SCOOTERLICIOUS – The Largest Kick Scooter Parade

Join in as they attempt to create a Guinness World Record! They need at least 300 folk on scooters to create a Guinness World Record. Either meet them at Te Rewa Rewa Bridge at 10.00am on Saturday 8th December 2013 or jump on one of the free buses from East End Surf Club leaving from 9.30am. At 10.30 the Scooter Parade will leave Te Rewa Rewa Bridge and travel 3.2km to East End Reserve. You must scoot the full distance to count towards the record attempt. Join them for a celebration at East End Skate Park afterwards: MADD Gear Pro giveaways up for grabs + MADD Gear Pro riders pulling some crazy tricks + just plain mad fun! Close toe shoes and helmets please.

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Name a Community Hero for Citizens’ Awards

Do you have a friend, neighbour or work colleague who deserves to be recognised for their efforts in the community? Nominations have opened for the New Plymouth District Citizens Awards 2014 – and we want to hear about anyone who has made a significant contribution to the community or local residents. “That contribution could be a one-off exceptional action or something that has been done over a long period of time – the quiet workers in the background who usually don’t get any glory but are crucial for organisations and community services,” says Mayor Andrew Judd. “These awards are the chance to give these people the credit they deserve.” Nomination forms are online at, and also at district and Bell Block libraries and the Civic Centre. Nominations close on 15 May next year 2014, but Mayor Andrew urges people to not wait until the last minute to send in a form. “If you know someone who should be recognised for their efforts, send their name in now so that they can be considered,” he says. Up to 12 Citizens Awards will be presented by the Council.

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Bell Block’s Puketapu Kindergarten – Garage Sale

Bell Block’s Puketapu Kindergarten is about to have a Garage Sale at the kindergarten, at Dillon Drive Bell Block, on Saturday 23rd November 2013. Starts at (8.00am) and they need your help. Bring your donated goods to the kindergarten from Monday the 18th November or for further information you can contact Jodie on (06) 755 2302. Come and find a bargain on Saturday 23rd November and support one of your local Bell Block Kindergarten’s.

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Headline Salon’s Fun Night is on Tonight

Headline Salon, Parklands Shopping Centre, Bell Block…….Dont forget about their *V.I.P LADIES NIGHT* tonight!!, Monday 18th November 2013. They still have tickets available just come down from 5:30pm with $10 for your ticket & go in the draw to win some nice prizes, & enjoy a lovely night with the ladies from Curves, Timeless beauty on dillon & Le reve, as well as their GHD rep giving everyone some tips on styling hair short, medium & long, also they will be demonstrating how to use their products on your own hair, and last but not least there will wine and nibbles to top the night off!

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Big Brothers – Big Sisters – Needed in Bell Block

BBBS Taranaki are looking for some Bell Block based mentors to make a difference for Bell Block kids. This can be either community based which is either after school or the weekends or they have a school based programme which is for one hour once a week during school time. If you think you would like to be a mentor or have some questions please ring Nic on (06) 769 5459. All mentors are fully trained and given ongoing support……..

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Taranaki

E-mail enquiries: taranaki -at-

Phone contact: (06) 759 8854

Contact Person: Programme Manager Snr Constable Paul Lampe

Postal Address: BBBS Taranaki, PO Box 344 New Plymouth 4340

Street Address: Level 4, Atkinson Building, Devon Street West, New Plymouth 4340

Sponsor: AWE (Australian Worldwide Exploration)

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$10.6 million won in the latest Lotto Powerball draw

A ticket purchased in Flat Bush in Auckland has won $10.6 million in the latest Lotto Powerball draw on Saturday 16 November 2013. The winning ticket was sold at Botany Junction Four Square, the New Zealand Lotteries Commission says. The prize was made up of $10.18m from the Powerball first division and $500,000 from the Lotto first division.A Lotto player in Wellington is also celebrating after winning a $500,000 share of first division. The winning ticket was sold on September, a player from Auckland took home more than $33m in a must-be-won Powerball draw.

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Two people win Lotto

DRAW No. 1380

DRAW date:

16 Nov 2013







05 Bonus

04 Powerball

04 Strike




This week’s Winning Wheel serial number(s) 998-56870408-20xx from Hastings

Winning Numbers Bonus Ball Prize No. of Winners
Division 1 6 - $500,000 2
Division 2 5 Yes $10,466 27
Division 3 5 - $554 530
Division 4 4 Yes $46 1527
Division 5 4 - $28 21796
Division 6 3 Yes $20 29645
Total Lotto Prizes: $2,849,632

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Raw Milk – now for Sale in Bell Block

Dolly’s Milk, “Straight from the teat” Raw Milk is now on Sale in Bell Block. Non Pasteurized and Non Homogenised.Self Service Vending Machine (cash only). You can purchase good old fashioned glass bottles or bring your own container.
Rigorous Testing….Open 24 Hours, 7 Days per week. 209 Manutahi Road, Bell Block. PH: 027 4277 095

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Antiques Roadshow in Bell Block Today

Antique Buyers are at Bell Blocks Fred Tucker Hall at 132 Parklands Avenue this morning, Friday 15 November 2013, from 9am – 11am. They can make on the spot cash offers. No commission or waiting. Downsizing, moving, selling your collection, family not interested? Deal with the experts!! Goldco Antique Buyers….email:…Ph: 0800 105 228

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Dead Couple removed from Mt Egmont/Taranaki

The family of climbers Nicole Sutton and Hiroki Ogawa saw marriage in their future. Instead, today, the couple’s bodies have been airlifted off Mt Egmont/Taranaki. A break in the weather allowed a recovery operation to begin at 6.50am today, Tuesday 29/10/2013. Air Force personnel dropped Alpine Cliff Rescue team members on the mountain this morning. They winched Ogawa and Sutton off the mountain and returned to New Plymouth. The recovery took just over an hour.

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Police credit tactics for low holiday toll

There were no serious crashes on Bell Block roads and just one person died on New Zealand roads over the long weekend, making it potentially the lowest Labour Weekend road toll on record. The road toll period finished at 6am today, Tuesdat 29/10/2013 at which point police communications centres in the North and South islands said they were just aware of one fatal crash.However, one woman was yesterday in Wellington Hospital’s intensive care unit after a crash, and there were plenty of other injuries around the country. The previous low since records began was two, recorded in 1977. This weekend’s toll came after a 16-year-old boy died after the car he was in hit a tree near Katikati in Bay of Plenty early yesterday, Monday 28/10/2013.

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Now…2 Dead on Mt Egmont/Taranaki

The two climbers who died in a snow cave on Mt Taranaki were independent and did their own thing.Nicole Sutton, 29 and Hiroki Ogawa, 31, died after spending two nights in the snow cave, after bad weather hindered the rescue effort. Ogawa was dead when rescuers reached him about 7.30am Monday 28th October 2013. Sutton was conscious and spoke with rescuers when they first arrived. The rescue team provided medical assistance, for several hours however, Sutton became unconscious and later died. At a press conference this afternoon Nicole’s parents Keith and Anna Sutton said they expected the couple would get married. The couple met two years ago, Mr Sutton said. A photo of Nicole Sutton, 29 and Hiroki Ogawa, 31, is below of them climbing on Mt Egmont/Taranaki.

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Summer is Coming

The outdoor pools at the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre are open!…….Summer must be coming

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Man found dead on Mt Egmont/Taranaki

BREAKING NEWS: A man has died after spending two nights in a snow cave on Mt Egmont/Taranaki. Taranaki area commander Police inspector Blair Telford said a 31-year-old Japanese man had been found dead when searchers reached the missing climbers at 7:30am. The search was now a rescue and recovery operation and the focus was on getting the 29-year-old woman off the mountain safely, he said. The weather is still hampering rescuers and helicopters are unable to fly. Police Senior Sergeant Thomas McIntyre said the weather forecast was good and conditions up the mountain are clearer than yesterday. “They can actually stand up now so that’s really positive.” A group of rescuers had to turn back at 4am this morning but a second group had reached the pair at 7:30am.

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Pair trapped on Mt Egmont/Taranaki for a second night

Rescuers are hoping to reach two climbers stranded on Mt Egmont/Taranaki for two nights in near freezing temperatures.The two Auckland Alpine Club members – a 29-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man – got stuck on the mountain about 10pm on Saturday 26/10/2013 and rescuers were unable to reach them on Sunday 27/10/2013. A crew is expected to make another effort this morning, Monday 28/10/2013. The pair have dug a snow cave near the 2518-metre summit and were able to send a text message on Sunday afternoon. A 65-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman, who were also with the climbing group, were able to walk off the mountain on Sunday. However, efforts to rescue the trapped pair have been hampered by poor weather.

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Climbers Stuck on Mt Egmont/Taranaki

Bad weather is hampering a search for two climbers stranded in a snow cave on Mt Egmont/Taranaki. A search and rescue effort was launched about 10pm on Saturday 26th October 2013 after two men and two women aged between 29 and 65 did not return from a summit attempt. Taranaki Police Inspector Blair Telford has said that a 65-year-old man and 38-year-old woman managed to reach the North Egmont Visitor Centre at 11am on Sunday 27th October 2013 where they were treated for mild hypothermia and cuts and bruises. A man and a woman, aged 31 and 29, are holed up in a snow cave. “They are very experienced and well equipped,” he said. “We’ve been using a number of resources, including the air force, but helicopter use is limited at the moment.” Rescue teams on the ground are looking for the pair based on a last known location. They are part of a group visiting the region and one person is from overseas. Mr Telford says conditions on the mountain are “filthy”. “We are hoping there is a window Sunday evening,” he said.

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Police Alert….Work Scam….as seen on Fair Go

Bell Block Police wish to advise that the group known as the “Bitumen Bandits” have returned to New Zealand in the last week. Back in April 2013 this group were carrying out various work in New Zealand including roof restoration, painting, tree felling and most commonly sealing and paving of driveways. The work was of extremely poor quality and a large number of the driveways started to disintegrate a few days after completion of the work. The group is made up of at least three men Albert ORCHARD, Joe ORCHARD, and Mark HAWKEN. They also use a number of aliases with one of them being Albert CALLADINE. They may also be trading under the name of Will Pave Ltd. Please be aware that the standard of workmanship, and value for money is at best dubious. If you are dealing with these persons BE AWARE.

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Watch out for heavy rain and wind

Bell Block and Taranaki could be in for a battering with a wind watch in place for the region. Mt Egmont/Taranaki is expected to be hit by heavy rain peaking at about 15 to 20mm an hour over night, Tuesday 15th October, and It should ease by 6am tomorrow morning. The Taranaki Regional Council said there may be localised surface flooding in some areas. The rivers draining the mountain will rise and there maybe moderate flooding within river systems. There is also a heavy rain watch for the eastern hills.

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Santa’s Choice Christmas Shop is now Open

Taranaki’s iconic Christmas Shop, Santa’s Choice. At Santa’s Choice they offer; a Christmas Wonderland experience, ideas to help you create that special Christmas year after year and friendly staff with over 30 years’ experience. They sell; an extensive range of traditional and contemporary Christmas decorations, collectables, nativity scenes, gifts, indoor/outdoor lighting, artificial trees, stationary, stockings, garlands and centre pieces, plus so much more! They invite you to visit and explore their unique and beautiful shop. They are also open for a limited Mid-Winter season and at other times by appointment) OPEN for the Christmas Season “DAILY” from 12th October 2013 from 9am till 5pm. Extended hours from late November 2013, They are also open for a limited Mid-Winter season and at other times by appointment)

P (06) 755 1934
A 63 Egmont Road, New Plymouth (2 minutes from Palmers Garden Centre)

Contact them by email or phone anytime to buy online. They ship nationwide.

Santa's Choice

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Lotto Results……One Winner scoops 1 Million

Draw No: 1375Draw Date: 12th October 2013
Winning Numbers: 06-08-30-32-37-39 ,Bonus 16, Powerball 02,

Winning Numbers Bonus Ball Prize No. of Winners
Division 1 6 - $1,000,000 1
Division 2 5 Yes $23,714 11
Division 3 5 - $861 315
Division 4 4 Yes $66 985
Division 5 4 - $37 15049
Division 6 3 Yes $25 21342
Total Lotto Prizes: $2,687,442
This Week’s Winning Wheel

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