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Not a business It is not correct for ex-mayor Duffy to describe Horowhenua District Council as a $45 million ‘business’ (Horowhenua Chronicle, Jan 25). In general usage the word business is used to describe an enterprise, in trade or commerce, using risk capital to generate profits for owners or shareholders and depends on attracting and retaining customers, who have the option of withdrawing their custom. The council does not have customers, it has rate-payers and when it requires more revenue for various projects or servicing its $68 million debt, it simply hikes the rates. Which we pay — or else . . . (abridged) ROGER MCCLEAVE Levin

Super issues With 2017 being General Election year it is inevitable that the subject of New Zealand Superannuation will be highlighted by all political parties, particularly the cost of NZ Superannuation and the possibility of an increase in the qualifying age. For the average NZ taxpayer, the surety associated with the payment of NZ Super, when the taxpayer retires, is normally factored into the expectation of a reasonable

standard of living as a retired citizen. With annual pension adjustments associated with the increase in the cost of living, the retiree is in effect on a ‘catch up’ until such time as the percentage adjustment becomes part of the fortnightly pension which is currently taxed at source by the IRD. Where a NZ citizen is receiving an overseas pension, the pension is taxed in NZ despite the pension having been earned overseas while a NZ citizen who decides to surrender their overseas pension and receive NZ Super literally gives away the right to qualify for any increases in the overseas pension which are paid into the NZ Consolidated Fund, thus subsiding the annual cost of NZ Super. When financial correspondents/experts regularly question the cost of the NZ Super and the Super Fund’s sustainability, they conveniently omit to factor in the substantial appropriation of overseas contributory pensions, currently estimated at around $40 million annually. BILL STIRLING Levin

Pornography dangers In light of Valentine’s Day, which has just passed, and the showing of the movie Fifty Shades Darker in movie theatres (an attempt to mainstream pornography in society), I think it’s high time to address the

subject of pornography which is having a negative effect on New Zealand young people, and young men in particular. Studies have been done into its harm. Young men who view porn on a regular basis are more likely to view women as sexual objects, show disrespect for them, and engage in rape, sexual assault, promiscuity, and risky sexual behaviours. Children and teenagers are being exposed to mainstream pornography because it’s readily available through the internet and other means. The good news is that Family First is calling for a Parliamentary inquiry into the harm that pornography is doing in our society, given the increased sexual and domestic violence in our communities. A petition is available at the website http:/ / for concerned individuals to sign. This is not merely a whim of censorship; Australia has done Parliamentary inquiries into the problems of revenge porn and the harm done to children through accessing internet pornography. Other nations, such as Israel, are moving to block pornography unless specifically requested and Sky TV in the United Kingdom is doing the same thing. Laws should be passed in New Zealand to protect our children from pornography. (abridged) JOSHUA RIDDLE Shannon




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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Property flooded before says resident


CINDI Friend and her 27-year-old son Tane Collins surveying the flood damage a week after a swollen river burst through a stopbank sending a torrent of water engulfing their Muhunoa West Rd property. By SADIE BECKMAN The rural Levin property flooded by a burst stopbank two weeks ago was one of five properties affected, and it has happened several times before, according to another resident. The man, who did not want to be identified, said Cindi Friend’s property had flooded twice before to his knowledge, in 2005 and 2008, before she owned it. The previous owner was still repairing damage from the 2005 flood when the 2008 one occurred. He said the stopbanks were supposed to withstand a 20-year event and they had still failed, despite the recent flooding being far smaller than that. Mrs Friend, who had not sought a LIM report for the property she obtained in a house swap, said that while they had been told about previous flooding, they didn’t realise the stopbank was so fragile. The family has since been told a portion of the stopbank had been repaired but any further repairs had been axed due to extra costs for ratepayers. Horizons Regional Council group manager for river management Ramon Strong said this month’s flooding was an approximately five-year event, and was “within what we would have expected this part of the network to contain”. He said Horizons wasn’t able to ascertain what factors may have contributed to the stopbank’s breach, as anything that might help trace the cause had been washed away. “In 2008 Horizons consulted with the community on a proposal to upgrade

this part of the network. As a result of that consultation the scope of that upgrade, [the] standard and extent of improvement work proposed, was substantially reduced. Only sections of the stopbank were upgraded and the section that failed was not part of that scope. That upgrade project was completed in 2012.” Mr Strong said the work associated with that upgrade reflected “both the needs of the community and what they’re prepared to pay”. However, the resident who spoke out said he felt Horizons had been putting out misleading information and fobbing people off. He also felt intimidated by the regional council and was too concerned about their potential reaction to feel comfortable identifying himself publicly in relation to this issue. Mr Strong said the standard of flood protection provided, and the reliability of that protection was in general “well understood by the community”. Temporary repairs to the stopbanks were carried out by Horizons immediately after the flooding with more permanent repair work expected to be undertaken in the next couple of weeks. Mrs Friend said they would never have bought the property had they known about the stopbank’s instability, however Mr Strong said the District Plan maps clearly identify the area as a floodplain. “Horowhenua District Council staff have confirmed that with the most recent purchase of this property a LIM was not obtained — had they done so that would have confirmed the susceptibility of the property to flooding.”

Making breakfast leads to fall By ASHLEIGH COLLIS Waiting for home help to arrive and worried that she would be left to fend for herself, 96-year-old Trixie Cottingham tried to make her own breakfast but ended up in hospital instead. The Levin resident was in the media eye late last year when her home help hours were cut from 90 minutes to one hour a week. Last week, when her home help did not arrive at 8am, and left feeling worried, Mrs Cottingham decided she couldn’t wait any longer and got out of bed to make her own breakfast. LVN210217actrixie1 “I got my porridge with yoghurt and cereal in one hand TRIXIE Cottingham at home resting after a nasty fall and pushed my walker with that split open her head, leaving her with five the other,” she said. “I made it stitches. PHOTO: ASHLEIGH COLLIS all the way to my bedroom but then the next thing I know, I’m on the miscommunication that might have ground covered in porridge, yoghurt and occurred around the rostered time of blood.” arrival.” Mrs Cottingham reached for her St MacTavish confirmed its staff member John medic alert necklace and lay on the arrived at the rostered time of 9am to floor of her bedroom waiting for the provide support on February 11, at which emergency services to arrive. time Mrs Cottingham had already been “I was scared, there was porridge and taken to hospital. “Healthcare NZ Community Health is blood all over me, it’s a bit funny, but not really,” she said. committed to supporting Mrs Mrs Cottingham was taken to hospital Cottingham’s recovery and will work with where she received five stitches to her MidCentral DHB to determine any head, returning home on Monday after changes that might be needed to her more than a week in hospital. service.” A spokesperson for Mrs Cottingham’s Mrs Cottingham’s ordeal was home care provider, Health Care NZ, highlighted at an aged care meeting in Eleanor MacTavish said they wished to Levin on Friday organised by Horowhenua GreyPower, Labour and the extend their deepest sympathies to Mrs Cottingham and her family in regards to Green Party as part of a joint investigation the injury she received at her home. into the care of elderly New Zealanders. “Leading up to the incident we Labour’s spokesperson on health delivered services to Mrs Cottingham at Annette King said the cost of enabling varying times of the morning between someone to stay at home is a fraction of 8am and 10.30am. We apologise for any the cost of somebody in residential care.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Police put community barbecue to good work with NATHAN DALY Senior Constable Police enjoyed the family atmosphere at the Medieval Market recently, along with a large crowd who enjoyed fine weather, a vast range of stalls and entertainment throughout the day. There were no incidents reported to police on the ground during the event. The Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to take this opportunity to personally thank the many businesses involved in the preparation, building and installation of the new electric barbecue and basketball court at Solway Park. The concept and vision was the idea of Constable Andrew Collis who approached council and several businesses throughout Levin about the idea. Their support of the project included donating building materials, supplies, machinery and labour to make the vision a reality. The weather gods were kind on the week of the preparation and build resulting in this great community facility. The Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to acknowledge the following businesses: Realistic Decorators Ltd, D.J. Westerby Contracting Ltd, Davis Plumbing & Drainage Ltd, Allied Concrete, Plumbing World, Quin Roofing, Tatana Contractors,

IN BRIEF Tramper airlifted The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter picked up a man in his 20s from the Waitewaewae Hut in the Tararua Ranges on Friday afternoon. A member of the tramping party walked out in the morning to alert emergency services that the man was not well. He was airlifted to Palmerston North in a stable condition.

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TAITOKO School students, from left, Taekori Baitika, 11, and Tatiana Gautusa, 12, with teacher Mrs Kiriona painting the new barbecue at Solway Park. Cory’s Electrical Ltd, Crightons ITM Levin, Richard Shiel Builder, Power On Line Contractors Ltd, Graham Wilton Builder, Winiata and Anderson Sheetmetal Ltd, Levin East Electrical Ltd, Protech roofing Ltd, Colourplus Levin and Horowhenua District Council. The official opening of these facilities attracted a large enthusiastic crowd of 200 people on the day. Everyone was fed, watered and enjoyed each other’s company. Taitoko School teacher Mrs Kiriona and two talented art students did a fantastic job of painting and

decorating the barbecue. The Neighbourhood Policing Team and all of the associated businesses hope the community enjoy and look after this taonga. On this note, a great Maori proverb comes to mind which nicely sums up this community effort: Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, he toa takitini ke no tua whakarere. Success is not the work of the individual, but the work of many. This equally applies in any situation where a combined effort of many are needed to complete a project.

Thieves are targeting lawnmowers and tools in the Central District, particularly in the Horowhenua, Palmerston North and Manawatu areas. Police say it’s a reminder of the importance of securing any property kept in garages, sheds or other outbuildings and urge people to report any suspicious behaviour they may see, especially anyone who drives on to your property or comes to the front door asking to speak to someone you’ve never heard of, one way of casing a property to see if anyone’s at home. Anyone with information that may help identify those responsible for these thefts, or locate the stolen property, please contact your local police station or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

New measles case One new measles case has been identified bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Palmerston North area to seven. Measles is a very infectious disease so anyone who is not immune to measles is at risk if they come in to contact with the disease. It spreads through the air from breathing, coughing and sneezing, and contact with those secretions. The disease is contagious from just before symptoms begin until about five days after onset of the rash. The

illness usually starts between 10 and 14 days after contact with the measles virus. Measles symptoms include: fever, runny nose, cough, and sore red eyes. After three to five days a rash appears on the head and spreads down the body. If you think you or anyone else has measles, contact your GP (by phone first) or Healthline on 0800 611 116 for more advice.

Expressway opened Transport Minister Simon Bridges opened the $630 million Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway on Saturday, part of the Wellington Northern Corridor and one of the Government’s Roads of National Significance identified as key to economic growth. The 18km fourlane expressway stretches along the Ka¯piti Coast, and includes 18 bridges and 16km of walking and cycle ways. More than $200m has been contributed to the local economy through employment of local businesses and more than 5000 people working on the project designed to deliver shorter and more reliable travel times and significant safety improvements.

Electrifying line plan Electrifying rail to Otaki, Levin or even Palmerston North from Wellington has been put on the table by the Green Party in an announcement last week. Party transport spokeswoman Julie Anne Genter said all options should be looked at, not just “tacking more lanes onto motorways”. Extending the modern commuter trains north to ¯ taki, Levin or even Palmerston O North from Wellington could be a much more efficient way to get people in and out of Wellington, she said. She said an electric train would be faster, smoother and more comfortable than the existing diesel Capital Connection.

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Residents of Enliven’s Reevedon Home and Village and Levin Home for War Veterans in Levin became models for a day when a professional photographer captured a glimpse into their lives. Manager Jenny Hodgen explains Enliven, which is part of Presbyterian Support Central, features residents in the marketing wherever possible. “The residents enjoy being part of the photoshoots because it’s unique and interesting and it’s great having residents involved with the marketing of their home,” says Jenny. The photographer, Mike Heydon from Jet Productions, captured what a typical day at the two homes and retirement village is like, says Levin Home for War Veterans diversional therapist Felicity Jefferies. “It was certainly a busy day with lots of excitement, but it was also just like any other day at our homes with plenty going on.” Activities caught on camera included visits from family, friends, children and animals, bowls, baking, board games, knitting, socialising over coffee, an outing to Horowhenua Lake to feed the ducks, and much more.

“The photos will truly represent what a typical day is like at Enliven’s homes in Horowhenua,” Felicity explains.

“The residents loved being involved and they had so much fun. It was a new experience for many of them and they were delighted to have been asked to take part. I couldn’t think of any better way to show what it’s like in an Enliven home than with real images of the beautiful elders that live there doing the things they love.” Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, provides a full range of positive ageing services across the lower North Island. Services offered from Reevedon Home and Village and Levin Home for War Veterans in Levin include rest home, hospital and dementia care, short-term respite and health recovery care, day programmes, and independent retirement living. For more information, free phone 0508 36 54 83 [that’s 0508 ENLIVEN] or visit

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Waitarere prepares for another long lunch The highly anticipated Waitarere Beach Long Lunch next month will bring together neighbours, friends and community members at a relaxed and friendly fundraising event under the trees in the beautiful ‘Fairy Forest’. Celebrating one year of the beach area’s security camera, funded by previous successful events, this year’s event will start the fundraising for its maintenance and a potential second camera. Waitarere Ratepayers and Progressive Association has been running the Long Lunch since 2009, with around 100 people seated at one continuous long table at last year’s event. Susanne Hanlon, helping organise the event, said the idea was for the community to come together. “It’s a lovely, sharing thing for young and old,” she said. “Everyone brings a plate, it’s a place where people say hello.” She said local businesses were also getting behind the event, and this year, Woodley’s coffee truck would be on site. As well as Waitarere Beach locals, people from outside the area were also welcome to attend. Ms Hanlon said they often had people who owned baches at Waitarere come out from Wellington especially for



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Horowhenua Chronicle

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Pensioner house sales criticised By ASHLEIGH COLLIS Horowhenua District Council is under the spotlight as an announcement to seek tenders for its pensioner housing is criticised by the district’s own mayor, Labour’s deputy leader Annette King and Horowhenua Grey Power. Speaking at a recent Horowhenua Grey Power meeting, King encouraged Horowhenua District Council to keep its 115 pensioner housing units, calling the decision to sell “short-sighted”. King’s suggestion comes just days after the council confirmed it was looking for suitable buyers to manage pensioner housing units in Levin, Foxton and Shannon. “I hear your council has had very good pensioner housing,” she said. “Something you should hold on to dearly. It would be shortsighted to get rid of it when there is an ageing population needing accommodation,” she said. Horowhenua Grey Power, concerned about the impact this decision could potentially have on the elderly, are frustrated at having been refused an advocacy role with council. Earlier this month they were barred from attending a consultation meeting between the tenants of the pensioner housing and Horowhenua District Council. Horowhenua Grey Power publicity officer Terry Hemmingsen said it was not acceptable as the outcome had the potential to affect so many

Aged care commitment By ASHLEIGH COLLIS


COUNCIL’S move to seek tenders for its pensioner housing portfolio is coming under fire from the district mayor, Horowhenua Grey Power and the Labour Party. vulnerable and older people in the district. He said they are worried that although current tenants for pensioner houses may get a better deal now, in the long term there was no certainty the homes wouldn’t be turned into social housing. “Our information reveals that fewer than 20 of the 115 pensioner housing tenants attended the . . . consultation meeting,” he said. Horowhenua Grey Power is considering seeking a judicial review of council’s decision. “To see the houses possibly sold off to write down the debt that was created by the past council and mayor is an unconscionable action, lacking

in validity and transparency,” he said. “The council did not want Grey Power supporting the tenants or putting up a counter argument that could potentially delay the sales process.” Horowhenua District mayor Michael Feyen said when he asked if a member of Grey Power could attend the consultation meeting, his request was denied by council management. “A number of the tenants wanted Grey Power to be there, but still they weren’t allowed,” he said. Feyen said he doesn’t like the direction council is taking. “I can’t for the life of me work out why there is such an appetite to sell those houses,” he said.

“I want to talk about acquiring state houses and having a larger stock of pensioner homes than what we do now, not selling them all.” Council’s customer and community services manager Monique Davidson said in a statement issued last week that it was seeking to transfer its portfolio to a community housing provider that would continue to maintain properties to a high standard and safeguard the existing terms and conditions of current tenants. She said council would continue its leadership role and work with the housing provider to advocate and facilitate community housing solutions for the district.

Labour and Green MPs told residents at a meeting hosted by Horowhenua GreyPower they are continuing to push for improvements to aged care. More than 160 residents came to last Friday’s meeting to share their concerns about the seeming lack of progress towards improving the sector. Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei and Labour deputy leader Annette King said aged care had not been a priority for the current Government and there needed to be more of a push to improve care given to people living in their own homes, which would be cheaper than care facilities. King said that over the past six years, the Government had not followed up on most of the recommendations from Labour and Green’s 2010 review, which included a star rating system of aged care facilities and face-toface, not telephone assessments, for home support services. “Many of the same problems with quality and consistency of home support services and aged residential care remain,” she said. Concerns raised by meeting attendees echoed the key recommendations mentioned by King, including home help deficiencies, safe staffing levels, insufficient respite care, poor wages for care home staff and lack of support for people providing respite care for a family member. “An investment into health is an investment into people’s lives,” King said.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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VINTAGE, veteran and collectable cars lined up on a section of the new expressway on Saturday. PHOTO: SADIE BECKMAN

Thousands check out expressway By SADIE BECKMAN The public got their first proper look at Kapiti’s new Mackays to Peka Peka expressway on Saturday at a special celebration event to mark its impending opening. Members of the Horowhenua Vintage Car Club were some of the first to be able to drive on the new highway, their veteran and vintage cars providing a striking juxtaposition between the historic and the ultramodern. As other vintage, classic and hot rod vehicle enthusiasts from around the region joined the Horowhenua club, lining the on-ramp in Waikanae ready to parade down the southbound side of the new road, thousands of people took the opportunity to walk, cycle, scooter, skateboard, roller skate or otherwise propel themselves down the other lanes. Entertainment, music, food stalls,

It was great to see how many people came out to see and support what we’re doing, just to see the eagerness — there were so many happy people.

— CINDY BANGS, ExpressDay organiser.

demonstrations and educational information about the project were set up at the Te Moana Road and Te Roto Drive interchanges, with buses available to ferry people between the two. Horowhenua Vintage Car Club spokesman and driver of a 1929 Chevrolet Roadster, Mark Gibson, said the club was really pleased to be able to drive on the expressway, as given the age and top speeds of many of their vehicles, it was probably their only opportunity to do so.

“It was a unique opportunity to use the road, and to be the first members of the public to drive on it,” he said. “A lot of our vehicles are too old for [it] and it was our one and only chance to even be on that road in those vehicles.” Gibson said the club was looking forward to the secondary roads in the district becoming less congested, making for easier motoring in the vintage and veteran vehicles when the club goes out on its monthly Sunday runs. ExpressDay organiser Cindy Bangs said her team was rapt with how the day went. “It was great to see how many people came out to see and support what we’re doing, just to see the eagerness — there were so many happy people,” she said. She said just over 21,000 people attended the celebrations. The expressway will be opened to regular traffic in the middle of the night sometime before the end of this month.







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TAKING the opportunity to snap a few photos of the queue of cars ready to roll down the new Mackays to Peka Peka expressway on Saturday. PHOTO: TANIA RAVENWOOD


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Feyen stated council would do no work north of Wharf Street until there had been full consultation with Foxton residents. In late January, Feyen was reported saying of the project, “I am looking forward to a comprehensive review this time involving HDC, local businesses and the general public”. At the public meeting last week he delivered a different message, saying he had been told the upgrade was going to happen “no matter what” up to Clyde St. Council’s Foxton Community Board representative, councillor Neville Gimblett, said there was nothing at the meeting last week to change his mind from his support for council’s upgrade plans. The plans show development work from February to June between Wharf St and Whyte St; and, September to November, from Whyte St to Clyde St.


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Never too young to enjoy story By DEBORAH MACDONALD, CHILDREN’S LIBRARIAN If there is one important thing that you can do to help your child be successful in school and in life, it is to encourage them to have a love of reading. So how to make your child a reader? It’s never too early to start! Many studies show students who love learning and do well in school were exposed to reading before pre-school. There are so many benefits in introducing children to books at a young age. Reading to your child helps you bond with them and it gives them a sense of intimacy and wellbeing. Books help your child to develop thinking skills early and to build listening skills and imagination. It is often difficult to know where to start and which books to choose that are appropriate to the age of your child. The libraries have a wonderful selection of books to suit all age groups — here are some general guidelines. Board books are just right for small babies. The format allows baby to begin handling books, exploring the book and turning the pages, while enjoying the

TOP 10 BOOKS New Adult Fiction The Trouble with Dukes by Grace Burrowes A Spiced Apple Winter by Emma Cane Shadow of the Storm by Connilyn Cossette Bryant & May: Strange Tide by Christopher Fowler Curtain of Death by W E B Griffin & William E Butterworth IV The Midwives of Raglan Road by Jenny Holmes Expecting to Die by Lisa Jackson The Seventh Plague by James Rollins The Sign of Fear by Robert Ryan Threads of Evidence by Lea Wait

different colours and textures. Picture books are suitable for a range of ages. Basic picture books contain few words and lots of pictures and suit toddlers and children up to about five years. ‘Sophisticated’ picture books contain more words and have a more advanced story line — ideal for slightly older children. Picture books are perfect for parents (or grandparents) to read to their children. Early Readers are a

transition from picture books to chapter books. At Libraries Horowhenua these are separated into three categories: Clown books (clown sticker on spine) are aimed at those just starting to read with large word fonts and pictures. Kermit books (frog sticker on spine) are slightly more advanced with smaller words, longer storyline and fewer pictures. Castle books (castle sticker) are aimed at slightly older readers with a lower reading level. From there it is on to chapter books for children up to about 12/13 years. So parents, help your child to achieve well in life by helping them develop a love of reading from an early age. If you need any help at all getting started just ask one of our librarians and they will be delighted to get you what you need. At Te Takere we offer a Baby Time Rock and Rhyme session for littlies. The programme consists of music, rhymes and action songs, as well as stories. These sessions are held every Tuesday at 10am (term time) and are aimed at infants from birth up to two to three years of age.

WHAT’S ON AT TE TAKERE Exhibitions Let’s face the music and dance: Maori contemporary art exhibition – February 6 - 28. Monday to Friday Volunteer Resource Centre: Talk to the Volunteer Resource Centre about becoming a volunteer. They can help you match your individual skills and interests with a large number of groups who need volunteers. 10am-noon. Family and local history: Call into the Heritage Room for help and advice on researching your family tree, 10am-3pm. Today – Wednesday Social crochet and coffee club: Jenny Goyne will teach you to crochet, or bring your own craft project along and join in the coffee and chat and meet new friends, 10.30am. Quiz night: 7pm. Levin Budget Advice Service: 7pm-9pm. Thursday Te Runanga o Raukawa Playgroup: 10am-11.30am. JP Service Centre Shannon Library: 2pm-3pm. Friday GeriARTrics Painting in the main space: 9am-3pm. Yoga: 10.30am-11.30am. Lunch time music: Myrna Michell, noon-1pm.

SeniorNet: Get help with your tablets, phones and laptops, 2pm4pm. Youth Cooking: Contact Youth Space, 3.45pm. Saturday Yoga: 10.30am -11.30am. Sunday Family Research Day at Foxton Library: 1pm-4pm. Minecraft Club: 1pm-2.30pm. Code Club: 2.30pm-4pm. Sunday Concert: Rodger Fox Quintet with Erna Ferry, 2pm3.30pm. Monday February 27 Minecraft Club: 3.30pm-5pm. Tuesday February 28 Young Parent Coffee Group: Contact Youth Space 10am. JP Service Centre: Kowhai Room, Te Takere, 11.30am-1.30pm. Guitar Club: Contact Youth Space 4pm-5pm. Wednesday March 1 Social crochet and coffee club: Jenny Goyne will teach you to crochet, or bring your own craft project along and join in the coffee and chat and meet new friends, 10.30am. Learn new skills Wednesday March 1 Stepping Up: Employment Readiness 10am-noon.




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Speldhurst population grows as estate celebrates one year available for purchase, ready to move into. Bishop’s sister and sales manager, Debra Bishop, said the final plans for the estate’s community centre were yet to be approved but they expected it to be completed by the end of the year. “It will be the hub of the village with an indoor heated swimming pool, spa room, fitness from, social lounge and kitchen, barbecue courtyard area for summer, outdoor bowls green, hobby room,


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People from as far north as Dannevirke and as far south as Miramar have moved to Levin’s Speldhurst Country Estate, which recently celebrated its first birthday. Property developer Wayne Bishop started building homes in February last year on the grounds of the former Kimberley Hospital in Levin and to date 21 new homes are occupied, with 10 houses

billiard table, games room, bar and TV room, and cafe restaurant,” she said. The estate show home is open Monday to Friday, 10am4pm.


DEBRA Bishop pictured at Speldhurst Country Estate in Levin. PHOTO: ASHLEIGH COLLIS


Prior and Palmer Located at 111 Cambridge Street, Prior and Palmer is just three minutes walk from the Post Office, ideal for customers who need to leave their vehicle for assessment. Customers can walk into town for coffee or shopping while it takes just 15 minutes to complete the assessment. Our workshop is a modern, well-equipped facility complete with our new inverter spot welder, two auto robot chassis straightening machines and measuring systems, mig steel welders, mig bronze welders and spot welders, hoist and lifting equipment, plus numerous other tools and equipment required to carry out repairs on any type of vehicle.

The workshop is also equipped with a spray and bake oven. Prior and Palmer is Horowhenua's only panel and paint business to have changed to the Glasurit environmentfriendly waterborne paint system, which can reproduce paint factory-genuine finish on completion of repairs. We have an up-to-date paint mixing and tint room along with a large preparation area used to prepare the vehicles, and our competent and experienced staff take pride in returning damaged vehicles to their pre-accident original condition. Prior and Palmer are approved collision repairers for all insurance companies.





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Hi I’m Linda the Manager at MilLife Rosewood Park. I very much enjoy working in this lovely Village and from what the residents tell me it’s a great place to live. The Village has a friendly community feel and culture and is situated in a peaceful park like setting. It’s a short walk into town and a great walking area with parks and dairy’s very handy to the Village. If you no longer drive our Village van makes regular trips to town and back so you can still enjoy an outing. The Village has regular weekly events you can attend if you wish along with interesting speakers and entertainers. You may also like to join our planned outings throughout the year. Our Community Room is a fantastic modern hub of the village. Happy Hour on Fridays is a great time to meet new people and there is always lots of laughter to be heard from the Community Room on that afternoon. It’s a great place for the residents to use and enjoy many things. When summer arrives, we hope to use our outdoor area a little more. Hopefully it remembers to come! Our next stage of the Village development has started and we are well underway with

building some great new Villas. I’m excited about the extension of our village and more new residents coming to enjoy what independent living at Rosewood Park can offer. If you are thinking about making the move into a retirement village with independent living and all the other things that we can offer to make your retirement what you want it to be then MiLife Rosewood Park is a very good choice. If you would like to have a look through the Village or to see the new Villa plans or discuss possible options for you, I would love to hear from you. Just give me a call for an appointment time. Have a fantastic 2017 Linda

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other entertainment venues • It's hard to hear in noisy environments, for example in a restaurant or in a car • You limit social activities due to poor hearing and communicating • Family, friends, or colleagues mention they often repeat themselves

The Hearing Company can report the good news that it’s even easier for people with a hearing loss in Levin to get help at their clinic. The centre provides people in Levin with a local service including full hearing tests, evaluations, hearing aid servicing and ongoing continuing support. Noel Mason their Audiological Director said “ this is a fantastic opportunity for the hard of hearing in Levin as it gives them choice, we are offering a full range of hearing services including the latest testing and fitting equipment” Hearing difficulties can start at any stage of our life time. It is not always noticeable that there may be a problem, but gradually you could be asking people to repeat what they have said, turning up the volume of the television or in background noise you could be struggling to hear or understand what is being said. Many people will wait and struggle on for an average of 7 years before seeking help for a hearing problem. It's time to book a hearing check if you are experiencing one or more of the following problems or symptoms. • People seem to be mumbling • You have to strain to hear when someone talks or

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SPELDHURST COUNTRY ESTATE LIFESTYLE VILLAGE From the site of an old hospital, a new power in the world of Lower North Island Retirement Villages is rising. Speldhurst Country Estate was officially opened by the Right Honourable John Key on Wednesday 23rd March 2016, and is 120 acres of future development, which lies 5 minutes south of Levin. It has a close connection to S.H. 1, contains a bounty of mature trees throughout the complex and has a view of the Tararua Ranges envied across the land. There are currently 20 occupied homes, with 10 under contract and another 25 in various stages of completion.



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The Show Home was first opened on Monday February 1st 2016. Current facilities include a Community Hall used by various community groups, a wonderfully restored Chapel and the beautifully restored Guy House building which is home to the Horowhenua Croquet Club but also available for our residents and community groups to enjoy. The soon-to-be-built Community Centre/Village Hub know as ‘The George’ will be open to the residents by the end of this year and will have features including a heated indoor swimming pool, spa room and fitness centre, games room, hobby room, social hall and a grand café/lounge space.


The support from the residents, local and wider community has been nothing short of phenomenal, with positive and encouraging feedback. Wayne Bishop’s vision for a 500+ unit retirement utopia is coming together at Speldhurst Country Estate. The park like grounds and beautiful surroundings makes this a wonderful place to retire to and enjoy all that the Village has and will have to offer in the near future.

Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm or by appointment

Debra Bishop is the sales manager and would love to welcome you to the Village and show you around this exciting new development in the region. Feel free to come and visit any time Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm when the Show Home is open for viewing or you can contact Debra on 027 367 8004 for an appointment at a time that suits you.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Car show a roaring success for Shannon By SADIE BECKMAN


The throb of engines filled the air in Shannon on Saturday, as all manner of prized and collectable vehicles rolled into town for the annual car show. With more than 500 vehicles pouring through the gates of Shannon Domain, the fundraising event was a roaring success this year according to organisers. The weather also played ball, after earlier concerns the event might have to be canned or downsized, with a beautiful clear day bringing car enthusiasts from far and wide, including Wellington, Hawke’s Bay and Manawatu. The event is the main annual fundraiser for Shannon Progressive Association, which funds a number of community projects and interests in the town. Association spokeswoman and event organiser Jeanette Campbell said the day was highly successful. “We were overwhelmed by the number and variety of vehicles,” she said. “It was just

THIS year’s Shannon Car Spectacular was one of the biggest to date, attracting more than 500 motors of all vintages, makes and models.

amazing — we had two to three thousand people.” Mrs Campbell said the event promoted other community

organisations who did their own fundraising on the day, including Shannon Fire Brigade, Play Centre and the

throughout the day. Sponsor Levin Super Cheap Auto donated generous raffle prizes and giveaways, and representatives also selected the show’s top cars, earning the owners gift packs and vouchers. Winners included a 1967 Mustang, a classic Volkswagon Kombi van and a 2014 Dodge Challenger among others, which showed the range and variety of vehicles in attendance, Mrs Campbell said. Shannon Progressive Association hopes to use some of the proceeds of the event to advance plans for a large waterwheel icon at the southern entrance to the town, as well as supporting other community projects.

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Autumn bulbs Yes, it will be autumn in a heartbeat so start hunting down your autumn bulbs at the garden centres. If you’re not quite ready to plant them you can store them in paper bags in the fridge.

Add new seedlings Prepare for autumn by pulling out any exhausted vegetables like courgettes with mildew, and put some new seedlings in.

C Get planting If you’re planting seeds, divide your garden bed into sections with wide planks. Write what you’ve planted with a marker pen on the planks — it’ll last until the seedlings some up and give you something to walk on.

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There are plenty of things to keep you busy in the vege and herb patch during February, including sowing seeds of a not so well known root vege. ABBAGE has so much more kitchen potential that coleslaw! Fill cabbage leaves with mince to make cabbage rolls, add finely shredded cabbage to mashed potato and use cabbage in Asian potstickers and gyozas. Yum! It’s time to grow your own cabbage so you have this versatile ingredient ready at your back door. Yates Cabbage ‘Sugarloaf’ is a conical shaped, sweet flavoured crisp and tender cabbage that matures quickly. It’s hardy and reliable, so is great for the home gardener.

Sow seeds around 6mm deep in trays of seed raising mix and transplant the seedlings out into a sunny spot in the garden when they’re large enough to handle (in around 4-6 weeks). Before transplanting the seedlings, enrich the soil with organic matter to encourage earthworms and beneficial soil micro-organisms into the vege patch.

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Then to promote lots of healthy green leaf growth, once the seedlings are established feed each week with liquid plant food. It’s rich in nitrogen to encourage lots of delicious cabbage leaves.

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There are three main pests that target cabbages. 1. Snails and slugs — Snails and slugs can devour young seedlings and also slime their way in amongst the leaves of the developing cabbage head. To prevent this happening, lightly scatter some snail and slug pellets around the plants, which will effectively attract and kill snails and slugs. 2. Caterpillars also like to munch through cabbages, particularly the caterpillars of the cabbage white butterfly. Yates® Success Ultra®, which is derived from naturally occurring soil bacteria, will control caterpillars on cabbages. Spray the cabbages every week, ensuring leaves are sprayed to the point of run off.

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Garlic chives are such a worthwhile herb to include in the vege patch. They’re perennial, providing an extended harvest of mild garliconion flavoured leaves as well as very pretty edible white flowers. Try growing them as an attractive border around vege beds or in amongst fruit trees. Garlic chives can be sown during February, direct where they are to grow. Seeds will take around 2-3 weeks to germinate (so be patient). You can start harvesting leaves after around two months. They’ll grow in either full sun or a partly shaded spot and also make a great container plant.


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It’s probably not worth it. Aka stink bugs or green vegetable bugs, these sucking insects attack many vegetables, only occasionally reaching plague proportions. You could try a Neem oil or pyrethrum spray, but most gardens can sustain a

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017



Sport in your community

Business House milestone By TANYA WOOD Business House Bowls is turning 25 tomorrow and to celebrate the popular community tournament, Levin Bowling Club has added an extra bowling week plus a buffet and birthday cake for the day. Convener Brian Cooper has been a stalwart of the bowls event, playing in the first game and taking over the organisation four years later. He said the popularity of the event exceeded their expectations, and had gone from strength to strength over the years. “It’s no mean feat and it’s still as popular as ever so it needs celebrating.” The first games in 1992, two-bowl triples played over six weeks with at least one non-bowler in the team, saw 32 teams sign up for the inaugural event. After eight years, each team had to include at least two non-bowlers and the playing season extended to eight weeks. In 2005, such was its popularity that it became a tournament for non-bowlers only, played over 10 weeks. The event has never failed to get its full quota of 32 teams.

Cooper said people play year after year and it could be hard for new teams to enter. “Within three weeks this year’s event was fully booked,” he said. Cooper said the secret of its success was the “fun” element. “Players are not taught hard and fast bowling rules, so it’s not boring. They have fun, win or lose, that’s the secret of it.” The Thursday evening matches, two games of six ends, also includes supper to buy at the Weraroa Rd club, plus lucky draws and raffles. The teams virtually VN170217bowls run the tournament themselves now with just BUSINESS House bowlers will celebrate 25 a little support from club years of community bowling tomorrow. volunteers, according to Cooper. Cooper said they couldn’t run the “Business House Bowls is really a event as well as they did without the support of sponsors, club volunteers misnomer now, it should be called the Levin Community Tournament.” and most importantly the players. Sponsor Cobb & Co has supported “I’m just the front man now, it’s all the event for about 20 years and Levin down to the community which keeps New World for close to 10 years. it going.”

BOWLS RESULTS Levin Bowling Club update: Levin bowlers were up to the mark with Diana McGill and Julie Stichbury, part of a Kapiti Rep team, that played and won the Hexagonal competition held at the

weekend in Palmerston North. The team beat four other provincial representative teams from the lower and central North Island. Levin Bowling Club also completed

club championship events recently with Dianne Short the singles women’s champion, Brian Sturzaker the novice champion and Jenny Watt the junior women’s champion.

GOLF RESULTS Buckley Golf Club: Sunday February 19: Rick Judd 42. Kevin Shields 40. Cb Joe Winiata. Bernie Wildbore 38. Cb Danny Waerea. David Trueman 37. Cb John Baird. John Mckenzie 35. Twos Bernie Wildbore no 14. Winner of the Buckley Hcp Cup Kevin Shields. Opening day salver tied: Team one - Danny Waerea, John Baird, Scott Purcell, Rick Judd. Team two - Joe Winiat, Bernie Wildbore, Kevin Shields, Ken Bayne. Both teams 151 points. Levin Golf Club: Tuesday mid-week men: Tony Gibson, Ray Harvey and Michael Lloyd 38 stableford points. John Sciascia 37. Robert Forth, Andrew Hauparoa and John Quayle 36. Ray Grout had the only two. Wednesday Women: Leanne Ward net 70. Carol Louisson, Cath Smith and Audrey Harrison net 72. Ann Davies and Nan Sterne 73. Twos Mary Keenan and Karina MacDonald. Thursday Nine Hole Mixed Net: Julia Daly 31. Jim Logan, Bill Bradley and Ann Barnao 34. Hugh Creasy, Paul Bargh and Joe Barnao 35. Early Starters: Peter Price net 65. Robert Corkill 66. Ralph Klaffke 68. Dale Futcher, David Pick, David Geange and Mike Tate 69. Twos Robert Forth and Jack Veltman. Late Starters: David Giddens and Ray Harvey 38 stableford points. David Louisson, John Sorensen, Bruce Smith and Klaas DeGraaff 37. Rod Batchelar and Klaas DeGraaff both had a two. Saturday Early Starters: Matthew Carson 44 stableford points. Marcus Anderson 43.

Richard Young 38. Wayne Askew and Tony Gibson 37. George Skeet 36. Women Monthly Medal: Margaret Hooper 68 net. Carol Louisson 73. Clare Sorensen and Mary Isherwood 75. Jo Jensen 76. Men’s Club Day: Rod Harrison 43 points. Geoff Pate 41. Philip Young 39. Alan Kearns, David Louisson, Ernie Leslie and Darrell Lardner 38. Fairway 14 Trust Monthly Medal: Matthew Carson net 64. Rod Harrison 65. Two’s Graeme Cliff, Alan Kearns, Ray Grout, Robert Ward and Rod Harrison. Entries are still being taken for the Men’s and Women’s Left Handers Tournament next weekend. One round each day. Phone the club to enter. Next Saturday is the qualifying for the Four Ball Best Ball match play. Disc draw at 11am. The Annual General Meeting is to be held at the clubhouse on Wednesday March 22. Foxton Golf Club: February 14: Paul Rauhihi 40, Mike McDowell 40, Jeremy Manks 39, Rob Chrystall 38, Murray Wan 37, Barry Graham 37, Bob Lamond 37, Colin Markwell 37. February 16: John Grant 40, Neil Gordon 40, Hank Leech 39, Paul Hansen 39, Murray Wan 38, Dean Davies 38, Garry Stratford 38, Colin Markwell 38. February 18: Mike Wilks 42, Tony hunt 40, Lance Knowles 38, Barry Peta 38, Murray Wan 37, Tony McGhie 37, Royce Symons 37. Twos Mike Wilks, Todd McGuigan.

CROQUET ROUNDUP Croquet Manawatu-Wanganui Golf Croquet Interclub Competition — Week 9 For the first time, since early in the season, Rose Gardens has been overtaken at the head of the table. Another good win by Feilding puts them level with Rose Gardens, but with a superior hoop count. These two clubs have only one match to play, the others have two. Levin are seven points behind, but have a match in hand, and the winner is likely to come from these three clubs. The other three are out of touch, with the competition coming to an end, although Marton has had a good season. The important match is likely to be the one between Feilding and Levin. To win the competition, Rose Gardens must have a

good win in their final match against Rangatira, and hope that the result in the the match between Feilding and Levin goes their way. Feilding 6, Wanganui 2. Results: Ken Dowling & David Harrison (F) bt Roger Law & Ann Owen (W) 7-3; Mike Bell & Bob Mabey (F) bt Colin Slaughter & Cherie Hawkins (W) 7-3; Dowling & Bell (F) bt Law & Slaughter (W) 7-3; Mabey & Harrison (F) bt Hawkins & Owen (W) 7-5; Law (W) bt Dowling (F) 5-4; Bell (F) bt Slaughter (W) 7-1; Hawkins (W) bt Mabey (F) 7-5; Harrison (F) bt Owen (W) 7-4. Levin 3, Rose Gardens 5. Results: Robin Scott & Chris Reay (RG) bt Bob Eyles & Noel Ennis (L) 7-6; Wally Richards & Jean Reid (L) bt Kay Oldfield & Terry Klein (RG) 7-4; Scott &

Oldfield (RG) bt Eyles & Richards (L) 7-6; Klein (RG) bt Reid (L) 7-5; Reay (RG) bt Ennis (L) 7-3; Eyles (L) bt Scott (RG) 7-5; Richards (L) bt Oldfield (RG) 7-5; Klein & Reay (RG) bt Reid & Ennis (L) 7-5. Points to date: Feilding 42 (+61), Rose Gardens 42 (+24), Levin 35, Marton 32, Whanganui 27, Rangatira 22. Feilding and Rose Gardens have played nine rounds, the others eight. Croquet Manawatu-Wanganui The Griffiths Trophy Contested at Feilding by six players from three clubs in very humid weather. With one-hour, association croquet games and the result based on total hoops scored for the day, Graham Raynel of Rangatira won the impressive trophy, with Ken Dowling of Feilding, the runner-up.

Results: Graham Raynel (Rangatira) 42, Ken Dowling (Feilding) 39, Nicholas Flood (Rose Gardens) 35, Lynda Thompson (Marton) 25, Margaret Tait (Levin) 22, Rosemary Eyres (Levin) 15. Croquet New Zealand The New Zealand Men’s and Women’s Championships at Dannevirke Days 1 & 2 — Mixed Doubles Winners: Steve Jones (ManawatuWanganui) & Alison Robinson (Wellington). Runners-up: John Christie (Thames Valley) & Pam Fisher (WaikatoKing Country). Results: Jones & Robinson bt S&C.Clarke 18-14, Christie & Fisher 26-10, Skinley & Mayard-Husson 17-13, T&C.Price 26-6, Morrow & McGlen 20-15; Christie & Fisher bt Prince & McLay 16-14, Morrow & McGlen 26-20,

Skinley & Mayard-Husson 17-16, Wright & Johnstone 26-18; Paul Skinley & Nina Mayard-Husson (Wellington) bt Wright & Johnstone 26-8, Morrow & McGlenn 26-22, Prince & McLay 26TP(S)-10, S&C.Clarke 23-17; John Prince & Liz McLay (Manawatu-Wanganui) bt Filbee & Grant 24-10, T&C.Price 26-9, Jones & Robinson 18-14; Nelson Morrow (Auckland) & Beatrice McGlen (UK) bt Filbee & Grant 24-19, T.&C.Price 26-13; Steve & Cindy Clarke (Bay of Plenty) bt Wright & Johnstone 23-12, Christie & Fisher 18-16; Peter Filbee (South Taranaki) & Kathie Grant (Auckland) bt S&C.Clarke 20-19, T&C.Price 26-12; Terry & Carissa Price (Wairarapa) bt Wright & Johnstone 13-9, Michael Wright (Wellington) & Bonnie Johnstone (South Taranaki) bt Filbee & Grant 26-16.

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HIS IS THE SEQUEL to the bestselling Orphan X, he being one of a group of highly trained operatives, assassins basically, who carry out unofficial assignments for the US government but without its sanction or even, the president apart, knowledge. However, the increasing sophistication of drones has made the organisation largely superfluous, and Orphan X (Evan Smoak in real life) embarks on a mission of saving people, young ones in particular, who are in terrible trouble and cannot get help anywhere else. However, he has to operate, and indeed live, in absolute



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TULLOCH, Joyce Kathleen. (nee Espiner) At Levin on February, 18, 2017, in her 92nd year. Loved wife of the late Bruce, mother and mother-in-law of Graeme (GT) and Jill. Many thanks to Sonya and all staff at Madison Lifecare for their support and care. A private funeral has been held. Messages to 284 Oxford Street, Levin.

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At its meeting on 1 February 2017, the Horowhenua District Council resolved to publicly consult on this draft Policy using the Special Consultative Procedure as laid down in the Local Government Act 2002. 1. Proposal Council proposes to introduce a Local Alcohol Policy to apply throughout the Horowhenua District. This Policy will set rules around the sale, supply, and consumption of alcohol within the District. 2. Submissions The Statement of Proposal and Submission Forms are available online at LAP, as well as at Council’s customer service centres at 126 Oxford Street and Te Takere in Levin, and at the Foxton and Shannon community libraries. Copies may also be obtained by phoning Council on 06 366 0999 or emailing

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Ohakea Air Show Saturday 25 February 2017 The Royal New Zealand Air Force is holding a thrilling military Air Tattoo at RNZAF Base Ohakea. Of course, the RNZAF aircraft will be showing what they can do and the Black Falcons aerobatics team will be putting on an amazing display. Cost of Coach and Ticket $70 Martinborough Fair Sat - Feb 4th - March 4th 2017 Make up your own group or just bring yourself. A trip to the Martinborough Fair. This fantastic day out offers 450 market stalls, crafts, food, music and entertainment. Cost of Coach Levin /Otaki $55, Waikanae/ Paraparaumu/Plimmerton, $40 Newtown Festival 2017 Sunday 5 March 2017 Enjoy the smorgasbord of 8 music stages, fairground fun, stalls and international food on the menu in Wellington’s festive suburb. Cost of Trip includes Coach Levin Otaki $60, Waikanae/Paraparaumu $40 8 Day Tour 11th to 18th March Paraparaumu - Matamata – Auckland - Rotorua – Napier Matamata 1 Night (Hobbition Film Set Tour) Auckland (2 nights) Waiheke (Lunch, Devonport) (Cruise up the river to Riverhead Restaurant for Lunch) Rotorua 2 nights (Breakfast on the Lake) Napier 2 nights(Art Deco) Scenic Drives, many other Attractions Scenic Drives many other Attractions Book your interest now Cost of Tour $1695 Deposit $695 Foxton Easter Sunday Fair Easter Sunday 16 April 2017 Along with our usual 200 + stalls offering quality goods of all descriptions, there will be a variety of food and beverage vendors along with static displays, wheel spin raffles and plenty of entertainment for all, especially the children. Cost of Trips Sat - Feb 4th - March 4th 2017 take out Feb 4 Cost $40 Waikanae, Paraparaumu Cost $50 Waikanae, Paraparaumu Feilding Indoor Craft Market Saturday 10 June 2017 One of the largest and longest indoor craft markets in New Zealand. Thousand of crafts on sale. Café on site - Free entry. Cost of Trip includes Coach, afternoon Tea & Entry Paraparaumu Beach, Waikanae $45, Otaki, Levin, Foxton $45 Daffodil Day Carterton Sunday 10th September 2017 The town of Carterton in the Wellington region is the daffodil capital of New Zealand, and each year locals and visitors come to pick armloads of daffodils and to check out the craft and produce stalls during the Carterton Daffodil Carnival Wander around more than 150 craft and produce stalls Make up your own group or just bring yourself An annual trip and enjoyable day for all, traveling, sight seeing and exploring the Wairarapa Region. TOAST MARTINBOROUGH 2017 20th November 2017 Food & Wine Festival Coaches Levin, Otaki, Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Wellington To Toast Martinborough & Return Music - Wine - Entertainment Levin, Otaki $80 Waikanae, Paraparaumu Beach $50 Wellington $40 Cost includes Coach only Club or Group Discounts for full Coaches Arrange your own ticket at Ticketek

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Cody takes 13 pt lead over Aussie rival By ANDY McGECHAN When the engines were finally shut off on Sunday afternoon, the 2017 New Zealand Motocross Championships had reached the halfway stage. Action started late in the day after organisers waited for ‘Mother Nature’ to show her hand, but the drenched track on the outskirts of Rotorua was spared further downpours and the racing went ahead, much to the delight of the large crowd that had shown up to witness this second round of four in the Mazda and DRD magazine-sponsored series. The faith and dedication shown by the fans was well rewarded, with a brilliant day of racing on show as the points in all three championship classes were given a big shake-up. Mount Maunganui’s defending MX1 class champion Cody Cooper finished 2-2-1 in his three outings and this was enough for him to extend from five points to 13 the lead he had established at round one near Timaru a fortnight earlier. His nearest challenger, Australian visitor Dean Ferris, had a frustrating day at Rotorua, dropping his bike several times during the course of the day, costing him valuable places in the process, as he posted a 1-5-3 score-card. Ferris remains in second spot, but he now has fellow Australian Todd Waters hot on his tail, albeit another 11 points further back. “It was a good day for me,” Cooper agreed. “But I left the track with a bigger lead than I had at the start of the day and that’s great. I’m riding within my comfort zone and feel that, if Dean (Ferris) steps it up, I can still go harder.” Mount Maunganui’s Rhys Carter had been third in the standings after round one, but he managed only sixth overall for the day on Sunday and has slipped back to fourth in the championship standings. In the MX2 (250cc) class, Takaka-raised but Takapuna-based defending champion Hamish Harwood again won the day, also


KARAKA’S Kurtis Lilly (Husqvarna), who won the day in the 125cc class on Sunday. PHOTO: ANDY MCGECHAN, BIKESPORTNZ.COM

extending his championship lead. Christchurch’s Dylan Walsh was also guilty of dropping his bike a few times too many, but he is still the closest to challenging Harwood’s position at the top. Walsh began the day 11 points adrift of Harwood, but ended it with a 20-point deficit. Unfortunately for Reporoa’s Hadleigh Knight, he injured his arm in a crash and

was forced to withdraw after race one, his absence then causing him to drop from third to sixth in the standings. Taking advantage were Waitakere’s Ethan Martens, Australian Kaleb Barham and Te Puke’s Logan Blackburn, who respectively ended the day third, fourth and fifth overall in the championship chase. In the 125cc class, it was the moment for Karaka’s Kurtis Lilly to shine.

Trailing Taihape’s Hayden Smith by just three points at the start of the day, Lilly turned in three solid rides, posting a 1-1-2 score-card and rocketing up to take a share of the championship lead. Nelson’s Hayden Wilkinson remains third overall in the 125cc class after the Rotorua event, but he is now a massive 41 points behind the two co-leaders. “Finally I’m here at the top,” said an overjoyed Lilly afterwards. “This is the realisation of all I’ve been striving for. I have had a fantastic team of people behind me and I could not have done it without their support,” he said. “I was off the bike, recovering from injury, for seven months before the nationals started, but I’m obviously 100 percent fit again now.” The big mover in this class was Te Puke’s Jordan Milsom, who zoomed up from sixth overall after round one to now be in fourth position. The series next heads to Palmerston North for round three on March 12, with the fourth and final round set for Taupo on March 25. Standings: Leading overall standings after the second round of four in this season’s New Zealand Motocross Championships at Rotorua on Sunday: MX1 class: 1. Cody Cooper (Mount Maunganui, Honda) 139 points; 2. Dean Ferris (Australia, Yamaha) 126; 3. Todd Waters (Australia, Honda) 115; 4. Rhys Carter (Mount Maunganui, Kawasaki) 108; 5. Luke Styke (Australia, KTM) 108. MX2 class: 1. Hamish Harwood (Takapuna, KTM) 142 points; 2. Dylan Walsh (Christchurch, Yamaha) 122; 3. Ethan Martens (Waitakere, Yamaha) 106; 4. Kaleb Barham (Australia, Husqvarna) 97; 5. Logan Blackburn (Te Puke, KTM) 89. 125cc class: 1= Hayden Smith (Taihape, KTM) and Kurtis Lilly (Karaka, Husqvarna) 141 points; 3. Hayden Wilkinson (Nelson, Yamaha) 100; 4. Jordan Milsom (Te Puke, Husqvarna) 90; 5. Dan Bell (Levin, KTM) 87.

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