Northern News : November 14th 2012
8 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 NEWS am369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pm Tide Movement and Height for Russell © Fishing Calendar by Bill Hohepa Tide Data © LINZ TIDE & WEATHER GUIDE 3 2 1 0 Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Weather Forecast for Northland m For the latest weather information including Weather Warnings Cloudy periods and a few showers. Westerlies tending north- west in the evening and strengthening. A few showers clearing, increasing fine spells. Winds tending northwest later. A few showers turning to rain early morning. NW turning SW during the afternoon and rain easing to isolated showers. Rain and gusty northwesterlies developing. Partly cloudy. Westerlies. Partly cloudy. Little wind. Rain. Little wind. 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More than 100 boys from five schools took part in the first haka wananga for the north. The aim was to teach the Northland boys the words and actions to three haka which are unique to the area. History and stories of how the war dance originated were also shared. Legendary Ngapuhi leaders Nukutawhiti, Hongi Hika, Hone Heke, and Ngati Hine leader Te Ruki Kawiti are linked to the rich history of the dance. Theyear1to8boys from Moerewa School, Te Kura Reo Rua o Motatau, Kawakawa Pri- mary School, Te Kura o Waikare and Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Tau- marere practised once a week for a month. They learnt the basics of haka, co-ordination, developing self-discipline and the value of team- work. The initiative culmin- ated in two performances at host schools Moerewa and Kawakawa. The wananga forged strong links between the schools and a strong sense of camaraderie. Kaumatua and teach- ers of kapa haka thought up the idea while having a conversation about the state of kapa haka in Te Tai Tokerau. Manage your health Whakamana Hauora, a programme for self man- aging chronic health con- ditions, is now in Rus- sell, Paihia, Kawakawa, Whangaroa, Coopers Beach and Kaikohe. Aimed at people of all ages who have diabetes, heart disease, respirat- ory conditions, arthritis, chronic pain, obesity and depression, the pro- gramme involves group support, problem solving and achieving weekly activities. Occupational therap- ists Margot Forrest and Diane Henare are com- mitted to self manage- ment and want people to access the programmes. Contact Diane on 09 402 8562. New initiative to improve local business The Kaikohe Business Association is leading an initiative to create a business improvement district for the town. It has a vision to revitalise Kaikohe, grow- ing its business oppor- tunities and attracting people to visit and do business. Association chairman Steve Sangster says a successful BID will em- power sustainable im- provements, building on new initiatives already under way or planned for the next five years''. Business improvement districts aim to bring positive changes to com- mercial areas and more than 2500 have been cre- ated around the world. They are successfully run in many commercial areas in New Zealand -- including 46 in the Auck- land Council region and also in Kaitaia. They work by levying all commercial and industrial land. This money will then be lever- aged to fund promotion of Kaikohe, encourage investment and create jobs. It also provides auton- omy and all businesses have an opportunity to be involved in the decisions taken. Infra- structure improvements additional to those done by the council can often be funded as well. Kaikohe is an excel- lent place for business, in a strategic location, with low-cost properties and labour available. We are proud that Kaikohe scooped seven of the nine awards at the recent Northland region Tall Poppies awards,'' Steve says. The BID process is democratic. Postal ballot papers will be sent to property owners and ten- ants at the end of this month for voting. The result will be known by mid-December --a51percentormore yes'' vote will see the initiative ratified and confirmed. At the beginning of October the association received a grant from Pub Charities that is being used to improve the appearance of the town, upgrade signage and provide better infor- mation to visitors. The Kaikohe-Hokianga Community Board has agreed to support the association by employing a part-time town man- ager, who will promote Kaikohe and oversee ini- tiatives being put in place. The association is hold- ing two information meetings to explain the process to property and business owners in Kai- kohe and answer any questions. They are on November 15 and 20, at the Kaikohe RSA at 5.30pm. Contact Steve Sangster on 401 1099 or 021 555 485 or BID co- ordinator John Schollum on 401 9294 or 021 1133 073. Books to help newborns and parents bond Best for babies: Nurses and kaumatua from Ngati Hine Health Trust and Plunket at a Books for Babies training session. From front left: Fred Sadler, Tony Culliney, Sue Sandford-Hill, Karen Faber, Diane Atwell and Nicola Cadenhead. Rear, Kopa Tipene, Queenie Mahanga, Te Wairua Smith, Karyn Gibbon, Koha Aperahama, Alma Lane. Low-income Northland families with newborn babies will be given books to share with their children to help improve health and education. The Books for Babies programme is designed to improve bonding between caregivers and their newborn babies. It was introduced in Auckland in 1997. Its success means the Storytime Foundation is expanding the pro- gramme into Northland. The first communities to receive the pro- gramme, which is being rolled out over the next six months are Kaitaia, Kaikohe and Kawakawa. Families without access to children's books will have their child enrolled and receive new books as a gift. Storytime Foundation chief executive Tony Cul- liney says it is accepted that reading and telling stories to babies and young children stimu- lates brain development. Real moments of magic can occur when cuddling and playing with a young child. Reading is a great way to help build a lov- ing, caring relationship between parents and children, something that's vitally important to a child's health and development.'' The programme will give families the chance to experience the joy that reading to small children can bring, he says. Plunket, which sees nine out of 10 babies born in New Zealand, is well placed to help sup- port and deliver the Books for Babies pro- gramme. In Northland the pro- gramme is a co-operative venture involving the Storytime Foundation, Plunket, Ngati Hine Health Trust, Manaia Health PHO, Te Hauora oTeHikuoteIkaandTe Ha Oranga, as well as libraries and local and national funders.
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