Northern News : January 30th 2013
9 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 30, 2013 NEWS Create your FUTURE! Freephone 0800 162 100 For more detailed information visit: www.northtec.ac.nz Refer to our website for Terms and Conditions • Agriculture • Applied Arts • Applied Environmental Sciences • Automotive • Business Admin and Computing • Carpentry • Elementary Construction • Forestry • Foundation Studies • Health and Safety • Horticulture • Hospitality • Mäori Arts • Professional Hunting and Pest Control • Road Transport • Mental Health and Addictions • Painting (Trade) • Sustainable Rural Development • Te Reo • Tertiary Teaching Courses on offer in the area for 2013 include: Do you want to study but need to combine your learning with other commitments? Then study close to home at one of our friendly regional campuses or learning centres in Kaitaia, Kaikohe, Kerikeri or Räwene. Be near to whanau and get all the support you need to succeed. You can learn from tutors who are leaders in their fields and embark on a new career or create employment opportunities for yourself without leaving the north. Tou iwi, tou wananga • Your people, your place - - - "There's so much to learn. We watch how logging crews operate, how to fell trees, how to watch for hazards, and how to work in the bush as a team." "We got first hand team experience when one of the tutors spotted some watercress in a creek where a logging crew was working. Some of our classmates found firewood and I was appointed chef for the boil- up on a hot-plate over a fire." Trevor is keen to extend his horizons. "After this course I want to get my feller's ticket which is recognized throughout the commonwealth countries. To others out there -- a job in forestry is a job for the future." Trevor Clark Certificate in Forestry Enrol now for FEB 2013 BAY OF ISLANDS Parts & Accessories Repairs & Servicing Warrant of Fitness Batteries & Tools Car Audio SERVICE PARTS 09 407 6984 09 407 6288 www.autoone.co.nz Tom C Tyson Clinical Dental Technician No referral required All dentures crafted on our premises Repairs WINZ Quotes Insurance claims Eftpos & Visa Accepted REDWOODS DENTAL LABORATORY "where we make dentures" 1536 STATE HIGHWAY, 10 KERIKERI For appointment phone 09 4074251 Census forms online More than two million census forms are expec- ted to be completed online in the upcoming census. In 2006, just 7 per cent of completed census forms were filled out online. Statistics New Zealand is aiming for 35 per cent in 2013,'' Cen- sus general manager Carol Slappendel says. Completing your forms online is secure, quick and easy. If every- one in your household completes their forms online, a collector may not need to call back. All forms completed online will be encrypted to ensure your information is protected by a high level of security,'' she says. To do your census forms online you will need an internet access code and your paper forms. Census collectors will deliver these to every dwelling in New Zealand between Febru- ary 16 and census day on March 5. Call for submissions on 'anti-fouling' paint Paint review: The Environmental Protection Authority is reviewing anti-fouling paints following the release of significant new information by other international regulators about the harmful effects they have on aquatic and human health. The Environmental Protec- tion Authority is asking the public to have its say in a review of a group of paints used to protect boats from the unwanted build-up of aquatic plants and animals. This move follows the release of new information about the harmful effects they have on aquatic and human health. Authority acting applica- tions and assessment man- ager Johanne Spring says the authority's preliminary research shows that the risks posed by some of these paints may be managed by stricter controls being placed on their use. However, our research also shows that the risks to human and environmental health from some of these paints may be so significant that they should no longer be permitted for use in New Zealand.'' Anti-fouling paints are applied to the surfaces of boats, nets and other sub- merged surfaces and slowly release chemicals into the water to prevent the build- up of aquatic pests, such as plants and algae. Ms Spring says public sub- missions are a crucial part of the reassessment process. Anti-fouling paints pro- vide a number of benefits to New Zealand's marine industry and biosecurity. But they can also have nega- tive effects on the health of our marine life and of the people that use them. We are encouraging the public to have their say on the future use of anti-fouling paints,'' she says. The authority carried out a comprehensive prelimi- nary assessment and consul- ted with representatives from the paint manufactur- ing industry, regional coun- cils and Maori, as well as marine operators and other users across New Zealand. However, information from the public about the everyday use of anti-fouling paints, including their bene- fits, will be vital in helping the decision makers reach the best conclusion,'' she says. The authority will also be receiving advice on the suit- ability of the current hazard classifications of the anti- fouling paints being reassessed. This advice is due to be completed and made publicly available by the end of February. Submissions close on March 7. A public hearing will be in mid-April. Go to epa.govt.nz.
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