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This is week two of the three week competition, which sees shoppers match participating retailers with the word clue displayed in their store.
This week each retailer has the name of a rose displayed in their window — last week it was a Melbourne Cup word/term and next week it will be a street name.
See advertisement on pages 12 and 13 for more details.
Vet’s need
for speed
Former Te Awamutu veterinary nurse Vicki BourneStreifler is lapping up the fast paced city life in Wellington.
The 38-year-old is attempting to break the national women’s two-wheel production bike record speed of 302kph at Featherston on Sunday.
She will be riding a 1000cc MV Augusta worth over $100,000 over a flying quarter mile.
Bourne-Streifler, who has been racing production bikes for two years, was one of only six riders invited from throughout New Zealand for the various record attempts on the day.
Born and educated in Te Awamutu, the bike fanatic moved to the capital city four years ago after being employed at Vet Ent in Te Awamutu for 15 years.
Art event
betters 1000
In Tuesday’s edition of the Courier it was reported the weekend’s Splash of Colour attracted over 400 people.
That was in fact just a oneday total and organisers were rapt that over 1000 people visited the event.
Many left highly positive feedback in the visitors’ book.

Kai in the Kihikihi yard
BY DEAN TAYLOR

An important stage in the Kihikihi Community Garden project took place this week when the vegetable seedlings were planted out.
Initiated by the Maori Women’s Welfare League under the ‘Kai in the Yard’ banner, Kihikihi’s Community Garden has pulled together a dedicated group to bring health benefits to their community.
The local League was inspired by Tainui regional office to run the project in Kihikihi as a way of getting the community involved in a project and learning about sharing and good eating.
Working from their community premises, which they share with Waikato Primary Health amongst others, the project caught the imagination of other parties and grew.
League members were glad of the assistance, as it became a major project providing major benefits.
Community health coach co-ordinator Irene Good was already promoting healthy lifestyles, food and cooking, so the idea of a garden of fresh, healthy vegetables was an excellent addition to what she was offering.
The group was keen to help families learn to eat better, but often the cost of healthier, fresh foods was given as an excuse for current habits.
With issues of overweight and diabetes, especially amongst the Maori

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MANY sectors of the Kihikihi community came together on Monday to plant the Community Garden.

community, good, healthy nutrition was seen as a vital skill.
The project has received tremendous support from business and the community, and the land has been cleared, and landscaped for vegetable gardening.

Carol and Peter Fraser of Growing Spectrum provided invaluable advise and a place to start the vegetables from seedlings. Mr Fraser was on hand at the planting, which involved many different groups as well as some of the com-

munity youth. Teaching young ones
skills to provide good food is seen as a valuable part of the exercise.
As the food becomes available to harvest the team plan to follow up with more cooking classes.

Maori Women’s Welfare league already has a wonderful resource in the free Nga Wahine Atawhai o Matukutureia Recipe Book — which addresses traditional Maori tastes, but teaches healthy cooking styles.

Plenty take chance to shape Waipa’s future

The Shaping Waipa open days may be over, but you still have until November 10 to offer your feedback on the Waipa 2050, 10-year Plan and Future Proof projects.
Council’s group manager policy and strategy, Ross McNeil is pleased with the level of public interest shown in these important long-term planning initiatives.
‘‘We had 160 people attend our open days in Te Awamutu, Cam-

bridge and Pirongia, with people taking particular interest in the plans and options for their community. Many have taken the opportunity to share their views by completing the feedback forms. This level of attendance is great, and with more than 10,500 hits on our Waipa 2050 website in the first week I’m confident residents understand the importance of these projects and will be sharing their views through the process to

help shape the future of the District’’.
Once submissions close, the information will be considered by Council and included in the process to develop our draft growth strategy.
If you haven’t yet completed a feedback form but would like to, hard copies are available at either Council office or library, or online at www.waipadc.govt.nz Both the draft 10-year Plan and the draft

District Growth Strategy will be

available for public comment in

March 2009. Further information

on how to make a submission, the

process until formal adoption of

the documents and other key dates

will be available early in the new

year.

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the above projects, please go to

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Life Education appreciates support

I’d like to take the opportunity to thank Te Awamutu Courier for its ongoing support for the Waipa/King Country Life Education Trust — including raising awareness of three recent events — October’s launch of our fundraising cookbook ‘Harold’s

Funky Foods’, the mobile classroom arson and our appeal to raise funds to replace it.
Because of your efforts, Life Education’s Te Awamutu and wider community has been kept informed about our work, its successes and the

challenges we’ve faced in keeping it going. In turn it’s been heartwarming to see how the community and our sponsors have rallied around us after reading your coverage.
Your newspaper does a great job of connecting everyone in the area and promoting

community issues wherever possible.
So thanks — to you, our sponsors and all our supporters — we appreciate it!
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Party vote key to
who will form
new government
Congratulations to Grey Power for once again hosting a meet the candidates meeting.
Conspicuous by his absence was Winston Peters, who once again showed his disrespect for us the voters, by failing not only to show but didn’t even have the courtesy to send someone else to represent New Zealand First.
There still seems to be some confusion in people’s minds around the party vote.
The country’s mood seems to be for a change of Government, which means to National, but some voters still seem to be hung up on National having a coalition partner.
The fact is that if we want a change of Government we need to give our party vote to National otherwise they may not get the option to form a Government in the first place, let alone have a need for a coalition partner.
Without question the best result for New Zealand in the present economic climate would be for National to govern alone, and this would also give us the voters, a chance to revisit MMP as National have promised a binding referendum on MMP if in a position to do so.
This is something that voters have been asking for.
A party vote to the Greens or New Zealand First means a vote to Labour.
This is a vital election for New Zealand, so we must think very carefully about to whom we give our party vote.
DENNIS CATCHPOLE

Fonterra drivers lifesavers

Early this week I was cycling through Pokuru.
At a particularly tight corner, where there is no margin at the edge of the road, I heard a tanker coming up behind me — 200m ahead was an oncoming car, and there was very little space on their side.
I am an experienced cyclist, and based on the speed of the tanker, the speed of the oncoming car and the lack of room, it was a very dangerous situation.
Bailing down the bank to my left was looking like the only safe option.

To his/her credit and my great relief, the tanker driver slowed right down and waited until it was clear to pass, allowing me the legal 1.5m clearance and then some.
Such action deserves real appreciation, so thanks very much driver!
Not every truck behaves this well. I have to say that in five years of cycling around Te Awamutu, I have found the Fonterra drivers consistently courteous. So thanks to the whole team. Your consideration is appreciated!
RICHARD M. TIDDY

Armed
offender
arrested
Te Awamutu Police arrested a 22-year-old male last week and charged him with the attempted aggravated robbery of Puniu Road Dairy on October 23.
The defendant made his first appearance in Te Awamutu District Court on Monday.

Afternoon in Country

Te Awamutu Bible Society Group is organising this Sunday’s ‘Afternoon in the Country’ event (not Te Awamutu Bible Chapel as stated in the Festival programme).
There has apparently been some ‘misdirection’ in posters advertising the event.
‘‘Drivers travelling east along the road to Cambridge should turn right, not left into

Rangioawhia Road to visit St Paul’s church, and turn right in Long Road, not left, to visit Rosenvale Garden,’’ says spokesperson, Rod Bent.
"St Paul’s church has a wheelchair ramp into the church. Rosenvale is likewise wheelchair friendly. Why not come and relax after the stress of the elections on Saturday?," Mr Bent says.

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Donation appreciated Hair-razing time for family

BY CATHY ASPLIN

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ALTRUSA’S Jenny Earwaker (back left) and Pam Osborne join Matariki recreational officer Raewyn Cook and patient Nancy Karena (seated right).

BY CATHY ASPLIN
Patients, new mums and visitors will be able to enjoy sitting in the garden beside Matariki Hospital thanks to a donation from Altrusa.
A new park bench has been installed under a large tree in the grounds of the hospital.
Recreational officer Raewyn Cook says it is a welcome donation.
‘‘It’s a lovely addition for both maternity and elderly patients. It allows them to enjoy some contact with the outside world and can be used by spectators when recreational

activities are held on the lawn. ‘‘The seat is a quality piece of
furniture and the gesture from Altrusa is certainly appreciated.’’
Altrusa member Pam Osborne says the club was looking for a public place to add a bench seat.
‘‘They have lovely grounds here and we felt it could be used by both the elderly and the Maternity hospital patients as well as their visitors.
‘‘As we hope it will be there for a long time we chose a solid bench seat from Black Dog Furniture and Wayne Earwaker kindly concreted it into place.’’

The loss of a respected doctor to cancer prompted Doniella Savage to cut off her hair and donate it to the Cancer Society.
Since she was four years old Doniella had been a patient of Waikato Hospital orthopaedic surgeon David Clews.
Doniella has cerebral palsy (spastic quadriplegic) and has had a number of surgeries carried out by Dr Clews.
Doniella’s mother Carole says they had a great deal of respect for each other and Doniella was saddened by his passing.
‘‘It was a great loss to both her and the medical community.
‘‘She wanted to do something to support the Cancer Society which is when she had the idea to have her hair cut off.
‘‘She has been growing it for 12 years so we hope it will be useful for wigs.
‘‘We did ask Doniella to wait until her 21st birthday before she had it cut, which she was happy to do.’’
Doniella was 21 on September 29.
Her hair was very thick and reached well

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FAMILY AFF-HAIR: Carole, Doniella and Donald Savage prior to having their hair cut off at HairPlay in Kihikihi.

down her back, so washing it and drying it was a considerable undertaking.
‘‘Sometimes it would take up to two days to dry. So the new length will certainly make it easier and faster for

everyone.’’ Her decision to cut
her hair was not only supported by her parents, they lined up to have their hair cut off as well.
‘‘We decided if she could do it we could do

it as well.’’ In all Doniella had
46cm of hair cut off by Cindy Dearing at HairPlay.
The Kihikihi hairdresser donated her time to cut the hair of all three.

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World Cup showjumping at Kihikihi
A World Cup Qualifying Show is being staged by Show Jumping Waikato at Waipa Equestrian Park this weekend.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the event at Kihikihi Domain (free entry), with competition starting at 8am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The final Grand Prix classes for ponies and horses will be held on Sunday afternoon.
There are a number of local competitors lining up for the event.
Time-out for Grown Ups offered
A Time-out for Grown Ups refresher course is being hosted by Presbyterian Support Northern.
It will take place at Te Awamutu Presbyterian Church on Thursday, November 13 from 9am-noon.
Facilitator is Deidre Tollestrup, family counsellor for Family Works Northern.
The course is free — contact Pat Schwass for more information or to register on 871 7394 or the church office on 871 6609.

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TE AWAMUTU College Senior Band takes its audience on a musical journey around the world.

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BY DEAN TAYLOR ‘Around the World in 80
Minutes’ on Tuesday evening proved an ideal way for Te Awamutu College musicians to take their audience on a musical journey.
WARM UP from Senior Jazz.

With the unusual idea of seating the audience grandstand style onto the stage, and a visual accompaniment, the show was immediately something a bit different, and highly enjoyable.
With tour guide Liza Bolton leading the way, and visuals on the big
screen as a backdrop — plus amazing music once again from the accomplished musical team at the College, it was a great trip.
The show featured the talents of Senior Jazz, Senior Band, soloists and a first outing for the Guitar Ensemble.
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TOUR guide Liza Bolton get the show ‘in the air’.

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‘THE Devil Went Down to Georgia’ and got beaten again — this time by Catherine Peake on xylophone.

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Focus on ‘pop’ culture

Pop Art is currently in the spotlight at Gallery8 with an exhibition by some of Waikato’s new generation artists.
‘POPUL8’ features work by Zena Elliott, Ashlin Kingsley, Jullian Smith, Aisha Roberts and Mark Curtis.
The artists say Te Awamutu, like any town, has struggled with the defacing and pathetic excuse for ‘fame’ that sees tagging scrawled across properties.
Elements of this exhibition are aimed to inform all generations that there is a difference between what we see on the street and what can be done in a fine arts context.
Artists Zena Elliott and Ashlin Kingsley (both based in Hamilton) are exhibiting works that draw on pop culture but have a diverse approach to creating their work.
Elliott who has her masters in Media Arts has exhibited extensively in the Waikato and is known for her large scale paintings playing on the theme of Grand Theft Auto characters.
More recently these have evolved to make commentaries about identity and the artistic environment of which she is involved.
Visual Assault is a repetitive narrative in her work with one-off

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POPUL8 artists Zena Elliott (right) and Ashlin Kingsley with one of Elliott’s city-scapes at Gallery8.

posters for this exhibition featuring city landscapes (similar to that pictured).
Elliott uses stencils, paint and more noticeably aerosol, creating a palette of vibrant hues that is reflective of today’s trends in clothing, skateboarding and music.
Kingsley graduated with Honours in Media Arts and is currently studying to be a teacher.
She uses objects and assorted fabrics as her canvas.

Kingsley sees her work as ‘‘youth orientating - using iconic poses, that are characteristic of youth culture, music, concerts, guitars etc, reflecting on what is now - what is cool."
The artists provide a different art perspective for Te Awamutu.
‘‘By taking this genre to a different place, we’re not confined to our own art scene in the city. We want everyone to share it."
POPUL8 is on dis-

play at Gallery8 until November 15.
The artists will be attending the official opening of the exhibition on Friday night (6-8pm).
ART WORKSHOP Elliott also runs art workshops throughout the North Island and is holding a workshop here on Saturday (10am-3pm) where participants can learn aspects of Pop Art and painting techniques. Contact Gallery8 (ph 871 2068) for further details.

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Dolled up for weekend

An exhibition of cloth dolls, opening tomorrow until Sunday at the Burchell Pavilion, is a new addition to Scream Rosetown Festival.
Two doll makers feature, Lorraine Abernathy from Coromandel and Jill Maas, who makes the trek north from Wanganui.
Mrs Maas has made a career from her unique creations.
‘‘Being exposed to fabrics and textiles at an early age and encouragement at the right time, led me into creative sewing,’’ she says.
‘‘Now, as a doll maker, designer and tutor, I regularly teach my designs throughout New Zealand and parts of Australia.
‘‘I have a range of original patterns marketed her, as well as Australia, the UK and the USA.’’
The range features her ‘My Slightly Weathered Ladies and More’ label is just that, slightly weathered, but not downtrodden. Attitude, a sense of humour and great respect are keys to survival.
Mrs Maas’ doll philosophy is to enjoy her work, share her skills with likeminded people and to continue to challenge herself.
‘‘From start to finish, I never run out of ideas and enjoy the humour they provoke.’’
Using a slightly stretch fabric for the body, and polyester filling, allows her to mould and sculpt to transform the dolls into three

HITCHING to Taihape — Jill Maas style.

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dimensional forms, diving them the character that people can relate to.
Mrs Maas also creates designs using other fibres and textiles, combining them with paint, machine embroidery and beads, creating art dolls and altered books. She also enjoys attending many courses, the likes of felting, painting, machine embroidery, silk, wool, paper clay and textured papers.
‘‘Relating them to my designs

is always an exciting challenge,’’ she says.
‘‘My inspiration comes from life experiences, people, imagination, several favourite artists and my fellow designers even a piece of fabric.’’
In 2004 and 2005 she entered the World of Wearable Arts — her bizarre bra being chosen as a finalist and she has had work published in books and textile magazines in New Zealand and the USA.

Rose Society hosting 51st spring show

This weekend’s annual spring rose show will be the 51st hosted by Te Awamutu Rose Society.
The show at St Patrick’s Hall in Rewi Street, is open to the public from 1pm-6pm on Friday and from

9.30am-4pm on Saturday. There is a $4 admission charge for
adults, while entry is free for children.
Phone entries for show categories close at noon today.

Weather

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Taranaki-King Country encumbent Shane Ardern has been running what he calls an old fashioned campaign — and believes it is what people want.
The current National MP was in the district this week holding meetings in country halls — meeting locals at Te Mata and Te Rahu, as well as knocking on doors and opening with his ‘ute trek’.
And he says turnouts of 30 and 70 respectively represent good numbers for this day and age.
He says a good mix of supporters, rural folk, professionals and businesses people turned out to the meetings and he was able to put forward the national party line

— and explain the importance of ‘two ticks for national’ for those who wanted a change of Government.
Mr Ardern says people need to learn from 2005.
‘‘Either National or Labour will lead the next Government,’’ he says.
‘‘If people want it to be national, then it is important they give us all the votes.’’
He uses an analogy of a rugby test, saying if the All Blacks are playing Australia, score the first try but decide to allocate those five points to a different match, it doesn’t help them win the test in hand.
Mr Ardern says that seemed to strike a chord with people of the dis-

trict. He says both meet-
ings produced some vigorous questioning, which he was glad to respond to.
issues included funding for education — especially the difficulties rural schools had topping up their funding by raising money from their communities, concerns — especially from hard-hit meat and wool farmers, and a general feeling of being sick of being told what to do by the ‘nanny state’.
Mr Ardern says he is genuinely concerned about meat and wool farmers.
He says it is New Zealand’s second largest export sector and the country simply cannot

afford to abandon these

farmers.

Mr Ardern says it

will be a personal chal-

lenge to deal with this

issue.

Another matter close

to his heart ifs forestry,

in which he holds a

portfolio interest.

He says the industry

is not as strong as Aus-

tralia, despite New Zea-

land being a better grow-

ing country for logs.

The difference is

almost everything else:

unreliable

power

sources; difficulties get-

ting resource consents; non-competitive depreciation rates; noncompetitive tax rates; non-competitive ACC regulations; a difficult Employment Relations Act.
Mr Ardern says when it comes to investors looking to spend huge sums of money, these factors make New Zealand a second choice in their minds — another matter he believes will need to be addressed if the country is to experience growth.

Democrats for Social Credit candidate

Iain Parker, Democrats for Social Credit candidate for Taranaki-King Country, says it is becoming clearer that many in the electorate are ‘‘not winning’’.
Mr Parker says the last 10 years as a truck driver, while waiting for his truck to be loaded and unloaded, has given him plenty of time to study the impact of currency and banking upon human development from the first point of recording history, as well as completing an extramural level 3 Certificate in New Zealand Public Sector Knowledge.
‘‘I had intended to try to start a new political movement for reform of the seriously flawed foreign regulation of our deposit taking institutes and financial sector.
‘‘Then I recently stumbled across the website of the Democrats for Social Credit and discovered that they had everything I was looking for — tried and tested solutions to provide a more equitable future for my children, the nation and the human family.’’
‘‘Social Credit is about removing corruption from democracy and capitalism to make it work how it is currently being sold to us, but not being delivered.’’
Mr Parker (39) lives in Stratford and is married with two children.

Putting his oar in for Green Party

Trans-Atlantic Rowing Race winner Rob Hamill is calling on Taranaki-King Country to Party Vote Green in Saturday’s General Election.
In 1997, Rob Hamill and Phil Stubbs completed the Trans-Atlantic Rowing Race in 41 days, two hours. This feat was not only a world record, but they were also seven days ahead of their nearest competitor. Rob has also won a silver medal at the World Championships in 1994, gold at the Commonwealth Regatta, and a world record on the indoor rowing machine. He also represented New Zealand at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. Rob is a motivational speaker and the author of the Naked Rower.
‘‘Although political ambitions have never registered highly with me, when Jeanette Fitzsimons asked me to consider standing in Taranaki-King Country to highlight the importance of a Party Vote for the Greens, I found it difficult to say no,’’ says Mr Hamill, who lives at Te Pahu in the north of the electorate.
Mr Hamill says the Greens are the only party with a commitment to driving policy towards a sustainable future. ‘‘For example, serious issues like the scary implications of genetically engineered food barely register with the major parties, as they lock horns over tax and interest rate cuts.
‘‘Likewise, when the very real benefits of organic farming are mentioned, the shutters go down.’’

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