Northern News : January 11th 2012
7 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 11, 2012 It's 2012! Williams Rd, Paihia Ph: 09 402 7465 84 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri Ph: 09 401 7295 SEPARATES • Swimsuits • Tankinis • Bikinis Mix & Match Sizes, prints & sarongs p. e. centralb 29 Gillies Street, Kawakawa 0 t lbutch h her errryyyyy@ y@ @ y y y yx x x xtt xra ra a ra a a ra a a ra ra ra r ra a.c .c .c .c c c co. o. o. o. o o. o. . . z z nz nz nz z nz 021 10 10, ,B Ba Ba Ba Ba a Ba B B B By y yof of of of o o o o o o I I I I I IIII l l sll l l sl sl sl sl la a an an an a an n an an ans ds ds ds lbth h h @ @ @ t t t Roast Pork $6.90kg Chicken Wraps $3.30ea Chicken Schnitzel $1.75ea All 2ltr Milk $2.90ea No excuse to be bored Whanautanga: The Ngapuhi Festival is on January 28 and 29. Come along to join the festivities and celebrate being Ngapuhi with the largest iwi in New Zealand JANUARY Fuse Circus until January 14: At Campground Chaos Village Green, Paihia. Shows at 1pm and 8pm. After a great premier season with rave reviews and fantastic audience responses in Christ- church and Wellington, Fuse is in Paihia on the Village Green. Campground Chaos is a fast, funny and irrever- ent look at our very own Kiwi culture, complete with tyre swings and fly- ing picnic tables -- circus equipment like you have never imagined. Bring your sunscreen, your deck chairs and your mates to enjoy this special all-ages show, full of circus perform- ance, physical theatre and 100 percent Kiwi music. Suggested koha/ donation, kids $5 and adults $10. Endless Summer Music Festival -- January 13, 20 and 28. One Boat departs Paihia at 6.30pm (max 220.) One boat departs Otehei Bay at midnight (max 220). Bands are New Zea- land original artists, covers bands. Concert is free but concert-goers must either make their own way to and from the island or purchase a return transfer with Explore NZ online, by phone or through Paihia sales office -- the price is $40 return. Contact Andy Mitchell at oteheibay@ explorenz.co.nz. Paihia Summer Fes- tival until January 15 -- The Paihia Summer Festival has various dif- ferent free events for visiting and local famil- ies. For details of specific times and dates for the remaining events refer to the website. Lots of free family fun. Sponsored by Business Paihia and other local businesses. See www.paihianz.co.nz/ events. Kaikohe A&P Association Show, January 14 -- The big show is on at Kaikohe Showgrounds & Equestrian Centre, Kai- kohe, corner of Ngawha Springs Rd and State Highway 12, Kaikohe. The A&P Show is where country comes to town. Competitive eques- trian and livestock events, side shows, entertainment, trade stalls. Fun for the whole family. Side shows galore, trade sites, food stalls. Email kaikohe. firstname.lastname@example.org. Web- site: www.ras.org.nz. Bay of Islands Sail- ing Week -- Opua Wharf, Paihia January 23 to 27, 4pm North Sails Tent -- this year is the 10th anniver- sary of the Bay of Islands Sailing Week. Regis- tration Monday followed by four days of yacht racing in the Bay. The website has cur- rent and future infor- mation on the Bay Regatta, and photos and newsletters on the 133 yachts. Entry is now available online and there is access to a page for skippers looking for crew and/or crew looking for boats. See www.bayof islandssailingweek.org. nz.Ngapuhi Festival, Kaikohe, January 28-29 -- The biannual two-day Ngapuhi Festival is on again featuring Toi Ngapuhi, a world-class arts exhibition, pro- fessionally curated by Colleen Urlich. The exhi- bition will also see the return of a number of Ngapuhi taonga from the Auckland War Memorial Museum for public dis- play for the first time, including a self portrait of Hongi Hika. Also new to the festival is Iron Ngapuhi, a 34.5km course that takes in the best of the Mid North on a path to Kaikohe. Come along to join the festivities and celebrate being Ngapuhi with the largest iwi in New Zea- land. See www.ngapuhi. iwi.nz.FEBRUARY Waitangi Day Cele- brations, February 6 -- At 5.30am the nation s birthday begins in prayerful mood at the Whare Runanga. A lone piper will greet the dawn at the country s largest naval flagstaff to begin a day of sports, ceremony and community family fun. The internationally acclaimed Royal New Zealand Air Force aerobatic and precision flying team the Red Checkers will be putting on a display on Waitangi Day. They will be accompanied by the RNZAF s elite Kiwi Blue parachute troop who will do an airdrop onto the Treaty Grounds. Dame Melvina Major and Frankie Stevens will be performing at a free con- cert at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds on the evening of Sunday, February 5, and Black- sandiva, whose music is infused with funk, soul, and jazz, will be playing on the evening of Saturday, February 4. See www.waitangi. net.nz. Bay of Islands OCEAN & ORCHARD Wine and Food Festi- val -- Kerikeri Domain, Kerikeri, February 25. From 1pm to 8pm, showcasing the best of Northland s wine, food and music -- come along and Party on the Park. Oyster eating, lemon sucking and grape stomping are just some of events during the fes- tival. See www.oceanand orchard.co.nz. Kaitaia and Dis- tricts A&P Show -- Showgrounds, South Rd, Kaitaia, February 25. A great day out for the whole family, with many attractions such as Te Hiku Top Town, rides, interactive dis- plays. A&P shows promote and encourage excellence in the rural community with the development of agricult- ural, pastoral, horticul- tural, stock-raising and forestry resources, so come and enjoy a day out. Contact Rose Walker phone (09) 408-0212; email fresh email@example.com. Waimamaku Wild Wests Festival Hoki- anga, February 26 -- Held every year in February, weather per- mitting. Entertainment, market stalls, possum skinning, barrel throwing, lots of fun. Come and listen to Urban Country playing all the best country rock tunes in Waimamaku s main street. Admission free. Captain Morgan Snapper Bonanza Surfcasting Compe- tition Kaitaia, Far North, February 28 and 29 and March 1, 2 and3-- There s more than $100,000 worth of prizes -- including a lucky draw for a Triton 4 x 4 Double Cab Ute worth $30,000. General entry $ 275. For a full list of prizes and entry details visit www.snapperbonanza. co.nz. MARCH Northland Field Days, March 1, 2 and 3 -- Northland Field Days Site, Dargaville. The Northland Field Days is the largest event held in Northland, and the second largest agribusiness event in New Zealand. More than 550 exhibitors partici- pate, attracting in excess of 27,000 visitors to the event over the three days. Located on a purpose built 36 hectare site in Dargaville, the North- land Field Days is run by a non-profit society and is delivered by a combin- ation of volunteer com- mittee, local helpers, exhibitors and contrac- tors. See www.northland fielddays.co.nz. For all events see www.northlandnz.com.
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