October 14, 2010

Events for October

  • 15th Maungaturoto Bowling Club Trivial Persuit 7.30 pm
  • 16th Otamatea Environment Group Tree Planting 10 am - 12 noon at the Community Walkway opposite the High School
  • 16th Ribbon Day organised by the Maungaturoto Equestrian Group at the Maungaturoto Country Club
  • 16th Maungaturoto Charity Ball Tickets $40 available at Tony's Lotto Shop
  • 20th Maungaturoto Touch Rugby Maungaturoto Country Club commencing 3.30 pm Juniors, Intermediate and Seniors 4pm - 6 pm
  • 20th Maungaturoto Garden Club meets at the Maungaturoto Community Hall at 1 pm
  • 21st Maungaturoto Primary School Pet Day and Flower Show
  • 21st Otamatea Repertory Theatre AGM 7 pm at the theatre
  • 22nd Otamatea High School Calf and Lamb Day at Maungaturoto Country Club
  • 22nd Official Opening of the new School Building at Maungaturoto Primary School
  • 22nd PM John Key - National Party Lunch
  • 25th Paparoa Tennis Club Open Day 10.30am - 1pm Paparoa
  • 30th Horse Trek and Walkers Walk organised by the Paparoa A&p Show Committee
  • 30th Marohemo Hall Pot Luck Dinner 6.30 pm BYO Drink and a plate


  • 1st Kaiwaka Athletics Registration Night 5 pm on the Sports Field next to the swimming pool at Otamatea High School
  • 6th PTA Fun Run Maungaturoto Country Club
  • 13th Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser Gold Tournament Paparoa Goldf Club starts 9 am
  • 25th Otamatea Repertory Theatre production opening night "May the Forth be with you" production runs to December 12th
  • 28th Maungaturoto Country Club Motocross Trail Ride


October 12, 2010

White Ribbon Ride is coming to Mangawhai!

Saturday, November 27th at the Mangawhai Domain from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm

Over 200 bikers plus classic cars will travel from Ruakaka on the coastal route via Waipu and Langs to meet at the Mangawhai Domain at 11.00 am for a fun filled community event organised by the Zonta Club of Mangawhai.

There will be stalls, entertainment, refreshments and spot prizes plus the opportunity to meet riders from all over New Zealand and to view the largest collection of big bikes ever to assemble in Mangawhai!

Entry is free but you are invited to donate a can of food for Woman’s Refuge and make a pledge to end domestic violence!

So please join us on Saturday, Nov 27th, for some family fun and show your support for this worthy cause.

Business unusual is the future of wool

Federated Farmers believes the future of wool will come from turning consumers away from oil-based products by developing breathtaking innovative new uses for wool.

“Federated Farmers believes business unusual could be the future of wool,” says Bruce Wills, Federated Farmers Meat & Fibre chairperson.

“What it also shows is that instead of hanging on to the apron strings of the past, as the wool levy locked us into, we have to create our own future.

“We see a glimpse of that future in Wellington based textile designers, The Formary, creating WoJo. This revolutionary fabric comprises 70 percent strong and mid-micron wools from Wools of New Zealand, with 30 percent jute, recycled from the Starbucks’ own coffee sacks.

“It’s an inspiring twist on the adage of something new and something old.

“While the initial focus of WoJo is upholstering Starbucks’ 8,000 stores outside of the United States, The Formary has really created a whole new ecologically friendly fabric.

“With the manufacturing partnership with Yorkshire-based Camira, we have a genuine opportunity to get wool back into people’s minds for their homes, offices, schools and even public transport. Not just here but right around the globe.

“It’s easy to overlook the nearly $600 million that wool generates each year for New Zealand. Yet we feel the potential is more than five times that sum, if, and that’s the key word, we can spark wool’s renaissance.

“The Formary’s commitment to wool shows it is possible and we believe New Zealand Trade and Enterprise can see the vast potential that wool has.

“It’s this kind of joined-up approach to market and product development with the exporters, that will make consumers take that all-important second look at wool.

“WoJo is a triumphant Kiwi contribution to London’s Wool Week, which is part of HRH Prince Charles’ Campaign for Wool and is being supported by the New Zealand Council of Wool Interests.

“The Formary is in London to accept the Campaign’s Sustainable Innovation Award. As part of London’s Wool Week, Selfridges have sent two flocks of yellow sheep down Oxford Street while Savile Row closed for a day to become a farm, with two farmers decked out in Anderson & Sheppard bespoke wool suits.

“While that’s not normal working wear on-farm, it can only help benefit the perception consumers have of wool that major UK brands and retailers like Liberty, House of Fraser, Temperley of London, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Aquascutum, Jaeger, Pringle of Scotland, Brora and Debenhams are supporting Wool Week.

It’s about inspiring people into choosing natural wools and natural fibres over oil-based fabrics, textiles and floor coverings. Natural products are naturally better for homes and businesses,” Mr Wills concluded.

October 8, 2010

Paparoa Tennis Club Open Day

Come down to the Paparoa Tennis Courts

A Sausage Sizzle lunch will be provided.

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        Monday 25th October (Labour Day)

From 10:30am – 1:00pm

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Tennis Season, some racquets available.

AGM to be held at 12 midday followed by

free lunch.

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All ages welcome. Come along and have a go!

(You might have some fun!)

Maungaturoto Charity Ball - 16th October

This should be a great night out for everyone. Tickets are only $40 available from Tony's Lotto or contact Nicky (see poster above). Dinner and dance the night away.

St John inspires youth to succeed

One of New Zealand’s fastest growing youth programmes is inspiring youth to succeed, set goals and plan for their future.

“The St John youth programme has a membership that exceeds 5,500 and its growing,” says St John Northern Region Youth Manager Christine Benson.

She believes the growth is due to the significant time and effort volunteer youth leaders contribute and the way in which St John responds to trends and needs of youth.

“St John Youth programmes are about having fun, discovering new things and working together. We cater for 6 to 18 year olds in a co-educational youth programme that provides a safe and secure environment where young people can learn first aid, health care, self discipline, leadership and general life skills,” she says.

St John has adjusted and modified the delivery of its youth programme including the release of new resources, the use of modern technologies and structures that ensure its leadership is in touch with the communities it serves.

We are very proud to announce our newest division will be opening in your area in the new school year 2011. It will be based at our newly revamped Ambulance Station, with one of the operational volunteers also becoming our new division leader, Jodie Hosford.

We welcome all enquiries and are planning an open afternoon before the Santa Parade on the 4th December. There will be CPR demostrations with manakins, give aways, colouring competition and lots of exciting stuff. Here you will be able to ask questions see more of what we do and and talk to our new leaders. Anyone welcome. Look for our flyers around town closer to the event.

One of the ethos behind St John Youth is preparing young people to be successful adults and building self esteem.

“Evidence of the programmes success can be seen in the skill and enjoyment of cadets competing in a drill or first aid competition, and examples of our young people saving lives in emergency situations,” Says Ms Benson.

She believes youth development is the responsibility of many including family/whanau, schools, the wider community and peer groups.

“St John can play a vital role in youth development, our programmes won’t be for everyone but there are many young people who enjoy and benefit from from being part of St John and prosper from the involvement with their peers in a group environment,” she says.

You can contact Jodie Hosford on 431 9090.

●To find a youth division where you live visit www.stjohn.org.nz and click on youth or call toll free on 0800 ST JOHN (785 646) and request a free information pack.