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Bay Chronicle : August 25th 2011
8 BAY CHRONICLE, AUGUST 25, 2011 REVIEW 30 Oakridge Drive (off Cannon Drive), Kerikeri Craig White, Manager 09 407 8549 | 0800 221 800 www.visionseniorliving.co.nz MEMBER THREE VILLAS AVAILABLE NOW FIXED FEES FOR LIFE * BIG/VSL381/BOI1R Wartime stories of Northland By BOB MOLLOY They also served -- Northland in wartime. Maureen Yorke s early memories of the Depression years and life in wartime Northland are a gripping account of those who though not in the frontline also served their country. When the young men sailed away on the troopships the older age groups manned defence posts and guarded coastlines while the women manned the farms and the factories. It was a closing of ranks that changed forever many of our fixed attitudes. She and her family spent most of the 30s as Tin Lizzy gypsies , itinerant workers travelling the countryside in a Model T Ford. Payment for odd jobs was often in kind, sometimes only a treacle tin of milk or a pan of cockey s stew . She was seven when her parents acquired their first home, a former coalminer s cottage in Kawakawa. They had six months of relative affluence before war was declared and the world changed. At first the main impact was a dearth of young men. Kawakawa was still part of the rail network and Maureen remembers the crowds farewelling a packed troop train as it steamed out of the main street. Among others, it carried her future husband. Later, when the Japanese entered the war barbed wire appeared on the beaches, gun emplacements sprouted on headlands and American forces arrived. That was when Kaikohe and Kaitaia got their airfields. Kaikohe also got the buildings that became Northland College, Kaeo its hospital and Whangaroa its motel at King- fish Lodge. The author has also included the lyrics of a few of the wartime pop songs, the singalongs that marked every social gathering, farewelled loved ones and welcomed them home. Some to this day still bring a nostalgic tear at RSA reunions. A number of black and white photographs include the airfield at Waipapakauri and one of army trucks parked beside the Paihia School playing fields ready to evacuate locals in the event of a Japanese invasion. Barbed Wire on the Beaches by Maureen Yorke is a must for the Northland bookshelf. Published in soft cover by Weaving the Strands, Whangaroa, it is available at $30 post and packing from the author at 1 Falls View Rd, Haruru Falls, phone (09) 402-7839. NOTICES Got a question?, Doug Turner, Eastern Community Board member will be available to meet with residents and ratepayers, Procter Library, August 26, 1pm to 3pm. The Storylines Story Tour, will be bringing author/storyteller, Apirana Taylor to Whangaroa College on August 26 from 11.30am-12.30pm. Storylines on August 27, 10am-2pm, at The Turner Centre, Kerikeri. Guardians of the Bay of Islands, annual general meeting at the Paihia War Memorial Hall, September 7 at 7pm. Guest speaker Fin Buchanan DOC ranger on Rangitoto/Motutapu eradication project. All welcome. Movies, Transition Bay of Islands will be showing a movie once a month. Next movie is on August 26, 7pm at St John Ambulance Hall -- Vanishing of the Bees -- a movie for everyone who likes to eat! Koha entry. See www.vanishingbees.com for more info on the film. Solar energy, One-day Solar energy workshop October 1 at Aroha Island. Morning -- energy efficiency, passive solar design, solar hot water. Afternoon -- solar electricity (PV), rainwater harvesting. Entry $25 for full day -- $12 for half day. Tutor Eric Jansseune. Phone 407-1399 to book, www.transitionboi.org.nz. Arts and craft, August 27, September 10, 24: Bay of Islands Arts and Crafts Society markets at Paihia Memorial Hall, 9am to 4pm daily. Contact Bill 407-7771. Fun night out, Viva Events a non-profit making duo of Alarnya Ashby and Carmen Berridge are combining their talents and putting together social evenings of entertainment for a great night out. So come along and get photos with the specially selected showgirls, play the roulette and black jack an dance the night away. Las Vegas Cabaret, their inaugural event will be held on September 10 at the Taipa Whare Te Tai Tokerau Centre. Money raised from the evening goes to Doubtless Bay St John. Tickets are limited and are now on sale at the Coopers Beach Liquor Mart. Contact Alarnya on (09) 406-0823 or 021-408-313 or email vivaevents11@ gmail.com. Plunket Preloved Sale, August 27, at Plunket rooms Kerikeri. Second hand clothing toys books equipment for children and babies. Donations needed -- drop off at plunket rooms Mon-Fri -- mornings -- or rent a table space for your own stall for $10. Call Heather 407-5535. Introduction to infant massage, September 27,12.30pm-2pm, Plunket Rooms. Suitable for main care- givers, pregnant mums and newborns to seven months. A place where you and your infant will grow and strengthen bonds through interaction, stimulation, relief and relaxation. Free but bookings essential. Contact Leanne on (09) 407-3338. Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards, Finalists will be announced at a cocktail function in early October and award winners will be announced at a dinner on October 28. Magic Moments parenting course, September 24 and October 1, 10am-1pm, Kingston House, Kerikeri. Free tips for non-physical ways of discipline that work using boundaries and building caring relationships with children 0-5 years. Contact Leanne or 407-3338 or 0275-408-084. The Kerikeri Garden Club, annual Spring Flower Show at the Turner Centre, Kerikeri on September 16 and 17. All amateur gardeners are welcome to exhibit. There is a special exhibition by the Kerikeri Artcraft Society and a wonderful display of art by Kerikeri school children. Contact Lyn on (09) 407-5455. Rugby World Cup, Northland is providing a venue for two matches and hosting teams from Tonga, Japan and Canada for a total of 28 days during pool play as they train and stay in the Bay of Islands and Whangarei. Tonga v Canada Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, September 14. Tonga v Japan, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, September 21. Infant massage, September 27 and November 29. Kerikeri Plunket presents Free introduction to infant massage For pregnancy and newborns to 7 months, course provides a place where you and your infant will grow and strengthen bonds through interaction, stimulation, relief and relaxation. Call Leanne on (09) 407-3338 or register online www.serenitynorthland.com. Everyday First Aid,in association with Kerikeri Plunket November 26: CPR, poisoning, burns, choking, fractures, soft tissue injuries and bleeding. Focused towards babies and children. 9am-1pm, $20pp. St John building, 367 Kerikeri Rd. Contact Heather Rose for an enrolment form. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 407-5535. REAL New Zealand Festival, over the Rugby World Cup period in the Far North include: Russell Oyster Festival September 17, Kawakawa Steam 7s September 17, Hell Hole of the Pacific, Russell, October 7-23, Sweet As Festival, Kerikeri, October 8, Rugby Greats Dinner, Copthorne Hotel, Waitangi, October 17.
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