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Brothers display speed at motocross
Fast toy: Hayden Smith with his Kawasaki KX65 motocross bike.
Steely confidence: Corey Smith with his trail bike, a Honda CRF 70.
By TERRY KARATAU
The Smith brothers, 10-year-old
Hayden and 8-year-old Corey have
had a successful motocross season.
Hayden won the Manawatu Orion
Motorcycle Club championship a
couple of weeks ago. Other notable
wins are the credible 14th at the
Motocross Mini New Zealand
Champs held near Reefton on
November 12 and 13, and his sixth
in Taupo in October.
Corey also won his class at Mana-
watu Orion Motorcycle Club
champs. Both boys ride with the
Taumarunui Motorcycle Club as
well as Taupo and Manawatu. They
race at the clubs during a five-
month period. For the first time,
Corey and Hayden will race in their
classes, among the big boys, in
Woodville in January.
TAIHAPE BRIDGE CLUB
Christmas Party results: North/
South 1st Susan Marshall and John
Platts 63.39 per cent; 2nd Allan
Thomas and Rita Batley 58.04 per
cent; 3rd Anne Plimmer and Viv
Mickleson 54.91 per cent. East/West
1st J Bellamore and Janet
Greenhough 62.50 per cent; 2nd
Janenne Oates and Vicky Devane
60.50 per cent; 3rd Frances Hullis
and Lynette Collier 58.48 per cent.
Prize Giving Results 2011: Clark
Cup, Janenne Oates. Handicap Tro-
phy, Cate McCartin and Michael
Anderson. Kingham Cup, Susan
Marshall and Janenne Oates. Arm-
strong Trophy, Janenne Oates.
Wham Cup, Peter Batley. Edd-
iweera Cup, Susan Marshall and
Janenne Oates. On Handicap,
Judith Hintz and Lesley Keuning.
Kelly/Oates Cup, Janenne Oates
and Dawn Wood. Holmes Tray,
Mike Cottrell. Cranston Trophy,
Here to serve you
A project dubbed Taihape Con-
nection has been established to
develop an efficient model for
social service delivery to
improve services to families in
Taihape and districts.
The project was developed
following the Taranaki/
Response Forum held in Tai-
hape. Working together on the
project are Ruapehu REAP,
Taihape Community Develop-
ment Trust (TCDT), Taihape
Older and Bolder, Rangitikei
District Council, Taihape
Youth Centre and Heartland
The steering group will also
look further at the viability of a
rural scheme to address the
needs of those living in isolated
farms and hamlets.
The first task of the steering
group is to map all social
services that operate in Tai-
hape and districts, such as
services from government
agencies and community
The group will also contract
a researcher to survey service
users (and non-users) to ident-
ify barriers and gaps in local
service provision. Service
providers will also be contacted
for their input.
For this, the TCDT, as lead
agency and fund manager, has
received funding from the
Quality Services and Inno-
vation Fund at the Ministry of
Focus groups with users and
providers will then be held to
identify the most appropriate
type of social services model for
A final report will be submit-
ted to the Ministry of Social
Development by June 30, 2012
with the preferred option to
best meet the needs of Taihape
and district residents.
Tai-Happy Hour discussed
By TERRY KARATAU
The fall-off in attendance at the
monthly Tai-Happy Hour get-
togethers was a subject for discussion
at this month’s meeting hosted by
Buzz Clarke at Taihape’s Swim Cen-
Mrs Clarke spoke about the develop-
ment of the pool complex since it was
built in the 1930s and highlighted a
range of services provided by the
Swim Centre staff. Elizabeth Mort-
land reminded businesses about
ordering Christmas bunting; a dis-
cussion followed about the timing of
the Tai-Happy Hour forums.
Tai-Happy Hour was initiated by
the Central District Times in May and
numbers have been falling each
month. This first Thursday of the
month get-together is an attempt to
enable business owners to network in
a relaxed way and raise issues of con-
cern. It also gives hosts an opportunity
to showcase their business.
There were eight people at the
December forum and 13 apologies.
This raised questions about timing.
Should Tai-Happy Hour be held at a
different time? Should it be held three
monthly or bi-monthly rather than
monthly? The next Tai-Happy Hour
will be hosted by Mangaweka Adven-
ture Company at Mangaweka from
5.15pm till 6.15pm on February 2.
Transport is available – contact TCDT
06 388 1307.
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