Northern News : January 18th 2012
2 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 18, 2012 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. Ph 09 407 0050 Fax 09 407 0369 www.northernnews.co.nz PROUD TO BE LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED SAVE $2209 Serenity Essence Queen Set • Enjoy low partner disturba • Individual pocket s e pressure p WAS $4419 NOW $2210 *FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS AVAILABLE INSTORE. BEDS R US KERIKERI 81 Kerikeri Rd, Ph: 09 407 8848 12 MONTHS INTEREST FREE FINANCE AVAILABLE* New Patients Welcome Same Day Appointments Available 24 HOUR CALL BACK FACILITY (Call Out Fees Apply) Reasonable Pricing and Affordable Dentistry Ph 09 407 4049 2 Ranui Avenue, Kerikeri. After Hours 021 029 60489 OPEN 6 DAYS AND LATE NIGHT APPOINTMENTS General and Emergency Dentistry $40 for the full mouth examination costs Ngapuhi Festival Artists lining up to per- form at the Ngapuhi Fes- tival 2012 include Herbs, Ruia Aperahama, The Maori Volcanics, Ria Hall, who sang at the opening of the Rugby World Cup, The Howard Morrison Jr Trio, Pieter T, Tasty Brown, Free Day, Te Huaki Puanaki, Sarku Stylez, Fat 32 and The Spiritz. The festival runs over two days on January 28 and 29 and organisers have put together a pro- gramme that features new initiatives including Toi Ngapuhi -- an inter- national class arts exhi- bition curated by Colleen Urlich; Iron Ngapuhi -- a triathlon event aimed at raising awareness about Maori diabetes; a Hakari Atamira -- traditionally a display or platform to display goods. Te Runanga-A-Iwi-O- Ngapuhi chief executive George Riley says the biannual festival is the largest event on the Northland events calen- dar. The Ngapuhi Festival generates good economic returns for the Kaikohe- Mid North region not only for our local busi- nesses, but our hapu, whanau and marae too. This festival has gone from strength to strength as our people come together with the wider community to cele- brate Ngapuhitanga,'' he says. Campaign continues for Snifters Lolly lament: Many lament the loss of the Snifter including silage balers in the Bay of Islands who created this plea opposite Te Ahu Ahu Rd. SaveTheSnifter.co.nz has nearly 7000 votes to bring back the classic chocolate and peppermint nougat lolly and for those desperate to once again savour the crunchy chewy delight, expired boxes are for sale on TradeMe. Vandalism a major threat to Kaikohe business Continuing vandalism around Kaikohe's central business district is causing some busi- nesses to reach breaking point. Some are even consider- ing packing up and leaving town. A fresh wave of smashed business windows in the last fortnight has prompted a frus- trated Mike Fitzgerald of the Kaikohe Business Association to call yet another public meeting to try to tackle the issue head on. The mindless acts of van- dalism are still going on. It's causing thousands of dollars of damage,'' he says. I was surprised to read in your paper the comments from the police that they are having success in stemming it. They're not. I want the com- munity to come up with posi- tive ideas and hopefully solutions,'' he says. Kaikohe's new top cop, senior sergeant Arthur McLean, had vowed to take a tough line on youth crime when he came into the job a year ago. He stressed then that the community had to step up to the problem at the same time. Mr Fitzgerald says groups of hooded youths still loiter in town and can appear menac- ing to pedestrians. One woman had told him she shops in Kerikeri rather than Broadway, Kaikohe's main shopping thoroughfare. She feels that intimidated,'' he said. The public meeting is being held at the Far North District Council chambers on January 24 at 5.30pm.
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