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By TANYA WOOD The Levin Christmas parade was a welcome sight as thousands lined the streets on Saturday. Mayor Brendan Duffy said it had been an ‘‘extraordinary’’ day. ‘‘I’ve had nothing but brilliant positive responses from everyone I’ve spoken to,’’ he said. Heavy rain during the morning cast a pall of uncertainty however, undeterred, the parade kicked off at 1pm as planned, just as the sun started to break through the clouds. Over 2000 people packed the streets to cheer on the 37 floats led by members of the Levin Brass Band along a 1.2km circuit from the Adventure Park, down Oxford Street, Bristol Street, Salisbury Street and back to the park. Youngsters Emma Dixon, Elysse Hollever and Christine Matehaere from Levin had been waiting since 12.30pm for the parade to start and it was a unanimous thumbs-up from the three girls. ‘‘We really enjoyed it. Our favourite float was the Bounce float.’’ Levin residents Fran Leong and Teresa Vercoe thought it was great being able to walk down to Salisbury Street and catch the parade twice. ‘‘We always liked the parade going through the middle of town and thought this was excellent. We were just amazed at the number of

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FITTING: The Horowhenua Chronicle team continued their 120-year celebration in period costume for the Levin Christmas Parade that drew thousands to the main street. floats,’’ Ms Leong said. First prize for the best commercial float went to the Kate Martin School of Dance, with Horowhenua Aquatic Centre second and Swazi taking third. Kotuku Scouts took first prize for the best non-commercial float followed by The Mediaeval Market, second, and Queen Street Gospel Church in third. Parade-goer, mediaeval maid Velma Wilton, thought the event went very well and was one of the best Levin had

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seen for some time. ‘‘There seemed to be lots of people cheering and waving and calling out. It was definitely worthwhile coming.’’ The parade took about half an hour to make its way down Oxford Street while everyone waited for the man of the season, Santa on his sleigh, then it was over to the Adventure Park to enjoy the sunshine and more entertainment. Free balloon animals were a huge hit with the children

but it just wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to Santa’s grotto. Few children would have left the parade without a pocketful of lollies, but there were still plenty of children up for the lolly scramble. Entertainment from singer Asaria Saili and dancers Zodiac Dance Troupe ended with carols led by the Levin Brass Band with Asaria and More FM DJ Dave Key on mike. ■ Parade in pictures page 18

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Council plans to formally oppose boundary changes

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By TANYA WOOD Horowhenua District Council will be opposing proposed changes to the electoral boundaries that would see Shannon, Mangaore Village, Opiki and Tokomaru residents move into the Rangitikei electorate. Chief executive David Clapperton said at last week’s council meeting that the ‘‘likelihood of change was not great’’ but to not submit an objection would imply acceptance. Forty-three electorates around the country face changes, including an additional electorate in Auckland, under recommedations by the Electoral Commission to ensure the population in each electorate is broadly the same. All seven of the Maori electorates will remain unchanged as they are within quota. Nathan Guy’s Otaki electorate would be downsized by approximately 2,400 residents to help balance voter numbers in Rangitikei, where the population is projected to slump in coming years. The Otaki electorate currently includes Horowhenua and central and northern Kapiti. Council will object on the grounds that Shannon and Tokomaru residents are best served in the current setup with ‘‘a single, committed parliamentary representative in one focussed and manageable electorate’’, rather than risk losing their voice as an equal player in the Otaki electorate, to being overlooked in a geographically larger district. Council’s submission will also point to common interests, socially, culturally, commercially and environmentally, that

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The front page article in Friday Nov 2 Chronicle covers an issue which we, as ratepayers, and citizens, should take very seriously. The reaction of the HDC to the neat and loving planting done by Mr Ryersson is wrong on so many levels, and reflect the silo-ing of views within some public organisations which results in the narrowing of perspectives held by the managers responsible for a particular aspect of community organisation — in this case management of the transport corridors. Communities are so much more than just the roads. It also entails wellbeing, satisfaction and aesthetic aspects. Research has long shown that urban areas with leafy plantings have far less vandalism and graffiti than urban areas without. It is no surprise that urban areas that encourage citizens’ participation in the planting of the environment are renowned for their beauty: Christchurch, the Garden City, Fielding for its beauty awards. Even Auckland and Wellington encourage this. Palmerston North has citizen gardens on the berms. What is different about Levin — apart from sterile attitudes? In this case, the Roading Manager quotes the requirement of the National Code of Practice for Utility Operators’ access . . . Anyone can access this document as a pdf on line: All 250 pages of it. In no part of it does it state that planting on the berms is prohibited — only that access should

be possible, and that visibility and access should not be hindered. In my experience, and in that of Mr Ryersson’s, utility contractors deal with berm planting respectfully, with care and sensitivity. Most of them recognise the beauty and value they add to the urban landscape. Instead of the Draconian reaction of enforced destruction, the council should form an embracing policy, and encourage people to beautify where they can. They can advise which plant are suitable, which are not, and advise people how to complement their beautification with food production and ‘; romancing the bees’. Presumably the Meyer lemons will benefit quite a few citizens passing by once they start fruiting. On the more personal level, one wonders why the council is worried about the cost of removing this berm planting once the householder moves on. Surely a citizen that looks after his/ her berm, to no cost to the council should accrue some form of credit against the day the council may have to step in? I know of many people that carry out the time consuming, and petrol expensive task of cutting the berm grass. Instead of punitive action, I implore the Council to show some common sense. How about running a small competition for the best/most suitable/ edible berm in Levin? May even bring in some of those tourists the Council is so hungry for. (abridged) DR LONE MORRIS JORGENSEN Tokomaru

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Alcohol law changes for under-18s

This is an initiative of the Social Sector Trial supported by Public Health, ACC, Police, Horowhenua District Council and Life to the Max.

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Press release 6 Dec 2013 Anyone hosting Christmas or end of year functions after 18 December needs to be aware of the changes to the law around the supply of alcohol to under-18s, said Sue Hori Te Pa, Social Sector Trial Project Manager at Life to the Max. “On 18 December 2013 new legislation for supplying alcohol to under-18s comes into effect,” she said. “Under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, it will be illegal to supply alcohol to someone under the age of 18 unless you are their parent or legal guardian or you have express consent from their parent or legal guardian. You’re also required by law to supply alcohol in a responsible manner.” Express consent from a parent or legal guardian might come in the form of a personal conversation, an email or a text message. “As the supplier of the alcohol, you will also need to have good reason to believe that the express consent you’ve been given is genuine.” The new legislation also states that in order to supply alcohol in a responsible manner, you’ll need to supervise the consumption of alcohol, provide food and low-alcohol and/or non-alcoholic drinks

and ensure safe transport options are in place. In addition you’ll need to consider the nature of the occasion, the time period over when the alcohol is supplied, the strength and amount of alcohol supplied and the age of the minor. “The law changes won’t just affect parents and guardians of under18s,’ she said. “Young adults supplying alcohol to friends or family members who aren’t yet 18 will need to follow the same rules. Choosing to ignore the law could cost you a $2,000 fine.” Further Sue added “Ideally, the safest option for children and young people under 18 years is to not drink alcohol at all. Young people’s brains are still developing and may be affected by alcohol consumption. Research also shows that the younger teenagers start drinking the more likely it is they will go on to drink harmfully in later life”.

Visit alcohol.org.nz or call 0800 787 797 for more information about the law on supplying alcohol to under-18s. For information on other changes in the new Act go to http://www.justice.govt.nz/policy/sale-and-supply-of-alcohol

For further information or comment contact Sue Hori Te Pa, Life to the Max on 027 4466 513 or Sue.HoriTePa@lttm.org.nz.


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Christmas spirit alive and well

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By FRANKIE WEBB Whoever said there’s no such thing as a free lunch hasn’t lived in Levin. For more than a decade Levin’s Lifechangers Church has put on a sumptuous Christmas lunch free for anyone. ‘‘Christmas is all about giving,’’ organiser Betty Chapman said. ‘‘We believe no one should be lonely or hungry on Christmas Day.’’ For the past 11 years Betty’s Christmas morning starts at 3am. ‘‘I put on the meat, make the gravy. There’s so much to do,’’ she said. ‘‘I usually get about three hours sleep that day.’’ Some of the food is donated, but Betty shops around months in advance for non perishable stuff. ‘‘I buy during the year when it comes on special,’’ she said. Betty hasn’t needed to buy potatoes or pumpkin this year as donors have been so generous. ‘‘The first year we did this, we catered for around 40 people, last year we had 170 diners,’’ she said. ‘‘If anyone has carrots or

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PITCHING IN: Giving up their Christmas to make sure it is a special day for those who may not otherwise have one members of Lifechangers Church put on a sumptuous meal free for everyone. From left Alison Bethell, Betty Chapman, Sarah Yates, Pastor Ross Bethell, Hemi Paurini and Rowena Cole. PICTURE: FRANKIE WEBB icecream spare we would be very grateful for any donation and we’re happy to pick up.’’ Write Price donate fruit salad and lemonade, a parishioner

creates homemade Christmas mince pies. ‘‘We never have a shortage of helpers,’’ Betty said. ‘‘We have families who have

come for years. They believe it is a great way to teach their children that Christmas is about giving, not taking.’’ To book for lunch phone

367-2489 or call into Lifechangers, in Cambridge Street next to Write Price but don’t delay because bookings close on December 18.

Trees an iconic attraction By FRANKIE WEBB Levin’s Avenue of Trees has reached iconic status attracting almost 2000 visitors last year. The ‘Avenue’ which began in 2009, is made up of unique ‘themed’ Christmas trees created by local businesses and organisations. LVN111213fwtree From the beautiful to the IF you haven’t been before, an bizarre, every tree absolute treat is in store for you. tells a story. The Levin’s iconic Avenue of Trees opens Levin Salvation tonight at the Levin Salvation Army Army initiative has centre in Durham street. This tree numerous positive created by the volunteers from Altrusa spinoffs for the International of Levin is one of more community. than 60 ‘themed’ trees on display and Entering a tree is it only costs a can of food for free, strolling up the foodbank to walk down the Avenue. Avenue will cost the year but the themes are donation of a can of food for usually different.’’ Levin Foodbank. The doors open to the The first Avenue attracted public at the Salvation Army 40 exhibitors, this year more Worship and Community than 60 have come on board. Centre in Durham Street ‘‘There are a number of tonight, tomorrow night and new ones this year,’’ Friday night from 6pm until Salvation Army 8.30pm. Christmas supper can spokesperson Debra Brown be purchased for $2 per said. ‘‘And of course some person or $5 per family. who have been with us every

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Youth clinic offers range of services By SUE HORI TE PA, Horowhenua Social Sector Trial News Toy soldiers, giant spiders, rats, dinosaurs and a jar of eyeball lollies — not what you would expect to see at a health clinic. But this is no ordinary clinic. An initiative of the Social Sector Trial, the new Youth One Stop Shop (YOSS) clinic located at HLC has been set up specifically for young people aged 10 to 24 years, increasing availability and access to GP and nursing services. Sitting on the workbench that has been altered into a bed, Dr Glenn Colquhoun and nurse Michelle Murray spoke about the excitement of setting up the new clinic, which officially opened last month. Funded by MidCentral DHB, Dr Glenn offers specialist youth GP services and nurse Michelle offers a range of nursing services including sexual health. The free clinic is open from 10am to 5:30pm Mondays, Tuesdays and

Thursdays. For appointments and information about opening hours over the holiday break phone (06) 368-0863. Another initiative that we are involved with this month is the Underage Alcohol Supply Campaign. Law changes come into affect on December 18 under The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act. The changes include it being illegal to supply alcohol to under 18s unless you are a parent or guardian or you have express consent from their parent or legal guardian. It is recommended not to supply alcohol to under 18s as they have much less tolerance than adults and can suffer harm from alcohol use which can affect brain development. If alcohol is supplied to under 18s, then there are new laws about your responsibilities. To obtain more information about these law changes, a public meeting is being held at Te Takere, 5pm on Monday. This is an open forum aimed at parents, guardians, young people

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DEDICATED: Dr Glenn Colquhoun and Nurse Michelle Murray. and sports clubs everyone is welcome. For Social Sector Trial stakeholders it has been a full on year. In particular, it has been extremely pleasing to see young people taking part in a huge range of development programmes and events

aimed at increasing education participation and reducing truancy, use of AOD and youth offending. We have seen some fabulous results in our young people which they can be proud of. I wish you and your family happy and safe holidays.

Don’t let your Christmas be ruined by domestic violence Horowhenua Abuse Liaison Team and Police Family Violence co-ordinator Sergeant Martin Bull are preparing themselves for an upsurge in reports of family violence and abuse as the season where people should be happy approaches. Mr Bull said in the past two weeks police had been called to 48 reports of family violence, of those 21 were alcohol induced. He said summer means more people drinking for longer periods and he warned people not to fall into the trap of trying to solve arguments or fix your issues when drinking. Just walk away and wait until

things calm down and you’re sober. All too often children witness the nasty side of arguments, the verbal and physical abuse. As parents, adults should be protecting children from seeing this side of a relationship. Of the 48 incidents attended by police, eight people were arrested and charged

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with offences. A 41-year-old man was arrested and charged with common assault, a 32-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon, assaulting police, and resisting arrest, a 43-year-old female was arrested for common assault and threatening to kill. A 53-year-old woman was arrested for

common assault, a 38-year-old man was arrested for breach of protection order. A 39-year-old man was arrested for intentional damage, a 17-year-old boy charged with threatening language and a 17-year-old boy was charged with intentional damage. Mr Bull said family violence in the community could be reduced but it would take everyone to play their part. If you know or suspect that a family member, a friend or neighbour is being abused, verbally or physically contact police, don’t take the attitude ‘‘it’s none of my business’’.

Cartridge World arrives in Levin That’s right – The global printer cartridge specialists – Cartridge World are now open at 255 Oxford Street, Levin Owner of the business – Bill Swan says “back in 1999 buying a new black and colour cartridge cost me close to $150 and that hurt. When I read about Cartridge World a few months later in a franchise magazine I realised it was a great idea and bought my first franchise in Lower Hutt thirteen years ago, later adding stores in central Wellington and Karori. Bill grew up at Waitarere Beach, attending Poroutawhao school, then Waiopehu College before completing an electrical apprenticeship with the old Horowhenua Electric Power Board. He was also a volunteer firefighter with both the Waitarere Beach and Levin brigades for many years. Cartridge World is a great business with a great product at a great price and it’s environmentally friendly. What we offer, in most cases, is a ‘swap & go’ service. Simply bring in your empty ink or laser toner cartridge and swap it for a refurbished one saving you between 40 – 60% on buying a new one. We use specific inks and toners for the various brands and every cartridge comes with our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee which means there is no risk involved. You can also order your cartridges on line at www.cartridgeworld.co.nz and select the Levin store. Also business accounts are welcome. You can make contact with our sales team by phoning the store and pressing 4 or emailing lhsales@cartridgeworld.co.nz. Bill says – “It just makes sense to reuse cartridges as often as you can and save you money while saving the environment. Current information suggests that cartridges that end up in local landfills take up to 450 years before they begin to break down. Also Cartridge World Levin has a community BBQ trailer available for community groups to use for fund raising events etc.

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Double the country

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STARTING THURSDAY MIDNIGHT SCREENING

This Friday’s guests at Levin Folk Club will ensure the club’s year ends with a bang and not a whimper. The popular Kapiti Coast duo Legal Tender has been super-sized for this series of concerts with the addition of another duo, Rusty and Rose. We have been privileged to play alongside a wealth of musical talent and experience over the years, says Legal Tender’s Ian Campbell, and this year it is a real pleasure for Moira and I to perform the show Rural Delivery with two of New Zealand’s LVN111213splruraldelivery top country musicians. Rusty (Ross BOOSTED: Legal Tender together with Rusty and Rose McDermott) will play will be performing highlights of their Rural Delivery some lap steel-banjo regional tour. and guitar and Rose additional supper items as the club (Carylann Martin) will complement the celebrates another successful year of sound playing a mixture of keyboard bringing music to our community. and piano accordion. Both will be As usual, the evening begins with a adding great vocals to the mix. blackboard concert and performers are Together, their performance is one urged to get in early to sign up for a oneof powerful vocal harmonies, real song spot when the performers list ‘down home country’ renditions and opens at 7pm. toe-tapping versions of songs from Friday’s concert will be the club’s artists such as Hank Williams, Guy final event for 2013 as there will be no Clarke, Gillian Welch and Alison Acoustic Night this month. Krauss — as well as a smattering of There will be no concert evening in original numbers. January, but Acoustic Night will open Legal Tender together with Rusty the club’s calendar of events for 2014 on and Rose will be performing highlights Friday, January 24. The admission of their Rural Delivery regional tour, charge is $2 and is open to performers of this Friday in the Scottish Society hall all abilities. There are opportunities for on Bartholomew Road, starting at solo and group playing in a supportive 7.30pm. Admission cost is $5 for and friendly atmosphere. The optional members and $8 for non-members. A theme for January is Something New. light supper is included. All welcome. People are invited to bring

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(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. Wed 11 Dec (Bring Baby Too - 10.20am) & 3.30pm, Thurs 12 Dec 1pm & 3.40pm, Fri 13 Dec 10.20am & 3.40pm, Sat 14 Dec 10.20am & 12.40pm, Sun 15 Dec 10.20am & 12.40pm, Mon 16 Dec 10.20am & 3.40pm, Tues 17 Dec 10.20am & 3.40pm, Wed 18 Dec 10.20am & 3.40pm

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Emergency vehicles visit By FRANKIE WEBB Ohau Playcentre wanted to thank the community for helping them achieve their Electra Business Award and organised some very special visitors to Playcentre. ‘‘We wanted it to be a special day for the children and families,’’ Playcentre facilitator Rowena Bullen said. ‘‘ We hope all those who supported us recognise their part in what we have achieved and accept our thanks.’’ All Emergency services were invited. St Johns Ambulance was the first to arrive. ‘‘Children and adults queued to learn about the equipment carried in the vehicle,’’ Mrs Bullen said. ‘‘They were connected to a heart monitor which fascinated the children seeing their own heart beating on screen.’’ Ohau School new entrants class joined in the morning and were greatly excited when the fire engine arrived with lights flashing and sirens blaring. Children were allowed to climb into the cab for a photograph dressing up in a fireman’s uniform. ‘‘Some very happy future firemen know more about the role now,’’ Mrs Bullen said. ‘‘The weight of the hose really took them by surprise.’’ Police constable Graeme Jarvis and his police car were popular attractions. ‘‘Children got a real thrill being able to sit in the passenger seat and being allowed to explore the contents of constable Jarvis’ uniform vest.’’ Morning tea the children helped prepare was served with a special cake to celebrate the award and

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OHAU Playcentre had a visit from emergency services and got to sit in a fire engine, a police car and an ambulance as part of a celebration for winning an Electra award and thanking all of the community for helping them achieve success. thank everyone for attending. ‘‘Next year I would love to

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awards,’’ Mrs Bullen said. ‘‘You will learn a huge amount.’’

Next year’s car show set to wow visitors By PETER FRANKLIN Shannon’s car fans are getting all excited about the prospect of hosting another fantastic car show in the new year. In the past, the event has attracted over 200 owners of

vehicles that are not seen on the roads very often, and crowds exceeding 1200 people, all casting a careful eye over each model on display. Organised by the Shannon Progressive Association, the car show will be held on the Shannon Domain on Sunday

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No water meter plan By TANYA WOOD Council has confirmed district-wide water metering will not be included in its draft Water Supply Bylaw 2013 due for public consultation later this year/early next year? At last week’s council meeting, Foxton Beach resident Christina Paton questioned why it could not be included under the existing Water Metering heading in the bylaw relating to commercial and industrial properties. Mrs Paton said water metering had everything to do with water supply and this would be the appropriate time for discussing the implementation and associated costs. ‘‘There are ample records of metered

water usage for Foxton Beach which would be useful for comparison purposes to kickstart the discussion.’’ She said a water supply report comparing usage between Foxton Beach and the township used to be supplied at every Foxton Community Board meeting. Mayor Brendan Duffy confirmed the expense of implementing water meters was a financial burden council did not want to place on the community at this time. He said the previous council couldn’t come to a decision on water metering and it would be unfair to expect new councillors and the community to make a decision now without a robust discussion first. Community Assets Manager Wally Potts confirmed the draft bylaw was largely unchanged from the current bylaw.

Free bus service a boon for rural areas The trial bus service which offered free transport to Levin’s Te Takere for Foxton and Shannon residents ended on Friday November 30. The six-week trial, supported by Horowhenua District Council, started in September and gave rural residents a chance to visit Levin on a regular basis. Figures show an average of 24 people travelled on the bus each week The highest number was 35 and most who used the service were from Foxton. Numbers increased during the school holidays. Travelling from Shannon to Foxton Beach and Foxton, users arrived at Te Takere in time for the Friday lunch-time concerts. People also used the transport for appointments and shopping. A survey in the last three weeks showed the service was used extensively by people who had no other means of transport. Respondents applauded the great,

reliable service and the helpful, friendly driver. Comments included: — ‘‘Really great to have bus when got no transport.’’ - ‘‘Beats hitching to places.’’ - ‘‘Best thing ever and get to Levin once a week.’’ - ‘‘Please don’t take this service away.’’ A permanent, free service would cost $30,000 a year. The six-week trial has identified the need for a regular bus service from Horowhenua’s rural towns to Levin, Te Takere chief executive Joann Ransom said. ‘‘We want the free bus to become a permanent fixture so Foxton and Shannon residents can continue to enjoy Te Takere’s facilities, as well as do their shopping or attend appointments.’’ Ms Ransom said she understands Horowhenua District Council is looking at ways to fund the free service.

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Getting in touch with Santa

Traffic stopped, the police escort arrived and a very important annual event took place in Shannon. Every year for as long as anyone can remember the ‘littlies’ from Shannon School and pre school, under the escort of local bobby Constable Charles Rudd, make the post box pilgrimage to send their letters to Santa. Led by teacher Margie Denehy, who always knows when the time is right to make the posting, the children filed through town on their very best behaviour — just in case Santa was watching. Excited chatter along the route, which this year involved a little cross country excursion, soon fell to a whisper as each letter was sealed with a kiss before being popped into the post box. Heading back to school, most will now be counting the sleeps. The Horowhenua Chronicle’s Frankie Webb was there to take these pictures.

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PLEASE, please, please Santa! This young chap pauses for a quick wish before posting.

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ON ITS WAY: Sian Rudd wastes no time getting her letter on it’s way to the whiskered gentleman.

TEACHER Margie Denehy posts the first letter while excited Shannon school kids wait their turn.

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MidCentral aims to help those in need MidCentral DHB is asking people to help spread some Christmas cheer to needy families within the district by donating any new and pre-loved gifts, or non-perishable food. Gifts need to be complete and in good condition, and don’t have to be wrapped. If wrapped, please indicate the appropriate age and gender of the recipient (please think about presents for teenage boys, 12-15 years, who tend to miss out). Staple, non-perishable food, such as cereals, rice, pasta, spreads, milk powder, flour, sugar and tinned meat, fish, vegetables and baby food are the most practical gifts to donate. Packet or tinned soups, spaghetti and baked beans, Milo, coffee, tea bags and drink sachets are other useful items. Toilet paper, cleaning products and toiletries like shampoos are also welcome, along with nappies, tinned or packet pet food. It would also be nice to consider donating some Christmas treats such as Christmas cakes, sweets, and other Christmas goodies. The appeal finishes on December 20. Contributions can be left at the Horowhenua Health Centre front reception and will be collected and distributed by the Levin Salvation Army.

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PHOTOS taken at the commemoration and unveiling of the Wahine maritime disaster where survivor Shannon woman Shirley Hick was reunited with one of her rescuers. Below: These links of the Wahine anchor chain will be an everlasting memorial to the tragedy. PICTURE: FRANKIE WEBB

Important for Wahine legacy to live on By FRANKIE WEBB Travelling to Richmond was a bittersweet experience for Shannon’s Shirley Hick. Mrs Hick reunited with a sister she had not seen for a number of years, but the real objective of her trip was to remember something she never forgets. Shirley survived the 1968 Wahine (Cook Strait ferry) disaster which claimed the life of two of her children. The ship sunk in Wellington Harbour on April 10, 1968 carrying 734 passengers and crew; 51 lives were lost. Pregnant at the time, Mrs Hick, and son David Knight, who also lives in

Shannon, survived. David was washed up on Eastbourne Beach, Mrs Hick picked up in a lifeboat from the ferry Aramoana. Her threeyear old daughter Alma perished and year old son Gordon was resuscitated and suffered severe mental and physical disability. He was cared for by his mother until he died 21 years later. Shirley’s trip to the South Island, by air this time, was to attend an unveiling and commemorative service at the Richmond Park Showgrounds. Wahine anchor chain links have been mounted and carry a plaque, a tribute to the tragic event.

‘‘I didn’t know until I got there I was going to be a guest speaker,’’ Mrs Hick said. ‘‘I don’t mind, I believe it is important to keep alive the Wahine legacy. There isn’t a day goes by I don’t think of that day.’’ Seaman Don Voss was on

the lifeboat when Mrs Hick was picked out of the sea. ‘‘I was reunited with Don, he came to the commemoration, it was special to see him,’’ she said. Mrs Hick spoke at the unveiling and then went on to Tapawera School to speak. The 47 links of anchor chain were donated by farmer Michael Flanagan. ‘‘It was being used for crushing scrub in a forestry area,’’ Mrs Hick said. ‘‘When they discovered it was from the Wahine, he and a group of others got together to organise the commemoration.’’ Mrs Hick was given a partial section of one link as a keepsake.

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The concrete remains of the Tane Hemp Company Limited Suspension Bridge and Flaxmill at Opiki have been registered as a category 1 historic place by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT). The last remains of a once thriving flax industry in the Manawatu and Horowhenua, the concrete suspension bridge and flaxmill were completed in 1917-18. NZHPT Historian Karen Astwood says flax fibre, one of New Zealand’s earliest export products, made a key contribution to the national economy. ‘‘There were many flax growing regions in New Zealand, but the Manawatu and Horowhenua were notable. In particular, the Makerua Swamp, stretching between Linton and Shannon, was an important centre, and its production peaked during World War 1.’’ Members of prominent local flax industry families, the Seiferts and Akers, combined forces with other investors in 1915 to form the Tane Hemp Company Limited to provide road access to the local railway station through the swamp and across the Manawatu River. The bridge was one of the longest main span bridges ever constructed in New Zealand. Following a

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THE concrete remains of the suspension bridge at Opiki have been registered as a category 1 historic place. devastating flax disease and slump in demand for flax fibre, the flaxmill closed in the early 1920s. The mills were demolished and the swamp drained to create farmland. The suspension bridge passed into sole ownership of the Akers family, and gained distinction as the only privately owned toll bridge in the country. In 1969, a replacement state highway bridge was

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Now that the weather’s starting to improve, our family cat, Monkey, is spending a lot more time outside and has developed quite a knack for hunting. He has decided to bring his little treasures inside and often leave them scattered in bits across the house. The kids were absolutely mortified to find half a dead bird next to their school shoes the other morning. Is there a way that we can discourage Monkey from hunting or at least bringing things inside? Or is this all a part of cats natural instincts? — Emma Hunting is a natural instinct for a cat, however there are things you can do to discourage and minimise hunting. Collars with bells make it harder for cats to successfully hunt. There are also other collar type products that may have an effect, and you can discuss these with your veterinarian or at your local pet store. Cats often hunt at night, as small animals are more

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Survey to help tailor rules Horowhenua residents are being invited to complete the Alcohol in our Community survey and have their say on how and where alcohol is supplied and sold within the district. The 2012 Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act now gives communities a greater say on alcohol matters and Horowhenua District Council would like community feedback to help it develop a Local Alcohol Policy — which will include the hours when alcohol can be sold, limits on the number, location or density of premises selling alcohol and requirements for bars to operate a one-way door restriction from a defined time. The survey is available online at www.horowhenua. govt.nz under Business — Licensing and Certification — Liquor Licensing. Hard copies are available from Council offices at Tokomaru, Shannon, Foxton, Levin, Te Takere. Alternatively, call the Customer Service Centre on 366-0999 and request a copy. The survey closes on Friday December 20 at 5pm. For more information, please contact: Lisa Roiri, Liquor Licensing Officer, lisar@horowhenua. govt.nz, (06) 366-0999.

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Dragon hunters become tamers By COLLEEN THORPE

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EW Zealand writing and illustrating team James Russell and Link Choi have done it again. Their first book, The Dragon Hunters, became an instant hit in our house and their second, The Dragon Tamers, has our littlies just as spellbound. From the inside cover, with a Tolkein-style map which includes Mt Monstrous, Lake Levitation and Dragon Hatchery, to the final page where a dragon sleeps in Flynn and Paddy’s bedroom, the children have a smile a mile wide. The rhyming text is catchy and doesn’t take too many reads for the kids to start finishing the sentences. The pictures are gorgeous, with lots of detail which our wee readers pore over. The origin of the map on the end papers of the first book is revealed in this book as a dusty relic from the boys’ attic. Noticing ‘‘The Dragon Hatchery’’ on it, the brothers decide to investigate. The eventful caper gathers in pace when a ‘‘tiny breeze’’ in Paddy’s trousers sets off a chain reaction of hatching dragons’ eggs and a tumultuous chase scene. Unable to escape a baby dragon that has mistaken them for its parents, the boys are forced to adopt it as a pet and bring it home. ‘‘The success of Hunters was a lovely surprise,’’ says Choi. LIANZA judges were effusive in their praise for Choi’s illustrations: ‘‘The composition of each one is reminiscent of the best children’s illustrations. Changes in perspective, point of view, time of day, colour palate, crossover from recto to verso and overlapping the gutter to the corresponding page complement the text wonderfully. The trees in particular are stunning.’’ Trees feature heavily in the new book too, with much of the action taking place in the bush. Nikau feature on the cover, and inside

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Audio books perfect for holiday road trips Te Takere has a large collection of audio books available for library users to borrow. While the format has practical uses for the hearing impaired and helping children learn to read, audio books have become popular as a convenient way to catch up on your reading. Ever thought of putting one on in the car when you heading off on a long trip? No more wrestling with the controls when your favourite radio station disappears off the wavelengths and no more ads. Perfect for a solo road trip, or when you are stuck in bumper to bumper holiday traffic. They are also a great way to keep the kids occupied and avoid the dreaded question, are we there yet? Nothing like some Harry Potter or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to make the time speed by. Try a little Maeve

TOP 10 BOOKS New adult fiction The Counterfeit Mistress by Madeline Hunter A Christmas Wish by Lizzie Lane Caribee by Julian Stockwin A Gift to Remember by Melissa Hill The Litter of the Law by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown Critical Mass by Sara Paretsky The Wolves of Midwinter by Anne Rice Sword of Rome by Douglas Jackson Cross and Burn by Val McDermid Outlaw by Ted Dekker Binchy or Anne Perry if that is more your style while your are out in the garden, having a quiet drink on the deck, or if you just want to kick back and relax, eyes closed, after a hard day at work. This month the library has received a whole lot of new audio books on CD just in time for summer. There are some fabulous titles for both for adults and children. New adult audio books are just $3 for three weeks

and all children’s audio books are free. All our new audio books and DVDs are on display just behind the newspapers. Make these summer holidays the ones when you finally get around to a good ‘read’. Visitor information centre manager Colleen Tyree is counting down to a new travel service. Keep an eye and ear out in the New Year for the big announcement.

shopping and relax in our open media room with a Christmas movie. Weekdays at 2pm. Summer Reading: Tere are limited spaces still available on the Summer Reading programme which started on Monday. The free incentivebased reading programme runs during the summer holidays. There are three age groups for pre-school and primary school children, intermediate, and secondary school students. Visit Te Takere, Foxton Library or Shannon Library to register now. Today Bootcamp: Youth Space (every Monday, Wednesday & Friday), 7am-8am Thursday Baby play: Youth Space, 9am-noon. Friday Technology clinic for seniors: 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. Saturday Christmas with the Levin Centennial Concert Band: Come and enjoy some seasonal family music with the Levin Centennial Concert Band. They will be playing a selection of their favourite music performed throughout the year along with a variety of popular Christmas tunes for all. Outside Te Takere if it is fine, inside if it is wet, 1pm2.30pm.

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

Sunday Super sport Sunday: Cricket, Blackcaps versus the West Indies, on the big screen in the open meeting room.

6pm - 8:30pm Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th December 2013

Monday Music Monday: Coldplay HD Rock in Rio 2011, full Concert. 2pm, open meeting room.

Come along, take some time out from the busyness of Christmas and enjoy a family friendly opportunity to celebrate Christmas. Followed by Coffee & Dessert

All welcome

Tuesday Baby play: Youth Space, 9am-noon. JP clinic: Kowhai Room, 11.30am-1.30pm.

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

For further information phone 368 8177 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!

emotional well being. Health benefits include enhancing memory, balance, coordination, flexibility and sense of accomplishment. At Te Takere, $6 a class — payment to made three days prior to class. ■ Chalkle classes are taking a holiday over Christmas and

New Year, but keep an eye on the website because we are busy working on new classes to bring you in 2014. The last classes are on December 16 and they start again on February 3. The Chalke website will be updated weekly with new ideas for community learning.

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CHALKLE CLASSES Monday Tai Chi: A gentle exercise program that is a part of traditional Chinese medicine, derived from the martial arts. It is composed of slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and deep breathing, which enhance physical health and

■ Visit the online adventures at www.dragonbrothersbooks.com

The Salvation Army Levin – proudly presents –

WHAT’S ON AT TE TAKERE TED talks: Open meeting room, 12.30-1pm. Ben Goldacre: Battling bad science. Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they’re right? Alessandro Acquisti: Why privacy matters. The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters. Exhibition space: Images Over the Years: Levin artist Rod Ashcroft has terminal pancreatic cancer and is exhibiting with his talented grand-daughter Erin Corkill, supported by friend and fellow artist Kay Kidd. All the work is for sale with proceeds benefitting Arohanui Hospice and Te Takere. Look for the three paintings of Boris, one by each artist. A fourth by Rod is being raffled with the proceeds going to the hospice. Monday to Friday Christmas movies: Have a break from Christmas

can be found ponga, kauri and pohutukawa — all depicted in Choi’s whimsical, patchwork style. ‘‘There are also some wonderful quirks that children love to spot in Link’s illustrations in The Dragon Tamers,’’ says Russell. ‘‘For example, in the first book the dragon’s tooth is knocked out. In this book, in the very last illustration, there it is, framed on the boys’ bedroom wall.’’ Russell has also been taken aback at the book’s success. ‘‘I know children really like it, which is the main thing, of course, but I’m also conscious of including a nod in there just for the parents. ‘‘When a woman emailed me to say she had just finished reading it for the 18th consecutive night at the insistence of her son, I knew we had something. ‘‘That gives me great pleasure, as well as great sympathy.’’ Russell believes books may be splitting into two types — the throwaway, consumable fiction will all become digital, and the collectors’ item books — the beautifully bound, well designed, nice-to-hold books — that will endure. ‘‘That’s what we have tried to do with the Dragon Brothers Trilogy — we want them to be collectables and to be treasured and pulled out and reminisced about in 20 or 30 years’ time,’’ says Russell. ‘‘We have avoided tying them through story or illustration to any time or place — and only Kiwis will recognise the tree species — so really they are universal. The plan is to get them published around the world.’’ The Dragon Brothers Books website has also seen strong traffic, with features such as an interactive map, printable colouring-in sheets, videos of readings, author’s blog and photos essays of Choi’s illustrative process.


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Levin resident Darryl Baker has had the same amaryllis hippeastrum bulb for about four years and said he normally got between four and six blooms each year. ‘‘I have no idea why it’s suddenly gone wild producing 20 blooms at its peak this year. I’ve never seen anything like it and I’ve not done anything special or different, just watering and a bit of liquid fertiliser as usual. I just think it must be a fluke.’’ Mr Baker said he had to pick a few blooms past their best so at the time of taking this photo, there were only about 15 blooms left. ‘‘It still makes for a good picture though, which I thought some people may be interested to see.’’ Amaryllis originates from South America’s tropical regions and its flowering bulbs are one of the easiest to bring to bloom. They can be grown inside or outside but prefer temperatures around 20C to 21C as a general rule. Bulbs will flower in 7 to 10 weeks and come in many varieties and shades, including red, white, pink, salmon, orange and striped varieties.

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Grants 2012 Thomas George Macarthy Trust After Thomas George Macarthy’s death in 1912, Public Trust was appointed executor of his estate. The T G Macarthy Board of Governors has approved the following grants: Name of Organisation

STRESS is a threat to foliage.

Plants under stress Digging in WALLY RICHARDS Stress affects plants as well as all life forms as far as I am aware. We suffer stress in our day to day lives and this time of the year is especially stressful for some people. As there are different forms of stress which humans can be affected by, there are also different forms of stress that plants can suffer. The most obvious of these is moisture — either not enough, or too much. Not enough moisture and the plant starts to dehydrate and the lower leaves tend to flatten out to shade or cover the surrounding soil helping to prevent moisture loss from the soil. The upper foliage also droops and, without receiving a good amount of water to moisten the earth, the plant will wither and die. Too much water we call wet feet which means there are excessive amounts of water around the roots with little or no oxygen; then the roots will start to rot unless its a bog type plant. As the roots rot, the foliage will droop and leaves will begin to fall off until the plant dies. Some plants will try to remove the water from around their roots by taking up water to the leaves where it forms as drops of water on the tips of the leaves. Wet feet is fatal to a number of plants such as citrus trees. Plants also suffer stress from weather conditions such as rapid temperature changes (going from cold to hot and back to cold) wind damage, heat, cold/freezing, insufficient light or too much sunlight. Planted in the wrong situation, a plant can stress out because of a range of things such as soil conditions, pH, shade or sun, wet or dry, fertile or barren. Too much food or not enough, unbalanced nutrients which are locking up, missing elements are all problems that will cause stress. (Use Rok Solid and Magic Botanic Liquid for unlocking and supplying all the elements.) When you move container plants, you create a problem as the plant has to readjusting to the new situation. Ficus Benjamina is a pot plant that hates to be moved from one spot to another unless the new spot is identical to the old spot, otherwise it will leaf drop and then produce new foliage as it adjusts. Plants that are attacked by insects can be likened to you having a multitude of leaches or mosquitoes attacking your body. (That is stressful.) Leaf diseases such as black spot, mildew etc often appear on plants when conditions favour them or when a plant is in stress for some reason. If, say, your fruit tree that is laden with fruit sheds its crop, then the tree is in stress for some reason. If it sheds part of the crop it is likely self thinning the fruit as it cannot support all the crop or so that the better, larger fruit have sufficient room to mature. If you think you are facing several types of stress related issues in your life currently, then think again what our plants have to face.

Seedlings in punnets can easily become stressed when their root systems fill the punnet and the mix dries out quickly. I have seen seedlings in stress in chain stores because the staff don’t water often enough. It is especially bad this season because of the weather and people not planting out as they would in a better season, leaving a lot of old over-grown stock. I went to one hardware chainstore recently to pick up a few things and also obtain a few vegetable seedlings; all that was on display was oversized plants which would have already been in stress a few times and a total waste money buying and of time planting. If it’s vegetable seedlings you are going to buy, look for the small plants which have a bit of growing to do before they get too big for the container they are in. If you buy the big plants, what will happen is, you plant them out, they grow on for a few weeks then, before maturing, they go to seed. When I owned a garden centre and nursery we would throw vegetable plants out once they were too big and in danger of going into stress, and replace them with smaller healthy plants. Now this rule does not apply to plants such as tomatoes, cucumbers etc which you want to flower and fruit. Likewise flower plant seedlings, the bigger, the better as we want them to flower as soon as. But brassicas, lettuce, onions, leeks, silverbeet, beetroot, spring onions, spinach etc, you want them to mature and not waste your time going to seed. I have had a few complaints from gardeners recently on this very problem. While we are on the subject of brassicas, it would be a good idea if planting out over the next few months to place Neem Tree Granules in the planting hole and also on the soil surface. This is to help with the control of aphids and caterpillars. Then, after planting, put some hoops over the row and cover with crop cover. It only costs about $5 a metre and it’s 4 metres wide. Keeps those plants free of pests and makes preparation of them for the table an easy job. The cover can be used time and time again. Recently I purchased a 5 litre pump-up sprayer to do those inbetween jobs that my big back pack sprayer is a hassle to use and my favourite trigger sprayers are too small. Looking at the range of pump-up sprayers about the 5 litre size, they varied in price from twenty odd dollars upwards. I have purchased over the years numerous cheaper sprayers which all end up in the rubbish bin, often sooner than later. Instead, I opted for a more expensive Hills sprayer and, after using it, I am glad I did. So easy to use and clean afterwards, I am back to being a happy chappie when I need to spray. So treat yourself or someone to a decent sprayer this Christmas — they will thank you for it. Well about one more article for the year after this one so look after yourselves and your gardens over the festive season. ■ For gardening problems ring me at 0800 466-464 (Palmerston North 357-0606). Email wallyjr@gardenews.co.nz. Website www.gardenews.co.nz

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Accounting for Charities Trust $3,000 ADD NZ Trust $4,999 Adult Day Care Centre $1,500 Agape Fellowship Charitable Trust $5,000 Age Concern Horowhenua Inc $4,000 Age Concern Kapiti Inc $4,000 $4,000 Age Concern Manwatu Inc Age Concern Wairarapa (WOOPs) $4,000 $4,000 Age Concern Wanganui Inc Age Concern Wellington $4,000 $2,347 Air Training Corp No. 21 Squadron Air Training Corp No.1 Squadron $462 $2,500 Air Training Corp No.10 Squadron Air Training Corp No.22 Squadron $1,500 Air Training Corp No.41 Squadron $2,500 Alzheimers Wairarapa Inc $2,000 Alzheimers Wanganui Inc $5,000 $5,000 Alzheimers Wellington Amesbury Christian Counselling $3,000 $7,500 Anglican Diocese of Wellington Anglican Social Work Trust $2,000 $25,000 Arohanui Hospice Service Trust Art Access Aotearoa $5,000 $5,000 Arthritis New Zealand – National Autism Intervention Trust $6,000 Barnardo’s New Zealand $10,000 Big Buddy Mentoring Trust $7,500 Birthright - New Zealand $10,000 Bonfire Community Trust $3,329 Brain Injury Assn - Central Districts $4,000 $5,000 Budget Service – Levin Budget Service – Marton & Districts $5,000 $4,800 Cancer Society – Wairarapa Capital Seniors Inc $2,200 $110,000 Catholic Schools Board Ltd Catholic Social Services - Wgtn $20,000 $20,000 Challenge 2000 ChangeMakers Refugee Forum $7,500 Chelsea Day Care Trust - The Chelsea Club $4,000 Christian Care Trust - Levin $3,000 Christian Fellowship for Disabled $3,000 Chron’s & Colitis NZ Trust $4,000 Churches Education Commission (PN) $2,100 Churches Education Commission (Wellington) $7,500 Citizens Advice Bureau – Palmerston North $1,500 $1,500 Citizens Advice Bureau – Porirua Citizens Advice Bureau - Wairarapa $1,500 $1,500 Citizens Advice Bureau - Whanganui Coastguard Central Region Inc. $20,000 Community Accounts Mentoring Service $3,000 Community Centre - Featherston $4,637 Community Centre – Wairarapa $7,500 Community Counselling Centre – Wairarapa $4,000 Community House – Hataitai $2,000 Community House - Moera $2,000 Community House - Wanganui $25,000 Community Trust – Pascal Street $5,000 Counselling & Education Centre - Marton $3,000 Crossroads Christian Community Trust $1,500 Cystic Fibrosis NZ – Central Districts $2,985 Deaf Aotearoa NZ Inc – Palmerston North $4,000 $4,000 Deaf Aotearoa NZ Inc – Wellington $5,000 DEBRA Trust – Wellington $4,000 Disability Information & Equipment Centre $3,000 Disability Resource Centre – Whanganui $3,000 Disabled Persons Assembly $5,000 Down Syndrome NZ Assn Down Syndrome Social Club (Wgtn) $3,000 Downtown Community Ministry $20,000 Dress for Success – Wellington $5,600 Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award $7,500 Early Intervention Trust - Wellington $4,500 Emerge Supported Employment Trust $3,000 English Language Partners - Horo/Kapiti $3,000 $3,000 English Language Partners - Hutt $3,000 English Language Partners - PN $3,000 English Language Partners - Wanganui $3,000 English Language Partners - Wgtn $5,000 Family Budgeting Services - NZ Fed. $20,000 Family Centre - Anglican Social Svcs Family Centre - Kapiti $1,000 Fostercare Association – Manawatu $1,000 Gifted Kids Wellington & Hutt $7,500 Girl Guides Assn - Masterton $1,200 Girl Guides Assn – Palmerston North $1,200 Girls Brigade – Central Districts $1,000 $4,900 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren $4,000 Hearing Dogs for Deaf People $10,000 Holocaust Centre of New Zealand $4,389 Horowhenua Kids Teens & Family Hospice Wanganui $20,000 Huntington’s Disease Association $5,000 Hutt Valley Disabled Resources $3,000 Kapiti Catholic Youth Trust $5,000 Kapiti Youth Support (KYS) $15,000 Katherine Mansfield Birthplace $2,000 Kids Camp New Zealand $6,000 Kindergartens, Playcentres $57,500 King Street Artworks $13,000 Kiwi Community Assistance $10,000 La Leche League – Lower Hutt $1,017 Laura Fergusson Trust Wgtn $1,642 Learning & Growing Together Trust $5,000 Life Flight Trust $20,000 Life to the Max Trust $5,000 Literacy Feilding Inc $2,200 Living Without Violence – Porirua $15,000 Living Without Violence Inc – Kapiti $10,000 Mana Education Centre Trust $5,000 Manawatu Stewart Centre Trust $4,000 Manawatu Tertiary Chaplaincy $2,000 Manawatu Youth Orchestra $500 Manchester House Social Services $7,500 Marsden Day Care Trust $4,000 Marton & Surrounds ICT Hub $5,000 Mary Potter Hospice $45,000 ME/CFS Support Group Wellington $2,500 Methodist Social Service Centre $7,500

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Mix: Connecting, Creating, Living $5,000 Mothers Network – Wellington $1,260 Multiple Sclerosis Society – Manawatu $7,500 Multiple Sclerosis Society – Wellington $3,670 $7,500 Muscular Dystrophy Assn Wgtn N Z Council of Christian Social Services $5,000 $825 NZ Essential Tremor Support Group Inc. NZ Lysosomal Storage Diseases $5,000 $3,000 NZ Secondary Students Choir Order of St John - Central Region $35,000 $350 Ostomy Society Wanganui Outward Bound Trust of New Zealand $3,000 Pablos Art Studio Inc $13,000 Parent Help Wellington Inc $4,500 Parent to Parent - Manawatu $5,000 Parent to Parent - Wellington $5,000 Parentline - Manawatu $3,000 $2,518 Parents Centres – Mana Parents Centres NZ Inc $5,434 $5,000 Parkinsonism Society - Kapiti/Horowhenua Parkinsonism Society - Wellington $5,000 $2,275 Parkinsons Soceity – Wairarapa Parkinsons Society – Manawatu $5,000 $4,500 PARS - Horowhenua Petone Residence for the Elderly Trust Inc $1,633 Petone Youth & Family Trust $4,900 Plunket Societies $29,000 Post and Ante-Natal Distress Support Group $3,304 Pregnancy Centre - Manawatu $3,170 Pregnancy Counselling Services Inc $9,500 $7,500 Pregnancy Help Inc - Greater Wgtn Presbyterian Support Central $7,500 $3,170 Pregnancy Centre - Manawatu Pregnancy Counselling Services Inc $9,500 $7,500 Pregnancy Help Inc - Greater Wgtn Presbyterian Support Central $7,500 $10,000 Prison Fellowship of New Zealand Pukaha Mount Bruce Board $8,000 Rape Counselling Network – Hutt Valley $4,000 Read Write Plus $4,000 Recovery 198 Charitable Trust $1,450 Refugee Family Reunification Trust $4,000 Riding for the Disabled Assn NZ $7,000 $20,000 Ronald McDonald House Wellington Trust Sailability Wellington Trust $5,000 $100,000 Salvation Army Samaritans - Horowhenua $1,000 $5,000 Samaritans – Manawatu Samaritans - Wellington $4,900 Schizophrenia Fellowship – Wairarapa $7,500 Schizophrenia Fellowship – Wanganui $7,500 Schools $495,900 Scout Association of NZ $7,500 Sea Cadet Corps – TS Tutira $1,500 Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation - Wgtn $6,000 Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre $7,500 Skylight - Children’s Grief Centre $15,000 Smiling Straight Dental Trust $4,900 SPELD - NZ Inc $7,500 Sri Lankan Seniors’ Assn Inc $1,500 St Marks Parish Carterton $3,000 $5,000 Stage Challenge Foundation $2,000 Stairway Inc- Horowhenua $7,500 StarJam Charitable Trust $6,000 Stopping Violence Services - Wairarapa $5,000 Street Van Inc. – Palmerston North $6,000 Street Youth Ministries Trust Inc Stroke Foundation - Central Region $5,000 Supergrans - Lower Hutt $6,000 Supporting Families In Mental Illness-Manawatu $6,200 Surf Life Saving New Zealand $11,000 Sustainability Trust $7,500 Suzanne Aubert Compassion Centre $25,000 $7,500 Te Aroha Noa Community Services $15,000 Te Manawa Services Charitable Trust $40,000 Te Omanga Hospice Trust $4,000 Teach Me Trust $5,000 The House of Grace Trust Inc $4,000 The House of Hope Trust The Parenting Place – Attitude Division $8,000 ThroughBlue $5,000 Toy Library Federation of NZ $5,850 Upper Hutt Community Rescue $7,600 Vincents Art Workshop Inc $13,000 Voice Thru Your Hands $2,000 Volunteer Kapiti Inc $5,000 $5,000 Volunteer Wellington $50,000 Wellington Boys & Girls Institute $35,000 Wellington City Mission $35,000 Wellington Free Ambulance Service Wellington Hospitals & Health Foundation $11,864 Wellington Museum Trust $10,000 Wellington Night Shelter $25,000 Wesley Community Action $20,000 Whaiora Whanui Trust $8,500 Whanganui Creative Space $2,000 Whanganui Safe and Free $5,000 Wharekai Pepe Trust $1,000 Women’s Boarding House – Wellington $3,816 Womens Centre – Lower Hutt $3,000 Women’s Centre - Upper Hutt $5,000 Women’s Centre - Wairarapa $4,500 Women’s Health Collective - Wellington $4,500 Women’s Health Collective-Palmerston North $4,000 Women’s Health Group - Otaki $5,000 Women’s Network - Wanganui $4,000 Women’s Refuge - National Collective $11,000 YMCA Central Incorporated $7,500 Youth Development Trust FDY Wgtn $7,500 Youth Quest Trust $7,500 Youth Services Trust - Whanganui $5,333 Youthline - Palmerston North $2,000 Youthline - Wellington $2,000 YWCA - Whanganui $4,500 Zeal Education Trust $7,500 YWCA - Whanganui $4,500 Zeal Education Trust $7,500

Total amount of funds granted

You can access the T G Macarthy Trust website at www.tgmacarthytrust.org.nz

$2,314,659

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Streets full for Christmas parade

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THE MAN IN RED: Santa Claus accompanied by the Christmas fairy waves out to the excited crowds at the Levin Christmas Parade.

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BIG TURNOUT: More than 2,000 people ignored the rainy start to the day to welcome the Levin Christmas Parade back on the main street after a nine-year absence.

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RED AND WHITE BELTS: The Taekwondo Academy students made for a colourful show on their float.

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TENTACLE TREAT: A giant octopus reaches out to the crowds along Oxford Street.

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SWEET TIMES: The lolly scramble at the Christmas Carnival proved popular with children of all ages.


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SERVICE DIRECTORY

Reel Marine If you are looking for a qualified marine mechanic in the Horowhenua then look no further than Nathan Bromley owner/ operator of Reel Marine. It is important to make sure that your recreational watercraft is safe. Keep your friends and family safe with a pre-service safety check. Nathan offers this safety check for $70. It covers checking things like safety equipment, compression, ignition system, charging system, running condition and the general condition of your outboard, boat and trailer. Nathan can supply genuine and QUALITY aftermarket parts for outboards, inboards, jetskis, boats and trailers. He is also a stockist of salt-away products. Outboards are subject to the harshest conditions on the planet, salt and sand. Salt-away products help protect from corrosion and deterioration. He offers a pick up and delivery service of your trailer boat with all repairs in the Horowhenua area. If you don’t have a trailer or you simply cannot come to him for repairs; no problem, he can come to you. Having the latest diagnostic tools for Yamaha, Mercury, Suzuki, Johnson, Evinrude and Mercruiser means that Nathan can help diagnose any potential faults. Nathan is an honest person who takes pride in his work and who will do his best to keep your boat as safe as possible for you, your family and friends. Remember the yearly service that is recommended by most outboard manufacturers is preventative maintenance and this gives longer life and reliability which can save you money in the long term. Ensure that your friends and family are safe at sea, you can’t afford to take risks. Nathan would love to hear from you so give him a call on 021 721-046.

BOATING

CENTRAL AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES Full Diesel repairs & Maintenance TRANSPORT & GENERAL ENGINEERING

Phone

06 368 2037 06 368 1591 Mobile Ian 021 532 995 Ken 021 246 8202

PANEL BEATER HOROWHENUA TREE & GARDEN

CLEANER

DIESEL SERVICES

Gary Drew’s Cleaning Services Guaranteed to beat any existing commercial quote!

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Commercial/Domestic Carpets Offices & Shops Upholstery/Cars Windows Rentals Ovens Chimney Sweeping

Gary: 027 764 4173

COMPUTERS

PHONES & SECURITY

ELECTRICIAN

OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT

QUALIFIED TREE SURGEON MULCHING GARDEN MAINTENANCE FREE ADVICE AND QUOTES FULL INSURED

James Petrie

E: horotree@gmail.com M: 022 329 1783 | P: 06 363 8170

STORAGE

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Small Equipment & Ride On Mower Servicing

YOUR TOTAL ELECTRICAL SPECIALISTS

Industrial - Domestic - Commerical

Jade Coley

Email: info@levinlockups.co.nz www.levinlockups.co.nz

Commercial Refrigeration

• Accredited Heat Pump Suppliers & Installers • Home Ventilation Systems • Inspections • Caravan Certificates • Town & Rural • Pumps, Motors 2 Sheffield Street, Levin • Generators Ph: 367 9086 Email: bgelect@xtra.co.nz

SERVICING THE HOROWHENUA FOR OVER 50 YEARS The best test is the test of time!

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Coach back for another season By PETER FRANKLIN Jared Tanira has retained the high performance coach’s position with HorowhenuaKapiti Rugby Union’s Heartland team for next season. Horowhenua Kapiti Rugby Union CEO Corey Kennett said Jared brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in both playing and coaching to the Heartland Head Coach position. HKRFU is very happy with the progression that the Heartland Team have made under Jared. Jared resides in Levin and his involvement in rugby has been varied, playing in the Auckland Maori Under 21 team in the late 80’s, club rugby in Australia in the mid 90’s, he played for the Buller Heartland (known as NPC) team in 2001-2002 before moving to Auckland in 2003. While in Auckland, Jared

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COACHING ROLE: Jared Tanira. coached the Ponsonby Woman’s team (the Fillies) and was Assistant Coach of the Auckland Woman’s Development team. In 2006 Jared moved to Horowhenua Kapiti and was

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involved with the Shannon Rugby Club where he coached the Shannon Premier team for three years. He was successful in his coaching progression when he was appointed Heartland Assistant Coach in 2009, a position he held for three seasons. Jared was appointed Head Coach of the HKRFU Heartland team for 2012 and 2013. Tanira said he was pleased to take up the position again and felt that the team as a whole had made valuable progress during the 2013 season. ‘‘I’m really looking forward to the coming season and what we can achieve,’’ He said again the difference would be the work load, he said he would be spending more time with the clubs and coaches ensuring that all the players have the chance to reach the best they can be.

The Croquet ManawatuWanganui Association interclub for week nine saw another 3-0 win to Levin, this time over Wanganui. The win put Levin in an unassailable lead and they will retain the trophy that they won last season. Congratulations to Levin on the strong performance they have put up all through the competition. With one week to go and Martin and Feilding having an match to make up, it remains to be seen who will be runnerup. Levin 3 Wanganui 0. Individual results: Ted Anderson (L) bt Richard Bonner (W) 26-3; Betty Anderson (L) bt Pamela Quirk (W) 22-21; Bob Eyles & Jenny Harding

(L) bt Krina Fitchet & Joyce Fiddes 26-6. Feilding 3, Tararua 0. Individual results: Janice Coleman (F) bt Bethia Campbell (T) 16-13; Ken Managh (F) bt Graham Raynel (T) 26-10; Sandra haycock & Fiona Francis (F) bt Gay Janssen & Rose Stewart (T) 22-11. Marton 1, Rose Gardens 2. Individual results: Monica Huisman (RG) bt Mary McNae (M) 26-10; Rob Kirby (M) bt Betsy Brue`re (RG) 21-15; Michael Hardman & Haig Thomson (RG) bt David & Annette Winmill (M) 22-21. Points to date (net hoops in brackets): Levin 20 (+114), Rose Gardens 13 (-17), Marton 12 (+34), Feilding 12 (-24) Tararua 11 (+5) Wanganui 10 (-112). Marton and Feilding have played one fewer match than the others.

RSA BOWLS Results of the I.C.Marks Monday triples: In first place Shannon: Woody Woodmass, Colleen Fuller and Lynette Metcalfe, 3.5 wins, 19 ends, 33 points. In second: Piki Bevan, Jim Lewis and Ann Woodcock, 3 wins, 19 ends, 47

points. In third Roy James, Ross Staples and Richard Hill, 3 wins, 19 ends and 33 points. Members are asked to check the board for teams drawn for the pre-Christmas competition.

TRADE, PROFESSIONAL AND RETAIL SERVICES VALU UE OIL FROM $79.95 FULL VEHICLE SERVICE

• Up to 4 Litres of New quality engine Oil • New Standard Oil Filter • All Other fluids Checked, topped up • Tyre Pressures Checked • Lube, grease where applicable • General check tyres, air filter, lights, wipers belts etc.

TAKE CARE OF YOUR CAR

Value oil change, north service lane behind Tom Lancaster Cars + Rentals 318 Oxford St, Levin | Ph : 06 367 9555 Ask for Leighton

TOPLINE FENCING When experience counts

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CONTRACTOR Mini Loader, Digger, Roller & Truck Hire • 10 tonne excavator • 3 tonne excavator • 3 tonne loader • Associated equipment for debris cleanup • Appropriate safety gear

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For all your Building Needs Additions Alterations Domestic Maintenance Carports & Garaging Labour only Housing Fences & Decks

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LEVIN'S HIDDEN TREASURE TROVE ARGUABLY THE BIGGEST SECOND HAND SHOP IN TOWN. GOODIES GALORE SPILLING OUT THE DOOR.

RETRO • VINTAGE • COLLECTABLES FURNITURE • WHITEWARE TOOLS • BOOKS • HOUSEHOLD GOODS NEW TIMBER PICNIC TABLES Open lOam - 4pm Daily. 6 McKenzie Street, Levin.

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COMPUTER SALES & SERVICE Personal Service You Can Rely On

COMPUTER SOLUTIONS LEVIN

Ph: (06) 367 9875 Mb: 027 223 4190

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• New & Re-roofing • P. V. C & Coloursteel Spouting • Longrun Coloursteel

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One stop maintenance team • All work guaranteed & fully insured

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• Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations • Decks & Fences • Driveways & Landscaping • Roof & Spouting Repairs • Insurance Claims

Michael Laing

Phone: Mike 027 505 5877 LBP 103386 or Dean 027 496 6461

Servicing Kapiti/Horowhenua since 1993

or Office: 367 0791

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• Sheetmetal Work • Repairs & Maintenance • Flashing Fabrication • Sheetmetal Work

For an open and shut case to protecting LIFE’s TREASURES

• All Construction – New Homes, Farm Buildings, Alterations, Joinery Repairs

ALL available for hire, or call the experts

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Clash of NZ’s best sprintcars By PETER FRANKLIN Speedway sprintcar fans will be disappointed as the international sprintcars will be missing at this Saturday night’s race meeting at the Robertson Holden International Speedway. The meeting will go ahead less the international drivers and cars, but the race meeting will feature a super clash of steel on steel, as the local Palmerston North Pumas take on the best from the capital, the Wellington Young Guns in a teams race not to be missed. Speedway Track Manager Bryan Pukowski said disappointingly the American drivers have had to return to the States before the international meeting could take place, but they will be back in January-February to lay down the law on who is the fastest sprintcar drivers in the world. Pukowski said the Americans may not be here for the December 14 meeting but the best of the Kiwis will be, with the likes of the two young hot shots, Kapiti’s 82a Jamie Larsen and Wellington’s 21w Stephen Taylor, both of whom have shown some spectacular early season form in their 800hp winged monsters. However, with the New Zealand stockcar teams champs fast approaching, the

new look Pumas team of 35P Alec Wilson (captain), 33P William Humphries, 34P Gavin Taniwha, 36P Josh Prentice, 37P Jay Knight and 38P Darrel Wallace. The Pumas will be looking to continue the good reputation that has been built up over the years and stamp some authority on the title chase before the championships being held on January 1-2. The Wellington Young Guns, 51W Scooter McIntosh, 52W Richard Gaskin, 53W Blake Ellett, 54W Dale Robertson, 55W Paul Gaskin and Managers Graeme Gaskin and Kent Hawkins will not be intimidated by the Pumas reputation. Pukowski said they had a full race programme on the night including: Stockcars, Sprintcars, Sidecars, Solos and Adult Ministocks.

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FIRED UP: Alec Wilson is confident the Pumas can work as a team and win the teams race, ‘‘Although the Wellington side is strong, good cars and good drivers it is not going to be a walk in the park. It will be full on from start to finish.’’ PICTURE: PETER FRANKLIN

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What the judges had to say: “A great locally owned and professionally operated family business that can’t be rated high enough and goes well beyond the call of duty to satisfy its customers” This business attracted a very high number of very positive comments reflecting the owners’ commitment to serve the community in a genuine and interesting way and bringing customers back on a regular basis. Levin Novus has become the ‘talk of the town’ in terms their standard of service and taking the extra step to satisfy the customer. We would like to say a huge thank you to all the customers who took the time to vote for us, some of the comments made were quite humbling and lovely to know we are offering the level of service our customers deserve! Voting was based on quality of services delivered, staff and time scale to attend the job. Levin Novus is owned by

We cover all aspects of glazing from cars to houses, window tinting, showers and splashbacks. So if you want to experience the high level of customer service we offer, you can find us at 5a Durham Street. Levin Ph:06370557 E: levinglass@xtra.co.nz

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GOLF RESULTS Levin Golf Club: Dec 1, Men’s Classic, Division 1 Best Gross S Millard 148. Best Nett J Mitchell 135, Best Stableford K DeGraaff 80. 2nd Stableford B Pegally 80, 3rd Stableford P Bull. Division 2, Best Gross J Newman 168, Best Nett P Young 131, Best Stableford T Sutherland 78, 2nd Stableford S Leppard, 3rd Stableford J Fluker 74. Tuesday 3rd, Midweek Men Stableford, Richard Young 49, Regt Sinkinson Jeff Kay & Robert Harrison 42, Martin Wallace 41. Twos, Ralph Klaffke, Peter Coleman, Ray Harvey, Ken Sterne. Wednesday 4th, Ladies White Tee Stableford, Nan Sterne 36, Judith Walton 31, Lorraine Smith 30. Yellow Tee Stableford, Audrey Harrison & Norma Mercer 40, Jean Kay & Ralda Adams 39, Audrey Sciascia 38. Thursday 5th, Midweek Men Net, John Mullane 63, Noel Craddock 66, Fred James & Frank Coffey 68. Twos, Fred James. Late Starters Stableford, Klaas De Graaff 45, Phil Fryer 43, John Fisher 42. Two’s, Klaas DeGraaff, Ray Harvey, John Saulbrey. Saturday 7th, Ladies White Tee Stableford, Clare Sorensen 38, Rosie Priest 32, Judith Walton 30. Ladies Yellow Tee Stableford ,Lorraine Smith 42, Jan Kereopa 39, Beth Miles 38. Late Starters Stableford, Colin Simpson & Chris Goddard 41, Brian Wicker 40, Roger Perring 39. Twos, John Sorensen. Coming events: Sunday December 15 Christmas Cheer. Foxton Golf Club: Results for Tuesday December 3: Murray Wan 44, Elliott Olsen 44, Barry Parlane 43, Trevor Teal 42, Rob Chrystall 42, Bob Walden 42. Thursday December 5 results. Jeremy Manks 6 up, Murray Wan 6 up, Laurie Hart 5 up, Trevor Teal 3 up, Todd McGuigan 3 up. Doug Harris 3 up. Saturday December 7. President’s v Captaions Presidents 40.5 Captains 40.3 Mike Wilks 41, George Mcdonald41, David Lack 40, Ray Toy 36, Maurice Filer 36.


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ADVERTISING (06) 368 5109 Employment Vacancies

HAIRDRESSER

We are looking for an experienced hairdresser for our busy Levin salon. Must be willing to work in a team evnironment, have a friendly manner and confidence. Hours negotiable. Please send CV to or phone:

Hairsay 242 Oxford Street Levin

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All applications strictly confidential

Whether you’re towing a boat to the slip for a day’s fishing, or taking advantage of longer days to take loads of rubbish to the tip, trailers get more use in summer than any other part of the year. No matter how skilled you are, your towing (not to mention the fine art of reversing) will only ever be as good as the condition of your trailer, MTA Communications Manager Hamish Stuart says. During wet, cold winter months or periods of lessfrequent usage, trailers can suffer mechanical deterioration, which may go unnoticed: common problem areas include wheel bearings, lights, rust and tyres. Also, warrants of fitness (WoF) and registrations may lapse as with other road vehicles, trailers need to be certified to be on the road. Between a quick mechanical check, ensuring you haven’t overloaded the trailer, and being confident in your ability to control the unaccustomed weight and driving dynamics, drivers can easily avoid most causes of trailer failure, Stuart says. According to the latestavailable crash statistics (Ministry of Transport: 2005 to 2011), 8.4 injury-causing crashes per year are caused by drivers with trailers that are either overloaded or incompatible with three people killed. Driver inexperience caused an average 2.7 injurycausing crashes, while failure with couplings and chains caused 1.3 crashes. These are just the crashes people were injured or killed in it doesn’t take into account the unreported incidents, which damaged vehicles or property. Sadly, this is almost always avoidable. A quick check of yourself, your trailer and your load can save a whole lot of hassle, and in the worst cases, injury or death. Make it a summer to remember, for the right reasons, Stuart says. Check before you load up: Your trailer must be roadworthy it requires a current WoF and registration. Police and transport officials regard trailer tyres in the same way as those on cars so check your tread depth, and make sure they are in matched pairs on each axle.

A trailer must have a secure, locking coupling and a safety chain make sure the shackle pin is as large a size that will fit your chain and towbar. It must also have working lights and reflectors. There are a few different rules for this, depending on factors like the width of your trailer check NZ Transport Agency’s (NZTA) website for more details, or ask when you go in for your next WoF. There are two towballcoupling sizes: 17/8 and 50mm. Make sure your car’s towball and the trailer’s coupling match especially if you are using someone else’s trailer. Make sure your load is secure use ropes, tie-downs, a tarpaulin or a cargo net, if you’re moving loose material. If the total towed weight is more than 2,000kg, the trailer must have brakes. Irrespective of load, your vehicle and trailer must be able to stop in 7 metres from 30kph. If it can’t, you must fit brakes to the trailer. Even unloaded, trailers take more time and effort to stop take this into account. Refer to your vehicle’s manual and check the maximum trailer weight it can tow (both unbraked and braked). Failure to comply with manufacturer recommendations could affect your vehicle warranty and will affect your safety. Try to centre your load over the trailer axle not too far forward or back. Unbalanced loads are harder to control. Never put heavier loads to the rear of the trailer. Always make sure there is downward force at the point of connection to your vehicle. Give yourself more room. Remember that you’ll be pulling out wider at corners and when negotiating obstacles give yourself enough room. Backing a trailer is a skill that needs to be practised it’s all about small and deliberate movements a decent pull on the steering wheel will result in a significant shift in direction of your trailer. Smooth and gradual is the key in most cases. Towing a trailer will require extra power bear this in mind when approaching hills or steep driveways. You can also expect to use more fuel.

2 bdrm Queen St, $185p/w, 3 bdrm Perth St, $235p/w, 3 bdrm Vogel St, $240p/w, 3 bdrm Weraroa Rd $265p/w, pref l/t, must have refs. Phone 367 9934 or 027 4400 685. 2 bdrm unit Ely Pl, gge, fnced, $190p/w. Phone 0800 600 625. 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.

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3 bdrm completely LEVIN east, 2 bdrm, fire, renovated Queen St, f/fncd, gge, $220p/w, l/t. $245pw incl w/bin, gge, Call 027 249 3367. no dogs. Ph/txt 0275712711 FARMHOUSE 3 or 4 bed, 1 acre grazing, $240p/w, A1Room2Rent bond + refs. 021 044 3407. FOXTON rural, 3 bdrm villa, close to town & beach, no dogs, $700/month, long term pref. Phone 06 329 9595 evenings or 021 257 0971. LEVIN 3 bdrm, wd burner, fncd, deck, l/t, gge, $245p/w. Phn 0272493367.

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Are you seeking a position which is more than clinical in 2014? Are you a Registered Nurse with more than 3 years experience in caring for older people in New Zealand? We would love to discuss a permanent role in our two Facilities located in Foxton & Foxton Beach with you.

Be rewarded for you efforts in 2014, our Care Manager Mark 06 363 8498 or 027 63638498 or alternatively email your CV to Caremanager@lonsdalehospital.co.nz

Employment Vacancies

For Sale

Relief/on call skilled truck driver/ labourer Phone 362 6571

MOBILITY Scooters new and used to choose from. Canopy’s available for the winter weather. Southend Cycles, 368 5459 call Warwick. ROLL top writing desk in good cond, $350. Phone 367 2319. S/S shower tray and door, vanity unit, bath, Glo tub. 06 367 9704.

Wanted to Buy or Exchange

Situations Wanted

BUYING now. Legacy SINGLE farm assistant Antiques, Shannon. seeks employment full or Phone 362 7117. part time. Phn 063683757.

Firewood

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DRY DRY DRY firewood. PYO from $20 pick up. Mac, Gum, Pine, Douglas Fir, 28 Tararua Road, Levin - in big glasshouse. 0274 A Grade.

For Sale 2 wooden rocking horses, suit 2 to 4 year old, new $95 ea. Phone 06 367 3446 COMPUTER table, triangle shape, $50. Phone 367 2319. F & P fridge freezer 396B in gd condition $195. Phone 367 2319.

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LEVIN (ph 06 366 0666) Rent P/W 1 Bedroom 27a Duke St................................................. $145 2 Bedroom 1/6 Roosevelt St.......................................... $140 4/22 Macarthur St....................................... $160 77b Bartholomew Rd................................... $165 66 Mako Mako Rd ....................................... $160 5/22 Macarthur St....................................... $165 7 Alice Pl ..................................................... $185 10 Skye St................................................... $190 19 Hannan St............................................... $195 15 Worcester St........................................... $195 11 Linley Place ............................................ $205 59 Hokio Beach Rd...................................... $220 3 Bedroom 11 Mahoe St ................................................ $140 5 Perth St.................................................... $175 36 Strathmore Ave ...................................... $200 8 Lincoln Place ............................................ $215 4 Bedroom 114 Tiro Tiro Rd........................................... $235 5 Bedroom 10 Regal St.................................................. $355 5 Hillcrest Lane ........................................... $465

WAIKANAE (ph 04 974 6592)

3 + Studio 185 Te Moana Road..................................... $495

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2 Bedroom ½ Main St.................................................... $130 7a Frances St .............................................. $130 8 Liddell St .................................................. $160 3 Bedroom 7 Frances St................................................ $175 3 Herrington St............................................ $185 14 Hall St..................................................... $225

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2 Bedroom 2 Darwick St ............................................... $155 108 Seabury Ave ......................................... $155 181 Seabury Ave ......................................... $160 2 Chaffey St ................................................ $165 3 Bedroom 21 Dewe Terrace ......................................... $185 4a Shortt St................................................. $190 4 Bedroom 19 Linklater Ave........................................... $220

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1 Bedrooms 11 Ruanui St................................................ $160

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

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

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CABIN, sleepout, office, available now, 3.6m x 2.4m cabin. Delivered from $55pw. Call FREE 0508 CABIN 4U (0508 22246 48) www.room2rent.net.nz

Farm Services

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

Health

ACUPUNCTURE for pain relief, sports injury, health consultations, ACC provider, 10yrs exp, Bachelor Degree. Ph Kevin Huang 06 358 1690.

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

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

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

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

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

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FamilyNotices

Public Notices

WANTED CARS &TRUCKS $300 - $5000

TRUCKS - VANS UTES & 4X4’s

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

$100 - $3000

Levin RSA

CARS

We buy any trucks Big or Small

Open for all generations

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

MEMBERS DRAW - $800.00

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TONIGHT

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Public Notices LEVIN COSMOPOLITAN CLUB What’s On Join now and become a Club Member

It's not too late to book for Xmas Day Lunch Wednesday 11th Dec Club Seniors Day 1pm Linedancing - Hudson Room 6.30pm - 8pm Beginners 8pm - 9.30pm Intermediate Thursday 12th Dec Housie - Hudson Room 7.30pm Pool Adjunct AGM and Xmas Cheer Friday 13th Dec Quiz Night Joker Draw 2 x $2000 to be won Raffles Saturday 14th Dec LIVE BAND Harmony Showdown 8.30pm Sunday 15th Dec Cossie Members Kids Xmas Party 11am Adventure Park Contact Lisa Tuesday 17th Dec Linedancing - Hudson Room 3pm - 4.30pm Beginners Indoor Bowls - Hudson Room 7.15pm Texas Holdem Poker 7pm Members Draw Raffles Wednesday 18th Dec Club Seniors Day 1pm Linedancing - Hudson Room 6.30pm - 8pm Beginners 8pm - 9.30pm Intermediate Thursday 19th Dec Housie - Hudson Room 7.30pm Friday 20th Dec Quiz Night Joker Draw 2 x $2000 to be won Raffles Saturday 21st Dec LIVE BAND Freedom Express 8.30pm Sunday 22nd Dec LIVE BAND Battle of the Bands - Band Jam Main Lounge from 2pm Tuesday 24th Dec Members Draw Raffles

Oxford Street, Levin Phone: 06 368-2571 Members, affiliated members and guests welcome

Poppies Restaurant Lunch: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and 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.

Summer Recycling and Rubbish Collection Summer Recycling Services Foxton Beach Recycling Station: Located on Seabury Ave and available from 21 December 2013 Waitarere Beach and Waikawa Beach Collections: Recycling service available each Saturday from 21 December 2013 to 1 February 2014. A recycling truck and operator will be located at: • Waikawa Beach: from 9.00am to 11.30am near the toilet block at the reserve. • Waitarere Beach: from 1.00pm to 4.00pm at the tennis courts. Please only dispose of approved recyclable material. Christmas and New Year Rubbish Bag Collection and Kerbside Recycling Levin, Foxton, Foxton Beach, Waitarere Beach & Waikawa Beach • Monday 23 Dec 2013

- normal collection

• Tuesday 24 Dec 2013

- normal collection

• Wednesday 25 Dec 2013 - collection will happen on Thursday 26 Dec 2013 • Thursday 26 Dec 2013

- collection will happen on Friday 27 Dec 2013

• Monday 30 Dec 2013

- normal collection

• Tuesday 31 Dec 2013

- normal collection

• Wednesday 1 Jan 2014

- collection will happen on Thursday 2 Jan 2014

• Thursday 2 Jan 2014

- collection will happen on Friday 3 Jan 2014

Shannon (including Mangaore Village), Tokomaru, Manakau and Ohau.

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

Anniversaries

Golden Anniversary

Tom and Doreen Martin (nee Mullis) on 21st December 1963 at Upper Hutt Love and congratulations from Julie and Jason Steve and Rose and grandchildren Katelyn and Campbell

Deaths

CROZIER, Edward (Eddie). Of Levin. Service No. 134315 RNZAF. Died peacefully at home after a long illness on Friday December 6, 2013 surrounded by his loving wife and family, aged 79 years. Dearly loved husband of Joan. Beloved father and father-in-law of Janice and Bruce, Lesley and Murray, Gordon and Barbara, and Edward and Debbie. Much loved grandfather of David, Rachel, Jason, Sophie, Holly and Tim. Beloved brother of Margaret and family in Scotland. Thanks to Horowhenua Health Centre, St. John, Arohanui Hospice and District Nurses for their care and support. A funeral service will be held for Eddie at The Funeral Home, 545 Queen Street East, Levin, on Thursday December 12, 2013 at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers donations to the Blind Foundation would be appreciated.

• Friday 27 Dec 2013 and Friday 3 Jan 2014 collections remain the same. Please be aware collection times may vary. Please have crates and bags out by 8.00am.

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DOHERTY, Nita May. (nee Williams) Late of Foxton. Passed away on December 2, 2013. Aged 89 years. Loved wife of the late Peter, loving Mum of Jenny and Nana of Sam, Bridie and Rupert. A private cremation has taken place. Anderson Funeral Services FDANZ Foxton

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HADLUM, O’CONNOR, O’CONNOR, June. Patrick James. Patrick James. Passed away 9~12~2012 No verse can say peacefully at Masonic No flowers repay To Pat, who we loved Village Hospital, How much I lost so dear Levin, on December 6, One year ago today. It’s hard to believe 2013, aged 89. Much Know that I’ll wait till that it’s already been loved wife of the late I’m old and grey a year Maurice Hadlum. Just to see your It only seems like Loving Mother and face again. yesterday that you Mother-in-law to were here Love you always my Susan and Keith Olsen A page in our book of darling X (Taupo), Malcolm and memories is gently Deborah Hadlum, turning today Dianne and Ken Just how much we all TONKS, Agnes Mary. Saville (Auckland). miss you no words Loving Grandmother 12~12~2001 could ever say. to Lee, Deborah, Ryan, To hold your hand, see In loving memory of a Fleur, Zoe and Emily. loved Mum. your smile Great Grandmother to To sit and talk awhile Mum’s smile is gone Izabella, Garbi, Azlan Tears unseen forever and Ava. Sincere Wishing your absence Her voice we cannot thanks to the staff of was only a dream. hear the Masonic for their Rest well, Pat our boy. But we still have loving care of June. beautiful memories Love and miss you so “Death is natural like very much. Of one we loved so dear. the closing of a door, as Missing you. we start upon a journey Always in our hearts, Ivy, Sheryl, Mark, your loving family. to a new and distant Michael and families. shore.” A private ceremony has been held. WILLIAMSON, Judith and Ron. 8~12~12 and 16~12~12 In loving memory of our loved Mum and PHILLIPS, Dad, Nanna and Emily Jean (Jean). Grandad and Great Of Levin. Passed away Grandparents who on December 5, 2013, passed away 1 year ago aged 73 years. Dearly only a week apart. loved wife of the late Always together. Harold. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Missing you both. Michelle and Much loved, Sue Raymond Waaka Chris, Dave, Paul, (Auckland), Annette Melanie and Cass. (Adelaide), Scott (Wanganui). Loved Grandmother of Funeral Directors Aroha and Taryn, Willow and Lennox, Jason and Kirsty. Loved Great Grandmother of Eli, Mackenzie and Oliver. Sincere thanks to the staff at Palmerston North Hospital and Te Whanau Home and Hospital for their loving care and kindness. A service for Jean has been held. In lieu of flowers donations to The Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

Acknowledgements

AUSTIN, Graham Thomas. We wish to thank all those who helped in so many ways recently. To those who attended Graham’s service, phoned, made donations, sent cards, and provided food - we really appreciated it all. Special thanks to Andrew Judd, Alan Smith, Levin St John staff and Nathan Daly. Your help and support were invaluable. To those whose addresses are unknown, please accept this as a personal acknowledgement. Robyne and Family. CURTIS, Barry Leslie. Rosalie, Wayne, Alexa, Steven, Helen and families wish to sincerely thank all of you who supported us by way of flowers, cards, phone calls and baking in the sad loss of a deeply loved husband, father, father-in-law and poppa. Special thanks to the staff at the Arohanui Hospice. Please accept this as a personal thank you of our appreciation.

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TOM LANCASTER CARS 318 Oxford Street, Levin Ph: (06) 367-9555 or 0274 427 601

Hybrid advantage but premium paid

2002 SUZUKI LIANA

5 Door Wagon, 1.6 Auto, Air Bags, ABS, C.D, Air cond, Towbar, Very tidy, 68,000 Kms

$7,995 SAVE $1000

2004 TOYOTA FUNCARGO 5 Door Hatch, 1.5 Auto, Airbags , ABS, Alloys, Loads of Room, 106,000 Kms

Was $8,995

Now $7,995

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

$9,995 SAVE $1000

2004 SUZUKI SWIFT

5 Door Hatch, 1.5 Auto, Airbags, ABS, C.D, Air cond, Immaculate condition, 94,000 Kms

Was $10,995

Now $9,995

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2004 TOYOTA WISH 7 Seater Wagon, 1.8 Airbags, ABS, Air Cond, Very tidy, 118,000 Kms

Was $9,995

Now $8,995

2004 TOYOTA VOXY 8 SEATER COACH 2.0 Auto, Airbags, SAVE $1000 Air Cond, C.D Player, Fantastic People Mover. 136,000 Kms

Was $9,995

Now $8,995

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

Was $9,995

Now $8,995

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

Let’s all help the needy this Christmas.

2006 MAZDA DEMIO

5 Door Hatch, 1.3 Auto, Airbags, ABS, C.D, Air cond, Very tidy, Roomy hatch, 87,000 Kms

$9,995 2004 TOYOTA COROLLA RUNX 5 Door Hatch 1.8 Auto, SAVE $1000 Airbags, ABS, Air Cond, Very tidy, 119,000 Kms

Was $10,995

Now $9,995

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2005 NISSAN NOTE

5 Door Hatch, 1.5 Auto, Airbags, ABS, C.D, Air cond, Immaculate condition, 47,000 Kms

Was $9,995

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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

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

By COLIN SMITH In terms of packaging and suitability for the city driving work that will maximise the fuel consumption benefit of the diesel-electric hybrid powertrain, the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 would seem to have some advantages over the 508 RXH. The 3008s versatile five-seat crossover layout, raised seating position and visibility along with its compact size makes it a useful family transport solution. The 2.0-litre HDi engine, six-speed automatic transmission and the 27kW electric motor with 200Nm of torque are the same as used in the 508 RXH and my drive in the HyBrid4 version showed it spent at least a similar amount of time in city driving running in electric mode. On a combined city and highway fuel consumption check I averaged 5.2L/100km and in the city — where you get plenty of ‘‘free’’ kilometres of electric mode driving — it’s possible to get the consumption down into the low-four litres per 100km range. But the 3008 Hybrid4 stops making sense when you arrive at the pricelist. At $59,990 the price premium for the 3008 Hybrid4 is $17,000 compared to the conventional 3008 2.0 HDi Sport model at $42,990. This does two things. It turns what could be a mainstream family car into a luxury vehicle and you don’t even need to do the sums on potential running cost savings between the 3008 hybrid and the conventional diesel version to realise it would take years to recoup the price premium. In the case of the 508 RXH the price is $6000 more than the 2.2-litre diesel GT version of the 508 SW and along with the hybrid technology you also get a more distinctive looking 508 with sharp exterior styling details. Considering the hybrid powertrain is identical in both it’s hard to understand how Peugeot has arrived at two very different price premiums to accompany the introduction of diesel-electric hybrid motoring.


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Mighty Maserati on way for New Year A January launch has been confirmed for the flagship model of the new Maserati Quattroporte lineup. Priced at $258,900, the twin turbo V8 GTS model will be the first of the new generation Quattroporte models to reach the New Zealand market. It will be followed by V6 turbo petrol and V6 turbo diesel versions of the big Turin-built luxury saloon. The sixth generation Quattroporte GTS introduces a new 3.8-litre direct injection twin turbo V8 engine designed by Maserati and assembled by Ferrari which delivers 390kW of power and 710Nm of torque. The new Quattroporte GTS is billed as fastest four-door Maserati ever built with a 307km/h top speed and 0-100km/h acceleration in 4.7secs. There’s a weight reduction of almost 100kg compared to the previous model and the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission is another contributor to improved performance and a 20 per cent reduction in fuel consumption compared to the previous model. The flagship GTS is identified by an exterior Chromeline trim that highlights features such as the grille, with its chrome frame and gloss black vertical bars, the side vent ports and around the doors and boot. The 20-inch Mercurio alloy wheels carry 245/40 front and 295/35 rear tyres. The headlights are the latest bi-xenon headlights that steer, auto dip and have headlight washers. There are rear LED lights. The interior combines handcrafted leather and wood trim along with a new ambient lighting system and ‘‘double glazing’’ cuts both noise and heat. The doors can hold at any angle — not preset points — and luxury is further enhanced by power-operated rear and rear side sun blinds, a sophisticated ventilation system and a premium Bower and Wilkins audio system.

ONE BIG BARINA CD AUTO from RSP

18990

$

+ on roads

Prices above include cashback. Offer ends 31st December 2013 or while stocks last at participating Dealers.Cashback redeemed at point of sale. Vehicles to be registered by 31 December 2013. Not available with other offers. Private customers only.

MADE TO ORDER: Personalisation options for the sleek Quattroporte saloon include an array of choices for wheel design, colour and trim, and even the brake calipers. calipers in red, Maserati Blue, silver or polished aluminium. Inside the upper dashboard can be trimmed in four different colours and the lower dashboard in three colours. There are five dashboard finishes including wood and carbon fibre, four different roof linings, rear tables may be fitted, along with individual rear seats to

Personalisation has been a key feature of the success of Quattroporte, allowing owners to design a car that meets their own personal style and character. The new Quattroporte continues the theme with optional 19-inch Tritone, 20-inch Chrono and 21-inch Titano alloy wheels choices. The black finished Brembo brake calipers can be replaced by

create a four-seat version. There is also a choice of different leathers and alcantara for the upholstery. The V6 twin turbo, which will follow and provide a lower price point, delivers 301kW of power while its 550Nm is greater than the torque peak in the outgoing Quattroporte Sport GTS model which had a 4.7-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine.

thank you FROM YOUR HOLDEN DEALER CRUZE EQUIPE AUTO from RSP

24990

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CAPTIVA 5 LT AUTO PETROL from RSP

30990

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HOROWHENUA MOTOR COMPANY 15-19 Bristol Street, Levin, Phone: 06 368 7169

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COLORADO 4X2 LT MANUAL CREWCAB from RSP

36990

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www.rmcars.co.nz WIN - FUEL VOUCHERS WIN – SUPERMARKET VOUCHERS

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2005 Toyota Fielder

Arguably one of our best small/medium size station wagons, this is a top car, just 46,000kms, AA Certified.

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

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2005 Toyota Cypha will

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2004 Nissan Presage

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2007 Mazda Demio

5 10,99

$ 11,9

2006 Toyota Vitz U

AA certified, 5 door Hatch 4 new tyres

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Attn Honda buyers. This is our first four door Honda Fit Aria and it really is a neat car. A credit to the previous owner this car is highly equipped and at just 43,000kms I am confident the next owner is going to have a great car.

2005 Nissan Lafesta 20 S

An excellent muilti purpose vehicle. Lots of interior room with a set of fold away rear seats

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2003 Honda Fit sport

$ 11,9 9 5

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

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2006 nissan Note

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Just 45,000kms, AA certified, 1300 cc, automatic, serviced and fully checked. Trust Ross McColl CARS

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Dear Mitsubishi Fans we have a really nice 5 door colt available low kms, fully checked and serviced

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2004 Nissan Teana JK

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

SOLD

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2004 Mitsubishi Colt

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2004 Honda Stream Absolute These are neat cars for people who require a little bit more room, low kms fully checked and serviced

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NEW STOCK ARRIVING EVERY DAY LEVINS BEST SELECTION ON TWO YARDS 2006 Nissan Tiida

These are superb cars, 1600cc, automatic, just 54,000kms, AA certified.

Just 12000 kms AA certified one of three Nissan Tiidas in stock www.rmcars.co.nz

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1990 MAZDA 626 GLX

Is it time to look for a 2nd car for next year we have a fantastic selection www.rmcars.co.nz

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2002 Mazda Mpv Sports 2300 cc Sports edition, MPV alloys, Spoiler mags, Super low kms

2004 Toyota Porte

Look at this exciting Toyota Porte, Both doors give exceptional access with the passenger door Opening especially wide, at only 46000 kms this car is in superb condition.

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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer MX-E

1500cc, 5 speed, just 38000 kms, AA Treat yourself to this superb suv. This Nissan Dualis is a pleasure to drive, See certified another nice car from RMC lots more information at www.rmcars.co.nz FREE BAND

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$

5 10,99

2007 Nissan Dualis

We are really to after this high spec Mazda 1500cc 5 door hatch back, just 58,000 Axela for sale, Tiptronic gear change, CD player, kms spacious CD econimical tinted windows, more info at www.rmcars.co.nz

5 $ 13 ,9 9

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1500cc sport model, alloys wheels spoiler kit

2004 Ford Fiesta

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MTA Horowhenua Kapiti Used Dealer Award Winner

2004 Honda Fit Aria

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One of our favorite 5 door hatchback fully serviced and checked includes 4 new tyres, Just 66,000kms

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Is time for a late model fully checked This low km Mazda Demio is superb. Features you may like include, automatic, serviced and guaranteed car? Look at this 1300cc, Automatic just 42,000 kms, tinted windows and for new tyres

A lovely car full leather Fleetwood interior low certified kms

Is it time to update your car? This is a model we can throughly recommend, Just 58,000 kms AA certified www.rmcars.co.nz

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2004 HONDA CR-V

Luxury low km, SUV fitted with many extras including, security tint, alloy wheels, fog lights

5 10,99

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2004 Honda Fit

Very Capable on the open Road, Ideal around town, Low certified KMS 4 new tyres

$

8,995

2004 Toyota Fun cargo

2005 Suzuki Swift XG

Another super mini from your team at RMC just 39,000 kms AA certified fully checked and serviced

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2001 Nissan Skyline 300GT

Economical VVTi Quadcam Direct Injection V An ideal Vehicle for a keen gardener very low loading rear hatch, Just 38,000 kms AA Bose sound system, Michelin energy tyres, dual climate control, half leather interior, economical, VVTi quad cam, certifi ed why buy a high KM car? direct injection V6 aswell

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