Northern News : August 8th 2012
2 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 8, 2012 NEWS Editor Keri Molloy Ph 09 407 0050/09 405 2040 email: email@example.com Sports Jan Salmon Ph 09 407 0363 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Northern Regional Manager Lynne Popham Ph 09 405 2744 Kaikohe Ph 09 407 0361 Kerikeri email: email@example.com Advertising Craig Williams Ph 021 119 4043 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Free ph 0800 022 812 Free fa x 0800 022 815 email: email@example.com or 09 405 2040 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 12 ,197 Audited Circulation (ABC for 12mths to 31 Dec 11) 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 Reporter Hamish MacLean Ph 09 407 0050/09 407 0368 email: email@example.com Office 2 Homestead Rd Kerikeri 09 407 7470 or Kevin 0274943565 "We were in the UK for the entire design and build process. We were very impressed with the attention to detail and the process used . The end result is an outstanding NZ home" * Frank & Nancy Brazier * Go to www.davidreidhomes.co.nz /location for full reference David Reid Homes Bay of Islands Multiple House of the Year award winner OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT Big welcome home for unicycle champs Heroes' welcome: Chris Huriwai, right, Sam LaHood and Kaikohe's Samuel Tzikoucos are to be given a welcome parade in Kaikohe on August 10. The three young Northlanders are all returning from a successful trip to the world street unicycling competitions in Italy. A celebration is in the works for Friday in Kaikohe. The town is shutting down Broad- way to give a heroes' welcome to three local champions at 11.30am, after Northland fared exceptionally well at the unicycle world championships in Italy. Otaua's Chris Huriwai was again crowned world street unicycling cham- pion. Dargaville's Sam LaHood was crowned the women's champion, and Kaikohe's Samuel Tzikoucos, at the age of 13, placed third in his category. All three athletes will be honoured with full fanfare, though the parade's organiser Mike Shaw says they do seem "just a bit shy about the fuss". National Party MP Mike Sabin and Sonny Tau, chairman of the Runanga, will be among the dignitaries on hand to help the crowd cheer on the cham- pions. The youngest, Kaikohe's Sam Tzikoucos, attends Kaikohe School. Mr Tzikoucos says he stayed in reg- ular contact with his wife while Sam was overseas competing. "I'm very proud of him," he says. And though he might take some cre- dit for his son's athleticism, and his wife is likely responsible as well, he says it's a confidence thing. "His confidence has just gotten bet- ter and better''. Struggle to keep hard-hit roads in good condition Heavy vehicles, particularly log- ging trucks, are causing signifi- cant damage to roads across the district, including Pupuke Rd where forest harvesting is in progress. Responding to a complaint about the state of Pupuke Rd by Kaeo resident Colin Brown, coun- cil communications manager Richard Edmondson says the council spent about $300,000 repaving a 1km sealed section of the road after Christmas because it was breaking up under the weight of heavy vehicles. It has received numerous requests in the last two weeks for additional maintenance on the unsealed part of the road, which has been damaged by rain and logging trucks. Truck drivers have also com- plained that they have narrowly missed colliding with motorists who have been driving on the right side of the road to avoid deep potholes,'' he says. Council contractor Transfield is undertaking emergency repairs to the worst potholes today to make the road safe and passable. Transfield will visit the road again with a council roading engineer this week to discuss what additional maintenance is needed to stabilise the road.'' Options include patching up the road until it needs further main- tenance or digging the road up and laying a geotextile fabric to strengthen the road foundation, he says. This latter option would be more costly and depend on the availability of government sub- sidies.'' Mr Edmondson says the council spends more than $2 million a year repairing roads damaged by logging trucks. It has asked Juken New Zea- land to contribute to road main- tenance costs in areas where it is harvesting forests but has received no money to date. This is why the council proposed in its Draft Long Term Plan a targeted road rate aimed at getting the for- estry sector to pay a bigger share of road maintenance costs.'' Councillors voted to defer the rate until next year to allow more time to work through issues raised by groups that would be affected most by it.
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