Community Notices

The Apiti Community Committee welcomes you to come along and hear what is happening in our community. Our next meeting is to be held at Apiti Community Hall 7pm on Thursday 18th October. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Also Manawatu District Council are embarking on a new project - The Future of Feilding's Town Centre - A Community Discussion 2018. So at The Apiti Community Committee Meeting, Mayor Helen Worboys or Deputy Mayor Michael Ford will provide a short introductory presentation, followed by feedback session with the community committee.
If you would like to raise a matter with Committee, please call either our chairperson Ken Thompson 3284779 or secretary Sonya Dearlove 3284547.   -  S. Dearlove.
Feilding Athletics Club
Every Wednesday at Timona Park in Feilding for ages 4 - 6 from 5.30 - 6.30 and for ages 7 - 18 from 5.30 to 7.00pm.  -  Vanessa W. 

Targa Motorsport Event - Wednesday the 28th November 2018
The organisers of this event have offered Apiti School an opportunity to raise good money with this event.  We have been asked if we are able to provide 5 - 6 Marshalls to undertake taping gates and to act as 'Marshalls' at intersections from 1.30 to 6.00pm on that afternoon.
Our fundraising committee ASSA, is keen to do this but need to have numbers before we reply to the Targa committee with a definite answer.
If any parent or community members would like to help us out, please text Nicole on
027 2709454 as soon as possible to let her know so she can reply to the Targa committee.  We would very much appreciate your help!  If you need to know any more info about this event, please contact Nicole.

Education Review Office Visit
A reminder that Rod and Jan from the ERO office will be visiting Apiti School next Monday and Tuesday.  All parents and community members are invited to attend the mihi whakatau at 11.30am on Monday to welcome our guests.

Feilding Craft Market
Here comes NZ's biggest Christmas market!  October 12th and 13th at Manfeild Stadium, Feilding. 
We have grown so much, we are now holding our big Christmas market at Manfeild Stadium. 
We have new vendors joining us all the time. This market you will find a wide range of Christmas gifts 
with Christmas cakes, handcrafted toys, chocolates, garden furniture, infused local honey, handmade 
soaps, jewellery and much, much more with over 200 stalls and some of the best makers in New Zealand.
With a cafe on site, it's a great day out for the whole family. 
Our fundraisers for this market are St John's and the Feilding Menzshed.
Entry adults $8 - under 12's FREE!   -  Feilding Craft Market.
Rental Wanted
Nicole is interested in hearing from anyone who has a house for rent.  If you have, please ring Nicole on 027 2709454.  -  N. Philps.

Manchester House Social Services Society, are holding two Money  Mates Financial  Literacy Workshops in the area. The first one is today at 1pm to 3.00pm at the Tavern the second is next Tuesday same time at the Tavern.
Learn how to save money in your budget.
Pay off debt faster.
Know how to borrow money sensibly.
Free workshops. 
All participants completing the course will go into a draw to win a $200 sponsored grocery voucher.  Small groups. Booking is required. Contact Maureen 3237191 0r
This would be ideal for the young ones working on the farms.
Ladies Group.
Charis is coming to show case her soya candles and candle melts that you put into burners, plus other products. Charis used to own a shop in New Plymouth and has recently shifted into Apiti.
this will be the 20th September 7.30pm in the staff room at the school. Gold coin donation for the school please.  See you there.  -  June and Chrissy

Massey University - Youth Asthma Study
Massey University is conducting an important research study looking at the different types of asthma in children and teens ages 8 - 18.
The study aims to examine the causes of childhood asthma and therefore improve treatment options for all asthmatics.
Approx 600 children and teenagers are already taking part in the research, but we need 100 more to take part!  The study involves a lung function test and a short questionnaire.
We are inviting children and teenagers with and without asthma to take part in this research.  If you or your child is between 8 and 18 years old , please consider being part of this study.
Please contact : Jean Feary McKenzie on 0508 ASTHMA or
Otara Bridge Strengthening and Repairs ROAD CLOSURE
Riverside Construction Limited, on behalf of the Manawatū District Council, will be closing the Otara Road Bridge to all traffic from 7am on Tuesday 2 October to 5pm on Friday 5 October 2018.    The Otara Road Bridge crosses the Rangitikei River at Ohingaiti.                  The closure of the bridge is part of the Bridge Strengthening Project and is necessary to safely carry out work on the abutments and approaches to the bridge. 
Important information:
When:       Closure starts from 7.00am Tuesday 2nd Oct 2018 to 5.00pm Friday 5th Oct 2018
Times:       The bridge will be closed at all times for the duration of the closure period 
During the closure period, access from State Highway 1 to Rangiwahia will be from Mangaweka via Ruahine Road. Please note that there is an existing 6 tonne gross weight limit for all vehicles using Ruahine Road.  Thank you in advance for your patience.  We look forward to working with you to complete this important project for the community.   
Jim Mestyanek, Senior Structural Engineer, Roading, Manawatu District Council

Feilding Tennis Club
Give tennis a shot at the Love Tennis Central open weekend!
25 tennis clubs across the central region are opening their doors on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9
September from 1-4pm, and serving up a fun, FREE event for people of all ages.
The event is for anyone, young or old, who would like to try out - or get back into - tennis. 
By attending, you will have the chance to win a trip for two to the 2018 ASB Classic in Auckland in January and score yourself a FREE Hell Pizza just for coming along!
Bring yourself or bring your family and find out all there is to love about tennis! Clubs will be firing up the barbeque, and there’ll be plenty of games and giveaways. 
Tennis Central’s Participation Manager Mel Jansen said “Tennis is a fun and friendly sport. People of any age or level can pick up a racquet and have a lot of fun together. Kids, adults and families can make the most of this free event and maybe find a new passion.  Now in its third year the Love Tennis weekend is a great way for families to find out if tennis is for them”.  Club members are encouraged to get behind this campaign to promote and support their local club and bring along their friends.  Equipment will be provided by participating clubs.  For more information and list of participating clubs visit   - J. Chapman 

Apiti Tavern
Our community dinner will be held on Friday the 7th September 2018.

The usual RSVP details... via facebook messenger, by ringing us or by emailing us on  Sitting down to eat at 6.30pm.

Then there is the quiz night fundraiser. This is on the 1st September. Doors open at 6pm. $5 entry. Finger food provided throughout the night. 

As of Wednesday 22 August, the entrance to the Tavern will be via the Oroua Lounge doors. The smaller bar is being shut down for renovations. -  Regards, Kylie and Shawn - Apiti Tavern & Eatery, 06 328 4848.

Money Mates Financial Literacy Workshops - Apiti Tavern
Learn how to make every dollar count!  
  • 50 ways to save money in your budget.
  • Pay off debt faster.
  • Know how to borrow sensibly.
  • Free Workshops.
All participants completing the course will go into a draw to win a $200 sponsored grocery voucher.
Tuesday September 11th and 18th - 1pm to 3.30pm.  At the Apiti TavernSmall groups.  Booking is required.  Contact Maureen on (06) 3237191 or   -  Maureen

Dr. SEUSS’S - THE CAT IN THE HAT - Live on stage
October 4th - 10am and 12.30pm. Recent on Broadway, Palmerston North 0200 224 224 - service fees will apply

Otara Bridge Strengthening and Repairs 
Works have begun on the Otara Bridge over the Rangitikei River at Ohingaiti to strengthen the bridge to carry full Class 1 traffic loads.  The works are expected to be completed by Christmas 2018. 
Most of the work will take place under the bridge using scaffolding and therefore will not interrupt traffic.  However, at times we will need to close the bridge fully for up to 5 days to carry out work on the deck and approaches.  We will advise these proposed closures 4 weeks in advance. 
In addition to this, ordinary daily traffic may encounter occasional temporary delays (stop/go control).  We will aim to keep these as short as possible.  Of course, we will give immediate access to emergency services, as required.
Please take care to observe the existing bridge restrictions while we are working at the site.
Thank you in advance for your patience.  We look forward to working with you to complete this important project for the community. Jim Mestyanek, Senior Structural Engineer, Roading, Manawatu District Council. 
The primary contractor contacts are as follows: 
Riverside Construction Ltd.
Ian Hunt                      Site Supervisor                        027 451 2664
Jim Sweetensen          Construction Manager            021 368 002
Steven Sowry               Engineer                                  022 134 2161
Mark Goodwin            Contract Manager                  027 442 7304
   -  Gary Stoneley, District Coordinator, Manawatu District Neighbourhood Support
ph 06 323 7386 mob 027 323 7387

Manawatu District Neighbourhood Support                                                                       We are seeking a new field officer. Neighbourhood Support Field Officer Manawatu District - Feilding based.  Commencing 1 October, 2018.                                                                    This is a paid community position (up to 20 hours per week initially).  As Neighbourhood Support Field Officer you will work in partnership with Police, Council, Emergency Management and other community organisations to connect with the community and enhance neighbourhood wellbeing.                                                                                                       You will be communicating with, overseeing and developing our neighbourhood network of more than 4000 rural and urban households and group contacts throughout the Manawatu District.   You may be called upon to provide support and information in an emergency.  Work hours are flexible and may include some evening and weekend work as required.                  A police vetting check will be required.  A work vehicle is supplied.                                       For a detailed job description contact:  Gary on 06 323 7386, 027 323 7387, or email                                                                                                A current CV and covering letter stating your suitability for the role and community interests, together with the contact details of 3 referees is required. Applications Close Friday 31 August, 2018.  -  Manawatu District Neighbourhood Support - Gary Stoneley, District Coordinator Manawatu District Neighbourhood Support, ph 06 323 7386 mob 027 323 7387

SCAMS ! These are affecting our family, friends and neighbours. Some businesses are being affected and their data held for ransom. Some considerable sums of money are being lost and in some cases scammers are gaining access to computers, passwords and bank accounts.
Recent scams include a call from a communications company that seemed genuine. The caller got the home owner to give them remote access to their computer. This then gave access to all passwords and confidential information.

There are also many scams out there offering free deals that get you to click on links to a fake website. Is the contact genuine. If it sounds to good to be true it probably is a scam.
If being contacted by phone, please always verify the identity of the caller and arrange to call them back. if unsure check with another person and get a second opinion.
If you believe you our a person you know has been scammed contact the police and if access to your accounts or credit card payments are involved contact your bank immediately.
For more information on scams check out the following links.
  -  Gary Stoneley, District Coordinator Manawatu District Neighbourhood Support, ph 06 323 7386 mob 027 323 7387.

"2018 National Sport Stacking Championships
The 2018 National Sport Stacking Championships (cup stacking) are being held at Cullinane College Gymnasium, 15 Peat Street, Whanganui,  on Saturday 22 September 2018. The tournament is for all ages from 3-60+, for Novice and Experienced stackers. Registrations and all details of the Championships are on the Speed Stacks (NZ) website Tournaments page:
Early registrations end Friday 07 September. Entries close Friday 14 September."                               Thank you.  -  Tanya on behalf of the WSSA NZ (World Sport Stacking Association NZ)  Speed Stacks (NZ) Tel:  09 431 5559  Web:  Official supplier to the Black Stacks:

MPI have issued a warning for biotoxins identified in shellfish. This can be a significant health risk.  Do not collect or eat any shellfish from the affected region, from Port Waikato, southward to the Manawatū River at Foxton Beach.  MPI's website for more information:-
Gary Stoneley, District Coordinator, Manawatu District Neighbourhood Support
ph 06 323 7386 mob 027 323 7387
c/o Feilding Police Station, 93 Kimbolton RoadBox 341, Feilding.

Ladies Group
Its great that spring has sprung at last. Nice to have a few days of sunshine.
Ma Ma Mia is now on at Focal Point. How about a lunch break this week. Tuesday lunchtime. If you would like a coffee and something to eat before the film, meet at the theater at 12.00. The film starts at 1.00. Bring your singing voice to enjoy the music. See you all there.
  -  June and Chrissy.

Children’s After-School Art Programme VACANCIES
4.00 – 5.00 pm Wednesdays.  7 to 13 year olds.
Classes have started but there are vacancies.  Cost: - $8.00 per child per session materials supplied.  Held at the Feilding and District Art Centre, 104 Manchester Street.  Telephone 323 2323, or enquire within.  -  Catherine Toulis on behalf of the Feilding Art Centre Committee.

Howdy all,
Here is the link to all our Shemozzle events at the Hunterville Huntaway Festival on our website.

You can also find all of the registration form links on the Facebook events on our Facebook page.
As I email this, 70 of the 200 kids spots have already been filled!!
Hope to see you there!!!!   -  Cheryl Gray, Coordinator of the Children's Shemozzle 2016-2018

Hi everyone. Over the past few days three (3) weaner bulls have been stolen from the Rangiwahia Road, Kimbolton area. Can any who may have seen suspicious vehicles with livestock or any suspicious vehicle activity please contact police.

In such cases, wherever possible, please advise vehicle description and registration details. A reminder to always exercise caution in such situations. 

On another note I had the opportunity to meet Kylie and Sean at the Apiti Tavern. This is also a local Civil Defence post. If you are in the area please pop in and introduce yourself.

Gary Stoneley, District Coordinator, Manawatu District Neighbourhood Support
ph 06 323 7386 mob 027 323 7387.
c/o Feilding Police Station, 93 Kimbolton Road, Box 341, Feilding
Neighbourhood Support - It's about you. Check out our new website and update your contact details at or 

Apiti Playcentre
We are holding a recess meeting on July 27th at 4pm to formally discuss and close Apiti Playcentre.  This will be held at the Apiti Playcentre and all are welcome to attend.   -  Hayley F. 

Apiti Tavern Community Dinner
Friday the 27th of July at 6.30.  $25.00 - 13 and over. $10.00 under 13.
Bookings essential on 06 3284848,, Facebook messenger, or by dropping in and seeing us. 
The team at the Tavern look forward to seeing you.    - Kylie and Shawn.
'How To Dad' - Waituna West School Fundraiser
Also including; Patch Lambert and Local Comedian Paul King. 
Saturday 11th August @ 6pm, Waituna West Hall.  Limited Tickets - $50.00pp.  Ticket includes; great line up of entertainment, dinner, cash bar, auction. R18 event. For ticket sales please phone school office on 06 3286 805 or  -  W.W School.

Hunterville's 21st Annual Event
Hunterville Huntaway Festival.  Saturday 27th October 2018, 11 am start.
2018 Children’s Shemozzle
Do you have what it takes? Stamina, courage, mental and physical ability, not to mention a sense of adventure and fun. 
2018 Children’s Shemozzle
When: Sat 27 October 2017
Where: Hunterville, Rangitikei
Who: Primary and Intermediate
School students between 9 - 13 years old. Price: $20 per child. Registrations open 1st August.  Check out our Facebook Page: Hunterville Huntaway Festival or our website:, for more information!  -  Cheryl.

Mid Winter Rangiwahia and Districts Christmas Party
Let's warm up with Manawatu Band 'FunBus' - 7th July 7.30 till late at the Rangiwahia Hall. Cash bar, continuous supper.  $35.00 Double / Family. $20.00 Single tickets. For tickets - phone : Shelly Dew-Hopkins 3282854, Rose Brodie 3282868, Sue Jex 3282880.   -  Sue Jex.
'How To Dad' - Waituna West School Fundraiser
Also including; Patch Lambert and Local Comedian Paul King. 
Saturday 11th August @ 6pm, Waituna West Hall.  Limited Tickets - $50.00pp.  Ticket includes; great line up of entertainment, dinner, cash bar, auction. R18 event. For ticket sales please phone school office on 06 3286 805 or  -  W.W School.
121 South Street Feilding. Wednesday 11th July 2018 10.30am - 12 midday
Senior (7 - 12 years)....... Wood & Acrylic Picture Framing
Junior (5 - 7 years)....................Rocket Making & Poker Work
Stamp Collecting (5-12 years).....New & Existing Collectors
Pre registrations are required to enable correct material and supervision needs.
Workshop programme cost is $6-00 per child. (Payment preferred at time of registration). Limited Spaces. For more information please contact Piki phone: 06 323 6401 or email:  -  Piki Lowe, Administrator, Coach House Museum, 121 South Street, FEILDING.
"She Shears"
I am one of the producers of an upcoming kiwi film She Shears. Attached a little information about our film. 
As filmmaker we are very aware that the rural community of New Zealand is rarely seen on our screens. In the coming months we will be trying to ensure that our film reaches a national audience. If you are interested in staying up to date with our news and upcoming events please check out our website and facebook     -  Georgina Allison Conder, Producer 
Miss Conception Films presents She Shears - an inspirational new documentary

In the grueling world of competitive sheep shearing there is no women’s section. Women

and men compete together. She Shears is the story of passion, purpose and determination,
and follows five women for whom shearing is not just a job.
She Shears will receive its world premiere at the NZ International Film Festival on
Wednesday 1st August, 6:15pm at the ASB Waterfront Theatre, with tickets on sale from
Friday 29th June. The film will screen in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin as
part of the NZIFF. A nationwide general release in scheduled for October this year.
Presented by Miss Conception Films, the 85 - minute documentary is produced by Georgina
Conder (The Breaker Upperers) and Ainsley Gardiner (The Breaker Upperers, Boy). The pair
originally set-up Miss Conception in 2015 with the aim of producing strong female stories.
Conder comments on the film: “I can’t wait for Kiwi audiences from all walks of life to see
the strong, inspirational women who feature in this documentary. Sheep shearing has
traditionally been a man’s world, but these women prove that anything is possible if you
point your mind to it.”
She Shears is directed by Jack Nicols who hopes that audiences leave with a big smile on
their face. “These women come from such a different world to me. The idea that you can
shear 400 – 500 sheep a day is something incredibly foreign but exciting to me.”
The five women featured are world record-holders Jills Angus Burney and Emily Welch,
along with Hazel Wood, Catherine Mullooly and Pagan Karauria. The film revolves around
Masterton’s annual Golden Shears competition.

Ladies Group - This Thursday night 14th June 7.30pm in the staffroom at the school. Because of the
cooler weather, we will have a quiet night in, so bring a favourite recipe and a sample of the recipe to try.
Gold coin donation as usual. The heater will be on and the jug will be boiling.  - June.

MDC Public Meeting -  Local / Roading Issues
As you will know, Manawatu District Council Elected Members and staff have engaged in a series of draft 2018-28 Long Term Plan consultation meetings throughout April and May.
While many topics were discussed, one of the key messages that Council received from the North was around the roading network – the problems, the maintenance, the priorities, the communities’ expectations and some of the communities’ frustrations.
So... To dig deeper into this issue (and find a solution), Council wants to work closely with the community and look at ways to get a better local understanding of the local issues.
What does that look like? Council is planning a ‘listening session’ to hear your views, your thoughts and your suggestions about all things roading.
We are organising a meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday 20 June 2018 at the Apiti Tavern to hear from the North.
This will be an open and forward looking session and Council want to hear from anyone who is interested in contributing. Mayor Helen Worboys, a number of Elected Members, senior Council officers and roading staff will be attending.
If you have any questions please contact me directly or your local / liaison Councillor for more information.
Regards - HAMISH WAUGH General Manager - Infrastructure.

Apiti Community Committee 
The ACC welcomes you to come along and hear what is happening in our community.
Our next meeting is to be held at the Apiti Community Hall, 7pm on Thursday June 21st.  
All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
If you would like to raise a matter with the Committee please call either our chairperson Ken Thompson 3284 779 or secretary Katherine Gillespie 3284 747. - K Gillespie.  027 296 5917

Kimbolton Arts and Sculpture Trust
On behalf of the Kimbolton Arts and Sculpture Trust I would like to sincerely thank you for promoting the Young Persons Sculpture Award to the Apiti school pupils. Their contributions added considerably to the success of the festival and was much appreciated by the organising trustees and the viewing public. We look forward to working with the school in the future.  
-  Regards, Tony Waugh, Kimbolton Art Sculpture Charitable Trust.

Stock Thefts
Rural Constable Mark Dickins has advised that there have been several incidents of stock thefts / stock going
missing in the Waituna West / Kimbolton and Apiti area over the past couple of weeks. the largest of these
being 15 Ewe Hoggets from Beaconsfield.
Residents are reminded to keep an eye out for suspicious vehicles or persons. If it looks suspicious it probably
is and dialing police straight away may save someone losing their property.
While there have not been a large number or rural property thefts recently these are continuaing sporadically
around the district.
Remember if a crime is in progress or you fear for safety always dial 111 immediately.
- Gary Stoneley, District Coordinator, Manawatu District Neighbourhood Support

Friday 22 June 2018, 6.30pm FAHS School Assembly Hall. CASH BAR, RAFFLES, AUCTION, PRIZES.  
Tickets: $15 each, or a full table of 6 for $60.  Message: 0274 975 701 – Jenni.
Email: Pre-ordered platters (before 21 June) $25. Fundraising to go to the
National Teen Ag Grand Finals in Invercargill run alongside Young Farmer of the Year.  - P. Scott.

The Manawatu Poultry and Pigeon Club
Proudly presents The 2018 National Poultry and Pigeon Show - Barber Hall, Waldegrave St, Palmerston North on Saturday the 9th of June, 2.00 - 6.00pm.  Sunday 10th June, 9.30am - 2.00pm.  Come and see the best birds in the country and meet the nations best breeders!  Birds available for sale. Admission : Adults $5.00, Children (5 yrs to 14yrs) $2.00.   -  Merryn Ashton.  

Apiti Tavern - Community Dinner
This Friday, the 1st of June 2018, meal ready at 6.30pm.  Under 5 free, 5 -12 = $10.00, 13 and over = $25.00.
Bookings essential on 06 3284848, or or Facebook messenger, or by dropping in and seeing us. 
We look forward to seeing you there.  - Kylie and Shawn.

The Apiti RSA Annual General meeting will be held next Wednesday the 30th of May in the Apiti Tavern and Eatery starting at 7.30pm.  Supper will be provided.  All welcome.
   -  S. Goodall (Secretary).

MDC Submission
This is a request from the Apiti Community Committee concerning the presentation of the Apiti submission to the Council over proposed rate rise. 
Hi Everyone.  I attended the submission from Jo and Pat Hayes today at the council chambers.
I speak to our submission on Wednesday at 3.30 in the afternoon. 
After seeing the process, I can see that having as many people as possible from the community behind me, will carry a lot of weight! Therefore I ask that as many people attend as possible. 
There is seating for at least 40, it is important that we show we care!!!   -  Ken T.

Apiti Playcentre is looking to close at the end of term 2!  If anyone is interested in running it or something similar, please contact Hayley or Sara Wills   -  Hayley.

Ladies Group  -  Tuesday 15th May  7.30pm
Tom Cumings is going to talk about his trip from London to Mongolia as a fund raising trip for charity.  Also some of his life on a super-yacht in Europe (sounds like a dream job).
Husbands and partners are welcome to come along too.  Lounge Bar at the Tavern.
Gold coin donation for tea or coffee.  -  June and Chrissy.

Ukulele Group
Jo would like to know if there is interest in having a Ukulele group for adults in the Apiti Tavern once a month on a Sunday afternoon from 4 - 5pm.  Ukulele's will be available for those who do not have their own.  Please ring  Jo on 027 4756777 if interested.
   -  J. Loveridge.

Cook Book
The Apiti Playcentre fundraising Bon Apiti 'cook book' is now available for purchase.  Please contact Hayley, or Facebook, or email   -  H. Field.

MDC Long Term Plan
Proposed Rate Rises for the Rural Community 

Below is a submission form that enables everyone to do an individual submission by email, however we still need as
many as possible to attend tonight’s meeting at 7.00 at the community hall to sign the group submission.

Postal: Manawatu District Council
Freepost Authority No. 508

1. I support the submissions made by the Apiti Community Committee and
    Federated Farmers.
2. I am a rural rate payer in the Manawatu District
3. Under the Proposed Long Term Plan, my rates will increase substantially over
    the next three years.
4. Despite this ongoing increase, I am unable to understand the full extent of the
    proposals to my rates bill, as the available estimates only regard the first year
    of the Plan.
5. My rates bill is already a significant cost. I therefore do not support any
    proposals to vary the rural differentials set, as these will increase my rating bill
    again, despite no additional services being provided by Council.
6. I do not support Council’s proposal to amend the rural differentials for roading
    and the general rate.
7. I therefore submit that Council retain the current differentials.

Thank You to everyone that contributed baking for our hall cake stall at the Kimbolton Sculpture festival. Another successful day raising $580.00! That will be a wonderful help getting things in the hall up to scratch. We will keep you all informed to what the money will be spent on.
Indoor Bowls is starting up again on Wednesday night at 7.30.  Come along for a relaxing night of social bowls. 
Rate rise submission
The submission has been made out and we just need as many numbers as possible to come along to the hall tonight to sign it. There is also an individual submission on line to sign,
Numbers are NEEDED!!    -  June. 

Apiti Tavern - Community Dinner
This Friday, the 4th of May 2018. Roast and dessert. Under 5 free, 5 -12 = $10.00, 13 and over = $25.00.
Bookings essential on 06 3284848, or or Facebook messenger, or by dropping in and seeing us. 
$50.00 tavern voucher or donation to a charity of your choice up for grabs. 
We look forward to seeing you there.  - Kylie and Shawn.

Apiti RSA - March 2018
Kia ora Returned & Service members, Associate members and Widows
President’s message
Welcome All
We look forward to ANZAC day next month, as another year has disappeared increasingly quickly! The RSA committee has been busy organizing the upcoming day to honour and remember those who have gone before us.
Our guest speaker this year will be Ross George, son of the late Ivan George, who researched and
first published the book “Apiti Where’s That?” in 1977. Ivan was the Principal of Apiti School for 10 1⁄2
It will be great to catch up with you all again on ANZAC day, to meet and greet old and new friends and
for all to enjoy our Apiti hospitality.
Kind regards,
Ross Bielski - President Apiti RSA
ANZAC Day – Wednesday 25 April 2018
The format for the ANZAC Parade and service for 2018;
9.45 am   - Gather in the village at the garage if marching
10.00 am - Parade of Military Vehicles up the main road
                - Fly past
10.15 am - March to Apiti Hall conducted by Linton Army and led by Feilding & Districts Pipe Band.
                - Wreath laying and ceremonies
10.30 am - Service in Hall and Marquee
                - Followed by morning tea and refreshments
1.00 pm - Pot Luck BBQ Lunch at the Apiti Tavern – Meat will be provided
ALL WELCOME“Bring your family, Bring your friends”
Please bring a large salad / large finger food main / large finger food dessert / slices
March: We would like all service and associate members to join in the March. Also a family member
may wear medals in memory and march. Please join in.
Medal and Poppy Wearing Protocol:
Medals to be worn by recipient only on left side. If medals are to be worn by a relative in honour of a deceased recipient, they are to be worn on the right side.
Poppies: should be worn on the left side above the medals. Please purchase from Apiti RSA – (as
all donations go to Apiti RSA) available from Apiti Tavern, Kimbolton Café, Kimbolton & Cheltenham Hotels, ANZ Feilding & Simon McKay Plant & Machinery Feilding.
RSA Badge: wear on the right lapel.
Membership Cards: 2018 subs are $20.00 and can be paid with cash on the day to Hugh McIntyre
(Treasurer) - Makoura Rd, R.D. 1 Apiti 4777 email;
or internet banking 020 628 001 796 700
RSA Golf Day: Sunday 29 April 2018
RSA Annual meeting: Wednesday 30 May 2018
Email: Please update your details to John Goodall @
Best regards
Shirley Goodall – Secretary Apiti RSA.

The NZ Rural Sculpture Awards are coming to a village near you!
THE KIMBOLTON SCULPTURE FESTIVAL - Saturday April 28, Kimbolton Domain.
There’s great prize money for anyone living within a 30 kilometre radius of Kimbolton who gets creative and enters a sculpture – there’s still time to get into the shed and show what you can do – grab a chainsaw, welding gear or just chip away.
Go to for details. Prizes for local youth entries, small sculptures and farmers.
Free stalls are available for community groups and private individuals in the 30k zone who want to sell quality goods on the day.
Contact to apply for a stall site (T&C’s apply).
We also want to hear from you if you want to be in a top town team, be a volunteer or busk on the day.

Y O U , Y O U R F A M I L Y A N D F R I E N D S A R E I N V I T E D T O T H E
V E R Y F I R S T - Kimbolton Sculpture Festival Saturday April 28.
Open 9am – 4pm - Headline music act 2pm.
Rural Sculpture : $11,000 in prize money.  Local food.  Stalls.  Live music.  Top Town.
Hands on family fun.  Young Farmers Competition.  Farm tours.
ADULTS : $5.00.  Preschoolers : Free.  Students under 18 : Free.
FESTIVAL PARTNER: Bayleys.   -   T. Waugh.

Apiti Community Committee re : Manawatu District Long Term Plan 
Rate increases for the rural sector are rumored to be between 15% and 25%, we need everyone to attend this 11th of April meeting, to voice their opinion whether they are for or against. 
Attached is a statement from the Mayor with information on the proposed changes to the long term plan.  
-  Ken Thompson - Chair, Apiti Community Committee. 
Manawatu District Long Term Plan - Community Consultations
Council will be in your community to discuss the Long Term Plan and to answer your questions.
There are two big questions :
a)  Rates : What is the fairest way to distribute the cost of services?
b)  What is the best way to pay for stormwater improvements?

Meeting to be held on the 11th of April at 7.00pm in the Apiti Community Hall.

“Proposed changes in the Manawatū District Council's draft Long Term Plan will see the significant difference between rural and urban rates reduced. Council recognises that the services it provides benefit ratepayer groups differently, and that as a general principle it is fair and reasonable to expect that those who can benefit from a service should pay for the service. The legislation only provides for limited rating system options, and our system is based on capital value. The higher the capital value of your property the higher the rates, which is quite a blunt instrument. It is however only the General rates, Roading rates and Parks and Sportsgrounds rates that are based on capital value and these are the ones that are affected by the proposed changes in rating differentials (weightings). Other rates that make up the total rates on a property include water supply, wastewater (sewerage), drainage (stormwater), Uniform Annual General Charge, Makino Aquatic Centre, Libraries and such services as kerbside recycling. There are other specific targeted rates such as CBD redevelopment and security. "The differentials between the different property categories such as residential, rural and commercial need to be fair and equitable. Council has determined that the current rating differentials are not fair and equitable. Feilding residential rates are currently about the 5th highest in NZ, and rural rates are some of the lowest in NZ" say Mayor Helen Worboys. Roading is the most significant expense for our District. Currently 61% of the money to pay for roading comes from rural ratepayers and 39% from urban ratepayers, whereas 89% of the money is spent on rural roads and 11% on urban roads. The proposed changes mean that 71% of the money to pay for roading will come from Rural ratepayers and 29% from urban ratepayers. Council takes the view that everyone benefits from the roading network. Reviewing the differential and rebalancing the rural-urban contributions has had the effect of reducing the rate impact on our business district and Feilding residents and increasing the rural. The changes for Rural ratepayers for General Rates will be phased in over 3 years. The changes to the system affecting the General, Roading and Parks and Sportsgrounds rates only are based on seven principles which are intended to ensure fairness to all ratepayer groups: Rates are proportional to the capital value of the property Rural and residential ratepayers benefit equally from services funded by the General Rate, e.g. District planning, governance and administration of Council, economic development, community development, polls, a portion of licensing, animal control, building consenting, resource consenting and compliance etc, etc.  Properties in the Industrial and Non CBD Commercial, Utilities and Feilding CBD areas benefit more than Rural and Feilding Residential properties from economic development Rural, Feilding Residential and Feilding CBD ratepayers benefit equally from the roading network Industrial and Non CBD Commercial, and Utilities ratepayers place greater demand on the roading network than other ratepayer groups, and should pay more towards its maintenance Feilding CBD ratepayers benefit most from Parks and Sports Grounds; Utilities, Industrial and Non CBD Commercial, Feilding Residential and Feilding Rural ratepayers also receive moderate benefits, while Rural ratepayers benefit the least  Feilding Rural and Feilding Residential Ratepayers benefit equally from all services. Changes in rating differentials are one component of individual rates changes, increased costs and services make up the other component of rates total changes. The rates in the proposed Long Term plan are indicative only and may change depending on the decisions made through the submission process. As a generalisation, Feilding residential rates will have a minimal change, Rural rates will increase and Industrial and Commercial rates will decrease. Every property will be affected differently. Examples of how the proposal will affect rates are on Council's website available from 3 April 2018 These are proposed changes and it is important that Council know if you support or oppose the changes through the submission process which begins on 3 April Submissions close on 3 May.  -  Helen Worboys Mayor”

RSA Meeting - 9th April in the Apiti Hall, starting at 7.30pm.

Farewell for John Henson.
John is moving into Feilding during mid April. For those who do not know John, he has farmed
between Rangiwahia & Kimbolton.
He has also spent many years as a flooring and carpet layerer.
One of his last jobs was to completely renovate the matai flooring in the Rangiwahia Hall,
which many of you would have seen. It looks stunning. 
So it has been decided to provide John with a community sendoff.
This will be held on 29th April, with an afternoon tea, starting at 2pm in the Rangiwahia Hall.
Could locals please bring an afternoon tea plate.
If you know of anyone else outside the district who would like to come please let them know.
I will add a message on Rangi and Apiti Facebooks & include in the Apiti/Kimbolton
We would like to provide a gift for John, so contributions will be gratefully accepted.
Internet Banking would be easier.
The Rangiwahia Hall Account.  06-0629-0082269-01.  Code - John Henson
Reference - Gift.
Any queries, please contact either Mary Bielski, 3282841 or Rose Brodie, 3282868. - M. Bielski

Yoga - Yoga sessions held at Kimbolton School every Monday from 6.30 - 7.30pm.  $12.00 per session. All levels welcome. Mats provided. Bookings via text to Kirsty Maurice on 027 5045484.  
- K. Maurice.

Manawatu Rural Support Service Workshops
You are invited to:
St Bartholomew’s Church, Komako,
Pohangina Valley East Road, 29 May 2018   
or the Community Hall, Makoura Road, Apiti, 24 July 2018
10.30am Introductions/House keeping
10.35am Heart Foundation
11.05am Mental Health Promotion
11.25am Big Brothers Big Sisters of Manawatu
11.45am Morning Tea
12noon Easie Living
12.45pm Feedback/Evaluation/Thank you.
A gold coin donation would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.
Please RSVP before 18 May 2018 by – Phoning MRSS on 06 323 7191, Texting Aevryl  
021 0823 4809 or Tima 027 422 3544.
Emailing or
  -  Aevryl ​& Tima, Rural Community Worker​s

Feilding Junior Hockey 2018
Held at the FAHS Turf.  Skills and Drills : 6 weeks 5.10 - 6.10 (5 - 13 years). Monday 7th May - 18 June.
(Monday 4th June = public holiday).  Sign up : Feilding Junior Hockey facebook page.
Or email : for a form or at the turf Monday 9th or 30th April
3.30 - 5.30pm.  $30.00 per person for 6 weeks.  Just bring shin pads, mouth guard and a big smile! Hockey sticks and coaches provided.
followed by : 6 weeks 5-10 - 6.45. (7 - 13 years). Monday 25th June - 13th August.
Sign up : through your school or us.   Cost : $15.00 per player.
Contact Lucinda Dodunski 021 02993591 or email
Raewyn Beattie 021 08156478. email
  -  Lucinda Dodunski.

Eric Brew - Fine Art Exhibition
1pm Friday 23rd of March at the Gallery 5 at Te Manawa museum of Art, Science and History, 326 Main St, Palmerston North.
Walk and talk with artist Eric Brew at his retrospective exhibition.  Will try to explain some work and why - should be entertaining.  If you need to know more info, please ring Eric on 021 02506212.  -  Eric Brew. 

FAHS - Feilding High SchoolL.J. WILD HOUSE
Matatahi House - Girls’ Hostel 
School House, Rangitane House - Boys’ Hostels
Friday 6 April 2018, 10.30 am – 1.00 pm
(Please assemble in the Don Chambers Lounge, L J Wild House to start at 10.30am).
Hostel enrolments are now being accepted for 2019. School prospectus and scholarship information
available online -
Head of Boys’ Boarding – Adam Ross.  027 808 4113.
Head of Girls’ Boarding – Sarah Norman.  022 090 4414
  -  Sarah Norman.Head of Girls Boarding, LJ Wild House.

Lytton St School - Gala Day
Sunday the 25th of March from 10am to 2pm. Market stalls, jumble sale, bake sale, games, bouncy castle, face painting and lots more. 

Feilding Saturday Morning Rugby
Feilding Saturday Morning Rugby (FSMR), FSMR provides junior rugby from ages 4-5 through to under 13years. 
Rugby registrations are now open for FSMR, players can register online at our web site, 
Alternatively, FSMR is having a registration evening at Feilding Old Boys Rugby Clubrooms, Nelson Street, Feilding, on 22 March 5.30pm-7.30pm. Eftpos will be available on the night. 
Fees are $35 PER PLAYER, there is no family concession.
You will need to pay this via credit card or direct debit before your registration will be accepted.
You will also need to make a new registration for every player registering.
If you have any questions about this email, please contact us. Our list of contacts is on our website   -  Brendon Gerrish, Chairperson, Feilding Saturday Morning Rugby (FSMR)
A request from local Police to be aware of a stolen motor vehicle registration EHB152 A Nissan Mistral. 
This is a 4x4, similar to a Toyota surf.
There are two occupants in the vehicle, a male and a female in their 30s 40s.
Acting very suspicious - driving up and down farm driveways in the Pohangina , Kimbolton and Apiti area.
Call 111 if the vehicle is sighted. 
Please consider your own safety at all times.  IF YOU BELIEVE A CRIME IS IN PROGRESS OR FEEL THREATENED call 111  
  -  Gary Stoneley, District Coordinator, Manawatu District Neighbourhood Support
ph 06 323 7386 mob 027 323 7387. c/o Feilding Police Station, 93 Kimbolton Road, Box 341, Feilding.

Oroua Netball Teams 2018.  
Girls and Boys.  Are you interested in playing netball this season?
Teams are generally:- Year 1-2, 3 – 4, Year 5 – 6 and Year 7-8.
So anyone from year 1 to 8 wanting to play please phone or email Charmaine on 3285 897
to register your child/ren’s interest to play.  email:
Games will commence early May 2018 until early September and are played at Feilding High School Netball Courts, Duke Street, Feilding. 
Registrations close 20 March 2018.
Again this year we will need parent involvement at practices and Saturday morning games. If you are interested in Coaching, Managing or Umpiring please let Charmaine know, including which team.
   -  C. Francis.

Oroua Hockey 2018.  Want to give Hockey a go?
Open to Oroua Cluster boys and girls year 4 upwards no experience necessary just a have-a- go attitude.
Games: Played at Feilding high school turf on Friday nights (yes that means you can play a Saturday morning sport + hockey!)
Practice: Afterschool at Kiwitea school hockey turf – day TBC.

Parents would you like to develop skills to manage a hockey team?
No Hockey experience necessary – all welcome.
Come along to a fun night with Cathy Norman (ex black stick and central hockey development officer)
Monday 9th of April from 5.30pm – 7.30pm Kiwitea school hockey Turf

Returning hockey players and those just wanting to have-a- go
Join us for pre-season training days

Tuesday 3rd and 10th of April – afterschool at Kiwitea School Hockey turf Registrations of interest by end of term 1 please.
Any Enquiries - Steph Strahan Ph 0274333015/063289002. E-mail –
Like our facebook page – Oroua group hockey to keep up to date.   -  S. Strahan.

The Feilding United AFC is having a Fun Football day from 11am on March 10th at Timona Park. This is a family-oriented day with a bouncy castle, friendly kick-around games and a sausage sizzle, and will finish off with a senior demonstration game at 1pm.  -  Junior Coordinator
Feilding United Association Football Club​

The Railway Station Phone: (06) 323 3318
61 Aorangi Street Fax: (06) 323 6549
PO Box 463 Email:

Media Release

Feilding and District Promotion in association with Manchester Lions are excited to present
Feilding’s Winterland, a fun family attraction coming to Feilding during the April School holidays,
(13th to 28th April).
Taking pride of place in Manchester Square, the Winterland, comprising of a synthetic Ice Rink
and Snow Dome, is an initiative taken up by FDP to add vibrancy to the town.
Open every day from 10am to 9pm, we are calling for more volunteers to help manage the site.
We are grateful that Manchester Lions have leapt at the invitation to be involved, providing
manpower on week nights and weekends, to assist with front of house duties including ticketing
and supervision.
We are currently organising themed sessions to enhance the Winterland experience. Opening
night is ‘Friday the 13th’ and we invite everyone to wear their favourite horror film costume;
Chucky, Freddie, Johnny or Jason; come to the Square for Feilding’s first ever ‘Fright Night’.
Other theme ideas include Super Heroes; Party; Pirates and Princess; Fantasy in Lights;
Disco Inferno; a Mad Hatters; a Seniors Only Session, (includes a cup of tea and a lie down), and a
Singles Speed Skating Date Night – a bit of fun everyone.
Located in the quadrant by the tree with lights, we are working on further beautification of the
night scene in the Square. As well as adding vibrancy to the CBD, this also will enhance the
reputation of being New Zealand’s most beautiful town.
Something new and different during the school holidays to entice visitors to town, we anticipate
that it will be well patronised. This is a self-funded community project and is reliant on ticket sales and sponsorship for it to be a reoccurring bi annual event. A big thank you to the generous business sponsors who see value in helping to make this happen.
   -  Raewyn Loader, Project Manager
For more information please contact Raewyn on 027 27 14555.

Hockey Academy
FAHS-Feilding High School is having our Hockey Academy Open Day this Saturday morning. Start time 10am. Finish 12 noon. We have a number of Vantage Black Sticks also attending to assist with our Open Day.
We suggest children and parents that would like to attend arrive at 9.45. There will be spot prizes of hockey gear and we will have a BBQ as well.
If you need further information then please contact either Raewyn Beattie or myself at FAHS.  
Regards, Owen Viles, TIC Hockey, FAHS.

One x dog kennel with a run. Please phone June on 3284 880 if you can help.  -  June.

Kimbolton Early Learning
Chris and Jewel would love to meet you, so come on in and view Kimbolton Early Learning.
Stop by and have a cuppa and check us out.  We are open from 8.30 - 3.30 Monday to Friday.
Up to 30 free hours ECE for over 3 year olds and up to 20 hours free for 2 - 3 year olds.
   -  Kimbolton Early Learning. 4 Lind St, Kimbolton.  Ph (06) 2803212. 21.02.2018
Media Release
Local ‘Team Emirates’ Champ, Simon van Velthooven, is bringing the America’s Cup to his
Exciting news!! We have just confirmed that Simon is keen to take time out of his busy schedule
to bring the Cup to Feilding for locals to view.
Preparations are underway to welcome Simon home and celebrate the Team Emirates win.
The champion cyclist is scheduled to arrive at the Feilding Farmers Market from 12-12.30noon,
on Friday 9 March, just after the Running of the Wools event in Manchester Square.
The cyclist on board Team Emirates was adamant that he wanted to show off the cup at the
Feilding Farmer’s Market because that’s where the locals meet on a Friday, including his mum
and dad.
It’s really awesome to have the opportunity for provincial NZ to see the coveted cup up close.
We hope everyone takes time out during the lunch hour to come along and to rouse a civic welcome fit for our local champion.  -  Raewyn Loader, Project Manager.
For more information please contact Raewyn on 027 27 14555.

Apiti MTB Ride - Sunday 4th March 2018
course details to follow
WHEN: Sunday 4th March 2018 9:00am onwards
WHERE: Apiti Village, Oroua Valley Road, Apiti
COST: $20 Entry includes a free BBQ lunch
Come along for a fun day of mountain biking in northern Manawatu! With a mix of gravel and farm tracks plus a creek crossing added in to the mix these are some great trails through private and public land. This event is hosted by the Apiti Community Group as a fundraiser for the Apiti Hall.

Glencorran 4 x 4 Trail
543 Mangamako Road, Rangiwahia.  24th February starting at 8.30am.  Entry : Kids under 12 years  - free.  Adults : $10.00 (cash only).
It is a great spectator sport with plenty of thrills and spills- and is a fun day out for the family. And handy to Apiti.  -  Kate Gee-Taylor.

In the rural Manawatu / Feilding area there have been several vehicle thefts over the past week. These have included a child Kawasaki motorcycle from a property in Forlongs Road (Colyton), and vehicles from Heayns Place, Kimbolton Road near the Warehouse and North Street in Feilding. 
Can you please spread the word among your neighbourhood groups to report all suspicious activity or thefts to Police immediately and to also advise your neighbours / neighbourhood support. Your information is important and help is important. 
I had a really nice surprise yesterday when I popped into the Police station staffroom and it was chocka with new Police recruits. Young and enthusiastic you might see some of these new officers around in the community over the next few weeks.   Good things do happen. 
  -  Gary Stoneley, District Coordinator Manawatu District Neighbourhood Support
ph 06 323 7386 mob 027 323 7387.

Feilding RSA 100
Saturday 17th February :
8am : RSA Re-dedication Service, Services Lawn Cemetery, Feilding Cemetery.
9.30am : Military vehicles street parade (railway station into Kimbolton Road to Manchester Square).
10am - 2pm : Antiques firearms display and Military memorabilia "show and tell" Civic Centre, Aorangi st.
10am - 2pm : Military vehicles (past and present) and equipment displays, Manchester Sq.
Sunday 18th February : 10.30am : RSA Memorial Service, Cenotaph, Manchester Sq.
For more information, contact Barrie on 021 894 756. E:   -  RSA.  M.D.C.

Apiti Tavern
The time has come for me to say goodbye as I make my way to the UK very shortly. I’m very pleased to say that there are a couple looking at taking the tavern over, the doors will stay open, business as usual with some new faces and ideas in the mix. Lets make this one a big one & come meet the new publicans.
Upcoming Events
Community Dinner will be on Friday the  2ND of MARCH (a week later due to the Apiti Domain Show)
6.30PM $25pp and kids $1 x their age up to 16yrs.  !!! PLEASE RSVP on of before 24th of FEB !!!

Also we are looking for some keen Cricket Players for Saturday 17th Feb, 3pm to take on Rangi, all ages welcome. Bring something for a BBQ and refreshments.

24th March -  Apiti Axemen's Comp - Ran by Rod McKenzie - Please come and show your support, this event used to run at Apiti for many years, and its good to see it back again.  -  Hendrik

Cycle event to promote Rural wellbeing. 9th March 2018.
Venue: Assembly point : PGG Wrightsons saleyards, Manchester St Feilding
Link to: Assembly point and Event START
Course Map link: Strava link to Fit4Farming cycle course

It is widely accepted that physical activity has a positive effect on wellbeing. This cycle event offers something for everyone and is a great opportunity for first time or less confident riders to cycle with others.
This event is an opportunity to promote rural wellbeing to a wider audience.
We will encourage riders to wear odd socks as part of the #oddsox campaign to acknowledge the importance of being active to improve wellbeing.
Distances : The course is a loop course. Cyclists proceed under a neutral vehicle to Sandon road then racing commences. Finish at the town edge then cycle in as one group in order of finish. (first 10 riders) for Prizegiving
- Strict cut off times to ensure every rider is back at the finish by 12.00pm.
Race brief Neutral start from stock yards with young school children in tow around clock tower. Children peel off to both sides after clock tower.  Cyclists continue with neutral start behind a lead vehicle down to the end of Manchester street. Turn left into West Street then right into Sandon road.  Lead vehicle pulls away once all riders are around corner onto Sandon - Race commences.
Continue on Sandon Turn left onto Lees Road  then Left again onto Awahuri Rd.
Finish line will be at the town edge along Awahuri road. Social riders will finish first then proceed down Rata street then assemble at Kowhai Park after one lap. Next group of riders can finish after two laps.
Guns can compete over three laps.

After the 45 km finishes all cyclists proceed together down Fergusson street onto Manchester street to the clock tower for prize giving.

We are putting this event together for rural people to have a new experience, have some fun, build new relationships and even push themselves that bit harder if they want. It is open to everyone but the trophies will be for rural professional teams and farmers.

We would like to make this an annual event and move it around the country so your support is crucial for this to happen. Please don’t sit back on this one, take a half day off, be active and make a change.

Thanks to ASB and Cheatley Institute for partnering with Fit4Farming to help make this event a success as we progress toward improving rural wellbeing.

ASB will be putting up trophies for  various categories in the 45 km race and Cheatley Institute will offer advice at the finish around bike care and give some coaching or training plans as spot prizes. Dayle and Cath Cheatley have a massive amount of cycling and high performance experience that will benefit farmers in more ways than just cycling. It will be a great opportunity to come along and talk to them about performance gains in business.

Please take the time to contact one or more farmers, growers, rural professionals and make sure they participate on the day. Wellbeing is only a conversation, Being well is an action!

You can follow updates on twitter @Fit4farming or @target_focus  and register on  the Fit4Farming Facebook page

- Ian Hopkins & Shelley Dew-Hopkins, 157 Te Parapara Road, Rangiwahia RD 54, Kimbolton,4774,

Ph 06 3282854. Mob Ian 027 2485877, Shelley 027 2286239.

2018 2nd Annual Cricket Challenge
Rangiwahia vs Apiti - February 17th, 1pm for a 1.30 start.  Rangiwahia Hall and Domain.  Great family day.  Supporters encouraged.  BYO everything - deckchair, food, beverages.  BBQ at the hall following match.  Want to know more, contact Shelley Dew Hopkins on 3282 854.  -  F. Morton 3282 856.

Work Wanted
I am looking for casual to full time farming work. I have a full licence and own transport.  I have some experience in farming and am a quick and willing learner, keen to learn new skills.  I am also looking for a long term rental property.  Please ring Andrew Riggs on 020 41209045.

Notice is given under section 56(1)(b) of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 that a Restricted Fire Season is declared from 8 AM (0800 Hrs), Monday 11th December 2017 in the following area(s) until revoked or amended by Fire and Emergency New Zealand:
• All of Horowhenua District’s area.
• All of Palmerston North City’s area (including Ashhurst, Bunnythorpe and Linton)
• For part of Manawatu and Rangitikei Districts as follows from the boundary as described below to the coast:
o From the Intersection of Grove and Colyton Rd’s (Ashhurst) a straight line to Cheltenham.
o From Cheltenham North/East on SH54 to Mckays Line then Makino Rd.
o North/East on Makino Rd to its end at the Rangitikei River.
o From the end of Makino Rd at the Rangitikei River a straight line to the start of Onepuhi Rd along to the junction with SH1.
o North on SH1 to Calico Line then along Calico Line and incorporating all the Urban area of Marton.
o From Marton on Whanganui Rd East to Turakina.
o From Turakina on SH3 North to the Whangaehu River Bridge.
o From the Whangaehu River Bridge following the Whangaehu River to the coast.
• Note: All Public Conservation Land administerd by the Department of Conservation is in a Year round/365 Day Restricted Fire Season.
A permit is required to light a fire in open air in these areas.
Gas cookers or gas barbeques do not require a fire permit in a Restricted fire season. For cultural fires (hangi, umu) please apply for a permit and discuss with a Rural Fire Officer.
See for types of fire which have been authorised as not being fires in open air and do not need a permit.
You commit an offence if you knowingly or recklessly light, or allow another person to light, a fire in open air in an area that is in a Restricted Fire Season unless under a permit issued by Fire and Emergency New Zealand and in accordance with any conditions of the permit. Any permits issued during a Restricted Fire Season are suspended if Fire and Emergency declares a Prohibited Fire Season, or prohibits fire in open air in the area.
M.W. Smith,Principal Rural Fire Officer, Manawatu/Horowhenua/Rangitikei Rural District
  - Gary Stoneley, District Coordinator, Manawatu District Neighbourhood Support
ph 06 323 7386 mob 027 323 7387
c/o Feilding Police Station
93 Kimbolton Road
Box 341, Feilding
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Kimbolton Sculpture Festival - 28th April 2018
Local schools and their communities are invited to take part in the Kimbolton Sculpture Festival.
When? April 27 and 28, 2018 (last weekend of the school holidays).
Where? Kimbolton Domain and township.
Who? Locals from Apiti, Kimbolton, Kiwitea, Rangiwahia, Waituna West, Cheltenham and nearby as well as festival goers from everywhere else. ( Our target is 3000 people).
What? The Festival is planned as a colourful harvest time celebration of the land with rural sculpture, art, craft stalls, local food, some old time fun, and live music. It’s a chance for our community to come together to create a great day and offers opportunities for community groups and locals to benefit from an influx of visitors.
The New Zealand Rural Sculpture Awards will be the main attraction. Please check out our website
Rural Sculptors:
Enter the New Zealand Rural Sculpture Awards. $11,000 worth of prize money on offer.
Sculptures can be made from any farm related materials e.g. recycled farm machinery, steel, wood, plastic etc.
Contact: Chris Gallavin 021 238 8349. Email:
Buskers and stage performers are invited to make contact.  Contact: Bryan Gibson Email:
Local Stalls:
Your school/community group is encouraged to raise funds at this event by selling quality products/services.
If you know of local organisations or art and craft people who could be interested in offering a stall please let them know or let us know so we can talk to them.
Contact: Paula Allen 027 246 4000 or 06 280 0664. Email:
Become a Friend of the Festival: Minimum $100
The Kimbolton Sculpture Festival relies on grants and sponsorship to make it happen.
Supporting the Festival will assist us in producing a quality event. A Friend of the Festival
donation qualifies as a tax-deductible donation.

Contact: Darryl Coleman 06 328 5936 Email:  -  T. Waugh.