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Island welcome for Tongans
Kerikeri celebrates the visit of the
Tongan Rugby World Cup team this
To welcome the team and their
entourage in the Bay of Islands, the
Kerikeri District Business Associ-
ation is hosting a Tongan church
service and celebration at the
Kerikeri Sports Complex on Sunday.
The event also provides an oppor-
tunity to welcome the many
Tongans who come to Kerikeri to
The church service starts at
10.30am and the public are wel-
The service will be followed by an
umu luncheon for the team, man-
agement and supporters by invi-
At about 12.30pm there will be a
meet and greet opportunity for the
public to meet the players and
obtain autographs, etc.
The team will need to depart by
The business association s sub-
committee has worked closely with
Bay of Islands-based Tongan famil-
ies to organise the service and umu
-- which will cater for 200 people --
and also to ensure that Tongan cus-
toms are adhered to.
Sausage sizzles, etc, will provide
food at the sports complex through-
out the afternoon.
The Fiji v Samoa game is on at
3.30pm and the rugby club invites
all to watch the game on their big
for North's top cop
Superintendent Mike Rusbatch is
taking on the role of Wellington
district commander after nearly
10 years of working with the
Mr Rusbatch has been the
Northland district commander
since February 2007 and will take
up his new role this week.
He started his career in the
police in 1982 and held a number
of frontline, investigative and
supervisory positions in Welling-
ton and South Auckland before
moving to Northland in 2001 as
the policing development man-
From there he took on the role
of Far North area commander in
In August 2006 he took a
secondment as executive officer
for the domestic and external
security group of the Department
of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
before moving back to Northland
as the district commander.
During his time as Northland
district commander, Mr Rusbatch
has overseen the construction of
new police stations including
Whangarei, Kerikeri, Houhora,
Russell and Northland Police Dis-
Other highlights during his
time as district commander have
included the large drop in road
fatalities, an increase in public
trust and confidence in Northland
police as seen in the citizens sat-
isfaction survey, a successful Wai-
tangi Day, which continues to
attract large crowds, the estab-
lishment of the Far North alcohol
team -- a joint police, Far North
District Council and Northland
Health initiative that has led to a
reduction of the harm caused by
alcohol and the implementation of
the Northland Community Pride
Mr Rusbatch says those positive
gains in the district are due to the
hard work and dedication of
Northland police staff and key
community partners who are
working together to make North-
land a place that people want to
live and work in.
An example of this collaboration
is the Northland Intersectoral
Forum, in which police are a
member. This group of govern-
ment, local and non-government
agencies has made several gains
in improving the lives of
Northlanders in the areas of edu-
cation, employment, health and
social well-being, he says.
In terms of policing Northland
does have its challenges, particu-
larly with its geographical spread
and high deprivation but we have
police staff who care about the
communities they work in and I
know they will continue to work
with our partners to ensure these
communities are safe.
Mr Rusbatch says he has
enjoyed his time in Northland and
will miss its people, but is also
looking forward to the challenge of
overseeing a large urban district.
Narrow win: Bonecrusher, left, pips Our Waverley Star in
the 1986 Cox Plate.
A day at the races
It s been 25 years since
two New Zealand cham-
pions Bonecrusher and
Our Waverley Star
battled it out stride for
stride at one of the
annual event s most
memorable meets in
And the Moonee Val-
ley Racing Club, in con-
junction with the Bay
Chronicle and Suburban
Newspapers is cele-
brating by giving away a
$5000 return trip for two
to Melbourne including
six nights at the spec-
tacular Crown Metropol
Hotel from October
19-23, entry to a number
of Cox Plate events, pre-
mium hospitality on race
day and tickets to Love
Never Dies at the Prin-
cess Theatre, courtesy of
Write the answer to
the following question on
the back of an envelope
and post it in to Tatts
Cox Plate Competition,
Bay Chronicle, PO Box
392, Kerikeri to go into
the draw: You can also
email the answer to
Which horse won
Entries close at 5pm
on October 2 and are
open to people aged 18
Watch this paper next
week for one last chance
to enter the draw.
about the Tatts Cox
Plate and competition
terms and conditions can
be found in today s
e-edition version of the
Go online to www.
on Latest Edition and
read all about it.
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