Northern News : November 23rd 2011
10 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 NEWS Do you know you can study for your Arts degree in Kerikeri? Visit our 3rd YEAR GRADUATE EXHIBITION and ARTS SHOWCASE Opening: Friday 25 November from 5.00 - 8.00pm Viewing times: Saturday 26 November to Friday 3 December 10am to 4pm Arts? Interested in a career in the 'Some gave all' Jayne Maria Sprott Stay local, study at NorthTec • Agriculture • Applied Arts • Applied Environmental Sciences • Business Administration and Computing • Forestry • Foundation Studies • Health and Safety • Horticulture and Sustainable Rural Development • Social Services • Te Reo • Tertiary Teaching Courses on offer in the Kerikeri area for 2012 include: Do you want to study but need to combine your learning with other commitments? Then study close to home at one of our friendly regional campuses or learning centres in Kaitaia, Kaikohe, Kerikeri or Räwene. Be near to whanau and get all the support you need to succeed. You can learn from tutors who are leaders in their fields and embark on a new career or create employment opportunities for yourself without leaving the north. Contact: Donna (09) 407 5855 Freephone 0800 162 100 www.northtec.ac.nz Refer to our website for Terms and Conditions Enrol Now for FEB 2012 Rally for women Strong not violent: Motorcycle rally for a violence-free world for women. A high-profile motorcycle rally championing a violence-free world for women returns to the Far North this weekend. Bream Bay Community Support Trust will host the Northland leg of the White Ribbon Ride on Novem- ber 26. This year is the 20th anniversary of White Ribbon which mobilises action to eliminate violence towards women. As well as representatives from the Patriots Defence Forces Motorcycle Club, the riders will include a new group, Te Ahi Kikoha (the sharpened flame), made up of Maori men committed to the anti- violence kaupapa. Riders register with a food voucher or donation for Women's Refuge at the trust headquarters in Ruakaka Village from 9am on Saturday. Classic car enthusiasts depart for Kaitaia at 9.30am fol- lowed by the motorcyclists at 10am, with stops scheduled for Kaeo and Awanui. Anyone can join the ride provid- ing they have a valid licence, warranted bike with a minimum engine size of 250cc and are willing to take the pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about viol- ence towards women. Contact Phil Paikea or Sue Rudman on (09) 432-7197 or 021-121-0763. Further information on the White Ribbon Ride is avail- able at www.whiteribbon.org.nz or see www.nnsvs.org.nz for more details on the National Network of Stopping Violence, Te Kupenga. Students off to youth summit A record 57 students from 18 Northland schools will gather for a special Youth Sum- mit at Whangarei's Onerahi foreshore tomorrow. They will discuss coastal environmental issues -- and what they can do to make a dif- ference. The day-long work- shop, organised by the Northland Regional Council, is held annu- ally and brings together year 7 and 8 students from throughout North- land. The summit is built around a coastal mar- ine theme and investigates ways in which young people can take an active role in the sustainable management of Northland's coast. Regional council staff will work with students as well as leading them through a mock resource con- sent hearing. The pupils will also develop action plans to help them deal with an extensive range of coastal environmental issues. Issues include eel breeding, ground accessibility, water quality and marine reserves. The free summit, the 16th hosted by the council, is at Onerahi Yacht Club from 8.40am and 3.25pm. Students will be attending from the fol- lowing schools: Ahipara School, Excellere College, Kamo Intermediate, Karetu, Maungakara- mea, Mangakahia Area and Ngunguru Schools, Okaihau Col- lege, Oromahoe, Oruaiti, Otamatea High and Oturu Schools, Parua Bay, Tangiteroria and Te Horo Schools, Tiki- punga High School, Whangarei Heads School and Whangarei Intermediate. Crime link probe Police have been focus- ing on people in the com- munity who have failed to attend court hearings and who they believe have links to recent bur- glaries in the Far North. Part of the police focus has also been on prem- ises in the area that take scrapmetal and second- hand goods in exchange for cash. While most of these businesses are working well, police have reminded operators of the legislation that governs their business. Premises that don't have processes in order have been provided with the opportunity to turn that around. It is a timely reminder for people to question whether it is legitimate when items are offered for significantly less than normal market prices. If you are aware of anyone who is breaking into people's houses or cars or trying to sell stolen property, call your local police or Crime- Stoppers (anonymously) on 0800-555-111. Far North acting area commander inspector Jackie Whittaker says it is important people take care and secure their property. If you go out, lock the windows and doors and ensure that property is marked and you have recorded all serial numbers,'' she says. If we all do our bit in making our community safer it will be better for us all.''
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