Monthly Archives: September 2015

3rd Shock Rugby Result in 7 Days…This time it is Port Taranaki Bulls Victory over Canterbury

Just when we all thought nothing further could shock Bell Block Rugby Fans after the shock results coming out of the 2015 Rugby World Cup The Port Taranaki Bulls got their tactics spot on against competition leaders Canterbury in Sunday’s 27th September 2015 national provincial championship match in Christchurch. Faced with trying to snatch Taranaki’s first win in Christchurch since 1962, and first ever since the NPC began, the Port Taranaki Bulls played their best match of season to break the duck with a 24-21 win. Their effort was even more shocking given the fact they were missing the likes of James Marshall, James Broadhurst, Jamison Gibson-Park and Marty McKenzie Taranaki were also not helped by the late withdrawal of captain Charlie Ngatai who failed to get over the concussion he suffered after being the victim of foul play last week against Waikato. TARANAKI 24 (Berny Hall, Kurt Baker, Blade Thomson tries; Codey Rei 3 con, pen) CANTERBURY 21 (Johnny McNicholl, Marshall Suckling tries; Tom Taylor con, 3 pen). High Time: 17-13.

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Put your Clocks forward 1 Hour – Sunday 27th September 2015 at 2am for Daylight Savings

Bell Block Residents are reminded to put their clocks forward 1 hour on Sunday 27th September 2015 at 2am for Daylight Savings. Many people would be pleased to see this start 4 weeks later, which would give us all another 4 extra weeks of great weather at the end of Daylight Savings in 2016.

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Bell Block’s New Plymouth Golf Club Course Covered by Debris

With the massive winds that hit Bell Block on Sunday 20th September 2015 and Monday 21st September 2015 Bell Block’s, New Plymouth Golf Club Course has been Covered by wind blown Debris. A club members working bee has been called for Thursday 24th September starting at 8am to clear the course from all the wind blown debris.. Please bring a rake and gloves.

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Red Rubbish Bags now Delivered to Bell Block Homes

The long awaited 52 Red Rubbish Bags have been delivered to Bell Block homes today, Tuesday 22nd September 2015. Keep an eye out for them as the cost around $3.60 each = $188.00 approx. The scandal ridden New Plymouth District Council red bag service starts from the 1st October 2015.

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World Car Free Day – Tuesday 22nd September 2015

World Car FREE Day is on Tuesday, 22nd September 2015! To make it even easier to be car free especially if walking and riding isn’t your thing you can jump on the bus – it will be free all day! Once again the Taranaki Regional Council is providing free travel for the day on the New Plymouth/Bell Block Citylink urban buses (routes 1-9, 20 and 40) and the Connector (Hawera to NP) bus. Leave the car at home, hop on a bus to work, visit friends or just going shopping…. it’s fun, easy and it’s free!

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All Flights cancelled from and into Bell Block Airport

All flights in and out of Bell Block’s New Plymouth airport were cancelled from 3pm Sunday afternoon 20th September 2015 onwards due to very high winds. Just under 10 Flights from/to Christchurch,Auckland and Wellington were affected.
With Planes not being were they should be for Monday Morning Flights there are expected delays till at least 12 noon on Monday 21st September 2015.

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4th Win in a row for Port Taranaki Bulls Rugby Team.

So there are 5 poorer teams than the Port Taranaki Bulls in this seasons 2015 ITM Cup. With an away win at Manawatu assured in a few weeks time being Taranaki’s 5th and final win of this season. Taranaki’s other 2 games this season are away to Canterbury and at home to the High Flying Tasman Mako’s, both games are expected to be heavy defeats for the Port Taranaki Bulls. It’s been 15 long years since Taranaki beat Waikato in New Plymouth and it wasn’t until the 30th minute until Taranaki could rise above their sub-standard play that has blighted their 2015 season. Somehow Taranaki led 20-0 at half time over the Waikato Mooloo’s to reward the big crowd of 7500 fans at Yarrow Stadium. The win meant Taranaki retained the Ryan Wheeler Memorial Trophy for another season, with The Taranaki Rugby Union doing a fine job in attracting large crowds with lot’s of off the field entertainment.
Taranaki 41 (Charlie Ngatai, Seta Tamanivalu, Angus Ta’avao, Sean Wainui, Hika Elliot tries; Codey Rei 4 con, 2 pen, Marty McKenzie con) Waikato 0.

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The Warehouse -Bell Block – Staff Clean Up

Great work from some of the team members from the Bell Block Warehouse picking up rubbish at Bell Block beach on Saturday 19th September 2015. A job well done and we are sure they are glad they didn’t pick Sunday to do the clean up.

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Red Rubbish Bag Delivery Starts in Bell Block from Monday 21st September 2015

From Monday 21st September 2015 The delivery in Bell Block of branded red rubbish bags for New Plymouth District’s new kerbside collection service will begin.
The new rubbish and recycling collection service starts on Thursday 1 October 2015.Nearly all households in the collection area will receive 52 rubbish bags. The only exception is Inglewood residences which, as a result of a shipping delay, will receive 26 bags now and the second 26 by the end of October. For More information go to: http://www.newplymouthnz.com/CouncilDocuments/NewsReleases/RedRubbishBagDeliveryStartsOnMonday.htm

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Killer of Bell Block Teenager Pleads Guilty

The 3 Time convicted Drunk Driver Kylee Denise Wallace Aged 38 has pleaded Guilty of killing Wiremu Vincent Thompson of Bell Block on State Highway 3 near Big Jim’s Garden Centre as he and a friend walked home from a party in Waitara in February 2014. Wallace recently admitted the charge at the New Plymouth District Court and was remanded in Jail for sentencing on October 2015.

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i-phone Found in Bell Block….

An i-phone has been found today, Tuesday 15th September 2015, outside the front doors of The Bell Block 4-Square Supermarket, opposite the Warehouse in Bell Block. If it is yours call in and make yourself known to a staff member at the popular Bell Block 4-Square Supermarket and answer a few questions and you will be re-united with your lost i-phone.

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Kids Eat Free this Friday, 18th September 2015! Get along to Yarrow Stadium

Bell Block Rugby Fans, treat your kids this week with the…..Kids Eat Free this Friday, 18th September 2015! Get along to Yarrow Stadium at 7:35pm as the Port Taranaki Bulls take on the Waikato Mooloos..Kids under 16 years eat free* | Tickets from just $5 | Prizes for the best super hero costumes | Visit the link here for tickets – http://goo.gl/hH30oY | *Terms and conditions apply. What a great job the Taranaki Rugby Football Union are doing off the field this season, along with the great hosts Yarrow Stadium.

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Do or Die Game for Port Taranaki Bulls Rugby Team

Bell Block Rugby Fans will be holding their breath on Friday 18th September 2015 as The Port Taranaki Bulls finish playing a run of very weak teams to now face The Waikato Mooloos at the mighty Yarrows Stadium in New Plymouth. The game kicks off at 7.35pm. Tickets available at the gate, or online. This game is billed as the “Battle of the Bovine”, with anything other then a Waikato Mooloos win would be seen as a major upset.

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Port Taranaki Bulls Rugby Team Win 3rd Game in a row

Bell Block Rugby Fans were pleased that the Port Taranaki Bulls for the 3rd game in a row played another very weak team, the Bay Of Plenty Steamers at Rotorua on Saturday 12th September 2015. Behind 3-6 at the break, off the back of conceeding nine penalties the Port Taranaki Bulls couldn’t sink any lower and slowly sparked into some life in the 2nd half to run out winners 32 – 9. Taranaki 32 (Berny Hall, Toa Halafihi, Kurt Baker, Seta Tamanivalu tries; Codey Rei 3 con, 2 pen) Bay of Plenty 9 (Dan Hollinshead 3 pen).

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14 years Since 9/11…..Bell Block Remembers

Remembering the 2977 innocent people who were murdered by terrorists on this day September 11 2001.

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Banned Booze Outlet in Bell Block seeks permission to Re-Open

For the 2nd time in the last 2 months, The Bell Block 4 Square, BUTTAR BROTHERS LIMITED of 11 Bell Block Court, NEW PLYMOUTH has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the granting of a New Off Licence for the premises situated at 5 – 11 Bell Block Court, BELL BLOCK, NEW PLYMOUTH 4312 known as BELL BLOCK 4 SQUARE. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Supermarket – Off Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday 9am to 10pm. Applicant’s are no longer required to place an advert in the Newspaper. Just a small pink notice on their front door, as in photo below and The New Plymouth District Council publishes the announcement on their website. If you wish to have a say about this application for this company which has been banned for the past 2 years selling Booze in Bell Block visit this copy and paste this link: http://www.newplymouthnz.com/CouncilDocuments/PublicNotices/SaleandSupplyofAlcohol201212082015.htm We wish them every success, but they have a long hard road ahead of themselves.

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2015/16 Yellow Pages start Being Delivered in Bell Block

The good folk at The Bell Block and District Lions Club have the job of delivering thousands of copies of the 2015/2016 Yellow Pages Directory to every Residential and Rural home in Bell Block as well as the fast growing Business/Commercial areas. The last day for delivery is Sunday 13th September 2015. So sit tight, your copy of the Yellow Pages is on it’s way.

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Happy Fathers Day – All the Dad’s in Bell Block

Bell Block Dad’s get to sleep in on Sunday 6th September 2015 for New Zealand’s Fathers Day. What ever the Dad’s of Bell Block are doing on Sunday we wish you have a great day.

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First Time Ever – No Newspaper Report on 1st Ever Port Taranaki Bulls Rugby Win

Bell Block Resident’s will wake up on Thursday 3rd September 2015 and read the Popular Taranaki Daily News Newspaper and starch their heads and say – were is the match report on the Port Taranaki Bulls First ever win under the new name. Well for the first time in living memory Newspaper readers will need to wait till Friday 4th September 2015 due to the game being played after the cut off time on Wednesday night so the Newspaper can be printed and trucked up overnight from Wellington. We warn you it is not pretty to read,If you can’t wait, visit this link:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/provincial/71694331/charlie-ngatai-leads-taranaki-to-npc-win-over-counties-manukau

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Port Taranaki Bulls Win their First Ever Game under the Bulls name

Bell Block Rugby Fans witnessed the Port Taranaki Bulls Win their First Ever Game under the Bulls name. And thats about it. They were awful and 2nd rate with the saving grace that the Counties Manukau Steelers were even worse. Once again a solid crowd turned up in damp conditions, with many leaving at half time as the crowd witnessed the worst first half in ITM Cup Rugby History. The score was 3-3 at half time. The 2nd half was a step up with 3 try’s scored. The next game is away to Northland, and should be another victory, but on current form that will be it for the season.
TARANAKI 17 (Seta Tamanivalu, Kurt Baker tries; Codey Rei 2 con, pen) COUNTIES MANUKAU 10 (Maama Vaipulu try; Jared Page con, Piers Francis pen).

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