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Government’s mid-term report card cause for concern by Ian McKelvie, MP for Rangitikei

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The government’s coalition agreement stated a commitment to move government functions to the regions; this was a major plank in the NZ First 2017 campaign so people who voted for that can rightly feel betrayed because there is no evidence of any follow-through. In fact, ACC is planning to relocate offices to main centres, meaning job losses in regional offices. The government’s clean car plan will hike up the prices of popular models and will unfairly penalise people who are already struggling with the cost of living. Many farmers or tradespeople don’t have the ability to switch to lower emission vehicles because suitable options for their needs just don’t exist. Yet, there may be an unintended consequence of people deciding to hang on to older, less safe vehicles for longer than they should. Whilst National supports the

greening of the vehicle fleet (we set an ambitious target of 64,000 electric vehicles by 2021) we believe that the government should incentivise rather than penalise Kiwi motorists. Three thousand dollars added to the price of a Toyota Landcruiser or $2,750 on a Ford Ranger is not an incentive. It’s a great way to a cool half-billion in new taxes that the government will collect. The government appears to have little or no idea of the costs to farmers resulting from the high methane target it is proposing. The government also wants agriculture included in the Emissions Trading Scheme, with a processor-level tax that farmers are wary of because they don’t believe it will help change onfarm behaviours. The government’s lack of concern around costs impacting on rural communities is extremely disappointing.

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Whangaehu catchment community grants open by Denise Gunn

A total funding pool of $33,000 is currently available for community project grants within the Whangaehu catchment. Horizons Regional Council has opened applications for community project grants with the amount granted depending on the merits of the requests. The programme aims to assist nonprofit organisations such as community groups, schools, catchment care groups and iwi/hapu with projects designed to increase engagement with Whangaehu waterways, and its tributaries, to improve water quality in the catchment. Horizons Ruapehu councillor, and chair of Nga Wai Ora o te Whangaehu Governance Group, Bruce Rollinson said this is the second year council has been able to target community grants specifically for the Whangaehu Catchment. “This is as a result of a successful application in 2017 to the Ministry for the Environment’s Freshwater Improvement Fund and co-funding from Horizons.” “We know there are some fantastic ideas out there that may need a bit of help to get off the ground or grow. If you or someone you know has a project in mind, please get in touch with Horizons’ freshwater team,” said Mr Rollinson. Horizons freshwater and partnerships

manager Logan Brown said eligibility information and application forms are now available on Horizons grants and sponsorship page at horizons.govt.nz. “We’re really pleased to be able to have funding available for community groups in the catchment, as their projects complement the work council and other groups have underway in the area.” “Collectively our effor ts are contributing to improvements in water quality,” he said. “The local community has the opportunity to speed up these interventions and be a part of positive change.” One of the successful projects from last year’s funding round was with the Raetihi Promotions Charitable Trust. The trust’s multi-year project focusses on the improvement of the Makotuku Walkway and has been led by the local community. In the first year, the trust has been able to hold a community planting day, clear away pest plants and tidy the surrounding areas. Mr Brown said applications would be assessed based on environmental

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A farming career was definitely on the cards in the long run for Ashton Coates, but first, he wanted to try his hand at a couple of different options.

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ork experience during Ashton’s last year of high school gave him the opportunity to try out the plumbing trade. Although he learnt a lot, Ashton discovered plumbing wasn’t going to be his career choice. “Once I left school, I went and worked with my old man and uncle in their small forestry gang for a couple of months, whilst also looking for other job opportunities. Building was up next, and after yarning with a local crowd, I got an opportunity with them.” Although Ashton enjoyed this, when the chance to return to his farming roots

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as she is studying to be a vet at Massey University. With a few phone calls and a short, sharp interview, I had a job as a shepherd in Whanganui.” For the past year, Ashton has shepherded on a farming operation covering 1,600ha of flat and hill country over two properties. The farm, near Fordell, runs 6,500 ewes and 600 Ezicalve Hereford breeding cows. “My current routine is feeding out to our newly-weaned Hereford stud (Ezicalve) in the morning, then either helping out the two managers on the two properties we own.” Ashton’s tasks vary with shifting stock, drenching lambs, fencing and spraying. “In the agriculture industry, I enjoy the variety of jobs the most as not every day is the same. In one day I could

potentially be a builder putting up rails in the yards, plumber fixing the broken ballcock the bulls have broken, or an electrician hooking up hotwires for the break fence.” The farm’s temperate climate has an annual average rainfall of 860mm. “Winters can get quite cold and wet, and summers can get quite hot and dry,” said Ashton. “Facial eczema can get quite bad in the summer; therefore we spray our flatter country with a fungicide.” Winter crops of kale and fodder beet are grown, as well as chickory, clover crops, hunter and raphno for lamb finishing. Since leaving high school, Ashton has continued studying sheep and beef courses through Primary ITO. He completed level three animal

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husbandry and is now working on level four agriculture (breeding). Ashton joined the local Marton Young Farmers when one of the farm’s managers took him to a monthly meeting. That was just a few days before the district contest. “I was encouraged to sign up by my manager and boss. My boss, Mike Cranstone, competed in two grand finals,” he said. “I thought I was just coming along to have a go, but I ended up competing.” It was the 20-year-old’s first district contest and he qualified for the regional final. “Competing in the competitions is good fun, not only to test yourself against the rest but also to have a laugh as it’s not always about winning.”

He enjoys meeting like-minded people at Young Farmers and finding out what people do. “We have quite a range of occupations in our club, from school teachers to just recently, an accountant.” Ashton said the greatest challenge he has faced in his agricultural career is trying to balance his hobbies while farming. He plays rugby for Wanganui Marist and also enjoys hunting with his four pig dogs. “This means I have to have better time management skills.” In the next three to five years, Ashton hopes to step up to a manager’s position to broaden his experience. “I would also like to lease a block of land in the near future.” Farm ownership is his long-term goal.

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“I learnt most of my knowledge through my second work at West Coast Orchids,” said Eva. “My bosses, Nancy and David Beck from California, both PhDs, came into New Zealand at the end of the 80s and worked in Plant & Food Research. “They then started a cut flower nursery in West Auckland in the early 90s. They had a profound influence on me. Now they are retired in the Far North.” Eva also built a small greenhouse in the backyard of the Auckland property where she boarded with two other people. “I have grown about 150 orchid plants in this tiny little greenhouse,” she said. Eight years ago, Eva saw a nursery business advertised for sale in Waikanae. The nursery was run-down, but the owner was selling all the stock at a low price. Eva borrowed money and moved to Waikanae. She bought the stock and began to lease a greenhouse from the landowner. “The last owner basically left a key and walked away.” At first, Eva stood on the nursery site, daunted with the clean-up task. “The whole place was full of weeds on the ground and in the plants. A lot of plants died without water.” “I have found tools covered with weeds, rubbish piled up in the office, newspapers, letters, files, empty pizza boxes — with mice poo everywhere.” During this time, Eva lived in a garage and worked nights in a local supermarket. Days were spent working in the nursery. In 2014, after buying

some land in nearby Manakau, Eva and her partner moved into a shed on the property. Shortly afterwards they bought a small cabin to live in and began work, with the help of contractors, to build a 1,000sqm greenhouse. In May of that year, the couple moved all 15,000 plants from Waikanae to the Manakau property. Eva said establishing the business was incredibly hard for the first couple of years. “It wasn’t an easy start. I was making phone calls, emails, visiting and showing my products to garden centres and Mitre 10 stores; mainly in the lower North Island and South Island.” However, Eva’s efforts paid off, and she began selling orchids to Mitre 10 Mega stores, garden centres and at markets. She also operates a small shop in front of the greenhouse to sell directly to the public. With the flowering season lasting from autumn to early spring, Eva is busy selecting plants out, cleaning and packing up for dispatch to garden centres, markets and shows. She also manages a business website selling her plants online. When the flowering season is finished, Eva repots and breeds new varieties. “Weeding is always on-going exercise. It’s never-ending work.” Eva said she had sacrificed a lot to get the business, Eva Orchids, up and running. “Things are coming easier now. We are currently building another greenhouse. Once it’s finished, that will allow me to grow more different varieties of orchids to bring income all-year-round.

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Top growth for TeenAg club by Denise Gunn With a current membership of 135 pupils, Feilding High School’s TeenAg Club is the largest in New Zealand.

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stablished with a group of committed students several years ago, the school’s TeenAg Club has steadily grown. Guest speakers from different agricultural industries are regularly invited to talk to members. The club also periodically holds agrisports days, fundraising events, field trips and competitions. Two farms owned by Feilding High School provide students with practical experience. Manawanui, an 81.3ha sheep and beef farm, is located on the

outskirts of Feilding. A 16ha dairy farm, Ngakaunui, is situated adjacent to the school, milking 60 Friesian cows. The school’s agricultural science teachers, Kain Nixon and Kate Redpath, are also co-heads of the TeenAg Club. The pair are extremely passionate about what they teach, seeing high importance in students getting both a practical and theoretical experience of agriculture. Students going on to work on farms, take up courses or study agriculture at university are all catered for.

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“TeenAg is a good way to expose students to different aspects of, and people, in the primary industries, said Kate. “It is great seeing a range of students showing up to TeenAg meetings and getting involved with our club.” A yearly signature event is an agrisports day held at the school farm and hosts students from all over the region. Feilding High School entered 12 teams from its TeenAg Club in the 2019 regional Junior Young Farmer of the Year competition. The top three placings went to teams from Feilding High School. Two of those teams represented the Taranaki/Manawatu region at the grand final held in Napier. Anna Simpson, 16, and Phoebe Smailes, 16, won the hotlycontested regional contest. Second place went to Olivia Buick, 17, and Nelson Greenwood, 16, followed by Renee Biggs, 16, and Holly Gregory, 16, in third place. “We were stoked. We came third last year, so we were really excited to have taken out first place this year,” said Anna. Anna is a hostel student throughout the week at Feilding High School. During school holidays and some weekends, she helps out on her family’s 242ha sheep and beef farm in Turakina. “I enjoy fixing fences and troughs,” said Anna. “Also love helping out with rousing for shearing, and helping with shearing, drenching and vaccinating.” Teammate Phoebe has always lived on a farm. Her father manages a 950-

acre intensive sheep and beef farm in Ohingaiti. The family also own 200 acres of extensive sheep and beef land north of Hunterville. “I’ve always been a hands-on, get out there and do it kid. I’m on the farm every other day I’m not at boarding school. In the school holidays, I head up the valley to the bigger stations to help out during docking, weaning and shearing.” In the lead-up to the grand final, Anna worked with her father on the farm during the weekends. Phoebe also put in a lot of preparation. Her sister came second in the 2013 TeenAg grand final so she had some family competition to aim for as well. Nelson comes from a farming background in Ohakune. “I live on a 500-acre farm and have three more smaller blocks around Ohakune, which add up to help with the carrots, parsnips, swedes and beetroots we grow. “We also have some sheep and beef on our farms to keep us busy in the off-season.” Five days before the regional competition, Olivia joined Nelson’s team. Her parents are agricultural contractors and graze dairy heifers on a 110-acre Mount Biggs block. Olivia said she doesn’t often help out on the farm, but she enjoys stock handling, particularly with sheep. “You’ll often find me drenching, drafting or mustering rather than feeding out and shifting breaks.” Although the Feilding teams didn’t place in this year’s grand final, they performed well.

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Should I take coenzyme Q10? (Part two) We generally make all the coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) we need. Some, however, should take extra as a supplement. CoQ10 is made in your liver from the same enzymes that produce cholesterol. It is why drugs that reduce cholesterol can significantly reduce circulating CoQ10. I recently spoke to a client who had experienced a lot of muscle pain and stiffness while on statins. After just a month on high-grade CoQ10 (CoQsol), the pain had completely gone and is now able to tolerate the medication without side effects. I generally find it takes one to two months to restore muscle function and energy. Muscle issues from statin use are one of the most common reasons from muscle and tendon pain and weakness. It is a shame that many suffer needlessly, as in most cases, it is quickly resolved with a highquality CoQ10 without having to stop the medication. What makes CoQ10 unique is its ability to accept and donate electrons. That enables CoQ10 to

move hydrogen electrons within your cell mitochondria to make the energy your body requires. Inadequate CoQ10 levels reduce energy output, and this is felt as tiredness and often as muscle weakness. I regularly prescribe CoQ10 for those with health issues known to reduce energy, especially those with autoimmune or neurodegenerative problems. While CoQ10 is not a cure, it can help to lift general energy and wellbeing. In most cases, I will add CoQ10 as the patented CoQsol or my specialised MTQ10 formula for those needing extra CoQ10 plus a lift in energy. MTQ10 combines CoQ10 with a B complex plus other energy co-factors. Most people feel a real difference within one to two months. John Arts (B.Soc.Sci, Dip Tch, Adv. Dip.Nut.Med) is a nutritional medicine practitioner and founder of Abundant Health Ltd. For questions or advice contact John on 0800 423559 or email john@abundant.co.nz. Join his all new newsletter at abundant.co.nz.

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Meeting community health needs Health For Life Community Health stores has been meeting the natural health needs of the local community for 22 years, located at 102 Fergusson St Feilding, The Plaza Palmerston North and Coastlands Shoppingtown Paraparaumu. Community Health stores are the professional natural health retail network in New Zealand. The group’s members total focus is on the customers and their needs, and the community in which we serve. When you visit a Community Health Store, you will find products and ranges that are not available elsewhere constantly under review to ensure the products are the best that technology has to offer. It is important to the CHS that formulations are based on sound research, manufactured from ingredients that are subject to robust quality control, and produced in factories with an internationally recognised best manufacturing practice. We aim to supply products that are the most cost-effective backed by exceptionally high service delivered by skilled and supportive staff. Community Health Stores return value to their communities. Each year we support the Brave Thinkers Programme for year 11 and 12 students by sending six students to the programme during the

July school holidays. At Health for Life, we support the Arohanui Hospice with regular donations of Wish List materials. We provide support for school fundraisers throughout the year and invite our customers to donate magazines that we distribute to Arohanui Hospice, the public hospital and various rest homes throughout the district. These are some of the ways that we enhance our community.

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NPE-Tech Probably the best lines company in the world, Kiwi through and through. Yes we are professional & still require a contract, however we still work on a handshake and remember how business should be done. The local kiwi way. • Safety reconnections and disconnections • Change power supplies from overhead to underground • Install and maintain power poles and lines including streetlights, transformers, pole fuses and insulators • New connections including ICP number generation • Underground mains connections to network pillars/poles • Change over from temporary supply to permanent supply • Service line replacements and repairs

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SPOTLIGHT ON

LEVIN

A baron of the iron road by Andy Bryenton

Location: 518 Queen Street Levin

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Willam’s father had established a stock and station agency in 1841, trading out of Wellington. At the young age of 22, William was called on to take up the reins of this enterprise, as his father was intent on returning to England. He proved to be a capable and well-liked businessman, who was eventually to sit on several boards of directors and also become Wellington’s first harbour board chairman. It was the railway, however, that would ensure his name became known throughout New Zealand. Begun in the early 1800s, the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company was a private railroad, funded by the issuing of shares. Uniquely for the time, many of these shares would be held by Maori landowners along the proposed route of the ‘iron road’, making them co-owners of the enterprise. The line was built between 1882 and 1886, at

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a rapid pace, opening up the hinterland and driving on toward Palmerston North via the main trunk. The railway decided to name several towns along the route after the directors of the company; Levin, Plimmer, Shannon and Linton. Twenty-two locomotives plied the rails on close to 140 kilometres of track. By 1908 the railway had been bought up by

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the government, and William Levin had met with an untimely death, not long after the town that carries his name was thrown open to purchase by settlers. He was only 48 years old when he died in 1893, but such was his legacy that parliament closed early, flags flew at half-mast and eulogies were made by notable politicians.

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The town of Levin owes its name to a decision by the board of one of our pioneering railway companies to immortalise their leadership. A colonial-era trader and eventually a figure in national politics, William Levin’s Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company drove a lifeline of commerce and industry into the Horowhenua district, setting the stage for the town, which bears his name to become a literal crossroads of transport today.

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The all-new look My Ride Levin, formally Southend Cycles, has been supporting and servicing cycling and mobility in the Horowhenua for more than 30 years. The shop has been transformed inside and out to give it a fresh new showroom look and feel. Our family run, community-focussed business is proud to have experienced staff with more than 20 years in the cycling industry, working to provide high-quality workmanship and meeting customers’ specifications. When it comes to bikes, we have an extensive range to suit all age groups and abilities from scooters through to full suspension electric bikes to suit all terrains. All of our bikes have a full mechanical check and come with 12 months of free checks — conditions apply. Oh, and while you are in store don’t forget the accessories, from light, mirrors, drink bottles — everything to meet your cycling needs. My Ride Levin is also Southend Mobility, ‘Mobility for life’, with a difference. In addition to the great service and sales, our company also rents mobility equipment, meaning that we can give people a chance to experience the equipment, rehabilitate or try before they commit to a long-term purchase. Our extensive range of hire equipment is available on short or longterm hire, and we have shower stools, walkers, mobility scooters to crutches to name a few. We are proud to be the local ACC and Enable contractors for equipment and building modifications.

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Our experienced technicians are on the road daily ready to assist our clients, catering for those as far afield as Shannon, Foxton and Paraparaumu. My Ride has everything you will need to aid you in staying safe, independent and in your own home longer. ‘Live life to the full’ while being independent. Free in-home demonstrations available on most products. Pop in or give us a call and book a time that suits. We’re right beside the adventure park at 117

Oxford Street Levin 06 368 5459. Come in today and meet Lisa and Richard Horn and the team to see how we can help you.

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Cow & Horse Processing in Levin No Moore Hassel Pet Food is an MPI approved and recognised primary meat processor. Based in Levin we offer local farmers a free and highly professional pick-up service for unwanted healthy cows and horses in the Manawatu-Wanganui region. If you would prefer to transport your animal yourself or have your horse or cow put down on the farm then we can arrange this with a No Hassell guarantee.

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Our in-house processing plant enables us to guarantee the consistent quality and reliability of the process from the picking-up to the putting-down of the animal. As a recognised specialist you can rest assured that our years of expertise and close connection to the farming industry makes our service as convenient, respectful and professional as it can be.

My Ride Levin is an independently owned family cycling business, we are a specialist cycling store that provides every rider with the best brands, best service and best advice anywhere. – “ Bikes for life” a bike for every need and terrain.

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Southend Mobility – “mobility for life” products and services to help people be mobile and independent, we hire and sell everything from walkers, crutches to scooters and all mobility products in between. Proud ACC and Enable contractors with experienced technicians on the road daily for mobility equipment repairs and maintenance, as well as house modifications. Free in home demonstrations for most products.

06 368 5459

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Genuine people, product and service In September 2018, City Honda Horowhenua moved from its humble roots in Shannon, to new premises on Oxford Street, Levin — the home of the former KC Motors. The business, jointly owned by Scott and Rachel Newton, Bevan Bisset and Ingrid de Graaf, also houses a Stihl Shop, a model that works extremely well in other parts of the country. Since the move, the business has undergone some serious upgrades including a refurbished showroom (one of the first in the country in the new look), a new purpose-built motorcycle workshop, and a huge increase in both new and used motorcycle stock on-site. The shop is managed by Wayne McKinlay, who has more than 35 years’ experience in the industry and has a huge passion for both motorcycles and outdoor power equipment. He leads a team of 11 dedicated and experienced staff. City Honda Horowhenua is one of 50 authorised Honda dealers in New Zealand. Dealerships boost

genuine Honda parts and accessories, experienced and qualified technicians and factory-backed warranty. An extensive range of new and used motorcycles are available for purchase, customers can test ride motorcycles from the demo fleet, and experienced sales staff will help you to find the right bike for you. City Honda Horowhenua also has a convenient pick-up and delivery service and is the only franchised motorcycle dealership in Levin. It is strongly backed by its sister shops — City Honda Manawatu in Palmerston North and Bisset Honda in Pahiatua. From now until the end of October, if you book your bike into the City Honda Horowhenua service department, you can enter the draw to win either a Honda CRF50F kids bike or Honda EU22i generator! Somebody must win this amazing prize!

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LEVIN

A town of famous names by Andy Bryenton

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Hear all the special moments For professional services & independent advice from qualified experienced audiology professionals. Independent, locally owned & operated. • Hearing aids, all types and models • Hearing assessments • Hearing aid repairs & servicing • Hearing aid batteries & supplies • Approved Assessors for ACC, War Pensions • Enable NZ & WINZ • Specialised ear plugs for flying, musicians and noise reduction • FM systems, Wax removal by suction

www.audiologyclinic.co.nz Palmerston North Clinic 0800 033 866 hear@audiologyclinic.co.nz 476 Church Street, Palmerston North Levin Clinic 0800 142 813 hear@audiologyclinic.co.nz 538 Queen Street, Levin Dannevirke Clinic 0800 551 177 hear@audiologyclinic.co.nz The Hub, Allardice Street, Dannevirke

Levin is a town with much to offer, but the contribution of the capital of Horowhenua to New Zealand and even Australian culture is at least the equal of its commercial and agricultural importance. For a small town in the heartland of New Zealand, some big names have certainly come from here! In sports, Levin has produced some of the big names in both rugby union and rugby league. Waiopehu College was the alma mater of both All Black Carlos Spencer and NRL player Jack Afamasaga. Brothers David and Johnny Lomax are rightly famed wherever league is discussed, and fellow code member and Levin export James Tamou has represented Australia. Another All Black, Codie Taylor went from Levin to the Crusaders and on to the black jersey. The list goes on. Catherine Finlayson is a field hockey Olympian. Dean Kent represented us at the Commonwealth and Olympic Games in the pool. Roger Twose played for the Black Caps. Levin has also made a significant contribution to the arts, with two of our most wellknown authors hailing from the town. Controversial investigative writer and journalist Nicky Hager hails from Levin, as does award-winning author for children and adults Joy Cowley. Levin photographer George Silk worked for the prestigious Life magazine for three decades. On the television, Levin can claim one of our most popular news anchors and show hosts, Suzy

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Clarkson (nee Aiken), and NZ Idol winner Matthew Saunoa, who worked as a builder in the town before striking fame. That’s a long list of accolades and does not include the many others who have excelled in business, academia,

politics and farming. All in all, it’s a sign of a town punching well above its weight. A reminder that greatness is something that comes from people, and reflects on the place they come from, not the other way around!

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Rural Building/sheds & shelters Cutting the cords that bind by Andy Bryenton

The barn or equipment shed has long been a vital component of any farming operation, keeping valuable machinery out of the weather or providing storage space for essentials such as feed and other consumables. In the past, most sheds have been relegated to secondary status due to a lack of electrical power. Working on machinery in situ used to mean lugging a generator, and upgrades to turn a simple shelter for equipment into a functioning workshop were almost out of the question. Developments in battery technology have led to innovative new ways to use solar and wind power, taking these applications from out of the realm of the ecologically conscious alone and into the domain of practical business. There are whole farms now off the grid and thriving. Photovoltaic systems fitted to a remote shed, therefore, can turn it into a hub for maintenance and repair without having to tax the electrical system of the farm itself. Lighting is the first advantage, redoubling workable hours in and around the shed. Security is another bonus, with low-drain remote security

systems able to send a message to mobile devices and thus protect stores of fuel and assets like motorcycles and quads. There’s even the possibility to run water to very remote outbuildings via solar-powered pumping stations. The power of the sun can be augmented by wind turbines or microhydroelectric systems placed in streams where applicable. With outlay costs for this kind of upgrade falling and the price of electricity still an issue of contention, off-grid systems are also popular due to the fact that they can be applied piece by piece, taking over from mains power in specific applications. Now powerful enough and reliable enough to be used in industries such

as telecommunication for long-term installations, it’s timely to weigh the cost of upgrading your shed or outbuilding

the old-fashioned way or adopting new technology, which may save money in the long run.

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Landlords have been hurrying and insulation companies are working overtime to comply with new standards for healthy homes, set to take effect in a fortnight’s time.

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Hadleigh Shaw • Professional Sanding and Polyurethaning. NON-TOXIC Coatings, Staining, Repairs, Gap and Hole Filling. Lifting of all Existing Floor Coverings • Local and family owned business servicing the Wanganui region since 1959.

Phone: 06 348 0469 Mobile: 027 231 9335

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June 1 is the date set for sweeping changes to the government’s healthy homes standards, prompting a flurry of activity for trades associated with weatherproofing, ventilation, heating and insulation. Meanwhile, some landlords are considering the practicality of switching to professional property management as the maintenance required under the new rules puts the ongoing upkeep of a rental property out of the realm of the ‘DIY self repairer’. Ultimately, this regulatory change means that owning investment property is becoming more and more a business and less a passive income stream. Changes coming on July 1 include the requirement for heating systems capable of achieving a minimum temperature of at least 18C in the living room only. Some heating devices are deemed inefficient, unaffordable or unhealthy and will not meet the requirements under the heating standard. Insulation, a cornerstone of the new improvements, must meet the 2008 building code or be at least 120mm thick.

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DAFFODIL DAY

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BACK or NECK PAIN? Real Hope For Long Term Sufferers

After twelve years in New Zealand, Teeter Hang-Ups have now established a long term track record with thousands of people throughout New Zealand. Inversion New Zealand was started by Dave and Nancy Hare, Dave had suffered over twenty years of back pain from degenerated discs and had basically given up and decided to just live with it. To him surgery was never an option as long as he still could walk, there was hope. “While on an overseas trip I discovered the Teeter Hang-Ups for the first time, when I tried it, the pain completely disappeared and I was pain free for about 30 minutes. I never would have believed it would fix me completely as specialists had told me it was irreversible, but I now knew I had a place to go every time I wanted some welcome relief. To my surprise the more I used the table the longer the pain stayed away, until after nearly three months the pain was completely gone, after spending large amounts of money on everything I could find I finally had found something that worked and it was something I had never heard of sorting it out for me in a very short period of time.

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Once I was sure it really worked I decided to introduce Teeter into New Zealand to help spread awareness of the one thing that truly helped me. Over the years I have helped tens of thousands of people in New Zealand get some serious relief and have seen results in not only backs, but necks, hips, knees, posture, circulation and lots more.

Inversion helps to: • Relieve Back Pain • Relieve Neck Pain • Relieve Muscle Tension • Stimulate Blood And Lymph Flow • Improve Posture • Increase Flexibility

The results from what inversion does is nothing short of miraculous in areas we never thought possible, I believe there is a place for these in every single home regardless of if you have back issues or not. We have introduced them into a number of schools which are using them for their special needs children, the blood to the brain helps these kids and the results are excellent. What this means for the aging population is that it helps maintain the health of the brain as we all get older. I would not have believed the results had I not tried it for myself, and I would still be suffering to this day. This is why we travel the country showing people and letting them see for themselves how great it is and how life can be once you’re pain free again.”

Frank Harwood (84 at time of picture) using his Teeter, Frank’s been Inverting for over eleven years and has found it keeps him young

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IT IS PURE LOGIC AS TO HOW THE TEETER TABLE WORKS

Discs:

It uses gravity to apply traction, the traction gently opens the discs and as they open up they create suction, this suction draws fluid from the surrounding tissue back into the discs, re-hydrating them. This is the key! Discs do not have their own blood supply, they rely on trans fer of fluid from the surrounding tissue to keep them healthy and hydrated and over the years as discs get thinner with age, they lose the ability to take on fluid (just like squeezing a sponge) and they start to de-hydrate.

Posture: Poor

posture is one of the major cases of pain and is a major contributor to the deterioration of the body with age. A difference in leg length causes most of the hip and knee issues, as they continue to place uneven loads on the joints; similar to the wheels out of alignment on your car. Trying to correct posture is extremely difficult due to muscle memory, as it constantly pulls the muscles back to where they were. At a level of 40 degrees or more on the Teeter, the muscle groups open up and eventually come back into alignment, using the table daily, does not allow the muscle memory to pull them back out of alignment and slowly the muscles start to lose their memory and go with the flow, allowing the body to come back into correct posture. Then using the table once a day will ensure it is kept there.

De-Hydrated discs are less flexible, they are harder, more prone to injury, they interfere with nerve roots creating pain and ultimately the de-hydration causes degen eration. The Teeter Inversion table slowly and gently brings the hydration back into the discs, plumping them up. It separates the nerve roots far more effectively and This is pure logic, if a machine is out of returns quality of life

Muscles: A lot of pain is muscular, when

muscles are stressed they become tight which restricts the flow of blood and lymph through the muscles so toxins build up, Co2 and Lactic Acid. Traction opens up the muscles, Rhythmic Traction, is a gentle rocking motion that stimulates circulation and encourages blood flow through the muscles, which clears the lactic acid into your lymph system where it stimulates lymph flow and deals with it. Most people with serious neck issues see a large improvement after only one treatment.

alignment it does not last long, the only difference between the body and a machine is that the body is constantly repairing itself, however if the wear and tear on the body is greater than the body’s ability to repair itself, it is a slow decline. The Teeter slowly brings the body out of its decline and allows the body to repair itself, resulting in a far healthier life.

If you are serious about investing in your health and really sorting your issues out, come see us at one of our local roadshows, you have nothing to lose and chances are, a lot to gain.

TAUPO Taupo Vintage Car Club

Hickling Park A C Baths Ave, Tauhara Sat 3 - Sun 4 August 10am - 4pm

Our Back Pain Expos We host a number of back pain expos throughout the country almost every weekend, these expos are a way for people to try out a Teeter Inversion Table and feel the beniefits for themselves in a way that is instructive and informative. It is also a great way for people who already own an Inversion Table to come along and get a refreshment course on the use and operation of their Table and clear any questions they have about it. Sessions run continuously from 10am to 4pm and there are no bookings required, just come along at a time that suits you. There may be a wait during certain times and in these instances chairs are set out for anyone waiting for a turn, or anyone who just wants to ask us a few questions. We strive to cover the entire country and always try to book the most accessible venues we can. All our upcoming shows in the region are listed in the red bar below, otherwise check out our website for more

www.inversionnz.co.nz/agenda

WANGANUI PALMERSTON NORTH 151 on London Palmerston North Bridge Club

151 London Street Whanganui Sat 10 - Sun 11 August 10am - 4pm

2 Cook Street Palmerston North Sat 17 - Sun 18 August 10am - 4pm


MANAWATU FARMING LIFESTYLES July 2019

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Golden Bay Dolomite NZ’s most loved magnesium.

Award for red meat Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Taste Pure Nature country of origin brand was recognised at the inaugural Primary Industries Awards. “Taste Pure Nature has been a team effort not just within Beef + Lamb New Zealand, but right across the red meat sector both here domestically and with export-marketing companies operating in the United States,” says B+LNZ general manager Market Development Nick Beeby. “This award is an acknowledgement of the significant effort and unprecedented cooperation everyone has put in across the board in bringing Taste Pure Nature to life over the past two years.” While the team is stoked with the award, they are very much focussed on the future of Taste Pure Nature. “We are still in the very early phases of Taste Pure Nature’s pilot roll-out in California, and we have already learnt valuable lessons in the first three months, which we are applying to our next tranche of in-market activity. We are looking forward to updating farmers about what is happening on the ground in the coming weeks.” Registrations are also open for the Red Meat Sector Conference being held in Christchurch from July 28–29.

This year’s conference will look at the global ‘heat on meat’ and how the red meat sector can position itself in an increasingly ‘post-truth’ world. There is plenty of heat on meat at the moment with the public, scientists, and regulators taking a closer look at red meat’s impact on the environment and its role in our diets. With so many voices out there, all with their own take on the pros and cons of red meat, how do you know what is true and what is ‘fake news’? Whether it is better understanding the often-conflicting science and how to apply it to a New Zealand context, taking advantage of emerging opportunities in China, or navigating the fraught waters around Brexit or United States trade policy, this year’s conference features speakers who will offer valuable insights into the issues facing the sector. The annual Red Meat Sector Conference is jointly hosted by the Meat Industry Association of New Zealand and Beef + Lamb New Zealand, with registrations for all registered sheep and beef farmers being subsidised by Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

HECTON SHEEP HANDLER & LEADUP RACE

HECTON SHEEP AND GOAT HANDLER WITH SHORT RACE

INCLUDES 3 ANTI BACKING WINGS

HECTON LEAD UP RACE

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Nick Beeby, B+LNZ general manager Market Development

call 0800 436 566 or visit www.dolomite.co.nz

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Introducing a World First in Electric Fencing Full range of electric fencing products including mains/battery and solar powered energisers

Wi-Fi ble Controlaers Energis

Artex Ltd Phone: (06) 858-8011 www.redsnapr.co.nz

SIS BALL COCK VALVE Price $99.50+GST EACH Freight free anywhere in NZ • Buy 10 receive 12 and 2x service kits

The fastest most versatile sheep handler on the market. The Hecton Sheep Handler is ideal for dagging, crutching (half & full belly), foot trimming, vaccinating, wool sampling, mouthing, eye wigging and much more. The Hecton Sheep Handler is available in both manual and air operated options, and with minimal adjustment can handle a wide range of stock sizes (ewes & lambs can run together). Stock are held in a comfortable position during operation allowing full access to the underside of the animal, no heavy lifting is required and the operation is easy on the back. The Hecton Sheep Handler is a quick, safe and efficient way of handling stock with minimal physical effort.

• 3 models available – all the one price • Nearly indestructible • Only NZ Manufacturer providing lifetime guarantee on the body of the ballcock

03 215 8558 | info@hecton.co.nz | www.hecton.co.nz

www.sisballcock.co.nz | 0800 175 720 Only available direct from manufacturer

It's the dirtiest job on the farm!

Let us take care of your woolshed. Clean Sweep Woolsheds can quickly and efficiently remove all the manure from under your woolshed giving you a cleaner and healthier shed. Less ammonia smell and faster drying sheep. • Fast • Cost effective • Operated from outside • Can reach the furthermost point

Phone Mark for a no obligation free quote 027 682 1186

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Elegant eco-efficiency It’s funny how time can blur preconceptions and make a mockery of stereotypes. When the first hybrid vehicles hit the road, in the not so distant past, there was everything short of warfare between those who drove large sports utility vehicles and those who were early adopters of greener tech. Now, at a stroke, the last grumbles of that argument have been more than put to rest, as Range Rover enjoy great success with their own plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model. It’s a sublime marriage of the things, which have made the Range Rover great across the years; its off-road abilities, power, comfort and style, blended with the ability to deliver a fuel sipping 3.6 litres for every 100 kilometres, or more than 50km on electric power alone. There hasn’t been any watering down of the power on tap here. There are still close to 400 horses under the hood, with backup for the Range Rover’s lightweight engine coming from an 85kw electric motor and a low-mounted battery pack to increase stability. This large vehicle accelerates from 0-100kp/h in just 6.8 seconds, which was supercar fast not so long ago (exactly the same as a 1991 Porsche 911). Bear in mind that raw speed is not the party piece of this machine, however. For all its elegance and luxurious interior trappings, the PHEV Range Rover is all about conquering harsh conditions, and it still wades, climbs, crawls and descends hills with military aplomb. In

fact, EV only mode makes for silent, scalpel-accurate low-speed driving. Range Rover has been quietly innovating since the inception of the brand, with successive generations introducing smart ideas, which are carried on into

the future. From the idea of a folding tailgate, which forms a handy seat or bench through to modern innovations such as a phone app to pre-heat or cool the cabin, there is a lot to explore beyond the PHEV underpinnings of this

Q UA L I T Y U S E D S TO C K 2008 HONDA TRX500 Tidy cond, reliable model, air cooled 500cc engine, manual trans, 26178 miles or 42000kms, fulltime 4WD, near new tyres, bullbars, fully workshop serviced by us.

eco-conscious Range Rover. Need we even mention that the Queen drives one? This feat of engineering deserves a test drive just to see how ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘luxurious power’ can live together in harmony.

All prices include GST

2014 YAMAHA GRIZZLY 700 Good cond, Ex sheep & beef farm, 19166kms, 1571hrs, EFI 700cc 4 stroke with CVT, bulbar kit, new tyres, Auto Hi/Lo trans, 2WD/4WD & difflock, power steering, ready to work, hunt or play.

2016 YAMAHA GRIZZLY SPEC ED Gen 1 bike owner, ex sheep farm, 13693kms, EFI 700cc 4 stroke with CVT, Auto Hi/Lo trans, 2WD/4WD & Difflock, power steering, bullbars, alloy mag wheels, good tyres, 1055hrs.

2017 SUZUKI KINGQUAD LTA500 Good cond, 7665kms & 1067hrs, new tyres, heated grips, CVT trans, Hi/Lo ratio & difflocks, 2WD/4WD & downhill engine braking, fuel inj, ind rear susp, one owner op, from drystock farm, bullbars & mudflaps

2015 SUZUKI LTA500 KINGQUAD Good cond, 1 owner op off drystock farm, 19835kms, good tyres, CVT trans, Hi/Lo ratio & difflocks, 2WD/4WD with downhill engine brakes, fuel inj, ind rear susp, bullbars & mudflaps fitted.

2014 YAMAHA GRIZZLY 700 Good cond, ex sheep farm, genuine 1 owner, 27148kms & 2696hrs, EFI 700cc 4 4 stroke & CVT, bullbar & overfender kits, new tyres, auto Hi/ Lo trans/2WD/4WD & difflock, pwr steering.

2013 POLARIS RANGER XP900 1673hrs, inner mudflaps, adjust seat & steering wheel, On Demand AWD, 2WD/Turf, tilt deck, front & rear LED lights, 900kg tow capacity, independent front/rear susp, roof & premium features

2009 POLARIS RANGER 700 CREW 12376kms, new top end engine rebuild done, 700cc parallel twin engine, fuel inj, 6 seats & seatbelts, roof, CVT auto trans, 2WD/4WD, new 26" tyres, tilt tray, handbrake, 907kg towing, dumpbox.

2017 POLARIS RZR XP TURBO EPS Gen 1 owner, only 58.9hrs, 1301kms, 168HP, 3500lb synthetic rope winch, rear LED lights, rear storage box, sport roof, convex rear mirror, loaded with gen accessories.

$8,995

$29,995

2016 POLARIS RANGER 570 HD Tidy, 1 owner op, from drystock farm, 13,490kms, roof, handbrake screen/ wiper kit, good tyres, alloy stock crate, CVT Belt drive, Hi/Lo Ratio, Turf mode/2WD/AWD & ADC Mode, 680kg towing, dumpbox & tilt tray.

2017 POLARIS RANGER 570 Tidy cond, 1 owner, off drystock farm, 13965kms, roof, screen/wiper, poly rear screen, near new tyres, handbrake, CVT belt drive, hi/lo ratio, turf mode/2WD/AWD & ADC mode, 570cc Pro-Star engine 44HP, 680kg towing, dumpbox, tilt tray

2016 HONDA PIONEER Tidy 2 seater, 18263kms, 1367hrs, roof, screen & wiper, alloy flat deck tray, good tyres, 2WD/4WD option, 5.5L tank & reserve, 500cc single fuel inj, ind rear susp, 5speed paddle shift, compact chassis, 453kg towing

$5,995

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All used stock is fully serviced. Buy with confidence from a LMVD

ASK US FOR A CUSTOMISED, DETAILED QUOTE TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS. Finance available on all stock subject to credit approval. Application and administration fees payable and T & Cs apply.

TAUMARUNUI: 07 895 7994 | OTOROHANGA: 07 873 8196 A/Hrs Joel Rees 027 279 5425 or Jette Josiah 027 446 4849 For your local Bike Servicing call Harry Sircombe 027 499 2051


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A farming triple threat by Andy Bryenton

palmfeilds.co.nz

In show business, the triple threat refers to a performer who can sing, dance and act in equal measure. Here, we’re talking about the ability to mow, dig and move materials with aplomb. It’s a feat made possible with a single small tractor and three perfectly balanced pieces of equipment, all of them from Kubota. The package starts with the b3150, a small machine with big potential thanks to its 31 horsepower Kubota E-TVCS diesel engine. That is power enough to tackle utility jobs around the lifestyle block or farmyard, in places where larger tractors cannot fit. In fact, if a big contractor with a 100 horseplus machine takes care of your major tasks in the field, this bright orange workhorse could very well fill in all the gaps. Operators can choose an open top with rollover protection or a fully airconditioned enclosed cab, but whether it’s a ‘coupe’ or ‘convertible’, Kubota’s b3150 really shines when teamed up with its suite of equipment options. At the front, there’s the LA534A loader. This broad bucket offers a large lifting capacity, perfect for landscaping or light utility work. The curved boom matches the new hood design for a sleek and modern appearance and provides a better field of vision. Down the back, all it takes is a spin of the seat to command the BH77 backhoe, a trenching and digging tool that does the work of a whole gang of shovel-wielding workers. Moreover, because there may be plenty of other tasks required of the rear PTO, Kubota have made sure it’s

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easy to attach and detach fast. In the middle, you can opt in a mower with a 72 inch wide cutting deck, perfect for those bigger lawns, which come with the homestead or lifestyle block. In heavy construction, the combination of a loader on the front and a backhoe behind has become a mainstay when large projects have to come together fast. The Kubota b3150 puts a similar combination in the reach of the rural or lifestyle user; inexpensive enough for the home orchard or handling feed for livestock, but also powerful enough to step up and assist in commercial farming’s secondary roles.

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• EV / Hybrid / Car / Light truck servicing and repair • Courtesy car available • Warrant of Fitness $55

BANK SAID NO? We specialise in Farm Finance, working capital and debt consolidation. Also welcome applications from property developers, builder’s and first home buyers. Call 0800 888 449 or email bill@gfbl.co.nz.

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Subaru drivers do extra because Subaru SUV’s have extra: A low slung Boxer engine and All-Wheel Drive comes standard on every Subaru providing extra handling and capability. Alongside our EyeSight® clever crash avoidance technology is our newest safety feature, the Driver Monitoring System that keeps you extra safe with an added convenience. 2.0 LITRE Subaru’s long history of performance engineering means every Subaru is extra awesome. Come and test drive the Subaru Forester and see for yourself why it is the New Zealand Car of the Year.

Felted wool saddleblankets made in the Manawatu

Visit: www.saddleblankets.co.nz

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TACKLE ANY JOB. MF 5700 S SERIES 100 – 130 HP With hard work and reliability at its core, the MF 5700 S Series tractors come with the versatility to get it done. With effortless manoeuvrability and a full range of speeds, the MF 5700 S offers easy handling and efficient drivelines to bring you higher productivity.

MFGC1700 @ $19,900+ GST inc free FEL and Mower Deck

With the perfect engine and transmission partnerships for maximum outputs, get the ultimate all-rounder for a more productive working day in the MF 5700 S Series.

Contact our sales team for more information: Peter: 027 224 7678 or Lucas: 027 224 7679

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