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Big night for heroes By FRANKIE WEBB It was Horowhenua heroes night to stand up and be counted. ‘‘This is what it’s all about,’’ Horowhenua Mayor Brendan Duffy told about 200 people attending the 2013 Civic Honours night. Te Takere, tinselled up for Christmas, looked the part. Each recipient was called to the stage as Mayor Duffy read out their incredible contributions and achievements.

Civic Honours Awards were presented to Judy Curtis for 20 years of voluntary service with numerous community organisations, Joy Dewar for 30 years’ service with Thompson House and the Horowhenua Floral Art and Garden Club, Val Hayes for 47 years’ service to Foxton and Horowhenua tourism and Dr Siu Kai Haslam for 40 years’ service to the Chinese community in Horowhenua. Certificates of Recognition were awarded to The Reverend, Dr Bob Eyles for

voluntary services as a church minister, Paul Matthews for services to the Foxton Horse Tram, Hearing Association and other community organisations and Ron and Ruth Seymour for services to mountainbiking, Scouts and Levin Uniting Church. A Special Mayoral Award was presented to Dianne Edyvane and Fred Cockram for services to the Friends of the Horowhenua Libraries and Te Takere fundraising. ■ More awards news and photos page 3

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By FRANKIE WEBB Art is not strictly for artists. Canvas printing can be an artistic outlet for those not blessed with natural artistic talent can master. ‘‘You can produce a result to be proud of if you have no artistic ability at all,’’ says internationallyrenowned artist Ronda Turk. She and fellow artist Gill Knox are giving their time and expertise for free to run a canvas print workshop as a fundraiser for the Horowhenua Arts Trail. ‘‘We want to make the day really special, something you could shout someone a ticket for as a Christmas present,’’ Ronda said. ‘‘As well as learning to create canvas prints, there will be a scrumptious lunch and morning and afternoon tea made with fresh local ingredients.’’ The workshop is at Studio 202, 202 Cambridge St on Saturday, January 25. Tickets are $55 and the day runs 9.30-3.30pm. ‘‘We guarantee everyone will leave with canvas art prints they’ll be proud of,’’ Gill said. Tickets can be purchased at Studio 202. Alternatively, phone Ronda 367 9998, or Gill 06 929 6039. Horowhenua Arts Trail on May 10 and 11 brings thousands of visitors to Horowhenua s to view local artists’ work.

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PLAYING LADIES: In the best possible taste, artists Ronda Turk and Gill Knox rehearse morning tea as it will be served during the canvas print workshop they are running as a fundraiser for Horowhenua Arts Trail.

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Watching the investment clock


with BERNARD LONG The hour hand of the investment clock remains at 11. A risk to share markets is the eventual wind-back of the US Federal Reserve’s asset buying programme. This is referred to as ‘tapering’. This uncertainty adds to our expectation that share markets will just consolidate recent price gains. Some of the implications are: - An increase in US interest rates and the US dollar. Our interest rates will stay lower for longer but we are still anticipating a March quarter 2014 increase in the Official Cash Rate. - A correction in the New Zealand share market. It is time to start selling off those high performing shares. What should you do? Talk to me. ■ Bernard Long is an Authorised Financial Adviser with Goldridge Ltd. The views and opinions expressed in this article are intended to be of a general nature and do not constitute a personalised advice for an individual client. A disclosure statement is available, on request and free of charge.

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RAIN didn’t dampen the Manakau party spirit as more than 50 people turned out despite the weather to enjoy the community garden party last Saturday afternoon. Now in its second year, the pre-Christmas function at Jennings Farm on State Highway 1, run by the Manakau District Community Association, had plenty of activities to keep party-goers entertained. Proving the most popular was firing a grapefruit from a large catapult to try and hit a target at the other end of the grounds. If you missed out this year, organisers have promised it will run the event next year, although potentially closer to Christmas Day.

MidCentral board named Health Minister Tony Ryall announced the appointed members of the MidCentral District Health Board. Each DHB board consists of up to 11 members, made up of seven elected members and up to four appointed members. The appointed members of the MidCentral DHB for the term beginning on Monday are: Mrs Kate Joblin, Mrs Barbara C a m e ro n , a n d M r R i c h a rd O r z e c ki , have all been reappointed along with Mr Phil S u n d er l a n d w h o h a s b e e n reappointed as chairman and Mrs Joblin has been reappointed as deputy chair. Mr Sunderland, Mrs Joblin and Mr Orzecki are also members of the Whanganui DHB.

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Rotary fundraiser to help Filipinos Rotary members, who erected a tree at Te Takere, hope the public will make a donation to the Philippines disaster when they fill out a card to go on the tree. Spokesman Barry Rollinson said members were fundraising for Philippines disaster relief this month. Their first project is The Tree of Hope, which is in Te Takere. The public can make a donation to the Philippines disaster fund when they fill out a card to go on the tree.

The second fundraiser is selling Christmas trees to the public, again for the Philippines disaster. These will also be on sale at the Christmas Carnival tomorrow. He said they are also running the annual Christmas raffle for a trailerload of groceries (inclusive of trailer). Tickets are being sold outside Paper Plus and New World supermarket most days of the week. Proceeds will go toward various community projects in the Horowhenua.



Community heroes


CIVIC HONOUR: Judy Curtis was honoured for 20 years of voluntary service with numerous community organisations.


COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Doctor Siu Kai Haslam has spent thousands of hours helping the local Chinese community and also the courts and police, and received a Civic Award for her contribution.

Youth rewarded By FRANKIE WEBB In addition to the Mayoral Civic Honours Awards, the Council’s 2013 Horowhenua Youth Scholarships were presented. These acknowledge excellence in academic subjects, art/culture, community service, and sport, by young people aged between 12 and 24. The $250 scholarships primarily acknowledge excellence, but also provide a small financial contribution and encourage local youth to strive to achieve their goals and dreams. Recipients this year were: James Gilroy (canoe polo), Gemma Hill (Stage Challenge), Caitlin Huria (netball, basketball, football, touch rugby, swimming), Kara Imrie (theatre, jazz, ballet), Zoe Jacobs (young parent education and support), Enique Mae KaraitianaLucas (touch rugby, basketball, taekwondo, rugby, crosscountry), Rebecca Moynihan (swimming), Dana Murdoch (maths, science, business studies, English, water polo, hockey), Kelsey Renner (biology, art, language), Britney Rolston (canoe polo), Kyle Williams-Simeon (soccer, Youth Council), and Lisa Andrea Williams (netball, basketball).


STALWART VOLUNTEER: Joy Dewar, centre, has been involved with Thompson House for over 30 years and told the audience her knees had taken a hammering going up and down the stairs but she would continue with her work there as long as she could walk. Mayor and Mayoress Sheryl and Brendan Duffy presented the Civic Honour.

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Outrage promise of book By TANYA WOOD In Levin this week for a book signing at Paper Plus, Paul Henry proved one thing standing with fans to have photos taken — he’s not as short as everyone thinks. On the second week of a national book signing tour, his second book Outrageous is a compilation of Henry’s most outrageous thoughts and rants, guaranteed to outrage somebody. ‘‘People love to be outraged. People have said they’ll start to read a chapter, get half way through and think how can this person be saying these things and by the end of it say ‘fair enough’,’’ he says. Amanda Murray from Levin was first in the queue and said she loves his humour. ‘‘I bought the book the first day it was out. It’s great how he gets straight to the point without being all PC. It’s just a good laugh.’’

Henry said it was nice to have the opportunity to say what he wanted without any censorship, ‘‘apart from a few things taken out by the publisher’s lawyers’’. ‘‘I like people to know how I feel and I like to exploit the opportunity of freedom of speech. I don’t care whether people agree with me or not but I hope that, by saying how I feel, other people will feel more open to speaking out about the things they believe in.’’ Henry hosted the morning talk show Breakfast between 2004 and 2010 before resigning over a high-profile scandal in October 2010 over his pronunciation and ridicule of the name of Indian politician. A stint in Australian television in 2012, cohosting a morning show, was cancelled after nine months due to low ratings. The new Paul Henry Show will be screening weeknights on TV3 in 2014.


ALL SMILES: TV personality Paul Henry at his book signing in Levin earlier this week with fan Amanda Murray.

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Art and pottery exhibition: Everything for sale at the Horowhenua Arts Society gallery 119 Bath Street Street. Visit our working studio open from 10-3pm Monday to Friday, 1-3pm weekends untill Christmas. Vote for your favourite art work and be in to win a prize. For more information contact DorothyBurt telephone 368-7062 or Katy Harding telephone 368-2725.


Senior Net: Having difficulty with your iPad, Macbook, tablet, eReader or phone? You can come down to SeniorNet tutor in the library for free. We are in the open space at TeTakere every Friday from 2pm to 4pm, just look for the SeniorNet sign.


Levin Christmas Parade: The Parade will leave the Aventure Park at 1pm and travel north on Oxford Street. People are advised to park well away from the main street and walk to the event, road closures will be put in polace on Oxford Street car patrking from 7am to 3pm. Traffic from State Highway 1 will be diverted into Cambridge Street. Horowhenua Greypower: Members’ special Christmas meeting. Entertainment from Unity Singers 1.30pm. At the Senior Citizens Hall. Levin, Also special general meeting to set subscriptions for 2014/2015.


Motocross: Racing at its best this weekend when the Gold Coast Moto-x club host the Leicester Memorial Cup. All proceeds from the meeting will go to the Cancer Foundation. Registration from 7.30am racing starts at 8.30am, the club will be running raffles throughout the day to raise more money for the cancer society. For further information contact Melissa Jeffs on 027 916-3933. Levin Variety Country Music Club: Levin RSA , 1pm. $3 entry includes afternoon tea. Phone Win, 0274 742-603.


Christmas Art Expo: At Levin Mall Concourse

Movie and a meal for only $35!! Applies to any movie after 5pm.

PARADE TIME: The Levin Christmas Parade is tomorrow.


Levin Mall opening Monday December 9 at 10.30am-4pm, Tuesday - Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am- 3pm. There’s a chance to win a Christmas hamper.

Friday December 13

Pasifika Coffee Morning: All Pasifika mothers are invited to a coffee morning being held by Horowhenua Pasifika Education Initiative at 10am. Join us for a tea or coffee at the plunket rooms, 76a Cambridge St, Levin, and learn about what we do and the services available to the Pasifika community.

Sunday December 15

Shannon Christmas Parade and Carnival Day: 9am to 3pm. Float Judging begins at 11am and then will participate as part of parade starting at noon sharp. Prizes to be won! Entertainment by Levin Country and Western Band 10am-2pm Carnival sites open at 9am. Stall sites available 3x3 for $20 or 3x6 for $40. Santa’s Cave will open immediately after parade conclusion for all children 8 years and under with free gift and sweets. Promote your club, school, business or organisation by participating in our annual parade. Imagination, enthusiasm and a team effort with a touch of Xmas cheer and spirit. Inquiries Joanne Roach 06 362-7901 or 027 242-8103 or Ginny O’Connor 06 362-7222 or 021 078-4306.

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (G) 95 mins Animation/Family/Comedy

Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he’s forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids. Fri 6 Dec 10.20am & 3.30pm, Sat 7 Dec 10.20am & 12.30pm, Sun 8 Dec 10.20am & 12.30pm, Mon 9 Dec 10.20am & 3.30pm, Tues 10 Dec 10.20am & 3.30pm, Wed 11 Dec (Bring Baby Too - 10.20am) & 3.30pm


(M) 106 mins Horror/Thriller (Contains supernatural themes & violence) The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Fri 6 Dec 3.20pm & 6.10pm, Sat 7 Dec 1pm & 8.30pm, Sun 8 Dec 10.30am & 6.10pm, Mon 9 Dec 3.20pm & 8.30pm, Tues 10 Dec 3.20pm & 6.10pm, Wed 11 Dec 3.20pm & 8.30pm


(M) 114 mins Action/Adventure/Sci-fi (Contains violence) Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formecs, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion. Fri 6 Dec 1.10pm, 3.40pm & 5.40pm, Sat 7 Dec 1.10pm, 3.40pm & 5.40pm, Sun 8 Dec 1.10pm, 3.40pm & 5.40pm, Mon 9 Dec 1.10pm, 3.40pm & 5.40pm, Tues 10 Dec 1.10pm, 3.40pm & 5.40pm, Wed 11 Dec 1.10pm, 3.40pm & 5.40pm

Friday December 20

Levin Twilight Market: Weraroa Reserve, 5pm - 8pm.




(M) 146 mins Action/Adventure/Sci-fi (Contains violence) Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. Fri 6 Dec 12.30pm & 8.10pm, Sat 7 Dec 2.40pm & 8.10pm, Sun 8 Dec 2.40pm & 8.10pm, Mon 9 Dec 12.30pm & 8.10pm, Tues 10 Dec 12.30pm & 8.10pm, Wed 11 Dec 12.30pm & 8.10pm

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THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (M) 161 mins Adventure/Drama/Fantasy (Contains violence)

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. Starting Thursday 12 December with a 12.01am midnight screening (Wednesday night)



(R18) 98 mins Comedy/Crime/Drama (Contains violence, offensive language, drug use & sex scenes) A bipolar, bigoted junkie cop manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter. Final Week - Fri 6 Dec 1pm & 8.30pm, Sat 7 Dec 3.20pm & 6.10pm, Sun 8 Dec 8.30pm, Mon 9 Dec 1pm & 6.10pm, Tues 10 Dec 8.30pm, Wed 11 Dec 1pm & 6.10pm


(PG) 103 mins Biography/Comedy/Music (Contains violence, coarse language & sexual references) The true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night who became a phenomenon after being chosen for -- and ultimately winning -- “Britain’s Got Talent”. Final Week - Fri 6 Dec 10.30am, Sat 7 Dec 10.30am, Mon 9 Dec 10.30am, Wed 11 Dec 10.30am


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(E) 211 mins Metropolitan Opera Season Puccini’s timeless verismo score is well served by an exceptional cast, led by Patricia Racette in the title role of the jealous diva, opposite Roberto Alagna as her lover, Cavaradossi. George Gagnidze is the villainous Scarpia. (Prices Adult $33 & Seniors/Children $28) Sun 8 Dec 1pm, Tues 10 Dec 10.30am


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(M) 104 mins Comedy (Contains offensive language) An affable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity. Fri 6 Dec 10.40am, 6pm & 8.20pm, Sat 7 Dec 10.40am, 6pm & 8.20pm, Sun 8 Dec 10.40am, 6pm & 8.20pm, Mon 9 Dec 10.40am, 6pm & 8.20pm, Tues 10 Dec 10.40am, 6pm & 8.20pm, Wed 11 Dec 10.40am, 6pm & 8.20pm


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Unbelievable risk with GRAEME JARVIS Community Constable I talked last week about the stupidity of someone placing an old television set on the railway line at the Bath Street crossing, and the potential for serious harm if this behaviour caused a derailment. I have now been told of an act by three teenage boys last week, at the Queen Street crossing, that eclipses this act in terms of stupidity and danger. The barrier arms were down, bells were ringing, and a goods train was approaching from the north, heading south. The three teenagers were waiting to cross through the crossing on the south side of Queen St. When the train reached the northern edge of Queen St, the boys walked across the tracks with just the width of Queen St separating them from the train. The train driver applied brakes in an attempt to slow the train, but at the speed it was travelling it was never going to be able to stop, let alone slow down appreciably. As far as I am aware, the train then proceeded on its journey. By the time all the carriages had passed through the intersection, the boys had disappeared. This type of act defies belief, and needs to be

stopped before serious, if not fatal harm is caused. If anyone has information, I would like to hear it. On a more pleasing note, I look forward again to being involved in the Levin Christmas Parade this Saturday. The opportunity to once more travel down Oxford St, returning to the ‘‘old days’’, will be a chance for everyone to enjoy and embrace the festive spirit. For anyone who has yet to hear details, the parade starts at 1pm, travelling from Stuckey St, right through the CBD to Exeter St,w Salisbury St and ultimately back to St Joseph’s school grounds. Finishing about 2pm, the parade will be followed in the school grounds and adventure playground by entertainment, a lolly scramble, and music that will finish at 3.30pm. Barely a week goes by that I do not get letters,

emails or phone calls referred to me, outlining the latest scam reaching our shores. While it would be easy for me to become blase´, I think it is important for local people to be reminded about the dangers of responding to this unsolicited correspondence. The thing that stands out for me, getting to view most of the scams, is the amount of effort, or lack of it, that scammers will go to to relieve you of your money. Two examples received over the past week clearly show the complexity of the letters at the top end of the scale, as compared with the bottom end. The top end is a fivepage, double-sided document, printed on good quality paper and in a multitude of colours. Spelling and grammar are perfect and the reader is bombarded with a multitude of messages about winning vast sums of money. This package provides three separate addressed envelopes, is very compelling, and very tempting, but still a scam. The other end of the spectrum is a single photocopied page, badly written with poor grammar and spelling. Either way, do not be fooled. Please take care and I hope to see you all at the Christmas Parade this Saturday.

Advice to help baby sleep safely By FRANKIE WEBB Every year in New Zealand 60 babies die from Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI — also known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) or cot death). Today is New Zealand’s first Safe Sleep Day. Safe Sleep Day is a national campaign to promote safe sleep practices for babies. Parents and caregivers will be made aware of things they can do to

reduce the risks of SUDI which is the main preventable reason for death in children under the age of 12 months. ‘‘Ensuring every baby has a safe sleep, every time they sleep, will dramatically reduce the number of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy cases in New Zealand,’’ said Plunket clinical adviser Jess Beauchamp. ■ For more visit

THERE are simple steps to reduce the risk of cot death.

PROTECTING YOUR BABY How you can help to protect your baby. Ensure your baby sleeps in its own bed (cot, bassinet etc) especially if premature, born small or your family is not smoke free. Babies shouldn’t sleep in bed with another person (either adult or child). Ensure there are no gaps between the mattress and their bed. Baby’s breathing works best for baby sleeping on its back, face up. Ensure baby’s face is clear of pillows, bedding and toys. Don’t put baby down on soft surfaces such as a beanbag or couch where they can roll into a gap or ‘‘pocket’’ and suffocate. Remove any ribbons, strings, cords etc from bedding and clothing. Make sure the baby’s bed is away from windows, curtains and blind cords to avoid strangulation. Sleep baby in the same room as the parent/ caregiver (when the parent/caregiver is also asleep) for the first six months. Your baby should be smoke free in the womb and after birth. Also make sure friends and family/whanau don’t smoke around baby. If possible, breastfeed your baby. Make every sleep a safe sleep.

Friday, December 6, 2013

MTA & Birthright Christmas in the park Tu Meke ra with the whanau of MTA and Birthright at the “Christmas in the Park�. Our tamariki and rangatahi had a PRIMO day filled with games, crafts, ta moko and kai! The day was filled of whanaungatanga, kotahitanga and Manaakitanga! Ka pai to the whanau that came along. A huge Thank You to the Kai Mahi and all the Volunteers that took time out of their day to come down and help! We would also like to say a Big Thank You to the local companies for your kind donations to our event, without your support the day would not have been such a big success. So a Big Thank you to: Shears Cutting Bar, Gipsy Caravans, Chaineys, Raewyns, Macdonalds Levin, Clarks Clothing, Paper Plus Levin, Farmers Levin, Sports World, Queens Street Lotto, Pounamu Hair Design, Shannon 4 Square, Masonic, Tattoo Fusion, Export Meat Warehouse Levin, Shadz, Rylock, The Waterman Company, The Taylor Whanau, Swazi and Peter Trotter Ltd. The Muaupoko Tribal Authority and Birthright Levin would like to wish every a Very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year!

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Waitangi Day Celebrations Muaupoko will celebrate Waitangi Day commemorations at Lake Horowhenau on the 6th of February 2014, circle your calenders! We are calling for all volunteers to assist and support this annual event. If you would like to volunteer to help with the event please contact Candyce at Muaupoko Tribal Authority on 06 3673311 or or email Kerehi Wiwarena on

Aotea Maori Land Court The next Aotea Maori Land Court meeting will be held on: Where: Muaupoko Tribal Authority - 306 Oxford Street, Levin

Please also be aware that Trustee Training can take up to one and a half hours. As Richard is only here once a month please bring along all your required documents and information. To arrange a booking please contact Candyce Taylor on: Phone: 06 367 3311 Email:

Terms of Negotiations Celebration Its time to Celebrate the hard work in advancing the Treaty Settlements and for achieving a Crown recognised Mandate to enter into negotiations with the Crown.

Time: 10.00am to 3.00pm

We are sending an invite to all whanau who would like to come down and celebrate this achievement. There will be entertainment for the tamariki and rangatahi including boucy castles and rides.

With: Richard Bennett (Advisory Officer)

Nau Mai Haere Mai Whanau!!

All meetings are scheduled for half hour sessions. If you require more time, please advise when you are booking your appointment.

WHEN: 14 December 2013

When: 6 January 2014


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Highland stud farmlet Flat, easy grazing land Good outbuildings Price + GST (if any) and livestock negotiable in sale • 5.5849 ha / 13.8 acres • For an appointment to view, contact Jonathan today

OPEN HOME 1.00-1.30pm, Sunday, 8 December 626 QUEEN STREET ID: LEV2494508

Gemma Pettit B 06 367 0820 M 021 180 1236 H 06 367 0833

First Home Ownership Property

This is a selected FirstHome property, reserved for eligible first home buyers! - receive a government grant of $7,500 towards your deposit. Why pay rent when you can buy for this price? With your government grant to put towards your deposit, this tidy two bedroom weatherboard home makes for great buying. A blank section to transform and easy access to all town centre amenities. Eligibility criteria applies. ID: LEV2488995


Jonathan Bentham B 06 367 0820 M 027 273 8269 H 06 367 0836

FOXTON $75,000


Barry Osborne B 06 367 0820 M 027 232 7449 H 06 367 0830



To be auctioned at 12.00 noon on 11 December 2013 at PGG Wrightson Real Estate, 265a Oxford Street, Levin (if not sold prior)

Auction Action Required


These vendors are serious about selling and want a result on auction day. Tidy and well presented three bedroom home, making an ideal weekend breakaway retreat. Viewing essential - so what will you pay?


To be auctioned 12.00 noon on 11 December 2013 at PGG Wrightson Real Estate, 265a Oxford Street, Levin (if not sold prior)

OPEN HOME: 2.00-2.45pm, Sunday, 8 December 237 HOKIO SAND ROAD

Don’t miss out on rewarding your efforts by modernising throughout. Vendors need this estate sold so what will you pay? OPEN HOME: 1.00-1.30pm, Sunday, 8 December 24 ARAPAEPAE ROAD

Three bedroom 154m² home On established 646m² section Covered courtyard entranceway Single garage and workshop North facing open living/dining Heatpump and gas heater Alarm system Opportunity for DIY enthusiast Price has already been reduced ID: 2511214

Jonathan Bentham B 06 367 0820 M 027 273 8269 H 06 367 0836

265A Oxford Street, Levin Phone: 06 367 0820

Jonathan Bentham B 06 367 0820 M 027 273 8269 H 06 367 0836 PGG Wrightson Real Estate Ltd, Real Estate Agent, REAA 2008

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1 Bristol Street Levin 06 366 0880

Property Brokers Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

$359,000 Affordable unit

More than meets the eye

Bang smack in town!

WEB ID LU34018 LEVIN 24 Highbury Drive If you are looking for a home for the family then you can't go past this completely renovated 4 bedroom home. It has all the bells and whistles, is situated in a preferred area, and the primary school is just down the street. There is a fantastic kitchen/dining room which adjoins the separate lounge and a separate rumpus room. The section is fully fenced and private. Call me now to view

4 Debby Turner

Mobile 021 617 482 Office 06 366 0663 Home 06 368 9400

Investors or first home

2 1

Peace and tranquillity

OPEN HOME $125,000 WEB ID LU32742 $110,000 WEB ID LL31685 LEVIN LEVIN 5 Perth Street 9 Pohutukawa Drive This sharply priced property is an excellent Enjoy the relaxing tranquillity of Pohutukawa Drive. 3 opportunity to secure your first home or Water power and phone are to the gate, plus there grow your investment portfolio. are covenants to protect your investment. Build your dream home and enjoy the lifestyle you A delightfully sunny home with 3 1 desire. bedrooms, open plan lounge and cosy wood burner. Fully fenced and has a spacious back yard. VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 2.00 - 2.30pm

Angela Pilgrim 021 447 871

Angela Pilgrim 021 447 871



$110,000 WEB ID LU33700 $252,000 WEB ID LU31425 LEVIN LEVIN 1/13 Victoria Street 76 Parker Avenue Investment opportunity or own your own. Top location! Kindy, primary and college 1 4 This one bedroom front unit is in a good only 5 minutes down the road. Featuring 4 location, has a spacious lounge, is sunny bedrooms, big spacious kitchen and and has open plan living. Also featuring a modern gas services for cooking, hot water 1 1 carport and on a small and manageable and heating. Double and single garaging section. Vacant and ready for a new owner and a fully fenced back yard.

VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 1.45 - 2.15pm

VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 12.15 - 12.45pm

Debby Turner 021 617 482

Debby Turner 021 617 482

Home sweet home

Don't miss out




$142,000 WEB ID LU33191 $175,000 WEB ID LU33624 LEVIN LEVIN 14 William Street 2 Dorset Street Get your foot on the property ladder or This two bedroom property is well 3 2 secure a tidy investment property. This very maintained and well presented tidy 3 bedroom home is priced to SELL. throughout. Featuring a single garage, garden shed, sun porch and an established 1 1 Open plan living, cosy wood burner, low maintenance garden. natural timber floors in the dining and This home is lovely and sunny with a quiet kitchen, fenced front and rear sections. backyard. 1 1

VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 2.45 - 3.15pm

VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 1.30 - 2.00pm

Angela Pilgrim 021 447 871

Michael Utting 021 675 721

Move in today

Try this one for size

Charm and location

Family oasis - Must sell





WEB ID LU33982 $259,000 WEB ID LU33911 BEO $220,000 WEB ID LU33238 $259,000 WEB ID LU33212 $118,000 LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN 5 Cargill Street 633a Queen Street 32 MacArthur Street 6a York Street Clean, tidy, sunny and well presented This great home is just waiting for you. This beautifully preserved delightful home Totally motivated to sell this property 2 4 4 5 Featuring four bedrooms, two bathrooms, throughout. This home is ideal for an is a must to visit to truly appreciate. The today. Spacious four bedroom+, home on investment buyer looking for a good rental single garage with internal access and a bedrooms are all good sizes and kitchen two levels is situated in a sought after single carport. Private and quiet, this location. property, or a first home buyer looking to and dining areas are very spacious and 1 2 1 2 property has lovely gardens. Two living areas, two bathrooms, nice get into the property market. have lovely flow and outlook to the The kids have moved out and the vendors kitchen with modern chattels. Fantastic Lovely big section, single garage and plenty garden. want sold. outdoor entertainment area. of parking Come and take a look! 1 1 2 2 VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 11.15 - 11.45am

VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 12.45 - 1.15pm

VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 2.00 - 2.30pm

VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 12.00 - 12.30pm

Michael Utting 021 675 721

Michael Utting 021 675 721

Margrit 027 455 7706 Murray 027 490 4773

Murray 027 490 4773 Margrit 027 455 7706

Step up the ladder

Affordable living



Build your dream home


WEB ID LL33297 WEB ID LU33136 $345,000 WEB ID LL33832 $150,000 $269,000 LEVIN SHANNON LEVIN 448 Kawiu Road 77 Kennedy Drive 123 Buckley Road Let Kennedy Drive welcome you to the Come, wander down the sweeping If you have been looking to create your own dream 4 4 door of this split level home that offers driveway, listen to the birdsong, take a home then this land is a must to view. substantial living. With a rural outlook to breath of fresh country air. Enjoy the • 1.2774ha (approximately 3 acres) the north, this home captures all day sun. private sundrenched indoor/outdoor flow • Views to the Tararua's 1 2 Beautiful large lounge, with separate with rural vistas and just simply relax to a • School bus route dining and kitchen. lifestyle of easy no fuss living. Perfect! • On the verge of town 2 3+ • Country living with no covenants VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 1.00 - 1.30pm VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 1.00 - 1.30pm Murray 027 490 4773 Margrit 027 455 7706

Murray 027 490 4773 Margrit 027 455 7706

Family Friendly

Murray 027 490 4773 Margrit 027 455 7706

WEB ID LU33497 BEO $299,000 LEVIN 198 Bartholomew Road This property has so much to offer a family 4 wishing for convenience, location, space and warmth. Not often does a property of this calibre 2 come on to the market, especially in this sought after location. VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 11.00 - 11.30am

Margrit 027 455 7706 Murray 027 490 4773



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1 Bristol Street Levin 06 366 0880

Property Brokers Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

Sunny Shannon special

Elegance and charm


WEB ID LU33397 SHANNON 25 Vogel Street Vendor says sell, sell sell! What a great opportunity to buy this solid, well looked after and well presented home. Price dropped to sell.


The property comprises of three bedrooms, double garaging and lovely flat section. This is a fantastic home and has been wonderfully looked after. Don't miss out, call me today.


Featuring double garaging, additional sun room, 2 lounges, 2 bathrooms, a fully fenced section with lovely established gardens, this really does tick all the boxes.


Come to the open home, or call me today to view this gorgeous home.

3 Michael Utting

Mobile 021 675 721 Office 06 366 0881 Home 06 368 3372

This really is something special.

Time to own your own!


WEB ID LU33940 LEVIN 22 Queenwood Road VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 1.00 - 1.30pm This property is in a great location and is a very homely place. Featuring two double and one single bedrooms and a separate lounge. There is plenty of room outside to kick a ball on the 814sqm section, and has an added bonus of a big vegetable garden. This home is neat, tidy and has been well maintained. There is the opportunity to add some value here and is ready for a new owner.

WEB ID LU33881 LEVIN 5 Kilsby Place VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 3.00 - 3.30pm Situated in sought after Kilsby Place, this wonderful 4 bedroom home offers low maintenance and top spec living.


3 Debby Turner

Mobile 021 617 482 Office 06 366 0663 Home 06 368 9400

1 1


4 Michael Utting

Mobile 021 675 721 Office 06 366 0881 Home 06 368 3372

2 2

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Murray & Margrit

Local people, local knowledge, local passion

LEVIN Murray Doreen 027 490 4773 Office 06 366 0662

Property Brokers Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

Going bush

Cheap as chips



WEB ID LU33405 LEVIN 229 Cambridge Street VIEW Saturday 7 Dec 3.00 - 3.30pm This property in the northeast sector of Levin must be sold PRONTO. It comprises kitchen/dining and separate lounge.


Murray Doreen

The conservatory at the rear overlooks the fenced in swimming pool, and the fenced backyard is perfect for the children and pets. Good size garaging, with carport plus utility room. Great buying here - don't delay!

Margrit Searle 027 455 7706 Office 06 366 0661

Mobile 027 490 4773 Office 06 366 0662 Home 06 367 3556

Margrit Searle

Mobile 027 455 7706 Office 06 366 0661

3 1 1

WEB ID LL33189 OFFERS OVER LEVIN 161 Oturoa Road VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 11.00 - 11.30am There is a lot on offer here. The motivated vendors have said they want SOLD NOW! Rather than later. Comprising of a very tidy, light and warm four bedroom home with a separate bath room, separate shower room and separate laundry. The kitchen and dining area is quite spacious and features a dishwasher and wood burner with wetback. The lounge is on the north side and has ranch sliders out to an area which could be easily set up for entertaining. Come and see for yourself what is on offer.


Margrit Searle

Mobile 027 455 7706 Office 06 366 0661

Murray Doreen

Mobile 027 490 4773 Office 06 366 0662 Home 06 367 3556

4 1 2

Reserved for 1st Home Buyers!!

Cheap commercial workshop


WEB ID LC33861 LEVIN 18 Keepa Street Approx. 135m2 four bay light industrial workshop with lock up yard. three phase power, toilet, office/staff room. Offering approx. 380m2 of land with this package and it is situated just off State Highway 1. This would ideally suit a tradesperson, or someone wanting lockup storage.

$100,000 + GST

Murray Doreen

Mobile 027 490 4773 Office 06 366 0662 Home 06 367 3556

Margrit Searle

Mobile 027 455 7706 Office 06 366 0661

WEB ID LU33703 SHANNON 85 Grey Street VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 2.00 - 2.30pm This 3 bedroom home has had a recent freshen up and is being offered for sale under the Housing NZ first home scheme. There is a government subsidy of up to Murray Doreen $8200 towards the deposit for first home buyers. Eligibility criteria apply - to find out more about the First Home grant, call HNZC on 0508935266, or visit to see if you qualify, or call us to help you through the process. These are on a first in first served basis, so call today.


Mobile 027 490 4773 Office 06 366 0662 Home 06 367 3556

Margrit Searle

Mobile 027 455 7706 Office 06 366 0661

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Cnr Main & Clyde Streets FOXTON Office 06 363 0022

Property Brokers Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

Liveable, loveable

Due to Retire?


WEB ID FTU33667 FOXTON BEACH 64 Andrews Street View By Appointment Embrace the good times in this modern 4 bedroom Lyn Vining home nestled on a lovely sunny section. The tinted Mobile 027 436 7596 Office 06 363 0032 double glazed windows, heat transfer system and Home 06 363 5596 woodburner will keep you toasty warm in the winter and the stacker sliders provide for fabulous Lynsey Vining indoor-outdoor entertaining in the summer. The ultra Mobile 027 450 7698 modern kitchen comes with a large gas hob, Office 06 363 0036 dishwasher, waste disposal and oodles of bench. Home 06 363 5596


$335,000 4 2

WEB ID FTU33573 FOXTON BEACH 20 Dewe Terrace VIEW Sunday 8 Dec 12.45 - 1.15pm If you are looking for a special beach home look no further. The current owners have taken a lovely property and added some fantastic touches turning it into a home. Unfortunately they have been transferred for work and you can benefit from their efforts. As Lyn Vining soon as you arrive you will feel relaxed and will be Mobile 027 436 7596 ready to enjoy beach life.


$210,000 3 1

Office 06 363 0032 Home 06 363 5596


Achievement boost for wellbeing By TANYA WOOD For a group of people who hadn’t wielded hammers and nails since school, building eight picnic tables in four weeks was not bad going for a first woodworking project. The best part is, they get to keep them. Members at the Journeys to Wellbeing day activity centre in Levin, formerly known as Footsteps, took up the challenge to complete the picnic tables from scratch, as part of the monthly programmes of activities run at the centre. Juliet Tocker never thought she could do it. ‘‘I love woodwork and to come out with a creation like this is mind blowing. It’s such a confidence boost and every time I look at it, I’ll know I did that and think what an achievement. ‘‘I’ll definitely be putting my name down for more woodworking projects so perhaps we need a Womenzshed in town.’’ Ms Tocker said she’ll be giving her table to her dad as a combined birthday/Christmas present but ‘‘he knows he’s getting it so reading this won’t spoil the surprise’’. Woodworking tutor Tony McDonald from MASH Trust Healthy Lifestyles, which provided the materials, said it had been a great joint project with everyone helping each other. ‘‘I enjoy seeing the look of satisfaction on their faces from accomplishing things,’’ he said. The Journeys to Wellbeing day activity centre in Queen Street East provides support for people with mental health issues and


BACK from left: Paddy Apiti, tutor Tony McDonald, Shane Berquist, Peter Cameron. Front from left: KB Clark, Juliet Tocker, Selena Trainor. includes a monthly programme of activities designed to help people improve and maintain their mental wellbeing, and create positive relationships. The Journeys to Wellbeing manager Hinerangi Bidois said the centre is about social integration. ‘‘There is still a lot of stigma in the community around

mental health and Journeys to Wellbeing provides a safe place to be. ‘‘Our vision is to inspire and develop the individual to help counteract the stigma and discrimination they often experience in mainstream society. Open discussion and understanding of the many forms

of mental distress helps not only in the recovery and wellness of the individual, but also helps friends and family understand that mental distress is a normal part of the human experience. ‘‘One in five people in New Zealand currently experience mental health distress. We know there are a lot more people out

there in Levin who would greatly benefit from our support and we would encourage them to come and share their experiences with us to normalise mental health.’’ ■ Journeys to Wellbeing Levin Day Activity Centre, 534 Queen Street, Levin. Open daily 11am to 3pm. Ph 06 367-3393.

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Levin Christmas

PARADE & CONCERT Saturday 7th December

Starts and Finishes at Levin Adventure Park, Oxford Street 12 noon Stalls Open

Free Entry to Event

1.00pm Parade starts 2.00pm Parade finishes 2.00pm Christmas fun Concert 3.00pm Lolly Scramble 3.05pm Float Prize Giving 3.10pm Christmas Carols with Levin Brass Band (Note: The Above Times Are Approximate)


Horowhenua District Council wishes our residents and visitors safe holidays and a new year filled with happiness, hope, and joy! Horowhenua District Council will close at 5.00pm on Monday 24 December 2012 and re-open on Thursday 3 January 2013


Horowhenua District Council, 126 Oxford Street, Levin. Phone 06 366 0999 (24 hours). Email: Website



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RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER You know Dasher and Dancer And Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid And Donner and Blitzen. But do you recall The most famous reindeer of all?

All of the other reindeer (reindeer) Used to laugh and call him names (like Pinnochio) They never let poor Rudolph (Rudolph) Play in any reindeer games (like Monopoly).

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer (reindeer) Had a very shiny nose (like a light bulb) And if you ever saw it (saw it) You would even say it glows (like a flash light)

Then one foggy Christmas Eve Santa came to say (Ho Ho Ho) Rudolph with your nose so bright Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?

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Then all the reindeer loved him (loved him) And they shouted out with glee (yippee) “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer (reindeer) You’ll go down in history!” (like the All Blacks).

Shoes wishes Supreme MIKE POTHOVEN 06 368 8076 (021) 1377 231 9465175aa your family a you and MIKE 8 POWER ST, LEVIN MONDAY - FRIDAY 8AM - 5PM joyous Christmas

WINTER WONDERLAND Sleigh bells ring, are you listening, in the lane, snow is glistening A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland.

Later on, we’ll conspire, as we dream by the fire To face unafraid, the plans that we’ve made, walking in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the bluebird, here to stay is a new bird He sings a love song, as we go along, walking in a winter wonderland.

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening, in the lane, snow is glistening A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman, Then pretend that he is Parson Brown He’ll say: Are you married? we’ll say: No man, But you can do the job when you’re in town.

Gone away is the bluebird, here to stay is a new bird He sings a love song, as we go along, walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman, and pretend that he’s a circus clown We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman, until the alligators knock him down. When it snows, ain’t it thrilling, Though your nose gets a chilling We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way, walking in a winter wonderland. Walking in a winter wonderland, walking in a winter wonderland.

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JINGLE BELLS Dashing through the snow On a one-horse open sleigh, Over the fields we go, Laughing all the way; Bells on bob-tail ring, making spirits bright, What fun it is to ride and sing A sleighing song tonight, O Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way! O what fun it is to ride In a one-horse open sleigh (repeat)

Book into Courtesy Ford now for your Pre-Christmas Service Courtesy Ford - 336 Oxford St, Levin Ph 368 8379

SILENT NIGHT Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright, Round yon Virgin Mother and Child. Holy Infant, so tender and mild. Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night! Holy night! Son of God, love’s pure light, Radiant beams from Thy holy face, With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth, Jesus, Lord at Thy birth.

Silent night! Holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight; Glories stream from heaven afar, Heavenly host sing, Alleluia, Christ, the Savior is born! Christ the Savior is born!



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Come along to our Christmas Club ub b night next Tuesday 10th Decemberr for lots of great in-store deals from 3pm – 8pm. See you there!

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SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER 2013 View at 1.30pm


68 Queen St, Levin

View at 2.15pm

Set Sale (offers by) 16/12

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 8th December 2013



5 Ahmad Cl, Levin

$224,000 49 Rimu Street Brick, great location Offers 17 Princes Street Lovely 1920s villa $165,000 13 Meadowvale Drive Super tidy starter AUCTION 4 Easton Way Large family home, good location $320,000 5 Tainui Street Price reduced

3 brms, close to town, tidy presentation, off street parking. 4brms, 2 bathrooms, dble garage, low maint, $275,000.


Roz Wallace 0800 769 467 021 346 630

Sunday 8th Dec RESIDENTIAL


Sun 1.00-1.45pm Sun 1.00-1.45pm Sun 2.00-2.45pm Sun 2.30-3.00pm Sun 3.00-3.30pm


12.15-12.45pm 7 Rata Street



626 Queen Street



23 Highbury Drive



249 Cambridge Street $185,000


44 Queenwood Road


232 Cambridge Street $249,000


LIFESTYLE 1.00-1.30pm

24 Arapaepae Road



237 Hokio Sand Road


TENDER 114 Kawiu Road Massive home on 1.4ha in cul-de-sac $405,000 37 The Avenue Family Home on 1.1ha TENDER 67 Painua Road Cosy country home on 4012m2 $650,000 236 Heatherlea East Road 4 bedroom home on 6.6ha $380,000 531 Kawiu Road 4 double bedroom & study

Sun 1.00-2.00pm Sun 1.00-2.00pm Sun 2.30-3.30pm Sun 2.30-3.30pm Sun 2.30-3.15pm

WAITARERE BEACH $435,000 71 Mowhia Grove BRAND NEW at the beach

Sun 1.00-1.30pm

P: (06) 367 0820 PGG Wrightson Real Estate Ltd Real Estate Agent—REAA 2008

OPEN HOMES Open Home Times: Saturday, 7 December 2013 LVN041213spldux

THE Barber Cup for Manawatu College Dux was shared this year by Year 13 students Melissa Price and Hannah Riordan. Melissa was first in Level 3 Mathematics (Statistics), Level 3 Calculus, Level 3 Classical Studies and 1st equal in Level 3 History. Hannah was first in Level 3 Physical Education, Top Performance in Senior Physical Education (the student who has gained the highest overall results in any level of NCEA Snr PE) and Excellence in Music.

66 Sorenson Road 162 Winchester Street 17 Guy Avenue 229 Cambridge Street 48 Russell Street

Levin Enquiries Over $499,000 12:00pm 12:30pm $169,000 1:00pm 1:30pm BEO $199,500 2:00pm 2:30pm $165,000 3:00pm 3:30pm Foxton $385,000 1:00pm 2:00pm

Open Home Times: Sunday, 8 December 2013


It is time to invest into your relationships what you want to get back, at a point in the year where there are no longer any excuses to hide behind.


Pace yourself. No matter how urgent things appear to be, you have more time to work with than you realise.


There are some real opportunities to be seized, making it important to keep your professional hat on. However, don’t let life become all work and no play.


There are some conflicting forces in play this week that in reality reflect the diversity of life and just how many balls you have in so many baskets.


With both income and financial matters on the table, in your own time and on your own terms decide how you’re going to play things.


Chances are you’ve moved into the new week with a new attitude and ‘don’t mess with me’ tattooed on your forehead. Missing out is not an option.


As Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos spends his first week in your sign, this marks

the start of a remarkable turnaround.


This is the point in the year where you need to start pacing yourself and where time management becomes a lot more important.


While it’s too soon to bring your professional year home, you can take your foot off the accelerator, letting things glide home from this point.


This is the first week of a major professional comeback that will take until July 2014 to play out, with the message from the get go being to pace yourself.


Chances are that you’ll move into the new week with a case of Mondayitis, as you wake up to the things in life that you’ve been missing out on.


A confluence of playful and adventurous forces are trying to distract you this week, but rather than prove a distraction this could be just what you need.

Levin 161 Oturoa Road BEO $199,000 11:00am 11:30am 198 Bartholomew Road BEO $299,000 11:00am 11:30am 5 Cargill Street $118,000 11:15am 11:45am 150 Bartholomew Road $190,000 12:00pm 12:30pm 8 Hannan Street Negotiation 12:00pm 12:30pm 6a York Street $259,000 12:00pm 12:30pm 76 Parker Avenue $252,000 12:15pm 12:45pm 633a Queen Street BEO $220,000 12:45pm 1:15pm 77 Kennedy Drive $269,000 1:00pm 1:30pm 22 Queenwood Road $165,000 1:00pm 1:30pm 4 Linley Place $127,000 1.15pm 1.45pm 2 Dorset Street $175,000 1:30pm 2:00pm 1/13 Victoria Street $110,000 1:45pm 2:15pm 32 MacArthur Street $259,000 2:00pm 2:30pm 5 Perth Street $125,000 2:00pm 2:30pm 67 Kawiu Road $195,000 2:15pm 2:45pm 3 Dunbar Street NEGOTIATION 2:30pm 3:00pm 14 William Street $142,000 2:45pm 3:15pm 5 Kilsby Place $495,000 3:00pm 3:30pm Shannon 123 Buckley Road $345,000 1:00pm 1:30pm 85 Grey Street $82,000 2:00pm 2:30pm Waikawa Beach 24 Manga-Pirau Street BEO $395,000 3:00pm 3:30pm Foxton 1:15pm 1:45pm $125,000 16 Robinson Street 1:30pm 2:00pm Negotiation 277 Motuiti Road 2:15pm 3:00pm $259,000 212 Motuiti Road 506 Hickford Road RD11 $495,000 3:15pm 4:00pm Foxton Beach 10 Cousins Avenue East $139,000 12:00pm 12:30pm 20 Dewe Terrace $210,000 12:45pm 1:15pm 12:45pm 1:15pm $159,000 3 Kent Terrace 23A Roore Street $179,000 1:15pm 1:45pm 1:30pm 2:00pm $149,000 26 Linklater Avenue Enquiries over $320,000 2:00pm 5 Cousins Avenue 2:30pm 10 Trafalgar Street $279,000 2:00pm 2:30pm 2:00pm 3:00pm $151,000 11 Carthew Terrace 1 Kent Terrace $225,000 2:45pm 3:15pm 17 Ocean Beach Street BEO $265,000 3:30pm 4:00pm Himatangi Beach 69 Koputara Road $189,000 3:00pm 3:30pm

OPEN HOMES Sunday 8th December 12.45-1.15

4 Ely Place, Levin

Tidy 2 brm unit fab new kitchen & bthrm 1.00-1.30

2/13 Victoria Street, Levin

1 Brm, new carpet, curtains etc, sgl gge 1.00-1.30


91a Parker Avenue, Levin

3 Brm lge living areas new kitchen dbl gge 1.30-2.00


1 St Annes Street, Levin

Brick fab décor new kitchen 2brms+studio 1.30-2.00


13 Avon Street, Levin

4 Brm, large living, new kitchen



4 Parker Avenue, Levin

3 Brm, very private, spa, dble gge 1.45-2.30



10 Martin Harvey Street, Levin

3 Brms, gge, immaculate + location 2.15-2.45

$249,000 38 Read Street, Levin

Fab views mod kitchen sunny living 3brms 2.30-3.00


32 Queenwood Road, Levin

2 Brm, carport, close to town 3.00-3.30

$130,000 170 Queen Street, Levin

Tidy 3brm i/a dbl gg new bthrm 2wc’s deck 3.45-4.15


48a Read Street, Levin

Stunning character trendy décor 5 brms


Rural 12.00-12.45

1 Jervois Terrace, Ohau

Cute 3brm cottage, dbl gge, 993m² section 1.00-2.00

112 McLeavey Road, Ohau

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Friday, December 6, 2013

High-speed action on a tight Riders from throughout the North Island will descend on the Himatangi Block Road and the Gold Coast motocross circuit on Sunday for a full day’s racing with the feature event being the Lesicester Memorial Trophy. Club spokeswoman Melissa Jeffs said organisers expected some of the best up-and-coming motocross riders to contest the event. Registration opens at 7.30am, with racing from about 8.30am. She said all proceeds would be donated to the Cancer Society. During the day organisers would run raffles to help boost the proceeds. She said to make the event better they needed the community’s support. ‘‘We need spectators to come as well.’’ Motocross is an exciting sport full of high-speed action as riders negotiate the soft surface, tight turns and jumps. ■ For more information, phone Melissa Jeffs 027 916-3933.

Nine-hole golfers enjoy great conditions Results from the Central Districts nine-hole golf club competition. The final roundrobin competition for the year was held in perfect conditions at Levin Golf Course on December 2. There were 77 players taking part from nine clubs in the region. Women’s results (Nett): Division 1: Lyn Boyle (Belmont) 31, 1, Jill McGregor (Feilding)) 33, 2, Ellen Harcus (Foxton) 34, 3. Division 2: Carol Dickson (Feilding) 34, 1, Christine R o s e nd a l e ( P a l m er s t o n N o r t h) 34 , 2 , D o r o t hy Northcott (Feilding) 34, 3. Men’s results (Nett): Division 1: Peter Yortt ( M a r t on ) 3 2 , 1 , S a m McGregor (Tawhero) 33, 2, Vallis Peet (Manawatu) 33 ,3. Division 2: Don Lavender (Manawatu) 34, 1, Daryl Baker (Levin) 34, 2, Rod Rowse (Feilding) 34, 3. B e s t G r o s s R e s u l ts : Ladies: Claire Rowse (Feilding) 45. Men’s: Russell Parker (Feilding) 39. There was a two achieved by Alan Harcus from Foxton. The Leslie Cup was won by Feilding with an average nett of 35.07. The first roundrobin for 2014 will be held at the Palmerston North Brightwater course on Monday February 24.


KIERAN Bryant is a grandson of the person the club is naming a feature event after, the Lesicester Memorial Cup.

The Salvation Army Levin – proudly presents –

The Christmas ‘Avenue of Trees’

A community event for all the family! See the decorated trees and celebrate Christmas with us... The Salvation Army, Durham Street, Levin 6pm - 8:30pm Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th December 2013 Come along, take some time out from the busyness of Christmas and enjoy a family friendly opportunity to celebrate Christmas. Followed by Coffee & Dessert


100 Waihou Road, Levin

This impressive open plan home, with large living and outdoor areas,

For Sale $570,000

relax and take in the stunning views of the Tararua Ranges. A uniquely designed, five bedroom home, set on just under three hectares of flat and fertile land. Three large rooms above the garage can be utilised as bedrooms, office space or guest accommodation. Waihou Road is a very popular lifestyle area with numerous small blocks and market gardens scattered along it. This property is genuinely on the market with an asking price below the current GV. Don´t miss your chance to own this very large and unique home.

For further information phone 368 8177

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Community Carols in the Car Park will be held from 8.30pm on Friday 13th December EVERYONE WELCOME! It’s on WET or FINE - bring a deck chair!

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Admission: To view the Trees - Can of Food for Food Bank OPTIONAL Coffee & Dessert - $5 per family or $2 per adult

Friday, December 6, 2013

Horowhenua Chronicle


Buying Your

Own Home! Struggling To Buy Your First Home?

Mark Duston is Principal of Levin Office, Sharon France, Associate with Dale Webb and Gillian Parsonson, Legal Executives 9 Queen Street, Levin 5510 Tel: 06 367 3442 Fax: 06 367 3447 Email: SAVING FOR YOUR DEPOSIT

The first step in saving for your deposit is to set yourself a savings goal. Most lenders will require a deposit of at least 20% of the amount you are borrowing. So if you’re buying a house worth $400,000 you’ll need to save a deposit of at least $80,000. There may be some exceptions, however, such as through the Welcome Home Loan Scheme, which would require a deposit of 10%. Keep in mind that the bigger your deposit, the less you’ll pay in interest over the long term. Loans that are for more than 80% of a property’s value tend to be have higher charges – as there is more risk for your lender. These charges can vary a lot. Some banks charge for lenders mortgage insurance while others increase the interest rate to cover the risk. You may need to cut down on non-essentials for a while but the satisfaction of moving into your first home will be worth it. If there is a difference between what your mortgage repayments would be and what you are currently paying in rent, try adding that amount to your regular savings. It will give you (and your lender) an idea of how well your household budget will be able to cope.

Authorised Financial Adviser

Gay Leahy 027 224 2829 | PGG Wrightson Real Estate Ltd, Real Estate Agent, REAA 2008


Your first home may not be your dream home. But it could be an affordable first step on the ‘property ladder’. There’s no point owning your own home if you can’t keep up with the mortgage repayments. Sometimes ‘the worst house in the best street’ is the way to go – particularly if you are good at DIY! Real estate websites are a good place to find out how much properties are worth in different areas. If you want to buy an apartment or townhouse, check your bank will lend on these types of properties - not all will. If you’re buying a property as an investment, as well as a place to live, it’s important to think about resale or rental potential. Rental property is considered a higher risk by the banks and they may not lend as much as they would for a property you are going to live in. Consider things like: • Is the house close to public transport routes? • Are there shops and schools within walking distance? • Does the suburb have a strong rental market?


The Law Store, serving Horowhenua & Kapiti area, is a general legal practice specialising in Sale/Purchase/ Refinancing Property, Family, Relationship Property, Employment, SME’s, Trusts and Estates

The introduction of credit controls on lending to first home buyers has seen fewer buyers in the market than in previous months. A survey done by BNZ/REINZ has even shown that parents are starting to buy homes in their own names and then on-selling to their children, to assist them into their first home. If you are struggling to get into your first home, come and see me. I can offer you tips and advice that just might help you get the keys to your very own home. I am available throughout the Christmas/New Year break so don’t hesitate to call me. I look forward to meeting you and helping you through the amazing process of becoming a home owner.



Your first mortgage, or home loan, will probably be the biggest financial commitment you’ll ever make. You’ll probably look at dozens of places before you find the home you want to buy. It’s a good idea to be just as careful when choosing your mortgage. Over time, your repayments could add up to a lot more than the cost of the home. There are many types of mortgages, each with its own interest rate, fees and degree of flexibility. All these things affect how much the loan costs you and when it will be paid off. You can shop around for a mortgage yourself, or use the (usually free) services of a qualified mortgage broker.

A builder’s report can identify any possible problems with the house you’re looking at buying. An experienced builder will find things that the untrained eye will miss and may save you thousands.

LAWYERS FEES Before signing any sale agreement or mortgage paperwork you’ll need to get it looked over by a lawyer. You will also need a lawyer to handle the ‘conveyancing’ once you buy your house.

A Land Information Memorandum (LIM) identifies any issues with the land the house is built on. It will identify issues like drainage and landslip risks. You can order a LIM through your local council, or your lawyer will do it for you.


The deposit is just one of the costs you will face when you buy your home. You will need to keep money aside for things like: • Moving services - or truck hire if you’re doing it yourself. • Connection fees for phone, power and internet. • Any renovations or decorating you need to do straight away. • Advertising for flatmates or tenants. • Legal expenses and builder’s reports.

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Friday, December 6, 2013


Paul Ireland Digger Hire Recent changes at Paul Ireland Digger Hire will now see Daniel Ireland at the forefront of the business. Having worked with Paul as a father and son team for the past 18 years, Daniel will continue to operate the family business in order to meet customer needs. All our main services will continue to be provided such as driveways, landscaping, soakholes, section clearing and general truck and digger hire. The demand for concrete work has also increased and we offer a range of services from sawcutting and core drilling to supply and laying or breakup and removal. With summer fast approaching, our topsoil and raceway lime proves popular for use in gardens, landscape projects,

lawn maintenance and pathways. We stock a range of sand and metal products which are available for pick up from our depot

or we provide a delivery service. As our work requires us to keep up with industry demands, ongoing training for our staff means we are able to work with

service providers and on larger commercial or industrial sites. So for any enquiries please call in to see us at 101 Hokio Beach Road or contact us on 06

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Recipe No. 66

Meadow Mushrooms Summer Mushroom Tapas


Ingredients (Serves 4) 700g pack Edmonds sponge


400g White or Swiss Brown Button Meadow Mushrooms ¼ cup Pams olive oil

1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and sauté the mushrooms over a high heat for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. 2. Lower the heat to medium and add the garlic, wine, lemon juice, zest, dried red chilli, paprika, salt and pepper.

6 cloves or 3 tsp fresh garlic (minced) 3 Tbsp Brown Brothers Moscato zest of 1 lemon

3. Combine and cook for a further 3-4 minutes and until the mushrooms have softened.

½ tsp dried red chilli flakes (or a crumbled whole dried chilli)

4. Remove from the heat, transfer to a bowl or platter and garnish with chopped parsley.

2 Tbsp lemon juice

¼ tsp Pams paprika Pams salt & pepper to taste 2 Tbsp parsley (chopped)

Come in for demonstrations and tastings Tuesday to Saturday.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Horowhenua Chronicle


Not ready to give up the toast



THE completed Babbage Engine on display in London today. It has 8000 parts, weighs five tons, and measures 11 feet long.

Genius ‘dabbler’ created computer

By MICHAEL DALLY and PEARL FORSTER December is the month for Christian celebrations, marketeers and holidays. Reaching far beyond the birth of Jesus, the festive season is even popular in non-Christian countries like Japan, and nonreligious countries like China. The puzzling fusion of Santa and his reindeer, Christmas trees and mistletoe doesn’t seem to matter; the giving of gifts, feasting and good times, is all just too hard to resist at the end of what has been, for many, a very hard and even tragic year. Historians find it a puzzle, too, trying to unwrap the exact meaning of Boxing Day, December 26. Most agree the name has nothing to do with sport; the generally accepted theory is that on this day servants were given their Christmas boxes (presents) by their employers. Perhaps, though, we should be marking December 26 as the birthday of a notable pioneer whose name has almost been lost — Charles Babbage. Known in some IT circles as the Father of the Computer, Babbage was born at the end of the 18th century, in 1792. Electricity wasn’t invented back then, of course, but steam-power was all the rage. Babbage’s machine would have used steam to drive its many cogs and wheels, except that his Difference Engine (later renamed Analytical Engine), was never built. That is, until the year 2002, when a working model of his invention was finally

constructed. It proved that if the machine had been trialled in Babbage’s time it would have worked. Unlike so many inventions, a lack of money was not the reason it wasn’t built; the Treasury gave him over £17,000 to manufacture it; an extraordinarily large sum at that time. But Babbage’s brilliant brain (also on display) constantly catapulted from one idea to another; he seldom finished a project before hurtling toward another thought or concept. Babbage was a dabbler and his backers simply ran out of patience with a man who couldn’t seem to sustain his interest long enough to see anything to completion. Like many geniuses, Babbage was born and not made. Teachers found him to be a difficult pupil; he debated religion with them, read widely (mostly books on mathematics) and excelled in his studies of ancient history. This last ability enabled his wealthy parents to gain him entry to the prestigious Cambridge University, where Babbage was not impressed with the mathematics being taught by his professors. His thesis for graduation was declined (it was held to be blasphemous) and so he gained his degree without Honours. Undeterred, Babbage continued his studies and was eventually to hold the University’s Chair in Mathematics; the same one held by other geniuses, like Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking. Along with

mathematics, Babbage also excelled in science, philosophy and mechanical engineering. As well, he became a Fellow of the Royal Society where he lectured on astronomy. Babbage designed actuarial tables for an insurance company, won the Astronomical Society’s Gold Medal for correcting calculations on The Movement of the Heavens, and even dabbled in politics for a time. Inheriting his father’s large estate made Babbage a wealthy man but he never rested on his laurels. He managed to offend both the church by recommending the abolition of the Church of England and big business, by using calculations to show that factory owners were profiting unfairly from their poorly paid workers. Much later on, Karl Marx was to use Babbage’s thinking as support for his own theories. On the subject of Creationism (a hot topic at the time) Babbage weighed in on the side of God’s Guiding Hand rather than God the Creator. But for all that, Babbage’s First Computer is what marks his place in history. Complete with punch cards for reading data, a plotter rather than a printer, and even an input/ output control mechanism, Babbage’s machine might well have launched the computer age a century earlier than it happened. Just where that would have placed us today is almost beyond comprehension, given the speed of technology advances.


STILL POPPING UP: Des Patching’s toaster is still going strong. When Levin man Des Patching bought his grandparents a Morphy Richards toaster for their 50th wedding anniversary in 1953 he never dreamt he would be using it 60 years later. ‘‘I bought it from James Smiths in Wellington,’’ Mr Patching said. ‘‘My grandparents, Cyd and Ruth Woodham, were living in Seatoun at the time.’’ The toaster became homeless when one

of the Woodhams died and the other moved into a home. ‘‘I was offered it and it has been used almost daily since.’’ A bit of a polish up and it looks brand new. ‘‘And it goes as good as new too,’’ Mr Patching said. ‘‘I’m not sure if it’s a record or not, a toaster lasting 60 years but I’m pretty impressed with it.’’

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Horowhenua Chronicle


Blooming good effort from Levin

Local roses took pride of place at the International Rose Show held in Palmerston North last month, with three of the four Levin exhibitors all gaining third placing in a variety of categories. Due to MAF quarantine regulations, only ‘‘local’’ roses could be exhibited; however, the show still attracted overseas visitors and a number of international judges. More than 50 exhibitors from around the country competed, and with more than 70 categories to show in, the Levin blooms held their own. Julie Harris took third in the three stages of the development class with red rose Loving Memory, and in the one exhibition bloom with Racy Lady. Margaret Hayward’s Old Master gained a third in the seedling stem class and Peggy Jourdain came third in the one vase of heritage roses display. On Thursday, the Levin Public Gardens was officially renamed the Nola Simpson Rose Gardens by Mayor Brendan Duffy, unveiling the new sign in front of local rose enthusiasts and visitors from the International Rose Show. Nola Simpson’s nephew John Ford said his aunt didn’t like a lot of fanfare but she was always chuffed about the recognition. A life member of the Horowhenua District Rose Society until her death in 2011, Mrs Simpson bred the first brown hybrid tea roses in New Zealand and received a Queen’s Service Medal in 1995 for LVN281113TWrosegarden services to roses. ‘‘She was very humble in so NEW NAME: Mayor Brendan Duffy and John Ford at the official renaming of the Levin Public Gardens to the Nola Simpson Rose Gardens. many ways and down to earth, and the renaming of the gardens is an absolute thrill. I just want to thank the rose society and Anna Bradbury and Julie Harris in particular for their tireless efforts to make it all happen. It’s just a great tribute to them as well as Nola, the family and the town,’’ Mr Ford said. Horowhenua District Rose Society turned 60 at the weekend and as part of its annual rose show hosted a dinner and high tea. About 25 past members were able to attend the weekend celebrations, which also drew more than 300 people to the Levin Memorial Hall to view the 374 LVN281113splracylady blooms on display, competing for a place on the trophy table. THIRD: Racy Lady took third in the one bloom The JM Carmichael’s Rose category for Levin’s Julie Harris at the Bowl for champion bloom of the International Rose Show. show went to rose society Premier trophy awards also went to president Anna Bradbury with Dancing Ingrid and Bruce Lambie with Hamilton Pink. She also scooped trophies for Gardens (decorative bloom); Frances premier exhibition bloom and premier Roach with Paola (fully open bloom and large and small stems. best red rose in show); Stuart and Ms Bradbury said considering the Monica Pinfold who scooped five of the show was late and the first flush of roses six premier awards for miniatures and nearly finished, ‘‘we had an extremely Beverley Gatfield with Dusky Dancer colourful show with a variety of roses, (miniature large stem). floribunda and miniatures’’.


The Horowhenua Chronicle and the United Churches of Levin combined Christmas Foodbank Appeal

Let’s all help the needy this Christmas.

Place your cans or non-perishable food under the tree at the Horowhenua Chronicle, 13 Bristol Street, Levin. Office Hours: 8.30am - 5pm - Thursday: Monday 8.30am-5pm Monday - Friday


SWEET SCENTS: Horowhenua District Rose Society member Tony Welch takes time out to smell the roses at the society’s 60th jubilee show.

Friday: 8.30am-4.30pm Appeal closes 5pm on Wednesday 18th December


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Cannabis lookout call from police After a warm winter and sunny days ahead many people will be taking advantage of the good weather, including those who may be taking advantage for illicit reasons, and Central District Police are asking people to keep an eye out for suspicious activity in their communities. Central District’s spokesperson for the annual operation against the illegal cultivation of cannabis, Senior Constable Dave Kirk says: ‘‘At this time of year cannabis growing season is usually in full swing and with a particularly warm winter, and summer nearly upon us, plants being grown outdoors will be generally in the region of waist height by now and noticeable.’’ ‘‘Police need residents and visitors to rural areas of the District to be extra vigilant.’’ Information and support from the public is invaluable and helps Police dismantle organised crime networks and bring to justice those who profit from manufacturing and selling illicit drugs. Police encourage the public to keep their eyes peeled and report suspicious behaviour. Trampers, hunters, and those who work in rural areas and in aviation can be of great help at this time of year by keeping an eye out in their surroundings. Those who manufacture and sell illicit drugs in communities can expect to get caught and be held accountable for their negligent and harmful actions. Any information that people have about suspicious activity in their area is vital and I encourage them not to discount what they

may have seen. Contact Police and we will take appropriate action, said Senior Constable Kirk. Police ask the public to report any suspicious activity including: ■ People seen repeatedly going to certain locations ■ People seen at odd times ■ People somewhere they are not supposed to be ■ Shovels, spades and other such equipment being carried into the bush ■ Vehicles in rural areas closed to the public or with difficult access ■ Unusual lights in rural areas at night ■ Distinctive smell coming from rural areas or properties ■ Items going missing from rural properties that might be used in accessing plots and cultivation such as farm bikes and fencing equipment Even when cannabis is being grown inside buildings there are tell-tale signs for the public and landlords to look out for. These include: ■ Residents increasing fence heights ■ Curtains closed day and night ■ Shed and garage windows being blocked out ■ Bright lights on constantly or at strange times ■ Sounds of fans continually running ■ Vehicles and people visiting hours at all hours of the days ■ If anyone has any information about drug cultivation, manufacture or supply rings please contact your local Police Station. Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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

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2 bdrm flat, gge, & c/port, fncd bck/yrd, newly renovated, refs req’d, $180p/w + bond. Phn 368 8900/027 274 4442. 2 bdrm new int, pref l/term, $185p/w, lawns inc suit mature person/s. Phn 3679934/0274400685. 2 dbl bdrm sunny, spacious house, sep lge, h/pump, log fire, gge, f/fenced, schools & dairy close, refs ess, bond req, n/s. Phn 027 367 8480. 3 bdrm completely renovated Queen St, $245pw incl w/bin, gge, no dogs. Ph/txt 0275712711 FARMHOUSE 3 or 4 bed, 1 acre grazing, $240p/w, bond + refs. 021 044 3407. LEVIN 3 bdrm, wd burner, fncd, deck, l/t, gge, $245p/w. Phn 0272493367. LEVIN east, 2 bdrm, fire, f/fncd, gge, $220p/w, l/t. Call 027 249 3367. LOVELY 3 bdrm house, d/wshr, logfire, nightstore, great ind/out flow, c/port & dble gge, $280p/w. Phone 04 233 9576 or 021 243 7476. SPACIOUS 2 bdrm, freshly painted interior, new carpet, lawn incl, close to town, refs req’d, $160p/w. Phone 368 3275. TIDY 3 bdrm, gd size section, gge, handy to hospital, schools, $190p/w, bond/refs req’d. Phn 021 044 3407.

Farm Services

Min $200 up to $3,000

CUT, rake, bale conventional bales any size paddocks, no jobs too big or small, cheap rate. Call Hamish 027 823 9378.

Phone 0800 717 273

Gardening & Landscaping

Situations Wanted

LANDSCAPE maintenance. Ring Mike 368-0630 or 027-242-3773.

(conditions apply)

ELECTRICIAN - securitytv aerials. Phone 021 943 Landscape 131. Garden & Turf PAINTER available, 30 yr TREE work, removal, exp. Phone 06 368 5153 or stump grinding, branch 027 471 0386, Paul. mulching, fences, decks, building maintenance. Cars for Sale BJ’s Building & Property Maintenance 027 249 2575 or 368 7895.

NeedacheapnewCar? $0 Deposit $50 a week All Types, Simple, Learners Licence OK.

Got an old car? No WOF, No Rego, No problems.


Txt/Ph Dan 021 959 757

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

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

Friday, December 6, 2013

Horowhenua Chronicle

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Notices Employment Motoring

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ADVERTISING (06) 368 5109 Public Notices

Facing Challenges?

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

“Healing Rooms”

Levin Water Treatment Plant Resource Consent

Hope Centre, 3 - 7 Kent Street, Levin 0800HEALING or 0800 432 546 A free service where teams of three people pray with you for your physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Our final meeting this year is on 17 December and we re-open on 4 February 2014. We are always available by phone 0800 432 546.

A Council Workshop open to the public will be held on Monday 9 December at 4.15pm in Council Chambers. The purpose of this workshop is to provide Council with details of the Levin Water Treatment Plant resource consent application prior to lodgement. The workshop is expected to take approximately 1 hour. No meal will be provided afterwards.

Raffles HOROWHENUA KENNEL ASSN. Raffle Results 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

K. Williamson, Otaki P. Moss, Kuku B. Hunter, Te Horo A. May, Palmerston North

All winners have been advised. The committee thank the sponsors and ticket buyers for their support.

Noeline Wagener Organiser

Peter Sharp HKA President


FUTURE Sight Clairvoyant Card Reader. For appointments phone Val, 06 210 0883.

Public Notices




Sally gave herself an AGM A+ when she Wednesday 11th December advertised 6:30pm her tuition Wheelhouse Hotel Queen St Levin services All welcome in Local TO PLACE AN AD Classifieds Ph: 06 368 5109 Fax: 06 368 2366

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288 OXFORD ST (opp Countdown c/park) LEVIN Yum Cha style Dim Sims $13.90 per bag (ready made) New Season Potatoes 10kg $9.99 Yum Yum noodles 30 pack in a box, all flavours available $13.99 Many more specials in store! All specials available for 2 weeks Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10:30am - 5:00pm - closed Wed & Sun

HOROWHENUA CHRONICLE XMAS/NEW YEAR CLOSURE Last publication for 2013 Friday 20th December First publication for 2014 Wednesday 8th January Our office will be closed from midday on Friday 20th December 2013 and will re-open 8:30am Monday 6th January 2014

Property Buy & Sell Trades & Services

FamilyNotices Deaths


In Memoriam

Memorial Headstones

CAVAYE, WILLIAMS, Peter Edwin. BERQUIST, Denis Earle. Reg No. 23590187. Don. Royal 7~12~03 Of Manakau. Suddenly Corporal, at Palmerston North Inniskilling Fusiliers. 10 years ago a special Hospital on November Aged 80 years, of Dad and Poppa left us. 30, 2013, aged 77 years. Levin. Peacefully at Love always, Carol North and family. Loving husband of the Palmerston late Esma for 46 years. Hospital on December 2, 2013. Dearly loved Loved elder son of the late Doris and Keith. husband of Shirley Loving brother and (nee Stevens). Dearly brother-in-law of Rod loved and respected and Jennie, Kristin father and father-inDavid (Australia), and law of Edwina and Dittmer Liz Dibley. Loved Chris uncle of all his nieces (Feilding), Carol and Hodgkinson and nephews and great David (Palmerston North), nieces and nephews. In accordance with Delia Grace (Levin), Denis’s wishes a Rebecca and Bruce Ph: 06 368 5109 private burial has Tate (Levin), Mariae Fax: 06 368 2366 been held at the Royal (Levin), Shane, Manakau Cemetery. Bruce and Nikki Messages C/- 284 (Palmerston North), Funeral Directors Oxford Street, Levin Sharyn, Julie, Paul and Stella (Auckland). 5510. Dearly loved Harvey Bowler Funerals grandfather of eight Levin and Otaki FDANZ beautiful Locally owned granddaughters, fifteen handsome grandsons and two young greatMUNN, grandchildren. Rosalie Ann. Respected brother of Passed away Dennis and Gena December 5, 2013, at (Lower Hutt), Terry Horowhenua Masonic and Gina Village Hospital. (Queensland). A private cremation Brother-in-law of Bob has been held. (Dec) and Enid Monk. Loved uncle of Sue, Helen, Melanie and Gareth. A life well lived; Rest in Peace. PURDY, Service to be held at St Margaret. Joseph’s Catholic 13~11~1927 - 1~12~2013 Church, Weraroa Wife of the late Jack. Road, Levin, on Mother and Tuesday December 10, grandmother of at 1:00pm, then burial Martin, Rita, Emma at the Avenue and Adam, sister of Vi Cemetery, Levin. In (UK) and of 10 other lieu of flowers, the siblings (dec.). Dearly family have requested loved by all. Private donations to be made cremation already to the Selesian held. No flowers by Missions and may be request. Donations to left at the service. Alzheimers NZ (Box Harvey Bowler Funerals 14768 Kilbirnie, WN Levin and Otaki FDANZ Locally owned 6241) in her memory would be appreciated.


The Foxton Community Board Ordinary Meeting scheduled for

Monday 9 December will now be held on Monday 16 December at 6.30pm. The meeting will be held at the Lions Club Hall, 8 Park Street, Foxton, as the Foxton Council Service Centre is now closed. Horowhenua District Council Ph. 06 366 0999 (24 hours) Fax. 06 366 0983 Private Bag 4002, Levin 5540 126 Oxford Street, Levin 5510 Website

Temporary Road Closure for Levin Christmas Parade Several Levin Streets will be closed on Saturday 7th December for the annual Levin Christmas Street Parade. The procession route is Starting in Stuckey Street, the parade will turn left into Oxford Street, travel down Oxford Street and turn left into Exeter Street, then left into Salisbury Street before returning to the Levin Adventure Park. For the following roads, this closure to all ordinary vehicular traffic will apply between the hours of 12.15pm and 2.15pm to enable the parade to travel over the planned route. Through traffic will be diverted via Cambridge Street for the duration of the closures. Access within this closure cordon will be restricted during this time period. • Bath Street at Salisbury Street and Oxford Street intersections • Bristol Street at Devon Street • Durham Street • Exeter Street • Oxford Street (SH1) between Mako Mako Road and Devon Street • Queen Street at Salisbury Street and Oxford Street intersections • Salisbury Street between Durham Street and Exeter Street • Stanley Street at Salisbury Street and Oxford Street intersections Stuckey Street will also be closed from 6am to 4pm. This is to allow the floats to congregate before the parade begins. While resident access will be allowed before 12noon and after 3pm, we ask that no cars are parked on the street during this road closure period. Oxford Street car parking between Bath Street and Queen Street will be closed from 7am to 3pm. Onstreet car parking will still be available in surrounding areas, as well as the Levin Mall car park and the Salisbury Street car park. Detour routes will be clearly signposted. Please note that the parade route described may be closed before and remain closed after the stated times. Mick Longley - Contracts Supervisor


Church Services



WRIGHT, William Raymond (Bill). Heather and family wish to sincerely thank everyone for the beautiful flowers, phone calls, cards and messages of sympathy received on the passing of Bill. They were appreciated by us all. Please accept this as our personal thankyou.


Horowhenua Chronicle

Friday, December 6, 2013

360 Oxford St.

Ph 367 3925 A/hours: Gary 027 438 4123; Stu 027 347 2418



2000 Holden VT Commodore Calais

3.8l Auto, Supercharged International Series, Alloys, Towbar, CD Stacker, Leather Int, A/C, Elec Windows & Mirrors, Cruise Cont


2012 Suzuki SX4 GLX



1997 Isuzu Elf

2004 Toyota Hilux 4x4

3.0l 5spd Manual, Diesel, Single Cab, Running Boards, Drop Sided Flat Deck, Bull Bars, CD Player, Vinyl Seat Covers

3.0l 5spd Manual, Diesel, 137500kms, 60/40 Fold Up & Down Rear Opening, Gross Weight 3270kg, Tare Weight 1988kg, Elec Windows, Class 1 Licence Drivable


2010 HOLDEN COMMODORE SV6 2006 Holden Viva

NZ New, 1 Owner, 14000kms, 2.0l Auto, Keyless Transmission, Spot Lights, Cruise & Trac Cont, A/C, Alloys, Balance of New Car Warranty

NZ New, 1.8l Auto, Alloys, A/C, CD Player, Keyless Entry, Elec Windows & Mirrors



NZ New, 1 Owner, 1.3l 5spd Manual, Airbags, CD Player, A/C, Keyless Entry, Elec Windows & Mirrors, Only 62900kms

NZ New, 1 Owner, 1.5l 5spd Manual, Diesel, CD Player, A/C, Keyless Entry, Elec Windows & Mirrors, Only 30800kms



2006 Hyundai Getz CRDi

2003 Hyundai Getz GL

3.6l 6spd Auto, Only 19100kms, 1 Owner, Keyless Entry, Body Kit, Alloys, Spot Lights, As New 2012 Kia Optima

EX Demo Only 2000kms, 2.4l 6spd Auto, Paddle Shifters, Reverse Camera & Sensors, Alloys, LED Day Lights, Bluetooth



2009 Toyota Yaris

1.5l Auto, Only 34200kms, Alloys, A/C, CD Stereo, Elec Windows & Mirrors, Keyless Entry


1999 Toyota Corolla

NZ New, 1 Owner, 1.6l 5spd Manual, A/C, Central Locking, Elec Mirrors, Power Steering

2006 Volkswagen Passat

2.0l Auto, Paddle Shift Tiptronic, NZ New, Spot Lights, Alloys, Cruise Cont, Climate A/C, CD Player, Tinted Windows


2004 Holden Vectra CD

NZ New, 2.2l 5spd Auto, Cruise Cont, Towbar, Alloys, ABS, A/C, Immobiliser, Keyless Entry, Elec Windows & Mirrors


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