Feilding Herald : May 17th 2012
8 THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012 OPINION ay & Philip's port Spot 71 Manchester Street • Ph: 323 4933 R R R R R R R R R R R Ra R Fleece Clothing SPECIALS Sty Dry Trousers $66.95 $39.00 Workman Tees $26.50 $19.50 Micro Singlet $19.99 $15.00 4585548AA Your Community Christian Churches Feilding Christian Leaders Network SUNDAY 10am Knox Tuesdays 9.15 & 10.30am Little Groovers Minister: Rev Rilma Sands 06 323 8654 FEILDING OROUA PRESBYTERIAN PARISH North Street 4590864AA FEILDING FAMILY CHURCH (St Pauls - PCANZ) Cnr Church & Grey Sts All Welcome Graeme Turnbull Ph (06) 323 4366 SUNDAY 9.00am Worship 10.30am Worship 4590856AA Sun 20 May Ascension 8am Feilding 9.45am Feilding 10am Colyton 11am Beaconsfield Wednesday 10am Feilding Contact: 323 4026 or 323 7050 4590871AA 4590544AA Watson Real Estate Ltd Licensed under REAA 2008 firstname.lastname@example.org www.watsonproperty.co.nz Michael Ford AREINZ, ANZIV, SPINZ WK: 06 323 8601 M: 027 542 4707 A/H: 06 328 7890 Market Update Kind Regards, Michael The April statistics showed a drop in volume of residential properties sold through all Real Estate Agencies in Feilding in April. The number dropped to 23 in April after 2 strong months at 35 in February and 32 in March. Palmerston North dropped from 141 in March to 79 in April. Our residential median is holding up well at $251,500, which is still higher than expected, and closer than usual to Palmerston North's at $264,500. Both are assessed over 3 months. Levin's median is well below ours at $169,000, and similarly Wanganui's at $271,250. Readers need to clearly differentiate provincial New Zealand's residential real estate market from Auckland's and Christchurch's. There is a far more buoyant market in those 2 large cities, with value increases that are not happening here. 4585537AA Pedleys Nursery 32 Queen Street, Feilding Phone: 323 4729 Plant Now Strawberry Plants Camerosa -- big sweet fruit. Ideal for home gardens. Heavy cropper over long period. Disease free Berryfruit Blueberry, Cranberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Boysenberry Gooseberry, Currants -- red and black Garlic and Shallots Ready to plant now Seed potatoes in store 4596091AA SUPER 15 WEEK 13 PICKS Commercial & Rural Insurance Specialists A division of Aon New Zealand Limited A division of Aon New Zealand Limited 06 323 7951 m: 021 491 808 Office: 06.323 5544 H:063231125•M:0272970954 78% Gary Nesdale Gary Nesdale HURRICANES V BRUMBIES HIGHLANDERS V BULLS CRUSADERS V BLUES REDS V LIONS CHEETAHS V SHARKS STORMERS V WARATAHS FORCE V REBELS M: 027 643 7437 H: 323 3879 17 Manchester St, Feilding 64% Conrad Wilkshire HURRICANES V BRUMBIES HIGHLANDERS V BULLS CRUSADERS V BLUES REDS V LIONS CHEETAHS V SHARKS STORMERS V WARATAHS FORCE V REBELS Craig McNeill 67% HURRICANES V BRUMBIES HIGHLANDERS V BULLS CRUSADERS V BLUES REDS V LIONS CHEETAHS V SHARKS STORMERS V WARATAHS FORCE V REBELS Craig McNeill H H H C R R C S Office: 06. 323 6114 Mobile: 021 650 662 Amy Galloway 19 Manchester St, Feilding Phone 06 323 4282 68% HURRICANES V BRUMBIES HIGHLANDERS V BULLS CRUSADERS V BLUES REDS V LIONS CHEETAHS V SHARKS STORMERS V WARATAHS FORCE V REBELS 82 Fergusson Street • Phone 323 8601 66% Kerry Gracie HURRICANES V BRUMBIES HIGHLANDERS V BULLS CRUSADERS V BLUES REDS V LIONS CHEETAHS V SHARKS STORMERS V WARATAHS FORCE V REBELS hone 323 6354 64% John Cox PPPh HURRICANES V BRUMBIES HIGHLANDERS V BULLS CRUSADERS V BLUES REDS V LIONS CHEETAHS V SHARKS STORMERS V WARATAHS FORCE V REBELS 59% Tony Jensen HURRICANES V BRUMBIES HIGHLANDERS V BULLS CRUSADERS V BLUES REDS V LIONS CHEETAHS V SHARKS STORMERS V WARATAHS FORCE V REBELS 4415597AA 4520833AA 4597315AA This weeks edition now online... www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/digital-editions d/d LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PNCC lead by example Well done to Jono Naylor and councillors of the Palmerston North City Council regarding the earthquake prone building issue. For their council to have organised a meeting with building owners and interested parties so that, united, they could work together through this very serious issue, with a 15 to 30-year time frame to enter strengthen or demolish earthquake risk buildings, which is both realistic and do-able -- congratulations! In stark contrast, the Manawatu District Council did not call a meeting of building owners. Feilding Promotion organised a meeting with very concerned building owners and over 100 people attended. Even though invitations were sent out, not one councillor bothered to attend, although the mayor and two councillors did apologise. The mayor sent a statement to be read out at the meeting. The MDC chief executive officer advised that no council officers would be attending the meeting. The meeting endorsed 100 per cent the work that Feilding Promotion was doing in trying to get councillors to the meeting table to improve the policy. The MDC voted to reduce the time frame within their own EQPB draft policy from 30 to 10 years in the adopted policy. I have not found a councillor who can remember why they voted to reduce the time frame so dramatically. There is a monumental difference between 30 years and 10 years which needed consultation. This didn t occur. From the time of adopting the 10-year time frame, MDC resisted numerous attempts to have the issue revisited by way of a meeting with councillors. After letters were sent to building owners on 16 December, 2011, the council was asked again to meet urgently. It took several attempts and a presentation was finally made on February 28, 2012. Council rejected all of the recommendations made. Building owners will continue to challenge the council. Feilding has a higher proportion of heritage and earthquake prone buildings than Palmerston North. We need to work towards public safety in a way that won t destroy the town. It is about managing the risk. We need to consider public safety, the viability of the future of Feilding town centre as well as the economic and social impacts, heritage considerations, rental levels and plan the future in a calm, considered way. Again to have the forethought shown by the Palmerston North City Council would have made a heck of a lot of difference on this issue. Kerry Gracie A sincere thank you Thank you most sincerely to the very honest person who picked up my wallet off the table in Feilding Take Note recently and handed it in. The relief was so great and everything inside was untouched. You know who you are. Sadly I do not, but thank you for making me so happy. Kind regards Feilding resident Have a say Readers are invited to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters can be delivered, posted or emailed and must be received 10am the Monday before the day of publication. Letters are printed at the discretion of the Editor. All letters must disclose the full name of the letter writer and their address. Letters should not exceed 300 words. Letters can be emailed to email@example.com or posted to P O Box 190 Feilding.
May 10th 2012
May 24th 2012