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Woman sets house ablaze to avoid cops By PETER FRANKLIN A 40-year-old Hokio Beach woman is alleged to have set a house on fire before hiding from police and sparking a desperate search of the burning building. The drama unfolded at 7.45am on Tuesday when police arrived at the woman’s house with a warrant to arrest her after she failed to appear in the Levin District Court last week. She is alleged to have refused to let them in, so the officers started speaking to her through a front window. Sergeant Martin Bull, of the Levin Police, said the woman displayed some concerning behaviour and had an iron bar in her hand. ‘‘The officers were concerned for her safety and wellbeing and tried to talk to her. At this point, we believe the woman has gone into a bedroom and set it on fire,’’Mr Bull said. Soon after the woman went out of sight, the officers noticed smoke beginning to fill the inside of the house and quickly alerted the Fire Service. The officers entered the house to look for the woman but the fire had spread rapidly, filling the house with smoke. A member of the public helped police search for the woman but the intense heat and smoke forced them out of the house. Believing the woman was still inside, the three rescuers went to the back door and kicked it open. They re-entered the burning building, searching the first two rooms, overturning beds and tables desperately looking for the woman. Heat from the fire caused a section of the roof to start collapsing and the smoke and heat forced the officers and the man to leave the inferno.

By this time volunteer firefighters from Levin had the blaze under control. The officers found the woman hiding in bushes at the rear of the property. She was arrested and taken to the Levin Police Station for a mental health assessment. Mr Bull said the woman has not been been charged with any offence. The house was severely damaged by the

fire and cordoned off, while it was examined by detectives and a fire safety investigator. The two officers and the man were checked by St John ambulance staff but did not require treatment. ‘‘I want to commend the officers and the good samaritan for their bravery. They all risked their lives to find the woman and their actions show real selflessness,’’ Mr Bull said.





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Friday, October 11, 2013

Elder abuse a local issue

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Abuse of elderly people is still continuing despite education. The annual meeting of Age Concern Horowhenua was told that around 50 such cases were handled by the local coordinator and additionally hundreds of support visits were made by local volunteers to often lonely and housebound elderly citizens. Age Concern receives good support and referrals from many organisations involved in the Elderly Persons Network and many of these people were represented at the meeting. National chief executive Ann Martin spoke to the meeting about the Positive Ageing initiative and how local groups can link into that strategy. Horowhenua Age Concern and Horowhenua District Council are supporting these programmes through last week’s Age on the Go Expo, the new Grandparents Day on Saturday and the Reduction in Loneliness campaign. In presenting his annual report chairman Graham Smellie referred to the need to restructure the organisation during the year to better manage costs to ensure a continuity of service to stakeholders. He also thanked the various government departments, health boards, charitable trusts and agencies that continue to fund the organisation. An Accredited Visiting Service (AVS) Certificate was presented to Francis Moore who is one of Age Concern’s AVS visitors. AVS is a free service that sees an accredited visitor calling on a client for a minimum of one hour a week. ‘‘Volunteer visitors form the backbone of the AVS service,’’ said AVS coordinator Lynn Pettigrew said. ‘‘Without them the service could not function. The visitor is police checked and trained


ELDER MATTERS: Age Concern Horowhenua chairman Graham Smellie and national chief executive Ann Martin with Francis Moore, who received an Accredited Visiting Service certificate at the organisation’s annual meeting. through our national accreditation manual. The visitor is then matched to a client that has similar interests to the visitor — many great friendships have developed through this.’’ The election of officers resulted in the

following committee being elected: Graham Smellie (chairman), Allan Birrell, Dorothy Moore, Stan Dickins, Diane Welch and Sylvia Meijer. The committee will co-opt others during the year.

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Happy in her work, Levin artist Wendy Hodder has been adding a bit of colour to the town, painting the dreary dull transformer boxes. So far she has completed two, one on liverpool Street the other on Batholomew Road. She said it had been really interesting, ‘‘People have stopped to look at what I’m doing and started talking to me, the feed back has been fantastic,’’ she said. The project to paint the transformer boxes is being funded by Chorus who have been involved with similar projects in other centres, In total six of their transformer boxes in Levin will receive the artistic touch in the coming days.

NEWS IN BRIEF Fire calls

Volunteer fire fighters were called to St Joseph’s school yesterday morning after the fire alarm in the school hall activated. On arrival the fire fighters found workmen had been welding and smoke from the work had activated the alarm. The hall was checked and given the all clear. On Wednesday the Levin brigade were called to a Manakau home where it was believed an electrical fire under the floor had started. On investigation it was found that the water cylinder was faulty.


I Mike Watkins Optometrist of See Hear in Levin would like to apologise to anyone who was offended by an article printed in the Horowhenua Chronicle on June 5 relating to the second birthday of my business See Hear. It was never my intention to infer that others do not care for their clients in the same manner as See Hear. See Hear apologises to those offended.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Horowhenua Chronicle

Response to abuse help workshops disappoints



AGRICULTURAL worker Justin Duncan has an ever changing work environment, especially in spring. He snapped this shot of an approaching weather front which passed through as quickly as it came. Not bad for a camera phone. ■ Have you snapped a good pic lately of someone or something in Horowhenua? Or maybe you’ve taken a picture of Horowhenua people doing something somewhere else. If you have and you want to share it with our readers email it to us at Put Scene in Horowhenua in the subject line and give us some details about who or what is in the picture.

Young efforts leave council chief impressed By PETER FRANKLIN Horowhenua should be very proud, Gore District Council chief executive Stephen Parry was really impressed with what he saw while in Levin particularly the work being done with the young people of the district. He said from what he saw he was mightily impressed at the initiatives that have been spawned from the social sector trials in Horowhenua District. Getting young people engaged and off the street was a clear priority. ‘‘I saw first-hand the leadership, compassion and resolve of community-minded people ranging from Mayor Brendan Duffy down to an ex military instructor who was bringing order, discipline and hope into young, troubled lives.’’ Apart from work-based skills, valuable life-skills that were being taught to shape a more positive future for these young people. ‘‘It is easy to lament that youth are disengaged and a burden on a community. It is harder but ultimately more rewarding, to turn these young lives around and let them truly discover the potential that exists within.’’ Mr Parry said. The teenage parenting programme was another


It is easy to lament that youth are disengaged and a burden on a community.

STEPHEN PARRY Gore District Council

initiative that I was told about which seemed to be a good example of optimising the potential of young people and not letting one event stymie future opportunity. ‘‘I think Horowhenua should be very proud about how it has customised solutions to its own issues. Those of us from Gore learned a great deal in our two days there.’’ he said. Jacqui Moynihan from Life to the Max said it was a big morale boost for all who are involved in the Social Sector Trial to get such good positive feed back on the programmes being done in the district particularly from another district who are part of the trial. ‘‘We have and continue to work hard to get positive results and Mr Parry’s comments are very encouraging,’’ she said. Mrs Moynihan said there is still a lot of work they want to do, and things they want to achieve.

Libraries load up on the holiday fun By FRANKIE WEBB Horowhenua libraries have a tradition of holding wonderful school holiday programmes. Foxton, Shannon and Levin libraries are hives of activity at holiday time. The fun activities on offer are free to all, but keeping the programmes that way takes funding. Friends of Horowhenua Libraries chose to donate $1000 to help. ‘‘All of the committee have grandchildren,’’ Friends chairman Rosalie Blake said. ‘‘We choose causes which touch our heart such as the holiday programme.’’ Accepting the donation, children’s librarian Deborah Macdonald said the money will be well utilised. ‘‘We will be putting this towards craft activities which are always very popular.’’ Shannon and Foxton libraries run similar programmes and will receive a share of the funding so they too can continue their programmes. lvn101013fwlibrary

JUST like magic, the library school holiday programmes will continue. Magician and children’s library assistant Colleen Hayes, right, knows you can’t magic up money. Donations like this very generous one being presented by Rosalie Blake, centre, on behalf of Friends of the Horowhenua libraries being accepted by Deborah Macdonald, children’s librarian will ensure a programme next holidays. PHOTO: FRANKIE WEBB

By PETER FRANKLIN Workshops offer has been slow in getting responses which has concerned Horowhenua Abuse Liaison Team. Horowhenua is one of the worst areas in the country for family violence, HALT has been working to not only bring about awareness to the issue but also to help victims and those who have inflicted the abuse. Halt member Veronica Pitt said to further help they have developed workshops that help people identify and respond to signs of family violence. However the response has been disappointing. She said this is a serious issue that can and does destroy families. The team is as concerned about getting the offender help as the victim, she said it is definitely not okay that your children are afraid of you, you are no less a person for seeking help. Ms Pitt said family violence is problem that the whole community can be part of resolving, it is having the ability to identify, knowing how to approach the subject and who to contact for assistance. She said workplaces are a good starting point, be a friend don’t turn a blind eye, help them, help themselves. ■ Contact Halt for information or to organise a family violence workshop 0800456450

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Friday, October 11, 2013


Arrest over burglaries after public tip off WITH COMMUNITY CONSTABLE Graeme Jarvis


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I am pleased to pass on that a young man has been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries. Thanks to members of the public for their valuable information which was followed up by some great police work to achieve this result. Too many Levin residents will now be very aware of an intersection campaign being run during the holiday period. They have received tickets for failing to stop at a stop sign. This campaign is part of the police Prevention First initiative, and is targeted at reducing crime and crashes. Police are appalled at the constant flouting by Levin drivers who do not stop at stop signs. Simply slowing and looking to the right is not sufficient, and I am told some drivers were barely even reducing speed. Burglaries remain a thorn in the side of both residents and commercial property owners. Levin East School was broken into on Monday night, and a police dog was called from Palmerston North to track the offender/s. After a strong start across the playing fields, the track was lost. Inquiries are continuing.

A Levin man was found in a residential street during the night carrying a sheet of new plywood. Police found a nearby shed broken into and the source of plywood confirmed. The man has been arrested and charged with burglary. On Monday, the Neighbourhood Policing Team received some information about the suspicious behaviour of a young man at an empty home in Liverpool Street. A plumber working at the property had a power drill stolen. A man has been been charged and will be appearing in court. A driver was spotted by a police patrol failing to stop at a local intersection. He was stopped and spoken to by officers. The 4WD vehicle he was driving was stolen and was bearing registration plates belonging to a second vehicle. The man has been arrested and inquiries are continuing. Police have been told that young people are gathering in empty buildings around Levin to hold parties during the school holidays. One such gathering was broken up by police and several young people were detained. If anyone has an empty house or any empty building nearby, and sees or hears anything suspicious, they should phone police straight away. Once again I applaud the help of local residents by providing information that has resulted in a number of offenders being apprehended in the last week. Keep it up.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Horowhenua Chronicle




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READY TO ROLL: The Whenua Fatales Roller Derby team are getting ready for a tournament next month and are holding a fundraising quiz tomorrow night.

Levin Model Railway Club: See their working display in the Levin Mall from 9am-4pm daily. Members will be on site to answer questions about the club, their trains and their set-ups.


Senior Net: Having difficulty with your iPad, Macbook, tablet, eReader, or phone? Talk to a SeniorNet tutor in the library for free. We are in the open space at Te Takere every Friday, 2-4pm. Just look for the SeniorNet sign. Levin Folk Music Club: Guests this month are Strings and Things from Palmerston North. Their music is intricate, the harmonies are strong, and there are some wonderful songs to be shared. $8 (members $5), children $3, 7.30-10.30pm, Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall, cnr Bartholomew Road and Middlesex St, Levin.


Quiltfest: Town and Country Quilters Club’s exhibition with merchants, raffles, challenges, cafe. 9am-4pm. Horowhenua Events Centre, Victoria St, Levin. Entry $5 (under 12s free). Levin Uniting Church Fair: 8.30-11.30am. Be in quick before the baking sells at the Levin Uniting Church fair. Stalls include baking, fresh vegetables, white elephant, sausage sizzle and more. The fair runs wet or fine behind the Levin Uniting Church, 87 Oxford St, Levin. Roller Derby fundraiser: The Whenua Fatales Roller Derby League have a Sur5al tournament next month and need your support.Teams from the lower and mid North Island will be coming to compete in this. Get a team of friends together, pick a theme, get dressed up and register with Aroha, Bar opens at 6.30pm, quiz starts at 7pm. Otaki Community Expo: 9-1pm in the Memorial Hall, Otaki. A chance to find out what’s happening in your community — join a new club, take up a new hobby, find


Koputaroa Fun run/walk: Half marathon, quarter marathon, 5km. Inquiries to Ivan Morgan 368-3622. Shannon Car Boot Market: All welcome to the new car boot market in Shannon every Sunday. Sell your goods, make money, come for a look or enjoy a drive out for the day. New produce welcome, or sell things you no longer need. Food licences required for food sales. Gazebos are welcome provided they fit your site. Sites must be booked and paid for in advance at the Terrace Deli and Dairy opposite the Railway Station car park. $10 per site (proceeds to charity). 8-1pm, in the Shannon Railway Station Museum car park, Plimmer Terrace, Shannon. For more information phone Rebecca on 06 362 7780 or mobile 021 109 5071 or visit the Terrace Deli and Dairy, 52 Plimmer Terrace, Shannon. Levin Variety Country Music Club: Levin RSA , second Sunday each month. 1pm. $3 entry includes afternoon tea. Phone Win, 0274 742-603

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Levin Croquet Club fundraising quiz night: Tickets $6 a person. Supper included. Contact 368-8813 for information and tickets. Horowhenua Grey Power members meeting: 1.30pm, Senior Citizens Hall, Cambridge St, Levin. Guest speakers CEO of Greypower Electricity, Gary Holden and Stephen Parsons of House of Travel on Gallipoli 2015. Members welcome to bring a guest


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As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village. Starring Hugh Laurie. Fri 11 Oct 1.40pm, 6pm & 8.30pm, Sat 12 Oct 1.40pm, 6pm & 8.30pm, Sun 13 Oct 1.40pm, 6pm & 8.30pm, Mon 14 Oct 10.40am, 1.10pm, 6pm & 8.30pm, Tues 15 Oct 10.40am, 1.10pm, 6pm & 8.30pm, Wed 16 Oct 1.10pm, 6pm & 8.30pm


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Friday, October 11, 2013

Horowhenua Chronicle

Desex offer for tomcats


By FRANKIE WEBB If desexing your male cat is out of the budget, Horowhenua SPCA can help. ‘‘If you hold a community services card or can prove financial hardship you may qualify for free desexing,’’ Linda Schwanner, manager of Horowhenua SPCA said. ‘‘We managed to secure a grant from Pedigree (pet food company) to offer this service to low income earners for a short time.’’ The mild winter has seen cats coming into season earlier this year. Already pregnant cats have been turning up at the Mako Mako Rd centre. ‘‘We are hoping desexing male cats will make a big difference to the number of kittens coming in over summer,’’ Ms Schwanner said. ‘‘Vouchers for male desexing at a local vet clinic last for a month, owners of more than one male cat maybe eligible for more than one voucher.’’ Cats must weigh over 1kg and be healthy; they will be given a basic health check before operating. ‘‘Desexing a male cat is easier and quicker than spaying a female, the after care is considerably less,’’ Ms Schwanner said. ■ For information phone 368-6910, or visit the Mako Mako Rd centre, 10-1pm, Wednesday to Sunday.


PICK ME: This lovely little cat came to Horowhenua SPCA with kittens; she is now spayed and looking for a home. Linda Schwanner, manager of Horowhenua SPCA, can offer desexing of male cats thanks to a grant from the Pedigree pet food company.

Cat Behaviour

Through October we continue to Focus on Behavioural Problems in Dogs and Cats. Yes, that’s right, even cats get behavioural problems. We traditionally think of inappropriate barking, jumping up and obedience as a dog’s world. But cats have their own issues. Inappropriate toileting, scratching furniture, stalking and injuring their owners, and stress related health issues such as cystitis and overgrooming*. The core message during this educational focus, is that Something Can Be Done. You don’t have to put up with your pet’s poor behaviour, and often it is detrimental to your pet to ignore the problem. There are lots of over-the-counter products that our friendly reception staff can help you with too. For the stressed and anxious pets there are Feliway and DAP sprays and diffusers available which are synthetic hormones that calm anxious pets. Destructive and bored dogs enjoy Gorrrilla and Kong toys stuffed with treats and other toys for enrichment, distraction and entertainment. Strong dogs do not have to be a problem any longer, with various Halties and harnesses that can make exercising much easier. Remember - most problems can be fixed. If you think that your dog or cat has a behavioural problem, please call your vet to discuss this. Dr. Nicola Chalmers has a special interest and rare talent in behavioural problems. She intends to pursue a membership in the Australian Veterinary College to recognise her skills. Please call the Levin & Horowhenua Vets to book in an appointment with Nicola. *Overgrooming is more likely to be due to itchiness such as fleas, mites (mange), lice, infections (bacteria or yeast) or allergies to pollen, dust mites or food.

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Friday, October 11, 2013


HUMILIATION: A painting by John Trumbull depicting the British surrender at Yorktown, October 19 1781.

Chance to vote OPEN vital right HOMES in democracy OPEN HOUSE Sunday 13th October 2013 LEVIN

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OPEN HOMES Open Home Times: Sunday 13th October 2013 Foxton 06 363 0022 16 Spring Street $374,000 1:15pm 1:45pm 15 Jenks Street $165,000 1:15pm 1:45pm 2:00pm 2:30pm 41 Coley Street $129,000 20 Harbour Street $169,000 2:45pm 3:15pm Foxton Beach 1:00pm 1:30pm $165,000 11 Carthew Terrace 13A Barber Street $315,000 1:00pm 1:30pm 26 Linklater Avenue $149,000 1:45pm 2:15pm 5 Palmer Road $254,000 2:00pm 2:30pm 2:30pm 3:00pm $195,000 5 Robbie Street 5 Cousins Avenue Enquiries over $320,000 2:45pm 3:15pm 19 Linklater Avenue $164,000 3:15pm 3:45pm 3:30pm 4:00pm $349,000 131 Palmer Road 6 Dewe Terrace $220,000 3:30pm 4:00pm Levin 06 366 0880 21a Kings Drive $189,000 11:00am 11:30am 137A and B Bartholomew Road $239,000 12:00pm 12:30pm BEO $295,000 12:00pm 12:30pm 17 Kimberley Road 17 Riveredge Terrace Ohau BEO $585,000 1:00pm 1:30pm 22 Weld Street BEO $379,000 1:00pm 1:30pm 2:00pm 2:30pm $119,000 2/8 Conway Street 2:00pm 2:30pm BEO $199,000 30 Prouse Street 8 Hannan Street $189,000 3:00pm 3:30pm 262 Lindsay Road BEO $495,000 3:00pm 3:30pm 5 Perth Street $125,000 3:30pm 4:00pm

By PEARL FORSTER and Michael Dally If it hadn’t been for a war over the right to vote, the whole of North America might be known as Canada and the nation we now call the US would not exist. The continent was a British possession in the early days, although the Spanish and the French claimed certain parts as theirs. The slogan, No taxation without representation — the basic right to vote if one was being taxed — was one of the causes of the the Revolutionary War and led to freedom from British rule. Today, in New Zealand, every adult is legally bound to register on Electoral Rolls but not obliged to vote and our current local body elections will see less than half of us do so. It seems strangely paradoxical that people will fight — and die — for the right to vote, yet so few will bother to do so. In Yorktown, in 1781, the British surrendered to George Washington’s forces. This effectively established the US but it was not the culmination of a set of clear issues. Many of the ‘colonials’ retained strong ties to the Crown, and wished to remain part of King George’s Empire. Some fought — alongside British soldiers. But that strong desire for representation and the right to vote would not be denied. This spirit led to the freedom fighters symbolically dumping, into Boston harbour, boxes of tea on which they had to pay taxes. Today’s Tea Party members are also focused on taxation matters but the quarrel is with their president and not the British monarch. Many reasons are advanced as to why our Local Body Elections have such a poor response. Many are heard to say, ‘‘I don’t know the candidates’’ or ‘‘I don’t know what they stand for’’. In cities other than Palmerston North, some even say, ‘‘I don’t know which ward I’m in’’. Postal voting, which brings the papers to the mail boxes of those entitled to vote, has failed to trigger a greater response. But let the rubbish bag sit outside for a day, or the street lights go out, or the footpath

The lyrics in our anthem, hear our voices, we entreat have little meaning if we don’t speak up.

crumble and there is an almost instant reaction. Perhaps the ‘‘use it or lose it’’ principle should apply and those who don’t vote this time will lose the right to do so next time. That, surely, would spark some response from those being forced to pay rates (taxation) but having no vote (representation). Protesting citizens would have no tea chests to symbolically dump in the harbour, but no doubt Tea Party members would dump something on the doorstep or footpath outside their local council offices. There would be no wretched despair like that at Valley Forge, and no doubt traitors like General Benedict Arnold would still switch sides. And, even though issues like loyalty to a distant monarch may no longer apply, most citizens would soon find out who their local representative (councillor) is and connect with her or him. Councillors would be able to state, ‘‘But, looking at the Roll of Registered Voters, I do not see your name; you have no ‘voice’ here’’. Democracy — ‘‘Of the people, by the people, for the people’’ — would take on a whole new meaning. Some may wear funny hats and sing campaign songs as they march in support of their chosen candidates, in their pursuit of happiness. Then again, maybe not. But as we contemplate our orange envelopes and ask each other ‘‘What do you know about him/her?’’, we should ponder on the importance of using our voices before the prospect of losing them becomes a possibility. That never stops the non-voters from volubly expressing their opinions, even after the election. The lyrics in our anthem, hear our voices, we entreat have little meaning if we don’t speak up.

SHARING PAIN OF ARTHRITIS Levin Arthritis Support Group welcomes all people suffering from any of the many forms of arthritis and their carers, to meetings which aim to help improve their quality of life through fellowship and knowledge. Meetings are on the second Monday of each month at 1.30pm in the Hudson Room of the Levin Cosmopolitan Club, Oxford St, Levin.

Bingo is the afternoon’s entertainment at Monday’s meeting. Members are asked to take nonperishable items for prizes. All are welcome to help live life as easily and pain free as possible. ■ For more information, phone Yvonne, 368-5068.

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Bowls reaches out to youth players By FRANKIE WEBB Keepa Street keeps a secret which really should be shared. A little hall, only those in the know are aware of, is home to Levin North Indoor Bowling Club. Built in the 1950s at a time when the world was a lot less complicated and a lot more fun, entering is like a trip back in time. ‘‘Greens’’ grace the floor, up to a dozen of them, enticing players to give it a go. Unfairly labelled an ‘‘oldies’’ sport, Levin Intermediate students learnt it is a game for all ages. ‘‘It’s a game you learn by playing,’’ club president and veteran player Bruce Pedley said. ‘‘The kids were playing a full game at their first session.’’ Local schools have been approached, inviting them to bring students during physical education class. ‘‘We really enjoyed having the intermediate students here,’’ Mr Pedley said. The club boasts players from intermediate age to their early 80s. Mr Pedley would like to see more young players leave the Playstations behind to play a real game as opposed to a virtual one. lvn041013fwbowls ‘‘There’s no outlay, we supply everything you need to TRY IT: Indoor bowls is a sport pretty much anyone can enjoy, any time and it costs virtually nothing. Why not give it a go, invites Levin North play,’’ secretary Syd Arthur Bowling Club left, secretary Syd Arthur and president Bruce Pedley. PHOTO: FRANKIE WEBB said. ‘‘I think people either don’t know that way, even players in wheelchair. ‘‘Secondary school teams from ‘‘There’s plenty of coaching available about it, or have the wrong idea,’’ he ‘‘Men and women are on an even throughout the country compete at and everyone gets a game.’’ said. footing, you can play individually or you national level, we would welcome school In the past Levin business houses can make up a team,’’ Mr Arthur said. teams from Horowhenua.’’ frequented the hall for friendly rivalry. With so much in its favour, why is the As a non contact sport it can be ‘‘I’d like see that again,’’ Mr Pedley ■ For more information, phone Bruce Pedley sport struggling? enjoyed by those who prefer their sport said. 368 8222 or Syd Arthur 367 2138.


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SPEEDWAY ACTION Robertson Holden International Speedway track manager Bryan Puklowski (pictured) says the 2013-14 season will be one of the best they have hosted. ‘‘There’s going to be plenty of action over the coming months for speedway fans,’’ he said. The stockcar entries for this year had been great with more than 100 drivers signing on at the first registration night. ‘‘I’ve been keeping my ear to the ground and there is a huge number of new cars being built. Having the majority of the titles being held in the lower North Island has been an encouraging factor.’’ While speedway racing is fast and furious, it is a family sport and the speedway management has planned the season around full-on entertainment for everyone. ‘‘We’ve got the fireworks happening, and the popular ramp derby and much more.’’ He said the international sprintcars will be in December and that is bound to be a spectacular show. Stockcar and super stockcar teams racing will be a big feature at the track and always draws big crowds; the first of those will be next month when the Palmerston North Panthers take on the Nelson Tigers. ■ Keep up to date on race day and check



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January 11: Monster trucks and stunt show spectacular. January 25: North Island sidecar championship — Manawatu youth mini stocks championship. February 7: ENZED-Dewtec super stockcar teams championships qualifying. February 8: ENZED-Dewtec super stockcar teams championships finals. February 22: The 248 Super Stockcar Global Challenge — Manawatu minisprints championship. March 15: Stockcar teams nationals. March 22: Manawatu super stockcar championships. March 29: Burger King super saloon series. April 5: Manawatu saloon car championships. April 19: Peter Barry teams derby — Manawatu Manawat six shooter championships. April 26: Grand finale — Lucus Oils super stockcar series final — fireworks. ■ This calender is provisional and is subject to change.


New Zealand stockcar champion Peter Rees (pictured) has built two new cars for the coming season. Rees will be trying to make history by winning a third consecutive New Zealand title; however, he is realistic about his chances. ‘‘It really is going to be a lottery out there on the night. Anything can happen and, believe me, it will,’’ he said. Rees knows that all the top drivers will be targeted. There will be a lot of young guns who will be looking to make a name for themselves and to be the best in the business will be a big feather in their cap. ‘‘I’ve heard all sorts of numbers being bandied around, but think there will be over 200 drivers, in some very competitive cars in the pits on championship night,’’ he said. Rees also has to consider defending his stockcar team title with the Pumas. The team will be focused on the job at hand, starting with practice night on December 27. He said that was always a hard title to win, as will be the superstock teams title which at this stage he will again join the Panthers for. ‘‘Whatever happens, it is going to be a busy time for everyone,’’ Rees said.


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At a time when big ideas, concepts and possibilities are taking shape, start pulling things back, taking the time to measure twice and cut once.


In your personal and professional relationships there is a need to slow down and take the time to really understand what is being said.


On the personal and professional fronts this is a week for doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes to ensure the communication lines are open.


things into perspective.

Financial tension is going to keep you on your toes and on top of your game. If nothing else this is a chance to establish what you’re fighting for.


Just when you need to be throwing yourself into your financial passions and fighting spirit, a nose for money allows you to pick your battles wisely.


It’s on the home and relationship fronts that you’ll benefit from slowing down, taking the time to ensure the communication lines are open.



Ahead of the third and final Mercury retrograde phase of 2013 already you need to be working to ensure the communication lines are open.


A smart head for money would normally be calling for quick

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and decisive calls and actions, but instead you need to avoid knee jerk reactions.



There are likely to be Eureka moments on the work front this week and a better realisation of

Set time aside to think things through without over thinking or developing tunnel vision, with a chance to put a lot of

You have a chance now to slow down and consider your professional options, keeping the doors open to second chances and a change of mind.


Just as your professional year is really starting to gather speed you are being challenged by forces that want to keep the spirit of adventure alive.


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Tsunami questions and answers Horowhenua District Council environmental services manager Tony Thomas answers some of the questions arising from the Review of Tsunami Hazard in New Zealand (2013). Given the greater local and regional risk, why do we not have compulsory sirens? There are two reasons. The findings of the review mean higher emphasis must be placed on people understanding a local tsunami can arrive before any official warning is issued. They need to know if they feel a large earthquake at the coast, to get to high ground, or go inland. The report warns that to some extent the installation of tsunami warning sirens, is contributing to the problem of people not responding immediately to a strong coastal earthquake (in that they are expecting a tsunami warning). Secondly, for tsunami from further away when there is time for an official warning, no one system reaches all people that need to be warned. The best warning system uses several

different warning methods and, most importantly, information about the threat and what to do. Sirens can be a part of that but only one part. The ministry is developing a national standard for tsunami sirens so that where councils do choose to use sirens, the sirens will be the same. What is a large earthquake? One that is big enough to make it hard to stand or a less intense earthquake that lasts for a minute or longer. It is a modern world, why do we not have smart phone apps, text messaging or similar? Regionally, the systems are used by some of the CDEM groups. The ministry has funded a project to further develop the Auckland Group’s smartphone app to allow other regions to join, as well as expanding the number of platforms it is available on. The work is expected to be completed by the middle of next year. The ministry will be leading a project in the 2013/14 to determine all the emergency services’ and response agencies’ requirements

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in this regard so that options can be investigated. One possible option could be cell broadcasting. We are also redeveloping our website to make it a one stop, national portal from which all the regional information would be accessed, and looking at the feasibility of a national smart phone app. However, an important word of caution: no one method reaches enough people. The best warning system uses several different warning methods, and they should not all rely on digital technology. Why do we not build sea walls in the areas at risk? While sea walls could provide protection against smaller tsunamis, they did not work in the 2011 Japan event. It appears many people did not evacuate because there were sea walls and sirens. The tsunami arrived before warnings could be issued, or people did not respond to sirens because they thought the walls would protect them. The result was a tragedy. The walls are erected at massive cost that New Zealand would unlikely afford. Sea walls need breaks for rivers and harbours. But if we know the risk is greater, why not just plan for the top end of the risk and build warning systems and walls to allow for that? I do not know that many people want New Zealand’s beaches lined with massive concrete walls, even if we could afford them — note they involve huge costs. In Japan sea walls did not work in the March 2011 event. Japan has the most modern warning systems in the world and that was still not sufficient for that event. People must understand the natural warning of a large earthquake at the coast, and to get to high ground or go inland based on them feeling that earthquake. They must not wait for official warnings. Why do we not have a national standard for tsunami warnings? There are: the National Tsunami Advisory and Warning Plan, and the National Tsunami Signage Technical Standard, and although the Ministry does not recommend the exclusive use of sirens for tsunami warning, we recognise they are being used so we are developing a national technical standard for sirens. What is the public alerting project? It is part of a wider emergency services strategy that sets an ICT roadmap for the next five years. Public alerting is one of the priority areas covered in that strategy. MCDEM will lead a project in this regard with participation by all relevant agencies. The first phase of the project will be to determine the requirements and investigate options for a core public alerting mechanism (noting there is no such thing as a single solution that will cover all people and areas). A recommendation will then be made to the Government and funding sought for the preferred option. Subject to the outcome of the first phase, the second phase will be procurement and implementation. How do you evacuate a city? The ministry has published evacuation planning guidelines to help local authorities and CDEM Groups. Planning at the level of evacuating a specific place is done by local authorities and the regional CDEM Groups. They are working with science agencies and developing maps of the areas that should evacuate depending on the size of tsunami. Wellington City Council’s tsunami lines are

painted on streets. Some councils are also considering vertical evacuation inside multi-storey buildings. The report lists the main areas of higher risk. What are the other areas? The update applies to the entire coast of New Zealand. In effect, for much of our coast this is the first authoritative tsunami hazard assessment we have had. How is this report different from 2005? There are two main differences: it is more detailed and covers the entire coast, instead of focusing on our main population centres; and a more advanced model has been used to quantify the tsunami hazard. How much greater is the hazard compared with 2005? The difference varies across the country. It is most significant for those parts of the country exposed to tsunami from nearby plate boundaries, particularly in the east-facing coasts of the North Island and the southwest of the South Island. The estimated maximum tsunami heights in some of those locations have increased by about 50 per cent. In other parts of the country the estimated tsunami hazard has stayed roughly the same, or even decreased in some places. How big are the biggest possible waves? This varies greatly around the coast and according to the size of earthquake. For the most hazardous coasts — such as around Northland and Great Barrier Island, parts of the East Cape and Wairarapa, and on the Chatham Islands — it is possible that waves could reach over 15 metres above the normal sea level at the shoreline. When a tsunami comes onland there are rare circumstances in which the maximum water level can go even higher, particularly if the torrent of water becomes squeezed into a narrow valley. In these situations a ‘‘run-up’’ height of 35 metres is plausible on the most hazardous coasts. Geological evidence of a past tsunami has been found at 30 metres above sea level in Northland. In contrast, there are areas of the west coast of the North Island where the maximum tsunami height at the shoreline is not expected to exceed five metres (and worst-case run-up heights not expected to exceed 10 metres). How often would we have a local or regional tsunami? Small tsunami caused by earthquakes close to New Zealand are not as unusual as many people think. The Cook Strait earthquake

in July of this year caused a tsunami big enough to be measured, but too small to cause any harm. The Dusky Sound earthquake in 2009 caused a tsunami that caused major difficulties to the boats moored in the Sounds of Fiordland, and left starfish and other sea-creatures stranded in trees. In the 20th century there were two dangerous local tsunami that both occurred in 1947 along the coast north of Gisborne; these had maximum run-up heights of 11 metres and six metres. In the 19th century there was a tsunami associated with the 1855 Wairarapa earthquake, this had maximum run-up heights of about 10 metres; and there were probably another two tsunami caused by earthquakes in the East Cape region during that century, though details are limited. The historical evidence suggests that dangerous local or regional tsunami may occur in New Zealand about every 40 or 50 years on average. So it is likely that at least one such event will occur in the lifetime of most New Zealanders. When is it likely we would have the next local or regional tsunami? We cannot say. Most tsunami are caused by earthquakes and we cannot forecast these. How many people have been killed by tsunami in New Zealand? One person was killed on the Chatham Islands by a tsunami in 1868; the tsunami was caused by an earthquake in Peru. There is some evidence of tsunami having swept through Maori villages before the arrival of Europeans in New Zealand, but the numbers of casualties are not known. What damage have tsunami done in New Zealand? GNS Science estimates New Zealand has experienced about 10 tsunami of five metres or more since 1840. With our country having much lower population density in the past than today, the damage has not been as great as it would be now. . Is this not just crying wolf? Estimates of size and frequency are always going to be inexact. Even when an earthquake causes a tsunami it takes time to get accurate information. The assessment is realistic against our current understanding. To underplay the danger would put people at risk. We accept that there will be false alarms that can lead to public complacency and we need to keep informing the public to help get over that.

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Recipe No. 58

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Ingredients (Serves 4) Old El Paso™ Crispy Chicken Soft Taco Kit* 2 Tbsp of Pams olive oil

2. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a large fry pan and place chicken pieces into the pan in a single layer. Allow to cook for 3 – 4 minutes each side until golden and cooked through. Remove from pan.

500g chicken fillet, sliced into thin strips 1 butter-crunch lettuce Old El Paso Squeezy Sauce Range (Chunky Salsa, Smooth Sour Cream, Smooth Taco Sauce, Chunky Guacamole)

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Method: 1. Toss Chicken and 1 Tbsp of oil in a bowl. Add Crispy Chicken Spice Mix and toss until chicken is lightly coated.

3. Wipe out the inside of the fry pan with a paper towel and warm soft tacos one at a time by placing in the hot pan for a few seconds on each side.

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4. Serve chicken in the warm soft taco with lettuce, sweet chilli sauce and top with some squeezy sauce of your choice

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Incognito, BMW-style, the next generation M3 and M4 hit the track at the Nurburgring test track in Germany.

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hen BMW unveiled the Concept M4 Coupe at the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach, California, in August, there were no technical details announced with the car. There was, however, plenty of speculation that suggested a new twin turbocharged in-line six-cylinder engine would provide the motivation for the M4 Coupe and the next generation M3 sedan. Those stories have proven to be true with BMW announcing performance targets for the M3 and M4 along with pictures of disguised cars in testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife race track. The six-cylinder turbo is another change of engine philosophy for the M3. Previous M3 generations have used naturally aspirated engines — a fourcylinder in the original, a six-cylinder for the second and third generations and a V8 for the current model. The new BMW M TwinPower Turbo

six-cylinder engine will produce about 320kW — up from the 309kW of the current 4.0-litre V8 engine in the M3. Torque rises by about 30 per cent with BMW promising ‘‘substantially more than 500Nm’’ from the turbo six while retaining its high-revving performance with a 7500rpm red-line. The new engine has two single scroll turbochargers, High Precision Direct Injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve timing and Double-VANOS seamlessly variable camshaft timing. The variable valve and camshaft timing provide fully variable control of intake valve lift. Fuel consumption and exhaust emissions will be reduced by about 25 per cent and the engine meets new EU6 emissions standards. The cars’ weight has been reduced to just under 1500kg, a reduction of about 80kg, which also benefits the driving dynamics and fuel efficiency. Weightsavers include a lighter gearbox, a carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) driveshaft, higher aluminium content in the new five-link rear suspension and a carbon fibre front strut reinforcing

brace weighing 1.5kg. A CFRP roof panel has previously been exclusive to the M3 Coupe but the next generation M3 Sedan will also adopt this feature saving about 5kg and lowering the centre of gravity. BMW has confirmed both cars will be available with the choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual clutch (DCT) transmission. Optional features will include carbon ceramic brakes and the Adaptive M suspension with Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes, enabling the driver to choose between a more comfortable damper setting for motorway driving or a stiffer set-up for dynamic driving on country roads, and a third option that minimises wheel movements and maximises dynamic performance for use on the track. There’s been no confirmation of a global release date for the production models — although BMW will launch both body styles at the same time. January’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit seems a likely stage for the M3 and M4 Coupe to make its global premiere.






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Cerato’s class act Road Test: Colin Smith Pictures: Andrew Warner Things move fast in the world of Kia. Such as subtle model specification changes for the new Cerato sedan during the time between my drive of

KIA Cerato 2.0 SX sedan $40,490 SAFETY: Dual front airbags Front and side curtain airbags Front seatbelt pretensioners and load force limiters Electronic Stability Programme and Traction Control Anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and emergency brake assist Front and rear parking sensors Reversing camera LED Daytime running lights 2 x ISOFIX child seat mountings 3 x child seat tether points Immobiliser security system Full size spare wheel CRASH TEST RATING: Overall rating (2013 Australasian NCAP rating) ★★★★★ FUEL ECONOMY: Combined (claimed): 7.4 litres per 100km Road test results: Combined: 7.7 litres per 100km

the flagship 2.0-litre SX version and this road test going to press. Checking the Kia website this week, I noticed the Cerato 2.0 SX sedan had nudged over the $40k mark. The $38,490 pricetag I’d noted during my road test had become $40,490, and looking further I discovered a 1.8 SX model has joined the sedan line-up at $37,490. Primarily, it’s a move which introduces a 7.0-inch touchscreen satellite navigation and multi-media system to the SX models, and also means the sedan line-up now mirrors the Cerato hatch line-up, which went on sale in September. The third generation Cerato is one of the impressive newcomers of 2013. Where the second generation was conventionally handsome and delivered competitive specifications, the new Cerato boasts standout styling and improvements across pretty much every aspect of its design, to position itself as a contender for class leadership. SX grade is the t0op level of specification, with leather trim, heated front seats and a ventilated driver’s seat among the treats, along with dual-zone air conditioning, a bootlid spoiler, proximity key access with push button engine start, a power sunroof and 17-inch alloy wheels. The 2.0-litre SX also gets biXenon headlights, alloy pedals and a chilled glovebox. The test car was the original specification without satellite navigation. A 1.8-litre engine with a healthy 110kW output is standard in entry level LX, mid-grade EX and now SX models as well. The 2.0-litre brings not only larger displacement but also direct injection to the premium version. The 1999cc GDI engine develops 129kW at 6500rpm and has peak torque of 209Nm available at 4700rpm. Enthusiastic power

THE NUMBERS — ENGINE 1999CC 16-valve four-cylinder direct injection petrol Maximum output .......................................... 129kW at 6500rpm Maximum torque.......................................... 209Nm at 4700rpm Length, width, height ...................... 4560mm, 1780mm, 1435mm Wheelbase, kerb weight ................................... 2700mm, 1319kg Fuel tank capacity, wheels ............... 50 litres, 7.0 x 17-inch alloy Tyres ....................................... Nexen SP643a 215/45 R17 radial.

The Kia Cerato features classy styling and improvements across almost every aspect of design. delivery and a six-speed automatic transmission gives the Cerato the gearing to accelerate eagerly or achieve easy highway cruising. The transmission is one the Cerato’s best attributes, with smooth upshifts, swift kickdown response and steering wheel paddle shifts for manual gear changes. The engine settles at a relaxed 2000rpm in top gear at 100km/h, with downshifts to 2700rpm in fifth and 3700rpm in fourth. Kia claims 7.4 litres per 100km and my road average was 7.7L/100km, with consumption on a highway trip being 6.9L/100km. The Cerato sits on the highway with a confident stance, and the Nexen 215/45 R17 tyres offer plenty of grip but produce some coarse chip road noise intrusion at highway speeds. Driving dynamics are no longer the arena where the Kia experience is compromised. The Cerato steers accurately and offers a well-sorted ride, with the suspension soaking up bumpy surfaces. There’s a small amount of initial bodyroll and then the Cerato provides some taut body control. The three-mode Flex Steer system — selected from a button on the steering wheel — varies the

assistance level from the electric power steer and also alters the degree of self-centring. There’s no doubting the Cerato’s visual presence, with the sleek lines based on a long 2700mm wheelbase, a fast roofline and short rear deck. The detailing catches the eye as well, with the 17-inch alloy wheels in a bold five twin-spoke design, LED daytime running lights, indicators in the door mirrors, a bootlid spoiler and front fog lights. Interior materials and the fit and finish are impressive, and would stand comparison with considerably more expensive cars. The black leather is highlighted by silver stitching and is extended to the dashtop, and there’s carbon-look trim inserts, metallic detailing and soft-touch plastic surfaces. The leather steering wheel — which is tilt and reach adjustable — tidily finds space for audio, phone, trip computer, cruise control and Flex Steer buttons. Features that make the Cerato SX just that little bit more convincing include the deep centre console storage, chilled glovebox and generous-size door bins with bottle holders. I’d like to see Kia put some more effort into seat design. The SX

driver’s seat has 10-way power adjustment with cushion height/tilt and slide/recline adjustments plus power lumbar support and a twoposition memory. But the seat feels quite hard and could do with a little more side bolstering and shape through the lower back and across the shoulders. There’s the impression of sitting up quite high rather than actually in the seat and this puts the spotlight on the most obvious design drawback of the Cerato. Headroom in the front is marginal, thanks to that sweeping roofline and the sunroof installation in SX models. Being able to lower the seat another 10mm would make a considerable difference for taller drivers. The slightly taller Cerato hatchback offers a few extra millimetres of space for taller drivers and passengers. Cerato’s rear seat space is also a case of tight headroom but good kneeroom. The 60/40 split backrest design has handy release latches in the load area and there’s a particularly generous 482 litres of cargo space. The Cerato still manages to find room for a full-size spare wheel.







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Quality carpet care from a cleaning expert in the field Carpet composition has changed dramatically over the years — some carpet care companies have failed to take that fact on board. ‘‘They still use methods which saturate the carpet, it stays damp and smells for weeks,’’ carpet care specialist Roger Bloxham explains. ‘‘The smelly old chemical methods have been superseded, but in saying that there are still some applications that require a chemical treatment. The important thing is knowing which application is suitable for what.’’ After nearly three decades of taking care of Horowhenua carpets Roger is an expert in the field. ‘‘Generally we have good quality carpets in New Zealand, carpeting your home is a big investment and looked after properly lasts for years and years.’’ Some well-meaning owners hire carpet cleaning machines but, as Roger explains, it’s often money wasted and in many instances more expensive than getting a professional in to do the job properly. ‘‘The little rug cleaners you hire have a single engine, not very powerful and do about half the job. Professional cleaners have two motors, they’re a powerful beast,’’ he said. The big machines not only remove more dirt, but also more liquid so the carpet is pretty much dry when the job is finished. This application is also ideal


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Less than a month until new child restraint rules apply The NZ Transport Agency is reminding drivers that changes to child restraint laws come in to force on November 1, and the agency is urging parents and caregivers to plan ahead to ensure that they can comply with the new rules and keep their small passengers safe. From Friday November 1 the mandatory use of child restraints in vehicles will be extended by two years — so all children will need to be correctly secured in an approved child restraint until at least their 7th birthday. Transport Agency road safety director Ernst Zo¨llner says the new rules will help to keep more children safe on New Zealand roads. ‘‘The new rules for child restraint use are being introduced for one purpose — to stop children from being killed or seriously injured when travelling in vehicles. The death or serious injury of any child is a tragedy, and even more so when it can be prevented with the use of simple and widely available equipment like child restraints,’’ Mr Zo¨llner said. Seats and safety belts installed in vehicles are designed and manufactured to most effectively protect an average sized adult in the event of a crash. Children, because they are smaller and have a different body shape to adults, need additional seating equipment to keep them as safe as adults in a car. Mr Zo¨llner said for safety reasons child restraints used in New Zealand must be ‘approved’ and must

FIND OUT MORE Plunket , ACC and Horizons Road Safe will be manning a stand in between 10am -2pm at Te Takere during the last week of — October 29th-1st November providing information on booster seats requirements for five to seven year olds. display standards markings to show they are approved and safe to be used. More information about approved standards for child restraints and list of certified Child Restraint Technicians, who can provide expert advice, can be found at In the 10 years from 2002 to 2011, crashes on New Zealand roads claimed the lives of 24 child passengers aged 5 to 7, with another 115 suffering serious injuries. There are currently an estimated 175,000 children aged between five and seven in New Zealand. ■ Current law requires children to use child restraints until their 5th birthday, and children aged five, six and seven to use an approved child restraint if one is available in the vehicle. If not, they must be restrained in any child restraint or safety belt that is available. From 1 November (because of the mandatory age extension) this part of the rule will only continue apply to children aged seven.

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HOLIDAY accommodation wtd Waitarere Bch, Dec 26, 27, 28 for 5 65yrs+ adults, happy to care for pets. Call Jan 07 378 8483 or 0274 418 298. MUM of one seeking a long term place to call home, 2 - 3 bdrm + garage, in Levin ideal. Phone Nicola 021 0821 5395.

TO PLACE AN AD Ph: 06 368 5109 Fax: 06 368 2366

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Landscape Garden & Turf TREE work, removal, stump grinding, branch mulching, fences, decks, building maintenance. BJ’s Building & Property Maintenance 027 249 2575 or 368 7895.

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HEDGECLIPPERS for all your lawnmowing and odd job requirements. Phone Jamie 06 368 3539/021 208 4949.

Lawnmower Repairs CHAINSAWS, mowers, ride-ons, weedeaters, waterblasters, concrete saws, posthole borers, trailers, pumps etc, we hire and repair all makes and models. Levin Hire & Repairs, 126 Hokio Beach Rd. Phone 368 5058.

TV Video HARTLEY’S SERVICES Ring Steve for your aerial and dish installations

(06) 368 8429 after 5pm or 027 298 3413 anytime


4.3 m3 of Pine, buy now LANDSCAPE mainten- for less, $220. Phone 027 ance. Ring Mike 368-0630 244 8348. or 027-242-3773. DRY DRY DRY firewood. PYO from $20 pick up. Mac, Gum, Pine, Douglas Health Fir, 28 Tararua Road, Levin - in big glasshouse. 0274 A Grade. BOWEN


Natural effective treatment of problem back, neck, arm, RSI, shoulder, sciatica, sport and body pain, etc. Phone 368 6525 021 0234 8009 Alan Hay 111 Ryder Cres Levin 12 noon - 8pm daily Monday - Sunday

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SOUTHEND Cycles now offering $1 deposit on Laybys now for Christmas.

Garage Sales


31 BURN ST Saturday 8am. Furniture, garden tools, water blaster, ladder, bbq, tv, golf clubs, household items, beds. TO VISIT VISITED


47 GEORGE ST Saturday, not before 7:30. Furniture, clothes, toys, games, sporting equipment. TO VISIT VISITED



We buy any trucks, vans, utes n 4wd any make or model, dead or alive.


TO PLACE AN AD Ph: 06 368 5109 Fax: 06 368 2366

Phone 0800 717 273

For Sale CARPET OVERLOCKING AND FRINGING SERVICE Available at our factory shop together with a large selection of NZ and imported rugs. Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm Open Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm NORCA RUG CO. LTD 248 Oxford Street Levin Phone 368-8844


18 THE AVENUE Saturday 12th, not before 8am. Furniture + bits & pieces. TO VISIT VISITED


(conditions apply)


8 KINROSS ST Saturday 12th, 8am. Wanted to Buy Danielle Steele books + or Exchange assorted goods. BUYING now. Legacy TO VISIT VISITED Antiques, Shannon. Phone 362 7117.

Min $200 up to $3,000


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10 TRAFALGAR ST Saturday 8am, household lot. TO VISIT VISITED


NORRIE ST Saturday 8:30am start. All sorts. TO VISIT VISITED


7 ALICE PLC Saturday 8:30am start. LADDER, furniture, large household items. lazyboy, garden tools, TO VISIT VISITED ladder, golf clubs, tv & more. Phone 368 3856.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Horowhenua Chronicle

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Notices Employment Motoring

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ADVERTISING (06) 368 5109

LEVIN SALEYARDS Tuesday 22nd October Start time 12 noon


2yr Angus & Angus x steers 20 2yr Angus & Angus x heifers 30 yrlg Friesan bulls 100 yrlg steers 100 yrlg heifers 50 Weaner steers & heifers For entries & enquiries contact: ELDERS Rhys Staples 027 209 2836 David Haworth 06 368 2642 or mobile 0274 504 133 PGG WRIGHTSON

Callum Stewart 06 323 5440 mobile 027 280 2688



Registration and Fun Night Monday 14th October


10.30 am Calves 11.00 am Prime sheep Store lambs Ewes 11.30am Weaners Yearlings 2yr old cattle Bulls CONTACT ELDERS: D Haworth (06) 368 2642 mob 0274 504 133 Rhys Staples mob 027 209 2836 PGG WRIGHTSON Callum Stewart (06) 323 5440 mob 027 280 2688

Darryl Harwood (06) 323 2399 or 0274 491 174 Richard Trembath 0274 993 992 Emmet McConnell 0274 437 671 Office (06) 324 8135

★★★ Public Notices

Restricted Fire Season Notice Lower North Island Region The Minister of Conservation, as fire authority for all State Areas which are not included within a Rural Fire District, gives notice to the public that a year round (365 day) restricted fire season applies to all lands administered by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and where applicable, all fire safety margins within one kilometre of State Areas. No one shall light a fire or permit a fire to be lit in the open air on these lands or within the safety margins without a written permit from a Rural Fire Officer, or as may otherwise be approved by DOC under the Forest & Rural Fires Act. Anyone lighting a fire in the open is reminded that they may still be held liable for the consequences arising from the fire and care must be taken to avoid fire spread. Fire permits must be applied for from local DOC offices listed in this notice between the hours of 8.00am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION CONTACT Gisborne: 06 869 0460, Napier: 06 834 3111, Palmerston North: 06 350 9700

This notice is issued pursuant to Section 22 (2) of the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977 Damian Coutts – Director Conservation Services (Principal Rural Fire Officer), acting under delegated authority from the Minister of Conservation

For any fire emergency – please dial 111

Waiopehu College

Enquiries: 368 6977 or 367 9242

CHURCH FAIR at Levin Uniting Church

Oxford Street Next to the Adventure Park Saturday 12th October between 8:30am - 11:30am Stalls include: Fresh veges - Baking - Sausage Sizzle White Elephant - + more For more information information phone 368 6977


288 OXFORD ST (opp Countdown c/park) LEVIN

Agria Potatoes $5.99 a bag or 2 bags for $10 Happy Time assorted biscuits 1.5 kilo $13.50 a bucket Yum Cha style dim sims & dumplings $13.90 bag Many more specials in store! All specials available for 2 weeks Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10:30am - 5:00pm - closed Wed & Sun

Clive hit the nail on the head when he recruited his hammer hands from the Local Classifieds. >> localclassifieds >> say it. sell it. buy it.

Public Notice Off Renewal Sections 41(4) Sale of Liquor Act 1989 Harris Store Limited, has made application to the District Licensing Agency at Horowhenua for the renewal of an Off Licence in respect of the premises situated at Cnr Main & Whyte Streets, Foxton, or the New World known as Foxton New World. The general nature of the business to be conducted under the licence is Supermarket. The applicant seeks to renew the licence on the same terms and conditions under which the applicant presently operates without any change: Monday to Sunday 7am - 12 midnight. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Horowhenua District Licensing Agency at 126 Oxford Street, Levin. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the renewal application may, not later than fifteen (15) working days after the date of the first publication of the notice in a newspaper or newspapers in accordance with the Act, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Horowhenua District Licensing Agency at Private Bag 4002, Levin, 5540. This is the second publication of this notice. The first publication was made on Friday 4th October, 2013.



2:00pm Friday October 25, 2013 Te Awahou Masonic Court Community Centre Hall, Main St, Foxton



30th October 5:00pm Foxton Primary School Staffroom All welcome


Buy & Sell Trades & Services


Public Notices




Stock Auctions




In Memoriam

Memorial Headstones

PETTERSON - SCOTT FRYER, CANDERLE, Colin and Jenny Michael David Mervyn. Bruno. Petterson join with Mandy, Luke, Chloe, Passed away 3 years Murray and Jeanette Mike Jnr, Bianca and ago today, 11~10~10. Scott in announcing mokos would like to Loving mate and the engagement of thank whanau, husband for 53 years. Silent thoughts, tears Michael and Gemma. friends, MSD staff, unseen We are delighted! Greyhound friends, Rugby League and PN Wishing your absence was only a dream. Hospital for the aroha and support you have Sadly missed. Deaths shown us recently. Amore Maria. Mike departed us DAKEN, suddenly but with our Allan Gordon. children and mokos, COPELAND, Of Levin . Mike still lives on. Charles Finlay (Chic). WWII Reg No: 46546. There are so many to October 11, 2012 Formerly of name, so please accept Waipukurau and this as a personal To hold your hand, to Wairoa. On October 9, acknowledgement. see your smile, to sit 2013, at Levin Home and talk with for War Veterans, He aroha mutunga you awhile kore ki to ¯ ma ¯ tou Levin. Aged 94 years. To be together in the wha ¯ nau o Kereru, ki to ¯ Loved son of the late same old way would be Arthur and Lillian. ma¯tou wha¯nau hoki o my dearest wish today. Nga ¯ ti Tukorehe. Ka Loving brother and With love from Vi. brother-in-law of Jean pai ki muri, ka pai ki mua, ka pai nga ¯ mea and Val O’Leary. Loved Uncle of Evan katoa. Na¯ te nga¯kau and Christine, and the iti, te wha¯nau Fryer late Barbara and all of (McDonald). their families. Special “He kokona whare ka cousin of Jim Cooper. kite, he kokona nga¯kau Ph: 06 368 5109 Many thanks to all of e kore e kite” Ph: 06 368 5109 Fax: 06 368 2366 the staff at the Levin Fax: 06 368 2366 Home for War Veterans for the special care given. Funeral Directors A service for Allan will be held at Levin Home for War Veterans, Prouse Street, Levin on Saturday October 12, at 11:00am, followed by private cremation at Horowhenua Crematorium.


Harvey Bowler Funerals Levin and Otaki FDANZ Locally owned

LANKSHEAR, Lisa Frances. (nee McArley) Of Levin. Suddenly at home on October 7, 2013. Dearly loved wife and best friend of Kirk. Loving and devoted Mum of Andrew, Blair, and Daniel. Loved daughter and daughter-in-law of the late Colin and Nancy McArley, Gordon and Zena Lankshear, and will be sadly missed by all of their families. A tribute for Lisa can be placed on her page at A service to farewell Lisa will be held at The Salvation Army Worship and Community Centre, Durham Street, Levin, TODAY Friday October 11, at 11:00am, followed by burial at The Avenue Lawn Cemetery, Levin.

FUTURE Sight ClairvoyBowler Funerals ant Card Reader. For Harvey Levin and Otaki FDANZ appointments phone Val, Locally owned 06 210 0883.

Church Services

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Open Tuesdays 10am - 1pm Tuesday evenings by prior appointment

“Healing Rooms” Hope Centre, 3 - 7 Kent Street, Levin 0800HEALING or 0800 432 546 A free service where teams of three people pray with you for your physical, emotional and spiritual needs.


Funeral Directors



"My Life, My Funeral" kits.

Simply call and we will happily send one out to you. This kit is an invaluable source of information and will help to ensure the wishes of a loved one are respectfully carried out.

Ph: 0800 332 273


Horowhenua Chronicle

Friday, October 11, 2013



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Horowhenua Chronicle 11-10-13  

Horowhenua Chronicle 11-10-13