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WHANGAREI LEADER, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
AskQ: Help! My Dishwasher was suddenly
started leaking without any obvious signs
of a leak , what's happened?
A: A common fault that can be traced to a few things. The
first is has anyone used dish washing liquid or laundry
powder in the dishwasher or is too much dish washing
powder being used? These are a big no no in a dishwasher
because they cause excessive foam which will spill out
through the seals of the dishwasher thus creating a flood.
Another cause is due to the spray arms being upside
Thi will cause the water to spray down
of up [over the dishes] and create waves
pool of water in the bottom which will then
out through the front of the dishwasher.
blem persists after checking these give us
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Q: Is there a quick effective way of
decorating a hall, marquee or large room
for a function?
A: Living Decor would suggest that the addition of 10 or 20
large palms (or similar) can really change the look of a large
space such as a hall.
Plants are welcoming and can greatly improve the ambience
of the venue you're using for that special occasion. (They
can look good in your photos too.)
Living Decor can deliver and instal your plants (in taseful
decorative containers), and help you place them for best
After the function we will call at a convenient time and take
the plants away.
It's so easy and very effective. Let
us bring the outside inside for your
or call us on
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Orcharding for the world
Flowering thinking: John McIntosh has a look at some good-sized kiwifruit on his Kamo orchard that were flowers
just before Christmas.
John McIntosh has the best of
both worlds and says there is no
reason why the horticulture
students he tutors cannot have
He is living proof, in a global-
ised world, that a successful
career in horticulture can be
established in New Zealand and
then taken out to the world while
still remaining in one s home
He says when others are think-
ing about a career in horticulture
they don t have think about it in
terms of the boundaries of the
region with scope to have other
horticultural business interests
elsewhere, without ever having to
uproot one s life.
The skills developed and
shaped in New Zealand are
recognised internationally. We are
superbly innovative and creative
farmers and orchardists who the
world recognises. The beauty is
you can set up a business some
place like China without having to
leave home permanently.
His company China Bridge NZ,
which he is a major shareholder
of, was recognised with a Chinese
Star Award at an International
conference in Beijing last October.
The award recognises the contri-
bution made to stimulate the
development of sustainable agri-
culture in China and came com-
pletely out-of-the-blue he says.
China Bridge NZ was the only
company from New Zealand and
was among 500 others invited to
attend the conference.
It was business partner and
managing director Calvin Green,
also a Whangarei orchardist, who
collected the prestigious award.
Mr McIntosh was not able to
attend because of commitments to
his other business in Whangarei.
Each year he spends two months
devoted to the business in China.
China is full of other
opportunities, he says.
China Bridge NZ started oper-
ating in the Jiangxi Province in
south-east China in 2006 -- an
area the size of the South Island
with a population of around 43
million -- following a chance invi-
tation from a delegation of
Chinese business people who
came to Northland a few years
Now the company has another
development taking shape in the
same province in Fengxin County.
A 40 hectare kiwifruit orchard is
being set up in a joint venture
with the project funded by big
Mr McIntosh is a familiar face
around NorthTec. For the past
three years he has tutored level
four horticulture students.
Northland port profits up
Northland Port Corp
which operates the
Marsden Point port
and has holdings in the
surrounding land area
lifted first-half profit
5.5 percent on in-
creased log export vol-
based company made
$2.2 million, or 5.12
cents a share, in the six
months ended Decem-
ber 31, up from $2.1
million, or 4.42 cents, a
year earlier. Revenue
rose 15 percent to $3.1
million as the port
operation, which ac-
counts for most of the
company s earnings,
recorded bigger vol-
umes of log exports.
Northland Port boosted
its trading surplus 14
percent to $2 million.
It is pleasing to note
Northport s continuing
growth in profitability
with the six month
period under review,
chairman Geoff Vazey
says in his report.
Cargo volumes were
ahead of budget and
are expected to remain
ahead for the second
six months of the year.
the Marsden Point
cargo terminal, and is
jointly owned by North-
land Port and Port of
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