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When the gates open for the Foxton Easter Fair on April 20, it just won’t be the same. Town stalwart Christina Little died on April 18, 2013. She made sure the 2013 Easter Fair was done and dusted before she went, ‘‘Chrissy’’ was never one to leave things undone. Running the fair is a huge job, more so with one person less to carry the load. The organising committee is now down to two — Val Hayes and Bill Bodle, who have absorbed Chrissy’s jobs as best they can. ‘‘There are 200 stalls booked,’’ Val said. ‘‘We’re expecting around 15,000 through the gates.’’ The first fair was held 23 years ago on the green where the windmill and murals now stand and consisted of around 50 stalls. Since it’s inception, the fair has returned over $200,000 to the community. Last year Mrs Hayes received a Civic Honour for 47 years as a volunteer with various organisation in Foxton, including 21 years on the Easter Fair committee.



TEAM OF TWO: Bill Bodle and Val Hayes are the Easter Fair committee following the death of their third member, Christina Little, last April. Below: The late Mrs Little at last year’s Easter Fair. Chrissy will be missed but the fair must go on.





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The late Christina ‘Chrissy’ and Ian Little came to live in Foxton in 1987. Their arrival signalled the start of the town’s tourism development which has carried through to this day. The Littles created the Foxton Transport Museum, got overhead lines installed to allow the trolley buses to operate in Main Street and were behind Foxton’s radio station. Chrissy also started the Doll Gallery, displaying more than 1000 dolls. She was on the committee for Foxton Easter Fair and continued the bus service Ian started between Foxton town and beach after his death in 2008. She married Ian when she was 18, taking on his five children, and the couple then had three more together. The Littles were so much a part of Foxton, their legacy lives on.



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Superannuation increases great for region with NATHAN GUY Otaki MP The recent announcement that Superannuation rates have again increased is great news for our region. These recent changes, which took effect on April 1, are positive news for our Superannuants. This increase is reflective of this Government’s commitment to ensuring that older New Zealanders continue to have access to the security and wellbeing in life that they deserve. Over the past six years these increases have been consistently maintained. Over this time, all rates of Superannuation have increased by 28 per cent. This is vital for the Otaki electorate as we have the highest number of people aged over 65 years on a proportional basis in New Zealand. In hard numbers, the increases have meant that since 2008, the

married rate of Super has gone up by nearly $250 a fortnight and the single living alone rate has gone up by over $160 a fortnight. Each increase has been much higher than the rate of inflation. We understand that as the cost of living increases, measures must be put in place to ensure that older New Zealanders can continue to lead comfortable lives. Part of this commitment is maintaining the married rate of Superannuation at 66 per cent of the average wage and keeping the age of eligibility at 65 years. Lastly, a reminder to everyone that it is that time of the year for rates rebates applications. The Government has increased the

FROM MY DIARY - Cabinet was on Monday. - The House is sitting this week. - On Saturday I plan to have my running shoes on at the Great Forest Run at Waitarere Beach. rates rebate thresholds for the 2013/2014 rating year. I encourage all of those who are eligible to take advantage of this opportunity. The maximum rebate available is $595. To find more information and determine if you qualify you can visit http:/ / Rating-Information/Rates-Rebates/. The closing date for applications is 30 June 2014. These latest announcements reflect the National Government’s focus on building a brighter future for all New Zealanders.

Fishing club ready for big Easter competition By FRANKIE WEBB Manawatu Marine Boating Club is expecting droves of fishing enthusiasts. The club-sponsored three-day tournament over Easter has become a tradition. This year’s tournament runs from April 18 to 20. ‘‘We have a prize pool of around $40,000,’’ Fishing club secretary Glenda Paul said. ‘‘We will be weighing in 14 species of fish offering a variety of awards not all weight related.’’ About 400 entries are accepted each year. ‘‘We have people coming from all over the country,’’ Mrs Paul said. ‘‘Many are return entrants, they comment on how well organised our event is.’’

Entries are limited, mainly for safety reasons. ‘‘The MMBC takes safety very seriously,’’ Mrs Paul said. ‘‘Anyone caught not wearing a life jacket will have their boat disqualified. We want everyone to have a great time and be safe.’’ The tournament is open to anyone 9 years old and over. ‘‘We do not have a separate children’s section this year, however there will be additional children’s prize draws for those up to 14 years old. ‘‘We also have special trophies for ladies and veterans. Something for everyone.’’ The entry fee is $55, forms are on the club website or from the club at Hartley Street, Foxton Beach during opening hours.


BUSY: Fishing enthusiasts are flocking to Foxton for the Manawatu Marine Boating Club tournament which carries $40,000 worth of prizes which will mean a busy Easter for Event secretary Glenda Paul. PHOTO: FRANKIE WEBB


Stirling work

Unlike Mrs Avonne Dobson, letters April 2, I applaud Bill Stirling for voicing his opinion on matters in the public arena. Expressing an opinion on such matters over the tea cups or beer mug is, largely, a waste of time. Governments and councils rule courtesy of public apathy so the more people who speak out publicly the better. Expressing one’s opinion publicly on public matters invites others to agree or argue against that opinion thereby we all become better informed. In my case I was a regular critic of HDC before last year’s local body election. I was very pushy on clean drinking water, safe and efficient dis-

posal of sewage and disposing of household rubbish at a reasonable cost. The people of Horowhenua disagreed and showed their preference for flash white elephant buildings and grandiose schemes by re-electing, mainly, the same council. That’s democracy. I will not be criticising council again until the next election. Having said that I can’t help but smile at the irony of the present council whacking on a massive rates rise justified, they claim, by the big spending of the previous council when most of them were on the previous council. The people who hold society back are not the Bill Stirling’s of the country but rather the ‘don’t knows’ on the opinion polls. Goodness knows how they get on when going to a restaurant

with all those choices on the menu. REG FOWLES Shannon

Flag options

Whilst the British monarch is our head of state, it is quite appropriate for us to have the union jack upon our flag. If, like Canada, we do decide to change our flag, I would like to see something like the All Blacks. A black background, with the ‘Steinlager’ logo, or the logo of the highest bidder. I think that would represent modern New Zealand very well. NIGEL CAIRNS Levin

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Don’t miss the lunar eclipse By FRANKIE WEBB On Tuesday evening an eerie glow may come over Horowhenua, not space invaders, merely a lunar eclipse occuring in the skies above. The event occurs when the Moon enters the shadow of the Earth, the Moon takes on a beautiful bronze colour. Horowhenua Astronomical Society want to share the experience and, for a gold coin donation, the public are invited to view the event through a number of telescopes set up at the Levin Adventure Park from 6.30pm onwards. ‘‘The full Moon will rise above the Tararua Ranges already partially eclipsed,’’ Society president Dr Stephen Chadwick said. ‘‘At 7.06pm the moon will become fully eclipsed and will remain so until 8.24pm.’’ There will be a variety of telescopes set up to ensure the best possible chances of viewing the rare event. ‘‘As an added bonus there shall also be telescopes trained on Jupiter and Mars,’’ he said. ■ For information visit


MOON SHINE: Clear skies are needed on Tuesday night for optimum viewing of a rare Lunar eclipse when the moon turns into this beautiful bronze colour. This photo was taken by the President of the Horowhenua Astronomical Society Dr Stephen Chadwick of a lunar eclipse from Himatangi in 2007. PHOTO: DR STEPHEN CHADWICK

Sorry statistics in oral health Tooth decay statistics for pre-schoolers living in Horowhenua do not make for good reading. Last year, just over 56 per cent of five-year-olds had on average three teeth missing or needing filling due to decay, according to MidCentral DHB statistics. Mahashweta Patel is aiming to improve this statistic and get all preschoolers brushing their teeth and learning good oral hygiene habits at an early age. The new Preschool/ Adolescent Oral Health Coordinator at MidCentral DHB will work with preschool groups, including Levin Early Years Hub, Te Runanga o Raukawa, public health nurses, Plunket and youth services, to develop plans and projects that will improve oral health care in children. ‘‘I want to see young children healthy and set up with good oral health habits for life.’’

Tararua Medical Practice is relocating to new premises on Monday. Dr Dara Bogdanovic and Ashleigh Fogden, TMP Administrator, will be working from Horowhenua Community Practice, 62 Liverpool Street in the Horowhenua Health Centre building. The new postal address is PO Box 50, Levin. ‘‘It is important to us that valued patients of Dr Bogdanovic are supported to maintain their relationship with her. This move will provide patients with improved access to onsite facilities such as x-rays and MedLab,’’ said Sandra Lester, general manager of Horowhenua Practices. The team at Horowhenua Community Practice is looking forward to welcoming Dr Bogdanovic’s patients and helping them to access the services of Dr Bogdanovic or Horowhenua Community Practice. ‘‘Patients can continue to use the Tararua Medical Practice phone number that will automatically divert to Horowhenua Community Practice from 14th April, or they can call the Horowhenua Community Practice number on 06 368-8065,’’ said Mrs Lester. Dr Bogdanovic is looking forward to continuing to care for her patients.

DENTAL TIPS Dental care is free for children until the age of 18, but there are some simple tips that parents can follow to help keep their children’s teeth sparkly white and strong: - Avoid high sugar drinks such as juice and fizzy drinks - Don’t place sweet foods such as honey on a dummy for a young child to suck on - Keep scheduled appointments with your child’s dental therapist - Use a soft bristle toothbrush for young gums and teeth, and use fluoride toothpaste - Children learn by copying their parents, so make sure to brush well, twice a day.


NEW Oral Health coordinator Mahashweta Patel will be spreading the message to children about the importance of brushing their teeth regularly.

Open Day Summerset by the Ranges

Tararua practice has new base

Sunday 13 April, 11am–3pm Come and see an exciting choice of villas and apartments. For more information call Robyn Minchin on 06 367 3085. You’ll find our retirement village at 102 Liverpool Street.

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Fire brigade called to McDonald’s

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HOLD THAT ORDER: Fire officers head into McDonald’s Levin to check the premises after a fire alarm activation. At about 7.45am on Wednesday breakfast at McDonald’s in Levin was put on hold and everyone evacuated the building as the fire alarm sounded. Firefighters from the Levin Fire Station searched the building for any sign of fire. However, further investigation found that water had got into the alarm system and activated it. Chief Fire Officer Lindsay Walker said the evacuation procedure by staff was ‘textbook’ everything was done perfectly. In the past 18 days the Levin volunteer brigade have been called to 18 incidents.

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On Sunday, March 23, they were called to a house in Lincoln Place after a gas leak was detected. The fault was located and isolated. Once this was done firefighters ventilated the house of excess gas. Later in the day the brigade were called to a Te Kama Street house after reports that the alarm had been activated. An investigation at the property found no sign of a fire. On Monday, March 24, two fire engines were sent to the Levin Home for War Veterans after the fire alarm sounded. Firefighters searched the complex and found no sign of fire. The next call for the brigade was to a Duke Street house where the occupants believed a live powerline had come down, on investigation it turned out to be a telephone line. The alarm sounded at Ohau School. A small fire had been detected at the entrance to the administration block, minor damage to the door and smoke inside the building. An investigation is being conducted by police. On Wednesday, March 26, the brigade were called out to two incidents, the first was an alarm activation at the Levin Shopping Mall, the second was to a medical incident, On Thursday, March 27, the brigade were alerted to a Vogel Street house incident after an explosion had been heard. Firefighters determined that it had been something thrown into a rubbish fire.

On Saturday, March 29, firefighters were called to a Cambridge Street house, after clothing close to a heater caught fire, the occupants had put the fire out by the time the brigade arrived. On Tuesday, April 1, the brigade were called out three times, the first was to a medical emergency and the second was at a property on State Highway 1 south of Levin to a rubbish fire. Another was to a rubbish fire in Bartholomew Road. On Thursday, April 3, the brigade were called to a Batholomew house after receiving complaints of smoke coming from a rubbish fire, the fire was put out. Later that day the brigade responded to an alarm activation in St Anne Street. An investigation around the property found no sign of fire. The crash fire crew were called into action on Saturday after a car crash on State Highway 1. On Sunday, April 6, the brigade were called to another rubbish fire at the back of a Liverpool Street house, reports came in that there was smoke coming from the house. On Monday the brigade were called out twice during the day, the first was to an alarm activation at a Awatea house but nothing was found amiss. Later fire fighters were called to deal with a tree fire caused by arching power lines, firefighters stood by until the linesmen arrived and fixed the problem.

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Levin Little Theatre: Entertaining Angels. Last two performances Friday and Saturday starting at 7.30pm. Tickets $15 adults - $10 children 15-years and under from Clark’s Clothing on Oxford Street Levin.


Dad’s Day Out: A free fun, action-packed day for dads, their children and other family members to enjoy, including kite and wooden kit-set toy making, little digs, bouncy castle, ‘Mission Impossible’ obstacle course, cycling skill workshops, hot rod cars, Harley rides and ‘dunk a dad’. Spot prizes, live music, free sausage sizzle and free ice creams for the children. 10am - 3pm, Solway Park, South Levin. If raining, event held April 27. The Waikanae Music Society: Welcoming the Amici Ensemble to their stage in the Waikanae Memorial Hall, starting at 2.30pm. Door sales will be available, or tickets can be purchased at Waikanae New World, Moby Dickens Books in Paraparaumu Beach, or at Lush Design Gallery in Raumati. Enquiries are welcome on 04 905-6070 or visit


Horowhenua Philatelic Society (Stamp Club): Monthly meeting at 7.30pm Red Cross Rooms in Queen St. Bill Leggett, a Stamp Dealer from Upper Hutt, will be speaking on the topic of The Joys of Being a Stamp Dealer. All welcome. Supper will be served. For information contact Michael Christensen, Club Chairman, phone 06 368-5085 or email


The Horowhenua Astronomical Society: Inviting the public to watch a total Lunar Eclipse from the Levin Adventure Park. This is a rare event that occurs when the Moon enters the shadow of the Earth. A variety of telescopes available for the public to observe the Moon will be available from 6.30pm. Entry is by a gold coin donation. Horowhenua Travel Club: Meeting in the Brass Band Rooms, 82 Weraroa Road, Levin. This month Club member Kate Lang will speak about and show pictures of her Volunteer position, teaching English for three months in

the city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A light supper will be served after the meeting.Visitors and prospective members are welcome. For more information, phone Liz, 368-5533

Thursday April 24

Fundraiser for Horowhenua Women’s Refuge 5.30pm Focal Point Cinema, Levin. Tickets $20 includes movie The Other Women and a complimentary drink Organised by Foxton Te Awahou Lions Club, tickets from Glenda 363-7427 or 027 601 6596.

Thursday May 1

Arthritis information: Sessions to learn more about pain management, medications, exercise and much more. Sessions are open to people with any type of arthritis, even those who don’t know what type they have. To be held at Levin RSA at 10am to 11.15am, or 11.30am to 12.45pm, or 1.30pm to 2.45pm. These is no charge to attend but Arthritis New Zealand welcomes donations. For further information or to register, phone 0800 663 463, or email Foxton Tourist & Development Association (FTDA): Inviting everyone with an interest in Foxton/Beach to the FTDA after 5pmish.

Last Friday of every month

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

First Saturday of month

Pounamu Country Music Club: 1pm-4.30pm, Senior Citizens Hall, cnr Cambridge and Montgomery Streets. Contact Theresa or Geoff 368-3959.

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


MUPPETS MOST WANTED (G) 113 mins Adventure/Comedy/Crime

While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.

Fri 11 Apr 10.30am & 3.40pm, Sat 12 Apr 10.30am & 1.10pm, Sun 13 Apr 10.30am & 1.10pm, Mon 14 Apr 1.10pm & 3.40pm, Tues 15 Apr 1.10pm & 3.40pm, Wed 16 Apr (Bring Baby Too - 10.30am) & 3.40pm

Methodist Monthly Market: 87 Oxford St (next to the Adventure Park). 8.30-11.30am. Stalls $10 each, contact Rosemary 368-6977.

First Sunday each month

Foxton Delta Country Music Club: At the Foxton RSA, first Sunday each month. 1pm start. Entry $3 includes afternoon tea. Inquiries phone 368-7740

Second Sunday each month

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

WERTHER (Two sessions only) (E) 195 mins New Metropolitan Opera Season Two of opera’s greatest artists, Jonas Kaufmann and El1na Garanca, appear together for the first time at the Met in Massenet’s sublime adaptation of Goethe’s revolutionary and tragic romance. (Prices Adult $33 & Seniors/Children $28) Sun 13 Apr 1pm, Tues 15 Apr 10.30am


(M) 139 mins Action/Adventure/Sci-fi (Contains violence) In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late.

Fri 11 Apr 10.20am, 1.20pm & 8.25pm, Sat 12 Apr 1.20pm, 3.40pm & 8.25pm, Sun 13 Apr 3.40pm, 5.10pm & 8.25pm, Mon 14 Apr 10.20am, 1.20pm & 6.30pm, Tues 15 Apr 2.10pm & 6.30pm, Wed 16 Apr 10.20am, 1.20pm & 6.30pm

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*free morning tea with ticket purchase Mon 14 Apr 10.00am Captain America: The Winter Soldier (M), 10.20am Divergent (M), The Monument’s Men (M) 10.30am Captain America: The Winter 10.00am Tues 15 Apr Soldier (M), 10.20am The Monument’s Men (M), Werther (Opera) 10.30am Bring Baby Too Wed 16 Apr 10.30am Muppets Most Wanted (G)


(M) 109 mins Comedy (Contains offensive language & sexual references) After realizing she is not her boyfriend’s primary lover, a woman teams up with his wife and plots mutual revenge. Starring Cameron Diaz.

Our Pharmacist is a fully trained and certified influenza vaccinator, come in-store for a chat and more information. Unichem is commited to making good health accessible to you.

THE LEGO MOVIE – Starting 17 April


(M) 136 mins Action/Adventure/Sci-fi (Contains violence) Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

Fri 11 Apr 10am, 5.40pm & 8.20pm, Sat 12 Apr 10am, 5.40pm & 8.20pm, Sun 13 Apr 10am, 5.40pm & 8.10pm, Mon 14 Apr 10am, 5.40pm & 8.20pm, Tues 15 Apr 10am, 5.40pm & 8.20pm, Wed 16 Apr 10am, 5.40pm & 8.20pm

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(M) 132 mins Adventure/Drama (Contains violence) A man suffering visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family a coming flood. Inspired by the Biblical story. An all-star cast including Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins & Emma Watson. Fri 11 Apr 12.50pm & 6.30pm, Sat 12 Apr 3pm & 6.30pm, Sun 13 Apr 3pm & 6.30pm, Mon 14 Apr 12.50pm & 8.25pm, Tues 15 Apr 12.50pm & 8.25pm, Wed 16 Apr 12.50pm & 8.25pm


Ohau Market: 9am - 1pm location Muhunoa West Rd, just off SH1, 4kms south of Levin. For information contact. Bev Hamilton ph 368-6986.

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(PG) 97 mins Family/Animation/Adventure/Comedy (Contains violence) The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created. Fri 11 Apr 3.30pm, Sat 12 Apr 10.20am & 12.50pm, Sun 13 Apr 10.20am & 12.50pm, Mon 14 Apr 3.30pm, Tues 15 Apr 3.30pm, Wed 16 Apr 3.30pm

(M) 118 mins Action/Biography/Drama (Contains violence) Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. Starring Matt Damon, George Clooney, Kate Blanchett & John Goodman. Final Week: Fri 11 Apr 1.10pm & 5.50pm, Sat 12 Apr 5.50pm, Mon 14 Apr 10.30am & 5.50pm, Tues 15 Apr 10.20am & 5.50pm, Wed 16 Apr 1.10pm & 5.50pm

Third Saturday each month





Your Boutique Cinema and Cafe experience 14-16 Salisbury Street, Levin, Ph 366 0330

(PG) 101 mins Family/Animation/Adventure/Comedy (Contains low level violence) An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.


– Starting 17 April

(G) 101 mins Animation/Adventure/Comedy It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they’re hurtled Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beakto-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law. 14-16 Salisbury Street, Levin. Ph 366 0330


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Sisters in-line for NZ honours Nervous and excited, Temyia, 12, and Xsavier (front), 14, Taiaroa of Levin are off to camp next week to join other members of the New Zealand under-14 junior women’s in-line hockey squad. The sisters have followed in their father’s footsteps. Evan Taiaroa has been a multiple in-line hockey representative. However, the girls say the key to their success in the sport is the family involvement. The girls have been playing in-line hockey for six years, throughout that time both Evan and wife Rebecca have been with the girls every step of the way. ‘‘We have really become a very closeknit family. Where the girls go we go, we support them but they give a whole lot back to us as parents,’’ she said. Mrs Tiairoa is excited about the future for the girls. ‘‘It will be like Christmas when they actually get their national uniforms,’’ she said. Mr Taiaroa said the sport had really been good for the family. ‘‘We have made some lifestyle changes, but that has been good.’’ Once the training camps are over, Xsavier and Temyia head off to Hamilton for a five-day tournament. The girls are confident that when the selectors see them in action they will become regular representatives.

STEP UP FOR OUR YOUTH Mentoring a young person can have a life changing influence Come along to an Information evening about becoming a Youth Mentor in the Horowhenua.

Where: Ako Pai Taraua – 26 McKenzie Street, Levin When: Tuesday 15th April Time: 6:00pm Light refreshments will be provided To register your interest please contact: Jess Ward, 368 8005 or This is an initiative of the Social Sector Trial supported by Life to the Max, Horowhenua District Council

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Students learn from military camp The Army works on courage, commitment, comradeship and integrity as the building blocks to success. The same words are equally applicable for the students of the Services Academy Students from Horowhenua College who have just returned from two weeks at Waiouru Military Camp. They had the courage to attend this induction course, knowing that they were in for some long days and even longer nights. The fear and trepidation was evident on many faces as they started the course, but the rewards upon completion are numerous and life changing. They had the courage to participate in: - Early Morning Activity (wake up at 0545). - Showers (30 seconds), make beds, vacuum floors, breakfast, clean showers and toilets, barrack inspections. - Lessons, which include lecture based instruction on AHA, equal opportunities, cultural awareness, team building, ethos and values, NZ Police and Youth Law, New Zealand Defence Force Recruiters. - Physical Training, including the NZDF Army Regular Fitness Level test, orienteering, circuit training, cross country. - Three-day Experiential Based Learning, involving a trip to the

Without integrity the team is NZDF Army Museum, field craft lost. The Inter Services Academy lessons (clothes layering technique, Knots and lashings and Competitions are an integral part of the course the trophies for improvised stretcher Sports, Longest Day and Drill construction, shelter building), highlight the teamwork required leaderless activities (developing a to compete and win them. leader based upon group activity It was a great effort overall by physical problem solving and all students who achieved their feedback), confidence course. goals in a supportive - Evening routines consisting of environment, encouraged by periods with directors, barrack instructors and academy staff. inspections, night stalk, public Well done. speaking and preparation for the following day’s activities. LVN110414suphoro-1 Their commitment to 12 days of military HOROWHENUA College training was under the Students at the induction watchful eyes of the parade. Youth Life Skills Instructors from Trentham Military Camp who, through encouragement, guidance and We desperately need volunteers, fosterers, towels, sheets and blankets. direction, gave students the Donations, food and cleaning products are very much appreciated. opportunity to conquer their fears, challenge themselves and expand their horizons. Students had to endure living in a barracks environment with six other academies, learning along the way how to get along with other academy • Reliable volunteers members and themselves. Comradeship is an Miss Surgeon • Donations of blankets, Missy Serena Merle integral part of teamwork. towels, pillowcases, Some of the activities that 5 month old female Labrador X. 8 year old Siamese female. 1-2 year old blue tortishell 3-4 year old black medium She is well behaved as far as Beautiful cat, a real purrer. She female. A smoochy lap cat. they did this past two weeks haired cat. She has a cheeky sheets, any linen etc requires some dental work, puppies go. During her vet She gets on well with other have been extremely personality a real ragga so her new owner will have to cats in cat room and enjoys visit she waited in the vet demanding both physically muffin. • Puppy & Kitten food commit to her dental bills. sunbathing with a few friends. reception quietly & patiently. and mentally and that She really is worth it! Doesn’t jump up on people. without the assistance of fellow team members and staff, students may not have Thank you to our advertisers below for their support achieved all that they did.

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Horowhenua has talent By TANYA WOOD Double, double toil and trouble, mental asylum and cauldrons bubble. A chilling and riveting performance of the well-known witches scene from Shakespeare’s Macbeth saw Horowhenua College drama student Roha Taiapa awarded best student-directed scene for a second year running at the University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival Regional Festival. Horowhenua College was the only school from the district taking part in the regional final, held at Otaki College on Saturday that included St Patrick’s College, Aotea College, Otaki College, Paraparaumu College and Kapiti College, which submitted half of the 20 total entries. Each college had to perform one 15-minute teacher directed scene and could submit any number of five-minute student directed scenes. Roha said his scene came together in about two weeks. It was while rummaging through costumes that Roha had the idea to set his scene in a mental asylum, ‘‘where Macbeth would be a new patient and the girls [who are already inmates] would pretend to be the doctors’’. ‘I love directing crazy, scary stuff and I knew the girls [Sierra Tafeaalii, Sina Moala, Vikatolia Finau] could pull it off.’’ Last year Roha won the Sheilah Winn Festival Cup for best student directed scene with his version of Othello in which he also acted. Each year, since first performing at the regional festival in 2010, the college has


IN SPOTLIGHT: Heath Taylor, as Romeo, holds his Juliet, Michaela Stout, while the rest of the Romeo and Juliet cast look on in the teacher directed scene.


WITH bloodstains galore, the three witches beset Macbeth in a mental asylum and win best student directed scene for Horowhenua College at the regional Shakespeare Festival. From left: Sierra Tafeaalii, Ryan Burnell, Sina Moala, Vikatolia Finau. won an award, including the cup for outstanding performance in a supporting role and outstanding design. As this year’s regional finalists, Roha and his cast have been invited to take part in the National Shakespeare Festival in Wellington, in June, where drama students take part in workshops and performances, and can be selected to perform at the Globe Theatre in London. Horowhenua College head of drama Faith Perry said she was proud of all her students, many

of whom were performing on the festival stage for the first time. ‘‘Their talent and enthusiasm was an inspiration and they performed with a polish and professionalism that belied their inexperience. I would like to congratulate them all for a job well done and thank everyone involved for their help and support.’’ A scene from Romeo and Juliet, the only other studentdirected entry by the college, saw debut directors Ryan Burnell and Bailey Darwin take on the

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HOROWHENUA College drama student Roha Taiapa who has won the Sheilah Winn Festival Cup two years running for best student directed scene. LVN110414TWshakespeare2

BAILEY Darwin as Juliet and Ryan Burnell as the nurse direct and act their scene from Romeo and Juliet. lead roles as the Nurse and Juliet respectively. Ms Perry directed a montage of scenes from Romeo and Juliet in homage to the films

inspired by the star-crossed lovers, which involved 21 firsttimers at the festival. ‘‘While it’s always lovely to be recognised and we all love to win, what is most important is that the students are learning life skills through the performing arts, which also help achieve academically.’’

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Croquet club titles decided Results from the Rose Gardens Croquet Club Championships Association Croquet: Open Championship Singles for the Gordon Smith Cup: Winner: Andre´ Murray bt Michael Hardman 26-11. Intermediate Championship Singles for The Jones Cup Winner: Michael Hardman 3 wins+29 bt Green 21-13, Rees 18-8, Huisman 19-7; Shirley Rees 3 wins-5 bt Green 14-13, Huisman 23-20, Jones 15-14; Pam Green bt Huisman 25-16, Jones 26-18; Melva Jones bt Hardman 13-12, Monica Huisman 17-11.

B Grade Championship Singles for the Neall Cup Winner: Haig Thomson 6 wins bt Brue`re 11-10, Nethercott 9-7, Neall 10-9, Rex Oliver 20-7, Scrivens 20-10, Warren Hawke 18-4; Betsy Brue`re bt Nethercott 9-5, Oliver 26-3, Hawke 15-6; Vince Neall bt Brue`re 19-5, Hawke 16-9; Pauline Nethercott bt Scrivens 20-19; Pat Scrivens bt Brue`re 26-20. C Grade Championship Singles for the Byers Skey Trophy: Winner: Micki Tyler 1 win+2 bt Charlton 16-13; Margaret Snelling 1 win+0 bt Tyler 11-10; Max Charlton 1 win-2 bt Snelling 9-8.

Cyclists excel at nationals By PETER FRANKLIN Levin track cyclists showcased their competitive skills at the national track meet in Invercargill, returning home with three gold medals, two bronze and a lot of personal best times after a week of events. Spokeswoman Lisa Horn said the club’s cyclists had been focusing on training and track cycling events since October. In February they were selected to go to the 2014 Track Nationals. ‘‘We had cyclists selected to compete in the under 15, 17, 19 and masters categories, for some of our cyclists this was the first time they have been selected to compete at this national event, which is a huge achievement,’’ Ms Horn said. She said the cyclists had a lot to be proud of, combining to win three gold medals, two bronze medals. Making the top five rankings and personal best times during the week of events in Invercargill. ‘‘We are very grateful for the help from our sponsors, who were instrumental in getting our cyclists to Invercargill, to achieve their goals.’’ she said. Now that the track season is finished, the cyclists will be training for the upcoming road season. The Levin Cycling Velodrome will be open for the winter season from April 22, on Tuesday and Thursday nights (weather permitting) from 5pm. If anyone is interested in training at the velodrome, the club has membership forms at Southend Cycles, Levin, or they can go to the track for forms and information packs.

GOLF RESULTS Central Districts 9 Hole Golf Club competition results: The third round-robin competition for the 2014 year was held in very fine conditions at the Rangatira Golf Course on Monday. There were 67 players taking part from nine clubs in the region.

Ladies (nett): Division 1: Carol Dickson (Feilding) 35, 1, Pauline Murphy (Belmont) 36, 2 , Betty Stephens (Marton) 36, 3. Division 2: Maureen Franklin-Browne (Rangatira) 25, 1, (Dorothy Northcott (Feilding) 30, 2, Mavis Peacock (Rangatira) 31, 3. Men (nett): Division 1: Ray Abbott (Manawatu) 32, 1, Tony Hore (Tawhero) 33, 2, Alan Harcus (Foxton) 35 ,3. Division 2: Graham Pedley (Feilding) 29, 1, Darryl Baker (Levin) 33, 2 , Joe Barnao (Levin) 33, 3. Best Gross Results: Ladies: Colleen Fraser (Manawatu) 48. Men’s: (Wayne James (Levin) 43 There were no twos achieved for this competition. The Leslie Cup was won by Rangatira with an average nett of 33.75 The next round-robin will be held at the Foxton Golf course on Monday April 28.

CRICKET MEETING A special general meeting of the Levin Cricket Foundation Incorporated in accordance with the Constitution clause 16 (a) has been called for Wednesday April 16, starting at 5.30pm, at the Weraroa Cricket clubrooms. All are welcome to attend.


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

Foxton Beach 5 Queen Street


12:15pm 12:45pm

92 Seabury Avenue


12:15pm 12:45pm

5 Cousins Avenue

Enquiries over $320,000

1:00pm 1:30pm

10 Seabury Avenue


1:00pm 1:30pm 1:00pm 1:30pm

3 Brown Terrace


64 Edinburgh Terrace

BEO $249,000

1:45pm 2:15pm

14 Cousins Avenue


1:45pm 2:15pm

64 Andrews Street


1:45pm 2:15pm

10 Cousins Avenue East


2:30pm 3:00pm

2 Perreau Place


2:30pm 3:00pm

20 Roore Street


3:15pm 3:45pm

18A Roore Street


3:45pm 4:15pm

145 Fairfield Road


10:00am 11:00am

9 Sussex Street


12:00pm 12:30pm

4 Clyde Street


12:15pm 12:45pm

2/44 Durham Street


12:30pm 1:00pm 12:30pm 1:00pm


3/8C Sussex Street


1A Windsor Place


1:00pm 1:30pm

76 Parker Avenue


1:00pm 1:30pm

52a Keepa Street


1:15pm 1:45pm

24a Lancaster Street


1:30pm 2:15pm

73 Queenwood Road


1:45pm 2:15pm

47 Wilton Street


2:00pm 2:30pm

66 Meadowvale Drive


2:30pm 3:00pm

22 Cornwall Street


3:00pm 3:30pm

27 Parsons Avenue


4:00pm 4:30pm

Ohau 11 Papaitonga Lake Road $299,000

11:00am 11:30am

22 Grande View Terrace


11:45am 12:15pm

9 Jervois Terrace

BEO $299,000

3:00pm 3:30pm

Waikawa Beach 68 Strathnaver Drive

BEO $299,000

12:00pm 12:30pm


13th April 2014 11.30-1.00 4/91 Mako Mako Road, Levin Trackside Villas $225,000 12.45-1.15 605 Queen Street, Levin Tidy 2 db brm updated kitchn conservatory $175,000 1.00-1.30 2/42 Queen Street, Levin 2 Brm, low maintenance, great locality $165,000 1.00-1.30 2 Meadowvale Drive, Levin 2 Brm, o/plan living, i/a gge $205,000 1.00-1.30 5 Oriel Place, Levin 3 Brm character home, reduced to sell $259,000 1.15-1.45 2 Harrow Street, Levin Sunny 2dbl brm unit+studio w/floor shwr $179,000 1.30-2.00 6 Drake Street, Levin 3 Brm, o/plan living, handy to schools $159,000 1.30-2.00 183 Bartholomew Rd, Levin 3 Brm brick, 2 single garages, location $320,000 1.45-2.15 28 Kings Drive, Levin Lovely 2 brm, great grounds & location $185,000 2.00-2.30 9 Devon Street, Levin Prime location spacious low maint t/house $245,000 2.15-2.45 53a Strathmore Avenue, Levin 3+ Brms, o/plan living, h/pump, 2 car garaging $186,000 2.15-2.45 17a Burn Street, Levin 3 Brm brick, w/burner, in ground pool $279,000 2.30-3.00 144 Liverpool Street, Levin 3 Brms, brick, gge $165,000 2.45-3.15 15 Douglas Street, Levin Tidy mod sunny 2brm low maint unit i/a gg $145,000 3.00-3.30 4 Parker Avenue, Levin 3 Brm, very private, spa, dble gge $195,000

Rural 1.00-2.00 3 Kukutauaki Road, Levin Tidy 3 brm + s/out, ¼ acre section $260,000 Cnr Oxford & Queen Streets, Levin Contact: (06) 367 9333


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WHAT’S IN THE STARS FOR YOU NEXT WEEK ARIES: There is a sense of stillness, especially on the professional front that is giving you a chance to consider your options and let things settle.

CANCER: This week’s stars ask that you show up and give both your relationships and home and family needs as much of your attention as possible.

become noticeable, a chance to become more grounded is an opportunity you can’t afford to pass on.

TAURUS: This is a week that is more about paying attention. Whether it is on the work, personal, relationship or whatever front, it’s all about the journey

LEO: In order for Pluto to turn retrograde in your career sector this week he’s come to a standstill, giving you a valuable chance to stay in the moment.

SCORPIO: There is a need to make communication a priority, but also to slow down and pay attention. Forget words in passing or when you’re distracted.

GEMINI: Take a watch and see approach to money matters, favouring an approach that is more about paying attention and taking note of any real call for action.

VIRGO: Financial tension, combined with a smart head for money and the will to use this as motivation, gives you a chance to take your power back.

SAGITTARIUS: There is a fine line between not creating challenges where there are none and not pushing yourself when you need to move out of your comfort zone.

LIBRA: At a time when balance issues are starting to

CAPRICORN: There are times when you need to listen to the voice asking why hurry, but times when you’ll need to push through a wall of inertia and get things done. AQUARIUS: Don’t be alarmed if motivation is a major issue this week, however the problem isn’t a lack of motivation and more that you see it as a problem. PISCES: There is a need to keep your finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground this week, trusting what your financial instincts are telling you.

Recipe No. 76

Pams Chorizo Pasta




2 chorizo sausages

1. Chop the chorizo into rounds and set aside. Bring a large saucepan to the boil, adding two teaspoons of salt. Cook the pasta for three minutes or until cooked. Drain thoroughly.

100g Pams kalamata olives 250g Pams fresh fettucini 2 Tbsp Pams Olive Oil

2. Pour the olive oil and pesto into the empty pan and gently heat before returning the drained pasta to the pan. Add the chopped chorizo and olives to the pasta and stir until all the ingredients are well coated with the oil and pesto.

2 Tbsp Pams fresh pesto fresh parmesan cheese Pams salt and pepper

3. Serve into warm plates. As a final touch to pasta, nothing beats fresh parmesan cheese. Grate some onto the finished dish when served.

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Come in for demonstrations and tastings Tuesday to Saturday.

TIP: As an attractive alternative to grating your parmesan, try using a potato peeler for larger, curly shavings of cheese.


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Heat Pumps:

A heat pump can heat your home better and for less money than some other heating options. To get the most out of a heat pump, it’s really important to choose the right one and use it properly. While heat pumps are the most efficient way of using electricity to heat your home, some are more efficient than others. The ENERGY STAR® mark is only awarded to the most efficient heat pumps on the market (for both heating and cooling modes). Choosing an ENERGY STAR heat pump could save you $150 a year on running costs, compared to a non-qualified model. Some heat pumps struggle to keep up between 5 and 0°C, when they are more prone to icing up. That’s why ENERGY STAR now includes a requirement that’s designed to ensure a correctly sized ENERGY STAR heat pump will perform efficiently in this temperature range.

kiwis to go back to the tried and true heating efficiency and reliability of a wood fire. “Ideally the temperature in our homes during winter should be between 18°C and 22°C – and not drop below 16°C for bedrooms. For children and the elderly the temperature should be a minimum of 20ºC. By choosing to heat your home with a wood fire, you have protection against the elements and the self sufficiency to cook and heat your water if the power goes out.” “An average household uses approximately 4500kWh of electricity over winter, with around 40% being used to produce hot water, so up to 1800kW hours of electricity can be used per household just to heat water and at around 25c a kWh, that’s around $450” he said.

Log Fires:

Power price rises grows wood fire demand Increasing power costs leading into winter is a key driver for homeowners to investigate more reliable, cost effective ways to heat their homes. With around 35% of the energy used in the average New Zealand household being used for heating, it makes good sense and dollars to do so. According to one of the country’s largest wood fire manufacturers, Metro Fires, rising electricity and gas prices were forcing more and more “value conscious”

HEAT-PUMPS GIVE THE CHEAPEST HEAT FREE ADVICE & FREE QUOTES Compare our price with ANY Other Call us 0800 TEAM BRIEN or 06 368 5899

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inter is just around the corner, and it’s time to think of the family’s warmth and comfort over the coming months. The solution to your winter woes is at your local Brien Electrical store at 530 Queen St. Brien Electrical have a wide range of heat-pumps available and are the exclusive service agents for Panasonic heat-pumps, and accredited Fujitsu Installers in the Horowhenua-Kapiti region.

With more than 30 specialist technicians and 50-years of customer service and satisfaction behind them Brien Electrical have the expertise to offer the right advice on the best heat-pump to suit your needs, a full installation and maintenance service and free quotes.

The benefits of keeping warm this winter with a heat-pump are huge, cost effective, efficient and most importantly healthy. The filters within the heat-pump catch the minute dust particles in the air, ensuring that your family are breathing fresh Kiwi air. Other forms of heating are dirty and smelly and have a lasting effect on the environment, heat-pumps through their technology create an environmentally friendly warmth that are being enjoyed by thousands of Kiwi families across the country. Talking about dirty (and smelly), it is a very good idea to service your heat-pump at least annually, and more often if it’s used constantly. Our team will clean your filters, check your units for other obstructions, and that everything is operating as it should to give you peace of mind as we head into the winter season when you need to be able to depend on your heat pump operating most efficiently. At Brien Electrical the most important thing are their customers, the Brien Electrical team are there to help you make the right decision for your family. mily.


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$539.99 INCL GST EL4239


Mothers Day


Foxton Wood, Coal and Services 11 Bergin Road Foxton

06 3635543 • 027 2222640





With winter fast approaching and energy prices rising all the time, keeping your home WARM in the most efficient manner is now a priority. Ash Boyd Glass & Aluminium, sole agents for Rylock and Fletcher aluminium Window and Door Systems throughout the Horowhenua region, can provide a stylish and hassle free solution for upgrading almost any type of existing

single glazed aluminium window to Double Glazed glass. The team at Ash Boyds also installs Double Glazed Aluminium inserts into wooden joinery to aid in retaining the passive heat inside your home. Call in, ring or email the team at Ash Boyd/Rylock Levin and organize your free measure and quote.

Replace existing windows with Rylock Double Glazed Aluminium Joinery ✓ Helps keep warmth in for comfortable living

✓ Reduces condensation ✓ Reduces noise for a


✓ Discourages intruders

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✓ Can be retro fitted into most existing window systems

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Ash Boyd Glass & Aluminium Ltd Ph 06 368 3296 Fax 06 368 3497

Enjoy Winter WARMTH! Summer COOLING!

Accredited Suppliers and Installers of:


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..with a new energy efficient heat pump

Benefits of Double Glazing

74 Cambridge Street South, Levin Locally owned & operated

With the changing season it’s time to prepare for the dropping temperatures of autumn and winter. At B.G. Buck Ltd we can help you to maintain a comfortable and healthy home over these cold months. We are your experts in the areas of heat pumps and heat transfer systems, having qualified staff that can advise you and offer a free quotation to best suit your situation. The development of heat pumps is the most efficient and safe method of heating your home without the use of electric elements or open gas flame and currently have a dollar to heat ratio of 1 to 4. Through advanced technology air conditioning units are far more economical and quieter than conventional heaters. Smaller rooms may require a different option of heating or you may wish to transfer heat from one room to another. We can help with all these options, it is very important to calculate the correct unit for your application and to get it right the first time. Forget about the cold this winter – let us advise you on making your home comfortable and cost effective!

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Heat your Home! Go with the flow (Levin) Ltd


Phone 367 8111 • Mobile 021 675 337 Matthew Coley, Registered Plumber

For all your Plumbing needs - Go With The Flow CHOOSE METRO TO HEAT YOUR HOME Metro is proudly 100% New Zealand made and nd owned and Plumbing Solutions is proud to be your ur he local dealer. Choose from over 20 models in the 2014 range, with a variety of colours and finishes es for every home situation, from the compact Tiny ny Series to the massive Mega Series models.

Key features from genuine wetback and boiler systems, overnight burning, direct vent technology and fires with cook tops to keep your home and family warm this winter.

WHY CHOOSE A METRO FIRE? • All Metro fires are 6mm. You will find some brands use 3mm, possibly because 3mm costs 50% less than 6mm! • Metro offer both clean air approved and LTD models which operate at very high efficiencies when installed with the Metro ECO Flue


• Premium 10 year firebox warranty and 1 year parts warranty • Proudly 100% New Zealand made

We are a Locally Owned Roofing Business, catering for all your Roofing needs, for Repairs and Roofing Installations. Whatever your enquiry, we will endeavour to help solve the problem and keep you informed of the products and available options your budget will allow.

• Trusted, reliable heat for your home

We are always happy to be competitive with our Quotes and we will consistently strive to give you our Best Price! So if you are looking for Trustworthy Service and Workmanship, then keep us in mind… we would be more than Happy to hear from you soon!


Come and have a look at our range of Metrofires: Plumbing Solutions, 9 Hokio Beach Road, Levin.

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Solution Dyed Nylon Carpet

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Conditions apply – This voucher is redeemable from all participating Metro outlets. This promotion is subject to stock availability, rain checks and back orders do not apply to this promotion. This promotion is not available with any other offer/ quote, including trade quotes. The free heating accessory is one of the following: 1 Room Heat Transfer System, Insert Fan, Wetback, Child Guard or Floor Protector. This offer is valid until 5.00pm, Saturday 31st May 2014.





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Purchase any Metro fire and flue combo during April & May and choose a free heating accessory valued up to $539

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Need Holiday Inspiration?? The Lift Off Levin Balloon Festival has become an important Easter tradition in the Horowhenua. It is also a tradition for many Balloonists who say that the event is their favourite because of our great weather and friendly approach. This year our Balloonmiester, Denis Hall needed heart surgery and that meant the Balloon Committee did not know if he would be available. As a result they were in no position to raise money for the event because there was no way of telling if he would be repaired and reassembled in time to actually do it. Then, literally only hours before the official cancellation was to be made, help came in the form of well-known Levin philanthropist, Helen Blake. Mrs Blake generously provided sufficient funding for a slightly modified format. The decision was made to do the night-glow at the Levin Domain on Easter Sunday and the balloonists were invited. Twelve were still available and that’s how many we have. We look forward to welcoming them – and the public - to another exciting “Lift Off Levin” experience.

o idin providing b h has been B For 6 years Bounce F Before, After & School Holiday care for Levin children. We are based at the Showgrounds, a hub of community activity. We provide a place of interaction and learning for the children, giving various opportunities to experience, develop and explore their potential within a safe environment. This is achieved through a variety of fun activities which include outdoor sports to quiet small group games; a range of arts & crafts and opportunities to discover hidden talents or just new experiences. JAY HOUSE has been operating since February 2013. This caters specifically for your 5-7 yr olds in a cosy, nurturing home environment. Limited spaces available. Special feature these holidays - Hip Hop artists John & Sheldon from Auckland, will be visiting and teaching our children.

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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!! Phone Now to Book:

0800 565 547 or 06 356 6200 25 Matipo St, Palmerston North

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Need Holiday Inspiration?? NGA MANU This is a free dance programme for young people from the Horowhenua to have a go at Hip Hop dance. When:

Monday 28th April – Friday 2nd May

Where: Levin Memorial Hall Time:


11.00-12.30 1.00-2.30 Cost:


8-10years 11-13years 14years and over

For a registration form or more information please contact: Jess Ward – Project Coordinator P: 06 368 8005 or 021 504 224 E: Alternatively pick up a registration form from Life to the Max or Youth Space



Holiday Programmes* After School Care* Before School Care* *WINZ Oscar subsidies available.

To find out more about the programmes we offer in LEVIN and OTAKI please call or email us: 06 364 8852 or 027 739 1986 email: web:

— Bookings Required —

Experience a behind the scenes day at Nga Manu Nature Reserve. Feed the Kiwi, take part in the daily bird feedout tour, help feed the eels Feedout tours 11am daily Eel feeding 2pm daily Open 10am–5pm every day except Christmas Day

Bring the family and experience nature at it’s best Ngarara Rd,Waikanae Ph 04 293 4131 •

Need holiday care, after school or before school care in Levin? sKids (safe kids in daily supervision) have all bases covered when it comes to providing quality, affordable care for primary school aged children in a fun and kid friendly environment. Your local sKids operate award winning programmes on site at Levin North School. skids provide services from the well appointed school hall; we have

use of the school pool and grounds. If you are working, studying or in receipt of a child disability allowance then you may be eligible for an Oscar subsidy to significantly reduce the cost of care – full time holiday care with full subsidy will cost just $3.50 per week (all inclusive of trip fees!). sKids – where kids love to be!

Phone 364 8852 or 027 739 1986.

Aquatic Rush Holiday Programme 21 April - 2 May 2014 Every Weekday 1.00pm – 3.00pm MONDAY MAYHEM






Water rats



Mini Dash

Treasure Hunt

Junior Aqua


Mini Slide


Easter Monday

Fun relays


Water Polo

Fun relays


Mini Top Town

Inflatable Races


Mini Slide

Mini Dash

Junior Aqua

Water Rats


Treasure Hunt


Team challenge


INFLATABLES, HYDROSLIDE AND/OR SLIPPERY POLE DAILY * Children under 8 must be actively supervised by a caregiver 16 years or over.All activities are subject to change. Contact Levin Aquatic Centre on the day to confirm Search:Aquatics Horowhenua Queen Street, Levin, PO Box 321, Levin 5400. Ph. 06 368 0070 Fax. 06 368 0079

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Central Automotive Services entral Automotive Services is in the business of servicing trucks a n d 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 Modern 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, servicing, prepurchase 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 Central Automotive Services.


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Added Edge for Toyota Hilux range Toyota has added to its recently updated 2014 Hilux lineup with a special edition two-wheel-drive version offering unique graphics, 17-inch alloy wheels and an array of accessories. The new 2WD Hilux Edge gives owners a sportier look, with a headturning Edge graphics set and badge, as well as a special wheel and tyre package incorporating MAK Fuoco 17-inch silver alloy wheels and 225/55R17 Bridgestone Dueller HP tyres. Other exterior features include LED Daytime Running Lights, stainless steel nudge bar and stainless steel side pipes. The 2WD Hilux Edge’s double cab body also boasts colour-matched door handles, door mirrors and rear bumper with integrated step, along with the stylish addition of tinted windows on the front doors and tinted privacy windows on rear doors and back screen. Inside the cab, owners will discover unique Edge-branded carpet floor mats, front headrests and a leather-wrapped gear knob. The EDGE special edition adds more than $5000 worth of extras, making this Hilux a sporty, individual statement for recreational and commercial owners at a value-for-money price. ‘‘The Hilux is a legendary mainstay within the Toyota line-up,’’ says Toyota New Zealand general manager sales

Steve Prangnell. ‘‘It has been the country’s number one ute for more than 30 years and as a result

today there are 100,000 of these reliable, go-anywhere workhorses on and off Kiwi roads.






We would like to remind our readers to drive safely and take care when merging with traffic.

‘‘The Hilux Edge takes the practicality of our 2WD ute and gives it a sportier, individual look, adding quality Toyota-approved components and a unique graphics package you won’t see anywhere else. It’s a unique model that looks great and underlines the Hilux’s perennial ability to deliver so much to so many.’’ The 2014 Hilux range has already begun one of the most wide-ranging update programmes ever launched at one time for the model with increased specification and features for SR5 models including standard satellite navigation with SUNA traffic channel and reversing camera, more safety equipment, a 5-star ANCAP safety rating and a new diesel 5 speed automatic transmission for 4WD Hilux all making their debut this year. In addition to the special edition 2WD Hilux Edge, the mainstream line-up has also expanded, with a powerful new 4.0-litre V6 petrol engine and 5-speed automatic transmission variants for both 2WD and 4WD double cab SR5 grade Hilux expanding the family to 12 variants. The Hilux Edge is available in four exterior colours — ink, glacier white, velocity red and charcoal grey and is priced from $39,990 with manual transmission.


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Teacher Aide Position Taitoko School We require an experienced teacher aide to work in a junior class for term 2. Hours will be from 9:00am - 1:00pm non negotiable. Please send CV to the Deputy Principal, Taitoko School, PO Box 1011, Levin, by Friday 18 April.

THE coupe-styled X4 is the latest model to be built at the Spartanburg, South Carolina plant.

US plant to become BMW’s biggest producer News that BMW Group is expanding capacity at its United States manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina has been accompanied by confirmation of a new X7 model — the largest BMW X vehicle yet. The Spartanburg plant is BMW’s global centre of production for X models (other than the smallest X1 model) and a US$1 billion ($1.16b) investment will achieve a 50 per cent rise in annual production capacity to 450,000, up from 300,000 and making it the biggest of BMW’s production plants. The BMW X3, X5, X5 and X6 models have been manufactured so far in Spartanburg and last week the new BMW X4 Sport Activity Coupe started production there. ‘‘With the BMW X7, we are developing another, larger X model, which we will produce at our US plant for our world markets — once again underscoring our commitment to the US,’’ said BMW AG chairman Norbert Reithofer at a ceremony in Spartanburg to commemorate 20 years of production in the US. The X7 is expected to go into production from 2016 and will be a sevenseat model based on a stretched version of the recently launched third generation X5 platform. Since the start of production in 1994, Spartanburg has built more than 2.6 million vehicles for BMW customers around the world. The BMW X3, X5, X5 M, X6 and X6 M are all produced at the plant. In the near future, a plug-in hybrid version of the BMW X5 will also be produced there. A total of 297,326 vehicles were made in Spartanburg last year with about 70 per cent of production being exported. During last week’s ceremony, BMW board of management member for production Harald Kruger talked about the importance of the US to BMW Group’s overall production strategy. ‘‘The BMW Group aims for a good balance of growth between all markets and continents,’’ Kruger said. ‘‘The Spartanburg plant is an important building block in our international network of 28 production and assembly facilities in 13 countries today. It makes a vital contribution to profitable, globally-balanced growth. ‘‘The BMW plant in Spartanburg is the best example of our successful strategy of ‘production follows the market’,’’ he said. ‘‘The state of South Carolina has supported us as a valuable and reliable partner throughout our 20-year involvement in the region and played a decisive part in making the US our second home.’’

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Stock Auctions


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COMPUTING Full Time Position

SEASONED Pine 4m 3 $250, 8m3 $400, free local delivery. Phone 367 6396/027 652 4000.

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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


PO Box 582, Levin, 5540 Phone: (06) 368 1095 E-mail: More information available on request


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experienced Property Assistant to work in our Property team. This person will assist the Property Manager with all aspects of property maintenance at the Levin village. Ideally the successful candidate will be: • Energetic • Fit and able to carry out a variety of property tasks

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6 HANNAN ST Starts 8am, till everything is sold. TO VISIT VISITED


29 BLEDISLOE ST Toys, clothing, furniture. Not before 8am. TO VISIT VISITED

If you are planning a garage sale over Easter, Horowhenua Chronicle will not be publishing on Friday April 18th (Good Friday). We will publish these adverts in our Wednesday April 16th edition. Booking deadline is Tuesday April 15th, 10am.

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3 bdrm house + sl/out, CARPET cleaning 3 rms dble gge, new decor, rural for $89. Phone 367 2347 or fenced half acre section, mob/txt 021 0255 2516. Kawiu Rd, $350p/w. Phone 027 548 1467.

Gardening & 61 Tiro Tiro Rd (rear) 4 bdrm, 2 living, 2 toilet, 1 Landscaping bthrm, l/term, ref reqd, LANDSCAPE maintenbond, $260p/w. View ance. Ring Mike 368-0630 Sunday 11am - 11.30am, or 027-242-3773. rear section, next Lvn School. Ph 027 3144 692. Wanted to Rent

RENT to buy Levin area, 1 or 2 bdrm house, unit or cottage, fully employed, non drinker or smoker. Phone 027 679 4395 anytime.

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Landscape Garden & Turf

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

Lawn Care

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Public Notices


AGM Wednesday 14th May 2014 8:00pm

to be held at the club cnr Tawa & Matipo Sts, Tokomaru

Public Notices Notice is hereby given that a

Special General Meeting


of the Levin Cricket Foundation Incorporated in accordance with the Constitution clause 16 (a) has been called

for April 16th 2014 starting at 5:30pm

Wednesday 16th April 12:00 - 2:00pm Koputaroa School

All Welcome

in the Weraroa Cricket Clubrooms.

All are welcome to attend


Foxton Beach Freeholding Account

7th April

Main Street Foxton (next to Foxton Trading Post)

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


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

members and the Foxton Area Community Medical Trust, along with the Council’s Chief Executive David Clapperton.

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

Family Notices Deaths

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.

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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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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).

In Memoriam

DAVIDSON, LEWIS, Diane. Pirihira Agnes. Loved niece of Clive, One year ago on this Belinda, Jill, Paul, date. Sunday 14~4~2013 Diane, first cousin to at 11:00am. Karen, John, Jason, With tears we saw you Clive Jnr, Lisa, John, suffer Paul and Leo. We watched you fade Sadly missed. away Our hearts were slowly breaking As you fought so hard In Memoriam to stay. BEISSEL, You did not want to Gordon Stuart. leave us 12~4~2013 You did not go alone Drum Major/Fireman For part of us went with you One year ago you left The day God took you us to be with Mum. home. We thought of you with love today From all your loving We often speak your whanau and friends. name Missing you is Memorial something that will Headstones never go away All we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Love you, Linda and family.

Remember us in your Will and leave a legacy of hope

Public meetings have been arranged for ratepayers funding Horizons Regional Council’s various Flood Protection, River Control and Drainage Schemes.

Freephone 0508 800 800


CUSTOMER DETAILS: NAME: ___________________________________________ ADDRESS: ________________________________________ __________________________________________________ PHONE: __________________ CASH: $ __________________ EftPos: $ _______________ CHQ: $ __________________ CUSTOMER SIGNATURE: __________________________ Bring in to the Horowhenua Chronicle Office, 13 Bristol Street, Levin or post with your cheque to PO Box 547, Levin. Ph (06) 368 5109 if you have any queries.


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Bumper turnout for dressage The Horowhenua Dressage Group Autumn Championship tournament attracted large entries across the board. The continuing summer conditions have seen horses kept in work that may have traditionally been turned out for winter. Non-graded classes drew the biggest entries with a number of experienced riders bringing young horses out for mileage. Newcomer to the dressage scene Deborah Selby and former racehorse New Revelation convincingly won the ungraded 1A with a massive score of 75.76 per cent and finished second in the UG1C on 69 per cent. Registered classes saw Level 1 go to

Otaki’s Sharon Dixon and Garvani after a countback with Lucy Russell and HhPH Prospero, who stood reserve. Manakau rider Brooke Phelan and Lindisfarne Belle rode Level 2, placing second and fourth and finishing Level 2 Reserve Champion behind Wellington rider Alex Callaghan and Prima Donna Girl. A countback was required for the Level 3 championship with Victoria Middleton on Shadze of Grey narrowly defeating Wellington’s Renee Waihi and Entourage. No countback was needed for the Level 4 or 5 titles. In the 4C Toni Louisson, Palmerston North, had a convincing win on the

former Kallista Field mount Snapshot FE. Judge Felicity Dobell-Brown awarded 67.29 per cent, well ahead of Taranaki’s Michele Nelley and Waldfee in second on 61.75 per cent. The positions were unchanged in the 4D giving Louisson the title and Nelley the reserve placing. In Level 5, Levin’s Frankie Webb and Northern Ivanthus scooped the pool, winning both classes from Wellington’s Tanya Price on Zkarde with Webb taking the Championship and Price the standing reserve. The Horowhenua Dressage Group is now focusing on running a winter series of ribbon days.



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The pressure is on — D Day Hi, I am Tania and I am training for the 10km event at Great Forest Events April 12, 2014. Each week I will update you with my progress. Hopefully I will see you at the event tomorrow. Tomorrow is the big day! I have had so much encouragement this past week, the support from the community has been amazing. I have come across so many smiley faces, have been given so many words of praise from everyone. Great Forest is all people have spoken to be about everywhere I have been; at the pool, in the supermarket, along the beach. I have been given lots and lots of advice, coaching tips galore and I have taken it all in my stride and come tomorrow morning I know I am prepared. Over the past week I have not gone crazy with my training, the last 5-6 days I have tried to keep things ticking over, juggling work stuff and moderate but quick exercise here and there, constantly thinking about my first big event on Saturday. I’m excited that I will get to see so many familiar faces on the day, at the start, along the track and definitely at the finish line. Along with the familiar faces there will be lots of people from throughout New Zealand and overseas so

it is going to be a great day. Ten weeks have gone fast, I have come a long way with both my exercise levels

and most importantly my eating, healthy habits are key. I have been concentrating more on my eating this week, thinking protein and energy food, hydrating all the time is so important and I can’t get enough of fruit fruit fruit. Tomorrow I will be doing the 10km run and I’m going to be stoked wherever I come over the finish line, it’s something out of my comfort zone, entering was a big step but it’s been an awesome confidence booster and it’s changed me for the better in so many ways. I’m already thinking ahead of the Great Forest Events, how I will keep my head focused on maintaining the good habits I have come to know over the last 10 weeks. Looking forward to new goals, but I have to get across that finish line tomorrow. See you at Waitarere Forest tomorrow Horowhenua. Training this week: 10km Beach Walk/Run x 3 Swim 1km x 1 Swim 300 x 2 Aquacise x 1 Motivational Quote: Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

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Waiopehu College makes big splash INDIVIDUAL RESULTS


THE Waiopehu College swimming team, back row from left: Georgia Kerins, Marcus Peni, Bethany Nichols, Leah Praat, Jake Mulholland. Front row from left: Rachel Smith, Rebecca Moynihan and Miranda Conway. By TANYA WOOD The Waiopehu College swimming team broke records as they swam their way to a number of first placings at the Manawatu Secondary Schools Swimming competition last weekend. The college was one of 10 from around the region, including Manawatu College, Palmerston North Boys, Tararua College and

Dannevirke High School, competing at Freyberg Pool in Palmerston North on Saturday. Rebecca Moynihan, 15, set three new records taking firsts in the 50m butterfly, 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle, while Marcus Peni, 16, took first in the 200m breaststroke and set a new record. The girls relay team of Rebecca Moynihan, Bethany Nicholls, Georgia Kerins and Rachael

Smith won both the 200m medley relay and 200m freestyle relay, setting a new record for the freestyle relay. Moynihan and Peni teamed up with Nicholls and Mulholland to win the mixed 200m medley relay and the 200m freestyle relay. Teacher in charge of swimming at Waiopehu College, Emma Hillary, said swimming was a year round sport that

Rebecca Moynihan (15 years girls) - 1st 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle, setting 3 new records in the 50m butterfly, 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle. Bethany Nicholls (17 years girls) - 1st 50m backstroke, 2nd 50m freestyle. Georgia Kerins (14 years girls) - 2nd 50m freestyle, 3rd 50m butterfly, 3rd 200m backstroke. Rachael Smith (14 years girls) - 2nd 200m breaststroke, 3rd 100m breaststroke, 3rd 100m freestyle, 3rd 100m individual medley. Leah Praat (14 years girls) - 3rd 50m breaststroke, 4th 100m freestyle, 5th 100m breaststroke, 5th 50m butterfly. Miranda Conroy (13 years girls) - 5th 50m backstroke, 10th 50m freestyle. Tyson Mulholland (17 years boys) - 4th 50m backstroke, 5th 50m breaststroke, 10th 50m butterfly, 10th 50m freestyle. Marcus Peni (16 years boys) - 1st 200m breaststroke, 2nd 100m breaststroke, 3rd 50m breaststroke, 6th individual medley, setting a new record in the 200m breaststroke. Jake Mulholland (13 years boys) - 1st 200m breaststroke, 2nd 100m breaststroke, 2nd 50m freestyle, 4th 100m freestyle. Ms Hillary said the college has excelled at national competitions in the past, placing 22nd out of 145 schools nationally one year, and hopes to build on its past success. The Waiopehu College swimming team will be competing at the North Island Secondary Schools Championships in May and at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships in August this year.

requires skill, dedication and teamwork. She said it was not unusual for swimmers to put in more than 15 hours of training a week, including gym work, in the buildup to competitions. ‘‘We’ve got a great team and I’m hugely proud of their achievement. Some of our swimmers are only 14 years old and they’ve put in a fantastic performance.’’







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1.6l Auto, Import, Alloys, Bucket Seats, Bodykit & Spoiler, Tinted Windows, Climate A/C, CD Stereo, Keyless Transmission



3.6l Auto, 1 Owner, Only 60,700kms, Keyless Entry, A/C, CD Stereo, Body Kit, Spot Lights, Alloys



2.0l Auto, NZ New, Alloys, Towbar, Trac & Cruise Cont, A/C, Window Tints, Elec Windows & Mirrors



3.0l Auto, Turbo Diesel, 1 Owner, Tuff Deck, Sports Bar, Hard Top Cover, Reverse Camera, Towbar, Cruise Cont, Climate A/C



360 Oxford St.

367 3925 A/h Stu 027 347 2418; Joanne 027 660 0041; Gary 027 438 4123 FINANCE AVAILABLE AT A COMPETITIVE RATE NORMAL LENDING CRITERIA APPLIES

Horowhenua Chronicle 11-04-14  

Horowhenua Chronicle 11-04-14