Monthly Archives: November 2013

3 People hit Lotto Jackpot



DRAW date:

30 Nov 2013

Previous Draws

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This week’s Winning Wheel serial number(s) 015-45179416-20xx from Whangarei

This Draw’s Winners
Winning Numbers Bonus Ball Prize No. of Winners
Division 1 6 $666,667 3
Division 2 5 Yes $8,318 31
Division 3 5 $567 473
Division 4 4 Yes $40 1584
Division 5 4 $31 17522
Division 6 3 Yes $20 26143
Total Lotto Prizes: $3,655,452
This Week’s Winning Wheel

Winner from Auckland


Winning Numbers Bonus Ball PowerBall Prize No. of Winners
Division 1 6 Yes JACKPOT! 0
Division 2 5 Yes Yes $17,715 2
Division 3 5 Yes $1,012 35
Division 4 4 Yes Yes $71 135
Division 5 4 Yes $59 1251
Division 6 3 Yes Yes $37 1953
Total Powerball Prizes: $226,505


Winning Numbers Prize No. of Winners
Strike 4 Exact order all 4 $146,475 1
Strike 3 Exact order any 3 $799 85
Strike 2 Exact order any 2 $78 4856
Strike 1 Exact order any 1 Bonus Line 120754
Total Strike Prizes: $713,912

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Bell Block Resident sick of Government Interference

Bell Block resident and prominent Taranaki health representative says Government interference has made her job impossible. Taranaki District Health Board member Colleen Tuuta fired a departing shot on Thursday 28th November 2013, saying it was the most frustrating governance situation she had ever been in.There was a lot of interference, mainly from the Government, which made the job frustrating, she said. The model needed to be looked at, reviewed and given a makeover. “Something is not working. This model is not working. We can build new hospitals, but not make people well,” she said. The next board is sworn in on December 9 and meets for the first time on December 1st 2013

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Egmont Lions Christmas Parade

Join us as the Egmont Lions Christmas Parade rolls down Devon Street on Saturday November 30th from 6pm! Bring the kids and get into the Christmas spirit – be early to nab yourself a great spot! The parade leaves from the Clock Tower and will make its way down Devon Street, finishing at the Devon/Elliot Street intersection, with local community groups, sports teams, cultural groups and businesses all taking part… plus the guest of honour, Santa! To enter YOUR float into the parade – email or pick up an entry form from Classic Hits Reception on Brougham Street, New Plymouth

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Bird Strike Risk – Action Needed

A cull is under way to lower the risk of “bird strike” at Bell Block based New Plymouth airport. Airport manager Kevin Hill said the programme was being carried out because the facility had been assessed as a medium risk of bird strike and Civil Aviation Authority had told them to lower that risk. There were 6.8 bird strikes per 10,000 aircraft movements at the airport in the second quarter of this year. But Mr Hill said airports and birds simply don’t mix. “We certainly don’t want a plane going into a flock of sparrows and bringing the plane down with 50 people on board.” “I like a nice green airport, so we have lots of trees, and trees attract birds. Do you get rid of all the trees and have a big concrete jungle just to reduce the birds? Or do you try and have a combination of both?”

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Airspresso Airport Cafe Extends Hours

Bell Block’s super popular Airspresso Airport Cafe has now Extended it’s opening Hours and will now be open for a full cooked breakfast from 5.30am Monday to Saturday and from 6am Sunday’s. Based at the New Plymouth Airport in Bell Block, this cafe has won a number of awards and is set to expand even more once the Airport extension gets under way in the coming years.

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Bell Block Market Day – Don’t miss it!!

Bell Block Community Market Day, 9am Tomorrow, Saturday 30th November 2013!!!! is being held at St Luke’s Church on the corner of Devon Road and Mangati Road. Many stalls booked including bouncy castle, face painting, cake stall, BBQ burgers, bacon and egg, fried bread, chop suey, lollies, cake stall, bouncy castle, 2nd hand clothes, baby gear, jewellery, preloved toys, inflatables, 2nd hand books, coffee cart, ice cream, natural beauty products, bric a brac, cake decorating, seafood chowder, Avon, new children’s toys at sale prices, sweets, popcorn, fudge and so much more…see you there!

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Big Wednesday’s Lotto Results

DRAW date:
27 Nov 2013

03 09 14 15 32 45

Coin Toss: Heads

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Set-Net Ban Extended

An extended set-net fishing ban off the coast of Taranaki to protect Maui’s dolphins has been confirmed by the Government today, Tuesday 26th November 2013. The ban will cover 350 square kilometres off the Taranaki coast between two and seven nautical miles offshore north of New Plymouth. It was part of the Threat Management Plan for Maui’s dolphin which was finalised by Conservation Minister Nick Smith on Monday 25th November 2013. Their greatest concern is for the critically-endangered Maui’s dolphin. It is the world’s smallest and rarest dolphin with an estimated population of just 55 adults. The plan also includes confirmation of the interim set net ban out to two nautical miles between Pariokariwa Point and Hawera and mandatory observer coverage in the area between two and seven nautical miles which was put in place in 2012.

Maui Dolphin Taranaki

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Police show off New Police Cars

Police launch new red and orange patrol cars as new road safety tools are announced in a campaign to save more lives, putting the brakes on speeding, drunk and dangerous drivers over summer 2013/2014.

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Christmas Carol’s at St Luke’s in Bell Block

Bell Block’s St Luke’s Church on Sunday the 1st December 2013 is holding a Christmas Carol Service at 2 Mangati Road,Bell Block. At 6pm there is a Pot Luck Finger Food Meal, followed at 7pm by a Roof Raising Christmas Carol Service.Two popular singing groups are being shipped in, The New Plymouth City Sounds Choir, and the exciting New Plymouth Samoan Church Choir. Everyone is welcome to attend. If coming to the 6pm meal, each person to bring a plate of finger food. Or turn up at 7pm to join in with the Christmas Carol’s sing-a-long.

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Key Machinery Centre are on the Move

From the 25th November 2013, The Key Machinery Centre 2011 Limited are relocating to 134 Connett Road East, Bell Block, (formerly WR Phillips Ltd Truck Division). There are no new signs up anywhere for Key Machinery Centre 2011 Limited but all their contact information remains the same….phone,fax,mobiles,email and postal address.

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Caterer’s Move into Bell Block

Well Known Caterer’s…..Le Dejeuner’s have move from Pukekura Racecourse, New Plymouth were they have been for over 10 years to 82 Hurlstone Drive, Bell Block. They have a food bar open Monday to Friday from 6.30am. They also advise that they have a purpose built kitchen for all off-site catering including wholesale, wedding and corporate. Phone Lee to discuss your Catering needs (06) 758 7497 or email:

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Waterway fencing gathers pace as deadline looms

Bell Block’s Fonterra farmers have installed 1000’s of kilometres of fencing to exclude stock from waterways as the co-operative’s deadline to ring- fence almost all rivers, creeks and other water sources approaches in two weeks. Chief executive Theo Spierings said fencing was gathering pace and by December 1,2013 it was expected more than 90 per cent of waterways would be safe from livestock. Spierings said Fonterra was committed to providing its farmers with support to lift their environmental performance and reduce their impact on waterways. A Fonterra programme offers support on fencing, effluent management and nitrogen management. “We share New Zealanders’ concerns about water quality and we recognise that we must continue to up our game in the area of environmental sustainability,” Spierings said. “This is not just about dairy, but about New Zealand’s international reputation.”Fonterra says farmers are maintaining and managing raceways, tracks and paddocks on 10,600 supplier farms more effectively to reduce run-off and the impact of flooding, with strong efforts going into riparian planting. The work is part of a 10-year plan for a strong, sustainable future for dairying that protects natural resources and farmer profitability.

riparian management taranaki

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Wheeler Magic Wins Four Races

Bell Block’s top Horse Trainer, John Wheeler teamed up with a useful jockey, Rory Hutchings today, Friday 22nd November and won half of the eight races at Taranaki Racing Club’s twilight meeting held at the Pukekura Raceway in New Plymouth. Shown below in the photo is Celtic Women who won Race 2 with a finish like Kiwi in the Melbourne Cup 30 years ago. Running on for 2nd in the photo is Roulett. While New Plymouth is the home track for Wheeler and his team, pickings have been slim over the 12 past months at this track. You could say he well and truly made up for it today!!

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The Mill New Zealand Tattoo and Art Festival.

The New Zealand Tattoo and Art Festival runs on Saturday 23rd November 2013 from 11am to 10pm, and from 11am until 7pm on Sunday 24th November 2013 at the TSB Stadium in New Plymouth. There is no ATM at the stadium, so if you want to get tattooed, buy prints, clothes, food, drink, ice cream etc MAKE SURE YOU BRING $$$!……Limited cash out at info desk..Door sales only this weekend at
Adults $20 a day, Kids under 15 free (with a paying adult). Bring cash to get in fast!

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Puketapu School -Car Boot Sale

CAR BOOT SALE 9am Tomorrow, Saturday 23rd November 2013!!!! Over 40 stalls booked including bouncy castle, face painting, cake stall, BBQ burgers, bacon and egg, fried bread, chop suey, lollies, cake stall, bouncy castle, 2nd hand clothes, baby gear, jewellery, preloved toys, inflatables, 2nd hand books, coffee cart, ice cream truck, natural beauty products, bric a brac, cake decorating, seafood chowder, mussel fritters, Avon, new children’s toys at sale prices, sweets, popcorn, fudge and so much more

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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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