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9 Bruce Street, Hunterville
Phone/Fax 06 322 8279
BUSH ROSES $15 - $18
STANDARD ROSES $23
JELLY KING CRAB APPLES
THAT'S WHY WE ARE
Not just a bookshop
Fancy dress hire
Phone 06 387 6823 or
06 387 6909
Threads Op Shop
& Early Learning Centre
Intellectually stimulating and
emotionally supportive environment.
Fully chartered - fully licensed.
Open 101/2 hours per day - times to suit.
Babies and children with special needs catered for.
Phone: Betty or Sarah, 388-1285
or call 27 Huia Street, Taihape
opposite Taihape Area School
of FLIES, FLEAS, SPIDERS, WASPS etc
PEST CONTROL & CARPET CLEANING SERVICES
• Certiﬁcate in Urban Pest Management
• Approved Handler
Mobile: 021 632-922
Phone: 06 388-0817
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Fun in the sun for tour
Picture perfect: Bev Andrews, Nickie Andrews and Mary McNaught.
Day trippers: Jacqui Brabyn, Priscilla Hurley, Do Duncan
and Juliet Hurley.
Time out: Mary Lourie, Judy Bommor and Penny Dean.
At the Hunterville School Country Kitchen Tour, more than 1000 people bought
tickets to visit homes throughout the Hunterville and surrounding areas. Sue
Wilson snapped some of the ladies enjoying the day.
Strong opinion: Tariana Turia, Maori
Party co-leader, MP for Te Tai Hauauru
Tariana Turia has spoken out
strongly about the need to bring for-
ward the changes that were made to
the name suppression rules to be
brought into law.
''Recently we have had the ludi-
crous situation of two individuals
involved in cases of child assault; one
protected and the other exposed to
''The Criminal Procedures legis-
lation, which we helped to pass into
law in October this year, included a
very important change to name sup-
pression laws, which explicitly stated,
'the fact that a defendant is well
known does not, of itself, mean that
publication of his or her name will
result in extreme hardship'.
''It makes a mockery of the justice
system, when the identity of a
13-year-old child is released into the
public arena, despite her mother
seeking name suppression, while a
former All Black is allowed to keep
his name secret.
''Last week in another courtroom,
another former All Black was also
granted name suppression in con-
nection with a case of assault.
''Let me be clear -- I don't condone
violence of any sort whatsoever.
''But I have to ask, in whose inter-
ests is name suppression being
The impact of adverse public inter-
est was not considered consequential
in the case of this teenager or her
mother, while for former All Black
players there appeared to be another
set of standards at play, she said.
''The Maori Party believes justice
must be seen to be fair, to be trans-
parent, and to be even in its appli-
cation of the law.
''As Simon Power said, at the intro-
duction of the Criminal Procedure
legislation, 'Being famous is not a
good enough reason to be granted
''As a community, we have to ask
ourselves, does it really matter if a
person is a celebrity or the next-door
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Courthouse quake risk
The Taihape District Court is one of the country's courthouses identified as not
meeting the earthquake standards. Six courts were abruptly shut last week when
it was discovered they did not meet the required standards and were at risk.
Taihape's courthouse only meets 12 per cent of the building standard, which is
below the current minimum, but as it is made of timber, it is deemed to be at low
risk of falling apart in a quake. Strengthening work for the building has been
estimated at about $50,000.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Regrettably, I report the demise of
our Taihape Tramping Club. For
almost 30 years local enthusiasts
have traversed the hills and sub-
alpine regions of both the North and
Our failure to recruit younger
members suggests that the fragrance
and inhabitants of our bush,
combined with the exceptional views
from remote summit ridges, have lost
So too, our sense of adventure and
personal rewards of achieving
A recent special meeting confirmed
our club's collapse with accumulated
finances and equipment being
donated to Taihape St John
Ambulance, Taihape Search and
Rescue and the museum along with
In the local context the opportunity
for experience, safe, practical field
skills to be gifted to another
generation has been left in jeopardy.
Perhaps one day someone will
rediscover the pleasure and
satisfaction in exploring the natural
world at our doorstep with like-
Meanwhile, I have valued
memories from many campsites.
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