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Volume XV


Issue I

Kiwibank and Post Shop in Featherston It would appear that our fear of losing both the Kiwi Bank and Post Office services was a little premature. An interview today with Mr Bernard Teahan of Trust House has resulted in some interesting and positive facts. To develop the whole area from Chung’s Supermarket to Johnson Street it was vital for the Community Trust to purchase all the existing buildings and businesses. This of course included the Post & Lotto Shop and the Cafe. However it was never the Trusts intention to operate these businesses themselves nor was it in their mandate to close them. Negotiations are under way, with some positive reactions,

to sell all the businesses in questions to private operators. If, and there are strong feelings that this will happen, they will all be incorporated in the new supermarket. It is hoped to have a final decision by early to mid February. The aim of Trust House is to ensure that Featherston residents will not be without these vital services, that has always been their intention. The fact that they are unwilling to operate the services themselves is purely an economic and business decision. In the meantime we can sleep easy and enjoy the wonderful service we now have and look forward to a new and complete centre to our town.

Featherston Public Toilets “Local residents plus our many visitors will be RELIEVED to see work has begun on our new toilet block.”—— Work is now well underway on our new public toilets, the contractors (Holmes Construction) moved in and demolished the old toilet block on the 11th January and have now completed the concrete pad.

The Promotional Group has worked closely with the South Wairarapa District Council to ensure that the toilets being built are what the community wants, and would like to take this opportunity to thank all Council for the funding and support throught out this process.

A large number of locals and visitors turned out to watch the old toilet block being demolished, which took only a couple of hours would you believe. Work is due to be completed in early April and in the meantime three portaloos are on site to assit the travelling public and locals alike. The new toilet is based on the award winning Taihape design and will be an asset to our community.


Councillor’s Comment by Councillor Dean Davies Well by now everyone is back at work and the young ones are getting ready for school. I hope you have been able to enjoy some time off with family and friends and even get some of those outside jobs done. We have been lucky enough to have a number of overseas visitors stay. One thing I enjoy is taking them around our great little town and district. Our visitors always enjoy the trip out to Lake Ferry, Ngawi and the lighthouse. My only problem is when I see rubbish bags left on the roadside by visitors to our beautiful area (as locals would never do this). There has been a successful prosecution with illegal dumping of rubbish in the past, so if you see this happening please contact both the police and council – you will be surprised how easy it is to track down these people. Hopefully by the time you read this the new Featherston Public Toilets should be either completed or almost completed. Maybe it’s just me but why is it that most things in Featherston seem to take a little longer to get done? However when they do they’re exactly what the town wants and they work and they get used! So a big thank you to all involved and thanks for hanging in there and not giving up. Another project that has been on the radar for a number of


years and is now finally happening is the new footpath at the Railway Station – our commuters have been asking for a footpath there for years and this is one project I have been making a stand over for some time, however a big thank you must go to my fellow councillor Porky Sexton for doing the hard yards to ensure this not only gets put onto the works list but is put right at the top – Cheers Porky!! Yet another project that is almost ready to roll is the Community Patrol, again this has been in the pipe line for a considerable time. However, unlike the previous Community Patrol, times have changed and there is more paper work involved and the volunteers need to be screened which means someone needs to take this duty on. Our new Community Patrol Co-ordinator is Davina Simm who is working alongside our Community Police Officer Brenda and together they have almost completed everything and will be ready to roll out the first Community Patrol very soon. They are always looking for new volunteers, so if you feel this is something you could do just call into the Police Station and have a chat with Brenda. If you have any questions, concerns or issues please don’t hesitate in contacting either myself (Dean Davies), Solitaire Robinson or Porky (Keith) Sexton.

Nick Charles to perform at Cross Creek Blues Club Cross Creek Blues Club will welcome a return visit by his own compositions. Sample tracks can be downloaded Australian guitarist and composer Nick Charles to their monthly from his website, Hopefully some meeting at the Tin Hut on Wednesday 10th February. of his five CDs will be available at the Tin Hut on 10th February. The evening starts at 7.30 p.m. The normal This internationally known performer last appeared at the Hut door charge applies – members $2, non-members $5. For in a solo show in November 2008 but this time he will be our more information, see the club website at http:// special guest artist at our regular club night. So special, in fact, that we have moved from the usual first Wednesday of the month to the second to fit Nick’s fourteen venue New Zealand tour programme. Nick Charles is an acoustic guitarist in great demand for concerts and workshops world-wide. He averages 200 shows a year from Australia to America and Europe, from intimate house concerts to major folk, blues and jazz festivals. His influences are many and varied; Big Bill Broonzy, Merle Travis, and Django Reinhardt to name a few. The Melbourne Age has called him “Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic roots” and Artstreams magazine says he is “the best picker on the scene”. A Nick Charles show includes some classic blues, ragtime and early jazz tunes as well as an extensive catalogue of

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Red Cross. Are you interested in attending a Red Cross First Aid course? Please contact Heather at the Featherston Community Centre. An Information Presentation on the exciting direction the N.Z.Red Cross is travelling in is to be held on 22nd February 2010 at 11.30am. The venue is N.Z. Red Cross 30 Church Street Masterton, a finger food luncheon will be provided, please, if you would like to join us Telephone 06. 377 3586. The Annual Appeal week is early march and on march 27th the Wairarapa Red Cross will be holding their plant sale day. Always a crowd pleaser, with great bargains. Our contact number should you wish to hire wheelchairs, commodes, crutches etc is 308 9330. Transport for medical appointments please telephone 0800 924 287 between 9am and 3pm.

CARTERTON Ph 06 379 8049, Fax 06 379 8584 GREYTOWN Ph 06 304 9024, Fax 06 304 9032. FEATHERSTON Ph 06 308 9305, Fax 06 308 9211

Our dates for First Aid Training for the year are now available. Courses are to be held every quarter in the Featherston Community Centre, the first is February 24th and 26th. Comprehensive courses are for two days and revalidations are one day.

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Featherston Holiday Programme @ The Royal Sunday Roast from 5:30pm until 8:00pm $15:00 To avoid disappointment book now Phone 308 8922

The Featherston Holiday programme on Wednesday 23rd December was a great success. The children made Christmas Crackers; Table Decorations; Christmas Cards; and a wall hanging decoration to take home. They also cooked and iced “yummy” Christmas Cookies. We wonder how many used their recipes to make some more at home? Once again our grateful thanks to Assembly of God for the use of their building, All Aboard Toys and Games for assistance with publicity and materials; and to our wonderful volunteers—Eileen Trail, Jan Henderson, Bev Medham, Keiko Nojima, Judy Duncan and Jocelyn Konig. May Brown and Diane Percival Conveners.

Featherston Christmas Market Raffle for St Teresa’s. Christmas Tree Cake... Number 279. Judy Knighton Drawn under Police Supervision.

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Lake Ferry Fishing Contest. The South Wairarapa Zone Lions and Lionesses fishing contest had to be postponed on the 23rd January due to weather and sea conditions. The first time in all the years it has been held. However Sunday morning the change was incredible and the fish caught were many and variable. One hundred and twenty five registered on the day and species were; shark, kahawai, red cod, snapper, flounder, barracouta and two eels which were not included in our prizes. The snapper was caught by Gerrard Deveney, the barracouta by Paul Hoedemanckers and the heaviest fish, a shark, was caught by Steven Hoedemanckers.

Our sincere thanks to Featherston Lions Richard Burgiss and Peter March and their committee for a well organized and friendly family fishing contest held on a beautiful day. To the Featherston and District sponsors a big thank you. The money this year will be presented to the Wairarapa Search and Rescue. The Lions and Lioness Clubs of Zone 6 South Wairarapa (Carterton, Featherston, Greytown and Martinbotough) presented Brian Love with a Certificate of Appreciation

The Junior special prize, a bike, was won by Ashleigh Gill from Masterton, the Senior special prize was won by Ashlee Taylor also from Masterton.


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St Teresa’s News Trust you all had a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas break and your New Year resolutions are still going!! 2010 once again looks to be a busy and exciting year. School starts for ALL students on Friday 5th February. Teacher only days are 1st and 2nd February and 3-way conferences (where the child/parents and teacher meet one another and develop goals that will be supported at home and school) are being held on Wednesday and Thursday. The school is a Sunsmart school which means that sunhats must be worn during the summer months. As we all know that February and March are the hot and settled summer months – wearing of a sunhat is extremely important. Water only is the only liquid refreshment to be consumed at school and during these hot months it is vital so one does not get dehydrated. The school has 3 water fountains with good quality water that remains cool. Swimming is a focus for Term 1 and the school uses the town pool 4 days a week. We have some excellent swimmers and apart from teaching swimming – water confidence and water safety will be taught through-out the swimming programme. The first fundraiser for the school is the Harvest Festival which is being held on Saturday 27th March from 10 – 1pm. Lots of bargains, competitions and food. Information in the next Phoenix.

Kahutara Hall Society Winners of raffles drawn before Christmas were: Groceries - G. Evans Meat V. McCosh Leisure T. Joines Congratulations & thanks to all who supported our raffles as well as the Kahutara community & Featherston Businesses who donated items. Consider our venue for hiring, phone: 308 8468

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Bowling Club Happy New year to one and all. The Club has had a rather busy time playing their Champs when the weather has permitted us to do so. Mens Champ 4s I. Simons (S), D. Bennett, R. Henderson, B. Howe. Mens Champ Singles L. O‘Donovan. Womens Champ 4s Darkie Barrow (S) Jean Monk, Daphne Traynor, Rose Clement. Womens Singles Lorna Green. Fstn. Open Mixed Triples Major: Winners D. Richards Mstn. 2nd Doug Bennett (S), Rex Henderson. Jo Henderson Fstn. 3rd Lennie Le Gros (S), Lorna Green, Pat Burgiss. Business House Bowls Section A: !st Nit Pickers Roz Harding (S), Ian Simons, Brian Love John Jamieson. Section B: Cindyz. Cindy Karaitiana (S) Ramai Topp, Arlene Stuart, Pet Tuhaka. Fstn. Womens Gala Triples, 1st Mstn A, 2nd Grtn. 3rd Mstn B. Spider was won by Mary Willis Grtn.Steve Edwards Combi 4s !st A. Thomas Grtn, 2nd D. Murray Grtn. 3rd Paul Mussen (S) Ian Simons, Rose Clement, Darkie Barrow. Fstn. BOWLING CLUB XMAS RAFFLE 1st Ticket No. 170 Gossy. 2nd Ticket No. 332 Dianna, 3rd Ticket No. 306 L. Mooney. Thankyou all who supported this.

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What’s On This Month MONDAY Galaxy Gym, Sports Stadium Annexe 5.30-7pm. Ph 308-9932 or 308-9086. Featherston St John adults, 7.30pm. Phone 308-9330. Senior Citizens Club meets every Monday. Phone 308-9628 or 308-9644. Playcentre, Monday, Friday 9.15am to 11.45am for children 0-6. Kahutara Play Group meets at Kahutara Hall, 9.45-l2pm. For parents and caregivers of preschool children. Everyone welcome

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TUESDAY Featherston Golf Club ladies Day, 9.30am. New members very welcome. Phone 308-9973. South Wairarapa Badminton Club 7.30-9.30pm at the Stadium. Childrens Chess and Board Game Club. All welcome. 4.30 to 5.30pm. Ph Graham or Robyn 308 8118. Thai Kickboxing Classes Now FREE every Tuesday during the school term 4:15 - 5:15 pm Ages 7 - 12yrs Turn up to the wrestling club rooms behind Star Movies video store and give it a go. For more information ring Sue on 308 8897 “Toddlers’ Gym” for 0 – 3 yr olds is held at St Andrew’s Union Church on Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11 am. ACC Modified Tai chi 14:00-14:45 Featherston community centre Gold coin donation per session WEDNESDAY Cross Creek Blues Club. Every 1st Wednesday of the month at the “Tin Hutt” Tauherenikau 7.30pm. For more info contact Eric 308 6474 or visit Featherston Scottish Country Dance Club resumes 7.30pm Wednesday 11th March and every Wednesday except the first one of the month. Catholic Church Parish Hall, Bell Street. Beginners welcome. $1 per night. This is social dancing, you don’t need a special partner. Phone 308-9015. Featherston Lions Club meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday. Phone 308-9274. Karate 6pm Featherston Primary School Hall, teaching students of all ages. All are welcome Ph 308-9839. Toy Library 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 12-1pm, Featherston Community Centre, 14 Wakefield Street. Lovebugs music and coffee morning for caregivers and babies to preschoolers. 10am at the Anglican Church Hall (opposite the Fire Station). Parking at the back. $2 donation. All welcome. Kahutara Play Group meets at Kahutara Hall, 9.45-12pm For parents and caregivers of preschool children. Everyone welcome for education and fun. Featherston District Gymnastics Club meet at the Stadium, Underhill Rd. Instructed by Angie Smith, qualified recreational coach. Wednesday 9-9.45am children 18mth-3yrs; 2-3pm 3-5yrs; 3.30-4.30pm 5-8yrs; 4.35-5.35pm 913yrs; 5.35-6.35pm 13 yrs. Ph Jenny, 308 8077. THURSDAY Care and Craft meet every second Thursday. Phone 308-9992. Lioness Club meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday. New members most welcome. Phone 308-9330. St John Cadets (Youth) meet at 7pm every Thursday at St John Hall. Phone 308-6593. FRIDAY Needlework, Embroidery and Knitting Community Centre 1st. Friday of the month 10 - Noon South Wairarapa Probus Club meets at the South Wairarapa Working Men’s Club, Greytown, at on the last Friday of each month. Enquiries to the President, Helen Smith, 06 3048840 Galaxy Gym, Sports Stadium Annexe 5.30-7pm. Ph 308-9932 or 308-9086. A.A. meets at 8pm every Friday Evening. Phone 308-9876. Playcentre, Monday, Friday 9.15am to 11.45am for children 0-6. SATURDAY Toy Library 1st & 3rd Saturday, 9.30-10.30am, Featherston Community Centre, 14 Wakefield Street. Al-Anon Family Group: South Wairarapa Family Group meets every Saturday at 11am in Greytown. Ph 389 2103 for more info or 0508 4 AL-ANON (0508 4 25 2666) or website: SUNDAY Featherston Golf Club members club day from 9am. Soldiers Settlement Road. Weekly competitions. New members welcome. Phone Barbara Thompson 308 9194 or Peter Hawkins 308 9357.

Featherston Lionesses. A very successful stall on Christmas Parade Day, what a pity it was so windy. Our raffle was won by Roz Harding 2nd Daphne Traynor and 3rd prize went to Ian Farrier. Our deepest sympathy to charter member (our first President) Faith Wrigley. Bryan her husband passed away over Christmas.

Just to Say............ I just want to say thank you to the people who came to my rescue when I had my fall at Daniel Street in November, and also to the cars that stopped and offered me aid. This was appreciated.




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The following questions were set in last year’s GCSE examination in Swindon, Wiltshire ( U.K. ) These are genuine answers (from 16 year olds)!!!!!!!! (Be VERY afraid!!) Q. Name the four seasons A. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar Q. Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink A. Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists Q. How is dew formed A. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire Q. What causes the tides in the oceans A. The tides are a fight between the earth and the moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins the fight Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on A. If you are buying a house they will insist that you are well endowed Q. In a democratic society, how important are elections A. Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election Q. What are steroids A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs Q. What happens to your body as you age A. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental Q. What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty A. He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes A. Premature death Q. What is artificial insemination A. When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow Q. How can you delay milk turning sour A. Keep it in the cow

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GOING “THE EXTRA MILE” FOR FIRST AID Is your First Aid kit up to date? Most of us are uncomfortably aware that it’s a long time since the last restocking . . . and isn’t it looking a bit empty? Kahutara sisters Mary Mason and Trish Lewis of Otahuna in Kahutara, have worked out how to go the extra mile to help their country neighbours. Both are St John-trained ambulance officers in the Featherston crew, so they understand the needs of people living away from towns.

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Over the past few months they have been driving the back roads of the South Wairarapa, calling in at homes, farms and other workplaces. St John has always offered a comprehensive range of kits for homes and workplaces, and visiting remote places in their smartly-marked St John First Aid vehicle has proved extremely successful. “We’ve been thrilled with the response,” says Mary. “This is a great way to meet Wairarapa people and sort out their first aid needs. As well, we get to explore the out-of-theway roads in daylight – a useful recce in case we ever needed to take the ambulance down them.” Many employers have recognised that these kits meet their on-site safety requirements and have ordered multiple kits for the various work areas on their farms. If you would like to see the range of St John First Aid Kits, phone Mary or Tricia at Otahuna, on 3088026

Photo of John & Pam Pearce of Maramau, Kahutara discussing the merits of different First Aid kits and of the First Aid manual, with Mary and Tricia. 13

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Party to Support Feddy Fantails Football Club. Featherston’s women’s soccer team, Feddy Fantails, is throwing a party at the Tin Hut on the 12th of March. Bring your friends, dance to live music and have a good time! Watch for posters with more details or call Coach Katie for info 027 314 4887.

Spelling mistooks A serious “Scrabble” player has been seen playing this game against a computer. The word “Exi” was seen on the board. The player was asked “what is exi?” The answer was “plural of Exit.” No wonder the computer has an identity crisis. It cant win against logic like that !!!!!

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Greetings from the Featherston Community Centre ! What’s new? Greetings from the Featherston Community Centre ! Yoga: After much anticipation Hatha Yoga with Nora returns Happy New Year Everyone & Welcome to a new decade ! Saturday February 13th! Drop-ins are encouraged. Please bring your own mat to work on & a blanket to relax under. What’s new? When: Saturdays Time: 10.30am – noon A New Year & New Look!: We’ve re-aligned our Car Cost: $12 drop-in waged, $5 unwaged, term passes Park in preparation for our big Grounds Re-design project. available This project aims to offer the Community a green space at the Community Centre that has a playground, BBQ area, What’s On in the Garden February: Come learn about amphitheatre & community garden. We’ll keep you posted what you can be doing in your garden to feed your family on our progress. If you’re keen to assist us with this great healthy homegrown food. Join Setha Davenport, B.A. in Human Ecology, minor in Sustainable Agriculture, who has project then we’d love to hear from you. been growing healthy food for over nine years in several Car Boot Sale: Ready to have a bit of a clear out? Do you different regions, including two years in Wairarapa. This love thrill of treasure hunting at garage sales & car boot sales? course will be offered once a month catering to what is On Saturday February 13th we will be hosting a Crazy happening seasonally in the garden. Car Boot Sale & Market as a fundraiser for the Centre. This months session will focus on composting and liquid $5 per car or Table. Set-up from 8am. Call 308 8239 to fertilisers. Learn how to make good quality compost and liquid feeds in your own backyard. We will cover how to secure your space! build a compost heap and how to prepare comfrey, seaweed Arthritis Clinic: The next FREE Arthritis Clinic is scheduled and manure teas all with simple tools for Wednesday February 3rd from 12-4pm. Limited spaces When: Saturday Feb. 13th 3pm or Tuesday Feb. 16th available; contact the Community Centre to book your 7.30pm Cost: $12 Meditation: After a successful spring series, Meditation appointment with Shay the Arthritis Educator. returns! Come try Calm Abiding Meditation with Venerable Tons of Tai Chi on Offer! The Featherston Community Ngawang Lhasto. Venerable Lhatso is a western Buddhist Centre has a great range of Tai Chi on offer for all levels and nun with many years of practice and training in meditation. abilities. Thursdays also offer a full complement of Tai Chi This 6-week course will guide you through the common Classes, with a morning session offered at 11.30 by the folks obstacles to meditation, by skillful application of the at Te Hauora Runanga O Wairarapa. Thursday afternoon & appropriate antidotes. When: February 15th – March 22nd evening classes run by Michael Clarkson start on February Time: 7.45pm Cost: $70 for the course 4th & offer a sports and progressive approach to the Tai Chi discipline. The YMCA start’s their ACC approved Tuesday Red Cross 1st Aid Courses for 2010: We are pleased to Tai Chi series on February 16th. This drop in series runs on announce that after the successful 1st Aid Course in October, Tuesdays at 2pm. Contact the Community Centre for more the Red Cross will be returning to the Featherston Community Centre quarterly to hold their 2-day basic & refresher information. courses. The next course is set for Feb. 24th & 26th, 9amFeldenkrais: Eager to get back into the swing of things, 4.30pm; contact the Community Centre to book your spot. Feldenkrais starts up again on Saturday Feb. 6th (yep, that’s right, on Waitangi Day!) If you have never tried Feldenkrais Southern Exposure: Tune in to 92.7 Arrow FM at noon on before and are looking for a great way to start your weekend, February 21st & 28th to hear the next edition of the then this low impact stretching and strengthening series is for Community Centre’s Southern Exposure programme. As part of Southern Exposure the Community Centre will also you. When: Saturdays Time: 9.30am –10.30am st Cost: $60 for 5 sessions, 1 Class Free! Drop-ins always be broadcasting its Speakers’ Corner Series later in the evening. (Continued Page 16) welcome. 15

Contined from page 15 Options for French & Pilates: While we do not have dates confirmed yet for French or Pilates sessions, there as been some interest shown in the Community. If you are interested in either of these groups either as an attendee or an instructor please contact the Community Centre & we will try and work out dates and times that suit all involved. Ongoing Classes/Groups: Art Expression, Childrens’ Chess & Board Games, Creative Memories, Come & Paint!, Feldenkrais, Line Dancing, Mah Jong, Meditation Series, Needlework & Crafts, Quilting, Tai Chi, Trim & Tone, Ukulele Jam Sessions, Yoga Ongoing Services: WINZ, Te Puni Kokiri, Wairarapa Community Law Centre, Narcotics Anonymous The Featherston Community Centre offers facilities to public and private users who require a meeting place for ongoing or one-off events, activities or classes. Our goal is to serve as the hub of Featherston’s social, educational, and recreational services – used, valued and supported by the entire community. The Featherston Community Centre is wanting to add to its list of ongoing classes and services. If you’ve got a great idea for a class, seminar, workshop, or event then WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU: Visit us 14 Wakefield Street Ring us : 06 308 8239 Fax us 06 308 5541 E-mail us :


REGULAR SESSION SCHEDULE MONDAYS Mah Jong 1pm- 4pm Trim & Tone 5.30pm – 6.30pm Ukulele Jam Sessions 7.30pm – 8.30pm Meditation 7.45pm – 9.00pm TUESDAYS WINZ APPOINTMENTS 9.30am – 3pm KING ST. Art Expression 10am – 2.30pm YMCA Tai Chi 2pm- 2.45pm Childrens Chess & Games 4.30pm – 5.30pm Come & Paint ! 7pm – 9pm Creative Memories 1st Tuesday 7pm – 10pm Community Law Centre 2nd Tuesday 11am – 3pm Garden Workshop 3rd Tuesday 7.30pm – 8.30pm THURSDAYS WINZ Appointments 9.30am – 3pm Te Haura Runanga Morning Activity 10am – 11am Te Haura Runanga Tai Chi 11.30am – 12.30am Tai Chi for Health Afternoon 1pm – 2pm Tai Chi for Health Evening 7.30pm – 8.30pm Arrow FM 92.7 Recordings 3rd Thurdsay – All day FRIDAYS Quilting 12noon – 3pm Needlework & Craft 1st & 3rd Friday 10am- 12noon SATURDAYS Feldenkrais 9.30am – 10.30am Hatha Yoga 10.30am – 12noon Garden Workshop 2nd Saturday 3pm-4pm Creative Memories 3rd Saturday 1pm- 9pm SUNDAYS Narcotics Anonymous 7pm – 8pm

Featherston Phoenix February 2010