Feilding Herald : February 2nd 2012
8 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 NEWS Your Community Christian Churches Feilding Christian Leaders Network 4342595AA Sun 5th Feb WAITANGI 8am Feilding 9.45am Feilding 10am Colyton 11am Kimbolton 5pm Rangiwahia Wednesday 10am Feilding Contact: 323 4026 or 323 7050 SUNDAY WORSHIP 10am Knox Tuesdays 9.15 & 10.30am Little Groovers Minister: Rev Rilma Sands 06 323 8654 FEILDING OROUA PRESBYTERIAN PARISH North Street 4342600AA FEILDING FAM ILY CHURCH (St Pauls - PCANZ) Cnr Church & Grey Sts SUNDAY 9.00am Worship 10.30am Worship All Welcome Graeme Turnbull Ph (06) 323 4366 4342587AA The Hub Church meets at the St John Ambulance building, Bowen Street, 10:30am on Sundays Visitors welcome www.thehubchurch.org.nz 4342576AA 4340325A A 4340325AA Watson Re al Estate Ltd Licensed under REAA 2008 email@example.com www.watsonproperty.co.nz Michael Ford AREINZ, ANZIV, SPINZ WK: 06 323 8601 M: 027 542 4707 A /H: 06 328 7890 Home Loan Repayments Regards, Michael The good news is that banks have relaxed their lending criteria, and Home Buyers can now easily buy a property with a 10% or even a 5% deposit. Under some circumstances Buyers can purchase with no deposit. The bank considers the applicant’s ability to repay of course. How do the repayments compare to renting? Fairly similar! For example: A Buyer is purchasing a $200,000 house property with a 10% ($20,000) deposit. The weekly payments for a 30 year standard $180,000 table mortgage at 5.65% are currently $240 per week. If the deposit is only 5% ($10,000) the repayments become $253 per week. These amounts are a little less than current market rentals for an equivalent property, however a homeowner needs to allow for rates, insurance and maintenance. The homeowner will reap the benefit of capital gain, if and when it next occurs. Properties have doubled in value every 8 years on average over the last 40 years in Feilding. If the proper ty value increases from $200,000 to $250,000 (25%) the person above, that bought with a 5% ($10,000) deposit will have increased their equity from $10,000 to $60,000 (6 times, or 600%). 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WINNERS Winners of the Concert Giveaways: Creedance Clearwater Revisited: Doreen Land- rum, Marton and Sonia Sannazzaro, Feilding A Day on the Green: Gillian Jones, Feilding and Lynda Harris, Feilding Summer Vineyard Tour: Sarah Tylee, Marton and Tim White Ashhurst. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Watch our waterway I see in the Herald, January 19, that the Manawatu District Council (MDC) has lodged an effluent discharge resource consent application which includes discharging to the Oroua River at times of high flow. Our previous mayor, Ian McKelvie, was a signatory to the Manawatu River Accord which is aiming to clean up the Manawatu River catchment, now what was that all about? Why is the MDC applying to discharge to a waterway that they do not own when the local government mantra has often been that they have to own the land they discharge to? Landowners who have said they would be pleased to accommodate the discharge so that none of it would have to go to a waterway had not even been contacted by council staff when the earlier application was attempted. We will have to watch very closely to see if the MDC is to play its part in cleaning up of the local rivers. Dairy farmers have to install storage ponds capable of holding three months’ effluent so that they do not discharge into a waterway and yet local government, which has a captive wallet, can still apply to keep on polluting a valuable resource they do not have title to. Obviously some are more equal than others. Ian Ritchie Cheltenham Manawatu District Council response: The Manawatu District Council is committed to the Manawatu River Accord. The resource consent application that has been lodged with Horizons Regional Council will see the total exclusion of treated effluent from the Oroua River at times of low flow (at or below half the median flow rate of 3.5 cubic metres per second). This represents a significant advance in the mitigation of adverse environmental effects of the Feilding Wastewater Treatment Plant. The council has pastoral property for the land treatment of the irrigated effluent and committed funds to acquire further land for this purpose. The consent application also specifies a large treated effluent storage lagoon for times when the river flow is too low to discharge and the soils are at field capacity (ie saturated) and unable to absorb irrigated effluent. In addition to the low flow river exclusion, the council is also investing over $6 million in capital improvements for the Feilding Wastewater Treatment Plant. This investment will ensure that treated effluent discharged into the Oroua River is of a substantially higher quality than it is at present. This advanced treatment, when combined with discharge into a higher river flow, will result in a considerably reduced environmental impact. Total exclusion of treated effluent being discharged into the river is an admirable goal but ratepayer affordability is also a critical factor which is always taken into account when assessing council initiatives. The planning of the wastewater treatment plant upgrade and the assessment of environment affects that has been undertaken to determine the best approach for the disposal of Feilding’s sewerage has been balanced with the communities ability to pay. HAMISH WAUGH Infrastructure Group Manager Manawatu District Council and Rangitikei District Council No stranger to cats While walking my dog this morning I witnessed a cat being hit by a car on South St in Feilding. While I was tying my dog to a tree several cars drove around the cat and no-one stopped to help. An elderly gentleman walking past offered to go home and phone the SPCA and I wish to thank you for this. Next, a young man pulled up in a twin cab ute and got out with a blanket. I told him what had happened while we approached the cat and he carefully picked the cat up and drove it to the SPCA which was only a few hundred metres away. I wish to say a very big thank you to this man–heisatrueherowho alleviated my distress at this time. Emma Williams Feilding Skeleton crew left at sawmill New Zealand Sawn Products in Maewa Rd, Feilding, is now on the market with a ‘‘skeleton’’ crew of workers. Operations at the site were wound down last year. Just five people now work at the plant – down from 53 six months ago. In July, 20 staff were made redundant, with 28 more workers being let go from September last year. Among those still working at the Feilding sawmill is sales adminis- trator Colin McMillan, who said the high kiwi dollar against the United States dollar had made trading tough for sawmills throughout the country. ‘‘It’s just the economy,’’ he said. ‘‘The American dollar.’’ The mill was not taking any new timber but was trying to sell what it already had on site, a process Mr McMillan expected to take several months. ‘‘We’re processing the timber that we’ve already got into a saleable product.’’ Mr McMillan said the timber at the mill would primarily be turned into weatherboards and decking timber. Seventy-five per cent of the Feild- ing mill’s production was exported, but it also supplied timber to sev- eral New Zealand timber and hard- ware stores. Mr McMillan said the layoffs had been a difficult period for the staff. He was also made redundant before he was re-hired in his current role. ‘‘I hope someone might see the potential in the site,’’ he said. The sawmill started as a family- owned operation known as the Stewarts Mill in the 1960s. In 2002, the Feilding Lumber Company sold the sawmill to New Zealand Sawn Products, a partner- ship between an American company and the New Zealand-owned Ribbonwood group. ‘‘The news (of the sale) is bad for both workers and wood processors,’’ said Robert Reid, General Secretary of FIRST Union (formerly NDU). ‘‘A healthy construction industry helps keep workers in construction jobs and ensures that New Zealand’s wood processing industry has a market for its goods, in addition to its exported products.’’ ‘‘We are still not reassured that New Zealand has enough wood- processing capacity to fill the demand which will come from the Canterbury rebuild over the next few years.’’ ‘‘Building work needs to pick up to keep workers in employment and ensure local sawmills stay in busi- ness.‘‘ ‘‘It would be a travesty if Canter- bury were to be rebuilt using Chilean and Canadian timber, while local sawmills lay off workers and downsize.’’ The mill, being marketed by Colliers International, covers 4.5 hectares of industrial-zoned land. Included in the sale package are all of the plant’s buildings and machinery, including an operational sawmill, four drying kilns, drymill and mobile plant.
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