Flight MH17

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{Disarmed} Massive day for the bright future of Bell Block

An end to the bottlenecks at Waiwhakaiho is now in sight with the $16 million Vickers Rd project set to begin. After five years of planning, investigation, consents and tendering work, construction officially start’s today now that Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has turned the first sod. Gridlocks and congestion have been a bugbear for people for years and have raised concerns about emergency access to the northern side of the bridge. But the time of frustration was coming to an end now that construction was under way, New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young said. “For us in New Plymouth, Bell Block and Waitara it will signal the end of an era of bottlenecks and traffic jams,” he said. The project would be completed by Christmas 2015. The Vickers Road project would include two new bridges, one over the Waiwhakaiho River and one over the Te Henui Stream, as well as double lanes on both sides of the road. Bell Block will boom in 2016 and beyond!!!

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{Disarmed} Didn’t get one of these? – vote on Bell block’s MP

Didn’t get one of these? Then you’re not ready to have your say on 20th September 2014 Enrol now http://ivotenz.org.nz/

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{Disarmed} Massive Water Leak Found in Bell Block

Good news! The location of the water leak,here in Bell Block has been tracked to a scour valve and the NPDC have shut the valve off. Bell Block Residents can now use their water as usual. The NPDC wish to thank you for all your feedback over the last several hours. They have logged all the leaks reported to them and they will follow all of them up.A

scour valve is at low points in the reticulation and it enables sections of a water main to be drained for maintenance. The discharge from a scour valve is usually directed to the stormwater system.

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Winter Weather Slams into Bell Block

Winter is well and truly here with heavy rain and gales set to batter Bell Block and Taranaki today, Monday 30th June 2014. A front over the Tasman Sea is expected to move eastwards across the country, preceded by strong northerlies and heavy rain for western and northern areas, MetService said. Severe weather warnings are in place and Mt Egmont/Taranaki is expected to receive 80 to 100mm of rain in the nine hours to 3pm, with 120mm possible about the higher slopes. Peak rain intensities could reach 15 to 25mm per hour and thunderstorms were possible. People, especially trampers, were advised that rivers and streams could rise rapidly and slips were possible in vulnerable areas, MetService said. Northerly gales are also expected in Bell Block and parts of Taranaki today. Those gales could become severe, MetService said.

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Bell Block’s Shifty’s Bar and Cafe Catch Feral Thief red handed

A suspected feral burglar has been arrested after trying to sell a stolen laptop at a popular Bell Block pub. The 33-year-old man spent the night in police cells and will appear in the New Plymouth District Court on charges of receiving stolen property, Bell Block Police said. Shifty’s Bar and Cafe owner Bruce Candy said a ”suspicious” looking man came in and tried to sell the laptop to several patrons.”Mr Candy rung 111 and police arrived and arrested the man,”. Candy said a story in the Newspaper and Internet about recent Bell Block theft’s had raised his awareness of the issue. ”I had no hesitation in ringing the cops, we don’t need that type around here,” he said. Well done Bruce Candy and the team at Shifty’s Bar and Cafe. The people of Bell Block are grateful at your stand against these feral thieves.

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Bell Block’s fast growing Cherish Childcare have moved!!

Cherish Childcare have moved their office ! They are still in Bell Block and are now just around the corner from their old office at Bell Block’s Puketapu School, giving them much more room for their growing business. Their new address is 17 Maralyn Place Bell Block. Phone numbers remain the same.

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Help the Police find Chaplain Stabber

Bell Block and Taranaki Police are seeking help from the public to identify a man who entered the Taranaki Base Hospital and assaulted the hospital chaplain a couple of days ago.. The offender is described as Caucasian, between 20-25 years-old, with short dark hair and short dark stubble on his face, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, and slim to medium build. He has a distinctive tattoo by his left eye described as rays of the sun coming out in five lines. “I caution the public to not approach the man but if they see him please call 111 immediately.” He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt (zip at the front) which was baggy and reached to his mid thigh, and black track pants with white stripes down the side of the legs. He was also wearing black fingerless gloves. “This is a very unique tattoo and would be easily recognisable. We are hoping someone has seen the man fleeing or seen him exit the hospital and I strongly encourage anyone with information to contact police. “The chaplain sustained minor injuries and is in a comfortable condition. He thanks everyone for their well wishes but has requested privacy at this time,” says Sergeant Irvine. Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Plymouth Station on (06) 759 5500. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Bell Block’s Shifty’s Bar and Cafe Catch Feral Thief red handed

A suspected feral burglar has been arrested after trying to sell a stolen laptop at a popular Bell Block pub. The 33-year-old man spent the night in police cells and will appear in the New Plymouth District Court on charges of receiving stolen property, Bell Block Police said. Shifty’s Bar and Cafe owner Bruce Candy said a ”suspicious” looking man came in and tried to sell the laptop to several patrons.”Mr Candy rung 111 and police arrived and arrested the man,”. Candy said a story in the Newspaper and Internet about recent Bell Block theft’s had raised his awareness of the issue. ”I had no hesitation in ringing the cops, we don’t need that type around here,” he said. Well done Bruce Candy and the team at Shifty’s Bar and Cafe. The people of Bell Block are grateful at your stand against these feral thieves.

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Bell Block 4 Square – Has so much more to offer

Today we visited the Store Owner, Mr Sewak Singh,of Bell Block Four Square located at 11 Bell Block Court Shopping Centre. Mr Singh has lived in New Zealand for 15 years, with the last 6 years he and his family have enjoyed living in Bell Block. Most of us have grown up with a Four Square store nearby, and it is no different for us living in Bell Block.Open 7 days from 6am till 10pm they sell a wide range of Groceries,Produce,Lotto,and are also an agent for Dry Cleaning. They are also the only store in the Bell Block and Waitara areas that offer the popular Western Union Money Transfer service. To top it all off they are also our only Post Office in Bell Block, and part of the shop’s front window has all of Bell Block’s, P.O.Boxes.

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Bell Block’s Dolly’s Milk makes young girls life worth living.

A wonderful story from one of Bell Block’s Dolly’s Milk customers. Shaylin suffers from chronic eczema and has had amazing results from drinking Dolly’s Milk (read on below). They have had many customers tell them about the health benefits they have noticed since drinking Dolly’s Milk. Bell Block’s Dolly’s Milk are so glad their product is able to benefit people in such positive ways!

For the love of Shaylin

Hello every one, just a up date on Shaylin I have great news, Shaylin has been drinking Dolly’s Milk for just over a month this is the only thing we have been doing that’s different and for the past 3 weeks she’s been really good….. I mean really good, no tears when she wakes up in the morning, no sheets full of blood and skin no filling the bath (some days twice a day) to get some relief, and NO pain, no wheel chair, she’s been at school everyday for 3 weeks, been a normal child laughing, singing, running, you might not believe milk can do this but for 8 years i’v been fighting to find something that works, some things have but for only about a week then its back to pain, even if she dose go back to how she use to at less she’s had 3 weeks of knowing what other kids do on there normal day, So thank you Dollys Milk for making my little girl, be a little girl.

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Fog closes Bell Block Airport

Bell Block’s New Plymouth Airport has reopened after thick fog caused its closure this morning, thursday 26th June 2014. Airport manager Kevin Hill said early morning flights on the way to New Plymouth had been turned around and departures had been cancelled. Many passengers had chosen to drive to Auckland and Wellington, instead of waiting for the fog to lift, with other passengers being transferred to later flights.

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Chaos hit’s Bell Block Airport as light’s go out

Last night, Wednesday 25th June 2014 three flights could not land because the taxiway lights and the apron lights had malfunctioned at Bell Block’s New Plymouth Airport. Although the lights were fixed by about 10.30pm, the Auckland and Christchurch flights were cancelled, and the Wellington flight landed in Wanganui, with passengers being bused to New Plymouth. Airport manager Kevin Hill said that because the final three flights did not arrive last night the airport had no planes ready for early-morning departures today, Thursday 26th June 2014.

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Police Notice – Theft of Property from Homes in Bell Block Area

THEIVES ARE TARGETING HOMES IN OUR Bell Block COMMUNITY. Bell Block Police wish to advise that over the past two or three weeks there has been a large increase in the theft of property from homes within our community. Police believe the people responsible for this are likely to live in our community. They are asking for your help in reducing the opportunities for this group to commit crime. The scum people responsible for these thefts have been focussing on homes and buildings where it is clear that there is no one home. On most occasions they look for windows that have been left open or doors that have been left unlocked. They are likely to look for signs that confirm no one is home at the time, such as lack of lighting or lack of vehicles in driveways.You can help us all by securing your home and advising your neighbours if you are away for a period of time. If you see any suspicious behaviour, or hear any noises out of the ordinary, then please call Police on 111. If you believe you know who is responsible for these thefts you can contact our local Bell Block Community Constable Andrew Wong Too on (06) 755 9135. If you wish to leave anonymous information please contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111

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Mental State of Man Knocking on Moving Airplane Window Unknown!!

Bell Block Police are ”speaking to” a man who ran on to the tarmac at Bell Block’s New Plymouth Airport and knocked on a running aircraft’s window on Sunday 22nd June 2014. The man then fled the airport in a vehicle, before police found him. The incident occurred around 3pm and Bell Block’s, New Plymouth Airport manager Kevin Hill said he would investigate the incident today, Monday 23rd June 2014.

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Bell Block Home for Rent – Be Quick

Bell Block House for Rent……$380.00 per week….1950′s- X-Large and roomy 2 Level, 190m2—3 Bedroom…2 Double Bedrooms, 1 Single Bedroom, Separate Toilet, Separate Shower Room, Good sized bath in bathroom, Sky Dish TV on Roof, Electric Stove, Dishwasher, Gas Infinity Hot Water, Gas Fireplace and heat pump, Mains gas, not bottles. Lots of storage in the home, Dining room, Large Laundry with Ironing board, Great front deck area, freshly painted inside, Very close to shops and golf course, Off Street Parking, Automatic Garage Door, Internal access upstairs into the house from the huge downstairs garage with lots of extra storage or big workshop. Large rear porch. Clothesline…Suitable for up to 4 Tenants…………..No Pets or Smokers

MOVING IN COSTS: Bond $1520.00 Letting Fee $500.00 Rent $380.00 Total $2400.00

Open Home: Saturday 21st June 2.30pm – 3.00pm…..Open Home: Saturday 21st June 2.30pm – 3.00pm

Contact: Chris Wright, Century 21 Real Estate….0800 473 554 or Email: chris.wright@century21.co.nz

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Bell Block’s Newest Showhome about to Open

Come along this Saturday and Sunday 21st/22nd June 2014 to 1104-1118 Devon Road, Bell Block to catch the latest Showhome opening it’s doors. Opening Hours are 10am till 2pm both days. Competitive Homes Taranaki are having their grand opening of their Brand New Transportable Show home. If you pop along on Saturday make sure you get your free sausage put on by the Little Fighters Trust. Also be in to win a BBQ worth $600.00 from Bunnings. Or more info contact http://www.competitivehomestaranaki.co.nz on (06) 756 7615 or 027 515 6003.

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National Volunteer Week 2014 – Te Wiki Tūao a Motu

New Zealands National Volunteer Week (NVW) is co-ordinated annually by Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ). Celebrations and events are held across the country to recognise the invaluable contribution made by volunteers in Aotearoa. The week is New Zealand’s largest celebration of volunteering and civic participation, and will be held this year on 15 – 21 June 2014. Each year VNZ announces the theme and provides a basic resource kit to assist its member organisations with local and organisational celebrations. The theme for National Volunteer Week 2014 is: “With your contribution and my contribution the people will live.” The community and voluntary sector is a powerful social network bringing people together to develop strong communities and active citizenship. Every day volunteers contribute to New Zealand society in the arts, health care, victim support, conservation, sport, education, social services and pro-bono work. By celebrating the people involved in volunteering and the contributions they bring, we are acknowledging the efforts of a vast humming. Our favorite volunteers in Bell Block are the hard working members at The Bell Block and District Lions Club.

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Bell Block survives Friday the 13th with a Full Moon

Bell Block has sailed through Friday the 13th with a Full Moon that was stunning just before daybreak. This was such a rare event the the next time you will see a full moon in Bell Block on Friday the 13th won’t be until 2049.

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New Welcome to New Plymouth sign is erected in Bell Block

14-year-old Caleb Bond watched with pride as his winning artwork was transformed into a colourful welcome to New Plymouth billboard erected near Bell Block’s New Plymouth Airport turnoff yesterday. The billboard was part of the Sign Up for New Plymouth competition run by the New Plymouth District Council in 2013 in a bid to make the district welcome signs more vibrant and attractive. At the bottom of both signs are the words “Arrive as a guest – leave as a whanau,” brainchild of 11-year-old Matthew Jones, of Central School. The competition attracted 112 pieces of artwork from schools around the district. A second billboard was put up on Burgess Hill, displaying the artwork of a number of children from Pukekura Kindergarten.

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