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Coastella a hit


Night falls on the Coastella main stage. By SADIE BECKMAN One of the lower North Island’s most popular festivals went off without a hitch on Saturday in Kāpiti. Coastella brought an eclectic bumper lineup of music and

entertainment to the rolling green grounds of Southward Car Museum in Paraparaumu, with over 3000 people turning up to enjoy the day under perfect sunny skies. While the morning had looked drizzly, and the following day

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had a wintery chill hit the country, Saturday afternoon turned on idyllic summer conditions for the boutique festival, founded by local musical promoters Gerry Paul and Paul Brown. Festival goers brought picnic


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blankets and umbrellas, and dressed in colourful finery for the event, now in its fourth successful year at the Kāpiti Coast venue. Several stages were in action during the day — a main amphitheatre venue, the Dell

Stage and the ever-popular Tiny Town, housed in a shipping container. The festival hosted local, New Zealand and international acts including The Miltones, The Beths, C.W. Stoneking, Mama ■ Continued Page 2


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Levin Red Cross is back in action Levin Red Cross is ready to swing back into action after their hall and facilities were forced to close for earthquake strengthening at short notice more than two years ago. The organisation’s hall at 524 Queen St has undergone a major renovation and building process, but is now ready for use again, by both the Red Cross and the many community groups who rented it out on a regular basis before the closure. The Red Cross thrift shop attached to the hall is also reopening and seeking donations of clean, sellable items but not furniture, to boost its stock. The Levin group’s secretary, Penny Lancaster, said the group was pretty thrown two years ago, when they were given short notice about the hall requiring extensive renovations to bring it up to code in terms of earthquake strengthening. “It was a long and drawn out process,” she said. “But because we are a disaster relief organisation we had to set an example.” Mrs Lancaster said they almost decided to sell the hall, but she was glad the organisation had decided it was better to keep it.

Heather Harvey (left) and Penny Lancaster of Levin Red Cross are pleased the group can reopen its hall and thrift shop after two years of earthquake strengthening.

Committee member Heather Harvey agreed the situation had disrupted not just the Red Cross, but also the community groups using the hall.

“We were quite stressed at the time. It displaced a few groups that used it,” she said. “The hall has been totally redone, the roofing has been

done, total strengthening with girders.” The organisation celebrates this Saturday March 2 when their shop reopens at 9am with

an official opening at 10am with refreshments. The shop will be then open from 9am to 2pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. “The important thing is to let everyone know we are back,” Mrs Lancaster said. She said all were welcome at the official opening. The shop is also seeking volunteers who may be able to take a few morning or afternoon shifts. Contact Penny Lancaster on 021 103 2534 if you may be able to offer some time.

Kāpiti’s Coastella festival a summer hit


Trinity Roots performing at Coastella. ■ From Page 1

Kin Spender, Ha The Unclear, Soaked Oats, Bullhorn and headliners Trinity Roots. Circus performances, juggling workshops, bouncy castles and facepainting kept


Festival-goers enjoying Coastella.

kids entertained in the Havana Funzone, and the festival also hosted some of the region’s top food and beverage offerings, handpicked by the organisers of Visa Wellington On A Plate.

Roving bands and entertainers piqued the interest of punters as they strolled between stages, reusable globlets of craft beer and New Zealand wine in hand. An adults-only after party

held inside the museum’s auditorium hosted the lively sounds of Wellington band The Richter City Rebels, with a strong brass section and New Orleans-style party repertoire. “Once again Coastella

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brought premiere music and culture to the stunning Kāpiti Coast, allowing Wellingtonians to escape the city for the day and treating locals to the cream of local and international music,” organisers said.


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The fun of Coastella

The afterparty was full of horns.

Richer City Rebels by the lake.

Kadodo Drum & Dance were full of energy.

Bullhorn got the crowd dancing as the sun went down.


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New group set to get ‘dansing’ A new group starting up in Levin will help even those without a musical bone in their body to find joy through singing and dancing, its creator says. Musician Myrna Michell has launched All Dansing and is inviting people to come for “friendship and the joy of dancing and singing in a circle,” she said. Michell is a singer and pianist who founded the Levin Sing Out

Choir, which she led until recently, handing it over and creating her new venture. She arrived in New Zealand in 2014 after a background in the UK as a songwriter and musical director, concert curator and workshop leader. Michell has choreographed dance moves to go with the songs aimed at encouraging a relaxing experience for attendees, who will interact in a circle, which

she says is more friendly and allows people to connect and look each other in the eye. “I don’t know whether Kiwis like to dance in lines or in a circle, but we’ll see,” she said. “The dances are like the offspring of the songs and I aim to include both slow and more flowing dances.” Michell said anyone was welcome at the group, and it didn’t matter if they had no

experience with either singing or dancing. Combining the two aspects together made the concept more comfortable for some and showed the intrinsic nature of the music, hence the hybrid name “dansing”. “It’s gentle exercise and it’s really good for the brain too,” she said. “It’s singing and dancing without being an expert - you don’t have to be perfect.”

The group will be held at Levin’s Thompson House at 4 Kent St, starting this Friday from 7pm to 8.30pm and costs $5 per session, with the first time a gold coin. All Dansing will run for six sessions, and booking is essential to ensure there is enough space, Michell said. ■ Contact or ph 022 187 7002 for more information.

Cricket teams in brawl to compete again

Doctors take strike action

By PAUL WILLIAMS Two teams involved in a brawl at a Horowhenua-Kāpiti cricket match play each other again this weekend — minus those players currently under investigation. Five players — two from Paraparaumu and three from the Weraraoa club — have all been stood down while an independent commissioner from New Zealand Cricket considers all the evidence. A T20 match between Paraparaumu and Weraroa at Kena Kena Park in Paraparaumu was called off on February 18 after an on-field fight broke out and police were called. A hearing was held in Paraparaumu on Monday night with an independent NZC commissioner and club lawyers present. A decision was expected within three weeks.

Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) who are members of the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (NZRDA) have issued strike notice for a 48-hour period from 8am Tuesday, February 26 to 8am Thursday, February 28. Emergency and acute services will be available during the strike, a number of elective services, such as operations, procedures and outpatient clinics, will be postponed at Palmerston North Hospital. Patients who have appointments affected by the strike will be contacted directly. A freephone number, 0800 PNHOSP (764 677), is available for anyone with questions or who requires further information.

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Warner Summerton with his broken wing from a 1930s Lanzo bomber design, home made. A Kimberley Road resident found the wing of a large model aeroplane in the blackberries in a back paddock. He left the black and yellow wing at the Chronicle office on Friday, hoping we might find an owner. A Facebook post generated a few quick responses locally and on Monday morning the owner of the plane that had its wing clipped turned up to claim it. Warner Summerton from Waikanae said he was in town the previous weekend for a competition of vintage model planes. “Mine is based on a 1930s design of a Lanzo bomber. This is only half of its wing.” He said his plane soared rather high and he lost track of it. “I saw it coming down and I found most of it, but this part we could not find. It landed rather a long way from where we were flying on Tararua Road.” He reckons somewhere a kilometre or two into the air the plane must have tilted and damaged its wing. “It probably lost its thermal lift and came crashing down.” He’s had the plane for a year or two and built it himself, and he said it can be easily fixed. The Levin Model Aeroplane Club flies from a local farmer’ paddock every Saturday and Sunday from 8.30am until about lunchtime, said club member


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Fun at Children’s Day

One of the fun activities on offer at last year’s Children’s Day celebrations in Levin. Levin’s Annual Children’s’ Day is on at Adventure Park on Sunday March 3. “It is our ninth annual free fun day for families,” said Therase Apatu on behalf of the organising committee. “It is also International Children’s Day.” “It is meant to give families a day where they can do things together and for free.” Local entertainment includes Kapa Haka, Pasifika groups, Kate Martin’s Dance School and the Tae Kwon Do club will do demonstrations Organisers are also promising a petting zoo, pony rides, free sausage

sizzle, fruit and candyfloss, with a water truck on site, bouncy castles, an inflatable soccer pitch and a boxing ring, under fives entertainment tent, cookie icing of sea creatures, story telling, free train rides, kaumātua tent, face painting, ta moko, a big dig, running races, rugby. Everything on the day is free thanks to sponsors the Professionals, Horowhenua District Council, Oranga Tamariki, JBs, Women’s Refuge and Life to the Max. The day starts at 11 am and lasts until 3pm, regardless of the weather, but for now the forecast is good.

Tailored support helps elders enjoy the outdoors

Reevedon Home and Village 37 Salisbury Street, Levin Reevedon Home Reevedon Home is more than just a rest home; it’s an elder-centred community that recognises older people as individuals and supports them in a way that’s right for them. We offer rest home care, respite and a popular day programme.

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It’s well-known that getting outdoors can make a big difference to our mental and physical wellbeing, whether that involves enjoying a picnic with friends, a relaxing day at the beach or simply soaking in the sunshine at home. At Enliven’s Levin Home for War Veterans and sister site, Reevedon Home, residents and staff have been taking every opportunity to enjoy those benefits, heading out to rugby matches together, Otaki’s recent kite festival, a grand picnic out at Lake Dudding in Rangit kei, Wellington’s botanic gardens and more – wheelchairs and walkers in tow. Reevedon and Levin Home manager Jenny Hodgen says that with the right support, there’s no reason for elders to miss out on the joys of fresh air. “It can be more difficult to get out the door regularly when you get older, but most of the obstacles which elders face in that respect can be overcome with the right support and a little encouragement. Our recreation team put a lot of effort into making sure our outings are tailored so that all the residents are able to take part, whatever their age or ability. “Newer residents sometimes worry about their wheelchairs, walking sticks or walkers getting in the way of enjoying an outing, but we let them know it’s no trouble at all. We just take those things along with us in the van.” The homes’ focus on elders’ holistic wellbeing reflects their commitment to Enliven’s unique philosophy, which

encourages elders to enjoy regular access to nature, seek companionship and take part in meaningful activity – it’s an approach which has seen the homes gain recognition nationally and internationally. Levin Home for War Veterans is one of only a handful of homes in New Zealand to have achieved full registration with the internationally-recognised Eden Alternative. This indicates the home has successfully put into practice all ten of Eden’s eldercentred principles. Reevedon Home, meanwhile, was recently awarded a four-year certification from the Ministry of Health, the maximum certification period on offer and a signal to others that the home is offering residents the best standard of care possible. You can learn more about either home by visiting or by calling them directly on 06 366 0052 (Levin Home for War Veterans) or 06 368 7900 (Reevedon Home).

Levin Home for War Veterans residents Colleen Plimmer (left), Gail King and Shirley Horn (right) enjoy a recent day out at Lake Dudding in Rangit¯kei.

Have your say on eco policies Here in Horowhenua and Kāpiti we are blessed with amazing outdoor opportunities, whether it be hiking in the Tararuas, swimming at our beaches, catching whitebait or visiting Kāpiti Islands bird sanctuary. The environment matters to us all. National has just launched its BlueGreens discussion document. This special interest group works with our MPs and believes successful economic and environmental policy must go hand-in-hand to benefit New Zealand and future generations. The key points in the document are: Resource use must be based on sustainability, economic growth and improving the environment can and must go hand in hand, good science is essential to quality environmental decision making, people respond best to change when engaged and given incentives, and New Zealanders have a unique birth right to access and enjoy our special places. We’re aiming to transition to a circular economy, meaning one that is restorative and regenerative, designing waste out of our system. National believes we can deliver a better environment without imposing a whole series of unneeded environmental taxes. We support an independent climate change commission and we want to see New Zealand meet its Paris commitments, with the smart use of technology like electric vehicles and continuing to grow renewable energy.

Infrastructure investment is critical to improving water quality and improving New Zealand’s resilience to climate change. The Government chose to end support for water storage infrastructure whereas we will consider expanding support with a new Water Infrastructure Fund. New infrastructure is needed in cities to separate and better manage storm and wastewater, while in rural New Zealand sustainable water storage schemes are required to improve water quality and management. It is time New Zealand steps up its approach to reducing waste and litter. More responsibility from industry is needed. The Litter Act should be updated, and a timetable to achieve zero avoidable waste needs to be set. We introduced Predator Free 2050 to ensure the survival of iconic birds like the kiwi and we believe in that vision. We also take a different approach to this Government, which has banned work on new biotechnologies. The document is at Please have a look and give us feedback. Your thoughts will help us define our environmental policy.



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Chicken Tenderloins The Retro Divas, from left Steph Dyhrberg, Charlotte Kerrigan, Jessica Clough and Kylee Martin. By ROSALIE WILLIS The sequined dresses will be hung up, the high-heeled boots on the shelf and the wigs put away as The Retro Divas — Kāpiti’s favourite girl band for over 13 years — is retiring. The Retro Divas have entertained at countless school galas and fundraisers, including Relay for Life, The Mary Potter Hospice Strawberry Festival, The Kāpiti Festival, and cancer charity balls as well as The Martinborough Food and Wine Festival and the Kāpiti Food Fair. “We’ve been going strong but our lives have gotten a little bit busy, which is why we’ve decided to retire,” said Retro Diva Charlotte Kerrigan. “The highlights for us would be the variety of shows we have done. We do a lot of private parties and themed parties where people dress up, which is a lot of fun. “We’ve also done some big shows at Southward Car Museum and they’ve been pretty special but what’s been really lovely is doing a lot of the charity shows.

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Meet Diane of Kirk-Wood Cafe, Manakau. She is one of 17,000 New Zealanders for whom a hip replacement seemed inevitable-until a few weeks ago... This is Diane’s story. “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to let others know how much success I’m having with the arthritis in my hips and back since starting on the QRS Mat. About 10 years ago I noticed that one of my hips was starting “give-out” periodically after sitting for long periods, in the car or office. X-rays confirmed the worse, arthritis in the hips and lower back. About 5 years ago the problem became worse, and I was reduced to hobbling around as best I could with some days far worse than others. I was next in line for a hip operation; just like my mother, father and sister before me. A friend told us about the QRS PEMF mat and in late May I started having sessions with Pip Martin of Kohuto Clinic in Manukau; 4 times a week for 16 minutes. Since that time Ive noticed a good 80% improvement in the arthritis in my hip and lower back. It’s absolutely marvellous to be moving freely again, without limping, without the awful grinding of the bones. I am now finding I’m able to do the tramping that I enjoyed 20 years ago, and can only encourage anyone else who is having hip problems to get some QRS PEMF treatment-it works! We are so very lucky to be living in this age of new technology. Very best wishes and kind regards, Diane” The leading and most common cause for a hip replacement is osteoarthritis. Visit the Arthritis NZ web-site and it tells you clearly “there is no cure for any form of 140 types of arthritis” and managing the pain and symptoms is the best you can hope for. The day-to-day treatments for arthritis, e.g. the anti-inflammatory and “pain-killers” which simply help relieve the Symptoms; have long-term side-effects on kidneys, stomach and liver. They actually worsen the arthritis by inhibiting cartilage formation and accelerate cartilage destruction. As far back as 1975 scientific papers were being published proving Pulsed Electromagnetic frequencies (PEMF’s) are highly effect in treating pain and improving function in osteoarthritis. Dr. C. Andrew Bassett of Columbia University’s Orthopaedic Research Lab, with over 30 years experience in PEMF research estimates over 65’000 patients nationwide (US) have received PEMF treatment, with a success rate of between 80-90%. The latest study into PEMF’s and arthritis finally shows there is much more than just nontoxic, non-pharmaceutical pain relief and improved function to be gained, as important as that is. This new study (Orthop Res. 2014 May: 3(5): 677-85)shows that “the fundamental underlying process of progression of arthritis can be slowed or stopped, even in the presence of fairly severe arthritis” In the study, the sham group showed increased cartilage surface degeneration compared to the two PEMF groups. In other words, their arthritis got significantly worse in the short 3 month study. On the other hand the PEMF group, cartilage thickness was significantly better and had a much lower evidence of cartilage damage and degeneration. Both PEMF treatments were able to counteract the progression of osteoarthritis. The above research shows that PEMF therapy is a very important tool for the treatment of arthritis. Most adults will develop arthritis sooner rather than later. One of the major indicators for developing arthritis and subsequent knee and hip replacement surgery is BMI (Body Mass Index). The 2014 New Zealand Orthopaedic Association Joint Registry reports the average hip replacement patient has a Body Mass Index of 28.68. A BMI of 30 indicates clinical obesity. Granted not every person who has a hip or knee replacement is border-line obese, but a great many are! So prevention and perhaps even cure can be as simply as changing your diet. The beauty of food as medicine is that the choice. To heal and improve health can begin as soon as the next meal! It’s a bold claim to make, is it really possible to cure arthritis? But why would you ignore credible research into the benefits of PEMF therapy given the complete lack of any other solution?

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Had enough of plastic packaging? Dominique Cvitanovic is organising Wrapped With Nature, a plastic-free market and that means no plastic bags, containers, products allowed. There will be plenty of opportunities at this market to find alternatives for just about anything. Wrapped With Nature is on Sunday March 3, 10am to 4pm at Waitarere Beach Domain. “I wanted to help people find out more about the alternatives to plastic used for products we use every day such as shampoo, body soap, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, washing powder.” She’s been working on using alternatives to plastic packaging for a while and then got friends to jump on board and now she wants to involve her community. She’s looking for everything which is

not plastic or in plastic containers: bamboo pegs, upcycled clothes, flax bags, hats, essential oils, reusable coffee cups, stainless steel straws and much more. No food or drinks are to be sold. Entry is free, stalls cost $20 for a 3m x 3m stall, $35 for 6m x 3m stall. “The idea is to show people that it is not hard to switch and ditch plastic from our lives. As a nation we are struggling to get rid of our plastics, we cannot export it anymore. Why should we ask someone else to dispose of our rubbish? “We can make little changes, and every year add another one . . . at the end of day, baby step by baby step we will reduce the plastic and maybe research will come at some stage with a plan to dispose of what is already there.” ■ For more information go to: 502945043445637/

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Rider picked in squad for development By LEXI RUTHERFORD-BLYTH Horowhenua equestrian eventer Abby Long has been chosen to be part of the National Talent Development Squad. The Squad is one of five squads created to produce New Zealand’s next Tim and Jonelle Prices. They are run by the Equestrian Sports New Zealand. Abby Long applied to be part of the Talent ID Squad, in the first tier, four years ago. Two years later she was selected, along with four other promising eventers to join the Talent Development squad.

“It is an amazing opportunity,” she said. She is now in her second season on the squad. “I feel honoured to be part of the select group that gets to be on the squad and really feel that it has helped me excel in my riding and training of my horses”. She said that the Talent Development Squad gives young eventers the opportunities and tools to achieve their goals by introducing them to the best coaches and vets New Zealand has to offer, teaching them horse and rider fitness by employing a personal trainer and organising three camps annually to improve their riding.

Have a say on the plans Horizons Regional Council is calling for submissions on its 2019-2019 Annual Plan. Last year in its long-term plan Horizons said a 4.72 per cent rate increase would be expected in the second year. However, unexpected costs, which include a $300,000 increase in insurance levies, which the council plans to pay for by making some changes to its programme for the next year, have come up. Horizons chair Bruce Gordon said Horizons had compiled a consultation document to help highlight what some of the key items are for 2019-20. “Predominantly planned work for Year 2 is business as usual with minimal increase in costs, however we are proposing to make some rating changes to the Haunui, Foxton and Makirikiri

river management schemes.” Mr Gordon said in addition to the consultation document sent to all households in the region, those affected by these proposed rating changes have been sent direct mail with further information. “We are also holding a drop-in session for Foxton ratepayers on Monday 11 March at 1.30pm in Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom in Foxton.” Submissions to Horizons 2019-20 Annual Plan close on 25 March. The consultation document and further supporting documentation is available online at and from Horizons’ service centres. Submission forms are also available online and will be delivered to letterboxes throughout the region this week.


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Seaweek time to get to know ocean By DEBORAH MACDONALD Children’s Librarian & Pam Coleman Community Engagement Librarian Seaweek is New Zealand’s annual national week about the sea. Seaweek — Kaupapa Moana 2019 will take place from Saturday, March 2 to Sunday, March 10. Hosted by the NZ Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE), Seaweek focuses on learning from the sea. It’s about exciting and inspiring all New Zealanders to renew their connections with the sea! Not just for children or those involved with formal education — it’s a time for all of us to get to know our ocean, its habitats, characteristics and inhabitants better. A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, Seaweek provides a unique opportunity to honour, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean. The ocean is important because it: • Generates most of the oxygen we breathe. Rainforests are responsible for roughly one-third (28 per cent) of the Earth’s oxygen but most (70 per cent) of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced by marine plants. • Helps feed us • Regulates our climate • Cleans the water we drink • Offers a pharmacopoeia of medicines • Provides limitless inspiration! Tiakina o Tātou Mōana — Care for our Seas is the theme for Seaweek this year and there will be many events held around the country to highlight the impact of plastic, litter and other pollutants on our coasts and in our seas. Angelina Smith is the Seaweek Coordinator for this region and has co-

Top 10 books New Adult Fiction The Bad Neighbour by David Tallerman The Angel’s Mark by S.W. Perry A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier Walking Through Fire by Sherri Cook Woosle River of Secrets by Roger Johns Hammer of Rome by Douglas Jackson Fight or Flight 17 Turbulent Tales Edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent A Respectable Woman by Susanna Bavin Vodka & Apple Juice by Jay Martin A Biographic Portrait by Steve Jobs

ordinated a number of activities in the community to bring attention to this critical cause. From March 2-10 there will be a display of artwork and photography submitted by members of the public to support the theme. There will also be a display of artwork and collage created by pre-school children. Of course we also have a multitude of books available and on display throughout the week. Come along and see what is happening at Libraries Horowhenua.

Seaweek Events: Pre-school variety show — Wednesday, March 6 at 10am. Puppet Show by Anna Bailey: Nan and the Tuna: — Saturday, March 9 at 2.30pm — Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō — Sunday, March 10 at 11am — Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom Film showing — Wednesday, March 6 at 2pm Blue Planet — Saturday, March 9 at 2pm, Coral Bleaching Virtual Reality Experience: Come along and experience a journey beneath the seas. It really gives the illusion that you are underwater and it feels like you could almost reach out and touch the sea life including sharks!

The experience will take you to the unknown and make the unbelievable believable. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō: — Monday, March 4 at 11am — Tuesday, March 5 at 11am Shannon Community Centre: — Wednesday, March 6 at 11am Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom: — Thursday, March 7 at 11am — Friday, March 8 at 11am Other Seaweek events happening in the community: Waitarere Beach Clean-up — March 17 from 2pm. Meet at the surf club carpark. Everything provided, ie. gloves, bags, etc. Sandcastle day — Saturday, March 2 from 10am at Waitarere Beach Band Fest — Saturday, March 9 from 1pm7pm at Levin and Districts Brass Band Hall

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WHAT’S ON AT TE TEKARE EXHIBITIONS Rembrandt Remastered: Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom February 9 to April 28. Abstraction with soul and heart Lita Emery Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō February 8. The Heritage rooms at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō are manned by volunteers Monday — Saturday 10am-12.30. WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY Social crochet and coffee club: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10.30am Quiz Night: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō $5 7pm. Spark JUMP Workshop: For families with children who do not have an internet connection in their homes. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō. Please register at the library. 6pm to 8pm. THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY Raukawa Whanau Ora playgroup: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 9.30am-12pm Lego Club: Shannon Library 3.30pm-5pm. FRIDAY 1 MARCH

Local Music Showcase (Friday concert): Rhondda Tyler Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 12-1pm. SeniorNet: Get help with your tablets, phones and laptops. Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom: 10am-12pm. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō: 2pm -4pm. TUESDAY 5 MARCH Raukawa Whanau Ora playgroup: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 9.30am-12pm. JP Clinic: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 11.30am1.30pm. Employment Readiness: Create or Update your CV Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō. 10am to 12pm. Please register at the library. WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH Social crochet and coffee club: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10.30am. Quiz Night: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō $5 7pm. Spark JUMP Workshop: For families with children who do not have an internet connection in their homes. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō. Please register at the library. 6pm to 8pm.

LAST CHANCE FOR THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME! Pam returns to Africa yet again with another tour group for this popular destination. So popular, Pam has had a number of repeat clients who cannot see enough of this amazing continent with its stunning landscapes, friendly people, and abundant wildlife. The tour includes a whistle stop call into Johannesburg Airport, the famous World Heritage Victoria Falls, a Zambezi Royal Sundowner Cruise, Savute Safari (Chobe National Park), the Okavango Delta, Botswana’s jewel in the crown plus much more. This is a small tour group, departing on 18th August for 13 days. At the time of publication there are only two places left for this tour (suit one couple or two singles). Please feel free to ring Pam with any questions or to discuss further. see us instore


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he popularity of Heat Pumps has risen dramatically over resat pears. This has not been purely for their high energy efficiency ratings, but is also due to the numerous practical, convenient and environmentally friendly benefits that ownership and intsallation can bring. The most obvious benefit of a heat pump at this time of the year is its ability to provide warmth. This can be achieved with the simple touch of a button; at the wall; or on the remote; and even from the comfort of your chair. Heat pumps can very quickly increase the temperature of a room. However, did you know, they can also be used for Gooling or Air Conditioning Your comfort is the single most important feature of a heat pump, and you are in control. A heat pump provides you with the ability to easily control and maintain your climate to your own levels.

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A heat pump enables you to increase or decrease the temperature of your room, or switch from heating to cooling in an instant and at the push of a button. Heat pumps can heat up or cool down a room within a few minutes, then, once the room reaches your preferred temperature, the beat pump will maintain that temperature for as long as you require it to. Heat pumps don’t create smoke, ashes, moisture or any other waste material tor you to remove. When

cooling or dehumidifying your home there is no need to empty the reservoir of water as your heat pump is plumbed in and has a permanent drain to the outside. There are no flamesor hot surfaces that children or pets can touch and burn themselves on. They can also be safely left on whale you asleep and you can even leave your beat pump on when you go out and it won’t cost you a fortune to have the luxury of returning home to a comfortable temperature. Many heat pumps have the additional benefit of programmable diners which allow you to warm up your room prior to getting upon a cold morning cc before your return from work.

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o matter what the time of year, it’s always charming to have a front yard that’s got pops of colour. When the warmer months swing around, a garden that’s bursting with bright flowers and gorgeous decorative pieces can really give your home a facelift. While it’s easy to rely on lush, green grass as the key provider of garden colour, try thinking out of the box and playing with some more daring shades. From the cherry-pink kick of Resene Knock Out to the lively zing of Resene Home Run, there are numerous ways you can turn your front yard into a kaleidoscope of colour. However, the key is to embrace colour in a measured way. You don’t want your garden to look like it’s had a run in with an enthusiastic toddler who’s just discovered the joy of paint.

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Painting the fence is a fun activity for adults and kids alike, but you don’t necessarily have to go for stereotypical white. In fact, painting your fence a bold shade could be a smart way to inject more colour into your property, without having to take to your home itself. Shades of green such as Resene Kaitoke Green or Resene Permanent Green pack a punch, without being too extreme. Use them to paint your fence, or perhaps a single front gate. They match shades like white, cream and tan well, so no matter the colour of your home, there’s a good chance you’ll get an excellent colour match! Alternatively, liven things up with a fiery shade like Resene Smashing or Resene Dynamite. You could even pick a complementary shade for your letterbox to maximise the impact.

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Daniel Champagne. Levin’s Tsunami Studio believes it has scored a major coup by booking a young Australian guitarist who has been making waves at festivals around the world. Daniel Champagne is coming to Levin for one concert at Tsunami Studio next month. “Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. “Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical,” wrote one reviewer recently on The young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five year old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road. In the next several years he traversed North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and Australia

performing. He has toured and shared stages with Jake Shimabukuro, Jesse Cook, Roderigo Y Gabriela, Richard Shindell, The Ragbirds, The Waifs, Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco. Daniel has accomplished all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, Gypsy Moon Volumes 1 and 2, his first long player Pint of Mystery (2011), My Own Design (2009), Wide Eyed and Open (2010), Real Live (2012), and The Heartland Hurricanes (2014). His latest full length release Fault Lines (2017) is available now and his new project, Satellite City EP (2018) is comprised of three singles, Satellite City, Indigo, and The Great Divide, all out now. He’s now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, and holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. Daniel Champagne has relocated to North America where he continues his career as an international touring and recording artist. He is playing one show at Tsunami Sound on Monday March. 18 from 7.45pm, 150 Kimberley Road in Levin. Cost is $20. Bookings are essential at 0211619154.

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MCKELVEY, Jessica (Jess). Five years ago a suicide victim age 29. Loved granddaughter of Heather, beloved Mummy to Luke and Emily, loved niece of Mark and Ailyn Bevan and Michael McKelvey (deceased 2010).

Known for Excellence. Trusted for Value. Our company has been serving the families of our district for 95 years Chapels in Levin, Shannon & Otaki Cemetry Memorials We own & operate Horowhenua Crematoriam Large variety of Caskets and Urns

Main Office: 284 Oxford Street, Levin Phone: (06) 368 2954 or Freephone: 0800 FD CARE Email:

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PIROVANO, TERITA, Marlene Dawn. Fran (Frances) Marion. Peacefully on 23rd Passed away on February 2019 at Thursday 21st February with Arohanui Hospice, encompassed Palmerston North, love and admiration aged 82 years. Loving after a strongly fought wife of the late Rewi battle with cancer. and mother of Shona, Forever loved mother Paul, Viv, and Brent. of Jesse and Tegan. A Marlene leaves behind special friend to many. aerobics 20 grandchildren, 26 Proud great grandchildren instructor. and 1 great great A memorial service in grandchild and will be celebration of Fran’s sadly missed by all. life will be held Many thanks to all the Harvey’s Chapel, 284 wonderful staff of Oxford Street, Levin, Thursday 28 Arohanui Hospice for on their care of Marlene. February at 11:00am. A celebration of Messages please to Marlene’s life will be Terita Family, c/- 284 held at Harvey’s Oxford Street, Levin Chapel, 284 Oxford 5510. Street, Levin, TODAY, Wednesday 27th February at 11:00am, followed by cremation.

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Public Notices




GRAND OPENING By Mayor Michael Feyen Saturday March 2nd 10am - 11am Refreshments to follow

To be held at 10:30am on Wednesday 20th March 2019 In the Open Meeting Room Te Takeretanga o Kura Hau Po Bath Street, Levin

Shop will open every Tuesday Thursday and Saturday 9am to 2pm

TO PLACE AN ADVERT simply email details to:



Each year meetings are held for ratepayers funding Horizons Regional Council’s various Flood Protection, River Control and Drainage Schemes.

Each year meetings are held for ratepayers funding Horizons Regional Council’s various Flood Protection, River Control and Drainage Schemes.

The purpose of the meetings is to report to ratepayers on the work carried out on the Schemes over the past year, and to discuss work proposed to be carried out during the forthcoming financial year. Scheme budgets and proposed rates for the 2019-20 year will also be presented and Councillors and staff will be available to respond to ratepayer queries on general Scheme issues.

The purpose of the meetings is to report to ratepayers on the work carried out on the Schemes over the past year, and to discuss work proposed to be carried out during the forthcoming financial year. Scheme budgets and proposed rates for the 2019-20 year will also be presented and Councillors and staff will be available to respond to ratepayer queries on general Scheme issues.

This year’s Moutoa-Whirokino Drainage Scheme public meeting has been scheduled as follows:

This year’s Ōhau-Manakau Scheme drop-in meeting has been scheduled as follows:

Moutoa – Whirokino Drainage Scheme Monday, 4 March 2019 - 9.30am Foxton Lions Club, 8 Park Street, Foxton

Ōhau-Manakau Scheme Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 4.00pm Ōhau Hall, 3 Muhunoa E Road, Levin

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Meet a local from NZME I love working with our local people and am passionate about helping clients grow their business. I enjoy spending time with my family and activities with my kids on the weekends. I am a volunteer with our Levin Community Patrol and I am proud to be a HOROWHENUA local. Philippa Hakaraia – Media Sepcialist HOROWHENUA New Zealand Media and Entertainment is proud to play a role in your community – all the brands below ow are part of NZME. The people who work for the print and radio brands in your region report on local stories and are locals locals, just like you.

Public Notices Public Notice of Application for On licence Sections 101, Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

William Clark & Son Ltd, T/A Taper Eatery, 216 Oxford Street, Levin, has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Horowhenua for the issue of an On Licence in respect of the premises situated at 218 Oxford Street, Levin, known as Taper Eatery. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is Cafe/Eatery. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 9:00am - 11pm. 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 Wednesday 20th March, 2019. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.

Employment Vacancies

FRESH split pine 4m3 $300 or 8m3 $550, free local delivery. Phone 027 652 4000/367 6396

Levin Branch of NZLP

2019 AGM Sunday 3rd March at 1:30pm Thompson House Kent St, Levin



Monday 4th March 2019 7:00pm at the hall.

HOROWHENUA COLLEGE Handyman We are seeking to employ a Handyman: ➣ 4 days per week ➣ 7 hours per day (8:00am - 3:30pm) ➣ Step 15 on Caretakers Collective ➣ Confident and able to maintain/fix anything and everything ➣ Painting experience would be an advantage Please apply by email enclosing your covering letter, CV and contact details of three referees to A job description is available on request. Application close 3:00pm Thursday 7th March 2019


Wednesday 13th March 5 to 7pm

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LARGE 4+ bdrm house, redecorated, available mid March, $430p/w, refs/bond. Ph 027 305 9821

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Wednesday13th 7th March Wednesday March 5 to 7pm



Each year meetings are held for ratepayers funding Horizons Regional Council’s various Flood Protection, River Control and Drainage Schemes.

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Himatangi Drainage Scheme Tuesday, 5 March 2019 - 11.30am Foxton Lions Club, 8 Park Street, Foxton.



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This year’s Himatangi Drainage Scheme drop-in meeting has been scheduled as follows:

WANTED to buy anything military, old guns, swords, grenades etc. Please phone 027 495 7936.

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The purpose of the meetings is to report to ratepayers on the work carried out on the Schemes over the past year, and to discuss work proposed to be carried out during the forthcoming financial year. Scheme budgets and proposed rates for the 2019-20 year will also be presented and Councillors and staff will be available to respond to ratepayer queries on general Scheme issues.

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Leapfrog Hats/Clothing alterations 66 Main Street, Foxton..............................021 255 7606


Able Whiteware Service Ltd 250 North Service Lane, Levin .....................06 367 0788


Cutty Sark Barber Shop & Massage Service NZCM Reg. 236 Oxford Street, Levin .............................06 210 0646

BINS/RUBBISH Levin Mini Bins............................................06 368 8586


Levin Chiropractic, 9 Queen St West, Levin .....................020 4137 4172


Trevor Dellow, 75 Tiro Tiro Road, Levin ......027 288 0111 ............................06 368 6483


The Capricorn Spirit, 164 Oxford Street, Levin .......... 0212317890


DL Driving School.................... ...................................027 461 7060


Flowers by Belinda, 253 Oxford St, Levin ...................06 368 3490

Do you rate yourself as a sales superstar? Are you a passionate driven individual? Do you love working as part of a friendly team? We have the position for you! We are currently on the hunt for someone who has a proven history in sales, someone who can work to tight deadlines, someone who is driven to make targets, who is meticulous, who has fantastic after sales service and a genuine desire to help people! This role is often fast paced and requires the ability to think on your feet and problem solve without getting flustered. There will be on-going training in all areas of the role but the ability to pick things up fast is paramount. Experience with outdoor machinery is a plus but not essential as full training will be given. Ability to work unsupervised is a must. No two days are ever the same but the role includes: Sales of all outdoor machinery - must feel confident demonstrating operation of machinery Serving the front counter – an upbeat confident persona is critical Locating and ordering of spare parts – basic computer skills necessary Daily unpacking of parcels – attention to detail essential Assembly of machinery – basic knowledge of workshop practices and tools would be beneficial Maintaining general cleanliness of the showroom

To be successful in the role the following requirements are essential: Must have sales experience. Must have clean drivers licence and reliable means of transport. Must be able to pass a drug test. Must be physically fit and healthy as some of the work can be heavy. Must have NZ residency. If the idea of this role excites you then now is the time to apply! This role will be filled quickly.


Andersons Outdoor Machinery 39 Hokio Beach Road, Levin Ph: 06 368 9665 | E:



Levin Glassworks Ltd, 154 Oxford Street, Levin 367 0557


Quin Roofing 366 0183


Louise Duncan Hair Design, 265B Oxford Street, Levin 368 8801


Hall of Flame, 290 Oxford St, Levin ................................06 367 0760


Kingston & Kemp Ltd, 23 Hokio Beach Road, Levin 368 2681


Secure “T” Plus Ltd....................... 25 Main Rd South, Levin..............................06 368 7172


Barry Cook - NZ Travel Brokers ............021 148 6925

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Trees • Hedges • Gardening • Lawns Rubbish Removal • Spraying Holiday Home Makeovers Help your section stand out Call Paul on 022 0380 431 or (06) 368 9648 for a free quote

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RANCHSLIDER: Wheels & Locks TRACKS REPAIRED WINDOW: Hinges replaced & new catches fitted KEYS: Cut LOCKS: Repaired or new locks fitted

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Refrigeration and air conditioning services including: Heat pump and refrigeration installation, general maintenance, commercial chillers and freezers. Have your heat pump serviced from $80.00!

CALL FRANK SLOBBE 027 534 6694 or (06) 3635064 • Servicing the Horowhenua and Manawatu areas

We can embroider onto almost anything Caps, Polos, Shirts, Jackets, Polar Fleeces, Beanies, Towels Bring in your own garments or we can help you source them

NO SETTING UP FEE – NO MINIMUM QUANTITIES 643 Main Street, PO Box 69, Palmerston North Phone 06 358 6287 Fax 06 358 6408

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PO BOX 596 LEVIN 5510 Colin Robb 027 442 9636, A/h 06 368 5385 Mike Hayes 027 442 9637, A/h 06 368 1111


Brent Congreve ~ Mobile: 027 249 2575 Office: (06) 368 7895 Email:

SAFE SECURE LOCKUPS • Short or long term

• Range from lockers to large garages • Security coded access 24 hours • Smoke alarms fitted in each building (Special conditions apply) Enquiries 0800 4 LEVIN (0800 453 846) Email: 10 Sheffield St, Levin.


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Workshop Repairs & Upgrades Onsite Call Outs Ph: (06) 367 9875 Mb: 027 223 4190

Michael Laing


Servicing Kapiti/Horowhenua since 1993


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Steinmetz Property Management Ltd T/A Tall Poppy Property Management.

HOW ARE YOU GETTING HOME TONIGHT? If you’re out and having a few drinks, make sure you’ve got a sober driver to get you home safely.


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No deposit to approved buyers

*finance conditions apply

Easy parking in rear service lane



Super funky design, Very practical with a massive amount of interior space @ PRICED TO SELL

Another hot hatch from your friends at RMC, 1600cc 5 Speed Just 88,000kms @ Fully checked





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It is not big, it is not small,but it does have seats for six. Low kms and fully checked

E V A S 00 $10

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A compact van/coach suitable for many uses, 7 seats, 2000CC, low kms


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2011 NISSAN WINGROAD 15RX A spacious wagon which is just the right size 1500cc – Just 38,000kms certified


Safety – Economy – Style. Just 50,000kms – choose RMC for full workshop back up.


5 11,99


Weekly payments Approximately

$66 per week*


Yes, just 21,000kms AA-certified – 1300CC automatic, fully checked and serviced 5 Star Fuel Rating







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WAS $7,995



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SAV $50 E 0

Weekly payments Approximately ately

$39 per week*

2009 VW GOLF


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9,9 9 5

2001 SUZUKI AERIO What a neat little wagon, 1500cc Automatic

Just arrived – another Golf 1.4 Turbo – space, power, economy, just 44,000kms AA-certified

WAS $10,995




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Weekly payments approximately

$61 per week*

3 ,9 9 5

*These weekly figures are based on a 48 month term, deposit of $2,000, interest rate of 13.95%. Terms, conditions and lending criteria apply

Wal, Peter, Ross

354 Oxford Street, Levin • Phone: 367 5414 • Email: • Service Centre: Totara Street, Levin, Phone: 06 367 5417 *Finance conditions apply

*Applies to new RMC imported cars *Odometers checked on new imports

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