Feilding Herald : November 24th 2011
3 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2011 NEWS 35 Manchester Square, Feilding • 323 4058 Davey Hughes the quintessential Kiwi outdoorsman Davey will be instore at PaperPlus Feilding Thursday 1 December, 7pm-9pm To share his ripping yarns Tickets $10 Proceeds to Search & Rescue Includes refreshments & nibbles International Hunter, Traveller & Storyteller It's time to put your thinking caps on and decide on a theme for your float in the 2011 Marton Christmas Parade -- let's build on last years HUGE success and keep the momentum going. SATURDAY DECEMBER 3RD 2011 Santa's Cave Open 2pm onwards @ Marton Historical Cottage Dont miss Spitfire Fly Over on day! Prizes for: Best Commercial Float Best Community Float Best School or Kindy Float MARTON JAYCEES CHRISTMAS PARADE Entry is FREE and forms are available at McVerry Crawford, Rangitikei Mail Office or we can post one to you. Please contact us if you have any queries. Brendan Williams 021 518 411 The Christmas Parade is a chance to showcase your business or organization to the people of Marton and to give something back to the community that supports you -- because Christmas is a time of giving. Starting at 3.30pm followed by Marton Christmas Party in the Park Proud Sponsors of Parade : Alf Downs & Co, McVerry Crawford Motors, J & J Walters Ltd, R.D.C, Downer Works and Rotorwork Ltd. 4193379AA J.D's Linen Shop 68 Manchester Street, Feilding Phone 323 8933 Weekdays 9.00am -- 5.30pm, Saturdays 9.30am -- 3.00pm Now open Sundays 10.00am -- 2.00pm JD's Linen Shop • Bed Spreads • Throws & Covers • 100% cotton separate sheets • Great gift ideas January to December we've got you covered www.jdslinenshop.co.nz • We can courier or post to you. 4194955AA Teamwork based on trust Water wise: Daniel Pinfold and Gareth Campbell's dedication to their training with the Feilding Volunteer Fire Brigade has been rewarded by placing second in the country in the National Waterways Competition. Photo: SUPPLIED By LAURA WALTERS A two-man team from Feilding s Volunteer Fire Brigade came second in the National Waterways Competition held in Carterton this month. It was the first time the Feilding Fire Brigade had put a two-man team into the competition that tested the speed and accu- racy of the teams call out procedures. The Feilding team of Daniel Pinfold and Gareth Campbell competed against 17 other volunteer fire brigade teams from around the country. The pair ended with the best aggregate time, and did not incur any penalties, but in the end were beaten by the Tairua team. The team qualified for the national com- petition after winning the North Island con- test. The Waterways competition required the teams to shoot down discs using the hose. There was also a four-man team category, which Feilding did not compete in.Mr Pinfold said the competition helped bring firefighters from around the country together. It helped build good camaraderie with other people. There was a lot of training to prepare the team for the competition, he said. But the pair s strength lay in their youth. Probably being young helped. The pair planned to make it to the next national competition in 2013. We ve got unfinished business, he said. The competition was usually held at the end of February, but had to be postponed because of the Christchurch earthquake. South Island fire fighters were called to Christchurch, and other brigades were on stand-by. Mr Pinfold, 25, and Mr Campbell, 29, both work fulltime as electricians and had been part of Feilding s fire brigade for four years. Mr Pinfold said his boss was understand- ing of his obligation to the fire service as he had been involved in the brigade for a long time. The team s coach Ian Gilchrist said he expected the pair to do as well as they did. There was a lot of training and travelling involved, he said. It helps them have confidence in each other. It was important to have trust and confi- dence in other on the job, Mr Gilchrist said. Feilding s Chief Fire Officer Peter Guard said the brigade had a long history of entering these events and there are people in the service who passed their knowledge on to younger members. What it does is it gives them exposure to how other brigades are doing things. Mr Guard was in the team that won the National competition in 1989. But it was harder to get young people involved in these events now, he said. Mr Guard said the main difference between volunteer brigades, like Feilding s, and paid brigades were the sense of com- munity: We are doing it for our com- munity, and volunteering our time. We live in a really neat community. Six men from the Feilding brigade came second in the Australasian Rescue Chal- lenge this year and hope to get to the World Competition in London next October. Feilding s Volunteer Fire Brigade has about 40 volunteers, and answers an aver- age of 300 calls a year. Crystal homes: by Diamond Homes New 2 and 3 bedroom homes fully erected on site From $122,750.00 inc GST For Crystal Cut Action Phone Ben or Monica NOW BIG ON VALUE LOW ON PRICE Prices now include: 752 Main Street Palmerston North www.diamondhomes.co.nz email@example.com Ph: 06 355 4448 Fax: 06 355 4449 ¸ Floor Coverings ¸ Double Glazing ¸ Pre Finished Exterior ¸ Standard Ser vices ¸ Building Consent & ¸ Code of Compliance 4202395AA Hughes nabs top award Winner: The Accolade St home which has won the prestigious Registered Master Builders House of the Year for Brent Hughes, left. By BOBBIE NICHOLLS Feilding company B W Hughes Building Ltd has won the Registered Master Builders House of the Year new home under $250,000 category. The appropriately addressed home in Accolade St was judged the best in the region and at the awards dinner on Saturday night was announced as the national winner for its category. We have won regional golds since we first entered the competition in 1992, Brent Hughes said. But to win the national award is just unbeliev- able. It s great for the company to be recognised with a national award. The award coming to Feilding shows that you don t have to be a big city, big company to have the best building standards in New Zealand. Mr Hughes and his wife Pam were at the awards dinner to collect the framed certificate in person. It was a great evening and I must congratulate the organisers on putting on a very enjoyable din- ner. This will really put Feilding on the map. You can t get better advertising than this.
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