Feilding Herald : December 8th 2011
29 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011 hone 2 479 Pedleys Nursery 32 Queen Street, Feilding Phone: 323 4729 plant now! plant now! GARDEN ORNAMENTS Lovely selection of ornaments large and small GARDEN TOOLS Quality English designed tools, stainless steel with oak handles. Several sizes. 4235541AA Summer colour -- great range to choose from 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 THANKS TO Trev's Plumbing Barry Hollis Plumbing Tim Geange Plumbing Manawatu Plumbing & Maintenance Tricklebanks Plumbing & Heating Butler Plumbing Ltd Special thanks to the public for dropping off their old tapware. SUPPORTING MANCHESTER HOUSE Re-cycle your old tapware take it into My Plumbing Depot and support our local Social Services agency - Manchester House 19-21 Eyre Street, Feilding Ph: 06 323 3055 • Fax 06 323 3455 LOCAL FEILDING PLUMBERS AND Donated this Month: $359:00 4244983AA 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' 4232423AA 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 NOW $14,995 WAS $16,995 2010 HYUNDAI GETZ 1600cc, auto, air con, CD player, airbags, ABS brakes, NZ new. 4227987AA By SANDRA CROSBIE Drive 'em: Brad Powell, Ken Meehan, George Frear, Stu Cooper (the 49 per cent manager) and Jordan Dare are all local drivers of KB Cowboys who take their team to the South Island for competition. Photo: SUPPLIED Stock car win for northerners Ken Meehan is a proud man. His team of local stock car drivers have enjoyed competing in a South Island competition -- a competition he helped initiate. In 2005 there were no team stock car competitions. After talking to southerners I helped organise a North Island versus South Island competition, said Meehan. We had four teams that year. Six years later Meehan and his team, known as KB s Cowboys (KB are Meehan s initials), are still mak- ing an annual crusade to the South Island to compete in the much anticipated challenge. Racing has taken place in Blen- heim, Nelson and Greymouth, and last month in Christchurch -- where the KB Cowboys won the compe- tition. Jordan Dare (KB Cowboys) won the final race with Meehan follow- ing him on the podium. We managed some big hits against the Southern boys with big help with blocking by Beatel Tarrant, George Frear and Brad Powell. Five KB Cowboys made up the final invitation team of six as they were the only North Island cars still competing. The local team are warmly welcomed by the southerners with Blenheim paying for their Cook Strait crossing through Bluebridge sponsorship. Christchurch sponsors the rest of the travel costs. We were down in Christchurch during Show Week and they really laid their hospitality down for us, with lots of socialising and racing. KB Cowboys stay in the South Island for two weeks for all of the compe- titions. Meehan admits he got into racing again when he found him- self looking for something to do with his spare time. Now he is happy with his project, working with his team-mates and their cars and organising the annual trip and a fortnight of fun and competitive racing. Coast to Coast ride Saturday Roar: Woodville Lions charity ride, from Himatangi-Akitio, on Saturday. The Woodville Lions annual Coast to Coast ride is in its 19th year. Each year the number of riders increases, a testament to the popu- larity of the classic charity ride. Since the ride s inception, $110,000 has been raised for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicop- ter. The Coast to Coast is the longest running fundraiser for the helicopter. This year the funds raised will go to a new winch stretcher for the rescue crew to use. Coast to Coast riders leave Himatangi in the morning and ride through Foxton, Shannon, over the Pahiatua Track to Woodville (Wood- ville Christmas Parade), then after lunch off through Mangatainoka and Makuri, Pongaroa and finish at Akitio -- about 200km, and a ride many do annually, The riders have the option of stay- ing at Akitio and enjoying the local hospitality. Badges available for sale at registration. Himatangi registration 9.15am, start 10.15am. Information, Mike James on 0274 456 594 Bikers help gather toys to spread festive cheer By LAURA WALTERS The Whanganui Ulysses motorbike club are bringing cheer to children in need by embracing their annual toy run. The toy run will take place on Sunday, starting at 1pm at the Whanganui Race Course and finishing just after 2pm on Broadway in Marton. Whanganui Salvation Army com- munity ministries co-ordinator Major Roger Herring said the event had been running for at least the past 10 years. There was always good support from the Ulysses Club and the com- munity, he said. Mr Herring said anyone could join inaslongastheyhadatoyanda motorbike. When the group reached Marton there would be a free sausage sizzle for anyone who brought along a gift. The toys collected on the weekend would go to the Whanganui Salvation Army. In the past about 60 riders had participated in the toy run. And Mr Herring said he hoped there would be the same support this year. If you want to join the toy run, have something to donate, or have any queries contact Roger Herring on 06 345 2343.
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