Feilding Herald : January 19th 2012
32 THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 NEWS Lavish when built -- still lavish today The strong architectural statement made in the 1960's is still impressive today, says Sandra Crosbie. It is difficult not to admire this Haggitt Street home from the street. Its strong architectural lines which are being replicated in contemporary architecture and it sits well on its elevated section. The home was designed by architect David Taylor in the 1960's for the mayor of the Feilding Borough Council, Ged Corrick who was mayor from 1968- 1986. This is a home with substance that also sits on a substantial section. The large 3220m2 section is surprisingly flat and is held in two titles, which provides plenty of options for its new owner. The two -storied home has deep and generous windows throughout, yet retains privacy. The abundance of glass captures the stunning views and the architect has positioned the rooms so morning sun is captured by the bedrooms and kitchen, then moves around the 'living rooms' throughout the day. 'Living' and 'room' are two very pertinent words in respect to this home. This house has been designed for family 'living' with plenty of 'room'. I have seen modern homes, which have living areas the size of Haggitt Street's landing/hallway home. Over its 50 years of standing majestically, the architectural integrity of the home has not been interfered with. All of its delightful original detail is retained, including the kitchen, stone wall in the main living area and exposed native timbers. Timber has been used as a feature throughout the home, including panelling in the dining room. Matai timber floors have been stripped back in the bedrooms and highlight the quality timbers used in construction. As well as a separate dining room, (which could become the favourite room of the house because of its position), the home has two living areas. All of these rooms open outdoors either onto the balcony or back patio and provide great areas for both entertaining and family living. The aesthetics of the four bedrooms benefit from the high ceilings, large windows and floor space, and with several bathrooms there is plenty of room for everyone -- but wait there is more. On the ground floor is a huge rumpus room. I am talking large enough for a home business, self-contained accommodation or entertaining area. (Rumour is that the late mayor liked to entertain people in this black and white tiled room). The immaculately attended grounds are more like a park and feature a mature orchard of 50 trees and lush vegetable gardens. Even with relinquishing one of the titles, the property would still sit on a generous sized section. Leanne Dryfhout of Property Brokers is marketing this home for sale by auction. Leanne can be contacted on 027 277 7250 or 323 5544. LOCATION LOCATION 4307775AA It's race time A State Highway One landmark structure that is passed by thousands of motorists every day and is photographed regularly has a new role as a billboard, advertising the biggest motorsport event on the national circuit-racing calendar. The New Zealand Grand Prix is the finale in a new compact competition format for the Toyota Racing Series, which runs over five consecutive weekends and 15 races. The race is one of only two Grand Prix held outside Formula One and is also the first Fed- eration Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) 2012 international calendar event. This status, and the large number of overseas' drivers -- 15 representing 12 countries -- ensures Manfeild will be firmly in focus inter- nationally. Photo: SUPPLIED Students in high demand By LAURA WALTERS Students who have not been able to find work this summer cannot put this down to a lack of available jobs. Student Job Search, a student recruitment agency, has had 845 jobs available in the Manawatu, Rangitikei, and Whanganui regions since September last year. National sales manager Dean Jervis said those jobs carried $2.7 million worth of potential earnings. Students who used the agency earned an average of $3854 each, from 571 jobs, Mr Jervis said. Unfortunately our data does not enable us to clearly understand why we are not filling all the roles available to students, he said. But Student Job Search would release a new ser- vice delivery system in March, which would help them to gather more information, and build up a better understanding over time, Mr Jervis said. The agency placed students in jobs ranging from general labour, retail, and hospitality, through to part-time or full-time positions in corporate busi- nesses. We are trying to get the message out there that students offer businesses so much more. For example anything to do with technology is bread and butter to students, as a general popu- lation. Mr Jervis said more businesses were hiring students to build websites, manage website content, and apply designs. Some were even hiring students to build iPhone applications, he said. Equally a lot of businesses are wanting to get involved in the whole social media hype -- students are well placed to help them out. Some household customers were hiring students to set up Skype, and teach them how to use it. Often it was so grandparents could keep in touch with their grandchildren, Mr Jervis said. Student Job Search had 137 vacancies in the Manawatu, Rangitikei, and Whanganui regions on their website last week. What I can say is tertiary students are normally very popular with employers, they are often smart, willing and bring a lot of energy into the workplace, Mr Jervis said GOLF RESULTS HAWKESTONE GOLF CLUB RESULTS Tuesday, January 10. 12 Hole Stableford. J Stantiall 23, R Karatea 21, P Charlesworth 20, S Spooner 20, R Cadwallader 20. Men; D Wright 27, G Burgess Snr 27, L Neumann 25, B Patene 25, B Hills 24, R Little 23, H Potaka 22, G Burgess Jnr 21, G Charles 21; Two. B Patene No 8. 9 Hole. S Hills 16, J Van Loo 15. Saturday 14th. Summer cup fourth round. Weather conditions and early defections saw a small field complete this round. First with 42 stableford points Grant Forbes, followed by Mark Neville 39, Brent Hantz and Mark Spackman 36. Other finishers, D Hawkins 33, C Batt, G Burgess Jnr 32. Coming events: Saturday 21: Hawkestone and Rangitikei club day, hosts Rangitikei 11am tee off. Tuesday 24: 12 and 9 hole competition 9.30am tee off. Saturday 28: Round 5 summer cup. Saturday February 4: Presidents round 1 Hawkestone v Tawhero. Sunday 5: Friendship cup at Linton. Saturday 11: Opening day tournament.
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