Northern News : September 19th 2012
4 NORTHERN NEWS, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 LETTERS am369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pm Tide Movement and Height for Russell © Fishing Calendar by Bill Hohepa Tide Data © LINZ TIDE & WEATHER GUIDE 3 2 1 0 Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Weather Forecast for Northland m For the latest weather information including Weather Warnings Fine in the morning with light winds. Becoming cloudy in the afternoon as southwester- lies develop. Cloudy periods with a few showers. Freshening easterlies. Cloudy periods with southwest winds. A few showers and southeaster- lies developing overnight. Cloudy periods with a few showers. Northeasterlies. Fine with light winds. A few early clouds then rain. Easterlies. Rain. Not much wind. 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There is a full time private clinic in Whangarei run by women for women's health problems: RIVERSIDE WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE Now Based at c/o Vigour Clinic 10 Islington St, Kensington Whangarei 0112 | 09 459 1739 Look for 'Riverside Women's Healthcare' in www.healthpoint.co.nz Such as troublesome bleeding; bladder leakage; menopause concerns; prolapse; abnormal smears; pelvic pain; and fertility issues. Many of the common problems can be treated with simple minor procedures done either at the clinic or at Kensington Hospital. The emphasis at the clinic is on making sure women have as much information as possible about their own health on which to base their decisions as to the type of treatment that is best for them. Dr. Rachel Moss, the specialist gynaecologist, can see you to make a thorough gynaecological assessment and discuss options for treatment. A GP referral can be helpful but is not essential. INCAPACITY LAW Graham Day Lawyer Dad lose his marbles? Let Graham find them so you can look after him The Meridian 93 Kerikeri Road Kerikeri 09 407 7099 www.lawnorth.co.nz 4821606AC WE WELCOME YOUR VIEWS The Northern News welcomes letters to the editor. Just bear in mind these rules. Letters should not exceed 250 words. All letters must have full name, residential address and phone number. Hard copy letters must have a legible signature. Only your name and suburb are published. Initials, pen names or email attachments are not accepted. We prefer letters about local issues. Open letters and poetry are seldom used. We discourage personal attacks try to advance the debate. All correspondence to the editor is assumed to be for publication unless marked otherwise. The editor reserves the right to abridge or withhold any correspondence without explanation. Letters may be edited for sense, paper's style, brevity, good taste and to protect the rights and reputations of individuals and groups. Opinions expressed must be genuinely held by the letter writer. Letters may be referred to others for right of reply before publication. Write to The Editor, Mail60 Broadway, Kaikohe Email: firstname.lastname@example.org De-sexing dogs With reference to the letter from A Riseborough, Hokianga, the Bay of Islands SPCA wishes to confirm that no dog will be considered for adoption if we believe it may pose a risk to the community by its behaviour, temperament or the potential to cause serious harm or injury. We believe we have a duty of care to the community and work within the Dog Control Act. I did not see the TV3 Dog Patrol programme but I can advise that the Dog Control Act of 1996 and the subsequent amendments in 2003, 2004 and 2006 resulted in the outlawing of four breeds of dog: American pit bull terriers, Dogo Argentinos, Brazilian Filas and Japanese Tosas. Those already here must be muzzled on the street and kept behind fences at home. The act and amendments make it clear that it is not illegal to re-home any of these breeds. Under the act, a restricted [Schedule 4] breed dog cannot be imported into New Zealand and it must be classified as menacing. A dog can belong wholly or predominantly to a breed. This determination is made by a council officer. Since the amendments to the act and in response to a 2007 Cabinet request to pursue work on enhancing the data available on dog safety and control, two reports are available. The latest can be read at: www.dia.govt.nz/ Pubforms.nsf/URL/Dog- Safety-and-Control-Report- 2009-10.pdf/$file/Dog-Safety- and-Control-Report-2009- 10.pdf This informed report sets out clearly the present situation with regard to all dog types. Appendix B contains a discussion of some of these quality issues. I hope that this letter and the information contained in the latest Dog Safety and Control Report 2009-10 clarifies the legal issues with regard to outlawed dogs in New Zealand. We will continue to work with councils and our community to educate and inform on the benefits and importance of desexing dogs. John Logie Manager Bay of Islands SPCA Keep cinema Don t take our cinema away. We have been bringing our kids there for years. We come from Haruru Falls. We don t and won t go to Kerikeri at all. We and the kids prefer your cinema because it has a family atmosphere. The staff are so friendly. Every birthday we always bring at least 10 kids with us plus more adults. We come over at least twice a month to the movies. We have friends in Waimamaku who come to your movie theatre. I think it would be a bad move to close it down. There are so many people I know who come to Kaikohe to see a movie. If you take that away then I m afraid you ll be taking money away from Kaikohe. There is nothing like going to the movies and watching a film on the big screen. People come from far and wide especially to that cinema. Jax Henry Haruru Falls Petrol cost Is there a reasonable explanation for the fact that petrol in Kerikeri is presently sold at an 11c per litre premium to that sold in Whangarei? On September 11 I bought 91 grade petrol from the Z (previously Shell) station in Whangarei for 211.9 cents a litre -- complete with service and Fly Buy points. Yet over the last few days 91 grade petrol at both the Caltex and BP stations in Kerikeri has been 222.9 cents a litre. At first blush it would appear that Kerikeri people are being gouged but no doubt there is a reasonable explanation for the enormous difference. I would be interested to hear it. John Hastings Kerikeri Neither BP nor Caltex responded to our query. -- Editor No match Far North District Council Mayor Wayne Brown has cited a Deloitte report which found that a Far North unitary authority would save ratepayers $11 million a year plus any dividend from a split of Northport assets. That Deloitte report was solely about a possible merger into a unitary authority of the Whangarei District Council and the Far North District Council. It was noted at the time that this savings estimate was within the margin of error of Northland s local government expenditure. A 34-page document on this issue published by the Far North District Council is now advocating a rural-focused, Kaikohe-based Far North unitary authority within the present council boundaries with a possible extension to include Dargaville. Where then is the intersection with the Deloitte savings calculations and how does that now translate into estimated savings for Far North ratepayers? The business case for the proposed option, if there actually is one, appears to be little more than a glossy public relations exercise at present. More robust costings are needed before a proposal is put before the Local Government Commission for consideration, otherwise ratepayers and residents of the Far North might be short-changed. The emotive issue of a single Whangarei-based Northland authority also needs to be more publicly explored in the Far North than it has been to date as after extensive consultation and careful analysis an early draft of the McKinlay Douglas report for Northland s three territorial authorities concluded that a single unitary authority option had much more to offer than either the two unitary authorities option or an enhanced status quo. It also reported that the use of properly empowered community boards should ensure not only that local decision-making remains local but that there is a much enhanced opportunity for communities to have input to regional policy decisions, especially in environmental management and monitoring. This will be particularly important when assessing future resource consents for mining. A major collaborative research venture between the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government, the Local Government Association of South Australia and Local Government New Zealand took a fresh look at the issue of consolidation in local government to recommend a particular approach towards structural reform. The general conclusions were that: Ongoing change in local government is unavoidable, and consolidation in its various forms will be part of that process As a general rule benefits of some sort do accrue when councils adopt mechanisms to collaborate or consolidate with other local authorities Potential benefits are reduced or lost when the process is flawed due to inadequate planning and consultation or a failure to consider all the options available and precisely what each could achieve There is little evidence that amalgamation will automatically yield substantial economies of scale What is more obvious is that various forms of consolidation have the capacity to yield economies of scope. Volumes 1 and 2 of the final report on this research are available at www.acelg.org.au/ library.php?id=mostRecent -scroll to May 2011. Far North District Council Mayor Wayne Brown had this report brought to his notice well over a year ago. Ross Forbes Kerikeri Fatal crash Amandiedinacol- lision which closed the Brynderwyns on Sunday. Police say a south-bound van collided with a north-bound vehicle on the hill on State Highway 1. A passenger in the van died at the scene while other occupants of both vehicles suffered moderate injuries. The road was closed due to the crash.
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