Feilding Herald : January 12th 2012
2 THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012 NEWS 4294384AA FEILDING FARMERS' MARKET EVERY Friday Manchester Square, Every Fri 9am-2pm Rain, hail and shine! Riverside Enjoy seasonal fruit and vegetables picked fresh for the market. "Fresh tastes better." Sweet Secrets Wonderful homemade fudge, chocolates and other treats. Pickles and jams Ideal small thank you gifts. Kaharoa Gardens Lemon, lemon & honey, honey & fresh ginger syrups. Natural healing balms and natural skin care products. Watch celebrity chef Hester Guy cook lunch at the Market, using stallholders produce for our Guest of Honour & Pink Floyd Legend; Nick Mason and Vintage Car Rally VIP's. Friday 20 January from 11 am. The Soapman Handmade natural soaps and moisturing creams. Ideal for this time of year. Calendula soap heals and smoothes sensitive skin. The Potato Guy Hot potatoes with a large range of fillings. Enjoy for lunch or take home for a quick nourishing meal. LAMB PORK EGGS BACON SAUSAGES SEAFOOD BAKING CHICKEN JAMS CHUTNEYS PLANTS & SHRUBS FLOWERS FRUIT BREADS SOAPS PESTO SAUCES HERBAL TEAS RELISHES VEGETABLES CIDER & LIQUORS WINE FUDGE & HONEY MULCH CONTENTS The only publication that reaches every property in the Manawatu and Rangitikei districts 29,000 READERS EVERY WEEK EDITOR 323 5839 Opinion/Weather Page 8 Bulls Feature . . Page 9 Arts and Entertainment . . .. .. .. . . Page19 Farming . . . . Page20 Sport . . . . Page 24-25 Classifieds Page 27 - 29 Puzzles . . . . Page 28 Vintage cars to fill towns By LAURA WALTERS Rally fast: Doug Bixley drives his 1931 Studebaker down a back road near Whanganui in the launch of the 2012 Vintage Car Rally. Photo: CRAIG SIMCOX / FAIRFAX NZ The 2012 Vintage Car Rally, hosted by Whanganui, will give rural towns around New Zealand a chance to showcase what they have on offer. Different New Zealand towns have hosted the national rally every five years since 1965, attracting guests from all over the world. The 1100 entrants in this year s rally came from all over New Zea- land, as well as Australia, Raro- tonga, South Africa, Germany, United States, Scotland, England, Sweden, and Canada. Whanganui won the bid for the $1 million rally, after Michael Laws pledged $100,000 from the Wanganui City Council towards the rally during his time as mayor. Rally director Bruce Hutton said the city would never host the national rally again so he wanted to make it worthwhile for the entrants and the local economy. This will be the first and only time Whanganui will host this, Mr Hutton said. Throughout the two week rally there would be six days on which groups of cars would drive to differ- ent towns in the area. The cars were split into competi- tive and non-competitive groups, and then categorised into colours to make it easier for the marshalls. Feilding, Marton, Hunterville, Ratana, Waverley and Hawera would play host to about 100 cars a day on January 18-20 and 24-26. There s a huge benefit for the community, if they get behind it, Mr Hutton said. We are giving the opportunity for rural towns to showcase them- selves. There would be activities in every town for entrants, locals and visiting vintage-car enthusiasts. Feilding would be hosting rally celebrity Nick Mason, the drummer from band Pink Floyd and a vintage car enthusiast, for lunch on Friday, January 20. Nick Mason and his wife, Annette, along with local VIPs and competition winners would have lunch cooked for them by Palmer- ston North celebrity chef Hester Guy. She would cook lunch outside in the Farmers Market, using local produce. During the six rally days, vintage cars would be parked in Manchester Square, which would be closed to other traffic. Hunterville, Marton, Ratana, and Waverley would also put on special activities for the public. Mr Hutton said the organising committee was committed to keep- ing the event as green as possible. Entrants would be given a tree to plant: I d like to think we left a green footprint behind.
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