Northern News : December 5th 2012
5 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 5, 2012 NEWS 7 Homestead Road, Kerikeri • Phone 09 407 3838 Open: Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm Sat 10am - 4pm HAS MOVED We have turned Luscious Living upside down Call and see our inspired wonderland of Gifts, Decor and Furniture. Now located at 7 Homestead Road, Kerikeri. 5020414AA kiwifruit and avocados MONEY IN YOUR POCKET RIGHT NOW! For further information contact Garth: P: 0800 SATARA E: firstname.lastname@example.org Guitar players after record Ten Guitars, an attempt to achieve a world record for the most musicians playing guitar, will be played on December 8 at 4pm at Maihi Memorial Park, Kaikohe. The site of the propo- sed Te pa o Kaikohe is the venue Tip Nikora has selected to take on the challenge, aiming for a World Guinness Book of Records entry. Maihi Memorial is dedicated to the families who owned Kaikohekohe --tobeusedbyandfor the families of Kaikohe. It's proposed that a multi-cultural marae/ cultural centre be built on Maihi Park, across the road to the Pioneer Village. Willie Maihia says those coming on Satur- day, should step up onto the land-fill and envis- age the finished product. We want you to look around, imagine being in the centre of a pa, feel its essence, absorb the moment and decide for yourself has this got the potential to do the busi- ness. Walk, feel, see then bring your korero.'' A multi-cultural rock concert is likely next year to provide financial backing for the pa and multicultural marae. KAIKOHE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT Vote YES for investment in your town's future Vote YES for doing things differently Vote YES for seed money that comes to Kaikohe to be spent on Kaikohe and its future Check out FAQ's, the budget, the draft plan ... on www.kaikohe.co.nz We cannot go on doing the same thing, using the same methods, with the same results; "Change is never easy, and in the long run choosing not to change is a far greater gamble" - Mark Blumsky Contact JOHN SCHOLLUM BID Coordinator on 021 1133 073 STEVE SANGSTER Association Chairperson on 401 1099 KAIKOHE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION INC This is an opportunity for Kaikohe Vote YES for positive change OR 5047594AA Why Kaikohe businesses and commercial property owners should vote YES Milestone for school Celebrating Maori: Manawa Dawson-McKay and Zhaemon Ngati-Hemara take the lead during a performance by the primary kapa haka group at Friday's celebrations at Opononi Area School. The school is marking 25 years of te reo Maori immersion programmes at the school. The first Maori immersion unit in the South Hokianga celebrated its 25th year of teaching in te reo Maori on Friday. Opononi Area School was show- ing its pride with a day of events for whanau, community members and former students. Te Whanau Kotahi was estab- lished in 1987, becoming a full immersion programme a few years later. Te Whanau Kotahi teacher Marcia Wikaira is a former student and has pride in many of her fellow graduates from the pro- gramme. We've gone on to do great things,'' she says. It's a whole culture. Our main philosophy incorporates all their families as well as their hapu their iwi and all the rest of it.'' She says teaching in the immer- sion programme goes beyond the standard curriculum. And values is a core component. It really teaches them to be confident in themselves,'' Ms Wikaira says. Gloria Smith, who in 1991, pushed for full immersion of Te Whanau Kotahi was acknow- ledged on Friday as were a num- ber of successful former students. To see a video of the day's celebrations go to northernnews.co.nz.
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