Maungaturoto Matters

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September 2011

Issue 117

Maungaturoto Matters
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M AUNG AT URO T O – An appealing place to live, work and visit, which has heart, purpose and prosperity.

Maungaturoto Residents Survey
What do you like best about living in Maungaturoto?

See pages 21-23 for more information

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Leave 9.00am and return approx. 3.30 – 4.00pm as required.
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Maungaturoto Matters

Maungaturoto Matters.
Issue 117, September 2011
Maungaturoto Matters is a free monthly publication,
produced by the Realtown Maungaturoto Residents
Association for the Maungaturoto Community.
Editor: David Briggs
Contributions and feedback from members of the
Community are actively encouraged.
Please note, however, that letters to the Editor cannot
be accepted due to space limitations.

The Editor reserves full right to abridge or amend
copy for editorial purposes.
Read the full copy on line via
http://arealnewzealandtown.blogspot.com/

Enquiries
Email:

maungaturotomatters@gmail.com

Phone:

09 431 8401

Contributions & Advertising
Email: maungaturotomatters@gmail.com
Or: drop in the RED BOX at Tony’s Lotto Shop at 147,
Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

Charges for advertising
There is no charge for announcements or advertisements for charities, community groups or community
events.
For commercial rates, see the listing on page 43.

Deadlines for copy
Advertising: 15th of each month
News and other articles: 20th of each month

Payments to
By cheque to: Real Town Maungaturoto Residents
Association, P.O. Box 113, Maungaturoto
By credit transfer to: Maungaturoto Matters; a/c no.
06 0365 0008021 00, National Bank, Whangarei
The vision for Maungaturoto
An appealing place to live, work and visit, which
has heart, purpose and prosperity
The goals of the Residents Association
 To develop and maintain a sense of unity and
identity for Maungaturoto
 To sustain the economic prosperity of the town
 To sustain and enhance the local environment
 To strengthen and support the well being of
the community

Editor’s Note
As announced in last month’s Matters, with
this edition we say goodbye to Liz Clark, our
stalwart editor of the last four years or so. Liz
has wisely decided that it’s time to take a
break from the monthly routine of chasing copy
and battling with printers, to concentrate on
some of her other interests — such as helping
to save the Zion Wildlife Park … and working on
a number of other publications (the words
‘glutton’ and ‘punishment’ come to mind). I’m
sure you’ll join me in a hearty vote of thanks
for her efforts over the years, and wish her
well for the future. Thankfully, she’ll still be
down the road to help offer advice and bail me
out when I get stuck!
As always when a new editor takes over, I
won’t be able to resist doing a little tinkering
with the Matters as time goes on. The aim of
this will clearly be to make it better, not worse
— so if there are any changes you’d like to see,
please let me know either by email
(maungaturotomatters@gmail.com) or by dropping a note in the red box in Tony’s.
Residents survey
This edition is also important because it sees
the first results of the Survey, which the Residents Association ran a month or two back.
Further results will be included in the next edition. You’ll have seen the word cloud listing
the best things about living in Maungaturoto on
the front cover. Hidden rather more discreetly
in the centre pages is a smaller cloud summarising the things people didn’t like. The good
things are clearly what we need to enjoy and
protect. The bad things, however, are no less
important because they are what we need to
work on to improve. One of the key aims of
the Matters will be to drum up support for such
work — and to inform everyone of the progress
that we all make.
So, I hope you enjoy reading this edition of the
Maungaturoto Matters as much as you’ve enjoyed reading previous ones. And — with the
aid of the editorial committee and all the eager volunteers involved in compiling, collating
and distributing the Matters — I look forward
to producing future editions on your behalf.

Cheers,
David

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Contents
Editor’s note
Community news
Community announcements

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4

Maungaturoto Residents Association
Homebuilders Maungaturoto/Paparoa
Maungaturoto Volunteer Fire Brigade
Kaipara District Plan: Press Release
Maungaturoto RSA

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11

Women’s Section RSA 57th Birthday
Otamatea Grey Power meeting
Linking Hands
Maungaturoto Primary School
Otamatea High School

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Playcentre news
Maungaturoto Garden Club
The middle section
Submission of articles and adverts
Maungaturoto Residents Survey

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19

Residents Survey — results
Wordplay
Christian comment

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25

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Culture, art and events
Zonta trivial pursuits
Matakohe Music Makes
This month’s recipe
Otamatea Repertory Theatre

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29

Arty Farties
Books of the month
Sport and recreation
Maungaturoto Country Club
Paint It Red Campaign

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31

Otamatea Hawks
Maungaturoto Bowling Club
Rodney/Otamatea Taniwha Cup
International Rally of Whangarei

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News from Sport Northland
The backend
Community Directory
Advertising rates
List of advertisers

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Community calendar

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Maungaturoto RSA
LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO DINE ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY NIGHT?
YES, WE ARE OPEN FROM 5PM ONWARDS
We have an extensive range of scrumptious meals to suit all tastes available from 6pm
until 9pm
No Booking Necessary
MEMBERS, VISITORS AND MEMBERS GUESTS WELCOME

ARTHRITIS NEW ZEALAND
APPEAL WEEK SEPTEMBER 20th to 26th
There will be no door to door collection in this area this year.
I have been diagnosed as having pseudo gout in my right knee – a form of arthritis. Therefore I
shall be unable to canvass the six out-lying roads I usually cover. And if I can’t lead by example....
Personally I want to thank all those who have so generously donated all those years I have been I
involved. And to those wonderful collectors I say thank you - and thank you again!
I shall endeavour to have a collection bucket or bag outside Tony’s or Four Square at times during
collection week.
If you need help or advice with Arthritis – Free phone 0800 663 463.
Zoe Roadley.

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Maungaturoto Swimming Club Meeting
Monday 12th Sept at 6pm
Maungaturoto Country Club

MAUNGATUROTO PRIMARY
SCHOOL
PTA FUNDRAISER

For more info contact Tina 09 4318 180

ROUND THE BLOCK FUN RUN
SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2011

Fancy an evening out:

START & END AT
MAUNGATUROTO COUNTRY CLUB

playing cards,
enjoying a friendly
chat?
Then join us for a game of 500
Every Wednesday evening
7.30– 9.30 pm
at 2 Calla Street, Maungaturoto
Tel. Trevor 09 431 8499

COURSE: 6K or 11K plus option of adding
Country Club Walkway course
REGISTRATION TIME: 9.00AM
START: 10.OOAM
BBQ AND REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE FOR
SALE AFTER RUN
CONTACT TINA 4318 180

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INVITES YOU
CAR SEAT
RENTAL SCHEMES

TO ATTEND
EVERY TUESDAY
10AM

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

AT THE
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
MAUNGATUROTO

0-5 YRS MUSIC & MOVEMENT
FOLLOWED BY MORNING TEA

COFFEE/PLAYGROUP

CONTACT ELAINE 431-8317
Or RUTH 431-8491

First Thursday of the month
10am to Midday
Plunket Rooms, Hurndall St, Maungaturoto
All are welcome to attend our friendly coffee
mornings.
For further info contact our Coffee Morning
Co-ordinator Jodie 09 4319 090

supported by
Maungaturoto Congregational Church
($2 donation per family please)

MAUNGATUROTO CENTENNIAL HALL

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OFFERS A GREAT VENUE FOR:

BOOKINGS:
Phone Wendy – 09 431 8669
or visit the website: www.maungihall.co.nz

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Maungaturoto Matters

Real Town Maungaturoto
Residents Association
Update
July 2011 saw the Residents Association undertaking the Maungaturoto Residents Survey
2011. 94 people took up the challenge and
responded, giving excellent feedback, suggestions and comments on Maungaturoto. A
Survey of this size has not been conducted for
many years. The number of questions needed
to be asked in order for the new Association to
understand fully what the community wants, its
attitudes and opinions was large … so thank
you!
Comprehensive Survey Results will be presented at the next Residents Association meeting on the 7th September at the Maungaturoto
Primary School at 7.30pm. The extent of the
results make it impossible to publish it completely in this edition of the Matters. However,
on the front cover is a word cloud made from
responses from the first question: what are the
best things about Maungaturoto? The bigger
the words — the more popular the answer.
Complete Survey Results can be obtained by
contacting Association Secretary Nyree Alcock
or by coming along to the next meeting. We will
also have them available on the relaunched
www.realtownmaungaturoto.co.nz website
when it is up and running.
One issue the Association is currently working
through is the upgrade of the Maungaturoto
Website. This upgrade will also be discussed at
length at the next meeting and will be relaunched shortly.
Lastly and most importantly, thank you to Liz
Clark for the past 4 years editing the Maungaturoto Matters. Liz has now stepped down to
continue with other editorial opportunities and
commitments and we thank Liz on behalf of the
entire community for all the hard work she has
contributed towards Maungaturoto. It is now
with great pleasure we introduce David Briggs
as the new editor of the Maungaturoto Matters.
David and Ann Briggs have been members of
the Maungaturoto community for about 2 years
and have come to us from England. Thank you
David for stepping up and we look forward to
seeing future editions of our real great local
publication.
Reminder: Meetings are on the 1st Wednesday
of the month and everyone is more than welcome to attend. Next meeting: 7th September
at the Primary School.

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HOMEBUILDERS
MAUNGATUROTO/PAPAROA
It is good to see the winter month’s move on
now, and that we can look forward to more
sunshine and warmth.
During the winter we have made some major
repairs to the Community House. Consequently
we are now a lot more comfortable: thanks
once again to the Brook family.
Today, as in a few days over the past weeks, I
find myself in the Community House on my
own. We really are a bit short of volunteers to
answer the phone and take care of visitors to
the house. If you — or anyone you know —
would like to contribute a day a week from 9am
to 3pm to your community through this agency,
I would love to hear from you. The tasks are
not onerous and the environment is warm and
friendly. So please don’t hesitate to give me a
ring: Denise on 431 9080. Thanks in advance.
Katrina Goodfellow has offered to help raise
funds for the work of Homebuilders Community
Services by finding sponsors to fund her for
running in the Auckland Marathon in October
this year. This is a 40 kilometre run (whew!)
and it is our intention to approach local folk to
join in with this fund-raising by sponsoring
Katrina for her run. We are delighted at
Katrina’s offer and will be out and about to help
her find sponsors over the next weeks.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank
the children from the Primary School for their
performance for the Seniors Lunch in July.
Your ability and willingness to come were much
appreciated.
A big thank you also to the Paparoa Community
Church for coming to our aid with a food parcel
at short notice. Your care for this community is
something we appreciate very much.
It is also time to thank Liz for her hard work
over the past four years in producing our great
local paper. Liz, you have always been a delight to work with, and we at Homebuilders are
very grateful to you for so often working with
us when we are running a bit late. Go Girl! We
hope the future holds lots of good things for
you and your girls.

Blessings from Denise
and the Team

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Recent Calls

Deputy Chief’s report
The Maungaturoto Volunteer Fire Brigade would
like to thank all the People that have supported us
with pour fund raiser and brought firewood.
THANKYOU
We remind people to maintain their Fire places in
good working order over winter, Take all
precautions when they are going.
Remember never be scared to Dial 111 if anything
does happen.
Lastly Congratulations to MARK GUY and CRAIG
FERGUS for the completion of their Senior
Firefighter Course. They will be a great asset to
Maungaturoto Fire.
Paddy Thornton

26.06.2011 @ 13.51hrs – Helicopter Landing
Maungaturoto
26.06.2011 @ 19.53hrs – MVA, Car down bank
Brynderwyns
27.06.2011 @17.17hrs - PFA Fonterra
Maungaturoto
06.07.2011 @ 19.14hrs – Medical Call
Maungaturoto
17.07.2011 @ 12.33hrs – MVA, 2 Van head on
Kaiwaka
20.07.2011 @23.12hrs – Kitchen Fire,
Maungaturoto
3.08.2011 @ 20.25hrs – PFA Matakohe Museum
Matakohe
08.08.2011 @ 13.05hrs – PFA Fonterra
Maungaturoto
12.08.2011 @ 11.24hrs – House Fire
Kaiwaka
12.08.2011 @ 17.59hrs – Trailer rolled
Paparoa

WANTED: ALL OLD CELLPHONES. WE ARE COLLECTING ALL OLD CELL PHONES
WORKING OR NOT. THESE ARE BEING COLLECTED FOR THE STARSHIP FOUNDATION
MOBILE PHONE APPEAL
DROP OFF POINT: FERGUS APPLIANCE SPOT OR ANY BRIGADE MEMBER
Firefighter PROFILE

NAME: Eric Bennetto
POSITION: Chief Fire Officer
WHY DID YOU JOIN THE FIRE SERVICE : To help out in the com munity.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE/PROGRAMME : Home and Away
IF YOU WERE PRESIDENT FOR 1 DAY WHAT WOULD YOU DO: Have more days off work!!

Firefighter PROFILE

NAME: Korey Fergus
POSITION: Firefighter
WHY DID YOU JOIN THE FIRE SERVICE : To help out in the community and gain some new skills.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE/PROGRAMME : Avatar
IF YOU WERE PRESIDENT FOR 1 DAY WHAT WOULD YOU DO: Give everyone more holidays.

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Kaipara’s District Plan Due in September
Press Release
The decisions version of the reviewed District Plan will be considered for adoption
at Council’s September meeting. “The
Hearings Panel has made its decisions on
the 513 submissions received and this has
resulted in a redrafting of the Plan to give
effect to those decisions.” said Mayor Neil
Tiller in announcing the timetable for the
District Plan.
He went on to advise that it is proposed to be
publicly notified on 21 October should Council
resolve to adopt the Plan at the September
meeting and it would be open for appeals to the
Environment Court for 30 working days as
required by the Resource Management Act.
“This process gives submitters to the Plan the
opportunity to consider how their concerns
have been dealt with by the Hearings Panel and
if they are not satisfied they can appeal to the
Environment Court which will consider the
concerns and make an independent and binding
decisions.” commented Mayor Tiller.
He then said he was very proud of the work
done by the Council and its Hearings Panel to
get the Plan to this point. The Plan has been
based around a number of outcomes supported
by the community during the pre-plan consultation process. This has driven all stages of the
process. It has given the Council a robust
District Plan with strong links from the
outcomes through to the Plan’s policies and
rules. This approach provides the district with a
high level of certainty around what is intended
to be achieved by the Plan.
“This is an enabling plan which is specially
written to protect the Kaipara’s life blood,
farming, as well as encouraging other industries
and businesses to establish and grow in the
Kaipara,” noted Mayor Tiller.
When asked about the recently repeated call to
withdraw the proposed plan Mayor Tiller
commented that Paul Cavanagh QC’s advice is
two years late. “He is commenting on a plan
which has been through a public submissions
process and Council is about to announce the
results of that two year process. I would
suggest that we will see a significantly different
plan” said Mayor Tiller, “It may even answer
the concerns of those asking for it to be withdrawn.”
He was also concerned that withdrawing the
Plan at this late stage would cause the Council
to incur even greater costs because Council is

required by law to have a District Plan.
However, he was more concerned at the
injustice the withdrawal would cause to all of
the submitters who have taken part in the
statutory process. “Withdrawing the plan now
would see most of those submitters ignored.”
He said. “Going through the statutorily
mandated process ensures fairness to all.”
Council is also processing Variation 1 which will
insert an Outstanding Landscapes Chapter into
the new District Plan. It is in this area that
Farmers of New Zealand and others have
expressed concern. Withdrawing the Plan at this
time will not make the issue disappear. Those
concerned about this aspect should have taken
part in that public process which has just been
completed according to Mayor Tiller. The
Council received 556 submissions on the
Outstanding Landscapes provisions and these
will be heard later in the year.
The Northland Regional Council is preparing its
review of its Regional Policy Statement which
will cover similar areas of concern for those
concerned about the outstanding landscapes
provisions included in Kaipara District Council’s
Variation 1. Kaipara’s Chief Executive Jack
McKerchar noted that the Government has
issued a new National Coastal Policy Statement
which the Regional Council will have to give
effect to in its Regional Policy Statement. This
seems to require a much higher level of protection than envisaged by the Kaipara District
Council. “In our discussions with Regional
Council people they have indicated there may
need to be rules covering activities within the
Coastal Policy area and other protected lands.”
said Kaipara Chief Executive Jack McKerchar.
According to him this imposition of controls
should be of major concern to land owners,
especially farmers.

For further information please contact:
Mayor Tiller
Tel: 09 4393123, 021781874
or Email: Mayor@kaipara.govt.nz

Chief Executive Jack McKerchar
Tel: 09 4393123, 021941984
or Email: jmckerchar@kaipara.gvot.nz

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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, Maungaturoto.
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 vacancies.

Wanted!

Paparoa Tai Chi
Now is a good time for you to begin!
TUESDAYS
12.15-2.15 p.m. Paparoa War Memorial Hall

For more information contact Shirley, 4316408

LOCAL MIDWIFE

For next month’s Maungaturoto Matters
 Poems
 Artwork
 Local interest stories
 and other contributions from readers

VICKY MACDONALD

Submit to the editor at:
maungaturotomatters @gmail.com or
drop into the red box at Tony’s

027 294 1770

Phone:

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Maungaturoto Branch,
P O Box 142,
Maungaturoto 0547

Charities No. CC45470

Lest We Forget”

August / September 2011: Past and Future Events
Greetings to Everyone,
In pursuant of rule 15 (a) of the Maungaturoto
Memorial RSA, there will be an Annual General
Meeting (AGM) held in our Club Rooms on the
25th September 2011 for the purpose of
electing a President, a Vice President, a Welfare
Officer and members of the Executive
Committee. Nominations forms will be available
from the Clubrooms from the 14th August 2011
and nominations will close 1700 hrs on the 4th
September 2011.
Any member who wishes to submit a notice of
motion for this meeting needs to provide the
details in writing to the Secretary no later than
1700 hrs on the 4th September 2011. The
President will determine the time to be
allocated to each item in accordance with the
Fourth Schedule item 8 of our club rules. Items
to be raised during General Business need to be
passed in writing to the President prior to the
start of the meeting. Suitable times for each
item will be allocated by the President.
There are still some members who have not
renewed their subscriptions for the 2012 year.
Only fully financial members can attend the
AGM so contact me or Noel and renew your
membership.

You know, you do not have to be a Service
person to join our club; we welcome anybody
as an Associate Member. With that Membership, you get full access to the club for
scrumptious meals on Friday and Saturday
nights, access to a superb full sized slate
snooker table and refreshments at very
reasonable prices. If you would like to join our
club, just contact me on 09-4318547 or Noel
Smith on 09-4318962 or email us at
rsa@liqueurs.co.nz
Oktoberfest
Wikipedia states that “Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held
since 1810”. We of course would not be able to
follow the Bavarian culture, but will do our best
to create the right atmosphere.
So lock the date of the 29th October into your
diaries for an evening of fun and enjoyment at
the club. We will be limiting attendance to a
Maximum of 60 persons. More details etc to follow in the next issue.
Terry McCook
President

Women’s Section R.S.A 57th Birthday
Saturday the 6th August saw the Maungaturoto
Women’s Section RSA. celebrating their 57th
birthday at the R.S.A clubrooms. Over 60 ladies
from RSAs throughout Northland and Rodney —
even as far afield as Warkworth and Kaitaia —
attended the afternoon tea. After opening with
the Women’s Section Song and other general
business the ladies listened to the guest
speaker, Women’s Section National President
and Northland President, Angel Erstich. Angel
emphasised the importance of the work that the
Women’s Sections, throughout the country, do
in support of the RSAs and the community. She
congratulated Maungaturoto for reaching their
57th Birthday. Maungaturoto Memorial RSA
President Terry McCook was also present to

reinforce Angel’s speech and support to the
different attending Women’s Sections and the
Maungaturoto Women’s Section.
Patroness Gwen Roadley, with other founding
members Ailsa Tee, Trudy Beamish and Ida
Dunning, then cut the cake before the afternoon
tea was eaten. Special thanks must be given to
Richard and Donna Smeeton for their donation
to the event and to Caryl Smith for attending
and covering the event for the Kaipara Lifestyler, August 10, 2011.
New members are welcome. Contact President
June McLeod (09 4318-864) or Vice President
Sandy Winter (09 4318- 825) for more
information.

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AVON AVON AVON AVON
Gale Matheson
Your new representative for Maungaturoto

offering in-home demonstrations and free samples

MAKE YOUR OWN CHEESE!!
WORKSHOPS ARE ON AGAIN
IN KAIWAKA
One day Workshops

New brochures now available, giving exciting
introductions to new products and super savers

(Now almost “Famous” in the Region)

Remember the Try it, Love it or Your
money back guarantee

(other days by arrangement)

For a brochure, call or text Gale on 094314827 or
0274149576; or e-mail galematheson@gmail.com

IAN ROSS

CARPET LAYER
PHONE 09 431 6939
MOBILE 027 499 6413

Every Saturday!!!!!
Cost $ 125 - includes coffee and lunch
(Gouda-style cheese)
Half day workshop (no lunch) - $100
(Feta or Camembert style)
You will get:
 a certificate,
 a piece of cheese,
 printed workshop-notes
 and a good time.
Duration: 9.00 am to approx. 3.00 pm.
(Half day: 9.00 -12.30)
Bookings essential.
Email: clarijsam@xtra.co.nz or
Phone: Ad Clarijs on
09-4312234 or 021 2154495

THE CRUISER BAR
AND GRILL
Main Road Paparoa
Open Wednesday to Sunday, Five ‘til late
Inside and outside seating
Friendly Service and affordable meals
Fully licensed
Available for private functions
Phone 09 431 6918
Sample Menu
Steak
Seafood
Burgers

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JOTTINGS FROM THE OTAMATEA GREY POWER JULY MEETING
The July Meeting of Otamatea Grey Power was
held on the 27th in the Anglican Church Hall.

committee. The position of Speaker-seeker
has also yet to be filled.

After a brief introduction, we had a friendly,
informal meeting with a lot of points relating to
community comfort and convenience being
raised.

Following afternoon tea and some informal
chat, the meeting dispersed with most people
on their way home around 3pm.

The engine-braking problem has been referred
to the relevant authority and we are assured
that signs will be erected very soon.
There was a discussion on the rates and
various Council decisions and the possibility of
getting a local councillor to come and address
our meeting.
The position of Secretary has still not been
filled and if anyone is prepared to fill this
important office please contact someone on the

The August meeting will be on the 31st and the
September one on the 28th in the Anglican
Church Hall at 2.pm. We will continue to have
our meetings on the last Wednesday of the
month in the Church Hall at 2pm.
An invitation is extended to all over 50 year
olds to come and join us in this friendly
gathering.

Thanks,
Joan

LINKING HANDS
We all went and bought gloves at Linking
Hands: our steering wheels were freezing. We
hope you all coped with that cold weather and
that now we can look forward to spring.
As you have probably noticed we have a new
department in our office. It’s called
Northable. This is a company that works from
Whangarei and has all sorts of things to offer
people with disabilities. Northable has provided
Linking Hands with a new computer that gives
us access to their own information and details.
Skype is also available for use by the public.
Anyone wanting to make contact with their
office can do so from this computer. For those
who don’t know about such things, Skype
allows you not only to talk to someone direct,
but also to see them on the screen and be seen
— isn’t that clever! There is an ad on page 6
about their services, so have a look at it. If you
need information regarding any equipment or
service for a disability — and that also means
help for the elderly — then come in and have a
look at it.
We also have another surprise for you: a free
community wheelchair! This was given to
us, and is available for anyone in our community that needs it. This includes, for example,
to help with a visiting friend or relative who has
limited mobility. It will be free — though if you
wish, of course, a donation is always welcome.
You need to book it with us, telling us the time
it is needed for. We are very excited to be able
to offer you this new to our communities.
Now a reminder about our other services.

We have special needs outings for the elderly
on the 3rd Thursday of every month. It’s a
mystery trip. We would like to urge you to
phone us to book a seat as it’s harder for us to
ring around. The next trip is 15th September so
give us a call on 09 4318969 if you want to go.
We still have those FAB outings for a family
that just needs a break and to spend some time
together. If you know someone that could do
with this special family outing, give us a call.
We are very busy with our secondhand books
and find that they are turning over quite regularly. There are some great authors to choose
from. So keep on coming in with those books:
they are helping us pay the rent!
The computers, of course, are still going
strong, and we can also help with any other
office need you might have: copying, laminating, and, now, our new Northable computer
with all sorts of new information. We also have
Fundview for those of you needing to know
about funding groups, where to go, how to get
money, etc.
Last but not least, our main business — which
is the health shuttle service. This is for anyone who needs to get to any medical appointment. Just give us a call and tell us your need
and we take it from there. You can also look at
our website: www.linkinghands@co.nz. Or call
us about any information you need.
Have a great month.
Regards
Maureen Davis.

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Phone 027 4784 838
JENNY'S RURAL
CLEANING SERVICES
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 basis
or those one off jobs.
Rented & Holiday Homes.
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Maungaturoto Primary School Mahuru

2011

email: office@maungaturoto.schoolzone.net.nz Phone: 4318 106 Fax: 4318 109
Kia Ora, Hello, Talofa ! Fakalofa lahi atu !
Malo e lelei ! Kia orana !
Greetings everyone.
Future Dates
Fri 2nd Sept
Wed 7th Sept
Tues 13th Sept
Fri 16th Sept
Fri 23rd Sept
Mon 26th Sept
Fri 30th Sept
Fri 7th Oct
Tue 25th Oct
Fri 28th Oct
Sat 29th Oct
Wed 14th Dec

Councillors Wacky Hair Day
Support Staff paid union
meeting
BOT meeting 5:30pm
staffroom
Pie Friday
Northland Cross Country
Mobile Ear clinic outside
Real Estate Agents 8:30am3:30pm
PTA Disco
Term 3 Ends
Term 4 Begins
Pet Day
PTA Fun Run/Walk
Term 4 Ends
Dental Clinic

The dental nurses will be opening in Waipu from
the 23rd August. Phone number to be advised.
Message from the Principal
On behalf of my family, I would like to thank
you all for your support and kindness since our
arrival in this wonderful town, Maungaturoto.
The Powhiri at the beginning of the term was a
fantastic way to start and the children should
be proud of their efforts – their singing was
beautiful!
Once again thanks for the warm welcome. I
look forward to getting to know more of you
during the coming weeks. Feel free to pop in for
a chat at any stage.
With the change in weather will come the usual
sniffles, colds and flu. If your child is unwell,
please remember to keep them at home until
they are better. This is for two reasons: one is
to make sure that they have the best chance of
a speedy and full recovery in order to return to
school and be fully focused on their learning;
the other is to make sure contagious bugs
aren’t spread around.
Coffee and Chat mornings will be held 2 or 3
times throughout each term. This provides us
with an opportunity to present and share
information with you about our teaching and
learning programmes and also any future
developments that we may be planning to work

towards. Please see school newsletters or check
at the office for future Coffee & Chat Morning
dates.
WRITING FROM ROOM 4 YEAR 4
That was jazz
Remember a time when guitars soft cords
enchanted everyone it met
When sweet notes spewed from the keyboard
and echoed through the air
Remember when the saxophone sang
out and grabbed people’s attention
When the drums stomped up the stage
and moaned non stop
When the trombone roared like an angry lion
That was Jazz
By Alice Paton
Soft golden sounds and voices hypnotise me
within the breathtaking jazz music.
Shivering tambourines delight my teachers with
pure notes.
Music entertains us as we secretly
take back memories in our heads
Haunted voices move to the golden beats
By Tanisha Batten
Matakohe Museum Trip
Thanks to the parents, grandparents, and other
family members who attended our Year 4–6 trip
to Matakohe Museum last Friday. The children
had a wonderful time. Your help on the day was
greatly appreciated.
Big Day Out
Congratulations to the Year 3/4 Rippa Team for
making the semi finals of the Rippa Kerikeri
Tournament last Thursday. You played like
champions: well done.
A very special thank you to Karen Hodgson,
Brigette Musgrave, Wayne Linton, Mr A and Mr
Bell for driving the children to Kerikeri, and for
spending the day vocally supporting the team.
LIBRARY
Wanted!!! Old or new chess boards and pieces
to add to our games/puzzles selection that is
available at lunchtimes in the library. If anyone
has any other puzzles or games suitable for the
children and would like to donate them to the
library that would be greatly appreciated.

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Otamatea High School
Opens its Doors
An exciting, interactive Open Day was held at
Otamatea High School on Friday 19 August.
Starting at 9.45am students from Waipu,
Mangawhai, Kaiwaka, Maungaturoto and Paparoa
schools, along with students from other areas, were
welcomed by the Kapa Haka group and school
Principal with a whakatau, then, after being divided
into groups, went on an interactive journey through
the school.
Highlights for most students (and their parents
too!) were decorating cupcakes in the Food
Technology room and the creation of a painting
which followed the ideas of Jackson Pollock – an
American abstract expressionist painter. Other
hands-on activities were provided by each of the
Learning Areas in the school, including Physical
Education, Music, Maori, Computing.
Students also visited the Learning Centre, Science
labs and other classes where they had other
activities to take part in.
The feedback from both students and parents was
extremely positive.
At interval, students and parents came back to the
Hall where they were entertained by senior
Performing Arts students who danced ‘The Pike
River Dance’, choreographed by Level 3 Dance
student Tui Hofman, and Nic Hamblin who played
guitar for Brittany Brown, who sang ‘Shade’.
The students were able to look at all the displays in
the Hall which included ones for Careers,
Mathematics, Technology and Aviation Academy, to
name but a few.
After completing the second part of the tour the
students were farewelled and returned to their
respective schools with the sausage ‘butty’.
New enrolments
We are taking enrolments now for the 2012 school
year and parents who are interested in doing this
should contact the school on 0800 682 628 or 09
431 8230. We are visiting schools on the following
dates to carry out enrolments:
Kaiwaka School

Wednesday 14th September

Waipu School

Wednesday 21st September

Paparoa School

Tuesday 4th October

Maungaturoto School

Monday 7th November
Tuesday 8th November

Mangawhai Beach School

Thursday 10th November

Parents who live outside of these areas can contact
Nikki Donaldson at Otamatea High School to make
an interview appointment.

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MAUNGATUROTO PLAYCENTRE NEWS
All the kids and parents have settled into the
new term and so far we’ve had a trip to the
Kaiwaka gym, where the kids enjoyed going
around a circuit of various gym equipment. We
have also had a disco, which everyone enjoyed,
and although the kids got to bed a little later
that night — following a nice dinner, dessert
and some disco dancing — we all think they did
really well. It was perfect full moon weather,
and the kids loved running around underneath
the stars, after having a break from dancing.
Our cake stall went really well, so thank you to
all who supported it!! We hope you enjoyed
our baking. A special thank you to 4 Square for
the ingredients they so kindly donated to us.
Please remember, we appreciate any empty
printer toner cartridges for recycling and thank
you for the ones you have already returned.
You can either drop them off at Playcentre
during our session times, noted below, or at
Fergus Appliance Spot.

There are always planned session activities for
the kids as well as standard activities including
painting, waterplay, dressups, science, puzzles,
sandpit playing etc. There is, therefore, something to suit every child.
We would love to have new kids and parents
join, so come and see what Playcentre is all
about.
Times and costs are as follows:
General sessions are Mondays and Fridays
9.30am – 12.30pm, with an extended session
on Wednesdays 9.30am – 12.30am for 3½+
year olds.
Cost per term is $20 for 1 child over 2yrs or
$25 for 2 or more children over 2yrs – under
2’s are free.
Your first three visits are free!
Phone: 431-8517.

MAUNGATUROTO GARDEN CLUB
August meeting

Garden notes for September
th

Garden Club members met on 17 August at
the Centennial Hall for our mid-winter meeting,
with many colourful competition entries and
evidence of hard work in the vegetable garden.
Our speaker was Gordon Hosking who gave a
wonderfully entertaining talk about ‘Project
Crimson’, which is a 10–20 year project for the
protection and regeneration of the large
number of Pohutukawa trees which have been
decimated by possums in many parts of the
country. He was pleased to report that possum
control over the years has helped to regenerate
many Pohutukawa.
Also he spoke about a new project partnered by
The Tindall Foundation, Project Crimson, DOC
and Meridian which will be occurring in September and October 2011. This will include planting of thousands of native trees in selected
public locations throughout New Zealand to
honour 17 of our Rugby Legends, all in time for
the Rugby World Cup.
Our next meeting is at 12.30 p.m. on 21st
September, at Carolyn Van Pelt’s home, with
the usual competitions and the theme of
‘Collection of Grasses’ for the monthly decorative arrangement.

Growth will be rapid in the garden this month
as buds, flowers, bulbs and seeds are sprouting. However, be aware of any late frosts.
Here, therefore, are a few tips for the month.
 Finish tree and shrub planting.
 Spray peaches to prevent brown rot. Also
spray apple trees or hang pheromone traps
in the branches.
 There will be new season’s growth on citrus
– new leaves and flower buds appearing.
Apply citrus fertilizer around the base of the
trees.
 Plant potatoes, parsnips, leeks, cabbages,
cauliflowers and lettuces. You can think
about planning the summer garden.
 Fertilise cinerarias and dust with derris dust
to stop caterpillars having a feast of the
leaves.
 Roses will be well advanced with new shoots.
Apply mulch to the base of all bushes along
with rose fertilizer.
And don’t forget, new members are, of course,
welcome!

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Submission arrangements for
articles and advertisements
Contributions may be submitted:
1. by email to the editor at maungaturotomatters@gmail.com;
2. by post to the editor at 266A Gorge Road,
Maungaturoto, 0588 Northland;
3. via the drop-box in Tony’s Lotto Shop, Hurndall Street, Maungaturoto

ARTICLES
We encourage submission of material for publication in the Maungaturoto Matters. Three
types of contribution are especially welcome:
1. Announcements about forthcoming events
of public interest. These should ideally
provide information on the title/name of
the event; the name(s) of the organisers;
the date/time of the event; the intended
audience (i.e. who should attend); the
location; contact details; entry fees/
charges and deadlines for any entries
(where applicable).
2. Reports of meetings or events — including
not only reports from local organisations
but also sports reports, reviews of concerts or plays, and descriptions of social
events. Please make these as interesting
as possible to the readership by: providing
some context to the event (why, where,
when); describing what went on at the
event; highlighting any important decisions or outcomes; avoiding ‘official’ or
bureaucratic language; providing good
quality photographs where relevant.
3. Articles and creative materials, such as
short stories about local experiences, interesting sightings or happenings, poems,
riddles and pieces of artwork. In general,
these should be no more than 400 words
in length (to fit a single column in the
Matters). Artwork or photographs should
reproduce clearly in black and white.

Adverts
Rates for adverts are shown on page 43.
Adverts should be provided in a form that will
reproduce clearly in black and white at the
desired size. Many require editing to make
them suitable. Advertisers are therefore encourage to provide copy in the form of:
 Word documents or
 Powerpoint presentations
Where necessary, hard copy materials can be
scanned. These, however, need to be good
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Materials submitted to the Matters should always be
clearly labelled with a unique file/document name
(title of the event, name of advertiser—NOT just
Maungoturoto Matters or the month!). Poorly
labelled materials may get lost!
Please also ensure that you provide full contact details including an email address and telephone number.
For adverts, ensure that you clearly specify the required size, start date and end date for the advert,
and planned payment method. A proforma is available for this purpose. Without this information, adverts cannot be accepted.

Maungaturo Residents Survey—
Preliminary Results
Back in July, the Maungaturoto Residents Association ran a survey of residents, to obtain their
views on what they liked and disliked about the
town, and what changes they would like to see.
In total, 94 responses were obtained. The results have now been compiled and a summary
will be given at the Maungaturoto Residents Association Meeting on the 7th September at the
Primary School, at 7.30pm. So if you want to
see the results and contribute to the discussion
about what they mean, please come along.
On the cover of this edition of Maungaturoto
Matters is a word cloud summarising answers to
the question: what do you like best about living
in Maungaturoto? Looking at that, we can see
that some of the things we hold most dear are
the character of the people and community, and
its schools. (Interestingly, though, some of
these same issues are also listed amongst those
that we least like — suggesting that the town
currently serves the needs of only part of its
community.)
The following pages present some more, preliminary results, in the form of graphs and a
short interpretation. You will see that people
are generally happy with the town, and some
things —such as the emergency services — receive consistent praise. But there are also
things that we’d like to improve. We’re not entirely happy, for example, about the availability
of some types of shop, nor about cultural and
leisure facilities. And the visual appearance of
the town comes in for some criticism.
Further results will be given in the next issue of
Maungaturoto Matters. Meanwhile, if you want
to comment on what you’ve seen so far, please
send your thoughts to the editor via
maungaturotomatters@gmail.com, and I’ll
collate some of the feedback for the next issue.

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Maungaturoto Residents Survey — Some Preliminary Results
Note: Graphs on this page show the number of
people in each category. Total responses = 94.
Numbers presented exclude ‘don’t knows’.

Emergency and health services
In general we are very happy with
local emergency services, with an
average score 7½/10. But health
provision receives a less favourable
response – especially the lack of
dental services.

Key to graphs
Good

Fair

Not available

Poor

Emergency and health services
Dental
Medical
Ambulance
Fire
Police
0

Community facilities
Overall we are satisfied with our
community facilities, which we give
7/10. Sports facilities, the new
walkway, the playground and the
community hall are all seen as being
good. But we are much less satisfied
with cultural and leisure facilities –
and the skatepark gets rather poor
rating.

20

60

80

100

Community facilities
Leisure facilities
Cultural facilities
Sporting facilities
Walkway
Community hall
Skatepark
Library
Playground
0

Shopping facilities and services
We think our shopping facilities
are a bit of a mixed bunch. The
pharmacy and petrol stations get
good scores, and the cafes, auto services, groceries and hardware are
rated OK. But clothing and childcare outlets are seen to be lacking.
Banking, legal and financial services
are also generally thought to be inadequate. The overall score is 6/10.
Perhaps as a result, 75% of us do
most of our shopping elsewhere.

40

20

40

60

80

100

Shopping facilities and services
Financial
Legal
Banking
Houseware
Pharmacy
Petrol station
Café/restaurant
Hardware
Automotive
Clothing
Child care
Groceries

0

20

40

60

80

100

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This page shows responses relating to questions about what we like least about Maungaturoto,
about local issues, about the Christmas Parade, and the Maungaturoto Residents Association.
What do you least like about
Maungaturoto?
The things we don’t like are very
varied: they range from the people to
the soil! Those most often cited (by
about 20% or more of us) are community attitudes, access to medical
services and supermarkets, the
appearance of the town, its isolation
and the availability of leisure
facilities.

Local issues
We are generally happy with the
number of events that are put on
locally for us and our families.
Rubbish is seen as a problem by only
a minority of people. But we are not
at all happy with the appearance of
our streets (especially the high
street) – which we think needs to be
improved.

Christmas Parade
The Christmas Parade is a favourite
for many, and gets a good overall
score. There’s quite a range of
opinions, though, about what time of
day it should be – just to show that
you can’t please everyone all the
time!

Local
issues
Local
events
Events

Rubbish
Appearance
of streets
0
30
30
Negative Positive

60

Don't
know

60

Christmas parade

Good
Poor

Fair

Residents Association
About half of us know about the
Maungaturoto Residents Association,
but only a third know what they do,
or wish to be notified of meetings.
The good news, though, is that almost everyone approves of the vision
they have for the town (see inset at
bottom of page 2).

Approve of vision
Notif y about meetings
Aw are w hat they do
Know about
0

20

40

60

80

Percent of respondents

100

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MAUNGATUROTO PANELBEATERS
HURNDALL STREET

EXCELLENT SERVICE

CONTACT: Terry
Phone Business Hours: (09) 431 8545
After Hours: (09) 431 8547

Telephone: 09 431 4999

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WORDPLAY
Answers appear on page 41.

Palindromes
A palindrome is a word that is the same when
written forwards or backwards: for example,
‘PUP’ or ‘NOON’.
The answer to all the following clues are palindromes:
1. A time of day
2. Flat
3. A device for measuring distance
4. A type of canoe
5. A machine for cultivating the garden

Homonyms
Homonyms are words that are spelt differently,
but sound the same, and have different meanings:
for example: ‘sea’ and ‘see’, or ‘tale’ and ‘tail’.
What are the following pairs of homonyms?
1. A female deer, and a mixture of flour and
liquid used for baking
2. To rule, and a form of precipitation
3. To see, and a location
4. Something that is hunted, and to beseech
a deity
5. Private, and separate

Beat the editor!
Missing animals
Each of the following can be turned into a different word by adding the name of an animal. What
are the animals?
1. ___________ A B L E
2. H A N G ____________
3. ________ K I N
4. M E D A L __________
5. A D A M _________

Christian Comment
The world has had a large dollop of bad news
in the last 12 months:


The Japanese tsunami, with resulting loss of
life, property damage, and ongoing problems with the nuclear power station.



Floods and fires in Australia



The Pike River mine disaster



The Christchurch earthquake and aftershocks



Civil war in several Middle East countries
with much loss of life



Severe drought in parts of Africa.



Norwegian massacre

As well as the above, a number of democratic
nations have gone broke, and others are teetering on the brink. At the time of writing,
Greece, Portugal, and Ireland are virtually
broke. Spain and Italy are teetering, the United
Kingdom has a large debt burden, and the
United States was in a position to default on its
payments unless Congress passed a law to
raise its legal debt ceiling.
How have the democracies got into such financial trouble? A schoolboy could work it out. If

How many words can you make out of the following?
M A T T E R S
Words should use each letter only once, must
have at least 3 letters, must not be real names
(e.g. of people, places) or abbreviations (so ‘stats’
does not count) and should not be rude!
Editor’s target: 63 words (though there may be
more!).

you keep spending more than you are earning,
and make up the deficit by continual borrowing, there has to come a time when your finances are no longer viable. The problem can
be solved by getting expenditure in balance
with income.
We all have a debt problem with God that was
far more costly to fix. All have sinned and
come short of God’s standards. Whenever we
sin, we cause hurt to someone else, and God
says the wages of sin is death (eternal separation from Him in hell).
This impossible debt of sin would cost us our
eternal life in heaven: we all need help. Because God loves us (not our sin), Jesus Christ,
God’s only Son, came and paid the debt of our
sin with His death on the cross. God raised Him
from the dead on the third day, so that all who
repent of sin, and receive Jesus as Lord, are
granted forgiveness (because He’s paid the sin
debt) and receive the gift of eternal life.
It was mainly Germany that, at least temporarily, helped Greece out of their financial debt
disaster. It is the Lord Jesus Christ who will
save from eternal death all who put their trust
in Him. This is the good news that God sends
to all mankind.
Peter Cullen, Congregational Church Elder

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You Can Hire …
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At Maungaturoto
Auto Centre
Kids!
(and others)
Know any good
 riddles,
 word games,
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Submit them to the editor and I’ll put the
best ones in next month’s Wordplay!

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CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT

___________________________________
123 Hurndall Street
Maungaturoto
_________________________________________
Phone: (09) 431 8733
Fax:
(09) 431 8736
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Zonta Trivial Pursuit
The Zonta Club of Mangawhai hosted a wildly
successful Trivial Pursuit evening on Thursday
11th August.
Tables were completely booked out well ahead,
and many of the capacity
crowd at The Club dressed to
impress following the nautical
theme. The Royal Navy and a
generous attendance of
Pirates dominated the stakes
in the imaginative and
humorous competition for
Best Dressed Team.

The lavish Top Team prize went to ‘The Village
People’ under Captain Maureen Skinner, with
‘The Causeway Crew’ under Captain Bryan
Clark as runner-up in a close competition.
Both won big baskets of tasty delicacies, mostly
locally produced.

Club President Liz Holsted says
“The $2000 raised is specifically earmarked to carry
forward our annual Spirit of
Adventure Scholarship for a
young local woman. With
applications closing for this
year on September 10th, we
These two equal prizes were
are delighted to be receiving
won by Maura and Peter
applications from women of
Flower’s ‘Royal Navy’ team,
such high calibre. We have
and by Viv Massey and
had such generous support
The Village People collect their
friends ‘The Nautilusts’, an
from our community and such
all-woman team of superior skill. ‘The Royal
overwhelming enthusiasm from our 150 guests
Navy’s prize was a stack of books for reading
that another Trivial Pursuit evening is definitely
when they are all at sea, and ‘The Nautilusts ‘
on our calendar for 2012.”
took home a beautiful basket of sparkling acFor further information about Zonta or scholarcessories donated by Buy the Way Boutique, of
ship applications please phone Liz on (09) 431
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Matakohe Music Makers
Matakohe Music Makers had the most wonderful
evening at the Cruiser Bar and Grill Paparoa on
August 9th. We had a Country theme. The
resident band was ‘Highly Strung’, which is
made up of Mark on guitar, Cindy on fiddle,
John on banjitar (nickname for the banjoguitar), and Brent on his mandolin. What an
awesome performance from all!
Amongst the other performers were Dennise
Brownlee's group of ukelele players, with some
of them making their debut for the first time
with their ukes. Laurie Walker, our resident
drummer, made a wonderful impression, along
with Alistair Taylor on Bass. Then there was
Caroline Wessell with her piano. Such fun and
laughter was had by all!
For the next Matakohe Music Makers we will

This month’s recipe: Pumpkin soup
2 large onions
clove crushed garlic
1 tablespoonful olive oil
4 cut and peeled pumpkin pieces (not Halloween
pumpkin but any of the dry, firm pumpkin or squash
types e.g. butternut, buttercup, whanga crown, ironbark etc.)
1 teaspoonful beef or vegetable stock powder
1/4 teaspoonful nutmeg

behaving a theme night: this time a Celtic
night, either Irish or Scotty, with a ‘best
‘dressed’ prize and the music to match. We will
be running a raffle as well: $2 entry per person.
Laurie and Maria Ellis are the most wonderful
hosts. They provide us with a warm ambience,
second to none.
This is community based and everyone is welcome to come along and play, or just listen or
sing a song. So we hope to see you there on:
Tuesday September 13th
For contact you may email on:
matakohemusicmakers@gmail.com
or phone either Jim or Sharon on 094316772.
Yours in music,
Jim and Sharon
1 teaspoonful salt
1/4 teaspoonful white pepper
water to cover
Peel and chop onions. Gently cook with garlic in oil
until soft. Add pumpkin pieces and remaining ingredients. Boil for 30 minutes until soft.
Blend until creamy in food processor. Thin if necessary with water, milk or cream. Adjust seasonings if
necessary. Serve piping hot (but do not boil if
thinned with dairy products) with crusty bread.

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News from the Otamatea Repertory Theatre
Thanks to everybody who helped
to make “ANNIE” a great success!
“Annie” was a very popular show with great
patronage throughout the season. Everybody
from cast, stage crew and front of house support played their part admirably and ORT
wishes to thank you all.
The paintings in the theatre foyer were a result
of a competition run before the show and congratulations to Jack James from Waipu, who
came out the winner, and to the two runners
up, Alyssa Matthews and Adriana Stolwerk.

“U ORT 2 B a

”.

Congratulations to all participants and to those
who accomplished something successful at the
Saturday concert, where the three finalists were
chosen by the audience were:
 Molly Curnow, who came out the winner.
 Chris Turner and Calin Goodfellow, who
were judged worthy runners-up.

Northland Performing Arts

Auditions

Don’t forget to support our members who are
participating in the Northland Performing Arts
competitions in September 9, 10 & 11 at Forum
North in Whangarei. Many of these competitors
are from Maungaturoto, so how about going
along and showing some encouragement in
their endeavours.

Auditions for the end of year pantomime will be
held at the theatre on Saturday September 3
from 10.00am.

Annual General Meeting

And as one show comes to its conclusion
another one starts!

The show will be on stage November 18, 19,
25, 26, 27 and December 2, 3 and 4. Should
you wish to audition for this, please ensure you
will be available for rehearsals and all shows.
For further information contact Peter Flower or
any committee member.
It looks like we will be going west with Romeo
and Juliet this year and by all accounts, should
be great fun!

50th Anniversary
Keep in touch with the committee for the 50th
celebrations in February 2012. These are to be
held on February 3, 4 and 5, which is over the
Waitangi Weekend.
Please contact Dennise Brownlie and Brian Dent
for up-to-date information.

This month’s quote
Either write something worth
reading or do something worth
writing.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

The Otamatea Repertory Theatre Annual General meeting will be held at the theatre on
Thursday October 20th at 7.30pm.
ORT is continuing to develop and it is essential
that we have an active committee who will take
it to the next level. So come along and show
your support.
The current committee members are:
President: Peter Matheson
Secretary: Fran Gouge
Treasurer: Maura Flower
Brian Dent
Nat Curnow
Peter Flower (VP)
Dennise Brownlie (VP)
Ian Sturt

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Arty Farties Inc
Good morning to September and to you all from
Arty Farties.
I imagine you are all pleased to be over the
worst of winter and that spring is on its way at
last. We are looking forward to our garden
vegetables growing, and better weather for our
North Tec gardening course students.
We have just started our next course with 16
students learning to grow orchards and to landscape gardens. This is a very exciting course,
as fruit-growing is so very important to our
health and means that we will be able to provide the community with fruit from the trees
once they have been established.
We have an exciting announcement: we are
doing so well from our little stall, selling flower
and veg plants along with any fruit or veg that
has been donated, that we are able to spend
some of the money on buying fruit for our local
food bank groups.
Confused…? Well its quite simple really: we
grow seedlings of various types and sell some
of them at our roadside stall at Paparoa Arty
Farties. The public buy them with a gold coin
donation and we spend that money directly
back into more seedlings …plus fresh fruit for
the community. Many thanks to those people
that donate to this cause
This is what our community garden is all about.
Its about giving back to you in the community.
And once the vegetables are growing we will be
providing those to you as well.
We want to list the groups that will be provided
with this food so that you in the community will
know where to go to get it.
In Maungaturoto, food bank groups are: Linking Hands, Homebuilders, Arataki Ministries.

In Paparoa, the group is Rose Plunkett.
We have started with buying the fruit but can
only do this as long as the donations keep coming in. We hope to be able to provide on a
weekly basis, but just check in with these
groups to see what is available at that time. We
wish to say thank you to all those that are supporting this project.
We have started a craze: patchwork quilting.
We have a Tuesday course every week and
again on Sunday afternoons. This has become
very popular, and we have quite a number of
ladies going flat-out making quilts for all the
family. This is great fun and a great place to be
for a social outing as well as a creative one… so
come along and have a look at what is happening. We also run art/craft groups on other days
so give Arty Farties a call and find out when the
next class will be and what they are doing. Just
ring 09 431 6655.
Another first for Arty Farties is setting up a
class for special needs people. This will be running monthly. The students are looking to do
bead-making and mosaics. We are delighted to
be able to help bring the creative arts to all
people that want to give it a go, so if you are
interested in anything give our manager a call
and discuss with her what you would like to do:
we’ll give it a try. The number again is 09 431
6655.
The most important notice is that our summer
markets are starting up again on Labour weekend, so we are looking forward to seeing you all
back at the markets.
Have a great month.

Regards Maureen.

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James Patterson: Private London
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Maungaturoto Country Club
SPORTS - SOCIAL - CONFERENCE CENTRE
PO Box 81 Bickerstaffe Rd Maungaturoto 0547 T 09 4318 326 F 09 4318 324

Calling everyone in the community . . .
Can you spare a few hours to help Maungaturoto and Kaipara?

Kaiwaka Hall - Northland 2011 Welcome Centre
RWC fans heading north will be able to drop in to Kaiwaka Hall to find out about Northland
from tourism operators and tourist attractions, e.g. The Kauri Museum, which will have
exhibits there.
A Kaipara stand will share the joys of heading north via State Highway 12 and will represent:
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Kauri Coast Tourism Trust - info about attractions in Kaipara
Realtown Maungaturoto Residents’ Association
Sunshine Organics
Dreams (Jan Schimanski’s new shop opens in September)
Bee Jay’s Café
Conrad’s Country Retreat - bed & breakfast
Maungaturoto Country Club - parking for campervans for only $5 a night

Kaiwaka Hall has been painted red for the tournament and will be open daily from 8am to 6pm.

Thursday 1 Sept to Wednesday 26 Oct.
If you can help staff the exhibit - even for a few hours - please email
rae@farmside.co.nz, phone 4318 266 or tell the staff at BeeJays Cafe.
Please make it easy for our team - and put your name forward to help.
Any contribution is a valuable contribution.
Contact Details for Affiliated Clubs
BOWLS
REPERTORY
MOTORCROSS
RUGBY – JNR
RUGBY – SNR

Margaret Powell
Maura Flower
Scott Parker
Heather Lupton
Kevin Robinson

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4316 640
4315 479
4318 565
4318 280

SQUASH

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Kenny Finlayson
4318 599
TOUCH RUGBY Rhonda Slimo
4318 564
O.H.S
Deborah Cornhill-Davis
EQUESTRIAN Sue Bragg
4319 025

The Country Club - left hand side, Bickerstaffe Rd, before the high
school - is open from 6pm - Thursday and Friday.

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Hawks confirm their place in the
Premiership
Otamatea Hawks 76

Pipiwai 0

Relegation Match, Saturday 20th August

THE PAINT IT RED 2011 CAMPAIGN
As you are probably aware, Kaiwaka is hosting a
Welcome Centre to coincide with the Rugby World
Cup in September. The Council is keen to promote
the ‘Paint it Red’ theme around the towns on the
Twin Coast Discovery route to celebrate the biggest tournament NZ has ever hosted.
Did you know that every team Northland is hosting
has the colour red in its team colours? Everyone can
get involved by showing your support for our visiting
teams and their supporters as we Paint It Red
2011.
Businesses, schools, workplaces and the wider
Northland community are being asked to Paint It
Red to show our support for Canada, Japan and
Tonga.

Businesses are also encouraged to create their
own ‘red’ displays to complement the campaign.
Visit www.northland2011.com for more information on how to become involved and ideas on what
you can do.

PAPAROA GOLF CLUB
Paparoa Golf Club is open all the
year around.
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 or Golden
Stairs Rd onto Paparoa-Oakleigh Rd
Contact us on:
09 431 8585 or 09 431 8597

The Otamatea Hawks finished the season on a
high note, demolishing 2nd Division Winners
Pipiwai in the Northland Premiers relegation
match on Saturday.
After being dealt a few spankings this season,
it was Otamatea’s turn to be the ones dishing
out the punishment this time. The superior
pace, organisation and fitness of the Hawk’s
confirmed the large rift that exists between the
two divisions.
In picture perfect conditions, it quickly became
apparent that the ability of Otamatea to move
the ball would out-class the sluggish Pipiwai
pack. Toby Phillips marshalled play well from
number 10, passing accurate long-balls that
were swallowed up by a backline eager to run.
John-Luke Whitehead was devastating all day
with ball-in-hand, supported well by strong
running centres Tommy King and Lincoln Phillips. All four crossed the line, with Whitehead
and Phillips both scoring hat-tricks.
Further tries came after a charge down to
Dean Kingi, and after a fumble to Michael
Robinson, while Captain Siosi Tuatao was on
hand to take the last pass of a sweeping
attack.
A strong defensive effort kept the visitors
scoreless and highlighted the improvements
this team has made in all facets of the game
this year. No. 8, Adam Exler, was named
Player of the day for his strong defence. In
the end this was a game dominated by a fullstrength Hawks team from start to finish.
With a place in the Premier division now
confirmed, the Hawks coaches and management can look forward with optimism to
continuing the improvements made this
season.
Congratulations to the players for their efforts
and achievements this year. Thanks also again
to the sponsors, coaches and management for
making it happen, and most importantly the
supporters.

Bring on 2012!
TK

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Maungaturoto Bowling Club News
Well, we have come to the end of another very
successful winter tournament. The weather has
been very kind to us with only one day in
twelve weeks lost to rain.
Winners for the last 4 weeks
 Week 9: Ken Westlake, Warren Seque,
Brian Franklin
 Week 10: Willie Wintle, Helen Hawkins,
Shirley Devries
 Week 11: Gerry Mulligan, Wayne Williams,
Phillip Wintle
 Week 12: Kevin Robinson, Diane Lawrence, Helen Neville
Overall results
Joint overall winners after 12 weeks, and winners of $500.00 travel voucher each, sponsored
by Whangarei House of Travel, were:
 Ken Westlake
 Warren Seque
 Brian Franklin

Mrs Connie McMurchy, long-time player and
supporter of bowls, who presented the prizes at
the annual prize-giving

each with 36.5 wins, 238 ends and 514 points.
Other places were:
 4th: Len Lawrence (35.5 wins, 235 ends,
492 points)
 5th: Ron McCallum (35 wins, 246 ends,
510 points)
 6/7th: John & Kris Wintle (34.5 wins, 233
ends, 490 points).
The total number of players was 163, from 14
different clubs.
The last two winners of the Whangarei House of
Travel $300.00 vouchers were:
 Albie Paton, Maungaturoto
 Ken Westlake, Maungaturoto.
Maungaturoto Bowling Club would like to thank
all of our sponsors and hard working volunteers
for helping to make this tournament happen,
we could not do it without you.

Prize giving
We have just had our prize giving. It was a
pleasure and privilege to have a vey special
lady, Mrs Connie McMurchy, to present the
prizes. Connie has been a life member of the
club for 32 years; she was also Past President
of our club and Past President of Northland Ladies in 1974/85. She has been a coach since
the 1980s of Maungaturoto and of Whangarei
Ladies Bowling Club, now Kensington, until 10
years ago. She won her first title, The First
Year Singles, in 1969/70; in fact I don’t think
there is a trophy in our club that does not have
Connie’s name on it. We owe such a lot to very
special people like Connie who give so much of
their time to make a club work. Thanks Connie
and happy bowling.
Congratulations to all the prize winners.

1st Adam Booth, Phillip Wintle, Willie Wintle

The Opening Day for the new season is
Saturday September 10 at 1pm. All visitors
welcome, so come along and give it a try. We
have bowls you can use; all you need is softsoled shoes for a great afternoon’s fun. So see
you there!

2nd Kevin Robinson, Diane Lawrence, Ray Bell

New members are also heartily welcome.

Tigerturf Tournament, July 20th

3rd Graham Brocklesby, Julie & Ron Riddle.

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RODNEY/OTAMATEA TANIWHA CUP 2011
The tournament seems like a life time
ago now, and my apologies for updating
the community a little late. It’s very
hard to put into words an experience
that we will each, from the children
through to the parents, hold with us for
a lifetime. We had a week away with a
team of children and parents staying at
Karapoina Marae in Awanui. This started
as a trip with associates and team
members and ended as a week of
wonderful memories with our Taniwha
Whanau. From rugby, to swimming to
movies to games, laughter, songs and
music, this was one of the most memorable times of my life. On the rugby
front, it was disappointing to come away
with no wins. Often the scores of games
did not reflect the skill, effort and passion put in
by our players. But there are always winners
and losers. Unfortunately for us, this was not to
be our year. However, just to indicate the skill
we had in our team, the Northland Roller Mills
selectors chose Kharnse Namana, Nathaniel
Taylor, Arapeta Barlow, Jaydon Connolly, Rangi
Walker and Jivan Melville for trials of the Northland Team. We are very proud of our team and
in particular Kharnse, Nathaniel, Jaydon and
Jivan for making the Northland Roller Mills team
following the trial.
Initially I wanted to name everyone who
supported our team through donations, grants,
time etc. I am happy to say that the support we
received from the Rodney/Otamatea District
was overwhelming and so greatly appreciated.
(Un)fortunately there are way too many

businesses and people to thank in one
go. So to all of you who pitched in in
some way, thank you on behalf of the
management and children.
Last Monday we held our prize-giving for
the team. Each player received a photo
disc of moments captured during the
week. Prizes were given to those who
sold the most raffle tickets and of course
our tournament award winners. Big congratulations to:
 Best back: Rhys Shadbolt
 Best forward: Rangi Walker
 Most improved player: Sonny
Nathan
 Player of the Tournament: Joseph Perrett
Each of these players stood out during the tournament. All players received a framed photograph of themselves in action during one of the
games, and a trophy which they can keep,
while Joseph was gifted a Taonga as part of his
prize. All team players, and in particular the
award winners and selected Northland Players,
can hold their heads high. We are very proud of
you all.
Our raffle winners for the half beasts were Ash
Cullen and Rose Cave of Maungaturoto, and the
gift basket went to Jo J. The half beast raffle
was drawn by management of the Manganui
Rugby Club/Taniwha Tournament in Taipa, so it
was wonderful to have both prizes come back
to the community.

International Rally of Whangarei
Last month, Maungaturoto hosted a stage of
the International Rally of NZ. Again, this was a
great success, and all those involved are due a
vote of special thanks, as the following extract
from a letter from Willard Martin, Deputy Clerk
of the Course, shows:

We had our best international ever with
entries from Australia, China, France, India,
Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and the United
Kingdom, plus New Zealand. We had a total
of 17 offshore entries and are looking forward to an even better event next year.
The event ran very smoothly, despite the

extremely wet condition, which is a credit to
everyone concerned. At the same time we
must record our thanks to the communities
living on the stage roads. These people are
inconvenienced by the rally; we can only
hope that the income we generate for the
community helps to offset the extra efforts
that they make around the event.
We hope the date for the event next year
will be in April, which will certainly make life
much easier for everybody.
So, well done everyone, and let’s repeat the
success next year!

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News from Sport Northland
Sport–A–Month
Do you know about the local Gym Club in Kaiwaka? Have you ever given it a go? Well now is
the time!
Through the month of September we’ll be promoting our local gym club - Gymnastics Otamatea, and invite you to their free ‘have-a-go’
sessions. This is a family fun class and children need to be accompanied by participating adults. The free session will include a
warm-up and three and four circuits before a
cool-down. Are you ready for something new?
Come and give it a go!

Run/Walk Series
Time is running out to enter the Carters
Whangarei Run/Walk Festival on Sunday 11
September. There are options available for the
whole family this year, with a new Kids Dash:
2km for 5 – 7years, and 4km for 8 – 10 years.
Other options include a 9.4km run or walk, a
Half Marathon and Marathon!
There are also lots of cool prizes to be won, so
don’t miss out. You can check out more details
and entry here: www.runwalkseries.co.nz

GYMSPORTS –
Gymnastics Otamatea
Where: Kaiwaka Sports Association
Cost: Free

SPARC Sport
Volunteer Awards

Day: All Mondays of September
Time: 6.30 - 7.30pm
This is a fun family class emphasise and children need to be accompanied by participating
adults.
For More Details / Register Interest: Phone
Stephanie on 4312022 or 021 180 3821 or
gymnasticsotamatea@gmail.com
Also coming up on September is the Otamatea
Schools GymFest – over 450 children will converge on the Gym club over two days, for lots
of fun and the chance to experience
GymSports! If you would you like to be a part
of our first ever GymFest and help us on the
day, give Renee a call.

Rural Travel Fund & Kiwisport Funding
Applications will open in Sept/Oct; Clubs and
Schools will be notified of this. Details are on
the website www.sportnorthland.co.nz and click
on Sport, then Kiwisport.

Thanks to those who nominated their volunteers for all the hard work they do for their
sport in the community. The Kaipara Sports
Awards are coming up on Friday 4 November,
at the Maungaturoto Country Club. More details will be sent to Clubs, or feel to contact
Renee to make sure your Club gets a nomination form

ANSWERS to WORDPLAY (page 25)
Palindromes: 1. eve; 2. level; 3. radar; 4. kayak; 5. rotavator
Homonyms: 1. doe, dough; 2. reign, rain; 3. sight, site; 4.
prey, pray; 5. discreet, discrete
Missing animals: 1. bear(able); 2. (hang)dog; 3. Cat(kin);
4. (medal)lion; 5. (adam)ant
Beat the editor: arm, arms, art, arts, ate, ear, ears, east,
eat, eats, mar, mars, mart, marts, mast, master, mat,
mate, mates, mats, matt, matter, meat, meats, met, ram,
rams, rat, rate, rats, rates, ream, reams, rest, same, sat,
sate, set, seam, smart, smatter, start, state, steam, stem,
stream, tame, tamer, tamers, tames, tart, tarts, tea, team,
teams, tear. tears, teas, term, terms, test, tram, trams …
but there may be more!

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COMMUNITY DIRECTORY
CHURCHES

ESSENTIAL NUMBERS
FIRE / POLICE / AMBULANCE
Medical Centre

DIAL 111
09 431 8576

▪ After Hours
Health Line

09 431 8129

▪ Dee Millen

021 735 313

▪ Sue Plunket

021 244 5415

Maungaturoto Pharmacy

09 431 8045

Veterinary Centre

09 431 8318

Homebuilders

09 431 9080

Linking Hands Health Shuttle Service

09 431 8969

Care & Share Family Support

09 431 8227

Kaipara District Council

0800 727 059

Dog, Stock and Noise Control

0800 105 890

Plunket Society

09 431 8187

Plunket Line (24hour/7 day service)

09 431 8193

Catholic Church (Trevor Brljvich)

09 431 8499

(Peter Jackson)

09 423 8086
0800 611 116

Public Health Nurse

Anglican Church

0800 933 922

NZ Post
09 431 8315
Arataki Ministries Mental Health Outreach
09 431 9091
09 431 8055
SERVICE CLUBS AND INTEREST GROUPS

09 431 2226

Congregational Church

09 431 8172

Presbyterian Church

09 431 7106

EDUCATION
Maungaturoto Playcentre

09 431 8517

Maungaturoto Primary School

09 431 8106

Otamatea Christian School

09 431 8487

Otamatea High School

09 431 8230

Te Kohanga Reo (Paparoa)

09 431 7089

COMMUNITY FACILITIES
Maungaturoto Centennial Hall

09 431 8669

Maungaturoto Library

09 431 8811

Maungaturoto Money Exchange

09 431 8028

Maungaturoto Rest Home

09 431 8696

Otamatea Marae

09 431 8337

SPORTS CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Ararua Pony Cluc

09 431 8806

09 431 8388

Kaipara Hunt Inc
Maungaturoto Equestrian (Sue Bragg)
Hockey Club

09 431 2059
09 431 9025
09 431 8530

Marsden Masonic Lodge

09 431 8388

Indoor Bowls

09 431 8055

Lions (Alistair Banks)

09 431 6373

Maungaturoto Bowling Club

09 431 8148

Garden Club

09 431 9101

Maungaturoto Squash Club

09 431 8599

Art Group

09 431 8044

Otamatea Hawks Rugby Club

09 431 8280

Craft Group

09 431 8578

Paparoa Golf Club

09 431 8585

Maungaturoto St John Youth Cadets

09 431 9090

Kaiwaka Sports Association

09 431 2051

Otamatea Repertory Theatre

09 431 6640

Sport Northland (Renee Wairua)

09 431 8427

RSA Memorial Club

09 431 8547

Maungaturoto Country Club

09 431 8326

Rotary Club

If you are a community group, club or service and would like to be included in the Community Directory, or need
your details to be changed, please email or call the Maungaturoto Matters editor.

Support your local businesses
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MAUNGATUROTO MATTERS

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ADVERTISING
(including amendments to ads)
15th SEPTEMBER 2011

CLASSIFIEDS
10 Swedish Silver Ducks for sale: $10 each.
1 light trailer, suitable for quad bike: $200. Phone
4318133.

ARTICLES
20th SEPTEMBER 2011
Email:maungaturotomatters@gmail.com

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List of advertisers

Note to all advertisers
Adverts are crucial to the success of the
Maungaturoto Matters, and we also hope
that advertising in the Matters helps local
business be successful.
It’s clear, however, that some of the copy
for the adverts that we currently hold is beginning to get a bit tired and tatty or may
be out of date. I’ve done my best to tidy up
what we have, and hope that, as a result,
some of the ads print out better from now
on. In the process, in some cases, I’ve
taken small liberties with the copy we have
to try to make them a bit brighter and more
eye-catching. I hope that, in the process, I
haven’t fouled anything up!
It would therefore be to our mutual benefit
if all advertisers could check their ads in
this edition and let me know if they want
any amendments. It would also help enormously to receive new, master copies
(preferably as either Word or Powerpoint
files, or as hard copies that can be
scanned), where changes are needed.
Please send any corrections or new copy to:
maungaturotomatters@gmail.com
or by dropping hard copy into the red box in
Tony’s.
Note that all advertising must be received
by the 15th of each month.
Thanks
The Editor

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Quarter page
Eighth page

Per issue
$60
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BUSINESS DIRECTORY (one-tenth page) $90 per year (minimum booking)
Classifieds: 5c per letter/space.

Advertiser

Classification

ArborCare
Battensby Bros
Bran Shaw Fencing Contractors
Elders Livestock
Frans Jensen
K&N Mowing and Maintenance
Northland Spraying
Phil Keen Contractors
Ridge Fencing
Maungaturoto AutoPainters
Unnamed
Welding and Repair Work
Avon
Bream Bay Concrete and Drilling
DK Marshall Building Ltd
HSB Builders
Huband Contractors Ltd
Instant Roofing
K & M Hoyle
K & R van Pelt
Landcare Services
Mike Moyle Builders
N Clarke Earthmoving
Ross Latto
Russell Graae
TC Roofing and Cladding
Underwood Contractors
Unnamed
Wellsford Kitchens
Bean and Gone
Cruiser Bar and Grill
Kaiwaka Cheese
Community Trust
Jenny's Rural Cleaning Services
AB Electrical and Industrial
ES Electrical Services
The Cable Guy
Central Northland Design
Topnotch Laser Engraving Ltd
Intimo
Affordable Accounting Ltd
Stephen M Jaques
Warkworth/Wellsford Budget Service
Floorsanding & Coating
Ian Ross
Kauri Coast Floorsanders
Maungaturoto Flooring Co
Timber Floors
Trevor Dempsey
North Glass
The Glass Guy
Vicky McDonald
Waipu Medical Centre
Maungaturoto Auto Centre
Appliance Spot
Ken Urquhart
Atlas Concrete
Kaipara Painters Decorators
Kaipara Plumbing
Lovell Property Consultants
Unnamed
Brooks Motors
Bream Bay Pumps
Glenmohr Water Care
R Dickens
Paparoa Tai Chi

Agricultural/garden services
Agricultural/garden services
Agricultural/garden services
Agricultural/garden services
Agricultural/garden services
Agricultural/garden services
Agricultural/garden services
Agricultural/garden services
Agricultural/garden services
Auto services
Auto services
Auto services
Beauty products and services
Building and landwork
Building and landwork
Building and landwork
Building and landwork
Building and landwork
Building and landwork
Building and landwork
Building and landwork
Building and landwork
Building and landwork
Building and landwork
Building and landwork
Building and landwork
Building and landwork
Building and landwork
Building and landwork
Catering and food
Catering and food
Catering and food
Community services
Domestic services
Electrical services
Electrical services
Electrical services
Engineering
Engravers
Fashion
Financial services
Financial services
Financial services
Flooring services
Flooring services
Flooring services
Flooring services
Flooring services
Flooring services
Glaziers
Glaziers
Health and social care
Health and social care
Hire services
Household appliances
Land survey
Mineral supplies
Painting and decorating
Plumbing
Real estate
Real estate
Transport
Water supplies
Water supplies
Water supplies
Wellbeing

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OHS Teacher only
day

Event not listed? Visit www.realtownmaungaturoto.co.nz and click on ‘What’s On’ and add
your event; or call 09 4318462

8.30 am – 3.30 pm
Mobile Ear Clinic
(outside Real Estates
building)

5.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Maungaturoto Primary
School BOT meeting

7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Primary School PTA
meeting

Otamatea
Gymnastics AGM (KSA)

Maungaturoto Community Calendar: September 2011

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