Northern News : November 16th 2011
2 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 16, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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. 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Ph 09 407 1065 11 Klinac Lane, Opposite the Warehouse ww.waipapaeyecare.co.nz Visit Chloe & Douglas for friendly professional eye care Massage, Beauty & Hair 578 Kerikeri Road (Behind Proactive Health) Phone 09 407 5541 Sebastian has joined the team at Hair By Nature KELVIN CRUICKSHANK WORKSHOP Omata Estate, Russell BAY OF ISLANDS Saturday, 26th November 9.00am - 5.00pm www.iticket.co.nz SOUL FOOD SHOW Capitaine Bougainville Theatre Forum North WHANGAREI Friday, 2nd December 7.00pm - 9.30pm www.ticketek.co.nz www.kelvincruickshank.co.nz Agency commended for service Top service: Kaitaia's Far North REAP driver and vehicle licensing agency staff, from left: are Brenda Tepania, Kiri Matiu, Ange Waitohi and in front with the flowers, Janelle Laurence. A mystery shopper from the Automobile Associ- ation has rated Kaitaia s Far North REAP Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency as highly commended with a score of 94 percent, helping the four AA licensing agents in Northland to be the highest performing prov- ince in the country. Each year, the AA mystery shops its 100 driver licensing outlets, and the focus is on cus- tomer interaction, how well queries are address- ed, staff attitude and ser- vice standard -- and the overall corporate image of the agency. AA general manager of driver and vehicle licens- ing David McLister says his organisation s annual mystery shopper survey has highlighted North- land as the best perform- ing region for quality of service, the knowledge of staff, overall staff atti- tude and service stan- dards. The four Driver Licensing Agencies at Dargaville, Kerikeri, Kaikohe and Kaitaia averaged a very impress- ive 93.5 percent against a New Zealand overall average at 82 percent. A year ago, Northland had averaged 88.5 percent so the improvements at all four agencies was an absolute credit to the staff and management. For rural New Zea- land it is the successful and committed agents like the four we have in Northland which make AA s involvement with licensing so satisfying. REAP Centre exec- utive Lisa Jones is proud of her team. Making all members of our community wel- come is standard daily practice. We have revamped our reception area to make it a relaxing and comfortable environment. Pools dip into cash Public swimming pools in the South Hokianga should remain open this sum- mer, thanks to the Kaikohe-Hokianga Community Board. The board voted at its monthly meeting in Pawarenga on October 12 to give Rawene and Districts Community Development Inc (RAD) $4000 towards costs of operating pools at Rawene and Opononi Schools. The group will use the money to train life guards, swimming teachers and water treatment techni- cians. Board members also voted to give Go Kai- kohe Promotions $1892 to paint murals in Marino Court and Library Square, Kai- kohe. Kaikohe Rotary received $400 from the board towards costs of hosting the first competitive run/ walk on the Okaihau- Kaikohe section of the Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail on October 23. Grant helps keep visitor centre open A visitor centre at Mangonui and a surfcasting contest at Ninety Mile Beach were the big winners in the latest allocation of grants by the Te Hiku Community Board. The board approved a $6000 community grant request from Doubtless Bay Promotions at its monthly meeting in Kai- taia on October 19. The group operates a visitor information cen- tre at Mangonui, but struggles to meet its costs from revenue, end- ing last year with a $6336 budget deficit. Board members also resolved to urge the Far North District Council to allocate Doubtless Bay Promotions $20,000 in its 2012/2022 Long Term Plan to help it keep the volunteer-run centre open. Organisers of the Cap- tain Morgan Snapper Bonanza received $5000 from the board towards costs of holding a surfcasting competition at Ninety Mile Beach from February 28 to March 3 next year. The inaugural Captain Morgan Snapper Bon- anza was held in March 2011 with the support of the Far North District Council, Te Hiku Com- munity Board and Kai- taia businesses. Awanui Progressive and Ratepayers Inc received $1100 from the board towards costs of holding an inaugural Awanui Day Festival and Top Town event in Awanui on November 5. The board declined a $29,536 grant request from the Far North Com- munity Foodbank Trust which distributed 779 food parcels to families and individuals in the district in the last financial year.
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