Feilding Herald : February 2nd 2012
6 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 NEWS 4347107AA LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENTS (REAA 2008) Conditions: Entrants and nominees must be a resident of either Palmerston North or Feilding. Photos of prize winners may be used in Watson promotion. Entries close on Feb 29, 2012. The BBQ will be held on a suitable weekend in March 2012. ENTRY FORM Your Name: ______________________________ Your Address: ______________________________ ______________________________ Your telephone, Day: _____________________ Evening: __________________ I nominate the following to win a BBQ Street Party: Name: _________________________________ Address: _________________________________ _________________________________ Telephone, Day: _____________________ Evening: __________________ Tell us why this person deserves a little happiness: (Please add an extra page if neccessary) _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ Return to: Watson Real Estate, 267 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North, or 82 Fergusson Street, Feilding or mail to: PO Box 1839, Palmerston North 4440. Or enter online: www.watsonproperty.co.nz. Entries close Feb 29, 2012. The ‘’Watson BBQ Crew’ want you to nominate someone in a street who deserves a little happiness and that street could win a BBQ Street Party. If you know of someone who’s going through a tough time and needs a little happiness - then nominate them to win. The ‘Watson BBQ Crew’ will bring everything they need to enjoy a little happiness in their neighbourhood with their immediate neighbours. Entries close 29 February. At Watson our aim is to make people happy, whether it’s buying, selling or renting a home our aim is to make the process and outcome one that you are happy with. We want to spread the happiness further around by giving away two street BBQ events to some deserving people. There will be two ‘Watson BBQ Crew’ parties, one for Palmerston North and one for Feilding. Watson Real Estate together with Palmerston North and Manawatu Neighbourhood Support are working together to promote safe and happy communities. WIN a ‘Watson BBQ Crew’ Street Party WINABBQ C REW S TREETPARTY Youth aid officer wins Good Bugger Award By MEGAN MILLER firstname.lastname@example.org .nz Good Bugger: For being an ‘all round good guy’, John Samuela was nominated for and awarded the Good Bugger Award, and received a new chainsaw. Photo: MEGAN MILLER After 14 years of working with young people, John Samuela knows that his job, though challenging, is also very rewarding. But sometimes those rewards come in a completely unexpected form, like that of a brand-new Stihl chainsaw. Samuela, a senior constable and youth aid officer with the Feilding police, was selected as the first winner of the Good Bugger Award, sponsored by the Stihl Shop Feilding. ‘‘Anyone that’s done good for the community; we just think that they deserve some recognition for it,’’ Stihl shop owner Richard Baker said. The selection process kicked off in December, when Feilding Herald readers were asked to nominate men within their community they felt deserved recognition for community service. Nominations were required to include a 75-100 word essay on the nominee’s work. Manchester House director Debbie Riston nominated Samuela for the award. ‘‘We know we can ring him at the drop of a hat,’’ Manchester House team support worker Robyn Duncan said. ‘‘He’s THE good bugger. This community couldn’t work without him.’’ Samuela’s work with the police , in schools and with social services agencies like Manchester House has made him a well-known figure, Ms Duncan said. ‘‘He’s a part of our fam- ily, as far as we’re concerned.’’ Samuela, a police officer for 26 years, began working with youth when his own children were teenagers. He spends much of his time with young offenders and their families, trying to keep the youth on the right side of the law. ‘‘It’s not always easy‘‘, he said. ‘‘You’ve just got to accept that you can’t save everybody, and just do the best you can.’’ Samuela can be found doing every- thing from cheering on players at youth rugby to singing at Manchester House fundraisers. His work takes him into schools like Hato Paora Col- lege, where he organises visits to the Police College and has mentored the band. Baker hopes more businesses will get involved with the award. He expects a similar award to be given in coming months to recognise a woman for her community contributions . Being surprised with a new chain- saw is nice, Samuela said, but the best reward for his work often takes time to appear. ‘‘It’s not until years later.Parents will come up and say, ‘Remember my son? He’s got a job now.’’’ Bring happiness with a barbecue There are people in our com- munity who have had a bad time in recent months and a barbecue for them and their neighbours might be a nice way to bring some happiness into their lives. That is the thinking of Watson Integrity. Principal of the real estate company, Ken Watson said last year a secondary branding was added to the company ‘‘opening the door to happiness’’. ‘‘When we sell a house we want people to be happy living there, and the seller to be happy too.’’ Taking that a step further has involved community events to buy some happiness for deserv- ing people. ‘‘Last month we offered 10 hams to deserving people and we had hundreds and hundreds of names sent in.’’ Mr Watson is expecting fewer nominations for the barbecues but will be happy with 30 letters from Feilding. ‘‘For this second event our marketing people suggested offering a barbecue for your street, but we decided to make it more personal. We are looking for people who have had sick- ness, job loss, had burglaries or other misfortunes which have impacted on their lives. We would like them to be able to share a party with their neighbours. ‘‘Neighbourhood Support has come on board as this kind of social event strengthens ties with neighbours and helps to build a safe and caring com- munity.’’ See the Watson Integrity advertisement for details of how you can nominate someone for a neighbourhood barbecue. NZ Blood Service in Feilding Tuesday NZ Blood Service will be hold- ing their February Blood Col- lection Drive in the Civic Cen- tre, Concert Chambers. On Tuesday they are collecting from 2pm till 7pm and Wednesday from 8am till 1.30pm. Donating blood takes 5 to 10 minutes and snacks and refreshments are supplied after your donation. You are eligible to donate blood if you are between the ages of 16 and 60, (or 75 for regular donors), weigh 50kgs or more and in good health. (You will need identification).
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