Feilding Herald : April 26th 2012
2 THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 NEWS $1695 $695 $3295 $995 $895 $1895 $895 AMERICAN RUSTIC FURNITURE RANGE 5pce Bedroom Suite Library Unit Display Unit Wall Unit Large TV Cabinet Dining Suite 1800x 1mt Chopping Block Ward's Furniture 219 Broadway, Marton Ph 06 327 6045 4529353AA Safe and sound: The Bulls Fire Brigade have been installing free fire alarms in Sanson. From left, John Bowen, Kevin Adams and Fatz Taiaroa. Photo: SUPPLIED Protected Sanson can sleep easier By ZARYD WILSON email@example.com The people of Sanson can sleep a little easier. The community is the latest to have every household in the area fitted with free smoke alarms, a project which started in Bulls just over four years ago. The original project was the brainchild of the Bulls Fire Brigade and community sponsors. Bulls chief fire officer Brian Carter said it was always his intention to take the scheme into Sanson. When the Sanson Sunday Market stepped up with $12,000 to fund the project, it was able to go ahead. We feel comfortable now knowing that people have some protection, said senior station officer John Bowen of the Bulls brigade. We would like to think it an early warning for people. Volunteers began installing the alarms in March during the evenings and some Saturday mornings. Four or five alarms were installed in each house and Mr Carter said it was now up to the residents to change the batteries regularly. He suggests changing the battery on the birthday of the person whose bed- room it is. . . . It s just a way to spread the cost, he said. The successful project is going to spread. We ve got a wee bit of funding left over [from Bulls] and we re looking at going to Scotts Ferry. He said the scheme had been well received and they even had people waiting on the street for them when they knew they would be in the area. MP reaches out Here to help: Palmerston North MP Iain Lees-Galloway. Photo: ZARYD WILSON Palmerston North MP Iain Lees-Galloway visi- ted the Rangitikei elector- ate last week to introduce himself as a Labour Party contact for the region. The second-term MP said Labour wanted to reach out to all parts of the country, particularly Rangitikei, even if they did not hold a seat there. He plans to visit the electorate periodically to meet people and find out what the issues are in the area. Mr Lees-Galloway said if anybody in the Rangitikei electorate wanted to raise an issue with him they can do so via his email address iain.lees-galloway@ parliament.govt.nz CONTENTS The only publication that reaches every property in the Manawatu and Rangitikei districts 29,000 READERS EVERY WEEK EDITOR 323 5839 Opinion . . .. . . Page8 Rural . . .. .. . . Page24 Arts and Entertainment Page 27 Sport . . .. .. . . Page28 Classifieds . . Page30-34 Puzzle Page . . . . Page32 Creative Grants open Applications for Rangitikei District Council Creative Com- munities Grants are now open and close May 11. They are for undertaking creative work with a group, or using artistic tutors. The following are the local funding priorities and should meet one or more of the criteria: Projects that provide opportunities for people to par- ticipate in creative activity. Reach to and inspire the wider community. Up-skill existing and potential community tutors. Collaborate between two or more groups or individuals. Are new or innovative to the district and have the potential to strengthen the sector. Enhance the individual character of the district. If you are a school, the activity that funds are being sought for cannot duplicate work in the curriculum,. It must be in addition to that. Contact Laurel Campbell at 06 388 0099 or laurel.campbell- @rangitikei.govt.nz for infor- mation and advice. Generally grants are under $2500, though in exceptional circumstances they can be higher.
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