Newsletter V152 N05 4 Apr 2012


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published every even week during school terms posted to school families the wider community on the web and emailed by request copy and casual advertising for #06 published wed 02 may closes thu 26 april 2012 wednesday 04 april 2012 term 1 week 10 volume 152 number 05 quote the second mouse gets the cheese seen recently on the back of a truck calendar mon 2 apr wed 4 apr thu 5 apr thu 5 apr fri 6 apr sun 8 apr fri 20 apr mon 23 apr wed 25 apr thu 26 apr new mobile oral health unit takes first clients y7/8 at technology centre pelorus cluster senior aquatics stadium 2000 last day term 1 bus at normal time good friday easter last day oral health mobile unit on site first day term 2 bus at normal time anzac day public holiday y7/8 at technology centre denotes further information elsewhere in the newsletter event status updates available http marlborough mobile oral health clinic ready to roll marlborough s mobile oral health clinic began seeing patients this week after a blessing ceremony at the school last wednesday this two-chair mobile unit will treat children from pre-school to year 8 at havelock renwick seddon ward and picton schools and at murchison hospital with around 2000 children seen each year notices will be sent to parents asking them to book a convenient time to visit the oral health mobile clinic when it is in their area community based service director peter burton said this is the last clinic to be mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 1


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established in our district and i acknowledge the work that has gone into the oral health service over the planning and implementation stages of this project our district can now be proud of the oral health facilities offered to children and we have up-to-date facilities that support modern standards of care computer access to treatment notes and a booking system that is focussed on families has been introduced to all clinics including the mobile clinics which will make a significant difference to care we also have oral health educator positions across the district that means more education time with parents which will make a long-term difference to the oral health of our population we have worked out a schedule for the mobile clinic that works on a seven-stop cycle based on the schools mentioned this allows optimum use of the mobile clinic as it takes a day to move clinics from site-to-site and be set up said mr burton in addition to the mobile oral health clinics there are fixed community oral health clinics at nelson motueka richmond stoke and blenheim programme for marlborough mobile oh clinic havelock havelock school 2 april to 20 april renwick renwick school 23 april to 8 june seddon seddon school 11 june to 22 june ward ward school 25 june to 29 june picton picton school 3 july to 3 august murchison murchison hospital 6 august to 17 august q a how were decisions made about which schools will be visited by a mobile clinic the overall service configuration for nelson marlborough was arrived at after carefully balancing the issues of community need geography socio-economic factors quality of care and the clinical and economic sustainability of the service why don t mobile clinics visit every school it is a more efficient use of resources to have a fixed oral health clinic for the greater blenheim area and a mobile clinic visit the outlying areas however taking a mobile to every school was considered during the planning process but there are several major disadvantages with this approach mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 2


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the cost of installing concrete pads and associated power water and drainage connections at every school would be prohibitive each move from one site to the next results in at least one day of lost productivity for the mobile clinic this would be the equivalent of one mobile clinic being out of service over half of the time and the cost of the relocation and set up each time would be excessive will parents receive a reminder prior to the appointment yes and text reminders what if the appointment is at a time that is not suitable parents and caregivers can ring the clinic number on the appointment card to arrange a more appropriate time will a child see the same therapist as previously seen in the school clinic we recognise the importance of continuity of care and the relationship between therapist and child and all practicable attempts will be made to continue that relationship in the first instance please state this if it is your preference what if there is more than one child in a family who needs to attend ­ are there three different appointments for these children at different times or days ring the clinic on the appointment card and arrangements can be made to have consecutive appointments with the same therapist or choose one time and the children treated by different therapists havelock community men s shed those at the public meeting held on 6 march 2012 were delighted to hear from malcolm barrer that he was gifting a shed for a men s shed the men s shed take it over on 10 october meantime we continue to look for some land to put it on mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 3


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this and other topics will be discussed at a committee meeting on wednesday 11 april -7pm in the town hall supper room anyone who is willing to help getting the shed up and running will be most welcome to attend the men s shed movement is rapidly spreading throughout new zealand traditionally is a place for older men to meet socialize and work on projects but we intend ours to be of benefit to the whole havelock region with projects like mentoring youths in use of tools and as a meeting room on days when men don t have exclusive use of it time to return pool key svp the pool is to be winterised at the end of the term the installation in december of the heliocol solar heating has allowed for a warmer and longer season this summer despite a rather indifferent pattern of summer weather this heralds the fact that season key-holders now need to look to return their pool key as per the agreement signed at the outset your attention is drawn to the initial bullet point thereon local residents are invited to apply in person as the prospective key-holder at the school office for a season key 60 incl $20 key bond from 28 november key-holders returning keys after 5 april 2012 forfeit their key bond and will be required to pay a new bond the following season thanks to all those of you who have sorted this already it is much appreciated havelock lions club inc are you interested in taking part in the classic course 21 days at outward bound are you between 18 and 26 years of age and live in the greater pelorus area if so the havelock lions in conjunction with the first light organisation are looking to sponsor a local person to attend a course during 2012 applications close on 1st may 2012 contact pauline mc mahon 574 1435 or or debbie healey 574 2199 for an application form mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 4


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only at lenny s on main 72 main road havelock phone 03 574 1005 now open for early breakfast 7:30am till late 7 days best food best coffee in town mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 5


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stadium 2000 swimschool april holiday lessons programme includes watersafety and learn to swim tuesday 10th ­ friday 13th april monday 16th ­ friday 20th april levels available are preschool jellyfish to school age seaview snapper $40.00 per child for week 1 and $50.00 per child for week 2 10 discount for 3 or more in the family a certificate is supplied and/or stickers for levels achieved for enrolment or further enquiries please phone 577 8300 april holiday programme enrolments are now being taken at reception for our popular holiday programme for 5-10 year olds the two-week programme commences on tuesday 10th april through to friday 20th april 2012 operating every weekday from 8:30am to 4:00pm the programme offers a diversity of activities including sports arts and crafts games aquatics and a whole lot more charges are $30 per day or $120 per week a morning snack and afternoon tea are supplied please bring a healthy lunch book now at reception or call stadium 2000 on 577 8300 spaces are limited so be in quick to avoid disappointment haere ra at the end of the term we farewell katie and hannah bain who are moving south to oxford we wish them all the best at their new school and the family a successful transition to pastures new mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 6


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velvet the traveling tuna tapestry project goal to increase awareness understanding and appreciation for new zealand s longfin eel and the freshwater ecosystem on which it depends in order to help save it from extinction school holiday art programme ­ april 19 and 20 2012 velvet the eel is arriving soon and will be in the windows of the museum this will be another fantastic fun experience our activity will be centred around making another section to velvet s already very long body we will be working with craft materials to design our own patterns for her body and then will stick them on please note the materials will be provided but if you have something you would like to bring then that would fantastic later some helpers will sew them on so they will be safe to travel to the next place when april 19 20 9:00am ­ 11:00am who 7 12 yrs where classroom nelson provincial museum cnr hardy and trafalgar streets cost $10 please pay before your preferred date for the session please phone the museum 03 548 9588 or text 027 452 2476 to register rugby holiday programme the rugby holiday programme will be held on the 18th of april till the 20th and will run from 9:15 till 12:00pm daily the cost will be $40 per child or $30 per child if you have two kids from the same family participating or if you live 30km or more away from town the programme s focus will be to upskill kids to become better rugby players by learning heaps of new skills and having a truck load of fun at the same time contact hayden at or phone 03 578 4070 for a registration form to be sent to you mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 7


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notes from havelock museum the question was raised by a reporter from marlborough express why she wanted to know was a name scratched out from the column commemorating those who fell in the great war 1914 -1918 none of the people we asked could give us the answer if you know the answer or who we could ask would you please contact ian cameron 574 2558 or email the nz history website ­ cite havelock war memorial url http ministry for culture and heritage updated 17-may-2011 has a comment from tim redwood dated 22 june 2008 this is a question rather than information i was recently in havelock and was interested to see that one name had been removed from the memorial curiosity made me wonder why the name was removed was it that the person in question was located at a date after the memorial was created i do hope it was a happy ending however there has been no follow up comment the same website tells us the memorial was unveiled on 30 june 1921 with the centenary of this war occurring in just over 2 year s time the havelock museum will shortly begin some research on those who died in this war we intend to mount a display around july 2014 in the last article we promised to give some more information from the fascinating diary of charles sutton which covers 1904 -1905 charles sutton held a concession to fell timber in the mahakipawa area on land owned by jabe wells and the diary was kept by his overseer james davis who meticulously recorded all sorts of information for his employer we read of the flurry of activity on 30 august 1904 when bob then aged 13 arrived at dinner time with the news that the magic was coming for a load there was only half a load ready so mr davis wired to the captain at homewood hoping he might call there to tell him meanwhile a w.twidle started hauling the timber from the mill to the tram an interesting cure on 31 august ­ all hands were working at the tram and making a jetty when mick was knocked over by lumbago after 4 hours work percy sutton went to havelock for a bottle of whisky the cure was not instantaneous however as mick was still laid up on 7 september but returned to work in the bush on 8th mr davis must have had a sense of humour as he recounts an incident when percy sutton 17 years old at the time was finishing his flattie boat with a coat of tar when he tumbled into the water mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 9


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he also gives an interesting insight into wages and costs on 1 august on 6 august 1904 w twidell was paid 1/3 12c an hour while j.twidell received 10c per hour three loaves of bread cost a total of 19c on 9 september mr sutton priced his timber as follows ­ rimu special 90c per cubic foot ordinary rimu 80c heart matai $1.20 per cubic foot while sap matai was sold for $1 per cubic foot kahikatea white pine was worth 70c fourteen sheets of iron cost a total of $9.22 in the next newsletter we will cover christmas at sutton s in 1904 and their calamity of 12 january 1905 reap roadshow in rai valley reap marlborough is holding a two day roadshow in rai valley on 20/21 april this will be two days of free talks and displays if your organisation or any others in havelock that you are associated with would like to have a table/display please let us know if you have items for sale that is also fine contact ailsa carey at reap marlborough 578 7848 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 10


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marlborough football april holiday programme the programme offers skills-based training in a fun environment for your child spaces are limited date tuesday 17th thursday 19th april venue a&p park blenheim ages 7-11 year olds boys and girls new to experienced are welcome register for part or full days on any individual day or all days whole day session 9am 3pm lunchtime supervision and activities provided $30 per child per day morning session only 9am 12noon $25 per child per day afternoon session only 1pm 3pm $15 per child per day register via or phone marlborough football 579 2387 flu vaccines flu vaccines are available now at the havelock medical centre the cost is $30 some people are eligible for free vaccinations ie 65 years or older pregnant or certain medical conditions please phone 574 2233 to enquire or make an appointment allow 20 mins waiting time dive right in aquatic fun nights monthly fun nights of games races relays and aquatic fun for all those who can swim 25m beginning sunday april 1st 5-6pm cost is $3 per swimmer with a blenheim swim club membership of $30 per annum or $8 per casual swimmer spot prizes to be won drop your children off for structured fun or bring all the family and swim with your younger ones in the leisure pool register your swimmers at the pool reception or at the dive right in desk at the pool this week run by blenheim swim club and stadium 2000 easy access to free legal services a reminder that access to the marlborough community law centre in blenheim is so much easier these days mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 12


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the community law centre were concerned that people in the havelock/pelorus sounds area were at a disadvantage in having to travel to access the free legal services so in conjunction with the havelock vision 2020 they have set up a skyping service from havelock the service operates every second tuesday afternoon from a private room at the pelorus projects office between havelock police station and the havelock hall your interview is a confidential one and you are directly connected to one of the three para-legal officers when you turn up for your appointment all you need to do is to ring susan foster on 574 2555 to arrange the appointment tell her the type of issue you want to discuss employment contract family consumer immigration for instance ­ but not commercial or conveyancing so that an appropriate field officer is available then turn up at the time fixed of course if you would rather not even disclose that just let susan know so that the community law centre can arrange someone with a wide legal knowledge to take your call the next appointment times are available on 10th and 24th april dance classes interested in dance classes are available for children on friday afternoon from 3.30pm term 2 in havelock we need a minimum of 10 children to run the class if your child is interested please contact susan 5742555 superkids holiday programme 10 13 april fun filled activities from bouncy castles crafts stories mini quad bikes go karts face painting bb guns music fire truck rides and lots more tuesday friday 9am 1pm ages 5-12 years old $10 per child per day morning tea provided the elim centre 26 burleigh rd blenheim registrations ph 578 9053 or email kiwi ranch holiday programme the school holidays are fast approaching and kiwi ranch ­ curious cove is running an april junior camp for 8 ­ 10 yr olds from mon 16th ­ fri 20th april cost is $160 and enrolments can be made online at their website or contact jane on 5736595 for more details places are filling fast so be in quick so you don t miss out mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 13


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parents just think how good it would be if your kids cooked you dinner for a week are you looking for something fun and innovative to do with your kids these holidays let us help you teach your kids to cook and give them food skills for a life time a child that can cook is much more likely to make good food choices we have two options for you either 1 you can be the tutor in your home using your food using the daily online contact competitions and interaction we will help you motivate and inspire your child to cook dinner for the week or 2 you find a student tutor and you can relax while the student tutor acts as role model to your kids you can come home to a cooked dinner each day the it s my turn to cook tonight bosch school holiday cooking program runs april 16th 20th it costs $45 or $25 to register and you get amazing step-by-step resources including books videos clips and tutor sheets for more information check out indoor sports centre holiday programme blenheim indoor sports will be running our school holiday program weekdays except easter monday during the april holidays 9-noon session $10/child 9 4:30pm session $25/child please ring 578 4851 for more information or register at mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 14


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easter fun day at pinedale motor camp come and join in the fun with an easter egg hunt sausage sizzle and chocolate raffle 11am saturday 7th april 2012 entry to the easter egg hunt $6 free eggs for every entrant children 7 years and under must be accompanied on the egg hunt proceeds from the sausage sizzle will be donated to canvastown school pinedale motor camp 820 wakamarina road canvastown to book phone 03 574 2349 pelorus community hub mountain bike ride where when who what newton farm end of readers road 10.00am saturday 21st april anyone with a mountain bike bike ride around farm trails byo picnic lunch come and enjoy a leisurely ride around a beautiful farm for more info contact susan 574 2555 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 15



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