Feilding Herald : May 10th 2012
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Baucke: Sam, Vicky and proud big sister Mia are delighted to announce the safe arrival of gorgeous wee Claire Violet, born on Wednesday 4th April 2012 weighing 6lbs 14oz. Special thanks to our midwife Trish Cleland. Streeter: Michael, Letitia and big sisters Lily and Isabella are thrilled to announce the arrival of our previous baby boy Hudson Joshua (9lb 8oz) born Monday 23 April 2012. Special thanks to Trish Cleland, Dawn Jacobs and to all of our family and friends for their love and support. Birth notices for this column can be delivered to Feilding Herald, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is 8.00 am Monday. New Arrivals 4580115AA Watson Real 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 Conservatories, Sunrooms, Verandahs, Decks & Patios Kind Regards, Michael None are necessary in a house property, however they add huge amenity value to a home. As the cooler weather approaches, my Mum will be enjoying her north facing conservatory, where the winter sun pours in, and helps heat her home. It is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch or a well deserved cuppa. Our Kiwi lifestyle often revolves around the bar-b- que on the deck, verandah or patio over the summer months (Autumn this year!). This is where we experience the "good times." These outdoor or semi outdoor areas are often the favourite place on the property. When selling, it is important to present these "favourite rooms", whether indoor or out, so that prospective new owners can imagine themselves enjoying everything good that the "room" has to offer. This might be the difference between a positive buying decision, or otherwise. Even during the winter, keep the patio, deck or verandah spotless, and show how you use it with table and chairs etc when Prospective Buyers are viewing. Make your conservatory or sunroom inviting. A good Agent or Salesperson might well get the Prospects to take a seat and soak up the sun and ambience. 4570973AA Elective surgery efforts FROM IAN'S DESK I am well settled into the life as a Member of Parliament now, becoming more and more fam- iliar with current legislation, and representing the Rangitikei electorate. I take the views of our local communities and groups to Par- liament, and provide infor- mation to constituents about Parliament. I advocate for locals by speaking with ministers and government departments, as well as assist- ing people with issues from immigration, to health, to fam- ily and work. My Feilding office at 11 Manchester Square is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, you can contact the office on 06 323 7253 or ianmckelvie. firstname.lastname@example.org. I am there most Fridays and always look forward to meeting you and trying to help with any issues you may have. My Marton office at 13 High Street is open on Monday and Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm, 06 327 6904 or ianmckelvie. email@example.com. A new toolkit to assist district health boards (DHBs) to further reduce waiting times and improve the quality of elective surgery has been launched. DHBs have been making great progress increasing elective sur- gery for patients performing 27,000 more operations now compared to numbers in 2008. But there s always room for improvement. The toolkit provides DHBs with strategies and support to make further improvements so even more New Zealanders can receive elective surgery. The strategies are based on success- ful initiatives from around the country with clinicians and senior managers from DHBs providing valuable insight into the benefits and barriers in the case studies. One last thing: the Coach House opened last weekend in its fabulous new venue, and as with all of these community projects, funding continues to be a challenge. However the effort put in by so many is a great credit to Brian Hunter and his team of volunteers. APRIL'S WEATHER WITH ALAN MASON What a pleasure it was to get a season in-season! After all the depressing weather we have had the first month of autumn turned out to be one out of the box ! For the gardener, growth was good, with excellent conditions for planting winter gardens. For the farmer, for sowing grass and winter crops, as well as harvesting and hay making, it couldn t have been better. We could have done with a little more rain which would certainly have produced the right conditions for a good crop of field mushrooms -- I haven t seen any yet. Incidentally the driest April on record was in 1970 when only 13.4mm was recorded, and there have been many other years when the rainfall has been less than 24mm. On the whole, it was a month which should have pleased everyone, though I must admit that autumn colouring has been slow in making its appearance. Shortly everyone will be complaining about the leaves -- and blocked gutter- ing! Rainfall: Month s total: 24.3mm, Average 75.5mm, Year s total 277mm, Heaviest fall 9.9mm on 27th Rain days 6. Temperatures: Maximum: 23 degrees C on the 8th, 9th and 10th Minimum night: 3 on 15th Minimum ground: 1 on 15th Temperatures generally above aver- age. Sunshine 12 days with over 6 hours. Many days with broken cloud and sunshine, very few overcast. Wind No high wind, mainly breezy to light.
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