Nor West News : April 19th 2012
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 7 NOR-WEST NEWS, APRIL 19, 2012 Wednesday 25th 4521974AA WAIMAUKU RSA ANZAC DAY SERVICE 11 am Wednesday April 25th at Waimauku War Memorial Hall, Station Rd. Waimauku RSA, State Highway 16, Waimauku Ph 411 7532 Come in and see us anytime. We are open Tues - Sat from 5 pm. Full bar services. Meals available Wed and Fri. POPPY DAY this Friday April 20th We will be at Waimauku, Huapai and Kumeu shopping centres. *Proceeds to welfare to assist our older returned members Financial Year End Specials still Available Great Prices on selected stones NOW North Memorials 342 Great North Rd, Henderson Ph: 838 3800 • www.northmemorials.co.nz 4514166AE KAIPARA MEMORIAL RSA Contact: Secretary/Manager Brian Caltaux 4208888 Mob 027 350 1499 Restaurant OPEN Wednesday to Sunday Bar Snacks & Meals 4.30pm to 8.00pm Want to become a member and enjoy our facilities -or not quite sure? TRY a 2 month Temporary Membership 4531734AA Turning 75 in 2012? If you are a Waitemata resident between the ages of 50--74, you may be eligible to participate in a free bowel screening programme o ered by Waitemata DHB to check for early signs of bowel cancer. Once you turn 75, you will no longer be eligible to take part in this programme. Call 0800 924 432 before you turn 75 and we will send you an information pack and a test kit. WAI1827 ANZAC SERVICES Anzac services in the nor- west: Helensville War Memorial Hall, Commercial Rd at 11am. The parade assembles at 10.45am outside the former Rodney District Council office, corner Commercial Rd and Rata St. Other wreaths will be laid at the hall before the service. Waimauku Memorial Hall, 11am. The parade starts at 11.30am following the service with the march back to the RSA for a wreath laying ceremony. Parakai Dawn Ceremony at the serviceman's cemetery, Helensville with the service following the parade at 6am, assembling at the cenotaph, Parakai Domain. Riverhead War Memorial Park, 9am. A parade and wreath laying. Swanson RSA, 9am. The parade assembles 8.45am at Swanson Primary School. Waitakere RSA clubrooms, Township Rd, 11am. Hobsonville RSA, 11am. A parade assembles 10.15am at Hobsonville School. Anzac services coming up Flags out: Anzac Day services and parades in the nor- west will forge on whatever the weather. Remembrance services in the nor-west are expected to attract size- able crowds on Anzac Day. Waimauku RSA presi- dent Dave Chisholm, a Vietnam War veteran, expects the day will be much the same as last year, hopefully attract- ing more families again. Speakers include Chief Petty Officer Joe Er- ridge, Deacon Hans Flapper, Rodney Local Board chairman Bob Howard and National Party Helensville Elec- torate chairman Stephen McElrea. Last year, tears and laughter flowed along with the rain at the memorial service which was attended by up to 300 people. The service and par- ade in Helensville has a strong community in- volvement with schools and groups partaking and families lining the main street. Kaipara Memorial RSA secretary manager Brian Caltaux says: We have 24 remain- ing World War II veterans among our ranks and we hold them in great esteem as they are the living history of New Zealand. We also have vet- erans from Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Viet- nam and other areas of conflict,'' he says. Although over 80 per cent of the RSA member- ship consists of associate members, most have had family members who have served in these areas of conflict. We see each year the younger generation is keen to try and under- stand what these men and women went through.'' Mr Caltaux says many soldiers came back from war suffering from post traumatic stress syn- drome, but very few understood what that meant in those dark days, so help and under- standing was the excep- tion rather than the norm. He cited an article in the RNZRSA Review about an airman who was finally diagnosed by his doctor with the syn- drome when he was 85. The old soldier felt an immense load lifted from his shoulders and was able to come to terms with the guilt he felt at surviving when so many of his mates died. I would encourage all of Helensville to come and support these men and let them see how proud we are of them and what they achieved,'' Mr Caltaux says. Scarecrows take prizes at festival Scared Crow: Tim Le Masurier's entry won the strangest section in the Kumeu Arts Centre's biannual scarecrow festival. Silly doll: This jingling rag doll by Jessica Watson O'Neill won the silliest section. Check out the creative and freaky scarecrows and vote for your favour- ite in the Kumeu Arts Centre's Scarecrow Fes- tival. The biannual event runs until April 21 with a gaggle of Scarecrows in the gallery at 300 Main Rd, behind Kumeu Library. A range of entries from many groups and individuals boast their own identities. They range from a ghostbuster, a Monsters Inc creation (Mike) and organic creations from hay or grapevines, an elegant papier mache Miss Piggy, a mermaid, a baby scarecrow, Builder Bob, scarecrows sitting reading, hanging and made of blocks; a scared crow surrounded with beachcast plastic in its nest, and an industrial type scarecrow made by the Kumeu Fire Brigade. Prizes have been awarded with gifts donated by Arcadia Design Store, Coopers Creek and Kumeu Stationers. Festival winners include Country Bears Childcare Centre for the most stupendous scare- crow, Jingling Rag Doll in a basket made by Jes- sica Watson O'Neill for the silliest scarecrow and Nathanael and Virginia Ellis-Kirifi for their Strong Man and Blue Lady characters for the smallest scarecrow. Tim le Masurier won a prize for the strangest scare- crow, Olivia Spinetto's Ghostbuster won the scariest prize and the most sophisticated was Miss Piggy. A people's choice award is still adding up with voting at the arts centre. Pop-up scarecrows can also be seen around the wider Kumeu area.
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