Newsletter V153 N14 18 September 2013


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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 #15 published Wed 23 October, closes Thu 17 October, 2013. WEDNESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2013 ~ TERM 3 WEEK 8 ~ VOLUME 153 NUMBER 14 QUOTE These are the ways by which men gain influence in the world, said Maui's brothers, by labouring for abundance of food to feed others, by collecting property to give others, and by similar means by which you promote the good of others. 1996 Belich; James Making Peoples Penguin Books Auckland (pg 456 #4) CALENDAR Fri 13 Sep Fri 20 Sep Mon 23 Sep Wed 25 Sep Fri 27 Sep Mon Sat Fri Mon Wed Mon Mon * Click on item for status and/or further info. 14 Oct 19 Oct 25 Oct 28 Oct 30 Oct 4 Nov 11 Nov Y5-8 Speech Competition at Canvastown School Disco Fundraiser * Board of Trustees Meeting 19:00 All welcome Marlborough Music Festival * Last day Term 3 Oral Health Unit moves on First day Term 4 50’s, 60’s, 70’s (Fundraising) Dance Town Hall * Spring Festival Day * Labour Day Group Day (Wairau Valley School) Marlborough Anniversary Y7/8 Trip to the Capital Denotes further information elsewhere in the newsletter or web calendar. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 1


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NAUMAI HAERE MAI This week we welcome Liddy Horton-Smith to the school as a brand new Kaituna Kid. Best wishes for a great start with new friends, experiences and learning. PELORUS FM RADIO Pelorus FM 106.7 is Havelock’s low-power radio station. Currently the broadcast area is restricted to Havelock and a small distance from town however, the goal is to get reception up the Pelorus Valley and further into the Sounds. The community station is looking for a person or persons who would be interested in assisting us with the radio station on a voluntary basis. Training of course will be provided. Does this sound like HAVELOCK RADIO something you might be interested in? If so, please make contact Pelorus FM 106.7 with Jeanette at Pelorus Projects 574 2555 or email Further to the above, Pelorus FM is keen to hear from individuals and community groups who would like to be involved with the radio creating programmes for broadcast. If you are interested in being involved please contact Jeanette. If you have information for the community about events etc that needs to be broadcast and would like to include it on the noticeboard please contact Jeanette. Pelorus FM is proudly supported by Havelock Vision 2020. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 2


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MOBILE DENTAL CLINIC The mobile Dental Clinic started operating again in Havelock on Monday 9 September 2013 but will finish Friday 27 September 2013. It only services the Pelorus area twice a year, so not all children are seen at every visit. Parents are required to attend during their children’s appointments so that they will be better informed and more involved in their child’s oral health. Families are contacted for an appointment. If you have a pre-school child who has not yet been enrolled please phone for an appointment. For any enquiries please phone 520 9922 or 0800 833 849. CHILDREN’S DISCO FRIDAY 20 SEPT ~ SCHOOL HALL Fundraiser for and by Senior Students for their November Trip to Wellington. Yrs 1 - 4 from 4:30pm to 6pm Yrs 5 - 8 from 6:30 to 8:30pm Staff and parents will be present throughout to supervise. This event is open only to Y 1-8 pupils enrolled at a Pelorus Cluster school. If you have a younger sibling that goes to the Pelorus Community Preschool they are welcome to come along to the Junior Disco and join in. Theme ~ GLOW IN THE DARK/NEON The organisers would appreciate that those attending wear nice bright clothes without holes. The GOLD COIN ENTRY will net each entrant one glow stick. More will be available to buy at the food counter for 50c. Food and Drinks ON SALE Raro = 50c Lollies =$1.00(mix) Donuts=$1.50 Jelly $1.00 Fairy bread =50c (2 quarters) Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 3


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MARLBOROUGH PRIMARY SCHOOL MUSIC FESTIVAL Rockin' 'Round the World showcases talent from 26 Marlborough Primary schools from Waitaria Bay through to Ward. Rockin' from New Zealand through the Pacific Islands, across Asia, with a hop to the United States of America, meandering to South America, and a jet to France, finally ending back down under. Havelock’s senior class, effectively its choir, has with the remainder of the school been learning the repertoire of songs for this event. Different schools perform on different nights. Havelock in combination with the other schools listed (217 children) will perform on Wednesday 25 September from 7pm through to about 9pm with a 10min break. Students from Havelock will be expected to wear their Blue School Shirts and black/dark long trousers - no jeans. Guest Artists Monday - Bohally Kapa Haka Group, No Girls Aloud (Marlborough Boys College Choir) Tuesday - First Class Brass (Marlborough Junior Brass Band) Wednesday - Cabaletta (Junior Choir from Marlborough Girls’ College) Thursday - Marlborough Highland Dancing, Broadway Kids Mon 23 Sep - Bohally, Canvastown, Linkwater, Rai Valley, Richmond View, Waitaria Bay, Witherlea Tue 24 Sep - Fairhall, Picton, Rapaura, Seddon, St Josephs, Tua Marina, Waikawa, Ward Wed 25 Sep - Havelock, Mayfield, Spring Creek, Springlands, St Marys, Whitney Thu 26 Sep - Blenheim, Redwoodtown, Renwick, Riverlands, Wairau Valley Tickets cost about the same as last year at $13 adult (aged 17+) and child $9. To avoid disappointment go online at Ticket Direct as soon as possible. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 4


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FINAL REHEARSAL WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER The final rehearsal will take place at the venue the Floor Pride Civic Theatre on the morning of the performance. Please consider co-ordinating your list of Blenheim-based chores with this rehearsal which will run from 09:15 through to about noon. A transport slip will be coming home with seniors to ascertain how we can meet this challenge. Transport for the actual performance in the evening will also be included on the slip. Only with your support as always, makes participation in these events possible. Thank you for considering and helping these twenty-five students out. This is both a fund-raiser and a fun-raiser but only if you put a circle around the date on your calendar and track down some tickets. The Inlet Bakery and the school office can help sort out your tickets. The proceeds go to the Year 7/8 trip to Wellington in November this year. This Adults' only BYO function runs from 8pm through to midnight and costs only $15pp. Supper is provided and there will also be a raffle table set up. Be in quick as only 100 tickets are on sale. PELORUS AREA HEALTH TRUST The Health Trust has a number of medical aids, wheelchairs and walkers etc. available at the Treasure Chest to be lent out to the people of the Pelorus area. Please contact Sharyn on 574 2117 if you require any further information. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 5 ADULTS’ 50s, 60s & 70s DANCE SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER ~ TOWN HALL


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SWIMMING LESSONS JANUARY 2014? Parents or caregivers, would you be keen for your children to participate in a week of swimming lessons at the Havelock School Pool sometime in January 2014? If so, we need a minimum of 20 children for this to go ahead. If you’re interested email or phone me with the names and ages of your children or if you would like more information. Email or ph Jeanette 574 2076. LIBRARY NEWS A new selection of 250 books has arrived from Blenheim Library and include fiction, large print and non-fiction. Check out the great variety on the shelves. Free membership. RECOGNISED RECENTLY Reading acknowledging recent achievement, effort and commensurate reward 50 nights ~ Ben Robbins 75 nights ~ Hannah Roborgh 100 nights ~ Zoe Luscombe, Jordan Lawrence 125 nights ~ Tane Ward, Renae Godsiff 150 nights ~ Demi O’Donnell, Harvey Brownlee, Elliot Swanston, Skye Gatjens, Andre Meuggenburg-Swanston, Conor Clark, Ella King 175 nights ~ Molly-Jo Munro, Towa Urakawa-Murdoch, Alex Steele, Sara Aston-Butterfield, Huna Hough, Sakura Urakawa-Murdoch, 200 nights ~ Olivia Johnson, Tayla Munro, Tyrani Stewart MARL CRICKET ASSOC The Friday evening school cricket competition starts in October and runs through to end November. The competition is open to all players - beginners to experienced. Registration forms, rules and schedule are available at the school office. Registrations close Fri 20 Sep. For more information contact Ed Gilhooly at Marl Cricket Assoc 577 9050 or Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 6 The Havelock School & Community Library is open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm.


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MARLBOROUGH MARATHON 27 October… Interested in being part of TEAM HAROLD? Please make contact with Jo on 578 6902 or PELORUS NETBALL AWARDS Well another successful Junior Netball Season has finished and what a great season our juniors had!!! Our top Grade 1 team which was sponsored by Pelorus Bow to Stern came third overall in Grade 1. Our middle team sponsored by Havelock Automotive came second in Grade 5 and our newest team playing for the very first time came first in their grade and were sponsored by Ross Mclean Builders So well done to each and every one of you, you should all be very proud of yourselves. A big Thank-you to the sponsors, the parents, grandparents and supporters over the year. Cups go to the following: Bow to Stern Havelock Automotive Ross Mclean Builders Most improved Defence Player of the Year Most Improved Attack Player of the Year Ball Handling Skills Player of the Year Ana Carter Elisha Godsiff Caitlin Guest Lila Adams Tayla Munro Sophie Frost Page 7 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861


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Club Cups go to the following: Junior Triers Most Dedicated Sportsmanship Most Promising Netballer Player of the Year Anika McPhee Nicole Bourke Tiare Lambeth & Rosie Brown Grace Rogers & Elisha Godsiff Ella Donald Hope you all have a great summer and look forward to seeing you all next season. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 8


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RENWICK JUNIOR CRICKET MUSTER The Renwick Junior Cricket Muster will be held Saturday 21st September 10:00am at the Renwick Sports Centre. For further information please contact Simone Zillwood 574 1244. QUILT RAFFLE Should you get an opportunity to take a ticket in this raffle then please do so. Quilts of this quality don’t become available very often and if they do, cost a small fortune. Gillian Somerville has spent considerable time crafting this one with a sea theme that is immediately obvious. The finishing work is superb and it is perfectly backed as well. Gillian has offered this quilt (1.32m x 1.68m) which is the only prize in this raffle, in support of the Y7/8 trip to Wellington. If you would like to secure a few tickets then please contact the school asap as only 250 are up for grabs at only $2 each. For a colour rendition of this quilt go online to our website and to the Latest Newsletter. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 9


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Biblical Preaching + Inspiring Worship + Fellowship + Sunday School Midweek Bible Studies + Intercession + Eldercare + Mainly Music NOTES FROM… It has been two months since the refurbishment of the interior of our Museum began and we thought that you would be interested in hearing of the progress. We expect that the Museum will be re-opening in November. Sally Papps, the Museum designer, has supplied this report on progress to date. During July Jeff Julian and I spent the week at Havelock Museum hanging all the high objects. We then took measurements and are currently working offsite to make exhibition furniture for the displays. The furniture consists of plinths and support platforms for the objects, and secure framing for the DVD player and digital photo frames. The new lighting has arrived and the parts were tested out on the hanging track last weekend. At present I am working on the large scale graphic elements that need to be printed and installed before we begin the lower level of object installations. Next, the research for each of the areas’ stories will begin in earnest. There’s still quite a lot to be done, but it’s an exciting project! At left: New display of saws The Murder in the Pelorus Valley (Part eight) You will recall that a museum member, Pauleen Wilkinson (nee Wells) has sent us this story which we are serialising in these notes. Pauleen is transcribing 'The Murder in the Pelorus Valley', from the Nelson Examiner (17th May 1863.) Her great, great grandfather - Thomas Wells was on the jury and his wife Jane and one of their sons, David were called as witnesses along with other prominent members of the village at the time. It is the story of William Grant who lived near Havelock and was found dead on his property. In Part eight, the Assistant Native Secretary James Mackay gives his evidence: Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 10


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James Mackay, being sworn, said: I am Assistant Native Secretary. I reside at Collingwood. On the evening of Tuesday, the 19th May, I received information that a murder had been committed at the Pelorus. On the 20th May I arrived in Havelock. On the following morning I proceeded to Kaikumers [sic] Bay, the residence of William Grant deceased. I was accompanied by William Corkill, William Smith, and Frances Matthews. On arriving at Grant’s house, I saw some discoloured ground in the garden, and some maggots. I measured the distance from these maggots to the house, and found it to be seven paces, and ten paces from the shed. I found some strawberry plants, which seemed to have been dug up about a week. There were a number of footprints about the discoloured ground. About twenty yards from the house, Corkill pointed out some tracks on the dug ground, on the left side of the path. I examined the tracks very carefully; they had been made by a naked foot. The shape was that of a foot of an aboriginal native. My reason for saying that the shape of the track was that made by an aboriginal is because the toes of the latter make a much broader impression than those of a European. I measured the plainest track that I could see with a piece of supple-jack, which I cut the same length as the foot-track, and marked the width by a notch on the stick. I now produce the stick. From what I heard in the neighbourhood, I had suspicion of the prisoner, and I proceeded to the native pah at Takapauwharaunga, and gave him in charge to two special, constables Smith and Matthews. On Friday, the 22nd, I made the prisoner place his foot on some loose soil, and found that the track made corresponded precisely with this measure. After this I proceeded with some natives, to Grant’s place, and I requested them to examine the footprints in Grant’s garden. The natives examined the tracks, and said they were not made by a European, but by a Maori. Rori, a native, measured the tracks. When he had done so, he brought his measure to me, which corresponded with mine. I made some endeavours to find in which direction the party had gone to Grant’s garden, but without success, until Monday, 25th, when Rori discovered tracks between Wells’ bay and Grant’s bay, leading through the mud… Further episode next month PELORUS AREA HEALTH TRUST AGM 11am 12 October at the Havelock Pavilion. All welcome. Chairperson’s Report - Finance Report - Nomination of Trustees (6) - Guest Speakers - General Presentations Nomination Forms will be at the Treasure Shop Havelock or Email Lina: Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 11


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The Havelock Theatre Company is working on its next production: WALLY GITT AND THE HAVELOCK MISSION TO MARS Havelock School’s two most-famous ex-pupils are Ernest Rutherford, the man who first split the atom, and William Pickering, who worked on the space programme that put man on the moon. So when time capsules are discovered hidden in the school playground that contain notes and blueprints, the stage is set for Havelock to build a nuclear powered rocket that will put a local man on Mars. The only problem is it’s going to be a one-way trip. Following on from two very successful plays, “The Weatherman” and “Grand-dads Army” comes the latest offering from local playwright, Rick Edmonds. The Havelock Theatre Company is producing the new play for its summer season in late January 2014 and it is asking for expressions of interest for those wishing to be involved as either cast or crew. Rick is hoping to finish writing the script with specific company numbers in mind, and you can contact him for a full play synopsis or to register your interest by emailing: The deadline for expressions of interest is 21st September, and rehearsals will commence mid-October. REAP COURSES REAP's aim is to give the Rural Community support, the opportunity to partake in activities in their area and to provide a tutor for the activities chosen by those interested. These courses are being organised by Havelock Community Education Service with Reap support. Guitar for beginners: Tutor: Janice Thompsett. You will learn chord formation, strumming and linking chords together fluently. Students will be able to play some tunes at the end of the course. Course cost $100. A few positions still available. Date yet to be arranged. Pasta Making: Tutor: Piero Rocco. The course held last week went so well that we are having another for those who could not make it this time. A two hour course during which you will be shown how to make your own pasta. During this time Piero will also have some pre-made pasta which will be cooked with two different sauces to eat as we go. A number of recipes will be handed out. A date has not yet been set. Course cost $40 Courses in the pipeline: Photoshop, Introduction to Digital Photography, Day Skipper’s Course A great number of tutors are available for a range of courses. If you are interested in any of the above or have an interest in any other courses which could be arranged please contact: Rita Jacobson, 574 2176 email: for further information. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 12


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KIWI RANCH – CURIOUS COVE Enrolments now open for the following camps goto Senior Camp Mon 30th Sept – Fri 4th Oct Cost: $180, or only $160 if paid before 30th Aug Junior Camp Mon 7th – Fri 11th Oct Cost: $180, or only $160 if paid before 7th Sept Family Camp Dec 28th – Jan 4th Visit our website for further details, costs and enrolment FLIPPA BALL Flippa Ball will again be played in Term 4 on Wednesday nights. We take school teams and also individual enrolments if schools do not have enough to make a full team. Team and individual enrolment forms available at the school office. Registrations are due Friday 20th September. $40.00 per term. Get in quick to avoid missing out. If you have any questions please contact Hannah Maher Stadium 2000 Programme Manager 577 8300 or Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 13


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Guest Speaker is Mark Samson from Go Waihi Inc ALL WELCOME DECONSTRUCT/CONSTRUCT ART WORKSHOP These creative school holiday workshops are based around Ross Gray’s RESTORE exhibition Workshop 1: for 7-10 year olds (morning workshop) Thursday 10 October 10am – 12pm Workshop 2: for 7-10 year olds (afternoon workshop) Thursday 10 October 1 - 3pm Where: Millennium Art Gallery, Seymour St, Blenheim Tutor: Award-winning artist and tutor, Caroline della Porta. Cost: $10. Places are limited to 12 per workshop so book your place now on 579 2001 or For further info FREE Baby goats free to a good home. Phone Caf 574 1339 SPRING FESTIVAL ~ 25 OCTOBER The schedule is being finalised and will be coming home with pupils before the end of the term. The holidays will be a good time to get entries sorted. Entries will be finalised very early in Term 4. WEARABLE ART MATERIAL Making a costume (Wearable Art) from material more usually destined for the landfill or recycling will be a significant feature during Term 4. Practice in design and construction is already gaining momentum but students are going to need much raw material with which they can fabricate their costume. Should you have anything you might consider useful that Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 14


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would normally be thrown out, please make a stash and drop it into the school. Collectively we are going to need any and everything we can lay our hands on. THINKING OF GUIDING? Get Your Name Down Now for Pippins Age 5 & 6 Mondays, 3.30pm to 5pm Starting Term 4, 2013 St Joseph’s School, 1 Otago St, Picton Leader: Tracy M – 0210 691 707 Get Your Name Down Now for Brownies Age 7 to 9 ½ Wednesdays, 5pm to 6.30pm Starting Term 4, 2013 St Joseph’s School, 1 Otago St, Picton Leader: Tracy F – 0210 682 794 Spaces now at Guides Age 9 ½ to Year 9 / Age 13 Mondays, 6pm to 8pm St Joseph’s School, 1 Otago St, Picton Leader: Helen (HJ) - 0211 700 401 Spaces now at Rangers Age 13 to 18 Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm in Blenheim Leader: Debbie – 021 292 3703 Always Looking For Leaders / Helpers Picton and Blenheim Age 18+, Call 0800 22 22 92 MARLBOROUGH FOOTBALL There has been a change to the registration for Summer Football. All registrations must be down online on our website. Click on the link below to register. For Summer Football: gi?aID=18732&formID=33781 For Mini Kicks Summer Football: Sorry for any confusion this may cause. If anyone has any questions do not hesitate to call me. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 15



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