Feilding Herald : November 24th 2011
5 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2011 NEWS Friendly Feilding's Open for Christmas Shopping For relaxed family shopping with a smile Free parking No traffic lights or crowded malls Boutique & speciality shopping with great cafes Local values by local owners C lSi g b skers & roaming entertainment For December we are open every Saturday & Sunday Late nights every Wednesday hristmas Eve until the last customer leaves Carol Singers, bus F Ch l C 4163485AA Organised by Feilding Promotion Inc. Ph 323 3318 MCVERRY CRAWFORD MOTORS 360 WELLINGTON ROAD, MARTON, TEL (06) 327 8138 A/H DAVE - (06) 327 7082 • A/H BOB - (06) 327 4419 MCVERRY CRAWFORD $23,995 2005 MITSUBISHI PAJERO EXCEED 3800cc, air bags, air con, CD player, ABS brakes, full leather, 7 seats. Great value at just 4193391AA 4202593AA Kimbolton Road, Feilding Phone 323 4054 Locally Owned & Operated MULTI-FIT DISPENSER RID THE HOUSE OF FLIES, SPIDERS AND OTHER PESTS $42.91 71 Fergusson Street, Feilding Phone/Fax 06 323 3223 4197367AA Christmas gift ideas lightweight for posting Cardigans jackets scarves gloves socks hats PLUS Genuine pashminas merino scarves baby gift sets alpaca scarves knitting kits tapestry items alpaca & silk tops 10% OFF all possum and merino clothing WOOL SALE Manufacturer's Stock Clearance e.g. Aspire 8ply 100 gm balls 70% wool, 30% alpaca Were $19.50 per ball Now only $11 While stocks last Stock up or buy a garment lot for an overseas knitter for Christmas! great range of patterns available Winners: Kairanga School became the 62nd winners of the prestigious Craig Cup presented by the Manawatu- Oroua Boys' and Girls' Agricultural Club president Colin Oliver last week. Photo: DENISE GUNN Kairanga wins Craig Cup By DENISE GUNN firstname.lastname@example.org Kairanga School became the 62nd winners of the prestigious Craig Cup. The cup is awarded for points earned by a culmination of pupils efforts in raising and exhibiting lambs and calves at the school s lamb and calf day, and at the district s Championship Day, and also by growing garden plots. Pupils also earned points by recording their pet s or garden s progress in a diary. The Craig Cup was donated to the Manawatu Oroua Boys and Girls Agricultural Club in 1949 by Roy Craig of Taikorea. Mr Craig won the cup in 1912 for showing his champion Clydes- dale mare. After winning the trophy on four more occasions, he was per- mitted to retain it. This year 18 calves and 28 lambs were raised for Kairanga School s lamb and calf day with 11 of those entries exhibited at Championship Day. A total of 13 schools participated in the recent Cham- pionship Day, held in Rongotea, with close to 100 exhibits. Manawatu-Oroua Boys and Girl s Agricultural Club president Colin Oliver has been involved with the club s organisation work for 40 years. It s good for the children, he said. It teaches them how to handle and care for animals and it stands for the rest of their life. They are learning without realising. Mr Oliver presented the Craig Cup to Kairanga School last week. Kairanga School principal Alastair Schaw said he was really proud of the children who com- peted and the efforts they put into their animals and gardens. This year the standard was very high. The love and care built up between the children and animals is really important, Mr Schaw said. It s a celebration of our rural roots and the tradition gives them a good sense of belonging. Kairanga School also won the B & A Cup, awarded to the school with the most points earned at the district s Champion Day. Consent 'limiting' Limited: Manfeild Park Trust says its current noise consent conditions are limiting business. Photo: SANDRA CROSBIE The screeching of tyres and the roar of engines may be heard more often in Feilding, if Manfeild Park s noise con- sent is changed. The complex hopes to increase the number of events it can hold on its racing circuit, as the current consent conditions are restraining for the business. The park s Noise Management Plan, issued by Manawatu District Council, restricts the number of events that can be held -- at a certain volume -- during each year. For category A -- the loudest events on the track -- the maximum volume is 90 decibels and these events can be held 20 times a year, and only six of these events can be held on a Sunday or a public holiday. Manfeild Park Trust chairman Ben Vanderkolk and chief executive Heather Verry attended a council meeting last week to discuss the park s annual performance. The pair told councillors the trust wanted the noise plan conditions changed. Mr Vanderkolk said the current con- sent was limiting to the business. We haven t made any submission to the council yet but we will be, he said. We re always conscious of the restraints and restrictions. Our business model has changed over the years and we need to stretch out into the commercial market. There is increasing demand for rec- reational use at the park. Mr Vanderkolk said it was compliant and had been for many years. It s a restriction we ve had in place for many years. We re very careful about it, but we would like to be able to hold more events for sport testing and recreation. He said the restrictions meant the park could not market the circuit, and make the most of it. Mr Vanderkolk said he was not sure when the changes would be put to council, but he hoped it would happen soon. The Feilding Herald would like to hear the views of Feilding residents. Email them to feilding.herald.co.nz or deliver to the office in Fergusson St.
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