A Bell Block female 16 year old youth has been reported missing. Erika has a disability and is thought to be trying to find her way home from Auckland to Taranaki. If seen, please report to the Bell Block or Waitara Police Station. Please forward, Share this to as many Facebook Pages as possible and let’s try to bring this girl home safely for her family. No need to tell you how Dangerous it is out there for a 16 year old Female, eyes wide open please.
Saturday 14th December 2013 sees the Bell Block based Big Basket Wholesale Food Mart run a Gold Coin Fundrasing BBQ from 10am till 3.30pm to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which crashed into the Philippines on November 8th 2013. This killed around 4000 people and has left millions of People Homeless…..Come along to the Big Basket Wholesale Food Mart at 2 Pohutukawa Place, Bell Block (opposite the PIHMS Collage)This key event is also supported by: The Bell Block & Districts Lions Club, The New Plymouth Indian Community, The New Plymouth Philippines Community, and the Gallery Frame Shop in Bell Block.
Four ferrel young men have been arrested and charged in connection with Bell Block’s kidnapped Christmas tree case. The 3.5 metre tree was chopped down and stolen from Santa’s Choice Christmas Tress at Cedar Lodge Nurseries on Egmont Rd in Bell Block on Sunday night the 8th December 2013. A few hours later security cameras in Waitara recorded footage of the tree cowering on the back of a white Ford Courier ute driving around a roundabout in the town. The stolen tree was later found dumped on the same roundabout. Yesterday, Thursday 12th December Waitara Constable Trenton Hoeta said four ferrel young men had been arrested in relation to the theft and he was not looking for anyone else. The four ferrel young men will appear in New Plymouth District Court on Wednesday 18th December 2013. Mr Hoeta said he had also located the ute. ”However it has changed colour as a result of featuring in the Press,” he said. The silver lining to the crime was Cedar Lodge Nurseries donated the stolen tree to Waitara. It is to be decorated and set up outside the post office in time for tomorrow’s, Saturday 14th December 2013 Christmas Parade. Before being chopped down the tree had been bound for New Plymouth Christmas in the Bowl 2014 event.
Great to see the popular Bell Block Rugby Football Club, Clubrooms are having a major face lift. A brand new roof has been fitted, with a good fresh coat of paint, has recently been added on the outside. They are just finishing off a little bit of building work, than a bit more painting and Sign-writing and they will be up and ready in no time for another busy Rugby season in 2014. Don’t forget their AGM is on the 21st December 2013 at 1pm at the clubrooms. Nomination forms are also available at the clubrooms. There will be a vote taken on changing section 18 of their constitution. All are vey welcome to attend. Please direct all inquiries to Allan Morgan on: 022 088 3035.
From 3pm today, Wednesday 11th December 2013 at Bell Block’s Parklands Avenue Shopping Centre it was flat out with happy shoppers getting some great bargains, at Bell Block’s Supavalue Supermarket’s Christmas Party. We enjoyed the free BBQ Sausage Sizzle, the many free food samples and the free drink samples on offer were excellent. We can’t wait to their next Christmas Party in 2014!!
Wednesday December 11th from 3pm sees the Bell Block’s Supavalue Supermarket’s Christmas Party kick off at Parklands Shopping Centre, Parklands Avenue, Bell Block. Crazy Low prices store wide! plus an extra 5% discount on presentation of your SuperGold card!, when spending more than $10.00. We will be there as there is a free BBQ Sausage sizzle, might even be some pork on the BBQ as these guy’s are having a massive Christmas Pork Sale all this week (Limit’s apply, while stocks last)
Hundreds of Bell Block resident’s are expected to go along to the fun-filled family celebration planned for this year’s Christmas at the Bowl on Sunday, 15th December 2013. It is an event for the community by the community and something that everyone can afford to do with their family to celebrate the festive season. Dubbed Taranaki’s biggest variety show of the year, it boasts lots of local talent and a fireworks display. Gates at TSB Bowl of Brooklands will open at 5pm and families are encouraged to enjoy a picnic dinner and appreciate the atmosphere of the event. Pre-show entertainment starts at 7pm, with Christmas at the Bowl beginning at 8pm. Santa himself and a host of Taranaki entertainers will be present to delight the audience, but you are reminded to take along your best singing voice to join in the carols. Entry is by gold- coin donation, with candles and holders provided at the venue. Around 9.30pm, you can sit back, gaze skywards and enjoy the Christmas at the Bowl Fireworks Spectacular. Postponement night will be Monday, December 16th 2013. In the event of bad weather, visit christmasatthebowl.co.nz, become a friend on Facebook at Christmas at the Bowl – Taranaki for regular updates, or text BOWL to 4487 for latest weather on the day.
A Reserve Bank decision to exempt new construction from the loan-to-value restrictions will be a double benefit, says a leading Bell Block Real Estate Agent who has been waiting for the change. Chris Wright from Century21 Real Estate said the Reserve Bank had underestimated the impact of its decision. “In construction, they lose a whole season if the change isn’t made quickly. Approvals had dropped 50%, which is huge for construction.” Chris Wright said it would encourage people to get into the supply side of the housing market by making it advantageous for them to build rather than buy second-hand. “I hope we’ll see a massive influx.” The RBNZ today, Tuesday 10th December 2013 announced that lending to customers wanting to build new homes would not count towards banks’ low-deposit lending cap. “The Reserve Bank has recently consulted with the building industry and banks on the impact of LVR restrictions on residential construction activity,” Deputy Governor Grant Spencer said. “While high LVR construction lending is only around 1% of total residential lending, it finances around 12% of residential building activity.“This exemption means that low deposit lending will fall outside the 10% speed limit if it is financing the construction of a new house or apartment. “However, any new low deposit construction loans will still need to meet the internal risk requirements of the lending banks.”He said it would help support the supply of new housing and reduce some of the pressure arising from excess demand in the property market.
The Waikato and Taranaki Rugby Unions, as well as smaller unions and private investors, have been awarded a seven-year licence to run the Chiefs Super Rugby franchise.The details have been confirmed at a media conference in Hamilton this morning, Tuesday 10th December 2013. New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Steve Tew says it’s a positive move for the two-time defending champions. The deal will see the Chiefs play two games at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth in 2014, against local rivals the Blues and then the Waratahs.
Bell Block’s leading female Horse Trainer, Mrs Janelle Millar clocked up another winner, this time down in Treatham at the Wellington Racing Club Meeting held on Saturday 7th December 2013 in Overcast conditions on a dead track. The race, was the last of the day, Race 10, $20,000.00 2014 Platinum Homes Wellington Cup Carnival Rating 65 over 2100m. The horse is called Hi Yo Soo and it’s Breeding is 4m Spartacus-Hi Yo Wassup. The successful rider was K Smith.
Hundreds of voices heralded the arrival of Christmas at New Plymouth’s annual TSB Bank Carols by Candlelight concert last night, Sunday 8th December 2013. New Plymouth Brass had guests singing along to more than 20 Christmas carols such as Little Drummer Boy, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Silent Night and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer at Pukekura Park’s Hatchery Lawn.
The Bell Block Rugby Football Club AGM is on the 21st December 2013 at 1pm at the clubrooms. Nomination forms are available at the clubrooms. There will be a vote taken on changing section 18 of their constitution. All are vey welcome to attend. Please direct all inquiries to Allan Morgan on: 022 088 3035
07 Dec 2013
This week’s Winning Wheel serial number(s) 019-03930633-20xx from Auckland Central
This Draw’s Winners
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|Total Lotto Prizes: $2,699,877|
This Week’s Winning Wheel
Winner from Timaru
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|Total Powerball Prizes: $240,823|
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|Strike 4||Exact order all 4||$169,762||1|
|Strike 3||Exact order any 3||$856||92|
|Strike 2||Exact order any 2||$80||5451|
|Strike 1||Exact order any 1||Bonus Line||140176|
|Total Strike Prizes: $824,770|
Former South African president Nelson Mandela has died, aged 95. The former president had been in a Pretoria hospital for almost three months, spending his 95th birthday there as he received intensive treatment for a respiratory illness. He was discharged from hospital on September 1st 2013, but the South African government said the anti-apartheid hero remains critically ill and under intensive care at his home, where he died this morning, Friday, 6th December 2013. President Jacob Zuma’s office said at the time that Mandela would receive the same level of care at home as he had in hospital. In July 2013, court documents obtained by AFP revealed Mandela had been in a ‘vegetative state’ for a week, and was being kept alive by his family as they feuded over the burial of two of Mandela’s children. The South African government reacted quickly and denied the claims, saying Mandela was not ‘vegetative’. He has been hospitalised four times since December 2012, mostly for the pulmonary condition that has plagued him for years.
Police have confirmed a 41 year old male staff member was found dead at New Plymouth Girls’ High School on Wednesday evening around 7.30pm, the 4th December 2013. Girls High principal Jenny Ellis said staff were grieving for the man, who had worked at the school for a decade. ”It has just been the most distressing and devastating news.”Sergeant Grant Roper said police and paramedics had been called to the school at 8pm. ”There are no suspicious circumstances and the death has been referred to the coroner.” He said police were investigating the death. Mrs Ellis said the staff member who had found the man dead had gone looking for him after a phone call from his wife saying he had not returned home. The man was not a teacher.
Taranaki Thoroughbred Racing’s scheduled meeting at Pukekura Raceway today, Thursday 5th December 2013 was canned without a race being run. Stewards, along with a deputation of senior riders and trainers inspected the track an hour before the first race was due to run and deemed the track unsafe for racing. There was surface water pooling on areas of the course following prolonged heavy rain in the previous 12 hours. ”We recorded 100mm [rainfall] last night and a further 40mm fell from mid-morning,” said TTR chief executive Carey Hobbs. He said officials inspected the track at 7am when the rain had stopped temporarily and at that stage there were no concerns that the meeting would not proceed. ”We had another 40 mm from mid-morning and when we checked the track again and there was surface water on the track,” said Hobbs. ”Everyone including trainers, jockeys and the Racing Integrity Unit were unanimous that the meeting be abandoned because of likely visibility problems for riders.” Hobbs said the racing club had budgeted on making a $20,000 profit on the meeting. He said under the current funding policy in regard to abandonments the club would receive a small payment to help cover the costs of setting up the meeting. The next meeting at Pukekura Raceway will be a pre-Christmas twilight fixture on Monday, December 23, 2013.
Georgie Pie is back and just as good as ever, say some Bell Block based fans. Steak mince ‘n’ cheese pies went on sale yesterday, Wednesday 4th December 2013 at the main McDonald’s in New Plymouth, and the branch sold around 200 in the noon to 2pm lunchtime rush. “Everybody remembers it as the same pie,” and “Everyone eats it in their own way. They have their own idiosyncrasies – pulling it apart, using a knife and fork.” Feedback from customers had been fairly positive, with words such as “good” and “yummy” thrown around. However, with a $4.50 charge, there are questions whether their popularity will last. But the pie is no longer available for a single gold coin as so fondly remembered. For some bizarre reason, the pie will be in the Hawera McDonald’s on December 12 2013, and then New Plymouth’s Centre City food court on February 17 2014.
27 Nov 2013
Draw 423 Date: 27 November 2013
Latest Major Prize Winners
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|Division 6||3||-||Bonus Ticket!||23577|
It really is Christmas Hampers and Cakes time again! Bell Block & District’s Lions Club Christmas Cakes are still made to the original recipe that was developed by Ernest Adams specially for the fundraiser. The packaging has been freshened up, but nothing else has changed. Millions of dollars have been raised over the years – and it has all gone back to the clubs and the community projects they support. “We are out to get a quality product, specified in the Lions name and all proceeds go to charity. The clubs decide what charity they are going to support from the proceeds,” Lion Barrie Stening says. If you would like to place orders for yourself, your business or office, please make contact with Barrie Stening Phone: (06) 757-8890 or email: email@example.com Cakes are $16 and Hampers $42 each
Bell Block’s St Luke’s Church at 2 Mangati Road was the place to be on Sunday the 1st December 2013. The large crowd enjoyed a Pot Luck Finger Food Meal, then at 7pm a Roof Raising Christmas Carol Service was held by The New Plymouth City Sounds Choir, and the exciting New Plymouth Samoan Church Choir. An enjoyable few hours was had by all who attended. A great way to start Bell Block’s Festive celebrations for 2013.