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BAY CHRONICLE, JANUARY 24, 2013
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Classic tale screened on sail
Tall ship: The R Tucker Thompson attended the blessing of Rainbow Warrior 3 off Matauri Bay this month.
Tucker Week, January 26 to Febru-
ary 7, is a fundraising period for the
Bay s tall ship.
The ship will be showcased to
raise funds for its youth programme
and to provide some fun for locals
and visiting families.
The R Tucker Thompson Sail
Training Trust hosts three or four
youth voyages a year.
Tucker Week features activities
for all the family. Kicking off the
event on January 26 is a kiddies
pirate sail. For $25, children (14
and under) can dress up as a pirate
and have some fun on board.
Ginger beer and lemonade is
included in the sailing price as well
as a tall ship sailor tattoo.
A maximum of one adult pirate
can join each child pirate for the
same price . . . the only condition is
that they too must be dressed
On January 27 and February 3
there will be a repeat of last year s
showing of Round Cape Horn on the
ship s sails.
The first showing of the film will
be at Russell Wharf and the second
There will be an open ship from
8pm, with a sausage sizzle on board.
The movie will start about 9pm and
lasts for 36 minutes. It offers an
insight into traditional tall ship
sailings in days gone by.
January 28 offers a special per-
formance by a group from the Rus-
sell Ukulele Orchestra on board the
The late afternoon sail is a great
experience on any occasion, but
with the accompaniment of the
musicians, it will be something
And for the adults who want to
dress up, their chance comes on
February 2 with a special Hellhole
sailing. A prize for the best costume
will be offered and it promises to be
a lot of fun.
The Tucker team and Tiny Tuck
will be at their traditional stand
near the Whare Waka at Waitangi
on February 6.
Go to tucker.co.nz/tuckerweek/
Rates increase held back by half
ment earnings and a close look
at its budget have enabled the
Northland Regional Council to
more than halve its previously-
signalled general rates increase.
Last year s long term plan had
forecast a general rates increase
of 6.45 per cent for 2013/14, but
the council s draft annual plan --
released this week for public
comment -- now proposes an
increase of 3 per cent.
A ratepayer in the Far North
whose property has a $225,000
land value would then face a
total GST-inclusive rates bill of
$175.65 for the year -- $3.38 a
week. The regional council is
forecasting total operational
spending of $27.5 million during
2013/14, half of which will be
spent on resource management.
A draft plan summary is
available from council offices or
go to nrc.govt.nz/haveyoursay.
A 30-year-old Paihia man was loc-
ked up in the early hours of
Wednesday morning for assault
with a weapon. The incident fol-
lowed an argument with his part-
ner when he threatened her with a
hammer. The partner was
unharmed and the man appeared
in court later that day.
A council rubbish truck was taken
from outside the Marsden Road
toilets at Waitangi Beach, Paihia
early Friday morning. The truck
was located less than an hour later
in Kerikeri, but the council wor-
ker s personal kit bag and contents
were stolen. The suspect was said
years, with wavy hair to the collar,
clean shaven and of slight build.
Anyone with information please
contact the police.
At about 6am on Sunday a vehicle
left the road and ended up in a
ditch at Waitangi golf course. A
19-year-old male, found to have
447ml per litre of breath was
arrested for drink driving and also
for driving while banned. The
driver and three passengers were
Police and members of the public
were quick to react to calls for help
from a boatie at Opua about 11pm
last weekend. It would appear the
boatie s inflatable dinghy had drif-
ted away leaving him stranded on
his boat. Police are asking the pub-
lic to be mindful of seeking emerg-
ency help that could launch a full
scale rescue mission, preventing
police from attending a genuinely
Maori academic grants
Guardian Trust and the
Maori Education Trust
are calling for applica-
tions for grants from the
Rose Hellaby Maori Edu-
applications close on
February 28 and tertiary
applications on March
29. There are also post-
graduate scholarships to
Maori students under-
study in engineering,
technology or medicine.
Also eligible for
scholarships are Maori
in the scientific, math-
ematical or technical
fields, and year 9 Maori
who demonstrate finan-
cial need and academic
ability to buy school
uniforms or textbooks.
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