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maungaturoto matters september 2011 web version

maungaturoto matters september 2011 web version

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Maungaturoto Matters is a free monthly publication for the rural community of Maungaturoto Kaipara Distric Northland New Zealand. Published by the Realtown Maungaturoto Residents Association September 2011 Edition contains the results from the August Residents Survey. News, views and contributions from around the local area.
Maungaturoto Matters is a free monthly publication for the rural community of Maungaturoto Kaipara Distric Northland New Zealand. Published by the Realtown Maungaturoto Residents Association September 2011 Edition contains the results from the August Residents Survey. News, views and contributions from around the local area.

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The world has had a large dollop of bad news
in the last 12 months:
The Japanese tsunami, with resulting loss of
life, property damage, and ongoing prob-
lems with the nuclear power station.
Floods and fires in Australia
The Pike River mine disaster
The Christchurch earthquake and after-
shocks
Civil war in several Middle East countries
with much loss of life
Severe drought in parts of Africa.
Norwegian massacre
As well as the above, a number of democratic
nations have gone broke, and others are tee-
tering on the brink. At the time of writing,
Greece, Portugal, and Ireland are virtually
broke. Spain and Italy are teetering, the United
Kingdom has a large debt burden, and the
United States was in a position to default on its
payments unless Congress passed a law to
raise its legal debt ceiling.
How have the democracies got into such finan-
cial trouble? A schoolboy could work it out. If

you keep spending more than you are earning,
and make up the deficit by continual borrow-
ing, there has to come a time when your fi-
nances are no longer viable. The problem can
be solved by getting expenditure in balance
with income.
We all have a debt problem with God that was
far more costly to fix. All have sinned and
come short of God’s standards. Whenever we
sin, we cause hurt to someone else, and God
says the wages of sin is death (eternal separa-
tion from Him in hell).
This impossible debt of sin would cost us our
eternal life in heaven: we all need help. Be-
cause God loves us (not our sin), Jesus Christ,
God’s only Son, came and paid the debt of our
sin with His death on the cross. God raised Him
from the dead on the third day, so that all who
repent of sin, and receive Jesus as Lord, are
granted forgiveness (because He’s paid the sin
debt) and receive the gift of eternal life.
It was mainly Germany that, at least temporar-
ily, helped Greece out of their financial debt
disaster. It is the Lord Jesus Christ who will
save from eternal death all who put their trust
in Him. This is the good news that God sends
to all mankind.

Peter Cullen, Congregational Church Elder

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Phone: (09) 431 8733
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Email: s.jaques@xtra.co.nz
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Kids!
(and others)

Know any good
riddles,
word games,
trivia questions?

Submit them to the editor and I’ll put the
best ones in next month’s Wordplay!

Maungaturoto Matters

Page 27

Matakohe Music Makers had the most wonderful
evening at the Cruiser Bar and Grill Paparoa on
August 9th. We had a Country theme. The
resident band was ‘Highly Strung’, which is
made up of Mark on guitar, Cindy on fiddle,
John on banjitar (nickname for the banjo-
guitar), and Brent on his mandolin. What an
awesome performance from all!
Amongst the other performers were Dennise
Brownlee's group of ukelele players, with some
of them making their debut for the first time
with their ukes. Laurie Walker, our resident
drummer, made a wonderful impression, along
with Alistair Taylor on Bass. Then there was
Caroline Wessell with her piano. Such fun and
laughter was had by all!
For the next Matakohe Music Makers we will

behaving a theme night: this time a Celtic
night, either Irish or Scotty, with a ‘best
‘dressed’ prize and the music to match. We will
be running a raffle as well: $2 entry per person.
Laurie and Maria Ellis are the most wonderful
hosts. They provide us with a warm ambience,
second to none.
This is community based and everyone is wel-
come to come along and play, or just listen or
sing a song. So we hope to see you there on:

Tuesday September 13th

For contact you may email on:

matakohemusicmakers@gmail.com

or phone either Jim or Sharon on 094316772.

Yours in music,
Jim and Sharon

Matakohe Music Makers

The Zonta Club of Mangawhai hosted a wildly
successful Trivial Pursuit evening on Thursday
11th August.
Tables were completely booked out well ahead,
and many of the capacity
crowd at The Club dressed to
impress following the nautical
theme. The Royal Navy and a
generous attendance of
Pirates dominated the stakes
in the imaginative and
humorous competition for
Best Dressed Team.
These two equal prizes were
won by Maura and Peter
Flower’s ‘Royal Navy’ team,
and by Viv Massey and
friends ‘The Nautilusts’, an
all-woman team of superior skill. ‘The Royal
Navy’s prize was a stack of books for reading
when they are all at sea, and ‘The Nautilusts ‘
took home a beautiful basket of sparkling ac-
cessories donated by Buy the Way Boutique, of
Kaiwaka.

The lavish Top Team prize went to ‘The Village
People’ under Captain Maureen Skinner, with
‘The Causeway Crew’ under Captain Bryan
Clark as runner-up in a close competition.
Both won big baskets of tasty delicacies, mostly
locally produced.
Club President Liz Holsted says
“The $2000 raised is specifi-
cally earmarked to carry
forward our annual Spirit of
Adventure Scholarship for a
young local woman. With
applications closing for this
year on September 10th, we
are delighted to be receiving
applications from women of
such high calibre. We have
had such generous support
from our community and such
overwhelming enthusiasm from our 150 guests
that another Trivial Pursuit evening is definitely
on our calendar for 2012.”
For further information about Zonta or scholar-
ship applications please phone Liz on (09) 431
4730.

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