Wairarapa News : January 25th 2012
20 WAIRARAPA NEWS, JANUARY 25, 2012 4324601AA MASTERTON 7am--6pmMontoFri 8am -- 6pm Sat, Sun, P/Hol Wairarapa owned and operated Ngaumutawa Road, Masterton Ph 06 370 6888 8am -- 4pm every day Great coffee, great service, great food Group bookings welcome No surcharge on public holidays Ph 06 370 6928 SERVICE CENTRE We service any make or model *Ride-ons *Chainsaws *Garden power tools *Expert team of qualified mechanics 7.30am -- 5pm Mon to Fri 8am -- 12noon Sat Ph 06 370 6926 Wairarapa Masonic Village 4309496AA Celebrating 25 Years 1987 - 2012 4327810AA Akura Road, Masterton PH: 06 377 4025 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.rigg-zschokke.co.nz Leaders in Commercial & Residential Construction • New home design and build • Home extensions and alterations • Joinery manufacture and design • Painting and decorating • Solid plastering and Gib stopping • Furniture restoration and spray finishing • Precast concrete • Bridge building and repairs Games, activities, trips Love this place: Kath and Harley Worsley love their village. A community is only as good as its residents and the Wairarapa Masonic Village is extremely fortunate to have a core group of extremely motivated people who organise all sorts of activities. Harley Worsley is the chairperson of the Residents Club social committee which runs many of the programmes -- most of which are held in the village's Rec Centre. The Residents Club is self sustaining. It generates funds through its games such as housie, mah-jong and 500 and then the money gets spent on activities for the residents. They take bus trips out of Wairarapa to places like Te Papa, Parliament and Weta Workshops. It is the residents club that is putting on the 25th Anniversary Dinner tonight and they have organised and paid for the whole thing themselves. The residents run their own regular exercise groups in the hall twice a week. There is a Happy Hour three nights a month and regular monthly Quiz Nights. Every year the committee organises the Christmas Dinner as well as a Mid Winter Christmas Dinner. It is this vibrancy and ongoing activity that keeps the village youthful and active. Though not everybody takes part, everybody is welcome. Harley and his wife Kath love living in the village. They searched the whole of the North Island to find the perfect place and eventually decided to come back home to their roots in Wairarapa. After living in Auckland for 28 years, the couple were surprised at how easy it has been to rekindle old friendships in the place where they grew up. Kath says the Masonic Village is a bit like a large family where everybody looks after each other. When they were looking for a place to retire, they liked the fact that the Masonic Village was non- profit and they were attracted to its spaciousness. ''It's a park-like atmosphere here. We're not all shoved together,'' says Kath. Another aspect that they enjoy is the security. With CCTV cameras and watchful neighbours they know that there house is secure, even when they go away. Mr and Mrs Worsley were very complimentary of long-time village manager Irene Bull. ''We're blessed to have a person like that -- she is an absolute goldmine,'' says Kath.
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