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South Levin residents joined forces with their local policing team during the weekend to attack the graffiti problem which has plagued their patch. Organising the graffiti cleanup programme was logistically challenging for the Levin South neighbourhood policing team, constables Fiona Barker and Damian Graves. Visiting every owner affected by graffiti took some doing but the team had a number of issues they believed the cleanup would address. ‘‘We need kids to know it’s not normal to accept vandalism as part of your LVN221113fwgraf2 community,’’ Fiona said. ‘‘If you get to the stage ONE GOAL: To clean up the anti-social graffiti created where you accept graffiti, by a few who have no community pride. and don’t find it offensive, achievement. ‘‘Graffiti is a billboard for something is very wrong.’’ Residents from their policing area anti-social behaviour. ‘‘The people in this area don’t want turned out in force, cleaning up over 50 defacedsites, stating loud and clear they that label, they don’t deserve it and have were not prepared to accept it any more. put so much effort into getting rid of it.’’ She hopes the message will get ‘‘We were totally blown away by the support we got for the graffiti eradi- through to those responsible for the vandalism. cation project,’’ Fiona said. The Levin South Neighbourhood As they worked around the streets, policing team is based in Hinemoa St. the group gained momentum. ‘‘We are so proud of the people here, ‘‘We had a chap who agreed to waterblast graffiti on his own fence, then what they’ve done,’’ Fiona said. It is obvious the feeling is mutual saw what we were doing, so joined us and with local residents having given wholedid several other places for us.’’ Fiona believes the people in the area hearted support to the police-initiated should be extremely proud of their project.

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THANK YOU The Levin South Neighbourhood Policing team of Constable’s Fiona Barker and Damian Graves would like to thank the following for their contribution to making the project so successful. Horowhenua District Council staff and Youth Voice, councillors Tony Rush and Gary Good, Haydn Brush Company of Christchurch, Resene, Placemakers, Enviropaints, Innova products, Levana, Corrections, Keep Levin Beautiful, Life To The Max, Hinemoa House, Housing New Zealand, Chorus, Neighbourhood Support Group, Downers contractors, Taitoko School staff and members of the Junior Neighbourhood Support Group, Electra, Crightons, Mobile Sound and local band Homage. LVN221113fwpolice6

STANDING UP FOR THEIR COMMUNITY: Community constables Damian Graves and Fiona Barker. PICTURES: FRANKIE WEBB


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Speaking rights

Further to speaking rights at HDC council meetings (letters by Charles Rudd, Christina Paton and Councillor Garry Good), I believe that speaking rights should be available to the public at large so that democracy prevails and the open debate of issues occurs. Speakers both for and against proposals on the table should be heard. Councillors sitting around the council table have the right to hear the views of the public. Especially so when these speakers are generally well informed about the issues under discussion. Councillors deserve the right to the full range of information about the issues under discussion at the council table before they vote on the proposals placed before them. MARGARET JEUNE Levin

Berm times

What a fuss about Mr Ryersson’s plants on the berm! I often walk by there, and I always think how nice it looks as it is always meticulously cared for. There are far more hazards around the town caused by overgrown hedges and untrimmed trees encroaching on footpaths. Leave the poor man and his few little plants alone! If Council are so keen on removing something, they can come and clear away the dog turds from my berm. There are seven of them there at the moment. KATE LANG Levin

Alcohol damage

The Horowhenua Chronicle reported on November 15, ‘Alcohol remains factor in violence’. This reinforces other police reports that alcohol is a major factor in road fatalities. One-third of all arrests relate to alcohol, as well as half of serious violent crimes. The World Health Organization has identified alcohol as an important risk factor for more than 60 different health disorders. Our society has an opportunity to debate the social cost of alcohol and the advantages and disadvantages of liberal alcohol licensing. According to the Council’s pre-election report, councils are required to establish at least one District Licensing Committee by December 18. That committee will include councillors and appointed members of the public, and will be responsible for determining all licensing and managers certificates. I hope that on that committee there will be some people who understand

the effects of alcohol upon society. I am unsure as to the authority of such a committee, but rather than simply seeking to raise money from the licensing fees as a fluid revenue stream, it should address some serious questions. If alcohol is associated with such disorder in society, how much money from the sale of alcohol is used to fund the cost of policing, health, welfare programmes, maintaining shelters for battered women, alcoholic rehabilitation etc? What recompense is offered to the victims of alcohol-related incidents? Should the sale of alcohol be regulated like the sale of ammunition for guns, as more people die from alcohol-related incidents than from shootings? Should a photo ID licence be required for the purchase of alcohol and each purchase entered into a central database accessible by police? Should proprietors and alcohol companies be exempt responsibility, or be liable for fines if death or maiming result from the sale of their alcohol? KEN RIDDLE Shannon

Thank you

On behalf of the team at the Horowhenua SPCA, a huge thank you to all our supporters for their generosity at our recent successful Annual Appeal Collection. Thank you to our staff and volunteers who gave their time to help out collecting. We raised much needed funds to continue our work with animal welfare in our community. Thank you. LINDA SCHWANNER Centre Manager - Animal Welfare Inspector Horowhenua SPCA Levin

Minimum wage

While the relevant Trade Unions regularly promote the concept of a more substantial minimum hourly rate for all New Zealand workers, the same situation doesn’t appear to apply to Members of Parliament, Senior

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Rose breeder’s name will live on



NEW NAME: Levin Rose Gardens will be officially renamed The Nola Simpson Gardens this month. By TANYA WOOD Levin’s Public Rose Gardens will be renamed the Nola Simpson Rose Gardens tomorrow in recognition of one of the country’s top rose breeders and former life member of the Horowhenua District Rose Society. Council voted unanimously at its meeting earlier this month in favour of the name change following a submission made by the Rose Society to Council’s draft Reserve Management Plan 2013. President of the Horowhenua District Rose Society, Anna Bradbury, said a lot of people in Levin may not have heard of Nola, but in the international rose world she was hugely respected. ‘‘We’ve got a number of her roses in the Levin rose gardens and a lot of people will grow her roses without realising who she was. ‘‘She was just an incredibly gifted woman who really started the breeding programme with brown roses, as well as a staunch member of the local rose society back in the day.’’ Mrs Simpson, who was born in 1930 and died in 2011, was also a recipient of the


THE Hot Chocolate rose bred by Nola Simpson. Queen’s Service Medal in 1995 for services to roses and Dux of Horowhenua College in 1948. Husband John, also a rose breeder,

bred her favourite rose, Velvet Lustre, but it was Mrs Simpson who later went on to breed the first brown Hybrid Tea roses in New Zealand: Hot Chocolate and a milk-chocolate version, Chocolate Prince. Mrs Simpson’s nephew, John Ford, wanted to thank the Rose Society for promoting his aunt in this way. ‘‘I can hear her say ‘oh go on with you, I don’t deserve that’ but I know she would’ve been as pleased as punch.’’ The society and Mr Ford will contribute towards the cost of the new signage. Council’s facilities manager Pete Shore, responsible for overseeing the Reserve Management Plan review, said Council would also, in due course, like to place a sign telling the story of Nola Simpson. The official renaming on November 28 at 9.45am by Mayor Brendan Duffy will tie in with a visit by international rose growers and breeders who attended the International Rose Show in Palmerston North last weekend, and with the Rose Society’s 60th Jubilee celebrations this weekend.

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Christmas pantomime a big hit By TANYA WOOD Look out behind you, it’s panto season! When young Abby and Tommy wish for a new Christmas tree, they find themselves transported to Santa’s World to help stop a disgruntled sorcerer ruining Christmas forever. There’s plenty for the children to boo and hiss at in The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t, as Doshmier, superbly played by Willis Beckett, almost steals the show as the evil sorcerer who lost his faith in Christmas as a young boy. In classic Vincent Price style, Doshmier swirls his black robes and wields his staff with menace, threatening to turn all children into spiders. However, even Doshmier can’t resist a few groan-worthy gags after throwing a couple of elves into the cauldron to make sauce — ‘‘After all, I am the Sauce-era’’ and ‘‘it smells like K Elf C’’. (For any children who may be reading this, the elves do survive the dip in the cauldron.) The 50-strong cast put on a memorable performance with some stand out performances from the two young heroes played by Scarlett Ruruku-Hunt (on this particular night) and Jacob Reeves, Leteisha Te AwheDowney as Lolli and Edmund Mose Tuialii as the Gingerbread Man. Sarah McMillan and Taylor Salton are the perfect comic foils as elves Fizzle and Fazzle who survive the cauldron. The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t, written, produced and choreographed by Linda Buckley, also had enough references to local personalities and bawdy


BE CLAUSE: Mrs Claus holds court in Santa’s workshop in Levin Little Theatre’s The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t. gags from Mrs Claus (who seemed to go up several bust sizes between acts) and Floss (think Dame Edna on a budget, on viagra) to keep the adults amused. Well-known songs were given a make-over as the elves, in sunglasses, sing ‘toys greased

lightly to the Greased Lightning tune from Grease, adding in some 50s jive and air guitar moves, the ‘spiders’ do their thing to a version of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, while elves Fizzle and Fazzle sing Big Elves Do Cry to the tune of Big Girls Don’t Cry when their toenails are removed with

garden shears. Top marks to set designer David Latham and his team for transporting us to a magical Santa’s workshop and into Doshmier’s caves of doom, to the wardrobe girls for an array of wonderful costumes and to special lighting effects from

Kenneth Ireland. And as for Santa, (Dave Key’s swansong performance after 14 years treading the boards), he rides to the rescue on a scooter to save the toys and sweets from melting into a big sticky mess but how well you’ll need to go and find out for yourself.

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Kids’ wishlists wanted It’s that time of the year again, and Santa and Mrs Claus are waiting to hear from Kiwi kids. Santa was in touch with New Zealand Post this week and is inviting children around New Zealand to write and tell him their special Christmas wishes — including any presents they hope to receive. He says he was amazed at last year’s response and is keenly awaiting another bumper load of letters this year. ‘‘Seeing my snow-covered letterbox stuffed with mail is one of my favourite sights. It really gets me in the mood for making and wrapping LVN201113santa1 presents.’’ Santa says he’s CALLING ALL KIWI KIDS! Santa wants to hear from you. had a bit of time off your name, full address and postcode. since last Christmas and is raring to go Or visit again. and fill in the online form. ‘‘We’ve got the full team on standby New Zealand Post is assisted by the myself and Mrs Claus are match-ready Royal New Zealand Foundation of the and the elves and reindeer have been Blind again this year to provide special through rigorous pre-season training. large print and Braille letters for ‘‘There’s a lot of work to do. We know children who are blind or have low that Kiwi kids really love their vision. Visit Christmases but I’m confident the team santaletter for details will work well again this year and Letters to Santa need to be posted to us support me in personally responding, by by December 8 to get Santa’s reply in letter, to all the kids in New Zealand who time for Christmas Day. contact me. Santa says to attach a stamp and address your letter to him at: Santa Claus Santa’s Workshop North Pole 0001 He says don’t forget to clearly include


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In training and off benefits By TANYA WOOD Keeping young people away from the benefits’ office, and breaking the benefits mentality before it takes root, is the aim of the Youth Service supporting 16- to 18-year-olds. Replacing the old youth community benefit system last year, payments provided under the new scheme, run by Life to the Max, help support young people who are either no longer able to live in the family home, or young parents, continue in some form of educational training rather than be dependent on state benefits. LTTM Business Manager Jacqui Moynihan stresses the Youth Service payment is not a benefit, but is a payment that ‘‘comes with obligations’’. Young People applying for the service undergo an initial interview and a full assessment of their needs with a LTTM staff member. Once accepted, staff will support the young person in finding a course that interests them, and address any other issues such as living conditions and basic health and wellbeing. ‘‘Part of the obligation is to have regular updates with us,’’ says Mrs Moynihan. ‘‘At the moment we have 42 young people and 26 young parents enrolled with the service, and we know there are many more young people out there who would benefit greatly from this service. Young people are far better off


THE team at LTTM looking after the Youth Services scheme that aims to keep young people off benefits and in educational training. From left Tracey Robinson, Briar Moffatt, Ann Mulligan, Shirlene Taylor, Tracey Haley and Pauline Mofatt. staying in education and having the opportunity to make permanent, sustainable changes in their lives. We don’t want any of our young people in that benefit mentality.’’ Tracey Haley sees first hand the positive changes already being made in young lives as one of the LTTM Youth Service mentors. ‘‘One of our young girls wasn’t in school, had no income and was ‘couch hopping’. With a bit of motivation and support she is now doing really well on a hospitality course and getting excellent feedback from the

training provider.’’ Ms Haley says part of the problem is not having an adult around to help with even the basics like enrolling with a doctor or dentist, or learning to budget money. ‘‘We’re like a second mum to a lot of these young people. They enjoy the different vibe with us.’’ Mrs Moynihan says even parents may not be aware their children are eligible for Youth Service, or for a non-funded service called NEET — Not Engaged in Educational Training — for 16 to 17-yearolds who are living at home,

but need extra help and motivation getting back into some form of educational training. ‘‘Now that the current school year is ending, there’ll be many young people feeling aimless when they really need to be enrolling now for courses starting next year. No young person wants to be cast adrift and we would encourage anyone who needs our help to come and see us.’’ ■ For parents and young people wanting more information about Youth Service or NEET, contact LTTM on 06 368-8005.

Sweet success By FRANKIE WEBB Horowhenua Sugar Craft members Ivy Waite, Doreen Watkins and Barbara Green produce work not only good enough to eat, but good enough to bring home a truck load of prizes. Having entered the New Zealand Cake Decorators Guild show in Nelson, competition from around the country was fierce. ‘‘There were well over 200 people entered,’’ Horowhenua president Doreen Watkins said. ‘‘That’s a bit less than past years, but the quality was excellent.’’ The three ladies brought home four trophies and a stack of certificates between them. ‘‘We each had to create a

single poppy and a carnation spray from cold porcelain or sugar paste,’’ Ivy said. The flowers look incredibly real. ‘‘Sometimes we press real leaves or petals onto the icing to get the print just right,’’ Ivy said. It is very hard to tell that the flowers are not real. The colours, sourced from throughout the world, are a perfect match to real flowers. Decorating cakes is a technical business, each woman has a tool kit any workman would envy. ‘‘Most decorations have wire running through them,’’ Ivy said snipping a ‘stem’ with pliers. ‘‘Some icing is edible, but the cold porcelain contains baby oil and porcelain dust so wouldn’t go down too well.’’ Doreen has



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been decorating cakes for over 50 years and received the Judges Trophy for her carnation spray in the open section. Ivy and Barbara are relatively new to the craft but

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FOR the first time in over a decade hear the three Bands of Horowhenua in concert together, including the Pipes and Drums of Horowhenua

Triple treat for band lovers By PETER FRANKLIN

It will be a joy to participate with our local Horowhenua Pipe band once again and perform the combined items at the conclusion of the concert, including this iconic march.

A fantastic concert that combines the musical talents of brass and pipes is set to wow the crowds in a one-night musical spectacular. Organised by the award winning Levin and Districts Brass Band, President Chris Craddock said, he was really excited at the prospect of hearing all three bands in concert under the one roof at the same time . ‘‘This is going to be a concert not to be missed. As a teenager I marched down the main street of Levin in a combined pipe and brass band playing Scotland the Brave. It will be a joy to participate with our local Horowhenua pipe band once again and perform the combined items at the conclusion of the concert, including this iconic march.’’ he said. The Levin and Districts Bass Band will open the programme with a half hour of entertaining music ranging from traditional to modern arrangements, which also includes the band singing an item. The Levin Centennial concert band will present a varied programme of light entertaining numbers, sure to get the audience toe tapping. The Pipes and Drums of Horowhenua will play their set and medley a week prior to them participating in the Palmerston North Square Day Competition.

— CHRIS CRADDOCK, Levin and Districts Brass Band president

Mr Craddock said at the end of the concert all three bands will form to present a ‘grand finale’ with such favourites as Amazing Grace, Scotland the Brave and Highland Cathedral. ‘‘It is going to be a wonderful afternoon of band music appealing to both young and old,’’ brass band conductor Colin Honey said. ‘‘We are fortunate to be presenting this concert in a wonderful venue, the Levin Performing Arts Centre, with a fine acoustic which will enhance the musical experience for all.’’ ■ Sunday December 1 2pm at Levin Performing Arts Centre, 661 Queen Street East, Levin. Adults $10 students $5 (under 5s free) family pass $20. For further information please contact Chris Craddock 027 410-2420.

BREATHE EASY SUPPORT Horowhenua Breathe Easy Support Group is holding their last meeting of 2013 tomorrow at 10.15am, in the Hudson Room of the Levin Cosmopolitan Club, Oxford Street South. Morning tea is in the spirit of Christmas and after a short meeting members will be entertained by the St

Joseph School Choir. If you suffer from a lung condition, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema, we welcome you to meet other people with a common interest and to enjoy friendly fellowship. For more information phone Carroll on 368-6255.


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All Blacks fans need a break with BEVAN SANSON After fending off a very good English challenge at Twickenham last week, the All Blacks’ unbeaten season came to its inevitable conclusion against the Irish with Monday’s nail-biting victory. Ireland might have one of the more astute rugby brains in Joe Schmidt coaching them, but the Irish are sadly hindered by history when it comes to their encounters with the All Blacks. It was once said that God invented alcohol so the Irish wouldn’t rule the world. If that is the case, and given many an Irishman’s passion for a tipple or two it’s probably true, then one could argue that God invented the All Blacks so that Irish rugby fans forever remain a frustrated lot. A 10-all draw in 1973 is still the closest the Irish have got to beating the ABs. Their latest effort, which was a mighty one, was their best chance in 40 years. So now the men in black can sit back and reflect on an unbeaten season, that for a Jonathan Sexton penalty it might not have happened. Another thing that almost didn’t happen was my watching of the test. If not for the early rising of my daughter, I would have blissfully, and happily, missed the match, settling for catching up on the result and a few highlights at my leisure. In recent years I’ve discovered that I have a rugby quota. There are only so many games a year I can take an interest in. Given that my passion for the game goes beyond that of the All Blacks, by the time I’ve watched a few club games, some super rugby, sevens and a spot of the provincial stuff, 14 All Blacks tests simply does not fit into my rugby allotment. Servicing the corporate and financial needs of the game is a

balancing act NZR works hard to get right. Sadly continuing to ask one team to do the bulk of the work is wearing out the players and many of us fans. The last match of the year was superb, historical and almost rewrote said history books for the beleaguered Irish. Although familiarity does not always breed contempt, it can breed lethargy. It can also debunk myth, legend and eliminate fear. With the All Blacks now playing sides that once trembled at the thought of them with metronomic regularity, the All Blacks myth has eroded. Surely this myth, built on an impressive winning record, is one of the attributes that draws sponsors to brand All Blacks. It’s why we have been fans since we were kids, why we dreamed of being part of the legacy and why today we at times question the game’s direction. Not to criticise for the sake of it, but simply because we give a stuff. There is a real danger New Zealand Rugby is not producing rugby fans, but All Blacks fans instead. And there’s a difference between the two.

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Initiative good for rest home residents By TANYA WOOD A Horowhenua initiative to establish a nurse practitioner at rest homes that took the supreme award at the recent MidCentral Health Awards 2013, is starting to receive national interest and is proving health care can be done differently. Sylvia Meijer, the nurse practitioner doing the rounds of The Masonic Village, Levin Home and Reevedon Rest Home for the past three years, says her role allows for a growing level of personal care for residents. ‘‘I am able to visit each resident at least once every three months and monitor their general health and wellbeing. ‘‘I can also see someone straightaway if they’re not feeling well, which means residents don’t have to wait to see a GP. ‘‘If we can prevent a bit of a cough or a small rash becoming a big issue then it’s a win-win for residents, rest home staff and the local health system.’’ Her role includes diagnosis, treatment and ordering any tests required. Josie Magee has been a resident at the Levin Masonic Village for nine years and says it definitely helps seeing the same person every time. ‘‘Sylvia is as good as it gets. If you want the doctor, you’ve got to wait a week, but not with Sylvia. She’s there and you can’t go wrong.’’ A year-long evaluation of the initiative commissioned by Central PHO and MidCentral DHB showed emergency department visits and acute hospital admissions dropped by 28 per cent and 22 per cent respectively, in the three Levin rest homes, compared to a 21 per cent increase at facilities without a nurse practitioner. One of the report’s recommendations was to establish a strategy to roll out the innovation nationwide. Sylvia says she does not work in isolation, but very closely with rest home nursing staff and GPs, as well as the primary and secondary health support services for older people at the


HOROWHENUA nurse practitioner Sylvia Meijer, right, was part of the award-winning initiative to introduce nurse practitioners in rest homes, with Levin Masonic Village resident Josie Magee. Integrated Family Health Centre in Liverpool St where she works from when not at the rest homes. ‘‘Everyone has been very supportive of this role but it just doesn’t hinge on one person. Working more closely together has made the difference. It’s allowed for robust discussions

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All adults have a role in stopping abuse THE SIGNS OF CHILD ABUSE


STUDENTS from Waiopehu College with their Buddies helping to raise awareness that every adult plays a role in preventing child abuse. By TANYA WOOD Life-size cardboard cut outs of children, decorated by members of Footsteps Poutama Education Services, were used to bring home the message that child abuse is not acceptable and adults need to speak up for children. Called Buddies, the cardboard dolls were at Waiopehu College last week,

reunited with the students who helped take part in bringing the dolls to life by painting them in skin coloured tones. Celia Thomas from Footsteps Poutama Education Service said it takes a community to look after a child. ‘‘Child abuse is happening all around us in everyday settings and we need to recognise the signals and know what to do if we suspect a child

needs help.’’ She said staff at Footsteps were supporting Buddy Day on November 15, the country’s only national community event aimed at raising awareness about the role every adult plays in preventing child abuse. The Buddies had been taken to a number of organisations in Levin, including Council, Te Runanga o Raukawa, Child, Youth and Family and

Harcourts, one of the national sponsors of Buddy Day. Ms Thomas said everyone had been very supportive of the message that it takes a community to be involved. ‘‘Children are unique individuals and it’s imperative to understand that a child’s self worth comes from their sense of belonging and believing that they are capable, valued and worthwhile.’’

Children hardly ever tell adults directly if they are being harmed. Some of the more common signs and behaviours that can act as a ‘red flag’ that there might be a problem, are: Crying, being moody or irritable — too much or too often Acting out of character Being unable to concentrate Not being hungry or changes in eating habits Keeping to themselves or acting withdrawn Being afraid to go home or running away Having physical injuries that are hard to explain Looking uncared for or always being ‘sickly’ Complaining of pain or irritation in the genital area If you are worried about a family or a child, there are a number of organisations you can contact for help and support: Child, Youth and Family 0508 326 459 Your local police station Footsteps Poutama Education Service 0800 366-878 Banardos 0800 227-627 Plunket 0800 933-922 The Salvation Army 04 384-5449

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THANK YOU: Horowhenua Floral Art and Garden Club members Marilyn Baines and Liz Hill want to thanks to Horowhenua for supporting the club’s exhibition in the old telecom building last week. PICTURE: FRANKIE WEBB

Art exhibition well received By FRANKIE WEBB Horowhenua Floral Art and Garden Club fundraising exhibition was hugely successful. A glitch in the Horowhenua Chronicle said the show was starting last Friday but it was infact the Friday before. ‘‘We are delighted with

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Special teacher’s passion for students By PETER FRANKLIN What makes Levin School Special Unit so special is the staff, lead by a happy chappy by the name of Mr Harry. For 30-years Mr Harry, as he is known to both students and staff, has built a caring career helping special needs students achieve the best they can and, in doing so, made to feel part of the main stream student body. ‘‘I’ve got a fantastic group of teacher aids who have the same passions for these children as I do, and that makes all of the difference,’’ Mr Harry said. He admits to getting a lot of satisfaction from his job, something that a lot of working people miss out on. Mr Harry started teaching special needs pupils at the old Levin School on Oxford St. When it closed, he moved to the new school and has continued to provide his students with the best opportunities by accessing and developing individual education programmes that are achievable and encourage the students to step up another level. He said it is about understanding each individual, working with a skilled group of professionals and he believes the key factor is involvement and support from parents. His involvement does not end with his special needs students. Mr Harry is the organising force behind other events including the school cross country, athletics day, relief teachers, lucky book club, Daffodil Day and Kids-can.


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Lines boss calls for more transparency Power charges are back in the limelight as one of New Zealand’s smaller lines companies takes on one of the largest sharemarket giants over who is gouging consumers. At the heart of the battle is pressure from lines companies for all power bills to transparently disclose where the costs come from. Infratil, which has large investments in the retail and generation market, has claimed (Infratil September Update) that since 1990 it is clear the largest cost has been from lines charges. The Electra Trust, owners on behalf of its 42,800 consumers of the Electra lines distribution network in Kapiti and Horowhenua, say it’s had enough of blatant misinformation from the big retailers and produced real facts. Electra’s distribution costs have increased since 1990 by 8.6 per cent above the rate of inflation and the Trust has challenged each of the big retailers to produce their increases over the same 13-year period. Trust chairman Chris Turver said a breakdown of a typical power bill in Kapiti-Horowhenua shows that 8 per cent is the cost of getting power from the national grid, 21 per cent is Electra’s net cost of distributing that power over 1700 kilometres of mixed urban/rural land, and 71 per cent is charged by the big retailers. Despite lobbying by the lines companies, power bills do not disclose these three critical pricing factors because the retailers, who produce the consumer bills, have consistently refused to co-operate. Mr Turver said the extensive misinformation in Infratil’s article has brought into the open a crusade by the





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Top stock at junior ag day

By FRANKIE WEBB Farmers have enjoyed a great growing season which was evident with the quality of stock presented at the Horowhenua Boys and Girls agricultural club finals day. ‘‘All stock was in top order,’’ Secretary Carol Christensen said. ‘‘Entries in the kid section was up on previous years and infact all sections were well filled.’’ Top awards were well distributed amongst the eight schools represented. Ohau School took the lion’s share of calf awards with Thomas Hudson taking the ringcraft Championship and

Champion Calf title, while fellow Ohau student Alysha Honore took the Champion Dairy Type from brother Ben who stood Reserve. Poroutawhao School’s Zac McKean was reserve champion for ringcraft. Poroutwahao also took the Club Shield for best presented group with Charlotte Lovelock, Abbey Pedley and Cody Pedley. Charlotte also took the LIC Kiwi Cross Champion best cross bred Dairy calf. Te Horo student Angie Leckie won the Lamb Championship from Ohau’s Emma Tito. Te Horo School’s Aoife Pearson took out the Kid Championship with Ohau’s Emily Schleuss reserve.


Aoife also won the Best Care and Rearing award from Ohau’s Jacob Stratford.

STOCK numbers were high in all sections and following a good growing season were in top condition.

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Holiday Parks invite locals to visit Ever wondered what keeps attracting visitors to stay at your local holiday park? Now you’re being offered a chance to find out and help raise funds for charity at the same time. Many holiday parks around New Zealand, including Himatangi Beach Holiday Park, are holding an open day on Sunday December 8. Organised by the Holiday Parks Association, the objective for the open day is to update, and in some cases change, the perception that locals may have of their holiday park. Many people still think of holiday parks as camping grounds with very basic facilities. In reality most offer quite sophisticated facilities, including motel style units, wireless internet and great facilities for children, said Association Chief Executive Fergus Brown. The days of the kapok mattress and saggy innerspring mattresses are well and truly in the past. The first thing many prospective visitors do is check out the communal bathroom facilities before checking in, Mr Brown said. Many of these have been updated with some parks even offering under-floor heating. Over 180 of the association’s 300 members are Qualmark rated. Many holiday parks have made a significant investment in developing their product to better meet the demands of both domestic and international visitors. Holiday parks provide more than 20 per cent of all commercial guest nights in New


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to sinterklaas! Foxton’s Dutch Market celebrates more than just a first birthday on December 5. “We’re incredibly proud of how this has developed,” Michael said. “We want to acknowledge the contribution from the people who work here, the people who promote us and the people who support us”. It’s no coincidence the market opened on December 5, which in the Netherlands is celebrated on Saint Nicholas’ eve, Dec 5 (his birthday is Dec 6, Sinterklaas Day). “We invite everyone to come toThe Dutch Market and join in the celebrations,” Michael said. “Sinterklaas will be at the

market between 6pm and 9pm on Sinterklaas eve.” The Dutch Market is part of Foxton’s iconic De Molen, the two ventures have done nothing but compliment each other. “It’s been a win, win situation,” Michael said. “We generate visitors for Foxton Main Street by sending them to De Molen, and vice versa.” There really is nothing likeThe Dutch Market experience. Christmas gifts for those people who have everything, souvenirs for overseas posting, authentic tastes of Europe, cheeses, chocolates, sausages and surprises.

THE DUTCH MARKET Hours - 5th Dec 10am - 9pm 6th & 7th Dec 10am - 4pm

DE MOLEN WINDMILL Hours 5th & 6th Dec 10am - 4pm 7th Dec 10am - 9pm

for people to see what their local holiday park has to offer. And with the busy summer holiday season fast approaching, it’s a good chance

to decide if a holiday park would be a good option for any visitors they might be having over Christmas, or for their own holidays, Mr Brown said.


Visit Sinterklaas Thurs 5 Dec 6-9pm at THE DUTCH MARKET Come and join us to celebrate THE DUTCH MARKET'S First Birthday * 10% discount on purchases

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de Molen Windmill Visit Sinterklaas Sat 7 Dec 6-9pm at DE MOLEN WINDMILL Take a tour of the windmill and visit Sinterklaas in his cave!


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Whats on at Te Takere

CHALKLE CLASSES Today 10 per cent deposit NZ Home Loans: How to have your home loan approved with as little as 10 per cent deposit, 5.30pm. Monday How to use your computer: A workshop helping you with the things you find difficult or simply finding your

way around your computer, education suite, 10am. Tai chi: Learn the art of Tai Chi and ts health benefits, including enhancing memory, balance, co-ordination, flexibility and sense of accomplishment, 10am. Wednesday A l l A b o u t F i s h i ng : Discussing fishing gear,

c a t c h i ng te c h n i qu e s , preparing for the season ahead, the correct equipment for recreational fishing and basic advice using experienced fishermen as coaches. 6.30pm, Levin Sportsworld. R e g i s te r t h r o u gh or inquire at the Te Takere service desk where one of the staff will be happy to help you.

Thank you to all those who help us

The end of the year is almost upon us and with it comes time to reflect on the generosity of our community, to think of the many people we value and acknowledge the special contributions they all make. Every day a large group of volunteers are at work, some of them behind the scenes, helping with the smooth running of Te Takere. A dedicated group hosts the heritage facilities, helping visitors access local historical and family history resources. Each morning a number of people process and cover all the new books that come into the library collections. Another group of volunteers work throughout the week to help select and bag books to be ferried out to people who can no longer come in for themselves, and others select fresh books to be circulated out to our branch libraries. Yet another small team helps with the endless task of shelving and tidying the library’s collections. Youth Space has an energetic bunch of supporters. They run Bootcamp, teach giant chess and assist aspiring musicians. We have had so much support from other individuals in the community, whether by way of discreet donations or assistance in organising and running fundraising events. Our official Friends of the Horowhenua Libraries has run quiz nights, secondhand

TOP 10 BOOKS New adult fiction Never Desire a Duke by Lily Dalton Always in my Heart by Ellie Dean The Excalibur Codex by James Douglas The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert The Night is Forever by Heather Graham Starry Night by Debbie Macomber A Broken Family by Kitty Neale Darkening Skies by Bronwyn Parry How the Light Gets in by Louise Penny The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrelyn Sparks

book stalls, large-print book promos, Bridge tournaments and helped purchase extra furnishings for all three of our library buildings. There are people who contribute regular donations as Te Takere Club (formerly Coffee Club) members and others who give a generous annual donation or sponsorship. A huge team co-ordinated and ran the Behind the Hedges fundraiser last summer which brought many people from outside the district into Horowhenua. It is the generosity of so many that has created the vibrancy and community heart of our space. To you all, our heartfelt thanks. This place is yours, this place is ours.

WHAT’S ON TED talks: Open meeting room, 1 2 . 3 0 pm - 1 p m weekdays. Malte Spitz: Your phone company is watching. What kind of data is your cell phone company collecting? Malte Spitz wasn’t too worried when he asked his operator in Germany to share information stored about him. Multiple unanswered requests and a lawsuit later, Spitz received 35,830 lines of code — a detailed, nearly minute-byminute account of half a year of his life. Mikko Hypponen: How the NSA betrayed the world’s trust - time to act. R e c e nt ev e n t s have highlighted, underlined and bolded the fact that the United States is performing blanket surveillance on any foreigner whose data passes through an American entity, whether they are suspected of wrongdoing or not. This means that, essentially, every international user of the internet is being watched, says Mikko Hypponen. An important rant, wrapped with a plea: to find alternative solutions to using American companies for the

world’s information needs. Exhibition space: Last chance this week to see the Tuesday Art Quartet’s beautiful paintings. Today Seminar: If you are thinking of buying a house come along to the seminar in the Rimu/ Totara meeting rooms where there will be a seminar hosted by Atwell Valuers. 5pm-7pm Book launch: You are invited to the launch of Carpe Diem: Notes on a Marathon Journey by Joshua and Marie Hartwell, 7.30pm 8.30pm. Carpe Diem tells the amazing story of Joshua’s recovery after cardiac arrest which resulted in brain injury. Come along to our open meeting room to hear more. Bootcamp: Youth Space (every Monday, Wednesday and Friday), 7am-8am. Tomorrow Baby play: Youth Space, 9am-noon. Auction: Property Brokers will be holding an auction of property on the market in the Horowhenua in the open meeting ro o m 5 . 3 0 p m

7.30pm. Friday Technology clinic for seniors: Presented by Seniornet just bring along your digital device and the patient tutors from Seniornet will help you figure out any problems. 2pm-4pm. Lunchtime concert: This week featuring our own Ramon and Ria. If you haven’t heard them sing together, you are in for a treat, noon-1pm. Monday Music Monday: 2pm in the open meeting room. James Blunt - Live at Bloomsury Ballroom November 2010. Tuesday: Baby play: Youth Space, 9am-noon. Toddler time: Children’s library, 10am-10.30am. JP clinic: Kowhai Room, 11.30am-1.30pm. Civic Honours night: Te Takere is delighted to host the Horowhenua District C o u n c il Ci v i c H o n o ur s Awards from 5.30pm tonight.


SPORTSWORLD’S resident fisherman Gerald De Castro will lead a team of experts on everything fishing at a free Chalkle class being run at the shop.

A chance to get hooked on fishing Learn all about fishing from an expert. Sportsworld’s owner Ken Gurney is opening the doors of his sports shop after hours next week to teach beginner fishers all about the popular pastime. The All About Fishing class is part of the Chalkle programme hosted by Te Takere Culture and Community Centre. Sportsworld’s resident fishing expert Gerald De Castro is heading a team of experts who will help people prepare for the season ahead by discussing fishing gear, catching techniques and giving basic advice using experienced fishermen as coaches. Representatives from fishing equipment companies, including Ron Dodunski from Kilwell, will be on hand to demonstrate products. Gerald and his team will demonstrate: ■ Preparation and correct use of equipment appropriate to general recreational fishing. ■ How to put rods and reels together and load with line. ■ How to handle the gear safely and gain the best chance of fishing successfully. ■ Use of frozen baits, lures, sinkers and other basic tackle. The class is being held on Wednesday December 4, Sportsworld, 208 Oxford Street, Levin, 6.30pm. Admission is free, but anyone keen to attend should register their interest on the chalkle website ( or at Sportsworld.

EDUCATION BOOST Te Takere has brought back community education classes to Horowhenua/Levin with Chalkle. The award-winning concept is reinventing education. There are no registration fees or 10-week course commitments, just curiosity to learn something new and to meet people. Chalkle teachers don’t require any formal qualification, just an enthusiasm to share a hobby, skill, trade or area of knowledge. Classes currently on offer range from how to paint or use your personal computer to tai chi and life coaching. Holistic classes are currently in favour, with tai chi the most popular. Classes wind up for the year around December 16 and get under way again at the end of January with a fresh assortment of subjects. Details are on the Chalkle website,

Limited spaces are available. ■ Check out the large selection of fishing books in the library at Te Takere.

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90-run partnership seals victory By TANYA WOOD In a batting partnership that would make the Black Caps proud, Raniera Monk and Troy Nicholls took, between them, a total of 90 runs to help Weraroa Combined College team to victory over Horowhenua College on Saturday. Batting for the whole innings, Raniera clocked up 53 runs not out, while teammate Troy managed 46 runs, including a six, before being caught out. Not to be outdone by the batters, Weraroa bowler Kiernan Grant took five of the nine wickets for 14 runs off three overs, including a hat trick, which will earn him a second mention on the Weraroa Cricket Club honours board. Batting for Horowhenua College was Kobe Monk, brother of Raniera, who showed batting prowess runs in the family by notching up 38 runs not out. Despite the team managing to take five wickets off the 20 overs, it just wasn’t their day. Horowhenua College has won two matches and lost two so far this season. Weraroa manager Darlene Morgan says the team of 12 to 18-year-olds has performed really well so far to win three out of three matches, considering half the team had never played cricket before this season. However, with


BIG HIT: Weraroa Combined College cricket player Troy Nicholls gets set to loft a six against Horowhenua College on the weekend. another six matches to play, plus older members turning 19 at the end of the year having to leave the

Both college teams are part of the Manawatu Cricket Association secondary schools

team and new players coming on board next year, it was hard to predict future performance.

competition, which is aimed at encouraging young people to play cricket.


Stalls all set out A new evening market is starting up in Levin this month, with all profits going to charity. About 10 stalls, selling dolls, children’s clothes, handcrafted soaps, woodwork, paintings, pottery, cushions, plants and jewellery — plus garden gnomes and toadstools — will be pitched up at the Weraroa cricket grounds this Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Organisers Wyn Rose and Vicki Webster are hoping more stallholders will join the market which is planned to be held on the last Friday of every month at the cricket grounds, until April next year when daylight saving finishes. If it proves popular the women will look for indoor facilities during the winter months. ‘‘We’re regular stallholders at the Ohau Market but thought it was about time Levin had its own market and, with so many different charities needing money, we thought it was a great way to raise funds as well,’’ said Mrs Rose. The first charity on the list is the Westpac Chopper Appeal. The next evening market date will be December 20, 5am to 8pm. If wet, markets will be cancelled. Anyone interested in setting up a stall should contact Wyn Rose on 06 367-9048 or Vicki Webster on 022 651-5643.

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Socialise for health We all love hanging out with our friends; whether we’re watching the game or having a gossip over a glass of vino. Yet it turns out our friends aren’t just fun, they also give us a much-needed boost to our health. Find out why your friends are good for your health. Friendship health benefit 1: Gossip Who doesn’t love whispering about that girl who slept with your colleague despite being engaged? Everyone loves the cheap thrill gossip gives us and now we know gossiping with our friends actually has health benefits. Researchers found that people feel better when they are able to gossip about someone who is behaving badly and when they get to warn others about deceit. This kind of gossip is called ‘‘pro-social’’ gossip and it is thought to lower our stress levels.

Friendship health benefit 2: Weight Although seeing our friends often involves coffees, beers and indulgent meals, research has found our friends can help us stay slim and healthy. A study published in Plos One found that people who hang around with slim friends

tend to be healthy and slim too, but those people who have overweight friends typically gain weight. The stronger your relationship is with your friends, the more likely you are to be similar in size and weight. One of the researchers, Alexandra Brewis Slade, PhD, believes there is a correlation between friends’ weights and our own because we mirror the behaviour of our social circles.

Friendship health benefit 3: Survival Ditching your buddies for cheeky nights in and romantic dates out is going to do nothing for you if you want to live to an old age. A 10-year Australian study found that older people with a lot of friends were 22 per cent less likely to die during the study than those with fewer friends. Also Harvard researchers suggested that strong social ties may promote brain health as we age and another study found that those with many social relationships were 50 per

cent more likely to survive during the period of study. So it turns out friends are not just there for secret sharing and karaoke fun.

Friendship health benefit 4: Sports

If you’re fed up of being accused of playing too much football, we’ve got a fail-proof argument that will stop you from getting hassled about your passion: playing football increases your libido. The game is said to boost testosterone and levels of this hormone is found to be highest if you are playing at home. So, next time you consider ditching your team for a date with your girlfriend, remind yourself that playing will do you and your libido a favour.

Friendship health benefit 5: Heart We all know that bad men and women can break our hearts, but who knew good friends could mend them? Researchers have found that people who have strong social ties have better heart health

than those who have poor social ties. This heart health is thought to come from lower blood pressure, which is a result of good friendships. Shockingly, the findings suggest weak social ties could in fact double your risk of heart disease.

Friendship health benefit 6: Laughter Remember that time you and your friends laughed so hard that you thought you might have to go home to change your underwear? Moments like these are hard to beat, yet catching a fit of giggles is in fact great for our health. Researchers have compared the act of laughing to having a mild workout because when we laugh we engage our muscles,

raise our pulse and we breathe faster, meaning more oxygen is pumped to our tissues.

Friendship health benefit 7: Stress There is evidence that having a shoulder to cry on is great for your health and your stress levels; especially if you are a woman. When women get stressed they release the hormone oxytocin. This hormone makes women want to chat with their friends and open up about why they are feeling the strain. Interestingly, by opening up and sharing women release more oxytocin, which is thought to calm us and would therefore help to relive some of the original stress we felt. ■ For more lifestyle news see

ATTENTION FAMILY, WHANAU AND YOUNG PEOPLE Youth Service is a new approach to working with young people to help get them into education, training or work-based learning. This will assist in gaining the skills to find a job and have an independent future. Life to the Max is the provider of the Youth Service within the Horowhenua District. Youth Coordinators work with young people to give guidance, support and encouragement. It’s about stepping in early to help build potential.

Youth Service is for: • 16 and 17 year olds who are not engaged in education, employment or training • 16 to 18 year old young parents • 16 and 17 year olds who can’t live with their parents or guardians, or be supported by them or anyone else • 16 or 17 years old, who have no dependent children and are the partner of a specified beneficiary • 16 to 18 years old, who have a dependent child or children and are the partner of a specified beneficiary.

Contact Life to the Max on 06 368 8005 or visit us at 12a Exeter Street, Levin. Working with our community to enable better life outcomes for youth and their families in the Horowhenua District.

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EXTRACT: Nadia Lim’s Good Food Cook Book Mandarin syrup cake

Nadia Lim’s Good Food Cook Book By Nadia Lim, Random House, $49.99

This is an incredibly clever cake — it’s gluten free, dairy free and has no added fat (no oil or butter), yet is as moist and delicious as cakes get. It uses whole fruit boiled until soft and then you blitz it up (skin, pith and all), which gives the cake its amazing mandarin flavour and texture. It keeps well for up to a week in the fridge, can be frozen, and can be eaten cold or warm

mandarins, then cut in half and remove any pips. Place fruit (skin, pith, flesh and all) in a food processor or blender and blitz until smooth. Add all other cake ingredients and blitz until well combined. Pour into prepared cake tin and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cover cake with tinfoil halfway through cooking time to avoid the top browning too much. Remove cake from oven and leave in the tin while you make the syrup. Mix sugar, mandarin and lime juice together and pour over cake while warm. Allow cake to cool slightly before removing from tin. The cake is nice served warm or cold with Greek yoghurt or creme fraiche. * Tip: If you don’t have mandarins, use the same weight of small tangelos for the cake and 1 tangelo for the syrup. Check baking powder is gluten-free; dairy free without yoghurt or creme fraiche. Per serve: energy 1254kj (299 cal); carbohydrate: 32.8g; protein: 8.9g; fat: 14.9g Saturated fat: 3g

Serves: 10 Prep time: 10 minutes plus 1 1/2 hours to boil mandarins Cook time: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS 330-370g mandarins* (3- 6 whole mandarins, depending on size) 200g blanched ground almonds 1 cup white sugar 5 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract or essence 1 tsp baking powder

SYRUP 1/4 cup sugar Juice of 1 mandarin Juice of 1 lime Natural unsweetened Greek yoghurt or creme fraiche to serve


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saucepan and cover with plenty of cold water. Cover with a lid and boil gently for 1 1/2 hours. Drain and allow to cool slightly.

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Terrier Samson digging himself into trouble sand out of our son’s sandpit. My partner has never had this problem with him before. Do you know why this may have started and how we can get him to stop? — Patricia

PET PROJECT with Shivaun Statham

My partner and I have recently moved in together, and with him has come his 4-year-old terrier, Samson. Since moving into our house, Samson has decided to dig up the lawn over and over again. We fill in the holes that he makes on a daily basis, but he just keeps digging new ones. As we’re away from home during the day, he is alone with full roam of the yard so has plenty of time to dig. We’ve left toys out for him, snacks and water. But he has even started dumping all of the

Any environmental change can cause behavioural changes in a dog. A large change such as moving house and living with new members of a household can often be difficult for a dog to adjust to. It is possible that Samson is just bored during the day but it could be that he is having difficulty adjusting to the change. Repetitive behaviour can be a sign of stress. It is more likely that the digging is an expression of stress, given that he has never displayed this behaviour before. I would recommend getting a professional dog behaviourist out to your house to assess Samson and put some behavioural therapy in place. In the meantime it may help to put Samson into

Samson should be exercised twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening will also help to expend his energy in a positive way, leaving him less energy for digging.

doggy daycare a few days a week, or get someone to come and visit and walk him during the day to break up his routine. If Samson likes to dig, then give him his own specific sand pit that he is allowed to dig in. Burying treats in the sand pit for Samson to find will

encourage him to dig in that spot. To prevent Samson from digging in your son’s sandpit use a wooden cover. There are ways to discourage Samson from digging in other spots, but you need to discuss this with a behaviourist to avoid exacerbating the dog’s stress levels.

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Gadgets to make gardens better Digging in WALLY RICHARDS


ver the past 50 odd years I have come across a number of ideas or gadgets that are supposed to make your gardens better or give you an edge in growing healthier plants. I have tried a number of them; often with little or no real difference in the end results. Some are products that were supposed to do great things for your plants touted with great sell pitches lacking any proper field trials to validate their performance. Nature is a fickle thing and a plant’s performance is dependent on a number of factors from soil health to weather conditions. To validate any idea or gadget one needs to do a controlled experiment. A plant type or several plant types are chosen and placed in two groups, either in containers or open ground, in proximity to each other. All the plants are treated identically in all respects. For the purpose of the experiment we assume the plants used in the control and the test batches would be the same except for whatever extra we are going to do to the trial plants. If the trial plants grow better and stronger than the control plants or mature earlier and produce a better crop or flowers, then the gadget or product we used proved to be better than not using it. There needs to be a marked difference between the control and the experimented otherwise it’s just the fickleness of nature that has caused the difference. I remember one which was to place copper rods in your garden which was to

bring in all sorts of things to bear such as cosmic forces, magnetic fields and electricity. Well the copper rods tarnished and and the angels didn’t visit. Some actually do make a difference such as a powder that would promote greater root development hence a bigger plant faster. It worked but the retail price was very expensive. Then there is the moon gardening aspect — planting and gardening by the moon cycles. There is a certain time in the 28-day cycle which is the best time to plant seeds as the germination will be better and the plants stronger. This is normally at the new moon time and through the first quarter. As a nurseryman years ago I would be planting seeds every day for nearly 360 days of the year and if the ones planted during the new moon or first quarter were better strikes than the seeds sown during the full moon or last quarter I certainly didn’t see it. So does it actually work? I believe so, as its mind over matter and if I tell you that if you plant seeds on a special day for you, such as your birthday, you will have great success and if you believe me, then it most likely will happen. Another interesting aspect that I have come across is products that people have told me about that have made a very noticeable difference on, say, pasture or cropping land. With only one application there is great improvement in the grass or crops within a short time. I have taken a sample of the product, used it on some containers, seedlings and raised gardens and never noticed an appreciable difference. Yet I firmly believe that the trials and comments from observers are correct. My reasoning tells me that their soil was in a poor state with locked up chemical nutrients and that’s why it worked so well. Starting to bring back some balance.

MOON MATTERS: The lunar cycle can play a part in plant planning. With my earthworm invested gardens and containers they are in a near perfect natural balance so no great change. A couple of months back I received an email telling me about a pair of Irish scientists’ invention that improves the water quality by energising the water with electromagnetic energy. They state: Vi-Aqua is an extraordinary innovative technology designed to provide water with electromagnetic energy. This facilitates the metabolism of organisms improving the uptake of nutrients and the chemical interactions that normally occur in nature. Vi-Aqua is a patented technology, scientifically proven to produce results in all sectors of agriculture, particularly in the production of fruit, vegetables and livestock. In plants it increases the natural immune system enhancing the root activity and stimulating the process of photosynthesis, therefore increasing the absorption of CO2 from the air. In animals it sanitises the immune system enhancing metabolism efficiency, consequently controlling the intestinal fermentation and reducing the production of methane and ammonia.

The electromagnetic waves produced by our equipment do not interfere with other electronic apparatus. Vi-Aqua has been successfully tested for both agricultural and breeding purposes. For human consumption, however, water treated electronically may increase the effectiveness of certain active ingredients as medicines. True or false? Some web sites say its a scam and the test results are not peer reviewed. Soap makes water wetter along with a number of wetting agents. Bit hard to make your hose water soapy so in for a pound — actually 300 Euros. About a couple of weeks ago my Hosemate Vi-Aqua unit arrived and I charged up the battery so I could use it on the following days watering. Not having time to do a control testing I decided to just use it everywhere and see what happened. On the second time round of watering (24 hours after the first time) I was surprised at the increase growth on many plants and could not relate that to any more favourable growing conditions such as weather. One thing that is definite is that the water is wetter, it is absorbed better into the growing medium and container plants now need less watering than before. Note also that I have 10 micron carbon bonded filters on all my outdoor taps to remove chlorine and other chemicals so the water is about half as good as rain water. I think this device makes it just about as good as rain water. Well that’s my observation anyway. Is it an Irish scam? Does planting by the moon work? Are there fairies in my garden? I don’t know. However I do know for a fact that there is no honey bees and only a very few bumble bees due to chemical insecticides. ■ For gardening problems ring me at 0800 466-464 (Palmerston North 357-0606) Email Website



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Get your gardens in shape for summer The past few months have been busy and with Horowhenua trees and gardens bursting into life and requiring care and attention, James would like to thank all his customers who have supported the growing business. To better service the garden aspect of the business, James’s wife Mia has recently come aboard, having r e c e n tl y f i n i s h ed ec o l o g y a n d environment degrees. Mia has genuine passion for horticulture and has 10 years experience in retail horticulture and can be found working in the garden at home in her spare time. James has been busy throughout the district carrying out all forms of tree surgery, from pruning and shaping to removing and making hazard trees safer. Mulch can be delivered around the region for a reasonable price. For qualified and friendly advice or to arrange a free, no obligation quote please call James or Mia - 06 363-8170 James - 022 329-1783 Email -





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Men’s singles titles decided at Central In the mixed handicap singles, Neil Bovey beat Ray Hudson while the men’s championship singles title went to Graeme Bocock, who defeated Ross McLean. The ladies championship singles title will be fought out by Leslie Bocock and Pat Segedin. The Melva Ritsona Cup played for by women’s clubs in the Kapiti District, was won by Paraparaumu Beach. Central finished in the middle of the field. The Banner played at Foxton, with clubs from Horowhenua, was won by Central women. The championship fours were finalised at the weekend with Gary Wylie, Danny Madden, Ian McQueen and Brian Court defeating Peter Shepherd, Lou Bevan, Colin Palmer and Selwyn

Riwaka. The women’s team of Bea Gray, Ann Malone, Kathy Field and Ra Walker was successful against Janet Montieth, Leslie Bocock, Viv Hudson and Mary Clark in a very close deciding game. The highlight of the month was a team of women winning the 25th North Island Chartered Clubs outdoor bowls tournament, hosted by Johnsonville. The team of Dot Collis (skip), Bea Gray, Babs Hirini, and Janet Montieth lost only one game out of eight in the qualifying rounds.The score in the final was 23-10 against Taradale Cossie Club. This is the first time that a team from Levin Cossie club has won this competition.

GOLF RESULTS Levin Golf Club: November 19: Midweek men, net results Peter Clarke 63, Ray Harvey & Graham Hislop 65, Robert Harrison 66. Two’s, David Morgan & Martin Wallace. November 20, Ladies Summer Cup White , Stableford, Rosie Priest 35, Janice Hesp 32, Val Smith 29. Summer Cup Yellow: Diane Dunlop 39, Iris Wehipeihana, Reigh Mackenzie & Catherine Smith 37, Leanne Ward 35. November 21, Nine -hole Mixed Par, Daryl Baker 5, Ann Barnao 1, Paul Bargh, Gillian Perring, Helen Hewitson 0. November 21, Midweek men stableford: Richard Young 48, Rangi Tipuna & Eric Smith 41, Michael Muirhead, Ray Perry & John Quayle 39. Twos: John Quayle. November 21, Late starters

stableford: Ken Sterne 45, John Saulbrey 39, Doug Mitchell 38. Twos Alan Kearns, Doug Mitchell. November 23, Early starters stableford, Eric Smith 43, Michael Lloyd 40, Ron Gibbard & Martin Wallace 39. Two Eric Smith. Monthly Medal Finals Net, Philip Young 67, Robert Eadie 69, Mark Duston & John Saulbrey 72. Twos, Robert Eadie & Philip Young. November 23, Ladies monthly medal net: Sue Staples 65, Jan Kereopa 69, Catherine Smith, Judith Walton & Jo Parker 70. November 23, Late starters net: Philip Young & Paul Allan 67, Roger Perring & Robert Eadie 69, Rod Batchelar, Mark Duston, John Saulbrey & Alan Kearns 72. Twos: Robert Eadie, Adam Wallace & Philip Young. Coming events, November 30 & December 1 36 Hole Men’s

Classic, Shotgun 11.00 am Saturday, 9am Sunday. December 8 Presentation Day, December 15 Xmas Cheer. Foxton Golf Club: November 19 John Goodburn 44, Jim Roberts 43, Barry Allport 42, Tony Hunt 42, Russell Jack 42. 21 November 2013 Elliott Olsen 8 up, Ronnie Rauhihi 6 up, Doug Harris 5 up, Spencer Davis 5 up, Murray Wan 5 up. 23 November 2013 Closing day, mixed foursomes: Rob Chrystall & Christine Lee 49, Kyluie McDonald & Kevin Shields 48, Tom Ratima & Rae Jack 47, Team Spongebob 43. Men: John Davis & Elliott Olsen 48, Tony Hunt & Murray Wan 48, Kim Kuiti & Paul Hansen 47 Anthony Ilton-Maher & Tony McGhie 46.


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Chamberlain — the short-term hero By PEARL FOSTER and MICHAEL DALLY Seventy-five years ago, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was a hero to most of his own people. Chamberlain had returned from a meeting with Adolf Hitler flourishing a signed document which promised peace in our time. Barely 20 years earlier, thousands of New Zealanders had died in the war to end all wars, World War I, and if the price of peace, now, was giving up a few miles of territory to Hitler’s Third Reich, then few in the world cared. Many said, Don’t most of the people in the Sudetenland speak German, anyway? History has highlighted that Chamberlain’s policy of appeasement was a spectacular failure; Hitler and his supporters wanted more, much more. Within 12 months, Chamberlain was disgraced, and shortly after (in 1940), he was dead. In late 1938, though, the crowds loved him; the King received him; the media feted him. Meanwhile, Winston Churchill and his supporters were being dubbed as war-mongers for suggesting that Hitler was not to be trusted and that Britain should be re-arming itself for war. Prime Minister Chamberlain was transformed from a rather colourless figure to a trusted leader who was quoted almost daily; his mantra was that Britain and her allies should not become involved in a quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom we know

CAPTAINS AND KINGS ‘‘The tumult and the shouting dies; The Captains and the Kings depart: Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice, An humble and a contrite heart. Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget — lest we forget!’’ — from Recessional by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

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HERO’S WELCOME: Neville Chamberlain, returning from Munich on September 30 1938. He is holding high the paper containing the resolution to commit to peaceful methods, signed by both Hitler and himself. Chamberlain said ". . . the settlement of the Czechoslovakian problem, which has now been achieved is, in my view, only the prelude to a larger settlement in which all Europe may find peace. This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine." The large crowd all cheered loudly. Later that same day, Chamberlain stood outside 10 Downing Street, read from the document and concluded with the immortal words "I believe it is peace for our time." Again the crowd cheered loudly. nothing. In this, he spoke for most of us, too. In less than a year, though, on September 3 1939, Chamberlain was forced to declare war on Germany when Hitler invaded Poland. Like the Sudetenland, it was a country most knew very little about. But, by then, even Chamberlain knew that

when Hitler spoke of the German people’s need for Lebensraum or living space he meant more than just far-away countries with strangesounding names. Chamberlain now spoke of the failure of his appeasement policy; Everything I have worked for, everything that I have hoped for, everything that I

have believed in my public life, has crashed into ruins. Now it was time for Winston Churchill and his rhetoric to motivate the British people, and us, with his famous slogans, Blood, toil, tears and sweat, ‘‘We shall fight on the beaches, we shall never surrender’’ and for the RAF’s crucial Battle of Britain,

‘‘Never have so many owed so much to so few.’’ Was Chamberlain also the man for his time, though? Didn’t his actions reflect the mood of his people at that pivotal point in history? Was he not trying to avoid a conflict which would incur dreadful losses (over 50 million estimated dead) along with economic ruin for most of Europe? As always, people needed someone anyone to blame, and so Hero Chamberlain faded; it was time for Hero Churchill to shine. But his star was to burn out, too. The British people voted him out after the war. Maybe Hamlet, as well as the famous World War I poet, Rupert Brooke, was contemplating other great historical heroes when noting that Eve.

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SUPPORTED LEARNING FULL TIME POSITION This exciting new opportunity has been created due to an increased number of Youth Guarantee positions being allocated to HLC by the Tertiary Education Commission. Horowhenua Learning Centre requires a highly motivated, experienced tutor to teach students aged 16-19 years. Students on this course require support with their learning. Applicants must have: • National Certificate in Adult Education or equivalent qualification • NCALE qualification • An understanding of NZQA framework and unit standard delivery • Effective communication skills to youth • Ability to plan and coordinate the programme • Strong motivational and team building skills • A commitment to quality training, biculturalism and EEO principles Applications with CV and covering letter to the CEO by Friday 29 November 2013, 12 noon HLC PO Box 582, Levin, 5540 Phone: (06) 368 1095 E-mail: More information available on request


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BY HOROWHENUA DISTRICT COUNCIL MANAWATU-WANGANUI REGIONAL COUNCIL AND HOROWHENUA DISTRICT COUNCIL HAVE RECEIVED AN APPLICATION FROM HOROWHENUA DISTRICT COUNCIL FOR A SUITE OF RESOURCE CONSENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SHANNON WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT Application Details Resource consents sought from Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council: 106892 This application is for a discharge permit to discharge up to 3,075 m3/day of treated wastewater from the Shannon Wastewater Treatment Plant oxidation pond to Otauru Stream (also known as Stansells Drain). A term of two years is sought. Resource Consent No. 106892 will replace Resource Consent No. 105889 which is due to expire on 11 July 2014.

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106893 This application is for a discharge permit to discharge up to a 10-day rolling average of 1,250 m3/day (maximum of 2,000 m3/day within any 24 hour period) of treated wastewater from the Shannon Wastewater Treatment Plant onto and into land by irrigation.

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106896 This application is for a land use consent to undertake excavation, drilling, tunnelling or other land disturbance within 8 metres of the toe of the Mangaore Stream stopbanks and the true left stopbank of the Manawatu River to install, operate and maintain pipelines.


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106898 This application is for a land use consent to erect or place, operate and maintain pipelines and associated structures in, on, under and/or over the bed of the Mangaore Stream and Otauru Stream (also known as Stansells Drain). An unlimited term is sought for this application. 106899 This application is for a land use consent to undertake large-scale land disturbance associated with the construction of storage tanks at the Shannon Wastewater Treatment Plant and trenching for pipelines. A term of two years is sought for this application.

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On the road reserve and land owned and occupied by Horowhenua District Council (legally described as Lot 1 DP 30807, Pt Lot 1 DP 9923, Lot 6 DP 4514, Lot 8 DP 4514) and land occupied by Horowhenua District Council pursuant to accretion, and land owned and occupied by the Horowhenua District Council as Local Purpose Reserve - Esplanade (legally described as Lot 1 DP 68070) and also occupied by the Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council for flood management (stopbanks) and protection purposes (rock rip-rap). Copies of the application The application for the above activities includes an assessment of environmental effects. A copy of the full application may be viewed during the hours 8.15am - 4.45pm at the Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council situated at 11-15 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North or on our website Alternatively a copy of the executive summary can be provided on request by contacting Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council. A copy of the application and assessment of environmental effects may also be viewed at the Horowhenua District Council situated at 126-148 Oxford Street, Levin, the Shannon Service Centre situated at Plimmer Street, Shannon or electronically at Submission Process Submissions on the application must be received by the Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council on or before 4.45pm Thursday, 16 January 2014. Submissions may be made in writing by any person or can be sent via email to and followed with a signed hardcopy. The submission must include: 1. Details of the application in respect of which you are making the submission.

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56 Weraroa Road, Levin Tuesday 3rd December 5:30pm - 7:00pm Come and see the earthquake strengthening work that has taken place. You are invited for Christmas cake and fruit juice on Tuesday 3rd December 5:30pm 7:00pm. Come and see the strengthening work that has been done in the church before all the pews go back in. We will also display some of the photos of the work in progress. Everyone is welcome to join us. St Joseph’s would like to acknowledge and thank our wonderful local contractors:

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Resource consents sought from Horowhenua District Council: A land use consent for a Network Utility Operation in the Rural Zone and Flood Hazard Overlay, including: - The spreading of effluent; - Earthworks associated with trenching for pipelines; and - Reticulation infrastructure.

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A term of 35 years is sought for this application. 106894 This application is for a discharge permit to discharge odour and aerosols to air associated with the discharge of treated wastewater from the Shannon Wastewater Treatment Plant onto land by irrigation. 106895 This application is for a discharge permit to discharge up to 3,024 m3/day of treated wastewater to the Manawatu River from the Shannon Wastewater Treatment Plant at a maximum rate of 35 L/s when flow in the Manawatu River is at or above the 20th Flow Exceedance Percentile as measured at the Teachers College Flow Monitoring Site.


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4. Whether you wish to be heard in respect of the submission. 5. The reasons for making the submission and the decision you wish the consent authority to make; 6. Be dated and signed by the person making the submission; and 7. A copy of every submission must be served on the applicant at the address below and to the Regional Council and Horowhenua District Council. Address for Service: Horowhenua District Council, C/- Beca, P O Box 3942, Wellington 6140. M McCartney - CHIEF EXECUTIVE

MEETINGS The following meetings of Horizons Regional Council will be held during December 2013 in the Tararua Room, Regional House, 11-15 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North, unless otherwise advised: Tuesday, 3 December 10.00am Regional Transport Committee Tuesday, 3 December 7.00pm Manawatu River Users’Advisory Group Tuesday, 10 December 10.00am Strategy and Policy Committee Wednesday, 11 December 10.00am Environment Committee Tuesday, 17 December 1.00pm Regional Council Venue: Manawatu District Council, 135 Manchester Street, Feilding An Audit, Risk and Investment Committee (Tender) meeting was held in Public Excluded on 14 November 2013. Should Members of the public wish to speak at Meetings, they are advised to view details on the Horizons’ website or phone 0508 800 800. M J McCartney CHIEF EXECUTIVE

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Poppies Restaurant Lunch: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and

Brian’s parents were glad he finally found a house to rent at the age of 40

Sunday from 11.30am Friday and Saturday Buffet Dinner from 5.30pm We extend a very warm welcome to our members, your guests and visitors from affiliated clubs.

Call your local Asset Finance office for help with loans from $400 to $40,000, with same day service • Personal Loans • Business Finance up to $250,000, specialists available • Unsecured loans up to $1,000 • Branches New Zealand wide Asset Finance is a Non-Bank Deposit Taker subject to the scrutiny of the RBNZ and Financial Markets Authority (FMA). We are a registered Financial Services Provider (FSP3501) and a member of the ISO Disputes Resolution Scheme.

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Motor Parts & Accessories

WANTED CARS &TRUCKS $300 - $5000


0800 313 717 No Rego - No WOF - De Registered Damaged - Dead or Alive * Don’t worry WE BUY IT! All Makes & Models

$100 - $3000 CARS

We pay minimum $500 - $5000 for Toyota Hiace, Hilux, Landcruiser, Surf, Townace, LiteAce. * Selected Items FREE REMOVALS

24/7 Same Day Next Day

* Conditions apply (Selected items only)

To Let


LEVIN (ph 06 366 0666)

Rent P/W 1 Bedroom 27a Duke St............................................................................................$145 2 Bedroom 4/22 Macarthur St..................................................................................$160 77b Bartholomew Rd .............................................................................$165 66 Mako Mako Rd ..................................................................................$165 7 Alice Pl.................................................................................................$195 211a Bath St...........................................................................................$205 8 Rosedale Place....................................................................................$230 3 Bedroom 11 Mahoe St...........................................................................................$145 43 Hinemoa St........................................................................................$165 5 Perth St................................................................................................$175 47 Keepa St............................................................................................$190 36 Strathmore Ave .................................................................................$200 4 Bedroom 114 Tiro Tiro Rd ......................................................................................$235 31 York St ...............................................................................................$235 21 Rugby St............................................................................................$265 5 Bedroom 10 Regal St.............................................................................................$355

WAIKANAE (ph 04 974 6592) 3 + Studio 185 Te Moana Road................................................................................$495

FOXTON (ph 06 363 0030) 2 Bedroom ½ Main St...............................................................................................$130 8 Herrington St.......................................................................................$150 8 Clyde St ...............................................................................................$160 8 Liddell St .............................................................................................$160 3 Bedroom 3 Herrington St.......................................................................................$185

FOXTON BEACH 2 Bedroom 181 Seabury Ave ....................................................................................$160 2 Chaffey St............................................................................................$165 3 Bedroom 21 Dewe Terrace ....................................................................................$185 4a Shortt St ............................................................................................$190 4 Bedroom 19 Linklater Ave......................................................................................$220

HIMATANGI BEACH 1 Bedrooms 11 Ruanui St...........................................................................................$160 3 Bedrooms 82 Himatangi Beach Rd .........................................................................$240

TANGIMOANA BEACH 2 Bedrooms 6 Punga St..............................................................................................$175


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Family Notices

2 bdrm new int, pref l/term, $185p/w, lawns inc suit mature person/s. Phn 3679934/0274400685. 2 bdrms, sep dining, shw o/bath, v/tidy, new carpet, sep gge, mini lawn, 300m to shops, refs req’d, $200p/w + bond. Phone 0274 964 663. Deaths 3 bdrm family home, gge, Vogel St, pref l/term, EWERS, PESCINI, $240p/w, refs rqd. Call Nolan Percy (Noel). Viola Joan (Vi). 367 9934/027 440 0685. Peacefully on Of Waitarere. 3 bdrm house + gge, 37 November 16, 2013, at Peacefully at Liverpool St. Contact Lei Te Whanau Hospital, Horowhenua Health 027 7410 405. aged 86 years. Much Centre Levin, on 3 bdrm, tidy house, loved husband of Monday November 25, c/port, handy all ameni- Dawn. Loved father of 2013, aged 83 years. ties, 68 Queen St west, Joy, Yvonne, Rex, Dearly loved wife of refs & bond req’d, $230 Chris, Daryn, Marlene Colin for 58 years. p/w. Phone 027 221 4455. and the late Brian, Much loved Mum of

stepfather of Don, Bill, Kathie and Andy, Bruce, Jenny, Sandy Mark (Chum) and and all of their Jayne. Cherished families. Grandma of Stephen In accordance with and Angela, Brent, Noel’s wishes a Philippa, Louisa, and private cremation has Great Grandma of been held. Messages Jessica, and Nicole. C/- 284 Oxford Street, A service for Vi will be Levin 5510. held at The Salvation Harvey Bowler Funerals Army Worship and Community Centre, Levin and Otaki FDANZ CABIN, sleepout, Locally owned Durham Street, Levin, office, available on Saturday now, 3.6m x 2.4m November 30, at cabin. Delivered NELSON, 11:00am, followed by Jennifer Margaret interment at The from $55pw. (Jen). (nee Robertson) Avenue Lawn Call FREE Of Manakau formerly Cemetery. Messages 0508 CABIN 4U of Johnsonville. Our please to 717 State (0508 22246 48) brave Jen slipped Highway 1, R.D. 12 away at Arohanui Levin. LEVIN 3 bdrm, wd burner, Hospice on November Harvey Bowler Funerals fncd, deck, l/t, gge, 22, 2013. Loved partner Levin and Otaki FDANZ Locally owned $245p/w. Phn 0272493367. of Chris.Wife of Gina (dec). Mother of Kim. LOVELY 3 bdrm house, Adored sister and d/wshr, logfire, sister-in-law of Acknowledgements nightstore, great ind/out Chrissy, Annie and flow, c/port & dble gge, Ross, Steve and Nida, LINDSAY, $280p/w. Phone 04 233 Dubs and Sonia, Brian Claudia Mary. 9576 or 021 243 7476. and Sally. Treasured Jenny and Fred, Jan RECOR close town wkly aunty to all her nieces and Roger, Trevor and rent $155, references and nephews. Jenny, Maureen and required. Phn 06 368 3275. In accordance with her Bruce and families wishes a private would like to thank Business for Sale service has been held. everybody for their and Wanted Harvey Bowler Funerals messages of sympathy CLEANING round - Levin Levin and Otaki FDANZ and phone calls in the passing of their Locally owned $30k, incl gear, car, etc. Mother and Mother-in$1300p/w guar 2 yrs. Phn law. Special thanks to (06) 2102278 Leanna. Alan Smith for being a Lawn Mowing Franchise wonderful friend and the Horowhenua Mr Green Masonic Village for Income guarrantee - 90 lawns Ph: 06 368 5109 their loving care and $20,000 phone Ian Please Fax: 06 368 2366 attention. accept this as a 021 223 3072 personal acknowledgement. Funeral Directors


GRDN & lawn maintnce comp rate. Call Bob 06 367 3102/021 143 8251.

For Sale


Prefer a friendly alternative to your bank?

Lawn Care

MOBILITY Scooters new and used to choose from. Canopy’s available for the winter weather. Southend Cycles, 368 5459 call Warwick.

MEMBERS DRAW - $600.00

To Let

We buy any trucks Big or Small

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.




3 Bedrooms + 107 Rua Ave ...........................................................................................$340


In Memoriam

STEVENS, Kristine. 26~11~2008 You had a smile for everyone, You had a heart of gold, You left us with the sweetest memories, This world could ever hold. Love and miss u always. Maddie, Mum, Dad, Libby, Sam, Kyla, Bubba and Danny.


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Pulsar ďŹ nance offer has an Interest rate of 1.9% with zero deposit and 36 month term. Repayments include a $375 document fee & $10 PPSR Fee. MARAC Finance normal lending criteria applies. Applies to all new Pulsar Sedan and Hatch models only. The price point of $27,990 applies to the Pulsar Sedan ST model only. Excludes operating lease and some ďŹ&#x201A;eets. Additional on-road cost apply to above offers. All offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and are only available while stocks last between 1st - 30th November 2013.

0800-356 1814 329 Rangitikei Street, Palmerston North WWW.MANAWATUNISSAN.CO.NZ

Contact Anytime: Peter Nunn 027 388 3333 Gareth Cox 021 268 0517

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Turbo boost for Nissan’s baby SUV

Horowhenua Chronicle


TOM LANCASTER CARS 318 Oxford Street, Levin Ph: (06) 367-9555 or 0274 427 601 2004 TOYOTA COROLLA RUNX 5 Door Hatch 1.8 Auto, Airbags, ABS, Air Cond, Very tidy, 119,000 kms

$10,995 2004 TOYOTA FUNCARGO 5 Door Hatch, 1.5 Auto, Airbags , ABS, Alloys, Loads of Room, 106,000Kms SAVE $1000

Was $8,995

Now $7,995

2004 TOYOTA COROLLA RUNX 3 Door Hatch, 1.5 auto, Airbags, ABS, alloys, ??, Very tidy, No Cam Belt, 126,000Kms

$9,995 1997 NISSAN MARCH 5 Door Hatch, 1.0 auto, Cheap runabout, Tidy condition, 109,000Kms

$2,995 2004 TOYOTA WISH 7 Seater Wagon, 1.8 Airbags, ABS, Air Cond, Very tidy, 118,000 kms


ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE is an element of the Juke Turbo upgrade.

Juke has tons of zippy character


HE distinctive Nissan Juke urban crossover now offers significantly enhanced performance with the introduction of the Juke Turbo powered by the 1.6-litre direct injection turbocharged petrol engine which also recently launched in the Pulsar ST-S and SSS hatchbacks. The turbocharged MR16DDT turbo engine produces 140kW and 240Nm of torque — a substantial increase over the 1.6-litre normally-aspirated HR16DE engine developing 86kW of power and 158Nm of torque — which continues to be offered in Juke ST and Ti models. Pricing for the Juke Turbo is $41,990 while the base model ST remains priced at $32,190 and the higher specification Juke Ti is $34,290. All-wheel-drive is another element of the Juke Turbo upgrade — driving through the Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with manual mode. Torque Vectoring is part of the all-wheel-drive system not only splitting torque up to 50:50 between the front and rear wheels, it can also split torque from side-to-side across the rear axle. By monitoring vehicle speed, wheel speed, gear position, steering angle, lateral G forces and vehicle

The Juke is a car that has always turned heads.

JOHN MANLEY, Nissan New Zealand managing director

yaw rate, torque can be increased to the outside rear wheel in corners to reduce understeer and enhance the car’s cornering feel. Up to 50 per cent of the available engine torque can be sent to either rear wheel. The Juke Turbo features

the Nissan Dynamic Control System to alter throttle, steering and transmission settings with the choice of Normal, Sport and Eco modes. This system offers different display options depending on the mode in use, including a boost display in Sport mode. Standard features on Juke Turbo include multi-link rear suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, speed sensitive electric power steering, Vehicle Dynamic Control, Traction Control System, Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist. The standard safety features across the Juke range include six airbags, front seatbelts with load limiters and pre-tensioners active front seat head restraints. The normally aspirated Nissan Juke models have a 5-star ANCAP safety rating but the turbo variants hasn’t been tested. ‘‘The Juke is a car that has always turned heads and created conversation and while the styling captures a lot of attention, the addition of the all-wheel drive turbo variant adds another dimension to the driving experience of the Juke,’’ said Nissan New Zealand managing director John Manley. ‘‘The sports driving position, dynamic handling and the increased power

output make Juke Turbo an exciting option for new car buyers seeking design with performance.’’ Nissan describes the Juke as an urban crossover with bold styling inspired by active lifestyle influences including motorcycles and rally cars with a sports driving position. The interior matches the aggressive coupe-inspired styling of the exterior, with a sporty theme inspired by motorcycles, best expressed by the centre console configuration, which resembles the fuel tank of a superbike. Despite the small stature of the Juke there is five-seat accommodation with a 60/40 split rear seat offering flexible storage options. Standard features for the new Juke Turbo include Bluetooth audio streaming, steering wheel audio controls, cruise control and speed limiter, adjustable steering column and remote keyless entry. A 5.0-inch colour VGA LCD display includes satellite navigation as standard and there is push button engine start, a rear view camera, rain sensing variable intermittent wipers and automatic on/off headlights with Twilight Detection. The Juke Turbo is also fitted with leather accented seat trim and heated front seats.

2.0 Auto, Airbags, Air Cond, C.D Player, Fantastic People Mover. 136,000 Kms SAVE $1000

Was $9,995

Now $8,995

2004 HONDA EDIX 2.0 6 Seater Wagon, Auto, Spoilers, Alloys, Great Family Wagon, 136,000 Kms

$9,995 2004 MAZDA MPV 7 Seater Wagon, 2.3 Auto, Airbags, Abs, C.D, Alloys, 82,000 Kms

$9,995 2004 MAZDA DEMO 5 Door Hatch, 1.3 Airbags, ABS, Air Cond, Real tidy, 60,000kms

$8,995 2005 SUZUKI SWIFT

5 Door Hatch, 1.3 Auto, Airbags, ABS, Air Cond, Popular Hatch, 103,000kms



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2004 Nissan Teana JK

Enjoy motoring in this lovely car, 2.3 V6 Just 24,000 AA certified, As you would expect this car in immaculate inside and out, Priced to sell


Is time for a late model fully checked serviced and guaranteed car? Look at this 1300cc, Automatic just 42,000 kms, AA certified, 5 door Hatch 4 new tyres FREE BAND EXPANDER

5 12,99


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Stand out from the crowd today, This stylish and economical car just 60,000 kms AA Certified


Late model low certified kms, Zippy 1500 cc, CD player, fully checked and serviced, just 58,000kms AA certified.













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MTA Horowhenua Kapiti Used Dealer Award Winner 2004 Mazda Axela 15 F

We are really to after this high spec Mazda Axela for sale, Tiptronic gear change, CD player, tinted windows, more info at



2300 cc Sports edition, MPV alloys, Spoiler mags, Super low kms

WAS $11,995


5 $ 13,99

* Highly experienced A grade technician * Open for WOF’s no silly delays * We will not do work you do not require * Competitive prices * Friendly and approachable Call Hayden on 367 5417 HAYDEN MACMILLAN 06 367 5414 Calls Welcome After Hours

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This low km Mazda Demio is superb. Features you may like include, automatic, tinted windows and four new tyres



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2007 Mazda Demio


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Treat yourself to this superb suv. This Nissan Dualis is a pleasure to drive, See lots more information at






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2005 MITSUBISHI COLT PLUS Sought after Mitsubishi Colt plus Model, Just 38,000 kms AA certified 1500cc, alloy wheels, tinted windows


9 10,99


2004 HONDA STREAM ABSOLUTE These are neat cars for people who require

a little bit more room, low kms fully checked and serviced.



5 10,99


Wal, Roy, Pete, Ross

NATHAN (Wal) - 027 270 9941 ROSS - 0274 969 447 ROY - 06 368 5793 PETER - 06 368 8888

354 Oxford Street, Levin • Phone: 367 5414 • Email: • Service Centre: Totara Street, Levin, phone: 06 367 5417 *Finance conditions apply

*Applies to new RMC imported cars *Odometers checked on new imports

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