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Maungaturoto Matters Issue 66 February 07

Maungaturoto Matters Issue 66 February 07

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Page 1 Maungaturoto Matters
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 66 February 2007
 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
Welcome back everyone and may I wish you all, although belatedly, a very Happy and Pros- perous 2007. Hope that everyone had a really good holiday I would also like to welcome all newcomers to our district. I was away for the Santa Parade and for the official opening of the Park/Playground, but I must say how impressed I am with the Park/ Playground, it looks really impressive. Congratulations to all who worked on it, what an awesome job you have done and how lovely it looks. You can certainly give yourselves a  pat on the back, it makes our town very wel-coming and I am sure the children are de-lighted with the finished result. I think a big thank you should go to Anne Squire, who I know worked very hard on this  project. And from what I heard the Santa Parade went very well and a great time was had by all down at the Country Club. I see that Fran Koni has been busy again, working hard on the flower boxes outside the Four Square. It looks really beautiful . Well done Fran, you really have enhanced the appearance and made it look most attractive. I really hated missing the Otamatea Repertory Theatre’s latest production, but I have no doubt that they were up to their usual high standard and I guess everyone enjoyed the per-formance. Don’t forget to send your stories to the ‘Matters” regarding anything interesting that is about to happen or has happened. This is  your paper and your contributions are wel-come. Also remember to keep those ‘Congratulations’ coming, births, achievements, marriage, birth-days, anniversaries—let everyone know! Remember I used to do a “Welcome” column? I can’t welcome people if I don’t know they have moved into our fair town. Don’t forget to let me know Until next time
Eve Eve Eve Eve
Maungaturoto 2007 Eighties Club
January 1st was Lloyd Eager’s 80th Surprise Party at the Fire Station. February 3rd is Alan (Arnie) Flower’s 80th birth, no surprise party at Gorge Road February 6th—Leicester Trewine (Karen Smale’s father) 80th birthday at Warkwork. Three “old Musketeers” from school days in Maungaturoto 
Luke and Helen Ballard of Maungaturoto are de- lighted to announce the engagement in Perth W.A. of their daughter Joanne to Brandon, son of Bob and Colleen McCarroll of Maungaturoto. Even that far away, two Maungaturoto families are joined together.
Page 2 Maungaturoto Matters
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 113, Maungaturoto or
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
Next Meeting - 1st February
- Welcome to 2007
At the Plunket Rooms on Hurndall St in Maungaturoto From 10am to Midday. Please come along for a coffee and a yummy morning tea to kick off our 2007 coffee mornings
Morning tea is provided, but you can add a plate of your of your own if you wish
Meet other parents and caregivers. Toys and books are available for the children.
For further details Ph Jennifer (09) 431 6343 
MONTHLY MEETING Wednesday 7th FEBRUARY Community Centre Hall 6.00pm (please note change of time)
Maungaturoto Business Association now have a post box:
Box 113.
Could you please ensure that put all payments for advertising in the Maungaturoto Matters is sent to
PO Box 113, Maungaturoto
Enquiries: Susan McRae 431 8859
Library Corner
Opening hours for the Maungaturoto Library Monday to Thursday- 10.30 to noon Friday - 10.30 to 4.00pm Not open statutory holidays There is a slot in the front wall of the library for "after hours" returns
Subs are now due for 2007 - $10 per household
Page 3 Maungaturoto Matters
Wow! What a great parade we had, it really makes all the time, effort and hard work worth while when you get such wonderful support to an event. It was great to see not only a great turnout of spectators but also such a huge number of groups and businesses par-ticipating in the parade. For those of you who missed it I’ll do a recap: The evening started with the smell of sizzling sausages. Clowns and fairies were handing out balloons and lollies and an excited buzz hummed through the crowd. At 5.00 the Mayor officially opened our wonderful park and a stream of excited children poured in and put the new equipment to use. At 6.00 the Waipu pipe band heralded the start of the Xmas parade. Over 20 colourful and dazzling floats and items wove their way through the main street and down to the Country Club. A huge crowd turned out for the entertainment at the Club where there was something for everyone. The “volcano adventure”, pony rides and novelty races had a steady supply of keen participants, while many chose to sit down to a meal and enjoy the carols and the special performance by the Falun Dafa group. Our popular fairies were kept busy by handing out free milk drinks and ice-blocks, and many a lolly scramble was held through-out the evening. As darkness fell many chose to stay and enjoy the hospitality of the Country Club with many staying well into the wee small hours of the morning. As with any large event there are many people to thank. Firstly I would like to start with the parade committee: Eileen Parsons, Antoinette Mitchell, Nicole Searle, Susan McCrae and Dennis Bellew. Huge cheers to the following: Our sponsors: Fonterra, the Kaipara District Council and the businesses of Maungaturoto who contribute to the run-ning of our parade, Karen Smales for her excellent job on the road closer, Anne Squires-Tantrum for the lollies and Balloons, The local Police force and Works infrastructure for keeping us safe, Amanda Knightbridge, Craig Thornton and Nicole Seale for the great job keeping the floats on time and in line, all the safety marshals and helpers, Maunga-turoto Rotary, the lovely fairies and clowns, Wesley Cullen and his helpers from the Congregational Church for the great activities at the Club, Stella Hansen for the pony rides, the Maungaturoto Lions and Conrad’s Catering for the good food. Thanks to all the stall holders, the Country Club for the great facilities, cheers to everyone who helped sing the Xmas carols, to all the spectators, both up town and down at the Club, to all the entrants in the parade and lastly thanks to the Business Association for supporting our parade. I apologise if I have missed anyone, all helpers were great and the day would not have been possible without all of you!! Well done to the winners, best business float:
Absolute Concrete
, Best community floats: 1
 Maungaturoto Primary school, 2
 the Congregational Church, 3
 Maungaturoto Garden club. Best dressed shop window (prize donated by Alan and Bernice Flower): Tony’s. As with any event feed back is essential, if you have any ideas that could help improve the parade or if there was something you liked , or perhaps you would like to be involved next time, give me a call with any comments you might have. Till next time
Terri Donaldson, Parade Co-ordinator, ph 4318 599
You should have received the latest business directory during the last week, unfortunately there are a couple of small mistakes, could everyone please manually change these errors. The phone number for the Maungaturoto Butchery is 4318 061. The ‘b’ in the e-mail of Ideal Homes was missed out , it should read albertbuildings@clear.net.nz, and for a few directories Tony's number should be 4318 058. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused
GARDNER WANTED Part Time Mainly weeding and tiding up paths etc. Phone: 431-9115

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