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Carterton Mayor John Booth tests his bag-packing skills at Carterton New World. PHOTO/EMILY IRELAND

EMILY IRELAND The words “long term plan” may cause a few eyes to glaze over, but it’s probably the most important council document there is. That’s why Carterton has taken its consultation to the next level. Gone are the days of simply holding a workshop or public meeting. This year, councillors have been hitting the streets – well, bars, restaurants, and shops – to make sure their long term plan ideas reach as many of their 9000 or so residents as possible. And with items like the expansion of rubbish and recycling services on the list

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– including food waste collection – and a whopping 9.4 per cent average rates hike, thorough community consultation is critical. The long term plan – or as Carterton calls it, the Ten Year Plan – is a consultation document that sets out the council’s intentions for the next decade. The plan is reviewed every three years to align with the district’s priorities and to address issues. Over the weekend, Carterton residents may have run into a few of their councillors and Mayor John Booth in what is the council’s new method of consultation.

On Friday night, the team hit the Royal Oak tavern to talk about the long term plan over a pint, and on Sunday, the team bagged their residents’ groceries at Carterton New World – chatting casually about what the next 10 years in the town should look like. “We just wanted to up our game,” Mr Booth said. “The Royal Oak was an interesting experience. “There was a group of farmers, a group of loggers, and a group of other locals.

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Drink driving is still a “major issue” in Wairarapa, with people ignoring safety messages and putting innocent lives at risk, a road safety expert says. Between 2009 and 2017, there were five fatal and 17 serious injury crashes involving alcohol in the region, New Zealand Transport Agency figures show. And the number of people caught drinking and driving is probably only the tip of the ice-berg. According to official police data, the number of alcohol-related driving offences in the region has stayed relatively stable in recent years. Wairarapa saw 303 recorded drink driving offences in 2009, with numbers in the intervening nine years fluctuating between a high of 324 in 2010, to a low of 208 in 2016. Last year 259 drunk drivers were caught. Wairarapa Road Safety Council manager Bruce Pauling said the figures showed that drink driving was clearly “still a major issue” across the district, which was considered the highest risk area in the Wellington region, when it came to road safety. He said in 2017, the statistics amounted to someone caught drink-driving “every 1.5 days” — with alcohol a factor in four serious-injury crashes. “It begs the question of how many more non-apprehended drivers are still driving over the limit and putting innocent lives at risk,” Mr Pauling said.

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Big things up ahead Piece of mind

Emily Ireland

Well it has certainly been a whirlwind week for us folks working in the media industry. The New Zealand media awards were held on the weekend in Auckland, and, with the Wairarapa Times-Age nominated for Newspaper of the Year (up to 30,000 circulation), I was lucky enough to get a pass to the awards evening with some of my coworkers. Although the Times-Age did not come out on top, it was amazing to see the scope of works other news organisations had entered into the competition, and it gave us all a new focus to ensure we are working to provide you guys with the best news and content we possibly can. I have been editor of the Wairarapa Midweek for several months now, and in that time the team here has been working behind the scenes to up our game as a community newspaper – here’s hoping next year, the Midweek can be up with the best community newspapers in New Zealand. Without giving too many details away yet – I can safely say the countdown is on for the start of something new, dropping June 6.

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Don’t we just love secrets? Being independently owned we have the unique opportunity to look into any stories we want with the single limitation of it being that we need the story to have a local hook – what more can you ask for as a writer? In the past year or so, readers of the Times-Age and Midweek may have noticed an increase in the number of feature stories we publish, an increase in sustainability-focused yarns, and a real focus on ‘local’. But this community paper, the Wairarapa Midweek, is your newspaper as much as ours, and I want to make sure you guys are loving every page. I also want to make sure we are starting the important conversations you guys are wanting to contribute to, and telling the stories that you want to read. I’m only an email away, and love hearing your feedback on what you are reading, or possibly what you want to see more of. Okay, fine, I’ll let you in on a tiny part of the secret . . . One element which is part of our June 6 surprise, without giving too much away, is that we are bringing back a classic Midweek favourite – Midweek Cuties – these pictures sent in by you guys will cover everything from bubs to fur babies. Reader’s photo is also making a comeback, so get snapping and send them in to midweek@age.co.nz.

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Milly France, left, Briar Tonkin, Natalie Austin, Elise Beazley, Lily Jones, Florence MacIntyre, Ingrid Gerristen and Briana Smith relax after taking their turn in the Relay for Charity. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV

EMILY IRELAND St Matthew’s Collegiate students ran hundreds of kilometres in the name of child cancer overnight on Friday, in what was the school’s inaugural Relay for Charity. Starting at 5pm and finishing at 9am on Saturday morning, the girls put in a “massive effort” that led a few participants “probably unable to walk” over the

weekend. Head girl Cass Dawson, 17, who has been organising the event with her team of prefects, said the girls participating were “sprinting their absolute hearts out” with the most laps run by a single team being 400. This feat was achieved by the Year 11 girls who had 18 team members. With the laps measuring at 420m each,

the team ran a total of 168km. Cass’ team, the Year 13s ran 336 laps with a team of 10 people – 141km. The amount of money raised from the event will be announced on Friday, with the money donated going towards child cancer charity Kids Can. • To donate, contact Cass on 162057@trinityschools.nz and she will provide banking details.

Long-term affordability critical CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 “The questions were pretty intense at times — a lot of our urban ratepayers are facing quite a large rate increase, and they wanted a further explanation. “An interesting comment from one or two people was, can you stop Carterton from growing so fast because it means we all have to pay for the infrastructure.” Mr Booth said people were asking some really good questions, “which is the point of all this”. “For Carterton, in the next 10 years, we are really sticking to our knitting,” Mr Booth said. “We’re not doing anything fancy. “Affordability is really critical in this community — so it’s all about key infrastructure, replacements, upgrades, sticking to those main areas.” Carterton District Council’s public consultation on the Ten Year Plan closes on May 23 with public hearings and deliberations scheduled for May 31 to June 1. Council will finalise the Ten Year Plan

on June 20, and adopt it on June 27. South Wairarapa Council (SWDC) on the other hand is a step further along the timeline with their long term plan process, having held its public hearings this week. In this council’s public consultation period in mid-April, three public meetings were held across the three towns: Greytown, Featherston, and Martinborough. Two hours into the Featherston meeting, Mayor Viv Napier attempted to draw the meeting to a close, but was rebuked by former mayoral candidate Liz Mellish, who said it was council’s job to stay and answer all residents’ questions. SWDC chief executive Paul Crimp told residents that spatial planning, districtwide promotion, and support for youth had been identified as areas of focus for the council’s long term plan. The average residential rates increase for South Wairarapa towns would be: Feathertson, 7.2 per cent; Greytown 5.5 per cent; and Martinborough, 5.3 per cent. The council will adopt its long term plan on June 27. Masterton’s long term plan was much

bigger than the decision on its town hall. It sought feedback on big ideas – things such as moving the library to somewhere with a view of the river, making access to green spaces less of hazardous dash across multiple lanes of traffic, and providing better access between the town centre and the railway station. While $3.63m over 10 years is included in the council’s long term plan consultation document, a further $6m was signalled as a possible option to expand ideas in years six and seven. If all the “four big ideas” contained in the council’s ‘Shaping Our Town Centre’ come to fruition, more money would be needed but would be consulted on in future long term plans. The average rates increase would be 6.7 per cent for the 2018/19 year. In the next three years the average rates increase will be 6.3 per cent and over the 10 years of the plan, the average annual rates increase will be 5 per cent. Masterton District Council’s long term plan hearings are scheduled for May 29 – 31 and will be adopted on June 27.

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Wairarapa speeders rack up Top 10 speed If you were pinged with a camera spots speeding fine last year, 1. $64,710 there’s a good chance it Ngaumutawa Rd In the vicinity of Solway happened while driving along Primary School, Masterton Masterton’s Ngaumutawa Rd. 2.

HAYLEY GASTMEIER A whopping 1203 speeding tickets totalling revenue of $64,710 were issued from mobile camera units parked in the vicinity of Solway Primary School, making the site the biggest revenue collector in Wairarapa in 2017, according to police data released under the Official Information Act. Throughout Wairarapa last year, $524,980 of fines were issued, a sum split across 7340 tickets. Of these, 5359 were issued by mobile speed cameras and 1981 were issued by police officers, with fines totalling $285,220 and $239,760 respectively. Martinborough claimed the lowest number of speeding tickets last year, with just 86 dished out, while Masterton speeders racked up almost 5000 tickets. Masterton roads also took out the top three busiest spots for the region’s speed cameras. Hotspot number two behind Ngaumutawa Rd was on Te Ore Ore Rd, near Lakeview School, with 502 tickets, while Renall St, in the vicinity of Wairarapa College, came in at number three, with 455 tickets. The revenue from speed camera fines goes to the Crown to be used for road infrastructure and road safety initiatives. Wairarapa Area Commander Detective Inspector Scott Miller said Martinborough saw fewer speeding fines because it was not on the main route. Road policing staff and resources in Wairarapa were allocated to “areas of high traffic and peak flow”, he said. “We display our staff where the demand is.” More often than not, this would be on a main road or state highway. There are no fixed speed

cameras in Wairarapa, but Miller said this didn’t mean people were safe from fines. “There’s a big emphasis on mobile units. They could be anywhere. “You are never safe when you’re speeding.” He said police often targeted speeding drivers near schools. Drivers needed to slow down to 40kmh when passing through a school zone and drive 20kmh when traveling past a school bus. Wairarapa Road Safety Council manager Bruce Pauling said serious crashes on rural roads were often due to speed, an issue which continued to be of high concern. “Our district has the highest road safety risk in the greater Wellington region, which is why there are regular speed camera deployments in our region.” Mr Pauling said it was of concern that drivers were speeding near schools, which put children’s lives at risk. “A pedestrian hit at 30kmh has a 90 per cent chance of surviving, but hit at 50kmh only a 30 per cent chance. “The risks for the elderly and children are higher again.” He said lowering your speed made a huge difference if you had to brake in a hurry. “Even a small amount of speed reduction translates into fewer injuries and huge savings on social costs from these crashes.” Mr Pauling reminded people that as well as the safety risks, speeding could lead to a loss of licence, which could affect employment and ability to get insurance. “Winter means high crash risks due to gloomy conditions and wet or icy road surfaces, so remember stopping distances will increase, requiring drivers to slow down and increase following distances.”

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Rammed earth build EMILY IRELAND

Sometimes simpler is better. And that was the appeal of building a rammed earth home for Carterton couple Erin Betteridge and Timo Jaegle. The couple, who own a section of land on Chester Rd have laid the foundations for their new build – but the fun part is yet to come – building the walls. Rammed earth construction is a technique of ramming earth into forms to create structures. It was first used in areas of the world with dry climates and little resources available for construction. The technique was used to create monuments and religious buildings including the Great Wall of China. Erin and Timo’s build will be on a much smaller scale of course, with the foundation size being 154 sqm, and the living area being 127 sqm – “we’re losing a lot of space because of the width of the walls,” Timo said. The walls are 350mm thick, to be made from a mix of mostly lime, and a small amount of cement. Timo, who is originally from Germany said he was inspired to build a rammed earth home because he was “not really used to the kind of buildings here – the wooden framed houses and stuff ”. “So, I looked around for alternative building methods and we came across Paul Geraets of Terra Firma Earth Building in Auckland – a rammed earth builder . . . he is the designer, architect and builder.” Describing the rammed earth technique, Timo said boxing would be put up first for the walls, supported by steel, and then the lime-cement mix would be “rammed” in, and the boxing would be taken away. “They do a few small touch ups straight away to smooth everything, but after that, it’s just a drying process and that’s it. “There’s no insulation going in or painting or rendering or cladding or anything else. “The way the walls are rammed, that’s it – you don’t have any maintenance on them.” He said the look was “very rustic” and that there was a possibility during the drying process that cracks may appear in the wall, “which is not a structural problem – it’s just a visual thing”. It will be the first rammed earth house in the Wairarapa, to the best of Timo’s knowledge. “The council doesn’t know of any other buildings made of rammed earth, and the building inspector was pretty awesome. “He was all thumbs-up and said, go for it.” The cost of building a rammed earth house is not a short-term saver, costing a little more than mainstream builds, but it is a cost-saver in the long-term. Because of the thick stone walls which are breathable and absorb heat, no insulation is needed, and heating costs go down. And because of the natural state of

Erin Betteridge and her partner Timo Jaegle are building a rammed earth house – the ÿ rst of its kind in Wairarapa. PHOTO/EMILY IRELAND

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the walls, no maintenance or painting is required, and there will never be moisture build-up in the house causing problems like mould. “The kiwi culture here is to buy a house, resell it, buy another house, resell it,” Timo said. “Obviously you do make a bit of money, but we quite like the area and we want to build this house for the long term. “I don’t want to be in my 60s and have to repaint the house again – that would be another $10,000 down the drain. “We would rather spend the money now when we can afford it and then in the long

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term we don’t have to.” Erin, who is due to give birth in August said although it was beautiful walking into a “very grand house with a grand kitchen and a massive kitchen island – is it necessary?”. She said the couple had previously fallen in love with an existing house in Wairarapa and had committed to buying it until building reports came back unfavourable. “Yes, it is going to be harder to build from scratch, but at least you know what is going into it”, she said. The couple had been living onsite in a caravan until recently when they shifted back to a “normal house” for the sake of comfort during pregnancy – “I didn’t want to be in the caravan for that”. The couple have a dog, two pigs, two goats, 11 ducks, and 30 chickens living on their block of land. They are seeking volunteers to help with labour over a three-week period starting at the end of May. If you are keen to be a part of this project, contact Timo on 021 199 2905 or email him on timo.jaegle@gmail.com. The couple’s building progress can be viewed on their Facebook page ‘We’re Building a Rammed Earth home’.

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Drink drive crashes must be eliminated

“Four serious alcohol related injury crashes last year means lives have been damaged, some irreparably. “The ongoing physical, emotional and financial trauma to victims, and the immense social costs to communities from a selfish and senseless act of drink driving, is sad to say the least.” Mr Pauling said while attitudes towards drink-driving had changed over the years, there was clearly still a group of road users — especially in rural areas — who were “thumbing their noses” at the police, their community, and other road safety agencies. Mr Pauling said some drink drivers had serious alcohol issues, which was often only addressed when they were sentenced in court for subsequent offences. “Perhaps mandatory attendance at a professional counselling drink drive course at sentencing even for first time offenders, could change their behaviour and nip things in the bud, before a tragedy occurs.” But to enforce this there would need to be a change in the law, and investment in funding and counselling resources. Imposing more use of mandatory vehicle alcohol interlock devices could be a good tool in decreasing drink drive crash statistics, Mr Pauling said. Family members, friends, sports clubs, and licensed premises and off licensed outlets, all had a responsibity for stopping drunk people driving. People needed to realise that drink driving convictions had a huge impact on job opportunities, insurance and family stability. “The Wairarapa Road Safety Council wants these senseless drink drive crashes eradicated, either by drivers changing their selfish attitudes, or these people knowing they will be stopped, processed, and facing serious consequences, before they cause misery to innocent victims.” This month, police are running a national road safety campaign, focusing on driver behaviour that contributes to harm on New Zealand’s roads. Senior Sergeant Mike Sutton said alcohol and drugs, driver inattention, and cell phone use, were all factors that commonly contributed to serious crashes and the results of this was sometimes fatal.

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Soapbox Mike Osborne Which of the eight invisible tribes of New Zealand do you belong to? One of the trends we’re seeing over the past 20 years or so is the rise in social enterprises. People or groups are starting up initiatives or organisations whose prime purpose is to fulfil a social objective rather than a financial or profit objective. A feature of social enterprises is that they bring ideas and disciplines from the corporate world and then repurpose them to social objectives. On a small scale, most not for profit organisations are social enterprises. Local examples? Whaiora, Wairarapa Safer Community Trust, your local sports club, Toastmasters, Farmers’ Markets, Lions, Rotary, the Herb Society and similar. They don’t need a corporate babble mission statement. Social enterprises, like businesses, have a variety of stakeholders: donors, funders, volunteers, and customers. These enterprises want to engage and communicate with their stakeholders and likely want them to do things that progress their aims: donate, volunteer time, buy things, and participate. A wise mother once said, “I love all my children equally, that’s why I treat them differently”. If we communicate with people the way they want and provide to their specific

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needs and drives we’re more likely to get their cooperation, time and assistance. The book “8 Tribes: the hidden classes of New Zealand” by Jill Caldwell and Christopher Brown was published in 2007. It’s a psychographic segmentation (traits, values, attitudes, interests, and lifestyles) that describes eight different tribes and their characteristics. Each of us belongs to a dominant tribe and may have traits of a second or third tribe. In brief, the tribes are: North Shore - Achieving, Grey Lynn - Intellectual, Balclutha - Staunch, Remuera - Entitled, Otara - Community, Raglan - Free Spirited, Cuba Street - Avant Garde, and Papatoetoe - Unpretentious. You can find your tribe by going to the website www.8tribes.co.nz.

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The website is a condensed version of what’s in the book and the free guide covers the key points. You may still be able to get the book if you contact the authors. It’s an easy read, not at all academic. The authors don’t take themselves too seriously but their observations are astute. If you need to organise fundraising events for your organisation or you’re on the lookout for new members then you might first want to consider what tribes your donors or prospective members are likely to belong to. This could then tell you where you’re most likely to find them and what sort of events or activities would best appeal to them. Check it out: it’s a bit of fun and useful too.

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For best results create layer upon layer of different materials. Start with a thin layer of twiggy prunings, add a thin layer of lawn clippings, followed by kitchen waste and repeat. Problems may arise where too much of one material is used; grass clippings alone tend to result in a sloppy mess, while too much woody stuff or paper is slow to rot.

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An increasingly “critical” need for doctors has staff at Carterton Medical Centre appealing to the public for help in attracting people with the right qualifications to the area. Practice manager Sandy Moore is relying on community involvement and word of mouth to lure qualified GPs to town after reluctantly closing the books to new patients this month. “Our numbers have grown over quite a long period in line with the growth in Carterton,” she said. “The demand we are put under now from the enrolment list meant we needed to close our books to maintain the best care for our clients.” She said the attractive Wairarapa lifestyle had seen people from urban areas move to Carterton “in droves”, which had seen the practice struggle to keep up. However, getting GPs to move to rural areas was something she said was a common issue and not specific to Carterton. The medical centre had already taken steps to meet the growing demand, such as providing nurse practitioners who are able to issue prescriptions. However, Mrs Moore said it was “only part of the solution” and the situation was “now becoming critical”. She has recently taken up the same approach the community took in 1981, when residents rallied to attract doctors to the area after it was left without a GP. “The community were a major player in attracting the GPs we have here now. “They really worked hard to encourage GPs who were in the region working as registrars to come to Carterton and set up a building to work out of.

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Puzzles, colouring-in books and a good old-fashioned game of Snakes and Ladders can be a perfect antidote to stress, loneliness or the winter doldrums — and not just for kids, says Carterton district librarian Anne Hughes. Starting today, the library will be holding weekly “gaming” sessions on Tuesdays, inviting people to take part in board games other puzzle activities — with beanbags and a tent provided for extra comfort. It sounds like the perfect children’s day out — but this one is strictly grown-ups only. Mrs Hughes said she organised the adults’ events to help the library feel like “more of a community hub” for all ages — as well as helping the more mature folk de-stress by revisiting some childhood favourites. “As a library, a lot of our are aimed Staff at Carterton Medical Centre are searching from company. From left, receptionist Jaime Cayless, Drservices Ximena Hunefeldt, Drat Craig Cherry, nurse Jess children,” she said. Whyte, nurse practitioner Corina Ngatai, and practice manager Sandy Moore. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER “But we wanted to do LET’S PLAY: Anne something mum andcare and Centre “Three of them have stayed an excess community for 37 years.” providingwhere a family-based wouldmanager, d dad dropwith the kids off, family who was of 20 or 30 years.” The traditional methods of recruiting suitcould a doctor a young have some andvibe. have “dot to dot” exercis She said the practice has had no had been time-consuming and delivered looking todowntime continue that fun tapping into their inner Mrs Hughes wa problem retaining doctors – in fact, she little results which led her to contact “We do have a good knowledgetoofset ourup the gamin child. was hoping to recruit two doctors who Carterton District Council and community patients theirdays, lives, and we have that the libra For theand gaming following could meet the growing enrolments group Go Carterton, which had helped continuity care because visitors can of choose from “a we’ve seen popular adult colo big box” of board games, competition, which as well as replacing current doctors spread the message on social media. generations of families. including 30 entries, and man considering retirement in the next five She said their help had been fantastic “It’s a Cranium, lovely way to do medicine.” Rummikub, Mah Jong and taking years. and described the community as New residents to Carterton who were part “for fun Upwords, a form of could Scrabble “Dr [Craig] Cherry has been our “answering the call magnificently”. not yet registered contact the “It was fabulous with blocks. “I think adults f longest serving GP, starting Carterton “It’s an amazing empowering feeling to medical centre orfor their public health “I wanted to go some enjoyable those kin Medical Centre in 1981. be in a community that’s linked together.” interesting organisation for apart advicefrom on which centres in ones, things were. “He has been looking after our She said the centre focused on theusual region were stilland accepting enrolments. the Monopoly “Colouring-in, f Pictionary,” Mrs Hughes said. is very therapeutic She has also brought in As well as helpi new jigsaws, and colouring relax, Mrs Hughes and puzzle books for an older gaming events wil audience — with some tricky people in the Carte

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levied from all councils, irrespective of whether they were participating in the trial or not. Last week Carterton councillors withdrew from the trial after it was confirmed no funding was available from central government for 2018/19. Corporate services manager Marty Sebire said it was “disappointing” but the cost involved was something the council was not prepared to pay. “It’s disappointing we can’t provide that option for voters – different groups like to engage with councils in different ways,” he said. “We were just along for the ride until we knew how much it was going to cost. “We like the idea in principle, but we

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TEN YEAR PLAN Te Mahere Ngahurutanga 2018 – 2028 CONSULTATION ISSUE

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We are committed to working with the community to create a healthy, safe, and vibrant place to live. Mayor John Booth

Managing waste and ensuring good outcomes for the community and the environment is a complex task. We need to provide an effective waste service, at a cost acceptable to the community. 

Enhancing kerbside recycling by providing 240-litre wheelie bins for co-mingled recycling, using the existing crates for glass collection on alternate weeks.

Setting up a system of kerbside food waste collections.

Establishing an electronic waste (e-waste) service at the transfer station, or an advertised collection service scheduled throughout the year.

CONSULTATION DOCUMENT AVAILABLE NOW ON OUR WEBSITE cdc.govt.nz/plans/tenyearplan or pick up a copy at our office or library

HOW TO FIND OUT MORE The Ten Year Plan Consultation How to make a submission:  Online submission form Documents and supporting SUBMISSIONS CLOSE cdc.govt.nz/plans/tenyearplan 12pm, Wednesday information is available to view  Post to Carterton 23 May 2018 District Council, PO Box 9, at our offices, the Carterton Carterton 5713 District Library and on our  Deliver to Council office, Holloway website cdc.govt.nz/plans/ Street, Carterton cdc.govt.nz/plans/tenyearplan  Email to 10yp@cdc.govt.nz tenyearplan.

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Comets are ‘dirty snowballs’ Sky Watch Nick Sault

I note that Mars is almost directly overhead in the morning pre-sunrise. If you are out early take a look and compare with the much more brilliant Jupiter over the western horizon. I say that because as we head into winter, Mars is going to triple in brightness and overtake Jupiter in the brightness stakes. Most of the time Jupiter is the second brightest object in the sky after Venus (ignoring the sun and moon, of course). However, when Earth catches up to the fourth rock from the sun, as we do in late June, Mars will outshine the massively larger but far more distant Jupiter. So, it’s worth keeping tabs on the red planet, as in late June it will be the closest to us since 2003. Taking a break from current sightings, we have the possibility of a bright comet at the end of the year. Comet 46P Wirtanen reaches its closest to the sun on December 12 (called Perihelion) and then closest to us a few days later. It is not a particularly large comet, but will be the 10th closest approach of a comet in modern times. It is also an oddball in seeming to have a high water content. Comets are characterised as “dirty snowballs” – mixtures of rock, debris and water. It is the water blown off the comet by the

Let’s hope comet Wirtanen this December will look as good as Lovejoy in 2016. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES

sun’s energy that can make a comet bright, so 46P may be exceptionally bright for a small comet. Comets are believed to originate from the Oort cloud, a cloud of comets that theoretically reach halfway to the nearest star. Ones like Wirtanen and the more wellknown Halley’s, have been captured into permanent orbits within our planetary system.

Wirtanen orbits the sun in just over five years in contrast to Halley’s 76 years. Some people still mix up comets with meteors, and expect to see a comet whizz across the sky. The best way I can tell you the difference is to assure you that you would not want to see Wirtanen as close to us as a meteoroid strike. Meteors flash only 80 or so kilometres in the upper atmosphere.

Wirtanen is about 600 metres wide and if you saw it enter the atmosphere it would be the last thing you ever saw. Fortunately, this one, though one of the nearest, will still be over 11 million kilometres away. That is why, with the naked eye, a comet can only be seen to move over the course of days. I’ll keep you posted on its evolution. Up next: We’ll have a look at asteroids.

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Hidden artwork uncovered EMILY IRELAND

The mural shouldn’t be hidden or wasted. We don’t have enough of these in the area and we have got to preserve them.

A historic Wairarapa artwork which has been “covered up” for the past five years is back on display in Masterton. The piece in question, ‘Early Settlers’, is one of two public artworks in Wairarapa by modernist artist E. Mervyn Taylor. It is located at the old Chief Post Office building on the corner of Queen St and Lincoln Rd. The 1962 tiled mural, which depicts European settlers burning down native bush and planting grazing grasses, had originally been an outdoor feature of the former post office entrance. In later years, it became part of indoor retail space. The mural was walled-up in 2013 on the request of the tenant, clothing store Legal Theft, so they could better utilise the shop space. It has been covered up since then, until the wall was knocked down last week, revealing the hidden gem. The mural was uncovered at the request of the building’s new owner Trevor Pearce, who had inadvertently become the guardian of the heritage item. “We thought it should not be covered up and were pleased how well it still looks,” Mr Pearce said. “I am not particularly ‘artistically aware’ but have been told it is significant and the artist is growing in stature, as they often do posthumously.” The space is currently not tenanted, but Mr Pearce said his intention was to leave the mural uncovered. “Even in the event of an ingoing tenant to this retail space we will insist that it remains fully visible. “I cannot see how any retailer or cafe would not think that the public interest, not just local, would make this a ‘drawcard’ for this space”. He said the mural may require glazing to protect it, “and we will take advice on this”. Taylor, who died in 1964, was a major figure in New Zealand art and the country’s most noted muralist. ‘Early Settlers’ is on the Masterton District Council’s heritage list as a heritage item, however there is no heritage value on the building itself. Wairarapa Archive historian Gareth Winter said Taylor was commissioned to do the work to coincide with the opening of the

“The Settlers’, a mural by E. Mervyn Taylor, in the former Post Office building. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

The mural was walled-up in 2013 for tenants to better utilise the shop space. PHOTOS/FILE

new Chief Post Office in 1962. “This build replaced the second post office,” Mr Winter said. The first building, which was wooden, was relocated and replaced with a brick building, however this structure sustained repeated damage from earthquakes. The only recorded earthquake death in Masterton was in 1913 when a man was struck by a ballshaped ornament from one of the gables on the brick building. Mr Winter said the uncovering of the mural was exciting. The other Taylor mural in Wairarapa is at the Masterton War Memorial Stadium Hall of Memories. “These are really important pieces of art,” he said. “It’s really exciting that [Early Settlers] has been opened up again – Taylor is a wellrecognised modernist artist. “The new owner was very keen to see it restored, and to allow the public to see it again.” A nearby shop owner, Lynn Simpson of Black Sheep

The wall has been knocked down.

Jewellery, has a quirky connection to the old Post Office Building. She lives in the front half of the old wooden Post Office building, which was relocated to Parkvale in Carterton. “I’ve restored half of it, and the other half is sitting somewhere else,” she said. “After the wooden one, they built this flash brick one, but that got broken in the earthquake. “Then of course, they built the other Post Office on the corner there. She said she was “thrilled” to see the mural back on display. “The mural shouldn’t be hidden or wasted,” she said. “We don’t have enough of these in the area and we have got to preserve them.”

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Intergenerational playgroups Jill Greathead Volunteering Wairarapa

It amazes me how I continue to connect with amazing people who have energy to initiate some incredible ideas all based around “helping people” and doing good in our communities. One of those people is Lucy Adlam who is the creator of Wairarapa Intergenerational Playgroups. Lucy has set up this amazing concept where through a Facebook group, parents and their toddlers and babies come together in the recreation rooms of our rest homes so that their residents can enjoy the company of our young as they play with toys freely donated from our local Toy Libraries. Wairarapa Intergenerational Playgroups run these playgroups in seven rest homes throughout the Wairarapa. Having got this concept successfully running, Lucy is looking for volunteer help in each of our communities. The volunteers would be assigned to a rest home where they would be responsible for scheduling a suitable day and time for the next playgroup, collecting toys from the toy library and being the “meet and greeter” for parents and children on the day. Playgroup Co-ordinator help will give Lucy, who has two children under three, time to organise ‘Music and Movement’ into these sessions and strengthen the social media platform that supports

Music and movement at the Intergenerational Playgroup at Carter Court. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

these playgroups. If you are a parent and would like to connect up with this wonderful idea, go to Wairarapa Intergenerational Playgroups Facebook page @intergenplaygroups. If you would like to find out more about becoming an Intergenerational Playgroup Co-ordinator for a rest home in your community, please give me a call at Volunteering Wairarapa on 0274 884 376.

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Tips on buying better bulls There’s more to bull selection than looks. When buying a bull, it’s critical you know its genetic merit. After three years of using that bull over your herd, it can make up more than 80 per cent of the genetics in your herd.

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Buying the wrong bull can cost you for many years, in terms of reduction in progeny growth rates or carcass composition. Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet when buying a bull. Buying the best bull is determined by what you are trying to achieve in your herd. Do you want to increase weaning weights or eye muscle area or even just get better temperament in your herd? You will know what your objectives are. Once you’ve identiÿ ed which traits you are selecting for, it’s important to know how heritable those particular traits are. You may ÿ nd that you select heavily for a trait, but it does not get passed on to progeny as fast as you thought. Also take the time to understand which traits compromise others. You may select for one trait, which has a detrimental e° ect on another. You can select bulls, based on the traits you are looking for and then narrow down your list, before heading o° to the sale. On the day, you can check the physical characteristics of the bulls you identiÿ ed and their temperament. Having found the perfect bull, good feeding of the progeny will ensure you make the most of their genetic potential.

Central Wairarapa Angus Bull Walk

Everyone is welcome to the Central Wairarapa Angus Bull Walk to be held on Thursday, May 17. You will be able to view a large number of very good quality Angus bulls at:

TAPIRI R & J McLachlan and R & L Thorneycro� between - 9.00-9.30am TE WHANGA R & R Borthwick & J Coffey 9.55-10.25am DANDALOO A & T Thomson 10.40-11.10am

Important questions to ask your bull breeder prior to buying a bull 1 What are the breeding objectives for the herd? 2. Is the breeder recording with a recognised performance recording service provider (e.g. Breedplan, CSU)? 3 Can the breeder provide evidence that the genetic progress is being made in the traits in which you are interested i.e. by showing you a favourable genetic trends table? 4 What is the average genetic merit of the breeders’ herd in relation to the breed average? 5 Can the breeder supply you with percentile band information, enabling you to rank his bulls? 6 Can the breeder supply you with $ indexes (EBVs for Proÿ t) which rank bulls according to their proÿ tability in di° erent production systems? 7 From where does the breeder source the herd sires and what are their EBVs/Indexes? 8 What are the breeders’ main criteria for sire selection? 9 Does the breeder mate yearlings- heifers and/or bulls? 10 What proportion of bulls are sold in relation to the number born? Source: Beef & Lamb New Zealand www.beeflambnz.com

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HINEWAKA SHORTHORN Hinewaka will once again o˛er a top line-up of bulls for this year’s Shorthorn bull sale to be held on farm on Wednesday, June 6 at 3pm. The sale is one of the highlights on the shorthorn sale calendar as buyers from around the country make the pilgrimage to Hinewaka to bid on some of the best shorthorns in New Zealand. This year’s sale bulls include bulls sired by Australian sire Sprys Patent’s Ace, one of the highest muscled bulls in the breed today. Also featuring are bulls sired by

Sprys on Target. Both bulls are having a real impact on the breed. David Blackwood is excited with the type of animals both Ace and Target have sired. They are full of thickness and muscle, and are the easy doing type of bulls suited to New Zealand hill country properties. With the increase in dairying and dairy support on the better class of land in New Zealand, a lot of beef cattle breeding operations have been pushed to harder hill country properties, and as a result, the type of bulls needed for this class of

country has changed.

and have been for the past 30 years.

Gone are the very big framed, later maturing cattle. An e˝cient animal is moderate framed, with good early growth, able to ÿnish at 18-20 months of age. Fertility is the most important trait determining proÿtability in beef breeding operations.

Today the Hinewaka herd numbers 150 cows and the best genetics are sourced from around the world.

Shorthorns are one of the best maternal breeds of cattle and are an ideal breed in crossbreeding programmes. Hinewaka places huge emphasis on the female herd. All heifers are calved as 2-year-olds,

David uses a lot of Australian and Canadian genetics as the breeders from these countries are very commercially focused and produce cattle similar to the type we have here in New Zealand. There are 25 bulls in this year’s sale. For more information visit the website www.hinewakashorthorns.co.nz

MAUNGAHINA STUD Maungahina Stud, east of Masterton, will have 95 lots for sale at its on-farm auction on Thursday, June 7, starting at 1pm with refreshments included.

to raise and sell the bulls under natural conditions, and owing to this policy, over the years Maungahina bulls have proved to be outstanding in stamina and constitution.

These are 33 Polled Herefords, 5 horned Herefords, 14 Red Charolais, 14 Speckle Park, 8 pure-bred R1 Speckle Park heifers, 10 F1 Speckle Park/Hereford 20-month heifers, 8 Speckle Park embryo packages consisting of 41 embryos in total, and Speckle Park semen packages. Bruce and Mark McKenzie are born and bred cattlemen, the fourth and ÿfth generation of the stud which goes back 111 years.

“We use genetics to up fertility, muscling, size and outcross of the genetic base to improve our breed and introduce new bloodlines to New Zealand,” Mark says.

Because of this, Maungahina always has top genetics coming through with this year’s auction seeing a very good line of bulls in all of its breeds. It has always been their policy

“We want bulls that will perform extremely well in New Zealand and structural soundness is the key to our conditions. “We treat our stud stock as a commercial operator would. From a commercial breeders viewpoint they need to be good producers, fertile, sound and durable. Mark and Bruce buy the best genetics and

where possible, try to see the bull in the °esh ÿrst. “You need to see a bull to judge soundness, to see how it walks, moves and stands.” For more information contact Mark McKenzie Phone 06 378 6896, Mobile 027 415 8696 Email mark.maungahina@xtra.co.nz

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Kidman’s Cove (genetics in Sale) 35 polled Hereford bulls - 5 Horned Hereford bulls - 14 Charolais Bulls - 15 Speckle park Bulls - 8 pure breed elite yearling Speckle Park Heifers - 10 commercial Hereford/ Speckle Park 20 month Heifers Elite Speckle Park Embryo and Semen Packages

Ph Mark or Bruce Mckenzie: 027 415 8696 or (06) 377 4836 Email: mark.maungahina@xtra.co.nz www.maungahina.co.nz


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Wairarapa’s independent livestock company John Griffith & Co Ltd is now into its second generation as an independent livestock company serving Wairarapa, Manawatu and Hawke’s Bay.

It was founded by John Gri˜th Senior who is now retired and has passed the baton to his son John Gri˜th Junior. John, Andrew Gri˜th, Carl Petersen

and newcomer Jock Cameron are based in the business’ Wairarapa o˜ce at 116 Chapel Street, Masterton, while Scott Reilly is the Manawatu agent and James McRae in Hawke’s Bay.

For more information contact Ellen O’Hara Phone (06) 378 7778 John Gri˜th Phone 027 483 6679 Email johngri˜th@xtra.co.nz

KAYJAYANGUS KayJay Angus is located in the Wainuioru valley, 30 minutes east of Masterton, established in 1958 and currently in our 60th year of breeding.

these are two areas that we pride ourselves on. In this years’ sale we have the third crop of KayJay Bond H521 sons. In 2017 he had 14 sons in the sale and they averaged just over $10,000.

KayJay genetics have been shaped around the e˜ciency and functionality of the cow while focusing on the realities of the market.

Not only have they been in hot demand, but they have impressed clients with their ability to hold condition through mating while working extremely hard. Structurally, they are hard to fault and they have the ability to be functional while adding those extra kgs.

The KJ cow has to be able to calve as a two-year-old and then get in-calf annually. Calves have to wean heavy and then have the ability to grow to a ÿnished product within 18 months.

We would like to congratulate our clients on their successes around the saleyards and we look forward to seeing everyone on Friday, June 1. Sale starts at noon - Team KayJay

Number of calves on the ground and kilograms of beef out the gate is the reality of the commercial market and

For more information contact Neil Kjestrup Phone 06 372 2838 or Rod Kjestrup Phone 06 372 2495.

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38 BULLS INCLUDING: ROYAL M94

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JOCK CAMERON

Phone 06 370 4371 Mobile 027 353 8394

Administration: Ellen O’Hara Phone (06) 378 7778, Fax (06) 378 8140 Email: johngriffi th@xtra.co.nz

All Bulls semen tested, fertility and structure guaranteed! Wairarapa Angus Bull Walk Thursday the 17th of May

Enquiries and viewing welcome, contact:

NEIL KJESTRUP 06 372 2838

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OTAPAWA STUD

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Judge, Mr PJ Budler from Texas, described Minnesota as a “phenomenal bull and the best and most complete Hereford bull he had seen in a long time”

Otapawa Stud has been well known internationally for its superior performance genetics within the Hereford breed for some time, but recently this recognition lifted to a new level. It is the progeny of Otapawa Skymate 2046 and Otapawa Spark 3060 that have most impressed breeders from all corners of the globe. Skymate was sold at the 2004 Beef Expo for the top price of $32,000 to Big River and Keelryn Studs, with the Robbie Family retaining 50% of the international semen marketing rights, following strong interest from many overseas breeders. After the Expo, semen was collected from Skymate and sold to Canada, United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Australia, as well as many herds throughout New Zealand, as breeders were keen to capitalise on his genetics that had particularly strong carcass and maternal.

2018 BULL SALE 5th June Starting 12 noon 36 station Bred Poll Hereford Bulls

Robbie Family - Otapawa Station, 351 Haunui Road Tiraumea

Free Delivery • TB C10 • Service & Semen Tested • EBL & BVD Vaccinated • Fully Guaranteed Sires: Otapawa Bullet 4009 • Otapawa Red Lord 3012 • Glenbrae Jupiter • Kairuru Iconic Douglas 06 376 7765 Stuart & Maria 027 8484 408 Donald & Marlene 06 3767250 www.otapawa@xtra.co.nz otapawa@xtra.co.nz


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Skymate’s progeny topped many sales throughout Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Insemination) in 78 herds throughout New Zealand and Australia with 1227 progeny being recorded.

In November 2017 at one of the largest cattle shows in the world, the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, a son of Otapawa Skymate 2046 – RSK E 2046 Digby ET 20C – was awarded Grand Champion Hereford Bull.

At the Sydney Royal Easter Show a few weeks ago, Spark’s genetics were once again showcased where several placegetters had him close in their pedigree.

Digby exhibited the same qualities as Skymate with tremendous volume, muscle shape and breed quality. Otapawa Spark 3060 has become nothing less than an icon of the breed throughout the world. Recently, Spark was named as one of the Top 10 Most In˜uential Sires in Australia Herefords – a huge accolade for New Zealand Herefords and Otapawa! His progeny has performed with outstanding results in progeny tests, shows and sales on both sides of the Tasman. Spark has a remarkable set of performance data (EBVs) which include being a trait leader in six di°erent traits. This combined with the ability to breed physically superior o°spring by AI (Artiÿcial

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However, the Grand Champion Bull, who went on to be sashed All Breeds Champion Bull – Warragundi Minnesota – is sired by a son of Studbrook D’artagnion V086. D’artagnion was purchased at the 2002 Dubbo National Sale for $47,500 by Otapawa and subsequently imported to New Zealand. Minnesota’s dam was sired by Otapawa Spark 3060. The judge, Mr PJ Budler from Texas, described Minnesota as a “phenomenal bull and the best and most complete Hereford bull he had seen in a long time”. “To have Minnesota loaded with Otapawa genetics from a programme that we believe in so much is really satisfying”, says Stuart. “We were really buzzing to have bred the sire of the Canadian Agribition Champion, but to follow

up with the Sydney All Breeds Champion from our genetics as well is just fantastic.” Otapawa has just completed a shipment of 50 embryos to UK and Europe and are currently collecting embryos for Canada as well as negotiating the Canadian semen rights in the sire Otapawa Spark 3060.

ABOVE TOP: Last November at one of the largest cattle shows in the world, the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, RSK E 2046 Digby ET 20C was awarded Grand Champion Hereford Bull. ABOVE: Sale bulls.

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Dandaloo Stud has 500 hectares of e˜ective pasture on a rolling to hilly property in the eastern hills. It lies at an altitude of 550 metres above sea level. The stud resides on the top of the Admiral Hill in Gladstone. Angus and Trish Thomson farm a robust and productive business.

Dandaloo Angus Stud has easy doing bulls with great temperaments. They have thickness and thrive in diverse conditions – proven in the farm being the same height as the Remutakas and getting snowfall through winter.

“If I was buying a bull, I tried to make sure it had a good dam line behind it,” says David Thomson, founder of Dandaloo Stud.

“On this rolling to steep limestone country, calves pick up a lot from their mothers such as temperament and ability to walk. Chances are, if you have a toey cow she’ll have a toey calf and will be culled.” Dandaloo Stud produces bulls of bone and substance. These bulls will sire productive, fertile females that will in turn produce progeny that appeal and perform in the commercial market.

In this respect it is always very satisfying seeing commercial clients getting good results in the market place. The clients of Dandaloo Stud are consistently among the top local weaner fair results. “One of the most satisfying aspects of breeding top cattle is seeing commercial clients getting good results in the market place,” says Angus Thomson. All Bulls are blood tested and vaccinated for BVD. Ten in one vaccinations are completed and all bulls are SEMEN and SERVICE tested before the sale.

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Dandaloo has sold several bulls to stud operations in the past, including Turiroa, Kahurau, Pine Park, Red Oaks and Puketoi. While a few bulls sell for top money, most are sold in a very comfortable range of prices. Dandaloo Stud sale will be held on Wednesday, June 6, noon, at the Masterton Sale Yards. To view please come along on Thursday, May 17 as part of the Bull Walk or give Angus or Trish a call to make a viewing time over the next couple of weeks. Please phone 06 372 7065

TAPIRI ANGUS For 57 years, Tapiri Angus’ cattle have been bred in Wairarapa with 2018 marking the transition of the third generation of our family into the stud business. Our cattle demonstrate soundness, constitution, longevity, fertility and quiet temperament, with strong east coast genetic in°uences for east coast conditions. Tapiri bulls have performed to the top of Wairarapa and Hawke’s Bay sales and performance tests, including Tapiri 702, one of our 2018 sires, who had a IMF raw data marbling score of 8, the highest for a New Zealand Angus bull. We congratulate Wharekauhau Station - using Tapiri Angus bulls, they achieved top price at this year’s Masterton, Martinborough weaner sale, the ÿfth consecutive year they have done so. One of this year’s sale bulls - Tapiri 922 Lot 6

For many years, our bulls’ o˜spring consistently realised top prices at Taupo weaner fairs, with Greg

Jopson, General Manager of 5 Star Beef Canterbury, saying of Waituruturu Station steers by Tapiri bulls: “They set the benchmark for Angus weaner steers overall sales and were consistently among the top performing lines for average daily gain and meat quality attributes including marbling, as measured in over 30,000 cattle purchased annually by 5 Star Beef.” Sale bulls this year are by Tapiri 702, Kaharau 73 and Te Mania Inÿnity. All bulls fertility tested. Ross and Julie McLachlan, and Rob and Lucy Thorneycroft, Wairarapa Sheep & Beef Farmers of the Year 2015, welcome you to inspect our cattle at Tapiri Angus, 415A Blu˜ Rangitumau Rd, Rangitumau, Masterton, at any time, and invite you to our sale on Wednesday, June 6, noon at the Masterton Saleyards. Paddock sales are also welcome. For further information please contact Ross and Julie McLachlan Phone 06 372 5701, or Rob and Lucy Thorneycroft Phone 06 376 7811.

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Wednesday 6th June, 2018 Masterton Sale Yards - 12.00 noon DANDALOO

Angus & Trish Thomson, RD3, Masterton. P/F 06 372 7065 www.dandaloostud.co.nz

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KAIMOA SOUTH DEVON South Devon are a British breed known for having the best temperament of all cattle breeds, along with the ability to produce an excellent carcass. This breed is great for putting extra weight into your weaners. We have

Bull sales an opportunity to see new Nissan Navara utes

polled and scurred bulls available. With clients’ needs in mind we have sourced new genetics from overseas to assure we maintain the high quality in our bulls. Inspection welcome. For more information contact Mark, Di and Anthony Eagle 1775 Mangaone Valley Road, R.D.4, Eketahuna Phone (06) 376-8256

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Peter Clendon, the Nissan sales representative at Southey’s Auto World Ltd in Masterton, will be attending bull walks around Wairarapa to show off the new 2018 Nissan Navara. Peter comes from a rural background, growing up in Otorohanga in the King Country.

Mark & Diana Eagle ‘Chessfield’ 1775 Mangaone Valley Rd Eketahuna p: 06 376 8256 e: eagleeketahuna@xtra.co.nz

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Winner of the Senior Final at the Golden Shears, Peter ran his own contract shearing business before becoming a wool buyer for PGG Wrightson, Elders Primary Wool and CP Wool. This year’s RX, ST and ST-X models are updates of last year’s models with quite a few improvements that will appeal to farmers, says Peter. “They have beefed up suspension which allows them to carry loads more evenly, improved steering geometry and less turning of the steering wheel is required, with single and twin turbo engines

for smoother and more powerful acceleration and more pulling power - 3500kg. All these features make the ute an even better all-round package. An added feature for families are Isoÿx latches which allow children’s seats to be installed more easily and more safely. The utes come in four models RX, SL, ST and ST-X - so there is something for everyone. Peter will be bringing the new Navara to the bull walks. But you can see the whole range at Southey Nissan on the corner of Park and Dixon Streets.

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Kaimoa South Devons have pleasure in putting forward 20 Bulls in 2018 We are committed to producing meaty bulls with good frame, constitution and temperament. With clients’ needs in mind we have sourced new genetics from overseas to maintain the highest qualities in our bulls.

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Richard and Lauren Cameron are excited to offer a strong line-up of 2-year-old Gelbvieh bulls for private sale, prices range from $3500 to $6000. Richard and Lauren have recently taken over the Gelbvieh herd from Lauren’s parents Peter and Sue McWilliam.

What attracted the Camerons to Gelbvieh is the breed’s excellent fertility and calving ease, temperament, and outstanding weight gains observed in the breed. Gelbvieh are well-suited to the limestone hill country where the Camerons farm in the foothills of Mauriceville. Peter and Sue McWilliam were the founding members of the Gelbvieh Society in New Zealand and have spent the past 30 years dedicated to improving the breed and

adapting it to suit our tough hill country conditions. They have selected the best genetics in the form of embryos and semen from Europe, Canada and USA to add to their home breed genetic pool. Both the Camerons and McWilliams also have a range of ‘Balancer’ Bulls for sale. Balancer are a hybrid breed of beef cattle, a combination of Gelbvieh and Angus. These cattle are bred for their hybrid vigour, resulting in a higher growth

rate and better quality meat. All the bulls come with a threeyear guarantee for soundness and fertility and are available for inspection. For more information: Richard & Lauren Cameron Phone 06 372 5855 or 0274 697 035 Email richie.cameron@xtra.co.nz Peter & Sue McWilliam Phone 06 372 7724 or 027 222 7649 Email p-s-mcwilliam@xtra.co.nz

Vet Services Wairarapa Here at Vet Services Wairarapa we are proud to provide to our clients a Full Breeding bull soundness examination service. Our Practice Manager and Large Animal team leader Stuart Bruere BVSc has a special interest in sheep and beef production. Stuart has a wealth of knowledge and experience in regards to breeding stock, and has trained under the Australian Cattle Vets Scheme to carry out bull semen analysis examinations. This is well-respected, and considered internationally as an industry leading scheme. Stuart spends the majority of his time on “the big picture stu˜” with herd and °ock issues. For example, he may be investigating an ill thrift problem, devising a plan to eradicate BVD from the herd for a client or recommending advice on parasites and worm control.

We recognise that bull non-performance is a major problem which results in cows not being in-calf. In order to perform at their maximum potential, bulls need to be highly fertile, ie produce high quality semen, and they also need to be athletic with no genital deformities. We must point out the importance that as bulls age, their health will decline, they can ÿght, hurt each other, get all sorts of injuries, and of course they can get sick which will a˜ect their athleticism. A simple foot infection could be so painful that a bull may be reluctant or unable to serve. If a bull has good semen, it’s not much good if he can’t serve the cow. Watch out too, especially in older bulls, for defects in their reproductive organs. The team here at Vet Services Wairarapa are more than happy to discuss your stock’s

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Vet Services Wairarapa provides a full breeding bull soundness examination service Includes semen evaluation, physical checking and BVD disease testing. Bull reproductive failure is common so why not give us a call and we will be able to assist you to make sure your breeding bulls are “firing” on all cylinders.

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WAIGROUP ANGUS Waigroup Angus welcomes prospective buyers to its annual 2-year-old bull sales at Glanworth and Pinebank farms. There are 62 lots between the two herds. Glanworth is o˜ering 34 lots at its ÿrst on-farm sale to be held on the June 28 at 2.30pm while Pinebank is o˜ering 28 lots by private treaty throughout June. Established in 1967, Waigroup Angus’ breeding scheme was the ÿrst of its kind in international cattle breeding - selecting for economically measurable traits and culling ruthlessly for problems of soundness, constitution or temperament. Waigroup Angus’ aims are simple - to breed a moderate-framed, fertile cow with soundness and constitution that will calve unassisted and wean an aboveaverage calf every year under commercial conditions. In other words, a cow that will make you more money. By taking a hardnosed and commercial approach to cattle breeding, Waigroup Angus has made huge genetic gains in its herd programme.

The two herds are run in two di˜erent environments - summer dry at Longbush and summer safe at Pahiatua. Cows are run on challenging Wairarapa hill country in conjunction with commercial ewe ˛ocks at above average stocking rates. Every Waigroup female must be in-calf as a yearling and calve unassisted as a two-year-old. Every female must rear a calf every year. We are taking a very measured and practical approach to breeding, trying to blend old-fashioned stockmanship with performance data. This is to insure the product

we sell to commercial farmers lasts and performs as expected. Waigroup clients throughout New Zealand are achieving very good performance with varying scale cow herds through increased calving ease and fertility. Early ÿnishing of progeny and longevity in the bulls. Some of our bulls are still performing well at eight and nine years. Waigroup Angus has 500 registered cows and has positioned itself at the forefront of Angus breeding in New Zealand. The sound attributes of its cattle,

particularly in calving ease, have been recognised by the Livestock Improvement Association. For over 20 years Waigroup has been a major supplier of Angus semen for their beef pack catalogue. All cattle are recorded on BREEDPLAN. Waigroup Angus’ herd was among the ÿrst to initiate performance recording. For more information contact Willie Falloon Phone 06 372 7041 Joe Fouhy Phone 06 376 7324 Shaun Fouhy Phone 06 376 8869 or visit www.anguswaigroup.co.nz


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Established in 1936 by PJ Borthwick, and used as a training farm for returned servicemen after World War II, Te Whanga is one of New Zealand’s iconic sheep and beef stations producing quality meat with genetic integrity. Located at Gladstone, the 1650ha station is home to 10,000 sheep and 700 Angus cattle. The Te Whanga Angus stud was established in 1936 and initially purchased cattle from the Waiterenui and Pharazyn studs.

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These ÿrst animals had more than a week’s journey by foot and rail from Hawke’s Bay before reaching their new home. In 1972 Robin’s Overshiels Stud was combined with the Te Whanga Stud to add depth and allow the stud cattle to ÿt into a commercial station system and be top producers, o°ering reliability and quality proven genetics. PJ believed the fundamental business would always be commercial bulls and his philosophy was to breed the best commercial bulls in New Zealand around temperament, soundness, growth and fertility. Eighty-two years later the approach remains the same. 2016 saw another addition to the stud with the purchased of a large portion of the females making up the Farÿeld stud from Canterbury. These females have arguably some of the best performance genetics

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within the Angus breed in New Zealand and blended with Te Whanga’s strong, traditional type and reliability, are sure to take the stud to another level. In the photo is some of the 140 bull calves born every year, which are making their way to hill country paddocks out the back of Te Whanga where they will spend the ÿrst few months of their lives. We feel it is important that these cattle are born and bred on the hill country, only coming down to be wintered as rising yearlings. It is a testament to this type of management that makes the cream rise to the top. The cows are also made to work hard all year every year, cleaning up behind ewes, and getting set stocked among ewes, only coming on to better country and feed premating for the management of a synchronised AI programme. The line-up of bulls available this June is what we believe to be our best to date. Due to the constant pressures in the herd, and now the injection of more performance genetics, we are well on track to producing animals that are not only functional but also have power plus performance - something that is not easy to achieve. Nothing happens overnight in the cattle breeding game, but progress is deÿnitely in the air out here. For more information Contact: Jason Co°ey (manager) Phone 027 457 0526 Robin Borthwick Phone 0274 412 728 Email te_whanga@borthwick.co.nz


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Animal Breeding Services

$28,000 high selling 2017 bull Te Taumata Gran Torino 15817

TE TAUMATA POLL HEREFORD Te Taumata will once again o˜er a strong, consistent line of 30 bulls bred for the commercial cattleman and the beef industry at their 39th Annual Poll Hereford Bull Sale on May 30, 2018. The McWilliam Family pride themselves in producing sound, meaty bulls backed by strongly maternal cow families for proÿtable beef production. Te Taumata cows are bred to wean a heavy calf in their summer dry/drought prone district while competing with ewes in a strictly commercially focused

management system. Fertility, soundness, longevity, fast growth rate and top quality carcass traits are key aspects of their breeding programme. The family had a very successful 2017 bull sale, achieving a solid clearance of bulls and the second highest price at on-farm hereford bull sales around the country, of $28,000, for Te Taumata Gran Torino 15817. Gran Torino was sold to Earnscleugh High Country Herefords, Alexandra. Te Taumata genetics are in use from the top of

the North Island to the bottom of the South Island and are guaranteed to shift and perform anywhere. Bulls are available to view at any time. The family encourages presale bull inspection and are happy to recommend bulls that will best suit individual production targets. For more information and to request a catalogue contact Alistair Phone 06 372 7861, check out their website www.tetaumata.co.nz and follow them on Facebook: Te Taumata Genetics

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Animal Breeding Services (ABS) is a reproductive technologies company based in Waikato and covering a client base throughout New Zealand. We have a wealth of experience with all species and in all areas of reproduction aimed at providing our clients with the full package of services. In relation to cattle we provide a range of services from bull fertility testing and semen collection, synchronisation and artiÿcial insemination in cows as well as embryo production and transfer. Our team are able to carry out fertility testing and semen collection from bulls on-farm as well as bulls coming to our export approved semen collection centre. Collecting semen o˜ recently purchased bulls can be a very good insurance policy against the loss of the bulls’ genetics or even an opportunity to sell semen.

Our team is set up to provide a comprehensive programme for set-time AI in cows and heifers, based on experience of carrying out over 4000 inseminations in beef cows and heifers every year. Our service covers semen importation/storage/dispatch, AI programme design, supply of synchronisation products, AI technicians and assistants, recording and pregnancy testing. The ability of ABS to package all these services together allows for signiÿcant savings in cost, time and hassle for the farmer. For stud breeders ABS is also the largest embryo production company in New Zealand o˜ering both MOET embryo ˛ushing and IVP production of embryos in the laboratory. Our experienced team can work on a personalised plan for high value cows to ensure the best outcomes. ABS also o˜ers the supply of recipient cows to again make the process as easy for the breeder as possible.


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Quality Sheds supplies and builds farm buildings and garages for the discerning buyer who is looking for a quality, functional product that meets all their needs.

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Our product range is huge workshops, woolsheds, lifestyle sheds, covered yards, garages and American barns.

You don’t have to wait for a sale at Quality Sheds because our sheds are always at Field Day special prices and we will also donate $50 to your nominated school. We o˜er both traditional vertical and horizontal cladding options. Our horizontally clad sheds are rated to a very high wind zone, making them better equipped to stand New Zealand’s harsh weather conditions.

Quality Sheds’ success comes down to service. The whole team go the extra mile to make sure the ÿnished shed will exceed expectations. We only use top quality products, with top quality workmanship.

You will deal directly with Emma and Willie, ensuring you receive prompt, professional service and we guarantee to keep you informed from start to ÿnish. For more information Phone 0508 4 SHEDS Email admin@qualitysheds.co.nz

Taking delivery of your bull At auction sales, possession is yours after the fall of the hammer, so careful treatment of animals from then on is important. Sometimes, the vendors provide insurance against loss in transit, accidental loss of use or infertility. However, insurance is usually the responsibility of the buyer. When you buy a bull, ask what health treatments he has received. Knowing what has been done can reduce any future health treatments.

 Ensure you give explicit instructions on the delivery docket. Important details include ear tag details and/or brand numbers, your address and your contact telephone numbers.  When buying bulls from distant locations you may have to ÿt in with other delivery arrangements to reduce cost. You should make it clear how you want your bulls handled.

Arrival When the bulls arrive home, unload them at the yards into a group of quiet stock – for example, steers or herd cows.

 Make sure they know which bulls can be mixed together.

Never jump them from the back of a truck into a paddock. Bulls from di˜erent origins should be put into separate areas with other cattle for company.

 Discuss resting procedures for long trips, expected delivery time, truck condition and quiet handling by the carrier.

Provide feed and water, then leave them alone until the next morning. The bulls should then receive routine health treatments.

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Bulls should be drenched and held in the yards for 24 hours to prevent introducing worms and, if necessary, treated for lice. Horned bulls should be well tipped to allow easier working through yards and races. A bull’s behaviour will decide how quickly he can be separated and moved out to paddocks. New bulls should be paddocked separately from older bulls to avoid ÿghting and the risk of injury. The new bull may be paddocked with the older bulls after their ÿrst mating. Source: Beef & Lamb NZ

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HERD EST 1956 Some bulls may not like the pressure and noise of the auction and become excited.

Understanding the temperament of bulls in sale environments Temperament is a major factor to check when you buy bulls. Inspect them in the yards or paddock before sale and note any unusual behaviour or activity.

guide, rather than the temperament shown in the ring, you can often buy such bulls cheaper, provided they were satisfactory in other respects.

Note bulls that are continually pushing to the centre of a mob, running around, unreasonably nervous, aggressive or excited. This behaviour should be written down in the sale catalogue and referred to during the auction. At the sale, note any changes of temperament by individual bulls.

They are subjected to strange yards, di˜erent noises, loss of their mates, di˜erent people, di˜erent handling methods, trucking, unloading, new paddocks and di˜erent water and feed.

When you buy a new bull for your herd, you can reduce problems by getting him settled in properly in his new environment. Bulls of all breeds can become upset and excited in the sale and delivery process.

Some bulls which are quiet in the yard or paddock may not like the pressure and noise of the auction and become excited. Others that were excited before get much worse in the sale ring and can really perform.

This combination can be enough to upset even quiet animals. New bull buyers are often concerned about the apparent bad temperament of a bull that seemed quiet enough when purchased. Understanding why bulls become upset and reducing these causes of stress allows them to settle down quickly.

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Source: Beef & Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand unveils new origin brand A blueprint and a new brand designed to capture more value for New Zealand’s sheepmeat and beef overseas was unveiled two weeks ago by Beef + Lamb New Zealand. The Red Meat Story and Taste Pure Nature origin brand will be used as a global brand platform to underpin exporters’ marketing programmes and enhance the positioning of New Zealand red meat. It has been developed in conjunction with B+LNZ’s processor partners and farmers over the past 12 months. Taste Pure Nature brand assets will be available for New Zealand exporters to use in all markets with the brand appearing on packaging, advertising and other material by the end of the year. In addition, B+LNZ is working with processing companies on two pilot programmes in China and the United States. These programmes will aim to build demand and visibility for New Zealand beef and lamb through active in-market promotion of Taste Pure Nature to key distributors, food service and retail channels including consumers. If successful, B+LNZ will work with processing companies to extend the active promotion to further markets. Sam McIvor, chief executive of B+LNZ,

said consumer research shows New Zealand’s overall image as a country is positive, but weak in relation to red meat in high growth markets. “Taste Pure Nature is our unique point of di˜erence and is central to our promise of the purest and most natural meat taste experiences in the world.” Beef + Lamb NZ’s research also showed a product’s country or place of origin is a major factor in purchasing decisions by consumers, retailers and the food service sector, he said. “It is a shortcut to understanding and trust. It provides a basis for choosing a brand if it is available – which adds further value and di˜erentiation. Mr McIvor said New Zealand’s competitors were investing signiÿcantly in di˜erentiating themselves and winning. “Australia, for example, invests around $68 NZ million per year in marketing its red meat based on the True Aussie brand and Ireland invests in its sustainability programme Origin Green. It’s critical New Zealand moves now to safeguard and enhance our position as a premium producer.” Information about the brand can be found at www.tastepurenaturenz.co.nz

Seven Hills Angus invites you to our ÿfth annual sale on Thursday, June 28. 64 Angus Bulls will be for sale on our farm at 1167 Mangaone Valley Road, Eketahuna. Our breeding goals at Seven Hills Angus are ÿrmly focused around two consumers, ÿrstly you the beef farmer, and secondly the consumer of our NZ Inc. beef.

The second part requires a bit more planning – these requirements should be on that list: A

Low maintenance cost cow and the main indicator currently is the Mature Cow weight EBV.

B

Fertility – the main drivers of fertility are mating heifers at 14 months and then re-breeding. Look at the number of calves a cow has had and her dam, plus the Days to Calving EBV.

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Growth – as much as possible in the cow size you determine is appropriate.

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Eye Muscle Area – muscle is weight and EMA helps increase carcass weight. More is better.

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Fats – 1. Marbling/IMF is the good fat or the taste fat. Select for higher IMF. 2. Rib/rump fats are the outside fats. It is required for chilling the meat correctly and having some softness/cover on our cows but is very expensive to produce – the balanced approach is good.

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Carcass Weight – the higher the better your steers weigh on the hook, 50% is ordinary with 58–60% more than achievable. The carcass weight EBV is a major proÿt driver.

The Consumer Let’s start with the consumer the discerning beef purchaser who demands a superior eating experience every time. Globally marbling is seen as the major contributor to °avour in beef. All beef grading systems (including Beef EQ and AngusPure) have marbling as a major component of the grade index. It starts with measurable taste. Add to that meat colour, pH, fat colour and ossiÿcation. Now you have a product quantiÿed by measurable traits that consistently (98%) deliver an eating experience to discerning purchasers of beef worldwide.

The Beef Farmer We like our bulls to look like bulls, our cows to produce a live calf every year that grows quickly into proÿt. The ÿrst part is easy - buy bulls you like the look of – no science, just good old eye appraisal.

When we select our bulls we look for positive calving ease, both direct and of the daughters, growth as much as possible in a moderate cow or an EBV of around 70–90 for mature cow weight, having a 400-day EBV close to or higher than the mature cow weight. Carcass weight and IMF as high as possible. Pre-Sale Field Day May 22, 2018, 10am-2pm Contact Bryan for FD Flyer. For more information contact Bryan Phone (06) 375 8583 or Email sevenhills@inspire.net.nz or visit www.sevenhillsangus.co.nz

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Local girl and her bull shine at Hoof & Hook comp Gladstone girl Ella McWilliam and her Hereford bull won Grand Champion Overall Steer in the “Hoof” section of the Hoof & Hook Competition in Feilding over the weekend. Her steer has now been killed to be judged in the “Hook” half of the competition which is being announced on Wednesday, May 16. The ‘Heavyweight’ steer was raised on the Te Taumata Polled Hereford stud of Ella’s parents Eileen and Alastair McWilliam. While the results of the Hook competition were unknown at the time of going to press, Eileen says it

is a great result just to win the Hoof section, beating all other breeds and being overall winner of both the light and heavyweight sections.

Ella McWilliam with her champion hereford

Established in 2006, the Future Beef New Zealand Hoof & Hook competition is a growing success story. There is no expected level of experience for participants and all interested young people are invited to enter. It’s a great way to make new friends and learn about the New Zealand beef industry through interactive modules. Event participants are split into agebased groups and gain experience

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Furthermore, participants begin to develop their own network of passionate people and gain a clear overview of the various career options the industry can o˜er. You don’t have to have your own steer to participate in the competition, FBNZ will endeavour to arrange an animal for you to borrow or share for the duration of the competition.

and knowledge of beef cattle while learning new skills. They gain experience in cattle appraisal and handling, gain exposure to industry technology and learn about meat quality and processing.

Future Beef New Zealand was developed jointly by PBBNZ Ltd, and B+LNZ to encourage and promote youth involvement and interest in the beef industry. FBNZ is a youth programme aimed at 8 to 24-year-olds from all walks of life.

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Tracy will help you demystify your clever phone and provide you with tips to make sure it operates as you need it to. Increase your conÞdence and the usefulness of you smartphone. Dates: 11 and 18 June Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm Venue: REAP House Tutor: Tracy Graham Cost: $55.00 Must Enrol by: 7 June (Includes Samsung, Huawei, Google, Vodafone, LG, Alcatel, Sony, Google, Spark etc.)

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Increase your knowledge of your phone’s systems and applications to your daily life. Learn more about how to have music, social media, photos and the Internet at your Þngertips. Dates: 25 June and 2 July Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm Venue: REAP House Tutor: Tracy Graham Cost: $55.00 Must Enrol by: 21 June (Includes Samsung, Huawei, Google, Vodafone, LG, Alcatel, Sony, Google, Spark etc.)

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Peter will show you how to look at your settings to ensure they maximise your use of the iPad. Camera, iCloud, storage, share useful apps, accessing the net and di"erent digital services… Dates: 6 June and 7 June Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm Venue: REAP House Tutor: Peter McNeur Cost: $55.00 Must Enrol by: 31 May Note: It may be possible to borrow an iPad for this course.

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Come and learn about how to get more out of your iPad to access social media, your work documents, music, books, photos, internet, the world news…. Dates: 4 July and 5 July Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm Venue: REAP House Tutor: Peter McNeur Cost: $55.00 Must Enrol by: 28 June

‘Mover’ wins March challenge Masterton 6-year-old Ellie van Berlo will be spending up big on bike gear after winning a school travel challenge. Ellie, a pupil at Masterton Primary School, took part in the Movin’ March WOW Passport Challenge run throughout the Greater Wellington region. The challenge involved kids walking or wheeling their way to school instead of being driven. Participating students got their passports stamped each day, going into the draw to win one of six $300 Avanti vouchers. Ellie was the Wairarapa winner of the voucher. Her grandad, dad, and mum watched on when she was announced as the winner at her school assembly this month. She said it was a “surprise”. Now in its eighth year, Movin’March aims to promote active travel to school – whether it be

walking, cycling, skating or scootering Greater Wellington school travel coordinator Kirsty Barr said there were “real benefits” in wheeling and walking. “While exercise is important, the programme also enables students to develop connections, get to know their neighbourhood and learn vital road-safety skills. “Movin’ March helps them break down barriers and build a positive sense of place.” She said Movin’March was also for people who lived too far away to walk all the way to school. “The programme uses ‘Park and Stride’ and the Walking Pou to encourage parents to park away from the school to give students the opportunity to walk some of the way.” This is the method Ellie used, often walking from the Short St marker near Masterton Primary School.

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We are excited to announce our new online booking system that will help bring you closer to us at Masterton Medical by supporting your health-related needs in the most convenient way possible. You can now easily book your appointments through our website www.mastertonmedical.co.nz by clicking the button “Make an appointment” or by visiting the website www.vensa.com. You don’t need to create a login, simply select the time you’d like to book, add your name, date of birth and a phone number.

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You may also receive a text message regarding your account balance at our practice - which you can now pay through our secure payment system, VensaPay. We assure you that this system is of the highest security rating standards, and will not collect your credit/debit card details. To learn more, visit https://help.vensa.com/knowledgebase/online-payment-faq/

MISSED APPOINTMENTS

Please be sure to let us know if you can’t make your appointment. At this time of year appointments are in high demand so you are preventing someone else from being seen if you don’t let us know. There will be a charge for missed appointments if you haven’t let us know.

FLU VACCINATIONS

Protect yourself this winter. Vaccines are here and clinics are open. In some cases your vaccination may be funded so check with your nurse. Appointments can also be booked online through our new online booking system.

Midweek musings Tim Nelson

Don’t wait for new beginnings

Lakeview School principal Tim Nelson endeavours to learn something new every day by reading books, listening to podcasts, and engaging with a wide range of other content. Say thank you

In his book The Culture Code, author Daniel Coyle identifies a number of factors that build high quality and effective organisations, one of which is the simple act of saying thank you. Giving thanks has a profound effect on those who receive it, making them more likely to repeat the behaviour, task or action that they were given thanks for simply because they received the appreciation and acknowledgement for what they did.

Put things in perspective

Gregg Popovich is considered one of the greatest professional coaches of all time, having coached the San Antonio Spurs to one of the best winning percentages of any team in the history of the NBA. One of his biggest strengths is his ability to put things in perspective. While obviously not liking to lose, he understands that there are bigger and more important things in life than basketball. An example of this has been after a loss instead of doing a video analysis of the game, the team watched a civil rights speech from the 60s and followed this up with a discussion on the topic. With a large number of African Americans in his team this would demonstrate to his players what in life is truly important.

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that choice. Fortunately, most of us won’t be diagnosed with a serious illness, but this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make those lifechanging decisions that align with what really are the most important things in our worlds.

Kevin Johnson is the CEO of Starbucks. After being diagnosed with melanoma he decided it was time to make changes in his life by spending more time with the people he loves and cares about while doing more of the things he wanted to do; in a Fast Company video he describes the life changing moment when he made

When people look at making changes in their lives they will often wait for a point in time, such as New Year’s Eve, or something to finish, such as eating the last of the Easter chocolates. In the view of The Minimalists, shared on their podcast, don’t wait, instead make the change immediately. However, more than just the decision to change should be made immediately, the actions should start as soon as the decision to change has been made; don’t wait.

Be inspired by those better than you I just watched a YouTube clip from YouTuber Peter McKinnon, someone who went from zero to one million subscribers in one year. One of his secrets to success is to be inspired by others, knowing that there will always be those who are better than you in your chosen field of expertise. Instead of resenting this, learn from these people, taking on board the things that make them so good, then applying them in your own life to become a better version of yourself.

Who do you spend your time with?

John Lee Dumas has an incredibly successful podcast called Entrepreneur on Fire. He started this from nothing; the podcast has since gone on to consistently rank amongst the most popular in the business category for several years. One of the reasons for his success is that he chooses who he spends his time with, looking to be with those who inspire and uplift him, as opposed to being with negative people who will bring him down. An often-used quote from Dumas is, “you are the average of the five people you spend most of your time with”.

Take up activities with your children Rather than only ever directing children towards activities and passively supporting from afar, a way in which to build closer relationships as well as supporting children in their development is to do activities alongside them. I have recently started doing weekly gym classes with one daughter, while playing chess with the other. Both bring us closer together and are mutually beneficial and enjoyable. This form of active participation is shared by Anders Ericsson, a worldrenowned expert on expertise, as a key factor in helping children develop towards their potential.


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Teacher takes on The Globe The first thing you notice about Kuranui’s Teacher in Charge of Performing Arts, Juanita McLellan, is her laugh and her smile. The second is the way the students flock to her like moths to a flame. Her rapport with students is obvious and you can tell she cares deeply for them and they her. Her students would tell you her classes are vibrant and fun, where they are free to be themselves. “Fostering an inclusive environment is very important to me, because that’s when you see the students thrive,” McLellan said. “They are honest and forthright, and it is interesting to see how they process things and what marvellous ideas they bring to the table.” McLellan teaches both History and Drama, which sums up two of her obsessions. They complement each other as she is always interested in knowing why events happened, how they started and why it matters today. This is often the basis for devising drama and learning ‘by doing’ is also a big part of Kuranui culture. Performing Arts has gone from strength to strength, and now with the new and innovative Ignite curriculum in the Junior School, it is becoming even more popular as students are encouraged to choose personalised programmes of study. Having spent her teenage years as a student at the South Wairarapa college, McLellan returned to Kuranui as a teacher almost 18 years ago. Her own life is one that promotes living

outside the box. She now lives in Featherston with her husband, Dilip Solanki, who also taught at Kuranui for a time, and their beagle dogs Rocky and Ruby. She has a post-grad diploma in Astrophysics, has seen and read the original Treaty of Waitangi and in her spare time she likes to write knitting patterns. “I am an acquired taste,” she adds. In July, she is off to the Globe Theatre in London to perform A Winter’s Tale. Not many people are selected for this rare opportunity and it is only open to teachers from New Zealand. McLellan was thrilled when chosen because she will also be performing alongside one of her former students, Tommy Laybourn. “It’ll be an experience of a life time.” One of her proudest moments at Kuranui College was fundraising and taking students to London and Paris to visit iconic heritage sites. Another moment took place last year when her students performed their 15-minute Shakespeare piece, Pericles. “All of the community got involved, not just the students. “We had local Iwi and parents contributing to our performance to make it an authentic piece. “It was very moving and fabulous to have the support from our community.”

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From left, Brook, Dave, Carter, Renee and Jayce Renata with the plaque at Butter˜ y Walkway honouring their son, Beau. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

The Wairarapa Teen Parent Unit [TPU] celebrated Mother’s Day on Friday with a cooked breakfast and a small bunch of flowers gifted to them from centre manager Prue Smith. “It’s important to celebrate how cool it is to be a mum and what an amazing job these girls are doing,” she said. Eighteen-year-old Gabby Anderson said the unit provided her and the other mums a life filled with opportunities. “I want a decent job in life, so I need to have a better education.” Although it could be difficult trying to complete her NCEA and raising eightmonth-old Isaiah at the same time, she was determined to give them both the best chance at life. “He never fails to make me smile,” she said. “He’s my whole life now, I don’t know where I would be without him.”

Renee Renata – A CrossFitting mum Renee Renata moved to Carterton in 2016 with her husband Dave and their children Brook, aged nine, Jayce, aged four, and Carter aged, two. Mother’s Day usually gives Mrs Renata the chance to relax and take some time out from her busy schedule, but it’s also a time when she can reflect on how her perspective on motherhood changed when the couple lost their son, Beau. “As long as our kids are happy and healthy, everything else is a bonus,” she said. Mrs Renata said her introduction to motherhood was “a challenge”, as she had her first son, Brook, at age 19. “I was navigating motherhood but still navigating life myself.” But the support of her own mum helped her through and she had her second child, Jayce, five years later. When Mrs Renata was pregnant with twins Carter and Beau, she faced a challenge no mother should ever have to face, going into spontaneous labour after only 25 weeks of pregnancy. Being 15 weeks premature is a rocky road for any baby, but Beau had a condition called Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, which meant his chances of surviving birth after a full-term pregnancy were already extremely slim. Beau died in his parents’ arms an hour after his birth.

Two years later, Beau’s death was difficult to talk about but the Renatas said it had taught them to “not sweat the small stuff ” in life. They recently visited the Butterfly Walkway at Aotea Lagoon and laid a plaque in memory of their son, who twin brother Carter calls his “best friend”. “If we don’t talk about him, it’s like he never existed and he is a huge part of our family.” Family, in the Renata household, is a door which was opened to friends in need last year. A change in circumstances meant their friends had to move out of the region at a time their teenage son was excelling in his sporting achievements. The Renata family invited him to stay with them for a year. “It gave us a taste of what we have to come,” she said laughing. The working mum balances part-time work, school drop-offs, kid’s hockey practices, as well as her own CrossFit. And while she cherishes the moments she can spend with her kids, she knows that working part-time and doing something for herself is an important part of motherhood too. “You have definitely got to have that balance, you can’t be with the kids all the time.”

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Marama Fox – Political dancing mother of nine “Seriously, you don’t know how much you can love someone until you become a mother.” So says ex-Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox, who has nine children between the ages of seven and 29 – and still refers to them all as her babies. “There’s nothing a child could do that would make me unlove them. “We might be disappointed sometimes in their behaviour and we might have to reprimand them but that should never be confused with not loving.” Mrs Fox is currently based in Auckland while she raises money for charity, Ka Pai Kaiti ,through the TV show Dancing With The Stars, but raised all her children in Wairarapa. “Masterton is our roots, our whakapapa, our turangawaewae, and so it’s absolutely home and will always be home. “Living away from them right now is really super hard and I really relish the

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opportunities we get to see each other which at the moment are few and far between.” Last week she made a comment on-air stating: “I need to keep my legs together more often, I’ve had nine children and I should have learnt that a long time ago.” She thought people’s reactions to her comment were “hilarious” and was

adamant she didn’t mean it the way it came across. “I was talking about the delivering of the babies,” she said, laughing. She said she didn’t expect any gifts from her children on Mother’s Day – in fact, she never had. “I love their little hand drawn cards and their letters – those things I’ll treasure forever. “Presents come and go but having family around you is actually the most important thing and it is really hard being away from them right now. “Even just to get a phone call would make my day.” She admitted though that when she did get a Mother’s Day present, she had one favourite in particular. “I used to always look forward to Mother’s Day or my birthday which was the only time I would get a new pair of slippers. “I’m all about my ugg boots.”


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COMMUNITY EVENTS THURSDAY,MAY 17 Housie: At Carrington Bowling & Croquet Club (behind clock tower Carterton), at 1pm. Narcotics Anonymous: Meet at 6pm, at 15 Victoria St, Masterton. Carterton Community Choir: Meet 7.15-9pm, at Carterton School, Holloway St. Ability to read music not essential. Call (022) 373-4299. Masterton Petanque Club: Club day 2pm, in Queen Elizabeth Park. Call Miriam 377-7974. Social Learners Bridge: 1-4pm, Featherston Community Centre. Call Barbara (06) 304-9208. Wairarapa Model Aero Club: 9am-noon, at the Masterton Aerodrome. Red Star Table Tennis Club: Meet 5-7pm at Red Star Sports Association 10 Herbert St, Masterton. Call John 3702511 or Brian 377-4066. Featherston Menz Shed: 61 Fitzherbert St, open from 6.30pm. Whakaoriori Shufflers: Line dancing, Red Star clubrooms, Herbert St, Masterton, intermediate, 1-2.30pm. Call 3775518 or 377-1135. 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 Fern & Thistle Pipe Band: Practice 6.308.30pm, first floor, Savage Club Hall, Albert St, Masterton. Plus free drum lessons 6.30-7.30pm on ground floor. All ages and experience, bring your drum pad and sticks. 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.

FRIDAY,MAY 18 ”Natural Moods”: An exhibition by Lindsay Durrant, at Heart of Arts, 47 Main Rd Nth, Carterton. Opening night 6pm all welcome. Exhibition continues to June 13. Money For Old Rope: The very best classic rock, pop and blues. Masterton Savage Entertainers: Meet 10am, at Savage Club rooms, 10 Albert St, Masterton. Come share your talents with us on stage. We are looking for new members. Call Judith 377-1750 or Doreen 370-4604. JP Service Centre: At the Carterton Library noon-2pm , no appointment neccessary. Whaiora Stop Smoking Service: Need support to quit smoking? Quit Clinics are available at Whaiora on Mondays and Fridays 9am-noon. Call Whaiora 800 494 246. Needlework & Craft Drop In: 10am-noon, Featherston Community Centre. Call Virginia (06) 308-8392.

Sewing & Craft: 10am-2pm Featherston Community Centre. Call Petra (021) 234-1554. 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, 10am-2pm, 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, during school terms, 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, 10.30am2pm, 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. 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 Pauline Lamb 3773388. Carterton Senior Citizens: Meet 1.30-4pm, play cards, Rummikub and Scrabble, Carterton Memorial Club, Broadway.

SATURDAY,MAY 19 Wairarapa Bonsai Club: Workshop opportunity to receive advice on your bonsai trees from friendly members. 9.3011.30am. Call Secretary for location, Bob Macfarlane (027) 334-7730. Tinui Craft Corner and Museum: Open Sat and Sun 10am-4pm, groups by arrangement. Call Jean (06) 3726623 or Pam (06) 372-6459. Justice of the Peace: Service centre available at Masterton Library, 10am-noon. Carterton District Historical Society: 44 Broadway. Open by appointment. Call 379-9233 or (027) 271-6280. Toy Library: Masterton: 10am-1pm, at rear of YMCA, 162 Dixon St. Featherston Toy Library: 14 Wakefield St, 10am-noon. Call Merle (06) 308-8109. Farmers’ Market: 9am-1pm, at Farriers, 4 Queen St, Masterton. Locally grown and made food and artisan products. Find us on Facebook or see www.

waifarmersmarket.org.nz Carrington Bowling & Croquet Club: Golf Croquet at 1.15pm for 1.30pm start, at the clubrooms behind the Clocktower, Carterton. Call Steve Davis (06) 304-7155. Carrington Bowling & Croquet Club: Bowls at 1.20pm for 1.30pm start, at the clubrooms behind the Clocktower, Carterton. Call Rex Kenny 379-7303. Masterton Croquet Club: Association Croquet 9.15am and 12.45pm. Call Ian Wyeth 378-6425 or 377-5762.

SUNDAY,MAY 20 Wairarapa Bonsai Club: Monthly meeting. Topic for discussion ‘Clumps and Forests’. Garden Barn staffroom, High St, at 1.30pm. Call Secretary Bob Macfarlane (027) 334-7730. Wairarapa Model Aero Club: 9am-noon, at the Masterton Aerodrome. Featherston Menz Shed: 61 Fitzherbert St, open from 1pm. Carterton Farmers’ Market: High St, Carterton, 9am12.30pm. Masterton Petanque Club: Club day 2pm, in Queen Elizabeth Park. Call Miriam 377-7974. Masterton Car Boot Sale and Market: 7am-noon, Essex St car park. Call Warwick Dean (0274) 484-728. Carrington Bowling & Croquet Club: Association croquet, 1pm for 1.15pm start, at clubrooms behind clock tower Carterton. Call Veronica George 379-8644.

MONDAY,MAY 21 Calf Rearing Workshop: Whether you are new to calf rearing or have more experience, this Dairy Women’s Network event is for you. Held at the Carterton Events Centre from 9.30am. Literacy Wairarapa: Offers free help with reading, spelling and maths at Te Awhina/Cameron Community House, 9am-noon. Masterton East Indoor Bowling Club: Opening night at 7pm, Hogg Cres. All welcome. Friends to Friends: Peer support group, 10am-noon, at Wairarapa Community Centre, 41 Perry St, Masterton. For adults 18 years-plus, for mental health consumers or disabilities, a place to create, safe, fun and participate or discuss, socialise, with good company. Call Gaylene (06) 929-0961 or (0274) 604-796. Carterton Scottish Dance Club: Meet at 7.30pm, at Carterton School Hall, Holloway St. No partner required. Call Elaine 377-0322 or Julie 370-4493. Mah Jong: 1-4pm, Featherston Community Centre. Call Pat (06) 308-9729. Senior Citizens Cards: 1-4pm Featherston Community Centre Call Val (06) 308-9203.

Drop-in Knitting & Crafts: 6.30-9.30pm, Featherston Community Centre. Call Del (06) 308-9418. Red Star Table Tennis Club: Meet 6-8pm at Red Star Sports Association 10 Herbert St, Masterton. Call John 3702511 or Brian 377-4066. Whaiora Stop Smoking Service: Need support to quit smoking? Quit Clinics are available at Whaiora on Mondays and Fridays 9am-noon. Call Whaiora 800 494 246. Play Gym: St James Church Hall 116 High St, Masterton, 9.30-11am, for 0-3-year-olds. Carterton Food Bank: 11.30am-noon Mon-Fri at Haumanu House (down the lane between Carters and the Clock Tower). Call 379-4092. Carterton Community Toy Library: Events Centre, Holloway St, Mon-Sat during CDC Library hours. https:// www.facebook.com/CartertonToyLibrary/ CCS Disability Action Wairarapa Office: 36 Bannister St, Masterton, 10am-1pm Mon-Fri. For Mobility Parking Permits, Disability Support and Advocacy. Call 378-2426 or 0800 227-2255. Free Community Fit Club: 6am and 11am, Carrington Park, Carterton. All ages, all fitness levels. Call Di (027) 498-7261. Age Concern: Sit & Be Fit classes, 9.30am; line dancing, 10.30am, at the Senior Citizens Hall, Cole St, Masterton. The Dance Shed: 450 Belvedere Rd Carterton. Line Dancing Class, 7-9pm, beginners followed by intermediate. Call Wendy or Don 379-6827 or (027) 319-9814. Epilepsy Support Group: 11am at the Salvation Army office, 210 High St South, Carterton. Call 0800 20 21 22. Citizens Advice Bureau: Free and confidential 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. 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) 304-8110 or Lynda Saint-Merat (06) 304-7026. 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) 4.30-6pm. Guides (914 years) 5.30-7.30pm. Call Chrissy Warnock 372-7646.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS Call 0508 425-266. Free IT Support Programme: At Kuranui College, IT training and upskilling, in school library during school terms, 1-2pm. A free light lunch will be provided. South Wairarapa Badminton Club: At 7.30pm at Featherston Sports Stadium, Underhill Rd. Rackets available. Chair Exercise: Gentle chair exercises, 2-2.45pm, at St John’s Hall, Greytown. This is combined with Drop-in club. Tribal Fusion Bellydancing: At 91 Harley St, Masterton, 7-8pm. Call Wai steampunk, Gaylene (0274) 494-596. Wai Steampunk NZ: Check Facebook for upcoming events. For joining or enquiries call Gaylene (0274) 494-596. Red Star Table Tennis Club: Meet 9am-noon at Red Star Sports Association 10 Herbert St, Masterton. Call John 3702511 or Brian 377-4066. Featherston Menz Shed: 61 Fitzherbert St, open from 10am. Juesday Art: 10am-1pm Featherston Community Centre Call Julia (06) 308-8977. Featherston Wahine Singers: 7-8.30pm Featherston Community Centre Call Susan (021) 246-4884. Carterton District Historical Society: 44 Broadway, 2-4pm, or by appointment. Call 379-9233 or (027) 2716280. 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. Masterton Senior Citizens and Beneficiaries Association: Meet for social indoor bowls, 500 cards, or a chat 1-3pm. Call Ngaire 377-0342. Free Community Fit Club: 11am, Carrington Park, Carterton. All ages, all fitness levels. Call Di (027) 498-7261. Woops A Daisy Marching Team: March for fun, friendship and fitness, 5-6pm. Call Cheryl 372-5522. Toy Library: Masterton -10am-noon, rear of 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 & Croquet Club: Association croquet, 1pm for 1.15pm start, at clubrooms behind clock tower Carterton. Call Veronica George 379-8644. Carrington Bowling & Croquet Club: Bowls at 1.20pm for 1.30pm start, at the clubrooms behind the clock tower, Carterton. Call Rex Kenny 379-7303. Masterton Croquet Club: Golf croquet 9.15am, behind the Hosking Garden in the park. Call Pauline Lamb 3773388.

WEDNESDAY,MAY 23 Wairarapa Spinners & Weavers: Meet 10am in The Wool Shed, Dixon St, Masterton. Call Trish 378-8775 or Josie 378-6531. Cards: Come and join other enthusiastic “500” Players 1.15-4.15pm, at the Carterton Club. Call Barbara 379-6582 or Val 379-8329. AA Meeting: At 7.30pm. Call (027) 557-7928. Ukulele Classes: 1-3pm, Featherston Community Centre. Call Neil (06) 308-9341. Masterton Senior Citizens and Beneficiaries Club: Craft and chat afternoon 1-3pm, bring your crafts or just come for some company, Senior Citizens Hall, Cole St, Masterton. Whakaoriori Shufflers: Line dancing, Red Star clubrooms, Herbert St, Masterton, intermediate, 5.30-7pm. Call 3775518 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. Club Wairarapa Rockers: Rock’n’roll, beginners 6-7pm; Intermediate level 7.15-8.15pm, 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. Masterton Art Club: 10am-2pm for browsing or painting, at 12 Victoria St. Call Sue 377-7019. Age Concern: Sit and Be Fit, 1.30pm followed by gentle exercise class, Senior Citizens hall, Cole St, Masterton. Carterton Women’s Golf: 9-hole golf at 10.45am. Call Colleen 377-0841 or Alison 377-5709. Recreational Walking Group: 9.30am, Essex St car park. Call Ann Jackson, 372-5758, or Ann Duckett, 378-8285. Te Runga Scouts: Cubs, 6-7.30pm, 45 Harley St, Masterton. 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. Carrington Bowling & Croquet Club: Golf Croquet at 1.15am for 1.30pm start, at the clubrooms behind the Clocktower , Carterton. Call Steve Davis (06) 304-7155. Masterton Croquet Club: Association Croquet 9.15am and 12.45pm. Call Ian Wyeth 378-6425 or 377-5762. * To have an event listed please email event@age.co.nz

Kit Cohr of Wairarapa Heart Foundation, Mataikona representative Marie Clement (rear), with (front) Mataikona Community Group Todd McIlvride, and Dawn Walker, Nigel Watson, Wairarapa manager, Wellington Free Ambulance, and George Walker. The defibrillator will be located outside Dawn and George’s house. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

Shocking donation

Portable defibrillators are now in place for public use in locations as far apart as the Kuripuni shops and coastal Mataikona, thanks to the Wairarapa branch of the Heart Foundation, and money by Masterton book sales in 2017. A total of 23 locations were nominated for the automated external defibrillators (AEDs), first narrowed down to five, with the two sites finally chosen through a public poll. The Heart Foundation allocated $8250 from last year’s book sales to the project, which was led by book sales volunteer Peter Debney.

Mr Debney said the two units were linked to the 111 emergency system – the first step in gaining access to the AEDs is to ring 111, with the service providing the key code to unlock the machines. This ensured an emergency response was dispatched as soon as the machines were required. The AEDs check heart rhythm and will not deliver a shock to re-start a heart if they detect a rhythm. “The message is that people should never be afraid to use the machines,” Mr Debney said.

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CALVES: HX Bulls $205, HX Heifers $185, Red Poll Bulls $210, Red Poll Heifers $225. Pigs: Wright 2 wnrs at $60, Rooderkirk 3 wnrs at $70, Thurstone P/S 2 at $50. SHEEP ˜ LAMBS: Ewes – Sinclair 2 at $120, Sweeney 7 at $81, Vin & Fin Ltd 3 at $124, Campbell 3 at $130, Stefanski 1 at $30. Lambs: Stefanski 7 at $104, 4 at $80, Campbell 6 at $102, Birchall 12 at $107, Ngaringa Syndicate 6 at $90, 4 at $75, McKee 8 at $154, Carter 4 at $80, Brannigan 4 at $80, 12 at $120, Hayden 5 at $139, M Herrick 6 at $140, G Herrick 16 at $139, Rooderkirk 4 at $145, Cameron 2 at $143, 2 at $101, 2 at $50, Doust 2 at $162, 4 at $129, Pettersson 2 at $133, Wellbrock 6 at $100, Henwood 10 at $115. CATTLE: Tinui Downs 3 R2 Fr Steers at $720, 3 R2 Ang Steers at 840, 4 R2 Ang Steers at $870, Taylor 2 wnr Fr Steers at $350, Sayer 1 wnr Fr Bull at $270, 2 wnr Fr Heifers at $420.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Cow disease next door Pahiatua farmer Graeme Dyke . . . frustrated with MPI’s response to the Mycoplasma bovis disease detected on a neighbouring property. PHOTO/BECKIE WILSON

BECKIE WILSON Two months of sleepless nights, stressful days and a loss of cattle sales has left Pahiatua farmer Graeme Dyke furious with the Ministry of Primary Industries over its handling of the devastating cattle disease on a neighbouring property. “At this present time, because I live next to an infected Landcorp farm, my business is ruined.” Mr Dyke’s property is one of eight farms adjacent to Landcorp’s Rangedale Station, site of this month’s confirmed Mycoplasma bovis infection, in Pori, about 40km east of Eketahuna. He is questioning MPI’s response to the infection among Landcorp farm’s herd, and the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) system that appears to have failed. Mr Dyke says he wants to have his herd tested because about 30 Fresian bulls from the infected farm went onto his land last November. But MPI says his herd is not eligible for testing. Mycoplasma bovis was not even on Mr Dyke’s radar as a concern until two months ago. Since March 13, when the Rangedale Station manager told Mr Dyke they were testing for the infection, he has been overwhelmed with stress. With bull sale season looming, Mr Dyke has already lost five sales because of his property’s proximity to an infected farm. “I have put a lot of money, time and

sweat, and sometimes blood, into this herd and my farm over the past 20 years . . . and no one wants any animals whether they are infected or not.” On April 4, Mr Dyke found out Rangedale Station had some tests come back positive for the disease. He expected MPI to immediately put his farm on a restricted movement notice, meaning no cattle could leave the farm – he was shocked that did not happen. It was not until a month later, on May 2, that Landcorp officially announced its herd had the disease, and held a meeting with its neighbours and MPI. Mr Dyke said he and other farmers left the meeting feeling more frustrated than ever. At that meeting, Mr Dyke asked the MPI senior policy analyst if his cattle could be tested – the short answer was “no”. To help put his mind at ease, Mr Dyke found a vet who undertakes commercial Mycoplasma bovis testing. At a cost of $25 a head and vet costs, he got his sale bulls tested, which came back with a “not detected” result for the first test. Testing can take up to three rounds for the infection to be detected over a period of six to eight weeks, Mr Dyke said. Mr Dyke had not been contacted by MPI until Thursday – “I do not find that acceptable”. After many phone calls, MPI finally agreed to test his breeding herd and, after much discussion, he managed to convince MPI to test his cattle on Tuesday – down

from the two- to six-week timeframe they originally gave him. Mr Dyke bought his property 14 years ago, which is now Te Maewa Devon Stud, and breeds Red Devon cattle and sheep. Last year, he won medals in Beef and Lamb’s Steak of Origin competition for the most tender steak in the country. “Most farmers across the country want answers,” Mr Dyke said. The infection was first found in the South Island in July last year and now two North Island farms have been infected. “Why was the Cook Straight not closed to all cattle movements then, and how does it take five months to track cattle to a farm before they are first tested?” Mr Dyke wanted to thank Federated Farmers, and local MP Alastair Scott, for their help on the issue. MPI’s Mycoplasma bovis incident controller Dr Catherine Duthie said the testing of cattle was prioritised according to risk. “In the case of neighbouring farms, it is accepted that the greatest risk of disease spread is through the movement of infected animals – not by casual over-thefence contact between cattle,” she said. Compensation was only available where losses had incurred as a result of MPI’s order to cull cattle or restrict the movement of herds, she said. On Rangedale Station, not all cattle were tested but sufficient numbers had been tested to confirm the infection was present, Dr Duthie said.

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Local Classifieds Employment

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Due to increased work load we are looking for a skilled Hammer Hand/Labourer to join our shed building team.

166 Cole Street 2 $200 $295 6 Alamein Ct $310 47b Cornwall Street 3 $210 145H Perry St $330 35 Kitchener Street 3 $220 $320 56 72 Boundary Perry Street Road3 Michael Street 3 $220 $320 81 70 Manuka St $320 30 South Road 3 $220 5/53 Opaki Rd $185 South Belt, furn sgl room 1 Alamein Court $260 $235 80D26South Rd(New) 1 $265 If46 St youKippenberger need help with your call us today! $285 rental 15 property, Jeans St We have preapproved

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Please contact Willie on 027 295 4693 or Emma 0508 4 SHEDS or email admin@qualitysheds.co.nz

Hire Services

1 FORKLIFT For Hire. Short 2and long term. Phone James Trucks & 3Machinery on 06 377 0550. 3PIVOT STEER LOADER, long or short term hire. 4Phone James Trucks & Machinery on 06 377 0550 3 TRANSPORTER 8 tonne, complete with winch. 3Phone James Trucks & Machinery on 06 377 0550.

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Phone Chrissy Osborne Animal Bedding Direct 06 377 4961 We have a limited supply of kiln dried MASTERTON PROPERTY Pine wood shavings available now. MANAGEMENT LTD Bulk delivery only. To order, Phone 0274 845 021 or email: animalbeddingdirect@gmail.com

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AUCTION TIME 11.30AM SATURDAY 19TH MAY THE ODDFELLOWS HALL 11 Hastwell St Greytown View photos and catalogue online www.wakefieldauctions.co.nz Enquiries email Greytown.auction@gmail.com or Phone Steve on 0274 422 502

SEASONAL RURAL CONTRACTOR REQUIRED Central Wairarapa District Wallace Group LP, a major player in the casualty stock industry, requires a replacement contractor to collect casualty calves & lambs during the upcoming 2018 casualty season that runs betw een July-Oct each year. Applicants should have a suitable & reliable vehicle, a reasonable level of fitness and a willingness to provide a regular and consistent service to our loyal farmer clientele. This could suit individuals, existing agribusiness contractors, community service & sports groups that may be requiring to generate some serious fundraising. Previous experience in an agricultural service industry would certainly be an advantage. Full support and training will be available. All interested parties should indicate their interest no later than Saturday 26 May 2018. Please apply to: Joe Griffen Regional Manager South Mobile: 027 499 5228 Email: joe.griffen@wallace.co.nz

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This scholarship was established in 2008 in memory of the late C.H.(Geof) Croker who was a widely respected rural valuer, farm consultant and farmer based in the Wairarapa for more than 38 years. One scholarship is available annually to a full time Lincoln University student who has resided in the Wairarapa for a reasonable period prior to commencing study and has successfully completed at least one year of a degree or diploma course related to agriculture. The value of the scholarship will be determined annually and may be up to $4000. Further information and application forms are available from the Lincoln University website www.lincoln.ac.nz/scholar, and must be submitted by 31st May to the:Scholarships Office Lincoln University PO Box 94 Lincoln 7647 Canterbury

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Public Notices

KOHUNUI MARAE TRUSTEES AGM

Saturday 2nd June 2018 11am • Minutes of previous AGM • Chairpersons Report • Financial Report Shared lunch to follow Anne Firmin 06 306 9995

Notices Employment Motoring Property Buy & Sell Trades & Services

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WHAREKAKA REST HOME AND HOSPITAL MARTINBOROUGH

Position available 5 min from Carterton No accommodation available

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Contact Anna Phone 06 379 6468 or Email: anbe77@hotmail.com

We are looking for a person to cover all shifts at our facility, commencing immediately. Full training and orientation will be provided, together with support to complete your National Qualifications. Please contact the General Manager, Corlette Doherty, 06 306 9781 or email manager@wharekaka.org for an application form or further information.

ACCOUNTING GURU SPECIALISING IN GST Are you a motivated self-starter who is calm under pressure and passionate about delivering a high level of customer service? Are you looking to join a local company where your contribution will be valued? If so, then this is the role for you. Numb1z Limited is an accounting firm established in 2017 providing financial accounting services to a wide range of clients including Schools, Trusts, Partnerships, Individuals and Companies in a variety of industries ranging from education, rent, property, investments, livestock and dairy farming, retail through to small/medium industries. We need a motivated team member specialising in GST to join our existing team. To be successful in this role you must have the following qualities: Experience with GST preparation and filing Experience with Payroll & PAYE Preparation of RWT certificates, interest instalments reconciliations & approval issuer levies Preparation of basic reconciliations GST, Loans, Bank, Insurance, ACC Accounts experience competent in the use of Banklink, Xero, MYOB, Cash Manager Rural accounting programmes Have a high level of analytical analytical skills skills and and strong strong attention attentionto todetail detail Self-managing and able to work independently Accounting knowledge Proactive with the ability to use use initiative initiative Positive Attitude Good sense of humour Strong communication skills Excellent computer skills Work as a team player play and like dogs Able to work under pressure and meet IRD deadlines Your day to day responsibilities in the role will include: Preparation and filing of GST, PAYE, RWT, NRWT, AIL & FBT returns Payroll functions Undertaking client book keeping functions coding and system updates, accounts payable and accounts accounts receivable receivable Assisting clients with their system queries queries Contact with Inland Revenue Answering inbound telephone calls and reception General office administration This role is 30 hours per week with the successful candidate being flexible to working more hours during busy periods. Closing date Friday 25 May 2018. Apply with a covering letter and current CV to jobs@numb1z.co.nz You will receive a reply advising your application has been received.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR THE WAIRARAPA TIMES-AGE SPORTS AWARDS Guest Speaker KATE HORAN MNZM

Kate is a paralympics runner and cyclist. She won a silver medal in 2008 for the Women’s 200 metres at the Summer Paralympics; 2014 & 2015 silver medal at the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Champions and bronze in 2016.

AWARDS EVENING: Wednesday, 20 June, 2018. Event starts at 6pm (doors open at 5.15pm) VENUE: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park Wairarapa

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Sport

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wairarapa Midweek

JAB rugby season kicks off RUGBY

Wairarapa’s youngest rugby players were out in force on Saturday as the first round of JAB rugby kicked off. Gladstone Rugby Club’s nine JAB teams headed to different parts of Wairarapa for their first matches, with the three under-6 teams playing at Pioneer. For Gladstone U6 White, first-time players Monty Booth and Ben Harrington were named player of the day and most improved while U6 Black’s player of the day went to Jonty Wells and most improved to Jayden Pollard. Gladstone Under-8 Gold named Ben Gardiner and Digby Tatham players of the day while notching up a win against Featherston and a loss to Marist White. Gladstone Under-8 Black had a tough encounter against Masterton Red Star, losing 5-17 with Jack Cates scoring two tries, and the team also had a 1-7 loss to Greytown with player of the day going to Seb Tomlin and most improved to Jack Cates. Gladstone Under-9 had a strong first half against Carterton but let them come back in the second half, with the match ending in a six-all draw. Player of the day was Patrick Shaw and most improved was Tom Gardiner. Gladstone Under-10 beat Martinborough 11-8 and player of the day was Bart Tomlin. At Gladstone, the under-11s had a tough first outing and lost to Eketahuna East Coast, with Cian Maclean picking up player of the day and Matthew Hall most improved. The Gladstone/Tuhirangi Under13s started the season strongly, beating Masterton Red Star 17-12 with Conall Doyle scoring two tries. Player of the day was Sam Hislop.

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Greytown’s JAB teams also had their first matches on Saturday, with the under-6 rippers enjoying some great competition against Carterton and Featherston. Players of the day were Emily Mullen and Kelly Carpenter. The under-8s defeated Gladstone 35-5, with George Fletcher grabbing himself four tries. Player of the days were Douglas AllenAlloway and Ollie Clark. The under-9s had a loss to East Coast, with players of the day going to Albert Donworth and Franklin Wellington, who scored two tries. The under-11s had a big win against Marist, with Tamati Kerepoa scoring four tries and Jethro Doherty grabbing three. Players of the day went to Carlo Isaac, Kerepoa and Doherty. The Southern Under-13s – a combined Greytown, Martinborough, Tuhirangi and Featherston team – defeated Marist Green 31-12 with Conley Alexander scoring a hat-trick.

Albert Donworth (left) and Titan Te Kani making a tackle for the Greytown Under-9s. PHOTO/KYLIE ALEXANDER

Gladstone Under-9 player Sam Waddell on the charge against Carterton. PHOTO/SUZANNE OLIVER

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Dalefield’s ‘best display of season’ HOCKEY

GARY CAFFELL Dalefield women’s hockey coach Michael O’Connor is not the type to lavish praise on his side if it’s not warranted. So, when O’Connor says the defending champions produced “easily their best display of the season” to beat Victoria University 3-2 in their Wellington premier division match at the National Hockey Stadium on Saturday you know they must have produced the goods. With Dalefield having won all of their previous games this season, and Victoria University having lost just the one, a battle royale was expected but, as it happened, Dalefield were clearly the better side, and would not have been flattered had the winning margin been doubled, or even tripled. “We talked before the game about this being our toughest game and the need to lift our game to another level and we exactly that,” a delighted O’Connor said. “We were expecting them to come out all guns blazing but we actually had control pretty much all the way through. “It was easily our best display of the season . . . really pleasing”. Midfielders Georgie Warren and Michael O’Connor, the coach’s daughter,

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were in grand form for Dalefield with O’Connor being named player of the match, while centre half Katherine Van Woerkom and strikers Abby Crawley, Kristy Anderson and Monique Edwards also excelled. Goalscorers for Dalefield were Crawley, Van Woerkom and Warren. Meanwhile, Dalefield didn’t have things all their own way in beating Naenae 4-3 in their Wellington premier division men’s hockey match played at the National Hockey Stadium in Wellington on Saturday. The pre-match prediction by playercoach Dane Lett that his unbeaten Dalefield side would be kept honest by a Naenae squad he believes will be topfour material come the business end of the season seemed more than justified, as they mounted a stirring recovery after trailing by three goals at one stage. Lett was quick to praise Naenae for their resilience, saying they had stuck to their guns well even when the scoreboard was quite heavily against them. “They are a good side who will probably get even better.” Reflecting on his own team’s performance, Lett labelled it as patchy, with the many good things they achieved through the course of the game being

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somewhat undone by mistakes when they deviated away from the game-plan. “At the end of the day, a win is a win, and we are very happy to take it, but we know we need to be more consistent and that’s the challenge ahead” Goalkeeper John Forsyth was outstanding for Dalefield, making multiple saves and staying composed under pressure. Also shining through his high workrate on defence was Jacob Harp. Lett himself scored two of the Dalefield goals, with the other two going to Rowan Yeo.

[Above] Katherine Van Woerkom, excelled for Dalefield women. [Right] Rowan Yeo, two goals for Dalefield men. PHOTOS/JADE CVETKOV

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Carterton’s deserved victory RUGBY GARY CAFFELL Nobody could quibble about the end result when Carterton upset Martinborough 24-20 in their Wairarapa-Bush Tui Cup premier division rugby match at Martinborough on Saturday. While the game was a niggly, stopstart affair, which never rose to any great heights because of penalties and basic errors, Carterton had more intensity in their effort through the course of the 80 minutes. And that was despite playing most of the second half with 14 men after prop Connor Baker was red-carded. In fact, it could be argued with some justification that the end result flattered Martinborough, as it was only in the last 10 minutes or so that they played anything like the type of rugby which had seen them go through their previous four games without defeat. From 24-3 down, they eventually came to within a try of securing victory but anything more would not have painted a true picture of how the entire game evolved. That Carterton got out to such a commanding advantage was due in large part to the assertiveness of their forwards who ripped into their work with a will from the opening whistle. Flanker Ethan Pinfold, who showed electrifying pace in scoring his team’s first try, was here, there and everywhere on both attack and defence, and others like Lachie McFadzean and Isaac Dalton, both of whom also scored tries, and Brock Price, were little behind. Prop Baker may have blotted his copybook by being sent off but had also made a decent impression with his high

While the game was a niggly, stop-start affair, which never rose to any great heights because of penalties and basic errors, Carterton had more intensity in their effort through the course of the 80 minutes.

A bevy of Marist defenders try to halt the progress of Greytown prop Jaden Mason during Saturday’s Tui Cup match won by Greytown 46-14. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV

work rate before that occurred. Martinborough’s forwards were, for the most part, surprisingly docile in comparison to their Carterton counterparts and were guilty of turning over ball all too often, particularly in the mauls and in tackle situations. Both backlines failed to get any real continuity into their attacking play with simple passing and handling mistakes being made on a regular basis. Centre Nicholas Gordon provided most of the spark whenever Carterton did manage to move the ball wide and there was an admirable solidity about the

tactical direction provided by halfback Daryl Pickering and first-five Utah Walker. Martinborough built most of their attacks, particularly in the first half, around their two usually penetrative runners Nikora Ewe and Tipene Haira, but they were generally well-contained by a sturdy Carterton defence. The home team also had a case of the “dropsies” more often than they would have liked. Two other premier division matches were played on Saturday, with Marist keeping Greytown honest through the early stages of their encounter at Memorial

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