Northern News : August 29th 2012
3 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 29, 2012 NEWS Fully Licensed and BYO Open 7 Days Lunch: 12pm till 2pm Dinner: 4.30pm till late 96 Marsden Road, Paihia Ph: 09 402 8388 will be We have been one of Paihia's most popular restaurants since 2006 serving the finest Thai cuisine under the name 'THAI GARDEN CAFE' which will now be rebranded as GREEN'S -- Traditional Indian & Thai Cuisine' from eptember 2012. e proud to announce that we will have full Indian which will be served by a new team of highly perienced Indian Chefs. Thai Meals will be prepared by the same team of Thai Chefs. Lovingly prepared, authentic Thai and Indian cuisine, with a few surprisingly Kiwi twists -- that's what we will have on menu at GREEN'S. With wonderful mix of Thai and Indian dishes, you will enjoy the fusion of spice and flavour. From traditional dishes like Pad-Thai to Indian Butter Masala Chicken and new fish dishes which are closely guarded, using the finest quality ingredients will be the specialty at GREEN'S. T T TH H "G "G "G ex ex ex exp b b OPENING SE th th th tS S S e ea are re re e e eal al al, ,w pe peri rie e 10 10 10t We We We We me me me ex ex exp EPTEMBER 10th 4804793AA NZ Rural Party -- Your political voice for New Zealand's rural communities, towns, service sectors and value added manufacturers. NZ Rural Party, 1309 State Highway One, RD 2, Okaihau, Northland 0476 http://www.facebook.com/pages/NZ-Rural-Party/332404323513423 Fax: 09 4073398 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.nzrural.org.nz Contacts: Joe Carr 027 6015448 / 09 4019197 Ken Rintoul 027 4931845 / 09 4019575 Z pumps cash to causes Kaikohe helpers: Front row from left: Mike Kelly; Kathy Ahpene, victim support; Leticia Allan, Z; Suzee Wingrove, Kick It Holiday Programme. Back row: Susan Dunn, St John operations team manager; Peter Macauley, area chairman St John Kaikohe; Margaret Maihi, Victim Support; Wally Te Huia, Kaikohe Police youth development worker; Simon Shaw, Z; Gayleen Maurice, St John treasurer; Bill Hutchinson, chief fire officer Kaikohe Fire Brigade. FOUR charitable organis- ations got a boost last week. On Thursday, Z Kaikohe presented the volunteer fire brigade, St John Ambulance Services, Victim Support and Kaikohe s Kick It Holiday Programme with their share of $5000 as voted by Z cus- tomers. Kaikohe police youth development worker Wally Te Huia is involved in Kick It, the youth programme for kids on break from school in Kaikohe. The programme, expand- ing to include children as young as 10 years old in the coming year, is based around sporting activities to motiv- ate kids and to build leader- ship skills. Muay Thai and taekwondo are both elements, as is table tennis, soft ball and cooking. "It s about life skills, it s about leadership training, it s about bringing these kids to their potential," he says. "Bringing them to a stage to help them with their edu- cation. "We re now coming into our third year, and you just don t see that in Kaikohe, programmes come and go," Kick It volunteer Suzee Win- grove says. In October, the children that started in the pro- gramme are returning as supervisors, a success, she says. Mr Te Huia works with young offenders and he s seen one youth he worked with do his community work for the programme now and have his file closed. "Now this young boy wants to come back and be part of the team," he says. The programme is, Mrs Wingrove admits, struggling for funding and they have reduced their operation to one week during the five annual school breaks. She says it s been very rewarding for her personally though. Where she once may have been viewed as an outsider, she is starting to gain some acceptance. "It s also been a cultural thing, because the kids have come to see my brother and I, who are European, as lead- ers." Having a stable pro- gramme in place is key for Kaikohe youth Mr Te Huia says. "The kids want to look for- ward to the next programme, or whatever s about, and if it s not there, it s due to funding." The programme costs $600 a week in food. The use of the park is free and all of the hours, except for Mr Te Huia s, are now volunteer hours. The police see real benefit in the programme. "It would be really nice if the community could buy into it," he says. And Mr Te Huia is seeing buy-in at a certain level. He is pleased to see some par- ents interest. "They ll drop them off and then they ll sit around for a while and just watch the kids participate in the activi- ties -- and we ve got good kids there that are really good athletes that we want to climb to the next level." Mr Te Huia does help the majority of first timers there. And he says that the age reduction will help to increase the programme s numbers. St John Ambulance s Peter Macauley said that the response from the volunteers who make up both the fire brigade and the ambulance service is an important part of the community, which is evident in the community s response to incidences like the recent daycare fire in town. He said the money the ser- vice received was appreci- ated, and that maintaining their space was a challenge these days. "It will come in very handy, it s sort of hand to mouth stuff a lot of the time," Mr Macauley said. Maintenance work for the site is ongoing. The painting and graffiti proofing was recently done and now the roof has been identified as needing work. "St John is operating at a fairly significant loss these days, it s just this sort of sup- port from the community that comes in very, very handy." Kick It received $900. The Kaikohe volunteer fire brig- ade received $1250. Victim Support received $850. Kai- kohe s St John Ambulance Service was awarded the most at $1900. Leticia Allan from Z Energy says that the four groups will continue to receive support through fun- draising efforts at their store.
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