Northern News : August 8th 2012
6 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 8, 2012 NEWS OHAEAWAI BUTCHERY 2010 FREE DELIVERY to Kaikohe Tuesday and Fridays OHAEAWAI BUTCHERY Home of the Quality Meats Phone Basil or Christine on Ph (09) 405 9838 Fax 405 9853 2ND BIRTHDAY SPECIAL Blade Steak & Chuck Steak $8.95kg 3465098AM Quiz Night - Wednesdays Karaoke - Thursdays Pioneer Restaurant & Bar SH10 Waipapa Ph: 09 407 4761 Bar or 09 407 4764 Restaurant Restaurant Opening Hours: Tuesday -- Sunday 11am -- 9pm Courtesy Van Available (Thursday - Saturday) Dine by the Open Fire Saturday 11 August The Official NZ Starts 8.30pm BLUES BROTHERS TRIBUTE SHOW Vouchers up for grabs each night Tickets available only from the Pioneer, $15ea. Phone to pre book. Kermadec adventure: Samara Nicholas with, back from left, Victoria Pantano-Azar, Leah Green and Billie Brown. In front, Giorgia Davies and Holly Billington Field. Students set for unique expedition Samara Nicholas of Whananaki will join the Young Blake Expeditions as part of the 26-strong crew to accompany 30 secondary students from all over the country on board HMNZS Canterbury this week. Samara represents Experiencing Marine Reserve (EMR). "EMR is extremely excited to pro- vide the snorkel planning, snorkel equipment and snorkel leadership for this Young Blake Expedition to the Kermadecs,'' Samara says. We can't wait to showcase the values of marine reserves beyond our coastal territorial seas to all Kiwis.'' Our goal is to experience snor- kelling in one of the most pristine ocean environments of the world.'' The Kermadecs are situated between mainland New Zealand and Tonga, and the remoteness and subtropical location of the Kerma- decs have combined to forge unique flora and fauna. The reef communities are transi- tional between tropical coral reefs and temperate rocky reefs. Algae forests, common along mainland New Zealand, are absent and instead rock faces are covered in turf-forming algae. Individual hard corals are com- mon. Intertidal and shallow subtidal rock faces down to three metres are dominated by giant Kermadec lim- pet. Two large predators play a major role on the Kermadec reefs, the Galapagos shark and the spotted black grouper. The Kermadec Islands support the only remaining large spotted black grouper population in the world. Galapagos sharks are the most abundant shark species around the islands, and can occur in large num- bers at some sites. They occur in all inshore and off- shore habitats, can be expected to be encountered on almost every snorkel at the Kermadecs. "We hope to come back with posi- tive stories of positive encounters with top predators," Samara says. "The Kermadec marine environ- ment has intrigued me since I first witnessed Roger Graces' slide show over 10 years ago.'' The 30 students were selected in May to go on the Young Blake Expedition, with the aim of increas- ing the understanding of the marine reserves and the planet's oceans. Students will contribute to New Zealand's scientific knowledge by helping with shark tagging, dolphin DNA sampling, and foliage collec- tion. They will observe the Kerma- decs' unique flora and fauna, and learn about one of New Zealand's northern outposts. They are joined by 26 crew mem- bers -- an outstanding group of lead- ers in environment, government, business and science. On board the expedition will also be teams from the Conservation Department and the Royal New Zealand Navy. The Young Blake Expedition was announced last December by Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae on the 10th anni- versary of Sir Peter Blake's death. The programme is intended to con- tinue his legacy of inspiring the next generation of leaders, adven- turers and environmentalists. Sir Peter Blake Trust chief execu- tive Shelley Campbell says the Expedition fulfils Sir Peter's vision for our most dynamic teenagers to be challenged, and inspired to embrace their potential. "Each one of the 30 deserves their place, and brings unique skills and personality to the team which will undertake this amazing adventure," Shelley Campbell says. "This life-changing experience aims to inspire young environ- mental leaders encouraged to make a difference in each of their com- munities." The Kermadec Islands and rocks are 800km to 1000km north-east of New Zealand. The 13 volcanic islands are a nature reserve managed by DOC. Four DOC staff and up to five volunteers are based on Raoul, the largest island. The 745,000ha of ocean surround- ing the Kermadecs are protected as New Zealand's largest marine res- erve. The expedition crew will have the opportunity to snorkel and gain an understanding of the rich marine life of the Kermadecs. They will experience life on Raoul Island and gain an insight into the work of DOC, the Kermadecs' history, and the group's wildlife and plants -- many unique to the islands. The expedition blog can be followed at youngblakeexpeditions.org Growing boys into good young men All about boys: Author Celia Lashlie is coming to Northland. Author and social com- mentator Celia Lashlie is coming to Kerikeri High School on Sept- ember 25. The world of ado- lescent boys is an eter- nally vexing problem for parents in the western world -- how to nego- tiate your son's path through the fraught and often hazardous teen- age years. Ms Lashlie is a for- mer prison manager, and has her own sur- vival guide to support young men and their parents. Her guide covers all the most challenging territory, from young males' obsession with speed and danger, sex, drinking and drugs through to teenage boys' perceived lack of com- munication. Ms Lashlie's insights come from 15 years working inside the New Zealand prison system followed by her work on The Good Man Project. That research took her to 25 boys' second- ary schools throughout the country and was aimed at defining what makes a good man in the 21st century. "The results were revealing, challenging, honest and often very funny,'' Ms Lashlie says. "It gave us the oppor- tunity to see what was in the minds of teenage boys and what they're feeling in this period of their lives. There are challenging suggestions for parents if they want to see their sons become the good men they want them to be." She penned the inter- national best seller He'll be Ok -- Growing Gor- geous Boys into Good Men and has written two other books: The Journey to Prison: Who Goes and Why, which focuses on her experi- ence working in prisons and The Power of Moth- ers -- Releasing our Chil- dren. That is a hard-hitting look at criminal families and the power that women have to change the lives of the children they are raising. Ms Lashlie is mother to two adult children and the grandmother of two boys. The evening, starting at 7:30pm on September 25,isrunbythehigh school PTA. It is open to the entire Northland community, although tickets are limited to 300. Tickets are $5 and can be bought through the high school.
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