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Welcome to
Maungaturoto, A Real New Zealand Town ‘Gettin’ on with it!’
Last month local women enjoyed primping,
preening and celebrating being female at an
event that embodied community and team spirit.
The Girls Indulgency Night was great fun, but
what’s even better is that it’s generated undreamed of and unexpected positive spinoffs.
The fundraiser, organised by Leigh Knightbridge
with help from many others, earned about $2700
for Maungaturoto Primary School. About 50
people had trade stalls and provided massages,
makeovers, manicures and more. Participants
came from far and wide - Elite Beauty School in
Whangarei had eight people there. The evening
attracted 170 women.
And while the intention was to get money to buy
equipment for the school sandpit, people are enjoying benefits they certainly didn’t expect.
For example, one woman had a brief reflexology
session. She’s since gone to Mangawhai for the
full deal, is raving about the treatment and has
spread the word. I already know that at least
one other person has booked in to get their
health issues sorted. It’s likely others also got
positive and ongoing benefits from the evening.
Leigh says “lots of people were fantastic”, especially Debbie Thornton and Joy Cullen. Her children - Brooke and Amanda - were also stars
along with husband Grant who provided staff and
a truck and a team of spunky waiters.
When they got involved these people thought
they were just organising a fun evening and raising money.
But, at the end of the day, they’ve given people
much more which means that, they too, end up
getting more out of the event than they expected.
So reach out, get involved, share and participate
- unexpected bonuses await.
Rae
(in Eve’s absence)
PS: A new business that learned about the Lifestyle Field Day from a chatty local has secured
new business. Different event, similar result.
The benefits keep rolling in.

Issue 59 June 2006

Congratulations to:Eileen Parsons
For competing in the Rotorua Marathon on
the 6th of May.
Eileen walked the Marathon in a time of 7
hours and 20 minutes, finishing within the cut
off period for the race and receiving a T/Shirt
for her effort.
As one of the 1,950 people taking part, she
said it was an awesome experience and one
she would like to repeat!!

BROOKS
MOTORS LTD
153 Hurndall St
Maungaturoto
Ph/Fax (09) 431-8059
would like to remind all motorists
to please be on the lookout
for children walking to and from
school AND hopping on and off
our SCHOOL BUSES

Please slow down when passing a bus that has
stopped to drop off or pick up children

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Non-profit organisations are urged to send in articles to
promote themselves, especially those that have paid up for
the year and are entitled to a free quarter page space. We
would love to hear from you! If you have an item you want
mentioned in the “Matters” you can either contact me at the
address below or drop it into the RED BOX in the window at
Tony’s Stationers in Hurndall Street. If it is an advert the
fees are printed on the top right of Page 1.

Please note we do not usually accept photographs as
they do not copy very well and the effect is often
lost; and we do not accept “Letters to the Editor”
as we do not have enough room to print them.
Editor

Payments to

Eve Tinsley
81 Gorge Rd
Ph: (09) 431-8624
E-Mail contributions to:-

Maungaturoto Business Association
P.O. Box 47, Maungaturoto or

maungie.mtrs@clear.net.nz

CAREGIVERS
Staff Required
If you are kind, honest & reliable.
If you would like to help people of all
ages remain in their homes, helping
with housework, shopping, child
minding & personal cares - we have
full & part time positions available in
the Paparoa and Maungaturoto areas.

Contact
Gale Albert, Ph: (09) 431 8232;
Fax: (09) 431 8292; Mob:0274 855572

E-mail:albertbuildings@clear.net.nz

DEADLINES FOR NEXT ISSUE
Advertising and Editorial:

Tuesday 20 June

Choose hours to suit yourself.
Top industry rates paid.
Mileage paid.
2 holiday homes available to staff.
Ph: 09 425 9999

The Community Health
Days
CAR SEAT
RENTAL SCHEMES
Infant, Child & Booster Seats Available
Long or short term hire
We also have for purchase Child Harnesses,
Locking Clips and Ext. Straps
For rental details Ph Kathleen Rich (09)431 8505

That’s every Thursday 4pm to 5pm
Homebuilders House
Maungaturoto.

PARENT SUPPORT COFFEE MORNING
Held on the first Thursday of every 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.

MAUNGATUROTO
BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Next Meeting - 1st June - Budgeting Suggestions
We have a visit from Otamatea Budgeting Service for
discussions on family budgeting, and ideas for
minimising child expenses.

Community Centre Hall
5.30pm

For further details Ph Jennifer (09) 431 6343.

Wednesday 7th June

Enquiries: Gale Albert 431 8232

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Real Town Maungaturoto
Real Town Maungaturoto has been successful
in obtaining a grant from ASB Trust for new
equipment for the playground.
Council has already set aside funds for landscaping the area.
The use of these funds will enable the playground to be brought up to today's safety standards giving the town a very attractive area for
residents and travellers, enticing them to stop in
Maungaturoto.
Once the first draft of the concept plan is available we will be consulting with various interested groups to enable input from all different
sectors. Further down the track when the
weather dries up and we begin to put things together we will be looking for volunteers to help
as this will make our funding go further.

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THANK YOU
On behalf of the Maungaturoto Business Association and Real Town Maungaturoto, I would
like to thank Kauri Park Nurseries for
their very generous donation to the town, of
plants to replant our tubs and the gardens.
What a difference it has made to our Street.
The tubs are once again tidy and the gardens
are looking great with the lovely flaxes and
grasses.
Their expertise in showing us where to place
the plants was also greatly appreciated.
.
Anne Squires-Tantrum.

Watch this space for updates.
Anne Squires-Tantrum

Jenny’s Rural Cleaning Services
How Clean is your House & Premises?
Need a hand with domestic & commercial cleaning.

TRAINING
Everyone will appreciate.
Pristine & hygienic environment.
That I can create for you through cleaning the right way.
For private Householders, Schools, Motels, etc….
One to one or classes from 5 people & up.

Limited Special on kitchen from the 22nd May to 6th June.
Oven, walls, ceiling & outside surfaces in kitchen.
Vacuum & wash floors.
Windows inside & outside up to a four bedroom house….. 8’ to 9’ foot stud.

Only for $125.00
All cleaning products & equipment supplied.
This special applies to a one standard kitchen.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS APPLY
CALL JENNY ON 09 431 2826

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FOR ALL YOUR

RAWLEIGH’S
PRODUCTS

Invitation to respond to Request For Proposal

PH. SUSAN ON

09 431 8859

Liquid Waste Disposal - Fonterra Maungaturoto
Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd invites experienced vendors
to register their interest in receiving a Request For Proposal
document.
The Request For Proposal covers the disposal of by-product such as Casein wash water and sludge - from the Fonterra
Maungaturoto Milk Processing Factory.
Prospective vendors must have experience with similar types
of waste disposal, have the necessary equipment, and have
experience working in accordance with Resource Consents
under the Resource Management Act.
If you believe that you are a suitably qualified vendor please
contact Administration at Maungaturoto Site on Ph: 09 431
8005 for more information.

Closing date for proposals will be 23 June 2006.

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MAUNGATUROTO
MONEY EXCHANGE
QUEENS BIRTHDAY
CLOSED
Monday 5th June
OPEN
Tuesday 6th June

APPARELMASTER
KAIPARA
DRYCLEANERS & LAUNDERERS
106 VICTORIA ST
DARGAVILLE
PH: (09) 439-7139 or 0800 808 820
YOUR LOCAL KAIPARA RENTAL SERVICES
FOR WEEKLY SERVICING OF
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OVERALLS/DUSTCOATS
EASY TO READ WEEKLY RENTAL INVOICES
NO “ENVIRONMENT” CHARGES
CALL US FOR AN OBLIGATION FREE QUOTE

DRYCLEANING DEPOT AT
DREAMS

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MAUNGATUROTO PLAYCENTRE
Maungaturoto Playcentre is holding a Mystery Auction on
Friday, June 9th. This fun event will be held at the
Maungaturoto Country Club and the bar will be open. Please
come along and support our centre and these local families in
this fundraising effort. We have accomplished auctioneer,
Don Riddle, leading the auction and karaoke maestro Paul
Henare providing us with entertainment. Hundreds of dollars
worth of prizes are up for grabs. It is only $5 at the door and
bring along extra money if you want to bid for some of these
awesome prizes.
On the home front -- the centre is buzzing along nicely at the
moment but we are desperate for anyone who has Course 3
with the Playcentre Assn as our Wednesday sessions are now
unfunded. If you hold a current Course 3 and are interested in
helping us out, please come along to our Wednesday session
which runs from 12 noon to 2.30pm. The opener for that day
is May Seager, you can give her a call at 4318494.
Two of our mums are training as hard as they can over the
next two terms to complete this qualification -- not an easy
task with a family and household to run. A big thank you to
people who have taken on extra jobs at the centre to keep it
going, Dave Below learning the bulk funding role, Joy Robinson who is running the mystery auction, Jodie Passmore for
standing in as secretary temporarily, Kelly Mischewski our
new education officer and Cherie and Wayne for the new
meal tables.

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Thinking of selling your property?
Call Sally Steiner today!
today!
Do you want to achieve the best possible price
for your home? Do you want to be informed
every step of the way? Do you want an understanding of the current market?
If you are planning to sell your property, it’s
likely that you have been thinking about when
you want to put it on the market, how you want
to sell it and who may be able to help you make
the sale.
No two real estate salespeople are the same.
You need to examine your options carefully and
choose the best one for YOU.
If you would like to discuss marketing your
property, give me a call. I would be happy to
chat with you.
Sally Steiner
Office
Email:

021 412 500
09 431 5820

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EVERYONE PAYS FOR THEIR
RUBBISH

TIMBER FLOORS

EVEN THE ANGLICAN OPPORTUNITY
SHOP.

DO YOU WANT YOUR DONATIONS
TO BE SPENT ON RUBBISH REMOVAL
OR BE USED TO HELP WITH MISSION
WORK OR COMMUNITY SUPPORT.

PLEASE HELP BY PROVIDING US
WITH ONLY CLEAN AND TIDY
CLOTHING/LINEN AND UNBROKEN
ITEMS
i.e. TOYS, CROCKERY, APPLIANCES.

Thank you,

Margaret Marquet
Anglican Op Shop
51 Gorge Road
Maungaturoto

Supply and Lay
Solid T & G or Quality Veneer
Full control of job from subfloor
preparation to final coat of
Polyurethane
Guaranteed Quality
Phone: (09) 423 7139

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Homebuilders Community Services
Hello and welcome to June, the middle of the year already, everyone is talking about mid year Christmas dinners and cozy
nights around the fire.
We have been having a busy time as usual with workshops on parenting and healthy living recently completed. We have just run
a workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi which was attended by many people from out and around the kaipara plus staff from surrounding community services as far down as Wellsford and across to Bream bay, so a great success as far as we are concerned,
we can network with these other service’s and communicate with each other which helps us all to work smarter and more in tune
with our communities.

We have placed an advert for all to see the kind of services we offer, it has been said
that some people are unsure of what we do, so we will repeat this ad as ongoing information for you all.
If you have any inquiries please phone us on 09 4319080.
Upcoming workshops are as follows so make a note in your diary and give us a call to register…. all these courses are free and
don’t require you to spend any money… where else could you get this kind of opportunity?…only in the country
Parenting Programme. Phillipa Sturt. 29th May-31st July. Mondays only.
Parenting programme. Marie Flavell’s 8th and 15th June Thursdays only.
Healthy Relationships. Heidi Downey 17th July-28th August. Mondays only
Good old day’s group. Mid year Bar B Cue Lunch outing 7th June Wednesday
Health Plan day with Guest speaker 29th June Thursday 3pm.
Please pop in and say hi, we are always pleased to see you. Keep warm and safe till next time we talk.
Regards Maureen

FLOORSANDING
&
COATING
Serving the Kaipara area
Since 1971
Ph: 0800 4 Floors

NEED YOUR BOUNDARY PEGS
RELOCATED?
CALL KMU SURVEYS LIMITED
on 021-161-2344 or (09)431-8705
FOR A FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE
KEN URQUHART – REGISTERED LAND SURVEYOR

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Homebuilders Community Services
Maungaturoto/Paparoa Inc
PH 09 4319080 Fax 09 4319081
Email…. homebldfamily@xtra.co.nz

24 hour help line
family support
child support
elderly support
parenting solutions
domestic safe house
Counseling
food bank
Midwife’s Clinic
Sages
Training/workshops
There are many things you may need, possibly just someone to hear what you say. We are here to help.
We are non judgmental, friendly and free ……..

Give us a call or pop in to our
Community House
Hurndall St, Maungaturoto.
Open Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm.

All welcome.

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GE WORKSHOP – KAIWAKA
On 19th June Kaipara District Council are holding a workshop on Genetic Engineering (GE) in
Kaiwaka. This is a council meeting but the public can attend and there should be some time for
questions/comments.
The background to the meeting is that a GE Report was commissioned which contains recommendations of practical things that local authorities can do to protect
their ratepayers and environment from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), including outright prohibition of GMO land uses.
Graham Ramsey, our former Mayor and his Council declared Kaipara a GE -free Zone, but this
has NO legal meaning! The new Mayor, Peter King, appears much more reluctant to act to protect us from GE. Other councils have budgeted to undertake extensive community consultation re
GMOs. KDC voted to hold a GE WORKSHOP first and Mayor Peter King insisted that ERMA also
send a representative.
So the GE Workshop is a chance for Simon Terry, the author, to explain the GE report and the
options available to councils to act to protect their
ratepayers, environment and council itself
from the risks of GMOs and to detail the flaws in the way in which ERMA operates.
ERMA and the Ministry for the Environment will also be speaking. It is
Important that we have
a good attendance to demonstrate the strength of feeling about GE so come along to the meeting. We need to ensure that Kaipara remains GE Free.
Meeting details: Kaiwaka Hall, Monday the 19th of June, 10.30am to 3.30pm.
Please contact Martina 431 5161 or martina.t@slingshot.co.nz for more information.

INVITES YOU
TO ATTEND
EVERY TUESDAY
10AM
AT THE
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
MAUNGATUROTO

0-5 YRS MUSIC & MOVEMENT
FOLLOWED BY MORNING TEA
CONTACT ELAINE 431-8317
Or RUTH 431-8491

supported by
Maungaturoto Congregational Church
($2 donation per family please)

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Congratulations
Eve and Ron Tinsley
Eve and Ron will be celebrating their 45th Wedding Anniversary on the 17th of June.
Both were going to the South Island to house sit a Hotel/Motel for friends then off to the
States for a long overdue holiday visiting their Daughter & family.

Mark and Denise Guy
On the arrival of Jackson Richard on Tuesday, 23rd May.
Mum and baby both well.

Ross and Gerda Finlayson
Celebrated 40 years of marriage on the 11th May.
They held their family celebration on 18th May.

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REST HOME NEWS
Hello again from the Rest Home, it’s been
another busy month.
We had quite a few younger volunteers
over the school holidays which was really
nice but everyone is back at school now so
we are back to normal.
The recreation people have asked me to
ask does anyone have any Country &
Western music videos that they would like
to donate to the Rest Home as one of the
residents really enjoys them.
Our lady who was crocheting has now finish a blanket for each bed in the Rest
Home, thank you so much Helen, it has
made all the rooms look much more
homely.
You will have seen Ginny around town on
Fridays pushing wheelchairs & taking
people for coffee, she now brings a friend
along so more of the residents can get out
& about on Fridays.
I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the
people who have come in as volunteers
this year, you have made a real difference
to the residents lives & we look forward to
seeing you again.
That’s it from the Rest Home.
Keep warm & dry for the winter.

CALL IN TO SEE US FOR ALL
YOUR SURVEY & SUBDIVISION
INQUIRIES
OR
PHONE US ANY DAY AT
431 8750
OR
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BY
CONTACTING SANDRA AT THE
OFFICE
FIRST WEDNESDAY IN THE
MONTH IS OUR VISITING DAY

HOBSON CHAMBERS
143 HURNDALL ST
MAUNGATUROTO

Ph (09) 431 8750
Mob (021) 723 284

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WHERE CAN I GET ALL
THESE??


































Beds
Bedding
Bedroom Furniture
Bed Settees
Blankets
Blinds
Bunks
Carpet
Candles
Cork tiles
Curtains and Accessories
Drawers
Duvets
Giftware
Guitar Strings
Haberdashery
La-z-boy Chairs
Linen
Mats
Mattresses
Mirrors
Pictures
Pillows
Photo-frames
Pottery (fabulous Robert Gordon)
Sewing Thread
Sheets
Shower Curtains
Souvenirs
Tea towels
Throws
Toppa Pads
Towels
Tracks and Tapes
Vinyl Flooring

?
?

INTERIOR FURNISHINGS
145 MAIN STREET
MAUNGATUROTO

STEPHEN M JAQUES
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT

_________________________________
123 Hurndall Street
Maungaturoto
_______________________________________

Phone: (09) 431 8733
Fax:
(09) 431 8736

Walker’s Native Plants
674 Mangawhai - Kaiwaka Road

Please phone 431 8206 or 0800 852
363 or you are welcome to call in to
our unique shop
Free measure and quote service and
finance available T.A.P.

ECOSOURCED WILD SPECIES
OPEN: Casual Hours
Or by Appointment
Ph. Julie 025 209 7073 A/h (09) 432 0058

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Has relocated at

MAUNGATUROTO PANELBEATERS
HURNDEL STREET

SAME EXCELLENT SERVICE – DIFFERENT LOCATION
CONTACT: Terry
Phone Bus: 431 8545
After Hours: 431 8547

North Shore upholstery EST 1986
Recover Specialists, Lounge &
Dinning Furniture, Loose Covers,
Fabric Protection, Free Quote,
Pick up & Delivery,
Mike Dawson
431-7116
87 Te Pahi River Dr

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28 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Meet Rob
now operating out of Mangawhai full time
Broken Windows
Cat Doors
Mirrors
Safety Glass
Table Tops

Call for a quote – All work guaranteed
All glass work undertaken at competitive rates
PHONE: 021 989 532

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COUNTRY CLUB CATERERS
KID’S MEALS
CHICKEN NUGGETS & chips
FISH & chips
HAMBURGER & chips

$5.50
$6.00
$6.00

SNACKS: OPEN STEAK SANDWICH & salad
$9.50
OPEN CHICKEN SANDWICH & salad
$9.50
THE COUNTRY CLUB BIG BURGER
lamb or beef
$9.50
MAINS: all main meals come with salad or vegetables chips or potato
TERAKI pan fried in herbs & butter sauce
$18.00
TERAKI deep fried in a garlic & herb batter
$18.00
RUMP STEAK
$18.00
SCOTCH FILLET
$19.50
STEAK DIANNE bacon, mushroom, white wine sauce $19.50
HALF ROAST CHICKEN with all the trimmings $19.00
LAMB SHANKS with roast veggies & mint sauce
$19.00
EXTRAS: SIDE SALAD $3.50
CHIPS
$3.50

ROAST VEGETABLES $3.50
POTATO WEDGES
$3.50

DESERTS ON BLACKBOARD
WE DO CATERING FOR
(i.e. wedding, birthdays, corporate, Private events etc)
CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE
www.conradsretreat.co.nz
Or phone Brett on (09)43 19115 or 021 554 664
FOR GREAT ACCOMMODATION CONRAD’S COUNTRY RETREAT
PHONE BRETT ON (09) 431 9115
www.conradsretreat.co.nz
E-mail conradsretreat@clear.net.nz

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COUNTRY CLUB
CATERERS
STARTERS:
GARLIC BREAD

$3.50

FRENCH ONION SOUP

$6.50

PRAWN CUTLETS half a dozen prawns pan fried in butter
With Greek seasoning
$7.50
CALAMARI pan fried with a chilli sauce

$6.50

VENISON meat balls in a plum sauce

$6.50

MAINS: all mains with salad or vegetables & chips or potatoes
LAMB STEAKS with a port & cream sauce

$22.50

CHICKEN BREAST stuffed with pate, cream cheese & pine
Nuts with a mango sauce
$21.50
EYE FILLET with an oyster sauce

$23.50

SALMON FILLETS with Béarnaise sauce

$22.50

OPEN STEAK SANDWICH & SALAD

$8.50

Deserts on black board
WE DO CATERING FOR WEDDING, BIRTHDAYS,
CORPORATE, PRIVATE EVENTS
CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE
www.conradsretreat.co.nz
Take aways available
OR PHONE BRETT ON (09)431 9115 or 021 554 664

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‘PigPost’ is a matured blend of pine
sawdust and pig manure ready for the
garden.
Bernice Flower recommends
PigPost!

‘PigPost’
- Phone -

Ariel Farm
431-7209

Summer Special Offer
$80 delivered
and $40 cubic metre
Maungaturoto/Paparoa area.
Other quantities by arrangement.

12 tonne Digger
(with club thumb & tilt bucket)

Experienced Operator
(All Aspects)
No job too

big

or too small

Call Brian now for all your excavating work
Please note new phone No:
Phone:- (09) 423 8024
Mobile: 021 423 802

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Maungaturoto Primary School
Phone: 4318 106
Fax: 318 109
email: office@maungaturoto.schoolzone.net.nz
Tena koutou katoa Nga mihi nui kia koutou
Special greetings to you all

KIDS FOR KIDS CONCERT WITH SUZANNE
PRENTICE: Our choir, along with 9 other
schools, performed with Suzanne Prentice on
Tuesday night at Forum North in Whangarei.
They were part of a choir of 340 children from
Whangarei and surrounding districts who enjoyed
the experience of working with Suzanne. A great
big thank you to all the children who had worked
so hard to learn the songs, to the parents who
came on the bus to the rehearsal, and drove children to the concert in the evening. Thank you
also to Mrs Metcalfe for training the choir and organising the trip. I am sure everybody enjoyed
the experience.
GIRLS INDULGENCE EVENING: A huge thank
you to Debbie Thornton, Diane Boon, Susan
McRae, Joy Cullen, Jan Schimanski, Kathleen
Rich, Paula Mooney, Heather Lupton, Tina Holst
and the many helpers on the night, the sponsors
and most of all Leigh Knightbridge for organising
and running what was (I hear) a very successful
evening. Thank you also to Bob Clyde from the
Pot Shop for donating a water feature to be auctioned.
SCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY: By the time this
goes to print, our annual cross-country will have
been held on Tuesday 30th May. A team will be
selected to represent our school at Bream Bay on
8th June. Good luck to everyone participating!
YUMMY APPLE STICKERS: We are once
again collecting ‘Yummy’ apple stickers. Families
collect the ‘Yummy’ cut out label from the 2kg
apple bags or collect stickers off the apples themselves, and the school cashes them in for sport
equipment of our choice. Parents can have
sticker sheets at home if they wish, either ask at
the office or go to www.yummyfruit.co.nz. We
received $340 worth of equipment for the stickers
we collected last year. There has now been
more than $850,000.00 worth of sports equipment given to schools. This fruit can be found at
New World, Pak ‘N’ Save and participating
stores.

June 2006

AFFCO BOBBY CALF COLLECTION: For every
calf processed through one of AFFCO’s plants the
sum of 20 cents per calf plus GST will be given to a
school nominated by the farmer. We would like to
thank AFFCO for their support, and would appreciate you nominating our school. If you have any queries please contact our local agent – Mr Neil
Donaldson 4318 357.
BUS BAY: Please, everybody who drives into
the bus bay – slow down!!! A number of people
are putting children and other vehicles at risk
by driving far too quickly into and down the
drive. Also, a reminder to please buckle your
children in.
CAN RECYCLING: The PTA has just emptied the
can bin (great work Paula, Mel, Tina, Amy).
Thank you to everyone who supports this fundraising. Please only put cans in the bin (at the top of the
bus bay steps), no rubbish / cardboard.
FUTURE EVENTS:

Mon 5th June
Tue 6th June
Thurs 8th June
Thurs 15th June
19th/20th June
Fri 30th June
Mon 17th July
Fri 22nd Sept

Queen’s Birthday
PTA Meeting 7.30 Staffroom
Bream Bay Cross Country
Councillors Ride Around Day
Parent – Teacher Discussions
Term 2 Ends
Term 3 Begins
Term 3 Ends

My Cat
My beautiful white cat slinks under
the moon.
Its nose is wet.
Its eyes are blue.
Her name is Rosey.
She is soft.
She likes to sleep.
She likes to drink milk and water.
By Chloe Jaques
Year 2

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Otamatea High School
P O Box 64 Maungaturoto 0800 682 628
Congratulations to:
All cast and crew of the school production Just Desserts for
a very enjoyable two-night presentation in May
Pictured left are
Betina (Jaimee
Kingi) dressed as a
cake for advertising
purposes and Dairy
Mall Assistant
Charlene (Philippa
Mackenzie)

Year 10 Performing Arts students are seen here after
the show with (left) Xavier Hornblow, Alex McLeod
and (seated) Emmett Skilton.

PTCA Officials for 2006-2007
The following were re-elected unanimously at the
AGM held on 10 May:
Chairperson : Coralie Roberts
Secretary: Helen Lillas
Treasurer: Rita Bartschi
Manager 2nd Hand Uniform Shop: Anne Meehan
PR Officer: Trish Grimes
Catering Manager: Debbie Thornton.
Congratulations to all these ladies and a big public
thank you to them and the wider group of parent assistants who work with them to support the students
and staff at OHS. We are particularly grateful this year
for the funds raised from catering for the boxed
lunches supplied for the Tai Tokerau Festival and the
OHS Reunion

Ugly Shakespeare Company
The school enjoyed two performances from three
skilled and talented actors who make up the touring
troupe of The Ugly Shakespeare Co. Session one was
a combination of three
Shakespearian comedies and session 2 was an hilarious re- working of Richard III.

Events Calendar up to 30 June 2006:
Fri 2 June Senior Examinations End
Mon 5 June Queen’s Birthday School closed
Thurs 15 June Australasian English Competition
Fri 16 June Reports issued
Thurs 22 June Parent/Teacher Report Meeting 1.307.30pm Parents will be contacted via mail with regard
to changes to this meeting. If you have any further
queries, please contact the school office on 09
4318230
Thurs 29 June Festival of the Arts 7.30pm Hall
Don’t miss this feast of Dance,
Drama, Music and Wearable Arts
accompanied by a fine supper,
served with a glass of wine, beer
or juice. Further details will be
published in the OHS Newsletter
and tickets can be purchased at
the school office.
Fri 30 June Term 2 ends
Regards
Elizabeth Perry Assistant Principal
PS Term 3 opens on Mon 17 July

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MAUNGATUROTO TAI CHI CLASSES
Our hours have changed for Thursdays.
Changes are as follows
Tuesday—usual time. 11.00am—Noon.
Thursday—new time. 11.00am—Noon.

You Can Hire …
Concrete Mixer (Electric)
Concrete Power Float
Plate Compactor
Waterblaster
Hydraulic Log Splitter
Post Hole Borer
Scrub Cutters
Weed Trimmers
Chainsaws
Lawnmowers
Trailer
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1.5 Tonne Digger

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Auto Centre
4318 288

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For all your Agricultural and Domestic fences:
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Lifestyle blocks
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Contact Kelly or Karen:

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(09) 431 8851
Mobile (021) 431885
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Otamatea Repertory Theatre
ORT as we are better known, have just finished a season of,
The Geriatrics’. If you didn’t see it, you missed a great show, lots of laughs and a little bit of a peek into
life at a ripe old age.
The next production at ORT is coming up in July.

‘Murder at the Music hall’
This will be a wonderful show full of music and humor with a murder plot thrown in just for intrigue. Directed By Dennise Brownlie.
There are several medleys of the good old sing along types, a variety of talented and witty performances
that flow along smoothly under the titillating talents of the Music Hall Chairman.
Rehearsals are underway and much to our delight we have a great cast and team with many well known
faces that will make it a wonderful night out for you all.
Show opens on the 20th July and runs for 2 weeks.
Show dates are as follows.
July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 all 8pm shows.
23, 29, both 2pm matinees
We are offering some nights as charity nights, where a certain percentage of the ticket sales will go to a local charity, more on this new promotion, next issue. If you have an organization that might like to participate in this new incentive please call Maureen Davis for more information. 09 4316763
We look forward to seeing you all at the Music hall.
Don’t forget we have extended the Pantomime writing competition to the end of August for all
you would be playwrights.
Regards ORT.

Guide Biscuits
There are plain biscuits available.
$2.50 per packet
Thank you
to the special people at Tony’s Lotto shop
who have sold biscuits for us.

Lone Guiding
Offers girls of all ages
opportunities to participate in
Guiding through various forms of distance communication.
Northland has experienced leaders who
Would love to help more girls to
Reach their full potential and make a difference in the world
For further information and biscuits please contact me.

Karen Cullen
District Co-ordinator
PH 4318530

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MAUNGATUROTO GARDEN CLUB
The May meeting was a trip to Gordon and Christine Smarts garden “Perry Green Downs”, near
Te Hana.
The property is on a hill side, where we found up to 70 Protea Trees growing, most of them in
full bloom.
Flowers were alive with Bees, looking for the very sweet nectar, with some varieties of trees
appropriately named “Sugar bush”!!.
This garden also boasts some very unusual varieties of Protea.
Lunch was in the sunshine, after walking a bushy path past a pond populated by a lot of Ducks!!
Next stop was a Native Tree Nursery, with an excellent range of coloured flax on sale.

NEXT MONTH - 21st June — A.G.M & POT LUCK LUNCH
To be held in the Supper Room at the Centennial Hall, View Street, Maungaturoto at Noon.

TC ROOFING & CLADDING

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NEW WORK – REROOFS
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ALSO BUTYCLAD APPLICATION

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Ph/Fax (09) 431-8888
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PHONE & FAX (09) 431 8562
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THANK YOU

Paparoa
Line Dancing

A HUGE THANK YOU
TO MARK AND NATALIE
MCKENZIE,
FOR ALL THEIR EFFORT AND HARD
WORK OVER THE YEARS AT THE

PAPAROA RUGBY CLUB.
IT IS SAD TO SEE YOU GO, AND YOU
WILL BE SORELY MISSED, BUT WE
ALL WISH YOU WELL.
REGARDS FROM

PAPAROA JUNIOR RUGBY
CLUB
MEMBERS & COMMITTEE

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At the Paparoa Hall
Thursday morning
9.30 AM
For Fun, Fitness and
To Improve Your Memory

Everybody Welcome
Now is the perfect time for interested
people to come and have a look.
Our instructor, Bev Baxter from Whangarei is one
of the best
So come along and join us and get fit and have fun
and maybe come with us on our trips to workshops
around the country.
Contact
Rose Plunkett (09) 431 7418

MAUNGATUROTO
BOWLING CLUB
Change of Day

Now Tuesday morning roll-ups
Men and Women
Every Tuesday
Commencing 9.15am
Includes coaching sessions for beginners
Spare bowls available
Mufti dress
(but soft soled shoes must be worn)
New arrivals to Maungaturoto
especially welcome
Thought of joining a Bowling Club?
These friendly roll-ups enable you to
Try before you buy
Contact:

Jean Gillett
Bob Edwards

431-8515
431-8897

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Rural

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FARM LIVING
Rosy-cheeked olive-picking peasants at work

An invitation to spend a day picking olives with other “rosy-cheeked peasants” promised a
harvest lunch and eligibility for a bottle of oil.
I thought the idea sounded great, but should have been warned when Rex chose to go fishing
instead.
I was the first to arrive and, for an anxious moment, wondered if the other peasants knew something I didn’t. But they dribbled in and soon eight of us were hard at it.
The reason peasants are rosy-cheeked soon became apparent. They’re hot and bothered from
all that hard work, and you never hear about the cricked necks they get from picking olives above
head height.
At least olive trees are friendly; they have flexible branches and you don’t get stabbed by sharp
twigs. We wore gloves so we could run our hands down the branches and soon the air was filled
with the gentle thud of olives raining on the old sheets and curtains we had lain on the ground.
We picked from two types of tree: Koroneiki from Greece whose tiny olives yield lots of tasty oil,
and the progeny of a massive tree planted in the 1850’s by Far North settlers. These trees have
been unimaginatively-named J5 and we olive-picking peasants have a plea to people high up in
olive circles - please come up with a more poetic name.
After each tree was picked we’d pour the harvest into cane baskets which reinforced our sense of
peasantness, and plastic laundry baskets which didn’t.
It was tedious work so it’s no wonder olive grove owners joke nervously that after a couple of harvests they’ve worked their way through all their friends. Tellingly, a couple who planned to plant
20 trees on their lifestyle block decided after a few hours that three would be a good number.
And by lunchtime we suspected today’s peasants would watch our labours with bemusement because they would sensibly buy their olive oil from the supermarket.
This was our friends’ third olive harvest. In their first year they were done by lunchtime, whereas
this harvest was a day-and-a-bit mission that produced 350kg of olives. And picking is just the
first step - the olives had to be cleaned, separated from twigs and leaves then pressed. They
yielded an (apparently) impressive 42.7 litres of oil, or 122 350ml bottles.
When I got home I proudly showed my digital photo of the trailer-load of olives we picked to Rex
who said if he’d had the camera he could have shown me the monster snapper that got away.
Frankly, I didn’t see his problem. After a few hours sunning himself in a boat he caught enough
fish for several feeds, whereas I slaved all day for a cup and a half of olive oil. Fortunately the delicious lunch and a few glasses of wine afterwards dulled the pain. In fact, I might even help out
again next year.
Do you own any of the following . . .
We’re still finding homes for assorted things left here over summer. Please get in touch if you’re
missing a black size 18 cardigan, three-quarter sleeve (doesn’t fit any of our whanau), a couple of
frisbees, a burgundy and gold chiller bag (we’ve used it once, thanks) and a blue and turquoise
painted bowl that’s ideal for dips. I decided to claim the stylish orange cap, but there was a name
inside it so, damn, it’s been returned.
Thanks to Rae for her contribution

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Are you building
or Renovating?
Have you considered
Gas Heating, Cooking
or Hot Water?

KEVIN FUTTER

BUILDER
Phone: 431-6677
Or
021-051-3714

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State Highway 1, Kaiwaka North. Ph: (09) 431-2211

Concrete Tanks, Troughs,
Pipes & Precast.
Farm Hardware, Plumbing,
Water & Drainage Supplies.

We can supply 45 Kg Bottles delivered
to your home, business, shop or shed.
Competitive prices and Rental Exchange
Bottles
Also LPG for your 9 Kg. and smaller
bottles for heaters, barbeques,
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Filled at our shop
Call today at

COLIN SMITHS AUTO SERVICE LMVD
28 HURNDAL STREET
MAUNGATUROTO
PHONE (09) 4318174
Colin’s Mobile: 021 784 246
Or home (09) 4318613

PAINTING
BULDING
GIB STOPPING
Anything considered
Quotations available contact

PATRICK JOHANSON
CAN WE FIX IT – YES WE CAN
PH: 431-6020
Mob: 021 154 5679
Fisher Street
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Maungaturoto Hockey Club
Women
Play the six team Division One grade in Whangarei Club competition.
We have completed the first round in a clear second place behind Parihaka.
All teams are providing stern competition each week. In the games won, the
winnings goals have often been scored in the last ten minutes.
Practices are held fortnightly in Maungaturoto. This does have an effect on
performance but reduces travel expenses for the players living outside the
area.
We play at noon each week at the Kensington Park Hockey Centre so if you
have spare time we would love to see you there.
Juniors
Several girls have joined the Maungakaramea B Grade team for this season.
Paul Nairn is coaching them on the new turf at Otamatea High School.

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MAROHEMO HALL NEWS: June 2006
Yes we have held our AGM and
yes we have filled our committee positions again—but none of
the faces have changed!!!! Although we are a most attractive
bunch we would love to have some new faces to
look at our meetings, so if you
feel inspired …...call Heather on
4318565 or Ted 4318249.
As you will know by now the International Rally will not
be gracing our roads this year, but we will have the Rally
of New Zealand, and it will add drama and dust to our
lives! We have the
opportunity to help out and at the same time raise some
valuable funds for our hall. If you are a local and would
like to be involved we’d love to have you, so call Ted
Mooney on 4318249 for further information.

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Maungaturoto Squash Club News
June 2006
Business House ended with a fantastic turnout of players to
contest the prize money. The Teams lead by Peter Cave and
Colin Storey took out the top spots and got to negotiate the
splitting of the winnings. Thank you to all those who took
part in Business House and to those generous souls who
sponsored teams.
The weekend of the 19th to 21st May saw our local Open
Tournament held and, though numbers were down on last
year, we still had a pretty busy weekend. As well as trying to
win their divisions players were also out to win the George
Tana Memorial Trophy. This went to Brent Lewis who outclassed Devon Cameron 3-0 in the Men's’ Open Final. In the
top women's’ division Heather Saies managed to hold off the
in-form Fiona Moselen to win in the fifth game.
A big thank you to all our sponsors for this tournament, and
to the many club members who helped it run smoothly.
Thanks also to club members, both recent and long-term who
entered and provided some entertaining squash.
For more info call Mike Schimanski, Heather Lupton or
Kenny Finlayson
Thought for the month:
“If you only focus on results nothing changes. If
you focus on change you get results!”
Source: Squash FIBs on-line

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Community Directory
What’s on in June
Mon.05th
Tues.06th

Queens Birthday
Maungaturoto Primary School PTA Meeting
7.30pm
Wed.07th
Maungaturoto Business Association Meeting
Community Centre 5.30pm
Fri.9th
Playcentre—Mystery Auction
Mon—Tues. 9th/20th
Maungaturoto Primary School
Parent Teacher Discussions
Weds.21st
Maungaturoto Garden Clubs A.G.M & Pot Luck
Lunch 12.00pm
Thurs.22nd
Otamatea High School
Parent Teacher Report Meetings
1.30pm—7.30pm
Sat.24th
Maungaturoto Community/ Business Awards
Dinner at the Community Centre 7.00pm
Thurs.29th
Festival Of The Arts Otamatea High School Hall
7.30pm
Fri.30th
Term 2 ends for Primary & High Schools

What’s on in July
Fri.17th
Thurs.20th

Term 3 begins for Primary & High Schools
Otamatea Repertory Theatre presents
‘Murder at the Music Hall’

Community Notices
Maungaturoto Business Association Meeting
1st Wednesday of the month
Community Centre 5.30pm
Maungaturoto Library
Open
Monday to Thursday 10.30am to 12.00 midday
Friday 10.30am to 4.00pm
Tae Kwon Do Mondays & Wednesdays 6.00-7.00p
Maungaturoto Community Centre
Line Dancing Monday evening to be advised
Thursday morning 9.30am – Paparoa Hall
Mainly Music Tuesdays 10.00am
Congregational Church Hall

Community Services
Emergency – Ambulance, fire Police
111
Ambulance
0800-61-00-66
Police
431-1150
Medical Centre
431-8576
Public Health Nurse - Claire Jaques
(09) 439-7149
Care & Share Family Support
431-8227
Homebuilders Community Services & Family Help –
Maungaturoto/Paparoa
4 31-9080
Kaipara District Council
0800-72-70-59
Dog, Stock & Noise Control
0800-10-58-90
Rubbish Collection
0800-57-72-48
Rubbish Mobile (Truck)
025-401-1475
Maungaturoto Community Centre
Contact:- Lorraine Orford
431-8388
Maungaturoto Country Club
431-8326
Maungaturoto Library
431-8811
Maungaturoto Money Exchange
431-8028
Maungaturoto Pharmacy
431-8045
Maungaturoto Playcentre
431-8517
Maungaturoto Primary School
431-8106
Maungaturoto Rest Home
431-8696
Otamatea Christian School
431-8487
Otamatea High School
431-8230
Otamatea Marae, Batley Road
431-8337
Otamatea Reperatory Society
431-8728
Post Office
431 8315
Plunket Helpline
0800-93-39-22
Plunket Society
431-8187
School Dental Clinic
431-8163
Veterinarian, Vet Centre
431-8318
Churches
Anglican Church
431-8193
Catholic Church
431-8566
Congregation Church
431-8397
Presbytarian Church
431-7106
Community Groups
Ararua Pony Club Contact
President Bevan Haddrell
(09) 431-8806
Arthritis Support Group
431-7405
2nd Tuesday 2nd month
Craft Group – different venues
431-8578
Last Thur. Of the month
Cubs & Scouts
431-8055
CWI (Country Womens Institute)
431-7405
Last Monday of the month 7.00pm
Bahai Faith
431-8782
Friends of the Rest Home
431-8248
1st Tuesday, 2nd month
Girl Guides/Brownies
431-8530
Hockey Club
431-8530
Indoor Bowls
431-8055
Lions Club,
Club Maungaturoto
431-8689
2nd & 4th Monday (cont Alistair Banks)
Maungaturoto Garden Club
431-8611
3rd Wednesday of the month
Rotary Club,
431-8388
Club Mangaturoto & Districts
Tuesday nights
RSA (Returned Services Association)
431-8313
Open Fridays 7.30pm
Scrabble
431-8136
500 Card evening
431-8117
Congregational Church Hall

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