Northern News : November 14th 2012
2 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 NEWS Editor Keri Molloy Ph 09 407 0050/09 405 2040 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sports Jan Salmon Ph 09 407 0363 email: email@example.com Northern Regional Manager Lynne Popham Ph 09 405 2744 Kaikohe Ph 09 407 0361 Kerikeri email: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Craig Williams Ph 021 119 4043 email: email@example.com Classifieds Free ph 0800 022 812 Free fax 0800 022 815 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 09 405 2040 email: northern accounts@snl co nz 12,197 Audited Circulation (ABC for 12mths to 31 Dec 11) Delivered (each Wednesday) to Kaikohe, Okaihau, Ohaeawai, Moerewa, South and North Hokianga and Kaitaia. Rural areas include: Awanui RD 1. Kaikohe RD 1, 2, 3. Kaitaia RD 1, 2, 3(part), 4. Kawakawa RD 1, 2, 3. Kohukohu RD 1. Broadwood RD 2. Kohukohu RD 2. Okaihau RD 1, 2. Russell RD. Kaikohe Office: 60 Broadway, Kaikohe. P.O. Box 1, Kaikohe. Ph 09 405 2040 Fax 09 401 2129 Kerikeri Office: 93 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri. P.O. 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Terms and conditions apply, ask in store for details. Right into Outdoor Power Equipment STIHL BG 56 C-E COMPACT BLOWER NOW $395 STIHL MS 170 MINIBOSSTM CHAINSAW NOW $395 STIHL HS 45 450MM COMPACT HEDGETRIMMER NOW $595 STIHL FS 38 LINETRIMMER NOW $237 MASPORT PRESIDENT AL 4 0 0 0 COMBO L AWNMOW ER NOW $799 OR $749 WITH TRADE IN Kaikohe Lawnmowers & Chainsaws Ltd 145 Broadway, Kaikohe Email: email@example.com Ph: 09 401 0151 NOVEMBER 17 PICK UP THE DEAL OF A LIFETIME THIS SUPER SATURDAY www.sthlshop.co.nz Plan to keep berths attainable Strategy: Northland has many marinas, including this one at Whangaroa, pictured from the top of St Pauls. The Northland Regional Coun- cil is calling for expressions of interest to prepare a draft moorings and marinas strat- egy for Northland -- to be released for public comment in February. The council is considering a range of options to deal with concerns they have about the way moorings and marinas are being managed. Since July, staff have been working with a subcommittee of the council to refine the scope of the strategy, discuss options and speak with key stakeholders. The Bay of Islands is the priority area. Stakeholder consultation has been mainly done through a focus group'' of key parties in the Bay of Islands including boating clubs, marina developers, Department of Conservation, iwi and environ- mental groups and community groups. At issue is the potential future decline in the avail- ability and affordability of moorings and marina berths for Northlanders. Many people live in and visit Northland because of the boating opportunities. Key to this is access to affordable moorings and marina berths. Demand for moorings and marina berths is likely to increase over time, particu- larly in popular boating areas such as the Bay of Islands. There is already high demand for marina berths and there is very little space left in existing mooring zones. One of the biggest potential constraints to intensification of existing mooring zones is dealing with existing swing moorings. They are also questioning who should pay for land-based facilities. At present, mooring owners do not pay a direct contri- bution to land-based facilities -- particularly parking. The council has the respons- ibility to manage the coastal marine area. Traditionally, it has not been involved in pro- moting mooring and marina development opportunities. The council has recently indic- ated an appetite to explore mooring and marina develop- ment opportunities. The draft strategy will outline the range of options. The objective of the strategy is to provide a range of sus- tainable and affordable moor- ing opportunities to satisfy the foreseeable demand. Swimming spots rated With summer approach- ing, swimming sites are getting their annual check-ups. John Ballinger, the Northland Regional Council's environmental monitoring programme manager, says this year's summer water quality tests start on November 26 and will run until the last week of March. The programme mon- itors bacterial levels at beaches, lakes and rivers commonly used for swim- ming and sports. He says samples will be taken from 48 coastal and 11 freshwater sites across the region. Results will be posted online on Fridays at nrc.govt.nz, enabling Northlanders and visit- ors to make informed decisions about where they swim. The summer samples will be given one of three grades depending on the amount of bacteria they contain: Green' (safe to swim), Amber' (elevated bacteria levels) or Red' (unsafe for swimming). Results will also be forwarded weekly to all three district councils and the Northland Dis- trict Health Board. Elevated bacterial levels will be notified within 24 hours. Mr Ballinger says most of the popular spots locally are usually safe for swimming, although Northland's high rainfall and hilly terrain means many could be tempor- arily contaminated after heavy rain.
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