Northern News : January 18th 2012
8 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 18, 2012 NEWS Kerikeri's newest & most inspirational garden centre 76 Kapiro Rd Kerikeri Ph 407 1645 Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm Find us on facebook Good advice, friendly service Mandevilleas From $12 Stunning Medinella Summer Berryfruit Grow your own & Save! Also in Stock: • Persimon • Tropical Papaya • Avocado • Butterscotch Fruit • Raspberries • Blueberries • Hybrid Berries • Boysenberries • Tayberries • Blackberries • Elderberry Make the most of your summer this year with the PlaceMakers Outdoor Furniture Collection $1799 $999 KNOW HOW CARD PLUS $175 BONUS VOUCHERS KNOW HOW CARD PLUS $75 BONUS VOUCHERS Outdoor furniture on display at Placemakers Kerikeri 26 Mill Lane 09 407 4820 Come along to learn about NorthTec's MyStart programme for 2012. Roadshow events will include: • Overview of MyStart programme • Presentations by tutorial staff • Enrolment information • Spot prizes • Campus tours • Free sausage sizzle Freephone 0800 162 100 For more detailed information visit: www.northtec.ac.nz Refer to our website for Terms and Conditions Stay local, study at NorthTec Tou iwi, tou wananga • Your people, your place wa an - • Agriculture • Applied Arts • Applied Environmental Sciences • Automotive Engineering • Business Administration and Computing • Construction • Forestry • Foundation Studies • Health and Safety • Horticulture and Sustainable Rural Development • Hospitality • Marine Adventure and Eco-Tourism • M ori Arts • Professional Hunting and Pest Control • Road Transport • Social Services • Te Reo • Tertiary Teaching Other courses on offer in the North for 2012 include: MyStart Be a part of our My Start youth guarantee programme for 2012 and make some life choices for your future. YOUTH GUARANTEE This programme is designed for 16 - 17 year olds who want a change, who want to enrol for full-time study, who want to learn practical skills, who are new to tertiary education and have achieved NCEA Level 1 or less. DATE VENUE TIME 26th January Kawakawa/ Moerewa: Nu Flo Youth Centre, 9 Wynyard Street, Kawakawa 10.00am 1st February Kaikohe Learning Centre: 15-17 Raihara Street, Kaikohe Rawene Learning Centre: Nimmo Street East, Rawene 10.00am 2.30pm 2nd February Kaitaia Learning Centre: Oxford Street, Kaitaia 10.00am á Are you 16 - 17 years old? á Want a change from school? á Have a fresh start? á Want to learn practical skills? (Choices include: Trades and Technology, Primary Industries, Tourism, Hospitality, Business, Computing, Sport and Outdoor Education, Visual Arts, New Media, Environmental Studies and Forestry.) á It costs NOTHING! (Year 1) Be a part of our youth guarantee programme for 2012 and make some life choices for your future. Roadshow Events Beautiful visitor: Mahi-mahi, or dolphin fish. Colourful creatures in our sea When you are at the beach this summer, don't be surprised if you find yourself swimming next to a sea snake with a paddle for a tail, a big- headed-turtle, or a magnificently coloured fish. New Zealand's got its share of weird and won- derful marine visitors with several species of sea snake and turtle regularly in our waters. The yellow-bellied sea snake, Pelamis platurus, is not endemic to New Zealand but they regu- larly wash up on North Island beaches. They live near the surface, hang around with logs and drifting seaweed, and feed on the fish that aggregate in those areas,'' NIWA prin- cipal scientist Dr Mal- colm Francis says. The yellow-bellied sea snake lives in the open sea and travels with sur- face ocean currents. It has a paddle-like tail that enables it to swim well. While all sea snakes are poisonous, they generally require a lot of provocation before they will bite. Their mouths are small and fangs are set well back, making it hard for them to bite a human. And don't be alarmed if you find yourself swim- ming next to one of five types of sea turtle. The leatherback turtle, Der- mochelys coriacea is the largest. You might also spot the loggerhead turtle, Caretta caretta; the green turtle, Che- lonia mydas; the hawks- bill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata; and the olive ridley turtle, Lepidoche- lys olivacea. Many turtle species make huge oceanic migrations and come back to the same beach each year to lay their eggs. Another visitor to our waters is one of great beauty. The mahi-mahi (dolphin fish), Cory- phaena hippurus, is a brilliant turquoise with green and yellow pat- terns, and irregular blue or gold blotches scattered over its sides. They flash in the water with rainbow-like colours when caught, as they are dying,'' Dr Fran- cis says. They are usually found only in open ocean waters, along the northeast coast of the North Island.'' Health help a call away Heading off on holiday? Take the Healthline number with you -- just in case. Often the last thing on people's minds is what to do in the case of illness or injury on holiday. Healthline -- 0800-611- 116 -- can be called free from landlines and mobile phones. It is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by registered nurses who can advise about the best thing to do when acci- dents or illnesses occur. Healthline is funded by the Ministry of Health and provided under con- tract by Medibank Health Solutions.
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