Feilding Herald : March 22nd 2012
3 THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012 NEWS 39/D Armagh Terrace Marton $218,000 Private sale of Modern Villa at Edale Home complex, Hadfield court Two double bedrooms, spacious open plan living area, outdoor flow to patio, heat pump, wet floor shower, separate w/c, internal access garage, emergency assistance from Edale OPEN HOME SATURDAY 24th March 1.00 -- 2.00pm or call Roger 06 323 6565 or 021 800 694 for an appointment. 4443898AB 4460061AA Drug Testing Services For drug & alcohol testing in your workplace we provide • Pre-Employment testing • Post-Accident testing • Randon/Periodic testing • Advice on policies & employment contracts Manawatu 59b Manchester Street Feilding Ph: 027 675 8600 A/H: 06 323 3922 firstname.lastname@example.org Horowhenua 58 Bath Street Levin Ph: 027 243 2544 Average 3 Bedroom home *Aluminium venetians, Verticals and Blockout rollers using Vibe and Focus fabrics ONLY $1,500* *Based on 3 blinds at 1800 x 1200 and 3 blinds at 2100 x 2100. Includes installation and GST SERVICING MANAWATU AND RANGITIKEI CUSTOM BLINDS AND CURTAINS Buying direct from the manufacturer ensures the most competitive prices, fast service and comprehensive warrantees LARGE FACTORY & SHOWROOM LOCATED AT 18 DARRAGH ROAD, FEILDING PH 353 0444 4459282AA SRVSLtd PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BULLS & MARTON CLINICS WILL BE CLOSED FROM 1pm on FRIDAY 30th MARCH & not RE-OPEN until 8am MONDAY 2nd APRIL 2012 THIS IS FOR OUR ANNUAL STOCK TAKE OUR EMERGENCY SERVICE WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause BULLS CLINIC MARTON CLINIC 233 State Hwy 1 48 Tutaenui Road 06 3222 333 4463406AA 4468162AB MANAWATU GARDEN FESTIVAL School Competition Win a green house for your school donated by Wintergardenz Garden Art Design and create a piece of art to brighten a dull spot in the garden. Whether it is a sculpture, painting, bird house or statue -- use your imagination to create the winning solution. •Itemtobenolargerthan2x2metres • Name of school or kindy to be displayed on bottom right hand corner • Exhibits will be judged by a celebrity judge • Best exhibit -- green house kind donated by Wintergardenz • 2nd prize - $75 book voucher kindly donated by Poppies • 3rd prize - $50 book voucher kindly donated by Poppies Entry forms available by emailing email@example.com or phone Margot 323 1956 or Lorna 323 1441. CELEBRATE THE ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCES 75TH ANNIVERSARY AT RNZAF BASE OHAKEA, 31 MARCH 2012. 4467482AA Thieves strike three times By BOBBIE NICHOLLS Target: Warren Parker, left, and his neighbours were thrown a barbecue by Watson Integrity in Blenheim St, Feilding. He has been burgled three times, one time while he was asleep. Pictured with Mr Parker is his neighbour Bernadette Manihera and her son, Rico, 1. Photo: LEILANI HATCH The actions of thieves who targeted an elderly couple not once but three times, have been countered by a neighbour's kindness in nominating them for a free street barbecue. When Warren Parker's 90th birthday was approaching, he bought some supplies for the planned celebration. That night while he and his wife, Rita, were asleep, the house was entered. Wine and food in the fridge, even a bunch of bananas and a key ring were stolen. Beer was taken from the shed and the thieves held a party on the picnic table in their back yard and left bottles, a chicken carcass and other debris for the Parkers to find the next morning. Mr Parker replenished his stocks but next night, the second ten dozen beer was stolen. The Parkers changed the house and car locks at considerable expense and installed a security camera and alarm. On a third occasion Mrs Parker was returning home with a friend one afternoon when she was approached by a young man who asked her a question. She took him through the back of the house to her husband. A day or two later the thieves returned, entering via the same door the young man had entered with Mrs Parker, broke louvres and took what was left in the drinks cupboard. They had covered the camera so they could not be identified. The same night, a neighbouring house was broken into, a television smashed and the house vandalised. For 41 years we have lived here and it has always been a really good street,'' Mr Parker said. It is distressing that we now have to have security cameras and alarms''. A neighbour nominated Mr and Mrs Parker to win a street barbecue with neighbourhood support from Watson Real Estate and on Saturday there was a party in Blen- heim Place for neighbours to show the Parkers that people care. There was a huge response to Watsons' call for nominations. Chained: Manawatu District's new Mayor Margaret Kouvelis received her chain of office from acting mayor Matt Bell at last week's council meeting. Photo: BOBBIE NICHOLLS By-election to be expected By BOBBIE NICHOLLS Nominations opened this week for the Feilding ward seat on the Mana- watu District Council left vacant by the election of Margaret Kouvelis as Mayor and indications are that a by- election will be necessary. Voting is only needed if more than one nomination is received and with 13 candidates for the five Feilding ward seats in the last election, it is anticipated there will considerable interest from people willing to fill the vacancy. Accepting the Mayoral chain, Mrs Kouvelis said she would serve the district with the same passion and belief in the district that was shown by her predecessor, Ian McKelvie. But she also signalled she will be leading a change in the council thinking to solve some of the problems which face the district. We have much to be thankful for in our town, villages and rural com- munities,'' she said. We have an abundance of good- will, resilience and generosity of spirit. We have healthy young people attaining a quality education in our local schools that will enable them to be creative thinkers and leaders tomorrow. We have a thriving business community connected to the world through innovative minds and Kiwi ingenuity that can put our district on the global stage.'' She acknowledged not everything is as rosy for some residents but the community has an abundance of volunteers and social services which make a difference to those with no job to go to and who struggle to put food on the table. We have volunteers and social services that are making a differ- ence to the lives of many because they go the extra mile in caring for them. I will be an advocate for our economic development and social wellbeing. As a council we must be mindful that the significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking that created them.''
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