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Friday 27th April 2018


Celebrating 125 years of community news




She’s our Survivor

Prepared for TV show by not eating By ASHLEIGH COLLIS With a machete, shovel and and urn full of rice, a Horowhenua girl and her tribe are ‘fighting for survival’ in Thailand. Kaysha Whakarau is a contestant on television series Survivor New Zealand that went to air last week. Kaysha is a born and bred Shannonite and daughter of former professional rugby league footballer Sonny Whakarau. She said that her motto for the game was to be a jack of all trades and master of none. However, before the first episode finished, she was revealed as a master mud wrestler. Kaysha pinned down two contestants, while her tribesman touched down and scored a point. One contestant later said Kaysha was a “scrapper” and almost drowned her in the mud. Kaysha grew up watching Survivor with her family and talking about the contestants’ strategies. “I’ve always been a fan of the show, and I got a few tips over

Kaysha Whakarau Horowhenua’s Survivor New Zealand contestant.

Covered in mud but proud of her efforts, Kaysha Whakarau survived on a lake in South East Asia — but for how long? the years,” she said. Kaysha prepared herself for Survivor by fasting and getting her body used to no food. “I wanted to focus on how I was going to handle having no food. That’s why I prepped by fasting,” she said. “I was always hungry. Don’t get me wrong, we were living off

one little meal a day. I wasn’t as hungry as the rest, I didn’t moan like the rest. It definitely helped my game.” Kaysha is the eldest of 10 children, and with a professional rugby league player as a father, sport and competition come naturally. While in the rice paddy,

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wrestling in the mud, Kaysha said the adrenaline hit. “There was no way I was going to lose that round. “I knew that Tessa wouldn’t be as physically strong as me, so I said to her, “you be the attack, I’ll be the defence,” and that’s what I did. It worked out for us,” she said.


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“Being from a big, competitive family set me up [to play Survivor]. I knew I could take on any challenge thrown at me, whether I was good or not.” “She can hit like her dad and has the mongrel and smarts like her mum, so has a great mix to be super competitive and give Survivor New Zealand a competitor worth backing,” Kaysha’s dad Sonny said about his daughter. One of the most significant challenges was the heat. She said it was torturous and unrelenting from 7am until 11pm. “We all noticed that we were losing weight within the first two or three days,” she said. If she won the grand prize of $250,000 and the title of sole Survivor, she said the prize money would go to her parents to clear their mortgage, and if there was any left, she would keep it for a special day.


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Friday, April 27, 2018


Thousands mark Anzac Thousands turned out around Horowhenua to honour the fallen soldiers on Anzac Day in Levin, Foxton, Manakau, Shannon, Tokomaru and Waiterere Beach, for breakfast, dawn services and civic services. Dawn parades were held in Foxton and Levin, where veterans and current service personnel led the dawn parades to the cenotaphs where the traditional Anzac service was held. In Manakau, locals, including school children, gathered at the local hall for a parade to the cenotaph, led by the Ratana Brass Band. Manakau School pupils played a big part in the ceremony. They had made their own wreaths which they laid at the foot of the cenotaph. They sang the national anthem and one of their number recited In Flanders Fields, which generated applause. Mayor Michael Feyen read the Anzac Dedication and laid the first wreath. Levin’s Civic Ceremony was led by Mayor Michael Feyen. The parade to this service at the Cenotaph on Bath Street began at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō and was led by the Levin and Districts Brass band, which also played at the service. At the end the public had the opportunity to put their poppies at the foot of the Cenotaph.

Veterans at the dawn ceremony in Levin.

Levin Cenotaph. Wreaths were laid at Levin’s Cenotaph after the dawn service.

Just before dawn at the Cenotaph in Levin.

Veterans led the dawn parade in Levin on Anzac Day 23018.

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Some of the wreaths at Manakau's Cenotaph. The Ratana Brass Band led the Manakau Anzac Parade.

The Waiterere Beach community began Anzac Day with a hearty breakfast at the local bowling club. PHOTO: DARRYL BUTLER

Horowhenua Mayor Michael Feyen laying a wreath at the Cenotaph in Manakau.

Manakau School pupils sing the national anthem at the Manakau Cenotaph on ANZAC Day.

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Waiopehu and Horowhenua College students read letters from the Governor-General and the Prime Minister.

A wreath is laid at the Cenotaph in Levin by a member of the Armed Forces and Mayor Michael Feyen.

A soldier with a wreath.

Hundreds turned out for Anzac Day services throughout the district.

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Is it the end of the Foxton Community Board we know? By CR NEVILLE GIMBLETT Every six years councils must review and consult with the community on representation arrangements. The first step is for the council to make a recommendation, which goes out for public input. In the first step of this process, our Council has recommended disestablishing the Foxton Community Board (FCB) with all other representation arrangements left unchanged. This decision affects every Horowhenua ratepayer because the FCB is funded by the targeted governance rate, which everyone pays. The next step is to call for public submissions on this recommendation, which begins on 2 May. Any Horowhenua resident can make a submission to the representation review proposal. In July, Council will review all submissions and confirm or change its recommendation. After this, submitters have the right to appeal to the Local Government Commission for a final decision. My opinion, based on the two previous reviews, is that the final decision on the FCB will be made by the Commission but be influenced by public submissions. Throughout this, submissions are not limited to the subject of the FCB. Anybody can propose another community board elsewhere or ask for other changes in our levels of representation, or for boundary changes to wards or the FCB. In considering the Council recommendation around the FCB in

particular, I hope the community will consider whether a board improves community participation in local government, both at election time and throughout the term. Whether in support or opposed to continuation of the board, or establishment of a new board, people should look to the many small Horowhenua communities which have ratepayer or community organisations engaging with Council and make a comparison. Which type of organisation provides Council with a clear vision of community needs and encourages public participation? Which organisation encourages all sectors of the community to become involved? From these questions will come the answers to questions I believe are of secondary importance — a rerun of past arguments around fairness, cost and the Foxton Beach Freeholding Fund. I was among those who voted to disestablish the FCB. Community feedback had indicated I should support retention of the board subject to a clearer direction on how it would operate in the future. This I did initially, but without support within Council for that view, voting to disestablish rather than continue as is, was considered the better option.


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Friday, April 27, 2018

Businesses help Levin get healthy By SADIE BECKMAN A group of local business leaders are banding together to help Horowhenua residents get healthier. Concerned that Levin in particular has some of the worst health statistics in the whole of the Mid-Central District Health Board region, the owners of The Vitality Place, Focal Point and New World are launching The Vitality Project, and bringing their own unique resources together to create a three-fold approach. The initial aim is to increase the percentage of residents who want to actively improve their health, to increase their understanding that healthy foods don’t have to be time consuming or expensive, and to increase time spent both in daily movement and effective exercise. Spokesperson Rachael Corcoran, of gym and fitness centre The Vitality Place, said the goal behind the project, which launches on May 1, was that eventually people being active in the town will be the norm rather than the exception. “The status quo here is not doing much, not being active,” she said. “[We] feel people in this town are ready for a change — that our residents realise their current status means they are not living their life to the utmost, and they are ready to find out what being healthier feels like, and to see what having energy and good health

can mean for them and their families.” New World supermarket owner/operator Matthew Rollinson said the project was a great fit for the business, and he was excited to be part of a project focused on getting health and wellbeing into the community. Focal Point cinema and cafe owner Julie Bell said it was also about taking pride in the local community. “I come from a place of wanting people to be really proud of living here,” she said. The collaboration between the three businesses will be driven via social media, and covers the areas in life the project has identified as being crucial to improving health statistics; exercise and activity, what people put in their supermarket trolley and what choices are available when eating out, said Ms Corcoran. “The Vitality Place specialises in improving general health, nutrition and exercise. Focal Point has a wonderful new chef on board with a background in providing healthy meals who will be creating new dishes for people who want to eat out while still getting great health benefits, and New World will be working with The Vitality Place to help people with cost and timeeffective ways of increasing the health level of your everyday meals.” She said there would be a small-steps approach to wellbeing challenges mentored

(L-R) New World owner /operator Matthew Rollinson, Focal Point owner Julie Bell and The Vitality Place’s Rachael Corcoran who are launching The Vitality Project to help Horowhenua get healthy.

by The Vitality Place, a healthy menu option available at Focal Point, and New World would run an in-store stand showing

Which Item Doesn’t Belong? Campaign Over half a million adult New Zealanders (13.8%) are daily smokers and tobacco kills around 5000 New Zealanders every year – about 13 people every day.

people how they can make easy, small adjustments to their meals to add nutrients and healthy options in affordable

ways. The project will be run initially for three months, with incentives for participants and a major prize at the end. “Individual participants will not only get the chance to better their health but to also win prizes, and workplaces can register to receive information that can be utilised in a group setting,” said Ms Corcoran. “The dream is for Levin to go from having the worst statistics in the Mid-Central Health region to among the best, and thereafter other small towns throughout New Zealand looking to us as a working model for turning their own health statistics around.” Follow The Vitality Project at TheVitalityPlaceHorowhenua/




Tobacco continues to kill more New Zealanders annually than “alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illicit drugs, murders and suicides combined.” Despite the devastating toll of tobacco, cigarettes continue to be widely available from dairies, service stations, bottle shops, and supermarkets. This easy accessibility is in stark contrast to the strict controls for the supply of addictive pharmaceuticals via pharmacies. Yet the Government’s goal is to become a smoke-free country by 2025. Why do we need this campaign? • We want a healthier world for our children and grandchildren • We want to reduce the amount of smoking young people see and decrease the likelihood they will start to smoke • Cigarettes are available 24 hours a day. There are no limits on who can sell cigarettes and where they can be sold. • We want much fewer places in NZ selling tobacco • Retail tobacco availability normalises smoking • When density of tobacco outlets around school is high, school students are more likely to start smoking. Thousands of secondary schools in NZ have a retailer selling cigarettes close by – this normalises and promotes a deadly product. Over 16% of young people (aged 18-24) in NZ are daily smokers (from 3.2% among 15-17-year olds). • We want it to be much more difficult for young people to buy tobacco • There are more tobacco retailers in our poorer communities • There is strong public support in New Zealand for reducing retail tobacco availability


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Get your electric blanket checked


A pile of 45 electric blankets that failed a safety test. LVN240418acfire

By ASHLEIGH COLLIS The Levin Fire Brigade held its annual safety testing of electric blankets on the weekend. From 60 tested, 45 were found to be fire hazards, with many already displaying scorch marks. Deputy fire chief Carl Beissel stressed the importance of getting electric blankets checked. He said that the Fire Brigade has been lucky not have have

been called to any electric blankets fires over the past few years. “A while back, I went to one where a lady had passed away, caused by the switch of an electric blanket,” he said. “It’s a quick death if you want to sleep on one of those.” Beissel admitted to owning an electric blanket but said he’d cut the plugs off and kept using it as it was a sheepskin underlay. Pointing to some very new looking electric blankets on the

A scorched electric blanket that failed testing on the weekend. rejected pile, Beissel explained why they became unsafe. “The wires crease, only one has to be broken or bent for it to be a fire hazard,” he said. The annual number of electric blankets tested by the fire services was decreasing, according to Beissel, but he said they would continue to offer the service. “When we first started testing we were run off our feet; heaps were tested and rejected,”

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he said. “Every unsafe blanket tested and failed is one more potentially fatal fire we won’t be called out to.” The free testing was carried out by Levin East Electrical. During the annual event, people were offered smoke alarms, delivered and installed by the Fire Service. An educational experience for children was conducted using a prop similar to that of a

bouncy castle. It taught them how to crawl out of a house on fire. There were also kitchen safety demos, free sausages, the demo of the fire engine and its components, and rural fire trucks on show. If you missed out and wanted to check your blanket, Beissel said the best thing to do is take your electric blanket to Levin East Electrical or one of the local electricians.


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ANZAC DAY 2018 In Foxton

A soldier puts her poppy on the Foxton Cenotaph.

Foxton Community Board representatives watch on at the Anzac day commemorations. Foxton's Anzac Day.

In Shannon

A young girl stands in front of the Shannon Memorial and looks at the wreaths.

Students from Shannon school brought forward a wreath to lay at the foot of the memorial on Anzac day.

Two women lay a wreath on the Shannon’s War Memorial on behalf of the Maori Battalion that fought at Gallipoli.

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Set the tone with your front door HEN YOU were deciding to paint your front door, did you spend hours poring over the decision, or did you just pick the first colour that looked nice and matched your trim? Well, actually, you may not have just been selecting a colour — you were actually picking your personality! The psychology behind the colours we choose to incorporate into our lives can be reflective of our natural character. That being said, what do you think a black door has to say about your decision? Do you think it evokes a warm welcome, or does it give you a less desirable curb appeal? Don’t worry, that answer — and more — is revealed below:



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Superbly presented and positioned to take advantage of all-day sunshine, this low maintenance brick and cedar property has recently been renovated by the current owner with stunning results and numerous outstanding features. There is plenty of space throughout this 272m2 home comprising four bedrooms, the master with ensuite and kitchenette area, currently used as a B & B, the second big bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and separate office, nursery or dressing room. The bathrooms have top quality fittings. The remodelled kitchen has two big pantries, double oven, new ceramic cooktop and dining area that flows outside to lovely private sheltered courtyard. VIEW Sunday 29 Apr 1.00 - 1.30pm


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OPEN HOME BUYERS $560,000+ WEB ID LU61729 LEVIN 50 Easton Way Be prepared to be wowed! A Mediterranean 4 inspired courtyard is the perfect entrance to this magnificent property. Featuring three bedrooms plus office, ensuite, walk in robe, 2 sunny living areas spread over a generous 259m2 of living space, including a great sized double garage. 2 View By Appointment


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BUYERS $360,000+ WEB ID LU61044 LEVIN 65 Salisbury Street Price Reduced! The vendors have moved 3 and my instructions are clear "Sell this house"! New carpet and kitchen, and recently 1 redecorated throughout. The living room flows effortlessly into the dining room and kitchen. There are two toilets, three 1 bedrooms and the back yard is fully fenced. VIEW Sunday 29 Apr 1.00 - 1.30pm Clive Williams 027 240 9265

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$250,000 WEB ID LU61362 LEVIN 7 Bartholomew Road A fabulous opportunity to turn a house with 3 great bones into a fantastic home. Featuring three good sized bedrooms and nice flow from the kitchen to dining area and lounge 1 with its cosy open fire. All of this in brick and with a big double garage and good sized section. 2

$240,000 WEB ID LU61491 LEVIN 5 Heather Street This home is perfect for the first home. If 3 you are looking for a good solid brick and tile home, with aluminium joinery, I have found the place for you. This is a lovely 1 warm home in winter as it is well insulated and has a good woodburner. Boasting three generous size bedrooms

BY NEGOTIATION WEB ID LL60855 LEVIN 140 State Highway 1 Yet so close to town. This delightful two 4 storey, character home situated on an 8093m2 section has all the ingredients for a large family who wish to live the 'good life' 1 on the land, together with chickens, a pony, plus all the family pets. Comprising four bedrooms, bathroom with shower. 1

BUYERS $319,000+ WEB ID LU60132 LEVIN 7a Dudley Street Tucked away on a rear section in the sought 2 after north west side of town, this immaculate two bedroom home is as close as you will get to apartment living. 1 The home is like brand new, decorated in a neutral palette and capturing all day sun, no large power bills here. 1

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Country manor

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OPEN HOME BY NEGOTIATION WEB ID LU58745 SHANNON 61 Grey Street Located approximately 12 minutes drive 3 from Levin and 25 minutes from Palmerston North, Shannon has heaps to offer including boutique shopping, cafes and a renowned 1 Four Square superette. Properties are generally more modestly priced in Shannon making it affordable to have a great 2 lifestyle. VIEW Sunday 29 Apr 3.00 - 3.30pm Clive Williams 027 240 9265

Country manor close to town, on 4808m2 (approx 1.18acres) of north-facing pasture, offers an enviable lifestyle. Spanning 251m2 over two levels, the modern home with cathedral ceilings and neutral decor is light and airy. Rural views from the four bedrooms are delightful. The master bedroom boasts a full walk-in wardrobe and spacious ensuite with bidet. The gracious tiled family bathroom features a spa bath. Double glazing throughout provides year round comfort, complimented by a Jet Master log fire in the lounge. Bring the outdoors in by opening bi-fold doors to the sunny patio. Love the gourmet kitchen with gas hob, double oven, and family dining. VIEW Sunday 29 Apr 3.00 - 3.30pm

OPEN HOME $255,000 WEB ID LU59174 SHANNON 38 Stout Street A wonderful villa in the heart of Shannon. 2 Located across the road from the town's sports facilities, a hop, skip and a jump to grab a quick coffee from the Streetwise 1 coffee cart or milk and bread from the Foursquare, and only 10 minutes from Levin and 25 minutes from Palmerston North. 2

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WEB ID FTU61315 FOXTON BEACH 3 Hart Street What an absolute cracker of a property we have here for you. Take a look at the pictures and that's all you need to do. If they don't get you excited, nothing will. Two bedrooms, wood burner, fantastic french doors onto the north facing front deck and the same out the back to the rear deck. Very tidy throughout - no work to do. This is a genuine bach with beach feel and character. Large fully fenced 857m2 section with heaps of room out front and back, plenty of parking, room for the kids and tents galore. Doing great on Book A Bach - occupancy figures are available.

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The Moriori myth Recently Don Brash was on the radio, advocating against separate Maori wards on district councils. His argument failed, in my opinion, when he mentioned the ‘Moriori Myth’. This myth says that the Don Brash Moriori arrived before the Maori. They were a different race, may be Melanesian. The Maori wiped them out. So whatever happened to Maori, they had it coming. The truth is, Moriori are Polynesian (Maori). “Moriori” is a dialect variation on the word “Maori”. It is still unknown as to which iwi arrived first. Maori iwi and hapu massacred each other. So did the English, Irish and Scots. The Moriori massacre occurred in 1823. It was conducted by displaced members of Taranaki iwi, Ngati Mutunga and Ngati Tama. Out of 2000 Moriori, 110 survived. To blame all Maori is like blaming all the Scots for something done by MacNiesh and MacNabb. The prevalence of the Moriori Myth indicates that there is still a need for separate Maori representation, to provide understanding and protect sacred places. If there had been Maori representation on the HDC, the situation regarding the lake might not have got as bad as it did. NIGEL CAIRNS Waitarere Beach

Environment concerns Environmental concerns are arguably the most important concerns for the world after years of neglect by humans. The

rapacious use of fossil fuels to the detriment of the air we breathe and resulting in global warming is a big concern. Unfortunately, the economic policy of neo-liberalism that many governments have espoused has done little to address this problem. Rather, it has with its emphasis on unlimited growth and a religious belief in the ‘free market’ exacerbated the situation. We need to urgently address environmental concerns. In New Zealand, 20 per cent of greenhouse gases come from transport. Another 50 per cent comes from animal agriculture. To address the first issue we need to drastically cut down on the use of fossil fuels. Electric cars are one contribution to a solution. We need political leadership to help make the use of electric vehicles viable. The Horowhenua council has shown leadership in its proposal to offer some funding for the establishment of carcharging stations. I have not seen such a progressive policy from the council in the seven years I have lived in Levin. To address the second problem we need to critically look at agricultural production and our reliance on a meat-based diet. Perhaps, the council could sponsor the development of research into plant-based protein and also in its meetings offer more variety than just meat sandwiches. This might get us away from the ‘pork-barrel politics’ which David Pick (18th April) mentions in his letter on the same subject matter. REV DR GRAHAM BULL LEVIN

Where’s the seat? The public shelter and seat has gone. Gone where — not to be seen anywhere. We used to be able to sit on the seat while waiting for buses to arrive and depart. It used to be outside 65 Main St and was well used. Situated at the south end of the town. There is no shelter from rain during winter in this area and no seat. Please, bring back the shelter and its seat. BEVERLY FOWLER FOXTON


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Glass secret ingredient in concrete mix By ASHLEIGH COLLIS A specialised concrete company based in Foxton has invented an innovative new sprayable membrane, and its main ingredient is recycled glass. Mastermix has been in business for more than 20 years servicing water and wastewater, dairy, industrial, chemical and the civil infrastructure industries. Its products include fast-setting concrete, heat-resistant concrete, waterproof concrete, waterproof membranes and acid-resistant membranes. Mastermix director Steve Douglas had to go back to the drawing board when another company created a sprayable synthetic membrane which superseded one of the original Mastermix products, Armor. It wasn’t until after Mr Douglas experimented with rubber crumb, animal hair and plastics, that he discovered powdered glass was a new way forward. The new product, Shield, is 40 per cent recycled glass, formulated as a membrane replacement for Armor, which is a sand cement product used for sewer and water treatment plant repairs. The Shield product can do what Armor couldn’t — it can be sprayed on, in a thinner layer and with the same warranty. It’s currently overseas being tested for drinking water standards so it can be used in repairs of water treatment plants. “Shield sticks to anything, concrete, brick, block work and steel,” Mr Douglas said. “Armor was our first acidresistant product. We have made a lot of contracts with it, but the problem was it was very labour intensive. “We were finding we couldn’t compete with the synthetic applicators,” he said. All Mastermix products are organic, and Mr Douglas says the company remains competitive with synthetics. “Our company has been manufacturing innovative concrete mixes for years, and we have always strived to produce the best products in every category,” he said.


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Historical society’s future up in the air W

e have had a couple of meetings in Foxton lately to consider the future of the historical society that has just turned 50. It has done much to preserve and record the history of the district in that time. With the pending decision about the future of its “home”, the Foxton Court House, action is needed. At the meeting on April 17 a working party was set up to consider the whole scenario. Perhaps a summary of the society’s activities over those 50 years is a place to start. When only 1 year old, a booklet was produced called Flax Through the Century. Members began collecting information and objects and in the early 70s a museum display was set up in the Podmore Room of the Memorial Hall. This was transferred and expanded when the Court House became available and regular openings began. Members not only manned this but began to record the district’s history in more detail. Research was done especially for the publication of Foxton 1888-1988 to celebrate the borough’s centenary. The collection continued to grow and in 2000 the Archives Building was built, and records, mainly paper, were moved into it. To make the history of the Foxton township more available to the public the idea of historic signposts was put forward and adopted. There are now some 30 of these around the town centre and visitors and locals are often seen reading these. With the development of the Flax Stripper Museum and Te Awahou

FOXTON Court House long the home of Foxton’s Museum of History until earthquake risk assessments closed it in 2013. Nieuwe Stroom our collection was made available to them for their displays, further spreading the knowledge of the community about the history of “The Gateway to the Manawatu”. But what now? The working

party will need to consider several matters, probably the most pressing will be the retention of the Court House or a move to somewhere else. This committee is mostly made up of relative newcomers to our area

which is most heartening. Several live at the beach, and I have thought for some time that a record of its history and development should be written. The archives need attention and this will also be on the agenda. It

is intended to call a Special General Meeting to consider the report of the working party and to lay down a plan to ensure the continuation of the historical society and its work to preserve the history of the district.

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Dutch show on explorer for museum Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, home to Oranjehof, the national Dutch museum in Foxton, will host an 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. Co-Chair of the Dutch Connection Museum Trust, Arjan van der Boon, said the exhibition has been shown to great acclaim in the Netherlands and Tasmania. “It tells the story of what in its day was a huge journey of discovery. Two small wooden ships set out to sail some 30,000km into unknown stormy southern oceans, without the ability to know exactly where they were. They travelled almost one 10th of the distance to the moon. And that exciting story is told from the everyday perspective of the barber who also acted as the doctor, the carpenter, and the navigator who was responsible for getting everyone home again,” he said. The exhibition explores everyday life and the hardships on board, as well

Celebrating everything that’s Dutch

as the crew’s encounter with Ngāti Tūmatakōkiri in Mohua/Golden Bay, on and December 18 and 19, 1642. Mr van der Boon said the exhibition’s connection with both Dutch and Māori heritage emphasises the partnership at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, which also houses Piriharakeke Generation Inspiration Centre, a Māori museum, art and learning centre. The exhibition will be opened at noon on Saturday April 28 by Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Rob Zaagman, and attended by Mayor of Horowhenua Michael Feyen. The opening coincides with the Big (“Orange”) Dutch Day Out celebrated around Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom and De Molen, to celebrate the Dutch King Willem Alexander’s Birthday. Entry to the exhibition is free. The exhibition runs until Sunday July 22.


WHEN visiting Foxton this Saturday, dress in something orange and win a prize. Don’t forget Foxton’s Orange Day in honour of everything Dutch tomorrow, April 28, at De Molen. De Molen’s Big Dutch Day Out is a celebration of its 15th birthday, it officially opened in April 2003, as well as the coronation and the birthday (April 27) of the Dutch King. Traditional Dutch games, Dutch food and a tour of the upper levels of de Molen and learn more about the full scale operational stone flour mill. The Dutch street organ will play traditional Dutch folk songs and there is a prize for the best Orange outfit.

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Beach community centre growing Merle Hoseason (left) and Val Hayes of the Foxton beach Community Centre with one of their health shuttles.

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Foxton Beach’s Community Centre has been around for a few decades, and with an expanding community the need for more services and more volunteers is growing as rapidly, say president Val Hayes and secretary Merle Hoseason. “It all started in a double garage in 1989,” said Mrs Hayes, who’s been involved with the community centre for the past nine years. “We wanted a venue for older residents to get together, like a drop-in centre. We always had coffee and tea. In those days we did trips too. The vehicle we had was also used to do medical trips. People were stuck in Foxton beach. In those days many women couldn’t drive and were stranded when they lost their husbands.” The centre now has three vans, mostly used to take people to the hospital or a doctor. They offer a door-to-door

service for hospital appointments in Palmerston North, Wellington, Levin and Foxton. Clients come from Himatangi, Foxton and Foxton Beach, Waitarere, Shannon and Levin. “Most people can drive now, so there is no need for trips, though a few use the shuttle to go shopping or to get to day care” The Foxton Beach Community Centre has a small op-shop and also offers space for other services. Every Wednesday there is a nurse and the cervical screening service also uses the centre. There is a counsellor and the drug and alcohol services use the centre and on Saturday morning there is a Tai Chi class. They also buy in frozen meals that people can buy from them which can be delivered to your door. Anybody can use the services. The centre is open Monday to Friday from

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9am to 2pm. Most of its own services are free of charge, and the health shuttle requires a donation. Any private services that operate from the centre have their own fees. You need to give the health shuttle 24 hour’s notice and bookings are essential. Two drivers are available each day. The centre would like to have more volunteers, if you have an hour or two to spare. “If you can listen, answer the phone, take notes and appointments, you can do this,” said Merle Hoseason. Many volunteers do a day or half a day at a time. We are all retired.” The centre has an AGM on June 16 and its 18 volunteers are preparing for big celebrations as the centre will be 30 next year. ■ The Foxton beach Community Centre is at 108 Seabury Avenue, ph 06 363-8387.

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Plant now for spring S

weet peas are delightful and very popular plants that combine delicate and very pretty flowers with a beautiful fragrance. St Patrick’s Day (March 17) has been the traditional day to sow sweet peas, however it’s often best to wait for cooler conditions in April. In warmer areas, sow sweet peas later still in May. There are gorgeous sweet pea varieties to suit most climates and gardens, whether you want to cover a fence, have room in a garden bed for a sweet pea tepee or fill a container or hanging basket on a sunny veranda or balcony. Follow these easy steps to create a beautiful sweet pea display: 1. Sow seed around 25mm deep into a garden bed or pot, firm down and water in well. If your soil is acidic (has a low pH) also apply some Yates Hydrangea Pinking Liquid Lime and Dolomite. This will help to raise the soil pH (make it more alkaline), which sweet peas prefer. 2. Only water again sparingly until seedlings emerge in around 2 weeks time. Too moist soil can lead to the seeds rotting. 3. Once the seedlings are around 5cm tall, start feeding each week with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food. This fast acting complete fertiliser provides nitrogen for healthy leaf growth, phosphorus for strong root development and potassium for lots of lovely sweet pea flowers. 4. Tall varieties will need to be grown on a frame, trellis or tepee. Young seedlings may need to be supported with small twigs or bamboo skewers until they can reach their trellis.

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5. Sweet peas take around 12-14 weeks to flower. Don’t forget to cut handfuls of deliciously scented flowers for a vase.

Cool salvias Salvias are fantastic low maintenance, dry tolerant plants that bring rich floral colour to both modern and cottage style gardens. The flowers, which come in a beautiful range of colours including soft lilac, deepest purple, magenta, pink and crisp white, attract birds, bees and other beneficial insects. When planting salvias into a garden bed, enrich the soil first with some Yate Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food. When planted into a pot, use a good quality potting mix like Yates Premium Potting Mix. Once the plants are established, feed each week with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food. It’s rich in potassium to promote lots of flowers. Keep young plants wellwatered but once the’re established they’ll be dry as well as frost tolerant. Prune these salvias back after the main flowering flush to help promote further flowering and a tidier habit.

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They look fantastic when grown as a border or massed planting but are equally suited to a container. They’re drought hardy once established and easy to maintain. Just cut them back by around a third in late winter or early spring to help keep them looking tidy and compact. Flower Carpet roses come in a range of gorgeous colours, including rich red, buttery yellow, crisp white, peach and pastel and bright pink. When planting a new Flower Carpet rose, mix some Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food into the planting hole. This helps increase the amount of organic matter in the soil, which attracts earthworms and soil microbes, helps retain moisture and nutrients in the soil and promotes better soil structure. Yates Dynamic Lifter will also provide the rose with slow release organic nutrients as it establishes. In spring, start feeding the Flower Carpet rose each week with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food, to help promote healthy foliage growth and lots of beautiful flowers.

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and Simple Baby Advice That Stands the Test of Time Do you listen to the new advice or the old advice? Many times, the old advice and traditional ways of doing things work well. But then, new research comes out and you want to do the next best practice. Today in this post, I want to talk about simple baby advice that has stood the test of time that has not changed with decades or new research. Simple things for mothers to know that are timeless.

Meet Baby’s Needs Predictably The first thing is to meet baby’s needs predictably. If you don’t choose how and when to meet baby’s needs with regularity you’ll end up trying to interpret baby’s cries all day long. You don’t need to be at the mercy of trying to guess what baby needs. You know what baby needs. Give it to her before she has to cry for it. Meet baby’s needs predictably: • Feed them full feeds so their tummies are full • Put them down to nap when it’s time for them to nap • Change their diapers and keep them at an appropriate temperature • Give plenty of cuddles and hugs If you do these things predictably, you’ll cut down on crying and fussing significantly. In fact, you’ll end up with a baby that cries very little.

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Do Not Forsake Routine Research is unanimous: There has not been a single study come out by a reputable source that says that routine is not good for babies. It has all shown that for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and children on up, routines are key. Routines bring security, stability, and predictability. Routines help your baby know what’s coming next. If you feed your baby around 3 p.m. on a regular basis, Baby soon begins waking at 3 p.m. ready to feed. Baby’s metabolism begins to adjust to the routine you have established. Days become predictable, peaceful, and you don’t have to guess what baby needs. Although interruptions do happen, when you have a routine, you begin to recognize what baby needs: Baby’s crying, but this is when we normally feed so he’s probably hungry. Baby’s getting a bit fussy and rubbing his eyes. This is when I normally put him down for a rest so I know he’s tired. Keeping a routine helps you to meet your baby’s exact needs in a timely manner without the mystery. Because you meet his needs with regularity you get tuned into baby’s needs in an eerily accurate way. Extract from source: baby-advice/


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Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

Psychologist gives his rules to live by 12 Rules For Life By Jordan B Peterson, Penguin, $40 .................................................... Jordan Peterson is an acclaimed clinical psychologist who has reshaped the modern understanding of personality. In this book he draws on topics from the Bible, mythology and some of the greatest philosophers to press home his points. He says happiness is a pointless goal. Instead we should be looking for meaning as a defence against suffering that is intrinsic to our existence. He uses 12 basic Rules for Life, and writes a chapter on each. He draws many of his conclusions from his own experiences. During his lifetime Peterson has flown a stunt plane, been a dishwasher, gas jockey, bartender, cook, beekeeper, labourer, railway line worker among other occupations. As a Harvard professor he is regarded by his current students at the University of Toronto as a truly life changing teacher. I have been reading this book for over two weeks. It is not a book to curl up with. It takes quite a lot of digesting. I think I would have done better with the simplified version. Yet for all that his messages are loud and clear. He has been criticised for his outspoken criticism of political correctness. He feels we are now discarding traditions which have been the cornerstone of our societies for eons. He also feels that we are going to live to rue the day that so many of our sexual mores are being discarded. Most importantly he talks about taking responsibility for oneself. He feels we have been living in a spoonfed society where it is too easy to blame others for situations we don’t deal with. My own feeling reading this was that he was trying to get across the message that we can only better society by bettering ourselves and it is up to oneself to do this. — Margaret Reilly

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Cache of letters lead to 2 books in BRIEF retracing family history JUST FOR KIDS


Arlo and Ginkgo Tree By Sophie Siers, Illustrated by Kate Twhigg, Millwood Press, $19.95 .................................................... A charming story about a little boy sitting in tree at the bottom of the garden. He holds on tight and watches as two little birds build a nest and fill it with eggs. He watches as the eggs hatch and the adult birds work hard to feed their babies. He watches as butterflies visit the tree and the chicks grow and fly away. Amazing illustrations bring this sweet story to life.


HEN WRITER, film director and historian Peter Wells found some letters while cleaning out his mother’s home he realised he had his hands on something pretty special. Through the letters he was able to retrace his family history. I asked him some questions: Tell us about the moment you found the letters that formed the base of Dear Oliver. There wasn’t one moment. As anyone knows who has ever cleared out a house you find things incrementally. At the time a friend advised me to put anything of importance into a box and to look at it later. This is the best advice anyone can have, clearing out a house. Otherwise you tend to get carried away, throwing things out. It was only when I looked into the contents of the box much later that I realised I had a wonderful cache of letters. What was the most surprising thing you learned about your family’s history? There were all the usual things you find in any family — adultery, madness, unhappiness as well as the opposites, love, compassion and understanding. I wasn’t actually surprised as any family is a collection of traits and it would be a very boring family of which you could only say — they were normal and happy and never did anything of interest. It wouldn’t make much of a book. What is it about history that you love? History is storytelling with detective skills required. You are always on the hunt for clues and history is only today turned into yesterday. I love the richness of history and the way people reveal themselves through actions and things like letters. Do you think the written letter will ever make a comeback? The written letter is an absolute necessity when sending a message to someone who is grieving. I don’t think the written letter, otherwise, will come back but you never know. We all might

— Linda Hall


AUTHOR: Peter Wells.

Dear Oliver By Peter Wells Massey University Press, $39.99

get really sick of technology or become disillusioned as with Facebook which has, in certain ways, replaced the letter. We’ve gone back to people hand making bread so who knows. What would you say to parents of young children to encourage them to read “real” books to their children? Books nourish the mind and feed the imagination. Without imagination we won’t survive as humans. So reading to children, and reading as children is adding


to the happiness of the world and nourishing the future. Also, being read to is one of the most wonderful (and cheapest) things in the world. Books seem to be holding their own in our very digital world. Why do you think that is? The book as an object is a great thing. You hold it in your hand. You remember where you were in a book. You can turn the pages or go back through the pages. It’s physical, tangible, you can pop it in a bag or a purse, and, moreover, a book is friendly, like a cat waiting for you at the gate or a dog by the door. What do you like to do to relax? I enjoy gardening, walking by the sea and, surprise, reading. What’s next on the agenda for you? A long period of relaxation with nobody asking ‘what’s next’.

If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch, Penguin, $37 .................................................... Emily Koch’s If I Die Before I Wake is one of those books where you are truly hanging in there for an outcome in the plot that may or may not happen, and it’s got you entrapped as each new page begins. Everyone believes that Alex is in a coma following the accident, apparently paralysed and non compos mentis. He is on life support and his family are reluctant to turn it off, living in hope that he will “wake up”. The family and his girlfriend Bea visit often and share their thoughts and lives with him. The thing is, Alex can hear, can think, can remember, but is totally unable to communicate. Alex also figures out that it wasn’t an accident that brought him to the hospital. Months go by, with little progress, despite the doctors trying every method they can think of to determine whether Alex is brain dead, or otherwise. This is a remarkable debut novel by Emily Koch, real edgeof-your-seat plotting and narrative. — Tony Nielsen

Wildboy’s adventures ‘Airport’ book but hard to put down Wildboy to the Edge and Back By Brando Yelavich, Penguin, $35 ............................................................. In 2013 Brando Yelavich was a teenager going nowhere fast — until he set himself the goal of walking around the coast of New Zealand. He completed the walk, sorted his head, wrote a book and embarked upon some further education in outdoor guiding. He then decided to walk around Stewart Island. He set about gaining sponsorship and planning for the trip. He knew it would be tough, but that was what appealed to him. That, and spending 31 days in the bush, relying on his own inner strength and physical fitness to survive. This new book describes his Stewart Island adventures. The highs and lows, the people he meets along

the way, and, ultimately, the completion of his journey. As someone who has spent time in New Zealand’s back country, including Stewart Island, I was astonished at how illprepared, ill-equipped and underprovisioned Yelavich was. Without the generosity and preparedness of other trampers, hunters and DoC workers he met, he would have been unlikely to have survived. So this is not a survival guide for the outdoors, but it is the documentation of a steep learning curve and personal growth.

— Lynda Stallworthy

NYPD RED5 By James Patterson and Marshall Kapp, Penguin, $37 .............................................. I am usually a bit critical about authors like James Patterson who seem to churn out books regularly and I do call them airport books. I was pretty well at the bottom of my pile of unread books and picked up NYPD RED and I have to say I really enjoyed it. Airport books or not, I don’t think it would have distracted me from the awful drop coming out of Wellington airport a week ago but certainly would have been distracting

for the rest of the trip back to Hamilton. There is a rather clever bomber on the loose in New York City. It seems he is targeting specific victims, all of who are rich and famous. Enter partners Zac and Kyle, two detectives specifically trained to work with the rich and the famous. As the storyline progresses it becomes apparent this is some sort of vendetta being played out. At the same time a young girl has been brutally murdered in what appears to be some deviant sexual

fantasy. Zac and Kyle have trouble on their hands. The chapters are short. The action pacey and the dialogue punchy for lack of a better word. The twists keep coming and it was hard to put down. I still would not put James Patterson in my top three detective category, but I can see why he sells. Books are like movies. They don’t all have to be all five stars to enjoy them. Patterson’s books have sold in excess of 350 million copies. He is the most borrowed author in UK. — Margaret Reilly

Dumplings a favourite V

ANESSA BAXTER believes that barriers are broken when young people and adults cook together. Walls come down, children are so focused on the cooking on hand that they start to open up and relax and talk freely. Vanessa’s new cookbook The Fearless Kitchen encourages parents to bring their children into the kitchen and bond through cooking together.

CRISPY PORK DUMPLINGS My kids absolutely love dumplings. These are their goto snack for after school or sport. They are filling and delicious, so seem to hit the spot no matter what the time of day. We can eat them for breakfast or dinner, and the kids will often cook themselves a plateful for afternoon tea. We love them with pork the most, although the sweetness of red bean paste is a favourite for the boys, too. You will be surprised at how super-easy they are to make, and the kids love to help. With regards to the seasonings, don’t panic if you don’t have all of these. Basically you want something salty, and most people will have soy sauce. The sesame oil gives it a nutty Asian kick; use peanut oil if you have it and want a substitute. The sake is something I add for a little sweetness and depth of flavour. You could add a Chinese rice wine instead, or even 2 tsp rice wine vinegar and 1 tsp sugar. The rice flour pulls the ingredients together, so if you need to you can substitute with potato starch or cornflour.

INGREDIENTS 1 packet round dumpling wrappers (usually 60 in a pack) 1 ⁄4 red cabbage (or green) a bunch of fresh coriander, roots and leaves 1 red chilli 2cm ginger 1 clove garlic 200g pork mince cooking oil, for frying Seasonings: 2 Tbsp soy sauce; 2 tsp sesame oil; 2 tsp cooking sake (or mirin); 1 Tbsp fish sauce; 1 Tbsp rice flour

METHOD Hand-chop the cabbage into small pieces. I don’t like to use a food processor, as it minces it too finely so that it loses the textural crunch. Finely chop the coriander roots and a handful of the leaves. Chop the red chilli (and choose large or small, depending on whether your children can handle heat well). Peel the ginger and chop finely. Crush the garlic clove. Mix everything together in a bowl with the pork mince. Measure out your seasonings and add to the bowl. Take the dumpling wrappers and have a small bowl of roomtemperature fresh water in front of you. Take a small teaspoon-size of

FamilyNotices Deaths

CLEMENT, Jack Coleman. Passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 24, 2018, at home, aged 84 years. Dearly loved partner of Nancy and loved husband of the late Nyra. Loved father and father-inlaw of Colin, Brian and Jane, Trisha and Steve. Loved grandfather, and great grandfather to all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. A service for Jack will be held at The Funeral Home, 545 Queen Street, Levin, on Monday April 30, 2018, at 11:00am. Thereafter private cremation at the Avenue Crematorium Levin.

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the mixture and place in the centre of the dumpling wrapper. Wet your index finger in the water and run it around the edge of the wrapper. Pinch the wrapper closed to seal the edges. You can try to pleat it, or simply close it — this is only a presentation difference and will not affect the taste. There are many different ways to cook dumplings, and I use different ways depending on where I am, how many I am trying to cook, or what end result I am trying to achieve. My kids cook their own dumplings, so I am going to give you their method because this is probably the best for 1 or 2 serves (around 12-15 dumplings) and is simple and effective. Take a flat-based frying pan with a decent deep side. Drop in enough oil to just cover the base of the pan. Heat the oil until it shimmers, and then carefully pop in the dumplings. Make sure each dumpling has its own space. You can fit them all in lined up, but not on top of each other! Now pour in enough water to add 1cm of liquid into the pan. Have the heat on a medium temperature, and pop a lid over the top. Allow the dumplings to cook for 4 minutes. Remove the lid and cook until the water has evaporated in the pan. If you leave them in for a few extra minutes at the end, the leftover oil should caramelise on the bases of the dumplings. The insides will have cooked in the steam, and you will have a perfect dumpling. Serve on their own or with extra soy or chilli sauce. — makes 60

DEMONSTRATIONS Vanessa will be doing free cooking demonstrations at the following Kitchen Things: ■ May 7, 4pm, 9 Maire Street, Null, Palmerston North ■ May 9, 4pm, 20 Munroe Street, Napier South, Napier

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BENEFIELD, Phil. 30~4~1987 To us he was someone special, Someone set apart, His memory will live forever, Engraved within our hearts. Love Phil, Tracey, Jacob and Isaac. xxxx

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Friend of Te Waiora Te Waiora – Your Community Health Service is registered as a Very Low Cost Access (VLCA) Practice. This means that by being a Very Low Cost Access practice, we have an enrolled population of 50% or more high needs patients within health, social and other areas; we have agreed to maintain patient fees at a low level. With this in mind, Te Waiora recognises that there are members of our community that are in a financial position to support our high needs population in a meaningful way. “Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu” refers to a whakatauki (proverb) which means no matter how small a contribution, it is valued and appreciated. Therefore, Te Waiora would like to extend an invitation to members of our community who are prepared to give a koha or donation to the practice to support some of our high needs population. If you are interested about becoming a ‘Friend of Te Waiora’ please contact Chris Clement our Kaiārahi (Operations Manager) on 06 363 6030.


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Friday, April 27, 2018


Players make Hurricanes Horowhenua Kapiti players Aaron Lahmert, Ryan Shelford, Scott Cameron and Willie Paia’aua made the Hurricanes Development XV that played the Sunwolves at Levin Domain last night. All four have been selected after a spirited 2017 Heartland campaign along with strong starts to the HKRFU Club Rugby competition in 2018. The four Horowhenua Kapiti players are all part of the Horowhenua Kapiti Heartland leadership group and Horowhenua Kapiti Heartland coach Chris Wilton, said the players could use the experience of being part of a Hurricanes team and would take that experience back to the Heartland side. Coach Chris Wilton said he was was pleased for the players selected and looked forward to drawing on their experience. “It is a great build-up for them as we head into a week together as a Heartland squad in preparation for our defence of the PGG Wrightson Cup against Wairarapa Bush at Westpac Stadium on May 5,” Wilton said. Along with the four Horowhenua Kapiti players, the squad also featured two other Heartland players, Patrick Allen from East Coast and Lindsay Horrocks from Wanganui.

SPORTS RESULTS ■ RUGBY HKRFU Premier Club Rugby Results Thursday 19th April At Playford Park: Shannon 31 (T. Woodmass, E. Wade, B. Huthnance, T. Whareaitu tries; B. Huthnance 4 con, pen) v Athletic 25 (J. Vunisa try; S. MacGregor con, 6 pen). HT: 7-7. Saturday 21st April At Waikanae Park: Waikanae 23 (A. Fox, K. Van Gaalen tries; E. Reti 2 con, 3 pen) v COB 18 (W. Paia’aua, A. Ackerman tries; H. Henare con, pen, S. Solomona pen). HT: 14-10. At Easton Park: Foxton 23 (C. Paki, A. Katoa, M. Pearce tries; B. Gregory con, 2 pen) v Paraparaumu 17 (P. Goldsmith, D. Thompson tries; S. McBride 2 con, pen). HT: 5-10. At Otaki Domain: Toa 17 (M. Fermanis, M. Wineera, P. Arthur tries; R. Bishop con) v Rahui 8 (L. Kemp try; T. Manga pen). HT: 7-8.


HOROWHENUA Kapiti Heartland team captain Ryan Shelford.

HOROWHENUA Kapiti prop Scott Cameron.

HOROWHENUA Kapiti’s Aaron Lahmert.

HOROWHENUA Kapiti player Willie Paia’aua is a key try scorer.

College Old Boys edged at Waikanae

Levin Golf Club Tuesday mid-week men Par competition 1st Richard Young 3 up. 2nd equal Owen Bonis, Peter Clarke and Brian O’Donnell 2 up. Marcus Anderson and Bruce Smith 1 up. Wednesday Women. 1st Cheryl Arthur 71 net. Judith Walton 72. Shirley Calder 75 and Margaret Hooper 76. Thursday nine hole mixed stableford Both John Hailwood and Valerie Dobson 21. Helen Veerbeek and Bill Bradley 20. Bo Arwidson 17. Early starters. Owen Bonis 42 stableford points. Mike Atkins 41. Ray Harvey 38. All on 37 were Tony Welch, Fred James, Ron Gibbard, Alastair Woodfield and Ray Grout. Late starters. John Saulbrey 2 up on Par. Mark Duston and Klaas DeGraaff all square. Nathan Murray 2 down. Saturday Women. 1st Rosie Priest. 2nd Sue Staples. 3rd Cath Smith. 4th equal Iris Wehipeihana and Diane Dunlop. The Men’s Club Competition was a stableford. 1st equal Brian Wicker and Graeme Cliff 38 points. Mark Duston 37. Les Arthur and Nathan Murray 36. Ray Grout 35. John Fisher 34. ■ Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 May is the Annual Summerset by the Ranges sponsored Men’s and Women’s Veteran’s match play tournament. This is open to all Women 50 years and older and Men older than 55. Closing date for entries is May 2nd. Just contact Annemarie at the office to get involved. Buckley Gold Club: April 22 PICARD CUP Nett. Kelvin Blayney. 59 Bernie Wildbore. 68 Rob Ormsby. 70 Scott Purcell. 71 John Mckenzie. 71 Kerry Moore. 72 Rick Judd. 72 Joe Winiata. 73 Kevin Shields. 73 No twos. Jackpot not struck.

SPORTS DRAWS ■ RUGBY HRFU Premier Saturday April 28, 2.45pm kick-off Levin Domain: COB v Rahui Te Atiawa Park: Toa v Waikanae Paraparaumu Domain: Paraparaumu v Athletic Shannon Domain: Shannon v Foxton HRFU Senior Reserves Saturday 28 April, 1 pm kick-off Levin Domain: COB v Rahui Toa has a Bye Paraparaumu Domain: Paraparaumu v Wanderers Shannon Domain: Shannon v Foxton

■ ROLLER DERBY COLLEGE Old Boys and Waikanae played at Waikanae Park last weekend. Waikanae won 23-18.

Saturday April 28 Roller Derby Tournament featuring Stealth Bombers, Sirens of Smaash, BCR Twisted Sisters and Whenua Fatales Horowhenua Events Centre, Victoria St, Levin from 12 noon. Entry $5, U12s free.

SUBMITTING RESULTS Horowhenua Chronicle welcomes sports copy and encourages clubs to send their reports to Keep your report or results brief. Always start with the name of the club and then the sport. Clearly indicate different tournament, classes, divisions. Please check spelling of all names. Do not use & but use and. Dates should be written as July 10, 2015 and numbers 1-9 should always be spelled out one, two etc except in scores. Numbers 10 and above are written as numerals. Do not use the Tab key or make bullet pointed lists. Please leave out any fullstops after initials. Sports results are just that - results not thank you letters. Read your report out loud before you send it — to check that it makes sense and reads okay. Sports reports will be edited for style and length and sponsor's name will be used only if it is the actual name of the event.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Horowhenua Chronicle

Young William already a winner on fairways



William Dunsmore (7) played at Manawatu Golf Club in Palmerston North last Sunday in the McDonald’s Junior Masters at their club and won his division. William is seven years old and already a competent golfer with great course management. He shot a 46 and scored 21 stableford points that day.


Big yard of weaner bulls at Rongotea sale Rongotea By Darryl Harwood NZFLL On a change of sale day there was a large yarding of both 2-year and weaner bulls at Rongotea. 2 year white face steers 425 kg — 615 kg made up to $1585 ($2.09 — $2.58). 2 year Friesian bulls 422 kg — 485 kg made up to $1180 ($2.37 — $2.47), white face bulls 325 kg — 412 kg made up to $1060 ($2.00 — $2.57) and Murray Grey bulls 430 kg made $1090 ($2.53). Angus cross bulls 380 kg — 423 kg made up to $1020 ($2.41 —

$2.53), Jersey bulls 341 kg — 470 kg made up to $960 ($2.04) and cross bred bulls 418 kg — 445 kg made up to $1005 ($2.20 — $2.33). 18 month cross bred heifers 200 kg — 380 kg made up to $775 ($2.04 — $2.25). Weaner white face steers 142 kg — 252 kg made up to $760 ($3.02 — $4.17), Angus cross steers 157 kg — 175 kg made up to $500 ($2.57 — $3.18) and Friesian steers 168 kg made $410 ($2.44). Weaner Friesian bulls 154 kg — 226 kg made up to $785 ($2.58 — $3.80), white face bulls 140 kg — 275 kg made up to $765 ($2.20 — $2.86) and Murray Grey bulls

135 kg made $400 ($2.96). Weaner white face heifers 98 kg — 302 kg made up to $700 ($2.31 — $3.99) and Angus cross heifers 125 kg — 245 kg made up to $595 ($1.96 — $2.43). Friesian boner cows 385 kg — 597 kg made up to $1010 ($1.45 — $1.69). Mixed sex lambs made $100 — $149. Friesian bull calves made $120 — $275 and white face bull calves made $130 — $235. Angus cross bull calves made $150 and Speckle Park cross bull calves made $180. White face heifer calves made $150 — $305, Angus cross heifer

calves made $140 and Speckle Park cross heifer calves made $240. ■ Disclaimer: This information is derived from NZ Farmers Livestock Ltd ’s auction records. While all care has been taken by NZ Farmers Livestock Limited to compile this information, (E & OE), NZ Farmers Livestock Limited and its employees take no responsibility for its accuracy, and no warranty is expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability or usefulness of the information.

Levin Levin Sale was well attended, people were looking for replacement stock. 4 day old calves Freis bulls $220 — $270, smaller $150 — $200, F/H bulls $200 — $250, f/h Hfrs $220 — $270, xbred $100 — $150. Sheep – fat ewes $100 — $130, fat lambs $100 — $130, store lambs $60 — $100. Store cattle – rsg 2yr strs $1000, rsg 2yr hfrs xbred $900, 15mth Charolis hfrs $750, wnr strs $600 — $800, wnr hfrs Angus $780, wnr hfrs Charolis $650, smaller sorts $430 — $530. A strong demand for all classes of livestock.

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Matt and Jade Coley in their distinctive white vans sporting big blue bubbles are usually noticed somewhere in Manawatu or Horowhenua. Matt has been in the plumbing trade for more than 25 years, starting Go with the Flow Levin Ltd almost 10 years ago. Specialising in bathroom and kitchen work and renovations, Matt can offer his customers all manner of plumbing and gas fitting renovation, repairs and maintenance services, including emergency work. Gas fitting includes LPG and natural gas infinity installations. Matt has no problem working at heights, is happy to repair roofing and spouting, and is equally happy down at ground level to sort any blocked sewer or storm water drain using CCTV and drain location devices to find the cause. Matt prides himself on giving his customers the personal touch. He believes

in getting straight to the point, and that his honesty and workmanship is reflected in repeat business and referrals. In fact, Matt is sought after by many local and out of town landlords and property managers to fix their plumbing problems. It seems nothing is too much trouble for Matt. “Focusing my whole work life on renovation and maintenance has taught me a lot. I don’t think there is any question I couldn’t answer in that field,” Matt said. “When people ring me for a job I answer the phone and they can talk to me. “I believe in the personal touch and a lot of my customers become friends.” ■ Call Matt to discuss all your plumbing needs, to book a job or for a free quote on 021 675-337 or (06) 367-8111.

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UDI IS doubling the appeal of its high performance RS 5 with a five-door Sportback version that will join the two-door RS 5 Coupe which launched in New Zealand late in 2017. The RS 5 Sportback made its global debut at the recent New York International Auto Show. It’s the first time Audi has offered an RS 5 in five-door configuration to provide performance car enthusiasts seeking quattro allwheel-drive performance with the 2.9 TFSI V6 engine as a five-door

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