Feilding Herald : December 1st 2011
13 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 LOOKING BACK 71 Manchester Street • Ph: 323 4933 Jarvis Walker Mirage series fishing sets 6'6" Spin set $39.95 8' Kahawai set $49.95 10' Surf set $59.95 12' Surf set $79.95 All sets contain rod, reel & nylon line Sport Spot Ray & Philip's ROD CLEARANCE Jarvis Walker Pro series boat rods • Power core design • Under & Over bound guides • Integrated solid tip rod 10 -- 12Kg, 12 -- 15Kg, 15 -- 24Kg rated rods Priced from $39.00 We also stock a huge range of lures, hooks and equipment. 4220654AA JARVIS WALKER 4210056AB COMMITTEE/BOARD MEETINGS The following two District Health Board Committees, and one Board meeting, are scheduled to be held in December 2011. Tuesday 6.12.11 8.30am Hospital Advisory Committee 1pm Community & Public Health Advisory Committee Please note change of venue for the Community and Public Health Advisory Committee. It will be held in the Education Centre, o Ruahine Street, access via Gate 11. Tuesday 20.12.11 10am Board meeting The Hospital Advisory Committee and Board meetings will be held in the board room, Board O ce, access via Gate 2, Heretaunga Street, Palmerston North. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Board O ce reception, (06) 350 8061. Alexander House Rest Home Our home provides you with all your home comforts in an friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Full time, day and respite care by trained and caring staff. Sunny room available. Phone Sheryl and Graham Alexander House 126 Denbigh Street, Feilding Phone 323 9326 4221422AA Kimbolton Road, Feilding Phone 323 4054 Locally Owned & Operated KIWICARE BUG BOMB Convenient, clean, efficient, do it yourself bug control. Eliminates most crawling and flying insects including borer on the wing. 4202615AA 104 Manchester Street, Feilding firstname.lastname@example.org www.tricklebanks.co.nz Phone 06 323 5327 Finance available, see instore for details and Terms & Conditions Tricklebanks Plumbing Prompt, efficient service & guaranteed workmanship • drains • spouting • gasfitting • roofing • heating • bathrooms PLUMBING we'll take care of it all SUPER GOLD CARDS WELCOME 'criteria applies' 4217991AA 4222560AA An Arbor Day remembered By MARILYN WIGHTMAN, Manager, Feilding and Districts Community Archives feildingarchive.org. LOOKINGBACK Back in time: In 1965 these Norfolk Pines were planted as an Arbour Day project. Today these flourishing trees remind us of the foresight groups such as Keep Feilding Beautiful and Rotary have with their planting projects. Just beside the Oroua Bridge on Aorangi St, the flourishing grove of trees planted a few years ago includes many native plants. This is one fine example of the projects recently undertaken by Keep Feilding Beautiful. Over the years there have been many similar projects to en- hance the town's green areas. When driving past the railway station, heading towards the Oroua Bridge again, how many people know the story about the line of large norfolk pine trees that grace the railway land? The Feilding and Districts Com- munity Archive processes items that are catalogued. As the district's history is sorted many intriguing stories emerge. This story was recently brought to light by volunteers who were cataloguing work. It is an article from The Feilding Herald. Feilding Herald, August 5, 1965, Twenty Norfolk Pines planted at Feilding's Arbor Day observance. Twenty Norfolk Pines were planted on the railway embank- ment in Aorangi Street on Wednesday in Feilding's civic observance of Arbor Day. The trees were a gift from the Feild- ing Rotary Club. For the Mayor of Feilding, Mr H J Dewe MBE, it was the last Arbor Day at which he would officiate. Mr Dewe is not stand- ing for re-election in October. In the official ceremony, trees were planted by the President of the Rotary Club, Mr I B Man- dahl, and pupils of Feilding schools. Mr Mandahl said the Rotary Club appreciated the need for progress. The reason it had donated the trees was to take a further step in cleaning up an area which had been an eye-sore for quite a long time. We hope they will be cared for by the young people who will live to see them in their prime, just as we see the mature trees around us today,'' he said. Trees planted years ago in Kowhai Park, for instance, today gave pleasure to many people. The tree planters were: Feild- ing Agricultural High School: Julia Nash and John Thomp- son; Feilding Intermediate: Margaret Bells and Trevor Riddle; Manchester Street School: Mary Carthew and Gra- ham Stewart; North Street School: Alison Cotton and Keith Reynolds; Lytton Street School: Margaret Parker and Tony Skipper; St. Joseph's: Sonia Emery and Allen Curnow; St. Dominic's: Myrene Alien and Colin Beasley. Mr Dewe said that the observance of Arbor Day was not merely for custom's sake but that some constructive lesson might be learned about the need for tree planting. I trust each one of you will go from here today, feeling you have gained knowledge that will be useful in your general education. Those of you who are interested in languages will, of course, know the word arbor'' is a Latin word meaning a tree. Here in New Zealand, our official day for Arbor Day is the first Wednesday in August of each year but, in practice, is any convenient day in the month of August. In most countries, as in New Zealand, man did not seem to realise and appreciate all that trees mean to the life of our country, and men went ahead almost indis- criminately denuding the land of its forests,'' he said. See that we plant with vision so that when we plant, the trees will be where they will do most good and be most admired. But our duty does not stop there. We, as citizens, have a res- ponsibility to see that trees are cared for, that they are free from vandalism, and that I suggest is where you young people as the future citizens of our country, can give great and valuable assistance.''
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