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BRIEFLY Kawhia St John run off their feet Kawhia’s four St John staff attended nearly three times as many callouts as the average over the busy holiday month to January 25. The officers attended 17 callouts in the month, highlighting the influx the village has over Christmas/New Year. The number of volunteers has dwindled over the years and St John plans to recruit members in the near future.

From ashes of disaster rises boost for Brigade

‘Hot as hell’ Temperatures in the area have soared over recent days. Brian Sloan of Hazelmere Crescent has a digital temperature recorder, which showed 33.2 degrees (Celcius) on Saturday, 29.6 on Sunday and 31.7 on Monday. “The fact it is hitting 24 degrees at 8.30am means we’re hot all day,” he says. Kihikihi weather watchers John and Margaret Nicholls recorded 32 degrees on Saturday, 31.5 on Sunday, 30 on Monday and 31 on Tuesday. “We last saw temperatures like this in January, 2004 and the only time it was hotter since we have been recording was on January 1-2, 2000 (33 degrees).

Fire cadet call Pirongia Voluntary Rural Fire Force is looking for new cadets for its 2006 intake. Youths aged between 12 and 16 are invited to participate in the course commencing on March 2. The course is held at Pirongia Fire Station in Franklin Street on every second Tuesday of the month (apart from school holidays) through to December. If you are keen to find out more contact Bruce (871 9336), Des (871 9976), Sheryl (871 6472) or Alan (871 9596).

Event returns The Rowers Golfing Regatta, which was held for many years at Te Awamutu Golf Club, is to be resurrected as a fundraising event this year. The ambrose tournament is being staged on Sunday, February 12, beginning with a shotgun start at 9.30am. Enquiries to Allan Barugh (ph 870 1199) or to the Te Awamutu Golf Club.

‘CHEQUE MATE?’: Ian Campbell of Te Awamutu Volunteer Fire Brigade accepts a cheque for $3,500 from Peta van Rijen (11), sister Anja (6), mum Toni (left) and Chris Edmeades of The Olde Creamery Cafe. Above right is a file photo of brigade members battling the fire at the van Rijens’ home. 033061AD By Grant Johnston Te Awamutu Volunteer Fire Brigade is $3,500 better off thanks to the generosity of Kaipaki community and a family whose home was gutted by fire in November. Chris Edmeades of The Olde Creamery Cafe organised a fundraising night to help Frank and Toni van Rijen replace their Lynd Road home.

“The van Rijens are a community-minded family who donate surplus tomatoes from their tomato growing business to be sold to raise funds for Kaipaki School. The community was keen to help them,” Mrs Edmeades says. The paper bag auction was well supported by businesses and the community, raising $3,500.

Murder suspects arrested in Kihikihi and Te Awamutu A 33-year-old former Te Awamutu man was arrested in Kihikihi last week in an Armed Offenders Squad operation and charged with the murder of Black Power member Edwin Dale Te Haara in Rotorua on Tuesday, January 17. Te Awamutu Police followed up on information the accused was in the area and subsequently ascertained his whereabouts. An 18-year-old Rotorua woman was also arrested in Te Awamutu on the same day in relation to the offence. Both have appeared in Rotorua District Court and have been granted name suppression. The woman was remanded on bail and the man is in custody.

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The van Rijens were humbled by the effort, but said their house was insured and they wanted to see the money go instead to the Fire Brigade. “The Fire Brigade are amazing. They stop their jobs in town and come rushing out to save our houses,” Mrs van Rijen says. The Fire Brigade was surprised and delighted by the generous gesture.

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I see Stephen Lee has livened up your Letters to the Editor column after taking advantage of freedom of speech and giving his views on prostitution. The Christian element in Te Awamutu has dominated your correspondence for years and won’t stop now. Nor will the oldest profession in the world. The most amusing thing about the passing of this legislation is that the MP expected to most disapprove, abstained from voting. As lightning is not known to strike brothels with any great frequency, it must be concluded that there has been no divine intervention to close any down. The reality now is that prostitution is not an illegal business and while morally people may not agree with it, it is not illegal. And while those who participate may be inclined to have psychiatric, drug, tattoo or body piercing issues now or in the future, we are apparently not entitled to tell others how they should live, despite us thinking that we should. This matter has not yet been put out for public comment and it is supposed to be. Your Council is too busy doing nothing to take on the big issues, let alone the small ones like this.

I suggest that you cannot run the prostitutes out of town. Many a good vicar’s daughter might as well have been paid for her promiscuity in Te Awamutu in the past and if you watch closely at any local pub you will see what happens when the patrons are drunk, and it ain’t the ‘Little House on the Prairie’. Don’t pretend it never happened, because there are plenty of people who married for money and that is in reality only formalised prostitution. The SOOB (Suburban Owner Operated Brothel) will be a feature of the landscape in all towns, like it or not, and I suggest that it would be better to manage the situation, rather than outlaw it because it has been here before and it’s here to stay. My suggestion to the Council was that we have a few basic rules, the prostitutes keep to them, nobody does anything they do not agree to, nobody gets hurt ( that’s the one we may need to tweak a bit) and we leave them alone to be quiet. As for living next to one, well it’s not for me but now that you mention it, think of the extortion racket and the money that could be made. JAMES PARLANE

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Te Awamutu Police 872 0100 EMERGENCY 111 Te Awamutu Police have dealt with the following matters since last week: Tuesday, January 24: Theft of chainsaw, wire strainers and pliers from vehicle parked in Hazelmere Crescent reported. Wednesday, January 25: Man arrested for possession of cannabis and cannabis oil. Burglaries: Parawewa Primary School. Old computer stolen from classroom. Budden Road property. C-Dax sprayer and chainsaw stolen. Budden Road property. Kawasaki 4WD farmbike stolen. Thefts: Inflatable swimming pool from Young Street property. Copper wire from truck parked on Long Road property. Thursday, January 26: Man arrested for EBA. Thefts from cars: Stereo and speakers from Laurie Street. CD player and CDs from Hillcrest Avenue. Stereo from Laurie Street. Stereo from Laurie Street. Digital camera from Hillcrest Avenue. Stereo from Gibson Lane. Coins from Laurie Street. Thefts of number plates AEC738 and CFH593 from vehicles parked at Te Awamutu Self Storage reported. Friday, January 27: Woman arrested for failing to stop, reckless driving and assisting a person to escape after she drove off from Police as they were arresting her passenger. She stopped and gave herself up and the wanted man decamped. He was seen later in another vehicle but escaped. Another man and woman from the second vehicle were arrested for assisting the wanted man to escape. A man is facing a charge of assault after a road rage incident in which the victim suffered a broken nose. Thefts: Green Mitsubishi Emeraude (WT 5104) from Finch Street. Two storage bins and tools from utility vehicle in Te Rahu Road. Saturday, January 28: Man arrested for assault with intent to injure. Theft of petrol from Shell Te Awamutu reported. Female Maori in late 20’s, wearing a white hoodie and red pants drives off in silver vehicle with a registration plate previously reported stolen. Burglary of Laurie Street property reported. CDs stolen from garage. Sunday, January 29: Youth arrested for trespassing. Wilful damage to vehicle parked in Wynyard Street reported. Victim Support is available in Te Awamutu through Te Awamutu Police.

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ABOVE LEFT: nurseryman Andrew Grilli does a roaring trade in the foreground, while in the background shoppers mingle. ABOVE LEFT: Pirongia Memorial Hall provided a grand backdrop to the first monthly Pirongia country market. 033063A,BD By Grant Johnston The question of whether there would be a demand for a monthly country market in Pirongia was answered swiftly on Sunday. Some stall holders were sold out inside the first two hours and many have booked their attendance months ahead. Organiser Shirley Scott says she was ‘absolutely staggered’ by the turnout of visitors. “I felt the huge effort by stallholders at short notice was a real credit to them.”

Miss Scott says there was a steady stream of people visiting the market throughout the morning. The range of goods on sale was a mini representation of the successful annual craft day in Pirongia. The Memorial Hall contained the work of a variety of artists and a large number have registered to exhibit at future craft days (on the last Sunday of each month). Miss Scott says the biggest benefit to come out of Sunday was the rekindling

of the market place as a social gathering point for the community. “I couldn’t help reflect how it must have been 70 years ago with the community hall as the hub of socialising and a real gathering point. “I wonder if the movement towards the market place activity that New Zealanders seem to be embracing is an effort to breach the gap caused by our somewhat isolated independence encouraged by the modern world,” she says.

“I think the refurbished and rejuvenated hall is proving a catalyst towards bringing people together again.” Miss Scott was grateful to Pirongia Lions and Pirongia Fire Force for their support of the event, to Waipa District Council and Creative New Zealand for supporting greater utilisation of the hall, to Tamahere marketeers and Jane manson for their experise and support and the locals who helped with creating a “classy market image”.

Police warning to be on lookout for cannabis growers It’s that time of year again when the public need to be vigilant for cannabis growers says Detective Sergeant Ross Patterson of Te Awamutu Police. He says over these warm summer months there are a lot of people out tending to cannabis crops in bush, maize pad-

docks and on farmland. “Any information about suspicious activity or about cannabis or methamphetamine, commonly known as ‘P’, needs to be passed on to the police. It is as easy as picking up the phone and calling. These are the drugs that get sold to your kids, it is a waste of

money and a cause of domestic violence in families. “It is also a catalyst for other offending in our community such as burglaries, theft and violence.” Mr Patterson says drug dealing is a community problem that can best be dealt

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Family pays tribute

By Dean Taylor A year after the death of husband and father Arthur Ings (pictured), his family has paid tribute to the man by publishing a book of his short stories and poems. ‘Out Of The Scrub By Daylight’ features 25 stories and seven poems and ballads from a lifetime collection of yarns and observations. The title refers to the fact that previously the stories had been kept for family and friends, but were now seeing the ‘light of day’. Arthur and Lois Ings raised their family in Pukeatua before settling in Kihikihi. Mr Ings devoted 50 years of his life to the Scouting movement, but when he decided to retire from that his wife suggested he had better find himself another hobby to keep him occupied. He had always enjoyed writing, and already had a collection of

stories, ballads and poems from over the years, so he enrolled in a couple of night courses at the Waikato Polytech to hone his skills and joined the local writers group to help keep him motivated. Mrs Ings says her husband had no trouble coming up with storylines and themes, tapping into the many stories from their past and modifying a few details, often for the sake of those involved. Mrs Ings says most of the stories are fictional, but based on very real experiences. They are humorous and compassionate, telling Kiwi stories in a Kiwi way. Only one, ‘The Ballad of Glencoe’ recalls the family’s pre-colonial days as it relates the story of the only McDonald survivors at the hands of the Campbells. That mother and child are Mrs Ings ancestors and a copy of the

ballad now hangs in the Glencoe Museum. The collection of stories, poems and ballads grew over the years, but it wasn’t until the last era before Mr Ings died that his wife and family convinced him that a book should be published. Mr Ings made a list of what he wanted included, and asked his artist wife if she would provide just two illustrations: The old millhouse at Ngongotaha where Mr Ings was raised and a portrait of two farmdogs. Once the process of publishing began in earnest after Mr Ings death in December 2004, Mrs Ings was asked to provide a few more illustrations to help fill the book. ‘Out Of The Scrub By Daylight’ was published one year after the author died. Copies are available from both the Te Awamutu i-Site Centre and Museum.

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TEACHER in charge of computing Chantal August (seated), IT technician Danny Wong and deputy principal in charge of ITC Jenny Baber are happy about the installation of 130 new computers at Te Awamutu College. 033067AD general did not meet Ministry of Education requirements. It was explained that this was the result of the growth of technology over the years and the school employing a programme of computer ownership. The school has spent about $40,000 on new fileservers and a switched network to cope with traffic and demand. Everyone now has a good, fast connection. An audit of hardware resulted in 130 computers being scrapped, and a lease deal for 130 state-ofthe-art machines was signed off at the cost of $10,000 per month. The lease deal means computers will be replaced with new models after three years. The best computers were kept, so now there are about 200 machines in the school, all running Windows XP or XP Professional. Assisting with consultation is New Era IT, educational consultants well up with the play for Ministry of Education and school requirements. They have also be signed up for an $8000 per annum management contract for all equipment. Ms Baber believes the school now has the best that can be offered. New Era IT monitor the entire system from off-site and can run updates, modifications and

maintenance programmes at down times. They also see serious errors as they occur and can respond immediately. The school installed 90 of the new machines into their three computer labs, and the rest have been spread across the faculties. Combined with the laptop for teachers scheme, all teachers now have access to good computer and good network links from their classrooms, faculty workrooms or the staffroom workrooms. Some special need areas were also catered for, especially art, which has a powerful computer for graphics, and the graphics department which has computer aided design capable machines. The commitment has continued with the school joining the Te Awamutu Schools ITC Cluster Group. The group is employing a facilitator to work alongside school facilitators to upskill teachers in all aspects of ITC. Last year Te Awamutu College also purchased four SmartBoards, and Ms Baber says these moves show the school has an indepth commitment to technology that improves learning outcomes for its students.

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By Dean Taylor Towards the end of the last school year Te Awamutu College deputy principal Jenny Baber made a presentation to the Board of Trustees recommending a major upgrade of school computing. Ms Baber, who is in charge of information communication technology (ITC) said the school was failing its students, teachers and administration staff with the current, antiquated system. The Board resolved to rectify the situation, so for the start of the 2006 year students and staff will be dealing with only upto-date machines, systems and programmes. Not only has there been a huge investment in new equipment, but the school has put measures in place to ensure everything runs to its potential and that a replacement programme is maintained. Ms Baber says the old problems were numerous. Some machines were not only old and slow, but were running old software, including versions of Windows back to Win95. The network was struggling to cope with the way the system had grown and fileserver capacity was too small. As well the school’s system in

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All motorists expect to have a spare tyre, but many cannot change a wheel. New Zealand road service organisations respond to more wheel and tyre related calls than for any other reason. Every driver should know what to do when a tyre is damaged. There are safety and mechanical issues involved. Some of them are: • If you have a flat, pull off the road onto a safe area, engage the handbrake, turn off the engine, and put the car into gear. Block a wheel with a stone or brick, to ensure the car cannot move. • Using the wheel brace, loosen the wheel nuts slightly. You may have to use foot pressure on the wheel brace if the nuts are exceptionally tight.

• Take the jack, fit it under the car as set out in the driver’s Graeme Gulliver manual, and jack the Service Manager damaged wheel up off the ground. • Take off the wheel lock nuts, lift off the damaged wheel, and replace it with the spare wheel. • Replace the wheel nuts and tighten them until they are firm. • Lower the car, remove the jack, and tighten the wheel nuts, using the brace. Again you may have to use foot pressure to get them really tight. Ensure you always have a good spare tyre, that it is fully inflated, and that the jack and wheel brace are in the car.

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Athletes excel at Games Te Awamutu Athletic Club fielded their largest team for many years at the North Island Colgate Games at Porritt Stadium. Over 1700 seven to 14-year-olds, including Te Awamutu’s 27-strong team, contested the full range of track and field events. Katherine Camp (13) kicked off day one for Te Awamutu, winning bronze in the 400m and placing fourth in both the long jump and 1600 medley relay. On day two, she placed fourth equal in the high jump (1.50m) clearing the same height as the two girls who were second equal. She was pipped for third in the long jump by fellow Te Awamutu athlete Sophie MacFarlane. The relay team produced a top effort finishing just three seconds outside the bronze medal. They had only one 13-year-old boy in the team, while other teams had three. Camp ran her third 400m of the day in this event, with MacFarlane running the final 100m. The other team members were Kurtis McNaughten (13) running 800m, Rob Barclay (12) 200m and Jacqui Green (13) 100m. McNaughten produced some outstanding performances, including winning the 800m silver medal in a personal best time of 2.13 - losing by a metre after a 150m duel in which the lead changed several times. He collected his second silver in the 1500m (4.39), pipping the boy who had beaten him in the 800m.

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Coach Murray Green says McNaughten’s times rate him right up with the best in recent years. Many other athletes recorded significant results. Lily Hall (10) made the 800m and 1500m finals, finishing 13th and 11th, and was 12th out of 70 competitors in the long jump. Callum MacFarlane (10) was second in his 800m heat but suffered ill health in the final. He was ninth equal in the high jump. Blake Cooper (11) jumped by way his best of 4.43 in the long jump, finishing sixth out of 56. Mercemilane Morales (11) was ninth in the 1500m, Carlin Leong (11) missed his 800m final by one place, and Bergert Conradie (10), Rob Barclay (12) and Georgia Harrison (11) all made sprint semi-finals. Athletes aged seven to nine competed in heats or divisions with no finals. Chicayla Scholes-Daysh excelled winning her 60m, 100m and 200m heats, along with placing second in her long jump. Kelsie Barclay and Georgia Cooper were both second in the long jump, with Juanita ScholesDaysh second in shot put. Green says there were numerous other good efforts just outside the placings. He hopes many of these athletes can make the trip to next year’s event in Wellington. Athletics recommences this year on Tuesday February 8 at 5.30pm.

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Cherie Carran is excited to be operating her own hair salon in Te Awamutu. “I was just in the right place at the right time - I’m lucky to have been offered the chance to take over an established salon and make it my own.” Ms Carran took over ‘Eclipse’, the salon she formerly managed, on January 20 and has renamed it ‘Aloft’. The Alexandra Street salon has had a minor facelift, with new paint and styling, while ongoing changes will see it continue to develop. “I’m keen for Aloft to be known as a salon that keeps evolving to keep up with new trends and styles.” Along with three staff members, keeping up to date with

styling trends is also important at Aloft. “L’Oreal has a great training regime and we are always keen to learn new techniques. “We will also be taking part in L’Oreal competitions which help us step out of our comfort zone.” The salon stocks L’Oreal products, with staff being familiar with all the products and which hair types they suit. “The L’Oreal autumn collection will be out soon with new colours and some great promotions for our clients. “There’s something for everyone in the L’Oreal range and we can help recommend suitable products.” Weddings, balls and special occasions are always cause for

excitement for the Aloft staff. “It’s a chance for us to share a special time with our clients - from the lead up with colours and other preparation work to the actual day. “You get to know more about your clients and help them create something unique.” Aloft offers a full range of hairdressing services from cuts and colours to straightening and blow waves. It is open 9am to around 5pm (when last booking is finished) Monday to Friday with a late night Wednesday. The Alexandra Street salon (opposite the Courier office) is also open Saturdays from 9am until the final booking. For further details contact staff at Aloft (ph 871 5518).

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Sought by police Te Awamutu Police are once again seeking the whereabouts of Owen James Heke (pictured right). They have an arrest warrant for the 25-year-old, who is described as a repetitive offender who will commit crimes in his own community. Police believe Heke is in the area and probably being assisted by associates to avoid arrest. They say it is highly likely he will continue

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the submerged boat back to Kawhia, where it was righted once the tide went out. Mr Pinny has been involved in retrieving a number of sunken boats in Kawhia harbour. He says the bar presents a real challenge, particularly as it has shifted position. “Like other west coast harbours, the bar has shifted north - about .6 of a mile in Kawhia’s case.” Mr Smith says when he saw the men he had rescued in Kawhia the following day, they could not thank him enough.

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to offend until he is arrested. Last week three people were arrested for assisting Heke to escape from Police when they tried to arrest him. They will be appearing in court. Police say they will not be tolerant of this type of behaviour. Anyone with information that would assist in his capture is asked to contact Te Awamutu Police (872 0100) in confidence.

Four contributers to the ‘Obsessed’ exhibition at the Te Awamutu are speaking over the next three Sundays. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Entry to the Museum is free. Kathy Sykes opens at 2.30pm this Sunday talking about her willow collection and the legend behind the willow pattern. On Sunday, February 12 at 2.30pm Roger Cuddon will talk about circus and clowning, followed at 3pm by Finn-fan Dean Taylor. The final talk is on February 19 at 2.30pm featuring Anne Hooker and dresses through the decades 1965-85.

The English polo team have arrived in the Waikato for the one off test at Kihikihi on February 11 and there are two chances to see them in action beforehand. They will be playing a Northern Districts team at Cambridge Polo Club, 3.30pm on Saturday and a Central Districts team, 3:

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There’s just over six weeks of daylight saving remaining - so make the most of the rest of summer. Whether its getting some projects finished around the section, enjoying summer food and outdoor dining, visiting a special beach spot or exploring the Waipa District, make the most of the long evenings and warm weather. AROUND HOME Get those outdoor projects done while there is good weather and plenty of time. Concreting, drainage work, retaining, fencing, driveways, hard landscaping etc are all easier to have completed at this time of the

year (see more page 17). AROUND DISTRICT If you don’t have any pressing jobs at home why not make the most of the great spots on our back doorstep. ● How about heading to Kawhia? If you go this weekend take in the kai festival (see more page 16) ● Try ‘going bush’ - Mt Pirongia offers plenty of opportunities for tramping, climbing, bush walks and swimming in the stoney streams. ● Mt Kakepuku and Maungatautari Mountain also offer some great tramping opportunities and have magic views.

● Other great walks include the track around Lake Ngaroto, the Walter Scott Reserve and the boardwalk through Yarndley’s Bush. ● Castlerock (Wharepapa) also has some great walking tracks, as well as mountain biking tracks, rock climbing and flying fox. ● If you’re looking for something less energetic check out the Parawera Trail. It includes a lavender farm, fruit winery, animal menagerie, toy collection, historic sites and country dining. The Te Awamutu Information Centre has details about all of these spots, as well as plenty of other ideas to make the most of the remaining days of summer.

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