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Emergency Mobile Alert… …coming soon The Government will soon be launching a new service to keep people informed in an emergency, led by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM).

VOLUME 157 NUMBER 18 ~ TERM 4 WEEK 6 ~ WEDNESDAY 22 NOVEMBER, 2017

MCDEM is partnering with other authorised agencies – New Zealand Police, Ministry for Primary Industries, Ministry of Health, Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups and Fire and Emergency New Zealand– to use Emergency Mobile Alert to alert people if their lives, property or health are at serious risk.

Published every even week during school terms. Posted to school families, the wider community, on the web and emailed by request. Copy and casual advertising for 157:19 published Wednesday 6 Dec 2017 closes Thursday 30 Nov 2017.

The system uses cell broadcast technology to send messages to enabled phones, so alerts can be targeted to specific geographic locations. People won’t need to sign up to receive alerts, or download an app, alerts will be sent to every enabled phone in the region.

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This is an exciting development towards strengthening our emergency alerting systems across New Zealand. But it doesn’t replace existing channels and natural warnings. It’s another channel for warning people when there is a serious risk. We will still use our existing channels, including social media, our website, TV and radio.

CALENDAR

A multi-media advertising campaign will ensure New Zealanders know the system is coming and what to do when they receive an alert. We are on track to conduct a nationwide test of the system on 26 November. What you can do Find out if your phone can receive the alerts at www.civildefence.govt.nz. If your phone is turned on, is capable of receiving the alerts and you are in the targeted area, then you should get an alert if it is sent out.

Make sure your family has a plan for what to do in an emergency. You can make yours online www.happens.nz/make-a-plan/ In an emergency you could be stuck at work, without transport home. Work through the personal workplace emergency plan to work out what you will

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* Further information elsewhere in the newsletter. Assembly — 2:00pm Christmas Trees with FOHS—11:00am MGC & MBC Year 9— 2018 Visit Teacher Half Day Workshop— 12:45pm Ocean Vines Hop—Fundraising Stall. Toro Pikopiko Puppet Show— 9:15am College Orientation Day Pelorus Mail Boat Trip (Whole School) Farewell Assembly for Ernie Buutveld Santa’s Xmas Visit—Memorial Park— 2:00pm Marlb Tech Centre—Yr6 Orientation Kenepuru Dinner—5:00pm End of Year Assembly

www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/calendar Click item for status and/or info. See also our smart phone PTC app.

If you would like more information, check out www.civildefence.govt.nz/ emergency-mobile-alerts. Make a plan

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Dear Everyone,

NEWS FROM THE MUSSEL AND SEAFOOD COMMITTEE

The last few weeks have shot by in a blur and here we are in Week 6 (at time of writing). Our students are given so many great opportunities, with inter-school activities, curriculum experts visiting, transition visits to Secondary schools and folk who just drop in to entertain and educate. Last week we had just such a visit when the White Ribbon team visited our school with a fleet of very flash motorbikes! Their message was ‘Awareness of Domestic Violence and Bullying’, and the team of 15+ riders spent a relaxed hour, showing off their bikes and talking about the issues related to bullying in its many and varied formats. They departed in convoy and were last seen heading for Nelson. The whole issue of bullying is a complex one. Most of us experienced it in some form as we were growing up. As a little Dutch boy at school in the early 50’s I copped more than my fair share, being different made me fair game. Coming from a Soccer country didn’t help and the way my parents did things singled our whole family out as being “different”. They were difficult and unhappy times and memories took a long time to heal. Nothing has changed! The good thing is that we now talk about it and help victims cope and deal with it. But that doesn't mean that the pain is any less. We take bullying seriously and confront it head on, but we are limited as to what we can do to the perpetrators who often feel that they have done nothing wrong! We will challenge bullies and stand beside the bullied, and escalate our actions as appropriate. Be assured, we won’t ignore it. Kind regards, Tony IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM OUR LSM

Greetings Everyone, It’s been a very long time since Havelock School appointed a Principal, 26 years in fact. This is a very exciting time for the school and the community. Appointing a Principal is probably the most important decision a Board of Trustees will make so it is imperative we do our homework and get the process right. As the end of the Term is fast approaching we have already begun the appointment process. At the November Board meeting a draft timeline leading up to the appointment was presented and discussed. All going well we will be advertising the position in mid-January, applications closing about 12th February, interviews taking place the week of the 19th February and the new principal starting Term 2, 2018. You will be updated on the appointment process as more information is finalised. Between now and mid-January all the documentation for the position will be developed along with the advertisement. This is where your input into the person specification through the questionnaire you all received last week is so important. The Board and LSM value your feedback on what the key skills, attributes and experience you believe is required for your new Principal. This is your chance to have your say in the appointment process. If you haven’t already completed the questionnaire and sent it back to the school can you, please do so by Friday this week (24th November). If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Janet on either 0272296260 or janet.kelly@xtra.co.nz Nga mihi nui Janet Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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The 2018 Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival will be held on 17th March. This means that St Patrick’s Day will be a special celebration in Havelock next year. Watch this space for a special announcement next month about the main stage act.

Prices for the Festival have been kept low, making entry to our Festival one of lowest around the country. For those who take advantage of the early bird prices a ticket will cost will be $29 per adult, student/concession $19, and family (4) $70. Children under 12 will be free with an accompanying adult. There will be a Mussel Float Sculpture competition which is bound to bring a lot of interest. The judges will you – the festival attendees. There are great prizes up for grabs thanks to our generous sponsor – Pirimoana Holdings. First prize is $100 and 2nd prize of $50. Entries will be limited to 20. Further information will be soon be available on our website, on facebook and in this newsletter. Also start thinking about your outfit for the “Best dressed Festival Competition” there are more great prizes here too: Best dressed festival group (limited to 4 per group) sponsored by “The Mussel Pot” Best dressed festival female: sponsored by “Captains Daughter” Best dressed festival male: sponsored by “Bow to Stern” Best dressed festival kid: sponsored by “Havelock Service Station” All in all, the Committee are working hard to make St Patrick’s day one that won’t be forgotten for a long time.

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MEDIA RELEASE 16 November 2017

Public health alert: Whooping cough on the rise in Nelson region

Five confirmed cases and a further 18 suspected cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have been notified recently to the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (PHS). All come from the Nelson region. Dr Stephen Bridgman, Medical Officer of Health, has advised all GPs in the wider region, including Marlborough, to be alert to pertussis symptoms, test for the contagious disease and to notify the PHS of any cases. Dr Bridgman urges people and parents to be vigilant and seek immediate advice from their GP if they or their children show symptoms. He also urges pregnant women to book in for a free pertussis vaccination if they have not already been vaccinated. “Whooping cough affects people of all ages, but can be very serious for infants and is very dangerous for unborn babies,” Dr Bridgman says. “The best thing to do is to keep your vaccinations up to date – these are free for children and pregnant women and are your best chance of avoiding this infectious disease. Contact your doctor or practice nurse if you are unsure whether you or your family has been vaccinated, and book in vaccination if they haven’t. “Whooping cough is very easily spread in the air when an infected person sneezes or coughs. It’s difficult to avoid catching it if one person in a home or class is contagious, so it’s important that people act on the symptoms quickly and get it treated with antibiotics.” Know the symptoms Whooping cough is most infectious in the first two weeks. The symptoms usually appear around a week after infection and start just like a common cold – runny nose, sneezing, slight fever and a mild irritating cough. After a week or two, coughing fits (paroxysms) are the main symptom. A paroxysm is characterised by: a spasm of coughing which brings up thick phlegm a sharp intake of breath or ‘whoop’ sound after a cough (mainly in children, not babies or adults) vomiting after coughing, especially in infants and young children tiredness and redness in the face from the effort of coughing. If you suspect you or your children has whooping cough, call your GP or Healthline first “Whooping cough is very contagious, so please call your GP or Healthline rather than going into the waiting room,” Dr Bridgman says. Call Healthline on 0800 611 116. Contacts: Stephanie Gray, Communications Manager, Nelson Marlborough Health 03 546 1824 / 027 4466 799 / stephanie.gray@nmdhb.govt.nz

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Pelorus Camping Adventure My highlight from camp was when the storm hit! When we went to bed that night it was raining, so some tents were already wet. Mrs Wearing told us that if our tents were saturated to come and see her and she’d let us sleep in the rec room. Anyway we all went to bed and went to sleep. I woke up around 11.00pm, from the wind, and saw that Jessie was awake too. We could hear some of our class going inside, then Eva and Kimberley woke up. Jessie and Eva put on warm clothes and went outside to save our tent from flying away. Kimberley and I just sat inside cheering, “Go the old people! Save us!” All they did was laugh. They didn't really show much interest, although Jessie came rushing through the door, like some desperate intruder. She was telling Eva where to pull the tent string to. Kim and I got offended. They obviously couldn't trust us to help! When Eva came back in, she was absolutely drenched. Next we heard Sakura and Aroha screaming. So we yelled out to them, “Hello,” but we got no answer. We could hear them running inside and yelling. Then all of a sudden our tent came in on us, so everyone grabbed a side and held it up. WHOOSH! The wind blew. Everyone screamed, AAGHH! Then it stopped. So I decided to go back to sleep. Eva, Jessie and Kimberley looked at me like… are you serious? I tried to get some sleep in the storm, while the tent collapsed around Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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us, and if I’m being honest, it was actually really funny watching the others trying to save the tent, especially Kimberley. Eventually I got up and helped, because it was getting really wild, then all of a sudden the tent collapsed on us. Kimberley ducked into her pillow and said “Don’t kill us, we’re too young to die!” I just sat there and laughed. Everyone pushed the top of the tent back up, but it was no use. We grabbed our stuff and ran in pairs to the rec room, Kimberley and I, and then Jessie and Eva. We yelled out for help. All I could see was a big puddle. We had to run all the way around Miss Gamble’s car, so we didn’t fall into the puddle. I could see everyone inside laughing at us. Jessie yelled out to me to come back, as there was still more stuff left in the tent. So I dropped my stuff off quickly, so that Mrs Wearing wouldn’t stop me, and then ran back to the tent, passing Jessie and Eva. I got to the tent and it was a mess. We emptied the tent and joint the rest of the class in the rec room to finally get some well earned sleep!

READING NIGHTS

Ashelyn Horton-Smith

25 Nights Kayleigh Lawrence, Stella-Grace Johnson 75 Nights Azza Powell 125 Nights Keira Grenfell 150 Nights Olivia Hayter, Stevie Thompson 200 Nights Bayley McLean-Waltho, Abbey Lawrence, William King 250 Nights Josh Steele 275 Nights Ellie Gatjens, Jack McKay, Emma McCauley, Josh Steele

Volunteer Traffic Wardens Needed

We are seeking replacement volunteers to man the pedestrian crossing on the highway, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8:30 till 9:00. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Havelock School Board of Trustees’ Election Declaration of Parent Election Results At the close of nominations, as the number of valid nominations was equal to the number of vacancies required to be filled, I hereby declare the following duly elected: Asha McKay Sarah Gatjens Mandy McQuarrie Returning Officer

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Havelock Foodbank Monday 27th November will be the evening when the Havelock Volunteer Fire Brigade and Havelock Lions will be making the annual collection for the Havelock Foodbank. Expect to hear the sirens and calling over the Fire Engine’s loudspeaker as these volunteers go around every street in Havelock, starting at 6pm. If we are rained off on 27th, the collection will be on Monday 4th December.

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Havelock Lions Sheep poo for sale Havelock Lions have access to some bagged dry sheep poo, available for only $5.00 a bag. Orders of over 6 bags, discount of $1 on each bag. Contact Ian Cameron 574 2558. Marlborough Cricket is once again running its popular school holiday coaching clinics on 18th , 19th and 20th December. To book a place please email me at development@marlboroughcricket.co.nz or phone me on 021 704 776. Closing date for registrations is Friday 15th December.

Pelorus Cluster Athletic Sports—Held last Friday at the Domain. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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PEA STRAW Spray-free Pea Straw for sale at just $10 per bale. Phone 574 2323 Dinghy - For Sale 12 foot aluminium dinghy. 5hp Yamaha outboard. On a hand trolley with a draw-bar. But is not a road trailer. $2,500 ono Bruce Holmes 021 244 1619 118 Moetapu Bay Road Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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