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ALLOY ATV RAMPS
These ramps are a must when you need to load your
quad up onto your ute or trailer. How often do you take it
into town, or to another property, or out for recreation?
33 Tui Street, Tahihape
Telephone (06) 388-0178
Hyway Manufacturing will
guarantee this product will
last a lifetime if used with care
for loading ATVs or similar
wheel machines. Aluminium is
unaffected by water or sunlight
and will remain stable and strong
Hyway's alloy ATV ramps offer
you a proven, safe, easy method
of loading ATVs.They are plenty
strong enough, provide good
traction, aren't too bulky to
stow away and are beautifully
lightweight and easy to handle.
• Rated capacity - 500kg/pair.
Plenty of strength.
• Weigh only 7kg each.
Easy to carry.
• Standard size - 2.1m long x
300mm wide overall.
• Good gradient. Safe width.
• Variations to length and width
available on request.
• Hitches onto tailgate or can be
pinned to end of deck.
So, you're investing in a simple piece
of equipment that will provide
safety and convenience, and will likely
outlast the life of several bikes!
Yours for$368 excl. GST
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Final word in work safety Role model:
for her work
By TERRY KARATAU
Health and safety manager at
Taihape's BP Connect, Lorna
Carrington, has been selected
as a finalist for the inaugural
Retail Excellence Awards, to be
held in Auckland on December
2. She is one of six finalists rep-
resenting their respective
regions in the Health and
Safety Leader of the Year
Mrs Carrington has worked
at the service station for 61G2
She has been health and
safety manager for just over a
year, ensuring the wellbeing of
staff, customers and the
The staff at BP Connect wish
Mrs Carrington all the best.
They say her job is not an easy
The company has very high
standards and procedures, so
Mrs Carrington is always on
her toes day and night -- even
when she calls in for milk, she
has her eyes peeled.
Doubly generous: The Ohingaiti Quilters
Group raffled these two quilts. All the
funds went to Breast Cancer NZ.
The Ohingaiti Quilters Group had
only intended to make one quilt but
because of the enthusiastic response,
it made and raffled two.
Members of the group chose their
own material and heart shape, then
either hand or machine stitched it to a
calico block. These were then bordered
and placed in rows, sandwiched
together and either machine or hand
quilted to become the completed
Pauline Baddeley at the Quilted
Gumboot in Tui St hung the quilts in
the window, reminding people it is
mammogram time in Taihape. The
raffle tickets were sold from the shop.
The winners were Ann Bird and
Con Vasil, both from Taihape, and the
$350 raised went to Breast Cancer
Wool wraps little ones
By JOCELYN FANNIN
Each year the Wool Company, Utiku
donates $200 worth of wool to both the
Taihape and Mangaweka Plunket
societies to be turned into garments for
young children in the area.
Mangaweka Plunket is a very active
group which includes Margaret Short,
vice-president and a member for 30
''I never had time when my own chil-
dren [four under five] were little, but
as soon as Nicola my granddaughter
was born, I became very involved,'' she
said. ''Nicola has just graduated with a
law degree and will be admitted to the
Bar at Tauranga on December 14.''
Mrs Short, along with other
members, knits and crochets the wool
into a variety of garments.
Secretary of Mangaweka Plunket,
Bridgete King, said it put together
packs for the area's Plunket families.
In summer the pack contains items
such as sun lotion, while woollen
garments are a very important part of
the winter pack.
''We try to support our young famil-
ies, mothers and children. Try to make
them feel part of the community,'' said
Mrs King, herself the mother of two
young children. All the packs have
items for safety or the development of
the children. ''It may be a ball for dev-
eloping gross motor skills or a smoke
alarm for house safety.''
Mangaweka Plunket has around 35
families and stretches from Ohingaiti
''The Wool Company likes to give
back to their community, and sees
Plunket as an integral and important
part of that community. The import-
ance of littlies wearing wool cannot be
over-emphasised,'' said manager
Margot Riach. ''In winter, it aids
health and wellbeing, while merino
helps establish good sleep patterns.''
Children speak up
Fine orators: Hunterville interschool speech
competitors. Back row: Taylor Anderson (St
Joseph's), Laura Tantrum (Mangaweka), Fergus
Munro (Mataroa), Ellen Carlyon (Hunterville) and
Molly Chaney (TAS). Front row: Georgia Ponsonby
(Moawhango), Kate Thompson (Hunterville),
Richard Simpson (St Joseph's), Lily O'Brien (St
The Hunterville Lions Club interschool speech
competition held at the end of October was won
by Kate Thompson (Hunterville). Kate and
runner-up Richard Simpson (St Joseph's), went
on to compete in the Central North Island ora-
tory competition in Hawera on November 6.
At the Hawera competition there were 46 con-
testants, split into two groups. The students had
to deliver their prepared speech and were given
an impromptu speech topic as well.
Richard did an outstanding job and came
third in his group, winning an MP3 player.
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