Northern News : November 9th 2011
3 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 9, 2011 NEWS Redwoods Dental Centre, 1536 State Highway 10, Kerikeri (1 km north of the Kerikeri Crossroads Roundabout) Ph 09 407 4240 Michael (left), Denise (centre) & Matthew (right) Your experienced team Denise Mariu Dental Hygienist Michael Bain Dentist Matthew Bristow Dentist 2629318AA 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 4134840AB Welcoming Summer Open 7 days Mon-Fri 7.00-3.00 Sat-Sun 8.30-2.00 Gluten Free Food Baked Daily Relaxing Courtyard Garden firstname.lastname@example.org www.santeez.co.nz Ph: 09.407.1185 93 Kerikeri Rd Kerikeri Opposite Police Station Tom C Tyson Clinical Dental Technician No referral required All dentures crafted on our premises Repairs WINZ Quotes Insurance claims Eftpos & Visa Accepted REDWOODS DENTAL LABORATORY "where we make dentures" 1536 STATE HIGHWAY, 10 KERIKERI For appointment phone 09 4074251 Sheree's smokefree By EMMA GODWIN Not her future: Sheree Whaanga is smokefree and there's no going back. SMOKING is one of the hardest addictions to quit, especially when you ve been puffing on the fags since you were 12 years old. Sheree Whaanga from Kai- kohe succumbed to peer pres- sure to smoke cigarettes before she was of high school age. They cost $1.06 and you could buy them as a child, no one cared how old you were, says Ms Whaanga. Back then, I was determined to be a smoker until I died. That was until she spoke to people from the Ngati Hine Health Trust who were running a stall outside The Warehouse. A few of my colleagues at the Far North District Council had been discussing giving up smok- ing so I asked Ngati Hine if they would run a programme at the FNDC. We needed a group of 10 or more to run the smoking cess- ation programme and we recruited 12 men and women. The programme ran for eight weeks in June and I ve been smokefree ever since. Ms Whaanga admits that she had tried to quit once before but it didn t last. The difference this time, she believes, is the sup- port she received from the pro- gramme. Not only did we have the support of Ngati Hine through- out the programme as well as ongoing support once the eight weeks were up, but we had the support of our colleagues and this made a huge difference. Ms Whaanga says the ability to identify what her colleagues were going through with what she was going through helped her to cope with the withdrawals and the temptations to go back. It was so much easier to quit with a group. I would not have been able to come through with- out the support of my colleagues. I feel great. There s no going back for me now. For more information on Ngati Hine Health Trust s smoking cessation programme, email Kapuarangi Nathan at email@example.com or phone (09) 404-1551. Minister pays a visit Flying visit: Anne Tolley along with National Party candidate for Northland Mike Sabin, principal Lee Whitelaw and senior students from Ohaeawai School The Minister for Education Anne Tolley visited three schools across the mid and Far North last week. She was hosted by Mike Sabin, National s candidate for Northland. Mrs Tolley flew into Kaitaia and started her tour at Kaingaroa School. She was then driven to Ohaeawai School where students welcomed the visitors with a rousing kapa haka perform- ance before Mrs Tolley was shown around the school by senior students. The minister then visted Kerikeri High School where she toured the new science block recently opened follow- ing the arson that levelled the school s science classes in July last year. Mrs Tolley met school prefects then spoke and fielded questions at a gather- ing of teachers, board members and friends of the school. It was a very satisfying day and Mrs Tolley got to see a lot of the excellent work that is going on in these schools, Mr Sabin said. Fewer candidates taking part in the election The Electoral Commission has released the nominations for the 2011 General Election, with 13 registered political parties and 544 candidates contesting the election. Registered parties seeking the party vote: Act New Zealand Alliance Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party Conservative Party Democrats for Social Credit Green Party Labour Party Libertarianz Mana Maori Party National New Zealand First United Future There were 19 registered pol- itical parties and 682 candidates contesting the elec- tion in 2008. Candidates A total of 544 candidates (electorate and list) are stand- ing in this year s election. This compares with 682 candidates in the 2008 election. A total of 91 candidates are on the party list only and 73 are standing as electorate candidates . Thirty electorate candidates are standing as independents or representing unregistered parties (only regis- tered parties are eligible to con- test the party vote). The number of candidates standing both as an electorate candidate and on a party list is 380. The electorate with the most candidates is Wellington Cen- tral with 12 and the electorate with the lowest number of candidates is Waiariki with 3. There are 397 men and 147 women standing in the election. In 2008 there were 488 men and 194 women. The elections website is www.elections.org.nz. Parking wardens get green light Representatives from the Paihia and Kerikeri business associations attended the meeting to hear the FNDC decision on the future of parking wardens in their town. Two options were con- sidered, the first to pro- vide full coverage for Paihia and Kerikeri only; the second, to provide full coverage for Paihia and Kerikeri only for the period beginning Labour weekend through until the end of Easter week- end. Kerikeri requested the first option and Paihia the second. Both options were accepted by council. A public consultation process will be initiated for the creation of a vehicular right of way easement over a section of the pan handle of Fairy Pools recreation reserve. The board of adminis- tration of the Methodist Church of New Zealand has requested the right of way and have offered, in exchange for the right of access, to upgrade and seal the track to the value of $120,000. The council voted to grant a licence to occupy the Hobson Ave carpark to the Bay of Islands Food Group to operate a farmers market on Sundays from 6am to 5pm at a rental of $2 per stall, a public liability of $1 million and indemnity insurance of $500,000. Conditions include the removal of rubbish by the group, the provision of a free community stall and local entertainment. Land currently leased from the council by Nga Toa Iwi Whenua Te Kohanga Reo at 16 Heke St, Kaikohe was declared surplus to requirements and will be offered to the Kohanga Reo, which owns the building on the site, at its registered valuation of $25,000. The problem with some new developments diverting stormwater into neighbouring properties will be addressed by council. Peter Matthews prop- erty in Ahipara will be addressed with a view to identifying a standard solution for other areas of the district where stormwater compliance has not been met.
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