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1 CARING FOR YOUR SAFETY Autorobot Straightening Body Alignment Systems Published Tuesday and Thursday TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009 Circulated FREE to all households throughout Te Awamutu and surrounding districts. Extra copies 40c. 24 Hour Salvage Ph (07) Bond Road, Te Awamutu, P.O. Box 437 Fax (07) A/H (07) AA We will remember them SUPPORT for Anzac Day continues to grow, as evident by the turnout to Saturday s Civic Ceremony at Anzac Green. TC280409DT01 BY DEAN TAYLOR There is no doubt the significance of Anzac Day in the lives of Te Awamutu people grows stronger year-by-year. This year Te Awamutu Museum honours Anzac 2009 with a new exhibition In Memory of the Fallen which opened on Friday night and runs for six weeks. Dawn Parade and the Civic Ceremony were poignant, and well supported, services to honour our fallen, and the brave souls who continue to serve our country. And Poppy Day sellers reported tremendous support for the annual RSA fundraiser. See more pages 3, 4. TC280409DT02 TE AWAMUTU RSA president David Haberfield blows The Last Post at the opening of Te Awamutu Museum s In Memory of the Fallen exhibition on Friday night. WE FIX TRUCKS! Stewart&Cavalier - Limited - TC280409DT03 TE AWAMUTU College head students (from left) Dayna Baker, Catherine Peake, Rick Williams and Cameron Forsman read Who Are These men by Jodie Johnson (then aged 12) at the Civic Ceremony. Truck and Trailer Service COF Repairs Transport Engineering Grease and Lube Diamond Trio Set $795 Loaded with love Catalogue out now MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING...the right choice PHONE CALL TERRY AA 1317 Alexandra St, Te Awamutu (Opposite Dairy Factory) AA BEAMISH GEMTIME JEWELLER 25 Alexandra Street, Te Awamutu - Ph (07) Layby & finance Available

2 2 TE AWAMUTU COURIER, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, AA Salt Water Sports Fishing KAWHIA HIGH TIDES ADD EIGHT MINUTES FOR RAGLAN HABOUR TUESDAY: WEDNESDAY: THURSDAY: FRIDAY: SATURDAY: SUNDAY: MONDAY: 8.34am & 9.58pm 10.08am & 10.33pm 10.42am & 11.07pm 11.16am & 11.49pm & 11.52pm 12.17am & 12.30pm 12.56am & 1.12pm Keep a weather eye on the weather or watch your favourite DVDs FISHING 166 Cambridge Rd, Te Awamutu, Ph CRIMELINE Te Awamutu Police EMERGENCY 111 Te Awamutu Police have dealt with the following matters since last week: Monday, April 20: Man arrested for breaching bail. Intentional damage to window of car parked in Rolleston Street reported. Tuesday, April 21: Burglary of Oliver Street residence reported. Two buckets of paint and compressor stolen. Wednesday, April 22: Arrests: Man for driving while forbidden, receiving stolen property and introducing contraband to Waikeria Prison. Car impounded. Women for introducing contraband to Waikeria Prison and possessing cannabis. Man for possessing cannabis. Woman for EBA and driving while forbidden. Car impounded. Woman complains of being assaulted. Theft of a red 2006 Toyota Hilux (DEE311) from Dibbles Transport reported. Vehicle believed to have been driven west towards Pirongia then north towards Huntly. Burglary of College Street residence reported. Sander, two cordless drills and electric planer stolen. Prowler reported in Scott Crescent and Rutherford Street properties. Described as a male aged in 20s or 30s, wearing black trousers and dark long sleeved top and of slim build. Not located. Thursday, April 23: Burglaries: Rewi Street residence Frozen food stolen. Irwins TRucks and Busses. PTO and stereo stolen from a truck. Attempted theft of a car parked at College Street address reported. Attempted theft of car parked at Totara Street address reported. Friday, April 24: Theft of Honda CBR1000 from St Mary s Avenue property reported. Burglary of Seafund Road residence reported. Plasma TV, LCD TV, wetsuit and jewellery stolen. Saturday, April 25: Arrests: Man for EBA. Man for breaching bail and shoplifting. Sunday, April 26: Arrests: Man for breaching the liquor ban. Man for driving while disqualified. Car impounded. Man for third or subsequent EBA. Car impounded. Man for EBA. Man complains of being assaulted at McDonald s restaurant. Burglaries: Grey Street residence. Three cellphones, two MP3 players, multi tool, four XBox games, hair straighteners and digital camera stolen. Te Kawa Road residence. Wallet stolen. Located outside with cash removed. Also CDs stolen from parked car at address. Hit and run on Te Rahu Road reported. Two occupants of a red Toyota Corolla (PU267) decamp after hitting a pedestrian and trapping her under the car. 24 hour Victim Support is available in Te Awamutu by phoning Your Letters Round up hoons In response to Rick Dobson s letter I would like to say I am with you 100%. We have hoons up our steet, Goodfellow Street where bad fellows drive 100kms plus and when asked by police to get their licence plate number, no they had vanished. Maybe because they were driving too fast. Yes, we have kids up our street also. We can t put a policeman on every bad street, but we can put a speed camera up which will take photographs of the speeding cars and may even catch stolen cars. The cost of the camera could be paid off with the fines that could be given out for reckless driving and speeding. Or, we could simply ask the Council to put down judder bars, to slow down the traffic and if the car is lowered, the faster it goes the more likely it will get damaged. After living in Melbourne for four years, I saw the suburban streets with judder bars and speed cameras everywhere, in particular on long streets and roads. You had to be 18 years of age to drive a car by yourself in Australia and there was a power to weight ratio, so small cars could not have large motors. NICOLE JOHN Return to sender Who stole my mailbox on Friday night? Perhaps you needed one because you ve moved to a new address and there isn t one there. I don t think so! It was a very low trick to take it away. You could ve just left it on the front lawn. I have searched along Kihikihi Road, but no luck. The inconvenience of this is a nuisance - cost, installing another one, time etc. I know it is a prank, but if you would return it, I would be grateful. ANNE HOOKER Fire Brigade notebook Te Awamutu Volunteer Fire Brigade attended the following callouts in the area last week. Monday, 5.43pm. Private fire alarm, Waikato Hospital. Tuesday, 11.37am. Private fire alarm, Teasdale St. Wednesday, 8.27pm. Scrub fire, Ngahinapouri Rd. 8.53pm. Motor vehicle crash, Payne Rd. Friday, 11.12am. Smoke showing, Park Rd. 7.44pm. House fire, Piquet Hill Rd. Saturday, 12.33am. Garage fire, Leslie St. 1.36pm. Private fire alarm, Roche St. Sunday, 6.14pm. Van fire, Kihikihi Rd. 7.25pm. 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3 BRIEFLY Pedestrian hospitalised after being hit by car A pedestrian who was struck by a car on Sunday night was trapped underneath it and had to be freed by Te Awamutu Fire Brigade after the driver and passenger decamped. The red Toyota Corolla (PU267) was travelling north on Te Rahu Road about 7.20pm when it struck the 58-year-old woman as she was crossing the grass verge near her house. She suffered serious injuries and is currently in Waikato Hospital. One 20-year-old Te Awamutu man has been arrested and charged with dangerous driving and failing to render assistance after an accident. He was to appear in court yesterday. Te Awamutu Police are still investigating the crash and are appealing for anyone who has information about the crash or who sighted the vehicle in Te Awamutu yesterday to phone them on Support for Kihikihi post, bank services Support for retention of postal and banking services in Kihikihi has continued to flood in. There are now around 2000 signatures on petition forms being promoted by residents, supporting Post Shop and Kiwi Bank services being retained by Kihikihi Bookshop. There is a public meeting at Kihikihi Town Hall at 7pm tomorrow night (April 29) to debate ways of supporting this. A representative from NZ Post may be in attendance. Swine Flu here? Waikato District Health Board is investigating two possible cases of Swine Flu. These people and their household contacts (people they have been in regular contact with) are being tested to determine whether they have Influenza A (Swine Flu is a sub-set of A). Both possible cases fit the case definition for Swine Flu, and have returned from the United States within the past two weeks. As per Ministry of Health guidelines, tamiflu will be prescribed for probable and confirmed cases and their household contacts. LAST CHANCE FOR GROUP FITNESS PROGRAM THIS WEEK! Spin B.A.T s Come and meet 50 s FWD Active (9am) Circuit the Power friendly Step professional Bike, Bar Pump Active Active & Ball Circuit Seniors team at B.A.T s Bruce s today Cross Active TUES 28 TH WED 29 TH THUR 30 TH FRI 1 ST SAT 2 ND MON 4 TH 6.00am Train Great Buying INGHAM Te Awamutu LMVD 133 Arawata Street, Te Awamutu. Ph TREVOR HOSE a/h MERV CARR *Conditions Apply TE AWAMUTU COURIER, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, Vets, public out in force TC280409DT04 RSA vice president Terry Findlay speaking at the opening of In Memory of the Fallen. The sky was dark and overcast with a chill in the wind, but the weather held as 57 war veterans fell in outside the RSA clubrooms at 0545 hours. The parade marched to the Sunken Cross Memorial for this year s Anzac Dawn Service. 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Standing and sitting behind those veterans on parade were a number of very elderly veterans who were too frail to parade in the ranks, but braved the weather so as to remember fallen comrades. A short benediction was given by the RSA Chaplain, Reverend George Allanson, followed by an address delivered by Te Awamutu College head student Cameron Forsman, who spoke of how war had impacted on his own family and forebears. Cameron mentioned that he wore medals that had been awarded to a great-uncle who had been killed in action during the First World War. A wreath was laid by RSA vice president Terry Findlay and Malayan veteran Don Hallett and then Mike Subritzky read out the names of those men and women of our town and surrounding districts who had served overseas on Operational Service since last Anzac Day. The parade marched back to the RSA Clubrooms and fell out to enjoy a hot drink and a chat with old comrades. OVERSEAS OPERATIONAL SERVICE The following men and women from Te Awamutu and Districts are in the Armed Forces, and have served Overseas on Operational Service since Anzac Day Private Tony Baldwin, International Stabilisation Force, East Timor; Lance Corporal Benjamin Bright, NZ Forces, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan; Warrant Officer Stephen Gane, Multi- National Force/ Observers, Sinai Peninsula; Sergeant Davina Harvey, International Stabilisation Force, East Timor; Warrant Officer Lionel Jamieson, NZ Forces, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan; Able Medic Sarah Mellsop, NZ Forces, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan; Lance Corporal Dion Tantrum, 6th Rifle Battalion, British Army, TC280409DT05 TERRIFIC representation of veterans, forces and services at the Civic Ceremony. Operation Herrick, Operation Rata, Solomon Afghanistan; Detective Islands; Sergeant Mark Smith, NZ Police, Stephen Snookes, NZ Forces, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. 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4 4 TE AWAMUTU COURIER, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009 magnetic thermals Pair happy to support Poppy Day AA FREEPHONE $200 in gifts for you Buy any new mobility scooter before Tuesday 31 March 09 and you can choose $200 worth of products instore for free. Use the $200 towards gadgets like key holders, suction footrests, jar openers, easireachers, scooter accessories, liftchairs, walkers, wheelchairs,...anything! Get the free gifts for yourself or give to someone you love. MagicSeal Secondary Glazing has four main features that directly benefit the homeowner. Noise Reduction Heating & Cooling Savings Condensation Reduction UV Reduction FREE Car Parking! Cnr Pembroke & Palmerston Sts Ph AA BY CATHY ASPLIN Cambridge resident Brian Jeans comes to Te Awamutu each year to help with Poppy Day and to attend Dawn Parade on Anzac Day. This year Mr Jeans was based on Arawata Street where he was taking donations from the public. He was wearing his late father s medals and was accompanied by his 14 month old Brussels Griffon puppy, Miffy. Dad s medals are from his service with the 35th Battalion. For many years we came to the Te Awamutu Dawn Parade together and so I have continued to do that. I enjoy the company of the lovely people here. He says the parade to the cenotaph is always a moving experience as they march in silence. That s how it should be done. Mr Jeans believes Anzac Day is a time to honour the sacrifices given by those in the past and to also ensure a better future. I hope we never have another war - the number of people lost was plain stupidity and its only the war mongers who will benefit if there s another one. IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN Members of Te Awamutu RSA and the public celebrated the opening of In Memory of the Fallen at the Te Awamutu Museum on Friday night. The exhibition features a collection of letters written home by local serviceman Stuart Scott, sound clips from the New Zealand Sound Archives of Anzac stories broadcast on Spectrum Radio in the 1950 s and a set of photographs from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission of cemeteries around the world where New Zealand servicemen are buried or honoured. Veteran Mike Subritzky moderated the Readings for Anzac programme at the Museum on Sunday. Next month Auckland historian Phil Beattie will present a lecture/discussion Military Genealogy about using military resources for historical and genealogical research. This is at 7pm on May, 20 at the Museum. TC290409CA02 TE AWAMUTU College student Tara Henwood (16) meets RSA Associate member Brian Jeans and his puppy Miffy during poppy day in Te Awamutu on Friday. IMMACULATE 97 BMW 318i New model, 1.9 Vanos, muiltiairbag, ABS, alloys, full options, sold & serviced by us, low kms, stunning colour & condition, 1st to view will buy! best available SALEPRICE DRIVEAWAY TOYOTA COROLLA GL NZ new, 1.6, 5 speed manual, ideal first car, registered with a new WOF, CD player, tidy throughout, be very quick for this one! SALEPRICE NO DEPOSIT TAP SALEPRICE DRIVEAWAY $1500 SAVE $2000 NO DEPOSIT TAP AFFORDABLE $6990 TOYOTA RAV4 High spec, 3 door, ABS, airbag, only 90,000kms, neat colour, nudge bar, CD player, all options, hard to find in this condition, Look! SAVE $2000 SALEPRICE DRIVEAWAY 5 SPEED 7 SEATER MITSUBISHI CHARIOT MX 2.0, 7 seater, alloys, nice colour and condition, electrics, registered with a new WOF, as traded, hard to find at this price, wow! SALEPRICE 95 FORD FAIRMONT 4.0 automatic, tow kit, fully optioned, air bags, ABS, alloys, every extra, very tidy cond, registered with a new WOF, reduced to clear, out it goes! SALEPRICE DRIVEAWAY HONDA CIVIC One family owner, spoiler, 1.5 automatic, facelift shape, electrics, registered with a new WOF, as traded so be quick! 1st in 1st served. SALEPRICE 97 MAZDA FAMILIA LS 98 MITSUBISHI RVR 96 NISSAN PRIMERA Sedan, 1.5 twin cam, sold and serviced by us, excellent Sports Gear, GDi engine, low kms, 2.0, TM-L selection, high spec, alloys, air bag, ABS, condition, low kms, air bag, quality vehicle, tiptronic, alloys, CD, sold and serviced by climate control, full electrics, sold and serviced automatic, save $$$, registered with us, superior example, registered with a by us, low kms, nice colour, Nissan a new WOF, reduced, WAS $6990 new WOF, finance available! reliability, registered with a new WOF. SALEPRICE SALEPRICE SALEPRICE DRIVEAWAY DRIVEAWAY $5750 NO DRIVEAWAY DEPOSIT TAP $7990 NO DEPOSIT TAP $5500 NEW MODEL BE VERY QUICK - FIRST IN FIRST SERVED! OVER 100 VEHICLES IN STOCK - FINANCE AVAILABLE ON MOST VEHICLES BARGAIN DRIVEAWAY NO DEPOSIT TAP $4500 $7990 $2000 BE QUICK DRIVEAWAY DRIVEAWAY $1000 COMPARE AA LMVD IMVDA FREEPHONE PHONE OVER 120 VEHICLES AVAILABLE *Subject to finance co. approval A/H NICK MAIN SOUTH ROAD TE AWAMUTU OPEN 7 DAYS A/H JUSTIN

5 Harold hitting the trail to raise cash for classroom A treat is in store this May for local trail bike enthusiasts when the Waipa King Country Life Education Trust holds a fundraising trail bike ride on Sunday, May 17. The event will be held on a 20 kilometre track which runs across the Pukeatua properties of John and Zoe Hunter, John and Margaret Sutton and Ewan McBeth. One of the Trust s key sponsors, Wilksbrooke Motors, is lending major support for the event, including trail bike team Ilana Wilks and her husband Mark Penny who ll be organising riders on the day along with assessing and setting up the track. We ve been very grateful for the support of Wilksbrooke and the property owners in putting the day together, says WKC Trust Chairman Bruce Carey. Since the Trust s mobile classroom was extensively damaged in an arson attack in October last year, mascot Harold and Educator Nicky Wise have been borrowing a spare unit from the Trust s national office. Insurance is covering most of the cost of our new classroom which should be ready by June, says Mr Carey. But there s still a $25,000 shortfall needed to cover the cost of the classroom s mural, sponsor logos and classroom resources. It ll be a busy weekend for the Trust which is also hosting Life Education s annual conference in Hamilton on the same weekend. Mr Carey says the trail ride will provide a great day out for the whole family, with hot food and cold drinks provided as well as a 5 kilometre kids track. Entry is on the day, $25.00 for adults and $10 for kids. Details are available from Mark Penny or Ilana Wilks at Wilksbrooke Motors or or from the Silverbullet website ( TC280409SP05 TRAIL BIKE experts Ilana Wilks and Mark Penny give Harold a few tips for the forthcoming Waipa King Country Life Education Trust fundraising Trail Ride. TE AWAMUTU COURIER, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, AA How s your bearings? Te A Cycles 240 Sloane Street Phone: (Opposite Woolworths) AA New stylish reading glasses by Spoilt Winter Series STARTS SUNDAY THE JEWELLERY BOUTIQUE 299 Alexandra St TE AWAMUTU Ph Betta Laundry Samsung 5kg Fuzzy Logic Top Load washer SW5OUSP 910H x 540W x 562D 740 rpm max spin speed 8 wash programmes 4 water Levels Electronic controls Delay start Double storm pulsator wash action Air turbo drying stystem TM Child Lock Stainless Steel drum 5 step super clean Digital display Baumatic 6kg Top load Digital Washer BK6EL 885H x 540W x 547D 2 water levels 6 process options per program Electronic control panel Cotton fi lter Folding lid 3 water temperatures 3 wash programs Power spike protection Low noise design Spin speed: 850rpm Water jet system $ $5.08 WEEKLY $ $5.50 WEEKLY Smeg 6.5kg Electronic Top Load Washer SM650EL 885H x 540W x 547D 750rpm max spin speed 2 water levels 3 wash programmes 3 water temperatures 6 process options Electronic control panel Folding lid Double water entry Stainless steel drum Power spike protection Low noise design Anti pump blocking Normally $ Only one at this price $ $ WEEKLY LG 6.5kg i-sensor Top Load Washer WFT H x 585W x 640D Child lock TurboDrum Stainless steel wash bowl Fuzzy logic control Delay start Digital display 7 water levels Auto power off Air dry option 8 wash programs 4 process options $ $7.00 WEEKLY Simpson 7.5kg Top load Washer 22S750M 1080H x 670W x 745D Up to 900rpm spin speed 9 wash programmes Variable water levels 3 wash temperatures Eco rinse Rotary control Auto water-level sensing Stainless steel washbowl Removable easy clean lint fi lter Progress indicator Auto fabric conditioner dispenser $ $ WEEKLY 114 Simpson 8kg EZI Sensor Top Load Washer SWT802SA 1080H x 670W x 730D 3 auto spin speeds 7 wash programmes 3 water levels Recirculating wash system Auto load sensing Rotary/push button controls LED display Eco rinse Stainless steel bowl Simpson SWT955SA 9.5kg EZI Sensor Top Load $10.15 WEEKLY WATER SAVINGS DELIVERED SIMPLY $ AA 36 Months to pay Low Weekly Payments CONDITIONS APPLY JOHN HAWORTH Phone (07) SLOANE ST, TE AWAMUTU (Opposite McDonald s) ASK INSTORE FOR A FINANCE PACKAGE TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS The brands you want from the people you trust

6 6 TE AWAMUTU COURIER, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009 Playcentres celebrate Families Day BABY PHOTOGRAPHS AA from us Copies of these special photos are available in colour and black and white from the Te Awamutu Courier office. 336 ALEXANDRA STREET PHONE FAX PELE LOLESI PHOTOGRAPHY NATASHA Lenden and Joseph Edwards welcome a son Tohu-Te Rangimarie. He was born at Matariki Maternity Unit weighing 4030g and is a brother for Awhinatia, Reef and Ciara-June. Cutting cloth to match budget For International Real Nappy Week this year (April 27-May 3), the New Zealand Nappy Alliance is proving to parents that reusable cloth nappies are the smart budgeting choice. With more than 10,000 job losses in New Zealand over the past five months, many people are becoming concerned about providing for their families. Budgeting services and financial experts are advising everyone to reduce spending as times get harder. This advice is creating renewed interest in home economics and the values of thrift and economy. People are realising the benefits of rejecting raw consumerism, and going back to reusing what they have rather than relying on so many disposable items. As the financial pressure on our community increases, we are noticing a huge number of families now opting to save money by buying reusable nappies. Parents can save thousands by choosing cloth nappies over disposables, says Nappy Alliance spokesperson, Kate Meads. On average it costs a family up to $5 a day to keep one child in disposables from birth to age three. Compare this figure to that of about $1 a day (including washing costs) to keep that child in cloth nappies for the same period. Recently, the Nappy Alliance ( has seen a huge increase in parents-to-be who lay-by their nappies as soon as they find out they are pregnant. By the time their baby arrives, they have all the nappies they will need until baby is pottytrained. There is also an increasing number of friends and families purchasing vouchers or reusable nappies as baby gifts. If parents saved the same amount each week they could expect to pay for disposable nappies for one child, it would only take around 20 weeks of full-time use for the cloth nappies to have paid for themselves, leaving more money in their budget for the remaining 136 weeks baby is likely to be in nappies. Playcentres all around the country will be celebrating Families Day on May 15 by doing what they have done best for over 60 years helping families to learn and grow together. Playcentre offers something for the whole family, says Playcentre Federation president, Marion Pilkington. The children can form life long friendships while experiencing a well-designed learning environment. Their parents also make lasting friendships and have access to free parent training and NZQA accredited early childhood training. Families Day is based on a resolution from the United Nations General Assembly to promote the importance of families and the issues relating to them. The UN focus this year is on mothers and families: challenges in a changing world. The Families Commission is promoting Families Day, and says that they also want everyone to stop and think about why families matter to themselves, their communities and to all New Zealand society. Parents do a great job of educating their children, says Mrs Pilkington. Playcentre is based on the philosophy of parents as first and best teachers of their children, and it complements the education that parents provide for their children at home. It is often not practical to provide a wide variety of equipment at home. Play activities at Playcentre include outdoor and indoor activities such as: playdough, jigsaw puzzles, carpentry tables with real tools, sandpits and climbing equipment, books, musical instruments, dancing and dress-ups. To contact your local Playcentre, see for centres in your area. FOR A LIMITED TIME NEW Mitsubishi Lancer SX Sedan and Hatch 2 litre Mivec polvec Seven airbags 5 star ancap rating 4 star fuel rating Manual $27,995 + on road Auto 6 Speed $28,995 + on road TEST DRIVE TODAY AA OPEN 7 DAYS. SATURDAY 9AM - 3PM, SUNDAY 10AM - 4PM CORNER CHURCHILL AND MAHOE ST TE AWAMUTU PH (07) HOURS A/H John Hare (027) Allan Paterson (027) Stu Tervit (027)

7 Cash catch for fire force TE AWAMUTU COURIER, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, Pirongia Fishing Club raised $1000 for the Pirongia Fire Force through its Take a Kid Fishing competition. Geoff Ditchburn reports that the weather was great for the annual competition. Twenty nine children and 40 adults entered and the quality and quantity of fish they caught was amazing. All the fish were auctioned at the Alexandra Hotel following prizegiving. The garden bar has a great family atmosphere and the staff at the hotel couldn t do enough to make the prizegiving a success. Through the generosity of Kilwell sports, Rollos Marine and Pub Charities who sponsored the main prizes, and all the wonderful Te Awamutu, Otorohanga and Pirongia businesses who sponsored the many spot prizes, this year s competition was a huge success. RESULTS Kids: Snapper - Clara Weinzettl 1, Adam Makuch 2, Finn Mclean 3. Kahawai - Lee George TC280409SP01 SNAPPER section winner Phil Rye (with his 6.85 kg catch) and runner-up Geoff Ditchburn with prizes. 1, Jarrod Johnston 2, Bradly Hirst 3. Gurnard - Cole McClure 1, Ariki Barham 2, Cole McClure 3. Trevally - Clemens Weinzettl 1, Slade Kerr 2. Adults: Snapper - Phil Rye 1, Geoff Ditchburn 2, Allan Wood 3. Kahawai - Hilary Robertson 1, Josh Ditchburn 2, Graeme Lile 3. Gurnard - Shannon Eyre 1, Ross Murphy 2, Brent Knowles 3. Average Snapper - Finn McClure, Average Kahawai - Doug Davis. Waikato patients in better heart Modern styling and convection heat Designed to heat large open areas up to 220m 2 Big on performance, offering over 20kW s of output Wetback option, capable of heating your water needs Designed to last - 6mm carbon steel & fire brick lined Direct vent option for increased efficiency Matt brown, black or dark charcoal vitreous enamel A team from Waikato Primary Health and Waikato DHB has been working to improve services for people with congestive heart failure. Using lean thinking the team has identified blockages within patient pathways, which can lead to delays in accessing specialist treatment and the availability of hospital beds. Patient pathway mapping sessions and an audit of echocardiograms shows general practices are only referring people with major problems because of the expected delays in the system. Streamlining the patient journey will free up the capacity of cardiology services for more timely treatments for more people. A community cardiologist, two community heart failure nurses and better access to echocardiograms will soon be available for Waikato patients through a related project AA See us online at AA

8 8 TE AWAMUTU COURIER, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, AA HOT LOW PRICE! ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST $1449 (inc GST) Compaq Presario CQ60-212TU Laptop Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.16 CPU 2GB DDR2 RAM 320GB SATA HDD DVD±RW 15.6 Widescreen HD Display Numeric Keypad Built In Integrated Webcam/Mic HDMI Connectivity Windows Vista Home Premium Free Notebook Bag 141 SLOANE ST, TE AWAMUTU, VICTORIA ST, CAMBRIDGE, FREE Notebook BAG Events guide for May Events in Te Awamutu and surrounding districts for May, as advised to Te Awamutu Information Centre. 3 - The Waikato Rivertones, St John s Church, Arawata Street 2pm. These NZ Sweet Adeline Champions are going to the International Sweet Adelines in Nashville Tennessee. Tickets: adults $15, students/children $10 from St John s Church, Antique House, Alexandra Street and Te Awamutu Information Centre. 3 - Speedway, Kihikihi Domain, 1pm. King Country Stockcar and Saloon Championships Shirley Valentine, Woolshed Theatre, Sunday 10th and 17th 1.30pm, Wednesday 13th and 20th 6.30pm, Thursday 14th-Saturday 16th and Thursday 21st-Saturday 23rd 7.30pm. Opening Matinee Mother s Day Special 10th Have afternoon tea with Shirley after the show. Tickets $20 each available at Information Centre Baroque Concert, The Methodist Church, Bank Street, 7.30pm. The Te Awamutu Music Federation present Latitude 37, Julia Fredersdorff on Baroque violin, Donald Nicolson on harpsichord Laura Vaughan on Viola da Gamba. $25 adults, $22 senior, $10 students. Door sales. For more information ph From May, Baffin Street Gallery will be having a shop window in The Persimmon Tree Cafe. The theme for May will be Autumn, with paintings and prints by various artists.winter hours at the gallery will be Sat, Sun and Mon 10am to 4pm and by appointment. Contact Hilary on for more information. Te Awamutu Museum, Anzac Exhibition entitled In Memory of the Fallen runs until May 25. Reflect on what Anzac Day means in today s world. Delve into the intriguing history of courage and co-operation. Beautiful photographs from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission collection will highlight some of the cemeteries around the world where New Zealand servicemen were buried, and why these sites were chosen. Historic sound clips from New Zealand Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero will rekindle memories for some visitors, or spark the imagination of others. Collection items relating to some local servicemen will be on display. For enquiries phone Nathalie Metz on Prisoner s escape plans thwarted Corrections today revealed that a potential escape from Nikau Unit at Waikeria Prison last month was foiled because of the vigilance and timely actions of staff. It is extremely pleasing that staff were alert to the potential of an escape and quickly took steps to prevent it happening, says Waikeria South Prison Manager Kevin Smith. A prisoner got his thumb stuck inside the cast on his arm during the evening. It is believed this occurred after he tampered with it in an attempt to be taken on an escorted visit to a local medical centre. The nature of these events appeared to be unusual for that time of the day and it roused some suspicion about a possible hidden agenda the prisoner may have had. It s not clear whether the prisoner was preparing to abscond during the medical escort but the reservations about his behaviour led to further intelligence being gathered. This subsequently showed there was a very real risk that this prisoner was planning some kind of escape. A search of the prisoner s cell also uncovered a small collection of extra sheets. It is believed he intended to use these in an effort to scale the fence and get away. The safety of the public is our top priority so we are now working on increasing and enhancing the unit s security features so that the possibility of an escape is reduced further. Waikato Farm Environment Field Day Has Something For Everyone Teamwork, sustainability and profitability will be some of the key issues discussed at a field day on this year s Supreme award-winning farm in the Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Owned by Gray and Marilyn Baldwin and run with sharemilkers Hamish and Jane Putt, the Wuppertal Farming property, just west of Putaruru, was described by Award judges as an impressive operation founded on excellent working relationships with sustainability in mind throughout the business. The Putts are in their second year sharemilking 410 cows on the farm, which is in conversion to organic certification, and are targeting 160,000kgsMS production this season. Waikato BFEA regional coordinator Gerry Glover says the May 5 field day will cover a broad range of issues that will be of interest to people from a wide range of farm types. Expert speakers will cover topics that include organic dairy farm management and prospects, pastures and fertilisers, riparian planting and water quality. Forestry will be another hot topic. While a big chunk of Wuppertal was converted from commercial forestry into pasture land, the farm now grows a wide range of trees planted either for shelter and shade, water protection and native bush rejuvenation, or for commercial production. Another key focus is the all-important issue of sustainable farming. Gerry Glover says the Baldwins and Putts will share some of their ideas on how to successfully balance sustainability with the need to generate a profit. The field day on the Dukeson Road farm (signposted from Golf Road outside Putaruru) will start at 10am and finish with a lunch. 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9 In Business Circles Plenty of treasures to discover in Tree House BY CATHY ASPLIN Paula Bryant always enjoyed shopping at The Tree House in Ohaupo, so when it came up for sale she decided to buy it. It s a lovely, quaint shop which I had always admired. When the opportunity arose to purchase it I was very pleased - it gave me the chance to run my own shop after being in retail for the past 10 years. Tucked off the main road beside Clock World and the Longitude Cafe, The Tree House is a joy to browse in. It is brimming with gift ideas, jewellery, bags, frames, scarves and home accessories. It s an eclectic mix that works well in this setting. I ll be continuing the same successful formula that has operated in the past. Mrs Bryant attended a gift fair with the previous owner so has had the chance to purchase a range of pieces for the shop. I found some lovely items that have already been selling well, so I ll be ordering some more. While she says it s hard to know what will be popular and what TC280409CA01 TREE HOUSE owner Paula Bryant surrounded by some of the lovely items available in the gift shop. won t, she is getting to know what her regular clients like. We have a mix of people who call in - travellers who stop on their way past, some local customers and a solid base of regulars who visit the shop from around the Waikato. It s a great location - easy to get into, with plenty of parking. Many people also take the opportunity to have a coffee next door before or after visiting The Tree House. Mrs Bryant is happy to help with ideas for presents and can gift wrap your purchases. The Tree House (98 Great South Road, Ohaupo) is open from 10am-4pm, Monday to Saturday. University puts out welcome mat next week Waikato University hosts its annual Open Day for prospective students on Friday, May 8. About 3500 secondary school students from as far away as Northland and Taranaki are expected to visit with teachers and careers advisers in tow. However, it s also a day designed to showcase the university to mature students mulling study options and for members of the community simply wanting to take in what the university has to offer in terms of facilities and study. Tours of facilities, along with plenty of displays, plus dozens of mini lectures are on from 9am-2pm. TE AWAMUTU COURIER, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, IT S ARRIVED! THE ALL NEW MAZDA 3 TEST WILKSBROOKE THIS WEEKEND 9AM-3PM TAKE THE NEW MAZDA 3 FOR A TEST DRIVE & RECEIVE A $20 PETROL VOUCHER CONDITIONS APPLY 3 YEAR FREE SCHEDULED SERVICING 3 YEAR UNLIMITED KM WARRANTY AA GRANT WILKS Mob (027) Kihikihi Road, Te Awamutu. Phone NEIL GOODRICK Mob (027)


11 TE AWAMUTU COURIER, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, Silver and bronze for Brass $5,995 TE AWAMUTU BRASS on show in Napier. TC280409SP11 Te Awamutu Brass attended the National Brass Band Contest in Napier earlier this month enjoying fantastic weather and tremendous hospitality over the competition days. The senior ensemble of Jason Coffey, Memorie Brooky, Sarah Robertson, Alex Towers and Nigel Towers competed credibly against a very strong field and gained a second placing. The junior under 19 years quartet, Hayden Cullen, Jayden Matchett, Fraser Robertson and Charlotte Verstappen, competed in another very strong field and played credibly as well. These young players were not placed, but with another three years in this division Te Awamutu Brass is saying watch this space. The band events started with the Street March which saw 29 bands marching down Hastings Street, filling the centre of Napier with brass music resounding off all the buildings. Te Awamutu Brass, lead by Drum Major Yvonne Cullen, was placed second in the C Grade and the band was thrilled with this achievement. The weekend events saw all bands competing in their respective grades for the championship awards. Te Awamutu Brass was very well received by the audiences when they played their Hymn Hyfrydol, Test piece Three Part Inventions and their Own Choice Northern Landscapes but the band only managed to gain a third placing in the latter class. Band conductor Barry Cullen was very pleased with how the band performed on stage. He says competition is invaluable and helps build and develop players skill levels and gives them clear goals to work towards each year. Next year, which is Te Awamutu Brass centenary year, the National Competition is in Dunedin AA 132 Kihikihi Rd, Te Awamutu - Ph ILANA WILKS (0275) FLEXIBLE FINANCE AVAILABLE MARK PENNY (0274) HOME HEATING NATURALLY TALISMAN CLEANAIR (RADIANT) 20KW FIRE: $1975 *PACKAGE: $2975 ATLANTA BAY (CONVECTION) 23KW FIRE: $2849 *PACKAGE: $3849 NEW LIGHTWEIGHT MODEL MS kW, 14 Bar. Light, low-vibration chainsaw. Suitable for cutting firewood, for building and for felling small trees. With Chain Quick Tensioning and ErgoStart. $745 - INCLUDES FREE $50 ACCESSORY PACKAGE GREAT ALL ROUNDER MS 280-I 2.8kW, 18 Bar. Powerful state-of-the-art saw. Intelligent engine management for optimal engine performance. CALDO RAD RUSTIC (RADIANT) 16KW FIRE: $1306 *PACKAGE: $ AA F3000 (RADIANT) 23KW FIRE: $2549 *PACKAGE: $3549 *ALL PACKAGES INCLUDE: FIRE, FLUE, HEARTH & HEAT SHIELD Your local gas and woodfire servicing centre ROCHE ST, TE AWAMUTU Open Saturday 9am-12noon AA Chris Wright Dave Wallace $ INCLUDES FREE $50 ACCESSORY PACKAGE IDEAL FARMERS LARGE SAW MS kW, 20 Bar. Enormous power in a classic design. Highly suitable for harvesting timber and for sawing firewood. $ INCLUDES FREE $100 ACCESSORY PACKAGE TRADES WELCOME Shell Service Station Sloane Street V.E. Vets X STIHL Shop Te Awamutu We re local and we are here 494 Sloane St, Te Awamutu Phone STIHL SHOP Ace Lawnmowers

12 12 TE AWAMUTU COURIER, Tuesday, April 28, 2009 PROVIDING SUPERIOR ARCHITECTURE inspired Design innovative Solutions 116 ALEXANDRA STREET TE AWAMUTU 3800 PHONE: FAX: Te Awa mutu Golf K I H I K I H I R O A D T E A W A M U T U P H O N E Te Awamutu Golf celebrates revamped clubrooms TE AWAMUTU COURIER, Tuesday, April 28, AA Congratulations ASB Te Awamutu Golf Club on your impressive upgrade AA AA CONGRATULATIONS ASB Te Awamutu Golf Club Your upgraded facilities are outstanding. We are delighted to have been involved with the supply of the new vinyl and carpet. Best wishes to all members with your seasons golf and we hope you enjoy relaxing at the 19th. 4 Cambridge Rd, Te Awamutu (Next to Resenes and Repco) KAUMATUA Charlie Maikuku begins the blessing of the newly revamped clubrooms. PATRON Colin Green. GOLFER Gina Scott putts onto the 18th green in front of the newly revamped clubrooms. ASB Te Awamutu Golf can now The upgrade fi ts in nicely ahead laid throughout the building, heat surrounds and greens are kept to ing majority. and Bill Hawira. boast state-of-the-art clubrooms of the club s centennial celebrations pumps installed, bar upgraded a truly remarkable standard by the The plans were drawn by Tim Thanks to the builders, local sub and facilities to complement its stable at Easter, 2011, Mr Green and a new offi ce built for manager green keeping team. Gisler Architects, and the contract contractors and all the volunteers, of rising junior star members. Three years of extensive planning and fundraising came to fruition on Friday when the revamped clubrooms were offi cially opened told those in attendance. The building project is a fi tting tribute to 100 years of Te Awamutu Golf Club. The lounge, kitchen, bar, offi ce Helen Turner overlooking the 18th fairway. The men s and ladies changing rooms have had extensive makeovers - both blocks have two new Those same members also enthat for years, in fact dec- sured ades, we have been endowed with a lovely, well designed and solidly built 19th hole. to build won by Livingstone Construction. Brown says tremendous club spirit has been displayed by both groups and individuals within the ASB Te Awamutu Golf now has a modern, effi cient and welcoming clubhouse that will be an asset to our area for many years to come. The clubrooms are available for by club patron, Colin Green after and shop are now all under one showers, vanities, toilets and hot Brown says nothing lasts forever, club contributing to the project in conferences, corporate functions being blessed by kaumatua, Charlie Maikuku. roof. New carpet and vinyl has been water run by gas. There is also a unisex toilet for the disabled. The kitchen/cafe and lounge has been newly painted, as has the entire exterior of the clubrooms. A newly installed sound proof, bi-fold door can separate the cafe area and the lounge when needed for smaller functions. A new sound system and 50 inch coloured TV has been erected in the lounge, and the club has the most up-to-date computerised golf scoring system in Australasia. Management committee chairman, Andrew Brown says current club members have been superbly catered for over many years due to the foresight and selfl ess contribution of previous club members. Fairways are somewhat subject however, and while the building re- hale and hearty, the need mained for substantial maintenance to the heating, ablutions and bar area was becoming insistent. Needs also change with time and, with much consultation, a plan was developed with the future of golf in our area in mind. The plan was presented to the members at a special general meeting where wide ranging views were expressed and debated. Brown says it was the current members who took on the mantle of providing an upgraded and last- for Te Awamutu golfers. ing asset Even though we live in uncer- the members of ASB Te tain times Awamutu Golf expressed tremenconfi dence in the game and dous many ways, none more so than the management team of Helen Turner and weddings. Bookings can be made at the club. MANAGEMENT committee chairman Andrew Brown (left) and his to the vagaries of the weather but Te Awamutu by approving the club- brother, greenkeeper Phil Brown, during sponsors day tournament. the design is excellent and both house upgrade by an overwhelm- MANAGER Helen Turner in new offices overlooking the 18th fairway. Congratulations to the ASB Te Awamutu Golf Club on your modern new facilities. We are proud to have supplied the refi geration, audio and video components for the upgrade. 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13 14 TE AWAMUTU COURIER, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009 Tremendous tennis season AA AA AA AA AA AA We can design your kitchen to meet your budget and your needs! FREE MEASURE & QUOTE FREE COMPUTER IMAGES Call Enter your business in one of the nine categories EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION/KNOWLEDGE Sponsored by Plenty of highlights for local tennis fraternity Tahlia smashing tennis rankings St Patrick s Catholic School s Tahlia Walsh is rapidly reducing her Waikato Bays and national tennis rankings. The just turned TC280409SP11 NEWLY elected Te Awamutu Tennis Club life member Betty Wallace (right) and club patron Les Brain, with fellow life member Joyce McFarlane. 11-year-old is now ranked No. 2 at provincial level and 42 nationally in the girls 12 years and under age group. The scary thing is, she is still eligible to play in this grade for 19 months. Tahlia never dropped a set winning the girls 12 s and under singles at the Auckland Easter Open Junior Tournament and ASB Waikato Junior Open during the school holidays. The third seed was in a class of her own. She thrashed Diana Te Awamutu Tennis Club is buzzing with excitement. As well as the positive results achieved on court this season, there has also been a lot of positives happening behind the scenes. The Lion Foundation has donated a grant to the club to enable lights to be erected and to have a third court astro turfed. The lights will be installed next month, followed a week later by the resurfacing of the court. Club president, Mike Karl reports that the tennis season finished on a high note with a well patronised closing day and prize giving. It was an opportunity to celebrate achievements on a personal, team and club level, says Karl. As well as the Melville Cup team, Raiders, enjoying their interclub win, several team members were awarded individual trophies. Another highlight was to have the updated honours board unveiled. A life time membership was bestowed on Betty Wallace, who has been involved for decades in all aspects of the club. She remains an active member and very encouraging to others. Les Brain, another club stalwart, already a life member, was given the honour of becoming the club patron. Deyeva (a recent arrival from Russia) 6-2, 6-3; Emma Eccleton (Auckland) 6-1, 6-0, and Sasha Addis (North Harbour ) 6-1, 6-1 to take out the Auckland Easter Open Junior Tournament title. Tahlia then partnered If you wish to become a member of the club, or want to be on the mailing list, visit the website for contact details. Sarah Wardenburg (North Harbour) to victory in the doubles. The Te Awamutu pocket-rocket maintained her extraordinary winning sequence taking out both the singles and doubles at the ASB Waikato Junior Open in Hamilton. Singles wins were recorded over Lilley Mackay (Hamilton) 6-0, 6-0; Gabrielle Sykes (Whangarei) 6-3, 7-5, and Anzel Viljoen (Te Aroha) 7-6, 6-2. Tahlia and her doubles partner Gabrielle Sykes won 6-3, 6-3, and 6-3, 6-1. Quentin Wallace of Waipa Tennis Academy says Tahlia has a big heart, tremendous determination and excellent work ethics. Last year s winner - People 4 Success Who will win in 2009? ENTRIES CLOSE MAY 15,2009 Entry forms are available from Te Awamutu i-site, or download them from or AA UP FOR GRABS - $1000 CASH PRIZE FOR THE SUPREME BUSINESS EXCELLENCE WINNER AA

14 TE AWAMUTU COURIER, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, Langman key to Magic attack An in form Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic midcourter Laura Langman holds the key to her team s ANZ Championship aspirations. This was clearly evident in Magic s last two outings against the type of suffocating Australian defence they will need to overcome consistently to run out champions of this competition for the first time. Langman was, even by her own high standards, magic in her team s 18 goal defeat of the playing through champions New South Wales Swifts. Those special comodities were not as prominent in an uncharacteristically flat performance by Langman and her fellow midcourters in the heavy loss against the Queensland Firebirds. But form is temporary and class is always permanent, so look for Langman to bounce back quickly. Heroics at both ends of the court from Irene van Dyk and Casey Williams in the opening rounds have largely pushed the livewire Langman into the background. But chasing new boundaries, Langman, 23, has become instrumental in setting the Colourplus Magic on a new course this year. Bursting into the elite level as a multi-talented teenager, the flush of youth waned a little for Langman last season as she came to grips with positional changes and the trappings that come with being an old hand despite tender years. There has been a marked improvement in the Magic s attacking play this year highlighted by patience and better option-taking with Langman the driving force. I m progressing in my attacking game, she said. I wouldn t mind being a little bit tighter on defence and help contribute more to our defensive game but I m happy with where I m at. We ve placed huge emphasis this year on all players really knowing their roles and that has contributed to us being more cool, calm and collected on attack and really dogged on defence. Looking at the quality of the other teams, no team gets away with just having a few on defence and a few on attack, it s all about seven on seven. For coach Noeline Taurua the attack is a work in progress but she is thrilled with Langman s results to date. Laura s natural instincts are to do everything at 150 miles an hour she trains that way, her brain thinks that way, she s doing study, she s doing a bit of work she s got a lot going on, Taurua said. Everything is always in forward momentum but at certain times she needs to pull back and just do the easy things. Those things usually come when you are getting a bit more mature, round about years of age. So what we are trying to do is fast-track her and get her to pull back at certain times. The results so far have been really encouraging. We have already seen a huge improvement in her attacking game and a reduction in her error rate. We just have to keep building with it and once she gets a real feel for it, the whole process will become automatic, it s just a matter of time. Kihikihi pairs epic encounter Stratton Colbert and Rex McGill showed admirable fighting qualities to win the junior men s pairs at Kihikihi Bowling Club. Having lost to Ken Morriss and Ken Hancock in an earlier round, Colbert and McGill then beat the same opposition in both the semi-final and final, 20-19, respectively, to take the title. The semi-final could have gone either way, with the balance of power constantly fluctuating throughout the 18 ends. Colbert secured a two on the last end to turn a one shot deficit into a one shot winning margin. The Galpin Trophy, mixed drawn fours, was won by Ngaire Ramage (s), Nina Thompson, Stratton Colbert and Colin Campbell. The Handysandy team of Noelene Sanders, Ken Hancock, Betty Herbert and Bruce Barton were overall winners of the business house season on aggregate points. Runners-up were the Write-offs team of Dave Barnes, Dave Smith, Rex McGill and Brent Graham. Winners of the closing day progressive tournament were skip, Merv Maddren; three, Joan Maddren; two, Stratton Colbert; lead, Joy Allen. VALID: to QUALITY DOESN T COST - IT PAYS!!! AA Corned Silverside $6.99 kg Casserole Blade Steak $10.99 kg Fresh Chicken Thighs $4.99 kg MCKEOWNPHOTOGRAPHY LAURA LANGMAN in possession for Magic in their recent ANZ Championship win over the Southern Steel. Topside Roast $9.95 kg Beef - Pork Flavoured Sausages $5.99 kg Fresh Chicken Drumsticks $4.99 kg Phone JACOBS ST TE AWAMUTU Purchase now for 1st June Finance available at only 10% * OFFER ENDS FRIDAY 1st MAY PRICES INCLUDE GST Vaughan Glidden: Mob Shane Blackwell: Mob Peter Glidden: Mob PETER GLIDDEN HONDA 462 OHAUPO RD - TE AWAMUTU PH FX * Conditions apply - For Motorcycles AA


16 Sports second win on trot in Waikato premier rugby Ecolab Te Awamutu Sports gained a much needed four-try bonus point, 26-12, victory over Matamata Sports in Waikato premier rugby. Peter Bain reports that Sports looked sharp from the opening minute. Playing with a strong breeze behind them, the visitors kept Matamata pinned inside their 22. Centre Glen Kevey opened the scoring winning the dive to loose ball after a clearing kick by Matamata had been charged down. First-five Waylon Tangohau added the conversion from out wide. Sports kept Matamata under pressure, moving their opponents from one side to the other with clever switches in play. Constant pressure paid off when wing Ryan Meacheam broke through the defence to score the first of his brace of tries. Tangohau added the extra points to give Sports a handy 14-0 halftime lead. Matamata would have been pleased to have prevented the scoreline from blowing out further, having repelled many of Sports attacks. A few TC280409CT02 RYAN MEACHEAM, pictured playing in the latest home game against University at Albert Park, scored a brace of tries for Te Awamutu Sports against Matamata Sports on Saturday. indifferent refereeing calls only seemed to frustrate Sports. Matamata then had their turn with the wind to keep Sports hard on defence. They used their big forwards to keep the ball in the tight and crash over out wide. The home team s second try was a repeat of the first, again using their big pack effectively and adding the conversion for a scoreline. The score stayed the same until the final 10 minutes when Sports, after a series of attacks, were awarded a penalty close to the Matamata line. Quick thinking from flanker Cohen Masson saw him take a quick tap, catching the defence offside, and crash over to score, giving Sports a lead. With time up Matamata threw everything they had at Sports, moving the ball from everywhere. A penalty saw them take a quick tap in a last gasp effort, but a split pass was gathered by Meacheam who raced away from 50 metres out to score round behind the posts. For Sports, flanker Cohen Masson was again awarded player of the day. Replacement lock Logan Pinny won a lot of ball off the opposition from the front of the lineout, Tangohau guided his team around the field with some astute kicking, and Kevey had a solid game getting through a lot of work on defence. Sports next game is at home to a much improved Melville side. TE AWAMUTU COURIER, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, Mothers Day Feature publishes Tuesday May 5th If you have a special product or service Mothers would L VE call Dorinda or Sandy on: DUCK SHOOTING SALE 20% OFF ALL DUCKSHOOTING STOCK EXCLUDES AMMO TILL 5PM 1ST MAY AA VERN WILSON GUNSMITH - GUNSHOP 419 ALEXANDRA STREET, TE AWAMUTU PHONE: AA BOTTLE KING AA WEEKLY SPECIALS Specials Valid till 12/5/09 or while stocks last. We reserve the right to limit quantities. Fresh Choice Complex - Jacobs St Ph GIFT BASKETS Available In Store Black Douglas 1125ml/ J & B 1 litre $39.99 Glenfiddich 12yrs 700ml $54.99 Jim Beam 1ltr 2 for $76 Stil Vodka 1ltr 2 for $64 Smirnoff 1ltr 2 for $66 Gordons Gin 1ltr 2 for $66 Seagers Gin 1ltr 2 for $58 Ivanov Vodka 2 for $54 Waikato/ Lion Red 24 loose bottles $33.99 Swappa: Waikato/ Lion Red $33.99 Tui $32.99 Grant s Whyte & Mackay Coruba 1 litre 2 for $74.00 Captain Morgan 1 litre 2 for $74.00 Blackheart Rum 1ltr 2 for $64 Tui / Export Gold 24 pack $32.99 Double Brown 20 pack $22.00 Carlton Cold 6x325ml $9.00 Waikato/ LionRed/ Speights 15 bottles $21.00 Steinlager 15 bottles $24.00 WINES Moet & Chardon $69.99 Mission Range $14.99 Corbans White Label Range $9.99 Wolf Blass Red $ % Woodstock & Cola 18x330ml Bottles $ x330ml Bottles $20.00 Cruiser 12 Pack Bottles $19.99

17 18 TE AWAMUTU COURIER, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009 Mud, glorious mud Mothers Day Feature publishes Tuesday May 5th If you have a special product or service Mothers would love, call Dorinda or Sandy on: AA TC280409CT01 MUDCAKED minisprint competitor Tania Brockelsby shows the affects of trying to race on a wet and slippery track at McDonald s Kihikihi Speedway at the weekend. Weather forced the abandonment of the much publicised meeting at McDonald s Kihikihi Speedway on Sunday. An intermittent drizzle caused the track to become so greasy that racing was not possible. Club spokesperson, Terry Campbell reports that the feature attractions of the abandoned meeting, the Demolition Derby, North Island Minisprint Title and King Country Saloon Championship, will now be slotted into next Sunday s meeting along with the King Country Stockcar Championship and Kihikihi versus Stratford Streetstock Teams Challenge. Campbell says all patrons who attended on Sunday should have received rained out passes for the next meeting, starting at 1pm, with gates opening at 11am. Your pool is our business Pool and Spa Supplies Landscape Lane 424 Ohaupo Road, Te Awamutu Phone John TC501/05 219TC Infinity XR Gas water heating system The economical way to enjoy continuous hot water on tap ENDLESS SHOWERS LONG BATHS (0274) Gutter) PLUMBING Urban and Rural Specialists Plumbing Spouting Gas Fitting Heating Drainage Water Tanks Roofing Plumbing Supplies 318TC Master Plumbers AA ROCHE ST, TE AWAMUTU

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20 TE AWAMUTU COURIER, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, AA FORMAL NOTICES Births GARMONSWAY - GIBSON. Sue, Simon and Grace are delighted to announce the safe arrival of Lucy Jane. Born April 3, 2009, weighing 3750 gms (8lb 4ozs). All well. Deaths EBERY - Prudence Kirsten (nee Bent). Died April 25, tragically as the result of a car accident. Beloved mother of John and Anne and adored wife of Mark. Sister of Philippa Dyer and Rod Bent. "Passed from time to eternity." Please phone Rod on (021) for funeral details. Funeral to be held in Devonport. SARJEANT - Colin Stuart. On April 23, 2009, in Waikato Hospital. In his 73rd year. Much loved brother of Jan, special mate of Andy. Loved Uncle of Bridgitte and Stan, Kathy and Rob, Rachael and Windy. You were so special in our lives you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace. WRIGHT - John. WWII Passed away peacefully, April 23, 2009, at Meadowbank Hospital, Auckland. Most dearly loved husband of Nesta and special father of Lloyd and Elizabeth, Elizabeth and Geoff, Kent and Pam and Brian. Loved by his 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Gone fishing. A celebration of John s life was held at St Philips Anglican Church, St Heliers, Auckland at 2.00pm yesterday. In Memoriam NICOLL - Kimberly. Your presence we miss Your memory we treasure, of the one we love and sadly miss. Love Dad, Mum, AA Brent. XXX Acknowledgements MITCHELL - John Macdonald. May Stephen, Grant Kerry (Mitch), Paul and families wish to thank friends and relations, who attended John s funeral on a very wet day, for the many cards received, baking and donations to St Johns Ambulance. The support was quite overwhelming. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement. Church Services GUEST SPEAKER Strong Prophetic Ministry Pastor Wilson Raj Wednesday 6.30pm ASSEMBLY OF GOD 654 Alexandra Street Lost and Found LOST from Bond Road, Wednesday morning, grey cockatiel. My name is Billy, I talk and whistle, my mum is sad and would love me back, if you find me please phone Joy on Thank you. Personal A BABY? Planned or unplanned! Know your options. Phone Pregnancy Counselling Services collect (07) hours a day. PHONE James Parlane, Solicitor, PSYCHIC tarot and numerology readings. Phone AA Meetings KAIPAKI SETTLERS HALL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Date: Thursday, May 14, 2009 Time: 7.30pm All residents & ratepayers of the Kaipaki District are welcome. Enquiries: Mrs E Bradley 801 Parallel Road, RD1, Ohaupo TE AWAMUTU FISH AND GAME INC. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 7.30pm, April 29, Red Cross Hall Supper Provided All Welcome Treasurer:JohnSpence Phone KIHIKIHI PONY CLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Wednesday, May pm Clubrooms Enquiries: (07) Public Notices OTOROHANGA WOOLS 1990 Has closed it s door. We have stopped buying wool. After 49 years in the wooltrade I have decided to call it a day. I would like to thank my long term clients and friends for their support over the past years. Haere ra. Bunny Toa ELECTRIC BLANKET TESTING Get in before winter $7.50 for single $10.00 double WESTEND ELECTRONICS AA WAIPA/WAITOMO VICTIM SUPPORT VOLUNTEER SUPPORT WORKERS WANTED INFORMATION NIGHT 7.00pm Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Function Room - Te Awamutu Information Centre 1 Gorst Avenue, Te Awamutu If you would like to: work with victims of crime and trauma have an interest in Victim s rights and advocacy embark on some comprehensive training - get to know yourself better and gain new skills and knowledge discover varied and challenging situations make the community a better place Please come along for an hour to hear about Victim Support and what is involved in becoming a volunteer support worker. Application forms and position description will be available on the night AA Public Notices Te Awamutu Fish and Game would like to thank the following sponsors for another successful fishing contest. CH Allen Upholsteries LTD CALTEX Super Service Station McEntee Hire Salt Water Sports Fishing Rollo s Marine John Spence Marine Fields Butchery - Ohaupo Apperleys Round Wood and Timber New Zealand Fishing News Mighty River Power Te Awamutu Courier Robertson and Associates Treasurer - John Spence : AWAROA SPORTS CLUB would like to thank the following sponsors for helping make their March 7 Sports Day possible: Wool Partners International, J Cocker, Rotor Work, Mangapapa Angus Stud, Awaroa Perendales, Waitomo Liquid Waste Disposal, FMG Farmers Mutual Group, Emmett Motors, Ballance Agri-Nutirients, Osborne Transport, Independent Soil Consultants - T Danks, Eleanor Kelly, V E Veterinary Services (Bill Barker) and Suppliers (Dominion Salt, Southern Vet Supplies (Hamilton), Fort Dodge Animal Health, Agri-Feeds, Wrightson Seeds, Merial/Ancare NZ, Bayer Animal Health, Pfizer, Agricom, Schering-Plough Coopers, Agri-seeds and Intervet), Te Awamutu Saddlery, Stewart & Cavalier Engineering, Peter Glidden Honda, Workdog, Otorohanga Advantage Tyres, Apperleys Roundwood and Timber, NRM New Zealand, Waitomo Petroleum, The Veterinary Centre Otorohanga, Farmlands Te Awamutu, Vet-Ent Otorohanga, Ingham Feeds & Nutrition, Allied Farmers, The Stihl Shop Te Awamutu, Goldpine Te Awamutu, National Bank, Super Air, Te Awamutu Engineering, NuFarm, Excelsior Motors, Supa Bins, Giltrap Farm Machinery, Wrightsons (Te Awamutu, AFFCO, Liquorland Te Awamutu, Lorna Green (RD 2), Arthur Hogan ( RD 1), Wayne Leatham ( RD 8 Te Awamutu) and Oparau Roadhouse AA If you require more information, please phone the Te Awamutu Office : between 9.00am and 3.00pm week days. Public Notices Selling fast. Payment on booking please. Phone (07) Mobile (027) Public Notices Look at this!!! LA SYLPHIDE Sunday Matinee, August 29, 2009 New Zealand Ballet presents this romantic ballet from the great Danish choreographer, August Boarnoville. On in Auckland at the Aotea Centre. Very limited tickets. Payment on booking please. MAMA MIA Sunday Matinee, (Two dates) September 27, 2009 October 11, 2009 The worlds biggest show is coming to New Zealand. Featuring 22 of Abba s hits. Already seen by 40 million people in over 190 countries AA Flatmates FLATMATE wanted, one minute walk to town, $100 p/wk including power. Phone (021) FLATMATE wanted, rent negotiable, pets ok, handy to town. Phone or txt (027) TE Awamutu, central, beautiful modern house, broadband, sky, $140 plus expenses. Phone or (021) Sports Notices CLUB KAHA In Conjunction with Waipa Tennis Academy To provide a range of sports and activities, in a healthy, fun environment. Afternoons starting 3.30pm Commencing Monday, May 4 Running for 6-8 weeks Day: Activity: Venue: Monday Table Tennis or point play Tennis Te Rahu Courts Tuesday Kick Boxing At Phantom Kickboxing Wednesday Tennis Coaching Te Awamutu Courts Thursday Activities Day - Touch/Bull Rush etc. Te Awamutu Courts Friday Tennis Coaching, Fun games Te Awamutu Courts For further information or to enroll contact: Quentin Wallace Phone or (027) AA For Lease PREMISES suitable retail/workshop, parking, large yard, long term. Phone or (027) Property For Sale HOUSE FOR SALE SUBDIVISION possibility, 1012m section, two bedroom, one bathroom, heat pump, single garage and extra parking, current rent $210 p/wk, bond $580, good tenant. Offers around $185,000. Phone (021) for more details. To Let CARAVANS and cabins for rent, from $45 p/wk. Phone (027) FIELDAYS TICKETS on sale now at the Information Centre. FOUR bedrooms, good garaging and neighbourhood, $330 p/wk, pets allowed. Phone (027) ONE bedroom cottage, $150 p/wk. Phone (027) ONE bedroom house, with carport, Mahoe St, references and bond required. Phone or (021) THREE bedroom house, lock up, immaculate condition, garage, good location, no dogs, refs required, fridge and washing machine available, $285 p/wk. Phone (07) or (027) THREE bedroom modern home, quiet location, carpets and drapes, fenced section, double garage, no dogs, $260 p/wk, plus bond. Phone (021) or apply to 95 Cucksey Crescent, Te Awamutu. THREE bedrooms, two bath rooms, Pirongia Village. Phone (027) TWO bedroom home, newly redecorated, garages, $230 p/wk. Phone (027) TWO bedroom house, Cambridge Road, single garage, no dogs, $250 p/wk, semi furnished. Phone after 5.00pm. TWO Bedroom, Park Road, single garage, no dogs, $200 p/wk. Phone Firewood FIREWOOD $80 per metre, $450 per truck load. Phone after 7.00pm. FIREWOOD DRY mixed or gum firewood, $80m 3. Phone or (027) FIREWOOD 5m 3 - $160, 10m 3 - $290 delivered. 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21 AA AA 22 TE AWAMUTU COURIER, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009 For Sale FIELDAYS TICKETS on sale now at the Information Centre. TIMBER USED macrocarpa, 45, 6 x 1 1 2, 2 meter lenghts, $3 each. Phone (027) UPRIGHT VAX vacuum cleaner, as new $250, Kerrick vacuum cleaner and carpet shampooer, $300. Phone For Sale Under $50 BMX bike, 20 inch wheels, good condition, $35. Phone THREE burner barbecue with rotisserie, good order, $ Phone Vehicles Wanted A1 Service Wanted - DEAD CARS Best Dollars Get that car outa there Phone Te Awamutu or (0800) CAR DUMP AA Gardening & Landscaping GARDENER RON Elder for all your garden maintenance. Phone or (021) TREE CARE GROUNDZONE Tree Care. Tree work by qualified and experienced aborists. Professional and friendly service from a Waipa company. Phone Nathan Hughes or (027) Photography DOUBLE Exposure Photography - Weddings and family groups, all digital, experienced photographers, reasonable rates. Text your name and address to (021) for a free information pack. 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22 TE AWAMUTU COURIER, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, Midnight Youth launch CD Midnight Youth have truly hit the ground running on the back of the phenomenal success of their first single The Letter, from their debut album The Brave Don t Run (released yesterday). The Letter was the #1 most played New Zealand song on radio and the music video simultaneously hit #1 on two major music television networks. The track also held a Top 10 position for more than 15 weeks in the Radioscope Top 100. After forming in 2006 they immediately displayed signs of what was to come with debut singles, Supernatural and A New Day, achieving Top 40 NZ Airplay on radio and TV. They were also one of the top unsigned bands on MySpace in Further escapades have seen the band supporting The Veronicas and Metro Station, attending SXSW in Texas and playing the famed Viper Room in Los Angeles. Include in their adventures gigs with Incubus, OkGo and locals Opshop and a support for Rockstar INXS who described them as One of the best they had played with in Australasia!, and it s easy to see how they are a band picked to go places. This success has been backed up by their second single from The Brave Don t Run, All On Our Own From opening track Cavalry the scene and theme are for a record that takes a journey through notions of joy, despair, youth, loss and hope. This is true rockstar stuff from one of the best up and coming bands around. Check them out at themidnightyouth Win your own copy of The Brave Don t Run by simply putting your name, address and daytime phone number on the back of a standard sized envelope, address it to the Midnight Youth CD Competition and make sure it reaches our office by 5pm, Friday. Variety Show for Hospice MERCHANT OF VENICE M TUE 5:45, FINAL WED 10:00 GRAN TORINO R16 TUE 7:50, FINAL WED 8:10 Amongst absolutely stunning photography comes a tale of love, tragedy, deception, betrayal and ultimately, justice. This is a very good film with a fine cast and story. Another quality production from Merchant Ivory. Recommended. BEFORE THE RAINS M THU 5:55, FRI 10:00 & 5:55, SAT 3:35, SUN 1:35 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE R13 TUE & WED 8:05, THU 7:55, FRI 8:00, SAT 5:40 & 7:50, SUN 3:40 & 5:50 BOAT THAT ROCKED M TUE 5:40 & 8:10, WED 5:40, THU 5:50, FRI 7:40, SAT 3:15 & 7:40, SUN 1:15 & 5:40 TOPP TWINS M TUE 6:00, WED 10:15 & 6:20, THU 6:05, FRI 10:15 & 6:05, SAT 1:45 & 6:25, SUN 11:45 & 4:25 FAST AND THE FURIOUS 4 M TUE & WED 6:10 & 8:20, THU 6:00 & 8:00, FRI 6:00 & 8:05, SAT 3:50, 6:10 & 8:25, SUN 1:50, 4:10 & 6:25 THE INTERNATIONAL R16 TUE 5:50 & 8:00, WED 5:45 & 8:00, THU 7:50, FRI 7:55, SAT 4:10 & 8:05, SUN 2:10 & 6:05 WOLVERINE M WED 5:50 & 7:50, THU 6:10 & 8:10, FRI 6:10 & 8:15, SAT 3:40, 6:00 & 8:15, SUN 1:40, 4:00 & 6:15 LAST CHANCE HARVEY M THU 8:20, FRI & SAT 5:50, SUN 11:25 & 3:50 Variety shows are making a comeback if the popularity of a Waikato fundraiser is anything to go by. Hospice Waikato will benefit from a variety show next month called Gumboots and Blues, featuring top Kiwi performers Midge Marsden and Jackie Clarke and compere Frankie Stevens. Gumboots and Blues follows on from last year s hugely successful Gumboots and Opera, which featured Dame Malvina Major and other acts. More than 1000 people attended last year s show, raising $30,000 for Hospice Waikato. Gumboots and Blues directors Jill Rodgers and Steve Davis say audiences still like a good variety AA Junior Rugby Draw FOR SATURDAY, MAY 2, th Grade TAS Sharks v Korakonui, ALBERT 5 9am; TAS Bears v PIR Black, ALBERT 6 9am; TAS Panthers v PIR White, ALBERT 5 10am; TAS Leopards v Ohaupo, ALBERT 6 10am. 7th Grade TAS Lions v PIR White, ALBERT 5 11am; TAS Cats v Marist, ALBERT 6 11am; KIHIKIHI Rascals v PIR Black, KIHIKIHI 1A 9am; TAS Tigers Bye. 8th Grade TAS Eagles v TAS Wildcats, ALBERT 4A 9am; OHAUPO Yellow v KORA Cougars, OHAUPO 1A 11am; TAS Falcons v TAS Bulldogs, ALBERT 4B 9am; OHAUPO Black v KORA Wolves, OHAUPO 1B 11am; PIRONGIA Bye. 9th Grade TAS Knights v Pirongia, ALBERT 3A 9am; Kihikihi v Marist, KIHIKIHI 1B 9am; TAS Broncos v Ohaupo, ALBERT 3B 9am. 10th Grade TAS Bombers v TAS Jets, ALBERT 4A 10am; TAS Rockets v PIR Black, ALBERT 4A 11am; TAS Gunners v PIR White, ALBERT 4B 11am. 11th, 12th, 13th grades see your coach for details AA show, and a recipe of international, national and local talent is a popular mix. Decades ago, the music hall was a big part of local entertainment, says Jill who is involved in the local music scene. Then came variety shows like Peter Sinclair s Happen In through the 60s and 70s, but these lost popularity in favour of one or two act shows. Steve says local talent will feature alongside Clarke and Marsden, including rising opera star Julia Booth, the Hamilton Blues Society and the Hamilton Gospel Choir. The evening will also feature a disgracefully amateur performance of the pantomime Cinderella, featuring our star performers, and is carefully designed to make the other acts look good, says Steve, who has been staging these types of shows since the Ruakura Research Centre Revues of the 80s. Proceeds from Gumboots and Blues will help Hospice Waikato complete its new site in Hillcrest. Hospice Waikato is a charitable trust founded in 1981, which provides specialised care for people with terminal illness. The fundraising show Gumboots and Blues takes the stage at 7.30pm on Saturday, May 23 at Hamilton s Founders Theatre. Tickets are available from TicketDirect Enter your business in one of the following categories: Best New/Emerging Business Award Sponsored by Newstalk ZB Best Small Business Sponsored by Rosetown Print Excellence In Workplace Wellness Sponsored by Waikato Primary Health Excellence In Tourism/Hospitality Sponsored by Cambridge Edition Excellence In Education & Training Sponsored by Te Wananga O Aotearoa Excellence In Innovation/Knowledge Sponsored by Waipa District Council Excellence In Marketing Sponsored by Te Awamutu Courier Entries close May 15th, Entry forms are available from Te Awamutu i-site, or download them from or AA UP FOR GRABS - $1000 CASH PRIZE FOR THE SUPREME BUSINESS EXCELLENCE WINNER