Feilding Herald : March 8th 2012
7 THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012 NEWS For more information on these events and many more go to www.manfeild.co.nz, check us out on Facebook, or give us a call on 323 7444. 4339027AA Central Districts Field Days March 15 -- 17 The largest regional agricultural field days in NZ with over 500 exhibitors. Special events include: Rural lifestyle Expo focusing on the rural home & family, STIHL TimberAces, Central Districts Fencing Competition, Ag Machinery Demonstrations. Thursday and Friday 8.30am -- 4.30pm, Saturday 8.30 -- 4.00pm. Adults $12.00 Seniors 65+ $9.00 Thursday and Friday only, Ag students (Thurs/Fri, with ID) free, Children under 16 (with adult) free. Manfeild Test Day March 23 Manfeild test days are for competition cars and motorcycles. Gates open at 8am -- entrance via Rata Street. Cost is $100 (per vehicle) which can be paid when signing in. For more information check out www.manfeild.co.nz V 4 and Rotary Jamboree March 25 The V 4 & Rotary North Island Jamboree will host the best of the Show cars, Drift Cars and Circuit Racing. The Manfeild stadium will be the home of heavily contested Show and Shine competition. A full-on day of fun, entertainment and drifting. Gate open 9am --5pm. Spectators $25, Children under 12 free. Manfeild Test Day March 30 Manfeild Test Days are for competition cars and motorcycles. Gates open at 8am -- entrance via Rata Street. Cost is $100 (per vehicle) which can be paid when signing in. For more information check out www.manfeild.co.nz www.propertybrokers.co.nz 'Waimiro' 13.35 hectares (33 acres) Located within 10 minutes commuting of Palmerston North or Feilding, 'Waimiro' features an outstanding 423m2 4 bedroom family homestead. In your leisure time you can relax in the swimming pool, play a game of tennis, pull up a chair and enjoy the established grounds, or walk to your well appointed duck dam for a bit of duck shooting. HARD TO BEAT!! $750,000 + GST Stuart Sutherland Office 06 323 5544 Home 06 323 7193 Mobile 027 452 1155 firstname.lastname@example.org Terry Patching Office 06 323 5544 Home 06 323 4753 Mobile 027 448 5816 email@example.com RONGOTEA 498 Penny Road WEB ID FR23015 FEILDING This is Property Brokers' Country! 120 Fergusson Street firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone 06 323 5544 Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 Rural 4436088AA Read your favourite local paper online ... Stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/digital-editions Likes likeness:Tahwai Price shows off his portrait sketched by Betty Whiteside from the Marton Arts and Crafts Centre. Community gathers Back in time: The Marton Geneology Society was kept busy. From left: Jen Fraser, Jean Erbacher, Fay Giles and Margaret Pidwell were on the stand during the day. Marton Community Open Day last Sunday attracted a good number of participants, visitors and stall-holders. Ali Morgan was there to capture some of the activities. Orange icing: Exploring the colour orange involved icing cup cakes during a recent session at Feilding Community Playcentre . Photo: BOBBIE NICHOLLS Help for young parents By BOBBIE NICHOLLS On Mondays and Thursdays, Feild- ing Community Playcentre is like any other playcentre session except there are more mums and babies. On these days, parents are invited to join in the Young Dreams Programme which expands on the Playcentre's parenting programme by offering further support to mums and dads with small children. Starting out as the Young Dreams programme, with numeracy and lit- eracy support for young women who had dropped out of school to have a baby, last year it was opened to any young parents needing extra help. Not all parents are young first- time mums; many are in their early 20s, some with their second or third child, but are in need of support with their parenting, or simply com- pany in a supportive atmosphere. Jess, who takes her three young children to the centre, said it is a really good place to come and get extra parenting help. If there had been something like this when I was an 18-year-old with a baby, it would have been so useful. Kimberley had a 5-year-old as well as a younger child and said the community playcentre is not just a place to make friends. The friends you make are best friends,'' she said. We are all the same kind of people, so you feel comfortable and accepted. Mel [Boerboon, the co-ordinator] makes you feel warm and looked after. All the kids love her.'' I'd go crazy if I didn't come here,'' mother of 10-month-old twins Jamie Lee said. The kids can play with others and make a mess. There's always someone to hold or feed a baby, while you are attending to the other.'' Young Dreams is not just about having a natter and helping each other with babies, learning life skills is high on the agenda. We grow vegetables and cook lunch on Young Dreams days, we teach budgeting and life skills, and I can refer the mums and some- times dads to other agencies where they can get the appropriate assistance,'' Mel said. The Community Playcentre has two trained early childhood teachers and runs the national Playcentre parenting programme. Plunket nurses pop in to offer their support too. Supportive older parents are important, and Nola Fox and Pat Ashton have a patron'' role which means they visit and get to know the parents and the children informally. We are looking for volunteers to come in and help. These must be people who are happy to undergo a police check. Age is not important but they must have a non- judgmental attitude and be pre- pared to interact with both the children and parents,'' Mel said. This is a unique playcentre, unlike any other.''
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