Northern News : November 14th 2012
6 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 NEWS Name and address please Busted: Illegal dumping may well result in higher costs for the offender than a trip to the dump. The Far North District Council has been alerted to dumped rubbish that con- tains names and addresses on documents. When the council has evi- dence of illegal rubbish dumping, such as a letter with a name and address, it issues a litter infringement notice -- fine -- to the person named. This usually results in the recipient of the notice con- tacting the council with an explanation of why their name has appeared on the evidence. The council considers their explanation before deciding whether to leave the fine in place. Illegal dumping is an offence under the Litter Act 1979, with offenders liable for fines of up to $400 The council may lodge the fine with the District Court for recovery if it isn t paid. ARTS CALENDAR Art In Kerikeri, now open through to Feb 2013 in downtown Kerikeri at 99 Kerikeri Rd (between Vodafone and Specsavers). Eight artists offering painting, ceramics, wood works and more. Mon to Fri 10am till 4pm, Sat to Sun 10am till 1pm. Sunday Jazz in the Garden, first Sunday of every month 1pm till 4pm at Food at Wharepuke featuring superb Blue Pearl Trio. Blue Pearl will be also performing with their big band at Bishops Wood on December 14 from 7.30pm. Thursday Chill-out,atThe Cobblestone Mall every week 5.30 till 7.30pm Outdoor dining and live music with local original artists Daniel Hewson and Makareta Umbers-Cafe Jerusalem, Curry King, Village Cafe, Pizza Brigade and Fishbone Cafe all open. Inside Out, An exhibition of new works by Ella Lawrence- Donaldson at Tatou Gallery Moerewa. Runs for the month of November. Wonderful honest works by a very young new artist. Village Arts Trustees Exhibition, Philip Evans, John Wigglesworth, Marg Morrow, Lindsay Antrobus Evans and Wally Hicks. Opening 3pm, Saturday, November 3 until December 12. After the opening at 5pm, Village Arts will screen the movie (Untitled) in the gallery. A hilarious and telling look at the New York art scene, the film is great entertainment for those interested in the contemporary art world. Screening starts at 5pm. Hot Ginger Gallery Pink,A celebration and tribute to women, for women. Fundraiser also for Breast Cancer Foundation. New works by HotGinger artists and now hosting women's designer fashionwear by Heike Ngan. Open daily. 10am till 4pm, 389 Kerikeri Rd. The Incredible Instability of Life, works on paper by INA CLAUS @ Kaan Zamaan. Runs until Dec 11 at Kaan Zamaan Gallery -- 373 Kerikeri Rd. Jazz, Friday midday concerts presents: Voices of Jazz -- Mike Nettman and friends. Nov 16, noon, Theatre bar at the Centre, Gold coin donation World Vision Kids for Kids concert, Happy Days, Nov 20 at the Turner Centre. 7.30pm. A musical caravan, gala evening of musical treats performed by the students and faculty of the Kerikeri School of Music. Nov 27, 7pm. $10 per person. Handel's Messiah, The Bay of Islands Singers will be joined by singers from other Northland choirs to perform Handel's Messiah on Dec 9 at 3pm at the Turner Centre, Kerikeri. Footrot Flats, an hilarious production, Nov 23 till Dec 8 , Riverbank Centre, Whangerei Go to: whangareitheatrecompany. org.nz. Winter Wonderland Youth Ball, with The Beat Council from Auckland and DJ Angelz. Sponsored by: Excite Christian Centre. Tickets: $15 each at the door. Nov 24, 7.30 till 11.30pm at the Turner Centre. Bill gets support New Zealanders would all agree that government s first priority should be our chil- dren, MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau Hone Harawira says. He says he s glad that his Feed the Kids Bill was drawn in last week s ballot. The Education -- Breakfast and Lunch Programmes in School -- Amendment Bill aims to provide free break- fast and lunches for all chil- dren in decile 1 and 2 schools in New Zealand. Since I put my bill into the ballot back in August, Labour has come out in sup- port, Campbell Live has given a lot of profile to the issue, the Children s Com- missioner s Expert Advisory Group on Child Poverty has recommended food in schools as an immediate solution to escalating child poverty, and I got a nice email of con- gratulations from the Greens today as well, he says. I look forward to working with my parliamentary colleagues from right across the House to make this bill a reality. Question: Who are they? And where have they been? LOOKING BACK THROUGH OUR ARCHIVES Old negatives from the Northern News and The Bay Chronicle archives have turned up some gems. Debbie Beadle of Kaikohe Photographic Centre has been scanning them for us so they can be stored digitally. We've selected some cracker pics to share with our readers over the summer. This one is from the early 1980s. We'd love to hear from you if you can fill in the blanks. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. South Pacific character OBITUARY Pacific legend Don Silk, originally from the Hokianga but better known in the Cook Islands, has died. Don Silk -- or Capt'n -- built his own yacht Patsy Jean from NZ kauri in the 1950s with the help of a friend Bob Boyd. Constructed from Northland kauri, it was launched at Opononi and in 1959 he set off for Rarotonga with his wife and baby daughter, aiming to island hop their way through the Pacific to set up a new life in Canada. They stopped in Rarotonga and went no further. He was harbourmaster at Rarotonga's harbour, Avatiu, for many years before retiring in 2002. His book From Kauri Trees to Sunlit Seas; Shoestring Shipping in the South Pacific recounts his adventures in the Pacific over some 40 years. He became a legendary South Pacific character, a storyteller and his account of how he became the ''Aristotle Onassis of the Cook Islands'' was finally published in 1994 after persevering in the search for a publisher. Don died on October 31 and was buried at sea, off Rarotonga. His death notice in the New Zealand Herald on November 5 describes him as ''husband, father, grandfather, friend and confidante, pioneer truckie, boatbuilder, yachtie, skipper, South Seas trader, ship builder, stowaway, magnate, author, harbour master, artist''. Keep family and property fire safe this dry season Warm, windy weather across the Far North has prompted a fire safety warning from the Northern Rural Fire Authority. Principal rural fire officer Myles Taylor says the dis- trict is experiencing longer periods without significant rain and this weather pat- tern is likely to continue for the rest of the month. People may think there is no fire risk because temper- atures haven t got up to sum- mer levels, but a couple of windy days can dry things out quite quickly. Regular rainfall during winter and early spring has also meant there is no short- age of combustible scrub, even in areas where there were fires last summer. Northland grows a lot of fuel. Even green vegetation will burn in the right conditions. Mr Taylor warns people planning hangi, backyard fires and farm burn-offs not to be complacent about the fire risk, particularly on windy days when fires can burn out of control quickly. We will recover fire sup- pression costs from those who allow fires to escape. He advises people who live near tea tree, gorse, grass- land or pine forest to keep vegetation around their homes to a minimum. Now is a good time to think about what you can do to keep your family safe. Ideally, you should have a 20 metre defendable space if your home is in a high-fuel area. The authority is monitor- ing weather conditions and may declare a prohibited fire season on the Aupouri and Karikari Peninsulas where outdoor fires are currently allowed only with a permit. The fire risk in these areas is so high there are year-round restrictions.
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