Feilding Herald : December 15th 2011
19 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011 NEWS 4262033AA RESIDENTIAL 120 Fergusson Street, Feilding firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone 06 323 5544 Feilding Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 KIMBOLTON 38 Grammar Street If your answer is 'yes', this is the place for you! Set on almost 2ha of land (in 3 titles) this unique property has two dwellings, a magnificent and well established woodland and water garden (Friars Glencolyn is one of the best gardens in NZ) which proudly boasts an vast range of rare trees, flora and bird life. This property offers a variety of excellent options for future use. Scandinavian inspired and eco friendly, the main homestead was designed to complement the woodland environment, with extensive use of timber. Upstairs features a spacious, light, creative studio 6m x 7m the perfect place to work from home. Alternatively, you could work from the Barn house currently rented out, but designed as a gallery. 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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 Wandering minstrels For it is Christmas: A four-piece brass and guitar youth band accompanied a troup of up to 20 carol singers who walked around Kimbolton on Saturday evening, singing carols to villagers. This annual event by St Saviours Anglican church received a warm welcome in Kimbolton, and refreshments in the church hall were welcome after two hours of singing. The expanded youth band also played carols in Feilding CBD during Sunday's Christmas carnival and for Wednesday evening's late night shoppers. Photo: BOBBIE NICHOLLS Swim stars: Manchester Street School students had their final session in the Swim for Life programme last week. Photo: LAURA WALTERS. Kids safer for summer By LAURA WALTERS In New Zealand only 20 per cent of 12-year-olds can swim the national standard of 200 metres, so Water Safety New Zealand have teamed up with primary schools to get Kiwi kids' swimming skills back on track. Water Safety's Swim for Life pro- gramme offered year three to six children around the country 10 free swimming lessons that focus on water confidence and survival skills. Water Safety's regional water safety advisor Darrin Alexander said there were many factors con- tributing to the lack of focus put on children's swimming skills. Swimming is no longer a compul- sory part of the curriculum.'' Mr Alexander said there were fewer swimming pools in schools, and the cost of private lessons was also a deterrent. However, the Swim for Life pro- gramme was trying to remedy the issue. The programme started in term three and 23 schools in Manawatu, Horowhenua and Tararua had participated so far. More than 2000 children had received lessons. Mr Alexander said he hoped to have 50 schools sign up next year. There were 9000 children, from 105 schools, who were eligible to take part in the programme in the region. We want to build confidence and competence with kids, and also a healthy respect,'' he said. The programme was sponsored nationally by Sealord, and locally by Sport Manawatu, for the first three years of the programme. The funds covered pool entry, 10 half-hour lessons, and transport to and from the pool. While most children were still below the standard they should be for their age, there had been a big improvement, Mr Alexander said. The children had shown good progression.'' The teachers and instructors ben- efited from the programme as well, he said. The teachers learnt good ways to teach water survival skills at schools, and instructors were being offered more paid work. Manchester Street School had their tenth, and final, session last week. Teacher Geoffrey Ward said the children enjoyed the programme and had improved quite a bit''. Mr Alexander said the pro- gramme was designed to compli- ment other swim training children had received. St John need new van Feilding St John's two health shuttle vehicles travelled more than 8000 kilometres last month, ferry- ing people to hospital appointments, doctors and other health related appointments. Most of the pick-ups are in Feild- ing, but the shuttle drivers, all of whom are volunteers, will go even as far as Apiti to pick up patients who are unable to get to their appointments. Some of the 524 passengers in November are regulars, travelling several times a month to routine appointments, others are one-offs because they have an unusual need for a driver. St John shuttles are able to carry wheelchairs and the shuttle is of benefit to those with limited mobility. The Feilding Area committee has decided to purchase a new shuttle vehicle as the existing two vehicles have put in big hours.
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