Northern News : February 6th 2013
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Best of New York basketball on show Far North three-on-three basketball teams are in for a challenge on February 9. A three-on-three team from New York is visiting the far north to demon- strate their skills. They will be at Keri- keri McDonald s on February 8. The competition begins on February 9, with late registration at 10.30am at Kerikeri High School. New York hosts a demonstration and workshop at noon, and elimination play begins at 1pm. There will also be three-point and dunk competitions. Contact Peter Poharama for details, 021 297 8576. Businesses boosting town Newcomer: Karen Hagley is happy to open her second Far North business. The Kerikeri business owner says the business community in Kaitaia is positive and welcoming. The Kaitaia Business Associ- ation says it s got lots to cel- ebrate in advance of the town s annual business awards. Against the odds, the Kai- taia Business community is forging ahead, securing its Business Improvement De- velopment project (BID), registering an increase in sales, and seeing new busi- nesses opening up, the associ- ation s Carolyn Smith says. The BID s current project is installing closed circuit cameras in the central busi- ness district. And the BID is itself a success, the associ- ation says. The success is an example of the collective spirit and commitment to working together that exists here. It s part of what makes Kaitaia a great town to live and work in, association committee member Christine Snelling says. Despite an overall tough economic climate, the busi- ness association reports that retail sales are up in the region by 6.4 per cent to Sept- ember 2012, and an increase in house sales of over 30 per cent. And notably, a number of new businesses have star- ted up. Kaitaia Digi-Sub is one of seven new businesses in town. The shop opened in November 2012 and operates as both an internet cafe, and as a framer. Owner Karen Hagley and her husband also have a shop in Kerikeri. Mrs Hagley is very positive about her new business location, describing Kaitaia as refreshing, Ms Smith notes. The Kaitaia Business community is so motivated, and the people I meet are really friendly, helpful and down to earth, Mrs Hagley says. The Kaitaia business awards will be announced at the annual Founders Day Gala Dinner on March 15. Business Awards nomination forms are available at a num- ber of outlets in Kaitaia, including Shackletons Chem- ist and Te Ahu centre. Forms will also be emailed to all business association members. The closing date for nomin- ations is February 28. Contact the business association on 09 408 4050, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the association's website at kaitaia.net.nz, for more information about the awards, or the gala dinner. Council says no to money for mayor The Far North District Council has voted not to approve a $3000 contri- bution for mayor Wayne Brown to represent the region at a Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada conference in Canada in March. Mr Brown is spokesman for the Northland Minerals Group and the council s pol- icy to date has been to sup- port mineral prospecting in Northland. Independently Mr Brown is a shareholder in a new minerals company and has registered that interest with the council. He has a 5 per cent share in the Tai Tokerau Mining Company. The mayor proposed that he pay $3000 of his own money toward the trip. Addressing the issue of a perceived vested interest, he says the earliest that a resource consent will be applied for would be 2018 -- after the next council has retired and he points out that the Government not councils issue mining rights. It s all about putting the Far North on the agenda of investors. Investors ask if I am investing and this is the smallest way that I can look them in the eye and say, yes. I have been endeavouring to entice investors into our area, as opposed to Taranaki and the West Coast, and other investors asked why I didn t put some money in if it was so good for the economy here. If anyone wants to take my place or join, please call, but it does require money.
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