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Maungaturoto Matters Issue 63 October 06

Maungaturoto Matters Issue 63 October 06

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Maungaturoto Matters
Welcome to
Advertising Costs Full Page $50 Half Page $30 Quarter Page $18 Eighth Page $10 Class Adverts 4 cents/letter or space No Personal adverts
Issue 63 October 2006
 A Real New Zealand Town
‘Gettin’ on with it!’ 
(09) 431-8059
would like to remind all motor- ists to please be on the lookout  for children walking to and from school AND hopping on and off our SCHOOL BUSES
Please slow down when passing a bus that has stopped to drop off or pick up children
Well what an under whelming response for help. I am starting to wonder if this town actually wants a Xmas parade. Thank you to those few who have offered, I will be in touch . I will give this another go : I need some volun-teers for the organising of the Xmas parade, if I do not get some help this event is running the risk of not being held!!!!. Come on people, many hands make light work, your community needs you! It would be great to see some new faces getting involved as the load always seems to fall on the same few. Everyone has a skill, give me a call and we will workout what area of expertise suits you best. Look forward to hearing from you soon
Terri Donaldson 4318 599
90 Years Celebrated 90 Years Celebrated 90 Years Celebrated 90 Years Celebrated
 A family gathering was held at the old Puriri Downs residence on S.H.1, on the 19th of August to celebrate Joan Cullen’s 90th birthday. In attendance were her four children, ten of her twelve grandchildren and her eight great grandchildren. Also in attendance were brother Bill Hickson from Waikanae and two cousins Harry and Steve Carter and their wives from Auckland and Snells Beach. Joan was born in Thames in 1916 and the family moved to Westmere, Auckland some four years later. Her school was the local primary and secondary was Seddon Tech., then situated in Wellesley Street in the city. Graduating from there it was a short walk to the Sun Insurance office in Shortland Street where she was em-  ployed in clerical work. Joan’s parents association with the Fred Cullen family of Maungaturoto saw holidays and visits to the North and led to her connection with Trevor (T.A.) Cullen. They were married in 1939 after building the original part of the homestead now occupied by her grand daughter and her husband, Maree and Gus Redington. Joan’s arrival on the farm saw her integration into the large Fred Cullen family group and her farming experi- ences ranged from the days of Horse drawn mowers and hay stackers and hand milking 30 cows, as there was no herringbone cowsheds and the size of size of today's herd is over 300 cows.  After Trevor’s death in 1989, Joan stayed on in the family home until she moved to Orewa in 1996. This en- abled her to be closer to her two daughters and she has enjoyed ten years there in the company of many new friends. In her 91st year Joan sends her best wishes to any of her associates who still remember her in Maungaturoto
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Non-profit organisations are urged to send in articles to promote themselves, especially those that have paid up for the year and are entitled to a free quarter page space. We would love to hear from you! If you have an item you want mentioned in the “Matters” you can either contact me at the address below or drop it into the RED BOX in the window at Tony’s Stationers in Hurndall Street. If it is an advert the fees are printed on the top right of Page 1.
Please note we do not usually accept photographs as they do not copy very well and the effect is often lost; and we do not accept “Letters to the Editor” as we do not have enough room to print them.
Maungaturoto Matters
DEADLINES FOR NEXT ISSUE Advertising and Editorial:
Eve Tinsley 81 Gorge Rd Ph: (09) 431-8624 E-Mail contributions to:-
maungie.mtrs @clear.net.nz
Payments to
Maungaturoto Business Association P.O. Box 47, Maungaturoto or
Susan McRae Phone & Fax: to be advised
Infant, Child & Booster Seats Available Long or short term hire We also have for purchase Child Harnesses, Locking Clips and Ext. Straps For rental details Ph Katrina McGill (09) 4318821
Brand New Infant Seats Now Available for hire
Held on the first Thursday of every month At the Plunket Rooms on Hurndall St in Maungaturoto From 10am to Midday. Please come along for a coffee and meet other parents and caregivers. Toys and books are available for the children. PLUNKET APPEAL WEEK 14 - 20 OCTOBER
Did you know that all money raised in Maungaturoto will stay to help the local branch?
We hope to visit everyone in our door to door collection during Appeal Week We really appreciate your support!
 For further details Ph Jennifer (09) 431 6343 
Real Town Maungaturoto Real Town Maungaturoto Real Town Maungaturoto Real Town Maungaturoto Inc Inc Inc Inc
Real Town Maungaturoto held their AGM last month. It was disappointing that so few turned up as this is the group that is upgrading the town for us all to benefit. Anyone that would like to get involved with the com-mittee please feel free to contact either Karen Smales 431 6829 or Anne Squires (hairdresser) 431 8329 One of our projects is the playground upgrade which is well on the way. We are having a working bees to prepare the area on Oct 14/15 and Oct 28/29. If you can spare some time to help please contact Anne. Con-struction of the new equipment will be in Nov with the grand opening planned for Dec 9 – Xmas Parade day. We are looking for a name for the area and so have decided to run a competition. So get your thinking caps on and get your suggestion into Anne by Oct 20
 The other main project for the committee is the Life-styler Field day held in April. We are still looking for someone to coordinate this event. This is a paid posi-tion. Anyone interested please contact Karen Look forward to some phone calls
 Karen Smales Secretary
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Phonics based program Small class sizes Biblically based curriculum Next New Entrant intake February 2007
ocschool@xtra.co.nz Ph 4318487
Get to know . . . Eileen Parsons
A couple of years ago Eileen Parsons figured that if she didn’t improve her wellbeing she would join the growing number of people whose lives are wrecked by diseases like diabetes. “I decided if I didn’t do something about it I couldn’t blame anyone else if I got sick,” she says. So on New Year’s Eve in 2004 she resolved to start walking. And we’re not talking leisurely strolls, Eileen
started walking. Her longest walk has been 64,000 steps in the Rotorua Marathon. She was 55
 in her age bracket and came in 1782 out of 1948 competitors. Eileen, who turns 60 this month, did a 12km walk in Kaitaia on October 1 and will soon compete in the Keri Keri walk. She’s competed in 10km and half marathons in Whangarei and Auckland. Since she started walking Eileen has lost 10kg without trying. She expects walking will get easier as more kilograms melt away. She no longer suf-fers arthritic pain in her feet and one hip. “I’m much less stressed. It’s taught me to priori-tise. I can think better.” Her son Bren, 22, used to tell her he enjoyed walk-ing when he was a child. “You can have time out to think about what you want to think about. It’s totally our own thoughts. It’s helped me put things in perspective.” Eileen walks on most days, wears a pedometer and keeps a diary of long walks. In February, for in-stance, she walked the 22.8km Bickerstaffe loop in four hours and 37,000 steps. An economics, accounting and maths teacher at Otamatea High School, she regularly clocks up 12,000 steps a day. Eileen administrates athletics and indoor bowls at regional level, is a swimming timekeeper and an athletics coach. She’s also involved with scouts, St John Ambu-lance, the Anglican Church, Care and Share - a family support trust, and she does accounts for vol-unteer and sports groups. .She says her community work helped her cope after her husband Murray was killed in a road accident in 1994. Her commit-ments stopped her from curling up and withdraw-ing. In 1999 she was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for Community Service and this year won the Maungaturoto Community/Business Supreme Award for her community service. . “I love this community and I love being part of it and you can’t be part of it without doing things,” she says.
Greetings from the Maungaturoto Playcentre
By the time you receive this newsletter, we will have been on holiday for a week, enjoying the sunshine and our gardens and hopefully, enjoying our children at home, without the routines of Playcentre and school. However, most of us would have been into the Playcentre to do our share of the clean-up or gone in over the holidays with the hope it was all be looking good for the start of Term 4. We have many activities planned for next term with the finer weather, including a few trips away from the centre. We also hope to finish re-planting the bank with native trees very soon. Welcome to all the new families who have  joined up. It's great seeing new faces and par-ticularly those of the children who launch into the 16 areas of play with great gusto. On Wednesday, October 18, we will be hold-ing a junior version of Pet Day -- stuffed ani-mals included. Our AGM is coming up on October 25 at Bee- Jay's Cafe with desserts and coffee, starting at 7pm. We welcome all our parents and anyone inter-ested in what we are doing to attend the AGM. I am hoping that we will be able to have all our positions filled as many hands make light work. Ka kite, May Seager (President)

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