Northern News : October 24th 2012
17 NORTHERN NEWS, OCTOBER 24, 2012 SPORT MORTGAGEE SALE BAYLEYS REAL ESTATE LTD, KERIKERI, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008. Three sold at auction - this is the last one and the mortgagee says "SELL IT"!! So there is a deal waiting for anyone interested in purchasing a vacant piece of land at Haruru Falls. The lot is 858sq.m and the CV is $140,000. Take this grand opportunity to purchase land well under the CV and build your new home. Too good a chance to miss. Bring me an offer as the mortgagee wants a sale. For Sale www.bayleys.co.nz/ 294408 Louise Rendell M 021 964 466 B 09 402 8089 firstname.lastname@example.org MORTGAGEE SAYS "BRING ME A DEAL" 28 Wilson Rd, Haruru Falls Tender Friday 30 November 2012 - 4.00pm, 74 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri View www.harcourts.co.nz/KK5239 Open Saturday 27 October, 1.30 - 2.30pm Holger Werner M 027 2468 246 E email@example.com Bay of Islands Realty Licensed Agent REAA 2008 Owners Want To Move Asap... To carry on with their lives. So grab the opportunity to own this cosy 3 bedroom home in the heart of the Bay of Islands. Paihia 5 Taumata Close www.harcourts.co.nz Northland Lifestyle&Property Real Estate Guide to Northland Advertising feature Know your rights on home repairs When you re building or renovating your home, getting the gas and elec- trical installations sorted is one of the big things to tick off your checklist. The key thing to remember is safety first. Before you hire a tradesperson, even for simple repairs or re- placement, make sure that they re a licensed electrician or gasfitter. You can ask to see their licence, or check with the Electrical Work- ers Registration Board (ewrb.govt.nz) and Plum- bers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board web- sites (pgdb.co.nz). It s wise to keep copies of certification, receipts and invoices for gas and electrical work. Certifying gas and electrical installation work is mandatory for most work, but not for repairs and replacement. However, from July 2013, consumers will be entitled to a Safety Cer- tificate for all gas and electrical installation work, making it easier for consumers to get redress if installations and repairs are not up to standard. New laws will also mean that any work that is classified as high-risk, such as the connection of anewhometoagasor electricity supply, will have to be registered on a new publicly available database run by the Min- istry of Business, Inno- vation and Employment. So you ll be able to check that you re satis- fied with the records being kept for high-risk installations. Registered electricians and gasfitters are audit- ed by registration boards and other regulators. You have the right to complain to those boards if you re not happy with the quality of work. Concerns about elec- trical or gas installation work should be raised first with your elec- trician or gasfitter. If you can t reach an agreement, take your complaint to the Electri- cal Workers Registration Board or Plumbers Gas- fitters and Drainlayers Board. Visit consumeraffairs. govt.nz for information on your consumer rights. Falls injured 5808 in region last year More Northlanders are falling over and injuring themselves in their homes than in any other New Zealand region. Falls in the home dis- rupted the lives and live- lihoods of 5808 people aged between 25 and 64 years in Northland in 2011. Below are just five of the many dangers responsible for the more than 280,000 serious falls around homes last year and tips to help avoid them. Moss on outside steps, paths and decks can be very slippery. Water- blast, scrub or spray areas with moss removal products and prevent shade -- conditions which moss thrives in. Highlight step edges with painted strips and install lighting to dim outside areas. Snaking power cords, telephone wires and gen- eral clutter are easy to trip over. Get them out of harm s way with cord clips, quick-release power cords or multi-boxes. Secure loose cords or wires to the wall. Tidy away general clutter. Unsecured rugs and mats on floors and stairs can cause falls. Secure them with anti- slip tape or spray on a non-slip coating. Use carpet grips for mats and repair dam- aged carpet on stairs. If you re buying a new rug, look for one with a non-slip backing. Wear shoes or slippers, rather than socks on wooden floors. Chairs aren t ladders and are very unstable if you stand on them. Use a ladder or step- ladder to reach high objects. Store heavy, regularly used objects down lower. Use long-life smoke alarms and light bulbs so you don t have to change them so often. Wet areas are hazard- ous. Wipe up spills as soon as they happen. Use non-slip bath or shower mats. Use floor mats to absorb any excess water. Install handrails to assist getting out of the bath or shower. If renovating, install non-slip flooring in wet rooms (bathroom, kit- chen and laundry). Paihia classic moves to first spot Ocean Swim 2011: Lord of the Rings actor Bruce Hopkins dedicated his swim last year to his late brother Doug. The Paihia Classic will open this year s State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. The annual 3.3km swim from Russell to Paihia, now in its fourth year, is usually the second swim in the six- event series. But the need for high tide swimming conditions has forced series organisers to hold the Auckland Harbour Crossing in December this year instead of November. This means the State Paihia Classic will be held on November 10, one month earlier than last year. Series director Scott Rice says opening the series should boost media coverage of the swim which will be filmed from a helicopter for the first time. Two new prizes of $20,000 for the overall male and female winners of the series should help to attract a strong field of swimmers. Registrations are up 15 to 20 per cent on where they were this time last year. The chance to win a place on a Jetstar-sponsored Super Swim Squad, where members will attend a special swim camp run by Olympic swim- mers and coaches, should excite interest in the State OceanKids events this year as well. Far North District Council is sponsoring the State Paihia Classic for a further three years after helping to bring it to the district in 2009. The swim will start at 9.30am this year instead of 8am. As usual, the swim will be followed by 1000-metre, 300-metre and 200-metre swims at Paihia to allow people of all ages and abilities to take part in the event. Go to oceanswim.co.nz to register for the State Paihia Classic and oceankids.co.nz to register for the State OceanKids. Sailors rewarded Northland recognised: Blair Tuke is among Northlanders in the yachting excellence awards and finalists. Yachting New Zealand has revealed the list of 2012 yachting excellence awards and finalists. Among them are the Performance, Service and Cruising Award winners, Emerging Talent Award and a short-list of finalists for both the Young Sailor of the Year and the Coach/ Official of the Year. After a memorable 12 months of yachting suc- cess, nominations received were of extremely high calibre, giving the judging panel a very tough job. But we now know who is in the running and Northland is well repres- ented. Olympians Blair Tuke, Peter Burling and Andy Maloney will receive Yachting New Zealand Performance Awards and Derry Godbert of Kerikeri Cruising Club will receive a Yachting New Zealand Service Award. Kerry Farrand, also of Kerikeri CC will receive the Yachting New Zealand Cruising Award. Departing Opua in June 2007 Kerikeri Cruising Club member, Kerry guided and skippered his 50 foot Beneteau Irene on a five year global sailing adventure arriving back to the very same port in May this year. Accompanied along the way by wife Kirsten, sons Bradley and Nick, other family mem- bers and fellow club com- rades, his journey covered the Pacific Ocean, South China Sea, Caribbean, Atlantic, Mediterranean and Adriatic Oceans, as well as the Suez and Panama canals. The Yachting Excel- lence Awards will be held at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, West- haven, Auckland on November 23. Tickets to the gala din- ner cost $120 per person The 2012 Orbit Corpor- ate Travel Sailor of the Year can come from any award category and is decided by a panel of judges. SCORES AND DRAWS GOLF Whangaroa Golf Club Whangaroa hosted their Ladies Pairs Open Tournament on October 4 with Val Moffat & Lorraine Walter winning the day with a best nett score of 58; r/up's D Collins&PMaddren 60, T Nikora & T Logan 61, I Yardley & C Lugnet, G Walker & G Jackson, Judy & Lee (BOI) & B Dobson & K Graham all on 62. Closest to the pins: S Doherty, S Jeeves, S Dangen; Longest drive: C Berridge; Accuracy Drive: B Dobson; Two's: S Doherty. Whangaroa also held their Spring Open Tournament on October 6. Gross winners: K Kingi 74 & S Dangen 76; Nett winners: L Berridge 62&LWalter 69, r/up D Nicholas 68 & R Harris 69; Stableford winners: P O'Leary 38 & I Yardley 34; r/up (men) M Edwards, G Foster, J Parker 37, B Edwards, C Low, N Moffat 36, W Shand 35; r/up (ladies) D Collins, V Moffat 34, F Hill 32. Whangaroa's Matchplay Champs were played October 14. Winners were: Men's seniors K Kingi; Intermediate D Nicholas; Juniors I Easterbrook; D grade B Foster. Women: Silver S Dangen; Bronze 1 P Cowen; Bronze 2 R Harris. Bay of Islands Kerikeri Golf Club Business house golf Pre Christmas - November 8 through to December 13. Tee off starts at 5.25pm, please aim to arrive five to 10 minutes earlier. Format: teams of four ideally a mix of non-golfers and golfers. If you don't have anyone with golfing experience let us know and we will see what we can do to assist from amongst our members. Two teams will be drawn to play against each other in a hole by hole match (a golfer in the group will manage this). Each team also keeps a total score for the round. A handicap system will be in place. Entry fee $10 per team. Clubhouse and bar open, raffles, BBQ $10 per head, prizes. Entry forms available from Bay of Islands Kerikeri Golf Club or download from bayofislandsgolf.co.nz. Phone 09 407 8837 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Post Christmas -- dates to be announced.
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