Northern News : November 28th 2012
14 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 NEWS 5020862AA 'A School on the Move' ENROLLING NOW Whangaroa College provides high quality educational programmes through the following initiatives: Phone 09 405 0199 www.whangaroacollege.school.nz Junior School (YR 7&8) Home Rooming Literacy and Numeracy Recovery Middle School (YR 9&10) Sports Development Unit Middle School Diploma Literacy and Numeracy Reinforcement Senior School (YR 11 - 13) Academic Pathways Vocational Pathways Sports Development Unit Trades Academy Video Conferencing Literacy and Numeracy Reinforcement IS O OFF I O P S & O I S U IL CH 2014 O LL S O $300!* Practices nationwide | Ph: 407 3538 | lumino.co.nz *Q Card lending criteria, fees, terms and conditions apply. Keri Dental Care 95 Kerikeri Road (opp Police Station) WEDNESDAY 5TH DECEMBER @6PM FLOATS begin at 6 pm from the Star Hotel and after the parade the fun evening continues at the Nu Flo Centre (behind the Klondike Tavern) Gifts kindly donated by Kawakawa businesses PARADE - RAFFLE DRAW - FOOD - CRAFTS - ENTERTAINMENT AND AS A BONUS: Northland's very own Paralympian, Fiona Southorn, will be with us to show the bronze medal she won in London this year. OLYMPICS Christmas Parade Join us to celebrate! Police plan blitz on cellphone use when driving Northland police are carrying out a blitz on drivers using cellphones. The campaign, that started on Monday, is a week-long nationwide police campaign to remind motorists of legis- lation banning mobile phone use while driving. The legislation was intro- duced three years ago. Since then Northland police have issued 361 infringement notices to drivers who have ignored the ban. Drivers breaking the law face an $80 fine and 20 demerit points. Although the legislation allows the use of hands-free mobile phones, police recom- mend that drivers minimise the potential for distraction by switching phones off while driving, or pulling over to make or receive calls. It is only legal to use a mobile phone to make, receive or end a call when driving if: The driver does not have to hold or manipulate the phone todoso--thatisthephoneis completely voice activated The mobile phone is securely mounted to the vehicle and the driver mani- pulates the phone infrequently and briefly. The rule does not allow drivers to create, send, or read text messages under any circumstances. Northland road policing manager Inspector Murray Hodson says the campaign aims to draw drivers atten- tion to the potentially life- threatening behaviour of using cellphones while driv- ing. We will be out in force and all drivers detected using cellphones while driving will be stopped and action taken. Mr Hodson says research has indicated that use of cell- phones while driving increases the chances of hav- ing a crash. During the blitz, which fin- ishes on December 2, police will also be checking to make sure that all vehicle occupants are wearing seatbelts. Mr Hodson says there are still a large number of drivers and passengers who don t wear seatbelts or ensure that children are correctly restrained in vehicles. Northland also has one of the lowest compliance rates when it comes to use of seatbelts. Northland s road toll cur- rently stands at 14, double the number of deaths on our roads last year, and we don t want to see any more people die or get seriously injured. Mr Hodson says with the summer holidays coming up, the roads will be getting busier and drivers need to make sure they drive safely. That includes not using cellphones, making sure everyone is wearing seatbelts, sticking to the speed limit, driving to the conditions and not drinking alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car. Lucky winners: From left: Rosemary Miller, Betty Andrewes, Jane Dawson, Elisabeth Crawford, Dyllan Kruithof, Abby Clarke and Elsa Lane before their flight. HELICOPTER RIDE WINNERS Thirty people from across the Far North won a ride in the Northland Electricity Rescue Helicopter sponsored in part by Far North power company Top Energy. The lucky passengers' names were drawn from a list of people who donated more than $5 to the Northland Electricity Rescue Helicopter Appeal. The 10-minute flights went from Kerikeri, over the Bay of Islands to Paihia and back.
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