Northern News : November 7th 2012
24 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 7, 2012 SPORT NEW RECYCLING STATION OPENS AT OKAIHAU Tupuna Trust's Cheryl-Anne Turner and Steve Turner (left and right), an enthusiastic recycler and Okaihau Community Association chairman Blue Newport at the new Okaihau community recycling station. EAST WEST WASTE A new recycling station near Okaihau is further evidence of the Far North District Council's commitment to reducing waste going to landfill down to the target of 200kg per person each year. The Council and Transpacific Industries have established a community recycling station on a former rubbish dump on Waiare Road between State Highway 1 and Wehirua Road. The recycling station replaces a Molok recycling bin at Okaihau on State Highway 1 and brings the number of community recycling stations in the district to six. Other recycling stations are at Peria, Totara North, Whangaroa, Rawene and Broadwood. People in areas where there aren't kerbside recycling services can also deposit recyclables at the Council's 14 refuse transfer stations for free. Council refuse engineer Bruce Hows says the Council and Okaihau Community Association decided to remove the Molok because people had been illegally dumping rubbish at it for years. The Council hopes that providing recycling services at a fenced and less conspicuous site off State Highway 1 four days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) will result in less illegal rubbish dumping by people from outside the area. Tupuna Trust will help to run the station and trust members will educate the community about its correct use. Mr Hows says the new recycling station will accept the full range of recyclable items as long as they are clean and placed in the correct container. "Remember that drinking glasses are not recyclable." By recycling, people are helping to save energy used in the manufacturing of new items, he says. "The steel cans recycled could be returning as reinforcing steel rods." The new facility is the latest Council initiative aimed at reducing waste going to landfill. Mr Hows has also persuaded some hardware stores to discount compost and worm bins during November in a bid to reduce the volume of food scraps going into household rubbish bags. The Council will join forces with Clean Stream Northland and East West Waste during Recycling Week from November 12-17 and hold a prize draw for committed recyclers. Mr Hows says 20 percent of the waste going to landfill could easily be recycled if everyone in the Far North made an effort. "Most people are used to hearing the 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle' message, but we also need to refuse packaging we don't need, rehome things we no longer want and rot (compost) the rest. "We need to move our thinking beyond the three Rs to the six Rs if we want to be waste-free." (If not on collection route same value in petrol vouchers). 12th to 17th November 2012 6 prizes offered to residents. 3 each in Northern and Southern half of District. Laptop from RCN remarketing Group. 2ND Free kerbside recycling for 12 months. 3RD Recycling bin. Stainless steel. 1ST Are the following statements correct as per news item. 1. Food cans are used to make reinforcing steel. 2. Less energy is required to make new bottles from raw material. 3. Broken drinking glasses can not be recycled. Name: Phone No: YN Recycling 2012. Attach this coupon to your kerbside recycling or place in box at recycling stations by 17th November to be in to win. 4973277AA RECYCLE AND WIN Students in line for awards Twenty-three North- land secondary schools will be represented at the annual ASB North- land Secondary School Sports Awards evening at the ASB Stadium, Whangarei, on Novem- ber 8. A total 154 individual and four-team finalists have been named as contenders from a pool of 287 nominations. These awards recog- nise the outstanding sporting achievements of students, with 43 codes acknowledged. Codes not offered as secondary school sport will also be recognised with unicycling and motocross quad being represented for the first time. Team of the Year, ASB Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year and top perform- ing officials will also be announced at the event. Goto sportnorthland.co.nz for more information. Dirt track racers soak up the sun Kicking up dust: Shirl the Girl Andresen thrashes it out with the boys. Taipa Speedway drivers had a superb race day on Sunday with great sunny weather and a well prepared track by Bruce Mallindine. Shirl the Girl Andresen was in her Super Saloon with Tony the Stig Cree and Terry the Slasher Grigg. Grigg led the way to the chequered flag in style. B grade V8 drivers Croc Weal and Kelvin Coate were joined by Carole Teixeira's Skyline RB20DET super production saloon, with Teixeira narrowly taking line honours. C grade men's races were all won by Daniel DeWaal. All three C grade women's races were successfully taken by Mere Poharama. Merie Perry campaigned a newly purchased Skyline RB20DE in women's production for two good wins against Kathleen Allen and Rosalyn Steele. Taipa's next race meeting will be held Novem- ber 18 at 1pm. Top school retains sailing crown Hard-fought: Brothers Matt and Harris Bindon on the way to winning the Interdominion Championships at Algies Bay in April. The Kerikeri High School Sailing team has enjoyed another season of outstanding national success, retaining the New Zealand Secondary School Teams Racing title for the third consecutive year. An intensive sailing squad training programme coached by Reuban Corbett had sailors out every weekend, rain or shine, from January through to April. The top eight sailors -- Harris Bindon (captain), James Ayr (vice-captain), Sam Brierly, Matt Bindon, Shae Donahoe, Alex Bryning, Brons Gerrish and Nik Black were selected to represent the school at the nationals. Earlier in the year the team travelled to Algies Bay to take on 30 other schools competing in the New Zealand Secondary School Teams Racing Nationals. Kerikeri High School came out on top, retaining their crown as the top secondary school sailing team in the country. The team would like to thank all those who have sponsored and supported them without whose help they would not have achieved such success. French have Kiwi taste of ki-o-rahi French cousins: Top 8 boys and girls from the French and New Zealand clubs that contested the mixed 8-aside finale match with the flax ki (ball) and Te Mauri o Kai' trophy, carved by Renata Tane Jnr (centre back row). Photo: MADELEINE WARE The French Seine-Maritime secondary school ki-o-rahi teams from La Providence School in Dieppe enjoyed the hospitality of the Bay of Islands over October 27 and 28 in the first ki-o-rahi tour of New Zealand by another country. Ki-o-rahi is a Maori ball game and half the 36-strong French contingent were billeted by members of the Bay Club, Ki-o- Rahi Akotanga Iho (KAI). La Providence teachers, Helene and Bruno Veron, and their youth leaders experienced a marae stay at Kawakawa Pri- mary School wharenui, Tuman- ako, where they learnt in-depth cultural aspects of the game. Maori Battalion soldiers took ki-o-rahi to Europe during WWII and the French embraced the game. La Providence's tour started with good wins against Central North Island champions, Te Kura O Hirangi. The first game at the domain was between the KAI juniors and French parents and teachers where the youngsters won 20-10. Following entertaining games, the experienced KAI team brought their A game to the field and cruised to a 30-11 win to take trophy honours. La Providence continue their tour with marae stays at Taipa, Broadwood and Tikipunga High School, before being hosted in Auckland by the legendary Buck Shelford, the first ki-o-rahi/ rugby, double international. Young swimmer has a go Paihia Classic: Kids take the plunge. Nine-year-old Noortje Nederlof is the youngest Northland swimmer registered in the State Pahia Classic and easily one of the most deter- mined. Noortje, along with her mother and sister, are all entering the race. She is expected to be joined by 800 other recreational and elite swim- mers on November 10 for the iconic swim. This series is all about people having a go and Noortje is a great example,'' State NZ Ocean Swim Series spokesman Scott Rice says. For information on the State NZ Ocean Swim Series visit oceanswim.co.nz.
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