Northern News : February 1st 2012
CLASSIFIED Paddlers dig deep for gold Gold paddling: J16 gold winners from left: Jesse Rihari, Manawa-Kaha Webb, Waimana Riedlinger-Kapa, Te Pou Taurua, Izrhael Parangi and Samuel Nathan. Junior paddlers are back from the nationals with a swag of medals. Kaihoe o Ngati Rehia Waka Ama Club is not yet two years old, but the Kerikeri club managed to add more medals to its collection. The club entered six youth teams aged between five and 17 as well as a number of adult paddlers in the 2012 waka ama national regatta in Cambridge, Lake Karapiro. Hard work paid off for the J16 men's team Bagtown Boys -- Jesse Rihari, Manawa-Kaha Webb, Waimana Riedlinger- Kapa, Te Pou Taurua, Izrhael Parangi and Samuel Nathan -- took the national title in 500 metre race In the J16 men's W12 500m sprint, the Kerikeri team BagnOysters took a bronze medal and the intermediate men's Tetz Repz/Pawarenga Taniwha team took home bronze in the W12 500m. Jesse Rihari took silver in the J16 W1 500m individual race. Most paddlers were new to the sport but with support and dedication of coaches, whanau, kaumatua and kuia of the com- munity, the youth have excelled. Club members extend their condolences to the whanau of Whaea Kawhi Flavell (nee Kemp), who was a great inspi- ration to the paddlers and who passed away while the club was competing at the nationals. The national secondary schools waka ama regatta will be held in March and club's paddlers have hopes of continu- ing their success. Frear goes on to win B grade: Roger Frear out front in his Hemi powered B grade. A beautifully prepared track awaited contestants at Taipa Speedway on January 22. The first race of the first round was led by Mad Max Andresen to the chequered flag. Next up was the C grade men's with Tony Over securing a win over Matt Booth. This was followed by the sec- ond round of the Taipa v Kai- kohe Super and Limited Saloons Challenge Trophy, donated by the Hussey Family for annual competition between the two clubs. There appears to be top grade drivers in top grade cars in these classes in the Far North, who could do well in Auckland or national competition. Throughout the final race of the day, Roger Frear in his Hemi-powered B grade saloon, kept in touch with the big cars, and as he had not been lapped the win was his. The next Taipa race meet is on Saturday, February 18, at noon. A big event with drivers from all four northern clubs -- Taipa, Kaikohe, Whangarei and Dargaville -- entering the annual Northland Board of Control Championships. BOI regatta: Exciting racing conditions. Conditions great for sailing regatta Marvellous weather and some cracking sailing conditions blessed the 10th anniversary of the Bay of Islands Sailing Regatta week held on January 23 to 27. Racing started with a kind 10 knot south east- erly and had 60 eager crews ready to take on the world in their classes. Five separate race areas catered for all craft. All divisions were well represented during the regatta in a variety of flat and very bumpy seas with racing yachts reaching speeds of up to 30 knots. Some excellent tactics enabled great tight sail- ing manoeuvres, with races keenly contested. The regatta showcases the magnificent sailing to be found in the Bay of Islands. Daily videos are posted on the regatta's website. For full infor- mation on races and covering pictures and videos visit bayofis landssailingweek.org.nz. 14 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 1, 2012 SPORT COMMUNITY NOTICES NOTICES Health and Disability Advocates, Free, confidential service, advocates help consumers resolve issues with health care or disability provider. Information, options and support. Ph Kaitaia 408-7189, Kaikohe 401-1819, head office 0800-555-050. Hospice Mid-Northland, supporting all people in the mid North area with a life limiting illness. Ph (09) 407-7799. Kaikohe Aged Widows and Invalids Association, Meets first Tuesday of month at 1.30pm in the Senior Citizens Hall. Ph 405-2292. Kaikohe Community Arts Council, Promoting arts and culture within our community for our community. Meets 1st Wed of every month at Mid North Motor Inn, 5.30pm. email artinkaikohe@ yahoo.co.nz. Ph 401-0077 or visit the Nursery Box. Kaikohe Garden Club, Meets 4th Monday of month at the Senior Citizens Hall, Tawanui St, at 1.30pm. Annual subs $10. New members welcome. Ph 401-1105 or 405-9555. Kaikohe Gliding Club, Flying Thursdays and Sundays at Kaikohe Airfield, Mangakahia Rd, Kaikohe. Ph 407-8454 or 401-1157. Kaikohe Ladies Simply Social Club, Meet for dinner Mid North Motor Inn, last Wednesday of the month, 6.15pm. Further information contact Dot Field 401-0429. Kaikohe Playcentre, Family Co-operative Early Childhood Centre. Mondays, sessions for first time parents and babies up to one year old, 11am to 1.30pm. Tuesdays to Fridays general sessions for children up to six years, 9.45am- 12.30pm. Ph 401-0905. Kaikohe Pony Club, Rallies at Waimate North Showgrounds. For information, ph Michele Cook 021-849-203 or email email@example.com. Kaikohe Rotary Club, Meets 5.30pm Wednesdays at the RSA. Ph Noel Birchall on 401-1700 for meal arrangements. Kaikohe Rambling and Tramping Clu, Tramps every three weeks to a month within the district. They welcome new members. For more information ph Lyn on (09) 401-9338 or Cynthia on (09) 4019-128. Kaikohe Senior Citizens,Fun and games for elderly every Tuesday 1.30pm-3pm, Senior Citizens Hall, Tawanui St, Kaikohe. Bowls, housie, your ideas welcome. Ph 401-0312. Kaikohe Simply Social Club, Meets last Wednesday month, Mid North Motor Inn. All women are invited to come along. Ph Dot Field (09) 401-0429. Kaikohe Yun Jung Do Club, Martial art training for all ages. Mondays and Wednesdays 5.30pm-8.30pm Kaikohe Memorial Hall. Non-contact, non-competitive self defence. Ph 401-3030 (John Cowan). Kaitaia ALZ Club, Provides relief for carers of people with Alzheimers. Meetings held in Kaitaia and Mangonui fortnightly. For information ph Georgie, at the Switzer Home, 408-1480. Kaitaia Croquet Club, Matthews Ave. Thursdays and Saturdays. Coaching available. Ph Lynda 408-4007. Kaitaia Mahjong Group, Tuesdays at Croquet Club, 1pm. Ph Margaret on 406-7059. Kaitaia Peoples Centre, General information, advocacy and free legal clinics. Hofstede Arcade, Office 2, 90 Commerce St, Kaitaia. All inquiries confidential. Opening hours 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday. Ph (09) 408-3378. Kawakawa Kiwi Weight Watchers, This support group meets at the Kawakawa Fire Brigade Lounge Tuesdays 5pm. Ph Shirley 404-0004. Kawakawa Playcentre, Albert St, Kawakawa. Licensed, educational and fun sessions for children 0-6 years, Tuesday and Thursday 9am-noon. Wednesday for extended learning in preparation for school children three and older) 9am-noon. Ph 404-0114. Kerikeri Artcraft Society, Working groups and tutored workshops for all levels in painting, drawing, needlecraft, photography and clay sculpture. Ph 407-8476. Kerikeri Athletic & Striders Club, Sunday coaching seminars, Kerikeri High School, 10am-1pm. Ph 407-8982. Kerikeri Bridge Club.Meets at the RAZZA, Mondays 1.30pm, Tuesdays 7.30pm Junior night, Thursdays 7.30pm open night. For partners phone Judy 407 7032. Info 407 9640. Kerikeri Croquet Club, Cherry Park Reserve, Landing Rd. Wednesdays and Saturdays 9am-3.30pm. New members welcome. Ph 407-8407. Kerikeri Creative Fibre, Diverse group committed to fibre arts, including spinning, knitting, felting, weaving and dyeing. Meet 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 10.30am. For more information ph 407-3118 or 407-7497. Visitors and new members welcome. Kerikeri Community Toy Library, Procter Library, Open Tuesdays and Saturdays 10am-12.30pm. Ph: Louise Ridgewell 407 7830 or Samantha Roessler 407 1533. Kerikeri Diabetes Awareness Group, Meets second Tuesday every month, St John Ambulance station at 10am. Ph 407-8842. Kerikeri Embroiderers Guild, Meets at Kingston House, Hone Heke Rd, Kerikeri every Thursday. Morning session 9.30-noon, evening session 7.30-9.30pm. Ph 407-4504. Kerikeri Floral Art Group, Meets 9am 1st Wednesday of month at St John Ambulance Station, Kerikeri Rd. Ph 407-8883. Beginners welcome. Kerikeri Indoor Bowling Club, Meets every Thursday night at 7.15pm. Information ph 407-8828. Kerikeri Mainly Music, Music and movement for preschoolers and their carers. James Kemp Hall, Stone Store Hill, Kerikeri. Tuesdays 10.15am except during school holidays, call Stephanie 407-3422 or Pat 407-9376. Kerikeri Patchwork Club, Meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 10am at Kingston House, Hone Heke Rd, Kerikeri. Ph 407-9846 or 407-5100. Kerikeri Playcentre for pre- schoolers. 32 Landing Rd, Kerikeri. Contact: 407 9502; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. General sessions (0-6yrs) Mon-Wed 9am-noon; Extended Sessions (3.5-6yrs) Thurs 11.45am-3.15pm and Fri 9am-12.30pm. Kerikeri Probus Club, Meets first Tuesday every month at the RAZZA. Ph 407-9640 or 407 3422. Kerikeri SeniorNet, Computer classes for the over 50s (never too old to learn) Kingston House Kerikeri, ph 407-6697. Kerikeri Stroke Club, Meets fortnightly on Wednesdays, Union Church Hall at 1.30pm, ph 407-7316 or 407-9005. Kerikeri Stamp Club, Meets second Monday in the month at the Red Cross Rooms, 14 Butler Rd, Kerikeri, 7.30pm. Ph 407-4598. Kurbside Rod & Custom Club, Kerikeri, Meets second Tuesday of the Month at 8pm, Hi Octane refuel meetings encouraging and helping people with project development. Certification info and safety. Ph a/hrs 405-0949, or 021-777-808. La Leche League, Bay of Islands, meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month 10am Paihia Baptist Church, 77 Williams Rd. Kerikeri meets the last Friday of the month, St James Church 10am. Ph Kelly (09) 401-7175 or (09) 403-8825.
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