Rodney Times : January 27th 2011
8 RODNEY TIMES, JANUARY 27, 2011 NEWS 3289818AE DID YOU KNOW? Ph: 09 425 0235, 0800 425 800 3 Glenmore Drive, Warkworth We stock: • A huge range of paint & accessories including rollers, brushes, fillers, tapes, films, abrasives • Paint at factory prices, including marine paint We also have: • Ladder & scaffold sales • Aluminium scaffold and airless sprayers for hire NOW OPEN PRE-LOVED FURNITURE, NEW HOMEWARE & GIFTS Call in now. Many unique items throughout the store. LOTTO WE ARE HERE OREWA HAIR & BEAUTY TAKE 2 8 Moana Ave, Orewa PH 09 426 4953 MON-FRI 9.30am-5pm SAT 10am-4pm ò 3361563AG 3424595AB All Scrap Metals All Heavy Steels All Light Steel Whiteware/Roofing Iron etc *Collection & Skip Bins Available Non Ferrous Scrap Copper, Aluminium, Brass, Lead, Batteries etc Top Prices Paid SCRAP CARS WANTED PH 09 426 1552 OR O800 846 636 LOCATION - TAVERN RD, SILVERDALE Good show crowd despite the rain Chop chop: Woodchopping was a big drawcard at the Warkworth show.Photos: DAVID TATE Tuned in: A pipe band got in a blow before the weather deteriorated. Treat time: Iceblocks helped keep the kids happy. Winnabull: Rodney MP Lockwood Smith cleaned up the cattle section, taking 11 top three placings, including reserve champion male, with his Woodleigh Belgian Blues. The wet weekend had an impact on the 144th Warkworth A and P Show. Sunday's equestrian programme was can- celled and vehicles had to be towed out of paddocks. Yet a good crowd still attended on Saturday to watch events like wood chopping, cattle judging, agility dogs, join in golf croquet, wine and beer tasting, sideshows and more. It was disappointing to have the wet day but we have no control over that and the committee felt that they had done everything they could to give the public a good day out,'' show secretary Marjorie Blythen says. With the new fields completed it has become a fantastic area for pub- lic events and many visitors and comments have commented on it being one of the best they have been on.'' Mrs Blythen says City Care crews and the com- mittee did a fantastic job and worked extremely hard to get the venue to this standard for show day. The show society com- mittee appreciates the work and effort put in by all those who attended and battled through despite the conditions.'' She was among award winners in the cattle sec- tion, dominated by Rod- ney MP Lockwood Smith's Belgian Blues. Among the few prizes he didn't get were the champion male and supreme champion beef animal of the show, won by Wando Noteable from Dean and Marjorie Blythen's Steamlands Polled Herefords stud. Cattle results from the interbreed classes: Heifer two years: Wood- leigh Grateful 16th 1, yearling heifer Wood- leigh Contessa Gay 24th 3, heifer Woodleigh Contessa Gay 24th 3, heifer calf Woodleigh Blue Belle 149th 1, senior bull Woodleigh George 2nd 2, yearling bull Woodleigh Utah 1, bull calf Woodleigh Vir- tue 2 and Woodleigh Vulcan 3. In the group classes a pair of Woodleigh Belgian Blues calves took first. Championships saw Willowcreek Salers Champion Female from the Pacey/Woolley famil- ies, while Woodleigh Belgian Blues gained the Reserve Champion Female title. Supreme Champion Beef Animal of the Show and Champion Male was Wando Noteable from D and M Blythen, Streamlands Polled Herefords. Reserve Champion Male went to Woodleigh Utah, Woodleigh Belgian Blues. $3200 raised at auction Bad weather didn't stop a good crowd bidding $3200 in the fund- raising auction for The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind's Guide Dog Services. That was slightly more than last year and a great result, organ- iser John Barnett of Bayleys Real Estate in Warkworth says. The Bayleys tent was so packed people were even standing in the rain putting their hands up. He appreciates sponsors' support for the cause. Like some others, the tent didn't last the night, blown down by strong winds.
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