Feilding Herald : November 24th 2011
8 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2011 OPINION Your Community Christian Churches Feilding Christian Leaders Network Sunday 27th November Advent 1 8am Feilding 9.45am Feilding 10am Colyton 10am Kiwitea 5pm Feilding Wednesday 10am Feilding Contact: 323 4026 or 323 7050 4205828AA SUNDAY WORSHIP 10am Knox 10am St James Kimbolton Tuesdays 9.15 & 10.30am Little Groovers FEILDING OROUA PRESBYTERIAN PARISH North Street 4205846AA SUNDAY 9.00am Worship 10.30am Worship FEILDING FAMILY CHURCH (St Pauls - PCANZ) G All Welcome Graeme Turnbull Ph (06) 323 4366 Cnr Church & Grey Sts 4101300AA 4202377A A The Hub Church meets at the St John Ambulance building, Bowen Street, 10:30am on Sundays Visitors welcome www.thehubchurch.org.nz 4201503AA Watson Real Estate Ltd Licensed under REAA 2008 email@example.com www.watsonproperty.co.nz Michael Ford AREINZ, ANZIV, SPINZ WK: 06 323 8601 M: 027 542 4707 A/H: 06 328 7890 My Crystal Ball Regards, Michael Iget asked on almost a daily basis, "What are values going to do?" The truth is that none of us actually know, but we are entitled to our informed opinions. New Zealanders are more ready to latch on to a bad news story than the people of many other countries, and so Journalists have a responsibility to not sensationalise a pessimistic opinion, in my opinion. Many Journalists have not been responsible in this regard when it comes to predictions of house price movements over the last 8 years. In Feilding, Palmerston North and the Manawatu District, we are experiencing a growth in population. This is modest, but it is positive, and many of our near neighbours are not. This is good for property value growth. We know that over the last 40 years at least, property values have doubled every 8 years on average, but not evenly. The doomsday economists have replaced their predictions of 50% falls (Listener April 2009) with projections of a period of stagnation while incomes and rents catch up. After tax incomes locally have increased 8% - 10% in the last few years and rents have risen, so these are positive. There are more and more people wanting to shake off the shackles of the downturn and get on with it. Life is short, waiting until everything is perfect before acting/buying will be a long long wait! So what do I think? A steady as she goes period with modest value increase. No big change either way for a year or two. A stable market where decisions should be made on the basis of lifestyle needs and wants rather than market conditions. The Lenders are being helpful to Buyers, so take advantage of that. 4194937AA 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 2400cc, auto, 4WD on demand, 6 airbags, full spec, 7 seater, CD player, ABS brakes. 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Teleads, 11am Tuesday 75 Fergusson Street 255 Broadway Avenue FEILDING MARTON T: 06 323 5839 T: 06 327 8671 E: firstname.lastname@example.org E: email@example.com Reaching into every property in the Manawatu & Rangitikei districts 29,000 READERS EVERY WEEK Sandra Crosbie, Terry Karatau, Denise Gunn, Tracy Sharples, Gavin Allanson, Deb McKay, Kathy Graham, Lisa Henson, Karen Earle, Bobbie Nicholls, Linda Lambess, Joan Ford LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Over the Tea Cups John Key has a good dose of foot-in-mouth disorder -- in supposedly private conversations with colleagues, why would this be any different? It is such revelations of honesty that change governments. No wonder his supporters are so defensive. If he can t cope with the heat in the kitchen he should get out of it. Ian Ritchie Fresh or frozen nonsense I am puzzled. I hear candidates in the locals electorates talking about more opportunity for jobs and employment, but their own parties (Labour and Greens especially) have anti-business and development policies. In order for a person to have a job they need someone to be able to employ them, and of course be employable! Policies like increasing minimum wages, making inaccurate claims about farming profitability, talking about the importance of the rural economy but taxing them under the questionable science of the ETS and saying that we should be significantly reducing the number of animals we farm. One thing that people can do to get employed is to be educated. There are plenty of opportunities in this region to gain skills through education, we have great schools, a world class university and UCOL to name a few. Removing GST on fruit and veges is even more puzzling. Take the GST off a fresh apple, but leave it on the tinned apples -- they have the same nutritional values, (and sometimes packaged foods better nutrition value). Why? And a packaged food that is grown in NZ -- like frozen peas employs New Zealanders in jobs! Where are Labour going to differentiate between what is fresh or not. At certain times of the year broccoli is cheaper frozen...butleave GST on that -- strange. There is a global financial crisis going on in Europe -- countries like Spain and Greece have some major issues from years of socialist spending and borrowing. We need policies and Governments that help out the small and big business so they can employ Kiwis, spend money and yes, pay tax! My support is going to people like Ian McKelvie and Leonie Hapeta -- they know how to run successful business, employ locals, are realistic and make sense. Gary Massicks Farms bring home the bacon Firstly let me congratulate you on the appearance of two very good letters. To the subject. Considering that Manawatu District Council covers a fair portion of the Rangitikei Electorate I must question the fitness of Mr McKelvie to represent that electorate in parliament. It has nothing to do with politics but everything to do with the boundary change circus. Mr McKelvie is very much in favour, as is his council, or at least until the public know the voting figures at the MDC meeting that approved the shambolic agreement. For myself, and I believe a good many other ratepayers, if I am looking for prosperity for New Zealanders in general rather than Palmerston North in particular, I would tie myself to agriculture rather than property development or grocery deliveries. A Stewart Feilding Residents refuse change In protest: Feilding man Milton Pedley with his fake MDC (McKelvie Democracy Council) sign, that has been denied permission to display in Feilding -- by the MDC. Photo: ROBERT KITCHEN. An assortment of anticipated appeals against shifting Palmerston North s boundaries deep into Manawatu dis- trict are taking shape. More than 80 people opposed to the boundary change met last week to dis- cuss strategies, and several individuals, including elected members from both councils, are planning to appeal. A committee of 12 was formed to co- ordinate efforts. Others who made submissions against the change, including com- mittee member Kim Morrison, are con- sidering whether to lodge their own appeals or piggy-back as parties to other appeals. The two mayors have promoted the change to encourage economic growth and job creation by easing the cross- boundary issues thwarting develop- ments, particularly near Milson Air- port. The change was also designed to protect the outer ring road around the city. Ms Morrison said the depth of com- munity feeling against the change was surprising. It s not just a group of old guys -- there were a lot of younger people at the meeting. Manawatu resident Milton Pedley, has had his plans to mount a one-man protest in the streets of Feilding denied by the district council. Mr Ped- ley had a sign made that plays on the district s logo and alludes to mayor Ian McKelvie s national party candidacy. He is angry Mr McKelvie has promoted the change that takes 10 per cent of Manawatu s territory and some 2000 residents into the city.
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