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Maungaturoto Matters Issue 65 December 06

Maungaturoto Matters Issue 65 December 06

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Page 1Maungaturoto Matters
 
MaungaturotoMatters
Welcome to
 
Advertising CostsFull Page $50Half Page $30Quarter Page $18Eighth Page $10Class Adverts 4 cents/letteror spaceNo Personal adverts
 
Issue 65 December 2006
 Maungaturoto,
 A Real New Zealand Town
‘Gettin’ on with it!’ 
 
BROOKSBROOKSBROOKSBROOKSMOTORS LTDMOTORS LTDMOTORS LTDMOTORS LTD
 
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Hurndall
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Fax
 
(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 
 It’s hard to believe it’s that time of the year again, not too sure were the last year has gone! But at this time I really must thank the people who help make the  Maungaturoto Matters work.The Maungaturoto Business Association without whom, there would be no ‘Maungaturoto Matters’.To all the contributors especially Rae Roadley and Chris Sellars (Worzel) for their delightful stories. Toall the Secretaries of the Clubs who ensure that their news gets to me, with a special mention to Heather  Lupton, who over the last four years has always beenthe first to arrive. To Gale Albert who has looked after the accounts and issued all the invoices. George Lewis who took over for two months enabling me to take along look-forward-to break To all the wonderful people both past and present whohave helped with the collating of the Matters, organ-ized by Tina Holst at the moment and to KarenSmales who no longer Secretary of the Business Asso-ciation, still assists in many ways. Last but no means least, my husband Ron who prints the Matters for you.The Christmas Parade takes place on Saturday 9th December, unfortunately I wont be here to see it, but it  sounds as if an awful lot of work, headed by Terri  Donaldson has gone into it. And as there is no editionof the Matters in January I am relying on other local  papers to give it a glowing report. Make sure you geout there to see it and support everyone who has done  so much to make it happen.Worzel’s book lunch went well at the Country Cluband I notice that there are copies of his novel on sale at the Post Office (disappearing quickly)  I wish everyone the compliments of the season and ask that you all take care over the holidays and drive safely we want you back next year .There will be no Maungaturoto Matters in January, first issue of the year is February, please check the close-off date.Until next time 
Eve Eve Eve Eve 
Congratulations 
To Bryn Seagar on his achievement as one of only eight Air Training Corp cadets to be chosen to take part in an overseas exchange.Also to sister Gabrielle Seager who was one of five who won a bonus prize in Push Play month.To Karen and Mike Smales on the birth of their second grandchild Georgia Gould , who was born on 23 August to Vikki nee Smales and Mathew.Brother William thinks she is just wonderful.She is doing really well and is already sleeping through the night.
 
Page 2 Maungaturoto Matters
 
Non-profit organisations are urged to send in articles topromote themselves, especially those that have paid up forthe year and are entitled to a free quarter page space. Wewould love to hear from you! If you have an item you wantmentioned in the “Matters” you can either contact me at theaddress below or drop it into the RED BOX in the window atTony’s Stationers in Hurndall Street. If it is an advert thefees are printed on the top right of Page 1.
Please note we do not usually accept photographs asthey do not copy very well and the effect is oftenlost; 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: 
FRIDAY 19 JANUARY 
 
Editor 
Eve Tinsley81 Gorge RdPh: (09) 431-8624E-Mail contributions to:-
maungie.mtrs@clear.net.nz
Payments to 
Maungaturoto Business AssociationP.O. Box 47, Maungaturoto or
Contact 
Raewyn TovinePhone/Fax to be advised
E-mail:tovinefam@slingshot.co.nz
 
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Infant, Child & Booster Seats AvailableLong or short term hireWe also have for purchase Child Harnesses,Locking Clips and Ext. StrapsFor rental details Ph Katrina McGill (09) 4318821
Brand New Infant Seats Now Available for hire
 
PLAYGROUP AND COFFEE MORNING 
 
Held on the first Thursday of every monthAt the Plunket Rooms on Hurndall St inMaungaturoto From 10am to Midday.Please come along for a coffee and meet otherparents and caregivers.Toys and books are available for the children.
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIRGENEROUS SUPPORT DURINGPLUNKET APPEAL WEEK
For further details Ph Jennifer (09) 431 6343 
 
CAR SEAT RENTAL SCHEMES
Community 
Real Town Maungaturoto Real Town Maungaturoto Real Town Maungaturoto Real Town Maungaturoto Inc Inc Inc Inc 
By the time you read this report the equipment will be in place in the playground which should be look-ing great. A huge thanks has to go to Anne Squires-Tantrum and Mike Forbes for the endless hoursthey have put into this project. They have done agreat job. There will be lots more “thank you's” tocome in the next edition. There is to be one moreworking bee on Saturday 2 December to do theplanting/landscaping so if you can help be therefrom 8am on that day even if it is only for an hour or so. As the saying goes "Many Hands MakeLight Work".The grand opening of the park will be
Saturday 9December 5pm
 just before the Christmas Parade.Talking of which anyone willing to be a marshal for the parade please contact Terri Donaldson. For the parade to happen we need at least 20 marshals
Karen SmalesSecretary
 
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Community 
MAUNGATUROTO CHRISTMAS PARADESATURDAY 9th DECEMBER
It’s only a couple of weeks to go till the big event and everything seems to be falling into place. I have a great little commit-tee who are working hard at to hold an event the whole community can be involved in but it is not too late if you want to beinvolved.We are still looking for talented people to show case themselves, if you are interested please call Eileen on 4318 230 andleave a message. We are also looking for more stalls from groups or individuals, there is no cost for a stall and it’s a goodway to fund-raise or make a little extra Xmas money, call me to register.Helpers on the day are now required , there are many jobs from road-patrolling to being a clown and everything inbetween, give me a call and I know I will be able to find the right job for you.So far I have around 18 floats/items registered for the parade, remember it is a good way to get a bit of free advertisingand the chance to win good prize-money so give me a call and get your business or community group noticed.I have had some frequently asked questions about the parade so I better answer them so I can avoid confusion:Will there be food on the night? Yes, the country club caters will have meals available and the lions caravan will also be onsite.Is there any costs? No, the businesses of Maungaturoto financially supports this event so you don’t have to.Is it too late to be involved? It is never too late to get involved, give me a call we always need more help.Why has the format changed? Saturdays are no longer a rest day, many people work or play sports on Saturday morningsand to show that everyone is a valued member of our community we have put the parade in the evening so everyone canbe involved.Why should I bother going? A pro-active community is a strong community, we always seem keen to tell other areas howgreat we are, let’s put that theory to the test and prove it plus you will miss out on a great event.What can I expect to see? Lots of colour and talent. Lana Searle from More FM will be there and Tane the NorthlandTaniwha.Where do I park? Parking will be available on the primary school field, please no parking on the main street after 5.00 sothe way is clear for the parade.Why have the stalls moved? This is probably the most asked question. Firstly the main reason is safety, as the stalls takeup much of the space on the side walk people are forced to stand on the road during the parade, this creates a dangeroussituation, and I am sure you all understand that safety is paramount. Secondly we tried to include a market area up town tocompensate the loss of street stalls, it was designed to get people in town to not only get a bargain but to support the localbusinesses many of which opened especially for the day this unfortunately was not well supported by locals so by movingthe stalls down to the club we hope to condense the activities to get more people involved and make organising a littleeasier. I would like to stress that everyone should still be shopping local this Xmas, remember it is the local businessessupport that make our parade possible.What is happening at the community concert? Plenty of local talent will be performing, Carol singing, novelty races for allthe family, stalls, meals and bar facilities. We also will have the “volcano” the latest inflatable obstacle challenge.On a different note everyone must have noticed the hive of activity that is our play ground, Anne and her busy bees havebeen working hard at getting this redone and will be having the grand official opening on parade day. I hope everyone willbe there to show our support for all the hard work that has gone into the park and the parade.Now to the schedule for the parade.5.00pm Opening of the park5.00pm Floats start to gather at works depot, please all be there by 5.306.00pm Christmas parade7.15pm Community concert, stalls and family activities.Any problems, questions or offers for help just give me a call or pop into Urban Fringe and leave your name with Anne.Look forward to seeing you all on parade day
Terri Donaldson 4318 599  

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