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Brass band strikes gold

Band brings home trophies from championships Levin and Districts Brass Band is among the nation’s best. At the recent National Championships held in Blenheim, the band performed with distinction, bringing home a number of first, second and third prizes. Among the 15 bands in the C Grade Levin and Districts Brass was ranked third after bands from Howick and Woolston. Early in the contest the band won the Large Ensemble event, was crowned National Champions for Section B, and also finished outright first, awarded two trophies for the one performance. The Band‘s Small Ensemble finished second by one point to the Te Awamutu Band, however with the points awarded the ensemble finished ahead of several A and B graded bands. The Street March was held at 1pm on the Friday in the main street of Blenheim and the band performed particularly well, band president Chris Craddock said. “We got a first for Music on the March in the C Grade, and came third overall in the Street March. “Drum Major Nigel Hewitt finished second in the C Grade Champion Drum Majors competition. “A highlight for the band was being placed second in the set Test Selection Friday afternoon, with some very encouraging comments from the adjudicator.

Levin and Districts Brass Band came third in the C Grade Championship at the National Brass Band Championships held in Blenheim. The band was placed fourth in the Sacred Item. “Saturday saw the completion of the stage events and the band gained a third in the Own Choice

Selection,” said Mr Craddock. As a result Levin and Districts Brass was placed third overall in the C Grade Championship for all of New

prizes, three second placings, three third placings and a fourth from the nine events it participated in . Band conductor Colin Honey was ‘over the moon’. “Levin and Districts Brass played to its strengths and performed admirably in all events.” “It was a fantastic contest for the Levin band with some superb performances and the results reflected the hard work that was put in by all members at rehearsals,” band president Chris Craddock said. The band is indebted to The Southern Trust for the significant financial support to assist the band to attend the championships. The next event on the programme is the Combined Districts Contest in Wellington September 8 and 9 at Wellington College, where 15 bands from the lower North Island will compete over two days. “Levin and Districts Brass has an excellent youth education programme and is always looking for new members and learners,” he said.

● The results reflected the hard work that was put in by all members at rehearsals

Zealand. There are 15 C Grade bands in New Zealand. The band came home last Sunday night with two first

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Towns want to leave Horowhenua district By SADIE BECKMAN A group of residents from two small Horowhenua towns want to leave the district - and take their towns with them. The residents say they would be better off being part of Palmerston North City, and that is where they access all their services anyway. The group, which is lobbying for a boundary shift, has called itself Tokopiki, and one of its organisers told Stuff they shared no community of interest with Horowhenua’s main town of Levin. Christine Toms said the two areas paid high rates to Horowhenua District Council but didn’t get much invested back. She believed ratepayers could make significant savings by directing their payments to Palmerston North City Council instead. Other residents said even if it wasn’t so much about where rates went, a boundary change would reflect their activities, including where they did business and sent children to school. Mayor of Horowhenua Michael Feyen said the Local Government Commission was the appropriate organisation to consider any application for the boundary to be moved. “I respect the democratic right of residents to consider starting the process of applying

The current rural differential rate in Palmerston North would be more favourable to these communities than the differential in Horowhenua.


for a boundary change,” he said. Horowhenua District Council disputed the group’s claims about not getting a fair go with their rates. Group Manager Finance Doug Law said they were actually getting a good deal on their water and wastewater services. “HDC ‘harmonised’ these services so they were the same cost throughout the district nine years ago,” he said. “Tokomaru residents now pay a harmonised water rate of $468.70, receiving a substantial subsidy of $1456.30 from the large towns, mainly Levin. Without harmonisation, Tokomaru’s rate for water would now be $1925 per annum. Harmonisation was a key factor in enabling Council to provide a new water supply scheme for the community. Tokomaru residents pay a harmonised rate for wastewater of $627.10, receiving a subsidy from the large towns of $793.50. Without harmonisation,

the wastewater rate would have been $1420.60.” He said that while Palmerston North could currently offer the Tokomaru and Ōpiki communities economies of scale in water and wastewater services, recently announced Government policy is that all water and wastewater will be shifted to some form of entity that will operate, but not own them, so there is a risk that these communities would lose this benefit. “The current rural differential rate in Palmerston North would be more favourable to these communities than the differential in Horowhenua,” he said. “However, this is after a Uniform Annual General charge in Palmerston North of $690 per rating unit, so the two are not truly comparable.” Mr Law said rates in Palmerston North are set using a value-based rating system, which could disadvantage large farms with a high land value. Horowhenua has several targeted rates, which keep rates lower for high-valued farming land, in line with an approach supported by Federated Farmers. “As with most cities, Palmerston North has few targeted rates. Palmerston North City Council rural differential could change at the next rate review, particularly if a large rural area is added to their southern boundary,” he said.

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An international magic superstar is set to hit the stage in Wellington next week as part of a major worldwide tour. Entertainment sensation Dynamo is bringing his Seeing is Believing live tour 2018 to the capital on Monday and Tuesday. Dynamo, who has been called the “Eminem of the magical world”, will perform live at TSB Arena in one of the largest scale magical shows in the world to be brought to

local audiences. Having just wrapped up a sell-out South African tour, New Zealand is next in line, and the Kiwi appetite to see “the undisputed king of magic” live is absolutely huge, promoters say. Tickets, including special family rates from $74, are available for Wellington shows being held on July 23 and 24 at 7.30pm. ■ Visit or 0800 111 999.

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Flower expert loss to industry OBITUARY Pioneer flower farmer and lily grower William (Bill) Doreen passed away peacefully last Sunday in Levin. Mr Doreen started a flower farm on Fairfield Rd, where Lily’s Ranch House is now located, in the 1950s. He was an early horticulture student at Massey Agricultural College, graduating in 1951 with a Diploma in Horticulture. Having worked for his teacher, Dr John Yeates, throughout his studies Mr Doreen knew he wanted to grow lillies by the time he graduated. At the time New Zealand gardeners could only get Christmas and Easter lilies, so Mr Doreen bought some bulbs from his teacher and bought the land (4ha) on Fairfield Rd soon after he got married to Carol in 1953. He eventually became the largest flower wholesaler and exporter of lillies. His most famous lily hybrid is Casa Blanca. Eventually, when their four children had joined the business they set up a tissue culture lab and had giant freezers and cool stores as well as glasshouses and

a state-of-the-art packhouse. Both Bill and Carol retired from the business in 2002 after an accident and Mr Doreen turned to book writing, including his Lily Species throughout the World, which was launched in Christchurch in 2009. At the time of the launch he said that he didn’t want the knowledge gained throughout 60 years of growing lilies to be lost. He had become a world-renowned authority on flower growing and was internationally recognised for his contribution to lily breeding, writing and lecturing globally. He was recognised locally for his achievements in this area and as a major employer in Levin at the time Lilies International was operating in Fairfield Road. In 1997, Bill Doreen was named New Zealand Floriculturalist of the Year. The Doreens’ flower farm has been owned by Peter and Kathy Leith since 2002 and now also houses Lily’s RanchHouse offering a café/bar, hearty food, music, wedding and function venue, lily farm tours and a shop. Mrs Doreen passed away in December of last year.


William (Bill) and Carol Doreen in September 2009 with a copy of Bill’s book Lily Species throughout the World.

Manawatū audiences flock to symphony concert REVIEW NEW ZEALAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Regent on Broadway Palmerston North Conductor Jaime Martin and pianist Simon Trpčeski. Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Op. 96, Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 Reviewed by Janine Baalbergen It is not often that an entire symphony orchestra lands in the provinces, so Manawatū residents made the most of the opportunity to see our New Zealand Symphony Orchestra perform in Palmerston North’s Regent on Broadway on Wednesday evening. The orchestra was conducted by Spanish conductor Jaime Martı́n and hosted Macedonia pianist Simon Trpčeski. They performed Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Op. 96, Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93. This was a concert with works by very different composers and the works themselves were also very diverse. Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor is the best known and most loved of his works, a work the composer himself conducted many times.

Grieg’s Piano Concerto has one of the most recognisable openings in the piano repertoire, a passionate evocation of Grieg’s love of Norwegian folk music. This is a quintessential Romantic work that was spellbinding under the command of Trpčeski. Shostakovich was born a decade prior to the Russian revolution and survived purges by both Lenin and Stalin, making him impossible to pigeonhole.He was Russia’s official composer for a while and some saw him as a promoter of Stalinism while others say his music shows he was a quiet dissenter. He was denounced by the Soviet regime at least twice, but also won the Stalin prize five times. His Festive Overture shows signs of joy over outliving Stalin, who died in 1953, according to some critics. After Stalin’s death Shostakovich was allowed to perform again. His Symphony No 10 was a deeply personal one and contains the note sequences signifying his personal signature — DSCH or D-Eflat C and B as used in the German language. It gives hints of dread and views of the Siberian icescape. Both composers began their musical careers as pianists. Spanish Conductor Jaime Martin began as a flautist and has been conducting fulltime since 2013. The list of orchestras he has had under

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Travelling Somebodies to perform A trio of well-known local country musicians are combining their multi award winning musical and entertainment talents in a new band incarnation. Moira and Ian Campbell, who have built a solid reputation as duo Legal Tender, and accomplished soloist Carylann Martin have formed The Travelling Somebodies, a blend of powerful lead vocals, spinetingling three part harmonies and skills in playing guitar, bass, harmonica, keys and ‘squeeze box’ (accordion). They are set to perform in Levin early next month. The three are no strangers to sharing the stage with each other, having wowed audiences separately and collectively over the past few years as guests at many concerts, festivals and events all over New Zealand. Moira Campbell also keeps her days busy as principal of Levin North School. The Campbells and Martin have performed alongside many country music icons, including Wayne Mason and the Warratahs, the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, Des Hetherington (The Coal Rangers) and Dennis Marsh. They were also the support act for country great Charlie Pride on one of his New Zealand tours. Guitarist and vocalist Ian Campbell describes the group’s genre as ‘Rural Folk’. “It’s a mix of traditional and alternate country with a bit of folk in its delivery, hence the term,” he said.

“We love to make music, especially with a country twist. Songs that will touch your heart, make you want to cry or laugh and smile.” The Travelling Somebodies’ delivery of songs has recently seen them as collective winners of nine gold guitar awards including two for their own compositions about uniquely New Zealand happenings, Campbell said. Their eclectic mix of music has been recorded on the eight albums of originals and “songs they wish they had written themselves” that the trio have collectively released. “Audiences will be treated to award winning originals and renditions from greats such as George Jones, Gillian Welch, Guy Clark, John Prine and new artists such as Holly Williams — Hank Williams’ granddaughter,” he said. “Each and every performance will take you on a journey with a delivery of songs and stories that will make you tap your toes. “We have been privileged to play alongside a wealth of musical talent and experience over the years and it is a real pleasure for Carylann, Moira and I to bring you The Travelling Somebodies and play to audiences who just enjoy good music with a bit of fun,” Campbell said. ■ The Travelling Somebodies perform at Lily’s Ranchhouse, Fairfield Rd, Levin, on Saturday, August 4 at 7.30pm. If dining, bookings are required. Phone 06 367 0251.

The Travelling Somebodies, from left, Ian Campbell, Moira Campbell and Carylann Martin.

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“That’s really important to us as we work very hard to make sure the residents are able to have and do the things which matter most to them.” Vicki says residents often help care for the home’s animals - among them 8 cats and 3 dogs, not to mention several rabbits, chickens and birds - while others move in with their own pets following consultation with staff at the home.

An animal lover herself, Vicki often brings in her own dog, Jet, to visit the Levin Home residents.

Levin Home for War Veterans resident Ruth Starr (left) with Clinical Nurse Manager Vicki Marshall and her pet dog, Jet.

Search for owner of precious book Wellington writer Sally Maclean wants to find the person who recently donated a copy of the 1930s New Zealand Women’s Household Guide to the Arohanui Hospice Shop in Levin. Mrs Maclean bought the book from the shop last week “because it looked well-loved and used”. It was published in the early 1930s as a fundraiser for the newly formed Women’s Division of the Farmer’s Union. The book is full of recipes and hints sent in by members from all over New Zealand. It is about the size of a Penguin paperback book. Mrs Maclean thinks that the book must have been important to its original owner. A Mrs Harrap carefully wrote her name on the inside title page. She copied recipes into the book, and there are also several recipes written on whatever scraps of paper she had to hand, as well as clippings from newspapers. Mrs Maclean is interested in the women who contributed to the book l and the women who used it. “They ran households and made Cover of the OpShop cook book date dates homes for their families through back to the 1930s. what were often tough times,” said Mrs Maclean. addressed to Mr O.A. Rixon of Lyttelton. Extra recipes that Mrs Harrap added There is also a newspaper cutting that included one for floor polish, another for appears to be from a Taranaki newspaper a rheumatism cure, and a third for a salve because there is a fragment of an for work-worn hands. But it wasn’t all advertisement on the reverse for a New hard work. Mrs Harrap also collected Plymouth business. recipes for ginger beer. It’s possible that the book came from “I’d love to get in touch with the person the home of a Levin local who was one of who donated the book to hear if they have Mrs Harrap’s children, who would be any knowledge of Mrs Harrap or to find quite elderly now. out where they got the book from from,” said Mrs Maclean. ■ Anyone who wants to get in touch with Mrs Part of the mystery is where in New Maclean about the book can email her at Zealand Mrs Harrap lived., or contact her There is a hint of a link with Lyttelton on mobile 0272900554, or leave a message at the Arohanui Hospice opportunity shop, on — one recipe tucked into the book was written on an envelope from the 1940s, Main South Road, Levin.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Biodegradable plastics under fire With the disposal of recyclables under threat due to the world’s largest receptor of recyclables, China, closing its doors to the world’s waste, alternatives to plastic are already surfacing. These include plastic lookalikes that claim to be biodegradable or even compostable. But looks can be deceiving and terms used aren’t as straight forward as one might think, experts say. It is so confusing that the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton has urged the Government to take a lead in dealing with the confusion surrounding those so-called biodegradable and compostable plastics. “There are all sorts of supposedly environmentally-friendly plastics coming onto the market, but it is extremely difficult for consumers to make sense of their respective claims,” said the Commissioner. The problem is that whatever impact biodegradable plastics may have on the environment depends very much on what they are made from and, critically, how and where they are disposed of, he said. “There is a surprising degree of complexity at play here. “One can’t simply toss these products onto the compost heap, or into our recycling bins, and go away thinking ‘job done’,” said Mr Upton. The Commissioner has made an online resource ( publications/biodegradable-andcompostable-plastics-in-the-environment/ biodegradable-and-compostable-plasticsin-the-environment) to help concerned consumers tackle the complexities of the issue, but he says the Government needs to step in and assume greater responsibility. “The array of environmental claims being made about plastic packaging can lead to misunderstandings on the part of even the most environmentally conscious

One can’t simply toss these products onto the compost heap, or into our recycling bins, and go away thinking ‘job done’.


Calls to the Government have been made to take a lead in dealing with the confusion surrounding those so-called biodegradable and compostable plastics. PHOTO / FILE citizens,” he said. The Science Media Centre recently went in search of expert advice. “There is significant confusion among retailers and consumers around terminology where words like biodegradable, degradable and compostable are used interchangeably but they actually mean very different things,” Paul Evans, chief executive, Waste Management Institute New Zealand, said. “Many consumers have purchased bags thinking they’ve bought something


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compostable only to find out it’s actually degradable — so sorting out these terms is actually very important. “My main advice to consumers is no single-use option is a good choice,” he said. “Many people misunderstand that single use plastics are necessary for safety for food and health, providing protection from contamination and wastage,” Dr Elspeth MacRae, General Manager Manufacturing and Bioproducts, Scion said. “Biobased plastics — those made from biological resources comprise les than one per cent at most of the total plastics industry, but this is a growth area. It has been predicted that production of biobased plastics will increase by to $30B in trade by 2020 in a plastics market worth $650B by 2020. “Packaging plays an extremely important role in creating New Zealand’s wealth and is important in supporting the global sale of products. In New Zealand, the packaging industry has a value over $4B per annum in sales, supports more than $32B in agribusiness

exports and $58B in internal New Zealand trade, and employs more than 48,000 people. Plastics are an important part of packaging, but we can reassess what plastics we use for what purpose,” MacRae said. “Plastics are very important as lightweight and design-for-purpose materials. This is just another evolution in what we can do with plastics and should do with plastics. “This is a complex area and we are pleased to see it being elevated for public debate. Language matters — biodegradable and compostable are not the same and biobased is not the same either. “Even the existing international standards are not much help and there is a general lack of knowledge of the impact of plastics on the environment and humans. Certainly more work and research needs to be done,” Professor Thomas Neitzert, Professor of Engineering, AUT and President of Engineers for Social Responsibility said. Dr Ivanhoe Leung, Senior Lecturer at the School of Chemical Sciences and coDeputy Director of the Centre for Green Chemical Science, University of Auckland, said he sees an opportunity. “There is also a massive opportunity for New Zealand, especially in the upcycling of broken-down plastic materials (conversion into useful starting materials for the chemical industry). “This is an area of active research in industry and academia alike, and New Zealand has several world-leading researchers who work in this area. “Retailers and manufacturers can drive changes in consumer behaviours and habits. Recent changes about phasing out single-use plastic bags and plastic straws and by providing drop-off points for old plastic bags inside supermarkets will help reduce the amount of plastic waste that is going to landfill,” said Dr Leung,

Exercises for Parkinson’s Parkinson’s community educators in Kāpiti and Horowhenua have welcomed the arrival of specially-tailored exercise classes for people in the district looking for help to live well with the condition. Horowhenua Community Educator Tammy Ramsey-Evans said exercise is an important element in managing Parkinson’s but programmes tailored for people with the condition have been few and far between. The classes, run by exercise physiologist Kylie Chapman of ExerciseWell, are held weekly in Levin and Foxton and are open to people living not only with Parkinson’s but other neurological conditions. “The programme is great for people with Parkinson’s because exercise is critical to them managing their health,” said Tammy Ramsey-Evans. “It can help maintain or regain strength, balance, coordination, mobility posture and walking ability. “The number of people with Parkinson’s in our area is growing and the folk I work with find the classes are great because the exercises are tailored to their physical needs and abilities.” Tammy said that during exercise there is an increase in blood flow to the brain, an increase in brain signals and it can help the brain use dopamine more efficiently. This helps a person with Parkinson’s to improve mood, motivation and movement. “Exercise also promotes the release of endorphins which makes you feel good

The programme is great for people with Parkinson’s because exercise is critical to them managing their health.


and can help with pain management. It can also help lower the risk of other health issues like heart disease, cancer and diabetes.” Kylie is a clinical exercise physiologist and founder of ExerciseWell. She specialises in exercise and lifestyle programmes for the prevention, management and rehabilitation of chronic conditions, diseases and injuries “Most commonly people tell me they were really nervous about coming to the class, but they were brave and gave it a go and they are surprised what they could do and how much better they felt afterwards,” she said. Classes in Levin are held at St Mary’s on Thursdays at 9.30 am. Foxton classes are on the same day at 11.00 and are held in Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom. Classes are run in 10-week blocks at a cost for the whole 10 classes of $90 or $15 per session on a casual basis. For more information, contact local Parkinson’s Community Educators Tammy RamseyEvans (027 531 3263) or Vanessa Shaw (021 103 4347) or go to

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Working together for a thriving community By BARRY JUDD One of my most important roles as a councillor is to chair the Community Wellbeing Committee. With Council, government agencies and community representatives, the Community Wellbeing Committee is a subcommittee of Council that aims to ensure everyone in the Horowhenua has an opportunity for an improved quality of life in our district. This is not a goal any single agency, group, organisation or programme can achieve alone. However, by working collectively and collaboratively, individual agencies, programmes and initiatives can contribute effectively to a population-level result. This is the idea behind the Community Wellbeing Committee, which brings together existing agencies, initiatives, forums and action plans in our district to plan cooperatively and collectively monitor impact at a population level. By working together, we can do more with limited resources. The Committee has identified six areas of focus. 1. Children’s Workforce. This area of focus aims to develop a strong collaborative children’s workforce focused on improving outcomes for children. It will

support vulnerable children across the district. 2. Communities of Learners (Kerekere and Taitoko). There is untapped potential in our rangatahi (youth) and, for some, a disconnect between education and whānau. The solution is information-sharing and collaboration between schools, community sectors and early childhood education providers. This focus area aims to create a community of learners who can engage in meaningful learning experiences that reflect their interests, passions and aspirations to support success. 3. Interagency Family Harm. We need to tackle the high incidence of family harm in our

community. This area of focus aims to reduce the communitywide impact of family harm through agencies working together to provide services to reduce family harm. 4. Health and Wellbeing. We can keep people healthy and well by improving access to healthcare, mental health and addiction support in the community, communication and connections, and promoting healthy living. Currently, there are barriers to accessing healthcare services for people in Horowhenua, and a whole-ofcommunity approach to supporting health and wellbeing is needed. 5. Growth. Growth is catalyst for developing thriving and resilient communities, and we need coordinated, intentional planning and collaboration to shape our growing district. 6. Housing. While there are a number of great housing providers in our community, there is currently a lack of available affordable healthy homes in Horowhenua. Through collaboration and information-sharing, this focus area aims to achieve a better shared understanding of the district’s housing needs and identify opportunities to improve housing access and achieve a sustainable approach to housing.


Campaign addresses antibiotic resistance If you get a cold or flu this winter, taking antibiotics won’t fix it. That’s a message Pharmac wants Kiwis to take away from its Keep Antibiotics Working campaign. The campaign, spearheaded by social media posts and supported by resources for frontline health professionals, highlights five things that help cold or flu symptoms: rest, fluids, pain relief, decongestants, lozenges and gargles. “We want people to understand that antibiotics aren’t effective against colds and flu,” says Pharmac’s deputy medical director, Bryan Betty. “This is because colds and flu are caused by viruses, and the role of antibiotics is to treat infections caused by bacteria. “If you do take an antibiotic for a cold or flu, not only will it fail to treat the cold or flu, it could also contribute to the growing global health threat of antibiotic resistance.” Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria become ‘used to’ particular antibiotics, and may not work as well, or stop working altogether. “Antibiotic resistance puts lives at risk, because we need antibiotics to fight and protect against serious infections,” says Dr Betty. “New Zealand doesn’t currently have the same level of drug-resistant bacteria as some overseas countries. But resistant strains are increasing here, and our antibiotic use is high compared with European countries. So it’s important we act now and do everything we

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can to keep antibiotics working.” Dr Betty says the campaign does not discourage people from visiting their doctor. “If you’re worried about your health, you should seek advice from a health professional, such as your GP, nurse or a pharmacist. Just be aware that if you’re diagnosed with a cold or flu, and there’s no sign of a serious infection, you’re unlikely to be prescribed antibiotics.” The campaign also addresses earaches in young children, the most common reason young children get taken to the doctor in winter. “Earaches can be caused by an infection, but taking antibiotics usually won’t help them get better any faster. But it’s a good idea to take your child to the doctor if they have an earache to get it checked out.” Visit the Keep Antibiotics Working campaign site at

Facts ■ Infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms are already responsible for an estimated 700,000 deaths globally each year. ■ A study comparing New Zealand with 29 European countries showed we had the eighth highest consumption of antibiotics in 2013 . ■ Drug-resistant strains of bacteria already present here include Staphylococcus aureus (more commonly known as the ‘hospital superbug’), Escherichia coli and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

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Zest up interiors Shades of lemon, lime and orange are happy, irrepressible colours; the colours of spring and summer. They simply make us feel good. Dotting these colours around your interior is sure to perk you up. Because true citrus colours are eyepoppingly bold, you may not want to commit to splashing them all over every wall. Think about whether you want the colour to be the star of the show or just a supporting role. Another way to deal with the vibrancy is to tone the colours down a little, so turn lemon into a dusky honey (so instead of Resene Bright Spark, use Mellow Yellow), orange into melon (instead of Tango try Tacao), and lime into pistachio (Resene Lima and Hypnotic). The Resene Multi-finish palette cards are great for this as you can see colours of different intensity sitting side by side, letting you easily choose a slight more subdued version of a strong colour. ■ Kitchens: Because your kitchen cabinetry visually often takes up a large portion of the wall space, you won’t end up seeing as much of the wall as in other rooms. So bold colour here is easier to live with. Citrus tones and other juicyfruit colours just seem right in a kitchen. ■ Bedrooms: Kids’ bedrooms or play spaces packed with personality suit such upbeat colours. Citrus colours are good choices if you don’t want to fall into the unisex stereotypes of pink or blue. Make


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Vaping shop opens in Horowhenua By ASHLEIGH COLLIS The use of vaping is rising as rapidly as the vapour from users throughout the country, including in Horowhenua where a new store has opened. Hawke’s Bay Vapour’s arrival coincided with a regulation change, making the products illegal to sell to anyone under the age of 18, but owner Michael Brayder says vaping is five times better than smoking. Mr Brayder’s Levin store is his eighth branch, and it stocks a variety of products for vaping — using a battery-operated device to heat a liquid into an aerosol, which is then inhaled as mist. “Our customers are addicted to nicotine from smoking cigarettes. Vaping works because it allows you to keep your nicotine addiction and the physical addiction to something in your hand and mouth, breathing in and blowing out something visible while switching to a healthier way of getting your nicotine,” he said. Mr Brayder said he had been a smoker himself from the age of 13, with an addiction that progressed until he was smoking 30 cigarettes a day. The habit lasted 30 years before he discovered the vapour which helped him transition away from cigarettes. “I’m not worried about the long-term effects of vaping. Even if vaping ends up killing one in 10 people who pick it up, it’s still five times better than smoking, and there is no indication at all that vaping is harmful in that way,” he said. “I had a persistent cough like most smokers. It sat with me in

Hawke’s Bay Vapour has opened a store in Levin. Employees from the left, Nik Ravelich and Scott Penn. the morning for 10 to 15 minutes, but after switching to vapour, that went away,” he said. “I found it a lot easier to get upstairs, people stopped telling me I stank and I had a lot of extra money in my wallet.” Mr Brayder also said his sense of taste and smell returned. “As a smoker, you don’t

realise how much you stink because you can’t smell much of anything, but now I can smell so much more,” he said. He said for vaping to work, nicotine addicts don’t just stop smoking and start vaping, then later stop vaping too — they have to transfer the habit to successfully quit smoking.

His store stocks around 500 products, and more than 300 flavours of vape “juice” which can be a much more economical option than smoking. “For someone who smokes 20 cigarettes a day, the equivalent amount of vape per month would set you back $40,” he said. “However, while the benefits


compared to smoking may be evident, the jury is still out on harmful direct or passive effects of vaping, something Mr Brayder acknowledges. “Currently, there are not any known harmful effects of inhaling the vapour, but common sense would tell you that fresh air is the best thing.”

Shwopping for kindy fundraiser The Big Shwop is coming to Paraparaumu Beach on August 12. Brought to Kāpiti by the Raumati South Kindergarten fundraising team, the clubrooms at Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club will be transformed into a vibrant shwop-shop for fashionistas to ‘shwop til they drop’. At its inception 10 years ago, this event was held in Wellington and Auckland, the brainchild of a group of Wellingtonian friends, including Raumati South Kindergarten mum, Sarah Hopkinson. Now leading the kindergarten fundraising team Sarah is

excited to share her love of fashion, ecology and ethical shopping. Each shwopper can exchange up to 20 pieces of highquality clothing, accessories and footwear during the course of the evening. Women swap their quality clothes for vouchers and then swap their vouchers for new clothes. The Big Shwop includes spot prizes and auctions, a cash bar, canapes and a social atmosphere where friends can have a fun get together. At past events hundreds of people have shwopped thousands of quality clothes. The Big Shwop Kapiti is the

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Crunch time ahead for semi-finalists It’s crunch time for the semifinalists of the Horowhenua Kāpiti Club Rugby Premier and Senior Reserve grades, as a date at the big dance awaits. The HKRFU Premier Club Rugby Competition has seen a resurgent Toa side finish top of the ladder, as they aim to scoop their second piece of silverware for the season after winning the Nash Cup. Toa will host Levin College Old Boys at Te Atiawa Park. Levin College Old Boys clinched their semi-final spot with a comprehensive 48-7 win over Shannon. Toa Premier coach, Ritchie Wineera, was pleased to reach the semi-finals and knows the quality of the competition is strong. “We are humbled to finish the regular season on top of the ladder but know the job isn’t done. As a club, we realise this year’s competition is very strong and know any team in the top 4 can take it out.” “A positive we can take from Athletic defaulting this week is that we are now looking forward

to going into the semi-finals with fresh bodies. Good luck to all teams involved next weekend,” Wineera said. In the second Premier semifinal, Waikanae will host Rahui at Waikanae Park. The fixture will be the first Premier semi-final for Rahui since they won the 2011 Premier Championship. Waikanae held off Paraparaumu 16-13 to secure a home semi-final while Rahui will also take momentum in to the game, coming off a 30-17 win against Foxton. The 7-team HKRFU Senior Reserve Club Rugby competition has been hotly contested this year and with just the one-round, teams have been scrapping it out for a place in the semi-finals. Levin College Old Boys host Rahui at the Levin Domain in the first semi-final while Foxton host Paraparaumu in the other Senior Reserve semi-final at Easton Park. ■ The semi-finals on July 21 kick-off at 1pm for the Senior Reserve grade and 2:45pm.

TJ Fermanis charges ahead for Toa against Paraparaumu at Te Atiawa Park in Paraparaumu Beach on Saturday, May 12. PHOTO / DAVE LINTOTT PHOTOGRAPHY


The Horowhenua Hockey U18 Girls Horowhenua Hockey’s Under 18 girls representatives competed at the twin turfs in Palmerston North last week with a scratch team composed of eight local girls, two from both Kāpiti and Hawke’s Bay plus one each from Wellington and Poverty Bay rounding out the 14. It was a monumental task to pull together a competitive team but coach Jazz McKay did a great job, with the girls securing wins against Tauranga and Wanganui and a draw against South Canterbury.

They finished 13th equal from 18 teams, a far greater achievement than it may seem under the circumstances, said hockey dad Andrew Davies. The most important part of the exercise was the chance of gaining experience at the higher level to take their game forward and it helps the school teams as they bring back lessons learnt while playing tournament hockey. The competition was won by Canterbury beating Hawke’s Bay 2-1. Wellington finished third.

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Grading for karate athletes The Horowhenua School of Karate held gradings last Friday evening at the Foxton Primary School hall in Foxton, with Sensei Len Monk from Auckland doing the grading. He put the higher grades through various techniques of Katas for their grading. On Saturday morning he

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THE BIG GAME Rahui Reserve B took on Foxton Reserve B at Ōtaki Domain last Saturday.

Rahui Reserve B took on Foxton Reserve B at Ōtaki Domain Saturday July 14 2018, the final game of the club rugby season.

Score: Rahui: 30 (S. Brons, H. Nikora, M. Connor-Phillips, T. Peneha tries; P. ConnorPhillips 2 con, pen, T. Manga pen) v Foxton: 17. HT: 17-5.


Young Levin snooker player impresses in China BY ROSALIE WILLIS Nine-year-old Riley James from Paraparaumu, the youngest participant of this year’s World Under-18 Snooker Championship in Jinan, China has impressed the world snooker community, despite not having won a game. “His striking approach towards the match is already being praised by many from the snooker world present here in China,” said International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) media officer Vivek Pathak. “Although he hasn’t won any matches so far, he countered his Iranian opponent very well. “He got a one-frame advantage because of a late appearance by Sami Tousinezhad. “He then went down in the next two frames to trail 1-2 but he pulled up the fourth frame very well to set a decider. “From there it was a close fight with Tousinezhad before losing 2-3.” Riley seconded those feelings. “My highlight was nearly winning against the boy from Iran. “It was 2/2 going into the last frame. “I played very well in the frame, just going down in the last few balls. “He was a good player like everyone here is.” “I have learnt a lot since being in China. “The competition is so hard, you have to learn quickly.

“I was watching them in practice and I picked up some good tips.” “For his age Riley has done very well,” Riley’s father Garry Jones who is currently in China with Riley and the New Zealand team said. “He is the youngest male player by five years here.” As well as competing, Riley attended IBSF Cue Zone sessions, workshops organised by the IBSF to promote the game and help the young players improve their games. Riley attended one of the workshops with IBSF European head coach PJ Nolan who worked on break building and developing good fundamentals in his technique. “I had a practice session with one of the best coaches in the game, PJ Nolan and he was amazing,” Riley said. “He made my set up much better and worked on my brake building. After attending the session Riley received a practice booklet with routines and a sports psychology booklet to help him improve his overall game after he returns home. “I was very happy with the way I played. “It’s hard when you are only nine years old and the next youngest player is 14 years old but in years to come I will get better. “I also miss my friends back home and I can’t wait to see all of them.”

SPORTS DRAWS ■ RUGBY HKRFU Premier Draw — 21st July 2018 2:45pm Kick-off Semi-Finals Toa vs College Old Boys — Te Atiawa Park

Waikanae vs Rahui — Waikanae Park HKRFU Senior Reserve Draw 21st July — 1pm kick-off Semi-Finals College Old Boys vs Rahui — Levin Domain Foxton vs Paraparaumu — Easton Park

SPORTS RESULTS ■ GOLF Buckley Golf CLub Sunday July 15 2cnd round Whānau Cup. Shane Metcalfe/Darren Brown 43 John Baird/Bernie Wildbore 41 Ken Bayne/Scott Purcell 39 John McKenzie/Kevin Shields 35 Rob Ormsby/Joe Winiata 33 Kelvin Blayney/Dave Trueman 29 Twos John McKenzie/Kevin Shields no. 14 Winner of Whanau Cup John Baird/Bernie Wildbore

■ RUGBY HKRFU Club Rugby Results — July 14 2018 Premier

At Levin Domain: Levin College Old Boys: 48 (H. Taiapa, W. Paia’aua, S. Jackson, M. Alatina, C. Coulston, R. Paia’aua, J. Sanson tries; S. Middleton 5 con, pen) v Shannon: 7 (D. Wiki try; B. Huthnance con). HT: 22-0. At Otaki Domain: Rahui: 30 (S. Brons, H. Nikora, M. Connor-Phillips, T. Peneha tries; P. Connor-Phillips 2 con, pen, T. Manga pen) v Foxton: 17. HT: 17-5. At Waikanae Park: Waikanae: 16 (T. Parson try; E. Reti con, 3 pen) v Paraparaumu: 13 (A. Thomson, D. Taylor tries; S. McBride pen). HT: 10-3. Toa won by default v Athletic Senior Reserves At Levin Domain: COB: 79 v Shannon: 5 At Otaki Domain: Foxton: 29 v Rahui: 12 Wanderers won by default v Toa

Riley James, middle, third from right at the World Under-18 Snooker Championship in Jinan, China.

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ACROSS 1. News from informants (3-4) 5. 8. Criminal (9) 9. Play on words (3) 10. 12. Freedom (7) 13. Outdated (13) 15. Owing (7) 17. 19. Charabanc (3) 20. Day named after a Norse god (9) 22. 23. Hard-wearing (7)

How many words of three or more letters can you make, using each letter only once? Plurals are allowed, but no foreign words or words beginning Good 10 Very Good 15 Excellent 20

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Across: Wrongdoer, 9. Pun, 10. Roost, 12.


Overdue, 17. Costs, 19. Bus, 20. Wednesday, 22. Ruddy, 23. Durable. Down: 1. Tower, 2. Pro, 3. Fighter, 4.





7. Annoyed, 11. Oppressed, 13. Slobber,









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column and every 3x3 SUDOKU every box contains the digits 1 to 9.







1. 2. For (3) 3. Combatant (7) 4. 5. 6. Equipment (9) 7. Irritated (7) 11. Persecuted (9) 13. Drool (7) 14. Not obvious (7) 16. 18. 21. Wipe (3)

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Having access to quality broadband has quickly become a necessity in today’s world and the rollout that began under National is transforming Horowhenua and Kāpiti. Coverage has been rapidly improving over the years and is set to continue. This is reflected by how quickly the average household data usage has increased in recent times. Only a few years ago the average monthly usage was about 20GB, now it is more than 200GB. However it wasn’t that long ago I remember the frustration of trying to download files through a painfully slow dialup connection at our place. Simple tasks like sending emails, reading online news, or a Google search were often tedious. I know there are still some people in rural parts of Kāpiti and Horowhenua frustrated with their internet access despite cabinets being upgraded and new towers being installed. The positive local news is Ōtaki’s rollout that was launched by Simon Bridges in July last year is nearly complete. This town has patiently waited for its ultra-fast broadband and nearly 6000 residents are excited about having some

I’m proud of the commitment National made in Government with broadband. It, along with Transmission Gully and the Kāpiti Expressways, are vital infrastructure investments we will all benefit from.

decent bandwidth. As schools gear up for term three next week, teachers and students will be excited about this technology as online learning is a big part of schooling these days. It also helps businesses connect with customers locally and internationally and allows for some decent work life balance. Working from home takes the stress out of commuting to work, and is now a popular option for a day or two a week. I’m proud of the commitment National made in Government with broadband. It, along with Transmission Gully and the Kāpiti Expressways, are vital infrastructure investments we will all benefit from. If you are thinking of joining up to a new fibre network and are wondering what the best deal is, I suggest you head to, type in your address and browse through all the offers. When you find the best offer, select the plan and it’s simple to sign up online.


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

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

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STOCK REPORT Levin Levin sale was down on numbers but what was here was of good quality. On a/c of M & P McArley a line of 40 F/H yrlg steers made $700 — $780, autumn born steers $600, ylg F/H heifers $560 to $700, lesser xbreed sorts $350 to $560. The first spring calves Freis bulls $130 — $180, F/H bulls $160, F/H heifers $140. Only three fat lambs made $150. The weekly Feilding Sale is going very well, with large yarding of sheep and cattle. ■ For further inquiries phone David Haworth, Dann Warner, Marg Morgan.

Rongotea July 18 2 year cross bred steers 419 kg made $910 ($2.17). 2 year white face heifers 459 kg made $1215 ($2.65). Yearling cross bred steers 174 kg — 257 kg made up to $590 ($1.94 — $2.57). Yearling Friesian bulls 184 kg — 225 kg made

up to $650 ($2.61 — $3.05) and white face bulls 205 kg made $575 ($2.80). Yearling white face heifers 267 kg made $725 ($2.72) and cross bred heifers 187 kg — 215 kg made up to $490 ($2.00 — $2.28). Weaner Friesian bulls 125 kg made $430 ($3.44), white face bulls 149 kg made $450 ($3.02) and cross bred bulls 155 kg — 158 kg made up to $430 ($2.16 — $2.22). Weaner cross bred heifers 115 kg made $220 ($1.91). Jersey cows with a calf at foot made $810. Friesian boner cows 415 kg made $720 ($1.74), cross bred boners 360 kg — 425 kg made up to $700 ($1.50 — $1.65) and Jersey boners 339 kg — 430 kg made up to $710 ($1.48 — $1.65). Weaner pigs made $40 — $60. Ewes with lambs at foot made $80 — $99 all counted, RWR ewes made 65 and mixed sex lambs made $79 — $141. Friesian bull calves made $40 — $155 and white face bull calves made $145 — $180. White face heifer calves made $145 — $225.

HOCKEY RESULTS Horowhenua Hockey Association Weekly Results With school holidays and U18 National Association Tournaments, there was no primary, secondary or senior hockey this week. U18 Boys had tournament in North Harbour Horowhenua 3 v Waikato 3, Horowhenua 0 v Tasman 3, Horowhenua 3 v Tauranga 3, Horowhenua 2 v Auckland B 2, Horowhenua 3 v Auckland A 4 after extra time, Horowhenua 2 v Tasman 0,

Horowhenua 3 v Wanganui 4. Horowhenua U18 boys finished 14th. U18 Girls had tournament in Palmerston North Horowhenua 2 v Taranaki 3, Horowhenua 0 v Canterbury 6, Horowhenua 0 v North Harbour 3, Horowhenua 4 v Wanganui 0, Horowhenua 0 v Bay of Plenty 3, Horowhenua 2 v Tauranga 1, Horowhenua 2 v South Canterbury 2. Horowhenua U18 girls finished equal 13th.

Kāpiti airport holds open day Kāpiti Coast Airport is holding an open day at the airport on August 5 from 10am to 3pm. The event will showcase everything that is on offer at Kāpiti airport and will introduce Air Chathams to Kāpiti. Several members of Air Chatham’s team will be present at the open day and they will show visitors around a Saab 340 aircraft that will soon be flying

commuters between Kāpiti and Auckland. Air Chatham’s general manager Duane Emeny said, “We are very excited about this event and are looking forward to meeting the Kāpiti community face to face on the day.” Kāpiti Coast District Council is supporting this event as part of its ongoing #FlyKāpiti promotions.


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The Lake Horowhenua Trust invites Muau-poko Iwi on a hikoi of the eastern side of Punahau. Kaumatua, tamariki, taiohi, wha-nau ma-. Come, enjoy and experience Punahau with the Lake Trustees. The walkway stretches from the Arawhata to the Lake Domain. BYO gumboots and spade for the planting day. 4 August commemorates the fifth anniversary of He Hokioi Rerengatahi – Lake Horowhenua Accord. Join us for this auspicious celebration. The morning includes a community planting day, opening of a new Pou and the release back into Lake Horowhenua of thousands of eel that have been grown and nutured as baby glass eel in our aquaculture facility. Itinerary: 9am

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Community Events LIVING with atrial fibrillation? FREE information session on Wednesday 15 August, 11am at Te Takere, 10 Bath Street, Levin. Opportunity to learn about atrial fibrillation, meet others and ask questions. Family/whānau welcome. Registration required, contact the Heart Foundation 06 358 7745 or OHAU Market, Saturday 9am-1pm, Muhunoa West Rd. Handmade crafts, plants, jewellery, gifts, fresh vegies, baking, baby clothing, jams, chutneys, natural soaps, cards, knitting, hot food, toys, collectables, live music, fresh eggs. Something for everyone. Stalls available next market. 027 7707 757.

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EXPERIENCED CALF REARER REQUIRED We are seeking a Calf Rearer who preferably has experience, but more than that has the attitude and enthusiasm to successfully nurture approx. 180 replacement calves through to weaning, up to 400 bull calves/ Hereford sale calves to 7 days old and up to 300 bobbies for the upcoming and fast approaching calving season. An assistant is available to help as it is a requirement that all new borns receive a feed of gold colostrum upon arrival at the shed and for the next 2 feeds. It is essential that you are a team player and have excellent communication skills so that you become an integral part of the 5 person team calving 900 calves. It is planned that you will work a 6 on 2 off roster so that you can work to your best potential. The farm is 15 minutes from Levin and 10 minutes from Foxton.

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Player stories on cereal box cards As a kid growing up in Horowhenua, Black Ferns star Selica Winiata was obsessed with padder tennis. Whether marking out a court in front of her house with chalk or heading down to the local primary school, she’d be out there with her mates, swatting away with miniature bats. “We used to play doubles quite a bit and straight away, you know, it’s teamwork — the communication between each other because if you don’t know what each other is doing on the court it’s unlikely that either of you will hit the ball,” she says. That appreciation of teamwork would help the fleetfooted fullback as she pursued her dream of playing for the Black Ferns and winning a world cup for New Zealand. “Communication is huge in the game today, especially playing team sport. Everyone has to be on the same page.” The players’ stories will feature on collector cards found in Weet-Bix cereal packets. Padder tennis also helped hone Winiata’s competitive streak. At her school in Manawatū there were two sets of bats — one plastic, the other wooden. The wooden bats were better, and the winner got to keep them until they were defeated. “You didn’t want to lose!” she says. “We used to play that game day-in, day-out because we enjoyed it. “We used to have so much fun and laughter and I think that’s a big thing. It’s still the same today. I love to play rugby

The childhood secret of Black Ferns star Selica Winiata’s success is revealed on a new Weet-Bix collector card. because I’m having fun and I’m enjoying it with the people that I’m surrounded by. “My recommendation for young kids is to go out and just play big. Dreams are free. It’s a

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1st Birthday Celebrations 21st July

Weraroa Shopping Complex - Levin A lot has changed in a year, that’s right The Petshop is turning 1! Owner Wendy McAlister-Miles says she couldn’t have done it without the community support and encouragement. “We knocked walls down, added in new reptile enclosures and improved overall flow of the store”. Not everyone likes change, it was a risk, but with every change came positive feedback and support, so the changes kept coming. The addition of the reptiles and a very cool tortoise enclosure make for a very enjoyable visit to The Petshop.

The Petshop Grooming being right next door, the community has embraced Nikki and the talent she has with transforming even the most ‘unruly’ dogs, resulting in lots of very happy owners. First birthday celebrations kicked off on Monday 16th July and run for two weeks. Come down, join the fun, with cake, prizes and giveaways on Saturday 21st July from 9am.

During the year The Petshop has had many local day care groups visit. This is a great socialisation tool for the animals, to have lots of contact with children. It makes them well rounded pets when they go to their forever homes. The children get to see the animals playing, sleeping and eating in a safe environment. With the convenience of

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