Northern News : November 23rd 2011
3 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 23, 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 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 Williams Rd, Paihia Ph: 09 402 7465 84 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri Ph: 09 401 7295 NYD JEANS FIT DAY Thursday 1st Dec 11.30 - 5.00pm To Take up this opportunity please phone 09 401 7295 to make an appointment. This is a FREE service provided by NYD Jeans & Anne of Craicor. SUMMER FASHION PARADE Saturday 26th Nov - 3pm Tickets $10 from Anne of Craicor Store (Limit 130 tickets so be in quick) GST case prompts warning A KERIKERI woman was sentenced to six months home detention on six charges of tax evasion when she appeared in the Kaikohe District Court last Wednesday. The charges involved nearly $36,000. Janet Meliame Emanuel, 43, had been found guilty on six charges of providing altered, false, incomplete, or misleading information, namely GST returns. Investigations manager, assur- ance, Jonathan Matthews, said Emanuel filed GST returns claiming refunds for expenses that her business, which undertook home renovation work, had not incurred. Ms Emanuel claimed GST refunds on six separate occasions between May 2008 and March 2009 and was subsequently advised by Inland Revenue she had to account for the refunds. Inland Revenue repeatedly asked Ms Emanuel to provide a record of her business activities to support the claims yet she did not provide any information of her clients, the work she had under- taken for them, and how much income she had received. Ms Emanuel claimed that her business records had been destroyed or lost when she was moving house and she could not reconstruct these records either. Mr Matthews said that failing to keep complete and accurate records of their transactions is one way that some individuals and businesses try to evade their tax responsibilities. The importance of keeping up-to- date and accurate records is clearly stated in this year s compliance focus document. Inland Revenue is undertaking initiatives to assist customers in maintaining their records and those who have lost their records are advised to contact us. Incomplete or no sales records are often an indicator of hiding cash income and non-compliance and we will take action in such cases where this is found to have occurred. Great result: Curator Del Bristow in front of cloak by Georgia Luke. Silent art auction a big hit A silent art auction has raised $3421 for the new wharekai (dining hall) at Te Kapotai s Waikare Marae. Moerewa art gallery curator Del Bristow hosted the auction at the Tuna cafe. The response was amazing, Ms Bristow says. It has com- pletely exceeded my expectations and those of the marae. They were hoping it would raise $1500 and we ve doubled that. All 34 donated art pieces sold with a total of 42 bids and one artwork, a painting by Wendy Atkinson, will be donated by the purchaser to the marae. Other groups in this area are now interested in the possibilities of using art auctions as a fund- raiser which is great news for the community and our artists, Ms Bristow says. EasyVote packs are on their way The distribution of nearly three million EasyVote cards and infor- mation packs has begun. EasyVote packs make it easy for voters to have their say in the 2011 general election and referendum on New Zealand s voting system, chief electoral officer Robert Peden says. EasyVote packs include import- ant information about where to vote, the candidates for your elec- torate, political party lists, and how to vote in advance if you can t get to a polling place on election day. We ve also included a detailed brochure about the referendum on New Zealand s voting system, to be held at the same time as the general election on Saturday, November 26, Mr Peden says. If you enrolled before Wednes- day, October 26, the pack will con- tain your EasyVote card. Take this with you when you go to vote, as it will make voting faster and easier, Mr Peden says. You can still vote if you don t have an EasyVote card, but it will take a bit longer. If you haven t received an EasyVote pack you need to enrol. To get an enrolment form freetext your name and address to 3676, go to www.elections.org.nz, visit any PostShop or call 0800-36-76-56. Novel way to borrow library books Book in: Systems librarian Sabine Beard displays an electronic book she downloaded on to a tablet computer. Driving long distances to get a book out of a Far North District Council library will soon be a thing of the past for many people. The council has formed an online library called NOVe-L (Northern Virtual E-Library) with nine other libraries from Hawke s Bay north. The consortium is making elec- tronic copies of more than 300 books available to Far North library users after signing an agreement with American e-book supplier Over- Drive. From November 22, people with a valid library card will be able to browse books on the consortium s website via a portal on the council s website. They can download copies to Windows or Mac computer, iPhone, iPad, Sony Reader, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Android or Windows Phone 7. Users will need to install free OverDrive Media Console software to download titles and have Adobe software to read e-books on their computer or mobile device. Systems librarian Sabine Beard says the online library will remove geographical barriers that prevent many library users from borrowing books as often as they would like. We re trying to make the infor- mation in libraries more accessible by adapting our services to widely- used information technologies, but offering electronic versions of books online doesn t spell the end of public libraries. Most of our titles will still be available in a print version at our branches and many people will still prefer to read books this way. Go to http://library.fndc.govt.nz to access NOVe-L.
November 16th 2011
November 30th 2011