Maungaturoto

December 2012Matters

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Maungaturoto Matters
Circulated to 850 homes and businesses in the Maungaturoto area
MAUNGATUROTO — An appealing place to live, work and visit, which has heart, purpose and prosperity

Gear up for the
Christmas Parade —
p. 3

CONTENTS
Editor’s note

2

Residents Association Update

3

Maungaturoto Christmas Parade

3

Maungaturoto’s 150th Celebratio ns

5

Playcentre news

7

Homebuilders

7

RSA President’s Report

7

Otamatea Grey Power

9

Maungaturoto Primary School Rotorua Camp

9

New Selwyn Centre opens in Paparoa

11

Otamatea Hig h School

13

Maungaturoto Primary School

15

Maungaturoto Garden Club

17

Books of the month

17

Clips from the past

19

Poetry corner

19

News from Otamatea Repertory Theatre

21

Maungaturoto Country Club

23

Otamatea Hawks reunio n

23

Retarded grandparents

25

Wordplay

25

Snippets

27

Comment is free!

27

What’s on

28

Preparations for our
150 — p. 5
th

153 Hurndall St Maungaturoto
Phone (09) 4318059
fax (09) 4318359
email enquiries@brooksmotors.co.nz

2012 Bus Trips to Whangarei
Tuesday 18th December
Leave 9.00am and return approx. 3.30 – 4.00pm as required
Contact us for enquiries

High School
high achievers
— p. 13

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Editor’s Note

Maungaturoto Matters.
Issue 131, December 2012
Maungaturoto Matters is a free monthly publication,
produced for the community b y the Maungaturoto
Residents Association.
Editor: David Briggs
Editorial Assistant: Gail Barnett
Editorial Board: Daniel Alcock; Terri Donaldson; Alison
Cadman-Smith
Printed by Progressive Paparoa, High Street, Paparoa

Contributions and feedback from members of the Community are actively encouraged.
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C

hristmas is a-coming—tho ugh I have to
keep reminding myself because it doesn't
feel right at this time of year. Where are the dark
afternoons, long misty evenings, and yellow shop
lights shining out onto wet streets throug h tinselled windows? I guess it’s one of those things
that newbies like me have to get used to!
Either way, it’s time to look back on what’s happened in 2012 and what will ma ke it stick in our
memories a decade or more from now.
Regionally, of course, the big news has been the
rates debacle — and that, no doubt, will still be
affecting us all in 10 years time. The Residents
Association has been under some pressure to
take a stand on this and cha mpion the cause of
the to wn. They’ve refrained from doing so for the
simple reason that it isn’t an elected body, and
thus can’t claim authority to speak on the community’s behalf. That’s another thing we newcomers have to get used to here: the absence of
an elected ’parish’ council to represent the community. At times like this it seems a major gap.

In the face of the rates issue, however, one of the
common refrains in the town has been tha t ’we
don’t need the Council; we do things ourselves’.
Over the last twelve mo nths we’ve seen the truth
of this, in lots of ways: by the ’beautifica tion’ project (we tried hard to avoid that word but somehow it just stuck); by the preparations for next
year's sesqui-centenary (or 150th birthday if your
Latin isn’t up to scratch); and by the countless
acts of community generosity in supporting local
causes (usually either for the kids or those who
are most vulnerable in our town). For all this we
deserve to give ourselves a pat on the back.
There have also been other significant, and often
more personal, achievements over the year: award
and prize-winners of many different sorts. We’ve
featured many of them in the Matters, and there
are more this month, as the Hig h School report
highlights. We should be proud of them as well.
Next year, of course, the 150th celebrations will be
centre stage. In planning for that, we’ve found
ourselves often looking back on wha t was done in
1963 with something approaching awe. Can we
match tha t? I hope so, even if it’s with minimal
Council support. For it’s a big event, and a test of
our mettle. And it wo uld be nice to think that, 51
years from now, Maungaturoto will look back on
2013 with the same sense of pride and awe.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
David

Maungaturoto Matters

Residents Association Update
Santa Parade & Christmas Carnival

A

s Terri explains to the right, this year’s Santa
Parade is on 15th December. It starts at 5.30
pm and will end at Maungaturoto Primary School.
Carnival activities will start from 6.00 pm (approx.).
The Carnival promises to be great fun and currently
includes candy floss, old time games (kindly sponsored by Fonterra), the Scouts’ sausage sizzle, the
Lions’ hot chips and hot dogs, Real Town Pies’
‘eating competitio n’, a win a beer fridge competition
courtesy of 100% Fergus Appliances, balloon animals and much more!
We are asking local groups to support the Carnival
by hosting an event. If yo u’d like to organise something to add to the list above, please contact Nyree
on 09 431 8462. There is also the opportunity to
hold a stall to sell stuff on tables, or car boot style.
Stalls will be located at the Primary School and a site
fee of $10 will apply. Contact Marge Paton on 09
431 8148 if yo u would like to book a site.

150 Year Celebrations

M

onthly newsletters are now out giving yo u
the latest informatio n about the 150 Year
Celebrations. Contact Albie on 09 431 8148 if you
would like one of these emailed to you.

Join us for a Christmas Dinner

T

he Residents Association committee is having
a Christmas dinner at the Maungaturoto Hotel
on Wednesday 12th December. If you would like to
join us, please contact Albie Paton on 09 431 8148,
by no later than 8th December, to confirm numbers.

Beautification Project

T

he beautificatio n project has certainly been
one of the big events in Maungaturoto this
year — but it isn’t finis hed yet! The next Working
Bee is scheduled for 8th December at 9.00 am. Contact Richard on 09 431 8383 if you can come, or just
turn up on the day – we would love to ha ve you
there.
We’d also love to get helpful comments about the
project (especially helpful and inno vative ones!). You
can either email nyreeanddaniel@hotmail.com or
write to PO Box 113, Maungaturoto.

What next?

W

e are always looking for ideas for new projects and fund -raising. If you have any,
come along to the next meeting (7.30 pm, Wed nesday 4th December 2012 at the Maunga turoto Centennial Hall) and help us plan for next year.

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MAUNGATUROTO
CHRISTMAS PARADE

B

y the time yo u read this it, will be two weeks to
the Christmas parade (15th December)!!!!!!

HAS YOUR GROUP/BUSINESS REGISTERED YET?
If not, please contact me as soon as possible (so that
I can organise enough marshals). So far, entries are
steady but we really need more. You don’t even
have to have a decorated float: your business vehicle is great — or just hop into a costume and be
part of the fun. I also still need a few more marshals
(either walking along with the parade or standing at
street entrances). Let me know if yo u can help.
This year the prizes for the best floats are being donated by local community groups. So far a 1st prize
of $300 has been donated by the Rotary Club of
Maungaturoto and Districts. The 2nd prize of $200,
3rd of $100 and the best business float $100 prizes
have yet to be confirmed. But there will also be a
special $200 prize to the best float showing the true
spirit of Christmas, donated by the Congregational
Church of Maungaturoto.

Xmas Parade arrangements

T

here is a slight cha nge in the start time from
that previously advertised. The parade now
starts at 5.30pm, and carnival activities will commence at the Primary School as soon as the floats
arrive there.
All floats need to be at the Congregatio nal Church
by 5.00 pm. When yo u get there, please check in
with Kenny. Also, remember that throwing of lollies
is forbidden (you can hand them out, thoug h) —
and no water balloons! (These rules also apply to
spectators.) To ensure that we all get a good view,
please do not park cars along the main street in the
centre of town from 5.00 pm onwards.
The Santa parade will be the start of Maungaturoto’s ‘Week of Christmas’. This includes the Xmas
tree display at the Anglican Church and Santa’s
grotto. Local shops are also getting in the spirit by
dressing themselves up as part of a local ‘best shop
display competition’. Let’s support them and thank
them by buying local.

Santa’s Grotto

Y

es, by popular demand, the big guy is coming
to Maungaturoto on the 20th and 21st December (Thursday and Friday)! He will once again be in
the Plunket Rooms ( with a few special guests) from
10.00 am until 2.00 pm. Bring your camera so that
you can get a snap. There is no charge for entry,
but a gold coin koha for Plunket is alwa ys welcome.

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Hi Maungaturoto – we are here!

W2W

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Maungaturoto

“What to Wear”

Phone 09 431 8440

for quality 2nd hand all-sorts.
We have books, furniture, toys, linen, clothing, kitchenware and great
gift ideas.
Sorry – no EFTPOS yet, but you are welcome to lay-by.

Xmas is coming quickly – so come in now!
There’s something for everyone.

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Vaccines are free to;
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- those with long term health conditions
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Maungaturoto’s 150th Celebrations

O

n 1s t December this year, there will be
335 days to go until Friday 1st November
2013, the first day of our celebrations for the 150th
year of Maungaturoto!
This seems a long time, but by the time the Christmas holidays are over, it will be well under 300 days
to go. Time flies!
The Committee is working actively to spread word
about the occasion, and already has a data bank of
200+ email addresses. But we need more (not just
emails but physica l addresses as well), so if you
kno w of anyone who mig ht be interested, please let
us kno w. Christmas also offers a good chance to
spread the word yourself — for example, at family
gatherings or with yo ur Christmas cards and letters.
So don’t forget to tell everyone about the event.
In time we will be asking for registrations and expressions of interest. Meanwhile, we’ve put together a programme of events for the Celebration
that we hope will entertain everyone and bring
back memories from the last 150 years. There’ll be
plenty of time available during the event for doing
just that, and venues where families can meet. No
doubt folk will also just mix and mingle, telling and
re-telling their stories.

The outline programme is given below. As befits
the occasion, we have a lot of ‘old-time’ content.
This focuses mainly on the last 50–60 years, which
we feel has probably seen the greatest change in
the world since the invention of the wheel. But as a
result of these changes, three-q uarters of us are
now relative new-comers, and probably have no
connections with the district beyond the last 20
years or less. This younger generation is helping us
older ones put things together — and they deserve
entertaining as well. So the programme will ha ve a
mix of events and activities to suit everyone.
As we get closer to starting building works on the
wharf and other practical activities, those promised
$200 ‘planks’ will come in very hand y. So it will
soon be time to put your hand in your pocket!
On the subject of timber, we’ve also been donated
a stack of pine and macrocarpa firewood, as well as
a large macrocarpa tree which will also provide
some very nice timber.
If you are interested in purchasing either the firewood or timber, of in any other aspect of the event,
please contact Albie on albie.marge@xtra.co.nz, via
PO Box 96, Maungaturoto 0547, or by phoning 09
431 8148.

Outline Programme (provisional)
Friday 1st November (afternoon/evening)
Meet and greet and registration at the Centennial
Hall; opening of the time capsule that was put in
the wall at the time of the centennial in 1963, and
last opened in 1966.

Saturday 2nd November
Morning: Wakas on the river and landing at the
wharf, followed by a powhiri. Parade of floats and
‘vehicles through the decades’ from the wharf to
the Country Club where there will be entertainment
in the form of old-time games and competitions,
and static displays of vintage machinery etc.

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During the day: a golden oldies rugby match,
showing of old home movies and slide shows.
Evening: Dinner at the Centennial Hall, follo wed by
more chances for meeting old friends and families.

Sunday 3rd November
Church service at Centennial Hall, followed by entertainment from school children.
Replacement of the time capsule and a slow winding down after the busy and emotio nal weekend.
Throughout the weekend there will also be a drivearound history trail, incorporating places of interest
in the neighbo urhood.

R DICKENS
MAUNGATUROTO
HOUSEHOLD WATER
Road works, water carts
and all general cartage
7 Ton Grader, 8 Ton digger

Phone 027 4784 838

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HOMEBUILDERS
MAUNGATUROTO/PAPAROA

Recent events/activities

W

e owe a huge thanks to everyone who
bought our coffee and cupcakes at our stall
on Pet Day – tha t will pay for two new taps for the
kids’ bathroom and two more metal balance bikes
which the kids really enjo y.
The kids have been zoom-sliding, bush walking, and
planting out the seedlings that were sown last
month. We’ve had a visit to Room 5, and to Real
Town Pies to see how their lovely pies are made, as
well as making our own to enjoy back at centre –
very yummy! We’ve also had a DVD/Pyjama nite
and watched big brothers and/or sisters at the Primary School Athletics day.

I

n the past month we have been running our
White Ribbon Awareness Campaign. White Ribbon is about domestic violence, including violence
towards children. We would like to ask you to ta ke
a moment to think about the people to who m you
trust your children. Child victims so often remain
victims for the rest of their lives. Your children are
the most precious gift yo u will ever be given.

WORKING TOWARDS
SAFER COMMUNITIES

Congratula tions to Emma and family on the arrival
of their new baby boy!
Happy Birthday to Te Aranganui, Tahi and Monique.

Upcoming events/activities

YOUR CHILDREN RELY ON YOU TO KEEP
THEM SAFE

Sunday 9th December: Playcentre Xmas Party
Saturday 15th December: Xmas Parade

LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN

W

e would love to have new children and parents join, so come and see what Playcentre
is all about.
Remember also that we appreciate any empty
printer toner cartridges for recycling. You can drop
them off at Playcentre during our session times or at
100% Fergus Appliances.

ARE YOUR CHILDREN AT RISK?
WHO IS YOUR CHILD WIT H TODAY?
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THIS PERSON?
MOST OFFENDERS ARE KNOWN TO THE
FAMILY
IT’S NOT ‘STRANGER DANGER’
IT’S USUALLY SOMEONE YOU TRUST

To rent
Brand new private 1- bedroom
cottage on Jumna Road.

Homebuilders Communi ty Services 431 9080

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
December 2012

Water-view. No bond.
$125 per week.
Phone Sarah 09 431 8448

I will remove and pay cash for
bee swarms
Phone Paul 09 431 8957

I

t's been good to see the RSA rooms being used
by different organisations, so please remember
that if you have a meeting or a social occasion, our
rooms provide a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere
for a variety of occasions.
I suggest you buy yo ur tickets now for the Xmas
dinner on the 15th December. As well as a traditional
Christmas meal with all the seasonal trimmings,
you'll get the cha nce to meet new and old friends
and enjoy music from the live
band.
See you at the XMAS dinner!
All the best

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New Showroom at 32 Hurndall Street Maungaturoto
SPECIALISING IN THE SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF CARPET AND VINYL FLOORING
Commercial and Domestic
Mobile service available by appointment
Free measure and quote service
Colour consultation available in showroom
Owner operators: Christine Barrott and Howard Lee
Tel: 09 946 9886 or 021 515 415

STEPHEN M JAQUES
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT
123 Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

Phone: (09) 431 8733
Fax: (09) 431 8736
Email: s.jaques@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.smjca.co.nz

Email: kaiparaflooring@slingshot.co.nz

CONCRETE
If it’s concrete, we do it
Full preparation and pour by
experienced local team
Subfloors Sheds Driveways
Patios Cowpads
Also retainer walls and fences

1.6 Ton Digger Available &
Light Truck

Phil Keen Contractors
027 659 2376

FARRIER
Frans Jansen
Quiet and Reliable
Phone 09 431 8592
Mobile 026 227 1776

Allan Swindlehurst
Your Local
Livestock Agent

Mobile: 027 493 2844
After hours: 09 431 7081
Phone: 0800 777 197
Email: ajswindlehu rst@slingshot.co.nz
211 Market Street South
PO Box 721, Hastings 4156

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OTAMATEA GREY POWER
October meeting

A

fter business, Christmas carols were chosen, to be sung
at our November meeting.

We then welco med Trevor Brljevich, who enthralled us with a
talk about his father. He had stopped off in New Zealand to
visit relatives, met his future wife, and stayed. He worked on
the land with horses, a scoop and shovel, then on stone work
for the State Housing Corporation. While working on Mission
Bay’s stone wall, he was given a few Calla lily bulbs which he
developed — and thereby ended up leading New Zealand
with his pioneer breeding of Calla lilies and carnations. (For
more on Trevor’s father see the book War and Flowers.)
Trevor, himself, was born in Warkworth. During the depression, however, the family moved to Herne Bay to live with his
grandfather. His father bought five acres in Birkenhead which
he dug over by hand for flower planting. Trevor and his
brother left school early to help. He came to Maungaturoto to
his uncle’s dairy farm, and seven years later married Yvonne.

CAR SEAT RENTAL
SCHEMES
Plunket Rooms, Hurndall St, Maungaturoto

Infant, Child & Booster Seats —
long or short term hire.

We also have for purchase child
harnesses, locking clips and ext.
straps

For rental details Ph Karlene Storey
(09) 431 8890

COFFEE/PLAYGROUP
If anyone is interested in having coffee
mornings again, please contact Justine
Westlake on 431 8831

M aungaturoto Centennial Hall
Kitchen
Supper Room ideal
for meetings up to
50 people

But four years earlier, his father had given him half of a seedpod that he had hybridised. From that pod, and his work
since, he has become the leading breeder of Calla lilies
(Zantedeschia) world wide!
As well as being a Limousin cattle stud farmer….. And a volunteer ambulance officer since the St John division was formed
in 1955.
2006, in the Netherla nds, saw Trevor awarded the ‘Dix Penning’ — the most prestigious flower-growing award in the
world. He is the only New Zeala nder to receive this hono ur.
His father once said, “Trevor, always strive for excellence; you
may not always achieve it but alwa ys strive for it".
Like father, like son, for they both achieved this in the flower
growing world for New Zealand.

Stage with
changing rooms
Storage under
stage

Excellent for all
types of function

Large auditorium
Foyer area
Bar facilities

Competitive rates
Short or long term
hire

An ideal Christmas
venue!

For bookings contact: Wendy Baker 09 431 8669
For long term options, ring Debbie 09 431 8020
or email maungihall@gmail.com

Henr y Daniel

LINKING HANDS INC
MAUNGATUROTO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Maungaturoto Mangawhai Ruakaka
‘ Meeting the needs of the community’

ROTORUA CAMP 2013

T

he Rotorua Camp Fundraising Committee would like to
express their extreme gratitude to the Maungaturoto
Primary School PTA for generously donating the proceeds of
their annual Fun Run to the camp fund. Nyree Alcock and her
team put a lot of work into getting this event organised and
for that we say a massive THANK YOU.
We would also like to thank all of the sponsors for their kind
donations of spot prizes: Carters, RD1, Noel Radd, Sport Northland, Katz Kutz, Millennium Bea uty, G.A.S, Bohobeck Bags and
The National Ba nk... THANK YOU
And lastly, a huge THANKS to everyone who registered and
took part in the run/walk. Without participa nts, there is no
event.

Linking Hands
HEALTH SHUTTLE SERVICES
Maungaturoto Phone/fax 09 4318969
Mangawhai 09 4314121
Ruakaka 09 4328985
www.linkinghands.co.nz

Head office: Maungaturoto
Monday to Friday, 10am—4pm
Closed public holidays

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FREEVIEW
INSTALLATION

Whatever your needs!

Servicing Kaiwaka,
Maungaturoto,
Paparoa and
Ruawai

Call Tony on 09 431 6555

09 431 6595
09 431 6595

Competitive rates

colinglassguy@xtra.co.nz
colinglassguy@xtra.co.nz

Phone:
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Email:
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KITCHEN?

KAIPARA PLUMBING
LTD

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CONTACT NOEL McDOWELL

PLUMBER DRAINLAYER

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Phone/Fax: 094312888
Kaiwaka
ANY TIME

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Personal and Prompt Service
All Workmanship Guaranteed
Over 20 yrs in the Trade

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Maungaturoto
Phone: 027 244 5430
After hours: 09 431 8451
Fax: 09 431 8561
Email: Slatter1@xtra.co.nz

THE CRUISER BAR AND GRILL
Main Road Paparoa

Open Wednesday to Sunday, Five ‘til late
Inside and outside seating
Friendly Service and affordable meals
Fully licensed - Available for private functions
Phone 09 431 6918
Sample Menu
Steak
Seafood

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New Selwyn Centre opens in Paparoa

O

lder people in the Paparoa, Matakohe, Wha kapirau Ararua, Hukatere and Tinopai areas now have the chance to
meet others and socialise in the friendly, caring enviro nment of
a Selwyn Centre. The new Centre is open every Thursday at St
Mark’s Church, Paparoa, from 9.30 am to 12 noon. It offers a
programme of social games, gentle exercise and morning tea
for a gold coin donation.

Centre coordinator, Richard Binns, says: “We are looking forward
to welcoming guests to the Paparoa Selwyn Centr e for seniors,
where we will meet to enjoy ourselves, catc h up with other people
from the area and have lots of fun as family. We will meet every
Thursday until 6th December, befor e adjourning for the Christmas
period, then recommenc ing in February 2013.”
Part-funded by The Selwyn Foundation, one of New Zeala nd’s
largest charitable providers of residential care for older people,
the Centre is for those over 65 of any religious or cultural background who live alone or are in need of friendship, help and
support. Activities are run by a coordinator and a team of volunteers, who can also play an advocacy role and liaise with other
service agencies on behalf of the guests attending.
More than six hundred older adults of varying levels of independence and mobility currently attend one of over thirty Selwyn Centres in Greater Auckla nd, Wha ngarei and Thames each
week. Loneliness can be a serious health issue for older people,
and research indicates that social interaction with others directly
influences general health. It can also bring psychological benefits, such as delaying the onset of dementia.
For further details on the Paparoa Selwyn Centre, please contact
Richard Binns on 431 8193, 021 212 4911 or 486 7578, email:
binnsco @clear.net.nz

HOMEBUILDERS COMMUNITY SERVICES
MAUNGATU ROTO/PAPAROA

provides a 24 hour
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
021 886 434
Free counsellor available 5 days/week
If you need help don't hesitate to call 09 431 9080
ARE YOU CONCERNED FOR SOMEONE ELSE?

ALL CALLS CONFIDENTIAL

Maungaturoto Chiropractic Clinic
3 Gorge Road

Dr. A. Macaulay DC (Recently of Whangaparaoa)

Will open early December
Hours: Monday 9am-6pm;
Wednesday 9am-7.30pm; Thursday 7am-6pm
For enquiries or appointments tel. 09 431 8019

Maungaturoto Primary School
In collaboration with:

Alexander Scrap Metals
2 Blakey Road, (Corner State Highway 12)

Scrap metal wanted to help fund
the Year 5 and 6 School Camp in
Rotorua 2013
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Mondays and Fridays
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Term cost is $20 for 1 child over 2
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Principal’s Comment
Dear parents, caregivers and community
Ph 09 431
8230
Ph/Fax 09
431 8229
0800 682
628

Congratula tions go to all the students who won prizes and awards at the Senior
Prize-giving on 2nd November. Particular mention sho uld be made of the winners of our top awards. Lara Ware won the top academic award, Dux. Vanessa
Lillas and Marama Linnell shared the next highes t academic prize of Proxime
Accesit. Jake Powell was the winner of the top academic award in Year 12 and
James Finlay the equivalent award in Year 11. The top sporting awards of Victrix
and Victor Ludorum went to Caitlin Foster and Dalto n Tapper, respectively. The
Haydn and Mary Hutching Cup for Outstanding Sporting Achievement went to
Simone Sid well for her efforts in motor-cross.
We have been blessed with superb student leaders in 2012 a nd they were ackno wledged at the school prize-giving. Well done to all of you: your efforts
have been outstanding. The 2013 leaders are Jack Williamson (Head Boy),
Tahlia Howard (Head Girl), Jake Powell (Deputy Head Boy), Stacey Lewin
(Deputy Head Girl) and Isaac Reid, Maika Abel, Austin McCabe, Caitlin Foster,
Elese Cocking a nd Simo ne Sid well (prefects). For you, the bar has been set very
high if you wish to emulate the efforts of the 2012 leaders!
On the evening of Saturday 3rd November, it was a pleasure to see our senior
students at Otama tea High School’s first Senior Graduatio n Ball and Dinner. It
was a change from previous years. The focus this year was on the graduating
class of 2012 — the 2012 Year 13 students. The girls all looked beautiful and
the boys handsome. It is always very uplifting to see students for-

mally dressed, and it was an excellent effort from everybody. It was
also great to see senior students participating in the formal dances.
The Beau and Belle of the Ball were Isaac Reid and Macalla McCarroll, respectively; the King and Queen of the Ball were Damian Rowe
and Chanel Paul respectively.
Particular thanks go to Nikki Donaldson and Kay Robinson for their
behind-the-scenes organisation, along with the many sponsors who
donated to the event: Maungaturoto Hotel, Maungaturoto Pharmacy, Carters Maungaturoto, L’Art de Beauty, Brogan Builders, Maungaturoto Four Square,
Dreams, Millennium Skin Beauty and Body Clinic, Fuji Xerox, First National Real Estate, Cowley’s
Party Hire and Harvest Café Mangawhai.

As Haydn said in his prize-giving speech, it has been a difficult year with numerous long-term staff
absences including Ha ydn himself. However, I am pleased to announce tha t Dirk Smyth has joined
our Senior Leadership Team. Sue Poynter, who wor ked for many years as Deputy Principal at Takapuna Grammar School, has also been co-opted onto our team. These two additio ns very effectively
complement the skill set of Lyndsay Whitehead, Shane O’Ma hony and myself. Together, with the
support of the school community, we thus have the ability to make the cha nges required to ensure
that the school can accelerate along the road of continuous improvement.

Finally, in light of Haydn’s announcement that this year was his last prize giving I would like to announce that we will honour Haydn’s extensive service to the school at an appropriate time.
Roy Fletcher, Acting Principal

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Maungaturoto Primary School
Developing ‘REAL’ Learners

K

ia ora and greetings to all.

What a busy but fa ntastic and rewarding
Term 4 we have had to date. With only a couple of
weeks left, we are now preparing to wind down the
year and organise the beginning of 2013.
I would like to thank, firstly, the students, staff,
Board of Trustees, PTA committee, parent helpers
and all the community who have helped support
the school over 2012. We have made a huge
amount of progress in many different areas and are
excited about what is still to come.
As this is our last publication for 2012 I would also
like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and
prosperous New Year. We look forward to seeing
everyone again in 2013.
Whāia te iti kahurangi, ki te tūohu koe, me he
maunga teitei”.
Pursue exc ellence - should you stumble, let it be to a
lofty mountain.
For the children,
Shane Campbell, Principal

Athletics

I

would like to congratula te the students on a
very exciting athletics day (this is in progress
while this piece is being written). I can confirm
that, already, at only 10:30 am, three school running records have been broken. The competition is
fierce but in great spirit. I am so proud of the children for doing their very best in each event they
participate in, and I wis h those who go on to represent the school at the Bream Ba y competitio n the
best of luck. Results will be published in the school
newsletter.

Fonterra Milk for Schools Programme

F

onterra are currently planning a promotional
video for the Milk for Schools Programme.
The new National Manager from Auckland visited
our school and she was highly impressed at how
successfully the Programme was working for the
students here.
Fonterra have decided that they will use our school
and community to create a promotional video for
the programme. The video will be used to launch
the Milk for Schools Programme when it rolls out
to the rest of New Zealand in 2013. It will be published on the Milk for Schools website and used for
media purposes. This is a very exciting opportunity
for our students.

School gardens

O

ver the last few weeks, all classrooms have
been busy building their own gardens —
right from building the box to planting the seeds.
This has been a wonderful learning process for the
children and I’m sure we will get great results.

Swimming Pool

T

he school swimming pool is available for use
both by families of children at the school and
the public. For School families, the cost of the key
is only $55.00 and keys can now be purchased.
Anyone who does not have children here can purchase a key between Friday 7th December and
Tuesday 18th December during office hours at a
cost of $75.00. Please contact the school office if
you have any queries.

Dates to remember
Tues 4th Dec
Thurs 6th Dec
Fri 7th Dec
Mon 10th Dec

PTA Meeting 7.30pm
Talent Quest Finals
Road Patrol/Bus Monitor Fun Day
Year 5 Road Patrol/Bus Monitor
training Day
Parent Helpers Morning Tea
Learning Port folios/End of year
Reports sent home
Year 6 Fun Day
PTA free sausage sizzle for students
Community Christmas Parade
BoT Meeting
Year 6 Prizegiving – Last day for
Year 6 children
Last day of Term for Year 0-5 school will finish at 12:00pm

Wed 12th Dec
Thurs 13th Dec
Fri 14th Dec
Fri 14th Dec
Sat 15th Dec
Mon 17th Dec
Mon 17th Dec
Tues 18th Dec

2013 Term Dates
Term 1 begins Tuesday 29th January and ends on
Friday 19th April
Term 2: 6th May – 12th July
Term 3: 29th July – 27th September

ANGLICAN OP SHOP
Opening hours
Monday 10 am - 1 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 3 pm
Friday 11 am - 3 pm
Closed Dec 24th to Jan 6th. Reopen Jan 7th

Thank you for your support throughout
the year

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MAUNGATUROTO PUBLIC LIB RARY INC

Maungaturoto Garden Club

BOOKS OF THE MONTH

Monthly Meeting

O

n a visit to Wha kapirau on 15th November,
members were privileged to see three beautiful mature gardens with gorgeous views. The first,
well sheltered by a backdrop of huge trees, had
lovely colour co-ordinated flo wers and shrubs, fruit
trees and ‘his and hers’ veggie gardens. In the second, we admired ‘newish’ and ma ture plantings in a
difficult sloping ex-paddock, as well as some talented artwork, and were charmed by the friendly
piebald donkey. At the third, members were delighted by mag nificent scented roses, flower-filled
borders and abundant fruit trees.

Fiction

Our next meeting is on Thursday, 13th December at
11.30 am for the Christmas pot luck shared lunch at
Pam McCallum’s Bushy Par k property, Gorge Road.

Victoria Hislop: The Return

Garden Notes for December

S

ummer is in full swing so pay attentio n to watering, weeding, feeding and spraying as those
pests will be active amongst the foliage.
Sow successive summer vegetables for a plentiful
supply to last over summer. Potatoes will require
mounding up to protect the new plants.
Further applications of fertiliser will help increase
the size of the fruit on trees.
Maintain spraying of roses and fertilise and water.
Cultivate and weed around flower plants.
Strawberries will need netting to protect from birds.
Move your container plants to a shady spot, but
remember that they will still need daily wa tering.

Corrections and Amendments
Due to a formatting error, the names of two of
the sponsors listed in Uniquely You Says Thanks
last month were conflated. They should have
read: ‘Hammer Hardware Waipu’ and’Kaipara
Flooring’. Our apologies to both organisations
— and our thanks again to both for their kind
sponsorship of the event.

Jojo Moyes: The Girl You Left Behind
The author has written a beautifully crafted mys tery
about stolen art dating from the First World War.
The story involves two couples, one couple from the
past and the other in the present. Part one captures
the details of life under occupation in France. Part
two opens 90 years later when a painting by a famous artist has surfaced in London with the mys tery
of where or when it was stolen, 90 years before. A
thrilling and hig hly recommended read.

This novel tells of a woman’s discovery, through visiting Spain, of her mother’s past. In a quiet café, by
a chance conversation and a collection of old photographs, she is drawn into an extraordinary tale of
pain and passion at the heart of war-torn Spain during the civil war. An extremely well researched
novel about Spain’s struggles before the 2nd World
War.
Ken Follett: Winter of the World
This is Ken Follett’s second novel, told through the
eyes of five inter-related families — America n, German, Russian, English, Wels h — characters who were
introduced in Fall of Giants, the first novel in the
trilogy. Their lives huma nise wha t is happening in
the world at the time of Adolf Hitler’s chilling rise to
power; of unrest in London and civil war in Spain; of
Pearl Harbor, the Battle of France, the Battle of Britain, the Ba ttle of Moscow and the birth of the
atomic bomb. A hugely satisfying read.
We have many more new books by popular authors:

Patricia Cornwell: The Bone Bed

Kate Morton: The Secret Keeper

The Dargaville book exchange took place in late
November, with plenty of variety on the fictio n and
non-fiction shelves.
The Library Committee wis h all their members a very
Happy Christmas and all the best for 2013.
Rev iews by Sheryl Logan

Warkworth/Wellsford
Budget Advisory Services
Phone 09 423 7123
Free help and advice
for all areas of personal finance

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CLIPS FROM THE PAST
The extract below is from the New Zealand Herald of
8th June 1868 (Volume V, issue 1422), and shows that
Maungaturoto was not always a peaceful and lawabiding place.
The article to the right is taken from the same paper
of 17th October 1868 (V olume V, issue 1528), and
shows a startling contrast with recent news about
rates in the district!
Both extracts have been taken from the collection of
digitized historical documents available from Papers
Past — an archive which contains some 2 million
pages from New Zealand newspapers and periodicals, covering the period 1835 to 1945. The full archive is at at http://aperspast.natlib. govt.nz/cgi-bin/
paperspast.
Note: This article replac es copyrighted material in the
original Maungaturoto Matters, written by Rae Roadley.

Poetry Corner
Haiku: Life
Life drags its heels so idly, early on,
Then all too soon
Hurtles towards oblivion.

Write a poem for the Matters
$10 prize for every one we
publish

Come along and join us
at the old Ministry of Works building on
Hurndall Street (next to the Congregational
Church)
Fridays 9am - 1pm.
Bring your own art supplies and projects
$2 each per week.
For information, text Julie 0211 464 657 or
Joy 0210 264 7801.

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News from the Otamatea Repertory Theatre
Visit our website at: ortograph.tumblr.com or ort.org.nz

Three Little Pigs

T

he season for this year’s pantomime, The
Three Little Pigs, will be half wa y throug h by
the time you read this, but again the cast have produced another great show. They ha ve all risen to
the occasion, especially the youngsters and those
who have made it their first stage performance.
Madame Salami, played by Maggie Everett, has
made her debut at an age when many are wanting
to put their feet up. At the other extreme, agewise,
is Scarlet Walker, who is showing promise as a long
time supporter of ORT.
Thanks to all who have contributed in some way
and, of course, the wonderful sponsors from
around the region.

someone to play the pianist, who actually has to
accompany the show.
Anyone with a passion for earthy matters, and who
likes to sing (with passion as much as ability),
should contact Alister Willia ms via email on
alister_williams@hotmail.com, or ring 09 432 1890
to express an interest.
Auditions will be at ORT on December 12th at 7.00
pm
Rehearsals will start on the 20th January and will run
on Sundays and Thursdays.
Dates for the play are 15th-17th March and 22nd24th March (7 performances), plus a reserve date of
the 21st March.
Seussical the Musical will be performed in July 2013. Auditions
are planned for February 2013.
Please contact the director, Peter
Flower, for more information.

ORT Scholarships

O

nce again Otamatea Repertory Theatre Inc
will be offering two scholarships in 2013.
There is the Junior Youth Scho larship, which is for
children up to Year 8, and the ORT Youth Scholarship, which is for Years 9 to 13.
The Junior Youth scholarship provides a term of
singing lessons for the recipient. The ORT Youth
Scholarship is for $250, and can be spent on anything concerning performance and theatre/music,
such as attending the Natio nal Youth Drama
School, singing lessons, guitar lessons or dance
classes, amongst other things.
To apply, you will need to write a letter (in yo ur
own ha ndwriting) stating why yo u would like to
win. Also, in the ORT Youth Scholarship section,
you will need to state ho w you wo uld spend the
scholarship. All applications mus t be received by
19th December.

Auditions

W

e will soon be auditioning for Dirty Weekends, a play by Roger Hall and Phillip Norman. Director, Alister Williams, describes it as a play
about “gardening and other fruitful pleasures” (with
songs) involving a couple in their 60s and their
neighbours (late 20s or so), as well as a music
teacher and her love interest (described as
‘voluptuous’ and ‘Irish’ respectively — though attitude is more important than physique or accent for
these parts) In addition, there are roles for a female ‘garden muse’ to sing and charm the audience, and two hig hly versatile performers to play
the cat, the dog, the Dean, the judge and various
other roles. Last but not least, we are seeking

Annual General Meeting

T

he annual general meeting was held recently.
The following management committee were
elected:
President:

Peter Flower

Vice Presidents:

Ian Sturt, Katrina Dyer

Secretary:

Kathy Bygrave

Treasurer:

Maura Flower

Committee:

Nat Curnow, David Sims, Suzzanne Lappin and Grant Frires.

2013 is going to be another successful year for ORT
and the performing arts in the region with an active
committee and enthusiastic members bringing you
drama, musical shows, comedy and pantomime
througho ut the year.

PAPAROA GOLF CLUB
Op en a ll the year around
Offering a ffordable golf through sub and
green fees.

Club day 10.00 every Sunday

Twilight Golf starts on Friday 7th December 556.00pm
Every Friday through December and January
Telephone: 09 431 8585 or 09 431 8597

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Many local references available

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Phone Dave on 09 431 6623 or 027 490 3522

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Maungaturoto Country Club
SPORTS - SOCIAL - CONFERENCE CENTRE
Tel 09 431 8326 Fax 09 431 8324

www.thecountryclub.co.nz

Saturday, 15 December - Christmas Parade

**** Club’s open from 6.30pm ****
Drop in for drinks and dinner. Please sign in guests.

Defibrillator at the Club

November Round Up

The Club now has a defibrillator for community
use, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous
donor. The Club took advice from St John regarding the purchase of this heart-starter.

Fun Run Walk - for Maungaturoto Primary
School:
Everyone loved the extended Country Club Community Walkway - no traffic, no dust, a pleasant
rural amble.
Quiz Night - For OHS students to visit Japan:
18 teams, curly questions, MP Lockwood Smith
auctioned as a team member, more than $1000
raised.
Motocross Trail Ride - JMB to revamp a rugby
field:
By the time you read this, MX riders will have had
a great day. The Club will also seek grant funding
for the rugby field which has another use - a landing pad for emergency helicopters.

It’s summertime!!
Last night 2012: Friday, 21st December.
January 2013: Open Fridays: 18th and 25th.
February 2013: Normal hours - Thurs & Fri from
6pm.

Community Walkway - take a hike!
Lambing’s over, the paddocks are dry, the birds
are singing - and you can go strolling. The best
place to enter the walkway is through the gate
opposite the High School.

Best wishes for the Season
Warmest wishes to all in the community - especially those who have supported the Club this
year - and that’s many, many people!

THE OTAMATEA
HAWKS

Members of the RSA

RUGBY CLUB

OPEN
FRI & SAT
From 5pm

….will celebrate 25 years of rugby in 2013 with a reunio n on the 19th and 20th April at the Kaiwaka
Sports Complex. We would like to invite players,
coaches, managers and committee members.
As you can imagine, coming up with 25 years worth
of names is a big job! We are currently working off
team photos, but we have a big gap. So If you have
any team pho tos or anything that lis ts players’
names, particularly in the years 1993-2005, I wo uld
love to hear from you.
Also, if you have any club memorabilia that yo u
would be happy for us to display during the reunion, please let me know.
Cher yl Anderson (Tel 09 431 2051)

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Meals served from 6pm, Fri & Sat
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RETARDED GRANDPARENTS

WORDPLAY

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fter Christmas, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their holiday away from
school. One child wrote the following.
We always used to spend the holidays with
Grandma and Grandpa. They used to live in a big
brick house but Grandpa got retarded and they
moved to Bateman’s Bay where everyone lives in
nice little ho uses, and so they don't have to mo w
the grass anymore!

Word hunt
It’s Dec ember, so this month’s puzzles have a
seasonal theme. To start with, you must find
14 Chri stmasy words in the following grid. Each
word is 4 or more letters long, and words can
run horizontally, vertically or diagonally—but
always from lef t-to-right or top-to-bottom.
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They go to a building called a wreck centre, but they
must ha ve got it fixed because it‘s all okay now.
They do exercises there, but they don't do them very
well. There is a swimming pool too, but they all
jump up and down in it with hats on. At their gate,
there is a doll house with a little old man sitting in it.
He watches all day so nobody can escape. Sometimes they sneak out, and go cruising in their golf
carts!
Nobody there cooks, they just eat out. And, they eat
the same thing every nig ht — early birds. Some of
the people can't get out past the man in the doll
house. The ones who do get out, bring food back to
the wrecked centre for pot luck.

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My Grandma says that Grandpa worked all his life to
earn his retardment and says I should work hard so I
can be retarded someday too. When I earn my retardment, I want to be the man in the doll ho use.
Then I will let people out, so they can visit their
grandchildren.
Editor’s note: thanks to Joan and John Hoggard for passing
this on. It’s probably apocryphal — but it’s fun all the
same.

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What are they?
The letters in the three phrases below can be
re-a rranged into the ti tl es of three well known
Christmas carol s. Wha t are they?
1.

TILTING HENS

2.

HER DARK HEALTH

3.

A WINEY ANAGRAM

Piggy in the middle
Find a word tha t fi ts the spaces below to make
two new words or phra ses—one to the lef t and
one to the right:
S E A_______ N E T

Otamatea Christian School PTA Fundraiser
Chicken Manure For Sale
$5/bag, $35/trailer (+$10 delivery)
Phone Mark 431 8487

Y U L E ______ M A R K
P A G E ______ E L O P E
F I L M ______ B O A R D

Answers on Page 27

HSB BUILDERS LTD
Comp etitive, fixed priced housing contracts
We will take you through the building process from plans to carpet
Call us to discuss your building project

www.hsbbuilders.co.nz
09 431 9143 • Hayden 021 506 260 • shenee@hsbbuilders.co.nz

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TC ROOFING
MAUNGATUROTO

MIKE MOYLE BUILDERS LTD
New Housing
Alterations
Farm Buildings
Concrete work

► 1.8 Digger (3 Buckets)
► Hole Boring Kit: 200, 400, 600mm
►Tractor for Rotary Hoeing & Mulching
Phone: TOM CUMBER

Mobile 021 566 076; Phone/Fax 09 431 6338

09 431 8562 or 027 431 8564

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Fair pricing
Professional approach!
Women’
Women’ s cuts

$30

Restyles

$35$35-40

Men’
Men’ s cuts

$20

Teens cuts

$15$15- 20

Kid’
Kid’s cuts

$10$10-15

PrePre-school

$5

Pensioners: women $20
$15
men

Avon Representative
Gale Matheson 094314827 0274149576

galematheson@gmail.com

You are invited to An Avon Party
Wednesday 12th December at Sugar Belle's
Cafe 7.00pm
Product and samples and some fun

Merry Christmas

Also offering:

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Foils
Tints
Semi-permanents
Crazy colours
Permanent waving
Blow waves

Open Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm (8pm Tuesdays)
Call in or phone Katrina on 09 431 9120
Next to Well Kneaded Massage

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SNIPPETS
Otamatea Quilters’ PrizePrize-winners

Albi Returns

P

he musician Chris Dent returns ho me after
moving to Auckland two years ago. His career
has taken ma ny twists and turns, and now he has
come back home for the summer.

rize-winners at the exhibitio n at the Kauri Museum in November were as follows:

● Hand appliquéed bed quilt: Pamela Parkinson
● Table runner: Sarah Smellie
● Craft bag: Pam Mutch
Small raffle winners were:
● Biscuit tin of sewing items: Glennys McKenzie
● Pack of fabric: Edith Perreau
● Cot quilt kit: Sheran Vallance
● Wall hanging Kit Marie Finegan
The proceeds from these raffles are intended for
the Maungaturoto Saint John.
Lyn King, for the Otamatea Quilters

Zonta Spirit of Adventure Award

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During his absence Chris recorded an EP, about a
year ago. Those songs heralded some success but
Chris has a new stack of songs he feels very confident will be even more successful. His recent escapades include regularly playing with the up -andcoming Jesse Sheehan, and jamming with the Monford and Sons.
It has been a very successful year. As well as his
solo career, his collaboration band Kohl’s A Killer
has just recorded their debut EP, and that will head
out for full release early next year too.
If you wa nt to catch up with this old local and see
his new stuff then come to the Eutopia Café in Kaiwaka on the 8thof December. Entry $5 on the door
and a 7.00 pm start.

Comment is Free!
Farewell Maungaturoto

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ayley Aldworth, from Rodney College,
after receiving her Scholarship award for
a Spirit of Adventure voy age from Lynda
Garrett, Zonta Area 1 director, and Sue
Poynter, the current president.
Hayley is planning on going on her voyage
around March 2013 and promises to return to
the Mangawhai Zonta group to give a presentation of her trip.

ANSWERS to WORDPLAY (page 25)
Word hunt: Santa, Angel, Sleigh, Holly, Tinsel,
Pudding, Rudolph, Star, Carols, Manger, Myrrh,
Decorations, Tree, Candle
What are they: 1. Silent Night; 2. Hark the Herald;
3. Away in a Manger
Piggy in the middle: 1. Son; 2. Tide; 3. Ant; 4. Star

t is with sadness that I depart the community
of Maungaturoto, bound for the big smoke of
Dargaville.
I have spent three happy years in this wonderful
little town and can honestly say that I have absolutely enjoyed my time here. I have met many fine
folk and have made some very good friends.
I would like to think that (along with my team) I
have vastly improved the operational standards
of the local Carters Branch, and in doing so have
contributed significantly to the local business collective and the local economy.
I also consider that I have contributed as much as
I have been able to local community support
groups and charity organizations, and I genuinely
hope that my successor continues to offer the
same level of support.
I extend a massive ‘Thank you’ to all of you who
have supported me personally, and the business,
over the last three years and I wish all of you and
the community all the very best for the future.
Kind regards, Josh
Joshua Monk, Carters Maungaturoto

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What’s On
Locally….

Bus trip

December
Wed 4th: Maungaturoto
Residents Association
meeting. Centennial Hall, 19.30 (see page 3)
Sat 8th: Working Bee for Beautification Projec t 09.00 (see page 3)
Sat 8th: Chris Dent performs a t Eutopia, 19.00
(see page 27)
Sun 9th: Playcentre Chri stma s Party (see page
7)

Saturday 26th

January 2013,

Pleasae phone for bookings and any further
information 094318059 or email

debbie@brooksmotors.co.nz

Maungaturoto and
Districts Rotary

FARM MACHINERY
AUCTION
23rd March 2013
at 1920 State Highway 1,
Kaiwaka
To list machinery or to
register your interest, call
09 622 1963, 09 431 4440 or
09 431 8613
by 10th December

Mobile:
027 444 835

Phone:
09 431 2027
Winsome Designs

Clothing Alterations and Repairs
Dress Making ― Dress design
Illustrator
Portraiture ― Fine Art

Wed 12th: Residents Associa tion Christmas
Dinner. Maunga turoto Hotel (18.30)
Thur 13th: Maunga turoto Ga rden Club Christma s Pot-luck Lunc h. Bushy Park, 11.30 (see page
17)
Sat 15th: Xmas Parade. Starts a t Congregational Church 17.30, and proceed s to Pri ma ry
School. Carnival sta rts ca. 18.00
Sat 15th: RSA Xmas Dinner (see page 7)
Thur 20th—Fri 21st: Santa’s Grotto, Plunket
Rooms, 10.00-14.00 (see page 3)

January
Sat 26th: Cliff Richard live! At the Vec tor
Arena, Auckland (see advert, lef t). For bus
trips see Brooks’ advert, front page.

THE SITTING
DUCK
TAKEAWAY
09 431 8711
Phone orders welcome
Another month has passed by – but where have the
last seven months gone so quickly?
In the last Maungaturoto Matters we advertised our
soft-serve ice-cream.
Unfortunately, the machine has decided to become so
loud that we’ve retired it to save our ears. For now!
However - NEW IN STORE... Streets rolled
ice creams and Slushies.
So come on in try one

Summer hours:
Tues-Thursday 11.00 am – 8.00 pm
Fri-Sat 11.00–8.30 pm Sunday 11.00–7-30 pm
We will be closed Christmas Day

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