Northern News : March 14th 2012
10 NORTHERN NEWS, MARCH 14, 2012 NEWS OPEN DAY Saturday 17th March 2012 9am -- 12pm Purerua Road, Kerikeri Come along and check out Kaye Dawson's brand-new Reggio Emilia-inspired early childhood centre For more information phone 09 407 1133 or email email@example.com Redwoods Dental Centre, 1536 State Highway 10, Kerikeri (1 km north of the Kerikeri Crossroads Roundabout) Ph 09 407 4240 e Michael (left), Denise (centre) & Matthew (right) Your experienced team Denise Mariu Dental Hygienist Michael Bain Dentist Matthew Bristow Dentist 2629318AA Location should never be an issue for receiving a world-class education. Springbank School follows the highly regarded international Cambridge curriculum; taught in more than 9,000 schools in 160 countries worldwide. Our students are being equipped with a winning attitude, a positive outlook and the skills required for successful global careers. Springbanks Leah Claus Top in New Zealand German (A Level) 2011 Congratulations to Leah Claus who received top in New Zealand for Cambridge A Level German Your child can match it with the rest of New Zealand too.. 2010 2009 Springbanks Patrick Deely Top in New Zealand English (AS Level) Springbanks Alex Bird Top in New Zealand ICT (IGCSE Level) www.springbank.school.nz Phone 09 407 5236 Capability Character ConÝdence Poachers target kereru Poaching victim: New Zealand wood pigeon, kukupa or kereru, are under threat in the Far North. By EMMA GODWIN The poaching of New Zealand wood pigeon appears to be threaten- ing population numbers in the Far North. A recent survey by Forest and Bird showed wood pigeon are thriving in urban areas such as Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin, but they are not faring so well in Northland. Waimate North Land- care Trust chairman Daryl Way says despite the hard work of their members, wood pigeon numbers are still strug- gling. We've been working very hard to reduce pests such as possums and rodents,'' he says. We hoped that the numbers would increase as a result but this has not been the case. We believe poaching is the reason for the drop in numbers we've seen. We had big numbers until three years ago, then they just plum- meted.'' Mr Way makes the point that the wood pigeon is the only bird capable of dispersing large seeds from some of our native trees. So they are crucial to maintaining the bio- diversity of our native forests.'' The Department of Conservation says the decline in Northland is likely to be due to a com- bination of factors, in- cluding poachers. Adrian Walker, bio- diversity programme manager from DOC Bay of Islands, says they will follow up any reports of poaching. HOW YOU CAN HELP To report poaching ring 0800 DOC HOT -- 0800-362-468 or DOC on (09) 407-0300 during working hours. People can help the Landcare Trust by becoming involved with projects such as bird, tree and kauri snail monitoring, maintaining rat and possum control on their land, and by helping in the nursery. To assist Waimate North Landcare Trust, visit www.waimatenorthlandcare.org.nz or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Forest and Bird survey, visit www.forestandbird.org.nz.
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