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Internet safety expert
established 1992Thursday 13 august 2015
Three days of online-safety workshops
at Geraldine Primary School and Geraldine
High School have left students, parents
and teachers enlightened, empowered and
Internet safety and risk assessment
consultant, John Parsons, educated and
entertained as he outlined the reality of
cyber danger and provided solutions to
8538children and adults enter the world
of technology knowing how to stay safe
from online predators. While he stated, “I
can go geek” about technology, his focus
is on healthcare and mental wellbeing as
he “journeys into sensitive areas”. His work
includes consultancy for the New Zealand
police and the New Zealand government
educating, supporting and providing child
protection. He explains the victim is always
at the centre of his decisions.
In his evening workshops, John outlined
case studies of real predators at work within
New Zealand. One 15-year-old girl had
900 connections on Facebook. Some were
strangers. She was friended by a paedophile
who groomed her to send over 60 sexualised
selfie photos to him, which he posted online.
In another incident, a 60-year-old widow,
groomed by an online predator, parted
with thousands of dollars. She had formed
an online relationship with three men and
decided he was The One. In fact, he was all
three men. The predator had created three
different false profiles on a dating site.
John’s workshop at Geraldine Primary
School was an age-appropriate version of the
evening sessions and year 4, 5 and 6 students
from Geraldine Primary School, Carew-Peel
Forest School, Woodbury School, Waihi
School and Winchester Primary School
attended. His key message to children is,
“use your digital muscles” and create a
“digital boundary” to keep family, friends
and yourself safe. “If you get butterflies in
your tummy, listen to your butterflies. Always
John Parsons: “He was amazing. We were so privileged to have him here,” says Sarah Wilson.
Photo: Pip Goldsbury.
show Mum and Dad.” A show of hands at the
primary school workshop indicated a number
of children have already been asked for
photos, names and age by online strangers.
While John spoke of the reality and the
dangers of the cyber world, he is positive
about technology and encourages its safe
use. “Don’t blame IT. It’s the behaviour.” He
says, “If we teach our children to cross the
road safely, they can cross the road safely
anywhere in the world. This is the same for
technology.” He adds, “We don’t open the
front door of our house and invite strangers
in; we shouldn’t do it online.” John dared his
audience to care and “look for what we do
good in the physical world and do it in the
Parent and primary school teacher,
Sarah Wilson, was impressed with John’s
workshops and his ability to impart his
message at age-appropriate levels. “He was
amazing. We were so privileged to have
him here.” Molly Wyborn, year 7 student
at Geraldine High School, echoes Sarah’s
enthusiasm. “He made me feel safer on
the internet and I’m sure he helped a lot of
people. I was glad he came to our school and
talked to us about it.”
Narrative poem of mishaps and characters to be shared
Local poet Jan Vernon is reading her
recently self-published narrative poem, The
folk at Kaka Courts at the Geraldine Library,
on Thursday 20 August at 1.30pm.
“It is a fictionalised and folksy account of
the mishaps, characters and observations of
a small community of older folk – tales of my
imaginary friends in rhyme,” she says.
A previous reading engaged her listeners
to the extent that Jan Vernon has had to pen
a sequel to round off the characters and to
satisfy the “what-happened-to “questions.
“I don’t rely on my own judgement. As
this is self-published, I sent it individually to
two qualified and critical friends in Otago for
their honest opinions before going into print.
I am about to do the same with the sequel. I
write poetry to keep my mind going and with
this one particularly aimed at older people I
hope that it will be enjoyed.”
The nonagenarian and winner of first prize
in the 2007 Timaru Festival of the Roses
poetry section, has been a lifetime poet and
writer but it wasn’t until she was about 70 that
her poems were first included in a published
anthology. Several of her amusing poems
have also been published in The Geraldine
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Hamlet abridged at The Lodge Theatre
Geraldine Rugby Football Club
Special General Meeting
16 August 2015 @ 4pm, GRFC Club rooms
A special general meeting is called to gauge interest in
afternoon grade rugby. The club is currently of the view
that without considerable new input we will be unable to
field a senior rugby team next season.
The meeting is open to all members who have an
interest in local rugby. If local support is not forthcoming
then, unfortunately the current committee will have to
look at more dire options. So the question is: do you
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“To be or not to be”; “Neither a borrower nor a lender
be”; “Though this be madness, yet there is method in ‘t”;
“This above all: to thine own self be true”. You’ve heard these
words before somewhere. It may have been a few years since
you studied Shakespeare but there’s a wonderful opportunity
this week to catch a Shakespearian tragedy: sword fights,
Medieval jesters, insanity, ghost visitation and most of the cast
dead by the end of the play: Hamlet – possibly Shakespeare
at his best.
“The students are doing an absolutely fabulous job,” says
director Kay Paterson. “They have fully engaged with their
characters and absorbed the complexity of the Shakespearian
language. I have seen them develop as actors and grow in
their understanding for the play and all its layers of meaning
over the rehearsal period.”
The cast of six has been working since last term on this
60-minute abridgement of this classic, and between them
cover 13 characters. “So there’s a few quick changes.” says
Mrs. Paterson. “The dead Polonius is dragged off by Hamlet
and then has to do a quick change to be back on as Horatio
in the next scene.”
“There are a few unsafe seats that we will have to keep
as unavailable,” says Kay. “as the final fight scene between
Laetres and Hamlet uses not only the stage space but the
aisles as well.”
“Whether people know students in the cast or not, the
community needs to get out and support these young vibrant
actors,” says Kay. “It’s a compelling and moving show. Well
worth getting out to see.”
The second performance of Hamlet is on this Saturday 15
August at 7.30pm at the Lodge Theatre. Tickets, available at
Just One Wish or at the door for $5.
We are now calling for funding applications for projects in
the Timaru District in the following categories:
• Public Events
• Rural Community Halls maintenance
• Non-profit organisations providing free, ongoing
• Non-profit organisations focused on preserving history
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• Low interest loan funding to develop new or improve
Application forms are available from the Council offices
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Last term 44 Geraldine High School students from
Years 7-13 participated in the Language Perfect World
Championship, an online vocabulary competition run over
a ten-day period.
“The results were fantastic, both individually and as a
team,” says French teacher Jane Donald. “Twelve students
gained gold awards, four students gained silver, ten students
gained bronze and 16 students gained credit awards.”
As a team, Geraldine High School was first for French in
the 1-50 students category - not just in New Zealand, but
internationally. Out of 144 schools in this category, from
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Challenges and tuition at Writers Group
Woodbury resident Judith Farley has started a new writing
“Anyone can join from beginners to a published person –
anyone who has an interest in having a play with words.”
Judith wants to assure would-be writers that the emphasis
is on having fun.
“There are some great imaginative people out there
and they have this amazing skill of storytelling but maybe
something is holding them back [from writing it down].”
The Geraldine Writers Group is all about positive critique
and provides an informal opportunity to meet people, have
a chat, brainstorm and learn about writing in a low-key way.
Under nominal leadership from Judith who stresses she is not
the owner of the group, members are also set fun exercises
and challenges to stimulate creative writing from the heart.
Skills such as punctuation are also covered.
“A lot of people are really great writers but are put off by
punctuation so I thought it would be a good thing to look
Teaching sessions with in-house and external tutors are
planned on proof reading, autobiography, playwriting,
poetry, song writing, how to write for television and how
to get published.
Judith is a published writer and her first book The Soul’s
Journey, and How it Affects your Life was published in 2013
“I woke up one morning and knew I had to write a
Judith says the Geraldine Writers Group, which has been
running for three months, started over a cup of tea. She had
tried to start a writing group in Woodbury several months
ago but it did not get off the ground. Then when talking to
a friend, Faye McGunnigle, the conversation turned to their
joint interest in writing and Faye suggested they start a group
“Faye and I decided to give it one more go and get one
World War 1
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And see my mate shot in the chest.
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He is quiet, lifeless and struggling for air…
Why do we need war?
Upset and angry, I hatch a plan…
I’ll need to go into no-man’s-land,
To throw a deadly grenade
as the day begins to fade.
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I run back for cover
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After many long days of this evil fight,
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Geraldine Lions changeover
The Geraldine Lions Club held its annual changeover
meeting of its president and board recently. With over 100
attending the evening made up of Lions Club members and
partners, and visitors from other Lions’ clubs.
Outgoing president Jim Hopa gave an interesting report
on the club’s very successful year and the distribution of
many thousands of dollars to worthy causes and individuals.
The club’s new president for the 2015-2016 year, Dave
Doy, was then introduced.
Entertainment for the evening was provided by the
Geraldine Primary School Kapahaka Group; four talented
senior Geraldine High School students, comprising of a
classic guitarist and a trio of violinists; and talented local
singer Zoe Scott.
It has been a relatively quiet time recently, according
to Geraldine’s Snr Constable Murray Thatcher but there
remains an unsolved issue of low value burglaries and thefts
which appear to be opportunistic and possibly linked to
crimes committed by previous suspects.
“Until we can catch them in the act we can’t arrest them,
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The group meets on the last Sunday of each month in
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so we need the public to continue to be on the lookout and
report to us as quickly as possible.”
Speeds on the open road seem to have come down
generally with most drivers in the 95-102 kph band with the
odd “idiot” still travelling too fast, Snr Constable Thatcher
observed. However, having recently caught a driver
coming through one of the Stop signs in town he said that
there is still room for some people to better observe the
Geraldine’s Community Vehicle
Trust meets needs
Board chair Alister France presented the trust’s 19th
annual report recently. In it Mr France noted that taxi
passengers decreased in the 2014-15 year but charter
business grew. The trust’s vehicles rentals and charters
travelled a total of 73,946 kilometres. This is similar to the
73,419 kilometres travelled in the previous year.
Mr France reported that day bus custom fell by 2,174
passengers on the previous year.
“We raised our fares at the end of our 2014 year and has
this resulted in a 9 per cent reduction in gross taxi income
and a 28 per cent reduction in numbers of taxi passengers
carried. It is also interesting to note that our vehicle
expenses are similar to last year yet we have one more
vehicle in the fleet. Our charter gross income increased
by $8,146, possibly reflecting the change in our pricing
structure last year.”
The new Toyota HiAce bought in September 2014 cost
around $58,000 on the road, said Mr France. It was paid
for from trust funds so there was no need to seek special
Mr France paid particular tribute to Barry Hill, who
resigned from the board after about 12 years’ service.
Just wanted to let the community know that the people
from Lotto recently came and surprised and filmed Wendy
Patrick at Mainly Music to thank her for all she has done
for Plunket over the years.
They put together a one-minute clip of the interviews
they did here, and the shoot at Mainly Music. This will play
on the Lotto draw this Saturday, and will be on the Lotto
website next week. Thought this might be of interest.
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Geraldine District Golf Club. Tuesday 4 August. NZR stableford
round 3. J Gallichan, D Dewe, L Collins 37, J Kellahan 36, A Reid, C
Jopp 35, A Cornelius 34. 9 Holes: M Gregan 20, P Leslie 18. Nearest the
Pin: M Blackmore. Nett Birdies: A Reid, C Gibbs, J Kellahan, A Cornelius
9 Holes: E Gunn, J Oliver, K Redwood, M Gregan.
Wednesday 5 August. North/South: 1 Kay Le Lievre & Diane
Stuart 66.67%, 2 Mary Thatcher & Alison Bragg 59.17%. East/West:
1 Marj Lamming & Anke Numan 55.56%, 2 A Tiffen & Jane Te Whata
Thursday 31 July. Geraldine Handicap Pairs 2. North/South: 1 L
Johnson & H Rinaldi 55.38%, 2 E Lyon & J Nicholson 53.50%, 3 C
Johnson & F Numan 50.92%. East/West: 1 R Bray & J O’Brien 64.08%, 2
J Harmon & R Pitelen 61.53%, 3 P Kippenberger & M Reilly 51.78%.
Results after Round 9: R Bray & S Rinaldi 66, S Thompson &
A Wilson 65, P Kippenberger & R Brylkowski 60, J Scott & J Cooper
60, F Kippenberger & H Bragg 59, E King & M Ellery 57, J Ellery &
C Coulter 53, C Flannery & G Rate 52, M Burridge & G Imms 50, B
Lewis & J Desborough 50, K Inwood & R Hartley 48, H Holmes & B
Rose Bowl: Results after Round 3: S Thompson & A Wilson 23, J
Ellery & C Coulter 22, J Scott & J Cooper 21, E King & M Ellery 21,
P Kippenberger & R Brylkowski 20, F Kippenberger & H Bragg 18, C
Flannery & G Rate 18, H Holmes & B O’Keefe 18, K Inwood & R Hartley
17, R Bray & S Rinaldi 17, B Lewis & J Desborough 15, M Burridge & G
Imms 11. Games: R Bray & S Rinaldi 7 v P Kippenberger & R Brylkowski
6, S Thompson & A Wilson 7 v M Burridge & G Imms 0, E King & M
Ellery 9 v K Inwood & R Hartley 3, J Scott & J Cooper 8 v C Flannery
& G Rate 5, H Holmes & B O’Keefe 7 v F Kippenberger & H Bragg 5, J
Ellery & C Coulter 9 v B Lewis & J Desborough 4.
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Prompt efficient mechanical service, contact Geraldine
Auto Restorations, 34 High St, ph 693 1401.
PICTURE framing. Jex and Dave Allison, now The Art Of
Framing. 34 Havelock St, Ashburton. Ph 03 307 6651, 027
431 5108. [email protected]
painter. Geraldine-based. Friendly professional service,
good rates, excellent local references. Ph 693 9803 or 027
auto parts and accessories. North End Motors, ph
Stump Grinding Solutions will be in your area soon.
Our services include stump and root grinding, tree felling and
site clearance. Ph Paul 021 232 3099 or 03 688 7244.
PC upgrades/repairs: Geraldine Computer Solutions.
Ph 693 9496.
Car troubles, contact Geraldine Auto Restorations, 34 High
St, ph 693 1401.
Stewarts Panel & Paint, 214a Talbot Street. Ph Stacey and
Brook 693 8446 for all your panel and paint requirements.
COAL, coke, firewood and kindling available from Geraldine
ELECTRIC blankets. Single $35, queen $59.98. At Geraldine
Close: 5pm on Fri 28 Aug 2015
chimney sweep. For a clean, reliable and local service
call Dan Mckerrow for chimney sweep and repairs. Ph 021
Clothing alterations, mending, creations. Ph Raylene
We offer a good range of modern machinery, and
a competitive salary package. If this sounds like
you then we would be delighted to hear from you.
Send written applications including contact details
for two referees and a copy of your CV to:
Geraldine District Golf Club
PO Box 61
Or email: [email protected]
TRAVEL broker, Sue Hammond. Ph 693 9141. Email:
car grooming. North End Motors, ph 693 8673.
We are seeking a qualified and experienced
greenkeeper to maintain and develop our picturesque 18 hole golf course. This is a full-time sole
charge position with good support from members.
The successful applicant must be experienced in all
aspects of golf course maintenance.
For more information and a copy of the job description, contact the Secretary, Max Bensemann,
on 693 8938.
Trades and services / Mahi a ratonga
Van Coffee. Geraldine-based mobile espresso. Bookings
contact Ian on 021 187 8095.
Waihi Lodge Care Centre
Geraldine Lions Annual
Time to give your garden a boost!
Order forms will be delivered to your mailbox
mid August. Orders to be returned by
30 August. Deliveries will be on 5 September
(if wet 12 September)
Waihi Lodge Care Centre is a community-owned facility
providing rest-home level care to elderly residents. We
have an opportunity for someone to join our team:
• Working in the mornings 8.30-1pm/2pm to prepare and
serve the main lunchtime meal.
• 40-50 hours per 4-week roster, plus the opportunity to
provide leave relief for the other cook.
We are looking for someone who can cook for a crowd (up
to 40 meals), is well organised and is a great team player.
A food safety certificate would be a bonus!
Please contact Kim Harris, manager for further information
or to apply on 693 8131, email [email protected]
Any enquiries please phone 021
221 2051 and leave message.
Another Geraldine Lions Community Project
DELI ASSISTANT – FULL TIME
A Full Time position for a Deli Assistant has
become available in our busy, Family Operated
Tasks include slicing, packing, preparing food,
cooking, stock rotation and counter service.
The successful applicant will enjoy working in a
team environment, have a positive attitude and
be committed to delivering first-class customer
(MUNDELLS CAFE) GERALDINE
ICEBREAKER SALE 30% DISCOUNT
(on a huge range of selected items)
10% discount on our all our retail purchases
Gifts for all occasions
Keep a look-out for new knitwear ranges
in store soon
Free coffee with any retail purchase
for the month of August
Daily roast and chef’s hot dishes
Plus extensive cabinet and full à la carte menu
If you would like to join a Progressive Business
and have the following attributes;
• Have excellent communication skills
• Be self-motivated
• Have an eye for detail
• Be a team player
• Have a sense of humour
• Be honest and reliable
We would love to hear from you,
email [email protected]
Specific days and hours of work will be discussed
at the interview.
The GERALDINE NEWS, thursday 13 august 2015
Carew Peel Forest School
Learning Support Assistant /
20 hours per week
We seek an energetic and motivated person who would
enjoy the opportunity to work with delightful country kids
and a supportive staff.
Position details available by emailing
Kay Ward, Principal
health and well-being / Hauora
Bowen Therapy practitioner: Nikki Turner, Woodbury, ph
Eating out / Kai wahi kē
village inn, open every day from 11am.
Property / accommodation whare noho
ROOM to rent, older woman to share, home central. $150/
week. Ph Tamara 693 7010.
House to rent, two bedrooms plus large sunroom, available
late August. No pets, reference required. $280/week. Ph 027
Upcoming events / Mea pakiri haere
Weight Watchers Meeting, 6-7pm, St John’s hall. Ph
Leander 027 465 6240.
Multiversal paint. Just $58 for the 4 litres, 10 litres $114.
Attractive colours at Hammer Hardware. Ph 693 7312.
GOLF clubs. Brand new set, complete with trundler, just
$599 at Geraldine Hammer Hardware.
chainbar lube special. Just $26.99 1 gallon (3.785l) at
Geraldine Hammer Hardware.
GUMBOOTS for all ages at Geraldine Hammer Hardware.
geraldine news deadline, noon on Mondays at Hammer
Cinema Ph: (03) 693 8118
Country Hospitality at its best
SCREENINGS FROM THUR 13th TO WED 19th AUGUST
A terrific heart warming film! Ben
Kingsley & Patricia Clarkson in (M)
LEARNING TO DRIVE
THUR & FRI AT 5.15PM
WED AT 7.15PM
Tom Cruise explodes
onto the screen! (M)
Brought back by popular
demand! Come along and enjoy
Based on the classic Thomas Hardy
FAR FROM THE
A From Disney/Pixar. A great
head where 5 emotions - Joy,
Anger, Disgust, Fear & Sadness USZUPHVJEFIFSUISPVHIMJGFŷ(Ÿ
GREAT MOVIES Still GREAT PRICES
So get to the Geraldine Cinema and see the movies on the
GREAT BIG SCREEN
Geraldine Visitor Centre
THURSDAY 13th AUGUST
►Geraldine Toy Library AGM, 7.30pm at Toy Library,
193 Talbot Street, all welcome. Ph Amanda 027 533 9608
►Yoga, 9.30am and 6pm, both sessions now at The Academy. Ph Paula 693 8109
►Girl Guides, 6.30-8.00pm for girls aged 9-12½ years at
the Guide and Scout Den. Ph Marie 693 8779 for info.
► Social Darts, 7.30pm at Geraldine Town & Country
Club. All welcome. Phone Marie 693 8664
►Arthritis Exercise Class, 10.30am at St Andrew’s Church
Foyer. Ph Irene 693 9505
►Shine Adults Community Choir 7.15-9pm at The Academy,
all welcome. Please phone Christopher 027 568 5515
►Geraldine Rock’N’Roll Club 7.30 - 9.30pm at Town &
Country Club. All welcome. Ph Lynda 693 8652
► Geraldine Bridge Club, Contract Bridge 7.15pm at
Geraldine Bowling Club, ph Stan or Helen 693 7566
► Children’s Choir entry by koha, 4.30-5.30pm at The
Academy. Please phone Christopher 027 568 5515
► Four Peaks Seido Karate, beginners class, 6-7pm at
Bowling Club . All Welcome. Ph Gisell 021 0228 7049
► The Corral Workshop 9am-4pm, woodwork, metalwork, glass & pottery. All welcome. Ph Cyril 693 8630
FRIDAY 14th AUGUST
►Iconz,6.30-8.00pm at St Andrews Hall. Fun, skills, &
challenge children aged 6-11 years. Parents welcome. Ph
Susan 693 9905. For transport ph Hilary 693 7665
►Geraldine SeniorCare coffee morning 10 -11.30am at
Seniorcare Function Centre, all welcome. Ph Lesley 693 8057
►St Mary’s Church, Holy Communion at 11.15am, then
Luvaduck Lunch at 12noon. All welcome. Gold coin.
►Craft Creators, 9.30am - 12noon at St Andrew’s Hall.
Learn card making, scrap booking or knitting, $2 entry, all
welcome. Ph Karen 03 303 7397 for more info.
► Parliamentary Clinic, 10am - 12noon at Geraldine
Resource Centre. Hannah Lind here on behalf of Jacqui Dean,
Jacqui is available by appointment. Ph 0800 679 248 254
SATURDAY 15th AUGUST
►Hamlet 7.30pm at Lodge Theatre. Tickets $5 from Just
One Wish or at the door. Make sure you don’t miss this
stunning production by Geraldine youth.
►Morris Dancing, 1.15pm at the Academy, Talbot St. All
welcome. Enquiries to Rhys, ph 693 8726
►Walk in Wardrobe, open 10am-12noon at The Lodge
Theatre, ph Carol 021 042 0849
SUNDAY 16th AUGUST
►The River City Jazzmen, 2.00pm at The Lodge Theatre.
Authentic Dixieland Jazz at its Best, tickets from Tresjoli
►Geraldine Archery Club, coaching at 11am, club day at
1pm, at Orari Racecourse. Ph Stewart 693 9952 for info.
►Catholic Mass, 9am at the Church of the Immaculate
Conception, cnr Hislop/Peel St, Geraldine.
►Living Waters Christian Fellowship, 10am at Orari Hall.
All welcome. Ph 693 8056 for more info.
►St Andrew’s Church, 9.00am Contemporary Worship,
11.00am Traditional Worship.
►St Mary’s Church, Geraldine, 8.00am Holy Communion,
10.30am Cartoon Church (Children’s Service)
►St Anne’s Church, Pleasant Valley, 9.15am Holy Communion
MONDAY 17th AUGUST
►Geraldine Ladies Probus, 10am at Denfield Golf Club.
New members welcome. Ph Jean 693 7209 for info.
►Creative Fibre Group, we spin, knit & natter, 10am to
3pm at Geraldine Vintage Car & Machinery Museum. All
welcome. Ph Rosie 693 8319
► Pleasant Valley Playgroup, for children up to 5 yrs,
9am—12pm at the Old School, School Road, Pleasant
Valley. All welcome, ph Claire 693 8773
TUESDAY 18th AUGUST
►Orari River Catchment Steering Group, 7pm at SeniorCare Function Centre. Ph Rhys 693 8726 for more info.
►Alzheimers Support Group, 10.30am at Resource Centre. Friendly, informative support for people who support
others with memory loss. Ph Barbara 03 687 7583
►Aoraki Migrant Centre, 1-4pm at Geraldine Resource
Centre, free and confidential advice and support for
migrants. Ph Rosie 03 687 7371 or 021 837 7717 for info
► Newcomers Network Coffee Morning, 10-11.30 at
Mundell’s Café. Come in & make some friends. Everybody new to Geraldine area welcome!
►Geraldine St John Youth, 7.00 - 8.30pm at St John’s
Rooms. For ages 8-18yrs. Ph/txt Todd 027 500 4360
►Mainly Music, music and movement for pre-schoolers
and caregivers, 9.30am at St Mary’s Church. $3 / family.
►Indoor Bowls, 1.30 pm at St Andrews Church Hall, all
welcome, ph Pam 693 8651
►Gentle Exercise Class for elderly, 10am at SeniorCare
Function Centre. Ph Jenny 693 7076
►Petanque at Geraldine Bowling Club, 1.30pm-3pm
► Geraldine Scout Groups: 6.30pm Cubs at Geraldine
Scout Den. Phone Brian 693 9829 for info.
►Morris Dancing, 5.30pm at the RSA rooms, Talbot St.
All welcome. Enquiries to Rhys, ph 021 462 260
►JP Service for certifying documents, 12.30-1.30pm at
Geraldine Community Resource Centre, a free weekly
service, no appointment needed. Ph 693 7001 for info.
►Pleasant Valley Smallbore Rifle Club, 7.30pm at Pleasant Valley Hall. All welcome. Ph Jenny 693 8228
►Geraldine Ukulele Club with Hugh & Fi, 7.30pm at St
Andrew’s church foyer. Bring a uke and a smile.
WEDNESDAY 19th AUGUST
►Housie, 7.30pm at Geraldine Town & Country Club. All
welcome. Ph 693 8713 for info.
►Yoga/Stretchies join us 6-7pm at Woodbury Hall $5 per
session, all welcome Ph 692 2980 for info.
►Geraldine Kindergarten Playgroup, all preschoolers &
caregivers welcome, 1.00 - 2.30pm. Ph Tracey 693 8888
►Plunket Nurse in Geraldine, morning home visits and
afternoon clinic. Phone Paula 693 8177
►Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan, 9.30am Sat, 6pm Wed for
beginners, 6.30pm Wed gentle exercise. Qigong 11am
Sat. All at Geraldine Bowling Club. Ph Tim 021 141 9142
► Funergy Fitness - Fighting Fit Classes, Tues & Thurs
6.30pm, Geraldine Primary Hall. Ph Lynda 021 264 4400
►Geraldine Craft Market, 9am - 3pm Sat & Sun, Cox St
opposite St Andrew’s. Email [email protected]
► Geraldine District Golf Club, men’s golf Sat & Wed
12.30pm, women’s golf Tues 10am & Sat 12.15pm, and 9
-Hole women's golf 10am Wed.
►Geraldine Four Peaks Seido Karate Club meets 6 - 8pm,
Tues & Fri, Geraldine Bowling Club. Ph John 027 204 5057
►Geraldine Patchwork Group, Tues 7-9pm ph Maureen
693 8328, and Thurs 10am-3pm ph Joanne 693 8488
►Geraldine Toy Library, open Tues 10.30-11.30am & Sat
9.30-11.30am, 193 Talbot St. Ph Amanda 693 8294
►Grande Vue Golf Club, mixed golf Sun 12.30pm, women’s golf Wed 9.30am. New members welcome.
►Midwifery Clinic, pregnancy planning/testing and fully
funded maternity care. Ph Kathryn 021 334 254
►Red Cross Shop, Talbot St, open Tues 10am - 3pm,
Thurs 10am - 3pm, and Sat 10am - 12noon.
► Rosie’s Recycled Clothing Shop, Peel St, open Tues to
Fri, 11.00am - 3.00pm.
►Zumba® Fitness Mon & Thurs 9.30am at T&C Club,
Toning Wed 9.30am at T&C Club, Fitness & Toning Wed
7pm at Geraldine Rugby Club, Gold class for beginners &
seniors Tues 10am at T&C Club. Ph Gisell 693 9760
The Community Diary is collated and produced by the Geraldine Community Resource Centre (693 7001)
and published by The Geraldine News as a free service for our community.
The GERALDINE NEWS, thursday 13 august 2015
Fresh Tegel NZ Skinless Chicken
Tip Top Ice Cream 2L
Fresh NZ Beef Blade
Country Fresh Carrots/Onions
24 x 330ml Bottles
Five Flax/Saints 750ml
L&P Soft Drink 1.5L
Pants 15-30 Pack
Double up Month!
Prices apply from Thursday 13th August to Sunday
16th August 2015, or while stocks last. Trade not supplied. We
reserve the right to limit quantities. All limits speciﬁed apply per customer per day. All
prepared meals are serving suggestions only. Props not included. Certain products may
not be available in all stores. Proprietary brands not for resale.
This month our community donation amount will be doubled!
If you wish to apply, please pick up an application form at the
customer service desk or visit freshchoice.co.nz.
Local owner operators supporting their local communities.
Peel Street, Geraldine. Phone 693 8529.
Open 7am-8pm, 7 days.
The GERALDINE NEWS, thursday 13 august 2015