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WHANGAREI LEADER, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
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FREE Legal Education Seminars
From 15th February to the 18th April 2012
Wednesdays 1 pm -- 3 pm
Presented by solicitors, Christopher Perry, Carla Janssen and Liz Moore
At Pat Ir ving Lounge, St John's Church, 147 Kamo Road, Kensington, Whangarei
All welcome to attend.
Please phone 437 7535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Week One (15th February)
Family Law 1 -- Marriage, Civil Unions, De Facto Relationships, Relationship Property,
Maintenance, Care of Children, and The Family Court.
Week Two (22nd February)
The Tribunals -- Tenancy, Motor Vehicle, Disputes and Human Rights. How do they work?
Week Three (29nd February)
The Privacy Act/Commission -- What Information are you entitled to?
Week Four (7th March)
Family Law 2 -- Caregivers and Grandparents as Legal Guardians and Protection Orders.
Week Five (14th March)
WINZ and ACC -- Your rights and responsibilities.
Week Six (21st March)
Mediation -- Steps towards conflict resolution.
Week Seven (28th March)
Employment -- Agreements, Disputes, Bullying and Redundancy.
Week Eight (4th April)
Youth Law -- How the law works for you.
Week Nine (11th April)
Tenancy - What are your rights as a Tenant?
Week Ten (18th April)
Wills and Enduring Power of Attorney -- Ensuring your wishes are carried out.
This service is provided by 155 Community Law Centre,
155 Kamo Road, Kensington, Whangarei.
LRB singer comes to Russell
Fans of one of Australia's most suc-
cessful bands will be in for a rare treat
Glenn Shorrock -- the original singer
of the Little River Band -- is to perform
on Saturday at Russell's Duke of Marl-
In 1975 Shorrock formed the Little
River Band. Their long run of success
came to an end after Shorrock left in
In 1988 Shorrock rejoined for the
next three years.
Late ferries will be operating
(between Russell and Paihia for
passengers and between Opua and
Okiato for vehicles) to cater for people
travelling from outside Russell.
2012/glenn-shorrock/russell for more
Attracting Kiwis to
move to the north
Several recent articles in national
newspapers have once again
highlighted the opportunities that
could exist for Whangarei because
of its location in close proximity to
New Zealand's largest city.
Obviously there is potential for
our deepwater port to benefit in
the future as Port of Auckland
meets its capacity, struggles with
reverse sensitivity and considers
whether storing several hundred
thousand containers is the best
possible use for a world-class city.
But it is more likely that it will
be issues around quality of life
and the challenges of living in a
large metropolitan centre that
may make Northland an attract-
ive alternative to Aucklanders in
the near future.
While not wanting to view
Whangarei through rose-coloured
glasses and recognising that we
still have a number of issues that
need to be resolved, we do have a
lot to offer those disaffected with
living in an overcrowded city with
an infrastructure stretched to
Two factors that could poten-
tially affect the quality of life of
people living in such a large city
are pressure on housing supply
and traffic congestion.
Neither of these is easy to over-
come and both can lead people to
question what they are doing
So we need to ask, what would
encourage these people to move
here and contribute to our econ-
omy and our communities?
It should go without saying that
these people would seek a reliable
and resilient way to ship their
goods elsewhere around the
country and the world.
They would want surety around
power and water supply.
But these are things that people
in all communities aspire to have
and are hardly a point of differ-
ence in a competitive market.
If someone's motive for moving
from one place is related to their
perceived quality of life in that
location then this factor will be
important to them when deciding
on where they go.
We have a relatively compact,
walkable central business district,
we have large areas of industrial
land in close proximity to State
Highway 1 and a deepwater port
and we have a variety of wonder-
ful residential areas that suit a
range of lifestyle choices.
There is possibly some negative
Whangarei and possibly the lack
of amenity to encourage inner-city
This is why the work that the
Whangarei District Council is
doing in the place making projects
and their Love It Here campaign
are so important.
There is opportunity for the
community to participate and con-
tribute to this work and ensure we
can fulfil our district's potential.
Time almost up to pick a winner
love for the
rope swing at
Pataua Bay is
evident in this
captured by his
Here he is
pointing to the
Love it Here
from last year.
until Friday to
vote for this
Do you love it here?
Then you will love the photo-
graphic billboards seen around
the district since last year promot-
ing Whangarei as a great place to
live and love.
The billboards were first
erected in March at entrance ways
to the district, however, you may
also find them in shops and cafes.
The images have also been used in
marketing and promotional
brochures and web pages.
People have until Friday to vote
for this year's Love it Here bill-
board entry they think best sums
up the joys of living in the
The six competition finalists are
currently on display at the Town
Basin next to the free carpark
Last year's winning shot was
taken by Vynka Short.
It was of her four-year-old son
Louie swinging merrily across the
The photo encompasses three
of my favourite things my son,
Pataua Bay and the rope swing,''
She says she chose to enter the
competition because I do love
Whangarei and I do love it here''.
To vote go to facebook.com/
The winner will announced on
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