Northern News : December 21st 2011
2 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 21, 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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Contact us now Ph 09 407 6222 www.northernradiology.co.nz If you are a Woman aged over 40 years an ANNUAL MAMMOGRAM is the best way of detecting early breast cancer. CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH For the aged at Kaikohe Baptist Church. Tickets available for a donation at Bay of Islands Computers. LETTER Thanks I would like to thank the Bay of Islands Rotary Club for their encouragement and support in my application for the GSE Rotary Foundation Exchange to the United States to learn about Alternative Energy. They quickly made me feel at home in their meetings. It is very clear that these members have a big heart and commitment to reach out to help the community. They sat through my initial presentation and followed up with critical feedback which was a great help. Frank Leadley (president) and Richard Green put me through a mock interview and reviewed the revised presentation. They sent me off to the selection weekend with the knowledge that they believed in me and I felt very supported. Thank you again Bay of Islands Rotary Club for the sponsorship and support. I look forward to sharing the journey with you all and hope that I can bring back some helpful knowledge. Pip Bolton Cycle trail meetings The Far North District Council plans to hold a public meeting at the Okaihau Community Hall today at 6pm on its Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail Pro- ject. Another meeting will be held at the Horeke Community Hall tomorrow at 6pm. Project land access negotiator Mita Harris says a community map- ping exercise the council held in September to find a route for the Horeke- Okaihau section of the trail was well-attended. The mapping exercise showed us where people wanted the trail to go. We have followed their advice and have been talking to landowners.'' New runanga head Top job: George Riley is appointed chief executive officer of Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi. The board of Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi is delighted to announce that George Riley has been appointed Runanga CEO. His appointment fol- lows an external recruit- ment process which attracted highly quali- fied candidates from throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, with inter- est from Ngapuhi based overseas. Three short- listed candidates were interviewed by a board subcommittee on De- cember 14. Runanga chairman Raniera (Sonny) Tau says the board congratulated Mr Riley on his appointment. George's outstanding qualities are his tikanga, his strong understanding of the runanga, the challenges it faces and his vision for the future. During his almost one year as interim CEO, George has particularly impressed with his man- agement and people skills, and his ability to deliver the board's key objectives. The board has great confidence that George will prove an outstand- ing CEO, and we wish him every success for the important mahi ahead.'' Council focus on manhole covers We think we have got it right but if there are stormwater or waste- water manholes near your home that you believe should be better secured, let us know. That's the message the Far North District Coun- cil is sending out in the wake of recommenda- tions made by the Coroner's Court after a Henderson infant fell down an open storm- water manhole and drowned in October 2009. The court recom- mended to Local Govern- ment New Zealand that national guidelines and an integrated risk man- agement policy be put in place to ensure the security of wastewater and stormwater systems. In the interests of pub- lic safety the court rec- ommended the fitting of safety grills or protective devices and telemetry sensors to both existing and new stormwater networks. It also suggested that councils look at risk management policies which provided for improved monitoring procedures and better notification processes to ensure public complaints were followed up with greater urgency. Infrastructure and assets general manager David Penny says there are more than 7000 manholes in the Far North stormwater and sewer network. The council is reason- ably satisfied that the system is adequately secured to prevent a similar accident in the Far North. But there is always the risk that a cover will accidentally be left insecure or come loose in a storm. He urges people to report any missing or insecure covers immedi- ately. There may also be cases in which people feel that security measures taken are inadequate and we would like to hear about these as well.'' Mr Penny says new protocols have been put in place with the council's maintenance contractors to ensure speedy responses to keep the network safe. The council has also looked at the telemetry monitoring system suggested, but decided it could not be justified in less densely populated areas such as the Far North.
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