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WHANGAREI LEADER, JANUARY 24, 2012
The Spirit is visiting Tutukaka - 4 February 2012
Gold coin donation.
Water taxis running
from marina regularly.
Oceans Resort Hotel.
Help the Spirit help
young New Zealander's.
Tickets $40pp from
Oceans Resort Hotel
or by calling the Spirit
office 09 373 2060.
Open day - 2-4pm
Beach Party - 6pm
Register now for ACC's 'FREE' Tai Chi classes
Modified Tai Chi has been developed especially for older adults. It reduces the risk of falling by
improving balance, co-ordination, flexibility and lower leg strength. Participants also report
improvement in conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease,
depression and stress.
To book into Tai Chi classes a person needs to:
1. Be aged over 65years. (55 years for Maori and Pacific people)
2. Live in a community dwelling. (i.e. not residential care)
3. Have had a fall or are deemed 'at risk' of falling by a Health Professional.
4. Be able to attend a Tai Chi class once a week for 16 weeks.
5. Have not completed an ACC Tai Chi course before.
For further information or to register for classes, please contact Tim Baxter of Positive Defence
on Ph & Fax (09) 4386228 or e-mail him on email@example.com.
The next intake of classes will start the week of the 7th February 2012 and will be held at
various locations around Whangarei - Maunu, Onerahi, Tikipunga and Kamo.
There are 50 places available on this course so don't miss out, register now.
Do You Need Your Horse
Float Or Truck Repaired
• Interior Refurbishment
• Brakes & Servicing
Latches, springs etc
35 Herekino Street, Whangarei
Ph: (09) 438 8512 Mob: 021 438 854
Whangarei won over the
hearts of Rugby World
Cup players, now it is
getting a heart-saving
donated 20 Automated
(AEDs), one for each of
the teams to use during
the Rugby World Cup.
The devices are being
given to local communi-
Whangarei, now the
tournament is over.
St John clinical direc-
tor Dr Tony Smith says
AEDs increase the
chance of a person's sur-
vival after a cardiac
arrest (heart attack) by
up to 40 percent.
members of the com-
munity to learn CPR and
learn to use an AED. It's
easy and you could save
someone's life. Heroes
aren't born -- they are
trained,'' he says.
The defibrillator will
be held at the Town
Council staff will be
trained in its use and
will ensure it is
Dog show marks 100th
Bow wow: Barry and Denise Madden with
Grosvenor Busta Rhyme and Grosvenor
Whata Tease say love for man's best
friend has kept up interest in the Northland
By DENISE PIPER
LOVE for man's best friend has kept a
Northland dog show running for 100
The Northland Canine Association
is celebrating its 100th anniversary
this Anniversary weekend with five
dog shows for all breeds.
One hundred and one different dog
breeds have been registered for the
shows, with more than 600 dogs.
The owners will be travelling with
their dogs from as far away as Christ-
church, with specialised judges coming
from Canada, Thailand, the Philip-
pines, Australia and New Zealand.
Association life member Gael
Bassett says the shows include the
association's usual Anniversary week-
end two all breeds shows, plus the Bay
of Islands Canine Association's two all
But to make the centennial extra
special the organisation is running a
one-off special anniversary show with
approval from the New Zealand Ken-
Unique trophies have been
sponsored for the show, including a
kauri carving by Kaiwaka man John
Whelan for the best in show prize.
Gael says the main aim of the shows
is to maintain the pedigree of pure-
breds but she admits attending all the
dog shows is a labour of love for people
dedicated to their dogs.
It's a really expensive hobby but a
good hobby because of the love of
Association president Barry Madden
and his wife Denise would find life
pretty boring without their two young
Grosvenor Busta Rhyme (or Busta
for short) is a dog which was rescued
from a previous owner.
He is now a champion dog and has a
great nature thanks to months of
medication, treatment shampoos and
Members of the public are welcome
to come along to the shows over the
weekend to have a look.
They will get a chance to see
unusual breeds like a giant schnauzer,
the nearly extinct Icelandic sheep dog
and the small Belgian barge dog schip-
There will be a range of displays
from canine companies with the major
sponsor being Orijin, a pet food com-
pany based at Portland.
Pet dogs can also be entered in the
ribbon parade. The ribbon parade is
more casual than the dog show and
can include dogs or bitches which have
been neutered or spayed.
Gael says this is a great way for
people to be introduced to dog shows
and membership to the Northland
Canine Association has been increas-
ing over the last few years through the
The shows will be held at Barge
Park in Maunu.
Pupils take national honour
Huanui College students have
taken national honours for work
in the community.
The students from the private
school near Glenbervie have been
recognised as part of the BP Com-
munity Enterprise Project.
The project is run in secondary
schools and involves year 10 and
11 students choosing an organis-
ation and working with them to
identify a project that will benefit
the community. The students then
do the hard yards and the top
teams get money from BP to fund
Team Huanui approached The
Foundation of the Blind in
Whangarei and after discussing
how they could best help they
settled on revamping their offices
to enhance the sensory experience
of visually impaired visitors.
Wind chimes, fragrant plants,
talking posters and contrasting
colours were all part of the plan.
For younger children special toys
were made by hand.
Team Huanui's project was
judged against others nationwide
We were impressed by all the
projects but Team Huanui really
stood out. They took time to get to
know the people at The Foun-
dation of the Blind and under-
stood how they could really help,''
BP managing director Mike
Then they got classmates,
teachers and other businesses --
Whitehead Signs and Palmers
Garden Centre -- on board to make
their project a success.''
All seven team members -- Eru,
Tipene and Heemi Kapa-Kingi,
Sarah Harkness, Joseph
McMenigall, Sam Dykzeul and
Dylan Edgar -- won iPads to recog-
nise their achievement and trav-
elled to Wellington before
Christmas for a special gala din-
ner where they received their
Huanui College CEO Evan
Hamlet says the prize reflects well
on all those involved and the busi-
nesses which have lent their sup-
port. We hope to see the greater
Whangarei community benefit
from such enterprising students
entering into the workplace in the
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