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Landslide threat remains By ASHLEIGH COLLIS It seems there is still no solution in sight for slip-affected Gladstone Rd residents. More than a year on, landslide issues on the road remain unresolved, proving frustrating for residents who are effectively cut off from town at night. Gladstone Rd is the only access road to many homes and the Makahika Outdoor Pursuit Centre, but during hours of darkness it’s prohibited due to the precarious slip. In January last year, the slip loosened 20 tonnes of debris and left a hole in the cliff face 27 metres wide and 50 metres high. A geotechnical report and risk assessment was carried out by Stantec engineering services company and submitted to Horowhenua District Council in September last year, which said the slip posed a very high threat. Four options were recommended: Active slope stabilisation of the slip, building a wall below the slip and shifting the road away from the slip site, a new bridge and realignment of the river. The report also identified “failing” retaining walls, and said the most cost effective option was to construct a new vehicle bridge to bypass the main slip site and build new retaining, further enhanced by realigning the river. Currently, the only visible safety measures are two rows of concrete blocks that stand between the slip and the road, and bright orange mesh installed to keep cars away from the unstable retaining walls.

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THE only road to Corey Riley’s home is prohibited at night due to an unstable slip that remains unresolved more than a year on. PHOTOS: ASHLEIGH COLLIS

Continual rock fall has smashed up the sealed road and the road remains closed at night, continuing to frustrate residents. Corey Riley, who lives on Makahika Rd, said every time he drives past he listens for the sound of falling rocks. He questioned why measures to protect road users hadn’t yet been put in place. Mr Riley who often needs to travel to work at night, said the closure signs render his vehicle uninsured.

He said the council had given him permission to travel the road at night regardless of the signs. “If HDC are not planning to fix the slip or realign the road, then surely they should at least reseal it and remove the night closure signs,” he said. In November last year an update was sent to affected residents by the council. It said a feasibility study on alternative options would take place in the 2018/19 financial year, and that the long term

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solution of an alternative route would likely take up to two years, costing ratepayers between $2-8 million. Horowhenua District Council roading operations team leader Jenny Braithwaite said there were no issues with the slip over the Christmas holidays and currently it is “okay”. She said the road is open during the day and closed in the evening and an alternative route over Trig Rd is available. However, the Trig track is

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only accessible via four wheel drive. “Some residents may be using the road through the slip at night at their own discretion,” she said. “There are currently a number of works taking place on Gladstone Rd to enhance safety, such as resurfacing the road adjacent to the slip and installing additional sight rails and hazard/edge markers.” Ms Braithwaite said long term options for the slip are still under investigation.


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Spectacular car show lights up Shannon

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2018 Shannon Car Show at the Domain, organised by the Shannon Progressive Association as a local fundraiser. By JANETTE CAMPBELL Secretary, Shannon Progressive Association Sunday 18th February was a huge day in Shannon with the annual Supercheap Auto Spectacular Car Show at the Shannon Domain. This annual fundraiser is hosted by Shannon Progressive Association and is an opportunity for local community groups to raise money for their various projects. This year, along with the Progressive Association, Shannon Volunteer Fire Brigade, Shannon School and Shannon Play Centre were on site with stalls providing more than 3000 visitors with a range of delights.

There was a variety of food and drink stalls. The Domain was completely covered with around 600 vehicles which came from as far north as Taupo and south from Wellington. We were overwhelmed by the variety and numbers of vehicles that arrived at the gates from as early as 7.30am and are grateful to their contribution, making it another great event in Shannon. Huge thanks to Levin’s Supercheap Auto who came on board again donating prizes for our raffle and the various categories of vehicle winners. Feedback from the car clubs was all positive. People loved the relaxed atmosphere and Shannon has always put on fine weather for this annual event which has grown each year.

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VOLUNTEERS at the Shannon Domain, from left Vicky Evans, Janette Campbell, Nikita Cheesman and Sophie Pigott.

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SIX hundred vintage vehicles turned out for this year’s Shannon Car Show at the Domain.

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Definition of volatility with CHRIS ALLUM

Volatility has many meanings depending on what context you are referring to, in this case it’s being referred to in the financial market context. This is a very apt description of what occurred earlier this month with the sudden drop in the stock markets both in New Zealand and World Wide. Whilst many commentators had been picking a correction or drop in the values after a very long run of increases, since the Global Financial Crises the amount and suddenness did catch many by surprise. Up until just over 10 years ago for many New Zealanders a rapid drop in the share market or for that

a tendency to change quickly and unpredictably

matter a rapid increase didn’t have any meaningful significance apart from it taking up prime time on the evening news. With the introduction of KiwiSaver this has all changed. With 2.7 million New Zealanders being in Kiwisaver any rapid or volatile movement in the share markets have a direct correlation to the value of the Kiwisaver balances and therefore their long-term savings goals. This is even more significant now that peoples account balances are reaching meaningful levels. This drop is also heightened further by the fact that many people have the balances of their KiwiSaver linked to apps on their phones, so the impact is immediately highlighted. The important fact to remember is

that Kiwisaver is a long-term game. In most instances you can’t access the funds until you are 65 and even then, many people prefer to leave the funds where they are and continue saving or making small regular withdrawals rather than just taking it all out. Consider also that when sharemarkets fall your next savings dollar is in effect buying discounted shares. Given that it’s over a long period and there will be up’s and downs along the way, it is very important to know both who your KiwiSaver provider is and to have a portfolio constructed to meet your objectives and the level of volatility you are able to tolerate.

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Making decisions on district’s future By SADIE BECKMAN Horowhenua residents are being given the opportunity to have a say on what will happen in the district for the next two decades, which may include potential rates rises of over 6.5 per cent. At a meeting this week the district council gave the goahead for public consultation on the 2018-2038 Long Term Plan — a double length process chosen due to expected growth. Mayor Michael Feyen said the plan was developed following engagement with residents last year. “For the first time, we have created a 20-year plan as opposed to a 10-year plan. “We’ve done this based on assumptions that our district is about to grow significantly and we need to be prepared for that growth,” he said. The plan offers several main issues for public discussion, including a proposed sell-off of five community halls in Levin, Foxton and Shannon, arrangements for the provision

of new drinking water infrastructure to Waita¯rere ¯ hau, Manakau, Beach, O Waikawa Beach and Ho¯kio Beach, and whether water meters should be introduced in the district to curb high water consumption. It also addresses the potential need for further community space in Shannon, and the extension of Foxton Pool’s swimming season. The 20-year plan proposes a slightly higher rates rise than the previous 10 year version, which the council says is due to operational costs of new Foxton cultural centre Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, and a revaluation of council infrastructure leading to a $1.3 million increase in the predicted cost of funding renewals. Mr Feyen said the proposed increase was significantly higher than he’d like, and would be difficult for those on fixed incomes. “We as a council must work much harder and more effectively towards reducing

How to have your say: The 2018-2038 Long Term Plan Consultation Document can be found on the Have Your Say section of the council’s website, www.horowhenua.govt.nz, or visit their customer service centres to view a hard copy. The consultation period begins on Friday 23 February, 2018 and submissions close on Monday 26th March 2018. Planned outdoor public engagement activities (subject to weather): ■ Saturday 24 February at the Levin Aquatic Centre. ■ Saturday 3 March at the Shannon barbecue in Te Maire Park. ■ Saturday 10 March at the Foxton Beach Summer Market. ¯ hau Market. ■ Saturday 17 March at the O future rates increases,” he said. Council chief executive David Clapperton said the increase was necessary if council was to provide for the community, and “meet the needs and expectations of current and future residents”. HDC is also looking to permit itself more debt as part of the plan, which chief financial officer Doug Law said would still

remain inside the recommended levels. “While no-one likes debt, it is a cost that most households have to juggle to provide for the needs of the family. In the case of council, our community is growing and we need to provide for that,” he said. Mr Clapperton said consultation on the Long Term Plan would take place for a statutory timeframe of 30 days,

and that rates needed to be written for the following year. “We have a statutory deadline of June 30th to meet,” he said. “We can’t stretch it out ad-infinitum.” The Long Term Plan comes as part of a flurry of consultation in the district, including the Horowhenua Growth Strategy, to identify future growth and development areas, an earthquake-prone buildings plan and a waste minimisation plan to consider reducing how much waste goes to landfill. Simultaneously, the NZ Transport Agency is consulting ¯ taki to North on the proposed O of Levin Expressway, and in the next few months the council will also consult on the Levin Town Centre Strategy. Mr Feyen said 2018 was “a significant year in determining the future of our communities and district”. “It’s important everyone gets involved and has their say so that council can take their views into consideration when making the final decisions,” he said.

Soulmate wish list a comedy on the stage By KARLA KARAITIANA Centrepoint Theatre has opened its latest season with a Palmerston North-adapted comic hit. The Love List recently began its five week run and stars some of New Zealand’s best television actors. Siobhan Marshall (Outrageous Fortune), Millen Baird (800 Words) and Aaron Ward (Shortland Street) will perform in this thought-provoking comedy by Canadian playwright Norm Foster. It follows unlucky-in-love Bill and his best friend Leon as they make a list of the top 10 qualities of the perfect soulmate. When the ideal woman magically appears on his doorstep, Bill quickly learns the list could use a few revisions. As his quest for perfection leads to hilariously unexpected results, Bill soon discovers that you may not get what you wish for, but you will get what you deserve. Centrepoint artistic director Dan Pengelly has been encouraged after receiving positive feedback at the opening night performance. “I had a lovely woman make a beeline for me after the show. She wanted to thank me, saying that she had been waiting so long for a show like this. “When I asked what she meant, she said to me ‘The Love List was brilliantly

funny without being filthy’.” Pengelly says that he looked to former show-goers for feedback, whose attendance at the theatre had waned over the past few years. “The feedback had been that they were not interested in anything offensive or smutty. They wanted me to know that they are by no means prudish, but if you swear several times each paragraph, they were not going to attend. “The Love List is about love and romance, and inevitably sex comes along with that but, with this show it is very much implied.” Marshall and Baird, who are married in real life and based in Los Angeles, have moved to Palmerston North for three months to work at Centrepoint. Marshall who is in her second trimester after becoming pregnant using IVF says The Love List resonates with her after making her own love list when she read a book by life coach Tony Robbins. “I made a list before I met Millen.” she says. “Mine were things like he has to be tall and he has to be funny. “I actually got really specific, like he has to have blue eyes and his parents have to still be together, and then [Millen] came along. I think there is definitely a part of the story of The Love List that everyone can relate to.”

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Man in court over robbery Push to vaccinate and rape of elderly victim for whooping cough By ALECIA ROUSSEAU A Foxton man accused of robbing the same elderly woman twice, and raping her the second time, has denied all charges. Kally Joseph Taylor, 39, appeared in the Palmerston North District Court last week, where defence lawyer Tony Thackery entered not guilty pleas. Judge Jim Large remanded Taylor in custody to reappear in April. He also granted a media application to take the defendant’s photo. Taylor is charged that on October 14, 2017 he indecently assaulted the elderly woman, detained her without her consent, robbed her of her vehicle while armed with a knife and unlawfully used her bank card. He is further charged with entering the residential home on January 5 with intent to commit a crime, raping the elderly woman, sexually violating her by unlawful sexual connection, attempting to sexually violate her, threatening to kill the woman, detaining the woman without her consent to be confined, unlawfully using her bank card and robbing the woman of her vehicle, valued at $7000. Thackery told Judge Large this morning he initially sought a remand without plea as the case had progressed very little. He had only been receiving “batches” of information and

KALLY Joseph Taylor, 39, appears in the Palmerston North District Court. PHOTO: ALECIA ROUSSEAU sought a remand. After a discussion between

Taylor and his lawyer, not guilty pleas were entered.

The Cancer Society Manawatu Centre staff and volunteers are eagerly anticipating Relay For Life March 10th and 11th as it marks a true milestone of the 18th anniversary for this wonderful community event. From small beginnings of 87 teams in 2001 we have 95 teams with over 2000 participants registered this year. Celebrate Remember Fight Back helps communities to portray their Relay message in a way that allows those who have not been involved to see their place in the Relay movement. For those who are currently involved, they understand that Celebrate Remember Fight Back embodies the essence of what Relay means to them personally. Celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer. The strength of survivors inspires others to continue to fight. This is illustrated by the survivors who are truly the celebrities at the event and form the opening lap of honour. Remember loved ones lost to the disease. At Relay, people who have walked alongside those battling cancer can grieve and find healing. The candlelight ceremony at dusk is a chance to come together as one community and light a candle in remembrance, being part of a very special ceremony. Fight Back We Relay because we have been touched by cancer and desperately want to put an end to the disease. Make a commitment to save lives by taking up the fight. Many activities and displays, in particular Health Promotion and research, show how the work of the Cancer Society is funded by such events as Relay is Fighting Back. As the Cancer Society embraces the 18th anniversary we can be very proud of what this event has achieved in the past with such community support and we look to a very positive future of being here for those who have been affected by cancer and providing free help and support to those in need. Come and be part of this very special event being held at the Hokowhitu Campus, Centennial Drive, Palmerston North. We look forward to seeing you sometime during Saturday March 10th & Sunday March 11th.

People are urged to be vaccinated against whooping cough (Pertussis) to protect themselves from the contagious disease which is currently in the community. This is part of the ongoing national outbreak that started last year. Nationally there have more than 650 cases reported so far this year. In the MidCentral District Health Board area there have been 40 cases reported since November 2017, including several young infants admitted to Palmerston North Hospital. With babies at greatest risk, medical authorities urged pregnant women to be vaccinated as they would pass their immunity on to their baby, protecting them until they could be immunised at six weeks. Vaccinations should be repeated when the child is three months and five months, and then again at four years and 11 years. Immunisation during pregnancy is safe for mothers and babies, and the vaccine is free to pregnant women between 28-38 weeks and also free for all children. Vaccination should occur during every pregnancy. MidCentral DHB Medical Officer of Health Dr Rob Weir says getting immunised is the best prevention. This includes 10-yearly booster shots for adults in contact with babies and young children. “Whooping cough is a contagious disease,

characterised by long coughing episodes. However, adults do not always produce the characteristic whoop sound and can unknowingly pass on the disease,” Dr Weir said. “The disease usually starts with a runny nose and an irritating cough. It is at its most infectious at this time. After one to two weeks it typically progresses to a severe cough in infants and children. The coughing aids spread of disease at this time. Vomiting is common after a prolonged period of coughing. The disease can be particularly severe in babies and can result in difficulty feeding and breathing. It can be very serious and in some cases fatal. “The disease is sometimes known as the 100-day cough because of the length of time it takes to recover from it.” Dr Weir said anyone who suspects they may have whooping cough should visit their doctor as soon as possible, as antibiotics work well when they are taken early in the illness. Anyone with questions or wanting more information about whooping cough or the vaccination can talk to their GP doctor or practice nurse, phone Healthline on 0800 611 116, phone the Immunisation Advisory Centre on 0800 IMMUNE or 0800 466 863. ■ For more information visit www.immune.org.nz or www.moh.govt.nz/immunisation

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New Levin Comedy Club The brand new Levin Comedy Club launches its first show on Saturday 24th February with special headline act, Cohen Holloway. Having played roles in blockbuster movies Thor, Hunt for the Wilderpeople and What we do in the Shadows, Holloway makes a return to where he started out, live on stage. His stories and impressions have entertained audiences across the country, in various comedy clubs as well as TV shows such as 7Days, and Maori TV’s Find Me a Maori Bride. The two-hour showcase will be MC’d by Wellington expat Sully O’Sullivan. Back for a short trip home from his comedy career in the UK, Sully has performed across the UK and Europe. “This gig is great if for no other reason than just how ridiculous it makes my February diary look: Lichfield, Liverpool, Ormskirk, Thorton-Cleveleys, Stoke Upon Trent, Stafford . . . Levin,” he says, speaking from his home base of Manchester. Newcomers Kris Beattie, Sri Nair and Grace Leung round out the line-up, ensuring this show will have a little something for everyone. Taking place in the Levin Little Theatre, 75 Weraroa Rd, LVN230218comedy the Levin Comedy Club is set to become a regular feature, WELLINGTON expat comedian Sully O’Sullivan, bringing the best of local and who will be MC for the first Levin Comedy CLub national talent to the heart of event. the Horowhenua. Tickets are available from cost $20 with concessions at $15. The Eventfinda.co.nz and the clubrooms, and show starts at 8pm.

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Celebrating Pasifika culture and food

By SUE HORI TE PA Pacific Island song, dance and culture were on show at the Levin Adventure Park on Saturday for the annual Pasifika Celebration Day. There was an estimated crowd of 2500 people enjoying the Pacific Island atmosphere, taking time to visit the promotional booths, sample the Pacific Island cuisine and view the arts and crafts on sale. Fale Pasifika Horowhenua

Chairman Aleni Feagaiga said the vibe in the park was electric. “The atmosphere created by the performance groups was really special and symbolised Pacific Island culture.” The sounds of the drums and island music rang out through the park in what was a festival of cultures, he said. The event included cultural activities, singing and hip hop performance items, with children as young as four

taking to the stage. “It is important for us as Pacific Island people to share

our culture with the wider community and show what it means to be from the Pacific

Islands — plenty of food, a lot of laughter and sharing our songs and dance,” Mr Feagaiga said. Mr Feagaiga expressed his gratitude to the many sponsors and supporters of the Pasifika Celebration Day, saying that without this support, the event would not be able to evolve to where it is now.

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Large reward offered to bring back Max

Much-loved pug believed stolen from Centre - but he’s hot property

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he smallest, furriest member of the team at Makahika Outdoor Pursuit Centre near Levin has gone missing, and his family is putting out the call for his safe return. Max the pug is one of the centre’s two mascot dogs, and last Thursday he disappeared from the Gladstone Road property under potentially suspicious circumstances. Makahika co-director Sally Duxfield said Max was locked in the house when she went out last Thursday, but a staff member or tramper may have inadvertently opened the door. Max was seen at midday, but about half an hour later, staff reported hearing a “boy racer” type of car approach the house, and stop there for several minutes before taking off, she said. When she returned at 1pm, Max had vanished. “Our assumption is that he went at that time,” Mrs Duxfield said. Extensive searching and tracker dogs looking over the property had failed to find any trace of the distinctive 20-month-old micro-chipped pug, leaving Mrs Duxfield to believe he has been stolen. “He is very friendly,” she said. “He is also rare because he’s very fit for a pug. We do eight to 10km a day with him here. He’s a real outdoors dog. If he’s

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MAX the pug is missing, believed stolen, from Makahika Outdoor Pursuits Centre near Levin. A large reward is being offered for his return.

locked inside somewhere in town it will be terrible for him.” Mrs Duxfield said Max had arrived at the centre when he was just six months old. “He was a really shy little

puppy, much too introverted for showing,” she said. “But he’s been interacting with around 100 children a day since then. All the children come to camp because they want to see Max. They think

he’s the dog from [the] Men In Black [movie],” she said. “He has a little bow-tie he wears and all the kids want to take pictures with him. When Oprah Winfrey was in New Zealand, we told the kids he was brought

over by her from Men In Black.” Mrs Duxfield said the outdoor pursuit centre had another old companion dog named Sam who was pining for Max. “Poor old Sam is very sad,” she said. A widespread campaign for Max’s safe return has been launched, with large roadside signs around the centre, posters in all local schools and the staffrooms of nearby workplaces. A “large” reward for Max’s safe return, with no questions asked, is being offered. Mrs Duxfield appealed for anyone who may have noticed someone who has recently acquired a pug to get in touch. She said Max was easily recognisable to pug experts, in ways that may not be obvious to anyone else, so if someone has taken him they could easily be caught out. “We’ve notified all the dog people, the SPCA, the call has gone out far and wide,” she said. If you have any information about Max’s whereabouts, contact Makahika Outdoor Pursuit Centre on 06 367-8438 or text 021 725593.

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MAX, 20-M MONTH-O OLD MALE PUG Missing from Makahika Outdoor Pursuit Centre, 865 Gladstone Road onThursday 15 Feb 2018. He is micro chipped and easily identifiable. We would love to hear from anyone who sees a pug in the Horowhenua/Manawatu region. No questions asked.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Horowhenua Chronicle

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LEVIN

1 Bristol Street Levin levin@pb.co.nz 06 366 0880

Property Brokers Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

Your search is over

Sun, space, style!

OPEN HOME BY NEGOTIATION WEB ID LU60255 LEVIN 42 York Street Trying to find a two or three bedroom home 2 close to town has not been easy for many lately. Well here it is, so do not procrastinate. This 1 elevated 1980s dwelling with floor area of 163m2 in popular locality is a must to view. Featuring two lounges, compact kitchen 1 with walk in pantry/laundry. VIEW Sunday 25 Feb 1.00 - 1.30pm Margrit Searle 027 455 7706

Location is everything

OPEN HOME

WEB ID LU60602 LEVIN 76 Queen Street VIEW 25 Feb & 4 Mar 1.00 - 1.30pm & 28 Feb 6.00 - 6.30pm DEADLINE SALE closes Tuesday 6th March, 2018 at 4.00pm The time has come for a new owner to create new memories in this amazing home. With all the hard work done and designed for easy private living and entertaining, you will love the formal lounge with its cosy fireplace and timber accents. The updated kitchen is the hub of the home being open plan to the dining 4 and family room. Entertaining is easy with two sets of doors leading out to a fabulous north facing deck and back yard. There are four bedrooms, a family bathroom 2 Adriana Wilton as well as a bonus second bathroom with laundry. The Mobile 029 776 6902 section is a whopping 1012m2 which gives you a Office 06 366 0664 1 fabulous backyard. adriana@pb.co.nz

DEADLINE SALE

Buy it now

OPEN HOME

Stand out from the crowd

OPEN HOME

Stylish living

OPEN HOME 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 VIEW Sunday 25 Feb 11.00 - 11.30am Adriana Wilton 029 776 6902

Sought after Easton Way!

OPEN HOME

$520,000 WEB ID LU59945 LEVIN 4 Claremont Rise Look no further than this fantastic three 3 bedroom, plus office, low maintenance home located in Levin's desirable Claremont Rise. Quality, comfort and maximised living 2 space abound. Comprising of separate kitchen with lots of cupboards, dining area leading out to a private entertaining area. 2

$595,000 WEB ID LU59892 LEVIN 50 Easton Way A Mediterranean inspired courtyard is the 4 perfect entrance to this magnificent property. Featuring three bedrooms plus office, ensuite, walk in robe, sunny living 2 areas spread over a generous 259m2 of living space, including a great sized double garage. 2

Debby Turner 021 617 482

Adriana Wilton 029 776 6902

VIEW Sunday 25 Feb 3.45 - 4.15pm

Investment or home

OPEN HOME

VIEW Sunday 25 Feb 2.00 - 2.30pm

Out of the box!

OPEN HOME

$264,000 WEB ID LU59973 LEVIN 16 Cobham Street Located on the sunny side of the street, this 3 property has three spacious bedrooms, a large sunny lounge/dining area with a woodburner and a lined sunroom off the 1 kitchen, an ideal family or hobbies room. The property is beautifully presented and has been well maintained. 1

BUYERS $365,000+ WEB ID LU60027 LEVIN 65 Salisbury Street Back on the market again! The owners have 3 moved on and are keen for someone else to enjoy this home. Seize this opportunity, and dare to be different! Completely renovated 1 with new kitchen and gas oven, that flows effortlessly into the dining and living room with stylish decor and new carpet. 1

BY NEGOTIATION WEB ID LU59604 LEVIN 5 Heather Street This tidy brick and tile home, well insulated 3 and with aluminium joinery is definitely worth a good look. Boasting three generous size bedrooms, lounge with woodburner 1 complete with wetback, good size kitchen/dining area and separate laundry. View By Appointment

$375,000 WEB ID LU59328 LEVIN 7 Regal Street If you are looking for a special home then 3 look no further. Architecturally designed you will love the open plan formal lounge and dining room with doors out to a north 2 facing private courtyard. The kitchen has a double oven and induction cooktop. There is an additional family room 2

Clive Williams 027 240 9265

Clive Williams 027 240 9265

Carroll Emmerson 027 4349 345

Adriana Wilton 029 776 6902

VIEW Sunday 25 Feb 2.00 - 2.30pm

My home my castle

VIEW Sunday 25 Feb 12.30 - 1.00pm

What are you waiting for?

OPEN HOME BY NEGOTIATION WEB ID LU60609 LEVIN 4a Middlesex Street This 1980's three bedroom home, 3 constructed of hardiplank with aluminium joinery, is tucked away in the northeast sector of town. Awaiting a first home buyer, 1 or someone wishing to downsize or of course the investor that seeks a low maintenance property. Currently rented at 1 $250 per week. VIEW Sunday 25 Feb 2.00 - 2.30pm Margrit Searle 027 455 7706

Bring an offer!

OPEN HOME $239,000 WEB ID LU60069 LEVIN 59 Hokio Beach Road This brick home is very tidy and just waiting 2 for you to call it your own! Two double bedrooms, separate lounge, dining area with a built-in wood burner, insulated top 1 and bottom. The separate kitchen has lots of cupboard space. There is a single internal garage, extra toilet and workroom. 1 View By Appointment

Debby Turner 021 617 482

www.propertybrokers.co.nz

BY NEGOTIATION WEB ID LU58745 SHANNON 61 Grey Street The owners have moved on and want it 3 sold! Three bedrooms, great outdoor living, complete with spa pool and decking, ideal for summer living. The kitchen is awesome 1 with a dishwasher and dual oven. The lounge has great views, a woodburner and excellent flow to the dining and kitchen 2 areas. VIEW Sunday 25 Feb 11.30 - 12.00pm Clive Williams 027 240 9265

VIEW Sunday 25 Feb 3.00 - 3.30pm

Another great buy

OPEN HOME BY NEGOTIATION WEB ID LU60139 SHANNON 31 Grey Street Come and put your finishing touches on this 3 one. Do you need three bedrooms for the family, open plan lounge, dining and kitchen for easy living? Would you like a 1 covered in back door step to house everyone's winter gear, a garage for the car and a wood fire with the convenience of a 1 heat pump? VIEW Sunday 25 Feb 10.45 - 11.15am Tamara Bal 027 356 9028


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Friday, February 23, 2018

¯ COLLEGE HEADS UP AT MANAWATU

Busy start to year By BRUCE McINTYRE Principal

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e have made a positive start to the new school year here at Manawatu¯

College. Our roll is up about 10 per cent on this time last year. Students new to the College are settling in well, and an average of 70 students are attending our 7.30am daily fitness and conditioning sessions. Although these sessions are free and open to all students, they appeal to those students who are serious about taking their fitness and sports to the highest level. Regular attendees were tested in week two for aerobic, anaerobic, strength, power and flexibility. At the end of the term we will re-test them to see what improvements have been made, and report back to students and whanau. The challenge for four staff members running the sessions is to help improve technique, efficiency and their results. Senior student leaders began

their school year with a camp in preparation for the year 9 camp. Homeroom teachers, House deans and leadership staff all spent time at camp getting to know our new year 9 students. Last week year 12 students joined other year 12s from the district at the one-day RYDA (Rotary Youth Driving Awareness) road safety education programme in Levin. RYDA is designed for 15 to 17 year olds as they begin to drive or ride in cars driven by their peers. The programme focuses on attitude and awareness to equip young adults to stay safe on our roads. It is not just for drivers, but young people as passengers too. There were six interactive sessions on crucial aspects of travelling safely, combining the efforts of local road safety experts/educators and recovering survivors of road crashes. The students enjoyed the day and found it hard hitting and informative. Next Wednesday is our InterHouse Athletics Sports, and the community is welcome to join us for part or all of the day.

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THE Manawatu¯ College 2018 Senior Student Leadership Team. Front row: Pachience Fenn (Academic Captain); Myellah Harvey and Meghan Davenport (Head Students); Connor Thwaites (BOT Student Representative and Deputy Sports Captain) Back row: Sonya Enoka (Arts Captain); Paige Wright (Deputy Head Student and Deputy Arts Captain); Justin Jurgens (Deputy Arts Captain); Massie Harvey and Tayla Kuiti (Sports Captains).

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¯ College Touch players Saryah Chambers (Year 12), Jay MANAWATU Jay Hailwood (Year 13) and Massie Harvey (Year 12) have been chosen for higher honours after representing Horowhenua-Kapiti at the recent national touch age-group championships. Massie and Jay Jay have been selected to attend the 2018 Youth World Cup trials for the Under 18 NZ teams to play in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in August. Saryah has been asked to attend the Touch New Zealand Junior Pathways training camp in Auckland in October. This camp provides a unique coaching environment for promising young players to reach the Youth and Open team framework.

¯ College Head MANAWATU Student Meghan Davenport participated in the two-week Rotary Science and Maths Forum in Auckland last month. Meghan joined 170 year 13 students who are outstanding all-round science, maths and technology students and who are planning to study one or more of these subjects at tertiary level. The group lived in one of the Auckland University halls of residence. Attending modules and lectures, and visiting relevant organisations around Auckland filled the 14 days. Meghan’s favourite modules were biomedical science, robotics, psychology, sport science and video game development. “Those two weeks in Auckland provided an unforgettable experience, and have given me so many things to do when I leave college. I am very grateful to the Rotary Club of Foxton, Manawatu¯ College and my parents for making this experience possible.”

LEVIN

1 Bristol Street Levin levin@pb.co.nz Office 06 366 0880

Property Brokers Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

All class

Urgent sale - Auction 1st March

Luxury lifestyle

OPEN HOME BUYERS $597,000+ WEB ID LU58828 LEVIN 8 Burnfield Way If you were to build your dream home, this 3 near new, low maintenance 202m2 brick home would be it. Less than two years old and situated in sought after north east 2 Levin, this property boasts impeccable presentation. VIEW Sunday 25 Feb 1.00 - 1.30pm Murray Doreen 027 490 4773

FINAL NOTICE

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Private paradise

WEB ID LU60311 SHANNON 5-7 Ada Street VIEW Sunday 25 Feb 2.00 - 2.30pm AUCTION 6.00pm, Thu 1st Mar, 2018, On site 5-7 Ada Check your pockets, get out your lose change and Street Shannon come to the auction on Thursday 1st March. No mucking around, this sale can't be delayed as the vendors are heading offshore! On town supply, town sewage at the gate. Two sections selling as one lot. Included in the deal: partially converted house-bus home, a small weatherboard bunkhouse, an insulated shipping container, a tidy horse transport box with gas Murray Doreen hot water shower, a Kestral sail boat and a 6m x 6m Mobile 027 490 4773 concrete pad. Office 06 366 0662

$695,000 + GST (IF ANY) WEB ID LL60322 LEVIN 178 Potts Road A wonderful lifestyle awaits you at this 5 idyllic country estate just 9kms from Levin township. The superbly appointed five bedroom homestead offers indoor outdoor 2 living with in-ground swimming pool, covered al-fresco entertaining area. View By Appointment Murray Doreen 027 490 4773

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Relaxed private living

AUCTION

murrayd@pb.co.nz

www.propertybrokers.co.nz

OPEN HOME BUYERS $549,000+ WEB ID LU60654 LEVIN 209 Tiro Tiro Road Situated on the edge of town this 4 beautifully restored four bedroom northfacing villa offers a tranquil lifestyle. Sit on the expansive deck and over look 2 4685m2 of beautifully established gardens with mature trees. VIEW Sunday 25 Feb 3.00 - 3.30pm Margrit Searle 027 455 7706

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BUYERS $394,000+ WEB ID LL59694 LEVIN Hokio Sand Road The new owner will reap the benefits of this 3 rural hideaway - a lovely three bedroom hardiplank home tucked down a long driveway. The north facing living area has a 1 chapel ceiling and woodburner with wetback to keep you cosy in winter. View By Appointment Debby 021 617 482 Margrit 027 455 7706

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Horowhenua Chronicle

Open Homes

FROM PARLIAMENT

Variety in an average MP’s day of meetings and question time By NATHAN GUY Otaki MP Many of you I catch up with at local events often ask what an average day is like being an MP. No two days are exactly the same and it’s the variety I really enjoy. As the constituent MP for Otaki I represent most of Kapiti and Horowhenua in Parliament (even though the boundaries aren’t an exact fit). Parliament sessions are typically on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with sessions running to 10pm except for Thursday. Occasionally the Government can decide to debate urgent business and then the house can sit over the weekend — but this is rare. A typical sitting day for me means I will be attending a variety of meetings and challenging the new Government in the debating chamber at question time. I also meet with stakeholders and attend Select Committees. And if I get time I’ll try and squeeze in a run to keep fit. On other days I’m either in one of my two busy offices in Levin and Paraparaumu seeing constituents, attending community events or doing regional visits that relate to my portfolio. I have two hard-working and longserving support staff who do a great job. Anne looks after my very busy Levin office and Heather is based in Paraparaumu and is also very active in solving constituent issues.

$389,000 151 Weraroa Road Opportunity Knocking

M 027 490 4773 P 06 366 0662 murrayd@propertybrokers.co.nz propertybrokers.co.nz

Deadline 2 Middlesex Street Home and Income , Deadline closes 15th Mar

1.00-1.20pm

Deadline 6 Bowen Street 1.00-1.30pm TLC needed,3 bedroom family home,Great starter! – Closes 15th March

1.00-1.45pm

BEO $449,000 46 Burn Street Four Bedrooms in top location

1.00-1.45pm

$235,000 56a Keepa Street Sought after two bedroom, Fully fenced

2.00-2.30pm

Deadline Sale

$270,000 16 Parker Avenue Fabulous Investment Property

2.00-2.40pm

40 Karaka Cres, Levin BEO$260,000

Deadline 22 Clark Street Park like setting in town – Closes 28th Feb

2.00-2.45pm

1.30-2.00 6a Nikau St, Levin Gorgeous, 3 Bdrm. 2 car garage BEO$287,000

BEO $295,000 3 Collingwood Street Price reduced to sell

2.00-2.45pm

$259,000 21 Karaka Crescent 2 Bedroom in a great location

3.00-3.45pm

PBN 1 Winslow Place Size & Character!

3.00-4.00pm

1.30-2.00 2 bedrooms brick unit, conservatory, deck

Sales Consultant

12.30-1.00pm

$439,000 11 Highbury Drive It’s all about location – Here it is

1.00-1.30 2 Bdrm unit, close to town, private & secure.

Call me today for a Free Market Appraisal you may be surprised what your home could achieve in this market!

AUCTION 41 Goldsmith Crescent Mortgagee sale, selling from street

1.00-1.40pm

1.00-1.30 4 Bdrms, 2 bathrooms, 2 modern kitchens

These issues often relate to Government departments. That’s when we step in and try to facilitate better outcomes for concerned residents. We can’t solve them all but will always put people first. If you wish to contact me please call either of my offices, Levin 367-9110 or Paraparaumu 2982906, or send an email to nathan.guy@national.org.nz. You can follow my activities on Facebook too.

12.00-12.40pm

$449,000 24a Lancaster Street Entertainers Dream

Levin

If you have been thinking of selling your home, investment or Lifestyle property NOW is a great time. With a shortage of properties for sale many properties are selling well in excess of Rateable Value.

Property Brokers MREINZ Licensed REAA 2008

LEVIN

Sunday 25th February 2018

Demand is outstripping supply!

1 Bristol Street Levin P 06 366 0880

Saturday 25th February 2018

OPEN HOMES

The Levin housing market is going.... up..up..up!

Murray Doreen

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21 Salisbury St, Levin $495,000 6 Surrey Lane, Levin

15 Glen St, Levin 2.15-2.45 Views, beautiful 3 bedroom home, double garage BEO$389,000 2.15-3.00 63 Karaka Cres, Levin Tidy brick, 2 bedrooms, updated kitchen & bathroom BEO$290,000

LIFESTYLE/RURAL AUCTION 41 Fairfield Road 3 Bedroom Home, Opportunity to subdivide

Rural 1.00-2.00 116 Kawiu Rd, Levin Contemporary, 4 bedrooms, office,6198sqm section BEO$595,000 2.30-3.30 36 Papaitonga Lake Rd, Ohau Lge family home, 3 car garaging, 9045m² BEO$660,000

Cnr Oxford & Queen Streets, Levin

Contact: (06) 367 9333

1.00-2.00pm

Deadline 36 Oakland Lane 2.30-3.30pm Delightfully designed home with spacious living – Closes 8th March

WAITARERE BEACH Deadline 55 Park Avenue Freedom? Park Here! Deadline closes 15th Mar

2.00-2.20pm

Ph: (06) 368 8449 www.harcourts.co.nz

Sunday, 25th February 2018 7a Dudley Street 23 Trafalgar Street 73 Queen Street 65 Salisbury Street 33 Easton Way 42 York Street 76 Queen Street 8 Burnfield Way 112A Winchester Street 31 Meadowvale Drive 4 Bowen Street 50 Easton Way 16 Cobham Street 4a Middlesex Street 7 Regal Street 209 Tiro Tiro Road 136A Bath Street 4 Claremont Rise

LEVIN

Buyers $319,000+

Buyers $325,000+ Buyers $365,000+ $485,000 Deadline Sale Deadline Sale Buyers $597,000+ Buyers $310,000+ $254,500 $345,000 $595,000 $264,000 By Negotiation $375,000 Buyers $549,000+ By Negotiation $520,000

11:00am 11:30am 11:45am 12:15pm 12:00pm12:30pm 12:30pm 1:00pm 12:45pm 1:15pm 1:00pm 1:30pm 1:00pm 1:30pm 1:00pm 1:30pm 1:00pm 1:30pm 1:15pm 1:45pm 1:30pm 2:00pm 2:00pm 2:30pm 2:00pm 2:30pm 2:00pm 2:30pm 3:00pm 3:30pm 3:00pm 3:30pm 3:00pm 3:30pm 3:45pm 4:15pm

FOXTON

2 Frances Street

$155,000

1:00pm 1:30pm

FOXTON BEACH

7 Low Avenue

$389,000

1:00pm 1:30pm

22 Seabury Avenue

$255,000

1:00pm 1:30pm

16A Linklater Avenue

$249,000

1:45pm 2:15pm

21 Story Street

By Negotiation

1:45pm 2:15pm

30 Marine Parade

By Negotiation

2:30pm 3:00pm

HIMATANGI BEACH

6 Kawana Grove

Buyers $520,000+

11:45am 12:15pm

12 Te Kiri Street

Buyers $360,000+

1:15pm 1:45pm

31 Grey Street

SHANNON By Negotiation

10:45am 11:15am

61 Grey Street

By Negotiation

11:30am 12:00pm

38 Stout Street

$255,000

11:30am 12:00pm

5-7 Ada Street

Auction

2:00pm 2:30pm


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Horowhenua Chronicle

Friday, February 23, 2018

HOROWHENUA BIRTHING CENTRE

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Toddler He Whare Manaaki Tangata is our gifted overarching name which encompasses Arohanui (Kindergarten), and Poipoia (Secondary School). We are an educational facility for teen parents, and are located on the grounds of our host school, Waiopehu College. This architecturally designed and purpose-built facility houses a school and a kindergarten, the two areas functioning independently yet integrally together. Parents deliver their child into the hands of fully trained kindergarten staff then walk down the corridor to school. Students enrolled in Poipoia can access a diverse range of educational agencies and support. These include but are not limited to: mainstream classes, Te Kura, Open Polytechnic, STAR courses and WelTech. If you are the primary caregiver of your child, are 19 years old or under and are seriously considering completing your education, please call or make contact with the Teacher in Charge using the details listed below.

‘TO CARE FOR THE PEOPLE’ He Whare Manaaki Tangata

Waiopehu College, Bartholomew Road, Levin

Phone: 063681073 or 063688303

E-mail: annsto@waiopehu.ac.nz

e welcome all women and Whanau to our midwifery led birthing centre. Here we have a team of experienced midwives dedicated to provide pregnancy, birth and post-natal care for the women and Whanau in Horowhenua. This is a fantastic centre designed to provide holistic care, and a relaxed atmosphere. The community have provided amazing support. There are a group of women who regularly donate knitted woollen garments, and blankets. We are very grateful for these donations as wool is the preferred natural fibre of choice for new-born infants. We also have a visiting Lactation Consultant who visits the unit on a needs basis. This free service helps our mums with breast feeding support. The centre offers free pregnancy testing and information to our mums, we can prescribe folic acid and iodine, two vitamins recommended in early pregnancy. Midwives can also issue free condoms and contraceptive advice.

OFFSPRING

Playgroup - Relax with friends while your children play happily. Parents, caregivers, grandparents, preschoolers all welcome. Good toys, music, coffee & food. Tues & Thurs 9amnoon. Levin Anglicans’ Hall, Manchester St, Levin. Contact 368 5987.

CREATIVE MINDS

coffee & play group. 10am Tuesday - music, Wednesday Tumble Tots, Thursday Play Group Kotuku Sea Scout Hall, Parker Ave, Levin

There is a specialist Obstetrician who visits once a week for the women who require advice from the doctor. This allows women to have the majority of their cares provided from the centre. Lesley Gummer, Charge Midwife Horowhenua Birthing Centre, 62 Liverpool St, Levin email: Lesley.gummer@midcentral.govt.nz

SPACES AVAILABLE Come and Visit Morning, Afternoon and All Day sessions for 3 to 5 year olds. Morning Sessions for 2 year olds. • Low child to teacher ratio • Educating and caring in a safe, nurturing, Christian environment • “20 hours ECE” and WINZ subsidies available for those who are eligible

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Phone 368 6233

19 Rugby Street, Levin www.levinbaptistkindy.org.nz e-mail: kindy.care@xtra.co.nz

PLAYGROUPS Meet - Wednesdays 9.30am -

It’s never to late to enrol. Classes for pre-schoolers and beginners through to adults and advanced dancers. Contact us today on:

021 254 7789 • katemartindance@gmail.com Find us on Facebook at Kate Martin Dance

Arohanui Kindergarten

Betty Montford Kindergarten

Fanau Pasifika Kindergarten

Parsons Avenue Kindergarten

Te Timatanga Hou Kindergarten

Taitoko Kindergarten

11.30am. Music & Movement - Fridays 9.30am & 10.30am with morning tea for both sessions at 10am - both during School Terms. $1 per child, concession tickets covering all groups available. The Salvation Army, Durham Street, Levin

FAMILY Start

Horowhenua and Otaki. We support families facing challenges, to build their strengths and capacity to ensure their children have the best possible start in life. Entry from second trimester until baby is 1 year old. 06 368 8678.


Friday, February 23, 2018

Horowhenua Chronicle

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Help clean up Foxton Beach

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ooking for something to do next weekend? Make a difference by helping to protect Foxton Beach’s endangered coastal landscapes and seabirds. Horizons Regional Council are holding a beach cleanup on Saturday 3 March as a part of Seaweek. All you need to do is meet at the car park at Foxton Beach at 9am with appropriate clothing, and you will be rewarded with a delicious barbecue at 11am. Rubbish bags are provided but bring your own gloves.

AT Horizons Foxton Beach cleanup last year, Contact Energy employees Aimee Wagstaff (left) and Melissa Sleeman cleaning up Foxton Beach as part of their Community Day where they get one paid day off per year to do something in the community. PHOTO: ASHLEIGH COLLIS

LOOKING BACK

Many changes for Foxton town over the decades By TONY HUNT Recently I brought home for repair a map of Foxton made in the early 1960s. There was no Mark Perreau Place or any eastern end of Herrington Street. This reminded me of the original from the 1860s of the layout of the town. This map has nothing north of Ladys Mile or south of Patrick Street. There are two features that stood out. First the Main Street terminated

at Wharf Street and to go further south travellers had to go down to Harbour Street then along to Purcell Street. There wasn’t much south of the town in those days! The second feature was that Johnston Street (SH1) stopped at what is now Cook Street, as did Futter Street. The reason for this is that a long stretch of land from Main Street out to the cemetery area was labelled as the block of The Native Children of T U Cook.

NEARLY SOLD ALL MY LISTINGS

Property Brokers Licensed REAA 2008 Cnr Main & Clyde Streets Foxton

This land ran between Cook and Union Streets and was not built on at this time. South of Union Street the only thing missing was Francis Street which was formed later by Gaius Brewer (a flaxmiller) and named after his wife. In the middle of the town both Liddell Street and Ravensworth Place were not in existence, both of which were formed on land owned by John Liddell, a local businessman. Between the 1860s and 1960s changes that were made are

most noticeably the completion of Main Street, Johnston and Futter Streets, and the formation of Brown Street. Of course there were the developments north of Ladys Mile such as Easton, Hulke and Jenks Streets. Hetta Street off Norbiton Road had also been formed. There have also been infills nearer the centre of town, one of which is Hall Street (originally Loudon St). Another is Whyte Street, which when first formed did not go as far as

Can you help me please. If you are thinking of selling, now is a great time. The market is still on fire.

Maria van der Schouw Sales Consultant

M 06 929 6534 P 027 443 0294

SH1. One street has come and gone in this period — Watson Street, off Ravensworth Place beside Jack’s Panelbeaters. Another street on the original map is interesting — Nye Street. This is on both maps stretching from Union Street to Purcell Street but not much of it was formed until relatively recently, when a short section north of Union Street was made to give access to a few houses built there. The rest of Nye Street is occupied by King’s Canal.


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Horowhenua Chronicle

Friday, February 23, 2018

Foxton hosts its first surf lifesaving champs By ASHLEIGH COLLIS Foxton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club hosted its first Capital Coast Junior Championships in 10 years last weekend. Lyall Bay, Maranui and Titahi Bay surf clubs dominated the competition but Foxton girl Charna Craig managed to take out third place in the Under-11 female category. Foxton Beach junior surf co-ordinator Daniel Cudby said that the day was a huge success, thanks to the help of other clubs. From up and down the capital coast, eight clubs competed on the day with a total of 303 entrants under the age of 14. My Cudby became a lifeguard when his daughter joined and he said responsibilities escalated from there. “It’s cool to be able to spend time with your kids at the beach, it’s a great environment. They also make a lot of friends,” he said.

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HUNDREDS of young people descended on Foxton Beach at the weekend for the Capital Coast Junior surf lifesaving championships. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED He said that joining was about ensuring his daughter was safe at the beach with the added bonus of teaching her life skills. “I wanted her to be able to go down to the beach to surf or swim, and know that she’s safe,” he said. “There is more to surf lifesaving that watching people swim from a tower. It can be a competitive sport and is a lot of fun.” Children can start learning from as young as five. Beginner class Nippers starts at five and goes to 14 and currently has a

membership of 50. Head along to the Club on Saturday from 2pm to 3pm to check out what’s involved in Nippers classes. A season’s membership for the Club is $10 per child, $25 per parent, or a family of two adults and children at $60.

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Bill’s marking 40 years practising the art of karate F

oxton man Bill Harvey is celebrating 40 years’ involvement with karate. His involvement will be recognised by the local karate club on Saturday. “Bill started working as a carpentry apprentice in Palmerston North every day and training at the King Street Dojo every night. He then had to hitchhike home to Foxton,” says club member Tony Robinson. Mr Harvey has been the local sensei since 1978 and has run classes in Foxton, Levin and Shannon in the past four decades. He won the Manawatu Shotokan Championships in 1979 and has won numerous club championships. In 1989 he represented New Zealand in Australia and in 1986 spent a month in Japan training and taking part in tournaments. “While there he won the All Tokyo Championship and came second in the Japan Open,” said Mr Robinson. Mr Harvey has helped at least 25 students become 1st dan black belts and higher. “All are welcome at the dojo at the local primary school from 1pm on Saturday.”

Bill started working as a carpentry apprentice in Palmerston North every day and training at the King Street Dojo every night. He then had to hitchhike home to Foxton.

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FOXTON man Bill Harvey has been a karate sensei for 40 years and has led the Horowhenua Karate School for as long.

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Gardening GARDEN February’s heat makes it TASKS challenging in the garden A Get roasting If you have excess tomatoes, slow roast them in the oven with a splash of balsamic vinegar and a drizzle of olive oil. Your kitchen will smell delicious for hours.

Fight powdery mildew Deal with powdery mildew with a mixture of one teaspoon of baking soda in a litre of water sprayed on the leaves.

Plant winter veges Plant winter vegetable seeds — cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, silverbeet, spinach and leeks — in trays for transplanting into the garden later.

LTHOUGH we delight in the summer heat and sunshine, February can be a challenging month for your garden. The extreme weather can have a big impact. However, it’s an important time for harvesting in the home orchard and vegetable garden so there is plenty to do. Keep harvesting those delicious summer vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet corn, beans, lettuce, capsicum, aubergines and cucumbers. Water plants regularly to ensure even ripening, and mulch with compost. Snip off dead or dying growth and remove any plants that are diseased; especially those with blight, which unfortunately cannot be treated once it takes hold, and will quickly kill crops like tomatoes. Remove any vegetable plants that have cropped and finished for the season to provide room for winter vegetables that can be planted towards the end of the month, such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbages and cauliflower, which will mature in early winter. Although it can be a tedious task, keep deadheading summer flowering annuals in pots or the garden to encourage the last blooms of the season. It’s also time to plan for autumn/winter flowering displays. Begin sowing seeds of winter annuals like alyssum, calendulas,

primulas, nemesias, pansies, polyanthus, stock, violas and wallflowers. These “potted colour” varieties will brighten up containers or parts of the garden that need a bit of colour during winter. Late season peaches and plums are now maturing. After crops are finished, future-proof with a light summer prune and thin out old growth. Reduce the height of trees to allow for easy picking next season. Make sure all fruit trees are well mulched to help retain soil moisture levels and reduce weed growth. They can be fertilised from mid-February. Mid to late summer is a tough time for roses. However, if well cared for, they will continue blooming into autumn, especially the hardy ‘iceberg’ variety. Dead head plants regularly,

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sections, with smaller sections along Oxford Street for shops and businesses. Lots 43 and 44 were bought in 1907/8 by Mrs M Joyce and on-sold a year later to Mrs Clara Chapman. Four years later Mrs Chapmansold the land to Mrs S Youngwho held on to the site until 1918. This information has been gleaned from the rates books of the time by members of the Historical Society.

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Vandals hit Levin mural Graffiti vandals have struck again, barely 48 hours after their first spree. This time the targets were in and around Levin’s Adventure Park. The park’s murals were defaced in several places as was at least one car outside the park. “Thankfully most of the spray paint has come off without damaging the paint thanks to my amazing parents,” its owner says.

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Horowhenua Chronicle

Hard-fought bowls final

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FALLS prevention programme Steady As You Go has launched in the Manawatu.

THE final of this year’s Central Bowling Club women’s open singles championship was a closefought game. Marei Bevan emerged victorious in the end, beating Dene Norton. Both women were on equal points until the last bowl was played, handing Marei Bevan the trophy only in the final minute of the game.

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By ALECIA ROUSSEAU As falls in those aged over 65 continue to cost the country millions every year, one local organisation is doing their bit to keep the elderly mobile. Age Concern Manawatu has launched Steady As You Go, an exercise scheme specifically tailored to this age group. The falls prevention programme is part of a nationwide effort against falls, which are the most common recorded injury for the elderly. Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) statistics reveal between July 2016 and June 2017, 7197 new claims were received for falls in those over 65 for the Manawatu-Whanganui region. This was on top of the existing 8967 claims, costing more than $10.5 million. Age Concern’s programme relies on gentle exercises and has been developed by Professor John Campbell and Dr Clare Robertson from the University of Otago. The activities use techniques that have

been proven to reduce falls and promote balance, leg strength and overall wellbeing. Age Concern Manawatu Outreach manager Marian Dean said they were thrilled to bring these classes to the region. “It is proven to not only help with preventing falls but also in helping build friendships.” And, although many elderly engage in activities such as gardening, walking and bowls, these may not maintain their muscle strength. She said falls were not a natural part of ageing and were often associated with weakened leg muscles and poor balance. The one-hour classes will be held across 10 weeks and will cost as little as $2. Each session begins with a chair warmup, followed by standing and walking exercises and a final warm-down. The first session of Steady As You Go will be held February 28, 10am in the Rangiora Ave Hall.

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Ngaire Fluerty, in her final year as a junior bowls player, collected both the junior and senior Single Championship titles at RSA Bowls last weekend. She will represent the club in the Centre Champion of Champions Competitions. RSA Bowls Club also held its annual Diggers Day tournament at the weekend in honour of New Zealanders and Australians who fought in world wars.

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made $840 ($2.62) and cross breed steers 270 kg made $500 ($1.85). Yearling white face heifers 175 kg-325 kg up to $680 ($2.08-$2.57), Angus cross heifers 246 kg $560 ($2.28), Galloway cross heifers 217 kg made $540 ($2.48). Autumn born Friesian bulls 185 kg made $700 ($3.78) and cross breed bulls 200 kg made $530 ($2.65). Weaner white face steers 130 kg-145 kg made up to $500 ($3.38-$3.45). Weaner Friesian bulls 125 kg-163kg made up to $650 ($3.69-$4.16), white face bulls 117 kg made $555 ($4.72), Angus cross bulls 105 kg-140 kg made up to $520 ($3.33-$3.71) and Galloway cross bulls 152 kg made $500 ($3.28). Cross breed bulls 125 kg-182 kg made up to $460 ($2.48-$2.52) and Jersey bulls 102 kg-135 kg made up to $350 ($2.25-$2.59). Weaner white face heifers 97 kg-140 kg made up to $560 ($3.82-$5.08). Friesian boner cows 461 kg-546 kg made up to $960 ($1.63-$1.76) and cross breed boners 322 kg-500 kg made up to $810 ($1.42-$1.67). Store pigs made $100-$140. RWR ewes $127 and mixed sex lambs $75-$135.


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Joanne Florence Emma. (Jo)

14~2~1963 - 19~2~2018 Loved daughter of Sheila and the late Bob. Loving Mum of Rohan. Loved sister to Andrew and partner Wendy, aunty to Gemma, Hugh and Maddie, great aunty to baby India. A very brave lady gone before her time. In lieu of flowers, donations to Breast Cancer NZ would be appreciated.

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Open at the Horowhenua Health Centre 62 Liverpool Street, Levin 5pm to 7.30pm weekdays 8am to 5.30pm weekends and public holidays The clinic is a fee-paying service, so please note that charges will apply (Children aged under 13 are free) Phone 06

368 1402

This service is provided by Tararua Medical Centre, Cambridge St Medical Centre, Queen St Surgery, Masonic Medical, Horowhenua Community Practice and Te Waiora

“Where we honour and celebrate life”

Services Offered BINKY’S ADMINISTRATION SERVICES

Yummy Food Come For Din nner 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 A tradesman painter, 26 years exp, phone Matt 021 1753 536/06 210 2994.

Stock Auctions

Michael and Liz Hill

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• Butter Chicken • Shepherd’s Pie • Sweet & Sour Chicken • Lasagne • Macaroni Cheese • Devilled Sausages • Potato Bake • Beef or Chicken Rissoles • Spaghetti Bolognese

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NORCA RUG CO. LTD 248 Oxford Street Levin Phone 368-8844

Garage Sales

FOXTON BCH THOMAS PLC Saturday 8am.Great variety, come and have a browse. TO VISIT VISITED

CONTACT CARRFIELDS:

LEVIN

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49A GREEN AVE Not before 8am. Everything must go. Household items, tools, furniture. TO VISIT VISITED

8 ROSEDALE PLC From 9am, moving to Australia, all must go. TO VISIT VISITED

BEEF & DAIRY CATTLE SHEEP, PIGS, CALVES 11:00am start All cattle weighed before sale

Darryl Harwood 027 449 1174 or 06 323 2399 Office (06) 324 8135

Property & Home Maintenance BINKY’S Town & Country Painting and Maintenance Services

Professional painter and home maintenance person available for house, roof, garage, fences, water tanks, sheds. Spouting cleaned/repaired. Water blasting & tree pruning. No job too small! Contact Waen 027 722 2647 Email: nztramper4@gmail.com

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10.30 am Calves 11.00 am Prime sheep Store lambs Ewes 11.30am Weaners Yearlings 2yr old cattle

Wednesday Sale

PAINTER Residential/Commercial Interior/Exterior No Obligation FREE Quote

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

MOBILITY scooter, excellent condition, $1400. Phone 368 4196.

TUESDAY SALE

RONGOTEA SALEYARDS

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Here when you need us... • Comfortable Chapels in Levin, Otaki and Shannon • 24 hour Call Out Service • Suppliers of Granite Memorial Headstones • Pre-arranged and Pre-Paid funerals

Stock Auctions

CARPET OVERLOCKING SERVICE

LEVIN

Work from my office or yours, no assignment is too big or too small. Do you need someone to take minutes at your meeting, proof read a lengthy document, fill in for a staff member who is on leave for a day or weeks; or can assist with setting up your office systems and procedures or general office administration. Then give Clare a call on 027 234 8843 to discuss your requirements.

Funeral Directors

For Sale

Community Events

FOUND sum of money on footpath opposite New DIABETES. Got Diabetes? Get educated - FREE - in an World Levin 19th Feb. informative and interactive environment. Health Contact Jim 06 363 7427. Living Diabetes Management course, Foxton, Wednesday 7th, 14th & 21st March 2018, 9:30am -11:30am. To register contact MHT Diabetes Trust 06 357 5992 or email admin@diabetestrust.org.nz

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DINNER: Tues-Thurs 5pm-8pm Fri & Sat 5pm-8.30pm

CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY

LEVIN COSMOPOLITAN CLUB Oxford Street, Levin Phone: 06 368 2571

Members, Affiliated Members and Guests Welcome

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OPENING HOURS Mon - Sun: 8:30am until 10:00pm

4 Buller Road, Ohau, Levin

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Horowhenua Chronicle

Friday, February 23, 2018

Public Notices

FAIRFIELD

AGM

Wednesday 14th March 2018 at 5:30pm Events Centre Conference Room All welcome

HOROWHENUA DARTS 2018 SEASON

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Wednesday 7th March 5 to 7pm

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Citizen’s Advice Bureau Levin will close at 12 midday on Wednesday 28th February at Jack Allen House, Durham Street Levin, and reopen in our new premises at the RSA Building, 32 Bristol Street, Levin on Thursday 1st March at 9:30am

Advisory Notice

Military Training The School of Military Engineering of the New Zealand Army will be carrying out Waterborne Training during 7 February and 28 February 2018 between 0800 - 1700hrs. The training will be conducted in the vicinity of the Manawatu River Boat Ramp, Matakarpa Road, Foxton. There will be small craft operations transiting along the Manawatu River in the vicinity of the boat ramp over this period. Queries regarding this exercise should be directed to SSGT Gary Besenyi. 027 675 1362

Join a

Club

Feature

INVITATION

FAREWELL MORNING TEA JACK ALLEN HOUSE You are cordially invited to a farewell morning tea at Jack Allen House, 21 Durham Street, on Saturday 24 February 2018 at 11am. There will be a blessing. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served. Please bring a plate to share. We hope to see staff and clients of community groups such as Grey Power, Age Concern Horowhenua Breathe Easy, Stroke Foundation, Parkinsons, AA, Supergrans and other occasional users of the facility; as well as from our tenant organisations CAB, PARS, CFDC, WHAIORO; and the other counsellors and clients who have been part of the fabric of Jack Allen for many years. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

MEETINGS IN MARCH 2018 Council

Wednesday 7 March, 4pm Council Chambers 126 Oxford Street, Levin

Finance, Audit and Risk Subcommittee Wednesday 21 March, 4pm Council Chambers 126 Oxford Street, Levin

Foxton Community Board Monday 26 March, 6pm

Ngarongo Iwikatea Room, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 22 Harbour Street, Foxton

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-po, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, and the Shannon Community Library.

Public Attendance

Council welcomes attendance at meetings that are open to the public.

Public Speaking Time

Clubs are an important part of our region, and we recognise the need for attracting new members as people move into the community. Horowhenua Chronicle is publishing on Wednesday, 14th March 2018. JOIN A CLUB, with the focus being on giving local organisations the opportunity to promote their club (at reduced advertising rates), with FREE additional editorial space also on offer.

Please contact one of the Sales Team

Phone 368 5109

CONSULTATION IN PREPARATION OF 2018-2038 LONG TERM PLAN

Registration Nights

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 Licencing Committee, as well as extraordinary meetings, are held as required and will be advertised separately.

More Information

Please visit the Meeting Schedules & Requests page of Council’s website www.horowhenua.govt.nz

Wednesdays 28th February & 7th March 6:00pm to 7:00pm Start night Wednesday 14th March

Horowhenua District Council (Council) is undertaking consultation as part of developing its 2018-2038 Long Term Plan. Consultation Document A Consultation Document and Supporting Information have been produced and are publicly available online at www.horowhenua.govt.nz/whatsourfuture

Lake Horowhenua Exhibition Launch

Hard copies are available at Council’s main office in Levin as well as at Te Takeretanga o Kura hau po-, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, Shannon Library, Tokomaru Store, Waita-rere Beach Four Square and Manakau Store.

The Lake Horowhenua Trust would like to invite all to the opening of the Lake Horowhenua Exhibition at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-po-, 10 Bath Street, Levin at 10:30am, Sunday 25th February 2018. The exhibition aims to provide information about the vision for Lake Horowhenua and the Lake restoration projects that are currently underway.

During the consultation period, Council Officers and Elected Members will be available to speak to any ratepayer or resident about the Consultation Document. If you wish to make an appointment with a Council Officer, please contact Council on 06 366 0999 or enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz. If you wish to speak to an Elected Member then please contact them directly - their contact details can be found online at http://www.horowhenua.govt.nz/ Council/Your-Council/Mayor-Councillors.

Horowhenua 11 (Lake) Part Reservation Trust Annual General Meeting The exhibition opening will be followed by the AGM for the Lake beneficial owners and trustees at 11:30am at the above venue.

Consultation on the 2018-2038 Long Term Plan Consultation Document will be in accordance with the special consultative procedure of the Local Government Act 2002.

Agenda: • Apologies • Confirm previous minutes • Annual report • Financial Accounts

Consultation Events Council Officers and Elected Members will be available at the consultation events for members of the community to come and speak about the matters covered in the Consultation Document and associated supporting information. The events are being held at the following locations and times:

AGM materials are available from Tuesday 30 January 2018 either online: www.horowhenualaketrust.org.nz or hardcopies will be available for collection at the Muau-poko Tribal Authority Office, 306 Oxford Street, Levin or by post if requested.

• Let’s Move Together, Saturday 24 February 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Levin Aquatic Centre • Shannon BBQ, Saturday 3 March 2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm, Te Maire Park • Foxton Beach Summer Market Saturday 10 March 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Holben Pavilion • Ohau Market, Saturday 17 March 2018 from 8:00am to 11:30am, Ohau Hall

Contact: Kelly Tahiwi, Secretary horowhenualaketrust@gmail.com, 022 657 8415

Call for submissions – 2018-38 Long Term Plan consultation Residents and ratepayers are welcome to make a submission on any of the matters covered in the 2018-38 Long Term Plan Consultation Document. Submissions close at 5:00pm on Monday, 26 March 2018.

DRAFT HOROWHENUA GROWTH STRATEGY 2040 CONSULTATION Horowhenua District Council (Council) is undertaking consultation as part of developing its Horowhenua Growth Strategy 2040. A draft Horowhenua Growth Strategy 2040 has been produced and is publicly available online at www.horowhenua.govt.nz/haveyoursay A hard copy of the strategy document is available to view at Council’s main office in Levin as well as at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-po-, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom and Shannon Library. During the consultation period Council Officers will be available to speak to any ratepayer or resident about the draft Growth Strategy. If you wish to make an appointment with a Council Officer, please contact Council on 06 366 0999 or enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz. If you wish to speak to an Elected Member then please contact them directly - their contact details can be found online at http://www. horowhenua.govt.nz/Council/Your-Council/Mayor-Councillors. Consultation events Council Officers and Elected Members will be available at the consultation events for members of the community to come and speak about the draft Horowhenua Growth Strategy 2040. The events are being held as part of the 2018-2038 Long Term Plan Consultation at the following locations and times: •Let’s Move Together, Saturday 24 February 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Levin Aquatic Centre •Shannon BBQ, Saturday 3 March 2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm, Te Maire Park •Foxton Beach Summer Market Saturday 10 March 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Holben Pavilion •Ohau Market, - Saturday 17 March 2018 from 8:00am to 11:30am, Ohau Hall Or, you can attend a drop-in session at Council’s main office in Levin from 3:00pm to 6:30pm on Tuesday 20 March 2018. Call for feedback – Draft Horowhenua Growth Strategy 2040 Residents and ratepayers are welcome to provide feedback on any of the matters covered in the draft Horowhenua Growth Strategy 2040. Feedback should be provided to Council prior to 5:00pm on Monday, 26 March 2018. A feedback form is available at horowhenua.govt.nz or at Council’s Office and Libraries. David Clapperton Chief Executive Officer

Submitters are encouraged to prepare their submission using the submission template, which is available with the Consultation Document, online at www.horowhenua.govt.nz/whatsourfuture or at Council’s Office and Libraries. Submitters who wish to speak to their submission will have the opportunity to be heard on 1, 2 or 3 May 2018. Deliberations on all submissions received will take place on the 23 or 24 May 2018, with the 2018-38 Long Term Plan to be adopted on 20 June 2018. David Clapperton Chief Executive Officer

Business for Sale and Wanted

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Horowhenua Events Centre Trust

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Horowhenua Chronicle

Employment Vacancies Horticulture opportunity for a family We are a vegetable grower in Matamata (Waikato) seeking new team members. We are looking for a family group who have experience in horticulture to assist with our vegetable harvesting. We have a 3 bedroom house available. Must have correct work permits or residency. We will also need work references. Please phone (Matt): 021 417 866 for more information

Concrete Truck Driver Higgins Concrete is an established ready mix company with operations in Kapiti, Nelson, Manawatu, Wairarapa and Wellington. Our success is achieved through our people – capable, experienced people with a can-do attitude and a commitment to the highest delivery standards and customer support. Our Otaki branch is currently seeking a full time Driver to join the team. Skills and experience required: • Strong communication skills and a strong customer service focus • Must be physically agile and healthy • Current drivers licence with suitable experience • Reliable and punctual If you have experience and want to work for a dynamic company with a great culture, this is the job for you. Higgins Concrete is committed to a drug free workplace. The successful applicant will be required to pass a drug and alcohol test prior to commencement as well as a pre-employment health check. Applicants for these positions must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit. Become part of the Higgins Concrete Team, contact us today. Email or post your CV and covering letter to: Plant Manager, Higgins Concrete Ltd PO Box 50230 Porirua, 5240 steve.coles@higginsconcrete.co.nz www.higginsconcrete.co.nz Or phone 06 364 0088 for more details

DRIVER/TRAILER ASSEMBLER We are seeking a person to drive our small truck and trailer unit, carrying our trailer bodies and crates between Levin and Palmerston North. This involves loading and unloading. We also require this person to assist in assembling our popular brand of TRAYLA which we manufacture on our premises. Applicants should have the following: ❖ Previous experience in driving small trucks and towing trailers, references necessary. ❖ A clean drivers license. ❖ A general knowledge of tools and machinery. Experience in engineering an advantage. ❖ A good eye for detail. ❖ Be able to work unsupervised in a team environment. This position is full time, however part-time would be considered depending on the applicant. Please apply to:

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Midgets in spotlight

Trayla Trailers Ltd, 53 Tararua Road, Levin Email: info@traylatrailers.co.nz

Storage

7 DAY SMARTCARD ACCESS

0800 562 5877

Mike • Leon • Richard • Zoe We are on-site Mon to Fri, 8am to 5pm @ 8 Power Street, Levin 5510 Web: www.supremelockups.co.nz

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LVN230218Pickens

MICHAEL Pickens in action in the Midget.

T

he best sprintcars, midgets and super saloons in the country are heading to the Robertson Holden International Speedway tomorrow night for the opening round of Rolling Thunder, a new series held in conjunction with Auckland's Western Springs. Midgets are the class we see least often in Palmerston North, but have excelled each time they have visited in recent memory. However, a field of this calibre has never made the trip with all the big guns arriving to take part on this occasion. Current 3nz Michael Pickens needs no introduction, a seven-time national champion who knows this track well having wowed the crowd here before. Other former 1nzs in the lineup include 7a Brad Mosen and 11a Shayne Allach, while 95s Duane Hickman, 25a Scott Buckley, 21a Carl Worboys and 36a Ben Drummond have also tasted success in other SNZ titles. After providing excellent racing during Teams Champs earlier this month, super saloons make a welcome return this weekend. 1nz Terry Corin leads the field, which also contains crowd favourite 16r Mark Osborne and rising star 124m Dan Corrin.

Former national champions pepper the lineup including 11e Peter Dickson, 26e Shane McIntyre and 7m Brent Emerson. Veterans of the class 24w Martin Halcrow and 96a Lance Jennings are up against relative newcomers like 18m Sam Waddell, 37m Steve Cowling and 92m Scott Hayward in a quality field. Last but not least of the featured classes are sprintcars, with current 1nz Kerry Brocas, 2nz Michael Pickens and 3nz James Dahm all on show this weekend. They are joined by former national champions 0usa Jonathan Allard, 82a Jamie Larsen, 22a Dean Brindle and 71a Jamie McDonald. The entire field is rapid however, with a number of up-and-comers trying to stamp their mark on the sport. Racing starts at the earlier time of 6.30pm tomorrow, with stockcars and youth ministocks completing the programme. Admission prices are Adults $25 (16 years and over), $10 for children aged 8-15, and $60 for a family pass of 2 adults and up to four children. ■ Visit www.pnspeedway.co.nz for more information.

Rolling Thunder Midgets, Sprintcars, Super Saloons + Stockcars Robertson Holden International Speedway, Cuba Street, Palmerston North www.pnspeedway.co.nz Saturday 24th February 2018 - 6.30pm start

Adults $25 (16 years and over) Child $10 (8-15 years) Family $60 (2 Adults, 4 Children) Children seven years and under FREE


PH: 06 367 3924 200? Hyundai Tucson 4WD SUV 84,000 Kms, Mint Condition

2013 Holden Colorado LTZ Low Kms, Nice in Blue

NEW CONCEPT: The Skoda Vision X, a compact urban crossover model.

$28,995

$12,995 2008 Holden Captiva LX

5 Seater, Leather, Nice in Blue

2014 Suzuki SX4

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Smallest Skoda makes appearance

S $9,995 2017 Holden Colorado LS

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$13,995 2012 Ford Falcon XR6 Auto, Top Condition, Good Buy

$43,995 2013 Holden Barina CD Sedan 1.6L Auto, Alloy Wheels, Super Low Kms, Hard to find Sedan

KODA continues to reveal news about the evolution of its SUV range into three model lines. With the large Kodiaq on sale since mid-2017 and mid-size Karoq due for an April debut in New Zealand, the third and smallest of the family will be previewed at the Geneva International Motor Show next month. The Czech car manufacturer will present a hybrid study called Skoda Vision X as a concept for a compact urban crossover model and will also showcase future hybrid powertrain technology. So far no name has been announced for the smallest Skoda SUV. The concept’s compact proportions for an active, urban lifestyle are highlighted by precise lines and clear surface contours with the FlexGreen body colour and roof with contrasting Anthracite sport accents. Distinctive bumpers, dominant side sills,

a large panoramic glass roof and 20-inch alloy wheels create a powerful look. Skoda says the sharp design was inspired by traditional Czech glasswork. The interior of the Skoda Vision X defines a new design language with a wide, ergonomically contoured dashboard that features freestanding colour display dominates the visual impression in the interior. Infotainment and connectivity services can be accessed quickly and intuitively via the screen. Illuminated elements made of cut crystal glass in conjunction with the colour display create atmospheric lighting effects. The Skoda Vision X is the Czech automobile manufacturer’s vision of a modern crossover and part of a strategy to expand the range of models with a focus on the fast-growing SUV segment which is a cornerstone of Skoda’s Strategy 2025.

$15,995 2005 Mazda 6 Hatchback Auto, Leather, Top of the Line

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Friday, February 23, 2018

LEVIN

1 Bristol Street Levin levin@pb.co.nz 06 366 0880

Property Brokers Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

Townhouse in prime location

Amazing location - ticks all the boxes

OPEN HOME

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WEB ID LU60561 LEVIN 73 Queen Street VIEW Sunday 25 Feb 12.00 - 12.30pm Enjoy easy living in this two bedroom Homestead built DEADLINE SALE closes Monday 5th March, 2018 at 4.00pm home. Neatly presented with a spacious open plan kitchen, dining and lounge. Built to capture the sun so you can come home to a warm sunny house. Single garage with internal access and small manageable grounds. Leave the car and walk to town! Don't delay 2 phone for a viewing today. Deadline sale closes 4pm 5 March 2018. Buyer enquiry over $325,000 1

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Debby Turner

Mobile 021 617 482 Office 06 366 0663 debby@pb.co.nz

www.propertybrokers.co.nz

$485,000

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WEB ID LU60589 LEVIN 4 Bowen Street VIEW Sunday 25 Feb 1.30 - 2.00pm This property has a fantastic fully fenced section with plenty of space for the kids to run around. The location couldn't be better - they can ride their bikes to all levels of schooling that are just a hop, skip and jump away. The three bedroom brick house has separate kitchen, dining and family lounge. Outside there is tandem garaging and a hobby room. Owned by one family for many years, this is a well presented family home. Viewing by appointment only so phone today to Debby Turner arrange a time.

WEB ID LU60112 LEVIN 33 Easton Way VIEW Sunday 25 Feb 12.45 - 1.15pm Check this out - a low maintenance three bedroom brick and tile home located just a stone's throw from Fairfield School. Open plan kitchen with new dishwasher and breakfast bar that leads into the light and sunny living area. Fantastic flow out to a private outdoor entertaining area. Master bedroom with ensuite. Fully insulated plus heatpump and DVS system. The easy-care back yard is fully fenced with big garden shed. Internal access garaging. What more could you Debby Turner ask for? Call to view today.

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WEB ID LU60166 LEVIN 49A Green Avenue View By Appointment Located on a freehold back section, in a quiet cul de sac, this is a very appealing private setting. The gardens are easy care with lovely plum and fruit trees. The living areas are open plan, and open onto an enclosed deck with a roller blind for all year round entertaining. The kitchen has been remodelled and there is new carpet throughout. There are two spacious bedrooms, a bathroom with a shower and separate toilet. The section is fully fenced, plus there is a single Clive Williams garage/workshop and extra parking space. This is a Mobile 027 240 9265 lovely tidy property so call me now to view.

BUYERS $249,000+

Office 06 366 1081 clivew@pb.co.nz

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