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BOOK OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH Ararua Pony Club had a successful One Day
Event on January 26th. This is the club’s major
SILENT PREDATOR by TONY PARK fundraiser for the year and it is a popular event. It
This novel tells the story of a detective who works for the
takes many, many hours of work and we thank all
British protection service who is assigned to protect a gov- who helped make it such a successful day.
ernment minister while on a visit to South Africa. The min- There was also the Pony Clubs’ show jumping
ister is abducted and the detective, knowing his career is event held at Cambridge recently and Ararua
on the line, hunts for the kidnappers against the orders of (and BBK) was ably represented by Racquelle
his superiors. The descriptive passages of the South Afri-
can bush and animals are as fascinating as the hunt for the
Gibberd and Katherine Ball.
minister and make this an exciting story - thrilling to the last
page. Ararua rider Jason Ball represented Northland
Pony Club in the National Zone Games in
Check out his former novel Zambezi also about Africa. January.
Dargaville Exchange: Our next Dargaville exchange
date will be 24 March – a varied selection of fiction and Pony Club rallies are held every fortnight from
non-fiction books will be available. Wednesday 11th February at 5.00pm at the A and
P Grounds in Paparoa. We have riders of all lev-
Reminder: els. Come along and see if Pony Club is for you.
We have many books for sale – 3 for $1 or 50c each.
New members are always welcome.
The Library is open :
Mon-Thurs 10.30am-12.00pm
Fri 10.30am-4.00pm
Sat 10.00am-1.00pm


The Business House comp will be starting on Thurs March
12th. Thank you to teams that have already registered. It’s
not too late to enter a team or just as an individual (we will
find a team for you). We need all ranges of ability, begin-
ners most welcome. Teams will comprise four players;
each team needs to have a beginner or junior. Games will
be Yankee scoring with an emphasis on fun in a social at-
mosphere. Each team fee will be $40 (teams can be spon-
So come along and join in, if you have always wanted to
have a go at squash now is your chance before the season
Call Kenny or Terri to register or for info on 4318 599
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Please note earlier service time

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1st Sunday —Morning Prayer

2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays
Holy Communion

Everyone welcome.
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with God, not without Him.
Christian Comment On this side of life God does look upon us with mercy and
forebearance, seeing the work of the Cross of Jesus. For
as Peter says, God “not wanting anyone to perish but all
Readiness for the Disasters in this life . should come to repentance.”. Death in this life is the end
For every disaster, we seek explanations. Why death, why whatever we think of God and the way God sees us
famine, why tsunami, why war, and lately, why the Bush- through the eye of the cross. After death, judgement for all,
fires of Victoria? those found and not found, written in the Book of Life.
Pastor Danny Nalliah, head of the Pentecostal church in
Australian is quoted on the “Australian” as claiming “ that 2 Peter 3:9
Victoria's burned and broken townships were the result of a The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some un-
vengeful God getting his own back on sinners, who allowed derstand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting any-
new abortion laws into the state.” one to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
This certainly raises a public outcry, against, not just the
Pastor and his church but also against God. Other Chris- Hebrews 9:27 Just as man is destined to die once, and
tians, in objection also come up with their own biblical ex- after that to face judgment,
planation to disaster. I am not about to lend myself in any
of these categories. God needs no defense and therefore I Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, great and small,
cannot go there too. standing before the throne, and books were opened. An-
What I want to say here is whatever form disaster takes, it other book was opened, which is the book of life. The
is always Death that makes it so terrible. Like some said dead were judged according to what they had done as re-
after the fire, “I am just happy that I am alive”. Loss of prop- corded in the books.
erty we so invest our time and resources into, is not of the
same value as the person’s life. It is a person alive to en- Revelation 20:15 If anyone's name was not found written
joy what he/she has that gives worth to the things we invest in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
in. It is sad for those who find no joy in their lives while alive
In his great wisdom Solomon sees it this way: only to find at death there is greater misery awaiting them,
So I hated life, because the work that is done under the all because they reject such great salvation offered by
sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing Christ in Himself.
after the wind. 18 I hated all the things I had toiled for under
the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes Hebrews 2:3
after me. 19 And who knows whether he will be a wise man how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?
or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the work into This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord,
which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This was confirmed to us by those who heard him.
too is meaningless. 20 So my heart began to despair over Be well prepared for all kinds of disasters. Be right with
all my toilsome labour under the sun. 21 For a man may do yourself in Christ so that you find happiness in life here and
his work with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then he now and to face Death knowing that it is a door to life with
must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for God outside this sinful world. For it is Sin that brings death
it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. 22 What to everyone.
does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with
which he labours under the sun? 23 All his days his work is
pain and grief; even at night his mind does not rest. This Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world
too is meaningless. (Ecclesiastes 2: 17- 23). through one man, and death through sin, and in this way
Disasters, like sickness, are keys Death uses to open its death came to all men, because all sinned—
doors to us at times we least expect and when we do think But, no story ends in sin and death. The passage continues
it is nowhere near. We can toil for so much wealth, only for you and me - that in Christ there is Life forevermore,
never to leave them behind and finding no satisfaction in whatever happens.
them. According to Solomon, (verses 24-26) It is in God Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was
that we enjoy what we work for and it is when we please condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of
Him that he gives us wisdom and knowledge and happi- righteousness was justification that brings life for all men.
ness in our labour. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the
many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of
A man can do nothing better than to eat and the one man the many will be made righteous.
drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I The law was added so that the trespass might increase.
see, is from the hand of God, 25 for without him, But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21so
who can eat or find enjoyment? 26 To the man who that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign
pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus
happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of Christ our Lord.
gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to
the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, Pastor Meshach Adomea
a chasing after the wind.

And may I add, that when Death knocks and we have to go

willingly or unwillingly, knowingly or unknowingly, life has
been worth living (long or short) and that eternity awaits us
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1st Thursday of the Month Another great way to socialise
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Please come along for a coffee and meet
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Otamatea Repertory Theatre The new green has to be ready to play on

by the 15th April as the twelve -week Winter
Tournament is due to start then.
The first event for the year was the North- The Twilight Bowls has been a disappoint-
land Junior Sixes which we won last year ment this season; if anybody has any ideas
and went on to win region one and the Mer- what we are doing wrong and how we can
cedes Benz Cup. fix it let us know. ~Albie

Again, we were well represented by Terry

McMahon singles, Naira Vaney and Pauline
McMurchy pairs, Rex Roadley, Shirley Bird
and John Hammond triples. The team won
eight of their twelve games to come third
behind a crack Kensington team and Man-
gawhai. This was a well- supported tourna-
ment with twelve teams of six taking part
showing that Northland bowls at junior level
is in very good heart.

Apart from some junior and handicap events

the men have completed their championships
for the season. The fours with four teams
and the triples with five teams were proba-
bly the biggest fields for some years but
with twenty nine members it could quite eas-
ily have been more.

The triples were won by Kevin Robinson,

Terry McMahon and Kevin Flower while the
fours were won by the same three with the
addition of Brett Robinson. Well done guys,
you should represent the club well when the
champion of champions are played later on.
The junior singles were won by Rex Road-
ley from first year player Ray Hynes. Again
a disappointing number of entries considering
we have ten eligible men.

Next tournament on the club’s program is

the Paton Pairs on Monday 16th March. Club
members are asked to sort themselves out
and to advertise when playing at other clubs.
The day after the Paton Pairs, 17th March,
the club starts its green replacement pro-
gramme with the replacement of the B
green with a new Astroturf surface. This
should be a better playing surface and won’t
mark the bowls. If anyone has a use for the
old carpet call Albie or Ron as it is avail-
able to take away.
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FIRE POLICE DIAL 111 Craft Group 09 431 8578
AMBULANCE (Different Venues)
Ambulance 0800 610 006 Cubs & Scouts 09 431 8055
Police 09 431 1150
Medical Centre 09 431 8576 Friends of the Rest Home 09 431 8248
Garden Club 09 431 8611
Public Health Nurse 09 431 8129 Otamatea Repertory Society 09 431 8728
(Dee Millen)
Maungaturoto Pharmacy 09 431 8045
Veterinary Centre 09 431 8318
Care & Share Family Support 09 431 8227 SERVICE CLUBS
Homebuilders 09 431 9080 Lions Club 09 431 6373
Linking Hands 09 431 8969 Rotary Club 09 431 8388
Kaipara District Council 0800 727 059 Returned Services Association 09 431 8313
Dog, Stock, Noise Control 0800 105 890
NZ Post 09 431 8315 SPORTS CLUBS & GROUPS
Plunket Society 09 431 8187
CHURCHES Ararua Pony Club 09 431 8806
Anglican Church 09 431 8193 Hockey Club 09 431 8530
Catholic Church 09 431 8566 Indoor Bowls 09 431 8055
Congregational Church 09 431 8087 Maungaturoto Bowling Club 09 431 8148
Presbyterian Church 09 431 7106 Maungaturoto Squash Club 09 431 8599
Otamatea Hawks Rugby Club 09 431 8279 Hayden Foster
COMMUNITY FACILITIES Paparoa Golf Club 09 431 8773
Maungaturoto Centennial Hall 09 431 8388 Kaiwaka Sports Association 09 431 2051
Maungaturoto Country Club 09 431 8326
Maungaturoto Library 09 431 8811 Community Notices
Maungaturoto Money 09 431 8028 Maungaturoto Business Association Meeting
1st Wednesday of the month
Community Centre 6.00pm
Maungaturoto Rest Home 09 431 8696
Maungaturoto Library
Otamatea Marae 09 431 8337 Open Monday to Thursday 10.30am to 12.00 midday
Friday 10.30am to 4.00pm
Saturday 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
Tae Kwon Do Mondays & Wednesdays 6.00-7.00p
Maungaturoto Playcentre 09 431 8517 Maungaturoto Community Centre
Maungaturoto Primary School 09 431 8106 Line Dancing Thursday morning 9.30am – Paparoa Hall
Otamatea Christian School 09 431 8487
Mainly Music Tuesdays 10.00am Congregational Church Hall
Otamatea High School 09 431 8230
INTEREST GROUPS Maungaturoto Congregational Church Service Sunday 10 am
Art Group 09 431 8044
Ba’hai Faith 09 431 8782 CONFIDENTIAL 021 886434