Feilding Herald : December 1st 2011
25 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 Christmas Gift Ideas Manawatu's Largest Gift Range OPEN WEDNESDAY LATE NIGHTS 7•14•21December Clocks & Paintings Placemats & Coasters Picnic chiller bags & Shoppers TURNERS GIFTS & LUGGAGE 4217223AA Hand made NZ chocolates Celebrate Christmas at the Rabbit December Christmas Parties from $85/pp Dinner, Bed and Breakfast --- from $150 pp *** CHRISTMAS EVE TO BOXING DAY*** 2 Night Package, Christmas Eve supper, Menus on request BOOK NOW Ph: 06 388 9160 or 027 286 9477 Red Rabbit Countryrest B&B 624 Torere Rd, RD3, Taihape. (12 km Southeast of Taihape on route to Gravity Canyon Bungy) 4218019AA Christmas feast, breakfasts - from $250 pp 2 double guest rooms - Sleep up to 6. Phone (06) 327 8562• Fax (06) 327 5280 firstname.lastname@example.org Dementia Care now available 4207672AA Plan for Christmas and enjoy it more SORTED It's easy to get carried away at Christmas. With so many gifts to buy, parties to go to and holidays to enjoy, you can end up spending a lot more than you expected. So plan in advance to decide what you really want to give, eat and do, so that you can enjoy the holidays with less of a financial hangover. Plan your presents Decide how presents are going to work this year. There are lots of ways of taking the pressure off -- like only buying for one family member each, secret santa arrangements, or spending caps on gifts for each other. Even with children you can tell them gifts are going to be smaller or fewer this year (it's up to you whether you use this as an opportunity to teach them about money, or explain that Santa is concerned about the carbon footprint of hauling around such big gifts). Plan your menu Have you noticed that every time you go to the supermarket you come back with a lot more than you need? Write a really good list before you go and do a big shop once. Then you can take advantage of your supermarket Christmas club or higher petrol discount offers. Not only will you avoid buying things you don't need, you also won't get that Christmas morning panic that you have forgotten something. Budget for it Even if you are planning to put some of your Christmas shopping on your credit card, having a budget will keep the spending in control. As well as presents and food, add in any costs for travel- ling, entertaining and special activities. Don't forget you also have all the usual costs of rent, power and food. Have a look at what the interest rate is on your credit card; now might be a good time to switch to a lower rate. If you spend less at Christmas, you'll start the year in a much bet- ter position. You can find out how to make a budget at sorted.org.nz, or you can get personalised advice from a budget adviser on 0508 BUDGET LINE (0508 283 438). Young golfer tees off Open player: Josh Munn playing in the Manawatu Open at Hokowhitu in October. Photo Fairfax Customers at Feilding's Pizza Piazza will not be served by one of the usual staff this week, as Josh Munn is playing in the New Zealand Open Golf tour- nament in Southland. Although still an amateur and only 20 years old, Munn has been invited to play in the pro event from December 1 to 4. It is a huge recognition of his ability as a golfer and an indication of where we can expect to see him in coming years. Unfortunately he is not eligible for any of the prize money, but he will be playing just as determinedly as if the money was the goal. Pizza Piazza is owned by his parents Kathleen and Steve Munn, and although they live in Palmerston North, they said the customers are very supportive of their son, and often ask after him. This week they will be watching the Open with keen interest. Munn and his 16 year old brother Trent were in Gisborne last week, representing Manawatu in the Toro Interprovincial golf tournament. Mrs Munn reported that the team came seventh in the tournament. They were just 1/2 point from mak- ing the semi finals. Josh played number 1. He won three games and lost three games. Two of the losses were on the 18th, so very tight matches. He was 18 shots under for the week.'' Josh Munn is part of the Srixon Development Squad. Playing and practicing every day all year to achieve his desired level of fitness and game, he does not have a lot of time to earn a living, so working nights at the family business is important. He pays his own way at tournaments and is saving to go to Australian Amateur Tournament next year. He went to Singapore this year for the Asian Ama- teur with four other New Zealanders and said they were treated like kings. It is a lifestyle he aspires to. He would like to play in USA and Canada. In the meantime he is looking for sponsorship to help him reach his goals and the pizzeria is selling licorice as one of his fundraisers.
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