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Maungaturoto, A Real New Zealand Town ‘Gettin’ on with it!’
Trick skates and spring rockers will soon sit
alongside the more traditional swings and
climbing frames in the ‘new look’ playground
in Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto. Months of
planning have finally paid off as work gets
underway on the redevelopment. The project
is a joint effort between Kaipara District
Council and the community with funds for the
new play equipment coming from an ASB
Kaipara District Council Reserves Coordinator, Stephen Soole, “We have a large contingent of volunteers involved in one way or another – donating time, equipment or materials. While Council staff will oversee the project, the community have organised working
bees to do most of the preparatory work.”
The redeveloped playground will be larger
than the current area as it will include an adjoining parcel of land donated by the owners
of a neighbouring property. “The increased
size of the area means we can have separate
play areas for young and older children as
well as picnic and seating areas.”
It is hoped that the new equipment will be
installed in late November in time for a December opening.
Councillor Graham Taylor, “It’s great to see
the community pulling together to achieve
something they can be proud of. Real Town
Maungaturoto have been involved in this project right from the outset and have been coordinating the community’s involvement.”
Issue 64 November 2006
CHRISTMAS IS APPROACHING
DATE FOR INCLUSION
IN THE DECEMBER
MONDAY 20 NOVEMBER
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Dates for Bus Trips to Whangarei
Shopping, appointments etc.
Wednesday 08th November 06
Thursday 7th December 2006
For bookings, enquiries and prices
please phone (09) 431 8059
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.
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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.
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR
GENEROUS SUPPORT DURING
PLUNKET APPEAL WEEK
For further details Ph Jennifer (09) 431 6343
Real Town Maungaturoto
Working Bee for the playground - Saturday
11 November 10am.
We need to do some volunteer work to make
our dollars go further to provide a great place
for our young people to play.
If you can come please let Anne Squires know
or just turn up on the day.
If we get a good number should only be for a
couple of hours.
We have to have the ground prepared for the
new equipment which arrives at the end of the
Get to know . . . Dennise Brownlie
Will the real Dennise Brownlie please stand up!
Talented actress and Otamatea Repertory Theatre’s president
Dennise plays various roles both on stage and in her everyday life. She was a stroppy old dame in OTR’s The Geriatrics, then Big Lil in Murder in the Music Hall. She was such
an outstanding mad chook in Chook, Chook that a new
award - The Best Actress in a Comedy Award - was created
for her at last year’s Norfolk Island Theatre Festival. Chook,
Chook placed third equal with ORT’s other play, A Dog’s Life
in the festival that attracted 12 theatre groups from New Zealand and Australia.
In her day job at The Kauri Museum where she catalogues
donated items she dresses in a corporate outfit that features a
stylish merino and possum cardigan. On open days Dennise
sports shabby, grubby pioneer gum digger garb. It was the
outfit she favoured when the Prime Minister opened the
boarding house. Dennise loves her work at the Kauri Museum as she’s fascinated by history – including her own. Her
stonemason grandfather, five greats back, helped build
Kerikeri’s stone store and she’s a member of the Edmonds
family from the Bay of Islands.
Dennise has been at the Kauri Museum for four years. Before
than she had a colourful career - she gave up dental nursing
after just seven months and has been a kumara picker, a
cleaner, an office worker and more.
She’s also an artist who was discouraged from going to Elam
Art School because only hippies went there.
She married Robert, a school teacher, and had two daughters, Amber and Topaz.
When Robert got a job at Matakohe School in 1982 they liked
the place and the people and made it home. Dennise returned to painting when some local women started the Hukatere Art Group, and discovered a talent for realistic bush
paintings. “I have a feel for the bush thanks to my parents
who always used to take us to the bush and point out all the
different trees.” For a while she had a gallery at Matakohe
and a few years ago she spent 200 hours over three months
painting a 15m mural at The Kauri Museum.
At about the time Dennise returned to art she went to an OTR
performance in Maungaturoto and thought “what a magnificent place – out in the middle of nowhere”.
She helped backstage in Aladdin. Her first major role was
Queenie in Showboat performed at Forum North. She was
encouraged by schoolboy Hayden Tee who today has an acting career overseas. ORT puts on about four performances a
year - the Christmas pantomime is coming up - and holds
workshops for youth. Dennise also directs and, as the ORT
president, is involved in a project to renovate the theatre. She
has a natural flair for comedy.
“I’ve always been outgoing and boisterous and out there,”
says Dennise who attributes some of those qualities to being
a middle child who had to fight to get noticed. “My first
teacher told me I was her little bulldozer.”
“I can ad lib and give cheek,” she says. “I think people look
forward to seeing what I’m going to do next and so do my
CHRISTMAS PARADE UPDATE
It is interesting at the response I have had from my
last report in the Matters. Many people have asked
“are you a little bit upset/angry?”, well I am not angry as much as I am disappointed, I was hoping a
few more people might put their hand up, but a huge
thanks to those few who have, it’s great to have
some new faces involved.
Now down to business.
The parade is on Saturday the 9th of December, the
parade will be going through town at 6.00pm after
the grand opening of our new park. The parade will
then finish at the Country Club where we will be
having the community concert again. One change to
the day is that we will be holding the market area
down at the Country Club in the evening on the
rugby field, we are hoping to have organised activities for all the family to participate in as well as great
entertainment. We are in the process of organising
these events so if you have a talent to show case, a
stall to run , a float to enter or you just want to help
on the day just give me a call.
Come on Maungaturoto get involved, it’s your town;
let’s show the world how great we can be!!!!!!
Terri Donaldson 4318 599
Phonics based program
Small class sizes
Biblically based curriculum
Next New Entrant intake February 2007
Everyone is welcome to the Annual General
Meeting for Gymnastics Otamatea,
to be held on November 6th, 7.30pm
at the Kaiwaka Sports Association.
For enquiries, please phone
Stephanie Brown (09) 4312 022
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Pottery (fabulous Robert Gordon)
Tracks and Tapes
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Please phone 431 8206 or 0800 852
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Computer playing up so much that
you want to drop it off a cliff!!
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Parts & Service.
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Otamatea Avenue of Trees 1990
The vision continues
The trees are looking good in their spring/summer
finery. The pruned areas are recovering and filling
out and with the trunks cleared they are shaping up
We have started to repair the frames that have
broken over the years and replace damaged wire
netting. This will continue over the summer months
along with clearing the ground in the cages of
weeds and grass. Some trees that have died or
been damaged will be replaced next Autumn. Further pruning and shaping will be carried out so that
the trees form a clean uniform avenue into town.
Working bees will be carried out whenever possible (not necessary in the weekends ). If anyone
wishes to assist in the work please give your name
to any of the committee. You will certainly be
asked to help.
Those on the committee are: Dave Orford, John
Albert, Eileen Parsons, Norman Dale, Alan Flower,
Paddy Thornton, Vern Powell and Tom Clark
OTAMATEA KAURI & PIONEER
MUSEUM TRUST BOARD
(Trading as THE KAURI MUSEUM)
Annual General Meeting
Election of Trustees
27 November 2006 at 7pm
Trustee nominations close
5pm, 20 November 2006
At the Museum
Enquiries to Colleen Glass phone 09-431-7417
Forms available at The Kauri Museum shops in
Matakohe & Kaiwaka
From the Editor’s Desk
Can’t believe that the next edition is the
Christmas one. Which brings me to remind
everyone although I always put the close off
date on page 2, it’s amazing how many people
will ring me around the 26th of each month
and ask ‘are they too late!!!!!’.
So close off date for everything for the December issue is MONDAY 20TH NOVEMBER, anything received after that WILL NOT
go into the December issue — no exceptions.
Churches and local organisations who want
special dates put in the Matters please ensure
that everything gets to me by that date.
Last month I advised that Susan McRae had
taken over as the Secretary of the Business
Association—True! But wrongly I assumed
that she would also take over all duties including billing for the Matters as Gale did when
she took over the secretarial ship —Wrong!!!.
Gale Albert. Is still looking after the billing for
the Matters. Sorry Susan, sorry Gale!!
He has kept us all amused with the amazing
stories of his ‘Country Critters’ in the Matters
and now our very own Worzel (Chris Sellers) is
launching his own novel called 'The Investigation' a tale about intergalactic investigator
Grovan Yorg ..
This special launch will take place on Friday
3rd November at the Country Club approximately 6.00pm. Go along and met our very
talent ‘teller of tales’
After School Care Supervisor/manager
2.30pm to 5.30pm
Otamatea Out of School Care requires a
dynamic person to manage the after school care programme. Parent with children are welcome to apply. If
you have initiative, are well organized, love children,
are creative, and able to supervise staff, please apply
in writing along with a CV and the names and contact
details of 3 referees to Vacancy, Otamatea Education
Trust, PO Box 104, Maungaturoto.
For further information contact Sally Green phone 09
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Homebuilders Community House
November already and Christmas just around the corner.
We are winding down at the moment with our last two workshops coming to a close this
month. It has been a very busy year with workshops covering all sorts of issues and we
have good feedback from those that participated, that they got a lot out of them.
We have achieved many things this year and added a few new initiatives to help bring to
our community some new services that will give practical help and support to those that
We do have some exciting new workshops planned for next year and are at present trying
to get these organized for our 2007 year, more news on those to come…
The newest one this year, is of course our literacy /tutoring assistance. This is of great
help to those people out there that are struggling to read, write or just simply understand.
An example of how difficult it is to understand our language is simply to look at how many
different ways we spell the same word, how many meanings/uses it can have and all of them
pronounced the same. Such as; two, to and too and there and their, hours and ours etc.
I could go on all day with this. English is one of the hardest languages to learn so it is not
hard to figure why our children are having a hard time with it at school and then there are
mobile phones, its just about impossible to understand what some txt messages mean unless
you are used to it and able to translate.
If you have a need for this for yourself or for your kids please give us a call and we will
help. .ph Robert
on 09 4319080.
Our next Good Old Days Luncheon is happening on the 6th November 11am
usual place…Homebuilders community House and we will have news of our
Special Christmas lunch to tell you about.
This time of the year brings about the need to call for more donations towards our food
bank. As you know we have been helping many families along during the tougher times in
their lives and Christmas is always one of them. Donations are always happily accepted
and we would be delighted to receive any items you might like to give.
That’s about all I have for this column as I said we are winding down and thinking now
towards Christmas hols and family visits and picnics in the sun with the kids…we hope.
So take care as always and remember we are here for whenever you may need us.
My regards Maureen Davis
29th September to 7th October
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gratefully thank all those who
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Special thanks to the collectors
It wouldn't happen
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ST. JOHN AMBULANCE
St. John Area Committee & Division wish to thank
all who helped with Trash & Treasure this year and
to those who donated goods for our Sale & Auction.
You will be surprised at our total of over $10,000.
The money made will make a big help keeping our
Ambulance service here and in Kaiwaka, with the
very best of equipment training for our volunteers.
Also we have a First Aid Vehicle of which we are
responsible for. This unit has been a big help at
sports and galas. You may be wonder where we got
it from. It was an ambulance we bought for Kaiwaka First Response. When Kaiwaka were given a
new ambulance, we managed to get it back for use in
We continue to help our very hard working Volunteers with Uniforms, training or anything they require.
The week of Trash and Treasure saw ambulance
people from everywhere helping, some who had
been out on duty at night and day. They are worth a
gold medal for this, Thank you all.
Saturday saw us at an auction our first! A lot of fun
for all even bidding against each other.
Thank you all
‘Let's Get Physical
The Maungaturoto Primary School PTA is on
course to hold its first annual "Fun Run and
Walk" on Saturday November 4 the, 2006.
The event, which kicks off at 10am from the
Maungaturoto Country Club rugby grounds offers
two distance options - 6Km or 11 Km – and is suitable to all ages and fitness levels.
The course runs entirely through Maungaturoto
from the Country Club up to Hurndal Street, onto
Whaka Street and Judd Road before heading back
up via Bickerstaffe Road to the Start/Finish line.
Individual entry is $8 per adult and $5 for
Juniors (under 16).
Food and refreshments will be available and parking is free.
A huge list of sponsors also means wonderful spot
prizes are to be had.
Coast to Coast Health Care.
Coast to Coast Health Care, providers of Primary
Health services including General Practice from Snells
Beach, Matakana, Wellsford, Mangawhai, Maungaturoto and Paparoa and their districts, in association
with “Coast to Coast Primary Health Organization” are
pleased to announce that as of October 1st 2006 they
have been able to reduce their maximum fee for a standard consultation for Enrolled and subsidized adults to
$15.00, and for children aged 6- 18year old to $10.00.
Children under the age of 6 years will remain free.
CTCHC are able to do so due to extra funding announced by the Minister of Health for low cost access
funded P.H.O’s in order to address the issue of cost as a
barrier to health care. This fee reduction will also apply
to the Snells Beach (Kowhai Surgery) and Matakana
clinics, except for the unsubsidized age band of 25-44
year olds until July 07 when they will also be included.
“This represents a further opportunity for us to bring
even more affordable quality General Practice services
to the people of our district.” says Dr Tim Malloy,
spokesperson for Coast to Coast Health Care.
“We know the difficulties that cost represents to many
of our people when deciding whether to access health
care. With this opportunity through increased state subsidy we were keen to see this implemented locally
through our PHO “said the Coast to Coast PHO Chairman Mr. John Marsden.
In an effort to address other access issues Coast to
Coast Health Cares’s recent opening of a further clinic
at 74 Matakana Valley Rd has been very well supported
by the community. Matakana people and others form
the region have been complimentary in Coast to Coast
Health Cares efforts to bring their services to people
with a steady stream of new enrolments.
Local people have also been very complimentary
about Dr’s Michael Evans , Anne Scott, Francesco Lentini and Chris Miller who have provided services to the
clinic at times and are themselves also “ locals “ to the
district, a long with receptionist Jacquie Ruck, a long
time Pakiri local, and of course the Practice nurse’s.
CTCHC has found this clinic has been well supported
by the Kowhai Coast Medical Center at Snells Beach
and new enrollees have been please with the 24 hour
support available relatively nearby at the Wellsford
Medical Center – where there is a GP available on call
after hours and on weekends for urgent medical care or
It is hoped that further support for the Matakana clinic
will see its hours extended into the afternoons, and its
range of services expanded.
Entries forms can be downloaded from
All enquiries may be directed to:Tina at (09) 431-8180 or
Kate via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Tim Malloy:
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THE ROTARY CLUB OF MAUNGATUROTO & DISTRICTS INCORPORATED
The club has been busy planning activities for the Rotary year. Looking back we marshalled one stage in
the Rally of Whangarei on I July. The number of spectators was extremely disappointing and we were
thankful that the weather was excellent. The almost complete absence of publicity was surprising especially in view of the opening in Whangarei. We hosted one semi-final of the Whangarei speech contest.
All speakers were excellent in their presentation and choosing a winner was a very difficult task for the
judges. DOC and the Community Service Committee have met and DOC is going to improve the access to
the Piroa Falls, particularly with regard to safety. Don McKay gave a run down of the past performance
the Maungaturoto Community Charitable Trust with the Resthome, Medical Centre, the Village and the
more recent building of eight units for purchase. All the units were sold by the time building was completed. He also produced and explained plans for further development of the area in order to meet the
needs of people who don’t wish to leave the district, as they grow older.
We now pay respect to the service of the longest serving Rotarian in the world, Tom McKay of Dargaville.
His life as a businessman, he is still active in his business, as member of the community and as a member
of Rotary has been truly amazing. Sixty years service is a challenge to us all.
Looking ahead we will be holding our Annual Senior Citizens Dinner on 28 November. We entertain elderly persons who do not get out very much, usually living alone. If you know of anyone in that category do
not hesitate to contact any Rotarian.
We are in the process of bagging “PigPost”. This PigPost is excellent fertiliser for the gardens and is available now. We will deliver to your door. Anyone wishing to place orders for bags please contact Harold
McCabe 431 4792 for Mangawhai; Les Kenworthy-Thompson 431 8035 or Alex Tetzner 431 8091 for
Maungaturoto-Paparoa; Dan Mills 431 2130 for Kaiwaka; Norman Dalebrook 432 0788 for Waipu.
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QUILTS OF COLOUR AT THE KAURI MUSEUM
Anniversary Exhibition of the Otamatea Quilters Group.
Hidden in the hills and valleys that surround the mighty Kaipara are a group of talented ladies known as
the Otamatea Quilters Group and each year they emerge to display the exquisitely crafted quilts and
patchwork that they have been working on throughout the year.
For their 22nd anniversary they will again convert the Volunteers Hall at The Kauri Museum into a kaleidoscope of colour and form. Against the background of the massive kauri slab that runs through the centre
of the hall the quilts are displayed in all their beauty. Other than in the cosiness of a family home it would
be difficult to find a better setting for these works of art to be viewed.
Even without long time prolific quilter Shirley Martin as a member of the Otamatea Quilters Group, some
70 works will be on display ranging from large traditional bed quilts to delicate wall hangings of antique
Japanese silks. Imagination runs riot as the skilled ladies produce abstract patterns to traditional and New
And although Shirley is no longer a resident of the district she has returned as “guest” quilter for this year’s
exhibition. A special exhibition of Shirley’s work will be shown in the Boarding House within the museum
which was opened by Prime Minister Helen Clark in August.
The exhibition will run from October 17th to November 7th , during which time ladies of the group will be
present and an array of quilting material, sewing machines and quilters’ equipment will be on sale.
An annual event at The Kauri Museum not to be missed.
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Olla Podriga Talent Quest winners:
1st Place Leroy Brown ($100.prize)
2nd Place Ngaroimata Morgan ($50 prize)
3rd place Jaimee Kingi ($25 prize)
Senior School Examinations
Go to the school’s website for Olla Podriga
Ed’s Note: Photo of Leroy Brown was sent but was
far too dark to reproduce in the Matters
We are pleased to welcome two teaching
assistants to our staff:
Mrs Ayako Sato
comes from Tokyo.
She has a Master’s
degree in English
Literature and she
has taught at a Junior High School in
Tokyo for 10 years.
She came to OHS to
learn new teaching
methods. She is enjoying being part of
the school’s team
It’s that time of year again! As I write this
column, senior students are sitting school
examinations as practice for the external
NCEA examinations which begin on Monday
20 November. Results from the school exams as well as internal NCEA standards
achieved this year will be reported to parents
following Senior Prizegiving to be held on
Wednesday 15 November.
Mr Alexandre Roland
was born in France but
has spent his last 20
years in Kiel in Germany. He has a Master’s degree in French
and English and a Diploma in Education. He
will start his 2 year
teacher training on his
return to Germany next
February. He is currently enjoying his work
experience at OHS,
surfing and working out
at the Kaiwaka Gym
Events Calendar up to 30 November
Wed 15 Nov Senior Prizegiving in OHS Hall.
Please be seated by 12.30pm
Senior Reports issued
Mon 20 Nov NCEA Exams begin
Tues 21 Nov Year 10 Career trip
Mon 27 Nov Top 40 Golden Kauri Trip to
Tues 28 & Wed 29 Nov Year 9 Exams
Elizabeth Perry Assistant Principal
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October 18th we met for a trip to Mangawhai, visiting Aileen and Ray Jones
garden in Old Waipu Road and Penrose
Farm in the same area.
A really good turn out of members were
welcomed by Aileen and we were able to
wander around this extensive garden. A
wonderful bank of plants looked down on
a stream where a series of ponds and
small waterfalls had been created. This
was planted with waterloving plants and
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Our next garden of Malcolm and Joanna
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The next meeting November 15th, a local
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Meet 10.30am at the Ambulance Car Park
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Maungaturoto Squash Club News
Well Club Champs have been played and the finals
night provided some fiercely contested games. Kenny
has had a great season and took Innes to five in the
Mens Final. Some great rallies of cat and mouse were
had, with Innes eventually gaining the upper hand and
taking out the match. In the Womens Final it was once
again Heather taking on the hard-hitting Tracey James.
It was a well contested match with Heather pushing
Tracey all the way and going to five games. Tracey
won out in the end with her accuracy in shot play.
Prizegiving was held after the finals with the following
awards given out:
Mens Champ 2006: Innes Amnderson
Womens Champ 2006: Tracey James
Club Spirit: Karla Shadbolt
Most Improved: Bryce Lupton
Graded Player 2006: Chris Sellars
Junior Boys Champ: Willie Garnett
Junior Girls Champ: Gabriella Bartschi
Most improved Junior: Craig Thornton
Club Nights have now finished but there are
generally a few people keen to keep playing
over summer, so keep at it!
Tuesday morning roll-ups
Men and Women
Includes coaching sessions for beginners
Spare bowls available
(but soft soled shoes must be worn)
New arrivals to Maungaturoto
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This interesting article was penned by writer Cliff
Taylor, about the Sunday jazz sessions at the Sahara and the general livelihood in Paparoa.
“The ghosts of Paparoa bank managers past might be turning
in their graves this summer. Or at least tapping their toes.
Paparoa's former Bank of New Zealand, now the Sahara restaurant and bar, will be resonating to the sounds of live jazz
for the next few months as the Sahara Summer Sessions jazz
season gets into its swing.
The first Sunday session was a huge success with more than
50 jazz lovers braving a fierce Spring storm to enjoy the mellow sounds of the Joe Carbery Trio. Served up on a weekend
which also saw a big crowd turn out for Paparoa's inaugural
Wearable Arts festival it proved to Sahara's owners Nik
Hendriksen and Fiona Stark that there is a real appetite for
live music in the area.
'We were turning people away, despite the weather,' says Nik.
'It was a big weekend in Paparoa and the busy summer season
hasn't really started yet. We're looking forward to lots of Sunday sessions over the next few months.'
Sahara recommends people should book ahead to be guaranteed a seat, although, weather permitting, the band will be
playing on the restaurant's newly extended back veranda
Sahara is also looking for other quality musicians to take part
in the sessions throughout the summer."
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MAROHEMO HALL NEWS: September 2006
A great evening was had by
all who attended the Marohemo Hall Pot Luck Dinner
in October. Numbers were
down on previous years but
the children made up for it in enthusiasm
and ability to devour every morsel put in
front of them!
Our Annual Cake Stall is only days away so get
baking! It will be on the 10th of November
Please drop off baking by 9am or
it can be left at Dreams earlier in
Please also remember to provide
items for our grocery raffle.
For any further information you
can call Ted on 4318249 or
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
mains from $8
2 courses from only $10
3 courses from only $12
At the Paparoa Hall
9:00 a.m. Beginners
10:00 a.m. Intermediate
11:00 a.m. Advanced
For Fun, Fitness and
To Improve Your Memory
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.
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
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.
Contact Rose Plunkett
Ph: 431 7418
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It's what keeps
Chook with an Ego
Hallelujah! My chooks have achieved peak production. It’s a world first.
For a thrilling week or so the number chooks and eggs matched: two chooks, two eggs. It
may be good karma. I’d just decided to buy only free range eggs. Rex and I had jointly
spent $1500 on eye tests and spectacles and, in an illogical leap, I figured anyone who
spends that much on glasses should be considerate consumers on behalf of chooks.
This egg milestone is a big deal. Five years ago we had seven chooks, but never seven eggs
on a single day. Since then, all but Blackie, a robust Plymouth Barred Rock, have died. Last
summer Whitey, a trembling neurotic chook who was too scared to leave the coop, joined
It’s an understatement to say Whitey’s mental health has improved. I’ve found her resting
by the fridge like it’s hers, she regularly trots through the kitchen and a distinctive ‘tap, tap,
tap’ indicates she’s prospecting for crumbs. But her latest trick defied belief.
At peak production time the pair was free range and laying in the coop - until a nest appeared under a lavender bush. I removed all but one egg but the next day it had been
smashed and eaten by . . . something.
I returned the girls to their coop, but overnight the irritating birds pulled the hay out of the
nesting boxes. There was only one egg. I relined the boxes but they continually ripped
apart my handiwork. Egg production tailed off.
I didn’t know whether the hens were in a snit or their eggs were being eaten. Finally I lined
only their favourite nesting box and normal transmission resumed.
Then a pesky but mild-mannered bull who’d found a hole in a fence claimed the house paddock and, being clumsy, knocked the chook pen open.
The girls fled. Ah well, I foolishly thought, I’ll let them roam even though the farmer gets
fed up with them. While I pick up their doings on the terrace with bits of loo paper, this
miniscule domestic task is far, far beyond him.
But then one adopted Kate’s dog bed as a nest. It sits on one corner of our long firewood
box. Okay, so it’s the colour of hay and has a comfy nest dent in the centre, but at almost a
metre square, it’s way too big for a hen.
After three days I’d had enough. As well as leaving eggs, the offending chook left a yicky
wet spot – do hens’ waters break when they lay or what?
We never caught the culprit in the act, but my money’s on Whitey.
Kate’s bed would be ideal for a large, self-important bird - America’s national symbol the
bald eagle would qualify on both counts, or a perfectly ordinary hen with no concept of the
boundaries within which any self respecting chook should live - Whitey fits the bill.
Thanks to Rae for her contribution
OTAMATEA CALF AND LAMB DAY 2006
It was a typical spring day; rain clouds hung heavy above and threatened to burst.
But as we stared a quick rain shower gave way to what was a fine afternoon.
This year’s event saw an increase in entrants with 5 lambs and 14 calves. Only six of
last years entrants returned so it was great to see 15 new faces.
The judges Neil Donaldson, Neil Sidwell and Des Smeath had their work cut out for
them as the quality of entrants was high and it was obvious that many hours of effort
had gone into the rearing and caring of all animals. It was also great to see plenty of
I would like to thank our sponsors, who as usual were very generous:
The National Bank, Rd1, Agrisea, PCL feeds and Mgto Lions.
Michael Kissick from the National Bank and Merilyn Banks from Lions presented the
main awards and Rosemary Lynn from Lions presented our best name award.
I would also like to thank the judges, parents, OHS, students and the wider
community for all the support, it is great to have so much positive feedback, also a
special thanks to Ann Shanks, Deanna Underwood and Ken Finlayson.
Congrats to all the prize winners and to the champions.
4th leading, 3rd rearing, 1st calling
5th leading, 1st rearing, 4th calling
1st leading, 2nd rearing, 3rd calling
leading, 4th rearing, 2nd calling
3 leading, 5th rearing, 5th calling
CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS: Otto Hansen
2nd leading, 4th rearing, 1st dairy light
3rd= leading, 1st rearing, 1st dairy heavy
5th leading, 2nd rearing, 2nd dairy heavy
5thleading, 5th rearing, 3rd dairy heavy
3rd= leading, 6th rearing, 2nd dairy light
Katherine Allingham 2nd leading, 2nd rearing, 1st beef
4th rearing, 1st dairy heavy
1st dairy light
2nd leading, 2nd rearing, 1st beef
3rd rearing, 3rd dairy heavy
5th= leading, 5th dairy heavy
3rd leading, 5th rearing, 2nd beef
1st leading, 1st rearing, 2nd dairy heavy
4th leading, 4th dairy heavy
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What’s on in NOVEMBER
Kaipara District Sports Awards
Worzel’s Book Launch Country Club 6.00pm
PTA Meeting Primary School 7.30pm
Maungaturoto Business Association Meeting
Community Centre 5.30pm
Public Meeting—Maungaturoto Charitable Trust
St. John Ambulance Station 7.30pm
Mobile Car Clinic outside Plunket
Coming up in DECEMBER
Maungaturoto Santa Parade
Maungaturoto Business Association Meeting
1st Wednesday of the month
Community Centre 5.30pm
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
Indoor Bowls Mondays 7.15pm R.S.A.
Emergency – Ambulance, fire Police
Public Health Nurse - Claire Jaques
Care & Share Family Support
Homebuilders Community Services
Kaipara District Council
Dog, Stock & Noise Control
Rubbish Mobile (Truck)
Maungaturoto Community Centre
Contact:- Lorraine Orford
Maungaturoto Country Club
Maungaturoto Money Exchange
Maungaturoto Primary School
Maungaturoto Rest Home
Otamtea Christian School
Otamatea High School
Otamatea Marae, Batley Road
Otamatea Reperatory Society
School Dental Clinic
Veterinarian, Vet Centre
Ararua Pony Club Contact
President Bevan Haddrell
Arthritis Support Group
2nd Tuesday 2nd month
Craft Group – different venues
Last Thur. Of the month
Cubs & Scouts
CWI (Country Womens Institute)
Last Monday of the month 7.00pm
Friends of the Rest Home
1st Tuesday, 2nd month
2nd & 4th Monday (cont Alistair Banks)
Maungaturoto Garden Club
3rd Wednesday of the month
Club Mangaturoto & Districts
RSA (Returned Services Association)
500 Card evening
Congregational Church Hall
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