Northern News : November 2nd 2011
4 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 2, 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 Showers clearing and fine spells increasing. Winds changing to fresh westerly. A few showers and fine spells. Southwest- erlies. Fine spells at first, showers developing from evening. Westerlies. Showers, clearing for a time. Westerly winds. Fine with westerlies. Fine. South- westerlies. Fine. Light winds. 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Some 15 years afer we started and already 5 years past its expiry date our District Plan came at a signifcant cost not only in terms of ratepayer dollars, now well into the millions but at signifcant opportunity costs to the public whereby those funds could have been directed to more productve purposes. Also policy lag, whereby the issues the District Plan was developed to address have signifcantly evolved by the tme the policy becomes operatve. There is no doubt that the appeals process has been used vexatously and deliberately to hold up development and planning. Some partes do not partcipate fully in the council hearing process preferring to leave their powder dry for the appeals process. Knowing that an Environment Court appeal process exists means that there is no incentve for partes to resolve issues at the frst opportunity. Recent research by the Ministry for the Environment shows substantal costs are borne by Councils during the appeals process with only 37% of total costs incurred prior to notfcaton. The report also questons the value of duplicatng or repeatng evidence via the Court process. There is signifcant churn and cost associated with relitgatng plans and policies prepared under the Local Government Act. New Zealanders have long supported a planning regime with extensive rights of consultaton, submission, hearings and appeal. The concern is that while public consultaton adds value to policy making this value can and ofen is outweighed by the tme and costs involved. In additon public partcipaton in the process dramatcally falls away leaving only those with vested self interest and or commercial interests partcipatng in the process. Removing the appeal right to the Environment Court is likely to cause considerable anxiety however the introducton of a new procedure which removes the delays associated with appeals would rank highly in terms of being eﬀectve and achieving desired outcomes. A new one-stop shop hearing procedure has been developed by Waikato Regional Council and is gaining support from other authorites around NZ. Local Government New Zealand has also come out in support of reform announcing It is tme to restrict the Environment Courts appeal process. The road to reform paper suggests that the Environment Court functons be transferred to a one-stop shop hearings process bar appeals made only on points of law. I think it has great merit lets see what our law makers decide! Paid Opinion Piece T O PIX Bladder Problems? New developments!! 2011 Leakage? Sick of wearing pads or having to hunt for toilets all the time? 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RIVERSIDE WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE 131 Lower Dent St, Whangarei Tel: 09 438 2188 Fax 09 438 7866 See 'Riverside Women's Healthcare' in www.healthpoint.co.nz 3591008AG LAND PLANNING AND SURVEYING 90 Kerikeri Road PO Box 211, Kerikeri 0245 F 09 407 7366 firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 407 9182 2598141AA Murray Beagley MBChB, FRACS (Plast.) Auckland based Cosmetic, Reconstuctive and Hand Surgeon Hand, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery THE NEW ZEALAND FOUNDATION FOR COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY Check my website for details www.cosmeticsurgeon.org.nz Phone 09 529 2029 (Auckland) or CALL FREE on 0508 PLASTIC (752784) Providing a monthly service at Town Basin Medical Centre 131 Lower Dent St., Whangarei Next clinic Tuesday 15th November 2011 4146155AA Confidence booster ABOUT THE ARTS WITH MIKE NETTMANN Klassic Kid: Hine Jones performing at the Turner Centre. Consistency is the last refuge of the unimagin- ative. -- Oscar Wilde Russell happenings South Sea Art: I Love You by artist Nemesh. Nemesh has become a popular exhibitor and workshop artist at South Sea Art in Russell. His workshops have helped emerging artists find their voice giving them the confidence required to overcome their inhibitions. His art is instantly recognisable with its rich textures and explosive, dramatic, gestural shifts in tone and colour favouring reds, blues and purples that it has become almost formulaic. One would hope that this does not lead him to becoming a prisoner of his own originality. Nemesh will be giving a workshop on November 5 and 6 and an evening class on November 4. For more info contact Janet at southseaart @paradise.net.nz. Just Imagine: A trip to this gallery is always rewarding with its eclec- tic collection of incredible glass works and fine art from around New Zea- land and the world. South African artist Audrey Rudnick s date- palm-frond sculptures are simply superb. On the quirky side, Sally McGuire s car bon- net fuses painting and sculpture with a tongue- in-cheek message. Tod Douglas Te Wai Pou- namu is a marvellous example of how an artist can deceive the viewer into believing what they are seeing is the real thing. The gallery also features one of my favourite Northland artists Bill Snider with a few new abstracts on show. Hysteria at Paihia Library Gallery I have to congratulate this gallery for stepping up to the mark and showing a more select and improved quality of art. This exhibition features a range of well- known Northland artists with two familiar Auck- land names -- Ailie Snow and Vjekoslav Nemesh. All the artists use a wide range of mixed media for their personal dialogue regarding artistic and intellectual expression. A few outstanding pieces that caught my eye: Ailie Snow s The Book of Maude Arabella; Catrina Sutter s Flax and Linen Weaving; Nora Grieve s collage and watermedia piece; Hone Tiatoa s Jackson triptych and Mary McKay s Mangrove I&II. Klassic Kids at Turner Centre This was by far one of the best lunchtime con- certs this year featuring piano students of Larry Jenkins and Jill Cottle. Confidence, precision and excellence were in abundance with each student performing with- out fault, delighting the somewhat small audi- ence. These concerts highlight the incredible talent we have in the Far North and also the remarkable tutors resid- ing here. The past few concerts have had a con- siderable drop in audi- ence numbers. I urge you not to give up on our young talent and the fabulous vehicle these performances give to encouraging our youth and with your donations going to a worthy cause. Kerikeri High School exhibition This annual, highly anticipated exhibition of high school art is always a treat and without fail showcased some remark- able artworks. This year I was taken by the innovative pho- tography folios and the number of students pur- suing this art form. With the advent of digital photography students now have to go beyond the mere photo- graph and explore other techniques and processes and Keri High show they are doing just that and extremely well! Students show art Okaihau College s art and design exhi- bition is being held in the college hall on November 3 from 9am to 6.30pm and November 4 from 9am to 3pm. Student work is on display and for sale. There is a gold coin entry. Fundraiser dinner It s all go at Rawene Dance Club. There s a Guy Fawkes fundraiser dinner on November 4 at Rawene Town Hall followed by the annual dance, themed Spring Fling, on November 12. The November 4 fundraiser dinner ($30) includes a British themed gourmet meal and live music. Bookings essential. The annual dance on November 12 includes a live dance band Wikid, featuring vocalists and musicians from the Kai- kohe area. . The venue is also the Rawene Town Hall. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets at $10 can be bought from dance club members or at the door. Email janiecinzori@ gmail.com or phone 405-7718 for more information.
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