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Aroha Advertiser

Positively Promoting Our Community

Edition 32 Circulation 3000

February 2015

New Principal for Te Aroha College


By Ian Harrop

New Principal Heather Gorrie believes there is room to


grow engagement between the college, its students and the
wider New Principal Heather Gorrie Believes there is room
to grow engagement between the college, its students and
tcommunity.

Heather,who was previously Principal at Gisborne Girls


High School for six and a half years, Principal at Rodney
College for one year and Deputy Principal at Kawarau
College for eight years, says her initial focus will be
building on the things the college does well over the next
few years.
In a press release she said: The retiring Principals absolute commitment to his students was what particularly
attracted me to apply for the position at Te Aroha College.
I have spent my teaching and school leadership career
focused on developing success for all students and this
aligned with what Te Aroha College valued in its vision
for success.
Interviewed for the Advertiser she said: The next five
years will see considerable change nationally as schooling moves ahead and we aim to be keeping our students at New Te Aroha College Principal Heather Gorrie
the cutting edge. This college has programmes that would
make other schools in New Zealand envious. I cant say
enough for the work that has been done here. We just
at your service!
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want to keep growing a great school.
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Heather said her aim was to support students to grow
as well rounded resilient young people who appreciate
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the importance of community involvement alongside
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personal success. There is room for further developing
engagement within the community, she said. I want
our students to be able to contribute as part of the wider
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community as they work toward their future goals. What
we do together as a whole community is what counts for
the future and schools can play a very positive part at the
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Aroha Observations
I'd like to start the year by saying a big THANK YOU to
everyone who has dropped in, sent emails, called
(this is starting to sound like a bereavement thank you)...into
the office over the past month.
Your support has been invaluable. Great to know you care
about the Advertiser and you back us.
As I am typing this, I'm looking at light rain falling outside.
Good stuff. Then I thought "it's just not enough" which then
got me thinking that quite often we are just never happy.
Nothing's ever enough and we can get caught up in the
cycle of moaning and complaining.
I have had several people tell me that our beautiful, scenic,
spa town is "dying'...(lack of rain perhaps?)...because there
is 'nothing here'....variety of shops are limited and there are
empty shops in the main street etc...they invariably hark
back to the days when Farmers was here and the town was
'thriving'. Well, fair enough. It's ok to remember better times.
We all do it. But don't live back there. You can't wish us back
to those times...because frankly, flares and the 'bowl cut' just
wouldn't cut it with me.
We cannot change the past, but we can do something about
the future. Shop local..! (don't roll your eyes). It's really simple.
AA says it costs you .75 cents per km to run your car, so a
trip to the Red Shed in Morrinsville...add another $30 bucks
then add your time getting there and back..it's not looking
so cheap now is it?
We need to drop the 'Grass is greener' attitude and start
watering our own grass...which brings me back to the rain...
it's stopped...it wasn't enough.
But at least we got some!!!!

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New Entrants heading to school for the first time

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Great Summer Weather


For those still on holiday

Wayne Pitts and The Pitts Family

Without Wayne there wouldn't have been great


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Australia

New Principal for Te Aroha College


continued from page 1

Heather has four kids of her own Julian 11, Hannah 8, Michael 6 and Olivia who will be 3 in March.
Heather lost her husband to cancer at the end of 2013. My kids keep me very real, she says. Parenting isnt an easy job
as kids go through many highs and lows as they grow up but I believe all parents try their best and want the best for their
kids.
After a month in Te Aroha, the whole family believes they have landed in a little piece of paradise and are settling in within
the Te Aroha community. We are also looking forward to being closer to family and friends in Hamilton.
Among the list of things to do she made with her late husband was start again. We couldnt have found a more perfect
place for it, she says.

Scott Simpson Local MP


Happy New Year and every best wish for 2015.
You may be taking time out to spend time with family, whether
at home or holidaying out of town. Or you may be back at
work.
For many businesses this can be a busy time of the year. This
is especially true for those that rely on tourism and we have
more than our fair share of those both here in Te Aroha and the
Coromandel electorate.
Whether its backpackers, Kiwi families staying at local
holiday parks, or people enjoying our luxury resorts, tourists
are spending money and boosting our regional economy.
The draw of New Zealands unique natural features is backed
up by the figures. More than twice as many people go walking
or trekking than visit museums and galleries, and more people
go dolphin watching than bungy jumping. Thousands take
advantage of our Hauraki Rail Trail cycleway.
Tourism is a significant part of our economy it is our second
biggest export earner, and it is a major employer.
The Government recognises this, and thats why we have
invested an unprecedented $600 million in tourism and tourism
promotion since 2008.
This investment is paying off. Some 2.8 million people visited
New Zealand during the past year, spending over $7 billion.
Tourism directly employs 4.7 per cent of the New Zealand
workforce and indirectly employs another 3.6 per cent.
And New Zealand was voted the top country in the 2014
Telegraph Travel Awards, for the third year in a row.
Great Rides
The New Zealand Cycle Trail is attracting high-value visitors
and helping New Zealand stay on the international map as a
top tourist destination. These trails, of which our own Hauraki
Rail Trail is one, are boosting our regional economies and
creating jobs.
They are going from strength to strength. Last summer the
New Zealand Cycle Trail experienced a 56 per cent average
growth rate, with an estimated 97,000 trail users for the month
of January 2014 alone.
To help ensure the quality of these trails are maintained the
Government is investing $8 million over four years.
In the first round announced last month (December 2014)
were investing nearly $1 million in 13 projects from Northland
to Southland to ensure they continue to generate economic
benefits to regional communities.
and expand our marketing reach.

Tourism is a substantial and dynamic industry sitting at


the forefront of our economy. Its performance affects the
wellbeing of all New Zealanders. A strong tourism brand
enhances New Zealand's profile and benefits other exporters.
The National-led Government will continue to invest across a
wide range of areas in tourism to build both our infrastructure

Scott Simpson
MP FOR COROMANDEL
Please contact my office
for an appointment
Tel/Fax: 07 868 3529

mpcoromandel@parliament.govt.nz
www.scottsimpson.co.nz
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What's On in Te Aroha
Mountains
Sunday 1st
Our Village Garden
Te Kete o Te Aroha inc Sunday

Afternoons 1-4pm
Monday 2nd
RSA Housie Mondays
Tuesday, 3rd
Te Aroha Athletics Club
ATHLETIC CLUB NIGHT
Tuesday 3rd
Piako Brass Band 7pm

Waihou Hall
Tuesday 3rd
Line Dancing 7.00pm
Tuesday 3rd
Arts & Crafts Group,

Arts Centre 930am
Wednesday 4th
RSA Indoor Bowls 1.00pm
Wednesday, 4th
Tui Park Bowling Club

OPEN TOURNAMENT - LADIES 2 DAY CLASSIC
Wednesday 4th
Quilting & Embroidery

Arts centre Rewi St 10.00am
Thursday 5th
Twilight golf : ambrose or solos

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Thursday 5th
Te Aroha Senior Citizens

INDOOR BOWLS 12.45PM
Thursday 5th
Line Dancing 9.30am
Sunday, 8th
Tui Park Bowling Club

OPEN TOURNAMENT - SAUNDERS MEMORIAL
Sunday 8th
Our Village Garden
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Afternoons 1-4pm
Monday 9th
RSA Housie Mondays
Tuesday 10th
Piako Brass Band 7pm

Waihou Hall
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Te Aroha Athletics Club

ATHLETIC CLUB NIGHT
Tuesday 10th
Line Dancing 7pm
Tuesday 10th
Arts and Craft Group

Arts Centre 9.30am
Wednesday 11th
RSA Indoor Bowls 1.00pm
Wednesday 11th
Quilting & Embroidery

Arts centre Rewi St 10.00am
Thursday 12th
Twilight golf : ambrose or solos

sponsored by fulton hogan
Thursday 12th
Line Dancing 9.30am
Saturday, 14th
Te Aroha Rotary

ROTARY SUMMER FAIR
Sunday 15th
Our Village Garden
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Afternoons 1-4pm
Monday 16th
RSA Housie Mondays

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Tuesday 17th
Piako Brass Band 7pm

Waihou Hall
Tuesday, 17th
Te Aroha Athletics Club

ATHLETIC CLUB NIGHT
Tuesday, 17th
Te Aroha Folk and Acoustic

Music Club

MEETING AT THE ART CENTRE
Tuesday 17th
Line Dancing 7.00pm
Tuesday 17th
Arts and Craft Group

Arts Centre 9.30am
Wednesday 18th
RSA Indoor Bowls 1.00pm
Wednesday 18th
Quilting & Embroidery

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Thursday 19th
Twilight golf : ambrose or solos

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Thursday 19th
Line Dancing 9.30am
Sunday 1st
Our Village Garden
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Monday 23rd
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Tui Park Bowling Club

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FOURS
Tuesday 24th
Piako Brass Band 7pm

Waihou Hall
Tuesday, 24th
Te Aroha Athletics Club

ATHLETIC CLUB NIGHT
Tuesday 10th
Arts and Craft Group

Arts Centre 9.30am
Tuesday 24th
Line Dancing 7.00pm
Wednesday 25th
RSA Indoor Bowls 1.00pm
Thursday 26th
Twilight golf : ambrose or solos
Thursday 26th
sponsored by fulton hogan
Thursday 26th
Line Dancing 9.30am
Saturday, 28th
Palace Hotel Te Aroha

Annual Motorcycle and Classic Car Poker Run
Saturday, 28th
Te Aroha Rotary

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MBE For Colin Hallett

Keeping the news that Te Arohas Colin Hallett had been


nominated for a Queens Service Medal for services to
Search and Rescue in the New Years Honours list a secret
was not too much of a problem, the former footwear retailer
says.
He received the news in September but tried to put it out
of his mind because it hadnt been confirmed, so it might
not happen. It did happen, however, and Colin shared the
news with his wife Ina on Christmas morning.
She had helped me during my 27 years with Venturer
Scouts and I helped her out with Girl Guides which she
took, so it was a team effort, he said.
Those days with the Venturers and Guides were the most
enjoyable part of my life. I got a huge amount of pleasure
taking them canoing, tramping and rafting - Id recommend
it to anybody.
A keen tramper Colin has been with Search and Rescue
since 1966. It was formed shortly after a DC3 crashed in
the Kaimai Range with the loss of all 23 aboard.
In the early days Search and Rescue, which was about
90-strong, was required frequently with people getting
lost in the bush on the mountain in the dark.
It was hard yakka, but you didnt think of that, he said.
And boy were they pleased to see you when you located
them.
The introduction of mobile phones has reduced the number
of callouts considerably and Civil Defence has taken over
rescue work with a heavy rescue team and a light rescue
team. Colin was in the light rescue team handling storm
damage problems, blown-off roofs and the like. But
unexpectedly and unannounced the teams were replaced by
the Fire BrigadeNews of Colins award has brought a great
deal of response. Ive been hearing from Venturers mums
, ex-Venturers even a girl I went to primary school with,
he said.
Colin Hallett pictured at home with his beloved mountain in the
How does he celebrate the award? He went tramping, of
background
course.

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Te Aroha Business
Association Promotional
Film

A promotional film, a year in the planning, was finally


given 'lift off' when filming started a couple of weeks
ago.
To completely capture the 'essence' of Te Aroha a drone
was used to film a lot of the scenes, which were filmed on
the mountain and around our tourist hot spots.
The drone is an unmanned aircraft with a camera
attached, for filming at great angles and distances.
The five minute long DVD will be available for viewing
on You Tube, on the DoC website and at i-Site.
Local children were brought in for the domain and
railway scenes, and Shaun O'Neill and his wife, Jillian
were the bikers and trampers in the DVD.
Advertiser has had a sneak peek at the first edit version.
It will be a great promo DVD for the town.
Mary Massey from the Te Aroha Miniature Mountain
Railway was at the railway station for the filming and
opened up the railway for the children and others who
came to help with and view the filming.
There is an awesome miniature display there.
We have so many wonderful places to walk, places to
visit and things to do, hopefully this DVD will help bring
more people to Te Aroha.
Wouldn't it be great if other people discovered what we
already know we have.

Gordon Fisher taking the children involved in the filming for a


ride on one of the trains at the Te Aroha Miniature Mountain
Railway

Right: Te Aroha
Business
Association
president Shaun
O'Neill and his
wife Jillian with
the drone used
in filming the promotional DVD.

Drone Found on Bosson


Road
The drone used in the recent filming of the
promotional DVD of Te Aroha

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Aroha Advertiser - Page 6

New Premises and Owners for Aroha Advertiser


The Advertisers new office is up and running with
new owner Linda Forsman on hand to take your advertising and editorial copy. Situated centrally on
Whitaker Street, the office is conveniently placed to
drop in with your news and notices while out shopping. She expects to be in the office between 9am
and 1pm and will be out and about in town after that.
Linda reassures readers their Advertiser will look
pretty much the same as it always did. Most of the
regular columns have been retained and a couple
of new ones will be added. These include a regular
food and gardening column from and a series of articles from residents with interesting stories about
what first brought them to Te Aroha called Whats
your story..
We will still be able to help with all your printing
needs thanks to joining forces with Ron House of
Piako Stationery, so if you have any printing queries,
you can see Ron.

The Te Aroha Radio established by the late Wayne Pitts will also operate from the office enabling all community news and advertising to be
centred on the one base.
Linda is grateful for the huge amount of encouragement and support
she has received since taking over the business from Jim, who has
moved to Australia, and promises to continue to serve the community.
Drop in any time and see us at 132 Whitaker Street, email us at arohaadvertiser@gmail.com. or ph 8849133

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Aroha Advertiser - Page 8

The Cost of Education and Health

by Catherine Delahunty, Green Party MP


It's been a beautiful if dry summer on the Coromandel and its hard to contemplate
going back to the city and spending hours and hours in a building with windows
which don't open. However I am not complaining about having the security of a
job that pays well. I am only too aware that many families in the area, whether
in paid work or not are struggling to cover the bills, and right now the costs of
education. The state education system is not free and many families face uniform
and equipment costs which compete with food on the table and petrol in the
car. Some schools might even expect students to have ipads or laptops but for
many I have met paying off an IT device for several children is just completely
impossible. I recently attended a seminar about a health and education system which was like another world. The Cuban
health system provides a doctor for every 180 people and all medical care is free. They send doctors all over the world
including to Pacific nations and Africa to help communities. All dental care is free and all education is free. Everyone
learns to dance and everyone grows local food to supplement an allocation of rice and beans. This sounds so alien to
us but according to my friend who went there it was a country which genuinely puts people before profit despite a US
blockade that has prevented trade with nearby countries. Its not perfect but its interesting to reflect on the possibility of
a country where all children are fed and educated and get the health care and dental care they need as a matter of course.
This is not an impossible dream, its a decision we could make. We would have to decide that people are the most
important thing and commit resources to those values. Or we can keep on allowing the Government to implement
policies that entrench inequality. Communities thrive when inequality is reduced, its not rocket science, its just a decision
that we should be discussing. I am not suggesting we imitate Latin America as we have a different history but I think we
should consider what a collective Kiwi dream might look like based on the common good.

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Rotary Fair Proves to be


Fun for Everyone

The annual Rotary Fairs are in full swing again this year and
proved popular with young and old.
Aroha Advertiser popped along with the grandchildren and
captured some of the fun.

Community Christmas
Cheer Fund

The fund wishes to thank the following for their generous


donations of money or goods and services:
St Vincent de Paul Society
Parishioners of St Josephs Church Te Aroha
Catholic Women's League Te Aroha
St David Co-operating Parish
Manawaru Women's Institute
Eastport Road Women's Felowship
Ina Hallett
Rhoda Rosewell
Colleen Dalton
Mary Massey
Lee Gratten
Te Aroha Citisen's Advice Bureau
Te Aroha Mountain Lions
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Countdown Te Aroha
Anonymous Sponsor
Steve, Georgina, Caleb & Alex Warren
Marion Barnes QSM and Noeline Howitt for the packaging
and delivery ofthe parcels.
A job really well done!
God Bless You All
Jean Swan QSM, & Jim Howitt Co-ordinators

Smile...
it makes people wonder what you're up to

Te Aroha
Rotary
Summer
Fairs

Bookings are now being taken for stalls

Saturday 14 February 2014 from 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM

The fair will include food, produce and craft stalls. Run every two weeks until the end of daylight saving.

Te Aroha Rotary Summer Fairs

Come and enjoy a picnic in the Domain.


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Saturday 1 February 2014


Aroha
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From
4.00
PM10to 8.00 PM
The fair will include food, produce and craft stalls

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You know the one...people from out of town stop when


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from drivers not stopping at the Compulsory Stop sign.
Others stop at the Give Way sign, giving way to the people
at the Compulsory Stop sign. Drivers coming up Kenrick
Street and down from the clock where nobody seems to know
who to give way to so you stop, waiting politely hoping that
the driver in the other car knows the road rules, then after
that long and uncomfortable pause, you both decide to go at
once causing the embarassing "I'm sorry" mouthing and hand
waving. Or worse, being waved at by the middle finger with
shouting.
The Advertiser spoke to one retailer who said that by his
reckoning, almost 80% of traffic does NOT stop at the
Compulsory Stop sign and every day there are several
incidents of 'near misses'.
Let us know what you think...has this happened to you?

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Grumpy Old Man Writes. . .


Dont you hate it when youre adamant that youre
absolutely right only to discover subsequently youd
got it wrong?
The car was in need of re-registering shortly after
Christmas and remembering a hassle Id run into
previously I checked to make sure the WOF was not
due as well. Unfortunately the mechanics handwriting was not exactly copperplate and try as I might
I couldnt decipher what date he had written on the
label. I did notice, however, studying it from the
comfort of my drivers seat, that the hole punched
around the side of the label indicated the month due
was 1 and the hole at the bottom indicated 15. So with
the wisdom of all my years, which are far too great to
punch a hole in, I deduced that the warrant was due on
January 15.
So I marched into the Post Shop and slapped my registration form on the counter. Into the computer it went
and
You need a warrant of fitness first, I was told.
It doesnt expire until the 15th I replied.
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When I next saw the mechanic I raised the vexatious
issue with him. When did the warrant expire? I
asked.
On the 7th, he said.
So why did it have 15 punched? I asked.
They.ve changed it now, thats the year 2015.
Ooops.
I had a phone call from a lady a few weeks ago who
insisted on coming along to tell me her story in person.
It seems she, too, hated it when shed been adamant
she was right only to discover she was anything but.
Seems shed been driving up Kenrick Street to that
well-known location that shall be nameless, signalling
to turn right into Whitakers Street south. At the intersection she noticed a young woman driving down past
the clock tower from Church Street. She waited for
the woman to come through but no she waited. My
visitor gesticulated to her to come on through - but no
she waited. The standoff persisted for some time until
finally, greatly exasperated by the turn of events, she
drove on through taking pains to make her feelings
for the driver of the other car abundantly clear with
some choice words that would make a shearer blush.
In high dudgeon she finally found a parking space and
paused to gather her thoughts. Then it struck her - she
was the one with right of way. My embarrassed visitor
pleaded with me to mention that the realisation had
filled her with misgivings about her behaviour. Please
apologise to the young lady whoever she was, she
asked.
It might be difficult, its my guess that it probably
happens a couple of dozen times a day EVERY
DAY.

Filter Checking

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0274-727-824

rickyforsman@yahoo.co.nz

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Aroha Advertiser - Page 12

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Aroha Advertiser - Page 13

Tony Lauder Personality of


the Year

Save Up To $500 on Fuel

47 Kenrick Street, Te Aroha


Phone 884-8107

Tony receiving his award at the Goodyear National


Conference inVietnam
Its pretty unusual to have a shop selling tyres, guns and
fishing equipment.
This point of difference is what won Tony Lauder of Te
Aroha Tyrepower the Personality of the Year at the recent
Goodyear National Conference, held in Vietnam.
Tony and his partner Lou Beer, had a great time in Vietnam,
soaking up all the culture, sights and entertainment that Ho
Chi Minh city had to offer.
In typical conference style, there were planned activities that
all the attendees participated in, including having to carry a
GoodYear blimp and rugby ball with them for photos at all
times.
On the more serious side, they were educated on the new
Goodyear Assurance TripleMax tyres.
These are EECA approved and over the lifetime of the tyres
can save you up to $500 on fuel.
Thats a big saving to your pocket and also to the environment.
First launched in China in July of 2013, the Assurance
TripleMax has now received three awards from top auto
publications. The jewel in the crown being the 2013 China
Golden Wheels Award, which is the most prestigious
professional tyre awards ceremony in China. To gain this
award, the Assurance TripleMax tyres were tested in all
conditions and passed with flying colours, gaining recognition from the assessment board and winning the Best Wet
Tyre award.
Goodyear TripleMax allows drivers to reduce braking
distances by more than 2 metres on wet roads compared to
other tyres in the market.
The premium performance of the Assurance TripleMax also
earned a 2014 recommended tyre product accolade at the
2014 annual product awards. This can be attributed to its
advanced design, including a larger tyre surface area contact
patch with the road to give drivers more control during braking, as well as an optimized tread pattern to provide stronger
grip for extra security.
Its the perfect tyre Said Tony, It keeps your family safe
while saving you money.
Assurance TripleMax can be purchased locally from Te
Aroha Tyrepower. Call in and see Tony

Te Aroha Go Kart Club Day


Te Aroha Go Kart Club held a recent club day with another
great turnout from members. Aroha Advertiser's Ron House
went along to capture some of the action.

Left: Members
line up before
racing

Right: Action in
the Pits

Left: Off and


racing

Right: Wetting
the track

Aroha Advertiser - Page 14

Left:
Track action

Aroha Advertiser - Page 15

This Was Te Aroha

Te Aroha Newspapers

The Te Aroha News was the first newspaper published in Te


Aroha, in the Waikato. The town was relatively late in getting
its own newspaper, as it was well served by papers published
nearby in Thames.
The first issue was published by HE Whitaker, on 9 June
1883, under the title Te Aroha News and Upper Thames
Advocate. The paper was issued weekly. In 1884 ownership
passed to John Ilott and the name changed to the Te Aroha
and Ohinemuri News.
Over the next 40 years various other newspapers were
published in Te Aroha; however none posed a serious threat
to the News. The paper absorbed its main competitor, the Te
Aroha Mail (1907-1918), in 1918.
In 1913 the Te Aroha News Company acquired the News and
continued to publish the paper until 1982. In July that year the
company went into receivership and the last issue of the paper
came out on 17 September 1982. However, at the end of that
month, a new paper with the same name began publishing
in Te Aroha. This newspaper merged with the Piako Post in
1986.
In March 2012 Jim Lucy owner of Te Aroha Print set up and
started publishing the Aroha Advertiser. There was a gap for
local news, and local advertisers needed a local forum.This
has grown and is now a well loved publication. The Aroha
Advertiser was purchased by Linda Forsman and Ron House
in December 2014 and will continue to develop and grow
with the wonderful support of the Te Aroha community.

Te Aroha News, Volume III, Issue 156,


29 May 1886, Page 2
FATAL ACCIDENT AT WAIORONGOMAI.
"In tbe midst of life we are in death These words are
often lightly spoken by many who do not pause to
consider their solemn meaning. The truism was terribly
exemplified in our rniust on Saturday last. In the
forenoon of that day Thomas Robinson, a well-known
resident of Waiorongomai, met with his death whilst
employed at the works now in progress r.t the New Era
Battery. Deceased and several others were engaged
in assisting 1 to raise the stone breaker (a large iron
casting weighing upwards of three tons) from the floor
of the battery to a place where it is to be fixed a little
above the newly-erected furnace, and about fifty feet
above the battery site. After the stone breaker had been
raised about four feet, the hawser to which the tackle
was attached, suddenly parted with the strain, and the
large mass of iron fell to the bottom of the skids with
a fearful crash, and, canting a little to one side, struck
Robinson, crushing part of his chest,
breaking fire 'of his ribs, and injuring him so severely
that he died within ten minutes from the time the

accident occurred. Another man named Edward Burton


was standing on top of the stone breaker at the time it
fell, but escaped with only a slight wound in the leg.
Mr McKay, the manager in charge of the erection of the
machinery was also employed at the timo near where
the stone breaker fell, and had a very narrow escape.
The tackle was well tied when raising the mass off the
floor, and was thought to be sufficiently strong and
perfectly safe, and no one apprehended that anything
would give way, however the hawser, which was an
eight-inch one, made of coir, snapped as already stated,
although it appeared to be solid and strong. The deceased
at the time of the accident was in" the act of assisting
Burton to take up a portion of the weights by hauling
in an endless chain tackle fixed to abeam immediately
above, and hooked on to a strop at the lower end of the
stone breaker. When the accident occurred, Robinson
was apparently about three feet from the skids, and no
doubt would have escaped serious injuries if the stone
breaker had lain where it had landed, but the foot of
the breaker was on the opposite side to where Robinson
was standing, and being considerably longer than
the other side it landed on the longest part first, and
immediately canted over about two foot, thus striking
Robinson before he could get away. The news of the sad
occurrence threw a great gloom over the whole place,
as deceased was widely known and highly respected.
Mr Dobsun, of Te Aroha, brother-inlaw of the deceased,
proceeded to Waiorongomai immediately on hearing
of the accident, and took all necessary steps towards
disposing of the remains until an inquest could be held.
THE INQUEST An inquest was held on Monday, the
21th, in the Premier Hotel, "Waiorongomui, before
Harry Iveuriek, Esq Coroner, and a jury consisting of
Messrs Samuel L. Hirst (Foreman), David Wallace,
Charles Fugill, Samuel T. Sinardon, Wm. Roycroffc,
John Borrie, and James Forsman. Alexander T. Me Kay
millwright and engineer, Edward Burton and Johane
Myers were examined relative to the accident and the
evidence went to prove that the cause of death was
accidental and a verdict was returned to that effect and
that no one was to blame.
FUNERAL: At 3 o'clock on Monday the remains were
conveyed from the residence of Mr Thomas Scott at
Waiorongomai to Mr Dobsons at Te Aroha. A large
number of the inhabitants of Waiorongomai and Te
Aroha attended and followed the body to Mr Dobsons
house, and expressed the utmost sympathy with the
relatives on their loss. The coffin was conveyed on
Tuesday morning by train to Ellerslie, and the remains
buried at Howick, at which place the father and mother
of the deceased are still living. Thomas Robinson was
aged 42 and unmarried.

Aroha Advertiser - Page 16

"They Also Serve"


Te Aroha Little Theatre February 21st 2015
Ilona Rogers and Cathie Harrop plus supporting musicians
will come to Te Aroha for two concerts in February of the
music and stories of New Zealand Women in World War
one.
They Also Serve looks at a part of our history which
has been largely overlooked in the current Centenary
commemorations of the Great World War of 1914-1918.
Some 700 women left New Zealand to serve as nurses, and
in similar roles, with the NZ Forces overseas and those from
allied countries. Sadly some never returned.
Their stories are thankfully not neglected.
Ilona and Cathie will bring you the tales and the music of
the women who stayed in NZ and helped their men from the
other side of the world in some very unusual and sometimes
amusing ways.
They Also Serve 21st February 2.00pm and 7.30pm
Te Aroha Little Theatre.
Bookings can be made at Piako Stationery Supplies in
Te Aroha 884-9110, online ta.dramatic.society@gmail.com
or leave a message with Jocelyn 884-8884

Our Services

Hospital Level Care

Rest Home Level Care

Respite Care

Palliative Care

Primary Care Inpatient Services

Young Person Disabled Care

Day Care Programme

Meals on Wheels (Te Aroha)

Our Operations Administrator, Sue Ferris


will assist you with your initial enquiry.

Telephone: (07) 884 8519

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Aroha Advertiser - Page 8

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If your Computer is giving you grief


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Aroha Advertiser - Page 18

Te Aroha Shows Festive


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People who were alone on Christmas Day not only had a


place to go to enjoy the fellowship of other residents, they
also had a feast fit for a King at St Josephs Church Hall..
The Annual Te Aroha Community Christmas Day Dinner
now in its 18th year, was held at St Josephs Catholic Hall
and attracted 150 people who sat down to a beautiful two
course meal, comprising Turkey & Ham, eight salads, plus
potatoes peas, and many different puddings. Punch (kindly
donated by Te Aroha Super Liquor) & Nibbles were served
before the meal.
While the volunteer organised event, originally started by
Te Aroha residents Tom and Corolyn Stephenson, increases
in popularity each year, we are still overwhelmed by the
generosity of the churches, business and surrounding community. People donated hams, turkeys, potatoes, pavlova
rolls, meringues and punch with many donations of money
from individuals as well as trusts, and with the help from
the 28 volunteers everything went without a hitch.
The dinner is free but many people donated generously.
Food that was left was given to people who attended the dinner to take home. Nothing was wasted.
In December, we were astounded by the generosity and support of the Te Aroha and surrounding community, and we
wish to thank the Rotary Club of Te Aroha for setting up the
hall and the many volunteers for their help to prepare and
serve the dinner and clean up. It would have been a big a
huge task without their help.
We would like to thank the many sponsors for without their
support this event would not be possible, but most of all we
thank Tom and Corolyn Stephenson, who cater relentlessly
for this event, their generosity is outstanding.
Sponsors:- Roy & Enid Nicol Trust,
Te Aroha Rotary, Tom & Corolyn Stephenson, St Josephs
Parish., Super Liquor,
New World (Morrinsville),
Countdown,(Te Aroha) , Te Aroha
Catholic Womens League, Te Aroha West
Institute, Te Aroha RSA Womens Section,
Spooner Family (Morrinsville) H. Steffert,
M.Clement, Jim & Heather(Morrinsville)
P & O Toms,
J Leslie, R.&V. Schrieber, C & B Walsh,
B & H Thomas, D. Mehrtens, Simmonds
Family, F.& J. Finn, A Bonenkamp,
H.Reid

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* Books
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* Cards & Magazines
* Commercial Stationery
* Printing
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Call in and see us for friendly and efficient service

Aroha Advertiser - Page 19

YOUTH
EMPOWERMENT
SERVICES

Active Aroha
February 2015

Summer always has loads to offer if events or recreational


activity is your favoured way to be active. From short walks
to Great Walks and trail riding or long cycle challenges Te
Aroha is ideally situated to access a huge variety of events
and activities within an hours drive from home. A few of
these are listed below but you can also view the new Sport
Waikato website events page where you can add your event
or update you r club details quickly and easily.
Close to home registrations have opened for the 2015 ECHO
Walking Festival this runs over the April school holidays
and has a huge variety of walks including plenty of family
friendly outings. Pick up a brochure from the iSite or visit
www.echowalkfest.org.nz. Entries are also open for the
inaugural Matamata -Piako Pia-Cow community triathlon on
14th March 2015. This has categories for children of varying
abilities and also a beginner adult distance (Mad Cows
and Raging Bulls) plus a corporate challenge team event
(Herd Mentality). Some businesses have already received
information on this and I encourage you to nominate your
rivals to a fun race see www.enteronline.co.nz for further
information and entry forms. Finally Project Energize are
running a fun Top Town Competition in Matamata on 15th
February for teams from Years 5/6 and 7/8 but time is running
out for Te Aroha teams to enter are still holding spaces for two
teams in each age group for Te Aroha. If you are interested
in showing Matamata and Morrinsville how great Te Aroha is
then please get in touch for more information.
For netball clubs there are training course beginning at a
centre near you in February and March if you want more
information please contact me. For winter sports thinking
about the upcoming season please get in touch if you want to
look at ways to develop your club this year.
Train hard, play fair, have fun.

Lou Beer
District Sports Co-ordinator
loub@sportwaikato.org.nz 0272265297

The Youth Empowerment Service are


seeking new recruits for the Youth Development Program.
The program known as 'YES Factor' provides opportunities
to gain skills in event coordination, communication and team
work while increasing confidence through the organisation
and delivery of Youth Events.We already have funding for
two events for 2015; The first will be slime party in March
and the second will be another quiz night.The Youth Leadership Development Program has been in operation for 3 years
with some of our original crew still involved. When not working on events the YES Factor Crew participate in fundraising
initiatives. Money raised is used to fund outings such as trips
to performances and Rainbows end. A portion of any profits
goes back to the members to assist them in obtaining their
driving licences.Meetings are on Wednesdays at 3.30pm.
For Further information please contact Leith on 027 2967886
or www.yes4youth.co.nz or Facebook YES Factor.

TENNIS

Te Aroha Tennis Club President is happy with the Clubs


progress this season with an increase in Senior and Junior
Membership, he is also thankful for the hard work Owen
Passau does in maintaining the superb Grass Courts.
Owen is pictured with the Clubs ancient Farmall Tractor
and some of the Clubs Juniors who are Coached every
Wednesday.
For enquiries about Coaching contact Piako Coach Clem
Apted at 8844548.

Owen Passau and some of the club's Juniors - pic supplied


by Clem Apted.

Aroha Advertiser - Page 20

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Aroha Advertiser - Page 21

A Resident's
Ramblings
To Berm or not to Berm.that is the question!
According to the recurring observations of the numerous
visitors to our town we, as residents ot Te Aroha, are privileged
to live in what is arguably one of New Zealands prettiest
and well-kept small towns. However one of the detracting
sights to be seen around this lovely town of ours has to be the
odd unkempt berm which, at this time of year it is not only
unsightly but could also be deemed to be a fire hazard.
The question needs to be asked if leaving them unmown
is acceptable and if not, then whose responsibility is it to
maintain these bermsCouncil? The adjoining section
owner?
I presume that local Council legally owns these berms, but a
number of years ago relinquished responsibility in regards to
the maintenance of them. Their plausible argument would be
that the cost of continuing to maintain these berms would be
expensive and would need to be covered by increasing rates,
thus a cost to all rate payers. But is this fair to those who
diligently maintain their own berms?
Should we then place the onus on those residents in the
adjoining property? Some of these are elderly and are not
capable of maintaining them and/or would struggle to afford
the extra cost. Others are tenants or owners who simply
believe it is not their responsibility. Should Council maintain
them and then charge the adjoining ratepayer?
It would not be an unreasonable assumption to presume that
if Council started to mow just the unmown Berms, then very
few of us would be mowing them. So logic therefore depicts
that it is an all or nothing scenario
Interesting to note was that last week some property owners
in town received a letter from Council informing them that
the property owned by you may have become overgrown
and could potentially becom a fire hazard. The letter goes
on to state when weather conditions exist that require the
restriction to be imposed (December 20) there is a higher
likelihood of vegetation posing a fire hazard and Council
request that you remedy the situation at your earliest
convenience
Is this not somewhat hypocritical on Councils part considering
the amount of land that they own which could be considered
a hazard and which has not been remedied at their earliest
convenience. Tut tut council.
This issue needs to be resolved, if not for the hazard factor,
then to maintain Towns high standards and beauty. The
decision on who you perceive to be responsible I will leave to
the reader but it would be nice if someone stepped up and
sorted the problem.

The View From The


PALACE WINDOW

Looking south from the Palace there's


a ray of shining light coming from
132 Whitaker St where the Aroha
Advertiser and Pittsy's Radio (it will always be Pittsy's to me)
have a new lease of life and the promise of future continuation.
Thanks Ron and Linda for keeping an integral part of the
community going.
My wife and I recently helped form Keep Te Aroha Beautiful,
a branch of Keep NZ Beautiful. Apart from sorting out some
graffiti in town there hasnt been a lot to do. Our community
does a pretty good job already.
When talking to visitors to town, we hear phrases like Piece
of Paradise Hidden Gem Step back in time, and it makes
me proud to be part of this town.
Like all towns we have our under belly. Our villains, drugs,
vandals and political bureaucrats, but these are over shadowed
by the real people.
We have a uniqueness and individuality about us. Were a
destination town on the side of a mountain playground, yet
supported by a large rural and commercial industry that sees
low unemployment and mostly owner operated businesses.
As you can tell Im pretty passionate about our Village and
for those of you who get fed up with not having Fast-food or
being unable to buy smokes and alcohol after 9 or buy shoes
or white wear etc, take some time away and on your return
you may also see that Little Piece of Paradise.
TE AROHA..YOU ROCK

Treasure Our Children


Pre-schooler's Day Out
Te Aroha Plunket is Celebrating
Children's Day
Herries Park Te Aroha
Sunday 1st March
10am - 1pm
Come dressed as a Pirate or Princess and receive
a prize.

Sausage Sizzle $1
Activities for your preschooler
Stalls
Raffles
Ice cream
Treasure Hunt
Food & Refreshments available
Contact Lee for more details 0274865985
or Stall Bookings contact Emma 0277585997
or Adelle 0279034013.
Check out our Face Book page.

Aroha Advertiser - Page 22

Sandfly City Classifieds


Classified advertisments are charged per line - $14.00 for 5 lines
extra lines $1.50 each
Display advertisements all $15.00 each

Situations Vacant

FOR SALE

Carseat Infasecure Luxi Convertable 0 - 8


years. New condition. Only used once.
Includes locking clip and seat protector.
Exp 13/12/2023 Model CS4210/CS4310
$300.00 ono phone Lizzie 021-722-211

Garage Sale

Super Garage Sale....Finally got the wife to


let go!
92 Ritchie Street, Te Aroha
February 7th 8.00am till noon.

Te Aroha Family Budgeting Services Inc have


a vacancy in their office for a Budget Services
Manager.
The applicant should have management and
computer skills and be prepared to complete
a Budget Advisers certificate.
Training will be provided.
A job desctiption is available from
The Secretary,
Te Aroha Family Budgeting Services (Inc) at
195 Whitaker Street, Te Aroha
Phone 884-7490
Applications close 9th March 2015

Trades & Services

We're all moved in with lots of stuff left over.


Concrete Resurfacing
F&P Fridge, LG Microwave, top quality designer
bedding, down quilts, Fisher rice toys, clothes racks,
Cowsheds, Goat Sheds, Pig Sheds,
2 vacuum cleaners, Samsung DVD entertainment
If it's too rough, we will make it smooth
system, designer pillows, baseball bats, Tumi luggage,
If it's too smooth we will make it safe
many board games, older iMac Apple 5 computer with
Call Rick
mouse and keyboard, brass trumpet and case, books,
0274-727-824
office supplies, exercise hand weights, 2 end tables,
umbrellas, new fireplace screen, kitchen ware,
CAR CLEANING.
4 laptop cases, clothes, filing cabinets, large wood
Your vehicle professionally cleaned inside and out.
book shelf, office chair, CD's, modems, Breville
TE AROHA
ADVERTISER
toaster,
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and much, much, much ADVERT
Customer comments: It looks like its new!
more. All in good condition, some in original
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packaging.
Goldies special $69 for small/medium car.
Other vehicles $80/$120.
Call John for a quote. 8849434 / 021656450

wanted to rent

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FREE Start up kit and


training provided.
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DEBBIE: 021 203 0074

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Aroha Advertiser - Page 23

TE AROHA WORD SEARCH


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Aroha Advertiser

TE AROHA
AND
DISTRICT

The Aroha Advertiser is printed and


distributed during the first week of each
month throughout the Te Aroha region. If
you have any contributions please contact us.
Deadline for next issue:
Friday 27th February 2015
All enquiries can be directed to:
Aroha Advertiser
132 Whitaker Street Te Aroha
phone: 0273-975-896 or 884 9133
email: arohaadvertiser@gmail.com

MUSEUM
TE WHARE TAONGA O TE AROHA
OPENING HOURS Summer Season - Everyday 11.00am-4.00pm
Other times - by appointment only
see

and
Comedisplays
the

102 Whitaker Street, Te Aroha


Phone/fax 07 884 4427
Email: tearohamuseum@xtra.co.nz www.tearoha-museum.com

UPCOMING NEWSWORTHY
EVENT? give us a call
HOLIDAYS

Kelby Stewart
Landscape & Building
All landscape work, soft and hard
All aspects of building work
Bobcat & tip truck
Ph 07 862 8748 Mob 021 395 400
E. info@kelby.co.nz www.kelby.co.nz

For some people holidays come around but once a year


Be it to a welcoming beach or a destination you hold so dear
Sunshine and freedom and to just do whatever you like
Pack up the car for a picnic, perhaps hiking
or for cyclists the enjoyment of your navigation al bike
Alarm clocks, timetables, and school pick ups, have all been put on hold
as mindset friendships and whatever issues soon make way for a new day
be it a barbecue, paint the fence, or just come what may
Distant horizons suddenly become a realty at last
and one's thoughts and excitement happily being now so fast
as memories, places and people, will soon take place
like a memorable restaurant with different food, and a diner's happy face.
Airports, motels, and the buzz of activity, cement the thoughts of throughought the year,
suddenly come by so incredibly fast like cap in hand as the dye is cast
As the dreams and aspirations, planning and hard saving are now a reality,
for the last 12 months, you've been craving
So au revoir, kia ora, see you soon
I'm off on holiday WOW I'm over the moon and happy new year to you all
loud and clear

Aroha Advertiser - Page 24

Submitted by Noel Hinge

Community Information
Te Aroha
TE AROHA

BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
INCORPORATED

Happy New Year everyone what a fantastic


start to the year for Te Aroha. Colin Hallett
was awarded the Queens Service Medal for
services to Search and Rescue and outdoor
recreation. Its a well deserved award for
someone who has and continues to contribute
so much time and expertise to the community.
Regular walking track users will be aware of
the work done to improve accessibility to the
Tutumangao Falls, which has made it an easy
and beautiful walk for locals and visitors. We
congratulate Colin and thank him for all his
work.The i-SITE team is excited to offer a
new service in Te Aroha. As from this week
we offer Auckland/Waikato Fish and Game
Council fishing licences and you will also
receive a free Guide for Anglers outlining
fishing regulations. There are no additional
fees when buying from us and were open 7
days, making it easy for you to pick up that
licence before you go!
WHOLE SEASON:

Adult $123.00

Junior $25.00

Child free

Family $160.00

Non-Resident $160.00

WINTER SEASON (1 April 2015 - 30


September 2015):

Adult $74.00

Junior $15.00

Child free

24 HOUR:

Adult $25.00

Junior $7.00

Child free

Age Categories:

Water Levels

With all this


hot weather our
water supplies
have been under
some pressure.
Little Dripper
has been popping up around
the district to bring you up to date with
water restrictions. Keep an eye out for
the billboards and posters around town
and in the paper or check out our website
and Facebook page for updates and
handy tips on how you can save water.
Be on the lookout for our cool water
saving competition starting soon and you
could win a family pass to the pools.
Restricted Fire Season
Predictions of more dry weather mean
a restricted fire season is in place for
the Matamata-Piako District, including
Department of Conservation land. All
open fires must have a permit before being lit and currently no permits are being
issued. Though some areas of the district
are still reasonably green the risk of fire
is continuing to rise.
Recycling Text Reminders
Can't remember which week to put your
recycling out? Simply text subscribe
zone2 to 5801 and we will send you a
text the day before reminding you to put
your bins out - this is particularly handy
around public holidays


Adult 18 years and over on 1
October 2014

2014

Junior 12 - 17 years on 1 October


Child 11 years and under on 1
October 2014

Its not long now until A Day in the Domain


a big date on the Te Aroha calendar. This
year it will feature The Psychedelic Cosmic
Cowboys, a seven piece band from Waihi
and Florida. Renowned for their original,
interactive folk rock beats they are sure to
get your toes tappin and your soul swingin.
You can also get involved in Waikato Bubble
Soccer, thats right soccer in a bubble! Its
great fun for players and even more hilarious
for spectators. There is more flat land
available for stallholders this year, so now
is the time get your applications in for your
site at A Day in the Domain Sunday 15th
March 2015. More information at www.
domainday.co.nz and on Facebook www.
Facebook.com/ADayintheDomain
Cheers from the i-SITE team

Aroha Advertiser - Page 25

We hope everyone had a relaxing Christmas and


New-Year. The Association has been busy, and we
are looking forward to an even busier 2015.
Christmas Promotion
Thanks to our committee Allison Ward, Kay
Russell, Sarah Matafeo-Ross, Tara Werder and
Ron House, for organising another successful
promotion and congratulations to all the winners.
Promotional Clip
We obtained funding from Grassroots Trust to
complete a promotional clip for the town. The
final result will be a 30second and a 60 second add
suitable for broadcast and the web. We will also
receive a 4 5 minute clip, which will be suitable
for the web, promotion and information display,
with an additional cut specifically for DOC who
agreed to waive fees to film on their land for access
to the footage. DOC have advised that they may be
interested to display it their website and/or at their
visitor centres.
The brief to Central TV was movie trailer quality
production. With the Drone footage captured by
Virtuoso on Monday 20th January we are well on
our way to having some good media collateral that
we can help promote our fantastic Town. Thanks to
Kaimai Valley Services, Lance and Jim who helped
with access to the mountain and Council staff at the
domain, pools and spas. It is surprising how much
time and effort goes into such a short production.
However, provided the quality is as expected this
will be a valuable tool in promoting our Town and
the District, thanks to all those involved.
Mountain Radio
Thanks to Linda and her team for getting the
music back in the streets. This is an iconic part of
Te Aroha and we are all keen to see it remain part
of town for years to come. The Te Aroha Business
Association will continue to support the mountain
radio in our Town.
Te Aroha dollars
There are plenty of Te Aroha dollars about
following all those Christmas gifts. Make sure
you support those businesses that are part of the
Association, and dont forget to get your Te Aroha
dollars from Kays Way or Piako Stationery.
Tradies Evenings
The Association have been running Tradies
evenings to help include the trades into the
Association. We are currently looking for any trade
business interested in hosting, please contact Sarah
Matafeo-Ross
BA5
Unfortunately Tara Werder is no longer to facilitate
the BA5 meetings. A big thanks to Tara for her
work for the Association during her membership.
We would like to keep the BA5s going and will
be looking for someone to take over from Tara. If
you are keen to keep the BA5 going please contact
Sarah Matafeo-Ross for details.
Next Meeting
5:30 Tuesday 10th Feb at the RSA
Shaun ONeill
Chairman

Community News
Community pages are brought to you with the
Vocals Kick off Season
support of BUNNINGS

TE AROHA CROQUET

Croquet club members dressed in their new uniforms that

are the envy of the other croquet clubs.


Croquet is played Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at
10.00am.
"The club is keen for new members who will be made very
welcome" said Club President Maurice Hight.
Croquet is an easy game to play and the club will lend you
mallets.

Future Te Aroha
An Exciting New Year!
There are lots of activities happening at
Future Te aroha this year!
Taming of the Shrew
a fun 80's adaptation of one of Shakespeare's most famous
comedies.
With a live band playing 80's favourites, it's sure to be a show
you don't want to miss.
La Cage Aux Folles
The Tony Award winning original Broadway production of
La Cage Aux Folles is known for its powerful anthem 'I am
what I am,' and songs 'You on my arm,' and 'The best of times.'
Directed by Quintin Anderson, it is a show not to be missed!
Auditions to be announced
Classes 2015
Look out in the paper for our classes and after school activities
starting back in February 2015
Teach Guitar?
Do you, or someone you know, love to play the guitar? Then
maybe this is for you!
Future Te Aroha are looking for a new guitar teacher. If this
sounds like something
you would be interested in, then give us a call on
(07) 884 9489 or e-mail us on
futureta@xtra.co.nz
Wanted
Musical Director for Future Te Aroha
For working on shows and setting up music classes.
Hours flexible.
Call (07) 884 9489 or e-mail futureta@xtra.co.nz if you're interested.

The Community Choir, an exciting innovation on the Te


Aroha Arts Scene had an amazing 2014 growing in both
sound and repertoire. The vocal group performed at the Te
Aroha Arts Festival - Music Mix in May, Morrinsville Art
Festival in September and again at the Open Art Show in
December. Amazing workshops delivered by international
backing vocalist Sharlene Hector ( Basement Jaxx, Stevie
Wonder ) in March plus an ongoing series with British/
Caribbean recording artist, music producer and song writer
Kevin Mark Trail raised the bar. An original song 'Aroha
Aroha' written by the group with Kevin's direction will be
recorded shortly and had its world premiere at the Open Art
Show in December.
The 2015 Season kicks off with rehearsals and workshops
every Wednesday 6:15pm at the Senior Citizens Hall. All
voices are very welcome to join this expanding group. An
exciting programme is being developed for this year with
Festivals, Performances and Recordings. We are looking for
all voices aged 12 upwards and especially welcome male
voices. Kevin will continue his collaboration with the choir
as well as develop song writing and music production with
any one keen to explore this area of music.
For any further information please call 020 055 2416 or
07 884 8938.

Continuing Education (Te Aroha)


Over 60 Lectures for all ages

Companionship - Stimulation - Entertainment


3rd Wednesday of each month
St Mark's Lounge 1.30pm $3.00 entrance
Further information:
Paul Power
Leader 884-8696
Bev Dick
Treasurer 884-9310
Lyndsay Noble
Secretary 884-9299

18th February "How to live with Arthritis" Trevor
Fredricks Arthritis Educator Hamilton.

Aroha Advertiser - Page 26

Community Sport & Rec


Feast Taekwondo New Zealand
Come and join in. We train every Tuesday and
Thursday from 6pm till 8pm at the Scout Hall on
Honi Street. (Next to The Little Theatre)
First lesson is free

WAITOA BOWLING CLUB


Kowhai Street

Twilight Social Bowls


Every MONDAY Evening
6.00pm start

Any questions?
Contact Instructor Craig Wilson on (027) 2150415

Come along, get fit and learn some


self defence!

TE AROHA MAHJONG CLUB

Every Friday, Tui Park Bowling Club at 12.30. Come and join
the fun! We will teach you if have never played before.
Ring Patsy Cross 884 8891 or Berry Cook 884 9868.

PILATES

classes held at Te Aroha Body Clinic every


Tuesday at 1pm and Friday at 4.30pm, all ages and abilities
welcome, great exercise for strengthening the core, toning and
mobility, $10 per person. Enquiries phone Vicki 889 4566

TUI PARK
BOWLING CLUB
TWILIGHT BOWLS

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME


First year subs $40.00

All enquiries to
Graeme Blackford (President) 884 7576
Louise Buchan (Secretary) 884 8886

Taekwondo Self Defence


Course for Women

A six week course is being held every Wednesday

from
6:30 till 8pm at the Scout Hall on Honi
Street. Classes will start on the 11th February.

$40 for the whole course.

Expressions of interest...

Contact Instructor Bailee Foulds on (027)8470891

TE AROHA
TENNIS CLUB

ALL YEAR
TENNIS

Wednesday and
Monday,
Friday at 9.00am.
Everyone welcome.
Also every Saturday - Tennis at 1.00pm.
Details phone club coach
Clem Apted 884 4548.

TE AROHA
500 CARD CLUB
Do you enjoy playing 500?
Club meets every Thursday 1pm
Senior Citizens Hall
If you haven't played for awhile, tuition will be given.
Come and enjoy a social afternoon. All ages welcome

ROADCYCLING

Starts Wed 11th


February @ 6pm
Entries to T. Mace 884 9012

Bowls provided
$10 including Sausage Sizzle
Come along and have some fun
Phone 884 7658 for more details

Small social Roadcycling group (more than 20 years)


is looking for some social "riders".
Riding on Tuesdays/Thursday morning.
Slow and Medium groups.
For more information call:
Jim 027 381 7988 or John 07 884 9984
Tony 07 888 8770 (Matamata)
Te Aroha Tramping Club trips for
February

1st Feb Hakarimata Taupiri


Average Petrol $7.00
Two small walks today, first going to see the Hakarimata kauris with lots of steps to climb up and back down, then a short
walk to the top of Mt Taupiri with another great view!
For more details contact John 884 7005 or Judy 884 8841
15th Feb Mount Eliza Mine Kaimai Ranges
Average Petrol $8.00
Starting at the Katikati end of Thompsons Track then a gradual climb to Mount Eliza Mine where there is some brickwork
remaining of the old mine. Returning via Thompsons Track
about 5 hours Could be muddy in places.
For more details contact Colin 884 9308 or John 884 7005

TE AROHA CROQUET CLUB

Croquet is played every Tuesday, Thursday and


Saturday at 1.00pm in the beautiful Te Aroha Domain.
Beginners are very welcome with equipment supplied.
Aroha Advertiser - Page 27

Community Groups
HOUSIE

"Nah, I leave it to the grandkids to show me"

Every Monday Night


from 7.30pm
Te Aroha RSA
Rewi Street, Te Aroha
Ph 884-8124

Sound like you? It needn't be


So get along to an entertaining evening
hosted by SeniorNet
Learn about new technology to help in
your everyday life
Be one of the first to see a 3d printer in action
Find out if Social Media/Networking is right for you.
Date: 3rd March 2015

Time: 5.00pm

The Te Aroha bureau, also serving Morrinsville, offers a free,


impartial and confidential service.
Our trained volunteers can help with information on
anything and everything.
We are a one stop shop of information with a local and national
computerised data base from which we can give you assistance
with:
Consumer rights, education, tenancy, income support,
employment issues, health, immigration, personal etc.
We hold many application forms and continue to host a
fortnightly free legal clinic with Community Law Waikato.
The bureau is also the agent for the Te Aroha Community
Food Bank.

The bureau is situated in the News Arcade,


Whitaker St. Te Aroha
Opening hours 10.00-2.00 Monday-Friday
Ph 884 8037 email cab.tearoha@xtra.co.nz

WANTED
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Te Aroha Community Services Van
If you are interested in driving people to
medical appointments in Thames or Hamilton
or just locally in Te Aroha, we would love to
hear from you.
Please phone Gary Johnston 07 884 9336
AUDITIONS

Ophelia Thinks Harder


by Jean Betts
An adaptation of Shakespeares Hamlet

Main Parts:

Ophelia, Maid, Hamlet & Horatio


Up to 16 actors are required for rehearsal through to End
April 2015
Te Aroha Little Theatre
Sunday 8th February 2.00pm

Location: St Mark's
Church Hall

PARISH OF
ST MARKS
TE AROHA DIOCESE OF WAIKATO & TARANAKI

Services
Sunday: 8am & 9:30am Holy Communion
Wednesday: 10am Holy Communion
1 February: Lawrence House and Hospital: 3:45pm
18 February: Ash Wednesday Service 10am and 7pm
Op shop
Open Fridays 10am 2pm.
We are looking for volunteers to help in our op-shop. For more details please contact St. Marks on
884 8728.
Fellowship
Womens Fellowship Thursday 19 February
Mens Group Thursday 26 February
Coming Events
March 22: Music concert with Fr Chris Skinner and Couples For Christ. 1pm. $15pp includes
afternoon tea. Proceeds toward maintenance of St. Marks historic Queen Anne organ.
Tickets available from Liz Harrop. Contact 884 9292.
For more details, please see our website on www.stmarkstearoha.weebly.com

TE AROHA & DISTRICT MUSEUM


We urgently require helpers at the Museum,
especially on the weekends.
Hours are between 11-4 in summer and 12-3 in winter.
One day a month would be a fantastic help,
training given.
If you are able to help keep our local Museum open 7 days
a week, please contact the museum 884 4427

Piako Concert Brass


DO / DID YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
DO YOU NEED TO BORROW AN INSTRUMENT?
DO YOU ENJOY PLAYING MUSIC IN A FRIENDLY
GROUP?
DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN DO ALL THESE THINGS
AND MORE
WAIHOU HALL ON TUESDAYS 7 9pm
Come along and give us a try and Keep Live music Alive!
For more info call Kate 078849434 or e.mail jkr1984@xtra.co.nz

Aroha Advertiser - Page 28

Community Groups
In the spirit of continuing to support our amazing community
and fairness to the advertisers, as from our next issue, all
Community Groups and Sport & Rec advertisers will be
charged according to the size of their advertisements.
The charges will be between $5 and $20. There will of course
be no charge for general contributions.
We will keep these charges as low as we possibly can, because
we want to be of service to our community, and appreciate
your support and understanding.
Cheers
Aroha Advertiser

TE AROHA

Meeting at Te Aroha
Club, Centennial Ave
Wednesday nights 5.30
for 6.00pm. Phone secretary 884 9521 for more information.

405B Manawaru Road


Monday and Friday 9.30am - 12.00 noon
3 free visits
Phone 022 028 2011
or email manawaru.playcentre@gmail.com for further
information.

Te Aroha
Group
Sending appeals to authorities to protect people from torture and
other ill treatment is an activity you might like to do in a group.
We have been sending appeals on behalf of two West Papuan prisoners
in August. By 2 September they both had been released.
The Urgent Action letter-writing group meets every last Wednesday of
the Month at 1.30 pm.
If you are interested to join our group please contact Marion
phone: 884 4108 www.amnesty.org.nz

Te ACC
C

Aroha

Community

New
New
Wednesdays
Senior
$2
per
All
ages

Songs
Citizens
session
12+

All
All

Season!!!!!
!!!!!!
6.15
Hall
singers
welcome

VOCAL
WORKSHOPS
P E R F O R M A N C E S
R E C O R D I N G S
SONG
WRITING
SOLO, GROUP + CHOIR
Good

Call

Songs

022

050

in

2416

all

styles

for

President: Mrs Daphne Ellis Ph 884 4347


Meetings every Tuesday 1.30pm
Senior Citizens Hall, 24 Church Street
New members welcome
February Programme
February 3rd
Library activities
February 10th Don Letcher - Music
February 17th Animal Rescue
February 24th Music

Cards (500) and Indoor Bowls every Thursday 1.00pm


Contact Daphne Ph 884-4337

Become a Competent Speaker

JOIN PIAKO TOASTMASTERS!


I always had a fear of standing in front of an audience and delivering
a speech. For years it was beyond my ability and way, way out of my
comfort zone.
Then, after much prompting, I took the plunge and joined The Piako
Toastmaster Club.
After 6 speeches or so, my voice stopped trembling, I learnt to smile and
actually began to enjoy the experience. No more trembling hand and
voice, no more sleepless nights thinking about it. I have just completed
my 30th speech and wish I had done this 20 years earlier.
Join our friendly club and see what it can do for you. We meet at 7:30pm
every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in the month at Morrinsville Senior
Citizens Hall.

MANAWARU PLAYCENTRE

Te

TE AROHA SENIOR CITIZENS

info

For more information, phone Neil on 07 884 7668

Grey Power

Te Aroha

New Zealand

Grey Power

Federation Incorporated

For the 50 +
We
have
the
Wisdom
- We have the Power
Report of Six Monthly

Lobby
Trip
to Wellington
Ever
wanted
to have
held from your
Marchsay?
21st-24th
2011 Come to our friendly meetings to discuss the issues
that affect Seniors in NZ today.
We must work together to retain what we have.
Grey Power is fighting for our rights.
There is strength in numbers.
Meeting first monday of every second month at St John Ambulance Hall.
10am (coffee/tea 9.30)
Everyone welcome.
Wonderful Guest Speakers
our Regular Newsletter and the Quarterly News Paper.
1 | P a Enjoy
ge
For membership phone Berry Cook 07 884 9868

Aroha Advertiser - Page 29

Community Groups
Leith Vickers
YES Manager
185 Whitaker Street
Te Aroha
Phone 07 8849177, or 027 2967886
Website yes4youth.co.nz

NEED HELP FROM RED CROSS?

For Community Van



Phone Gary 884 9336
For Wheelchairs, Crutches etc

Phone Frank 884 7954
For Meals on Wheels

Phone Lelia 884 9962
For enquiries phone Grace 884 8475 or Judy 884 7954

Te Aroha SHOPPING BUS


Door to Door free service!!

Donation Welcome

TE AROHA TOWN BUS


every second Tuesday all year round (Pension Day)
Information and bookings for

Te Aroha, Morrinsville & Matamata

Morrinsville
16th Mar
18th May

Hamilton

884 4347

Matamata

16th Feb
20th Apr

3rd Monday of
the month

9th Feb.

Bookings

884 8078

Te Aroha Shopping Bus is provided for the community by


Charitable Trust No. CC22427
Te Aroha Springs Community Trust

CALLING ALL WOMEN!!


Te Aroha Mountain Lions need you!!
Make new friends and help make a
difference to our community.

JOIN US NOW
Phone Wanda 07 884 7489 for further details

Advice Bureau New Zealand Citizens


offers free confidential and impartial help with any problem or issue
people may have
The Te aroha bureau, which also covers Morrinsville, is offering
members of our communities the opportunity to join ths nationally
acclaimed organisation.
We need people who are:
Able to listen
Are open minded
Interested in people
Able to make a regular time commitment
As a volunteer the CAB will provide you with comprehensive training as
well as the tools you need to provide the CAB service.
If you would like to know more about volunteering for the CAB contact
the bureau for more information.
137 Whitaker Street, Te Aroha
07 884 8037
cab.tearoha@xtra.co.nz

TRANSPORT FOR
MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS
WAIKATO
THAMES
LOCAL
and much more

NEW ZEALAND

RED CROSS

THE COMMUNITY VAN


PHONE GARY 884 9336

Do you want your children to have the toys that you have
always dreamed of having? Without the cost and hassle of
having your house over run with toys?
Then the Te Aroha Toy Library is for you!
There are HUNDREDS of toys to choose from for less than the weekly price of a
Popsicle!One annual subscription, without any additional borrowing fees! This is one
of the top toy librarys in the region, with toys in fantastic condition.

Come along and check it out, opposite "The Nunnery,


behind St. Davids Parish, Burgess St, Te Aroha.

Contact Jane on 07 8380 328 or your local


contact Michelle 884 7545

Open Wednesday evenings and alternate Friday and Saturday


mornings.
Fees: $70 per year or $40 for Community Service Card Holders!
Phone Joline 07 884 8216

Aroha Advertiser - Page 30

Spoilt Rotten Grooming


and Day Care
GILLIAN BEATH
All Breeds Dog Groomer
15 years experience
Bookings essential

buy local sell local


rural and lifestyle blocks
Mike Swney
Rural & Lifestyle Consultant
P: 07 884 9547
M: 027-624-8214

5147 State Highway 26 RD2 Te Aroha 3392


07 884 9220 022 649 0992
gillianbob@xtra.co.nz www.spoiltrottendoggrooming.com

$10995

213A Whitaker Street, Te Aroha


Ph/Fax: 07 884 9378 Mob: 0274 744 144
Email: stanishsigns@xtra.co.nz

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Freshly imported car with only 68000 certified


kms. Easy access with high seating

footpath signs
Com
shop fronts & fascias
sign manufacturers
banners flags stickers
With Compliments
car detailing
computer cut lettering
frosting
wide format digital printing
vans trucks buses boats
uniforms & sportswear printing

Kenrick Street, Te Aroha

0800 838 900

Office

ASSIST

CV's, Health & Safety Manuals, Newsletter design,


Business Card design all formatting of documents
Office help:
Debtors, Creditors, payroll etc..

Computer Servicing & Repairs Virus Removal


No Call Out Fee Available Weekends

Linda Forsman
0275 667 922

Joe Marshall 021 267 4480

Lady of the House Beauty


3 Lipsey Street, Te Aroha
Ph: 07 884 4555 Fax: 07 884 4005
A/H: 07 884 7828 Mob: 0274 908 858

WOF Inspections
Vehicle Maintenance & Repairs
Free Battery Testing & Charging
Quotes

Threading
Waxing
Brazilians
Tinting
Lash Extensions

Clinic in Te Aroha

(Advance Bookings essential)

027 740 5881

BRAZILIAN CLUB

Book every 4 weeks and pay


only $30 per treatment
(conditions apply)

www.facebook.com/ladyofthehousebeauty

Aroha Advertiser - Page 31

PALACE HOTEL NEWS

Proud to be the home of $12 Lunch


(or $10 if you have your gold card!)
Looking forward to the Super 15, NRL & Cricket World Cup starting in the next few weeks

Be in to enjoy the tipping competitions & all the sport on the BIG screens
6.30pm till 8pm Fri & Sat Hotpot

& a Pint $15

Mexican Party 14th March Dress up in Ya Poncho


$5 head get SHOT at the door!! Nibbles, prizes, music, good times!!
Te Aroha Motorcycle and Classic Car Poker Run 28 Feb Registration 8.30am @ Palace

Coming up soon..Men of Steel.Illusionist.heaps more!!


Checkusouton

tokeepintouchwithallofourhappenings!!

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