Northern News : December 14th 2011
6 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 14, 2011 NEWS Lucky Shoppers Draw Win $1000 Cash In the Christmas Shoppers Draw Make a $20 or more purchase at a participating retailer to qualify. Seeinstorefordetails. Every participating Shop has a box. The public draw for this competition will be drawn at The Twilight Market 23 December. Competition runs from 1st December to 23rd December. Just in time for Christmas KKDBA Members Kerikeri District Business Association Playing their part Exploring ideas: The 19 Far North students who attended the recent Northland Regional Council Youth Summit. Nineteen Far North students were among 55 young people from throughout Northland who gathered for the Northland Regional Council Youth Summit in Whangarei on Novem- ber 24. The summit was held at Whangarei s Onerahi Yacht Club. It saw students discuss coastal environmental issues and what they could do to make a difference. Six Far North schools -- Ahipara, Karetu, Okaihau College, Orom- ahoe, Oruaiti and Oturu -- were all represented at the event. The summit explored ways in which young people can play an active role in the future sustainable management of Northland s coast. Northland Regional Council education officer Susan Botting says it s encouraging to see Northland students tak- ing an active interest in protecting their marine environment. Achievements recognised: The Okaihau College year 7 and 8 junior prizegiving was held on Wednesday, December 7 attended by proud parents and caregivers. Top students rewarded for hard work Adventure on Urupukapuka Island Sheer delight: Bay of Islands College year 10 student Sunny Rapena with her first snapper. We snorkelled, orien- teered, tramped, kaya- ked, fished and watched whales. Bay of Islands College annual year 10 school camp on Urupukapuka Island was another suc- cess, with 70 students and 15 teachers and parents enjoying camp- ing. While out fishing off Moturua Island with Hookin Bull Charters, nine lucky students spent a magic hour fol- lowing a humpback whale and her calf -- a rare sighting in the Bay of Islands. It was a privilege to see these magnificent creatures in our back- yard. For year 10 student Sunny Rapena from Moerewa it was not only her first first time fishing, but her first time on a boat. The look on her face and scream of sheer delight when she landed a 4.5kg snapper made it the perfect trip. All at the college are extremely grateful to the owners of Hookin Bull Charters for their donation of the vessel for the school camp week. -- Darren Markin Bay of Islands College Book and hammer winners Wow -- what a response to our November book giveaways and the chance to win one of five FatMax Stanley ham- mers. We were inundated with entries, so com- miserations if your name didn t pop out of the hat. Book winners were Alan Hessell of Opononi who won Historic Auck- land & Northland, with assorted children s books being won by Willow Rawiri, Damia Feisst and Libby Hooten. Stanley FatMax anti- vibration hammers were won by Tracey Pomana, Karon White, Janine Parsons, Mike George and Brian Hall. Watch out for more giveaways in the North- ern News.
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