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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

ANZAC Day services in Tararua

ANZAC Day Services around our Tararua District 

Members of the public are cordially invited to attend the following commemorative services throughout Tararua on ANZAC Day, Thursday 25 April 2013.

A Dawn Service will be held at the Cenotaph following the fall-in at 5:45am.
A Civic Service will be held at 9:00am at the Cenotaph, following the fall-in at 8:30am at Knox Church. The Parade leaves Knox Church, corner of High Street & Swinburn Street to march to the Domain for the laying of the wreaths.
In the event of weather conditions preventing the Parade, the Civic Service will be held at the Dannevirke Town Hall commencing at 9:00am.

A service at the cenotaph (by the Weber School) will commence at 10:30am.

A service at the cenotaph in Pongaroa will commence at 11:45am. Those wishing to join RSA members in the March to the Cenotaph are requested to assemble at the Pongaroa Hotel by 11:30am.
A bus will depart from the Dannevirke Cenotaph at 10:00am to travel to Pongaroa. To use this service please phone 374 7006 to book.

A service at the Cenotaph in Wimbledon will commence at 9:00am.

A service at the Cenotaph in Upper Norsewood will commence at 10:30am. If the weather is unfavourable the service will be held at the church, followed by lunch.
A bus will depart from the Dannevirke Cenotaph at 10:00am to travel to Norsewood. To use this service please phone 374 7006 to book.

A service at the Church of the Epiphany will commence at 12:00noon.

A service at the Cenotaph will commence at 12:25pm outside the Makotuku Public Hall.

A service at the Whetukura Cenotaph will commence at 12:50pm.

A service will be held in the Eketahuna Community Centre commencing at 10:00am.
Returned Servicemen, Servicewomen, and members of other organisations participating in the commemoration are requested to assemble at the Community Centre at 9:45am.
A wreath laying ceremony will be held at the War Memorial following the service. A plate would be appreciated for morning tea following the service.

A Dawn Service will be held at the Cenotaph in the Pahiatua Town Square commencing at 6:00am.
Those wishing to join RSA members in the March to the Cenotaph are requested to assemble at the Tararua Club by 5.45am.

A service at the Hamua Hall on SH2 will commence at 9:00am. Morning tea will be served at the conclusion of the service.

A service will be held at ANZAC Memorial Bridge on SH2 commencing at 2:00pm. Parking at Miller Reserve; there is a walkway to the bridge. A farewell afternoon will be held following the service for Dr Kaye Flavell, at Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre ($5 pp). The theme of the service will be "Bridging Rivers, Countries, People".

The Dawn Parade will be held in Fountaine Square at 6:30am.
The RSA Service will commence at 9:00am at the Servicemen's Cemetery.

The Civic Service will commence at 10:00am at the Cenotaph in Fountaine Square. The Civic Service will be held in the Woodville Community Centre if the weather is unfavourable. Morning tea will be served at the Woodville Community Centre following the Service.

Roly Ellis

Monday, April 22, 2013

Pumpkin time

 Biggest pumpkin competition results
The pumpkins were weighed and judged at Norsewood School on Saturday morning 20th April, with Keiran from Farmlands bringing their scales to find the winners. 8 pumpkins were brought along,weighing from 5.4kg to 74kg. Some came in boxes while others had to be lifted onto the back of utes using front end loaders. What a magnificent sight they made coming along the road. 
Thank you to Farmlands for sponsoring the prize for the biggest pumpkin over all which was won by Lydia Black with her 74 kg entry, which is to be on display in the Farmlands store.
Results: Adult section, John Ellison 1st, Ella Domper 2nd. Junior Section, Hayley Black 1st, Jayden Veale 2nd, Savannah Domper 3rd.
Some families went the extra mile to be part of the competition, as when their official seeds didn't grow they bought other big pumpkin seeds to be part of the fun. These produced huge specimens who also came on the back of a ute. .Charlotte Radcliffe 1st with 42kgs and 2nd Megan Radcliffe with a 34kg beauty. Dennis Buckley received a consolation prize for his 12.2 kg pink squash, a member of the pumpkin family, which caused much interest. 

Thank you to all who took part. Congratulations to all the prize winners. Growing carrots will be our next competition. 
The winner - grown by Lydia Black and weighing in at 74 kilos

Kieran from Farmlands presents Lydia with her prize.

The Photo Competition was rather a disappointment with only 1 entry received. However our judge, Joe Ward from Dannevirke, remarked that it was a good photo with good placement of the subjects, namely the pumpkin and a baby. Norsewood Promotions sponsored the prize for this competition.
Lidewij Black's winning photo

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Norsewood Trail Ride

Hi everyone in Dirt bike land

We are holding the Norsewood “Family Fest” Trail Ride on the 16th and 17th of Feb.

We are aware that there are many events on at this time and would like to be promoted by your team as a ride for the whole family. The blocks of land are set in beautiful Native Totara groves and have rich loamy soil with different  shorter loops that can be ridden as and when the participants feel over the weekend. There is one loop in the Ranges we are securing per last year and the access has new owners this week that we are to meet and gain permission from.
·        Kids Track (fresh cropped 30acre paddock with totara trees as markers )
·        Adult kids track (hay mown 35 arce paddock we will set up a VMX/TT style track that can be ridden all day)
·        Loop 1 , about 5kms creek beds and paddocks
·        Loop2  about 10kms and includes the ravine run 3kms of creek bed in a ravine (this can be bypassed for learners)
·        Loop 3 Ruahine foothills with a bush loop round trip about 14 kms, this will be led, the bush loop can be done multi times like a short hare scramble loop, access/weather permitting. (it can blow up there!)
·        Camping Free under the trees and great food for lunches both days (mmm mutton chops and slices) for only $25 adults and $15.kids per day
·        If its wet its great with free draining paddocks as it proved after last years downpour.

We are putting up a $100 note in the raffle and would love any contributions for the raffle eg shirts,hats, lubes, tools, you name it, even posters of your shop! Last Year we sold 250 $2 tickets (3 for $5) Funds are for the Norsewood Hall committee and Norsewood community projects.  The overall funds raised were $1500 thanks to MCI accountants putting up $500

Thank You for reading and please contact me if you need info or have some raffle goodies for us J
Kind Regards

Phil Grant

Phil cell 0274375500  Landline Norsewood 06 374 0897
6 Hovding Street
PO Box 20
Norsewood 4943
New Zealand

Monday, January 21, 2013

Scandinavian Festival 2013

The biggest thing to hit Dannevirke this year!

Visit www.scandinavianfestival.org.nz for programme, registration, and further information.

Norsewood Trail Ride

Norsewood Trail Ride, Rakatutahi Road, Norsewood 4974
16 and 17 February 2013

This is a Family event with short loops , kids track, overnight camping, with funds raised going to the Norsewood Community

Can you help out? Helpers are required both days for food serving and on the gate. Helping out need not stop you from having fun. Please contact Phil Grant if you have some time and can help.

Monday, January 7, 2013

District Newsletter alert

The first District Happenings for 2013 will be the February issue. If you have any items you want included please get in touch with Judith or Jenny. 

Contributions can be dropped off at the Scandi Superette, or phoned/emailed to Jenny at 3741878 jenny.kells@farmside.co.nz; or Judith at 3740404 brenan@xtra.co.nz by the deadline of 20 January.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Going Digital media release



14 December 2012

Call for bach owners to check their TVs over summer

Whether it’s located down the road or on the other side of the country, if you’re planning on having some much deserved R&R this summer at your holiday home check your TV has gone digital or is in the process of going digital if you want to keep watching it.

New Zealand television is going digital in stages, and the South Island is next on 28 April. The lower North Island is going digital on 29 September 2013 and finally the upper North Island on 1 December 2013.  Hawke’s Bay and the West Coast have already gone digital.

“As people enjoy the festive season at their holiday homes I encourage everyone to check their TV and make sure it has gone digital,” said Community Advisor Robin Winter.

You don’t need a new TV to go digital as any set can be converted with the right set-top box and a UHF aerial or satellite dish, depending on where your bach is located.

Along with the TV, Robin says those with video recorders and DVD players need to be aware that these devices also need to go digital if they are to continue receiving and recording programmes.

To have any of your questions answered by Robin please contact her on 027 540 2314 or email robin.winter@goingdigital.co.nz

For more details on how to go digital visit www.goingdigital.co.nz or call 0800 838 800.

For further media enquiries contact Going Digital Senior Communications Adviser Laura Jones on 04 472 3232 or 027 705 9151.