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Friday 16th November 2018


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Teachers taking a stand

Pay offer came too late to avoid Horowhenua teachers taking strike action Horowhenua’s primary school teachers went on strike on Tuesday hoping to achieve a better pay and conditions offer from the Government. NZEI members gathered at the Levin Memorial Hall at 11am for a meeting to discuss the latest pay offer, which came in late last week. After the meeting they held a march through Levin, said Levin East School principal Rikki Sheterline, who is also the chairman of the Horowhenua branch of the teachers union NZEI and a member of the union’s executive. The teachers had the rest of the day off. “We went into facilitation with the Government. That is a process led by the Employment Relation Authority. The latest pay offer came in too late to avert the strike,” Sheterline said. “There was not enough time to cancel the strike. You need to give a few days’ notice and the strike was planned for Tuesday. We also haven’t had time to read the new offer. “We need time to get a feeling from across the country on how our members see the new offer.” He said the new offer only addressed one thing, but the strike action was about so much more. “The current offer does not address all three areas of concern. For example it does not address the fact that we need more time to teach, nor does it address the need for additional support for special needs kids. “Our members are pretty resolute,” he said. “No one likes to strike, but we need to get it right for the kids, and our community here in Horowhenua are behind us.”

Horowhenua members of the teachers’ union NZEI gather at Levin’s Memorial Hall to discuss the Government’s latest pay offer. More photos page 2.


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Teachers go on strike

Teachers gather outside the Levin Memorial Hall for their march across town. The caption of the photo on the front page of Wednesday’s Horowhenua Chronicle referred to air force personnel when in fact the two officers in the photo are Fire and Emergency New Zealand volunteer Recruit Nikki Liverton and Senior Firefighter Andy Collins. The Chronicle apologies for that error. Both are wearing on their right side UFBA 5 year medals from firefighters who served in World War I as a mark of respect for fallen comrades. They decided to wear these to show they were not forgotten. Andy Collins has also served in the military and is wearing his service medals. They laid a wreath on behalf of all Fire and Emergency New Zealand volunteers and career staff at the Levin commemorations of Armistice Day last Sunday.

Horowhenua members of the teachers’ union NZEI march through Levin.


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Remember Craven Noble tribute show The Palmerston North Cloverlea Tavern hosts a tribute concert to Craven Noble at 7pm on Saturday November 17. Craven was one of New Zealand’s leading entertainers and died suddenly on November 19 last year. He was a presenter for Kia Ora FM, and musical director for many national acts such as Prince Tui Teka and Eddie Low, and international artists such as the Drifters. Over the past 30 years, Craven taught music at many schools and universities including HOD Music at Waiopehu College. For 20 years, Craven was entertainment for the Levin

Cossie club on Christmas Day, and did more than 10 years of New Year’s shows. The tribute show will feature many Horowhenua artists singing songs from the 60s to 90s, backed by a show band. “Craven was a huge influence on the NZ music scene for musicians, and we have had close to 100 musicians from around NZ and also Australia contact me asking to perform and pay tribute, “ his son Cameron said. “For the family, this will be one of the last times we will see his band and all these Manawatū musicians perform.” Entry is $10.


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Warrants, training needed to keep boaties safe By PAUL WILLIAMS A leading Foxton boat technician believes more Kiwi fishermen will die unless there is a change in attitude towards boat and boat motor maintenance. Nathan Bromley, who has 15 years experience in the trade, said a “she’ll be right” attitude prevalent among the average recreational boat owner meant many were taking to the high seas in substandard vessels, with motors that were doomed to fail. He was advocating a new governance system that would require boat owners to have a warrant of fitness for their vessels and also routine compliance checks of boat engines, all in the interest of saving lives. “You have to have a licence to drive a car, and your car needs a warrant of fitness,” he said. “You can’t call for a taxi if your boat motor fails.” “It blows me away how naive people are with the sea and boat maintenance. The sea plays for keeps. I’ve seen some shockers.” Mr Bromley said he would like to see a seaworthy certificate system introduced for both boat and motor, and for recreational fishermen to have completed a dayskippers and communication course before taking the water. “Sadly, it might take more


Foxton boat motor mechanic Nathan Bromley fears more Kiwis will die at sea through lack of motor maintenance. deaths before we see change,” he said. He said where boat motors might not show as much wear and tear in fresh water applications, sea and salt water

were incredibly corrosive. Salt, by nature, would expand at rest with incredible force. “Salt and sand are the harshest conditions on the planet . . . I’ve seen the power of salt

water. It will split motors. The pressure is enormous,” he said. “What people fail to understand is that they think if they haven't used their boat much then it doesn’t need a

service. The problem is if they have been exposed to the salt environment then things are going to seize through sitting. It’s the worse thing for them.” Regular motor use was better than inactivity, although regular checks were still advised, he said. “It’s preventative maintenance . . . some boat clubs are good. They actively endorse it.” “At the end of the day it’s people safety. I’m not trying to drill up more work. It’s about trying to do the best job I can. It’s about what’s right and what’s proper.” “I’m very passionate about my job.” He said the local coastguard does a great job in rescuing troubled vessels “and if it wasn’t for them there would be more deaths”. Mr Bromley said he would approach local MPs with his concerns. He had recently returned from a maintenance course in Australia at the BRP Institute of Technology for boat motors, as his Evinrude mechanic certificate required him to refresh his compliance routinely to keep up with changing technology. “They don’t want mechanics to get stagnant,” he said.


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SMOKING IN CARS — YOUR VIEWS Our attitudes towards smoking have changed. It is now illegal to smoke in bars and many public places, but there is currently no law in place outlawing cigarette smoking in cars with children. Is it time for a law change? The Horowhenua Chronicle asked six residents for their opinion.

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DEBRA AUSTEN, Levin “I’m not a smoker, but I know people do smoke in cars with their children, and it affects the kids’ health. There needs to be an attitude change. When I went to the US recently you couldn’t smoke anywhere.”

KATHRYN BOOTH, Levin “You see it all the time . . . I saw a 4-yearold pick up a smoke butt and say ‘is this good enough Mum?’ Policing it will be hard though, like cellphones, helmets and seatbelts. I think changing the law isn’t going to stop it.”

PHIL CARABATAKIS, Levin “You should be able to do what you want, as long as it doesn’t affect other people. I’m defending the right to smoke, otherwise it turns into a police state. It just becomes another revenue collection. But smoking with kids in the car? Nah.”



Lana Thompson, Levin. “I honestly thought it was already banned. There’s too many chemicals. It causes health problems like asthma.”

BRAYDEN TOIA, Shannon “It’s just wrong. Especially when they are babies. When they are young, their opinions haven’t even formed yet. I knew of a -year-old who smoked a pack a day. When you are a parent . . . it’s practically abuse.”


MIKA POTTER, Levin “Really, they shouldn’t do it. If you want to smoke, do it outside of the car. My grandfather smoked . . . but he always had the window down though.”

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Day by Day, a collaborative work between youth councillors Oliver Parrant and Kirby Kaye-Simmons, on display at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom. By PAUL WILLIAMS A black leather belt, the ends frayed from use, hangs ready over a chair. A torn teddy bear cowers under a table that is strewn with pieces of a broken plate. Dead flowers sit in a smashed vase. These are just some of the powerful imagery tools used by a group of Levin artists in a variety of offerings currently on display at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom as part the No Shame No Silence exhibition. The exhibition aimed to generate conversation about family violence and the implementation of family violence legislation through the family court process. Titled Day by Day, it was a collaborative work between Horowhenua district youth councillor Kirby KayeSimmons and Oliver Parrant. The backdrop featured a mural of 832 kawakawa leaves, significant as that was the number of women who used the Horowhenua Women’s refuge in the last 12 months. “It is a visual representation of the effects of domestic violence in a home,” Parrant said. The motivation came from a friend confiding in him that she would sometimes go home to broken plates, glasses and chairs, and the flower petals on the table are a metaphor as “she felt like a petal dying”. It was one of many works on display at the exhibition. Students of Waiopehu College participated in the exhibition with stirring collaborative works depicting their dreams and nightmares. “It is a youth perspective of domestic violence and how it affects children. It creates nightmares and crushes dreams,” he said.

The genesis of the movement started with a march in Wellington last year for Women’s Refuge participated in by Levin graphic designer Sarah-Jayne Shine, and its powerful message had grown wings since, leading to the current exhibition. Artwork from Shine was also on display. “No Shame No Silence aims to bring attention to family violence and the family court system,” Parrant said. “I feel very lucky. I lost my father three months ago and through that I have tried to keep myself busy and use my artistic knowledge to be a voice for those who cannot voice themselves through fear of repercussion.” Talking to fellow students about their experiences had opened his eyes to the domestic violence and family court process. “A lot of people feel trapped and that if they speak out their abuser will lash out even more. Some don’t even know they are in an abusive situation because that is what they think is normal,” he said. “Through them I feel I can speak freely.” One thing Parrant was keen to impress was that he had found, anecdotally, that domestic abuse had many forms and did not discriminate between class, culture or ethnicity. “We felt that art was a good medium to get the message across . . . it was going to be a small exhibition, but it has grown.” More than 20 artists nationwide has submitted work for the exhibition, many of which would be offered for sale at an auction on December 15 with all proceeds going towards Women’s Refuge. Some artists felt too heavily invested in their works emotionally to offer them for sale. The exhibition runs until December 15.

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Thank you for supporting the centre By PATRICK RENNELL CEO of HLC We recently completed the spring season of our restaurant nights. Over six nights our chef trainees and food and beverage students received in excess of 230 guests. The confidence and experience they gain from these evenings is invaluable in preparing students for their future employment. We cannot complete this without your support. Your interaction and positive feedback plays an important part in students’ development. The students review your comments and the positive reinforcement they have received has improved their self-confidence and desire to complete their training. Thank you for your continued support.

Electra Business Awards On 31 October HLC hosted the Electra Award Finalists and Winners function. The evening celebrated the strength and success of organisations across the Horowhenua and Kāpiti. Prentiss and Yasser — the owner/operators of Levin’s newest restaurant The George at Speldhurst opened their kitchen and restaurant to allow HLC’s Cookery and Food and Beverage students to take over for the night. HLC Cookery students

presented food that they had designed based on their special diets assignment, providing menus that included a number of specialist options. BKH Organiser Carmel Leonard said the food was delicious and the service excellent. This was the second time that HLC Hospitality students had been involved in a high-profile event in the last month after the Food and Beverage students had gained paid work experience on the bar at the 2018 Electra Business Awards. The overwhelming sense of the evening was the strength of the business community in the Horowhenua and their innovation, drive and desire to provide opportunities that support growth in the entire region.

Open Day At HLC, our focus remains on providing opportunities for youth. On Wednesday 14 November, we held an open day at Bath Street to highlight some of the exciting new options we will have in media and retail management alongside our existing programmes in aged care, security, business and hospitality. Our Business students planned and ran the event. Their talent, flair and commitment reconfirmed the quality students we have in the Horowhenua and how we must ensure there are local vocational education pathways for students leading to sustainable employment.

Food by HLC students for the Electra Awards dinner.

Scholarships We want our students to achieve their goals and have recently relaunched our Going Places Scholarship to assist with funding course fees and other associated study costs. This fund provided by community benefactors ensures financial hardship does not stop individuals reaching their potential.

Jacqui Blyton, the Debt Centre Manager at Levin is excited to reach the greater Levin community with this life-transforming service. “I am passionate about helping families, one by one in the community of Levin”, she says. Clients access the CAP service through a number of ways – some clients contact CAP by being proactive, but many are also referred through government agencies and other community organizations. A local CAP debt coach visits new clients with their families to understand their financial situation and other support they may need. Professionally trained credit liaison

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Taste Trail As summer has returned so has Taste Trail Horowhenua. HLC staff and students are proud to be involved with the event. We recently had the pleasure of representatives from the Men’s Shed visiting our chef students for a cooking lesson, which was videoed as one of the Taste Trail events. This community interaction is invaluable for our young

CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY DEBT CENTRE OPENS IN LEVIN Christians Against Poverty (CAP), a national debt counselling charity, has recently opened its first debt centre in Levin, in partnership with Queen Street Chapel. Staff from the Levin CAP Debt Centre, one of 46 CAP debt centres in New Zealand, are now visiting clients and their families in their homes. CAP offers a combination of advice, financial education, expert budgeting, insolvency services and ongoing support to people living under the burden of unmanageable debt.

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people. It provides an opportunity for them to step outside their peer group and collaborate with people from a different generation. To expand on this we would like to extend an open innovation to you to come and join us at Bath Street

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officers in CAP’s Head Office then negotiate with creditors on the client’s behalf, offering repayments that the clients can afford. By working with local utilities and national financial institutions, CAP aims to offer a sustainable solution that helps break the cycle of poverty and bring generational change by creating a budget that allows clients to both repay their debt and provide for their own needs. CAP’s unique and non-judgemental approach means clients are supported each step of the way as they journey out of debt. Currently, CAP is helping 577 families work their way out of debt and, in ten years, has celebrated 1300 client families becoming totally debt free. If you are struggling with debt, call CAP free on 0508 227 111.



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Pam’s blown away by a stranger’s gift By PAUL WILLIAMS Levin resident Pam Adams was moved to tears at the generosity of a complete stranger who paid for all her groceries last week. Mrs Adams, 80, said the anonymous lady behind her in the queue insisted on paying for items in what can only be described as a random act of kindness. “I was crying all the way home,” she said. “I was really so overcome.” “I was in New World on Friday doing my shopping and I got to the cash register and just as my shopping started to go through I felt a hand on the back of my shoulder and this welldressed woman — I didn’t get a name or anything — she could’ve been in her early 40s, said ‘would

I was crying all the way home.

would like to thank her very, very much.” In her trolley Mrs Adams had frozen meals for the week and had allowed herself some luxury items like biscuits. “To be honest I had my eftpos card out ready to pay and I thought ‘oh my goodness I’m going to blow the budget today’.”

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you like me to pay for your shopping today’,” she said. “Sure as eggs — she did.” “She just said she had a successful day and wanted to do something for someone else. “There are some very good people out there, in comparison to what else is going on. “I just want to add that I


Levin 80-year-old Pam Adams was moved to tears by the generosity of a complete stranger.

Panto ends the season Mad cap, fun filled pantomime Cinderella will end the theatrical year for Foxton’s Little Theatre. While everyone knows the traditional story of the fairy tale rags to riches of Cinders, this interpretation, jointly directed by Allie Clifford and Nathan Webb, promises plenty of surprises including an unusual pair of “ugly sisters”, a coven of conniving witches, a pig with a gastric condition and plenty of music and song from the 60s. Cinderella opens at 7.30pm on Friday, November 23 at the Little Theatre, Main St, Foxton, and runs each Friday and Saturday until December 8 with a special matinee performance at 2pm on Sunday, December 2. Bookings can be made at Foxton Property Brokers 363 0022. LVN161118cinders

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Pupils learn about trout’s life cycle Levin North School trout breeding project is about to end. Within the next few weeks a decision will be made on where to release the trout. Of the 100 eggs approximately 40-50 have survived and grown into fish of different sizes. The children have thoroughly enjoyed looking after the trout and learning about their life cycle. The senior class is currently studying water quality and once that project is completed a decision will be made about releasing the trout. Dan Brizzle, a past present of the Horowhenua Freshwater Anglers Club, said the whole school had enjoyed the project and was keen to do another trout hatching project next year. He had been trying for some time to find a local school prepared to take it on and was delighted when Levin North School said yes earlier this year. The trout have been the subject of several classes and study projects at the school. The children wrote about the trout’s life cycle and made drawings of it.

Aiden’s view When the trout life cycle starts it starts at eggs. Then the eggs hatch and turn into alevin. When the alevin ‘button up’, going to the top to find food, they turn into fry. After the fry it turns into fingerlings. When the fingerlings get bigger they turn into juveniles and they are just about adults. When the juvenile gets bigger it turns into an adult. Then the

trout life cycle starts all over again. Aiden

Kendall’s view The eggs hatched. They turned into alevin. They had a yolk sac that they eat. They turn into fry because they ‘button up’

so they can get food. Then they turn into fingerlings. They get bigger and bigger. Kendall

Sophie’s view The trout life cycle. First comes eggs and they are orangey pinky and the eggs have a black

spot. Then the eggs hatch and then they turn into alevin. Alevin have something special, they have a yolk sac. When the yolk sac has gone they turn into fry and they ‘button up’, going to the top because they want food. We have to feed them. Then they turn into fingerlings and they

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Community garden is ready to start Greenheart Hub Trust is making good progress. Their latest project is setting up a community garden and help is already at hand. Barry Murphy from Kopane has volunteered to help Greenheart Hub Trust with their community gardens, at the old Tote Building at the Foxton Racecourse. “Barry has many years’ experience in horticulture, and now retiring, said he is feeling inspired to help the gardens get established. Barry has offered to donate his knowledge and some materials to the operation. This is a huge leap forward for this part of our project,” said coordinator Amba Wright. “I am looking forward to working alongside Barry. His positive attitude is exactly what we need involved. Our volunteer team is growing day by day. I see great things for this Centre’s future.” Greenheart Hub’s product range is expanding and now offers recycled plastic bag products, recycled net curtain fruit and vege bags, workshops and vege seedlings, which all help with the Trust’s running costs. “Our aim is to get Greenheart Hub Trust’s operation selfsufficient.” There is also progress on the Foxton Racecourse old Tote


Coasters made from used bread bags.


Crochet work in progress. building. A Quantity Survey was done at no cost to the trust. “So we now have a breakdown of materials required to do the roof replacement on the Tote Building. We now can put the call

out for sponsorship of materials knowing exactly what is required to do the job,” said Amba. She’s hoping the Foxton business community will

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support the project. Jason Davy, from Foxton New World, has offered Greenheart Hub Trust a space in his store’s foyer to promote Greenheart Hub’s work. Greenheart volunteers Bonnie, Jo, Eddy, Biancha and coordinator Amba went to the Levin Home for War Veterans and provided a plastic bag recycling activity, making coasters out of bread bags and plastic shopping bags. “This was something a bit out of the ordinary for the residents.

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We felt was enjoyed by all. Three men participated, cutting plastic bags into rings, and at least three residents got as far as to learning a few crochet stitches. This was a social activity for us all, and it was nice to get out in the community sharing what we do. “Only one of the residents had crochet experience, many years ago, the rest had never crocheted, so the coaster we had intended on them making will be finished by our volunteers and gifted for them to keep.”

“Services like short-term respite provide a great way for elders living alone or with family, to meet new people and try new things with the security of knowing they’ll have 24-hour practical assistance and support – and while they’re enjoying themselves, their carers are also getting an opportunity to take a break, so it’s a win-win for everyone.”

of the best things they can do for their family members in the long-term. “The little bit of extra support that respite provides can often help carers keep looking after their loved ones for longer,” explains Jenny. At Enliven, all respite guests have their own rooms and their meals provided for the length of their stay. Respite guests are also encouraged to take part in the many activities on offer at the home, including arts and crafts, music therapy, intergenerational activities with local children, gentle exercise, quizzes and themed parties. All activities are tailored by trained recreational staff to ensure all elders can take part. To learn more about Enliven’s respite services in the Horowhenua, visit You can also call the homes directly on 06 366 0444 (Reevedon Home) or 06 368 7900 (Levin Home for War Veterans).

Jenny says carers can sometimes be reluctant to discuss short-term respite options with their loved ones, but are usually very pleased they did. “Some carers experience a sense of guilt when they first start exploring short-term respite, but they often come to realise that it’s actually one

Jenny Hodgen, Manager of Enliven’s Levin Home for War Veterans and Reevedon Home and Village, is encouraging elders and family carers to make use of Enliven’s short-term respite services.

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ark colours can be a little intimidating for home decorators. Nobody wants to be left with a gloomy, depressing or unwelcoming room. But to avoid dark colours completely is to miss the opportunity to really inject personality and drama into a room. The range of dark colours now available from Resene offers much more than merely black or charcoal. Colours like Resene Jaguar or Resene Woodsmoke are darks that come with a new twist, whether it’s an undertone of blue, green or brown, that can make your room evocative, interesting and inviting. Decorating with these dark, twisted colours can be make entering a room as enticing as that smell of warm bread coming out of the kitchen. The trick lies in layering with tones and textures and trying bold contrasting colours with your furnishings so the whole room really pops.

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It’s a space that’s prime for experimenting as it’s not a centrepiece room, if you change your mind it’s a small room to repaint and a white toilet and hand basin will contrast perfectly with moody colours. An interestingly decorated bathroom will always be a talking point for guests.


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The number one ‘rule’ that can be broken is that you shouldn’t use dark colours in small rooms. Not true. It may depend on what you use the room for, and how it is

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lit but dark colours won’t automatically make a small room feel claustrophobic. Colours such as Resene Element actually have a cool base which makes the walls recessive; more of a dramatic background to showcase your furnishings, rather than dominating the space. If you’re particularly nervous about going for a twisted dark shade on the walls, think about trying the smallest room — the bathroom — first.

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One way to use dark and dramatic shades to give a sense of space to a living area or bedroom is to really commit to one shade. If you can, match your couch and armchairs to the shade of your walls and use variations of the tone in your other decorations and furnishing, with a pop of lighter contrast in a shade. Try a dark colour on the walls with a closely matching couch, and then add layers of similar shades on a painted table top or shelves. Add curtains in similar shades and cushions in a mix of matching and contrasting colours. By keeping a room largely to shades of one colour it gives it a cohesiveness that implies size and space and allows you to showcase some of the features of the room, such as decorative ceilings or polished wood floors, or a prized piece of art.

Adjust the contrast

Adding contrasting colours around an evocative dark wall shade can be the thing that takes a room from interesting to wow. Try smoky brown Resene Ironsand with dusky pinks or olive greens. Use these colours as highlights to emphasis the wall colour, think mirror frames, shelves, or even skirtings and ceilings. Then take these colours into your soft furnishings such as cushions, rugs and curtains. Another great colour combination to try is subtly green-toned shades with contrasting gold room decoration.

Lighter twist

If going completely dark and twisted still seems too daunting you could opt for a lighter shade of dark, which will still reflect your personality. A deep grey will still add a bold feel to a room while working more easily with softer shades.

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It’s good business By ASHLEIGH TAYLOR BVT Dairy farms are operating under increasingly volatile market conditions. Weathering the storms of the global milk price, increasing costs of debt servicing and an ever-enlarging burden of compliance are stretching many farmers very thin. Despite all this dairy farms are businesses and should operate to generate profit while building resilience into the system. How does your farm stack up on key performance indicators (KPIs)? Critical KPIs include: • Return on Capital (ROC) • Operating Profit Margin (OPM) • Operating Profit/ha • Cost of Production • Pasture Harvest • Equity percentage Regardless of farm system each farm

should operate to maximise profit. A sound business will be able to generate a profit in an average year, not just during a high payout. A resilient business will be able to capture upside risk and mitigate downside risk. Operating profit/ha can be compared between farms. A key driver of operating profit is operating expenses. Irrespective of the financial climate, the farms that perform the best are those who can consistently manage their costs in line with their revenue. The classic “make hay while the sun shines” — they spend money in a good year to make money, but screw down costs in a poor payout year. Cost structure isn’t always dependent on farm system either. Low-cost can be delivered by both high and low-input systems. Those highly profitable farms all know their system and operate within it

well, analyse business performance and set and move towards targets. A good starting point for analysis is running farm financials through Red Sky. This allows benchmarking and identification of areas of opportunity to improve profitability and build resilience into the business. If

this is something you would like to consider for your farm, please contact Charlene Christensen at LHVC. ■ Ashleigh Taylor BVT is a large animal veterinary technologist at the Levin and Horowhenua Veterinary Centre.

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Scheme might beat billion-dollar goal RED MEAT

Improving efficiency of the value chain in the red meat sector.


Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme aiming to add over a billion dollars to New Zealand’s red-meat sector has formally wound up, with expectations it will meet or even surpass its long-term goals. The FarmIQ PGP was one of the first PGP programmes launched in 2010, with the aim of improving the efficiency of the value chain in the red meat sector. The $150 million programme included funding from the Ministry for Primary Industries, Silver Fern Farms and Landcorp, based on five key work areas — farm performance, processing feedback and measurement, genetics, product development and FarmIQ software for on-farm use in decision-making. At a ministerial event in Wellington to mark the end of the PGP’s FarmIQ’s tenure, programme chief executive Collier Isaacs said hitting this milestone was a good time for the programme to take stock of its achievements over the past seven years. “We now have new premium meat ranges on offer from Silver Fern Farms and, importantly, there is a platform there for continuing to develop new products that will consistently meet consumers’ quality expectations and earn premium returns for farmers and the industry,” he said. “Meantime, sheep genetics suppliers now have access to cost effective measures of an animal’s potential to produce high quality meat, and understand their productivity potential much earlier in their life.”

International partnerships FarmIQ has undertaken, like the project to lift capability in Sri Lanka, were showing how New Zealand could export great value add through agri-tech solutions as well as high value food and fibre. Speaking at the event, Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor

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Vaccinating your herd can be vital

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against leptospirosis and Clostridial diseases using a vaccine similar to Ultravac 7 in 1. Any young animal can be vaccinated from the age of four weeks and will require a booster four-six weeks after the first vaccination. A yearly vaccination booster is required after that. Any animal with an unknown vaccination status would require an initial vaccination followed by a booster vaccination four-six weeks after. This can be picked up in individual doses from our clinic or we can come out to farm to do this for you. Pigs are recommended to be vaccinated every six months against leptospirosis. We currently run a pig run every February and August. Contact us if you would like to get your pigs on the list. Just a quick reminder facial eczema and flystrike seasons are nearly here again. Pop in to the clinic to have a chat to the friendly Vet Techs at Levin and Horowhenua Vets to make a plan for the summer. ■ Ashleigh Taylor BVT is a large animal veterinary technologist at the Levin and Horowhenua Veterinary Centre.

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Laid back lupins


Leave grass longer

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Leave your grass a bit longer than usual while it’s dry. This aids water conservation. Makes it look green and luxe, too.

Water container plants

Weaning your garden off water doesn’t apply to indoor container plants. They’ll need more frequent watering now, and if you’re going away for more than a few days, ask a friend to come and water them.

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Check stone fruit trees

Check your stone fruit trees for blistered leaves. It could be peach leaf curl and a bad infection can result in the defoliation of all infected leaves and dying back of branches. Spray with copper.

Lupins a popular pick for a cottage garden, writes Henri Ham from Awapuni Nurseries


upins are one of our most popular cottage garden flowers and it’s not hard to see why. Their impressive flower spires, with closed, baby bonnet-type petals, will brighten up any garden. And their many shades of blue, violet, pink and white — all enhanced by vibrant green foliage — inject fantastic colour. But what I also like about lupins is they are relatively laid back. They don’t require a perfectly fertilised, mulched and dug-over soil to start out. A moderately fertile (at best) bed of soil is just fine. A bit sandy — even better. In fact, I often suggest lupins to my lesser-inclined green-fingered friends. I like to plant lupins in my cottage garden flower bed. I plant them alongside hollyhocks (another much taller statuesque flower), delphiniums, marigolds and poppies. If you’re not sure on what combo you should be doing, how about trying our cottage garden seasonal flower mix. At the nursery we have traditionally grown white and a mixed gallery variety of lupin seedlings. The mixed variety flowers in shades of pink, purple, blue, yellow and white — growing about 50cm high. This year we have added two more colours to our lupin family. Blue lupin is available now and blooms in shades of blue to violet. Our

other new variety, rose, will be available in mid-November. Grab your seedlings from our Awapuni Nurseries online shop and have them delivered direct to your door. If you want a plant that’s a bit further along the growing cycle, our mixed gallery lupin also comes as an established plant. This means it’s had extra months of growing at the nursery so it will instantly give appeal to your garden. While lupins are laid back, they do still like a nice, sunny, well-drained spot to grow. Plant the seedlings or plants 50cm apart give them a decent watering as soon as they’re planted. After this only water every few days. Lupins grow a taproot, which is a main root growing straight down. Because of this, pots are not their first choice of growing location. And they also don’t cope well with clay, as they struggle breaking through this solid layer in the soil. Being a perennial (lasting more than one year), you might like to divide up your lupins in autumn. Dividing perennial plants while they are dormant can help expand your garden, and ensures they will be ready to bloom again come spring. When your plants start to look a bit overgrown (around autumn), first prune them back, then mulch and fertilise. When the leaves at the centre of the plant start to die off leaving

gaping holes, you’ll know you can divide them. To divide lupins, dig them up around 30cm past the edge of the plant. Wash the roots with water and then gently pull the plant apart. You may need to cut part of the taproot to separate it. Each new clump you’re left with should have around four or five new growth buds. You can now replant the healthiest segments of your lupin. Dividing and shifting your plant locations is an excellent way to freshen up your garden. If you’re doing all this hard work in your garden, make sure you put in the extra effort and keep the weeds at bay. When it comes to weeding, a quick hoe of any weeds once a week will mean your plants don’t have to compete for vital nutrients, water and light. Lupins are prone to slugs and snails, but their main foe is the aphid. So keep a close eye on aphids to ‘nip them in the bud’ before the problem gets out of hand. You’ll find many sprays available at your local garden centre. Or picking them off with your fingers or blasting with water can also help. But that’s making lupins sound a bit more labour intensive than laid back now isn’t it? For more information, visit

Does perpetual spinach have the same flavour as regular spinach?

Almost. Perpetual spinach is actually a variety of silverbeet, but with pointed leaves and thin stems. Plants usually last a couple of years in the garden, proving both tougher and more vigorous than regular spinach. Look out for seedlings or plant from seed, preferably in full sun and with protection from slugs and snails. Stems should be pulled or cut as needed as they don’t keep well — that’s why you rarely see supplies of this useful vegetable in stores.

Is it worth keeping polyanthus plants that have finished flowering?

Yes, particularly if you have a shady spot where they can be transferred and kept moist during their summer resting time. Divide if necessary before replanting, and note that some polyanthus decline after their second year of blooming. Although plants sometimes selfseed, the resulting seedlings are usually inferior and best discarded. The Latin name primula applies to both primrose and polyanthus, but while polyanthus usually produce a cluster of blooms on one stem, primulas sport just a single flower. If you have a garden question email Glenys at

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Realising his BJJ dreams Ex-Levinite Karlo Witana has realised one of his dreams. He has become a world champion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). He started BJJ four years ago in Levin and two years ago moved to Auckland to dedicate himself to the sport and compete as much as possible to gain experience. Last month he travelled to Los Angeles with a New Zealand team to compete in his first World Championship, and won gold. “I like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because it is about problem solving and it is really hard work. I enjoy hard work,” he said. In Levin he won two regional championships and Steve Oliver from Oliver MMA in Auckland offered him a spot in his gym. “I train six days a week, about twice, sometimes three times a day,” Karlo said. He works parttime jobs when he can to help pay the bills. “I help out at the gym, do gardening and cleaning jobs. The gym is really supportive. They are teaching me a lot and also offer private sessions to help me work on my skills.” This year he qualified for the New Zealand team to compete with 15 other Kiwis at the world championships and they all did well. His goal is to be a world champion black belt one day and compete across the different organisations that offer BJJ. “Ultimately I’d like to compete in Mixed Martial Arts and one day start my own gym,” he said. From small and tough beginnings in Levin, this 24 year

old has big plans for himself and his young family. His partner is very supportive, and he is a doting dad of four. He has a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and plans to get the purple belt next year. “Usually it takes you 10 years to get to black belt, though it will go faster if you compete a lot.” After the world championships he competed in San Diego and trained with local martial artists. Last weekend he won another gold medal there. “They are awesome,” he said. “I can train at a really good gym here and spar with other world champions. They offer a training camp as well as extra classes in particular skills.” His biggest concern is staying injury-free as he seeks more opportunities to improve his skills. He said life was tough growing up in Levin, but it didn’t stop him. “If you have a dream, if you believe in that dream, work hard and do not give up, you can achieve anything,” Karlo said.



Another gold in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Karlo (far right), this time at the Southern California Championships.


On the podium at the World Championships.

SPORTS RESULTS ■ GOLF Buckley Golf Club November 4 B. MacDonald 66, F.Nuku 67, F.Collins 69, D. Waerea 70, J. Baird 70, I. August 70, B. Wildbore 73. Club Champ results Senior winner: K.Shields, Intermediate: B.MacDonald, Junior: S.Purcell, Junior 'b' K.Bayne Sunday November 11 Ian August 40 Scott Purcell 39 Bernie Wildbore

37 Kevin Shields 37 Danny Waerea 36 Beadle MacDonald 36 no twos Buckley Xmas cheer is on December 15 with 11 am shotgun start. Entries to Bernie Wildbore 0274337569 or Scott Purcell 0276137733 Foxton Golf Club November Tony Stollery (Otaki) 41, Richard Carnadian 40, Rob Chrystall 40, Murray Wan 40, Trevor Teal 40, Wayne Parsons 40, Rob Conlan 38, Russell Jack 38, Keith Norris 38, Kevin Young 37 Levin Golf CLub

e Hole Mixed Open Day Monday November 121 Tere were 109 players from 15 clubs competing in the Levin Golf Club’s Annual Nine Hole Mixed Open Day on Monday 12 November 2018. Overhead conditions were very good for the day’s competition and the course was playing well. Ladies’ Results (Stableford) Front 9: Elaine Pederson (Foxton) 27, 1, Gaylene McConachy (Rangatira) 21, 2, Barbara Crawford (Marton) 21, 3. Back 9: Annie Judge (Pauatahanui) 20, 1, Marg Pine (Pauatahanui) 19, 2, Kim Downes (Para-

paraumu Beach)19, 3. Men’s Results (Stableford) Front 9: Bryan Hamerton (Marton) 27, 1, Eric Cornick (Otaki) 24, 2, Graham Pedley (Feilding) 24, 3. Back 9: Stewart Thompson (Levin) 22, 1, George Flintoff (Castlecliff) 20, 2, Bruce Garratt (Levin) 20, 3. Best Gross Results: Ladies: Rae-Ann Beaman (Palmerston North) 47. Men: Steve Maguiness (Paraparaumu Beach) 41. Longest Drives. Ladies: Front 9, Elaine Pederson (Foxton) Back 9, Noeline Stevenson

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HK set for Chapple Cup Fourth after round one of Furlong Cup

By CHAD LAW Horowhenua Kāpiti Cricket Association Community and Pathway Coordinator The HK Bears made the trek over the Pahiatua track to take on a youthful but talented Wairarapa Bush side on their home ground at Queen Elizabeth Park over the weekend. The lineups on paper suggested a relatively even match up with the result possibly to be decided by the team that was able to apply itself to the task for the longest. This proved so as Wairarapa grafted their way through to a first innings total of 281 all out off 96.2 overs. The HK bowlers toiled manfully on a good track reinforced by the fact that Wairarapa won the toss and backed themselves to make first use of it. Standouts for the Bears were spinner Keegan MacLachlan who recorded 4-54 off 16.2 and he was well supported by opening bowler Daemon Kennett’s 1-45 off 25 and Carter Andrews 2-47 off 20. Having had Wairarapa 112-5 the men from HK would have fancied their chances of knocking them over for under 170 but the mid to lower order provided stubborn resistance and were rewarded as the score moved in excess of 250 with Jaco Vorster scoring a well-made 79. Persistent drizzle at the tea break and deteriorating light meant the umpires pulled stumps with an early start declared for day two. Sunday dawned fine and play got under way at 10am with Wairarapa resuming play and looking to extend their innings for as long as possible. Horowhenua Kāpiti was desperate to wrap up the innings but young Ethan Childs provided stubborn resistance batting extremely well for 47* however he ran out of partners as Wairarapa finished on 281. In reply Horowhenua Kāpiti was only able to muster 142 all out off 55.4 overs. Jay Watt bowled superbly to dismiss HK’s top five and leave them in big trouble at 89-5, a total that was largely thanks to opener Dion Sanson’s 42. Player Coach Chad Law provided stubborn resistance and was well supported by Carter Andrews who showed a lot of heart to score 6 off 57 balls to contribute to a valuable partnership of 40. However Law’s departure for 30 followed soon after by Andrews meant the


Horowhenua Kāpiti Captain Andre Halbert is presented his baggy cap by HK Cricket CEO David O’Brien. innings was soon wrapped up. Wairarapa elected to bat again and were 47/2. All was not lost for the Red Caps, as with the Furlong Cup bonus points system they finished round one in fourth place on the table. The Bears now have the Chapple Cup

Tight competition for club’s bowls triples The monthly Central Levin bowls triples were held in good weather on Tuesday, November 6. Competition was tight and after four games had been played there were three teams with four wins. On the quick green there was lots of laughter and bantering amongst each other. The composite team of Ross Mclean, Peter Brown and Jen Watt took out first place, with Viv Hudson, Ann Malone and Gary Burns in second, while the team skipped by Dereck Taylor, Barry Taylor and Colin Palmer with Danny Madden playing in the afternoon for came in third.

Players then stayed on to watch the Melbourne Cup and enjoy time together. Unfortunately the Thursday triples were cancelled due to inclement weather. Sunset Bowlers are enjoying some good evenings on Wednesdays at 5.30pm, with the average attendance around 20. This happens at the Central Bowling Club, Bristol St and is open to all nonbowlers and bowlers alike. The cost is $5 for the game of bowls and light refreshments. Bowls are supplied. Soft shoes required. ■ For more information contact Vianna 368-9818.

today, tomorrow and Sunday in a format to suit the HK men’s attacking batsmen. First is a tough assignment against last year’s defending champions Hawke’s Bay but player coach Chad Law has faith in his men to cause an upset and set people talking about his side which he has a lot of belief in.


Bears ready to show teeth A robust pre-season slog that included a trip to Melbourne and a three-month fitness course should hold HorowhenuaKapiti in good stead for a gruelling Chapple Cup cricket task. Facing three one-day games in the next three days means legs could get weary, but playercoach Chad Law is confident the hard pre-season work would stand the young side in good stead for the task ahead. That starts with a tough first-up match with defending Chapple Cup Horowhenua-Kapiti holders Hawkes Bears player-captain Bay today. Chad Law. “The guys did a 12-week strength and conditioning programme at Shapeshifters gym and have entered the season in pretty good nick. It has helped a lot,” he said. In addition to the gym work the squad also went to Melbourne earlier in the spring for an international fixture with the Point Cook Cricket Club, which they won. While there they did training and team-building exercises at Cricket Victoria High Performance Centre, and also toured the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the National Sports Museum. “It was pretty cool. It was the first time we’ve done that. We had access to training and playing facilities and it really set the bar,” he said. Law, who is in his first season as player-coach, a 13-man travelling squad has been named to offset any possible injuries. “It just covers all bases,” he said. At 31, he is the oldest in a team that has a mixture of youth and experience, with five players in their debut season. Zac Benton, Law and Keegan MacLachlan are newcomers this year, while captain Andre Halbert and Carter Andrews are past representatives who have returned to the team this season. They would look to proven top-order batsman Matt Good for a good showing today, though Law expected newcomer Bailey Te Tomo to make a mark. “He’s rated highly and and I’m excited about his future,” he said. “I’ve faith in the guys that we can cause an upset.” Horowhenua-Kapiti: Chad Law (Player Coach), Matthew Good, Daemon Kennett, Zack Benton, Dion Sanson, Jamie Pinfold, Connor Beleski, Andre Halbert (Captain), Ryan Taylor, Liam Pinfold, Bailey Te Tomo, Carter Andrews, Keegan MacLachlan.


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After more than 20 years of service to the Horowhenua region, Paul Ireland Digger Hire knows the community well. With the new highways being developed, our region is set to expand. Our team has been doing projects for land development and maintenance, a reflection of the new highways creating long-term work for civil construction. We are excited to watch the town grow. To keep up with demand, we have acquired new excavators and trucks capable of carrying out a multitude of tasks including root cutting, section clearing, foundations and driveways, all at competitive pricing with workmanship guaranteed.

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We also have a stump grinder, which has been busy. There are also loaders and grabs, rollers, compactors and graders available. We also provide a wide range of concrete services, including concrete cutting and core boring. We have designed a hotbox for hot mixing jobs to help with utility reinstatement jobs. Underground thrusting is another specialised service. If you need topsoil, metal, sand or raceway lime supplies it’s no problem. ■ Do it yourself. Get it from Paul Ireland Digger Hire Ltd at 101 Hokio Beach Road or phone (06) 367-8007. Call Danny and have a chat on 0274 845 385.


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As MP for Ōtaki one of my many roles is assisting constituents with Immigration cases. My office staff in Levin and Paraparaumu do a great job with some very complex cases — ensuring all the paperwork is pulled together before applications are submitted to Immigration NZ. Some individuals or families don’t necessarily fit easily into a category so they are sent to the Minister to make a decision. Often there is a lot of emotion involved as the applicant may have a job, family or house here and they need certainty. Being an Immigration Minister is a tough job. I had the role for a few years and the stroke of a pen can have life changing impacts on people’s lives. A visa can be extended, an application can be declined or an individual deported. I relied heavily on the advice from officials and found them to be extremely competent. You may have seen the recent publicity surrounding the Government’s mystery decision to grant Karel Sroubek residency. Sroubek is a convicted drug smuggler with gang associations. He came to New Zealand on a false passport. How he has managed to convince the Government to let him stay is hard to fathom.

Recently it was revealed Iain Lees Galloway, the Immigration Minister, had intervened to allow Sroubek to stay in New Zealand when he is released from prison rather than have him sent back to his native Czech Republic. This is bizarre when the Parole Board recently refused his application. When the story first came to public attention the Minister claimed he had “considered carefully” Mr Sroubek’s case before approving permanent residency and that it was “not a decision I have made lightly”. These words now appear to ring hollow when last week he admitted making the decision in less than an hour and only read parts of the 200-page file. Even the suggestions that it was unsafe for Sroubek to return to the Czech Republic don’t match up as Sroubek has returned several times since coming to New Zealand. People from all around the world want to live and work in New Zealand because of the opportunities here. They bring immense benefits to Horowhenua and Kāpiti, from skills and capital to new ideas and international connections. It’s a kick in the face that Sroubek has been granted residency when I’ve seen good law-abiding citizens, part of our community, are asked to leave. I expect Iain Lees Galloway will lose his Immigration warrant in the next few days as his judgement has been found wanting. Despite some speculation it’s confirmed by Immigration officials that no National Minister ever saw the Sroubek file.

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A community planting day will complete a project led by Horowhenua District Council to extend stormwater outlet pipes and re-shape dunes at Waitārere Beach. Water Services engineer Maurice McGunnigle said the four outlet pipes at Waitārere Beach needed to be extended as the dunes have built up with accretion over the years, partially blocking the outlet pipes. “Council has extended the pipe outlets seaward of the foot of the dunes to meet our resource consent and minimise dune disturbance, and to improve the operation of the stormwater drainage system,” he said. Work on the stormwater pipes was

completed in October, and the immediate surrounding dunes were re-shaped to achieve a dune profile suitable for spinifex planting and dune stabilisation. Council consulted with local iwi and ecologist Gary Bramley on the project. Council’s contractor has planted the re-shaped dunes around the stormwater pipe outlets with native spinifex grass to help preserve them. Dunes in front of the surf lifesaving club will also be planted, with the help of the community. The planting day is from 9am to 11am on Sunday, November 18. Volunteers will meet at Waitārere Beach foreshore at the beach entrance on Waitārere Beach Rd, and need appropriate footwear and a hat.

AT THE YARDS Levin Sale Carrfields Livestock Fat ewes $130-$160; rams $70; fat lambs $110; store lambs $60-$90. Fat cows $1100; Rsgl Friesian/Angus steers $750 — $870; F/H steers $750-$930; 1 pen rigs $660; good Rsgl heifers $900-$1000 — smaller $750-$800; lesser sorts $600-$750; speckle park $730; weaner steers $480. Next week: 15 F/H yearling steers, 20 F/H yearling heifers, 10 Aut. Friesian/ Angus heifers, 60 shorn lambs.

Rongotea Sale NZ Farmers Livestock Ltd A “sale of two halves”, with better bred cattle selling above expectations and lesser sorts struggling. 2 year Angus cross steers 377 kg made $950 and Friesian cross steers 425 kg made $1060. 2 year Friesian — Hereford heifers 335 kg — 420 kg traded between $2.31 and $2.63/kg, Friesian heifers 385 kg made $800 and Friesian cross heifers 400 kg made $750. 18 month Friesian bulls 317 kg made $850, 15 month Angus cross steers 317 kg made $1030 and 15 month Friesian — Hereford heifers 315 kg made $920. Yearling Friesian — Hereford steers 246 kg — 295 kg traded between $2.42 and

$3.14/kg, Angus steers 282 kg made $760 and Friesian cross steers 265 kg — 269 kg traded between $1.58 and $2.01 /kg. Yearling brindle bulls 252 kg made $650 and Friesian bulls 312 kg made $820. Yearling Friesian — Hereford heifers 214 kg — 307 kg traded from $2.34 — $2.96/kg, White Galloway cross heifers 275 kg made $670 and Angus cross heifers 245 kg — 297 kg traded between $2.57 and $2.77/kg. Friesian heifers 221 kg — 290 kg traded between $1.34 and $1.81 /kg. In the weaner pens, Friesian bulls 101 kg — 165 kg made $400 — $480 and Friesian — Hereford bulls 100 kg — 175 kg made $400 — $450. Angus cross bulls 152 kg made $530, Speckle Park bulls 117 kg made $550 and Friesian cross bulls 100 kg — 130 kg realised $1.88 — $3.50/kg. Friesian — Hereford heifers 110 kg — 135 kg realised $3.64 — $3.70 /kg, Angus cross heifers 160 kg made $550 and Friesian cross heifers 165 kg made $545. Friesian boner cows 385 kg — 637 kg traded between $1.65 and $1.82/kg, Friesian cross boners 565 kg made $900 and Jersey boners 338 kg made $450. In the calf pens Friesian bulls calves made $140 — $170, Hereford Friesian bull calves made $120 — $260 and Angus cross bull calves made $140. Hereford Friesian heifer calves made $80 — $220 and Angus cross heifer calves made $120.

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COOK, Joseph Mark. Of Otaki. Passed away peacefully on 12 November 2018, surrounded by family. Loved husband of Caroline. Loved father and father-in-law of Michael and Paula, Kim, Karen and Stephen Roberts, Denise and Hamish Sweetman, Mathew and Nicole, and Joanna. Cherished Granddad / Fred / Freddy of Aimee, Jamie; Sean; Simon, Michaela; Adam and Rochelle, Zach, Alex; Hanna, Thomas; Emma and Briar. Great Granddad of Reid and Anja. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Arohanui Hospice would be greatly appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Joseph has been held at St Marys Catholic Church, Convent Road, Otaki.

TOVO, Laukau (Louis) Pouli. On behalf of our beautiful mother we would like to say thank you very much for the overwhelming love and support during this sad time the loss of our beloved father. We are truly blessed and we are very humbled by all the support we received. There will never be enough words to express how truly grateful and appreciative we are. God Bless DAVIE, Ofa lahi atu. Verna Ethel. The Tovo Family Verna passed away on 12 November 2018 at Whareama Resthome, Deaths Stoke, Nelson. Dearly ANYON, loved wife of the late Avis Margaret. Campbell Davie and (nee Wilton) late Gordon Taylor. Of Wanganui, Loved mother and formerly Levin. mother-in-law of Lee Peacefully on 12 and Leone of Brisbane, November 2018. Aged and the late Glenys 85 years. Dearly loved Glazie Nelson and late wife of the late Bryon. Clive Glazie. Friend to Loved mother and Donald and Malcolm mother-in-law of Davie of Levin. Nana Maree and Bill and Granny to her Ramage, and Di and grandchildren and Ray Love. Loving great grandchildren. Nana and Great Nana. “Loved by all who Loved sister of Dorie knew her” and Micky, and the A service was held at late Norman and Marsden House, 41 Merle. Nile Street, Nelson, -Family Legendphone 0800 034 127, on A service has been held Thursday, November in Levin. 15 at 1:00pm. Messages to Malcolm Davie, PO Box 1166, Levin.

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Jai Jalaram Limited t/a Whispers Cafe, 176 Oxford Street, Levin, Manager, has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Horowhenua for the issue of an On Licence in respect of the premises situated at 176 Oxford Street, Levin known as Whispers Cafe. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is Cafe/Restaurant. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 8:00am - 10:00pm. 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 Friday 30th November, 2018. 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 second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on Friday 9th November 2018.

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2:00pm Saturday November 17, 2018 Holben Pavillion Foxton Beach

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


Election of Officers All welcome

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of Tahamata Incorporation

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TRIBAL AUTHORITY INC. Annual General Meeting

Muau-poko Tribal Authority Inc (MTA) invites all whānau to their Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday 15th December 2018, 10.00am at Kawiu Marae, 294 Kawiu Road, Levin Agenda 1.







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5.2. Chief Executive’s Report 5.3. Muau-poko Trading Company Update Annual Financial Statements Appointment of Auditor He korero – General Business 8.1. Kura-ā-iwi Update 8.2. Kura-ā-iwi Update 8.3. Treaty Updated


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From Wednesday the 14th of November 2018, a copy of the information pertaining to the meeting will be available for download from the MTA website or a hardcopy can be collected from the MTA office during normal business hours at 306 Oxford Street, Levin. All queries, please contact us on (06) 367 3311.

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ACOUSTIC guitar, carry case, tuner, 2 months old $150. Phone 368 4114.

Want to make some money between now and the end of February 2019? We have an opportunity for someone to join our team and milk every second weekend and 2 - 3 days during the week. Will also need to cover the Christmas period.


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Horowhenua District Council has inspected Levin’s sewer network and discovered some pipes in some areas need to be replaced. Problems include tree root intrusion, broken lines and water infiltration. Why not just repair the pipes? Repairs may remove defects for the short-term, but they will not necessarily solve the issues long-term. Based on the significant problems identified, it is best to completely replace the pipes and laterals. How will the pipes be replaced? Council’s contractors will use a combination of open trench and trenchless technology (pipe bursting). Pipe bursting will minimise extensive excavation and disruption to surrounding residences, businesses and the environment. However, in some areas where the pipes have severe dipping, open trenching will be used to correct the dips. Which areas are affected? Hereford Street and Montgomery Street (from Winchester Street to Cambridge Street).

WELLINGTON CONSERVATION BOARD Notice of Meeting A meeting will be held at the Department of Conservation offices, 28 North Street, Palmerston North on Friday, 23 November 2018 from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

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We are seeking the assistance of a willing, energetic positive person to help in a bakery situation. Duties will be to operate the oven, assist the baker and other related duties for our tortilla manufacturing operation. Experience is not necessary. Attitude is important. Contact: 06 364 5439 Email:


Adult Day Club, Levin We have an opportunity for a cook to join our team, Monday and Wednesday mornings, beginning midJanuary 2019. Applicants for this role would ideally have a current food handling certificate, must have experience as a sole charge cook and be able to prepare and present healthy meals for our day club guests. Important attributes are proven reliability and ability to interact well with older people. To request more information or apply, please forward your CV with referees to: Subject line ADC Cook

Members of the public are welcome to attend the Public Forum to raise conservation matters between 3.00pm - 4.00pm. For further information, please contact Sara Robinson (Board Support Officer) at 027 611 2442 or


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When will the work take place? Work will take place from Mondays to Fridays between mid-November 2018 and February 2019. No work will be carried out from 22 December 2018 to 6 January 2019.

The School of Military Engineering of the New Zealand Army will be carrying out Waterborne Training during 19 - 24 November 2018 0800 - 1700hrs.

Will the roads stay open? Roads will remain open for most of the time during the works. However, there will be occasions when the road will be restricted to one lane. Council staff and contractors will work with residents and road users to minimise the impacts of the project. Who do I talk to if I have questions or concerns? Please contact Council’s Projects Engineer, Ronaldo Serrano, on 06 366 0999 or

If you think you could be the right person for this role, please ring Jacqui during office hours 06 368 2571.

The training will be conducted in the vicinity of the Manawatu River Boat Ramp, Matakarpa Road, Foxton. There will be small military craft in operation, transiting along the Manawatu River in the vicinity of the boat ramp over this period. Queries regarding this exercise should be directed to WO2 G Besenyi 027 675 1360

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The Levin Cosmopolitan Club is looking for an experienced part time cleaner two days a week (approx 8 – 10 hours) possible weekend work. This position would suit a person who is: • physically fit • doesn’t mind a bit of hard work • takes pride in what they do • has an eye for detail • able to work unsupervised • reliable • trustworthy

Newspaper Delivery People Wanted! Are you looking to put some extra dollars in your back pocket? Are you reliable, energetic and conscientious? If so you could be just what we're after! We have part-time roles available in the following areas right now! New Plymouth, Te Kuiti/Te Awamutu/ Otorohanga; Wanganui; Hawkes Bay; all areas north of Taupo including all suburbs in Hamilton, Auckland & Whangarei; AND regional townships north of Auckland through to Kaitaia. Morning newspaper delivery work involves early starts and finishes. They are all part -time roles that are ideal for students, people seeking a secondary source of income or fit retired people. It is essential that applicants have their own reliable vehicle with WOF and Registration, a current full driver license and mobile phone. To apply please contact us on 0800 694 321 between 8am and 5pm and we will then pass your details on to the individual contractors who will contact you directly.

Firewood FRESH split pine 4m3 $280 or 8m3 $500, free local delivery. Phone 367 6396/027 652 4000.

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PAINTER int/ext. Phone now for free quote. 021 168 7671 or 06 367 0604.

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

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

Available at our factory shop together with a large selection of NZ and imported rugs. Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm Open Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm NORCA RUG CO. LTD 248 Oxford Street Levin Phone 368-8844 HALL table, wood. Length 1400mm, height 800mm, width 400mm. $300 ono. Contact 06 367 6361. TRAILER 1.8 x 1.2, regd, WoF, spare wheel, $500. Phone 368 3031. YESTERDAY Today and Tomorrow plants. $10 each. Phone 06 368 1162.

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Two wonderful opportunities to Audition for THE MUSICAL “SHREK” on Wednesday, 28th November

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685 Waittarere Beach Road Waitarere Cheeck out our Facebookk, or ring (06) 36874474


Children 8 Years & Upwards 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Adults - 7.00 p.m. onwards. Second auditions - Tuesday, 18th December All characters. Children 5.30 to 7 p.m. open Audition DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER: LINDA BUCKLEY MUSICAL DIRECTOR: CHRISTINE ARCHER-LOCKWOOD

open 8.30am - 4.00pm daily


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4 Buller Road, Ohau, Levin

Phone: 06 368 7270

hours may vary on public holidays

Phone: (06) 367 94 63 149 Tiro Tiro Road, Levin

LUNCH: Tues-Sat 12noon-2pm DINNER: Tues-Thurs 5pm-8pm Fri & Sat 5pm-8.30pm


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

Members, Affiliated Members and Guests Welcome

Your morning line-up.


Shrek ............................................ Male Lead - Tenor, Baritone Princess Fiona.............................. Female Lead, Soprano. Donkey ......................................... Lead, Either Gender Alto, Tenor. Lord Farquaad .............................. Male Lead - Baritone. The Three Little Pigs..................... Males, Supporting Roles, Baritone. Gingy, Sugar Plum Fairy............... Either Gender, Supporting Role, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Countertenor, Tenor, Treble Dragon.......................................... Female, Supporting role, Alto. Pinocchio...................................... Either Gender, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Treble/Boy Soprano. Papa Ogre .................................... Male, Tenor, Baritone Mama Ogre................................... Female, Alto. Little Ogre..................................... Male King Harold................................... Male, Baritone Queen Lillian................................. Female, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto. Young Fiona.................................. Female, Soprano. Teen Fiona .................................... Female, Soprano. Captain of the Guard.................... Male, Baritone, Bass Dragon's Knights (4)..................... Male, Tenor, Baritone Ensemble/Duloc Children............. Either Gender, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass. Fairy Tale Characters The Three Bears, a Wicked Witch, The Big Bad Wolf, Peter Pan, Ugly Duckling, Fairy Godmother, The White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty, and an Elf.


If you’re out and having a few drinks, make sure you’ve got a sober driver to get you home safely.

The production is scheduled from 17th May to 1st June. Book a time with Joyce Corrin - 368.3392. Scripts and Scores yet to arrive.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

New i-Pace already in hot demand


aguar has announced an April 2019 launch date and pricing from $159,900 for the New Zealand debut of its award-winning i-Pace allelectric SUV. Jaguar NZ general manager Steve Kenchington says local prelaunch demand has been exceptionally strong. “With numerous industry accolades from around the world since it launched earlier this year, the I-Pace has already exceeded expectations globally,” he said. More than 50 deposits have been received from New Zealand customers, months before pricing details became available for this market. “The Jaguar brand has a particularly loyal following in New Zealand and the trust in that brand has seen a large number of customers show their support for this evolutionary new model,” Kenchington said. He said the international

interest in this model has led to supply constraints and customers are advised to register their interest with their local dealers as limited stock will be available during 2019. He said retailers will be using virtual reality to help demonstrate the vehicle to customers wanting to purchase before the first shipment arrives here. Jaguar says the I-Pace will offer motorists best-in-class battery range and acceleration. Its 90kWh lithium-ion battery provides a range of up to 470km from a single charge. The powertrain is rated at 400PS with 696Nm of usable instant torque. All Wheel Drive is standard and the I-Pace can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds. The dimensions of the new I-Pace fit between Jaguar’s conventional E-Pace and F-Pace SUV models but the 2990mm wheelbase is longer the F-Pace and the electric model has a lower


roofline. In New Zealand the Jaguar I-Pace will retail from $159,900 for the S model, with an SE model from $169,900. The flagship HSE model which includes 20-inch alloy wheels, matrix headlights and daytime running lamps, gesture tailgate, windsor leather seats with 18-way adjustment, an 825W Meridian surround sound system, surround camera system and adaptive

cruise control with steer assist will start from $179,900. The Jaguar I-Pace uses Artificial Intelligence algorithms to customise the vehicle’s interior and driving settings to each driver. The SUV is also able to calculate charging status and range, taking into account changing climate conditions and topography amongst other driver inputs. The new model comes with a five-year, free service plan which ensures all work on the vehicle is carried out by Jaguar Trained Technicians, using Genuine Jaguar Parts. The I-Pace’s battery warranty will extend for eight years or 160,000km and warranties are transferable if the vehicle is sold. Jaguar New Zealand plans to display the new I-Pace for the first time during the ASB Classic tennis tournament from December 31-January 12 in Auckland.


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Friday, November 16, 2018

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THREE YEARS/100,000KM FREE SCHEDULED SERVICING Holden Four Day Sale ends Saturday 17 November 2018 at participating Holden Dealers. Vehicles must be registered by 30 November 2018. Available to private buyers only. Offer excludes Acadia. 3 Years/100,000km (whichever comes first) free scheduled service on all new Holden vehicles from date of registration. See for details

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Friday, November 16, 2018


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