Daylight savings starts 2am Sunday 25 September 2016

Reminder to all Bell Block residents:Daylight savings starts 2am Sunday 25 September 2016. Make sure you put your clocks forward 1 hour. …..Share to remind all your friends & family…..

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Bell Block to Auckland SH3 Road will open today, Thursday 22nd September 2016 at 1pm

The Bell Block to Auckland SH3 highway will now open at 1pm today, Thursday 22nd September 2016. The geotechnical engineers have now advised that the cliff face has stabilised sufficiently to allow contractors safely on site to clear the rocks and debris, and reinstate concrete barriers. When the road does re-open, it will be under a Stop/Go with a speed limit of 30km/h. This may lead to minor delays in the area.

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Bell Block to Auckland SH3 now Closed till 12 noon Thursday 22nd September 2016

We can now report that the Bell Block to Auckland SH3 road is Closed till at least 12 noon Thursday 22nd September 2016. We will let you know asap if this changes.

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Cheif’s 2017 Investec Super Rugby home draw…includes game against the British Lions

Bell Block Rugby Fans, Don’t miss out…Here is the 2017 Investec Super Rugby home draw 👌. Remember to get your 2017 Chiefs membership before this Friday for admission to the six action-packed home round robin games at FMG Stadium Waikato as well as priority purchase to the Chiefs v British & Irish Lions! Even better, you won’t pay anything until 1 December, 2016, so you can confirm now, and pay later 👍. DON’T MISS OUT: http://bit.ly/chiefsmemberships

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Bell Block to Auckland SH3 Closed till Wednesday 21st September 2016

We can now report that the Bell Block to Auckland SH3 road is Closed till at least Wednesday 21st September 2016. We will let you know asap if this changes, the Tangarakau to Tahora road is now open again with stop/go control. Expect delays and take extra care.

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Bell Block Residents Young and Old

We are just going to leave this here…..

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Dog’s Now Banned from Bell Block’s Taranaki Cycle Park & NP BMX Track

At the NPDC meeting on Wednesday 14th September 2016 they adopted an amendment to the council’s Dog Control Bylaw which bans dogs from the Bell Block based Taranaki Cycle Park and New Plymouth BMX Track at Hickford Park .The amendment also included a clause for dogs to be leashed along the Coastal Walkway extension to Tiromoana Crescent – meaning that any dog along the entirety of the walkway must be on a leash (about time). The NPDC received 10 public submissions on the proposed amendment – eight submitters were in favour of the dog ban at both bike tracks, however only half of the submitters supported dogs being leashed on the extension of the walkway out to Tiromoana Cres. Deputy mayor Heather Dodunski said it was a “good, common sense decision”, which responded to concerns brought to council about the safety of the bike track users at Bell Block’s Hickford Park. Now let’s get dog’s banned from Bell Block Beach!!

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Bell Block 4 Square try again for the 3rd time after being Banned

For the Third Time in 2 years the banned Bell Block 4 Square is trying to get a License to sell alcohol. A few years back they were banned for selling alcohol to under aged youths in Bell Block. Most people will say another booze outlet is not required in Bell Block.
Below is their Public Notice that can be found at the following link: http://www.newplymouthnz.com/CouncilDocuments/PublicNotices/SaleandSupplyofAlcohol2012113092016_1.htm
BELL BLOCK FOUR SQUARE Sale and Supply of Alcohol 2012…BUTTAR BROTHERS LIMITED of 11 Bell Block Court, BELL BLOCK, NEW PLYMOUTH has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a New Off Licence for the premises situated at 5 – 11 Bell Block Court BELL BLOCK, NEW PLYMOUTH 4312 known as BELL BLOCK FOUR SQUARE.The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Supermarket – Off Licence. Days and Hours, Monday to Sunday 7am to 10pm
You may also inspect the application at the New Plymouth District Council, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. If you would like to object to the application, in accordance with the Act, please write to us within 15 working days of this notice..District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 13 September 2016

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Bell Block Businessman Expands into Fitzroy

Bruce Candy who owns Bell Block’s popular Shifty’s Bar and Cafe has bought the Fitzroy based Ugly Duck Restaurant and Bar which recently closed down due to running into unpaid Tax issues. Mr Candy was working on plans for the new venue which will re-open sometime in October/November. We all wish him well.

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Happy Bell Block Father’s Day for 2016

To all the Dad’s out there, Happy Bell Block Father’s Day

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Today is the First Day of Spring 2016 – Winter is Over

It’s the first day of Spring today 1st September 2016. Get out your lawnmower as the grass will start to grow. What does Spring mean to you?

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Heather Dodunski for Mayor sign/s are up in Bell Block

Now that the Window has closed for who wants to be Mayor of the New Plymouth District Council the signs will start to pop up in and around Bell Block. First off the rank is Heather Dodunski who is game and put all her money on for a win only. Heather is not standing for council after being on the council over the last 2 Century’s. If you think it pays to have experience it would be hard to look past her. However if you are from the camp that thinks, hang on a minute, Heather has been on the Council for just under 20 years, and represents everything wrong with the past 20 years, you might not tick her box on the Ballot Paper. At least this time around we know that Heather is all for Maori Wards being brought in, she was one of the YES voter’s around the Council table. Thats good enough for us here not to vote for her, as she appeared to be blind to 83% of the voting public’s opinion. The voting Public will decide shortly.

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Henwood Road, Bell Block to Close for a Car Crash

Filming of a mock car vs pole incident for training purposes on Henwood Road, Bell Block (at its intersection with Egmont Road) will require this section of the road to be closed to all traffic from 8am until 5pm on Wednesday 17 August or until works are completed (weather permitting).Henwood Road will remain accessible from the other entry/exit off Egmont Road. All enquiries shall be directed to Brendon Bellamy of Tricky Trees on 06 753 2924 or 027 471 8441.
The road will re-open without further notice. This closure is being made under Section 342(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 1974.

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2016 Taranaki Rugby League Champions – Bell Block Marist Rugby League Club

2016 Taranaki Rugby League Champions – Bell Block Marist Rugby League Club – We are the Champions

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The 2016 Olympic Games are Under Way in Rio

Who will win the first medal for New Zealand? There is no Bell Block based sportsperson competing at the games this time.

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2016 Fieldays sees Bell Block’s MP at work

We popped up to the 2016 Fieldays held every year around this time. Held at the massive Mystery Creek, Hamilton venue from the 15th – 18th June 2016. We wanted to see what Bell Block Based Business’s had set up stall there. The first stall we found was The National Party Stall. With Bell Block’s hard working MP Jonathan Young working on the stall meeting and greeting the public. Jonathan was there for today only and caught up with a large number of people from Bell Block and the greater New Plymouth area.

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The Christmas Village has now opened in Bell Block

Well it’s goodbye to Santas Choice and hello The Christmas Village. Bell Block’s favourite retail store has re-branded and re-opened for the 2016 run in to Christmas. They are open every Saturday, Sunday, Monday from 9.30am to 4.30pm every week of the year. Then from October they will be open every day. Check them out and meet the new owner Jenny Feild, it’s great fun and you won’t be disappointed.

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Is Christmas Cancelled in New Plymouth for 2016

The New Plymouth based Egmont Lions Club has folded due to their members not wanting to put their names forward for Club President and other roles in the club. As most people know the Egmont Lions Club have run the highly popular New Plymouth Christmas Parade for the past 50 odd years. What will happen to this popular event now? Will Christmas in New Plymouth in 2016 now be cancelled? This won’t effect the Bell Block or any other Christmas Parade in Taranaki. Long live Farther Christmas…….

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Feral runaway Male arrested after stolen car crashes into garage, fence in Bell Block

A feral male has been arrested after crashing a stolen car through a concrete fence on Monday night 23rd May 2016. The crash happened on Wynyard Street in Bell Block, about 9.20pm, A feral male theif who was a passenger was taken to hospital with moderate injuries after the car crashed through a concrete wall and a garage. The gutless feral thief driver had run away from the crash to his Mummy, but police have now confirmed the car had been stolen and the feral thief run away driver had been arrested. We all hope the property owner/occupier and their family are all ok.

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Another person Dead on Bell Block Roads

A motorcyclist has died after a crash near Bell Block this morning, Sunday 15th May 2016. The crash happened on Devon Rd, just after the Egmont Rd turnoff heading towards New Plymouth just before noon. The tragic Accident involved a car and a motorbike.The motorcyclist received medical attention at the scene but has since Died. The Police Serious Crash Unit from Palmerston North was on the way to the crash site. Devon Rd is down to one lane, and a diversion is in place via Egmont Rd at the eastern end, and Katere Rd at the western end. Police have asked motorists to delay their travel if possible, or find an alternate route.The death brings Taranaki’s road toll for the year to eight, after just five months. This is the same number of road deaths the region had for whole of 2015.

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