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First Ruapehu debate winners P2

Mountain films on show P4

Doctor Betty graduates P5

Army dump closed: RDC scrambles for new service The rubbish dump in Waiouru has closed, with the Ruapehu District Council now working on a replacement service for residents of the town. The landfill was until now run by the New Zealand Defence Force, with other Waiouru residents also able to use the facility. Daniel Allen, RDC, is planning a meeting for the community to discuss the

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issue and their views on a new service (see Classifieds for details). “Waiouru residents have been fortunate in that they’ve benefitted from the NZDF landfill in their area but with the soonerthan-expected closure of that Landfill, Ruapehu District Council needs to step in sooner than we anticipated and we do not currently have the infrastructure in place Turn to Page 12

Army manoeuvres in town Raetihi and Ohakune is a war zone this week as Waiouru’s Officer Cadet School of the New Zealand Army runs its Exercise Santici. The exercise is a “security and stability orientated exercise” based in a contemporary operating environment. The exercise is designed to test the potential future leaders of the Army in a range of tasks and scenarios which they may face in the future both in New Zealand and overseas on operations. The exercise ends next Tuesday.

Heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker, pictured with young Taumarunui boxer Te Kotahitanga Te Tawhero (11), was welcomed to Pipiriki on Sunday before a jet boat ride up the Whanganui River to Parinui – once one of the largest settlements on the awa. Whanganui River whanau, who now live in Auckland, arranged for Joseph’s visit. “Thank you to our awa whanau for those ones (who) brought their tamariki to meet our boxer who is an idol for our kids to follow,” said Josephine Haworth from Whanganui River Adventures. Te Kotahitanga Te Tawhero boxes with the Taumarunui Silverback Boxing Academy and is the moko of Paora ‘Baldy’ Haitana who spoke at the powhiri. The Club are currently fundraising to get to the Nationals in Christchurch. Photo: Liz Brooker.

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Ruapehu College wins first debate Ruapehu College emerged winners of the inaugural Ruapehu Secondary Schools Debating Competition against Taumarunui High School last week. The adjudicators considered the junior and senior debating teams from the two colleges as evenly matched. The proposition debated by the junior teams was “There is no such thing as freedom camping.” Both sides presented compelling arguments and unique interpretations, touching on points about the costs of freedom camping to both campers and ratepayers, counterpointed by the rich experiences offered to both international and New Zealand adventurers and families. The senior teams debated the merits of charging tourists to access sites such as the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. While Taumarunui High School expressed concerns about the image New Zealand would present internationally should a tax of some sort be levied, Ruapehu College emphasised that something needed to be done to support tourism infrastructures to ensure quality experiences for all. The judging criteria was similar to Toastmaster speech competitions based on 50% content and 50% delivery. Adjudicators were Ruapehu’s mayor Don Cameron, Jenny Gawith education manager CKC REAP and Anne Mayer and Dick Lancaster from Taumarunui Toastmasters. In the judge’s closing remarks, Dick Lancaster issued his own proposition to the young debaters, challenging them to consider that one day, they may return to the Council Chambers to debate the significant issues of their generation as councillors themselves.

What’s on round Ruapehu Mountain Film Festival 13 September Tom Campbell Memorial Big Air – Turoa 22 September Freeride tour – Turoa 26-29 September Peak to Powderkeg - Turoa 6 October Bikini Downhill – Turoa 6 October Tell us about your event. 06-385-8532,

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At the debate: Ruapehu’s teams, in no particular order: Kayla Jordon, Jenna Jones, Ashley Akapita, Judah Lyon, Dalton Jordon, Scott Fraser.

Creative grants applications open Applications for art project funding under the Creative Community Grants scheme are now open until Friday 12 October. The objective of the Creative Communities Scheme is to increase participation in the arts at a local level as well as increasing the range and diversity of arts and culture available to local communities. Anyone involved art projects that meet these objectives and that take place within the Ruapehu District and/or produce benefits that are largely experienced within the District is encouraged to apply. The Creative Community Grants scheme is administered by Ruapehu District Council on behalf of Creative NZ and plays a vitally important role in supporting local art and artists in Ruapehu. Any projects that fit the Creative Communities Scheme funding criteria, but which cannot be supported due to the scale of the project, or its significance or level of innovation can apply for funding directly from Creative New Zealand. Decisions on grant applications are made by the local Creative Communities Committee. Further information is available on Council’s website or by calling Nikki Fieldes via local Council offices.

The play ‘Calendar Girls’ was one of the successful applicants to the Creative Community Grants Scheme.

Where to dine in the Ruapehu District

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Clyde St, Ohakune Ph: 06 385 9006 A great place to relax and unwind any time of the day. We offer a simple but yummy brunch and lunch menu to get you through the day or come in after an exhilarating day on the slopes for our Industry Hour which kicks off at 5pm – drinks and snack deals available daily. Evening dining offers a diverse selection of globally inspired cuisine to tempt an array of pallets. Fully Licenced, open 7 days a week. See for more details

KINGS bar & restaurant

3 Rimu St, Ohakune Junction Ph: 06 385 8648 Est in 1913, historic Kings offers an inviting menu by locally renown chefs, a great selection of boutique wines and is the exclusive venue offering Ruapehu Brewing Company beers on tap. Ohakune’s largest screen for live sports. See our Facebook page for what’s on. Open daily from 4pm.


6 Thames St, Ohakune Junction Ph: 06 385 8558 Ohakune's most famous pizza restaurant. For 30 years we have been cooking Ohakune's best pizza. Come up and see us in the "Junction" at the end of the Old Coach Road and try one of our hot, tasty, handmade pizzas. Open for dinner, takeaway or dine in BYOW and fully licensed. Check us out online at:

Lemongrass Thai restaurant

At Alpine Motel, 7 Miro St, Ohakune Ph: 06 385 8758 Ohakune's Thai taste sensation! Authentic Thai cuisine in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Fully licensed, dine in or takeaway. Open Monday to Saturday from 5pm. Roasted Addiqtion Coffee. 2 • RUAPEHU BULLETIN 11 September 2018

2 Tyne St, Ohakune (Bottom of the Mountain Road) Ph: 06 385 8322 UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT! Come and enjoy some of Ohakune’s finest in a relaxed cosy atmosphere. Enjoy a delicious platter, wholesome food and NZ wine and craft beers by the cosy fire. Gluten free options available. Excellent kids menu. Fully licensed. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


71 Goldfinch St, Ohakune Ph: 06 385 8221 Fully licensed country club with a fresh tasty menu at reasonable prices. Function room available. Gaming, pool, darts, snooker and TAB. Restaurant open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 5.30 – 9pm. All members and bona fide guests welcome.


19 Goldfinch St, (next to BNZ), Ohakune Ph: 06 385 8112 Homemade freshly baked cabinet goodies and delicious menu to order from. Family friendly, with kids area and open fire. Open Monday to Saturday, 9am – 3pm


79 Clyde St, Ohakune Ph: 06 385 8857 Contemporary café, bar and restaurant. Come and try our new small plates menu. Enjoy quality wine, craft beer, food and friendly service in our spacious, family friendly establishment. Fireside lounge and children’s play area, cosy indoors or perfect alfresco dining with spectacular mountain views. A great place for casual get togethers or special occasions. To include your restaurant/bar/cafe in this guide, please contact the Ruapehu Bulletin on 06-385-8532 or email

4 Thames St, Ohakune Junction Ph: 06 385 8664 The Kitchen specialises in affordable and friendly, fresh and tasty modern fare. Soft shell taco’s, Mexican steak plates, home made dumplings, Sushi Rice Bowl, Malaysian Noodles, a full range of vegetarian and Gluten Free options. Ohakune's most thoughtful drink list including a superb range of craft beer. Eat in or takeaway. Open from 4pm, next to Powderkeg, Ohakune Junction.


Bottom of the mountain road, Upstairs @ The Powderkeg Ph: 06 385 8888 Incorporating organic, local and fresh produce, the Matterhorn Grill offers rustic yet contemporary cuisine. Enjoy a succulent lamb shoulder for two or a delightful small plate with matching wine or beer. The perfect spot to indulge on a cold winter’s night. Bookings recommended, function menus available on request. Email:


Bottom of the mountain road Ph: 06 385 8888 The iconic Powderkeg remains Ohakune’s most popular venue for all ages, with 29 years’ commitment to fantastic food, friendly service and fun times. The Keg is the perfect place for an icy cold beer or a delicious hot drink by the roaring fire. Open 7am daily. Don’t forget our weekly specials including Pool Comp every Wednesday and Snowboard draw every Thursday.

Utopia Café/Restaurant

47 Clyde St, Ohakune Ph: 06 385 9120 Fully licensed café open 7 days from 7am for breakfast and lunch. A memorable atmosphere with a superb range of delicious food and beverages, served by our upbeat and friendly staff. Fully renovated cafe, now with stunning decor, gas fire, comfortable seating both downstairs and upstairs, also with a brand new sunny outdoor garden area. Free WiFi with purchase.

Waimarino’s health Museum director leaves directors meet ‘legacy of success’ Ruapehu Health Ltd’s directors met for the first time last week. While the clinic operates under the Whanganui Regional Health Network (WRHN), along with another three subsidiary clinics, the governance of this practice is operated by its own group of directors, explains WRHN chief executive Jude MacDonald. “It is important that the composition of the directors includes people with governance skills and experience, local leadership and knowledge, local iwi leaders and representation from WRHN, so that we get consistency and fairness across all our clinics in how they are run and funded,” said Mrs MacDonald. “WRHN are thrilled with the calibre of the governors for Ruapehu Health Ltd and the skill and experience they bring to the table.” The directors include Dr Ken Young (Rural GP, chairman of WRHN), Don Cameron (Ruapehu’s mayor), Honey Winter (Uenuku Kahui Pou project manager), Ben Goddard (Ruapehu councillor and member of St John Ambulance Committee), Soraya PekiMason (Ngati Rangi Trust deputy chairwoman, and Rangitikei councillor), and Jude MacDonald. The directors have appointed Dr Ken Young as chairman. He was a long-term general practitioner in Taihape before moving to Bulls to operate the local practice, where he remains today. Dr Young has had numerous national leadership roles, such as being on the board of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network for many years and currently on the executive of General Practice NZ. One of the first community tasks some of the directors participated in was attending a stakeholder hui at the Ruapehu District Council Chambers. “This was an important opportunity about sharing the challenges of delivering health and social services within the Waimarino community,” said Mrs MacDonald. “The group discussed safety of the workforce, the impact of change – such as what has been created with the change

Dr Ken Young, chairman of the local doctors group.

of provider for the general practice, and delivering a more integrated service for whanau in this community.” “There were some suggestions about how we can all work together more and share information, but at the same time honour our obligations regarding the Privacy Act. It was agreed that there will be a provider forum established, once confidentiality standards and terms of reference were agreed as a safeguard for consumers.” She said at Ruapehu Health the team recognises that phoning into the clinic has been problematic, so are in the process of investing in a new phone system. This is expected to be installed soon and should make a difference toward getting a response in a timely way. “The only limit to how quickly your call is answered will be due to the number of staff manning phone lines and the volume of calls that come in at the same time.” She said the clinic welcomes community feedback and suggestions for improvement. Te Ringa Te Awhe, service manager, and Frances Hays, quality coordinator, are the people to contact for people who have any concerns.

Tracy Puklowski, director of the National Army Museum Te Mata Toa in Waiouru, has resigned to take up the new position of director creative arts and cultural services for the City of Launceston in Tasmania. Ms Puklowski leaves on 19 September, after two and a half years in the role. A search will start soon for a new director. Ms Puklowski said that “museums get in your blood” and the National Army Museum was no exception. “The National Army Museum is entrusted with what are often the last tangible possessions of people who died in conflict. That’s an incredible honour and it makes this museum a very personal one, with enormous resonance for many thousands of New Zealand families and whānau,” she said. Museum Trust Board chairman Matthew Beattie said under Ms Puklowski’s tenure the museum had become a more relevant and engaging museum for the New Zealand Army and their whānau and the public. “She has overseen the opening of a new entryway and gallery space with a focus on First World War commemorations, created a home for the celebration of the role of war animals, planned a new large technology facility and increased

our education capability to school parties and researchers,” Mr Beattie said. “I think her true legacy will be that the museum will endure and continue to present a powerful and poignant insight into how soldiers tell their stories about New Zealand military and social history.” Ms Puklowski’s new role in Tasmania will include leading the city’s cultural assets (including the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery) and formulating a cultural strategy, with the aim of establishing Launceston as an artistic and cultural destination. Nick’s coffee Ms Puklowski said she and her husband Nick both love the outdoors, getting out and about — and “are both foodies”. “I can’t wait to explore the Harvest Market and the Tamar Valley. I’ve been living far inland for the last three years and getting seafood back on my menu is a priority,” said Nick, who has been running his Coffee HQ in Ohakune. “My options are open at this stage. I potentially have an opportunity to set up a coffee business in Launceston and as Tracy is employed by the city, they’ll want to help me integrate as well and help in smoothing the way for compliance etc.

“Alternately I could return to retail management which I did for 10 years in Wellington prior to our shift to Waiouru.” “I’ve enjoyed my time here in the beautiful Ruapehu District and made many friends who’ve enjoyed my coffees.” From 15 September it be with new owners and rebranded “Jailhouse Coffee”. Nick’s last day is Wednesday 12 September – a “coffee for koha” day, with all proceeds going to the local Cancer Society.

Tracy Puklowski is leaving her role as Director of the National Army Museum Te Mata Toa to take up a new position in Tasmania.

Boost for Raetihi and Ohakune groups The Raetihi Community Charitable Trust and Ohakune’s Little Barrow Markets are two of four King Country initiatives receiving a financial helping hand thanks to the latest Heartland Community Funding round. They each receive $2000 “in recognition of their dedication to enhance the community”. The Little Barrow Markets will use the grant to kick start Ohakune’s own winter farmers’ market. Sara Knight, founder and co-ordinator of the Little Barrow Markets, says the market will bring together local farmers and families, and has the potential to become a destination for tourists passing through. “We’re a not-for-profit social enterprise and still at the beginning stages of the project, so grants like the Heartland Community Fund go a long way, and we’re really grateful,” says Knight. The Raetihi Community Charitable Trust will put the $2000 funding towards netball hoops, which are part of a wider $195,000 project to reinvigorate the Raetihi recreational park. Established in 2014 by King Country Energy, the Heartland Community

Fund has supported more than 80 King Country community groups that are committed to a safer, healthier, sustainable and more connected King Country community. As part of the recent takeover from King Country Energy, Trustpower has committed to continuing the fund for at least the next five years, “recognising its value and importance in the King Country”. “Through working with communities around New Zealand we’ve seen how grassroots initiatives can enhance the health and well-being of local people and their projects. We’re looking forward to continuing this support in the King Country through the Heartland Community Fund,” says Trustpower Community and Communications Advisor, Alice Boyd. The Heartland Community Fund will be renamed the ‘Trustpower Heartland Community Fund’, and will continue to offer three funding rounds each year. Applications for the next funding round open on 1 November. For more information about the Trustpower Heartland Community Fund, visit heartland.

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Mountains of films on Thursday The NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour makes a stop in Ohakune again this week, with a selection of the short films on show at Kings, Ohakune Junction. The evening is a fund-raiser for the Ruapehu Mountain Bike Club and their involvement in the Te Ara Mangawhero trail development. It is sponsored by the

Ruapehu Bulletin and Cheal surveyors. As well as the Film Festival offerings, a short film about Te Ara Mangawhero and one on The Pines trails near National Park will be shown. The Festival films to be screened are, Perspective. (5 mins). Director Nat Warburton, NZ aged 11, presents his short film that showcases the perspectives of an

adventure lifestyle rock climbing, mountain biking, river surfing and kayaking. RJ Ripper. (19 mins), Director: Joey Schusler, USA, Subtitles. Kids and bikes; wherever you are in the world, they go together. The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar. Foodless Odyssey. (11 mins), Director Anthill Films, Canada. A long-time dream to bike-pack through hundreds of kilometres of wilderness on a remote island, living entirely off the land. The rules were simple: carry all the survival tools needed to bike, fish, hunt and camp. But absolutely no food. The Frozen Road. (25 mins), Director: Ben Page, UK. Compelled by Jack London’s assertion that ‘any man who is a man can travel alone’, Ben drops everything to fat-bike the world, completely alone. He encounters the threat of wolves, well below freezing temperatures, and solitude. The film is an honest reflection on a solo trip; of the wonder, terror and frustration he experienced when riding through the unforgiving emptiness of one of the world’s ‘last great wildernesses’. Sky Piercer. (40 mins). Director: Jason Hancox, NZ. A team led by Sam Smoothy hit the road with the objective to climb and ski the East Face of Aoraki/Mt Cook. They are being beaten down by the weather with the possibility of meeting the objective looking less and less likely. Schools are also able to show some of the films, with dates to be confirmed. Tickets are available at the Bulletin office and Ohakune Take Note Bookshop and at the door on Thursday night.

Community and Emergency Services The crew from ‘Sky Piecer’ – one of the Mountain Film Festival offerings this Thursday evening.









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ACROSS 1. Incorrect (5) 4. Foolish (6) 9. Napier’s style (3,4) 10. Forward (5) 11. Female relative (4) 12. Gun dog (7) 13. Expire (3) 14. Pale-skinned (4) 16. Solemn promise (4) 18. Mountain parrot (3) 20. Supervise (7) 21. Not likely (colloq) (2,2) 24. Love (Maori) (5) 25. Fissure (7) 26. Intensify (6) 27. Fragrance (5)

DOWN 1. Extended family (Maori) (6) 2. Repeatedly (5) 3. 19th Century Governor, Premier (4) 5. Name of 3000km walking track from Cape Reinga to Bluff (2,6) 6. Foretell (7) 7. Cheat, swindle (colloq) (6) 8. Invasive weed brought from Europe (5) 13. NZ sheep breed (8) 15. Adjective for ‘excellent’, much over-used by New Zealanders (7) 17. In the direction of (6) 18. Sailing vessel (5) 19. Consequence (6) 22. Boast (colloq) (5) 23. Tidings (4)

SOLUTION 1703 Across: 7/8. Joseph Kuhtze, 10. Clarify, 11. Shoal, 12. Ever, 13. Otira, 17. Early, 18. Ramp, 22. Giant, 23. On paper, 24. Top dog, 25. Dragon. Down: 1. Ejected, 2. Ashamed, 3. Aphid, 4. Nursery, 5. Stool, 6. Realm, 9. Lyttelton, 14. Caution, 15. Rampage, 16/19. Apirana Ngata, 20. Happy, 21. Spurn. 4 • RUAPEHU BULLETIN 11 September 2018

Alzheimers Whanganui Inc For support phone 06 345 8833, Marlene Wallace Support 027 557 4073 Budget Advice Ph or text Noeline 027-259-5285, or phone 06-385-3253 and leave a message. Cancer Society Whanganui 06 348 7402 Child, Adolescent and Sexual Health Nurse 06-385-5019 Child Youth and Family Service 0508-326 459 or 06-965-3539 Churches Anglican, 06-385-4957. Baptist, a/h 06-385-3100. Catholic, 06-385-8858 or 027 606 5186. Gospel Chapel, 06-385-8453. Presbyterian, 06-388-0675 or 06-385-8708. Waiouru – duty chaplain 06-387-5599 ext 7031 or 021-493-692 Civil Defence Nick Watson 07 895 8188, 021 247 7340 CLAW community free legal advice Whanganui 06-348-8288 Disability Resources Centre (Whanganui) Vivienne Bird, 0800-789-654 Doctors: In an emergency call 111 Ruapehu Health Ltd 06-385-4211 Information Centres Ohakune 06-385-8427, Raetihi 06-385-4805 IRD appointments 06-901-6162 Ngati Rangi Community Health Centre 06-385-9580 Plunket Society Plunket Nurses 06-385-8265, Car Seats 06-385-5019 Police and Search & Rescue Emergency, call 111 Ohakune 06-385-0100, Raetihi 06-385-4002, Waiouru 06-387-6884, Military Police 0800-50-11-22 Red Cross Shelagh Buck 06-385-8610 Rotary, Raetihi - Ohakune 06-385-3033 Ruapehu REAP 0800-00-REAP (0800-00-7327) Ruapehu Maori Wardens Justin 021 173 5767 St John In an emergency call 111 Taumarunui Counselling Services For confidential counselling in Waimarino phone 07-895-6393 Victim Support Group 0800 842 846 Waimarino Cancer Society Co-ordinator 06-385-3404, 0204-080-4905 Waimarino Health Care Centre Raetihi 06-385-5019 Women’s Refuge 0800-800-4-refuge 0800-4-733-84 Waimarino Community Toy Library 027 728 2413 leave a message (turned on open days only) Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board John ‘Luigi’ Hotter, 06-385-8193; Allan Whale, 06-385-9139; Winston Oliver 06-385-4443. Other Ward councillors: Rabbit Nottage, 021 111 6514, Vivenne Hoeta 022-65-88-320. National Park Community Board Board members: Jenni Pendleton, 027-441-2147, Simon O’Neill 021-661-159; Murray Wilson 07-892-2774. Taumarunui/Ohura Ward Committee 07-893-8575; Graeme Cosford, 07-895-7572; Karen Ngatai, 07-896-6658; Kim Wheeler 027-229-1527; Adie Doyle 027-4953308, Jacques Windell 021-108-1451. Ruapehu Mayor Don Cameron, 06-385-3033 Guidelines is published free of charge. Please help us to keep it up to date – call us if your details change, or if you see something that needs changing: 06-385-8532

Letters Chopper support • Last week’s article by Don Cameron on the fate of regional rescue helicopter service suggests there may need to be new thinking on how we can fund the service, either by compulsory levy or insurance cover for tourists. Whilst highlighting the problem and proposing a user pays solution, Cameron ignores the response made to the issue in June by the National Park Community board, when we made the following and as-yet unheard submission to council. “The recent review of the air ambulance services and the risk it has placed the specialist service the Greenlea Helicopter provides, has brought into sharp focus the invaluable nature of that service as part of alpine search and rescue in our National Park. Until such time as the review and tendering process conclude in November we will not know the fate of the Greenlea service. As both a Council and Board we have made our concerns known and must now await the decision on its future. Meanwhile there is a measure we can take as a Council to demonstrate our support for the service and help ensure its future.” As a Council we have spent and loaned hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to attract visitors to our National Park, visitors whose safety is underwritten by the Greenlea Helicopter Service. Surely we can in addition to that expenditure make an annual donation of substance to Greenlea in order to facilitate the safety of the visitors we encourage. I moved the following resolution, which was seconded by Simon O’Neill and passed unanimously: ‘The National Park Community Board recognises the invaluable lifesaving support the Greenlea Helicopter has given to both our residents and visitors. In recognition of that support and to ensure it continues into the future this board recommends council make an annual donation of substance for the upkeep and maintenance of the service.’ We can do so much more than virtue signalling. Council has the opportunity to lead from the front on this issue and should at least consider the board’s recommendations. John Chapman, member National Park Community Board Ruapehu mayor Don Cameron replies: Ruapehu has worked in co-operation with other affected regional partners in arguing for the retention of the Taupo-based regional helicopter rescue service including speaking directly with the Minister for Health. Until a final decision is announced from the tender process (which is expected shortly) and we can fully understand what will transpire with any changes we see no value in taking any further actions. Don Cameron, Ruapehu District mayor

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Dr Betty graduates Ohakune School kids speak “So proud”, “amazing” “brave” “well written and well presented” were just some of the many positive comments voiced at the Ohakune School Speech Night recently. “We are very proud of our learners – across the school – who shared their passion, their opinion and their thoughts not just (on speech) night but over the preceding weeks in class,” said principal Lisa Clark. Speeches covered topics as wide ranging as ‘My Favourite Dinosaur’, ‘Famous Failures’ to environmental issues and on to creating memories to last a lifetime. The judges, from the Taumarunui Toastmasters, shared how much they look forward to their visit to Ohakune each year and how valuable they believe the school’s focus on oral language is for the future of the pupils. Mrs Clark thanked the judges and her “excellent

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Pakai – now a doctor of education.

Elizabeth (Betty) Pakai has successfully defended her thesis and will be awarded a PhD in Philosophy by Otago University. Her thesis title “Marakihau” is an historical narrative following 16 Māori kindergarten teachers from the 1950s to 1989. Marakihau is a Taniwha of Māori mythology and represents the research participants and their experiences as Māori in a developing sector of education. The thesis also includes anecdotes of Elizabeth’s. Elizabeth’s PhD is one of few within the early childhood education sector in particular Māori. She said she built her academic progress from the Diploma of Teaching to a Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training, a Master of Education and completes it with a PhD. Elizabeth was born and raised in Ohakune, attended Ohakune Primary School and Ruapehu College. She was a school prefect from 1963 to 1965 and the recipient of the Māori shield recognising excellence in academic and sport. Elizabeth entered Auckland training college in 1966 and graduated in 1967 and in 1968 she became head teacher at Taihape Kindergarten and remained teaching at the kindergarten and at

Taihape College until 1981, when the family moved to Western Samoa to teach. Returning to New Zealand in 1983, she taught at Westland High School for a year until moving to Kawerau where she taught at Kawerau College and then Putauaki Kindergarten until she moved to lecture at Auckland College of Education in 1989. In 1990 she joined the Education Review Office and then in 1993 moved to Rotorua where she developed a three-year Diploma of Teaching ECE and became Head of School until 2006 when she took a National Management position at Te Wananga o Aotearoa until 2013, then retiring home to Ohakune in 2014. Elizabeth is an active member of the Ohakune community, chairing the 2015 Ruapehu College 60th reunion, attending Ohakune 2000 meetings and Ngati Rangi and Ngati Uenuku hui, Senior Citizens and the Raetihi and Ohakune clubs to reestablish relationships and to assist where able. Elizabeth is a Trustee on two land Trusts in Ngati Kahungunu and attends hui regularly. Elizabeth is now concentrating on preparing the ‘hard’ copies of her thesis for the Otago University Library and developing the thesis into “a book or two”.

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teaching staff and our super-supportive whanau” – “your mahi is very much appreciated”. The Year 0-3 pupils were not judged but received feedback from the judges on how confident they were, how passionate they were about their topics and how organised their ideas were. Middle and senior school students will go on to inter-school speech night, hosted at Ohakune School Wednesday 12 September beginning at 5.30pm Middle and senior school student results: Year 4 1st Alex Bennett, 2nd Bella Drayton. Year 5 1st Jessica Sherratt, 2nd Sydney Charlton. Year 6 1st Ruby Brandon, 2nd Regan Bryant. Year 7 1st Jamie Bennett, 2nd Will Barlow. Year 8 1st Joshua Simons, 2nd Mika Story. Impromptu Speeches: Year 7 1st Ambrose Demchy; Year 8 1st Grace Burnard.


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Farm sales steady despite very wet winter

Marae Cook-off $5000 to winning marae


Eligible marae are those with affiliations “Mai i Te Kāhui Maunga ki Tangaroa”.

2. The cook-off will take place on 29 September at 1:00pm at Te Pae Tata, 43a Ruapehu Road, Ohakune.

3. Marae will be asked to prepare one entrée, one main, one dessert for 30 people. 4. There is no limit on amount of cooks marae may employ. 5. Bulk of food must be cooked off site and the college home economics room will be open for last minute prep on the day. The room will be open from 8:00am.


Marae will be given $300.00 one week prior to the cook-off to be put toward the purchasing of kai. Marae are not permitted to spend more than $500 toward their entry and all receipts are to be provided.

7. Marae are able to hunt and gather other sources of kai if they wish to. 8. The kai will be judged out of 10 in the following sections: a. Nutritional value b. Creativity c. Presentation d. Overall taste.

9. The marae which scores the most points overall will be the winner of $5000.00 payable to the marae.

10. The second highest scoring marae will win $1000.00 of shop vouchers. enter here:

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A relatively wet winter doesn’t appear to have impacted on the property market with a number of larger pastoral farm sales having occurred recently, reports Guy Hoban from Doyle Valuations in his latest King Country property market report. “The dairy market is in a somewhat of a holding pattern despite a reasonable pay-out while residential values for the most part are improving,” he writes. He said in general, the residential property market in the Ruapehu area continues in an upward direction with demand generally outstripping supply. Noticeable trends include multiple offers now being common, increasing demand for ‘doer-uppers’, stronger demand for vacant sections despite cost often outweighing end value, and continued demand from out-of-town purchasers. “Interestingly, over the past 24 months the median house price has increased in all four centres, with Otorohanga increasing some 33.0%, Taumarunui 29.1%, Te Kuiti 27.6% and Ohakune 26.8%.” Taumarunui experienced a slight increase in median sale price to $142,000 with a decline in residential sale numbers to 135 from 146 last quarter (for the previous 12 months). Properties in Taumarunui, on average, are selling 16% above rateable values. Ohakune largest increase Despite the fact sale numbers remained steady at 83, Ohakune experienced the largest increase in median house price, increasing $17,500 from the last quarter to $260,000. Whilst sale numbers are lower in Ohakune, a further 32 sales of vacant residential sections occurred over the year to September 2018. Over the past 12 months, Taumarunui has seen an increase in the number of sales for smaller improved lifestyle blocks with 28 sales occurring, 7 more than the previous quarter. In addition, a further 13 vacant lifestyle sites sold. Despite the increase in sale numbers, the median sale price decreased by $14,000 to $350,000, the average size at 4.43ha. Rural sale numbers increased to 43 pastoral farms over 100ha selling in the last 12 months, with an average size of 359ha. The median farm price further increased to $2,400,000. Dividing the total of all sale prices by the total number of hectares, equated to $8238/ha. This is an increase on the previous quarter at $7000/ha. A total of 13 dairy sales over 40 ha were recorded, the majority having occurred in the Otorohanga district. The average size was 125ha while the median sale price significantly increased from $3,050,000 to $4,100,000 though it is difficult to draw too many conclusions over what is a relatively small sample size. What is perhaps more prevalent is that the average sale price per hectare decreased slightly for the fourth consecutive quarter from $34,028 to $32,031. Downward dairy pressure Sales, along with anecdotal evidence, suggests that downward pressure continues in the dairy sector, Turn to Page 12

The perfect match? Whisky and beer tasting.

Wednesday 19 September, 6 - 7.30pm Utopia Cafe, Clyde St, Ohakune $20 per person (tickets from Utopia before the event – numbers are limited) WPI encourages responsible drinking 6 • RUAPEHU BULLETIN 11 September 2018

Spring’s sprung, now for the show W ith frosts, wet days, not a lot of sun – and now the winds – things weren’t looking great for this year’s annual spring flower show, but the organisers are still confident there will be enough entries to make a great show. Along with flowers, the Ohakune Raetihi Garden Club event will have a photo competition and paint-

ed rocks too. There will also be the usual raffles too. The painted rock competition has three age groups – up to and including 7 years; 8, 9 & 10 years; and 11 years and over, for children to present their rock painted with a flower. The painted rock competition also has an adult section.

The flowers will be on display in the Raetihi Chambers, next to the information centre in Seddon Street. “We have many challenges as gardeners, with weathers of all extremes. But it is our pleasure to share the beauty of our own gardens with those of the Waimarino and, hopefully, inspire others to perhaps get their hands dirty, and beautify their

own homes,” says Spring Show organiser Angel Joyce. “There is nothing better than looking at your own homes, when there is splashes of all colours, and textures – lifts you up to a place of happiness and perhaps, even nostalgia.” “Please come and join us, in the celebration of Spring, Life and Beauty,” invites Angel.

Past winners at the annual spring show.

Ohakune/Raetihi Garden Club invites you to the At Raetihi Chambers (next to Info Centre) Seddon St, Raetihi. Saturday 15 September 2018, 9am – 2pm

Enter your lovely spring flowers and come and see our great show.

Schedules,with entry times etc, available at Raetihi Info Centre and Ohakune Bookshop. Sales table, raffles, etc.

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Ruapehu College reports Eye on Ruapehu College, contributed by staff

coach Miss Bam, who added that they will “grow and learn from this experience and will be a much better team next year as a result”. She thanked sports co-ordinator Miss Shere who attended the week and supported the girls. Results: Nga Tawa 54 vs Ruapehu 4; Waiopehu Col 30 vs Ruapehu 28; Awatapu Col 32 vs Ruapehu 24; Mana Col 29 vs Ruapehu 26; Upper Hutt 40 vs Ruapehu 18; St Mary Dio 29 vs Ruapehu 18; Dannevirke High School 34 vs Ruapehu 15. Squash. Nash Jordan was winner of the Squash Central Region F Grade Men’s Champion for 2018. The Champion of Champions Tournament was held in Levin at the weekend. Several Ruapehu College students (Scott Fraser, Sayge Wikohika, Nash Jordan, with Dylan Budge coaching) were part of the Ohakune Squash Club team that took part in the event and brought home the coveted trophy – for the sixth year in a row. Rugby. Whanganui Rugby Girls Under 18 representative team won against Horowhenua/ Kapiti 45-17. Ruapehu Colleges Sequoia SueWaara and Paige Pearce play in the rep team. Coming events Senior exams start this week. North Island Secondary Schools Skiing Competition 17 September (at Whakapapa). North Island Secondary Schools Snowboarding Competition 24 September (at Turoa)

and students

New BOT student rep Justice-Rose Dennison is the new Ruapehu College Board of Trustee student representative, replacing Ashley Akapita who has just ended her year tenure. “Justice-Rose comes with many skills as she is currently on the Ruapehu Youth Council, a position she has held for a number of years,” said principal Kim Basse, who added that the Board thanked Ashley for her contributions.

Justice-Rose Dennison is the new Ruapehu College Board of Trustee student representative, replacing Ashley Akapita.

UCOL performing at the College Hot on the footsteps of an excellent production, members of Whanganui UCOL performing arts group performed at the college last Wednesday. “It was good to see past student Xavier Steedman-Wills leading the group with his singing,” said Mrs Basse. He also mentored students interested in performing arts as a future career. Many students enjoyed a warm lunchtime in the hall listening to the band. College Sport Netball. Ruapehu College Girl’s netball team headed to Palmerston North last week to participate in the Lower North Island Secondary schools tournament, playing in group B. Being a young side, they played against some very experienced players and teams. They lost all of their games but played with energy and good spirit and some of the games were close, said their

Xavier Steedman-Wills performs at the College.

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Goal attack Sayge Wikohika takes aim and sinks a goal against Upper Hutt College at the Lower North Island Secondary Schools Netball tournament last week. The team were up against some tough competition.


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Mayor Don Cameron is available to meet residents and ratepayers to talk about any issues or concerns at Ruapehu District Council offices in either Ohakune or Raetihi. Arrangements can be made for people who are unable to travel to either office. To organise an appointment please call either Ohakune (06 385 8364) or Raetihi (06 385 4447).

Notice of By-election Ohura Ward A by-election to fill the extraordinary vacancy for the Ohura Ward will be held on Friday 30 November 2018. The extraordinary vacancy has arisen from the recent death of Cr Marion Gillard. Nominations Nominations for the above position open on Thursday 6 September 2018 and must be made on the appropriate nomination paper available from the Ruapehu District Council Office/Library at 59-63 Huia St, Taumarunui or from Completed nomination documents must be received by the Electoral Officer no later than 12 noon on Thursday 4 October 2018. Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 incl GST, payable by eftpos, cash or cheque. Candidates may submit a candidate profile statement and recent photograph for sending out with voting documents to electors if an election is required. The requirements for profile statements and photos are set out in a candidate information sheet which is available with the nomination paper. Electoral Roll A preliminary electoral roll for the by-election can be inspected during normal office hours from Thursday 6 September 2018 to Thursday 4 October 2018 at the Ruapehu District Council Office/Library at 59-63 Huia St, Taumarunui. Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residential electoral roll by: • Completing an enrolment form available at Post Shops • Calling 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 36 76 56) • Visiting the Elections website ( Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available from the Council Office/Library. Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 5pm on Thursday 4 October 2018. Election Details If an election is required to fill this vacancy, the election will be conducted by postal voting under the First Past the Post electoral system. Candidate names will be listed in alphabetical order on the voting papers. Warwick Lampp Electoral Officer – Ruapehu District Council PO Box 3138, Christchurch 8140 0800 666 937

Advisory Notice


02 – 18 September 2018

The exercise will involve the personnel of Officer Cadet School (NZ) from Waiouru Military Camp. The exercise will involve up to 150 military personnel. Training will involve soldiers conducting foot and vehicle patrols by day and night. Soldiers in both military and civilian clothing will be carrying military weapons and using both military and civilian vehicles during the exercise.

For more information please call the below point of contact: Isaac Railey 021 99 4021 and David Morton 022 648 9706 PUBLIC NOTICE

Section 101 - Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

PURSUANT to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given Ellen-Marie Lynghaug-Seator of National Park, has Closing date that the Ruapehu District Council for the purpose of the NZ Silver Fern Rally 2018 event proposesURL to application to the District Licensing Committee _______________________________ With: _______________________________ Date:_______________________________ tested: made checked: close the following roads to ordinary vehicular traffic for the periods indicated hereunder. at Ruapehu District Council for the renewal of an On Day 2 Sunday 25 November 2018

Day 3 Monday 26 November 2018

Waitewhena Road - 33.60kms Road Closure Time: 9:15am - 1:45pm

Stage 18: Mangapapa Road - 17.63kms Road Closure Time: 9:50am - 2:20pm

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Stage 10: format: mono Ohura Road North - 42.13kms Road Closure run Time:date 10:10am - 2:40pm position

Stage 19: Mangaroa Road - 29.93kms Road Closure Time: 2:45pm sort cost10:15am (excl-gst) Tues 11 Sept Public notices (Ruapehu NP-DC) $321.55 Stage 11: Ngakonui-Ongarue Fri 7Road Sept- 14.52kms Public notices Stage 20: $237.60 Road Closure Time: 11:40am - 4:10pm Hikumutu Road - 31.50kms Road Closure Time: 12:45pm - 5:15pm Stage 12: Opotiki Road - 35.96kms Road Closure Time: 1:25pm - 5:55pm Stage 13: Waitangi Road - 35.96kms Road Closure Time: 2:40pm - 7:10pm Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of objection and grounds thereof in writing before 3:00pm Friday 26 October at the office of the Ruapehu District Council, Taumarunui.

Stage 21: Raurimu-Kaitieke Road - 11.72kms Road Closure Time: 1:35pm - 6:05pm

Stage 22: Middle Road - 9.01kms Road Closure Time: 2:35pm - 7:05pm Stage 23: Oruakukuru Road - 18.48kms Road Closure Time: 6:50am - 11:20am

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acKNOWLEDGEMENTS HOWELL, KATHLEEN: passed away on 2nd September. Much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Special thanks to Waimarino Health Centre and all those who visited Kathleen during her illness.

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The general public is advised that a New Zealand Army Exercise will be conducted in the Ohakune and Raetihi area over the period 02 – 18 September 2018.

Blank firing and pyrotechnic use may occur within both urban and rural areas over this period.

Proposed Road Closures NZ SILVER FERN RALLY 2018

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Licence, in respect of the premises situated at: 2 Carroll Street, National Park and known as: Eivins Off Piste revisions: Cafe. The general nature of the business conducted or to 1 2 3 under 4 5 the licence is: Restaurant. be conducted $0 $0 $25 $50 $75 The days on which and hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: Monday to PLEASE NOTE: Sunday, 7am until 2am the following day. that we have prepared this The application may be inspected during ordinary office advertisement proof based on our hours at the office of the Ruapehu District Licensing understanding of the instructions Commitee received. In approving the at the Ruapehu District Council Office, 59-63 advertisement, it is Street, client’s responsibility Huia Taumarunui. to check the Any accuracy of both the is entitled and who wishes to object to person who advertisement, the media and the the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working position nominated. days after the date of the publication of this notice, file Cancellation of adverts booked with a notice writing of the objection with the Secretary of media will incur a mediaincancellation fee of $50. the District Licensing Committee at the Ruapehu District Council, Private Bag 1001, Taumarunui 3946. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in your contact: relation to aAmy matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.

Ohakune & National Park Customers Been to a Lines Company Roadshow? Need some more answers? A Lines Company representative will be at The Station Café Findlay St National Park on the morning of Friday 28th September 2018 and then Ohakune at the Ruapehu District Council Office 37Ayr St Ohakune to answer any enquiries. This is by appointment only so please call The Lines Company on 0800 367 546 to book your appointment.

Raetihi COUNTRY MARKET this Saturday 15 September at The Centre, Seddon St until 1pm Come check out the stalls including CARINA’S NATIVE NURSERY PLANTS Crafts, baking, jams, preserves, jewellery. For stall info phone Lucy 06-385-3123 Only $10 to have a stall

Waste Minimisation Meeting - Waiouru Ruapehu District Council would like to have a meeting with residents to discuss waste minimisation in Waiouru, including a kerbside collection service. When: 20 September 2018, 5:30 - 7pm Where: Waiouru Community Centre If you have any queries please contact us on 07 895 8188.

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Generosity swift for snow dog After just a dozen hours, a campaign to raise funds to help pay the vet bills for Ohakune’s avalanche dog Whaia had reached almost $2000. And by Saturday afternoon the Givealittle online campaign had reached over $3500 – almost half the target of $7500. By Sunday evening, the total had reached over $6500, from 157 donors. By Monday morning, the total had reached over $7000, just short of the target of $7500. And by Monday night – just five days after launch – the target was reached. That’s a tad short of the deadline imposed by Givealittle, of 1 March 2019. Ex-Ruapehu District resident Ian Goodison, a friend of Whaia’s owner Phil Couch, started the

campaign on Thursday. Whaia is a four-year-old avalanche rescue dog, specially trained to detect people buried under snow by avalanche. He started work when he was two and progressed from trainee to novice to operational search dog in his first season. In his second season he progressed to advanced operational dog. “Effectively he is first equal in the country for talent,” says Ian Goodison. But three months ago Whaia was hit by a car and was badly injured. “Miraculously, the skilled vets at Massey have reconstructed the damaged bones in Whaia’s foot and after many weeks of enforced rest and Turn to Page 2

Cold Kiwi move ticks the bike boxes

A move to a new site just out of Waiouru has been met with positivity from motorcyclists who gathered for the 43rd annual Cold Kiwi rally on the weekend. The Frew farm is the fifth location since the event started with its first run in 1972 at a Desert Road location. More recently, it has been held at Horopito, but last year saw a record-low number attending. Mike Maru, from the Ruapehu Motorcycle Club which hosts the event, said 770 people took part this year, up by 180 on last year. He said a good Friday night frost gave the motorcyclists what they want – a true ‘Cold Kiwi’ experience. “We had a lot of happy visitors. All the feedback has been positive,” he told the Bulletin. He said the new site worked really well and hopefully the Frews were happy with how it went. New Cold Kiwi host farmer Ronald “All going well, we will be back there next year.” Frew shares a joke with kilt-wearing rider Jay Bauman. Photo: Fran Frew.

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Style on the slopes

Junior riders took to the Turoa slopes on Saturday in the Snow Sports NZ Slopestyle National Series B-Level – a showcase of the best age group park riders around New Zealand. Using a combination of hits, skiers and boarders put together two runs to impress the judges and “throw down for the crowd”. Photo: Liz Brooker.


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Club reports are published FREE by the Ruapehu Bulletin. Call Robert, 385-8532. Reports should be typed. Please note: the editor reserves the right to abridge or rewrite reports.

Ohakune squash

Over the last two weeks the graded club champs, the Open club champions and tenderfoot champions have been completed. In the Women’s graded, B grade champion was Tina Steedman, C grade Darnell Watling, D grade Nicky Schraft, E grade Sayge Wikohika, F grade Shayna Te Riaki and J grade Grace Burnard. In the men’s divisions, Dylan Budge was the B grade champion, C grade Te Maire Hawira, D grade Scott Fraser, E grade Nathaniel Turner, F grade Nash Jordan and J grade Liam Burnard. Some of these grade club champions then travelled to Levin to compete against other club champions from across the Central region to see who would earn the right to represent Central at the national finals and try to win a national graded title in their respective grades. With Tina Steedman away competing for Central in the Newbigin Shield fixture against Eastern, Lauren Wikohika stepped into the women’s B grade, Dylan Budge was unavailable in the B grade, Jeremy Mott stood in for injured Nathaniel Turner and Jack Parker stood in for Te Maire Hawira. There were no J grade playoffs. The competition was strong with some losing their first matches. Lauren Wikohika went on to win the B grade women’s and Nash Jordan won all his matches to win the F grade title, with Nicky Schraft and Shayna Te Riaki making it to the final matches. Most other players had at least one win. Collectively, the Ohakune team narrowly retained the Central Champion of Champions trophy. This is the sixth consecutive year they have held the club trophy, although possibly their narrowest of victories. Lauren and Nash will now compete in the national finals in the last weekend of October. The event is again being hosted here in Ohakune, where the 11 NZ squash districts will send teams. Overall club champions for 2018 are: men’s Dylan Budge who defeated Te Maire Hawera in the final with the women’s final between Tina Steedman and Shey MacLean yet to be played. In the tenderfoot sections (first two years) Kristin Thompson beat Emma Burnard whilst Tui Wikohika and Whare Te Riaki are still to play the men’s final. This week sees the last of the club champs competitions with the open mixed masters and the junior sections of the club champs being completed. Finals are scheduled for Thursday night. Draw for the penultimate round of Ruapehu zone interclub this Tuesday has Ohakune One hosting Taihape, Ohakune Two hosting Waimarino and Ruapehu College hosting Waiouru. All three fixtures are due to start at 6:30 at the Ohakune courts, visitors welcome.

Squash champs, from left, Sayge Wikohika, Darnell Watling, Nicky Schrafft, Lauren Whikohika (with Puti), Scott Fraser, Jack Parker, Dylan Budge, Nash Jordan.

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Ruapehu golf

On a fine Sunday, the Waimarino Golf Club hosted teams from Rangatira and Taihape for the annual Cascade Cup, donated by a long-defunct brewery. Despite giving away home advantage, Taihape won for the second year in a row. Waimarino were a distant second. Lots of extra Taihape players travelled to support their team and feature in the prizes on club day. Top place was shared by Barrie Randall and Kelvin McLeod with an exceptional 44 points. Despite a dip in one of the water hazards, Matt Thomas was second, shooting best gross score of 70 and scoring 42 points. Gary Cleaver and Chris George shared third. Twos were scored by Duane Dick, Adam Hinana and Rex Harding. Next Sunday, the match play rounds of the Club Champs continue on a normal club day, tee off from 12.00 noon. Koos Beukes is the rostered office manager next weekend.

Indoor football

Football draw week 9. Opening duties Seagulls. 6.00pm Waterboys vs Fiorentina Turner (friendly)ref Seagulls; 6.30pm Seagulls vs Skurr FC ref Waterboys; 7.00pm Rustico FC vs Barefoot Bethlehem ref Seagulls; 7.30pm The Girls vs Whakas ref Waterboys; 8.00pm Wye Street vs Yogi Beers ref Magpies; 8.30pm Magpies vs Chioggia ref Wye Street. Closing duties Magpies.

Instructors dig it

Ohakune Primary School’s ski race teams, pictured at the recent Central Plateau races. The teams also competed at the North Island Secondary Schools Skiing Championships, with the ‘Coyotes’ team placed 39th and the ‘Wolves’ team placed 44th. A two-person team, Molly Chambers and Jack Andrews placed 89th. Pictured, back row: Lennox Williams, Bella Drayton, Finn Flower, Jayden Bailey, Will Barlow, Anton Fraser, Molly Aitken, Willie Aitken (Coordinator), Sophie Coller. Front Row: Harry Sherrit, Jackson Gamble, Molly Chambers, Rylee Fraser, Isabella Carr, William Carr, Maraea Buckingham, Santosha Fisher.

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Ski and board instructors help dig snow at the base of Turoa Ski Area on Saturday, after a week-long blizzard that hammered the ski areas. A huge job de-icing the towers (by the lifties) on the field meant a slow start for the weekend. A passer-by quipped that he’d never seen instructors using shovels. The crew said “of course we know how to dig – we watch lifties do it all the time”. 12 • RUAPEHU BULLETIN 11 September 2018

particularly for larger dairy farms whereby demand is relatively weak. This is due to a number of factors, such as recent changes by the new government to the OIO rules, banks tightening lending criteria, increasing environmental/compliance issues including the proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1 and on-going negative media on the industry. The mycoplasma bovis outbreak has had no noticeable impact on sales and/or values and instead focused owners’ attention on management. As for the sheep and beef sector, demand remains strong, particularly for good well presented properties with some strong recent sales having been experienced, this being underpinned by the schedules for lamb, beef and venison along with the current low New Zealand dollar. This commentary encompasses the past years information and is updated on a quarterly basis. Doyle Valuations has expanded with the addition of Mel King, who has joined them from Melbourne and will predominantly be undertaking valuations of residential, lifestyle and commercial properties.

Dump closed From Page 1

we would have liked to,” stated Mr Allen on the RDC Facebook page. “We’ve been in discussions with the military over the last couple of years about what the solid waste situation would look like in Waiouru upon landfill closure. Things we’ve discussed include a kerbside collection service for Waiouru residents outside of the Army base and establishment of a transfer station.” He said the Council accepts that it’s very inconvenient for residents to travel to Waimarino Transfer Station. “However, there are cost considerations that will need to be discussed with both the community and Councillors before any decisions are made.” He said other Ruapehu residents who receive kerbside recycling collection within the district pay $84 for the service. Rubbish bags cost $3.80 each, which includes the cost of the contractor picking up and disposing of the bags.

1735 11 September 2018 Ruapehu Bulletin  
1735 11 September 2018 Ruapehu Bulletin