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Stars in her eyes EMILY IRELAND Carterton teenager Molly Armstrong loves to sing and dance. But with an array of intellectual and physical disabilities, the 13-year-old hasn’t had the opportunity to explore her passions – until now. Molly, an avid fan of David Bowie, Michael Jackson, and Elvis, lives with the challenges of having ADHD and autism, as well as being blind in one eye and visually impaired in the other. It has been tough over the years for Molly to engage with mainstream recreational services because of her disabilities, but with a new performance charity, StarJam, coming to town, Molly is geared up and ready to go. Her mother Beth has been instrumental in bringing StarJam to Wairarapa, a charity which offers children with disabilities weekly music workshops as well as performing gigs at community and private events. “As a parent of a child with disabilities, I am keenly aware of the lack of recreational services suitable for children with a disability,” Mrs Armstrong said. “Throughout Molly’s education, there have been several poorly made attempts to integrate her into mainstream sports and recreational activities. “Rather than thinking of her needs, she has had to conform to the needs of a mainstream group where she feels ‘more’ disabled and a burden to the rest

of the group. “This sets her up for failure, knocks her confidence and deters her from trying again.” Mrs Armstrong said there were many children like Molly living in Wairarapa who would “love to have the opportunity to attend a program like StarJam”. “This will be a wonderful opportunity for our children to socialise and also encourage their many wonderful musical talents.” She said many children with disabilities had a natural talent for music and it was a well-known fact that music is a therapy in its own right. “Molly lights up when she listens to her favourite music, she dances around the house and becomes visibly and physically more relaxed, happier and in tune with herself.

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It was a Friday afternoon when I met Carterton teenager Molly Armstrong. As I walked up the drive, an enthusiastic dog ran up to me for pats, barking. “His name is Elvis,” Molly called out. She was wearing a gorgeous black and white polka dotted dress with a bright pink sash. If her fashion sense was anything to go by, I knew the two of us would get on. Within minutes I was getting a tour of her bedroom, a sneak peek at the many dress-up costumes she had, and a detailed explanation of her glasses, which had rotating emojis on them she could change according to her mood. The 13-year-old was oozing confidence, and she radiated such a vibrant energy that was unmatched by most other teenagers I have met. But what struck me most was the level of self-awareness this girl had. “I have ADHD,” she said at the start of our interview. “It kind of makes it hard to concentrate, but it’s a lot better.” She went on to detail her interests, which included playing with her sister, playing the recorder, and playing the piano. “I’m pretty shy about singing,

but I like it,” she said. Before long I got talking to Molly’s mum, Beth, who shared her concerns about Molly growing up in Wairarapa. They had made the move here from Wellington in the hope that sending her to a smaller regional school would be better, more flexible and accommodating to her high needs. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case. “I had been advocating for her needs for the best part of eight years and we had moved between four schools because unfortunately the schools just weren’t supportive enough.” Molly’s parents were exhausted, and fortunately, when it was time for Molly to attend Wairarapa College, they were given much-needed reprieve with the school’s supported learning centre. Now, it’s a matter of overcoming Molly’s social hardships – there aren’t many girls her age in the centre. Beth said overcoming this problem may involve sending her to an all-girls boarding school in Nelson tailored specifically to meet the needs of students with complex learning needs. I would agree that this would be the best option for Molly, but at the same time, it saddens me to think how many other Wairarapa families are faced with this decision. Having an organisation like StarJam in the meantime will be a huge asset to Wairarapa, and I would encourage people to get behind it. FOR NEWS Editor Emily Ireland (06) 370 0925 midweek@age.co.nz

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Rotary District Assistant Governor John Stevenson, senior firefighter Justin Hudepohl, South Wairarapa Rotary president Mary Mason, firefighter Callum Tannant, fire operation support Chris Hooson, fire chief Bill Butzbach, and Rotary District Governor Mitchell Brown. PHOTO/EMILY IRELAND

New service vehicle embraced Martinborough’s newest vehicle in the town’s fire brigade fleet is a symbol of the partnership between the community and its volunteers. A total of $15,000 was donated by the South Wairarapa Rotary to go towards the purchase of the new service vehicle, which has been fitted out with a defibrillator, a medical kit, and stretcher.

Martinborough Fire Chief Bill Butzbach said the project was significant, “not only for Martinborough itself, but the whole of South Wairarapa”. “It’s a vehicle that was dreamed of by a committee of brigade members to provide us with more flexibility when dealing with callouts. “It’s mainly about incident support, but there’s also a

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medical response dimension to it as well.” He said Rotary had been a “very strong” supporter of the brigade and “we appreciate what they have done for us”. He said the brigade would be sharing the resource across the region – “We would be quite selfish to keep this to ourselves”.


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Cancer survivor inspires cycle EMILY IRELAND A gruelling trip on the highest cyclable road in the world was inspired by the perseverance of a Martinborough cancer survivor. Mother-of-three Allie Hiemstra was diagnosed with breast cancer almost a year ago to the day. After going through three surgeries, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, she realised she had more resilience and strength than she thought she did – “you have to call on your inner strength to get through those kinds of situations in your life”. It was this attitude which was the cornerstone of her brother Peter Hiemstra’s cycling fundraiser in South America. “It was my second chemo therapy session and we were sitting in the hospital cafeteria and Pete said, Allie, I’ve got this thing planned and I really want to do this bike ride and do something for you and the cancer society – I’m looking at getting some sponsorship or donations. “It blew me away and made me feel very proud as a sister.” Allie said the Wairarapa Cancer Society had done so much for her during her treatment that “it was nice to think we were doing something to give back as a family”. Peter completed a sea to 5777m cycle trip from the coast in Chile up to the col on Cerro Uturunco which is thought to be the highest ridable road in the world. He was well prepared for the trip both physically and mentally, knowing there would be many challenging aspects such as extreme cold conditions, strong head winds and risk of altitude sickness. “To acclimatize, I hired a 4WD, which also required an accompanying guide, and from the point where cars cannot go further, climbed 500m to the top of Uturunco at 6,008m,” Peter said. “This also allowed me to gauge the condition of the road and drop off some emergency camping gear at about 5,300m.

The Hiemstra family. From left, Anneke, Henk, Allie and Peter. PHOTO/EMMA TAYLOR

There were certainly some tough moments on the bike for Peter, particularly on the final push to the high point. “I had a poignant moment near the top, when I realised I could still turn back if I wanted to – I never considered this – but that Allie didn’t have the same luxury with cancer. “The last section, which was one of the hardest because of the extreme high altitude, became just a little bit more bearable after that.” Allie said she was “super proud” of her brother’s efforts, and wanted to use the opportunity to stress the importance of breast cancer awareness. “I had no family history of cancer so I was really shocked when I was diagnosed. “There are also a lot of visual changes

Peter Hiemstra on day 15 bike of the ride up to 5777m on the volcano Uturuncu, reputedly the highest point in the world you can ride a bike. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

other than a lump that people should be aware of – I couldn’t find a lump at all… It was more like an indentation.”

“I’d really like to stress the importance of being vigilant and checking yourself regularly, if you notice any change go and get yourself checked out.” So far Peter has raised more than $7000 on his Everyday Hero page: https://give.everydayhero.com/nz/seato-mountain-5800m-south-americanchallenge. Although Peter has completed his cycle trip the page will remain open until the end of February. • Donations from Peter’s cycle trip will go on to maintain Wairarapa cancer community support services. • For more information on breast cancer awareness, visit breastcancerfoundation.org.nz.

Starjam provides opportunity for friendship CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 “This brings a sense of calm and regulation to her mind and body that no other type of recreational activity can provide.” Most of all, Mrs Armstrong was looking forward to the possibility of Molly making friends with other children her age, similar to her.

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“Molly doesn’t have the opportunity to make friends… she is becoming more selfaware that she is different to other people, and I think it is really starting to chip away at her confidence. “She is more anxious, she gets pretty down about it, and she does cry about it sometimes that she wishes she had friends…That is really heart-breaking.” StarJam CEO Mary Ansell, said for some time now the organisation had

recognised a “massive need” for its workshops to be rolled out to the smaller regions. StarJam will be opening two initial weekly evening workshops in singing and dancing, each with places for 12 young children aged 6 – 25. Each workshop has a paid tutor and 2-3 volunteers, overseen by the Wellington Regional Programmes Coordinator. A meeting will be held for all interested

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Reaching out in hardships EMILY IRELAND

A Masterton woman who was lifted out of her financial struggles is urging others to ask for help if they need it. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, was one of the first clients taken on by Connecting Communities’ Budgeting service last year, after being referred to the service by WINZ. “There were a few tears when I came in. My financial situation, I thought, was so bad,” the woman said. “I had come to a dead end with the bills. “All I was doing was going to work and paying my bills. There wasn’t a lot left after that.” Within minutes of offloading the emotional baggage that came with the struggle, the woman felt a weight had been lifted off her shoulders, and with the help of a budget advisor she was able

to consolidate her debt, leaving her with more money at the end of the week. Though, it didn’t come easy. The woman was turned down by a bank, and said she was up to “Plan F” by the time she had success with managing her finances. “I still remember when we went to one bank and they just declined. “I came out, and I was wild, I was frustrated, and I could feel tears running in my eyes.” The woman said these setbacks, and others were made easier to overcome with the support of an advocate. Glenda Seville, the coordinator of Connecting Communities’ Building Financial Capability division has been advocating for the woman from the beginning. She said it was common to see finance companies discriminate and take

advantage of vulnerable clients. “When we have conversations with finance companies, we put them on speaker phone so our clients know what is going on and what is being said. “But we have done it the other way around too and witnessed conversations with our clients where they are given such a hard time. “Once the finance company realises the client is sitting with a finance advisor, the tone just changes. “I’ve had one situation where a client has been told a minimum repayment was $20, and then I start talking to the finance company, and all of a sudden the minimum repayment is $5. “That $15 margin can make a huge difference to people who are struggling.” Ms Seville said each person’s financial situation was different, but that everyone could benefit from reaching out for help

from Connecting Communities. “We look at where cuts can be made and where things can be changed, making sure people have done their tax returns, talking to debt providers, making repayments lower… it’s all around planning your budget, planning your meals, and education. “Money is such a taboo subject. “It’s so easy to get yourself into debt by just not knowing what the consequences of loaning are. “The more that people talk about finance and hardships, the more we can address the problem in our community.” • If you or someone you know needs help from the Connecting Communities social services team, contact glenda@ connectingcommunities.org.nz or call on (06) 377 3115.

Something for everyone Once again, the Martinborough Fair went off without a hitch. Thousands of people flooded to Memorial Square on Saturday for the bi-annual event, which was launched in 1977. Rain held off, however, wind had some stallholders frantically holding down merchandise to keep it from flying away. Rotary Club of South Wairarapa president Mary Mason said all the proceeds from the day went into the Martinborough Fair Trust, which sent the funds back into the community through donations and grants. About 50 Rotarians volunteered their time, with many other service clubs taking part, to ensure the event ran smoothly. Mrs Mason said the club was looking forward to the next fair, which would be held on March 3. Times-Age photographer JADE CVETKOV was in Martinborough to catch the action.

About 500 stalls were laid out around the Square and surrounding streets.

The Kahukura family from Masterton at their first Martinborough Fair.

Five-year-old Harry hitches a ride with dad, Nathan Garthwaite.

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Bud E Beaver, a giant 30m beaver special-shaped balloon, weighs more than 320kg. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

Beaver takes to the skies It’s not often a 30m tall beaver takes flight. But Wairarapa people will be lucky enough to catch the phenomenon this Easter Weekend during the 2018 Wairarapa Balloon Festival. The second special-shaped balloon to be announced, Bud E Beaver, weighs more than 320kg. It will join Iwi the Kiwi, an impressive seven-storey high balloon. Bud E Beaver was “born” in Montana in August 2003 from another special shape balloon called Mr Potato Head. It took more than six months to complete and while in New Zealand, Bud E Beaver will be piloted by Colin Graham, who began his career at the age of 15, though his passion for the sport began when he was just a toddler. An experienced pilot, Mr Graham obtained his commercial license at the age of 18, has flown in 33 US states, six countries and cannot wait to fly again in New Zealand – attending both the Wairarapa and Waikato Balloon Festivals. Festival organiser Robyn CherryCampbell said having two eye-catching, special-shaped balloons at the festival would be exciting for spectators. She said they would join several other

colourful hot air balloons, creating a magical sight in the skies. While the 2018 festival will be held over Easter weekend, it will open with a mass ascension balloon lift off at 7am at Carrington Park in Carterton on Thursday, March 29. Other events will include the Tranzit Burner Parades in Greytown and Carterton, the Property Brokers’ Park to Paddock flight on Good Friday, the popular Resene Splash n Dash at Henley Lake on Saturday and later that evening, the Trust House Night Glow at Solway Showgrounds, where family entertainment is provided and tethered balloons light up the night sky. There will also be an opportunity to observe the skill of the pilots as they attempt to drop markers on targets in Martinborough Square at Meander over Martinborough on Easter Sunday before the festival concludes at Queen Elizabeth Park in Masterton for the Final Flight on Easter Monday. • Ballooning is weather-dependent so decisions can only be made on the day. • To see whether the balloons are flying, visit www.facebook.com/ WairarapaBalloonFestival.

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Driving Trials, the competitors undertake a marathon of up to 17km, which includes a 7km – 8km course around the showgrounds and adjacent farmland, in a set time, followed by the most exciting part of the competition, the marathon obstacles. In this second phase of the marathon, the drivers must negotiate their horse and carriage at speed, around five obstacles, through gates that must be driven in strict sequence. All sizes of horse and pony can compete, from miniature horses, through the various pony heights, to horses. The carriages or gigs used in competitions are normally built for speed and safety. The stately carriages and gigs associated with the pre-motorcar era, are generally reserved for show events such as A & P Shows. All are welcome to attend the Combined Driving Trials on Saturday February 10 between 9am and 2pm, and on Sunday February 11 from 9am – 11 am at the Clareville Showgrounds. Entry is free.


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Mix of luck and strategy Soapbox Mike Osborne

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positions. Unlike chess which is a deterministic game, backgammon is stochastic (I’ve been dying to use that word). In other words, backgammon has the random element of the throws of the dice. This makes the progression of the game unexpected and the position and advantage can change on a single throw. Players have to be alert to the position at all times as the next throw could change everything.

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It’s the random element that makes backgammon such a fascinating and potentially infuriating game quite apart from any trash talk. One of the first things you notice is that a better player seems to be luckier with their rolls of the dice. They aren’t: but the moves they make create more openings as they play to the odds. In golfer Gary Player’s words, “the harder I work the luckier I get.”

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February can be a hard time on the garden, as traditionally it’s one of the hottest times, and sometimes with the heat it’s hard to get motivated to do anything at all! But if you want your garden to thrive - and stay alive & healthy, then there’s a few bits and pieces you should be doing. FEBRUARY SOWING

February is a good month to sow the “inbetweener vegetables” such as beetroot, silverbeet, carrots & radishes and keep rotation of your leafy greens going. Prepare the soil well for best results (dig in some Tui Vegetable Mix and some ican Organic Vegetable Food (exclusive to GardenBarn). You can begin to sow your winter vegies such as broccoli, cabbages & caulis. There are many beautiful flowers you can sow this month such as: Cinerarias, Calendulas, Delphiniums & Hollyhocks just to name a few. We have a huge range of seeds here at GardenBarn, from Kings, Mr Fothergill, Yates, and don’t forget our exclusive brand ican … these are top of the line seeds that have been selected by the experts.

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We all like to eat, even if it’s hot, and our plants are no exception! You can feed Citrus, Azaleas, Rhodos & Camellias (they’re gearing up for their big show)! It’s a good idea to water the area well first, and if your plants are in containers ensure the fertiliser is safe for this. Citrus will need a good watering routine to grow plump fruit with lots of juice & fl avour.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Vote fails Carterton teen ELISA VORSTER

Most people are lucky enough to be unaware of a life where their ability to speak relies completely on the generosity of total strangers donating $1100 per month towards medication. This is the stark reality for Grace Yeats of Carterton, who went with her mother to Parliament last Wednesday in support of the first reading of Green Party MP Chloe Swarbrick’s medicinal cannabis bill. Since 2015, Grace has been approved the use of a medicinal cannabis spray called Sativex, which her mother Tracy Yeats accredited to her daughter regaining the ability to speak, as well as reducing her severe spasms. However, the drug costs about $1100 per month. Had the bill passed, it would have been a step closer towards Mrs Yeats being able to grow her own cannabis plant for her daughter’s medicinal purposes. “It’s $1100 that isn’t there” Mrs Yeats said. “I rely on the generosity of people in the community.” In 2012, Grace was airlifted to Starship Children’s hospital after becoming gravely ill with what has since been diagnosed as Anti dopamine 2 Receptor Antibody Encephalitis - a condition which affects only 13 people worldwide. The illness left her unable to sit, walk, talk or eat, and caused her to suffer from severe dystonia, or muscle spasms. She was only 10 years old at the time. Now 14, Grace is very aware of the issues being discussed in Parliament and was accompanied by her mother and her carer at the reading of the bill last week. Just getting into the building was a struggle, as Grace’s wheelchair is angled and her legs cannot bend, making it difficult

to fit inside the regular elevators. After some persistence and the use of a side alley and a service lift, Grace was finally able to sit in the public gallery. Her mother said the reading went on for quite some time and it was “probably good she wasn’t there” to hear the result. As the bill failed to pass its first reading, Mrs Yeats was left with no other option but to continue to “beg” people to keep helping her fund the unregistered, unfunded drug. She admitted she was unsure if Grace would again lose the ability to talk if she could no longer take Sativex, and the money raised two years ago via her Givealittle page was running out. “The figure on the page reflects funds from two years ago. “We still have some left but I don’t want to get down to the last month and have nothing left.” She confessed she was initially unsure what she thought about medicinal cannabis but after researching its benefits she decided she was “leaving no stone unturned.” Mrs Yeats admitted the bill was “quite liberal” and wouldn’t be practical for all New Zealanders, but she was capable and willing to grow the plant which could be much more effective for Grace’s unique symptoms. “All I want to do is give her a decent life. “This is what she’s got, and this is what she’s got to live with, and I’m just trying to give her the best.” She would continue to follow a similar, but less far-reaching, Labour bill which would allow the use of medicinal cannabis for those terminally ill, in hope it would be amended to help people like Grace. Of the Wairarapa-based MPs, Labour’s Kieran McAnulty voted for the bill, while National’s Alastair Scott and NZ First’s Ron Mark voted against.

Tracy Yeats, left, Grace Yeats, and her carer Rachel.

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The new face of one of Carterton’s most historic buildings was revealed last week as the scaffolding was pulled down from Wakelin’s Flour Mill. Pedestrians stopped to take photos and vehicles slowed to get a better look at a building which had been long overdue for a revamp. The biggest surprise was the emergence of the original mill name, painted along the top of the building along with the date the mill was transferred to High St. Among those taking photos was Lorraine Cameron, who was “thrilled” the building had been restored. “It’s far nicer than I imagined, the owner has done a fantastic job. “It’s just what Carterton needs.” Now retired, Mrs Cameron had lived in

The new look of Wakelin’s Flour Mill in Carterton. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER

St Mark’s Anglican Church. The building was in danger of being demolished in 1996 until protests from the community resulted in its heritage values being recognised. It is classified as a Category One historic building by Heritage New Zealand. The new owner, Siobhan Jephson, will be using the building for residential purposes, although the interior is yet to be restored.

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Carterton since she was born and previously owned a bed and breakfast on Philip Street. She recalled her sister going on a school trip through the mill back when it was still in operation. “I’ve looked at the building as we’ve walked past and thought it looked like it was falling down — I dreaded the thought of it being pulled to bits,” Mrs Cameron said. Carterton’s Mayor John Booth was also impressed with the building’s new look. “The vertical strips at the southern end are a different colour which sets it off really nicely” he said. “It’s gone from looking rather dilapidated to looking really smart — it’s lovely to see the old timber restored.” The mill was constructed in 1865 by Thomas Bennett, who also built Carterton Town Hall, the town’s first court house, and

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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Raising healthy kids that thrive Raising healthy children is often a matter of going back to the basics of eating well, being active and getting plenty of sleep. If you’re concerned about your child’s weight or how active they are, there are lots of simple things you could do to help. n Make it fun – make exercise more fun with trips to the park or pool, a bounce on a trampoline or a walk along the beach. n Do a deal – make a contract with your child about how much screen time they can have each week. n Try something new – look for fun activities to try out such as kite ˜ying or exploring a di°erent playground. n Replace rewards – reward your child with hugs or an activity rather than sweets and other food treats. n Swap it out – instead of short car trips, try walking, biking or scootering with your child. n Make take-outs homemade – try making takeaway food such as burgers, pizza and oven wedges at home for a healthier option.

n Involve the wh˝nau – try to do something fun and active as a family each week. Kids are more likely to join in if others are involved.

n Keep it regular – have a regular bedtime routine and wake up time. This helps children understand when it’s time to sleep.

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Back to school time! Starting back at school can be an unsettling time for some children. Take the time to walk your child into school and get to know their teacher. Get lunchboxes, uniforms and school bags organised in time so you don’t need to rush and talk to them about their day.

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Planetary alignment Nick Sault Sky Watch

Tomorrow morning, we have a planetary and lunar line up. Unfortunately, you are going to have to get up early for this one, before 5am, but it could be worth it if the sky is clear. We have the moon, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn lined up across the eastern sky. High in the north east is the nearly halfmoon. You can’t miss that one. Next morning, the moon won’t have the same alignment, though the planets will be more or less in the same configuration as on subsequent nights. Cast your eye high towards the southeast and you can’t miss Jupiter. After the moon, it will be the brightest thing in the sky. A further step towards the south east and you should see the arrow-like head of the scorpion. Mars is just east of the head of Scorpius, and if you have a clear sky, you will see its reddish colour. Just south of that, and still high in the sky due east of the scorpion’s head, is the red star Antares, which is always good for comparing the redness of it to Mars. Of course, the comparison ends with the colour. Mars is about one-seventh the volume of Earth, while you could fit hundreds of millions of Earths into the super-giant star

The Sun compared to four typical large stars.

Antares. In the picture, our sun is no bigger than a full stop, and on this scale, Mars and Earth would be microscopic. A nine-month space flight to Mars sounds quite daunting, but compared to Antares, it’s like one step out of your front door compared to a trip to UK. While you have the two red objects, Mars and Antares, close in line of sight, see if you can visualise in 3D that the star is millions of times further away. Sometimes I can seem to sense that apparent depth of space, but in reality our

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depth vision does not work beyond 50 metres or so. Without the prior knowledge of the distances involved, nobody would have known that the planet and star were separated by vast distances. Finally, the line-up extends to Saturn. From the head of Scorpius, follow its body south to its curly tail – it is one of those constellations that actually looks something like the name suggests. Then Saturn is due east of the scorpion’s tail, towards the horizon. Up next: Northern sky display.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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Tramp to Waiorongomai Hut SANDRA BURLES

and down the river banks. A falcon flew overhead, plenty of kereru were in the trees and we heard warblers singing. We reached the 4-bunk hut for lunch, perching outside on logs and camping chairs for our picnic. The hut, which is mainly used as an overnight destination for hunters, was clean and tidy if a bit musty due to a lack of recent visitors. On the return trip we met three walkers, also heading in to the hut on a day trip. Back to the car-park by the same route, and home via Featherston and a welcome ice-cream. A good trip for a hot day.

For the first day tramp for 2018, Janet, Jean, Desiree, Denise, Nigel, Jason and Sandra met in Masterton and car-pooled to the road end south of Featherston at Waiorongomai Station. Sheep were grazing in the paddock where we left the cars, enjoying the shade under the trees. The walk started through a small patch of native bush and then down the river bank into the river bed itself. The walk continued upstream spending most of the time rock hopping in the river bed with multiple crossings of the Waiorongomai river, interspersed with shortcuts through stands of Manuka and a lovely area on Miro. Triangles directed us across bush covered terraces, with nikau palms, orchids and fungi growing alongside the track. There were ropes to help us clamber up

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Volunteering in retirement

“Growing Great Volunteer Teams” presented by Exult on 8 March 9am to 3pm at Carterton Events Centre. If you are a Wairarapa organisation the cost is $50 per person, please contact Jill Greathead on 06 929 0960 or 0274 884 376 if you are interested in joining us.

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Laurie Williams is now retired after a career in education as a teacher and principal taking him as far as the Middle East and to many countries in the South Pacific. Back in Masterton, Laurie is as busy as ever serving the community wherever he feels his skills can be of service to the community. He first volunteered as a teacher with Catholic Education in 1970, and more recently was with Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) in the Solomon Islands. Chairperson of both Abbeyfield and the East Side Community Group, committee member for Te Awhina Cameron Community House and volunteering for Connecting Communities in building financial capacity, Laurie believes that “giving a hand is a good Kiwi thing”. “We are all called to serve and we all have skills to offer others.” Laurie visited Volunteering Wairarapa to meet Philip Williams who was keen to explore the role of repairs and maintenance volunteer that Abbeyfield had requested through our service. Both men hit it off immediately and Philip started working with Laurie the following day. For Abbeyfield, Philip can help those senior citizens keep their affordable accommodation up to date and feel that

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Laurie Williams and Philip Williams.

he is helping others which is his reason for volunteering. Laurie can leave those maintenance issues to Philip and get on with other things that need doing. During this year, Volunteering Wairarapa will write a weekly column showcasing our organisations and the people who serve our community.

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It is their service that helps to build the “heart” in our Wairarapa communities. If you have a story about volunteering that you wish to share, give me a call on 0274 884 376.

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WATER-MART WAIRARAPA CELEBRATING NEW OWNERSHIP

Continuing on a family tradition

New Owner for a Long standing Wairarapa Business Water-Mart Wairarapa has a new owner and is now under new management. Richard & Veronica McNaughton have purchased the business from Rod and Prue Miller. “I always knew I would enjoy it – and I do, “says Richard. “It’s challenging, but very rewarding”. Richard is deeply grateful to the previous owners, Rod and Prue Miller for the opportunity and their support. “They’ve been very supportive over the transition period. “It’s a big business with many moving parts and is a lot for a new owner to get their head around,” says Richard. Water-Mart has a large market share and is the main provider of plumbing, drainlaying, gas ÿ tting and rooÿ ng

services in the Wairarapa. Richard intends to ensure it maintains its market position by building a reputation for exceptional customer service and has put systems in place that support the large team, and to ensure that our customers’ expectations are met – and exceeded.

to take Water-Mart to the next level.

at the end of the day.

“My background certainly drew me to Water-Mart as a business opportunity and is an area I’m really interested in and thought I could add value to,” says Richard.

His wife, Veronica, is a teacher at Hadlow, daughter, Pippa, is 6 and his son, Ryan, is 10.

Having said that, Richard is also very aware of his role in leading and supporting the team.

We are members of the Master Plumbers’ and the Rooÿ ng Association “I’ve been very lucky to inherit a of New Zealand and stand behind fantastic team of professionals and our work with the Master Plumbers’ my focus will be on supporting guarantee. them in their roles, investing in Richard has extensive experience in our apprentices and creating property development and managing opportunities for our sta° to grow sta° of around 100 people through and develop personally. That is my key another business. priority,” says Richard. Having completed signiÿ cant multisection developments and working with many developers, Richard and his team are in an excellent position

Running a business like Water-Mart is full on and you might think Richard is too busy for anything else in his life! But family is absolutely his top priority

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Richard’s step-daughter, Natasha, already works within the business and is the company Accountant. Richard hopes his younger children will follow suit, but it will be up to them when they are ready. Add family into the mix and Richard can’t possibly have time for anything else, right? Wrong. Somehow he squeezes in his other passion – sport. To switch o° from work Richard trains as a triathlete! But Water-Mart is front and centre for Richard at the moment – as he himself says, “The buck stops with me”.

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WATER-MART

WAIRARAPA CELEBRATING NEW OWNERSHIP

Technology puts customers first Implementing a new IT system has certainly had its challenges. On 1 October 2017 the old system was merged with our new system and the process did not go according to plan. We then engaged the assistance of Richard Oh from Ohnyx IT services, and our Accountants Osborne Group. “Melanie Edwards from Osborne Group has been vital and has worked closely with Natasha. Gavin and Jason from Osborne Group have also been a huge help and we thank them for that,” says Richard. At Water-Mart it’s not uncommon for multiple phone lines to be ringing at the same time – It’s like a mini call center. The timing is perfect for Water-Mart as it is growing fast and the technology we are putting in place will help us manage the workload, deliver and provide top service to our customers. It is important that we put systems and processes in place that ensure the customer experience is a pleasant one.

Automated systems also mean that time will be freed up in the office enabling the administration team to focus on our customers rather than manual processes. Checklists have been developed so no stone is left unturned. Richard is conscious that technology is only as good as the people behind it. “I believe in hiring the best people, paying them well and investing in them” says Richard. One of the most satisfying aspects of rolling out our IT project has been seeing a new

found confidence the staff have developed with technology.

this is my pet project and I am spending a fair bit of my time on it” says Richard.

Training and development is also key not only to Water-Mart but to the industry as a whole. Richard takes his role as an employer and industry leader very seriously when it comes to bringing young talent through and training them. “We live in a growing and thriving region and Water-Mart is a key employer. I believe in developing and growing our young people and offer apprenticeships across our range of services,

Water-Mart covers the costs associated with the apprenticeships, and also sends its staff on courses to keep their skills current and to a high standard. With a significant investment in both technology and people, Water-Mart is poised to go from strength to strength and customers and clients will see that reflected in a streamlined and exceptionally high level of customer service.

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OUR TEAM

Fresh new faces at Water-Mart Water-Mart has hired two new people to join the Water-Mart team.

Sam Buck

BATHROOM DESIGN AND SALES CONSULTANT Samantha (Sam) Buck is a specialist in bathroom design & plumbing retail products. She is currently working on an upgrade to the Water-Mart showroom to showcase the latest in bathroom design and product trends.

Alastair McDonald is our design and plumbing estimator. Alastair works closely with Nick Miller and Charlie Horsham, who manage the plumbing team, by supervising our plumbers out in the ÿ eld and interacting with our clients. Alastair will be the point of contact for our builder /developer clients, and is responsible for pricing larger commercial jobs. Alastair was a plumbing inspector at the Masterton District Council. “We are thrilled to have Alastair on board.

“Sam is a great addition to our team,” says Richard.

“Alastair’s previous experience will be invaluable, and he has a genuine desire to make sure the customers needs are meet” says Richard.

“She’s got a friendly and approachable nature and is an expert in the huge range of products we have available”.

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Meet the Water-Mart Wairarapa team OFFICE TEAM RICHARD MCNAUGHTON MANAGING DIRECTOR

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From domestic to commercial, industrial and rural, home maintenance, effluent systems, renovations and all new work - we have a specialist to give advice on which solution is most suitable for your needs. Water-Mart Wairarapa’s scope of work includes but is not limited to: • All pipework and installations on new builds • Bathroom and Laundry Renovations • Hot water cylinder maintenance and installation • Sink, toilet, tapware or shower repairs and installation • Dishwasher & waste disposal Installation • Kitchen tapware including instant boiling/ chilled tapware • Water Filter maintenance and installation • Leak and blockage detection • Pipe repairs and replacement • Roofing, Flashing, Down pipes, Gutters & Spouting • Waste & Water Pumps • Gas fire, water heating or home heating maintenance and installation • Solar water Systems • Underfloor heating • Emergency plumbing - 7 days a week Customer service and satisfaction is our number one priority, match this with a

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Is your roof tired, faded, dented or rusty? Does the cosmetic look of your existing roof leave you completely underwhelmed? If you are looking to lift the aesthetic look of your home or commercial property whether are wanting to sell or not, nothing can be a quicker, brighter face lift for your property than replacing the roof with a metal roofing solution. Not only are you investing in a profound refurbishment of your property using quality and long lasting metal material but also investing in its protection as a new roof eliminates: • Structural weakness • Leaks • Mould • Damaged ceilings Sleek new lines and a refreshed street appeal are now apparent and if selling, only adds to the maximum amount sought in a sale. It now has wow factor! We are the experts in bringing to life the largest part of a residential property or commercial building, the roof. We only work with quality roofing materials to ensure you receive best value for money and with licensed tradesmen so you ultimately have a long lasting, aesthetically

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Finding the thought of organising your upcoming bathroom project a little overwhelming? What product to choose, what will work within the space or existing set outs, what tradies do you need and in which order, and most importantly where to start!? Our specialist Bathroom Design and Sales consultant Sam can put your mind at ease and take all the hard work and stress out of your hands. With over 8 years experience in the industry Sam can guide you through the process, from concept to completion, with a full compliment of tradespeople working with or alongside our team we can offer complete project management for your project. For Sam attention to detail is paramount, communication is key and only the very best solution for your specific requirements is acceptable. Utilising her vast product knowledge and working alongside local suppliers using reputable brands with market leading warranties, Water-Mart Wairarapa can provide you with the perfect bathroom for your needs.

Heating A warm home is one of life’s simple pleasures, and an essential element for a healthy home. But choosing the right solution can be confusing. Water-Mart offer a one-stopshop for heating, giving you the ability to compare options and get expert advice on what form of heating will be the most cost-effective and efficient for your unique situation. For Wood Burners we take pride in supporting NZ made products offering a large range of market leading brands inculding Yunca, Pyrolitic, and Masport. Call in today and speak with either Charlie or Dianne our in-house experts on what fire to purchase for your home.

Drainlaying From domestic to commercial, industrial and rural our drainlayers are simply the best in the business. Home maintenance, effluent systems, renovations and all new work can be covered by us. In fact, if its stormwater or a septic system Water-Mart Wairarapa are the people to help you from design concepts to completion.

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Gasfitting

Working alongside market leading brands like Rinnai, Rheem and Masport we are able to offer a wide range of gas heating and hot water options for your consideration. All associated pipe and valve work necessary can be installed by Water-Mart, completing the job with a Certificate of Compliance. We are the service agents in the Wairarapa for Rinnai, Delonghi, Fisher & Paykel, Smeg, Parmco and other leading brands.

Water-Mart Wairarapa Ltd are able to supply a wide range of filters to meet your needs. We can supply and install filtration systems for domestic, commercial, agricultural, education and medical applications. We can also provide and install domestic and commercial instant hot water taps with filtered ambient, cold or sparkling options.

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Creating an ambience with a unique fireplace in your home Water-Mart has a huge array of heating and fires available to suit every possible heating need. There is nothing better than a warm and cosy home. Summer might not seem like the ideal time to be thinking of fires but Water-Mart have some great ideas about how to create an atmosphere in your home with fires all year round. Outdoor fires are very popular to create that beautiful ambience for evening barbeques outdoors. When building your home thinking about a fire in the early stages of planning can really help define your home’s layout and create a point of difference. Water-Mart stocks a number of ranges of fires including Bosca, Fires by Design, Masport, Rinnai and many more. They are best known for their exclusive rights to Pyroclassic Fires. Pyroclassic Fires are unique in several ways – particularly for their wonderful colour

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options and longer log burning time. Pyroclassic Fires are also the environmentally conscious choice because they emit only half the level of carbon than other clean air log burners. Pyroclassic Fires are the first wood fire manufacturer to achieve carboNZero certification in the world. The fires come in two sizes – mini and IV – and can be fitted with a wetback to heat water. The top surface of the fires can also be used for cooking purposes making it a truly versatile addition to any home. Pop in to Water-Mart and chat to Di Hunter our Customer Service Team Leader about how to create a wonderful atmosphere with a gorgeous fire in your home today.


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Mixing business and community outcomes Richard has always believed in helping out the community wherever he can and since taking over Water-Mart on 1 August 2017 he has already put a significant community project in to action. The Water-Mart Charitable Trust will be building a home for the benefit of the community. The Trust has already purchased a section and along with fellow trustee, Brady Bingham, Water-Mart will oversee the build using a number of like-minded local businesses to keep costs low and return a dividend to the community. Water-Mart will provide their services at cost – from plumbing and roofing to drainlaying and

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An artists impression of the home to be built for the benefit of the community.

will project manage the build. At this point Richard would like to thank the support of Kim McCabe from WBS for the funding, Penny Elliot from Taverner Keys in preparing the Trust Deed for us free of charge, and Brady Bingham from Harcourts in doing a lot of the background work on this project. Once built and sold, the Trust hopes to raise between $150,000 and $200,000 for community projects. Richard and Brady will oversee the disbursement of funds to worthy causes.

The scope of the trust deed is to support sport and education in the Wairarapa. The Trust has already confirmed $50,000 support to the boxing gym that is to be run by Lawrence Titter. Richard met Brady when he first moved to the Wairarapa and they soon realised they had similar values when it came to a community-minded projects. “We have developed a friendship over time and realised we were both in a position to make a difference in our community.

Richard has recently dragged Brady along to early morning swim sessions, and has booked him in for a 3.2km ocean swim in April 2018, as we are both the kind of people to think ‘why not?’ While Brady is more concerned about the sharks at Mount Maunganui, the training will be done and the job finished” says Richard. Construction will start on the Charitable Trust house in the middle of this year and hopefully be complete by the end of 2018.

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Stay sun-smart PHOTO/JAKE IWANICA NEPTUNE PHOTOGRAPHY

Super shot

Cloud cover ruined most Wairarapa people’s chances of gawking at a rare display of the moon last week. But one photographer, Jake Iwanica of Neptune Photography was lucky to capture the phenomenon in all its glory at Castlepoint. A “super blue blood moon eclipse” was expected to be visible above Kiwi skies between midnight and about 2.30am last Wednesday night. The last time such a celestial trifecta of “super”, “blue”, and “blood” moons occurred was in March 1866.

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Sole Food

Shirley Nightingale

A radio announcer stated on the day Dunedin got the drought, flood and fire events that “nature has shown us she is in charge’ and that really is accurate. Truly daunted by the extremes of weather, I have been unable to get stuck into the gardening and am instead forced to read a book. Fortunately I love reading so it’s not a hardship. My current book also shows how amazing nature is, although this time within the human body. It is ‘The secret life of fat’ and is absolutely fascinating and very appropriate for me! I did not know that fat is an organ of the body and is absolutely essential for life – it even talks to the other organs and controls their behaviour. For instance a minimum of 22 per cent body fat is essential before you can conceive – I think I can comfortably fit within that amount!

This is a really easy book to read and is so interesting. You can borrow it from Martinborough Library when it comes back from the pile of books beside my bed. Despite the weather there are some great things we can do in this lovely and special part of the country. Mt Holdsworth has a great river to swim in as well as bush walks. Patuna has the glow worms and outdoor stuff to do and Martinborough’s Round the Vines is coming up on March 18. I recently discovered that Greater Wellington Regional Council has more than 50 free activities during summer in the regional parks. Many are in the Hutt or Wainui but some are in our area. They also have a nature photography competition running. Check out the website http:// www.gw.govt.nz/summerevents/. Of course the balloon festival is coming up, but we have a month or so to fill in enjoying summer before then, so why not go out to Stonehenge and learn all about the celestial bodies, then head out to the beach. Apparently it has been a

The nurse from the Vein and Skin Clinic will be at Amberlee Beauty on Monday 12 February

fantastic summer along the coast so far this year. One way to see the backroads out to the coast is to join the 4 Wheel Drive day on February 11. Bring your own SUV and drive through private farms on roads you never normally get to go down. Sounds great fun but no good if you have a normal family car or you may get stuck in nature’s own mud. Whatever you are doing, remember to put sunscreen on, keep covered up and wear a hat. Schools please do not make children sit out in the sun without adequate shade, clothes or hat and allow them to get sunburnt. It is just too dangerous when nature has withdrawn the benefit of an ozone layer from us and we are at severe risk of melanoma. I don’t want my children growing up with that risk and I’m sure no one else does either – watching school sports in the heat of the day is not important enough to risk sunburn (yes, you guessed it, my son came home from school today with severe sunburn). Have a good week, stay out of the sun and enjoy the ‘summer’ because all too soon nature will throw another winter at us!

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Look before you leap into it WAIRARAPA Been offered a get rich quick scheme lately? It is easy to be attracted to a scheme that promises you can make big money quickly. Where you are invited to pay to join the scheme it is usually a Pyramid Selling Scheme. A Pyramid scheme can take many forms, but most of them have the same things in common. They offer a financial return based on the payments made by new recruits whom you are expected to bring into the scheme in the same way you were recruited. So, you pay to join, they pay to join, they get others to pay to join, and each time this happens the people who are at the top get a cut of the fee. There may or may not be a product involved, if so it usually has little or no resale value. The people at the top are the only ones to make any real money. In a small community like Masterton you will soon run out of people you can get to join, and possibly soon run out of friends. The promoters may tell you that you can make $10,000 a month, they don’t tell you that only two or three of the first people to join can make that kind of money.

Another kind of Pyramid Scheme is the old chain letter scheme. In this case you are asked to send money to the sender, and also to send the letter on to perhaps 10 other people, who will supposedly send you money in return. The Fair Trading Act 2014 specifically prohibits Pyramid schemes. They are illegal in New Zealand. Multi-level marketing schemes are different. In multi-level marketing, participants earn commission from selling real products. Customers of these schemes can buy the product without paying a joining fee. Income is limited by the number of sales, not by the number of recruits. They have a vested interest in providing on-going training and support. These schemes are not illegal. Any scheme must not exaggerate the earnings that participants are likely to make. Be wary of joining schemes where the promotional literature contains testimonials of high earnings from people who are not easily available for possible checking, or one that suggests that “this is not a get rich quick” scheme. Any scheme you take part in should have an actual physical address, email and phone number that you can (and

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Twenty years a Black Seed Kiwi musical icons the Black Seeds play Masterton on 9 February. Steve Rendle catches up with founder Barnaby Weir and ÿ nds the years have done nothing to dull his enthusiasm.

I’m cold-calling Barnaby Weir of the Black Seeds at 5.30pm on a Friday night. It’s not a very rock’n’roll time of the week, but I got his cellphone number from his cousin and thought I’d give it a go. It’s not how promotional interviews usually happen. Normally, you talk to an agent who sets up a time and you get your 10 minutes, and are reminded a minute from the end that you have a minute left. But Weir is happy to chat about the Black Seeds’ upcoming show at the Summer Concert at the Solway Showgrounds, Masterton, this Friday. I guess it’s a New Zealand thing that the main man in one of the most successful, and long-lasting bands in the country is happy to chat without the organisational fuss. It’s the 20th anniversary of the Black Seeds – not that Weir is making a big deal of the big two-zero. “We are looking at some things later in the year, some special releases, but there’s not really a big tour planned,” he said. “We’re looking into the vaults — we’ve found some old recordings and there’ve been lots of people involved through the years so it would be good to recognise those people and give them a bit of a shout out,” he said. “We’re going to open up the musical cupboard and see what’s there.”

It’s been a few years since the Seeds played in the Wairarapa, but the band has links to the area. “It’s part of our roots – [former bass player] Mike Fabulous is from the region. He was in the band for 14 or 15 years — he’s not playing with us now but he’s a great musician. “I remember there was one concert at King Street Live at a bit of street party they were doing — it was great, but that was quite a long time ago.” While the band formed in 1998, the first records weren’t released for a couple of years. They gained international recognition when their song ‘One By One’ appeared in the soundtrack to hit TV series, Breaking Bad. In 2011, Rolling Stone magazine called them one of the “best live reggae bands in the world”, a rating repeated last year by Clash Magazine That’s what you call maintaining consistent quality. Weir is promising a quality show by the eight-piece when they reach Masterton. “We have a great sound these days — we haven’t had a lame show for a long, long time. “We’re excited to be playing — it could be another three years before we’re back there, so people should come along while they can.” Weir admits the longevity of the band is a something of a surprise. But only when he stops to look back on the time. “For the Seeds, there’s been a number of different struggles over that period. “I don’t think we expected to be still going but it’s not something that’s been questioned along the way.” He describes the band as full-time parttime musicians.

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Get ready for another action packed Ngawi Big 3 The lower North Island’s most popular ÿ shing competitions - the Ngawi Big 3 - take place for the 27TH year on Wairarapa’s wild southern coast from Friday 16 to Sunday 18, February inclusive. Daily prizes are given out for the top ÿ sh in each of the species in the open and junior sections with $1000 cash for the top ÿ sh of each of the 10 species overall.

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For those family members whose partner/ spouse/parent/grandparent is registered for the Ngawi Big 3 and who don’t or can’t go out on the boats, there is a land-based section for these members only. Entry fee is $10 per angler. Ngawi Golf Club will once again run a golf tournament if there is a lay day. All entrants must be a° liated to a Boat Fishing Club and proof must be presented at the time of registration. Brieÿ ng takes place in the marquee on Thursday 15th at 8pm. Skippers may have their boats scrutinised from 3pm so they are all ready to get on the water for the ÿ rst

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day’s ÿ shing. Registrations also start at 3pm Thursday. All boats must carry a current ° are, have a working VHF radio, and a ÿ tting life jacket for each angler on the boat. Weighing is from 2pm to 6pm on Friday and Saturday, and 1pm to 3pm on Sunday.

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Wairarapa people took a step towards love-based politics last week with the first meeting of Wairarapa Heart. Wairarapa Heart, a movement which aims to work towards a “compassionate, thriving, sustainable, and spiritual Wairarapa”, provides people in the community with a forum to discuss needs and ideas for the community in a nonthreatening and familiar way. Facilitator Jill Greathead said the first meeting was “uplifting” with a diverse

group of people with “positive energy” taking part. “The reasons people came was concern for the future of humanity and the need to be part of the change that is required,” she said. “Connecting with like-minded people is seen as the way to build capacity for that to happen.” Wairarapa Heart’s next gathering will be at 6.30pm on Thursday, March 1, at Heart of Arts in Carterton.

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WAI WRITE

Secret submariner

For this week’s Wai Write, Blairlogie Writers’ Group member Brian Mathewson tells of the rise and fall of a favourite jersey.

I was proud of that jersey. For my 13th birthday I chose a white polo neck jersey. Bought new, it was the first piece of clothing I’d had that was only mine. Not a hand-me-down. No other smelly person had put it on. Noone else had ever worn it! Just for me. Just like the ones those terribly brave men in the movies wore as they sweated beneath the sea; hearing the German destroyer searching for them after the daring raid they had just pulled off; knowing that the dreaded Hun had been dealt a crippling blow. Were they clever enough to elude the swearing German naval commander? Of course they were, they were BRITISH. In my innermost thoughts I knew I was at one with them when I wore it. I’d proudly strut down Main St on Friday nights, when everyone did their shopping. I knew it made me braver when I played footie on Saturdays. In church on Sunday I could be the strong silent hero. I was just starting to notice girls. Surely they would swoon at my feet seeing how brave, dashing and modest I was. Guy Fawkes night was approaching. The Volunteer Fire Brigade put on a big bonfire and fireworks display on the safe

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‘Mighty Cannon’ to show the girls my courage. I didn’t get any of those ‘Sparklers’ Mum suggested. They’re for little kids. Everyone came to the bonfire. The display elicited “oohs” and “ahhs” and was much superior to all the mini fires that usually went on round town. After the main event, all the individual caches of rockets, fountains and sparklers were much more spectacular being concentrated in a small area. The usual 13-year-old courting behaviour of chasing girls with a lit cracker in hand, throwing lit bangers so they would

explode in the air near a rival and showing fortitude by letting the fireworks go off while still holding them, and not flinching, ensued. Altogether a most satisfying night, and I didn’t have to get up for school in the morning. When I got home I found my jersey had horrible black edged holes all over, some big. Mum had bought a jersey of the new artificial fibres that melted with heat. All those sparks. The black was melted into the yarn. I only wore that jersey for fishing after that.

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One of the camping grounds at Riversdale Beach in the early 1960s. PHOTO/WAIRARAPA ARCHIVE

Riversdale camp back BECKIE WILSON

Campers could be returning to one of Wairarapa’s favourite beachside destinations. Riversdale Beach hasn’t had a public campground since the land was bought and subdivided in the early 2000s, meaning those wanting a cheap and cheery alternative to renting out a house or bach have been out of luck. While there is a private caravan park, tourists hoping to stay in the town are often told to carry on to Castlepoint. Now, a new push for a campground is gaining momentum, although those wanting to pitch a tent there will – at this stage – be disappointed. Riversdale Ratepayers’ Association president Bill Roberts said the idea for a new camping ground at the beach had been floated for years. The idea only involved campervans and caravans at this stage, as “tents become a whole other argument, but that’s not to say it won’t be looked at but it just depends on the land”. Since the two previous camping grounds closed down, only permanent, privatelyowned sites remained, and there had been nowhere for campers to park up and stay the night. “It’s a shame,” Mr Roberts said. “People come out here thinking they can camp in their campervan, but they then turn around and go to Castlepoint.” The association had a piece of land in mind, however it was owned by an overseas owner, he said. The initial idea was to find a smaller piece of land where a toilet block with coinoperated showers could be established, with enough space for some campervans. Mr Roberts said the association had submitted a proposal as part of the Masterton District Council’s annual plan over a number of years, but had been

declined each time. In July last year he was told that there were problems around managing a campground, and the council would investigate potential bylaws around the proposal this year. Mr Roberts said, “It hasn’t gotten off the ground, but it’s not a dead fish yet”. When Riversdale Beach was established by Basil Bodle in the early 1950s, two camping grounds were opened for visitors to stay and enjoy the seaside town. Mark Donaldson, a former All Black, bought the beachfront Riversdale Beach Camping Ground off its founder Gary Bodle in 2002, with plans to subdivide. The other camping ground at the beach was Riversdale Beach Holiday Park. Both camping grounds housed permanent site holders and regular camping. Now the Holiday Park only has privately owned sites. Riversdale Beach Store owner Amy Chappell said having a camping ground would be great for locals as well as tourists who came to the beach. “It would be good — there are heaps of people that come, and if people asked if there was somewhere they could camp, we could tell them there was somewhere to go.” Masterton Mayor Lyn Patterson said the council was aware of the association’s previous requests. “We are really happy to work with the association to investigate and look at different options,” she said. Masterton District councillor Chris Peterson said while discussions were only in the early stages he supported the idea. “The principle of having a camp site where people of modest income can still get access to a holiday on the beach is great.” Mr Peterson said there were a “couple of possible areas of land” where a camping ground could be set up.

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Elegant Clydesdale horses were a favourite at the 2018 Wairarapa Vintage Machinery Club Harvest Rally.

Families and machinery enthusiasts made themselves at home at Clareville Showgrounds on the weekend for the Wairarapa Vinage Machinery Club Harvest Rally. The event, held every four years, features private collections of machinery in action in farming demonstrations. Harvesting, threshing and milling processes were all demonstrated by vintage machinery – a sight well worth seeing. Wairarapa Times-Age photographer Jade Cvetkov dropped in to catch the action.

Masterton Steampunkers Gail O’Callahan and Paul Cains checked out the vintage harvest rally.

James Vissers, lives on the road in his house truck and works as a blacksmith.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS THURSDAY,FEBRUARY 8 Featherston Community Swimming Relay: Fun night at 6.45pm, teams of four swimmers swim one length each, then into ÿ nal, all speeds/styles welcome, costs $30/team. One swimmer races in 25m “SWDC Dash”. Prizes, ra° e, sausage sizzle. Call Jo (027) 231-3266. Tai chi for Health: Martinborough, St John’s Hall, 9.3010.30am. Greytown Drop-in Centre: At St John’s Hall, Main St, 2-4pm, call in for a cuppa and a chat. 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 (021) 258-8029. Featherston Muay Thai: (Thai kickboxing) Muay Thai Class, in the Featherston School Hall, 6.30-8pm. Call Kelly (027)2115702. Masterton Petanque Club: Club day 5.30pm, in Queen Elizabeth Park. Call Miriam 377-7974. Wairarapa Model Aero Club: 9am-noon, at the Masterton Aerodrome. Red Star Table Tennis Club: Meet 5-7pm at Red Star Sports Association 10 Herbert St, Masterton. Call John 370-2511 or Brian 377-4066. Featherston Menz Shed: 61 Fitzherbert St, open from 6.30pm. Whakaoriori Shu˜ ers:Line dancing, Red Star clubrooms, Herbert St, Masterton, intermediate, 1-2.30pm. Call 377-5518 or 377-1135. Feldenkrais: 5.45-6.45pm, Featherston Community Centre. Call Rupert (027) 585-3822. Yoga: 7.30-8.30pm, Featherston Community Centre. Call Odette (021) 180-9452. Westside Playcentre: 9-noon, 165 Renall St, Masterton. Call 378-2224. Martinborough Playcentre: 9-noon, 38 Venice St. Call (06) 306-9068. Carterton Playcentre: 9-noon, Belvedere Rd (next to Howard Booth Park). Call 379-7875. Masterton Taekwon-Do Club: 5.15-6.15pm, Te Runga Scout Den, 45 Harley St, Masterton. Call Simon O’Hara 370-8844. Masterton Senior Citizens & Beneÿ ciaries Association: Meet 1-3.30pm for cards, Scrabble and bowls, Senior Citizens hall, Cole St, Masterton. Call Ngaire Walker 377-0342. Wairarapa Fern & Thistle Pipe Band: Practice 6.30-8.30pm, ÿ rst ˛ oor, Savage Club Hall, Albert St, Masterton. Plus free drum lessons 6.30-7.30pm on ground ˛ oor. All ages and experience, bring your drum pad and sticks. Chair Yoga: Breath lead movements. The Spot, 365 Queen St, 1.30pm. Call Karina (021) 0820-0132. Aquarobics: 11am at Lansdowne Village.

Masterton Croquet Club: Golf Croquet 9.15am, behind the Hosking Garden in the Park. Call Pauline Lamb 377-3388. Carterton Senior Citizens: Meet 1.30-4pm, play cards, Rummikub and Scrabble, Senior Citizens Hall, 150 Main St, Carterton.

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

FRIDAY,FEBRUARY 9 Linedance: Greytown: 10.30-11.30am at St John’s Hall. Sewing & Craft: 10am-2pm, at the Featherston Community Centre. Call Sandie (021) 157-4909. Tinui Craft Corner and Museum: Open Fri-Mon 10am-4pm, groups by arrangement. Call Jean (06) 372-6623 or Pam (06) 372-6459. Needlework & Craft Drop-in: 10am-noon, Featherston Community Centre. Call Virginia (06) 308-8392. Free Community Fit Club: 6am and 11am, Carrington Park,

Carterton. All ages, all ÿ tness levels. Call Di (027) 498-7261. Carterton Craft Market: Open 7 days, 10am-2pm, High St, Carterton, opp Almo’s Book Shop. Call Robyn 379-7099. Kids’ Song And Story: Fun songs, ÿ nger plays and stories for under-5s, during school terms, 9.30-10.30am, at Epiphany Church Hall, High St South, Masterton. Call Jill 377-4614. Greytown Music and Movement: For pre-schoolers, 10am, at St Luke’s Hall, Main St. Contact: email admin@stlukesgreytown. co.nz Wairarapa Steampunk: We meet as required, 10.30am-2pm, at Kingstreet Artworks. Call Gaylene 377-4865 evenings or (0274) 494-596. Dance Fit: At Carrington Park, Carterton, at 6-7pm. If weather not good it’s in youth centre of Event Centre. Text dance groove to (022) 321-2643. Masterton Social Badminton Club: Play 7-9pm, all year round, at Masterton YMCA gym (371 Queen St). Contact by text Hamish (021) 259-7684 or Sam (0210) 552-113. Yoga: 9am, at Gain Momentum, opposite the Event Centre Carterton. Call Odette (021) 180-9452. Pilates: Men Only 9am, Core 10am, 50s Forward 11am, Core Plus 12.10pm, Core 5.30pm at Bodymind Pilates, 6 Queen St, Masterton. Call 370-1121. Masterton Masters Swimming Club: Club night 6-7pm, Genesis Recreation Centre back pool. Call Graeme 377-0507 or Lucy (021) 0204-4144.

Literacy Wairarapa: O˝ ers free help with reading, spelling and maths at Te Awhina/Cameron Community House, 9amnoon. Friends to Friends: Peer support group, 10am-noon, at Wairarapa Community Centre, 41 Perry St, Masterton. For adults 18 years-plus, for mental health consumers or disabilities, a place to create, safe, fun and participate or discuss, socialise, with good company. Call Gaylene (06) 929-0961 or (0274) 604-796. General Yoga: 6.15-7.15pm, bookings essential, at the studio, 268 High St N, Carterton. Call Colleen (021) 177-1956. Carterton Scottish Dance Club: Meet at 7.30pm, at Carterton School Hall, Holloway St. No partner required. Call Elaine 3770322 or Julie 370-4493. Mah Jong: 1-4pm, Featherston Community Centre. Call Pat (06) 308-9729. Senior Citizens Cards: 1-4pm Featherston Community Centre. Call Val (06) 308-9203 . Drop in Knitting & Crafts: 6.30-9.30pm, Featherston Community Centre. Call Del (06) 308-9418. Featherston Amateur Wrestling Gym: 52 Fitzherbert St (behind Totem), school terms only, kids wrestling classes, adults and kids sports/groups training available, 5-8 years 5.306.15pm, 8 and over and new to wrestling 6.15-7.30pm First class free. Call Dannii (027) 920-6751. Red Star Table Tennis Club: Meet 6pm-8pm at Red Star Sports Association 10 Herbert St, Masterton. Call John 370-2511 or Brian 377-4066. Westside Playcentre: 9-noon, 165 Renall St, Masterton. Call 378-2224. Martinborough Playcentre: 9-noon, 38 Venice St. Call (06) 306-9068. Carterton Playcentre: 9-noon, Belvedere Rd (next to Howard Booth Park). Call 379-7875. Play Gym: St James Church Hall 116 High St, Masterton, 9.3011am, 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 O˛ ce: 36 Bannister St, Masterton, 10am-1pm Mon-Fri. For Mobility Parking Permits, Disability Support and Advocacy. Call 378-2426 or 0800 227-2255.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS Free Community Fit Club: 6am and 11am, Carrington Park, Carterton. All ages, all fitness levels. Call Di (027) 498-7261. Age Concern: Sit & Be Fit classes, 9.30am; line dancing, 10.30am, at the Senior Citizens Hall, Cole St, Masterton. The Dance Shed: 450 Belvedere Rd Carterton. Line Dancing Class, 7-9pm, beginners followed by intermediate. Call Wendy or Don 379-6827 or (027) 319-9814. Epilepsy Support Group: 11am at the Salvation Army office, 210 High St South, Carterton. Call 0800 20 21 22. Citizens Advice Bureau: Free and confidential advice, Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, 43 Perry St, Masterton. Call 377-0078 or 0800 367-222. Te Runga Air Scout Group: For boys and girls (year 7 to year 10), 6.30-8.30pm, 45 Harley St, Masterton. Call Lyndon 377-0687. Masterton Brass Band: Rehearsals at 7pm, in the Band Room, Park Ave, Masterton. Call Ted 377-0625. Not Your Nanna’s Sewing Circle:7-9pm, Cobblestone’s Administration Room, 169 Main St, Greytown. Call Christine Healy (06) 304-8110 or Lynda Saint-Merat (06) 304-7026. Chair Yoga: Breath lead movements. The Spot, 365 Queen St, 1pm. Call Karina (021) 0820-0132. Yoga and Pilates Fusion: For joint mobility and core strength, 11am, St John’s Hall, Martinborough. Call Odette (021) 180-9452. Kundalini Yoga: 7-8pm, Carterton. Call Odette (021) 180-9452. Pilates: Martinborough: 9am St Andrews Hall, Dublin St. Call Jane (027) 630-4132. Pilates: Core Plus 8am, Core 9am, 50s Forward 11am, Core 12.10pm, Core 5.30pm, Beginners 6.30pm at Bodymind Pilates, 6 Queen St, Masterton. Call 370-1121. Alcoholics Anonymous: Masterton: 7.30pm, St Matthew’s Church Hall, 35 Church St. Call Anne 378-2338 or Pete (020) 4005-9740. Carterton: 8pm, Salvation Army Community Rooms, 210 High St. Call Dennis 377-5355 or Martin (06) 372-7764. Girl Guiding: Brownies (7-10 years) 4.30-6pm. Guides (9-14 years) 5.30-7.30pm. Call Chrissy Warnock 372-7646. Self Defence/Ju Jitsu: 7.30-9pm, Masterton Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy, 149 Queen St. Call Simon (021) 248-6111. Karate: Masterton Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-Do, 6.30pm, 49 Te Ore Ore Rd, Masterton. Call Steve or Sharron Riley 378-8814 or (027) 680-7738. Karate-Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Wairarapa Inc: Greytown: St John Hall, 73 Main St, at 6pm. Call Paul Cantwell (06) 308-9839 or (027) 376-9804.

TUESDAY,FEBRUARY 13 Masterton Toastmasters: Meet in the Salvation Army Hall, High St, Carterton. All interested are warmly welcome. Call Pam (027) 669-9666. Tai Chi for Health: 9.15-10.15am, St John’s Hall, Greytown. Drop-in Centre: Sit and Get Fit with Keiko, 2-4pm. Call Pam Lloyd (06) 304-7997.

Chair Exercise: Gentle chair exercises, 2-2.45pm, at St John’s Hall, Greytown. This is combined with Drop-in club. Featherston Muay Thai: (Thai kickboxing) Bootcamp, in the Featherston School Hall, 6.30pm-730pm. Call Kelly (027)2115702. Tribal Fusion Bellydancing: At 91 Harley St, Masterton, 7-8pm. Call Wai steampunk, Gaylene (0274) 494-596. Wai Steampunk NZ: Check Facebook for upcoming events. For joining or enquiries call Gaylene (0274) 494-596. Red Star Table Tennis Club: Meet 9am-noon at Red Star Sports Association 10 Herbert St, Masterton. Call John 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. Hatha Yoga: Suitable for anyone. REAP House, 5.15pm. Call Karina (021) 0820-0132. Gentle Yoga: 9-10am, bookings essential, at the studio, 268 High St N, Carterton. Call Colleen (021) 177-1956. Ceroc Dance Classes: 8pm, Carterton School hall. Call Mandy (021) 238-4230 or check Facebook group Ceroc Wairarapa for more info. Carterton District Historical Society: 44 Broadway, 2-4pm, or by appointment. Call 379-9233 or (027) 271-6280. Clareville Badminton Club: Main Stadium at Clareville, 7.30pm -9pm. Call Steve 379-6999. Central Indoor Bowls Club: 7.30pm, Hogg Crescent hall. Call Mathew or Graeme 378-7554. Carterton Playcentre: 9-noon, Belvedere Rd (next to Howard Booth Park). Call 379-7875. Dance Fitness Classes: Greytown, school terms only, with Justine Eldred at Kuranui College Dance Studio, 6.30-7.30pm. Call Justine (0274) 761-996. Masterton Taekwon-Do Club: 5.15-6.15pm, Te Runga Scout Den, 45 Harley St, Masterton. Call Simon O’Hara 370-8844. Masterton Senior Citizens and Beneficiaries Association: Meet for social indoor bowls, 500 cards, or a chat 1-3pm. Call Ngaire 377-0342. Free Community Fit Club: 11am, Carrington Park, Carterton. All ages, all fitness levels. Call Di (027) 498-7261. Woops A Daisy Marching Team: March for fun, friendship and fitness, 5-6pm. Call Cheryl 372-5522. Pilates: Power 9am, 50s Forward 9.30am (at Lansdowne Park), Beginners 10am, 50s Forward 11am, Core 2pm, Power 5.30pm at Bodymind Pilates, 6 Queen St, Masterton. Call 370-1121. Karate Classes for Children: Masterton Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-Do. 5.30pm, 49 Te Ore Ore Rd, Masterton. Call Steve or Sharron Riley 378-8814 or (027) 680-7738. Judo Classes: Kids (4-9) 5pm to 6pm, Cadets (10-16) 6-7pm and Seniors (14+) 7-8.30pm, Masterton Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy, 149 Queen St. Call Simon (021) 248-6111. Self Defence: Ju Jitsu, 7-8.30pm, Masterton Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy 149 Queen St. Call Simon (021) 248-6111.

Karate-Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Wairarapa Inc: Martinborough: Martinborough Primary School Hall. Under-12s at 5-6pm. Call Corina Ngatai (027)432-6870. All at 6pm. Call Anna Börjesson (021) 163-8867. Toy Library: Masterton -10am-noon, rear of YMCA, 162 Dixon St; Featherston: 10am-noon, in the Community Centre, 24 Wakefield St. South Wairarapa Workingmen’s Club:Games afternoon, including cards, board, darts, pool etc. Call Doff 304-9748. Girl Guiding: Pippins (5-7 years) 3.45-5pm. Call Chrissy Warnock 372-7646. Carrington Bowling & Croquet Club: Association Croquet at 9.15am for 9.30am start, at the clubrooms behind the Clocktower , Carterton. Call Veronica George 379-8644. Carrington Bowling & Croquet Club: Bowls at 1.20pm for 1.30pm start, at the clubrooms behind the Clocktower, Carterton. All welcome. Call Rex Kenny 379-7303. Masterton Croquet Club: Golf croquet 9.15am, behind the Hosking Garden in the park. Call Pauline Lamb 377-3388.

WEDNESDAY,FEBRUARY 14 Wairarapa Spinners & Weavers: Meet 10am in The Wool Shed, Dixon St, Masterton. Call Trish 378-8775 or Josie 3786531. Tai Chi for Health: 9.30-10.30am, St Mark’s Church Hall, Carterton. AA Meeting: At 7.30pm. Call (027) 557-7928. Ukulele Classes: 1-3pm, Featherston Community Centre. Call Neil (06) 308-9341. Featherston Amateur Wrestling Gym: 52 Fitzherbert St (behind Totem), kids wrestling classes, term time only, 5.30pm, 5 to 8 years, 6.15pm, 8 and over, first class free. Call Dannii (027) 920-6751. Masterton Senior Citizens and Beneficiaries Club: Craft and chat afternoon 1-3pm, bring your crafts or just come for some company, Senior Citizens Hall, Cole St, Masterton. Whakaoriori Shufflers: Line dancing, Red Star clubrooms, Herbert St, Masterton, intermediate, 5.30-7pm. Call 377-5518 or 377-1135. Kiddie Gym: For 0-3-year-olds, 9.30-11am, at St David’s Church, corner High and Victoria Sts, Carterton. Call Lorna or Abby 379-8325. Longbush Playgroup: 9.30am-noon, school terms only, 1135 Longbush Rd, Masterton. Call Eileen (06) 372-7861. Westside Playcentre: 9-noon, 165 Renall St, Masterton. Call 378-2224. Martinborough Playcentre: 9-noon, 38 Venice St. Call (06) 306-9068. Club Wairarapa Rockers: Rock’n’roll basic steps and more, 7.30-10pm, at Club Wairarapa, Masterton. Call (027) 333-1793. Rangatahi to Rangatira Youth Group: Join us for sports, food, and leadership, Carterton Events Centre. Text “R2R” to

(027) 742-2264. Wairarapa Spinners and Weavers: Meet 10am-2pm, in the Wool Shed, Dixon St, Masterton. Call Trish 378-8775 or Lynette 377-0236. Masterton Art Club: 10am-2pm for browsing or painting, at 12 Victoria St. Call Sue 377-7019. Age Concern: Sit and Be Fit, 1.30pm followed by gentle exercise class, Senior Citizens hall, Cole St, Masterton. Club Carterton: Two-course barbecue meal, 6.30pm. Belly Dance: 1-2pm, at St Johns Hall, Greytown. Call Tamara (06) 308-8343 or text (021) 022-31893. The Dance Shed: 450 Belvedere Rd Carterton. Rock N Roll Class, 7-9pm. Call Wendy or Don 379-6827 or (027) 319-9814. Carterton Women’s Golf: 9-hole golf at 10.45am. Call Colleen 377-0841 or Alison 377-5709. Quit Smoking Support Group: Run by Whaiora quit coaches, free, noon-1pm, at 22 Dixon St, Masterton. Recreational Walking Group: 9.30am, Essex St car park. Call Ann Jackson, 372-5758, or Ann Duckett, 378-8285. Chair Yoga: At Wairarapa Village, 140 Chapel St, Masterton. Gentle movements, 9.30am. Call Karina (021) 0820-0132. Yoga: 7-8pm, Featherston Community Centre, Wakefield St Call Nicki (021) 188-6439. Pilates: Core 9am, 50s Forward 11am, Core 5.30pm, Beginners 6.30pm at Bodymind Pilates, 6 Queen St, Masterton. Call 370-1121. Beginners Yoga: 9am, Carterton. Call Odette (021) 180-9452. Pregnancy Yoga: 12.30pm, Hot Yoga Studio, Kuripuni. Call Karina (021) 0820-0132. Te Runga Scouts: Cubs, 6-7.30pm, 45 Harley St, Masterton. Karate: Masterton Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-Do, 6.30pm, 49 Te Ore Ore Rd, Masterton. Call Steve or Sharron Riley 378-8814 or (027) 680-7738. Self Defence/Ju Jitsu: 8-9.30pm, Masterton Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy, 149 Queen St. Call Simon (021) 248-6111. Wairarapa Singers: 6.45pm, at Rosewood, 417 Queen St, Masterton. Call Pete 370-4574. Esperanto Club: 2pm, write to people using the international language worldwide. Call 377-0499. Soulway Cooking and Crafts: 10am-noon, High St, Masterton. Call Nikki Smith 370-1604 (church office). Alcoholics Anonymous: Martinborough, 7.30pm, 9 Jellicoe St. Call Mark 906) 306-6013 or (021) 02442870. Karate-Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Wairarapa Inc: Featherston: Primary School Hall, at 6pm. Call Paul Cantwell (06) 308-9839 or (027) 376-9804. Carrington Bowling & Croquet Club: Golf Croquet at 1.15am for 1.30pm start, at the clubrooms behind the Clocktower , Carterton. Call Steve Davis (06) 304-7155. Masterton Croquet Club: Association Croquet 9.15am and 12.45pm. Call Ian Wyeth 378-6425 or 377-5762. * To have an event listed please email event@age.co.nz

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Keeping youth on straight and narrow

Those responsible for getting the Wairarapa Youth Charitable Trust up and running, enjoying the new facility on Dixon St. Laurence Titter is fourth from left in the back row, and Billy Graham is fourth from left in the front row. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV

BOXING JAKE BELESKI Masterton’s Laurence Titter knows better than most the role a boxing academy can play in turning a life around. About 10 years ago he was on the wrong path with the wrong people, but he walked into Billy Graham’s Naenae Boxing Academy and changed his ways. Titter runs the Wairarapa Boxing Academy, and has been working for 18 months to get the Wairarapa Youth Charitable Trust up and running. The academy was being run from the Masterton Young Citizens Club, as of Monday, its new home is at the St John hall on Dixon St. It will be transformed into a place where Wairarapa youth (those aged nine and above) can go to box, or simply to help themselves in other aspects of their lives. “A lot of people get wrapped up in the boxing side, but it’s more about youth development,” Titter said.

“Boxing is a by-product of what we’re doing.” Graham’s work with youth in his Naenae academy is well known, and the Wairarapa academy will be modelled on his set-up. Titter said they wanted to be there for the youth whenever needed, and the phone would not switch off at 5pm. “If you need help at 10pm, we’re there, and there’s always someone who will listen and help them out. “Most of our youth aren’t having their issues in the middle of the day, but at midnight.” Titter has always dreamed of having his own gym, but said the boxing side of it would be secondary to helping youth embrace the values of respect, responsibility, compassion, consideration, kindness, duty, obedience and honesty and truthfulness. Titter said if he had 1000 kids in the gym but only one fighter, that would not matter.

We want to teach kids what values life can give you, and take kids who have lost their way and get them back on the right path. Graham said the support Titter had received from the community was outstanding, as it was something that could not be done by one person. “It will be great for the region — other sports people will want to come in here. “Laurence is the right guy at the right time to take this on.” Graham said it was pleasing to see his set-up being duplicated at other venues, and said he too believed boxing was secondary to the important life lessons and discipline the children who participated would receive. The project has the backing of some influential people, with all three Wairarapa mayors, as well as local and national police, showing their support for the venture. Sergeant Dave Stone of New Zealand Police said the programme

had a successful track record of youth development. “Our commissioner Mike Bush firmly believes in this process. “It’s a unique relationship these academies have with police, and what they teach ties in nicely with police values.” Masterton Mayor Lyn Patterson said it was something the Wairarapa community would benefit from. “It’s got a lot of support from right across the community, and the police are also involved as they are with Naenae. “Laurence is really committed to it, and I think he’ll be the right person to lead it.” Titter said it would not have been possible to get to this point without the help of Richard McNaughton at Water-Mart, Trust House, the rotary clubs of Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa, local and national police, Stacy Langford, Adam Parker, Jason Osborne, Bob Francis, Frazer Mailman and the Billy Graham Youth Foundation, and his wife Channyn Titter.

Opening stand paves way for Greytown victory CRICKET

GARY CAFFELL A sparkling first wicket partnership paved the way for Greytown’s commanding 43-run win over Lansdowne in Wairarapa Cricket’s Twenty20 senior men’s cricket final at Queen Elizabeth Park oval in Masterton on Saturday. Wairarapa representatives Mark Childs and Robbie Speers blazed away with merry abandon as Greytown batted first and they had the score standing at an impressive 119 after 11.2 overs when Speers was eventually dismissed for 42 from 34 balls, including six fours and one six. Eleven runs later he was followed by the even more aggressive Childs who hit the ball powerfully both in the air and along the grass and to all corners of the ground. His 74 came off just 38 balls, 58 of his runs coming from boundaries, 10 fours and three sixes. At 130-2 with still 6.4 overs to be

bowled, Greytown seemed set for a score approaching the 200 mark but whereas Childs and Speers had made run scoring look easy the rest of their batsmen were generally well contained by the Lansdowne attack. And so in the end they were 172-8 at the end of their 20th over, a healthy enough total by any standards but rather less than might have been anticipated in the circumstances. The only other player to reach double figures was Liam Burling, whose 27 came from 26 balls and included just the one four. It was the regular wicketkeeper for the Wairarapa senior reps this season, Jack Forrester, who claimed the wickets of both Speers and Childs for Lansdowne as well as another possible danger man in Paul Lyttle. A more-than-handy spin bowler the versatile Forrester finished with 3-26 from his four overs, exactly the same figures as medium pacer John Ryan.

The task of scoring 173 runs for victory was always going to be a daunting challenge for Lansdowne, even more so considering they were missing the services of the prolific-scoring Brock Price. Openers Choi Jackson and Jay Macdonald did get things off to a bright enough start however with Jackson being the victim of a spectacular catch right on the boundary by Liam Burling, the latter leaping high to pluck the ball out of the sky when seemingly heading for a six. All 12 of Jackson’s runs came from boundaries while Macdonald’s 29 averaged out at a run a ball and included four fours. At 70-2, after 9.4 overs, Lansdowne were still in with a chance but they then lost Forrester whose 25 came from 22 balls and included three fours, and from there on the only real resistance came from Jack Vorster who struck two fours and three sixes in his 35 made from 16 balls. In the end, Lansdowne were all out for 129 after 19 overs. Third change bowler Simon Clinton-

Baker did the most damage with the ball for Greytown, taking 3-15 from his four overs, and while Lucien Burt did take some punishment in conceding 41 runs he did manage to snare a couple of wickets along the way.

Scoreboard GREYTOWN 172-8 (Speers 42, M.Childs 74, Burling 27, Reisima 8, Lyttle 5, Clinton-Baker 0, Freeman 3, Burt 2, Chittick 0 not out, extras 11; fall of wickets, 119, 130, 138, 158, 158, 170, 170, 172; D.Macdonald 3-0-20-0, Bailey 4-0-34-0, Ryan 4-0-26-3, Patel 1-0-17-0, Le Roux 4-0-46-0, Forrester 4-0-26-3) beat LANSDOWNE 129 (J.Macdonald 29, Jackson 12, Forrester 25, D.Price 1, Vorster 35, Ryan 3, D.Macdonald 0, Patel 7, Fricker 4, Le Roux 0, Bailey 7 not out, extras 6; fall of wickets, 16, 62, 70, 70, 82, 82, 116, 117, 118, 129; James 4-0-22-1, E.Childs 2-0-20-0, Reisima 2-0-17-0, Burt 4-0-41-2, Clinton-Baker 4-0-15-3, Speers 2-0-3-0, Chittick 1-0-6-0) by 43 runs. The open grade Twenty20 ÿ nal was also won by Greytown Coasties after Red Star seconds had batted ÿ rst and scored 117-4.Greytown surpassed that tally with nine balls and ÿ ve wickets to spare. RED STAR SECONDS 117-4 ( T.Burling 61, C Burling 28 not out; R.Tosswill 2-8) lost to GREYTOWN COASTIES 118-5 (Tatham 21, Cranston 14, Johnston 35 not out, Gardner 19 not out; Dudley 3-19) by ÿ ve wickets.


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Clean sweep at champs EQUESTRIAN The field started this season’s 160km event at the ESNZ North Island Championships in Taupo at 1am. The starting line-up suggested the probable leaders and this was indeed the case for the first part of the event. Georgia Smith & Glenmore Vixen let strongly from the start with Alison Higgins, Sian Reid and Amanda McConachy not far behind. As the day dawned the temperature climbed, the humidity reaching 85 per cent at one point. The field thinned out as the hard ground took its toll in gait irregularities. As expected Georgia Smith was first across the line but unfortunately went out lame at the last vet check. All eyes were on the remaining three riders. Deidre Bartlett from Tinui riding Craig Royston Zaria, in their first 160km, took the win in 13h 28m 05 sec and were also awarded Best Condition. The final two were from Australia riding borrowed horses. Senior - 9 riders started - 3 finished. Junior - 1 rider started - 1 finished. The 106km event was also on the Saturday, January 20, with a 3am start for the junior riders. This consisted of Rowan Redmond and our local rider Tayla Morris, these two riders had a great ride and had a gallop finish. Unfortunately, Tayla Morris riding Tararua Sharman came 2nd only 1 second behind Rowan. Also, the Wairarapa Club had Lisa Southon (Senior Class) riding Tararua El Dente taking the win and also Best Conditioned in a riding time of 7 hrs 22 mins 58 sec. Frank Aldridge from Martinborough

riding Mystica Bandito in 3rd place. Senior - 8 started - 5 finished. Junior - 2 started - 2 finished. Sunday saw the 126km riders head out at 3am. Last year 160km winners, Jenny Champion and Barack Obama were always going to be hard to beat and so it was. With a performance target in mind Jenny set out from the beginning as she meant to continue, taking the win in a time of 7 hrs 44 min 26 sec and also got Best Conditioned. Jenny and Barack are now qualified to compete for New Zealand at the World Equestrian Games held later this year in September in North Carolina, USA. Also Cherry Brown riding Tararua Diablo taking 2nd place 2 hrs later. The two junior riders in the 126km were Hanna Whitehead and younger sister Ana Whitehead. Unfortunately, Ana vetted out so Hanna Whitehead riding Dundevale Nazecca got first place. Senior - 14 started - 8 finished Junior - 2 started - 1 finished. Competitive Trail Riding did very well in their fields CTR Intermediate 37km 2nd Anna Graham - riding AH Loop the Loop 3rd Magda Dunowski - riding Delta Light of Honor CTR Junior 37km 1st Megan Perrott -riding Kyrewood Miss Marlie 2nd Grace Blyth - riding KD Migal 3rd Emma Watson - riding Little Victory 4th Sarah Watson - riding Shadow of the Storm The next ride is February 17 and 18 at Matahiwi.

Giants cruise to big win SOFTBALL Giants made no race of their Inter City premier two men’s softball match with Hutt City United at South Park, Masterton on Saturday. The home team outbatted and outfielded their opposition with a strong all-round performance and ran out comfortable 18-0 winners. It was a tougher day at the office for the Giants premier three men’s team

who went down 6-11 to Dodgers although both Cortez Paku and Trey Feary had impressive games. Also tasting defeat was the Giants major B women’s team. They lost 4-9 to Demons in their Hutt Valley fixture with the pick of the Giants players being Ashleigh Edmonds and Emma Kruszona The Giants under-13s continued on their winning way with a comfortable 17-5 victory over Saints.

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