Nor West News : February 24th 2011
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IT'S YOUR FUTURE HANDY ANT PROCESSORS You'll find these prices hard to beat and it's not too late to book your animal with us * We are registered with the NZ Food Safety Authority for Home Kill Processing Ph: 09 420 2848 Fax: 09 420 2870 Handy Ant Processors 93 Monk Rd, South Head WE CAN HOLD THESE PRICES UNTIL THE END OF JULY BE QUICK, THE HOURGLASS IS RUNNING We use two professional contractors for our homekill operation - they are helpful, friendly, honest and give great service. No job is too difficult. Beef Processing Plain & Garlic Sausages (Packed & Frozen) ONLY $1kg ONLY $4. 20kg Auckland Council has released its Draft Annual Plan 2011/2012. It sets out the council's plans for the year 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012, and the budget required to make them happen. It outlines Auckland Council's proposal to undertake $773 million worth of capital works in 2011/2012, and spend $1.8 billion on providing services. It's your rates that help pay for council projects in your local area and across the region, making Auckland a great place to live. Soon you will find a summary of the draft annual plan in your letterbox, which includes a freepost feedback form. We are interested to hear your feedback on the draft annual plan along with amendments we are proposing to our long-term plan. You can do this online or through the freepost form. Copies of the documents and feedback forms are available • at any library • any council service centre • online at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz • call us (09) 301 0101. Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz RW_AK8749_WMP IT'S TIME TO TELL US WHAT YOU THINK Come along to a three-day Holistic Hoofcare Seminar March 26 -- 28 Hosted by Penny Gifford (SHP) Find out how to IMPROVE your horse's health For details visit www.ibem.co.nz Equine Natural Hoof Management Ph: 412 2308 0r 027 252 6090 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.naturalhoof.co.nz Animal antics add to A&P Show fun By RANI TIMOTI Woolly wonder: Trained sheep will be in racing form in The Grand National Sheeplechase at this Saturday's 109th Helensville A&P Show. No pain but plenty of fame. Sheep racing will be in action for ewe at the 109th Helensville A&P Show on February 26. Visitors can cheer and pick their winner from The Grand National Sheeplechase of highly trained sheep with mounted jockeys. No whips are in sight with the jockeys being dressed-up toy horses and the goal is a bucket of feed. Sheep-n-Show organiser Greg Clark says the main object of the sheep racing events is to have a heap of silly harmless fun, aimed at folks of all ages. We will have a new racing sheep in training at both the Helensville and Kumeu shows. His name is Michael Jackson. The event includes a full commentary and pre-race build-up. Greg, who runs his show with wife Mandy, says the sheep can t get on their trailer quick enough. They enjoy their day because they know they re going to get fed. Greg is also renowned for his unique style and sense of humour with his present- ations recommended by the New Zealand Wool Board. Helensville A&P Show co- ordinator Gaylene Ashton says planned events are look- ing good. They include hosting for the first time the National Bank Young Farmer Contest where the winner represents the Northern region at the televised grand final in Masterton from June 29 to July 2. Eight of Northland s best battle it out by demon- strating practical farming skills, theoretical business knowledge and tests of physi- cal and technical strengths. A children s version of the contest, which is being filmed by a television crew, will also run. Other new events include entertainer Richard Handley with juggling and comedy, the Clydesdale cart rides and water walkers -- big blown-up balloons for chil- dren to walk in. Military vehicle displays, the marionette circus puppet show and the band Soul Booth cater for all genera- tions. The wood chopping action, Relish the Taste area packed with the district s food and wine and school students cardboard-cutout artworks with a country focus mean all the senses are covered too. As always there will be animals galore from the equestrian competition and alpacas, sheep, cattle, minia- ture donkeys, horses, poultry and working dogs. More than 200 trade and market stalls along with pho- tography, garden produce, horticultural and craft com- petitions will be packed with bargains. Under the trees, there will be demonstrations of spin- ning and butter-making. Hay bales and seated areas are the perfect place to rest. Free tractor rides from the public carpark are accessed through Stewart St. Eftpos cash out facilities will be available at the show office. Trust offers business courses Subsidised business training is being offered by the Rodney Economic Development Trust to help owners and man- agers reflect and plan for their organisation. Eight fortnightly sessions of 90 minutes each run from early March. Over 50 Rodney busi- nesses took part in last year s courses. Course organiser Nicky Harnett says it is a chance for participants to look at aspects of their business that can get lost within day-to-day oper- ations. Courses start in Wark- worth and Silverdale. Phone the trust on (09) 427-9475 or email leah@ bizrodeny.com.
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