4 x 4s, Light Trucks. COURTESY CAR We Also Sell TYRES! Ph/Fax (09) 407 6627 55D Cobham Road, Kerikeri Mob: 0274 532 220 3420464AM Getting behind the trail Books to wheels: Retired Kaikohe bookseller Ray Clarke has launched a cycle trail bike hire business with help from Paihia i-Site staff Julia Crane and Holly Adams, and Kerikeri High School students Tom Morrison and Bryn Lavell. A bookseller is the latest person to build a busi- ness around the He Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail. Ray Clarke owned PaperPlus in Kaikohe for 21 years before selling the book and stationery store earlier this year. He launched a new Paihia-based bike hire business called Top Trails on Monday after becoming a regular user of the first completed section of trail from Okaihau to Kaikohe. I ride the trail quite frequently myself and really enjoy it. I wanted to share the trail with others.'' Ray isn't the first per- son to hire out bikes to people cycling the trail which will be 85km when it is finished. Kaikohe 10-year-old Te Aroha Whareaitu began offering bikes for hire from his brother's Station Road cafe Trumps in August. But he is the first operator to target the Bay of Islands tourist market by offering van and trailer transpor- tation to and from the trail. That's where the people are. That's where the accommodation is.'' Top Trails is also the first business to partner with the trail under the New Zealand Cycle Trail official partner pro- gramme. The programme, which aims to boost New Zealand's credibility as a cycling destination, allows businesses to be recognised as official partners of the trail. He Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle trail co-ordinator Adrienne Tari says the physical trail is only part of the overall product that will attract cyclists. Cyclists will need a range of services, includ- ing accommodation, transport, bike hire, food, petrol, sightseeing and entertainment. The official partner logo tells customers they can expect a high level of service and a warm wel- come from a business. It gives trail users confidence in the quality of the product,'' Adrienne says. She is keen to hear from other Far North businesses that are interested in becoming official partners of the trail. Fees collected from trail partners help to maintain, develop and market the trail. Phone Adrienne Tari at 0800-920-029 or email Adrienne.Tari@fndc. govt.nz for details. Polish icon returns to Motuti church Motuti Madonna: Wiga Autet with the copy of the Icon of Czarna Madonna at Totara Point. A copy of a Polish icon, special to the Catholic community, has been presented to St Mary's Church, Motuti. The icon is a copy of the Czarna Madonna or Black Madonna, which for more than eight centuries has been venerated in the shrine of Jasna Gora in Poland. Pope John Paul II gifted a copy of the icon to all New Zealanders during his official visit in 1986 as a symbol of the unity of nations and of the church. The gold-plated icon travelled for 20 years to many places around New Zealand. It came to Motuti before being taken to St.Patrick's Cathedral, Auckland. After visiting St. Mary's Church in Motuti, Kerikeri resi- dent Wiga Autet learned how much the local people had appreciated having the copy of the icon. So during a trip to Poland in 2009, Ms Autet approached Car- dinal Dziwisz, a friend of her family, to see whether he might donate another copy of the icon. He gladly did so and signed the icon. The return of the icon took place as part of a pilgrimage which included a trip to Totara Point, the site of the first mass held by Bishop Pompallier in the Hokianga. The pilgrimage reached its conclusion on a wet and windy October 1, when Ms Autet delivered the new Icon of the Black Madonna to St.Mary's church in Motuti. She was accompanied by Bishop Patrick Dunn from Auckland, mem- bers of the New Zea- land Polish community and local parishioners. The presentation of the icon took place at a mass in the church where the remains of Bishop Pompallier now lie.
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