Northern News : October 31st 2012
KERIKERI 09 407 9097 or 407 8605 PAIHIA 09 402 7993 From October 29th Top Electrical ceased trading under this name and became part of Laser Electrical Northland. We now have a combined crew of 14 electricians plus support staff ready to handle your domestic, commercial and industrial wiring across Northland. • Whiteware Servicing • Security Systems • Air Conditioning • Automatic Gates "Totally Dependable" Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Bald is beautiful Bank on it: Northland Westpac branch managers sign up to the Bald Angels cause to support kids in hospice care, from left Jade Baker, Kerikeri branch; Alan Puru, Kaikohe; Carrie Waghorn, Paihia and Russell; area manager Northland Clint Wharfe, and James Phillip, Kaitaia. FIVE Northland Westpac managers have responded to an appeal by Bald Angels charity to shave for the good cause. Carrie Waghorn put out a personal challenge to others in her company and five Northland managers are going bald. The Bald Angels project is being held throughout November to raise money for children with life-limiting illnesses and for children of bereaved families who are under the care of Hospice Mid Northland. Hospice Mid Northland has set up a separate donation account solely for children in palliative care in the Mid North. The account is ASB 12 3091 0091342 51. You can register as a Bald Angel to shave your hair on November 11 at The Turner Centre, 4pm. Register as a Bald Angel at Cafe Cinema or email your registration to baldan firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Bald Angels on Facebook or Twitter. Young farmer earns title comfortably Young farmer finalist: Ian Douglas -- first in the upper north district. Young farmer Ian Douglas achieved first place in the Upper North district final of the ANZ Young Farmer Contest on October 27 at the Kaikohe Showgrounds. Ian, runner-up Benson Horsford, Charlotte Barr, Jaime Lang and Anna Simp- son will now go on to com- pete in the northern regional final to be held in Whangarei on February 9. Eight contestants will battle it out at regional level for a place in the grand final of New Zealand s premiere agricultural competition and a chance to win more than $100,000 in prizes. Ian proved he was worthy of a place in this year s regional final by attaining a high score throughout the 14 modules completed. Modules consisted of an interview, general know- ledge, gun knowledge and safety, fencing, dairy, chain- saw, vet, sheep, engineer- ing, effluent, tractor, horse, first aid and quad operation. Ian finished with 1120 points ahead of Benson Horsford on 1029 points and Chev Rosandich on 1014 points. If you d like to know more about joining the Bay of Islands Young Farmers Club phone chairwoman Anna Simpson on 0273505359orturnuptoa monthly meeting which is held every fourth Thursday of the month at Ohaeawai Hotel at 7pm. TODAY E-EDITION ONLINE What a ball Restoration Walk series Wardens enjoy a night out--P3 Restoration on the railway continues -- P4 The mystique of the Hokianga - much to wonder about on one of the best day trips the Far North has on offer. Story on P7 with extra photos in our e-edition. Check out our Facebook page for updates during the week.
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