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BRIEFLY Dad who makes huge difference
for women Foster parents giving children back their childhood
Local women currently
studying or enrolling for study BY GRANT JOHNSTON
during 2011 are invited to
apply for the Altrusa There wouldn’t be many
Vocational Scholarship. fathers who get more ‘Happy
The scholarship assists Father’s Day’ messages than
Chris Leonard of Te Awamutu.
women who are passionate
Mr Leonard and his wife Ruth
about achieving their goals have been so successful in their
through education with a role as foster carers that they are
contribution of up to $2500 regarded by Waikato and Bay of
towards their tertiary fees. Plenty Children, Youth and Fam-
Applications are available ily as ‘ambassadors’.
from Kathy Weir During their 21 years as foster
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or ph 871 parents, the couple have cared for
8107 or go to 30 children, as well as their own
www.teawamutu.net/altrusa four children. They also provide
Entries close September 30. short term respite care.
‘‘The (mobile) phone will go
Netball action crazy on Sunday with ‘Happy
The Trust Waikato netball Father’s Day, dad’ texts,’’ Mr
team will be playing two home Leonard says.
games at the Trust Waikato Te Why do they do it? ‘‘We love
Awamutu Events Centre. looking after children. It keeps us
The first Lion Foundation young,’’ Mrs Leonard says.
National Championship game ‘‘It gives us satisfaction to
know that we have helped those
is on Sunday against North
children,’’ Mr Leonard says.
and the second on September ‘‘They have seen the bad side of
19 is against Bay of Plenty. life, and they are just young, and
Both games begin at 11am. they shouldn’t have,’’ he adds.
Film challenge ‘‘We want to help them under-
stand that that is not what life is
The fourth ‘The Outlook for all about.
Someday’ sustainability film ‘‘We want to break the cycle of
challenge offers wannabe film violence and to educate them.’’ TC020910GJ01
makers the opportunity to Their first foster child was a CHRIS LEONARD gives adopted children Dawn and Levi a push on the swings in Memorial Park.
showcase their talent. 13-year-old girl with special needs
Anyone aged up to 24 can who knew the couple through for a seven-year-old boy and eight- ‘‘One boy kept coming back This is a free service and no-
enter, either individually or as a other foster carers and nominated year-old girl. Their home is until he was 23.’’ one is turned away.
team. The challenge is to make that she wanted to stay with them. always full of children. As well as being foster parents, If you are interested in being a
a short sustainability-related They are currently caring for ‘‘When the kids have left our for the past four years they have foster parent for Child, Youth or
film. It can be any genre, filmed nine-year-old twins, along with care, depending on the circum- tutored primary school children Family, or could offer a child a
with any camera and any two children they have adopted stances, they often come around to after school who are struggling home for life, contact Hamilton
length up to five minutes. (nine-year-old Dawn and 10-year- see how ‘Mum and Dad’ are with reading and writing, with a social worker Felicity Baillie on
Winning films will be broadcast old Levi) and provide respite care getting on,’’ Mr Leonard says. current ‘roll’ of nine. 07 957 1234.
by TVNZ 6 on Freeview and
Full details, including entry
form are available on
Council hauls annual budget into blue
Top KK gardens Projects put on hold as interest, development income drops
Kihikihi gardeners have jut
over seven weeks to spruce up Waipa District Council has A sharp reduction in interest those that are dependent on carried out during the year.
their properties for the annual ended its 2009/10 financial year rates reduced the amount of funding from reserve and develop- The values of Council’s net
Kihikihi Rotary Club garden with a $2.4 Million operating sur- investment income received. ment contributions like assets increased by $39 Million
competition. plus despite significant impacts Higher depreciation charges improvements to water storage with the majority of the increase
The annual event is once from the global economic crisis. following the revaluation of land, capacity and the development of coming from the revaluation.
again sponsored by Ngaroto District growth slowed dram- building and road network assets community parks. Borrowings increased $6
Nurseries, with prizewinners atically during the year, reducing in the 2008/09 year also impacted Council spent only $25 Million Million to $31 Million – nearly $4
collecting garden vouchers. the income received from reserve negatively on the end-of-year of a $32 Million budgeted capital Million less than had been
Gardens will be judged as and development contributions result. works programme by deferring budgeted for the year.
seen from the road during the (down 51% from budgeted) as well In response to testing economic some key projects. Copies of the Annual Report,
week of October 25-29. as fees from planning and build- conditions during the year, Coun- Payroll costs were reduced by and a summary of the Annual
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Gearing up for the
Homes of all shapes, sizes
summer sport season? at Te Awamutu Home Expo
Our SUMMER SPORTS feature publishes BY GRANT JOHNSTON
Tuesday September 14th 2010 This year’s Te Awamutu
Clubs! Need a membership drive or just want to let Home Expo on September 11
will be even bigger and better
people know how GREAT your club really is? than last year’s.
Call Dorinda on 871 5151 to discuss advertising in this feature In 2009 the event involved
38 exhibiters, showcasing a
huge range of property related
businesses and services.
It attracted hundreds of
visitors and saw $15,000 raised
for cystic fibrosis.
One of many feature
attractions at this year’s event
will be the auction of an
impressive playhouse, which
is valued at $2,500. It will
assist with this year’s
ambitious aim by organisers,
LJ Hooker Te Awamutu, to
raise $20,000 for cystic fibro-
The playhouse will be
auctioned with no reserve at
1pm at the Home Expo on
Saturday week. LJ Hooker is
happy to take absentee
bidders — just contact an LJ
Hooker agent prior to auction.
There will be close to 50
exhibitors at this year’s event
— once again being held at Te
Awamutu Events Centre. TC020910SP2
There will be a feature on PLAYHOUSE to be auctioned at Te Awamutu Home Expo to raise funds for cystic fibrosis.
Te Awamutu Home Expo pub- Rico Naera checks out the interior of the playhouse, while also pictured are, from left: Tony
lished in next Thursday’s Naera (Wooden Tents) and LJ Hooker staff members Tanya Hollobon, Jeannie Hermsen, Julie
Courier. Hughes and Ian Jones.
Country Cafes of Waikato
´ Art festival heralds
come to life in new book
spring at Kawhia
Country Cafe s, a book
´ able to meet the author, enjoy
Enjoy your drinks launched last month as a guide to
rural Waikato cafes, features a
number of cafes in and around Te
morning tea and be in to win a
spot prize. Copies of the book will
be available for sale and signing
by the author (RRP $24.95).
Kawhia Art Group will be hosting its third Spring
Fling Art Festival this weekend.
Art will be exhibited for sale in venues throughout
the town on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm,
with Purewater! But there are also a number
who missed out and likely to
feature in a future edition.
RSVP is essential to reserve
including at Kawhia Museum and the old Anglican
Church, as well as at Oparau Roadhouse.
Trail maps will be available at Oparau and in the
Install a water ﬁlter now and Author Julie Walsh says the or phone 0800 111 866. Kawhia township itself.
book is aimed at Waikato resi- One attendee will win a spot The Spring Fling Art Festival presents a great
drink to good health! dents — to inform them of hos- prize, which is a gift wrapped opportunity to see a large number of quality pieces of
Filter Replacement pitality businesses in the rural package including a copy of the art on a trail within the confines of the small, seaside
areas and to encourage them to book, packet of Red Cherry Coffee, town.
Countertop & Underbench Units get out and about and explore bottle of blueberry juice and bottle Kawhia Art Group is tutored by Dr Carole
their own ‘backyard’. of Vilagrad wine. Shepheard who will also be exhibiting some of her own
Whole House Systems ‘‘As well as providing them The Courier has a matching work.
Roof/Tank & Bore Water Treatment with pictures, contact details etc, package to give away to one The Art Group now has several artists exhibiting
we inform them of other activities reader — to be in to win simply outside of Kawhia and the Waikato region.
Water Testing Service they can do either on site or very put your name, address and day- Each member of the group will donate one painting
near by. These include things like time phone number on the back of for a silent auction to raise funds for a worthy local
Ultraviolet Sterilisation art galleries, garden walks, DOC a standard sized envelope, address cause.
walks, animal attractions etc.’’ it to The Country Cafes Competi-
´ A children’s art competition will be on show over
Open Saturday’s The book is a pilot to other tion and make sure it reaches our the weekend in the Kawhia Community Centre.
regional country cafe guides
´ office by 5pm, Friday, September A silent auction of some of the children’s work will
9.30am - 1.30pm throughout New Zealand. 10. also take place to raise funds for the schools
Phone 07 843 0696 A promotion morning is being The book is currently sold in participating.
320 Barton St, Hamilton held at Cafe Irresistiblue
´ Te Awamutu at the Visitor i-site Last year’s festival attracted hundreds of visitors to
www.purewater.co.nz (Monovale Blueberries) on the Information Centre as well as in Kawhia with each artist selling at least one piece of art.
email@example.com Cambridge Road next Thursday the cafes featured in the book and Organisers promise that there will be no problems
(September 9) at 10am. can be purchased online at with parking at any of the venues or in finding suitable
Early bird respondents will be www.countrycafes.co.nz. refreshments.
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Intermediate musicians hit high notes
JAWBREAKERS: vocalists Jessie Peterman and Creston Wereta sing their original SNEAKERS:Lottie Watson and Hollie Peterson belt out the Paramore number ‘Where
number ‘Why Did My Daddy Leave?’ backed by Loch McBeth (guitar), Paiaka Muraahi The Lines Overlap’ accompanied by Reade Thompson-Trott (guitar), Soren Joyce
(drums), Kerwan Rose (guitar). Absent: Bayley Ruki. (bass), Bejae Roberts (guitar) and Eli Gadsby (drums).
BY CATHY ASPLIN Performing in front of a packed house at Further kudos came for the Jawbreakers raft of prizes. Several of those award
the Gateway Centre in Hamilton, Creston when their original song ‘Why Did My winners have gone on to further success.
Te Awamutu Intermediate School was named the top male vocalist, while Eli Daddy Leave?’’ was placed runnerup in the Former Intermediate pupils Kam
rockers Creston Wereta and Eli Gadsby was named best drummer. most original song section. Chadderton and Fraser Macdonald are
were singled out for praise at the recent The two appeared with their rock bands, This is the seventh year for the Pulse currently members of rock band ‘The Good
Pulse Waikato Rock Quest for Intermediate Jawbreakers and Sneakers, alongside 18 Waikato Quest and during that time Te Fun’ which has made next week’s final of
and Middle School students. other bands from around the Waikato. Awamutu Intermediate has taken away a this year’s Smokefree Rockquest.
Dancers step it up to impress at Ceroc Championships
Dance enthusiasts Tina and where they felt compelled to share worked to achieve competition ing. We will break records by land, Wellington, New Plymouth,
William Karl of Ohaupo are lead- their addiction, so in 2007 they standard. We have some people in being the biggest Ceroc dance Rotorua, Tauranga and Taupo
ing a 52-strong team to the Ceroc bought a Ceroc Franchise, called this team who were beginners 12 team ever to attend and going to travel to their monthly ‘Ceroc
Championships in Auckland this it (appropriately) Addiction weeks ago. Most have never done Auckland to compete against nine Dance Parties’ and, in response to
weekend. Dance Studio and began classes. anything like this before.’’ other teams is pretty exciting.’’ demand, they have started teach-
The couple who met in a Ceroc Twelve years later, they are The team, resplendent in gold The couple have attracted ing at the Bible Chapel in Te
dance class 12 years ago, say they excited at the prospect of compet- and black, will dance a 3.5min hundreds of people from all over Awamutu.
fell in love with each other and the ing in the championships. routine to Joe Cocker’s song “You the Waikato to their dance classes Introductory classes are free
dance. ‘‘We are blown away by how Can Leave Your Hat On”. since opening Addiction Studio. and designed to cater for all
Their passion grew to a point hard everyone in the team has ‘‘Everyone in the team is buzz- Dancers from as far as Auck- ability levels.
HUNDREDS NOW DANCE
who never thought they could!
FUN Even if you don’t know your left foot from your right foot you will easily
“I have been
dancing for 3
be able to dance using our Ceroc Modern Jive dance system.
months and enjoy During the past 3 years hundreds of people who have never danced
the social side and
fun night” before have come to Te Awamutu and Tamahere to enjoy our simple
- Laura method of teaching you how to dance.
Learn to dance
No Partner Required
to dance I am
During the class our rotational system guarantees everyone a dance partner.
Free dance time is given after each class where you can stay back
now very happy
to dance with the
We use a combination of the latest top 40 songs and some old classics
ladies. You never
get turned down
for a dance.”
during our social evening to cater for all age groups.
Everyone has fun which makes learning to dance more of an enjoyable
- Marcello experience.
NEW Meet New People Remember
“We have met so
For the majority of new dancers this is a great way to be introduced instantly
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many new people
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long to get into the swing of things. need a
- Bob and Jane
You will be very surprised at how much exercise you actually do while learning
AEROBIC the 3 or 4 moves over the course of the evening.
EXERCISE You may also notice your body shape changes a little due to the amount of
“After an hour or
This coming Monday
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you in a positive for a dance. Most women love a man that can dance. (off Swarbrick)
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- Stephanie William & Tina Karl: 07 823 6089 or 021 072 6396 Te Awamutu
For further information visit our website www.addictiondance.co.nz
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TE AWAMUTU COURIER, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 5
Young Kawhia author Becs is available
wins books for school for appointments:
Monday to Friday and
late night Thursdays.
Kawhia 12-year-old Alice
Burton wrote a happy ending for
Kawhia School library when her
paragraph won an ‘interactive
book’ competition during our newcomer
National Library Week. SHERYL WALKER.
Alice’s entry was the winner
for August 18 and also saw her Models are required
collect the main prize — win- - for an appointment
ning six new books for the
school library. call Sheryl.
‘‘I’m going to read them, then
donate them to the library,’’
says the talented teenager, who
credits her avid interest in read-
ing as the catalyst for her
The Library Week ‘You
might be surprised’ interactive
book blog invited Year 6, 7 and 8
students to see what other
students had written and write a
new paragraph each day to keep
the story going.
The theme and the first day’s
story was written by well known
New Zealand short story writer,
and author of young adult fic- Executive Townhouse in Taylor Avenue TE AWAMUTU
tion and children’s books, Kate
Alice says she wanted to
make sure her piece made sense
and carried on with the story.
She also wanted to surprise
readers, something her para-
graph certainly achieves.
‘‘Writing is a way of being
able to make characters do
something I never would do.’’
Alice lives in Kawhia with
her parents (Dr) John and Sue TC020910SP5
Burton and siblings, David and ALICE BURTON, whose writing skills have earned extra books for
Erika (who are both at high Kawhia School library.
Teaching staff and fellow desk,’’ she joked and waited as small smile. ‘‘Your rhyming’s
students at Kawhia School were the phone rang. At the last fine,’’ she assured him. ‘‘We
justifiably proud of Alice’s minute she chickened out and better go now so um... thanks!’’
achievement. gave the phone to Jetson. He The man nodded. ‘‘Good luck
Here is her winning entry: heard a click then a droning, kids!’’ Coco and Jetson hurried
Coco made a small disgusted ominous sound. Coco looked away. They followed a passage-
sound in the back of her throat. confused. ‘‘Hey why can I hear a way until they caught a glimpse
‘‘Ew’’ she shuddered. ‘‘Was it phone ring - ‘‘Hello’’ Jetson of the welcoming light of day.
really necessary to hide it in a jumped and Coco screamed. The There was a large stone blocking
coffin? Especially when there’s dead person was sitting up, a the entrance. Jetson groaned.
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there’s one thing teachers teach the rhyming’s a bit lame, I made squeezed after her then gave a • Also available: 2 x neighboring sections
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TE AWAMUTU COURIER, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 7
A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE
Local daffodil growers strike gold
Help at hand to Te Awamutu daffodil
enthusiasts Graeme and Faith
fight crippling Miller were successful in
taking top honours at the
inaugural Te Awamutu Daf-
weaknesses fodil Show on Saturday.
They won Champion
Bloom of the show with a
By Vanessa MacCarthy of yellow large cup daffodil of
Te Awamutu Bible Chapel their own raising.
I have spent 20 years of my life being overweight. They also won the main
I promised my husband when we got married that I class exhibiting nine varieties
would lose the weight. Now 17 years of marriage and — the majority being their
three babies later, I am finally keeping my promise! own seedlings.
Many of us have things that we struggle with in Another flower in the win-
life. Whether it is reckless spending, alcoholism, ning nine was a flower of
drug addiction, gluttony, crime, compulsive lying, stunning colour, ‘Whitford
uncontrolled anger, or unforgiveness, we all find it Sunset’ which has white
difficult to master our area of weakness. petals and a vivid orange
The apostle Paul wrote about his struggle in trumpet.
Romans. He said ‘‘For I have the desire to do what is A bulb of this variety was
good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not given to Mr Miller last Janu-
the good I want to do; no, the bad I do not want to do ary by its hybridiser, the late
– this I keep on doing.‘‘ Max Hamilton who lived in
As he takes an honest look at himself, Paul says Hamilton.
‘‘I’ve tried everything and nothing helps. I’m at the Mr Hamilton passed away TC020910CT03
end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything just over a week ago. ELAINE MCFALL of Te Awamutu checks out Graeme and Faith Miller’s winning ‘Whitford
for me? Who will rescue me?’’ This variety was very Sunset’ blooms, the success of which had special significance (see article at left).
Can you sense his desperation as he seeks special to Mr Hamilton and
freedom from his struggle? Graeme and Faith Miller as
Have you ever taken an honest look at yourself there are very few trumpet
and felt the same way? daffodils of similar colour in
Well we find that Paul answers his own question the world and none anywhere
— there is only one who can do anything for him, of similar exhibition quality.
there is only one who can rescue him. Paul says; ‘‘It was very fitting that
‘‘Thanks be to God (he will rescue me) — through such a beautiful flower of Mr
our Lord Jesus Christ’’. Hamilton’s breeding should
be shown at the first show
after his passing away,’’ says
Wet finish to wet month Northern Daffodil Club presi-
dent Bronwyn Phillips.
August finished with another week which saw Other Premier Blooms (the
plenty of rain, report Courier weather watchers. best bloom of each division)
Pokuru and Pukeatua had the highest rainfall, selected for honours were
with 64mm each. grown by Malcolm Lind of Te
Ngahinapouri and Pirongia were next with Awamutu, Peter and Lesley
58mm, followed by Kihikihi 57 and Te Awamutu 55. Ramsay of Matangi, Robin
Kihikihi had highest maximum temperature Hill of Cambridge, and
with 20 degrees, followed by Pirongia and Pukeatua Graham Phillips of
on 19, Te Awamutu on 18 and Ngahinapouri and Gordonton.
Pokuru on 17. As well as daffodils,
Lowest minimum temperature also went to camellias were exhibited,
Kihikihi, with 1 degree, followed by Ngahinapouri with Champion Camellia TC020910CT02
and Pirongia on 3 and Pokuru, Pukeatua and Te grown by Ian Hook of INCOMING president of NZ National Daffodil Society, Trevor Rollinson of Dunedin admires the
Awamutu all on 6. Matangi. winning amateur collection class ‘Six Varieties’ won by Robin Hill of Cambridge.
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Te Awamutu Police 872 0100
TACPRO AGM hears from
Te Awamutu Police have dealt with
the following matters since last week:
Monday, August 23:
Man arrested for EBA.
Burglary of Whitaker Street resi-
dence reported. Nothing stolen.
Rowing New Zealand CEO
Hosting the World Rowing
Theft of copper wire from Ravens- Championships is a unique, once
down Lime reported. in a lifetime opportunity accord-
Theft of an iPod from car parked in ing to Rowing New Zealand CEO
Mahoe Street reported. Simon Peterson.
Tuesday, August 24: He was addressing the AGM
Wednesday, August 25: of Te Awamutu Community Pub-
Arrests: Man for theft from lic Relations Organisation and
Marshalls Pharmacy. Man for wilful made it clear having such a
damage to Police cells. notable event in a small nation
Theft of a lawnmower from Clarke such as New zealand is a rare
Court property reported. opportunity.
Thursday, August 26: Last held here in 1978, the
Arrests: Man for indecent assault. event this year is the biggest
Man for theft from Repco and pos- single event since Auckland
session of cannabis. Man for disorderly hosted the 1990 Commonwealth
Report of car entered and moved on Mr Peterson says it will
Kihikihi Road property. Offender attract 700 athletes at minimum
believed to have then gone to Swarbrick from 50 countries (37 are con-
Drive. Second car entered. Nothing firmed to date) and 400 officials.
stolen. Burglary of Swarbrick Drive Construction of the 10,000
residence reported. Keys taken and seat grandstand has started, and
Toyota Altezza (DRU923) stolen, as well organisers are now working
as camera, shoes, cash and clothing. through a list of over 700 names
Report of theft by three men at The for the 550 volunteers needed to TC020910DT01
Warehouse. help run the event. ROWING New Zealand CEO Simon Peterson addressing the audience at the AGM of Te Awamutu
Friday, August 27: Lake Karapiro and Waipa Community Public Relations Organisation.
Arrests: Man for dangerous driving, will feature in eight days of
failing to stop and possession of pipes extensive coverage on Sky Tv centralised programme and coming from the Northern Hemi- regionally.
for smoking methamphetamine. Man and through the BBC. highly competitive nature of the sphere winter to out summer, Mr Parlane estimates the
for breaching bail. And with its biggest ever athletes that combine to make us plus it is the end of the rowing return on each dollar from Wai-
Burglary of Waipa Hire reported. team (55 athletes), New Zealand so successful. season, so many will stay on and pa District Council was $2.95,
Trailer (K828C) and scaffolding tower will have a great chance of He says athletes have to enjoy a holiday here. and that it was money well
stolen. having its best ever World regain selection for every major REPORTS invested.
Car stolen from Sloane Street Rowing Championships. event, so no-one can afford to be TACPRO chairman Ian Mrs Fenwick reported an
located with windows smashed. Mr Peterson described the complacent. Parlane and Te Awamutu i-Site increase in visitor numbers and
Saturday, August 28: Kiwi team as the most dedicated Mr Peterson says his biggest Visitor Centre manager Lynne increased sales over the travel
Theft of camera from car parked in sportsmen and women he challenge is heading a sport that Fenwick gave their annual desk despite the economic
Fairview Road reported. knows. is already highly successful — reports reflecting on a busy and downturn.
Theft of confectionary and cigarettes He says they have old- making sure it continues to successful year for the centre. She also highlighted the
from College Superette reported. fashioned values and make a maintain and improve on past Mr Parlane thanked paid and centre’s commitment to and
Offender leaves in vehicle EUE28 and huge commitment to do what- performances. volunteer staff, as well as his involvement with World Rowing
also leaves Visa card in store. ever it takes to get the job done. In terms of economic benefits committee, for their dedication. Championships, and believes
Sunday, August 29: All athletes will be based in from the World Rowing Cham- He highlighted the work the this will be a tremendous oppor-
Man arrested for EBA. Cambridge for the event. pionships, Mr peterson believes centre does to promote Te Awa- tunity for the district.
24 hour Victim Support is available by When asked why Kiwis row it will be huge, and ongoing. mutu and our wider Waipa More in-depth reports from
phoning 0800 VICTIM (0800 842846). above their weight, Mr Peterson He says most athletes, region, which has seen an exten- Mr Parlane and Mrs Fenwick
says it is the commitment, officials and visitors will be sion of activities both locally and feature next week.
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5 Litre Moss ENGINE OIL
$ 6998 Promo Pack
$ 8600 Burner
$ 129800 $1999 Mould Remover
$ 1964 20W50 4 Litre
Community Sausage Sizzle
Every Saturday from 10.00am
All proceeds donated to local
community groups, clubs and schools
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Events Guide for Te Awamutu for September
Events in Te Awamutu and Awamutu Croquet Club, Bank Group ‘Get Together’, 1pm-4.30pm, Man, art, craft, plants, food, rides Redoubt Bar and Eatery. Tickets
surrounding areas for September Street. Waikato King Country Te Awamutu RSA. Guest artist is and many new stalls. $55 includes two course dinner and
as supplied by Te Awamutu Association’s Croquet Travel Joy Adams of Hamilton. Phone 26 - Daylight Saving Begins. show. Contact Bridie 871 4768.
Information Centre: Tournament, members only. Con- Celia for more information 871 27 - School holiday programme 30-1 - Glen Skein Workshop,
4 - Justice of the Peace on duty, tact Monnie Garland 07 871 7795 for 6045. ‘Under the Sea’ Te Awamutu Baffin Street Gallery, Pirongia.
Information Centre, Gorst Avenue more details 22,23 - Opera season at The Library — starts on Monday, Sep- Phone Hilary for more details 871
10.30am-12.30pm. 14 - Barrier Trials, Waipa Regent Theatre ‘La Boheme’, tember 27 and runs every morning 9890.
7 - St John’s Church presents Racing Club, Racecourse Road. Puccini’s best loved work bringing from 10.30-11.30 for two weeks (no Baffin Street Gallery, 812 Baffin
Carlo Curley, International Con- 15 - Play - Carol and Nev, come to 1830’s Paris to life. Adults $25, booking required but strictly Street, Pirongia. Manuscripts and
cert Organist, St John’s Church, the road trip of a lifetime — seniors $18. Refer to the Courier for limited numbers so participants Artists Books, opening Friday 3rd
7.30pm. An organ spectacular Woolshed Theatre 8pm. Presented more details. need to be prompt or they will miss 6-8 pm. Exhibition 4-27 September.
which guarantees a performance to by FLAXWORKS, creators of Mur- 25-28 - Te Awamutu Compe- out). Phone Hilary 07 871 9890 or text 021
delight and to surprise you from der by Chocolate and Biscuit and titions Society of the Performing 28-30 - School Holiday Pro- 161 5872.
this extraordinary musician. Coffee. Tickets $20, $16 for Arts, 58th Annual Festival. Vocal, gramme, Baffin Street Gallery, Te Awamutu Museum, school
Tickets $20 from St John Parish concessions. Tickets at the speech, ballet, modern dance, tap, Pirongia. Painting and drawing age children and adults are wel-
Office, Antique House, Te Awa- Information Centre 871 3259. pianoforte and instrumental at first session 10.30am-noon. Second come. A gold coin donation is
mutu Information Centre. Bring a 20 —Have a go at croquet, part of various venues around the town. session 2pm-4pm. No classes second requested. Numbers are limited, so
cushion. Sport Waikato ‘Have a Go’. Come Come along and support all of the week. Phone Hilary on 871 9890. please register at the Museum
11 - LJ Hooker Home Expo, Te along to three open days at the Te amazing talent from Te Awamutu 28 - Meet the Candidates Meet- reception on the weeks before each
Awamutu Events Centre, 9am-3pm. Awamutu Croquet Club, Bank and around New Zealand. ing, Te Awamutu Club, 7.30pm workshop. Exhibition “From
$2 entry, school children free. Street and have a go! Tuesday 21, Enquiries to Ruth 871 5734. Pro- organised by BPW Te Awamutu. Morse to Messaging”, looking at
Auction for children’s playhouse Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 Sep- grammes available at Information Candidates for the wards for and post and telegraphic history in
2pm. Contact Tanya Hollobon 871 tember 10am-3.30pm. Contact Doug Centre. around Te Awamutu and the Waipa. It recalls the days of party
5044 ext 216 or email Scott for more information 07 870 25 - Pirongia Annual Craft Day, candidates for our ward for the lines, morse code and cellphones
email@example.com. 1944. 9am-3pm. Only NZ handmade and Regional Council. the size of toolboxes. This exhi-
11 -Croquet Tournament, Te 19 - Te Awamutu Country Music home grown. Pirongia’s Mountain 30 - Beatles Tribute Night, bition will run until October 17.
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View: 30th September, 2010.
Tuesday 7th September, Phone: 871 7149 for details
12.00 - 2.00pm
238 Kaimango Road, Pirongia GOLD CARD MEMBERS
PRIVATE TREATY Contact
closes 4pm, Wednesday, Neville Kemp Do not forget our ongoing Gold Card privileges.
22nd September 2010 Mob 027 271 9801 Phone 8717149 for details.
(Unless Sold Prior) A/H 07 871 9801
• 93.8 ha – Dairy Farm with Potential for
• Current milking platform 68 ha.
• Approx 25ha awaiting further development!
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• 34,800 Fonterra shares included in sale.
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72 Waite Road, Te Pahu Sunday 5th September, Sunday 5th September,
12.30 - 1.15pm 2.00 - 2.30pm
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21st September 2010 Mob 027 271 9801 236 Arapuni road, Mob 027 271 9801 2/120 Wallace Terrace, Mob 027 289 9354
(Unless Sold Prior) A/H 07 871 9801 Orakau, Te Awamutu A/H 07 871 9801 Te Awamutu A/H 07 871 8766
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Who would steal from St John? FREE GST RETURN PREPARATION
BY CATHY ASPLIN
Te Awamutu St John
FOR 12 MONTHS
Pauline Austin says a
recent occurance Sign up now so I look after all your
greatly upset ambu-
lance staff. GST rate increase adjustments
‘‘While one of the
our St John crews were Sign up for 12 Months Fixed Monthly Payments for
out assisting at an inci- Annual Accounts and Taxation Returns and receive
dent at a residential 12 Months GST Preparation AT NO CHARGE
removed items from the
equipment and the pet-
‘‘The ambulance ser-
ANYTHING ACCOUNTING LIMITED
vice is there to support CALL KATE DOVE Member of Tax Agents Institute of NZ
the public at all times
and this equipment is I work with you to achieve the best results for you
there to save lives. Mob: 021 921 455 - Ph: 07 212 2455
‘‘It is really distress-
ing to think someone in
the community would
steal this much-needed
On a brighter note,
she thanks everyone
who supported St John
during the recent
‘‘It was fantastic to
see how supportive our
community can be and TC020910CA01
with all your donations VOLUNTEERS Susan Armitage and Graeme Parkes are Te Awamutu St
we managed to beat last John first responders.
year’s total by raising
$4924 for the proposed double crewing on the they could give back to responder.
new training facility.’’ front line ambulance their community After retiring Mr
She says the last vehicles in Te Awa- through St John. Parkes began as a St
month or two has been mutu, providing ambu- Mrs Armitage began John volunteer two
busy for St John. lance and first aid cover her association with St years ago.
‘‘It was good to see at many school events, John as a volunteer for ‘‘I had always been
our volunteers recog- sports competitions, community services in aware of St John and
nised when they won fundraisers and com- Timaru and she con- the good work they did.
the Health and munity events, as well tinued for a few years in I decided I could help in
Wellbeing category at as fundraising for the Te Awamutu. the community and
the Trust Power Waipa order of St John.’’ She rejoined as a keep my brain active at
Community Awards. She says the Te Awa- volunteer here about 18 the same.’’
‘‘These awards mutu station is always months ago after Mrs Austin says
recognised the incred- looking for more volun- completing a refresher they would love to meet
ible work our St John teers. in workplace first aid. anyone else interested
volunteers do for the Susan Armitage and Along with Mr Parkes in working for St John.
community. Graeme Parkes are two she is now working on Contact the station (ph
‘‘This includes people who decided modules as a first 870 2691) for details.
SEPTEMBER SELLOUT SEPTEMBER SELLOUT SEPTEMBER SELLOUT
Our yard is bulging with used vehicles. We need your help to
clear some space - so with all used cars sold we’re offering $1000 FUEL VOUCHERS
1996 HONDA Prelude EXI 1999 MAZDA Demio FORD Mondeo Zetec 2001 HONDA Odyssey 2000 SUBARU Legacy B4 2000 FORD Falcon XR6
Towbar, full electrics, 5 speed, Air bag, CD stereo, air cond, full Hatch, alloys, full electrics, air Leather, climate air, full Body kit, CD stereo, air cond, full Full electrics, stereo, air bags,
stereo, air bag electrics cond, CD stereo, air bags electrics, stereo, air bags electrics, air bags air cond, ABS, alloys
$4,995 $6,500 $8,995 $8,990 $8,995 $9,990
2004 MAZDA Axela 2007 TOYOTA Corolla GL 2004 PEUGEOT 407 V6 2005 MAZDA Atenza SW 2006 MAZDA 3 SP23 2007 HOLDEN Commodore
Hatch, alloys, CD stereo, air con, CD stereo, ABS, air cond, air Leather, alloys, climate air, ABS, Body kit, alloys, full electrics, Air bags, full electrics, ABS, Berlina Alloys, lowered, climate
full electrics, air bags, remote bags full electrics, air bags, CD stereo, stereo, ABS, air bags, air cond remote locking, climate air, air, CD stereo, air bags, 40,000kms,
locking, ABS, tidy $17,995 ABS $21,995 alloys full electrics, remote locking
$17,995 $21,995 $21,995 $29,995
HEAPS MORE VEHICLES IN STOCK - BEAT THE GST INCREASE!
* CO N D I T I O N S A P P LY. $ 1 0 0 0 F U E L V O U C H E R O F F E R D O E S N O T A P P LY T O O N - B E H A L F O R N E W V E H I C L E S .
Wishing you all a very
FINANCE Merry Christmas NEIL GOODRICK
Mob (027) 4 948 672 Mob (027) 292 9040
firstname.lastname@example.org 132 Kihikihi safe motoring!
and Road, Te Awamutu. Phone 871 3079 email@example.com