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Music and drama performed
at Festival of the Arts
Jocelyn Jones’ special breakfast P3
What to do with chocolate? P4
Official ball carrier in Timaru P5
members of the massed choir raised their voices to the rafters of it alternate years, so that primary-aged children get the opportunity
the Geraldine primary Community hall. Children from Geraldine to participate in singing and dramatic arts.
primary School, Carew peel Forest School, Woodbury School and “There is a good array of items depending on the size of the school.
Geraldine high School performed music and drama at the Geraldine It’s a great opportunity for them as it’s the only time children get to
& District Schools’ Festival of the Arts 2011 event last week. group together and sing in a mass choir. It’s great for children to get
Organising committee chairperson, Lindsay Robertson, explained that experience.”
that the event is run in a two-year cycle, with the high school running Fiona Carmichael
wine club night
Tuesday 4 October
Geraldine Riding for the Disabled
bespoke receives vital donations
wines The Geraldine branch of Riding for the to develop increased ability and self-esteem
Disabled (RDA) recently received two for children and adults with physical and
$10 per person donations amounting to $5,100. intellectual difficulties.
light food provided Tussock Journeys, a Geraldine-based “The kids get confidence and it’s a form of
bookings 693 1004 organisation that runs high-country horse physiotherapy as they use different muscles
treks, donated $1,100, and a $4,000 grant and learn how to balance.”
was awarded to RDA by the Geraldine Riding develops, improves and promotes:
benevolent Fund. balance and co-ordination, posture and
open from 11am daily muscle tone; concentration, self-discipline
Geraldine RDA president Jenny hall was
dining lounge and bar: delighted with the donations as finding a and self-esteem; perception and spatial
Open 7 days regular source of income to look after the awareness; communication and social skills;
LUNCH 11am - 2.30pm horses is a continual problem. and independence and decision making.
From left, Chris bloor, mick hogg, Karen
DINNER from 5pm “They are not machines – they are animals Jenny is always looking for more volunteer hansford, Sheila madder. The rider is Rory
41 Talbot Street and need food, their teeth and feet looked helpers to walk beside the horse and assist Abraham and the horse is called Lacey.
Ph 693 1003 after and the occasional vet bill paid.” the rider. The next riding sessions start on 25 photo: Supplied.
The Geraldine branch of RDA is grateful October and they take place every Tuesday
during term time from 10.30am to 1pm.
Best quality & variety to receive regular donations of hay and some
At a price you can afford hard feed from pGG Wrightson and RD1. Around 15 children attend.
however, it costs a minimum of $1,000 to The children spend half an hour on the
look after one horse for a year, and with five horse doing warm-up exercises and then play
horses to care for the extra money has come games involving numbers, words or colours
not a moment too soon. Some of the money where they have to reach across or behind
will be spent on buying new riding helmets the horse to get something.
Delicious FREE-RANGE to comply with new rules about upgrading “The kids go back exhausted and the side
safety equipment. The balance will be spent walkers are pretty tired too.”
CHICKENS on the upkeep of the horses. If you would like to help out at an RDA
Whole birds and breast fillets. Jenny explains that RDA provides session please phone Jenny on 693 8814.
6 Wilson St, Geraldine. Ph 693 8538. therapeutic interaction with horses in order Jo bates
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Young footballer to attend
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Suppliers to CRT and ATS Kate started playing
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She has been picked for the
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Five awards at Science and technology Fair
Geraldine high School
students have once again
featured in the prize list at the
Central South Island Sanford
Science and Technology Fair
held recently in Timaru.
Four teams and one
individual were awarded
prizes, and Geraldine
high School Science Fair
co-ordinator Adele Quinn
said it was great to see the
number of high-quality and
different science projects
that Geraldine students put
together this year.
“This was recognised in
the number of awards that
Wouldn’t it be better to have a they received at high levels.
painting team do the job for you? It was also encouraging to see
the technology projects being
awarded prizes, especially
Call Steve JoneS painting Jordan [van der Wielen] in
Science and technology fair winners: From left (back) Abigail plows, Jack Guerin, Jack mcLeay,
• interior / exterior • pre-paint repairs undertaken the open category. We need Jordan van der Wielen, (front) Annabelle mulligan, Caitlin Trubshaw, emily Ireland, Annabelle
• new / old • gib-stopping more of this forward thinking Gualter, Susannah harper. Annabelle and Susannah are in their costumes for 7mo’s medieval
• town / country • wallpapering and ‘inventive’ approach in banquet which featured spit-roasted pig. photo: Lindsay Nelson.
New Zealand and what better
Quality and professionalism assured.
place to start than our young scientists.”
All work carries my personal guarantee
In the Open Technology section, Year 7 student Jordan van awarded a silver award for their project which involved firing
ph 693 8403 or 027 651 4140 der Wielen was awarded a gold award for his environmentally a 1.5-litre water bottle out of a compressed-air cannon to find
Find a better quote and I’ll beat it by 10% friendly wood-gas stove. The stove was made from readily out which weight of water would travel the furthest. The boys
available Nestlé cans and was tested against a gas camping tried different amounts of water, firing three shots for each
stove. Jordan tried a variety of fuels such as wood chunks, and keeping the air pressure consistent at 100psi.
twigs and animal droppings. The conclusion: The full bottle went the furthest. So, if you
“my aim was to make a highly efficient wood-gas stove give these lads any cheek when they’re loading a full 1.5-litre
and reduce the workload of women in third-world countries water bottle into their cannon, make sure you’re more than
while preventing deforestation by utilising twigs and animal 80 metres away!
dung close to the dwelling.” Year 8 students Annabelle mulligan and Abigail plows’
Ph 0800 693 800
Year 7 students Annabelle Gualter and Susannah topic was “What farming soil is better for earth worms?” The
fax 03 525 8699
harper chose to find out “Which soap-scum remover is girls received a gold award for their project which involved
email@example.com most effective?”. They used a batch of purpose-made scum digging 20x20cm soil samples and counting worms in a
Requests for submitted articles: phone The Geraldine News at consisting of oil, grease, soap and dirt and smeared it on a number of different farming scenarios (cropping, light soils,
least two weeks prior to event. Usual deadline for all items: Noon
mondays. Agents: hammer hardware. Advertising costs: Classifieds:
white tile. The tile was then wiped with a variety of cleaning heavy soils, organically farmed, non-organically farmed, etc.).
50c/word. Display ads: contact us for details. While every effort products readily available in the supermarket. The wiping was Just for the record, the soil the worms seemed to prefer was
is made to ensure the accuracy of information in this publication, done on a set of scales to ensure exactly three kilograms of non-organically farmed heavy soil.
The Geraldine News does not accept any responsibility for errors downward pressure was used for each product. emily Ireland and Caitlin Trubshaw also achieved a gold
or omissions or for any consequences arising from reliance on The results were (from most to least effective): Ajax, mr award in the Year 8 section with their fresh-water dispenser
information published. The content of submitted material is not
muscle, Dettol, pams, bam and Duck. The girls achieved a for chickens. The pair designed a 200-litre system with water
necessarily endorsed by the owners. The editor reserves the right
to make final decisions on layout of submitted ads. Copies can be silver award for their project. nipples which can keep about 20 chooks in fresh water for
bought and we have a subscription service. Jack Guerin and Jack mcLeay are Year 8 students and were a fortnight.
2 The GeRALDINe NeWS, ThURSDAY 22 SepTembeR 2011
Geraldine woman has breakfast Weed of the month
with UN Secretary-General
• Annual that can grow to 2.5 m tall
Local lady Jocelyn Jones had breakfast with ban Ki-moon, • Hollow succulent stem, usually tinged red
Secretary-General of the United Nations, in Auckland • Leaves about 15 cm long with serrated edges and
recently. usually in pairs, may be tinged with red
Jocelyn has been friends with Ki-moon (as she knows him) • Distinctive hooded flowers that are pale pink to purple
for 49 years. They first met at a Red Cross convention in the and scented
USA in 1962 and have corresponded regularly since then. • Seed pods explode to spread the seeds
When Jocelyn heard Ki-moon was visiting New Zealand Where is it found?
to attend the pacific Islands Forum she could not resist the Himalayan balsam thrives in damp conditions and can
opportunity to see her old friend again. tolerate shade. It has been planted in gardens and has
“I emailed him (knowing his schedule would be accounted been found growing wild along streams and in wetland
for every minute of the day) asking if there was any way areas. Overseas Himalayan balsam is a serious
we could meet up. his reply was he’d been thinking about problem along water margins; in New Zealand we have
meeting me and his secretary would arrange something in the chance to stop it before it spreads further.
Auckland.” Why is it a problem?
Over the bacon and eggs they did not discuss his work Because it grows quickly, can form dense stands, can
commitments but stuck to catching up on what they had displace low-growing vegetation and change the habitat
done and where they had been. They both had photos of of native species. The seeds can spread in water, which
their families with them to show each other. makes waterway margins vulnerable.
“It was all about us. he has not changed really, he was just What can you do?
the same – it was amazing. he is just a very quiet, natural If you have Himalayan balsam in your garden, consider
person.” removing it, particularly if it is near a pond or creek. If it
Jocelyn, who moved to Geraldine ten years ago, was is found growing wild, pass the information on to your
chosen to represent New Zealand at the 1962 American Red local DOC office.
Cross convention. Control
“I was the president of the Waimate high School group Himalayan balsam is easy to pull out; ideally this work
and, after returning to New Zealand, I travelled to many New should be carried out before it flowers. Extreme care
Zealand places telling young people about Red Cross and its is needed to ensure all seed pods are disposed of in
activities in other countries.” your domestic rubbish and not composted. Because
The convention, called Operation VISTA (Visit of Jocelyn Jones will always treasure the gift of two porcelain bowls Himalayan balsam is often found near water, herbicide
International Students to America), was a vehicle for bringing given to her by ban Ki-moon. On the base of the bowls is Ki- control can be difficult.
young people from different Red Cross and Red Lion moon’s signature and his office, Secretary-General of the United
countries together to break down barriers and understand Nations. photo: Jo bates.
their differences. It was attended by 130 delegates who were
officially welcomed by the president John F Kennedy. Jocelyn “It was just fantastic. We were allowed to go into the room
vividly remembers meeting him. where they pushed the button to make the rockets go into
“he shook my hand and said, “Welcome to the United space. We were so lucky.”
States, we don’t get enough New Zealanders here.” The During this visit both Jocelyn and Ki-moon struck up
next year, on 22 November 1963, John F Kennedy was what would become a lifelong friendship with Florence
assassinated in Dallas. Tupper, their group leader. The three of them corresponded
The delegates were split into groups of ten and Jocelyn regularly and, when miss Tupper told Jocelyn about Ki-
was placed in the same group as ban Ki-moon. moon’s achievements, Jocelyn would write to him and so
“Ki-moon was a quiet guy, quite reserved, but every time their friendship flourished.
he was interviewed he said he wanted to be a diplomat. he “Over the years I have got to know him as a person. he is
was interested in government and how countries were run. very concerned about humanitarianism and has strong views
he said attending this convention changed his life.” about climate change.”
In later years ban Ki-moon has often said Operation VISTA Although Jocelyn carried on fundraising for the Red Cross
was the inspiration for his diplomatic career. for many years, eventually her interests turned towards music. Himalayan balsam flowers Photo: J. Sullivan
Staying with an American host family, Jocelyn remembers For 15 years she worked as a director and musical director
being impressed by their huge car. for the North Canterbury musical Society and more recently
“They had a Cadillac and, oh boy, that was really in Timaru.
something; automatic windows and an automatic garage-door “I just loved it and I do miss it now.”
opener. We had never seen those in New Zealand.” ban Ki-moon has continued his contact with the Red
Jocelyn and the other delegates were taken on many bus Cross over the years, visiting its National headquarters
tours to famous places and monuments in San Francisco in Washington, and he is keen to celebrate VISTA’s 50th
and Washington DC, including the Goddard Space Flight anniversary next year in the USA.
Center, now known as NASA (National Aeronautics and Jo bates
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iN GOOD tAStE: Choc a block
Some clever anonymous
soul once said, “Chocolate
is cheaper than therapy,
and you don’t need an
It contains a chemical
which brings on a sense of
wellbeing and happiness, and
good-quality chocolate (the
darker the better) is also rich
in potassium, magnesium,
phosphorous and iron. No
wonder chocolate was once
given as a medicine!
When chocolate was first
brought to europe, doctors
prescribed it as an effective
treatment for a broad range
of illnesses, including
consumption, gout, kidney
stones, mental and physical
fatigue, shortness of breath
and tuberculosis. A 19th
century German chemist, baron Justus Von Liebig, is recorded I think these look good as irregular shapes as opposed to
as saying: “Chocolate is the perfect food, as wholesome as it perfectly formed balls, but it’s up to you.
is delicious, a beneficent restorer of exhaustive power, it is If you are very clever you can scoop out balls and
the best friend of those engaged in literary pursuits.” refrigerate them again before dipping them into melted
Although chocolate isn’t regarded as a seasonal food, I still chocolate for a crunchy exterior to bite into.
feel that it suits the colder months best. either way, chill till serving time.
This recipe is very rich, and I’m sure the accompanying purchasing a good-quality cocoa is just as important as
doctor’s prescription would say “Consume in small quantities, buying the best chocolate you can afford. You could stock
as often as required.” up on some Valrhona cocoa powder (considered by many
Bay delight as the best in the world). A 250g bag retails for around $15,
250g milk chocolate but a little goes a long way and you will never regard that
250g white chocolate pale, tan-coloured stuff as cocoa again. Valrhona is dark and
250g dark chocolate rich and has a nutty, chocolatey noise.
1 packet of Super Wine biscuits, crushed For this classic recipe for Self-saucing Chocolate pudding,
125g melted butter you will see just what a difference a quality cocoa can make.
1½ cups of mixed unsalted nuts This is an oldie but a goody, and kids love it. must be served
1 tin of condensed milk with lashings of ice cream.
1½ cups of shredded coconut Self-saucing chocolate pudding
Preheat the oven to 150˚C. Sift together:
mix together the melted butter and the crushed wine 1 cup of flour
biscuits and press into a sponge roll tin. break the chocolate 2 teaspoons of baking powder
into chunks and mix with the nuts and cover the base with 2 tablespoons of cocoa
this. Now drizzle on the condensed milk and top with the A pinch of salt
coconut. bake for about 30 minutes. Allow to cool, and (here ¾ cup of sugar
comes the hard part) refrigerate overnight before cutting. Stir in ½ a cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of melted
butter. Use a spatula to place the mixture into a lightly
A chocolate truffle recipe I used to make often when buttered baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup of brown sugar,
catering is sophisticated and for a mature audience only. It’s 2 tablespoons of cocoa and carefully pour over 1¾ cups of
t urnbull EarthmovEr s
& shinglE suppliEs
fatal to have a pile of these in the fridge and just yourself at
home. These make perfect gifts and can be flavoured with
whatever liquour you fancy or have on hand.
Bake at 180˚C for about 35 minutes. Allow to sit for a few
minutes before serving. Very hot! make sure each serving has
truffles au chocolate some of the sponge from on top, and some of the sauce which
opErating will be lurking at the bottom. It’s perfect winter food.
melt 400g of dark chocolate in a bowl over hot water.
Excavators - track and wheeled heat ¾ cup of cream in a saucepan and stir into the chocolate
Bobcat - Chain trencher - Graders carefully, along with 60g of softened butter. And with the therapist still in mind, here are some words
Tip trucks and trailers - Loaders - Cherry picker Stir until the mixture is blended and add 2 tablespoons of from Dave barry:
Shingle, landscaping rock, bark chip Grand marnier (or brandy etc), stir and chill. “my therapist told me that the way to achieve true inner
Laser level available on all machines When the mixture is totally firm, use a teaspoon to scoop peace is to finish what I start. So far today I have finished two
out small balls and roll them in some quality sifted cocoa. bags of m&ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.”
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Who are you?
When the time comes for your teenagers to start making
the choices that will shape their lives, what criteria will
they be using as a basis for those decisions?
A big part of being able to recognise the best choice comes
down to knowing who you are, which includes your values,
your beliefs, your strengths, and your weaknesses.
So ask them often – "What do you think?", "What do you
believe?", and "How would you solve this problem?".
Encourage your teens to know themselves and they
will become confident decision makers when it really
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Club presidents pay tribute to officials’
vital role in all sports
They have different titles and different roles in different
sports, but whether officials are called umpires, referees,
scorekeepers, timekeepers, linesmen, or judges, our club
presidents say they are all heroes.
According to local club presidents in rugby, netball,
swimming and cricket, our umpires are often parents or
retirees of the game and are generally quiet, unassuming and
self-assured. They often get little recognition for their crucial
contribution and can usually be found sitting quietly at the
back of the clubroom after the game.
Umpires have a difficult but important role to play in
sport. Rugby referee and Geraldine Cricket Club president,
peter mcKnight, says that without an official, the game would
dissolve into chaos.
“everyone has an opinion. I often say that if you had a
bucket of whistles and handed one out to everyone on the
sideline before a match and told them to blow it for every
infringement they saw, you’d never get started. It would be
a complete shambles.
“It is important to maintain the flow of the game, and rule
consistently. You have to remember that it’s the players’ game,
not yours, so you have to work with them,” says peter, who
has refereed rugby for about 20 years.
According to Geraldine Rugby Club president, Grant
Norton, the role requires a huge time commitment, a thorough
knowledge of the rules and an ability to communicate
Geraldine high School playing at this year’s senior netball closing day tournament under the watchful eye of an official. Without
officials there would be no game. photo: Fiona Carmichael.
Geraldine Netball Centre president and umpire, Sonia
higgins, points out that umpires also need good time role of referee, and has taken it to a higher level. Sam was “Umpiring isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. For much of
management skills as well as an ability to concentrate, self- appointed as a referee in the recent South Island Under 16 the game nothing much can happen and you’re a just a
confidence and a thick skin to take charge against opposing rugby tournament held in Greymouth. clotheshorse and counter, and then all of a sudden in the
views. “Rugby refereeing has a very strong progressional pathway. last half an hour your decisions can dictate who wins and
“players, coaches and spectators need to remember that It’s very structured, so anyone who wants to pursue the role loses.
umpires are only people. We train and endeavour to give further is able to get that recognition,” peter says. “You’re still part of it. It’s the next best thing to playing.
our best, unbiased ruling the entire game, but we can’t be Netball also has regional and national training pathways It would be nice to think some past players who can’t play
everywhere at once. and support for those wanting to take it further. would put their hand up, but nobody seems to have the time
“We all want the best from our umpires but they need our Cricket is a little unusual in that due to lack of officials, the today.”
support, not our criticism. They need recognition for the vital teams umpire their own games. With some games lasting four Justine paulin has been an official timekeeper and Inspector
role they perform. You can’t change the results, but your word or even five days it requires a huge time commitment, which of Turns for the Geraldine Swimming Club for the past three
of thanks and encouragement may ensure that you have an is beyond most people, says peter, adding that anyone who years. A swimmer herself, she says she got into the official
umpire for the next game.” put their name forward to umpire cricket would be received poolside role because there was an expectation as a parent
most clubs provide special training and support for with “open arms”. to help out. She has found that it provides an opportunity to
keen umpires and referees because many of the skills and “The South Canterbury Cricket Umpires Association only get a “great view of the action”, and feels it is an ideal way to
knowledge required for effectiveness in the role must be consists of about four members, so anyone who was keen give something back to the swimming community.
learned. to do it could very quickly be officiating at mid and South Justine completed 18 months of poolside work to get the
peter has refereed rugby since he was 28 and took it Canterbury matches.” technical knowledge necessary to be regionally qualified,
up because as a farmer he couldn’t afford to get injured bevan Guthrie has played and umpired cricket for about 40 and says her next goal is to get qualifications on a national
while playing. “I just love the game. It’s just a way to stay years, and says that he enjoys both roles, but would far sooner level.
involved.” play. he made the South Canterbury Cricket Association “It’s something I can continue with.”
peter’s son Sam (19) hasn’t played rugby since he was honours board twice last season with an amazing 103 and Fiona Carmichael
14, but he has also found new challenges in the game in the 85 runs.
team player nominee selected what a catch!!!
for honour in timaru
Robert Morrison jnr. II and Earnest Blackmore with kahawai, herrings
and mullet caught at the Rangitata River mouth - 1910.
“Way We Were” cards available for sale at Geraldine Historical Museum
Taylor Gallagher with umpires Angela Armstrong-Lush and Anna Sheen after the Canterbury vs
Southland netball game on Saturday. The Year 9 student was selected for the honour of being the
official ball carrier for the game after being nominated for the Team player award at the Geraldine
Netball Centre. Taylor was awestruck by the talented players out on court but was quickly put at
ease by the friendly umpires. When asked afterwards how she felt, her big grin said it all.
photo: Fiona Carmichael.
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Rugby World Cup’s supporters make their mark
Rugby World Cup fever hits Geraldine. This chap was found on Sh 79. photo: Lindsay Nelson.
enthusiastic supporters of the Rugby World Cup, Janette O’Neill and Debra Allen at the Geraldine
i-SITe. Staff have decorated the inside and outside of the local information centre with Rugby
World Cup paraphernalia, including poems. photo: Fiona Carmicael.
NEWS iN BRiEF LEttERS
Geraldine lacks banners
Recommended books talking about Suicide Saves Lives, We understand from the media that there is a Rugby
The following is a list of books read and enjoyed by says Lifeline Aotearoa World Cup taking place in New Zealand at the present
members of the Geraldine Ladies’ probus Group. time. We see towns all over New Zealand joining in this
“Unfortunately, everyone has a suicide story,” says
fiction with enthusiasm.
Lifeline Aotearoa CeO, Jo Denvir.
• Gwen madoc - Mother’s and Daughters. Obviously Geraldine has not been notified of this
The leading helplines organisation prepared for World
• Rita bradshaw - Gilding the Lily. celebration of international rugby as at last count in the main
Suicide prevention Day by issuing a call to all New
• Sarah Donati - Into the Wilderness Book 1. street there were just two banners supporting the RWC plus
Zealanders to talk more about suicide.
• Sarah Donati - Dawn on the Distant Shore Book 2. two rather tatty Geraldine banners on a couple of lamp posts
“You don’t have to look very far to find someone
• Sarah Donati - Lake in the Clouds Book 3. with the remainder of the lamp posts bare.
who has been affected by suicide, but it’s not something
• Sarah Donati - Fire in the Sky Book 4. As we all know we have hundreds of overseas visitors
we’re comfortable talking about in New Zealand,” says
• Sarah Donati - The Queen of Swords Book 5. Into the passing through our town every day. especially at this time
ms Denvir. “The ripple effects of suicide are enormous.
wilderness series. we should surely have our town decorated with banners so
It’s not only the family who are affected, but friends and
• Audrey Niffenegger - Her Fearful Symmetry. that people are encouraged to stop and enjoy what we have
co-workers can also experience tremendous guilt. The
• Lloyd Jones - Hand me Down World. to offer.
legacy of suicide is definitely under-estimated.”
• Ann Shorey - The Edge of Light. On checking with the council as to why there were no
Lifeline Aotearoa chose World Suicide prevention
• philippa Gregory - The Constant Princess...Story of banners we were told that it was the decision of the Geraldine
Week to launch the 0508 TAUTOKO helpline, New
Catherine of Aragon. Community board. I realise they are probably busy at this
Zealand’s first suicide prevention helpline where those
• Dick Francis - Proof. time trying to make priest’s hill into a one-way street but
who may be considering suicide, or people affected by
non-fiction surely they could have shown a bit of enthusiasm in putting
suicide, can call for help and support.
• marjorie Rieu - My music, My life - How it all began, a welcoming face on our town.
“We know those considering suicide often reach out.
story of Andre Rieu. Lesley Fallon and Yvonne hohenberger
The aim of 0508 TAUTOKO is to make that support
• elizabeth Sheppard - Like Smoke in a Wheelbarrow - Reply from Rosie morten, chair Geraldine Community
readily available, where people can call without fear of
memoir of a girl growing up in Dunedin. Board: Four world cup banners were ordered for Geraldine,
being judged or rejected,” says Lifeline Aotearoa helplines
• Jill Worrall - Two Wings of a Nightingale. persian soul, two to be at each end of town. Unfortunately two have
manager Dylan Norton.
Islamic heart. already gone missing but more have been ordered. They did
The helpline runs alongside Lifeline Aoteaora’s
• errol braithwaite - Pilot on the Run. epic escape from not go up any earlier as they are not very robust and there
community awareness campaign around suicide, recently
occupied France. was concern that they wouldn’t survive for the duration of
launched at Orakei marae.
• bill bryson - Neither here nor there. Travel in small the world cup. The Geraldine Community board was not
“The ‘start the conversation today’ campaign
town America. consulted over this matter. I agree with the writers that the few
specifically targets our high rate of maori youth suicide,
• marguerite Van Geldermalsen - I Married a Bedouin. remaining Geraldine banners are tatty and need replacing.
but the message is the same throughout the community,”
• Cathy Woodman - Trust me, I’m a vet. They were budgeted to be replaced last financial year and
says ms Denvir. “Just asking if someone is OK,
• barbie probert-Wright - Little Girl Lost. the new ones are with the contractor and should be up in
commenting that they don’t seem themselves, can make
Submitted by Noeline Cottam the next two weeks.
a huge difference and get someone talking.”
The Geraldine News welcomes letters to the editor. Letters should be
For further information on the “start the conversation
emailed to us, or printed/typed, and must include the writer’s full name,
today” campaign please visit www.lifeline.org.nz home address and daytime phone number. Letters will be printed over the
Submitted by Lifeline Aotearoa name of the writer; names are withheld only when compelling reasons can
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or abridge letters without explanation.
Superior service For all your interior plastering needs
Competitive prices ph 027 313 8338 Hm 693 9013
28 Talbot Street, Geraldine. Ph 693 7118.
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totara Street, geralDine
Geraldine District Golf Club. 13 September. Semi-final of propoSeD CHangeS
Championships and Stableford Competition: J Oliver 100.31.69, 39; M
Blackmore 99.27.72, 36; R Harper 102.29.73, 36; J Gibbs 102.27.75, We would like to hear your views on a project to change Totara Street
34; B Clarke 96.22.74, 34. Nearest the Pin: A Reid. Twos: J Lawson, (Priest’s Hill) to improve the safety for all road users.
A Burrows, D Kelland. An information and discussion paper is available from the Geraldine
Grande Vue Golf Club. 18 September. Multi-sponsored Ambrose Service Centre, or for downloading from our website at www.timaru.
Tournament. Happy Hackers Net 41.8 by lot Team Patrick, Tight Five govt.nz – under ‘Consulting On’ in the ‘Your Council’ panel.
42.0, Where’s Wally 43.4, Mt Nessing 44.6,Team Cleveland 45.2, Ring You may also wish to pop in to an Open Day to be held at the
Inns 46.0,Sloggers 46.0, Weavers Wonders 46.6, Te Moana Terraways Geraldine Service Centre meeting room, on Wednesday 28
47.2, Putz Plus 48.0, Carol’s Crew 48.6, TWL 49.8, Swords 52.4, Team September between 11am and 6pm.
Tinwald 53, Sheep Shaggers 54.4. Nearest the Pin: Men: John Moses.
Please note that comments and feedback for the project must be
Straightest Drive: Ladies: Carol Seaton. Men: Tom Bell.
received no later than Friday 14 October.
Geraldine District Golf Club. 9 hole group. 14 September.
Stableford. J Smith 19, A Cournane 18, G Bland 14, N Cottam 13, A In the meantime should you have any queries or comments please
Bowan 13, J Chisholm 13. contact Simon Davenport, transportation engineer, Timaru District
BRidGe Council (ph 03 687 7475/email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Geraldine Pairs. Thursday 15 September. North/South: 1st Audrey
Rusbridge and Viv Hill 65.87%, 2nd Marie Greenall and Mary Thatcher
63.89%, 3rd= Colin Coulter and Eleanor Reilly, and Mary Dungey and
Pat Giles 59.13%. East/West: 1st Jean O’Brien and Peter Sutcliffe grfC toUCH 2011-2012
53.47%, 2nd Helen and Stan Rinaldi 52.78%, 3rd Eileen Lyon and Geraldine
Alison Paterson 52.43%.
GeRALdine CRiBBAGe Touch Rugby is back! Community Information
Results after Round 9: Teams: Bowlers/RSA 232, Citizens 224,
emeRGenCY (Fire - police - medical) 111
Ladies/Oddfellows 220, Orari Bridge 219; Games: Bowlers/RSA 32 v
Ladies/Oddfellows 19: J Smith & R Bray 10 v E King & M Ellery 3, M keep fit over SUmmer dutY doCtoRS
Brook & R Harper 9 v J Scott & J Cooper 4, S Thompson & A Wilson 5 v patients of doctors not offering the rostered after-hours
while having loads of laughs and fun! service are asked to dial the After-hours Gp Line on 03
A Thompson & F Henderson 8, M Burridge & G Imms 8 v P Kippenberger
& R Brylkowski 4; Citizens 26 v Orari Bridge 18: H Holmes & B O’Keefe rUnning friDay nigHtS 684 8209 for advice from a registered nurse who will then
7 v J Hands & J Oliver 5, R Lang & J Nichelsen 7 v K Inwood & R Hartley from 14 October to 10 February direct them to the appropriate care, including access to
5, L Holmes & G Ford 5 v J Ellery & C Coulter 8, C Flannery & M Oldfield (Break over Xmas period for 3 weeks plus NO touch on another Gp if necessary.
7 v F Kippenberger & H Bragg 0. Leading Pairs: M Burridge & G Imms ChCh Cup Day or Geraldine Xmas Parade Day) timARu diStRiCt CounCiL
63, S Thompson & A Wilson 62, J Ellery & C Coulter 62. SoCial: 6 a-side friendly competition After hours faults, Civil Defence
minimum 2 females on the field at any given time and TDC office ph 0800 484 632
menS: 6 a-side competition GeRALdine LiBRARY / SeRViCe CentRe
oRGAniSAtionS may have their new committee members’ monday-Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm
eaCH team must have one member available for
names printed in this column for free only if emailed to Friday 8:30am - 6:00pm
refereeing on rostered duty weeks
email@example.com Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm ph 693 9336
feeS: $80 per team for club members (minimum 6
PuBLiC notiCeS tRAnSfeR StAtion
members in team)
Tuesday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
foR patients of Four peak health: If you are needing to $100 for non-club members
Friday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
contact Kevin after surgery hours, please call the surgery. entrieS MUST be in by 8 October Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
The answer phone will give you the all the information to
prizeS are bigger and better! Bin CALendAR
The mystery weekend for two is back!
An AuthentiC home ChuRCh meets every Sunday at (Drawn at prize giving 10 February – winner
10am at 194 main North Rd, Geraldine. Join us as we study must be there to claim the prize!)
God’s Word and fellowship in the joy of his presence.
Bar facilities and food available,
“In order that they may know the mystery of God, namely children and spectators welcome
Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and
knowledge.” Colossians 2:3. enquiries: 693 7572 or 03 688 Register your team today! compost rubbish recycle
8702 <www.headingforhim.com> For more information please contact Lorraine every week 19-23 September 26-30 September
AA Rewards on purchases from Geraldine hammer 027 546 4223 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DateS of feStival
Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 November
paint-a-pot: Saturday 12 November, 12.30-2.30pm,
Guide/Scout Den. You will be painting a terracotta pot. Geraldine agents for
Everything provided. New Zealand-made
Christmas Decorations: Sunday 13 November, Morrifield Tunnel
9.30am-12.30pm, Guide/Scout Den, for 5 years and Houses
older. Advisable to wear older clothes.
Workshops limited to 20. Cost $2. Rego form at Available in a range of
sizes and prices for all
Geraldine Kindergarten Fundraisier. Saturday 5 budgets
November-Sunday 20th November. Local businesses
and homes are getting creative and displaying rockstar Easily assembled with
scarecrows in the shop windows and gardens. Get after-sales and parts
your map and be in to win if you can correctly identify readily available.
all the personalities. Maps available from 3 November
Three categories with three classes in each. Get
clicking or dig out those fabulous photos. Entry forms
now available from the i-SITE. Closing date for entries Contact Don, Carol or Caroline further details
15 October 2011. geraldine Hammer Hardware, 27 talbot Street, geraldine
Same categories as last year. From Novices to
phone 693 7312
Professionals. Entry forms now available from i-SITE.
Closing date for entries 22 October 2011.
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BuSineSSeS foR SALe
ButCheR. michael Jones. ph 693 8538. nAtio. 50% clearance on selected products at the Geraldine
KeY cutting available at hammer hardware. ph 693 7312. pharmacy.
mCAtAmneY Gallery. Upstairs Old post Office, Geraldine. fiReWood. pine and willow mixed, dry, $150 cu m; $170
ph 693 7292. modern and contemporary art. www. 3.5 cu m approximately. David 021 222 8619.
mcatamneygallery.co.nz tunneL houses and shade houses. Check out the range
enteRtAinment. Village Inn. ph 693 1003. available from Geraldine hammer hardware.
BuiLdeR. Regan Tate. ph 021 298 6465 or 693 7426. muLtiVeRSAL paint. Just $54 for 4 litres or $109 for 10 litres.
Attractive colours at hammer hardware. ph 693 7312.
eLeCtRiCiAn. ph Garth payne 027 200 9619.
ReVLon. 50% off on selected items at Geraldine
GeRALdine Computer Solutions: prompt, friendly,
affordable. ph 693 9496.
eLeCtRiCiAn. Laser electrical. ph 693 9399. GiVe AWAY (one-liners are free)
PeA straw. ph hayden mckenzie 693 8553. CARPet suitable for groundcover. ph Kay 693 7050.
PAneLBeAtinG and car painting see Stewarts panel & paint.
phone 693 8446.
LAndSCAPinG. ph hamish 027 693 7008. LoSt near Verde Cafe. Set of keys on 3 August. Text 027
ReAL estate. ph Audre Ramsay 027 622 9845.
mP Jacqui Dean 03 434 7325. WAnted
moVieS. Geraldine Cinema ph 693 8118. miLitARiA wanted to buy by collector. Firearms, badges,
fiShinG licenses. New season. Available now at Geraldine bayonets or any items of military interest. German items are
hammer hardware. of particular interest. ph pete Young 693 8876 a/h.
LAndSCAPinG. Village Landscapes ph 693 7321. deAd batteries. Woodbury School is still collecting batteries
from cars, trucks, tractors etc. please phone peter 692 2725
PLumBeR. ph mark patterson 693 9625.
or Tom 692 2880 to arrange pickup.
totAL Computer Services: Geraldine’s professional computer
service. ph hamish 693 8456. ACCommodAtion
GLAzinG. ph Geraldine Glass 693 9927. eX Geraldine 16-year-old polytechnic student needing board
StoRAGe available at Geraldine Storage. Large and small in Geraldine. please phone Joshua 03 614 8381 or 027 824
lots. ph Sherri 027 460 6442, 693 8830. 9725. have good references.
AGRiCuLtuRAL contractor. hayden mckenzie 693 8553.
BRooKSide boarding Kennels. Farmstay for dogs. 208
Woodbury Road. ph 693 9929. 18-year-old requires work in Geraldine. housework and
babysitting. Reliable honest, call Courtney 027 2680738.
don’t like the prospect of another long wait in front of your
computer? ph hamish Total Computer Services 693 8456.
ContRACtinG. blake Downie. ph 027 434 3551.
JUnior farm aSSiStant
LAWnS. ph earthworks Aoraki Ltd 0800 693 000. We are seeking a self-motivated person to join our team
joineRY. ph paul Autridge 693 9598. 1 December at our dairy farm on the town boundary of
Geraldine. We are milking 900 cows through a 54-bale
LAndSCAPinG. ph Keith Nelson 692 2977. rotary shed.
BeAutY therapy. ph bella Salu 693 9960. Duties will include:
PLumBeR. Rates plumbing. ph 027 437 3158. · Milk harvesting
· Dairy hygiene
· Stock work
· Weed control
· Aspects of animal health
l oC all y Bui l t · Other general farm duties.
excellence guaranteed The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain
a great amount of knowledge and skill working with our
current team and both on- and off-farm training is strongly
Comprehensive range of building services
no job too big or too small
Competitive / Pensioner rates Please contact Anita or Ad Hendriks by 28 September on
693 9844 or email@example.com
regan tate - Builder
M. 021 298 6465 P. 693 7426 e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Picker / Packer
Lynn River is recognised as the market leader in hand-
protection products and services. We are looking for
someone with the ability, knowledge and enthusiasm
For all your to join our operations team.
· Livestock To start immediately. We require someone who is well
· Bulk organised, gives attention to detail and is willing to
learn. Some manual lifting and emptying of shipping
· General Cartage containers will be required.
· Fertiliser Spreading Please send your application with resumé
by email to: email@example.com
Call Boof on 027 375 8025 Applications close: Friday 23 September 2011
or Ned on 027 602 2422
A/H (03) 693 8994 LeARninG
Proud to be locally owned and operated. hoRSe rider education. Any age standard. holiday camps.
Your horse or mine. Reasonable rates. experienced certified
coach. Nancy phone 693 7064 or 027 4904522.
fAShion jewellery. Necklaces and earrings. Reduced to uPCominG eVentS
clear at Geraldine pharmacy. GeRALdine hiGh SChooL netBALL, AGm, Wednesday 28
BmW 520i, 1989, 5-speed. All options, WOF licence. Great September, 7.30pm, The Gallery, Crown heritage hotel.
all-round condition, $1100 ono. ph 693 7013. fAStWAY Couriers. Send a shoebox-sized parcel up to 2kg
houSehoLd items - piano, pool table, drawers, oak anywhere in NZ for just $12. Satchels available at competitive
sideboard, lounge suite, desks and many more items. ph pricing at hammer hardware. ph 693 7312.
693 9303. geraldine news deadline, noon on mondays at hammer
PAint. We can tint most other paint company colours at hardware.
hammer hardware ph 693 7312.
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