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WHANGAREI LEADER, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
ARAPOHUE SHOW GROUNDS, MITITAI ROAD, SH12, DARGAVILLE
SHOW DAY -- SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY
FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY
8.00-11.45am Indoor Entries displayed (entries must be
phoned in by 4.00pm on the 9 February
to the Indoor Secretary on 09 439 7464)
12 noon on Indoor Judging
In Hand Pony, Pinto and Horse Sections
SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY -- SHOW DAY
From 9.00am onwards:
All Day • Trade Sites
• Indoor Exhibits
• Hack Section
• Intermediate Pony
• Junior Pony Section
• Golden Horses
9.30am • Pedigree Jersey
• Pedigree Ayrshire
• Pedigree Holstein
• Miniature Horses
10.00am • Lead Rein Section
(7yrs and under)
• Shearing Begins
• Chopping Begins
10.30am • All Breeds Beef Section
11.00am • All Breeds Dairy Section
12.30pm • Welsh Pony Section
*LOTS OF NEW
Come along and
• Sheep racing
• Walk on water
• Old McDonald's Farmyard
• Bouncy castle
• Obstacle Course
• Blow up balloon characters
• Great variety of trade sites
• And much much more!!!!
ENQUIRIES -- Phone Brian 09 439 4998 or Nicky 09 439 5595
INDOOR -- Phone Judy 09 439 4822 or Lin 09 439 7464
Adults $7.50 • Children $2.00 (5-15yrs) • Under 5yrs FREE
FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
Support the Dargaville Fire
Brigade in the Arapohue Hall Trade Sites are FREE
pay gate entry fee only
North Haven honours
By DENISE PIPER
Blessed memories: North Haven Hospice fundraising assistant Marta Findlay,
left, and chaplain Pam Bounty with the heart and star decorations covered
with memories of loved ones lost.
Photo: DENISE PIPER
Thoughts, prayers and messages
for deceased loved ones have been
given a final send-off at North
Each year in the lead-up to
Christmas the organisation runs
its Memory Tree fundraising
For a donation, shoppers can
write on a heart or star decoration
in memory of someone who has
died. The decoration is then hung
on a Christmas tree.
The Christmas 2011 fund-
raising event raised $16,000 for
North Haven Hospice, a slight
increase from the past few years.
More than 200 volunteers donated
their time to the event.
Funeral directors Morris and
Morris Funerals topped the
donated amount up by more than
$5000 as a pledge of support
toward the work of hospice.
But the Memory Tree deco-
rations are about more than just
raising funds, fundraising assist-
ant Marta Findlay says.
It s about being out there and
providing an outlet for people who
have lost loved ones.
The 2000-plus hearts and stars
are treated with a lot of care and
kept under lock and key, she says.
North Haven Hospice chaplain
Pam Bounty blessed the
decorations at a special afternoon
tea last week before they were
You realise that every one of
these hearts and stars tells a story
about somebody who s special in
their lives, Pam says.
The Memory Trees give people a
chance to reflect on those who
have passed on, she says.
One of the difficulties that we
have with modern living is that
we live so much in the now that
we often don t have time to reflect
on the past.
The afternoon tea was also a
chance to formally thank the
volunteers and iron out any diffi-
culties with the large operation.
Clinical services manager Mary
Death says she has been
overwhelmed by the number of
volunteers and the work they do
for North Haven.
She encouraged the volunteers
to write down their own memories
-- the stories shared with them
and the experiences they had
while doing the Memory Trees.
Partly funded by the Northland
District Health Board, the team at
North Haven Hospice is respon-
sible for fundraising around $1.5
million a year to cover its oper-
Every cent donated to the hos-
pice is gratefully received, North
Haven Hospice general manager
Peter Bassett says.
We are here for the com-
munity. Each year we work hard
to provide such a high level of care
to those with life-limiting illness
in our region and we need to
ensure we have the funds to do
We are always grateful for any
donation or pledge of support.
Rugby club keen to get juniors
Rugby rally: The Mid Western
Rugby Club has plenty of push for
junior rugby players.
Young rugby players are being
encouraged to dust off their
boots and get out to the Mid
Western Rugby Club rally day.
The popular rural rugby club
is encouraging young players to
line up and show their interest.
The rally on February 13 will
register and weigh all players
wishing to play in the under-14
(JB7), under-15 (JB8), under-16
(JB9) and under-18 rugby
A rally for the younger players
from nursery grade up to under-
14 will be held at a later date.
Spokeswoman Emma Kerton
says new players are encouraged
to join whether they are experi-
enced or not, as long as they are
keen to learn.
Teams are made up according
to weight and age, based on how
old they were on January 1,
Mid Western is a well-
managed, rural club with great
facilities and a family-friendly
environment just 15 minutes
drive from town, Emma says.
Car-pooling can be arranged
for players who live in town so
they can get to practice.
Emma says Mid Western aims
to have a team in every junior
grade. And that should not be a
hard task given the popularity of
Mid Western, after wining
Northland s premier club rugby
division last year.
Kids have always been proud
to be part of Mid Western but
when the seniors won the tour-
nament last year that was huge.
We re hoping that will bring
interest in, she says.
The All Black s success at the
Rugby World Cup is also likely
to encourage interest in rugby,
The rally will be held from
4.30pm to 7pm at the Mid West-
ern Rugby Club on Tangihua Rd
Contact Emma Kerton on
432-2546 or 027-432-2462,
Sarah Kennett 432-9561 or
021-210-6498, Mark Stevenson
432-2215 or 021-0254-0907 for
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