Northern News : August 15th 2012
2 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 15, 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 fax 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 Keoghans Showcase Jewellers 66 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri Phone 09 407 7424 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org KERIKERI Purchase your wedding rings from Keoghans Showcase Jewellers and go into the draw to win your honeymoon in Fiji. Plus You could win these beautiful diamond cluster studs from your Kerikeri Showcase Store. 3581687AR SH 10, Waipapa Phone: 09 407 8412 „ Fax: 09 407 8418 email@example.com SERVICE OFFER Winter is upon us and your mowers looking rather sad give it some TLC so when signs of spring are about to show you'll be ready to get out and mow! NOTE: Offer valid between 15th August and 31st August 2012. Price quoted is labour costs only and exclude parts and materials. Pick up & delivery in local area. Service Includes: ZChange Engine Oil-Filter Check: ZTyres ZBattery ZAir Cleaners ZFuel Filter ZSpark Plug ZCooling ZMower Deck ZBrakes ZBlades ZLevelling ZBelts ZControls-Safety $100 (incl gst and pick up & delivery) 10% DISCOUNT ON PARTS FITTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS OFFER There for you! Brass monkeys flying in from the south only meant one thing to Grandpa Crow.... Winter is here, so bring on the stews! We have all that you need, as fresh as the dew. Casseroles, roasts and crock pots will warm the cockles of your heart. The Farmers Market - what a great place to start! ....even in brass monkey weather! every Sunday 8.30-12 noon Hobson Ave Kerikeri and the Village Green Paihia every Thursday 2-5.30pm Changes for Plunket Plunket Kaitaia is changing its clinical ser- vice to an appointment- based system from tomorrow. Previously, the Bank St premises provided a drop-in service every Thursday, 9am till 5pm. Clients are now asked to make appointments with Plunket nurse Lil- lian May. "It means that we re now able to offer a better service for our clients. We ll now improve our delivery of Well Child health checks for children under 5," she says. The clinic s new con- tact phone number is: 09 408 1890. GE farming a one-way street GE dangers: From left: Green MP Steffan Browning, Australian farmer Bob Mackley, Zelka Grammer, Marty Robinson -- both of GE Free Northland -- and GE Free New Zealand president Claire Bleakley at Saturday's public meeting. ' GE isn't a solution, it's just another problem for farmers, and a big one ' Bob Mackley Western Victoria Marlborough Green MP Stef- fan Browning brought Aust- ralian seed farmers Bob Mackley of Victoria and Julie Newman of Western Australia to Northland last week during their 11-day tour of New Zea- land. They delivered their anti- GE message at the Old Library in Whangarei on Sat- urday. Mr Mackley and Ms New- man are strongly against genetically engineered food crops. They graphically shared their personal experiences about how contamination can damage a farm s reputation, pollute neighbouring proper- ties and block access to key markets and premiums. They said GE crops divide rural communities, because transgenic pollution that does not respect property bound- aries and leads to the courts for redress. They talked about issues of liability, the impossibility of co-existence between GE and non-GE farmers and the con- tamination problems already occurring in Victoria and Western Australia. They say there continues to be massive consumer rejection of GE produce. Ten years in the marketing industry taught me that any business that didn t listen to its customers deserved to fail, Mr Mackley says. There are markets that do not accept GE food while oth- ers that accept GE pay a lower price," he says. Ms Newman s message was that New Zealand should be learning from the world s mis- takes, not following them. GE Free Northland is urg- ing local government to act on the concerns of local rate- payers and work to ensure the region s economy and environ- ment is protected by making appropriate changes to the district plan and the North- land Regional Policy State- ment. Zelka Grammar of GE Free Northland says: With increasing pressure to begin growing GE ryegrass in New Zealand, farmers should heed the warnings of the Australian pair about what had already occurred in Australian states that lifted the moratorium on GE crops, while Tasmania and South Australia still enjoy the benefits of their designation as official GM Free food produc- ing regions. We need to learn from the Australian s mistakes and carry out an independent economic impact assessment into releasing GE, one that covers both the potential impact for individual farmers and for all sectors of the New Zealand economy, Ms Gram- mer says. The European Union won t accept honey with GE traces, she says. Releasing GE into New Zealand will close that $48 million a year market. Releasing GE crops and pas- tures would be a one-way street, putting at risk our brand, our reputation and our world export markets, to grow food for which there are no consumer benefits and no market. She says co-existence is a myth. GE crops, if released, will contaminate the crops of farm- ers who don t choose GE crops. It will close markets and lead to legal action and allocation of liability costs.
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