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From left, Neil Pratt, Josh Wills, Cory Read and Mark Lewis.
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After 10 years in business Mark Lewis Plumbing has
joined Pratts as part of Pratts growing operation. Local
boys Josh Wills and Cory Read have joined the Pratts
team of 10 as Mark leaves the industry. Mark said ‘Pratts
are an asset to the Otorohanga District and, with an
excellent facility, have put a lot of investment into
Otorohanga’. He went on to say since he started in 2006
he had a large number of clients and he was pleased
Pratts will be delivering them continued excellent skill
and service. Neil Pratt, owner of Pratts, said both Josh
and Corey have demonstrated a high level of competence
and customer care and are already valued members of
the team. Situated at Northern Heights Business Centre
(6 Main North Road, Otorohanga) the high profile
property has complimentary businesses in the one
location – Pratts Group incorporating Pratts Plumbing,
Pratts Water Services and SureCool Refrigeration, along
with Bullseye Direct, Todd Ormsby Builders and Nick
Heppenstall Drafting Services.
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“And it just so happened that a number of seri-
ous incidents took place during our deployment
which made it all the more important to not just
tell the story, but to honour the soldiers who
paid the ultimate price and whose family’s lives
changed because of that.”
Mr Horrell says the documentary would not
have gone ahead if it wasn’t for the support of the
fallen soldiers’ families who strongly approved
“You hear the story from the soldiers and the
families to show the reality of war not just from
the frontline but from the home front as well,”
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“ The documentary has allowed closure for not
only those involved in this tour to Afghanistan,
but also the many others over a decade worth of
“Lives have been lost and others changed forever,
but the importance of ensuring the New Zealand
public has a true account of what occurred in Af-
ghanistan – from the mouths of those who served
means their sacrifice will not be forgotten.”
Afghanistan: The Soldier’s Story screens at the Les
Munro Centre at 6.30pm on Friday. Tickets are
available at the Te Kuiti i-SITE or at the door.
LANCE Corporal Paul Gernhoefer, the son of Wayne and Julie Gernhoefer of Te Kuiti, was guest
speaker at Te Kuiti’s ANZAC Day service in 2014.
to screen locally
A HOODIE-WEARING burglar broke into Te
Kuiti’s BNZ Bank yesterday morning.
Police are currently reviewing video footage of the
person who forced entry into the Rora St bank
at 1.30am on Monday.
Believed to be alone inside the premises, Te Kuiti
Police Sergeant Craig Lindstrom says the suspect
was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and baseball cap
and had something covering their face.
“Once the person has been inside they have
gained access to the working areas of the bank
and the bank floor activating the alarms which
was attended to by local security staff,” he says.
“We are following a number of enquiries in
relation to this incident and at this stage are still
attempting to collate what, if any, property was
“We are also trying to establish the circumstances
surrounding the incident and the intention of the
Mr Lindstrom says the burglary is linked to a
similar incident at the Riverside the same night
also in the early hours of the morning.
He says entry to the Riverside Lane bar was
again forced and it is still unknown if anything
“ The two incidents are linked but we are still in
the early stages of enquiry,” he says.
“If anyone has any information in relation to
either of the incidents or saw anything suspicious
around the time the alarms sounded they are
urged to call Te Kuiti Police.”
Information can also be provided anonymously via
Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
100% Te Kuiti step it up
ON Saturday, four members of the 100%
Te Kuiti team preparing for next month’s
Corporate Step Up Sky Tower Stair
Challenge will be fundraising in-store.
Between 10am-2pm, they will work out
on a treadmill and exercycles to raise
funds for the August 5 stair challenge
supporting Leukaemia & Blood Cancer
Team member Jess Fitzwater says: “We
would love to see you down at our Rora
St store on Saturday to help support us.”
The team aims to raise $5000.
Donations can be made in-store, or
alternatively supporters can donate on
the team’s fundraising page by searching
100% Te Kuiti & Otorohanga on Face-
book or visiting the website – skytower-
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