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Maungaturoto, A Real New Zealand Town ‘Gettin’ on with it!’
Issue 111 March 2011
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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
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.Hi again from the Team at Homebuilders, it is a
privilege to have space in this local paper each month
to keep in touch with the community.
Last month I said I would go over some of the work
that Homebuilders does in the community.
We are open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday and
love to have visitors pop in for a chat, a cup of coffee
or for information we can help them with. We are
often able to provide the help people need or to help
by directing people to other agencies and organisations who can provide what is needed.
Fresh produce is dropped in for us to hand on to others, this is a real blessing for those who are struggling
financially and those with families who find rent and
mortgages eat up a lot of their income. If you could
use a bit of hand please just let us know, you can ring
if that is more comfortable for you……4319080
We are always grateful for the lovely gifts of food etc
that get dropped off at the Community House. It can
be a great start to the day to find things at the front
door when we arrive, and how often just the right
people arrive on the same day who have a need that is
Today the second Wednesday in the month Elizabeth
and our Volunteer Lance are at the Anglican Church
Footsteps Room providing morning tea and a couple
of hours of Bingo for the Seniors. This is open to
anyone over the age of well, let me see around about
55 – 60, a lot of fun is had by all, no money changes
hands, hence no gambling is involved, but chocolates
are provided for prizes for those who win a line or a
house. A lot of fun is had by all and there is room for
Our Free Craft classes have started on Thursday
mornings at 9.30am, do come in and have some fun
and a find your crafty talents.
We will continue to let you know more about what
we get up to next month.
Blessings from Denise
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WHAT WE WANT TO KNOW
When, as a child, we burned our fingers by innocently
reaching up to touch the hot stove, we created a small
problem for ourselves and our parents. We now wanted to
know a whole new range of things. Pain is not necessarily
a great teacher because we want to get underneath and
around and over, and know what happened; why our parents reacted the way they did and why the little blister appeared on our finger.
As a boy you did not dare give me an old clock (wind-up
style) or mechanical object, because I would dismantle it
with boyish glee. Somehow I imagined that I would be
able to put it all back together again. Of course, this never
happened. There is a drive in us that wants to know what
makes things work. We don't want to pass through life just
taking everything for granted. We want to be the acknowledged expert.
Nothing gives us more pleasure than to hold forth eloquently at a social gathering on some subject that we really
have no right to discuss. But somehow if we feel that if we
have a little more knowledge than others, this is our
moment to shine: “Somebody stop me please!” Such
events are much worse when too much verbal lubrication
times gain a new perspective on our problems by applying
various teachings or beliefs. We imagine we have progressed to a new permanent level or plateau from which
everything will be different or better. But old traits reemerge. Someone described this state as “walking around
the Pyramid”; that is, we turn a corner to see a different
view but we are still at the same height or level. Because
the view has changed does not mean we have changed.
All of us at times display irrational behavior and extreme
anger under pressure of circumstances. While in some
cases the anger may be justified, what we fail to understand is the trigger, or indeed the sequence of events, that
leads us to the situation where our emotions are out of
We need to know what kinds of situations are bad for us!
Conversely, we need to know what kind of environment or
situation produces the best out of us so that we can please
others and be a positive help.
The answers lie in understanding ourselves first before
trying to adjust others; admitting we need to take our eyes
off the problems long enough to see that we are at the centre of things. A famous cartoon line goes: “we have found
the enemy sir, and they is us!”
We will be exploring questions like this at the forthcoming
“Uniquely You” seminar on the 19th of March at the ConI am sure you, like I, have overheard many such conversa- gregational Church. Yes it’s just for women but we must
start somewhere. Phone 09 431 8172 for more information.
tions and cringed as incorrect facts were being quoted.
People take great pleasure in airing their wonderful
knowledge. What is that drive to stick our foot in our
mouth? Why do we do it? The fact that you cringe proves
that you do it too!
I think all of us want to know why people do what they do.
We want to have an opinion, and we don't want to merely
shrug our shoulders and say, “it's a mystery. ”We don't
want to look as dumb as we feel sometimes! We have answers for the complex issues related to our employment
but can’t tell you why our kids won’t behave. Sometimes
we understand the profound implications of statements
made by Heads of State, yet at the same time we can't give
an answer as to why some people really get at us and upset
us just by being nearby.
What we really want to know is this: What is it that causes
us to repeat episodes and events in our life again and
again? We are never deeply satisfied with saying, “Am I
supposed to be learning something from all this?” Far better to undergo the lesson but still understand the purpose!
Yes, we want to know what it is about ourselves that is so
predictably troublesome, so consistently inconsistent, so
stubborn, bitter, manipulative, proud, boastful, arrogant,
To attempt to deal with our own shortcomings, we some-
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Pukearenga Te Kohanga Reo
of varying abilities eager to take the first steps to
learning Te Reo Māori. We would like send an
acknowledgement to both the Otamatea High School
and Pukearenga Kohanga Reo for letting the adult
classes take part on their premises.
The topics that we will cover over this term include;
Kaipara awa, marae and waka which relate to the
kaupapa, ko wai au? We will also look at
Rongomātāne and roles on the marae.
This week has brought with it some challenges as
are rising to the challenge to kōrero Māori anake
E ngā mana, e ngā kārangaranga maha tēnā rā kouwithin
the kohanga reo. Parents found it difficult at
first but are also willing participants; kia kaha!
Pukearenga Te Kohanga Reo is a Māori immersion
We have been very fortunate to have lots of parent
early childhood centre based in Paparoa. The
which is vital for a whānau based kohanga.
Kaimahi at the Kōhanga Reo are Reno Skipper,
Missy Tilby and Tina Ball. There are currently over
Nō reira, e te iwi whāia tonutia te iti kahurangi.
children enrolled at the kōhanga.
We at Pukearenga Te Kōhanga Reo, have
experienced a busy holiday season but have thankfully had some great support from stalwart whānau
to prepare the kohanga for the New Year.
At the Pahi Regatta, the kōhanga reo ran a food
stall out of the hall. The Pahi Regatta was successful not only because we raised funds but also because we made the community more aware of our
role and importance. From the Regatta we recruited
several new whānau, making the long days and sore
feet more than worthwhile.
A pōhiri was held on February 1st and the kohanga
was full. We acknowledge the people who came to
help to manaaki and pōhiri our visitors.
The 1st week was based on whānaungatanga and
settling the tamariki into a routine.
In the 2nd week we have been working on the
kaupapa maunga and preparing for our haerenga to
Pukearenga on Thursday. During our trip to
Pukearenga we met at the Walker farm and made
the tamariki more aware of the origin of the name,
Pukearenga. Waiata and games were played at the
base of the maunga. We would like to acknowledge
our kaumātua and also the Walker family for
enabling us to use their farm as a base for our trip.
Another milestone that we celebrated was the start
of the reo classes for adults. The first class held at
Otamatea High School on Sunday 13th February was
successful with 17 students both young and old keen
to learn conversational Te Reo Māori. Again at
Pukearenga Te Kohanga Reo on Monday 14th
February there was a good turnout with 15 students,
We worry about what a child will become
tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone
today. - Stacia Tauscher
ANNUAL COMMUNITY MEETING 2011
Tina Short-Tupaea, Site Manager Fonterra Maungaturoto,
along with Taryn Haslem, Site Environmental Officer, invite our
Community to our annual presentation of the Environmental
Performance and Plans for the Site. An external walk around
the site tour and a light supper will follow the presentation.
Tuesday 29 March 2011
Fonterra Maungaturoto Site
7:00pm Introduction & Presentation
To the Receptionist
(09) 431 8005 ext 0
By Tuesday 22 March 2011
For health and safety reasons all guests should wear
closed in shoes or bring a pair of clean gumboots.
Also for health and safety reasons children less than 15
years of age are not permitted onto the Site.
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
The Cost of Mother Nature’s Fury
PAPAROA TENNIS CLUB
At 12.51 pm on 22 February 2011 New Zealand Time, a
magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the iconic South Island
city of Christchurch.
It was lunchtime, people were out on the street going
about their daily business, buses and cars heading down
along the streets, and office workers were within buildings. In split seconds the world came apart, buildings fell
down onto the street - there were people within them. The
rubble fell onto buses crushing them to nothing. The count
of confirmed dead at the time of writing this editorial
stands at 38 identified and there are more to come.
Friday Morning Tennis
Friday morning tennis has started at the Paparoa courts
and you are more than welcome to come along if this
time suits you. It is from 10am - 12 midday. All levels of
skill and experience welcome.
We also have the Tuesday evening session from 6pm, and
the Saturday morning for kids.
The iconic Christchurch Cathedral spire has been destroyed falling into the interior and the Pyne Gould Build- Contact Libby or Pete 4316 822 or Bill or Janine 4317
ing has been completely destroyed. There were people
inside at the time. 80% of the city has no water. Power is
out and sewerage lines have been severely damaged.
Queen Elizabeth sent this message to Prime Minister John
Scrap Metal Drive – Cleaning up
Paparoa and Districts -
The Paparoa Sports and Recreation Association is
running a scrap metal drive in March to raise funds for
"I have been utterly shocked by the news of another earth- the upgrading and running of the Sports Pavilion. We
quake in Christchurch. Please convey my deep sympathy can help you get rid of metal rubbish cluttering up your
garage, shed or paddocks. Anything with metal in it can
to the family and friends of those who have been killed;
my thoughts are with all those who have been affected by be recycled, including tyre rims, car batteries, bicycles,
whiteware, roofing iron, ladders, tools, electrical cords
this dreadful event. My thoughts are also with the emergency services and every...one who is assisting in the res- and cables, bbq’s, lawnmowers, gardening equipment etc.
We will happily pick up.
THE QUEEN'S MESSAGE TO JOHN KEY;
The article The Day the Earth Roared by The Press on the Please contact the following person from your area to
arrange drop off or collection:
Stuff.co.nz website said it all
With no warning the earth roared and shook us ferociously. Like my colleagues in the features department of Ararua, Paparoa West – Ken Chambers ph 431 7443
Christchurch newspaper The Press, I dived under my desk. email@example.com
Paparoa North, Taipuha, Mareretu – Libby Jones ph
431 6822 firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm a music critic and as we shook and my mind's eye
flashed images of my four children I was pelted with CDs Matakohe, Tinopai, Hukatere – Craig Hamlin ph 431
including, ironically, an Underworld album.
Paparoa Central, East, Pahi – Vickie Owens 431 6432
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street, strangers united by fear accompanied by dust swirling, sirens wailing and military helicopters circling. I felt
like I was on a movie set and that Bruce Willis would
surely appear around the next corner.
...With each aftershock strangers clung to each other,
some prayed. Others, like me, blasphemed and swore at
The Day the Earth Roared on Stuff.co.nz
People of Christchurch - we're thinking of you stay strong
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NEWS FROM ST JOHN AMBULANCE
Maungaturoto Ambulance Station
09 4318 403
Contacts: Stephen Rosser, Maungaturoto Station Team
Leigh Knightbridge, Assistant Team Manager
Tuesday 7.30pm (during school term. Third
Tuesday of the month training is at Kaiwaka station)
We held an evening on 22nd February for anyone interested in
becoming a volunteer - if you missed this and are interested in
finding out more, please do not hesitate to contact Stephen or
one of our members. You might actually enjoy it, and find a
new passion in life! You also may be surprised where it could
lead. A number of our volunteers now hold paid positions
around the area. Congratulations to Donna Vincent, who now
has a casual job as a patient transfer officer.
Being a volunteer has significant benefits. Think how rewarding
it would be knowing what to do, and being able to help someone
in a life threatening situation.
Congratulations to Marj, Denise and Judy from Kaiwaka Station
We attended 67 call outs in January, which was down from 79 in who are now doing their National Certificates, and have comthe previous January. 43 of these were medical calls, and 24
pleted the first part. Well done girls, keep up the good work!
were accidents. Once again, Mangawhai now being a transporting station has impacted on our monthly figures.
We are very excited to bring St John Youth to our area. We are
the 60th Division to open in our region, so it is a very exciting
time for us all.
Our opening night on the 10th February was a huge success with
44 young people attending.
This term our Penguin Group is working towards their Safety
Badge which involves kitchen, bathroom playground and pool
safety and much more. Our Cadet groups are working towards
their Water Safety Badge.
Want to get involved as a Youth Member or
Leader? Our Youth program is for ages 6-18. We meet on
Thursday's at 4.30 at the Maungaturoto Ambulance Station during term time. If you are over 18 and want to give something
back to your local community we are always on the lookout for
Youth Leaders who are passionate about helping our youth in a
fun friendly environment.
For more information please contact our Divisional Youth
Manager Jodie Hosford on 4319 090
Calling for New Members
We desperately need more ambulance volunteers.
Unfortunately we are down to a few wonderful officers
to cover the roster, and to lighten the load for these we
need to recruit more people. In the long term we need
more volunteers to keep our ambulance on the road
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Maungaturoto Primary School
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Tena koutou katoa Nga mihi nui kia koutou
Special greetings to you all. Welcome to the 2011
School year. It is going to be one of new challenges
and exciting events. Most of you will now be aware of
Mr Hamilton’s resignation in December. We will miss
Tony’s incredible knowledge, expertise and passion
for children’s learning during the fourteen years he
was Principal at Maungaturoto Primary School.
Further on is more information regarding changes.
At the Year 6 prize giving late last year I said “2010
has been a year of change, the passing of the batten,
and the changing of the guard, out with the old in with
the new. Early in the year our PTA saw just about a
complete exit of the team, their skills and knowledge
sadly missed but not far away, without missing a beat
their shoes were filled and then some. The BOT elections saw another exit of experience with only two existing trustees seeking re-election, but with new people come new ideas, skills and enthusiasm.” 2011
looks now to continue this change, everyone should
be aware that Mr Hamilton resigned as principal after
school ended and the board worked towards appointing a replacement. I’m pleased to announce that Mrs
Alison Robinson will be acting principal for Term 1
and possibly Term 2. This is the best possible outcome for the school, staff and children. The board
would like to thank Mrs Robinson and the staff for
their continuing support and hard work during this
Where to from here? The board has contracted an
advisor to help with the appointment of our new principal, the staff and board are thinking about the essential attributes which the school community would
want as we build the ideal principal profile. The process of advertising,
consideration and interviewing will be timetabled over
all of term 1 with the outcome being appointing our
permanent principal, the board will only make this decision if they have found the best person to manage
and lead of school. You all will be kept informed with
process and please call any board member if you
have any concerns or thoughts. Wayne Linton, Chairman - 431867
Wed 1st March
PTA meeting Staffroom
Wed 1st March
BOT meeting MP room
Thur 3rd & Fri 4th Mar Year 1 & 2 Camp
Mon 7th - Fri 11th Mar Year 5 & 6 Camp
Tues 15th March
School Swimming Sports
Wed 16th-Fri 18th Mar Year 3 & 4 Camp
Thurs 24th March
Bream Bay Swimming
Fri 15th April
Term Two Begins
Mon 2nd May
The Dental clinic is based at Otamatea High School.
Please contact them for assistance.
STAFF TERM ONE 2011
Room 2 Teacher
Acting Deputy Principal
Room 9 Teacher
Room 3 Teacher
Part time teacher Robin
Part time teacher Heather
SENCO Leader Sally
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Maungaturoto Country Club
PO Box 81 Bickerstaffe Rd Maungaturoto 0547
T 09 4318 326 F 09 4318 324
The Country Club is open for drinks and dining
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.
Holding a meeting, seminar, exercise programme?
The Country Club is a perfect venue for any gathering - with warm, carpeted floors and three
rooms - member’s bar, function lounge and meeting room. To learn more, phone 4318 326
and leave a message.
**** Congratulations !!!! ****
Carlson Barnett, Gerald Barnett, Kevin Flower and Kevin Robinson placed third equal in the
38th Clubs NZ National Men’s Fours Bowling Tournament which attracted almost 170 teams
from throughout the country and was held in Whangarei.
The trio were formally presented with their certificates at a recent Members Dinner.
Quote of the month
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing
nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
Jerome K. Jerome, humorist and playwright (1859-1927)
Maungaturoto Country Club
invites you to …..
A girls night of fun ….
FASHION A & E
“What Not To Wear “ evening
Date 27 May 2011
Doors open at 6pm Show starts at 7.30
Tickets $15 per person
OLD VINYL RECORDS
Have you got an old Vinyl LP that you used to love playing but no
longer have a Stereo player ??????
Don’t worry there is now an option to hear it on your CD player
I have set up the equipment to lift the analogue tracks and convert them
to digital. There are filters that will clean up some of the clicks and
hisses as long as the quality of the original disk is sound.
I’m able to lift tracks from
Vinyl LP’s 33 RPM
Vinyl disks 45 RPM
Reel to reel tapes at either 3 ¾ or 7 ½ IPS speeds
What’s this going to cost?????
There is a flat rate of $20 per item
For that you will receive Two (2) CD’s. The first will be an audio CD of
your tracks and the second will be the tracks as MP3 files (for your I
Pod) plus copies of the tracks as Wav high quality files. Every attempt
will be made to find the original artwork off the web but if not available,
I will attach generic labels to all CD’s
Contact Noel on 0294-752601 or 4318962
9 Totara Rise, Maungaturoto
(Hope to be able soon to also do 78’s)
P O Box 142,
“Lest We Forget”
February 2011 Events and News
Greetings to Everyone
The Maungaturoto RSA would like to thank the Maungaturoto Lions for their generous donation for our roof repair fund.
I have received information about a medal to be awarded to those who have served in the Military for three years or
more since the end of the second world war. This includes those who did CMT (Compulsory Military Training or National
If you wish further information on this medal, please contact me or our Secretary, Noel Smith and we can forward information to you.
Regards to all
St Patrick’s Day Thursday 17th March 2011
We will be celebrating St Patrick’s Day in the Club Rooms on Thursday the 17th March 2011 commencing at 5 PM.
On the menu there will be some Irish Stew, mashed spud and green peas together with Hot Irish Soda Bread. There even might be a
traditional Irish Dessert. There will be a bowl containing a touch of the Green (for those who identify with the Irish)
So come along and join in the celebration, have a pint of Guinness and a natter.
We will be playing the games called
Toss the Leprechaun
See you there
You can’t make on the Thursday???
Never mind, we will be having a repeat on Saturday night 19th March from
We will be holding the usual Dawn service commencing at 0600 Hrs on the 25th April 2011
MC on the day will be Terry McCook
To assist in the planning of this event, the RSA committee would appreciate information on those Service organization, Schools
and individuals who would like to participate in the laying of a wreath during the ceremony.
The coordinator for the services of the day is
Phone -09-4318962 – Cell 0294-752601
Email : email@example.com
Please contact him with your details
Maungaturoto PTA News
Our third annual Trail Ride on Sunday 20th February
was a great success and the inaugural Horse Trek the
day before was also enjoyed by all participants with
lots of very positive comments from the riders.
Our thanks go to the following people:
Don and Jacque McKay for allowing the events to run
on their farm and use of their farm tractor.
• John Linton for many hours mulching, the use of his
farm tractor and bikes, organising the trail ride permit, fixing fence areas that needed to be pulled down and for very
kindly modifying fencing for future events.
• Julian Allen for mulching the car park and kids’ track.
• Jason and Julian Allen for managing the animals in
• Mark Flanagan who worked for long hours preparing
the trail ride using his own equipment and bikes.
• Richard and Donna Smeeton who donated 5 trays of
• Anna and Steve from the St John’s Ambulance for
ministering to the injured.
• The many parents who helped preparing lunch for the
horse trek, running food stalls, and marshalling the kids’
• Year 5/6 parents who baked delicious goodies for the
• Naomi Foster for the use of her chiller.
• Our wonderful marshals – Greg Holst, Shay Hawken,
Bryce Lupton, Mark Flannagan, John Linton and Julian
• Colin Story and Matt Turner for proving vehicle recovery services.
• The people who helped set up the kids’ and adults’
tracks in the week leading up to the event: Bryce Lupton,
Greg Holst, Barry Paton, Julian Allen, Brendan Millard,
Grant McCallum, Mark Flannagan, John Linton and Mark
• Karina Allen for organising the Horse Trek.
• Tina Holst for organising the helpers for both days and
• Wayne Linton, Cherie Linton, Mark Flannagan and
John Linton for pulling down all the signage and safety
tape the day after the trail ride.
• Michael Smales for helping set up the horse trek and
along with Michelle Beeler, Karina Allen and Jason Allen,
marshalling on the day.
• FINALLY TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS _
PAPAROA GOLF CLUB
Paparoa Golf Club is open all the year
We provide affordable golf through sub
and green fees
The Club Prides itself on good club spirit.
Club Day 10 am Every Sunday
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
NZ LANDCARE TRUST
NZ Landcare Trust is seeking to appoint a new Regional
Coordinator in Northland. Regional Coordinators are key
staff within NZ Landcare Trust, directly responsible for
delivering our mission:
‘Sustainable Land Management Through Community Involvement’.
This means managing the delivery of significant projects
and providing support to a number of landowners, farmers
and community groups who share an interest in Sustainable Land Management (SLM).
The Trust is looking for a candidate who exhibits strong
communication and interpersonal skills, planning, problem
solving and organisational ability, initiative and the motivation to work unsupervised. Excellent project management skills are also required along with an affinity for rural
living and a very good understanding of sustainable land
Further information including a schedule and a position
description is available from our website:
The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 11th
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Ph/Fax 09 434 7500
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· Large hall with stage
Ideal for Weddings, Balls, Family Functions
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· Supper room is ideal for those smaller
· Large entrance foyer
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News from the Otamatea Repertory Theatre.
The stage play
“The Choppers are on their way, Hawkeye is up to his tricks
and Hotlips thinks she is in charge and the 4077th is as crazy
The rehearsals are well underway and the set builders are hard at work and combined with the wardrobe department
busy sourcing all sorts of war type paraphernalia, the show will be ready for your enjoyment.
Interest is high and we strongly urge to get your tickets early.
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.
Auditions for Annie
CHANGE OF DATE FOR AUDITIONS…….
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 March 5th.
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.
Dennise Brownlie and Brian Dent are doing the preparations for the event. Please talk to them for further information or contact
The working bees will continue on Saturday mornings from 9.00 am for about three hours. See you all then, even for a cup of
We have an extensive wardrobe and the costumes are available for hire at attractive rates for any occasion, please contact
Frances Yardley on 431 8737, or contact a committee member.
President: Peter Matheson
Secretary; Fran Gouge
Treasurer: Maura Flower
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Otamatea Hawks Rugby Club Update!
We need you! Calling on all local players! We need to field two senior teams this coming season to
cement our place back in Premier Rugby! Come on down to trainings - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6.30pm at
Kaiwaka for a run, or give Justin 021 180 4232, Wuzz 021 043 8333 or Hone 021 266 9137 a call!
The Southern Districts Premiers draw is out now – go to taniwha.co.nz and diary in the Hawks matches.
The first two rounds are both home games, so get in behind the boys!
All Premier games are 2.15pm and Reserves at 12.30pm.
Keep up to date with the Hawks at sportsground.co.nz/otamateahawks and join us on Facebook!
Congratulations to Cole Campbell, Toby Phillips, Shane Robinson and Mike Peeni on being selected for
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Congratulations to Tim Emberson of Whakapirau, winner of the
draw for the Mountain Bike and thank you to local Police Officer
Trevor Millard for making the draw.
Check out our fuel prices, you might be surprised how competitive they are!
Workshop open for car and trailer WOF’s and all car, 4 x 4 and
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Maungaturoto Op Shop
All proceeds from all sales between March 7th &
March 19th inclusive will be donated to the above
appeal. If you would like to donate clean clothes
and/or good saleable goods or furniture, either
drop at the shop or contact
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lighted with our group of regulars but we still would
like to see more people both the buying and selling
public so that we keep the markets growing. So come
on out to Paparoa and have a look see at our market it
runs fortnightly same day as the local farmers market.
We have a request to put out to you all and this is for
any old or unwanted sewing machines or over lockers.
The craft workshops we are currently running involve
several children and they are working on several
projects that include a lot of sewing. We only have the
loan of 2 sewing machines and these are both pushed
to the maximum. Occasionally they break down and
Maungaturoto Plunket committee is kick
then we are struggling with one machine and several
starting Plunket’s annual Appeal Week with a kids miss out and it becomes very frustrating for them
Children’s Day Celebration on Sunday 6th
to not get a turn on a machine.
March 2011 at the Centennial Hall in Maungaturoto from 10am to Midday.
So if you know of anyone that has a machine and does
not use it anymore…maybe they will donate it to our
Childrens Day is a non commercial annual
cause. Ph Ann Shanks on 4316229 with any offer you
day, founded in year 2000, with the vision of may have to make re sewing machines.
celebrating and nurturing our greatest
treasure, our children. Core values of the day I would now like to tell you some of the good news
are: giving time, praise and encouragement, we have… you may remember me telling you about
listening and talking, love and affection, and our idea of an Arty Farties Street full of playhouses
As this is a day for all children in
Maungaturoto, and the surrounding districts,here will be a variety of activities ranging from face painting to bouncy castles,
mainly music to colouring-in competitions,
plus loads more fun and laughter for children
of all ages. So join in the fun and help celebrate National Children’s Day!!
ARTY FARTIES INC
Well we have just received funding for the first playhouse. The funding group have chosen the design
they wish to purchase from us and the name they wish
us to give it and we are about to order the house to be
built…isn’t this exciting …
We are hopeful of more applications going out and
look forward to getting this project off the ground.
This will be a wonderful place for our children to discover some of the basic things in life and how they
work in the grown up world.
Greetings to you all and what a great season we are
having, lovely weather and warm. Great for growing I am not going to let slip the name of the first house
vegetables as long as you have the water to give them. just yet but I will tell you that it will be a bank building…there I bet that makes you guess all sorts of
The sustainable gardening course has started at Arty names. Well that’s about it for now. so look out for
farties and will be just getting underway as this paper the new little bank in Paparoa and keep an eye out on
goes to print. We were very happy with the response those vegetable gardens growing and please come
we got but are still able to take on board any late com- along and join in our markets…its great fun and you
get to meet all sorts of lovely people…We are going
ers that may wish to start the course now. If you are
to start giving you a profile on some of them in upinterested please ph Ann Shanks at 09 4316229 and
discuss this with her.
The fortnightly markets are doing well and we are de- Meantime have a great march. My regards Maureen
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BOOK OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH 2011
NICHOLAS EVANS – “THE BRAVE”
The author of “The Horse Whisperer’s” latest novel “The Brave”
writes of the devastating effects of family secrets. A young boy
whose parents are old and remote send him to a boarding school
with bullies and sadistic staff. The only comfort he gets is from
the fantasy world of Cowboys and Indians. His older sister takes
him to Hollywood and his life is transformed. However violence
changes their lives and corrodes his adult life. This is a powerfully written novel of family sacrifice.
Maungaturoto is the scene of an
historic milestone with a youthful
The 60th Youth division of St John Northern opened in
Maungaturoto in February – and as far as numbers go,
this is one that really counts!
Says Regional Youth Manager Christine Benson, “In 2000,
when we had 32 Youth divisions, we agreed on a growth plan
that would see us grow steadily and sustainably. One of the
goals was to start new Youth divisions where demand required
it, or where we did not have a presence and that would see us
reach 60 divisions in 2010.”
MONICA McINERNEY – “THE FARADAY GIRLS”
“We are proud to now celebrate the start of our 60th Youth division. All the very best to Maungaturoto Youth and our thanks to
LEE CHILD’s latest – “WORTH DYING FOR”
Jodie Hosford, the new Manager, all the leaders at Maungaturoto, the Otamatea Area Committee and station staff including
Another Dargaville changeover of books occurred in February Nyree Alcock, Karlene Storey, Len Dunn, Angela Denton,
– a good selection of fiction, non-fiction and large print are now Ingrid Bernie and Stephen Rosser for their wonderful support,
on the shelves.
and Peter Bell, Bernie Heslop, Ingrid McLennan and Tracy
McMillan, for their work in getting the division started.”
MAUNGATUROTO GARDEN CLUB
On Wednesday, 16 February members met for a picnic lunch at
Jill Mills’ home. Best
bloom, fruit and vegie competitions were held as usual and a
number of prettily decorated sun hats were entered in the decorative competition. Members enjoyed being able to buy bulbs and
bottled jams at the Trading Table. Jill’s flower and vegetable
gardens were much admired.
On 16 March meet at Nikau Grove, off Whaka Street at 12.30
p.m. for a local ‘safari’
GARDEN NOTES FOR MARCH 2011
Forty three children between the ages of six and 18 attended the
first meeting on what Christine says was a very successful
night. “A group of very positive and motivated leaders had a
range of activities for the young people to try out on the night
and we know this division is going to do very well.”
Jodie Hosford says the next step is to build on the leadership and
she called for leaders to come forward.
“It takes all kinds, and our existing leaders are real New Zealand
people who fit St John in around busy lives without undue pressure Four of us are mums and we are on range of other local
committee. Of the two men, one works until 5pm and the other
is a school bus driver.”
March is a harvesting month for some varieties of fruit as they
To find out more about becoming a youth leader or youth memmature,
ber with St John, visit www.stjohn.org.nz, email
particularly the main apple varieties. Golden Queen peaches are firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 0800 ST JOHN or 09 526 0565.
susceptible to brown rot at the end of the season so spray till
trees should receive an autumn fertilizer.
This is the important month to plant winter vegetables such as
carrots and cabbages etc.
Continue to disbud and feed late flowering chrysanthemums and
Keep roses thriving with a deep watering about once a week and
Bulbs can still be planted for spring flowering.
(Garden hints from Maungaturoto Garden Club)
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TOP OF THE ROCK
The Kaiwaka Sports Associations “Top of the Rock” held last
Saturday was a great success!
We had 162 entries – an impressive number for our first year of
running a multi-sport event. Some competitors participated in
the 12km run & 9km mountain bike course, while the majority
entered the 10 km run/walk course.
Brendon Johnson (TV3's “MoneyMan”) presided over the
prizegiving. With thanks to our generous sponsors, there were
over 80 prizes up for grabs – placegetters got first choice from
the prize table, then the remaining prizes were given out by a
draw. Our main prize of an Avanti bike was won by Madison
Solo run & bike – male Jeremy Smart
Solo run & bike – female Anna Berthlsen
Team run & bike
I would like to start a leisure-marching team
for women 45—80 years of age.
If you are interested please ring me at
Mark Hodgetts & Hayley Goold
09 431 9074
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Ask for Connie
Run/walk – female Serina Wade
Congratulations to Tyler Murray who won a prize as the first
child home in the 10km course. Tyler was also the 3rd overall
runner home! An impressive result for a ten year old!
Mangawhai Tyres kindly donated $50 for the oldest competitor.
This was won by Bruce Grant, 76 years. A prize also went to
our youngest competitor Sara Anderson, 5 years old.
Kaiwaka Sports Association President Evan Wright was given a
gift in recognition of all the work that he and his wife Michelle
had put into organising the event.
Thank you's were also given to our many helpers: marshals, fire
brigade volunteers, bar staff and the landowners who gave permission for the routes to go over their farms.
Thank you to Steve Campbell from overviewsnz.com who took
some great shots throughout the day. Photos can be viewed on
our website www.kaiwakasports.co.nz.
Thank you also to Kaiwaka School and Kaiwaka Playcentre
who put on fun gala events throughout the day.
Welcome to Linda Little who has taken over
the printing from Tina Holst. Thank you Linda
for helping out your community without your
help the Matters wouldn’t be out in the
Christchurch Earthquake 22.02.2011
The city of Christchurch is in ruins and people
have lost lives and their homes. Please support
the fundraising efforts out their in our community to help the victims of this terrible natural
We all need to count our blessings we all still
have beds to sleep in at night
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 or alterations to
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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALAN & BERNICE FLOWER FOR THEIR
60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Patrons of Repertory Theatre
Patron of Gardening Club,
Kauri museum board and as volunteers (the gardens)
When visiting his Aunty Hilda Cullen, in Te Awamutu, Alan
was introduced to Bernice and that’s where it all started. He had plus many many more.
to travel many hours by train to get there for the occasional
weekend “courting” her for about 2 years before she agreed to In celebration of 60 years married at the Maungaturoto centennial Hall on Thursday 31st march,
marry him and become his wife.
Bernice & Alan were married on the 31 march
1951 at Te Awamutu, Bernice’s home town.
They borrowed Bernice’s mother’s car and ventured to the
South Island for their honeymoon . When they stayed at Christchurch at Bernice’s elder sister’s place, suddenly, Faye’s second
daughter was about to be born and The car was borrowed again
for the trip to the maternity hospital . Imagine the shock horror
when it was also still full of confetti. Brother in law Max, had to
answer a few sticky questions over that....
Alan was the 4th generation of the Flower family to live on
“Flowerdale”, the home farm in Gorge Road, Maungaturoto. His
Great grandfather, William Mousley Flower was one of the first
few families from England who arrived and settled in
Maungaturoto in 1863. In turn the succeeding Flower sons
lived & farmed Flowerdale and they and their families were
strong influences in the community in their time.
William’s son, Harold, married Edith Cullen, (Alan’s Grandfather), and in turn, Arthur Stanley Flower (Alan’s Father)
farmed Flowerdale, and on Arthurs death in September 1951,
Alan had to suddenly take full responsibility for the farm, along
with his new wife.
In preparation for the marriage a new house was planned. The
Fowers had purchased standing timber (for 800 pounds) from
the Pilbrows on “Pilbrows hill” which Arthur and Alan sawed
down by hand using the cross cut saw and then had them
milled at “Barrots” mill in Waipu. Proudly, Alan remembers
the whole house cost 3500 (pounds) complete with concrete
water tank and septic tank. As newly weds, Alan & Bernice
lived with Alan’s parents until the house was finished later in
As a new farmers wife, Bernice had lots to learn about farming
and the Flower family and Maungaturoto. And, as well, she
soon had a new house with a large piece of land round it ,
which of course, she soon developed her love of gardening
from.... The family expanded with Sally being born in 1953,
Penny 2 years later and Peter after that..
Alan and Bernice have been deeply involved with the Maungaturoto community for many years including
Congregational Church and now the Presbyterian Church,
Otamatea Vet club,
The schools primary and the High school in turn as the childen
Business association (Florist shop)
2011. Plans are for a catered lunch, extending on
into the afternoon.
Bernice & Alan extend an invitation to all their
many friends and family.
Please give them a call by 20th March (4318611) if
you would like to share this day with them.
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