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Friday 20th April 2018


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Bold new plan for centre By SADIE BECKMAN Levin’s town centre could look drastically different within a decade, as the district’s council moves to consult on a bold new plan to give it a major facelift. Horowhenua District Council’s draft town centre strategy Transforming Taitoko/ Levin has just been released, and reveals an entirely new spatial aspect for the town centre, including removing emphasis on the north-south orientation that currently exists along SH1. It also proposes what district mayor Michael Feyen has called “some really big ideas” including a ring road around the town centre, making Queen St into a ‘green street,’ creating a transportation hub and changing the focus of the area. Many of the properties along Oxford St, the existing main road through Levin, have been identified as priority earthquake-prone buildings, meaning their owners have seven and a half years to carry out safety improvements or demolish them. This alone will change the character of the area considerably, and now is the right time to address the future of the town centre, the council says. The proposal identifies the current problems with the town centre being that it sprawls to the north and south, spreading activity and investment out too far and its “anchors” are too far apart and not well connected. Anchors are main commercial or public sites, including Te Takeretanga o


IMAGE showing potential for Levin’s Queen St to become a ‘green street; (with cycle lanes and street trees) that links the hills to Lake Horowhenua via the town centre. LVN200418towncentre3

A map showing potential changes to Levin’s town centre. (Expressway route indicative only.)

Kura-hau-po, Focal Point cinema, Levin Aquatic Centre, the Farmers building and New World supermarket. Oxford St is also “compromised” by heavy traffic, shaded on the west side and is a long street with no “diversity of experience”, the draft plan says.

It will also likely be bypassed by the state highway network in the future, has limited public transport options and has a lack of quality offerings in terms of retail, food and beverage, the council says. Council says large houses on large sections around the town centre will become less common as the need for more efficient land use and greater diversity in


IMAGE showing potential for improved pedestrian comfort, comfortable places to relax and the introduction of vegetation to Levin town centre. living choice drives change. Mr Feyen said the proposal was not just about growth and the bypass. “It is also about making our downtown area safer for pedestrians, providing more outdoor areas for people to relax in, managing the burden of earthquake-prone buildings on small retailers and making it easier for everyone to get around,” he said. The draft strategy is being championed by the mayor and two Levin ward councillors who run businesses in Levin — Bernie Wanden and Victoria Kaye-Simmons. Council strategic planner Lauren Baddock said the draft plan was categorised into six big considerations, which were activating and diversifying the town centre, changing the focus

from north-south to east-west, earthquake-prone buildings, the proposed expressway, transportation options and town centre identity. She said the council needs to hear residents’ thoughts on the town they want to live, work, shop, dine and play in. Public consultation on the draft plan starts on April 26 and runs until 4pm on May 25. It follows on from initial consultation on the town centre carried out in 2016. A pop-up centre about the proposal will be set up in a shipping container in the carpark of Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-po which the public are invited to visit. The consultation document can be found on the council’s website, in service centres and at libraries.


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Racecourse tote building to recycle art By ASHLEIGH COLLIS The old tote building at Foxton’s racecourse will be repurposed into a creative hub for art recyclers. The art hub has been operating out of Square Edge Community Arts Building in Palmerston North for 26 years. A passion for combating the growing effect of disposable plastic on the environment has led Foxton’s Amba Wright to spearhead the relocation. Ms Wright had been volunteering at the centre when she heard it was closing and seized the opportunity to keep it going. She said that by establishing a Trust and moving the Centre to Foxton, she hoped to challenge society’s disposable mentality. “My vision is for it to be a place where creative souls can forage, an interactive art hub that helps minimise waste and brings about awareness for positive practices,” she said. “We plan to extend what the Art Recycling Centre offered, to include restoring furniture, offering classes and workshops in creative upcycling, promoting the arts in Horowhenua and educating sustainable living practices,” she said. The Trust has 13 trustees and five volunteers but will need all the help it can muster as the Trust has a lot of work ahead of it. “I’m overwhelmed with the level of interest, excitement and support I have received already for this community project,” she said. The old tote building at


AMBA Wright’s vision for creating an art recycling hub in Foxton has caught on, and now her dream is becoming a reality. PHOTO: ASHLEIGH COLLIS

Foxton’s racecourse stood out as the perfect location. “It offers generous space, a tranquil environment, great natural light and a huge amount of charm,” she said. Much like the restoration activities it would house, the old tote building is in a state of disrepair. “I feel the Foxton racecourse is a significant part of Foxton’s

heritage. It needs restoration.” The Trust’s hurdle currently is replacing the roof. “We are actively sourcing funds to get this job done so the building is watertight. This will save the building from eventually being demolished,” she said. The Trust is inviting anyone passionate about preserving the environment to get involved

with the restoration of the tote building. An initiative has been set up to replace the broken windows along one side of the building. The Trust is inviting community members to sponsor a window, which would be replaced with a horse-themed leadlight artwork with the sponsor’s name on a plaque beneath.

Ms Wright is applying for grants. It plans to hold a garage sale fundraiser and welcomes donations of goods. People can arrange for donations to be picked up and sponsorship by phoning 027 600 8638. To keep up to date with the project, follow The Recycling Centre on Facebook.

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Flynn lined up for US baseball series 11-year-old pitcher’s hard work pays off with selection for competition


FLYNN Warren has been selected for the 2018 New Zealand Ripken U13 All Star team, becoming the first player from Levin Hustle Baseball Club to gain national selection. PHOTOS: ASHLEIGH COLLIS

FLYNN Warren in the Hutt Valley Hornets uniform.

Flynn is the first player in the club to be selected for the NZ Ripken All-Stars team; a great feat for a young player only in his second full year playing. “The club established last year and in the space of two seasons has grown from one team with 13 registered players, to a club that has its development league with four teams, a travel team that plays in a U13 Wellington competition and has over 40 registered players,” he said. “Baseball is the fastest growing summer sport in NZ and holds a lot of sporting and educational opportunities for young people. New Zealand is on the verge of a team accepted into the

Australian Baseball League. “This means that we’ll have a local professional team to follow and aspire to, much like the Warriors do for rugby league, Breakers for basketball and Phoenix for football; this will be a huge game changer for our sport,” he said. Mr Warren said he hopes that Flynn’s success on the baseball field will transfer into more local athletes becoming interested in baseball. “This is a great sport to be involved in, where locally, we focus on engaging with families, and ensuring the kids have fun and develop great skills on and off the baseball diamond.”

By ASHLEIGH COLLIS Dedication has paid off for an 11-year-old baseball pitcher from Levin. Flynn Warren has been selected to represent New Zealand at the 2018 Cal Ripken World Series in the United States, a step closer to his life goal of playing in the major leagues. Flynn has practised two hours every day to perfect his pitching in the lead up to the qualifying tournament. Flynn was so focused on his goals that his mum, Jenny Warren, said she has had to remind him that he is only young and to enjoy himself. On Monday last week, Baseball New Zealand National Selection Panel announced the lucky players. Mrs Warren went straight to Flynn’s school to tell him the great news. Flynn said at first he thought she was joking, but then she showed him the email on her phone. Flynn was so excited that he went straight to find his brother/ training partner, to share the great news. It’s the fifth time a New Zealand AllStar team will attend this prestigious tournament in Branson, Missouri. Flynn tried out at the United Airlines U13 Ripken National Championship and

trials in Auckland where he made the tournament team and had the opportunity to have one-on-one time with the selector. Flynn’s team, the Hutt Valley Hornets, won the national title. This latest achievement is another step towards his future goal of getting accepted for a baseball scholarship in the US and playing in the major leagues. It’s not the first time the youngster has been selected to represent New Zealand. Last year he was selected to attend the World Children’s Baseball Fair in Yokohama, Japan. Flynn has been swinging a bat since he was a year old after getting his first T-ball set and a baseball glove. Although Flynn has played softball for most of his young life, his interest in baseball ignited after watching a live baseball match in Los Angeles during a family trip to the States. Now with his eyes set on his next visit to the ‘land of opportunity’, he hopes to visit some of the national baseball stadiums where he plans to one day play. Flynn and the team will travel at the end of July for the Ripken World Series which runs from August 3-10. Levin Hustle Baseball Club president and Flynn’s dad, Hendrix Warren, said

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Developments expand college By ASHLEIGH COLLIS The demolition of a surplus gymnasium and storage buildings at Horowhenua College is a sad but exciting development for the school. College Principal Grant Congdon said the 45-year-old building holds years of memories, but its demolition will make way for upgrades across the school and better facilities for students overall. “There is a sense of sadness in this for the community because of the history involved with that building, and we are aware that people look fondly at the memories they experienced in it,” he said. “It has been a useful building but the exciting part of its demolition is it’s enabling us to upgrade facilities and do work across the college that we would not be able to do otherwise,” he said. “Two gymnasiums for a school of 600 students is above code for the Ministry of Education. “But it’s more than that. Strategically we want to direct our curriculum, and although physical education and health are essential, so are science, technology, engineering, arts and maths. “The gym required a vast amount of upkeep,” Mr Congdon said. “Our finance has to be strategically directed to achieve our goals.”

The Ministry provides money for upkeep, but it was all spent on maintaining the older buildings. With focused funds, at the end of two years of work will mean an upgraded Arts facility, Service Academy, a new Careers space, a modern facility for Social Sciences, updates to an area catering for English, languages and mathematics, new toilets and a new space for international students. Mr Congdon said rationalising the demolition means the school can grow in other areas. “Our finance has to be strategically directed to achieve our goals. Demolishing this building is enabling us to focus our funds on more upgrades.It is a big picture decision,” Mr Congdon said. LVN170418acalaska

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HOROWHENUA College gym built in 1973 is being demolished. PHOTO: ASHLEIGH COLLIS


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Well-prepared pair use beacon to be rescued by police Two trampers who got into difficulties in the Tararua ranges on Saturday evening had to spend four more nights in the bush before being able to be airlifted out on Wednesday morning. The pair, who Police said were wellprepared, activated a personal locator beacon on Saturday after struggling in adverse weather conditions, however, only a general location could be established by authorities. Around 9pm on Monday night, a NZ Defence Force helicopter managed severe turbulence and low cloud to transport three Police-led Search and Rescue teams into the area, who located the trampers by 1.30am Tuesday morning, thanks to their beacon. Senior Constable Fiona Read of Police Search and Rescue said the pair were cold and exhausted when the SAR team and a rescue dog found them and helped them to the nearest shelter at Dundas Hut, where they were medically assessed and given food and dry clothing. Continuing bad weather hampered efforts to get the men out of the ranges until just after first light on Wednesday morning, when a rescue helicopter had a small window of opportunity to pick them up due to a break in the poor weather. Eleven Search and Rescue personal including Police staff and volunteers and eight Incident Management Team members were involved in the search. “They are safe and well and uninjured, thanks initially to their personal locator beacon,” Senior Constable Read said.

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TRADITIONAL Dutch games are a big part of any Dutch Day Out. The Foxton Molen’s Big Dutch Day Out is a celebration of its 15th birthday (officially opened April 2003), plus the coronation and the birthday (27 April) of the Dutch King, and of course, everything Dutch. It’s a family community day that we hold each year and all proceeds of the day go toward the maintenance and upkeep of de Molen. We will have our food tent offering Dutch favourites. Traditional Dutch games will be set up and ready to play free for both kids and adults. There is free face painting and a magic show for the kids. Take a tour of the upper levels of de Molen and

learn about our full scale operational stone flour mill. Buy your favourite Dutch goodies including drop, croquettes and yummy imported Dutch cheeses and more from The Dutch Market situated on the ground floor inside de Molen. Enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat from one of our cafes, The Dutch Oven or Millside Cafe. There will be prizes for the best orange-dressed adult and child. Judging will take place at 1pm in front of the windmill. We have invited local schools and early childcare to participate in the kids’ drawing competition. The theme is to create a poster

advertising Foxton as a tourist destination, including de Molen. The winning entries are on display on The Big Dutch Day Out in the foyer of Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom. The Dutch street organ will be with us again this year, weather permitting. Come along and listen to some old Dutch favourites while enjoying the festivities. With the completion of Te Awahou Riverside Cultural Park, there’s even more to do: visit Oranjehof Dutch Connection Centre and discover your Dutch connections exploring this awesome Dutch museum and the Tasman Exhibition Welcome Aboard (open to public from

12.30pm onwards), or browse Piriharakeke Generation Inspiration Centre and be inspired by unique insights into the lives of Maori in Aotearoa NZ. A Dutch Choir will perform outside Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom by the windmill at 10.30am followed by a speech from Dutch Ambassador Rob Zaagman at 11am. Try your hand at Maori arts and crafts in Whare Manaaki and learn about Foxton’s history at The Flax Stripper Museum — there’s no other like it in the world. This is going to be a fantastic day for the whole family. Don’t forget to bring Oma and Opa too!

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Tasman show at museum Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, home to Oranjehof, the national Dutch museum in Foxton, is to host an impressive international travelling exhibition, Welcome Aboard, which explains the journey Dutch explorer Abel Tasman and his 110 men undertook in 1642 to become the first Europeans to reach New Zealand. Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom also has a one-off seminar on Saturday 28 April at 1.30pm, the day the exhibition opens. Dutch Ambassador Zaagman will discuss the voyage with four well-known Abel Tasman experts — David Horry, Abel Tasman scholar and author, Rudiger Mack, antiquarian bookseller and researcher, Patricia Wallace, Adjunct Fellow of the University of Canterbury and Te Kenehi Teira, descendent of the iwi which first encountered Tasman. David Horry provides insights about events in Golden Bay, where he lives. Rudiger Mack offers information on Tasman from international archives. Patricia Wallace brings in the Māori perspective, looking at clothing Tūmatakōkiri wore, and Te Kenehi Teira explains local hapū connections with iwi in Golden Bay around 1642. Entry to both exhibition and seminar is free, with bookings required for the seminar. To attend the seminar contact exhibition organiser Agnes Maat at or call Awhina Tamarapa, Principal Advisor — Culture and Exhibitions, on 0275741617. The exhibition runs until Sunday 22 July.

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An intense whodunnit at Little Theatre By TANYA WOOD A man sits alone in a room reading a file. A younger man enters nervously. When the older of the two men, Arthur (Mike Pyefinch) asks Liam (Taylor Salton) “You like puzzles…?” so begins an interrogation like no other. As the cat and mouse game unfolds, the audience is caught up in the intrigue as Liam struggles to figure out where he is, why he’s there and why all the seemingly unrelated questions as Arthur mercilessly pursues the answers during an interrogation that boils over into violence. And just who is Arthur? Is he a policeman, a lawyer or someone more sinister? As the tables turn, he starts to reveal details of his past until understanding finally dawns for Liam. Levin Little Theatre has created an intimate setting for An Unseasonable Fall of Snow. The main seating area is shut off as the audience is ushered through to the stage and seated around the two main protagonists creating an almost voyeuristic view of the intensity of interaction and palpable tension that builds. Pyefinch is chilling in his role as interrogator as he veers from reasonable and ridicule to ruthlessness and at times downright creepiness, as he tries to psychologically torture and cajole Liam into confessing


AN unseasonable fall of snow is being performed at Levin's Little Theatre this month.

to a murder that may or may not have happened. Salton as the naı̈ve, diffident youth who becomes more confused and inarticulate with one-word answers and inability to explain himself, is totally believable as he is slowly forced

to face his internal demons and subsequent emotions that erupt. With such a small but talented cast, including Tony (Colin Finlayson) who makes a brief but integral debut at the end of the play, director Mark

Peni has been true to playwright Gary Henderson’s themes of truth and consequences of our actions. Definitely worth seeing if you like a ‘whodunnit’. An Unseasonable Fall of Snow runs until April 28.

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HE Anzac Day ceremony of April 25 is rich in tradition and ritual. It is a form of military funeral and follows a particular pattern. The day’s ceremonies have two major parts: one at dawn and another, more public event, later in the morning.

THE DAWN SERVICE Atypical commemoration begins with a march by returned service personnel before dawn to the local war memorial. Military personnel and returned servicemen and women form up about the memorial, joined by other members of the community. Pride of place goes to war veterans. A short service follows with a prayer, hymns (including Kipling’s Recessional or Lest we forget) and a dedication that concludes with the fourth verse of Laurence Binyon’s For the Fallen: They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning.



The Last Post is then played, and this is followed by a minute’s silence and the reveille. A brief address follows, after which the hymn Recessional is sung. The service concludes with a prayer and the singing of the national anthem.

THE ANZAC PARADE Another ceremony takes place later on the morning of April 25. Returned service personnel wear their medals and march behind banners and standards. The veterans are joined by other community groups, including members of the armed forces, the Red Cross, cadets and veterans of other countries’ forces. The march proceeds to the local war memorial. Another service takes place there, and various organisations and members of the public lay wreaths. This service is a more public commemoration than the dawn service. It is less intimate and less emotional. The speech, usually by a dignitary, serviceman

ICONIC: Dawn parades, displays of nationalism, the Last Post and honouring the veterans who defended New Zealand’s way of life are all an iconic part of Anzac Day celebrations.

or returned serviceman or woman, can stress nationhood and remembrance. After these services many of the veterans retire to the local Returned and Services’

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NZAC Day, as we know it, began to take shape almost as soon as news reached New Zealand of the landing of soldiers on the Gallipoli Peninsula on April 25. Within a few years core elements of the day were set and the Anzac story and sacredness of the commemoration enshrined. The first public recognition of the landings at Gallipoli occurred on April 30, 1915, after news of the dramatic event had reached New Zealand. A half-day holiday was declared for government offices, flags were flown, and patriotic meetings were held. People eagerly read descriptions of the landings and casualty lists – even if the latter made for grim news. Newspapers gushed about the heroism of the New Zealand soldiers. From the outset, public perceptions of the landings evoked national



pride. The eventual failure of the Gallipoli operation enhanced its sanctity for many; there may have been no military victory, but there was victory of the spirit as New Zealand soldiers showed courage in the face of adversity and sacrifice. New Zealanders soon demanded some form of remembrance on the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. This became both a means of rallying support for the war effort and a public expression of grief – for no bodies were brought home. On April 5, 1916 a

half-day holiday for April 25 was gazett-ed, and church services and recruiting meetings were proposed. Returned servicemen wanted something else: ‘The boys don’t want to be split up among 20 or 30 different churches on Anzac Day, and it is certain they don’t want to go to a meeting to hear people who haven’t been there [to war] spout and pass resolutions’. Instead, returned servicemen preferred a public service conducted by an army chaplain. Returned servicemen soon claimed ownership of the day’s ceremonies.

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These included processions of returned and serving personnel, followed by church services and public meetings at town halls. Large crowds attended the first commemorations in 1916. There were 2000 at the service in Rotorua, and in London there was a procession of 2000 Australian and New Zealand troops and a service at Westminster Abbey. The New Zealand Returned Soldiers’ (later Services’) Association, in co-operation with local authorities, took a key role in the ceremony, organising processions of servicemen, church services and public meetings. The ceremony was gradually standardised after the war. Source:, the NZHistory website of Manatū Taonga.


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PEACE NOT WAR A NZAC Day took on a new meaning in a time of peace. Most New Zealanders saw it as a time to express sorrow, not to glorify war. It became a sacred day, but one that was secular in tone and less like a mournful funeral.


and prohibited race meetings, but this did not meet RSA demands for the day to be ‘Sundayised’. In 1922 the government backed down, and April 25 became a full public holiday as if it were a Sunday.

TRIBUTES: Above, Members of the public pin poppies on to crosses at the Cenotaph at the War Memorial for the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing; left, a group of backpackers from New Zealand look at the view during a visit to The Nek, a narrow stretch of ridge in the Anzac battlefield on the Gallipoli Peninsula. PHOTOS: GETTY IMAGES


The features of Anzac Day evolved during the 1920s and The status of Anzac Day was not 1930s. Public war memorials clear until the early 1920s. Peace erected in the 1920s took the was celebrated from July 19 to 21, place of town halls or churches in 1919, but there was no official day the ceremony. In the process, the of commemoration for the war. ceremony itself became less overtly The government was prepared to religious. There were occasional move St George’s Day to April 25 protests from churches, but it was and declare that day to be a RSA leaders, servicemen and local government holiday. There was little support for this. Government politicians who increasingly made the speeches. holidays tended to be religious Gradually the service became observances or patriotic occasions, less like a mournful funeral. The and Dominion Day, the selflaying of wreaths became more styled national day, possessed no central to the ceremony, and emotional appeal. there were fewer speeches and Anzac Day had strong public hymns. Uniformed members of the appeal. In 1920 the government armed forces became accepted as responded to Returned Services’ participants in the march Association (RSA) lobbying for and service. April 25 to be declared a holiday; New Zealand’s Anzac Day services the first was marked in 1921. began to include new features Legislation making the day a holiday also closed hotels and banks taken, appropriately, from the

Anzac partner. The dawn parade, commemorating both the time of the initial landings at Gallipoli and the routine dawn stand-to in the trenches, was an Australian idea. It was widely adopted in New Zealand from 1939 (although some centres, such as Whanganui, had included dawn parades in their commemorations for several years before this). The cold and darkness breaking into sunrise added to the symbolism of the occasion. Common themes in the speeches were nationhood, national and imperial loyalty, sacrifice and peace.

During the Depression, Anzac Day speeches mentioned the ideals of unity and selflessness. As the international situation deteriorated in the 1930s, Anzac Day speeches focused on the need for defence preparations and the importance of not forgetting past lessons. The number of marchers grew as returned servicemen became more interested in commemorating their war experiences. Source:, the NZHistory website of Manatū Taonga.

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NZAC Day occurs on April 25. It commemorates all New Zealanders killed in war and also honours returned servicemen and women. The date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers –the Anzacs–on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. The aim was to capture the Dardanelles, the gateway to the Bosphorus and the Black Sea. At the end of the campaign, Gallipoli was still held by its Turkish defenders. Thousands lost their lives in the Gallipoli campaign: 87,000 Turks, 44,000 men from France and the British Empire, including 8500 Australians. To this day, Australia also marks the events of April 25. Among the dead were 2779 New Zealanders, about a sixth of those who served on Gallipoli. It may have led to a military defeat, but for many New Zealanders then and since, the Gallipoli landings meant the


it as their telegraph code word. The Anzacs first saw action at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915. The small cove where the Australian and New Zealand troops landed was quickly dubbed Anzac Cove. Soon the word was being used to describe all Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

CULTURAL IMPACT: From sports matches to biscuits, Anzac is a firm part of the Kiwi tradition.


There were two Anzac corps on the Western Front from 1916, PHOTOS: with the New Zealand Division GETTY IMAGES beginning of something else–a but it also has a specific meaning. serving initially in I Australian and New Zealand Army Corps feeling that New Zealand had Anzac is the acronym for and then, from July 1916 until a role as a distinct nation, even Australian and New Zealand January 1918, in II Australian and as it fought on the other side Army Corps. This corps was New Zealand Army Corps. During of the world in the name of the created early in the Great War the Sinai-Palestine campaign the British Empire. of 1914-18. In December 1914 combined Australian and New Anzac Day was first marked in the Australian Imperial Force Zealand Mounted Division was 1916. The day has gone through and New Zealand Expeditionary more commonly called the Anzac many changes since then. The Force stationed in Egypt were Mounted Division. ceremonies that are held at war placed under the command of The term continued into memorials up and down New Lieutenant General William other wars.Anew Anzac corps Zealand, or in places overseas Birdwood. Initially the term was briefly formed during the where New Zealanders gather, Australasian Corps was campaign in Greece in 1941. remain rich in tradition and suggested, but Australians and During the Vietnam War, ritual befitting a military funeral. New Zealanders were reluctant New Zealand and Australian The word Anzac is part of the to lose their separate identities infantry companies combined to culture of New Zealanders and completely. form the Anzac Battalion. Australians. People talk about No one knows who came up Source:, the ‘spirit of Anzac’; there are with the term Anzac. It is likely the NZHistory website of Anzac biscuits, and rugby or that Sergeant K.M. Little, a clerk Manatū Taonga. rugby league teams from the at Birdwood’s headquarters, two countries play an Anzac Day thought of it for use on a rubber test. The word conjures up a stamp: ‘Anzac’ was convenient shared heritage of two nations, shorthand. Later the corps used

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The residents of Levin Home for War Veterans are inviting the community to stand alongside them as they commemorate Anzac Day. The service will be held on Wednesday 25 April from 8.30am on the home’s front lawn. Levin Home for War Veterans, which opened in 1959 to support veterans of war, has been commemorating Anzac Day for decades. Previous years have seen hundreds of people, including family and friends of returned servicemen, travel from all around New Zealand and Australia to attend the ceremony. Administrator Vicky Prouting says this year the home has hopes that all remaining World War II veterans who are residents of the home will take part in the formal service with their families watching on for support. “We’re very fortunate to still have a connection with the brave servicemen who fought during the Second World War. We want to honour their legacy and service to the community and country,” she says. Levin Home for War Veterans is currently home to around 30 returned service personnel and their spouses. Acting Manager Bernadette Morriss says she hopes the home’s Anzac service helps remind the community that the day is not just about remembering the soldiers who died on the battlefield, but also the survivors who continue to enrich our community.

“Some of the veterans living here have experienced things many of us wouldn’t even be able to imagine, yet have gone on to live rich and fulfilling lives. They are living examples of the Anzac legend,” she says. “We would love to see a great turnout at our service this year to show them how deeply the community continues to value their contributions and wants to support them.” Levin Home’s Anzac Day service will be held from 8.30am at the front of the home, located at the corner of Prouse and Matai Streets in Levin, on Wednesday 25 April. For more information about Enliven’s Levin Home for War Veterans call the friendly team on 06 366 0052 or visit All welcome to attend.

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More and more New Zealanders attend Anzac Day ceremonies in the 21st century. But over the years the day GENERATIONS: Above, children in the crowd look on during the Anzac Day service on April 25, 2012 in Tinui; below left, a woman gets emotional watching the has meant different things to different generations.


ceremony during the Anzac Dawn service in Canakkale, Turkey.

EING at Gallipoli on April 25 is almost a rite of passage for young Kiwis travelling overseas. Each generation of New Zealanders redefines the day

1978 when a women’s group laid a wreath in memory of women killed and raped in war. Other lobby groups–feminists, gays, A PRETEXT FOR PROTEST anti-nuclear and peace protesters, Anzac Day was caught up in the and Maori activists–laid wreathes move protest movements of the 1960s at Anzac Day services during e and 1970s, especially around issues the 1980s. of peace and women’s rights. In ANZAC DAY DAWN SERVICE membe of the left-wing 1967 members The day had become more Yo Progressive Youth Movement than a commemoration of Christchu in Christchurch laid a wreath New Zealand war dead and a protesting against the Vietnam war service; it was being used we later convicted of War. They were to make statements about war disorderly b behaviour, but a pattern and society. Many returned Sim was set. Similar incidents occurred servicemen were puzzled or subsequen Anzac Days as at subsequent angry at this, but such activities tri to bring attention breathed fresh relevance into protesters tried to their ant antiwar cause. the day. Increasingly Anzac Day Anti-war protests at Anzac was regarded as an appropriate Day la largely died out in the day on which to debate defence midmid-1970s with the end of and war-related issues. Former th Vietnam War. New the servicemen and politicians used co controversy erupted in the day themselves to speak out to suit the mood of the times, but the last 40 years have been a time of much redefinition.


on antinuclear policy during the 1980s.

RENAISSANCE OF REMEMBRANCE: THE 1980s Anzac Day had undergone a renaissance and more young people attended the services. The growing mood of nationalism evident in the 1980s found partial expression in a day that had always been an opportunity to mark what some people thought of as the foundation of a distinct New Zealand identity at Gallipoli. Other events, for example, the ANZUS crisis and anti-nuclear movement, also linked the concept of national identity and war. Forms of cultural expression made the connection, too, as books, plays and documentaries reinforced the association of war and national identity in the public eye.

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HE red poppy has become a symbol of war remembrance the world over. People in many countries wear the poppy to remember those who died in war or who still serve. In many countries, the poppy is worn around Armistice Day (November 11), but in New Zealand it is most commonly seen around Anzac Day, April 25.


The red or Flanders poppy has been linked with battlefield deaths since the time of the Great War (1914-18). The plant was one of the first to grow and bloom in the mud and soil of Flanders. The connection was made, most famously, by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae in his poem In Flanders fields. McCrae was a Canadian medical officer who, in May 1915, had conducted the funeral service of a friend, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, who died in the Second Battle of Ypres (Ieper). Distressed at the death and suffering around him, McCrae scribbled the verse in his notebook. In a cemetery nearby, red poppies blew gently in the breeze–a symbol of regeneration and growth in a landscape of blood and destruction. McCrae threw away the poem, but a fellow officer rescued it and sent it on to the English magazine Punch; In Flanders fields was published on December 8, 1915. Three years later, on January 28,


1918, McCrae was dead. As he lay dying, he is reported to have said, “Tell them this, if ye break faith with us who die, we shall not sleep.”


Many people were moved by the pathos of In Flanders fields. Among them was as Moina 44) who Michael (1869-1944) CA canteen worked in a YMCA wo days in New York. Two ng of the before the signing ember 11, Armistice (November 1918), she wrote a reply to all keep McCrae: “We shall the faith”. rself Michael set herself ve a mission: to have the red poppy adopted in the United States as a national symbol of remembrance. The American Legion adopted it at its annual convention in September 1920. Attending that


event was Madame E. Guérin who, along with Michael, was responsible for making the poppy an international symbol of remembrance. Both were known at the time as ‘The Poppy Lady’. Guérin saw the potential to make ma and sell poppies, putt putting the proceeds to towards the we welfare of ve veterans, their fa families and po children. poor For the next year Gu or so Guérin and a others approached veterans groups in veterans’ c many countries, urging t adopt the them to poppy as a symbol of rememb remembrance.


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POPPIES: Poppies are placed on the cenotaph at the War Memorial Museum in Auckland. PHOTOS: GETTY IMAGES

Returned Services’ Association or RSA was originally known) in September 1921. The Returned Soldiers’ Association placed an order for 350,000 small and 16,000 large silk poppies, all made by Madame Guérin’s French Children’s League. The Returned Soldiers’ Association planned to hold its first Poppy Day appeal around the time of Armistice Day 1921 as other countries were doing. The ship carrying the poppies from France arrived in New Zealand too late for the scheme to be properly publicised. The association decided to wait until the next Anzac Day, 1922. The poppies went on sale the day before Anzac Day. This first Poppy Day appeal was a huge success. Many centres sold outearly in the day. In all, 245,059 small and 15,157 large poppies were sold. Of the £13,166 raised, £3695 went to the French Children’s League to help relieve suffering in the war-ravaged areas of northern France. The association used

Growing up in an RSA family, we were always extremely proud of our father, who along with his brother in law and many close friends served in the 25th Battalion 2NZEF.

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Anzac day was always a very early start. I have fond memories of polishing medals for Dad and his friends while Mum was busy in the kitchen preparing sausage rolls to be enjoyed following the parade. These memories would have been shared by many families who are part of the RSA community. “We will always honour their bravery and remember those that did not come home.” Liz Hill

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form developed many years ago. There is still a dawn service; war landings. In 2005, thousands of veterans and serving personnel The 75th anniversary of the New Zealanders were at Gallipoli. continue to gather at memorials Gallipoli landings in 1990 attracted They gathered in the chill evening and in Returned Services’ immense interest. This was the of April 24, marked the dawn Association clubrooms; politicians year in which New Zealand service with the Australians and and local dignitaries still attend marked the sesquicentenary, or attended the distinctly New ceremonies. Shops and hotels 150th anniversary of the signing of Zealand ceremony at Chunuk remain closed on Anzac Day the Treaty of Waitangi. As a result Bair later in the day. Politicians, morning. many New Zealanders discussed dignitaries and representatives of Now, people remark on the New Zealand’s armed forces were number of young New Zealanders issues surrounding the theme all there. The ceremonies could be in the crowds. Somewear the of national identity. An official watched live on television in delegation, led by the governor medals their grandparents and New Zealand. general and including a Gallipoli great-grandparents won during MODERN ANZAC DAY veteran, was at an emotional war. There are now no veterans Rituals on Anzac Day follow the left from Gallipoli or the service at Gallipoli on April 25.

First World War. Bright Williams, who passed away in 2003, was the last, and the number of Second World War veterans becomes fewer each year. Anzac Day enjoys unusual reverence in a country where emotional public rituals are otherwise absent. The day still has a traditional commemorative function, but for more people it is also becoming an opportunity to talk about what it may mean to be a New Zealander. Source:, the NZHistory website of Manatū Taonga.

continued from page 19 - Symbols of Remembrance the remainder to assist needy, unemployed returned soldiers and their families; that tradition has continued. The popularity of Poppy Day quickly grew. There were record collections during the Second World War. By 1945, 750,000 poppies were being distributed nationwide, which equates to half the population wearing the familiar red symbol of remembrance.

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disabled former servicemen in Auckland and Christchurch making them. The Christchurch RSA is still responsible for the manufacture of poppies, which are now made of paper rather than cloth. Rationing and restrictions during the Second World War affected the making of poppies. Government actually relaxed its restriction on the importation of cloth from Britain so that poppies could still be made. By this time, ladies’ committees or women’s sections of the RSA had taken a key role in the making (and sale) of poppies. In 1936, a ladies’ committee from Wellington made 20,000 poppies for Poppy Day.

WEARING POPPIES In New Zealand the poppy is most often worn around Anzac Day. Since 1927 Poppy Day itself has been marked on the Friday before Anzac Day (unless it falls on a Good Friday) with the appeal going through to April 25. Poppies still symbolise remembrance, and New Zealanders want to show this at other times as well as on Anzac Day. At major commemorative events, at military funerals and at war graves and cemeteries in New Zealand and around the world, the poppy can be seen. Source:, the NZHistory website of Manatū Taonga.

IN FLANDERS FIELDS In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.


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Levin An interesting day at Levin sale with mixed results. Good Friesian calves sold well with crossbred calves being hard work. In the sheep section prices were steady across the board. Cattle were also hard work with numbers surpassing buyer interest. Calves — Frsn bulls $200 — $240, smaller Frsn bulls $80 — $160, W/F bulls $230. Sheep — prime ewes $116, light ewes $71 — $87, prime lambs $100 — $110, store lambs $71 — $96. Cattle — 2yr Frsn strs $1030, hfrs $890, wnr W/F strs $615, wnr W/F hfrs $490.

Rongotea 18th April 2018 The cattle pens were full to capacity at Rongotea with the weaner pens full of weaner Friesian bulls which sold to a solid buying bench. 2 year white face steers 370 kg — 427 kg made up to $1060 ($2.48 — $2.59), Angus cross steers 422 kg made $1095 ($2.59) and Friesian

steers 368 kg — 380 kg made up to $895 ($2.29 — $2.43). Ayrshire steers 500 kg made $1200 ($2.40) and cross bred steers 415 kg made $980 (2.36). 2 year white face bulls 525 kg made $1365 ($2.60) and cross bred bulls 460 kg — 466 kg made up to $1170 ($2.34 — $2.42). 2 year white face heifers 270 kg — 380 kg made up to $845 ($2.08 — $2.50) and Angus cross heifers 419 kg made $1015 ($2.42).Friesian heifers 370 kg — 380 kg made up to $855 ($1.95 — $2.25) and cross bred heifers 435 kg made $1040 ($2.39). Autumn born white face steers 352 kg made $855 ($2.42). Weaner white face steers 153 kg — 187 kg made up to $640 ($3.15 — $4.02) and Angus cross steers 128 kg — 159 kg made up to $560 ($3.52 — $3.76). Weaner Friesian bulls 120 kg — 267 kg made up to $815 ($2.70 — $3.84), white face bulls 110 kg — 270 kg made up to $765 ($2.66 — $3.84), Angus cross bulls 165 kg made $590 ($3.58) and cross bred bulls 122 kg — 305 kg made up to $710 ($2.22 — $2.49).

Weaner white face heifers 90 kg — 235 kg made up to $670 ($2.77 — $4.52), Friesian heifers 176 kg made $440 ($2.52) and cross bred heifers 149 kg — 164 kg made up to $375 ($2.05 — $2.29). Friesian boner cows 402 kg — 590 kg made up to $1070 ($1.36 — $1.81), cross bred boners 475 kg — 493 kg made up to $830 ($1.58 — $1.68), Jersey boners 330 kg — 455 kg made up to $730 ($1.52 — $1.60) and white face boners 420 kg made $930 ($2.21). Porkers made $135, slips made $82 — $95 and weaner pigs made $67. MA ewes made $90 and mixed sex lambs made $110. Big Friesian bull calves made $280 — $305 and smaller calves made $180 — $210. Big white face bull calves made $270 — $300 and smaller calves made $170 — $235. Angus cross bull calves made $120 — $170. Big white face heifer calves made $170 — $255 and smaller calves made $100 — $140. Angus cross heifer calves made $140 — $165 and White Galloway cross calves made $205.

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Cricket association holds prizegiving Speaker White Fern Hannah Rowe outlined new pathway for female cricketers The Horowhenua Kapiti Cricket Association (HKCA) held its annual prizegiving at the Basil Netten Indoor Centre at Donnelly Park, Levin on April 15. Club grade winners are: Cubs T20 Champions — Kapiti Juniors Lynx, Cubs T24 Champions — Levin Old Boys Krusher’s, U11 North vs South — South, U12 North vs South — South, U13 North vs South — South,2017 — 18 Presidents One Day Champions — Otaki Sports Club, 2017 — 18 Presidents T20 Champions — Otaki Sports Club, 2017 — 18 Premier 2 Champions — Kapiti Old Boys C.C, 2017 — 18 Senior B One Day Champions — Paraparaumu C.C, 2017 — 18 Senior B T20 Champions — Levin Old Boys C.C, 2017 — 18 Coastal Cup — Paraparaumu C.C, 2017 — 18 Senior A T20 Champions — Paraparaumu C.C, 2017 — 18 Senior A One Day Champions — Paraparaumu C.C, 2017 — 18 Senior A 2 Day Champions — Levin Old Boys C.C. Special guest for the evening was White Fern Hannah Rowe, who is at the forefront of the new pathway for female cricketers. She talked to Jacob O’Brien in a question and answer session about inspirational people in her life, her experiences playing on the international scene, her ambitions and the importance of gaining qualifications and life experience outside cricket.

Original guest speaker Black Cap Adam Milne sent a video from the Mumbai Indians’ IPL Camp in India where he has replaced injured Australian quick Pat Cumminsmaking him unavailable for the Horowhenua-Kapiti prizegiving. Rep team prize winners are: Speedy Signs U11s — Batting — Ollie Parkinson, Bowling — Hunter Mahar, Most Improved — Luca Albert, Player of the Season — Corbyn Dellar. The Old Foundry U12s — Batting — Brayden Meikle, Bowling — William Lemmon, Most Improved — Charlie Mead, Player of the Season — Joel Harvey. Harcourts U13s — Batting — Charlie Waterhouse, Bowling — Jack Harley, Most Improved — Charlie Waterhouse, Player of the Season — Jack Harley. U13 Girls — Most Improved — Kendyll Barrie. Placemakers U15s — Batting — Sam Paterson, Bowling — Tom Harris, Most Improved — Daniel Browne, Player of the Season — Tom Kirk. BJ Builder’s U15s Girls — Batting — Zoe Yeo, Bowling — Ayesha Carly Hendry, Most Improved — Zoe Yeo, Player of the Season — Ayesha Carly Hendry. Cricket Express U17s — Batting — Umer Lohya, Bowling — Dylan Reder, Most Improved — Locky Spring, Player of the Season — Dylan Reder. HMC’s Senior Men’s —


WHITE Fern Hannah Rowe with Horowhenua-Kapiti Cricket Association’s BJ Builder’s U15s Girls Player of the Season Ayesha Carly Hendry, who also won the Read and Naran Cup for Junior Player of the Year.

Batting — Tharaka Waduge, Bowling — Ramesh Subasinghe, Most Improved — Jamie Pinfold, Player of the Season — Ramesh Subasinghe. Individual milestone prize winners are: Tom Harris — 5 — 34 off 13 vs Marlborough, Caleb O’Connell 5 — 49 off 9.8 vs Nelson, Luke Radcliffe 5 — 12 off 4 vs

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— CD U19s, Fraser Bartholomew — CD U19s. HKCA CEO David O’Brien presented coaches and managers with gifts — U11s — Paul Mahar and Danny Block, U1’s — Nigel Harvey and Steph Cordwell, U13s — Waduge Tharaka and Claire Kennett, U13 Girls — Mikaela Greig, U15s — Damian Parker and Claire Kennett, U15 Girls — Mikaela Greig and Ian Cowie, U17’s — Ramesh Subasinghe and Paul Spring, Senior Men — Ramesh Subasinghe and Cam Prouting. Two of the association’s most prestigious awards went to Damian Parker (Services to Coaching) and Claire Kennett (Volunteer of the year award). The Read & Naran Cup for Junior Player of the Year went to Ayesha Carly Hendry. The Vince Robinson Cup for HKCA Team of the Year went to HKCA U15 girls. The De Castro Cup for HKCA Player of the Year went to Ramesh Subasinghe.

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What kind of plant is a polygala? It’s one of a large family of flowering annual and perennial shrubs, vines and trees. Polygala myrtifolia is better known here as the sweet pea shrub, now declared a weed. But luckily it has several cultivars that don’t set seed and become a nuisance. You’ll find several of these in

Start growing leeks Good things take time and never more so than when growing leeks. Start in pots, or transplant into the garden now.

Frost protection It’s not too early to think about frost protection for the plants you think will need it. Lift those that will not survive frost and keep them in semi-dry compost.

Check climbers Check out your climbers and tie in any new growth to reduce wind damage. Plant any new ones now so they can establish some root growth before the season finishes.

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■ The autumn display of many roses can be quite spectacular after the hot dry months of summer. If you provide a little TLC, some varieties like Iceberg will continue flowering through till July in warmer areas of the country. Remove any dead flowers and fallen leaves as they will no doubt contain black spot and rust. Apply compost and a light dressing of rose fertiliser around your rose bushes to improve the organic matter in the soil and help suppress weeds which tend to almost pop up overnight.

leaves are beginning to turn; all signs autumn is well under way. It’s a busy time in the garden with plenty of tasks that need doing before winter sets in — but be sure to take time to stop and admire the beautiful colours the season brings.


Get veges in Commit to a winter vegetable garden — plant broad beans, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, lettuce, peas, spinach and turnips in the warm north and sheltered regions, undercover where it’s cooler.

■ Although main bulb planting months are usually February and March, it is still possible to plant in early April, especially as garden centres often have great deals to clear stock. Bulbs grow best in an open, sunny position in well drained, fertile soil. Add compost to lighten ‘heavy’ soil if this is an issue. Plant bulbs in clusters for a more pronounced flowering effect. Remember to label where you plant your new bulbs so that you do not forget and accidentally dig them up!

LOVELY LAWNS ■ April is a safe month for sowing a new lawn or renovating/repairing an existing one. For new lawns, success relies on thorough preparation. If bringing new topsoil on to your property, make sure it is good quality as new weeds can be brought in with imported topsoil. Ensure you new lawn is well drained, considering wet winter months. Check you have the correct grass variety for your site and if

garden centres, all growing into a rounded attractive shape and with mauve/purple pea-like flowers for most of the year. Polygalas are fairly heat and cold tolerant, and they perform well as container plants. you are unsure, talk to local experts at your garden centre for advice. Sow seed evenly and be prepared to over-sow in a few weeks’ time where the germination of the grass seed has been patchy. ■ With existing lawns, apply Daltons Premium Lawn Fertiliser now and water it thoroughly after application. Mow regularly to help develop a strong thatch. Clippings can go into the compost bin. For more gardening advice, check out the How to Grow guides on

How would I recognise a water shoot on fruit trees?

Look for a thick and fastgrowing shoot that springs up where other laterals don’t usually grow. As well as being poorly positioned, water shoots are soft, unfruitful and more likely to attract pests. Best prune them out at the base using clean sharp secateurs; avoid leaving short stumps or rough wood where infection might set in. Suckers, which look like water shoots but usually appear below the graft union or from the roots, should also be removed.

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Big season finale for last night of speedway By JEREMY SAVELL

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A big season finale is scheduled this Saturday 21 April at the Robertson Holden International Speedway in Palmerston North. It’s the final round of the Lucas Oil SuperStock Shoot Out Series, AFC Motorcycles Sidecar Best Pairs, Manawatu Adult Ministock Champs, and last chances at Travel Smart Season Points for SuperStocks, Stockcars, Minisprints and Youth Ministocks. The final round of the Lucas Oil SuperStock Shoot Out Series headlines the meeting, with 4p Chad Ace leading the points table. 75p Chevron Taniwha and 71p Shane Mellsop round out the current podium positions but the points situation is tight, with any of the top echelon able to take the title. Ace also holds a narrow two-point lead over 1nz William Humphries in the Travel Smart Season Points Chase, which could go any number of ways. Mellsop is third yet again, and even 31p Andy McCabe is not out of the running due to the double points on offer LVN200418speedway1 during the final meeting of the season. THE Double Decker Derby Race is a spectacle not to Sidecars are competing miss. PHOTO: BRENDON LEARMONTH

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Horowhenua District Council’s offer of a 200 litre water tank at cost price has been taken up by 17 residents so far. “We have 19 remaining,” said Albert Hoffmann, the council’s water services engineer. “We have also arranged a good rate for installation with a local plumber, the cost of which would be for each customer’s own account. “We will take orders when we run out of tanks and place an order with our supplier when we get another 36, which is the minimum batch size,” he said. Prompted by social media comments, the Horowhenua District Council had secured 36 of those emergency water

supply tanks earlier this month. The idea came from Porirua City Council, which was selling tanks to its residents. The 200 litre tanks come in green or grey and are available for $105, which is what the council paid for them. Hoffmann said the tanks are an investment in water security that will increase the resilience of households, particularly during water restrictions or Civil Defence emergencies. You can buy the tanks from council reception at the Civic Building, 126 Oxford St, Levin. Installation is the purchaser’s responsibility.

Former mayor is new chair of Business Kapiti Horowhenua Levin business owner and former Mayor of Horowhenua Brendan Duffy is the new chair of Business Kapiti Horowhenua. He replaces Mark Ternent who was at the helm for six years of the organisation behind the Electra Kapiti Horowhenua Business Awards. Mr Ternent will remain on the board. Mr Duffy is a board member and a previous supreme winner of the awards with his business Canvasland. Mr Duffy says it is a real privilege to be elected to the position of chair of such a respected and long standing organisation. “Business Kapiti Horowhenua is

supported by Electra and both our district councils, and our collective interest is to support business growth and salute success, all factors I’m excited to support. “ “We are looking forward to delivering another successful 2018 Awards, and to working with a large number of entrants again this year.” Entries in the Excellence and Achievement categories of the Electra Kapiti Horowhenua Business Awards officially opened on 7 April, while entries in the Customer Choice Awards will open later in the year. Finalists will be celebrated and winners announced at a black tie event in Levin on 12 October.

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The Shepherd’s Hut By Tim Winton, Penguin, $45 .................................................... Tim Winton isn’t just an official “National Treasure” in Australia, in the minds of many he is literally so. The Shepherd’s Hut is his 12th full length novel since 1982’s The Swimmer, alongside a number of short stories and other writings. It may be a big call, considering the high bar he has set with Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and his other novels but I predict The Shepherd’s Hut will come to be recognised as his finest. Jaxie is a simple sole child, whose mother has not long died after a profoundly distressing battle with cancer. Jax’s father is an evil man who has bashed him regularly and without mercy for years. In his reaction to a watershed moment Jaxie takes off, equipped with only what he can carry, and with the intention of putting as much distance between himself and the home he hates. The most notable aspect, among many, in The Shepherd’s Hut, is that Tim Winton delivers his character Jaxie in a verbatim style, unvarnished, and in the often offensive language of the teenager that he is. To my mind this technique is the approach that makes this highly emotional story work. He literally takes us inside Jax’s head, sometimes with mind blowing consequences. Jaxie meets and eventually teams up with another disparate and anti-social character, Fintan, an elderly man who is living in an old cottage, about as far off the grid as you can get. Jax and Fintan circle around each other for days, but eventually a friendship is developed. With his loosely developed plan of hooking up with Lee, Jaxie is torn between moving on across the scrubby and remote lands, or staying in the safety of Fintan’s cottage. The Shepherd’s Hut is Tim Winton at his very best. Not to be — Tony Nielsen missed.


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Why is your boat called Doumar? The original owners of Doumar were Douglas and Mary. You experienced mutiny by your crew in France. How did you cope with that and did you get a new crew? I was shocked, upset, apprehensive and depressed. I had a tight time schedule to get to the Red Sea before the prevailing winds changed from north to south and to

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avoid the hurricane season before arriving in Western Australia so I carried on alone. Were you frightened when confronted by the Sicilian Mafia at Marsala? How did they treat you? The Sicilian Mafia treated me very badly but finally released me after they took all the money I had. Did Doumar suffer serious damage during your collision with a freighter near Gabo Island? No the damage was a pushed in port pulpit (front of boat) and slight damage to stem fitting, ie. ground down stem fitting bolt. You experienced what you thought was harassment by a UFO mid-ocean in the Tasman Sea, what happened? It was at night and powerful intermittent light beamed down from the sky at first to stern and then changed in about five seconds to port beam. There was clear reflection of the light on the water. The whole incident lasted what seemed like hours but was in fact

The Gift Horse By Sophie Siers, Illustrated by Katharine White, Millwood Press, $19.95 .................................................... Ever since Olivia’s mum died the only place she likes to be is on the farm with her dad and brother. They don’t ask her questions or look at her sideways. But still, even at home she sometimes feels like she can’t breathe. Then one morning her dad takes her out to the paddock where she finds the most beautiful horse she has ever seen. Trouble is he’s wild and won’t let her near him. Olivia and the horse have to learn to trust each other and in doing so Olivia finds she has something to look forward to and work toward. A moving, well-told tale with beautiful illustrations, for anyone who has — Linda Hall lost a loved one.

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about half an hour. Keith Aliendi (younger than me), an abalone fisherman I picked up from Freemantle to be crew through to New Zealand, witnessed this. What was the lowest point of your journey? After the mutiny. What was the highest point of your journey? Sighting Colombo, Sri Lanca. I felt by then I could make my destination to New Zealand. Do you still sail Doumar today and if so where do you normally sail to? Yes. I sail in the Hauraki Gulf.

Great adventure story for young horse lovers The Thunderbolt Pony By Stacy Gregg, HarperColins, $24.99 .................................................... Here’s one for young horse lovers. Evie is just 12 but already she has been through so much. Her dad

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Amy’s Dream Adventures — The Enchanted Forest By Chrissy Metge, illustrated by Dmitry Chizhov, Duckling Publishing, $29.99 .................................................... Amy is a little girl who loves to explore adventures while she’s sleeping. Every night her adventures take her to a magical forest with beautiful scenery and some fantastic creatures — fairies, trolls (nice ones), and even a unicorn. This is a simplistic book, quick to read in rhyming verse, with beautiful illustrations. It also might help little ones who are trying to understand dreams and what happens when they sleep. Metge wrote the Max and His Big Imagination books and this is the first of a new series about Amy. She’s also an animator for Weta Digital, and worked on television’s Bro’ Town. There are more Amy books in the works. Little girls will be happy about that! — Linda Thompson

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HAYES, BUTCHER, Shirley Ann. Freda Muriel. Of Levin. (Previously Brian and family South Africa.) Passed would like to thank away peacefully on everyone for their April 18, 2018, at support, cards and Summerset By The flowers concerning the Ranges, surrounded loss of Freda. by her loving family. A very special thanks Aged 73 years old. to I.C. Mark Funeral Much loved wife of Services for the very Maxwell. Loved Mom personal and special of Lee-Ann and service they gave Jannie, Tracy and Freda and our family. Ockie, Dale and Helen, and Glenn and Monique. Much loved Granny to her Memorial grandchildren and Headstones great grandchildren. Many thanks to all the staff at Summerset and Arohanui Hospice for their care and kindness to Shirley. A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at The Avenue Crematorium, Avenue North Road, Levin, on Tuesday April 24, 2018, at 11:00am.

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The following roads will be temporarily closed to all ordinary vehicle traffic to enable ANZAC Day parades to travel the planned routes.


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The parade will start at 6:05am from Devon Street, turn right into Oxford Street (SH1) and travel south, turn left onto Queen Street, turn right onto Cambridge Street, and then assemble at the Levin Cenotaph for the ceremony. • Devon Street from Oxford Street to Bristol Street will be closed from 5:45am - 6:10am. This is to allow participants to congregate before the parade begins. • Cambridge Street from Queen Street and Bath Street will be closed from 6:05am - 7am. • Kent Street from Cambridge Street to Winchester Street will be closed from 6:05am - 7am.

Civic Service The parade will start at 10am from Bath Street outside Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-p , turn left onto Cambridge Street, and then assemble at the Levin Cenotaph for the ceremony. • Oxford Street (SH1) on the Bath Street intersection from 10am - 10:15am and in reverse at 11.30am - 11.40am. • Cambridge Street between Bath Street and Queen Street roundabouts will be closed from 10am - 11:30am. • Kent Street from Cambridge Street to Winchester Street will be closed from 10:10am - 11:30am.

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LAKE HOROWHENUA RESTORATION PROJECTS EXHIBITION The Lake Horowhenua Trust warmly invites all to view the Lake Horowhenua Restoration Projects Exhibition at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-p . The exhibition has been formally opened by the Lake Trustees and is located in the exhibition section. This display includes a centre-piece that depicts the vision for Lake Horowhenua and provides information about the many projects currently underway to help achieve that vision. A cabinet display also shows a sediment core sample taken from the bed of the Lake with fascinating information that tells a story about the formation of the Lake circa 8,000 years ago and the impact of human occupation over the last few centuries through to contemporary times. The commemorative Toki used at the signing of the Lake Accord in 2013 is also on display. Many thanks to Mua poko artist, Sian MontgomeryNeutze, for her creation of the central art piece. Thanks also to Massey University for providing a core sample cabinet display. We look forward to adding to this exhibition over time. Matt Sword Chair, Lake Horowhenua Trust


The parade will start at 11:25am from outside the old Post Office, corner of Plimmer Terrace and Stout Street, travel south along Plimmer Terrace, and then assemble at the Shannon Cenotaph for the ceremony. • Stout Street from Plimmer Terrace to Venn Street will be closed from 11:20am - 12:00pm. This is to allow participants to congregate before the parade begins. • SH57 from Vogel Street to Plimmer Terrace will be closed from 11:20am - 12pm. • Plimmer Terrace from SH57 to Grey Street will be closed from 11:20am – 12pm.

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Assemble outside Foxton RSA, Easton Street, at 5:30am. The parade will start at 5:45am, turn right onto Robinson Street, left onto Duncan Street, left onto Ravensworth Street, and then assemble at the Foxton Cenotaph for the ceremony. • Easton Street will be closed from 5:30am - 6.10am. This is to allow participants to congregate before the parade begins. • Duncan Street will be closed between 5.45am - 6am and in reverse at 7am - 7.10am. • Ravensworth Street will be closed between 5.45am - 6am and in reverse at 7am - 7.10am.

Civic Service The parade will start at 9:35am outside Manawatu College, Ladys Mile, turn right onto Duncan Street, left onto Ravensworth Street to the Foxton Cenotaph, where the service will be held before marching back to the RSA at 10:10am. • Duncan Street will be closed between 9.35am - 9.45am and in reverse at 10.15am - 10.20am. • Ravensworth Street will be closed between 9.35am - 9.45am and in reverse at 10.15am - 10.20am. Detour routes will be clearly signposted. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused. Any queries should be made to Council on 06 366 0999 or Michael Longley Roading Compliance and CAR Officer


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The Annual General Meeting of the Foxton RSA will be held in the clubrooms 1 Easton Street, Foxton on Sunday 27 May 2018 at 10.00a.m.

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Horowhenua District Council is extending the stormwater pipe at the end of Queen Street West and installing a wingwall to prevent stormwater from the existing open drain from undermining the road. Construction of the pipe begins on Monday 16 April and is expected to be complete by Thursday 31 May. The work will be undertaken between 7:30am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday. Some work may also be undertaken on Saturday mornings. There will be speed restrictions in place during the construction. Kowhai Park will remain open during the works, but users may experience noise and heavy machinery. Works will be fenced off to prevent dogs from accessing the construction site. For more information, please visit Council’s website,, or contact Council on 06 366 0999 or projects@


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OLKSWAGEN Motorsport has revealed more details about its electric assault on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 24 in Colorado. The all-electric four-wheel-drive prototype racing car will be called I.D. R Pikes Peak — branding that links the hill climb challenger to Volkswagen’s upcoming electric I.D. family of cars and the R range of Volkswagen performance cars. The car will be driven by double Le Mans 24 Hours winner and three-time Pikes Peak champion Romain Dumas (France). Volkswagen says the Pikes Peak programme combines an ambassadorial role for the future, electric I.D. family with the sportiest range of Volkswagen products, the R GmbH models. At the same time, it is also the first step towards closer co-operation between Volkswagen R and Volkswagen Motorsport. The Volkswagen brand plans to offer more than 20 fully-electric cars by 2025. Manufacturing of the first production model in the I.D. family is scheduled to start at the end of 2019 in Zwickau, in the Saxony region of Germany. “We want to be at the forefront of electromobility with Volkswagen and the I.D. family,” said Volkswagen member of the board of management with responsibility for development, Dr Frank Welsch. “Competing in the most famous hill climb in the world with the I.D. R Pikes Peak not only has symbolic meaning, but is also a valuable test for the general development of electric cars.” The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

COMPETING IN THE MOST FAMOUS HILL CLIMB IN THE WORLD WITH THE I.D. R PIKES PEAK NOT ONLY HAS SYMBOLIC MEANING, BUT IS ALSO A VALUABLE TEST FOR THE GENERAL DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTRIC CARS. — also known by aficionados as the “Race to the Clouds” — has been held since 1916 near Colorado Springs in the Rocky Mountains. The 19.99km route, which is now fully tarsealed, runs from the start at 2800 metres to the summit at 4300 metres above sea level. Volkswagen last entered the Pikes Peak hill climb in 1987 with a spectacular twinengine, all-wheel-drive Golf, which generated an impressive 652-horsepower and narrowly missed out on success when it suffered broken front suspension. “It is about time we settled the score,” said Volkswagen motorsport director Sven Smeets. “The I.D. R Pikes Peak represents an extremely exciting challenge for us, to show what is possible with an electric engine in motorsport. The entire team behind our driver Romain Dumas is highly motivated to set a new record for electric cars.” Dumas has driven a modified Norma sports prototype racer to outright Pikes Peak wins in 2014, 2016 and 2017. The record in the electric prototype class currently stands at 8min 57.118secs and was set in 2016 by New Zealand’s Rhys Millen driving the e0 PP100 prototype. The outright record for the course is still held by Sebastien Loeb with his 8min 13.878secs victory in 2013 driving the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak.

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Rugby programme producing winners Both the Manawatū College 1st XV and the Under 15 rugby teams won their respective Super 6 competitions last Wednesday evening at Playford Park, Levin. The First XV beat Paraparaumu First XV 52 points to 12, after wins over Kapiti College (37-12) and Waiopehu College (19-10) in preceding weeks. The Manawatū College Under 15 team had a narrow 41-39 victory over Horowhenua College U15 team in Wednesday’s final. Teacher in charge of Rugby at Manawatū College, Waynne Napier, attributes the teams’ good early season form to the colleges fitness and conditioning programme, with between 50 -70 students participating every school day since early February.

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