Bell Block Rugby Fans were brought back down to earth on Thursday evening 8th October 2015 with the Port Taranaki Bulls 6 game winning streak coming to an abrupt end after being thumped by close to 20 points 35-17 by the High Flying Tasman Mako Sharks. Played at the impressive Yarrow Stadium, in front of a large crowd who were greatly entertained again by more of the action off the field than on it, as has been the case at most home games this season. The deserved win for the visitors stopped their surprise run of form of 3 losses and sends the Port Taranaki Bulls back down the Canterbury for one of the semi-finals. Two wins over Canterbury in the same season is required to get to the NPC 2015 Final. Yeah right, time for a Tui. Tasman 35 (Quentin MacDonald, Liam Squire, Vernon Fredericks, Kieron Fonotia tries; Trent Renata con, 2 pen, David Havili 2 con, pen) Taranaki 17 (Jackson Ormond, Berny Hall tries; Codey Rei con, Charlie Ngatai pen, Liam McBride con). HT: 3-7
The 2015 Winner of the annual Santa’s Choice Christmas Trees $1 per Christmas tree sold donation has been announced. It is the Inglewood Based Little Fighters Trust. Prior recipients over the past 4 years of the very kind donation were North Taranaki SPCA, Cycle For A Smile, Byrons journey, and in 2014 Kahikatea Kindergarten. Santa’s Choice Christmas Trees are based on Egmont Road, Bell Block and produce high quality Christmas Trees.
The day has arrived…..like no other. Tuesday 6th October 2015 sees the first ever rubbish collection in Bell Block under the new system that has been proven to be very successful throughout New Zealand. Today is the blue collection day on the calendars given out when the green bins were delivered. However on the New Plymouth District Council App it shows up as a green bin day for collection. Red bags can go out any collection day. People we spoke to last night and this morning were trying their luck by putting out all 3….Red Bags, Blue Bin and the green bin.
Bell Block Petrol Heads were given a treat on Sunday 4th October 2015 as 34 souped-up cars sprinted around some of the streets of Bell Block. Held by the Taranaki Car Club in overcast conditions with a healthy amount of spectators enjoying the show put on by these souped-up cars. The photo shows Paul Jury in his head turning Lamborghini Gallarado: Photo Credit to: Glenn Jeffrey Photography
Bell Block Petrol Heads were given a treat on Sunday 4th October 2015 as 34 souped-up cars sprinted around some of the streets of Bell Block. Held by the Taranaki Car Club in overcast conditions with a healthy amount of spectators enjoying the show put on by these souped-up cars. The photo shows Jason Sole in his Ford Capri: Photo Credit to: Glenn Jeffrey Photography
Mum, dad and the kids don’t miss ONESIE NIGHT at the rugby this coming Thursday night, 08th October 2015 at the Bull Pen, Yarrow Stadium, as the Port Taranaki Bulls host the Tasman Makos. Adult + Child tickets to the Hotter Engineering Family Zone from just $16! Buy now – http://goo.gl/jLV0AU
The Port Taranaki Bulls pushed on in their quest for a home Premiership semifinal after their sixth win in a row, after thumping the woeful Manawatu Turbo’s 44-10 on Saturday 3rd October 2015. It was smiles all around for Coach Colin Cooper who had never won a game at Arena Manawatu, with the Taranaki Bulls Posting their first win there for at least 5 years. Taranaki 44 (Jackson Ormond, Kurt Baker, Toa Halafihi, Charlie Ngatai, Blade Thomson, tries; Codey Rei 5 con, pen; Liam McBride 2 pen) Manawatu 10 (Callum Gibbins, try; Otere Black pen, con) HT: 24-3.
Bell Block Rugby fans are in dreamland with the Port Taranaki Bulls winning their last 6 games in a row. OK, 5 of the games were against very,very poor sides, however one of the games was a record smashing win away to Canterbury last week. Canterbury ran out of steam after playing 3 games in 10 days. This weeks game is against the early pace setters of this year NPC season…Tasman Mako Sharks. Their run into this game, which is also a re-run of the 2014 NPC Season Final, shows Tasman having lost their last 3 games. So Can the Port Taranaki Bulls go 7 games in a row unbeaten, which would plunge the Tasman Mako Sharks into 4 straight losses……Humm, Rugby is a strange game at times.
Just when we all thought nothing further could shock Bell Block Rugby Fans after the shock results coming out of the 2015 Rugby World Cup The Port Taranaki Bulls got their tactics spot on against competition leaders Canterbury in Sunday’s 27th September 2015 national provincial championship match in Christchurch. Faced with trying to snatch Taranaki’s first win in Christchurch since 1962, and first ever since the NPC began, the Port Taranaki Bulls played their best match of season to break the duck with a 24-21 win. Their effort was even more shocking given the fact they were missing the likes of James Marshall, James Broadhurst, Jamison Gibson-Park and Marty McKenzie Taranaki were also not helped by the late withdrawal of captain Charlie Ngatai who failed to get over the concussion he suffered after being the victim of foul play last week against Waikato. TARANAKI 24 (Berny Hall, Kurt Baker, Blade Thomson tries; Codey Rei 3 con, pen) CANTERBURY 21 (Johnny McNicholl, Marshall Suckling tries; Tom Taylor con, 3 pen). High Time: 17-13.
Bell Block Residents are reminded to put their clocks forward 1 hour on Sunday 27th September 2015 at 2am for Daylight Savings. Many people would be pleased to see this start 4 weeks later, which would give us all another 4 extra weeks of great weather at the end of Daylight Savings in 2016.
With the massive winds that hit Bell Block on Sunday 20th September 2015 and Monday 21st September 2015 Bell Block’s, New Plymouth Golf Club Course has been Covered by wind blown Debris. A club members working bee has been called for Thursday 24th September starting at 8am to clear the course from all the wind blown debris.. Please bring a rake and gloves.
The long awaited 52 Red Rubbish Bags have been delivered to Bell Block homes today, Tuesday 22nd September 2015. Keep an eye out for them as the cost around $3.60 each = $188.00 approx. The scandal ridden New Plymouth District Council red bag service starts from the 1st October 2015.
World Car FREE Day is on Tuesday, 22nd September 2015! To make it even easier to be car free especially if walking and riding isn’t your thing you can jump on the bus – it will be free all day! Once again the Taranaki Regional Council is providing free travel for the day on the New Plymouth/Bell Block Citylink urban buses (routes 1-9, 20 and 40) and the Connector (Hawera to NP) bus. Leave the car at home, hop on a bus to work, visit friends or just going shopping…. it’s fun, easy and it’s free!
All flights in and out of Bell Block’s New Plymouth airport were cancelled from 3pm Sunday afternoon 20th September 2015 onwards due to very high winds. Just under 10 Flights from/to Christchurch,Auckland and Wellington were affected.
With Planes not being were they should be for Monday Morning Flights there are expected delays till at least 12 noon on Monday 21st September 2015.
So there are 5 poorer teams than the Port Taranaki Bulls in this seasons 2015 ITM Cup. With an away win at Manawatu assured in a few weeks time being Taranaki’s 5th and final win of this season. Taranaki’s other 2 games this season are away to Canterbury and at home to the High Flying Tasman Mako’s, both games are expected to be heavy defeats for the Port Taranaki Bulls. It’s been 15 long years since Taranaki beat Waikato in New Plymouth and it wasn’t until the 30th minute until Taranaki could rise above their sub-standard play that has blighted their 2015 season. Somehow Taranaki led 20-0 at half time over the Waikato Mooloo’s to reward the big crowd of 7500 fans at Yarrow Stadium. The win meant Taranaki retained the Ryan Wheeler Memorial Trophy for another season, with The Taranaki Rugby Union doing a fine job in attracting large crowds with lot’s of off the field entertainment.
Taranaki 41 (Charlie Ngatai, Seta Tamanivalu, Angus Ta’avao, Sean Wainui, Hika Elliot tries; Codey Rei 4 con, 2 pen, Marty McKenzie con) Waikato 0.
Great work from some of the team members from the Bell Block Warehouse picking up rubbish at Bell Block beach on Saturday 19th September 2015. A job well done and we are sure they are glad they didn’t pick Sunday to do the clean up.
From Monday 21st September 2015 The delivery in Bell Block of branded red rubbish bags for New Plymouth District’s new kerbside collection service will begin.
The new rubbish and recycling collection service starts on Thursday 1 October 2015.Nearly all households in the collection area will receive 52 rubbish bags. The only exception is Inglewood residences which, as a result of a shipping delay, will receive 26 bags now and the second 26 by the end of October. For More information go to: http://www.newplymouthnz.com/CouncilDocuments/NewsReleases/RedRubbishBagDeliveryStartsOnMonday.htm
The 3 Time convicted Drunk Driver Kylee Denise Wallace Aged 38 has pleaded Guilty of killing Wiremu Vincent Thompson of Bell Block on State Highway 3 near Big Jim’s Garden Centre as he and a friend walked home from a party in Waitara in February 2014. Wallace recently admitted the charge at the New Plymouth District Court and was remanded in Jail for sentencing on October 2015.
An i-phone has been found today, Tuesday 15th September 2015, outside the front doors of The Bell Block 4-Square Supermarket, opposite the Warehouse in Bell Block. If it is yours call in and make yourself known to a staff member at the popular Bell Block 4-Square Supermarket and answer a few questions and you will be re-united with your lost i-phone.
Bell Block Rugby Fans, treat your kids this week with the…..Kids Eat Free this Friday, 18th September 2015! Get along to Yarrow Stadium at 7:35pm as the Port Taranaki Bulls take on the Waikato Mooloos..Kids under 16 years eat free* | Tickets from just $5 | Prizes for the best super hero costumes | Visit the link here for tickets – http://goo.gl/hH30oY | *Terms and conditions apply. What a great job the Taranaki Rugby Football Union are doing off the field this season, along with the great hosts Yarrow Stadium.