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Appointments questioned

Prior to Christmas Waipa District Council held our elections, a token gesture of what is left of our so-called democracy. Then we were advised in November 2019 that Waipa District Council was going to breach that same democratic system and appoint, undemocratically, four individual representatives with the same voting rights as Councillors. Get this, since then Waipa District Council has appointed an emergency single representative to cover for the four future appointees, but here is the rub - the current representative is a failed candidate from the Cambridge Ward election. What does it say about the Local Body election - that it was a complete charade? More importantly what does this say to those who also failed to be voted onto Council – a second chance for a few who meet certain criteria can be voted on by – not the people, but who knows who. It really makes a mockery of the whole system and sets a very dangerous precedent. Those condoning such actions should be removed from office. It has a profound effect on the district’s decision making and is in total violation of the people’s democratic rights. I for one will not adhere to anything that this undemocratic representative stands for or votes on, as he/she has violated my rights and that of the people under our sovereign state. One has to ask, if Waipa District Council and other Councils alike are willing to breach the system and the rules, why should they expect the people to follow the rules? (Abridged) Hayden Woods Te Awamutu

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Road toll was five A break-down of New Zealand road fatalities in 2019 showed Waipā was the scene of four crashes which claimed five lives. Waikato District recorded 10 fatal crashes which claimed 11 lives, Otorohanga district had two fatal crashes which claimed three lives, Waitomo six which claimed seven and Hamilton city two crashes which both claimed a single life. The breakdown of data comes from the analytics team at the Ministry of Transport which says its figures are provisional. There were a total of 53 road fatals in the greater Waikato and they claimed 75 lives. Taupo recorded the highest number of road deaths for any district in Waikato, 22, from eight crashes. The figures were skewed in April when two crashes at the start and the end of the month between near Atiamuri in the Taupo District claimed a total of 13 lives.

Five members of the same family died after a car hit a tree on rural Tirohanga Rd and four week later eight people died as a result of a head-on collision at Atiamuri. A total of 353 people died as a result of crashes on New Zealand roads in 2019, the total of 2018 was 377. The new year marks the start of a 10-year road safety action plan, which will focus on greater investment in safety upgrades, driver training, enforcement and safer speed limits. The Government says safety upgrades, such as side and median crash barriers, will be rolled out across the 3000km of high-risk state highway identified by the NZ Transport Agency. Meanwhile, Worksafe is investigating the death of a person who was riding a quad bike on a Wharepuhanga farm, south east of Waikeria. The tragedy was the sixth on a farm in as many days.

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Trailers weaved their way around the streets just weeks before Christmas, announcing their impending arrival with a siren and collecting whatever food and gifts people wanted to give. “That was really popular. We had two trailers … this year I think we will need three or four! Quite a number of people were disappointed we didn’t make it to their street,” said Kane. “We’re about to go over it all and plan for next year, but we already know it will be much bigger. People are already making enquiries.” Some 50 or so volunteers helped, and there was so much stuff, it was collected and sorted at a hall. Kane’s video of them in action is on the Kainga Aroha Facebook page. “It was a great success … it shows that there are people in our town who are willing to do things to help their community and their neighbours.”

Hundred get Christmas cheer

Around 228 Te Awamutu families who needed a helping hand to make Christmas more festive benefited from a scaled-up community initiative in December 2019. It grew out of a programme of Christmas donations run during the previous four years by Kainga Aroha Community House, which provides social and support services to Te Awamutu under the guidance of manager Kane Rangitonga. They ran a system where families in need - often brought to their attention through schools, churches or other groups - were given Christmas food and gifts collected within the community and distributed to match each family’s requirements. Mindful of the need to ensure one family didn’t get two deliveries while another got nothing, an innovative Kane Rangitonga developed a system of careful monitoring and management. “It seemed to work well. The last group we did like that saw us give out 87 parcels; that was in 2018,” he said. “Other organisations do a similar thing in Te Awamutu. Then last year Zion Church asked if we would like to join forces and make it a wider community initiative. They had families they helped at Christmas and they thought we might reach more people in need if we did something together.” The upshot was 2019’s Operation Christmas Hampers, run collaboratively but with Kane fully supported in the role of ‘helicopter man’. “I wanted to make sure we managed it properly. In some of those collaborative schemes, there is a propensity for people to double up. We didn’t want that, so we used the system we had developed at Kainga Aroha but adjusted it for the new initiative.” They prioritised recipients according to the level of need, then channelled each completed nomination form through a computerised ‘gate’ manned by just two people – one a Kainga Aroha staffer and the other a policeman. “That way, we knew we were filling the needs without doubling up. It streamlined everything and made it easier to keep track.”

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Council to add a macron

Waipā District Council has adopted the macron, the first important step toward correct pronunciation of Waipā. Council is working to formally adopt the Māori orthographic conventions of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo as the standard for all internal and external documents, branding, and signage. Iwi liaison advisor Shane Te Ruki said it’s a crucial step in the right direction for Waipā, which until now had been using a translation with no relevance or meaning in Māori spoken or written language. ‘Wai’ means water, and ‘pā’ means to touch or reach, as in a sound reaching the ears. “Adopting the Māori orthographic convention will remove ambiguity and misunderstanding, and lift Waipā District Council’s standard of writing of the Māori language to that of best practice,” Te Ruki said. “Adding the macron simply recognises the importance of correct pronunciation of Waipā. “Realistically, it should’ve happened a long time ago. By formally adopting a standard Māori orthographic convention, we will be embracing change for the better,” he added. Council’s strategy and community services group manager, Debbie Lascelles, said Council is supportive of the use of the macron for the organisation, however in order to adopt the macron for the district, a formal process is required.

Formally changing the district’s name to Waipā requires an application to the New Zealand Geographical Board with evidence of consultation with affected people, including the local community and iwi. Te Ruki said it could take up to two years to fully adopt the Māori orthographic conventions of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo. “Bedding down such a change requires time and education for it to become second nature. We have a lot of work to do in that space, and we are working on it,” Te Ruki said. Evidence of the change was clear last week when a series of media releases with a tohutō (macron) on the ‘a’ in Waipa were sent to media. The decision reflects a change made by the Ōtorohanga District Council last August. That change was prompted by submissions from the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board. The South Waikato District Council began adding macrons to street names more than a decade ago. Most district councils who have acknowledged the need to show the long vowel in Māori have opted for a macron, though Waikato-Tainui prefers a double vowel – and for that reason the main lake in Cambridge is referred to as Te Koo Utu. The use of macrons was a question put to

council candidates by both the Cambridge News and Te Awamutu News ahead of last October’s local body elections and only one candidate of eight who responded, Lou Brown, opposed change. He raised questions about the cost of the change – though it appears the costs can be kept down. Council has already updated electronic logos for less than $100, and guidelines are in place for staff to follow.

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Origins of Waipā

The name Waipā refers to the river and its valley. In the Ngāti Unu historical accounts, the naming of the river is accounted to Kahu. Kahu is the illustrious ancestress whose travels are remembered in the names of local mountains and features of the land including Kakepuku-te-rerenga-o Kahu, Pirongia-tearoaro-o-Kahu and Te Manga-waero-o-Kahu. In Kahu’s travels down from the shoulders of Mount Pirongia and across the nearby streams, she gazed at the scene and the possibility of a great river in the wide and far flung valley before her. Keen to explore, she began moving at pace towards the promising valley floor and soon found herself running. Her travelling companions called out to Kahu. They hurried to keep pace with Kahu and called out three times to their mistress asking why and to where she was running. Upon the third asking Kahu responded, “Kua pā mai te hou matāho o te wai ki aku taringa!” ‘The resonant sound of water hath reached my ears!’ In simpler words Kahu could hear the waters of a great river. ‘Wai’ water, and ‘pā’ to touch or reach, as in sound to the ears. Thus the simple conversion of Kahu’s words by her travelling companions gave rise to the river and its valley as we know it – Waipā.

Waikato seat grows in Police warn of boundary change plan fake $100 notes The major changes for Waipā in a proposed in an electoral boundary rejig will impact on Tim van de Molen’s Waikato seat. The Representation Commission proposals released late last year impact on half of New Zealand’s electorates and would see the establishment of a Flat Bush electorate in south Auckland. Electorate numbers are proposed to rise from 71 to 72. The number of general electorates in the South Island remains at 16, the number in the North Island increases from 48 to 49, and the number of Māori

electorates remains unchanged at seven. The changes are open to public submissions – there were 332 objections logged by January 9, though none in the Waipā-Waikato region - and decisions will be made in April 2020. Some voters now in the Waikato electorate will find themselves in Hunua, and that electorate will be renamed Port Waikato. There will also be boundary changes for Waikato where it meets the Coromandel, Hamilton West and Taupō electorates. Notably, Tirau – now in the Taupo electorate

– switches to Waikato under the proposals. The Taranaki-King Country electorate is one of 36 which are not touched by the review. The Taupo electorate loses an area north of Cambridge with a population of 1,200 to Waikato together with a larger area east of Putaruru and taking in Tīrau with population of 1,900. “Where possible the current boundaries have been retained to minimise the number of people affected by electorate boundary and name changes,” Representation Commission chair Judge Craig Thompson

said. “Of the 71 existing electorates, 36 are unchanged. The adjustments in other electorates reflect changes in population since 2014 when the boundaries were last reviewed.” The biggest areas of change are in the Auckland region, Christchurch, and Otago and Southland. Details on the proposed changes can be found at the website www.vote. nz and the Proposed Electorates 2019 report is available at libraries, council offices, Electoral Commission offices and Te Puni Kōkiri regional offices.

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Commuter boost on the buses

Waikato Regional Council is to give bus services between Waipā and Hamilton a boost to attract commuters. Services from Hamilton to Te Awamutu and Cambridge will be upgraded from January 20 when extra evening and weekend runs

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for Cambridge and Te Awamutu. That is an hour later than the current latest evening run. The 8am Te Awamutu to Hamilton service has also been brought forward to 7.45am, to better meet the needs of passengers. Waipā District Council service delivery group manager Dawn Inglis hoped the additional runs would make it more feasible for commuters to use the bus service as their daily method of transport. “The bus service needs to be an option for everyone. With the last run back to Cambridge and Te Awamutu at 5.15pm some people weren’t able to make it to the bus stop in time, so this later service will mean they won’t miss out.” Waikato Regional Council public transport manager Andrew Wilson said feedback from passengers had indicated there was a great demand for additional runs on each service. “We’ve been hearing from our daily commuters for some time that a later evening service would make balancing work, life and travel much easier for them.” Changes have also been made to bus times on both services throughout the day. Passengers are encouraged to check the timetable at busit.

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Goat cull on Pirongia A very special competition By Viv Posselt

Feral goats are being culled on Mr Pirongia in support of ecological restoration on the maunga. The cull, started on January 7, should be over by the end of the month. Waipa District Council’s Pirongia Ward councillor Clare St Pierre, who is the founder and chairperson of the Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society, said the cull was part of a suite of measures taken to preserve the area’s natural vegetation. “Goats have been a problem on the mountain for years; we’re grateful for the work the Department of Conservation (DOC) does in conjunction with the contractor to control them. The goats eat out the understory of the forest, including seedlings, which means the natural regeneration of the forest doesn’t happen.” DOC Senior Biodiversity Ranger Andre Styche said the Department works alongside Waikato Regional Council and neighbouring private landowners to protect native vegetation on Mt Pirongia. “The goats have broad-ranging tastes, and left unchecked, they will eat various native species, including some of our preferred plants like mahoe, five fingers and endemic broadleaf varieties. They degrade those native habitats over time, so an annual feral goat cull is one of our key control methods.” BCL (Backcountry Contracting Ltd) has carried out culls on Pirongia for 10 years. “Last year’s operation was particularly successful, with 529 goats removed from land DOC is responsible for, and a further 249 removed from adjoining land with the relevant landowners’ consent,” he said. Clare said the Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society - formed in 2002 on the back of community interest in the restoration

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of Mt Pirongia – looked after 1000ha of the maunga. In 2017-18 the society was involved in a successful project working with ecologists to bring kōkako back to the mountain. Updates on the health of the native environment often comes to the society via recreational users of Mt Pirongia. “They might notice things like our bait stations being damaged by pigs, or signs that pigs are rooting through the undergrowth. By working together with them and other users of the mountain, we’re able to determine what is going on and take steps to prevent the degradation worsening.” “There are various ways they can become involved, including monitoring our kōkako nests, filling the bait stations, or trapping. And we can match people to a task that might better suit them.” Anyone interested in getting involved should email the society’s volunteer coordinator, Dianne June at djune@xtra.co.nz.

From last Thursday the stage for the biggest Waka Ama (Outrigger Canoe) sprint competition in the world was being set by Waka Ama NZ staff. With 3700 paddles expected Sunday Morning at 0800, Mana Whenua from Maungatautari Marae and Pohara Marae greeted whanau from around the motu. Whanau from as far north as Kaitaia and as far south as Dunedin are on the Waikato Awa to celebrate our connection with Moana Nui a Kiwa; the Pacific Ocean and the art of paddling outrigger canoes/Waka Ama. As the kaikaranga went out from Ngati Koroki and Ngati Mahuta the Manuhiri/ visiting paddlers replied with karanga and descended the hillside to the edge of our sacred awa Waikato. Carrying last year’s awarded trophies they left these two heavy timber carvings on prepared mats near the winner’s podium, a podium with kingitanga flags and Te Wananga O Aotearoa fluttering in the gentle morning breeze. Manuhiri were welcomed by Matua Johnson Raumati and manuhiri responded. Hoturua Barkley Kerr gave a concluding speech that also referenced his intimate participation for over two months of celebration that was Tuia250. For Tuia250 Hoturoa and Dame Jenny

Shipley co-chaired the movement of Tall Ships and Waka Hourua around the coastline of Aotearoa New Zealand and the hikoi that started in Arapuni beach, Gisborne and concluded on Mahia beach on n December 16. Following speeches and hongi the First race crews and supporters assembled in front of the Sir Don Rowlands Centre Building and the morning’s competitions commenced with Taitama – W6 250; Heat 1 of 6. This heat included teams from Mauao/ Tauranga, Tamaki Makaurau/ Auckland, Taranaki, Ratana, Tuakau, Pakuranga, Ahuriri/Napier, Awapuni, and Cook Islanders from East Tamaki with Tamatoa o Te Moana first across the finishing line. After a long day of stunning Waikato Rohe weather where 34 events involving paddlers of ages less than 10 years of age and an impressive tally of 1374 paddles in the water at the end of the 20 heats, the day concluded with karakia and waiata. With seven days of competition, this 2020 Te Wananga O Aotearoa National Sprint Competition is likely to be largest Waka Ama sprint event in the world. The youngest competitor was just five years of age and Whaia Rubena Bishop, the most senior padder, 82 years young. Special thanks go to the Lara Collins and the volunteer team that is Waka Ama New Zealand/Aotearoa.


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Planning your wedding

Going from the excitement of getting engaged to planning your wedding can be a big step. Even if you’re planning a simple event, inevitably there will be things to navigate your way through. To reduce the stress, keep within budget and ensure you get the best day possible, draw up a stepby-step wedding planning checklist. Break it into manageable big picture chunks before drilling down to the fine details. A big checklist of “to do’s” is the best way to keep organised. From the venue, ceremony, décor, food and drink, to the guest list, invitations, attire, photographer and entertainment, a wedding comprises many moving parts. Whatever type or size of wedding you’re planning, break it down into smaller actionable steps. This will make it easier to get through and easier to delegate to your partner, friends, or family. First steps first: start a wedding planning spreadsheet • Draw up a guest list • Figure out your target wedding budget

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Waikato now has a new wedding venue to consider for your special day. Located in the gorgeous farmlands between Matamata and Te Aroha, The Hall is an elegant timeless venue set in The Mayflower Meadow flower farm. With its vintage appeal and unique features, photographers love it. The country vibe appeals to those who wish to have a beautiful relaxed wedding. To make everything easy to organize, The Hall offers a variety of packages including delicious cuisine, entertainment, florals, styling and a celebrant. Close by are numerous places to stay. The Hall is offering limited dates, so book your viewing appointment soon. www.thehall.co.nz.

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A gorgeous place to say “I do”, the beautiful shores of the Mighty River Domain, Lake Karāpiro, provide a perfect wedding location. The 19ha park-like environment sets the scene for a memorable day. From the ceremony and reception to the rehearsal dinner, the spacious Main Hall in the Sir Don Rowlands Centre has floor to ceiling windows for 180-degree

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Blue smoke and pedals under a blazing sky By Viv Posselt

The annual ‘Blue Smoke and Pedals’ meet and picnic event so loved by Waikato members of the Veteran and Vintage Car Club was run at the Cambridge Raceway on January 12. The shift to the raceway was made to accommodate growing numbers of bikes and riders coming along to the event, said club member and event organiser Terry Pidduck. Over the past two decades, the event has been run at numerous venues, including at Mystery Creek, Taupiri, Tamahere, and for the past few years at the group’s club rooms in Cambridge’s Mclean St. Terry said the event was always popular, and the additional space offered by Cambridge Raceway was welcome in the face of growing numbers. Eighteen bikes showed up this year – up on last year’s number – with members coming from around the Waikato. Once again, it included an eclectic mix of old mopeds, scooters and low-powered motorcycles and twowheelers, some original and some restored. The main criteria for entry to

the fun event, said Terry, was the ‘blue smoke and pedals’ … a reference to the characteristics of the older two-stroke motorbikes, most of them around 100cc. “They’re generally just little bikes with pedals.” This year’s lot were put through their paces with a couple of races around a marked course, an event

that saw the riders toss rings around cut-outs of animal heads, another that called on riders to toss balls through holes, one where they had to pull a weighted rope while keeping the weight off the ground, and a ‘slow race’ in which riders were penalised if they put their feet on the ground while going really, really slowly.

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BUSINESS SHOWCASE

Dr Alf Pinfold is a GP with a special interest in skin care. Based at Duke Street Health & Medical Centre, the passionate health advocate says hospitals are having trouble coping with the tsunami of patients with sun-damaged skin. NZ has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world. Each year in NZ over 4000 people are diagnosed with a melanoma – around 13 people diagnosed every day. These are devastating statistics and more care and education needs to be taken in preventing these conditions. Melanoma along with other types of skin cancer such as squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma are usually caused by UV exposure, although genetics appears to also play a role Increased risk factors include sun exposure, fair skin and childhood sun exposure. It only takes being sunburnt twice in your life to double your risk of developing a melanoma – everyone is at risk. Finding melanoma at an early stage is crucial as early detection can vastly increase your chances for cure. “Patients often underestimate the danger posed by skin cancer,” says Dr Pinfold. “Late detection can result in spread of the cancer to other organs. This is more common with late detected

melanoma and aggressive squamous cell carcinomas.” It is the regular full skin assessments that enable us to detect these lesions early giving the patient a better chance of survival and cure. Dr Pinfold is a member of the New Zealand skin cancer doctors’ group and is trained to detect and treat skin cancers. As part of the skin clinic service Dr Pinfold also performs the surgery and has a team trained in minor skin surgery who have the ability to provide this service in the community. This includes lesion removal, biopsies, liquid nitrogen, topical treatment and surgical excision with skin grafting or skin flaps if required Dr Pinfold encourages all of his clients to be sun smart, wear a good quality sunscreen and have annual skin checks and also to complete regular selfexaminations of their skin and if there are any new lesions or spots or lesions that appear to be changing in colour, shape or size, not healing, bleeding or weeping, then get them checked by a qualified and trained professional, early detection is your best option.. Dr Pinfold sees enrolled and non-enrolled patients, you do not need to be registered with him for access to utilise the skin clinic service.

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DEATH NOTICES

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ROSEVEAR, Ian Frank – Passed away peacefully on Sunday 12th January 2020, aged 65 years. Loved son of Myrtle and the late William. Much loved brother of Margaret and Ray. At Ian’s request a private cremation has been held. All communications to Rosetown Funeral Home, 262 Ohaupo Road, Te Awamutu 3800.

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What’s On… band practices on Mondays 7.30-8.30pm. Learners group practice is by arrangement on Mondays from 5.30-7.00pm Info: 07 871 5464 Kihikihi Ukulele Club – An inaugural meeting to discuss the formation of a ukulele club in Kihikihi will be held at 6.30pm on Wednesday 29 January 2020, at the Kihikihi Bowling Club, Lyon Street, Kihikihi. Come along with your ideas and ukulele if you have one. Fortnightly club nights begin at 6.30pm on Tuesday 4 February. Info: sara@grayson.kiwi.nz. SOCIAL CLUBS Alcoholics Anonymous – If you drink that’s your problem. If you want to stop its ours. Weekly meetings held at the Presbyterian Church Hall, Mutu St at 8.00pm. Info: 07 871 2797 Helpline: 0800 229 6757 NZ Society of Genealogists – We are a friendly group of people, adsorbed in finding one more ancestor. Meet first Tuesday of the month,

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7.30pm at St John Ambulance hall, Palmer St. Info; Christine Ball – 07 871 5827 Te Awamutu Interdenominational Morning Prayer – Our Christian Community from all Christian fellowships are worshiping for our Town and Nation. Held daily from MondayFriday 6.30-7.30am at the Baptist Building, 106 Teasdale Street. Info: 022 305 8353 Arthritis Support Group – Meetings on the 4th Wednesday of every month, 10.00am at the RSA, Alexandra St. Info: 07 871 4426 Te Awamutu Toastmasters – Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm - 9.30pm at the Waipa District Council building, Bank St, Te Awamutu. Info: Katrina 0274 762 843. Te Awamutu Seriously Social Cycling Group – every Wednesday, leaving at 9.30am from the Mitre 10 carpark, Cambridge Road, Te Awamutu. Wear: bright clothing and a helmet. Includes a café stop at the end. All ages involved (30 to 80). All welcome. Info: Betsy 0274951138. Te Awamutu and Districts Highland Pipe Band – The band practices on Monday nights, 7.00pm to 9.00pm in the Hairini Hall, Rangioawhia Road. Tuition for pipers and drummers, from learners to those with more experience. All welcome. Info: 021 240 5275. Te Awamutu Quilters – meet every second Tuesday at Alma Brotherhoood Court, 28 Herbert St (opposite Moule St), Kihikihi. Session times are 9am-1pm and 6.30-9pm. Hand stitching, machine sewers, traditional, contemporary or art quilters - all levels of experience welcome – beginners, intermediate or experienced. Although quilting and patchwork are the club’s main focus many members are accomplished in several other crafts and all crafters are welcome to join. For any general enquiries or session dates please contact Sally 07 871 3125 Ratepayers Society Market Day – Aotea Domain,Sunday 2nd February from 9-12, local arts and crafts, produce, preserves, bric a brac, car boot sale.Info Sue Forsythe 0276482574

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FRIDAY JANUARY 17, 2020

Things to do this weekend A free ‘New Year New You’ yoga session is on this Saturday at Innes Common, Hamilton Lake, Lake Domain Dr, Hamilton. Join Em 8am - 9am for a playful morning stretch and experience the benefits of yoga. All ages no prerequisites, fancy tights or flexibility required.

The Tamahere Country Market is on this Saturday 8.30am - 1pm at St Stephens Anglican Church, cnr Airport Rd and Tamahere Dr. Free admission. 110 sites offering a huge variety of food, craft and produce. Eftpos available. Dog friendly.

Gourmet in the Gardens is on this Sunday, 4pm - 8pm at the Hamilton Gardens, Cobham Drive, Hamilton. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy live music and gourmet food trucks. Free entry.

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Chase Auckland stars at Cambridge

Chase Auckland first past the post at Cambridge Raceway.

The All Stars juggernaut rolled in to Cambridge on Friday night when Chase Auckland won the Gr.2 McMillian Equine Feeds Flying Mile mobile pace over 1609m. Driven for just the second time in his career by Mark Purdon, who trains the gelding in partnership with Natalie Rasmussen, Chase Auckland settled back in the field from barrier seven before swooping six-wide at the 200m mark to claim a dominant two-anda-quarter- length win over the Steve Telfertrained duo of Check In and Triple Eight. “I was concerned about the wide barrier draw but when the others went fast up front, I was confident that he would come home strongly,” Purdon said. Purdon has now trained seven and driven five winners of the Gr.2 Flying Mile for pacers, in Turn It Up (2019), Lazarus (2017), Adore Me (2015), Auckland Reactor (2009), Young Rufus (2003) and Ouch (2001) and he was happy to compare his most recent winner. “He’s not too far off the others I’ve won the race with he just needs to get a good trip where some of the others could make their own luck,” he said. The five-year-old gelding has been a consistent performer, winning 14 of his 31 starts to date including three at the elite level, the Gr.1 Sires Stakes Series Final (2017), Gr.1

Northern Derby (2018) and the Gr.1 NZ Pacing Free-For-All in November last year. Bred by Tony Parker and Anne Parker out of their two-time race-winning Falcon Steelster mare, Delicata Chase Auckland emulated his Alabar-based sire Auckland Reactor with Friday night’s Flying Mile win. “He’s not as quiet as his father,” Purdon said. “You do have to watch yourself around him he’s highly strung.” Purdon enjoyed watching the race replay with his father, Hall of Famer Roy Purdon in Auckland on Sunday afternoon. Purdon senior shares in the ownership of both Chase Auckland, as part of the Alabar Racing Syndicate as well as Oscar Bonavena – who won the Gr.3 Harrison Transport Cambridge Flying Stakes mobile trot over 1609m. Chase Auckland left for Melbourne on Sunday morning with stablemates Self Assured and Thefixer with the Gr.1 Ballarat Pacing Cup on Saturday night the immediate goal. Christchurch-based Purdon said he enjoys racing at Cambridge Raceway. “I have northern roots having been based in Auckland and I enjoy coming back up and Cambridge is a lovely track and every horse gets a chance there,” he said. – Cambridge Raceway

Hall second at Ruapuna

It was a stunning opening round for this season‘s New Zealand Superbike Championships in Canterbury at the weekend, with close racing through all the various bike categories, a major lap record shattered and several new ones set. Whanganui‘s Richie Dibben was sensational on Mike Pero Motorsport Park (Ruapuna) in the

Supersport 600 class. The virtual newcomer to the class qualifyied fastest and then won all three 600cc races over the weekend. The third race win, which also gave him the GP title win for 2020, was perhaps the highlight as he won the gruelling 15-lapper by a solid 3.9 seconds over Te Awamutu‘s David Hall , with Manukau‘s Toby Summers

third in that prestigious race. That result also gave Hall a share of second overall for the weekend, putting him level on points with Palmerston North-based former Greymouth rider Ashton Hughes. The two are 29 points behind Dibben as the riders head to Timaru for round two of the series tomorrow and Sunday.

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Te Awamutu’s David Hall (Suzuki GSX-R600), with a share of second place in the Supersport 600 class in this season’s New Zealand Superbike Championships. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com


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FRIDAY JANUARY 17, 2020

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