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Bulls to Scotts Ferry

BULL-IT-INN Issue 110


We have some exciting things happening in Bulls this month! We have mid-winter Late Night shopping on July 9, 4.30pm-7.30pm. Come down and support our local stores, don’t miss out on some great bargains! Also coming up on 30 August we have our Wearabull Arts event. Buy your tickets online or from Information Centres to come and watch, or email me for an entry form to join in! This is a great community event to get behind, if you want to sponsor please also contact me ASAP. Shop Local – Keep Local Let’s continue to support our local stores, in order to maintain a pumping Bulls economy! The stores around town really appreciate your support in shopping locally.

4.30pm-7.30pm Bring your girlfriends for some bubbles and nibbles, and fabulous mid-winter deals!

Community News You may have already spied it cruising around Bulls or sitting at the Bulls fire station, but it has been some years since the old Bulls fire truck was driving around the area, the 1967 TK Bedford Fire engine has been in storage over at the Palmerston North hospital coal bunkers for the past few years I just had to get that great old truck back on the road and cruising not only for my sons benefit who just adores fire trucks but for all the kids who will never get to see or ride in a fully working old fire truck. I didn’t know what it was going to take to get this truck to pass its COF so at this point in time I would like to say a huge THANKYOU!! To Terry Linklater of TDL Automotive in Bulls for helping me to get this beast back to roadworthiness I most certainly couldn’t of done it without you so thank you very much for your expert guidance and patience it is very much appreciated, thank you Terry! So with a grease and oil, fully bled brakes, overhauled brakes, resleeved wheel cylinders, a clean, and a hint of optimism I headed back to Palmy to truck testing New Zealand for the big COF, and you little beauty it passed with flying colours, so as you are reading this the “Ol Beddy” has already been busy, its attended its first fish and chip night at the fire station to welcome it back with a fish and chip run to the takeaway bar, it has also attended the Bulls Volunteer Fire Brigade AGM Meeting and chauffeured the life honary members to and from the meeting. You may ask what’s in store for the “Ol Beddy” Well I aim to make it available for kids birthday parties, school balls, weddings and of course to spread the word of FIRE WISE just to name a few, but the main one would have to be the Christmas parade, so also I would like to thank the Bulls Volunteer Fire Brigade for bestowing me the honour of being the legal custodian to the Bedford I certainly do have a passion for the fire brigade, the guys and girls that make the fire brigade work, the family environment, the comradery, the challenges that come with the job, its rich history, and its appliances (Fire Trucks), also a big thank you to my wife Bridgie for allowing me the opportunity to house, restore and fund this venture. So yeah cant wait to see what the future holds for me and the “Ol Beddy” but I’m sure it will be a pretty huge grin from me and my son plastered on the windscreen as we head out cruising, with a very iconic piece of Bulls history. Submitted by Braden Hammond Station Officer Bulls Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Community News   “Alive and Well at Bulls Museum” The WW1/NZ Mounted Rifles Centenary Display at the museum has reawakened a lot of interest in “ family”. Many people have come in asking if we have information or pictures regarding a family WW1 Veteran. A photograph and information for two separate ladies on two separate occasions, who had never seen a picture of their Grandfather's brothers --- until Bulls Museum provided both. Great Uncles seem to be the most researched but we were even able to show a local man a photograph of his father, a WW1 soldier, in uniform, not previously seen by his son. We also believe three of the soldiers on our Wall of Remembrance have sons still alive and in the district. Are there more? Please come and have a look and update the display. We have a good link to the NZ Army Museum and have been supplied with research forms covering all members of the NZ armed services from 1899 up to recent times, including medals and badges. Take advantage of this unique opportunity --- visit your museum. The WW1 Display is now a permanent fixture in the back room. The front is our temporary display area and there the story of knitting and wool is being told in a most unique way. Some of the info on display is quite thought provoking and with its close and profitable link to our area and country is providing satisfaction to both men and women. Indeed, some men who visited expecting to see the Chris Amon Display have gone away with a different view of knitting, its link to Queen Victoria and many wartime and knitting facts. We don't think many will take up knitting as a hobby but it scores them a few home points. The Silverdale Knitwear story is told, a Levin based company selling high quality knitwear around the world, another example of Kiwi success coming out of the post war depression. If any of the staff of their sewing room in the 1970s, in Bulls, are still around please advise us. The Boss wants to make contact. Both WW1 and Knitting for the same reason are worth visiting --- its winter and both will warm you. We look forward to seeing you in the Museum. Alive and Well in Bulls Museum”: Submitted by Robin Boutcher.

The Spinners Group This amazing group have been spinning every Monday for the last 15 years. The group however, has been going for much longer than this. There are only two of the original members left, and Melva Simpson and Berte Hovmand were welcome additions many years ago, and it is now as though they were always there. Some of the these spinners are 80 and 90 plus years old and still going strong! Power to you wonderful members of our community!

Jayme ’s News Jayme’s News: Bulls had a fab spread in the Wanganui Chronicle on the 14/15 June, as well as four other write up’s about positive things happening in Bulls. This has been really positive for the community - let’s continue to promote the Rangitikei and all the amazing facilities on offer. I have recently attended Health Networking groups in Marton, which demonstrate the levels of support throughout the community. It has become evident there is a need for more support services in Bulls, surrounding a wide range of both health and mental health issues. Discussions are ongoing as to how this can best be presented to the Bulls community. I have also attended a small businesses meeting, BCC and Steering group meeting, the Volunteer awards in Wanganui, and an After 5 Networking group in order to build relationships with all facets of the community. This has also involved meeting Kim and Neil Gordon from the primary schools, which is really positive to see how our future generations are being educated as they are a large part of our community. I have also met with Parewahawaha Marae members, and Ohakea personnel. Lastly, I have met Dr Dave and other Drs in the medical centre, Simon, Jodi and Nicole at the Bulls Physio, as well as and continue to work with them on fulfilling needs within the community. I will be attending the Youth Conference in Masterton on the 14/15 July to further develop my knowledge and skills regarding working with Youth in and around Bulls. I am also making head way with organising the Wearabull Arts with the committee, and again some volunteers for helping out during this event would be wonderful. Please contact me if you are interested on 06 3220051. We urgently need some wonderful volunteers to help deliver the Bullitinn to the streets of Bulls. We have had amazing support from past volunteers, however now we are after some fresh blood to continue the support of our monthly newsletter and letting the town know what is happening! We aim to have the Bullitinn ready to deliver by the last week of the month, sometimes the first week of the next month. If you are available to give a helping hand, please let me know by email or call 06 3220051. Mid Winter Late Night: Night Market on 9 July 4.30pm-7.30pm- show support for our local stores and invite your friends out for some late night specials!

Commuity News Louri-C New artist on the block Art for sale Louri has been producing amazing artwork in the form of acrylic painting and enamel work for many years. She has also painted for an Amercian magazine while living in New Zealand. She has recently unlocked her barn which is full to the brim of her wonderful one-off pieces. These art works are displayed down in the Tizzies store window, contact 06 322 1402 if you are interested! Art Space kindly donated by Tizzies.

Community News Christmas Parade: We need to form a Christmas Parade committee – if you are interested please call me on 06 322 0051. This year we may be looking to businesses to sponsor/financially assist so please let me know also, if your business is interested! Wear A Bull Arts: Don’t forget to get your registrations in for the Bulls’ Got Talent and Wear A Bull Arts! These will be combined again this year, and will be held on the 30 August. Our categories are Fibre Art (wool, flax etc), A-Bull, In the Pink, and Choice is yours (glamour, funkytown, steampunk etc). Please email me or ring if you need an entry form or have any queries. Rangitikei’s Got Talent: 20 September

Up and Coming events: July New Business: Our new businesses down in the Wallace Development are set to open around 1 July. We welcome these new businesses to Bulls, and wish them all the best! Feastabull: We are requiring two young energetic waitresses to join our team to offer excellent service to our customers. We prefer to have someone who is not necessarily a barista but someone who can make great coffee. If they email their contact details and CV to it will be great.

Friday 4th: Term 2 ends Saturday 5th: Rugby Club Sponsors Day Wednesday 9th: Late night shopping Friday 11th: JR McKenzie Trust closes Monday 21st: Term 3 begins Thursday 31st: Margaret Watt Children’s Trust Inc closes

SEE MORE EVENTS ON WWW.RANGITIKEI.COM We would like to thank our funders for their on-going support: Cogs, NZ Community Trust, Rangitikei District Council, Lotto, Pub Charity, Whanganui Community Foundation, Dudding, and Corrections. Also, thanks to Platts pharmacy for their ongoing support. Cut off for next Bullitinn Wednesday July 23rd 2014 @ 4pm

Community News July – the month named after Julius Ceasar. It is generally the coldest month of the year for us. It is a time when we tend to close our houses up as we try to stay warm. However the closed houses often results in condensation becoming a problem. It is caused by trying to heat damp air and a lack of ventilation - try the following:

1. Open your windows for a short time each day (especially bathrooms/ kitchens where moisture builds up).

2. If you have aluminium window sills, check the ventilation slots to make sure they are not clogged up.

3. Use a dehumidifier if you have one to reduce the amount of moisture in the air. Check door seals for draughts – a rolled up towel can be a simple solution to a gap under the door If you are using a portable gas heater or cooking device – remember they create moisture and you do need a window open to allow fresh air to circulate while they are in use. If you have a firebox your flue should have been checked and swept ready for the winter, if it hasn’t been swept or the firebox has not been in use for some time, it would pay to have them checked out. Be sure you have a heat-safe metal bucket or can (with a lid) to store hot ashes from your fireplace/box. Winter can be a time when your power supply may be interrupted temporarily. If there is a problem, contact your power company direct. Keep a torch handy just in case and write the contact number for your power company in the front of your phone book for easy access. Finally check up on your neighbours, especially if you haven’t seen them out and about. If they are not okay, or they are having any difficulties staying warm, seek help on their behalf. Allan R Muntz Area Coordinator Manawatu District Neighbourhood Support

Bulls & District Floral Art Group: Raffle Result Lucky winner ticket number: 12 - Carol Lewis Congratulations! We thank all our supporters for their ongoing support.

Jayme Anderson has become an Administrator for the Bulls website .. All web inquiries will now go to Jayme. The BDE are working with Jayme and the Bulls Trust to put a management changeover in place. Jayme’s fresh approach and ideas will be a welcome change in the management of the website. Alan Milne , Secretary BDE.”

Community News Sport: Rangitikei Golf News: Submitted by Bronwyn Meads Club Secretary Rangitikei are proud as punch as they took out the Transport Cup recently which was held at Marton Golf Club, between Rangitikei, Marton, Hawkestone and Rangatira. Rangitikei had 27 players challenge the field, with the top 12 scores from each club counting, and Rangitikei were presented with the cup. President Noel Crocker was so happy and thanked the members that came out to play. Rangitikei recently hosted the Healthy Bastards Tournament which is sponsored by local Doc Dr Dave Baldwin. The club had a very successful day and would like to thank Dr Dave for his sponsorship. Tournament organiser Pire Wehi was happy with the turn out, it was a fun day, with some good scores, and Pire highlighted to everyone in the club house about the contribution that Dave gives to Rangitikei and Pire also gave us all a lesson on being healthy and especially to the men, to make sure you get yourself checked out!. Thanks to all those involved on the day and to Hill Country Helicopters who provided 4 lucky winners with a helicopter ride. Our own Vic Simcox was one of the winners, and he said he absolutely loved it and was thrilled to have been given this experience. Rangitikei the preferred course for groups.

Healthy Bastards Golf Tournament held 7th June 2014 Rangitikei Golf Club would like to thank Dr Dave Baldiwin for his support to sponsor this awesome tournament. Every year it is growing and we anticipate that this will be even bigger next year. Thanks to Scullys of Bulls and the Rathole Bulls for donated prizes. Pire Wehi our Tournament Manager was thanked by the committee for organising this event.

Mixed Division: Female and Male Affiliated: 1st Judy Cooksley and Des Remihana Net 52.5 2nd Wendal Masters and Peter Young 54 3rd Anne Robinson and Brent Vann 55.5 4th V Jones and Wilfred Henson 57 5th Joanne Wilton-Eadie and Bob Eadie 59.5 6th Michelle Mossop and Geoff Ingram 60 7th Jo Ruwhia and Arthur Snee 60.5 Mens Division 1st Rex Wilson and Geoff Loveridge Net 56.5 2nd Noel Crocker and Wallace Millar 56.5 3rd Bob Taylor and Derek Phillips 57 3rd Equal Hotel Coachman 57 3rd equal Cam Fagan and Steve Gunn 57 3rd equal Carl Last Harris and Shane Hearn 57 7th Polly Perkins and Chris Mitchell 57.5 Non Golfers C Freckleton and D Carr Nearest the Pin 3rd: Wallace Millar 5th: Cory Frickleton 12th: Des Remihana 16th: Kelvin Burt Two’s: Heather Craig and Arthur Snee on the 3rd. 12th Des Remihana and Jo Ruwhia 16th: Judy Cooksley, Kelvin Burt and Shane Hearn We apologise for the misprint in June’s Bullitinn, the sponsors for the Helicopter ride were Hill Country Helicopters.

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