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By DALE WICKEN A Feilding man has dedicated his ‘shave for a cure’ to a local threeyear-old who has been through over 300 procedures in his fight against Leukaemia. Nigel Towers shaved his purple hair and pink beard at a cafe in Feilding on Saturday, and raised just over $3000 which he will donate to Leukaemia and Blood Cancer (LBC) New Zealand. Having been interested in shaving for a few years, Mr Towers finally decided to make it happen this year and, when he read about local leukaemia patient Max Townshend, he decided to dedicate his shave to the young boy. ‘‘The amount of pain that little boy goes through would make a grown man cry. Shaving my head brings a point across that I’m doing this for a reason,’’ he said. He decided on March 22 for the shave date, and later found out that Max was diagnosed on that exact day in 2013. ‘‘When I decided to do this I didn’t know about Max. He made this about more than just donating money, I wanted to do something that mattered.’’ Mr Towers got in touch with Max’s parents through facebook to let them know what he would be doing and on Saturday Max was present to see the shave take place. Mr Towers and his brass band played to gatherers before the shave and rides on Harley motorcycles were also auctioned off to raise funds. Max is now in remission and having maintenance treatments that will continue until April 2016. This involves oral chemo nightly, chemo in Palmerston

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FEELING THE CHILL: Nigel Towers is getting used to feeling the cold after shaving his head for cancer at Rosebowl Cafe in Feilding on Saturday. PICTURE: DALE WICKEN North hospital once a month, five days of steroids every 29 days a n d l u m b ar punctures at Starship in Auckland every three months, explains Max’s mother Justine Townshend. ‘‘We still have a long road ahead but at least in maintenance we have some idea of what to expect,’’ she said.

Max’s parents said they were overwhelmed by Nigel’s generosity. ‘‘I was taken back when Nigel asked if he could dedicate his shave to Max. It’s so overwhelming the kindness of strangers and very h u m b li n g , ’ ’ Mrs Townshend said. Nationwide more than 1600

people signed up to do the shave this year, and so far $971,219 has been raised. Last year more than $1.46 million was raised, with the funds being used to support the 10,000 kiwis living with blood cancer or related conditions. ■ Visit to donate or get involved.



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On Monday afternoon at around 3pm, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was called to Otaki Forks for an injured tramper after his friend walked out to get cell reception to raise the alarm. Once located the on-board St John advanced paramedic was winched down to the patient due to the rough terrain. The patient, a 26-year-old man from Auckland, sustained a leg injury and was stabilised by the paramedic before being winched to safety and airlifted to Palmerston North hospital.

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At about noon on Sunday, the rescue helicopter responded to a callout near Halcombe where a 15-year-old from Ohakea had suffered a serious leg injury falling from his motorcycle. The patient was stabilised at the scene by the on-board St John ambulance paramedic before being airlifted to Palmerston North. The teenager had been taking part in an organised fundraising Trail-Ride for Halcombe School at the time of the accident. GDN270314petoftheW

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teenage girl injured her leg while tramping. She was stabilised on scene by the on board St John advanced paramedic and then airlifted to Masterton.

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Later that day the helicopter responded to a call to a forestry block near Mangamahu for a man who injured his foot in a chainsaw accident. He was stabilised by the on-board St John advanced paramedic before being airlifted to Wanganui.

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Driver facing charges after fatal crash By ALECIA ROUSSEAU Charges against the driver of a truck which collided with a vehicle killing its two occupants have been laid. The 43-year-old man from Hamilton was involved in the fatal incident near Oroua Downs in January which saw Trent Whitburn, 20, and his mother Margaret Turnbull, 51, killed. They were travelling in a red Nissan behind a Big Chill truck which had slowed down to follow a 110-tonne catamaran being towed south on State Highway 1. Because of this load, the vehicles were travelling at ‘‘very low’’ speeds and the second truck approaching has crashed into the vehicles, resulting in an explosion. Central House Movers, who were in charge of transporting the boat, said police had cleared them of any fault. Instead, last week two charges of Careless Driving Causing the Deaths were laid on the Hamilton man. He will appear in the Palmerston North District Court in April. At the time of the crash, Central House Movers spokesman Matt Nairn said three pilot vehicles had been behind the boat, and acting detective sergeant Shelley Ross of the Manawatu CIB confirmed they had acted in a professional manner. The driver was stood down from his position with the Freight-lines contracted trucking company at the beginning of the investigation. Police have also eliminated the Nissan driver and the operator of the Big Chill truck as having any responsibility.


A hive of activity at Te Manawa Te Manawa enjoyed the amazing and fabulous Festival of Cultures opening on Friday. On Saturday we joined many wonderful cultures to showcase the diverse talents of this community. We had a great day celebrating the cultural diversity of our community with weaving, chit chat, food and entertainment. This Saturday is The Battle of the Noble Savage: Greg Semu and Mauri Ora — A Story of Creation: Jaime Boynton is open for public viewing. These shows join Black Rainbow: Ralph Hotere and Michael Parekowhai. We invite you to book a time to play Michael Parekowhai grand piano. Sunday March 30 sees Greg Seum giving a floor talk. Come along at 2pm to hear him speak about his work The Battle of the Noble Savage. Coming up on the April 5, led by Passionart, is the Pulse Urban Art Festival. Pulse is an uplifting, educational and family friendly festival aimed at showcasing urban creativity in very diverse forms. The all day festival will feature music, dance, chalk art, aerosol art, plain air painting, body art, fire dancing and much more. Join the festivities during the day and the live entertainment in the evening; headliners for music include King Kapisi and Tipene. Free admission.


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Making a real difference By DALE WICKEN The desire to affect positive change in the lives of young people is what Youth One Stop Shop director Trissel Mayor says has kept her motivated through her 18 years with the business. And her passion for youth wellbeing has been recognised by UCOL, who recently awarded her with an honorary associate award. Having moved into the management role at YOSS, her work now revolves around meetings, community work and coordinating youth network training. But she’s built up a strong team at YOSS and credits her success to those she has around her. ‘‘The people who work with young people are always fun, energetic, positive and optimistic and when you’re working with people like that you can achieve things,’’ she said. ‘‘We get the sad stories that others might find difficult to understand, but then we get the success stories as well.’’ Ms Mayor believes the high population of young people in Palmerston North should be seen as a positive. ‘‘It’s not always seen as an asset, but it should. They’re vibrant and


YOUTH WORKER: YOSS director Trissel Mayor has worked with the centre for almost 20 years and is still enjoying every day. PICTURE: DALE WICKEN

energetic and they’re going through the exciting transition phase of their lives and have so much potential.’’ A new goal she has is to get community providers working together to help maximise

accessibility to resources for young people. ‘‘I’m thinking of the community development approach, how we can get grow other services in the community and focus on how young people can be fit, happy and healthy.’’

New Zealand Fire Service. The local branch of the Association of Administrative Professionals’ New Zealand (AAPNZ) is keen to see the contribution of all local administrators celebrated. Administrative Professionals’ Day (APD) had been known as Secretary’s Day but the name was

changed to recognise the important contribution of those in the wider administration area. Administration work encompasses 50 different job titles, over 200,000 people nationwide identify themselves as working in administrative roles according to the 2006 Census, with around 80 percent being women. As well as celebrating the APD, the local branch is hosting its monthly meeting on April 9 with Niki Gunning as the guest speaker. Group president Nicki Williamson is the face of the local AAPNZ branch who actively focus on the professional and personal development of members, as well as providing opportunity for networking, friendship and fun. She says ‘‘it’s a fabulous support network and gives administrators belief that what we do is a valid career choice’’. Nicki sees AAPNZ as a safe place to gain different experience and develop, saying ‘‘five years ago she never would’ve stood up in front of 10 people to speak. Because of AAPNZ she was part of a team hosting a national conference and was able to confidently speak in front of over 100 people’’. ■ To attend any of these meetings, contact Nicki Williamson at, Lisa Guthrie at or Kath Olliver,

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Oliver remembered by many By ALECIA ROUSSEAU Rugby legends, family, friends and colleagues of ex-All Black captain Frank Oliver gathered in Palmerston North on Saturday to farewell the man remembered as a ferocious lock. The procession at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit drew hundreds who heard tributes to the ex-Hurricanes coach who died suddenly in his sleep on Sunday. At noon, three helicopters flew over as the 65-year-old was carried into the church by six pallbearers, including his sons James and Anton, who is also a former All Black captain. A young team of Marist rugby players dressed in club uniform watched on.

Oliver played 17 tests at lock for the All Blacks, captaining the side on four occasions. He played his first test against South Africa in 1976. During his career he played 43 matches for his country before his final test at age 32 during the ill-fated Springboks tour of 1981. In 1978, Oliver and fellow lock Andy Haden devised a plan to dive in the lineout against Wales and secure a crucial penalty for the All Blacks that resulted in a 13-12 victory. Among the dozens of young and old people at the funeral were many proudly displaying their Manawatu colours. The service was followed by a private cremation.












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Healthy eating takes kids to top By ALECIA ROUSSEAU A group of young children have earned themselves something much better than a gold star, after establishing a programme that promotes healthy eating and physical activity. First Steps Railway Toddlers and preschool implemented the nationwide initiative, the Healthy Heart programme, and were given the New Zealand Heart Foundations top prize — the healthy heart award. Teacher Wendy Franklin said, since beginning the Healthy Heart scheme, the children had become more interested in their food with parents amazed at

some of the changes being made. ‘‘Parents really couldn’t believe how many different vegetables they are eating.’’ First steps provides opportunities for children to see where their food comes from and have created their own vegetable garden. Heart Foundation health promotion co-ordinator Mariana Alletson says part of the award includes developing a nutritional plan as well as developing policies for physical activity. ‘‘Getting parents and whanau involved is also key to ensuring healthy eating practices are sustainable in and outside of the home.’’


SUCCESS: The children and staff of First Steps Railway Toddlers and preschool are excited about receiving the New Zealand Heart Foundation’s top award.

Dancing their way to stardom By DALE WICKEN


CREW: Dancers from Turbine Dance Studio are hoping to showcase their moves at regionals next month. PHOTO: DALE WICKEN

A group of Palmerston North dancers are determined to reach the regional finals in Wellington later this month, if they can overcome one hurdle. It’s a fairly large obstacle too — $11,000 is needed to get the four Turbine Dance Studio crews kitted out and down to Wellington for the event. While it’s a large sum to expect of the families alone, 19-year-old Monique Bell who runs the studio is hopeful they can get sponsorship to help with costs. Doing well in the Wellington competition could lead to a spot in the national

competition in Auckland, and then on to the hip hop world championships in Las Vegas. ‘‘It’s the first year we’ve done fundraising for a competition, we’ve done raffles, sausage sizzles and we’ve had donations for raffles which have been really great,’’ Miss Bell said. ‘‘Going to regionals is the start of the pathway towards being famous in the hip hop world. It’ll be the first competition for most of the dancers and I want them to be inspired, especially the younger ones who’ll look up to the older dancers. Going will make them all work extra hard.’’ The dancers are training for

15 hours each week and are taking part in a bootcamp early Friday mornings to help with team building and overall fitness. Nine-year-old Alizay ChouLai has been with Turbine dance studio for a term, and already dreams of dance stardom. ‘‘I really like the feeling, it’s fun to go out there and perform.’’ She’s in the development crew, called ‘Blush’, and dances four times a week. ■ To follow their progress or offer fundraising ideas, call Monique on 027 841 3689. You can find them on facebook at TurbineDance.

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Addressing the concerns of elderly By MICHAELA O’FARRELL More than 250 clinicians and support workers from the central district gathered on Wednesday evening to discuss issues that plague our elderly community. Held by the MidCentral District Healthboard, this symposium aimed to disestablish common stereotypes surrounding topics

such as dementia and sexual abuse. Geriatrician, Dr Syed Zaman, delivered a presentation focused on the different ways dementia can display itself and how common it has become. According to statistics, 50 per cent of females are prone to the condition while males are sitting just below at 41 per cent. They have estimated that by 2050, 147,359 New Zea-

landers will have dementia, over 2.6 per cent of the population. The World Alzheimer Report for 2011 reveals that in countries like New Zealand, only 60 per cent of cases are diagnosed or documented. This means that there is potentially a further 40 per cent with dementia that remain undiagnosed. Another topic that was discussed was the effects of sexual

abuse on the elderly. Clinical nurse specialist Murray Edgar gave some ‘‘shocking’’ statistics about the prevalence of this abuse, and the effect it has. He emphasised that any type of abuse is traumatic for older people and it was important to report this. The final subject discussed was around the growing number of elderly people in our community and what can be done to accommo-

date them. It was suggested in line with this, will be an increase in cognitive impairment and the need to be prepared was vital. ■ Anyone with concerns about elder abuse in our community, should contact Age Concern on (06) 355-2832 and those with concerns about dementia, should phone Alzheimer’s Society Manawatu (06) 357-9539.

Hitting the track The Manawatu Special Olympics held their annual athletics meeting over the weekend at the Massey University community track. With more than 180 members, this organisation helps to support sports men and women in the region who live with disabilities. Teams from a far as Wellington and Taranaki were part of the event which saw our Manawatu team claiming several top-three spots. Head coach and team manager Ann Jayet said Special Olympics was an important part of the participants lives as it gave them a chance to build

relationships and have something to be proud of. ‘‘They really look forward to this; we train all the time and offer 10 different sports for people to take part in throughout the year.’’ Relay runner Aron Rastrick said he had been training hard for weeks and dedicated any spare time to keeping in shape. ‘‘I just love it aye; it makes me feel good and I get to meet a lot of new people.’’ ■ For more information on dates and training, please visit specialolympicsmanawatu.


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Manfeild loses rights to Royal show WIth HEATHER VERRY, Manfeild Park Trust chief executive It might be convenient to think that the ‘motorsport crowd’ comprises a singular type, but the current period of activities at Manfeild suggests this is too simplistic an outlook. As I write, I can look back to the 4 and Rotary Jamboree and look forward to the final round of the New Zealand Superbikes Championship, here this weekend. Each is an obviously big petrolhead event yet they perhaps attract quite disparate audiences, one as enthusiastic as the other. The Jamboree has progressively grown in status and size and the sixth and latest was truly massive. The aftermarket automotive and lifestyle demographic is well-served by an event that embraces all facets of modern car culture. It’s a hugely diverse celebration of automania and while some of us will struggle to understand the appeal of a soundoff, drifting and burnout competitions (on a skidpan created out of concrete tilt slabs laid down in the Manfeild Park stadium carpark), there’s no doubt that these are well-supported attractions. The country’s hottest customised cars were also on display in a massive show and shine. All in all, if you wondered what your teenager was up to on Sunday chances are they were among the thousands at our venue. It’s a different kind of scene to anything you’ll see at the more traditional motorsport events we host, but no less important to us and we’re pleased our venue is so well-suited to


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atmosphere is unique, but the region gets behind the whole Jamboree scene and they seem to appreciate this is one of the few events we have in the lower North Island. Now, we turn our attention from four wheels to two, with the top level of national motorcyle racing reaching its championship finale. The Pacific Motorcycle Club meeting is a unique double-header conclusion to a race series that visited Christchurch and Timaru in January then resumed at Taupo last weekend. The series has been utterly fascinating and close-fought; as things stand Dennis Charlett of Christchurch remains the points leader but the series is hardly a foregone conclusion. He leads by 24 points with five races to go so there is plenty of opportunity for an upset. The depth of strength in the class is such that there is still a core group of riders capable of racing right at the front and causing upset. I’m sure much local sentiment will fuel the efforts of Feilding hero Craig Shirriffs, whose past mastery

of our circuit is well-respected. Like Charlett, he favours a Suzuki. The bike racing crowd is one definitely fuelled by passion for this sport; I suspect we will see a lot more motorcycles than cars in the parking zones and won’t be surprised if some have been ridden long distances. We hear of people coming from the farthest points of the North and South Islands—further endorsement of the economic benefits of Manfeild to the Manawatu economy. The meeting is about more than Superbikes. Also on the programme are the exciting 600cc Supersport category where two Christchurch youngsters, Alastair and James Hoogenboezem, have been looking sharp, plus Superlites, Pro Twins, 125 GP, 250 Production and Sidecars, which have not been seen at Manfeild for several years. Those are good examples of events that have flourished at Manfeild and show potential to be ever-stronger in the future. Sadly, we have not had the opportunity to demonstrate the full regional potential of another undertaking that we thought held promise, the Royal A and P Show New Zealand, which debuted here in December, 2013. The Royal Agricultural and Pastoral Society has determined to reassess the Royal Show host rights awarded for two consecutive years to our consortium, which comprised Manfeild Park Trust, New Zealand Performance Beef Breeders Ltd, the Manawatu West Coast Agricultural and Pastoral Association and the Feilding Industrial Agricultural and Pastoral Association. The recent withdrawal of New Zealand Performance Beef Breeders Ltd of Feilding as a consortium partner had left Manfeild Park Trust as the sole primary backer, which was not an ideal position. On March 20 the RAS advised the 2014 show would not be held and that rights for shows in 2015 to 2017 had been rescinded. This was after it met with the regional A and P Associations to discuss options. The 2013 show on December 6-8 was a success for show class entries and attracted positive feedback from competitors and participants, but obviously fell short of realising its full potential, in the main because of the effect of poor weather. The Royal A and P Society determines the host rights and we wish them every success going forward. Meantime, we look forward to continuing to host annual regional A and P shows during the spring-summer period. ■ Don’t forget to keep up with the latest news by checking out the Manfeild website,, and our Facebook page.

Pianist has big future CHAMBER OF MUSIC REVIEW Pascal Harris; pianist, Beethoven & Schubert Sonatas St Andrew’s In The City, March 12 Reviewed by Ray Watchman Dunedin-born pianist Pascal Harris, 31, has recently returned to New Zealand after seven years performing and teaching in Japan. A former student of Terence Dennis at the University of Otago, he made his solo debut in 2003 and has since given recitals in London and Tokyo as well as his home country, where he is currently performing at various main centres. Through the good offices of St Andrew’s music director Roy Tankersley, Palmerston North music lovers were indeed fortunate in being given an opportunity to experience this engaging young pianist’s virtuosity. It was unfortunate more people did not take advantage of the opportunity, missing a chance to hear a fledgling concert pianist who clearly has a brilliant career ahead of him. Playing entirely from his prodigious

memory, Harris pushed the St Andrew’s Steinway-designed Essex grand piano to its limit as he worked his way resolutely through a demanding programme comprising Beethoven’s Sonatas No 4 in E-flat major Op 7 and No 17 in D minor Op 31/2 (the Tempest) in the first half, and Schubert’s Sonata No 21 in B-flat major in the second. Harris was consistently excellent throughout this recital, combining a confident, youthfully exuberant keyboard technique with intelligent, deeply perceptive interpretive skills worthy of a pianist of many more years’ maturity. As impressive as his renditions of the Beethoven were, there was no doubt Harris was at his finest with the Schubert, unfolding with superb artistry that wonderful patchwork of musical ideas which make up the Sonata No 21 in B-flat major, composed during the last months of Schubert’s life. Allowing for the limitations of the instrument on which it was played, this was, by any standard, a memorable performance. St Andrew’s In The City offers an ongoing public programme of musical events, many featuring the church’s beautifully crafted and recently reinstalled 139-year-old pipe organ. These events are a valuable cultural asset for the city and worthy of the fullest support.

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PATH OF LIFE Conception/Birth

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Path Of Life Early Years - Infants & Toddlers

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Family Matters is a new kind of inhome childcare in Palmerston North. Based on groups of no more than four children, often of mixed ages, it’s a “home away from home” where children can learn from each other as much as from a Family Matters educator. “Children build strong relationships with each other, they try to teach and help each other .The relationship they have with each other is lovely” says educator Rochelle Brosnahan Family Matters coordinator Paula Grigg says that the curriculum-which can be tailored to each child-is a natural extension of what would be happening at home. Taking advantage of the great weather recently has seen them outside every day, learning about sun and water safety, honing their gross motor skills on homemade obstacle courses, or digging in the vege garden.

“It’s rewarding for them to be able to see their veges grow and flourish, then pull them out and chop them up for afternoon tea,” says Rochelle, adding that it’s easy to get them to eat something they’ve grown themselves-parents, take note! She’sbeenteachingin-homechildcare for five years, and knows that each child has individual interests. Family Matters’ small group sizes mean that these can be a focus, while still linking them to the developmental skills that will help when children start school. The children’s different ages mean that the older ones often help out; there’s room for nascent social skills to be educational too.

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Education & Training/ Teens & Youths

Have fun learning French With a total of 220 million speakers, the French language is widely spoken worldwide, including in several Pacific nations. Some members of Alliance Francaise de Palmerston North went to Noumea for a French immersion tour, one of a number of activities organised by the local chapter of this international organisation that promotes French language language, customs and culture. The not-for-profit organisation was founded in Paris back in 1883. “It has been in Palmerston North as the French Circle since 1949, and became incorporated with Alliance Francaise in 1970,’’ says Palmerston North president Isabelle Poff-Pencole. Enquiries can be made to Alliance Francaise on (06) 560-0749, via email or on

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Based on student results, Palmerston North School of Design was ranked as the best foundation design school in New Zealand in 2012, and 2013 looks like Fashion student Kat Robinson won international acclaim for the design of the the results will be even Palmerston North Town Crier regalia. better. Palmerston North School of Design is a private design school that offers courses for school leavers and mature students wanting to use their creative talent and start a career in graphic or fashion design. Offering NZQA level 2,3 and 4 courses, the school offers everything students need to focus on design fulltime and either go onto further tertiary education or into the design world.

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“Many of our students left school before NCEA level 3. It’s often the case that really creative people and small blocks of learning at high school don’t go together all that well. In a dedicated environment like this, they flourish”, says Director Mike Saywell. Palmerston North school of Design has opened a gallery space at 16 The Square. The gallery will have limited edition student work for sale to help students launch their design careers and people will also be able to get advice on creative careers and discuss their study options with the experts for entry into the Creative Industries. With 20 years of exceptional results and the highest Quality ratings from NZQA, extra places have been approved by the government so more people can study at New Zealand’s best foundation Design School. Applications are now open for all 2014 courses. “Enrol now to launch your design career”, says Mike. “Places are limited and always fill fast”.

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Pre-Apprenticeship training helps employers to select and hire staff that are interested in the automotive industry and have shown a commitment to training over a period of time.





At Mara Autotraining we run courses that will give the student a good grounding in a wide variety of automotive topics that will improve their employment prospects. Our courses are full time study on-site at our Campus in Palmerston North Students enrolled on the course can achieve the National Certificate in the Motor Industry (Level 2) You must be over 16 years old and keen to learn about the automotive industry. We supply Boots, Overalls and all the learning material. Some conditions may apply for entry to these courses. The course has a solid grounding in light automotive engineering skills and knowledge combined with other training, taught by specialist tutors. If you are out of the workforce or want to leave school and looking for a new direction or just want to learn how to fix your own vehicle call us to arrange a time for an interview.


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Action Indoor Sports transforms into Inflatable World on Thursday night, and back into Indoor Sports on Sunday afternoon, so the location sees all manner of fun and friendly competition. Birthday parties are becoming increasingly popular in the weekends at Inflatable World, with a party room overlooking the play area and self catering available. And at only $100 for 10 children and four adults for two hours of fun, it’s not going to cost the earth. Owner Nick Bailey wanted to open Inflatable World to make the best use of the open court space, and is ecstatic that business has been booming. “We only opened in December, but the summer holiday period was busy, and we’re expecting the next school holidays to be pretty full-on too,’’ he says. As Inflatable World is part of a franchise,

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THEATRE REVIEW The War Artist, by Carl Nixon Centrepoint Theatre Directed by Steven Ray Reviewed by Rob Mildon

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meant to be involved. Carl Nixon’s The War Artist attempts this from an unexpected angle, and succeeds in incredibly moving fashion. On a simple set, Sergeant Price (Owen Black) and Private Mitchell (Simon Leary) carry out a burial detail , interring four Kiwis killed in action. They are accompanied by Captain Butler, the titular artist. This simple premise nevertheless allows a lot of scope and the play’s 80 minutes is full of thematic detail, as the soldiers ponder the ways modern war changes men. Mitchell’s pitch-black working class humour, representing the majority of Anzac soldiery, contrasts with Price’s straight-laced demeanour and Butler’s stuffy adherence to rules and niceties. A survivor of Gallipoli, the Somme and Passchendaele, he provides the play’s heart, a cynical rogue whose jokes mask the awful toll the war’s taken on him. It’s the peeks we get below this facade that give us some small clue about what

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the war must have been like, and Leary is utterly convincing. In between the dramatic twists and turns, it’s Butler who stands in for us, as he tries to make sense of the senseless. His art is the only tool he has, and the way his choice of subjects changes shows the evolution in our own sense of what was important about the war. In this sense the play’s as much about us as it is about the soldiers, and every time they mention Hokitika, Timaru or Christchurch, these concrete links to home reinforce this. One last thing: there’s a detail in the set that’s only visible in the dark before the play begins. At first it seems merely allegorical but, in the final two minutes, a new light is shed on it and in the context of events it’s like a hammer blow, a devastating coda to an already emotionally weighty work. You might think you’ve seen all there is to see about New Zealanders in this war. You would be wrong. The War Artist is unmissable.

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SeniorNet — where learning technology is fun With so much being done on computers nowadays, it’s almost impossible not to come into contact with one. The trouble comes when users have no idea what they are doing. With so many different brands and types of computers available, many of you will be familiar with the phrase, ‘‘how do I turn this on’ or ‘I’ve lost all my work’’. SeniorNet understands the importance of keeping in touch with technology and is holding their annual open day next Wednesday. Tutor Allan Walters said SeniorNet was perfect for those over 50 who were using computers for the first time, or needed a refresher course in the latest programs. ‘‘We have different courses available to teach you everything; from the basics of turning a computer on to the more advanced applications like Windows 8.’’ The staff at SeniorNet are all volunteers who realise the importance of having computer skills. ‘‘It’s a way of keeping in touch with your grandchildren because it makes life easier to

stay connected with family and lished in 1986 as a way of teer and help as Tutors or office have to offer or maybe even what you can do for them — a new bringing together the elderly in a staff as well.’’ friends.’’ world of technology awaits you. ■ The SeniorNet open day is Peace of mind comes know- stress free environment. ‘‘We are always looking for April 2, from 10am to 1pm. Come For more information, contact ing you can remain in touch with SeniorNet on (06) 359-4367. the rest of the world. A computer people with experience to volun- along and check out what they can be seen as intimidating but once you know what you are doing, they can be a real blessing, added Mr Walters. Computing for the 50s and over ‘‘Students are welcome to bring along their own androids or laptops as we will be able to provide help on any device. We have interactive videos and several desktop computers for people to use.’’ Ongoing support from the tutors is essential in helping you overcome any anxiety or lack of confidCome visit our Learning Centre ence when using technoSee how our courses or logy. They are free to discuss your questions and workshops can benefit you provide reassurance you are on the right path. Help with computer jargon TICKETS $38 DESSERT & SHOW $48 DINNER & SHOW $68 which is often a barrier for computer users, is also onLearning technology together. hand. ‘‘You don’t have to be scared when using a com105 Princess Street puter — they can be fun and (Yellow Building Next to KFC) learning about them can too.’’ Palmerston North *Phone: 359 4367 SeniorNet was estabWebsite:

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We guarantee our workmanship for a minimum of five years

The Gallery Café and Restaurant Is designed with a timeless theme of well-appointed décor, appealing artwork and an outside courtyard it is like an oasis in the central Palmerston North. These ingredients matched with excellent food and service makes for the perfect combination.


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Thursday, March 27, 2014



Husband and wife, Neville and Raewyn Weir are the owner/operators of AA Auto Centre Palmerston N North. This is their story. More than 20 years ago I (Raewyn) joined Neville in Palmerston North as a life and business partner. W With Neville having an existing Automotive business in John F Kennedy Drive and the lease due to expire, we made a decision to build our own workshop on a lifestyle block in Kairanga Bunnythorpe Road. Within six weeks we built the workshop and were up and running with a lot of Neville’s existing clientele ele wanting him to continue being their “local”. We enjoyed the benefits a country lifestyle could bring while working ng from home but after a few years and with our kids growing up, we decided to change focus in 1998 and buy uy an existing business in Feilding. We rebranded this business as Automotive One Stop which reflected the fact ourr b business truly was (and still is) a unique “one stop shop” – a bit like the old days when you took your vehicle to th the local garage and got EVERYTHING done…..from Warrant of Fitness to servicing, repairs, tyres….THE WORK RKS! This proved so successful we decided in 2001 to lease premises in Rangitikei Street and open anotherr A Automotive One Stop. When the lease expired in Feilding, we amalgamated both branches in Palmerston North and nd started looking for more permanent premises. We eventually found a place in 2004 on Bryant. Again, we builtt o our own workshop and when we moved in in 2005 it felt to Neville like the evolution was complete and he was c coming home; he’d started his journey in 1976 doing his mechanical apprenticeship at Supreme Service Station on on Pioneer Highway.

Don’t chase all over town, get your drive thru WOF from the friendly team at the AA Auto Centre

AUTO CENTRE Come in for a WOF, Service or Repair before April 30th 2014, mention this advert and go into the draw to win your choice of..


“It’s funny where life’s journeys take you some time - back to the place you started,” Neville reflects. We have loved the challenge of taking care of thousands of vehicles and love the immense satisfaction n of being able to provide peace of mind motoring. It has made it all worthwhile and doing it together has been a b bonus! Customers and friends will often say “how have you managed this; working so closely together?”

Worth of MTA Petrol Vouchers

Well they say the couple that work and play together stay together. In our case this has certainly been en true. At times it has been challenging but now our three boys have left the nest, we find we have even more e time to spend together and we cherish it. We spend our leisure time pursuing sporting interests; Nev’s passion on of road cycling has taken us to lots of places and we have seen some wonderful successes for him. At the recen ent Master’s Games in Dunedin he won seven Gold medals from six events. Meanwhile I discovered five years ago my passion is running and am about to compete in my fifth mar arathon in Rotorua in early May.


A FREE AA Plus Membership worth $128

Because we enjoy new challenges and after operating the successful formula with Automotive One Stop In Bryant Street since 2005, it felt right for us to rebrand as AA Au Auto Centre in 2012. We are excited about the beginning of yet another business venture cycle for us where we can continue to take care of the Manawatu’s motoring needs.

Will be drawn on the 2nd May 2014 WHY CHOOSE US


• Trusted Palmerston North mechanic and reliable service for over 20 years

aland If you are ALREADY a member of The New Zeala Automobile Association (AA) you are a memberr of enjoy the biggest club in New Zealand. As such you en fantastic services, exclusive discounts and car, d driving, rs. As travel, insurance and finance value-added offers. a member you may be interested in knowing we have recently introduced some wonderful initiatives in the for motoring area specifically FREE driving lessons fo teens and FREE safety checks for those motorist ists who t WOF are apprehensive about the recent changes to the laws (see advertisement on this page). We invite ite you to visit our website to find out more e or call us on 0800 500 444.

WHAT WE OFFER • Warrant of Fitness (WOF) checks • Menu based servicing (refer for more information) • AA memberships available • Tyres • Wheel alignments • Cambelts • Radiators • Brake and clutch repairs • Engine tuning • Trusted AA brand with convenient one-stop formula • Free 30-point maintenance checks • Finance Options available

• Discounts on WOF’s, servicing and repairs for AA members • Smartfuel discount rewards • Open Saturday mornings • Free courtesy cars • Free 30-point maintenance checks • Free ‘no obligation’ quotes • Free cup of tea or coffee • Plenty of parking • Competitively priced • Flexible payment options including six months interest-free finance**

If you are NOT a member of the AA we think you ou may be missing out by not belonging to the biggest club c in New Zealand for a very affordable annual fee.

• Members of the MTA (Motor Trade Association) for great peace of mind

ur local Member or not, all motorists are welcome at your AA Auto Centre in Palmerston North, visit our web website to see what we can off offer you!

• Conveniently located next to Pioneer New World, Spotlight and The Warehouse and just a short walk to the city

visit Ch For more information about the AA Motoring Safety Check 3 or call 0800 500 333

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm Saturdays 9am - 1pm

06 355 5030 0



From July 2014 all cars registered after 1 January 2000 will switch from a six month WOF requirements to 12 months. Nearly a third of all cars inspected fail their six-monthly WOF. At the AA we believe this proportion is likely to increase from this year on as the WOF frequency decreases. We’ve developed a quick 16-point vehicle Safety Check for customers moving to an annual WOF.

THIS IS FREE TO AA MEMBERS. OR $19 FOR NON AA MEMBERS The AA Motoring Safety Check covers all basic safey checks in the areas of: Lights • Vision • Tyres • Seatbelts Under Bonnet • Steering • Brakes For more information about the AA Motoring Safety Check visit or call 0800 500 333 79 Bryant Street, Palmerston North 79 Bryant Street, Palmerston North

06 355 5030



Manawatu Guardian

Thursday, March 27, 2014



Husband and wife, Neville and Raewyn Weir are the owner/operators of AA Auto Centre Palmerston N North. This is their story. More than 20 years ago I (Raewyn) joined Neville in Palmerston North as a life and business partner. W With Neville having an existing Automotive business in John F Kennedy Drive and the lease due to expire, we made a decision to build our own workshop on a lifestyle block in Kairanga Bunnythorpe Road. Within six weeks we built the workshop and were up and running with a lot of Neville’s existing clientele ele wanting him to continue being their “local”. We enjoyed the benefits a country lifestyle could bring while working ng from home but after a few years and with our kids growing up, we decided to change focus in 1998 and buy uy an existing business in Feilding. We rebranded this business as Automotive One Stop which reflected the fact ourr b business truly was (and still is) a unique “one stop shop” – a bit like the old days when you took your vehicle to th the local garage and got EVERYTHING done…..from Warrant of Fitness to servicing, repairs, tyres….THE WORK RKS! This proved so successful we decided in 2001 to lease premises in Rangitikei Street and open anotherr A Automotive One Stop. When the lease expired in Feilding, we amalgamated both branches in Palmerston North and nd started looking for more permanent premises. We eventually found a place in 2004 on Bryant. Again, we builtt o our own workshop and when we moved in in 2005 it felt to Neville like the evolution was complete and he was c coming home; he’d started his journey in 1976 doing his mechanical apprenticeship at Supreme Service Station on on Pioneer Highway.

Don’t chase all over town, get your drive thru WOF from the friendly team at the AA Auto Centre

AUTO CENTRE Come in for a WOF, Service or Repair before April 30th 2014, mention this advert and go into the draw to win your choice of..


“It’s funny where life’s journeys take you some time - back to the place you started,” Neville reflects. We have loved the challenge of taking care of thousands of vehicles and love the immense satisfaction n of being able to provide peace of mind motoring. It has made it all worthwhile and doing it together has been a b bonus! Customers and friends will often say “how have you managed this; working so closely together?”

Worth of MTA Petrol Vouchers

Well they say the couple that work and play together stay together. In our case this has certainly been en true. At times it has been challenging but now our three boys have left the nest, we find we have even more e time to spend together and we cherish it. We spend our leisure time pursuing sporting interests; Nev’s passion on of road cycling has taken us to lots of places and we have seen some wonderful successes for him. At the recen ent Master’s Games in Dunedin he won seven Gold medals from six events. Meanwhile I discovered five years ago my passion is running and am about to compete in my fifth mar arathon in Rotorua in early May.


A FREE AA Plus Membership worth $128

Because we enjoy new challenges and after operating the successful formula with Automotive One Stop In Bryant Street since 2005, it felt right for us to rebrand as AA Au Auto Centre in 2012. We are excited about the beginning of yet another business venture cycle for us where we can continue to take care of the Manawatu’s motoring needs.

Will be drawn on the 2nd May 2014 WHY CHOOSE US


• Trusted Palmerston North mechanic and reliable service for over 20 years

aland If you are ALREADY a member of The New Zeala Automobile Association (AA) you are a memberr of enjoy the biggest club in New Zealand. As such you en fantastic services, exclusive discounts and car, d driving, rs. As travel, insurance and finance value-added offers. a member you may be interested in knowing we have recently introduced some wonderful initiatives in the for motoring area specifically FREE driving lessons fo teens and FREE safety checks for those motorist ists who t WOF are apprehensive about the recent changes to the laws (see advertisement on this page). We invite ite you to visit our website to find out more e or call us on 0800 500 444.

WHAT WE OFFER • Warrant of Fitness (WOF) checks • Menu based servicing (refer for more information) • AA memberships available • Tyres • Wheel alignments • Cambelts • Radiators • Brake and clutch repairs • Engine tuning • Trusted AA brand with convenient one-stop formula • Free 30-point maintenance checks • Finance Options available

• Discounts on WOF’s, servicing and repairs for AA members • Smartfuel discount rewards • Open Saturday mornings • Free courtesy cars • Free 30-point maintenance checks • Free ‘no obligation’ quotes • Free cup of tea or coffee • Plenty of parking • Competitively priced • Flexible payment options including six months interest-free finance**

If you are NOT a member of the AA we think you ou may be missing out by not belonging to the biggest club c in New Zealand for a very affordable annual fee.

• Members of the MTA (Motor Trade Association) for great peace of mind

ur local Member or not, all motorists are welcome at your AA Auto Centre in Palmerston North, visit our web website to see what we can off offer you!

• Conveniently located next to Pioneer New World, Spotlight and The Warehouse and just a short walk to the city

visit Ch For more information about the AA Motoring Safety Check 3 or call 0800 500 333

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm Saturdays 9am - 1pm

06 355 5030 0



From July 2014 all cars registered after 1 January 2000 will switch from a six month WOF requirements to 12 months. Nearly a third of all cars inspected fail their six-monthly WOF. At the AA we believe this proportion is likely to increase from this year on as the WOF frequency decreases. We’ve developed a quick 16-point vehicle Safety Check for customers moving to an annual WOF.

THIS IS FREE TO AA MEMBERS. OR $19 FOR NON AA MEMBERS The AA Motoring Safety Check covers all basic safey checks in the areas of: Lights • Vision • Tyres • Seatbelts Under Bonnet • Steering • Brakes For more information about the AA Motoring Safety Check visit or call 0800 500 333 79 Bryant Street, Palmerston North 79 Bryant Street, Palmerston North

06 355 5030



Manawatu Guardian

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Why Pivotal?

Local and accessible

Finding the right financial coach is a pivotal element in reaching financial goals.

We are a local Palmerston North company, with a desire to assist clients in the wider Manawatu and beyond. We are separate from any Nationwide chains, and have the autonomy to provide the right advice. In addition, our offices have plenty of free car parking available for clients.

Pivotal Advisory was established with a number of underlying principles and values in mind. Not only do we want to be excellent in terms of the technical financial advice we provide, but we also value delivering that advice in clear terms. Range of services Our scope of service varies from client to client, and we can be involved in as many aspects of your finances as you want. We can be the one-stop-shop if required, as we can help with cash management, insurance planning, KiwiSaver advice, investment planning, mortgage management and business consultancy. Expertise Clients have peace of mind that they are receiving honest, qualified advice; from professionals who understand the value of getting it right and are committed to making a difference over the long-term. Transparency of business practice How we operate is very clear. There is nothing hidden and hopefully no surprises. Fees are fair and fully disclosed up front.

Fun environment Although finance is a serious topic, we firmly believe that all of life matters, and we want to do business in a fun, enjoyable way. We love having fun while we work, and enjoy a wide range of interests outside of work that contribute to being well-rounded people. Focus on relationship Our business is all about relationship and trust. Trust needs to be earned over time, and we are humbled by the trust given to us by our clients. It is pleasing that most of our new clients come from referrals from existing clients. Nothing to lose We offer our initial consultation free of charge, and without any obligation to do anything further with us. This helps provide potential clients with an opportunity to safely ‘check us out’, and to determine whether we are the type of people they want to build a relationship with.

Finding the right financial coach is a pivotal element in reaching financial goals. We have a wide range of clients; from school leavers wanting to set up their finances efficiently, to young families buying homes, to those conscious of the need to build wealth for retirement, to people in older age needing to generate sufficient investment income to live comfortably. Our offices are in Palmerston North; however we have clients throughout New Zealand. We have specific expertise within the Business, Rural and Education sectors, with numbers of clients involved in small to medium business ventures, farming or teaching vocations. However the principles of financial planning remain similar for people across all walks of life, and we have been able to provide useful advice for most people that have sought advice from us. There is little harm in having a financial ‘tune-up’ from time to time, especially when our initial consultation is free of charge. To arrange your initial consultation free of charge, please either call the office or text PIVOTAL to 8808 (texts cost 50c). The first 100 responses received will go in the draw to win the preparation of a comprehensive financial plan at no charge. BEN JONES



I have been providing tailored financial advice since 1999. I am committed to providing the right solution with the right advice - overtime. I take pleasure in helping clients from diverse backgrounds and situations in life, to help coach them to greater financial freedom.

I have been providing financial advice since 2002, and specialise in business and personal risk solutions. My philosophy is that you cannot have a ‘one size fits all’ or a ‘cheapest is always best’ mentality. To this end, I believe that tailor-made insurance coverage offers the greatest security in the event of life’s unforeseen circumstances. As such, I use a range of providers to recommend the best solution for clients, after considering their unique circumstances and challenges.

I have worked alongside Ben since March 2006. I am a born and bred Wellingtonian, having moved to the Manawatu in 2003. I have had extensive secretarial experience having worked for several large New Zealand companies.

Certified Financial Planner


Insurance & Business Risk Specialist

63 Bourke Street, PO Box 537 Palmerston North 4440

(06) 353 8655

A disclosure statement is available, on request and is free of charge.

Administrator Extraordinaire

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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In your Best Interests - Housing/Finance


bsolute Rentals is a Residential Property Management company based in Palmerston North. We work with investors to maximise your rental income, protect your assets and minimise the workload associated with the management of your Investment.

With over 11 years’ experience within this industry and being a property investor himself, Wade Thompson runs a professional and well organised business to continually achieve top results for his proprietors.

At Absolute Rentals we spend time understanding what you want to achieve, then we show you how to make it happen. Switch to us……. It’s easier than you think! We can arrange for the transfer of your property, even if there is a fixed

term lease in place and there are no costs incurred from our office. Once we have your authority, we can arrange collection of all relevant documentation to effectively manage the property on your behalf. Protecting your investment is what we do. Our service is guaranteed.

The financial cost of life

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Locally owned and operated


The concept of the ‘Path of Life’ is something the team at Pivotal Advisory are very familiar with. “There are many different stages in life; most of which have an impact on our finances”, says Ben Jones, managing director of this Manawatu owned and operated boutique financial planning business. Ben assumes that most of the life stages we face will require some level of planning; from starting a family to raising children, from purchasing a house to building an investment base so we can stop work one day. Although there are a number of people who prefer to manage their own finances, the general public are increasingly aware that involving a financial coach can be worthwhile. Ben estimates that he’s been able to provide meaningful assistance to over 95 per cent of the people he’s met over the past 15 years in his professional capacity. For some that might be as simple as providing researched recommendations for choosing an appropriate KiwiSaver fund or insurance portfolio,for others the focus may be on structuring banking affairs in bid to manage The Housing Advice Centre is a community agency that has been providing advice to landlords, tenants and others with housing related concerns or enquiries in the Palmerston North area for 25 years. We are a free service and have private rental listings updated twice weekly. If you have a problem, question, or are just curious about a rental housing or accommodation matters, then we can help you. We also offer seminars to any community groups on housing matters. Our hours are Monday to Friday 10 to 3 p.m, in community House, 77 King Street.

HOUSING ADVICE CENTRE 77 King Street Palmerston North 4410 Ph 358-4875


their cash more efficiently. Others may still require mortgage broking assistance, investment planning or business consultancy. “Having a wide range of financial planning expertise is essential when looking at life in a holistic way,” Ben explains. “None of us know what we don’t know, but it is often difficult to know where to turn to for assistance. There is also the problem of trying to work out who you can trust.” It’s for this reason that Pivotal Advisory always offers an initial consultation free of charge so prospective clients can get a feel for the kinds of areas they can benefit from advice in, as well as a ‘safe’, no strings attached meeting with a financial planner to see if there’s the right sort of chemistry. Ben’s view is that it isn’t usually about whether or not a person would value from obtaining financial advice, but more to do with whom to get that advice from. One of Ben’s most pleasing reflections over the past 15 years is that the vast majority of Pivotal Advisory’s new clients come from referrals; either satisfied clients or other professional advisers.

“The name your Friends Recommend!” “Your home is where your heart is” and if you want someone that really cares about you, your family and your situation, you will not find a better choice than Bonnie Brown.

For a FREE appraisal on your Home CALL BONNIE FREE NOW 0508 266 643

Bonnie Brown Licensed Salesperson

DDI 350 2421 Mobile 022 104 3107


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Thursday, March 27, 2014


Marriage & Weddings

Best Man • Pays the celebrant and others with money provided by groom.

• Assists with decorating reception room. • Attends the rehearsal.

• Rearranges the train • Attends the rehearsal. before, during and after • Assists with decorating the the ceremony. reception room. • Holds the bride’s bouquet • Responsible for the groom arriving on time.

Traditional roles have a place Although today’s weddings often don’t follow the old rules when delegating responsibilities for certain areas in any wedding, you are planning a traditional ceremony the duties of each person are well established.

CREATING WEDDINGS WITH A DIFFERENCE Personalised ceremonies at your venue or ours at Evington Gardens

• Keeps rings, licence and / • Takes care of the brides honeymoon tickets safe. accessories at the ceremony and reception. • Plans for reception exit transportation. • Acts as an official witness. • Attends as member of the • Attends as member of the receiving line and head receiving line and head table. table. • Gives a toast at the reception. Bridesmaids


Derrick Woods Marriage Celebrant

06 329 2634

• Assist with bridal shower planning.

• Assist the best man with • Attend the rehearsal. any of his duties, as needed on the special day. • Help with putting together • Attend the rehearsal. reception favours. • Assist with decorations.

• Assist with the work of decorating the reception • Attend as member of the receiving line and the head room. table. • Decorate the cars.

Chief Bridesmaid, Matron of Honour Weddings, Namings reaffirmation & commitment ceremonies by

(and possibly gloves) during ceremony.

• Helps arrange bridal shower and acts as hostess.

• Fill cups with confetti, rice or rose petals to throw over the new couple as they leave the reception to begin their honeymoon.

• Keeps a record of shower • Attend as members of the receiving line and head and wedding gifts for the bride. table.

Professional Bridal Hair & Makeup Indulge yourself and your bridal party, relax and enjoy the experience of being pampered at our salon... Ask us about our personal wedding packages for all your hair and beauty requirements. We offer a full range of hair and makeup options. and much more! Enjoy the opportunity of having all these services available at one location.

The Elm, 283 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North • 06 357 8414


Watch this space on April 30th the winner will be announced! 06 355 1775 Weddings start at


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Health For Life

Reshape your life today A new gym aimed at tackling the misconceptions of getting fit, is open for business. Reshape NZ was established by dietician and personal trainer Nick Ling, who saw the need for a lifestyle gym instead of the common sweaty, competitive muscle pits that are currently on offer. No mirrors, up-to-date equipment and one-on-one attention helps to create a

comfortable, non-intimidating environment where everybody knows your name. With limited memberships, this exclusive health club will call you if they notice you’re not using your membership and provide that much-needed motivation to achieve the goals you set. Mr Ling says, if you’re looking for the biggest muscles or want to be left alone, then Reshape may not be for you.

‘‘We’re about helping people live life. Things like stacking firewood, lifting and playing with your kids are the types of goals that are really achievable. Not only will it improve your health, but it will lift your mood, give you good bone health and you’ll be less likely to get sick.’’ Some of Mr Ling’s PT clients are over 65 and he says they’re his stars. ‘‘One lady couldn’t take her shoes off

but now she’s doing a lot more, and getting out and about.’’ A personal experience is created for each individual. When you walk in the door there’s a workout waiting for you and someone to provide that empowerment. ‘‘We know that sometimes people feel uncared for in a gym and this makes them disillusioned. We are approachable, realistic and we will remember you.’’ ■ For more information or to book an appointment with Nick, phone (06) 957-0150 or visit


JUST SIMPLE FITNESS AT THE GYM THAT’S NOT A GYM Call now to book your gift session

Ph: (06) 9570150

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Call Karen today to arrange no hassle professional on site workplace flu vaccinations for staff Allyson Harwood - Managing Director 37 North Street, Palmerston North Ph 06 355 3134, Fax 06 355 3133 0274 30 33 25 •


Relieve Pain... Feel Great!

DO YOU NEED TREATMENT FOR... ♦ Low back & neck pain ♦ Shoulder, hip & joint pain

“If pain is a bone of contention for you, we can help…”

• Modern Chiropractic equipment for safe & gentle treatment • All X-rays taken on site • Head, neck & shoulder pain • Lower back & leg pain • ACC & insurance covers chiropractic

439 Featherston Street, PH 357 4706

♦ Headaches and dizziness ♦ Accident Trauma ♦ Sports injuries ♦ Breathing disorders

Call now for an appointment...

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Don Fordyce 254 Albert Street, PALMERSTON NORTH (Opposite Hokowhitu Park Playing Fields)


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Thursday, March 27, 2014

PATH OF LIFE Health & Wellbeing

Caring for the health of New Zealanders Healthcare NZ offers specialist home support and nursing services which will help you stay as active and healthy as possible.

this organisation helps you to stay in your home and live life the way you want to. As New Zealand’s largest provider of community-based health and disability services, they have been supporting people to enjoy greater independence and quality of life for more than 25 years.

Offering a wide range of services which include personal care, home help and nursing care,

Working closely with ACC, the Ministry of Health and DHBS, this network has the ability to adapt national best practice to meet the unique needs of each community and individual. Healthcare NZ also offers care to those with work related injuries. Whatever your needs are, Healthcare NZ can ensure you are in control of your rehabilitation. Home and community support services will enable you to work towards and achieve your recovery-focused goals. Person-centred services for those who require more complex support over a longer period of time are also cared for. This will include supporting you to work towards and reach your rehabilitation goals so that you can achieve maximum independence in all aspects of your life. So, whether you are injured or just someone in need of home help, we are here to assist. You can speak to your GP, ACC or health professional about being referred or just give HealthCare NZ a call on

(06) 354 8998.

The Visual Fitness Planner with

Hom me Sup pporrt and d

The Visual Fitness Planner (VFP) was created as an educational tool to assist health and fitness professionals in demonstrating physiological changes that occur with proper nutrition and exercise.

Stay in your home and live life the way you want to

The health risk section of the VFP is based on seven risk factors identified by the American Medical Association, the American Dietetic Association, and the American Heart Association which are: • Age • Family history • Activity level • Smoking • High blood pressure • High cholesterol • BMI

We’re a wholly owned New Zealand company and we’ve been supporting people to stay in their own homes for more than 20 years, regardless of their age, injury, illness or disability. We enable people to improve or maintain their independence and retain a good quality of life. We are committed to listening to your individual needs and taking account of your values, culture and beliefs. We can fully meet your needs, from housework to complex health care.

How to access our services For more information visit our website LE N CELEBRATING 25 OF EXCEL CE YEARS

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Healthcare NZ - Palmerston North 44 KIng Street, Level 2 Palmerston North 4444 Ph 06 354 8998 Fax 06 357 6722

These were studied on their combined factors for contributing to diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association) published the Framingham Study, which followed 10,000 Americans and how their chances for developing diabetes, heart disease, and stroke significantly increased based upon their personal risk factors for more than a decade

The Results Prediction Simulator as part of The Visual Fitness Planner is based on the following: • Proper Food Intake • Resistance Training • Cardiovascular Training • Pounds of fat burned per week • Pounds of fat burned • The standard weight range • Body fat • The representation of the before and after picture • The transformation plan Generation of Health Age Solid principles and research were used to create the Health Age component of The Visual Fitness Planner™. Health Age is an individual's actual age and his or her lifestyle risk factors calculated together to produce one’s health age. Health age is an indicator of a person's likelihood of contracting heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer prematurely and is calculated by an individual’s seven health risks. This tool was constructed with the intention of motivating people to make healthy lifestyle choices while giving them a realistic view of how their lifestyle choices affect their likelihood of contracting the four major diseases.

The Visual Fitness Planner™

The Visual Fitness Planner™ was created as an educational tool to assist health and fitness professionals in demonstrating physiological changes that occur with proper nutrition and exercise. The product is based on scientific studies and widely accepted research. The physiological principles that hold true for all humans are illustrated throughout The Visual Fitness Planner™.

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PATH OF LIFE Health & Wellbeing

Providing essential support to families within the Manawatu

anger, worry, confusion and fear. They may be unsure how to

Supporting Families is a community organisation that focuses on assisting those suffering from or affected by mental illness.

help and ease the feelings of social isolation through being

act, or who to turn to for help. The Manawatu branch of Supporting Families can provide this reluctant to discuss what is happening in their usual circles. Sometimes people grieve and feel anxious and uncertain about

When a person experiences a mental illness, families and friends can often face a range of emotions such as anxiety,

Methodist Social Services Services offered include counselling for individuals, couples, children, parents, and families (Various funding options exist). Free social work support. Free family based education programmes, issues such as managing anger, grief loss and change, managing challenges, and anxiety and resilience. Emergency Food assistance.

663 Main St • Ph 350 0307

the future and what it will mean for their loved one.

Senior Leisure and learning Centre Our mission is to create an atmosphere where people can socialise and develop new meaningful friendships within the centre and the wider community. The centre provides a safe caring environment where participants can teach and learn from one another with caring friendly staff on hand and volunteers who assist with running of activities.



Manawatu SF provides education on how to gain employment have the quality of life you deserve. They also work with other national agencies to change misconceptions and stereotypes, and contract out expertise and training to Central Government Agencies and NGOs in the field of holistic, family-based mental health recovery. To access Manawatu SF for support, please contact (06) 355 8561 or visit

Morning and afternoon tea is provided (small charges apply) for further information contact Debrah on 3232410 Social outings are also run by the centre with weekly vans outings. For further information contact Sandy on 3232410.

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you don’t know what to ask for, how can you ask for it?’ I visit people in their own homes which can be more comfortable and convenient if there are any transport issues. I am able to work alongside other agencies to ensure a person receives the support they are entitled to. For further information, contact Bronwyn on 3233191. All enquiries welcome.

Senior Leisure & Learning Centre Programs currently running • Morning Teas Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings with Activities 9:30 am- 12:00 • Thursday afternoon entertainment with a variety of different types of performers each week, followed with afternoon tea. 1:30 until 3pm • Tuesday afternoon & Thursday morning exercises. • Rummy-o & in door bowls. • Weekly Vans Outings. The Senior Support Manager is available to talk to you if you have any issues of concern particularly around living independently in your home. Phone Bronwyn on 323 3191

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Manawatu Supporting Families provides a range of services for people and their family/whanau affected by mental illness and/or addiction. We provide; Family/whanau support, information, education and advocacy A peer support centre for people that have an experience of mental illness and/or addiction A programme for people affected by mild to moderate depression and anxiety A programme for children that live in the presence of mental illness and/or addiction. All services are free and confidential. If you would like more information on our services please contact 06 3558561 or email


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Golden Years/Retirement

Aging in style with Ranfurly Care Ranfurly Residential Care Centre (RRCC) is a brand new, purpose built aged care facility. Once our 20 bed specialist dementia unit opens we will be able to offer all levels of care from one site. We specialise in hospital level care but are excited to also have apartments internally for sale for people who require 24 hour a day care but want to maintain their individuality and have a bit more space. With the new premises, the number of residents RRCC can accommodate has increased to 92 and will continue to rise as the dementia centre opens and more apartments are finished. There are also six stand-alone units ready for purchase for independent living.

• Brand new purpose built facility • Professional, well trained staff • Offering all levels of aged residential care

Included in the complex is a huge dining/lounge area next to the commercial-sized kitchen, three separate, smaller lounges, a meeting room and an activities room that has its own kitchen where residents can cook as part of their diversional therapy activities. Outdoors several courtyards with seating have been created for residents to enjoy. RRCC is staffed with a large dedicated team of registered nurses, caregivers, dedicated laundry, housekeeping and kitchen staff. If you have any questions about the care we provide or want to see if our centre is right for you or your loved one please ring and speak to Anna. Find us at 6 Monmouth Street, Feilding or email us at or phone (06) 323 5050.

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Wimbledon Villa has recently completed an additional new wing to their home. We have beautiful new rooms which are bright and sunny, many with en-suites and/or external access to the courtyard which is built to meet the current best practice in outdoor living for people with dementia. Situated in friendly Feilding, we are only a 15 minute drive from Palmerston North.

If you are considering care for your family member, consider viewing our home, Wimbledon Villa, first. Specialists in Dementia Care. For further enquires or to arrange a time to come and have a look through our Home, Our staff are caring, friendly and have specialised training in Dementia Care PLEASE CALL FELICITY,




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Tank action set for Saturday night Wasn’t the Concert in The Square fabulous? It was great to see local talent being showcased along with the Black Seeds. Festival of Cultures turned The Square into feast of sights and aromas on Saturday. Well done to everyone that helped showcase his or her bit of the world. ■ Final round of the New Zealand Super Bikes National Championship brings best riders from New Zealand and Australia to Manfeild. Featuring Superbike, Supersport, Superlite, 250 production, Pro Twin, 125 GP, Sidecars. Can the Kiwis stop the Aussies from taking the Superbike title? Friday is practice/qualifying and free entry. Saturday/Sunday is Championship racing. ■ Friday sees the Village Night Market taking place in the Palmerston North City Library, from 5pm — 9pm. With fabulous stall holders, food vendors, live music and entertainment there will be something for everyone. ■ Bring your picnic rug, your family and friends and enjoy an evening under the stars at Movies by Moonlight. College Street Normal School has put something for everyone from blockbusters to recent animation flicks for the kids with their outdoor cinema. Come early to secure your spot, grab a bite to eat and catch the pre movie entertainment. Friday from 6pm and Saturday from 4pm. For more information contact ■ You are invited to the Multicultural Picnic Day for all Migrant and Refugee Communities in Manawatu region. Come along to the Ashhurst Domain on Saturday, between 10am and 4pm and bring your friends and family. MMC staff and volunteers will be on hand to organising fun outdoor activities for both adults and children alike. For more details please contact the MMC office on 06 358-1572 or email Shantona Poduval on ■ Spectacular racing in the Burger King Super Saloon is on at Roberston Holden International Speedway- Corvettes, Camaros, Mustangs, Commodore V8s. Starts 7pm at FMG, Arena Manawatu on Saturday night.

■ Because making awesomely cool records is what Grayson Gilmour does, he’s done it again. Join everyone at The Stomach to celebrate the release of GG’s latest long player ‘Infinite Life’. On Saturday night from 7.30pm. ■ Get Ready Get Thru. Palmerston North City Library invites you to get ready now so you can get through. Civil Defence will cover what to do in a disaster, from 2pm, Sunday 30. ■ St Peters free lunchtime concert features a programme entitled ‘‘Sing along with Ukes‘‘performed by Ukes. Tuesday April , 12.15pm — 12.45pm. ■ For Today — a New Zealand musical incorporating lots of wellknown Kiwi music starts at FAHS Feilding High School on April 2 — 5. Starting at 7.30pm. ■ Alliance Franc¸aise French Film Festival 2014 returns to Cinema Gold, April 3 — 15. ■ This year’s Pulse Urban Festival will feature urban arts such as music, dance, aerosol art, chalk art, fashion, plein air painting, body art, parkour and fire dancing as well as many more! Visit Te Manawa, noon, Saturday 5. ■ Lower North Island Boccia Championships welcomes players from Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu, Wairarapa and Wellington to Arena Manawatu on Saturday and Sunday. If you are wondering what Boccia it is a cross between indoor bowls and pe´tanque for people with physical disabilities. ■ World War III Tank Teams racing at it’s best as a team of Tanks take on another select team. Plus all the fastest saloons will be back in Palmerston North for their final Championship of the season. All the action happening on Saturday evening at Arena Manawatu. ■ The Kahuterawa Challenge will see mountain bikers challenge their fitness and bike handling skills at Arapuke MTB Park on Sunday. Racing starts at 9am. ■ Bridal Fair meets Village Fete at Caccia Birch, Sunday 6. If you are planning any sort of special occasion these exhibitors have a large repertoire of skills and ideas to assist you. Bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses and jewellery to match. Health, beauty and everything a girl needs. Come for lunch or afternoon tea. Gets under way at 10.30am.

We are looking for Manawatu’s young talent Star Search Manawatu gives our aspiring young stars the opportunity to showcase their talent on stage in front of an audience and win cash prizes. The most promising performer in each group and category will win $200 - Solo/Duo | $350 - Group There are three age groups: Junior 8-11 years | Intermediate 12-14 years Senior 15-18 years Entry Forms and Information Sheets are available from your School or the Feilding Information Centre. Entries close - Friday 9th May 2014 For further information please contact tact - Lesley Chapman (Manager) Feilding Civic Centre (06) 323-8306

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Manawatu Jets coach promises good season By ALECIA ROUSSEAU A new head coach, two new imports and a record of 7-0 for their preseason games, has put the Jets confidently on track to making this year’s semifinals. Darron Larsen, who was appointed coach at the beginning of this year, says the club has made huge improvements and he hopes to see them in the top four at the end of this season. With more than 20 years of coaching and playing experience, Larsen is under pressure to see his team perform. Taking leave from his day job as a PE Teacher for Feilding High School, this year’s biggest achivement has been his ability to adapt his coaching style to the players. ‘‘When I first began coaching I had a more dictator type style but now I’ve

evolved; it’s more about involving the team and asking their opinion.’’ Mr Larsen was first involved with the Jets from 1993 until 2004, winning the teams MVP in 1998. He was a trialist for the Tall Blacks in 1998 and 1999, before becoming their assistant coach in 2007. ‘‘I went on to coach the New Zealand Universities team in the World Uni games in Thailand and the following year I was awarded the Prime Minister’s scholarship for coaching.’’ Opportunities, including travelling to the United States to visit the LA Lakers, UNC and Washington State practices, have helped him gain extensive knowledge on the court. ‘‘I spent two weeks with Tony Bennett and it was amazing watching how these coaches implement their strategies.’’

Despite funding being a little scarce for the Jets, Mr Larsen says making the club sustainable in the long-term is vital. ‘‘We have some great players, both

from overseas and here in New Zealand. We have a good board this year and great structure and I’m very confident this will be a good season if it we want it to be.’’


FOR THE SECOND TIME: Darron Larsen has been reappointed as head coach of the Manawatu Jets.

Manawatu rugby — round one wrap College Old Boys 35 Feilding Old Boys Oroua 16. Leading points scorers: Troy Smith, Old Boys Marist 15; Isaac Winter, Old boys Marist 11; Mateli Sau, Kiatoa 10; Jordan Bunce, Kiatoa 10; Otene Black, College Old boys 10; Tipu Luke, Te Kawau 10.

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gency) denture. This can sure come in handy if your new denture should break and need to be repaired. Your clinical dental technician can restore your smile and ensure that the cause of soreness is removed, but only you have the ability to persevere with your new denture and adapt to eating and speaking with dentures. Phone Dental Art on 06 356-6197 or visit them at 17a Lincoln Court, Hokowhitu if you’re interested.

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What’s On

Harvest Baptist Church Location & Time for Services: 702 Main Street, Palmerston North Bible Classes For Everyone - Sunday 9:45am Morning Service - Sunday 11:00am Evening Service - Sunday 5:00pm Prayer & Bible Study - Wednesday 6:15pm

For Information Contact: Pastor Guy E. Bankston Phone: (06) 355 8333 Cell: 021-203-7170

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MANAWATU Property Investors Association 2nd April 2014 7.30pm, Palmerston North. Bridge Club Cnr Cook and Cuba. Guest speaker: Jason Driscole Chartered Accountant- structures for rental property ownership, deductibility of expenses, capital versus revenue, cloud based property apps. Public welcome $20.00 door charge.


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RECOVERY-CHURCH at The Salvation Army, Church Street Palmerston North. Every Tuesday night For all those who need encouragement, help in getting their lives together in situations of recovering from alcohol, gambling, broken relationships etc. For more information phone 358 7455. ALL WELCOME! TAI CHI CHUAN for health, wellbeing and selfdefence with Lester Wong/Tom Robertson. Beginners classes Mon & Wed 6.30pm-7.30pm. Exhibition Hall at Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North.For more information visit or contact Tom 358 9622 or 027 249 0912. ORGANPOWER No 86 Wednesday 9th April 12.15 @ St Andrews in the City. Roy Tankersley (organ). Soo Young Park (soprano). Stations of the Cross. Music for Easter featuring Bach, Spirituals and Pange Lingua by Naji Hakim. Admission free, Coffee and tea provided. RUDOLF STEINER HARVEST FAIR. Fun for the whole family. Crafts, games, children’s books and toys, pony rides, food, cafe, live music and interesting talks for the adults. Sunday 6th April, 10am til 2pm @ 187 Ruahine Street, Palmerston North. SINGFEST 2012. Eight Choirs from Wellington, Manawatu and Wanganui present a varied choral programme, at St Peter’s Church, Ruahine Street, Palmerston North. On Saturday 29th March, 10.00am to 3.00pm (lunch break 12pm to 1pm) Approx 220 singers. Public welcome. Admission $5. TEENAGED AND PREGNANT, then this group is for you. We provide food, fun, information about labour, birth, parenting and life skills in a friendly environment. Venue The pregnancy Centre, 3 Amesbury St, Palmerston North. Tuesday evenings 5pm-7pm. Cost FREE. Just "pop in" or Phone 354 2273 BLENDED Families Workshop- For the adults in blended families; working through challenges, solutions & strategies. On Saturday 29th March 9.30-4pm, $25 couple, lunch provided, registration essential @ Parentline 3551655. MEDITATION for a sweeter life: Weekend course , 4-6 April (Friday to Sunday). See or contact Prasada (, 027 223 7643) for more information.


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DANCE competition organised by the Palmerston North Dance Association to be held at the Regent On Broadway on March 28th,29th and 30th. Friday Evening at 6.30. Saturday sessions 8.30am, 1pm and 6pm. Sunday 8.30am and 1pm. Special young performer classes 1pm Saturday (ballet) and 4pm sunday (tap) nominees form these classes will represent PNDA at the prestigious PACNZ young performer awards in October in Palmerston North. The competition covers both group and individual classes featuring classical ballet contemporary jazz and hiphop dance styles. Over 100 competitions from around the North Island. Ticket sales Ticket Direct Regent Adult $3, Child $2.50 per session. Further information contact Michelle 06 356 6802 SUPPORT group for people bereaved by suicide. This group, facilitated by a counsellor from ACROSS Social Services, meets once a fortnight in Palmerston North. The group is for people affected by the loss of someone through suicide. People have found real benefit in being in a group with others who can share their experience. Enquiries can be made by contacting Rose Allan or Graeme Munford on (06) 356 7486. MANAWATU Supporting Families In Mental Illness, we provide support, advocacy and education to families affected by mental illness. Just as other forms of illness affect other members of a family, so to does schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, clinical depression and anxiety/phobias. This is a free confidential service to families and the community please Phone 3558561. ROSE CITY PORCELAIN DOLLMAKERS CLUB. 26th doll and bear show and competition 2014. EASTER PARADE to be held at: The Community Leisure Centre, 56 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North. Saturday 19th April 2014, 10am-4pm. Sunday 20th April 2014 10am-4pm. Adults (14yrs & over) $5.00, Children (5-13yrs) & Snr Citizens $3.00, Children (under 5 years) Free. WOMEN’S HEALTH COLLECTIVE: BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN - FREE health information, pregnancy testing, cervical smears(limited access), support, referral, advocacy. LOWER COST: Counsellors, complementary health practitioners for women and children. Open Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm, 53 Waldegrave Street, phone 357 0314,, BUJINKAN DOJOS NINJUTSU. Study this unique Martial Art under Internationally qualified Black Belt Instructors. Effective Self Defence Skills for all ages, male and female. Armed and unarmed combat, traditional and modern day weapons. Studied by Police, Military, Security and Civilians for todays Self Protection Needs. Phone 354 3845


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ORGAN CONCERT with Daniel Trocme-Latter from Cambridge,UK. @ St Andrews in the City. Saturday 5th April 7.30pm. Playing J.S. Bach, Schumann, Howells, Albinoni, Alain, R.Vaughan-Williams, Sibelius, Lefebure-Wely. Adults $20 Concessions $15. CLAIRVOYANT Demonstration this Sunday at 10.30am. Healing with Dianne & Mark from Waverley. At the Caledonian Hall, Weld Street, Feilding. PALMERSTON North healing rooms. All Saints on the Square, Wednesday 12pm-2pm,Thursday 7.30pm8.30pm. No appointments, No charge.Closed school holidays. Prayer changes things. ASHHURST School Gala Day. Sunday 6th April 10am-1pm. Stalls, Food, Games. Something for the whole family. Come and join the fun. 50+ single club to meet like minded people to wine and dine once a month. Cell 021 258 8085.

Round 4 New Zealand Super Bikes National Championship 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Manfeild Feilding Farmers Market 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Manchester Square. Feilding Saleyards Tours 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Feilding Saleyards The Learner’s Stand 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Feilding Little Theatre - Stafford Street Saturday Mar 29 Round 4 New Zealand Super Bikes National Championship 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Manfeild Hato Paora Gala Day 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Hato Paora College The Learner’s Stand 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Feilding Little Theatre Sunday Mar 30 Round 4 New Zealand Super Bikes National Championship 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Manfeild Mt Biggs School Trail Bike Ride 8:30 AM, Mt Biggs School Coming Events Sunday Apr 06 Model Aeroplane Flying Display 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Palmerston North Aeroneers Model Flying Club - Spur Rd West, Colyton.

For further details or to register your event, contact the Feilding & District Information Centre at 10 Manchester Square, Feilding, Ph 323 3318 or email Deadline 12 noon Friday

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For Sale TELEPHONE Extensions. Competitive Rates. Phone Scott installations (06) 3537238. T.V Aerial installations. Competitive rates. Phone Scott installations (06) 353 7238

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The NZ Army will be conducting a training exercise throughout the central North Island over the period of 21 March – 30 March 2014. This includes Rangitikei, Manawatu/ Wanganui and central Hawkes Bay. The exercise will involve military vehicles and soldiers with weapons moving in convoy on main and rural roadways at various times of the day and night. Other activities may include firing of blank ammunition and explosions from simulation pyrotechnics. Main areas of activity will be: Wanganui/Hunterville 22-25 March Waipukurau/Dannevirke 26– 28 March Ashurst/Tangimoana 28-29 March

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Touch, Paws! Working dog snippets...

Helen Sheard, Totally Vets It has been estimated that there are 200,000 working farm dogs in New Zealand, second only to Russia. The first working dogs were British Border Collies brought over with shepherds in the 1800’s. They were then mixed with other breeds to produce the classic Huntaway and Heading dogs.

Purchase any pack of FRONTLINE® Plus for your cat or dog or any two packs of BROADLINE® for your cat and enter the draw to win one of 5 cat or one of 5 dog luxury pamper packs valued over $550 each.* See in-store at Totally Vets for full details. Merial is a Sanofi company.

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Backing Farm Dogs… A recent survey by Australian Vet Liz Arnott found that herding dogs in Australia perform $40,000 worth of work over their lifetime, while costing only $7,700. Liz calculated this as a five-fold return on investment. At Massey University the Centre for Service and Working Dog Health and Research has been funding research projects on disease and injury in working dogs, and how they can be best avoided or treated…a great thing for farm dogs, who have really been ignored up until now. When a big heart is a bad thing… Some trial work has found that Huntaways may be predisposed to a heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy. The cause of this disease is as yet unknown. The chambers of the heart dilate and the muscle becomes thinner, resulting in a much less efficient pump. Signs of heart disease can include tiring easily, losing weight, noisy breathing and coughing. A large trial is currently underway in

Taihape to find out the prevalence of this disease in Huntaways. The eyes have it… Retinal disease in working dogs was recognised in the late 1980’s. It was found that some of the lesions were caused by migrating worm larvae that had got lost and ended up in the tissue of the eyes. Regular worming has reduced the number of dogs going blind, and it is recommended to give your dogs a broad spectrum wormer every three months. Reducing worm burden can also be achieved by regularly getting rid of faeces and feeding dogs in bowls rather than off the ground. Seed disease… Barley grass awns are the bane of many dogs and owners lives, especially the poor shaggy Beardies. Normally we see grass awns in feet, ears and occasionally eyes. However they can work their way a lot deeper. There have been cases of encephalitis (inflammation in the brain tissue) and lung abscesses caused by migrating grass awns.

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is a Female blue heeler x, approx 5 months old, a very sweet girl who’s quick to learn and will need an active home.


is a Male border collie x, approx 3 months old and a gorgeous wee boy.


is a Male foxie x bichon 2 years old. A Happy lovely boy, loves kids and is good with other dogs, but will chase cats.


is a Male mastiff x approx 6 months old and is good with cats and dogs. Ranger will need an experienced owner as he is going to be a big boy. He’s gorgeous!

contact E: P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter Feildingg Please Liz on (06) 328 8198

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moments and flashes of insight that put the missing puzzle pieces into place.

As the Sun and Moon align on Monday to create an opportunity for a fresh start, embrace your new solar year like you mean it.



Monday’s New Moon marks an important milestone in the month long wind down of your solar year and is the first sign the future is calling your name.


There is a chance this week to bring smart and forward thinking professional acumen together with old school, hard slog work ethics.


Brain Benders

Both personally and professionally it’s more about the journey than the

specifics, one that at this point is best embarked upon without a road map.


There are likely to be many distractions and demands this week, with life trying its best to keep you grounded and dealing with the realities of life.


Keep an open mind when it comes to financial matters, alert for Eureka

An important week for relationship matters is also an important week for money matters, with a need to be wearing those and quite a few other hats.


With so many pieces of the puzzle yet to come into play it is less about committing to specifics and more about committing to the journey ahead.


Monday’s New Moon is especially positive for it is not only particularly good for matters of the heart but is

likely to bring a surge in confidence.


Take advantage of the chance you have right now to make your life as user friendly as possible, with an eye on having the right work/life balance.


This is a week for new beginnings and opportunities and to make a fresh start when it comes to communication, new ideas and even your mindset.


You are being woken up to whether your needs are being met, if you’re getting your fair share from life and if not, what you’re going to do about it.


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Thursday, March 27, 2014

let’s talk about Let’s Talk About Health is a regular column produced by MidCentral District Health Board. If you have any feedback or suggestions for future topics, please phone (06) 350 8945 or email

MidCentral District Health Board

KEEP YOUR INDEPENDENCE – STOP THAT FALL Falls are common in older people and can cause –

% Bruising, cuts and other minor injuries % Broken bones (for example hip and wrist fractures) % Head injury % Loss of confidence % Loss of independence.









Fallen before


Poor balance


Weak muscles


Talk with your pharmacist about your medicines at least yearly.

A long term medical condition, such as arthritis or stroke


Multiple medicines


Eyesight problems

Have your eyesight checked yearly.


Hazards in the home


An inactive lifestyle

Exercise regularly


Low blood pressure.

assessment of your walking and balance

Get an

by your general practice team particularly if you at risk of falling (see box on right).

to improve and maintain strength and balance. Your general practice team can advise you. Talk to your general practice team to see if you could benefit from Vitamin D.

Make your home safer -

reduce clutter, improve lighting, use non-slip mats, always wear sensible shoes.

For more information contact: % Your general practice team % (preventing injuries at home – info for older people)

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