Northern News : October 10th 2012
6 NORTHERN NEWS, OCTOBER 10, 2012 NEWS 4897387AA Bay of Islands swimming club Kawakawa Pool Now taking registrations for TERM 4 Pre-competition / Stroke Improvement Lessons Must be confident in the water and able to swim 15m unaided Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday evenings Contact: Email: email@example.com Website: www.sportsground.co.nz/boiswim Phone: 0272 644 396 Car pooling options from Kerikeri and surrounding areas TAKE AWAY Made in our MOBILE KITCHEN See you at the yellow caravan, FLAVOURS CATERING Phone Janine 021 208 1567 Look for the yellow van at the end of Kerikeri Road, close to the bypass Mobile Kitchen New Season has started Fresh, Healthy, Different, Affordable Meals $10-$12 OPEN 3.30pm -7pm Thursday & Fridays 4871137AA FRESH • Tyres & Mags • Wheel Alignment • Balancing & Batteries Next to Vehicle Testing Station at end of Mill Lane phone Dean, Scott or Rick on: 09 407 7773 4174650AA Battle of the bands could come soon School of rock: A new battle of the bands could see the Far North rocking over the summer months at Twin Pines. There could be a new profit- able venue for musicians in the Far North soon. A Paihia bar owner is look- ing to take some tunes to Twin Pines at Haruru Falls during summer weekends, which would see a battle among five bands -- and the winner netting $1000. Billy Van Den Hurk says he s taking inspiration from the movie School of Rock. He says he and Jack Tane have tried in the past to establish jam Sundays with local youth at the Mako, but with noise issues in the area, he s been unable to establish anything that could stick. He s entered talks with the owners. "We re just setting it up," he says. But he is hopeful that the idea will work. A monthly battle of the bands would be supplemen- ted by live music every week- end if it all works out. Each band would pay $100 to play in the battle with the winner getting $1000. "And I just want five bands in every battle -- that s pretty good odds that you ll win $1000 at the end," Mr Van Den Hurk says. The audience "votes" in the same manner that they do in the movie, he says. Mr Van Den Hurk will take decibel readings of the crowd s response to the bands. He expects the pre-sale tickets will be $10 and is lin- ing up buses to transport people in the area to and from the venue. Panelbeaters supreme tall poppies Supreme win: Richard and Carolyn Penney of Kaikohe Panelbeaters 1994, winner of the 2012 Tall Poppy Supreme Award. Kaikohe Panelbeaters 1994 is the Supreme Award winner of the 2012 Tall Poppy Busi- ness Excellence Awards. Owners Richard and Carolyn Penney and rep- resentatives from seven other local businesses were presented with their awards at a dinner and dance at Copthorne Hotel & Resort in Wai- tangi on Saturday night. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the awards, an annual event developed and sponsored by local power company Top Energy to recognise and celebrate excellence in business practice throughout the Far North. Kaikohe Panelbeaters also won a gold award in the Tall Poppy service industry category. This year s judging panel said it was "built on solid competitive strengths and clear, targeted mar- keting, underpinned by good processes and sys- tems". "Richard, Carolyn and their team, and the other Tall Poppies this year join a long list of notable business successes from across the region recog- nised by this event over the past decade," said Top Energy chief execu- tive Russell Shaw. List of category and special award winners: Trusts/Charities and non-profit organis- ations -- Merit: Kaikohe Agri- cultural, Pastoral & Hor- ticultural Society Gold: Northpoint Ser- vices Trust Emerging business -- Merit: Top Trail Hire & Tours Service industry -- Merit Dianne Quinn Real Estate Ltd Gold Mad Ideas Kerikeri Gold Kaikohe Panel- beaters 1994 Tourism and hos- pitality -- Silver Morepork River- side Lodge Gold Trumps Cafe 2012 Tall Poppy supreme award win- ner -- Kaikohe Panelbeaters 1994.
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