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Council gets behind development board By PETER FRANKLIN The green light has been given to the formation of an economic development board by Horowhenua District Council. A council vote on Wednesday was unanimous. This was after a muchanticipated presentation by council’s economic development manager Shanon Grainger and members of the advisory group, that was established to piece together an economic growth strategy over the next three years. Their work was presented to councillors and members of the public, and was received with enthusiasm and support. Horowhenua District mayor Brendan Duffy said the strategy was our way forward for more meaningful jobs, investment opportunities for local businesses and general prosperity for all in the area. ‘‘2014 is going to be a great year, lots of good things are going to happen,’’ he said. ‘‘Once the strategy starts to take effect, the district can look forward to a financially better future with more businesses expanding and new ones being established throughout the district, plus a much-needed increase in full, casual and part-time jobs

2014 is going to be a great year, lots of good things are going to happen.

— BRENDAN DUFFY, Horowhenua mayor

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UNDERSTANDING THE KEY: Horowhenua District Council economic development manager Shanon Grainger says understanding the district and its business community is the key to building a successful economic plan. being created.’’ Mr Grainger said nothing would happen over night but, by having a workable plan, the district can look forward

to a positive future. The strategy presented highlighted five key goals: ■ Increased investment in the local economy.

■ More local jobs. ■ Higher-skilled workers. ■ Increased household income. ■ To enhance the reputation of the district. While the key function of the board will be to attract new business to the district, council’s role will be to ensure that the infrastructure is in place. Mr Grainger said for the strategy to succeed it required commitment. This commitment can only be made if the people it supports believe in its ability to create positive change, he says. Former deputy mayor and Horowhenua Learning Centre representative on the advisory group, Barry Judd, said he was excited with the prospects that the economic strategy could achieve for the district. He said this was a great opportunity for the district as a whole to move forward, creating new business opportunities and employment.

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Congratulations are due to the Horowhenua District Council Management on introducing a new style Community Connection publication with, in particular, a senior staff members’ profile. Hopefully the feature continues on a regular basis with district ratepayers and residents being able to put a face to a name that periodically appears on Council reports and news items. With regular senior staff profiles being included in future publications, ratepayers and residents will be kept informed of the type of officer employed in a management position, their backgrounds and certain personal details. In all probability the calibre of the senior officers and their diverse backgrounds will result in ratepayer/resident awareness of the skills and experience they bring to the job of supporting the elected council members and top management as well as promoting the Horowhenua District as a well managed Local Authority. The Horowhenua Chronicle management are to be commended in supporting the new HDC Community Connection with distribution throughout the district being a major role of the Chronicle. In particular, the Chronicle’s chief reporter (Peter Franklin) has been a major influence in the reshaping of the updated HDC publication through his regular interaction with council management and his well-known ‘‘people skills’’. All-in-all a win win result for all district citizens and Chronicle readers. BILL STIRLING Levin

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THIS stunning sunset taken by Levin resident Greg Hillman, perfectly silhouetting his dog Jax watching two walkers, was snapped at Hokio Beach last month. Taken on a cell phone camera, Mr Hillman said the scene just looked so good he had to take a photo. ‘‘The composition had all the right elements, with the people, the dog and long shadows cast set against the brilliant yellow of the sunset.’’ If you have taken a photo that depicts the fantastic scenery or life in Horowhenua send it to news@chronicle.co.nz.

MONEY MATTERS

Be well informed on Genesis offer with BERNARD LONG Shortly Genesis shares will be offered for sale; the latest of the state owned asset sales. Don’t rely on the press ads to make your decision. Take advice on whether the price reflects the risks, the likely rewards are sufficient and if this share is suitable for you. This time the price will be established prior to the general offer. It seems unbelievable you would be asked to buy without knowing the price but that is what happened in previous sales. Genesis is the smallest of the three power companies listed by the Government but the largest retailer in New

Zealand with an estimated market share of 27 per cent in electricity and 45 per cent in gas. Fuel flexibility and storage in generation means that earnings are likely to be more stable compared to other listed power companies. Based on 2015 forecasts the dividend yield is anticipated to be in the range of 8 to 10 per cent. Also Genesis produces more electricity than its customers require and therefore can provide hedging contracts to its competitors.

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I took several overseas visitors to walk the track around the lake and attached shows the dumped carpet and bottles etc at the car park to the entrance. A DOC ranger at the site was organising a truck to clean up. Bad enough the carpet had been dumped but the sheer idleness of the persons involved not being bothered to take the bottles to a recycling depot where no charge applies got up my nose. The ranger had checked the items site but nothing incriminating found. PAUL TOMLINSON Levin

A special publication will be produced to commemorate the World War 1 centenary preparations. Do you have old letters or photos of loved ones involved in the war that you would be willing to share with the public.

Bring them into the Horowhenua Chronicle 13 Bristol St or email them to vivien.douglas@chronicle.co.nz

The biggest risks to Genesis are the potential Labour/Greens pricing policy, the possible closure of the Tiwai smelter and weak electricity demand and oversupply. We expect the share price will reflect these factors but even so it is important to take advice before committing. Talk to me to find out more about this share and whether it is suitable for you. ■ Bernard Long is an Authorised Financial Adviser with Goldridge Ltd. The views and opinions expressed in this article are intended to be of a general nature and do not constitute a personalised advice for an individual client. A disclosure statement is available, on request and free of charge.

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Beach bach full of family memories By FRANKIE WEBB It’s no secret the iconic Kiwi bach is disappearing, Foxton Beach can still boast a few, many dwarfed by luxury multi level homes. On a section in Hartley Street time has stood still. The face of the Perrin family bach may have had a little cosmetic help over the past century, but the bones are still the same. Rust nibbles at the roof and borer at the wooden beams of ‘‘Wharepuni’’ but it is still the ‘‘meeting house’’ and more to extended Perrin family members whose laughter and love have filled the rooms for 100 years. ‘‘We don’t know how much longer the bach will last,’’ Carol Markwell, nee Perrin, said. ‘‘It is appropriate the family celebrate the history of this bach as it turned 100.’’ John Edmund Perrin, born in Palmerston North in 1844, operated the first building firm in Palmerston North, Meyrick, Perrin and Oakley. He was responsible for many building projects in Foxton. He and wife Matilda built a house at Foxton Beach in which they, and their nine children, stayed most holidays. The Jamieson family, also from Palmerston North, built a small house just down the road. In the late 1800s Foxton Beach was a smaller settlement than it is today, it was inevitable the Perrin and Jamieson paths would cross. About 1909 it did, a love affair

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FEELING AT HOME: Carol and Colin Markwell in front of the bedroom that Carol’s father Don slept in as a child. PICTURE: SUPPLIED

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GREAT MEMORIES: Carol and Colin Markwell have wonderful memories of family and friends staying in the bach built by Carol’s grandfather 100 years ago. PICTURES: FRANKIE WEBB between John Halford Perrin and Eliza Jamieson resulted in their 1911 marriage. In 1914 they built their own beach house sandwiched between the two family ones. That bach is the only family one still standing. ‘‘John and Eliza were my grandparents,’’ Carol said.

‘‘The bach was passed onto my parents and then to my sister and I. We have wonderful memories of staying here as small children.’’ The front porch was remodelled into an extra room a few years after being built, no doubt to accommodate the growing family.

‘‘It is otherwise pretty original, with one major improvement,’’ husband Colin said. ‘‘There is an inside flush toilet.’’ The little shed which protected the longdrop is now Colin’s garden shed, the Markwell’s modern home sits

behind the bach sharing the substantial section. ‘‘Our children and grandchildren love coming here and while we hope it’s here for many more generations the truth is the maintenance is starting to get pretty substantial,’’ Colin said. Carol said they considered themselves almost ‘‘caretakers’’ of the property. ‘‘We have kept it up as well as we have been able for the next generation but, realistically, it may eventually succumb to old age.’’ For now Wharepuni continues to invite family members to create their own memories within it’s walls.

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LOOKING BACK: Carol and Colin Markwell pore through photos of Wharepuni and family over the century. Many of the earlier photos were taken by a relation who was a professional photographer at a time when camera’s were rare and expensive.

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Burglars active with GRAEME JARVIS, Community Constable The over night and evening activities of burglars is of great concern to Levin police, following on from the burglar disturbed in Kent St last week. On Monday evening, a householder in Cambridge St responded to noises outside and saw an offender looking in his window. The offender immediately ran off and was not located by police but this was likely to be another break-in averted. The area of greatest concern is centred on Cambridge and Queen Sts and once again all residents in the general area are reminded to take all the necessary safety precautions, by locking all doors and windows, even when they are at home. It is clear there is also an offender, or offenders, committing commercial burglaries. There have been several commercial premises in and around the central business district targeted. During the weekend a commercial premise at the south end was also broken into. Cash, and small portable items, such as lap top computers, are being stolen. Thefts and break-ins in our rural areas are also

prevalent, with the theft of diesel from a market gardener reported overnight on Sunday. Motor cycles, quads, petrol and diesel from farms and horticultural blocks are being targeted as they are often stored some distance from residences. Police urge extra precautions at this time and to ensure vehicles are locked away and keys are not left in the ignition. I continue to get scam letters dropped into me and reports from time to time of emails and phone call scams as well. I am sure several readers will have had calls from someone purporting to represent Microsoft, saying there is a problem with their computer. I have had several calls at home. Simply hang up, as this

is another twist to the many types of scams circulating. I had a letter dropped in advertising the Prizemasters Australian Lotto. This is a very professional publication, but again I am very dubious about the authenticity of such a letter. Claims of ‘‘guaranteed winning chances’’ to share in vast fortunes do not sit easily with me. Spend $25 for a ticket at your peril. The letter that came to me is in the rubbish and I hope anyone else with these letters does the same. Another version of an old theme has also been handed to me. This typically is from a lawyer in an overseas country trying to give away a vast fortune left in a deceased estate. The letters always say the respondent has been selected because they share the same surname, not that they necessarily are related. If this sounds familiar, please do not respond, it is clearly an attempt at a scam. I have responded to numerous of the email addresses from these scams, inviting the authors to correspond with me direct — funnily enough I have not had a single reply!

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LEVIN and Districts Senior Citizens’ Association Inc having fun for 57 years, from left secretary/treasurer Thelma Stevens, vice president Barbara Pawa, entertainment officer Jenny Barraclough and president Jim Russell. PICTURE: FRANKIE WEBB

Citizens’ club going strong By FRANKIE WEBB Levin and Districts Senior Citizens’ Association Inc has been operating in Levin for 57 years. While other citizens’clubs struggle to survive, Levin is still going strong and boasts 80 members. ‘‘We would definitely welcome more,’’ secretary Thelma Stevens said. ‘‘Our annual sub is only $15 and anyone is welcome to join.’’ Disabled members are catered for with ramp

access. ‘‘We have four members who come with their carers, they get great enjoyment out of our gettogethers,’’ Thelma said. A variety of entertainment, activities and social events are held fortnightly on Thursday afternoons. Bowls is played on Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. ‘‘We do day trips to interesting places,’’ Thelma said. ‘‘Sometimes we visit other senior citizens’ clubs, they invite us to birthday celebrations

and other events.’’ The club has its own hall at 144 Cambridge Street. ‘‘Unfortunately the hall is getting to the stage where we are having to raise funds for maintenance,’’ Thelma said. ‘‘We have raffle tables but we’re looking at other fundraising options.’’ ■ For information on joining the association phone 368-0655 or president Jim Russell, 368-7882. Next club day is March 13, starting at 1.30pm and fortnightly thereafter.

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Make it an active autumn with KATHY McMILLAN Looking for a sport or event, to take part in? Then you have come to the right place. Check out this column on the last Friday of each month to find out everything that is going on in sport and recreation in the Horowhenua. From a club or community group and have an event or programme coming up? Let us know, and we can help promote it. It has been a busy past few months in Horowhenua with something happening every weekend from children’s days to triathlons. Well done to all the families who have been out and about. Just because it is autumn now it doesn’t stop . . . there are lots of events happening throughout March so no time to rest. Find out what you can take part in below: Event: Foxton Family Fun Day - A free event happening at Foxton Pool on Saturday, March 15. From 11am to 1pm there will be inflatable’s, music, and lots of prizes, a fun day out for the whole family. All parents are encouraged to bring their children down to the pool and have a fun free day. Drinks and barbecue food will be on sale, but families can pack a picnic and make a day of it. For more information head to aquatics.horowhenua .govt.nz Sport: Swimming - New Year’s resolutions come and go, but lifestyle changes can be for life. That’s what the team at Aquatics Horowhenua believe as we launch our first Foxton Swim to Slim challenge. Launched as the weight loss challenge, where you slim by swimming and focusing on building healthy habits, winners are determined by the percentage of weight they drop.

Contestants begin with an initial weigh-in at the Foxton Pool on Sunday, between 11am and 1pm. To enter this challenge is free. Throughout the challenge all participants also get a reduced admission of $3 (this includes aqua classes). So grab a friend, a co-worker, a neighbour or convince a whole group to join you in this fun and healthy endeavour that can only change your life for the better. To find out more head down to Foxton Pool. Tip: Get a training buddy — exercise is always more fun if you are doing it with someone. Find a friend or family member to train with. Having a training buddy will help keep you motivated and on track to accomplish your goals. Find a friend who is trying to achieve the same goal as you. Goals could be: trying to lose weight, training to get fit for a winter sport, or aiming to finish a 10km event at Great Forest Events. Whatever your goal is you can work together to achieve it. Having a training buddy also keeps you committed. You can’t say no to your friend who is beeping the horn outside at 6am in the morning waiting for you to go to the gym. ■ Kathy McMillan is part of the Aquatics Horowhenua team promoting sport and active recreation opportunities. For more information about events head to aquatics.horowhenua.govt.nz

WHAT’S ON Today

World Day of Prayer: 10am, Levin Uniting Church, 87 Oxford St. Everyone welcome.

Tomorrow and Sunday

Otaki Kite Festival at Marine Parade: Every kite imaginable including kite buggies and kite surfing, contests and kite making. 4pm.

Sunday

Levin Variety Country Music Club: Levin RSA , second Sunday each month. 1pm. $3 entry includes afternoon tea. Phone Win, 0274 742-603.

Monday

Horowhenua Philatelic Society (Stamp Club): Bruce Graves from Palmerston North will be speaking at our monthly meeting at 7.30pm in the Red Cross Rooms in Queen St. His topic is "People who have influenced him in his stamp collecting". All are welcome. Supper will be served. Levin Arthritis Support Group: Welcoming all people suffering from any of the many forms of arthritis and their carers, to help improve their quality of life through fellowship and knowledge. At 1.30pm in the Hudson Room at the Levin Cosmopolitan Club, Oxford Street, Levin Neesha Gouldsbury, ACC Community Injury Prevention Consultant will speaking. For more information please call Yvonne on 368-5068. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 1.30pm in the Hudson Room at the Levin Cosmopolitan Club, Oxford Street, Levin.

Wednesday

Fairfield School Gala: With prize wheel, jumble sale, mystery envelopes (prize $250 voucher for the inter-islander) and last one standing (three chances to win $200 cash). Plus big dig, Harley rides sweets, raffles, slippery pole and much more. Starts at 5pm to 7pm, 89 MacArthur St.

Last Friday of every month

Levin Twilight Market: 5pm-8pm, Weraroa Domain, Oxford St.

First Saturday of month

Pounamu Country Music Club: 1pm-4.30pm, Senior Citizens Hall, cnr Cambridge and Montgomery Streets. For more information phone Theresa or Geoff 368-3959. Methodist Monthly Market: 87 Oxford St (next to the Adventure Park) 8.30-11.30am. Stalls $10 each, contact Rosemary 368 6977.

Third Saturday each month

Ohau Market: 9am-1pm location Muhunoa West Rd, just off SH1, 4kms south of Levin. For information contact Bev Hamilton ph 36 86 986.

Second Sunday each month

Levin Variety Country Music Club: Levin RSA, second Sunday each month. 1pm. $3 entry includes afternoon tea. Phone Win, 0274 742-603.

Third Sunday of month

Opportunity Knocks Music Club: Michael Hill is back with Roger, Wayne and Max providing the music for the monthly get-togethers. The club meets on the third Sunday of the month at the Savage Club Hall in Parker Avenue from 1pm to 4.30pm. $3 admission. All welcome. For information phone Pepe, 367-2274.

Fourth Sunday of month

Country and Variety Music Club: Masonic Village Hall, Main Street, Foxton. Every fourth Sunday, 1pm-5pm. Everyone welcome. $3 admission includes afternoon tea.

Kites flying at Otaki this weekend Otaki’s inaugural Kite Festival last year was so successful, it returns to Otaki Beach this weekend with free admission for all. ‘‘Both Saturday and Sunday we want to get people involved so they can enjoy the fun of kite flying,’’ organiser Barbara Franks said. ‘‘This year we’ve got kites to fill the sky over the beach, stunt kites flown by experts, a business house kitefighting challenge and lots of opportunities for kids and adults to fly their own kites and win prizes.’’

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

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(M) 118 mins Drama/Fantasy/Mystery (Contains violence & sex scenes)

A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

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Author P.L. Travers reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting with filmmaker Walt Disney during production for the adaptation of her novel, Mary Poppins (1964). Starring Emma Thompson & Tom Hanks.

Live entertainers Fuse Circus will perform on stage next to the surf club at 4pm each day. The show is a mix of madcap theatre and acrobatics, taking an irreverent look at the typical Kiwi camping holiday. ‘‘Otaki beach is ideal for a kite festival with good vantage points for viewing the activities, plenty of parking and sea breezes,’’Barbara said. The festival begins at 10am each day. For more information, contact Barbara Franks 06 364-7711 or 027 485-8888

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE

(R16) 102 mins Action/Drama/War (Contains graphic violence, sex scenes & offensive language) Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

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THE RAILWAY MAN

(M) 116 mins Biography/Drama (Contains violence)

A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story. Starring Colin Firth & Nicole Kidman.

Final Sessions - Mon 10 Mar 10.30am, Tues 11 Mar 10.30am, Wed 12 Mar (Bring Baby Too – 10.30am)

FROZEN

(G) 108 mins Animation/Adventure/Comedy

Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

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First Sunday each month

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12 YEARS A SLAVE

(R16) 134 mins Biography/Drama/History (Contains graphic violence & sexual violence) In the pre-Civil War United States Solomon Northup a free black man from upstate New York is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty by a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity.

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Horowhenua Chronicle

Friday, March 7, 2014

Regions have little to celebrate with ROB McCANN Otaki Labour Candidate The socalled ‘rock star economy’ is not playing in a regional town near you. In fact they’ve cancelled any performances in Levin, Shannon or Foxton and instead added dates to Auckland and Christchurch. If you’re wondering whether this could be true, just ask yourself the simple question. Am I better off than I was three or maybe six years ago? If you’re earning 150k a year or more, your answer will be yes. But if you’re the rest of New Zealand, the answer is no.

Those tax cuts National introduced in 2008 were for the wealthy and they cost New Zealand somewhere in the vicinity of $1 billion each year. That’s one billion that is not going into schools, hospitals or law enforcement. So where does the money go? There are two schools of thought. John Key says its

being used to create jobs, but with unemployment so high his arguments don’t stack up. More likely, the wealthy few spend it on overseas holidays and purchasing state assets that used belong to all of us. If you’ve read an Auckland or Christchurch paper recently, you’ll also know that luxury car sales have never been better which also doesn’t sound like job creation. So yes, there’s a socalled rock star economy, but we’re no longer invited to the concert Mr Key’s talking about — it’s by invite only and the regions are missing out. It was hammered home to me just last week how

LEVIN $319,000

5 Tainui Street

Sun 1:00-1:45pm

4 beds, 2 bathrooms $225,000

11 Montgomery Steet

Sun 1:00-1.45pm

Sunday 9th March

Lovely family home $286,000

42 Kent Street

Sun 1:00-1:45pm

Kent Street $220,000

27a Stanley Street

Sun 1:00-1:45pm

Taste of France $249,000

75 Kawiu Road

Sun 2:00-2:45pm

All done here, fabulous rural views $243,000

19 Marlborough Street

$149,000

65a Meadowvale Drive

$188,000

1.00-1.30pm

12A Sussex Street

1.00-1.30pm

20 Queenwood Road

$379,000

1.45-2.15pm

7 Sherwood Place

$239,000

1.45-2.15pm

7 Margaret Street

$159,000

2.30-3.00pm 2.30-3.00pm

Offers

114 Kawiu Road

5 Thynne Street

$320,000

1:45pm 2:15pm

12A Baden Street

39a Cook ,Street

$149,000

2:00pm 2:30pm

$225,000

56 Rodney Ave, Te Horo

PBN

PBN

4 Grand Street, Shannnon PBN

Real Estate Agent—REAA 2008

Sun 1.00-2.00pm

3 bedroom home on 6.9ha $550,000

54 Waihou Road

Sun 1:00-2:00pm

A place to call your own PBN

346 Kawiu Road

Sun 2:30-3:30pm

Renovated country gem on 5522m2 $518,000

7 Lakewood Grove

Sun 2:00-2:45pm

Flattering home, great location, entertaining areas. $605,000

25 Western Rise

Stylish home, triple garaging & land

Sun 3:00-3:45pm

51 Thomas Place

$305,000

1:00pm 1:30pm

20 Roore Street

$259,000

1:00pm 1:30pm

30 Dewe Terrace

$125,000

1:45pm 2:15pm

6 Dewe Terrace

$220,000

2:30pm 3:00pm

24 Seabury Avenue

$180,000

2:30pm 3:00pm

17 Ocean Beach Street

$265,000

3:15pm 3:45pm

18 Ocean Beach Street

$299,000

3:15pm 3:45pm

152 Tiro Tiro Rd

Negotiation

11.00am 11.30pm

31 Graham Street

$135,000

11.45am 12.15pm

Levin

Sun 1:00-1:45pm

306 Muhunoa East Road Sun 2.30-3.30pm

1:00pm 1:30pm

Foxton Beach

P: (06) 367 0820 PGG Wrightson Real Estate Ltd

4 bdrm hom located in quiet cul-de-sac (1.4ha)

Foxton $229,000

Brand new, well priced. Urgent sale $597,000

Open Home Times: Sunday, 9th March 2014

232 Cambridge Street $239,000

SHANNON 2.30-3.00pm

OPEN HOMES 52 Coley Street

LIFESTYLE

Sun 3:00-3:45pm

RURAL/LIFESTYLE 33 Oakland Lane

12.00-12.30pm 626 Queen Street

1.00-1.40pm

Little beauty – gorgeous gardens

$305,000

LEVIN

Sun 2:00 -2:45pm

Great family home

selective this new economy is when I met a grandmother in Levin. One of her sons works on a dairy farm, part of the industry leading the ‘upturn’. She was so proud of him, his wife and the grandchildren. But every week she has to top up that young family’s income because they can’t survive on the pittance they’re paid. But don’t feel bad. John Key has said ‘‘I don’t think we should fret or worry about the fact that we’re a low wage economy’’. I disagree and I want all of New Zealand to have a front row seat and share in an economy that rewards everyone.

OPEN HOMES

OPEN HOMES Sunday 9th March 2014

OPEN HOMES Sunday 9th March 2014

11.30-1.00 4/91 Mako Mako Road, Levin Trackside Villas $225,000 12.30-1.00 16 Solway Street, Levin Tidy 3brms new kitchen private deck gge $142,000 1.00-1.30 144 Liverpool Street, Levin 3 Brms, brick, gge $165,000 1.15-1.45 605 Queen Street, Levin Tidy 2 db brm updated kitchn conservatory $177,000 1.45-2.15 2/42 Queen Street, Levin 2 Brm, low maintenance, great locality $185,000 2.00-2.30 24 Tasman Street, Levin Tidy 2brm t/house, conservatory, sgl gge $145,000 2.30-3.00 218a Cambridge Street, Levin Big on space, 4brms, multi living, views $335,000 3.15-3.45 22a Kings Drive, Levin Family hme add yr décor pvte 1166m section $320,000

Rural

32 Graham Street (section) $58,000

11.45am 12.15pm

3/8C Sussex Street

12:00pm 12:45pm

$269,000

37 Read Street

$235,000

12:00pm 12:30pm

49 Rimu Street

$205,000

12:00pm 12:30pm

12A Sussex Street

$259,000

12:00pm 12:45pm

37 Rimu Street

$179,000

12:30pm 1:00pm

1A Windsor Place

$179,000

1.00pm 1.30pm

12 Webb Avenue

Price on Application 1:00pm 1:30pm

11 Quinn Road

$185,000

3 Konini Street

Tender

1:00pm 1:30pm

4 Argyle Avenue

$345,000

1.00pm 1.30pm

66 Meadowvale Drive

$192,000

1:45pm 2:15pm

1/13 Victoria Street

$105,000

1:45pm 2:15pm

50a Kennedy Drive

$245,000

2:00pm 2:30pm

166 Queen Street

Auction

2:00pm 2:30pm

32 MacArthur Street

$259,000

2.00pm 2.30pm

73 Queenwood Road

$165,000

2:30pm 3:00pm

9 Jervois Terrace

BEO $299,000

3:00pm 3:30pm

24 Highbury Drive

$359,000

3:00pm 3:30pm

71 Whelans Road

RV: $380,000

3:45pm 4:15pm

1:00pm 1:30pm

1.00-2.00 77 Moutere Road, Levin Character home, 1 acre park like grounds $279,000 2.30-3.30 428 Waitarere Beach Road, Waitarere Beach Brm, large sheds, 2500m2, mins to beach $255,000

6 Stout Street Shannon

$169 000

3.00pm 3.30pm

51 Laward Road

Negotiation

4.00pm 4.30pm

Cnr Oxford & Queen Streets, Levin

4 Forest Road

Contact: (06) 367 9333

FOREST CHALLENGE

Shannon

Waitarere Beach $169,000

3:00pm 3:45pm

Feeling the pressure I am Tania and I am training for the 10km event at Great Forest Events on April 12. Each week I will update you with my progress. Hopefully, I will encourage you to join me on this journey and also enter the event. I’m half way there and feeling the pressure. During the last week, I have had lots more energy and feel like I have made some life-long habits and want to exercise all the time. I have also started seriously thinking about nutrition, what is going into my body and what’s keeping my energy up so I don’t crash badly after lots of training. I have found getting the right balance of food is not the easiest when you’re doing more exercise than normal. I am constantly snacking on fruit and my favourite nut mix. Sunshine Mix, with extra raw almonds, seems to be my best friend lately. I am including lots of fish, chicken and fresh vegetables in my meals. I have gone cold turkey and cut out nearly all processed foods, concentrating hard on the theory if it’s a plant eat it, if it’s made in a plant don’t. The apples on sale are delicious. I have some fantastic news . . . I have finally got a bike. I am a proud owner of a good set of wheels and I’m so excited to get my bum on the seat and hit the tracks. Getting back on a bike has taken me back to my childhood — it is quite a playful experience. My husband has been very supportive with my training when, during the last few weeks, I have left him to fend for himself. As he also enjoys biking, so we’ve decided to do this together and it has been a blast as we have completed a couple of 10km rides through the forest. The scenery there is addictive. Biking is a great way to get active, it’s something for the whole family and the Horowhenua region has off-road tracks everywhere for those worried about cycling on the busy roads. While the walking on the beach has been great, I feel like I need to push myself a bit harder, so this week I’ve gone up Trig every second day. It’s a great hike and getting up to the top is helping with the strength in my legs and back while working wonders with my breathing. I am noticing this when I swim. It’s so busy up Trig. There are all sorts up there, the fire brigade are regulars (not putting out fires) but training, kids mountain biking, elderly people, lots of little dogs and everyone going up at all times of the day — it’s a neat atmosphere! Next week, I aim to get out on my bike more and continue my healthy eating. Come to the Levin Aquatic Centre to chat about the Great Forest Event. For training advice, check out the training schedules at www.greatforest.org.nz. This week’s training: 5km walk/run x 4. 300m swim x 4. Trig (uphill 1hr) x 4. 10km bike x 2. Aquablast class x 1. Aquajogging 1hr x 1. Quote of the week: Take care of your body it is the only place you have to live in. ■ The Great Forest Event is on April 12. Sign up today. www.greatforest.org.nz


Friday, March 7, 2014

Horowhenua Chronicle

John Bertrand Collectables in Levin & Foxton

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Gold & Silver Still At High Prices

ith gold still at a ith buyers from John Bertrand (Collecthigher price than ables) Ltd in Levin and Foxton next Monday only, Mr Tony Grant from the company says traditional levels, right now would be an “Now is a fantastic opportunity to go through opportune time to those drawers and cupboards and dig out those go through the old unwanted items and turn them into cash” Es- jewellery box and dig pecially wanted by the buyers is Old Gold and out those old gold Collectables such as Military Medals, Old Coins chains, rings and & Banknotes, Vintage Watches and any inter- brooches and turn them into cash. Tony Grant says “Now is a great esting old items. “We are keen buyers, especially of the items time to sell. We will buy anything made of gold – old jewellery, coins, alluvial in the list below” said (river gold), virtually anything, even Mr Grant. “Everyone gold teeth! We also need sterling has something we silver in any form, including cups, want to buy and nothtea services, cutlery, old coins and ing is too small for our the like” he said. consideration. We are just as happy to buy one item as we are arly New Zealand Banknotes dated buying 1000 items”. before 1932 are currently fetching The buyers will be in big money! This is according to Mr convenient locations Tony Grant, author of the John Bertrand in the area next MonMr Anthony (Tony) New Zealand Coin & Banknote day. See below for your W. Grant Catalogue. Mr Grant is in Levin and nearest location. If Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society of Foxton next Monday on a buying trip New Zealand Incorporated you are in doubt about for John Bertrand (Collectables) Ltd Director and Buyer any items you wish to John Bertrand (Collectables) Ltd and would be very keen to see any of sell, take them in for Author of the John Bertrand these issues. “We will pay at least $300 NZ Coin & Banknote Catalogue an instant appraisal. for any undamaged Ten Shilling or One

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Rolex and Vintage Watches Wanted

re 1950’s mechanical watches are needed urgently by the buyers from John Bertrand (Collectables) Ltd, visiting Levin and Foxton next Monday only. “Collectors at this stage want brands such as Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, Vacheron & Constantin just to mention some. These brands can command large prices depending on the condition, what they are made of etc. Many of the other brands are only required for parts. “In any event we will buy any mechanical watch, even if its only a few dollars for parts” said Tony Grant, buyer for the company. Battery operated watches are not needed. “If you are unsure just bring any watches to us at the venues and have them appraised” he said.

Some Big Dollars in Early Banknotes

Pound banknote from a New Zealand trading bank dated 1932 or before. Denominations of five pounds and higher would be worth from $700. “Any banknote dated prior to 1900 would be worth at least $1000” said Mr Grant. Also purchased are any Reserve Bank of New Zealand pre-decimal issues, especially 50 Pound notes. All overseas banknotes prior to the 1950’s are also wanted.

Huge Demand for Military Medals

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urrently, throughout the world there is a very big demand by collectors for Military Medals. These cover all wars right through from the New Zealand Land Wars and the Boer War, to the First and Second World Wars and the later Korea and Vietnam conflicts. New Zealand Servicemen and Women first served overseas in the Boer War in South Africa around 1900 and the Military Medals awarded for this service are needed by the buyers, as are any other Medals from early New Zealand and the New Zealand Wars. General service medals from both the First and Second World Wars will also be purchased, but as can be imagined these were awarded in fairly large numbers. “If a group of medals has any special award for bravery such as the Military Medal, Military or Flying Cross or other medals for Distinguished Conduct or Meritorious Service, these can add great value to a group” stated Mr Tony Grant, buyer for John Bertrand (Collectables) Ltd. “Many families have old medals, some dating back to early Imperial days, that they are not sure what to do with. We will be happy to look at any Military Medals whatsoever, just bring them in to venues” he said.

Old Coins Can Toss Up a Rarity

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heck those drawers and cupboards, you may have a rarity lurking amongst your coins. This advice from Tony Grant, buyer for John Bertrand (Collectables) Ltd. “We want to see any old foreign coin accumulations put together before 1950. We will be quite happy to go through your coins on the spot and give you an idea of what we can pay. You just never know what can turn up! New Zealand silver coins up to 1946 will be purchased at 10 times their face value.

JOHN BERTRAND (COLLECTABLES) ARE BUYING NOW!! OLD GOLD

GOLD & SILVER TROPHY CUPS ETC

• Unwanted Jewellery or Broken Rings • Gold Chains • Gold Watch Cases • Alluvial (River) Gold • Dental Gold • Gold Coins • Gold Racing & Trophy Cups

• Racing Cups • A&P Show Cups • Sports Cups • Presentation Keys & Trowels • Show Pieces • Scrap Gold & Silver *No EPNS or Silver Plated Items Please*

COINS

WRIST & POCKET WATCHES

• All Gold & Silver Coins • Gold Sovereigns • Gold Half Sovereigns • NZ Silver Coins 1946 & Before (10 times face value) • Australian Silver Coins to 1963 • English Silver Coins to 1946 • NZ 1935 “Waitangi Crown” • USA Coins up to 1964 • Old Collections & Accumulations of World Coins • Modern Platinum & Palladium Coins & Sets • NZ Reserve Bank Sets • Also wanted NZ & World Coins after 1946 *No Pennies or Halfpennies Please*

• Any Rolex Watches • Omega Gents Watches • Gold & Silver Pocket Watches • Any Breitling, Jaegar Le Coultre, Vacheron & Constantin, Patek Philippe, or IWC Watches • Moon Phase Watches • Chiming or Alarm Watches (Pocket or Wrist) • Military Watches • Divers Watches • All other pre 1950s wind up watches (parts value only) *No Quartz or Battery Operated Watches Please*

TOKENS • NZ & Australian “Tradesmen’s” Tokens • NZ Transportation Tokens • Railway Passes • Tram Tokens (not Dunedin Tramways) • Presbyterian Church Communion Tokens • Bread Tokens • Theatre, Cafe, Discount Tokens etc • Any other tokens relating to early New Zealand

POSTCARDS & PENS • Albums & Accumulations of Pre 1920s Postcards (used or unused) • Old Fountain Pens

MILITARY MEDALS ETC • The New Zealand Wars & Boer War Medals • 1st World War Medals • 2nd World War Medals, Stars etc • Orders and Decorations • Korea & Vietnam Medals • Antarctic or other Polar Medals • Fire Brigade Medals • Lodge Medals • Shooting Medals • Military Badges and all other Military Medals • Gold returning Fob Medals or “Tokens of Honour” from residents of small town New Zealand

HISTORICAL MEDALS • A&P Show- Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals • Commemorative Medals & Medalets • Prize Medals (Gold & Silver) • Sports Medals (Gold & Silver) • Life Saving Medals • Shipwreck Medals • Coronation Medals • etc, etc, etc

BANKNOTES • NZ & Australian “Trading Bank” Notes pre 1932 (e.g. Bank of New South Wales, Bank of NZ etc) • Reserve Bank of NZ Pre-Decimal Notes • Any £20, £50 or £100 Notes • Hong Kong & Malayan Banknotes • Australian Pre Decimal Notes • Australian “Star” Notes • Early Fijian and Samoan Banknotes • NZ Traders Promissary Notes (1840s) • NZ Government Debentures • NZ Banknotes overprinted for use in Fiji, Cook Islands etc • Postal Notes • All other pre 1950s World Banknotes

No item too small for our consideration

JOHN BERTRAND (COLLECTABLES) LTD OUR BUYERS ARE IN LEVIN & FOXTON NEXT MONDAY ONLY

WE WANT TO BUY – CASH-IN NOW ON CURRENT HIGH PRICES!

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LEVIN

FOXTON

Monday 10 March

Monday 10 March

Freyberg Lounge, War Memorial Hall, Corner Queen & Chamberlain Streets Levin

War Memorial Hall, Corner Main & Clyde Streets

9 am to 12 noon

1 pm to 3 pm

John Bertrand (Collectables) Ltd T: 04 232 9832 • F: 04 232 7832 • E: info@bertrand.co.nz PO Box 323, Wellington 6140

Please note: Suitable ID is required if you wish to sell any items.

Members of the Australasian Numismatic Dealers Association and the New Zealand Numismatic Dealers Association


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Horowhenua Chronicle

Friday, March 7, 2014

HEADS UP

Celebrating academic success WIth BRENDA BURNS, Horowhenua College principal The overall results for the College in 2013 were pleasing. We celebrated high achievement in NCEA by inviting 80 merit and excellence students to a recent lunch gathering. This was topped by the announcement of the NZQA Scholarship results. Scholarship provides recognition and monetary reward to top students in their last year of schooling. Scholarship exams enable candidates to be assessed against challenging standards and are demanding for the most able candidates in each subject. This in an extremely prestigious National Academic award. The college gained seven scholarships and we have congratulated Shem Harris (five scholarships), Andrew Williams and Rebecca Brown on their amazing achievement. Scholarship puts them in the top 3 per cent of students in New Zealand in their subjects. Education in Levin is of the highest standard in the country and decile rating is not a measure of achievement capability in our town. Flipping the classroom is being embraced by staff. The students are enjoying the ability to contribute to their learning in this way and our vision for IT of learning anywhere, anytime is becoming a reality. The students are enjoying the experience. The 2014 year has been launched successfully and we are off to a very positive start.

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LEVIN

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Property Brokers Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

Panoramic views

1st Home Buyers & Investors

AUCTION

WEB ID LU35316 LEVIN 166 Queen Street Start your day with breakfast on the balcony enjoying the view. On the corner of Queen St and the exclusive Lakeview subdivision, this home is bursting with features. Spacious kitchen/dining, 3 bedrooms, ensuite, single garage, carport and workshop.

TENDER

AUCTION VIEW Sunday 9 Mar 2.00 - 2.30pm AUCTION (unless sold prior) 11.00am, Sat 22nd March, 2014 On site, 166 Queen Street, Levin

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Mobile 027 240 9265 Office 06 366 1081 clivew@propertybrokers.co.nz

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WEB ID LU35496 LEVIN 3 Konini Street VIEW Sunday 9 Mar 1.00 - 1.30pm Here is a well-presented property with a solid rental TENDER closes Thursday 20th March 2014 at 2.00pm history. With three spacious bedrooms, separate Property Brokers Levin, 1 Bristol Street lounge with open fire and open plan kitchen/dining, 3 the home is insulated top and bottom. Separate studio provides plenty of space. RV $165,000

TENDER

Mary Dacombe-Bird

Mobile 029 573 5161 Office 06 366 0665 Home 06 368 5776 mary@propertybrokers.co.nz

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Horowhenua Chronicle

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LEVIN

1 Bristol Street Levin levin@propertybrokers.co.nz 06 366 0880

Property Brokers Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

Vendors bought elsewhere

Webb Avenue winner

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North east location

Is location paramount?

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$235,000 WEB ID LU35730 PRICE ON APPLICATION WEB ID LU35689 $249,000 WEB ID LU34881 $245,000 WEB ID LU35043 LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN 37 Read Street 12 Webb Avenue 16 Fairfield Road 50a Kennedy Drive Be sure to inspect this charming, well If you snooze you will most certainly lose Fully fenced, 3 bedrooms, separate toilet 3 bedroom home on easy-care 817sqm 2 3 3 3 loved, north facing, two good sized this delightful, three bedroom, easy care and wet floor shower. Well appointed section. North facing, tidy kitchen and bedroom home. The delightful living area property in the sought after north east kitchen, amazing views of the mighty dining, lounge with wood burner and plus dining/kitchen has chapel ceilings and location. This immaculately presented Tararua's, log burner and heat transfer good sized bedrooms. Garden shed, 1 1 1 1 system. Aluminium joinery with double new quality carpet has recently been laid property comprises of open plan living carport - ample parking space. Brick and glazing in 2 bedrooms. Double garage. throughout most of the home. which has amazing rural views. aluminium home that's priced to sell so call us today. 1 2 VIEW Sunday 9 Mar 12.00 - 12.30pm VIEW Sunday 9 Mar 1.00 - 1.30pm VIEW Sunday 9 Mar 2.00 - 2.30pm

Margrit 027 455 7706 Murray 027 490 4773

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BEO $299,000 WEB ID LU34755 BEO $395,000 WEB ID LL34997 RV:$220,000 WEB ID LU31425 $365,000 WEB ID LU34583 LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN 9 Jervois Terrace 243 Wallace Road 76 Parker Avenue 343 Oxford St A stunning piece of paradise on half an This unique 6.41ha property is truly a RV: $220,000 3 bedrooms, office, stylish kitchen, 3 3 4 3+ acre, featuring 3 bedrooms, open plan hidden treasure. The homestead consists of Top location! Kindy, primary and college spacious lounge, court yard, double living, modern bathroom, sheltered deck, 2 a double bedroom downstairs, two only 5 minutes down the road. Featuring 4 garage, hobby room, vege garden and bedrooms, big spacious kitchen and swimming pool for summer. New carpets, living areas and heat pump.Double garage, supersized bedrooms upstairs with walk in 1 1 1 1 modern gas services for cooking, hot water blinds and freshly painted inside and out. bird aviary, chicken coop, vege box, fruit wardrobes, and an office between the two and heating. The ceiling of the property is Fantastic presentation. Just move in and trees, fishpond and more.Call today to rooms. The living area is open plan. insulated. enjoy. view. 2 1 3 2 View By Appointment VIEW Sunday 9 Mar 3.00 - 3.30pm

Margrit 027 455 7706 Murray 027 490 4773

Affordable unit

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Try this one for size

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OPEN HOME WEB ID LU33700 BEO $175,000 WEB ID LU33593 BEO $220,000 WEB ID LU33982 $299,000 WEB ID LU35127 BRING US AN OFFER LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN OHAU 1/13 Victoria Street 67 Kawiu Road 633a Queen Street 11 Papaitonga Lake Road Investment opportunity or own your own. This could be a lovely home once This three bedroom home has double 1 2+ This great home is just waiting for you. 4 3 RV: $103,000 renovated, and it is in a sought after area Featuring four bedrooms, two bathrooms, garaging, a big red barn, plenty of storage of Levin. With two bedrooms, plus a one This one bedroom front unit is in a good single garage with internal access and a and is wonderful for entertaining indoors bedroom flat downstairs, this house is just location, has a spacious lounge, is sunny single carport. Private and quiet, this and out. Three paddocks (100+ hay bails 1 2 2 1 waiting for you. It attracts all day sun, has and has open plan living. Also featuring a property has lovely gardens. The kids have yearly), chickens and a lovely outlook. spacious rooms. Established gardens. carport and on a small and manageable moved out and the vendors want sold. Picture perfect and potential a plenty. section. 1 1 2 VIEW Sunday 9 Mar 1.45 - 2.15pm Debby Turner 021 617 482

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WEB ID LL31685 WEB ID LU35625 NEGOTIATION WEB ID LU35427 $110,000 $135,000 LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN 9 Pohutukawa Drive 31 Graham Street 152 Tiro Tiro Road If you want your children to have the best This home has 3 bedrooms, a office, Enjoy the relaxing tranquillity of Pohutukawa Drive. 2 3 education then look no further. This home separate laundry, toilet with an enclosed Water power and phone are to the gate, plus there is located in the North School and porch which opens out on to a veranda are covenants to protect your investment. Kindergarten zone where you can walk where you can sit and enjoy the morning Build your dream home and enjoy the lifestyle you 1 1 your children safely 300 metres down the sun. It has always been meticulously desire. road. This cosy home has a Kent wood maintained, all you have to do is move in burner. and enjoy 1 1 VIEW Sunday 9 Mar 11.45 - 12.15pm

VIEW Sunday 9 Mar 11.00 - 11.30am

Clive Williams 027 240 9265

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www.propertybrokers.co.nz

Mary Dacombe-Bird 029 573 5161

Michael Utting 021 675 721

Escape to the country!

WEB ID LL35443 $240,000 MANAKAU Lot 2 Honi Taipua Street We are proud to offer these five stunning lifestyle blocks. Ranging in size from 7.58 ha (1.8 acres) to 1.37ha (3.4 acres) all have great building sites.

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Horowhenua Chronicle

Friday, March 7, 2014

International Women’s Day Saturday 8th March 2014

Looking for expert

Natural Health advice in Levin?

Pop in and see Ali at Unichem Levin Pharmacy for all your vitamin and mineral requirements. Ali is a qualified Naturopath with 13 years experience and takes time out of running her own Naturopathy and Massage clinic in Foxton to work at Unichem two days a week. Ali is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays to help customers select what is the right product for them from Unichems extensive range of high quality supplements. Ali says often customers are taking a supplement, thinking it is the right product for them, when in reality they could be taking something more beneficial for their specific problem or circumstance. For example it is important to consider the other medication you might be on before taking a supplement. What time of day different supplements are taken can have a bearing on how effective they will be. So come in, see Ali and check out Unichem Levin’s great range of Vitamins and minerals. We also have amazing monthly specials on many of our great products.

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Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.

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The vast array of communication channels, supportive spokespeople, equality research, campaigns and corporate responsibility initiatives means everyone can be an advocate inspiring change for women’s advancement. Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

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Residential/Lifestyle Sales Consultant - Property Brokers Foxton Thinking local ... buying local ... use a local! Jo Davenport is a friendly local face in Foxton and her reputation amongst her clients is of being relaxed, reliable and having a friendly manner. A born and bred Foxtonian and mother of two, Jo knows this area inside out. Recently being joined by husband Simon has seen many benefits and has added to Jo’s already successful career and achievements.

Recent Awards – Property Brokers National (33 Branches and 300 Real Estate Agents) November 2013 - 2nd Top Lister; December 2013 - 3rd =Top Units & 9th Top Lister; January 2014 - 3rd =Top Units & “Top Achiever” for the Company; 2013 Annual Awards 10th Top Lister overall; To put these achievements into context, consider these facts. Property Brokers now have 33 branches and approximately 300 Real Estate Agents through the North and South Islands. To be among the Top 10 for a company of this size in any of these fields is a huge achievement, however to be there consistently when working in a small rural town like Foxton is a testament to Jo’s ability and commitment to her profession, customers and clients.

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“Many thanks for your honesty and integrity over the purchase of our property at Himatangi Beach. It really is appreciated.” “Thanks for the great effort with the sale of our “Beach House”. Great Result! “We found Jo and her husband Simon very nice to deal with, they put you at ease and both had very positive attitudes” “Jo was an awesome person to deal with. Made purchasing our bach a pleasure!” “Jo did a great job, the sellers lived out of town as we did, but she managed to bring it all together in a professional style” “After sale service excellent as well” “Jo was exceptionally helpful in all aspects of our purchase” “Jo sold our house in a day, I was very happy with her appraisal and the outcome” “Jo was excellent, always available and happy to see us” Jo Davenport

Sales Consultant Cnr Main & Clyde Streets Foxton 4814 New Zealand DDI 06 363 0035 | Mobile 027 319 7088 | Home 06 363 7226 jod@propertybrokers. co. nz

Roz’s outstanding results are recognised Internationally. Recently inducted into the REMAX INTERNATIONAL Hall of Fame Roz was also inducted into the REMAX/LEADERS NZ Hall of Fame. These are prestigious awards given for consistently outstanding service and outstanding results in a 5 year period. Other Awards gained in 2013: High Achievers PLATINUM award Roz sold 58 homes in 2013. A record hard to beat anywhere. Top 15 seller in NZ Horowhenua No 1 seller. Keeping fit for life also helps keep Roz fit for Real Estate. Roz has achieved International honours in the sport also, having coached NZ Women’s youth Soccer. At age 13 Roz was the youngest qualified Soccer coach in NZ. She was also the first women to gain the NZFA International Coaching Licence in NZ. These days she likes to relax playing twilight soccer and mountain biking.

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MTA News Minister’s Visit – Chris Finlayson The grey sombre clouds matched the tone of sadness and loss delivered in the korero of Muaupoko whanau to the Office of Treaty Settlements Minister, Chris Finlayson, on Friday, February 28th. The hui allowed Muaupoko whanau to share with Minister Finlayson, in their own words, the immense importance of a number of sites of significance within the rohe to Muaupoko. Minister Finlayson was joined by Otaki MP Nathan Guy, Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS) kaumatua John Clark, OTS officials and more than 40 Muaupoko whanau at Horomaunga te mai ridge overlooking Lake Horowhenua. The hui allowed Muaupoko whanau to recount the devastation suffered by their ancestors, and subsequent generations, over the loss to the iwi of immensely important locations, many destroyed as a result of breaches to the Treaty of Waitangi.

From this site with its stunning views which seem to take on the entire region, we could see the town built upon our lands, the waterways polluted by the new populations. Louana praised the Muaupoko historians for holding the knowledge of the iwi and its ancestors to help ensure their laments could be heard today. She also thanked Horowhenua District Council Deputy Mayor Gary Good for attending and supporting Muaupoko at the significant event. This is one of a number of essential processes to allow progress and to help bring some closure to the generations of hurt, loss and exclusion that our people have endured. We are strong and committed in our journey to ensure our people can progress our grievance and quest for justice, to allow us to then focus our considerable energies on the future and assisting our people, marae and hapu to achieve their potential.

Aotea Maori Land Court The next Aotea Maori Land Court meeting will be held: Where: Muaupoko Tribal Authority - 306 Oxford Street, Levin When: 7 April 2014 Time: 10.00am to 3.00pm With: Richard Bennett (Advisory Officer) All meetings are scheduled for half hour sessions. If you require more time, please advise when you are booking your appointment. Please also be aware that Trustee Training can take up to one and a half hours. As Richard is only here once a month please bring along all your required documents and information. To arrange a booking please contact Candyce Taylor on Phone: 06 367 3311 Email: candyce@muaupoko.iwi.nz

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Acting Muaupoko CEO Brenton Tukapua said it was significant to hold the event on Horomaunga te mai ridge overlooking Lake Horowhenua, a site of immense historical importance to the people of Muaupoko.

Muaupoko Tribal Authority have a part-time role for whanau to engage with whanau about smoking.

It was important to come here to Horomaunga te mai ridge, long ago destroyed and these lands taken from us. Our marae, which once nurtured and protected our ancestors, is now a privately owned farm. The chance to host the Minister and his officials on this crucial kaupapa to hear our laments and loss was a very important process.

Key conversations regarding nicotine addiction and the damage that smoking causes.

Brenton said he was grateful to landowner, Peter Everton, for allowing Muaupoko to host the hui on his land and for also supporting the iwi with his attendance.

This will include discussions regarding alternative products (patches, gum, lozenge, quickmist and inhalator). How they are safer, how to use correctly and when.

Muaupoko Chairperson Louana Williams said that the Minister and his delegation were clearly affected by the powerful messages and memories delivered by Muaupoko whanau that included Jonathan Proctor, Rob Warrington, Marokopa Wiremu Matakatea and Trevor Hill.

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We were privileged to have our kaumatua and kuia to support this important kaupapa and to have a number of our Muaupoko whanau here with us to support our speakers.

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The korero was very sad and detailed. It left the Minister and his officials with no doubt as to the devastation and loss that has been levelled against our people.

Please send through your Expressions of Interest to Candyce Taylor at the Muaupoko Tribal Authority Office at 306 Oxford Street, Levin or email candyce@muaupoko.iwi.nz

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Community News Every year in December there is a half-Ironman competition called ‘Iron Maori’. Watching whanau members compete in 2012 inspired a whole lot of us to give it a go last year. After months of training (and fundraising!) we eventually had 10 tamariki swimming and running in ‘Iron Tamariki’. The next day 36 of our whanau competed in Iron Maori. For some of us it was our very first triathlon ever.

Swimming 2km, cycling 90km and walking 21.1 km is no small feat. It helps that we train together as a whanau. The passion and determination of our tamariki and kaumatua inspire us all to keep going when trainings get tough! Since then more of our whanau have joined us, and while we still intend to compete at Iron Maori every year, we also support our members to participate in a range of other

events and activities that promote being a ‘healthy whānau’. We have called our ropu ‘Tri Taitoko’. You might spot us in our uniforms down at the pools, cycling or beating the streets. Our whakatauki explains it all: “E kore au e ngawhere, he maire tuu wao ma ate toki e tua: Success through unity”. If you’re interested in joining or want more information email tritaitoko3@gmail.com Mauriora tatou!

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Active weekend for Horowhenua kids By TANYA WOOD Go Active was the name and go active was the game as more than 250 children ran, cycled and swam their way in the annual Go Active Kids TRYathlon event in Levin. Held at the Levin Aquatic Centre and Levin Domain, Sunday’s event was open to children aged from five to 13. Distances set for each of the three age groups ranged from a 250 metre run, one cycle lap of the Domain and two lengths of the play pool, to a 1250m run, eight laps of the Domain and six lengths of the main pool. The event is all about having a go and having fun, and times were not recorded. All competitors received a goody bag and spot prizes were handed out during the morning. Event organiser Jessy Ion said it was great to see numbers up on last year and so many parents cheering on and encouraging all the young tryathletes. ‘‘Even the weather was perfect which made it more enjoyable for everyone.’’ She said special celebrations were planned for the 10th anniversary next year. Sponsoring this year’s event were Levin New World, Levin McDonald’s, Contact Energy, Aquatics Horowhenua, Aqualine products, Southend Cycles and RJs Liquorice.

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Notices Employment Motoring

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ADVERTISING (06) 368 5109 Firewood SEASONED Pine 4m $250, 8m3 $400, free local delivery. Phone 367 6396/027 652 4000.

Garage Sales

FOXTON

FELTEX COMPLEX Sunday 16 March 9am 1pm. Car Boot sale sites available now. Phone Joyce 368 3091. Support Foxton Scouts, Cubs, Keas. TO VISIT VISITED

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Landscape Garden & Turf

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

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CHAINSAWS, mowers, ride-ons, weedeaters, waterblasters, concrete Gardening & saws, posthole borers, trailers, pumps etc, we Landscaping hire and repair all makes 16 BRAEMAR ST LANDSCAPE maintenSaturday after 8am. Beds, ance. Ring Mike 368-0630 and models. Levin Hire & Repairs, 126 Hokio Beach golf clubs, bar fridge, or 027-242-3773. Rd. Phone 368 5058. k/chairs, small stoves & more. Church Services TO VISIT VISITED

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

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

ADKIN AVE Sports Notices Saturday from 7am. H/hold, toys, clothes, etc. AGM Levin Cycling Club, TO VISIT VISITED 27th March 2014 at Levin Cycling Club rooms 7:30pm Levin Domain, Everyone Welcome.

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31 VANCE ST Saturday 9am till 1pm. Cancelled if wet. TO VISIT VISITED

Wanted to Buy or Exchange BUYING now. Legacy Antiques, Shannon. Phone 362 7117.

WANTED Trucks

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

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3 bdrm modern hme, d/wshr, h/pump, auto gge dr, suit prof person/s with refs, $270p/w. Phone 367 9934 or 027 4400 685. FOXTON 3/4 bdrm character home, lge section, $180p/w. Phone 06 329 9913/027 442 0061.

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Public Notices

A.G.M.

Public Notices HOROWHENUA EVENTS CENTRE TRUST

AGM

Wednesday 12th March at 6:30pm

Foxton RSA Women’s Section RSA 1 Easton Street Foxton Thursday 20th March 2014 1.30pm

eventscentre@xtra.co.nz

SPECIAL OLYMPICS HOROWHENUA

LEVIN MINIATURE RIFLE CLUB

Tuesday 8th April 7:00pm Levin Aquatic Centre

Monday 17th March 2014 7:00pm at the clubrooms Baden Street

AGM

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Conference Room Showgrounds Events Park Victoria Street All welcome

AGM

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Public Notices MANAWATU COLLEGE EDUCATIONAL TRUST INCORPORATED Notice of Celebration and Annual General Meeting (AGM) A celebration to mark the successes of the trust and the AGM will be held as follows: Date: Monday 24 March 2014 Time: 7.30pm Place: Manawatu College, Ladys Mile, Foxton, Room A3 All members of the trust, past pupils of Manawatu College and Foxton District High School, past and present staff of that college and school, and anyone with an interest in this trust are urged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

For further information please contact Lindsay Trotman Phone: 06 355 9200 Email: l.g.s.trotman@massey.ac.nz Proprietors of Tahamata Incorporation Notice of Special General Meeting A Special General Meeting of the Proprietors of Tahamata Incorporation is to be held at Tukorehe Marae on Saturday morning 29th March 2014, at 10:00a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to move a Special Resolution on the future expansion of the dairy farm. Details of the proposed expansion will be discussed at the Meeting. A copy of the proposed Resolution is available to shareholders from the office of Fluker Denton Limited, details below. No person shall vote as attorney or proxy at the meeting unless a copy of the power of attorney or notice of appointment is lodged at the office of the Incorporation not later than 48 hours before the time fixed for the meeting or such later time as the Chairperson of the committee may allow. The appropriate attorney or proxy forms are those in the Maori Incorporation Regulations and can be requested from the office of the Incorporation. This notice is filed by the Committee of Management, whose contact details are:

C/- Fluker Denton Limited 1st Floor AMI Building 264 Oxford Street PO Box 316 Levin 5540 Telephone (06) 367 9900 Fax (06) 367 9379 Email: lyn.parker@flukerdenton.co.nz

EASTER AND ANZAC DAY

Deaths

Unveilings

Friday 18th April: Wednesday 23rd April:

Horowhenua District Council Wednesday 12 March 2014 Public Notice of Adoption of Statement of Proposal Draft 2014/2015 Annual Plan

An Extraordinary Meeting of the Horowhenua District Council has been scheduled for Wednesday, 12th March 2014, commencing at 4.15pm at the Horowhenua District Council, 126 Oxford Street Levin, to adopt the Draft Annual Plan for the 2014/2015 year. The meeting Agenda will be available online to view and download at www.horowhenua.govt.nz and copies will be available for Council offices and libraries. David Clapperton Chief Executive

Friday 25th April: Anzac Day - Run of paper bookings close at 3pm Tuesday 22nd April (normal deadline time). Classified booking deadlines remain the same as usual (10am day prior to publication date).

Wednesday 30th April: Run of paper bookings close at 3pm on Thursday 24th April. Classified booking deadlines remain the same as usual (10am day prior to publication date).

In Memoriam

COLE, TATANA, TREW, Adele Ethel. Robert Heta. Jeffrey Alistair. On Tuesday March 4, Due to the passing of March 9, 1999 2014, peacefully at Robert’s wife Sonia, Thinking of you Whakatane Hospital. the unveiling will be always. Much loved wife of the postponed till further LOVE YOU FOREVER late John. Adored notice. Mum and Dad. Mum of Chris and Mike, and Dean and Mel. Cherished Nana Memorial of Johanna, Daniel, In Memoriam Headstones and Olivia and Great O’DONNELL, Nana of Blake and Peter James (PJ). Kane. 9~1~59 - 9~3~12 “God has you in his keeping, we have you in We miss you so much Pete. Love you always. our hearts.” Requiem Mass was Mum, Hoops and celebrated in the Our family. Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Opotiki (today) Friday March O’DONNELL, 7, followed by private PJ. cremation. In lieu of Two long years it has flowers, donations been now, your cheeky your would be appreciated grin, to Our Lady Help of mischievous smile. Christians Catholic Being deep in thought Church and may be with a caffine fix and left at the service. smoke pouring off Messages to the Cole those back mags. family C/- PO Box Your love of V8 Holdens and Ducati 2070, Whakatane. motorbikes. We miss Willetts Funeral all that and more. Services Ltd Forever in our FDANZ/NZIFH thoughts, Jen Nathaniel, Josh and Kat, Bonnie. TATANA, Sonia Sophia. (nee Clayton) Funeral Directors Of Levin. On March 5, 2014, aged 65 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Robert (Doey). Beloved mother of Janine and Stephen (Australia), Robert (dec’d) and Eugene (dec’d). Loved Nanny of all her grandchildren. Service at Matau Marae, Clay Road, Levin, on Saturday March 8, 2014, at 11:00am. Thereafter interment at The Avenue Lawn Cemetery, Levin.

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