Waitomo News : 6-November-2014
2 WAITOMO NEWS Thursday, November 6, 2014 Now accepted 4 CAMBRIDGE ROAD, TE AWAMUTU (Next to Resene & Repco) PH 07 871 6422 carpetcourt.co.nz This is a FREE programme for children 6-12 years Places are limited so registrations are ESSENTIAL! Please phone the library for more information 07 873 7175 DC Clibbery, Chief Executive Otorohanga District Council Register now for the Otorohanga District Library’s 2014/15 summer holiday programme READING S UMMER, CAMPIN G The Rotar y Club of Te Kuiti are proud to announce they are sponsoring Keegan Grainger Exchange student to Denmark in 2015 How can you help? Rotary are organising an auction to help raise funds for Keegan. November 29 @ 10am (further details later) Can you donate: • Furniture • Appliances • Anything you no longer require Call 07 878 6376 Bruce Spurdle, evenings if you require items to be collected THE push for a new defibril- lator is on in Otorohanga. With a price tag of $21,995, St John personnel are taking to the street – literally – to find the funds on Saturday. And that push is going be- yond the 50km boundary. A team of 15, comprising three paid staff and 12 volun- teers will push a 35kg bed from Te Kuiti to Otorohanga – a distance of almost 20km. Transfield Services are pro- viding an escort as they make their way along SH3 with an original 1950s hospital bed. The fundraiser starts oppo- site New World Te Kuiti on Te Kumi Rd at 7am and the team is breaking the journey into 10 legs of 2kms until they reach the Otorohanga St John station. Officers have been training for the past six weeks and hope to have the bed, and a strapped- in mannequin pushed to the Kakamutu Rd station by noon, five hours later. It is the first time volunteer member Ged Arbuckle has par- ticipated in such an event, but says it is a “traditional fund- raiser”. “It belongs to a bygone era really especially because state highway laws are so stringent now, but I’m really excited about doing it,” he says. “It’s a good team exercise and a chance for us to develop our camaraderie while giving us an excuse to get a bit fitter, raise money and have some fun.” The St John team already has $3000 and hopes to raise $5000 on the day. Each member has been tasked with gaining sponsor- ship and Mr Arbuckle says the community has been generous so far. “Every little bit helps.” Push on for fundraiser ROAD READY: The Otorohanga St John team Vicki Cornelissen (left), Mike Mylonas, Ngaire Neill, Daphney King, Sara Taylor, Mag- gie Hughes, Alon Pearson, Margaret Vincent, Carol Collinson-Smith, Ged Arbuckle, John Varga and Waitomo territory manager Hugh Davison.
30 October 2014