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1865 Ohura Road
253ha (626acres). Excellent fencing, some flat hay country,
well fertilised and tracked. Only 29kms to town with a very tidy
three bedroom home. Vendor wants sold! Call Phil for more
6 Duke Street
2 houses for sale on the
same section. One 2
bedroom plus one 3 bedroom
returning $415 per week.
Both properties have heat
pumps and a carport. Great investment opportunity here.
Call Phil to view.
SECTION FOR SALE
Priced to sell $90,000
Corner Oparure Rd and Boddies Rd
Land value $84,000
Capital value $84,000
Annual rates $1,195.05
To view ring Phil Wickham 07 878 6351 or
027 493 1769
King Country Sales
027 493 1769 • 07 878 6351
2 Hikaka Street
3 bedroom brick home. Open
plan kitchen, dining and
lounge. Heat pump. Single
garage with internal access.
Walk to town and schools.
Flat section, large. Priced to sell.
50 Tawa Street
MAKE AN OFFER
Affordable entry level 3
bedroom home set on a
1019m2 site. This could
be your first home or first
investment property. Plenty
of privacy. Deck area with impressive views over Te Kuiti.
Highly motivated vendor! Call Phil today.
TE KUITI: GREAT dAIRy GRAzING
Just south of Te Kuiti
Well fenced and troughed. Two homes, three titles, woolshed,
sheep yards and cattle yards. 102.5593Ha or 253 acres
approx. Rates $6759.35. Priced to sell, don’t wait.
Volunteer fire brigades
AT 5.56pm on Friday, firefighters were
called to a crash on SH30 east of Ben-
neydale. Two people were flown by
Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter to
Waikato Hospital with moderate inju-
ries while a third was taken by ambu-
lance. Te Kuiti firefighters helped the
Benneydale brigade control traffic and
shift the car, which had hit a bank, off
The next day at 4pm crew members
responded to an Eketone St address
when a pot caught fire on a stove.
The fire was out on arrival, but caused
minor damage to a rangehood and
smoke damage to the kitchen and din-
AT 8.54pm on Monday a private fire
alarm at the Te Kuiti Railway Building
on Rora St had the brigade out again.
No action was needed.
AT 8.37am on May 4, crew members
responded when a van crashed on
Ormsby Rd and rolled into a tree. All
of the van’s occupants were out of the
vehicle on arrival and were uninjured.
FIREFIGHTERS were alerted to a car
fire on Ouruwhero Rd at 9.54pm on
Friday. Fire chief Neville King says the
car caught on fire while the driver was
doing burnouts. He says the car was
three quarters destroyed.
AT 7.32pm on May 3, brigade mem-
bers responded to a medical emer-
gency in Kawhia.
NORTH King Country residents donated $816
to the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter
during a street appeal in Otorohanga and Te
Kuiti last Friday. The appeal was run by staff
from Westpac Bank. Te Kuiti organiser Sacha
Rickit says: “We were totally blown away by
people’s generosity.” To make a donation to
the appeal visit - fundraiseonline.co .nz/West-
Lucky Lotto player
ONE lucky punter who brought their Lotto
ticket at Paper Plus Te Kuiti was among 14
players to win $22,753 in Saturday night’s live
second division draw.
LOCAL MP Barbara Kuriger is encourag-
ing North King Country parents to put their
hand up for school Board of Tr ustee elections.
“Nominations are open until May 20 and I
encourage people with a mix of skills and
experience to consider standing,” she says.
“We need our parents and wider community
to know they have a say in the education of
our kids. You don’t have to be a parent or have
children at school. We want our school boards
to reflect their communities and in turn the
diversity within them.”
Mrs Kuriger says boards are focused on rais-
ing the achievement of every student. They
hold overall responsibility for the governance
of a school, setting goals, determining stra-
tegic direction, and monitoring their school’s
performance. Voting is by postal ballot be-
tween May 25-June 3.
Kawhia fishing contest
ANGLERS will be heading to Kawhia on June
5 for the Kawhia Boating and Angling Club’s
Queen’s Birthday Weekend fishing competi-
tion. Anglers can fish inside and outside the
harbour for snapper, kahawai, trevally, gur-
nard and other fish (excluding stingray). The
weigh-in is from 3.30 -5pm with prizegiving at
6pm. Tickets are available at Kawhia Boat and
Angling Club, Oparau Roadhouse, Kawhia
Motors and Kawhia General Store.
ALTHOUGH marlin are usually becoming
scarce by May, skippers fishing out of Kawhia
are still having success. Kawhia Boating and
Fishing Club commodore Sheryl Vazey says
two marlin were weighed in on Monday. Club
member Matt Patmore from the boat Ham-
merhead weighed in a marlin which tipped
the scales at 123.5 kg, while one hooked by a
non-member weighed 109.5 kg.
THIRD TIME: Katrina Christison of Otorohanga will assist English landscape designer Jo
Thompson at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. It is her third visit to Chelsea. This artist’s
impression shows the garden they will create to reflect the redevelopment of the Chelsea
Barracks – the British Army’s London quarters. IMAGE SUPPLIED
AN Otorohanga woman flew to London on
Tuesday hoping to ‘rub shoulders’ with British
Katrina Christison, owner of garden design
and maintenance company Tidy Gardens, is
helping create a show garden at the Royal Hor-
ticulture Society Chelsea Flower Show.
It’s the third time she’s been to Chelsea in as
She has been invited to the show for the second
time by well-known English landscape designer
Jo Thompson, already the winner of a
Chelsea gold medal, two silver-gilt
medals and a silver.
The show is attended by more
than 157,000 people, but the
day before it opens to the pub-
lic is reserved for the Royals
Last year, Her Majesty, The
Queen was joined by the Duke of
Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, Duch-
ess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, the Princess
Royal, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the
Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince and
Princess Michael of Kent.
“Queen Elizabeth always shows keen interest
in the garden designs and plantings and as I’ll
be working in Jo’s garden during the Royals day,
I hope I get a glimpse of Her Majesty,” says Mrs
“Last year Jo’s garden ‘The Retreat’, designed
as a peaceful retreat for city visitors, won a silver-
gilt medal and Prince Charles and the Duchess
of Cornwall spent 15 minutes walking around
Ground work has already started on Ms
Thompson’s Chelsea site, which includes a water
wall that flows down a series of steps then curves
through the garden.
Planting starts tomorrow.
“We’ll sort through the plants first, then about
20 of us will be actually planting out next week
followed by deadheading and replacing any
bruised or damaged plants – ahead of the Royals’
day on May 23,” says Mrs Christison.
The garden reflects the redevelopment of
Chelsea Barracks, the British Army’s London
quarters built in the 1860s.
The barracks, between Sloan
Square and the River Thames
in one of London’s most ex-
pensive residential areas,
was sold by the Ministry of
Defence in 2007.
Work began there last
year on a controversial £3
billion development which
includes luxury apartments,
homes, shops and gardens.
Inspiration for the garden has
come from the redevelopment’s architecture
and communal green spaces.
The water feature is inspired by the ‘lost’ River
Westbourne which flowed below the barracks
from Hamstead Heath to the River Thames.
Mrs Christison says the garden will have
massed beds of eight varieties of roses under
planted with perennials, some mature trees and
a peaceful curved lawn.
“ This is my third year at Chelsea and I can’t
wait to catch up with all the designers I’ve met
at various shows in London, Japan, Sydney and
“It’s very exciting.”
The Chelsea Flower Show has been held in
the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea
Christison at Chelsea
“I hope I
get a glimpse
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