Newsletter V153 N16 6 November 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 #17 published Wed 20 November, closes Thu 14 Nov, 2013. WEDNESDAY 06 NOVEMBER 2013 ~ TERM 4 WEEK 4 ~ VOLUME 153 NUMBER 16 QUOTE Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. Miles Kington CALENDAR Wed 30 Oct Thu 31 Oct Mon 4 Nov Tue 5 Nov Wed 6 Nov Thu 7 Nov Fri 8 Nov Mon 11 Nov Sat 16 Nov * Click on item for status and/or further info. Group Day (Wairau Valley School) Y7/8 Technology (3rd Semester) 1/6 Marlborough Anniversary Open meeting re Wakamarina Whacky Hair Day Y7/8 Technology (3rd Semester) 2/6 Orientation for Y8 students at Marlborough Colleges Y7/8 Trip to the Capital Seniors return home Denotes further information elsewhere in the newsletter or web calendar. SPRING FESTIVAL/PET DAY The call to move this event to the postponement day of Tuesday following Labour Weekend proved to be a no-brainer in that the contrast between the two days was just as extreme as it gets. The hall was set up as per plan on the Thursday by volunteers and quickly became a very Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 1


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colourful and attractive exhibition gallery. Preparation on Labour Day also saw the outdoor areas set up ready for a clean start. The results below don’t do justice to the mountain of work done both prior to the day and on the day. The overall organisation was led by Caf Brownlee who was able to draw on a number of folk for class stewards and judges. Catering was again managed by Annie Godsiff and despite the initial blue smoke, lunch was as good as always. To all who helped in either the background or foreground, especially the judges, a very sincere thank you! INDOOR CLASSES ~ Judges Margaret Leslie & Debbie Healy Class 1 ~ Mini Scarecrow Junior 1st Harvey Brownlee 2nd Molly Jo Munro 3rd Skye Gatjens Class 2 ~ Photography Junior 1st Hannah Roborgh 2nd Ben Robbins 3rd Harvey Brownlee Class 3 ~ Decorated Boot or Shoe Junior 1st Harvey Brownlee 2nd Hannah Roborgh 3rd Ben Robbins Class 4 ~ Poster Junior 1st Harvey Brownlee 2nd Molly Jo Munro Middle 1st Ashelyn Horton-Smith 2nd Tayla Munro 3rd Jessie Gatjens Middle 1st Anika McPhee 2nd Tyrani Stewart 3rd Anika McPhee Middle 1st Ella King 2nd Anika McPhee 3rd Ashelyn Horton-Smith Middle 1st Tayla Munro 2nd Anika McPhee 3rd Ella King Senior 1st Ella Donald 2nd Ella Donald 3rd Nikayla Aston-Butterfield Senior 1st Ella Donald 2nd Nicole Bourke 3rd Alec Johnson Senior 1st Huna Hough 2nd Elisha Godsiff 3rd Nicole Bourke Senior 1st Elisha Godsiff 2nd Nicole Bourke 3rd Huna Hough Senior 1st Ella Donald 2nd Kea Bradley 3rd Christian Perkin 3rd Eva Pooley 3rd Ellie Gatjens 3rd Jacqui Swanston Class 5 ~Christmas Tree Decoration Junior Middle 1st Ayla McPhee 1st Tayla Munro 2nd Kaya Luscombe 2nd Tyler-Rose Illsley-Slape 3rd Max Skehan 3rd George Robbins Class 6 ~ Virtual Pet Junior Middle st 1 Max Skehan 1st George Robbins 2nd Tane Ward 2nd Sakura Urakawa-Murdoch rd 3 Hannah Roborgh 3rd Tayla Munro Class 7 ~Pet Rock (Pre-school Only) 1st Mia Higgins 2nd Ellie Gatjens Class 8 ~Potato Print (Pre-school Only) 1st Ruby Illsley-Slape 2nd Alfie Foote Class 9 ~Best Baked Creation (Community Only) 1st Jacqui Swanston 2nd Jacqui Swanston Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 2


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OUTDOOR CLASSES ~ HORSES & DOMESTIC PETS ~ Judges Megan Wilson, Sarah Higgins Lambs A ~ Care & Knowledge Junior Middle st 1 Olivia Johnson 1st Tyla-Rose Illsley-Slape 2nd Ayla McPhee 2nd Anika McPhee 3rd Ben Robbins 3rd George Robbins Lambs B ~ Best Pet & Drinking Race Open 1st Olivia Johnson 2nd Ella Donald 3rd Harvey Brownlee Calves ~ Care & Knowledge Senior 1st Ella Donald Goats A ~ Care & Knowledge Junior Middle st 1 Harvey Brownlee 1st Ella King Goats B ~ Best Pet & Drinking Race Open 1st Harvey Brownlee 2nd Andre/Elliot Swanston 3rd Ella King Dogs ~ Best Pet Junior Middle st 1 Hannah Roborgh 1st Jacob Mischeski 2nd Toby Godsiff 3rd Ella King Dogs ~Obstacle Course Open 1st Tyla-Rose Illsley-Slape 2nd Huna Hough 3rd Jacob Mischeski/Nikayla Aston-Butterfield Senior 1st Ella Donald Senior 1st Nicole Bourke 2nd Elisha Godsiff Senior 1st Nikayla Aston-Butterfield 2nd Nicole Bourke 3rd Huna Hough Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 3


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Horses ~ Led or Ridden Junior 1st Harvey Brownlee Cats ~Care & Knowledge Junior 1st Harvey Brownlee Senior 1st Nicole Bourke Middle 1st Sara Aston-Butterfield 2nd Renae Godsiff Senior 1st Brooke Mischeski 2nd Ella Donald Laying Hens Junior Middle Senior st st 1 Molly Jo Munro 1 Tyla-Rose Illsley-Slape 1st Nicole Bourke 2nd Harvey Brownlee 2nd Tayla Munro 2nd Ella Donald rd rd 3 Skye Gatjens 3 Ella King Rabbits ~Diary Middle Senior st 1 Jordan Lawrence 1st Nicole Bourke Other Small Pets ~Care & Knowledge Middle Senior 1st Taylor Clark 1st Nicole Bourke 2nd Ella Donald WINNERS OF THE OUTDOOR CUPS From left to right… Harvey with the 2013 Junior Cup - a strong repeat performance following 2012. Sharing the Intermediate Cup this year are Tayla and Tyler-Rose. Another repeat performance from Ella will see her name engraved again on the Louise Brownlee Memorial Senior Cup. A number of successful exhibits in varying classes went on to compete in Group Day held at Wairau Valley School the following day. These pics give a snapshot of what went on throughout the day. A great community event sharing clear beautiful weather, animal husbandry, creative talents and a bit of healthy competition to boot. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 4


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THANKS BUNNINGS Saturday morning last saw the Year 7/8 girls rolling up their sleeves and dealing to some dirty cars at Bunnings Blenheim. Thanks to this community-minded business, not only are fundraising groups welcome but encouraged with some of the hardware and consumables. After three and half hours the very steady supply of vehicles on offer for cleaning dwindled and there was time to clean up and take a break before heading home. The non-stop effort was well worth it and the trip to the coolist little capital in the world has just become that bit easier. Well done girls and the mums and teachers that supported them. CANDIDATES FOR OUTWARD BOUND Every year the Havelock Lions Club arranges sponsorship for a young person aged between 18 and 25 to attend a classic Outward Bound course. Funding for this comes from the Lions Club and from First Light Trust so that any young person who lives in the Pelorus area can be selected. The course runs for 21 days and during this time our candidate will experience all outdoor elements and activities Outward Bound has to offer including sailing, kayaking, bushcraft and navigation. However the most important aspect of the course will be the realisation that our candidate can rise to the challenge realising his or her potential and learning that, with perseverance, dreams can be achieved. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 5


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Our candidate will: 1. Challenge him/her self and push limits 2. Reflect, discover what is important to them and determine their future direction 3. Learn about themselves from both success and failure to take their confidence and motivation to the next level 4. Discover what it takes to create effective relationships and be part of a successful team 5. Develop a stronger sense of personal responsibility in responses to real and challenging situations. If you know of someone who will benefit from this course please get them to contact Debbie Healy. Debbie lives at 11 Takorika Street. Her phone number is DDI 520 6262, mobile 021 284 2424 and her email address is Applications close on Friday 15th November. Candidates will be interviewed and all candidates will be advised who the successful person is by 22nd November. DID YOU KNOW? Research has found that the number of times each day we eat sweet food or consume drinks high in sugar, it increases the rate of decay in our teeth. That is why it is helpful for children to learn which are sugar free ‘anytime’ foods [such as cheese, fruit, raw vegetables, nuts, unsweetened popcorn and milk and water] and those which are only ‘sometimes’ or ‘special occasion’ foods. REGULAR UPDATES FROM THE NELSON MARLBOROUGH COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH SERVICE BLENHEIM & MARLBOROUGH MOBILE CLINIC 5209922 WATTIES CANS FILM FESTIVAL 2013 Wednesday 13th November, 2013 at Top Town Cinema. Exchange a can of Wattie’s Food for a ticket at “Top Town Cinema 3”. Proceeds to our Community Foodbank Christmas Apeal. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 6


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YEAR 7/8 STUDENTS READY TO GO The senior trip to the capital is almost here and only finer details are being sorted. Monday 11 November sees the group off on the Bluebridge for its six day sojourn in the Capital City. Collectively through good planning, initiative and fundraising, all the activities envisaged will go ahead. The Beehive, Zoo, Carter Observatory and Te Papa are but four of the biggies but also Capital-E, the wave pool, commuting, cooking, cleaning and walking also feature in this adventure. We wish you all a safe, exciting and worthwhile bunch of experiences. Thanks to all those who have been supporting these students at home through fundraising and putting their lives aside helping with transport, time and also as a camp parent. Hopefully the coolest little capital in the world won’t blow you away too far. HAVELOCK COUNTRY GARDEN RAMBLE This much anticipated event takes place again this year. On 17th November seven country gardens, each with their individual characteristics, have been selected. You will love the pockets of native plants throughout these gardens which stretch from the Pukenui Bay Road to the Grove and Anakiwa. The gardens are open between 10:30am and 4:00pm on the 17th. Sheep manure will be sold from the Linkwater School at $5 a bag. Garden stakes and plants will also be available there. You will also be able to test your luck with buying a raffle ticket. Light refreshments will be available during the tour. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 7


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Tickets are selling for $15 per person and can be obtained in this area from Havelock Community Information Centre, Lagoons, Havelock Town Café and Takeaways, and Linkwater School. All proceeds go towards continuing to be able to fund candidates to attend a Classic Outward Bound course next year. QUILT RAFFLE ~ ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT 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 8


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NOTES FROM THE HAVELOCK MUSEUM Further information from Sally Papps, the Museum Designer who is steadily working on the transformation of our Museum to bring more local colour to and interest around the exhibits. Sally writes: The redevelopment is currently at the installation stage. This means that the objects are being put into their new areas, mounts and casings are being constructed to secure the objects. Large-scale photographs have been installed into the windows to create light boxes [see photo]. At present it is aimed to have each area; Sea, Milling, Mining, Road and Rail, Blacksmith, Businesses, Farming life, Community [sporting and church] tell one feature story. Of course there are many wonderful photographs and objects to illustrate these stories! There are some gaps around local businesses - so it would be good if any information or stories can come out of the woodwork! People who have visited speak of really good local tales- how things worked or were adapted - this is the gold! The museum would really value these firsthand accounts of life in the region. Sally was also telling us how grateful she is to Pomeroy’s Coffee and Tea Company of Nelson for their generous donation of coffee sacks for the displays. If you have any local stories to pass on to Sally, we would love to hear from you so that we can arrange for you to meet Sally. Please contact any member of the Museum Committee or contact Ian Cameron 574 2558 email Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 10


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PELORUS AREA HEALTH TRUST CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT OCTOBER 2013 The 2012- 2013 year has been an exciting period for the Trust, where we have seen the fruition of a number of our projects which have provided benefits for our Pelorus Communities. These projects enable us to continue to work towards our vision statement: “To promote, protect and enhance health services for the Pelorus Area” The support from the Pelorus and wider communities for our shop the “Treasure Chest” with donations of good quality household, books and clothing items, has enabled us to move towards the path-way of become financially self –sufficient . I would like to acknowledge our wonderful shop volunteers who give their time to run the shop, pick up and deliver, spend hours sorting through donated items, to ensure we have a high standard of stock in the Treasure Chest and the Mussel Barn next door. The expansion into the Mussel Barn has allowed us to provide good quality furniture and household items at an affordable price. Special thanks to my husband Graham for graciously vacating his workshop, so we could expand our operation. In today’s environment communication in a rural community is important, with our website and the shop, it gives the Trust a good point of contact, where people in the Pelorus and surrounding Communities can come and touch base with the Trust and it assist us to work towards achieving our visions and projects for the benefit of our area. I would also like to acknowledge the Marlborough PHO for its support of our website, in a rural community communication saves lives, also many thanks to Irma our Trustee who designed and manages the website on behalf of the Trust. Community volunteers on Wednesday for the Med-Lab blood tests, has seen this service retained at the Havelock Medical Centre, I would like to thank Hazel and her team of volunteers who give up their time to provide support and security for the Med-Lab technicians. Funding from the shop in the last financial year has enabled us to provide our first four $500 education grants towards health related qualifications. • Rebecca Russ Wakamarina: NMIT 3rd year Bachelor nursing degree Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 11


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• Thomas Currie Pelorus Bridge: Otago University 5th year Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery • Kerry Ellis Canvastown: Certificate of Diet & Nutrition • Jo-Ann Douglas Havelock: Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) We are committed to providing education grants on an annual basis as we see this as an investment in our health services and also practical assistance for our Pelorus residents who are working toward achieving degrees in the health field. Applications and criteria for the grants are available from the 1st of November from our website or from the Treasure Chest Shop Havelock. • Community and school newsletters • Sponsorship to our Havelock St John cadets • Donation to both the Westpac and Nelson Marlborough helicopter services who provide a fantastic lifeline to our rural communities. • Promotion of Primary health care services and providers. • Community drop in centre and book exchange for local residents. • Clothing donations to Path finders and Vanuatu Vineyard workers. • Donation to the Marlborough Hospice • Running cost for the Trust • On-going support for our existing projects. • Our medical aids project - has targeted a niche market of need for the community. Through donations of medical equipment from the community, to fundraising from our garage sale and shop funding we have managed to provide a number of medical aids for the residents of the Pelorus communities. Items such as wheelchairs, walkers, showers stools, commode’s, crutches etc. have been made available to the community when required at no cost. There has been a steady demand for the medical aids and we are pleased to be able to provide this service through our shop, where residents sign out for equipment, under the trust policies and procedures governing this project. We are looking forward to expanding our list of medical aids in the future with assistance from Dunedin Lodge (Blenheim Based) No 931 and the South Island English Masonic District Charitable Trust so we can offer a wider range of medical aids. The Havelock Community garden is an excellent example of community co-operation which benefits people in need in our district. I would like to acknowledge the excellent work of Ian Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 12


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our project manager, St Peters Anglican Church personnel and all the volunteers and Cathy the eldercare worker who make this project a continued success. The Pelorus Community Pre-school also held its first Kaituna Ramble where families and people from all walks of life had the opportunity to take part in a wonderful fundraising innovation which high-lighted the beautiful environment in our own back yard on Muff and Paul Newton’s farm where participants can walk, run, bike as individuals or as a group, encouraging healthy activity as well as having fun. The Trust supports the Pelorus Pre-school and sees this event as an excellent way of promoting healthy family and community activity and is pleased to come on board as a sponsor of this event in 2014. Again, I acknowledge the tremendous work done by all our volunteers, our accountant Gillian, administrator Lina and my fellow trustees, Roz, Hazel, Lesley, Irma and Pam who have supported me and the Trust so we can continue to “provide local solutions to local problems.” Thank you Sharyn Smith (Chairperson) NZCER SURVEY We are still awaiting the data this has generated and intend sharing this with the community on 25 Nov and so inform the drafting of the 2014 charter goals. PINE CONES FOR SALE These were gathered recently and are now on sale at $4 for a smaller bag and $6 for the larger ones. There are only 60 or so bags in total and the cones will be ready for the winter of 2014. If you want to “bagz” one or two, or more, then please contact the school office. Delivery might well be arranged for those in town. Funds are going to help the seniors get to the capital. SWIMMING Swimming togs etc will be expected to be at school from after the Marlborough Anniversary weekend ie 5 November. Although not a given everyday, as the weather allows time in the pool will gradually increase. Lunchtime swims are very popular already. LIGHTS OVER MARLBOROUGH This is the annual Whitney Street School fireworks display held at Marlborough’s A&P Showgrounds and is the school’s major fundraiser for the year. In 2013 Lights Over Marlborough will celebrate 30 years and will be held on Saturday 16th November (wet weather date 17 November). Bring the entire family for a night of fun, food and entertainment from 6pm onwards. Entertainment includes a Silent Auction with a fantastic range of items up for grabs, demonstrations from the Whitney Street School Kapa Haka and Jump Jam groups, and performances by local bands Dead Parrots, and 2013 SmokefreeRockQuest national peoples choice award winners Arm the Reckless. Remember to bring a blanket to sit on and something warm for later on. Gates open at 6pm, entry is free to Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 13


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all under 5’s and $7 for everyone else. Entry is from the A&P Showgrounds Alabama and Maxwell Road gates. For more information NELSON SUMMER CAMP – BASKETBALL Nelson’s annual summer camp takes place on the 17th, 18th and 19th of January 2014 for players aged 11-17. This is a very popular camp with top NZ coaches putting players through their paces. If you would like further information or a registration form emailed out please contact the Marlborough Basketball office at or phone 577 8300. COMMUNITY LAW CENTRE EASY ACCESS TO LEGAL ADVICE SKYPING SERVICE AT HAVELOCK Save yourself the trip into Blenheim to speak to a para-legal worker at Community Law Marlborough. You can speak to Community Law Marlborough via Skype from the offices of Pelorus Projects (between “Eyes on Nature” and the Havelock Hall). There is no charge for this service. All you need to do is to ring Pelorus Projects (574 2555) to make an appointment and then turn up with your documents at the appointment time. The interview is confidential. The types of matters which the case workers can deal with are employment, contract, family, consumer, immigration problems. However, they do not deal with commercial or conveyance matters. The next appointment time is 19 November. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 14


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