Wairarapa News : January 18th 2012
3 WAIRARAPA NEWS, JANUARY 18, 2012 NEWS Bill: 027 674 4955 Tim: 027 458 4003 Ph: 06 377 0177 • 51 Dixon St, Masterton www.hintzmotors.co.nz 2010 Award Winning Dealership $20,990 $6,990 2005 Ford Courier Xlt 2.6L Petrol, 5 Speed Manual, X/Cab, 2wd, Rear Opening Doors, Commercial Roof Racks, Canopy with side Opening window, Alloys, T/Bar. . Was $16,990 2.2L, auto, aircon, air bag, CD player, tow bar, NZ new 2003 Ford Fairmont 4.0L, tip tronic auto, 8" alloys, full electrics, remote locking, very tidy. 2002 Toyota Camry GL wagon 1999 Honda Integra $15,990 2.8L, V6 NZ New, 2 owners, BBS Alloys, Tints, Full Black Leather, Tow Bar 2003 Skoda Superb $15,990 CAR OF THE WEEK $33,990 18 2003 BMW X5 3.0L Diesel, Auto, 19" Alloys, Full Leather, Full optioned, Tow bar, 88000kms "stunning in black" NOW $5,990 2002 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.5 ltr V6, 7 Seater, Nudge Bar, NZ New only 2 owners, 4WD 5 Speed Auto, 78,244 km 1.8 VTEC, 5 Speed Manual, Alloys, CD Player, Dual Airbags, Spoiler SPECIAL was $6,990 $10,990 Pajero D, 3729589AP Quake-prone town hall still in use FROM Page 1 The council is sending out forms with its rates demand inviting residents to give feedback on what should be done with the town hall. Submissions close on February 17. The hall is available for use in the meantime but people are warned that it is earthquake prone and there is a risk as the hall is built of unreinforced masonry. The outcome for a building that is made of unreinforced masonry inabigshakeisnotagoodone and therefore people need to be aware that it is an earthquake prone building,'' said the council chief executive officer Dr Jack Dowds. The council has sent notices to 220 building owners in South Wairarapa letting them know that they need to have engineering reports done on their properties. So far the council has been notified that five buildings in the district are below the 33 per cent threshold. South Wairarapa District Council's policy, adopted in 2006, requires the performance of earth- quake prone heritage buildings to be improved to above 34 per cent of the standard for new buildings by 2021. IN BRIEF Motorcycle crash A 62-year-old man was airlifted to Wairarapa Hospital on Sunday afternoon after he crashed his motorcycle into a car on Te Wharau Rd. Life Flight responded at 4.15pm with a Wellington Free Paramedic on board the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. The man had been riding his motorcycle to Flatpoint when he hit a vehicle coming the other way. He suffered lacerations to his legs. The helicopter was able to land next to the crash site and the man was flown to Wairarapa Hospital emergency department, where he was treated for his injuries. Thieves take gokart A gokart was stolen from a shed on a property on Black Rock Rd, east of Masterton, over the weekend. The occupants of the house reported the theft just after midnight on Sunday morning and it is believed the gokart was taken just before this time. The steel motorised gokart is described as blue and chrome. Hutt car found A car stolen in Lower Hutt was recovered in Featherston on Sunday. The Subaru Impreza was found on Fitzherbert St and no people were found in connection to the theft. Youths hurl bottles Two police officers were forced to flee when they were pelted with glass bottles after trying to break up a group of 200, mainly young, men who had gathered to drink alcohol and race their cars on a rural Wairarapa back road on Thursday morning last week. Senior Sergeant Warwick Burr said police were alerted just after midnight to a gathering of cars near Millars Rd at the intersection with Longbush Rd, which links Masterton, Gladstone and Martinborough. Residents had complained that 50 to 100 cars were doing burnouts and racing on the road. They found one car doing burnouts and several members of the group -- mainly men in their late teens and early 20s -- began lobbing bottles. ''Police were forced to disengage and a short time later the group dispersed themselves,'' Mr Burr said. All balloon victims identified Police have formally identified all 11 victims of the Carterton balloon crash. In a media statement yesterday coroner Peter Ryan said the remaining victims identified were Howard Cox, 71, and his wife Diana, 63, both of Wellington; Des- mond Dean, 70, and his wife Ann, 65, both of Masterton and Denise Dellabarca, 58, of Paraparaumu. Mr Ryan paid tribute to the work of the police's disaster victim identification team. The horrific nature of this tragedy meant experts faced a very difficult challenge but their skill and dedication means we have been able to return loved ones to their families in a relatively short timeframe. A mixture of visual identifi- cation, dental records, fingerprint, DNA and ante-mortem infor- mation was used during the pro- cess and will allow the families to progress the legal formalities asso- ciated with a death.'' The coronial inquiry had been adjourned until the police and Transport Accident Investigation Commission investigation were completed. At that time we will see what, if any, questions remain unanswered and then determine the best way forward. All the families can be assured that the coronial system will continue to support them and that they have my deepest sym- pathies,''Mr Ryan said. All 11 people on board a hot air balloon, piloted by Lance Hopping, 53, died when it struck power lines and burst in flames at 7.25am on Saturday, January 7, crashing to the ground at Somerset Rd, north- east of Carterton. Canes and Crusaders a sellout Full house: Tui Brewery commercial manager Nick Rogers says the Crusaders versus Hurricanes at Mangatainoka next month ''will be a real battle of north versus south''. With 25 days to go before the Hurricanes take on the Crusaders in the Super Rugby pre-season game at the Mangatainoka RFC, all tickets have been sold. Hurricanes commercial manager Sam Rossiter-Stead couldn't think of a better way for his team to start the season. This is a fantastic way to begin the 2012 Hurricanes season -- our third full house at Mangatainoka,'' he says. With this year's tickets selling even faster than the two previous years, the team at Tui Brewery and the local Mangatainoka com- munity has brought the big game back to the heartland. I know our players are thrilled at the prospect of returning to Mangatainoka and putting on a real show for the fans.'' The pre-season opener, on Saturday, February 11, is the brainchild of Tui Brewery commer- cial manager Nick Rogers. He says the 8023 ticketholders will be in for a treat when two of Super Rugby's most passionate fran- chises go head to head. Little Mangatainoka will be bursting at the seams with Crusaders and Hurricanes rugby fans,'' he says. It will be a real battle of north versus south.'' Like previous games, February's game is expected to go down in grassroots rugby folklore. It will again be held on Neil Skin'' Symonds farm next to Tui Brewery and a wetter than normal summer has helped transform his back paddock into a top-notch playing field. Compared to last year which was incredibly dry, I've only had to irrigate the field once due to the unusual wet weather we've had -- in fact I've been mowing it every second day because the grass is so thick and dense,'' says Skin. However, this year's weather has meant the field is looking great.'' As an extra bonus -- All Black captain Richie McCaw will oversee the 3pm kick off of the main game. Along with rugby greats Sir Brian Lochore and Sir Colin Pinetree'' Meads, McCaw and the captains of both teams will speak to the 1300 corporate ticket holders after the game. This is all about bringing the big show to the small town and showing the rest of the country that heartland rugby is alive, especially in Mangatainoka,'' says Mr Rogers. That is what's so beautiful about this festive event -- it's true heartland. Selling out again shows the level of support for our national game in provincial New Zealand.'' Mr Rogers says those lucky enough to have tickets should start thinking of what they are going to dress up as for the day, while others now wanting tickets will have to fight for them on Trade Me.
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