Feilding Herald : November 24th 2011
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STYLE INC - HAIR & BEAUTY DAY SPA, FEILDING View by appointment 2012 FEILDING CALENDARS Images from the Manawatu District taken by the Feilding Herald photographers. Orders taken now In time for overseas posting (25 Nov 2011) 75 Fergusson St Feilding Ph 323 5839 $15 with envelope Send to family and friends photos from home, local scenes, local places. 4202602AA Escape to Rangitikei Scenic: The beauty of Rangitikei is just one aspect being marketed about the district to Christchurch. Photo: TERRY KARATAU By LAURA WALTERS ARangitikei group with an unusual name has set up a new initiative to help out quake-stricken Cantabrians. The Green Plum Group is adver- tising the Rangitikei District in a Christchurch paper as a place to visit, relax, and maybe even stay. Group member and Project Marton co-ordinator Cath Ash said the group was trying to offer Cantabrians an escape from their grief in a sensitive way. The Green Plum Group had only been around for the past four months and this was their first big project. We are trying to help out our fellow New Zealanders,'' Ms Ash said. The two-page advertising feature selling the Rangitikei District's beauty to the quake-ravaged area, will run in the Christchurch Mail on December 21. We have the most amazing dis- trict to live in,'' she said. Ms Ash said people, such as her- self, were moving to the area from the bigger cities, because of the lifestyle, business opportunities, and the cheaper cost of living. The group was selling the area to Cantabrians as a place to consider living before jumping the ditch to Australia. According to Statistics New Zea- land, migration from New Zealand since March 2011 had been up, when departures from Christchurch jumped following the earthquake. Departures of Christchurch residents numbered 600 in June 2011, up from 500 in June 2010. Between March and May 2011, departures from Christchurch were almost double those in the same months last year. Ms Ash said it was important for people to see what the country had to offer before going to Australia. Let's shout about it now.'' The group's advertisements promoted the central location of the Rangitikei area. Taihape, Mangaweka, Hunter- ville, Marton, Bulls, and Sanson all lie along State Highway 1 which made these towns great for busi- nesses or trades people, Ms Ash said. The opportunity for business is huge.'' Rangitikei also boasted some fan- tastic schools, she said. Huntley School, Nga Tawa Diocesan School, Turakina Maori Girls' College, and Rangitikei Col- lege were all within the Rangitikei area. Ms Ash said it was a beautiful area that a lot of people did not know existed. Earlier in the year the Green Plum Group came up with the idea of inviting Christchurch families to stay in the empty Air Force married quarters houses in Bulls. However, the Government said the families would have to pay mar- ket value for renting the houses if they had wanted to stay in the them. Though that plan did not work out, Ms Ash was confident that Rangitikei had what it took to attract new residents to the area. The Green Plum Group, named after the cafe they first met at, relied on funding and sponsorship to finance their projects. We need to get creative and inventive with sponsorship,'' Ms Ash said. Historic: Oroua Downs School pupils take part in world record attempt. Photo: DENISE GUNN Record in stacking It was all hands-on deck as Oroua Downs School pupils went cup-crazy last week in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record in sport stacking. With each pupil using 10 specially designed plastic cups, the children took part in what Guinness World Records terms the World's Largest Sport Stacking Event''. Sport stackers from all over the globe up-stacked and down-stacked various pyramids in prescribed patterns at speed for at least 30 minutes at a time. Oroua Downs School principal Richard Lloyd said the students had been practicing for the event since last term. Mr Lloyd has been involved with sport stacking for four years. Originally I wanted to get some for my class I was teaching and found that difficult to do. It seems to have the right com- bination of competition, to cater for my sports nuts, but also seemed to engage those students that weren't participating in regular organised sports.'' In 2007 Mr Lloyd and a business partner established a company called Speed Stacks (NZ). I just wanted cups for the class,'' he said. Some children have now pur- chased their own [cups] and we are looking at getting a sport pack so all classes can build it into their PE programmes.'' World Sport Stacking Association founder and CEO Bob Fox said the Guinness event is a wonderful way to bring together sport stackers across the globe. Mr Lloyd said staff are looking to set up an organised sport stacking club within the school next year. Hopefully we will have some students who will want to compete at the national championships held in Palmerston North each year.'' The Guinness Book of Records stack-up event coincided with the announcement of New Zealand's Black Stacks team. Members will travel to Germany in April for the 2012 World Sport Stacking Cham- pionships.
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