Cherry trees - Paparoa Village

april 2015
Cherry trees ...
ripe for removal
Paparoa’s cherry trees were planted by
Keep Paparoa Beautiful in an attempt
to provide a distinctive attraction and
beautify the village.
The trees provide a spectacular display,
attracting tuis and other nectar loving
birds, for a couple of weeks every
spring. New information has emerged
that these trees are invasive and will
threaten our natural environment.
A&P Show supports Rural Fire Force
As the annual Paparoa A&P Show rolled around again earlier this year, it brought with it a
host of new attractions. More stall holders, more family entertainment, more food and, of
course … gate prizes!
Lucky entrants made their
way to the show office
clutching prize winning gate
tickets, possibly wondering
just which of the 200 gate
prizes they would receive.
Would it be a bag of kumara?
A box of chocolates? Luxury
sunglasses? Or would it be
the star prize … a brand new
Onga water pump?
The lucky winners of the top
prize - Steve & Kathy Dawes
- turned out to be a couple
of lovely British tourists. Passing through
Paparoa they had stopped to see what all
the fuss was about. As travellers - with no
immediate need for a brand new water
pump, they generously gifted the pump
back to the North Kaipara Agricultural
Association for donation to charity.
Seedlings are popping up in gardens
across the road from the Village Green,
and it is only a short distance to the
covenanted bush. Although grafted,
the root stock is very vigorous and is
shooting madly.
Sarah Brill, Biosecurity Officer, NRC has
said, “I have seen the flowering cherry
trees (Prunus campanulata) in Paparoa
Village. I do feel that early action
would avoid the problems that other
areas, such as Kerikeri, have had with
sheer numbers of this pest tree. As
far as we know there are no varieties
of Prunus campanulata that do not
seed. This species and all varieties of
it are banned from sale, propagation
and distribution in Northland.”
When trees, that have been part of
the landscape for some time and
appreciated by many, come under
threat, it is inevitable that people will
be divided over their fate. However
much we have become accustomed to
these particular trees they are now a
pest. Removal will leave a gap that can
be filled relatively quickly by another
acceptable species. Advice will need to
be taken on suitable trees preferably
with attractive foliage and a long
flowering season. PPI will provide the
necessary funds for their replacement.
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This act of generosity, of course,
necessitated a meeting … and the generous
committee members of our North Kaipara
Agricultural
Association
unanimously
decided to donate the pump to the
Paparoa Volunteer Rural Fire Force, to help
with their work in assisting our community.
The Fire Force would like to give a huge
All hands to the pump! A&P Show's
Gerard Sullivan & Ross Battensby present
the Onga pump to Fire Chief Noel Futter
and truly heartfelt thank you to every
person and business that made this
donation possible - Michael & Sue Meyer
from McQuinn Pumps in Whangarei for
their initial donation of the pump; Steve
& Kathy Dawes for their generosity; and
of course, the fantastic people from the
North Kaipara Agricultural Association.
The Fire Force is yet to decide how best to
use the proceeds from the sale of the
pump. A decision will be reached over the
next few weeks and they'll let us all know
their decision. PP
Koi Carp - a plan of attack
In October 2013 the Press front page showed photos of this large golden fish with
distinctive ‘barbels' (whisker-like feelers) and alerted our community to the dangers of this
banned exotic freshwater pest fish entering our streams and rivers.
One Paparoa farm was found to have two
ponds containing big numbers; one pond
was drained completely that summer and
cleaned out; the second pond, because it is
the farm’s major water
supply, has yet to be
drained.
DOC’s Kauri Coast
Dargaville office is now
responsible for the
eradication of fish pests
in our area and when
possible, this pond
will be drained while
a temporary water
supply is set up. There
is also a large pond across the Paparoa
Stream and in flood conditions it could also
tip fish into the waterways!
The big new sign along SH12 between
Paparoa and Maungaturoto is a reminder
for us to remain vigilant and report any
sightings to the Regional Council, 0800 002
004.
These fish are almost
impossible to control
once in a free-flowing
river and are classed
as Australasia’s worst
pest fish. They have
become a plague in the
Waikato and must be
kept from infiltrating
our environment.
Please keep watch on
farms and along our fresh-to-slightly saline
waterways for any suspicious gold fish, koi
carp or ‘coarse fish’ – all inedible by the way!
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Anzacs Paparoa Roll of Honour
Amazingly, a father and son
are each recorded in one of
Paparoa War Memorial Hall’s
two Rolls of Honour:
R & D MacDonald
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On the 1914-1919 Roll is
Sergeant Major Cedric James
Jenkins, son of Cedric Herbert
Jenkins who had come from
England and was well-known
in Paparoa. He built a house
in Franklin Road which is being
lived in to this day. Cedric
married Lilian Rowsell from
Whakapirau.
Cedric James Jenkins' war
service was with the Auckland
Mounted Rifles Regiment
which served in Gallipolli and
the Middle East Campaign. He
returned from the War in 1915,
wounded. Later, he worked for
Mr Ariell, then the Railways
Department at Mareretu
Station, and then at Onerahi
and Morningside, Whangarei.
On the 1939-1945 Roll is
Sergeant
Herbert
James
Jenkins known as Bert, son of
Cedric and Lilian. Although
an only son, Bert's parents
expected him to also go to
fight for king and country.
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Anzac Services
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At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
we will remember them
Born in 1921 in Paparoa, Bert
attended school at Mareretu
until 1933; and then attended
Whangarei Boys High School,
taking jobs in various grocers’
shops until 1939 when war
was declared.
Following serious training
in Waiouru and at Waimate
North, the first big shift was
to Awanui as part of the 15th
North Auckland Infantry Battalion, taking equipment and
tanks to defend the north of
New Zealand.
When needed overseas they
joined the Expeditionary
Force, shipped to Egypt then
to Italy and became part of
the 2nd NZ Divisional Cavalry.
Local identity - ANZAC Bert Jenkins
He joined the 11th North
Auckland Mounted Rifles
(NAMR). This regiment no
longer used horses – Bert
says ‘Shanks' pony’ was all
they had and leather on
the soles”. It was a time of
turmoil;
any
appropriate
truck was commandeered
from around the north
and with the volunteers
aboard, a large convoy of
colourful assorted trucks
left for Waiouru. Bert said it
was a wonderful spectacle!
In early 1944 Bert was part of
the campaign to take Cassino,
but not long after, at Rimini,
was wounded in his leg and
spent the remainder of the
war in a German hospital. He
says he ate lots of swedes!
Eventually he returned to
New Zealand on various
troop ships, arriving in
Wellington on a beautiful day,
glad that the 'big adventure'
was at an end. He took the
train ride north to Whangarei
and was demobbed in the Drill
Hall – a large corrugated iron
building on Walton Street.
Now in his 94th year, Bert
drives down for the Paparoa
Pioneer Luncheon and has
many stories to tell.
Our best wishes to you Bert;
the story of your life would be
a great read! PP
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Paparoa Lions 68th Pioneer Luncheon
It was another happy occasion in Paparoa when the 100 guests and Lions helpers met for this annual
Luncheon. Many of the guests have been coming for many years, some local and some from afar
to catch up with friends, relatives and old neighbours all with the common factor of living or having
lived in the Paparoa district.
This year guests were treated After a delicious lunch catered
to wonderful entertainment by Otamatea Christian School
from sisters Joan Brown and support group, Graham Taylor
Linda Litt expertly playing the presented information about a
piano accordion and drum.
proposed lifestyle village which
was of great interest to some.
The sisters spoke of their
parents Ben & Doreen Emmett MC for the day Ken Chambers
who formed an accordion noted that the Lions were
band which played in the once again pleased to honour
area at many dances and the more senior members of
charity concerts as well as our community and those who
teaching music to Paparoa and have left the district. All have
Matakohe youngsters in the done so much to make the
1950s and 60s.
area a great place to live.
Elva Heath at the Pioneer Luncheon
Lifestyle Village project
presented to
Pioneer Luncheon guests
An audience of more than 100 over 65 year olds
at the recent Lions Pioneer Lunch was the ideal
audience to hear about the proposed Lifestyle
Village for Paparoa.
Chair of the Steering Group,
Graham Taylor outlined the
proposal saying it was the
boldest plan for Paparoa’s
future for many years. He
indicated there could be up to
12 dwellings initially with room
to expand in the future.
Located adjacent to Paparoa
Village on the western side
of Franklin Road there would
be easy access for vehicular
and pedestrian traffic. The
emphasis of the project is to
retain active seniors in the
district and it is envisaged
that many residents would be
able to actively pursue a full
life without the responsibility
of a large home or grounds
to maintain. Some would
possibly still be working but
able to enjoy the security
and ambience of a village
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We are urgently seeking
new leaders to help with our
Cadets, especially our Junior
members in the Penguin
section. We currently operate
on a Thursday afternoon. If you
are interested, please contact
either Nyree 027 504 5874, or
Eileen 021 142 0357.
Thank you for considering
becoming part of an awesome
organisation.
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"That’s why we
Also snapped at the luncheon: Neil and Rae Tonks
are calling it a
Lifestyle Village", said Graham.
"While the ‘village‘ would be
owned by a community trust
there will also be a number
of individual lots for separate
sale. This will enhance the
development of the residential
area in Paparoa."
He acknowledged that many
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responses. Graham can be
contacted for further details
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Easter Egg Hunt at the Market
An Easter Egg Hunt for the children is one of the attractions
of Paparoa Farmers' Market on Easter Saturday. The market
has recently acquired a vegetable stall with an extensive
range of produce at very good prices. Tracey will be there
with her delicious chocolates and squares, as will all the
old favourites - soaps, honey, bacon, olive oil, plants, fruit,
pickles, eggs, and sea foods.
Buskers - ‘The Eccentric Ukes’ will entertain.
They're always worth a listen and their antics are hilarious.
Make sure you get along and enjoy the fun.
You never know who you'll see at Paparoa Farmers Market!
Our company and products are top of the line
in quality, but not in price.
I am looking for local women who are self-motivated
and are wanting to make a change to themselves
and other women, all over NZ (must be over 18yrs)
Only genuine (info-seeking) inquiries please
Phone Marj Newland
09 431 7562
027 439 6722
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As residents around and on Arcadia Road will know, the first
Sunday in March saw the Hibiscus Coast Motorsport Club hold
their annual rallysprint. And this year the dust was thick!
As a fundraiser, Paparoa Lions
hosted the Motorsport Club,
providing lunch and dinner at
Paparoa Hall, plus sending out
20 lunches for the marshals on
the route.
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The A&P show committee also
receive payment for use of
the land behind the Hall for
carparking etc.
We asked how the Car Club
people enjoyed the day and
received this letter from the
event organiser:
We've been having fun with
lots of messy play - paint
splatting pictures and heaps
more fun things. Last week
we had a workshop where we
explored ways to play in water
and encourage different
learning with our children.
We're planning for Term 2
and welcome your ideas. If
there are any events we could
be involved with or areas for
fundraising we'd love to hear
from you.
We've applied for grants
for shade sails to protect
our babies from the strong
sun and are awaiting the
outcome. We'd also like to
host a First Aid course and
are interested to hear from
anyone keen to attend this.
We're open Monday & Friday
9:30-12:30 all welcome
“From the club’s perspective
we really appreciate the
cooperation of the Paparoa
community in letting us use
your fantastic roads and to Jim
Rowlands and the rest of the
Paparoa Lions for
their support and
assistance.
This
year’s event had 30
entries from as far
afield as Tauranga
and included some
of New Zealand’s
leading rally drivers,
including Andrew
Hawkswood from
Whitford.
The
day
ran
smoothly and most
competitors had an enjoyable
day, with only a few mechanical
failures spoiling the day
for some. At the post-event
prizegiving dinner everybody
was raving about what a great
road Arcadia Rd was to drive
and they are already looking
forward to next year’s event.”
Please note the change of day
If you'd like to attend
Playcentre, or have some
awesome ideas for us phone
Tina 431 6878, 021 033 5128
or email t.ball@xtra.co.nz
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Gangsters and their Molls hit town White Rock
Theatre goers had great fun in the Paparoa Hall at ORT’s
The Altos in March. The show was hilarious and involved
interaction with the diners. The food was fabulous (by Julie
Lewis) and the table of eight, Shane Wintle and seven beautiful
and beautifully dressed Molls, were a real feature!
ORT's Maura and Peter Flower were very pleased with the
number and quality of the audience! Everyone had loads of fun.
Hope ORT will return next year with another Dinner Show and
you can join us!
Gallery
We're delighted to provide an
update from White Rock Gallery.
Firstly, a HUGE thank you for
all the local support the gallery
has received since our opening
at the beginning of February.
Visitor numbers for February
were just shy of 600 and a
large portion of those were
locals bringing friends through,
or out of town and overseas
visitors who had been directed
to the gallery by local people.
So thank you very much!
We think it’s important to keep
the gallery fresh and interesting
for local and out of town
visitors alike. With that in mind
we add a small number of new
pieces most weeks and we do
a complete refresh of the art
and craftworks on a six-weekly
basis. We’ve just completed
our first six weekly refresh
and there are lots of new and
exciting works on display so it's
definitely worth a visit next time
you're in our neck of the woods!
Jillaine Murray
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Potato Fritter.. ...........$1.50
Chips min...................$2.50
Sausages.. .................$2.00
Mussel Fritters...........$4.00
Wedges...................... $6.00
Curry Roll...................$2.50
American Hotdog.. ....$4.50
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Jews
Brothers Band
Concert Thursday 9 April
Maungaturoto Country Club
It’s 20 years since the Jews
Brothers Band - said to be
one of the zaniest and most
original bands on the planet was born.
JBB celebrates with a new
album and nationwide Arts On
Tour NZ tour complete with
ace saxophonist Neil Duncan
playing the world’s only onehanded saxophone.
JBB was a sensation in 1995
when they first hit the local
scene with the unique ‘klezmer’
music sound brought to New
York by Eastern European Jews.
You'll hear gypsy ‘hot-club’,
schmaltzy waltzes and daring
vocal harmonies at this concert
on Thurs 9 April 7.30pm at the
Maungaturoto Country Club.
Adults $25; Gold card $20;
Students $15; Groups 6+ $20.
Book: ort.org.nz and door sales.
Arts On Tour NZ brings to you
outstanding NZ performers.
You won’t go away hungry!
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Dairy Diary
... the farming scene
This is a magic time of the year where the
heat of the summer is past its peak, the
cows are on once a day (or should be), and
the writing is on the wall as to what our final production and
‘pay out’ will be. It is the time of year where the focus shifts
from internal function to assessing where we achieved well,
and could improve next season.
In our situation where we manage one property and lease
the adjoining one, we have the luxury of comparison and
have found that once a day milking all season suits us well
for a variety of reasons.

Cow health and condition
have been easier to maintain
especially
pre-mating
and during feed pinches,
resulting in less expenditure
on supplementary feed.
 Rate of empty cows was
drastically different 6% vs.
28%.
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Strong, easy to identify
heats. We will still use
KMAR heat detection aids
as we have good success
with these.
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Having the afternoon free
to work (or not) has greatly
improved our productivity
and lifestyle and has
enabled us to develop land
to be more efficient next
year.
Forming a company and
running it has been difficult
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What's
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Great fun and games at
the Sports and Rec day
on 28th March
and in a year like this where
the payout is $4.70 and we
will not quite make target
production, I liken it to
being thrown out of a plane
with a sheet and a ball of
string and having to make
a parachute on the way
down. We will have to really
watch our spending over
the next twelve months and
be smart and motivated
in order to achieve our
production goals.
There are plenty of
positives to focus on with
a great network of friends,
family and staff supporting
us and even though my
wife is feeding two she
still somehow managed to
conceive number four.
We can’t put that down to
once a day.
Sam Hartles
What's
Not
The flowering cherry trees
proving to be a pest.
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Civil Defence update for Paparoa
Paparoa's Community Response Group has met with Sharon
Bain, new KDC Civil Defence Emergency Management Officer.
The purpose of the meeting was to:
1. Meet the new Emergency Management Officer.
2. Review the Paparoa Community Response Plan.
3. Identify people for training in 2015.
4. Carry out a table top exercise.
5. Identify any areas of concern.
Most members of Paparoa's Response Group
attended, together with some Fire Force people and
some local business owners.
Sharon was quick to praise the Paparoa plan as being
one of the best in the district. The table top exercise
went well and included
plenty of laughs. It seems
Paparoa is in safe hands.
Mixed Media
To find out more about Civil
Defence in Paparoa, please call
... a quiz
the community response group
(Note: mixed media - collage using paper, paint & ink, on board)
co-ordinator – Yvonne Yorke
09 431 6668, or 021 158 2930.
Cut up the boards and undercoat them. Do you
a) carefully sweep up the sawdust
The updated 24page Communb) sand the sawdust coated surface
ity Response Plan is available at:
c) enjoy the texture
www.nrc.govt.nz/civildefence.
Lay out the boards to dry. Do you
A hard copy of the Plan is held
a) place them carefully on the workbench
at Skelton’s Drapery and at
b) balance them wherever you can find a space
Paparoa Library and makes
c) pick them up off the floor and enjoy the texture
interesting reading, as does
Prepare the paints. Do you
Paparoa Press August 2014
a) collect the box of neatly organised tubes
Civil Defence article available
b) gather up what you can find under the clutter
at www.paparoa.org.nz, or at
c) go and buy some new ones
the Library. PP
Lay the painted papers out to dry. Do you
a) spread them carefully on the worktable
b) balance them on top of the clutter
c) pick them up off the floor and enjoy the texture
Tear and cut the paper shapes and reach for the glue. It is
a) on the table ready to use
b) on the shelf at the other end of the studio
c) on the floor with the top missing
Lay out the work for gluing. The working surface is
a) clear and clean
b) ok if it’s turned over, the other side is fine
c) a mess (well it will add to the texture)
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Use pen and ink for the details. Do you
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b) smudge the right side while working on the left
c) add little flourishes to accent the texture
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to Paradise, pt 2 [continued from last month]
PAINTER Moving
Paparoa newcomer Jacqueline Knight gives us an
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Roofs
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GENERAL
ENGINEERING
overview of her family's experience settling in:
After initial research on the site and then preparing a
landscape plan, work on the property itself began ...
First up we put in a driveway
and built a shed, which meant
we could stay up in Paparoa
longer and work even harder!
Next we fenced off the bush,
formed three paddock areas
and got some sheep to keep
the grass down (and fill the
freezer). While my husband
learned
how
to
manage sheep and do
home kill, I planned
the house. With the
maximum and usual
amount
of
pain,
financial strain and
general
mayhem,
we built some of the
house in order to stay
on the property and,
yes, work through
winter too!
The nursery went in next and
I collected seed and grew the
appropriate plants for winter
planting to begin. Horizontal
hail and rain featured often on
our windy winter site, but plant
the slopes to stabilise them
we did. One of the toughest
tasks involved my fancy for
a skink garden on our sunny
Rust Repairs and
Maintenance
Cars - trailers - horse floats
General welding
including alloy
Custom built floats and trailers
Ken Subritzky
09 431 7477
021 121 4879
Paparoa Motor Camp
check out
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super dry north
facing slope, all
800sqm of low
close planting.
As the slope is
sharp, we were quite often
digging sideways into the clay
and sliding down the hill in
horizontal rain. My children
may never forgive me for this!
Meanwhile, with my studies
completed, I started a job
as restoration manager at
Kaipatiki Environmental Centre
in Auckland and started up a
nursery there as well as doing
restoration plans for parks &
reserves in the North Shore.
The job grew and grew with
contracts for Council and other
property development
companies; all very
tiring, as we were
doing a full week’s
work followed by a full
weekend of planting
and keeping on top of
the maintenance, kind
of!
After five years my
heart (and body)
yearned to escape
the busy-ness. Finally,
last year, the stars aligned. My
sons announced they were
going flatting, my husband
was in a position to work
from Paparoa with some
travelling and, bingo,
I got a job working for
Northland
Regional
Council as Enviroschools Facilitator for
Northland secondary
schools along with
some landscape design
work. We took a
deep breath, sold the
Auckland house, and
made Paparoa our full
time home. Now we work all
the time!
In went the vege gardens, the
olives, and the citrus, and we're
on top of the maintenance
now. At this rate, we may even
one day finish the house.
Meanwhile every day we wake
up to the birds and every
evening the sunset gives a
great evening show. Our
birdlife has grown and the rare
Kaipara kakabeak in flower in
the spring is a wonderful sight.
The abundant skinks love their
new home. We have fresh
vegetables and fruit from the
gardens and orchards. We are
surrounded by beautiful views
and the kindness of the people
of Paparoa and we are the
happier, healthier and calmer
for it. It feels just right.
Rahui Gardens
Jacqueline Knight
09 431 7022 - 021 488 822
Landscape Design Services include:
Garden consultations - a visit and verbal advice
Garden/lifestyle block design, building/garden placement
Revegetation plans
Streamside restoration
Plant lists and planting plans
Native plant sourcing
Ecological Reports, soil, aspect, plants suited to the area
jacqueline@rahui.co.nz
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Outstanding success and
special praise from principal
Principal of Otamatea High School, Rachel ClothierSimmonds, has announced that the School’s NCEA results for
2014 were especially pleasing, and congratulated all students
who received NCEA Levels l, 2 and 3.
Each year NZQA also recognises high achieving students by
awarding various Endorsements either ‘Overall’ or for an
individual ‘Subject or Course’ – it is a considerable honour to
be awarded such an endorsement.
Special congratulations were given to all the students who
received NCEA Levels Endorsed with Excellence or Merit; five
of these students who had schooling at Paparoa School were:
NCEA Level 2: Overall: Thomas Macdonald, Courtney Mottram
Local Soccer
The Kaipara Knights soccer
club is getting ready for the
season. Any children, any
age, interested in playing,
pls contact Lindell Ferguson
blferguson@vodafone.co.nz or
431 2542. Novices are welcome and teams are mixed
gender. Practices are usually at
Maungaturoto and all games
are played at Port Albert on
Saturday mornings starting
9th May. Lindell would love to
hear from anyone able to help
with coaching.
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Oysters, Mussels,
Fish & Kina
Wed, Thur, Fri 10am - 4pm
Sat 9am -1pm
1994 Paparoa Valley Rd
09 431 6089
NCEA Level 1: Rita Hames
For an individual subject or course Level 2:
- Nicole Hinsch (English, History);
- Courtney Mottram (Biology,
Chemistry, Geography, Statistics);
Level 1 – Miriana Littlejohn (Art),
Rita Hames (English, Science)
Well done!
Among the 2015 STUDENT LEADERS:
Manukura Tane, Te Whakakotahitanga
(David) Jenkins who lives in Paparoa.
“Whakamihi atu”
Matakohe Cemetery Trust
Just bringing everyone up to date with new deployments at the
Matakohe cemetery.
In the first place the Matakohe cemetery is described as a
“private” cemetery. This is because the Trust does not receive
funding from a governing body, i.e. Kaipara District Council. All
of our funding is derived from the sale of plots, the interment of
ashes on graves, and the sale of plots for ashes.
Special arrangements for Returned Services personnel to take effect on ANZAC Day 2015
Secondly, and my main reason
for contacting you now is
to let you know of a major
development which is taking
place on ANZAC Day this year
(2015).
The Paparoa Returned Services
Association (RSA) approached
the Matakohe Cemetery Trust
with a request that perhaps a
section of the cemetery could
be set aside for those people
who served in major conflicts
around the world, or who
were members of the armed
services.
Following a meeting with
representatives of the RSA, the
Trust agreed that a part of the
cemetery could be set aside
to mark the time people gave
Licensed Café
and
Bed & Breakfast
Accommodation
to uphold the way of life and
ideals embraced by citizens of
New Zealand.
Returned Service people who
meet the above criteria will
be able to have their ashes
interred in this site. I would
like to recognise the generous
support of the following
businesses
that
assisted
with
this
development:
Atlas
Concrete,
Carters
Maungaturoto, Marek Weber,
and Weber Builders.
The Returned Sevices section
will be dedicated and opened
on ANZAC Day the 25 April
2015.
Robert Brownlie
Secretary/Treasurer
Matakohe Cemetery Trust
CAFÉ: Open every day for Lunch,
Morning & Afternoon Teas, and Dinners
Check out some Matakohe House specialties:
MUSSELL & KUMARA FRITTERS (to die for)
NACHOS (spicy beef with sour cream)
‘A LA CARTE‘ Dinner Menu
all our food is home cooked
Bookings are absolutely essential for dinners
we cater for all celebrations
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School
update
Gardening - the biological way
from Term 1
We had a whole school visit
to The Kauri Museum and
were very interested to learn
what it was like for children at
school 100 years ago. It was
fascinating to see the creatures
fossilised in kauri gum and the
wonderful creations people
had made using the gum.
Our Duffy Role Model this term
was Miriyana Alexander, editor
of The Herald on Sunday. She
talked to us about her job and
how much she had enjoyed
reading and writing when she
was little. She read us one of
her favourite picture books –
How to Catch a Star by Oliver
Jeffers. Each of the children
received 2 books from Duffy
Books in Homes, which is
always super exciting.
The end of term was tinged
with a little sadness as we
farewelled
principal
Kim
Tavinor and admin officer
Vickie Owens. We wish them
all the very best for their next
challenges.
We hope you enjoy the
holidays and look forward to
Term 2 on Monday, April 20th.
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The long dry hasn't helped this month – though there's been
a few heavy showers. On the bright side, the plague of green
stink beetles has gone, late tomatoes are still going strong,
and monarch butterfly caterpillars are now surviving!
I've been lucky recently to take students to learn about
biological farming where it's all about looking after the soil
rather than just fertilising the crop. An incredible number
of tiny soil organisms provide food for the plant while the
plant gives them sugar made by photosynthesis, kind of 'you
scratch my back I'll scratch yours' system. They do all this for
free as long as we don’t kill them off with nasty chemicals.
We need to keep the right balance of elements in the soil
– calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, nitrogen,
boron etc - by using products that are gentle - not too acidic
or strong – which provide the nutrients the soil needs. It’s all
about getting the balance right. Just as humans and animals
need a balanced diet, so does the soil – too much nitrogen
for the soil is just as bad as too much sugar is for us. If not
used, the nitrogen just washes away into our waterways and
harbours. Seaweed, compost and compost teas are all good as
long as we have water; and other products are also available.
This is a change of emphasis from the short term gain - food
for grass or crop immediately - to sustainability and good
crops/grass over a longer period with good soil life.
Our students will be trialling an area just next to the
Maungaturoto Country Club using information from a Perry
Soil test. BUT we have to wait until we have some decent rain
on the soil first. It will be interesting to see what happens!
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Spotlight on ...
The bloke departs the boat - Mick Reynolds
In 2000, the book Blokes and Boats was published, featuring a plethora of NZ blokes with their boats
big and small. Featured among the lineup was Paparoa’s own Mick Reynolds on an amazing yacht
named Tern II. For 13 years Mick, originally from Wales, has called Paparoa home.
Mick's adventures began when
he was a plucky 15-yr-old,
apprenticed to the RAF in 1959.
Ten years later he joined the
RNZAF and, following family,
moved to New Zealand.
He spent a further 13 years in
uniform, and then 12 more as
a civilian.
Always an adventurer, from
waterskiing jaunts in Cyprus
in the 60s, to scuba diving in
the South China Sea in the 70s,
Mick left the RNZAF and
went to work for private oil
exploration dive companies,
flying ROV (remotely operated
vehicles) in Japan, Brunei,
Malaysia and Thailand.
Whilst 'offshore' he would
“pace the helipad at dusk
and dawn, looking from
horizon to horizon”, and
ultimately
decided
to
become a sea gypsy.
He placed an ad in the local
rag looking for a catamaran
to sail around the Pacific, and
ended up proud owner of
Tern II, a yacht built in 1889
by Claude Worth which had
been left mouldering for far
too long in the Thames river
mud on the Coromandel.
get it deemed seaworthy for a
journey of that length.
His money ran out, and
the yacht was onsold to
an American woman, who
planned to sail it from NZ to
Hawaii.
From then Tern II was left
marooned in Tonga for years –
Tern II under sail
Mick spent 12 years restoring
the boat, planning to sail it
back to England, but couldn't
Eggs-ceptional project kicks off
The Reconnecting Northland programme begins its Inanga
Project in Paparoa-Maungaturoto in April. This will involve
searching areas of riverbank for clues that inanga (whitebait) are
laying their eggs. The searches will be carried out on Paparoa
Stream and Pahi River. The recipe for the project is a simple one.
More eggs hatched equals more whitebait in our waterways.”
Investigations began in late Kim Jones of Whitebait
March from which maps will Connection was involved in
be produced showing likely identifying the first confirmed
spawning zones.
Northland
spawning
site
Then the fun begins with egg at Parua Bay and will lead
searches in these zones at the work. To get involved
spawning time during new in April egg searches email
jon.hampson@landcare.org.nz
moon high tides in late April.
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022 170 5599
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until she was found recently
and shipped to NZ, with
plans to again restore her.
Mick has owned a few other
boats on the Kaipara, but
none as solid and beautiful
as Tern II.
Nowadays he is more into
motorbikes than boats, he
also helps out as a friend
of the White Rock Gallery.
Mick has three grown-up
children, and three little
grandchildren.
[Google Tern II to follow her
ongoing journeyings.] PP
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Young Coryn
braves the shave
Paparoa resident 10-year-old
Coryn Yorke has braved the
shave for Leukaemia & Blood
Cancer research.
Coryn decided to shave her
head for a second time after
meeting 4-year-old Maddi who
is fighting Acute Lymphoblastic
Leukaemia, a cancer that
affects immature lymphocytes
developing in the bone
marrow. Maddi will become
more susceptible to anaemia,
recurrent infections, bruising
and bleeding. If you'd like to
make a cash donation, please
call 09 431 6668.
Paparoa Press
Hey, kids . . .
just for you . . .
It's hard to believe that Term 1 is over. We'll be celebrating
Easter at the start of the holidays and thought you might
like to have a go at baking your own Hot Cross buns. For
the past two years, an enterprising group of senior students at Paparoa Primary School have made
hot cross buns with Mrs Cant, as a fundraising activity. Mrs Cant has kindly agreed to share her
delicious recipe with us – and has even added how to make chocolate buns too. Yummy!
EASTER HOT CROSS BUNS
ingredients:
1 tblsp cinnamon
crosses:
1 cup hot water
1 tblsp mixed spice
75gm plain flour
1 cup cold milk
1/4 cup oil or butter
5 tbsp water
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tblsp active yeast
Another 1/4 cup sugar glaze:
Apricot jam
550gms High Grade flour 100 gms sultanas
method: Combine milk, water, yeast and the first measure of sugar in a bowl and wait for the
yeast to froth (approx 5-10 mins). Add flour, spices, oil, salt and second measure of sugar, mix
until a dough forms, add sultanas and mix again. Turn out onto a floured bench and knead for 10
mins until smooth. Place into oiled bowl, cover with tea towel, and leave in a warm place until
dough doubles in size. Punch down the dough and divide into 12 even pieces. Roll each piece into
a ball and place them onto a baking tray. Cover with a tea towel and leave until doubled in size.
Pipe crosses onto the top of your buns. Bake in a 200 degree oven for approx 20mins or until
golden and cooked. Glaze if desired and enjoy.
Cross mixture: Mix 75g flour with 5 tbsp water to make paste for the cross – add water 1 tbsp
at a time - just enough for a thick paste. Spoon into a piping bag with a small nozzle. Pipe a line
along each row of buns, then repeat in the other direction to create crosses.
Glaze: Gently heat the apricot jam to melt, then sieve to get rid of any chunks. While the jam is
still warm brush over the top of the warm buns and leave to cool.
note: For Chocolate Hot Cross Buns omit the spices and sultanas and add 1/4 cup of cocoa and
100gms chocolate chips. Also, instead of piping buns with the flour crosses before baking, wait ‘til
they've cooled and pipe white chocolate crosses on them instead.
Draw
the
Easter
Bunny
School Holiday Family Fun
Night at The Museum
9th & 16th April, 7pm
$20 child, $15 member
Join Matē the gumdigger
and friends in an overnight adventure
Field Trip: Kauri
Bushman's Memorial
13th April 10-12 midday
$8 child, $5 member
Join Graeme Weaver, NRC
to learn how to defend our
Kauri from the spread of
Kauri Dieback Disease
Bookings Essential: The Kauri Museum, Church
Rd, Matakohe, www.kaurimuseum.com,
admin@kaurimuseum.com, 09 431 7417
- send to us at
"Paparoa Press Easter Pic"
PO Box 107, Paparoa 0543
with your details by 14 April
easter bunny drawing competition
If you're age 7 or under, we have a gorgeous, fluffy Easter Bunny
to give away. Draw your own picture of the Easter Bunny, include
your name, age, address and phone number. and send to us at
the address above no later than April 14th.
g.a.s. Paparoa
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■ LOWEST priced milk
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Sat 7am-6pm; Sun 7.30am-5.30pm
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OUT & ABOUT around the district
Anzac Services: Matakohe 10.30am from War Memorial
Hall; Maungaturoto - 6am
from Centennial Hall; Ruawai
- 10.30am from Ruawai
Tokatoka War Memorial Hall.
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning, we will
remember them.
Daylight saving ends easter
weekend. Put your clocks back
1 hour overnight Sat 4th April.
Fire restrictions lifted: from
midnight 23 March open fire
season replaces the summer
fire ban which has been in
place for several months.
Our condolences go to Sally
Taylor and family, and friends
of Alan Flower, long-time
resident, retired dairy farmer
and all round community
stalwart from Maungaturoto,
who died in March.
90 years young – Mrs Una Ball
of Pahi celebrated with many
family & friends recently at
Paparoa Hall. Una has spent all
her life in Porter Rd or Pahi and
is still going strong. She has a
great memory for days long
past, congratulations Una!
Plunket Coffee Group meets
every Tuesday 10-30 to 12-30
at the Plunket Rooms. Please
phone Tina 431 6878 for
details, everyone welcome.
Cam's Autos: from 31st March
Cam will move his car repair
business to 4615 State Highway
12 Ruawai. Cam wishes to
thank all his customers for their
ongoing support over the past
9 years, and welcomes them
to continue to use his services
at the address above. Thanks
Cam for such great service and
for keeping us all on the road,
you'll be sorely missed!
Paparoa Hall Committee
advise that with the generous
help of Transfield Services
and Kaipara District Council,
plus some of its own funds,
sealing of part of the carpark
will happen during April. The
deterioration in the seal has
now reached a deplorable
condition. For a few days
following the work, access to
the Hall will be via the ramp
and the front doors – we are
excited by the prospect of this
upgrade, following which we
will try for funding to complete
improvements to the entire
carpark area.
Relay for Life: The Mangawhai
Cadets participated in the
Walk for Life relay on 14 & 15
March. Collectively the unit
walked 852km with 3 cadets,
including local David Hames,
walking over 100kms each.
Jenny Battensby who was
part of the Matakohe team
tells us their team raised the
most money for this cause. A
mighty effort all round!
Few take advantage of
Council meeting:
Only a smattering of locals
turned out at the invitation of
KDC to discuss local matters on
8 March. Perhaps this means
everyone is happy with the
service council provides?
Those who made the effort
had the opportunity to discuss
with council officers and
commissioners
issues
of
concern. Council is required by
law
to
provide
these
opportunities for interaction.
It’s a pity more people don’t
take advantage as those who
did felt they were able to get
many points across. If we don’t
speak up we can’t complain
later! PP
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Music Makers
Matakohe Music Makers
wishes to thank everyone for
a wonderful night of music
on 11 March at Paparoa
Sports Pavilion. For a small
$2 donation per person, so
much fun can be had by all.
Each month, we have our
regular supporters, and
songsters, and we would like
to take this opportunity to
thank everyone.
Music Makers is heading into
its 9th year in October, which
is extremely awesome.
On Wednesday 8th April
we will be doing our St
Patrick's dress-up, along with
appropriate music, and prize
for the best costume.
It's never too late to celebrate
St. Pats, so please feel free to
come along and have a go.
Walk up blackboard 7pm,
byo, free coffee & tea
provided. For more info ph
Sharon 431 6772 or email
matakohemusicmakers@
gmail.com
Jim & Sharon
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Junior Rugby
JMB are really struggling to
get numbers for the season.
If children are interested
please phone Tina Ball on 431
6878, or turn up to training on
Thursday 4pm at the Paparoa
Sports Pavilion.
Travelling with a caravan or motorhome feels a bit like being a tortoise who takes his 'home' along
wherever he goes. The advantages of being able to stop wherever you wish, to do your own homecooked food and drink, to rest or take photos, and sleep in the same bed every night far outweighs
any disadvantages.
This is all made easier still by
joining the NZ Motorhome &
Caravan Assn (NZMCA)for the
cost of an annual subscription.
Members must have selfcontained facilities and are
provided with a travellers'
‘bible’ listing all budget camping options (some even free).
There's great variety available,
from roadside rest areas, to
clubs, racecourses, sportsgrounds and Regional Parks many in prime positions with
wonderful views and often
uncrowded. Then there are
the Park Over Properties
(POPs) which are usually
owned by people like us who
have homes on wheels. At all
of the above options facilities
are provided and different
PAPAROA LIBRARY
Book Review
title: Gone Girl
author: Gillian Flynn
Amy and Nick Dunne are the perfect couple, or so it seems.
After they both lose their jobs and Amy's trust fund is
severely depleted they leave the bustling lifestyle of New
York, returning to Nick's small hometown. With Nick
preoccupied with his new business Amy struggles to adjust
to life in the depressed, run down town, spending many
hours alone. On the day of their 5th wedding anniversary,
Nick's whole world is turned topsy-turvy when Amy
disappears without a trace.
Written from both Amy and Nick's perspective Gone Girl
is a gripping psychological thriller with numerous twists
and turns. Everything is believable but just as you think
you know the characters Gillian Flynn throws another red
herring your way, keeping you guessing right until the last
page. Unputdownable!
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restrictions apply, eg: length of
stay and whether or not dogs
are permitted. The NZMCAowned areas normally supply
a dump point for waste and
fresh water, sometimes toilets
and other facilities. Some of
our favourite camping spots
are the DOC camps, also listed
in the ‘bible’. These usually
provide us with walks and
lovely natural surroundings.
One of our favourites was in
the Abel Tasman National Park,
a large and popular facility
right on the beach which was
great for swimming, kayaking,
walking, photography etc.
The social interactions along
the way are a bonus, meeting
others from not only NZ but far
off lands, all with a common
goal - to see our beautiful
country and to enjoy life and
good health. It always amazes
us the connections discovered
between people and how
friendships are sometimes
forged for the future.
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WHAT’S ON - APRIL 2015
Special Events & Meetings
Anzac Day Service Sat 25 April, 10.30am from Matakohe War Memorial Hall
The Kauri Museum Anzac Exhibition 25 April-24 May;
School Holiday Programme - throughout April - see details pg 12
ORT presents: 'The Altos' dinner show 17 Apr Mangawhai Village Hall,
18 Apr Waipu Coronation Hall
The Jews Brothers Band 9 April Maungaturoto Country Club 7.30pm, see pg 6
Regular Events, Meetings
and
Organisations
Anglican Church St Marks 1st, 2nd & 4th Sundays 10am, Hook Road, Paparoa
Ararua Church 10.30am every Sunday, All welcome ph 431 6622
Art Group Paparoa 1st Sun in month, Helen Budd's Studio, ph 431 6192
Art Studio, Ruawai Mon 10-12noon; Tue 7-9pm, ph Frances 439 2554
Arty Farties Summer Markets 9am-noon, opposite Village Green; Thur/Fri in the
‘Tile Shed’ ph Anne 431 6229; Crafty Kids Club alt Saturdays 10-2pm, Rm 5 Paparoa
Primary School; Beginners Patchwork Group, Mon 7pm, Te Pahi River Dr.
Badminton Starts 23 April, kids 5.30pm; older/experienced 7pm, Paparoa Hall
Crafternoons 1st & 3rd Wed in month, 1-4pm, Tinopai Hall ph Lyn 431 6090
Exercise to Music Tue 10.30am Paparoa Hall $5 ph Rose 431 7418
Farmers’ Market Fortnightly Sat 9-noon, Village Green Apr 4, 18 May 2, 16, 30
Fire Force 1st & 3rd Monday in month 6.30pm Depot Rd ph Cohan 431 6668
Gardening Club 2nd Wed of month, ph Lea 431 6296
Grey Power Last Wed in month, 2pm, Hall next to Resthome, M'gto
The Kauri Museum 'The Man from Matakohe' exhibition ongoing daily
Library Mon 1.30-4.30pm, Wed 10am-12noon, Thu1.30-4.30pm, Fri 9.30am-1pm.
Open Market days - alternate Saturdays 9.30-1pm
Line Dancing Thurs 10am-noon Paparoa Hall ph Rose 431 7418
Mainly Music Wed 9.30am Paparoa Comm Church, ph Rebecca 431 7550
Matakohe Music Makers Wed 8 Apr 'St Patrick's do' 7pm BYO Sports Pav'n $2 pp
Otamatea Quilters 1st Tue/mnth 7pm & 3rd Mon 10am, Paparoa Hall 09 439 2262
Outdoor Bowls Maungaturoto Green ph Tony 431 6026 or Brian 431 6884
Paparoa Community Church 10.30am every Sunday, Hook Road
Paparoa Hall Functions venue ph Robyn 431 7306 or a/h Loraine 431 7290
Paparoa Lions Dinner Meetings 3rd Mon in month 6.30pm, Sports Pavilion
Paparoa Playcentre Mon & Fri 9.30-12.30 Visitors welcome ph Tina 021 033 5128
Paparoa Plunket Society Coffee Group 1st Tue/month, 10am Franklin Rd
Paparoa Toy Library Wed 10.30-1pm, Paparoa Comm Church, Hilery 431 7330
Selwyn Centre Thurs 10am for over 65's, St Marks, Hook Rd, ph 431 8193
Sports Pavilion Functions venue, ph Vickie Owens 431 6432 for bookings
St Mary’s Catholic Church 10am Wed, 6pm Sat, Maungaturoto
Tai Chi
Mon 11am, Sports Pavilion, Showgrounds ph Shirley 431 6408
Table Tennis Tues 7.30pm, Sports Pavilion $2 Pete 431 6822
Tennis Coaching children Tues 4.30-6pm; adults Tues evenings Ph Sue 431 6224
Ukelele Players Beginners / experts, Thur 4pm Matakohe, ph Dennise 431 7012
Waka Ama Tues & Thur evenings 5pm, Sunday 10am, Pahi Domain
White Rock Gallery Open 7 days 10am-4pm, in Library building
Yoga Paparoa Sports Pavilion Mon 8.30am,Thu 9am, Thu 5.30pm, ph 09 280 9694
please update us with your details: press@paparoa.org.nz
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HOOK, LINE &
SINKER
There's still
plenty of
snapper
being
caught in
the Kaipara
at the
moment,
along with a few small
Kahawai.
The trick to catching
fish is to actually be on
the water with a line, a
hook and some bait, and
anyone can catch fish.
Gravy
Paparoa Press
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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING
Bee Swarms
If you see any bee
swarms,
phone Mike 431 6008
or 021 134 3747
Fire Wood
for Sale
Split pine. $50 trailer
load delivered locally
phone 4316 296
or txt 021 1111 579
APRIL TIDES - CALCULATED for PAHI-WHAKAPIRAU
DATE
LOW
HIGH
DATE
LOW
HIGH
1st
4.16pm
10.19am
17th
3.47pm
9.47am
2nd
4.57pm
11.02am
18th
4.37pm
10.38am
3rd
5.34pm
11.39am
19th
5.25pm
11.28am
4th
6.09pm
12.14pm
20th
6.11pm
12.14pm
5th
5.43pm
11.48am
21st
6.55pm
12.59pm
6th
6.18pm
12.22pm
22nd
7.38pm
1.43pm
7th
6.54pm
12.56pm
23rd
8.03am
2.28pm
8th
7.31pm
1.33pm
24th
8.49am
3.14pm
9th
7.51am
2.12pm
25th
9.38am
4.06pm
10th
8.35am
2.56pm
26th
10.34am
5.02pm
11th
9.25am
3.48pm
27th
11.38am
6.10pm
12th
10.25am
4.49pm
28th
12.44pm
7.17pm
13th
11.33am
6.00pm
29th
1.43pm
7.44am
14th
12.44pm
7.15pm
30th
2.33pm
8.36am
15th
1.52pm
7.49am
16th
2.52pm
8.51am
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Community Directory
EMERGENCY: FIRE ■ POLICE ■ AMBULANCE dial 111
COAST TO COAST HEALTH CARE
Maungaturoto Medical Centre: 8am-5pm Mon-Fri..... 09 431 8576
Paparoa Clinic: Doctor Tue + Fri 8.30am-12.30pm...... 09 431 7222
For urgent after hours medical service (Wellsford)...... 09 423 8086
DISTRICT NURSE Dargaville Hospital ............................ 09 439 3330
Healthline - 24 hour service............... 0800 611 116
HOSPICE KAIPARA Dargaville Hospital........................... 09 439 3330
KAIPARA DISTRICT COUNCIL Helpline ........................... 0800 727 059
Mangawhai Office............ 0800 100 388
LINKING HANDS Health Shuttle Service, Maungaturoto.09 431 8969
LIONS CLUB PAPAROA Secretary Alistair Banks............ 09 431 6373
MAUNGATUROTO CHIROPRACTIC.................................. 09 431 8019
MAUNGATUROTO PHARMACY....................................... 09 431 8045
MAUNGATUROTO REST HOME ...................................... 09 431 8696
OTAMATEA COMMUNITY SERVICES Community House. 09 431 9080
PAPAROA LIBRARY Membership free-of-charge, Wheelchair access
Mon 1.30-4.30pm, Wed 10am-12noon, Thu 1.30-4.30pm, Fri
9.30am-1pm. Open Market days - alternate Saturdays 9.30-1pm
PAPAROA PLAYCENTRE Vanessa 09 431 6731, Renee 09 431 6336
PAPAROA PLUNKET Cynthia Keay................................. 09 431 8187
PLUNKET Helpline ....................................... 0800 933 922
PAPAROA PRIMARY SCHOOL ......................................... 09 431 7379
PARENT PORT Inc. free help for families Linda............ 09 425 9357
PHYSIOTHERAPY Lyndsay Bargh Mon/Wed/Fri from 8am...431 8576
PODIATRIST / FOOTCARE Jayne Short 020 4022 65998 / 09 431 7188
PUKE ARANGA TE KOHANGA REO ............................... 09 431 7089
YOUTH & WHANAU FOCUS South Kaipara, Rose .......... 09 431 7418
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The Back Page
Photo Competition finalists this month
Congratulations to Vicky Jennings on her winning photo. Her prize is a 5x7” chromalux print, or
image transfer onto a white or black colour-change
mug by Pegasus Engraving Paparoa. The Grand Prize,
to be announced next month, will be selected from
all entries submitted to date. The winner receives a
quality stretched canvas print of their winning image
(or any other), from Harvey Norman Whangarei.
Second prize is a photo frame from Skelton's.
Thanks to our sponsors: Skelton's Drapery,
Pegasus Engraving, and Harvey Norman PP
Paparoa Press
A1 Cats
Boarding Cattery
Ken & Faye
Subritzky
548 Pahi Rd
Ph 09 431 7477
www.a1cats.co.nz
The
Glass Guy
Highly commended: Sunset at Pahi Wharf, Helen Reynolds
Broken
Window
Repairs
Phone Colin
09 431 6595
Winner: Secret Keeper,
Moreton Bay Fig, Pahi Vicky Jennings
Birt & Currie
Surveyors Ltd
Local Phone
09 280-9591
Timely,
friendly &
personal
service
info@landsurveyors.co.nz
www.landsurveyors.co.nz
PO Box 120 Paparoa 0543
Highly commended:
Reflections of the Fallen, Maria Ellis
Highly commended:
Otuhianga Church, Deb Clapperton
KAURI COAST
SEAFOODS
Oysters  Mussels  Smoked Fish
Now agents for UFO Cold Smokers,
Cookers & Accessories
09 431 6684
021 245 8820
540 Pahi Rd
Paparoa
Highly commended: Fishing at dusk, Whakapirau Wharf Andria Kenny
Fresh flounder supplies daily
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