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Sixty years of brass BY GERALD FORD Christmas parade season is here, and brass player Brian Castle is preparing for another circuit of the Wairarapa events – having played in brass bands for more than 60 years. Mr Castle has been the drum major for the Masterton District Brass Band, but this year will be playing the cornet. He is also an experienced tenor horn player. Mr Castle has been playing in brass bands since 1955, when he was a member of the Carterton Brass Band. He served in the army in Malaysia, and was a band major with the Royal NZ Artillery Band. In early 1966, Mr Castle took over the conducting of the Carterton Brass Band, and when he left there, members combined with the Masterton District Brass Band. He spent many years living in Papakura, and was involved with a brass band there that did the Auckland Christmas Parades. “That was hot, that was a big parade,” he said. “People were lined up fi ve or six deep.” Keeping the numbers up is always a challenge, Mr Castle says, as young players grow up and leave the district. “The attrition rate is pretty high. One young chap is off to university, that’s just the way it is.” “Some of these kids go and team up with Wellington Brass, which is just a champion A grade band in New Zealand. “We just continue doing our thing with what we’ve got… we might have to do 12, four by three, rather than 16

or 20 … the more we have, the better we look and the better we sound.” At this year’s national championships in Auckland, the Masterton District Brass Band “won’t be able to attend as a band, but will be able to do ensembles and solos.” The Masterton District Brass Band plays regularly at events around the region, but especially at Anzac Day parades and Christmas parades. On Saturday mornings especially until Christmas the band plays at venues like supermarkets which is a good fundraisers.” Mr Castle also likes to encourage members to visit rest homes and do their regular practices there rather than in the band room, to entertain the residents. “Last year we were all carolled out, I didn’t have any volunteers apart from myself.” Mr Castle is now 73 but says he stills feels young. “Kicking around with young people keeps you young.”

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Masterton District˜Brass˜Band˜ member Brian Castle. PHOTO/GERALD FORD

Masterton District˜Brass˜ Band˜member Brian Castle. PHOTO/GERALD FORD


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Boarding up memories Ford Every Stream

Gerald Ford I was greatly saddened to hear that the Wairarapa College hostel building has been deemed earthquake unsafe and is now doomed to demolition. Many Midweek readers will have fond memories of that building. It included accommodation for hostel staff and sometimes senior students, but more importantly, the common room and the games room. I attended there from 1987 to 1991, under the leadership of the late Nelson Bradley and his wife Jenny. Every night at 6.30pm the student body would gather in that common room for roll call. Tea was from 5 to 5.30 and people would begin to enter from 6pm. Music videos played almost non-stop, and all the late 80s anthems were there from Giv(ing) Love a Bad Name to The Final Countdown to those that stagnated at the top of the charts for weeks - like Brian Adams and Sinead O’Connor. (Only bogans were into Metallica then, till the Sandman Entered and they went mainstream, so Guns ’n Roses was about as heavy as it got.) It was better to turn up early. Seniors sat at the back and if you were a junior who turned up late you got squashed out around the corner where the house master and mistress in charge of roll call couldn’t see you. This meant your overlords were forced to order you to move

inwards or even stand and move to fit into a new space, a space you were not able to squeeze into before. Such is the logic of bureaucracy. When the names were read out, boys whose voices hadn’t broken yet did their best to say “Sir” without too much of a squeak. Friday and Saturday nights we were entertained with rented movies like Top Gun and Cocktail, where Tom Cruise taught us impressionable boys how important alcohol consumption, motorbikes and one-liners were to attracting women. Not sure what the girls learned, except how to fall in love with the worst song (You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling) in an otherwise epic soundtrack. The importance of common areas to a co-educational boarding school does not need to be explained. The common room and the games room with its pool and table tennis table were backdrops to countless conflicts, crushes, triumphs and catastrophes - if those bricks could talk. They can’t, of course, but for the first time I find myself understanding why some people fight to preserve historic buildings. None of us knows the future and our present is often shaky, so it is good to be able to see and touch something solid that stretches back through decades and generations – surviving bricks-and-mortar evidence of the past. Rest in peace, College House building. Rest in Peace.

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Greytown Early Years had their new mural unveiled last week by South Wairarapa Mayor Viv Napier with some help from Kawiti Edwards, Te Kohu Purewa and Cory Collins. Work on the mural by Roze Doherty was funded by a Creative Communities grant through South Wairarapa District Council.

Mural opening

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Electric gateway opened

South Wairarapa Mayor Viv Napier mans the new electric charging station with Colin Olds, who was a catalyst for seeing it come to the town. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

Wairarapa celebrated the opening of its first fast charge electric vehicle station in Featherston on Friday – opening the way between Wairarapa and Wellington for electric vehicles. The charge station, in the Featherston Gateway Complex car park, is a joint project between Powerco and ChargeNet NZ, in collaboration with Trust House, on whose land it is situated. It was officially opened by South Wairarapa Mayor Viv Napier. “Featherston is the gateway for both Wairarapa and Wellington, depending on which side of the Rimutakas you live on,” Powerco chief executive Nigel Barbour said. “You have people who live in Wairarapa and commute to Wellington for work and Wellingtonians who like to visit the picturesque Wairarapa countryside on the weekends. The Featherston fast charge station provides a sustainable transport option for those who travel between the two regions.” Mr Barbour hoped the station “will encourage more people to make the switch to electric vehicles, which are cheaper, cleaner and quieter to run than traditional petrol and dieselfuelled vehicles” Most electric vehicles take six to eight hours to charge at home, but charging away from home is challenging. Fast charge stations can take less than 25 minutes.

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Transport is responsible for 44% of New Zealand’s carbon dioxide emissions and about 16% of total “greenhouse gas” emissions. The Featherston fast charge station is the fifth opened this year by Powerco and ChargeNet NZ, who last week due to open in Palmerston North and in Napier as well. Charge Net Chief Executive Steve West said “collaborative approach once again between Powerco, BMW, ChargeNet NZ and the local council has worked well”. A year ago, having bought his first electric vehicle, Wellington man Sigurd Magnusson was keen to see how far it would take him. Wanting to ensure he would have somewhere to charge it when he reached his destination, Featherston Motels and Camping, he contacted the owner, South Wairarapa District Councillor Colin Olds, to enquire. Mr Olds not only supplied Mr Magnusson with the electricity to charge his vehicle that weekend but, seeing the potential for bringing visitors to the region, he took it a step further by contacting ChargeNet NZ about the possibility of having a fast charger installed in Featherston. “The fast charger is great step forward for the region both economically and environmentally and it’s exciting to see it come to fruition,” says Mr Olds said.

New guide to Wairarapa

Visitors travelling to Wairarapa this summer will have a new visitor guide as well as a bumper season of events to encourage them to stay longer in the region, according to Destination Wairarapa. The organisation released its 2017 Official Wairarapa Visitor Guide earlier this month “Our 2017 visitor guide provides concise, useful information about the region’s unique attractions, activities and accommodation,” marketing manager Barb Hyde said. Ms Hyde said the guide includes the Wairarapa Wine Trail map “which is full A3 size

giving easy reference to visitors wishing to experience the region’s boutique vineyards”. As in previous years Destination Wairarapa will print 85,000 of the visitor guides and distribute them through the 80 i-Site Visitor Information Centres throughout New Zealand, throughout selected nationwide brochure stands and cafes and via rental car and campervan offices, Wellington airport and on the ferries. The guide has been released ahead of what is predicted to be a busy summer. Credit card data shows that last summer Wairarapa had the highest spend

ever. Ms Hyde says with a bumper summer events calendar about to kick in coupled with the traditional “high season” for tourists, the Wairarapa is prepared to welcome guests. On top of the regular events calendar, significant events include January’s Wairarapa Country Music Festival which will see the Topp Twins headlining, the UCI 2.2 New Zealand Cycle Classic and the biennial Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival. Destination Wairarapa is also preparing to launch a campaign targeting Auckland visitors.

Destination Wairarapa’s digital marketing executive Claire Lynch with the 2017 Officia Wairarapa Visitor Guide. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

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Mural for Greytown

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BY GERALD FORD

A group of Greytown preschoolers got immersed in their community and environment in recent weeks to produce a mural celebrating their place in them. The Greytown Early Years early childhood centre on Thursday had their new mural officially opened by South Wairarapa Mayor Viv Napier. The centre had applied for Creative Communities funding through South Wairarapa District Council, and engaged the services of artist Roze Doherty. “We had a plan to introduce the children to lots of different styles of art media,” teacher Nicola Billman said. This included sessions on photograpy and different types of painting. The mural “kind of reflects our philosophy which is all about being part of our community and part of the environment”. The process included brainstorming and taking walks into town to ask “what is important to us in Greytown,” Nicola said. “We came up with the river, the rocks and the kowhai.” Greytown Early Years has a large kowhai tree in its grounds. The children painted rocks to which their names were added, either by themselves or with the help of adults, which became a part of the multi-media mural. Artist Roze Doherty said

Greytown Early Years had their new mural unveiled last week. Adults from left South Wairarapa Mayor Viv Napier, artist Roze Doherty, kaumatua Paora Ammunson who led a karakia, and staff Nicola Billman, Katie Abbott and Rochelle Retter

working with the younger children was a challenge, but says “the big thing is the actual process, the planning and what is a mural”. “It’s actually about getting messy and having fun.” The mural was officially opened with the cutting of a ribbon by the mayor, after a blessing by kaumatua and South Wairarapa district councillor Paora Ammunson.

The project included introducing the children to several different art forms, including photography. PHOTOS/GERALD FORD

Thank you, Carterton. Carterton’s streets were full of busy children and sirens on Wednesday, November 16 when the Volunteer Fire Brigade took to the streets to remind the community of the annual food drive and Rotary and many Carterton children collected bags of food from generous donors. Since then Carterton Foodbank workers have been busy sorting food after another hugely successful community event. We have been blessed with generous donations. It has been fantastic the amount of food we’ve received. We are grateful to everyone involved, the people who gave food, the volunteer Fire Brigade members, Rotary and the children from Scouts, Guides, St Johns service groups, and community groups. New World has a bin for Foodbank donations, open throughout the year. Once again, thankyou all for your kind donations, they are much appreciated. The foodbank will be closed from December 23 to January 4. If you require a parcel, please contact the Salvation Army. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and New Year. God Bless, Yvonne O’Dowd, Chairwoman, Carterton Foodbank.

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Taylors Drycleaners & Laundry has just installed the very latest in dry-cleaning technology in its premises at 339 Queen Street.

which was started by Ken and Marie Millar in 1981. Both Ken and Marie are still involved in the management of the business, as are their children.

The original dry-cleaning machines were coming to the end of their recommended operational life so it made perfect sense to replace them with a new machine that uses far less solvent, energy and produces less waste.

Ken, who has been working in the industry for 50 years, is the Director while Marie is still very much involved in the day-to-day running of the dry-cleaning side of the business.

The new machine going in

Son-in-law Josh Stanway is Operations Manager, while daughter Celia is Prologo Manager and Administrative Assistant.

General Manager Glen Millar with the commercial laundry machines

Ken and Marie’s son Glen is the General Manager, and has been instrumental in moving the business forward with the times.

machine has been amazing and with a load capacity of 30kg we have effectively doubled the amount of work compared to what we were able to put through before.”

For instance, Taylors was the first dry-cleaning business in New Zealand to install RFID chips in its laundry items for identification purposes.

Head Dry-cleaner Debbie Bak and Director Ken Millar with the new dry-cleaning machine

Taylors Drycleaners is not just a dry-cleaning business these days, expanding into commercial laundry. This side of the business services Glen says, “The fi nish of the garments many hotels and motels throughout the Wairarapa under the Apparel coming out of the new dry-cleaning Master and Linen Master brands. Its Prologo business has its own in-house embroidery and printing machines for logos on a wide range of apparel, including sports clothing, corporate uniforms and high visibility workwear.

This makes the new machine not only more environmentally friendly but an extremely efficient solution that handles all types of dry-cleaning. Their new Bowe dry-cleaning machine has been imported from Germany, and is only the second to be installed in the southern hemisphere. This is the latest development for the family owned and managed business

The Prologo team (from left) Steph Cottle, Celia Pickering and Rachel Sutherland in front of embroidery machines

Today Taylors Drycleaners employs 20 staff. Its longest serving employee Debbie Bak, who runs the dry-cleaning and pressing operations, has been with the business for 11 years.

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New leader for Kandahar There is a new face on the scene at Enliven’s Kandahar Home and Kandahar Court in Masterton. In recent weeks the new facility manager, Peter Newman, took on the leadership of the local homes. Peter is an experienced manager with a background in aged care, as well as business and finance. He moved to Masterton two years ago after deciding it was time to leave Auckland city to explore greener pastures. “I wanted a lifestyle change. My sister has lived in the Wairarapa for 10 years and I would visit her often and I really liked it, so I made the move,” Peter explains. For the last two years Peter has worked in Wellington as a regional manager for a large private home healthcare provider, but he says the opportunity to continue enhancing the lives of elders while living and working in the Wairarapa was too good to miss. “Being able to work locally in the Wairarapa is fantastic. I’m looking forward to being a bigger part of the community and getting to

Wairarapa resident Peter Newman is the new manager of Enliven’s Kandahar Home and Kandahar Court in Masterton.

know the residents and staff of Kandahar and their families.” He is also looking forward to fostering relationships between the homes and the Wairarapa community. “Community involvement seems to be a big part of Enliven’s philosophy and Kandahar has great connections with and support from the community and I really want to foster those relationships,” says Peter. “The Wairarapa is a tight-knit community where you see familiar faces and I am hoping that we can find even more ways for the residents of Kandahar Home and Kandahar Court to be involved with their community.” As well as ensuring strong community connections, Peter is looking forward to working to Enliven’s unique elder-directed philosophy known as the Eden Alternative. The model of care focuses on ensuring that elders have companionship, variety and spontaneity and meaningful activity in their lives, as well as the practical daily support. “The Eden Alternative is our point of difference. It’s absolutely fantastic and I can’t wait to learn more about it.” Kandahar Home and sister-site Kandahar Court are operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, and provide a full spectrum of rest home support including, rest home, hospital, and dementia care. Both homes are also able to offer short-term respite and health recovery care. To find out more about Kandahar Home or sister-site Kandahar Court free phone 0508 ENLIVEN (that’s 0508 36 54 83) or visit www.enlivencentral.org.nz.

Debt the halls? WAIRARAPA Christmas can be a wonderful time. A time of gathering family, of giving, receiving and refl ecting. But for many people it is a time of great stress. The pressure of the obligation to buy presents for everyone, to buy a Christmas tree and all the decorations, to put on a great feast on Christmas Day can be very hard on fi nances. Many people rely on using their credit card or getting into debt, to get through Christmas, and then must spend the next few months paying for it. This is no fun. If you are one of these people, read on. Presents: Why do we buy them? Supposedly it is to show someone how much we care for them. But perhaps it is because you don’t want to lose face when Uncle Joe gives you that power tool that is way beyond your means. The most precious thing we can give to someone is our time. So why not spend time making something for that person you love – a cake, special biscuits, marmalade, pickles? Or give them a voucher promising to mow their lawns every weekend, or inviting them to join you on a day out somewhere. Christmas trees and decoration: I have seen trees made of cardboard, plywood or paper. But do you really need one? If so, why not get some coloured crepe or wrapping paper, cut out the shape of a tree and blu-tac it to your front window? Add a few cut-outs of decorations and when the light shines through the glass it will look wonderful. Instead of having

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presents under a tree why not a have a treasure hunt? Food: Do not take the burden on yourself. It is your day off too. Ask everyone to bring a contribution. We are lucky in New Zealand that Christmas occurs during the summer, so salads and cold meats and cold desserts are simple to make. Or if you have a barbecue why not make it a totally casual Christmas and have friends over? Ask them to bring nibbles, a salad, breads or drink. This makes it easier for everyone. Just a note on using that credit card at Christmas time. If you accumulate an account of $500 on your card and can’t pay it off all at once, remember you will probably be paying an interest rate of 14% on the balance. If you take a cash advance on your card, the rate is likely to be 22%. It might be easier now, but in the long run you are better to avoid this if you can. Start thinking about what kind of New Year you want to face now, and trim your Christmas wishes accordingly.

Free, conÿ dential information Phones: 06 377 0078 or 0800 367 222 Address: 43 Perry Street, Masterton Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm

Trains and helicopters The Cross Creek Railways Mini Fell Complex in Featherston made a useful emergency landing space for the Life˜ ight, Rescue Helicopter on Friday. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

Specialist care for Wairarapa elders

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At Kandahar Home and Court we get to know each elder and their families so we can tailor our support, recognise what's important to you and help you maintain your independence for longer. An elder-centred community Companionship, fun and meaningful activity are part of everyday life with Enliven. As well as providing daily living support, we make sure residents have choice and control in their lives.

Pets welcome We believe pets can be both calming and energising, so we welcome animal companions. If you have a pet that’s part of your family, ask us about moving to Kandahar with them.

Specialist care Kandahar Home and Court provide rest home, hospital and dementia care, as well as short term respite, health recovery care and engaging day programmes.

Social calendar We’ll support you to continue doing the things you love in a way that’s right for you. There’s always something happening at Kandahar.

Visit: www.enlivencentral.org.nz | Freephone: 0508 36 54 83


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HERBS – A PLANT OF MANY VIRTUES

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The basic definition of the word ‘herb’ is any plant with leaves, seeds, or flowers used for flavouring, food, medicine, or perfume. The benefits of growing your own herbs are endless. There’s nothing quite like the beautiful fresh colour, aroma and flavour of the herbs you grow yourself. Your own herb garden can be as small as just one pot plant on your balcony or kitchen windowsill, or as large as a formal country cottage garden. Growing herbs is really quite easy and lots of fun if you just follow a few simple guidelines. First, it’s important to realise that herbs can be annuals, biennials, perennials, shrubs, climbers or trees. Let me explain … ANNUAL HERBS – (eg, dill, borage, basil and coriander) These herbs only last a year. They produce leaves, flowers and seed in one growing season then die. Some will readily self-sow (such as dill and borage), dropping their seeds and sprouting new plants the following year.

adding blood and bone (our exclusive Ican Real Blood and Bone is far superior than other brands) fertilizer such as Scott’s Osmocote or Yates Thrive, or leaf mould or peatmoss. Another way of increasing organic content of your soil is by applying mulch. Simply add a layer of organic material like straw or leaf mulch, grass clippings, or Daltons Mulch & Grow. This will suppress weeds and protect the plant from extreme weather such as frosts. It also lowers the evaporation rate, reducing the amount of watering needed. Once you have prepared your soil, it’s time to begin planting. Ensure the base of the stem is not below ground level and ensure your mulch is not too close to the stems as this could cause collar rot. Don’t forget to water! It’s best to give your plants a good deep watering occasionally, rather than many light waterings.

These herbs produce leaves in the first growing season, then flower and set seed the following year, then die.

HERE ARE MY FAVOURITE ESSENTIAL CULINARY HERBS

PERENNIAL HERBS – (eg, mint, chives, sage and French tarragon)

• BASIL – great for pestos and Italian cooking

These herbs live more than two years. Some grow rampantly in spring and summer then completely die down in winter, returning again in spring.

• CHIVES – a favourite for fish, egg dishes, soups and salads

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Carterton Christmas Parade Hundreds lined the streets in Carterton at lunchtime on Saturday as scattered rain showers eased up in time for the town’s Christmas Parade, organised by Carterton Rotary Club. Businesses, clubs, schools, churches and others produced floats from lighthouses to castles, from classic cars to a mobile military camp. GERALD FORD was there to capture the action.

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Carterton Christmas Parade, Madison Robinson, 15, and Brook Robinson, 12, threw lollies from the back of Santa’s Rotary Sleigh. Carterton Rotary organised the event The Wairarapa Times-Age float included a Christmas tree made of rolled up newspapers. The Carterton clocktower is in the background.

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Organisers are cranking up for the Carterton Community Christmas Dinner, which is expected to feed about 100 people in need of company or otherwise struggling to get a festive meal on December 25. Sue Fleet says about 15 volunteers have signed up to help with the dinner, but a few more would help. “This year we could do with another half dozen,” she said. Organisers have sent out invitations to those who have previously attended, and donors are again on board with supplies. People are asked to register by December 16. “One farmer donates four legs of lamb,

and Beehive Bacon provides the ham,” Sue said. New World donates other food items and volunteer donate and the Christmas puddings and desserts. “We do the full cooked Christmas dinner,” Sue said. Traditionally the mayor helps serve the meal and Carterton Mayor John Booth and his wife Julie are again on board. Volunteers are able to help with transport and some meals can be delivered to those unable to leave their homes. Those wishing to come are asked to register before December 16. People can contact Sue on 379-8850 or visit the Carterton NZ Community Christmas Dinner.

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Letters can be sent to Midweek, P O Box 445, Masterton, or emailed to gerald.ford@age.co.nz de The writer’s name must be included. Noms e plume are not accepted. An address andbephon must number (not for publication) included for checking purposes. Letters may be abridged or edited.

It is with great dismay that I read the highly opinionated and inaccurate letters of Barry Silvester and Neil Hayes on Pukaha Mt Bruce and the use of 1080 pesticide. I have been a volunteer trapper at Pukaha Mt Bruce for the past three years and have been witness to two 1080 operations there. The trap line I service traverses the mountain which leaves me in an educated position to judge the comments of Silvester and Hayes and their predictions of death and disaster to native birds and the abundance of pests. I also own forestry

land in the district and worked through two 1080 drops whilst pruning trees. I have also tramped widely through the Project Kaka area of the Tararua Range in the time it has been subjected to 1080 pest control. Frankly the words they speak are patent nonsense.1080 kills very few native birds and the few that are killed are more than made up for in numbers by the increased breeding success achieved in the period when pest numbers are lowered by 1080. I rejoice in the birdlife each time I walk across Pukaha. Because there is abundant bird life at Pukaha it has been a good place to observe the effects of the 1080 drops that have occurred there. Anecdotally there is little difference in the amount of birdsong and visual sightings both before and after 1080. Recent monitoring of kokako has shown an increase in pairings. Kaka are always present. During the breeding season when 1080 is used the traps are usually empty for at least three months but last month 25% had rats in them which is indicating that DOC’s predictions of a mast year rat plague are coming to fruition. It is true some monitored kea have been killed by 1080 in certain areas but it has also been shown that breeding success also increases in the absence of pests. A

recent survey in the Hawdon Valley saw all the monitored nests destroyed by stoats and two prolific breeding females also killed. No species can survive this level of predation. Despite Hayes claims to the contrary a study at Kaiangaroa has shown 12 out of 13 monitored stoats showed up dead with 1080 in their system after a 1080 operation. 1080 is very effective against the three worst pests - stoats, rats and possums. 1080 use has been widely studied for many years and is endorsed by many varied organisations. Bill Benfield’s books are not worth the paper they are written on and the biased and discredited videos of Clyde Graf are no better.Janette Garrison is correct in recommending the recently published book from Dave Hansford ‘ Protecting Paradise’. He also has an online blog www.protectingparadise.co.nz/ blog/. The report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is also essential reading for anyone interested in this subject. Barry Baxter Masterton Thank you to those who have written letters on this issue. The topic is now closed for the meantime. Editor

Ascension rising The Aratoi Foundation launched a Boosted campaign this week to raise the final $14,000 needed to bring Ascension to Masterton, and is calling on the community to join this last stage of the fundraising journey. Ascension, created by internationally acclaimed sculptor Neil Dawson, is a 10m high double helix sculpture, to be suspended five metres above the ground on Masterton’s northern entrance roundabout. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED

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BY JAKE BELESKI Wairarapa College looks set to lose one of its most historic buildings after an administrative block of the on-campus hostel was deemed not up to modern earthquake standards. Student accommodation remains unaffected, but two hostel staff families have been rehoused in alternative accommodation. Principal Shelley Power said the building had not been damaged during last week’s 7.8 earthquake. “There was no damage from the earthquake. We had an engineer check it on Monday, and it was in no worse condition to the previous time it was inspected. “But we made the decision it wasn’t safe in alignment with modern earthquake standards.” The building in question was built in 1924 and is a two-storey structure. Although not housing student accommodation, some communal gathering areas were now off limits as the process of what to do next is worked through. “At the moment we’re talking to parents about what the next step should be. “It’s up in the air, but we won’t be able to remediate the building, it’s a bit beyond our funding.” The most likely course of action appears to be demolishing the current building and constructing a new one, as the projected cost for upgrading the current set-up is simply not feasible, or worthwhile in the long-run. It is expected if the school chose to remediate the current building it would cost upwards of $3.2 million.

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“We all love the building – it’s a large part of the hostel’s history, but parents and students have said what they remember is not the building itself, but the culture and spirit in the building. “We plan to improve the culture and spirit, which has disappeared a bit in recent years, to where it was a few years ago.” Hostel manager Dani Cottle said the recent developments meant they had a chance to do something positive for the school. “Even if we upgraded this building, we would still be stuck with an old structure

so we want to do something that will benefit us long-term. “This will give us a chance to build something colourful and new, while still keeping with tradition and culture at the school.” There was no set timeframe for when any upgrades would need to be completed, she said. “There is no danger to anyone at this stage. We’re just taking every precaution to keep staff and students safe. “The students haven’t been affected too much, they just have to avoid this building at the moment.”

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Summer also means Christmas, on this side of the world, although somehow we still identify with snow and winter images. Our Christmas books are now out in the Library and my children are eagerly awaiting all the parades. Being in the middle at Greytown, we end up going to all of them. Carterton had theirs on November 26 which will be followed by Masterton on December 3. Featherston is on December 10 and Greytown and Martinborough both have theirs on December 17 although at 2pm and 5pm we can probably make both. Take a bag for the kids to collect sweets and get there early for a good spot – near the beginning in case the sweets run out. Early December also marks the beginning of seven weeks of the ECRead Summer Reading Programme at our public libraries. If your children haven’t joined in this before, then sign them up now. It’s so easy, just read a book, go and talk to the librarian about the book, get a sticker and earn prizes. There is even a party at the end with more prizes. Reading is so good for children – it helps connects brain cells, so if you want your child to get ahead, get them reading. My last words to you before Christmas are to be kind to others and smile lots. Have a lovely, peaceful and happy Christmas everyone.

Back to shoes this month, completely forgot about them last month as I got carried away with books instead. Much joy and entertainment was experienced on November 20 at Toast Martinborough. Some of my best hours are spent people watching, and sitting in a vineyard on a gorgeous summer day with 9000 festival goers was a real treat. There were so many different sorts of shoes and it was easy to tell who had been to Toast before as they wore comfortable, flat shoes. This was my first time to Toast but working in a wine village does give you an idea that gravel and long driveways are involved. There were lots of high heels tramping up and down those drives, at least early in the day. By early afternoon there were lots of bare feet stumbling over the gravel with high heels swinging from fingers. On Monday morning, I spotted one lonely high heel shoe lying abandoned in a gutter - an appropriate symbol for Toast. Ditch the heels for the coming long, hot summer. Go flat in sandals and let the air in so your feet can breathe. It can also mean fewer chances of fat ankles caused by water retention (speaking for myself anyway).

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UK AEROSPARX TEAM READY TO STUN NEW ZEALAND CROWDS A world renowned display team flying motor gliders with wing-tip pyrotechnic capabilities will make their New Zealand debut at the 2017 Wings over Wairarapa Air Festival. The UK based AeroSPARX team will showcase their spectacular flying performance at the Air Festival being held at Masterton’s Hood Aerodrome 17-19 February 2017. As part of the Wings programme they will perform two daytime displays on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February, and they will also perform in a special one-off evening show on Saturday 18 February which is a new addition to the Wings Programme. The evening show will feature a different flying programme than during the day, smoke and wing-tip pyrotechnics on the gliders paint a remarkable picture in the sky for spectators.

AeroSPARX are a world renowned display team who have showcased their display flights across the United Kingdom and Europe; they have never been seen in New Zealand before. The motor gliders used in the air displays are the Grob109b, modified to perform aerobatics with smoke, lights and pyrotechnics. The big wings provide an impressive level of glide performance and give the aerobatic display the grace of a glider. The team of two will be led by display pilot Guy Westgate, who is famous for introducing pyrotechnic displays into the UK, and thrilling crowds across Europe and the Middle East in his stunt gliders, the S-1 Swift and MDM-1 Fox. Tim Dews is the second pilot of the AeroSPARX duo. Tim runs a successful business he started in

1986, maintaining aircraft and gliders in the UK, and is recognized on the circuit as an extremely accomplished display pilot. AeroSPARX will be flying above Hood Aerodrome in Masterton to showcase the best of their big wings, quality formation flying and spectacular wing-tip pyrotechnics. Wings over Wairarapa Chair, Bob Francis says the addition of the night show is an exciting development for the Air Festival. “For 2017 we wanted to ramp up the flying programme and bring in new features to keep our loyal fans engaged and to attract new audiences. The night show will have a very different flying programme and with the Aerosparx team coming over from the UK for our show, it’s going to be a spectacular weekend of flying.”

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Aerosparx Team Leader, Guy Westgate says the Grob is unique amongst air show types, as it has a special clearance to fly at night. “The Grob109b was one of the first motor gliders built in composite materials where they got the balance between power, weight and wingspan just about perfect”. “We have modified our aircraft to make them both aerobatic and able to deliver our display smoke, and pyrotechnics”. “We have GoPro cameras and the latest 360 Cameras to record the action from within the cockpits, so we can provide audiences cockpit footage as well as external shots on the big screens as we carve up the Wairarapa skies.” The Grob 109b motor gliders will arrive in New Zealand on 1 February 2017.

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Naming rights …and wrongs It’s Only Me

Graeme Burnard

The other day on Facebook someone posted a silly thing which said, your next child’s name will be the last thing you ate. A load of old nonsense and not what Facebook was created for but having a quick flick through the comments, as you do, I can now say in the next couple of years expect to see birth notices in the paper introducing us to Corn fritter, Butter chicken, Mince and cheese pie, KFC and my contribution, Fruit and Nut (perfect for twins). The list went on and on. I did have a chuckle but it raised a pet grizzle of mine and that is people who give their kids embarrassing or silly names because they think it’s cute, with no thought to the poor child who has to live with it. In New Zealand, it is not allowed to have a legal name that resembles an official title or rank, so you cannot be called King, Princess, Majesty or Knight etc. Now, I am referring to what goes on your birth certificate, not what you might be called by family or friends as a nickname. In doing a little bit of research, I found triplets called Faith, Hope and Kevin which I thought very funny, and twins called Stan and Sid Still! Two other weird names that were approved believe it or not are Midnight Chardonnay and Number 16 Bus Shelter. True! I assume the latter was where the poor little bugger was conceived.

I remember a few years ago, a girl wanting to change her name because she hated it and it embarrassed her. Her name was Talula Does the Hula from Hawaii. The only way she was able to get rid of it was for her to become a ward of the court because her parents wouldn’t change it. Other names that have been applied for but refused are: Lucifer (6 times in the last 12 years), Fish and Chips, Twisty Poi, Sex Fruit, Tragically and Violence. I mean really? Why the hell would you want to call a tiny little baby Violence? Imagine introducing the new head of Amnesty International, Violence Smith or the new Archbishop of Canterbury Lucifer Jones. Research says a poorly chosen name can lead to a lifetime of neglect, lower self-esteem and reduced relationship opportunities. So if you are looking at names for your new child please think of the baby and remember that any name you give them will be on every legal form they fill out for the rest of their lives. Birth certificate, marriage licence, drivers licence, passport. I am sure that Number 16 Bus Shelter would have been much happier with Bob!

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Monsters of screen There Is No Spoon Shayla Morgansen

Now that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has stampeded our cinemas we can be joyously once again swept up in the wonderful Wizarding World that Rowling created in her Harry Potter series. While a lot has remained the same – the story universe, the magic, the Britishisms – there’s a whole lot more magi-fauna getting around in this film than what we’ve been exposed to in any previous Potter instalment, and not all of them are nice! Monsters are a staple of sci-fi and fantasy fiction, from the raptors of Jurassic Park to the Balrog of Middle Earth. When natural disaster, human

error or weakness of personal character do not suffice as adequate obstacles for a cast to overcome, the most appropriate literary device to create drama and conflict is the addition of a horrific beast, usually unimaginably hideous. The trick is to make the creature as far removed from the known and the familiar as possible – after all, there’s nothing we fear more than the unknown and the uncontrollable. Hence the terrifying size inequality between monster and human prey (think Godzilla), the extra limbs (think Aragog) and the inhuman anatomy or abilities (think of the reproductive characteristics of the beings in Alien). Typically, these monsters are metaphorical literary representations for concepts the creatives want to explore

through their storytelling. Their purpose in a plot is to escalate fears and tensions and to highlight weaknesses the characters must then overcome in order to move past this challenge. Monsters are a stand-in for personal doubts and fears. Monster battles are used as figurative character development opportunities. Nothing says ‘I’m becoming a more competent Jedi’ than taking down a rancor in the dungeon of Jabba’s palace, after all. Beastly things and monsterly creatures are not bound to page and screen, of course, and have featured in folklore since before writing was a thing. Monsters of the ancient times were standins for the unexplained phenomena of the day, fears given life by Chinese whispers and a wholesome

lack of worldliness. Many have persisted into the modern era. Hopes of glimpsing the famous Loch Ness monster draw around a million tourists to Scotland each year and inject as much as 25 million pounds into their economy. Numerous societies exist in the United States dedicated to solving the mystery of Bigfoot. And the question of whether we are alone in the universe will be asked by the academic and curious minds of our species indefinitely, or until it is answered in an affirmative. In the meantime, we are free to imagine our intergalactic neighbours however we like, monstrous or startlingly familiar (how odd that Vulcans speak English..?), and engage in movie-going to our hearts’ content.

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Eketahuna rolls on Christmas Eketahuna held its Christmas Parade on Saturday. Despite gusty wind and rain, the local schools and community groups turned out to celebrate the upcoming festive

season. One of the parade highlights was the Medieval Society display of skills long forgotten in most communities. Chris Kilford was there. Eketahuna School float

The Eketahuna Playgroup, as characters from Dr Seuss books, wait to join the parade.

Eketahuna Youth Group in living colour.

Women from the Medieval Society parade on horseback.

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Carterton woman Shona Daube, a nurse, is finding humour in the challenge of living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – and has written a book to share the experience. It is called A Funny Thing happened on the way to the Neurologist. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED

Carterton woman Shona Daube is finding humour in the challenge of living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – and has written a book to share the experience. As a nurse, Shona was familiar with the chronic, painful, and challenging aspects of MS – and feared them when she was diagnosed two years ago. “To help face my fears, I viewed my new health challenges as funny stories,” she says. “I turned these stories into amusing emails for my friends. I hoped the emails would help my friends understand what it’s like living with MS. I then thought it might be a good idea to gather these stories together in a book as a way of increasing understanding of MS as well as raising funds for the MS Society.” From December 12, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Neurologist will be on sale in Carterton at Toi Wairarapa – Heart of Arts, in Masterton at Hedley’s bookstore and through the Pink Cottage Publishing website. The book launch is at 1pm Sunday, December 11 at the Southern Cross Hotel, 39 Abel Smith Street, Wellington. The book price is $20. Proceeds from book sales will help fund Wellington Multiple Sclerosis Society’s field workers.

of stoats, rats and possums. Well if these three species are eliminated it will certainly provide more food for feral (and not so feral) cats throughout the land, having substantially reduced interspecies competition. So cats should do rather well for themselves: fish, frog (not limited to just French cats) lizard and poultry, plus milk and biscuits put out by endless silly old ninnies with nothing better to do… yes it looks like the feline promised land is on the way! It is high time that the number of cats allowed at each house was limited. And it is high time that all other cats were regarded as “surplus to requirements” and eliminated. This needs to happen as the predators are removed and indeed further pest species are also

added to the list – eg weasels, ferrets, mice, feral pigs, etc etc. The time appears to have arrived when New Zealanders need to make up their minds whether they want to retain their avifauna (that is, what’s left over from the poultryfest of the recent past, which includes the national bird) or whether they would prefer “pussums” (plus possums et al). We can’t have both as we have had up to now. That option no longer exists, get used to it. That produces an interesting possibility: Imagine the mirth around the globe if people prefer cats and they become our national emblem – a cat instead of a Kiwi on the roundels of RNZAF aircraft and their flag! Well, I wonder what the aircrew might be nicknamed? Enough said.

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I couldn’t but notice the incongruence and the total absurdity recently of the “cat conservationists” rescuing cats. “The cats are everywhere,” they said as if we hadn’t noticed – before trapping them, neutering them and then returning them to the wild! Bon appetite! While meantime we have a valiant, perhaps somewhat rather optimistic project, now underway to rid New Zealand

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Mon 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. Linedance: Greytown: For beginners, 10.3011.30am at St John’s Hall. Masterton Tennis Club: Club night from 5pm. Carterton Craft Market: Open 7 days, 10am2pm, High St, Carterton, opp Almo’s Book Shop. Call Robyn 379-7099. 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. Kids’ Song And Story: Fun songs, ÿ nger 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 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. MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 Play Gym: St James Church Hall 116 High St, Masterton, 9.30-11am, for 0-3-year-olds. Call Louise 377-0760 or Jan 378-2891. Epilepsy Support Group: Meet at the Salvation Army o° ce, 210 High St South, Carterton, at 11am. Call 0800 20 21 22. Citizens Advice Bureau: Free and conÿ dential advice, Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, 43 Perry St, Masterton. Call 377-0078 or 0800 367-222. Te Runga Air Scout Group: For boys and girls (year 7 to year 10), 6.30-8.30pm, 45 Harley St, Masterton. Call Lyndon 377-0687. Ballet for Women: Noon-1pm at St Andrew’s Church, Greytown. Call Maree (06) 304-9913. Masterton Brass Band: Rehearsals at 7pm, in the Band Room, Park Ave, Masterton. Call Ted 377-0625. Not Your Nanna’s Sewing Circle:7-9pm, Cobblestone’s Administration Room, 169 Main St, Greytown. Call Christine Healy (06) 3048110 or Lynda Saint-Merat (06) 304-7026. Happy Circle: 9-11am, Community Centre, 41 Perry St, Masterton. Call Janet 377-2447. Tai Chi Masterton: Intermediates, 5.306.30pm, Lansdowne Church Hall, Totara St. Yoga: St Johns Hall, Martinborough, Beginners/Seniors 4-5.15pm; General 5.306.45pm. Call Nicki (06) 308-6598. Yoga and Pilates Fusion: For joint mobility and core strength, 11am, St John’s Hall, Martinborough. Call Odette (021) 180-9452. Kundalini Yoga: 7-8pm, Carterton. Call Odette (021) 180-9452. Pilates: Martinborough: 9am St Andrews Hall, Dublin St. Call Jane (027) 630-4132. Core: 9am; 50s Forward: 11am; Core: Noon & 5.30pm; Beginners: 6.30pm, at Bodymind Pilates, Upper Plain Rd, Masterton. Call 370-1121. Alcoholics Anonymous: Masterton: 7.30pm, St Matthew’s Church Hall, 35 Church St. Call Anne 378-2338 or Pete (020) 4005-9740. Carterton: 8pm, Salvation Army Community Rooms, 210 High St. Call Dennis 377-5355 or Martin (06) 372-7764. Girl Guiding: Brownies (7-10 years) 4.306pm. Guides (9-14 years) 5.30-7.30pm. Call Chrissy Warnock 372-7646. Self Defence/Ju Jitsu: 7.30-9pm, Masterton Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy, 149 Queen St. Call Simon (021) 248-6111. Karate: Masterton Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-Do, 6.30pm, 49 Te Ore Ore Rd, Masterton. Call Steve or Sharron Riley 3788814 or (027) 680-7738. Karate-Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Wairarapa Inc: Greytown: St John Hall, 73

Main St, at 6pm. Call Paul Cantwell (06) 3089839 or (027) 376-9804. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 Wairarapa Spinners & Weavers: Meet 7pm in The Wool Shed, Dixon St, Masterton. Call Trish 378-8775 or Josie 378-6531. Alanon: A group for anyone a˛ ected by another’s drinking, meet at 6.30pm at Cameron Community House, Church St, Masterton. Call 0508 425-2666. Red Star Table Tennis Club: Meet 9amnoon, 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 1-3.30pm, Cnr Broadway & Masson St. Call 379-7150. Clareville Badminton Club: Main Stadium at Clareville, 7.30pm -9pm. Call Steve 3796999. Central Indoor Bowls Club: 7.30pm, Hogg Crescent hall. Call Mathew or Graeme 378-7554. Masterton Taekwon-Do Club: 5.156.15pm, Te Runga Scout Den, 45 Harley St, Masterton. Call Simon O’Hara 370-8844. Carterton Playcentre: Open 9-noon, Belvedere Rd (next to Howard Booth Park). Call 379-7875. Masterton Senior Citizens and Beneÿ ciaries 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. Carterton Tennis Club: Midweek tennis 9am-noon. Dance Fitness Classes: Greytown, with Justine Eldred at Kuranui College Dance Studio, 6.30-7.30pm. Call Justine (0274) 761-996. 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 ÿ tness, 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 KarateDo Wairarapa Inc: Martinborough: Martinborough Primary School Hall. Under12s at 5-6pm. Call Corina Ngatai (027)4326870. 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 Wakeÿ eld St. South Wairarapa Workingmen’s Club: Games afternoon, including cards, board, darts, pool etc. Call Do˛ 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, DECEMBER 7 Toi Wairarapa - Heart of Arts: 10 Minute Bites, 12.10pm, BYO sandwich. Jane Fletcher: Photographer. Maungaraki Probus Club: Meet at 10am, at the Masterton Cosmopolitan Club, Queen St. Call Colin 378-9018. Featherston Community Centre: Ukulele Classes: 1-3pm. Call Neil (06) 308-9341. Masterton Senior Citizens and Beneÿ ceries Club: Craft and chat afternoon 1-3pm, bring your crafts or just come for some company, Senior Citizens Hall, Cole St, Masterton. Whakaoriori Shu˜ ers: Line dancing,

Red Star clubrooms, Herbert St, Masterton, intermediate, 5.30-7pm. Call 377-5518 or 377-1135. 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 377-0236. 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: Carterton, 9.30-10.30am, at St Mark’s Church Hall, High St. 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. Kiddie Gym: For 0-3-year-olds, 9.30-11am, at St David’s Church, corner High & Victoria Sts, Carterton. Call Lorna or Abby 379-8325. Longbush Playgroup: 9.30am-noon, 1135 Longbush Rd, Masterton. Call Eileen (06) 372-7861. 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 Carterton: Two-course barbecue meal, 6.30pm. 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. 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. 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 3788814 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 o° ce). 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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Local Classifieds Public Notices

PIG POTATOES $50 per bin. Phone 06 378 9052.

Carterton Golf Club Inc Annual General Meeting

Wanted to Buy CLEARING OUT the house or sheds, finalising an estate? Don’t throw it out or give it away. Call us, we make instant decisions and pay instant cash. Phone 0274 484 531.

Monday, 12 December 2016, at 7pm, Clubhouse, 117 Chester Rd AGENDA 1. Obituaries 2. Apologies 3. Minutes of AGM 14th December 2015 4. Matters Arising from Minutes 5. President’s Report 6. Election of Officers 7. Election of Auditor 8. General Business

Hire Services

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

Gardening & Landscaping

Entertainment

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IRIS GARDEN SALE

Mauriceville Country Fair

All sizes and colours Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December 163 Black Rock Road, Masterton Phone 06 377 3239

Sunday 4th Dec 9am - 4pm Clarke Domain Mauriceville

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Will be held in the College Hall commencing at Firewood (Storage Shed)Rd 0 11am on Friday 9 $75 345 Waihakeke December 2016. (Storage Shed) FIREWOOD Pine $150, $245 3396 St Highway 2 30 Blue Gum $180 by the Parents and 06 370 $335 14 Hornsby StSt 4074. 33 caregivers of Years $335load, 14Phone Hornsby PINE FIREWOOD for next 9 and 10 students Phone winter,Chrissy 4 cubicOsborne metres and friends of the 4961metres college $180, 0612377cubic are warmly $575, free delivery Mstn. MASTERTON PROPERTY invited to attend this Phone 06 929 7685 or MANAGEMENT LTD formal assembly. email

Caravans, Motorhomes, Trailers CARAVAN POP-TOP 13 foot light weight. Phone 021 1364 454.

Will be closed from 7.30am Saturday 10 December to 5pm Monday 12 December 2016 as part of upgrade work to improve the reliability of services. Detours will be in place for local residents. If you have any questions in relation to the works please contact: Aporo Sinclair, KiwiRail Field Production Manager on 027 475 8163.

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CASUAL REGISTERED NURSE We require a Casual Registered Nurse to join our team at Lansdowne Park. The ideal candidate will: • Have empathy and compassion for older people • Be experienced in nursing assessment and care of the older person • Will have a current practising certificate email reception@lansdownepark.co.nz or phone 377 0123 Mon–Fri during business hours for application form.

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NOTICE OF AGM MASTERTON MASTERTON MASTERTON $200 20A Freyberg St Alamein Ct Ct $200 $200 6 Alamein 18 Alamein Court

Notices Employment Motoring Property Buy & Sell Trades & Services

For Sale

MASTERTON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

Orientation Day, 2016 Friday, December 2nd 8.45am - 12.30pm

Open to all Year 7 and Year 8 students who are enrolling at MIS for the 2017 school year. Students are required to organise their own transport.

Financial

Masterton District Council Customer Service Specialists E te tini, e te rahi – aro mai ki tēnei kaupapa Masterton District Council is committed to making Masterton a great place to live, visit, and do business, by delivering on our community outcomes. Due to staff retirement and promotion we have exciting opportunities to join our front-of-house and administration team. This team is the ‘face of Council’ being the first point of contact for our customers and broader community, and deals with enquiries covering the full range of Council services. The team also provides high quality administration support across the organisation. First and foremost you will be a ‘people-person’ with an outstanding attitude to providing great service. You will be comfortable dealing with a range of people and have a ‘can-do’ approach to getting on with the job. Customer service skills are a must, and experience in cash handling and strong administration skills, will also be key to success. If you want an opportunity to make a difference in our local community, we would love to hear from you. Applicants should have the right to work in New Zealand. A full job description and application form is available on request by phone (06) 370 6300. Alternatively you can download the information from the Masterton District Council website www.mstn.govt.nz. Please email your CV, application form and a covering letter to admin@mstn.govt. nz or post to: Mauri ora ki a tātou katoa Masterton District Council Masterton District Council has a policy PO Box 444 of Equal Employment Opportunity. MASTERTON 5840 Enquiries can be directed to Applications close 5.00pm Jenny Spencer, HR Advisor Tuesday 6th December 2016. jennys@mstn.govt.nz

Shelley Power Principal

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Masterton District Council to build and maintain a reputation for providing superb service and excellent community support

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Red and black for Canterbury Carterton School, along with much of the Wairarapa, dressed in red and black on Friday to raise funds supporting earthquake victims in north Canterbury. The school raised $400.

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Breaker Out Wanted Havard Logging - Whitianga

MORNING TEACHER POSITION FOR 2017 We seek a teacher for mornings until 12:30pm Monday to Thursday to work in a collaborative and modern learning environment. If you are reflective, flexible and open to new learning then this is a cool little job for you. A fixed term position for 2017. Refer to www.douglaspark.school.nz for further details. Email applications to office@douglaspark.school.nz by midday Friday 9 December. Dick Brown, Principal

We are looking for an experienced Breaker Out for our Log Hauler operation in Coromandel, based in Whitianga. Breaker Out with experience preferred with Unit 1258. We can provide ongoing training and education and are prepared to train up a suitable applicant to the required qualifications. Drug testing is mandatory with ongoing random alcohol and drug testing. Good working conditions and top pay rates to the right person. If living and working in the beautiful and sunny Coromandel ticks all the right boxes, then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Adrian 0274 475 063

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( 06 370 6033

Do you need to renew or apply for a ‘Sale of liquor licence?’ Let us take care of this for you. We can produce your ‘Sale of Liquor’s notice, send you a proof and book it into the Wairarapa Times-Age to run for two consecutive weeks. Simply Phone us on 06370 6033 or email us at classads@age.co.nz


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A life dedicated to sport BY HAYLEY GASTMEIER

Mr Hughes, with wife Patsy, at their Featherston home.

Ron Hughes was often seen in the members stand on Tauherenikau race days.

Wairarapa is mourning the loss of one of its most-loved and highly respected sporting legends. Long-time athletics and rugby stalwart Ron Hughes, 85, died on Thursday. He was made a life member of Athletics Featherston in 2004, after becoming a committee member in 1970 and later serving as president. Mr Hughes retired from the club earlier this year, after almost half a century of service. For decades he marked out the track at Card Reserve, as well as visiting South Wairarapa schools to encourage new membership. He also spent countless hours writing the club newsletters and then there was the fundraising, much of which involved selling raffle tickets at the Empire and Royal hotels on Friday and Saturday nights. It was nothing for Mr Hughes to get up at 5.30am to ensure the athletics track was ready for action and that all the finishing posts and the equipment needed for field events was in order. His wife Patsy, nee Cadwallader, also had a heavy involvement with Athletics Featherston, serving for a time as club secretary and treasurer. The couple were married for 52 years, raising a family of four Ian, Garry, Tracey and Helen. In June Mr Hughes received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Wairarapa Times-Age Sports Awards.

His close friend Ray Wallis, who has been deeply involved with athletics in Wairarapa for decades, said Mr Hughes put in efforts “way beyond what anyone else would ever do”. “He used to mark the track, basically by himself, and he’d go down there with his rotary mower mowing the track before he marked it. He’d go around all the schools and drum up support for the club. No matter what it was, he did it, and he never asked anyone for help,” Mr Wallis said. “He’d organise to take all the kids away on events and more often than not he’d buy their lunches for them as well. “He was just a fantastic guy.” Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union president Richard Dahlberg said Mr Hughes was “special” and he would be dearly missed. A life member of the union and past president, Mr Hughes was also a JAB delegate. “The JAB of Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union wouldn’t be anywhere near where it is today without Ron’s efforts,” Mr Dahlberg said. “He was still active, right up until fairly recently.” Mr Dahlberg credits Mr Hughes for his position as union president. “He was the guy, when I lost to the election years ago, Ron came and saw me and said ‘never give up, keep on trying to be what you are’. “You can honestly say he’s just a legend of rugby. You talk about people like Brian Lochore and

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Lane Penn who made national headlines but Ron was right up there with them as far as I’m concerned.” Brian Adamson served on the Featherston Rugby Committee with Mr Hughes. “You can never speak too highly of him,” Mr Adamson said. “He was so tenacious with everything he did... Nobody did it like Ron.” He said Mr Hughes’ fundraising efforts for sport was an inspiration and “set a good example to other people”. “He just never tired of it.” Mr Adamson said Mr Hughes would be irreplaceable. “Nobody would ever put the time in that he has done through the years.” Toots Boswell said her good friend, Mr Hughes, was a man of the “old-school”. “The generation of these days is so different. He just loved, season by season, to carry on the old-school way. “He was lovely, he really was. It’s going to be hard to believe he’s gone.” Mrs Boswell commended Mrs Hughes, who had “been an absolute rock”, and recalls a recent conversation with Mr Hughes. “He said to me ‘Toots, when I go, I need you to go to the store room of the club rooms. I want you to get one of those blue and black flags because I’ll need that when I’m dead’- he wants it on his coffin.” Ms Boswell is keeping her promise.

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