Feilding Herald : December 22nd 2011
22 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011 NEWS The Makino has Waterslides and an Inflatable up every Sunday in January* and all for ONLY $1 EXTRA Sunday 8 Jan The Black Belac 1-3pm Sunday 15 Jan The Rocket 1-3pm Sunday 22 Jan The Ocean Challenge 1-3pm ADDED BONUS!!! The Diving Pool is open every Saturday in January* from 1-3pm The Makino Aquatic Centre, where the waters FUN for EVERYONE! Makino Aquatic Centre Council Place, Feilding Ph. (06) 323 5312 * The Makino Aquatic Centre is closed to the public on 1 January and the weekend of 28/29 January 2012 With an ALL NEW Obstacle Course as well as the Aqua Run Inflatable and waterslides and the Looney Tunes bouncy castle for the littlies! 4252281AA Miss Grand Prix to add panache Glamour racing: Racing driver Mitch Evans of Auckland shows Kristian Cribb of Feilding the Toyota Racing Series car he drove to victory in the 2011 New Zealand Grand Prix. A Miss NZGP contest is part of the celebration leading into the 2012 race, on February 12. Miss Cribb, 19, placed in the top five of the most recent Miss Manawatu contest. Photo: SUPPLIED A stylish drawcard event has been added to the annual Festival of Motorsport associated with the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild. Miss New Zealand Grand Prix 2012, for women aged 18 to 27, offers opportunity for contestants to become immersed in the glamour and excitement of New Zealand's biggest national championship motor- racing event, with an attractive prize purse adding to the allure. Entries are being accepted now. The top 10 entrants will be at the New Zealand Grand Prix dinner on February 9 and a top five will take part in the event proper. The winner will be crowned on race day, February 12 and her first official duty will be to present the laurels to the Grand Prix victor. The contest is driven by Manfeild Park Trust in association with Toyota New Zealand and also involves MotorSport New Zealand and Kate Balfour, organiser of the Miss Manawatu and Miss Teen Manawatu contests, most recently staged in July 2011. Manfeild Park Trust chief executive Heather Verry says the contest is a natural fit to enhance an event that has returned to true international status. Our Festival of Motorsport has always striven to bring a special something' to this fantastic motorsport weekend -- a Miss New Zealand Grand Prix is another first for Manfeild and for the country's most sought-after domestic motorsport prize. It's a reminder that the New Zealand Grand Prix is more than just a motor race. It is a social occasion and we aim to capture the imagination of the public.'' She and Mrs Balfour reinforced that Miss New Zealand Grand Prix was much more than just a beauty contest. Contestants are to be judged as much for personality and talent as physical beauty. It's all about style and panache,'' Mrs Verry said. Mrs Balfour said: What we're really talking about is a character-building personal development oppor- tunity; it's a chance to get up there and push them- selves in areas like public speaking. I believe this will be quite strongly supported, the prize is attractive and there will not be quite the same pressure as with Miss Manawatu [because that leads into a national competition].'' Entrants will be dressed by Toyota New Zealand and, for instance, will be in glamorous evening gowns for a fashion show culminating in the dinner. Mrs Verry said it is another way to promote the GP event. It's another vehicle for promotion and it just lifts the barrier again about how we present the show.'' The inspiration comes from the world-famous Macau Grand Prix, which Mrs Verry attended in 2010. Miss New Zealand Grand Prix entries are available from the Manfeild website (manfeild.co.nz) and Facebook page, Feilding Promotion and i-SITE in Palmerston North, and close on January 25. St John give out awards to locals Marton St John had their end-of-year prizegiving recently and the photo shows the winners of medals and cups at the prizegiving. From left -- back: Holly Osten, medal for the Div- isional Cadet of the Year 2011; Naomi Wilson (senior youth) A Riddell Cup for excellent attendance, uni- form presentation and improved leadership skills; Nathanael Wilson, Delia Sowry, senior youth, joint winners of the J R Skelsey Cup for excellent attend- ance, badge work, uniform presentation and leader- ship roles. Front: Ezra Wilson, Reon Sowry, joint winners of the Valley Cup for most improved intermediate members; Matthew Ehlers, Moss Family Cup for most improved junior member.
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