Northern News : February 15th 2012
2 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 15, 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Be in the draw to win 1 of 3 iPad2's! When you purchase greater than $400.00 worth of Merial Ancare products from the Bay of Islands Veterinary Services Last Chance KAHA Hair Design Excellence in Hair Unit 24, Marina Building, Baffin Street, Opua Phone: 09 402 5050 www.kahahairdesign.co.nz Proud Stockist of SCHWARZKOPF Professional With your next colour and cut service receive FREE samples. Osis, Bonacure, BC Miracle Oil and 10% off your next Schwarzkopf purchase Conditions apply. Till stocks last. Valid until the end of March Come in and discover Essensity superb performance by nature Fair justice? The wheels of justice ground exceedingly slow and exceedingly long for a young woman in Kaikohe Court last week. People in a large pool summoned for jury duty were each asked by the court official to confirm their attendance out loud, not with the common affirmative but with the distance they had travelled from home. The Justice Department, she explained, reimbursed mileage at a set rate up to a maximum 45 kilometres. The mileage cap in turn is understood to represent the population catchment for a court. As the process ground on, the figure 247 was yelled from the back row. The prospective juror had been summoned, it transpired, from Auckland and in spite of attempts to have herself excused on grounds that an obvious mistake had been made, she was instructed to present herself for selection. Apologising, the court official explained that selection for Northland trials was now done by Auckland and was clearly experiencing some teething problems. Jock O'Connor Waimate North Penny farthing visits By KERI MOLLOY Historic moment: David Wilson and his 1882 replica penny farthing bicycle, feeling at home on the Pou Herenga Tai Cycle Trail on Friday. Photo: EMMA GODWIN David has travelled more than 1800km on his penny farthing. The Oamaru man's Penny Farthing Expedition was drawing to an end with his visit to Kerikeri and Kaikohe, 47 days into a cross country trip. David set off from Stewart Island on November 13, aiming to promote old Victorian precincts throughout the country, particularly enjoying New Zealand's only two ethnic historic villages at Akaroa and Puhoi where he was warmly hosted. The penny farthing, awkward though it looks, can cover 30km to 90km per day -- depending on the number of hills and the state of the road, he says. It has no brakes and no gears. He's carrying a load of some 50kg with his tent so pushing the bicycle up hills has been a big part of the trip. But by far the biggest factor has been the hos- pitality and kindness of strangers, he says. I couldn't have got this far without that gen- erosity, including free repairs to my bicycle. There have been so many highlights to this journey but none more outstand- ing than the fine Kiwi spirit of hospitality so prevalent across our nation.'' In Kaikohe he enjoyed experiencing the new cycle trail and had felt excited when in Kerikeri where he enjoyed the historic precinct, sharing his bicycle in the carpark with a number of motorbikes. David declined to have his 1882 replica photo- graphed with any heavy metal and chrome newcomers. They'll never catch on,'' he said with a wry smile. Victim of armed robbery A night-shift worker at the Caltex service sta- tion in Kawakawa was the victim of an armed robbery at about 2.50am on February 3. At least three offend- ers were present when a firearm was presented at the lone service station attendant. The offenders reversed into the building in a sil- ver stationwagon to dis- lodge the ATM machine from the wall. The ATM was placed into the vehicle and driven away by the offenders. A burning vehicle was subsequently located on Pipiwai Rd near Kaikou which police believe was the vehicle involved in this robbery. The offenders left the scene of the burning vehicle in another, unknown vehicle. Kaikohe police would like to hear from anyone with information relat- ing to this crime, the criminal investigation branch at Kaikohe can be contacted on (09) 405-2960. Anonymous infor- mation can also be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111. You can view the full details of the alert online at www.police.govt.nz/ news/updates/30744.
February 8th 2012
February 22nd 2012