Northern News : January 9th 2013
2 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 9, 2013 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: email@example.com 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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Ph 09 407 0050 Fax 09 407 0369 www.northernnews.co.nz Reporter Hamish MacLean Ph 09 407 0050/09 407 0368 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Agricultural - Pastoral - Horticultural KAIKOHE SHOW 5076827AA Saturday 12th January 2013 At the Kaikohe Showgrounds Cnr SH 12 & Ngawha Springs Rd -- From 9am A GREAT Country Show • Feed Bags & Baling Twine Wearable Art Showcase -- 12 noon • Mechanical Bull Ride • Segway Challenge Course • Sheep Racing • Children's Amusements • Hokianga Country Music Club • Vintage Machinery • Trade/Craft Stalls • Indoor Exhibits • Home-made Cheeses & Demo by Jean Mansfield • Equestian • Livestock • Shearing • Poultry • Rare Breeds • Food & Refreshments GRAND PARADE starts at 3pm Admission: Adults (15+) $7.00 Children (14-) FREE when accompanied by an Adult Enquiries email: email@example.com Schedule of Classes -- visit www.ras.org.nz NO DOGS on showgrounds please SEE YOU THERE Top effort to stop drunk driving Northland police have stepped up their patrols to curb drink driving over the summer hol- iday season. Police here will be carrying out high visibility patrols for most of the summer. Operation Summer, which goes through to February 10, will include breath testing checkpoints, foot patrols, and hotel checks. Police breath-tested every driver they stop- ped over the Christmas period until January 7 and lowered the speed tolerance level to 4kmh over the posted limit. With the summer party season in full swing, Northland Police were breath testing in a bid to stop drink driv- ing. Northland road poli- cing manager Inspector Murray Hodson says crashes involving drink driving remain a serious issue and play a major part in the road toll. Mr Hodson says conducting high-profile intensive alcohol check- points over summer are an attempt to deter all drink drivers. Mr Hodson says fam- ily and friends play an important role in stop- ping drunk drivers get- ting behind the wheel. And he says that, while the problem is not unique to Northland, it is a problem here. Northland is one of the most rural districts in the country and in some areas rural people continue to drive after drinking alcohol. It's not good enough. Driving is a privilege, not a right. Stay the night with family or friends or arrange a sober driver.'' Mr Hodson says police will be patrolling rural roads as well as main arterial routes and will also be relying on the community to report any instances of drink driving. He says that at 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood (adult legal limit), an adult driver is about 16 times likely todieinacrashasthe same driver with a zero blood alcohol level. The risk for teenage drivers is greater than for those aged over 20. Along with Operation Summer, police are conducting Operation Crossroads, a joint Australia and New Zea- land road safety cam- paign that will take place during the official holiday period. It aims to increase driver awareness of safe driving to reduce road crashes. This means we will have a real focus on keeping Northland's roads safe for our local people and visitors,'' says Mr Hodson. We want everyone to enjoy their holiday and to celebrate . . . with loved ones, not spend it mourning the death of family or friends on the road.'' Tips for a safe journey: Plan your trip -- take plenty of breaks and share the driving Be patient Drive to the con- ditions -- the speed limit is not a target Ensure everyone is wearing a seatbelt or child restraint Do not drive after drinking alcohol Respect other road users, including cyclists and pedestrians. Barge still missing Houhora police would like to hear from anyone who has seen an oyster barge stolen overnight from Te Hapua about August 18 or 19, 2012. There have been unconfirmed sightings that it was being towed, some days later, on a trailer by a 4WD vehicle through the Dome Val- ley and Warkworth. The barge is 9 metres by 3 metres and has a 140hp black Mercury motor. It has the names Facilitator 11 and Coa- stal Explorer on its side. The cover was not on it when stolen but the frame was. If anyone has infor- mation on this barge they can call Constable Tracee Knowler on 09 409 8822 or visit the Houhora police Face- book page at facebook. com/HouhoraPolice or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Smiles promised: Allan Peterson, the compere for the art to wear event is promising, at the very least, sunny smiles as he looks forward to calling this year's farm-related fashion entries at the 2013 Kaikohe Show. Bag and tie your entry It is now last days for getting an entry into the art to wear event at the Kaikohe Show on January 12. The Kaikohe Com- munity Arts Council says that entries for its art to wear event can still be accepted this week. All you need to do is to create a garment from feed bags and/or baling twine. Entry forms are at Passion8 Shop in the Broadway, Kaikohe ,or call/text Margaretanne Roger at 0210 338 469 to arrange a form to be emailed to you. Compere Allan Peterson, from the RD1 store, is usually an entrant for bread making at the show. This year he will add his sunny smile and ready wit to the art to wear event. See you there.
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