Monthly Archives: February 2016

Americana 2016 car cruise through Bell Block

Thursday 25th February 2016 saw the Americana 2016 cruise through Bell Block. We caught up with some of the cars as they turned off henwood road and down the off ramp to state Highway three then they travelled onto Airport Drive and headed on down to the Bell Block based Airport.

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Americarna Cars pour into Bell Block’s New Plymouth Airport

Thursday 25th February 2016 saw the Americana 2016 cruise through Bell Block. We caught up with some of the cars as they turned into Airport Drive and headed on down to the Bell Block based Airport.

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American Flag flown upside Down by mistake in Bell Block

Thursday 25th February 2016 saw the Americana 2016 cruise through Bell Block. We caught up with some members of the public who didn’t realize they were flying the American Flag upside down. This group found a spot on State Highway and enjoyed the afternoon’s event’s.

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Crowd in Bell Block rate the 2016 Americarna Cars out of 10

Thursday 25th February 2016 saw the Americana 2016 cruise through Bell Block. We caught up with some members of the public who were scoring the cars out of 10 when the went past. This group found a nice shaded spot on State Highway 3 to set up and enjoy the afternoon’s event’s.

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Most Americarna Cars delight young and old in Bell Block

On Thursday 25th February 2016 Hundreds of people both young and old witnessed the 2016 Americarna cars roll through Bell Block and out to the Bell Block based New Plymouth Airport.Between 1pm – 2pm hundreds of the cars came down Henwood Road, over the Bell Block Bypass and down the off ramp onto State Highway 3.
Apart from some cars waving the hate flag called the Confederate Flag which promotes Black Slavery, the event went very smoothly. The Police had their work cut out trying to keep the traffic moving smoothly.

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A sad day when Americarna 2016 Car’s wave the Ku Klux Klan Southern Cross Hate Flag in Bell Block.

On Thursday 25th February 2016 a number of cars driving through Bell Block as part of the 2016 Americarna choose to fly The Confederate battle flag, called the “Southern Cross” or the cross of St. Andrew, has been described variously as a proud emblem of Southern heritage and as a shameful reminder of slavery and segregation. In the past, several Southern states flew the Confederate battle flag along with the U.S. and state flags over their statehouses. Others incorporated the controversial symbol into the design of their state flags. The Confederate battle flag has also been appropriated by the Ku Klux Klan and other racist hate groups. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, more than 500 extremist groups use the Southern Cross as one of their symbols.

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Americarna 2016 passes through Bell Block

Thursday 25th February 2016 sees Americarna 2016 pass through Bell Block. At around 1pm-1.15pm all hell will break loose on the Bell Block Overpass as around 500 Americarna cars will come down Henwood Drive, and over the overbridge and then turn right onto the off ramp and down onto State Highway 3. They then turn left at Airport Drive, Bell Block and park up at the Bell Block airport.It’s been a few years but they are heading back to the hanger to check out some of the local aircraft and they will be treated to a formation fly over by classic fighter planes! At 3pm they depart the Airport and drive through Waitara and then onto Inglewood.

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Another Day, Another Serious Car Crash in Bell Block

Bell Block has had it’s 3rd major Car Accident in the past few days, this time, again the Black Spot strikes on the Corner of Mangati and State Highway 3 (Devon Road). The major Accident happened around 5.55pm between 2 cars, who somehow didn’t manage to block the road when the cars came to rest. Fire Engines,Ambulances and a heap of Police Cars attended the accident.
We happened to be on the spot, and helped out until the reinforcements arrived. The Police commented the major factor that no one recently has been killed in Bell Block in these types of accident;s is due to the 80KM speed limit. People would be dead if they were traveling at 100KM. There were no serious injuries, but one of the drivers needed attention from the Ambulance Crews.

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Another Major Car Crash in Bell Block

Police, fire and ambulance staff were called to the scene, at the intersection of Mangati Rd and Sunnyvale St, about 8am on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 after a truck and car collided. The car was waiting to turn right onto Mangati Rd, from Sunnyvale St when the crash occurred. The truck driver was turning right into Sunnyvale St, from Mangati Rd, when he was affected by the glare and hit the front of the car. The 46-year-old female driver of the car and her two teenager daughters were all taken to Taranaki Base Hospital by St John ambulance to be checked out as a precaution, and were discharged from Hospital. Sunnyvale St was cordoned off for a period of time but later re-opened.

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Another Car Crash at Bell Block Black spot.

Two cars have crashed in Bell Block partially blocking Mangati Rd just off State Highway 3. Emergency services were called to the intersection of Mangati Road and SH3, at Bell Block, New Plymouth around 1pm on Saturday 20th February 2016, a Bell Block police spokesman said. Two people were taken to the Taranaki Base Hospital with minor injuries.

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Bell Block’s Only Winner at Top Local Race Day

Bell Block’s Top Horse Trainer, John Wheeler was Bell Blocks only winner today at the M4 NEW PLYMOUTH RACES on 20 Feb 2016,Race 8 – 16:57 – THE WATERFRONT HOTEL 2000 RATING 65 Stake: $20,000 Track: DEAD4 Weather: FINE
8 Heistheone Hayden Tinsley 6.20 2.20
15 Bishop Rock Dylan Turner 1.60
3 The Beaut Dylan Mo (a2) 3.70
Quinella 8, 15 12.30
Trifecta 8:15:3 249.20
First4 8:15:3:4 1040.30
Double 3/8 13.70
DBL concession 3/15 3.10
Treble 7/3/8 131.90
Quaddie 6/7/3/8 402.90
4-Cantina-Brendan Hutton (a1)(2.4L),
6-Attivaree-Johnathan Parkes(2.5L),
11-Texas Yellow Rose-Anna Jones (a1)(3L),
9-Sure Enough-Mark Du Plessis(3.1L),
1-King Nero-Miranda Dravitzki (a1)(3.3L),
10-Shezastunna-Robert Hannam(5.1L),
13-Sakura-Mark Hills(8.3L),
7-Cyclone Tracy-Masa Tanaka(13.6L).
Note: Numbers shown are the distance from winner in lengths. Winning Margins: 1-1/4L, 1L, Hd
Owners: Tom Cully, Brian Anderson, Barrie Hopkins, Grant & Mark John Trainer: John Wheeler, New Plymouth
Breeding: 5 g Istidaad (USA)-Ruff Diamond
Winners Time: 2:03.11

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Happy 2016 Valentines Day in Bell Block

It’s that time of the year again. Happy 2016 Valentines Day in Bell Block, which is shared by the young and young at heart. What do you have planned for this enjoyable day?

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Orca Killer Whales seen at Bell Block Beach

On Monday 8th February 2016 Orca Killer Whales were seen at Bell Block Beach. While it is unknown if this was for the very first time Orca Killer Whales have been spotted at Bell Block Beach, it would be fair to say it is very rare to see these animals so close up. Photo credit goes to Kim Sowman.

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We have reached 1800 Facebook Likes

We have over a few years just gone past our 1800th like on Facebook.

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Happy Chinese New Year for 2016

Kung hei fat choy or Gong xi fa cai! Happy Chinese New Year. As per Chinese tradition, We did a big spring clean of the house today. A clean home means sweeping away any misfortunes to make room for a fresh, ordered start to the year. Bring on the year of the monkey!

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