Northern News : November 2nd 2011
3 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 2, 2011 NEWS Takeaways@Haruru Falls Bring the family for Sunday Roast Bottom old Wharf Road Phone 09 402 7525 Reservations Preferred Haruru Falls Resort Panorama Restaurant „ Bar „ Takeaway Fish & Chips, Burgers & More Ribs, Steak & Fish Welcoming Summer Open 7 days From 7 November Mon-Fri 7.00-3.00 Sat-Sun 8.30-2.00 Gluten Free Food Baked Daily Relaxing Courtyard Garden 93 Kerikeri Rd Kerikeri Opposite Police Station email@example.com www.santeez.co.nz Ph: 09.407.1185 One-wheel champs do Northland proud Unicycle crazy: From left: Matthew Dyer, Aidan Crawley, Chris Huriwai, Sam La Hood and Daniel Wade of Team Dargawheel. Photo: DIANE CRAWLEY A UNICYCLING team from Northland has picked up the bulk of prizes at Uni Weekend, the New Zealand unicycle nationals. It is held in a different city every year at Labour Weekend. This year s Uni Weekend was held in Taupo, organised by the Taupo unicycle club and attracted around 30 competitors. Over the three days of compe- tition, there were races, high and long jump, mountain unicycling, street and flatland. Northland s Christian Huriwai of Otaua, who is also a world champion, says the weekend was an awesome success with most of the events won by the Northland team. Winners in their categories were: Street: Chris Huriwai, Mike Padial. Junior Street: Samuel Tzi- koucos, Sam La Hood, Daniel Wade. Flatland: Chris Huriwai, Mike Padial. Junior Flatland: Sam La Hood, Samuel Tzikoucos, Daniel Wade. Long jump: Chris Huriwai, Mike Padial. High Jump: Mike Padial, Chris Huriwai. Sam La Hood also set new national records for female long jump and high jump. The next competition Christian, Mike Padial and Sam La Hood will be attending is the Australasian nationals, Uninats, in Melbourne in March. Christian holds the current Australasian title for flatland, street, long jump and high jump, while Mike will be hoping to win the trials -- jumping and balancing competition -- and take away Christian s high jump title. Sam La Hood will be hoping to take out every female category competition they have or junior street and flatland. Poachers caught with 715 undersize paua Northland fishery of- ficers have apprehended a group of four men with 715 paua, all of which were undersize. Northland field opera- tions manager Darren Edwards says the Kai- kohe men, aged between 18 and 39, travelled from Kaikohe to Takou Bay on Northland s east coast. This is one of the larger paua apprehen- sions in Northland, Mr Edwards says. The smallest paua measured 78 millimetres (the minimum is 125) and the group had more than 17 times the maxi- mum daily allowance. The daily bag limit is 10 per diver. Fishery officers had observed the group diving along a reef at the northern end of Takou Bay. Northland paua offending is usually con- fined to the remote reefs along the west coast between Kawerua and Ahipara, but recent activity like this suggests offending is now becoming more apparent on the east coast, Mr Edwards says. Our fisheries are coming under constant pressure and offending on this scale puts that much extra unnecessary stress on a finite resource. Mr Edwards says the men would be charged with serious offences against the Fisheries Act and would face fines of up to $250,000 and poss- ible forfeiture of dive gear and a vehicle. Report suspicious activity to 0800 4 POACHER (0800-476- 224).'' Review is an online bonus feature There are many reasons why more people are turning to our online e-editions, including videos, photo spreads and great competitions. Now there s even more to see that you won t find in your regular print issue. He says, she says is an occasional movie review by our digital team, Kate Russell and Ben Rogers. Kate and Ben have just been to see the new release In time, starring Justin Timberlake. Find out what they thought and check out a trailer of the movie by going to www.northernnews.co.nz and clicking on Latest Edition. Take a few seconds to follow the prompts if you haven t already subscribed -- it s simple, free and you only have to do it once. Disabled carparks warning A zero tolerance will be taken towards motorists who park illegally in parking spaces reserved for disabled people. That is Te Hiku Com- munity Board chairman Dennis Bowman s mess- age to Kaitaia and Doubtless Bay residents who park in mobility parking spaces in shop- ping areas. Mr Bowman says mobility parking spaces are clearly identified and reserved for people who can t walk, rely on mobility devices or are unable to walk more than 200 metres unaided and who hold a mobility parking permit. He is disappointed that a high number of able-bodied motorists park in mobility parking spaces, despite the gov- ernment increasing the infringement fee by $90 in 2008. It may be convenient for you to park right out- side the supermarket or bank, but by doing that you are creating hard- ship for a disabled per- son who can t use that space, Mr Bowman says. Those who park illegally in mobility parking spaces on public roads will risk an instant fine of $150 if they are caught by council moni- toring officers, Mr Bow- man warns. There is no shortage of parking spaces in Kai- taia. Do you really want to pay $150 for the con- venience of being a little bit closer to the shops? He asks people to notify business owners if they see cars without an orange mobility permit parked in mobility park- ing spaces. Book giveaway winners Winners of our most recent book giveaways are Lynley Boyle of Opua who won The Kiwi Backyard Hand- book and Alysha Blunkell-White of Kai- taia who won The Treasure Thief. Congratulations to both and once again, thank you to all who entered the draw. Look out for more book giveaways soon.
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