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Levin farmer Ash (Ashley) Bell was the first voice to hit the airwaves of New Zealand’s Radio Reading Service (RRS) in 1987. Ash, who turned 90 this month, is still making waves at the RRS as a volunteer broadcaster and operator. The Levin-based station broadcasts New Zealandwide. ‘‘When the station was being established in 1985 land was needed for a transmitter,’’ Ash said. ‘‘I offered my farmland in Tararua Road, it wasn’t suitable and they found a place in Coventry Street.’’ Ash’s land may not have been suitable, but as a volunteer for the new station he was perfect. Completing his education at Horowhenua College, he joined the National Commercial Broadcasting head office. ‘‘I was transferred to 3ZB in Christchurch during the war, then on to 2ZB Wellington where I did accounts and copywriting.’’ Ash’s brother Bubs returned to Levin from World War II having suffered serious illness at Al Alamein

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ON AIR: Ash Bell, 90, is a volunteer extraordinaire. His voice was the first on the Radio Reading Service in 1987, and continues to be heard most days. and was unable to work on the family farm. ‘‘With Bubs out of action, I was needed on the farm,’’ Ash explains. ‘‘I took six months leave without pay, and I’m still here.’’ On Saturday May 9, 1987 at 6 o’clock the Radio Reading Service went to air for the first time.

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‘‘I gave the first live reading, it was from the Evening Post, I was a bit nervous,’’ he said. Nerves overcome, he has continued broadcasting ever since. Local listeners may find his voice familiar, not surprising as Ash was the voice behind the microphone at Horowhenua A.P. and I

show for 35 years. ‘‘I loved doing that,’’ he said. ‘‘I still have a keen interest in the show.’’ This has been a special year for Ash, as well as celebrating his 90th birthday he and wife Mary are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary this month.

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BETTER THAN HOLLYWOOD! Foxton’s Seaview Gardens have had a makeover, perhaps in preparation for the Godwit sculpture which is being installed at the southern entrance to Main Street. The walkway heads up to Foxton’s water tower which has been in place since the 1920s.

FROM THE BEEHIVE

Making most of tourism with NATHAN GUY Otaki MP Our region is lucky to have some great tourist attractions. One of the real gems is the Kapiti Island Nature Reserve which offers day tours, guided walks, and night time kiwi-spotting. However, I’m concerned the fees for visiting Kapiti Island might be putting people off enjoying this experience. I have been raising this issue with Conservation Minister Nick Smith to see if he could implement a review. When he spoke at the Electra Kapiti Business Breakfast last week he said he was concerned about the fees, was reviewing it and would have a decision in July this year. I’m sure pricing has a big effect on those who want to visit this iconic attraction and growing local tourism numbers will boost our regional economic growth. Access to the island is helped by more flights available through Kapiti

Airport. I’m a regular user of the airport and it is great being able to fly directly to Auckland and Christchurch. I attended the opening of the new Kapiti Aero Clubrooms on Saturday, which will continue to attract new members to their wonderful new facility. A lot of hard work is being done to boost tourism in our region. The cleanup of Lake Horowhenua offers great tourism potential for our community while acknowledging its cultural history. Also, the historic town of Foxton, with its iconic working

FROM MY DIARY Cabinet was on Monday. On Tuesday I opened the Beef + Lamb NZ Leaders forum in Wellington. The House is sitting this week. windmill, is a great example of how we can be proud of our Dutch history while also creating further tourism opportunities. As our economy picks up and Australia’s is softening, fewer Kiwis are looking for jobs across the Tasman. They are realising the National Government has weathered tough economic times and Budget 2014, (which was delivered yesterday), shows our growth path while also repaying debt. A growing economy will also help to attract more tourists to our beautiful part of New Zealand.

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ably new entity, we are in the middle of planning our priorities for the next 12 months and beyond. I welcome any member of the public to contact any of the Board members with suggestions or comments, and look forward to presenting to the community our achievements and progress throughout the year. CAMERON LEWIS Horowhenua Economic Development Board chairman

Interislander

Problems with the Interislander Cook Strait ferry service have once again been highlighted in the print media with the latest operational problems being experienced by the replacement ferry from Europe, Stena Alegra. Disruptions to Interislander travel have been a regular occurrence since the Aratere left the service for propeller replacement and repairs at the Singapore dockyards. Having recently travelled to the South Island with a vehicle, it certainly doesn’t give the vehicle driver and

passengers surety of reaching either Picton or Wellington on time. Past experience of interisland travel has resulted in the choice of an early morning departure from Wellington on the Kaitaki and an early afternoon departure from Picton on the Kaitaki, which currently appears to be the most stable and reliable vessel in the Interislander fleet. The oldest ship, Arahura, appears to be the main freight carrier with room for a limited number of private cars. The Kaitaki has no provision for railway wagons, which inevitably places a demand on Arahura’s railway wagon space for interisland freight. Horowhenua Residents planning to cross Cook Strait by Interislander should consider booking on the Kaitaki, with a possible back up booking on the Arahura. It is to be hoped that once the Aratere is back in New Zealand, that the Interislander service will once again be a reliable and safe way of travelling between New Zealand’s two main islands. BILL STIRLING Levin


Friday, May 16, 2014

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Ohau marae to feature on TV By FRANKIE WEBB Maori Television visited Ohau’s Kikopiri Marae to film an episode of Whare Taonga which will air on May 21 at 8pm. It is believed to be the only fully carved 19th century Ngati Raukawa house remaining in Horowhenua. Ngati Kikopiri have worked with the Historical Places Trust to ensure their museum of tribal history and art is well kept and cared for. Whare Taonga is filmed around the country as a visual archive. In the episode featuring the Kikopiri Marae, Charles Royal talks about the whare tupuna in Horowhenua, the carvings inside, the tikanga of the marae and the connection of the hapu to Te Rauparaha. Although the show explores aspects of design and construction, the history of the people behind the buildings is the primary focus, according to executive producer Meg Douglas. ‘‘The wharenui are not only physical structures, they are vessels for our stories, our histories and our futures,’’ she said. Whare Taonga won Best Ma¯ori Language Programme at the New Zealand Television Awards 2012. Series three promises iwi another chance to share their taonga, with the rest of the nation.

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NEWS IN BRIEF Grant schemes open for applications

Nearly $40,000 in funding is available from two community grant schemes that have opened for applications. The Shannon Community Development Grant provides financial support to projects that bring benefits to the Shannon community. Groups and individuals can apply for funding, with approximately $13,000 available to distribute each year. The Grant is governed by the Shannon Community Development Trust and administered by council. Applications close 5pm, Friday June 6. The Rural Halls Grant provides funding, with up to $25,000 available to distribute each year, to help non-profit societies and organisations maintain and insure rural halls throughout Horowhenua District. Applications close 5pm, Thursday July 31. Criteria and application forms for both grant schemes are available online at www.horowhenua.govt.nz/ grants. For further information, contact Community Development Officer Garreth Stevens on 06 366-0999 or garreths@horowhenua.govt.nz

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Donated mobile phones can help abuse victims BY FRANKIE WEBB Horowhenua Abuse Liaison Team (HALT) are seeking donations of old mobile phones that can be provided to victims when the need arises. A mobile phone is a relatively simple way to bring enhanced safety to victims of family violence but is out reach for many. Family violence offenders often seek to control their victims through monitoring and restricting who they can contact and talk to. This means that victims may not have a phone or, if they do, any calls, texts, or other communications may be checked by the offender, making it difficult for them to access help. It is also quite common for

offenders to smash phones to prevent such contact. In particular situations the provision of a mobile phone can make a huge difference to the safety and confidence of a person experiencing family violence. It can allow a person to feel safer, to implement a safety plan if needed, and to make contact with emergency and/or support services. If you have recently upgraded your phone, and would like to donate it, please drop off to the Levin Police Station. HALT are also keen to hear from any companies or larger organisations who provide cellphones for their staff, and may routinely upgrade them. ■ HALT can be contacted on 06 366-0540, or via ww.halt.org.nz

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Don’t miss a rare opportunity to listen to world-renowned astronomer Oxford professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, credited with having, as a student, discovered in 1967 the first pulsar, tiny stars left behind by supernova. Known as a downto-earth speaker, Dr Burnell’s talk, entitled We Are Made of Star Stuff, will show how life is made from elements created inside stars and blasted out from supernova (exploding stars). Hosted by the Horowhenua Astronomical Society, the talk will be held at Te Manawa, Palmerston North, 6.30pm, entry by gold coin. For more information contact Horowhenua Astronomical Society president Dr Stephen Chadwick on 021 054 8647.

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Police put faith in pedals The Levin Neighbourhood Policing Team took to the streets with the Police Cycle Patrols initiative this week to enhance their opportunities to engage with the Levin South Community. The cycle patrols will enable the team to be more available, and to get further away from the Kinross Street base than traditional foot patrols allow, said Constable Danny Giles. The cycle patrols are also seen as a chance to enhance Road Safety in the area with a particular focus on cycle safety being planned to run alongside its inception. The Neighbourhood Policing model is based on a number of identified drivers of crime, road safety being one of those. The police assisted the local Neighbourhood Safety Panel facilitate a community barbecue in March to gather ideas and identify ‘the communities’ issues they identified to be addressed. ‘‘There were some fantastic ideas, one of the issues identified was cycle safety and the wearing of helmets so it’s appropriate the Cops on Bikes initiative gives this issue some focus,’’ Constable Giles said. The cycle patrols have been seen out in the Levin South area since Easter weekend.

Horowhenua RNZSPCA is without an animal welfare inspector or manager for its Mako Mako Road Centre. In November last year the embattled branch was returned to the Horowhenua community after having been placed into administration over six years ago. The branch had become financially viable with a group of people willing to form a committee of management. Experienced Animal Welfare officer Linda Schwanner’s was appointed two years earlier, she had an ambition to get the branch back into community control. Job done, Linda has taken up a position in Waikato having left the Levin centre in early May. In her 30 months at the helm, Linda instigated a

Local beats on bikes with GRAEME JARVIS Community Constable

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READY FOR A RIDE AROUND THE BLOCK: Constables Dan Giles and Damien Graves with Senior Constable Fiona Barker. The bikes were introduced at the very successful Dad’s Day Out event held at Solway Street Park in Levin on the April 13. The day was a very positive experience with

genuinely excited about it,’’ Constable Giles said. If you see the team out on the streets get a picture with them and send us your ‘selfie’ with your comments to levin.npt@police.govt.nz.

great support from the Levin community and was a resounding success. ‘‘The positive comments regarding the day, and of the Cops on Bikes idea were incredible, the public seemed

Blow for RNZSPCA By FRANKIE WEBB

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number of initiatives to get the branch back on track, including starting an SPCA op shop. At the time the branch was returned to local governance, chairman of the new management committee Brian Mann acknowledged the op shop had been a driving force in the handover with its contribution to the financial health of the branch. ‘‘The shop has been fantastic, it really is the financial lifeblood of the branch,’’ Linda said. ‘‘It is in good hands with (manager) Chris, I wish the Levin RNZSPCA well for the future.’’ Committee Secretary Karen Leslie said Linda’s position had been advertised at the RNZSPCA National Office. Until such time as someone is appointed, the centre is without a manager and Horowhenua is without a

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ON THE MOVE: Horowhenua RNZSPCA centre manager and animal welfare inspector Linda Schwanner has left for the green pastures of the Waikato, leaving Horowhenua without a qualified Animal Welfare inspector. PHOTO: FRANKIE WEBB qualified Animal Welfare inspector. ‘‘Police are animal control officers,’’ Ms Leslie said. ‘‘They have the same rights, if

not more, than our inspectors, to execute search warrants etc. If people have animal welfare concerns they should contact police.’’

Residents in the Levin South area may have doubted what they have seen recently, thinking police officers do not ride bicycles. Not so, as a new Neighbourhood Policing Team initiative kicked in last week, and will see police officers patrolling on two bicycles in the neighbourhood in future. Police have bought the two new bicycles in a partnership deal with South End Cycles in Levin. Far from being a costcutting exercise, they are not replacing the patrol car. Bicycles have been used extensively both overseas and in New Zealand, and will be used in Levin as another resource in the toolkit. It is hoped that the use of bicycles will improve public engagement, and will allow officers to patrol further away from their Kinross Street base. Bicycles are multifunctional, and will provide a highly visible, highly mobile form of patrolling, with the ability to range far beyond officers on foot. Bicycle patrols will engage in a range of duties, from traffic enforcement to cycle safety education. From June 1, anyone issued with infringements will be offered diversion through a safety workshop. This week Levin police have received reports of two trailers that have been stolen. One was stolen overnight, Monday or Tuesday from a Rugby Street address. It is in new condition and is fitted with a cage, and has the number P315B. The second was taken from a Weraroa Street address, and was stolen sometime over the last month. Unfortunately this trailer is used by a number of family members and each thought one of the others had it, so did not realise it had been taken. It bears the number E719R. In both cases, the trailers had not been secured and have simply been hitched up and towed away. Levin police recovered a stolen Audi saloon last week at a local address. While making enquiries for a man wanted on a warrant to arrest, they checked a vehicle parked on the property. It was found to have been stolen about three weeks ago from Otaki. They determined that the man they were after had been seen driving the vehicle, and believed he was hiding in the house. Police obtained a key and found him hiding under a bed. He told police he had previously owned the car, and had kept a key before selling it. He then used the old key to go and steal the car back. The car has been returned to the owner, but had been re-registered since it was stolen. Police are making enquiries to determine how this had been done without the legitimate owner’s knowledge.

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Time for change in busy Youth Week

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By BAILEY DARWIN ‘Be the Change’ is the theme for this year’s Youth Week kicking off tomorrow and the 2014 Youth Voice team have been busy organising some great, fun-packed events for the week. Youth Week is the biggest project undertaken by Youth Voice, and this year’s 13 youth councillors are hoping for a record turnout to events, including the main attraction at the end of the week — Horowhenua’s Got Talent. The week aims to recognise the contributions and achievements of young people in New Zealand, and inspire people to value, support, and affirm the diversity of young people in our communities. Youth Week has proved popular in the past with young people in Horowhenua and events planned by Youth Voice this year include: - Youth Quiz at Te Takere — with lots of prizes up for grabs, enter a team of four mates and test your knowledge. Monday May 12, 4pm-5.30pm, $2 each per person. - Free movie night at Te Takere — grab your mates for a night of fun and laughs watching Disney’s Frozen. Freshly popped popcorn included! Thursday May 15, 6pm-8.30pm. - Horowhenua’s Got Talent at Te Takere — if you can sing or dance and you’re aged between 12 and 24, then the stage is set to win some great prizes including iTunes vouchers and studio time at fusion fm in the Contact Youth Space. Entries are open until May 21 and entry forms are available from the council website, all district libraries and from

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

TRANSCENDENCE

(M) 119 mins Drama/Mystery/Sci-fi (Contains violence) A terminally ill scientist uploads his mind to a computer. This grants him power beyond his wildest dreams, and soon he becomes unstoppable. Starring Johnny Depp & Morgan Freeman. Fri 16 May 8.30pm, Sat 17 May 8.30pm, Sun 18 May 8.10pm, Mon 19 May 8.30pm, Tues 20 May 8.30pm, Wed 21 May 8.30pm

GODZILLA

(M) 123 mins Action/Adventure/Sci-fi (Contains violence) The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Fri 16 May 10.10am, 3.30pm & 6pm, Sat 17 May 10.10am, 3.30pm & 6pm, Sun 18 May 10.10am & 5.40pm, Mon 19 May 10.10am, 3.30pm & 6pm, Tues 20 May 10.10am, 3.30pm & 6pm, Wed 21 May 10.10am, 3.30pm & 6pm

THE OTHER WOMAN

(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. Final Week - Fri 16 May 8.20pm, Sat 17 May 8.20pm, Sun 18 May 8.20pm, Mon 19 May 8.20pm, Tues 20 May 8.20pm, Wed 21 May 8.20pm

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HOROWHENUA Youth Councillor Bailey Darwin. college school offices. Saturday May 24, 6.30pm, door sales on the evening, $5 per adult and $2 per child (12 and under).

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

(M) 142 mins Action/Adventure/Fantasy (Contains violence) Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life. Final Week - Fri 16 May 12.40pm, Sun 18 May 3.10pm, Mon 19 May 12.40pm, Tues 20 May 12.40pm, Wed 21 May 12.40pm

WHAT’S ON Tomorrow

Levin Spinning and Weaving Club: Knitting 5000 poppies. $5 entry. Levin Memorial Hall 10am until 3pm. Anyone who would like to call in and knit a poppy welcome.

Sunday

Aroha String Quartet: Will perform at the Waikanae Memorial Hall, at 2.30pm. Enquiries are welcome on (04) 905-6070 or visit www.waikanaemusic.org.

Tuesday May 20

Horowhenua Travel Club: Meeting in the Brass Band Rooms, 82 Weraroa Road, Levin at 7.30pm. Dave Haworth will speak about and show pictures of his travels to Mongolia educating the young people how to play polo, also how he trekked about over the beautiful terrain. A light supper will be served after the meeting. Visitors and prospective members are welcome. For more information, phone Liz 368-5533.

Tuesday May 27

Levin and District Probus Club: Entertainment by Double Blend with morning tea followed by guest speaker Te Takere chief executive Jo Ransom, 9.45am, CosmopolitanClub, Levin. Visitors and new members always welcome.

Friday June 6

Foxton Tourist & Development Association (FTDA) After 5pmish: Come and meet Darren and Stella, who opened their Foxton business in April 2010 and has been a success story ever since. Everyone welcome with an interest in Foxton and Foxton Beach. 5pm, Parlato & Associates Ltd, 7 Avenue Road, Foxton. Entry $5 per person, byo, finger food provided, entry price includes a raffle valued at $50 for the winning ticket. Enquiries to Paul Andrews (06) 363-5811.

Wednesday June 11

We Are Made of Star Stuff: Lecture by Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the woman credited with having discovered Pulsars. Hosted by the Horowhenua Astronomical Society at Te Manawa, Palmerston North, 6.30pm. Gold coin entry. For more information contact Horowhenua Astronomical Society president Dr Stephen Chadwick on 021 054 8647.

Last Friday of every month

Levin Twilight Market: 5pm-8pm, Queen St Chapel Hall, Queen St East.

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

(M) 100 mins Comedy (Contains violence, offensive language, sexual references & nudity) The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Fri 16 May 10.20am, 1pm & 5.40pm, Sat 17 May 10.20am, 1pm & 5.40pm, Sun 18 May 10.20am, 1pm & 6pm, Mon 19 May 10.20am, 1pm & 5.40pm, Tues 20 May 10.20am, 1pm & 5.40pm, Wed 21 May 10.20am, 1pm & 5.40pm

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

Second Saturday of each month Horowhenua Savage Club night: From 7.30pm at the Savage Club Hall 28 Parker Ave, Levin. Everyone welcome, Admission $3 Information Phone Grahame Robertson 368-0059.

THE LEGO MOVIE

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN

(M) 123 mins Biography/Drama/Romance (Contains sex scenes) At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.

Fri 16 May 10.30am & 5.50pm, Sat 17 May 3.30pm & 5.50pm, Sun 18 May 5.50pm, Mon 19 May 10.30am & 5.50pm, Tues 20 May 5.50pm, Wed 21 May (Bring Baby Two - 10.30am) & 5.50pm

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

(M) 138 mins Drama (Contains violence) The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. Fri 16 May 12.50pm, Sat 17 May 12.40pm, Mon 19 May 12.50pm, Wed 21 May 12.50pm

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

LA BOHEME (Two sessions only)

Second Sunday each month

(E) 202 mins New Metropolitan Opera Season Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history—and with good reason. Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Rodolfo. (Prices Adult $33 & Seniors/Children $28) Sun 18 May 1pm, Tues 20 May 10.30am

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

Third Sunday of month

Fourth Monday of month Levin and District Probus Club: Cosmopolitan Club, Levin, every third Tuedsay of the month at 9.45am. Visitors and new members always welcome.

BAD NEIGHBOURS

(R16) 97 mins Comedy (Contains drug use, sex scenes & offensive language) A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.

Fri 16 May 3.20pm & 8pm, Sat 17 May 3.20pm & 8pm, Sun 18 May 3.20pm & 8.10pm, Mon 19 May 3.20pm & 8pm, Tues 20 May 3.20pm & 8pm, Wed 21 May 3.20pm & 8pm

Fourth Sunday of month Country and Variety Music Club: Masonic Village Hall, Main Street, Foxton. Every 4th Sunday, 1pm-5pm. Everyone welcome. $3 admission includes afternoon tea.

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(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. Fri 16 May 3.40pm, Sat 17 May 10.30am, Sun 18 May 10.30am, Tues 20 May 3.40pm

SON OF GOD (Limited Sessions)

First Sunday each month

Opportunity Knocks Music Club: The club meets on the third Sunday of the month at the Savage Club Hall in Parker Avenue from 1pm to 4.30pm. $3 admission. All welcome.

(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. Sat 17 May 12.50pm, Sun 18 May 12.50pm, Mon 19 May 3.40pm, Wed 21 May 3.40pm

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Friday, May 16, 2014

MTA News Muaupoko Social and Cultural Redress Workshop

The inclement weather failed to dampen the spirits of the people who turned up at Kohuturoa marae for our third Social and Cultural Workshop last weekend. Like the previous two occasions this hui provided Muaupoko descendants with an opportunity to identify opportunities to assist the Iwi meet its social and cultural responsibilities in a post Treaty settlement environment. It is vital that Muaupoko begins this process now as it will assist settlement negotiators to engage with the Crown and advocate for a settlement package that is reflective of our future needs. It was especially pleasing that a number of new faces joined those who have become regulars at these hui. Among the attendees we were lucky again to have ‘Nanny’ Noa Nicholson’s presence and input. Several brainstorming exercises were carried out covering areas such as culture, education, social wellbeing and health. The hui was facilitated by Muaupoko’s own Milly Paea and Darren Reid. Specialist advisors Tuia Group were also present. More hui and wananga on this and other subjects are to be held in the following weeks and months. These activities are open to all Muaupoko members. Dates will be shortly available on our website and Facebook pages.

Te wahine – Rakapa McGregor Keri Hori Te Pa, Desiree Paul, Charmaine Haeata and Vera Sciascia.

Our Kuia Nanny Noa Nicholson.

Community News Aotea Maori Land Court

The next Aotea Maori Land Court meeting will be held in June. Where: Muaupoko Tribal Authority - 306 Oxford Street, Levin When: 9th June 2014 Time: 10.00am to 2.30pm With: Richard Bennett (Advisory Officer) All meetings are scheduled for half hour sessions. If you require more time, please advise when you are booking your appointment. Please also be aware that Trustee Training can take up to one and a half hours. As Richard is only here once a month please bring along all your required documents and information. To arrange a booking please contact Teresa or Charmaine on: Phone: 06 367 3311 Email: admin@muaupoko.iwi.nz

Statistics New Zealand

Statistics New Zealand has produced Iwi Profiles from census data since the 1991 Census, initially for those iwi with a population of 3000 or more and then, since 2001, for those iwi with a population of more than 1000 people. For the 2013 Census Iwi Profiles, Statistics New Zealand will produce profiles for each of the iwi listed on the New Zealand Standard Classification for Iwi, regardless of their size. For some iwi this will be the first time they will receive a profile while others will be familiar with the product as they have had a profile produced before. It is important to note that the amount of information available for each profile will depend on the size of the iwi population. For iwi with smaller populations, only limited information will be available to ensure there is no breach of any requirements of the Statistics Act, including ensuring that the privacy of all individuals is protected. The Iwi Profile for Muaupoko will be published on the 19th of August 2014. Statistics New Zealand will be in Levin on Tuesday the 17th of June from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm at the Horowhenua District Council Council Chambers , 126-148 Oxford Street, Levin. It will be good for the people of Muaupoko to take advantage of the Seminar, it will be well worth it. Date: 17th June 2014 Time: 10.00 am to 12.30 pm Where: 126 – 148 Oxford Street, Horowhenua District Council – Council Chambers.

The Detection & Management of People at Risk of Suicide Seminar The Manawatu Postvention team invites you to attend this free forum is for health, education, social service professionals and workers and aims to raise awareness of suicide by providing information and education. Speaker: Robyn Girling-Butcher from Child, Adolescent & Family Mental Health and Co-Existing Disorder Service. Date: Monday, 26 May 2014 Time: 5.00pm – 7.30pm Where: Seminar Room, Palmerston North Convention Centre, Main Street, Palmerston North R.S.V.P by Tuesday, 20 May 2014 to Carolyn at Public Health Services on 06 350 9110 or email pauline.brown@midecntraldhb.govt.nz Light refreshments provided.

Te Takere large print appeal Help support the library’s hardest working collection. Sponsor a paperback for $15 or hardback for $25 and your donation will be acknowledged in the book and you will get to read it first. There are also piggy banks in the three libraries – Levin, Foxton and Shannon – for people who want to contribute in a smaller way. The books are on display in Te Takere and volunteers from Friends of the Library are on hand from 9.30am to 2pm to help with enquiries. Library staff are also happy to help.

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HEADS UP

College leaders shine in public arena By WAYNNE NAPIER acting principal A number of significant occasions in the school calendar have taken place over recent weeks which have provided opportunities for our senior student leaders to profile their capabilities. Towards the end of Term One, current and potential student leaders travelled to Wellington to participate in the National Young Leaders Day, a day involving presentations by a number of prominent New Zealand leaders from a range of fields aimed at inspiring young

people to be future leaders themselves. Senior student leaders also played a prominent part in the Anzac Day commemorations which took place in Foxton on April 25. The student leaders made contributions to the Dawn Parade at 6am, the Civic Ceremony at 9am and the concluding ceremony at the cenotaph. The college is grateful to the Foxton RSA and the Horowhenua District Council for providing these opportunities which allow students to promote their skills in the public arena. The Manawatu College Senior Ball

was held on Friday, May 2 in the college hall. This very elegant and very successful occasion requires a substantial input from a committed and well-organised team of student leaders who worked in conjunction with staff co-ordinator Mr Nathan Webb to ensure this occasion was a success. The senior ball was followed by the Howard Teppett Memorial Ball on Saturday, May 3 at the same venue,

which was organised on behalf of the Teppett family in memory of the local community champion and doctor to raise funds for a trust which will provide scholarships for the further education of college students. The winter term also signals the beginning of the secondary schools winter sports competitions with Manawatu College fielding teams in a wide range of codes. Senior sports teams will travel to Opunake High School for the annual sporting exchange on the May 27 and 28 and many of these students will return to participate in the Stage Challenge competition the following day.

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#1 Electricity: (heat pump) For a long time there has been a lot of misconception about the efficiencies of heat pumps and whether or not they really are as efficient as we have been lead to believe. The answer is yes they are; in layman’s terms the heat pump will be the cheapest form of energy that you can have in any property as long as the unit is sized correctly. Too large a unit and it will over heat a room, to small a unit and it will struggle to bring the room to temperature so it is extremely important to get the correct sizing done. For a complimentary sizing and pricing feel free to call 0800 600 321 and make sure to mention this article to receive a promotional discount. Heat pumps or Air Conditioning units as they are more commonly referred to across the ditch work on the basis that as a refrigerant gas in the eternal unit heats up through continuos contraction and expansion, a coil on the indoor unit is heated up and air from within the room is circulated over the coil thereby creating heated or cooled air inside the room dependent on the setting the unit is on. The reason the heat pump is the most efficient form of heating is because for every 1 Kilowatt of electricity you introduce into your unit, you receive up to 3 Kilowatts of heat output. In effect this is a 1:3 ratio as opposed to a 1:1 Ratio with a typical wall mounted 2 kilowatt heater. It is also well worth noting that a properly sized heat pump can cost as little as 30 cents per hour to run dependent on size and model of the unit!

#2 Natural Gas: Natural Gas heaters have really taken a technological turn especially when it comes to the intelligence and efficiencies of these units. There are a number on the market that can now be controlled via iPhone! A good brand to be looking at in this regard would be ESCEA who are based out of the Dunedin; they have really taken big strides to set themselves apart in the market place and these would be amongst the most efficient to run and can cost as little as 50 cents an hour to run.

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SENIOR BALL: Back row: Tomas Kessel, Devon Sanson. Middle row: Shannen-Lee Calder (Academic Captain), Alice Petersen and Sarah Sketcher. (head student). Front row: William Parsons (Arts captain), Tayla Jones (deputy head student), J D Kilmister (head student) and Elina Muldin.

Labour candidate won’t go on list It’s represent Kapiti and Horowhenua, or bust for Labour Candidate for Otaki Rob McCann. ‘‘Our region deserves someone in Parliament who puts this community first, party politics second,’’ he said. The Region Three Labour Party List Conference is being held this weekend in Palmerston North and local Labour candidate Rob McCann has not put his name forward. Members of Parliament are elected either by local people who vote for an MP to

represent their electorate or through a party list, which is chosen by the party. Currently there are 50 MPs elected via the list and 70 electorate MPs. The new seat in Auckland will increase this to 71 electorates. ‘‘For me, it was an easy decision to make. Our local members want someone who is committed to the region, not someone who just wants to get into Parliament. I want to represent my home.’’ he said.

Most existing properties in our region tend to have the reticulated gas heating that has been in the properties in a lot of cases since the mid 1980 s and these are also efficient although the older units can cost up to 75 cents per hour to run for a 5 kilowatt unit running on maximum setting. These heaters are best used in an insulated property whereby the heater can be turned down to a lower setting once the desired temperature has been attained inside the property.

# 3 Firewood: A good wood burner can be one of the most amazing assets to any property! Both as a feature and as sole heat source wood burners really kick out more heat than required to heat most lounges they are located in and as a result their efficiencies can be drastically reduced! The majority of wood burners in New Zealand was installed pre year 2000 and are still doing a fantastic job. How do we make them more efficient? • burn dry wood • bank them where possible • install a heat transfer system as complimentary to the unit. A good heat transfer system properly installed can be a god send to any property, transferring excess (otherwise wasted) heat to the back end of the home where the family is asleep. These significantly combat the hot to cold scenario that is prevalent in 90% of Kiwi homes with wood burners as most burners are rated between 16 kw to 22 kw, a typical lounge only requiring 4 kw! So there is a lot of wasted heat and money hence why the heat transfer kit really is a must do for every home!

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MIXED BAG: Levin Intermediate, fielding six teams this season, experienced a mix bag of results in the first of the three grading sessions being held this month, although its B1 team managed to score a decisive 37-5 win against Poroutawhao. Pictured is Centre Melinda Golding (in red and black) about to catch the ball thrown by teammate Caroline Vehikite in the Goal Attack vest.

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You’re invited to inspect Levin’s most affordable retirement lifestyle at MiLife Rosewood Park, 78 Queenwood Road, Levin. Walk around the beautiful village, inspect the available units and chat to Paul Westley, our friendly village manager, about life at this great village. Everyone is welcome, bring friends and family! For more information call Paul on (06) 368 1850. LVN140514TWnetball2:

PROMISING: The Levin East Silver netball team, playing in maroon and yellow colours, made a promising start to the season in their first grading game. Despite a 9-5 loss to Levin North Black last Saturday at Donnelly Park courts, Levin East netball coordinator Marie Mitchell said the girls showed great sportsmanship and skills that developed during the game. Pictured is Hana Kerins, Goal Attack, reaching for the ball with support from Centre Sophia Kingi.

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Ohau runner conquers Sahara By PETER FRANKLIN Extreme challenges are the spice of life for Ohau’s Steve Clark. After completing a Himalayas run, he decided to take on one of the world’s most challenging marathons, that would see him run in 50C heat across burning sand dunes and over rocky mountain ranges in one of the world’s most unforgiving environments, the Sahara Desert. Now back home in Ohau, he talked to the Horowhenua Chronicle about the planning and the execution of another extreme adventure. ‘‘After a week at home it seems that the trip was so long ago, even though it was less than a month,’’ he said. Mr Clark said he was ready to start looking at another challenge to add to his list of achievements. By far, the 29th Sultan Marathon Des Sables across the Sahara Desert has been his hardest extreme event to date, yet he finished. ‘‘That was an amazing feeling to cross the line and actually finish,’’ he said. Clarke was one of 1100 competitors who took part in this year’s 250km event. Mr Clarke said while competitors came from around the world, a large proportion were French and English. He said the average temperature during the run was 47C, sometimes it got hotter but seldom did it get below that. Mr Clark said the organisation for the event was amazing, every possible scenario had been thought of and contingency plans put in place. Full medical teams with two rescue helicopters were on standby 24/7. There were 450 volunteer support people. And before the start each competitor is given a full medical examination to ensure that they have the best possible chance of completing the distance. From New Zealand, Clark flew to Morocco, from there it was a day’s drive into the desert to the registration point, and a further day’s drive to the starting line. The scenery was spectacular — huge sand dunes, barren hills and valleys, heat haze rising up into the sky and the ruins of a former French Foreign Legion garrison. The race was broken into stages, from 40km a day to 80km a day. Running in the night was eerie, he said — the organisers had placed lights to guide the runners but the combination of the dark and quiet got the adrenaline going. Mr Clark said there was a lot that went into the trip, 12 months planning and the training to prepare his body for the heat.

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A HARD CLIMB: Soft sand mixed with rocks, makes for a difficult time for the competitors.

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GRAND RUINS: The ruins of a former French Foreign Legion garrison dominates the landscape. ‘‘I used to put three layers of clothing on, in our summer, and carry a 15kg pack to go for a run.’’ Clark said, although once you got into a routine, it became second nature, ‘‘your body adjusts’’. He said it was one of those things that you do simply because ‘‘you want to and can’’. ‘‘Some people are satisfied watching

TV, some dream of doing something extreme but never do, I enjoy pushing myself to the limit,’’ he said. Clark believes there is another extreme test out there for him — just what it is he does not know yet, but sooner rather than later he will find it and the process of planning and training will start all over again, and the excitement will begin to pump through his body again.

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MADE IT TO THE FINISH: Ohau extreme runner Steve Clark relaxes after completing a 250 kilometre run through the Sahara Desert.

Health and wellness afternoon at Summerset. This Monday we’ll be welcoming Ingrid Bat, a Levin physio to our village, to learn about how we can protect ourselves and stay safe within our home. Being mobile and able to get around easily is really important. You may be interested for your own sake or you may be thinking about a parent – either way the talk will offer some helpful advice and tips. There will be plenty of time for questions as well as free afternoon tea. For more information about the afternoon, or to find out about the residential care we can offer in the village, please call Robyn Minchin on 06 367 3085. You’ll find our retirement village, Summerset by the Ranges at 102 Liverpool Street.

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Monday 19 May 1.30pm–2.30pm with guest speaker Ingrid Bat followed by a free afternoon tea

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ANNUAL PLAN SUBMISSIONS NOW IN Submissions to Horizons Regional Council’s draft Annual Plan are all in and chairman Bruce Gordon is looking forward to hearing from members of the public next week. The draft Annual Plan outlines the work Horizons will

indicated their wish to speak to their submission. Topics brought up are varied and range from environmental education to stopbanks. This year Council mailed the draft Annual Plan summary of proposal to households

do in the year ahead and what it will cost. On average, rates are expected to increase 4.496 per cent, depending on where people live in the region. There were 215 points raised within the 81 submissions received and 40 people have

throughout the region. People who have indicated they wish to speak to their submissions will get this opportunity in Wanganui on Monday and in Palmerston North on Monday and Wednesday. Members of the public can sit in

on these hearings and an agenda is available on Horizons website www.horizons.govt.nz under Strategy and Policy. Council will then deliberate on what they have heard and are expected to adopt the final Annual Plan in June.

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Meadow Fresh cream (whipped) Pams jam

2. Add cold water to the water level shown on the pack.

maple syrup

3. Replace the cap tightly. Turn upside down and tap cap sharply on bench to loosen mix. 4. Shake vigorously for 1-2 minutes. 5. Pour batter into hot, non-stick frying pan to desired size (approx 10cm). 6. Cook over a medium heat 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown. 7. Serve topped with jam and Meadow Fresh cream or pour over maple syrup.

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TOP DAY: Levin turned on the weather for Central Bowling Club Levin Men’s Invitation Fours that drew 32 teams from across the lower North Island.

Fab four bag third trophy with another unbeaten run By TANYA WOOD Host club members were part of the winning team that clinched the Steinlager trophy and $2000 prizemoney in Central Bowling Club Levin’s $10,000 Men’s Invitation Fours Tournament last weekend. It was the third time since the tournament was established five years ago that David Walker (Central), Danny

Madden (Central), Shane Rogers and Ray Lovie (both from Manawatu) went through undefeated to take the trophy. This year’s event attracted 32 teams (128 players) from around the lower North Island, 26 from outside the region including Waikato, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Wellington playing for the $10,000 purse allocated from first to 14th placings in the trophy event. Teams can be made up of composite

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players, from different clubs, and the tournament format ensures all 32 teams play on all three days, eight games of 18 ends in total. ‘‘It’s no mean feat to go through all eight games without a loss, and especially against such strong competition as there was this year,’’ tournament chairman Barry Taylor said. The field included Blake Signal, selected to represent New Zealand at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and noted players such as Wally Hurley (Hawera), Terry Johnson (Manawatu), Kevin Coombes (Wanganui), Kyle McGowan (Te Awamutu), Stan Leitch (Upper Hutt) and Peter Toomey (Wellington). Closer to home were Rex Holmes (Paraparaumu), Ray Boffa (Paraparaumu) and Phil Edwards (Raumati South). Mr Taylor said the good weather over the three-day event set the scene for a highly competitive and entertaining tournament. ‘‘Already 26 teams have signed up for next year, so it would seem we’ve struck the right formula. The popularity of the tournament has grown significantly in the last five years and we’re extremely grateful to all our sponsors.’’ Results of the Central Bowling Club Levin $10,000 Men’s Invitation Fours: Winners of the Steinlager Trophy and $2000 purse: David Walker (Central), Danny Madden (Central), Shane Rogers (Manawatu), Ray Lovie (Manawatu) Runners Up: Mark Anderson, Wally Hurley, Alex McKay, John Roberts (Hawera) Third placed: Bill Moran (Central), Phil

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WINNERS: The winning men’s composite team from left: David Walker (Central), Danny Madden (Central) holding the Steinlager trophy, Shane Rogers and skipper Ray Lovie (both from Manawatu). Edwards (Raumati South), Ron Snowden (Raumati South), Gil Lowry (Raumati South). Sunday showdown: 1 Blake Signal (Stokes Valley), Terry Johnson (Manawatu), Jason Puddick (Manawatu), Eric Watson (Manawatu), 2 Robbie Garraways (Raumati South and Wellington Combined team, 3 Dennis Richards, John Clayton, Peter Gibbs, Warren Fisher (Wairarapa).


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SERVICE DIRECTORY

Go With The Flow His distinctive white van sporting big blue bubbles is usually noticed somewhere in Manawatu or Horowhenua. For 21 years Matt has offered local plumbing and gas fitting renovation and maintenance services. He started Go with the Flow Levin Ltd five years ago. Matt prides himself on being straight to the point and believes his honesty and workmanship is reflected in repeat business and referrals. It seems nothing is too much trouble for Matt. He has established a good reputation and his services are sought by landlords, property mana-

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OPEN HOMES

OPEN HOMES 18 MAY

OPEN HOMES Sunday 18th May 2014 47 MacArthur Street

Sun 12.00-12.45pm

4 Oslo Place

Sun 12:00 - 12:45pm

11 Montgomery Street

Sun 1:00 -1:45pm

Reduced to sell

$225,000

Lovely Family Home

$243,000

19 Marlborough Street

2.00-2.30 $585,000 17 Riveredge Tce, Ohau 6742sqm, 3 bedroom, modern interior, rural outlook, separate 2 bedroom cottage

LEVIN

Motivated Sellers

$318,000

1.00-1.30 POA 23 Kings Drive, Levin Brick, 3 double bedrooms, open plan kitchen/dining, double garage, close to schools

Sunday 18 May

LEVIN $305,000

12.00-12.30pm

626 Queen Street

$188,000

12.45-1.15pm

650 Queen Street

$229,000

1.00-1.30pm

3 Baden Stret

$193,000

1.45-2.15pm

20 Queenwood Road

$379,000

2.30-3.00pm

4 Argyle Avenue

$355,000

OPEN HOMES

SHANNON

Sun 2.00 - 2.45pm

Great Family Home

12.00-12.30pm

47 Grey Street

Tender

Open Home Times: Saturday, 17th April 2014 Shannon

P: (06) 367 0820 PGG Wrightson Real Estate Ltd $198,000

13A Kent Street

Real Estate Agent—REAA 2008

Sun 1:00 - 1:45pm

So close to town

$245,000

50 Winchester Street

Friday, May 16, 2014

Sun 2:00 - 2:45pm

Immaculate Townhouse

7 Stout Street

$215,000

11:00am 11:30am

10 Stout Street

$74,000

11:30am 12:00pm

6 Stout Street

$169,000

11:30am 12:00pm

79 Laward Road

$325,000

1:00pm 1:30pm

51 Laward Road

BEO $300,000

2:00pm 2:30pm

9 Minnie Street

$146,000

3:00pm 3:30pm

Open Home Times: Sunday, 18 April 2014 th

$212,000

570 Queen Street

Sun 1:00 - 1:45pm

$139,000

2/6 Parker Ave

Sun 1:00 - 1:45pm

Ready to Downsize

$369,000

17 Churchill Street

85 Kennedy Drive

Sun 2:00 - 2:45pm

Sun 2:00 - 2:45pm

Something different, 2 living areas plus huge sleepout

$235,000

Sunday 18th May 2014 11.30-1.00

Enough room for the whole family, walk to town

$269,000

158A Cambridge Street Sun 3:00 - 3:45pm

Privately tucked away, all day sun

4/91 Mako Mako Road, Levin

Trackside Villas

$225,000

12.15-12.45

48a Queenwood Road, Levin

3 Brm, 2 living, private setting

$199,000

12.30-1.00

69a Queen Street, Levin

Tidy 2brm t/house very close to town 1.00-1.30

18 Gardner Street

Sun 3:00 - 3:45pm

Enter in to the property market with this one

OFFERS

1 Norrie Street

Sunny 2dbl brm unit+studio w/floor shwr

3 Brm, o/plan living, handy to schools

$159,000 45 Kings Drive, Levin

3 Brm, dble gge, 1037m² section 1.45-2.15

Buy now, Don’t Regret

$242,000 30 Hannan Street, Levin

Great location f/fenced 3 brm big gge $350,000

2 Vista Road

Sun 2:00 - 2:40pm

A must see House + Acres

$428,000

198 Tararua Road

2.00-2.30

Sun 1:00 -1:45pm

Garages galore, solid home & paddock

$120,000

2.00-2.30

232 Cambridge Street, Levin

3 Brm, 2 living, conservatory, dble gge

10 Tullahoma Way

Sun 2.00 - 2.45pm

New stunning 4 bedroom home and land

Family hme add yr décor pvte 1166m section

25 Western Rise

Super tidy 2 brm t/house

$139,000 128 Cambridge Street, Levin

3.15-3.45 Sun 3:00 - 3:45pm

$139,000

Rural

Stylish brick home, triple garaging & paddock

176 Arapaepae Road, Levin

1.00-1.45 $415,000

602 Hokio Beach Road

New to the Market

Sun 1:00 - 2:00pm

$210,000

24 Tasman Street, Levin

2 Brm unit, close to town $605,000

$239,000

22a Kings Drive, Levin

2.30-3.00 3.00-3.30

$592,000

$177,000

4/4 Princes Street, Levin

2 Brm, sgl gge, brick & tile

RURAL/LIFESTYLE

$179,000

6 Drake Street, Levin

1.15-1.45 Sun 1:00 - 1:45pm

$173,000

2 Harrow Street, Levin

1.00-1.30 $170,000

Foxton

OPEN HOMES

Low maintenance brick, close to town

Sheds for the man, house for the lady 2.30-3.30

34-38 Forest Road, Waitarere Beach

Refurbished 1950’s kiwi classic, 1 ¼ acres 1.00-2.00

$299,000 $390,000

46 Heatherlea East Road, Levin

3 Brm farmhouse on 7 acres

242 Foxton Shannon Road $345,000 56 Norbiton Road

11:00am 11:30am 1:00pm 1:30pm

5 Thynne Street

$320,000

1:45pm 2:15pm

27 Avenue Road

$245,000

2:30pm 3:00pm

29 Victoria Street

$220,000

2:30pm 3:00pm

9A Howe Street

$250,000

3:15pm 3:45pm

$150,000

4:00pm 4:30pm

53 Cook Street

Foxton Beach 10 Seabury Avenue

$299,000

37 Edinburgh Terrace

$165,000

1:00pm 1:30pm

18A Roore Street

$145,000

1:00pm 1:30pm

5 Queen Street

$165,000

1:00pm 1:30pm

10 Mack Street

$185,000

1:45pm 2:15pm

92 Seabury Avenue

$145,000

1:45pm 2:15pm

64 Andrews Street

$335,000

1:45pm 2:15pm

5 Marine Parade North

$260,000

2:30pm 3:00pm

10 Trafalgar Street

$264,000

2:30pm 3:00pm

17 Marine Parade

Negotiation

3:15pm 3:45pm

64 Edinburgh Terrace

BEO $249,000

12:15pm 12:45pm

4:00pm 4:30pm

Himatangi Beach $205,000

46 Himatangi Street

12:00pm 12:30pm

Levin 7 Rata Street

$139,000

10:00am 10:30am

22 Cornwall Street

$229,000

11:00am 11:30am

152 Tiro Tiro Road

$158,000

11:45am 12:15pm

9 Sussex Street

$165,000

12:00pm 12:30pm

8C Sussex Street

$259,000

1:00pm 1:30pm

157 Hokio Sand Road

BEO $395,000

1:00pm 1:45pm

2 Corfe Castle Lane

$445,000

2:00pm 2:30pm

1A Windsor Place

$169,000

2:00pm 2:30pm

66 Meadowvale Drive

$185,000

2:30pm 3:00pm

2/44 Durham Street

$149,000

2:45pm 3:15pm

37 Read Street

$220,000

3:00pm 3:30pm 3:00pm 3:30pm

145 Fairfield Road

$455,000

27 Parsons Avenue

$199,000

4:00pm 4:30pm

25 Adkin Avenue

$187,000

4:00pm 4:30pm

30-32 East Road

$295,000

11:00am 11:30am

68 Stafford Street

$110,000

11:45am 12:15pm

36 Whittaker Street

$172,000

12:30pm 1:00pm

67 Nathan Terrace

$60,000

1:15pm 1:45pm

$153,000

2:00pm 2:30pm

Shannon

2 Vance street

$319,000

Cnr Oxford & Queen Streets, Levin Contact: (06) 367 9333

$235,000

Waitarere Beach 18 Hydrabad Drive

$289,000

1:00pm 1:30pm

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VOLUNTEER firefighters at work, they responded to the siren after a 111 call.

Old siren still the best way to alert firefighters By PETER FRANKLIN Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of discussion about the fire siren, whether in this age of technology it is needed. Some have voiced the opinion that it is a nuisance, sounding at all hours of the day and night. Levin volunteer Chief Fire Officer Lindsay Walker has defended the siren and its use. He said, while the volunteer firefighters had pagers and cellphones, these could be unreliable, at times they could be effected by weather conditions and messaging delayed because of overloading of the system. While he appreciates that at times the siren to some is an annoyance, it is a reliable way of alerting the volunteers of an emergency, whether it be a fire or motor vehicle crash or a medical situation. The siren is also a warning for an impending natural disaster. The siren also reassures the community that help is on the way to those who are in potential danger. Mr Walker said they had seen a number of comments made in the Horowhenua Chronicle by members of the public that were positive and he would like to thank those people for their support on this issue. He said something people needed to remember was that the station is not manned 24/7 as in the cities, that have fulltime paid staff. Horowhenua relies on the community-minded men and women who volunteer to take on this very important community service.


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Ritchie loves life in rugby’s slow lane By TANYA WOOD Rugby referee Ritchie Cornell is nothing if not fair. He’s more than happy to run the ball for both teams. ‘‘It adds a bit of colour to the game. If I think someone is running too fast past me, I’ll tackle them. If a team is getting beaten, I’ll say ‘pass the ball and I’ll take it up’. I’m not biased, I’ll play for both sides.’’ Cornell, 55, has been refereeing Golden Oldies rugby matches for about 20 years and was recognised for his commitment to Horowhenua Crusaders Rugby Football Club with life membership, joining Michael and Patricia MacGregor, the late Frank Quayle, Kevin Berquist, and Bill and Christine Moyle. Honoured by the award, Cornell said he did not expect it. ‘‘It is wonderful to be acknowledged in this way for something I love doing.’’ Cornell was 27 and playing as a winger for the Levin Wanderers when he started playing for the Crusaders to make up numbers. ‘‘You have to be 35 to play Golden Oldies so while the rest of the team was having a port at halftime, they’d give me kahlua and milk to slow me down. Once that starts to curdle in your stomach, you know about it alright.’’ Preferring refereeing to playing, it’s a role that has seen Cornell invited to referee at Golden Oldies matches all around the country and overseas at world festivals, including Adelaide, 15 years ago, Wellington in 2007 and now

GOLDEN OLDIES Horowhenua Crusaders Golden Oldies Rugby Football Club, established in 1976 at Ohau Domain, numbers about 30 regular players including three women. Players must be aged 35 or older and previous rugby experience, although useful, is not a requirement — the emphasis is on fun, friendship and fraternity. The game is semi-contact — over vigorous rucking, counter rucking and reckless driving into tackles, rucks and mauls are not permitted. Matches are generally played in three 20-minute periods with a three-minute rest period between each period of play. The same rugby rules apply with a few exceptions, including: - players wearing red shorts holding the ball can’t be tackled; - players wearing gold/yellow shorts holding the ball can’t be touched; - players wearing purple shorts holding the ball can’t be touched and have a free run up to 15 metres before they must pass the ball to another player. ■ For more information about the Horowhenua Crusaders Rugby Football Club, contact president Michael MacGregor on 027 232 5281. ■ For information about the Golden Oldies netball, Crusaders All Shapes, contact Wai Gripp on 06 368-8275.

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OLD GOLD: Levin’s Ritchie Cornell, right, is made a life member of the Golden Oldies Horowhenua Crusaders Rugby Football Club, seen here Crusaders president Michael MacGregor. Argentina in September, where he expects to referee about five games over two weeks. The inaugural international Golden Oldies rugby festival was

held in Auckland in 1979 with more than 15 teams taking part and this year’s festival is expected to attract more than 100 teams from around the world.

‘‘There are no winners, every game is a draw but there is usually a bit of rivalry between the Aussies and Kiwis and some players can get over

enthusiastic, shall we say, but generally the camaraderie among teams is fantastic. ‘‘You meet so many good people, including former All Blacks, and make friends all round the country and all over the world. That’s the real beauty of the game,’’ he said.

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WEB ID LU35593 LEVIN 66 Meadowvale Drive VIEW Sunday 18 May 2.30 - 3.00pm This low maintenance initial home is elevated for views and the sun. Featuring three bedrooms positioned away from the main living area, a separate lounge with wood burner, newish kitchen with dishwasher and a new hot water cylinder. There is a fantastic new deck Debby Turner for great outdoor living. With internal access into a big Mobile 021 617 482 double garage and a fully fenced very secure back Office 06 366 0663 yard, this home is perfect Home 06 368 9400 debby@propertybrokers.co.nz

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LEVIN & SHANNON

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Potential to add value

Great starter

4 Bedrooms!

Family Lifestyle Property

OPEN HOME $159,000 WEB ID LU35685 $169,000 WEB ID LU36541 $260,000 WEB ID LU35407 BEO $395,000 WEB ID LL36845 LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN 73 Queenwood Road 49 Green Ave 4 Dudley Street 157 Hokio Sand Road Motivated vendors! Popular north east Looking for first home maybe? This Great location, walk to school. Viewing is Just 7km from town but a world away, this 3 3 4 3 location, 3 bedrooms, large lounge with property would suit all sorts of buyers. Low recommended for all families. modern brick house was built less than wood burner, kitchen with separate maintenance Hardiplank and aluminium, a Fantastic modern kitchen with new two and a half years ago. Sited for the sun, laundry and a new bathroom. A lot of big spacious lounge with a heat pump and appliances, open plan dining and lounge, and with wonderful views of the Tararuas 1 1 1 2 work has been done, but still some to go. insulation in the ceiling. Situated in a nice fully insulated, HRV system and heat from the spacious open plan living area Rental appraisal $225 - $235pw. quiet street close to schooling. pump. Lots of parking space. and dream kitchen. 4046sqm (in 2 paddocks) 2 2 VIEW Sunday 18 May 1.00 - 1.45pm

Debby Turner 021 617 482

Debby Turner 021 617 482

A home with warmth

Large Spacious Townhouse

OPEN HOME

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Debby Turner 021 617 482

Great family home

Mary Dacombe-Bird 029 573 5161

Investment or First Home

$229,000 WEB ID LU36537 $169,000 WEB ID LU35314 $181,000 WEB ID LU36470 $90,000 WEB ID LU36582 LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN 22 Cornwall Street 1A Windsor Place 33 Duke Street 5 Hinemoa Street A lovely property with some wonderful If you are looking for a large spacious unit This home has the charm of the 1960s Priced to sell. This 3 bedroom home is easy 3 2 3 3 touches for modern day living. Spacious with plenty of storage, an easy care small when homes were built to stand the test of living and its affordable. Big backyard to living, sun drenched summer house and section with lovely gardens then look no time. Schooling and many amenities close entertain in. Vendor has said "Get this at hand. This home is ideal for your first sold!" So don't delay, call today to come featuring a family room, lounge, 3 further. 1 1 1 1 move into the property market. Call now and view this well priced home. A great bedrooms, shower, bath, and separate The master bedroom is spacious with two to view. opportunity for a buyer. toilet. Large 7x7m garage, garden shed double wardrobes, and also has a separate and glass house. hobbies room. 2 1 1 VIEW Sunday 18 May 11.00 - 11.30am

VIEW Sunday 18 May 2.00 - 2.30pm

Clive Williams 027 240 9265

Clive Williams 027 240 9265

Please sparkle me up!

We want SOLD today!

OPEN HOME

Rohan Teaz 027 433 0041

A mancave with a home

Michael Utting 021 675 721

Fantastic views

OPEN HOME

WEB ID LU33624 $165,000 WEB ID LU36511 $395,000 WEB ID LU36212 WEB ID LU36770 $175,000 $60,000 LEVIN SHANNON LEVIN LEVIN 2 Dorset Street 67 Nathan Terrace 9 Sussex Street 220A Cambridge Street This two bedroom property is well This two bedroom cottage with big Be sure to check this out, especially those Looking to accommodate the larger 2 2 2 3+ maintained and well presented that wish to work from home, the options garaging and additional carport is in need family? Superior views, 3 bedrooms + are numerous here with approximately of lots of work, but has huge potential and throughout. Featuring a single garage, office, 3 living areas and 2 bathrooms. 80m2 of garaging. The home is completely is priced to meet the market. garden shed, sun porch and an established Immaculate with excellent chattels. 1 1 1 2 refurbished and the low maintenance Call me to view, what could be potentially low maintenance garden. This home is Supersized room downstairs with own 640m2 section is well fenced. a very attractive property. lovely and sunny with a quiet backyard. entrance, kitchenette and toilet. Ideal for guests or family. 1 1 1 2 VIEW Sunday 18 May 12.00 - 12.30pm VIEW Sunday 18 May 1.15 - 1.45pm View By Appointment View By Appointment

Michael Utting 021 675 721

Location! Location!

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Family on the move

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Is location paramount?

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Move in today

OPEN HOME WEB ID LU36473 $199,000 WEB ID LU36865 $370,000 WEB ID LU36491 $187,000 WEB ID LU36162 NEGOTIATION LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN 24a Lancaster Street 50 Trafalgar Street 72 Highbury Drive 25 Adkin Avenue The architect/builder who designed this The roof, insulation, wiring, are as new, An enviable neighbourhood, north facing, This three bedroom home plus extra 3 3 4 3 impressive home certainly had futuristic the exterior of the home and garage has four bedrooms including a master with accommodation comprising of studio room vision and this property was definitely been repainted. Everything has been done ensuite. This brick and aluminium property plus shower and toilet, is awaiting those designed to stay in vogue. for the next owners to enjoy. The section is has been introduced to the market, that wish for extra space for extended 1 1 2 2 Should you be wishing for different, with a well fenced, grounds are easy-care and seeking a family or couple who wish to family or guests. Featuring separate lounge light, private and warm ambience then this beautifully maintained. have space and low maintenance. with woodburner. must be viewed 1 1 2 1 VIEW Sunday 18 May 4.00 - 4.30pm Margrit 027 455 7706 Murray 027 490 4773

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Clive Williams

Ready to go the extra mile for you

LEVIN Mobile 027 240 9265 Office 06 366 1081

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Cottage in the Country

Lifestyle

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

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Wow! Garden by the Beach

$325,000 WEB ID LL36938 BEO $300,000 WEB ID FTL35054 SHANNON SHANNON 79 Laward Road 51 Laward Road If you are looking for a lifestyle you never When you have had a stressful day in town 2 2 thought possible then you need to see this what better way to relax than to head out property to believe that dreams do come to your own rural retreat and relax with a true. When you drive down the avenue of glass of wine amongst your own beautiful 1 1 trees the seasons will always change. There gardens and watch the sunset to end a is an established garden with trees. perfect day. VIEW Saturday 17 May 1.00 - 1.30pm

2

Clive 027 240 9265 Murray 027 490 4773

Villa Charm Residence

VIEW Saturday 17 May 2.00 - 2.30pm

1

Lyn 027 436 7596 Clive 027 240 9265

Shannon's hidden treasure

OPEN HOME

WEB ID LU36923 WAITARERE BEACH OPEN HOME OPEN HOME 18 Hydrabad Drive VIEW Sunday 18 May 1.00 - 1.30pm $215,000 WEB ID LU36049 $146,000 WEB ID LU36374 You would not believe what a fantastic flower and SHANNON SHANNON vege garden you can grow, within a 300 metre easy 7 Stout Street 9 Minnie Street stroll to a prime Waitarere Beach location. This home If you are looking for a special home for Peaceful picturesque setting a must see. 4+ 2 features two covered outdoor living areas for all year your family to grow up where they can When you drive through the avenue of round enjoyment, where you can entertain family and play, climb trees and explore the 2,286 trees, you will find this two bedroom home friends. Featuring a walk-in pantry and large living section then look no further. It also offers a 1+ set on one of Shannon's picturesque hills, 1 areas with a cosy wood burner. The master bedroom is one bedroom self contained flat. complete with views of the Tararua's. It located downstairs and upstairs there are two has a cosy Kent log fire. VIEW Saturday 17 May 11.00 - 11.30am bedrooms and a study, which can be used as a third 1 1 VIEW Saturday 17 May 3.00 - 3.30pm Clive Williams bedroom. There is a double car garage and a large Mobile 027 240 9265 single garage. Office 06 366 1081 Clive 027 240 9265 Lyn 027 436 7596

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Super action to cap season By PETER FRANKLIN The promoters of Robertson Holden International speedway promised fireworks on the final night of the season and that is what the large crowd got both on and off the track. With five months to rebuild their cars, it was a simple case of not holding anything back and, those who had been holding a grudge or two, had the chance to clear the air. And that seemed to be the case between William Humphries and Peter Rees, and 126p Asher Rees and 29p Stuart Rackman. However, the large crowd had first and foremost come to see the big bangers battle it out in the final of the Lucas Oils Superstocks series. Fans were disappointment early in the race meeting when an in-form 98p Craig Humphries collected the airborne car of 46w Allen Levien, damaging Humphries’ rollcage and ending his season prematurely. With the ever-improving Humphries was left on the infield, racing was dominated by 58p Peter Bengston, 52p Scott Joblin, 3nzp Graeme Barr and 10p Peter Rees for the top spots in most of the remaining races, along with 19c Malcolm Ngatai from Christchurch, and 31p Andy McCabe who took out heat three. Joblin won the round at a canter with 79 points, followed by Bengston on 74, Rees

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THE grudge continued between two of the top Palmerston North drivers, Peter Rees was again on the receiving end of a big nudge from 94p William Humphries. 73 and Barr 72. This gave Joblin overall victory in the Lucas Oil series, ahead of Barr, Bengston and Rees. A 20-lap Shootout in grid order of series placings ended the 2013/14 season for the superstock jockies, with Barr putting in a

fantastic drive ahead of Rees and 62p Adam Joblin. Rees’ performance in his new tank, coupled with the misfortune of Humphries, saw the Oroua Downs’ stockcar chassis builder top the Travel Smart season points.

Larsen claims Minisprints prize with big finish The battle for season points for the Minisprints was a case of punch and counter-punch. 8p Nathan Jefferies won the opening heat from 38a Donald Kuriger to take the overall points lead, with 2nzp Jamie Larsen re-taking the lead by winning the second race. 28p Nelson Hartley cleared out to win

the feature from 93p Karl McGill, but a sensational drive from the back of the field up to third secured the season points in Larsen’s favour. The minisprints have been a popular class up and down the country this season, on Saturday cars arrived from Stratford, Wellington and Auckland. ■ A 37-strong Stockcar field provided

Rose rolls on to Ministocks title By PETER FRANKLIN While Stratford’s Anton Scherrer 98s and 255p Seatton Hay were the Ministocks race winners, those in the know had their eyes firmly fixed on the battle raging between 83p Dylan Rose and 65p Blake Barnett for season points honours. Rose put in a superb drive from the back in the first race to finish second, while Barnett struck a run of bad luck in the late part of the season, costing him the lead. In the Youth Ministocks, a massive field arrived in the pits for the final meeting and had to be split in half for a pair of races each, before being combined for an all-in feature. James Mallia 99p was again the pick of the bunch, completing his dominant season points victory with a race win and second place in the 42-car feature. It was not all home town glory as visiting

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THE last night of speedway was a big deal for Levin’s Stu Russell in the 61p car. His ministock took to the track with a little added signwriting, for all the crowd to see and one person in particular. Russell had to wait till the race had finished to get the answer and, with much encouragement from the commentators, Samatha said yes. drivers took the lion’s share of race wins. 84r Dean Cooper, 55r Tyson Wright and 45s

they wanted and won the first race. But Humphrey and Franklin came back to win the second, meaning the duos were still neckand-neck heading into the last race. Aucklanders Glen Murray and Ann Plummer got the best start and lead

SPEEDWAY RESULTS Results from Saturday May 10: Superstocks: Heat One: 58p Peter Bengston, 52p Scott Joblin, 3nzp Graeme Barr, 10p Peter Rees, 62p Adam Joblin, 19c Malcolm Ngatai. Fastest Lap: 3nzp 18.1711. Heat Two: 52p, 10p, 58p, 19c, 15v Kyle Heibner, 3nzp. Fastest Lap: 58p 18.0837. Heat Three: 31p Andy McCabe, 52p, 3nzp, 19c, 10p, 58p. Fastest Lap: 3nzp 18.2889. Shootout: 3nzp, 10p, 62p, 58p, 282s Phil Ogle, 19c. Fastest Lap: 58p 18.4647. Stockcars: Race One: 357p Aaron Iremonger, 99p Ron Tye, 67p Alec Wilson, 2nzp Chevron Taniwha, 76p Cameron Renwick, 557p Darrel Wallace. Fastest Lap: 357p 19.5631. Race Two: 94p William Humphries, 971p Randal Tarrant, 557p, 2nzp, 46w Keegan Levien, 11p Peter Rees. Fastest Lap: 992p 19.3664. Feature: 94p, 67p, 2nzp, 22w Richard Gaskin, 557p, 10p Josh Prentice. Fastest Lap: 2nzp 19.4149. Minisprints: Race One: 8p Nathan Jefferies, 38a Donald Kuriger, 9p Chris Ash, 2nzp Jamie Larsen, 48p Christian Hermansen, 4w Shane Simpson. Fastest Lap: 38a 15.4894. Race Two: 2nzp, 48p, 5s Warren Riddick, 4w, 38a, 28p Nelson Hartley. Fastest Lap: 2nzp 15.4559. Feature: 28p, 93p Karl McGill, 2nzp, 48p, 8p, 9p. Fastest Lap: 28p 15.4103. Sidecars: Group One -Heat One: 42p Steve King & Sam Carter, 58p Simon Windelborn & Austin Windelborn, 51b Kim Johnston & Kerry Johnston Group Two - Heat One: 96p Mark Whye & Jacob Cooper, 1nzp Paul Humphrey & Ben Franklin, 21a Glen Murray & Ann Plummer. Group One - Heat Two: 1nzp, 96p, 58p. Group Two - Heat Two: 51b, 21a, 26p Josh Lambert & Tammy Prichard. Group One - Heat Three: 51b, 58p, 69v Jason Rees & Aaron Rose. Group Two - Heat Three: 96p, 1nzp, 21a. Adult Ministocks Race One: 98s Anton Scherrer, 83p Dylan Rose, 28s Blair Uhlenberg, 55p Scott Penn, 10p Matt Phippen, 31p Ayrton Smith. Fastest Lap: 28s 20.6789. Race Two: 255p Seatton Hay, 55p, 28s, 82s Hamish Booker, 83p, 17p Daniel Burmeister. Fastest Lap: 28s 20.7102. Youth Ministocks: Group One - Race One: 84r Dean Cooper, 15p Luke Miers, 15w Robert Austin, 28b Trent Palamountain, 42s Cameron Swift, 99p James Mallia. Fastest Lap: 84r 21.5765. Group Two - Race One: 55r Tyson Wright, 247p David Marshall, 66a Hayden Hart, 46w Ethan Levien, 65s Connor Glasgow, 8p Jackson Booth. Fastest Lap: 55r 20.7303. Group One - Race Two: 99p, 31w Josh Patterson, 58s Bayley Betts, 88s Carol Podjursky, 15p, 84r. Fastest Lap: 15p 20.2856 Group Two - Race Two: 45s Joshua Trott, 61s Jacob Higgins, 52w Ashlee Robertson, 55s Ryan Little, 72a Cody McKee, 247. Fastest Lap: 55r 20.2236. Feature: 65s, 99p, 66a, 88s, 8p, 64p Cameron Wright. Fastest Lap: 55r 19.8961.

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Joshua Trott carried the chequered flag, with 65s Connor Glasgow taking out the feature.

Sidecars battle goes to the wire A season-long battle sidecars between 96p Mark Whye and Jacob Cooper and the all-conquering 1nz Paul Humphrey and Ben Franklin has thrilled the crowds where ever the two outfits have appeared. Last Saturday Whye and Cooper got the start

the usual thrills and spills, with a new star emerging at the front over the last few weeks. 94p William Humphries took the battle to five-time New Zealand Champion Peter Rees and, after ensuring Rees scored no points in the opener, Humphries went on to win the next two races and clear out as season points winner by a sizeable margin.

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the field into turn one, with the two protagonists trailing behind. Exiting the first turn, they both tried to force their way into the lead. Whye and Cooper came out in front and carried on to a season points victory over 1nz Humphrey and Franklin.

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GLASGOW-BOUND: ExHorowhenua girl and current New Zealand women’s mountain bike champion, Kate Fluker is heading to Glasgow.

Fluker set for Games By TANYA WOOD

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TOP TEAM: The Levin BMX Club team that competed at the National Championships held in Tauranga in April. By TANYA WOOD Levin BMX Club has marked the end of this year’s season with some outstanding achievements. Club president Jason Cross said it had been the most successful year since the club recommenced in 2009, with two riders placed in the top eight for their age groups, and one of those riders taking the National Champion title. At the BMX Nationals, held in Tauranga over the Easter weekend, Riley Nikolajenko, 6, took the championship title in his age group and Lisharna MacKay, 16, achieved eight in the women’s national rankings

riding in the 17-29 female age group, against some of the country’s elite riders. Daniel Haley, 11, made the semifinals for the first time, as did Lachlan Nikolajenko, 8, who narrowly missed out on a finals spot in his age group. Byrin Nikolajenko, 10, made the quarterfinals in his age group, while Brooke Day, 5, and Tahlia Sievers, 6, both competing for the first time, achieved respectable ninth and 12th places. Other team members Cody Crosland, 13, and Zachary Houlihan, 8, improved their national rankings, and James Day, 8, while riding well was unable to improve his ranking.

Ken Fiest, 39, in his first BMX season, finished first, taking the national series title in the 30-39 male age group. ‘‘The team’s positive attitude shone throughout the weekend and they are a credit to themselves and the club,’’ Mr Cross said. ‘‘We’d like to thank the Endeavour Community Foundation for its generous grant which certainly helped our team achieve these fantastic results.’’ The Levin BMX Club is already gearing up for the new season, which starts in September and new members are always welcome. ■ Find the Levin BMX Club on

TOP ACHIEVERS Riley Nikolajenko - 1st National Champs, 1st North Island Champs, 1st South Island Champs Ken Fiest - 1st National Series Lisharna Mackay - NZ 8 ranking National Champs & 4th National Series, 5th North Island Champs Lachlan Nikolajenko - 3rd National Series, 8th North Island Champs, 3rd South Island Champs. Facebook or at www.sportsground.co.nz/levinbmx for more information.

Lane Penn made his mark on and off field New Zealand Rugby this week paid tribute to former President and All Blacks selector Lane Penn who died last Friday. New Zealand Rugby acting chairman Graham Cooney said the Wairarapa Bush stalwart was a highly respected and well liked rugby figure who made a mark at every level of the game.

‘‘Lane was a great coach and leader. Those who played under him say he got the best out of teams by inspiring players to believe in themselves and his coaching record certainly bears that out,’’ Cooney said. Penn was a standout player in his younger days. The Stratford-born winger excelled

while playing for the New Plymouth Boys High School First XV and stepped up to provincial rugby while still at school, earning more than 50 caps for Taranaki. In 1983 he took over from Sir Brian Lochore as coach of Wairarapa Bush for four seasons and ensured they

remained in the first division. Penn also successfully coached a number of national sides and served as All Blacks assistant coach under Alex Wylie and then went on to be an All Blacks selector from 1988 to 1991. He became President of the New Zealand Rugby Union in 2001.

Kate Fluker, has clinched her place on the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team. Fluker, 26, was announced last week as the sole female mountain biker representing New Zealand in Glasgow this July. Fluker is a mountain bike phenomenon, having gone from strength-to-strength in the crosscountry biking sport that requires endurance, core strength, balance and bike handling skills, in record time. Within four years of buying her first mountain bike, as ‘‘a way to meet new people’’ when she moved to Queenstown to work, Fluker came second in her first open women’s event shortly afterwards and this year claimed the New Zealand’s Champs first elite women’s title. Fluker is currently in Europe competing in the UCI World Cup, finishing 17th at her first crosscountry World Cup race of the season in Cairns, Australia, last month. On her Facebook page Fluker posted, ‘‘When I started biking I can honestly say I never even dreamed this could happen but with a lot of blood, sweat and tears literally this year, all the hard work has paid off.’’ Proud father, Levin accountant John Fluker, said he was absolutely delighted and just a little emotional on hearing his daughter’s news. ‘‘Cycling is a brand new activity for Kate but she’s just gone from strength to strength and just excelled. It’s wonderful that she’s achieved her goal of getting to Glasgow.’’ Fluker joins Motatapu men’s winner Sam Glaze from Te Awamutu and Anton Cooper from Christchurch who will be competing in the 20th Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3.

Gold stars awarded at bowls prizegiving Judy Fisher and Dot Collis received their gold star awards at the recent club prizegiving ceremony, marking the closing of the season. Each star represents five centre titles. Central also won numerous events during the season, at home and on other greens, including Centre men’s competition in the men’s Open Pairs (D.Walker, G.Pratt), the Open Triples (I.Mahoney, D.Walker, and D.Wishart), the Centre Women’s Fours Champion/ Champion (B/Gray, A Malone, K F i e l d , R . W a lk e r ) a n d t h e

Women’s Open Fours (D.Collis, D . N o rt o n , P Se g e d i n a n d J.Fisher) Women’s teams also won the Leila Secker, the Melva Ritson trophies, and also The Banner. Mixed teams won the Horowhenua Fives, and also retained the coveted Godfrey Bowen Trophy. The results of all finals: Champ Women’s Singles; Lesley Bocock; Pat Segedin runnerup. Women’s Pairs; D.Collis and V.Hudson; B.Gray and A. Malone r/up. Women’s Triples; R.Walker, J.Fisher and D. Down;

J.Monteith, D Norton, and B.Law r/up. Women’s Fours B.Gray, A.Malone, K.Field and R.Walker; J. Monteith, L. Bocock, V.Hudson and M.Clark r/up. Women’s Balloted Triples: J. Monteith, P.Segedin and M. Priest; D.Collis, R.Dean and J/Fisher r/up. Rene McLeod triples; D.Norton, J.Mears and N. Knight; J.Monteith, L.Hodder and A.Kopke r/up. Junior Women singles; B.Law; N.Knight r/up. Men’s Champ singles;

G.Bocock; R.McLean r/up. Pairs ; T.Tuatara and B.Woolston; D.Walker and G.Pratt r/up. Triples; R.Stewart, B.Woolston and G.Wylie; D.Walker. I.McQueen and D.Madden. Fours; P.Shepherd, C.Palmer, L.Bevan and S.Riwaka; G.Wylie, D.Madden, I.McQueen and B.Court r/up. Balloted Triples; D.Walker, G.Wylie and L.Morell; R.Bello, G.Burns and B.Davis r/up. Men’s Junior singles; G.Wylie; D.Gray r/up. Mixed Champ pairs; D.and

R.Walker; J.Graumans and Rona Dean r/up. Mixed Handicap singles; N.Bovey; R.Hudson r/up. Mixed handicap Pairs; N. and P.Bovey; R.Bello and D.Gray r/up. Mixed Balloted Triples; L.Bocock, B.Richardson and N.Knight; G.Burns, G.Pryce and A. Kopke r/up. Junior Pairs; D.Gray and B.Richardson; G. and B. Law r/up. Cups for the most improved players went to David Gray and Bella Law.


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ACTION APLENTY: Drivers threw all caution to the wind in an attempt to get some lastminute points on the board at Roberstson Holden International Speedway last weekend. But things for some things did not go quite according to plan. Josh Prentice 10p, got spun coming out of turn two by 34p Rob Mason, and with nowhere to go 76p Cameron Renwick ended up on Prentice’s stockcar. The red lights came on and the safety crews were quickly on the scene to check the drivers and start getting 76p back on the track. ■ For more on the speedway action go to page 21.

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SURGING SALES: The third generation Mini has been a sales winner for BMW.

BMW stays in front A strong April sales performance has consolidated BMW’s year-to-date leadership in New Zealand’s premium automotive segment. April saw 199 new BMWs registered, the brand finishing the month as Number One ahead of Audi with 159 registrations and Mercedes-Benz with 120. Sales of both new BMW and Mini models continue at record pace, with sales of each marque ahead 10.3 per cent and 13.3 per cent respectively compared with the same time last year. ‘‘BMW 1 Series and 3 Series Innovation Editions, as well as the X5 Sport Activity Vehicle, accounted for a significant proportion of the BMW growth,’’ said the managing director of BMW Group New Zealand, Ms Nina Englert. ‘‘The impressive result has also been aided in part by the launch of new models such as the 2 Series Coupe, 3 Series GT, 4 Series Coupe and there are also some exciting new models waiting in the wings which are set to further bolster growth aspirations.’’ These models include the 4 Series Gran Coupe, X4 Sport Activity Coupe, 2 Series Active Tourer and two new powerful M sports performance variants. The new M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe performance models will be launched in New Zealand in July.

All new BMW and Mini models available for sale in New Zealand also feature three years service inclusive as part of the driveaway price, as well as complimentary roadside assistance. ‘‘The availability of features such as surround view camera, head-up display and safety considerations including lane change and lane departure warning, plus collision avoidance technology, reconfirms why buying a new BMW really is the smart choice,’’ added Ms Englert. The impressive double-digit growth in the Mini brand can be attributed to the launch of the all-new Mini Hatch, which went on sale in New Zealand in mid-April. ‘‘The all-new Mini is overflowing with innovative developments, world-class safety features plus powerful and efficient engine options,’’ said Ms Englert. ‘‘Mini is perhaps the one car, more so than any other small vehicle, which is capable of transforming your daily commute from dull to dynamic and is right at home on the tight and twisty streets of a city but equally suited to a weekend getaway.’’ The third generation Mini is available in Cooper models with a new 1.5-litre threecylinder engine and the Cooper S powered by a more powerful 2.0-litre engine. Pricing starts at $36,200 for the Mini Cooper manual, while the Mini Cooper S manual has a driveaway price of $44,200.

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AITCHISON, McKELVEY, Dora Josephine (Josie) Jessica Marie. Passed away Heather, Kim, Sean peacefully at The McIntyre, Mark, Ailyn Levin Home for War and Bernard Bevan, Veterans on May 15, Lena and Harold 2014. Loved by all her Gupwell and whanau family. thank everybody who Funeral details to supported us in the follow. sudden loss of Jess. SOUTER, Harvey Bowler Funerals Levin & Otaki FDANZ Locally owned

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PESCINI, Roberta Jane (Bobbie). Of Levin. Peacefully at Horowhenua Health Centre on May 12, 2014, aged 77 years. Dearly loved wife of John. Much loved mother and mother-inlaw of Chris and Bronwyn, Wendy and Neil McLean, Diane and Peter Brown, Andy and Tarsh, Brent and Linda. Loved Nana of Christie, David, Jamie-Lee, Amelia, Callum and Amanda, Kylie, Munro, Ryan, Samantha, Siobhan, Nicole, Mitchell, Cheyenne, and also a Great Nana to be. A loved sister of Elaine, Molly (dec), Frank (dec), Michael, Robin and Jessie and families. A special friend to Margaret. A special thanks to Star 4 Horowhenua, Mapu Palmerston North and Madison Lifecare for their care and compassion for Bobbie. A service to celebrate the life of Bobbie will be held at the Salvation Army Community and Worship Centre, Durham Street, Levin TODAY Friday, May 16, at 2:00pm, followed by private cremation at Horowhenua Crematorium, Levin.

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A3 Sedan delivers on elegance Road Test: Colin Smith Pictures: John Borren

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he Audi A3 has reached third generation status and the family is continuing to grow. Originally a three-door hatchback, the A3 line extended first to include the five-door Sportback and then a Cabriolet. Now Audi has taken the opportunity to build the first A3 Sedan as its new entry level fourdoor car. It’s a move that recognises the preference for traditional ‘‘booted’’ cars in important markets like China and likely foreshadow another move upmarket in size and price for the next generation A4. The A3 Sedan showcases another application of the Volkswagen Group MQB modular platform that has delivered vehicles including the Mark VII VW Golf and the latest Skoda Octavia and SEAT Leon models as well as the Audi A3 family and upcoming third generation TT. The New Zealand debut of the A3 Sedan came earlier this year with 1.8-litre TFSI petrol and 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine choices. Both are frontwheel-drive models and in each case there is the opportunity to spend an additional $5000 on the sportier S Line equipment package. The arrival of the A3 Sedan was perhaps overshadowed to some extent because new S3 Sportback and the RS Q3 compact SUV highperformance models were launched about the same time. The A3 Sedan conforms to a conventional four-door layout and its dimensions are not too far removed from the first generation A4 from the late-1990s. But there is a little more to the design than merely a boot with a tidily integrated lip spoiler grafted onto the rear of a car that began life as a hatchback. The sedan is 9mm lower and with more curved side panels and flared wheel arches is also 11mm wider than the A3 Sportback. The increase in length is 146mm and is a contributor to the generous 425-litre boot volume measurement. The test car I drove was the 1.8-litre TFSI version in standard specification. The entry price point of $62,000 applies to both 1.8 TFSI and 2.0 TDI versions — and is $6100 more than A3 Sportback models with the same powertrain.

A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan from $62,000 SAFETY: Dual front airbags Front seat side and head protection airbags Driver’s knee airbag Active front seat head restraints Front seatbelt pretensioners and load force limiters Front seatbelt warning Electronic Stability Programme and Traction Control Electronic Differential Lock Anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and emergency brake assist Hill Hold Assist Daytime Running Lights Reversing Camera Rear Park Assist 2 x ISOFIX child seat mountings 2 x child seat tether points Alarm and immobiliser security system First Aid Kit Space saver spare wheel

The entry price point of $62,000 applies to both 1.8 TFSI and 2.0 TDI versions. Part of that price difference is accounted for by the standard fitment of the Technology Package with MMI Navigation Plus, Audi Parking System Plus and rear view camera — features which amount to a $3500 option pack on any A3 Sportback. The 1798cc TFSI unit produces 132kW between 5100-6200rpm and the direct fuel injection and turbocharging are the key to the 250Nm of torque available from only 1250rpm and maintained till 5000rpm. It’s a broad spread of torque and the close ratios and quick shifting of the seven-speed S tronic dual clutch transmission make the A3 Sedan a relaxed performer with 100km/h open road cruising achieved at 2100rpm. Steering wheel paddle provide access to manual gear shifting. The 1.8 TFSI has characteristics and performance of a 2.5-litre normally aspirated engine but with considerably lower fuel consumption. Automatic Stop/Start and Brake Energy Recuperation are standard. Audi claims slightly optimistic combined cycle consumption in European testing of 5.6 litres per 100km. I was happy enough with the

5.9L/100km I managed on a relaxed Auckland-Tauranga highway journey and my overall road test average was 6.9L/100km. Compared with several high performance Audis I have driven recently, the A3 is softer in its suspension tuning, more compliant over bumpy surfaces and has less tyre-generated road noise. The 17-inch alloy wheels in a 10-spoke style have the new Dunlop Sport Maxx RT radials in a 225/45 R17 size to provide sure-footed cornering grip. Audi’s Drive Select system provides scope to tune the level of steering assistance through the Dynamic, Comfort, Efficiency and Individual modes along with the powertrain through throttle response and transmission shift protocols. The A3 Sedan is a comfortable car for a longer journey — not only thanks to its flexible performance and more absorbing suspension settings. There’s plenty of front headroom and the supportive front seats have moderate side bolsters and good shape across the shoulders while manual cushion height/tilt and slide/ recline movements are supplemented by a cushion length

extender. Audi calls the seat trim Rallye Cloth and the cabin is smartly appointed with soft touch surfaces, a leather trimmed multi-function steering wheel, retracting 5.8-inch MMI dashtop display colour screen and silver metallic inlays. Reasonably snug rear headroom and a nicely shaped rear seat with good knee room accommodates the outer rear occupants but the footwell space gets compromised a little by the large centre tunnel. Helped by a space-saver spare wheel the A3 Sedan has a generous 425 litres of boot space and the rear seat has a 60/40 split fold backrest that creates a flat floor extension to the load area. Equipped with seven airbags, dual zone air conditioning, remote central locking, cruise control, a push button electric park brake, USB music interface and alarm/immobiliser security system, the A3 sedan provides the fundamentals of an executive car specification. And the option list has vast scope with opportunities for wheels up to 19-inch diameter, alcantara and Milano leather trim options, sunroof, power adjustable front seats, Xenon

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