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  1. 1. REAL ESTATE BUYING, SELLING OR MARKET APPRAISALS Contact: Garry Maughan Ph: 871 7247 or 0274 725 602 WAIPA PROPERTY LINK 7672602AA LICENSED REAA 2008 MREINZ Published Tuesday and Thursday THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 Circulated FREE to all households throughout Te Awamutu and surrounding districts. Extra copies 40c. BRIEFLY Dad who makes huge difference Scholarship 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 ( or ph 871 parents, the couple have cared for 8107 or go to 30 children, as well as their own 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 SKY Television. Full details, including entry form are available on www.theoutlookforsomeday.n- et. 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 ing consents (down 15% from cil slowed work on a number of nearly $1 Million following an Report, are available from Coun- budgeted). planned projects, particularly organisational restructure cil offices. Present this voucher when you buy a coffee and receive another of equal or lesser value FOR FREE One voucher per customer per visit to Te Awamutu 7672613AA McDonalds. Valid until 15/09/2010.
  2. 2. 2 TE AWAMUTU COURIER, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 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 7681108AA 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- sis. 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 7672535AA 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 Awamutu. ´ 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. your RSVP is essential to reserve seat — email 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 (Monovale Blueberries) on the Information Centre as well as in Kawhia with each artist selling at least one piece of art. 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 7670242AA Early bird respondents will be refreshments. 7682248AA Cooling and Heating all year round Seen the latest million dollar give away? I CAN DO BETTER! I $100 OFF* any quote CALL ADAM I 6 Year Warranty on heat pumps I Q Card Finance available 0800 500 101 domestic l industrial l commercial Te Awamutu based and operated *Conditions apply
  3. 3. TE AWAMUTU COURIER, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 3 Intermediate musicians hit high notes TC020910CA02 TC020910CA03 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! 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  5. 5. 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 And introducing 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- 7680307AA ing as the catalyst for her writing. 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 De Goldi. Alice says she wanted to ER make sure her piece made sense D and carried on with the story. N She also wanted to surprise TE 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. school). 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. • Viewing is definitely worth the trip TENDER a...’’ she glanced nervously at phone pressed to his ear. ‘‘Like ‘‘Guess this is what they meant up the drive! Closes 11am the coffin and lowered her voice the costume kids?’’ He looked when they said they were going • Spacious and family friendly, gaining 1 October 2010 to a whisper, ‘‘a dead person amused at their fear. ‘‘Well to test BODY, mind and spirit.’’ PGG Wrightson there!’’ Jetson raked a hand done, you’re the first to reach Coco laughed at his dismay and maximum advantage of sun and views through his hair and re read the me. Here’s your next clue. He they began heaving the rock, Real Estate Ltd • Tastefully appointed rooms and superior 41 Market St, note. ‘‘It says we have to ‘dial the cleared his throat: Beneath a huffing and puffing. Suddenly dead’. He wrinkled up his nose. tree, tall and proud, hides a note, they heard footsteps coming chattels, the quality is clear Te Awamutu Coco frowned. ’’Here pass me still to be found. But which tree? down the passageway. ‘‘Hurry!’’ the phone.’’ She punched in the you may ask. Here’s a hint: in hissed Coco. She slipped • Al fresco dining on the private BBQ patio number supplied on the paper the east end of the park.’’ He through the tiny gap and or sunny deck and grinned at Jetson. ‘‘If grinned at them again. ‘‘Sorry, gestured for Jetson to follow. He 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 you, it’s to learn to text better it up myself.’’ Coco, first to small yelp. ‘‘Coco! I’m stuck!’’ $115,000 each with the phone hidden under the recover from the shock, gave a The footsteps quickened in pace. Garden visit treat for Lyceum members Open Day: 359 Taylor Avenue 11:00 am Sun 12 Sept Highlight of August for Te The garden features plenty of joining the friendly Te Awa- Sharon James Awamutu Lyceum Club’s gar- colour with camellias promin- mutu Lyceum Club contact Joy B 07 870 6524 den circle was a visit to the ent among a range of flowering at 870 6355 or Pam at 871 6098. M 027 235 4771 7671072AA ID: HAM1407959 immaculate town garden of plants. The club celebrated its 55th Dawn Gane. If you are interested in birthday last month. 7678558AA
  7. 7. 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. Weather protection for all seasons Stylish Shade Sails Clear Curtains Umbrellas Aerfresco From stylish and striking shade sails to practical and High quality tensioned shade fabric is used which provides attractive clear curtains, we custom create to suit your up to 99% UV-B block and up to 97% shade. space. Create additional indoor space by enclosing an outdoor 0800 Sunshade use the latest 3D design software, so when space with clear curtains. They provide excellent shelter you receive a plan from us you’ll see first hand what shade from the wind and rain. will be provided at various times of the day and year. New Zealand made for New Zealand conditions. Call your local agent Don on 0274 250 090 for a FREE no-obligation measure and quote when planning your next commercial or residential project • S T R O N G • S T Y L I S H • F U N C T I O N A L • E F F E C T I V E We can’t predict the weather but we can prepare you for it Locally Owned and Operated 7681386AA
  8. 8. 8 TE AWAMUTU COURIER, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 CRIMELINE Te Awamutu Police 872 0100 EMERGENCY 111 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 behaviour. Games. 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. 7671197AA GE WEIG HT LOSS CHALLEN WIN $10,000 CASH The Kate Morgan Weight Management Program includes advice on diet, exercise and lifestyle changes which take personal commitment to be effective. 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  9. 9. TE AWAMUTU COURIER, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 9 FATHER’S DAY 10 at MITRE BOSCH CORDLESS TOOLINE DRILL BENCH 12V, PSR 12-2 CORDLESS HEDGE CIRCULAR SAW POULAN PETROL DRILL SKU266992 TRIMMER SKILL CHAINSAW PRESS $ 13870 18V BHT518 SKU130351 $ 16400 185mm 1300W SKU131916 11900 $ 185mm 1300W SKU124643 $ 29900 13mm 1300W SKU260370 $12400 MASPORT KARCHER MULCH & CATCH ELECTRIC CHAMBERLAIN ESTWING LAWNMOWER WATERBLASTER CRC GARAGE OPENER CLAW HAMMER 450AL SKU112054 $69900 49900 185mm, 1000W SKU124656 $ $2797 $37900 CAR CARE KIT SKU131978 Motolft 750 Tilt SKU211819 200Z Vinyl SKU245269 $ 6245 DIY - it ’s in our DNA BBQ FATMAX HOTPLATE LEVEL AEROFAST RATCHET LINER RINNAI 400 x 500mm 1200mm TIE DOWN HD BBQ 30 SECONDS CASTROL GTX SKU273213 37mm 6m Maxim X44 SKU105963 5 Litre Moss ENGINE OIL $ 6998 Promo Pack SKU131874 $ 8600 Burner SKU082645 $ 129800 $1999 Mould Remover SKU362155 $ 1964 20W50 4 Litre SKU461611 $ 2998 Mitre 10 Community Sausage Sizzle Every Saturday from 10.00am All proceeds donated to local community groups, clubs and schools This week: TOASTER/KETTLE Te Awamutu Community Health SEED RAISING MIX SAND PIT SAND BREAKFAST Transport Trust 15L Tui SKU107376 7 $ 96 Premium Bag 20kgs SKU114989 9 $ 98 PACK SKU294811 $ 14900 RICKIT’S WE CUT KEYS Free local delivery YOU’LL COME OUT BETTER OFF 55 ARAWATA ST, TE AWAMUTU - PH 07 871 5115 - CUSTOMER SERVICE EMAIL: HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 7.30AM-5.30PM, SATURDAY 8AM-5PM, SUNDAY 9AM-4PM 7672590AA
  10. 10. 10 TE AWAMUTU COURIER, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 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 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. Ph: 07 871 7149 SITUATION VACANT Residential Salesperson Our company is seeking a residential salesperson. This is a great opportunity to join a well established team and work from a high profile location. We are aiming to grow the company position in Te Awamutu as one of the leading real estate operations both in terms of market share and professional reputation. Apply in confidence to: GRAZING PLUS QUALITY HOMESTEAD Gregg Tickelpenny Owner/Licensee Agent Mob 027 278 9068/Wk 8717149 WITH PURCHASE OPTIONS 145 ha. Drystock unit with 3 stand woolshed, Airstrip, Natural water, 31 paddocks plus impressive 5 bedroom SPRING MARKETING CAMPAIGN villa with views. Includes 45.5 ha with subdivision approved for 6 Lots. Ray White Real Estate is offering special marketing Buy the lot or several options available for part purchase. packages for owners whom list before View: 30th September, 2010. Tuesday 7th September, Phone: 871 7149 for details 12.00 - 2.00pm ID#TEA20267 Address: 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 OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS • 93.8 ha – Dairy Farm with Potential for Improvement • Current milking platform 68 ha. • Approx 25ha awaiting further development! Modern 16 ASHB shed, 50 paddocks • 34,800 Fonterra shares included in sale. • 2 bedroom house plus sleep-out LOVE HORSES? – DISCOVER THIS HIDDEN GEM THIS IS THE PROPERTY FOR YOU! • Tucked away, private, renovated and north facing 2.4 ha, 8 paddocks, 60 x 20m and dressage arena for all day sun. plus lunging arena, stable with 4 horse boxes, 3 bay • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, quality chattels. shed + storage shed, yards, bore water, elevated 3 • Fabulous outdoor entertaining swimming pool, bedroom home with modern designer kitchen & great spa, built in BBQ. View: views. Only 3 km from Kihikihi. Make your Dreams into • A quiet stunning setting in this unique location, Friday 3rd September, Reality Today. $595,000 close to town centre. $379,000 12.00 noon - 2.00pm Address: ID#TEA20324 View: ID#TEA20342 View: ID#TEA20329 72 Waite Road, Te Pahu Sunday 5th September, Sunday 5th September, 12.30 - 1.15pm 2.00 - 2.30pm PRIVATE TREATY Contact Contact Contact closes 4pm, Tuesday, Neville Kemp Address: Neville Kemp Address: Mairi Gray 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 7666554AA Rosetown Realty Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) 223 Alexandra St, Te Awamutu 7678542AA
  11. 11. TE AWAMUTU COURIER, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 11 Who would steal from St John? FREE GST RETURN PREPARATION BY CATHY ASPLIN Te Awamutu St John station manager 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 address, someone removed items from the vehicle, including equipment and the pet- rol card. ‘‘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 7670233AA ‘‘It is really distress- ing to think someone in the community would steal this much-needed 7672126AA equipment.’’ On a brighter note, she thanks everyone who supported St John during the recent appeal week. ‘‘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 . GRANT WILKS Wishing you all a very FINANCE Merry Christmas NEIL GOODRICK 7678472AA Mob (027) 4 948 672 Mob (027) 292 9040 132 Kihikihi safe motoring! and Road, Te Awamutu. Phone 871 3079