Rodney Times : November 9th 2010
7 RODNEY TIMES, NOVEMBER 9, 2010 NEWS In person ” 1,500+ places across NZ ” BNZ stores ” PostShops At the start of last week, your water and wastewater account transferred to Watercare0Yhen you recekxe your Þrst dkll, you can select a payment method that suits you. Now running water for Auckland... By post ” Cheque Electronic ” Internet banking ” Telephone banking ” Credit card payment on our website If you have an existing direct debit, recurring credit card authority or automatic payment set up, we have made the change hassle free. Your payment will be directed to Watercare automatically. Contact us Customer Services: (09) 442 2222, 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday Faults: (09) 442 2222, 24 hours Visit: www.watercare.co.nz Automatic ” Automatic payment ” Direct debit 3181288AC *Conditions Apply: Pricing is per person share twin from Auckland in economy class, unless otherwise stated. All prices are in NZ dollars. Travel agent service fees are not included. Sales are valid until 15 Nov 10. Prices are correct as at time of printing & may be subject to change without notice. Prices are based on payment by cash or cheque only. Airfares based on travel 01 Jan -- 30 Jun & 01 Sep -- 31 Oct 2011. Sales are valid until 15 Nov 10. Hong Kong stopover travel dates: 4 Jan -31 Mar 2011. Travelsure Promotion runs from 31/10/10 to 27/11/10 with a winning policy drawn every Tuesday at the Travelsure Head Office. All international policies issued by Har vey World Travel automatically go into the draw for that relevant week. Capacit y may be limited & not available on all flights. Closeout periods may apply over school holidays & special events. Offers valid for new bookings only. All prices are based on consecutive night stays. Please ask your Harvey World Travel Professional for full terms and conditions. HWT1099 0800 088 804 harveyworld.co.nz quick fares European Dreaming ROME FROM$2169 *PP MILAN FROM$2169 *PP PARIS FROM$2229*PP LONDON FROM$2369*PP stopover WIN $1000* TOWARDS YOUR HOLIDAY ONE HOLIDAY A WEEK TO BE WON! Simply purchase travel insurance between 31 Oct & 27 Nov 2010 HONG KONG FROM$199* PP 2 nights accommodation Best of country school days By MICHELE ONG Trike thrills: Parakai School held its show day together with a Lifestyle Expo. Parakai boy Kawiti Alex, left, with Parakai School student Monty Clarke-Alex and sister Laani-Leigh enjoy a ride on a three-wheel motorbike. Clockwise, from top left: Chop chop: Visitors to Kaipara Flats School annual agricultural day saw some serious woodchopping. Adorable alpaca: Coatesville Primary School pupil William Littlewood, 11, and pet alpaca Tabasco, gained third place in the pets section. Hello sir: Otamatea High School student Brittany Brown with her lamb, Sophie, and Prime Minister John Key. Cute calf: Paparoa School's Keegan Roberts, 10, with his calf, Po. His calf was reserve champion and Keegan won the senior handlers cup. Animal noises and the smell of homebaked food filled the air at various Rodney schools hosting agricultural days in October and early November. Agricultural days -- some still called Calf Club Days -- encourage students to take an interest in the welfare and presentation of an animal of their choice. About 20 Rodney and southern Kaipara schools took part. Otamatea High School and Paparoa had cabinet ministers joining in the day, with Rodney MP Lockwood Smith judging at Paparoa. He also attended Otamatea High School s agricultural day with Prime Minister John Key and Northland MP John Carter. Kaipara Flats School s event is its major fundraising activity of the year , principal Cameron Lockie says. About $11,000 was raised for computer upgrades. The good old country day featured lambs, calves, food and drink stalls, face painting, cake stalls and Devonshire teas. Parakai School s show day was the biggest ever , with more than 1000 people attending, principal Sean Valvoi says. It s also the first time we ve joined up with the Lifestyle Expo. We managed to raise $5000 on the day to go towards our share of the Duffy Books in Homes pro- gramme, he says. Visitors to Parakai s show day marvelled at heavy machinery and cuddly animals. Helensville Primary School started its agri- cultural day by opening the junior playground, completed during the holidays after much hard work and fundraising by the home and school committee, teacher Peter Law says. Activities included a Pie in the Face compe- tition, where students bid on which teacher to pie . Waitoki School ran a chicken diary compe- tition and children took home day-old chicks to rear for six weeks. They kept a detailed diary of its growth and filled it with photos, poems and stories about their chicks. Pupil Matthew Wilson took his chicks on his family holiday to Cooks Beach in Whitianga. Woodhill Primary School had miniature gardens, crafts, wild flower arrangements, cake decorations and artwork displays. All schools thank their local community for their support and hard work.
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