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Monday, April 23, 2018 OUR 132nd YEAR

Railcar team at awards Tararua well represented at national community awards in Queenstown By STEVE CARLÉ Pahiatua Railcar Society represented the Tararua District volunteer community last weekend at the Trustpower National Community Awards held in the Queenstown Lakes District. Don Selby and Bernard Watson represented the group, with Mayor Tracey Collis. They took their community project head to head with the country’s best and brightest volunteer groups and projects on a national stage, full of friendly competition. Pahiatua Railcar Society Inc. came out on top at the Trustpower Tararua District Community Awards last year, which earned them their spot at the Trustpower National Community Awards. Trustpower Community and Communications Advisor Alice Boyd said though the Tararua District group did not come

BERNARD Watson, Mayor Tracey Collis and Don Selby at the Trustpower National Community Awards. away as award recipients, their achievements shouldn’t be discounted. “Pahiatua Railcar Society Inc. should be very proud of

their presentation, which clearly demonstrated the commitment and passion of their volunteers,” said Ms Boyd. “The Society is completely

run by volunteers who give over 600 hours of their time each month to manage the club and carry out the projects, and we have no doubt they’ll continue going from strength to strength” she said. The national competition brought together 25 groups from across 27 regions who were named Supreme Winners of last year’s Trustpower Community Awards, a programme run in partnership with local Councils. The Awards were announced on Saturday evening at the awards dinner, held at the Kawarau Bungy. Edgecumbe Volunteer Fire Brigade, representing Whakatāne, was named Supreme Winner, and the South Invercargill Urban Rejuvenation Charitable Trust (South Alive), a group representing Invercargill City and Southland District, was named Runner-Up. The Whetū Mātaiata Award winner — the

rising star award for an up-andcoming group — was Kura Precious Ones Special Needs Support Group from the Wairoa District. In between a weekend of sight-seeing and networking, Don and Bernard gave an eightminute presentation on what the group has achieved. The groups were judged on their presentations, along with a 1000-word summary of the organisation, by their peers and a panel of independent judges, including Hadyn Jones from TVNZ’s Good Sorts and Fair Go programmes, Scott Miller, chief executive of Volunteering NZ, Henare O’Keefe, previous Kiwibank Hero of the Year, Janice Lee from Koha Kai, Ferg, a local Queenstown radio DJ from The Hits, Rosie Julou General Manager of Exult, Vince Hawksworth Trustpower chief executive and Jess Cartwright, reporter for TVNZ based in Central Otago.

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AOTEA go for a pushover try despite being outweighed. By DAVE MURDOCH After an under-strength Aotea lost their first game away last week it was a good feeling to be back home in front of enthusiastic support on Saturday (April 14) and Aotea notched a win over MAC 32-25. Despite being heavily outweighed Aotea showed strong resolve and soon had MAC on the back foot. A penalty to Eruera Hauiti and his conversion of a try from a forward drive had Aotea 10-0 up after 10 minutes. The game see-sawed as MAC settled down and over the remaining 30 minutes of the half both teams scored two tries

(Aotea’s to Waka Petera and Jahnique Whaiteri) with MAC adding a dropped goal to have the halftime score favouring Aotea 22-13. The lead closed to two points with an MAC try soon after the restart but Aotea scored two tries, one from a forward drive and another which raced 70 metres from a turnover . MAC were not finished, however and a barging drive down the wing saw the side score to make the final result 32-25.

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Bush Telegraph | Apr 23, 2018

Ramblerz love Dunedin adventure

DWARFED by the Dunedin Railway Station. By ELAINE LAWSON Ruahine Ramblerz Ruahine Ramblerz marchers recently returned from a weekend of leisure marching hosted by Dunedin teams at the 26th National Leisure Marching Event, held in the MoreFM Arena, Edgar Centre. There were 65 teams participating from all over

New Zealand with the official opening held on Friday March 23 2018. The teams took part in the march past, saluting David Cull, Mayor of Dunedin. Ruahine Ramblerz were drawn sixth and marched on the Friday afternoon in front of a very large crowd. Coach Elaine Lawson said the team excelled themselves,

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doing the best march ever and she was proud of the team for their dedication and commitment over the past 12 months. The team received a grant from the Eastern & Central Community Trust to fund their newly acquired hoodies which were needed in Dunedin’s cooler temperatures. The stayed overnight in Wellington before heading off to Dunedin for the competition. They spent Thursday seeing the sights of Dunedin, enjoying a gourmet lunch at the Glenfalloch Gardens Restaurant and a tour of Larnach Castle. They also went shopping in the city and took in more sights of Dunedin once they had competed. Walking Baldwin Street, the country’s steepest street, was a must on some of the women’s to-do list, and three members walked up it. Member Karen Keen was determined and made it to the top and back again. Pam Bassett and Cath Watson made it half way before returning to the bottom. The Dunedin Railway Station was another on the team’s to-do list, with some members visiting the Sports Hall of Fame, while others took in the culinary delights of the local Food Market held at the station. How could anyone visit Dunedin and not have a visit to the Cadbury’s Shop & Museum? The team’s visit coincided with the last shift making pineapple lumps in New Zealand, so it was another must for the visitors.

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Apr 23, 2018 |

Bush Telegraph


School smashing pumpkin records

THE heaviest pumpkins, from left: 1st — Ashlee Filer (Big Burt) 61.5kg, 2nd — Caswill Family 48kg, 3rd — Caley McNair 41kg, 4th — Bowie Family 28kg.

EACH class posed for the judges. By DAVE MURDOCH It was obvious that the soil is very fertile in the Ruahine district when the school held its pumpkin festival on Thursday April 12. Either that or there were very special seeds and equally special techniques used to grow the giant pumpkins on show. It was all three factors — good manure-enriched loam, giant seeds from King Seeds and lots of tricks too secret to divulge. The biggest pumpkin, weighed at 61.5kgs and grown by the Filer family, required two men to lift it onto the scales. There were other good results from seedlings germinated by Bart Bowie. There were also prizes for the best dressed pumpkins, ugliest pumpkins,

best pumpkin dishes, best poems about pumpkins, best pictures of pumpkins and best pumpkin harvest costumes. Each class strutted its stuff, winning poets read their poems and the teachers all joined in a hoe-down before the winners were announced. It was new principal Sarah McCord’s first pumpkin festival and she loved it, especially tasting of the pumpkin dishes. Winner of the Best Pumpkin Dish was the Bowie Family with its pumpkin ice cream, second was Alix Baker with her Pumpkin Whoopie Pie, third equal was Maddie Brooks also with Pumpkin Whoopie Pie and Rylee and Mason Prenter with their Pumpkin Bliss Balls. It was a great celebration of the autumn harvest enjoyed by students, at least half of whom were in costume, staff and a large group of parent visitors.

BEST dressed pumpkin place-getters from left: 1st — Alice Baxter, 2nd — George and Harry Baxter, 3rd — Hogan Family.

BEST Dressed Costume Kids from left: Senior School — Samuel Fleming and Charlise Gundry, Junior School — Kyan Quigan and Amanda Passey.

ASHLEE Filer with her dad Neil, Big Burt the pumpkin and the Cup.


Bush Telegraph | Apr 23, 2018



Burglaries, stolen vehicles Road news welcomed reported in Tararua area I By Tararua District Mayor TRACEY COLLIS

By Senior Sergeant JYMAHL GLASSEY

■ Norsewood/Dannevirke/ Pongaroa: Between April 11 and 14 a white Mazda Bongo van registration BFD392 was stolen from a rural address on route 52 Weber. The van was parked behind a building on a residential property. On April 13 a Dannevirke community member misplaced their wallet at New World Dannevirke. Their wallet was subsequently found by an offender who used the pay wave debit card for a number of transactions across the Manawatu area. Police are reviewing CCTV to identify the offender. Overnight Sunday April 15 a tradesman’s vehicle was broken into on Guy Street Dannevirke and plumbing equipment stolen. The tools were specific for plumbing work, including pipe benders and other similar tools. They were all marked with blue paint and will be of very little use to anyone unless used in the plumbing trade. Between April 15 and 17 a pub on High Street Dannevirke was broken into and building gear stolen. Please have identified the offender and they will be charged with burglary. There were two reported domestic violence incidents in Dannevirke during the previous

week and in one case a police safety order was issued. ■ Eketahuna/Pahiatua/ Woodville: On Wednesday 11 April Palmerston North police executed a search warrant in Woodville locating drugs, cash, vehicles and firearms. Occupants of the address are being spoken to about the items. At about 6pm on April 11 Pahiatua police attended a disorder incident on Vogel Street Woodville where it was reported a male had a firearm. When police arrived everyone had left. Police are working through CCTV footage and witness accounts to identify those involved. On Friday April 13 an address on Range Road Woodville was burgled and a large amount of small items taken. Police are investigating links to previous burglaries at the same address. On April 13 Pahiatua police

executed a search warrant for stolen property. Items were recovered and the occupants are being dealt with by police. Between April 16 and 17 an address on State Highway 2 Mangatainoka was burgled. A 50-inch television was stolen. Pahiatua police located vehicle XA1265 in last week’s report, stolen from a Mangatainoka address on April 11. The vehicle has been returned to its owner. On April 14 a Pahiatua resident stole petrol from a service station in Eketahuna. The offender was later located and arrested in the Wellington region that same day. Pahiatua police attended three domestic violence incidents throughout the week. There have been three breaches of court bail in Pahiatua last week. One person was arrested and is in custody for breaching prison release conditions.

t was a very busy and fruitful end to last week with many things to celebrate in and for the Tararua. The big announcement was the decision to replace Manawatu Gorge Rd with Option 3. This is a completely new road which will once again bypass Ashhurst in Palmerston North and travel east between Saddle Rd and the Gorge into the Woodville township. Work on the realignment of Woodlands Rd will ensure traffic flows through Woodville, where businesses are keen to have additional people through their doors. There has been disappointment that work will not start till 2020, however, in speaking to Minister Twyford, possibilities of a shortened consenting timeframe may be available. A speedier process will bring economic opportunities as additional people come to our district to work on the construction and make Tararua their home. In the meantime, continued work to maintain both the Saddle Rd and Pahiatua Track is vital. The Ballance Farm Environment Awards was held in Palmerston North during AgriFood Week. From a high calibre list of entrants, Tararua dominated the night. Pongaroa farmers Alistair Timothy and Rachel Joblin won awards in Soil Management, Agribusiness management and Livestock Farm Management. Dannevirke farmers Andrew

Hardie and Helen Long won awards for Sustainability and Stewardship, Agri-science, and Integrated Farm Management. They made Tararua proud by also winning the BFEA Supreme Award. A comment from one of the judges that really resonated with me was “responsibility goes way past their boundary”. Congratulations to our farmers who entered these awards and put themselves under scrutiny. I want to acknowledge the many farmers who go beyond their farm gate to take on different responsibilities in our communities. ■ Footnote: Along with councillor Shirley Hull I attended the Women’s Suffrage 125th anniversary function at Government House. We met with senior historian for Ministry of Culture & Heritage Steve Watters. He told us Norsewood School visited him at the National War Memorial in Wellington some years back. It turns out he showed them a photo of their local war memorial to help them connect their place with the National Memorial. He then took them through the story of one of those listed on their memorial. To do this he showed them the digitised personnel files available from the Cenotaph database. When they went back to Norsewood they used this database to research other names on the memorial and held a ceremony of their own on Armistice Day. This was one of the first experiences that MCH, through the WW100 programme used to develop their Walking with an Anzac project in schools.

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Apr 23, 2018 |

Bush Telegraph



NI farmers support IHC calf scheme

MARIA Barrow (Dannevirke) won the eight to 12 years age group in the rural photo competition. ANNE Barrow (Dannevirke) won the 13 to 18 years age group in the rural photo competition. Lower North Island farmers have raised $131,695 for IHC through the IHC Calf and Rural Scheme in the past 12 months, with 280 of the region’s farmers donating to the scheme. The region’s contribution was part of the $1.4 million raised nationally by rural New Zealand to support people with intellectual disabilities. More than 3500 farmers throughout New Zealand have

pledged 4341 calves, including virtual calves, to be sold on IHC’s behalf. “IHC is so incredibly grateful to farmers in the Lower North Island and nationally, who supported the Calf and Rural Scheme this year, and for their ongoing loyalty to the scheme since it began 33 years ago,” says Greg Millar, IHC National Manager Fundraising. More than $35 million has

been raised through the scheme for New Zealanders with intellectual disabilities since its inception in 1985. “The money raised is very important to the work IHC is able to do to each year, but the support of farmers and rural communities has always been much more than the money. “Each and every year, these generous farmers have joined together with IHC to support

people with intellectual disabilities to live active and satisfying lives in the community,” says Greg. For 30 of those years the Calf and Rural Scheme has also enjoyed the proud support of PGG Wrightson — one of New Zealand’s longest standing corporate sponsorships of charity. “Thank you again to all our farmers, canvassers, community groups as well as our transporters for all their hard

work and support over the 2017/18 season, and we look forward to your continued support next season,” says Greg. IHC announced winners of the Calf and Rural Scheme’s rural photo competition run every year alongside the scheme.Seven Years and Younger: Nyla Lauridsen (Te Awamutu); 8-12 Years: Maria Barrow (Dannevirke); 13-18 Years: Anne Barrow (Dannevirke); 18+ years: Michele van Zyl (Gore).

Feds welcome NAIT scheme recommendations Federated Farmers says its members will jump at the chance to contribute to the drive for improvements to the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme. A report detailing a major review of NAIT, with 38 recommendations aimed at streamlining processes and

boosting access and compliance, was released after a long process involving OSPRI, MPI and a host of industry groups, including Federated Farmers. President Katie Milne says the Federation’s position is that anything that can be done to improve the system and make it more effective and easier for

farmers to use will be valuable. Recommendations include: - Enabling direct access to NAIT core data by police and other crown agencies for stock theft and wandering stock enquiries; - Development of mobile and web applications to improve accessibility for end users;

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Bush Telegraph | Apr 23, 2018

Dog trials reveal the Linking generations best of talent at Akitio A successful two days’ trialling was held at Akitio in early March. The weather stayed nice both days, the sheep worked well on all four courses, and there was a great turnout of competitors including a large contingent from outside the Centre. Two former club members — Brent Mathews and Chris “Critta” Shaw — came back to show us how it’s done in class 1 and class 3 respectively, a great trial also for local man James Hemopo. Event one — long head judge: Art Eastham 1 Brent Mathews — Reef 98.5, 2 Howard Ingles — Lou 98, 3Paul Evans- Bryte 97.5, 4 Adam Roe — Dougal 97.25, 5 Gary Smith — Ned 97. 1 Intermediate Michael Hart — Kate 94.75. 1 Maiden J Hemopo — Trick 93. Event two — short head and yard, judge: Stu Henson. 1 Cory Caseley — Chief 96.5, 2 John Bartlett — Honk 95.5, 3 Chris Redmond — Rose 94.5, 4 Bernard Arends — Roy 94, 5 Nigel Clark — Meg 93. 1 Intermediate Chris Redmond — Rose 94.5. 1 Maiden Bernard Arends — Winx 89. Event three — zig zag hunt judge: Gerard Brown. 1 Chris Shaw — Dixie 97.5, 2 Allen Irwin — Dan 97.25, 3 Matt Nolan — Rodge 97, 4 David Scragg — Kate 96.5, 5 Cory Caseley — Sage 96. 1 Intermediate Matt Nolan — Rodge 97. 1 Maiden Mat Nolan — Rodge 97. Event four — straight hunt judge: Ian Healey. 1 Terry Bould — Slam 93.25, 2 Samantha Shaw — Breeze 93, 3 James Hemopo — Ruby 92.5, 4 Simon Prouting — Roe 92, 5 Joe Wyat — Brute 91.5. 1 Intermediate James Hemopo — Ruby 92.5. 1 Maiden James Hemopo — Ruby 92.5.

A YOUNGSTER from Our Place — Home Based Child Care blows a good line of bubbles much to the interest of Eileen Mary residents. By DAVE MURDOCH Bringing old and young together benefits both age groups, according to Christine Simpson of Our Place — Home Based Care. Every third Tuesday in the month children from Our Place visit Eileen Mary Retirement Village to entertain the residents, and both groups love it. While the retirement homes benefit from the children it also provides the children who are usually cared for in groups of

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four at a carer’s residence, with a chance to get together and “boogie.” Weekly visits to Kidzercize at Activ8 Gym and a weekly playgroup also provide opportunities for the children to mix. Eileen Mary residents enjoy the visit. As soon as the children started singing and dancing, residents poured into the lounge and it was soon almost full. Last Tuesday the tiny tots danced to taped music andblew bubbles for the residents. This is the 13th year the programme has operated.

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WEBER SHEEPDOG TRIAL RESULTS March 4 and 5 Event one — long head, judge: Simon McDonald. 1 Howard Ingles — Lou 98, 2 Nigel Clark — Jan 97.75, 3 John Bartlett — Fetch 97.50, 4 John Bartlett — Honk 97.25, 5 Laurie Horsefall — Raid 97. 1 Intermediate Vaughan Marfell — Glen 96. 1 Maiden John Foss — Gem 90.5. Event two — short head and yard, judge: Aaron Morton. 1

Jamie Shrubsall — Whip 98.5,2 Rob Kjestrup — Jim 97, 3 Brian Burke — Stone 96.5, 4 Tim Hunter — Doll 96.25, 5 Graham Wellington — Rachel 96. 1 Intermediate Rob Kjestrup — Jim 97. 1 Maiden Jim Wilson — Cap 94. Event three — zig zag hunt, judge: Michael Hart. 1 James Hemepo — Ruby 97.5, 2 Rob Kjestrup — Tom 97, 3 Simon

Prouting — Vince 96.75, 4 Brent Mathews — Ridge 96.5, 5 Vaughan Marfell — Torque 96.25. 1 Intermediate James Hemepo — Ruby 97.5. 1 Maiden James Hemepo — Ruby 97.5. Event four — straight hunt judge: Peter McFetridge. 1 Alan Irwin — Chase 98, 2 David Scragg — Kate 97.5, 3 Bex Baynes — Tom 97.25, 4 Guy Heard — Sky 97, 5

Gerard Brown — Tempo 96.5. 1 Intermediate David Scragg — Kate 97.5. 1 Maiden Rob Kjestrup — Tui 95.5. A successful trial for the Weber Club with the sheep performing well. Akitio Club member James Hemepoclaimed a third place at his home trial Akitio — at the start of the weekend then won at Weber. Rob Kjestrup has found some time y


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Bush Telegraph | Apr 23, 2018

Small holders auction busy By DAVE MURDOCH While inclement weather probably dissuaded some locals from submitting items for sale, fine, calm conditions brought out the crowd on Saturday’s Small Holders Auction at the A&P Showgrounds. Although there were fewer items for sale, both in chattels and livestock, organisers said the quality was up on last year and a large crowd until the last items were sold meant a very successful sale. All the 76 lots of poultry were sold, the top price of $170 going to a cage of three Golden Laced Wyandotte pullets. Geese, ducks and ring-necked doves sold readily and a knowledgeable public bid on the hens and roosters. Out on the A&P Oval there was a tremendous variety of items. Farm machinery was popular with bidders, a set of sheep scales selling for $360. Large items like a covered farm trailer and a 2003 Mitsubishi Diamante didn’t reach reserves but other items in the $50-200 range sold readily. Native plants, rotary hoes, garden tools, pet cages, ladders, bikes, windows, beds, boxes of nails, several drill presses and furniture kept auctioneers busy from 10.30am until 1pm. Chief sponsor Professionals’ Wayne McDonagh said thanked his team of auctioneers from different organisations for helping out.

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A large crowd surrounds the auctioneer Dan Warner as a rotary hoe sells for $90.

AUCTIONEER Terry Hynes lifts the price to $50 for these two hens held by Lion Trevor Moore.

THIS cart made a return from last year’s auction and was sold by auctioneer Tristram Gordon for $150.

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Council Services on ANZAC Day Service Centres All Council Service Centres will be closed on ANZAC Day and will return to normal operating hours on Thursday, 26 April 2018. For emergency assistance involving Council services during this time, please call the normal office telephone number; this will connect you to our afterhours service, which is available 24 hours a day.

Tararua District Libraries All community libraries will be closed on ANZAC Day and will return to normal operating hours on Thursday, 26 April 2018. To renew a library book, please phone your local library during normal working days and hours, your call will be diverted to a library that can assist you.


Dannevirke A dawn service will be held at the cenotaph following the fall-in at 5:45am. A civic service will be held at the cenotaph, following the fall-in at 8:30am at Knox Church. The parade leaves Knox Church, corner of High and Swinburn Street to march to the Domain for the laying of the wreaths. The service will be held at the cenotaph in rain or shine.

Weber A service at the cenotaph (by the Weber School) will commence at 10:15am.

The i-SITE services remain unchanged and normal operating hours apply.


Dannevirke Transfer Station and Pahiatua Recycling Centre will open at 1:00pm. Normal operating hours otherwise apply.

Animal Control For assistance with lost, found or roaming dogs, please contact us on the normal Council phone numbers. All impounded dogs will be held in Dannevirke. If your dog is impounded while we are closed, they can be released after normal operating hours resume on Thursday, 26 April 2018. Payment for collection will need to be made at a Council Service Centre prior to collecting your dog, phone 06 374 4080.

Public Notices Notice of Meetings The following meetings will be held at the venues as indicated during the month of May 2018, and are open to the public to attend. Council •

Tararua District Council Wednesday, 30 May at 1:00pm Tararua District Council Chamber, 26 Gordon Street, Dannevirke

Community Boards •

Eketahuna Community Board Wednesday, 9 May at 10:00am Eketahuna War Memorial Hall, Corner of Jones Street and State Highway 2, Eketahuna Dannevirke Community Board Monday, 7 May at 1:00pm Tararua District Council Chamber, 26 Gordon Street, Dannevirke

Members of the public are cordially invited to attend the following commemorative services throughout Tararua on ANZAC Day, Wednesday 25 April 2018.

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A service at the cenotaph in Pongaroa will commence at 12:00noon. Those wishing to join RSA members in the march to the cenotaph are requested to assemble at the Pongaroa Hotel by 11:45am. A bus will depart from the Dannevirke Upper Domain at 9:30am.

unfavourable the service will be held at the church, followed by lunch. A bus will depart from the Dannevirke Upper Domain at 9:30am to travel to Norsewood.

Ormondville A service at the Church of the Epiphany will commence at 12:00noon.

Those wishing to join RSA members in the march to the cenotaph, including wreath bearers, are requested to assemble at the Tararua Club by 5:35am. A service will also be held at the servicemen section of the Mangatainoka Cemetery at 8:00am.



A service at the cenotaph will commence at 12:25pm outside the Makotuku Public Hall.

A service at the Hamua Hall on SH2 will commence at 9:00am. Morning tea will be served at the conclusion of the service.

Whetukura A service at the Whetukura cenotaph will commence at 12:50pm.

Eketahuna A service will be held in the Eketahuna Community Centre commencing at 10:00am. Returned servicemen, servicewomen, and members of other organisations participating in the commemoration are requested to assemble at the Community Centre at 9:45am.

Kaiparoro A service will be held at the ANZAC Memorial Bridge on SH2 commencing at 2:00pm. Parking at Miller Reserve, there is a walkway to the bridge. An afternoon tea will be held following the service at Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre ($5.00 per person).

Woodville The dawn parade will be held in Fountaine Square at 6:30am.

A service at the cenotaph in Wimbledon will commence at 9:00am.

A wreath laying ceremony will be held at the War Memorial following the service. A plate would be appreciated for morning tea following the service.



The civic service will commence at 10:00am at the cenotaph in Fountaine Square. The civic service will be held in the Woodville Community Centre if the weather is unfavourable.

A service at the cenotaph in Upper Norsewood will commence at 10:30am. If the weather is

A dawn service will be held at the cenotaph in the Pahiatua Town Square commencing at 6:00am.

Morning tea will be served at the Woodville Community Centre following the Service.


Community Committees

Extraordinary Council Meeting

Woodville Districts’ Vision Tuesday, 1 May at 7:00pm Woodville Sports Stadium Supper Room, Ross Street, Woodville

Pahiatua On Track Wednesday, 2 May at 5:30pm Pahiatua Service Centre Chamber, 136 Main Street, Pahiatua

An extraordinary meeting of the Council will be held on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 (and the following day if required) to hear submissions on the Draft Long Term Plan 2018–2028. As the closing date to receive submissions is not until Friday, 11 May 2018 at 12noon specific arrangements for this meeting are subject to confirmation. These details will be available on the Council’s website and through its Service Centres shortly prior to the date of the meeting.

Public Forums A period of up to 30 minutes shall be set aside for public participation at the commencement of the Tararua District Council and Dannevirke Community Board meetings. Please contact the Governance Manager, Richard Taylor prior to the date of the meeting if you wish to arrange a time to speak at the public forum.

Change of Meeting Time – April Council Meeting The time of the Council meeting held on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 in the Council Chamber has changed to the details previously advertised, and will now commence at 2:00pm.


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Focus on


School commemorates Anzac Day By DAVE MURDOCH Dannevirke South School chose its final term assembly to recognise Anzac Day which this year falls in the school holidays. Student councillors ran the ceremony and other students contributed while guests gave the event a special flavour. After a welcome and a karakia from Donna Mason, Major Craig Dalgleish of Linton Army base presented his address explaining the origin and significance of Anzac Day. He explained the Gallipoli event, saying the Anzac experience changed New Zealand for ever. “Never again did New Zealand allow another nation to lead it into war, nor lead its troops in battle.” He said it brought New Zealanders closer together with women taking on roles previously done by men and Maori and European fighting together overseas. He asked the students to

BERNADETTE Ward places a wreath on behalf of Team Three.

SOUTH School students accompany Tama Ngatai-Ruaporo in singing The New Zealand Soldier song.

remember those who served and to be grateful for their sacrifices. A moving rendition of Beautiful Soldier accompanied by pictures of war events set

The school joined with Tama Ngatai-Ruaporo to sing the NZ Soldier Song followed by The Ode before the Last Post rang out. Steve Wallace played Reveille as the NZ Flag was

the tone for Mya McCutcheon and Keira Hetariki to read an Anzac poem they wrote. Tyler Walsh read Lest We Forget and students representing each school team placed wreaths.

lowered. Singing of the National Anthem closed the assembly and children were encouraged to join the public at the Dawn or 9am Services on Anzac Day.

Several new stalls for April’s market By DAVE MURDOCH

ELSGROVE Olives and Nuts also sold jellies, citrus conserves and chutneys.


How about some vinyl disk artwork or some novelty knitted decoupage? Perhaps some buxus hedging plants or some unique wooden toys. April’s Dannevirke Community Market will have these new stalls along with a multitude of regulars and one or two surprises. Organiser Daphne Miller is hoping April will be as successful as the March Easter/autumn-themed market where customers opened their wallets and purses and spent enthusiastically. As the Easter bunny did its rounds and Tom Kamura’s band pumped out its harmonies, a big crowd early on sought the bargains. Jams and preserves were popular, from Dannevirke Art Society and Anglican Church stalls and a newcomer from Maraekakaho selling Elsgrove Olives and Nuts, jellies, citrus conserves and chutneys. Woodwork from John Robertson, Joe Dodunski, Bobby Kopa, Chris Elliott and Paul Booth had more competition, 13-year-old Shaun Means offering his

WITH winter coming on Ray Ingram has kindling for sale at $6 per box. poker worked items. There were plants and garden ornaments and cut flower posies by Jill Scrimshaw. With winter starting to bite, cones sold well at $5 per bag and Ray Ingram from Norsewood was selling kindling at $6 per box. Ray can be contacted at 374 0757. Come along to the market on April 28. Dannevirke Highland Pipe Band will entertain, there’s the Lions sausage sizzle and other food stalls and carts — and you might just get a bargain.


EXCITING NEW STALLS Fascinating Vinyl Disc Artwork

Buxus and other Hedging Plants

Novelty Knitted and Decoupage items Very attractive Wooden Toys PLUS the wide range of loyal stalls Enjoy your coffee and nibbles with an Interlude from the PIPE BAND

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EASTER Rabbit made friends with Anglican Church’s Eileen Thomson who holds a Dannevirke Host Lions sausage while being serenaded by Tom Kamura and the band.

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Feather fanciers flock to Dannevirke show By DAVE MURDOCH They flew in from all directions to the Tararua Bird Club Table show on Easter Sunday at the Dannevirke A & P Show Grounds Home Industries Hall. They came by car and SUV — caged birds and their owners from Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa, Manawatu and Horowhenua — to join locals in the largest show of its kind in New Zealand. With the large-scale serious competitions due to start May 1, ending with the national competition in Timaru at the end of July, breeders and owners were in Dannevirke to get an early assessment of the competition and to purchase birds to add to their aviaries. There were over 260 birds for competition and another 100 to 150 on the busy sales table. President of the Tararua Bird Club Brian Beale said the show was a success. There was a full artist’s palette of colour, the clear colours of gold Yorkshire canaries contrasting with the deep reds of colour-fed canaries and the colourful parrots. Some breeders focus on one species, like Netti Greig of Palmerston North who has 60 to 80 peach-faced love birds. Others havevaried interests, like Heather Galyer of Masterton who has different species of canaries as well as foreign hooked beaks. These enthusiasts don’t mind the time and cost of following the shows, meeting friends and learning tips at each competition, almost every weekend until August.

NETTI Greig from Palmerston North with her winning pied peachfaced lovebird which won the best young bird at Christchurch nationals last year.

THIS colour-fed canary is not sunburnt.

Alastair Scott will be holding a clinic in Dannevirke from 11.00am - 3.00pm: Monday 23rd April

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HEATHER Galyer from Masterton admires these Yorkshire canaries.

TOBY Gyde with his rainbow lorikeet called Cookie, because the breeder nearly cooked him in the incubator.


Bush Telegraph | Apr 23, 2018

Dannevirke Rangers defeat Massey team

ANTON Burn shows good pace and skill for Dannevirke Rangers. By DAVE MURDOCH Dannevirke Sports Club Rangers’ senior football team bounced back from a loss at Levin recently to win a fastflowing game against Massey on Sunday April 15 at the Dannevirke A&P Showgrounds.

Playing in Manawatu Division Two the team knew Massey would test its fitness but it struck early with two goals, forcing Massey to play catch-up for the rest of the match. The first half featured some aggressive moves from Dannevirke through the centre

with support finishing off the goals and Dannevirke completed the half 2-0 up. Soon after the second half began Dannevirke went 3-0 but then began to lose momentum as Massey struck back. Playing into a strong breeze Massey made several forays into the Dannevirke half and

LOGAN Allen plays forward with options on both flanks. scored twice in succession to cause locals to become concerned. Dannevirke fought back but many shots went wide of the Massey net to the frustration of

the team, until a penalty corner restored the two-goal margin. Late in the second half Massey broke out of its half to score again but the locals held on to win 4-3.

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Winter, with its changeable and colder weather, is typically that time of year when we all become very aware of our state of health. Concern is often also experienced for members of family and friends around us. Health services and health products aimed at helping us live life to the full are always subject to change and rearrangement; new products come to market so fast it can make your head spin. And for some, all this change can be a cause of confusion, and concern. Tararua and Districts Lions Club wants to help our community get a dose of good medicine on the wide range of health and well-being services and products available and at work in our region, all tasked with being there to help you enjoy the highest quality life experience possible. And do so with care, compassion, and a smile. Their Woodville Passport to a Healthy Lifestyle is a one-day Health Expo event bringing together the widest range of local health-related service providers and products for the public to see, experience and learn from. It promises to be the biggest-ever health event staged in Woodville’s spacious Sports Stadium. Visitors will be able to talk with exhibitors and get current, and relevant

information, advice and make connections with service providers, or product information and advice, from people whose prime focus is on our community’s well-being. Representative exhibitors already included in Tararua and Districts Lions’ expo include Pahiatua Community Health Trust, Safer Senior Citizens (Tararua), Breast Screening, Cervical Screening, Sleep Health Foundation NZ, Public Health, Oral Health, and more besides. A significant amount of floor space is available for any health or personal well-being organisation who would like to see their products and/or services on show. There is no charge to exhibit, but a gold coin entry will be operating. There will be spot prizes for visitors, and a refreshment bar will be serving coffee, tea, sugar-free beverages and snacks. All this good medicine will be on show for you at the Woodville Sports Stadium, 64 Ross Street (opposite Fountaine Square) in Woodville, on Saturday May 26, starting at 10am. Please call Sharon Jones (president Tararua and Districts Lions Club) on 027 421 8649 or 376-5536 for more information, or to register interest.

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TARARUA and Districts Lions have contributed to the fun of Children’s Day at Carnival Park. This year 500 sausages helped fuel the visitors.

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Riders make the most of good weather for bike ride By DAVE MURDOCH The 10th Coastal Pursuit trailbike ride took place March 24-25 in the Akitio-Weber area. Torrential rain in excess of $300mm had washed out tracks two weeks before and postponed the event which was scheduled for that weekend. A smaller field of 22 attended when conditions improved. They were rewarded with fine weather, according to organiser Nigel Scrimshaw who said the track conditions were worth waiting for. The two-day event was based at Akitio and on Saturday the riders travelled to the Weber district, crossing the Oporae and Ti tree Point areas. This provided some spectacular views of the ridge and valley landscape and a few challenges as well. On Sunday the route crossed a number of farms closer to Akitio, with more coastal views. The riders, who had come from as far away as Auckland and Wellington, were complementary about the variation in riding conditions which ranged from technicallychallenging single tracks to open fields.

The riders crossed 30 farms and Nigelsaid he was grateful to the farmers for providing access and trusting the riders. The Coastal Pursuit Trail Ride raised $800 for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter — but participants spent about $2400 within the community for accommodation, food and fuel. Pongoroa and Weber Schools put on great meals as fundraisers.

COASTAL views near Akitio for participants.

INLAND ridges were viewed and crossed.

NARROW bridges provided access across deeper gullies.

Spinners pass on their wool dying traditions By DAVE MURDOCH The new guard took over dying the wool recently at the Dannevirke Spinners and Weaver’s Dye Day. Sarah Kuggeleijn and Tracy Bowie have been learning from veteran dyer Elaine Weber all the techniques that have been passed on from generations of spinners. Spinners came from many clubs to dye their wool. “It saves us having to do it ourselves,” said Anne McGregor who came from Masterton with two carloads of members from Wairarapa Spinners and Weaver Club. Coppers were heating, fed by wood fires, each with a plant to create a colour. There were traditional poroporo (green), silver dollar (red), walnut (brown) and flax (dark brown) and English plants, including convolvulus (green), dahlia (yellow), buddleia (pale green), onion (rusty red) and ivy (green). While “dyed in the wool” means set in their ways, the spinners don’t stick to traditional plants and techniques — red cabbage, madder root and hawthorn were experimented with on the day in a gas copper and food dye was used in a microwave for multi-coloured effects. Results can also be affected by adding different quantities of mordant, which sets the colour, the time the wool sits in the copper and the volume of plant material used. By 1pm the wool line was hanging with wool of all nature’s colours and by 3pm the spinners left armed with the material for the next project in autumn.

IRVINA Lunt of Duncraig Black and Coloured Wools displays her Died in the Wool products.

EMILY shares the interest of Masterton visitors in the wools dyed last year.

SOME of the dyed wool hangs out to dry.

DYING potions are cooking in these pots.



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Anzac Day concert for wartime nostalgia

JOEL Dean brought a touch of wartime nostalgia to the 2017 concert with his A Letter Home.

MELISA Martin Academy of Dance performed Diva in 2017. By DAVE MURDOCH



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At the end of Anzac Day Services throughout the district the Dannevirke Community Board will once again host a variety concert in the Dannevirke Town Hall. This year’s concert will have everything from musical theatre to hiphop to the skirl of the pipes, along with a nostalgic war-time theme and musical memories from the two world wars. There is a mixture of vocal solos, duets and four choirs, three dance groups and

kapahaka, speech and drama, concluding with The Last Post. While a many performers return this year from the last concert there are at least 10 new items. From the first Anzac Day, concerts have been performed throughout Australasia as fundraisers — first to raise money for the war effort — and later for returned soldiers and their families. Gold coin donations from this year’s concert will go to the Returned Services Association. The concert starts at 3pm.

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Sharing the harvest By STEVE CARLE Pahiatua Help-n-Hand hosts the new community initiative Pahiatua Harvest Exchange on the first Saturday of every month, 10am till 12 noon. “With a bumper summer season creating excess crops for garden enthusiasts, this completely money-less exchange of home-grown or home-made produce is a great opportunity for like-minded people to share their passion and encourage a love of home gardening or spark a new interest. It’s just getting together and sharing the basic life skill of

making the most of your resources,” sais Kathy Braddick, Pahiatua Help-n-Hand manager. “It is lovely to see people travelling from far and wide within the Tararua area/district who are keen to share their own produce and other home-made items. An example of the range exchanged included; walnuts, lemons, tomatoes, eggs, pumpkin, apples, silverbeet, capsicum, beans, herbs, rhubarb, and jars for repurposing. “No contribution is too big or too small and it’s not a competition. We were also treated to a tasting on the day of heirloom

SOME of the harvest exchange participants — Back: Vicki Wolland, Beatrice Heald, Adele Singleton, Sandra O’Neil. Front: Emma Foster and son Rueben, Joanne Philips, Rose Woolley and Kathy Braddick. cape gooseberries which was a new experience for some.” Everyone is welcome to come along and see what it’s all about.

Any surplus on the day is donated to the Pahiatua Foodbank. ■ Phone Kathy (06) 376-6759.

Tuesday, April 10 — No play for the ladies today. Thursday, April 12 — Stableford. 1 P Johns 41 points, 2 M Galvin 36, 3 P Hewitt 35. Saturday, April 14 — Stableford — Interclub with Dannevirke — 1 M Galvin 42 points, 2 D Edwards 40, 3 D Henricksen 39, 4 M Hemopo 39 (all from Pahiatua) 5 D Stewart 39, 6 C Evans 37, 7 B Burt 37, 8 S Evans 37 points (all from Dannevirke). Pahiatua won the interclub. Twos: R Henricksen (12), P Johns (14), D Henricksen (9), N Squires (14). Jackpot not struck (drawn hole was (4).

Rotary clubs celebrate 75 years of service in their communities Marton and Pahiatua Rotary Clubs were among four to reach a milestone in the presence of the World President of Rotary International. Ian Riseley visited the Rotary Club of Feilding and celebrated four clubs in District 9940 which have achieved 75 years of Rotary service in their communities. They are the Marton, Pahiatua, Stratford and Hutt

City clubs. Past President and organising committee member Lindsay Nicholls says Ian’s visit was a special event for Rotarians. No serving World President had ever visited the Manawatu before. “The prestigious awards recognise 75 years of community service. Rotary was established more than 100 years ago and is

still making a difference in the world,” Lindsay says. His own club has focused on sponsorship through the Rotary Youth Programmes where young people live with Rotary families in other countries. Young people from overseas come and live with local families and experience life in New Zealand. Over the years his club has

sponsored 32 teenagers and received 15 from overseas. “When they return they are completely different. They have matured and the experience helps them set a course for their lives. Many maintain links with Rotary for years to come.” Ian Riseley’s theme for his presidential year is Rotary: Making a Difference. “However each of us chooses

to serve, we do it because we know our service makes a difference in the lives of others,” he says. “Whether we are building a new playground or a new school, improving medical care or sanitation, training conflict mediators or midwives, we know that the work we do will change people’s lives — in ways large or small — for the better.”

Pahiatua Town Centre Upgrade Public Open Day

HAVE YOUR SAY! Pahiatua’s town centre upgrade project is now starting to gain some traction, and we need the community’s ideas, thoughts and contribution in order to develop the best possible outcome for Pahiatua! We want to tell the story of Pahiatua while creating a vibrant and exciting space for the community that attracts visitors and enhances local business.

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Bush Community Centre Thursday, 3 May starting at 6pm

Public Open Day

Bush Community Centre Friday, 4 May between 10am and 1pm PAHIATUA

Following our vid video late in 2017 we got some great feedback about what the community might want to see, but now we need to develop those ideas into the concept design p phase. Bettter access for pedestrians, heritage and culture, a civic hub, covered sp pace, lighting, retailers and commerce, the play area, tourism, toilets and trees - these are all things we want to talk about. Come along and see what ideas we currently have, and give us yours. Now is the time to get involved!

Public Open Day

Bush Community Centre Saturday, 5 May between 10am and 3pm

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Tom hangs up his keys to the Tararua Health Shuttle


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Tararua District’s Community Owned Digital Cinema ☆☆☆☆☆ 64 Main St, Pahiatua ☆☆☆☆☆ Sunday 22nd April at 7pm + Anzac Day at 5.30pm The unsolved mystery that shocked the world M (coarse language,) 101 mins

Thurs 26th at 2pm + Finally Sun 29th April at 7pm

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Thursday 26th + Friday 27th April at 5.30pm Sat 28th at 7.30pm From the makers of THE FAULT OF OUR STARS

Teenager Simon has a huge secret, but a mysterious on-line romance means his secret must come out

JEAN and Tom Fleming with the Health Shuttle in Pahiatua. By STEVE CARLÉ Pahiatua team leader for the Southern Tararua St John Health Shuttle Tom Fleming has retired after 10 years service to the Health Shuttle and 24 years service with St John. Tom started the Southern Tararua Health Shuttle after Don Stewart of Dannevirke made the suggestion in 2007. Along with Peter Lindstrom (area committee chairperson) they were given six months trial to prove that the service — TOM FLEMING was sustainable. Following advice from accountant Tony Fouhy that the money needed to be raised was feasible, the service began in March 2008. “The whole town got in behind it,” said Tom, who served nine and a half years as area coordinator. It commenced with loan vehicles from St John. Initially several volunteers were contacted but this number grew to 22 over time. In 2009 the Southern Tararua St John Health Shuttle won the Trustpower Award for volunteers of Tararua District. Tom attended the finals for New Zealand at Nelson in March 2010. In May of 2010 Tom was sponsored to attend the 125th Jubilee of St John, held in Christchurch. NEW Southern Tararua Health Shuttle team leader Neil “By 2010 we had Greenwood. raised over $80,000 for our first health shuttle which included a from driving, which I enjoy. hoist for wheelchairs. At the same time “My wife Jean has assisted me over Pub Charities came to the party with the last 10 years enabling a crew of two in $80,000 to enable the purchase of a second the health shuttle which is preferable,” health shuttle,” said Tom. said Tom. He has driven a large “Having two health shuttles has been proportion of the 840,000km that has been worthwhile as some of our patients have clocked up in the health shuttles over the appointments in Palmerston North, some past 10 years. in Dannevirke and some Eketahuna ■ Around 230 patient trips are made in an patients go to Masterton. average month with 14 to 18 drivers “The most satisfying aspect about volunteering for 330 hours. Around volunteering for the Health Shuttle is 7000km is travelled by the two health meeting a cross-section of the shuttles each month. community. You meet retired ■ For anyone willing to become a health professional people not able to drive shuttle volunteer, there’s full training anymore. Chatting to them is just so and support. interesting. Interacting with people is so “The development of a local call centre is rewarding. Then there is the satisfaction helping to ensure patient and driver

When you are a volunteer, you only do it because you love doing it.

communication lines are more efficient,” says Sally Dryland, chair of St John Bush Committee. To contact the South Tararua Health Shuttle service or to volunteer call 0800 589 630.

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19 HOLES OF FUN! Friday, 27 April 2018 | Tee Off at 10.30am Entry fee $20 per person Come along and join us for an excellent day out while supporting the Pahiatua Golf Club. The format is a 3 Person Ambrose Tournament with drawn teams, but there is also an 18 Hole Individual Stableford Option. Non-golfers warmly invited – a great day out for everyone!

Free food and drinks on the course and food available after play. Fun activities around the course, closest to the line, accuracies, raffles, fantastic prizes and much, much more! Contact either Bevan Bisset 027 465 9651 or Pam Bisset 027 448 9709 or email Ingrid PROUDLY BROUGHT TO YOU BY



Bush Telegraph | Apr 23, 2018

Swim club has a long history More young swimmers training at the club to lift their skills Pahiatua Swimming Club has got a long history and we all should be proud of having a swimming club in our town. The opportunity for local swimmers being able to train and get to their best form for school swimming sports should always be available. This year we had 28 children enrolled with Learn to Swim, and 78 through Swimming Club. Normal pool temperatures meant swimming club got off to a flying start, as well as our three adult coaches having a day at a coaches’ training course all our swimmers have lifted their skills in diving, streamlining, turns and sculling. We had the busiest race nights and some outstanding swims, I was wowed by how well the athletes did. We had six heats of the 100m Individual Medley. The normal is two heats. This is my sixth year as a president and head coach. I have a passion for swimming and love seeing young people enjoying the water, learning to swim and getting fit all at once. It’s great to see the other adult coaches with the same passion thoroughly enjoying the coaching. Pahiatua Swimming Club is run by volunteer coaches and support team for Learn To Swim — Abby Bailey, Bridget Gavigan, Sophie and Katie Oswald, Sam Anderson, Rachel and Amanda Bradbury, Ellie Moore, Adam Arbuthnott, Dana and Cadie Broughton, Charlotte MacFarquer, Daniel Turrill, Savanna Pardy and Polly

CUP recipients gathered together. Wolland. Coaches for Buckets & Squads: Dana Broughton Bucket 1, Bucket 3 and Junior Squads, Kerri Moore Bucket 2, Sam Anderson Bucket 1. This club has dedicated committee members — Julie Woodmass, Kerri Moore, Dana Broughton, Rita Petaera, Ceri Treder who helped out in many ways to ensure smooth running. Prizegiving Championship Cups: Under 16 Girls, Cornelius Cup — Sophie Oswald. Under 14 Girls, Hewald Cup — Katie Oswald. Under 14 Boys, Clapcott Cup — Harry Wolland. Under 12 Girls, Parker Cup — Anna Oswald. Under 12 Boys, Winnard

Cup — Connor Beales. Under 10 girls, Tua Cup — Briannah Broughton. Under 10 boys, Beales Cup — Sheldon Brown. Margaret Mabey Memorial Cup — Width cup Learner Girls — Piata Aspinall. Murphy Cup — Width cup Learner Boys — Riley Smith. Cosford Cup — Girls Learner Length — Lucy Eder. Nation Family Cup — Boys’ Learner Length — Lachie Treder. Farmer Cup — Girls 50M Freestyle — Sophie Oswald. Farmer Cup — Boys 50m Freestyle — Connor Beales. Manawatu Centre Cup — 100m Individual Medley — Boys’ & Girls’ Open — Sophie Oswald.

Robin Mackenzie Memorial Cup — 100m Freestyle — 11 yrs & under — Boys & Girls — Anna Oswald. Lewis Cup — 100m Freestyle Boys’ — 12yrs & over — Harry Wolland. Scarborough Cup — 100m Freestyle Girls’ — 12yrs & over — Sophie Oswald. Carrington Cup — 200m Freestyle Boys’ — Open — Connor Beales. The Impett Challenge Cup — 200m Freestyle Girls — Open — Sophie Oswald. Hannifen Cup — Most Improved Freestyle (Bucket 1) — Lucy Eder. Bob Hewald Memorial Trophy — Most Improved Backstroke (Bucket 2) — Chelsea Newman. Henry Gerritsen Cup — Most Improved

Breaststroke (Bucket 3) — Rose Anderson. Wills Cup — Most Improved Butterfly (Bucket 4) — Mason Carter. Hemopo Cup — Learner Best Trier (Bucket 1) — Jemma Aitken. Pahiatua Swimming Club Cup — Most Improved Junior (Bucket 2-4) — George Anderson. Trevor and Carol Rankin Cup — Junior Best Trier (Bucket 2-4) — Kade Carter. Hewald Cup — Most Improved Junior Squad — Zara Brown. Winnard Wilson Cup — Senior Best Trier (Squads) — Abby Bailey. The Barry Devenport Cup — Points awarded for attendance, attitude, manners — Pippa Moore.

Glen Curtis of Takaro, (in white) fresh from watching the Commonwealth Games bowls live, unleashes a good bowl against Hokowhitu.

We warmly invite you and your family to meet Headmaster Wayne Brown and discover the advantages that a co-educational learning environment can provide your family over drinks and nibbles at our

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Discover the advantages that a co-educational learning environment can provide your family to attain academic excellence and independence, while developing leadership and character through a values-based education. RSVP to:

Best bowlers compete By DAVE MURDOCH A field of possibly the best bowlers to have played at Dannevirke this season collected on Sunday April 14 to play the Manawatu Champions of Champions Triples Bowls tournament. Sixteen teams, each the champion triple of its club, began a knockout competition at 8.30am in cold temperatures with a few spots of rain. Conditions warmed and dried as the competition progressed and the greens sped up, although bowlers said they were good even at the start. Knockout is brutal and by 11am it was down to eight teams and by after lunch it was four in the semi-finals. The Dannevirke and

The quality of the bowling can be seen by this head in the sixth end won by Hokowhitu 2-up.

Down to four games by 11am. Woodville teams lost their first game and had to watch for the rest of the day.

In the final Palmerston North beat Takaro. It was the Palmerston North skip’s 23rd centre win.

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Digger can go where others can’t By STEVE CARLÉ Wet weather and big excavators don’t mix — they can’t get in where they are needed. Dennis Newton has the answer, with a two tonne excavator that can shrink its tracks to fit in places other machines just can’t go. His Makuri-based business operates as D. Newton Contracting. “It doesn’t make a mess and doesn’t slip on hill tracks,” said owner/operator Dennis Newton. “The excavator has even gone over a swing bridge to complete a job last year. A special feature is a swivel boom which can dig in-line by bending itself in a narrow spot. Then there is cleaning out covered yards using a tip truck that can go into places where a car can go together with the excavator — this is keeping Dennis busy. “When sheep manure gets too high and gates won’t open, I get called in,” he said. His compact excavator is ideal for small landscaping jobs, levelling out driveways, preparing for culvert pipes. It has three buckets: one for trenching, one for digging and one for clean-up work. Access is a bonus for his machine which only takes half the width of most farm tracks, which means Dennis can stay away from the edge and also avoid slipping.

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WORKING at a right angles to the digger in a confined space. He is looking to expand his scope of work to cover the Tararua District and is prepared to go anywhere by negotiation with reasonable transport costs


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Board supports community groups Assistance Grants allocated for a variety of community organisations’ activities By DAVE MURDOCH Dannevirke’s Community Board initiates developments and supports activities and organisations for the betterment of the community. At its April 3 meeting it allocated funds from the General Assistance Grants Scheme to the tune of just over $8000 and reserved for further investigation requests for a further $2500. Those receiving funds in this round were: ■ Dannevirke and District Home Budgeting Service — $2500; ■ Dannevirke Gallery of History — $2000; ■ Raumati Hall Committee — $1500; ■ Friends of Epiphany — $930; ■ Dannevirke Basketball Association — $855; ■ St Vincent de Paul — $750; ■ IHow Charitable Trust — $160. The Community Board provided funding for the Dannevirke Information Centre’s Viking Icon facelift being carried out by the Menz Shed and funded a bike stand for Barraud Street near the Countrywide Bank. Gloria MacDonald is busy organising the Anzac Concert

MOLLY Pawson and Helen Carver sang Blue Smoke at the Community Board’s Anzac Concert in 2017.

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was last year, with the audience paying a gold coin for entry. Looking ahead the Community Board is working with organisations to resurrect the Spring Festival with the plan to run it from September 1 to October 31. Its World War I committee is planning events to celebrate the centenary of the end of World War I in November 1918.

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OUTWARD BOUND SCHOLARSHIP: Mayor Tracey Collis with Maddison, Gracie, principal Jon Ward and Jack.

Athletes perform well It was Tararua College’s turn to organise the Manawatu Athletics held at the Massey University athletic track recently. We had 20 students competing which was a great effort but even more remarkably we had our total staff and around 40 student helpers for the day. Our competitors all performed really well and achieved pleasing results with Louise Powick, our team manager. This proved to be an extremely successful Manawatu Athletics Event with Jamie Davidson and Dylan Gibson being selected for the National Athletics competition. Jamie Davidson — AWD 1 in the Shot Put, 1 in the 100m and in the 200m. Dylan Gibson — 1 U16 Boys 100m, 200m and Long Jump. Leah Powick — 1 U16 Girls 100m and 200m. Trudy Jenkins — U 14 Girls 3 in 100m. Zachias McKay — U14 Boys 3 in the 800m and 3 in the Triple Jump. ■ North Island Athletics Competition: Congratulations to Dylan Gibson and Jamie Davidson who represented Tararua College and the Manawatu in the North Island Athletics Competition. Dylan and Jamie went on to gain the following: Dylan: 5 overall in the long jump and jumped his personal best of 6.07m, 100m 3 in heat, (5 fastest qualifier), 7 in final, 200m 5 in heat, (8 fastest qualifier), scratched from final due to injury, 4x100m relay 2 in heat, 3 overall. Jamie Davidson: Shot Put — 2 (PB 5.44 m), 100m — 3, 200m — 2. ■ Mayoral Scholarship Outward Bound: Congratulations to Maddison

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CHRIST’S RETURN Certain and Near The return of Jesus to this earth will not happen secretly tho’ it will be as a thief to those who are not looking for Him. When He comes everyone will know. Prepare or His return now by believing what He has said. "Behold, He comes; and every eye shall see Him Revelation 2 v 7 To find out more contact; P.O. Box 252 Hastings 4156 Or Phone/text 021 0594104 OR contact Phil at 06 374 3458 (Dannevirke Christadelphians) OR explore www.keyto the

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GOLF RESULTS ■ Dannevirke Women’s Golf Results April 11 Best Jeannie Harris Par: Wendy Poole 1up, Best Waina Hape Stbd: W Poole 37. Good Scores: W Poole 94-22-72, Jolanda van Vliel 116-40-76, Par Ball Winners: W Poole, Margaret Treacy. Approaches: Sue Burlace, J van Vliel. Results from April 18: Best Round Fredericksen Cup: Sue Burlace 74. Best LGU Rounds: S Burlace 88-14-74, Glenys Nicol 100-24-76, Val Divers 118-41-77. Best Round Wards Pharmacy Shootout: S Burlace. Nett Ball Winners: S Burlace 74, Margaret Stephenson 75, G Nicol 76c/b. Nash Buttons: Jad Suttor and G Nicol, Dodunski Button: S Burlace. Chip-in-Dales: J Suttor No 3, Joy Charmley No 18. Approaches: M Stephenson, J Charmley.

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Public Notices

FREE STABLE MANURE Well composted down and ready to pick up in trailer load or bags. Phone (06) 376 8950.

Bush Harriers AGM

Sunday 29th April following run at: Lyn and Gerrit Arends home - Oringi

TARARUA Riding for the Disabled Inc.

AGM Tuesday, 1st May 7pm. Clubrooms, Carisbrook Road, Mangatainoka All Welcome!

PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Section 101 Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 Georgina Keitha Wilson, 27 Fox St, Woodville has made application to the District Licensing committee at Dannevirke for the issue of an on licence in respect of the premises situated at 50 Vogel Street, Woodville, known as Chances Restaurant. The general nature of the business to be conducted under the licence is Restaurant. The days on which and the hours during during which alcohol is sold under the licence are Monday to Sunday 11am to 10pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours of the Tararua District Licensing Committee at the Dannevirke Service Centre, 26 Gordon Street, Dannevirke. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee at Tararua District Council, PO Box 115, Dannevirke 4942. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 105 (1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 131 of the Sale and supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice




Dannevirke Women’s RSA Flowers wanted for Sanctuary Tuesday April 24th at 1pm. Please phone 06 374 7949 or 06 374 9204 if you can supply flowers or these need to be collected. Any help would be appreciated.

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NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE: FOR ANZAC PARADE & CEREMONY Tui Street from Albert Street to Main Street

The Impounding Act, 1955, Section 46 (2) The under mentioned stock, having been seized for impounding at Eketahuna and is impounded at Dannevirke Stock Pound. Description of Stock: 1 x Brown Cow 2 x Jersey Cross Steers. Notice is hereby given that, unless claimed by the owners and all charges paid the stock will be sold by public auction or otherwise disposed of in accordance with the Impounding Act 19SS at Tararua District Council Stock Pound Easton Street Dannevirke at 10am 30 April 2018.

Tararua Street from Albert Street to Main Street Wakeman Street from Sedcole to Main Street Pursuant to the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974 Tararua District Council has approved the temporary closure of the above roads on the date and time shown below, for a Parade & Ceremony. Date of closure: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 Period of closure: 5.00am to 7.00am Chris Chapman Alliance Manager

By order of Tararua District Council.

MEETINGS The following meetings of Horizons Regional Council will be held during May 2018 in the Tararua Room, Regional House, 11-15 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North, unless otherwise advised: Tuesday, 15 May 10.00am Passenger Transport Committee Monday 21, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23, and Thursday 24 May (if required) 9.00am Strategy & Policy Committee Draft Long-term Plan Submissions Hearings (Venues and start times to be advised to submitters and noted on the website) Wednesday, 30 May (or possibly Thursday, 31 May) 9.00am Strategy & Policy Committee, Long-term Deliberations, followed by Regional Council (adopt LTP for Audit) Should Members of the public wish to speak at Meetings, they are advised to phone 0508 800 800. M J McCartney CHIEF EXECUTIVE

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ASSOCIATION BOARD - To be held at "Te Whare Koha" Dannevirke Central Kindergarten, 242A High Street, Dannevirke on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 commencing at 6pm ALL WELCOME PLEASE SUPPORT KINDERGARTEN IN DANNEVIRKE Antoinette Perry Association Manager.

Customer Service Representative Storeperson DANNEVIRKE

Julia/Tararua Street Insection

Dated this 18 day April 2018.

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APPLETON KINDERGARTEN - To be held at the Kindergarten, 32 Gregg Street, Dannevirke on Tuesday 1st May 2018 commencing at 2.30pm.

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DANNEVIRKE CENTRAL KINDERGARTEN - To be held at the Kindergarten, 242A High Street, Dannevirke on Tuesday 15th May 2018 commencing at 2.30pm

GRAZING LEASE OF RESERVE LAND Pursuant to Section 73(3) of the Reserves Act 1977, the Tararua District Council as administrating body, gives notice of its intention to issue a Lease and invites tenders for the Grazing Lease of the following Reserve Land for a term of five (5) years with a possible right of renewal for a further five (5) year period: • 1.2 hectares more or less situated at Alfredton Road, Eketahuna A copy of the terms and conditions of the Lease is available on the Council website or at the Eketahuna Service Centre. Envelopes containing tenders should clearly be marked tender for grazing lease of reserve land, and sent to Colin Veale, Community Assets and Property Manager, Tararua District Council, PO Box 115, Dannevirke 4942. Tenders close at 4:00pm on Thursday, 24 May 2018 and should be submitted on the Lease Application Form. Acceptance of any tender is at the sole discretion of the Council. The highest or any tender may not necessarily be accepted. Any person or organisation who would like to make a submission or object to the granting of this lease may do so. If you make an objection or submission, the opportunity is available to present your comments in person to the Council’s Tribunal and Hearings Committee at a meeting held for this purpose, and they should include such requests to indicate your intentions. These are to be sent to the Community Assets and Property Manager at the address shown in this notice, and will be received up until the date as specified above.

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Bush Telegraph | Apr 23, 2018

Employment Vacancies FARM WORKER REQUIRED Part Time Eketahuna area. Assist over calving and regular relief milking, tractor experience essential. Drive to position. Current licence and reliability a must. Email your interest to

CLASS 5 TRUCK DRIVER REQUIRED Experience preferred. Metal extraction and deliveries. Dannevirke Pahiatua area, based in Dannevirke. Pre employment conditions apply. Full time position.



TE KURA KAUPAPA MAORI O TAMAKI NUI A RUA E kimi ana mātou ko te whānau o TKKM o Tamaki Nui A Rua ki tētahi Kairı̄whi roa mō te tau nei. E aro ana tēnei tūnga ki nga tau 4 – 5. Ka tı̄mata tēnei tūnga hei te 7 o Mei 2018, ka mutu hei te 18 o Tihema 2018. He Kura Kaupapa Māori tēnei e hāpai ana i Te Aho Matua. Tēnā koa, tukuna mai to tono ki a whakapā mai rānei ki a Brian Paewai. 027 3748027. Ko te 27 o Apereira 2018 te rā aukati.

We require an enthusiastic person to join our busy team for the full time position of Customer Service and Parts sourcing for Can Am, Yamaha and Husqvarna products. The successful applicant must work well in a team environment, be friendly, positive, logical and adaptive. It will also help if you understand small engines/vehicles and are competent using computers. Training will be given, and we can help the applicant work towards qualifications. Apply in writing with your CV to by 30 April 2018.

Drop CV into Prenter’s Queen Street, Dannevirke or phone 06 374 6278 for further info.

FARM WORKER REQUIRED For Sheep and Beef Farm Woodville We require a keen employee, with some experience, to help with stock work, hand piece work, tractor driving, machinery, water supply systems, fencing and general maintenance. Must be honest, reliable, self-managing, show initiative; be fit for manual work, with a clean drivers licence. This is a full time position and will require weekend work. Please send CV to or phone Robyn on 021 133 7533 for more information

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE OFFICER Tararua offers you the country lifestyle you have always dreamed of. Take advantage of the adventure, scenic attractions and country hospitality at its best! If you are keen on tramping, hunting, fishing, jet boating or canoeing you will be spoilt for choice. All the facilities are nearby; swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts and championship golf courses. With the main Council office located at Dannevirke, 55km from the cities and airports of Palmerston North and Hastings/Napier, it provides an enviable lifestyle and work location. Are you a person who is looking for a challenge and diverse responsibilities? Do you thrive in a team environment? Are you happy to go the extra mile to ensure best possible outcomes? We have an opportunity for a full-time Accounts Payable Officer to join our Finance team based in Dannevirke. We are looking for someone who is a team player, proactive, can problem solve and is willing to go the extra mile. The successful candidate for this role will have the following attributes: • Previous accounts payable experience • Good understanding of computer systems • Accurate data entry skills with an eye for detail • Excellent customer service skills • Effective communication skills • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work to deadlines • Excellent numeracy skills • Self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision • Excellent organisation skills If this position is what you are seeking, please contact Tararua District Council, phone 06 374 4080, email or go to our website to download a copy of the job description and application form. Applications close with the Human Resource Manager on Friday, 4 May 2018.

CCTV OPERATOR & INSPECTOR TARARUA ALLIANCE FULL TIME POSITION Tararua offers you the country lifestyle you have always dreamed of. Take advantage of the adventure, scenic attractions and country hospitality at its best! If you are keen on tramping, hunting, fishing, jet boating or canoeing you will be spoilt for choice. All the facilities are nearby; swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts and championship golf courses. With the main Council office located at Dannevirke, 55km from the cities and airports of Palmerston North and Hastings/Napier, it provides an enviable lifestyle and work location. The CCTV Operator will be responsible for undertaking programmed and reactive CCTV inspections and drainage cleaning. Carrying out both routine and emergency works under the direction of our Utilities Supervisor. You will be reporting to the Tararua Alliance Planning Manager. You will be involved in the inspection and maintenance of the 3 waters reticulation networks across the Tararua District, fault identification and helping with solutions for repairs. As part of the 3 waters planned works team there will be an element of both routine and reactive works while assisting with the inspection and maintenance of the 3 water reticulation networks. This role will mainly be field based but will also require some data entry and processing so reasonable computer skills are required. This is an opportunity for someone with previous utilities experience or someone wanting a change as long as you have the right attitude and work ethic. About you We want to hear from people who: • Have a high work ethic • Can work effectively by themselves • Takes ownership and pride of both their work and their tools • Has a full driver’s license and basic computer literacy • Is solution focussed and can communicate well • Is keen to learn • Are reliable and have good time management skills • Adaptable and open to change • Have a good understanding of Safety procedures and culture • Team players It would be desirable if you had: • Experience with drainage CCTV equipment, Drainage cleaning equipment and / or pumping equipment • Experience with WinCan or GIS software packages • Current confined space entry trained • Any Drainage or civil contracting experience.

REGULATORY SUPPORT ADMINISTRATOR Tararua offers you the country lifestyle you have always dreamed of. Take advantage of scenic attractions, great outdoors and country hospitality at their best! If you are keen on tramping, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, camping or kayaking, you will be spoilt for choice! All the facilities are accessible; swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts, sports clubs, championship golf courses and numerous service clubs including ‘family friendly’ groups. Tararua District has close proximity to the cities and airports of Palmerston North and Hastings/Napier, with Council Service Centres located in each of the main townships of Dannevirke, Woodville, Pahiatua and Eketahuna. The Tararua District provides you with an enviable lifestyle and the opportunity to be involved with active and friendly communities The Tararua District Council currently has a vacancy for a Regulatory Support Administrator. Based in the Tararua area, the successful applicant will need to have excellent customer service and computer skills, previous experience in an administration role, and demonstrated attention to details. An ability to quickly learn computer database operations, to create and maintain accurate electronic records is essential. The following skills and work experience are desirable:

MECHANICAL ENGINEER Jackson Enterprises has its origins in the Stock Transportation and General Freight Industry and is based in the rural township of Pahiatua in the central North Island. The Team at Jacksons has been designing and manufacturing quality trailers for the wider transport industry for over 27 years and has earned a reputation for quality and innovation. We have a Team of highly skilled and dedicated workers and the opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical Engineer to join our Team. The successful applicant will need to have a mechanical engineering background with an awareness in fatigue design. Excellent communication skills, motivation and an interest in the Road Transport Industry are essential. You will need to have a firm understanding of Solid Works and Auto Cad, sound technical knowledge and a high level of accuracy. Applications close 27th April 2018 Please send your CV to: Situations Vacant Jackson Enterprises PO Box 55 PAHIATUA Phone: 06 376 0020 Fax: 06 376 6435

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• A tertiary qualification in business administration or similar. • An understanding of the Dog Control Act 1996 and Impounding Act 1955. The Tararua District Council is responsible for Civil Defence in the Tararua’s and as a result, the successful applicant may be assigned an appropriate and agreed role, for which appropriate training will be provided. All applications will require a completed application form, cover letter, and CV. A copy of the job description and application form can be downloaded from our website; alternatively, you may collect the application and job description from the Council’s Customer Service Centres, in person or by phone. Please send your application to Tararua District Council, PO Box 115 (26 Gordon Street), Dannevirke, phone 06 374 4080, or by email to, attention the Human Resource Manager. Applications close with Human Resources on Friday, 11 May 2018.

Experience of this type of activity (or similar) would be great, but not essential. We will provide all of the training and tools required for the operator to be successful in this role. In return we offer We are offering an outstanding opportunity with diverse and challenging work along with competitive remuneration, high quality plant to operate, and second to none support and training options for the right candidate. PleasesendyourapplicationtoTararuaDistrictCouncil, P O Box 115 (26 Gordon Street), Dannevirke, phone 06 374 4080, or by email to, attention the Human Resource Manager. Applications close with Human Resources on Friday, 11 May 2018.

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Apr 23, 2018 |

Bush Telegraph


Dannevirke junior football underway By DAVE MURDOCH Junior football in Dannevirke had its first practice on Saturday, with a good turnout helping to form teams ready for the Tararuawide new competition starting on May 5. There is plenty of

opportunity for players still to come along as the season gets started and parents can contact Dannevirke Junior Football Secretary Louise Forsyth on 374 2888. Potential players in Woodville and Pahiatua should contact their respective organisations.

AGE 8-9 seven-aside teams try out combinations.

FIRST kicks and fun kicks (Year 4-7) learn basic skills.

SENIORS play 9-aside.


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Bush Telegraph | Apr 23, 2018

New barrier arms fitted By DAVE MURDOCH After several months’ delay Kiwi Rail workers replaced the railway barrier arms on the Stairs/Queen/High Street railway crossing in Dannevirke. The barrier arm on the south side of the crossing was severely damaged by a truck several months ago and it has now been replaced and re-sited to avoid the same thing happening again, a Kiwi Rail spokesman said. The opportunity to replace both arms with more modern technology was also taken. Work was completed over the weekend of April 14-15.

KIWI Rail workers replace the railway barrier arms at Stairs Street intersection.

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Now I’m a 4 plus bedroom family home with built in workshop, garaging, hobby paradise, home business centre … you name it! Multi use is an understatement plus private, fenced and lawned backyard. Flexible commercial zoning. Walk to anywhere in town. Begin to imagine what you can do here.

Tidy 2 bdrm flat attached to the hall, both currently rented for $20,280pa. The flat is accessed from Victoria Ave whilst the hall (244m2) entrance is off busy Queen Street. The hall comprises the main room (175m2) and 4 smaller rooms, ablutions and kitchen and is currently used as a dance studio (wishing to stay on). This appealing property is well maintained and presented in good condition. This property is located close to CBD and would suit a wide range of buyers.

This home has 3 double bedrooms, a nice wide hallway, a sunny lounge, roomy kitchen and a good size laundry. There is a double garage with single door. All on a fully fenced 1212m2 section close to Huia Range Primary School.





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Nestled in parklike grounds is this low maintenance modern 4bdrm home of generous proportions. Excellent indoor/outdoor flow from both family room and lounge onto the extensive paved entertaining area. Master bedroom with walkin wardrobe and ensuite. Large office or 5th bdrm. Double garage with internal access. Presented to perfection. In a prime location in mature sheltered and very private surroundings.





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Step back in time and admire the delightful leadlights and timber features throughout this spacious family home. The 3 roomy bedrooms have ornate (unusable) fireplaces, as well as a sunroom linking the lounge and master bedroom. Open plan living. A sleepout is attached to the double garage. Relax on the private deck at the end of a long day. Top location.

Nestled on a private fenced back section is this family home. It has 2 good size bedrooms plus 2 rooms off the internal walkway. Open plan living with a slider onto a north facing patio. Double garage plus carport/storage area. Nice location.

Only two lots available in this cul-de-sac subdivision. Both are approximately 8000m2 (2 acres), fenced with phone and power. The flat terrain makes building ‘a breeze’. Awesome range views and so close to town.







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Apr 23, 2018 |

Bush Telegraph


5.7 Hectares

Learning to shoot straight


Pahiatua 195 Pukemiku Road, Mangamutu BARE LAND WITH BONUSES!

JARED Bradbury being set up with many onlookers awaiting their chance. By RUTH MCNAIR Dannevirke Smallbore Rifle Club secretary The Dannevirke Smallbore Rifle Club was a hive of activity last Sunday with coaching led by top New Zealand coaches Jon Phillipps and Helen Freiman from Manawatu. There were 32 shooters — 15 female and 17 male — of all ages from around the Wairarapa, Southern Hawke’s Bay and Hawke’s Bay. The morning session focused

5.7 hectares of bare land towards the end of Pukemiku Road; flat and fertile; this block offers good quality grazing over its nine paddocks. Wildlife is abundant with trout fishing, swans, ducks, pheasants and quail. An added bonus is the 350 or so metres of boundary on the beautiful Mangatainoka River. Find out about the approximately 5ha of lease land that could go with it ! This block is only 3.5 kms to Pahiatua, and Mr Google says 36 minutes to Massey University! Land like this, of good value, handy size and so close to town, is a rarity.

TENDERS CLOSE 5.00pm Friday 27th April 2018 unless sold prior Tender to be plus GST

on assisting club coaches to train new shooters, and an afternoon of theory and practical hands-on work with position and techniques. The session was funded by Sport Manawatu. Much the afternoon session was for beginners but many experienced shooters picked up invaluable information and tips to help them while coaching others. If you’re interested in giving Smallbore Rifle Shooting a go, contact Ruth or Robbie McNair (06) 374-6535.



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84-84C Vogel Street, Woodville

15 Kauri Place, Pahiatua



Lots of options to be had here. 3 shops, 1 currently leased, with display areas, storage, heat pumps & other facilities + a garage. Have your own business &/or lease. Plus a brick 3B home.


Gold Award Winning Home. XL kit/family room, large sep dining area, formal lounge, 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, media room, 3 car garaging, established gardens & so much more.

VIEW By Appointment Only PRICE BEO $300,000 CONTACT Donna Dewar - 027 215 7161 Crystal Turbitt - 027 576 4873 WEBSITE

Supporting the Child Cancer Foundation for over 20 years.



VIEW By Appointment Only PRICE BEO $590,000 CONTACT Donna Dewar - 027 215 7161 WEBSITE

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WEB ID DL61578 DANNEVIRKE 82 Aerodrome Road View By Appointment Be swept away by this distinguished and handsome property. Only minutes from Dannevirke and on town water, this lifestyle offers the best of both worlds. From your deck, overlook the inground pool and watch the sunset over glorious mountains. The homestead has four bedrooms, en-suite, open plan living and native timber features. Fertile, flat land is separated into a large paddock and small holding area with yards. With pole shed customized into stables, boatshed to park the toys, double garage and lots of powered sheds this Melanie Silver property has everything to achieve your lifestyle dream.


Mobile 021 176 1753 Office 06 374 5555

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WEB ID DR61328 DANNEVIRKE 1008 Cowper Road RD6 Located only minutes from town this bareland block is a great find. 48.3116 ha (approx 119 acres). It is well fenced with a central lane and track. Water supply is from a deep, clean dam that reticulates to troughs. The majority of the land is flat and mowable or able to be cultivated. There is an array of sheds including two stand woolshed, stock shed, two hay sheds, cattle and sheep yards, with loadout. The rear of the property meets the Manawatu river in a peaceful spot.

DEADLINE SALE View By Appointment DEADLINE SALE closes Friday 18th May, 2018 at 2.00pm, (unless sold prior), Offers to Property Brokers, 47 High Street, Dannevirke

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DANNEVIRKE 207 Mangatuna Road

A farm with diversity. At 641.29 ha, it is currently being run as a 500 cow, dairy farm producing up to 200,000 kg MS. The dry stock farm has potential to finish 20,000 plus lambs and 200 cattle.This property has above average soil fertility. The contour is good and has substantial water reserves. The pasture has been extensively regrassed and is well drained. There is good shedding with a modern 54 bale rotary shed with a nearby large implement/calf rearing shed. Located 24 kms from Dannevirke, Nikau is a must to view for those looking for size, scale and diversity.

WEB ID DR61153


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WEB ID DU60104 DANNEVIRKE 63 Gregg Street View By Appointment This low maintenance and immaculately presented home ticks so many boxes. Boasting four bedrooms, two toilets, spacious open living areas, excellent garaging and private well manicured section. Drive through garage access to the private well manicured rear section with woodshed, garden shed and trailer port. Nestling at the north end of Gregg Street in a very popular, safe and secure locality. Just move in and enjoy this desirable home. Kerry Sutherland

Mobile 027 430 6210 Office 06 928 6518 Home 06 374 7940


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Investors or first home special

WEB ID DC57393

Strong turnover, 25% net proft. Solid Waste Services Ltd is a well established, locally owned and operated business operating within the Tararua District. Services are collection and disposal of refuse and recycling. Company has been operating for over 15 years. Income derived from 3 main sources - District Council contracts, commercial and private customers, using wheelie bins, Hi-ab bins and sale of re-cycled materials.



Profitable refuse collection


WEB ID DU59623 DANNEVIRKE Lot 3 210 Cowper Road View By Appointment Ever dreamed of moving to the country? Well here's the ideal spot! 8000sqm section just 5 minutes from town and on the school bus route. Build your dream home here and live the kiwi lifestyle dream. Section is flat and fenced. Own your very own piece of paradise.

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Kerry Sutherland

Mobile 027 430 6210 Office 06 928 6518 Home 06 374 7940

Substantiall plant list includes vehicles, machinery and industrial land and buildings, of 1542m2 land area.

WEB ID DU61606 DANNEVIRKE 22 James Street View By Appointment Needing some DIY and touching up but the price is right and the potential is obvious. 3 bedrooms, open plan sunny area living with logfire, sliding aluminium door to attached deck, separate toilet, bathroom with shower over bath, large separate laundry. Secure well fenced section with BBQ area, steel garage workshop. Section of 680m. Rating valuation of $104,000. These homes stand the 'test of time'. Ring now. Worth viewing.

Kerry Sutherland

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PAHIATUA, WOODVILLE & EKETAHUNA 129 Main Street Pahiatua 06 376 8486

Property Brokers Pahiatua Ltd Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

What do you get when you...

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WEB ID PU61663 PAHIATUA 3 Matai Place View By Appointment Fall in love... with this modern family home which has great indoor/outdoor living, kick back and relax in this feel good property; • Spacious living • Well appointed new kitchen (2 ovens) • 4 bedrooms + office • Large family bathroom + extra toilet • Inbuilt fire, 3 heat pumps, HRV, insulated • Landscaped gardens and easy care section • Nice quiet location Fiona Smith Mobile 021 737 228 • Tick all those boxes

BUYERS $385,000+

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WEB ID PU61660 PAHIATUA 59C Wakeman Street View By Appointment Are you searching for that special 'slice of paradise' make your way up the tree line driveway to this very private property set on 2565 sqm of land. • Stunning living area leading out to deck with large spa and views to your private oasis • 4 bedrooms • Separate dining room • Modern bathroom • Mature trees - gardener's dream • Large garaging Fiona Smith Mobile 021 737 228 This property is a must see to fully appreciate the idyllic Office 06 376 5834 setting and special features this family home has to Home 06 376 8181 offer.

BUYERS $330,000+

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WEB ID WOU61494 WOODVILLE 13 Gladstone Street VIEW Sunday 29 Apr 1.15 - 1.45pm TENDER closes Friday 18th May, 2018 at 2.00pm, To be Situated in a very popular street looking out to submitted to Property Brokers, 57 Vogel Street, Woodville paddocks you have location, location, location here!


•Separate lounge warmed by in wall heat pump, with HRV and double glazing throughout the home • Dining and kitchen area will be ideal with a modern makeover • 2 double sized bedrooms plus one large single all with wardrobes • Large well fenced private back yard with large lock up garden shed • Single garage and large carport complete the package


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WEB ID PL61572 PONGAROA 10747 Route 52 View By Appointment Situated in the quiet village of Pongaroa, this three bedroom townhouse is beautifully presented and ready for you to just move in and live! Tidy kitchen and a new bathroom with separate toilet, the home has been re modeled and lovingly redecorated. Fantastic outdoor living all set on a tidy half acre of land. A short walk into town and close to all the amenities you would expect from this location. The town boasts the cheapest fuel in New Zealand, with its bustling school and award winning pub, just 30 minutes from Akitio beach this Patrick Baker Mobile 027 599 8141 property has it all. Call Patrick to view today.

Office 06 376 8486 Home 06 376 6555


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