Community Notices

Apiti MTB Ride - Sunday 4th March 2018
course details to follow
WHEN: Sunday 4th March 2018 9:00am onwards
WHERE: Apiti Village, Oroua Valley Road, Apiti
COST: $20 Entry includes a free BBQ lunch
Come along for a fun day of mountain biking in northern Manawatu! With a mix of gravel and farm tracks plus a creek crossing added in to the mix these are some great trails through private and public land. This event is hosted by the Apiti Community Group as a fundraiser for the Apiti Hall.

Glencorran 4 x 4 Trail
543 Mangamako Road, Rangiwahia.  24th February starting at 8.30am.  Entry : Kids under 12 years  - free.  Adults : $10.00 (cash only).
It is a great spectator sport with plenty of thrills and spills- and is a fun day out for the family. And handy to Apiti.  -  Kate Gee-Taylor.

In the rural Manawatu / Feilding area there have been several vehicle thefts over the past week. These have included a child Kawasaki motorcycle from a property in Forlongs Road (Colyton), and vehicles from Heayns Place, Kimbolton Road near the Warehouse and North Street in Feilding. 
Can you please spread the word among your neighbourhood groups to report all suspicious activity or thefts to Police immediately and to also advise your neighbours / neighbourhood support. Your information is important and help is important. 
I had a really nice surprise yesterday when I popped into the Police station staffroom and it was chocka with new Police recruits. Young and enthusiastic you might see some of these new officers around in the community over the next few weeks.   Good things do happen. 
  -  Gary Stoneley, District Coordinator Manawatu District Neighbourhood Support
ph 06 323 7386 mob 027 323 7387.

Feilding RSA 100
Saturday 17th February :
8am : RSA Re-dedication Service, Services Lawn Cemetery, Feilding Cemetery.
9.30am : Military vehicles street parade (railway station into Kimbolton Road to Manchester Square).
10am - 2pm : Antiques firearms display and Military memorabilia "show and tell" Civic Centre, Aorangi st.
10am - 2pm : Military vehicles (past and present) and equipment displays, Manchester Sq.
Sunday 18th February : 10.30am : RSA Memorial Service, Cenotaph, Manchester Sq.
For more information, contact Barrie on 021 894 756. E:   -  RSA.  M.D.C.

Apiti Tavern
The time has come for me to say goodbye as I make my way to the UK very shortly. I’m very pleased to say that there are a couple looking at taking the tavern over, the doors will stay open, business as usual with some new faces and ideas in the mix. Lets make this one a big one & come meet the new publicans.
Upcoming Events
Community Dinner will be on Friday the  2ND of MARCH (a week later due to the Apiti Domain Show)
6.30PM $25pp and kids $1 x their age up to 16yrs.  !!! PLEASE RSVP on of before 24th of FEB !!!

Also we are looking for some keen Cricket Players for Saturday 17th Feb, 3pm to take on Rangi, all ages welcome. Bring something for a BBQ and refreshments.

24th March -  Apiti Axemen's Comp - Ran by Rod McKenzie - Please come and show your support, this event used to run at Apiti for many years, and its good to see it back again.  -  Hendrik

Cycle event to promote Rural wellbeing. 9th March 2018.
Venue: Assembly point : PGG Wrightsons saleyards, Manchester St Feilding
Link to: Assembly point and Event START
Course Map link: Strava link to Fit4Farming cycle course

It is widely accepted that physical activity has a positive effect on wellbeing. This cycle event offers something for everyone and is a great opportunity for first time or less confident riders to cycle with others.
This event is an opportunity to promote rural wellbeing to a wider audience.
We will encourage riders to wear odd socks as part of the #oddsox campaign to acknowledge the importance of being active to improve wellbeing.
Distances : The course is a loop course. Cyclists proceed under a neutral vehicle to Sandon road then racing commences. Finish at the town edge then cycle in as one group in order of finish. (first 10 riders) for Prizegiving
- Strict cut off times to ensure every rider is back at the finish by 12.00pm.
Race brief Neutral start from stock yards with young school children in tow around clock tower. Children peel off to both sides after clock tower.  Cyclists continue with neutral start behind a lead vehicle down to the end of Manchester street. Turn left into West Street then right into Sandon road.  Lead vehicle pulls away once all riders are around corner onto Sandon - Race commences.
Continue on Sandon Turn left onto Lees Road  then Left again onto Awahuri Rd.
Finish line will be at the town edge along Awahuri road. Social riders will finish first then proceed down Rata street then assemble at Kowhai Park after one lap. Next group of riders can finish after two laps.
Guns can compete over three laps.

After the 45 km finishes all cyclists proceed together down Fergusson street onto Manchester street to the clock tower for prize giving.
We are putting this event together for rural people to have a new experience, have some fun, build new relationships and even push themselves that bit harder if they want. It is open to everyone but the trophies will be for rural professional teams and farmers.
We would like to make this an annual event and move it around the country so your support is crucial for this to happen. Please don’t sit back on this one, take a half day off, be active and make a change.
Thanks to ASB and Cheatley Institute for partnering with Fit4Farming to help make this event a success as we progress toward improving rural wellbeing.
ASB will be putting up trophies for  various categories in the 45 km race and Cheatley Institute will offer advice at the finish around bike care and give some coaching or training plans as spot prizes. Dayle and Cath Cheatley have a massive amount of cycling and high performance experience that will benefit farmers in more ways than just cycling. It will be a great opportunity to come along and talk to them about performance gains in business.
Please take the time to contact one or more farmers, growers, rural professionals and make sure they participate on the day. Wellbeing is only a conversation, Being well is an action!
You can follow updates on twitter @Fit4farming or @target_focus  and register on  the Fit4Farming Facebook page
- Ian Hopkins & Shelley Dew-Hopkins, 157 Te Parapara Road, Rangiwahia RD 54, Kimbolton,4774,
Ph 06 3282854. Mob Ian 027 2485877, Shelley 027 2286239.

2018 2nd Annual Cricket Challenge
Rangiwahia vs Apiti - February 17th, 1pm for a 1.30 start.  Rangiwahia Hall and Domain.  Great family day.  Supporters encouraged.  BYO everything - deckchair, food, beverages.  BBQ at the hall following match.  Want to know more, contact Shelley Dew Hopkins on 3282 854.  -  F. Morton 3282 856.

Work Wanted
I am looking for casual to full time farming work. I have a full licence and own transport.  I have some experience in farming and am a quick and willing learner, keen to learn new skills.  I am also looking for a long term rental property.  Please ring Andrew Riggs on 020 41209045.
School Holiday Programme
We will be running a fun filled school holiday programme in Feilding in the week before Christmas and from the 8th to the 26th of January. We run from the Feilding Yellows clubrooms located at Johnston Park and have a mix of indoor and outdoor activities to cater to everyone.
Our programme is aimed to get children back to basics, technology free, physical and creative play - letting kids be kids!
If this sounds like a good fit for your children please drop me a line to inquire, or pick up a registration form from school. Spaces are limited, so it is first in first served.
I hope you have a lovely Christmas. 🎅🎄
Kind regards, Brad Carr, BWC Sport's Academy.
Phone: Brad 021 111 6558. Email:

Notice is given under section 56(1)(b) of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 that a Restricted Fire Season is declared from 8 AM (0800 Hrs), Monday 11th December 2017 in the following area(s) until revoked or amended by Fire and Emergency New Zealand:
• All of Horowhenua District’s area.
• All of Palmerston North City’s area (including Ashhurst, Bunnythorpe and Linton)
• For part of Manawatu and Rangitikei Districts as follows from the boundary as described below to the coast:
o From the Intersection of Grove and Colyton Rd’s (Ashhurst) a straight line to Cheltenham.
o From Cheltenham North/East on SH54 to Mckays Line then Makino Rd.
o North/East on Makino Rd to its end at the Rangitikei River.
o From the end of Makino Rd at the Rangitikei River a straight line to the start of Onepuhi Rd along to the junction with SH1.
o North on SH1 to Calico Line then along Calico Line and incorporating all the Urban area of Marton.
o From Marton on Whanganui Rd East to Turakina.
o From Turakina on SH3 North to the Whangaehu River Bridge.
o From the Whangaehu River Bridge following the Whangaehu River to the coast.
• Note: All Public Conservation Land administerd by the Department of Conservation is in a Year round/365 Day Restricted Fire Season.
A permit is required to light a fire in open air in these areas.
Gas cookers or gas barbeques do not require a fire permit in a Restricted fire season. For cultural fires (hangi, umu) please apply for a permit and discuss with a Rural Fire Officer.
See for types of fire which have been authorised as not being fires in open air and do not need a permit.
You commit an offence if you knowingly or recklessly light, or allow another person to light, a fire in open air in an area that is in a Restricted Fire Season unless under a permit issued by Fire and Emergency New Zealand and in accordance with any conditions of the permit. Any permits issued during a Restricted Fire Season are suspended if Fire and Emergency declares a Prohibited Fire Season, or prohibits fire in open air in the area.
M.W. Smith,Principal Rural Fire Officer, Manawatu/Horowhenua/Rangitikei Rural District
  - Gary Stoneley, District Coordinator, Manawatu District Neighbourhood Support
ph 06 323 7386 mob 027 323 7387
c/o Feilding Police Station
93 Kimbolton Road
Box 341, Feilding
Neighbourhood Support - It's about you. Check out our new website and update your contact details at or 

Apiti Community Committee
Next meeting - 7pm Thursday 7th December @ The Apiti Community Hall.  All welcome and we would love to see you there. - K. Gillespie. (Secretary ACC).
Apiti RSA Christmas 'Get Together' - Sunday 3rd December
This function will be held at the Apiti Tavern on Sunday the 3rd of December 2017, at 12 midday.
All Welcome!  Bring your family, bring your friends.  Please RSVP Shirley Goodall (Secretary) on 3284 850 or email with numbers attending by the 24th of November.     -  S. Goodall.
Ladies Group Christmas Tea
Will be held at the Tavern on Thursday the 14th December 6.30.  $15.00 a head and Chrissy and I will be cooking Christmas Puddings.
There will be the usual Christmas swap of Christmas Presents value $5.00.  We will require numbers closer to the date.
Christmas Party at the Domain.
This is going ahead in the same format as last year. BYO Pot luck BBQ Tea. Bouncy castle and lots of games to include mothers, fathers and Grandparents. This will be on Monday the 18th December. -  June and Chrissy.
Kimbolton and Districts Bowling Club - 2017-18 season is OPEN 1:30pm start. Wear flat soled shoes. Bowls and coaching available. Subs from $25 a season. Come and learn a new skill. Enjoy our country hospitality.  For more information, ring Carolyn on 3285 766, Willie on 3285 739 or Dennis on 3285 824.  -  C. Puett

Work Wanted                                                                                                             My name is Kate Innes and I am looking for Assist Relief Milking work in the Apiti and Kimbolton area from now onwards.                                                                         I assisted with Calf Rearing for Bruce Jensen of Kimbolton this season and have just finished assisting Dave Holdaway of Apiti during his AI run. Both employers are happy to provide work references.  If you have work available please call or text me on 0211555459.  -  Kate.

There have been several incidents over the past week of rural properties entered and goods taken across the Manawatu Region over the past week.
Important Actions you can take:
If  a crime is being committed or you observe suspicious persons on a property, call police immediately. 111 if a crime is in progress or you are concerned for safety.
Take details safely and discretely - make notes
Contact your neighbours. You should have a contact list for your immediate neighbourhood.  (If you need help to set this up contact Neighbourhood Support on 06 323 7386)
You can contact Neighbourhood Support or your local contact person and they can get a general message out to the wider area.
The Neighbourhood Support Network is your communication network. We reach over 4000 households. It's there to be used when needed. 
Occassionally we will send out a message which we consider is of general interest to your community or has a community purpose. This is because keeping that contact going and building stronger and safer communities requires ongoing participation and support. 
Thank you for working with us to make our communities safer.  
  -  Gary Stoneley, District Coordinator, Manawatu District Neighbourhood Support, 
ph 06 323 7386 mob 027 323 7387, c/o Feilding Police Station, 93 Kimbolton RoadBox 341, Feilding
Neighbourhood Support - It's about you. Check out our new website and update your contact details at or www.ManawatuNeighbourhood
Community Newsletter Update from Kimbolton Early Learning Kia ora local community Yes, we are finally open, please feel free to drop in, have a cuppa and check us out. We are open from 8.30 to 3.30 daily and yes we are open till Friday 22nd December. We close for Christmas and New Year then open again on Wednesday 4th January. We have spaces available for your tamariki/children from the age of two through to five years old. We support working whānau and stay at home mums and dads. If you require fulltime care or some time out we can help out. Did you know that over three year olds can receive up to 30 hours free education and care at Kimbolton Early Learning. We are starting as we mean to go on with sustainable practices within our environment and are developing strategies around the 7R’s. With that in mind your junk could be our treasure. If you, your neighbour, friends or whānau have any of the following, that you no longer require, think of us and please drop them off.  Planks-different lengths, widths and thicknesses.  Rounds of wood small, medium and large, short, medium , and large  Old wooden gates  Old wooden window frames with no glass.  We require pallets for construction x 4  Pallets to create a bug hotel habitat x 6  Pallets for a sunflower enclosure x 2  Pallets to create vertical strawberry walls with old spouting.  Long poles to create a bean tepee, 10 to 12 poles required.  Old curtains  Old towels  If gardening and you are dividing flaxes or grasses please think of us. We need small to medium flaxes and or small, medium to large grasses any colour and textures. We are a blank canvas with lots of potential.  If you have native seedling that require a home we have the space  If you have spare herbs plants bring them on in we have an empty garden bed.  If you have surplus vegetable seedlings, we have three raised gardens to plant up. We would love beetroot, spinach, silver beet, corn, tomatoes, pumpkin and courgette.  If you have any pots for plants medium to large we need them  And last but not least spare/surplus clothing sizes 2 to 6 because we are into mucky/messy play. We are very excited about the journey ahead and looking forward to meeting people within the community and having more tamariki/children enjoy this awesome space with us.  -  Chris Williams, Centre Manager,
Kimbolton Early Learning,  4 Lind Street,  Kimbolton 4777.  cid:image001.png@01CDF952.EA4EA6F0027 5878833
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Kimbolton and Districts Bowling Club - 2017-18 season is OPEN 1:30pm start. Wear flat soled shoes. Bowls and coaching available. Subs from $25 a season. Come and learn a new skill. Enjoy our country hospitality For more information, ring Carolyn on 3285 766, Willie on 3285 739 or Dennis on 3285 824.  -  C. Puett

Three Cats Urgently Require Very Good Homes If you are very nice-natured like us three cats then we hope that you will consider visiting and adopting us. We are all well-behaved and we have all been spayed and are free to very good types of people. Please help us by contacting Wendy after three o’clock on 027232 2223.
Thank you very much. - Elizabeth Krammer.
Kimbolton Sculpture Festival - 28th April 2018
Local schools and their communities are invited to take part in the Kimbolton Sculpture Festival.
When? April 27 and 28, 2018 (last weekend of the school holidays).
Where? Kimbolton Domain and township.
Who? Locals from Apiti, Kimbolton, Kiwitea, Rangiwahia, Waituna West, Cheltenham and nearby as well as festival goers from everywhere else. ( Our target is 3000 people).
What? The Festival is planned as a colourful harvest time celebration of the land with rural sculpture, art, craft stalls, local food, some old time fun, and live music. It’s a chance for our community to come together to create a great day and offers opportunities for community groups and locals to benefit from an influx of visitors.
The New Zealand Rural Sculpture Awards will be the main attraction. Please check out our website
Rural Sculptors:
Enter the New Zealand Rural Sculpture Awards. $11,000 worth of prize money on offer.
Sculptures can be made from any farm related materials e.g. recycled farm machinery, steel, wood, plastic etc.
Contact: Chris Gallavin 021 238 8349. Email:
Buskers and stage performers are invited to make contact.  Contact: Bryan Gibson Email:
Local Stalls:
Your school/community group is encouraged to raise funds at this event by selling quality products/services.
If you know of local organisations or art and craft people who could be interested in offering a stall please let them know or let us know so we can talk to them.
Contact: Paula Allen 027 246 4000 or 06 280 0664. Email:
Become a Friend of the Festival: Minimum $100
The Kimbolton Sculpture Festival relies on grants and sponsorship to make it happen.
Supporting the Festival will assist us in producing a quality event. A Friend of the Festival
donation qualifies as a tax-deductible donation.

Contact: Darryl Coleman 06 328 5936 Email:  -  T. Waugh.