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Rare pup brazenly taken By PAUL WILLIAMS A rare and expensive puppy taken in broad daylight from a Levin house this week has still not been found, with fears he could be used by gangs for fighting. A heart-felt plea for his safe return by the puppy’s owner multiplied in a short time when a photograph was shared thousands of times all over New Zealand on social media. Neighbours saw a man jump the back fence to the property in Levin’s north-west on Tuesday afternoon before running out the front door with the puppy under his arm. Witnesses said the man, wearing a red sweater, then jumped into a white Nissan which sped off down the road. The dog’s owner, Larraine Clark, posted a photo of T-Bone on social media with a plea for his return and asking the public for any information that would lead to the dog’s return. T-Bone was a Dogue de Bordeaux estimated to be worth $5000. Social media soon exploded with photographs of the fourmonth old pup, as people concerned for its safety wanted to help find his captors. Ms Clark was contacted by Horowhenua Chronicle but did not want to talk about her ordeal. Levin Police were keen for any information about the theft but were also open to the possibility it was a civil matter and that the offender could be known to Ms Clark. T-Bone was on loan to Ms Clark from Ashburton breeder Laura Kennedy, who was

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T-Bone, a rare and expensive puppy, was stolen from a Levin house in broad daylight on Tuesday.

distraught to learn he was missing. Ms Kennedy said she sent T-Bone north so that he could compete in North Island shows one day, in a co-owning arrangement with Ms Clark. He

would be returned to her for breeding purposes. T-Bone was her pride and joy and she described him as her best dog. “I’m devastated. I can’t really do much,” she said. “I’m pretty

speechless...stunned.” Ms Kennedy feared for T-Bone’s safety as she said sometimes dogs were stolen and used by gangs for fighting. She said Ms Clark had phoned her three days earlier concerned

that she felt uneasy about someone hanging around her property, and was considering taken him into hiding. “They’re overgrown teddy bears. They look after you and are good family pets. They only look scary when they are fully grown,” she said. “It’s got nothing to do with the money for me. I don’t breed for the sake of breeding. They’re not in kennels.” “But they are definitely trained to be a fighting dog in gangs, and that’s what scares me.” T-Bone had not yet been micro-chipped although Ms Kennedy said she had DNA samples of both his mother and father, both champion show dogs. Dogue de Bordeaux are said to have the largest head of any breed in the world, in proportion to the rest of their body. Fully grown males can weigh more than 50kg. It is described as a wellbalanced, muscular dog of powerful build. The breed went through a population explosion in the US after the release of cult movie Turner and Hooch in 1989, about a policeman and his canine partner, a Dogue de Bordeaux. The breed originated in ancient France and was first exhibited in 1863, although it wasn’t until the 1960s that numbers began to increase worldwide. They were originally bred to pull heavy objects and guard the flocks and castles of the European elite. ■ As this edition of Horowhenua Chronicle went to print, T-Bone had not been found.

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New debt counselling service in Levin busy By PAUL WILLIAMS A new debt advice service helping families in Levin is at capacity already just months after opening its doors. The books at the local branch of Christians Against Poverty (CAP), a national debt counselling charity, were full since it opened its first debt centre in Queen St late last year. The CAP centre in Levin was one of 46 nationwide and with the pressures of the recent Christmas spend coming to bear early in the New Year, their presence was timely. Levin CAP debt centre manager Jacqui Blyton said resources meant they were limited as to how many families were on the books at one time. CAP was helping almost 600

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families nationwide and in the last 10 years had assisted 1300 clients with their debt obligations. Mrs Blyton said the programme could be lifechanging for a family struggling with debt. “I volunteer my time because I’m passionate about it ...I ‘m passionate about helping families,” she said. “I feel I need to help people, because I’m a Christian. “We are non-judgmental,” she said, with the approach focusing more about the solution and the path out of debt rather than delving too deeply into why or how that debt had occurred. “We don’t want to look at reasons why as it then becomes more of a blame thing ... we don’t necessarily look at why it’s happening. There can often be many social issues involved. There is no blaming whatsoever. “It’s been an eye-opener. There is a lot of people in debt in New Zealand.

“What holds people back from getting help in lots of ways is a feeling of embarrassment, of saying ‘I am in this situation’. “Most people are working which shows you it is tough out there.” A debt coach would visit new clients with their families in their homes to help understand their financial situation. “For some people it could be two or three or four years before they are out of debt.” While the service was churchbased, she said there was no pressure put on clients to convert to Christianity. “We would love to see them come to the faith but don’t pressure anybody to come to church or become Christian.” Professionally-trained credit liaison officers at head office would negotiate with creditors on a client’s behalf, offering payments that were affordable. The organisation began in the UK in 1986 and had been in New Zealand since 2007.

Waitarere lifesaver performs well at regional champs The sole representative from Waitarere Beach Surf Lifesaving Club performed well at the Central Regional Championships and Surf Boat

Series at Ōakura, near New Plymouth, at the weekend. Thomas Harding, 15, finished second in the 2km men’s open running event and fifth in the

under 16 age group event. The Palmerston North Boys High School student joined lifeguards from Auckland to Christchurch to find the most

skilled at a range of surf lifesaving sports at the event. There were 316 athletes from 17 clubs that took part in the summer competition.

Many of the surf lifesaving athletes were gearing up for the TSB New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships in March.

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Shannon artist’s vision wrought by heat and hammer By PAUL WILLIAMS A fledgling Shannon artist is not afraid to slip into a pair of overalls and grab a hammer in the pursuit of artistic expression. In her studio Teresa Ramakers called on all manner of industrial tools in bringing a vision to life, including using heat and hammers on metal for her latest work titled Ladyhawke. “I find that when I create a large sculpture, I almost have to think like an engineer,” she said. “That is the most challenging part for me. How will the material hold up in the elements, or how do I attach copper to concrete.” Ladyhawke was a visually breath-taking sculpture standing at least 1.8m high, a work that had taken inspiration from her favourite movie of the same name, starring Matthew Broderick, Michelle Pfeiffer and Rutger Hauer. She had watched the movie countless times and had the soundtrack. Describing herself as a multi-media artist, she said there were many of her own works on display and for sale at the gallery, ranging from large sculptures to garden mosaics, some that used coloured glass. Ms Ramakers said she was inspired by thinking of ways to create sculptures or garden art that was completely original. That made it hard when it came time to sell her work as the emotional investment was hard to quantify in monetary terms. “Everything I create is connected to the

I find that when I create a large sculpture, I almost have to think like an engineer.

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heart,” she said. “It has taken so much time and love and effort, you can’t put a dollar value on it. When they are gone, you really miss them. “It’s difficult to disconnect at the end of the day. I get into a real vibe when producing work.” Ms Ramakers opened Phoenix Gallery last month and it had met with good patronage since. People were free to wander and the openness of the gallery meant they could watch her in her work. “That gives it another element,” she said. Looking around the studio it was unique — there was a vice, hot knife, glass cutters, a soldering iron, hammers, a blow torch, sandpaper, turpentine, plastic buckets and bags of mortar. Ms Ramakers said the gallery strived to have high quality work at all times and featured work from other artists including Sue Lund, Mark Dimmock, Bill Davies and other eclectic artwork for sale from NZ artists. Phoenix Gallery is on Facebook where it lists items for sale. The gallery is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Shannon artist Teresa Ramakers is not afraid of putting on overalls and firing up a blowtorch to craft work at her newly opened Phoenix Gallery.


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Focus on Lake Horowhenua after poll shows its importance By PAUL WILLIAMS Being able to swim in Lake Horowhenua and having rivers safe for recreational activity is a hot topic, according to a new survey — and a local politician has welcomed the results. The findings were part of a nation-wide Colmar Brunton poll conducted in December that showed New Zealanders saw the state of lakes and rivers as the most important issue facing the country. Horowhenua District councillor Victoria KayeSimmons welcomed the poll results as it shone light on an important issue in her home patch — the restoration of Lake Horowhenua. “Ideally having recreational activity on the lake as soon as possible is a goal,” she said. “Once this is achieved, then collecting kai and swimming will hopefully be next for the lake.” “Our environment, especially our lakes, rivers and streams, have been waiting a long to time to be number one on the list of importance.” “In our district Lake Horowhenua has been a project on a high priority list for the past few years.” “There are a number of individuals who have made and continue to make changes to their own daily working lives to help the quality of the water in

The Foxton River Loop. our streams that lead directly to the lake.” “This is part of a larger plan which has involved agriculture and horticulture practices within the catchment to be looked at, and working to bring everyone together to make positive change.” “It’s important to note that we have natural occurring algae bloom affecting the Lake as well as our rivers, which adds to the problems we are already tackling on water quality improvement as a whole.” People were discouraged from swimming in Lake Horowhenua

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due to health concerns. Meanwhile, the survey asked people if they were concerned about a range of issues, including the cost of living, health system, child poverty and water pollution. Pollution of rivers and lakes was the top concern as 82 per cent said they were extremely or very concerned about the issue. Only four per cent said they were not that concerned. The cost of living is New Zealanders’ number two concern, with 80 per cent saying they are extremely or very concerned.

The health system was third with 78 per cent, followed by child poverty 72 per cent, education and climate change both on 70 percent and housing 67 percent. Fish & Game New Zealand chief executive Martin Taylor says the survey’s findings show the depth of feeling New Zealanders have about their rivers, lakes and streams. “Kiwis are extremely worried that they are losing their ability to swim, fish and gather food from their rivers, lakes and streams,” he said. “People see those activities as

their birthright but over the last 20 years, that right is being lost because the level of pollution in waterways has increased as farming intensifies.” This was the second year Colmar Brunton has conducted the survey for Fish & Game. Last year, water pollution was in second place with 75 per cent of people expressing concern. Mr Taylor says big agriculture and local government should take note of the fact that the issue is now Kiwis’ top concern. “While many farmers do understand the need for action and are making the necessary changes to how they use their land, there are still significant numbers who are refusing to follow their example,” he says. “These laggards are letting down the responsible farmers, undermining farming’s reputation and exhausting the public’s patience. “They have to be made to change. This means regional and district councils have to toughen the rules, enforce them and stop making excuses for the environmentally destructive and irresponsible farmers in their areas,” Mr Taylor says. “More Kiwis than ever are now worried about their rivers and lakes.” “This opinion poll result shows they are fed up and want action on this issue.”


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Levin man Gary Madsen is woken every morning around 3am by a mystery hum. By PAUL WILLIAMS A Levin man is being driven to madness by a mystery noise that wakes him every night. Gary Madsen said the noise, which he described as a low hum, caused the walls and windows in his home to vibrate and one morning made ripples in his coffee cup. He’s tried everything from sleeping pills to ear plugs but the mystery noise is so irritating and having such an effect on him that he is considering moving house, or maybe moving town. “I live close to the train tracks and sleep through that, but this noise — nah,” he said. “It’s like a “mmmmm”. It’s really annoying. It just keeps going and going. It’s getting to the stage where I can’t handle it anymore. “I’ve been told to get another place but that’s easier said than done. I used to sleep like a baby.” Mr Madsen kept a diary, and flicking

through that showed him the noise first woke him up in the early hours of the morning more than a year ago. He said the noise was so low that he described it as a vibration, and he doubted it would be loud enough to record. “I thought I was going mad before my time, you know, but it’s not just me. Other people are complaining about it,” he said. Anecdotally, he had heard that people living in Trafalgar Street, Bartholomew Road and Goldsmith Crescent had heard the same noise, which suggested it was widespread. He said he was standing in line at the Post Office and overheard people in front of him discussing the noise, and other people he had spoken to were aware of it. He said it was comforting to know he was not alone. Mr Madsen had been in contact with HDC noise control officers “three or four times”, though so far they were unable to help in locating the source of the noise.

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Coming Soon The record for the largest crowd seen at Courtesy Ford Levin Domain could be broken next month as tickets for a Hurricanes versus Crusaders match go on sale. The last Super rugby match held at the ground was in 2014 — between the same two teams — when 6500 spectators crammed through the turnstiles. Crusaders won that match 40-15 after the

Hurricanes led at halftime. The 2014 match was played mid-season in June, with 26 All Blacks on the field including Richie McCaw and Beauden Barret. The 2019 Levin game, booked for Saturday, February 2, would be the Hurricanes’ first outing since last season, where they were beaten in the semifinals by the Crusaders. Kickoff was at 3pm. Gates open at 1pm.

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Otaki paddlers shine in waka ama

LEVIN MAN WINS PROMOTION

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Tangata Hianga from Horouta Waka Hoe Club (Lane 2) led from the start in the Men’s Intermediate W12 500 final on Wednesday morning to take the win by almost two seconds from Rukupō-Mareikura Hiro from Te Uranga O Te Ra (not pictured in the inside lane). Third was Kāpiti from Ōtaki Waka Hoe (Lane 3). Other wins include the Intermediate Men W6 500 and Ōtaki’s W12 250 women won their final in Rangiatea on Tuesday. Thirds placings for J16 Men W12 500 and 500. PHOTO / DEAN TAYLOR

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Richard Loader, owner of Levin Sportsworld, presents Nigel Kearns with the $5000 Flight Centre Travel Voucher he won by entering the Sportsworld nationwide promotion. Mr Kearns’ children, Nova and Sarsha, were with dad when he received the prize, and Nigel told the Team at Sportsworld that his family was looking forward to a family trip to Australia. Any purchase made in store at all Sportsworld branches entitled the customer to enter the draw. Levin Sportsworld was the branch drawn, said Levin Sportsworld Manager Sue Wilks. She said the Levin hadn’t won a national promotion in a long time.

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Monster cat on the move to its launch By JANINE BAALBERGEN A giant catamaran built in Palmerston North has been stopping traffic around the Manawatū for the past few days as it made its way from the city to the boat ramp in Foxton. The monster cat spend the Wednesday night in Himatangi, waiting to start the second half of its journey, starting at 4am on Thursday morning. Levin photographer Darryl Butler was on the scene Thursday morning and said it took two hours for the boat to get into Foxton. At 7.45am it had reached Manawatū College in Foxton, attracting scores of onlookers. As the convoy travelled, power company linesmen were on hand to take down and put back up powerlines as the catamaran was too high to fit comfortably underneath. Labelled The Beast the behemoth is 40m long and 12m wide and was built by Profab Engineering in Palmerston North, reportedly for Michael Hill, the jeweller, something noone would confirm. Foxton locals reported having

seen Mr Hill in the convoy. The boat made the trip in two halves and will be put together on Friday after which the final fittings will be taken care off. It will be several weeks before the catamaran will be ready to launch.

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Monster cat stops traffic in Foxton and wider Manawatū.

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Giant boat The Beast on its way to Foxton Beach yesterday.

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Levin's poppy mural defaced by graffiti vandal By JANINE BAALBERGEN Levin’s Poppy Mural, next to the Cenotaph on Bath Street, has been the target of graffiti vandals on Tuesday night. The mural has defaced so badly it has had to be removed, as council staff did not believe it could be easily repaired on site. The Levin Public Gardens toilet walls were also defaced with offensive graffiti overnight. Police have been informed. The graffiti on the building was pressure washed and the building is being painted to remove all remaining traces. The mural is currently being stored, and council staff will be meeting with the artist, Wendy Hodder when she returns from holiday to assess the damage.

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Gardening Q&A

GARDEN TASKS

WITH GLENYS WOOLLARD Is it worth planting the seeds from pods on our daffodils?

Most gardeners simply break up bulb clumps for propagation purposes because plants grown from seed might take 4 or 5 years to flower. But give it a try and you might grow something special. Once the pod has matured (ie turned hard and brown and started

Water lawns

Try to maintain lawns through dry spells by keeping them watered. Do a little feeding (water in well) and weeding in preparation for resowing any bald patches in a few weeks’ time.

The flowers of the Kimono variety of celosia are bright and truly do look like little balls of fire in your garden, with feather-shaped petals.

Remove plants

Be brave and trash plants that have come to the end of their production. Remove them from the garden and put them in the compost.

Cut runners

Pinch back rampant runners on courgettes, pumpkins and the like so they'll make more fruit rather than foliage.

Let it ripen

If you can, be patient about harvesting fruit. It tastes better when ripened on the tree.

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f you want a lively injection of colour into your garden this summer, look no further than celosia. Celosia has bright flowers that make attractive garden borders, and also lovely cut arrangements. With its flame-like heads, celosia looks like little balls of fire in the garden. It’s a small annual, that grows to around 30cm tall. Large waxy green leaves frame celosia’s spectacular flowers, which bloom in vibrant yellow, orange and reds. What I like about celosia is that it looks amazing (like a field of fire) when planted on mass. Also, it’s a really easy flower to plant and requires minimal care. If your garden is already short of garden space, celosia also looks very pretty in pots. Technically celosia is an annual (meaning they’ll only last one season), but it can survive more than one season if grown in a warmer climate. Bring your pots inside when it starts to cool off, and you may be rewarded again next spring. At Awapuni Nurseries we have two types of celosia seedlings to choose from. The cockscomb variety gets its name because its flowers look like the head of a rooster. Its blooms are rather stiff and waxy and they last longer than most flowers — both on the plant and in a vase. Their firmness also makes them great candidates for dried flowers or for a bouquet. And the stems on a celosia are the same colour as the bloom, which makes for a visual treat. Kimono mix is the second variety

FIREY customer Technically celosia is an annual, but it can survive more than one season if grown in a warmer climate. of celosia available — and brand-new to the nursery this season. Its flowers are bright and truly do look like little balls of fire in your garden, with feather-shaped petals. You can grab your celosia seedlings from the Awapuni Nurseries online shop and have them delivered direct to your door. We guarantee satisfaction, and if you’re not completely happy with your plants we will replace them. To plant them, first find a sunny well-drained spot in the garden. Dig in some good general fertiliser to give

your plants the best possible start. Plant the seedlings in holes 3cm deep, about 20cm apart. Give them a good initial watering, and then afterwards water every few days. I recommend planting them with other annuals such as marigolds, zinnias and asters, for some fun coloured variety in your flower garden. Celosia is fairly drought resistant, so if you head away over summer for a few days, your plants will still be ok as long as you give them a big morning water before you leave. Give them a monthly feed of general fertiliser to encourage longer flowering. Because the flowers are so hardy, your celosia will hold on to its blooms until they have dried on the plant. So, I recommend deadheading them to encourage new flowers to come through. And, if you look after your celosias, their flaming blooms will reward you for a good couple of months. Awapuni Nurseries www.awapuni.co.nz

to shrink) remove the seeds and keep cool and dry for a few weeks before planting. Once sprouted, seedlings look a bit like grass and are quite shallow-rooted, so don’t let them dry out.

Can you identify the plant that grows in mossy green mounds on top of stones?

Sounds like Scleranthus biflorus, a low-maintenance NZ native that’s often grown as a ground cover or rockery plant. Scleranthus does well in sun or partial shade, and

well-established plants can be divided. Although fairly droughttolerant, dieback can be the result of very dry conditions. Soil type seems less important than good drainage, with adequate moisture needed for good growth. Tiny flowers appear in early summer. The lighter-green Scleranthus uniflorus is closely related, with similar growing preferences. If you have a garden question email Glenys at glenyswoollard@icloud.com

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URBAN PEST CONTROL PEST OF THE MONTH — MOSQUITOES

It’s time for that pesky mosquito By BRENT PAGE

The Culex pervigilans (common name: vigilant mosquito) is one of 12 endemic species of mosquito found in New Zealand and continues to be the most common domestic pest mosquito.

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ave you ever been lying in bed at night and heard the high-pitched whining sound of an insect flying near your ear? The likely culprit is Culex pervigilans (common name: vigilant mosquito). This species is one of 12 endemic species of mosquito found in New Zealand and continues to be the most common domestic pest mosquito. The second most commonly encountered mosquito in the Horowhenua area is an introduced species, Aedes notoscriptus (common name: striped or ankle biting mosquito). As the name suggests, this species is easily identifiable by white stripes on its dark legs. It’s a stealthy, silent flyer, which bites often when in shaded areas in the evenings and early mornings, its most active biting time being the latter. Mosquitoes can be problematic to control. While capable of existing in a variety of habitats, mosquitoes must have water to breed in. This makes animal troughs, tanks, cisterns, house guttering, discarded tyres, tins, bottles, jars and pot bases a common breeding ground for mosquito larvae or ‘wigglers’. This means their existence is often dependent on our environment. Only a female mosquito bites. This is because a ‘blood meal’ is required before eggs can be produced. The vigilant mosquito

lays its eggs in rafts that float on the surface of water. These eggs are easily desiccated if the water

source dries up. In contrast, striped mosquito eggs are laid singularly above the waterline

and are desiccation resistant. Their eggs are pre-adapted to be flushed or immersed in water several times before hatching. Have you ever wondered about what motivates a mosquito’s choice to bite one person over another? Mosquitoes have an incredible sense of smell. At close range they are capable of detecting many chemical lures emitted from our bodies arising from ‘normal’ skin microbiota or microorganisms that reside on our skin. It is this variation in personal ‘odour’ that determines who gets bitten the most. This is why insect repellents containing diethyltoluamide (DEET) is so effective — mosquitoes just don’t like the smell.

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So how do mosquitoes find us so easily? A couple of methods are used. Firstly, all mosquitoes detect subtle changes in carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. When we exhale, we release carbon dioxide. Mosquitoes then track down the plume with its increased carbon dioxide level and locate the source — us. The other method is via thermal imaging. As blood vessels close to the surface of the skin dilate, heat radiates from our bodies — a common mechanism used by our bodies to regulate our core temperature. When considering mosquito control, elimination of still/ stagnant pools of water is key. With the current intermittently wet weather, it is important to maintain vigilance over any house guttering that becomes blocked with subsequent water pooling. There is now a range of biological insecticides containing Bacillus thuringiensis bacteria which target and control only mosquito wigglers. However, eco-friendly goldfish are equally as effective in cleaning up mosquito larvae in more permanent stagnant ponds. ■ Brent Page is a Horowhenua entomologist and Director of Nature’s Way Pest Control. For more information, visit www.nwpc.co.nz

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Manakau Ohau Levin Hokio Beach Koputaroa Mangaore Waitarere Shannon Makarua Foxton Tokomaru Opiki Rangiotu Himatangi

The decorating standards of baches are generally more relaxed, so bring out the inner artist.

Set the mood for a

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ill your bach be a sea of appropriately themed accessories and colours? Will it be a chaotic collection of handy-me-down bits and bobs? Or will it be somewhere in between — a place where you can impose a modicum of style but which will cope with the onslaught of mismatched furniture and homewares that always end up at a bach? As soon as you own a bach it opens up the doors to gift-giving friends and relatives who turn up with anything from quirky signs that announce the direction of the beach or warnings about ‘over-refreshing’ yourself, to sea-themed accessories and fish-shaped bowls. There will be board games, lawn games and all sorts of other games . . . which will be very welcome if you’ve decided to go screen-free at the beach. Most baches are fairly small, and the expected decorating standards can be fairly relaxed. Which means you can give the inside a quick and easy paint in just a weekend, and make quite a difference. Visitors are less likely to be startled by an

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adventurous colour scheme or an inexpertly executed seascape mural at a bach. You can have a bit of fun and unleash that creative artist you always harboured within. Or you might consider keeping the wall colour neutral to cope with the fact that none of the furniture matches.

Dealing with clutter

If yours is an older bach, chances are it won’t be endowed with beautifully fitted out cupboards. It may not even have wardrobes. Look out for any opportunity for creative storage. Bookshelves go a long way to storing not only books but linen, or kitchen items like glasses, crockery or even food. Trunks or lidded ottomans are great to double up as coffee tables and to store linen and games. Old tea chests in the garage can store the cricket set, fishing rods, and volleyball net. Use under-bed trundle boxes and hooks on any wall surface possible for brooms, coats, dog leads and hats. Continued page 11

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REAL ESTATE

Soothing blues are the perfect relaxing colour to enjoy long lie ins at the bach, such as this room in Resene Raindance, with accents in R. Sunbaked, R. Soulful and R. e Shabby Chic. Use R. Colorwood Greywash on timber floors to help hide dirt and sand that may be tracked indoors.


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OPEN HOMES oneroof.co.nz

Manakau Ohau Levin Hokio Beach Koputaroa Mangaore Waitarere Shannon Makarua Foxton Tokomaru Opiki Rangiotu Himatangi

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Dual-purpose spaces

Many spaces in modestly sized baches need to serve dual purposes. A fold-out sofa turns the lounge into another bedroom. Is there a corner for visitors to stash their bags and bed linen during the day? Garages become sleepouts. Is there space to store spare mattresses in the rafters or up against the wall? A bedroom built for two can become a dormitory for several with the help of welldesigned bunks and trundle beds. Consider an extendable table, or just a small indoor table, knowing that for most of summer you’ll be dining on the deck. Form a flat spot on the lawn for tents and/ or cricket games or petanque.

Take it outside

Time at the bach means time spent outdoors, so don’t let your decorative musings end at the doorstep. A comfy chair, hammock, goodsized deck and roomy outdoor dining spaces all add to easy living and socialising. You needn’t break the bank. Upcycle older furniture or storage pallets with Resene Enamacryl (a tough waterborne enamel) in colours of your choice for a fresh look and years more of use.

Theming it up

If you’re keen on a theme, try these for size: ■ Go retro with a 1960s vibe and get playful with turquoise, red, yellow, sky blue and orange (see suggestions below). Don’t be shy — use them all in different rooms or areas of the bach so that you end up with an almost colour-blocked look. Fossick in second-hand

stores or online for old crockery and midcentury furniture. ■ Try some surfie chic with intense tropical colours, and accessorise with cherished mementoes from exotic climes. Keep your old surfboard in the living room, add some palm-print cushions, hang your most beatenup straw hat on the hook, put the Beach Boys on your playlist and mix up a batch of pina coladas. ■ Seafoam and sandy colours never go amiss. Let soft aqua, dusky blue and bleached ochre wash through your bach. Add seagrass rugs, baskets, shells and filmy fabrics. This sort of colour scheme is easy on the eye and easily adapted to current looks. It can turn a little bit Scandi — use Resene Duck Egg Blue or Resene Scandi for the walls. The first is a delicate blue-grey while the second is a chilled-out palest ice blue. Or it can go Cape Cod in style with Resene Colorwood Whitewash on the timbers, white walls (try Resene Sea Fog) and accents of nautical blue (try Resene Into The Blue or Resene True Blue). ■ Go au naturalle with robust, honest materials like plywood and concrete, protected with Resene stains, urethanes and waxes. This is an honest, pared back look very popular with new baches — it harks to the baches (bachelor pads) and cribs of old, which were often old shacks made of whatever leftover materials were to hand. Of course, today’s versions aren’t quite so rumpty, and have that designer edge. And if you don’t have a bach, you can bring some of these bach decorating ideas into your own home and enjoy a sense of being on holiday even when you’re not.

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8 REASONS TO GET YOUR CHILDREN INVOLVED IN AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Can after-school programs give your children an academic boost? According to a new study of after-school programs serving lowincome elementary and middle school students,

during the afternoon. In fact, after-school activities can help them in a variety of ways. Children develop time-management skills, build self-esteem, and practice goal-setting. While it may be tough to squeeze in after-school activities for your children, the benefits are well worth the extra effort. 1. Time Management and Prioritizing

Extracurricular activities teach children how to manage their time and prioritize various tasks and commitments.

2. Exploring Diverse Interests

The school band, drama club, or any sport may be an activity your children are interested in joining. By allowing your children the opportunity to explore diverse interests, you give them the opportunity to discover what they are passionate about. Once your children find an activity that they enjoy, succeeding in the activity could ultimately build their confidence and self-esteem.

3. Making a Contribution the answer is yes. Students who regularly participated in after-school programs surpassed their peers in academic performance. They also exhibited notable improvements in work habits and behaviour. “These findings underscore the importance of high quality after-school programs and activities for both elementary and middle school youth,” explains Deborah Lowe Vandell, PhD, Chair of the Department of Education of the University of California at Irvine and the study’s lead author. It’s no surprise that after-school programs can do much more than keep your children occupied

Extracurricular activities allow your children to make a contribution to their school or community, which is an important step in preparing them for life outside of academics.

6. Setting Goals

After-school activities present opportunities for your children to develop their goal-setting skills. Most extracurricular activities involve reaching or achieving a goal, whether it be the lead actor in the school play, winning the state championship or coming in first place in the science fair. As a result, these activities help encourage students to work toward achieving those goals, while having fun at the same time.

7. Teamwork

Sports teams, clubs and activities, like dancing and music, all require children to work together toward a common goal. By participating in these activities, your children develop the skills they need in order to successfully work with others. In addition, extracurricular activities let children to build relationships and socialize with peers who share their interests.

8. Academics

As mentioned previously, recent studies show a correlation between improved grades, behaviour and work habits as a result of students’ involvement in after-school activities. Share some additional benefits your children have experienced as a result of their involvement in extracurricular activities.

4. Building Self-Esteem

Mastering new skills can help build confidence in children. By participating in after-school activities, they can build their self-esteem in a relaxed setting as their activities provide the opportunity to be successful in something that they are passionate about.

5. College Applications

Another benefit of after-school activities is that they look great on college applications. In addition to academic performance, many colleges look at what activities students are involved in outside of school as a way to fully understand each student.

Combined Boys’& Girls’ Rally

Horowhenua Community Music Workshop to begin again 2019 The Horowhenua Community Music Workshop (HCMW) has been in Levin, offering music tuition for primary and intermediate age children for over 20 years. Last year over 70 students participated. The HCMW offers a wide range of musical tuition to choose from; keyboard, guitar, bass, violin, ukulele, drums, flute, clarinet and recorder. It is a wonderful, affordable musical resource. The sessions begin in term 1 for three terms of the year, at a cost of $1.00 per week, a term - a total of $30.00 for the year. The music sessions are for half an hour. All classes are held, after school, at Levin Intermediate School, Collingwood Street. Also, instruments, for those who need them, are available for hiring at a very reasonable rate. At the end of the third term, the students perform the skills

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they have learnt in a concert for family and friends. There are solos and group items by all involved. All participants who complete the year receive acknowledgement with a certificate.

Rally is for all school children aged 8 years and older.

Tutors are Nancy Jones; violin, flute and keyboard; Milton Matehaere takes guitar and drums and Rona Cooper takes ukulele and recorder. All tutors are practicing musicians with many years’ experience. Registrations can be done online www.musicworkshop.homedns.org or by phoning Rona Cooper 06 3682510, noting the preferred workshop and day for tuition. Contact will be made with the students with the date and time of the class. Payment may be made on the first day or collected once lessons have begun.

FROM TUESDAY 12TH FEBRUARY

Held fortnightly on Tuesdays 6.30pm - 8.30pm @ the Queen St Chapel Youth Hall. Registrations for 2019 at

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For more information contact Chapel office 3672333 or Caroline Honore 3676236

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SCHOOL OF DANCE 2019 ENROLMENTS TAKEN NOW • Ballet • Tap • Jazz • Contemporary Class Examination • Adult Fitness and competition work 4 years and Upwards

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INLINE HOCKEY CLUB

HOROWHENUA EVENTS CENTRE, VICTORIA STREET, LEVIN

SATURDAY 26 JANUARY

12pm – 3pm FREE SKATE for everyone, come and give it a go We have the skates and gear so just bring yourself and your friends

FREE exhibition games to watch starting at 3pm

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Make sure your child is safe

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Boaties urged to stay safe on water Maritime NZ is once again urging boaties to take care on the water over the summer because “nobody’s faster than disaster”. “Maritime NZ is continuing to push our message that complacency or simple lack of care can very quickly, tragically end in disaster,” Maritime NZ Director, Keith Manch, said. “In taking a few simple steps, boaties can help keep themselves, their friends and loved ones safer.” This summer’s campaign reinforces the messages in the Boating Safety Code to help keep safety top of mind throughout the season. This code has been developed by the 23 boating organisations, businesses, and government agencies that make up the Safer Boating Forum: • Wear your lifejacket — this is the single most important thing to do to help keep yourself safer on the water. • Take two waterproof ways to call for help — if you can’t tell someone you are in trouble, then no one can rescue you. • Check the marine weather forecast — it is not the same as land and general forecasts, the weather will be different on the water. • Avoid alcohol — you know not to drink and drive, it’s the same on a boat. • Be a responsible skipper — the skipper is legally responsible for the safety of the boat and everyone on board. “While all of these messages are equally important, we are putting particular emphasis this year on the use of maritime VHF radio and maintaining good

Boating by the numbers

Nobody is faster than disaster, warns Maritime NZ. lifejacket behaviour,” Mr Manch said. “Carrying a VHF radio is your rescue network at sea. Your call can be heard by many people at the same time and the distress channel — channel 16 is monitored 24/7. “We are currently running a multi-media ad campaign including a TV ad based on the real rescue of three boaties in July this year. They used VHF

radio to alert authorities that they needed help and were safely rescued. “We are also encouraging people to be vigilant with their lifejackets. Just wearing one isn’t enough and they need to be checked regularly to ensure they’re safe.” “Maritime NZ is proud to continue funding Coastguard’s ‘Old4New’ lifejacket upgrade campaign so you can trade in

your old lifejacket for a discount on a new one. This year $70,000 has gone towards upgrading 4,000 old lifejackets to new ones. We encourage boaties to keep an eye out for their van that is touring the country, visiting 56 locations this summer. “If you miss the van, you can still receive the offer at participating retailers.” ■ More information is at

• 1.5 million Kiwis were involved in recreational boating last summer. • Last year 19 people died in recreational boating accidents on New Zealand waters. Of these 18 were men and 14 over 40 (the highest fatality group). • Lifejacket wearing behaviour among recreational boaties is steady at about 75 per cent wearing all or most of the time on the water. • Only one in four (25 per cent) take a marine VHF radio. • In 59 per cent of fatal boating accidents inadequate communications were on board (inadequate communications were an added risk that makes rescue harder). • The percentage of boaties checking the weather before heading out on the water has risen to 85 per cent in 2018 from 81 per cent in 2017. www.maritimenz.govt.nz under “recreational”, and on the Safer Boating NZ Facebook page. To view the Old4New Coastguard Life Jacket Upgrade information — visit www.old4new.nz/

FROM HOROWHENUA DISTRICT COUNCIL

Expert advice on safety and disasters at show The Horowhenua AP&I Show is a chance for locals to get free expert advice on safety, security and getting through a natural disaster, as well as examine some of the equipment emergency services use. Horowhenua District Council’s Emergency Management Officer Andrew Howard is teaming up with the Levin Police, Fire and Emergency New Zealand volunteer firefighters, Neighbourhood Support and Community Patrols of NZ to offer a onestop shop at this weekend’s show.

Mr Howard said this year is the first time the agencies have joined forces at the AP&I Show. “Representatives from the emergency services and civil defence personnel will be available to provide one-on-one advice and resources for keeping yourself and your family safe and secure, and how to prepare for a civil defence emergency,” he said. The stand will be located near the Victoria Street entrance to the showgrounds.

Join us at the Horowhenua AP&I Show for free advice and resources on home and personal security,safety, and getting through a natural disaster. Talk to representatives from Civil Defence Manawatu-Whanganui, Levin Police,Fire and Emergency New Zealand,Neighbourhood Support and Community Patrols of NZ. 9am to 5pm, Saturday 19 January 9am to 4pm, Sunday 20 January AP&I Showgrounds, Victoria Street, Levin


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“OUR VIEW OF WHAT VINTAGE IS, IS SOMETHING FROM THE PAST OF HIGH-QUALITY, ESPECIALLY SOMETHING THAT REPRESENTS THE BEST OF ITS KIND. THINK MUSIC, FASHION, FOOD OR WINE, THIS WEEKEND HAS IT ALL, AND THEN SOME” www.whanganuivintageweekend.nz

FRIDAY 18 JAN

SATURDAY 19 JAN

5.30PM - 8PM VINTAGE CAR CLUB MEMBERS MEET & GREET Registered members only Grand Hotel St Hill Street

8.30AM - 1PM

5.30PM - 8PM CRUISING ON THE WAIRMARIE WITH ANDREW LONDON TRIO Waimarie Centre 1 Taupo Quay

WHANGANUI RETRO MARKET Whanganui Riverbank | Moutua Quay 10AM - 4.30PM NZ GLASSWORKS VINTAGE GLASSBLOWING NZ Glassworks | Rutland Street 10AM - 4PM VINTAGE CAR CLUB WHEELS ON VICTORIA Downtown | Victoria Avenue 10AM - 4PM STEAM TRACTION ENGINE RIDES Ridgway Street | by Moutua Gardens 12PM & 4PM HERITAGE BUS TOURS Taupo Quay Bus Stop | by the Tram Shed 12PM - 5PM VINTAGE FAIR Victoria Avenue | St Hill Street

12PM MIDNIGHT • 12PM - 9PM • 12PM - 5PM • 6.30PM LATE • 9PM MIDNIGHT • 10PM MIDNIGHT

RIVERCITY CABOODLE Downtown | Victoria Avenue BANDS & ENTERTAINMENT Watt Fountain Stage | Victoria Avenue BANDS & ENTERTAINMENT Majestic Square Stage | Victoria Avenue MAJESTIC AFFAIR @ THE SQUARE Majestic Square | Victoria Avenue RIVERCITY CABOODLE AFTERPARTY Frank Bar & Eatery | Victoria Avenue VINTAGE OUTDOOR MOVIE Ridgway Park | Ridgway Street

SUNDAY 20 JAN

1PM 6.45PM 5PM - 7PM 5.30PM - 8PM

8PM MIDNIGHT 9PM LATE

MAINLINE STEAM TRAIN RIDES 151 Taupo Quay CLASSIC CRUISE Mitre 10 Mega | 200 Taupo Quay CRUISING ON THE WAIRMARIE WITH ANDREW LONDON TRIO Waimarie Centre | 1 Taupo Quay THE DAZZLE BALL Whanganui Racecourse | Purnell Street OPAL OCEAN FLAMENCO BAND Lucky Bar + Kitchen | Wilson Street

MONDAY 21 JAN

MEET 8.30AM VINTAGE CAR CLUB RETURN 3.00PM BURMA RALLY Taupo Quay | by Moutua Gardens

10AM, 1PM & 4PM

HERITAGE BUS TOURS Taupo Quay Bus Stop | by the Tram Shed

10AM - 4.30PM

NZ GLASSWORKS VINTAGE GLASS-BLOWING NZ Glassworks | Rutland Street

12PM - 5PM

RIVERSIDE SHINDIG Whanganui Riverbank | Moutua Quay

10AM - 4PM

VINTAGE FAIR Victoria Avenue | St Hill Street

10AM - 4PM

STEAM TRACTION ENGINE RIDES Taupo Quay | by UCOL carpark entrance

MEET 8.30AM

8.30AM - 3.15PM MAINLINE STEAM TRAIN RIDES 151 Taupo Quay

2PM - 4PM

CLEVELAND’S DEMISE BY CHOCOLATE Cleveland Funeral Home | 179 Ingestre Street

BRUCE’S WELLINGTON ANNIVERSARY DAY VINTAGE CAR CLUB RUN Cornmarket Reserve | Somme Parade 10AM - 4.30PM NZ GLASSWORKS VINTAGE GLASSBLOWING NZ Glassworks | Rutland Street PLUMBER DAN’S HULLABALOO 11AM - 3PM AND VINTAGE RAFT RACE Whanganui Riverbank | Moutua Quay 8PM - LATE THE JULIAN TEMPLE BAND Lucky Bar + Kitchen | Wilson Street 10AM - 4PM JIGGER RIDES Rail Sheds | 151 Taupo Quay

VINTAGE CRUISE Dress up and travel the way we used to over 100 years ago! Cruise the beautiful Whanganui River for an unforgettable experience Sunday 20th - 11am Boarding at 10.30am Briarwood Handbags & Purses | Blunt Umbrellas Crocs Footwear | Quay Sunglasses | Helga May Linen Clothing …so much more! 137 Victoria Ave, Wanganui, 4500 Ph: (06) 345-7722

Tyres & Wheel Alignments

• Servicing • Brake Repairs • Suspension • WOF Repairs

• Batteries • Oil & Filter • Diagnostics

• Exhaust Repairs

All vehicle repairs • FREE Quotes 7 Churton Street, Wanganui Phone 06 345 3228 Monday - Friday 7.30am-5pm - Saturday 9am-1pm

Come, cruise with us today! Ph 06 347 1863 info@waimarie.co.nz | www.waimarie.co.nz 1A Taupo Quay, Whanganui

STEAM TRAIN RIDES AT WHANGANUI VINTAGE WEEKEND

Steam train rides from Taupo Quay Whanganui and return to East Town, Kai-iwi and Ruatangata. Saturday 19th January and Sunday 20th January 2019 Ride behind Mainline Steams immaculately restored Steam locomotive in air conditioned carriages with large viewing windows. Enjoy the sites of Whanganui from the train and be part of this fun filled festival weekend as we run 3 trips on Saturday afternoon and 3 on Sunday. Fun for the whole family with tickets from as little as $20 per adult. Purchase Tickets at your local i-site or via the Eventfinda website https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/steam-train-rides/manawatu-whanganui


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letter of the alphabet. into all squares with matching numbers. Now work out which letters are represented by the other numbers. As you get the letters, write them into the main grid and the reference grid. Decoder uses all 26 letters of the alphabet.

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Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th January 2019 • Billy Black Woolman Show • Andrew Wilson Magician • Baby Animal Nursery

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Horowhenua-Kāpiti side primed for Furlong Cup

Levin duo tackle big races

By PAUL WILLIAMS The Horowhenua-Kāpiti Bears cricket team is daring to dream, with two games remaining in the Furlong Cup competition. The team had a real chance of gaining a Hawke cup challenge — their first since 1986 — after recording a first-innings win over Wanganui at Donnelly Park at the weekend. It left HK third on points, just one point away from their next opponent Manawatū, and four points shy of leaders Hawke’s Bay. HK was fresh from an historic first innings win over Hawke’s Bay and was a match for Wanganui, strengthened by the return of Central Stag Ben Smith and the in-form CD A rep Akash Gill. Three changes were made to the HK XI as batsmen Keegan MacLachlan, Adam Simonsen and Bailey Te Tomo returned for seamers Liam Pinfold, Daemon Kennett and Caleb O’Connell. HK captain Andre Halbert won the toss and chose to bat. Openers Adam Simonsen and Dion Sanson started well before Sanson, quickly followed by Matthew Good, were removed by Wanganui’s Gill and Kumar. Simonsen was joined by Chad Law and the pair put on 133 for the 3rd wicket before Simonsen was dismissed for 88 from 186 deliveries. proving he is one of the better batsmen in the province. Player-coach Law soon followed Simonsen back to the pavilion scoring 78 from 161, a courageous innings given he was in pain and battling a knee injury. In a regular loss of wickets through the middle overs the team went from 185-3 to 247-9 as Smith showed his class and took 4-18 through the HK middle order. But an entertaining last wicket partnership from Keegan MacLachlan and Carter Andrews saw HK through to 299, scoring eight boundaries in their 10th wicket stand. HK went to field with just 18 overs left in the day and Central Stag Ryan McCone made an immediate impact taking the scalp of Sheriff in the first over before trapping captain and key batsmen Dom Lock lbw.

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Horowhenua-Kāpiti opener Matt Good in action at the new pitch at Donnelly Park against Wanganui at the weekend. Three quick wickets from Fraser Bartholomew before the close of play had Wanganui reeling at 5-41. Wanganui rebuilt their innings the next morning as Akash Gill and Matthew Simes cashed in, before Gill removed himself from the crease with a shoulder injury. McCone came storming in again and removed McIlraith. Andrews then picked up the key wicket of Simes for 45, while Kelsey Fahey took a double wicket maiden in his first over of

the season to have Wanganui 137-9. Smith came out at number 11 for Wanganui, joined by Gill as they tried to pass the follow on target. Both batsmen began swinging from the hip and attacking the HK bowlers. Momentarily it looked like they might reach their target before Simonsen picked up the wicket of Smith just on lunch to leave Wanganui five runs short of the follow on. They were sent back in by

captain Halbert. Wanganui knuckled down in their second innings firmly set on batting for the draw. Nearly every player in the HK team was used by captain Halbert to try to find a way to make inroads but no one managed to find a way. Keegan MacLachlan was impressive and bowled better than his figures of 1-23 suggested, but it was Wanganui opener Sheriff who batted his team to safety with a gutsy 92 from 195 balls, an impressive innings from the CD U17 Captain.

Two Levin horses are at long odds for the $250,000 NZ Campus of Innovation and Sport Wellington Cup at Trentham tomorrow. Sylvester, trained at Manakau by Sylvia Kay, was quoted at $26 on the TAB fixed odds market this week. High Quality, trained in Levin by Geoff Haigh, was at 31-to-one for the 3200m feature, which starts at 4.55pm Kay was also represented by Dolcetto in the $200,000 Harcourts Thorndon Mile (1600m) earlier in the programme, where he was earlier at odds of 41-to-one after copping a horror barrier draw of 15.

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Cooper aims to win Motocross GP By ANDY McGechan BikesportNZ.com

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he annual New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville is regarded by the Kiwi motorbike community as the “greatest show on turf,” and Bay of Plenty’s Cody Cooper wants to reclaim it for himself. The past few years have been classic Aussie versus Kiwi battles, but Mount Maunganui’s Cooper is determined to reclaim the top spot and win his third New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix title at Woodville on the weekend of January 26-27. The 35-year-old Cooper has won the main Woodville trophy twice before — the first time in 2007 and then seven years later in 2014 — and he would like nothing better than to win once more and become a rare three-time winner. Cooper is a six-time former national MX1 champion and is the current national MX1 No.2, but the Woodville GP title has eluded him over the past four years, the Kiwi hero frustrated by a couple of Australian invaders, Kirk Gibbs in 2015 and then Dean Ferris in both 2016 and 2017, and then last season it was fellow New Zealand rider Kayne Lamont who raced off with the GP win. But Cooper will arrive in the Manawatū as one of the favourites to win this year’s 58th annual Honda-sponsored Woodville event. He won the annual Whakatāne Summercross just after Christmas, an ideal form guide. Cooper has been frustrated at Woodville over the past few years, the Honda star typically winning the 450cc battles but losing the war. Cooper dominated the MX1 class races last season — finishing with a 1-1-2 score-card over the weekend — but then the event’s namesake feature race was won instead by Hamilton rider Lamont. In clinching the Invitation Feature Race, Lamont became the 29th different main event winner at Woodville since the inaugural running in 1961. Lamont will be back to torment Cooper at Woodville this

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Mount Maunganui’s Cody Cooper (Honda CRF450), one of the favourites to again win at Woodville.

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time around too, as will Gibbs, winner of the New Zealand MX1 crown at the nationals last season. Taupo’s Wyatt Chase won the MX2 (250cc) class at Woodville last year, while Mangakino’s Maximus Purvis was crowned the crowned 125cc class champion at Woodville in 2018

and these two will this year go head-to-head in the MX2 class. In addition, the Woodville GP will once again this year also be recognised as an FIM Oceania event. The spectacular two-day meeting welcomes the enhancement as a true

international competition, with the FIM Oceania status attracting huge interest from overseas. Kiwi internationals such as Mount Maunganui’s Rhys Carter, Waitakere’s Hamish Harwood, Taupo’s Brad Groombridge, Rangiora’s Micah McGoldrick, Waitakere’s Ethan

Martens, Tauranga’s Brodie Connolly and Wairoa’s Tommy Watts also have good reason to fancy their chances. Racing over the two days at Woodville caters for minis, juniors, women, veterans and seniors, with the novelty river race on Sunday always a crowdpleaser.

John McKenzie 36 Rick Judd 34 Twos Rick Judd no. 15 Jackpot not struck Opening Day Salver: winning team Danny Waerea Max Tuhan Ian August Rick Judd

69, Bruce Smith 69; Wednesday - Ladies Stableford: Jill Cotterill 43, Diane Dunlop 40, Margaret Hooper 40. Ann Davies and Jill Cotterill each got a two; Thursday – Early Men Par: Owen Bonis 5, Russ Baldwin 4, Paul Nickalls 4Peter Clarke and Robert Forth each got a two; Late Men Stb: John Sorensen 41,

Corey MacMillan 39, Philip Young 38. Corey MacMillan and Graham Ellis each got a two; Saturday - Early Men Stableford: Wayne Askew 40, Robert Corkill 38, Ron Gibbard 38. Brian O’Donnell, Mark Duston, Owen Bonis and Wayne Askew each got a two; Ladies Stb: Leanne Ward 40, Catherine Smith 38, Nan

Sterne 36; Late Men Stableford: Gerald Harpur 41, David Louisson 40, Ken Sterne 40. Tony Newling sand John Saulbery each had twos. Coming events: Junior Gold recommences 3.30pm on Friday 25 January; Club Opening Day on 26 January; and Crightons Levin Men’s Classic on Waitangi Day. Call the office to register.

SPORTS RESULTS ■ GOLF Buckley Golf Club results Sunday January 13 Opening Day. Second round of the Summer Cup. Danny Waerea 42 Dave Trueman 41 Kelvin Blayney 37 Ken Bayne 36

Levin Golf Club results week ending January 13 Tuesday Men Net: Roger Perring 65, Mike Tate

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CAS keeps business moving Central Automotive Services is in the business of servicing trucks and commercial transport vehicles, and is located on State Highway1 at the southern end of Levin. Ian Buckley and Ken McFadyen purchased the business in January 1986 from Modern Freighters where they both worked keeping the fleet of trucks and trailers on the road. Every year Ken and Ian take on a diesel and heavy engineering apprentice to join their dedicated team of 13 staff. Ken, who has 46 years’ experience, and Ian, who has 39 years’ experience, have the perfect background to teach the trade to others. Central Automotive Services celebrated 30 years in business on January 6, 2016. Even the largest trucks can be accommodated in their modern workshop where they look after trucks from all over the country. They recognise that downtime costs the transport industry money, so getting repairs and maintenance done quickly to get the vehicles back on the road again is much appreciated by operators. It offers a Saturday morning service.

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“Our company is always looking forward, keeping up with technology (we own hoists that can lift up to 35,000kg) and changes, which helps streamline the service provided.” Central Automotive Services also has the ability to come to you and work off site if your vehicle is not roadworthy. It is well recognised as the place to go for expert advice and service in all diesel repairs. “We cover large or small vehicles, heavy transport engineering, servicing, pre-purchase appraisals, pre-COF and COF checks. We also have a VTNZ brake testing machine to save you time when going for a COF. Whatever the size of your truck, trailer, tractor, 4WD, motor home, etc, see the team at Central Automotive Services.”

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There was strong local demand at the Levin Sale with all classes of stock selling well. A good yarding of sheep sold across the board. Prime ewes $139 — $152, lighter ewes $101 — $117, prime lambs $115 — $142, store lambs $94 — $108. A smaller yarding of cattle also sold very well. 15mth strs $1110 — $890, 15mth hfrs $840, w/f wnr hfrs $560 — $610. With current growth conditions there is strong demand for all classes of stock. The Feilding Sale has also had a strong selling market. If you are considering or have any enquiries contact David Haworth 027 450 4133, Dan Warner 027 826 5768, Margaret Morgan 021 252 1977.

Rongotea Sale NZ Farmers Livestock Ltd The emergence of large numbers of service bulls at Rongotea wasn’t unexpected, but the spirited bidding exceeded most punters expectations, reported John Watson of NZ Farmers Livestock. 2 year white-face steers 475 kg — 745kg fetched from $1300 to $2200 @ 2.75 — 2.96/kg. 2 year Hereford potter bulls 580kg —

775kg traded at up to $2.98/kg and Angus bulls 557kg — 660kg made $1610 to $1980. Jersey bulls 462kg — 565kg realised $2.30/kg to $2.43/kg, 18mth Jersey bulls 400kg to 472kg made $2.30/kg Yearling Friesian bulls 330kg — 500kg made $2.90/kg, Angus yearling bulls 487kg — 522kg made $1460 — $1710, Hereford yearling bulls 480kg — 535kg fetched $3.10 — $3.81/kg, Jersey yearling bulls 315kg — 422kg made $750 — $1050 and white-face weaner bulls 280kg — 467kg made up to $2.95/kg. Weaner Friesian bulls 112kg — 205kg made $400 — $600, white-face weaner bulls 95kg — 165kg made $470 — $600, and Crossbred bulls 100kg — 115kg made $3.50 — $4.40/kg. Angus cross weaner heifers 122kg — 200kg made $440 — $560, white-face weaner heifers 95kg — 136kg made $4-60/kg — $4.85/kg, Angus cross heifers 122kg — 200kg made $440 — $560. White-face weaner steers 116kg made $4.31/kg and Exotic weaner steers 136kg made $560. Friesian boner cows 428kg — 622kg fetched $810 — $1180 or $1.89/kg, and whiteface boners 422kg — 675kg fetched over $2-00/kg. Crossbreed boners made $1-80/kg.

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John Grisham never fails to deliver and The Reckoning is a safe buy for yours or a friend’s summer holiday reading. This isn’t a typical Grisham legal based thriller as such, but it’s a riveting read based in small-town Clanton, Mississippi. Pete Banning had been Clanton’s favourite son, until now. His history includes a homecoming after a war hero experience, he’s now the patriarch of a prominent and long

serving local family, a farmer, father, neighbour, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. But, one morning in October 1946 Pete rises early and drives to town. He then walks to his local church and executes the Reverend Dexter Bell. What follows is equally challenging as Pete refuses to discuss his crime, repeatedly saying “I have nothing to say”. The impact on the Clanton community is immense. His children return home from college to see what they can do to help. His friends counsel Pete to explain why he did what he did. It’s a vexing situation for all concerned. Ford County has never known such a crime, and Pete Banning’s trial is likely to result in a date with the electric chair. I found The Reckoning a very satisfying read, with John Grisham one again raising his storytelling skills to a new level. — Tony Nielsen

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Those of us at a certain age remember the date of November 22, 1963, the day in Dallas, Texas, on which popular American President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was shot dead, and despite the limited communication of that era, the impact echoed around the world. November Road is closely linked to the assassination with primary character Frank Guidry, a mid-level gangster, drawn into the aftermath of the event that stunned America. Frank is sent on a mission to uplift a car and to hide it in a local river. Alongside Frank’s involvement we also meet Charlotte, and her daughters Rosemary and Joan, who lives in Oklahoma but has come

to a crisis point and is very disenchanted by her erstwhile husband Dooley. On the spur of the moment Charlotte makes a big decision, packing up the car and the girls, and deciding to hit the road to her aunt’s home in Los Angeles, intending to divorce her husband. Chance brings Frank and Charlotte together and slowly but surely a relationship emerges as they initially separately and then together, make their way across country bound for a new life in Los Angeles. Trouble is, it turns out that Frank is very much dispensable to his masters and a hitman is despatched to remove him from the washup of the assassination. November Road delivers on all fronts. — Tony Nielsen

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HOROWHENUA LAKE DOMAIN BOARD MEETING A Horowhenua Lake Domain Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday 4 February 2019 at 10am in Chambers at Horowhenua District Council, 126 Oxford Street, Levin. The meeting agenda can be accessed two working days prior to the meeting on the Horowhenua Lake Domain Board page of Council’s website www.horowhenua.govt.nz. Copies will also be available from Council’s customer service centres at its Levin office building and Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō.

CONGRATULATIONS! Levin AP & I Show Family Passes Winners: Damon Tamakaha, Joann Thompson, R & J Watson

MEETINGS IN JANUARY 2019

Foxton Community Board Monday 28 January, 6pm

Blue Room, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 22 Harbour Street, Foxton

Finance, Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wednesday 30 January, 4pm Council Chambers 126 Oxford Street, Levin

Agendas Agendas can be accessed two working days prior to the meeting on the Minutes & Agendas page of Council’s website www.horowhenua.govt.nz. Copies will also be available from Council’s customer service centres at its Levin office building, Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, and the Shannon Community Library. Public Attendance Council welcomes attendance at meetings that are open to the public. The Finance, Audit and Risk Subcommittee meeting will be live-streamed on the Live Council Meetings page of Council’s website. Public Speaking Time A request to speak to an agenda item must be lodged by 12 noon on the day of the meeting and must identify the specific item to which a person wishes to speak. You can make your request to a Governance and Executive Team member by phone on (06) 366 0999; email to public.participation@horowhenua.govt.nz; post to Horowhenua District Council, Private Bag 4002, Levin; or in person to 126 Oxford Street, Levin, Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. For more info and a guide to preparing to speak at a meeting, visit the Meeting Schedules & Requests page of Council’s website. Meeting Cancellations Meetings are occasionally cancelled for valid reasons. To confirm a meeting is still on, phone 06 366 0999 or email public.participation@horowhenua.govt.nz Other Meetings Other meetings such as the Hearings Committee, Horowhenua District Licensing Committee, as well as extraordinary meetings, are held as required and may be advertised separately. More Information Please visit the Meeting Schedules & Requests page of Council’s website www.horowhenua.govt.nz

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ELECTION OF TRUSTEES

VOTING Voting will be by postal vote and by ballot on the day of the hui. Voting forms and postal ballots will be issued on Friday 4 January 2019. Photocopying of the ballot papers will not be permitted. POSTAL BALLOTS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 30 JANUARY 2019. The results of the election will be notified after 8 February 2019. The hui will be restricted to beneficiaries and trustees only (with the exception that a person nominated as a trustee may attend) and persons holding a valid power of attorney and certificate of non-revocation shown during registration at the hui. There is no provision for the use of proxies. The hui is not open to the public. Forms and further information can be obtained from Daniel O’Connell at the Māori Land Court (please quote reference A20180006936).

Mr Daniel O’Connell Deputy Registrar Aotea Māori Land Court DX Box PX10207 WHANGANUI Phone 06 349 0770 Fax 06 349 0771

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Public Notice of Application for Renewal of On-Licence Sections 101, Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

Fumigador Holdings Ltd., 133 Fairfield Road, Levin, Function Centre owner/ operator, has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Horowhenua for the renewal of an On Licence in respect of the premises situated at 137a Fairfield Road, Levin, known as Lily’s Ranch House. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is Restaurant with Entertainment. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 8:00am until 1:00am the following day. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Horowhenua District Licensing Committee at 126 Oxford Street, Levin. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than fifteen working days after the date of publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 4002, Levin 5540. Closing date for objections is Monday 4th February, 2019. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first poublished on Friday 11th January 2019.

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Gardening & Landscaping LANDSCAPE maintenance. Ring Mike 368-0630 or 027-242-3773.

Landscape Garden & Turf TREE work, removal, stump grinding, branch mulching, fences, decks, building maintenance. BJ’s Building & Property Maintenance 027 249 2575 or 368 7895.

Painting & Decorating ELLIS Decorating Ltd painting & wallpapering by qualified tradesman, free quotes call Jamie 021 123 5777.

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Available at our factory shop together with a large selection of NZ and imported rugs. Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm Open Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm NORCA RUG CO. LTD 248 Oxford Street Levin Phone 368-8844

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A mature, part time, casual on call reliable cleaner wanted to work with a friendly team. Phone 06 216 0110

HOROWHENUA SPORTS TURF TRUST Operations Manager - Halliwell Turf, Levin The Horowhenua Sports Turf Trust along with Horowhenua Hockey Association are looking for a motivated person to run their busy Turf complex. The position is 20 hours per week on average - the hours are longer over the hockey season (March-Sept) and will include some weekend work and evening shifts whilst the turf is in use. During the off season (Oct-Feb) the hours are lighter and mainly administration only. Tasks include general office work, website maintenance, promotion of the Turf complex, booking system, completing grant applications, overseeing maintenance of the facility, liaising with hockey teams and NZ Hockey, doing draws for local competitions and handling the finances for Horowhenua Hockey Association. A full job description is available upon application.

Applications to: mary.davis@xtra.co.nz or HSTT PO Box 326, Levin

Applications close Thursday 31st January 2019 Position start date mid February

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Date: Saturday 2 February 2019 Horowhenua Events Centre, 33 Victoria Street, Levin Time: 10.00am -10.30am: registrations 10.30am: meeting commences Agenda: 1. Apologies 2. Triennial election of trustees – Nominees provided the opportunity to speak.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

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GX Hybrid offers appealing value for money By Colin Smith Swapping directly from a top-ofthe-range car into an entry-level version will inevitably put the focus on what you’re missing out on. And there’s no question the sharply dressed ZR is the Corolla that catches the eye with its 18-inch machine finish alloys, exterior mesh and chrome detailing and smart cabin. But the car that showcased the core qualities of the new generation Corolla turned out to be the humbler GX Hybrid. Cheaper by $5500 at $32,990, it’s less of a looker but even more appealing value. Primarily because it retains the comprehensive Toyota Safety Sense Package, the 8.0-inch touchscreen and sat-nav, dualzone air conditioning along with keyless entry and start among its highlights. The GX Hybrid also has auto high beam LED headlights — but not the bi-beam system which the ZR gets. There’s smaller wheels and tyres and the list of what is missing after a ZR drive includes no Head-up Display, the wireless charger, fog lamps, power fold mirrors, JBL audio and conventional analogue

gauges replace the ZRs configurable 7.0-inch TFT colour display. With smaller wheels and tyres you get a space-saver spare instead of an inflator kit although that further cuts the already limited load volume. In GX grade the Corolla has less exterior and cabin detailing along with cloth trim seats but when I considered the price and equipment equations the item I

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missed more than any other from the ZR was the leather steering wheel. It’s a just a lot nicer connection to the driving experience than the urethane wheel in the GX. On the upside of the entry-level Corolla experience I achieved better fuel economy in the GX Hybrid. Considering I drove very similar routes there are two factors that could be at play.

Driving the GX second may have improved my hybrid techniques and the entry grade has narrower 205/55 R16 Dunlop EnerSave EC 300+ tyres providing a slight aero gain and more importantly less rolling resistance. My highway run returned 4.7L/100km and my overall road test average for the GX Hybrid was 4.3L/100km. At highways speeds the GX Hybrid is a touch quieter on the

narrower tyres and the taller tyre profile contributes to slightly less abrupt responses across low and mid-speed level changes. By providing the same flexible hybrid performance with slightly better fuel efficiency and without compromise of the classleading safety credentials, the GX Hybrid delivers the compelling attributes of the latest Toyota Corolla at a more accessible price point.

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