Feilding Herald : January 12th 2012
8 THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012 NEWS Watson Real Estate Ltd Licensed under REAA 2008 firstname.lastname@example.org www.watsonproperty.co.nz Michael Ford AREINZ, ANZIV, SPINZ WK: 06 323 8601 M: 027 542 4707 A/H: 06 328 7890 How to choose an Agent? Kind regards, Michael Happy New Year. If you are considering selling your largest asset, or one of them, you need to be satisfied that the person you choose to market and sell it has the ability to do a good job for you. Is the person an Agent or a Salesperson? Are they enthusiastic, but realistic? Are they knowledgeable and do they know your market? Is their appraisal professional and accurate? Are they experienced? Are they skilful negotiators? Do they come recommended and with a good reputation? Are they trustworthy and honest? Are they ethical? Are they hard working and energetic? Are they good at marketing? Are they interested in our community? Are they good at recommending how to present your property for sale? 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Photo: CLAIRE SEWELL LETTER Grateful for goodies I would like to thank the stallholders at the Feilding Farmers Market for their contributions to the trolley of goodies for the Christmas lucky draw. I was the fortunate winner and am delighted with the variety of goods. Ever since the farmers market started I have been a regular shopper there and will continue to go for the freshness and quality of the produce plus the friendly service. Kathleen Carian Feilding Cooling planet has grey skies WEATHERWATCH ALAN MASON Rainfall December total: 120.4 millimetres. Average: 84mm. Heaviest fall: 32.1mm December 31 Year total: 1136mm. Average 935mm Rain days: 12. Year s total: 181mm Temperatures Maximum day: 27.5 degrees Celsius on December 14, 26, and 28: Minimum night 6C on December 21 and 22. Minimum ground: 3C on Dec 21. Wind: High to gale on Dec 17, other- wise light to breezy. Sunshine: 11 days, 60 or more hours of sunshine. The month started off in much the same manner as previous months with overcast skies and light showers and high humidity which persisted until the third week, when we experienced nine glorious days of sunshine, with light south-easterly breezes -- although the humidity was quite high -- and then it rained! Actually the rain was welcome as surface soil was drying out, but there was still plenty of moisture below. For- tunately it started gently, wetting the surface, so that when the rain really came it soaked in. 2011 will be remembered as a pretty dull grey year, with too much rain and high humidity. It wasn t the wettest by any means, 2004 taking that honour with 1277mm. But we were still 200mm over our average. However, growth throughout the year was prodigious. People frequently ask me what the weather is going to be like, say, for the weekend, and my reply is: I record the weather past, I do not predict . However, as this the start of a new year I would like to report what one of the world s experts has to say about it: All of you there across the globe who have fought hard to tackle the hideous enemy of our planet, namely carbon emissions, you know, that bogus god you worship of Climate Change or Global Warming ? Well I feel it s necessary to inform you of some bad news. It really does pain me to have to bring you this disappointing infor- mation. OK here s the bombshell, the current volcanic eruption going on in Indonesia (Gung Mewrapi) since its first spewing of volcanic ash has in just one week negated every single effort you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet -- all of you! . There is a lot more but I ll finish with his last paragraph: Isn t it inter- esting how they don t mention Global Warming any more, but just Climate Change -- and you know why? It s because the planet has cooled by 0.7 degrees in the past century, and these global warming snake oil artists got caught with their pants down! Top lights awarded Sanson Christmas Lights Community Challenge Results -- Pool One: Dundas Rd -- 1st Nola Borrett, 2nd Shirley and David Pickles. Pool Two: Other residents -- 1st Ross Vile and Joan Colville, 70 Hedges St; 2nd equal Sharon and Leon, 3 Phillips St and Kevan and Viv Withers, Phillips St; 3rd equal Kristi Whittaker and Paul Brown, 1C A Court St and Grant and Mabel McGaughey, 13 Phillips St. Judges Margaret Kouvelis and her son, Mark, judged the lights on the evening of Decem- ber 20. They used three criteria -- impact, festivity and design and creativity. Organisers of the challenge, the Sanson Sunday Market Committee thank all those residents who displayed the spirit of Christmas and lit up the village.
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