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MAUNGATUROTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOOK OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH
SILENT PREDATOR by TONY PARK
This novel tells the story of a detective who works for the
British protection service who is assigned to protect a government minister while on a visit to South Africa. The minister is abducted and the detective, knowing his career is
on the line, hunts for the kidnappers against the orders of
his superiors. The descriptive passages of the South African bush and animals are as fascinating as the hunt for the
minister and make this an exciting story - thrilling to the last
page.
Check out his former novel Zambezi also about Africa.
Dargaville Exchange: Our next Dargaville exchange
date will be 24 March – a varied selection of fiction and
non-fiction books will be available.
Reminder:
We have many books for sale – 3 for $1 or 50c each.
The Library is open :

Mon-Thurs 10.30am-12.00pm
Fri 10.30am-4.00pm
Sat 10.00am-1.00pm
MAUNGATUROTO BUSINESS HOUSE
SQUASH
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, beginners 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 atmosphere. Each team fee will be $40 (teams can be sponsored).
So come along and join in, if you have always wanted to
have a go at squash now is your chance before the season
starts.
Call Kenny or Terri to register or for info on 4318 599

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Ararua Pony Club Report
Ararua Pony Club had a successful One Day
Event on January 26th. This is the club’s major
fundraiser for the year and it is a popular event. It
takes many, many hours of work and we thank all
who helped make it such a successful day.
There was also the Pony Clubs’ show jumping
event held at Cambridge recently and Ararua
(and BBK) was ably represented by Racquelle
Gibberd and Katherine Ball.
Ararua rider Jason Ball represented Northland
Pony Club in the National Zone Games in
January.
Pony Club rallies are held every fortnight from
Wednesday 11th February at 5.00pm at the A and
P Grounds in Paparoa. We have riders of all levels. Come along and see if Pony Club is for you.
New members are always welcome.

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Anglican Church
Hurndall Street
Maungaturoto
Please note earlier service time
9.00 am – Every Sunday.
1st Sunday —Morning Prayer
2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays
Holy Communion

Everyone welcome.

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Christian Comment
Readiness for the Disasters in this life .
For every disaster, we seek explanations. Why death, why
famine, why tsunami, why war, and lately, why the Bushfires of Victoria?
Pastor Danny Nalliah, head of the Pentecostal church in
Australian is quoted on the “Australian” as claiming “ that
Victoria's burned and broken townships were the result of a
vengeful God getting his own back on sinners, who allowed
new abortion laws into the state.”
This certainly raises a public outcry, against, not just the
Pastor and his church but also against God. Other Christians, in objection also come up with their own biblical explanation to disaster. I am not about to lend myself in any
of these categories. God needs no defense and therefore I
cannot go there too.
What I want to say here is whatever form disaster takes, it
is always Death that makes it so terrible. Like some said
after the fire, “I am just happy that I am alive”. Loss of property 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 enjoy what he/she has that gives worth to the things we invest
in.
In his great wisdom Solomon sees it this way:
17
So I hated life, because the work that is done under the
sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing
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
after me. 19 And who knows whether he will be a wise man
or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the work into
which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This
too is meaningless. 20 So my heart began to despair over
all my toilsome labour under the sun. 21 For a man may do
his work with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then he
must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for
it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. 22 What
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
too is meaningless. (Ecclesiastes 2: 17- 23).
Disasters, like sickness, are keys Death uses to open its
doors to us at times we least expect and when we do think
it is nowhere near. We can toil for so much wealth, only
never to leave them behind and finding no satisfaction in
them. According to Solomon, (verses 24-26) It is in God
that we enjoy what we work for and it is when we please
Him that he gives us wisdom and knowledge and happiness in our labour.
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with God, not without Him.
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
should come to repentance.”. Death in this life is the end
whatever we think of God and the way God sees us
through the eye of the cross. After death, judgement for all,
those found and not found, written in the Book of Life.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Hebrews 9:27 Just as man is destined to die once, and
after that to face judgment,
Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, great and small,
standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The
dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.
Revelation 20:15 If anyone's name was not found written
in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
It is sad for those who find no joy in their lives while alive
only to find at death there is greater misery awaiting them,
all because they reject such great salvation offered by
Christ in Himself.
Hebrews 2:3
how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?
This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord,
was confirmed to us by those who heard him.
Be well prepared for all kinds of disasters. Be right with
yourself in Christ so that you find happiness in life here and
now and to face Death knowing that it is a door to life with
God outside this sinful world. For it is Sin that brings death
to everyone.

Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world
through one man, and death through sin, and in this way
death came to all men, because all sinned—
But, no story ends in sin and death. The passage continues
for you and me - that in Christ there is Life forevermore,
whatever happens.
18
Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was
condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of
righteousness was justification that brings life for all men.
19
For just as through the disobedience of the one man the
many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of
the one man the many will be made righteous.
20
The law was added so that the trespass might increase.
But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21so
that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign
through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus
Christ our Lord.

A man can do nothing better than to eat and
drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I
see, is from the hand of God, 25 for without him,
who can eat or find enjoyment? 26 To the man who
pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and
happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of
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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PLAYGROUP AND COFFEE MORNING

1st Thursday of the Month
At the Plunket Rooms on Hurndall St in
Maungaturoto From 10am to Midday.
Please come along for a coffee and meet
other parents and caregivers.
Toys and books are available for the children.

For further details Ph Jennifer (09) 431 6343

At the Paparoa Hall
Thursday at 9.00am
This is a fun way to exercise both
body & mind
A great way to socialise
ALSO

EXERCISE TO MUSIC
PAPAROA HALL
Tuesday at 10.30 am
Good all-round exercise
Another great way to socialise
and meet new people
Contact
Rose Plunkett (09) 431 7418

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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 Twilight Bowls has been a disappointThe first event for the year was the Northland 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
fix it let us know.
~Albie
cedes Benz Cup.

Otamatea Repertory Theatre

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 Mangawhai. This was a well- supported tournament 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 probably the biggest fields for some years but
with twenty nine members it could quite easily 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 Roadley 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 programme 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 available to take away.

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Home phone: (09) 431 2168
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Friday morning 10am-1.00pm
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COMMUNITY DIRECTORY
ESSENTIAL NUMBERS

INTEREST GROUPS

Continued

FIRE POLICE
AMBULANCE

DIAL 111

Craft Group
(Different Venues)

09 431 8578

Ambulance
Police

0800 610 006
09 431 1150

Cubs & Scouts

09 431 8055

Medical Centre

09 431 8576

Friends of the Rest Home
Garden Club

09 431 8248
09 431 8611

Public Health Nurse
(Dee Millen)

09 431 8129

Otamatea Repertory Society

09 431 8728

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

Plunket Society

09 431 8187

CHURCHES

SPORTS CLUBS & GROUPS

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

Paparoa Golf Club

09 431 8773

Kaiwaka Sports Association

09 431 2051

COMMUNITY FACILITIES
Maungaturoto Centennial Hall

09 431 8388

Maungaturoto Country Club

09 431 8326

Maungaturoto Library

09 431 8811

Maungaturoto Money
Exchange

09 431 8028

Maungaturoto Rest Home

09 431 8696

Otamatea Marae

09 431 8337

EDUCATION

Community Notices
Maungaturoto Business Association Meeting
1st Wednesday of the month
Community Centre 6.00pm
Maungaturoto Library
Open
Monday to Thursday 10.30am to 12.00 midday
Friday 10.30am to 4.00pm
Saturday 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Maungaturoto Playcentre

09 431 8517

Tae Kwon Do Mondays & Wednesdays 6.00-7.00p
Maungaturoto Community Centre

Maungaturoto Primary School

09 431 8106

Line Dancing Thursday morning 9.30am – Paparoa Hall

Otamatea Christian School

09 431 8487

Otamatea High School

09 431 8230

INTEREST GROUPS

Mainly Music Tuesdays 10.00am Congregational Church Hall
Maungaturoto Congregational Church Service Sunday 10 am

Art Group

09 431 8044

Ba’hai Faith

09 431 8782

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