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Issue 62 September 2006

THE PRIME MINISTER TAKES A STEP BACK
IN TIME TO 1910
On a day when the weather was fit for nothing other than growing rain forests the Prime Minister arrived
at the small Northland community of Matakohe to step back in time to the opening of the Otamatea Boarding House (circa 1910) in The Kauri Museum. Not since local lad Gordon Coates became Prime Minister
had the head of the nation visited this rural community on the shores of the Kaipara Harbour. Also accompanying the Prime Minister were well known “Northland Ministers” - Dover Samual; John Carter and Lockwood Smith to name but a few.
A warm welcome was given to the Prime Minister and members of the invited audience by the Board of
Trustee’s Chairman Peter Bull, who introduced Albert Lpvell CEO of the Museum. Albert also welcomed
the Prime Minister and thanked all volunteers and members of staff who had worked so hard with the
building of the Boarding House. Within the Prime Minister’s reply she referred to her own ancestry as
origination in Otago and appreciated the hardships the settlers in the Kaipara endured.
And what a day for the community it was. It could just as well have been 1910 as most of the staff and
“Friends of the Museum” were in period costume.; the PM cut a red ribbon to officially open the Boarding
House, the bell from the
original Maungaturoto
Boarding House was rung,
the brass band struck up
some rousing music and the
people of the period ran
around the balcony throwing
streamers and tinsel.
From small beginnings in
1962 The Kauri Museum
has grown to be an icon of
tourism in Northland through
its collection of the kauri and
pioneer histories. The
Boarding House exhibit
adds to those histories with
each room depicting a character who would have visited the district for land surveying, gum buying, photography of the disappearing
mighty kauri or even the local ladies preparing for the lengthy trip to Auckland.
Yes it really was a memorable day for a small community made all the more special by the visit of the
Prime Minster taking time away from affairs of state to mix and mingle with regular New Zealanders presenting their real New Zealand heritage.

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WEDENSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

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Real Town Maungaturoto
Inc
We have received funding from ASB to the
tune of $50,000 for playground equipment to
upgrade the children’s playground in town.
We also have $60,000 from Council to develop
the area. Along with this the Brethren Community have kindly donated some land adjoining the park
Now comes the request, to make our dollars go
further we need some volunteer help to work
with Council to develop the park in the way of
machinery, fencing, etc. If any of you are interested in helping us please contact Anne
Squires 4318 329 (day) 4318 664 (evening) and
a meeting will be called. Work on the project
will commence October/November with the
completion being end of November.
We look forward to hearing from you
Karen Smales
Secretary

Real Town Maungaturoto
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Long or short term hire
We also have for purchase Child Harnesses,
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Brand New Infant Seats Now Available for hire

PLAYGROUP AND 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.
Next Meeting - 7th September Amor Aromatherapy
Come and find out about the recently opened Willow
Clinic, and the Health Care and pampering services they
provide. Especially beneficial to new or expectant Mums

For further details Ph Jennifer (09) 431 6343

To be held
Wednesday
20 September 7.30 pm
at the Country Club
MAUNGATUROTO
BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday 6th SEPTEMBER
Community Centre Hall
5.30pm
Enquiries: Gale Albert 431 8232

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KELVIN JAMES SMITH
28th OCTOBER 1970 - 16thAUGUST 2006
Colin and Irene and the family wish to express their heartfelt
thanks and appreciation to all those relatives and friends, who
by their presence or through their kind and sincere expression of
love and sympathy, joined with us is paying a loving tribute to
our son.
There is no way we can express thanks enough to everyone for
all the flowers, food (baking, soup, meat etc.) the phone calls,
cards and the love that has been express to us from the local
Community, friends and relatives far and wide.

Can you help? I have had an enquiry from a lady
in Auckland who is trying to trace some of her
family history.
Her grandfather was the station master at Maungaturoto in the early 1920's and lived in a Railway
House. His name was Frank Temm, his wife was
Nora. Nora was Irish and a Catholic, maybe
someone will remember her from the Catholic
Church (there may even be records there).
Her father was Cyril Temm (born 17 September
1922) and some of his brothers were also born in
Maungaturoto .
If you have any information please let me know.

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For September & October
Sunday 10th September 06
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Maungaturoto
leave 8.00am
Waipu
leave 8.30am
Kaiwaka
leave 9.00am
Wednesday 13th September 06 Day Trip
to Whangarei (shopping, appointments etc.)
Maungaturoto
leave 9.00am
Waipu
leave 9.30am
Wednesday 27th September 06 Day Trip
To West City Shopping Mall Auckland. Huge
range of shops under cover with cafes and meals.
Mobility Scooters available.
Alternatively, spend the day at Snow Planet
Maungaturoto
leave 8.00am
Waipu
leave 8.30am
Kaiwaka
leave 9.00am
Wednesday 11th October 06 Day Trip
To Whangarei (Shopping, appointments etc.)
Maungaturoto
leave 9.00am
Waipu
leave 9.30am
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please phone 09 4318 059

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MAUNGATUROTO
CHRISTMAS PARADE
Saturday, December 9th
It’s that time again when we start to organise the
parade.
This year we will be running the parade to a
similar schedule with one main difference. The
Parade will still be in the evening and the community concert will still go ahead but the markets will now be held down at the country club
in the evening to create a sort of carnival atmosphere.
To organise this event I need some help. If you
think you would like to be involved in organising , helping on the day , running a stall , having
a float or performing please give me a call, other
wise you could come to the business association
meeting (Wed Sept 6th 5.30 at the hall) where I
will be creating a sub-committee for the parade.
Look forward to hearing from you soon
Terri Donaldson 4318 599

Belated Congratulations to:Ken and Gwen Roadley who celebrated their
Diamond (60th) Wedding Anniversary on 29th
June.
Ken and Gwen were married at St. Matthew’sIn-The City, Auckland on 29th June 1946.
A family celebration was held on the 8th July at
the home of their daughter Ann Cullen, with
approximately 40 people attending.
Congratulations to you both—a wonderful
achievement!!!!

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Blankets
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Carpet
Candles
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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

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Local boy makes selection for
scholarship.
Maungaturoto student, Bryn Seager, was one of
three finalists chosen to compete for a flying scholarship through the Northern RSA District.
Although he missed out to Kaitaia student, JamieLee Harrison, Bryn was successful in reaching the
final stages of the selection process which was
available to all youths involved in Air Training
Corps throughout Northland.
The selection programme was incorporated in the
Whangarei RSA Year of the Veteran dinner at the
end of July where he was interviewed by three
people and where the final selection was announced. Before that, the successful applicants
were asked to submit an essay on why they should
be allowed to attend the Flying School National
Aviation course.
Bryn received a framed certificate, a Year of the
Veteran badge and a limited edition boxed copy of
the book "On Active Service" by Martyn
Thompson, in front of a crowd of about 120
people.

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BOARDING HOUSES
By Alan Flower: April 2006

Boarding houses were a very important facet of life in the yearly years of settlement in the district. They catered for
all sorts of travelers, who were of necessity on horseback, on foot, or by boat, where possible. People for all walks of
life, prospective settlers, missionaries, drovers, surveyors, and a little later, commercial travelers, and many others
including professional people.
It is interesting to look into the lies of three families who emigrated from England and pioneered the hospitality industry in the Maungaturoto district.
Henry Culle4n and parents John and Sarah arrived on the “Tyburnia” in 1863 and Charles Davies and John C Curtis
and families, w3ho were friends anyway, arrived on the “Jumna” in 1864.
Their livelihood in Auckland was uncertain for the first few years and by 1868 they all went off to Thames to try
gold mining.
This wasn’t too successful either and the most successful thing they tried there seemed to be catering via a cookhouse
and general storekeeping with Charles trading in gold. (His certified gold scales are still in existence.) Gold was
actually used to purchase goods from the store, etc.
They become disillusioned and drifted North to Maungaturoto taking up blocks of land and by the 1880’s had established boarding houses.
Charles Davies in Griffin Road—There is a photo of it in 1885 as a single storied building which later had another
story added.
Henry Cullen’s in what is now View Street and John Curtis’ at Point Curtis. This must have been a strategic site on a
busy river. Unfortunately, it burned down in 1892, after which the Curtis family had a boarding house at Kaiwaka,
which later became the MacLean Family Boarding House. (Mrs Agnes McLean was a daughter of John and Eliza
Curtis).
The Davies Boarding House had a store and a butcher’s shop adjacent, as well as a hall which was used as a Public
Hall, Courthouse, County Council Meetings, etc.
My Grandfather Timothy Healey married Emily, one of Charles Davies' daughters in 1888. Their first child call
Pearl, was born at the Davies in 1889 and they took up faring on 300 acres at Wairere from 1890 to 1907 when they
bought the boarding house and moved back to Maungaturoto. (Elizabeth Davies died in 1908).
In is interesting to note that the first child was born at the boarding house, ten were born at Wairere and the last, my
aunty Dulcie Powell (the last surviving sibling) was born at the boarding house in $1911. Although there were no
maternity hospitals in those day, the survival rate seem fairly good!
With 12 children plus guests, it must have been a busy place. As the children grew up, they became a great family
team of helpers. My mother Esma describes sale days. The sale yards were just over the road, and she say in her
memoirs “Sale day was a busy day at the boarding house. A typical dinner—roast beef and button, baked and
cooked veges, plum duff and apple pie as desert. Sixty men would be an average. Also morning tea, afternoon tea
and supper at all hours, just when the drovers, buyers and onlookers could snatch time to come.”
Practically every man for miles around like to be present on Sale day, a real social occasion.
Before days of tucking and rail, big mobs of cattle were driven in stages and paddocked at night en route on their
long trek to Auckland. So this boarding house and all boarding houses for that matter cold be called the social and
business hub of the community.
The Healy boarding house was dismantled and rebuilt as a house and other buildings at the top of School Hill in
Gorge Road and “Davies Hall” became the former store where Marsden Real Estate and Money Exchange are now.
There must have been a big team of helpers dismantling, including my father, and as a baby I was there and apparently was able to sleep through all the banging and hammering that was going on.
Although Henry and Eleanor Cullen were also my great grandparents, I don’t know a lot about their View Street
Boarding house except it was similar in many ways to Healey and had a store, butchers shop and post office.
After some years it became Mooneys and it was demolished when it was bought by a Doctors’ Club and rebuilt as a
cottage hospital and doctor’s residence on a section bought from Timothy Healey by the Presbyterians in 1918 but
was not used by them and eventually bought by the Doctors Club. Before the hospital could be used the doctor’s
residence had burned down, so the hospital became the Doctor’s residence instead.
This building was also eventually demolished about the late 1950’s. The site came back into Healey family ownership, and the site of Vernon Powell’s house. Vernon is Timothy and Emily Healey’s grandson also.
It is interesting to go back in history leading up to the evolvement of the boarding houses concerned.
Next month an article from “This Valley in the Hills” which appeared in the N.Z. Herald on August 27th 1887, will
say “what’s what” in Maungaturoto at that time.
Ed.

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Homebuilders Community House
Thank heavens its September and spring should be sprung shortly how did we ever survive that winter? I
guess for all that we didn’t suffer as much as the south island, so lets be glad we live up in the winterless
north…ha ha.
Now on with the news for the month…exciting new workshop…first time for this
.Men only workshop…Parenting for fathers only.
Brice Herbert is the facilitator; he lives in Dargaville and worked 14yrs as a family Councillor and Therapist for Northland health.

This will be an evening workshop 7-9pm starting Tuesday 19th September and
runs for 8 weeks.
There will be 8 modules that will include, setting positive and achievable goals to enhance parenting skills,
realities of parenting, what do I want as a dad?, awareness of being a Dad, discipline, anger management
and communication Skills, just to name a few.
This is an opportunity not to be missed, seldom do dads have the chance to attend a course such as this
and the big plus, you can say all those things you’ve always wanted to say…..no women allowed.
This course has limited numbers so get in quick to register, ph 094319080. Homebuilders Community
House Tuesday evenings 7-9pm. This course is provided to you free of charge.
Next we have the last of the Marie Flavell’s parenting workshops for this year. This course starts
on the 11th Sept and runs two sessions, 11th and 18th September. The programme deals with children who
feel understood don’t have to misbehave as much.
Marie Flavell’s workshops have been a great success thus far and as w move into the final of these for this
year we look back at the valuable lessons we have been able to take with us to assist with any parenting difficulties in the future.
Homebuilders have had a very exciting year with many new workshops on offer and as we move towards
2007 are already planning more for the upcoming year, so keep your eyes pinned to this column for upcoming news and information re workshops 2007.
August saw no Good old day’s luncheons unfortunately, many of the staff was sick or away, in fact two of
us had to have operations, so it has been a bad month but we will be back into the swing of it all in September with the first luncheon being on the 6th September. Ann will be in touch with you for that one but phone
us if you have an inquiry re the Good old day’s group on 094319080.
There is another new and exciting event that Homebuilders has been involved in and that is the, ‘Little

Ones expo’. This is to be held at the Centennial Hall in Maungaturoto on the 14th September from
9am to 2pm. This is for all families but caters especially to those with children from 0 to 5 years.
Please see the ad further in the matters re the expo. We hope to see you on the day it will be a wonderful
day for all the family to attend lots for the littlies and plenty of info for the biggies. So see you on the 14th
September. Meantime enjoy the springtime and be safe and happy.
Regards Maureen.

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The Day the Museum comes alive
9.30am Start with a Church Service in the Pioneer Church and fun LIVE Demonstrations 10am - 4pm:
Vintage Cars - Kauri Crafts - Woodturners - Cross-Cut Saw Competition - Live Models Restored stationary Engines - Spinning, Weaving & Tatting - Cross Stitch - Woodburning Art on Kauri
- Making Bricks plus much more.

FREE
ENTRY

SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER
THE KAURI MUSEUM Church Rd, Matakohe 0593

Phone: 09 431 7417 www.kauri-museum.com

As from the 1st of June

ALAN SWINDLEHURST
Is the new Livestock Agent for
Elders.
To contact Alan please phone
(09) 4317 081
or
Mobile 027 493 2844

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Get to know . . . Anne Squires-Tantrum

‘Little ones expo’ Information for

Anne Squires-Tantrum is a bundle of energy who was
just 17 when she owned her first hair salon. And after
50 years of snipping, curling and colouring she still
loves her career.
“I knew at four years old that I wanted to be a hairdresser and I still have a great passion for what I do.
It’s been a wonderful way to meet people in Maungaturoto.”
In 2002 Anne purchased Urban Fringe Hair Design
from her daughter Donna Squires after having moved to
Maungaturoto in 1998 with husband JT (John Tantrum).
“I came up here for semi-retirement, but I’m working
full-time. I love it. I’m a one-man band bringing my
expertise to the local area.”
Anne was raised in Woodville, Manawatu where she
first worked in a salon when she was 14 and still at
school. She was managing a salon there by the time she
was 16 and a year later owned a salon in Palmerston
North.
Anne married and raised three children, but never
stopped working. She moved to Hawera and owned a
salon there for many years then, in 1978, she moved to
Auckland and bought a salon in Milford. Eventually
she owned five salons called The Follicle Group – two
in Browns Bay, and one each in Milford, Kingsland and
the city. She gradually sold them and owned two salons
- in Milford and Takapuna.
Over her hairdressing career Anne has:

Won a raft of trophies in hairdressing shows, as
have many of her staff.

Been a New Zealand foreperson judge, i.e. the
head judge at contests.

Been on the Auckland Hairdressing Committee –
for 20 years

Been on the NZ National Council of Hairdressers.
Helped rewrite the units of learning for hairdressing. (Anne says anyone who’s been in
volved in this type of work will understand the
enormity of the job which she did in the early 1
990s. It involved fortnightly trips to Wellington.)

parents of children 0 to 5 years.

Anne is a member of the Maungaturoto Business Association and has worked hard on the planning and revamp of the main street. As a Real Town Maungaturoto
committee member she’s co-ordinating a project that
involves the KDC and the community working together
to build a new playground for our town.
As well as her three children, Anne has a step-daughter
and five grandchildren one of whom modelled at a
recent hairdressing event in Auckland.
Anne and JT breed small and miniature horses on their
lifestyle block.

There are many many Non Government Organizations throughout NZ that are in place, funded by
government and PHO’s to be there to help educate
and support families with the ongoing struggles
they face as parents
We focus on the need to work with the children
while they are still at primary school age and even
pre school age.
We want to encourage healthy happy children.
Well a group of us primary health care providers
got together recently and decided this is what we
need to do.
We want to let you know where you can get support and what kind of assistance there is out there.
WE want to bring to you the groups that will support you and work with you and your children to
make it easier for you as a parent. To help you
teach them and help them develop into healthy
happy children.
This is a first for our Community and our group is
really looking forward to presenting to you an expo
for the little ones.
We have called it, ‘Little Ones Expo’. It is for the
0 to 5year olds but of course the parents are allowed to come along to.
So come on all you little ones out there bring
along your mums and dads and Nana’s and Granddads, Aunts and Uncles and all the Whanau and
let’s get this show on the road. It promises to be a
great day with lots to do for the little ones and
plenty of info for the big ones

We look forward to seeing you there Maungaturoto Centennial hall 14th Sept 9am to
2pm.

This is a free day with no costs
for entry.

If you require more info on this day please phone
Homebuilders Community Services on
09 431-9080 or Susan Matheson on 09 431 5997.

We hope this will make a
difference

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“ From Bowls to Boats ”
The Kauri Museum hosts an exhibition of
Wood Sculpture to celebrate the
Northland Kauri Festival

DATE: 16 September - 30 September 2006
ENTRY: Normal museum admission prices
apply

THE KAURI MUSEUM Church Rd, Matakohe 0593

Phone: 09 431 7417 www.kauri-museum.com
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Phone Jenny on 09 431-2826
Let’s take the hassle out of your busy life.
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THE ROTARY CLUB OF MAUNGATUROTO & DISTRICTS INCORPORATED
In late June the Club celebrated the end of another year in Rotary. This is the time when the officers of the club
change completely. The officers for the next twelve months are

President: Eric Parsons;
Vice President David Cain;
Secretary Ken Littlejohn;
Treasurer Dave Marquet;
Immediate Past President Jim Taylor;
Director International Committee
David Cain;
Director Youth & Vocation committee Vern Dark; Director Community Services Alex Tetzner;
Director Fellowship Committee
Dave Orford.
Throughout the year the following grants have been made.
MEND Trust
$1,000
TB ward in Port Vila, Vanuatu
$600
Water Tank in Vanuatu Mercy Ships
$300
Books in Homes Tinopai School $360
Kaiwaka School sound system
$600
Matakohe School Technical Lego set $700
Maungaturoto School shade cover
$1,000
Tinopai school Carved Pou $250
The Club was responsible one stage of the recently held Rally of New Zealand. Very successful two days for the
local drivers this year. The International Car Rally has moved to Hamilton in November.
On Friday 11 August members of the club co-operated in the showing of the “Da Vinci Code” at the Kaiwaka Hall.
This was well attended and thanks must go to Mark Otway and other who make this fund raising possible. Various
community groups participate in showing films by rotation and benefit from the funds raised.
We put on a Charity Concert at the Otamatea High School on Wednesday 16 August. The performers an Irish
group called CEOLOIRI KILKENNY. The group has 24 members and are touring the northern area. Their previous
tour three years ago was widely acclaimed and highly successful.
We have had a tremendous range of high quality speakers during the past twelve months enabling us to stretch our
minds in so many directions. The continuing work on Piroa Falls in conjunction with DOC looks set to develop this
popular picnic into a lovely area to visit during the summer months.

Norman C Dalebrook
Phone/Fax 09 432 0788 : Email: n.dalebrook@clear.net.nz

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THREADS OF TIME
Exhibition of Creative Fibres
The Kauri Museum is to host THREADS OF TIME, a
bienniall exhibition of creative fibres.
The exhibition runs from Friday 1st of September –
Thursday 14th September 2006 and will be open everyday from 9.00am – 5.00pm.
The theme for this year’s exhibition ‘Threads of Time’
depicts how natural fibres used today (such as wool,
linen, alpaca, silk, mohair & possum) are simply a continuation of how they have been used for many generations.
This craft evolved from the pioneering days when early
settlers found it necessary to make their own textiles
and clothing. The Kauri Museum has many examples of
this handcraft in their own textile collection as shown in
the Sterling Wing Villa and the new Otamatea Boarding
House.
This exhibition has been made possible by the talented
members of the Mid-Northland Handcraft Group. These
ladies are from Whangarei, Ruawai, Maungaturoto,
Waipu and Dargaville.
Items on display will include hand spun scarves, beanies, jerseys, vests, throws, stoles, shawls, cushions and
rugs. There will also be some articles made with commercial yarns.
Many of the items in the exhibition will be available to
purchase

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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Maungaturoto Playcentre News
Kia ora koutou, hello everybody.
What we've been up to -- Maori Language Week has been and gone but we managed to sing some waiata
(songs) and practice te reo (the language) at our centre. We also have a display of Matariki, a special
time for the Polynesian people, marking a new year.
Unfortunately we missed out on the Matters last month and so we have a bit to catch up on. The biggest
news is that we have made almost $500 from selling chocolates. Many thanks to those businesses that
supported us in this venture and to the families involved and on the fringes of Playcentre who bought (and
ate) chocolate. Yummy for some, bad news for others. (You can spot the ones walking the extra miles,
ha, ha). Thanks to Trish Taylor for organising that.
We also had clean-up at the centre (happens at the end of every term). It is always difficult getting all the
families involved in clean-up as there are so many jobs and sometimes bad weather and sickness get in
the way. A big THANK YOU to those of you who did make it and put in the effort!
What we are working on -- tidying up the bank leading up to the Primary School. Lots of parents came
along to the working bee recently and we have more planned.
Please note our opening times:
Monday (extended session for 3 ½ years and upwards) - we are looking for more enrolments for this session. It runs from 9am to 11.30am.
Wednesday - a general session (all ages from birth to six years), runs from 12 to 2.30pm.
Friday - general session, runs from 9am to 11.30am.
If you are interested in coming along, please just turn up. The first three sessions are free and if you enrol, it is only $20 a term for one child. (It costs a little extra if you have two or more)
The centre phone number is 431-8517, my number is 431-8494.
Ka kite, May Seager (president)

May and Brian Seager will be back selling
Avon in the Maungaturoto district from September.
We are happy to be back helping our customers get access to
the wonderful products that Avon can offer.
We look forward to hearing from you. Please
call us at home if you would like books
dropped off to your home or business.
Ph. (09) 431 8494.
You can also contact us by email if that is
more convenient at
seageravon@ihug.co.nz.

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Deodorants, Sun-screen,
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PHOTO EXHIBITIONS IN THE
BOARDING HOUSE GALLERIES
There are two delightful exhibitions being held in the rear galleries of the NEW Otamatea Boarding House at The
Kauri Museum.
The first is a celebration of the old boarding houses of the Otamatea district.
We have gathered photos of the original old houses from Managawhai to Matakohe and reproduced those original
old photos and framed them in beautiful kauri frames. It is a fantastic record of the period and the photos do credit to
those early photographers. In one of the rooms of the Boarding House the scene depicts the photographer who was
visiting the district to record the mighty kauri before they disappeared and our landscape was changed forever.
The second is the museums collection of “New Zealand Native Birds painted on Kauri panels” by local artist the late
Margaret Baines.
While these paintings have been displayed around the museum for many years it is startling how beautiful they look
when hung in their own gallery. One of Northlands hidden secrets that is now revealed.

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Wellness Committee
The Primary School Board of Trustees held a meeting at the school recently to set up a committee of people interested in the wellbeing of people in our community. This was well attended, with a good cross-section of the community interested in being involved. The next meeting will be held on 7 September at 1.30pm. Anyone who has
an interest is most welcome to come along.
These are the areas of interest people identified at the meeting:
Healthy Eating / Nutrition: Is there a possibility of starting School Gardens? Could the community be involved
in this e.g. garden club, elderly/retired gardeners to help in the garden, pass on knowledge, provide seedlings etc.
would need to be well promoted so the community felt part of it and took ownership, helping to reduce risk of vandalism or theft.
General Nutrition: What other options for healthy school lunches might be available? Could we inform parents and
the community through the Maungaturoto Matters and the school newsletter on nutrition? Could have tips for
lunchbox snacks or healthy meal ideas etc?. Children could provide favourite recipes.
School Age Challenging Physical Activities:
Could more children ride bikes to School under supervision, could roads be made safer?
Organised Games – include interested people/parents to organize, regular times – during lunch/summer after school.
Does the daily fitness in our school need reviewing?
Understanding What is Out There: What resources can we access out of our community. Eg Sports Northland,
Playcentre, Plunket, Northland Health, Coast to Coast Medical Centre and PHO, Public Health Nurse etc. Venues Community house, (footprints room). What funding is available? Co-ordination effort by group or person to inform
the wider community.
Exercise – Community, Adults, Families, Children: Is there more that can be done in the community to encourage involvement by everyone? Some thoughts were:
Semi organised exercise group ie: Walking, Biking, Trekking, Family Activities, Swimming, Triathlons. Making
families aware of what they can do at their home / environment to improve learning like under five motor skills.
Walk & Talk with pre-schoolers to improve pre-reading, maths, oral language. (How many cars, numbers on letter
boxes, shapes)
Backyard Games for school children like “Kick the can”, “spotlight” Building Huts
Pop in visits to Old Folks, Vets. (Rural Issues – location of home from Town)
Outward Bound Course – Promote, Informing people of the Availability, Sponsored.
Other opportunities like Hillary Pursuit Course.
How to involve senior members of the community in school activities:
Invite retired persons to help with community (school) garden
Help children at school/after school with bike repairs/maintenance
Cooking – preparing food, cooking food – facility for this? Time of day?
Walking/hiking groups
Help with games at lunch times – supervision
Talking with children at lunchtimes
Please take this as a personal invitation to come along and attend the meeting on

7 September at 1.30pm at the Primary School.
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wanting time together to fish, garden, walk
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Either fibrolite bach or easy care home
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Within 20 minutes of Maungaturoto
Please contact
Liz Temm 09 523 1258 or 0274 951 851
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MAUNGATUROTO PANELBEATERS
HURNDEL STREET

EXCELLENT SERVICE
CONTACT: Terry
Phone Bus: 431 8545
After Hours: 431 8547

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Otamatea High School
P O Box 64 Maungaturoto 0800 682 628
Congratulations to:

All students selected to play for OHS
in secondary school tournaments
around the North Island: Girls’ 1st XI
Hockey in Stratford, Boys’ 1st XI
Hockey in Whangarei and Netball A
Team in Tauranga. At the time of writing the latter two teams have reached
the semi-finals of their competitions

Senior School Ball
Preparations are going well for this year’s ball
which takes place on Saturday 9 September.
Tickets are now on sale at the school office and
we cordially invite parents and caregivers to attend as well and enjoy dancing to The Jaques
Band. Our senior students have now completed a
course of ballroom dancing tuition led by Jim and
Shirley Stead in preparation for an assessment
for an NCEA Unit Standard and also for the big
occasion of the ball itself. Two students, Emba
Corps and Stephen Taylor were recently presented with the Most improved Dancer award
which is a free ticket to the ball. Pictured below is
Emba receiving her award.

Senior Directory of Awards
The 2006 OHS Directory of Awards
containing details about all scholarships. prizes, awards and trophies
to be presented at our Senior
Prizegiving ceremony is now available for public perusal in the school
office. This year the Senior Prizegiving will be
held on Wednesday 15 November.
Regards
Elizabeth Perry Assistant Principal

Otamatea High School
Composite School of the year 2000
Rural Education Second To None
We offer an innovative curriculum ensuring students achieve across a broad spectrum of educational programmes.
Junior students are taught their core subjects by
specialist teachers and have access to all facilities available to senior students. These include
the Science Laboratories, Gymnasium, Computer Room, Food & Fabric Suite and Technology Rooms.
Over $3 million has been spent this past year on
upgrading the school environment, the gymnasium and hard court area, as well as the construction of an Electronics Laboratory, Performing Arts’ Centre and Fashion & Design Suite.
Senior students have the opportunity to take six
subjects through to Year 13. Plus, through Multi
Level Studies, they can gain Unit Standards in
Automotive Studies, Tourism, Drama, Hospitality,
Furniture Making, Sports Leadership. Then,
through the Activities programme they can
achieve in a broad range of extra curricular activities including Aviation, Sport, Ballroom Dancing, Young Enterprise Scheme, Kapa Haka, Musical Production and Performance Music.
We also run a very successful Workskills programme for those students who do not wish to
follow a purely academic pathway and ‘Gateway’
for those senior students who want to gain some
work experience in their chosen career.

Please phone the office on 09 431 8230 or
0800 682 628
for further information and an
appointment

Enrolling now for the 2007
school year

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MAUNGATUROTO GARDEN
CLUB
August meeting held in the Supper Room.
Centennial Hall.
Business meeting was followed by a very
interesting story from our special guest.
Trevor Brljevich, who recently travelled
to Holland where he received the most
prestigious medal in the floriculture industry.
Trevor recounted his life story and how
his father, a breeder of carnations and
Calla lilies, gave him half a seed pod to
grow. From that he has developed new
colours, types and shapes of blooms and
become one of the worlds renowned
breeder of Calla lilies. He is only the
third person outside of Holland to have
been award this honour.
Next meeting September Wednesday 20th
1.00pm Centennial Hall Supper Room.
Rowena Panhues and plants for sale

MAUNGATUROTO
BOWLING CLUB

Maungaturoto Squash Club News
September 2006
Club News:
Karla has taken over doing the draw for Thursday Club
nights and is doing a great job. You can help her by
letting her know early of any requests for times ,and by
organizing someone else to play for you if you cannot
make your game.
Interclub News:
As I type the mens’ Interclub team is playing off for the
5th to 8th final positions. They missed out on vying for
the tops spots by a single point.
The womens’ team haven’t faired so well and are playing for the 5th and 6th positions in their draw. Good
luck to both teams.
Tournament News:
Tournaments are over for the year and very few club
members made it to other tournaments this year. Hopefully we can gather some keen members for next year
and possibly do a few tournaments together.
Next up: Club Champs should be starting soon, watch
this space for details.
Thought for the month:
“Never underestimate the underdog!”

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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MAROHEMO HALL NEWS: September 2006

Aren’t the months flying by and isn’t
great to see some more sun at last!
You can almost hear the grass growing some days, and it’s nice to see
some smiles on the faces of farmers
after all that winter mud!
A date to put on your calendars is Saturday the
14th October. This is our annual Pot Luck Dinner,
a great occasion to share some food, some
laughs and get to know your neighbours a bit better.
Full details will be in the next Matters.
Also we will be holding our cake stall early in November and will be seeking your help nearer the time.
As always the hall is available for
hire.
For Hall bookings call Ted
4318249 or for more information
Heather on 4318565
For Hall bookings call Ted
4318249 or for more information
Heather on 4318565.

RSA Memorial Club Newsletter
Indoor Sports Competition – Wednesdays
Darts, pool, indoor bowls, snooker – join us from 6pm.
BBQ food available

Friday Dining & Social Evening
Come and try our new menu – with changes every
week:
mains from $8
2 courses from only $10
3 courses from only $12

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Paparoa
Line Dancing
At the Paparoa Hall
Thursday mornings
9:00 a.m. Beginners
10:00 a.m. Intermediate
11:00 a.m. Advanced

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 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.

September Special - free glass wine or soft drink
$100 jackpot starting Sept drawn Fridays 7- 8pm

Clubroom Hours:
The doors and bar are open on Wednesdays from
6.0pm, and Fridays from 5.0pm.

New members opportunity
Applications are welcome. Subs are only $27pa. To
join the RSA Memorial Club you do not have to be a
“Returned Serviceman”. Arrange a visit now.

Enquiries: phone RSA 09 431 8313 or
Ron Manderson, Sec/Treasurer 09 431 9101

EXERCISE TO MUSIC
AT THE PAPAROA HALL
Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.
Tutor:
Frances Greaves

ALL WELCOME
Contact Rose Plunkett
Ph: 431 7418

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‘PigPost’ is a matured blend of pine
sawdust and pig manure ready for the
garden.
Bernice Flower recommends
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Please note new phone No:
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Mobile: 021 423 802

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FARM LIVING
How to worm your cat - a lesson from Julieanne
Cat owners who’re faced with a snarling vicious moggie at worming time can now worm
their pets without losing a hand or having their arms shredded.
The cat they have to thank bit through the thumb nail of the Vet Centre receptionist,
Julieanne, when she took on the task of worming it because the vets were busy. As she
nursed her wound, Julieanne figured there had to be a better way to worm cats - and found
it.
She explained the system after I confessed to being paralysed with terror at the prospect of
worming two of our four cats. Sure, there have been occasional successes because our
helper Tony is a genius in this specialised field of animal welfare.
We have a system: I hold the cat, Tony clutches the back of its neck which forces its mouth
open. In goes the pill and I hold the mouth closed until the cat swallows. But last time that
failed with catty Lilac and we’re all leery of Dot. Only fat, greedy Tara doesn’t nibble round
tablets hidden in food.
Enter Julieanne and Hill’s Prescription Diet a/d food for convalescing cats which is so luscious
and supercharged it has to be used as directed by vets.
Here’s the method: Ensure offending cat is hungry. Feed it a morsel. Cat will love it so
much it will gobble next morsel in which you have cunningly embedded a worming tablet.
Don’t cut the tablet or you’ll break the coating which seals in the disgusting taste of the
worming drug.
I was skeptical, but desperate. It took weeks to psych myself up to do the deed, but it was
worth it. The results were truly astounding.
Tubby Tara and tiny Tui are gutses so were a cinch. Then fearsome Dot, who morphs into a
cornered tigress in the presence of worming pills, ate the bait and tablet. Just like that! I
waited for the evil feline to burp the lot up, but she didn’t. Amazing! Remarkable! Almost
frightening!
I’d have read the label right then, but for Lilac whose baleful stare said: “What’s with these
itsy mouthfuls? Gimme more.” I did and she obliged, tablet and all.
When I read the label everything became clear. The first three ingredients are: eau
(obviously effervescent and from the French Alps, although this is not stated); foie
(obviously from force fed geese, although this is not stated); and poulet (obviously free
range, organic and raised listening to classical music although . . . etc).
Just as well the fussy felines didn’t see the ingredients listed in dull old English on the other
side of the can.
When I popped into the Vet Centre to thank Julieanne (and empathise about her hapless
thumb) she told me one person who’d used the system had done a dance of joy in front of
the Vet Centre window. And that I was the fourth success story. The fourth! Why not the
40th, the 400th, or even the four millionth? This stuff works like magic. It could change the
world!
Thanks to Rae for her contribution

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Small Town, Big News
It was a dark and stormy night. My cell phone rang, I answered. “Hey Worzel,” a voice said,” it’s the New
York Times here and we’ve heard that they’ve made the big announcement and you’re the man we need
to supply the copy.”
“Well I don’t know if I can, you see I promised the Maungie Matters an exclusive on this.”
“Come on Worzel, we’re depending on ya, we’ve moved the middle east stuff to page three so we can
hold the front page leader for you, and of course we’re willing to pay. There’s a lot riding on this, we’re
syndicating to the Chronicle in Frisco, the Observer in London and we’re negotiating with the Beirut Star.
they need a good news story right now.. And, believe me there’s more than one major share brokerage
holding back funds until they hear the news. Damn it, Worzel the whole literary world is waiting with
baited breath. I’m depending on you, the last thing we need in this difficult age is for the New York Times
to appear with an empty front page. Think of it as a service for humanity.”
“Yeah okay, anything for humanity,” I replied,” how much are you paying ?”
“ Don’t worry about that we’ll give you fifty times what you usually get for writing this stuff, deadline’s in an
hour, we’ll be waiting.” He rung off. I turned on the computer and began to write…..fast.
This week the reading spectacles of the literary world are focused on the small town of Kaiwaka in New
Zealand’s Northland province. It’s here that a select band of literary critics unused to the spotlight of international scrutiny have, for years, beavered away, sifting through new and noted offerings from a smorgasbord of the words leading contemporary fiction.
Coming from all corners of the surrounding rural district they range in age from old to older, dedication to
literary criticism their hallmark, no distance is to great, no weather to foul, no cork to difficult to pull from a
bottle when they attend their monthly meetings. Flying in the face of modern trends towards internet surfing and reality television they work unobtrusively to keep alive the ancient art of book reading. Having
read and appraised most titles contained in international latest and best lists. This week they make public
the news that everyone is anxiously waiting for and name the Kaiwaka Book Club book of the year.
Why is this such important news? Simply because, In previous years the thought of announcing a book
of the year. had not occurred to them. In addition, the membership are of such diverse tastes that reaching agreement on which particular book should receive the accolades was impossible. However this year,
for the fist time ever, this band of dedicated bibliophiles have unanimously agreed that the Kaiwaka Book
Club book of the year is ……….
“ Q and A “ by Vikas Swarup .
Q and A is a first novel narrated in the first person by Indian waiter Ram Mohammed Thomas who
answers correctly every question in a billion rupee prize money T.V. game show. Suspicions are
aroused, “how could a lowly waiter answer such diverse and difficult questions,.” Ram relates to his
lawyer passages from his life which explain how he came to learn the answers and we are given an
insight into Indian life through the orphaned Ram’s eyes. Easy to read the prose is simple, but
clever, written with a wry humour each story within the story has a twist to it. Sometimes poignant,
sometimes a little shocking, I defy anyone to read this novel without laughing, out loud, at least once.
I attached the article to an e-mail and clicked the send icon. As I sat back to muse upon the fame and
fortune that would soon be mine. My cell phone rang,
“Howdy Worzel, Agent Dirk McGuire, C I A here, I gotta know the big news from Caywacker before it
goes public, it’s a matter of homeland security, we’re not to sure about this Caywacker Book Club.”
“Sorry Dirk I’ve already sent it, and it’s pronounced Kaiwaka.”
“Goddamn it, too late again, boy the president’s gonna be pissed, don’t let it happen again. Remember
we’re watchin you, and Guantanemo Bay ain’t no holiday resort, if you take my meanin.”
I tried to explain but the line went dead. I shut down the computer and left the office. I t was a dark and
stormy night.

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HAWKS – OUT BUT NOT DOWN
All Blacks coach Graham Henry recently said at a press conference that you learn more from a loss
than you do from a win.
The Otamatea Hawks learnt a lot this year. The Reserve team endured a winless season, while the
Premier side won just two of 21 matches.
Both teams did improve over the course of the year and have developed a sound launching pad for
the 2007 campaign. Unfortunately it seems they will have to spend at least one season in second division as the Premiers failed to safely navigate their way through a quadrangular promotion/relegation
series; beating Keri Keri, but losing to Moerewa and the Western Sharks.
Despite this setback, the mood in the club remains relatively positive. Numerous young players
(more than half the Premier team are under 21) gained valuable experience over the past six months,
and the club committee have become increasingly proactive. The committee worked hard to secure
the services of Justin Walker, Rugby Development Officer for the Otamatea area, and made progress
in the critical matter of player recruitment and hopefully retention.
Over the years Otamatea has produced some good players and teams and, if nothing else, 2006 has
steeled the resolve of everyone involved with the club to push through this difficult period so that our
up and coming rugby players can continue to ply their trade locally.
When your team is down by fifty points and you have to lift yourself out of the heavy mud and will
your weary legs to get you to the next ruck, make the next tackle, support the next ball carrier, it
breeds a type of mental toughness that does not come through winning.
Gareth Nicholl
Otamatea Hawks

MAUNGATROTO JMB RUGBY
What a great season it has been for Maungaturoto rugby and Otamatea in general. For
those who have not heard the Otamatea /
Rodney Taniwha cup team won this years Taniwha cup tournament. 3 boys were selected
from the Maungaturoto under 13 team with 2
being selected to trial for Northland, well done
guys. Also big cheers to locals Donald Riddle
and Gerrin Taiaroa who coached the team.
Prize-giving is coming up Friday 8th of September. Prize-giving will be at 6pm which will be
followed by a social at seven for all year 9 students and below to attend (please no nonplayers till after 7).
Finally with this being my last season with
Maungaturoto JMB, I would like to take this
opportunity to thank all the parents, supporters,
coaches , refs and players who have been involved over these past 6 years.

Terri Donaldson

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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KAIPARA KNIGHTS SOCCER CLUB

ATTENTION: ALL FARMERS
If you haven’t already, it is time to start thinking about purchasing calf feed.
Help support Kaipara Knights Soccer Club and the Rodney & Otamatea Soccer Association,
Association by purchasing PCL Calf Feed products. These products are very competitively priced.
For every unit sold we receive a donation from PCL Feeds and RD1.
For further information please contact your nearest RD1 store.

Kaipara Soccer Club prizegiving will be on 9th September at 2.30pm at the Kaiwaka Sports
Complex. This is after the ROSA last game and prizegiving.
All Welcome.

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

Absolute Concrete

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,
caravans, boats etc.
Filled at our shop

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

Call today at

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

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

D.B. FENCING
FULL EXPERIENCE
POST & RAIL
CONVENTIONAL & PALING
ALL REPAIR WORK UNDERTAKEN AT COMPETITIVE RATES
LIFESTYLE BLOCKS/SUB-DIVISION/SECTIONS
ALL WORK COMLETED TO YOUR SATISFACTION

PHONE: DANIEL (09) 431-6868

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TC ROOFING & CLADDING

CARPET & VINYL
LAYING

NEW WORK – REROOFS
REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE
SPECIALIST IN ALL LONG RUN ROOFING
COPPER & METAL SPOUTING
PVC SPOUTING & DOWN PIPES

ALSO BUTYCLAD APPLICATION

Trevor Dempsey

TOM CUMBER
35 YEARS EXPERIENCE
PHONE & FAX (09) 431 8562
MOBILE (021) 280 0584

Ph/Fax (09) 431-8888
Mob (025) 283-8039

KAIPARA
ΚΑΙΠΑΡ Α PLUMBING
ΠΛΥΜΒΙΝΓ ΛΤ∆
LTD

KEVIN FUTTER

Graham Slatter

BUILDER

PLUMBER DRAINLAYER
Master Plumber
Registered Drainlayer

3 ton digger & truck for hire

5 View Road,
Maungaturoto
Phone 025 244 5430
A/Hrs Ph. 431 8451
Fax. 431 8561

Phone: 431-6677
Or
021 514 230

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Classified:

Help Wanted.
Reliable person able to do sanding on wooden frame house so as
to make ready for painting. Must be able to work unsupervised.
Please call Danielle Williamson (8AM(8AM-8PM) at (09) 431 8251

What’s on in SEPTEMBER
Fri.01st/
Thyr.14th
Wed.06th

5 cents collections for Plunket, see the Plunket
buckets in Maungaturoto shops
Threads of Time Exhibition—Kauri Museum

Thur.14th
Sat.16th
Sat.16th/

Maungaturoto Business Association Meeting
Community Centre 5.30pm
Wellbeing Committee Meeting—Primary School
1.30pm
JBM Prizegiving Country Club from 6.00pm
OHS SENIOR BALL
Kaipara Knights Prizegiving Kaiwaka Sports
Complex 2.30pm
Lilttle Ones Expo—Centennial Hall 9am-2.00pm
Kauri Settlers Day—Kauri Museum
Northland Kauri Festival—Kauri Museum and

Wed.20th
Sat.30th

Real Town AGM
Wood Sculpture exhibition

Thur.07th
Fri.08th
Sat.09th
Sat.09th

Coming up in OCTOBER
Wed.04th
Sat.14th/
Fri.20th.
Sat.14th
Thur.18th
Sat.21st

5 cent collections for Plunket, ends October.
Maungaturoto Business Association Meeting
Community Centre 5.30pm
Plunket National Appeal,
Marehemo Pot Luck Dinner
Maungaturoto Sub-branch of the RNZ Plunket
Society, AGM
Maungaturoto Playcentre AGM

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

IRD &
OSTEO THERAPIST

- Last Friday of each
month

Community Directory
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
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
Otamtea 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,
431-8689
Club Maungaturoto
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
Scrabble
431-8136
500 Card evening
431-8117
Congregational Church Hall

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