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BY JESSICA MORRIS Visions of tug-of-wars, family picnics and face-painting may seem to recall an era gone by, but that is exactly what show-goers can expect at the 130th Masterton A&P Show on February 18 this month. The annual A&P show has a new president taking the reins, and he is taking the show back to the classics. This year’s show will be drawing on the nostalgia of A&P shows of the past in order to draw in the crowds. Masterton A&P Association secretary and manager Grant Poulton promises a day of “a bit of old-fashioned, active, ‘put down your smartphone and just get into it’ fun”. “We’re really encouraging people to go a bit old school, bring their picnic gear and just have a good time.” These changes come as the A&P Association is trying to increase the number of visitors to the show. Mr Poulton says they are hoping to get 5000 people through the gates this year, and admitted they did get “a little bit less” than that last year. “We want more people, and we’ve priced it so that we hope people will recognise the value”. One of the new events Mr Poulton is most excited about is the addition of “wall-to-wall live music”, with four different musical acts from 10am until show close. He is certain that a lively

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Gerald Ford BY GERALD FORD Washouts have hit the news this week with a hole appearing in a South Wairarapa bridge. Big enough to swallow a truck wheel, the erosion caused by high river levels closed State Highway 53, the main road between Featherston and Martinborough, for nearly 24 hours. I took the opportunity to drive out on Wednesday, hopeful of snapping a photograph, as road workers were busy closing off the road. Getting what I needed relied on the goodwill and non-red-tapeishness of the roadworkers. I started off on the right foot, I thought, by asking very nicely if I could park in a flat area near the bridge, and then by grabbing my fluorescent orange vest before exiting the vehicle. A fluorescent orange vest is a great door opener, especially when the workers onsite are also wearing them. It gives instant credibility. It says, “I am a sensible professional and am aware of the risks associated with a worksite such as this. “I acknowledge the serious nature of your occupation and intend to comport myself with appropriate decorum and regard for safety, respecting the importance and the dignity of your worksite.”

I wore one that time I photographed a team of roadworkers who were all dressed in pink overalls. More seriously, it is a safety booster on jobs such as car crashes. On this occasion, the perceived hazard was falling through a hole in a bridge. A phone call was made and there was some delay while my request went wherever such requests go, and happily the answer came back in the affirmative. After a warning not to “attempt to enter the hole”, I was escorted on to the bridge and got a close up look at the mysterious missing piece of road phenomenon. It was quite fun, and when I got up close from the road verge side of the bridge, I could see that the actual hole was even larger than it appeared on the surface, with not much more than a piece of roadskin holding almost half of the road together. The other washout in the news this week is the deserted baches along Cape Palliser Road in South Wairarapa. These have been undermined by the ocean and are gradually collapsing down onto the beach. These are both a safety hazard and a source of pollution, and while South Wairarapa District Council have declared several dwellings hazardous and asked owners to remove them. Some of the owners, however, are proving hard to either track down or to convince to do their duty. Maybe they need a visit from someone in a fluorescent orange vest?

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Candidates for Election 2017 Wairarapa’s major candidates, with the exception of Ron Mark, have confirmed they will re-stand in this year’s election. Alastair Scott (National), Kieran McAnulty (Labour), and John Hart (Green), are all set to re-stand. New Zealand First, represented last election by Ron Mark, is yet to announce their candidates for this year.  Last year’s results were: Scott 16,223 (party vote 19,634), McAnulty 9452 (party vote 7712), Hart 1566, Brent Reid (Conservative Party) 816, Ra Smith (Maori Party) 181, Shane Atkinson (ACT New Zealand) 90. Alastair Scott – National

The Wairarapa Times-Age caught up with sitting Wairarapa MP Alastair Scott on Friday, as he stood outside the New World in Pahiatua collecting money for the Heart Foundation. When asked what his major areas of focus would be, come campaigning time in June, Mr Scott said he would be talking about “stability in a more uncertain planet”. “We need to continue with the same steady hand at the pillar with Bill English as the leader and continue to focus on growing our economy through greater exports, through free trade,” he said. “I’ll be talking about free trade a lot considering our region is an export-based economy. Mr Scott said the economy was in “as good a shape as it’s ever been” and things are going well in New Zealand, “despite what other people might say”. “The most important thing is that I’m part of a government that is improving the lives of all New Zealanders through pragmatic policies.”

Kieran McAnulty – Labour

Kieran McAnulty was confirmed last week as Labour’s Wairarapa candidate for the general election – though there were no surprises there as he was unchallenged. Mr McAnulty wants to help Wairarapa reach its potential, and said his knowledge of the area would serve him well. He was the Labour candidate in 2014, and won the candidate vote in Featherston and Masterton despite Labour polling only 25 per cent nationwide. He said now was the prime opportunity to get the economy booming, and said the region’s MP was critical to that. The four main issues he will be campaigning on are: providing effective representation for Wairarapa; regional development policies that generate jobs and invest in rural communities; proper funding for Wairarapa health services, education and police; and a stronger regional economy. “I want to stand and be MP because I want this place to have as effective a representation as possible, and I think the last three years have been wasted,” he said.

John Hart – Green

The Green Party’s John Hart was one of the first to put his name in the ring to stand for Parliament this year, not just as the Wairarapa electorate MP, but as a potential List MP. He was the Green Party candidate for Wairarapa in the last general election. “While the economy is doing well for some people, the government is doing a pretty poor job for a lot of people,” he said. “We’ve got kids sleeping in cars, we’ve got rivers that we can’t swim in. “We’re moving in the wrong direction as a country.” Mr Hart is a sheep and beef farmer who has lived in Wairarapa for the past eight years. People should vote for the person who best represented their electorate, he said. He wants to quash the perception that the Green Party was “anti-farming”. “We’re not anti-farming, we’re probetter farming. “We want farming to be more sustainable and have a lower impact.

Ron Mark – NZ First

NZ First Deputy Leader Ron Mark has not yet been confirmed as the party’s candidate for Wairarapa, but has expressed interest in the role this election. He was the winner in urban Carterton in the 2014 general election, and was the town’s mayor prior to the incumbent, John Booth. Mr Mark, who was a New Zealand First list MP from 1996 until the party was ousted in 2008, returned to parliament in the last election, later becoming Deputy Leader of the party, a role he continues to fill. Mr Mark said New Zealand First had not confirmed its candidates yet.

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A&P Show has favourites old and new

“We have people coming to compete from Manawatu, Hawkes Bay, Taranaki and of course from around the Wairarapa region.” Mr Poulton says the appearance of “local boy and iconic kiwi chef” Al Brown is certain to be a highlight for cooking enthusiasts, young and old. “He will be doing a demonstration in the morning, working with children to create and develop lamb burgers.” He encourages parents to bring their kids along in the hopes their youngsters will learn to skills required to “make lovely burgers for them later”. Al with then be doing another demonstration in the marquee around three, showing keen foodies how to make delicious meals using lamb and organic Wairarapa vegetables. An array of activities to entertain the kids are also available with face painting and even a magician on offer. There is even an opportunity for the

Peter McWilliam, new Masterton A&P Show president. PHOTO/FILE

family dog to come along and enjoy the fun in the dog show. There will be three competitions on the day, working dog, pedigree and family dog. Mr Poulton says they are “encouraging families to bring their pet pooch along” to get

involved in the family dog event. The equestrian event, which runs from Friday through to Sunday, is expected to be as popular as ever. Head horse marshal Christine Rowe was feeling positive about the day, and was hoping to see numbers to rival those of last year. ‘We had very good entries last year, around six hundred horses which was really huge. “So we’re hoping for similar entries this year”. Equine enthusiasts will not be disappointed with the talent on display, as Ms Rowe says to expect everything from arabs to pintos, from miniature ponies to the beloved clydesdales, which she says are “always a good attraction to the show”. For those show-goers who may be more interested in the rich history of the show, which has been running since 1885, a treasure trove of Masterton A&P association

memorabilia will also be on display, including trophies that date as far back as 1888. “We will have all the memorabilia we’ve found and resurrected on display for everyone to see”, Mr McWilliam says. “It’s a great chance to give insight into where we’ve come from, and to tell people where we’re going from here. “That’s the most exciting part for us”. Mr Poulton is feeling enthusiastic about the event, and is confident the community will get behind it. “Basically, we’re putting together an unbeatable, affordable family day out”. “It will be a magical day”. The Masterton A&P Show will run from 8.30am to 7pm, February 18 in the Solway Showgrounds, Masterton. Entry is $10 for an adult, $5 for children and $30 for a family pass.

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Rock-hunting brightens day BY GERALD FORD

The Ka Rewa crew, (from left) Whatahoro Fox, Nathan Riwai-Couch (aka Chopper), Kendyl Walker, AJ Aporo and kaumatua Ben Fox, with some of the Featherston School kids who will be doing the course. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER

Strength builder for kids BY HAYLEY GASTMEIER

Chopper is back in the community and aiming to strengthen the mana of South Wairarapa children. After hanging up his hat from a 17-year career in the police force last year, Nathan RiwaiCouch is introducing a resilience programme to Featherston School. The father of three, affectionately known in Wairarapa as Chopper, was welcomed to the school by a powhiri yesterday, along with his Ka Rewa team. Ka Rewa — Take Flight — is the programme which will kick off next week with the school’s older pupils — year-7s and year8s. The course was designed by Te Hauora, a Maori health service provider based in Masterton, where Mr RiwaiCouch now works, after standing down as the region’s police iwi liaison officer and as a senior constable last July. Mr Riwai-Couch said he

was loving his new role with Te Hauora and doing a course such as Ka Rewa with kids had been on his wishlist for some time. “It’s Tikanga-based so the children will learn karakia, waiata, they’ll learn their pepeha, so they can say where they’re from and who they represent.” As well as this, those in the course will be taught resilience, so “strategies to cope with bullying and situations they may find themselves in” — such as “being peer pressured to shoplift or take something from a neighbour or from school”. There would also be a strong component where children could connect with their community, Mr Riwai-Couch said. “We’ll go down to Lake Wairarapa and clean up rubbish while hearing historic stories about the place.” The year-long programme would encourage “strengthening children’s spiritual side”. The Ka Rewa team, which also comprises kaumatua Ben Fox, his grandson Whatahoro

Fox, Kendyl Walker and AJ Aporo, will be at the school every Thursday afternoon. “The first term we’ll be doing maara kai work, making vegetable gardens.” By the end of 2017 the school, numbering 78 students, would have their very own Featherston haka. And a tuakana-teina buddy system would ensure all pupils picked it up, as well as the school’s own waiata which was already in the making. Mr Riwai-Couch said he would like to see the programme, which has been at Lakeview School for four years, taken wider. “As much as I hope you will learn from us, we will be learning from you,” he told the students, who broke out in laughter when he told them he loved “shared lunches”, encouraging them to come to school stocked up. Pupil’s family members are welcome to attend the Thursday afternoon Ka Rewa sessions.

A global rock-painting, rockhunting craze has won approval from one Wairarapa mum. On Friday Steph Hall had taken her young children to the Kids Own playground in Queen Elizabeth Park, and she said the children were delighted to find brightly coloured rocks hidden around the playground. “Someone has hidden beautifully painted rocks all over kids own playground. We’ve found five and there are two other families “hunting treasure”,” Steph said at the time. “We’ve all been chatting and will be hiding the stones again for other children to find. What a neat idea!”

Someone has hidden beautifully painted rocks all over kids own playground. We’ve found five and there are two other families “hunting treasure. The rocks are painted in colourful designs including flowers, a kite and a bright red car. “It’s such a neat concept, we had so much fun finding them and just as much fun hiding them again,” Steph said. Last month the Wairarapa

Lily Wilson-Hall, age 3, shows some painted rocks found at Kids Own Playground, Queen Elizabeth Park. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED.

Time-Age interviewed Angelique Turner, who set up a Facebook page, Wairarapa Rocks, to promote the activity. The craze has sped through similar media with groups set up in Palmerston North, Christchurch, Hamilton, Whanganui, Whangamata, Taupo and Wellington. It began in the United States, with the first page being set up in Port Angeles, Washington. The page currently has more than 100 members, The page describes the rock hunting process as “a fun, free way to enjoy our outdoor spaces and create and find some treasures in the process”. For Ms Turner, it seemed like a productive thing to do after hearing about it through friends. “I created it after talking to friends in Palmy and Lower Hutt and seeing how popular it is for children,” she said.

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Classic riders get results BY GAIL SMITH On February 4 and 5 the New Zealand Classic Motorcycle Racing Register (NZCMRR) hosted the Classic Festival at Pukekohe, celebrating the Marlboro International Road Racing Series held in the 70s. Five Wairarapa riders were entered in several classes in the event. The youngest was Finn Harman, 21, of Carterton, who was entered in three different classes – riding a 1989 500cc Ducati Mono, a 1972 500cc Weslake 500 and a 1972 250cc Benelli 2c. Harman won The British Motorcycle Spares Trophy Best 500cc Classic 70s, the Les De Lacy Trophy (now for scratch race Pre-1982 Junior/Pre-1989 F2/F3) and was first in Pre-1989 cumulative points (over the first three rounds of racing). Harman has a bond with the bike that gives him drive and determination and is someone to watch in the future. Brett Harman was Finn’s main supporter and an occasional rider at the event. Terry Galway from Masterton was riding a 1975 850cc Norton Rob North replica and was placed second in Classic 70s Open class and second in Classic 70s Open cumulative points (over first three rounds of racing).

Bill Bieber from Martinborough was riding a 1946 350cc Velocetter MK VIII in the pre-war class, Bill has 45 years racing experience and also competed in the Marlboro Series. Bill won the Fellside Trophy for Best performance by a Girder Fork, the Len Perry Trophy for Pre-war and was first in Pre-war cumulative points (over first three rounds of racing). Mark Smith of Carterton who also raced in the Marlboro Series was racing his Triumph T140 883cc 1972 sidecar with Darren Prentis from New Plymouth swinging for him. Prentis also competes at the Isle of Man as a swinger. Smith and Prentis won the “Howard Gregory Memorial Trophy” and were first in Pre-1976 Post Classic Sidecars, all engine sizes cumulative points (over first 3 rounds of racing). Smith used to race with Howard in the 70s and 80s so this in particular is a special trophy, Smith also won this two years ago with Sid Sutherland, another local rider who has retired from racing and used to race with Howard. Well done to these Wairarapa competitors who represented us in Classic Motorbike racing.

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Aussie-bound kids Cat home sought KITTYCAT REHOMING

BY JESSICA MORRIS

A Masterton family says they have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the local community as they endeavour to travel to Australia for two of their children, Jerome and Lynall Lopa, to perform at the Gizzy Day musical festival. The festival, held in Melbourne on March 18, is a celebration of New Zealand music and culture, and draws expatriates from Melbourne and beyond. “There’s a lot of great musicians that attend Gizzy Day in Australia”, says Jerome’s mum Mereana Lopa. “For us, our kids being a part of that is just an awesome opportunity”. Mrs Lopa says her family wants to express their gratitude to the local community that they have served in the past. “We really just want to emphasise how thankful we are”, Mrs Lopa said. “We’re usually on the other end of getting behind causes, and it’s just great to see how much support we have received back from the community.” “It’s just been amazing”. Jerome, 13, has had an interest in singing and performing for as long as he can remember. The talented young musician recently entered Year 10 at Makoura College, but is already starting NCEA Level 1 Music a year early. When he found out the organisers of Gizzy Day in Melbourne had seen a clip of

Talented performers Lynall Ropa, 8, and Jerome Lopa, 13, heading to perform at Gizzy Day in Melbourne. PHOTO/JESSICA MORRIS.

him performing and wanted him to come over and perform at the event, he jumped at the opportunity. “I just love performing, and just showing people my talent.” His sister Lynall, 8, is also an avid music lover and will be joining Jerome in the performance. Jerome’s dad Namu Lopa says their children are thrilled at the prospect of their first trip to Australia. “They’ve been buzzing out, they’re so excited about it”. In order to help them get over to Australia for the festival, a

family friend took the initiative to set up a givealittle page for the family. The page, ‘Get The Lopas to Aussie’ has received over $700 in donations so far. While Mrs Lopa says the page isn’t something they would have set up for themselves, the response from the community has been wonderful to see. “We really are just so grateful to the community”, she says. “We are thankful, grateful and blessed.”

Harmony is a 5-year-old boy who is looking for a home. His owners don’t want to part with him, but due to circumstances beyond their control they have to rehome him urgently. He is outdoors most of the time and is a good hunter. He’d be well suited to life on a farm or lifestyle block but he is also used to living in town. When he does come home he’s quite talkative, loves a pat and being brushed. He gets on well with other cats, is used to being around dogs and is litter box trained. Harmony is de-sexed and microchipped.

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YARN DOUG’S TIPS Have your raspberries finished fruiting? If they have you can prune them now (unless they are dual cropping autumn raspberries, where new fruit will be forming; don’t prune these). Cut any canes that have borne fruit to ground level and then tie up the new canes that have grown over summer. If you’re not sure how to tell the difference, the old canes will be yellow and drab, the new ones will be fresh and green. Lift garlic and onions and lie out in the sun to dry. Keep an eye out for white butterfly caterpillars and spray affected plants with Kiwicare Organic Caterpillar Bio Control. Continue to dead head roses, perennials and annuals as the flowers finish. This will help prolong flowering into the autumn. If you intend sowing grass seed in the autumn, start preparing the ground now. Spray all the weeds first – be patient, wait until all weeds have died off before cultivating the soil. Remove the lower leaves of tomato plants to allow more light to ripen the lower trusses of fruit. Remove any diseased leaves or fruit that appears. Taller growing berries such as boysenberries, blackberries and other scrambling berries will require staking.

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Hops flowers or cones resemble pine cones. They are mainly used as a stability agent and to add flavour to beer, but have many other uses! The dried, flowering part of the plant is used to make medicine which is thought to assist in relieving menstrual symptoms, insomnia, anxiety, indigestion, as an antiinflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal. Hops is often included in sleep aids to help with insomnia … it has been observed that hop pickers can become sedated while harvesting! Hop vines are hardy herbaceous climbers. The vines are cut down after harvest in late autumn and they will remain dormant throughout winter. In spring they burst back to life. They are extremely fast growing; they can grow up to 25cm per day and eventually reach about 20 – 30m! You need to allow plenty of vertical space (and be wary of electrical wires etc). If you need a

quick cover over a fence they would be ideal, but they need a strong support system to grow successfully, such as tall poles, fences or walls. They need lots of direct sunlight and water, and will do better in loamy well drained soil. Because they are hungry for food and water, the soil should be rich in potassium, phosphates and nitrogen, so dig in some good quality compost and fertiliser.

wrap them around a support system. They mainly grow up, but lateral side-arms will appear and will need to be supported. Regular trimming is needed; if left you could end up with a jungle of tangled vines. Leave only the strong shoots and trim the rest off at ground level. This will encourage the goodness into the kept shoots and you will end up with a healthier plant.

Young hops don’t have a very large root system, so when watering during the first year frequent short waterings with mulch is best, but after that, less frequent deep watering is best (soaker hoses are ideal for this). Spacing between plants depends on variety, but most are around 1.5m apart. As a rough guide, one healthy vine could produce anything from 500—1200g of dried flowers per plant! Don’t expect too much growth in the first year while they are establishing their root systems, but after that they should produce healthy crops of fragrant flowers – my wife Daphne uses these to make potpourri. She places the potpourri in a little muslin bag to make my underwear smell nice!

There are a few ways to till if the cone is ripe enough. First, give it a light squeeze. If the cone stays compressed, it’s not ripe enough. When they feel light and dry—and spring back after a squeeze—they’re ready to be harvested. Roll a cone in your hands and smell it; if it has a pungent smell between cut grass and onion, it’s time to harvest. Roll the hop next to your ear; if it makes a cricket sound, this also means they’re ready to harvest. Then, after picking your ripe hops cones you have two options: throw them directly into a brew and make a wet-hopped beer or dry them to use later.

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Sidecar racers overcome injury Mark Smith of Carterton and his sidecar rider Darren Prentis of New Plymouth represented their regions at the Classic Festival at Pukekohe this month (see page 7), despite being injured in this spectacular crash on the “Cemetery Circuit” Wanganui Street on Boxing Day earlier this year. Besides the bent bike Mark suffered a broken rib and massive bruising and Darren broke his clavicle (collarbone), but the pair still managed to get back in action on February 4-5.

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Team MASH, in the lead up to Relay for Life, raised $5210 at their quiz night run by the masterly Chris Cogdale. Held at the Carterton Event Centre, 27 tables of six rattled their brains to remember which country eats the most meat per capita, who is Lydia Ko’s coach and which car now tops sales world-wide. The winners on the night also won the best team name competition with “It’s only Cannabilism if you Swallow.” MASH Team leader, Lisa Robinson, said all money raised would go the Wairarapa Cancer Society who provide local support for families and people affected by cancer. “This was our main fundraiser for Relay for Life. Our team of 18 had

brilliant support from the community, Lions Club and local businesses who donated really generous prizes. They included Martinborough vineyard getaways, a Taupo bungy, a night at the Copthorne an d the Mueum Art Hotel, Strada meal deal, wine and olive oil, a pass to Wings over Wairarapa, and cosmetic packs.” Team MASH is one of 30 teams now registered for Relay for a Life, a huge community event to be held at Clareville Showgrounds on 18-19 March. Manager of Wairarapa Cancer Society, Jacinta Buchanan, says it’s not too late to enter a team. “It’s a fun event but at the same time we remember those we are relaying for. Cancer Society is

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not government-funded and we rely on community goodwill and donations to maintain and improve the services we offer. This is our major fundraiser and is held every two years. We would love to see more schools and businesses involved. It’s great entertainment as well as being poignant as we remember all those affected by cancer.” • People interested in taking part can register a team by ringing the Wairarapa Cancer Society 06 378 8039 or online at www.relayforlife.org.nz.

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Fire ban rained off BY EMILY NORMAN

Unseasonal wet weather has prompted an open fire season in the middle of summer for the Tararua District. But it’s unlikely Wairarapa’s fire restrictions will budge until autumn. Tararua Principal Rural Fire Officer Paddy Driver said in the seven years he has worked in the area, an open fire season had never been redeclared in summer, until now. “We put the restricted fire season on because it was starting to get very dry in a lot of areas around Tararua, and we were pretty concerned,” Mr Driver said. “And then we started getting all these bloody southerlies, rain, westerlies – it’s just been crazy.” He said the long-range forecast for the next 10 days was predicting the same sort of weather for the district, which is what prompted the lift of restrictions. “There’s a high moisture level in the air and people down south in Eketahuna and are even getting their trucks bogged in paddocks and things like that. “We’ve never had that in summer since I’ve been here. “So we thought we’d take the restriction off because it’s just causing people too much grief at this stage. “If we get a major dry period, we’ll just put it back on again.” Mr Driver said north of the Takapau Plains it was “bone dry”, and south of Mount Bruce was dry as well. “So we’ve got this green belt in the middle - we call it paradise, but other

people call it Tararua.” Wairarapa principal rural fire officer Phill Wishnowsky said Wairarapa’s restricted fire season was expected to “carry through for some time”. “Our problems are that there’s a heck of a lot of dead grass around the whole of the Wairarapa. “That grass is dead, dead.” “While there might not be much of a risk on a day like [yesterday] when it’s raining over most of the place, one day of wind and warmth and the moisture is all gone and we’re back to a higher risk.” He said the restricted fire season is expected to continue in Wairarapa for the foreseeable future – “until we get that Autumn grass growth”. “In the time that I’ve been in the Wairarapa, 22 years, I think we’ve had one summer where we didn’t even go into a restricted fire season - but that’s unusual,” he said. “We would normally expect to go into a total fire ban for one or two months, but for this year, we’ll probably be able to get right through with just a restricted fire season.” Tararua’s open fire season excludes all beach areas, council reserves and Department of Conservation lands which remain in an all-year round Restricted Fire Season. Mr Driver said those who light a fire will still be responsible,” for all costs involved in fire suppression and any damage to other people’s property” if that fire should get out of control.

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Bringing it all to the haka stage Ra Smith A mokopuna of Wairarapa This month is the time for the national kapa haka competition. I think of it as the Maori CNN, because all the issues Maori are thinking about are brought to the stage. The best kapa haka performers represent their homes from places like Te Kaha to the suburbs of Auckland and even to Australia. The creativity of Maori is presented in dance and song with precision and personality. Representing your ancestors, your families and your communities in a competition of style and substance unique to New Zealand is a rush of pride and years of hard work. At a national kapa haka competition for high schools I sat with some Japanese tourists. They had come prepared and knew what would happen on stage, but what they were unprepared for was the haka and waiata from the audience. They asked me why the crowd was reacting like this and we talked about haka tautoko and waiata tautoko. The tautoko or support is recognition

of the performance being an excellent representation of their iwi because the haka or waiata tautoko is the anthem of the iwi. The other part of the moment was the wairua, the feeling of being connected as Maori. Another moment of connection for New Zealanders is the haka Ka Mate. When Buck Shelford decided he would take the All Black haka seriously because it would honour Ngati Toa, Maori more widely and even further New Zealand and we were relieved. It must be said though, that many other rugby teams, especially high school teams,

It is more than being Maori, like at Reap’s school’s kapa haka and our own Wairarapa haka in the haka world record, it’s being a New Zealander. had performed the haka as it should be for many years before the All Blacks smartened up their act. The act of the haka challenges the opponents on the sporting stage to

Anaru Te Rangi was part of the mass Wairarapa haka last year, the haka is part of being a New Zealander. PHOTO/FILE.

perform their best in the competition. The haka is performed in a wide range of circumstances, many with the appropriate mana our national dance deserves. A scan of youtube’s haka and waiata reveals the esteem people give others at funerals, at welcomes and victories. For tourists Rotorua has been a place to view kapa haka, but the scope for future developments from the platform of authenticity is more than tourism, it can be our identity as a nation. It is more than being Maori, like at Reap’s school’s kapa haka and our own Wairarapa haka in the haka world record, it’s being a New Zealander. You know you’re a New Zealander when you take kapa haka seriously.

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Steve Blakemore dies Prominent Wairarapa identity Stephen (Steve) Dennis Blakemore died on Friday, aged 67. Mr Blakemore had extensive experience working with the Greater Wellington Regional Council. From 1998 until 2005, Mr Blakemore was the planning and resource manager at GWRC. He was also a member of the Licensing Trust until 2013. From their Homebush residence, Mr Blakemore and his wife of 41 years, Mary, ran businesses such as a homestay, Gypsy River Camping, building shepherd huts, offering landscaping design and construction and selling a range of workshop products. Mr Blakemore also developed and marketed the Soar Horse, a design for cutting and stacking fire wood. Retirement from the regional council did not reduce Mr Blakemore’s enthusiasm for the environment and he raised issues such as the degradation of the Ruamahanga riverbed last year. Mr Blakemore is survived by son William, and daughter, Stella as well as grandchildren Frankie and Otis. Details of his service will be announced on Wednesday.


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GRAND ACHIEVEMENT CELEBRATED WITH OPENING OF NEW UPPER CLASSROOMS The ÿ rst day of the new school year at St Matthew’s Collegiate was also a historic day for the Masterton college with the o° cial opening of its new Upper Classroom block by Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy. GOVERNOR GENERAL DAME PATSY REDDY.

HEAD GIRL JESSICA GRAHAM

While the original structure still stands, it has been earthquake strengthened, as well as modernised for the 21st century while retaining its traditional character. Head Girl Jessica Graham introduced the Opening, followed by addresses by Trinity Schools Trust Board Chair Denise Beazley, Principal Kiri Gill and Dame Patsy, followed by a blessing of each of the classrooms by Archdeacon the Venerable May Croft and School Chaplain Rev Lesley Mouat. In her introduction Miss Graham said the outer appearance was only part of what the upgrade meant for the school. “That is only a small part of the change. We are a part of a school whose outlook is even more positive, whose social climate is one of pride, and whose population strives for a better future and reaches for the stars.”

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Mrs Beazley likened the building process to the British television reality show Grand Designs. “You’ll know that host Kevin McLeod starts the programme showing a model of what the people are trying to create and then we spend the next 50 minutes or so watching the highs and lows their journey – the challenges, hard work, not much sleep in temporary accommodation, usually a caravan. “At the end he goes back and ‘voila’, the end product is revealed. The usual response is ‘Wow, isn’t that awesome what they’ve done’. Kevin McLeod asks them was it worth it and every time they say ‘Yes, we didn’t quite realise just how much work it would be, but we’re really pleased we did it and we love the result.’ “Well today we’re here to celebrate our own Grand Design, and yes, it did mean inconvenience, hard work and temporary accommodation, but it was worth all the e˛ ort.” While an urgent need to earthquake strengthen the classrooms was the catalyst for their reconstruction, Mrs Beazley said the school decided to go further. “We could have simply focused on WHAT we needed to do. But instead we focused on the WHY. Why do we need an Upper Classroom block? And the answer isn’t actually about the building, it’s actually about the people who use it. We needed a safe, warm and welcoming place where our students could learn – and that meant changing the


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environment because the way young people learn today is di˜ erent.” As well as improving the building, St Matthew’s also took the opportunity to earthquake strengthen Cleghorn Hall which is the school’s main auditorium as well as building new toilets that align with its new gender diversity policy, being unisex, selfcontained, full height cubicles for all students. Principal Kiri Gill noted that the sta˜ and students achieved an “Excellence” in their achievement standard for demonstrating “the capacity to live, work, and study on a building site. Everyone navigated, and negotiated, building fences and noises - and simply got on with it.” “The ends justify the means. We have retained historical integrity in terms of the school’s aesthetic whilst creating a modern and sustainable building. The building is safe, traditionally modern, light, aware of the age in which is built, space, and it is environmentally and people aware. So it is wonderful to share this taonga, new treasure.” Mrs Gill noted Dame Patsy’s achievements including university lecturer, Chair of the New Zealand Film Commission and Chief Crown Negotiator for the Treaty of Waitangi, and how she represented a role model for the students at St Matthew’s. “I want for all our young women who walk the corridors of St Matthew’s and Senior College to aspire to be leaders in society, and

to lead productive lives. “St Matthew’s can boast many areas of strength - academic, spiritual, sporting and cultural - so it has not escaped our attention that you are supporters of the arts and culture. Neither has it escaped our attention that you have Wairarapa roots.”

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TRINITY SCHOOLS TRUST BOARD CHAIR DENISE BEAZLEY

Dame Patsy began her address by saying all schools have a history and often that history can be read in its buildings. “We can often trace the rise and fall of educational styles through the di˜ erent types of buildings that make up our schools. We can see how small, dark classrooms have given way to open plan and then moved on to ° exible spaces. Blackboards and inkwells have been superseded by whiteboards and smartboards. Exercise books and jotter pads have been joined by email and tablets. “All these innovations have been embraced with one aim in mind – to continue the provision of a truly great education.” The opening of the Upper Classroom block is another chapter in the life of St Matthew’s Collegiate, Dame Patsy said. “The redevelopment shows how it is possible to be true to both the history of the school, and to modern function and sustainability. Modernisation doesn’t have to be soulless and it’s wonderful to see heritage values guiding the design and build of 21st century facilities. I’m sure the students and

teachers who utilise this teaching area will appreciate the improvements in useability and innovative features incorporated into the building.” Schools like St Matthew’s o˜ er safe places for our young people to ° ourish, she said. “This safety relates not just to the built environment but to the emotional and intellectual environment cocooned around you. School is the platform for the journey to adulthood and it’s crucial to the development of the people we become. “My own memories of high school are that it was a voyage of discovery – about myself and about other people. What we learned was so much wider than what was on the curriculum – how to be good people, how

to work collegially with others and how to aspire to bigger things.” Dame Patsy’s aide-de-camp (personal assistant) was a student at St Matthew’s. “I think an ex-pupil of St Matthews, my ADC LT Holly Swallow, summed it up best when she said this school gave her the freedom to shape herself into the sort of woman she wanted to be. “The philosopher Plato once said, “The direction in which education starts a person will determine their future in life”. I wish all the students of St Matthew’s the very best as you ÿ nd your direction. This new Centre seems to me to be a wonderful launch pad for your academic and life ambitions.”

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THE COMMON ROOM SPACE HAS PROVIDED A COMMUNAL AREA FOR STUDENTS TO GATHER,WHILE CREATING EXTRA LEARNING AND BREAKOUT SPACES

MODERN NEW CLASSROOMS WITH A TIE TO TRADITION BY PRINCIPAL KIRI GILL In 2014 there was a need to ensure the structural integrity of the Upper Classroom teaching area - at 20% on the EQ code it was vital! Earlier attempts, although meeting compliance, were not su˜ cient under the new regulations. The building was in a largely as original state prior to the works and was earthquake prone.

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Accent Architects were engaged and they set to consultation meetings with the Proprietors, Trustees, and school. Time was a major factor, so the ÿ rst stage of the work was to remove the hazardous concrete tile roof in 2011-12. What was important was to retain historical integrity in terms of the school’s aesthetic but also to be mindful that we were creating a sustainable building.

THE BUILDING HAS BEEN EARTHQUAKE STRENGTHENED FROM 20 TO 100 PERCENT OF THE EQ CODE

built in the 1920s and the last stage in 1951. Cleghorn was added in later years. I suppose in many ways we have been faithful to the ‘clip-on’ approach, but there is something more aesthetically pleasing in the latest building event. First, it is safer. It is compliant - the Masterton Council have ensured that. Work for the earthquake strengthening has included removal of the unreinforced brick walls – while retaining the ˝ oor and propping the roof. We have also been fortunate that our architects have pawed over the necessary documents and guidelines to make sure we meet any and all regulations. Fire egress is a notable improvement. In the old building there was one way in, and it was the same way out. Our new build has all required egress. We have considered the door sliders, and the doors. Although glass doors, they have the required safety thickness and manifestations. The walls and structure are sound and safe.

If you look back at the school’s building construction history, it has been slotted together and taken apart. Lazarus was joined to the Upper Classroom; then was taken o˛ .

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expanses of safety glass. There was a long expanse of windows in the old building which gave great visibility into the rooms but the rooms did not beneÿ t from that glass- now they do. With the light, there is also cross ventilation to the classes. Fourth it is aware of the age in which it has been built. There are push button heating and window systems. We are the ÿ rst in New Zealand to have state of the art door sliders. The teaching walls have great storage solutions, and accommodate whiteboards and Smart Boards. Even the teachers’ desks can be pushed out of the way. We are a BYOD school so the common space has charging bays for the girls’ devices. Bring into 21st century ° exible learning environment while largely retaining the footprint of the original building. The introduction of short throw data projectors will compensate for the additional light, and the state of the art cabling will continue to allow more e˛ ective wiÿ capability.

were added and ° oors to corridors raised to the same level as the classrooms. The Common room space also has ÿ ltered water available to the girls. We are increasingly aware of how much children carry but also aware that devices will over time reduce the amount of that weight, so moving forward we have installed locker drawers, which double as seats. Sixth it is space- aware and accessibility aware. The build has created a series of di˛ erent sized spaces which have connections to each other. There is now the ability to open up or close down spaces, and sight lines have improved. The Common room space has provided a communal area for the girls to gather, while creating extra learning and breakout spaces. It could also be a venue for a mini conference. The wide covered verandah which can be used as an extension of teaching spaces directly – thus allowing passive supervision.

Fifth it is environmentally and people aware. The teaching walls use sustainable wood making it hard wearing and perennial. Incorporated into the common spaces are also enviro bins to ensure we are taking care of our environment.

The connection through to the lower teaching block is more obvious now creating a more cohesive campus. Teachers have a good deal of resources and the teaching walls have a˛ orded much desired additional storage.

As well as earthquake strengthening work, has included making the classes all accessible – previously there was a step up into each room from the corridor. Ramps

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ST MATTHEW’S COLLEGIATE SCHOOL - TO THE STARS THROUGH ENDEAVOUR St Matthew’s Collegiate is a centre of educational excellence, providing a foundation for young women to reach their highest potential through academic, sporting and cultural opportunities. It empowers young women to be confident, resilient, connected and successful valued citizens who are equipped for the future. St Matthew’s opened on February 10th 1914 with 47 pupils. The school was situated in the old parish hall near St Matthew’s Church, moving to the present site in 1921. For many years it was an independent Anglican school, originally from preschool to Seniors. Now it is a Year 7-13 school. Since 1982 Year 12 & 13 girls have been taught in co-ed classes with Rathkeale boys to form a senior college, based at the Rathkeale college site. In 1992 St Matthew’s integrated into the State system as a Form 1 to 7 Anglican Boarding School for girls. St Matthew’s is a boarding and day school. Integral to its Special Character is the unity of the day and boarding components achieved by offering a programme of religious, cultural and recreational pursuits in which all pupils are expected to fully participate. St Matthew’s is a church school and part of the Anglican Diocese of Wellington.

The integration agreement requires that a Religious Studies programme is part of the school core curriculum and pupils are also required to participate in the worshipping life of the school. Chapel worship provides a balance between the traditional and the contemporary, using A New Zealand Prayer Book (He Karakia Mihinare O Aotearoa), the Bible, music and silence. However, it is only as we care for each other that our regular worship makes sense. The upholding of positive behaviour based on the Christian values of justice and compassion is an essential element of the special character. Religious Education, which is a core subject at all year levels, along with experience of prayer, sacred music and chapel services, provides students with the opportunity to develop their personal spirituality. Staff are expected to uphold and act in accordance with the special character of the school. The school’s motto is “Ad astra per aspera - to the stars through endeavour.” It’s Mission is “To provide an education which will encourage young women to seek excellence in every aspect of their school lives academic, spiritual, cultural, social and sporting.”

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Pony success Both North and South Wairarapa Pony Club’s celebrated huge successes over the weekend at the Wellington and Wairarapa Area Prince Philip Pony Club Games with ten riders from the region making up the 29 competitors at the competition. The world-famous Prince Philip Games require a high degree of athletic ability, hand-to-eye coordination and a competitive spirit, alongside the ability to work as a team. The skill and expertise of the young riders, vaulting on and off their ponies often at high speeds, is incredible to watch. On Saturday, February 4, Hutt Valley Pony Club hosted the NZPCA Wairarapa/ Wellington Area 2017 Prince Philip Games at Belmont Pony Club. The young riders that made up the six club teams and 13 pairs teams from throughout the area included a very young North Wairarapa Pony Club team; Alex Anstis, 9, Romy Ifi ll, 10, Beth Pallister, 13, and Holly Gray, 17, in only their second year competing in this sport, 9, as well as the SWPC team Lucy Marshall, 12, Lou Lou McNelly, 12, Sam Millar, 13, Xanthe Furket, 14, Piper Marshall, 15 and Jeremy Thurston, 16. NWPC were represented by Romy Ifi ll and Beth Pallister on their ponies Pioneer Legend and Blue Suede in the Under 14 Pairs category placing fourth overall, and Lou Lou McNelly and Sam Millar represented SWPC, placing fi rst overall! Next up were the Open Pairs category which saw Holly Gray and Alex Anstis represent NWPC placing fourth overall and two teams for SWPC made up of Jeremy Thurston and Lucy Marshall in one, placing

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Golden Shears 2017 is set to run from March 2 to 4. This story from the official Golden Shear website outlines the history of this iconic Masterton event. It was the year 1958. A group of enthusiasts from the Wairarapa district Young Farmer’s Club mooted the idea of organising a shearing competition in the Wairarapa.  The venue was to be held at the annual Agricultural and Pastoral show. With advertising and special invitations, the stage was set for a new sporting spectacle that would impact on Masterton in future years beyond all comprehension. Shearers came from all parts of the North and South Island to compete and show their talent and skills. The competition was a huge success and organisers, Laurie Keats, Iain Douglas and Graham Buckley realised this new sporting spectacle was an untapped reservoir of unlimited bounds and talents. The group approached Federated Farmers then Chairman, Mr Roy O’Hara, and President, Mr Bob Chamberlain, to ask if under the umbrella of Wairarapa Federated Farmers, an Annual Shearing Competition could be staged and more appropriate premises be found, such as the War Memorial Stadium in Masterton. Golden Shears was the agreed title and from this point in 1960,

the world’s greatest shearing competition was conceived. The inaugural Golden Shears of 1961 surpassed all expectations with crowds so great, the local Army was called upon to control crowds around the stadium. Through the 1960s and 70s, before the impact of live sport on TV, the fascination and excitement of Golden Shears became a household name with seats booked twelve months in advance. The competition between shearers was fierce and uncompromising. Many of our great champions — Ivan Bowen, Snow Quinn, Roger Cox and Martin Ngataki to mention a few – engraved their names in the record books. In the late 1970s and early 80s many minor shearing competitions sprang up throughout New Zealand. Shearing had entered the world of professionalism. Major companies and businesses wanted to promote and sponsor this new physical and unorthodox sport. Prize money for competitions

Junior shearers at a previous Golden Shears.

became larger by the year, with many shearers adopting professional attitudes such as training programmes and fitness courses never heard of in the early days of the 1960s. For the voluntary organisers of Golden Shears, the rate of change was difficult to keep pace with. There were many rule changes, major sponsors were required, inter-challenge events between Australia and New Zealand were implemented and a World Shearing Championship held

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in 1980. Golden Shears became more than just a simple shearing competition. It became a foundation, a centre point, and arena, where many constitutional meetings were held and our world champions were founded. Shearing competitions throughout New Zealand and the World established their presence as a major sporting code in the late 80s and early 90s. Throughout the structural changes, controversies and

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Dairy awards finalists The 2017 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards is in full swing, with judging underway and the first regional finalists announced. The awards, which oversee the Share Farmer of the Year, Dairy Manager of the Year and Dairy Trainee of the Year competitions, received 424 entries. The New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards are supported by national sponsors Westpac, DairyNZ, DeLaval, Ecolab, Federated Farmers, Fonterra Farm Source, Honda Motorcycles, LIC, Meridian Energy, and Ravensdown, along with industry partner Primary ITO. General Manager Chris Keeping says this time of the year is always a highlight in the awards calendar, with preliminary judging and some finals judging in full swing. “It’s a very busy time for everyone involved in the Awards, and March becomes even busier!” she said. The first regional finalists to be announced are for the Hawkes Bay/ Wairarapa, Manawatu, Northland and Taranaki regions, with winners announced at Regional Awards Dinners. Tickets are still available for these dinners and can be purchased online at www. dairyindustryawards.co.nz. Regional Winners progress to the National Final and are judged by a national judging team to determine the national winners and placegetters of each competition. National winners will be announced on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Sky City Auckland. HAWKES BAY/WAIRARAPA FINALISTS: (Winners announced Awards Dinner February 27 2017) Hawkes Bay/Wairarapa Dairy Trainee of the Year finalists:

Dairy Industry Awards Hawkes Bay-Wairarapa winners from 2015 in Masterton. This year’s awards dinner is on February 27. PHOTO/FILE Brandyn Beale, Barnabas Ben-Canaan, Aaron Courage, Noah Firth, Aimee France, Devin Thompson. Hawkes Bay/Wairarapa Dairy Manager of the Year finalists: Damon Ashworth, Kenny Henderson, Andrew Melvin, Kelli Pailthorpe, Craig Pennell Hawkes Bay/Wairarapa Share Farmer of the Year entrants: Adam & Becs Giddens, Bruce & Jo Husband, Thomas Read, Adam Scott & Amy Shields, Rob & Shiralee Seerden

NORTHLAND FINALISTS: (Winners announced March 17 2017) Northland Dairy Trainee of the Year finalists: Blake Anderson, Henry McLeod, Erin Mitchell, Sarah Powell, Nicholas Thomas Northland Dairy Manager of the Year finalists: Cassandra Campbell & Troy Thomson, Martyn Davies, Jared Dean, Greg Imeson, Balkaran Singh Sran Northland Share Farmer of the Year entrants: Niall & Delwyn McKenzie, Philip & Pia Rockell, Sarah Thorne & Tony Sellars

MANAWATU FINALISTS:(Winners announced Awards Dinner March 1 2017) Manawatu Dairy Trainee of the Year finalists: Emma Kearins, Stephanie Walker, Sam White, David Malone, Joel Peterson Manawatu Dairy Manager of the Year finalists: Craig Crampton Hayley Hoogendyk, Paul Mercer, Ange Strawbridge, Renee Washington Manawatu Share Farmer of the Year entrants: Renae Flett, Jarrod & Nikki Greenwood, Lisa Hicks Michael & Raewyn Hills, Brian Underwood

TARANAKI FINALISTS: (Winners announced Awards Dinner March 3 2017) Taranaki Dairy Trainee of the Year finalists: Chayce Bailey, Tim Bonner, Jerome Grey, Marshall Jane, Benjamin Phillips Taranaki Dairy Manager of the Year finalists: Sam Hughson, Matt Kelbrick, Kyran Muller, Shaun Neal, Sam Symonds Taranaki Share Farmer of the Year entrants: Dion & Johanna Bishell, Natalie & Ian Butler Andrew & Tanya Dobbin, Matt Gugi, Conna Smith.

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Fruit work for February Backyard olives Olive trees, with their attractive greyish foliage, can successfully be grown in backyards as well as in a large pot in a sunny courtyard. They’re hardy, dry tolerant plants that grow well in cool to temperate climates. Different varieties are suited to different uses, such as ‘Manzanillo’ for pickling, ‘Kalamata’ for eating fresh and cooking and ‘Frantolo’ for oil, and also for different climates, so pick a variety suitable for your area (and your favourite recipe). Also check your chosen olive to see if it will produce

Melon heaven Rockmelons are one of summer’s favourite fruits, adding colour and fragrant sweetness to a fruit salad or combined with prosciutto for a gourmet sweet and savoury treat. If you’re enjoying rockmelons this summer, consider growing some at your place. Yates® Rockmelon ‘Hales Best’ bears an abundance of luscious, fleshy sweet flavoured fruit. In temperate and cool areas, start sowing seeds in early to mid spring. You can get a head start by sowing seeds earlier in trays of Yates Black Magic® Seed Raising Mix, ready to plant out the seedlings after any chance of frost has passed. Rockmelon plants should be around 1 m apart and are a great companion plant for growing underneath corn. If you’re short on space, try growing rockmelons up a trellis and support the developing fruit with netting bags or panty hose. Before direct sowing seeds or planting out seedlings, mix some Yates Thrive® Natural Blood & Bone into the soil, which will help to increase the soil’s organic matter content (which improves soil moisture holding capacity) and once the seedlings are established feed every fortnight with Yates Thrive Flower & Fruit Soluble Plant Food. It’s rich in potassium to encourage lots of flowers and rockmelon fruit. Rockmelon disease watch: like other plants in the ‘cucurbit’ family, rockmelons

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a better crop if cross pollinated with another olive, with trees taking around 4 – 5 years to bear fruit. When planting a new olive tree, mix some Yates® Thrive® Natural Blood & Bone into the planting hole and keep the soil moist while the olive establishes. Reapply Yates Blood & Bone every 8 weeks from spring to autumn to encourage healthy growth and lots of olives. Soil tip: olives prefer a slightly alkaline soil (pH 7 – 8). In areas with acidic soil, apply some Yates Hydrangea Pinking Liquid Lime & Dolomite around the root zone to increase the pH.

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can be susceptible to diseases like downy mildew and leaf spots. Downy mildew symptoms include yellowing and mottled foliage and leaf spots start as yellow spots on upper leaf surfaces, progressing to brown spots with a yellow halo. Spot diseases can also infect the fruit. Downy mildew and leaf spot diseases are more common during periods of wet, warm or humid weather. Yates Liquid Copper Fungicide is an easy to use, broadspectrum fungicide that can be used to prevent and control diseases on rockmelons. It’s important to use Yates Liquid Copper Fungicide as a preventative spray for downy mildew and for leaf spots start spraying at the first sign of disease.

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Lamb wool drops New Zealand lamb wool prices continued to decline at last week’s auction amid lacklustre demand during the peak production period. The price for 30-micron lamb wool dropped to $3.20 a kilogram at Thursday’s North Island auction, down from $3.25 per kg last week, according to AgriHQ. The price for 37-micron crossbred fleece also slipped by 5 cents to $3.40 a kg from the previous comparable auction, AgriHQ said. New Zealand is at the tail end of its main sheep shearing season which runs from December to early February. Lamb wool reached record highs of $7.50 a kg last season, however market conditions are less buoyant this season, as China, New Zealand’s largest export market, sits on high levels of finished inventory amid a shrinking manufacturing sector, while demand remains weak in Europe, and the fibre continues to face stiff competition from synthetics. “The market continues to struggle in this week’s auction, where a higher supply is hitting the market,” said AgriHQ analyst Sam Laurenson, noting that the currency’s strength over the week leading up to the auction had added to the downward pressure. Buyer activity for the 5500 bales on offer

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Golden Shears Lambs wool prices are under pressure. PHOTO/COBBLESTONES.

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Legacy boosts netball mission BY JAKE BELESKI A generous donation in the memory of two young Wairarapa women means the dream to rebuild the Colombo Rd netball courts is getting closer to realisation. Wairarapa resident June Edmonds has donated $10,000 to the rebuilding of the sporting facility, as a tribute to her daughters who both loved playing netball. Mrs Edmonds’ daughters, Janine and Rachael Edmonds, died three decades ago. Janine lost her life in a car accident in 1988 and Rachael died 18 months later from cancer. “Both girls loved playing netball and I was proud of their achievements,� she said. “Janine was the head girl at Wairarapa College house and school deputy head girl — both were almost 18 when they died. “Rachael completed her referee training and played age group representative netball, and Janine was in the Wairarapa under-21 team and was due to play the day she died.� Mrs Edmonds said she wanted to support a sport that her two late daughters loved and enjoyed as they were growing up. She is also encouraging the community to support the rebuild by helping to bridge the funding gap that the campaign

Total project cost is $2.5 million Over $1.3 million raised already, but there was a $375,000 shortfall when the first Lotteries Commission application was declined — they need to raise those funds by the end of March to reapply. Currently working with stakeholders to bridge the gap. Emphasis is on cutting costs as well as raising money, with the possibility of tradespeople helping with building process. It is hoped that the Lotteries Commission will cover most, if not all, of the remaining deficit once the $375,000 is raised.

June Edmonds with granddaughter May, and holding photos of her daughters Janine (left) and Rachael (right). PHOTO/SUPPLIED

is facing. Last March, Bring it to Colombo unveiled their plans to rebuild the netball facility on Colombo Rd. Costing $2.5 million, the work includes resurfacing and repositioning 12 courts — six artificial and six asphalt with three courts under cover; a new club room with disability access; an accessible toilet and shower facilities; player shelters for the uncovered courts; a large

viewing deck; and medical room with outside ambulance access. It had been hoped that the rebuild would start after the 2016 netball season but a funding shortfall and the Lotteries Commission declining a funding application means more fundraising is needed before any work can start. To date, Bring it to Colombo has raised more than $1.3 million but needs to raise another $375,000 before it

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can reapply to the Lotteries Commission for the final amount that is needed for the project. Bring it to Colombo Trust chairman Luther Toloa said Mrs Edmonds’ generous and heartfelt private gift will go a long way to helping fundraising efforts. “Mrs Edmonds’ generosity is another reminder of how important it is to get the facility rebuilt. “It not only provides an outlet for our young people to play sport, but also to socialise, build life skills and be part of our community. “We need to get on and get this facility rebuilt — its value to the community cannot be measured in dollars and cents and I know our plans for the rebuild will ensure that it serves our community for generations to come, as it has done for past generations and families like the Edmonds.�

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The immediate focus was to raise the $375,000 shortfall so they can reapply to the Lotteries Commission, who in declining the application had left the door open to reapply once the shortfall was secured, he said. This would need to be done by the end of March 2017. “We want to be starting work at the end of this year’s netball season,� Mr Toloa said. “We absolutely acknowledge our plans are ambitious, but I also know we can do it and we are now over half way there with raising the money.� Mr Toloa said a number of community fundraising initiatives are being planned including a Wairarapa wide school mufti day and the paling sponsorship is ongoing. For details about how you can support the rebuild or if you want to donate go to www.bringittocolombo.com.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Eat-n-Greet: At St James Union Church, 116 High St, Masterton, in the church hall. Come along for a fabulous meal, meet new friends and great entertainment. A different entertainment each month. All very much welcome. Drop in Centre: Pop in for a cuppa and a chat, gold coin donation for tea/coffee and a biscuit, 2-4pm, at St Johns Hall, Main St, Greytown. Call Bronwyn Hallot (06) 304-8442 or 027 2288651 or Pam Lloyd (06) 304-7997. Red Star Table Tennis Club: Meet 5-7pm, at Red Star Sports Association, 10 Herbert St, Masterton. Call John 370-2511, or Hugh 377-4880. Opaki Tennis: Clubnight 7pm. Call Greg 3774261 or 377-2201. Featherston Menz Shed: 61 Fitzherbert St, open from 6.30pm. Whakaoriori Shuffler Line dancing, Red Star clubrooms, Herbert St, Masterton, intermediate, 1-2.30pm. Call 377-5518 or 377-1135. Oasis Network Inc: A free service for all people who need advocacy and support for their mental health issues and well-being. Mon-Fri 10am-3pm, Wairarapa Community Centre, 41 Perry St, Masterton. Call Gaylene (06) 929-0961 or (0274) 604-796. Featherston Community Centre: Book Group: Noon-1.30pm. Call Sheridan (06) 3089059; Feldenkrais: 5.45-6.45pm. Call Rupert (027) 585-3822; Yoga: 7.30-8.30pm. Call Odette (021) 180-9452. Carterton Community Choir: Meet 7.159pm, at Carterton School hall, Holloway St, Email cartertonsinging@gmail.com Westside Playcentre: Open 9-noon, 165 Renall St, Masterton. Call 378-2224. Martinborough Playcentre: Open 9-noon, 38 Venice St. Call (06) 306-9068. Carterton Playcentre: Open 9-noon, Belvedere Rd (next to Howard Booth Park). Call 379-7875. Montessori Playgroup: 9.30-11am, St Andrews in the Field, Upper Plain Rd, Masterton. Call Deanne 377-5508. Mums & Bubs Fit: Open to everyone, 10am. For details text ‘Fit Mums’ to (027) 349-8962. Masterton Taekwon-Do Club: 5.15-6.15pm, Te Runga Scout Den, 45 Harley St, Masterton. Call Simon O’Hara 370-8844. Masterton Senior Citizens & Beneficiaries Association: Meet 1-3.30pm for cards, Scrabble and bowls, Senior Citizens hall, Cole St, Masterton. Call Ngaire Walker 377-0342. Wairarapa Asthma Society Inc: Rooms in the Community Centre, 41 Perry St, Masterton, open 10am-noon. Call 377-1175. Wairarapa Fern & Thistle Pipe Band: Band practises 6.30-8.30 pm, Savage Club Hall, Albert St, Masterton. Tai Chi: Martinborough 9.30-10.30am at St John’s hall (next to the fire station). Chair Yoga: Breath lead movements. The Spot, 365 Queen St, 1.30pm. Call Karina (021) 0820-0132. Yoga Beginners: Course-bookings essential, 5.30-7pm , St Andrews church, Greytown. Txt Tulletha (022) 176-4296. Yoga Works: Masterton 9.30am. Call Robyn 377-1802. Carrington Bowling & Croquet Club: Association Croquet: 9.15am for 9.30 start. Call Veronica George 379-8644.

Aquarobics: 11am at Lansdowne Village. Pilates: Beginners: 9am; 50s Forward: 11am; Shed n Shape: 10am; Stretch: noon; Core: 5.30pm, at Bodymind Pilates, Upper Plain Rd, Masterton. Call 370-1121. Judo Classes: Kids (4 to 9) 5-6pm, Cadets (10 to 16) 6-7pm and Seniors (14+) 7-8.30pm, Masterton Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy, 149 Queen St. Call Simon (021) 248-6111. Self Defence: Ju Jitsu, 7-8.30pm, Masterton Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy 149 Queen St. Call Simon (021) 248-6111. Masterton Toy Library: 2.30-4.30pm, at rear of Masterton YMCA, 162 Dixon St, Masterton. Alcoholics Anonymous: Masterton, 7.30pm, Soulway Church, 227 High St. Call Darren (027) 334-2685. Karate-Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Wairarapa Inc: Carterton: 6pm, at Carterton South End School hall. Call Thomas Duncan (06) 308-8844 or (027) 302-8923.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 Justice of the Peace: Service centre available at Carterton Library 11am-1pm. Tinui Craft Corner and Museum: Open FriMon 10am-4pm, groups by arrangement. Call Jean (06) 372-6623 or Pam (06) 372-6459. Featherston Community Centre: Needlework & Craft Drop-in: 10am-noon. Call Virginia (06) 308-8392. Masterton Tennis Club: Club night from 5pm. Free Community Fit Club: 6am and 11am, Carrington Park, Carterton. All ages, all fitness levels. Call Di (027) 498-7261. Carterton Craft Market: Open 7 days, 10am2pm, High St, Carterton, opp Almo’s Book Shop. Call Robyn 379-7099. Kids’ Song And Story: Fun songs, finger plays and stories for under-5s, 9.30-10.30am, at Epiphany Church Hall, High St South, Masterton. Call Jill 377-4614. Greytown Music and Movement: For pre-schoolers, 10am, at St Luke’s Hall, Main St. Contact: email admin@stlukesgreytown.co.nz Wairarapa Steampunk: We meet as required, 10.30am-2pm, at Kingstreet Artworks. Call Gaylene 377-4865 evenings or (0274) 494-596. Dance Fit: At Carrington Park, Carterton, at 6-7pm. If weather not good it’s in youth centre of Event Centre. Text dance groove to (022) 321-2643. Masterton Social Badminton Club: Play 7-9pm, all year round, at Masterton YMCA gym (371 Queen St). Contact by text Hamish (021) 259-7684 or Sam (0210) 552-113. Linedance: Greytown: For beginners, 10.3011.30am at St John’s Hall. Hatha Yoga + Yin Mix: 5.30pm , St Johns Hall, Greytown. Txt Tulletha (022) 176-4296. Yoga: Greytown: 9-10.15am, St John’s Hall, Greytown. Call Nicki (06) 308-6598. Carterton: 9am, at Gain Momentum, opposite the Event Centre. Call Odette (021) 180-9452. Pilates: Core: 10am; 50s Forward: 11am, at Bodymind Pilates, Upper Plain Rd, Masterton. Call 370-1121. Masterton Masters Swimming Club: Club night 6-7pm, Genesis Recreation Centre back pool. Call Graeme 377-0507 or Lucy (021) 0204-4144. Masterton Croquet Club: Golf Croquet 9.15am, behind the Hosking Garden in the

Park. Call Norma Wilton 377-3165. Carterton Senior Citizens: Meet 1.30-4pm, play cards, Rummikub and Scrabble, Senior Citizens Hall, 150 Main St, Carterton.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Wairarapa Herb Society: Meet at 1.30pm at Senior Citizens Hall, Carterton, opposite Wild Oats Cafe. Call Andra (06) 372-5761. Wairarapa Spinners & Weavers: Meet in the Wool Shed, Dixon St, Masterton, at 7pm. Call Trish 378-8775 or Lynette 377-0236. Masterton Toastmasters: Meet at the Carterton Convention Centre at 7.45pm. Call Lesley Hurst 378-8801. Alanon: A group for anyone affected by another’s drinking, meet at 6.30pm at Cameron Community House, Church St, Masterton. Call 0508 425-2666. Drop in Centre: Pop in for a cuppa and a chat, gold coin donation for tea/coffee and a biscuit, 2-4pm, at St Johns Hall, Main St, Greytown. Call Bronwyn Hallot (06) 304-8442 or 027 2288651 or Pam Lloyd (06) 304-7997. Red Star Table Tennis Club: Meet 9am-noon, at Red Star Sports Association, 10 Herbert St, Masterton. Call John 370-2511, or Hugh 377-4880. Featherston Menz Shed: 61 Fitzherbert St, open from 10am. Featherston Community Centre: Juesday Art: 10am-1pm. Call Julia (06) 308-8977; Pilates: 7-8pm. Call Kathy (027) 285-5595. Carterton District Historical Society: Open 2-4pm, Cnr Broadway & Masson St. Call 3797827 or 379-7150. Clareville Badminton Club: Main Stadium at Clareville, 7.30pm -9pm. Call Steve 379-6999. Central Indoor Bowls Club: 7.30pm, Hogg Crescent hall. Call Mathew or Graeme 378-7554. Carterton Playcentre: Open 9-noon, Belvedere Rd (next to Howard Booth Park). Call 379-7875. Dance Fitness Classes: Greytown with Justine Eldred at Kuranui College Dance Studio, 6.307.30pm. Call Justine (0274) 761-996. Masterton Taekwon-Do Club: 5.15-6.15pm, Te Runga Scout Den, 45 Harley St, Masterton. Call Simon O’Hara 370-8844. Masterton Senior Citizens and Beneficiaries Association: Meet for social indoor bowls, 500 cards, or a chat 1-3pm. Call Ngaire 377-0342. Wairarapa Asthma Society Inc: Rooms in the Community Centre, 41 Perry St, Masterton, open 10am-noon. Call 377-1175. Free Community Fit Club: 11am, Carrington Park, Carterton. All ages, all fitness levels. Call Di (027) 498-7261. Carterton Tennis Club: Midweek tennis 9am-noon. Carterton District Historical Society: 44 Broadway, Carterton, open by appointment. Call 379-7827 or 379-9021. Woops A Daisy Marching Team: March for fun, friendship and fitness, 5-6pm. Call Cheryl 372-5522. Yoga Works: Masterton 9.30am. Greytown 5.30pm. Call Robyn 377-1802. Hatha Flow Yoga: 5.30pm, 22 Dixon St, Masterton. Txt Tulletha (022) 176-4296. Pilates: Gentle: 9.30am, at Lansdowne Park Village, Titoki St, Masterton. Pilates Plus: 9am; Beginners: 11am; Core 2pm; Shed & Shape: 5.30pm, at Bodymind Pilates, Upper Plain Rd,

Masterton. Call 370-1121. Karate Classes for Children: Masterton Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-Do. 5.30pm, 49 Te Ore Ore Rd, Masterton. Call Steve or Sharron Riley 378-8814 or (027) 680-7738. Judo Classes: Kids (4-9) 5pm to 6pm, Cadets (10-16) 6-7pm and Seniors (14+) 7-8.30pm, Masterton Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy, 149 Queen St. Call Simon (021) 248-6111. Self Defence: Ju Jitsu, 7-8.30pm, Masterton Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy 149 Queen St. Call Simon (021) 248-6111. Karate-Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Wairarapa Inc: Martinborough: Martinborough Primary School Hall. Under-12s at 5-6pm. Call Corina Ngatai (027)432-6870. All at 6pm. Call Anna Börjesson (021) 163-8867. Toy Library: Masterton -10am-noon, rear of Masterton YMCA, 162 Dixon St; Featherston: 10am-noon, in the Community Centre, 24 Wakefield St. South Wairarapa Workingmen’s Club: Games afternoon, including cards, board, darts, pool etc. Call Doff 304-9748. Girl Guiding: Pippins (5-7 years) 3.45-5pm. Call Chrissy Warnock 372-7646. Carrington Bowling and Croquet Club: Bowls: 1.20pm for 1.30pm start. Call Ray Beale 379-8242. Masterton Croquet Club: Golf croquet 9.15am, behind the Hosking Garden in the park. Call Norma Wilton 377-3165.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 Harley’s Lounge: Harlequin Theatre, Dixon St, Masterton, doors open 7pm, music theme 1950s, by talented local musos. Featherston Community Centre: Ukulele Classes: 1-3pm. Call Neil (06) 308-9341. Masterton Senior Citizens and Beneficeries Club: Craft and chat afternoon 1-3pm, bring your crafts or just come for some company, Senior Citizens Hall, Cole St, Masterton. Whakaoriori Shuffler Line dancing, Red Star clubrooms, Herbert St, Masterton, intermediate, 5.30-7pm. Call 377-5518 or 377-1135. Kiddie Gym: For 0-3-year-olds, 9.30-11am, at St David’s Church, corner High and Victoria Sts, Carterton. Call Lorna or Abby 379-8325. Longbush Playgroup: 9.30am-noon, 1135 Longbush Rd, Masterton. Call Eileen (06) 3727861. Westside Playcentre: Open 9-noon, 165 Renall St, Masterton. Call 378-2224. Martinborough Playcentre: Open 9-noon, 38 Venice St. Call (06) 306-9068. Club Wairarapa Rockers: Rock’n’roll basic steps and more, 7.30-10pm, at Club Wairarapa, Masterton. Call (027) 333-1793. Rangatahi to Rangatira Youth Group: Join us for sports, food, and leadership, Carterton Events Centre. Text “R2R” to (027) 742-2264. Wairarapa Spinners and Weavers: Meet 10am-2pm, in the Wool Shed, Dixon St, Masterton. Call Trish 378-8775 or Lynette 3770236. Masterton Art Club: Open 10am-2pm for browsing or painting, at 12 Victoria St. Call Sue 377-7019. Dance Fit: 6pm at the YMCA Masterton. For details text ‘Dance Fit’ to (027) 349-8962. Tai Chi: Masterton: Intermediates, 5.30-6.30pm, Lansdowne Church Hall, Totara St. Walk Fit: Open to everyone, 9.30am. For details text ‘Walk Fit’ to (027) 239-9001.

Age Concern: Sit and Be Fit, 1.30pm followed by gentle exercise class, Senior Citizens hall, Cole St, Masterton. Wairarapa Asthma Society Inc: South Wairarapa, Easy Breathers Gentle Exercise Group, 10.30-11.30am, at the St John rooms. Call Sylvia 377-1175 or Cathy (027) 359-3625. Club Carterton: Two-course barbecue meal, 6.30pm. Belly Dance: 1-2pm, at St Johns Hall, Greytown. Call Tamara (06) 308-8343 or text (021) 02231893. The Dance Shed: 450 Belvedere Rd Carterton. Rock N Roll Class, 7-9pm. Call Wendy or Don 3796827 or (027) 319-9814. Carterton Women’s Golf: 9-hole golf at 10.45am. Call Colleen 377-0841 or Alison 377-5709. Quit Smoking Support Group: Run by Whaiora quit coaches, free, noon-1pm, at 22 Dixon St, Masterton. Recreational Walking Group: 9.30am, Essex St car park. Call Ann Jackson, 372-5758, or Ann Duckett, 378-8285. Chair Yoga: At Wairarapa Village, 140 Chapel St, Masterton. Gentle movements, 9.30am. Call Karina (021) 0820-0132. Yoga Works: Masterton 5.30pm. Call Robyn 377-1802. Zumba: Gentle Dance Classes, 10.30am at Lansdowne Park Village, Titoki St, Masterton, 5.30pm at the Rec Centre. Pilates: 50s Forward: 11am; Core: 9am and 5.30pm; Core & Stretch: 6.30pm, at Bodymind Pilates, Upper Plain Rd, Masterton. Tai Chi: Carterton, 9.30-10.30am, at St Mark’s Church Hall, High St. Yin yoga + Restore: 6.30pm, 22 Dixon St, Masterton. Txt Tulletha (022) 176-4296. Call 370-1121. Beginners Yoga: 9am, Carterton. Call Odette (021) 180-9452. Pregnancy Yoga: 12.30pm, Hot Yoga Studio, Kuripuni. Call Karina (021) 0820-0132. Te Runga Scouts: Cubs, 6-7.30pm, 45 Harley St, Masterton. Karate: Masterton Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-Do, 6.30pm, 49 Te Ore Ore Rd, Masterton. Call Steve or Sharron Riley 378-8814 or (027) 680-7738. Self Defence/Ju Jitsu: 8-9.30pm, Masterton Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy, 149 Queen St. Call Simon (021) 248-6111. Wairarapa Singers: 6.45pm, at Rosewood, 417 Queen St, Masterton. Call Pete 370-4574. Esperanto Club: 2pm, write to people using the international language worldwide. Call 377-0499. Soulway Cooking and Crafts: 10am-noon, High St, Masterton. Call Nikki Smith 370-1604 (church office). Alcoholics Anonymous: Martinborough, 7.30pm, 9 Jellicoe St. Call Mark 906) 306-6013 or (021) 02442870. Karate-Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Wairarapa Inc: Featherston: Primary School Hall, at 6pm. Call Paul Cantwell (06) 308-9839 or (027) 376-9804. Masterton Petanque Club: From 5.30pm, at Masterton Bowling Club, in Queen Elizabeth Park. Call Graeme 378-7331. Masterton Croquet Club: Association Croquet 9.15am and 12.45pm. Call Ian Wyeth 378-6425 or 377-5762. Carrington Bowling and Croquet Club: Golf croquet: 1.15pm for 1.30pm start. Call Steve Davis (06) 304-7155. * To have an event listed please email event@age.co.nz

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Wairarapa Midweek

Notices Employment Motoring Property Buy & Sell Trades & Services

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FORKLIFT For Hire. Short and long term. Phone James Trucks & Machinery on 06 377 0550.

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MASTERTON MASTERTON MASTERTON CATTLE GRAZING $220 81 Manuka Street AVAILABLE Mauriceville Alamein Ct 134 Essex Street $200 $260 6 Alamein Ct area Call Mike 027 252 $260 92b Lincoln Rd 9911. $210 $320 145H Perry St $200 24A Miriam Paeirau Rd Street

1 2 2 3 $330 Plunket Street Road3 $220 56 Boundary For Sale $220 $360 14541Perry Street 4 Cole Street CARTERTON $220 81 Manuka St TROPHIES & ENGRAVING $230 $245 22 Akura Road 2/6 Frederick Street 2 ‘The Sign Factory’, 45-47 $220 GREYTOWN 5/53 Opaki Rd Victoria St, Masterton. $235 $410 123B Cornwall Street Phone 06 378 7179. Ahihouka Road 4 $260 80D South Rd

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An empathetic and enthusiastic trained (Primary/Secondary trained) is 2 required to join the staff of our Supported 2 Learning Centre to work with students with 3 intellectual and physical impairments aged 13 If you need help with your $260 80Drental South Rd 3 to 21 years. property, $265 46 Kippenberger St 3 This is a fixed term position starting ASAP to call us today! Firewood have preapprovedSt $265 46WeKippenberger 3 the end of the school year and would suit $285 tenants 15 Jeans 4 waitingSt for a home. FIREWOOD PINE for this someone with an interest and/or experience in winter 4 cubic metres $285 15 Jeans St St 4 Special Education. $295 47 Michael 3 $195, 12 cubic metres PHONE 06 377 4961 Applications close 27th February 2017. $575, 24 cubic metres $285 822Surrey Street OR EMAIL $295 Stout St 33 Apply in writing with a CV and covering $1050 Free Delivery Eketahuna & Masterton office@mastertonrentals.co.nz letter, with evidence of teacher registration $295 22 Stout St 3 and the names of two referees who may be CARTERTON Phone 06 929 7685 email MASTERTON PROPERTY grampypampy@gmail.com MANAGEMENT LTD contacted, to the Principal’s PA, PO Box 463 $100 345 Waihakeke Rd CARTERTON Masterton; email office@waicol.nz

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shifts to work at our Stage 2 and Stage 3 Dementia specific unit. Applicants must have empathy for the elderly.

Presenters: Amit Dhull: Success Coach, will talk about the role of mindfulness and well-being to help with managing arthritis Keiko Nojima: Tai chi instructor, will talk about the benefits of Tai chi and give a demonstration

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MASTERTON GOLF CLUB In House Catering Opportunity Plumber Required Plumbing and Heating Solutions is a wellestablished business based in Masterton. We require an experienced tradesman who: • Respects and fosters the relationship we have with our clients. • Will constantly deliver a high standard of workmanship. We offer: • A highly competitive remuneration package. • The opportunity for a flexible work week by negotiation. • The support of a highly competent and helpful team. If this position is of interest to you, please contact Mark on 06 377 4878 or mark@phsolutions.co.nz

The position of Caterer for the Masterton Golf Club will become vacant from 8th March 2017. This position offers an enthusiastic person/s the opportunity to grow an existing business which currently provides catering to our members and visitors during certain times, five days per week. There is also the opportunity to provide catering for outside functions being held at the Club house and overall Club house management for the right applicant. Other specific tasks such as cleaning could be included with this opportunity. A comfortable flat attached to the Club house could also be available to the successful applicant. Inquires in the first instance to: The Manager Masterton Golf Club PO Box 249 Masterton 5840

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We require an Experienced Cook to do alternate weekends and on call casual relief. Must have experience cooking for our elderly. Please call in to: Lyndale Villa, 52 Cole Street for an application form and job description. Ask for Irene or Rob.

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Carterton District Council is intending to prepare a Reserve Management Plan which will outline the future use, management and development of all the reserves it manages across the district.

Calling for written suggestions Carterton District Council, under s41 of the Reserves Act 1977, invites you to make written suggestions on the proposed plan. All suggestions received will be considered for inclusion in the draft reserve management plan which will be made available for public submission later in the year.

Have your say by 15 March 2017 You can get involved by: • entering it online at http://cdc.govt.nz/have_your_say • emailing it to info@cdc.govt.nz • posting it to PO Box 9, Carterton 5743 • delivering it to the Council Office or Library on Holloway Street. Suggestions should clearly include your name, address, telephone number and email address. The list of reserves to be included in the draft Reserve Management Plan can be viewed at http://cdc.govt.nz Hard copies can be picked up from council offices or Carterton Library on Hollway St.

Carterton Events Centre Holloway Street There is no charge for entry however donations are appreciated. Registrations are essential: Please call 0800 663 463 or 04 472 5669 or email robyn.tuohy@arthritis.org.nz www.arthritis.org.nz

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Invaders hit the drags

Jade Cvetkov covered the speedsters and the spectators at the Auckland Invasion of Masterton Motorplex over the weekend. A muscle car smokes up a storm.

“The Auckland invaders” fan club came all the way from Auckland in a bus to watch the racers.

Brad Langford in his car “Blue Thunder”. 

The driver of a Valiant makes his charge.

The crowd in the grandstands.

Each month Featherston Gateway makes a donation to community groups and deserving individuals. To apply, please pick up an application from Featherston SuperValue, any of the Featherston Gateway stores or download from supervalue.co.nz. 43 – 45 Fitzherbert Street, Featherston (06) 308 9104

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A reset for cancer teens

CanTeen, an organisation supporting young people living with cancer, has developed and is due to launch reset - a lifestyle intervention based programme for Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer survivors. This comprehensive and practical programme will provide education and information on exercise, nutrition, health risks and selfcare. Reset includes components developed by a specialist physiotherapist and nutritionist, alongside ongoing support of young people aged 13-24 who have had cancer and have been deconditioned as a result, or who have late affects that affect their everyday life beyond cancer. The programme involves two weekend residential programmes in Auckland with a 12-week challenge in between which is home based, where they will be supported to reach their exercise and nutritional goals. The exercise component will be supported by CanTeen’s very first mobile application, developed by HotPotato Software Ltd and they will also have access to peer and CanTeen staff support. The programme came about as CanTeen identified the need for a cancer patient programme which included education around nutrition and exercise, due to the issues young people with cancer can face post treatment. Combined with the growing understanding we have around the importance of these aspects in ensuring young people have every opportunity to lead healthy lives post treatment. Georgie Lincoln, CanTeen’s National Programme Manager who led the project to develop reset said, “We realised from the evidence just how important lifestyle intervention was, especially for young people who’ve had cancer. We made it a priority to create a lifestyle intervention programme to help equip them with the tools and information they needed to lead a healthy life. We enlisted expertise to design the diet, exercise and technological aspects to reset and the CanTeen team of experts involved included patients - ensuring we captured their needs effectively”. • Wairarapa’s major fundraiser event Relay for Life, is set to be held at Clareville Showgrounds on March 18-19.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cricket win by one run

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BY GARY CAFFELL It was a gripping finish when Lansdowne edged out Greytown in the final of Wairarapa Cricket’s The Rock Twenty20 senior men’s cricket competition at Queen Elizabeth Park oval, Masterton on Saturday. Chasing 152 for victory Greytown needed 10 runs off the last over to secure the win and were still well in the hunt when their eighth wicket fell to a run out with one ball remaining and the score standing on 149. However, that last ball produced just the one run and Lansdowne were crowned champions.

It was a gripping finish when Lansdowne edged out Greytown in the final of Wairarapa Cricket’s The Rock Twenty20 senior men’s cricket competition. Batting first, Lansdowne relied heavily on the Prices, cousins Brock and Dylan, to get them through to a respectable 151-6. Opener Brock Price continued what has been a fine season with the bat in scoring 69 off 62 balls including two fours and three sixes while Dylan Price came in at 24-2 and departed at 126-3, having made 40 from 36 balls including four fours and one six. It was captain Gordon Reisima who

SHORT SCOREBOARD

LANSDOWNE 151-6 (Jackson 4, B.Price 69, Forrester 13, D.Price 40, Hook-Sporry 6, Dingle 1, Brewster 0 not out, extras 18; fall of wickets 5, 24, 126, 143, 151, 151; Reisima 4-0-24-2; James 4-0-22-0, Griffith 4-0-27-2, Aiken 4-0-32-0, Speers 4-0-33-0) beat GREYTOWN 150-8 (Childs 28, Burling 1, Paton-Masters 12, Speers 0, Reisima 36, Griffith 19, Lyttle 15 not out, Freeman 8, Morrison 6, Aiken 1 not out, extras 24; fall of wickets 25, 43, 44, 63, 112, 124, 136, 149; Hook-Sporry 4-0-27-2, D.Macdonald 4-0-45-2, Bailey 2-0-13-0, Barrett 4-0-30-2, J.Macdonald 4-0-21-0, Price 2-0-10-0) by one run.

Andrea Harris, part of third-placed relay team.

Brock Price, top scored for Lansdowne in final. PHOTO/FILE

was the pick of the Greytown bowlers, picking up 2-22 from his four overs and showing excellent control in the closing overs when the Lansdowne batsmen were doing their best to up the scoring rate. He was well supported by Brad Griffith who also bowled his full complement of four overs and took 2-27. Greytown got off to a flier through the aggressive striking of opener Mark Childs who raced through to 28 off 17 balls including five fours and one six but Lansdowne were able to slow things up enough through the middle stages to get themselves back into the fight. Reisima completed a fine all-round effort by making 36 off 28 balls, including six fours, and Griffith (19) and Paul Lyttle (15) chimed in with handy contributions but, in the end, the southerners came up short, if only just. Three Lansdowne bowlers picked up two wickets apiece, Stefan Hook-Sporry, Drew Macdonald and Hayden Barrett. To reach Saturday’s final Lansdowne first had to beat Red Star in last Thursday’s semi-final and they did that comfortably by 30 runs. Brock Price with 37 (36 balls and four fours) and Stefan Hook-Sporry with 46 (29 balls and two fours and one six) were the major contributors in Lansdowne’s 151-6 and then Jay Macdonald returned the remarkable bowling figures of 5-10 as Red Star were all out for 113.

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Big track result for small Wairarapa club Wairarapa Track and Field belied their status as one of the smallest clubs in the Wellington region by placing third in the annual Melrose Shield relay competition at Newtown Park over the weekend. The team of Jonty Morison, Liam Montgomery, Matthew Rodger and Andrea Harris headed to the capital with the idea of contesting two of the three relays which make up this competition, the 4 by 100m and 4 by 400m. A lack of runners meant the third section, the medley relay, was an unlikely possibility. In the 4 by 100m Morison set a blistering pace to hand over the baton on the first change to Montgomery with a commanding lead. From there Andrea Harris took over and while an all-male team from Upper Hutt edged past WTF they held on to second place through a determined last leg from Rodger. Coach Mark Harris elected to maintain the same order for the 4 by 400m relay which followed just 25mins later. Morison was up against national under-20 400m champion Alex Haye of Wellington and there was virtually nothing between them at the baton change. Montgomery ran a solid second leg to cement WTF in second place and while Harris was up against formidable opposition her time of 67secs was impressive. Rodger also came up with a strong effort and WTF eventually came home in third place.

These two placings meant WTF was in with a chance of actually winning the Shield and that prospect led to them also entering the medley relay with coach Mark Harris as their additional runner. Roger did the first 400m leg followed by Montgomery over 800m and by the time Morison had completed his 200m WTF were actually 60m in front. Andrea Harris extended that lead to 80m before handing over to husband Mark Harris and he held on well to complete the last leg in third place, the same position in which WTF placed overall. Meanwhile, WTF athletes also made an impressive showing at the Lower Hutt medal day held at the Hutt Recreation Ground. Seven-year-old McKay Scott led the charge, winning three gold, one silver and one bronze medals in what was his first real outing on the Wellington junior athletics scene. Lyon Rodger, 10, also did well with his medal haul being one gold, three silver and one bronze. He had earlier finished in the top six in several events at the Colgate Games so is obviously a youngster of huge promise. Other medal winners were Alex Clarke (two silver and one bronze), Franklin Wellington (one silver and one bronze) and Jasmin Wellington (one bronze) while Amber Wellington also acquitted herself well.

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