This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
Maungaturoto, A Real New Zealand Town ‘Gettin’ on with it!’
Issue 110 February 2011
153 Hurndall St Maungaturoto
Ph/Fax (09) 431-8059
2011 Bus Trips to Whangarei
Leave 9.00am and return approx. 3.30 – 4.00pm as required.
Contact us for enquiries
Maungaturoto Matters is a free monthly publication,
produced and published by the Maungaturoto
Business & Community Association for the
Letters to the Editor cannot be accepted due to
space limitations. Contributions and feed back from
members of the Community are actively encouraged.
Read the full copy on line at
Advertising 15th of each month no exceptions
Editorial (articles) 20th of each month Cut Off 23rd.
Elizabeth (Liz) Clark
Advertising:Elizabeth Clark 09 431 9129
Maungaturoto Business & Community Association
P.O. Box 113
Contributions & Advertising
Email to email@example.com
Or Drop in the RED BOX at Tony’s Lotto Shop 147
Hurndall Street Maungaturoto
Please note the Editor is not available during normal
Questions or comments:
Please phone the Editor A/h 09 431 9129
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Retirement Units For Sale and Rent
The Community Trust wishes to advise, that
vacancies occur from time to time in both the
2BR OYO units and 1BR rentals, situated
within the village in Riverview place,
If you, or you have family interested in this
retirement option, please contact Rest Home
Manager Ph. 431 8696, a name on our waiting
list will ensure you are advised of
Serving the Kaipara area
Ph: 0800 4 Floors
A WORD ON PHOTOS:
Due to the limitations of our technology
Image quality cannot be guaranteed
5c per letter/space
BUSINESS DIRECTORY $9 PER
INSERTION MINIMUM BOOKING
6 MONTHS. Book for a year
(11 issues) and get one Free
1st Wednesday of the Month
Interested Community & New
PAPAROA A & P
Show Date 5TH February 2011
STEWARDS FOR OUR HORSE RINGS
GATE PASSES WILL BE PROVIDED
FOR RING STEWARDS
PLEASE CONTACT asap
09 439 2420
North Shore Upholstery EST 1986
Maungaturoto Plunket Rooms
09 431 7188
Road Works. Water Carts
and all general cartage.
7 Ton Grader
8 Ton digger
Phone 027 4784 838
Recover Specialists, Lounge &
Dining Furniture, Loose Covers,
Fabric Protection, Free Quote,
Pick up & Delivery,
87 Te Pahi River Dr Paparoa
Maungaturoto Country Club
SPORTS - SOCIAL - CONFERENCE CENTRE
PO Box 81 Bickerstaffe Rd Maungaturoto 0547 T 09 4318 326 F 09 4318 324
Thanks Thanks Thanks
To everyone who supported the Country Club in 2010!
And everyone who’s going to support the Club in 2011!
The Country Club is open from 6pm
every Thursday and Friday.
New in town? The Club is a great place to meet people, learn
about your community and have fun. Non-members - you’re welcome to visit a time or two to learn more about the club.
Twilight Bowls - Starts Friday 4 February
Open to everyone!
Starts first Friday in February - Play 6pm - Registration from 5 30.
You don’t need to be a bowler or club member - come along for an hour on the greens - for
adults and children. Meet people and socialise.
Informal fun for all. If you want more info, Ted Mooney can help - 4318249.
Maungaturoto Country Club
invites you to …..
Enjoy a delicious and well-priced meal from Brett Taylor..
• Enjoy a pint or a wine and share a few laughs with club members.
• If you’re a member, consider running for a position on the committee the AGM is in May
• If you’re not a member, please consider joining the team
Hold your special event at the club - party, wedding, meeting. The club has
a members’ bar and large function lounge plus a private room which is
great for small groups, especially on nights the club is open. For information phone 4318 326. Leave a message.
0-5 YRS MUSIC & MOVEMENT
FOLLOWED BY MORNING TEA
CONTACT ELAINE 431-8317
Or RUTH 431-8491
Maungaturoto Congregational Church
($2 donation per family please)
PUBLIC LIBRARY INCORPORATED
BOOKS OF THE MONTH FOR
JOHN GRISHAM – “THE CONFESSION”
John Grisham’s latest novel is a legal thriller with a serious purpose. Grisham focuses on the death penalty system in Texas,
telling the story of a young man on death row for a crime he
claims he didn't commit and a parolee three states away who
confesses to a pastor that he committed that murder. The author
keeps the reader guessing as to the outcome with a dedicated
lawyer trying desperately to keep the death penalty from occurring. This is a harrowing and enthralling story but easily one of
John Grisham’s best novels.
ALSO now in the library:
KEN FOLLETT – “FALL OF GIANTS”
This is the latest from the author in a new historical series, set in
the early 1900s before the 1st World War and onwards and following British, German and Russian families as they cope with
the devastation it brings. There is also the drama of the Russian
Revolution and the struggle for the votes for women. A huge
read but a captivating story and the first of a trilogy.
A classic by Ion L Idriess : “Isles of Despair”
This is a true story set in the early 1800s of a young woman
called Barbara Thomson who is shipwrecked on an island at the
top of Australia and rescued by the inhabitants who are savages.
The Chief mistakenly believes that she is his deceased daughter
back from the dead which is fortunate for Barbara as this keeps
her alive. She lives with them for 5 years and is even forced to
marry one of the young men but finally escapes and makes her
way back to England on an English ship. A story of desperate
survival in a harsh environment.
REMINDER : YOUR $15 FAMILY MEMBERSHIP WAS
DUE ON 31 JANUARY. RENEW NOW TO AVOID
YOUR CARD BEING FROZEN.
MAUNGATUROTO PRIMARY PTA NEWS
We hope you have all had a happy and safe summer. Our
next two events are the
Horse Trek on Saturday 19th February and the Trail Ride on
Sunday 20th February. Keep your eyes open for more information elsewhere in this edition.
Arty Farties community
This involves a wide variety of skills and garden expertise credits towards a diploma or
Cost is Nil…there are no
fees… you must enroll now
Starting on Feb 28th and
finishing July 8th 2011
We are hosting the Sustainable Rural
Development course at the Arty Farties
Car park area of the bowling club
The North Tec certificate (level 2) is a
practical program that reflects the community needs to be truly sustainable,
The course will run on Thursdays
and Fridays. Weekly.
Raised beds…Basic garden
And practicum, outside of class time, under
the guidance of a tutor.
For more information about all or any of our
Enrolment information; call 0800
Or ph Tutor mark bell 09
4318768….Or ph Ann Shanks 09
Summer market updates 2011
Old Paparoa bowling club SH 12
Sat 9am to noon…
Toilets and kitchen available to stall holders
1st 15th. 29th.
5th. 12th. 26th.
Please note February 5 is the A@P show
This will be a very good weekend for the market
Enquiries/bookings Ph Ann Shanks 09 4316229
Arty farties look forward to seeing you all at the
above projects…My regards Maureen Davis.
THE CRUISER BAR
Main Road Paparoa
Open Wednesday to Sunday
Five til late
Inside and outside seating
Friendly Service and affordable meals
Available for private functions
Phone 09 431 6918
Linking Hands Inc
help drive all those sad, lonely, unloved feelings out the door
and let the happy smiles and enjoyable times come back into
Well hello there and a happy new year to you all.
We will make this a half a day only and will include a short
I want to start by telling you Linking hands had a very upsetting stop for tea and cake.
event recently… we had two break-ins to our office.
We would like to compile a list of names of people that would
A person or persons broke a window at the back of the office
like to go on one of these outings. The first trip will be in Feband stole our Koha box from the internet service and petty cash ruary, so you need to get your names to us now.
box along with our donation money from the public, Petrol
vouchers were also stolen that were a special grant from BP.
Please give a call or pop in and we can talk about it.
We just want to stress the fact that this money and vouchers
Ph 09 4318969.
have been stolen from the community which leaves us very disappointed, shocked and angry that someone would do this to us. All other services running as usual and let us hope for a good
We believe you need to know this.
We are here for the community and the money we receive is
from the community. This helps us to run this service and provide the shuttle service for the people of this community that
need transport to medical appointments, hospital, etc.
To steal from a group such as ours is the same thing as stealing from your own family.
My regards Maureen Davis.
The value of the money is not the point here either, it is the
whole bad feeling it leaves in your stomach and it takes away
the trust you have in the community you live in. We have taken
advice from the police and please note there will be no more
money kept on our premises at any time in the future.
We have recently received funding for special needs and are
able to extend our aerobics classes by one more each week.
We will be running the extra class from Monday February 7th
The class will be from 10 am to 11am at Tehana…so pick up
will be 9.30 am from Maungaturoto and return by approx 11.45
We need to know if anyone is up for this extra session, so
please phone us to put your name on the list.
We still are running our Wednesday session which is pick up
9am and return 11.30.
We have space on both these days but we need to have you enroll to come with us.
First and foremost greetings and Happy New Years wishes
to you all.
The Kaipara Bright Futures Programme is a Ministry of
Social Development Initiative being delivered out of the
Kaipara District Council. This programme aims to support
young people aged 15 – 19 who are disengaged within North
and South Kaipara. Our goal is to support positive pathways by engaging our young people in available training
opportunities, further education or employment where
The cost is $6.00 a session and we offer free transport there and
back. 09 4318969.
We are looking at holding a 3 day learner licence course in the
Maungaturoto area in the very near future after successfully piloting a similar course in Dargaville in December 2010. If you
Health Shuttle report
are interested or have any questions our two dedicated commuThe grand old lady is at present up on blocks while we are getnity liaison workers based in the South Kaipara will
ting a reconditioned gear box fitted. We are hopeful of getting
the shuttle back on the road again by February. We have decided help you.
to keep the old darling going as long as we can even though it’s
ageing. It has special meaning to us and the committee feels it’s Please do not hesitate to call either:
Rose Plunkett on: (09) 431 7418 or
The cost is high but then so is buying another one so a big part Rosemary Jones on: (09) 431 7279.
of your donations are maintaining it.
SOFA.(supa outings for the Aged)
We feel there is a need to get this going and we are
looking at once a month at least over the summer part of the
We can transport at least 7 people on a mystery outing to
Rural and Residential
Post and Rail
Livestock Agent for
To contact Alan please phone
(09) 4317 081
Mobile 027 493 2844
Prompt and reliable service
Ring for a quote
Phone or Txt
Ed — 027 497 1714
LOCATING LOST BOUNDARY PEGS
CALL KEN ON 09-4318705
KEN URQUHART BSurv (Otago) – YOUR LOCAL
REGISTERED LAND SURVEYOR
027 240 7786
Maungaturoto Garden Club
HOMEBUILDERS TEAM WOULD
LIKE TO GIVE
A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO ALL
WHO GAVE FOOD AND GIFTS
TO DISTRIBUTE OVER THE
THESE GIFTS MADE A BIG
DIFFERENCE FOR SOME OF THE
FAMILIES IN THIS COMMUNITY.
On Wednesday, 8 December members enjoyed a delicious
Christmas lunch at the home of Secretary, Sue Place, preceded by an open-air meeting in the shade of her beautiful
Golden Elm. Members voted for our annual charity donation to go to 'Project Promise' for the oncology unit at
I do hope you have all had a really great Christmas and
New Year Holiday. It is good to come back refreshed and
ready for a new year.
GARDEN NOTES FOR FEBRUARY 2011
With the new rooms we have we are now looking forward
to serving the community more effectively and in more
The main concern this month will be moisture
– plenty of water will be needed for your
After we had admired their well organised garden and
huge, tropical- hot polyhouses, several members took Sue
and Geoff's charming young alpacas for a stroll in the garden, much to our delight.
Our next meeting is at 11.0am on 16 February 2011 at Jill
Mills' home followed by a picnic. Best bloom, fruit &
vegie competitions as usual, and also "Decorated Hat".
Bring lunch and a chair.
The Counselling Room is getting good use and we are
looking forward to the Craft Classes, starting again on the
9.30am, please just rock up if you are interested or feel
you have something to offer.
All those vegetables will be producing so
watch out for summer insects. Thrips are a
These classes are free they are being organized and run by
our new Family Support Worker Pauline. Pauline has a lot
of new ideas that she would like to see put in practice this
year. The activities will be planned to be realistic and a lot
of fun, so we would love to see you along.
Lightly prune roses and dead head to encourage more flowers. Also disbud chrysanthemums. February is the main month to plant
We will also continue to provide Family Support Workers
and a PACE Worker and over the next few months I will
elaborate on how these roles work for the benefit of the
Fruit harvest begins this month. Keep the
trees well watered to swell the fruit size.
The Food Bank is still providing families in need, and we
are hoping to see some new progress regarding this service. We will give you an update on that next month.
Grape vines need to be trimmed before final
harvest and covering with a net to prevent the
birds from eating all those grapes.
If you feel we can be of any help to you please ring
431 9080 or call in to the Community House, 155
Blessings from Denise and the Team
(Garden hints from Maungaturoto Garden Club)
STEPHEN M JAQUES
123 Hurndall Street
Phone: (09) 431 8733
(09) 431 8736
You Can Hire …
Concrete Mixer (Electric)
Concrete Power Float
Hydraulic Log Splitter
Post Hole Borer
1.5 Tonne Digger
WELDING & REPAIR WORK
On Site Repairs
Reasonable hourly rate
Ph 09 431 6555
OTAMATEA REPERTORY THEATRE
Radar has his ear to the ground and the
“choppers” are coming!
Make sure you are ready to watch the M*A*S*H crew
get to work and create laughter and mayhem at
Show dates are: April 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17.
Tickets will be available from Tony’s in Maungaturoto and
through iTICKET.CO.NZ., at the end of February. Adults $25 Scholars $15 and group rates of 20 or more $20.
The ORT youth scholarships for 2011 were decided at the
end of December. The scholarships are for students to further
studies in the performing arts.
Senior scholarship was awarded to Ayesha Curnow with other
applicants being highly recommended for their efforts.
The junior scholarship was more difficult and two applicants
could not be separated so with scholarships donated by ORT
and Maura Flower, the successful applicants were
Alice Lewis and Molly Curnow.
Congratulations to the successful applicants.
Auditions for Annie
The major production for 2011 will be “Annie” and will be
on stage from July 29th to August 21st.
Auditions will be held for Annie at the theatre on Saturday
For further information on times, please contact the director
Peter Flower on 431 6640.
ORT will be celebrating 50 years of theatre in October 2011.
This is an important milestone in the performing arts in the
region and many people over the years have contributed to
the ongoing success of the theatre.
We would like to ensure that everyone who has been involved
in any way over the years has an opportunity to participate.
If you know of anyone who would like to be involved but
may have moved out of the area, please advise them that we
would love to hear from them.
Contact the theatre for more information.
Some of our younger members participated in the recent
Kaipara Art and Music Festival at Matakohe and we
congratulate all those that took part and in particular
Mya Lawrence, Emma Rankin and Amy Lawrence who
gained top spots in their competition. Well done ladies!
President: Peter Matheson
Secretary; Fran Gouge
Treasurer: Maura Flower
Peter Flower (VP)
(09) 431 2155
Phone Jenny on 09 431-2826
Let’s take the hassle out of your busy life.
These are the services we offer.
Cleaning on weekly, fortnightly, monthly
or those one off jobs.
Rented & Holiday Homes.
Windows & ceilings
Ovens Domestic Cleaning
KAIPARA PLUMBING LTD
ΚΑΙΠΑΡ Α ΠΛΥΜΒΙΝΓ ΛΤ∆
CALL IN TO SEE US FOR ALL
YOUR SURVEY & SUBDIVISION
PHONE US ANY DAY AT
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BY
CONTACTING KATHY AT THE
3 ton digger & truck for hire
FIRST WEDNESDAY IN THE
MONTH IS OUR VISITING DAY
143 HURNDALL ST
Ph (09) 431 8750
Mob (021) 723 284
A/Hrs Ph. 431 8451
Fax. 431 8561
265 Whakapirau Road,
Sunday 20 February 2011
Adults - $35
Children - $15 (up to 16yrs)
Fully Supervised Kids Track - $10
Food & Drinks for sale
Free Tea & Coffee!
For Enquires Contact John Linton
0274 907 602
On behalf of Ronald McDonald House Auckland we would like to thank the Sponsors and the participants for a very successful
fundraiser. An ambros golf tournament was held on Saturday 13 November 2010 at the Paparoa Golf Club and was attracted 96
players from our wider
community. The players enjoyed the 9 holes in fine sunny weather and really got into the spirit of supporting the cause. The dday
drew to a close with raffles, a light meal and prize giving accompanied with a few refreshments.
We would sincerely like to thank the Paparoa Golf Club, Maungaturoto Rotary Club and Paparoa Lions for there members that
volunteered there time to help make the day a success.
On Wednesday 19 January we were pleased that Hannah Fergus was able to present a cheque to Wayne Howett CEO of Ronald
McDonald house for $7,000.00. In closing this was a win win situation for the players who had a great fun filled day and Ronald
McDonald House Auckland who now have an extra $7,000.00 to go towards providing accommodation for other Northland families.
If you would like to know more about Ronald McDonald House visit www.rmhauckland.org.nz or contact us at 09 431 8999.
Craig and Claire Fergus
Huge Thank You To All our Sponsors
Ararua Fire Party, Bee Jays Café & Bakery, W & C Birss, J & R Bruce, Bunnings Whangarei, Carters Maungaturoto, Copthorne
Hotel & Resort (Bay of Islands), K & C Colthurst - Greenlea Meats, Extreme Joinery Concepts Ltd, Fergus Appliance Spot,
Gus & Wendy Fergus, Fesco Wholesale Distributors, Garnetts Tyre Service, Gas Maungaturoto, B Gordon, Hafele NZ, Harvest
Wholesale, L Henderson, House of Travel, Jameson Builders, S & N Jameson, M Jull, Kaipara Motorcycles Ltd, Kenny & Terri,
Liquorland Kensington, Greg and Debbie Lister Milking Machine Servicing, McLeod Family, Masonic Lodge, Matakohe House,
Maungaturoto and Districts Rotary Club, Maungaturoto Butchery, Maungaturoto Four Square, Maungaturoto Hotel, Maungaturoto
Motorcycles, Maungaturoto Off Licence, Maungaturoto Pharmacy, Noel Radd Motors, Panasonic, Paparoa Golf Club, Paparoa
Lions Club, Powells Polishing, VJ & M Powell, RD1 Maungaturoto, Real Town Roasts, B Rogers, N & S Rogers, Sitting Duck,
Sugarbells Café, Sunshine Heights Bird Park, Sunshine Organics Store, The Kauri Museum, The Vet Centre Maungaturoto,
Tony’s Lotto, Urban Fringe Hairdesign, Wainui Shuttles, Well Kneaded Massage
Experience the Joy of Walking...
Why travel to Europe for a walking tour when you have the
opportunity to enjoy one in your own back yard?
Mark your diaries now for the Mangawhai Walking Weekend
coming up on March 31st and book early as each walk has
limited numbers. It is a fabulous way to enjoy stunning beaches
and sights, beautiful weather, good food and music and make
This year the Walking Weekend has an extensive range of walks.
The weekend begins with the Troubadour Trail.
Enjoy a social saunter complete with stops for mystery
entertainment – last year there were violins and kapa haka – this
year who knows what’s around the corner?
This is the first event of the weekend and it is on Friday night,
starting at 2 pm.
Suitable for all - an easy social stroll for with plenty of stops for
relaxing and enjoying music along the way
Take your best friend on the Doggy Walk on a farm with lots of
other dogs and owners to romp with.
Inaugural horse trek
Sat 19th Feb 2011
Reg. 8.30am—Ride Off 9.30am
265 Whakapirau Road
Follow the signs from SH12
$35 per adult
$25 per child under 15
Family Pass $100
(2 adults + 2 children)
phone Karina 09 4318 344
for details or to book
Riders must supply own horses
Find out how the Spirit of Mangawhai Saved the Harbour
When the harbour was blocked and the estuary was dying, find
out how locals fought and won the battle to save the harbour.
This includes a boat trip!
Find out why Mangawhai is being called the Mediterranean of
PAPAROA GOLF CLUB
When you go on The Ramblers Food Experience or The Truffle
Paparoa Golf Club is open all the year
For the keen walkers who want more of a challenge there are
segments of Te Araroa Track to explore (either the Dome Valley
or the cliff top to Brynderwyns ).
We provide affordable golf through sub
and green fees
And if walking is not for you, this year, you can do mountain
biking, kayaking or caving!.
The Club Prides itself on good club spirit.
On Saturday evening you can enjoy the Wine and Food festival
with a delicious range of local foods and wines. Many of these
have won medals for their produce – this year alone, local olives,
wines and chocolate have won gold medals. In 2011 the entertainment is going to be Elvis impersonator Andy Stankovich, so
expect a whole lot of shaking to go on.
Season starts on Sunday 6th March 2011
There are more than 20 different walks, over the
weekend, led by locals who love to share their
knowledge of the area. To find out more check out
Where to find us: Sign posted on Golden
Stairs Rd onto Maungaturoto Gorge Rd =
Golden Stairs Rd onto Paparoa-Oakleigh Rd
Contact us on
09 431 8585 or 09 431 8597
44 View Street
7km from State Highway 1
Ph/Fax 09 434 7500
· Plenty of car parking
· Large hall with stage
Ideal for Weddings, Balls, Family Functions
& Business Conferences
· Supper room is ideal for those smaller
· Large entrance foyer
· Powerpoint facilities - coming soon
· Large well appointed certified kitchen
· Tablecloths, Cutlery and Crockery
& Tables and Chairs for hire
For Bookings and enquiries phone
First National Roper and Jones
09-431 1016 or 0800 311 322
All General Timber Joinery
PHONE 09 431 6117
ph (09) 4317 579
Supply and Lay
Solid T & G or Quality Veneer
Full control of job from subfloor
preparation to final coat of
Phone: (09) 423 7139
Ph/Fax : 09 431 6595
Mobile : 021 446 086
OUR FUTURE IS IN
MAUNGATUROTO WE NEED YOU!
Important meeting to discuss the future of the
Maungaturoto Business Association and Real Town
Please come along to the Country Club on Thursday
17 February 7.30pm to have your input.
We have Chris Donahoe who is the District Growth
Facilitator from Kaipara District Council and Tony
Collins from Chamber of Commerce coming to help
with these decisions.
Please come along and hear what they have to
Look forward to seeing you all on the 17th
Karen Smales/Anne Squires-Tantrum
THE PAPAROA SHOW IS ON
5TH FEBRUARY 2011
FEB 5TH 2010
Only about 1 week to our next show!! The Best Little Show in the North!!! We need your
support to keep it this way – remember it is OUR DISTRICT’S SHOW – so it is how we
show off our district to others.
All you young Calf Club Competitors please enter your calves in our special Calf Club Section – including a Fancy Dress Parade!!!
Gardeners – both the vegetable, fruit and the flower growers(and dahlia specialists) as well as
the artistic people who arrange flowers please consider putting your entries into your local
show. This is an opportunity to take part.
Show schedules are available by e mail – just e mail Glenys at email@example.com
or pick up a printed copy from Skelton’s Drapery(Paparoa) or Noel Radd Motors
(Maungaturoto) or ring Stella 09 4316919. They should also be available from the Paparoa
web site within the next 2 weeks.
We have one of the largest Indoor Sections in the North with opportunities for knitting, sewing, photography, art and craftwork, cooking, preserving, floral art and a large section for
children’s work. By putting in your entries you make show day even more fun checking out
The Cattle Section has grown over the last few years – so take a look at what is in the
Casual riders, there is a special section for you – only $20 to enter and you can have a go at
all the classes – and its in your local area!! If you are more experienced there is the usual A &
P Show pony and Hack Rings to challenge you as well as the Leading and Miniature Rings.
If show horses and ponies are not exciting enough come and watch or compete in the Western
Riding Ring – or enter the Shearing Competition – or watch the Axemen.
Maybe your talents lie in the musical field – if so please enter the Talent Quest!!
What ever your interest there will be something there for you – Taste Kaipara Food Stalls,
lots of Trade site (come and sell your wares!), Classic cars!, Harness horses, Dog Agility,
Ride on a Bullock Wagon (Stars from the upcoming Hobbit Movie!) and those great Zoom
Mowers to ride on in the side shows.
PUT FEB 5TH 2011 IN YOUR DIARY!!!!! GET YOUR SCHEDULE!!!!!!!!!
Phone Bus: 431 8545
After Hours: 431 8547
K & R VAN PELT LTD
CARPET & VINYL
We specialise in….
Grading Driveways, Entranceways
& Tanker Tracks
Preparing & Tar Sealing
Car Parks & Subdivisions
Cutting House Sites
& General Earthworks
THERE IS NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL!!!
TALK TO US FIRST AND SEE IF WE CAN FIND AN
OPTION TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET.
Ph/Fax (09) 431-8888
Mob (027) 283-8039
For any enquires please contact
Richard Van Pelt
Mobile 027 452 8515 or
After hours phone 09 431 6094
MIKE MOYLE BUILDERS LTD
Mobile 021 0566 076
Phone/Fax 09 431 6338
30 years experience
(09) 431 6964 or
027 477 5340
OTAMATEA GREY POWER
We invited everybody over 50 to greet and meet “The Growl
Collection Centre” at morning tea, in November 2010. This was
felt to be very successful and everyone is invited to our first Public Meeting, 23rd February at 2pm, in the Anglican Church Hall.
(The ‘Footprints Room’.)
MAUNGATUROTO BOWLING CLUB NEWS
December, Christmas and most of January have come and gone
and we are well into what is left of the 2010/2011 bowls season.
The new green has finally been finished after some quite serious
hiccups, but all credit to Tiger Turf, they guaranteed to get it
right and from all reports it is coming along very well.
The meetings will be held at 2pm in the afternoon, on the last The men have completed their 4s and singles since the last
Wednesday of each month, in the Footprints Room, and we do newsletter.
hope you will attend whenever you are able.
Four teams took part in the 4s. The winners were John
McMurray, Kevin Robinson, Keith Youngman and Colin Heath
As well as the obvious desire to assist you, we wish to entertain from Ron McCallum, Rex Roadley, Kevin Flower and Irwin Van
and give you company one afternoon a month and to not be Pelt.
anonymous faces in the community.
Sixteen players entered the singles and after some pretty cutEach meeting will be rounded off with afternoon tea (or coffee) throat competition Gerald Barnett, who only entered to save a
and the chance for informal discussions.
bye, ran out the winner from Ron McCallum.
Any enquiries please contact the Secretary: Joan Hoggard
09 431 8138 or the Chairman: Harry Daniel 09 431 8141
FRIENDS OF THE REST HOME
1st draw: L. Dodson - Paparoa
2nd draw: E. Causer - Maungaturoto
We thank you all for your support
and wish you well in 2011.
Before the end of the month Helen Nevill and Naira Vaney,
along with Kevin Robinson will represent the club at the Centre
Champion of Champions event.
Club members have been having quite a bit of success around
the open tournaments at other clubs. Ted Mooney and Irwin Van
Pelt won the Ashcroft Pairs at Waipu. Various other combinations have featured in the prize lists around the area.
Coming up in the next few weeks is the men’s triples.
Other things to think about:
The Paton Triples, Thursday March 17
The McCallum 4s which were deferred in December and will
now be played on Thursday March 31
The Winter Tournament starting Wednesday April 20
COMMERCIAL GRADE ASTROGRASS OFFCUTS
Good for outdoor decks, kids playrooms, doormats, boats etc
Phone Albie 431 8148
If it’s concrete we do it
Full preparation and pour by
experienced local team
Subfloors Sheds Driveways Patios
Also retainer walls and fences
1.6 Ton Digger Available & Light
Phil Keen Contractors
027 659 2376
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 Karlene Storey
(09) 431 8890
Brand New Infant Seats Now Available for hire
Thursday 3rd Feb 2011 - 10am to Midday
Special Coffee Morning - Plunket Rooms,
Hurndall St Maungaturoto
Parenting Specialists from Plunket will be visiting
our Coffee Group to advise on ways to deal with
Behavioural Issues, Toilet Training & any other
parenting problems. All are welcome to attend
our friendly coffee mornings.
For further info contact our Coffee Morning
Co-ordinator Jodie 09 4319 090
Shop Open 7 a.m.—6 pm Weekdays
8 a.m.—5 p.m. Weekends and Public Holidays
Every car/ute Warrant of Fitness check for the months of
October and November 2010 will go in the draw to win a
full size mountain bike for Christmas!
Drawn December 1st
Workshop open for car and trailer WOF’s and all car, 4 x 4 and
Light Commercial servicing and repairs
We now have a scan tool for most vehicles, 1998 onwards to help
diagnose engine, ABS and airbag faults
24Hr breakdown and accident line
021 659 379
Phone 431 8174
Maungaturoto Primary School
CLUB UPDATE 2011
The 3rd Annual Trail Ride will take place on Sunday 20th
Feb 2011 at 265 Whakapirau Road, Maungaturoto, which
is 3 minutes from SH12 following the signs. The Trail ride
will feature open farm land, expert only pine trees section
and an expert only two wheeler section. The terrain is open
sheep and beef farmland, which has a few sections of bush.
The ride is a 35km main loop with three short cuts home
and the Tracks open at 9am and closes 3pm.
The new season is upon us so it’s time to dust off the racquets
and shoes and think about a bit of pre-season training……..
For the kids there are two fully supervised kid’s tracks, one
which is a learners lap and the other an advanced rider loop
(we were told it was possibly the best set up kids loop that
people had seen). There is something for everyone’s level
of riding, so if you’re keen we hope to see you there.
We will be starting business house early March.
The date for the AGM has been set for Monday 21st Feb, 7pm at
the country club.
Food and drinks are available for sale on the day with free
tea and coffee for all registered riders. The kids track is
only $10, with children up to 16 years riding on the 35km
track is $15 and Adults are just $35. For further information contact John Linton on 0274907602
Don’t worry we have the perfect way to get ready for the squash
season, yes it’s once again time for our business house squash
competition. We are expecting large entries again this year so
make sure you register your teams in early , please remember we
like to encourage all teams to have a “new to the club” team
New and not so new faces are most welcome and don’t worry not
everyone will end up having a job but if you would like to know
any info about roles within the club, ways you can get involved
or general questions give me a call.
Look forward to seeing you at the club
PAPAROA TENNIS CLUB
Special Coaching Session for Children of all
In September 2008 Hannah Fergus, then 21 months,
needed corrective surgery on her hip. This involved lengthy
stays in Starship Hospital and for Mum and Dad, Claire
Coach from Tennis Northland
and Craig the convenience of being able to stay in Ronald
McDonald House made life so much easier.
Saturday 12 February morning
With that in mind, they resolved to give something back,
and the idea of a Charity Golf Day was born. A promotion Children beginners 9.30am – 10.45am
campaign by ‘Ferg’ (with Claire right there in the backChildren intermediate/senior
ground) brought pledges of sponsorship and donations, and 10.45am – 12 midday
with the total support of the Paparoa Golf Club things fell
Free for members, otherwise $2 for each
The end result: On Saturday 13th November, a full on day,
with a field of almost 100, and a lot of laughs, with the occasional bit of good golf.
Thanks to the wonderful support of many individuals, the
local Rotary and Lions Clubs, the day raised a total of
$7000 and it is hoped that Hannah can present this to the
right people in the New Year.
The whole Fergus family, and the Paparoa Golf Club
thanks the very many people (and the wider community)
who gave such amazing support to make the day succeed;
it was a credit to you all.
Parents and adult players very welcome learn the coaching skills to help the kids and
improve your own game
Followed by free barbecue lunch
Contact Pete Hames 4316 822
or Bill or Janine Sheppard 4317 196
TC ROOFING AND CLADDING
QUOTES GIVEN FOR:
NEW ROOFS OR REROOFING
ABLE TO CLEAN PATHS,DECKS &
OTHER MACHINERY AVAILABLE:
1.8 DIGGER (3 BUCKETS)
HOLE BORING KIT 200,400,600 (mm)
TRACTOR FOR ROTARY HOEING,
MULCHING & SPRAYING
09 431 8562
022 607 3848
IS MAUNGATUROTO THE BEST
PLACE TO BE AT CHRISTMAS???
THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS PARADE
Saturday December the 4th saw what many have described as
Maungaturoto’s best Christmas parade ever and I would have to
I can’t quite put my finger on the exact reason why, was it the
fact that there seemed to be not only a great community spirit,
but a willingness to get involved and be part of the occasion, was
it the huge number of floats and groups involved , was it the
amazing quality of the entries (of which was very high), was it
the awesome talent at the concert at the High school, the wonderful turnout of spectators or was it all the brilliant helpers who
help run and organise the evening?, I would like to think it is a
combination of all of it, but the one thing I am sure of is the next
parade has a very hard act to follow.
The winners were
Best business float: North power social club
1st Mgto Playcenter
2nd Mgto Primary School
3rd=ORT, Mgto Christian School, Mgto Congregational Church
A huge thank you to all everyone who took part in the parade
Mgto Garden club
North power Social club
Mgto Primary school
Noel Radd Motors
Mgto St John
Craig Jones Welding
St John Cadets
Mgto Congregational Church
Mgto Anglican Church
Mgto Christian School
Mgto Fire brigade
Waipu pipe band
If you are not on this list make sure you get involved next
Also a special thanks to our sponsors: The Maungaturoto Business and community association, the Kaipara district council and
Lastly a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped out, there
were so many of you I can’t name you all but we really could not
have done it without you.
If you have any ideas we could improve on the next parade or if
you would like to be involved give me a bell.
SANTAS GROTTO COMES TO MAUNGATUROTO
The final week of the Christmas build up saw a special visitor
come to town.
Santa made time in his very busy schedule to spend some time
with the young and not so young members of Maungie, we also
were lucky enough to have Mickey and Minnie Mouse drop in
for a bit, it really makes Christmas that much more special when
you see a smile on the face of a chid who has just seen Santa or
the waves of people in their cars as they pass by.
Thank you to those who took the time to come and give your
child a wonderful memory and take a photo, to plunket for the
use of their rooms, to Jeff for helping me all week and lastly a
big thank you to Mickey, Minnie and Santa.
MAUNGATUROTO’S COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS
“I have a dream”, it’s a great quote and yes I really do. I would
like to see Maungaturoto come together on Christmas day and
enjoy what Christmas should be about, friends, family and being
together to share a very special day.
In conjunction with many community groups, I am hoping that
this Christmas we will have a community Luncheon on Christmas day, it will be open to everyone who would like to come, but
to make this event happen we will need a lot of support from the
wider community, if you would like to be involved or know of
ways we can get help please give me a call.
Let’s Make Maungie Famous for being the best place to be at
P.V.C & CANVAS
LIGHT HORSE COVERS
AVAILABLE, JUST ASK!
021 023 12705 OR
PHONE 09 431 6939
MOBILE 0217 499 6413
Paparoa Tai Chi
Classes are underway for 2010.
Now is a good time for you to begin!
12.30-2.00 p.m. Paparoa War Memorial Hall
For more information contact Shirley, 4316408
431 8887, 021 945 738
Affordable Accounting Limited
for all your small business accounting needs
12 Willow Lane
P O Box 17
Quiet & Reliable
Phone 09 431 8592
Mobile 027 227 1776
Central Northland Design
Design & Production * 1-off/Batch Work
Welding Mild/SS/Al * Fabrication * Turning
Grinding * Water/Sand Blast * Metal Polishing
Engine & Machinery Service & Repairs
Re-bores * Honing * Valve-seats * Presswork
Call - Mark Lawrence – 431 8787
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
25-years experience - Guaranteed Work
Associate $35 p.a.
P O Box 142,
January 2011 Events
“Lest We Forget”
Emails to : email@example.com
Greetings to Everyone
I would like to apologise for missing the December issue.
The Committee and I wish to thank all those involved in organizing our very successful Xmas Dinner.
Don’t forget we are open on Friday and Saturday evenings at
5pm onwards for a social evening and sit down menu dinner.
There are 7 main course menu plus 2 dessert to chose from. All
are very reasonably priced.
You do not have to be a returned or serving Serviceperson to
join the RSA. Most of our members are people who were not in
the Armed Service. We would like you to visit the club, sign as
a guest and enjoy a chat and a meal with us
Regards to all
Returned or Service personnel $20 p.a.
Mature and Reliable
Relief Milker, general farm work
Tel: John 4318664 or 022-4318664
09 431 8044
0800 610 006
09 431 1150
09 431 8782
09 431 8576
09 431 9101
Public Health Nurse
021 735 313 Dee Millen
021 2445 415 Sue Plunket
09 431 8578
09 431 8129
09 431 8045
09 431 8318
Care & Share Family Support
09 431 8227
09 431 9080
09 431 6373
09 431 8969
09 431 8388
Kaipara District Council
0800 727 059
Returned Services Association
09 431 8313
Dog, Stock, Noise Control
0800 105 890
Marsden Masonic Lodge
09 431 8388
09 431 8315
SPORTS CLUBS & GROUPS
09 431 8187
Arataki Ministries Mental Health
09 431 9091 Esther Thomas
Ararua Pony Club
Kaipara Hunt Inc
09 431 8806
09 431 2059
09 431 9025 Sue Bragg
09 431 8193
09 431 8530
09 431 8499 Trevor Brljvich
09 431 8055
09 431 2226 Peter Jackson
Maungaturoto Bowling Club
09 431 8148
09 431 8172 David Patterson
Maungaturoto Squash Club
09 431 8599
09 431 7106
Otamatea Hawks Rugby Club
09 431 8279 Hayden Foster
Paparoa Golf Club
09 431 8773
Maungaturoto Centennial Hall
09 431 8388
Kaiwaka Sports Association
09 431 2051
Maungaturoto Country Club
09 431 8326
Maungaturoto Junior Touch
09 431 9133 Linda Little
09 431 8811
09 431 8028
Maungaturoto Rest Home
09 431 8696
09 431 8337
DEADLINES FOR MARCH 2011
ADVERTISING (Including amendments to ads)
15TH FEBRUARY (No Exceptions)
09 431 8517
Maungaturoto Primary School
09 431 8106
Otamatea Christian School
09 431 8487
Otamatea High School
09 431 8230
EDITORIAL 20TH FEBRUARY 2011
CUT OFF 23RD JANUARY NO EXCEPTIONS
Or phone Liz Clark Editor 09 431 9129
Please leave a message on the answer phone if there is no
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR
ADVERTISERS WITHOUT THEM
THIS PUBLICATION WOULD NOT
Happy New year to everyone and here’s to a great 2011.
THANK YOU TO TINA HOLST
A HUGE THANK YOU TO TINA WHO HAS
PRINTED THE MATTERS AT THE COUNTRY
CLUB FOR US AND ALSO ORGANISED THE
COLLATING IN THE PAST. TINA IS MOVING
ON FROM THE MAMMOTH JOB OF
PRINTING OUR COMMUNITY
PUBLICATION. WE’LL MISS YOU!
Please stick to our deadlines. We have them for a
very good reason. The Matters is a very large
publication and takes a lot of time to put together.
Please do not request advertising after deadline as a
refusal may offend.
Lost Ads for December: Unfortunately the computer
deleted some adverts without me realising. These
have been reinstated. Please accept my apologies
for the inconvenience caused to the businesses
affected by this technical error.