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Hunterville School's new head girl
Anna Lambert and head boy Mit-
chell Smith, pictured, are
enjoying helping research the
school's history for its125th School
Reunion at Easter.
Anna said each class is doing a
different era. Hers is researching
the years 1930 to 1940.
Mitchell, who is right in to
cricket, hockey and rugby said he
is enjoying the work at school. He
will go to Feilding High next year
while Anna is off to Nga Tawa.
The pair were selected for their
roles from a pool of 27 year 8
They both started primary
school in Hunterville.
Firm fined after worker hurt
Winstone Pulp International Lim-
ited -- owner of the pulp mill at
Tangiwai -- was fined a total of
$37,000 and ordered to pay $8,100
reparation after an employee
suffered serious injuries when he
fell 3.5 metres into a service pit at a
forestry site in February last year.
The Palmerston North District
Court heard that the employee was
a kiln operator who was responsible
for cleaning and maintenance.
The employee fell and fractured
and dislocated his left foot.
Labour Department Palmerston
North acting manager David
Hulston said the cleaning system
that was connected to the kiln had
become blocked with ash.
The employee climbed the metal
frame of the cleaning system to find
out what was causing the blockage.
Mr Hulston said: ''Hot ash spewed
out when he opened the hatch and
as a result he could not close it
''As he attempted to climb down
the frame he fell 3.5 metres into the
uncovered service pit. Our investi-
gation found that there were no
measures in place to protect the
employee from the hazard of a fall
from height and hot ash.
''This is simply unaccept-
''While Winstone Pulp has
since improved its practices
for managing blockages in the
cleaning system, the depart-
ment will not tolerate unac-
ceptable hazard management
''This employee has suffered
serious injuries as a result of
an accident which could have
been avoided entirely if the
right processes and proce-
dures had been in place.''
A big welcome
Welcome: New Taihape residents Ewan and Mary Robertson.
It was the desire to change their
lifestyle that enticed Ewan and Mary
Robertson to move 12000 miles from a
town on the South West coast of
Scotland called Irvine and base them-
selves in rural New Zealand, Taihape.
What got the ball rolling was a skype
interview over the internet with
Gemma Kennedy from Taihape
This resulted in Mrs Robertson
being employed as an Advanced Pri-
mary Health Nurse Practitioner,
bringing with her more than 30 years
of experience as a nurse and midwife.
Mary will continue her studies in
New Zealand to achieve her full clini-
cal Masters in Advanced Nursing Prac-
tice which she had started in Scotland.
She likes to relax by exercising,
walking and Zumba; she also enjoys
music, reading and knitting. Mary
firmly believes that you can learn
something new every day.
Ewan, however has more than 30
years' experience in management as a
trainer and qualified assessor/verifier
for qualifications in retail, customer
service, business administration and
He is a qualified health and safety
practitioner and a keen, lifelong learn-
ing guru. His area of expertise are
working with young people to help
them to secure employment either
through training and /or qualifications.
In his previous post he ran a govern-
ment programme for refugee people
who had settled in Scotland, sourcing
ESOL courses, employment trials,
work-related courses like health and
safety, first aid, computer literacy and
If you see them passing by, or they
pop into your store/outlet, please have
a chat or simply wave.
They are here to stay and are set-
tling in well here in Taihape and find
the local people are very friendly and
Contact Ewan on 022 0700 740 and
invite them to your next event.
Majority of country
all ready to
go with digital TV
New Zealand will start going digital in
seven months and 83 per cent of
households are ready for it, an increase
of four percent compared to the pre-
The transition from analogue to digi-
tal television begins on September 30
when Hawke's Bay and the West Coast
of the South Island go digital.
The rest of the country will follow in
stages over 2013.
The Upper North Island will be the
last to make the switch on November
The West Coast and the Waikato
region have the highest proportion of
households currently watching digital
television at 92 per cent while in
Manawatu and Whanganui the conver-
sion rate is 77 per cent.
''Television is a leading leisure
activity in many New Zealand
''It's great that so many Kiwis have
already gone digital and are enjoying
more channels and better picture qual-
ity,'' said Going Digital national man-
ager Greg Harford.
The figures are taken from the Digi-
tal Tracker survey undertaken on
behalf of Going Digital by Colmar
Brunton and tracks results from
November 2011 to January 2012.
The figures also show that of those
homes that are yet to go digital 19 per
cent say they are very likely to do so in
the next six months.
Mr Harford says the figures are also
a call to action for those households not
yet watching digital television because
as each region goes digital, those
households that don't make the switch
will be unable to watch any television.
Results from the Digital Tracker
Survey show that 39 per cent of
households that have already switched
to digital television have a second tele-
vision which has not gone digital.
Mr Harford says it is also important
to remember that all televisions, video
and DVD recorders will need to go digi-
tal if they are to continue receiving and
''If recording is important in your
household you might want to consider
a new personal video recorder such as
MyFreeview or MySky,'' said Mr
For more information see
goingdigital.co.nz or call 0800 838 800.
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