Northern News : February 20th 2013
9 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 20, 2013 NEWS LAND PLANNING AND SURVEYING 90 Kerikeri Road PO Box 211, Kerikeri 0245 F 09 407 7366 firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 407 9182 2598141AA 7 Homestead Rd, Kerikeri | Phone 09 407 3838 5179852AA • Gifts under $20 • Egyption Cotton Towels • Cushions under $30 • Dining Chairs $120 • Large range of clocks • Candles & Photo frames www.lusciousliving.co.nz Oakridge VILLAS Britney's a big softie Home needed: Britney dreams of better things perhaps. Britney defies her breed stereotype and deserves a good home, Bay of Islands SPCA animal welfare inspector Kaye Vezey says. Britney lived at Ngawha Prison for a few months where she became part of the com- munity and was adored by everyone. When the prisoner she was assigned to went home, Britney went to . . . prison, as the SPCA shelter seemed to her. She did her best to impress potential owners with her friendly wel- come but everyone turned their backs. Dog after dog was chosen but Britney remained. In the new year she was placed in a foster home where she has proven herself to be a sheep in wolf s clothing, Kaye says. Trustworthy, obedi- ent, playful and affec- tionate, Britney is great with dogs and people including kids and strangers. She is a hope- less guard dog. Although only three years old she has an old soul energy with a happy-go-lucky fit-in-anywhere person- ality. Britney is speyed, vac- cinated, microchipped and will be registered. Her adoption fee is $150 and her new home must be securely fenced and approved by the SPCA. To find out more, contact SPCA inspector Kaye Vezey on 027 2280 467. Photos reveal Hokianga in the 1930s and 40s Aerial photographs of the Hokianga in the 1930s and 1940s are on display at the Hokianga Museum in Waianga Place, Omapere. The collection of 13 large black-and-white photographs is the work of V C Browne, who with his bulky, heavyweight 1930s camera supported on his knee, captured the harbour and its labyrin- thine inlets, its settle- ments and forest clear- ings, its rugged hills and hidden ravines, its start- lingly white sand -- whiter than today -- and its tiny, tenuous ribbons of road that have since become Hokianga s arteries. Few people are fam- iliar with these photo- graphs. They form part of an extensive collection that Victor Carlyle Browne assembled over a lifetime of photography, both on-ground and from the air. It is for the aerial views in particular that his work claims historic importance. Browne was born in Wellsford in 1900. His interest in photography dates from his schoolboy years when he bought his first plate camera. Following the death of his father in a logging accident, Browne moved to Christchurch where he began to photograph with a passion. On one of many flights over the Southern Alps, he picked up on what was known as the pounamu (greenstone) trail, lead- ing to a lake that hith- erto was unmarked on any map. His most ambitious plan, to photograph the entire country from the air, came about when he and Captain A J Brad- shaw flew over the whole of New Zealand from Stewart Island to North Cape in a small aircraft. The resulting collection was published in the now out-of-print New Zea- land from the Air -- the first publication of its kind. Browne made several trips to Northland especially to photograph the Hokianga, and it is these enlargements that are now on display at the Hokianga Museum. This is an opportunity to see the Hokianga as it once was. The museum is open daily except Sundays, 10am to 2pm, and the exhibition will run until March 19. Phone 405 8498, or go to ourhokianga.com. Get a taste of Hoki- anga hospitality at Brumbies Alive on March 2 at Rawene Domain with brumbie horse racing, wood chop- ping, food stalls, kids activities and music. Organiser Rob Pink says: This is Hokianga Brumbie Horse Racing at its Best. Admission is $5 for adults, under-15s free.
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