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CENTRAL DISTRICT TIMES, DECEMBER 13, 2011
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?
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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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Teams find the ‘real’ Mangaweka
We did it!: Kirk Wotherspoon, Dr Steve Harcourt, and Dr Richard Spelman, of Hamilton, relax.
Just chilling: Karl Brown, Destry Harte, and Lea Vellenoweth, of Opotiki, relax after completing five
and a half hours.
Photos: JOCELYN FANNIN
By JOCELYN FANNIN
Seven teams of three from Hamil-
ton, Opotiki, Wellington and Auck-
land converged on Mangaweka
camping area for a six-hour
adventure event on Saturday,
Billed as Better than TV, organ-
iser Shane Ross, from Wellington,
decided too many people come into
areas such as Mangaweka but leave
again knowing little of the area or
He decided to organise this low-
key, low-cost Mangaweka Munter to
raise funds for the local school while
allowing participants to experience
the real Mangaweka, its finest his-
torical places and natural scenic
There were three legs to the
event, which began with a raft trip
from Mangaweka. Participants then
mountainbiked through farms,
roads and some unused rail tunnels
along the old main trunk line.
‘‘I couldn’t work out why we
needed lights when this was during
the day but we have loved it,’’ said
competitor Destry Harte.
‘‘Following the old railway line
and the tunnels was great.
‘‘Rafting was different and we
have enjoyed the local people who
have interacted with us.’’
Teams were made aware that all
roads and tracks – sealed, unsealed
or metal – are open to the public, so
participants could not assume they
had sole use.
‘‘This is a six-hour adventure
race,’’ said Mr Ross.
‘‘It is not worth getting killed for.’’
The third section, the Urban
Rogaine, saw participants finding
the answers to 25 questions, which
took them throughout the Manga-
weka urban area.
thoroughly enjoyed our Mangaweka
experience,’’ said Kirk Wotherspoon.
To complete the day, parents from
Mangaweka School supplied a
barbecue. Other activities were
scheduled for the Sunday morning,
before participants headed home.
Mr Ross thanked Tricia and Paul
Eames, who supplied rafts and
guides, as well as local landowners,
who allowed private land to be
traversed. Next year, Mr Ross hopes
to organise a 24-hour event plus an
event for children.
Magnificent performance: The choir, soloists and orchestra. PHOTO: JOCELYN FANNIN
A gathering of greats
By JOCELYN FANNIN
St Mary’s church Taihape was filled
to capacity on Sunday, December 4.
The Schola Sacra
Whanganui, Taihape’s Arcadian
Singers, accompanied by Bravo Quar-
tet Wellington and the Whanganui
Chamber Orchestra under conductor
Roy Tankersley presented the well-
loved Handel’s Messiah.
Four soloists, all experienced
singers, added extra depth. Jayne
Tankersley, soprano; John Beag-
lehole, tenor; Dean Sky-Lucas, coun-
ter tenor and Chalium Poppy, bass.
Such strong voices are not often
heard in Taihape.
The quartet and chamber orchestra
combining violin, viola, double bass,
oboe, cello, trumpet and bassoon
added dimension to a flawless presen-
tation by the choristers. Each note
was strong and true. The words easily
heard adding to appreciation of a
special performance. Many of these
works are now often heard adding to
the appreciation of the very many
hours of dedicated work which goes
into a performance of this kind. At a
performance in 1743 King George II
stood for the Hallelujah chorus so
that ever since the audience stands to
appreciate this great, well-loved
music. Two trumpets accompanied
The Trumpet Shall Sound.
The Messiah is a selection of scrip-
tural texts. It avoids all narrative and
is the best known choral work of all
time. In the 18th century enthusiastic
supporters began promoting perfor-
mances so much that by the
centenary of Handel’s death in 1859,
Messiah was performed by 2765
singers and an orchestra of 600
A special addition to the Taihape
presentation was not only the won-
derful combined voices but Roy
Tankersley playing his harpsichord,
an instrument of the time with its
own special sound.
After such performances the choirs
were accorded a well-deserved stand-
ing ovation at both Whanganui and
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