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"I've always been a gardener. I had hands-on knowledge but not the
The practical approach of Level 2 and 3 of this course was comfortable
for John but he has found level 4 a fascinating challenge. "I am not
computer literate and most of the level 4 course is computer based so
I have had some help with that."
"At the same time I love the deeper understanding that comes
with Level 4. We examine things under the micro-scope, learn about
organisms in the soil, and learn what makes a tree grow.
I'm finding a whole new world."
"One of the greatest things is to eat good food. It is literally food for
the soul. I would like to encourage every person on WINZ to have a
three metre square garden and grow their own food. It would save
them $20 a week and it builds community -- and soul."
John Bristow: Certificate in Sustainable Rural Development -- Räwene
Freephone 0800 162 100
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without leaving the north.
Tou iwi, tou wananga • Your people, your place
Dream journey unfolds on horseback
By BOB MOLLOY
Bluff to Reinga : Jacqui Knight and her steeds.
Most people have a bucket list. Few
would include this one -- a trip of
more than 2500 kilometres and 11
months traversing New Zealand
from end to end on horseback.
For author Jacqui Knight, for-
merly of Russell, it was a lifelong
dream, seemingly forever beyond
In her mid-40s events combined --
not all of them pleasantly -- to give
her the push she needed.
She took the plunge and sold her
property, put her possessions in
storage, saddled up her favourite
horse, took her two dogs and -- with
her children's blessing -- set off on
an epic journey.
On the way she acquired several
packhorses, new friends and com-
panions who rode part of the trail
And what a trail it was, trackless
in places through dense bush and
over rock-strewn hills, at times in
dense traffic on highways or across
one-way bridges nose-to-tailed by
vehicles. At such times drivers gave
her and her entourage the courtesy
of a wide berth, but a few behaved
with such idiocy they endangered
her and her animals.
Although reconciled to roughing
it outdoors in a tent, she received
hospitality at many overnight stops
with a warm bed, a good breakfast
and a safe paddock and feed for the
horses. That was appreciated most
in the freezing winds and driving
rain of the South Island.
Throughout the ride she kept in
touch with a growing group of fans
around the world who followed her
progress on the internet.
Their feedback was infectious.
The excitement and energy in
the air just about exploded my lap-
The author now works for the
Monarch Butterfly Trust and the
Duffy Books in Homes scheme, a
charity that puts books into the
homes of more than 100,000 New
Zealand children each year.
New Zealand: Bit by Bit by Jacqui
Knight is available online at $9.39 as
an e-book from Smashwords or from
Festival, April, featuring local
wine, food, art and
entertainment -- a non-profit
community event organised
and run by Doubtless Bay
Community Car Boot Sale,
Union Church section next to
Heritage Bypass, Jan 26,
8am--noon. $5 a car space,
plenty of room, just turn up by
Senior and Junior Mastercook
Competitions to be held at the
Ocean & Orchard Wine & Food
Festival, Feb 23 at the Domain
Kerikeri. If you love to cook
enter this fun competition.
Cash prizes. See
for information and entry
Wizard and Oz. Waitangi Day,
Feb 6, music begins at 3pm
sharp, and a shared meal at
6pm. A late ferry at 11pm to
the south side.
Morrell's Cafe, Waimamaku,
music on Feb 5. The Eastern
are a string band who play a
rollicking, hearty and authentic
brand of music. Both dinner
and supper are available at
the venue. Music starts at
History at Kaikohe, Jan 27,
bring your families along for a
family day of music, with
hangis and barbecue --
support the kaupapa at Maihi
Memorial Park in the heart of
Ngapuhi -- Te Pa o
Kaikohekohe. No alcohol, no
drugs just a $2 gold coin.
Maani and Evelynn from
Whangarei are the first band
to offer their services free to
the kaupapa. All musos will be
fed and taken care of freely.
Doubtless Bay Farmers'
Market and Natural Crafts,
every Saturday morning 9am-
2pm at Taipa Area School hall
and car park.
Programme, weekdays until
Jan 25, free with lunch
provided. There is a wide
range of activities, from beach
trips, art, educational
activities, cooking, as well as
sports like unicycling, hip-hop
dance, mau rakau -- all
coached by top local coaches
and topped off by a sports
competition and cultural day.
Also a rheumatic fever
programme for the kids who
are enrolled, with free
swabbing available. Contact
Kate Te Whata at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
021 0260 0477 or
09 405 2647.
Whakamana Hauora, living a
healthy life with a chronic
health condition. Free self-
management course, starting
Jan 29, 10am-12.13pm in
Kaikohe at the Baptist Church
Centre. Suitable for people
with chronic health conditions
such as arthritis, chronic pain,
diabetes, heart disease,
depression or any other long
term health problem that may
be disrupting your life. Also
suitable for carers and family
members of people with
health conditions. Call
09 402 8562 or
021 150 4631. Te Tai
Kaikohe Community Arts
Council presents The Eastern,
a string band that roars like a
punk band, swings like a
gospel band, works like a bar
band with a touch of folk and
country. Pioneer Village,
Kaikohe, Feb 3, 1pm, gates
open noon, tickets $15,
children under 10 free. Tickets
from Passion8 and Pioneer
Village. Go to forteastern.com.
Vintage Railway's Concert at
the station on Jan 27.
Seaweek, March 2-10 March,
theme is Healthy Seas-Healthy
People, and is run by NZ
Association for Environment
Education. Go to
The Cape Brett Challenge,
April 27 -- three route options,
37km classic run which takes
in the lighthouse, 17km
Whangamumu loop run/walk
and10km Kauri Ridge run/
Bay of Islands Sailing Week,
Jan 23, 24, 25.
Talent quest, finals at the Be
Free Family Day Out on Feb
24. Contact Claire on
09 407 1506 or
021 883 616,
email@example.com for more
information the Youth Music
Ocean and Orchard wine and
food festival, Feb 23 from
11am-6pm Kerikeri Domain,
showcasing the best of
Northland's vineyards, local
cuisine, seafood, produce and
Tickets adult $20, youth $10,
children free. Supervised kids'
area. Wet weather contingency
venue The Turner Centre.
Live music at The Duke of
Marlborough Hotel, Russell,
Jan 25, 26 and 27 -- Andrew
Farrell and David McMillan,
Wizard and Oz.
The Honey-Jam,Te Kowhai
Point Farm, Kerikeri, Jan
26-27 A boutique music
festival in the beautiful Bay of
Islands and you can stay
overnight, showcasing a world
class selection of bands and
solo performances -- headed
by Supergroove. Adult $135,
teen (13-17 incl) $95, child
(5-12incl) $55, toddler (under
5) free. Camping $10 per
person (excl toddlers). Costs
are for a weekend pass.
Tickets at eventfinda.co.nz.
Waitangi Day Celebrations,
Feb 5-6, two days of bicultural
celebrations at the Waitangi
Treaty Grounds. Events
include 100 market stalls,
three stages with a variety of
activities including the Fire
Service Combat Challenge for
kids. New Zealand's top Kapa
Haka acts, the Navy Band, the
Royal NZ Air Force aerobatic
flying Team the Red Checkers'
and Waitangi has Talent finals.
Go to waitangi.org.nz.
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