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Welcome to
Maungaturoto, A Real New Zealand Town ‘Gettin’ on with it!’

Issue 65 December 2006

Congratulations
It’s hard to believe it’s that time of the year again, not
too sure were the last year has gone! But at this time I
really must thank the people who help make the
Maungaturoto Matters work.
The Maungaturoto Business Association without
whom, there would be no ‘Maungaturoto Matters’.
To all the contributors especially Rae Roadley and
Chris Sellars (Worzel) for their delightful stories. To
all the Secretaries of the Clubs who ensure that their
news gets to me, with a special mention to Heather
Lupton, who over the last four years has always been
the first to arrive. To Gale Albert who has looked after
the accounts and issued all the invoices. George Lewis
who took over for two months enabling me to take a
long look-forward-to break
To all the wonderful people both past and present who
have helped with the collating of the Matters, organized by Tina Holst at the moment and to Karen
Smales who no longer Secretary of the Business Association, still assists in many ways.
Last but no means least, my husband Ron who prints
the Matters for you.
The Christmas Parade takes place on Saturday 9th
December, unfortunately I wont be here to see it, but it
sounds as if an awful lot of work, headed by Terri
Donaldson has gone into it. And as there is no edition
of the Matters in January I am relying on other local
papers to give it a glowing report. Make sure you get
out there to see it and support everyone who has done
so much to make it happen.
Worzel’s book lunch went well at the Country Club
and I notice that there are copies of his novel on sale at
the Post Office (disappearing quickly)
I wish everyone the compliments of the season and ask
that you all take care over the holidays and drive safely
— we want you back next year .
There will be no Maungaturoto Matters in January,
first issue of the year is February, please check the
close-off date.
Until next time

Eve

To Bryn Seagar on his achievement as one of
only eight Air Training Corp cadets to be chosen
to take part in an overseas exchange.
Also to sister Gabrielle Seager who was one of
five who won a bonus prize in Push Play month.
To Karen and Mike Smales on the birth of their
second grandchild Georgia Gould , who was born
on 23 August to Vikki nee Smales and Mathew.
Brother William thinks she is just wonderful.
She is doing really well and is already sleeping
through the night.

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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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
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Please note we do not usually accept photographs as
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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
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DEADLINES FOR NEXT ISSUE
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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 Katrina McGill (09) 4318821
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.

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR
GENEROUS SUPPORT DURING
PLUNKET APPEAL WEEK
For further details Ph Jennifer (09) 431 6343

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Real Town Maungaturoto
Inc
By the time you read this report the equipment will
be in place in the playground which should be looking great. A huge thanks has to go to Anne Squires
-Tantrum and Mike Forbes for the endless hours
they have put into this project. They have done a
great job. There will be lots more “thank you's” to
come in the next edition. There is to be one more
working bee on Saturday 2 December to do the
planting/landscaping so if you can help be there
from 8am on that day even if it is only for an hour
or so. As the saying goes "Many Hands Make
Light Work".
The grand opening of the park will be Saturday 9
December 5pm just before the Christmas Parade.
Talking of which anyone willing to be a marshal for
the parade please contact Terri Donaldson. For
the parade to happen we need at least 20 marshals

Karen Smales
Secretary

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MAUNGATUROTO CHRISTMAS PARADE
SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER
It’s only a couple of weeks to go till the big event and everything seems to be falling into place. I have a great little committee who are working hard at to hold an event the whole community can be involved in but it is not too late if you want to be
involved.
We are still looking for talented people to show case themselves, if you are interested please call Eileen on 4318 230 and
leave a message. We are also looking for more stalls from groups or individuals, there is no cost for a stall and it’s a good
way to fund-raise or make a little extra Xmas money, call me to register.
Helpers on the day are now required , there are many jobs from road-patrolling to being a clown and everything in
between, give me a call and I know I will be able to find the right job for you.
So far I have around 18 floats/items registered for the parade, remember it is a good way to get a bit of free advertising
and the chance to win good prize-money so give me a call and get your business or community group noticed.
I have had some frequently asked questions about the parade so I better answer them so I can avoid confusion:
Will there be food on the night? Yes, the country club caters will have meals available and the lions caravan will also be on
site.
Is there any costs? No, the businesses of Maungaturoto financially supports this event so you don’t have to.
Is it too late to be involved? It is never too late to get involved, give me a call we always need more help.
Why has the format changed? Saturdays are no longer a rest day, many people work or play sports on Saturday mornings
and to show that everyone is a valued member of our community we have put the parade in the evening so everyone can
be involved.
Why should I bother going? A pro-active community is a strong community, we always seem keen to tell other areas how
great we are, let’s put that theory to the test and prove it plus you will miss out on a great event.
What can I expect to see? Lots of colour and talent. Lana Searle from More FM will be there and Tane the Northland
Taniwha.
Where do I park? Parking will be available on the primary school field, please no parking on the main street after 5.00 so
the way is clear for the parade.
Why have the stalls moved? This is probably the most asked question. Firstly the main reason is safety, as the stalls take
up much of the space on the side walk people are forced to stand on the road during the parade, this creates a dangerous
situation, and I am sure you all understand that safety is paramount. Secondly we tried to include a market area up town to
compensate the loss of street stalls, it was designed to get people in town to not only get a bargain but to support the local
businesses many of which opened especially for the day this unfortunately was not well supported by locals so by moving
the stalls down to the club we hope to condense the activities to get more people involved and make organising a little
easier. I would like to stress that everyone should still be shopping local this Xmas, remember it is the local businesses
support that make our parade possible.
What is happening at the community concert? Plenty of local talent will be performing, Carol singing, novelty races for all
the family, stalls, meals and bar facilities. We also will have the “volcano” the latest inflatable obstacle challenge.
On a different note everyone must have noticed the hive of activity that is our play ground, Anne and her busy bees have
been working hard at getting this redone and will be having the grand official opening on parade day. I hope everyone will
be there to show our support for all the hard work that has gone into the park and the parade.
Now to the schedule for the parade.
5.00pm
Opening of the park
5.00pm
Floats start to gather at works depot, please all be there by 5.30
6.00pm
Christmas parade
7.15pm
Community concert, stalls and family activities.
Any problems, questions or offers for help just give me a call or pop into Urban Fringe and leave your name with Anne.
Look forward to seeing you all on parade day

Terri Donaldson 4318 599

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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

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?

INTERIOR FURNISHINGS
145 MAIN STREET
MAUNGATUROTO
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.

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Maungaturoto Playcentre.
Where has the year gone? A blink of the eye and it is almost
Christmas time again.
Thank you for everyone that came to the AGM at BEEJAYS
café. The evening was a great success and everyone who attended had an enjoyable time. It was great to see many people
willing to take on positions of responsibility within our Playcentre. This will help ensure the smooth running of the Playcentre for the next 12 months
Thank you to everyone that purchased items from our
yummy Cake stall. It was great to see the community helping
us and the children out. We really appreciate it.
We have lots of special activities going on at the moment and
more to look forward to – making a Hobbit House at the centre, a special end-of-year trip to Goat Island and the Reptile
Park in Warkworth, a Christmas Party and a Christmas BBQ.
If you are thinking about joining Playcentre next year, please
come along and visit to see if it meets your family’s and child’s
needs.
The session times are:
Monday Extended Session: 9.00am -12.00pm
Wednesday General Session:11.30pm - 2.30pm
Friday General Session:
9.00am -11.30am
Finally, farewell and many thanks to those who are leaving
Playcentre and moving on to new experiences in Primary
School. We will miss your smiling faces.
Leah Mawhinney, PRO

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Parish Of Paparoa

Christmas Services
17 December: Combined Churches
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Community Christmas Celebration
6pm BBQ- sausages provided
7pm Carol Service

Donations of non-perishable food for Food-

bank and/or cash to TEAR Fund’s MicroEnerprise project welcome.

CLOSURE OF
ROAD(S)/STREET(S) TO ORDINARY
VEHICULAR TRAFFIC
PURSUANT to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is
hereby given that for the purpose of Maungaturoto Christmas Parade, the following
road(s)/street(s) will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period(s) indicated hereunder.
SH12 Maungaturoto

24 December: Carol Service 10:00am

St Alban’s Church, Whakapirau

During the proposed period(s) of closure the
following provision will be made for ordinary
vehicular traffic which would otherwise use the
road(s)/street(s):

24 December: MidMid-night Service 11:30pm

Period or periods of closure: 9 December
2006 6pm to 7pm.

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Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Maungaturoto

OTAMATEA CO-OPERATING
PARISH
ST DAVID WHAK A ROAD
SUNDAY 10TH DEC. COMMUNITY SERVICE
SUNDAY 17TH DEC. CAROL SERVICE 10.00am

ALL WELCOME

CHRISTMAS EVE CAROLS
All Welcome
Grassy slope near Medical Centre
Holy Trinity Church grounds
If wet, venue
Congregational Church Hall
(where Mainly music meets)
Sunday 24th December
7.00—8.00pm

Alternative provision for ordinary vehicular
traffic:
Bickerstaffe Road / Judd Road / Whaka
Road
It will be an offence under the above regulations for any person otherwise than under authority of an authorised permit to use the
road(s)/street(s) for ordinary vehicular traffic
during the period(s) of closure.
Peter Spies
REGIONAL MANAGER

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Otamatea
High School
Administrative Assistant
Part-time position. 25 hours per week. School Term time only.

An enthusiastic and skilled office administrator is
required for our award winning school.
Excellent interpersonal, keyboard and data entry
skills required. An ability to meet deadlines essential. A First Aid Certificate is advantageous.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and
experience.
Applications close:
Friday 15th December 2007
Position commences on: Tuesday 30th January 2007
For an application form please contact:
Nikki Donaldson
Principal’s Secretary
Otamatea High School
PO Box 64
Maungaturoto
09 431 8230 or 0800 682 628
ohs@otamatea.school.nz

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THAI FOOD
Available at Swinging cow cafe (Brenderwyn Junction of State Highway 1 and 12)
Patty original owner of Thai Archer Takeaway in
Wellsford has selected some favourite meals for
you to sample and enjoy the flavours of Thailand
here in the Kaipara district
The food we selected is
takeaway
dine in
1. Pud Thai Noodles
$10
$13
stir friend rice noodles with chicken, vegetables,
egg, peanut
2. Green Chicken Curry
$10
$13
chicken, vegetables cooked in coconut milk and
green curry paste
3. Pud Satay Sauce Chicken $10
$13
stir fried chicken and vegetable topped with peanut sauce
Thai Jasmine Rice

$1.50

Available every WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY night
Please book before 3.00pm, the meal will be ready
after 6.00pm for your dinner
Takeaway or Dine in Welcome.
Phone: (09) 431 8293
Or
021 045 8795

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D -o try to
R -emember
E -verybody less
fortunate

A -tt this
M -ost memorable
S -eason
Many thanks for
your
support throughout
the year
POWER STEERING SYSTEM FLUSH
When did you last have your Power Steering System
flushed?
Dirty neglected power steering fluid can:- Reduce steering effectiveness
- Harden seals and caused leakage, leading to wear
- Cause noise and increased steering effort
Avoid unplanned, unexpected and expensive repairsbook your vehicle in now for a Power Steering Flush
Normally $101.20: SUMMER SPECIAL: $89.95
All makes and models welcome
Phone 431-8174 now to book in your vehicle
Colin Smiths Auto Services LMVD

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Get to know . . . Gale and John Albert
Bank managers are used to seeing lots of noughts at the
end of numbers - but they’re not so keen on them when it
comes to spending their own money.
So in 1993 when John Albert, who was an ANZ bank
manager in Auckland at the time, saw an advertisement
for an orchid farm in Maungaturoto with three noughts
missing off the price he was interested.
He’d been with the bank for 27 years - since he’d left
school - and was disenchanted with the less personal
direction banking was taking.
His wife Gale, who says she’s more impulsive than John,
suggested he ring up the agent and find out more never
expecting that he’d actually do it.
“He found out all about it,” she says, “and then didn’t do
anything. Three months later he saw the ad again with
the right price.”
This time they took action, came to Maungaturoto and
fell in love with the property in Whaka Rd. Although they
didn’t know a thing about commercial orchid growing,
they bought the business. John gave his notice at the
bank and Gale left the Royal New Zealand Foundation
for the Blind where she had been a secretary for the
property development manager.
They grew orchids for 12 seasons. “It was a huge learning curve. We didn’t make any money,” says Gale who
also started Natural Beauty Collection, a mail order business that sells ranges of totally natural skincare products.
Then in 2003 a real estate agent approached them with
a potential buyer. As it can be difficult to sell orchid
farms, the Alberts sold and moved to their holiday home
they had recently bought at Whakapirau.
While they figured out what to do next John built an Ideal
Homes & Garages three-bay garage with two rooms attached. The agent they dealt with told them the dealership in Warkworth and this area was up for sale so they
bought it.
Now they employ Gerald Barnett, who lives nearby, as a
construction manager. Their team of four builders are
self employed, plus they provide work for numerous subcontactors.
John and Gale have four children, nine grandchildren
and a menagerie: alpacas Alfred and Barney, standard
poodles Amy and Rosie, and a goat called Emily.
Gale and John are on the Maungaturoto Business Association committee, John is involved with Rotary and Gale
belongs to Rural Women New Zealand.

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Exciting News
Village Craft and Café in Paparoa have new owners

Bill and Jenny Ponsonby
From December 4th onward

Come try their fresh new recipes
Yummy food that will welcome in the
New Year
Hours Open: Mon-Fri. 8.00am-5.00pm.
Saturday 8.00am-4.30pm

Bring this ad in and get a FREE chocolate chip cookie with any Latta, Mocca or
Hot Chocolate purchased
Valid from
December 4th to December 12th 2006

Great Christmas
ideas in store
(Gift wrapping available)

RAY WHITE

OTAMATEA CHRISTIAN
SCHOOL

BOGUE REAL ESTATE
MREINZ TEAM

Phonics based program
Small class sizes
Biblically based curriculum
Next New Entrant intake February 2007

WANT TO THANK ALL OUR
SELLER’S AND BUYER’S
FOR YOUR SUPPORT
THROUGH 2006

ACCEPTING ENROLMENTS
FOR 2007

AND

Wish you an enjoyable Xmas
And a good 2007
148 HURNDALL STREET

MAUNGATUROTO
PHONE...09-431-8820

ocschool@xtra.co.nz

Ph 4318487

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Homebuilders Community House
On behalf of the team at Homebuilders I would like to say thankyou to the many people that have given much
support and assistance to us at Homebuilders.
First I would like to thank our volunteers for the hard work and commitment that they have put
into working with our families at risk, always with a smile and the best of intentions though at
times they may be confronted by an unpleasant situation

I especially wish to thank our volunteer team that have worked hard over the year with our Good
old day’s luncheon and are, as we speak, preparing the largest of these yet to happen…our Christmas
Lunch
A big thank you goes out to the community in general for your ongoing generosity with our food bank
donations, and another special thank you to the groups that have donated funds to us, in order to continue to support us just to be here for you.

We are indeed privileged to have such groups as the opportunity shop, the Lions and the Depot Trust
without whom some of our needs would not have been met…so thank you.
Homebuilders Team have taken on many challenges this year and I am sure there will be many
more to come so good on you Homebuilders and I must add that it is a pleasure to know and work
with such a wonderful group of caring people.

The very best for Christmas and the new year to you all and please make this time safe and happy for your families.
families
The community House will be closed from the 21st December to the 30th January. The phone line
will still be available to leave messages on and will be cleared daily. 09 4319080. The team of family
support will be working through the holidays so please leave a message and someone will contact you
ASAP.
The Good Old Days Christmas Luncheon promises to be a great day and if you have not received an invite
to this and wish to come please phone us on 094319080.
094319080

We look forward bringing you many new workshops and family events in the new year
along with one or two surprises, so keep well and put your feet up and enjoy that small
break that Christmas brings…we will.
Talk to you again next year.
My regards ,
Maureen Davis

Ed’s Note: I did not attend this camp. Many thanks to our anonymous contributor!

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ANNUAL COMMUNITY MEETING 2006
Paul Henare, Site Manager Fonterra Maungaturoto, along with Lucre Pfefferman, Site Environmental Officer, invite our Community to our annual presentation of the Environmental Performance and Plans for the Site. A site tour and a light supper will follow the presentation
DATE:
Wednesday 06 December 2006
VENUE: Fonterra Site
TIME:
7.00PM Introduction & Presentation
Please note: For health and safety reasons all guests should wear closed in shoes or bring a
pair of clean gumboots. Children under 15 years of age are not allowed onto the Site.
RSVP:

To the Receptionist
(09) 4318 005 ext 0
By Monday 04 December 2006

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MAUNGATUROTO STUDENT FINDS WINGS
Maungaturoto student, Bryn Seager, will soon be winging his way across to the United States on a trip of a
lifetime.
Cadet Sergeant Seager, aged 17, has been named as one of only eight Air Training Corps cadets from New
Zealand who will be taking part in the overseas exchange to four different countries next year.
Cdt Sgt Seager will be visiting California in the U.S. in July 2007, along with 70 other cadets and escorts,
with the aim of learning all he can about aviation and meeting cadets from all around the world.
The International Air Cadets Exchange is only open to air cadets and began 42 years ago.
It is aimed at offering the opportunity for cadets who have an interest in aviation to meet others likeminded young people from around the world and to develop leadership with a global perspective.
Cdt Sgt Seager has been a member of 20 squadron in Whangarei for about two years and spent a year in 57
squadron in Dargaville before that.
He said once he learnt of his selection, his main job was to sort out a passport. The next big task is to get
out and raise funds for the trip which will cost about $3500.
So far, he has helped cater for a Lions dinner in Maungaturoto and has other ideas for raising the funds
which he needs to cover air travel.
Other expenses, such as accommodation and visits while in the United States are the responsibility of the
host country.
Cdt Sgt Seager recently learnt that one of his cousins went to Holland last year as part of the exchange.
“Once I found out about all the places she visited and friends she had made, I really wanted to find out
more about IACE,” he said.
Visits to air bases, emergency services and taking in some of the usual tourist attractions are sure to be on
the cards for the cadets who will also be mixing with other international exchangees.
The IACE has members from 19 countries.
(Any offers of donations or for work to help fundraise would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Bryn
or his parents on ph.431-8494 for more information.)

REST HOME NEWS
By the time you read this article Christmas
will be getting quite close and we will be
making preparations for Christmas Day.
Here at the Resthome we have two Christmas dinners, the first early December to
celebrate Christmas with our friends from
the village and the second on Christmas Day
for those of us not going away for the day.
Both occasions are great fun for the residents and the staff and a good excuse to eat
too much and talk about Christmas past and
friends or family who now live far away..
Thank you very much from all the residents
to the people who have come in to the Resthome this year to entertain us or take us on
trips, we have really enjoyed having you
visit
Merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy
New Year from the Residents of Maungaturoto Resthome

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JENNY'S RURAL
CLEANING SERVICES
Phone Jenny on 09 431-2826
Let’s take the hassle out of your busy life.

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

These are the services we offer.
Cleaning on weekly, fortnightly, monthly
or those one off jobs.

Rented & Holiday Homes.
Windows
Ovens

Walls & ceiling
Domestic Cleaning

House available for rent
Maungaturoto
3 bedrooms
New kitchen, carpet
Ph 09 431 8448 evenings
021 2573247

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Sahara Events for December
New Years Eve
James Bond 2 – 007
Sahara Restaurant, Bar & Lounge in Paparoa is having a themed New Years Eve celebration to
bring in the year 2007. The theme will be James Bond 2 – 007, complete with fancy dress, prizes,
games, food, drink and fun.
There will be many James’, Bond Girls, Bad Men, Martini’s (shaken not stirred) Music spanning the
50 years of Bond.
Tickets will be very limited (first in best dressed) and for your $100/head you will be fed, watered
and entertained for the entire year (or what’s left of 2006).
Kick off starts @ 7pm and finishes in 2007.
So sort out your friends, tickets, costumes and be ready to party.
Naked Chefs’
on canvas and celluloid
Laurene Tong and Fiona Stark announce their Naked Chefs’ paintings and photo’s exhibition.
The event kicks off on Sunday December 17 with bubbles and canapés @ Sahara. The exhibition
will run for two months with all works available for purchase.
Sahara Sunday Session
Also don’t forget that this is also the last Sunday of the month so the Joe Carbery Trio will be playing jazz live from 2pm to 5pm new years eve as well.
With more action than you can shake a stick where the bloody hell are ya!!
For more info contact Sahara p: 09 431 6833
e: sahara@eatdrinkchill.co.nz: w: www.eatdrinkchill.co.nz: Top 10 NZ eating experience Lonely Planet
2006: Cuisine Restaurant Guide 2006: Northland Platter of the year 2005: Best Historic painted building 2005

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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William Cottrell – Book Signing and Author Talk
Furniture of the New Zealand Colonial Era
The Kauri Museum is holding a Book Signing and Author Talk on the 29th November 2006 at 1.30pm.
William Cottrell, author of Furniture of the New Zealand Colonial Era will be speaking about his book and
his work as a collector and restorer of some of New Zealand’s rarest furniture. Pieces from The Kauri Museum collection that feature in the book will be on display.
Rich with fascinating information and lavishly illustrated with more than 1500 photographs, the book tells
the detailed stories behind a huge range of furniture — from the quirky and ungainly pieces made by the
not-so-accomplished, to the pieces made by the likes of Anton Seuffert, pieces which are, quite simply,
works of art. Much of the furniture of this period was produced for functional rather than aesthetic reasons
and few pieces remain; those that do are rare and precious collectors' items. Stunning colour plates within
the book capture all sorts of rarities from the innovative to the beautiful. Three stunning pieces from The
Kauri Museum’s kauri furniture collection feature in this book. A Mottled Kauri Wardrobe (circa 1880), with
inlaid rewarewa, totara and puriri is a magnificent example of colonial furniture, on display in the Volunteers Hall. A rare Kauri Table and a Fretwork Writing Cabinet (circa 1890) are both on display in the Museum’s newest exhibit, the replica Boarding House.
The Kauri Museum are delighted to be involved with the launch of this book. “It is very exciting that William is coming to The Kauri Museum to talk. I have been dealing with him for many years and he has
such an amazing knowledge of New Zealand colonial furniture. How lucky are we that he is coming to
Northland.” Bet Nelley – Collections Manager
The most lavishly illustrated book to be published in New Zealand in the last decade, this is a work of
timeless appeal not only for fans of antiques and history but for all who appreciate a truly beautiful book.

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MAUNGATUROTO PANELBEATERS
HURNDEL STREET

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

Schools

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

School Leaders Announced for 2007

Dux of the School & Proxime Accessit
2006

Pictured above are from left: Head Girl Jessica Moulds,
Head Boy Ethan Montgomery Williams, Deputy Head
Girl Anna Bruce, Deputy Head Boy Logan Posthumus
Pictured above are Joe Chambers (Dux) and
Gabriella Bartschi (runner–up to the Dux)

Victor and Victrix Ludorum 2006

.
Student Representative on the OHS Board of Trustees.
Pictured above, outgoing Student Rep, Amanda Knightbridge congratulates the 2007 Student Rep, Roland
Brown.

Events Calendar up to 15 December

Pictured above are Jareth Cocking and Anna
Bruce (Top Sportsman and Sportswoman)

Happy Christmas
and a prosperous New year
to all readers of

The Maungaturoto Matters
from the staff and students of
Otamatea High School

Fri 1 Dec PUM School closed from 12.30pm Buses will
run
Mon 4 December Teacher Only Day
School closed for instruction
Wed 6 Dec NCEA exams end
Sun10 Dec – Thur 14 Dec Year 10 Camps
Mon 11 – Thur 14 Dec Year 7-9 Activities
Fri 15 Dec Junior Prizegiving 10.30am Hall
Please be seated by 10.15am. At the conclusion of this
ceremony, end of year reports will be issued. Refreshments will be served to prizewinners and their parents.
Guest Speaker: Sam Warriner
School buses will run at 12.30pm for students not
accompanied by parents.
Term 4 ends

Regards
Elizabeth Perry Assistant Principal

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Maungaturoto Aerobics Club
Body Bar - A rapid fat-burning class
that uses adjustable weights to tone
and condition muscles while raising
metabolic rate
"The worlds fastest way to get in shape"

Monday Nights 6:30pm -7:30pm
until December 11th.
Aerobics will start up again in early
February with a new instructor.
So watch this space.
Come and join in and have some fun.
For more info please phone

Mel Coates
4318720

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MAUNGATUROTO GARDEN
CLUB
November meeting we visited several gardens and the weather turned very fine
and hot.
Our first stop at Kathy Hargreaves - a
very extensive garden which was full of
colour with Alstroemeria, Hemerocallis
Iris and roses blooming profusely.
Planted around the lake many usual and
interesting trees and shrubs were growing well.
We then called at Pioneer Plants where
members found an excellent selection of
plants for sale. We were able to look
around Rowena’s garden and have a peep
at the old pioneer home.
Next call was at Ann Shank’s home to
find her new collection of succulents for
sale.
December meeting on Wednesday 13th, at
Lyn Causer’s home 11.30am—Pot Luck
Lunch

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Otamatea Repertory
Theatre
The Christmas pantomime this year has been written by one of our local fellows…Peter
Flower. The Frog Prince has all the characters of the tipsy topsy world of pantomime back to
front male and female parts, frogs, princesses, several other fairy tale characters and one or
two other surprise guests.
The cast are many and mixed with children and adults from both our youth theatre group and
our adult members.
The show promises to be a great success and fun for all the family to enjoy and participate in.

Show dates are from Friday 1st December to Sat 16th
Look for the advertisement to find out where bookings are available from and be in quick.

’The Frog Prince’
PS You will note that we have a brand new seating rostra in the theatre and now you will be
able to have an excellent view of the whole show without those annoying heads in front of you.
So come along with the family and enjoy the panto….

Don’t forget Auditions for “DADS ARMY” Sunday 10th December. 1pm to 3pm.ORT Bickerstaffe Rd, Maungaturoto.
For more info on DADS ARMY ph Maureen Davis 094316763.

ORT wishes you all the very best for Christmas
and the new year…be safe.
MAUNGATUROTO
BOWLING CLUB

Maungaturoto Squash Club News
December 2006

Club News:
Club Nights have now finished and will start
again well into the New Year. Remember the
courts are there to be used so keep having a hit
over the summer, or perhaps try out touch or aerobics at the Country Club to maintain that fitness for
next season.
Have a great Christmas.

Best wishes for
the holiday
season.

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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DREAMS
PH; 431 8950

MAUNGATUROTO’S
DRY-CLEANING DEPOT
FOR NU-TONE DRYCLEANERS
APPARELMASTER KAIRPARA
DARGAVILLE
PH: 09 439 7139

A TWICE WEEKLY
TUESDAY: THURSDAY: TUESDAY

SERVICE

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE AND
WAKA RIDES
WAKA AMA
OPEN DAYS
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

Nga Hoe Uranga Ki Kaipara
is our very own Waka Ama club
Announces the arrival of

Harauapai,
the Kaipara’s very own
40 ft. 6 man waka.
Waka welcoming ceremony, karakia
at Pahi 8am on Dec 3rd.
Bring the family, togs and a picnic
brunch. Take the Waka Ama experience, come for a paddle.

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MAROHEMO HALL NEWS: September 2006
Well silly season is upon us once
more and the Hall Committee would
like to wish all our
Marohemo residents a safe and happy
festive season
We’d like to extend a huge Thankyou once again
to our wonderful community for
providing goods for our Annual Cake Stall, and
to all those who supported it by buying cakes and
raffle tickets. The stall made
approximately $500, and the winners of the raffle
were Hazel Walker and Lou Roadley.
As always the hall is
available for hire even
over the holiday period
so give Ted a call on
4318249.

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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

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE AND WAKA RIDES
WAKA AMA OPEN DAYS
Known around the globe as Outrigging, Waka Ama is one of the
world’s fastest growing water
sports. With huge national competitor participation, Waka Ama has grown from 1500 paddlers
to 2000 paddlers over the last two years. It’s
fast, fun, family orientated and exciting, low impact, all ages 7 – 70 mens, womens, mixed
teams, Regatta Days, Region, National and International competition.
Nga Hoe Uranga Ki Kaipara is our very own
Waka Ama club and based at Pahi Proudly announces the arrival of Harauapai, the Kaipara’s
very own 40 ft. 6 man waka.
To celebrate this momentous occasion the club,
which welcomes everyone to Pahi at 8am on Dec
3rd for a welcoming ceremony and Karakia to
bless the Waka on its arrival. Bring the family,
togs and a picnic brunch. Take the Waka Ama
experience, go for a paddle, join the club.
This will also allow Nga Hoe Uranga Ki Kaipara to
host a Waka Ama regatta on the Kaipara during
the summer 07. An event the Kaipara should be
proud to be involved with. Watch out for us at
the Pahi Regatta Jan 29.
For membership details, fundraising opportunities and more info contact Ken on 431 6162.

CYCLING
All levels of fitness
Anyone interested in leisure
coffee rides
Meet Sahara Restaurant Paparoa
9.30am Sundays
Contact Kevin Futter
Ph: 021 514230

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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Mobile: 021 423 802

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431-7209

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FARM LIVING
An alarming late night encounter
Our pet lambs Ashley and Mary-Kate are here to stay thanks to a bizarre late night apparition.
I decided the pair would retain special privileges at three in the morning when I was feeding
Cliff, a lamb who didn’t make the grade.
I was crouched over Cliff with warm lamb milk dribbling up the sleeve of my dressing gown
when I had a vivid vision of a seriously sloshed stock broker at a party in London gnawing on
one of Cliff’s ribs.
The detail was extraordinary. He was overweight (I noticed he ate all the fat) and carried
his excess round the hips like a certain former Prime Minister.
He wore a pin-striped suit, a finely striped white shirt with the top button undone and a loosened tie bearing a club emblem. Between chomping on Cliff’s chop this glutton (let’s call
him Hugo with apologies to all Hugos) slurped really expensive champagne. I didn’t see the
bottle, but fancy it was Perrier Jouet from one of those classy bottles with embossed flowers.
Hair: mousy brown and floppy. Face: a tad flabby and pale.
The only good thing about the hallucination was that rather than being in a gracious home,
Hugo was in the grotty kitchen of a grungy flat Kiwis are wont to call home during their OE.
Serves him right.
Hugo haunted me. While I was up in the night nurturing a lamb, he was gorging on bits of
Cliff in a pre-Christmas orgy with no respect for the wee creature that had given its life for
his gastronomic bliss.
A day later Cliff went to lamb heaven and I vowed to keep Mary-Kate and Ashley as pets.
This has involved training them to eat bread so they’ll stick around, fencing them out of the
section and, trickiest of all, convincing the farmer this is a good idea.
Getting Ashley to eat bread was a breeze. Mary-Kate is proving difficult, but is there any
creature alive that doesn’t like bread?
Convincing the farmer of their status as pets was harder, but at least Mary-Kate and Ashley
can produce lambs plus I suspect he’s a little bit fond of them. When he found them eyeing
his precious strawberries Rex merely shunted them into the paddock and threatened to cut
their tails off. As he’s done this to a few hundred lambs I knew I had him
Rex kindly reinforced the post and rail fence at the bottom of the paddock, but filling gaps
under the batten and wire fence was going to be tricky. I told him I planned to tie garden
mesh onto the bottom wire and fix it to the ground with huge wire staples.
He listened to my Mickey Mouse idea, sighed deeply and said, “Let me do it.”
“What a guy,” I thought dreamily until he told me two days later he had no recollection of
our conversation.
“What a guy!” I thought, with somewhat different meaning when he suggested we let the
lambs go and pray they’re too fat and woolly to slither under the fence.
So far so good.
Thanks to Rae for her contribution

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WORSEL’S COUNTRY CRITTERS
See Ya Later Alligator
Gidday. I’m Big Daddy Croc and you’ve probably seen me wrestling on the Telly. And perhaps
your wonderin what a true blue Aussie battler is doin writing in Worzel’s Country Critters Column?
Well, I heard about it from a friend of mine, who’s got a web site. She’s a native Australian too, a
Black Widow. I know she wouldn’t mind me tellin ya that, she knows I like to call a spade a spade.
But I’m not writing this to talk about meself.
No, I’m writing to ya today to pay tribute to the best mate a fella ever had. I remember the first
time I met him like it was yesterday. I was dozin in the sun by my favourite swimming spot and this
bloke comes strollin down towards me like he owns the place. “Crickey,” He says “look at this fella
he’s a real beaut .” Then he rolls up his sleeves, and starts a wrestling match with me. Us Aussies respect that sort of attitude and we became partners there and then. I know it didn’t always look that
way on television, but we stayed good mates right through.
Now it’d be true enough to say that up until Steve came along us crocs, hunted to near extinction
and considered by many as dangerous pests, had a pretty rough time of it. But Steve and I, we
changed all that.
I moved with Steve into town and never looked back. Yep , it’s thanks to him I became a TV star, a
regular lounge lizard. Sure there were long days splashin around and wrestlin when we were shooting the series and she’s hard yakka acting snappy after thirty ‘takes’ but there was plenty of days
off too. A steady stream of young females coming into the Crocasorium, and room service all the
way. Life was one long party by the pool. I was living off the pigs back… and it’s legs…. And it’s
bum. In fact, the whole damn Pig. I didn’t need no Barbie neither, She’d go straight into the croc pot
mate.
Well we had it all. I became the worlds most famous Crocadile and Steve became the worlds most
famous Crocodile man. One of the greats he was. Could wrestle crocs for hours and be none the
worse for it. He pinned me down a few times, I can tell ya. And he’d grab a Taipan by the tail any
day of the week A real likeable, brash, fair dinkum aussie, nice sheila for a wife and two lovely kids.
An absolutely bonza bloke. “Stick to reptiles” I recall sayin to him before he went to the Great Barrier Reef, “we’ve got a good thing going here and it’s not as if your short of a quid,” Ya see, I had an
nasty feelin he’d be getting in over his head out there. And every one knows, you can’t trust fish.*
But Steve was always keen on a challenge, so he went, and the rest, as they say is history. Just
goes to show, fame and fortune are all very well but they don’t add up to much in the end. I don’t
mind admitting, we shed a few crocadile tears round here at his passing.
Though I’m not a religious sort meself there’s a few of me cobbers reckon when a good croc curls
up his toes. He gets to come back as a sheilas handbag. And who knows? maybe there’s somethin in
it, and maybe there’s somethin similar for champion blokes like Steve Irwin.
*I can endorse this, having myself made appointments with fish only to have them not turn up.
Worzel

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ASB Northland PUSH PLAY MONTH
Step and Push Play as much as you can…

GABRIELLA’S A WINNER…
Gabriella Seager was one of five lucky recipients (under 12 yrs) across
Northland to claim a bonus prize in the recent Push Play Month ‘Step and Push Play
as much as can’ Northland promotion.
By simply filling out the ASB card, pushing play and returning it to Sport Northland,
Gabriella has won herself $125 worth of sports equipment (proudly sponsored by Sports Distributors)
which includes a Kiwi Cricket set, Fresco ball set, Petanque, Catch ball set and ASB Bag.
Well done Gabriella and mum May for giving it a go!
Congratulations also to Eileen Parsons and Monique Powell of Matakohe each winning a $200 Asics shoe
voucher, I think that’s the second one this year for Eileen….well done!

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What’s on in DECEMBER
Fri.01st/
Sun.03rd
Sat.02nd
Sun.03rd
Sun.03rd
Fri.08th/
Sat.09th
Sat.09th
Sun.10th
Fri.15th
Fri.15th/
Sat.16th
Sun.17th
Thur.21st
Sat/23rd
Sun.24th
Sun.24th
Mon.25th
Sat.31st

Frog Prince - OTR
Christmas Dinner - RSA 7.00pm
Waka welcoming ceremony Pahi - 8.00am
Golf Club Open Meeting - Country Club 11.00am
Frog Prince - OTR
MAUNGATUROTO CHRISTMAS PARADE
Auditions — Dad’s Army - OTR - 1 pm—3.00pm
Grandparents Day = Primary School
Frog Prince - OTR
Comined Churches Carol Service - 6.00pm
Children’s Christmas Party - Country Club 6.00pm
Jazz at the Sahara
Carol Service—St. Annes, Whakapirau - 10.00am
Midnight Service— Holy Trinity Maungaturoto
CHRISTMAS DAY
James Bon 2-00 - Sahara Restaurant

Coming up in JANUARY
Koanga Gardens January Events
Sat.13th
Guided Garden Tour 1-4pm—Koanga Gardens
Sat.13th
Workshops: Eco-village Living 2 day workshop
Sun.14th
Agro composite—Koanga Gardens
Sat, 27th
Guided Garden Tour 1-4pm—Koanga Gardens
Sat.27th
Earth building 2 days workshop –Koanga Gardens
Sun.28th
Live Day - Hand tool demonstration at Koanga
Gardens shop

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 Thursday morning 9.30am – Paparoa Hall
Mainly Music Tuesdays 10.00am Congregational Church Hall
Indoor Bowls Mondays 7.15pm R.S.A.

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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