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Te Awamutu Courier - January 12th_ 2007


									                                                                                                                                                                                                   ISSN 1170-1099

                            Published Tuesday and Thursday                                                         FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2007

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              Plenty to see,
              do says centre
                                                     Missing daughter takes
                Te Awamutu i-SITE Informa-
              tion Centre reports that there
              are plenty of holiday attrac-
              tions and activities in town.
                Pick up your flyer which
              details three school holiday
                                                     the gloss off festivities
                                                                          By Dean Taylor
              programmes and things to do
              with the children this summer            Twelve-year-old Unity         Mrs Ferguson believes
              from the Information Centre in         Ferguson, and her mum Charm and her friends
              Gorst Avenue (phone 871 3259           Vicki, wanted just one arranged a pick-up by
              for more information).                 thing for Christmas - to texting and as soon as
                The centre also recommends           see 15-year-                               the coast was
              visiting Te Awamutu Museum             old      Charm                             clear she left.
                                                     home,       safe                             She       was
              to view local photographer Phil
                                                     and well.                                  seen around
              Brown’s exhibition ‘Cultivating          Mrs Fergu-                               the     village
              Nature’ - featuring fantastic          son reported                               during      the
              photographs he has taken               her daughter                               day, but was
              at Maungatautari, Kakepuku,            missing      on                            not found.
              Pirongia and Lake Ngaroto.             December                                     Mrs      Fer-
                Phone 872 0085 for more              2, and apart                               guson      says
              information.                           from a letter                              the       other
                                                     on December                                girl involved
              Rain renders                           20 to say she                              returned      to
                                                     was        okay, CHARM FERGUSON her home, but
              shellfish risky                         hasn’t heard from or seen believes the older brother
                Health advice to recreational        her daughter since.           and Charm are still to-
              shellfish gatherers not to take           The      family     moved gether, somewhere in the
              shellfish from the harbour at           to Kihikihi about four Pukekohe region.
              Raglan has now been lifted, but        months ago - a move back        Her initial information
              they may still want to hold off        home for Mrs Ferguson led to think the boy was
              until a few days after the cur-        and hopefully a chance for in his early 20’s, but now
              rent rain has passed.                  a new start for her girls.    she thinks he is even older,
                 Shellfish feed by filtering             She says Charm is a maybe twice Charm’s age -
              nutrients from sea water, which        good girl, but too easily led and she is concerned about
              means they also pick up any            and so hadn’t been doing her daughter’s wellbeing,
              contaminants present. Sewage           her best at school - even her health and her inno-
              spill contamination will have          though she was basically cence.
              cleared naturally by now but           bright.                         “Charm will have run
              current rain will be washing             Charm has run off be- out of money and didn’t
              some bacteria from the land            fore, but usually just over- even take many clothes,”
                                                     night and never more than she says.
              into seawater.
                                                     three or four days.             “Someone knows what
                A few days after heavy rain,           “We generally have a has happened to my
              cleaner seawater should have           good relationship, and daughter, but no-one will
              removed any new contami-               she and Unity are great say.”
              nants the shellfish may have            mates,” she says.               Mrs Ferguson says the          CHARMLESS: Vicki Ferguson, youngest daughter Unity (12) and pooch Safari wait
              picked up.                               Now with her more than other family isn’t letting            for 15-year-old Charm’s return to the family.                       012071AD
                                                     a month away from home on where their son is and
              Kihikihi dry                           and her mother is worried. Police aren’t making them.
                                                                                                                       “Police at Waiuku had
                                                                                                                    a lead to follow up before
                                                                                                                                                  concerned about Charm’s
                                                                                                                                                  whereabouts and wellbe-
                                                                                                                                                                                    with is aged 24, but she
                                                                                                                                                                                    may not necessarily still
                 Kihikihi weather watcher              “I’ve been putting on a       She says the only con-         Christmas and still haven’t   ing.                              be with that person.
              John Nicholls recorded just 39         brave face for Unity, trying tact with police since she        done it,” she says.             She says the file has              She says Charm’s letter
              millimetres of rain last month         to make the best of Christ- reported Charm missing                Making matters worse is    been sent to police in the        of December 20 did say the
              - the driest December in the 10        mas and the summer holi- is when she rings them, in-           the Fergusons planned to      Pukekohe region where             girl was okay and safe, but
              years he has been recording            days,” she says.              cluding officers near where       shift to be with other fam-   Charm is believed to be           also that she did not want
              rainfall in the township.                “Christmas should be a she believes her daughter             ily in Australia.             and officers there will do         to be found.
                 Average rainfall over the dec-      time for families. It’s no has gone.                              Mrs Ferguson says they     their best to locate the            “We are not happy and
              ade for December was 80.6mm,           fun with Charm missing.”        Mrs Ferguson knows             were all looking forward
                                                       Mrs Ferguson believes Charm has run away be-                                               missing girl.                     would like to find Charm
              with the highest being 127mm                                                                          to a complete new life, and     However, Ms Mockford            to clarify the situation,”
              in 2001.                               the latest saga began fore, but says the attitude              new opportunities. Now
                                                     when Charm befriended a of police - who have said                                            says it is a fact that police     she says.
                 Kihikihi’s total rainfall for                                                                      those plans are on hold.      have to prioritise their            “But even then we may
              2006 was 980mm.                        local girl, then her older we deal with teenagers                 Meanwhile Mrs Fergu-
                                                     brother who lives out of like this often - isn’t very                                        workloads, and in this            not be able to achieve the
                 Te Awamutu weather watcher                                                                         son puts on a brave face,     instance they do not hold         outcome Mrs Ferguson
              Paul Hobbs recorded 72.5mm             the village.                  comforting.                      even though she is scared
                                                       On the morning she left,      “Every case is different,”                                   any fears for Charm’s             wants if Charm is deter-
              in December, contributing to an                                                                       for her daughter, and         safety.                           mined not to go home.”
                                                     Mrs Ferguson went to do she says.                              hopes for the best.
              annual total of 1312.5mm.                                                                                                             Ms Mockford says police           Any information that
                                                     some early morning gro-         “Charm is a good girl
                 He reports that Te Awamutu          cery shopping and left the from a good home who just               POLICE CONCERNED          have followed every avenue        could help trace Charm
              had 112 wet days (over 2mm)            girls at home.                sometimes reacts badly              Te Awamutu’s acting        of enquiry available here         would be welcome. Contact
              during 2006 - less than one in           Charm stole some money when she can’t handle the             senior     sergeant    Gael   and have established the          Te Awamutu Police on 872
              three.                                 from her mother and left.     boundaries.                      Mockford says police are      male Charm left Kihikihi          0100.

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                                                                              Now that we’ve got back to England,        ing about Tim’s upcoming gig at the           We had an amazing holiday - each
                       Come and meet our friendly team                      we just wanted to write to say thanks to     Events Centre.                              day brought memories we’ll never for-
                                                                            Te Awamutu iSITE Information Centre            We couldn’t believe he was playing a      get, and Te Awamutu is chief among
                                                                            for their help when we visited back in       couple of days later and that you had       them.

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                309 Rutherford Street, T E A W A M U T U                      We’d visited Te Awamutu as fans of           We had a fantastic night - wasn’t it      all at the iSITE for their help and the
                                                                            Neil Finn and only intended to pop in        brilliant?                                  warm welcome you all extended to us.
                                                                            for half an hour for photos and a visit to     And we got talking to a really friendly   It was a welcome we felt all across the
                                                                            the Split Enz display in the museum.         couple who invited us round for lunch       country.
                                                                               We ended up spending an hour with         next day!                                     Have a great summer and a happy
                                                                            Claire and colleagues chatting, looking        Unfortunately, we weren’t able to         new year!
                                                                            through the Finn scrap book and talk-        take them up on the offer.                         PAUL AND JOANNE HILLIER

                                                                            Frustrated at feedback process                                                                   Online paper a
                                                                                                                                                                             great service
                                                                              In the formal format, formality over-           whose information is a narrow window             I would just like to say that
                                                                            rules information:                                through the walls of Council formality, il-    me and my family will be mov-
                                                                              How do you do? “Very well thank you,”           luminating real community issues.              ing to Te Awamutu in 2007.
                                                                            we are trained to reply: Nobody is asking           Can Council think outside the format?          I will be there in April as I
                                                                            for facts.                                          Not if the Courier’s Word on Waipa proc-     have a job to start at Waikeria
                                                                              How do you rate the performance of the          lamation is true that we are, according to     Prison.
                                                                            Waipa District Council and its officers?           the annual survey, highly satisfied with          I have been keeping up to
                                                                              “Very good,” we mostly reply as untruth-        the performance of Council, end of story.      date with all the news thanks
                                                                            fully as to the first question - except for          The inference is that issues will not be     to your paper being online. It
                                                                            some uncouth people who actually provide          considered by Council, and we must each        has been a great help.
                                                                            information. “See my scar!”                       go away highly satisfied.                         So this is a thank you for
                                                                               A council with the interests of its rate-        No problem for formal respondents but        the paper being available on-
                                                             010TC027/02    payers at heart would be expected to over-        for the truthful, frustration.                 line and long may it continue.
                                                                            come its revulsion of the uncouth, above,                       NICK EMPSON                             PAUL CHADWICK
                               WHAT MAKES
                            SUMMER GREAT?
                                           Swimming, camping,
                                           boating, entertaining,
                                                                           Must-Do’s for Kiwis rates well with TA resident
                                           cool summer clothes,              The festive period may have come            campaign encourages New Zealanders          cause she visited the 101 Must-Do’s For
                                                      etc, etc...          and gone, but for Te Awamutu resident         to vote online for their favourite 101      Kiwis website and rated her favourite
                                                                           Barbara Hungerford the giving spirit          Must-Do’s and share their own holiday       New Zealand experiences.
                                                  OUR SUMMER               still keeps coming after being named the      experiences.                                   “I am absolutely thrilled with my win!
                                             FEATURE PLUBLISHES            latest weekly prizewinner for the 101           Visitors     to      the      website,    The Bay of Islands is a wonderful area
                                           TUESDAY JANUARY 16              Must-Do’s For Kiwis campaign.       , can locate each of      with so much to do, and I really can’t
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Takahe second                                          This pot of gold                                                 Nifty vehicles
try for chick                                                                                                           make fence
may be failure
  Maungatautari Mountain’s two nesting takahe
                                                       is really green                                                  check easy
may have failed a second time this season to                                                                              Two neat little four-wheel-drive Suzuki Jimny vehi-
hatch an egg.                                                                                                           cles are making life a lot easier for 24 volunteers who
  The pair, Matariki and Hauhanga, are both                                                                             check the 40km pest-proof fence around the Maunga-
young adults, and laid their first egg last October.                                                                     tautari Ecological Island Reserve.
It was found to be infertile a month later, and was                                                                       The vehicles are being used to each drive halfway
taken from the birds.                                                                                                   round the perimeter of the fence for the daily inspec-
  This encouraged them to nest again, and they                                                                          tions to ensure no breaches have been made.
suddenly became secretive and furtive in their                                                                            Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust chief execu-
movements in late November, indicating they                                                                             tive, Jim Mylchreest, says all 24 volunteers have been
were nesting again.                                                                                                     given expert training in driving the compact 1300cc
  But Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust                                                                             vehicles, to ensure maximum safety during the often
restoration ecologist Chris Smuts-Kennedy says                                                                          steep drive around the track.
the birds should have had their chick by now if                                                                           “The little Jimnys are very light, they have a low
their laying and brooding had been successful.                                                                          centre of gravity, and they’re ideal for the monitoring
  He doubts that this second nesting will produce                                                                       work we need to do every day because they do so little
a chick at this late stage.                                                                                             damage to the track,” he says.
  “They’re way past their hatch-by date, so in an-                                                                        “We are very grateful to Winger Subaru in Hamilton,
other week I’ll probably go in and remove the egg                                                                       who let us have the vehicles at an excellent discount,
and also take away their nest,” he says.                                                                                and we’re also grateful to the Natural Instincts Com-
  By removing both egg and nest, the birds will                                                                         pany of Rotorua who did the 4WD training for our vol-
be more strongly encouraged to try nesting for a                                                                        unteers and also made several good suggestions about
third time, and may begin to do so within 10 days,                                                                      improvements to our track.”
Mr Smuts-Kennedy says.                                                                                                    Mr Mylchreest says the daily inspections will contin-
  But he is not surprised the birds have been                                                                           ue for some time, until special electronic surveillance
unsuccessful.                                                                                                           equipment is set up right round the fence.
  “Even experienced, more adult birds have only                                                                           “But even then, there will always be a need for
about a 50 per cent chance of successfully breed-                                                                       regular physical inspections at least a couple of times
ing, so the hopes for first-timers like these are not                                                                    a week, to make sure the fence is in good condition all
especially high.”                                                                                                       the time.”
  He says that in the wild, young adult takahe                                                                            He says the volunteer group of inspectors is drawn
often play “uncle” or “aunty” to younger siblings                                                                       from as far away as Hamilton, Matamata and other
over several years of hatchings by adult parent                                                                         centres around the mountain and also includes several
birds, and by so doing the young birds learn the                                                                        land-owners and their family members and a number
basics of building nests and raising a family.                                                                          of trustees.
  Pukeko do the same, he says.                                                                                            “To do the job properly takes about five hours for each
  The two takahe have built their second nest                                                                           vehicle. They start off from a central point and do half
in a dense patch of raupo in the three-hectare                                                                          the track each, going in different directions.
Tautari Wetland area adjacent to the Southern                                                                             “We send the volunteers out in pairs, both for safety
Enclosure of the ecological island.                                                                                     reasons and also because it’s a lot quicker if there is
  Mr Smuts-Kennedy says raupo was one of the                                                                            someone to open and close gates, and to always be
common nesting areas for takahe centuries ago,                                                                          watching the fenceline while the other person drives.”
but this may be the first time in European times                                                                           The volunteers work on a roster to suit themselves
that takahe have nested in such a location.                                                                             and other commitments.
  “By the time Europeans got to New Zealand,           PUKEATUA residents, Rex and Angela Brown captured this image       My Mylchreest says that once the inspection system
takahe only lived in remote high-country in the        of a vertical rainbow on Maungatautari on New Year’s Eve. Mrs    is up and running, it is likely members of the public will
South Island, and since then have survived on          Brown says: “My husband and I have lived at Pukeatua for six     be offered the opportunity of riding in the vehicles to
off-shore islands where there is no raupo.             months and every day, enjoy the view we have of Maungatautari.   see the work and the views.
  “Here they seem to have returned to their natu-      We thought the picture presented a clear juxtaposition - the       “There are some spectacular views along the track,
ral habitat, and it’s going to be really hard to get   natural beauty and the man made pylon. Gladly the rainbow        and it will give people the chance to see right round the
to,” he says.                                          dominated the view.”                                             mountain,” he says.

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 DIAMOND couple Cyril and Vee Pittams (centre) with bridesmaid Rachael Willey (Vee’s sister)
and best man Frank Miller (Cyril’s nephew) at the joint family celebrations held last month. The
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mond Wedding and Mr        Mokuiti - but they met     was nursing at the                The     couple    soon
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                                                                                         Continued page 12.

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Local women make base
camp on Mount Everest
  Late last year eight
intrepid women from
Te Awamutu (and one
from Hamilton) suc-
cessfully took on the
trek to Everest Base
Camp in Nepal.                                                                                                 We’re starting the New Year with sharp deals on top
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flew up the valleys and
over the foothills of the
Himalayas, landing on
a tiny up hill air strip
perched on the hill-
side at Lukla, reports
participant       Miriam
                            TEAM EVEREST; (from left) Lyn Fitzgerald, Mary Bartie, Chris Lewendon,
                            Miriam Wallace, Helen Neale, Margaret Stead, Jo Shearer, Stacy
  The air strip was         Osborne, Pam Osborne.                     Photo by Bruce Yeong Photography.
made possible through
the efforts of Edmond       a living.                  the way up to Base         clothes on to keep
Hillary      to   enable      Everone loved the        Camp which lies at         warm.
trekkers and moun-          yaks which are long        5363 metres.                 Life for the local
taineers to access the      haired docile animals        Many trekkers on the     people in these areas
area more easily, and       with huge horns and        route suffered badly       is very harsh indeed,
to assist the people        a skirt of long hair       from altitude sickness,    and they welcome the
of this remote region.      swinging as they walk.     the symptons of which      trekkers as they are
There are no roads into       They wear bells to       include loss of appitite   an important source of
Lukla, it is just a tiny    warn trekkers coming       and inability to sleep,    income for them.
hillside village.           the opposite way that      headaches,      extreme      Base Camp is a small
  On arriving, some-        they are approaching.      breathlessness      and    rugged plateau covered
what white knuckled,          There were many          loss of energy.            in boulders, with only
at Lukla, the local         reminders of Edmond          This is because at       one permanent shelter
women and their por-        Hilary along the way,      Base Camp there is         there.
ters commenced the          and the group visited      only 50% of oxygen in        The women took
                            schools and tiny hos-      the air as there is at     photos sporting the                                                       132 Kihikihi Road,
trek immediately as                                                                                                                                         Te Awamutu
                            pitals built through the   sea level.                 New Zealand flag with                                                      Phone 871 3079
the route rises straight
                            efforts of Sir Edmond.       The last four days of    a back drop of the icy                                          
up behind the airstrip.       The hospitals are        the trek was in snow,      slopes leading to Ev-
The altitude is already     mainly staffed by vol-     and the temperature        erest peak - a great
nearly 3000 metres at       unteers from overseas.     sank to -10 degrees at     moment.
this point.                 The path also crossed      night.                       The 14 days of pic-
  The 14 day trek kept      the tiny airstrip where      Conditions in the        tureque scenery was a
to the paths between        Sir Edmond’s first wife     guest houses was very      highlight for the group
villages, where every-      and daughter had been      basic with no warm         with    steep     gorges,
thing has to be carried     killed as their plane      water or showers, no       raging    rivers,    and
in by porters or yaks.      came in to land.           lights or heating in the   magestic snow capped
Some porters carry up         Two acclimatisation      rooms, and trekkers        mountains every step
to 90 kgs to try to earn    days were required on      sleeping with their        of the way.                                                                                   012TC027-07

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                                                                                       Seasonal crimewave
                                                                                       worse than usual
                                                                                          As well as horrific violent          ucts have security systems that       computer, Christmas presents,
                                                                                       crimes committed in the region         require codes, and these systems      suitcase and clothing stolen.
                                                                                       this summer (as reported in            should be utilised to foil offend-       Thefts: Stainless steel water
                                                                                       Wednesday’s Courier), Police in        ers obtaining value from stolen       tank from Arapuni Road prop-
                                                                                       the region have been dealing with      goods.                                erty. Blue Subaru legacy (XP
                                                                                       an unprecedented increase in              SUMMARY OF CRIME IN THE            3849) from Osbornes Transport
                                                                                       property crimes.                          WEEK PRIOR TO CHRISTMAS            yard. Steadcraft 5 metre boat,
                                                                                          Acting Senior Sergeant Gael           Arrests: Man for theft and          65hp Evinrude outboard motor
                                                                                       Mockford says burglaries and           trying to fraudulently obtain         and trailer from Townshend Road
                                                                                       thefts historically increase dur-      goods. Woman for trespassing at       property. Two subwoofers from
                                                                                       ing this period, usually because       Waikeria Prison and for hinder-       boot of car parked at Carlton
                                                                                       it is simply easier pickings for       ing and resisting a prison official.   Street address. Owner asleep in
                                                                                       offenders.                             Man for warrant for failing to ap-    back seat and offender seen and
                                                                                          But this year the rise has been     pear in court and breaching bail.     later arrested. Handbag from
                                                                                       worse than usual, a trend echoed       Man for EBA. Man for driving          The Ale House. Bag located in
                                                                                       throughout the Waikato and King        while disqualified. Car impound-       rubbish outside with cards and
                                                                                       Country.                               ed. Man for disorderly behaviour.     licence stolen. Handbag from The
                                                                                          Ms Mockford says there are            Burglaries: Chatsfield Dairy.        Redoubt. Contained sunglasses,
                                                                                       obviously some links between a         Phone cards and confectionary         phone, cash, keys and make-up.
                                                                                       number of the burglaries, with         stolen. Earlybird Foodbar. Drinks     Laptop computer, bag, wallet,
                                                                                       carefully planned offending in         stolen. Waipa District Council.       cards and cash from car parked
                                                                                       Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Cam-             Laptop computers and computer         at Ballance Street address. Stain-
                                                                                       bridge, Te Kuiti and Otorohanga.       monitor stolen. Fonterra Trans-       less steel BBQ and patio heater
                                                                                          She says the burglars had           port. Laptop computer, digital        from Downs Street property.
                                                                                       similar means of entry, targeted       camera and overhead projector            A worker at San Michele
                                                                                       isolated properties and stole simi-    stolen. Bayley Road residence.        Resthome also disturbed a male
                                                                                       lar items.                             DVDs, stereo, TV and clothing         Maori intruder on the premises.
                                                                                          This year laptop computers and      stolen. Christie Avenue residence.       The offender knocked the staff
                                                                                       high-tech home electronics have        DVD player, alcohol, Christmas        member as he ran from the rear
                                                                                       been popular.                          presents and car stolen. Car in-      of the premises.
                                                                                          Ms Mockford expects another         volved in a crash in Morrinsville        Police also received a complaint
                                                                                       wave of reported offending to          then recovered abandoned in the       from a woman that she had been
                                                                                       come next week as more people          town later in day. Ohaupo Road        assaulted three times by her
                                                                                       return for their holidays.             residence. DVD player, laptop         partner.
                                                                                          She says it is an important time
                                                                                       to think about security, especially
                                                                                                                              Fire Brigade notebook

                                                                                       in relation to the identification of
                                                                                       property.                                Te Awamutu Volunteer Fire           Walmsley Street.
                                                                                          Owners should keep a list of        Brigade has attended the fol-           December, 29. Private fire
                                                                                       serial numbers as these are the        lowing matters:
              Farm Machinery Centre                                                    best and quickest means for po-          December, 19. Animal rescue,
                                                                                                                                                                    alarm, Alexandra Street.
                                                                                                                                                                      January, 1. House fire, Kaora
                                                                                       lice to identify and return stolen     Cambridge Road.
              PHONE 07 872 0291                                                        property, and be in a position to        December, 20. Meter board on
                                                                                                                                                                    Street, Kawhia.
                                                                                                                                                                      January, 4. Car fire, Pokuru.
                                                                                       apprehend and gain convictions         fire. Flat Road.
              Warren Longman (027) 289 6263                                            for offenders.                                                                 January, 5. Rubbish fire in
                                                                                                                                December, 25. Hangi fire,
              TELEPHONE - 07 872 0232 FACSIMILE - 07 871 8190                             She says valuable items without     Station Road. Private fire             park, Alexandra Street. Private
                                                                                       serial numbers, such as jewellery      alarm, Alexandra Street.              fire alarm, Paterangi School.
              HAMILTON TOLL FREE - 07 849 6000
                                                                                       and art, should be photographed,         December, 27. Oven fire,               January, 6. Rubbish fire,
              859 OHAUPO ROAD, TE AWAMUTU                                              both for insurance and identifica-      Racecourse Road.                      Raeburne Street. Woodchips
                                                                                       tion purposes.                           December, 28. Rubbish bags          smoldering, Whitmore Street.
                                                                                          Ms Mockford also says a             on fire, Ohaupo Road. Car                January, 7. Motor vehicle
                                                                                       number of new electronic prod-         fire, Ohaupo Road. House fire,          crash, Ohaupo.

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Grows ‘like a devil’
  Jan Walker doesn’t pro-                  0120712AD
fess to be much of a gar-
dener - there’s not enough
time to look after flowers
and horses.
  So it is with some sur-
prise she has had success
with two giant cacti - by
doing nothing.
  About 10 years ago she
put two cuttings about
30cm long into the ground
                                                                          Just spend the qualifying
right beside ‘The Devil’s
Stable’ at her and partner
Ian Vincent’s St Ledger
                                                                                amount in one
Road property.
  While the cactus grew
strongly every year, it
                                                                          transaction at any of the
never flowered until a
couple of years ago.
  At first there were a
                                                                               *3 participating
handful of flowers, last
year about 60 and this
year over 200 - making a
                                                                             businesses below
spectacular display.
  Mrs Walker says the
blooms seem to like the
heat off the stable and
come out progressively
throughout the day and

                                                                           SAVE UP TO
make a great sight late
afternoon     and     early
evening. They only last
about four days.
GIANT cacti in spect-
acular full flower dwarf
Jan Walker at her St

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                                                                                minimum spend $40

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                                                                                minimum spend $25
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                                                                          discount regardless of how many times
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                                                                                  Te Awamutu Courier, Friday, January 12, 2007   PAGE 9
                           65 Sloane Street, Te Awamutu                                                                Te Awamutu Police 872 0100                           Monday, January 1:
                                                                                                                              EMERGENCY 111                                 Burglaries: Bryce Street residence. Frozen meat
                           Ph (07) 871 7189 Email:                                         Te Awamutu Police have dealt with the follow-              and X-Box stolen. Te Kawa Road residence. Aus-
                                                                                                             ing matters:                                                 tralian cash stolen. Te Tahi Road residence. Lap-
                                                                                                               Tuesday, December 26:                                      top computer, DVD player, VCR, DVD’s and food
                                                                                                               Burglary of Swarbrick Drive residence report-              stolen. Vehicle also entered.
 AUCTION - RELIABLE DRYSTOCK OPERATION                                                                       ed. Playstation 2, games, two cellphones, wallet               Intentional damage to car parked in Park Road
                                                                                                             and keys stolen.                                             reported.
                                                                                                               Wednesday, December 27:                                      Tuesday, January 2:
                                                                                                               Man arrested for breaching bail.                             Theft of $100 note from customer of Alan’s Sec-
                                                                                                               Thursday, December 28:                                     ondhand Store reported. Two male Maori enter
                                                                                                               Arrests: Four men for burglary of Waipa Dis-               store at about 11am and one offender takes note
                                                                                                             trict Council offices. Man for disorderly behav-              customer is handing over to pay for items. Second
                                                                                                             iour.                                                        man has a sword. Offenders described as aged be-
                                                                                                               Burglary of Waipa District Council offices re-              tween 16 and 20, one slim and one stocky.
                                                                                                             ported. Computer equipment stolen.                             Wednesday, January 3:
                                                                                                               Burglary and arson of Walmsley Street resi-                  Burglary of Kakaramea Road residence report-
                                                                                                             dence reported.                                              ed. Nothing stolen.
                                                                                                               Friday, December 29:                                         Thursday, January 4:
                                                                                                               Man arrested for EBA.                                        Two men arrested for theft of a mailbox.
  MANGAWHIO FARMS 300.7900HA (743.252 ACRES)                                                                   Burglaries: Herbert Street residence. Playsta-               Car stolen from Hamilton found on fire on Mor-
                                                                                                             tion 2 stolen. Rotongata Road residence. Nothing             gan Road.
  • Situated 55km East-South East of     • High calibre of improvements.                                     stolen.                                                        Man apprehended for shoplifting from The
    Te Awamutu                             Comfortable 5 bedroom homestead,                                    Theft of a cellphone from The Redoubt report-              Warehouse.
  • Contour varies from flat to easy        3 stand woolshed, 12 ASHB milking                                 ed. Item returned.                                             Theft of a battery from truck parked behind
                                           shed, (3 phase power) calf rearing                                  Saturday, December 30:                                     main street stores reported.
    rolling with the back country          shed and 2 x implement sheds.
    described as medium hill.                                                                                  Arrests: Two men for disorderly behaviour.                   Theft of a welldrilling truck from Barham Unit-
                                         COMMENT:                                                            Man for failing to report to probation.                      ed Welldrillers reported.
  • Consistently wintering 3,600-3,800                                                                         Attempted burglary of Pollard Drive resi-                    Friday, January 5:
    su. Combination of breeding ewes,      An appealing property in what is
                                           generally regarded as summer safe                                 dence reported. Offender disturbed and runs                    Arrests: Man for theft of above truck. Man for
    dairy cows, bulls and steers and                                                                         off. Tracked by dogs to nearby residence where a             warrant to appear in court.
    replacement heifers.                   - eczema free environment.
                                                                                                             party is in progress. Offender not identified.                  Saturday, January 6:

                OPEN DAY: 829 Mangawhio Road, Ngaroma                                                          Disorder on Mangapiko Street related to brawl                Arrests: Man for burglary. Two men for breach-
                                                                                                             in Kihikihi previous night. Two men identified                ing bail.
                  Tuesday 16th January 2007, 10am - 1pm                                                      and arrested for taking part in the brawl.                     Intentional damage: Car parked in Puniu Road.
            TO BE AUCTIONED: Friday 26th January 2007 at 2pm                                                   Sunday, December 31:                                       Exterior shop lights in Lyon Street. Shop window
                                                                                                               Theft of a car from Eden Avenue reported.                  in Sloane Street.
     Ngaroma Hall, Wairehi Road, Ngaroma. Auctioneer: Stuart Gudsell                                         Located in Ascot Place and returned. Offender                 Victim Support is available in Te Awamutu
       For further information please contact the below marketing agents.                                    identified.                                                             through Te Awamutu Police.

     Contact: Stuart Gudsell - A/h: 07 871 4154, 021 951 737
      Contact: Bob Wilson - A/h: 07 870 1827, 0274 977 113                                                  Justices of Peace ranks on the rise
                                                                                                              Te Awamutu Jus-                  turu, Lynette Stafford     training events and an    appointed to the new
                                                                                                            tices of the Peace were            of Kawhia, and more        informative    meeting    position of branch liai-
    EDUCATION FEATURE 2007                                                                                  updated on the bill                recently, Debbie Pilk-     addressed by commu-       son training officer.
                     Thursday 18th January                                                                  revamping the provi-               ington of Te Rau-a-moa     nity constable Richard
                                                                                                            sions of the 1957 Act              and Jacqui Wellington      Hurrell.
             If you wish to advertise your school,                                                          at their annual general            of Wharepapa South.          The branch, which       Weather Min
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          after school care, courses, school gear etc                                                       meeting.                             Four more nomina-        comprises 65 mem-          Arohena         -    -   -
                                                                                                              The new bill is ex-              tions have been for-       bers covering a wide       Kihikihi        -    -   -
                                 call....                                                                   pected to be enacted               warded to Wellington       area, returned Pamela
                                                    Heather or                                              sometime this year.                for consideration.         Groube as president,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         24 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          -   -
                                                     Dorinda                                                  Four Justices of the               During     2006, Te      Bill Fullerton as vice     Pirongia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         26 26

                                                                                                            Peace were sworn in                Awamutu Branch en-         president and Norris
                                                    on 871 5151                                             during the year - Fiona            joyed two highly suc-      Hall as branch regis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Te Awamutu
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Te Kawa West
                                                                                                            Scott of Oparau-Hau-               cessful dinners, various   trar. Paula McWha was      Te Pahu        7    28 22
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Kihikihi brothers head to
sea, to see - each other
  Shannon Heke of
Kihikihi         recently
graduated from his
initial training in the
Navy with an academic
achievement award.                                                                                               UP TO
  Shannon joins his
older brother in the
                                                                                                                                              Victa’s extra-tough mowers
Navy - Danny Heke, a
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  Along with 16 Naval
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after initial training
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  Shannon has com-                                                                                                                                 4 stroke or 2 stroke •
pleted training cover-
ing general service                                                                                                                                            19” cut •
knowledge, kit main-                                                                                                                                   Mulch or catch •
tenance and presenta-
tion, naval ceremonial      Shannon Heke being awarded his certificate from the Navy’s New Entry
and parade training,        School Officer - Lieutenant Commander Dave Casey. Photo: NZDF Official.
physical education and
recreational training,      terminology and rou-       Joint   Forces, Rear     a period of leave over
weapon training, basic      tines, and naval excel-    Admiral Jack Steer,      the Christmas period
seamanship,         situ-   lence - all designed to    reviewed the parade,     prior to commencing
ational self-leadership,    provide a foundation of    welcomed the trainees    further branch/trade
sea survival, damage        skills for his career in   to the Navy and award-   training - specialising
control and fire fight-       the Navy.                  ed the prizes.           as a seaman combat
ing, first aid, shipboard      The       Commander        Shannon is enjoying    specialist.

Two-calling Tyquin coming to town
  Darren Tyquin is a colourful        Mr Tyquin and his wife Jill      broadcaster, Victorian station
character who combines his          will be sharing some amazing       Radio 3UZ.
strong Christian faith with a       stories about how their goals        After he and his wife moved
love of horse racing.               have been fulfilled and of his      to New Zealand in 1999, he was
  Known in the racing indus-        recent appointment by the New      appointed race caller for meet-
try as ‘The Reverent’ - he is       Zealand Racing Board as senior     ings in the Te Aroha, Matamata,
respected in both major areas       race caller - taking over from     Tauranga, Rotorua group.
of his life.                        Reon Murtha who is stepping          He has also been involved
  The Christian Centre has ar-      down after 47 years as premier     with calling for other clubs and   012TC008-07

ranged for him to speak at Tay-     South Island caller.               has had a role with Trackside
lor’s Restaurant this Sunday, at      Mr Tyquin’s own impressive       Television.
three miracle healing meetings      track record covers a race call-     For more information about
that take place from 10am, 2pm      ing career that started in 1982    Sunday’s meetings, contact
and 7pm (admission free).           with Australia’s leading race      Bruce Judd at 027 246 8664.


                                                                                                                         Te Awamutu Courier, Friday, January 12, 2007    PAGE 11
                                                                                           Paddy’s Day theme for

                                                                                           Food and Wine Festival
                                                                                             The Lions Club of Te Awamutu      attend - part of the growth and     will also be entertainment for
                                                                                           2007 Food and Wine Festival         fundraising strategy for Lions.     the children.
                                                                                           coincides with St Patrick’s Day,      But the $10 entry for adults        Tickets are available from
                                                                                           a good excuse to bring another      (children are free) includes a      Tuesday, and with limited
                                                                                           dimension to the growing and        souvenir wine glass, handy for      numbers       available,   those
                                                                                           popular event.                      all the sampling.                   wanting to attend are advised
                                                                                             Saturday, March 17 - the last       A number of well known            to buy early.
                                                                                           day or daylight saving - will see   wineries and boutique breweries       They are available from
                                                                                           a touch of the blarney come to      are already confirmed, plus          Te Awamutu,           Cambridge
                                                                                           Selwyn Park.                        many food outlets will be serving   and    Dinsdale     Liquorlands,
                                                         • NANCY MULLER                      Building on the success of last                                       Te Awamutu i-SITE Visitor
                                                                                                                               their various specialties.
                                                       • BARRY TUNNICLIFF                  year’s event, the 2007 Festival                                         Information Centre, Rosetown
                                                                                           will include all day live music,      Entertainment runs all day        Print, Te Awamutu Jewellery
                                                          • COLLIN & CO                                                        from 10am until 6pm.
                                                      • MURRAY MCPHERSON                   including an Irish concert over                                         Boutique and Te Awamutu
                                                                                           lunchtime.                            The finale will be the 3           Motors.
                                                             (HANK SNOW)
                      APPEARING:                                                             A number of the exhibitors        Brothers Band - the three             For more information, or to
               TE AWAMUTU                                      plus
                                                               GARRY SPAIN
                                                                                           will be including an Irish
                                                                                           theme, and there will be both
                                                                                                                               Nooyen boys of Vilagrad fame
                                                                                                                               - showing off their musical
                                                                                                                                                                   enquire about being part of the
                                                                                                                                                                   event, phone the Te Awamutu
                COLLEGE HALL 7.30PM                                                        Guinness and Murphy’s famous        talents.                            i-SITE Visitor Information
                   3RD FEBRUARY                                                            brews on hand.                        Food, tasting and drinks will     Centre (871 3259) or check the
                   TICKETS FROM:                                                             This year there is a charge to    be available all day and there website.
                  THURGOOD (07) 870 1551
                      + DOOR SALES
              ADULTS $20 - CHILD $10                                                       Diamond couple celebrate
                                                                                           From page 5.                          For more than 20 years they       as much as possible, but in a
                                                                                             They leased the farm and Mr       were keen square dancers, a         smaller, more manageable van
                                                                                           Pittams came to work at the pig     hobby which got them out of the     these days.
                                                                                           farm at Korakonui.                  house, kept them fit and took          They say it was terrific to
                                                                                             Mrs Pittams worked at             them around the world.              receive well wishes from fam-
                                                                                           Tokanui Hospital for a time as        As well as dancing their way      ily and friends after 60 years
                                                                                                                               around New Zealand, the Pit-        together and the celebrations
                                                                                           food supervisor.
                                                                                                                               tams also visited Australia,        were a real thrill.
                                                                                             The couple initially lived at     America and Canada - all in the       Another thrill was the card
                                                                                           the pig farm, but had bought a      name of square dancing.             from Her Majesty.
                                                                                           section in Te Awamutu and pro-        When the dancing got a bit          Mr Pittams says he used to
                                                                                           ceeded to build a new home - the    much for them, they joined the      joke about living to 100 to get a
                                                                                           same home they are still in.
                   New Purpose Built Units                                                   As well as farming together
                                                                                                                               Motor Caravan Association,
                                                                                                                               bought a motor home and con-
                                                                                                                                                                   message from Queen Elizabeth.
                                                                                                                                                                   He says he will still do it, or die
                                                                                           for so many years, the Pittams      tinued their love of travel.        trying, and looks forward to an-
                                                                                           have enjoyed the same hobbies.        They still get on the road        other card.
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Kara rides in great grandfather’s
‘hoofsteps’ as clerk of course
Filled Boxing Day role at Pirongia races with aplomb

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       By Grant Johnston         to the mid 1960s. He was also out of the local Hollinshead sta-
  Biggest present of the festive master of the hunt at Rangitikei bles as John’s Choice, but these
season for Te Awamutu 17- Hunt Club.                              days does open eventing under
year-old, Kara Adam, came on       Kara’s parents are Steve and the name of Whata Dude.                                                                            132 Kihikihi Road,
                                 Julie Adam of Parklands Road.       When the course announcer                                                                     Te Awamutu
Boxing Day.
                                   She was called in as an ‘11th explained the connection be-                                                                      Phone 871 3079
  It should have been no sur- hour’ replacement when the tween Kara and her great                                                                        
prise that she made a great fist woman who was scheduled to grandfather, there was an
of being clerk of the course at act as clerk of the course was emotional reaction from some
Pirongia Boxing Day races - she unable to officiate.               - including Kara herself.
‘had the breeding’ for the job.    Her 16 hands high chestnut        Len Gore, a trainer who had a
  Kara’s great grandfather, the Toby is an ex race horse and horse racing at Pirongia, made
late Percy Adam, was clerk of along with Kara did an impec- himself known to Kara and ex-
the course at Rangitikei Racing cable job on the day.             plained that he had known her
Club in the late 1950s through     By Stark South, Toby raced great grandfather well.

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              SPCA Animal Shelter                                                                          Tried hand at rowing
                                              WORKING DOG PUPPIES
                                              Huntaway eye dog cross
                                              3 months old.
                                                          We have lots of dogs and
                                                             puppies for adoption
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                  • Transporting all types of Bulk                                                         MISMATCH: Emily Hudson (Te Awamutu College) up against Nathan Twaddle (world champion)
                                                                                                           and Wairangi Jones (College deputy principal) in the erg competition at Karapiro. Photo supplied
                    Product to your satisfaction                                                             A group of Te Awamutu Col-        range of topics - personal history,     Bruce Crowther of Finn and
                  • Sand - Metal - Lime, etc.                                                              lege students enjoyed the op-
                                                                                                           portunity to get one over deputy
                                                                                                                                               sports history, achievements, mo-
                                                                                                                                               tivation etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Partners said the day’s outing
                                                                                                                                                                                     was not a recruitment drive for
                                                                                                           principal Wairangi Jones prior to     An erg competition followed to      rowers (or accountants).
                  • Truck and loader hire

                                                                                                           the Christmas holidays.             find the best performer to row off       “The group did not include row-
                                                                                                             Banklink, principal sponsors      against Mr Jones.                     ers, or any high achievers from
                                                                                                           of New Zealand Rowing, selected       The students were also taken        other sports.
                                                                                                           Finn and Partners Chartered Ac-     on a tour of the Rowing New Zea-        “It is hoped, however, that the
                                                                                                           countants to have the services of   land facilities to see the rowing     visit may benefit the students in
                                                                                                           worldchampionpairNathanTwad-        boats and training equipment.         their future development.”
                                                                                                           dle and George Bridgewater.
                                                                                                             Finn and Partners nominated
                                                                                                           Te Awamutu College to be the
                                                                                                                                               Ballinger open singles champ
                                                                                                           recipients of this privilege.         Noel Ballinger beat Mick            by Ballinger on ends 17-19
                                                                                                             Mr Jones took 15 Year 9 and       Barron 22-16 despite winning          proved decisive.
                                                                                                           10 boys and girls by bus to Lake    only 11 of 23 ends in the final          In the semi-finals, Ballinger
          Pirongia Road, RD6                       Phone 871 4366 • Fax 871 5401                           Karapiro.                           of the men’s open singles at Te       ousted Laurie Greenaway 21-
          Te Awamutu                                        Mobile 0274 78 78 30                             The students heard from Twad-     Awamutu Bowling Club.                 10, while Barron eliminated
                                                                                                           dle and Bridgewater on a wide         An eight shot winning streak        Bruce Amas 21-14.

                                               STARTS BOXING DAY

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        By Colin Thorsen            way nation-wide, while produc-       teenager.
                                                                                              Photo supplied
                                                                                                                  windsor court
  There was much jubilation         tion saloons are also booming          Her Datsun 1200 creates plen-
among the ‘fairer sex’ after all    locally.                             ty of interest with its quirky ex-
three mini stock races were won       “It’s great to see so many girls   pressions - like ‘Blondie, warn-
by female drivers at McDonald’s     taking up the sport and enjoy-       ing legally blonde’, ‘Push past or    • Ensuite room available
Kihikihi Speedway.                  ing their share of success.”         get off my arse’ and ‘Sexy babes
                                      Brockelsby says a lot of her       drive cars’.
  “It just proves that girls can
                                    Matamata school mates race             Brockelsby became interested
                                                                                                               • Extensive activities programme
do anything if they put their
                                    mini stocks, mostly at Paradise      in speedway as a spectator
mind to it,” says race one win-
ner Amy Pitt (15) of Huntly.
                                    Raceway in Rotorua.                  watching her father (Graham)          • Weekly trips in our bus with hoist
                                      It was the second year run-        race his Chev saloon at Waihi
  Matamata’s Debra Brockels-        ning that she has chalked up a       and Bay Park.
by (15) took out race two, while    win at Kihikihi, to go with her         “I told him that I wanted to       • Easy access gardens to enjoy
Mount Maunganui’s Kristin           other victory at Huntly in a ca-     become a speedway driver and
Vermeulen completed the clean-
sweep winning race three.
                                    reer spanning three years.
                                      She was sixth in the 2005
                                                                         the rest is history - I started the
                                                                         following year.”
                                                                                                               • Rural Setting with views of Mt Pirongia
  “I’ve had a good run at Bay       mini stock stampede at Kihikihi        She says the boys don’t like
Park, Waihi and Waharoa, so it’s    and qualified in the top 25 out       the girls beating them. “They
nice to take the chequered flag
at Kihikihi,” says Vermeulen.
                                    of 125 starters in the mini stock
                                    paradise at Rotorua.
                                                                         don’t say much but we know
                                                                         they’re hurting.”                      Phone Petra 0800 823 999
  Speedway president Roger            “The car’s had a new paint           “I’d really like to race a sprint    A Radius Residential Care Facility
Wells says mini stocks are the      job this year, so I’m feeling good   car one day, with dad funding it,
fastest growing section of speed-   about everything,” says the          but they’re really expensive.”                                                                    012TC035/07

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                                                                                                                            Te Awamutu Courier, Friday, January 12, 2007                 PAGE 15
                                                                         Brenton Thompson off to
 -FARMERS-                                                               under-17 cricket nationals
     We are Y  our                                                         Te Awamutu batsman Bren-
                                                                         ton Thompson has played his
                                                                         way into the Northern Districts
                                                                                                                                                                  ment to accompany his Ham-
                                                                                                                                                                  ilton Boys High School 1st XI
                                                                                                                                                                  team in the Gillette Cup finals

    Rural Specialists                                                    representative cricket team for
                                                                         the national under-17 tourna-
                                                                         ment in Napier from January
                                                                                                                                                                  in Palmerston North.
                                                                                                                                                                     Waikato Valley is keen to pro-
                                                                                                                                                                  mote the game of cricket in our
                                                                         16-24.                                                                                   region.
                                                                           Several of the Black Caps                                                                 We now have a development
   Providing cost effective                                              launched their careers repre-
                                                                         senting ND at this level, includ-
                                                                                                                                                                  officer at junior level, Grant
                                                                                                                                                                  Robinson, who is based at Sed-
                                                                         ing Daryl Tuffey, Scott Styris,                                                          don Park in Hamilton.
       solutions for...                                                  Daniel Vettori and Robbie Hart.
                                                                           The team was selected after
                                                                                                                                                                     All boys aged 10 years up-
                                                                                                                                                                  wards are eligible to trial for
                                                                         the completion of the Northern                                                           the Waikato Valley South teams
                                                                         Districts under-17 tournament                                                            at under-14, under-15 and un-
                                                                         at the Harry Barker Reserve in                                                           der-17 level.
                                                                         Gisborne last month.                                                                        Local Waikato Valley com-
                                                                           Thompson was one of seven                                                              mittee person for our region is
                                                                         Te Awamutu players in the                                                                Janine Missen.
                                                                         Waikato Valley South team,                                                                  The under-17 team to Gis-
                                                                         along with Andrew Powell, Pe-                                                            borne was the first to go to a
                                                                         ter West, Matthew Seabright,                                                             tournament under the new
                                                                         George Hollobon, Stu Weal and                 BRENTON THOMPSON                           name of Waikato Valley South.
                                                                         Peter Bocock.                                                                               Midway through last year an
                                                                           He top scored at the tourna-             West opened both the batting                  amalgamation was formed be-
                                                                         ment with 87 in a thrilling one          and bowling. His top score with                 tween Midlands Junior Cricket
                                                                         wicket loss to Bay of Plenty             the bat was 69 to go with best                  and Thames Valley Junior
                                                                         Coastlands.                              bowling figures of 1-19 off 10                   Cricket, resulting in the mi-
                                                                           Waikato Valley South scored            overs and 3-8 off seven overs.                  nor association now known as
                                                                         246 off their allotted 50 overs.           Powell’s wicket-keeping was                   Waikato Valley.
                                                                           In a nail-biting finish, Coast-         reportedly of a high standard                      There are still two represent-
           ● Contouring and land development                             lands took the game with one             throughout the entire tourna-                   ative teams (a South team and a

                                                                         ball to spare.                           ment.                                           Plains team) but the boundaries
             ● Feed pads and building sites                                Other players to have out-               Peter Bocock, who came to the                 have changed to encourage a
                                                                         standing tournaments and who             party with useful run contribu-                 more even spread of players.
                                                                         were unlucky not to make the             tions most matches and had a                       South now incorporates the
                                                                         ND team were Peter West and              top score of 47, made a quick                   Midlands region plus the wider
                                                                         keeper Andrew Powell.                    turn around after the tourna-                   Matamata district.

                                                                         Pirongia Xl triumph over Te Awamutu Sports Gold in run-fest
                                                                           Pirongia       headed       at Pirongia.                        Best of the Gold                      Brett Christopher 41,
                                                                         Te Awamutu Sports               Dave Pickering made             team’s bowlers were                     Graeme Stewart 41,
                                                                         Gold by 11 runs when          a flying start to the              Calvin Blyde with 4-33                  Calvin Blyde 29 and
                                                                         the opening round of          new year top scoring              and Webber Stewart                      Janus Botha 23 all
                                                                         Waikato Valley second         with 72.                          2-46.                                   made useful contribu-
                                                                         division championship           Hamish Crooks 48,                 Te Awamutu Sports                     tions.
                                                                         commenced on Satur-           Richard Douch 40 and              Gold made a good fist                      Andrew McPherson
                                                                         day.                          Mark Harrison 39no                of trying to reach their                2-23,   and    Richard
                                                                           The Mountain Men            also looked in good               target, finishing on                     Douch 2-15 enjoyed
                                                                         posted a formidable           touch after the holiday           254/9.                                  success at the bowling
                                                                         265 all out batting first      break.                              Hamish Forsman 51,                    crease.

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                                                                                                                 Te Awamutu Courier, Friday, January 12, 2007           PAGE 17
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                                                            RAFFLES                                           FINANCIAL                   TO LET                         TO LET                      TO LET
       Formal Notices                                 PIPE Band, winner no.                   NO one knows farm                                                 KIHIKIHI        share        TWO bedroom unit,
                                                       22, B. Siemonek.
                                                       Thank you for your
                                                                                               finance better, Fraser
                                                                                               Farm Finance. Phone
                                                                                                                                      A1 SELF                    house, $75 p/w plus
                                                                                                                                                                 expenses. Phone 871-
                                                                                                                                                                                              very handy, private,
                                                                                                                                                                                              carport, $190, three
       BIRTHS                  IN MEMORIAM             support.                                (021) 951-170.                        STORAGE                     6682.                        weeks bond. Phone
FURNISS.         Greig,
                                                                                                                                    New facility, many                                        871-6234.
                                                      ROCHDALE           U16                                                        sizes, good rates,
 Sonia and Austin are                                  Marching Team, raf-                                    FOR HIRE                security and 7              LANDLORDS
 delighted to announce                                 fle winners results.                                                            day access.               Wishing your property        PUBLIC NOTICES
 the arrival of their                                  1st, 189 L Campbell,                                                                                      to be managed by a
 baby     girl,  Emjay
                                                                                                                                    Phone 871-6164
                                                       2nd, 938 J Batey, 3rd,                                                       or (0274) 783 085            recognised professional?     ALCOHOLICS
 Pearl, born on De-                                    711 R Brew, 4th 859
 cember 16th, 2006,                                                                                                                                                 TENANTS                   ANONYMOUS
                            DERBYSHIRE            -    K Dodunski. Thank
 weighing 4230 gms                                                                                                                                                Needing help finding          If you want to
                                                       you for your support.
 (9lb 5oz) at River
 Ridge Birth Centre. A
                             Betty. Sixteen years
                             later, still loved and                                                                                 CABIN                        accommodation which
                                                                                                                                                                   suits your needs?
                                                                                                                                                                                              drink, that’s your
 big thanks to all our       missed by family and          PERSONAL                                                                 ON YOUR SITE                                              IF YOU WANT TO
 family and friends for      friends.                                                                                                                             Contact Francene
                                                                                                                                                                                             STOP, THAT’S OURS
 all their support and
                                                      FOR property convey-                                                                                          on 871-7146,
 a special thanks to
                            CHURCH NOTICES             ancing matters call                                                                                             Mobile                  Phone 871-4072
                                                       870-4991, James Par-                                                                                                                       or 870-3463
 our awesome midwife
                                                       lane Solicitor.                                                                                             (027) 289-3952                 PO Box 194
                              A warm welcome
 Michelle Keen.                                                                                                                                                     871-6287 a/h                 Te Awamutu
                               awaits you this        LADIES        available                                                                                     Waipa Property
MORRISON.          Tony            Sunday                                                                                         Many uses. Fully insulated,
 and     Alison     (nee                               from 11am. Phone                                                                                          Link Ltd. MREINZ
 Spence) are proud to          at our 9.30am           870-3479 or (027) 344-                 TABLE linen hire,                     power, 3.6m x 2.4m                                           KAWHIA
                                                       3749. No texting.                       Sincerity Drycleaners.               Rent only $45 p/w,          ONE      bedroom, large
 announce the early            service held at                                                                                          plus delivery,                                         FIREWORKS
 but safe arrival of                                  RATANUI Lodge is                         Phone 871-5471.                                                   flat,   close to town,
                                 St John’s                                                                                          Minimum 6 months             $160    p/w. Phone 871-
 their son Blake Liam.                                 offering respite care                                                                                                                   My sincere thanks to
 A cute little brother        Anglican Church                                                                                      For a detailed brochure       2171     or (0274) 407-        all who contributed
                                                       in Ohaupo. Phone (07)                                  FOR LEASE            Phone 0800-111-344
 for Cheyanne. Born              Arawata Street,       823-8361 or (021) 184-                                                                                    101.                         financially to the New
 December 20, 2006 at             Te Awamutu           1617.                                  INDUSTRIAL board-
                                                                                                                                   or visit us on the web                                     Year’s Eve fireworks.
 11.25pm       weighing       Contact: George         SHAPE up for sum-
                                                                                               ing for lease, 85m²,                   SAFE ‘N’ SOUND               It is with your help the
 2440 gms (5lbs 6oz),                                                                                                                                                                         New Year celebrations
 at Waikato Women’s              871-9738              mer, lose 2-10kg,
                                                                                               ideal     for   busi-                                               STORAGE                        display continues
 Hospital,        many                                 easy. Phone (08) 329-
                                                                                               ness/storage,   moni-                 FLATMATE                                                     to be enjoyed by
                                                                                               tored alarm included,                                                   Lock up
 thanks to all con-             K I HI K I HI          5187.                                   yard space, $200 p/w.                  WANTED                        storage units                      so many.
 cerned.                     PRESBYTERIAN                                                      Phone (0274) 407-101.              LOOKING for a flat-                                         Lou Sherman - Organiser
PEARSON.        Michael                                     TUITION                                                                                                Electric Security Fence
                                C H UR C H                                                                                         mate to join two
                                                                                                                                                                   24/7 access
 and Christina are                                                                                                                 young girls at a cost
 proud to announce                Sunday,                                                         WANTED TO RENT                   of $100 a week for              Camera and patrolled      PUBLIC NOTICE
 the arrival of Harri-          January 14              DEFENSIVE                                                                  rent. Newly built               surveillance                    Section 64(3)
 son Nicholas Michael,            9.30am:                DRIVING                              PROFESSIONAL                         house in good area of           Phone 871-2171             Sale of Liquor Act
 born December 29,                                                                             working couple, seek-                                                                                   1989
                             Morning Worship             COURSES                               ing house to rent in
                                                                                                                                   Te Awamutu. Please
                                                                                                                                                                  or (0274) 407-101
 2006, weighing 3350                                                                                                               phone Shannon Ing-                                        Te Awamutu Rugby
 gms (7lb 6oz). A little       Rev. F Levi             Phone now                               rural area, references                                             Proud to be Locally
                                                                                                                                   ham 8.00am - 5.00pm                                       Sports and Recrea-
 brother for Katelyn,        Everyone Welcome          Gary Gwynne                             available. Phone (07)               on (07) 871-5630 or           owned and operated          tion Club (Inc) has
 Jacob,        Matthew,      Enquiries Rev F Levi                                              884-4317.                           call in and see her at                                    made application to
 Lucah and Jaedi.                 871-6011             07 827-4443
                                                                                              REGISTERED nurse                     Ingham Honda Te               TE AWAMUTU                  the District Licensing
 Many thanks to our                                                                                                                Awamutu.                                                  Agency at Waipa Dis-
 awesome        midwife                                                                        requires two - three                                              SELF STORAGE
                                           FORMAL NOTICES                                      bedroom house. Pref-                                                 From $17 p/w
                                                                                                                                                                                             trict Council, Te Awa-
 Isabella Watson and                                                                                                                                                                         mutu for the renewal
 the staff at MAFAU.                                                                           erably semi rural, be-             FOUR bedroom house,                 24hr access
                                                                                               tween Te Awamutu                    Kihikihi, paddock for         Camera Surveillance         of a club Licence in
  DEATH NOTICES                Te Awamutu                                                      and Hamilton. Phone                 livestock, $300 p/w.           PH: (07) 856-7584          respect of the prem-
                                                                                                                                                                                             ises situated at Albert
                                                                                               Sue (021) 145-2905.                 Phone Jan 870-6317             or (027) 608-1749
CRESSWELL - Ray-            Funeral Services Ltd                                              TWO bedroom home,
                                                                                                                                   home or (07) 823-2080
                                                                                                                                                                THREE bedroom farm
                                                                                                                                                                                             Park Drive, Te Awa-
 mond John Gilbert.                                                                                                                work.
 Passed away peace-                                                                            close to town, careful                                            cottage,    Korokonui       The general nature of
 fully in Tauranga on                                                                          tenants. Phone 871-                                               area, no dogs, refer-       the business conducted
                                                                                                                                  FOUR bedroom house,
 December 31, 2006 in                                                                          4720.                                                             ences required. Phone       under the licence is
                                                                                                                                   three levels, double
 his 90th year. Beloved                                                                                                            garage, $260 p/w.             (07) 572-3571.              Sports Club.
 husband of the late                                                                                                               Phone David 871-                                          The days on which and
 Beryl. Much loved                                                                                                                                              THREE bedrooms plus
 father of May, Lucy,              Alexandra House Catering                                                                        7833.                         office, double garage,      the hours during which
                                                                                                                                                                                             the liquor is sold under
                                                                                                                                                                 vacant January 22,
 Gordon,          Trixie,    570 ALEXANDRA STREET, TE AWAMUTU                                                                                                    $300 p/w. Phone 872-        the licence are Monday
 Robert,       Raymond,                                                                                               CHURCH NOTICES                                                         to Thursday 6.00pm to
 John and their fami-          – Office, Chapel and Reception Lounge –                                                                                           7972.
                                                                                                                                                                                             10.00pm,          Friday
 lies. A service was            For compassionate and caring service call                     TE AWAMUTU PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH                                    THREE - four bed-            5.00pm to 12 midnight,
 held in Tauranga on                                                                                                                                             rooms, deck, fireplace,     Saturday 12 noon to 12
 January 3, 2007. Rest               David and Helen Houppermans                                             St Andrew’s ~ SUNDAY, JANUARY 14                                                midnight and Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                 garage, large section,

 in peace Pop.                        Paul L’Huillier or Ian Croft                                                                                               $280 p/w. Phone (09)        12 noon to 10.00pm.
MORGAN - Graeme                     Member of Griefcare and FDANZ                                               9.00am: Rev. Diane                               820-2622 or (027) 229-      The application may be
 Lewis. (Formerly of                                                                                         10.15am: at Baptist Church       Enquiries to       7909.                       inspected during ordi-
 Parawera). On Janu-
 ary 8, 2007 at home,
                               PHONE (07) 871 5131 ALL HOURS                                                  Guest speaker from the US        871-6609         TIDY three bedroom           nary office hours at the
                                                                                                                                                                                             office of the Te Awa-
 after a battle with                                                                                                                                             cottage in Pukeatua
                                                                                                                                                                                             mutu District Licens-
 cancer. Loved and                        CHURCH NOTICES                                                      For more information see our website               area, no dogs, $140
                                                                                                                                                                                             ing Agency at Waipa
 cherished husband of                                                                                                                                            p/w. Phone (07) 872-
                                                                                                               on 011TC202/07        4711.                       District Council, 101
 Jocelyn for 45 years.
                                   TE AWAMUTU                                                                                                                                                Bank Street, Te Awa-

                                                                                                                 THE CHURCH @
 Loved and respected                                                                                                                                            TIDY three bedroom           mutu.
 father and father-in-
 law of Brenda, Suz-               BIBLE CHAPEL                                                                                                                  home at Te Awamutu.         Any person who is en-

                                                                                                                  TE AWAMUTU
                                                                                                                                                                 Walking distance to         titled to object and who
 anne and Graeme                  Chapel Drive, Te Awamutu 3800                                                                                                  town, careful tenants
 Branford (South Aus-                                                                                                                                                                        wishes to object to the
                                                                                                                                                                 with good references        grant of the application
 tralia), Gwyn and              Sunday, January 14, 2007                                                    1310 Racecourse Rd - Ph 871-3888                     only. Please phone          may, not later than 10
 Tracey, and Rodney            10.00am: LIFE LINK - A series on                                                                                                  (07) 825-0199.
 and Kirsten. Much                                                                                                                                                                           working days after the
 loved Grandad of            REFRESH, REVIVE, REJUVENATE                                                     SATURDAY - 7pm / SUNDAY - 10am                     TWO bedroom unit,
                                                                                                                                                                                             date of the first publi-
 Olivia, Samantha and                                                                                                                                                                        cation of this notice,
                                                                                                            THE ZONE - for Kids - Sunday 10am                    close to town, not          file a notice in writing
 Thomas. A celebra-          Refresh, Revive,                                                                  Dawn Raine - (021) 148-2224                       suitable for children       of the objection with
 tion of Graeme’s life
 will be held in the         Rejuvenate...                                                                          TRIBAL YOUTH
                                                                                                                                                                 or pets, access to
                                                                                                                                                                 swimming pool, lim-
                                                                                                                                                                                             the Secretary of the
                                                                                                                                                                                             District       Licensing
 Seddon Park Chapel,                                                                                        Anthony Campbell - (021) 048-3961                    ited off street park-       Agency at Waipa Dis-
 corner Seddon Road                                                                                                                                              ing, $160 p/w. Phone
                                                                                                             ROSETOWN COUNSELLING ~ 871-3977                                                 trict Council, Private
 and Somerset Street,                                                                                                                                            (027) 565-6565.             Bag 2402, Te Awa-
 Hamilton on Friday,
 January 12, 2007 at                                                                                                               CHURCH NOTICES
 11.00am, followed by                                                                                                                                                                        This is the first publi-
 private cremation. In                                                                                                                                                                       cation of this notice.
 lieu of flowers a me-                                                                                              Te Awamutu Christian Centre
 morial donation to
 Hospice        Waikato
                             A fresh look at
                                                                                                            THIS                                                   Three Miricle
                             life from the Psalms                                                              AY
 would be appreciated                                                                                                                                           Healing Meetings
 and may be posted to                                                                                   S                                                            This Sunday
 PO Box 325, Hamil-            This week: “Soul Restoration”
 ton, or left at the ser-                                                                                                                            With Jill and Darren Tyquin
                                          Creche available
 vice. All communica-                                                                                                                                         Taylors Restaurant
 tions to the Morgan               During the holidays there is no                                                                                                Greenhill Drive
                                  Powerhouse (children’s church),

 Family C/- PO Box                                                                                                                                             10am - 2pm - 7pm
 5523, Frankton, Ham-                   NITE church or cafe.

 ilton. Seddon Park                 For more information phone                                                                                                     enquiries: 870 2225
                                                                                                    Your new testament church in the heart of the Waikato
 Funeral Home, Ham-                                                                                                                                    
 ilton. FDANZ.
                                  Brian 870-2287 - Office 871-8667                                 Your New Testament Church in the heart of the Waikato

                                                                                                                                                     Te Awamutu Courier, Friday, January 12, 2007             PAGE 19
 SPORTS NOTICES                   SPORTS NOTICES                              SPORTS NOTICES                         FOR SALE                      GARAGE SALE                          WANTED TO BUY                 LIVESTOCK FOR
                                                                                                             BICHON         Maltese
                                                                                                                                                 ALEXANDRA Street,
                                                                                                              puppies, m & f, eight               Saturday, signs out at                   HOUSE                    HEADING/Huntaway
                                                                                                              weeks, ready now,
                                                                                                              first     vaccination.
                                                                                                                                                              and    all
                                                                                                                                                                                           WANTED                    puppies, eight weeks,
                                                                                                              Phone (07) 872-8099.                                                                                   short haired border-
                                                                                                                                                  sorts.                                 Three bedrooms,             collie bitch (working
   PIRONGIA                                                                  WAIPA TENNIS                         CAKE TINS                      EVERYTHING must                        Te Awamutu area,             dog, mother of pups),
                                    PIRONGIA GOLF
  GOLF CLUB                             CLUB                                                                 FOR hire, boards and                 go, tools, toys, camp-                     anything                three years. Contact
                                                                               School Holiday                 paper    for    sale,
                                                                                                                                                  ing gear, air strider,                   considered in             Sarah (07) 876-7304
    Weekend Golf                      TWILIGHT                                  Programme                     Renshaws Butchery.
                                                                                                                                                  kitchen ware, light                       early to mid             or (07) 876-7322.
                                                                                                                                                  fittings,    outboard,                      $200’s.
     Mixed 54 hole                Monday January 15                                Date starting              Phone 871-6470.
                                                                                                                                                  motorcycle gear, etc.                                                  LIVESTOCK
      Sponsored                                                                     January 16                                                    16 Whitaker Street,                    Phone 871-8868
                                    Sponsored by                               then concluding on                FIREWOOD                                                                                                 WANTED
    Pirongia Open                    Ingham Honda                                                                                                 Kihikihi, 8am.
                                                                                    January 25               SUMMER special, till
27 / 28 January 2007                                                                                                                             SATURDAY          13th,
                                   Tees open 4 - 6pm                          All enquiries please            the end of February.
                                                                                                                                                  from 8am, 30 Moule
                                                                                                                                                                                              WANTED                 AC PETFOODS
  0930 Shotgun start                                                                                          5m³ - $150, 10m³ -
      on Day One                      Entry $5.00                              phone Quentin on                                                   Street,      Kihikihi,
                                 Meals available $8.00
                                                                                     871-5988                 $270. Phone (07) 873-
                                                                                                                                                  household effects.
                                                                                                                                                                                       HOUSE sitting posi-            Now Buying
    Entry Fee $40                                                                                             9190 evenings, mobile                                                     tion wanted, prefer Te
 includes Gross, Nett             GRAND PRIZE - $1000                                                         (021) 617-349.                                                            Awamutu area. Phone
Stableford and Two’s                of travel vouchers                        BUSINESS SUPER                                                             PETS                           (021) 130-9590.                0800-834-222
                                                                                                             SHEEP, three ewes,
       For more                     Play 5 or more of the last 9                  DEALS                       suit lifestyle block,
  information email                twilights, and those cards go                                                                                 LORIKEETS cuddly                            GRAZING
                                                                                                              shorn, $130 the lot.                                                                                      BUSINESS             into the final night draw on                AIR FILLS                     Phone (07) 872-8099.
                                                                                                                                                  pets or aviary. Phone
                                                                                                                                                                                            AVAILABLE                 OPPORTUNITIES
or call (07) 872-8170                         March 12                       ON site filling. Spence                                              (027) 671-5165.
                                                                              Marine phone 871-              SIZE 16 plus sixth
                                                                                                              form girls uniform, Te                                                   PALM KERNEL                  WORK from home,
                       TO LET                                                 7711.                                                                   VEHICLES                                                       hours to suit, extra
                                                                                                              Awamutu        College,
                                                                                                                                                      WANTED                                 SOURCE NZ               $1000 per month.
 HARCOURTS BLUE RIBBON                                                                  ONCE                  skirt and two shirts,
                                                                                                              $20 each. Phone 871-                                                      Immediately available        Phone (08) 324-9666.

     REALTY MREINZ                                                                      OVER                  6391 after 4.00pm.
                                                                                                                                                  DEAD CARS                               for delivery, quality
                                                                                                                                                                                         product, professional       PROPERTIES FOR
                                                                              A thorough clean with
Address           Suburb         Rental      Type Bedrooms                     attention to detail                   STOVE                            Cash Paid                         service, freight options.
                                                                                                             SHACKLOCK          chef,                                                     Call SourceNZ on
                                                                                    From $60                                                                                              0508 SOURCENZ
U2, 65 Blundell Ave Te Awamutu    $200p/w     UNT         2                                                   old but goes well, fair
                                                                              Book Now

                                                                                                                                                                   *                         (0508-768-723)         RURAL          section,
434 Mangapiko Te Awamutu          $295p/w     HOU         4                                                   condition, $75. Phone
U3, 224 Puniu       Te Awamutu    $175p/w     UNT         2                    870 1700                                                                                                    for competitive on        3000 m², five minutes
                                                                                                              871-5437 after 6pm.                                                                                    north of town. Phone
162 Raikes Ave Te Awamutu         $320p/w     HOU         4                                                                                                                                    farm pricing.
                                                                                TOWBARS                                                                                                      Your local palm         (0274) 909-294.
5738 Main                                                                    STUART Law Ltd,                      GARAGE SALE
North Highway Taumarunui          $80p/w      HOU         1                                                                                                                                  kernel supplier.
11 New              Taumarunui    $115p/w     UNT         2
                                                                              Phone 871-6426.
                                                                                                             1163 Ngahape Road,                     Free Pick up                                                    TE KAWA ROAD
4A Cruden Ave Otorohanga          $220p/w     HOU         3                                                   household lot, 9.00am
UA, 26 Karaka       Otorohanga    $220p/w     HOU         3                     CARAVANS &                    Saturday.                                Phone Andy:
                                                                                                                                                      (07) 823-6989
                                                                                                                                                                                       Sell it in the                   ~ Eight acres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ~ Four bedrooms
5 Broadfoot         Te Kuiti      $190p/w     HOU         3                      TRAILERS                                                                                               Classifieds!

                                                                                                             1665 Kihikihi Road,                          or txt:                                                         plus ensuite
30 Tawa             Te Kuiti      $175p/w     HOU         2                                                                                          (027) 453-7637                                                     ~ Two sheds
                                                                             CARAVANS wanted,                 Saturday, 7.30am to
Contact Alice Barker on (07) 873-8700 for more                                10 - 30 ft, any condi-          10.30am, lots of kids                 *conditions apply
                                                                                                                                                                                       Phone 871 5151                   ~ Cattle yards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ~ Good contour
     information or view the properties at                                    tion, anywhere, will            stuff and others, all
                                                                                 must go.                                                                                                      $530,000
                                                                              travel. Up to $10,000.
                                                                              Phone Steve (027)
                                                                                                                                                                PUBLIC NOTICES                                          + gst negotiable
                                                                                                             8       Moule     Street,                                                                                Phone (07) 870-1969
                PUBLIC NOTICES                                                622-0011.                          Kihikihi,   Saturday
                                                                                                                 13th, 8.00am, house-                   POSSUM HUNTERS
                                                                             Advertise Locally                   hold and workshop                Basically Bush welcomes you to a new and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     WANTED KNOWN
                                                                              Phone 871 5151                     items.
                                                                                                                                                  exciting year for the possum fur and skin
                                                                                                                                                  industry.                                                          LIZ CLARKE
                                                                                           PUBLIC NOTICES                                                                                                            In-Step Podiatry Services
                                                                                                                                                                  Possum Fur                                          BSC, BA, DIPHE, SRCH(UK),
                                                                                  NOT TO BE MISSED....                                                              $75/kg                                           MRCH(UK), SRPODNZ, MNZPOD
           CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS                                                                                                                                                                                        Chiropodist/Podiatrist
   Application for mataitai reserve over Aotea                                 You may have heard him on the radio or seen                              Buying regularly in your area                                Trained in the United Kingdom
  Harbour on the west coast of the North Island                                     him on television, but this Sunday the                          Phone (07) 345-6313 or (027) 274-1152                            Appointments booked
                                                                                  New Zealand Racing Board’s senior Race                                                                                                   between
 Pursuant to Regulation 18 of the Fisheries (Kai-                                    Caller - Darren Tyquin will be live and                              Maniapoto Maori Trust Board                                  9.00am - 1.00pm,
 moana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998,                                            in person at Taylor’s Restaurant.                                                                                              Monday to Friday
 the Nga Hapu O Aotea Moana, being the tangata                                                                                                                 2007 MMTB Grants                                               355 Mahoe St
                                                                                Darren and his wife Jill will be sharing their
 whenua group who hold manawhenua moana over                                                                                                          The Maniapoto Maori Trust Board welcomes                                Te Awamutu
                                                                               amazing stories of how their goals have been
 the area, have applied to the Minister of Fisheries for                                                                                                  applicants for MMTB Grants for 2007.                                Ph 870-4080
                                                                              fulfilled and of Darren’s recent appointment by
 a mataitai reserve over Aotea Harbour on the west                               the NZ Racing Board as senior Race Caller,                                 The 2007 Grant round commences
 coast of the North Island.                                                   taking over from Reon Murtha who is stepping                          December 1, 2006 and ends February 28, 2007.                      WORK WANTED
                                                                                               down after 47 years.                                 There are 3 categories of Grants - Educational,
 Pursuant to regulation 21, this notice outlines the de-                                                                                                    Sport & Recreational and Cultural.                      TREE & STUMP
 tails of the application and invites written submissions                          Known as “The Reverent” in the Racing
                                                                               industry, Darren is a respected man of God in                      Applicants must be of Ngati Maniapoto and registered                SERVICE
 from persons having a fishing interest in the stock or                                                                                             on the Maniapoto Maori Trust Board tribal register.              Call Dennis Clements
                                                                                                the market place.
 stocks in the area specified in the application.                                                                                                                                                                    TOTAL TREE CARE
                                                                                                            Taylor’s Restaurant                   Application forms may be obtained by contacting                      Phone 871-5221
 The proposed mataitai reserve area includes all the

                                                                                                              Greenhill Drive                         the MMTB office - (07) 878-6234, via email                     Te Awamutu Owned
 waters of the Aotea Harbour and adjacent coastline                                                            Te Awamutu                      or our website                           and Operated
 in a straight line from Matawha Point to Kahua Point.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                     Note: Applications close February 28, 2007                     BULLDOZER for hire
 The proposed mataitai reserve area is part of the                                        This Sunday                                                                                                                with scoop, rippers
 Kawhia / Aotea Taiapure-Local Fishery.                                            10.00am, 2.00pm and 7.00pm                                                                                                        and stick rake. Phone
                                                                                         Admission Free                                                         SPORTS NOTICES                                       Des Hose, owner op-
       Written submissions must be made by                                                                                                                                                                           erator on (07) 873-
                16 February, 2007 to:                                                                                                             PIRONGIA VOLUNTARY RURAL FIRE FORCE                                8466, mobile (0274)
             Spatial Allocations Manager                                                                                                                                                                             727-776.
                                                                                                                                                       BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT
                 Ministry of Fisheries                                                                                                                                                                              CAR valet. Phone Ul-
                                                                                                                                                              Sunday, January 21, 2007
                    PO Box 1020,                                                                                                                                Pirongia Golf Course                                 tra Clean 870-3452
                      Wellington                                                                                                                                                                                     today!
                                                                                                                                                              Entry $20 including Two’s
                                                                                                                                                                                  CARPET. Phone Ultra
                                                                                                                                                                       ALL WELCOME
 A copy of the application can be obtained by contact-                                    Varekai                                                             Tees open 9.00am - 11.00am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Clean 871-6662 to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     book now!
 ing the Ministry of Fisheries at the above address.
                                                                                      Cirque Du Soleil                                                         Bashers - 9 holes - 1.00pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DIGGER FOR
                                                                                                                                                          Come along for a great day out
                                                                               Spectacular... must be seen to be                                              On course refreshments                                     HIRE
                                                                              believed. Varekai is magnificent and                                 Prizes galore ~ Spot prizes ~ Anyone can win                         Subdivisions,
                                                                                                                                                  Starting cards available from Te Awamutu Copy                     Drainage, Soakholes,
                                                                                intoxicating, Sunday, February 4                                        & Digital Print Centre, Te Awamutu                             Driveways etc.
                                                                              Mattinee show at ASB Showgrounds                                       Phone (07) 871-6030 ~ Fax: (07) 871-5686                        Mini digger for jobs at
                                                                                                                                                           email                                    home
                                                                                                                                                              or PIRONGIA GOLF CLUB                                                   Free
                                                                              Call us now! For your seat, be quick,                              All fees payable at the Club Office prior to start                                  Quote!
                                                                                       only a handful left.                                        The Pirongia Fire Force would like to thank the                   Hewitson Plumbing
                                                                                                                                                     Pirongia Golf Club and the following major                       Phone 871-3620
                                                                                      Phone (07) 871-6373

                                                                                                                                                             sponsors for their support

                                                                                      Mobile (021) 951-786                                         Trojan Outdoor Furniture, Bells Opticians, Bike                  LOUNGE          suites
                                                                                                                                                  Barn, Alexandra Hotel, VE Veterinary Services, TK                  cleaned. Phone Ultra
                                                                               Email:                                                 Meats, Universal Beef                                 Clean 871-6662 now!

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               WORK WANTED                  WORK WANTED                WORK WANTED                                FARM                 SITUATIONS                        FARM EMPLOYEES WANTED
                                                                                                                EMPLOYEES                VACANT
                 ELECTRICIAN                MEATEATER                PC PROBLEMS?                                WANTED                                            50/50 SHAREMILKING JOB
                 ELECTRICIAN              HOMEKILLS LTD              NO fix, no fee, repairs                                         BUILDING                              WANTED
              CHRIS MYLCHREEST             Now Killing Pigs           from experienced local
                                                                                                                  FARM              APPRENTICE
              CHRIS MYLCHREEST             Phone 871-9995             IT professional. Mo-                                                                                   300 - 400 COWS
                                           or (029) 871-9995          bile upgrades, repairs                    ASSISTANT          A building apprenticeship
                                                                      and installations ser-                                       position has become            We are a hardworking couple with excellent
              FOR:                                                                                         Permanent part timer
                                                                      vice. No call out fees!                                      available    in    the            references, current job four seasons.
               New Installations                                                                            required for relief
               Maintenance                     MKH                    Phone Matt (027)                                             Te Awamutu area.                      We have 260 f/fx cows doing
                                                                                                            millkings - Pokuru
               Repairs                                                515-6996 or 870-3038.                       district.           For an interview                      1100 m/s per hectare.
                                           PAINTING AND
                                                                                                                                    appointment please           Phone Steve and Michelle on (07) 823-6222
               Phone 871-2914              DECORATING                                                          Phone 871-2726 or
                                                                                                                                     contact Murray on
                                                                      RESIDENTIAL                                (021) 821-809.
                   Mobile                      FREE QUOTE!           LIFESTYLE blocks for                                             (07) 870-4033 or
                (027) 496-7849                                        all your fencing re-                                             (027) 433-0018                         SITUATIONS VACANT
                                           Phone (07) 870-4344
                                           work (027) 328-4362        quirements. Experi-                        HOME HELP
                   FENCING                                            ence    and    quality                     AVAILABLE           EXPERIENCED                     CALLING ALL PAINTERS
POST driving, auger                                                   guaranteed.     Phone                                          LABOUR ONLY
 drilling, post and rail,                   MORTGAGE                  (07) 827-1849 or (027)                                                                     WE ARE CURRENTLY TURNING WORK AWAY!
 post     and    batten,                     BROKER                   473-0001.                                                      CONTRACTOR                   We are looking for a highly motivated individual
 stockyards, deer fenc-                                                                                                             Labour only contract to       with either qualifications or experience in the
 ing, vineyards. Phone                        NZMBA                                                                                   build 148m² house.                  Painting and Decorating trade.
 (07) 827-1849 or (027)                      Phone Christine                                     KIDS AT HOME LTD                   Concrete floor, palliside    Send your CV or an outline of your work history
 473-0001.                                      871-3176                                                                                                               with at least two phone referees to
                                              (021) 545-302                                          LOOKING FOR                     cladding, at Mangati
          Glen Rawson                                                     SHUTTLE
                                                                                                      CHILDCARE?                     Road, Pirongia. Good
                                                                                                                                        rates, start early
                                                                                                                                                                                 Kellie Taylforth
                                                                                                                                                                       Dave Rowe Painter and Decorator
           Plumbing                          OFFAL                        SERVICE
                                                                                                     Experienced child
                                                                                                  carers available NOW.                  February 2007.            94 Kio Kio Station Road, RD4, Otorohanga
               Craftsman, Plumber                                      Ph Pat or Deanne                                                                                       Phone: (07) 873-1777
                  and Gasfitter              HOLES                         872-2530
                                                                                                   Fees from as little as
                                                                                                      0.69c per hour.
                                                                                                                                         Please phone:
                                                                                                                                       (07) 578-8073 or                        Fax: (07) 873-1776
               Roofing Maintenance                                     (027) 289-5496 or           Support by a Ministry                                             Email:
                       New                                                                                                              (0274) 500-078
                                                                        (027) 289-5497            of Education and WINZ
     Phone (027) 222-7590                   KING COUNTRY                                             approved agency.              UNEMPLOYED? Sick
        or 870-2987a/h                                                                                                              of being on a benefit?
                                              DRILLING                                                Phone Denise
                                                                           SILAGE                 871-7673 (MON - FRI               Let me help you find
               GREEN ACRES                  * 4 Wheel Drive          MOWING         tedding,        8.30am to 1.30pm)               a job. Retrain, upskill      FULLTIME CHEF/COOK REQUIRED
               LAWNMOWING                   * Best Equipment          raking, baling, wrap-                                         and gain valuable                        REF 1
                  Residential and           * Best Prices             ping and stacking.                                            work experience by
                  Lifestyle blocks          * Foundations             New Krone Baler,                          SITUATIONS          giving Fiona a call at              For busy bar and eatery in Otorohanga.
                                            * Lined Soak Holes        cartage also available,                     VACANT            Employment Plus (07)          Must be a team player, work well under pressure
              Free quotes, Pensioner        * Associated                                                                                                                  and have had a-la-carte experience.
              rates, same day service.                                also buying standing                                          827-3754 or text your
                                              Concrete Products       grass.          Phone                                                                      Work is on a rostered basis, so being flexible is essential.
                                                                                                                                    name and number to
                Phone Michele and                                     Nick/Georgie       (07)                                                                             Phone Anne on (027) 343-4790
                      Gavin on              PHONE DENNIS                                                                            (027) 294-8556.
                                                                      827-1849 or (027) 438-
                  (027) 683-7086                COLSON                                                                                                                  Please have an up-to-date CV and
                   or 870-5037             0800 DUG HOLES                                                                               WANTED                                   contactable referees.
                                              0800 384 465                                                                          Experienced, mature,
HOUSEHOLD doors                                                      SPOUTING, Marley,                                                                               Phone (07) 873-6699 fax (07) 873-6698
 and flash cupboards                     QUALIFIED carpenter,         $29 mtr, fitted inc gst.                                        reliable, energetic               email
 are spray painted to                     available for smaller       Phone Tony 871-3620.                                           nanny required part
 your own colours and                     type     jobs,    decks,                                                                  time to work with a
 requirements. Phone
 871-2171 or (0274)
                                          alterations, whatever.
                                          Phone Keith 870-6208         SPRING                    ARE you aged 16-18?
                                                                                                  Looking for a job? Let
                                                                                                                                      pre schooler and
                                                                                                                                          a new born.
 407-101.                                 or (021) 984-739.
                                                                     SPRUCE UPS                   me help you get valu-
                                                                                                  able work experience                Light house duties,                TRAIN IN HOSPITALITY
                                                                     Book now for your            towards    permanent                  car and drivers                          REF 2
                               WORK WANTED                            Spring Action Plan,         employment. Phone                    license essential.            Fulltime kitchen hands and bar staff required.
                                                                      replanting,    garden       Fiona on (07) 827-                                             The Thirsty Weta in Otorohanga is a busy Bar and Eatery,
                                                                                                                                      Please contact

                                                                      resurrection, general
                Need                                                  maintenance, Phone
                                                                                                  3754 or text your
                                                                                                  name and number to                      871-5654                             catering for locals and tourists.
                                                                                                                                                                 Flexibility is a must as the work is on a rostered basis.
                                                                      Tess at Great Garden                                          and leave a message.
              Driving                                                 Workz on (027) 238-
                                                                                                  (027) 294-8558.
                                                                                                                                                                 Please phone the Bar Manager on (07) 873-6699
                                                                      2517 or 872-2853 A/H.
              Lessons?                                                                                                 SITUATIONS VACANT
                                                                                                                                                                 For more details, a CV and references are a must.
                                                                                                                                                                     Phone (07) 873-6699 fax (07) 873-6698
Rosetown Driver Training                                                    TRUCK                                                                                       email
Ph: 871-5569 Mob: (0274) 125-000
                                                                                                                             School Bus

                                                                     SIX wheeler tip truck
                                                                      for hire, experienced
                              VEHICLES WANTED                         driver/operator.
                                                                      Phone (07) 827-1849
                                                                      or (027) 473-0001.                                       Driver
              The CAR DUMP
                                                                                                                                                                       BAR MANAGER REQUIRED

                                                                     ULTRA Clean, com-
                                                                      plete cleaning ser-
                                                                                                                              Required                                     (OTOROHANGA)
                                                                                                                                                                               REF 3
                                                                      vices. Phone 871-6662.       To start at beginning of term 2007                              Senior weekday role, hours are Monday to Friday
          0800 CAR DUMP
                                                                                                  We require a driver for our Arapuni,                               9am - 5pm, plus additional shifts periodically.
          0800 227 3867 Get th                                           FARM WORK                                                                               The successful applicant must be well versed in all bar
                                          at ca
                                               r   outa                   WANTED                          Pukeatua School run.                                    procedures, including stock control, cash analysis,
          FREE CAR REMOVAL                              there
          (Waikato & King Country)                                                               Would suit someone who resides in                                  ordering and some computer literacy. This role
                                                                     RELIEF       milker(s).                                                                         requires a person with strong communication
              283TC209/06                                                                         or near either Arapuni or Pukeatua.                                             and diplomacy skills.
                                                                      Experienced     relief
                             LIVESTOCK WANTED                         milker(s)   available.     Assistance may be given to applicant                            Please email your CV to Troy with a covering
                                                                      Phone 872-2530 or               to obtain necessary licenses.                                     letter to;
                                                                      (027) 289-5496.
                                                                                                                                                                     Phone (07) 873-6699 fax (07) 873-6698
                                                                                                 Please phone: John Pye Manager                                         email
                                                                         EMPLOYEES                  (07) 871-6373 or (021) 951-786
                                                                          WANTED                  Email:                                 JEWELLERY SENIOR
                               Greenlea                                                                                                                            SALES ASSISTANT
                            PREMIER MEATS LIMITED                     2IC REQUIRED                                                                               Are you passionate about diamonds?
                             WANTED                                    For 310 cow dairy
                                                                       unit. Single live in
                                                                                                                        PAUL KAY                                 We are seeking a Senior Sales assistant
                                                                                                                                                                         to join our Te Awamutu team.
                Cows           Bulls      Prime Ox/Heifer               accommodation.                                     DENTAL SURGERY
                                                                       Non smoker, good                                                                          The position is full time Monday to Friday
               PROMPT PROCESSING FREE CARTAGE SAME DAY KILL              time off, want a
                                                                      motivated, honest and
                                                                                                                    CHAIRSIDE                                        and alternate Saturday mornings.
                                                                                                                                                                  As we are a successful retail and repair
                STUART ALLAN
                A/H: 07 829 8272
                                         LIVESTOCK BUYER
                                         MOB: 029 290 4330
                                                                         reliable worker.
                                                                      Phone (07) 871-9226
                                                                                                                 DENTAL ASSISTANT                                  store, applicants will require a proven
                                                                                                                                                                    background in retail sales, excellent
                                                                                                                           ~ FULL TIME ~                         customer service and team leading skills.
                                         LIVESTOCK WANTED                                           We require an efficient and reliable Chairside                  You will have computer skills and the
                                                                                                   Dental Assistant to join our friendly team. This                ability and desire to continually upskill
                       BONER COWS WANTED                                                               position would suit either an experienced
                                                                                                             person or full training will be given.
                                                                                                                                                                     in product and market knowledge.

                              Don’t Wait Two Weeks For Payment                                        If you are capable and well presented and                  Apply in writing with a copy of your CV to:
                                                                                                  would like to join us. Please apply in writing to:              Kirsty Walker, PO Box 88, Te Awamutu
                             Immediate Payment - Competitive Schedule                                                                                             Close date: Janurary 19th, 2007
                                Also empty heifers and potter bulls                                                  Paul Kay Dental
                                                                                                             54 Albert Park Drive, Te Awamutu
                   Phone Warren Robinson (07) 829-5601, (025) 925-030                            009TC212/07
                                                                                                              Closing Date: January 15, 2007
                          Bill Lincoln 871-5834, (0274) 925-080                                                                                                                                        011TC203/07

                                                                                                                                                      Te Awamutu Courier, Friday, January 12, 2007                   PAGE 21
             SITUATIONS VACANT                                                                                      SITUATIONS VACANT                                        SITUATIONS VACANT
                                                                 THE                                    OFFICE PERSON REQUIRED
                    requires a
                                                                RIGHT                               The staff at Century 21 Countrywide Real
                                                                THING”                             Estate, Te Awamutu require an enthusiastic
          PUMP OPERATOR                                                                           receptionist / administrator to join their team.
                                                                                                  This special person will have computer skills
 Must have:                                                                                        in office XP, word, excel and the internet, a
   Ht Licence class 2                                                                              pleasant telephone manner and team spirit.
   4x4 bike experience                                                                            For details please phone Jackie Robinson
 Be willing to:                                                                                     Branch Manager Mobile: (027) 445-2124
   Learn all aspects of effluent irrigation                       Be TIdy
                                                                                                            Applications in writing to:
   Work as part of a team                                        Business, Education,                 Century 21 Countrywide Real Estate
   Work overtime when required                                   Transport, Industrial,                              PO Box 6
  Farming and mechanical experience would                           Domestic, You                                  Te Awamutu
               be an advantage.                                                                               Attn: Jackie Robinson
                                                                 KEEP TE AWAMUTU
 Please contact Rob Gordon (021) 964-150                                                           Closing date: Monday, January 15, 2007
                                                                 BEAUTIFUL SOCIETY
           or a/h (07) 873-8224

                              SITUATIONS VACANT

                                                                                                            BAR PERSON REQUIRED
                                                                                                         A vacancy has become available for a
          CONSIDERED REAL ESTATE?                                                                                part time bar person,
 RESIDENTIAL / LIFESTYLE / RURAL SALESPEOPLE                                                              approximately 15 hours per week.
                                                                                                          Duties will also include tending to
                       CAREERS EVENING                                                                          gaming machines etc.
Come and hear what you can achieve with a career in Real Estate. Meet Franchise                          Current Managers Certificate would
owners Ken Hagan (Franchise owner of the year NZ) and Paul Beazley along with                                      be an advantage.
some of our top achievers (top 5% within the L.J. Hooker network).                                         Application forms available from
We are seeking to employ new rural and residential salespeople in Cambridge,                              44 Alexandra Street, Te Awamutu
Morrinsville and Te Awamutu with or without prior real estate experience.                                          Phone 871-8762
If you are hardworking and prepared to put in the hard yards and long hours it can be                   Recent renovations are almost complete at
extremely rewarding.                                                                                        THE ALEXANDRA HOTEL
   If you are interested a career evening is to be held on February 1, 2007 at 6.00pm                             PIRONGIA
      CHANGE OF VENUE - L.J. Hooker office - 55 Victoria Street, Cambridge.                               We are seeking expressions of interest
      Alternatively, applications for the available positions can be                                        from FUN and OUTGOING people
 made to Diane Tyer AREINZ, Manager, Te Awamutu (07) 871-5044                                           Who possess the attitude and personality
                      or Ken Hagan AREINZ (021) 353-488                                                    to work with a great TEAM of people.
                                                                                                                    Ideally you will have:
 L.J. Hooker Te Awamutu 871-5044 - Te Awamutu Realty MREINZ                                                     Hospitality experience - Bar;
                                                                                                                Restaurant and / or Kitchen.
                                                                                                           A Bar Manager’s License is preferred
                                                                                                        but not a requisite for the right candidates.
                                                                                                                     You will need to be:

Have you got something for                                                                               A TEAM player
                                                                                                         Flexible to work around the business both
                                                                                                         front and back of house.

  Sale worth Under $50?                                                                                  Available to work nights and weekends on
                                                                                                         a rostered basis.
                                                                                                         Passionate about people and customer
 YES - Advertise it for FREE!!!                                                                          service.
                                                                                                                Please send your CV with
                                                                                                                contactable references to:
                                                                                                                     Terry Middlemost
                                                                                                                   The Alexandra Hotel
                                                                                                                    815 Franklin Street
                                                                                                                       Pirongia PDC

            PHONE (07) 871 5151 - FAX (07) 871 3675

           No more than 10 words per advertisement.
    Limit one advertisement per person. For Sale items only.
       This coupon only for Residents, not Trade or Commercial Retail
  Run-on advertisements only, printed at our discretion, when space permits.

     1                   2                   3                    4

     5                   6                   7                    8

     9                   10
   Name: ......................................................................
   Address:...................................................................                                                       Crossword 936 Solutions Page 23

    .................................................................................                   For all your plumbing and heating requirements talk to the firm that has been serving Te Awamutu since 1949.

   Phone:......................................................................                                       SINGLETON and HANSEN
            NB: Only advertisements submitted on these forms accepted.
   Forms can be posted to Te Awamutu Courier, PO Box 1, Te Awamutu, or advertisers
                                                                                                                                                    PLUMBING LTD

      can bring this coupon in to our office at 336 Alexandra Street, Te Awamutu.                        Plumbers
                                                                                                                      129 MARKET STREET, TE AWAMUTU • PH (07) 871 7099 • FAX (07) 871 8435

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                                                                                                                        The REGENT Theatre Beautiful
                                                                                                                      Te Awamutu • Ph 07 871 6678 •

                                                                                                                      If you liked WALK THE LINE you’ll love   SAW fans will be more than pleased with
                                                                                                                      this hugely entertaining portrait. Kevin this film from its shocking beginning to its
                                                                                                                      Spacey, Brenda Blethyn and Bob Hoskins. explosive ending. Prepare yourself.
                                                                                                                      BEYOND THE SEA M                               SAW III R18

See Yellow Snow live
                                                                                                                      For one week only.                             NIGHTLY AT 7.55
                                                                                                                      FROM THU DAILY AT 3.15
                                                                                                                                                                     This film bursts with energy. You can’t
                                                                                                                      There’s nothing like a comedy to lift the      help but be swept away..
                                                                                                                      spirits. The Valet will have you grinning      5 DAYS IN SEPTEMBER G
  Te Awamutu Courier and CDs
                                                                                                                      from start to finish.
4 nix (formerly Tracs) give read-                                                                                                                                    SAT & MON 6.50,
ers the chance to win a double                                                                                        THE VALET M                                    FRI, SUN, TUE & WED 5.00
pass to see Ben Hazlewood and                                                                                         FRI, SUN, TUE & WED 8.20
Yellow Snow, with special guests                                                                                                                                     This is what going to the movies is all
The Midnight Youth and Eqwan-                                                                                         The biggest BOND adventure ever in             about. You will be tapping your toes for
ox, tomorrow night in Hamilton.                                                                                       Te Awamutu and it’s easily the best yet.       the rest of the holidays after seeing this
  NZ Idol 4th placegetter and                                                                                                                                        one.
Wildcard winner Ben Hazlewood                                                                                         CASINO ROYALE M
and his band Yellow Snow are                                                                                          NIGHTLY AT 7.45                                HAPPY FEET G
ready to deal their infectious                                                                                                                                       DAILY AT 11.45, 1.45, 3.45 & 5.45
brand of pop-rock to an eagerly                                                                                       Eragon is thrust into the fantastical world
awaiting Hamilton audience.                                                                                           of magic and power and into the most           A beautifully rendered motion picture
  His popularity with young and                                                                                       exciting experience of a lifetime.             that’s full of warmth, wit, wonder and
old alike was confirmed when he                                                                                        ERAGON M                                       entertainment.
won the public vote in the Wild-                                                                                      SAT, MON & WED 2.10 & 4.05                     CHARLOTTE’S WEB G
card section of this years NZ                                                                                         FRI, SUN & TUE 2.10 & 6.10
Idol and rumour has it he and                                                                                                                                        DAILY AT 11.35
                                                                 YELLOW SNOW
the band have even been offered                                                                                       Through this brilliant performance, Helen
a place to stay by a local grand-be a goodie.                     Start, Falter and Five Star Fall                                                                   Believe the hype ... almost ... will make
                                                                                                                      Mirren’s Queen steals our hearts and           you laugh and wishing you weren’t, at
mother when they visit , so taken  Completing the line-up is Out (which features Michael                              minds. The best British film of the season
was she by his performances.     Waikato’s own Eqwanox. The Murphy the original NZ Idol                                                                              the same time.
                                                                                                                      is bold, imaginative, most intriguing, com-
  With the bands music being     trio who play punk-rock with Runner -Up).
                                                                                                                      pelling, provocative, touching, gripping       BORAT R16
described as ‘radio- friendly’ bya grunge feel and a listenable     Their range of music ,as with                                                                    NIGHTLY AT 8.15
judges when the band took third  edge have wasted                               their fanbase, is                     and comical.
place in the Wellington Regional no time in making                              broad and includes                    THE QUEEN M                               Mischievous and spunky, it’s aimed at
Rockquest Finals Ben has this    a name for them-                               such numbers as                       SAT & MON 11.30, 1.20, 3.10, 5.00 & 8.20, family fun, it’s as fresh, clever, as lively,
to say - ‘We’re real, our songs  selves.                                        ‘Nowhere To Run’                      FRI, SUN & TUE & WED 11.30, 1.20, 3.10    as huggable, as satisfying as animated
rock live and we’re just looking   Supporting                                   - a straight up                                                                 movies get. High energy and lively per-
                                                                                                                      & 6.30
forward to proving it’           Smashing Pump-                                 punk rock n roll                                                                formances keep it entertaining.
  Supporting Ben will be The     kins frontman Billy                            opening      number                   Jerry Bruckheimer and Denzel
Midnight Youth from Auckland.    Corgan on the NZ                               which will have                       Washington at their very best in a nerve
Volatile guitars fuse with un-   leg of his Future                              you buzzing, the                      shattering, suspenseful, intriguing and
forgettable melodies to create a Embrace Tour in                                anthemic ‘Killing                     intense entertainment experience.
vocal and instrumental union     only their fourth                              Time’ - a crowd fa-
with its roots in classical, jazz,
                                 gig they have gone                             vourite, ‘Outside’ -                  DEJA VU M
funk and rock.                   on to guest star at                            a mellower number                     NIGHTLY AT 8.05
  No strangers to performing     a Regional Final                               with catchy chorus
they came second in the 2005     of the Smokefree                               hooks that makes                      A great cast in an audience-pleasing
Rockquest and supported Rock-    Rockquest.                NICK DOUCH           even old guys rock                    film full of physical comedy. Ben Stiller,
star INXS at their Auckland and    They have also                               and ‘21st Story’ an                   Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Mickey
New Plymouth shows recently.     organised many of their own gigs amping, dramatic number which                       Rooney and Dick Van Dyke star in this
With great singles Supernatural, and as a result have been able shows a more pop-punk side of                         fun, action-adventure that comes to life
                                                                                                                      at night.
Friday Conversation and Home     to invite and play alongside the band - one for the emo in
included in their set it’s sure to
                                 top NZ bands The Rabble, False you!.                                                 NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM PG
                                                                    They also have a human side,
                                                                                                                      SAT, MON & WED 12.05 & 6.10,
                                                                  endorsing the Child Cancer
                                                                  Foundation at their gigs and                        FRI, SUN & TUE 12.05 & 4.05
                                                                  on their website and drummer                        Clever, fiercely witty, bright, cheerful and
                                                                  Nick Douch recently received                        jolly good fun. Delights children while
                                                                  a National Award from the                           entertaining their parents.                    DAILY AT 11.55, 1.55 & 3.55
                                                                  Foundation for the work he does
                                                                  with two others securing tickets                    FLUSHED AWAY PG
                                                                                                                      Continues by demand. DAILY AT 1.30       Sharp, very funny, surprisingly moving
                                                                  to concerts for Child Cancer
                                                                  sufferers and their families.                                                                and rejoicing in a great work from the
                                                                    Starlight Promotions have put                                                              entire cast, this sparkling little gem takes
                                                                                                                      Nancy Meyers delivers a somewhat spe-
                                                                  together a stellar lineup of music                                                           the family road movie to unhoped-for
                                                                                                                      cial crowd-pleaser, as enjoyable as they
                                                                  so you can be the King/Queen at                                                              heights of hilarity and humanity.
                                                                                                                      come. Wonderful cast.
                                                                  The Castle on Saturday night.
                                                                                                                      THE HOLIDAY M                                  LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE R13
                                                                  Be there!                                                                                          NIGHTLY AT 5.55
                                                                    To be the winner you need to                      DAILY AT 5.30
                                                                  be first in our door today to claim
                                                                  the prize, and it is an R18 gig - so
                             EQWANOX                              bring ID.                                                       ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES PG
                                                                                                                                  and PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS M
                                                               THE                                                                      All start January 18

        & RESTAURANT                                           Saturday Night
                Friday Night                                            BAND:
              from 9pm till late
                                                               Third Effect                                                                                    No 936

                                                                      FROM 9PM TIL LATE

                                                               Franklin Street. Pirongia, Ph 871 9799

  Refreshments & Food Available
        Courtesy Van Available
           Phone 870 4025
                                                                                                                                          Te Awamutu Courier, Friday, January 12, 2007                   PAGE 23

  Just Gets Better ...                                                               PUAHUE                                                                                    Time For Action                     TE AWAMUTU
                                                                                                                        IS YOUR
                      S   TI
                               N                                                                                       NEW YEARS
                                                                                                                        TO SELL?
                                                                                                                                                                                  Motivated Vendors               Neg
                                                                                                                    Call before another day dawns for an                          A perfect 3 bdrm home with
                                                                                                                         OBLIGATION FREE appraisal.                               office is waiting for you. Excellent
                                                                                                                    Advising residential and lifestyle clients                    1st home or rental at the end
                                                                                                                                                                                  of a cul de sac. Polished floors,
                                                                                                                                                                                  new bathroom, heat pump, close
                                                                                                                                                                                  to schools and the BMX track
                                                                                                                          Debbie Thomson 07-870 2841                                                                   Debbie Thomson
                                                                                                                                                                                  ID: TEA60202                         07-870 2841

                                                                                                                 Views Unsurpassed                     KAWHIA                  Outstanding Views                   KAWHIA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CO U
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           N ND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             TR ER

   Every Day                                                                            POA
   • Perfect family home in the country
   • Spacious open plan living with 4 bedrooms
                                                                                                                 Lentfer Lane                          OPEN DAYS                  • Outdoor deck                   $350,000
   • Double garage with sleepout
                                                                                                                 • Two bedroom bach                    Sun 14 Jan 12-1pm,         • 885m2 section
   • Post and rail fenced to keep the kids safe at play                                                          • Extraordinary views                                            • Harbour and sea views
                                                                                                                                                       Sun 21 Jan 12-1pm
     on the 2500m² section                                                                                       • Views can't be built out                                       • Renovated home
   • New kitchen has been ordered                                                                                • Brilliant building sites on                                    • Great family home
   • Many other enhancing features and fixtures to come                                  Debbie Thomson              1308m2 freehold section
                                                                                        07-870 2841 ID: TEA60219
                                                                                                                                                       Peter McEvoy                                                Peter McEvoy
                                                                                                                 ID: TEA60212                          0272-287 115               ID: TEA 60146                    0272-287 115

  It's Got It All                               OHAUPO            Picture Postcard Views KAWHIA/HAUTURU          A Genuine Kiwi Bach                   AOTEA                   Lifestyle/Grazing/Forestry PIRONGIA

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               Boundaries are indicative only

  Title, Power, Phone and Water                                   • North facing 3839m2 section   $169,000       408 Morrison Road                     OPEN DAYS               • 13.438Ha approx 33 acres          $470,000 + GST
                                                                  • Building site prepared                       • Sleeps 6                            Sun 14 Jan              • 6Ha in pasture, easy rolling contour
  • 4997m flat section
                                                                  • Easy drive to Kawhia                         • Sea views                                                   • 7 Ha Forestry with easy access
  • Pukerimu trickle feed water                                                                                                                        10.30-11.30am
                                                   Debbie         • No building covenants                        • Great deck area
                                                                                                                                                                               • Elevated building site
  • Large flat section with great views             Thomson                                                       • New septic facilities
                                                                  • A most impressive property.
  • Easy travel to Hamilton                        07-870 2841                                                   • A classic old time kiwi bach with
                                                                                                                   a great feel
  • Close to Ohaupo school                         Jackie Wills
                                                   07-858 5312                                    Mark Woolley                                         Peter McEvoy  
                                                                                                                                                                                         Arthur Marty ID: TEA 60216                                  ID: TEA60204                    07-870 2842 ID: TEA 60218 0272-287 115                    ID: TEA 60195
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   07-870 2834

  Lifestyle Sections                            TE AWAMUTU        The Good Life                   HAUTURU        188Ha Beef Block                                              1105 Wairehi Road                   NGAROMA

  • Magnificent views                                             60.8780 Ha                                     • Suit beef or Dairy wintering/
                                   $169,000                                                       P.O.A.                                                                      9.9560 Small Holding
  • Excellent building sites                                      • 1920's dwelling                                grazing                             By neg                 • 2 large double bedrooms, plus 1 single
  • Just minutes to town                                          • Renovated                                    • Cattle yards                                               • Cosy interior
  • Only 3 lots left approx 2500m2                                                                               • 36Ha pines for which good                                  • Magnificent English style cottage
                                                                  • Modern Kitchen
                                                                                                                   rental is paid                                             • Stunning shrubs, tree surrounds
  • Power, phone and town water                                   • Sleeps 13
                                                                                                                 • Easy to steep hill                                         • Take coffee on the verandah and
  • Titles available soon                                         • Large duck pond                                                                                              listen to the native birds whistle    Amanda Riley
                                                                                                                 • Handy to Te Awamutu,
                                                                  • Gardens - magnificent                                                                                     • Ideal for ponies or running cattle/    07-870 2846
                                                                                                                   Otorohanga, and Arohena                                       sheep                              Arthur Marty
                                                                                                  Peter McEvoy                                         Peter McEvoy                                                Peter McEvoy
  ID: TEA 60158                                 07-870 2834       ID: TEA 60207                   0272-287 115                                         0272-287 115                                                0272-287 115
                                                                                                                 ID: TEA60215                                                 ID: TEA60206


PAGE 24                    Te Awamutu Courier, Friday, January 12, 2007                                                       Published by Te Awamutu Courier, a division of APN New Zealand Limited, at 336 Alexandra Street, Te Awamutu.

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