Wairarapa News : September 21st 2011
28 WAIRARAPA NEWS, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 Summer 4049241AA 4025462AA His totally portable unit can be on site and on the job in a very short space of time. With his relatively small 3.5 tonne digger Rex is able to get to those hard to reach places that larger machines may struggle with. "I'm unique in the market - I'm the only small machine around that specializes in hedge cutting covering small rural jobs and also residential. Some of the jobs I do, the others just can't get in there," says Rex. The digger has a unique extra reach boom- the only one in New Zealand and can get into confined spaces. The digger is fitted with rubber tracks so there is no damage to hard surfaces. With the saw fitted, Rex can side trim up to six metres and top up to four metres. The selection of attachments includes a full range of buckets. The 1200mm tilt bucket is ideal for landscaping jobs or cleaning out blocked culverts and drains. The 600mmm general purpose bucket works well for soak pits, offal holes and general digging. The 300mm trench bucket is suitable for digging footings for buildings, storm water drains for soak For prompt and efficient service call Rex Bateman on 0800 HEDGECUT (0800 433 432) or 027 443 3432 Wairarapa Hedge Cutting's Rex Bateman contractor of choice Wairarapa Hedge Cutting's unique combination of equipment makes Rex Bateman the contractor of choice across a huge range of jobs from hedge-cutting to drain work. pits or trenching for cables or irrigation pipes. The 500mm ripper is ideal for removing small stumps, breaking up hard ground for gardens, or line ripping for shelterbelt planting. Rex is heavily involved with the Wairarapa community. He has lived in the region for 30 years and is an ardent member of the Ulysses Club. He is also the Trust House Cycle Tour co-ordinator for the motorcycle marshals. Rex is able to get to those hard to reach places that larger machines may struggle with 4028171AA LANGLANDS MOTORCYCLES 11 Chapel St, Masterton, P. 06-378 8444 F. 06-378 9674 E. firstname.lastname@example.org "EVERYTHING NEW FROM BULLBAR TO TOWBAR" 2012 TRX500 MANUAL • Power Steer (optional) • Fuel Injected • Adjustable suspension • 10% more power • 6% more torque • Improved fuel economy • Water cooled • New seat ergonomics STILL ONLY $13,995 +GST FM FPM $14,755 +GST Jenard Construction Ltd Member of Certified Builders Association of New Zealand We may grow old disgracefully but we work creditably. Masterton based we work throughout the Wairarapa. We specialise in renovations, additions and restorations. We design manage and complete your project. Contact Richard Jenkins LBP Ph: 027 4423 979 or 06 378 8708 Email: email@example.com 4039629AA Heading out on the highway On the road: The Wairarapa branch of the Ulysses Club stop during a road trip through the central North Island. Growing Old Disgracefully is the motto of the Ulysses Club. In some respects it is a slogan that couldn't be further from the truth. There is nothing disgraceful about wanting to cruise the highway with the wind in your face. Perhaps it is just wishful thinking from a bunch of men and women who underneath all the leather are thoroughly decent, yet just a little frustrated at their creeping years. While the motto might be off the mark, the name of the club is right on the money. For Ulysses was the Greek hero, middle-aged and securely in charge of his kingdom, but was bored with things around him and longed to go adventuring again. It relates to the sort of person who still has enough spark to go on riding into middle and later years. The Wairarapa branch of the motorcycle club has grown from just five members 12 years ago to nearly 50. Wairarapa Ulysses is a very active branch that has organised rides of short or long distance, day or overnight, plus 'pot luck' rides. The branch also provides motorcycle marshals for several cycling events. Branch co-ordinator Steve Lee says there is a terrific camaraderie in the club, where members share a wealth of knowledge, enjoy the company of other riders. ''If you are an experienced motorcyclist or just starting out, we will look after you,'' Steve says. Started in Australia in 1983, the Ulysses Club boasts a large and extensive network of members throughout NZ, Australia, South Africa, Britain, Germany, with more countries due to come on board. The main aim of the club is to provide ways for older motorcyclists to get together for companionship and mutual support. It also aspires to show by example that motor- cycling can be an enjoyable and practical activity for riders of all ages. Skills training and safety are important issues. At local level members participate in courses, discuss proper riding techniques, and share knowledge about the correct gear to be worn. Membership is open to anyone 40 years or over, who has a current motorcycle license or who has an interest in motorcycling. A growing number of women have been joining Ulysses, either as riders or pillion passengers. The Wairarapa branch is based in Masterton. Meetings are held at the Wairarapa Services and Citizens Club, Essex St, on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7.30pm. Group rides assemble at the MDC car park at Lincoln Rd and Chapel St, Sundays, 10am. Contact the local co-ordinator: Steve Lee, ph 377 5457 or firstname.lastname@example.org It's perfect weather for riding CONTINUED Page 29 As the weather warms up and the surfaces dry out, bike enthusiasts flock to Wairarapa to enjoy some of the best riding New Zealand has to offer. Langlands Motorcycles in Masterton not only provides the best machines to take out on the local highways and byways, but they also make it easy for like-minded people to get together and share their passion for bikes. In mid-October, regular weekly rides will take off from Langlands on Chapel Street north. These twilight rides are informal groups that include people from a wide range of ages and abilities. Everybody is welcome. Andy Wilson of Langlands is helping to organise these twilight rides which will be leaving the shop around 7pm every second Wednesday night. This group will head off along an agreed route to a destination where they can get a refreshment and head back.
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