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50 years breaking stereotypes Hayley Gastmeier

Alan De La Mare, of Masterton, has written a book about his 50-year career as a nurse. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED

Alan De La Mare had worked 32 jobs before finally finding his calling as a nurse at age 22. Since then, he has enjoyed a varied 50-year career in a profession that wasn’t quite ready for men when he entered into it. “The attitude at the time was it was a women’s profession – we were an anomaly, there was no place for us there.” This outdated viewpoint has inspired the title of Alan’s newly published book, Hands behind your back – just watch! Life as a male nurse. The book details his experiences in the health sector, with short stories and an overarching narrative. Now 72, Alan, who moved to Wairarapa two years ago, said becoming a nurse wasn’t his idea. “I was working as a care assistant at Hutt Hospital and there was a phone call to the ward asking me to go down and see the matron. “At the time, the matron was the goddess of the hospital – they had total

Alan De La Mare giving a speech at his 1972 graduation from the Hutt Hospital School of Nursing.

control, and everybody bowed and scraped – it was so hierarchal it wasn’t funny. “I fronted up to her. “The Wellington matron had told the Hutt matron that they had a male nurse starting and Hutt wanted to beat this [and get a male nurse first].” The matron said Alan was the man for the job, and in 1972, after starting hospital-based training in 1969, he graduated from the Hutt Hospital School of Nursing. Alan said he had been the first male nurse to train in the Wellington region in 27 years. Much of his time nursing has been spent working in emergency

departments (ED). But Alan’s career has been very diverse. He was a field medic in the territorials for 13 years, and he worked at Avalon Studios on the set of Worzel Gummidge as a first aider and location assistant, as well as a stand-in for Jon Pertwee who starred in the programme’s title role. “They utilised me for all they could. I got on screen a couple of times – not that you’d know it – just my hands and back. “After that, I went to work at the Porirua assembly plant for Mitsubishi Motors as an industrial nurse.” He said it was a “reactive role”, treating injuries on site. This role eventually evolved into health and safety and implementing processes that prevented injuries. Alan said at one point during his career he got close to “burn out” so he took a break from the health sector to drive haulage trucks, and then vans that had been specialised for children in wheelchairs. “Then I went back nursing. I thought, ‘I better finish my working life in the career that I like’.” He spent about 10 years working in Wellington Hospital ED, before moving to Masterton in 2017 with his partner. Now, he works casual hours at Wairarapa Hospital, both in ED and in patient transfers. Continued on page 3

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Local sheep and beef farmers are offering help for students left stranded by the closing of Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre last year by starting a pilot training programme. The programme could start as early as January next year, but it will depend on enough students showing interest. Full story P35.

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Road crews paved more than two kilometres and added hundreds of metres of railing during the recent five-night closure of State Highway 2 over Remutaka hill. Workers installed 387m of guardrail, 80m of new motorcyclist protector guardrail, 180m of new concrete stormwater channels, and made other general repairs. The next set of closures are due from January 12 to 17.

An eight-week-old puppy was found dead from stab wounds in Masterton, and the SPCA want to track down those responsible. The dead black and white mixed breed puppy was found by a passerby on November 1, lying against a fence in a field at the end of Oban Pl.

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Ninety-seven years of schooling has come to an end at the Tuturumuri School send-off over the weekend, when dozens of local families gathered to remember the school. After years of the school board fighting to stay open, the Education Ministry informed the school in early November that it was initiating the closure.

With the temperature heating up, Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) is warning of fire risks. FENZ said fires can and do start from the smallest spark – especially in rural and semi-rural areas during the summer. The agency is encouraging people to visit the checkitsalright.nz website for advice on spark-generating activities like ploughing, mowing and grinding for those planning to work on the land.

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Stepping up for an ‘extra smile’ Hayley Gastmeier Five hundred children will not be going without gifts this Christmas thanks to Sophie Cosford and generous support from the Wairarapa community. Last year Sophie, of Featherston, launched the Wairarapa Shoebox Christmas initiative – a project where businesses and community members can donate a shoebox full of gifts for a child in need. The idea was first launched in Wellington by Pera Barrett in 2014, when he organised a team of volunteers to deliver Christmas presents to 80 children at a decile 1 school in Cannons Creek, a low socio-economic community. Named as Kiwibank’s Local Hero of the Year winner for 2019, Pera is now responsible for delivering gifts to more than 4500 children at 35 schools. Sophie, mother to George, 5, and Gus, 1, moved to Featherston three years ago.

Before this, she spent a decade working in Wellington as a primary teacher at low decile schools and helped set up breakfast programmes. She said knowing the background that some of the children came from was a real eye opener. Sophie said becoming a solo parent also changed her outlook. “I realised how tough it would be to provide Christmas for your family on a limited income.” She said Wairarapa Shoebox Christmas aimed to provide presents to children “who might just need an extra smile”. “All children are deserving of a good Christmas. “Just being a mum, I don’t want anyone to miss out.” Last year, Wairarapa Shoebox Christmas distributed 250 shoeboxes filled with gifts. This year it would be upwards of 500. Sophie, who co-runs the Wairarapa Mums Group, said the children

The Warehouse staff have been busy ÿ lling shoeboxes with gifts for Wairarapa children. PHOTO/EMILY FARRELL

who would be receiving the boxes were identified through schools, social agencies, social workers, and community organisations, including FoodBanks. People who donate the boxes are asked to fill them with brand new and handmade goods, with the total spend per box to

be between $20 and $40 to ensure “a level playing field” for the children receiving them. Sophie said lots of individuals, community groups and businesses had stepped up for the cause. “A lot of them have chosen to fill boxes instead of staff presents or Secret Santa.”

She said staff at Pathways were filling 20 boxes, while the Wainuioru School community were putting together 15 to be distributed by Eketahuna Health Centre to local children. Staff at YMCA Masterton and More FM were also taking part, as was Masterton-based Labour

List MP Kieran McAnulty who is filling a box which will be donated to a boy through Wairarapa Women’s Refuge. Sophie said The Warehouse in Masterton were contributing in a huge way. Last year the company donated two trolley loads of toys to help fill shoeboxes and staff filled at least 50 shoeboxes themselves. This year, The Warehouse has donated a $500 gift card and on top of this staff have filled nearly 50 boxes which will be distributed through Rangitāne, who have identified children in need. Sophie has coordinated this all single-handedly through the Facebook page @wairarapashoeboxchristmas. “It’s really important to acknowledge the incredible support from our community,” she said. “Five hundred people filling a box, spending their money, just to make a child’s Christmas a bit better.”

‘It was a women’s job’ Continued from page 1

Alan said things had changed for the better since he entered healthcare. “It was a women’s job and as a consequence there were things we were never allowed to do.” The two main areas men were to avoid were cases involving gynaecology and maternity. This attitude meant Alan had no practical experience before he found himself having to deliver his first baby in the back of a police car in the pouring rain. “There was still the feeling that I’m a guy so I should stand in the corner. “I worked hard to show senior staff that there was a place for male nurses, but it was challenged all the way through.” And Alan said it wasn’t that long ago that he was called to cover a shift

in a casual capacity in Wellington, where the charge nurse refused to let him work and asked the agency to send a woman. “That was in 2009 when I thought attitudes would have changed,” he said, adding that the sector was far more inclusive these days. Alan, who was also a volunteer fireman for 25 years, said nursing wasn’t for everyone, but he loved it. “Every day you’re meeting different people.” Over the years he’d seen his fair share of “frequent flyers”. Early in his career, a young boy with bad asthma was often brought into ED, “blue in the face”, by his mother. Alan said they “worked hard and got him back” every time. “Then I walked into a ward about 40 years later

and I looked at [a patient] and looked at his name and condition.” Alan sparked up a conversation with the man saying he remembered treating him as a baby. “It was a special moment for us both.” He recalled the worst time to be a nurse was during health system reforms in the 1980s. He said patients in need of treatment were being turned away because they didn’t meet the new criteria – “they weren’t dying and didn’t have limbs falling off ”. “We turned people away with pneumonia, it was bloody difficult. A lot of staff left because of it.” In addition to the tales included in the book (available at Almo’s Books Carterton), Alan has identified 77 more so there may be a sequel coming soon.

Late night shopping Eketahuna retailers are offering late night shopping on Friday nights in the lead up to Christmas. Shops and eateries will be open until 7.30pm on Fridays, December 6, 13, and 20. Sarah Dandy, who owns home décor store Maison and The Lazy Graze restaurant, said the late-night Fridays would be the perfect opportunity to have a fun night out while buying all your Christmas gifts at once. She said Eketahuna now offered a diverse range of goods with the addition of several new shops, including Retro Republic, which used to be on Wellington’s Cuba St. Adult store Tabu, the op shop, and the Information Centre were also among the stores extending their Friday hours leading up to Christmas. All shops in the town have entered a Christmas window display competition, with Eketahuna Primary School pupils to judge the winner. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

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Bus’ next stop Christmas Emma Brown Instead of reindeer this year, Santa is using a bus. Pack the Bus is collecting Wairarapa-wide. After the success of last year’s inaugural collection in Masterton when the entire bus was filled, it was decided to expand across the whole region and spread the Christmas joy to more families with an even bigger collection, Tranzit Coachlines Wairarapa manager Jenna Snelgrove said. The idea of this campaign is to pack the Tranzit Coachlines bus full of donated Christmas gifts and non-perishable food items which will be donated to the Wairarapa food banks, who in turn distribute them to individuals and families in need this Christmas. The collection runs for three weeks, stopping at a number of events in Masterton, Carterton, Greytown, Featherston and Martinborough. In addition, separate ‘park-ups’ will be held at local schools and the bus will make a guest appearance at the Masterton, Greytown and Martinborough Christmas

“All of the food was basic and practical so was used and not wasted, some was even a treat to the families - bacon and ham.” • Members of the public can find out where the Pack the Bus “parking-up” locations will be at: www.facebook. com/MediaWorksWairarapa/

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Saturday, December 7 Masterton Mayor Lyn Patterson, left, Tranzit’s Jenna Snelgrove, More FM Wairarapa’s Allison James and [on right] Property Brokers Masterton area manager Brent Woodmass, Masterton District Council’s Andrea Jackson, More FM Wairarapa’s Wendy Morrison, with sponsors and other councillors on the bus. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN

parades with Santa at the wheel. Jenna said last year, the collection started slowly but once people got in the spirit, the donations kept coming in. Masterton Mayor Lyn Patterson was at the launch to add her donation

of three books written by local authors and a counting sheep game that featured numbers and colours in te reo Maori. Last year’s delivery volunteers said the Christmas hampers they delivered were well received.

“The generosity of Masterton people was evident, and the usefulness and quality of gifts was impressive,” Jenna said. She said families were excited and grateful to receive food and gifts over a time that is a financial strain on them.

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Trust gives $600,000 to education Eli Hill A whopping $600,000 has been pledged towards an education project to be created by Wairarapa people. Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) will contribute $600,000 over the next three years to fund a significant education project. Exactly what the project will look like is still to be decided by the local education community, however hauora and wellbeing would be a focus. The funding was announced last week at an information session for principals, boards of trustees and others

involved in local education. It is part of a new funding allocation strategy that will start in April next year. MTLT education committee chair Christine Brewster said the new approach would involve putting significant funding towards a single area of education for a bigger impact in addressing a problem or need. “This approach of making an ‘impact investment’ will allow us to work with the local education sector to make a real difference towards the learning achievements and wellbeing of young people in our community.” The project would be

led by the Whakaoriori (Masterton) Kahui Ako collective of local education providers, Brewster said. “Developing this new approach has coincided with the formation of the Whakaoriori Kahui Ako, which is well placed to be our collaborative partner in this initiative.” A governance group would be formed to manage the project with the next stage focused on creating an education initiative to be funded. Brewster said the multiyear commitment to the funding would provide more certainty to the local education community and “a greater ability to

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undertake a project with the scale that could provide longer term benefits”. The trust’s funding would be available for other education activities and events, which is forecasted to be about $450,000 over the next three years. Brewster said MTLT contributed more than $280,000 last year to support 31 different education initiatives. Fernridge School principal and Whakaoriori Kāhui Ako lead principal Janine Devenport said this investment would “provide opportunities for our tamariki to shine”. The Government has also announced that

nearly every state school will receive a capital injection to bring forward property improvements, worth nearly $7 million to Wairarapa schools. A total of 52 schools in the region with a combined roll of 10,075 will receive $6,981,110. The funding is based on $693 per student. The announcement is the first project of the Government’s infrastructure package. Some schools will receive up to $400,000 to spend on needed upgrades, with every school receiving at least $50,000 regardless of the size of its roll. The money will have to be spent in the next 24 months.

Street festival returns

Christmas on Queen will be held on Saturday, December 7, 10.30am to 2.30pm, the same day as the Masterton Christmas Parade.

Carols in the park

Masterton Council of Christian Churches is hosting Carols in the Square on Friday, December 6, beginning at 6.30pm. In addition to eight traditional carols and readings, there will be a children’s play revealing the Christmas story. Optional koha toward the costs of the Wairarapa Hospital Chaplaincy is welcome. Bring blankets or deck chairs. Chairs will be available for older people. A choir will lead the singing, and everyone is invited. There will be no sermon, the carols will tell the story. If the afternoon is wet, the gathering will meet inside St Matthew’s Anglican church, near the police station on Church St. Rev Hennie Nothnagel, coVicar of the Anglican Church of The Epiphany who will lead the event, has prepared print versions in modern English for the carol booklets.

Community board vacancies

Nominations for the vacant community board roles in Featherston and Greytown are open. Both community boards are seeking one more person. South Wairarapa District Council is accepting nominations and deposits until Monday, December 23. A by-election will take place if a ward receives more than one candidate.

Dog Microchipping

Dog owners can get their dogs microchipped at a discounted rate of $10 at a barbeque at Henley Lake, on Wednesday, December 4, 5.30pm to 6.30pm, near the Te Ore Ore Rd entrance. The event marks the culmination of Masterton District Council’s Take the Lead campaign to highlight areas where dogs should be kept on a lead – particularly during nesting season – and make clear where dogs can be exercised off-leash. Council staff will also be on hand to check microchips are working correctly and information on the chips is correct.

Please do not grow pea plants, sow pea seeds or use pea straw. A Controlled Area Notice is still in place for the Wairarapa region. We’ll be continuing the ban on growing peas in the 2019-20 pea growing season. The pea weevil only feeds on peas so if we remove their food, they’ll die out.

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Hayley Gastmeier Featherston residents now have a photo printing and restoration service right on their doorstep. Chris Keane has opened Print Space at 85 Fitzherbert St, specialising in small-run print jobs. The hub offers digital printing, digitising film negatives and slides, laminating, scanning, and passport photos. Chris said he enjoyed the process of turning a person’s memory from a digital file into a tangible thing that they could appreciate. But his real passion is bringing old photographs back to life. “If they’re damaged, I can fix them up,” he said. Using photoshop, Chris can restore old pictures – recreating areas that have been scratched, crinkled or spoilt. A recent project was working with an old 1960s school photograph that had been folded. Chris re-formed the hands of one pupil and the eye of another, with the resulting image looking as though it could have been

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Chris Keane has opened Print Space on Fitzherbert St, Featherston. PHOTO/ HAYLEY GASTMEIER

the original. His shop also offers binding and poster printing services and has two self-service kiosks, which customers can use to print their photos. Chris gained experience in his field by working for eight years at Warehouse Stationary in Masterton. “I needed a change so sold my house in Masterton and moved here [to Featherston]. “I really enjoyed doing printing and copying and there’s no one I know of in Featherston or

Martinborough who offer this service so I thought I could fill that gap.” Chris said he was drawn to the north end of Featherston for his business, which he hoped would “breathe new life” into the area. Print Space also sells a limited selection of ecofriendly and locally made stationary supplies, as well as novelty USBs. • The shop is open weekdays 8.30am5.30pm, and Saturday 9am-5pm.

An outdoor slice of heaven

Fernridge School celebrated learning in the outdoors with the opening of their new outdoor classroom Te Ngatahi [togetherness]. Principal Janine Devenport said the use of an outdoor classroom gives flexibility for learning to happen everywhere. Not only would they learn in the new classroom, but they also learnt a lot in the planning and designing of the room. Enviro-lead and new entrance teacher Paula Sala said the whole project was child-led. The school’s enviro leaders came up with ideas and teacher aide Tammy Waitere put them together and came up with the final design.

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Enviroschool regional coordinator Gill Stewart, back left, with Enviro-lead and new entrance teacher Paula Sala, principal Janine Devenport and Fernridge students at the opening of their new outdoor classroom. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN

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South End School Carterton pupils (from left to right): Billy, Amy, Eddie, Rueben, Oscar, Hugo, Amber and Lily, with convenor Coral Aitchison and Wairarapa A&P Association president Melvin PHOTO/SUPPLIED Pike behind.

Schools showing off green thumb skills Pupils at four south Wairarapa schools have been recognised for their impressive gardening abilities. Carterton’s South End School has won first place in local garden awards, the 2019 Challenge Shield School Gardening Championship. The independent judges from the Carterton Garden Club said they were impressed with the range of plants, vegetables, flowers, and fruit trees grown by the pupils. The school also has a beehive and chicken coop. South End School pupils were awarded a trophy for their efforts by Wairarapa A&P Association president Melvin Pike, with money also donated to the school in recognition of their achievement. Greytown School placed second and Carterton School was awarded third place.

They were impressed with the range of plants, vegetables, flowers, and fruit trees grown by the pupils. The school also has a beehive and chicken coop.

Greytown and Carterton schools each received a cheque, $100 and $50 respectively, given by the Rotary Club of Carterton. A special merit award was given to South Featherston School in recognition of their memorial garden honouring former schoolgirl Coral Burrows, who was murdered by her stepfather in 2003. The garden is complete with a “Buddy Bench”, which school principal Tana Klaricich said the children could go to when they wanted someone to talk to.

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Let’s stop the food waste Comment

Mike Osborne “Food glorious food” goes the chorus from the musical Oliver, a reference to the famous line from Dickens’ novel “Please sir, I want some more”. The workhouse boys sing of the glories of food while faced with their bowls of gruel. Dickens wrote Oliver Twist in the 1830s and it portrayed the rough and ready lives of people at the bottom of society. To a Kiwi boy growing up in the 50s and 60s it looked like a dark world that was long gone in the comparative paradise that was New Zealand. Fast forward to the present day and there is a huge range of fresh and processed produce in our supermarkets, delis and farmers’ markets. It seems unthinkable that in the midst of this

prosperity and choice that not everyone has ready access to food on the table. As at 2015, one in 10 Kiwi kids were/are living in severe poverty. (tiny.cc/ NZPoverty) Only a fortnight ago was the collection for the Foodbank. Fortunately we live in a generous community but it doesn’t seem right that we need to have this. The preferred “foods” are items that require minimal preparation, are ready to eat. People don’t know how to cook. Once you start cooking there’s some equipment that you need but it’s not a lot if you stick to the basics. Fortunately, Merryn Hamilton at Masterton Foodbank saw there was a problem and started supplying simple

WaiWaste Carterton volunteers Margaret Crawford, left, and Leanne Taylor hard at work. 

recipes related to the food handed out. (tiny.cc/ Merryn) Our food systems are riddled with waste. About one-third of all food produced for human consumption is wasted. That food has taken loads of fresh water, labour and transport to produce. Worldwide, if food waste was a country it would be

the third highest emitter of greenhouse gases. Community initiative Waiwaste (www.waiwaste. org.nz) is working to reduce our food waste and redirect it to those in need. They take donations of food and distribute them to other community groups, like the Foodbanks. The food items would otherwise be

thrown out – they may be near or past the use by date or have minor blemishes or flaws that affect their commercial value but not their food value. The numbers are staggering. From June 2015 to October 2018, Waiwaste had rescued 57 tonnes of food providing roughly 163,000 meals to

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YARN Don’t Like Creepy Crawlies? In the past few weeks the GardenYarn has been focused on nice, pretty, happy things - teak furniture that will look spectacular indoors or out; Blooming Great roses that have been on sale; and practical plants to help your garden survive through the summer months. This week we’re going to touch on the ‘not so nice’ side of gardening – pests! Pests are a part of all our lives, but it’s good to know there are ways and means to minimise the impact they have. Here’s a few examples and some tips to help get rid of them – it’s important to get control of them before their numbers increase. GRASS GRUB APHIDS Aphids are out in force, and if left they can get out of hand extremely quickly – so you want to get rid of them ASAP. They can come in many colours, not just green, and attack veggies, shrubs, vines etc. They suck juice from the stems & leaves and leave behind a sticky deposit called honeydew, which encourages sooty mould to grow. There’s a few products to deal with sap-sacking insects such as Grosafe Enspray 99, Mavrik (you can mix Mavrik with Naturally Neem).

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Whitefly are tiny pale flying insects you may find on a range of plants in the home and garden. They can be one of the most damaging plant pests so early action is recommended. Hanging up sticky traps or spraying with Enspray99 Spraying Oil, Pyrethrum or Natures Way Fruit & Vegie Gun are some options.

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Now is the time to get control of the ‘fluffy bums’ while they’re in their nymph stage. From late January onwards they will have their final molt and turn into the small brown ‘flicky’ moths, which often form a queue up plant stems. Potatoes, beans, lettuce, peppers and beets are some favourites for the vine hoppers - spray with Pyrethrum, Mavrik, Enspray 99 or Beat-A-Bug.

There are 2 main groups of scale - hard (eg red citrus scale) are difficult to Scale are tiny sap control and sucking insects suck the sap with protective from stalks, coverings that can leaves & stems be found attached where as soft to plant leaves scale is usually and stems. found on the mid-rib leaves & stalks. Some scale are host specific, such as rose, palm, gum or tea (camellias) and others attack a and soft & soft, and can come in different colours. Other types can be found on figs, magnolias, grevilleas, gardenias and citrus.

Vine hoppers start off in the cute “fluffy bum” stage, but their numbers quickly increase and turn into the ‘flicky moths’.

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Forward thinking rewarded Business networking and advocacy group, Go Carterton has announced the two winners of the Go Carterton Growth Fund grants for round two. Finom Ltd (Sarah Webster) and Page 42 Cafe & Gelato (Josh Coe) were each awarded $1000 to boost their business. Go Carterton received eight applications to the fund, from a wide range of small businesses. All applications were of a high calibre and the judging panel commended each of the businesses for their forward thinking and business planning. While there was an excellent breadth of ideas, the two winners stood out for their well thought out plans, and the way that the grant would have a flow-on effect within the Carterton business community. Page 42 Cafe & Gelato has just celebrated its first birthday. Just over a year ago, the building was empty, too large for a single tenant, and “a bit of an eyesore”, Josh said. Since then Josh, along with Steve Laurence

The Page 42 team celebrating their first birthday. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

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Health matters

Stress less this Christmas The countdown to Christmas is on! While it’s the season of fun and festive cheer, it can also be a time of family stress and seasonal illness. Here are some tips to help keep Christmas happy and healthy: • Keep it simple – Christmas can become a hectic time of year. Keep the menu for social gatherings simple and remember it’s about having fun and creating memories – not extra stress! • Stock up – check your first aid kit for expired medication and replace anything that’s been used. If you’re on medication, make sure you have enough for the holiday break. • Watch it around water – take care when jumping into rivers and swimming in the sea. Keep an eye on children at all times.

• Avoid injuries – wear covered shoes and gloves when getting the garden Christmas-ready and remember your protective gear if you’re playing summer sport. • Keep food safe – make sure food is covered and kept chilled if needed so it doesn’t go off in the summer heat. • Be sun smart – wear a hat, re-apply sunblock regularly and cover up during the hottest times of the day. • Plan ahead – talk to family about sharing the workload for festive events and set a budget limit for gifts. Consider joining a Christmas club to start saving for next year.

Feeling down?

Tips for being a top host

If you’re feeling frazzled rather than festive, there’s lots of local support available. Talk to your family doctor or practice nurse. They can refer you to counselling or other services if needed. You can also contact Supporting Families Wairarapa on 06 377 3081 or East Coast Rural Support Trust on 0800 787 254.

Hosting the family Christmas or social club breakup? Here are some ideas for being a good (and responsible) host:

UNWELL OR INJURED OVER THE HOLIDAYS?

• Offer guests a range of drinks including non-alcoholic beverages. • Serve food alongside drinks and have plenty of water on hand. • Only top up empty glasses so guests know how much they’re drinking. • Consider going alcohol-free, particularly if children are invited. • Plan activities or things to do other than simply eat and drink. • Offer to call a taxi or arrange a ride for guests if they need it.

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12 Wairarapa Midweek Opinion Wednesday, December 4, 2019 EDITORIAL

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Opinion

A cat ruling the roost In our household, the cat wears the pants and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Genghis (pictured right) has a spectacular ginger fur coat with tiger stripes and at times he resembles a majestic miniature lion. He asserts dominance over the chickens, letting them know who’s boss by sprinting over to the leftovers that I’ve put out for the birds only to turn his nose up every time before they are allowed in for a look. At the other end of the spectrum, he has taken a shine to a short-haired black cat that he allows to walk right over him. ‘Blacky’ struts into our conservatory in broad daylight and robs Genghis blind. The intruder is a noisy eater, so we know when he’s committing the crime. We sneak up to catch him out. He scats off quickly and we see Genghis sitting a short distance away, quite happy just watching the theft occur. Now I suspect Blacky has

Piece of mind

Hayley Gastmeier something over puss and his constant whinging for more food is simply to keep his new ‘friend’ happy. Genghis’ life started 11 years ago. He was the runt of the litter and abandoned in a flat before being rescued by my partner. Since then he has been a constant source of entertainment, cuddles, and ankle taps. He is adaptable and low maintenance. Genghis has only caused us heartache once, disappearing shortly after we moved to Waikanae. We printed out missing cat flyers until the ink in our printer literally ran dry and delivered them around the neighbourhood. A good Samaritan took pity on our poorly printed flyers and turned up on our doorstep with a large stack of professional posters to help with our plight to find

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Genghis, in his Martinborough yard, looking all innocent. PHOTO/ MIKE SYMON

our beloved pet. There were a few false leads and after six weeks we accepted that our time together had come to an end. Then, out of the blue, the hungry runaway was returned by an old lady. Almost immediately he challenged himself to gain back the weight he had lost, eating half a pizza and starting on a block of butter before we caught him. To this day, his favourite watering hole is the toilet bowl, and despite our efforts, he can’t be deterred. Genghis is certainly no glamour-puss, but in our eyes, he really is the cat’s pyjamas. It’s kitten season. If you’re lonely, get in touch with the SPCA or KittyCat Rehoming Wairarapa – they may just have the perfect companion waiting for you.

Bee Bee, the two-year-old pug from Opaki, enjoys soaking up the sun on these hot days. PHOTO/ CLEO LOIZOU

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Goats for Africa

The perfect summer break involves...

Cherie Taylor Lots of ice cream and family. Diane McMahon Swimming, ÿ shing and lovely walks along the beach and plenty of fresh fruits, yum. Jean Cretney Relaxing with family. Reading and taking the dog for walks.

Caytie Hogan Something I haven’t done for years. A walk on the beach.

in our caravan.

Colin Olds Extra-long days and getting my tan back after winter.

Anna Florencia Koata P˜ tete Fish and chips at the river/beach with mates and a speaker playing ‘in the summertime’ by Mungo Jerry.

Carrie Groves Beach time. Jared Renata Family, river, BBQ and complaining about sunburn. Jocelyn Konig No work and lots of sleep.

Andrea Beckett Friends, food, cold drinks and lots of laughter.

Emma Ayling Not having to work, if only!

Graeme Burnard A book, an umbrella and a long cold drink.

David McMaster Going away

Summer holidays are a time for relaxing and recharging. PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM

Jack Sheppard Test match cricket.

Richard Alan Dahlberg A cuppa on the deck. Elaine Leggott WC Blobbing.

Eli’s Antics

Eli Hill It turns out there are a lot of goats in Wairarapa – I’m not kidding. In the two weeks following my call for goats to act in our feature film Two Idiots and a Tin Whistle I received four emails and a phone call from people offering their goats up to be on the big screen. It was a brilliant, eyeopening introduction to the underground Wairarapa goat community. In the end, Snowy – an angora billy goat who has slightly battered horns (owing to his ongoing war with a gate) – got the job. The talent, abilities, and intelligence of goats in this region startled me a little. I grew up in northern Taranaki, and had a family of goats, one of which I used to walk down our road on a leash. That goat’s main talent was eating my parent’s fruit trees whenever I wasn’t looking. Not far from where we lived was the republic of Whangamomona (population 150) where in 1999 a goat named Billy

Gumboot the Goat was elected president. According to Wikipedia he won the election by a landslide, although some residents speculate, he ate the other challengers’ ballots in order to win. He died in office after serving for 18 months. So, I do come from a place of rather accomplished goats. In Australia Gary the Goat became perhaps the most famous goat in the universe after joining forces with comedian, and owner, Jimbo Bazoobi. The pair had more than 1.7 million Facebook fans, and regularly toured as a stand-up comedy show. Goats aside, I’m still hunting for people to pull on overalls and play hillbillies for the film – so far we have two enthusiastic actors, but the more the merrier. Please spread the word, I know there’s plenty of hidden talent here – and not just the four-legged kind. You can call me on 027 505 9032, or email 4kscalpelstudios@gmail. com.

Opinion

STREET TALK

Sally Tye Sunshine, relaxing with a book, beach, water, hiking, fresh foods and lots of fruit, friends, sitting in the swing chair on the deck at the bach with gin in hand.

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14 Wairarapa Midweek Extra Wednesday, December 4, 2019 A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE

ARATOI KEEPERS

Thoughtful giving this Christmas

A pair of huia

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Extra

Anne Nelson Our planet has finite resources – and it’s overflowing with people. We would need one and a half Earths to support the current economy into the future. And we are creating serious environmental damage through our consumption. But increasingly, change is happening – and from the ‘bottom up’. People are choosing to be contented with less and are making conscious choices about how and what they buy. And the sum of these small, individual choices is making a difference to the climate and waste challenges we are facing.

Have a junk-free Christmas

Have you thought about doing things differently this year – by having a junkfree Christmas? It can be fun to do and helps make Christmas meaningful again. Did you know, there were about 20,000 listings of unwanted gifts on TradeMe last year after Christmas? Let’s cut back on the shopping and reduce the pressure to spend, spend, spend…

Here are some ideas:

If there are kids in your family, the wider family could pool funds to get them one or two things they will really value. Or you could ask them to write down these three things for you: something

they want, something they need and something to read. If they’re going to a kids’ Christmas party and need to take a Secret Santa gift, see if you can find something that is locally made from paper, fabric or wood – eg, at a Christmas craft market (it will last longer than a plastic toy from the $2 shop). Or visit Trade Aid for little gifts that are original and ethical. Are your kids grown up? You could agree as a family to skip presents this year and instead focus on getting together for the day. Or you could give something homemade, like baking or preserves, knitting, some flowers you picked, a poem you wrote or a picture you drew. You could fossick in a second-hand shop for an interesting book, vintage linen or an antique jar. Some people give experiences rather than stuff. This means things people can do, like a heritage tour, movie tickets or a massage. Make a voucher for a picnic or trip to the beach – with you as the host! Try to support local businesses: give plants, flowers, wine, olives, olive oil, baking, honey … Or give something that benefits others, like Oxfam’s ‘Unwrapped’ gifts: https://www.oxfam.org.nz/ unwrapped/

Throw away less

Did you know in the week

after Christmas, New Zealanders send 50,000 extra tonnes of waste to the landfill? And for every 1kg of plastic that we buy, about 6kg of CO2 goes into the atmosphere. If you still use wrapping paper, buy actual paper rather than the shiny wrap, which is plastic. Creative alternatives are interesting pages from old magazines or comics, newspaper (with optional cut outs) or decorated brown paper. Better still, attach a little card to your gift and present it that way – it will still be lovely. If you need Christmas decorations, look for locally made crafts and buy quality, so they last longer. Or have a session with the kids or some friends, and make your own. Plan a Christmas dinner with homemade treats rather than packaged ones. You could make it easier by asking everyone who’s coming to make one dish each. Instead of bought crackers with cheap gifts and corny jokes, put a few small treats in a twist of paper and tie it with a ribbon. You could consciously buy plastic-free gifts. Urban Naturals in Kuripuni has products like shampoo and conditioner bars, metal straws and pegs, wooden combs – even compostable doggie-doo bags!

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A sacred bird for Māori, only people of high rank were entitled to wear the distinctive white-tipped black feathers. Huia – Heteralocha acutirostris – were unique in the bird world for the extreme difference between the beaks of male (short) and female (long and curved). Largest of the wattlebirds, huia had few defences against the

19th century influx of Europeans, animals, and the loss of their habitat as forests were burned and felled to make way for pastureland. The last recorded sighting of the huia was in the Tararua bush in 1907. This pair of huia is held in the Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History Collection. Gift of Holmes Warren.

HISTORIC SITE Heritage list proposal

Featherston’s position as a place of rich history is set to be further enhanced by a Heritage New Zealand listing for the town’s war memorial. The agency wants to add the 92-year-old monument to its list of category 1 historic places. The memorial displays the names of local soldiers who died in World War I and II. The site, on the junction of Fitzherbert and Fox streets, was funded by the town’s Anzac Club. Email submissions can be sent to kastwood@heritage. org.nz, or Karen Astwood, Area Manager Central, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, PO Box 2629, Wellington, 6140.


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Enliven’s Kandahar Home in Masterton has established a residents committee as another way of enabling them to develop ideas for their home. “Our planning and decision-making is driven by what residents want,” Kandahar Home manager Peter Newman says. “This allows it to happen in a more interactive way.” The committee is made up of four residents and there have already been a couple of meetings. Ideas that are now in the early stages of development include establishing a mobile shop and a coffee shop. “The men liked the idea of a coffee shop,” Peter says. “They have also offered to sand down some old coffee tables that are in storage and refinish them to use as part of it.” The mobile shop will provide the residents who find it difficult to get out to the shops in town with another option, he says. Volunteer and resident advocate Sharon Thompson is also helping out with the project. She says she is often asked to pick up birthday or Christmas cards or other small items for residents, so bringing the items

Kandahar Home resident Kelvin Thacker plans to revamp old coffee tables for a planned coffee shop at the rest home.

to them in the form of a shop would allow them to choose and provide more independence. Peter says the residents committee has already spoken with other residents about what they might want from a mobile shop. “We’ve got some good ideas that we’ll be able to build on.” He says if the mobile shop idea works well they would look to expand the initiative to sister site Kandahar Court. Enliven’s Kandahar Home in Lansdowne, Masterton offers rest home and hospital care, while nearby Kandahar Court offers secure dementia care. For more information visit www.enlivencentral.org.nz or call the friendly team on 06 370 0447.


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So bright but so far away Long exposure shot of the Milky Way. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES

It’s not too difficult to identify Sirius these evenings. It is the brightest star in the sky and sits high in the eastern sky. It’s called the “dog star” simply because it lies in the constellation of the big dog; that is Canis Major. Sirius has a kind of eye-penetrating white brilliance, perhaps because of its relative nearness. However, at 8.6 light years, calling it near is an understatement. That is still 16,000 times as far away as our farthest planet, Neptune, and half a million times as far away as our very nearest star, the sun. Most of the other stars

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than these, Eta Canis Majoris is just a little further south of Delta and Epsilon. But in spite of its moderate apparent brightness, Aludra, as the ancient Arabs called it, is a true super-giant – a blue star 105,000 times as bright as our sun. Its vast distance is what brings it down to size – over 2000 light years. It just shows you cannot judge how bright stars are from how they look to us. If you want to see two even brighter stars, just look at the massive Orion constellation, just north of the dog star. In his head and foot, red Betelgeuse and blue-white

Rigel are both around 120,000 times as bright as the sun. Very few of the stars we see with the unaided eye are thousands of light years distant, in spite of our Milky Way galaxy being more than 100,000 light years across. When you look at pictures like the one here, it may seem there are bright stars all over the misty cloud of the Milky Way. These are however local stars in our arm of the great spiral. The human eye cannot resolve stars in the cloud of stars itself due to their distance. Next week: Will we see the Geminids?

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Jill Greathead Haumanu Community Gardens behind the Carterton clock tower is a slice of paradise where Anna-Marie Kingsley spends loads of volunteer hours as the project coordinator. Anna-Marie is part of a steering committee consisting of Audrey Sebire from Resilient Carterton, Christine Voelker from Wai Herb Society, Anaru Te Rangi from R2R, and Gerry Brooking from Carterton District Council (CDC). With Anna-Marie’s drive and community connections she has brought seven community groups and the CDC together to contribute their skills and time into this project. The project is umbrellaed by Carterton Town and Country Development Group and funded by Carterton Rotary and the New Zealand Soil Association. The groups involved are R2R Youth Group, Wairarapa Herb Society, Resilient Carterton, Wai Art, Carterton Lions Club, Keep Carterton Beautiful, Wai Waste, Carterton Food Bank, Carterton

Bowling Club, Carters, Kuranui College students, WWOOFer’s from Germany and Sweden, and CDC through the Placemaking Advisory Group. This is an example of where a collaboration of community groups can create a robust and sustainable solution for a project into the future. Volunteers from these community groups are all working towards creating a community space which will not only grow food but will be a social, educational and art space. It can also be used as a venue for outdoor gatherings and is part of Carterton’s Outdoor Art Gallery sponsored by Wai Art Trust. I asked Anna-Marie why she is volunteering for this project in such a massive way. “I believe in doing things that bring joy. I love being involved with my community and working with community groups,” she said. “I find it so satisfying turning this bland space around the Haumanu Community House into a happy and colourful

The plan for the Haumanu Community Garden, which is behind the Carterton clocktower. IMAGE/SUPPLIED

space that helps bring the community together.” This garden is to be officially opened this weekend on Sunday, December 8, at 3pm, just before the Carterton Street Party in Holloway St. If you have a passion for gardening and teaching our community how to grow food, contact Anna-Marie at annakingsley@inspire. net.nz and find out how you

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Ron Mark MP False Divides Not Helpful Debates circulating around a range of issues, including freshwater, climate change, the Zero Carbon Bill, land use and forestry has led some people to push a false narrative of a divide between urban and rural New Zealanders. The Coalition Government doesn’t accept this divide, and we continue to take a balanced approach to these issues. We are aware of the unique nature of rural life, and living rurally myself, I know that my fellow residents are extremely conscious of the environment around us on a daily basis. As an example, while some urban dwellers may not all give a thought every time they turn on a tap, flush a toilet, have a shower, wash the dishes, water the garden or put a load of washing on – for myself and all the rural people I know and meet – water is a precious commodity and treated with respect that it deserves. For a lot of us, water does not magically appear out of a pipe from a network, it is sourced from the skies and diverted to water tanks.

Keeping our farm waterways clean is a difficult issue. I know many farmers who have been fencing off their waterways responsibly, for many years. There are many excellent, proactive, forward thinking farmers in New Zealand. And yes, there are a minority of farmers who do not take the task of protecting our waterways as seriously as they should. But let’s celebrate the majority who do. I ask our urban people to have a good look at their waterways too. Are they clean? Do they know what is being discharged into them? What are they doing to protect their water ways? What is their Local Government doing to protect them? You would have seen that the Zero Carbon Bill has been passed into law, and as a New Zealand First MP I am proud my party brought common sense to the Bill. We listened to the agricultural sector, reignedin the Climate Commission mandate, and

ensured split gas targets for carbon dioxide and biogenic methane. The Coalition Government has also delayed agriculture’s entry into the Emissions Trading Scheme until at least 2025 through a world-first partnership with the sector, and has committed to investing in technology and strategies to help reduce on-farm emissions.

I'm Available to Chat One of the many things I like about being an MP is meeting a wide range of people and hearing about what they like and dislike about politics and our region. If you see me on the street feel free to stop me. If you have thoughts or opinions on how we, as a Government can do things better, then let me know.

New Zealand First will continue to fight in Parliament for our regions. We do not have a tin ear to rural concerns, and encourage those who have a stake to make their voices heard. And our record on delivering investment for the regions, mostly prominently highlighted by the $3 billion Provincial Growth Fund, reinforces our commitment. The Coalition Government has an ambitious tree planting programme underway to boost exports, provide jobs and combat climate change, and we are working to increase domestic wood processing in areas where forestry is already a significant industry, which helps deliver more local employment. But the narrative that farming is under threat from forestry is not backed up by facts. The two industries are complementary – they always have been, and always will be. Just 0.07% of NZ farmland has been converted to forestry since it was brought into the overseas investment regime. Currently forestry covers 1.7 million hectares, and farming covers 12.1 million hectares. On the topic of numbers, I would like to endorse what my colleague Shane Jones has been highlighting recently. New Zealand does not have an adequate population strategy. If we are going to plan for the future, and face up to big challenges such as climate change, we need to plan around our population too, and that includes the infrastructure demands that comes with an increasing population. If you are talking about carbon footprints, New Zealand will soon have 5 million sets of carbon footprints. How many footprints can New Zealand realistically sustain? What will New Zealand, and our environment, look like if

The more I hear from you, the more I learn which makes me a better representative for you in Parliament. If you’d like to setup some time for us to meet you can do this via my Carterton office.

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we do not have a common sense, balanced population strategy? These are big challenges, and falling into the cliché of an urban versus rural divide helps no one, only those who seek to frustrate real progress. We are one New Zealand, and each and every one of us has a responsibility for doing our bit to meet the challenges we face, whether you live in a city, large town, or in a remote rural location.

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More advice from Shaun Wallace of The Chase, this time around gratitude and appreciating what we have. Shaun is incredibly grateful to be a part of The Chase TV programme – he has been from the very beginning and enjoys every moment of it. He also understands that the opportunity could be taken away at any time, as TV companies can be fickle and are always responsive to ratings. Because of this Shaun treats every episode as something to be appreciated and valued. Shaun is still a practicing lawyer. His episodes are always filmed in the morning, then he heads off to court. Again, this is because he knows that the show won’t go on forever, so when it does end (or his time on it does), he will still have his law career as a stable part of his life.

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systems and routines in his book The Daily Stoic. Although many will see routines and consistent habits as being restrictive, Ryan takes the opposing view. If we are able to have the self-discipline to have in place systems for the likes of saving money, exercising, eating well, rising at the same time daily, this will lead to creating the environment, both internal and external, to do the things you would like to do. For example, exercising and eating a good diet enables you to participate in a wide range of physical activities that would otherwise be inaccessible, while saving money gives you the opportunity to take part in experiences that require money. Ryan Holiday’s views are shared by the former Navy Seal and now personal development coach Jocko Willink, who has often repeated the phrase “discipline equals freedom”.

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A really interesting idea was shared in the introduction to the book The Magic Of Thinking Big. This was that we need to be prepared to be a little audacious on occasion and seek to do more than what others and even ourselves

think we’re capable of. An example of this is given by the author who states that one consultant shared with him that there are 50-250 more applicants for jobs at the lower end in the same field, which means that, if you’re prepared to take the risk, you may find that you’ve got more chance of winning a position that is, perhaps, above your station than you are of gaining one that is more within your experience and competence.

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Start doing what you want other people to do I recently attended the Wairarapa Cycling Forum. At the meeting I sat next to a man named John, who was introduced to me as a local cycling legend. After talking to him for a while I agreed with the legend status, with cycling having been a big part of his life throughout his 78 years. At the end of the evening we were discussing why people are using bikes less

and less as a means of transport. I said that I thought it was because of the infrastructure – not having the right conditions on our roads. John quickly disagreed with me, saying that the reason people don’t ride is because others don’t ride – it’s almost an unusual thing to do. He also shared that if people like me rode, others might also do so. John’s comment really hit home. Rather than waiting for conditions to be right, with the likes of cycle lanes, I need to instead start with what we have now, which may lead to others doing so. At the very worse, I won’t inspire more to start using cycling as a means of transport, but even with this scenario I will improve my own health, save money on fuel, and do that small part towards helping our environment. • Tim Nelson is principal of Lakeview School and author of the book Small Steps for a happy and purposeful life. He endeavours to learn something new every day by reading books, listening to podcasts, and engaging with a wide range of other content.

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Time overtakes us all

Where did those past 11 months go? It seems time just goes faster the older you get. Those long hot summer holidays we had as kids seemed to go on forever but these days they are over in a flash and the years are going the same way. It is almost Christmas – yes, I know you know that. It is hard to miss with all the commercial advertising going on which seems to start earlier each year. Over the past three or so years I have outlined when all the Christmas parades are on and what fun things are happening. However the TimesAge and Midweek have excellent ways of letting you know all of that stuff so you don’t need me repeating it. I guess my message to you all this holiday season is to remember what it is all about – love, caring, sharing and acceptance. So, although our Christmas is at its heart a religious holiday, the same message is true for all other religious beliefs. It is all about people and caring about each other. For many people this has been a difficult and traumatic year – I know

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Wrapped Christmas presents will not feature in my house this year. PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM

those poor Americans who have one day off for Christmas, although they do have Thanksgiving as a little extra which we don’t have. How could we survive without Boxing Day to recover from the eating excesses of December 25?

Over the past few years we have deliberately been moving away from overindulging in present giving and have given instead to the Fred Hollows Foundation or some of the other fabulous charities who support those in need. This year the kids are getting stuff I have made, such as their favourite biscuits or experiences such as cinema vouchers. We have way too much ‘stuff ’ and it’s time we did something about it. Also no wrapping paper which only goes into landfill or is accidentally hoovered up by some unfortunate whale if it escapes in the wind and ends up in the sea somewhere. Oh my, I am lecturing again so I will leave you with happy thoughts about the lovely holiday and gorgeous weather coming up and ask you to have a caring, sharing and peaceful time. Until 2020 – all my best to you all.

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Another way of viewing our wildlife Dear friends, Many of you may not know that Pūkaha has a collection of artworks inspired by the wildlife that live in it’s forest reserve. Here is the story of how it all unfolded. Several years ago Paintings At Pūkaha began. It started as an art exhibition by local artists to showcase wildlife and native scenery with a particular focus on the birdlife at Pūkaha. Its aim was simple. To capture wildlife through artistic expression and provide the visiting public with an alternative way to ‘view’ wildlife. In full flight. Eating. Resting. Sleeping. Snoring. Squawking etc. The artworks were produced locally and for sale at affordable prices. And yes, you heard that correctly, birds do snore! Over the years it proved very popular and became an annual event.

Some of the artworks displayed in the Paintings At Pukaha exhibition, which showcases local talent with commission on art sold going towards the ongoing care and preservation of wildlife within the forest reserve. PHOTO/TARA SWAN

Artist recognition and the quality of the artworks grew. This was recognised by Aratoi who last year hosted the exhibition for the first time. Today the artworks are permanently displayed at Pūkaha and continue to thrive due to the support of visitors who can purchase any of the paintings they see. Most are originals and reasonably priced, between $65 - $350. The paintings adorn the

Kaka Café’s walls. The exhibition is curated with the help of local artist and supporter Jean Russell. Jean is a long-term Pūkaha volunteer who coordinates with the artists and makes sure that artworks regularly changeover so there is always new work for visitors to see. For Pūkaha it’s a chance for us to give back to our

community, all the while promoting local artists and their artworks. For local artists; Paintings at Pūkaha continues to be an avenue to give them exposure and income for the sale of their artworks. Any money raised from Pūkaha’s commission goes towards the ongoing care and preservation of wildlife within the forest reserve. Jean says the exhibition currently contains works from 15 local artists. But she is always looking for new works from established or up-andcoming artists. If you’re reading this and produce wildlife or landscape artwork that you’d like to be considered for hanging in the exhibition, please email Jean at: info@pukaha.org.nz. The artworks are free to view. So, if you’re passing by or

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New multicultural welcome signs have been put up in the St Patrick’s Church foyer. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

Embracing all our cultures

The St Patrick’s Church Committee has erected new welcome signs that celebrate the different ethnicities making up the church’s congregation. St Patrick’s School had welcome signs in all the different languages of the children who attended the school. St Patrick’s School principal Steve Wheeler suggested that as St Patrick’s Church was their parish church, the church

could do the same in its foyer. Peter Martin, one of the parishioners, spent a few hours measuring and hanging the signs, which are now a feature at the church’s entrance. “We want our church community to be inclusive and welcoming and to celebrate its diversity,” St Patrick’s Church Committee member Marilyn Bouzaid said.

Wairarapa Teen Parent Unit (TPU) Kia Manawanui co-award winner Jade Reiri is aiming to complete a nursing degree. It was an emotional day for some as the unit held its end of year prizegiving. Teina Kerehi, and Jade Reiri were awarded the top Kia Manawanui Award for courage, compassion, and outstanding contribution to the TPU. Reiri joined the unit in July 2017 and hadn’t been there long before her son Bryson entered the world. She now has NCEA level three and an early childhood certificate and plans to do a bridging course at UCOL before embarking on a joint nursing degree. Reiri said her experience at the unit had been “extraordinary”. “It means everything. It means I have the comfort of knowing he’s looked after and I can go to him quickly if needed. “It’s like a sisterhood in here, we all take each other’s babies in here. “Everyone’s an aunty.” Fellow award winner

Wairarapa Teen Parent Unit manager Prue Smith, and Kia Manawanui Award winners Teina Kerehi and Jade Reiri. PHOTO/ELI HILL

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Powerful pou unveiled Cameron Crescent got brighter last Friday as the faces and design of two carved pou were unveiled. About 50 people, including iwi, councillors, mayor Lyn Patterson, Eastside Community Group members, and residents gathered to

watch the 7am unveiling. A team from Te Patukituki o Wairarapa carved the pou from old power poles. The unveiling was the final stage of a project to create “a peaceful space of quiet reflection” on unused council land near Colombo

Netball Courts. The project was a partnership between the council and the Eastside Community Group as well as students from Makoura College and Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Wairarapa, who helped spruce up the park.

Former council Maori liaison officer Hoani Paku, carver Wayne Pitau, carver Trevor Simmonds, mayor Lyn Patterson, kaumatua Mike Kawana, and carver Francis McNally-Te Maari. PHOTO/ELI HILL

Expired car seat collection to avoid passing on risk Wairarapa has seen a “huge” increase in expired and incorrectly fitted car seats in vehicles. Children 0-7 years (or up to 148cm tall) are required by law to be restrained in an appropriate car seat. This means in order for it to be legal, it must meet manufacturer’s standards. The seat must be installed correctly, in accordance with the instruction manual that comes with the seat. If you have a tether strap attached to the seat, it must be anchored to the anchor bolt in the vehicle. If your car doesn’t have one, then one must be installed. The manufacture date

must be displayed on the back or underneath the car seat. Each brand of seat has a different expiry date. To try and combat the issue around expired car seats, Wairarapa Road Safety Council’s (WRSC) Holly Hullena is inviting families in Wairarapa to drop off expired cars seats to the following locations before 3pm on Thursday, December 19: • REAP House, 340 Queen St, Masterton • Salvation Army Family Store, High St, Carterton • Featherston Community Centre, 14 Wakefield St, Featherston Seats can be dropped off

at these locations between 9am and 3pm and must be handed to someone on site. Holly said, thanks to funding from Carterton and South Wairarapa district councils, WRSC recycled expired car seats and offered advice on where to purchase or hire certified car seats. “We are so grateful to Seat Smart (part of 3R Group ltd) for assisting us in this initiative. “This is the second year we have run our expired car seat collection. “Last year we collected 45 seats and are thankfully able to take more thanks to our collaboration with Seat Smart.”

the date of manufacture. These reasons included technology improvements, design changes, standard changes, materials wearing out, and product recalls. “The vehicle’s safety belt on its own is not an approved child restraint,” Holly said. “Using the safest restraint for your child is only going to protect your child if it is installed correctly.” • For information on child restraints including how to check the expiry date, visit WRSC’s website – www.wairsc.org.nz/ services/child-restraints or call Holly on (06) 377 1379.

“With the help of Seat Smart, we are giving new life to a car seat by breaking down the parts so they can be used for other purposes. It’s a much better outcome instead of passing on an expired car seat to someone else to use.” Holly said people often gave seats to family or friends in goodwill, sold used seats online, or dropped them off to hospice and second-hand stores. “But eight out of the 10 seats have already expired, putting the next users at risk.” She said there were important safety reasons for placing an expiration date of six to 10 years after

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Lilys, bush fires and spuds The ROAR from Zone 4 Wairarapa Lions Activities for November 2019 Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) is the global charitable arm of Lions Clubs International. In countries where there is Lions Clubs, LCIF donates grants for humanitarian needs when disasters occur. NZ has received many grants – for Cyclone Bola, Christchurch earthquake, Kaikoura earthquake, the new Ronald McDonald House and many more. With the bushfires raging in Australia, LCIF has come to the fore with grants and NZ clubs are giving donations. Local clubs will be helping with the running of the Wellington region Camp Quality being held at Rathkeale College for a week in early January. This camp is for children with life threatening illnesses and it gives their carers some respite. About 70 campers with their trained companions will be able to enjoy the

many activities arranged for them. Carterton Central Lions Club members have been growing lily bulbs and these (along with other plants) were sold at the recent Garden Day at the local markets. A very successful dinner was held for prospective members. Former mayor John Booth addressed the club about his life and time as mayor and his thoughts on how the club can help those in need. Members are looking forward to a Christmas Lunch at the Gladstone Hotel before taking a break for the festive season. Carterton Lions Club annual Spud ‘n Bag competition has started. If you would like to enter the competition, either visit the Garden Barn in Masterton to collect your bag and seed spud or ring Paul Reid – 021511816, Brian James – 027 606 6963 or John Fauvel - 027 686 5916. Masterton Holdsworth Lions Club members helped with the Parkinson Street Appeal at the beginning of November and then participated in the Strides Walk for Diabetes around Henley Lake with members of the Diabetic Association. Three members prepared 70 meals at the Wairarapa

Lions members Glenys Hansen, left, Anne Braddick, and Diane Lucas with 70 meals ready for freezing for the Community Kitchen project.  PHOTO/SUPPLIED

Community Kitchen for the Emergency and Crisis Meals project. Two members helped Mr Foureyes – Ravi Dass – with vision screening 150 pupils at Douglas Park and Fernridge schools. A donation was given to the LCIF Australia Bushfires Disaster fund and members have contributed to a large box of donated goods for the FoodBank. Members catered for the Red Cross Volunteers afternoon tea recently and have been selling tickets for the Christmas hamper raffle. Wairarapa Ruamahanga Lions members manned the BBQ when Te Awhina Cameron Community House held a free outdoor movie evening

for children at McJorrow Park. A never ending line of well-behaved children ate free sausages cooked by torchlight. With help from Specsavers, 130 pairs of spectacles have been collected for recycling to the Pacific Islands. For a hectic two hours members helped sort deliveries at the recent FoodBank collection. Greytown Lioness Club members collected for the Blind & Low Vision foundation and also for Parkinson’s Wairarapa. An on-going project is to help maintain the food pantry located at the Greytown Medical centre. John Reeve (retired toxicologist) spoke at one

of the meetings about the properties and benefits of Manuka honey and some of the Greytown Lions Club members joined in for a dinner meeting, followed by indoor bowls. November 30 was the cake and produce stall with funds being donated to Hospice Wairarapa. Featherston Lioness Club celebrated their 30th birthday in October with a bus trip to the Circus Cinema in Martinborough for dinner and a movie. Alma won the competition for the best mask. Featherston Lionesses and Lions Clubs served Christmas dinner to many over 70-year-olds. This is a service offered every year which is well attended and enjoyed by all. Diners were entertained by some of the young dance students from In Motion Dance Group. In appreciation of the great work this club does for the community of Featherston, members were invited to a delicious afternoon tea and garden tour by a local resident. It was lovely to be waited on when members are often the servers. • For information about joining a Lions Club, go to www.lionsclubs. org.nz

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Local sheep and beef farmers are offering help for students left stranded by the closing of Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre last year by starting a pilot training programme. The programme could start as early as January next year, but it will depend on enough students showing interest. The closure of Taratahi left a gap for primary sector training in Wairarapa that farmers and the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy [WEDS] team have partnered to help fill. Masterton sheep and beef farmer Andrew Freeman, who helped coordinate the programme with support from Beef and Lamb NZ and Federated Farmers, said it was a modern, farm-based version of the traditional cadet model. “The big difference is the full-time one-on-one placement and training of students on farm, offering a win-win for both students and farmers. “It encourages the farming industry to work together to attract and grow young staff.” A group of Wairarapa

farmers have agreed to be trainers and are calling for registrations of interest from students. The pilot aimed to partner students with six to 10 farms, he said, adding that it was important the students came out “genuinely work-ready”. “We urgently need students to embark on an industry-aligned pathway within the sheep and beef sector.” Federated Farmers president William Beetham said it was an exciting development for the industry and an opportunity for youths to get industry-led training. There was still a lot of work to be done though, he said. Wairarapa-based Labour list MP Kieran McAnulty welcomed the announcement, praising the work done by the Primary Sector Skills Training group under WEDS. “The government continues to make progress in establishing a new provider at Taratahi but this is an excellent initiative that ensures agricultural training continues in Wairarapa.” New Zealand First list MP Ron Mark is also

backing the programme. “This is another excellent example of a local initiative, supported by PGF funding [for Wairarapa investigation of primary vocational training], that can assist a vital industry and provide opportunities for young people in our region.” Wairarapa MP Alastair Scott said it was a great initiative but raised questions about the cost of running the programme as it seemed a more intensive programme than the Taratahi model. Scott said it was also disappointing that the government was only taking action now. “They’ve had all this time to do exactly this and partner with local farmers.” Work was still being done on deciding which of the three potential providers to commence agricultural training programmes in Wairarapa was best suited. • Students interested in applying or who want more information should contact Andrew Freeman on 027 456 8801 or ngaherefreeman@ gmail.com

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Everyone in the festive spirit People from throughout Wairarapa flocked to Carterton and Eketahuna for the annual Christmas parades.

Dalefield School children were all onboard at the Carterton Christmas Parade, which has been run for 20 years by the local Rotary Club. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV

Eketahuna’s Main St was the centre of attention with the Christmas parade attracting all ages. PHOTO/JANICE DAGG

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CHEESY FLATBREAD

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CHICKEN & COGNAC PATE

served with grainy toast points & cranberry chutney

PUMPKIN SOUP

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CRISPY CHICKEN WINGS

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with crunchy lettuce, Marie Rose sauce & lemon wedge

crispy bite sized pieces of squid, tossed in an Asian slaw, with crispy shallots, sesame seeds & an Asian dressing

NZ GREEN LIPPED MUSSELS

steamed in the half shell & finished in a garlic cream sauce with fresh herbs, grilled sourdough bread & butter

TRADITIONAL SEAFOOD CHOWDER

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Mighty MAINS SLOW BRAISED LAMB & ROAST KUMARA PIE

CHICKEN, NOODLE & CASHEW SALAD

served with either creamy potato mash or beer-battered fries & red wine jus

spicy chicken salad with Asian noodles, toasted cashews, corriander & chilli dressing

ROAST CHICKEN & LEEK PIE

ASIAN PORK & SQUID SALAD

served with either creamy mash potato or beer-battered fries & red wine jus

CRISPY CHICKEN BURGER

buttermilk fried chicken thighs with crisp lettuce, tomato, polish dill pickles, Spanish onion, cheddar, egg, beer-battered fries & aioli

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twice cooked pork belly with salt & pepper squid tossed with slaw, fried shallots, sesame seeds & spicy Asian dressing

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7 Days’ stars back again Marcus Anselm Popular television show 7 Days Live is celebrating a decade on screens with another tour of the country, and on Saturday (December 7) the zany cast arrive in Wairarapa. The live experience returns to Masterton’s Wairarapa College for the second year in-a-row, and host Jeremy Corbett admits excitement. Corbett said last year’s show was “one of the highlights of the tour”, and the college, one of the more unusual settings. This was because of the college’s ambience and because he and fellow stars Paul Ego and Dai Henwood had to hone some of their material. “It was a little bit unnerving, when you think of the R18 nature of the show, and I’m going ‘I don’t think we should be saying those things here’. “But it was R15, so the year 13s could go along. “You felt like you were desecrating the school hall with some of the things that were being said. “By the others, I was fine.” Being invited to Masterton for last year’s show also made it “really special”, he said.

“Masterton was not on the radar, but they said ‘Hey! Come here’ and made it happen. “We impose ourselves on a town, but this time we were invited and welcomed with open arms. “And that made it really cool. Being in a school hall, rather than a theatre setting, gave it an extra kind of a casualness, and also a little bit of difference, just the feel of it, and it made for a good show. We really enjoyed it.” Many of the younger audience members at the college will not remember a time when the show was not on our screens. Corbett, who was raised in Manawatu,

said he was pleased both the broadcasts and the live show had connected with the whole country. “I imagine myself back when I was 20, or something like that, and if a show from TV came to town, it’s exciting and a great connection. And that’s with the heartland, isn’t it, the beating heart of the country.” The format also allows for a humorous reflection on serious news. The host said this was a more

realistic reflection on how people discuss these topics. “I think the normal conversation people have in their normal lives when they’re talking about it will still have humour in it. Around the dinner table, or over a glass of wine, or a beer, people when they talk about topical things, they’re not as serious as the serious news was. “Doing it as a funny take

7 Days Live host Jeremy Corbett, centre, with co-stars Dai Henwood, left, and Paul Ego. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

on the news so you still have stories, but you do it in a funny way, is highly relatable to a lot of people. And I think people watch it and say ‘that’s not a million miles from me and my mates chatting about the news’.” The live show is part usual 7 Days, part stand up from the stars. Corbett said the TV show had come along at the right time in the history of New Zealand comedy. It meant comedians had a national showcase for their talents. “Twenty years ago, there wasn’t much of a scene you know. It was just a handful of us doing it for the love of it. And in Wellington as well, there was one starting down there. And it’s just grown since then. “Back then, getting on TV was huge. It just meant that comedians would be recognised so down country someone would be more likely to pay $20 to go and see them at the local pub because they’d seen them on TV. It just gave a massive boost to the stand-up scene.” • The 7 Days 10th Birthday Live tour, Wairarapa College, Saturday December 7. Tickets available from ticketek.co.nz.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Lifestyle Wairarapa Midweek

Arbor House up for grabs Karen Coltman

The Arbor House land and buildings are for sale four months after it was purchased by Arbor Holdings Ltd. The premise has been vacant for over a month after Arbor House shut its doors on October 21. The current owners purchased it for $800,000, well below its September 2017 rateable value of $1,380,000. Trust chair Rob Tuckett said the board agreed they needed to sell and confirmed it did not seek legal advice outside of its lawyers at WCM legal

before selling to a WCM solicitor working at the firm, Jason Carruthers. Tuckett confirmed WCM legal was aware the trust was struggling and needed to sell. On the matter of lawyers possibly having a conflict of interest, Law Society regulatory general manager Neil Mallon said lawyers needed to act within the Lawyers and Conveyances Act. “Lawyers must not act or continue to act if there is a conflict, or risk of a conflict, between the interests of the client and the lawyer. “Lawyers must also not act for a client in any

transaction in which the lawyer has an interest unless the matter is not contentious, and the interests of the lawyer and client correspond of all aspects. “If a lawyer does enter into any financial, business or property transaction with a client they must advise the client of the right to receive independent legal advice and explain to the client the lawyer must cease acting if a conflict arises. “A lawyer is considered to be a party to a transaction if it involves an entity that is related to the lawyer.”

Tuckett did not feel there was a conflict of interest issue at the time the trust sold to the WCM associate while the senior partners acted for the trust. “We didn’t realise that one of the staff wanted to buy it, but it doesn’t really matter,” Tuckett said. “There is no suggestion of anything out of hand I feel. “We had to have a price that meant the rent we would be charged wouldn’t be too high and out of our reach. The higher the price fetched, the higher our rent would be, and things were too tight to risk that.” Sotheby’s international

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realty listed the property for sale or lease last week. Agent Brady Bingham is promoting the premises as a commercial “business hub”. The Main St property’s land area is 2340m2 and the main dwelling 750m2. There is a 59m2 annex. Arbor House Trust went into liquidation on October 29 and creditors had until November 26 to make a claim to liquidator John Marshall Scutter. “I am conscious of the employees’ personal circumstances and would like to have them paid what they are owed in wages before Christmas,” he said.

Safety advocate honoured after dedicated effort After a 25-year effort on the Wairarapa Road Safety Council (WRSC), Marie Long is retiring. WRSC manager Bruce Pauling said Marie had been a strong supporter of the council and made a valuable contribution. He said Marie had represented Idea Services for vulnerable adults, and the Wairarapa Ambulances Services over her extended stint. Marie was presented with a Life Membership trophy at WRSC’s last board meeting of 2019, where she was photographed with some of the WRSC board members. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

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Spruce up for retreat After decades of nurturing young people, Waimanaaki at Riversdale Beach is getting some timely TLC of its own. Formerly Camp Anderson, named after the family who donated money for the land, it has been operating as a children and youth retreat since 1985. The Learn N’ Live Ministries Charitable Trust, which is made up of various churches within the wider Wairarapa region, purchased it in 1997. Trust chair Paul Andersen said for four decades Waimanaaki has played an important role in the lives of thousands of children who have attended camps and used the facilities for a range of events. “Of all of the feedback that we receive from groups, the most common response is that Waimanaaki ‘feels like home’ to those who use the camp. “The trust strives to forever maintain this feeling as we continue to improve the resources we are fortunate to have.” The Trust House Foundation, a long-time supporter of the facility, recently approved a $63,000 grant to fund an upgrade. The work includes replacing weatherboards on the main Clark Lodge building, a lick of paint,

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Children enjoying Waimanaaki, a youth retreat at Riversdale Beach. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

some fencing, and purchasing a camp vehicle and a new generator. Andersen said while the proximity of Waimanaaki to the sea ensured young people had “amazing experiences in a natural setting”, it meant maintenance and restoration was a constant issue. The repair work will enable Waimanaaki to continue to cater to a wide range of groups, including those with disabilities. A new camp vehicle will make transporting food and people to and from the camp easier. Being a rural property that relies on rainwater being pumped from tanks, a back-up generator is essential in the event of a power cut.

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“There are few options available to local residents at Riversdale in the event of a significant power outage,” Andersen said. “This generator along with the camp facilities could service a significant number of community members if needed.” He thanked the committed volunteers who helped at camps, where young people learnt practical things such as how to tidy their rooms and clean up after themselves and developed a positive self-image. “We also have a number of teenagers who come and help at each camp. “These young people develop leadership, creativity and management skills that can help them in a wide range of areas.”

The ball is finally rolling for a new 70-villa lifestyle village set to replace the Solway Park Golf Driving Range. Work on Solway Country Estate had been expected to start earlier this year but was delayed due to issues raised by a group of neighbours. With agreement now reached between them and developer Steve Pilbrow, the Masterton District Council has given the project the green light to proceed. On-site infrastructural work has started, with the first house likely to be available for occupation as early as the middle of next year, Pilbrow said. The villas would be a mix of two and threebedroom houses, with either single or double garages, all on freehold titles and accessed from William Donald Dr. Buyers would have access to membership of the Solway Country Club which includes use of hotel facilities such as the swimming pools, gym, squash courts and tennis courts. The four-hectare block of land was bought from Trust House.

Use of the golf driving range had declined considerably in recent years. The Solway Country Estate is just one of several subdivision and housing developments in Masterton being driven by Pilbrow’s company, Westwood Property Group. A 40-lot subdivision on Upper Plain Rd, known as The Plains, had fully sold, while The Barracks, located off Judds Rd in Solway was “selling well”. Pilbrow also expected stage one of the resource consent on the 200lot Williams Block in Lansdowne, on land purchased from MDC, shortly. He said there was a significant level of residential and commercial building activity currently on the go in Masterton, which represented a high degree of business confidence in the district. “The supply that is coming to the market will certainly cater for the current demand. “I think the Council deserves a lot of credit for the current growth that Masterton is experiencing.”

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Hundreds of people turned out last week to celebrate the life of Graeme Tulloch farmer, entrepreneur, and family man. Born to a farming family originally from the Shetland Islands, near Scotland, Graeme’s love of farming was grown from his upbringing on Manaia Rd, Masterton. Pitching in around the family farm was to be expected. At just 13, he was left to care for the 30-cow dairy farm when his father returned to the Shetland Islands for several months. In 1963, DW Tulloch and Company - now Tulloch Farm Machines - was established by Graeme, father William and brother David. A defining moment which would change the face of New Zealand agriculture for years to come, came when Graeme was offered the distribution rights to Gehl farm machinery in 1968. He went on to learn how to improve silage making, identifying Gehl and Krone as the perfect partners. Alongside running the farm machinery business, Graeme was a councillor in Masterton for 12 years. His contributions to agriculture included serving as the director of Wairarapa Town Milk and Hawkes Bay Milk, which later sold to Kiwi Cooperative Dairies and became Fonterra.

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Marina Lira development The Featherston initiatives. Community Centre is Counsellors a community-owned and the Wairarapa facility that was Community Law established in 1992 Centre offer by a group of services to the people who saw community, the need and as well as opportunity for Wairarapa support a community Women’s groups such space in Centre as Alcoholics Featherston. Anonymous Nowadays it and Narcotics is managed and Anonymous. operated by a Charitable Featherston is growing Trust that supports every year and getting community well-being. The the boost from the other centre provides a space for Wairarapa towns and social activities, health and Wellington. fitness programmes and Having a space like the ongoing or one-off events. centre where people can be The centre is busy involved in a wide range throughout the week, of activities and develop offering diverse activities different skills promotes including senior card social inclusion and games, mah-jong, arts, showcases this interesting ukulele, Featherston little town. Wahine Singers, bridge, For centre manager knitting, sewing, flax Siv Beate Fjærestad, the weaving, and a book group. centre is important as a Also available are classes “key community hub for for the body and mind Featherston that plays an like yoga – Kundalini and important role in enabling Hatha – and Feldenkrais. and supporting well-being The centre provides in our community.” offices that are used She said the centre by social services provides a space where organisations and individuals, groups and community-led

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Gianina Schwanecke The story of how Reid+Reid, a Martinborough-based craft distillery, came to be is simple. In 2013, Chris Reid was living in Burgundy, France, while brother Stew was in Edinburgh, Scotland. The two brothers enjoyed meeting up to sample gin and whiskey distilleries. “We’d been to a lot of gin and whisky distilleries,” Chris said. “A lot of the Scottish ones were using native and local botanicals which was really inspiring. “As a winemaker I really like that sense of place in products.” After sampling gins from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand they realised there wasn’t a strong focus

on gins using native New Zealand botanicals. Botanicals are the herbs, roots, flowers, leaves and seeds added to drinks, cosmetics and foods for scent and flavour. To challenge the definition of a “classic gin”, they set up their own distillery. “We’ve got a few different products now,” he said. From their native, barrel aged and Rev Dawson gins – one of New Zealand’s leading prohibitionists and the Reid’s great-greatgrandfather – to vermouth and an Aperitivo liqueur to their modern take on a traditional punch, the Martinborough Cup. “For us, they are just products I would like to drink. There’s no point

competing with the big markets. “It takes a very long time for the market to catch up with what’s being done.” The gins are distilled in the brothers’ 200-litre, custom-made copper pot still in Martinborough. “The product is made from a lactose-base,” Chris said. “That’s where our ethanol in New Zealand comes from. “It’s definitely a point of difference. “We also use quite a lot of citrus and native botanicals.” Reid+Reid gins are produced with three native botanicals, kawakawa, manuka and horopito. “It has a spicy and peppery kind of taste,” he said with a laugh, waiting to see my reaction to the

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for botanical brother duo in Wairarapa, angelica in Taranaki and juniper grows from Kaitaia to Bluff – legally gin has to contain 50 per cent juniper as its main botanical flavouring. The brothers produce about 25,000 bottles a year, also exporting to the UK, Australia and Japan. This could double as the new consent allows for up to 50,000 bottles. “It was only meant to be a bit of fun,” Chris said. “It was never intended to be my full-time job.” But it’s one he loves. “It’s a lifestyle thing.” He said making the move from working in the wine industry to distilling was straightforward. “I approach distillery like the wine industry,” he said. “The distillery industry has been really dominated by big brands. It’s only been the last five years that it’s taken off.” A flow-on effect from the growth of wine and craft beer industries in recent years. “Young people are drinking less but they are spending more.” Work began last week laying the foundations of their new distillery on Todds Rd, just outside of Martinborough. Vines for the vermouth went in a month ago and several citrus trees had

small bite I’d taken. Definitely spicy. In addition, they also use classic gin botanicals like juniper, coriander seeds, fresh orange zest, orris root, angelica root, liquorice root, cassia, nutmeg, fennel and cardamom. It’s in this area that many see potential for parts of New Zealand to focus on niche, high-value crops to support new industries like distilling. A Ministry for Business, Innovation and Enterprise project has identified alcoholic spirits production as a value-added sector with potential to exhibit export-focused growth. As a sector it has been enjoying 10 per cent yearon-year growth, albeit off a small base. Additionally, there are now 20 gin manufacturers who want to make their product “100 per cent New Zealand”, but who are forced to import their angelica, liquorice and coriander seeds. Gin makers join several other distillers experimenting with different spirits, including whisky and absinthe, which use New Zealandsourced aromatics. Botanicals like orris root can be found in Hawke’s Bay, coriander

Chris Reid said their gins are produced with three native botanicals, kawakawa, manuka and horopito.  PHOTOS/GIANINA SCHWANECKE

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“Because the region is so small, it’s a really limited area of land that’s suited to growing (grapes and botanicals),” Chris said. When they first found the land about two years ago, it was just being used as a horse paddock. “I knew it wasn’t good land for growing grapes from working at Ata Rangi,” he said. “We don’t really need the land for what we are growing. With any of the herbs you just need the topsoil.” The first third of the property is classic silt loam over gravel, making it well suited for planting citrus and pinot noir varieties. It gets more clay heavy in the centre, near where the distillery will sit. Within the final third, clay can be found at a depth of one metre. “That’s the good thing about alluvial soils, they are varied,” Chris said. Building the distillery will not only allow them to expand the business but will offer a space where people can learn about the gin-making process and tourists can enjoy local products. The brothers hope to have the distillery up and running by March next year, and the bar some time after that.

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Baking bread an obstacle Patricia Byl

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“I would not have married you if I’d known you couldn’t bake bread.” The words stopped Mabel in her tracks. She was stretching after the long journey from Napier and pacing on the rough lawn in front of the unpainted farmhouse which was to be her home. Jack’s words cut deeply into her romantic little soul. She could not answer immediately. In her thoughts Mabel had gone on the magic carpet of wishful thinking to her mother’s neat Napier home. She could hear her mother saying, “You’ve made your bed now lie on it”. Again, Jack said, “I wouldn’t have married you if I’d known you couldn’t bake bread”. This time he was not so forceful as he was feeling a bit mean, but he did like toast with his bacon and eggs and no bread today meant no toast tomorrow. Her silence unnerved him. She was usually so chatty. “I heard you the first time. Isn’t there a song entitled ‘If I knew then what I know now?’” Her reply confused him

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and it was his turn to be silent. “In Napier the baker called with the bread.” “Well you’re not in Napier now. You’re in Pirimonona my girl.” “I’m not your girl,” said Mabel, who threw her handbag which was on the lawn at Jack. Deftly, Jack the good rugby player, caught it and said, “No. You’re my wife.” At this they both laughed helplessly leaning on the bonnet of the dusty Oldsmobile. The dangerous moment had passed. Pleasantly Jack said, “Go in the house and have a look round. I‘ll give the dogs a short run and feed them and then we’ll have a cup of tea”. Mabel went into the kitchen which was bare but very clean. On the table were flowers

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and a note from her sisterin-law which said, “Lit the stove for you. The oven will be hot when you get here. I’ll be down tomorrow about 11am. Mary”. Mabel was pleased with the flowers and the note. She’d only met her sister-in-law twice and Mary was so friendly that Mabel felt lucky to have her for a neighbour. Never one to bear a grudge Mabel donned an apron and made a batch of scones and was putting them in the oven, when Jack returned. “Good,” he said. “Come and see the bedroom while they’re cooking. I’ve got the bed and blankets and sheets. Mary said I should let you choose the bedspread.” Good on Mary thought Mabel. Jack pointed out the wardrobe he’d made.

To Mabel it looked like a bus stop shelter. Six feet tall and as wide it had a sturdy pipe running its length. “It’s fine. I’ll put a curtain in front and make some the same for the window. We can put our suitcases above it. Oh! The scones.” Back to the kitchen they went. Jack made a pot of tea and Mabel buttered the scones. She found some golden syrup and they had that on them. Next morning Mary arrived on a draught horse. “Bill’s gone to the sale in the car and my mother’s minding the children until 2pm. I’m all yours until 1.30.” While Mabel made the tea she asked Mary to write down the instructions for bread making.

Over scones and shortbread the girls chatted and planned the future. Mabel wanted a flower garden and wanted to learn to drive. “I’ll teach you and give you plants and cuttings. I’m so pleased to have a neighbour who isn’t a geriatric.” The happy hours sped by. Both girls were wholesome city girls whom by chance had turned into farmers’ wives and they were determined to give it their all. They were young and innocent and had never heard of wife-swapping which would have horrified them. It certainly did when 20 years on the sophisticates brought wife-swapping to Pirimonona. Now that would make a great country tale. • Patricia Byl is a member of the Blairlogie Writers’ group.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Puzzles Wairarapa Midweek

BUMPER WORDFIT

Can you find all the words hidden in the grid? Read backwards or forwards, up or down, or diagonally. The words will always be in a straight line. Cross them off the list as you find them.

LINEN MATERIAL

SILK SPOOL

FASHION GARMENT

NEEDLE OVERLOCK PATTERN

TACK TAILOR THIMBLE

CROCHET CUT DARTS

GATHER GUSSET HEM

PIN PLEAT POCKET

THREAD TRIM

DESIGN DRESSMAKER EDGING

IRON JOIN KNIT LACE

QUILT RIBBON SEAM

YARN ZIP

SEW 4/12

N L G U Y O U R F R K E D O E

C O G S J T D O R B W U G L Y

S S X Q G H E W V S K R U K M

SOLUTIONS

NUMBER CRUNCHER

WORD-SEARCH WORDFIT

BLACK-OUT

C O S G S

K I M O N O B P O U L T R Y M

E A T E N

L K Z C H M H A N B B A E T B

H E N C E

B T O U T S E T U U T M O S T

C R E A M

X T G A U X O U C S C A Y S I

T H E O W R B

U S E R L Q A P T O C O N A P

P R U D E

E U T S B T W N K T Y D I L L

11 LETTERS ENTERTAINED UNFLAPPABLE

Fit the numbers into the grid. Cross each one off as its position is found.

P A L E R

W O O D E N G I C E B E R G L

U R G L K Y

W Y B E P E V B Y V Q C U E H

W U K O U S T K I L O E O M D R A U C O U E T N N T S M O O A E U I N P U T P R C T O E S U B U R B T L E D A M A T E R N O R G L A S S Y O P T

B L E N G T H Y V O R I E N T

8 LETTERS NARRATOR PEKINESE PHYSICAL TURNOVER

2 digits: 06 58 69 95 3 digits: 232 520 586 615 629 712 772 822 4 digits: 0576 0781 8255 8667 5 digits: 29419 58490 61242 63379 7 digits: 0391819 1458915 1821197 9151598 8 digits: 26539246 52129842 53252586 82612922

R H E E L P E P E N N E T G I N T E T H L I L Y V R E M O V R E N T I C E E W I N E T T

N E Z N S N O L O M X T J I J

7 LETTERS ANAEMIA ENLIVEN FLUSTER RETHINK ROUTINE TERMITE

6 LETTERS ARCANE ENDEAR KEEPER PICKET

Find the threeletter sequence which will complete all these words

A B A T E R O B I N C O U N T R A S E E E N D E A R T E E T H W H O A I S O B I N L I V E N K I N E S E P A L E D A S P I T A N G R S C U R L I T R E A R O S E B E R E T

R E P E T I T I V E F N E W T

OBESE PALED PALER PRUDE REAVE RENAL ROBIN SLIPS STAFF STINT SUSHI TIERS TINEA TONNE TUNER UPPER USERS

NUMBERCRUNCHER

TRIO

S T A F F T U N E R I R A D E O N N E E A T O M S R V I A E A R T T O R I R E R E R G O P E M Y R R H I B O Y T S U S H E L T I E A L I C E R E N A L K E E L S

C H K P W R R L U R T E S K V

5 LETTERS ABATE ABUSE ACTOR ALICE AROSE ATOMS

BERET BLEEP CHEAP CHEAT COUNT CREAM EARTH EATEN ENTER ESTER GREET HEELS HENCE HOVEL INAPT IRADE IRATE ISLES KEELS LEAVE LITRE MYRRH NURSE

A P V E E R T U S I E R R A S T E A S K K E E E P V E E R

BLACKOUT

4 LETTERS AREA ERGO FREE IRIS LARK MENU ORBS ORGY PERT SARI SLAB TANG TREE WHOA

C H E A T

ELASTIC

UPHOLSTERER WEAVE

3 LETTERS ACE AIR ASH ASK ASP AVE BOO BOY CUR DEW EEL ERA EVE FED IRE LED LEE OAR OBI SEE SIR SKI TEE VIA

I S L E S

CHALK CLOTH COTTON

Fit the words into the grid to create a finished crossword

U N F L A P P A B L E

EMBROIDERY EYE FABRIC

D R E S S M A K E R N B K N I T Q G

TRIO

BAN

A Y N I W E A V E T R C H A L K N X

D R E S S M A K E R N B K N I T Q G

E Z Y G O O T O U E E D A R T S O P

A Y N I W E A V E T R C H A L K N X

R H Z K I R D C A K T N U D R D I V

E Z Y G O O T O U E E D A R T S O P

H S T G U S S E T C T L O S E W H E

R H Z K I R D C A K T N U D R D I V

T L E O S K E I Z O A Y R T H T S L

H S T G U S S E T C T L O S E W H E

L P M L L O K D S P P F E O T N A B

T L E O S K E I Z O A Y R T H T S L

G I D I D C C J O I N T R P K O F M

L P M L L O K D S P P F E O T N A B

Y N S N R E S Y A R N A E N C B C I

G I D I D C C J O I N T R P K O F M

Q R I M A T E R I A L E T E O B K H

Y N S N R E S Y A R N A E N C B C I

E N E D A W T N C G D L S N L I C T

Q R I M A T E R I A L E T E O B K H

K C T D N E E O I G M P L I R R A T

E N E D A W T N C G D L S N L I C T

BINDING BUTTON

R I A N I I S T R D I E O L E R T E

K C T D N E E O I G M P L I R R A T

E T J L E O B T B Z E I H Y V O T H

R I A N I I S T R D I E O L E R T E

H S F E G M R U A C P S P O O L L C

E T J L E O B T B Z E I H Y V O T H

T A I W Q T R B F O X G U Q N I I O

H S F E G M R U A C P S P O O L L C

A L B X G H Q A M I R O N J I A U R

T A I W Q T R B F O X G U Q N I I O

G E D G I N G U G E P D A R P T Q C

A B A T E

A L B X G H Q A M I R O N J I A U R

HABERDASHERY

G E D G I N G U G E P D A R P T Q C

WORDSEARCH

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50 Wairarapa Midweek Community Events Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Events

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 Wairarapa Men’s Group: Meet in the Carterton Courthouse, Holloway St, 7-9pm, for any man 14+. Contact jonas@connecting-arts.com, www. mensgroup-wairarapa.nz The Salvation Army Oasis: Gambling addiction help, free service, counselling service available, 41 Perry St, Masterton. Call [06] 370-3317/ [021] 804-339 [any time] – Ramil Adhikari. Open Mic Night: At the Greytown Hotel Top Pub, 8-10.30pm. Wairarapa Genealogists: Rooms open 1-4pm, at the Research Rooms, 79 Queen St, Masterton. The public are most welcome to seek help with their family history research. GirlGuidingNZ: Carterton Pippins, 5-7 years, 4.15-5.30pm. Call Sharon [021] 033-0550. Carterton Brownies, 7-9½ years, 6-7.30pm. Call Sharon [021] 033-0550. Digital Seniors: Computer, Tablet and Smartphone advice and coaching: Martinborough, St Andrew’s Hall, Dublin St, 9.30-11.30am. Featherston, Featherston Fire Station, Fox St, 1.303.30pm. Age Concern: SayGo, 9am, Senior Citizens Hall, Cole St, Masterton. 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 4pm, in Queen Elizabeth Park. Call Joan Miller 377-7983. Social Learners Bridge: 1-4pm, Featherston Community Centre. Call Barbara [06] 304-9208. Wairarapa Model Aero Club: 9amnoon, at the Masterton Aerodrome. Red Star Table Tennis Club: Meet 5-7pm at Red Star Sports Association

10 Herbert St, Masterton. Call John 370-2511 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 377-5518 or 377-1135. Masterton Senior Citizens & Beneficiaries Association: Meet 1-3.30pm for cards, Scrabble and bowls, Senior Citizens hall, Cole St. Call Ngaire Walker 377-0342. Wairarapa Fern & Thistle Pipe Band: Practice 6.30-8.30pm, Savage Club Hall, 10 Albert St, Masterton. Call secretary, Gloria [027] 628-5889. Masterton Toy Library: 10am-1pm, at rear of Masterton YMCA, 162 Dixon St.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 Justice of the Peace: Service centre available at Carterton Library noon2pm. Aratoi: This Is The Day, a collaborative artwork by Robin White (NZ); Richard Reddaway exhibition in collaboration with Henley Men’s Shed, Wairarapa Embroiderers’ Guild, Wairarapa Spinners and Weavers and Douglas Park School until February 23; First there was Phoenician, Rhondda Greig’s Exhibition on Home, Paint and Poem until February 9. Our Town – The Changing Face of Masterton, by Pete and the late George Nikolaison, until March 1 open daily, 12 Bruce St, Masterton. Tinui Craft Corner and Museum: Open Fri-Mon 10am-4pm, groups by arrangement. Call Jean [06] 372-6623 or Pam [06] 372-6459. Wairarapa Stop Smoking Service: Quit Clinic at Whaiora 9am-noon. Support available across Wairarapa at no cost to you. Call Whaiora 0800 494 246. Needlework and Craft Drop-In: 10amnoon, Featherston Community Centre. Call Virginia [06] 308-8392. Sewing and 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, 41 High St North, Carterton. Call Desley [027] 787-8558. 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 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] 2597684 or Sam [0210] 552-113. Masterton Masters Swimming Club: Club night 6-7pm, Genesis Recreation Centre back pool. Call Stu [027] 2954189 or Lucy [021] 0204-4144. Masterton Croquet Club: Golf Croquet 9.15am behind the Hosking Garden in the park. Call Russell Ward 377-4401. Carterton Senior Citizens: Meet 1.30-4pm, play cards, Rummikub and Scrabble, Carterton Memorial Club, Broadway.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 Greytown Craft Market: At St John’s Hall, Main St, 10am-3.30pm. Stall enquiries call Wendy [06] 304-9287. Featherston Fusiliers: Wargaming and boardgames club, meet at Featherston Assembly of God cafeteria, 22 Birdwood St, 10am-4.30pm. Contact featherston.fusiliers@gmail.com Featherston Weekly Market: Fresh produce, fine food producers, creators and much more. Great atmosphere,

amazing food and community spirit, 8am-2pm, 33 Fitzherbert St. Harlequin Theatre: Wardrobe hire, 10am-1pm. Call 377-4066. Women’s Self Defence: With Dion, 9am, band rotunda, Queen Elizabeth Park. Call [020] 4124-4098. Parkrun: Weekly 5km run/walk. Measured, timed, free. 8am start, at the Woodside end of the Greytown rail trail. Onetime registration essential. Info: parkrun.co.nz/ greytownwoodsidetrail Wairarapa Genealogists: Rooms open 10am-1pm, at the Research Rooms, 79 Queen St, Masterton. Martinborough Museum: Open 1.30-3.30pm, 7 Memorial Sq, Martinborough. Featherston Heritage Museum: Behind the Featherston Library and Information Centre. Open Sat and Sun 10am-2pm, other times by arrangement, groups welcome. Call Elsa [021] 263-9403. Justice of the Peace: Service centre available at Masterton Library, 10amnoon. Carterton District Historical Society: 44 Broadway. Open by appointment. Call 379-9021 or 370-5564. 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. Undercover, wheelchair and dog friendly. Call [027] 356-6592. 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 behind the Hosking Garden in the park. Call Carl Redvers 378-7109.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 Masterton Marauders Wargaming Club: Meet at the Masterton Croquet Club, 1-5pm. Call Vince Cholewa [027] 344-1073 or visit http:// mastertonmarauders.blogspot.co.nz Carterton Farmers’ Market: High St, Carterton, 9am-12.30pm. Martinborough Museum: Open 1.30-3.30pm, 7 Memorial Sq, Martinborough. Masterton Toy Library: 10am-1pm, at rear of Masterton YMCA, 162 Dixon St, Masterton. Wairarapa Model Aero Club: 9amnoon, at the Masterton Aerodrome. Featherston Menz Shed: 61 Fitzherbert St, open from 1pm. Masterton Petanque Club: Club day 2pm, in Queen Elizabeth Park. Call Joan Miller 377-7983. Masterton Car Boot Sale and Market: 6.30-11.30am, Essex St car park. Contact ja.murray@xtra.co.nz Carrington Bowling & Croquet Club: Association croquet, 9am for 9.15am start, at clubrooms behind clock tower Carterton. Call Robin Brasell [06] 222-4000.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 Age Concern: Exercise For Seniors, 9.30am; line dancing, 10.30am, at the Senior Citizens Hall, Cole St, Masterton. East Indoor Bowling Club: Meet at 7pm, all members and visitors welcome. Call Julie 377-5497 or George 378-9266. Literacy Wairarapa: Offers free help with reading, spelling and maths at Te Awhina/Cameron Community House, 9am-noon. 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]

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308-9729. Senior Citizens Cards: 1-4pm, Featherston Community Centre Call Val [06] 308 9203. Red Star Table Tennis Club: Meet 6-8pm at Red Star Sports Association 10 Herbert St, Masterton. Call John 370-2511 or Brian 377-4066. Wairarapa Stop Smoking Service: Support available across Wairarapa at no cost to you. Call a Quit Coach based at Whaiora 0800 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. 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. Masterton District Brass Band: Rehearsals at 7pm, in the Band Room, Park Ave, Masterton. Call [022] 574-0742. 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 Bob [021] 042-2947 or Martin [06] 372-7764. GirlGuidingNZ: Masterton Rangers, 12½-18 years, 6.30-8pm. Call Sharon [021] 033-0550. South Wairarapa Guides [Greytown], 9-12½ years, 6-8pm. Call Sharon [021] 033-0550.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 Wairarapa Music Co-Creation Meetup: Multi-generational amateur improvised orchestra, hundreds of instruments provided. No experience required. Facilitated by multiinstrumentalist Jonáš Koukl, 6.30-8pm, koha, at Heart of Arts, 47 High St, Carterton. Masterton Toastmasters: Meet in the Salvation Army Hall, High St, Carterton, at 7.30pm. All welcome in a supportive, friendly environment for participation in public speaking, communicative and leadership opportunities. Call Pam [027] 6699666. GirlGuidingNZ: Masterton Pippins, 5-7 years, 3.45-5pm. Call Sharon [021] 033-0550. Digital Seniors: Computer, Tablet and Smartphone advice and coaching: Carterton, Fire Station (new venue) 9.30-11.30am. Greytown, Greytown Fire Station, 1.30-3.30pm. Wairarapa Consumer Complaints Support & Advisory Group: 11amnoon, at Te Awhina House, Cameron Cres, Masterton. Contact adviser Aileen Haeata goddessfitnz@gmail.com Harlequin Theatre: Wardrobe hire, 10am-1pm. Call 377-4066. Dance Fitness: 6.30-7.30pm, at Fareham House Hall Featherston. Call Justine [0204] 105-2830. Wairarapa Senior Net: Invites people 50 years-plus to interesting computer and Smartphone course, at the Departmental Buildings, 33 Chapel St,

Masterton, 1.30-2.30pm. Wairarapa Genealogists: Rooms open 1-4pm, at the Research Rooms, 79 Queen St, Masterton. Chair Exercise: Gentle chair exercises, 2-2.45pm, at St John’s Hall, Greytown. Tribal Fusion Bellydancing: At 15 Queen St, Masterton, at 6.30pm. Text Toni [021] 105-7649 or visit Wairarapa Steampunk Tribal Bellydance on FB for more information. Red Star Table Tennis Club: Meet 9am-noon at Red Star Sports Association 10 Herbert St, Masterton. Call John 370-2511 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. Art For Everyone: 7-8pm, Featherston Community Centre. Call Sandie [021] 157-4909. Carterton District Historical Society: 44 Broadway, 2-4pm, or by appointment. Call 379-9021 or 379-5564. 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, Senior Citizens hall, Cole St. Call Ngaire 377-0342. Free Community Fit Club: 11am, Carrington Park, Carterton. All ages, all fitness levels. Call Di [027] 498-7261. Woops A Daisies: Leisure Marching Team practise 4-5pm, at the YMCA. Call Cheryl [06] 370-1922. Masterton Toy Library: 10am-1pm, at rear of Masterton YMCA, 162 Dixon St, Masterton.

South Wairarapa Workingmen’s Club: Games afternoon, including cards, board, darts, pool etc. Call Doff 304-9748. Girl Guiding: Pippins [5-7 years] 3.455pm. Call Chrissy Warnock 372-7646. Carrington Bowling & Croquet Club: Association croquet, 9am for 9.15am start, at clubrooms behind clock tower Carterton. Call Robin Brasell [06] 222-4000. 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 Russell Ward 377-4401.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 GirlGuidingNZ: Masterton Brownies, 7-9½ years, 5.30-7pm. Call Sharon [021] 033-0550. Digital Seniors: Computer, Tablet and Smartphone advice and coaching at Masterton Library, 10am-noon. Dance Fitness: 9.30-11am, preschoolers with parents or caregivers, music and movement and art, at Fareham House Hall Featherston. Call Justine [0204] 105-2830. 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 1.154.15pm, at the Carterton Club. Call Barbara 379-6582 or Val 379-8329. AA Meeting: At 7.30pm, Departmental building, level one. Entry on the carpark side. 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, beginners 4.30-5.30pm; intermediate, 5.30-7pm. Call 3775518 or 377-1135. Kiddie Gym: For 0-3-year-olds, 9.3011am, at St David’s Church, corner High and Victoria Sts, Carterton. Call Lorna or Abby 379-8325. 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: Exercise For Seniors, 1.30pm, Senior Citizens hall, Cole St, Masterton. Carterton Women’s Golf: Nine-hole golf at 10.45am. Call Jane Brooking [021] 171-9249. 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 Sean Mulcahy 379-9316. Esperanto Club: 2pm, write to people using the international language worldwide. Call 377-0499. Soulway Cooking and Crafts: 10amnoon, High St, Masterton. Call Nikki Smith 370-1604 [church office]. Alcoholics Anonymous: Masterton, 7.30pm, Soulway Church, 227 High St. Call Darren [027] 334-2685. 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 behind the Hosking Garden in the park. Call Carl Redvers 378-7109. * To have an event listed please email event@age.co.nz by noon Thursday prior

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Community Events Wairarapa Midweek

THANK YOU Happy 35th Birthday Cancer Society Wairarapa! For 35 years Wairarapa Cancer Society has been supporting cancer patients and their families. We celebrate this year on International Volunteer Day 5th December, with our staff and volunteers and all of whom have helped raise money and given their time and skills to continue supporting our service. We acknowledge the legacy of Margaret Chittick in funding our new Centre’s building from her bequest. Margaret’s bequest has benefited this community in that we now have a fully one stop shop Cancer Society Support Centre. This building accommodates councellors lymphoedema therapists, massage, support groups, education workshops and hosts visiting fitters for wigs prosthesis bras.

Our thanks to all those below who helped make this happen

Cancer Society Wairarapa 37 Te Ore Ore Road, Masterton • Ph: 06 378 8039 • Fax: (06) 3788042 • Email: waisupport@cancersoc.org.nz


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SEASONED: Gum 4m³ $600, 2m³ $360: Douglas-Fir 4m³ $590, 2m³ $350: Split Pine 4m³ $480, 0, 2m³ $290: Gum & S/Pine $560 (BEST BUY): Gum & D/Fir $620: D/Fir & S/Pine $550: Bagged Kindling $15ea. WINZ Quotes. Prices incl. GST & del. Wholesale Firewood Supplies. Ph (04) 232-9499, www.firewoodsupplies.co.nz

Hire Services FORKLIFTS, TRUCKS, TRACTORS, DIGGERS, LOADERS, TRANSPORTER Long or Short term all at James Trucks & Machinery, 291 High Street, Solway, Masterton. Phone Gary 06 377 0550.

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Franchise with 3 Truck, Trailer and $295 PHONE 06 377 4961 Walker Ride CARTERTON OR EMAIL on Mower $26,000 ono. $100office@mastertonrentals.co.nz 345 Waihakeke Rd MASTERTON PROPERTY Phone Rod MANAGEMENT (Storage Shed)LTD 0 021 489 591

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Phone Chrissy Osborne Accommodation 06 377 4961 Trades Services THAI MASSAGE MASTERTON PROPERTY PALLISER BEACH For relaxation. Carterton CAPE MANAGEMENT LTD FENCES - We build quality or at your house $60/1hr. HOUSE Sleeps 6. Contact domestic fences, gates, 1pm-9pm. Phone 027 979 021 145 2697 for more decks and security. Erecta 9923. details and availability. Fence Ph 027 247 7990.

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Employment

Due to the retirement of our Parts Manager, we are looking for an experienced Parts Manager to join our team at Power Farming Wairarapa based in Masterton. Skills and Experience The ability to work and communicate well within a team environment with a strong focus on customer service Good knowledge of agricultural equipment and machinery Strong computer skills An understanding of electronic parts catalogues (an advantage) Conversant with all aspects of parts inventory management Availability to work Saturday mornings for 6 months of the year to cover the busy season What we are offering Competitive salary Company vehicle Company phone OTE If this sounds like you and you would like to be part of our team, please email your CV and cover letter to graeme.garrity@powerfarming.co.nz We will start interviewing as soon as suitable applications are received

Tunnell Tyres Autocare We have two vacancies in our MTA Award winning shop in Masterton Wairarapa.

Fleet Serviceman / Tyre Technician You will need to be a team player, strive to provide high quality, efficient service to our customers & be self-motivated , honest and reliable. Tyre industry experience or willingness to be trained. Be physically fit Ability to work on your own and in a workshop environment Work 40 hours per week with overtime and weekend work when required A rostered fleet service call out component is paid over and above your base pay

Automotive Technician We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the following attributes. Current WOF issuing certification or willingness to obtain this certification

Scale A Teacher Solway School seeks a creative and caring teacher to join our team, vacancies at Solway are few and far between. We are a growing school with an excellent reputation in the community. Not too big, not too small, a little bit town, a little bit country. At Solway children and staff enjoy the best of both worlds. The position starts in Term 1 2020. Ph 06 377 4850 or send your CV to principal@solway.school.nz by 3pm Friday December 6th 2019.

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Has experience in computer diagnostic and other testing equipment Be a mechanical trouble shooter with great repair and servicing skills. Great time management skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills Both positions require a full NZ Drivers licence, NZ Residency or a valid work permit. Please apply by emailing your C.V. to sales@tunnells.co.nz or deliver to Goodyear 207 Chapel St Masterton

Carterton Opportunity The Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tāmaki Nui-a Rua Investment Trust is currently seeking expressions of interest from businesses who are looking for premises in Carterton, with a site available in the old Carterton post office site on the corners of Holloway and High St. The trust is keen to explore all potential, opportunities including development of the site. Please direct all enquiries to Andrew Sharrock on 027 296 7992 or Hayden Hape on 021 515 464.

Line Mechanic Poltech Power Works Ltd are a progressive power line construction and maintenance company based in Martinborough, working Wairarapa wide and beyond. Due to growth in our industry we are looking for a qualified and experienced Line Mechanic to join our friendly team. Ideally you will: • Be self-motivated with the ability to work unsupervised. • Be honest & reliable, have the ability to challenge boundaries and think outside the square. • Come with proven leadership qualities, be a team player and be able to motivate people • Be physically fit and capable and have an absolute commitment to Health & Safety & industry compliance. • Have a great work attitude and be responsible for your own decision making & show initiative. • Must be prepared to travel. • Have a minimum Class 4 driver license • EWRB Line Mechanic registration and a current practising licence. • Good communication and computer skills • Must have TC and STMS desirable This is a full time position and we will offer an attractive remuneration and benefit package to the right person. We have a great team working environment with an active social club as well as a paid day off on your birthday! If you are ready to further your career, then come and join our committed team. Apply in confidence with your CV and references to office@poltech.co.nz or PO Box 109, Martinborough 5741 Attn: The Manager. 0800POLTECH www.poltech.co.nz Applications close on Thursday 12 December 2019

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Classifieds Wairarapa Midweek

Classified Opening Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs 7:30 - 5pm For all your iron and rooÿ ng needs call 34 Daleÿ eld Road, Carterton Email: admin@CtnCF.co.nz

Employment

DRIVER REQUIRED • Full clean license - Class 1 • Honest and reliable mature person with good customer service and a reasonable level of fitness - some heavy lifting maybe required • Job description - Loading/Delivering and unloading newspapers within a radius of 270km per night. • Must be able to pass a drug and alcohol test Please phone Paul between 9am and 4pm for any other enquires 027 255 7932

DIRECTOR OF SPORT Rathkeale College ege is a boarding and day school for boys Years 9 13 set in a superb natural environment located just 5 minutes north of Masterton. We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative staff member who will be responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction for sports promotion, sports development and participation in physical activity through the provision of quality sports programmes at Rathkeale College. This is a full-time permanent position. Although this position may suit a registered teacher, it is not essential that the applicant holds a teaching qualification. The position commences Term I, 2020. Please send your covering letter and CV and direct enquiries to: Martin O'Grady, Principal mjo@rathkeale.school.nz 027 307 5328 Applications close: Friday 13 December

Employment

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LOGGERS AND MACHINE OPERATORS

HAU ARIKI MARAE

Basic Cuts Hours negotiable Phone 027 464 2805 or 027 258 8495

Good Pay, full time, part time or casual Phone 0274 56 4437

FULL TIME SALESPERSON

Skills Required Excellence in customer service Self-motivated to meet sales targets Confident and well presented Computer Skills Reliable and hard working Marketing experience would be an advantage For a full Job Description or to apply for this position please send your CV and cover lett er to: The Manager, Mills Bros Ltd manager@millsbros.co.nz Corner Russell & Dixon Streets, Masterton Phone: 06 377 3620

Submissions, opinions, observations and recommendations on a draft charter developed by Hau Ariki Marae Committee are invited from beneficiaries of the Marae the Māori people of Martinborough and the people of New Zealand generally. The charter outlines the functions, responsibilities and relationships to efficiently and effectively govern and administer Hau Ariki Marae. Copies of the draft charter are available to view in Martinborough at the Library, Information Centre, SWDC Office, Kitchener’s Dairy and Café or online at hauariki.com Submissions close 16 January 2020 and can be delivered: • by email to hauariki@gmail.com • by post to PO Box 165, Martinborough • to Marae committee members

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SOUTH WAIRARAPA DISTRICT COUNCIL

We are looking for Commercial Sales Consultants & Commercial Managers. Would you like to earn significant commission with uncapped earning potential in this lucrative sector? And be your own boss, work your own hours and take control of your future? Property Brokers is looking for Commercial agents and Commercial managers in both Kapiti and the Wairarapa. Through our desire to dominate the Wairarapa and Kapiti Commercial market, we are seeking talented individuals to join our successful sales team. To be successful in these roles, you need to be motivated, organised, have a good network of business people and have a “can do” attitude.

Property Brokers prides itself on its team culture and we have excellent people in the training, IT, marketing and administrative teams to assist you and ensure you are successful. Qualification as a real estate agent is preferred, but not essential as training will be given. If you think you have what it takes and want to know more, email Marty now. Marty Love National Commercial Manager E martyl@pb.co.nz

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Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that the South Wairarapa District Council, for the purpose of the Featherston Christmas Parade, will close the following road to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder. During the period of closure diversions will be in place for ordinary vehicular traffic which would otherwise use the roads. Roads to be closed: Fitzherbert Street (State Highway 2) closed from Ludlam Street to Waite Street from 11:00am to 1:00pm on the 7th of December 2019. All intersections within the closure will also be closed. • Revans Street (State Highway 53) • Revans Street (local) • Wakefields Street • Bethune Street • Daniell Street • Birdwood Street • Lyon Street • Fox Street • Wallace Street • Hickson Street Revans Street (State Highway 53) closed from Fitzherbert Street to Daniell Street from 11:00am to 1:00pm on the 7th of December 2019. Will open again once the parade has past the intersection. Detour route while SH53 is closed for west bound traffic on Fitzherbert Street (State Highway 2), at Waite Street and onto Brandon Street, onto Moore Street, onto Fitzherbert Street (State Highway 2). Detour route while SH53 is closed for east bound traffic on Fitzherbert Street (State Highway 2), at Moore Street, onto Brandon Street, onto Waite Street, onto Fitzherbert Street (State Highway 2). Once parade has passed Fitzherbert Street (State Highway 2) and Revans Street (State Highway 53) intersection detour will be altered for traffic to use Revans Street (State Highway 53) instead of Brandon Street. Period of closure: Saturday 7 December 2019 – 11am – 1pm

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HOW ARE YOU GETTING HOME TONIGHT?

OFFICIAL NOTICE. CARTERTON DISTRICT COUNCIL

SOUTH WAIRARAPA DISTRICT COUNCIL

NOTICETO CLOSE ROADS TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that the South Wairarapa District Council, for the purpose of NZ Cycle Classic – Stage 3, proposes to close the following road to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder. Any person objecting to the proposal should lodge their objection and grounds thereof in writing to the South Wairarapa District Council, PO Box 6, Martinborough, 5741 before Monday 6th January 2020. Roads proposed to be closed: • Cambridge Road between Memorial Square and Strasbourge Street. Period of closure: • Friday 17 January 2020 between 10:00am and 2:00pm Russell O’Leary Group Manager Planning & Environment

PROPOSAL TO CLOSE ROADS TO ORDINARY VEHICULAR TRAFFIC

PURSUANT to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that the Carterton District Council proposes to close Tea Creek Road for the purpose of a Hayden Paddon Customer Ride Day for the period indicated hereunder: Period of Closure: Saturday 14th December 2019

9.00am – 4.00pm

Roads affected: Tea Creek Road from 1.8km to the end The closed section will be adequately and properly signposted, at the beginning of the closed road, being manned with radio communication to allow the passage of through traffic in an emergency. D Gittings Infrastructure, Services and Regulatory Manager

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OUTDOOR WATERING RESTRICTIONS APPLY IN MARTINBOROUGH TOWN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

This is a reminder that outdoor watering restrictions are in place. This measure has been taken to ensure that there is enough clean, clear, and safe drinking water for our community.

For more information please visit: www.wellingtonwater.co.nz/SWDC

This notice is issued pursuant to: clause 4.7.3 of the Wairarapa Consolidated Bylaw 2019 Part 5: Water Supply.

If you’re out and having a few drinks, make sure you’ve got a sober driver to

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Maximum 5 entries per person. Image size must be at least 1 MB. Entries must be taken by the entrant. By entering this competition you agree your photo becomes the property of Wairarapa Times-Age. Entries must be a photo taken in a public place in the Wairarapa in 2019. Images must be saved in jpeg/ jpg file format. Email images to pix@age.co.nz. Entry email must contain the following information: Photographers name and phone number, location of photo and a caption to describe the photo. Images can be submitted in colour or black and white. Images can be cropped but cannot be digitally altered in any other way. Judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. Competition closes 15th December 2019. Winners announced 21st December 2019.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Sport Wairarapa Midweek

Kapa haka award’s big winner MAORI SPORTS AWARDS CHRIS COGDALE

Kapa haka tutor and mentor Shari Taylor was the big winner at the Wairarapa Maori Sports Awards last Thursday night. Taylor won Taumata Hakinakina (Overall Sportsperson of the Year) after earlier winning Tino Tautoko (volunteer category) in the awards’ ceremony at Copthorne Solway Park. Taylor devotes a lot of her time tutoring various kapa haka roopu in Wairarapa. She encourages and supports the growth of kapa haka and Te Ao Maori in schools, and is a mentor for future kapa haka leaders. With Taylor’s support, Te Rangiura O Wairarapa and Wairarapa Ki Uta Ki Tai kapa haka roopu qualified for national events. Te Rangiura O Wairarapa performed at the national seniors’ competition, and Wairarapa Ki Uta Ki Tai, were second at the Wellington regionals and have qualified for the nationals in 2020.

Senior men

New Zealand shearing international Paerata Abraham and WairarapaBush rugby star James Goodger were joint winners

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of Tai Pakeke Tane (senior men) award. Abraham won numerous speed shear competitions over the shearing season. He won the PGG Wrightson’s all breeds circuit final at the Golden Shears. Abraham Paerata is a member of the New Zealand team. Goodger was named captain of the WairarapaBush Rugby team, but a shoulder injury curtailed his season. This team made the semifinals of the Meads Cup in the Heartland championship. Goodger also played for the NZ Heartland XV against Samoa at Eden Park.

Senior women

Central Hinds cricketer Georgia Atkinson took out the Tai Pakeke Wahine (senior women) award. As well as being in the Hinds team which won the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield, the New Zealand premier women’s cricket trophy, Atkinson was picked for the national development team that played Australia. Atkinson was in the Wairarapa Korus team who were second in the Central Districts T20 and Mike Shrimpton Trophy competitions. Atkinson was also the people’s choice for the Jeff Workman Memorial Award.

Wairarapa Ki Uta Ki Tai kapa haka roopu who Shari Taylor helped qualify for the nationals. PHOTO/FILE

Coach

Kaiarahi (coach of the year) was won by 2019 Heartland XV head coach, Mark Rutene. Rutene was also the assistant coach of the Horowhenua-Kapiti Heartland Championship team.

Team

The Maungariki Junior and Youth Darts team won the Te Roopu Hakinakina O Te Tau (Team of the Year) category. Nine of their junior and youth players represented the National Region 11 team at the nationals in Hastings. Club members won the girls’ junior singles, were runners-up in the mixed pairs and boys’ youth pairs and were junior youth semi-finalists.

Secondary schools

Wairarapa College student

Washed up Hollywood star, Jefferson Steele, played by Danny Clennott is flown to England to play King Lear at 'Stratford'. He gets a shock when he finds himself stuck in a small English village with a bunch of amateurs.

Josh Taylor’s outstanding year in athletics won him Tai Ohi Tane (secondary schoolboys) award. He won the 400m and scored three other placings at the national secondary schools’ athletics championships. At the New Zealand Track and Field Champs he placed third in the 400m and second in the long jump in the open para division. Taylor was named Athletics Wairarapa Para Athlete of the Year, Wellington Athletics Para Male Athlete of the Year and was the Wairarapa Times-Age Disabled Sports Personality of the Year. The Tai Ohi Wahine (secondary schoolgirls) went to Ocean Bartlett for her efforts in cricket and netball. Bartlett is a senior member of the St Matthew’s Collegiate

First XI cricket team who qualified for the national Gillette Venus Cup to be played next week. Bartlett was picked for the Central Districts Under-18 and Under-21 teams and the Hinds training squad. She was also in the St Matthew’s Premier A Netball team for the 2019 season.

Primary schools

Tai Tamariki Tane (primary and intermediate schoolboy) award was won by Genuine Savaliga. A member of the Wairarapa Spitfires baseball team, Savaliga was in the Wellington Under-12s for the Pony international tournament in Miyazaki, Japan. He is also a talented rugby player having gained selection in the Wairarapa-Bush Under-11 team.

New Zealand’s highest ranked junior girl’s darts player Reinga Ranger won the Tai Tamariki Wahine (primary and intermediate schoolgirl) award. Ranger represented Region 11 at four regional competitions culminating in her competing at a national level. Ranger won the junior girls singles title at the National Junior and Youth Darts Championships in Hastings.

HONOUR ROLL

Taumata Hakinakina Shari Taylor (Kapa haka) Tai Pakeke Tane James Goodger (rugby) and Paerata Abraham (shearing) Tai Pakeke Wahine Georgia Atkinson (cricket) Kaiarahi Mark Rutene (rugby) Tino Tautoko Shari Taylor (Kapa haka) Te Roopu Hakinakina O Te Tau Maungariki Junior and Youth Darts Tai Ohi Tane Josh Taylor (athletics) Tai Ohi Wahine Ocean Bartlett (cricket and netball) Tai Tamariki Tane Genuine Savaliga (baseball and rugby) Tai Tamariki Wahine Reinga Ranger (darts) Jeff Workman Memorial Award (People’s Choice) Georgia Atkinson

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