Northern News : December 21st 2011
3 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 21, 2011 NEWS Prices & Quality you won't beat in Kerikeri $109.00 per 10 litre White only includes tint charge 100% Acrylic Low Sheen Or Evo 100% Acrylic Velvet Wash n Wear Stockists of High Performance Paints NOW AVAILABLE AT FACTORY PRICES DIRECT TO THE TRADE & PUBLIC Plaster & Paint Centre 19 Sammaree Place Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 09 407 1101 or Mob: 021 921 065 Mill Lane Norfolk Pl Sammaree Pl X BEWARE!!! Price Per Litre Guide Other Brands Other Stores 8 Litres at 4 litre price $99.00 = $12.37 $109.00 = $13.62 Cotec $109.00 10 litres = $10.90 Special valid until 10th December 2011 21 Hobson Avenue Kerikeri 09 407 0170 www.mcleods.co.nz McLeods Lawyers will close for Christmas at midday on Thursday 22 December 2011 and will reopen Wednesday 11 January 2012 In 2012, Sarah Jury and Graeme McLelland will continue in partnership and, although not in partnership, Sue Wooldridge will be working with them. 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Model Picture: Hustler Fastrak Super Duty Help save the buses Use it or lose it: Busabout Kaitaia has new routes. Busabout Kaitaia, the Far North s only public bus service, will stay on road for now thanks to subsidies from the Northland Regional Council and Land Trans- port New Zealand. They have each contri- buted $35,000 towards the service, until June. The subsidies will only continue if the people of the Far North use the buses. Busabout Kaitaia was launched two years ago and operates daily services between Ahi- para, Pukenui, the East Coast and Kaitaia. The buses are run on about 50 percent bio diesel made from used takeaway restaurant cooking oil. Busabout Kaitaia has also started a new run in Kaitaia providing a shuttle service between Pak nSave and Kaitaia for only $2 each way. It s a case of use it or lose it, CBEC business manager Simon Millichamp says. The regional council will be monitoring the service closely and if we don t get enough passengers, we won t get the subsidy after June. There s all sorts of ways to use the bus not only to get in to Kaitaia for work or shopping. Tuesdays and Thursdays Kaitaia people can catch a bus out to the East Coast at 8am and head back to Kaitaia around 2pm. Time for a swim at the beach or a walk around the Mangonui historic trail followed by fish n chips. And on Wednesdays they can go up to Pukenui to catch a kingi off the wharf or head out to Ahipara to catch a wave. Visit www.cbec.co.nz or call (09) 408-1092. Fiction based on Sounds murders Novel experience: Steve Radich at the launch of his novel The Water Treatment. By MALCOLM McMILLAN IT SHOCKED the country, stirred the imagination of thousands, and, for many, remains an unsolved mys- tery. The disappearance on New Year s Day 1998 of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart in what became known as the Malborough Sounds murder case, and the subsequent con- viction of Scott Watson for the murders, was the inspi- ration behind Kaikohe author Steven Radich s first novel launched at his home last week. The Water Treatment is a fiction that explores what kind of events and circum- stances could have led to such a devastating consequence as the Sounds murders. The story, with its strong Kiwi characters, weaves a compel- ling tale while unfolding a strategy the main character uses to expunge his demons and cope with guilt. I love the excitement of discovery as characters develop Steve says, especially ones who face moral dilemmas. It exercises the imagination like nothing else. No stranger to the printed word, Steve has taught in schools in Australia and New Zealand and run a specialist bookstore in Tasmania. His first foray into publishing was his 2002 Guide to Fish- ing, Diving & Cruising in the Bay of Islands, still in print. An avid fisho, he was a Northern News fishing columnist for several years, wrote a column in a rival newspaper for another five years and still writes the Blokes and their Boats column in Fishing News. I love stuff Kiwi blokes get up to, he says. Although he s been teacher, orchardist and farmer, his greatest love -- apart from his family, he s quick to say -- is the sea. Unsurprisingly then, his new novel leans on his marine experiences. The book took me five years to write, he says. I got quite socially isolated in that time and my health deteriorated. I left fulltime teaching because the novel just took me over.It was an itch I had to scratch, he says, adding that the love and aroha of his family and friends kept him going. And for his next book? There s a science fiction idea looming. It s where you can go imagination crazy, he says. A limited number of autographed copies of The Water Treatment are avail- able at Kaikohe Paper Plus. Peninsula fire arson Police are now treating the fire on Karikari Pen- insula on November 30 as arson. Northland police crime manager detective inspector Karyn Malthus says police have completed scene examination and any natural cause of the fire has been eliminated. While police will not comment on the cause of the fire, Ms Malthus says they are working hard to identify those people who had been in the area of the peninsula that afternoon and are seeking the community s help. The area is a secluded piece of private Maori land with restricted access. However, the gate was left unlocked on the day of the fire. Police have spoken to a number of local residents who have been helpful, but urge any others who were in the area, or know of anyone who was in the area to come forward. Contact detective sergeant Trevor Beatson on (09) 408-6154 or call Crimestoppers anony- mously on 0800-555-111.
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