Feilding Herald : December 1st 2011
4 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 NEWS 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. 4226916AA NOMINATE A GOOD BUGGER! Someone who has gone the extra mile! Did something without having to be asked! Lent a helping hand! Write 75-100 words about the person you have nominated and deliver to the Feilding Herald no later than 3pm Friday 9 December One selected lucky bugger will Win a S hl Chainsaw Courtesy Richard Baker Owner S hl Shop 30 Aorangi Street, Feilding. Winner will be announced 15 December NOW THAT IS A GOOD DEAL! (in associa on with S hl Good Bugger giveaway) 4222577AA Young Bulls rider takes out third placing in motocross challenge Championship bid: Riley Campbell, 11, of Bulls, placed third in the recent New Zealand Mini Motocross Champion- ships. Photo: SUPPLIED By DENISE GUNN firstname.lastname@example.org It was third time lucky for Riley Campbell, of Bulls, when he placed third in the nine to 11 years 65cc class at the New Zealand Mini Motocross Championships in Reefton. Riding his KTM65sx 2011, 11-year-old Riley competed against 47 other riders to take his place on the podium. Although feeling a little nervous, anxious and excited while competing in the class, Riley said those feelings turned to happi- ness after he crossed the line in third place. It was an unbelievable feeling,'' he said. Riley's parents, Brett and Tracy, said they were very proud of him. Riley got involved in motorbikes when his father bought him a PW50. I started off doing trail rides,'' said Riley. This was followed by starting out in motocross competitions as a six-year-old. Riley now belongs to four clubs and com- petes almost every weekend. I belong to the Taupo Club so once a month I travel to Taupo to race. I have competed in 42 meetings so far,'' he said. Although Riley doesn't have his own track, he makes the most of club days and dirt days, getting in practice where and when he can. Also at Flipps motocross track when Dad can get time off work,'' said Riley. Marty Field also lets me practise at his farm -- thanks Marty.'' When practising and in the lead-up to competitions, Riley concentrates on corner speed, choosing the best lines and following the advice given to him by his father. In addition to his KTM65cc 2011, Riley has a new KTM65sx 2012. I like it because it's got heaps of power and has really good brakes,'' said Riley. The Bulls School year 6 pupil said he enjoys everything about motocross. Racing, meeting and making new friends, and, of course, winning is always good. When I am not racing, I love watching the juniors and senior race,'' he said. Riley has set his short-term goal to train and prepare for the Woodville GP in Janu- ary. His long-term goals include winning his club events. He would like to become a world cham- pion one day. I would like to thank my sponsors, AFC Motorcycles, Graphic Head Quarters, Rhys Carter Coaching, Campbell Logging, and Mum and Dad for the many hours of hard work it takes to keep me racing,'' Riley said. Food drive for workers By LAURA WALTERS CMP Rangitikei workers have been locked out for more than a month and their cupboards are looking bare, but Marton's Maori Wardens are doing their best to help the children and animals of those who are short of dough. The Marton Maori Wardens ran a food drive for the CMP workers last Saturday, collecting two trailer loads of food and goods. The community supported the food drive by giving canned goods, food, and toys. Food drive organiser Mike Keefe said the wardens were approached by the union to give the locked-out workers a hand. Mr Keefe said there had been feuding between those who had signed individual contracts, and those who were still striking. However, he said the wardens wanted to offer help to whoever needed it. We do not differentiate,'' he said. We are doing it for the sake of those children . . . They need food regardless of who's on which side.'' Mr Keefe said pets were suffering as well as people, and they hoped to collect some cat and dog food. It was hard for families with Christmas just around the corner, he said. The wardens collected food and goods, by going door to door from 9am to 6pm last Saturday. Mr Keefe said they went to the neighbourhood where a lot of CMP workers lived, because those families understood what it was like. A lot of people over there are strugglers like everyone else.'' If people decided to sign individual contracts, or the situation was resolved, all the leftover food would be be donated to the Marton food bank. Maori Warden John Abraham said he appreciated the work of the six wardens who gave up their day to help families in need. Mr Abraham said they were not sure whether they would run another drive in the future. It would depend on when CMP workers and the company came to a resolution, he said.
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