Waitomo News : 27 February 2018
8 Waitomo News Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Go stress free for your big day! p 07 873 7294 a 55 Maniapoto St, Otorohanga The local people you know and trust Unichem Otorohanga Pharmacy Relax, clear your mind & restore your inner calm 70 Maniapoto St • Otorohanga • 07 873 7008 “Summer time” IT’S ALL OVER IN OTOROHANGA Hurry...limited stock. Conditions apply •5 dandelion pendants $10 each • 6 lockets $15 each • 40% off diamond rings • Half price silver rings •50% off silver earrings • Gold earrings from $99 a pair • 11 kids' watches $30 • 40% off sapphire rings • many more clearance deals in-store Weddings Weddings Opie – Rummel On January 6, 2018 Daniel Opie of Te Kuiti and Courtney Rummel originally from the USA were married at the Waitangi Treaty grounds in the Bay of Islands. Daniel, the son of Andrew and Brenda Opie of Te Kuiti, was attended by Clifford Millar and Wills Dobson. Courtney, the daughter of Errol and Trudy Rummel of New Jersey, was attended by her sister-in-law Coreena Opie and friend Ariel Hope. The ceremony was officiated by Darcie Price and included both Maori and Jewish elements to reflect the couple’s heritages. Photographer, Naomi Bromberg captured the special day. The couple now live in Whangarei, where Daniel is an English teacher at Huanui College, and Courtney a history teacher at Kamo High School. Rata – Riley Surrounded by family and friends, Waru Rata and Jenna Riley of Te Kuiti were married on December 30, 2017 at St Luke’s Anglican Church. Waru, the eldest son of Rae Rata of Te Kuiti, was attended by his younger brothers David and Kasey Strickland, Morgan Rata and son Boston. Jenna, the youngest daughter of Tony and Liz Riley also of Te Kuiti, was attended by her sister Debbie Riley, Esme Humphreys, Azmon Houpapa and daughters Georjah and Kaziah. The ceremony was officiated by Reverend Jekheli Kibami Singh and the photographer was Abbe Hoare of Photos for Jean. A highlight for the couple was that Jenna’s grandad was able to be part of the day. The couple now reside in Sydney, Australia. Smith – Rawlings Graham Smith originally from Glasgow, Scotland and Angela Rawlings of Otorohanga were married on March 23, 2017 at The Boat Shed, Karapiro, Cambridge with a second celebration held in Prestwick, Scotland on July 1, for those who could not attend the wedding in New Zealand. Graham is the son of Ian and Irene Smith of Monkton, Scotland and was attended by Sean Christian and Peter Coombridge. Angela, the daughter of Neville and Lorene Rawlings of Otorohanga, was attended by her sisters Melinda Rawlings and Julie Oliver. The ceremony was officiated by Wayne Fellingham and McCosh Photography captured their special day. The couple reside in Hamilton. DESPITE a sub-tropical storm and two ex- tropical cyclones, this summer is about to become the hottest in history. There is just one day of summer left and NIWA climate scientists predict it will surpass a record that has been held for more than 80 years. Until now, the hottest summer in historical record is 1934-35 where the temperature was 1.8°C above the 1981-2010 average. This summer is currently running at 2.3°C, 0.5° above the previous record. NIWA meteorolo- gist Ben Noll says the driver of the remarkable warmth has been the marine heatwave. “ This has been a striking feature on both a regional and global climate scale,” he says. “It began at the end of November and has now persisted for three months. There have been three distinct peaks when sea surface temperatures were between two to four degrees Celsius above average in mid-December, late January and mid- late February.” He says there were even some areas where sea surface temperatures were 6 or 7°C above average. “ This represented some of the largest ocean temperature anomalies anywhere in the world over the last several months.” Mr Noll says a warmer than average Tasman Sea is a signature of La Nina, as it is associated with higher than normal air pressure over the region during the late-spring and early-summer. This prevents mixing of deeper, cooler sea wa- ter to the surface. In addition, warm northeasterly winds pushed warm water toward the country from the sub-tropics. Record temperatures set OTOROHANGA Menzshed members have been busy gifting their creations back to the community. The latest lucky recipient of a handcrafted treasure in the form of a mud kitchen was the Little Kiwis Corner daycare centre. Little Kiwis Corner team leader Casey Cook says it was an amazing gift. “The children are so excited to use the mud kitchen and our centre cannot thank Darcy Lupton, Brian Knutson and all the members of the Otorohanga Manzshed enough for their time, effort, hard work and generosity.” Menzshed members Darcy Lupton (left) and Brian Knutson with Cooper and the mud kitchen which was recently presented to the daycare centre. PHOTO SUPPLIED Caption...tocome...
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