Lucky Lotto winners who bought their tickets in Bell Block and Taranaki appear to be in no rush to claim their winnings. When the final ball dropped in Saturday night’s 28th December 2013 special draw the region had scooped seven big prizes. But so far none have fronted up to collect their cash. Westown Lotto sold the top prize of $1 million, Opunake’s Post and Lotto sold a winning second division ticket worth $14,763, while another promotional ticket worth $20,000 was sold at Parklands Super Value, Bell Block. Devon Lotto N Treats, Countdown in Spotswood, New World in Stratford and Loveridge’s Lotto in Hawera each sold winning promotional tickets worth $10,000. Bell Block’s Parkland’s Super Value Supermarket Employee, Mrs Keryn Harris said they had been waiting every day since Sunday morning. “They have been holding us in suspense.” “People have been very busy checking tickets.” Anyone who bought a ticket from any of the above winning stores should write their name on the back and check it immediately.
Monthly Archives: December 2013
Bell Block’s New Year’s Eve partygoers aren’t the only ones making plans for their big night out – police have come up with one of their own. Police have their approach centred around prevention, with extra staff on hand to defuse any trouble at known party spots around the region and Bell Block.
NEW YEAR LIQUOR BANS
Oakura Beach – starts 2pm today and ends at 2am on January 1.
Urenui Beach – starts at 6am today and ends at 6am on January 1.
From Mt Bryan to East End and Fitzroy beach reserves – starts 9pm and ends at 7am on January 1.
-Also runs every week from Thursday to Sunday 9pm-7am until April 1.
Pukekura Park – alcohol only allowed within immediate areas around the Hatchery Lawn and Fred Parker Lawn during the TSB Bank Festival of Lights On Stage entertainment sessions.
New Plymouth – permanent liquor ban in force in CBD, including Marsland Hill and the Taranaki Cathedral grounds.
A smaller prize of a cool $20,000 prize after last night’s draw,Saturday 28/12/2013 has still yet to be claimed. Bell Block’s Parklands Super value Supermarket sold a $20,000 winning ticket and Devon Lotto N Treats, Countdown in Spotswood, New World in Stratford and Loveridge’s Lotto in Hawera each sold winning $10,000 tickets. Westown Lotto Shop in Westown, New Plymouth sold the $1 million Bonus prize. When we caught up with Mrs Keryn Harris, the Bell Block’s Parklands Super value Supermarket Manager (but only on a Sunday) she said as yet the winning ticket of $20,000 had yet to be claimed. (Photo below).
One Lotto ticket bought in Mount Maunganui takes home the $1 million first division prize after last night’s draw,Saturday 28/12/2013. Three Strike Four tickets are now each worth $97,482 – they were bought in Nelson, Auckland and Invercargill. Powerball again proved elusive – and jackpots again to next weekend’s draw. Among the 200 bonus prizes, A million dollar Lotto ticket was one of seven winning tickets sold in Taranaki. Six Lotto retailers around the region sold winning tickets in the Christmas Promotional draws while Opunake’s Post and Lotto sold a second division winning ticket in Saturday’s draw. The $1,000000 winning ticket was sold at Westown Lotto while Bell Block’s Parklands Super value Supermarket sold a $20,000 winning ticket and Devon Lotto N Treats, Countdown in Spotswood, New World in Stratford and Loveridge’s Lotto in Hawera each sold winning $10,000 tickets. two half-million-dollar prizes go to Alexandra and Nelson. The car and boat winners bought tickets in Rotorua, Tokoroa and Auckland. The remaining prizes are fairly evenly distributed right across the country.
28 Dec 2013
This week’s Winning Wheel serial number(s) 042-10149125-20xx from Northpark
This Draw’s Winners
|Winning Numbers||Bonus Ball||Prize||No. of Winners|
|Total Lotto Prizes: $3,369,461|
This Week’s Winning Wheel
Winner from Hamilton
|Winning Numbers||Bonus Ball||PowerBall||Prize||No. of Winners|
|Total Powerball Prizes: $373,750|
|Winning Numbers||Prize||No. of Winners|
|Strike 4||Exact order all 4||$97,482||3|
|Strike 3||Exact order any 3||$717||189|
|Strike 2||Exact order any 2||$81||9275|
|Strike 1||Exact order any 1||Bonus Line||235897|
|Total Strike Prizes: $1,415,131|
Bus and truck operators are adding their voices to criticism of road changes between Bell Block and Brixton. They fear the temporary barriers have made State Highway 3 dangerously narrow on the hill near the Bell Block based New Plymouth Airport. Last week, passing lanes were closed and the speed limit was reduced on State Highway 3 to combat road accidents over the summer months. The speed reduction and closure of the passing lanes between Bell Block and Waitara have caused a stir over the past week. However, many people support the 80kmh speed limit, with many people suggesting it should be the limit the entire way to Waitara.
Firefighters were called after a front-end loader caught fire on Katere Rd, Bell Block, at 7.05pm Friday Evening 27th December 2013. Two fire engines were sent to the scene and eight firefighters extinguished the blaze using a high-pressure hose. No- one was injured in the fire.
Taranaki’s two round the mountain cycle races are now one and a new festival of cycling weekend in March 2014 has evolved. It’s all part of a deal arranged by Events Taranaki and the Taranaki Velodrome Trust. The two round the mountain cycle races were held in January, every year – Selwyn Brown running the larger Round the Mountain Cycle Challenge and the trust running the Egmont Seafoods Bone Collector event. The cycle challenge will still go ahead – on Saturday, January 25, 2014 – with some of the proceeds donated to the velodrome trust. There was a proviso though – the other event had to shift from January and not include a round the mountain ride. The New Zealand Cycle Festival Trust was set up with appointed members from New Plymouth Cycling, BMX New Plymouth, New Plymouth Mountainbiking and Taranaki Triathlon, along with three other independents. The result – a weekend of cycling on Taranaki anniversary weekend. Events include a 100km flyer from Hawera to New Plymouth via Surf Highway 45, criterium and velodrome races, a 30km Mangamahoe Munta, BMX events, along with a cycle expo over the three days, a Guinness Book of World Records attempt for the world’s largest bike bus (the record stands at 639 riders) and kids’ scooter racing. “Everything will be centred at the Cycle Park at Bell Block. There’s no other cycling festival like this in New Zealand and we’re confident the event will be sustainable,” said Pete Bennett, a trustee on the New Zealand Cycle Festival Trust. “All proceeds will go to the cycling entities involved, as well as kids’ training and the Taranaki Velodrome Trust.”
Bell Block’s leading female horse racing trainer, Janelle Millar has an investment opportunity to part own a strong athletic broken in 2 year Pins filly for as little as $50 a week for a 10% share with no buy in costs. She, (the filly)is out of a winning mare Loose Lil (Towkay) who’s pedigree is smothered with black type.Her 2nd Dam is the stakes winner
Flight Queen (Noble Bijiou). She will be trained at Pukekura Raceway. If interested please call Janelle on 021-706279 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Race 5 – 15:15 – GUSTO RESTAURANT F&M MAIDEN 1580 m
|5||Fergalicious||Miranda Dravitzki (a2)||3.40||1.70|
|1||Piccadilly||David Walker||No Dividend|
9-Stage Door-Rory Hutchings (a)(2.4L),
11-Lady Annalee-Shannon Doyle(2.8L),
2-Kahui Lass-Vanessa Johnston(3.4L),
3-Kirkinini-Jess Shackleton (a2)(7.8L).
Note: Numbers shown are the distance from winner in lengths.
Winning Margins: 1L, 1-1/2L, 1/2 hd
Owners: John Wheeler,Bell Block MNZM
Trainer: John Wheeler, Bell Block MNZM
Breeding: 3 f Fully Fledged-Cerprized Habit
Scratched: 6-Speeding, 7-Tinged With Gold, 8-I’llbeyourplatinum, 10-Heapzagold, 12-Lady Kalimara.
Winners Time: 1:37.20
Changes to improve safety on a notoriously dangerous Bell Block section of State Highway 3 could backfire and cause more chaos, road-users say. Speeds on the stretch of SH3, between Mangati Rd in Bell Block and Mahoetahi Rd, near Brixton, have been reduced to 80kmh and two passing lanes along the route have been shut. The decision to put the temporary changes in place before Christmas was made by the New Zealand Transport Agency and the police. However, consultation with the community and stakeholders would be carried out before any verdict on their permanency. NZTA statistics show since 2008 there have been three fatalities, 12 serious injuries and 56 minor injuries on the stretch of road. Feedback on the changes should be sent to email@example.com or mailed to NZ Transport Agency, PO Box 1947, Palmerston North 4440 and should be headed “Speed Limit North of New Plymouth”.
Time’s up for the Sign Up for New Plymouth billboard competition, and the winners are Thomas Kerr, 4, of Pukekura Kindergarten and 14-year-old Caleb Bond. With a little help from his kindy friends, Thomas’ creation, which featured the Wind Wand, the clock tower and Mt Taranaki, was coloured creatively and took out one of the competition’s two top spots. Similarly, home-schooled student Caleb Bond was really excited to learn his creation had got a top spot. “I drew a picture of the main attractions in New Plymouth,” he said. The keen artist said he looked forward to seeing his work blown up at either Burgess Park Hill or near the Bell Block airport turnoff. Beginner New Plymouth Mayor Andrew Judd, Taranaki Daily News editor Roy Pilott, and TGM Design director Andrea Leadbetter chose the two winners from 112 entries and the TGM design company would create the final product. The council is considering making the competition a recurring event, changing the signs regularly. The criteria for the competition was to make city visitors feel welcome and the two winning entries incorporated recognizable landmarks and a creative slogan.
In a sad move, instead of moving the Bell Block Caltex Truck Stop from Nugent Street, Bell Block to were the hundreds of heavy trucks are based over on the other side of the motorway the Bell Block Caltex Truck Stop on Nugent Street, Bell Block has had it’s new underground storage tanks doubled in size. This seems a very poor decision firstly by Caltex, then the New Plymouth District Council and thirdly for common sense. In the warmer months of the year the roads will be cut up again with a mass of wet sticky tar. There will be again the issue with the hundreds of truck movements into what is a shopping and residential area. What a mess…..
We have just captured a photo of the 2014 WOMAD sign put up recently at the Bell Block based New Plymouth Airport.For more info on this great Taranaki event being held on the 14-16 March 2014 visit……www.womad.co.nz
25 Dec 2013
Draw 427 Date: 25 December 2013
Latest Major Prize Winners
|Division||Winning Numbers||Correct Heads or Tails||Prize Value||No. Of Winners|
|Division 6||3||–||Bonus Ticket!||26812|
A grey and overcast day has presented itself to resident’s of Bell Block on 2013’s Christmas Day. With heavy rain during the night, weather conditions were not ideal for Father Christmas for his yearly visit to the Boy’s and Girl’s of Bell Block. On Glasgow Street, Bell Block it was reported that Santa’s sled slipped and knocked off a few roof tiles. Other than this it was a faultless display by Father Christmas. Most parents are hoping for a lift in the weather today, to allow the children the chance to display and use their Christmas Presents outside (subject too working batteries of course).We wish you all a very Merry and safe Christmas.
At 9.30am Christmas Morning, in overcast and damp conditions outside, a message of Peace and Hope for a better, safer year in 2014 was one of the messages at the Bell Block Northpoint Baptist Church on Mangati Road, Bell Block. As per tradition on Christmas Day at Bell Block Northpoint Baptist Church they hold a collection/offering towards the tranzsend Angel Appeal. More info on this can be found at: http://www.tranzsend.org.nz/ .The Bell Block Catholic Centre at 138 Parklands Avenue, Bell Block kick off with Christmas Carols Starting at 10am and their only Christmas Day Mass starting at 10.30am. At St Luke’s Church, also on Mangati Road, Bell Block appear to be closed on Christmas Day with no services taking place.
On behalf of our small team here at http://www.bellblock.co.nz ….Ian Lewis and Chris Wright wish you a Safe and Happy Christmas for 2013. We will try to keep up with the news over this very busy period. If you happen to bump into Chris Wright in Bell Block ask him how his diet is coming along…day 8 now…..and make sure he is not drinking any V drinks.
There are no Christmas Eve Midnight Church Services in Bell Block for 2013. At 9.30am Christmas Morning, the Bell Block Northpoint Baptist Church on 116 Mangati Road, Bell Block, holds their only Christmas Day Service.. As per tradition on Christmas Day at Bell Block Northpoint Baptist Church they hold a collection/offering towards the tranzsend Angel Appeal. More info on this can be found at: http://www.tranzsend.org.nz/ . The Bell Block Catholic Centre at 138 Parklands Avenue, Bell Block kick off with Christmas Carols Starting at 10am and their only Christmas Day Mass starting at 10.30am. At St Luke’s Church, also on Mangati Road, Bell Block it is unknown, what if any services are being held.
Further to yesterdays report that the Bell Block Post Office & Lotto Shop business was sold, we can now report the business was bought by Mr Sewark Singh, of Bell Block 4 Square Fame.They have done a good job in relocating the Lotto and Post Shop into their 4 Square business at 11 Bell Block Court, Bell Block. All the P.O.Boxes have also been relocated to the Bell Block 4 Square. The son of the previous Bell Block Post Office & Lotto Shop has been retained (Good move) but it seems he is not sorting the mail into the P.O.Boxes in the morning (Bad move). We wish Mr Sewark Singh every success with handling the Lotto and Post Office in his Bell Block 4 Square Store. It would help him no end if a customer or two collected a big Lotto win. Nothing like being a lucky Lotto shop….Sadly This Bell Block 4 Square will always be remembered as the store that had it’s Liquor License cancelled, hence why buying the Post Office & Lotto shop was such a good idea.