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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Bell Block Marist Dragons Players make Taranaki Team for Warriors Curtain Raiser,

Congratulations to the following Bell Block Marist Dragons players selected in the Taranaki Sharks Rugby League Squad to take on the Manawatu Mustangs in the curtain raiser to the Warriors vs Raiders at Yarrow Stadium on the 21st of May 2016. Ale Feaunati, Enele Fidow, Feterika Fidow, Issac Hekenui, Jah-Van Jacobs, Tieimi Ransfield, Tyson Young.

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New Principal appointed at Bell Block Puketapu School

Bell Block’s 2nd school,Puketapu has appointed Ngatai Walker as their new Principal, starting at the beginning of Term 3, 2016. Mr Ngatai was Deputy Principal at Inglewood Primary and has most recently been working for Core Education as Learning with Digital Technologies Facilitator. Any changes in the community that Mr Ngatai can action to increase the low Decile Ratings in Bell Block that both schools suffer from will be greatly welcomed. Photo Credit: Unknown

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Can’t Find a Home to Rent in Bell Block?

Trying hard to find a home to rent in Bell Block? Why not have a look at this home in Highlands Park, New Plymouth? Not quite Bell Block, but on the same side of town, and in a Decile 10 School Zone.(Mangorei School) Open Home Sunday 1st May 2016 2pm – 2.30pm, 12 Winstone Place, Highlands Park, New Plymouth, 4312..This 1980’s,140m2 home. 4 Bedroom’s,Could be 3 Double Bedrooms,1 Single Bedroom,or 3 bedrooms and 2 Living areas (you decide) Separate Toilet,Separate Bathroom & Ensuite & Walk in Wardrobe in Master Bedroom.Heated Towel Rails,Telephone,Sky Dish TV & TV airel,Gas Hobs,Electric Wall Oven,Dishwasher Range hood,Water Filter,In-sink-erator, Gas Infinity Hot Water, 2 x heat pump’s, Mains gas.Open Plan Living/Dining/Kitchen, All Lawns and Gardens are included..boast’s fantastic indoor/outdoor flow to an entertainers delight,Mother of all decks at rear..an ideal property to run your business from,added bonus of a large dry storage area under the house ..Off Street Parking for 4 cars, Single Garage – Automatic Garage Door.Suitable for 5 Tenants,No Pets or Inside Smoking. Contact Chris Wright from Century21 Real Estate, Ph: 027 2222 800 or email: chris.wright@century21.co.nz Open Home Sunday 1st May 2016 2pm – 2.30pm

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Bell Block’s #1 Lotto Store sells big Winning Ticket

We all know the friendly staff & owners at Bell Block’s #1 Supermarket, Super Value. But now they can call themselves Bell Block’s #1 Lotto Lucky Seller store as well as a customer of theirs (not us unfortunately) won close to $20,000.00. Is this the biggest Lotto prize ever won in Bell Block?. Now if you are smart, you had better check your tickets, and if you don’t buy your tickets from their store, you should start straight away. Well done to all concerned. Powerball first division was not struck and has rolled over to Saturday night where the jackpot will be $5.5 million.

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Thief’s strike Dressing Rooms at Bell Block’s Hickford Park

It was a bad day on and off the field today at Bell Block’s Hickford Park, on Saturday 9th April 2016 for the Bell Block Gladiator’s Rugby Club and the Bell Block Marist Rugby League Club. Not only did both teams lose today and have not won a game this 2016 season, the rugby team (and their winning visitors) had their car keys, cash, phones, watches, sunglasses stolen from their changing rooms. If you have any information on this matter please phone the Bell Block Police.

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3 Home Defeats in a Row for Bell Block Gladiator’s Rugby team

The Bell Block Gladiators Rugby Team have suffered their 3rd loss in a row on their home ground at Hickford Park. Saturday 9th April 2016 with a 1pm kick off saw
a strong Coastal Rugby Club team sneak past Bell Block for a 20-19 win. Not only did Bell Block suffer another loss, but theif’s raided the players dressing room and stole a number of items. Next week (Saturday 16th April 2016) sees the Bell Block team travel to Kaponga to try to stop a 3 game loss run. The game kick’s off at 1pm at Victoria Park, Kaponga.

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Bell Block Gladiators Rugby Team beaten at home ground

The Bell Block Gladiators Rugby Club’s Senior team were out played 14-28 by the rural based Okaiawa Rugby Club on Saturday 2nd April 2016 at 1pm at Bell Block’s Hickford Park.
Last season saw the team go unbeaten, in the regular season, before they were soundly beaten by Spotswood United in the sudden death rounds also at Hickford Park. All is not lost for this 2016 season as there are still another 11 rounds to play in the CMK Division Two Competition. Next weeks game (Saturday the 9th of April sees them back at Hickford Park at 1pm against the mighty Coastal Rugby Club. A big game is needed by the Bell Block lads as they have lost their last 2 home games. We wish them well for the season ahead, and will bring you all their results as they happen.

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Puketapu School’s 2016 Twilight Gala

It’s fun time ahead at Bell Block’s Puketapu School Twilight Gala being held on April Fools Day, Friday 1st April 2016. It all kicks off at 5.30pm and goes till 8pm. One of the last events in Bell Block before Daylight saving comes to an end….Don’t miss out on all the fun.

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Bell Block Rugby Club 2016 Junior Rugby Muster

Well it’s getting that time of year again for Winter Sports to get underway. With this the Bell Block Rugby Club is pleased to announce it’s upcoming Junior Registration day. This will be held at their Clubrooms at Hickford Park, Bell Block on Saturday 2nd April 2016 from 11am – 2pm. All children under 13 can register to play. Pop along and join them for a Sausage Sizzle and loads of fun.

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Sewerage Leak causes Bell Block’s Waiongana River Area to be closed

A leak has been reported in the new Waitara to New Plymouth sewer main that crosses the Waiongana River, east of Bell Block’s New Plymouth Airport. Contractors are currently on site on Easter Sunday 2016 working to identify the cause of the leak and make the necessary repairs. The footbridge that carries the sewer across the river is closed to the public and people are advised to stay out of the river between the pipe bridge and the coast until further notice.

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Sewerage Leak causes Bell Block’s Waiongana River Area to be closed

A leak has been reported in the new Waitara to New Plymouth sewer main that crosses the Waiongana River, east of Bell Block’s New Plymouth Airport. Contractors are currently on site on Easter Sunday 2016 working to identify the cause of the leak and make the necessary repairs. The footbridge that carries the sewer across the river is closed to the public and people are advised to stay out of the river between the pipe bridge and the coast until further notice.

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