Feilding Herald : January 12th 2012
10 THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012 NEWS A.K.Ranch Allan McNeill Allflex Aon Insurance. A.S.B. Bank. Awhea Poll Herefords Barltrop Graham Cheltenham Hotel Corbett Brothers CRT Fuel D. Mortimer Ltd Farmlands Feilding Chainsaw & Mower Services Ltd. Feilding Glass Feilding Herald Feilding Livestock Ltd Gary Worsley Motorcycles. Goldpine. Hansen's Café & Bar Kesty Manning Contractors Kiwitea Upholstery Machinery & Plant Marketing. Manawatu Mini Spreaders Manawatu Shearing Mike Winder Ground- spraying. Minda Hills - M & L Illston Moorfield Perendales - K.J & E.M Nesdale New World Professional Livestock Services. Property Brokers Jo & Roger Keddie PGG Wrightson Radio Hauraki Rangitikei Helicopters Ravensdown Fertiliser Renegade N.Z. Roger McIntyre Contractors Ron Bowan Painter Decorator Ruahine Timber Rural Air Services Sharp Stock Feeds -- Alistair Orsborn Smith Pastoral Ltd. Stantiall, Keeling & Partners Stihl Shop Feilding Totally Vets. 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It is the party season , with school holidays and Christmas coming up, but there is no excuse for loutish behaviour exhibited by some of the citizens of Marton this week, he said. In his report Mr Gower said about 100 teenagers were drinking and the constable on duty was abused by the parents. Senior Constable Karl Williams said incidents involving alcohol and domestic disputes were standard over the holiday period. We had a few minor incidents over the holiday period, he said. The incidents included assaults, breaching the liquor ban, and dom- estic disputes. Mr Williams said there was not a large number of alcohol-fuelled problems. However, some people would use any excuse to drink. There were often a lot of parties with alcohol at the end of the year, when schools break up and people leave the district, he said. Mr Williams said while most parents were great, they needed to educate their children about alcohol. Parents underestimate the amount of alcohol the kids will drink. Parents need to talk to kids about how much they are drinking, and how much their kids have access to. Mr Williams said there was no excuse for people breaching the liquor ban in Marton. The liquor ban had been in effect for a couple of years now, and was well signposted, he said. We will be taking a harder stance. Mr Williams said by law anyone under the age of 18 who was caught drinking in public would face a $200 infringement fine. Phone calls about smoking not bogus People across the MidCentral District have been getting phone calls in the evenings or at weekends from Primary Health Organisations (PHO) or general practice staff asking if they smoke tobacco products. Some social media comments we have seen are saying that these are bogus calls, so we would like to assure the public that they are genuine calls on behalf of their general practice, Central PHO clinical director, Chiquita Hansen said. We have a target set by the Govern- ment to have all the practice or medical centre smoking status records accurate for 90 per cent of the enrolled popu- lation by June 30, 2012. Overall we are quite a way short of that target, so we have had a major campaign employing students to help us phone people when they are likely to be at home in the evening or weekends to update their practice records. If people tell us they do smoke tobacco, we ask if they would like some help to quit, said Ms Hansen. If they do want help to quit we refer them to Quitline (0800 778 778) and a quit website [quit.org.nz], and record this information in the practice record as well, so that practice staff can help support their quit efforts. Whilst some people we have called have been a bit grumpy about being called on this topic, the general recep- tion we have had is great, and the calls generally only take a minute or so. PHO general manager Joe Howells said there are 42,000 people in the MidCentral region who have not had their smoking status recently recorded on their general practice record. So getting the records all completed is a major task that would take years to complete if we just left it to asking everyone when they come into the prac- tice. We have made great progress over the past couple of weeks, with 10,000 smoking status records now updated. No horsing around for Tutaenui competitors By LAURA WALTERS The 62nd annual Tutaenui Horse Sports runs on Sunday and luckily the committee has ordered a fine day. The day focuses on jumping events including show jumping with fences up to 1.2 metres, show hunter, and round-the-ring jumping. There will also be flat classes, and fun classes for riders on the lead, or who were not able to compete in the harder events. The horse-riding event will be held on Dan O Leary s property on Bryces Line, the same place the sports day was held last year. The small, but enthusiastic committee said the event had been successful in the past, and they were looking forward to another great day. Committee treasurer Hazel Thomson said sponsors and pub charities helped cover the costs of jump hirage, cartage, St John, judges fees, and prize money. One of the day s feature competitions will be the export lamb competition which is supported by local farmers and Canterbury Meat Packers Rangitikei. Mrs Thomson said the number of entries usually depended on the weather, and about half of the entries came in on the day. However, the event s draw card was its low entry fees, and good prize money, Mrs Thomson said. The sports day usually attracted riders from near and far. But there were still locals out there who had not heard about the event, she said. We re encouraging locals who haven t heard about it to come along. Programmes for Tutaenui Sports can be found in saddleries, veterinary clinics, and farming outlets. Mail entries are preferred, but entries on the day will be accepted with a $5 penalty fee. The committee also welcome anyone interested in helping run the day in the future. Any inquiries to Hazel Thomson, 06 327 3931 or Mike McLean 06 327 777.
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