Waitomo News : 20 February 2014
2 Waitomo NeWs Thursday, February 20, 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 Please note that due to occasional space constraints, sports results/draws may not be published.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 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 February 2014 FREE ADVERTISEMENT Waitomo Caves Hotel in association with Starlight Productions presents Starring... Arno as MC Lady Kitty Hawk Rosina Lee Dolly D’Ville and more to entertain Bookings p: 07 878 8204 e: email@example.com SERGEANTS AND SIRENS for a great night out BURLESQUE CABARET Saturday, February 22, 2014 Dinner and show $85pp Get together with your workmates or social club for an entertaining night out! Courtesy van available. 1080 use IN regard to the letters by Messers J Boulton and B Buckley (Waitomo News, February 6), Mr Boulton sug- gest that I read Wilderness Maga- zine. It’s ironic that an obvious ‘green’ publication should have this title, as with the ongoing 1080 poisoning pro- gramme that’s exactly what our bush will end up as – a wilderness. I’ve spent many years in the bush. I used to hear a cacophony of song from the tui, bellbird etc. Now you hear very little if any sound –as they say “the silence is deafening”. Mr Buckley states he has recorded 50 species of birds on his small prop- erty. I don’t know if he realises there are 46 recorded species of NZ native birds. If you take into account 10-12 (approx) introduced species he has 38-40 native species on his property – nonsense. There should be no animals in the bush. He forgets that they provided him with a sum of $250 a week. In the 1970s that was good money. With inflation etc, that would equate to $800-$1000 a week at the present time, (it’s) not bad money. I recently went to a meeting at Pureora where Animal Health Board (representatives) were present. They were open to queries from the public before their projected 1080 drop in the Hauhangaroa Ranges. I asked them ... “In the greater Waikato conservation area, how many possums have been found with TB?” The emphatic answer – “none”. I want to impress on Messers Boul- ton and Buckley a little known fact that 1080 is produced in the USA but is not permitted to be used there. Eighty percent of 1080 produced is used in NZ and a small amount in Queensland, Australia to control dingos. There is no known antidote for 1080 poisoning. TB was introduced to NZ through imported/infected cattle (obviously stud stock) and gradually spread over a number of years. TB testing was introduced, areas were put under movement control and infected reactors were slaughtered. Cattle were spreading TB and the possum became the scapegoat. I suggest Messers Boulton and Buckley take time out to view ‘Poi- soning Paradise’ – a DVD produced by the Graf Brothers. This documentary has won inter- national awards after being shown overseas. It was going to be shown on Sky Television’s Country channel and regional TV in Western Australia but intervention from some source in NZ had these screenings stopped. If there is no truth in this documen- tary, how come the Government and its many ‘green’ agencies have not taken the producers to task? I leave you to judge for yourself. (abridged) Jack Montgomery Te Kuiti Lost equipment I AM an 18-year-old photographer from Germany who travelled through Australia and New Zealand for four months. Sadly I left my Macbook pro and my backup hard drive in front of a cafe in Otorohanga. Now I am trying to contact as many people as I can in Otorohanga to try to get my Macbook with all my photos back. I worked for Peterpans Adventure Travel to promote tourism in New Zealand, but all my photos, except a very small selection I could save online, are gone now. I would be so thankful about any help. Thank you very much. Jan Philip Baldus Germany eDitoR’s Note: if anyone has any informa- tion, or picked up mr Baldus’ macbook pro and hard drive, he can be contacted by email- ing firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Waitomo News 07 878 1188. YOUR LETTERS THUMBS UP/DOwN THUMBS UP to the kind folk at idea services for keeping the otoro- hanga Foodbank supplied with beautiful tomatoes and vegetables from their garden. thank you we appreciate it. Aileen Berrigan, Co-ordinator Otorohanga Foodbank THUMBS UP Rob Brown and the muster Bar patrons for the recent fundraising efforts given to us. Members Te Kuiti Volunteer Fire Brigade POLICE DESk February 11 a 70-year-old te Kuiti man was warned by police for riding his ride-on lawnmower on a public road (tawhana st). the man, who claimed to be using it as a mobility scooter, was directed home. February 14 aN otorohanga man was arrested and charged with an historic burglary and for assaulting a woman on February 13. He will appear in te Kuiti District Court on march 6. February 13 a BLaCK and blue pushbike was stolen from outside a Waitete Rd home in te Kuiti. February 15 a te KUiti man, who crashed his van on sH4 after hitting a patch of gravel, failed an evidential breath test registering 797 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath – nearly twice the limit of 400mcg/l. He then elected an evidential blood test. seVeRaL windows at solo smash Repairs on Waitete Rd in te Kuiti were smashed. Police believe stones were thrown at them. a te KUiti teenager’s motorised scooter was stolen from the te Kuiti Community House on Jennings st while the 18-year-old completed his driving lessons. it was found the next day in the mangaokewa stream behind the st John building. February 16 a FemaLe driver, whose card was declined at the Caltex ser vice station in otorohanga, drove away without paying for $40 petrol. Her registration num- ber was taken. eNQUiRies are continuing into a burglary where sev- eral items including guns and a farm bike were stolen. Burglar(s) gained entry into the Benneydale home on SH30 before stealing three firearms, a DVD player, frozen meat, power tools and a quad bike. IN BRIEF Correction iN last week’s North King Country Farmer a stor y from the ministry of Primar y industries about PKe screening mesh stated that a 4mm minimum screening mesh was proposed. it should have read a 4mm maximum screen- ing mesh.
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