Monthly Archives: January 2014

Help the Police…..Come Out…Come Out were ever you are in Bell Block

Bell Block and Taranaki Police are asking for help in the search for a Taranaki man charged with common assault and dangerous driving. Mayce Te Whetu Marama O Taranaki Nicholas, of Waitara, is wanted for several offences and has warrants out for his arrest including common assault, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and receiving stolen property. Police are warning that anyone found to be assisting Mr Nicholas may also face charges. If you have any information on his whereabouts please contact your nearest police station.

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Ex Bell Block Boxing Club Official Opening in New Plymouth

Box Office Boxing Club is about to hold the official opening of its new base in New Plymouth. The non-profit club, previously based at the Mangati Hall in Bell Block, will officially open on Leach St under Supercheap Auto this weekend, Saturday 1st February 2014.During the opening day people can sign up for the club, buy equipment and meet some of the club’s outstanding athletes, and also watch displays, take part in sample workout sessions and take a look around the new premises. Operations began from the new space earlier this month, January 2014. Already, through word of mouth alone, membership to the club’s workout programmes have more than doubled. They have been open 14 hours a day, five days a week, and they average 20 to 30 people a class. They’re really getting massive, their numbers of last year were very low just due to where we were. It was very discreet where they were. About 80 per cent of people attending the club now have not tried boxing before. “Most of my original lot, boxers and kids, are all still on holiday.”

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Re-Launch of Bell Block’s Big Jims Garden Cafe

Bell Block’s Big Jim’s Garden are have their big re-launch of the café this weekend the 1st and 2nd February 2014. Come and see the new renovated café. This is what has been happening behind the black walls. They have a new children’s play area outside and it is all looking great. For their re-launch weekend they are having some fun!!! Buy one regular coffee get one free!! Free ice cream cones for the kids!! If you make a purchase at the café you can enter a draw for one of three great prizes. A night’s accommodation at Pepper’s on the Point Rotorua including 4 course meal and breakfast, Valued at $1235.00. Port to peak helicopter ride for two, Valued at $500.00…Double pass for Saturday at WOMAD, Valued at $278.00. They will be having spot prizes all weekend so just by being here you may win a prize!! See you here this weekend

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Bell Block School set to Re-Open for 2014

Bell Block School re-opens on Monday 3rd February 2014, at 8.55am. As always they look forward to welcoming theirexisting students back as well as they wish to advise that the school office is open for new enrollments from 9.00am-3.00pm weekdays. For any queries please phone (06) 755 0838 or text 027 310 9038 or email the Principal Roz Miller……

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Bell Block’s Cherish Childcare New Service

Fast growing Childcare outfit, Bell Block’s Cherish Childcare are starting 2014 with a new service which should prove poplar. They are now offering before and after school care at Bell Block’s Puketapu School for it’s students from the beginning of Term 1 2014. Before school care will also include a nutritious breakfast. Children will be supervised by Qualified teachers in a safe, fun, happy environment. Phone them on (06) 755 4405 for days, times and prices.

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Big Wednesday Draw No: 432 29th January 2014



DRAW date:

29 Jan 2014

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  • 29
  • 30
  • 41

Coin Toss:Heads

Draw 432 Date: 29 January 2014

Latest Major Prize Winners

Division Winning Numbers Correct Heads or Tails Prize Value No. Of Winners
Division 1 6 Yes JACKPOT! 0
Division 2 6 JACKPOT! 0
Division 3 5 $1,135 40
Division 4 4 $20 2432
Division 5 3 Yes $12 22988
Division 6 3 Bonus Ticket! 22639

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Bell Block Pool say’s parents are responsible for the safety of their children.

Bell Block pool will not be following New Plymouth in introducing stricter adult: child ratios. The privately operated Methanex Bell Block Aquatic Centre is continuing their standard water safety regulations, which do not impose a stringent adult: child ratio. Bell Block pool manager Mike Fox said he understood where the New Plymouth District Council was coming from with its new regulations. While he believed some of the ratios were “too tough”, he was not criticising the council. Under New Plymouth’s new ratio requirement, a family with a child under 12 months old and a child under 2 years old would require two adult supervisors at the city’s Todd Energy Aquatic Centre. Bell Block requires parents or caregivers to actively supervise their charges under 8 years old. Mr Fox said the key words were “actively supervise”, but there were still parents reading magazines, texting or looking at their iPads instead of watching their children. He said there were no plans to change the current pool regulations or put a ratio in place. “However, if an adult turns up with a dozen under-8s we’ll say no,” he said. If an adult shows up with three or four children, they are asked to keep them together in a group. Mr Fox said there had been instances of adults leaving their charges to romp in the water while they headed off somewhere. Last week a mother dropped off her two children, aged 3 and 6, then went to the local bar. “Our lifeguard had to ask the children where their mum was and tracked her down to look after her kids,” Mr Fox said. A father had done the same thing some years ago. PARENTAL CARE: Methanex Bell Block Aquatic Centre pool manager Mike Fox says parents are responsible for the safety of their children.

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Conman could be knocking on Bell Block Houses door’s

This man Darryl Sarten is going door to door in Bell Block and other areas selling small pictures, stating they have been made by people from Hands-on-art Studio or vision impaired people, who are based at the Metro Plaza on Devon Street West, New Plymouth.. Darryl was asked to stop doing this last September 2013 and the police have warned him that he is breaking the law. Recently the Management from Hands on Art Studio have been notified that he is still selling these pictures and stating the money is going to their studio. They have not seen any money from Darryl at all and don’t expect to. If you see Darryl at all selling these pictures please can you contact the police immediately.

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Bell Block Recipients of New Zealand Lottery Grants

This time around the only group to receive Money from the New Zealand Lottery Grants for 2012/2013 is the Northpoint Community Trust. They received $20,000.00 of money gambled by New Zealanders. It is unknown what the Northpoint Community Trust does, but it is understood to be based at the Northpoint Baptist Church on Mangati Road, Bell Block. Anyone know, who/what/where about the work they do?

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Bell Block’s Dolly’s Milk now Sell’s Fresh Vegtables

Bell Block’s Dolly’s Milk is now also selling fresh vegetables. All vegetables are locally farmed, spray free, picked daily and well priced! Some of vegetables include sweet corn, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumber, courgettes, potatoes, and marrows. Come and check it out! They are located at 209 Manutahi Road….just 3-4 minutes drive from the Warehouse in Bell Block.

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Transit fails again – Letter to the Editor

Friday 24/01/2014 Letter to the Editor – The Taranaki Daily News Newspaper

The recent 80kmh speed restriction between Bell Block and Waitara, and closure of passing bays in between is an admission by Transit NZ that it has failed completely – again – in its duty to provide a safe roading network for the Taranaki region. Stating the reason that it wants to decrease accidents, deaths and injuries is commendable. But Transit NZ, here’s a thought – why not build safer roads, intersections and passing bays in the first place. Are our lives not worth it in the Taranaki region? New worksafe legislation may be an issue here for Transit NZ. How can it raise the speed limit back to 100kmh and re-open now closed passing bays if it already knows that roads are dangerous? This new legislation states that if any person knowingly or by action or inaction contributes to accidents resulting in injury or death, they will be subject to the severe legal penalties. Dangerous roads just might meet this legal criteria. Our local MP appears to have gone both invisible and silent over this roading issue (must be another election coming up soon). Taranaki, as a region of New Zealand, has 4 per cent of its population and contributes 7 per cent of its GDP. Yet it receives nothing for its efforts in terms of safer roading. How about we reduce the speed limit on all dangerous roads to, say, at least 50kmh – might as well make the whole Taranaki region safer while we’re at it. A permanent 50kmh speed limit for all Taranaki roads. Then Transit NZ won’t have to spend any of our taxes and our fuel levies on any roading in the Taranaki region at all. Problem solved. (Abridged.)


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Big Wednesday Draw No: 431 22nd January 2014



DRAW date:

22 Jan 2014

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  • 29
  • 34
  • 40

Coin Toss:Tails

Draw 431 Date: 22 January 2014

Latest Major Prize Winners

Division Winning Numbers Correct Heads or Tails Prize Value No. Of Winners
Division 1 6 Yes JACKPOT! 0
Division 2 6 JACKPOT! 0
Division 3 5 $837 54
Division 4 4 $21 2323
Division 5 3 Yes $12 23033
Division 6 3 Bonus Ticket! 23464

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Bell Block Puketapu Kindergarden Re-Opens for 2014

Bell Block Puketapu Kindergarten based right next door to Bell Block Puketapu School on Dillon Drive, Bell Block kicks off 2014 on Thursday 24th January. You can contact them on: (06) 755 1366 or email: .Their Session Times are 8.30am till 3.30pm. Phone them up to check out what classes operate between these times. They also wish to point out that…….2013 Taranaki Regional Council Educational Environment Award Winners…..Small Group size-max 30 children during session time…..Fully qualified and registered teachers…..Fun, inclusive and safe learning environment for 3-5 year olds.

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Another Fitness Company to open in Bell Block

A 24 Hour state of the art gym is being built in Bell Block in the industrial area, on the corner of Cygnet and Swans Road, Bell Block. The gym will cater for Men and Women and opens in April 2014. They have 175 Foundation Memberships remaining available. When you sign up on this offer on a 12-month contract you receive a foundation price of only $15.00 per week. Get in Quick. (Terms and Conditions apply). You can contact the Rampage Fitness team on: PH: 027 726 7243 or PH: 027 RAMPAGE. Find them on Facebook(search for rampage fitness north). I wish it was open now, but sadly I will have to wait till April!!!

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One Winner Scoops $1 Million on Lotto



DRAW date:

18 Jan 2014

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This week’s Winning Wheel serial number(s) 061-27768591-20xx from Auckland City

This Draw’s Winners
Winning Numbers Bonus Ball Prize No. of Winners
Division 1 6 $1,000,000 1
Division 2 5 Yes $20,039 15
Division 3 5 $631 495
Division 4 4 Yes $62 1205
Division 5 4 $34 18639
Division 6 3 Yes $24 26166
Total Lotto Prizes: $2,949,350
This Week’s Winning Wheel

Winner from Whangarei


Winning Numbers Bonus Ball PowerBall Prize No. of Winners
Division 1 6 Yes JACKPOT! 0
Division 2 5 Yes Yes $0 0
Division 3 5 Yes $2,608 35
Division 4 4 Yes Yes $138 89
Division 5 4 Yes $65 1472
Division 6 3 Yes Yes $44 2100
Total Powerball Prizes: $291,642


Winning Numbers Prize No. of Winners
Strike 4 Exact order all 4 JACKPOT! 0
Strike 3 Exact order any 3 $1,054 75
Strike 2 Exact order any 2 $83 5279
Strike 1 Exact order any 1 Bonus Line 134997
Total Strike Prizes: $652,204

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Netherlands Crush Papua New Guinea but still go through in top 3

Bell Block Cricket fans have been treated to another one day thrashing, but this time it was Papua New Guinea who received the hiding by 130 runs. At Pukekura Park in New Plymouth today, Sunday 19th January, The Netherlands batted first and were far too strong hitting a massive 323/4 of their 50 overs. the man of the match was Netherlands Eric Szwarczynski who top scored on 129 not out. In reply a out of sorts Papa New Guinea team could only muster a poor 193 after 37 overs after losing all their Batsmen.

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Bell Block’s John Wheeler train’s 3rd Winner in 3 Days

Bell Block’s top horse Trainer, John Wheeler collected his 3rd winner in 3 days with Steel Rose winning in the $100,000 Wellington Race Meeting on Saturday 18th January 2014. After winning 2 x $7000.00 Stake Money races in New Plymouth on the Thursday the 16th January 2014, the $100,000 stake race is the biggest any Bell Block Horse Trainer has won for a number of months.

Wellington Races: Race 3 – 13:51 – NADEEM WAKEFIELD CHALLENGE 2YO STAKES GII 1200 m


Stake: $100,000 Track: GOOD2 Weather: CLOUDY
# Name Jockey/Driver/Trainer Win Place
5 Steel Rose Samantha Collett 4.30 1.60
9 Platinum Balos Leith Innes 3.90
3 Al Pacino Opie Bosson 2.60
Bet Type Runners Dividend
Quinella 5, 9 30.00
Trifecta 5:9:3 388.90
First4 5:9:3:4 1771.40
Treble 3/3/5 109.30

4-Passing Shot-Mark Du Plessis(3L),
7-Smashing-Matthew Cameron(5L),
2-Vector Change-Kelly Myers(5.1L),
6-Cryptic-Michael Coleman(5.9L),
8-Lyric’s Way-Darryl Bradley(9.7L).
Note: Numbers shown are the distance from winner in lengths.
Winning Margins: 1/2 nk, 1L, 1-3/4L
Owners: Steel Rose Syndicate
Trainer: John Wheeler, Bell Block
Breeding: 2 f Guillotine-Aga Panther

Scratched: 1-Vinnie Eagle.

SUB: 7 Smashing
Winners Time: 1:08.89

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Papua New Guinea now playing Neatherlands (Holland) in World Cup Cricket in New Plymouth

Toss: Netherlands, who chose to bat

Venue: Pukekura Park, New Plymouth

Umpires: Brent Bowden, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Shaun George (Reserve)

Referee: Jeffrey Crowe

Bell Block Cricket fans are in for a treat today from 10.30am, Sunday 19th January, The Netherlands (Holland) are playing Papua New Guinea in Match 12 of the Cricket World Cup Qualifiers at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth. According to the format of the tournament, the 10 teams will be equally divided into two groups with the top three sides from each group progressing to the Super Six stage. The top two sides from the Super Six stage will not only reach the final but will also qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to complete the 14-team tally. Both Papua New Guinea and the Netherlands are expected to be in the next stage of these Qualifiers…….The Super Six Stage. It is free to get in, that your children along foa a entertaining game of cricket.

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Papua New Guinea Crush (Pub Cricket Team) Uganda in ICC World Cup Qualifier

Bell Block Cricket Fans were treated to a red hot Papua New Guinea (PNG) team as they recorded another easy victory on day three of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier New Zealand 2014 (CWCQ), with PNG’s Charles Amini claiming six wickets to lead his side to its second big win of the tournament. Amini, who ripped the heart out of the Uganda (more like a pub cricket team) batting line-up, took career-best figures of six for 19 from his ten overs to help dismiss Uganda for 105 inside 36 overs at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth. After being sent in to bat, Uganda’s Roger Mukasa was the only batsman to make a major contribution, scoring 33 from 39 deliveries. PNG reached its target for the loss of just one wicket, with Lega Siaka continuing his good form, following up Monday’s century against Kenya with an unbeaten 65 to see PNG reach 107 for one in 17 overs to record its second win of the tournament. Amini was thrilled with his performance: “I found a really good rhythm and I was landing the ball well.” The leg-spinner said that his team is also performing well: “There’s a great feeling around the team. We’ve only lost three wickets in the tournament so far, and we’ve had two comprehensive victories. “We’re very confident, and can’t wait to take on Namibia and the Netherlands. But we’re just taking it one game at a time,” he said. Score in brief:

At Pukekura Park, New Plymouth

Uganda 105 all out, 35.5 overs (Roger Mukasa 33; Charles Amini 6-19, Mahuru Dai 2-4)

PNG 107 for one, 17 overs (Lega Siaka 65 not out, Assad Vala 37 not out)

Result: PNG won by nine wickets

Man of the Match: Charles Amini (PNG)

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Papua New Guinea Crush (Pub Cricket Team) Uganda in ICC World Cup Qualifier

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