Monthly Archives: November 2014

Donate Blood in Bell Block – Save a life

Location: Bell Block Community Hall, 27 Bell Block Court, Bell Block, Date: Monday 1st December 2014, Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Mobile NZ Blood Bus will be in attendance.

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Mascot Released for U20 FIFA 2015 Football World Cup being held in NZ

With 6 games being played at Stadium Taranaki we just had to show this image of the mascot ‘Wooliam’ – representing the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 being held in NZ next May/June 2015. Makes you think of New Zealand straight away? It’s not a cow…it’s a Black Sheep. Native of NZ of course. They are seen in Paddocks everywhere when you are driving!! Just hope they never paid anyone 1 cent for dreaming this up. More sheep jokes coming our way from our overseas friends. Likelyhood of NZ’ers buying anything with his mascot on….0%

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Bell Block’s 1st ever Christmas Parade

Bell Block’s 1st ever Christmas Parade Starts at 10am, Saturday 6th December, Starts in Wynyard Street,Bell Block, then into Murray Street into Nugent Street, past the shopping Centre…….will do 2 laps of this circuit, then a BBQ etc in the Bell Block School grounds. With 25 or so Floats expected it’s not to late to put in a Christmas float. Phone the good guys at Bell Block and Districts Lions Club: Jim Copeman 06 755 2694, or Barrie Stening 06 757 8890 or Maurice Harvey 06 755 0046. Another great Bell Block Community Event put on by the Lions Clubs of Bell Block.

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Who let the Pirates out at the NP Christmas Parade

Saturday 29th November at 6pm saw the annual Egmont Lions New Plymouth Christmas Parade held in fine but overcast conditions. We picked up on 2 floats from Bell Block. The 2nd float had a pirates theme from Cherish Childcare based in Maralyn Place, Bell Block.

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Bell Block Childcare enter Spectacular Float in NP Christmas Parade

Saturday 29th November at 6pm saw the annual Egmont Lions New Plymouth Christmas Parade held in fine but overcast conditions. We picked up on 2 floats from Bell Block. The first float was a very impressive Bell Block Childcare from Nugent Street in Bell Block.

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Melbourne City FC v Wellington Phoenix FC LIVE at Peggy Gordons

Make sure you get along to the home of the Wellington Phoenix FC in Taranaki this Sunday 30th November 2014 – Peggy Gordons Egmont Street, New Plymouth,to watch the boys take on Melbourne City FC at home. Kick off is at 5.00pm.

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The Seekers are at the Bowl – Tonight

The Seekers are in town! Here’s some handy hints to make tonight, Saturday 29th November 2014 run smoothly: Gates open at 5.00pm with the concert to start at approx. 7.00pm, the best entry point is via the Kaimata St entrance. There will be no access via Rogan St due to an event at TSB Stadium. Parking is available by the Racecourse Gate from 3.00pm, limited parking available on Brooklands Rd. You may bring rugs, low deck chairs, water in sealed plastic bottles and a homemade picnic. Please no beverage, commercial food or glass. For more info visit http://www.npeventvenues.nz

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New Plymouth Christmas Parade is on today – 6pm

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Bell Block Christmas Foodbank Collection

Remember to put your food out for the annual food bank collection throughout Bell Block on Monday 1st December 2014, starting around 5.30pm, The Bell Block and District Lions Club run the collection along with help from the community and the Police. Just a reminder to the people living in the Links. Yes you are living in Bell Block, and it’s about time more of you donated items to this worthy cause.

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All Flights Cancelled in/out of Bell Block Airport

Due to heavy fog/mist all flights in and out of the Bell Block based New Plymouth Airport to Wellington,Christchurch and Auckland have been cancelled so far today, Tuesday 25th November 2014.If you’re going to be at Taranaki’s largest airport today, check in with the flight schedules at http://www.newplymouthairport.com

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Bell Block Voters – Maori Wards

Recently The New Plymouth District Council foolishly voted to introduce Maori Wards and Maori seats at the next election. This was against the wishes of the wider community. One councillor resigned as a result of the decision. This controversial proposal can be challenged by Bell Block and the New Plymouth District locals through a binding referendum. Local Bell Block resident Hugh Johnson has launched a petition calling for a binding referendum on whether or not Maori Wards and Maori seats should be introduced. He needs around 3,500 signatures by 2 March 2015. If you are a resident of Bell Block or the New Plymouth District and want to have the people decide this very important democratic issue, then please print out the petition form below, print and sign. Please try to fill up the form by encouraging others (neighbours, family, friends, workmates) to sign as well, then mail signed form to – “Petitions”, 27 Liardet St, New Plymouth
If you live outside the New Plymouth area, please bring this information to the attention of your New Plymouth contacts (family, friends etc) so that they can take part in this critical democratic process. CRITICAL INFORMATION
1. Only people eligible to vote for the NEW PLYMOUTH DISTRICT MAYOR can sign this petition. It will be checked by the Chief Electoral Officer.
2. (a) All that is required here is your name, your address and your signature. This petition is demanding a referendum. 3500 signatures are required to force the New Plymouth District Council to hold a referendum.
(b)The wording of the referendum is “Should a Maori Ward be established in the New Plymouth District?”
PETITION FORMS CAN BE DELIVERED OR POSTED TO:- “Petitions” 27 Liardet Street, New Plymouth” PETITION FORMS NEED TO BE RECEIVED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, AS IT IS HOPED TO LODGE THE PETITION WITH THE COUNCIL BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Let’s put an end to this nonsense.

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The Latest Bell Block Jobs

Saturday 22/11/2014,Taranaki Daily News Newspaper,Bell Block Jobs

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Earthquake Jolts Bell Block

New Zealand Earthquake Report
Magnitude 3.6, Sat, Nov 15 2014, 10:58:33 pm (NZDT)

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Public ID 2014p860582
Intensity moderate
Universal Time November 15 2014, 9:58:33
NZ Daylight Time Sat, Nov 15 2014, 10:58:33 pm
Depth 5 km
Magnitude 3.6
Location 20 km west of New Plymouth
Latitude, Longitude -39.02, 173.85
Agency WEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality good

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Bell Block’s Favorite Retail Shop for Christmas

For the month of November 2014, Bell Block’s favorite retail shop for christmas, Santa’s Choice on Egmont Road has a super deal for everyone who purchases one of their gorgeous christmas trees over 6ft goes into a draw to win a $200 Santa’s Choice voucher. They have 12 different varieties and different sizes as well. So if you are looking for quality, pop along and see their shop and they can help you choose your perfect tree. Promotion applies to NZ only. They do ship nationally. Shipping cost varies depending on your address.

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Residents of Bell Block Remember 11.11.11

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Bell Block Trained Horse Legend…..Rough Habit has passed away

Bell Block’s leading horse trainer John Wheeler, heard on Friday 7th November 2014 that the iron horse known as Roughie passed away this morning. Since his retirement from racing after 29 victories winning more than $3.7 million in stakes the 28 year old house has been at Cambridge Lodge in the Waikato.

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Car Rolls on Bell Block Motorway

An man is in hospital and a dog is missing after a car crash just in Bell Block this afternoon this afternoon, Saturday 8th November 2014. The man was driving his car into New Plymouth on the SH3 Motorway when he clipped a roadworks warning sign near the Egmont Road intersection that sent his car rolling onto the grass verge near Placemakers. The driver was not seriously injured but he had been travelling with his dog and the animal could not be found at the scene of the crash. The dog was a type of terrier and asked anyone who saw the animal in the area to contact The Bell Block Police Station.

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2015 Cheif’s Rugby Season Tickets are on Sale now

For all us Bell Block Rugby Fans, here is a chance to win a trip for two to Brisbane with the team to watch the Chiefs play the Reds…Get your 2015 membership now and be in the draw. http://theloyal5000.co.nz/

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New Plymouth Guy Fawkes Display is on Tonight in Full Winter Blast Conditions

Responsible Adults are set to smash their children’s bedtime rules as at 9pm tonight,Thursday 6th November 2014 in New Plymouth they will set off the fireworks in Full Winter weather conditions. There is music from 7pm. Enjoy the winter weather and wrap up warm…… and remember although it is now the 6th November…”Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason, Why the Gunpowder treason, Should ever be forgot!” Happy Delayed Guy Fawkes Day!!!!

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Guy Fawkes is Cancelled in Bell Block and New Plymouth

In an act of god….at 4pm Wednesday 5th November 2014 weather slammed into New Plymouth and Bell Block like has never been seen before apart from watching an end of the world movie.
This was not in the weather forecast and the way the dark clouds rolled over New Plymouth and Bell Block was like a dark blanket. Rain dropped in almost unseen force with massive hail stones, the size and force never seen before in New Plymouth or Bell Block. Hold on to your fireworks and keep them dry. If weather permits Guy Fawkes night will be on Thursday Evening 6th November 2014. At least the pets and animals can be happy. They will have a peaceful evening ahead tonight.

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