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A long-awaited report on the Manawatu river cleanup is to be released this week. Nearly three years on from the launch of a comprehensive plan to clean up the Manawatu River, the Manawatu River Leaders’ Forum will be reporting on its progress since the river accord signing in 2011. A detailed report, due to be released on Friday, looks at all 131 actions originally set out by the group of council, community, farming, industry and hapu¯-iwi leaders, and provides a snapshot of the science. Independent chairman of the River Leaders’ Forum, Richard Thompson, said improving the state of Manawatu¯ River is very much a long-term project, although there are some promising findings at this early stage. These findings include overall improving trends in nutrient levels and levels of bacteria as set out in an independent science report commissioned by Horizons Regional Council. Horizons freshwater and science manager Dr Jon Roygard said care must be taken in attributing trends to changes in management practices over such a short timeframe, but the results were encouraging. ‘‘There is still plenty of room for improvement when it comes to water quality but I am cautiously optimistic that things are looking up across the catchment,’’ he said. Dr Roygard said other

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WORK IN PROGRESS: It will not happen overnight but there will come a time when signs like this will not be seen along the Manawatu River. successes include the completion of three community projects; improvements to wastewater treatment plants in Tararua, Manawatu and Horowhenua; the discovery and ongoing restoration of the North Island’s largest known whitebait spawning habitat; and the significant contribution being made by landowners to a stream fencing project. The Manawatu Catchment is now one of the most heavily monitored and studied catchments in New Zealand and Mr Thompson says this stands the forum and community in good stead to make a change.

‘‘We have an in-depth understanding of the challenges our river faces, allowing funding and effort to be directed to where it is needed most. ‘‘Central Government’s Fresh Start for Freshwater Cleanup Fund has also significantly contributed to our efforts and we hope to keep this momentum going. ‘‘That said we also know this project is not for forum members alone. The river flows through all of us and only through collective action will we make a lasting difference.’’ The report will be launched at a meeting of the Manawatu River Leaders’ Forum being

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STUNNING: Foxton Beach sky ablaze with colour. A lone seagull wings his way North and capturing the eye of amateur photographer Rueben Anderson. The silhouette of a fellow photograph enthusiast confirms this sunset is true art in nature. If you have taken a photo that depicts the fantastic scenery or life in Horowhenua send it to news@chronicle.co.nz.

YOUR VIEWS

Snapper quota

On April Fool’s Day Nathan Guy’s new Snapper Quota’s came into force. Now recreational fishermen in SNA1 area can buy a 27cm snapper in the supermarket caught by a trawler. Yet that same fish could land a recreational fisher a fine of up to $20,000. That’s because the size for a recreational catch has been increased to 30cm while a fish caught by a trawler need only be 27cm. Once again we have one rule for the big business mates of National, and one rule for the ordinary person. That doesn’t sound like an idea that will save our fisheries. It’s just more crony capitalism. ROB McCANN Labour Candidate for Otaki Before anyone claims that we need to have the New Zealand flag changed, they should look at the southern cross and the two associated pointer stars every night and early morning during a week. They inspire, as the Walt Disney song does, about wishing on a star. The Union Jack, British method of justice and parliamentary system are our national treasures. Big Ben’s clock tower in London has gold leaf gloriously around the dial and the Union Jack magnifi-

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cently flies from the tower opposite. The New Zealand Flag, with its stars and Union Jack, is our lovely London-linked golden theme of hope, for a healthy and prosperous future. I enjoyed seeing our flag flying from the Levin Post Office. It’s hugely inspiring on the Levin Memorial Hall, at the Levin RSA, the Horowhenua District Council building frontage and elsewhere in our district. RICHARD TINGEY

Stirling answers

In reply to a recent letter to the Editor from Mrs Avonne Dobson of Levin (Chronicle April 2), I find it somewhat ironic that Mrs Dobson finds my comments in the Chronicle to be ever lasting self opinionated and exceedingly tiresome’’, the question has to be asked, why does Mrs Dobson read the letters?

As a regular contributor to the letters page, I have endeavoured to be topical and informative with the view to keeping the Chronicle reader and Horowhenua citizens in general informed on a variety of subjects and sometimes controversial items of interest. On the positive side I have received numerous comments over the years I have been contributing with negative comments in the minority !! With regard to Mrs Dobson’s remark about ‘‘religious references’’, I was brought up in a Christian household with fairly strict religious values, I find her remark about me ‘‘obviously despising’’ the religious content in the National anthem, to be rather offensive. BILL STIRLING Levin

Emergency heroes

I fully endorse Allen Little’s letter, Chronicle March 26, praising the unstinting efforts of those men and women who rise to the call of the fire alarm, day or night. They should be given a loud and heartfelt ‘‘thank you’’ more often. MAUREEN DUNN Levin


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Wanted for arrest

Central District Police are appealing for any information on the whereabouts of 42-yearold James Wiki Henry who is wanted for arrest after he breached his parole conditions. Henry has a history of dishonesty offending and is currently forbidden to drive. While there is no threat to the general public, he is considered dangerous and should not be approached. Police believe he has connections around the central North Island and may be using a vehicle to travel. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Palmerston North Police Station on (06) 351-3600. Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. LVN020414Twhubbard

ARTS STALWART: Ron Hubbard’s new art course can be recognised by institutions such as UCOL, as credits towards relevant tertiary courses. PHOTO: TANYA WOOD

Arts course available in Horowhenua By TANYA WOOD A new art course being run in Levin will not only teach students how to draw and paint better, but could also earn students credits towards tertiary courses offered by UCOL and other institutions. Students will also gain necessary skills that will help them find income within their own community, according to course instructor Ron Hubbard. The TVM Studios Professional Art Diploma will look at the lateral thinking and creativity behind design that can be applied to any art medium, even in local industry or commerce. Mr Hubbard, who has been running general art courses over the past 15 years at TVM Studios, said people often underestimate the part creativity plays in their daily lives, which is why the course

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drawing; how to get it right and how to apply it. Whether it’s a painting, letterhead, poster design or logo, students will be taught to think outside the box, to look at alternatives and better ways of doing things.’’ The Art Diploma course will

also include the use of photography and video, and Mr Hubbard said, ‘‘No matter what, students will be better equipped artists at the end of this course’’. Mr Hubbard, who has no formal art degree, said anyone could run a ‘diploma’ course as long as it was not claimed to be associated to a legal learning institution. He has been working in various arts fields all his life, including sign writing, commercial art and design, professional photography, corporate video and television. TVM Studios has also been responsible for filming and archiving most of the key events in Horowhenua, broadcast by local television station Tararua TV which ceased broadcasting at the digital changeover last year. ■ For more information about the TVM Diploma Art Course contact Ron Hubbard on 06 368-0663 or email tvm@slingshot.co.nz

Respiratory Seminar

The Horowhenua Breathe Easy Support Group invite you to a Respiratory Seminar tomorrow at the Salvation Army Auditorium, Durham Street, Levin. The seminar will run from 10am to 3pm, with lunch provided. A warm welcome is extended to anyone suffering any sort of lung condition and their carers. Come and hear some top class guest speakers on many aspects of respiratory conditions to help you cope better with your condition. For more information contact Carroll 368-6255 or Daphne 368-8189.

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Fuel prices fell during March, but the AA says retailers should be cutting prices further. The price of petrol fell 2 cents to $2.16 per litre for 91 octane at most brands during the month, the lowest price since November. Diesel fell 4 cents per litre to $1.48 per litre at most service stations, the lowest price for diesel since May 2013. The New Zealand exchange rate is at its highest level for two-and-ahalf years and, since retail prices last fell a fortnight ago, commodity prices have dropped slightly.

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Residents want lid on alcohol outlets Horowhenua has enough pubs, social clubs and stores selling alcohol and any more could give the district a bad reputation. This was just one of the findings from a survey undertaken by Horowhenua District Council earlier this year. The survey, which attracted 76 respondents, mostly from Levin, will help council develop a possible Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) that allows it and residents greater control over when, where and how alcohol is sold. An overwhelming 92 per cent of the respondents (70 people) believed Horowhenua already had enough pubs and convenience stores selling alcohol, and 96 per cent (73) said there were also enough sports and social clubs serving alcohol. About 50 per cent (38) believed

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more licensed premises would negatively affect Horowhenua’s reputation. It was good to socialise in bars, clubs, cafes and restaurants but you didn’t need alcohol to have a good time, seemed to be the message. Respondents were also clear there should be restrictions on the proximity of licensed premises to schools and playgrounds, and on reduced opening hours. Under the new legislation, default hours for an off licence can be 7am to 11pm and 8am to 4am for pubs and clubs. The survey preference was 10am to 10pm, and 11am to 1pm respectively. Community Constable Graeme Jarvis said the survey comments do not surprise him. ‘‘From the people I talk to, there is no doubt in my mind that Levin is currently

respondents was not large, there was a clear message and council would be watching the results of appeals for LAPs in other districts before developing its draft plan. ‘‘Once we have developed a LAP, there will be further public consultation to ensure we have a balanced perspective that fairly represents the community and those involved in the liquor industry.’’

well serviced by pubs, clubs and bars. LAPs are a new entity for everyone involved in the liquor industry and it’s quite right that everyone has input into the plans.’’ The results were also ‘‘about what we expected’’, according to Horowhenua District Council regulatory services manager Mike Lepper. He said, while the number of

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AND THE BAND PLAYED ON: The championship-winning Levin and Districts Brass band kicked off the 2014 Jazz in the Park concert.

Levin hosts bumper brass band battle By PETER FRANKLIN Let the music flow, Levin will be the brass band centre for southern North Island at the weekend when 14 of the country’s premier bands compete. Bands from the Wellington District Brass Band Association and the Central Districts Brass Band Association will join together for a festival of brass performance. Bands will travel from as far afield as New Plymouth, Napier, Wanganui, Masterton, Hutt Valley and Wellington. Both local bands Levin and Districts Brass and Kapiti Brass will be competing. President of the Levin and Districts Brass Band Chris Craddock said on Saturday the bands will perform at the Levin Salvation Army Complex between 1pm and 6.30pm, each band would play a sacred item, followed by a major ‘test’ piece of music. On Sunday they will move location to Horowhenua College School Hall and play between 10am and 5.30pm, each of the 14 bands will present a half hour entertainment programme. Mr Craddock said the contest

was open to the public, with a gold coin donation either day at the door. A full programme will be available at each venue on the day. The current National A grade Champion Band of New Zealand — Wellington Brass will be in attending, along with other top A and B Grade Bands. A highlight of the weekend will be on Sunday at Horowhenua College when all the bands are adjudicated on their performance and how entertaining they are. Most bands will play a mix of popular music based on a theme. There will be seven hours of brass band music performed from 10am to 5.30pm. The chief music adjudicator for the weekend is Phil Johnston from Christchurch, the current Musical Director of the New Zealand Army Band. The entertainment adjudicator is local identity Alan Smith.

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Health stalwart bowing out

Witch costume could help police

By FRANKIE WEBB From mustering sheep to helping people sleep, Philippa Duthie has had a fascinating life. She retires after 30 years commitment to health services in Horowhenua but began her nursing profession almost 50 years ago. Philippa was trained at Masterton Hospital, graduating in 1969. Being an anaesthetic nurse, she commented how nice it was to have patients that could talk when she moved onto outpatients. ‘‘In those days we did our own cleaning, packed linen,’’ she said. From Masterton to a Matchbox toy factory in England, Philippa did the big O.E. Working in a factory in those days was an OSH (Occupational Safety and Health) nightmare. Another nightmare, or at least eye-opener, was experience working in private London medical clinics. ‘‘Standards was not a known word,’’ Philippa said. Returning to Masterton she took up a community nurse position, it was shortlived. ‘‘I absolutely hated it, so I returned to theatre. It was a brand new theatre, it was lovely.’’ In 1972 Wairarapa farmer John Duthie entered her life, the couple married and Philippa took up midwife duties to a flock of sheep, learnt to work a bulldozer, ride a horse and milk a cow and became a mum, having two daughters.

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NEW CHAPTER: Philippa Duthie receiving flowers from Horowhenua health centre clinical nurse specialising in elder health, Jane Richards, who described her as ‘quite special’ retiring after 30 years service. Philippa has looked after so many people in her life, now it’s time to look after herself. PHOTO: FRANKIE WEBB ‘‘We moved to Foxton Beach in the early 80s and back to civilisation,’’ Philippa said. ‘‘Instead of only being able to shop once a week, I could shop every day. We had neighbours, it was wonderful.’’ It also meant she could return to her profession and

took up a full-time position in Ward 4 at Horowhenua Hospital. The hospital closed, Philippa’s position changed, becoming part-time, and her role varied as well. Philippa played an enormous role setting up the outpatients centre at the new Horowhenua Health Centre. ‘‘Now my body has told me,

after 30 years it is time to call it a day,’’ Philippa said. While she is hanging up her nurse’s hat, she won’t give up her caring one. ‘‘I hope to spend time helping as a volunteer at the Levin SPCA,’’ Philippa told a group of friends and workmates gathered at the Health Centre for her farewell.

ALARMS PREVENT BURGLARIES

Sunday 13th April 10am–3pm Solway Park Levin

Wellington Police investigating the murder of 37-year-old mother of two Rongmei Fan, known as Mei, are seeking help from the public.. Police have released a picture of a witch costume taken in 2011 and are trying to source identical costumes of the same age. The witch’s hat and cape were most likely bought in Wellington for Halloween in October 2011. Police would like to hear from anyone who may still have an identical costume that was purchased in Wellington at this time. Detective Senior Sergeant John van den Heuvel said, ‘‘I don’t for one minute suggest Mei’s killer wore a witch’s costume as part of a disguise, however for reasons that I cannot disclose it is important that we locate similar costumes. ‘‘We know, of course, that these costumes are massed produced, imported and sold widely throughout New Zealand. As shown in the picture provided, the particular costume we’re interested has black wispy hair strands attached to the inner rim of the hat. ‘‘If you still have a costume like this and remember where and when it was purchased please call the Operation Brussels team directly on 0800 348 348 or by e m a i l in g operationbrussels@police.govt.nz.’’ Mr van den Heuvel said Information can also be provided anonymously by contacting the Crimestoppers organisation 0800 555 111. Rongmei Fan was found stabbed to death in her Miramar home on November 10.

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‘Quick’ grants on offer Swap your fine for course Community groups needing quick cash could be eligible for the Quick Response Grant being trialled by Horowhenua District Council. Non-profit organisations and ratepayers associations who missed the boat when applications for the Community Development and Community Consultation Grants closed on February 28, have another opportunity to apply for a grant which will be assessed by a Grants Subcommittee on an adhoc basis, for a limited time. Under the Quick Response Grant $4270 is available for eligible non profit organisations

and $5000 for eligible residents and ratepayers associations to cover projects and/or ongoing costs. The application process has been shortened but all applicants will need to provide a copy of their latest accounts and are required to file an accountability form upon project completion. For applications above $250, written quotes are required. The Grants Subcommittee has been tasked with assessing applications within 10 working days of receipt of an application, and chairperson, Councillor Garry Good said they are pleased to be able to offer the community

an additional avenue for funding. ‘‘We are eager to see how the community responds to the availability of small, readily available grant opportunities and what sort of projects that it might attract. ‘‘For those looking for say $200-odd to get them across the line, it’s a lifeline.’’ Applicants need to apply at least month before the start of their project to be eligible. Applications open on April 7 and close on June 27 2014. ■ For more information and an application form go to www.horowhenua.govt.nz/grants.

Traffic offenders in the Horowhenua are being given the opportunity to swap their fine for a two-hour road safety seminar. Drivers who have received fines for qualifying offences, including failing to give way, failing to stop, rolling through stop signs, breach of licence restrictions, using a cell phone and seatbelt offences, can qualify for Operation TOEDS — Traffic Offences Education Diversion Scheme. TOEDS focuses on changing a driver’s behaviour and encouraging safe driving practices. Participants watch road safety videos, take part in quiz activities around the road code, and discuss personal experiences of

road trauma and the consequences of poor decision making. The joint project between Levin South Neighbourhood Policing Team and Horizons Regional Council Road Safety Coordinator for Tararua/ Horowhenua, Debbie Webster, has been run successfully in Palmerston North. The first workshop for people who have been issued TOEDs compliance will take place tomorrow at Taitoko School, Levin. ■ For further information, please contact the Levin South Neighbourhood Policing Team on (06) 368-9674 or phone Levin Police 06 366-0500.

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organisations such as the Cancer Society, Heart Foundation and Iwi-Maori providers to reduce uptake. We have also been working hard to reduce the supply side of the equation by undertaking education visits and Controlled Purchase Operations (CPOS) or Stings, at tobacco retail premises.’’ Young people are finding it harder to access cigarettes as a result. ‘‘More work is needed, but these results are very promising and encouraging for the dedicated staff who have been leading the initiatives to bring about the changes slowly over a number of years.’’

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IT opportunity for youth Te Horowhenua Trust is offering 14 secondary school students an opportunity to build on their IT skills at its first YouthTek conference during the second week of the school holidays. The trust has received support from the Horowhenua Social Sector Trials as well as other organisations and individuals in New Zealand and overseas, so has been able to put together an exciting programme of events. YouthTek runs all day from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2. IT professionals from Auckland, Wellington and Horowhenua are coming to Te Takere to deliver workshops on a variety of topics. The skills learned will be put to good use as the students work on a web portal project together. When completed this will benefit all users of the Contact Youth Space in Te Takere. Te Horowhenua Trust has received recognition and won awards for IT initiatives in the past, including Koha (built in 2000 and now used in hundreds of libraries worldwide) and Kete. This latest initiative is a chance to help some future IT professionals also achieve at a high level. Digital services leader Joanne Dillon has been overwhelmed by the response to invitations to participate in YouthTek. Github, the world’s largest open source community, writes: ‘‘YouthTek sounds like such a valuable initiative and we’d love to help support you and we’ve had equally exciting reactions from nearer to home.’’ Weta Digital is hosting YouthTek on Friday, May 2 and setting up presentations, tours and a visit to Wellington Zoo to see some of the chimps that starred in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. YouthTek is free to attend and will deliver high-calibre training to each of the participants. Applications need to be signed by a parent/guardian and endorsed by a senior staff member from each applicant’s school

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to ensure the 14 young people chosen are going to benefit most from the opportunity. The trust is looking for students who have an interest in IT (whether it be design, development or gaming), who work well with others and are going to be able to focus on four days of intensive lessons. Applications close on Sunday, April 13. Application forms are available at Te Takere, Foxton Library and Shannon Library. They can also be downloaded from www.youthtek.org.nz. Completed forms can be returned to the above locations or emailed to Joanne Dillon at joanned@tetakere.org.nz.

WHAT’S ON AT TE TAKERE Exhibition space: Two for the price of one: An exhibition of beautiful hand-made rag dolls by Barbara Price and the popular Art in the Past by the late Peter Graham is still on display. Today Bootcamp is back: Contact Youth Space at Te Takere. (Every Monday and Wednesday) 7am8am. Tomorrow Baby play: Contact Youth Space, 9am-noon. 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. Monday Bootcamp is back: Contact Youth Space at Te Takere. (Every Monday and Wednesday) 7am8am. Tuesday Baby play: Youth Space, 9am-12pm. Toddler time: Children’s library, 10am-

10.30am. JP clinic: Kowhai Room, 11.30am-1.30pm. Saturday Family history a guide for beginners: A seminar for people wanting to start researching their family history and family tree organised by the Horowhenua Family History Group at Te Takere. $10. Contact Merv Judge, phone 3684859. Community survey: Year 13 students from Horowhenua College developing a community phone book app for their technology course work will be conducting a survey in Te Takere to help decided how the app will evolve. Monday College quiz: Eight teams of six made up of students from Horowhenua, Waiopehu and Manawatu Colleges will take part in this quiz which will be fun for both participants and audience, 2.30pm in Contact Youth Space, Te Takere.

CHALKLE CLASSES Every Monday Tai Chi: 10am, Te Takere. Today French for travel: You will be encouraged to speak French and aim to communicate effectively in French with others. 7pm- 8pm, Te Takere Education Suite. Tuesday Self-defence lessons: This class is designed to teach men and women of all ages the universal techniques of self-defence. Instructors from Horowhenua Academy of Tai chi and Martial Arts - Qigong Exercises - 40 years of experience. Contact Youth Space at Te Takere, 6pm. Thursday April 17 Snappy CVs: Learn to build a CV selling yourself to your next employer. Te Takere

education suite. 10am. Wednesday April 23 Mosaic madness: 9am. Two-day course. Wednesday April 30 Cook an Indian Curry: Hot or spice? Learn how to use spices effectively. 5.30pm East Lounge, Te Takere. Importing and exporting: An insight and advice. 6pm, open meeting room, Te Takere. Thursday May 8 Build your own business website: A series of five classes. Education suite, Te Takere. ■ For full details of the classes, including fees, and to enrol, visit the chalkle website, www.chalkle.com (click on ‘find a class in your community’) or talk to the friendly Te Takere staff. It is important to enrol as classes will be cancelled if there is not sufficient numbers.

Paris Letters by Janice Macleod Pan Macmillan, $29.99 .................................................. I may not be the best person to review a book about Paris. I have been to Paris three times and, apart from the architecture, which is something else, I have found it rather grey after the vibrancy and colour of Italy. However, if I were in my 30s, like the author, and had stumbled upon a Daniel Craig look-alike to fall in love with I am sure my impressions would have been a lot rosier. This book is hard to categorise. It is part chick-lit, part self-help and part travel. It is written in an easy to follow, lighthearted way. It appears to be autobiographical. Janice is trapped in a busy but wellpaid job. She is obviously artistic and creative, but her job as a copywriter in an advertising firm is not fulfilling those needs. At 34, she decides she needs a lifestyle change. She would like to be a travel writer but needs to save money before she can pursue this dream. What follows is a very sensible section about ways she can save money and how she does it. Paris and Rome are her first ports of call. On her first stay in Paris she meets her Daniel Craig look-alike, who is actually a butcher from Poland. She is definitely attracted and the language barrier is a very interesting part of the book — actually, it’s not a barrier when you are in love.

She continues her travels and, while staying with a cousin in England, comes across illustrated letters written to her cousin by British artist Percy Kelly. She returns to Paris and resumes her relationship with Christophe, her Polish butcher. Her capital is, by this time, dwindling so, inspired by Percy Kelly and realising her desire to become an artist, Macleod begins a painted letter subscription service. This book is a collection of those letters and more. I would have liked to see this book in a different format because her illustrations of Paris are quite exquisite and I think this format does not do them justice. Ever the pragmatist, Macleod devotes the last chapter to the 100 ways she managed to save money to realise her ambition. This is Macleod’s third book. She is married to her Polish butcher and lives in Paris. — Margaret Reilly


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Lake Accord group making progress Lake Horowhenua Accord group chairperson Matt Sword says its strategy will be comprehensive and public consultation will be sought. ‘‘It will be very important to consult with the owners, iwi and the wider community on the strategy as it will require a united effort to ensure we reach the goals and targets we set for ourselves,’’ Mr Sword said. ‘‘It will also be an opportunity to share our thinking behind each of the steps we are committing to as a group.’’ He said it was great to see the progress already being made on about half of the eight projects, helped by a $1.27 million lake restoration fund, which included $540,000 from central government and $730,500 combined funding from Horizons Regional Council, Horowhenua District Council, the Tararua Growers Association and Dairy NZ. Lake restoration work to date: - $250,000 allocated for the purchase of lake weed harvesting equipment and to fund its ongoing operation to reduce the amount of weed and cycle of algae blooms to improve the lake’s suitability for recreational activities by next spring and summer. - $20,000 allocated for a boat wash facility to reduce the risk of introducing further lake weed species. Its design, which will

ensure wash run off goes into the sewerage reticulation, straight to Levin’s wastewater treatment plant and not the stormwater system, is underway and potential sites are being explored. - $20,000 is being spent on a fish pass at the weir in the Hokio Stream, to allow fish to pass freely between the lake and the sea, and help increase native fish populations in the lake. Its design is complete and construction will start shortly. A further $20,000 is allocated for improving the natural habitat between the weir and the sea. - $200,000 allocated for a three stage project to install stormwater treatment systems to the Queen Street Drain, the main stormwater inflow to the lake from Levin’s township, to reduce sediment and nutrients going into the lake that cause weed growth, cyanobacteria growth and lake infilling. - Work programmes involving riparian fencing and planting, and the installation of a sediment trap and treatment on wetland at the Arawhata inflow to the lake, will be prepared shortly. - Drainage and sediment control plans for up to 500 hectares of cropping farms, and sustainable milk production plans for dairy farms in the catchment area will be prepared by Tararua Growers Association and Dairy NZ respectively.

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Some Mason magic coming to folk club The plaudits for this Friday’s guests at the folk club are seemingly endless. Wayne Mason, one of New Zealand’s finest songwriters, is back in town. This time he brings longtime compadre, Clint Brown, one of the county’s classiest bass players. Brown adds great backing vocals and the pair have a lot of fun on stage. Mason was awarded

Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for his contribution to the music industry in New Zealand. He has been a lead singer/ songwriter/musician in some of New Zealand’s most well known bands from the Fourmyula, to Rockinghorse to The Warratahs before embarking on a solo career in 1994. With a suitcase full of his original songs, including the

famous Nature, Mason’s style covers pop, country, folk and rock. He’s also one of New Zealand’s top boogie woogie piano players. Nick Bollinger said of him in the Listener: ‘‘Mason’s lyrics trace so clearly the geography of the heartland as well as the heart; the melodies themselves feel elemental, as ageless as a sou’wester, as permanent as the hills.’’

Music that lifts the soul and moves the feet will be performed this Friday in the Scottish Society Hall on Bartholomew Road, starting at 7.30pm. The admission price of $5 (members) or $8 (nonmembers) includes a light supper. Children $3. As usual, the evening begins with a blackboard concert. Performers wishing to sign up for a one-song spot are urged

to be early when the list opens at 7pm. Later in the month, the club offers an opportunity for players of all abilities at Acoustic Night. There is scope for solo, group and jamming in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The evening falls on Anzac Day, so the optional theme is Songs of War and Peace. The admission price of $2 includes a light supper.

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Poppy Day predicament presented with humour What skulduggery has the Major got himself mixed up with? Who called the police and the press? Find out on Friday when Poppy Day opens at the Levin Performing Arts centre. Have you ever been in the position of overhearing a conversation and getting the wrong end of the stick, so to speak? Well, what do you do? Act on what you thought you heard? Pretend you did not hear a thing and do nothing? This is the predicament that

Melvin, the relatively new RSA bar manager, finds himself in, when he listens to a conversation that he should not have heard. Poppy Day is the latest humorous production from award-winning playwright Valerie Franklin. Following on from her successes with Girlie Talk and Playing the Pokies, she has crafted another comedy that interwinds a multitude of characters who combine to make Poppy Day a laugh a minute. Once again she has sought out

a talented cast to portray the characters who deliver a comedy that reflects the ramblings of a retired Major and the entrepreneurial talents of a war veteran. Add to the mix a duo of enthusiastic detectives, an agitated police superintendent, a pair of nuns, a butcher and a very confused Australia Vietnam veteran. Together they tell the funny tale that leads to an international conspiracy that will fill the theatre with laughter.

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By PETER FRANKLIN For a small fire station Foxton brigade have had their fair share of action to date, attending 40 calls this year. Station officer Shaun Sayer, of Foxton Volunteer Fire Brigade, said they had been called to 11 rubbish fires, seven backup calls to assist surrounding brigades, six motor vehicle crashes, four ambulance assists, three commercial fire alarms, three structure fires, two car fires, two vegetation fires, a gas leak and a power line down. He said the majority of calls were of a minimal nature. Among the more significant calls was the fatal multiple vehicle crash in January north of Oroua Downs, where the brigade extinguished one of the trucks with the assistance of volunteer brigades from Foxton Beach, Bulls and Rongotea, along with Palmerston North and Ohakea. A motor vehicle crash in February involved the extraction of an elderly couple when their car left the road and ended up on its side at Whirokino. The brigade used their newly purchased windscreen saw to gain access and allow the couple to exit the vehicle. The brigade was called to a car fire that blocked the Whirokino Trestle Bridge in February. The brigade arrived to the vehicle on fire and motorists were attempting to drive around it. Mr Sayer said people should be aware of the dangers of getting too close to a burning vehicle and we suggest you keep a safe distance. The brigade were called to a

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CRASH: Combined Foxton volunteer firefighters and St John ambulance officers simulate a crash scene and how an injured person is removed from a wreck. garage fire in early March, which saw two vehicles destroyed. The brigade, assisted by Foxton Beach volunteers, brought the fire quickly under control and extinguished the fire within 15 minutes of their arrival. Mr Sayer said the brigade had responded to a number of outside rubbish fires since the Restricted Fire Season was put in place on February 26. A Restricted Fire

Season means all open fires require a fire permit to be issued by the council before being lit. He said there were too many people continuing to burn rubbish, which can become a nuisance to neighbours. Please be mindful of the current status and dispose of your rubbish accordingly. Three brigade members have been involved in the Cactus (Co-

ordinated Adolescent Challenge Training Unit and Support) Programme being run at Manawatu College for the first time this year. ‘‘We are there in support of local Police staff along with members of Foxton Beach Volunteer Fire Brigade, Foxton Surf Life Saving Club and Te Awahou Boxing Club,’’ he said. This week is the eighth and

final week and will finish with the longest day on Saturday, which is a 10-hour day. The idea of Cactus is to challenge, motivate and instil some discipline in the applicants. It has been a challenge to the staff involved as well as the applicants. However, the change is evident in the majority of those involved.

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Sunday. In the leadup to the race day, people have been able to bid online to get behind the wheel and see what it is like to drive a stockcar. For those who just want to know what it feels like to go sliding around the dirt track at over 100kmh, there will be rides available in a specially

built two-seater super stock for $50 — there is an age limit of 12 years and older. For stockcar fans, it is a chance to see the legends of the past back in action, reliving their glory days. The day will also have three feature events, a ladies’ invitation stockcar

race, the legends’ teams race. Past members of the famous Palmerston North Panthers, Dave Evans, Brian Anderson, Bruce Robertson, Robert James and Ross Dallas, will race against an as yet unnamed New Zealand All Starts team. The other feature on the day will be the

Classic stockcar ready for comeback Rookies ready to rumble The Horowhenua Chronicle Stockcar Invitation race will be over two races, the second race will be a reverse grid. Race organisers said this would make it even more interesting for the drivers and the spectators. The lineup of drivers will be, those innovative TV renovators

By PETER FRANKLIN After an unknown amount of hours the former Dave Evans 6p stockcar will be out racing against others of the same era. The car, now owned by Charlie Harper, has been completely rebuilt,to the standard of what it looked like on the first night it appeared at Palmerston North Speedway over 30 years ago. Charlie believes that it is important to hang on to stockcar history in this country as the cars designs have changed a lot. He said at one stage four or five different people were looking for the No 6, but like a lot of the old greats it seemed to have disappeared from the face of the earth. But as luck would have it Charlie was the fortunate one to get his hands on it first and the sad looking race car came back to his South Foxton Motors workshop. Because he was rebuilding it back to original, getting hold of parts was a mission, but they

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Pete and Andy from Bulls, Denise ‘Danger Girl’ Harris, Suzy ‘Slick’ Johnson, Dave ‘Bad Boy’ Wishnoski, Dave ‘The Destroyer’ Key, Tony ‘The Cruncher’ Coffin, George ‘Speedy’ Heagney, Mike ‘Westy’ West, Gareth ‘Crasher’ Pringle and Peter ‘The Chief’ Franklin.

• Lawn Mowing

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BACK IN PRISTINE CONDITION: The former Dave Evans No 6p will be among a field of classic stockcars racing on Legends’ Day at Harrisville Speedway. turned up, one by one. Twelve months later the car rolled out of the garage

looking like a brand new machine. A member of the classic

speedway club, Charlie gets to race the car in 10 meetings a year.

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THE boys Pete and Andy, the house renovators, can they work as a team on the track.

DAVE Key had a disappointing run last year breaking an axle, before the halfway mark, he’ll be out to not only finish but be in the top three.

INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Email: motexmotors@vodafone.co.nz

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THE PRIZE: Horowhenua Chronicle manager Vivien Douglas with the Horowhenua Chronicle Cup and sashes that will be hotly contested on Sunday. She is looking forward to seeing the action on the track and presenting the inaugural Horowhenua Chronicle Stockcar Invitation cup to the winner. Mrs Douglas says stockcar racing has a huge following in our region. ‘‘We are extremely proud to now be able to be part of this exciting sport.’’

‘LEGENDS DAY’ SPECIAL 1/2

PETER BARRY TEAMS TE DERBY 6pm Saturday,, April 19, 2014

Adults $25 (16 years and over) Child $10 ( 8-- 15 years) Family $60 (2 Adults, 4 Children) Children seven years s and under FREE

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OFF YOUR FIRST CUT

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inaugural Horowhenua Chronicle Stockcar celebrity invitation race. In total there will be 23 races, including super stocks, stockcars, minisprints, classic stockcars, adult and youth ministocks. Rides start at 10am, racing starts at noon on Sunday.

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FEATURING: LEGENDS TEAMS RACE PANTHERS VS NZ ALL STARS

LEGENDS d u o r P r e t r o p p Su of Harrisville Speedway promises another action-packed day of racing y a w d e e Sp State Highw ay 1, Ohake a

Sunday 13th April 2014 - Racing Starts 12 Noon | Admission: Adults $10, Kids $5, Family $20

Main Highway, Foxton 06 363 8033

This Sunday a feast of speedway action will be at the Harrisville Speedway, Ohakea, with the running of the annual Legends’ Day and Horowhenua Chronicle Stockcar Invitation celebrity race. The Legends’ Day is an action-packed family day at the privately-owned speedway.

HOROWHENUA MOTORS Providing the same personal service the company is renowned for! The only locally owned new vehicle franchise. Proud sales agents of:

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For the past four years Brent and Denise Harris have opened the gates to host the Legends Day, which is a fundraising event to assist Kiwi drivers to compete in the British F1 stockcar world series. This year two Palmerston North drivers, Peter Bengston and Graham

Barr, were the recipients. Both had impressive seasons and now are off to England to match their skills against the best that Europe can muster in the BRISCA World (stockcar) championships. Organisers have ensured that it is a full-on day of entertainment on

D DAVE EVANS, BRIAN ANDERSON, BRUCE ROBERTSON, ROBERT JAMES, ROSS DALLAS. PLUS: SUPERSTOCKS, STOCKCARS, MINISPRINTS, ADULT MINISTOCKS, CLASSIC STOCKCARS

2 SEATER S SUPERSTOCK CAR RIDES AVAILABLE (Proc oceeds to assist Peter Bengston, and Graeme Barr in the World Stockcar Champs)

Sunday. In the leadup to the race day, people have been able to bid online to get behind the wheel and see what it is like to drive a stockcar. For those who just want to know what it feels like to go sliding around the dirt track at over 100kmh, there will be rides available in a specially

built two-seater super stock for $50 — there is an age limit of 12 years and older. For stockcar fans, it is a chance to see the legends of the past back in action, reliving their glory days. The day will also have three feature events, a ladies’ invitation stockcar

race, the legends’ teams race. Past members of the famous Palmerston North Panthers, Dave Evans, Brian Anderson, Bruce Robertson, Robert James and Ross Dallas, will race against an as yet unnamed New Zealand All Starts team. The other feature on the day will be the

Classic stockcar ready for comeback Rookies ready to rumble The Horowhenua Chronicle Stockcar Invitation race will be over two races, the second race will be a reverse grid. Race organisers said this would make it even more interesting for the drivers and the spectators. The lineup of drivers will be, those innovative TV renovators

By PETER FRANKLIN After an unknown amount of hours the former Dave Evans 6p stockcar will be out racing against others of the same era. The car, now owned by Charlie Harper, has been completely rebuilt,to the standard of what it looked like on the first night it appeared at Palmerston North Speedway over 30 years ago. Charlie believes that it is important to hang on to stockcar history in this country as the cars designs have changed a lot. He said at one stage four or five different people were looking for the No 6, but like a lot of the old greats it seemed to have disappeared from the face of the earth. But as luck would have it Charlie was the fortunate one to get his hands on it first and the sad looking race car came back to his South Foxton Motors workshop. Because he was rebuilding it back to original, getting hold of parts was a mission, but they

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14 Hokio Beach Rd, Levin

Ph 06 368 9029 Fx 06 368 1227

Full Diesel repairs & Maintenance TRANSPORT & GENERAL ENGINEERING

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

Courtesy Ford 336 Oxford St, Levin Ph 368 8379

GREEN LAWNS TOTAL GARDEN MAINTENANCE

Pete and Andy from Bulls, Denise ‘Danger Girl’ Harris, Suzy ‘Slick’ Johnson, Dave ‘Bad Boy’ Wishnoski, Dave ‘The Destroyer’ Key, Tony ‘The Cruncher’ Coffin, George ‘Speedy’ Heagney, Mike ‘Westy’ West, Gareth ‘Crasher’ Pringle and Peter ‘The Chief’ Franklin.

• Lawn Mowing

• Section Clearing • Tree Pruning • Hedge Trimming • Property Maintenance LVN090414splfranklin

THE pressure is on Peter Franklin in the Horowhenua Chronicle car 131 to hold on to the spoils.

• Rubbish Removal

FREE QUOTES For fast friendly service

PROUD SUPPORTERS

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BACK IN PRISTINE CONDITION: The former Dave Evans No 6p will be among a field of classic stockcars racing on Legends’ Day at Harrisville Speedway. turned up, one by one. Twelve months later the car rolled out of the garage

looking like a brand new machine. A member of the classic

speedway club, Charlie gets to race the car in 10 meetings a year.

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THE boys Pete and Andy, the house renovators, can they work as a team on the track.

DAVE Key had a disappointing run last year breaking an axle, before the halfway mark, he’ll be out to not only finish but be in the top three.

INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Email: motexmotors@vodafone.co.nz

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THE PRIZE: Horowhenua Chronicle manager Vivien Douglas with the Horowhenua Chronicle Cup and sashes that will be hotly contested on Sunday. She is looking forward to seeing the action on the track and presenting the inaugural Horowhenua Chronicle Stockcar Invitation cup to the winner. Mrs Douglas says stockcar racing has a huge following in our region. ‘‘We are extremely proud to now be able to be part of this exciting sport.’’

‘LEGENDS DAY’ SPECIAL 1/2

PETER BARRY TEAMS TE DERBY 6pm Saturday,, April 19, 2014

Adults $25 (16 years and over) Child $10 ( 8-- 15 years) Family $60 (2 Adults, 4 Children) Children seven years s and under FREE

call Mike now - 06 363 7051 027 9225 288 8

$10

OFF YOUR FIRST CUT

6SH1, Foxton Ph 06 3638107

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ROBERTSON HOLDEN

SUPPLIERS OF

inaugural Horowhenua Chronicle Stockcar celebrity invitation race. In total there will be 23 races, including super stocks, stockcars, minisprints, classic stockcars, adult and youth ministocks. Rides start at 10am, racing starts at noon on Sunday.

head foils with h SSue u & Natalie

70

$

conditions apply

*

Call in or Phone! 242 Oxford St - Levin 368 3233

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Levin Golf Club: Monday March 31: Mixed 9 Hole Golf Results, James MacKenzie 21 ,Ann Barnao, Ngaire Hunter, Bill Bradley 20, Alison Greer 19. Tuesday April 4: Early Men Convenors Trophy stableford results, Peter Coleman 45, Peter Whitmore 42, Fred James, John Quayle, Ken Sterne, Keith Hickman, Robert Harrison, Gordon Weston 39. Convenors Trophy twos: Robert Forth, Ray Grout, Roger Perring, John Quayle 2, Peter Price 2, 14, Richard Young 14. Wednesday April 2: Ladies Moutere 1 Net Medal Results, Diane Dunlop 65, Leanne Ward, Audrey Harrison 68, Judith Walton 69. Thursday April 3: Mixed 9 Hole Foursomes Nett, 1st Jim Logan, Joe Barnao 31.5, 2nd Julia Daly, Jim MacKenzie 33, 3rd Jack Young, Valerie Dobson 36. Early Starters- Par results, David Geange, Rangi Tipuna, Robert Harrison 5, Gordon Weston, Peter Edwards 3, Peter Price 1. Early Starters Par twos results, Peter Coleman 2, Martin Wallace 2, Tony Gibson 14. Late Starters Par results, Bruce Kerse, Klaas DeGraaff, Paul Allan 4, Phillip Young 3, Sui Tofa, Ray Grout 1. Late Starters par twos results: Paul Allan, Phil Fryer, Ray Harvey 2. Saturday April 5: Early Men Stableford results, Chris Laing 42, Peter Coleman 40, Gordon Weston, Peter Clarke 38. Early Men twos results, Fred James 2, Gordon Weston 14. Ladies Sterne Mackay Levin Players results, Gay Kusabs 40, Ann Hogg 38, Margaret Hooper 37. Ladies Sterne Mackay Levin twos results: Helen Forth 2, Audrey Harrison, Marcia Hickman 14. Late Starters stableford results: Steve Hartley, Chris Laing, Paul provost 42,

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Bruce Smith 40, Cameron Giddens, Reg Sinkinson 39. Late Starters twos: Rae Coley 2. 4BB draw for Saturday: 11.03am, A Upston And S Dando play G Ellis and R Batchelor, 11.10am K DeGraaff and K Sterne play A Kearns and A Finn Congratulations to the C Grade Pennant Team coming runner up for 2014, only 2 points behind the winners, Linton Camp. A great effort to you all especially the selectors. Coming events. Irish stableford. on Sunday April 20 . You play your own ball and get stableford points and the Irish bit is the players committee on the day do the rest. Fundraising golf tournament Gross stableford and twos. Please if you have anything to help with the prizes for this one contact Roger Perring. These two events are open to everybody. Visitors extremely welcome. Phone the shop or put your names on the sheets provided in the clubhouse. Open forum have your say Thursday May 1, at the clubhouse 5.30pm. Foxton Golf Club: Tuesday 1 April: Ivan Poole 44, Paul Stephens 42, Bob Hay 41, Barry Allport 41, Neil Gordon 40, Murray Neilson 39. Saturday April 5: Overall Winner: Neil Gordon 42. Group 1. Mike Brown 41, Lance Knowles 40, Doug Tatana 39, Junior Tatana 39. Group 2. Chris Lee 36, Mike Wilks 35, Rob Conlan 34, Maurice Filer 34.

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SERVICE DIRECTORY

Central Automotive Services C e n t r al Au t o m ot i v e Services is in the business of servicing trucks and c o m me r c i a l t r a n s po r t vehicles and are located on State Highway 1 at the southern end of Levin. Ken and Ian purchased the business in January 1986 from M o d e rn Freighters, whom they both worked for keeping the fleet of trucks and trailers on the road. They have now been there for over 26 years. Every year Ken and Ian take on a diesel and heavy engineering apprentice to join their dedicated team of 10 staff.

Ken, who has 43 years experience and Ian, who has 33 years experience, have the perfect background to be teaching the trade. Even the largest trucks can be accommodated and we continue to look after trucks from all over the country. They recognise that downtime costs the transport industry money so getting repairs and maintenance done quickly to get the vehicles back on the road again is much appreciated by the industry. To help make this possible, the company also

offers a Saturday morning service. Central Automotive Services is well recognised as the place to go for expert advice and service in all diesel repairs. They cover large or small, heavy transport engineering, serv i c i n g, pr e - p u rc h a s e appraisals, pre-COF and COF checks. They also have a VTNZ brake testing machine to save you time when going for a COF. So whatever the size of your truck, trailer, tractor, 4WD, motor home etc come and see the team at C e n t r al Au t o m ot i v e Services.

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LOCAL REST HOMES/RETIREMENT LIFESTYLE VILLAGES! Millvale House L E V I N We provide hospital level care We care for people in a small cosy home with just 13 residents

Experience each moment richly Each person has a private bedroom and can enjoy the beautiful garden, cosy lounge and homely environment. Family become an important part of our community. We welcome your enquiry.

42 Mako Mako Road, Levin | www.dementiacarenz.co.nz Please contact the manager: phone (06) 367 2027 | Email: omlevin@millvale.co.nz

Millvale — simply wonderful Wonderful staff teamwork means that wonderful loving care is provided with our residents at Millvale House Levin. All of us, residents and staff together, have lots of fun. It feels like a group of friends are spending the day together. We go for walks in the garden, sit in the garden, sing, listen to music, dance, cook, look at books, share hand cream, have a cup of tea together, challenge our brains with quizzes, have foot spas and just generally have a great time in a really homely place. We have such a supportive team of staff. Our cooks not only provide us with delicious meals and lovely baking for our special celebrations but also share ideas they have for recipes that our diversional therapists and residents can use for their own baking sessions. They are patient with us as we invade their kitchen looking for supplies and are always keen to give guidance and advice and a helping hand when necessary. The residents are sometimes full of advice about baking and of course we all enjoy the eating part. Sometimes we dress up in colourful themed clothing for special days, such as wearing red for Valentine’s Day, donning Santa outfits at Christmas time or even a leprechaun outfit on St Patrick’s Day. It is wonderful to see our residents burst into laughter. We have celebrated the diverse cultures of residents and staff by dressing up in traditional clothing from a particular culture, bringing in traditional food for tasting, music for listening to and dancing traditional dances.

Some residents and staff have very talented family members and friends who donate their time and talent to sing and entertain us all while other people happily bring in their pet dogs or their babies to visit and spend time with us. Our staff team are talented people with many personal skills they often share. Some are wonderful sewers and lend a hand when necessary, others are good at arts and crafts or gardening and are willing to share their tips and ideas with the residents and the gardening team whenever needed. Other times it’s just the simple willingness to join in a sing-song or share a joke and a laugh with residents or visiting family members and friends. There is acceptance, loving care, and laughter. We create and share many rich moments together. This caring and sharing of talents helps support us all. It ensures our residents have some very special times and demonstrates the wonderful team work that goes on here at Millvale House, Levin.

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FUN LUNCH: Val Bennet’s family enjoying the barbecue lunch.

Plenty of entertainment We began March with the mouthwatering smell of pickles wafting through the building while the residents made and sampled sweet mustard chow-chow. The line dancing demonstration by the RSA ladies’ group was as popular as ever. We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by decorating green shamrocks, an afternoon of Irish music and a green mufti day for staff. Three ladies, in beautiful golden costumes, had the residents of Riverside Lodge enthralled with their belly dancing.

Considerable interest was shown in the Easter egg decorating and staff and residents alike are hoping they might win the finished products in the raffle. The sun shone brightly for our end of summer barbecue where friends and family joined residents for a delicious dinner and drinks. Smiles and laughter greeted the horse drawn tram for our tour of Foxton. The wonderful sound of the horses hooves clip clopping reminded many of days gone and was an experience enjoyed by all who went.

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ENTERTAINMENT: Belly dancers at Riverside.

• Rest Home, Hospital, Dementia, Palliative, Respite and Day Care • 24-hour care delivered by experienced and qualified nurses and carers • Fresh, nutritious home cooked meals • Sensory garden for all to enjoy • Accreditation and compliance with the MOH Aged Care Standards

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LOCAL REST HOMES/RETIREMENT LIFESTYLE VILLAGES!

Enliven embraces Eden Alternative philosophy The new manager of Enliven Central’s Levin rest homes and retirement village is proud to be embracing the Eden Alternative philosophy. Levin Home and Reevedon Home and Village, run by Enliven, are some of the only rest homes in the country to be actively practicing the Eden Philosophy. Manager Joanna Thomson explains the philosophy follows ten principles, all of which help work against the plagues of loneliness, helplessness and boredom. It’s about thinking about the way we support people in residential care. At our rest homes we support people to continue to do the things they’ve always done. It’s important they feel as though they still have a purpose. When someone moves into a rest home they haven’t changed, it’s just their address that’s changed so we want to make sure our place is as much like their home as possible. The elder-directed Eden principles touch on ideas such as variety and spontaneity, companionship, contact with children and animals, continuing hobbies and meaningful activity. Enliven Central introduced the Eden Philosophy in 2008. While

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RUTH enjoying a bit of indoor gardening, repotting the plants that brighten up the place. Government funding covers the basics, such as food, warmth and health care, Enliven wanted to provide more than that for their residents. Enliven Central, part of Presbyterian Support Central, offers a full range of services for older people

in Levin. This includes home help and personal care, rest homes, hospital-level care and dementia care, as well as retirement villages. ■ To find out more about Enliven services call the team on 0800 ENLIVEN (that’s 0800 36 54 83).

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LOCAL REST HOMES/RETIREMENT LIFESTYLE VILLAGES!

Homemade treats PICTURED from left to right in the photo are Lloyd Roach, Bob Davies, Jean Morrey and standing is volunteer Brian Anstis. There is nothing nicer than being in a warm environment enjoying a cup of homemade pumpkin soup. While these pumpkins will make it to the pot eventually, they will first enter a competition with other facilities in the area to see who produced the biggest. Hopefully the green thumbs of our garden group will be victorious. Easter is just around the corner so it is time for us to organise our big breakfast. Instead of being served breakfast in their rooms, all resident have the opportunity to join us in the dining room for a fully cooked breakfast. This is enjoyed by all that attend. Staff are often seen wearing rabbit ears around this time which makes

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some visitors heads turn. Sandra took some of the village residents down to see the 3 Tenors and a Soprano at Southwards. The concert was enjoyed by all. For some it was their first trip in our new mobility van. It is definitely a smooth ride and has proved to be a valuable asset to Madison.

Ph:06 367-2305

Hair care among services

Come and see why Summerset is the best. Summerset has been recognised as Australasia’s best retirement village operator four years in a row.

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SIDNEY Anderson with regular client Pam Smith Sidney Anderson began her hairdressing career at age 15 and, nearly 65 years later, shows no signs of slowing down. Working out of the hair salon at Summerset by the Ranges in Levin, Sidney spends up to 25 hours a week colouring, cutting and curling. It’s my passion, she says. I love it. Some of her clients she’s had since she first arrived in Levin 52 years ago, others are residents at the retirement village. Hairdressing runs in Sidney’s blood; her mother Joyce was a hairdresser and it was under her tutelage that Sidney learnt to cut hair.

I helped my mother from age 11. I used to cut all the kids’ hair up and down our street. Her son Blair owns local salon Envy. Hairdressing is a physical job, so Sidney stays fit by exercising every day. I look after myself. Over the years, Sidney owned many hairdressing salons, but when she sold her last one seven years ago, clients asked her to keep them on her books. So she now contracts out the salon at Summerset. It’s not so much about hair, it’s about relationships.


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By FRANKIE WEBB While some schools struggle to ensure students want to attend assembly, Levin School has a pretty good recipe for making it a highlight on the children’s calendar. ‘‘Simple, it’s all about the children,’’ Deputy principal Jeanette Wilson said. ‘‘We encourage family and friends to come to our assembly and we focus on all the positive things our students have done.’’ There are awards for a variety of things, even the smallest things are acknowledged. Proceedings are watched carefully by ‘‘Happy Feet’’, a large cuddly toy penguin who honours the ‘coolest class in the school’ by becoming a member for two weeks. ‘‘Even the older students feel honoured to have Happy Feet awarded for a fortnight,’’ Mrs Wilson said. Levin School, which celebrates 125 years next year, has a role of just over 130. Principal Colin Offord is recognised as an innovative principal, being first to introduce a variety of learning strategies to the school. Levin School assembly is held every second Friday at 1.45pm in the school hall.

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ASSEMBLY time at Levin School is eagerly awaited by pupils who invited the school community to take part in sharing all the positive things going on in the School. PICTURES: FRANKIE WEBB

TEACHER Mr Harry (Harrison) presents a classroom award to Michelle Magee from his Hinau class.

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AWARDS for a huge variety of achievements, Levin School pupils have much to be proud of.

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MS Theuma announces the class Mr Happy Feet has selected as the coolest class, which he will join for two weeks.

How to Keep Safe with No Regrets… Before and After the School ball Checklist for planning a successful party this Ball season ❒ Be a responsible host: ❒ Provide plenty of food and non-alcoholic drinks ❒ Supervise responsible serving of alcohol for over 18’s

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❒ Have parent helpers who can: ❒ Be aware of signs and symptoms of drug use and alcohol intoxication of guests ❒ Monitor noise levels ❒ Have emergency numbers handy ❒ Call police before a situation gets out of hand ❒ Call taxis or arrange safe transport home ❒ Have one main entry and exit point so you can: ❒ Supervise arrival and departure of guests ❒ Watch out for uninvited guests / gatecrashers ❒ Do not advertise the party via public social media Remember the new laws around supplying alcohol: Anyone supplying alcohol to (young) people must have their parents actual consent. Anyone supplying alcohol must do so in a responsible manner The fine is up to $2,000 This is an initiative of the Horowhenua Social Sector Trial supported by Life to the Max Horowhenua Trust, NZ Police, ACC, MidCentral Health and Te Takere


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Porsche delivers sporty GTS boost The performance of Porsche’s mid-engine sports cars is being boosted with the introduction of Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS models with more power and adaptive chassis technology. Scheduled to reach the New Zealand market in September, the GTS versions become the most powerful and fastest mid-engine sports models from Porsche and are identified by modified rear end styling including a new rear apron, blackened bi-xenon headlights — with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) as standard — along with 20-inch Carrera S wheels and exterior lettering in silky black gloss. The six-cylinder boxer engines fitted in the new top GTS models are based on the 3.4-litre engines from the Boxster S and Cayman S respectively which have been fine-

PORSCHE’S Boxster GTS (above) and Cayman GTS are scheduled to reach the New Zealand market in September. tuned to deliver an additional 11kW. This means the Boxster GTS now has an output of 243kW and the Cayman GTS delivers 250kW. Peak torque has also increased by 10Nm in each model to 370Nm

for the Boxster GTS and 380Nm for Cayman GTS while the Sport Chrono package is a standard feature in both mid-engine sports cars. With the optional Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK)

and the active Sport Plus button, the Boxster GTS sprints from 0-100km/h in 4.7s and the Cayman GTS is even a tenth of a second faster. Top speed is also boosted and with the standard manual sixspeed transmission the Boxster is the first of the new premium roadsters to top the 280km/h mark with a top speed of 281km/h. At 285km/h the Cayman GTS is even faster. The new top models are the first mid-engine two-seaters from Porsche to be certified according to the Euro 6 emissions standard and achieve an overall fuel consumption with PDK of 8.2L/100 km (9.0L/100 km with manual transmission). The Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS combine PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) electronic damping control and the Sport Chrono package as

standard to enable the driver to switch between progressive sportiness and and long-distance comfort at the press of a button. The Carrera S 20-inch wheels are shod with tyres measuring 235/35 at the front and 265/35 at the rear. Both two-seaters have sports seats and leather interiors and like other GTS models from Porsche they are refined with Alcantara elements. The GTS badging stands for Gran Turismo Sport and is a Porsche performance designation dating back to the legendary 904 Carrera GTS introduced in 1963. In the 1980s and 1990s the 924 GTS and 928 GTS cultivated this principle and the GTS line was reborn in 2007 in the form of the Cayenne GTS, and was later also implemented in the 911 series and the Panamera GTS.

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Horowhenua Learning Centre requires a highly motivated, experienced computer tutor to teach students aged 16-19 years. Applicants must have: • Computing qualification at Level 3 or above • National Certificate in Adult Education or equivalent teaching qualification • An understanding of NZQA framework and unit standard delivery • Effective communication skills to youth • Proven ability to plan and coordinate the programme • Strong motivational and team building skills • A commitment to quality training, biculturalism, and EEO principles Applications with CV and covering letter to the CEO by Tuesday 22 April 2014, 12.00pm

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Sound like you? Please forward your application and curriculum vitae by Friday 11th April to: Rohan Teaz Branch Manager Property Brokers Limited MREINZ licensed under the REAA 2008 PO Box 1 Levin levin@propertybrokers.co.nz

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Levin Home for War Veterans Enliven Services provides aged residential services and home based support to older people in the lower half of the North Island. We believe older people should remain connected to their community and live stimulating and fulfilling lives whatever their circumstances. If you value and respect older people and believe you can support older people to maintain their lifestyle we would love to talk to you. The role covers 32 hours on a rolling and rotating roster across all shifts, and provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills to support positive ageing. Qualifications in the support of older people are preferred, but training is offered. Enliven is a not-for-profit service specialising in the support of older people. For more information phone (06) 366 0052 or visit our website: www.psc.org.nz/jobs. Only those with the legal right to work in New Zealand may apply. e: Applications close: 014. Monday, 5 May 2014.

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DISHWASHER/ DELIVERY DRIVER Part time Dishwashing position

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RECEPTIONIST -CASUAL We are seeking an outstanding casual medical receptionist to join our team at the Otaki Medical Centre. You will deliver a first class reception service including call handling, appointment scheduling, invoicing and receipting, patient enrolments and various administration tasks as required. This is a fast paced, busy role, so you must be able to multi-task whilst maintaining professionalism and confidentiality. You will need to be a competent computer user preferably with MedTech and mature with an empathetic nature. The nature of this position will require you to be available at short notice as well as cover for planned leave. If you have the relevant experience and attributes then please send your CV to:

Christine Clements Practice Manager Otaki Medical Centre 2 Aotaki Street Otaki or email to: otakimedical@xtra.co.nz Applications close Wednesday April 30th 2014

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Part time - afterhours and relief Horowhenua Afterhours Service Are you up for a challenge? Do you have the knowledge, skills and motivation to step up and make a difference to our new centralised Afterhours Service? You will be part of the Horowhenua After- hours Team who strive to deliver a proactive, timely quality service to meet the needs of the Horowhenua Communi ty. But wait there’s more! We also want you to take a key role in ensuring our afterhours service is “fit for purpose” and work with us to continue to develop this service. Person qualities: • A leader and visionary. • Innovative and practical. • Ability to work with autonomy. • Excellent interpersonal skills. • Solution focussed. • Passionate about delivering high quality experiences for clients. If you are interested in assisting us to develop this service, then we want to hear from you. For more information, application documents, and to apply visit www.centalpho.org.nz and click on the “Working for Us” link. You will need to submit both an application document and a self-evaluation along with your CV. We will be short listing as we receive applications so apply as soon as possible.

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Pre School to Adults Enquiries to Catherine on (06) 367 2288 or 0275 897 534 8762907AA

Email: dancingfeet@paradise.net.nz ♦ www.catherine-inger.com All classes taken by Fully Qualified Teachers - over 20 years experience

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Horowhenua Lake Domain Board An Extraordinary Meeting of the Horowhenua Lake Domain Board was held at 8.00 pm on 3 April 2014 at Horowhenua District Council. The meeting was called with urgency to discuss issues arising at Lake Horowhenua that needed immediate attention. The meeting minutes are available on Council’s website www.horowhenua.govt.nz

RIVER AND DRAINAGE ENGINEERING SCHEMES ANNUAL RATEPAYER MEETINGS - 2014 Public meetings have been arranged for ratepayers funding Horizons Regional Council’s various Flood Protection, River Control and Drainage Schemes. The purpose of the meetings is to report to ratepayers on the work carried out on the Schemes over the past year, and to discuss work proposed to be carried out during the forthcoming financial year. Scheme budgets and proposed rates for the 2014-15 year will also be presented and Councillors and staff will be available to respond to ratepayer queries on general Scheme issues. The following meetings have been scheduled: Moutoa Drainage Scheme Tuesday 15 April 2014, Foxton Lions Club at 1.30pm Koputaroa Scheme Tuesday 15 April 2014, Koputaroa Hall at 4.00pm

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Public Notices LEVIN (ph 06 366 0666) Rent P/W 2 Bedroom 9c Douglas St .............................................................. $160 1 Waimarie Park .......................................................... $160 15 Linley Place ............................................................ $190 24a Tasman St ............................................................ $190 17 Fergusson St .......................................................... $195 142 Winchester St ....................................................... $215 56 Winchester St ......................................................... $220 17 Carlisle Street ......................................................... $240 8 Rosedale Place......................................................... $240 3 Bedroom 38 Strathmore Ave....................................................... $195 36 Strathmore Ave....................................................... $200 4a Middlesex St........................................................... $215 15 Queenwood Rd ...................................................... $220 17a Vogel St ................................................................ $220 33 Solway St ............................................................... $220 5 Maire St .................................................................... $230 11a Matipo St .............................................................. $240 7 Ross Street............................................................... $240 122 Tiro Tiro Road....................................................... $240 35 Kawiu Road ............................................................ $255 30 Kennedy Drive ........................................................ $260 41 Liverpool St ............................................................ $295 25 Highbury Drive........................................................ $320 4 Bedroom 27 Parsons Avenue ..................................................... $250 10 Norrie Street ........................................................... $280 5 Bedroom 74 McLeavey Road...................................................... $280 574 Queen Street ........................................................ $350 106 Potts Road............................................................ $420 FOXTON (ph 06 3630022) Rent P/W 2 Bedroom 48 Pratt Ave, Foxton.................................................... $165 2 Darwick St, Foxton Beach........................................ $155 6 Punga St, Tangimoana Beach.................................. $170 71c Avenue Rd, Foxton............................................... $175 3 Bedroom 74 Seabury Ave, Foxton Beach................................... $180 21 Punga St, Tangimoana........................................... $190 14 Hulke St, Foxton..................................................... $200 8 Trafalgar St, Foxton Beach ...................................... $200 14 Hall St, Foxton........................................................ $210 21 Union St, Foxton .................................................... $210 4 Bedroom 19 Linklater Ave, Foxton Beach .................................. $220 SHANNON 46 Vance Street........................................................... $200 WAITARERE BEACH 125 Park Avenue ......................................................... $210 107 Rua Avenue .......................................................... $300

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CONGRATULATIONS! “Levin Performing Arts” Competition Winners Ange Harris Christine Husband Sharnita O’Connell Lorraine Waugh Mrs Wnek

Show from 1pm LEVIN COSMOPOLITAN CLUB

What’s On Join now and become a Club Member Open Cue Sports Business House League starts Thursday 8th May 2014. Fun/Final Registration Night on Thursday 1st May 7pm Wednesday 9th April

EASTER AND ANZAC DAY

ADVERTISING DEADLINES

Thursday lOth April

Friday 18th April: Good Friday - no publication

Wednesday 23rd April: Run of paper bookings close at 3pm on Wednesday 16th April. Classified booking deadlines remain the same as usual (10am day prior to publication date).

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).

Country Music Variety

Senior Club Day 11am Linedancing - Hudson Room from 6.30pm Darts Adjunct 7pm Cards Adjunct ‘500’ 7pm Ladies Probus - Hudson Room Housie - Hudson Room 7.30pm (Increased Prizes) Open Cue Sports Adjunct 7pm

Friday 11th April

Quiz Night Joker Draw 2 x $2000 to be won Raffles

Saturday 12th April

Karaoke with Hendrix

Monday 14th April

Arthritis Support Group Hudson Room Linedancing - Hudson Room 6pm

Tuesday 15th April

Linedancing - Hudson Room 3pm Indoor Bowls - Hudson Room 7.15pm Members Draw Raffles

ANNUAL EASTER 8 BALL CLASSIC 18TH - 20TH APRIL Registrations still open –

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

($3 cover charge) Poppies Restaurant Lunch: Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 11.30am Friday, Saturday and Sunday Dinner from 5.30pm We extend a very warm welcome to our members, your guests and visitors from affiliated clubs.

GRAND OPENING 7th April

Main Street Foxton (next to Foxton Trading Post)

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A new opportunity o tto have your haircut with Monika without an a appointment your local within w in community c Foxton.

BEST BES CUTS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES

*DISCOUNT FOR SENIORS & STUDENTS Monika has owned & operated a hairdressing business in Wellington for many years before returning to Levin where she has lived & worked locally. She is very excited with her new venture in Foxton


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Horowhenua Chronicle

Public Notices

Foxton Beach Freeholding Account Public Meeting Sunday 13 April, 2.00pm - 3.30pm Manawatu Marine Boating Club, Hartley Street, Foxton Beach. Come and find out about the Freeholding Account’s history, what projects it has contributed to, and what is proposed in the Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015. Ask questions of Foxton Community Board members and the Foxton Area Community Medical Trust, along with the Council’s Chief Executive David Clapperton.

HOSTED BY YOUR LOCAL MP - HON NATHAN GUY WITH GUEST SPEAKER: HON PESETA SAM LOTU-IIGA , MINISTER OF PACIFIC ISLAND AFFAIRS

WHEN: 2.30pm – 4pm, Saturday April 12

WHERE: Samoan Methodist Church, 1-3 Weraroa Road, Levin REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED Funded by the Parliamentary Service and authorised by Nathan Guy MP, 240 Oxford Street, Levin

PUBLIC NOTICE UNDER THE RESERVES ACT 1977 DRAFT GENERAL POLICY DOCUMENT AND DRAFT RESERVE MANAGEMENT PLANS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC SUBMISSION (Detailed information on the Reserve Management Plan Review is available on the Council website www.horowhenua.govt.nz)

RESOURCE CONSENT APPLICATION By WOODHAVEN GARDENS LIMITED

Members of the public are invited, under Section 41 of the Reserves Act 1977, to lodge written objections or suggestions on the Draft General Policy Document and Draft Reserve Management

MANAWATU-WANGANUI REGIONAL COUNCIL HAVE RECEIVED AN APPLICATION FROM WOODHAVEN GARDENS TO ABSTRACT 800 CUBIC METRES OF GROUNDWATER PER DAY FOR THE PURPOSE OF MARKET GARDEN IRRIGATION AT CD FARM ROAD, LEVIN

• Playford Park

APPLICATION DETAILS Resource consent sought from Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council:

• The Levin Railway Reserves and Kawiu Corner Reserve

106663 This new application is for a water permit to abstract up to 800 cubic metres (800 m3/day) of groundwater per day at a maximum rate of up to 30 litres per second (30 L/s) from Well 362389 on the Applicant’s property on CD Farm Road, Levin for the purpose of market garden irrigation. A term of 35 years is sought for this application. COPIES OF THE APPLICATION The application for the above activities includes an assessment of environmental effects. A copy of the full application may be viewed during the hours 8.15am 4.45pm at the Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council situated at 11-15 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North or on our website www.horizons.govt.nz. SUBMISSION PROCESS Submissions on the application must be received by the Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council on or before 4.45pm Monday 12 May 2014. Submissions may be made in writing by any person or can be sent via email to consent.submissions@horizons.govt.nz and followed with a signed hardcopy. The submission must include: 1. Details of the application in respect of which you are making the submission. 2. Your name, postal address, telephone number and fax number (if applicable). 3. Whether you support or oppose the application. 4. Whether you wish to be heard in respect of the submission. 5. The reasons for making the submission and the decision you wish the consent authority to make; 6. Be dated and signed by the person making the submission; and 7. A copy of every submission must be served on the applicant at the address below and to the Regional Council. Address for Service: Woodhaven Gardens Limited, C/- Jacobs SKM, P O Box 10-283, Wellington 6132. M McCartney - CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Plan for the following Levin reserves:

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DAVIDSON, SHARP, SHARP, Diane Lesley. Leone Frances Leone Frances. 49 years old, of (nee Jury). The greatest Nana Raumati South Of Levin. Died April 6, anyone could ever formerly of Levin. 2014, at home have had. Love Mark; peacefully surrounded Kirsten; Kaylee; For many years we’ve by family. Loved Emma and Degan shared our lives One roof we once lived daughter of the late Uhlenberg. Albert and Marion Love always. under Some times we laughed Jury. Loved sister of Bruce and Margaret SHARP, Sometimes we cried Through winter storms Jury; Warren and Leone. Maureen Jury; A wonderful Aunty to and thunder. Graham and Pam Lauren and Joshua The younger years Jury; and Rob Jury. Jury, and much loved have faded fast Loved mother and sister to Robin Jury. We have gone our mother-in-law to We separate ways will always Maria Baker and remember you and But through all time Trevor Jenkins; Lisa miss you always. our friendship lasts and Adam Carroll. Our bond remains. Loved grandmother of As summer brings the Kirsten and Mark SHARP, happy times Uhlenberg; Ronnie Leone. The autumn winds will and Ramona Baker; Our thoughts are whisper Kenny and Casey always with you Nana. A closer friend we’d Baker; Bradley Love Kenny; Casey; never find Johnston; Edward; Seth; Cameron and The one we call our Jesseca and William Chloe. Sister. Carroll. Loved great- Love Always. Love you always big Sis, grandmother to With brave wings you Kaylee; Emma; Degan; fly... In Memoriam Jashawn; TJ; Seth; Cameron and Chloe. BURRELL, A memorial service will Anthony Alexander (Tony). KINGI, be held at The Funeral Adrian Tupunakore. 7~4~2013 Home, 545 Queen St One year ago Tony 22~03~1950 – 06~04~2014 Levin, on passed away, always Aged 64 years. On Sunday East, April 6, 2014, at home Monday April 14, 2014, loved and not surrounded by whanau at 2:00pm. In lieu of and friends. Loved and flowers, donations to forgotten. loving husband of Ellen Arohanui Hospice Your loving sister, and father of Jo and Glenn Kay. Bolger (Brisbane), would be appreciated Sharlene and Craig and may be left at the Mercer (Fiji), Aroha and service.

Sonny Huriwai (Levin), Melanie (Levin), Anaru and Liz (Brisbane). Koro of Phoenix, Natalia, Amber, Jordan, Savanah and Maraia. Esteemed friend of Peter Pan. Tangihana at Matau Marae, Clay Road, Levin with funeral service Thursday April 10, 2014, at 11:00am. Adrian fought a tremendous battle against Leukaemia. Grateful thanks to Wellington Hospital Haematology and Transplant Unit, Ward 5 North and Margaret Stewart House. In lieu of flowers donations to Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ would be appreciated. Moe mai e te Rangatira i roto i nga ringa o te Atua. Arohanui na to whanau whanui katoa.

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• Jubilee Park • Prouse Bush and Waiopehu Bush Reserves The Draft General Policy Document and Draft Reserve Management Plans are available for inspection at the Horowhenua District Council Office 126-148 Oxford Street, Levin and can be viewed or downloaded from the Council website www.horowhenua.govt.nz. Submission forms will also be available at the Levin Council Office and online. The closing date for written submissions is: 4.00pm Monday 9 June 2014 Written submissions can be: Delivered to: Horowhenua District Council Offices, 126 Oxford Street, Levin Posted to: Horowhenua District Council, Private Bag 4002, Levin 5540 Emailed to: reservemanagementplans@horowhenua.gvt.nz Any enquiries regarding the Reserve Management Plan Review should be directed to Asset Planning Manager, David Down, on (06) 366 0999 or emailed to reservemanagementplans@horowhenua.govt.nz David Clapperton Chief Executive Officer

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Be on guard for first frosts Digging in WALLY RICHARDS

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he first frosts are likely to strike at any time in frostprone areas. Some of you may have already had a frost or two so far. There are a few things you can do to offset damage to frost sensitive plants and assist cropping plants to keep on going a bit longer for better returns. First of all you can spray sensitive plants with Vaporgard which is very simple to use; mix 15mls per litre of warm water and then spray over plants for a good coverage. Vaporgard is a natural product that provides a long lasting (2-3 months, longer in winter) film over the foliage which protects down to 3C. New growth requires further applications but as there is very little growth through winter, this is not needed till the spring. Note: for the full protection that Vaporgard can give against frost and chilly wind damage comes into effect in about three days from application. Putting on frost cloth and taking it off is a chore and more often or not, one either forgets or you get caught

out. Vaporgard overcomes these problems and becomes an all winter, first line of defence against the chills. In areas where there are harder frosts than three you will still need the extra protection such as the traditional frost cloth (Good quality frost cloth protects down to 5C), combine the two together and you will have increased protection. Note, several frosts in a row will result in damage still unless you use frost cloth as well as Vaporgard. You can further harden up plants by sprinkling potash over the area where the roots of plants are. This can be combined with magnesium to keep foliage green through the winter. The two are found together in the product, Fruit and Flower Power. Weeds taken care of now, before they reseed, will reduce problems in the coming spring. Though I am not a fan of chemical weed killers sometimes they are the quick and easy way to control the more difficult weeds. A few gardeners recently have complained about suckers coming up in their gardens after a tree has been removed. Some trees create lots of suckers from the still alive roots which will send up

saplings to keep themselves alive. The first answer to the problem is prevention by ring barking a tree first, that you intend to fell. This allows both the top and the roots to die and once that has happened then you can cut down the tree. It does not always work and if suckers start to appear from the old root system then my suggestion is to mix Roundup and Woodyweed killer together with Raingard added and paint this onto every sucker that appears. It may take sometime but in the end you should win. Oxalis is a bulb that throws up a set of leaves, gains energy from the sun and produces hundreds of bulblets or baby bulbs. If you take a heaped tablespoon of baking soda and add it to a litre of warm water, stir to dissolve, then add one mil of Raingard, you have made a potent foliage dehydrator of oxalis. This spray does not harm other types of plants and can help with powdery mildew and black spot prevention. You need to spray this formula over the oxalis foliage on a sunny day when the ground is on the dry side causing the leaves of the oxalis to shrivel and die. It will not kill the bulb which will then produce another set of leaves. As soon as these appear you either apply the same solution or cut them off at

ground level. If done quickly enough at the emergence of the new leaves the bulb has not gained energy but has been weakened. Again it will try to produce leaves which should be removed. At some point of time the bulb does not have any more energy left to produce foliage and it rots in the soil. Goodbye oxalis. There is a further aspect to the oxalis problem and that is all the baby bulbs attached to the now dead parent, if you disturb the soil you will bring these babies nearer to the surface where they will also produce leaves to start a bigger problem. What you need to do is cover the soil with a layer of compost and plant any new seedlings into this layer. This action further buries your oxalis problem. Do not disturb the soil and when your flowers or vegetables are finished or harvested, just cut them off at ground level and cover the area with more compost. Simple and effective. Wandering jew. Go to a grocery wholesaler such as Toops or Bin Inn and buy a 25kg bag of table salt, which will cost you between $10 to $15. Broadcast the salt over the area where the wandering jew is growing, its cheap, so throw it on. You will find that the weed dies off leaving bare ground. Some new emergence will then occur and you spot treat these with a handful of salt. Later rake the area to

TIME to get ready for the big chills. remove the stubble and then you can lime the area and apply Magic Botanic Liquid to bring the soil back for planting up in a preferred plants. If you have other plants growing in the area they will likely die also but well established trees and shrubs should not be unduly affected. Now $15 worth of salt goes a long way and is cheaper than a little bottle of chemical weedkiller for $30 which does not go far. If you have pavers/ cobbles and weeds growing in the cracks just sprinkle some of your salt. Another one is sulphate of ammonia which burns out weeds. I have used this on low weeds growing in a gravel drive. Sprinkled the sulphate of ammonia over them and they brown off and die. Ideally you should lightly water the weeds about an hour prior to applying the sulphate of ammonia so there is a little moisture to start the burning action. The advantage of sulphate of ammonia is a short residue

period, unlike table salt which is much longer. In your kitchen you already have a couple of neat, environmentally friendly weed killers, vinegar and cooking oil. These can be sprayed over the foliage of weeds on a sunny day when the ground is on the dry side to burn off the weeds. Add dish washing soap to the oil so it mixes with the water. Dependent on the type of weed you can dilute either of the two products with water to make them go further and be more economical. You need to experiment a bit to find out what dilution rate works best for each type of weed. Once again buying either a cheap cooking oil or vinegar in bulk, works out very economically on the purse and you are doing far less damage to the environment or your own personal health. ■ 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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Sprint ace Wood shows why he is No 1 By PETER FRANKLIN Rodney Wood, the current New Zealand sprintcar champion, proved why his car carries the number one, showing his style as he worked his way through a fast field to win the Manawatu Sprintcar title at Robertson Holden International Speedway on Saturday night. The 10 sprintcars took part in two reverse-grid heats to find their starting positions for a 20-lap final. There was no doubt that Wellington’s 21w Stephen Taylor was going to be fast, blitzing the field in the first heat ahead of 66m Skinny Colson, with plenty scrapping further back in the back for the minor positions. Auckland’s Daniel Eggleton 78a, found his way up the inside of Wood, with 82a Jamie Larsen making a charge up the inside of both Eggleton and Wood late in the race to sensationally snatch third place from grid 7. Wood fought back in the second heat from grid six with an outside move on Larsen and 9p Wade Savage to take the lead, but Eggleton matched him with outside moves on 5a Daniel Rogers, Larsen and Savage, before going around Wood to take a superb victory from grid 7. Larsen clipped the wall and retired with a flat right-rear tyre and Taylor made a late charge up the inside of two cars but was relegated for crossing the poleline in the process. Despite the indiscretion, Taylor had done enough to start the final as top qualifier on pole position, with Wood alongside. Eggleton’s heroics dragged him up to third overall. A consistent

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HOT ROD: Baypark’s Fowler Homes 1nz Rodney Wood working his way through the field to win the 2014 Parts World Manawatu Sprintcar Championships. Colson started from grid four. On the next row were Rodgers and the best-performing local, Savage. With a brilliant start, Wood assumed control of the race. The only incident came when spun into a wheelie on lap three, with Rogers the unlucky passer-by who clipped him, damaging Rogers’ wing. A couple of carlengths behind Wood was Taylor,

with a similar gap back to Eggleton. Wood took an excellent win from the impressive Taylor, with Eggleton probably a little unlucky to only come away with third place. Larsen showed his class by finishing fourth from grid 8, with 28p Tony Uhlenberg beating Savage in the battle for first local in fifth place.

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BOWLS RESULTS Waitarere Beach Bowling Club’s Bupa Men’s Fours Gala held the last weekend in March was an outstanding success. The greens played very well for the annual two-day gala, the biggest in the club’s season. The tournament, sponsored by Bupa Care Services, attracted teams from Lower Hutt, Johnsonville and Kapiti Bowling Centre Clubs. After the sixth and final game first place went to Central Levin with David Walker, Gary Burns, Ross MacLean, Ian McQueen. A second Central Levin team took runnerup with players Robbie Stewart, Dave Wishart, Dave Gray, Geza Nagy. Making the trip from Lower Hutt was worth while when the team of Sar Alesosio, Dave Paterson, Tim Kelle, Alan Watkins finished in third ahead of the Otaki Railway Hotel team.

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