Wairarapa News : January 18th 2012
2 WAIRARAPA NEWS, JANUARY 18, 2012 NEWS Editor Walt Dickson email@example.com Phone (06) 370-5690 Manager Lynette Juno Lynette.Juno@wainews.co.nz Fax (06) 370-5699 Advertising Email Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org Web ww w.wairarapanews.co.nz for on-line edition Address 123 Chapel St, Masterton, PO Box 902 BOOKING DEADLINES Retail: 4pm Thursday Class: 11am Monday Except Public Holidays 2185166AB 3602031AJ LANGLANDS MOTORCYCLES 11 Chapel Street, Masterton, P. 06-378 8444 F. 06-378 9674 E. email@example.com Start the Fun Young! CRF50F For Ages 5-7 years $2,195 CRF70F For Ages 7-10 years $2,995 CRF100F For Ages 10-14 years $4,295 CRF80F For Ages 9-12 years $3,795 Finance available from $20 PER WEEK All prices include GST Toxins leaves lake out of bounds for dogs Henley Lake dog walkers are being warned not to let their dogs off their leads around the lake until Masterton District Council advises it is safe to do so. This follows the discovery of toxins related to the decay of algal bloom last week, says Parks and Recreation Services Manager Grant Hathaway. A health warning was issued and signs have been put up at the lake after localised algae blooms were identified. This is a caution- ary approach taken by Council to ensure that lake users are not exposed to these toxins. Exposure to cyanobacteria may cause symptoms such as skin rashes, nausea, tummy upset and tingling and numbness around the mouth or tips of fingers. If you or your pets experience health symptoms after contact with con- taminated water, contact your doctor or vet immediately, Mr Hathaway says He described the toxin as caus- ing a thick surface scum cover- ing localised areas of the lake shoreline. Also observed was a light blue/white streak of decaying cells that are releasing their pigments. This was a common occurrence during bloom decline, he says. Cyanobacteria occur naturally but can increase rapidly during summer months. If the water is cloudy, discoloured, or has small globules suspended in it, avoid all contact. Not all cyanobacterial blooms are visible to the naked eye and toxins can persist after the bloom has disappeared. Cyanobacterial concentrations can change quickly with changing environmental conditions. If a health warning is in place, avoid contact with the water. Gearing up for the big weekend Anniversary events on SUN AND CHEER: This Wellington Anniversary weekend is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the family-friendly TK Day at Te Kairanga vineyard in Martinborough. It is one of many events happening in the Wairarapa this weekend. A diverse range of events will showcase the Wairarapa s wine and food attractions and great outdoors this Wellington Anniver- sary weekend (January 21-23). "This is one action packed week- end and perfect for people wanting to get out of Wellington for a few days and experience all the differ- ent things the Wairarapa has to offer," said Destination Wairarapa marketing manager Barb Hyde. The evening WWI airshow at Hood Aerodrome in Masterton on January 21 will commemorate the Joyeux Noel - a time during 1914 when soldiers on the Western Front put down their weapons for one evening, celebrating Christmas with each other. The airshow will feature air- craft from the Vintage Aviator col- lection, one of the largest collections of WWI original, repro- duction and replica aircraft in the world. It includes the Fokker D.VIII or the Flying Razor as it was known to Allied pilots. The show will also see the return of the original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car from the 1968 movie, offering rides and photo opportunities for donations to charity. There will also be free vintage vehicle rides in WWI ambulances, tanks and troop carriers, live entertainment, food and beverage stalls and full com- mentary. Gates open at 3pm with rides from 3.30pm and the airshow display beginning at 4.30pm. Those with a penchant for wine and food will be well catered for on both days with the sold out Meandering Vineyard Lunch (Saturday, January 21) and TK Day at Te Kairanga Winery (Sunday, January 22) being held in Martinborough. The Meandering Lunch, which has now sold out two years in a row, will see the owners of four family-owned, award winning boutique vineyards share their experiences and passion with visitors. People can meet and chat with the owners of Croft Wines, Coney Wines, Julicher Estate and Te Hera Estate, savour their wines and enjoy exquisite food. The next day is the family- friendly TK Day which showcases food from Wharekauhau Country Estate, wines from Te Kairanga, Machiatto coffee and refreshing gelato. Visitors are also welcome to bring in their own picnic lunch and face painting and balloon sculpting will be available for chil- dren. Popular band Uncle Monkey will entertain during the day. Tickets are $30 and $5 (8-17 years) with under-eights free. Tranzit is also offering a pickup and drop off service from the Featherston railway station. For more information visit tkwine.co.nz. The third round of the 2012 Jet- pro Jetsprint championship will be held at the Tauherenikau race course on Sunday and is the pre- cursor event to the two-round World Series starting three weeks later. The aqua track is located inside the Tauherenikau venue, north of Featherston on State Highway 2. For those just wanting to chill out and enjoy the scenery take a trip out to Riversdale Beach, 45 minutes drive east of Masterton, to watch the next generation of surf life savers in action. Sunday s Nipper Carnival will be held at the Riversdale Beach Surf Life- saving Club with events for surf club kids aged seven to 14. For more information about these events or other events happening in the region this summer visit wairarapanz.com.
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