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Very big cheese: Jacob ''Jake'' Rosevear, centre, with others from the team at Mahoe, south of Kerikeri, from left, Fu Ming Yao, Jake's
parents Bob Rosevear and Anna Rosevear and Jo-Ann Hardwick-Smith.
FAMILY BUSINESS WINS CUISINE CHAMPIONS AWARDS
A SECOND generation Dutch
cheesemaker has taken out
two supreme titles in this
year's Cuisine Champions of
Cheese Awards including the
prestigious Cheesemaker of
Head cheesemaker of
Kerikeri-based Mahoe Farm-
house Cheese Jacob Jake''
Rosevear won the NZ Cheese
School Champion Cheese-
maker of the Year Award.
One of Jake's cheeses -- the
Mahoe Very Old Edam -- was
also awarded the Champion
Artisan Cheese title at the
2012 Cuisine NZ Champions
of Cheese Awards.
Jake, 33, is part of a new
generation of cheesemakers
who have grown up in the
family business and now
successes in the industry.
He is the second youngest
recipient of the Cheesemaker
of the Year title.
Jake attributes his success
to his parents Anna and Bob
Rosevear and cheesemaker
Tony van Stokkum who has
been with Mahoe Farmhouse
Cheese since its inception in
Winning Cheesemaker of
the Year is really testament
to the incredible training
ground I've had since I was a
My parents and Tony have
taught me everything I know
about producing excellent
quality Dutch-style cheese.
It is a fantastic honour to
be recognised by the New
Zealand Specialist Cheese-
makers Association,'' Jake
says. It's not something I
dreamed would ever happen
-- it's very humbling.''
A team of 28 judges selec-
ted Jake over cheesemakers
from 35 companies.
Time for input on where mineral hunters can go
By KERI MOLLOY
An exploration permit does
not include mining rights. The
company will have to make a
new permit application, which
is evaluated by New Zealand
Petroleum and Minerals.
MAORI and councils have until
March 30 to have a say on where
mineral exploration can be done in
New Zealand Petroleum and
Minerals is inviting mining com-
panies to tender for exploration
permits from May.
Director Josh Adams says the
ministry is consulting with both
groups to identify areas of particu-
This consultation will inform the
final decision regarding the area
released for competitive bidding.''
People deemed to be affected are
being contacted directly by NZ Pet-
roleum and Minerals.
Areas excluded from exploration
Ninety Mile Beach and Te
Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga),
being land of spiritual significance
to all Maori
Land known as Warawara that is
of paramount importance to Te
Land listed as unavailable for
mining under schedule 4 of the
Crown Minerals Act 1991, including
the Waipoua Forest tract and
Trounson Kauri Park Scenic Res-
Land over which permits already
Information gathered from last
year's aeromagnetic survey, over
13,590 square kilometres of the
region, will not be released to the
public until May.
The survey was done by a part-
nership between the Ministry of
Economic Development, the Far
North District Council, the North-
land Regional Council and
Exploration permits are for five
years and can be renewed for
another five and are limited to 7500
Exploration activities include
surveys, sampling, geological
studies and exploratory drilling.
An exploration permit does not
include mining rights.
A new application to start mining
must be made which is evaluated by
New Zealand Petroleum and
Landowner access arrangements
are also required before any explo-
ration or mining can proceed.
More information is available at
Energy and Resources Minister
Phil Heatley welcomes moves by the
Ministry of Economic Development
to encourage the exploration of
Northland's mineral resources.
A better and more productive
economy is one of the government's
four priorities this term. Northland
can be a significant contributor to
that growth,'' Mr Heatley says.
Far North mayor Wayne Brown is
now overseas promoting mining
He is chairman of Explore North-
land Minerals group and a key
member of a party presenting New
Zealand's potential at the
Prospectors and Developers Associ-
ation of Canada convention and
Writing from Canada, Mr Brown
says: It is very hard work, minus
seven so very cold. The New Zea-
land government team is fighting to
get noticed among 30,000 delegates
and some mining companies bigger
than New Zealand.
You really get the impression
that New Zealand is so far behind
and that Australia, Canada and
China are power driven by their
mining -- lots of examples of work-
ing with local Aborigine people and
their deepening involvement in the
The Forest and Bird Society is
concerned that the survey report is
being promoted to foreign mining
interests before being disclosed to
landowners or the public.
Forest and Bird North Island con-
servation manager Mark Bell-
ingham says the proposed Kauri
National Park includes areas that
are being targeted for mining.
These areas are not yet protected
under schedule 4 of the Crown
Minerals Act, which lists areas
where mining is forbidden.
We are concerned that the Far
North District Council and North-
land Regional Council cannot deal
with pollution from dairy farming,
let alone pollution from mining com-
panies,'' Dr Bellingham says.
Coromandel Watchdog has ar-
gued that neither underground nor
surface mining should be permitted
by resource consent.
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