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Swamped with mental health issues Poverty, unemployment, homelessness, drug use, mental illness rife

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By SADIE BECKMAN A public meeting in Levin was told by a clinical expert that health workers are being swamped by cases of mental illness and mental distress in the region. MidCentral District Health Board held a public meeting on Tuesday, where Horowhenua District Councillor Victoria KayeSimmons asked what was planned to counter inadequate mental healthcare. Kaye-Simmons cited the numbers of people with severe mental health issues wandering the streets at all hours and said she had visited Ward 21, Palmerston North Hospital’s acute mental health unit, which had shaken her. The challenge prompted an impassioned speech from MidCentral DHB clinical executive for mental health and addictions Marcel Westerlund, who said not all cases were mental illness, they were often mental distress too, resulting from circumstances outside the control of health professionals. Exacerbating factors were poverty, unemployment, homelessness and drug use, as well as mental illness, which are the most important issues New Zealand has to deal with, he said. Mr Westerlund said the recent governmental inquiry into mental health showed there was a paradigm shift and a major overhaul of the system was needed. He said turning around the outcomes for people with mental health problems was like slowing

and turning a supertanker around, with some time needed, and everyone required to be on board. “It has to be addressed collaboratively . . . with all other stakeholders around our beautiful country,” he said. Mr Westerlund said there were 70 admissions to Palmerston North’s mental health ward every month, and up to 400 referrals for acute care, which meant hospitalbased services were pushed to breaking point. “We need more funding because we are inundated with clients with all sorts of needs,” he said. He said a pilot scheme would be started by the end of the month that would see a collaboration between his team and the hospital’s emergency department, and that there would also need to be more focus on children’s services and care of the elderly,

especially in areas like Ōtaki and Levin, that had an ageing population. Children could turn up later as clients in the mental health system if their issues weren’t addressed early, he said. Poverty was causing major issues for clients in the mental health system who couldn’t afford their medication too. “Many people with mental illness are reluctant to pay for medication because they simply haven’t got the money,” he said. “Are you going to spend your last bucks on food, or spend it on [medication]?” We need to have funding in place for these people, a special authority so the medication can be provided to those in need. That is not yet in place.” He said the DHB needed to work together with Primary Health Organisations so they

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have services that can help those people because “we cannot sort it out ourselves.” Suicide was at the top of the agenda needing change, Mr Westerlund said. There were 606 officially recorded suicides last year in New Zealand and 34 of those were in the MidCentral region — figures that may not even be a true representation as it was not always possible to ascertain if a death was actually suicide, he said. Mr Westerlund said an increasing number of people were attempting suicide because of mental distress. His stance was backed by clinical executive for primary, public and community health Dave Ayling, who said there was an overload of clients in the system and the acute care services may never have the resources to cope with the sheer numbers of people needing help.


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■ Lifeline: 0800 543 354 (available 24/7) ■ Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7) ■ Youthline: 0800 376 633 ■ Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (available 24/7) ■ Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 (available 1pm to 11pm) ■ Depression helpline: 0800111757 (available 24/7) ■ Rainbow Youth: (09) 376 4155 ■ Samaritans: 0800 726 666 ■ If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, call 111. “The solution to mental health problems cannot be compartmentalised,” he said. “We need to turn that tap off.” MidCentral DHB appointed member and meeting chair Brendan Duffy said Mr Westerlund had provided valuable background and data to an “extraordinary challenge” facing the country. “That overarching message of the pain, the stress and the challenge, is way beyond the physical structure,” he said.


Horowhenua Chronicle

Friday, May 25, 2018

Sharing the bounty from gardens By SADIE BECKMAN If you find yourself with surplus fruit or veges from the garden and can’t bear the thought of produce going to waste, how about sharing it with others via a special community stall where everything is freely given? A new initiative spreading around the country is arriving in Levin with local man Antonio Cioffi setting up a community fruit and vegetable stand outside his lifestyle block in Gordon Place. The stand will be a place where people are welcome to take produce free, and are welcome to drop off any they have spare to share. There is no obligation to directly swap food, Mr Cioffi says. It is there for those who need it and as long as the system is respected there should be no issues. Mr Cioffi saw the initiative on social media, where there are photos and stories about successful up-and-running stands in other places around the country. He said he and his family often had a lot of extra fruit from the orchard on their property, and had previously offered access to the fruit trees on Facebook, but that had resulted in a lot of people misunderstanding that they were to pick it themselves and knocking on his door at inconvenient times. “They kept waking the baby up,” he said. He said the stand would be a

much better way to offer the free food, and that while an honesty box could have been an option, he didn’t need, or want to involve money. Homegrown produce was the main feature on many stands, but other items could be seen on the current ones, such as canned food, preserves, packaged non-perishable items, seedlings, flowers, eggs and more. Mr Cioffi said he would have no problem with any useful food items being dropped off at the stand when it was up and running. The first stand was started by Mark Dennis, who now runs a thriving Facebook page with updates and an interactive map to show where stands are operating or under construction. Mr Dennis said he put up the first stand in the project outside his own property about three months ago, and it had grown from there. There were a few initial concerns about vandalism or people taking too much, but that had not happened, he said. “Everyone thought there would be [problems] but the public have been amazing.” He said he was sure the Levin stand would also be well appreciated, and since Mr Cioffi had volunteered to build one, there had been interest in starting stands from people in other parts of the town too. The national Community Fruit and Veg Stands group page is communityfruitandvegstands


COMMUNITY fruit and vegetable stands have been popping up around the country, with one to be built in Levin shortly.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Horowhenua Chronicle


Emotional call for action to save lake Council commits to feasibility study of options to deal with stormwater pollution By SADIE BECKMAN


n impassioned speech and emotional call for action on the polluted state of Lake Horowhenua has been made by district councillor Piri-Hira Tukapua, who asked fellow councillors which of them wanted to “be part of a council that changes the course of our future”. Ms Tukapua achieved what she hoped could be the beginning of a new phase of life for the seriously polluted body of water, which is listed as one of the worst for water quality in the country. She tabled, called for a vote on and had carried a recommendation at the council’s Long Term Plan deliberations yesterday. The recommendation asked for commitment to a feasibility study into affordability and technical and environmental considerations for options to deal with stormwater, which currently carries high levels of pollutants into the lake, as well as an allocated and committed amount of money in the first three years of the LTP. She initially suggested an extra $9 million should be added to the Long Term Plan budget over its first three years, 20 per cent of the $45 million she said council had saved at their first deliberations meeting the day before by scrapping infrastructure projects which submissions had revealed were not wanted. This was later amended to between $5.5 million after engineering input. Both parts of the recommendation were voted on by councillors, with a unanimous vote supporting the feasibility study, and a divided vote on the money, with six councillors for and four against, including the deputy mayor. Ms Tukapua said through tears that this would be the one item in her five years as a councillor that she would not bow down on. “This is it for me — die on the hill stuff,” she said. She put out a public message to Phil Taueki, who has been subject to long-term legal battles over his ownership rights for the lake which is on his whānau’s ancestral grounds, and for which he is a kaitiaki (guardian). “My message to Phil and his

PIRI-HIRA TUKAPUA whānau is that we’ve all heard the war cry,” she said. “Not just the community, but the nation knows about Lake Horowhenua.” Ms Tukapua said she wanted to acknowledge and remember Mr Taueki’s ancestors, and erect some sort of monument to them, even if she had to pay for it herself “because it’s time”. “I hope you would trust me on behalf of this council as an advocate or peacemaker to achieve what we all want — a clean lake.” Mr Taueki himself gave an impassioned submission at Horizons Regional Council’s LTP hearing on Wednesday about the state of the lake, and issued trespass notices to the councillors. Mayor Michael Feyen supported Ms Tukapua’s stance and called for any further public conversations on the lake to be carried out away from the council building so everyone could attend. Mr Taueki has been trespassed from the building for the last three years. Council chief executive David Clapperton said he wanted to remind councillors about the process for inserting extras into the LTP, which would involve “retrofitting” information into other documents that are part of the legislative process. He said testing was already being carried out on stormwater discharges, including water entering the drainage system from the hills, and the results of that could influence what treatments could be used on the water before it enters the lake. The council was working with Horizons Regional Council to


LAKE Horowhenua as seen from Donnelly Park's atop the hockey turf lights. produce data. Councillor Ross Campbell said there were no reports available yet on what contaminants were in the stormwater. It was being put across that there was a lot of information available already, but there wasn’t, he said. “What is there [in terms of contaminants] is dangerous,” he said. “I so wish we could show some action.” Deputy mayor Wayne Bishop said that from what they had heard from the chief executive,

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the council could perhaps simply continue with the studies it was already undertaking. Councillor Barry Judd pointed out that some submitters to the LTP did not want stormwater to enter the lake at all, and that key stakeholders should be engaged early. Ms Tukapua said stakeholder engagement should be seen as a given in all council’s projects and if they really meant what they said under the Community Outcomes section of the LTP


referring to a “stunning environment” they would actually commit to something. Addressing the council, public and lake stakeholders she said “let’s do it.” “Don’t be offended when I say ‘get over yourselves. Let’s do it for the next generation.” “We’re going to do our part and we’re going to join hands,” she said. “My father never got to swim in there, I never got to swim in there, but the next generation should.”


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Friday, May 25, 2018


Former students make college proud By BRUCE McINTYRE Principal One of the many positives of being a teacher is to hear of the successes of former students and reflect upon the small contribution that we or our schools may have made to these successes. Last Saturday Logan Dear, who was our deputy head student and arts captain last year, ran up Sky Tower’s 1103 steps with his two team-mates from Hı̄matangi Beach Volunteer Fire Brigade. Logan’s team raised over $11,000 for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ, including a donation from our MANA Student Group from last Friday’s Mufti Day. What makes Logan’s achievement all the more remarkable is that he had the added challenge of having had a below-the-knee amputation on one leg when he was a child. “Because I was in full firefighter kit, nobody else taking part even noticed I did the Challenge with a prosthetic lower leg. The disability hasn’t stopped me from doing anything really throughout my school life and outside of school too.” Logan joined the Hı̄matangi Beach Brigade 18 months ago, following in the footsteps of his father, who has been a firefighter for 30 years, his older brother Hayden (five years), and two uncles. The Challenge became


LAST year’s Deputy Head Student Logan Dear accepts a donation at Tuesday’s Assembly from MANA Student Group’s Pachience Fenn. The money was raised through Friday’s mufti day, and contributed to the $11,170 Logan’s team of three raised on Saturday’s Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge.


LOGAN (right) and his two team mates Kylie Salter and Alice Ebrey in full firefighting kit preparing to run up 1103 steps of Auckland’s Sky Tower in Auckland on Saturday. personal for Logan because one of the two uncles died of cancer.

Firefighters around NZ have now raised over $1.25 million

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Just Us Girls is a fundraising event held over June to help raise awareness and funds for Cancer Support, Education and Research. Anyone can host an event of their choice, there are plenty of ideas on the website but perhaps you’d like to get a group of girlfriends together (just choose a date that suits you in June) for a social evening, maybe a wardrobe swap, or get together for a fun run or a yoga class - the sky is the limit. We don’t want the guys to feel left out either - so men, why not get the team together and host a Just Us Guys event - it could be mountain biking, go kart racing or a round of golf - the only limit is your imagination. The funds raised through Just Us Girls Manawatu Centre Events will be used through the centre region i.e Manawatu/Horowhenua/ Tararua and Palmerston North. As an added incentive, there are also some great prizes up for grabs from Sandy Carter Photography and The Herb Farm. To find out more visit:

this year for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ, which helps provide support for families living with blood cancer and in their communities. Logan is the first firefighter trainee with an amputated leg, but he says that he can do everything other trainees do. He is also an exponent of karate, but not so much now as Logan has damaged too many

artificial limbs doing karate. This year Logan is studying full-time a Bachelor of Creative Arts degree through UCOL while working three part-time jobs to avoid taking out a student loan. Manawatū College is proud of you Logan, and all you are achieving through your “cando” attitude. We wish you well in all your future endeavours.




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New chefs showing skill at competition The 2018 NZ Chefs Association Wellington Culinary Fare Competition proved to be the perfect platform for four students from the Horowhenua Learning Centre (HLC) in Levin to showcase their skills and bringing home three bronze medals. Held at the WelTec School of Hospitality and Le Cordon Bleu on Sunday May 20, the competition attracted competitors from all over the Wellington region. The event was judged by some of New Zealand’s most prestigious chefs, including Chief judge Chetan Pangam, MacLean Fraser and Anita Segerson. Three current HLC NZ Certificate in Cookery Level 4 students battled it out for medals across a range of culinary classes on Sunday. With just 12 weeks of training under their belt, they were competing in open class categories against industry chefs with years of experience. The students brought home three bronze medals LVN250518chefs and a second in one category. LARISSA McDonald, Laura Daly and Kiahn Murray Students were trained by with their medals. tutor Lenore Winterburn. The new HLC Hospitality team has been to bench mark these improvements and working hard over the last year to test their skills against others in the produce top notch industry-ready industry. The students were a credit to graduates. HLC has organised industry HLC, conducting themselves involvement in their courses through professionally at all times. We are forums, interactive classes, realistic extremely proud of them all.” experiences and industry visits. Medal winners were: “We are having meaningful Kiahn Murray, with a second in discussions with key stakeholders, category, and a bronze medal for his which is reflected in the calibre of smoked venison carpaccio with fig and students that are now being produced,” mulled wine reduction dish. Larissa programme manager Hayley Smith McDonald won a bronze medal for her said. lamb Wellington with a bonus rack. “The Culinary Fare provided an Laura Daly won a bronze medal for her excellent opportunity for our students crispy skin poached salmon.


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until 1 July. This will cost elderly couples nearly $300 when winter conditions have already arrived. One of the big topical issues for Horowhenua and Kāpiti is the significant variance in fuel prices. This will only get worse as we are going to pay nearly 13 cents more a litre to help pay for Auckland trams. This will hurt everyday working families and cost around $350 a year. It’s also looking more likely that the expressway from Otaki to Levin won’t be funded to construction which is a big disappointment. From where I sit this budget confirms this Government will borrow, tax and spend more — but has no plans for how we as a country can earn more.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

A phone call that could change several lives By ASHLEIGH COLLIS The phone rings in two homes, one call brings hope, and the other, devastation. Across New Zealand, more than 500 people annually wait for the call to say an organ transplant has arrived. Fewer than one per cent of New Zealanders die in a way that allows them to be organ donors. A donation is only possible when a person is in an Intensive Care Unit, on a ventilator, usually with devastating brain damage. Most donors come out of human tragedy, and that organ and tissue donation would not be possible without the generosity of families going through the toughest of times. One man waiting for the phone to ring is former Horowhenua College sports co-ordinator Rex. He asks people to consider organ donation and have the conversation with your family, so if tragedy does hit, your family will honour your wish to give life. Rex struggles to talk, walk, drive and keep his balance as toxins attack his body. He suffers from a liver disease called nodular regenerative hyperplasia, putting him on the liver transplant waiting list. “It all started one day as I was playing squash, and I got beaten by a guy I should never have lost to,” he said. “When I got off the court, I was sweating like a pig. It wasn’t like me, so I went to the doctor.” Over the years he progressively got worse, slowly losing his speech, to the point where he couldn’t speak at a school assembly and would have


FROM the left, liver transplant recipients Dennis and Lyn with Rex, who is waiting for the call. students speak for him. Eventually, the doctors told him he had liver disease. Rex left his job and is now waiting for his “hero” to come along. “I just have to wait for the call — it could be tomorrow, or it could be in two years,” he said. Rex joins two other Horowhenua residents who have experienced a form of liver disease requiring transplants, Lyn and Dennis. Lyn received her transplant 26

years ago and has lived a full and healthy life since. Lyn said she always thinks about the teenage boy whose liver she received. To her he is the hero, and so is his family who chose to donate his organs. However, a recent recurrence of disease may, in time, mean she is back on the waiting list. “I may be going down the same road again with liver disease, so my biggest wish is for everybody to have the conversation with his or her families about organ

donation. You could save somebody’s life, you could be my hero,” she said. Dennis suffered for more than 13 years with health problems and received a liver transplant late last year. Before his transplant, Dennis had similar symptoms to Rex — he struggled with forgetfulness, confusion, balance and water retention. Without a transplant, Dennis was told he had two years to live. “I’m very grateful to my donor

and the family,” he said. Dennis is now up and about, mostly recovered as his speech has returned, his balance is restored and the confusion gone. He has received the gift of new life, one that he plans to spend enjoying with his wife, children, and watching his moko (grandchildren) grow up. Dennis echoed Lyn’s words, saying that he couldn’t be more thankful to the “heroes” and their families that had given him and many others such a life transforming gift. According to Organ Donation New Zealand one donor can transform the lives of up to 10 recipients. Last year, thanks to 73 donors and their families, 215 recipients were able to benefit from heart, lung, liver, kidney or pancreas transplants, many more people benefited from the donation of tissue, including eyes, heart valves and skin. There are still around 550 people waiting for transplants at any one time. When organ donation is not possible, tissue can often be donated. In 2017 Organ Donation New Zealand facilitated 61 tissue-only donations (eyes, heart valves and skin) from people who died in a hospital ward, hospice or at home. Organ Donation New Zealand says if you do want to be a donor in the event of your death, make sure you let your family know and have that conversation today. ■ For more information visit or call 0800 4 DONOR.

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Enhancing health and wellbeing From the Area Committee for Horowhenua and Ōtaki A sincere thanks to everyone who donated to St John’s Heart of Gold Annual Appeal last month. Your generosity helped us raise $4329.80 in Horowhenua and Ōtaki; this is valuable funding to help us provide local ambulance and first aid services and community programmes. One such programme is St John Youth, helping young people to develop leadership and life skills, while gaining confidence, resourcefulness, knowledge and empathy. We have St John Youth divisions in Levin and Foxton and welcome children from six years of age and teenagers up to 18 years old. However, the people we desperately need are adult helpers to assist our volunteer St John Youth leaders. By doing so, you will not only be giving back to the community, but offer a valued contribution and positive influence for our young Penguins and Cadets. If you may be able to help, we’d love to hear from you. Please call for a chat on 027 227 1394. Yours in St John, KAP160518SPLFRANCES

Clinton Grimstone, St John Horowhenua chairperson

FRANCES Hodgkins in her Bowen St studio Wellington c1905. PHOTOS: FIELD COLLECTION TRUST /

By DAVID HAXTON A world-renowned collection of artworks could leave Kāpiti if an upgrade of Waikanae’s Mahara Gallery isn’t on the horizon soon. The Field Collection features 24 paintings by Frances Hodgkins as well as 20 works by other artists. The collection’s trustees gifted the collection to Mahara Gallery 20 years ago on the proviso the gallery was upgraded to museum standard. There have been various plans, fundraising efforts and in recent times a plan to upgrade the gallery as well as the adjacent Waikanae library into a new purpose-built facility but that was put on hold last year by the Kāpiti Coast District Council because it was unaffordable. The gallery is working with council to appoint architects to prepare a new design for the gallery upgrade that has a $5.3m budget with council paying a third and the gallery’s trust board the remainder. Kay Brown, who spoke to a council Long Term Plan hearing on behalf of the trustees, said it was very disappointing to be “virtually back to square one” and if plans for the gallery upgrade are not underway by the end of this year the trustees would have to consider letting the collection go to one of the other interested galleries. The trustees wanted council to maintain its commitment to the gallery upgrade, treat the issue with some

urgency, and help in whatever way possible. Kay said next year would be significant as New Zealand celebrated 150 years since Frances’ birth. “How wonderful it would be for Kāpiti Coast District Council if it could also be the year that we celebrate the Field Collection finding a permanent home here in Mahara Gallery. “Frances’s ashes rest in the Field family plot in Waikanae. Let us hope her paintings can remain in the area also.” Kay said the Field Collection was the largest collection of Hodgkins’ work outside of Te Papa, and the city galleries in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin. “All these galleries would love to be offered this collection but as trustees it is our preference for the collection to stay in this community. “Over these years the paintings have been under high demand by galleries throughout the country.” She said the trustees had been impressed with Mahara Gallery’s ability to exhibit the paintings noting three world class exhibitions of the Field Collection, and many more exhibitions where paintings have been included. “Mahara Gallery has become known as a small gallery punching above its weight. “They have proved to be one of the Kāpiti Coast’s most significant drawcards and will become even more of a visitor drawcard if they are given the collection to house permanently.”

Spin to win at Memorial Hall Levin’s Spinners and Weavers Guild are holding their annual Spin tomorrow at the Memorial Hall in Levin. The Spin is described as a celebration of all things fibre. On the day those that have entered the competition to win the Jean Wells Trophy will display their work, including the works entered into the competition. The winner will be announced on the day and this year the focus is on lace knitting. Stallholders include Kane Carding,

Soo's Garden, and Raydene. The Guild will also have a White Elephant table and several produce tables. The Guild performs charitable works, such as knitting for Plunket and the maternity ward. They raise money for Daffodil Day, and donate to the foodbank each Christmas. Doors to the Spin open at 10am. Entry fee is $5, children 12 and under have free entry and there will be free morning and afternoon tea.

Adults - can you help St John Youth? St John Youth leader Angela Broadbent gains huge satisfaction from seeing young people learn, develop and achieve - and be proud of it. “For example, it’s an amazing feeling to have a shy six-year-old come up and say ‘hey, look what I’ve done. I’ve never been able to do this before and I did it’. Or, if one of the kids sees you in the street and they wave and say ‘hi’, and introduce me to their family member or friends. It’s nice.” Angela started volunteering with St John nearly 16 years ago, as a parent helper. “I thoroughly enjoy it - guiding and interacting with the kids, seeing them working towards their badges, attending competitions, camps and activities.”

Angela says both the local St John Youth divisions are in real need of adult help. “You may have skills suited to particular badges, such as camping, water safety, child-care, communication, etc. Or, you may simply prefer to help out with the administration, if paperwork and computers are more your thing.” With a full-time job herself, Angela says she realises people have commitments. “It’s totally up to you how much time you contribute. If you can spare only halfan-hour each week, that would still be a wonderful help.” For St John Youth enrolment information or to enquire about being an adult helper, please contact Angela on 027 344 3779 or Clinton on 027 227 1394. For more information, visit the St John Youth website: 0800 ST JOHN (0800 785 646)


Horowhenua Chronicle

Friday, May 25, 2018


Council needs to rethink the status quo By DR LONE JORGENSEN Horowhenua District Council needs to rethink its commitment to the status quo with regard to its electoral and representation systems. The status quo means: a ward system for representation and a First Past the Post (FPP) method for the election of these representatives. These systems are archaic and undemocratic. Those arguing for a ward system claim that ward representatives are better able to reflect the needs of residents/ ratepayers within their ward. This argument ignores that Council representatives supposedly serve the whole

district, just as the Mayor does, who is elected across the whole district. When representatives are under the impression that they speak on behalf of their ward only, they can comfortably ignore issues impinging on other wards. Thus decision making becomes insular and self-serving. When high population wards ensure a high representation, the thinnerpopulated wards struggle to get issues heard — Levin Ward with five representatives vs. Miranui Ward with one. The election of representative across the whole district, from the mayor and down, needs to be done by a more democratic system. The FPP system is

guaranteed to work if two candidates vie for the same post. The highest total will win. The moment more candidates stand, the less democratic the final result will be. For example: i) two candidates: The one with just over 50 per cent will have the majority (albeit slim) and win. ii) three candidates: If there is an overall majority for any one candidate — no problem. That candidate wins. However, anything less than 50 per cent will mean that more people are voting against the candidate than is voting for him/her. Worst case scenario — a candidate can win with 33.5 per cent of the vote.

iii/ four candidates: Worst case scenario is that a candidate can win with just over 25 per cent of the vote. iv/ five candidates: Worst case scenario is a win with just over 20 per cent of the vote. v/ six candidates etc. The winning percentage becomes smaller and smaller the more candidates vying for the post. In a democratic system we do not prohibit people from standing. The only solution is to change the system to take account of the unbalanced representative selection. The voting system favoured by many Councils and the Health Boards is the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system. This system

ensures that the person most people prefer overall wins. Council needs to consider how this system will serve all the residents/ratepayers throughout the district. Dr Lone Jorgensen is a retired Massey University lecturer and has lived in Tokomaru for over 30 years. She grew up in Denmark, where the culture is deeply rooted in proportional representation and the ‘cooperative’. She has lived in new Zealand for the past 50 years and says New Zealand political systems are deeply rooted in the British Parliamentary system and that has made it difficult to shift to proportionality.

Management Strategy and Priority Buildings — Earthquake-prone Buildings. Even though I’m a Levin resident, I’m elected to represent the whole District, and I have been out and about in other areas recently. There’s a lot of interest in Foxton and Foxton Beach in the Representation Review occurring presently, but I’d like to draw the attention of other residents of the District to this important consultation as we want to hear wider feedback from across Horowhenua. Congratulations to the group which has worked incredibly hard to see the Jack Allen Community Hub relocated. This

group includes Jack Allen Community Hub members, Council officers, councillors and members of the broader community, including those at the RSA who have supported the relocation. The relocated Hub celebrates its official opening day on Saturday 2 June and I encourage you to come along. On a final note, winter is upon us and we’re preparing for colder days and longer nights. Please be mindful of those in our District who are vulnerable. We should all remember this is the time to take extra notice of the wellbeing of our neighbours. Stay warm and safe this winter. Warm regards


Strategy feedback welcome By JO MASON Levin Ward councillor Council’s consultation on the Draft Transforming Taitoko/ Levin Strategy closes today. I’d like to thank everyone who has provided feedback to Council. It’s heartening to so many people putting so much thought into what an invigorated town centre might look like. It was great to see lots of people of all different age groups dropping by the

Council’s popup container. It’s been very successful and we’re keen to use it again for other popup events around the District. Council is also busy developing the Long Term Plan for the District’s next 20 years. This is essentially the work plan we put in place that sets the

direction of work for those employed by Council. The plan has been developed hand-inhand with our community after a long period of consultation. For the first time, Council undertook pre-engagement to get a feel for what was important across the District. There are a number of hearings coming up that will contribute to the future direction of our District. These include the District Plan review, the Waste Minimisation and

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Sanitary campaign spreading to Levin By SADIE BECKMAN A Kāpiti woman has started an initiative to help combat “period poverty” and is now spreading the campaign into Horowhenua. Ange Murch has been using social media to raise awareness that many women, particularly young women, struggle to afford the high ongoing cost of sanitary items. She has been raising money to enable her to offer menstrual cups for sale at a fraction of retail, and asking women who buy them to purchase another, which will then be donated to a young woman in need. Menstrual cups are reusable, washable receptacles made from soft, medical grade silicone, which are worn internally. They can remove the need for other sanitary items to be purchased every month as they last for a number of years. Ms Murch is selling the cups at $5 each and they are available in two sizes, one for women under 25 and those who have never had a baby, and the other for those over 25 or have given birth. “By purchasing a cup from me and/or donating one, you are helping a girl or woman in need,” she said. “These cups will last up to 15 years each. They are easy to use and look after, and each cup comes with an easy to follow set of instructions.” Ms Murch said the initiative has been going really well in Kāpiti, and has attracted a lot of interest from women. “I started it after hearing a friend complaining each month about how expensive it was for sanitary items,” she said. “It got me thinking and then I read

about some girls not going to school [when they have their period] because they didn’t have sanitary protection. I thought, ‘that can’t be happening’ so I started Googling.” She initially raised funds via a Givealittle page and sourced a wholesale supplier for the cups who was able to supply them cheaply as they are not in branded, retail packaging. The page raised $1200, so the first order was placed in the hope the cups would sell, as there is no profit margin and Ms Murch makes no money from the scheme. An enthusiastic response meant the cups were sold and further orders placed, with most women choosing to buy a cup for themselves and donate one too. To distribute the donated cups, Ms Murch has approached local colleges as well as support services for young people, such as Kāpiti Youth Support. Cups were also donated to Women’s Refuge and other organisations that could get them to women who need them. She is looking at how they might be distributed in Horowhenua. As well as menstrual cups, Ms Murch is selling reusable pads, which are made of soft bamboo fibre and charcoal encased in a waterproof lining. They can be easily washed and come with a waterproof bag to store them in. Along with the cost-saving, the reusable items also contribute to a cleaner environment, reducing the number of disposable sanitary items discarded into landfill or waterways. ■ For further information about supporting the initiative, donating or purchasing, contact or visit


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THEATRE Style Friday, May 25, 2018


ANY modern homes these days come with a new feature: a purpose-built movie theatre room or dedicated television zone with a projector and pull-down screen. This space is typically smaller than a lounge or living area, but with enough room to keep a big sofa or couch next to small coffee tables. If you currently have such a zone in your house, or plan to build one, it can be beneficial to manage the room effectively using interior design so you can get the best viewing experience. To help you throughout the process, here are a range of questions you should ask yourself about what will best suit the needs of your family or flatmates.

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For a more authentic cinema feeling, you can’t go past reclining leather seats. Many brands, such as La-Z-Boy, offer these types of furniture. Some models even come with a drink holder for easy access during your movie marathon nights. However, the downside to this seating arrangement is that it tends to restrict use to one person per chair. For a snug familyfriendly feeling, choosing an L-shaped couch works well, as you can all pile on and snuggle up to watch your favourite films and terrific TV shows. Add to the cosy atmosphere by keeping plenty of plump cushions on the couch, and draping throw blankets over the back. Fabrics such as velvet, faux fur, wool or silky-linen are especially soft and luxurious to have as blankets in the movie

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Friday, May 25, 2018

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Fundraiser for Foxton’s art recycling hub A vision to have a place for creative souls to forage to minimise waste set Amba Wright on a mission to convert the Foxton Racecourse’s old tote building into a centre for art and furniture restoration workshops. A special fundraiser to raise money for Foxton’s art recycling hub will offer bargains, fun and entertainment for the whole family, as well as contributing to a good cause. Foxton resident Amba Wright began the recycling centre as a way to challenge society’s “disposable mentality,” with plans to set up a creative hub at Foxton Racecourse’s old tote building. “My vision is for it to be a place where creative souls can forage, an interactive art hub that helps minimise waste and brings about awareness for positive practices,” Ms Wright said. “We plan to extend what the [Palmerston North] Art Recycling Centre offered, to include restoring furniture, offering classes and workshops in creative upcycling, promoting the arts in Horowhenua and educating sustainable living practices.” She had originally been volunteering at the art hub at Square Edge Community Arts Building in Palmerston North, but on hearing it was closing after 26 years in existence, Ms Wright decided to seize the opportunity to relocate it to Foxton and keep it going. The old tote building offered a good solution, although it is in a state of disrepair and needs a fund injection, particularly for roof repairs. Ms Wright set up the Greenheart Hub Trust to take on the project, which has 13 trustees and five volunteers, and they are planning the fundraising event in the hopes of starting building repairs. The event, to be held at the racecourse, will feature a garage sale, as well as an auction of furniture and art and a pre-loved fashion show, Food and drinks will be on offer, with a Thai food truck on site, along with espresso coffee


AMBA Wright’s vision for creating an art recycling hub in Foxton has caught on, and now her dream is becoming reality to keep punters’ energy levels up. Ms Wright said there would also be “fun, games and entertainment”. Cars can drive into the grounds to park, with a gold coin donation per car asked for. The art hub has already received a Foxton Promotions grant which helped with some

initial clean-up and repair of the tote building, and with proceeds from the fundraising event will help take things further. She said the old tote building stood out as the perfect location because of its generous space, tranquil environment, great natural light and huge amount of charm.

“I feel the Foxton racecourse is a significant part of Foxton’s heritage. It needs restoration,” she said. “I’m overwhelmed with the level of interest, excitement and support I have received already for this community project.” Ms Wright said the Trust was welcoming donations for

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Pink Ribbon morning tea Millside Café on Harbour Street in Foxton is holding a Pink Ribbon morning tea on Tuesday from 9am. Proceeds from raffles as well as the entry fees — $25 per person — will go directly to breast cancer awareness campaigns. The café is located inside the new community hub, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom.

Car boot sale Wildlife Foxton is holding its next car boot sale on Saturday June 2 from 9am to noon at 40-48 Harbour Street. The car boot sale helps raise funds for operational costs of the Trust, whose mission is education by example. The Trust has an environmental education focus on NZ native geckos and skinks. A site at the carboot sale costs $10 and is a way for community members to clear excess items, find a bargain and at the same time help the trust to gain an income. Contact John or Nola at (06) 363-5300 or email — infowildlifefoxton@gmail to book a site. The site opens at 7.30am for stallholder setup. LVN250518FTDA

AMANDA Jackson won a $50 voucher in the door raffle at Foxton’s Tourism and Development Association’s (FTDA) May After 5pm function, held at the home of Fred and Glenda Paul in Foxton Beach. Foxton’s Tourism and Development Association (FTDA) held their May After 5pm function at the home of Fred and Glenda Paul in Foxton Beach. Fred and Glenda are well know through Foxton for their links with Foxton

Coastguard and Foxton Sports Radio. Attendees had the chance to see first hand the many strings to this active couple’s bow. The function included a guided tour of Fred’s local radio station Riverside

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country music but also giving out information on local events, weather and tide times for boaties. Amanda Jackson won a $50 voucher in the door raffle. The next After 5pm will be held at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom.


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Keeping Foxton’s history is vital to understand our past


Slavery in the US topic for meeting

The Awahou Masonic Village on Main Street in Foxton is hosting an event about slavery in America on Tuesday 29 May from 10 am to noon. African American journalist Victoria Gaither (pictured) presents a talk about how slavery started in the-then British Colonies, now the USA. She will talk about what the journey was like for slaves crossing on cargo slave ships through the middle passage, what happened to slaves once they arrived in America and how the system of slavery broke and destroyed generations of African American families today. She will show pictures of her own family and why the state of Virginia was crucial to her family and slaves in America. This is her third time presenting this topic. The last part of her talk will focus on the state of affairs for African Americans today.

By TONY HUNT History is happening all the time and much is forgotten. That is why historians exist — to cut back on the forgetting. The Foxton Historical Society has been doing that for the past 50 years — recording the present and reaching back into the past. But recording is not enough. Information needs to be available to the community so they can understand and value the past. The recent meeting of the Historical Society Working Party discussed this point. Although the Society has much information, for the past four years it has not been accessible to the community. A Working Party discussed

what could be done to remedy this situation. This focused on the future of the Court House as the place for the Society to exhibit its collection. This is an ideal venue but what is its future? If Horowhenua District Council decides to remove it from their property list what will happen? Should the Society step in and take ownership of it? What would be the cost, especially of earthquake proofing and future operating expenses? The Court House ticks all the boxes. It is highly visible, central, true heritage and fit for purpose. But if it is off the list, then where? Another equally important matter is that of the Archives collection. At present it is the most active part of the

Society. The collection has also suffered some neglect and needs attention. So what’s ahead? If no Court House then where can the collection be made available to the community? What other venue might be available? How should it be best presented? Will the archives get the attention they need? How can the Community become more involved and informed? Who will be leading the action that is plainly needed? These will be matters to be focused on at the Special General Meeting at the Foxton Lions Hall at 7pm on Tuesday 19 June. At this it is intended that the Society will be reorganised and revitalised. Come along with your

ideas and thoughts and ensure that Foxton is able to preserve and present a history that is truly engrossing. The Court House is a vital part of the towns heritage. As the only settlement around Te Awahōu it was often the venue for coronial enquiries and court cases. The need for a court house was realised and the first one was opened in 1869. This was built on the land now occupied by the Police Station. It was rebuilt in 1879 but by the 1920s it was found in need of replacement and in 1929 the present building was in use. Its use as a Court House came to an end in 1971 and the Historical Society moved its collection into it in c1978.

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anksias are a large family of beautiful Australian native plants which are known for their distinctive flowers, which come in a range of warm colours including reds, oranges, pinks and yellows. Despite coming from Australia, banksias are wonderful for attracting New Zealand birdlife such as silvereyes (wax-eye), bellbirds and tui. Banksia Birthday Candles (main pictured) is a gorgeous dwarf variety of banksia that only grows to around 50 cm high. In the cooler months its smothered in golden yellow flowers which birds and bees adore. Banksias prefer a welldrained soil and are dry tolerant once established. Birthday Candles has a dense habit, spreading to around 1m wide and looks fantastic in massed plantings or grown in a container. Many banksias produce interesting and ornamental seed heads, however unless you’re keen on keeping these banksia cones, just gently break off the flowers themselves after they’re finished. Don’t cut back into the stems as this can reduce next year’s flowers. If there’s any dead wood, this can be pruned off. To help promote a flush of new growth on banksias, feed with Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food, which is a rich organic plant food that’s suitable for feeding fertiliser sensitive Australian native plants.

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Hit a nerve Nerve plants (Fittonia sp. — above) are popular indoor plants with vividly colourful foliage. There is a wide variety of nerve plants available, some having green leaves with cream or white veins, others with deep pink markings and some with stunning predominantly white foliage. They are perfect plants for small spaces, only reaching around 15 cm tall. They are native to humid tropical forests in South America, so are well suited to growing in a terrarium where their vibrant foliage looks fantastic when grown together with green leafy plants such as ferns. Nerve plants will do best when grown in a warm, well-lit spot that is protected from direct sunlight and draughts. Keep the potting mix consistently slightly moist. Regularly check the moisture levels in the potting mix by inserting your finger into the top few centimetres. If it feels dry and dusty, water the plant. If it’s still moist, leave watering for a few days. Nerve plants like to be kept moist but not waterlogged.

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SPORT Toa the prem club team to beat Toa is the team to beat this season, unbeaten in Premier Club Rugby, and early signs show they could well be unbeaten in the Senior Reserves. At the weekend they won their second match 46-32 against Wanderers. Toa coach Randall Bishop said they hadn’t played the Horowhenua competition for two years so having both an A and B team was big. “At the start of the season we were just looking at putting in an A team,” he said. “We were able to win our A grade, but by the looks of things we might be able to win both grades, and that’s a goal for us.” Toa had a couple of big forwards and also a few “slick” backs. “Against Wanderers we were tight all around and in broken play we are damn good,” he said. “When it got a bit loose, our boys were too sharp and quick.” Toa was making break after break until just after half time when Wanderers came back onto the field stronger than before. “We got out to a quick lead and just after half time they made a bit of a serge scoring three tries in 10 minutes. It turned out to be quite a good game,” Bishop said. “They really flipped it around in the second half and capitalised on our tired forwards. The time didn’t work in their favour. They had the momentum but then the full-time whistle went off before they could take a lead.” Bishop said standout players were Neihana Luke for his line breaking abilities, and Andre Orzeki.

HKRFU Club Rugby Draw — 26th May 2018 Premier — 2:45pm kick-off Athletic v Rāhui at Playford Park Toa v COB at Te Atiawa Park Paraparaumu v Shannon at Paraparaumu Domain Waikanae v Foxton at Waikanae Park Senior Reserve — 1pm kick-off Toa v COB at Te Ātiawa Park Wanderers v Rāhui at Levin Domain Paraparaumu v Shannon at Paraparaumu Domain Levin Golf Club Sunday May 27, 12.30pm Junior Boys and Girls under the age of 19 are welcome to join Levin Golf Club for some golf fun. There will be three competitions: 18 holes, 9 holes and for the little ones, 5 holes. Registration can be made on Manawatū/Wanganui Golf website or by phoning Annemarie on 06-3686189. Entries will be excepted on the day. The cost is just $5 per player and lots of prizes to be won. Plenty of starting times available over Queen’s Birthday weekend. Phone the club office to book a time well in advance.



TOA player Hyrum Hippolite running with the ball being tackled by Wanderers player Sicarn Kirk-Nepia. More photos page 21. PHOTO: DARRYL BUTLER

Gate takings going to sick player All gate proceeds for the Queen’s Birthday Monday 4th June fixture between Horowhenua Kāpiti v Wellington Lions XV will be donated to Tyrone Rerekura. On April 28 following a game between Waikanae and Toa, Tyrone collapsed and has since been diagnosed with a brain tumour. Tyrone played for the Horowhenua Kāpiti Heartland team in 2016 and has been a constant in the front row for the Waikanae Premier team for the past few seasons. Horowhenua Kāpiti Rugby Union chief executive officer Corey Kennett had no hesitation



HOROWHENUA Kāpiti Heartland team and Waikanae Premier team player Tyrone Rerekura has been diagnosed with a brain tumour. in supporting Tyrone. “What Tyrone is going through

at the moment is very tough and if we can support him in any way, we’re happy to do so. Donating the gate proceeds from this game is the right thing to do and I’m sure Tyrone would love to be out there playing with the guys he’s played a lot of rugby with and against.” The game, starting at 2.30pm at Levin Domain, is another preseason encounter for Horowhenua Kāpiti Heartland following the May 5 Hurricanes curtain-raiser at Westpac Stadium. Horowhenua Kāpiti will be looking to build on their Wairarapa Bush win and compete against some quality opposition in the Wellington Lions.

We got a bit pummelled for using the word pummel in a sports story earlier this week in which College Old Boys beat Shannon 23-8. We apologise for any offence taken, but none was intended. Each week the Chronicle picks a random rugby game in Horowhenua to report on, depending on where the reporter has to be that day. We welcome people sending in reports and photos of any games.

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MARGARET and John Herdman, who recently played golf at Levin again. John is a professional golfer and was both Levin Golf Club’s resident professional and secretary/ manager in the early 80s. He is still on a six handicap and has just become a remote member at Levin Golf Club. The Herdmans live in Christchurch and have two children, a son of 28 and a daughter of 32.


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Buckley Golf Club Sunday May 13: NETT Kerry Moore 63 Kelvin Blayney 66 Bernie Wildbore 67 Dave Trueman 68 Ken Bayne 69 John Baird 70 Kevin Shields 71 John Mckenzie 71 Twos Kerry Moore no. 4 Jackpot not struck no. 6 Sunday May 20: John Mckenzie 41 Dave Collins 35 Kevin Shields 34 Danny Waerea 34. No twos. Levin Golf Club Monday Nine hole mixed stableford 1st equal Trevor Picchi and David Douglas 20 points. Bill Bradley and Laurie Baines 19. Tuesday Men was a par competition. Russ Baldwin and Ian King were 3 up on par. Dale Futcher and Mike Atkins 2 up. John Quayle, John Sciascia, Ivan Franklin, Marcus Anderson, Tony Gibson and Marty Wallace all square. Wednesday Women. 1st Leanne Ward. 2nd equal. Ann Davies, Janice Hesp and Judith Walton. 3rd. Jo Aitken and Diane Dunlop. Thursday nine hole mixed Trevor Picchi 19 points. Stewart Thompson, Bill Bradley and David Douglas 16. Peter Price and Laurie Baines 15. Early starters Ivan Franklin 37. Lyal Harris, Eric Smith and Ron Gibbard 36. Brian Allan and Tony Gibson 35. Late starters Mark Duston 38. Klaas DeGraaff, John Saulbrey and David Louisson 35. Ken Sterne and Nathan Murray 34. Saturday Late starters Gerald Harpur 39 points. Brian Spencer 38. Rod Batchelar and Philip Young 36. Wayne Kaye, Ernie Leslie, Klaas DeGraaff and Phil Radford 35. Alan Kearns and Nathan Murray 33.

■ RUGBY HKRFU Club Rugby Results — 19th May 2018 Premier Paraparaumu Domain: Waikanae: 46 (T. Reti 3, T. Parsons, A. Fox, G. Levave tries; E. Reti 5 con, 2 pen) v Paraparaumu: 13 (G. Phelps, L. Williams tries; T. Barnsley pen). HT: 18-8. Easton Park: Rāhui: 32 (N. Rikihana 2, T. Peneha, L. Kemp tries; P. Connor-Phillips 3 con, 2 pen) v Foxton: 24 (A. Katoa, W. Honetapu tries; L. McMahon con, 4 pen). HT: 15-5. Shannon Domain: College Old Boys: 23 (B. Evans-Karipa, P. Mahuinga, C. Coulston tries; S. Solomona con, H. Henare 2 pen) v Shannon: 8 (T. Winterburn try; B. Huthnance pen). HT: 18-8. Toa won by default v Athletic Senior Reserve Shannon Domain: College Old Boys: 72 v Shannon: 17 Levin Domain: Toa: 46 v Wanderers: 34 Easton Park: Foxton: 13 v Rahui: 7 Toa Premiers who win the Nash Cup for winning the first round. Horowhenua Hockey Association Weekly Results: Year 3/4 — Saturday morning hockey was cancelled this week due to the weather. Year 5/6 — Te Horo Titans 12 v Otaki School 1, St Josephs Stars 9 v Fairfield Panthers 1, North Jaguars 1 v Foxton Beach Eels 13, Ohau Stars 6 v Manakau 2, Ohau Thunder 0 v Kōputaroa/Fairfield United 9, Foxton Beach Kahawai 3 v Poroutawhao Ōkatia 5, Te Horo Trappers 14 v Poroutawhao Poutama 1, Coley Street 4 v Levin East Stiks 7. Year 7/8 — Ōhau Warriros 6 v Coley Street 6, Poroutawhao Tuākana 12 v Kōputaroa/Fairfield Fusion 0, Levin Intermediate 2 v St Joseph’s Cardinals 2.

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SPORT Roller derby Sur5al tournament in Levin Horowhenua’s Roller Derby crew, Whenua Fatales, are again hosting the 2018 Sur5al tournament on the June 2 at the Events Centre on Victoria Street in Levin, attracting roller derby teams from across the country. Sur5al is an all-day annual event for 15 mixed teams who will battle it out for the top spot. “The make-up of the team is a secret,” said Nicky Harrison (aka Braid Runner) of the Whenua Fatales. “It is the seventh time we have organised this.” This competition is not for fixed roller derby teams or clubs that do competitions, but is a mix and match of friends and family pulled together for the occasion. “Anyone can form a team on a first-come, first-served basis. You can get your friends or family together from right

around the country,” she said. Each team has a distinct colour and if they so wish can also dress up. “They can make it as silly as they want. Last year we had a team of grannies, a team of babies, and a Jamaican bobsled team. Teams remain a secret until the start of the competition.” “Tickets are $5, kids under 12 are free. It is a cash-only entry fee. Doors open at 11am and we will finish around 5pm.” Beach FM (106.3) will be giving away two tickets to the tournament on May 31 with Tanya in the Drive show between 2pm and 6pm. LVN250518rollerderby

TEAM Rambros hold back team purple at last year’s Sur5al. PHOTO: DANNY HARPER PHOTOGRAPHY

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WANDERERS player Isreal Rota in action against Toa in senior reserve club rugby last weekend. Below: Toa player Neihana Luke shapes to pass. PHOTOS: DARRYL BUTLER

Central Automotive Services is in the business of servicing trucks and commercial transport vehicles, and is located on State Highway 1 at the southern end of Levin. Ian Buckley and Ken McFadyen purchased the business in January 1986 from Modern Freighters where they both worked keeping the fleet of trucks and trailers on the road. Every year Ken and Ian take on a diesel and heavy engineering apprentice to join their dedicated team of 13 staff. Ken, who has 46 years experience, and Ian, who has 39 years’ experience, have the perfect background to teach the trade to others. Central Automotive Services celebrated 30 years in business on January 6, 2016. Even the largest trucks can be accommodated in their modern workshop where they look after trucks from all over the country. They recognise that downtime costs the transport industry money, so getting repairs and maintenance done quickly to get the vehicles back on the road again is much appreciated by operators. It offers a Saturday morning service. “Our company is always looking forward, keeping up with technology (we own hoists that can lift up to 35,000kg) and changes, which helps streamline the service provided.” Central Automotive Services also has the ability to come to you and work off site if your vehicle is not roadworthy. It is




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Cold and wet for this week’s sale Levin A cold and wet Tuesday sale with depleted numbers but what was presented sold very well. Calves — F/H bulls $120 — $170, W/F heifers $100 — $130. Sheep — fat ewes $80 — $120, fat lambs $100 — $140. Cattle — fat cow $800, Rsg2 heifers $915, wnr F/H heifers $550 — $730.

Rongotea May 23: 3 year Hereford bulls 910 kg made $2300 ($2.53). 2 year white face steers 405 — 412 kg made up to $1030 ($2.45 — $2.54), Friesian steers 390 kg made $760 ($1.95) and cross bred steers 225 kg — 295 kg made up to $480 ($1.49 — $2.04). 2 year Friesian bulls 343 kg — 449 kg made up to $1060 ($1.92 — $2.50) and cross bred bulls 307 kg made $600 ($1.95). 2 year white face heifers 372 kg — 605 kg made up to $1490 ($2.42 — $2.58), Friesian heifers 540 kg made $1350 ($2.50) and cross bred heifers 370 — 400 kg made up to $790 ($1.53 — $2.03). Yearling white face steers 325 kg made $695 ($2.14), Hereford steers 235 kg made $755 ($2.66) and Friesian steers 194


kg made $400 ($2.06). Yearling Friesian bulls 180 kg — 350 kg made up to $800 ($2.29 — $3.16), Hereford bulls 342 kg made $880 ($2.58), Belgian Blue cross bulls 147 kg made $560 ($3.82) and white face bulls 145 kg — 182 kg made up to $575 ($3.15 — $3.59). Yearling white face heifers 150 kg — 277 kg made up to $635 ($2.11 — $2.33), Hereford heifers 286 kg made $700 ($2.45) and Angus cross heifers 140 kg — 169 kg made up to $550 ($1.64 — $3.25). Friesian heifers 163 kg made $320 ($1.97) and cross bred heifers 175 kg — 180 kg made up to $450 ($1.61 — $2.14). Weaner white face steers 127 kg made $470 ($3.69). Weaner white face heifers 75 kg — 123 kg made up to $475 ($2.62 — $4.00). Friesian boner cows 390 kg — 549 kg made up to $920 ($1.50 — $2.18) and cross bred boners 390 kg — 475 kg made up to $780 ($1.17 — $1.64). Porkers made $85 and weaner pigs made $45 — $50. Mixed sex lambs made $99 — $114. Friesian bull calves made $245 and white face bull calves made $125 — $275. White face heifer calves made $140 — $190.



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A tough read in a story of old Estonia The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater, Simon & Schuster, $35 .................................................... This novel is set in Estonia 1941 where Stalin’s Red Army is crushing everything in its way. It is the story of Kati, living with her family in Estonia on the breadline. Everything is taken to feed the Russians. Estonians are left to starve. Any protests and they are either shot or deported. Kati’s father is doing his best to humour the Russian occupiers. Estonian women have a proud heritage of lace making. Kati has inherited both the talent and love. Kati has been left at home while her brother has been sent to university. Disappointed, she has taken on her grandmother’s tradition and turned to making lace shawls which she sells at the Market. The book takes a turn here. The Russians are now taking all the sheep so wool is not available and she discovers her brother has left university and is now working in the forest with the freedom fighters. Back in Moscow another girl, Lydia, is assaulted when her uncle, her guardian after her mother’s death, discovers that she has been meeting a Jewish boy in secret. She is appalled to find her friend Joachim has been removed from his family, beaten and banished. She realises that even though she is living in luxury the stories of her uncle’s cruelty are probably true. Believing her father is now working in Estonia she persuades her nursemaid and companion Olga to flee to Estonia to be with her father. Wearing her mother’s old fur coat and packing some memorabilia she and Olga take the train to Estonia. What follows is the story of Estonia freedom fighters involving both girls as they support the struggle to fight off Russian oppressors while waiting for Hitler’s armies to liberate their country once again. This novel is very ambitious. I found it heavy reading. I just failed to feel as involved as I have felt reading other novels of similar ilk. — Margaret Reilly

Friday, May 25, 2018

First novel would make a better TV soap opera By Margaret Reilly


ALLUM MCGREGOR, a school teacher, is filling in for his brother who owns a pub. His wife, heavily pregnant with their third child, has just called in on the way to the beach with their two little boys. He watches her go. A child in each hand and another on the way. Ten years he has known her. She just gets more gorgeous. He congratulates himself — ‘I am a very lucky man.’ Enter Kate, the new barmaid, an aspiring young actress. Five hours later she was astride him making relentless sex in a beach shelter. So begins an affair of neverending sex. Poor Callum does have an occasional feeling of guilt, none more so than being uncontactable when Belinda goes into labour with her third child. However, Kate the manipulator sees to that, but with most things truth will out. Now we skip to 17 years later. Belinda and Callum have mended their marriage and Kate, as neurotic as ever, is now a celebrity star married to Matt, an art dealer and father to 5-year-old Tallulah. She is requested to do a promotion at her old school in Scotland. Guess what, the new deputy principal is Callum McGregor. He does his best to avoid her but as her taxi pulls up beside his car at the lights Kate makes a hasty exit and seats herself in his passenger seat. She begins her seduction

Never Greener by Ruth Jones, Bantam Press, $37 Author Ruth Jones, left.

THRILLER Everything is Lies By Helen Callaghan, Penguin/ Random House, $37 ...................................................... A suspense-thriller with so many twists and turns you’ll find it hard to put down. Sophia has led an ordinary life. She’s feeling a bit guilty about the last time she spoke to her mum but is sure once she arrives home things will be okay. What she finds at home is her mother dead and her dad lying in a pool of his own blood. According to the police her mother tried to kill her dad before killing herself. The narrative switches between Sophia and the present and her mother and the past which includes a cult, drugs, sex and death. Loved it. — Linda Hall

THRILLER RUTH JONES IS BOTH AN ACCLAIMED SCRIPT WRITER AND ACTRESS. I FEEL SHE SHOULD STICK TO THAT. techniques and hey presto relentless sex begins all over again. For a time it is managed from the distance, but Belinda, once bitten, is not silly and when Callum is made to make a choice

he chooses Kate and relentless sex. However, all is not rosy and I will leave the remainder of the 400 pages for the reader to ponder over. It is hard to be critical of an author’s first novel, especially when I have enjoyed both the Stacey and Gavin and Stella series, but Ruth Jones is both an acclaimed script writer and actress. I feel she should stick to that. I think she should sell the rights of this book to a television station. It is pure soap and would make a marvellous British Days of Our Lives. —

Full life recalled in all its fascinating detail The Ventricle of Memory By Shelagh Duckham Cox, self published, $34.99 .................................................... Some of our fellow Kiwis have fascinating tales to tell of how they came to be here. Shelagh Duckham Cox is one of them. In 1940, aged 5, she was evacuated with her family to the relatively safer haven of North Wales for the war years. Once the war was over her father was offered the post of British Agricultural attaché to the US and they moved to Washington


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DC. Five years later they returned to England and Shelagh’s teens and university years were lived in post-war austerity. As ‘ten pound Poms’ she emigrated with her husband and three small children from Oxford to tiny Levin. She writes in intricate and fascinating detail about her childhood, with a sharp recollection of senses and feelings, including a distain for

her younger sister as they arrived in the US, and her solo trips to museums and galleries as a young married woman striving for a life of her own. She struggled against the mores of the times, as a writer and a sociologist, but her recollection of every facet of her life is entertaining. Sadly, now in her 80s she is apparently losing her memory so the sharing of her story is a gift. A great story to tell.

— Linda Thompson

The Saboteur By Andrew Gross, MacMillan, $34.99 ...................................................... Northern Norwegian men have a reputation for being resilient, stern and resourceful. In The Saboteur those attributes are key to the success of the mission to which they are ordered in World War II. German scientists are working on the Nazi plan to develop a nuclear weapon by developing heavy water. When an airborne assault team is wiped out, a small team led by Kurt Nordstrum is put together to mount an attack and destroy the heavy water. Nordstrum’s war has been a disaster thanks to the Nazis, as his fiance is killed and he is struggling to survive. The conditions couldn’t be more unfriendly, and the plant itself heavily guarded and sited deep inside a sheer walled fjord. The Saboteur is a story of seemingly impossible challenges and when they think they’ve completed the mission, another twist returns the team to square one. Well written, well paced, and totally believable. — Tony Nielsen

Friday, May 25, 2018

Horowhenua Chronicle

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WOODGATES, Lois Faye. (nee Brown) Sadly, passed away one year ago today, 25~5~2017. We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world and the best we can find in our travels is an honest, loyal friend. Loved and missed by many. Pete and Lois’ extended family.

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ANDERSON, Jack. Formerly from Levin. Passed away May 19th in Australia. Father, father-in-law of Steven and Kay, Michelle and Mouse Ireland, Dereck and Tracy, Palmerston North, and Jason and Wendy. Loved Grandad and Great Grandad. R.I.P.

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Agendas can be accessed two working days prior to the meeting on the Minutes & Agendas page of Council’s website Copies will also be available from Council’s customer service centres at its Levin office building, Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-po-, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, and the Shannon Community Library.

Public Attendance

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

Public Speaking Time

A request to speak to an agenda item must be lodged by 12 noon on the day of the meeting and must identify the specific item to which a person wishes to speak. You can make your request to a Governance and Executive Team member by phone on (06) 366 0999; email to; post to Horowhenua District Council, Private Bag 4002, Levin; or in person to 126 Oxford Street, Levin, Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. For more info and a guide to preparing to speak at a meeting, visit the Meeting Schedules & Requests page of Council’s website.

Meeting Cancellations

Meetings are occasionally cancelled for valid reasons. To confirm a meeting is still on, phone 06 366 0999 or email

Other Meetings

Other meetings such as the Hearings Committee, Horowhenua District Licencing Committee, as well as extraordinary meetings, are held as required and may be advertised separately.

More Information

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Horowhenua District Council gives notice of the hearing of submissions on proposed changes to the District Plan, Proposed Plan Change 1 (Historic Heritage) and Proposed Plan Change 2 (Review of Residential Development Provisions). Planning reports containing the reporting planner’s recommendations on the submissions received are available on Council’s website at and Proposed Plan Change 2 will commence at the conclusion of the hearing for Plan Change 1. Please note that although the hearings are open to the public only submitters who have requested to speak at the hearings will have speaking rights. Hearings (Proposed District Plan Changes) Monday 28 May, start 9am Tuesday 29 May, start 9am Nga-rongo Iwika-tea Room, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 22 Harbour Street, Foxton

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Horowhenua District Council advises that the Council’s Rating Information Database will be available for inspection, pursuant to the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, from next Thursday 31 May 2018.

The Rating Information Database will be available for inspection at Council’s main office at 126 Oxford Street, Levin, during opening hours from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm. It will also be available on the Rating Database page of Council’s website

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Horowhenua Chronicle


Golf goes extreme with TCR Concept


OLKSWAGEN has offered up some very large clues that a more extreme version of its Golf GTI figures in its short-term product planning. A tuned Golf GTI badged as the Golf GTI TCR Concept was revealed last week at the GTI meeting at Reifnitz am Wörthersee, Austria — an annual event for GTI enthusiasts. The specification of the Concept is a teaser for a production version that will be built from the end of 2018. “At the moment, the Golf GTI TCR Concept — an athlete derived from racing sport — is a study. But at the end of the year, we want to make this GTI vision come true,” said Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen board member for sales. The inspiration for the extreme GTI is found in the name as it borrows the TCR nomenclature from the international TCR racing category that caters for a broad range of turbocharged 2.0-litre front-drive competitors. The GTI TCR Concept has a 213kW turbocharged engine developing 370Nm of torque from only 1600rpm and delivered via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox


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which adapts to the characteristics of the electrically adjustable shock absorbers at the touch of a button. The Golf GTI TCR Concept also hints at the appearance of the future production version with a newly designed bumper that has a sharply contoured splitter (front spoiler) to identify the Golf GTI as a TCR version. A newly designed panel attachment on the side — which is continued to the rear — joins a diffuser and the exhaust system tailpipes. There is “TCR” lettering above the sills which can be optionally customised with an additional decoration in the typical GTI honeycomb design. When the front doors are opened an illuminated TCR logo is projected on to the asphalt and the stainless steel sill panel trim is personalised by means of a red illuminated element. Inside there are premium sport seats finished in microfibre/fabric covers and the door inserts and gear stick cover have also been finished in microfibre. The seat centre sections are in the contrasting colour “Flash Red” which is matched by red contrast stitching on the sports steering wheel with a red 12 o’clock marker stripe.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Horowhenua Chronicle


Audi promises ‘year of heavy metal’ By Colin Smith


HE debut of the new RS 4 Avant begins a phase of Audi model introductions with an emphasis on the higher reaches of the model lineup. Audi New Zealand general manager Dean Sheed called 2018 “the year of heavy metal” during the RS 4 Avant launch function and he confirmed the brand is preparing to introduce multiple luxury models and a new flagship sports-luxury SUV before the end of the year. Soon after mid-year the new generation Audi A8 luxury saloon will go on sale in New Zealand. It offers the highest level of assisted driving technology yet seen in New Zealand — offering elements of Level 3 assisted driving where support infrastructure will allow — and also debuts a new generation touchsensitive MMI infotainment and operating system that will filter down into other Audi models. Another new model that Audi New Zealand has high hopes for is the new Q8 SUV due in the third quarter of this year. The fiveseater with a coupe-like exterior

Pictured clockwise from top are the new Audi A8 luxury saloon; The new Sportback version of the Audi RS 5 which is expected to launch in New Zealand at the end of this year; The Audi e-tron Prototype in Berlin. is smaller than a Q7 but larger than a Q5 and finds a more premium position by adopting much of the technology and interior design from the new A8.

New generation A6 Saloon, A6 Avant and A7 Sportback models are due in New Zealand before Christmas and then there’s one more phase of high performance

metal due in 2018 when the RS 5 Sportback arrives. It joins the RS 4 Avant and RS 5 Coupe models with the 331kW and 600Nm 2.9-litre twin turbo powerplant

installed in the five-door liftback configuration for the first time. Looking further to the future, Audi’s electrified vehicle plans — currently it sells A3 e-tron and Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid models — will step up a gear in 2019. In the third quarter of this year Audi has scheduled the global debut of its first full-electric SUV. So far there is no production name finalised for the vehicle which has appeared in several concept guises including most recently as the Audi e-tron prototype. The production version of the Audi e-tron prototype is expected to be one of the first cars on the market capable of 150kW recharging at high-output DC charging stations. Around 30 minutes after connection at one of these stations, the electric SUV is ready to set off on the next long stage of its journey. Its 95kWh lithium-ion battery pack is expected to provide a range of about 400km in the WLTP driving cycle. Audi New Zealand says it’s gearing up to introduce the allelectric SUV model during 2019 while another SUV newcomer expected to launch next year will be the new Q4 family.




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• Return Airfare from Auckland to Buenos Aires • 2 nights in Buenos Aires including daily breakfast, transfers & half day city tour • Return domestic flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia • Lunch & guided walk pre-cruise in Ushuaia • 10 night Antarctica cruise aboard Le Lyrial • Free Parka and Boot Rental • All Gourmet meals and Open-bar • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides • Hiking opportunity: Neko Harbour, Port Charcot, Port Lockroy, Deception Island


€300 o nboard credit




16 Nov Buenos Aires (2 nights 5* Hotel) 18 Nov Embark Le Lyrial in Ushuaia 19-20 Nov Drake Passage 21 Nov Neko Harbour (Antarctica) A magnificent bay surrounded by mountains and ice, you will perhaps be lucky enough to see seals, whales, leopard seals and gentoo penguins. 21 Nov Paradise Bay (Antarctica) 22 Nov Pleneau Island (Antarctica) Be amused by the original gait of the gentoo penguins going about their daily lives with a backdrop of magnificent icebergs. 22 Nov Port Charcot (Antarctica) 23 Nov Port Lockroy (Antarctica) 24 Nov Deception Island (Antarctica) Arrive on the volcanic Deception Island, which was long an emblematic whaling site. It’s sheltered bay also served as a refuge for sailors during heavy storms 25 Nov Weddell Sea (Antarctica) Le Lyrial clears a path through the impressive tabletop icebergs of the Weddell Sea, leaving you with an unforgettable memory of your Antarctic crossing. 26-27 Nov Drake Passage 28 Nov Disembark in Ushuaia (Argentina) Retur to Auckland via Buenos Aires

For centuries the Antarctic remained like a ghost on the map of the world, yet today the ‘White Continent’ exerts a powerful fascination. Ponant proposes an exceptional expedition cruise into the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula’s ice floes. Set sail on an unforgettable journey and fall for the charms of the dreamlike landscapes, inhabited rich and uncommon wildlife.

ALTERNATIVE DATES Contact us for pricing on these alternative dates Ushuaia Departure Dates: 2018: 20 November; 4, 29 & 30 December 2019: 5, 9, 17 & 19 January; 7, 17, 21 & 22 February

WHY Booking a cruise holiday can be a little overwhelming. You have to consider whether to book a lower priced inside cabin or splurge on a cabin with your own private balcony, or the ultimate suite accommodation, as well as which cruise line and ship is the right fit for you. Our HOT Cruisess specialists can assist you with all your travel needs including flights, accommodation, touring and travvel insurance to package with you ur selected cruise. With many crruise specialists throughout our stores, we pride ourselves on our cruise knowledge and exceptional service levels. We have access to all the best deals and wiill work togetther with you to create the best cruise holiday for you.

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CONDITIONS: All cruise packages are based on Twin share, Balcony Stateroom and costs are per person. Availability is current as at 07 May 18 and deals are available until date shown or until sold out. Space is strictly limited and is subject to availability at time of booking. On board credit where shown is per person & must be spent on board and is not refundable in cash. All passengers are bound by the individual cruise lines terms&conditions, please ask your consultant for a full copy. Current Deals must be paid in full at time of booking or as shown. All passengers must have a valid passport with more than 6 months validity at the end of their holiday. Travel insurance should be taken out at time of booking to cover in the event of any unforeseen cancellation.Included airfares are based on special non refundable economy fares, ground transfers are not included unless specified, any hotels included are on a room only basis unless specified. ESTA Visas are required for Itineraries visiting USA, Canada, India, China, Vietnam & Sri Lanka. Visa costs are not included. If travelling on a non NZ passport other visas + NZ re-entry permits may also be required, please check with applicable embassy. crs0518-ponant



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