Waitomo News : 13 February 2014
2 Waitomo NeWs Thursday, February 13, 2014 THIS COLUMN is to keep readers informed of any current advertising specials on offer, as well as our policies with regard to regular components of the newspaper i.e. sportswrap, letters to the editor and thumbs etc. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries on 07 878 1188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org FEBRUARY 2014 ADVERTISING SPECIALS CLASSIFIEDS HALF PRICE ADVERTISING CONTACT TE KUITI Jan or Liza p 078781188 f 078781187 e email@example.com CONTACT OTOROHANGA maria or mihi p 078737139 f078737138 e firstname.lastname@example.org DISPLAY CONTACT TE KUITI Janis p 078781188 f 078781187 e email@example.com CONTACT OTOROHANGA sam p 078737139 f 078737138 e firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL Please contact the editorial team t 07 878 1188 f 07 878 1187 e email@example.com We welcome your stories and story tips. If supplying pho- tographs we require high resolution (a minimum of 1MB) jpgs. Please note that due to occasional space constraints, sports results/draws may not be published. LETTER & THUMBS RULES No Letters to the Editor or Thumbs Up/Down will be published unless the name of writer, full address and daytime contact phone number are included for verification. Nom-de-plumes/pen names will not be accepted. Letters and Thumbs Up/Down are published at the editor’s discretion and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Waitomo News. In general, Thumbs Up are to acknowledge random acts of kindness while Thumbs Down generally reflect the opposite – they should be 50 words or less. Should you have a complaint regarding a business, please address that with the owner/s rather than via these columns. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters and they should be no longer than 300 words. Letters and Thumbs Up/ Down can be sent to The Editor, Waitomo News, PO Box 279, Te Kuiti, fax (07) 878 1187, or email firstname.lastname@example.org FREEADVERT1/2PRICEADVERTS Run two advertisements during the month of January or February and get the 3rd HaLF PRiCe (casual advertisers only / conditions apply). sell something for less than $100 and we’ll give you a FRee advert (limit 12 words) Hurry – this offer only available during the month of February 2014 FREE ADVERTISEMENT Quarry ready to rock THUMBS UP/DOwN MIKE RORISON THUMBS UP – it’s been great reading about Jessie Whitehead and his sporting achievements recently in regards to the marokopa sports Day. Yet again, Jessie displayed quality attributes as a wonderful role model that was noticed and appreciated by a young athlete who thinks of Jessie as his ‘idol’. Reuben Dimond, friends & whanau Waitomo Caves FROM P1 This includes its head office in Mt Maunganui, a blending facility in Hastings and Dannevirke and two sites in Canterbury. FAMILY FIRM The Rorison RMD legacy began in 1950 when Ian and Nora Rorison founded the transport company IM Rorison Ltd. Based in Tokoroa, they transported fertiliser and timber in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions before relocating to Tauranga in 1957, and chang- ing their name to Rorison Mainline Ltd. In the 1960s, the company started to manu- facture product at the Kohua Rd quarry, quickly establishing themselves as suppliers of lime and serpentine throughout the North Island. Following restructuring in 1971, it became known as Rorison Mineral Developments (RMD) and relocated to Mt Maunganui. When Ian died in 1980, the running of the busi- ness was left to his sons Gary and Marshall. In 1993, Gary and his wife Sue purchased the company comprising the quarry and mining opera- tion and the fleet of bulk trucks outright. In 2002, Gary sold the transport division of the company to Mark Sherson of Sherson Contractors who now trade as RMD Transport and continue to deliver Rorisons manufactured product. In 2005, Mike and his wife Rona bought the business and began trading as Rorisons RMD Ltd in 2008. BRIGHT FUTURE Mr Rorison expects the quarry to be fully op- erational in eight weeks’ time to help support the agri-sector’s busiest season which is autumn. “The new lime quarry is a reasonable size invest- ment in King Country limestone production, which would never have gone ahead without the support and assistance of the Waitomo District Council, Waikato Regional Council and local iwi. “We have invested heavily into the region with a 50-100 year vision to support the New Zealand agricultural sector.” But just as important for Mr Rorison, is provid- ing a solid future for his company and staff. “Our overall commitment is to our staff and families who have shown commitment to us for many years. “By expanding our business and production levels it gives our local staff good job security for the future. “So I’m really looking forward to when the new lime plant becomes fully operational and continu- ing to grow the company brand nationwide.” SUPER SITE: Rorisons RMD’s new Wairere Lime Quarry in Aria, which has been in development for the past 18 months, will increase lime production and meet growing demand from the agricultural industry.
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