Bay News Bites: Our flag’s prolonged and circuitous road

March 15, 2016 - Supermoon

Heritage NZ's Northland manager Bill Edwards admires an early New Zealand flag, a little-known McDonnell flag. PHOTO / PETER DE GRAAF
Heritage NZ’s Northland manager Bill Edwards admires an early New Zealand flag, a little-known McDonnell flag. PHOTO / PETER DE GRAAF

Did we know that a stream New Zealand dwindle – a theme of a referendum holding place during this really impulse – is not a initial flag, or even a second or third?

According to Heritage New Zealand Northland manager Bill Edwards we are now adult to dwindle array 5 and, depending on a outcome of a postal ballot, presumably on a approach to dwindle array six.

New Zealand's initial flag, Te Kara.
New Zealand’s initial flag, Te Kara.

Mr Edwards will benefaction a commentary of his investigate this Sunday, Mar 20, in a initial open harangue during a new Waitangi Museum’s Learning Centre.

New Zealand’s initial central flag, Te Kara, was adopted during Waitangi on Mar 20, 1834, after a opinion by 25 Far North chiefs. It was given a 21 gun salute by a HMS Alligator and concurred by King William IV.

Three some-more flags followed before we arrived during a Union Jack/Southern Cross pattern we know today; there were also a few intriguing private attempts during inventing a New Zealand flag.

“During my dwindle investigate I’ve found a churned bag of humanity, rangatira, traders, saints and sinners who have all contributed to a story and a flags, and we demeanour brazen to pity these stories,” Mr Edwards said.

The harangue will be hold on Mar 20 from 2pm. Access to a Learning Centre is around a Treaty Grounds’ categorical opening and is giveaway to anyone with a Friends of Waitangi card. Otherwise we have to buy a Treaty Grounds day pass.

A Friends of Waitangi label costs a one-off $5 for Far North residents and gives ongoing giveaway entrance to a Treaty Grounds. Bring explanation of residence such as a driver’s looseness with residence or a bank statement. Other New Zealanders compensate $20 for a card.

Mr Edwards’ speak is a initial of a array of events – including lectures, film screenings and low-pitched performances – in a Learning Centre on a final Sunday of each month. The subsequent one will be on Apr 24.

Fairytale fair

Calling all fairies, wizards and elves – a satisfactory is being hold generally for we during Oromahoe Kindergarten from 11am this Saturday, Mar 19.

The kindy drift will be remade into a enchanting fairyland for kids to try with guest reliable so distant including Snow White, a Fairy Queen, a taniwha, a sorceress and a genie. Children are speedy to dress as their favourite fairytale characters with prizes awarded for a best costumes.

Other attractions will embody stalls, food, raffles and hack rides.

The satisfactory is a fundraiser for a designed Rudolf Steiner School in Northland. Steiner preparation is child-centered with a child’s needs nurtured by art, movement, handwork and crafts. Backers contend a Steiner propagandize will fill an critical opening in a educational needs of Northland youngsters.

Oromahoe Kindergarten is during 154 State Highway 10, subsequent to Mahoe Cheese Factory.

Quiz night fundraiser

This Saturday we can exam your knowledge, have some laughs and lift income for leukaemia all during a same time by holding partial in a Kaikohe Fire Brigade ask night.

Proceeds from a ask night will assistance Kaikohe firefighters Lara Hastings, Sarah Strathdee, Steve Peers, Brendon Mayall, JJ Hastings and Aaron Nepia lift income for leukaemia. PHOTO / AIMEE RUKA
Proceeds from a ask night will assistance Kaikohe firefighters Lara Hastings, Sarah Strathdee, Steve Peers, Brendon Mayall, JJ Hastings and Aaron Nepia lift income for leukaemia. PHOTO / AIMEE RUKA

Doors open during 6.30pm during a Kaikohe RSA during a tip of Broadway. Entry is $10 per chairman with a limit of 6 per team. All deduction go a brigade’s Sky Tower challenge, that involves using adult a 1103 stairs of a Auckland landmark while lifting income for Luekaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.

There’s still time to enter a organisation – hit Aimee during aimeeruka@vodafone.co.nz or 021 135 0886. You can also get updates on a fundraiser around a Kaikohe Fire Sky Tower Challenge Team Facebook page.

Antique Roadshow

Antique Roadshow is about to hurl into Kerikeri – not a English TV array though a fundraiser formed on a same drift of bringing your family heirlooms and aged trinkets to an consultant for valuation.

The Waipapa Rotary Club fundraiser will be hold during Kingston House, on Hone Heke Rd, from noon to 5pm this Friday, Mar 18, and 9am-4pm on Saturday.

Antique experts from Auckland and Hamilton will value and plead your treasures, and buy any we can bear to partial with. Antiques, coffee and Devonshire cream teas will be on sale.

Each gratefulness costs $5; entrance for spectators is $2. Call (09) 407 8971 for some-more information.

Taiamai Day

The people of Ohaeawai will applaud Taiamai Day this Saturday, Mar 19, with stalls, coffee, live music, art displays, rides and raffles.

The eventuality starts during 8am during Te Corner, a connection of State Highways 1 and 12 in Ohaeawai. It is organized by a Ohaeawai-Taiamai Residents Association.

Come dancing

Do we wish to accommodate new people and learn to dance? For a 19th year Judy Remnant is holding Come Dancing classes during a Waipapa Hall (near a Pioneer Tavern) from 7-9.30pm each Thursday.

Styles taught embody waltz, foxtrot, veleta, rhumba, quickstep, stone and roll. Partners not required. The initial category for 2016 is tomorrow, Mar 17; a $5 price is to cover costs. All ages. Call Judy on (09) 407 5447 for some-more information.

Fiddle-de-diddle-day

Dust off your newness shawl and that dump of Irish stock for St Patrick’s Day, due to be distinguished around a Bay of Islands tomorrow evening.

Events embody Celtic rockers Monkey’s Uncle personification during Thirty30 on Kings Rd in Paihia from 8.30pm to late; and an Irish contingent personification during a Kerikeri RSA from 4-8pm, along with a best-dressed Rose of Tralee foe and Irish meal with boiled bread.

Community awards

A Mid North proffer organisation is streamer to Dunedin this weekend to paint a district in a 2015 Trustpower National Community Awards.

Hokianga Hospital Auxiliary won a Far North chronicle of a awards final year, earning a organisation a outing to a South Island to take on a 25 best village groups from around New Zealand.

The auxiliary will be represented by volunteers Gwen Freese and Elisabeth Bowker, upheld by Mayor John Carter. The organisation has been fundraising for essential apparatus for Hokianga Health’s sanatorium in Rawene and other health caring centres for roughly 50 years.

The inhabitant leader will be announced on Saturday night.

Moon myth

A Kerikeri male has done it onto a general myth-busting website Snopes.com for a print display a “super moon” resting ideally in a Warkworth radio telescope.

Kerikeri male Chris Pegman's combination picture of a supermoon resting in a radio telescope is still removing attention, many recently on myth-busting website Snopes.com. PHOTO / CHRIS PEGMAN
Kerikeri male Chris Pegman’s combination picture of a supermoon resting in a radio telescope is still removing attention, many recently on myth-busting website Snopes.com. PHOTO / CHRIS PEGMAN

Astrophotographer Chris Pegman never claimed it was a genuine print – he was only carrying a bit of fun with a combination done adult of 4 opposite images spliced together in Photoshop – though it has been widely common on a internet by people who’ve unsuccessful to discuss it’s not a genuine thing. The picture went viral in Nov 2015 when it captivated millions of views.

The Snopes essay quotes an Advocate story explaining how a picture was made. Go to www.snopes.com/moon-on-radio-telescope.

Raft competition results

The kids of Matauri Bay School blitzed a Great Whangaroa Kiwi Can Raft Race final Saturday in an inventive waka ama done from cosmetic barrels.

The kids of Matauri Bay School smoked a antithesis in a Great Whangaroa Kiwi Can Raft Race on Saturday.
The kids of Matauri Bay School smoked a antithesis in a Great Whangaroa Kiwi Can Raft Race on Saturday.

The other place getters were: 2, Kaingaroa School; 3 and 4, Bay of Islands International Academy; 5, Kaeo Primary School. Best organisation spirit: Kaeo Primary’s Supermen. Most creative: Oruaiti School’s Warriors. Special award: Totara North School.

Community territory winners: 1, Rub a dub dub , wish we make it to a gamefish bar in a bathtubs; 2, Matauri Bay School; 3, Sutherland Superheroes. Best organisation spirit: Whstful meditative (Whangaroa Health Services). Most creative: Bamboo, Barrels and Lots of Tape.

Mark your diaries

You propitious Mid Northerners have some good events entrance up. On Easter Saturday (March 26), Kerikeri’s Ocean and Orchard Festival is being hold during a Old Packhouse Market drift for a initial time instead of a Kerikeri Domain. The eventuality will underline Northland food and wine, jazz and a Leonard Cohen reverence rope called Imperfect Offering.

Easter Monday sees mythological bluesman Midge Marsden play one of his final shows – or so he tells us – during Marsden Estate with Whangarei guitar specialist Chet O’Connell and support act Guru and a Gypsy (aka Kerikeri’s Dave Gorrie and JD Donoghue from a Hokianga). The uncover kicks off during noon.

On Apr 2 Mangonui says goodbye to summer with a annual Waterfront Festival showcasing Far North-made food, beverages, art and music; and a date of May 22 has been set for Kawakawa’s biggest eventuality of a year, a Puff and Pull Festival in that teams contest to lift a steam locomotive a length of a categorical travel in a shortest time.

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