Northern News : February 13th 2013
4 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 NEWS am369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pmam369noon369pm Tide Movement and Height for Russell © Fishing Calendar by Bill Hohepa Tide Data © LINZ TIDE & WEATHER GUIDE 3 2 1 0 Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Russell Opua Whangaroa Mangonui Houhora Ahipara Opononi Kerikeri Weather Forecast for Northland m For the latest weather information including Weather Warnings metservice.com Mostly fine but cloud increasing towards evening and showers developing overnight. Westerlies. Fine spells. Southerly breezes. Showers becoming isolated, clearing later. 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August 2003 -- the resource consent is lodged with the Environment Court. June 2012 -- 31 years after we began this journey - the consent is finally issued and raises the standard of environmental discharge to one of the highest ever consented in New Zealand history. The original intention was to provide for a system that was capable of treating increased volumes to a higher environmental standard and allow for more connections within the current boundaries of the CBD with provision to cater for areas of expansion to address Kerikeri's growth and desire for compact urban planning; Specifically Riverview, Reinga Heights, Central Kerikeri and Hawking Crescent. Whilst the existing treatment plant has long since reached the limits of its capacity and no further connections can be accommodated, our new consent provides for an increase to 6000m3/day which is equivalent to 35,000 persons. To meet the new environmental standards for our existing plant a nitrate removal system is required at a cost of approximately $1m, an indicative budget for this was set down in the Long term plan for 2014/15. If we are to give effect to the whole consent and expand the area of benefit to include all those communities identified a new plant is required. Estimated project costs are impossible to nail down exactly at this stage as these will be impacted by what technology is used, what areas are connected and what size pipes will be required. However as we refine our modelling and test the market we will start to get down to the actual dollars and cents. When we started on this journey 32 years ago the world economic recession hadn't kicked in and Council now needs to re-engage with the community to consider the appropriateness or not of extending the reticulated areas beyond the current area of benefit at this point in time. In order to do that we will be undertaking a special consultation process with the residents and ratepayers of the Kerikeri District, commencing in July this year, to determine what you, the people of Kerikeri want by way of a reticulated scheme, where it should go and what are the opportunity costs for the town; importantly we also need to understand what you are prepared to pay for that. We will also need to consult with you on the impacts of lost opportunity and costs if we decide not to proceed with the full resource consent at this time. Additionally we will need to start the conversation that if we commission a new extended scheme should this in turn lead to proposed district plan changes which may provide for subdivision down to a smaller scale. There is no right or wrong answer here, for many residents the opportunity to connect to town supply and concurrently subdivide to remove debt is an anticipated step, for others they love their communities just the way they are and see no compelling driver for change. T O PIXDeputy Mayor Ann Court 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 5161686AA Save $50* Bring this coupon into Kerikeri and receive $50 off any post-exam dental treatment required over $200 (excluding exam x-rays & hygiene services). *Redeemable for services only. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. One voucher per person. Voucher cannot be applied to outstanding invoices. Must present voucher at time of payment to receive the discount. Redeemable at Lumino Keri Dental Care only. Expires 31st March 2013. No payments and no interest* for 18 months on all dental treatments over $300. Q Card lending criteria, fees, terms and conditions apply. Keri Dental Care 95 Kerikeri Road (opp Police Station) Practices nationwide Ph: 407 3538 | lumino.co.nz • Tyres & Mags • Wheel Alignment • Balancing & Batteries Next to Vehicle Testing Station at end of Mill Lane phone Dean, Scott or Rick on: 09 407 7773 5083335AA Search on for home invader Police are investigating a sexually motivated home invasion that occurred in suburban Kaikohe at midnight on February 3. The female occupant of the home woke up to find a man inside her house. The man has not been identified but police are following avenues of inquiry. Kaikohe police wish to speak to people who were in the area of the Kaikohe central business district and western residential area at around midnight that night and have witnessed anyone acting in a suspicious manner. Police ask that the Kaikohe public remain vigilant and report any sus- picious behaviour immediately through 111. If you have information regarding this matter or know of any similar incidents contact Detective Sergeant Chris Fouhy on phone 09 405-2966 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Quit smoking contest on Teams from the Ngati Kahun- gunu iwi of Hawke s Bay will be taking on Tai Tokerau teams in the latest WERO stop smoking challenge starting on March 1. Piloted in Northland and Auck- land last year, the WERO chal- lenge saw the Otiria Legends team win $5000 for the Otiria Sports Club, with all 10 team members quitting at the end of the three-month competition that ended in August last year. It was a great effort by the Legends team. They all pulled together and gave each other tremendous support and I think that s what got them across the winning line ahead of the other teams, Northland DHB tobacco control adviser and WERO co- ordinator Ralph Ruka says. The Nga Ahunga team from the Hokianga area was second, win- ning $2000. This was donated to the haka group Hokianga to sup- port them competing at this month s Te Matatini festival in Rotorua. In the WERO challenge 10 smo- kers join in a team to support each other in stopping smoking, and to compete against other teams for prize-money. The team with the most ex- smokers at the end of the compe- tition wins, and the prizemoney must be donated to a charity or community group of the team s choice. For this latest challenge the competition will start on March 1 and end on May 31, World Smokefree Day. Being part of a team is a great way to stop smoking, and teams from last year found that knowing any prize they might win would benefit a charity or community group added another special feel- ing to their efforts, Mr Ruka says. This time we re looking for 15 teams from around Tai Tokerau, to take on not only each other, but also teams from Ngati Kahun- gunu. That will be quite special because there is a strong link between that iwi and our northern tribes. Prizemoney for teams in our region will be $5000 first prize and $2000 second prize and there will be spot prizes. Places will go fast so we urge teams to get registered as soon as possible, he says. For more information contact Mr Ruka at 09 430 4101, mobile 021 221 4008, or via email at email@example.com. Missing men found by Coastguard A police search that involved an airplane and two Coastguard boats found two men missing overnight safe and well February 11.The 4.8 metre aluminium pon- toon boat left Mill Bay, Mangonui about 2pm on that day. They were due back at 9pm. When they didn t return, the family alerted police, who then launched a search. On board were 72-year-old Michael Ward and his son 23-year-old John Ward. The Whangaroa Coastguard boat left Whangaroa Harbour about midnight and began a coast- line search from the harbour to Berghan Pt and into Doubtless Bay. They could not find any sign of the boat. At first light a fixed- wing aircraft from the Kerikeri Coastguard Air Patrol flew out. It covered the coastline as far as Moturoa Island off Cape Karikari and down to the Cavalli Islands. Vessels from the Whangaroa Coastguard and Bay Rescue (Bay of Islands Coastguard) began searching again in an area from the Nine Pin to Cape Karikari. Numerous radio broadcasts were sent to local boaties, includ- ing those taking part in the Whangaroa One Base Fishing Tournament. At about 1.30pm, February 11 the Whangaroa Coastguard vessel located the two men in their boat drifting 1.6 nautical miles off- shore, northeast of the Tekura Rocks. The boat had no form of communication, and no flare kit and police were unsure if the men had lifejackets on board.
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