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Tennis coaches, George Payne and Henry Craib (rear) with some of their Hot Shots squad. Photo: Pip Goldsbury.

Hilton Geraldine Tennis Club head coach, Murray Bradshaw, is a busy man this season. He is responsible for coaching nine of the club’s 10 interclub school teams with three teams in each of the A, B and C grades. A 10th team is also competing in the junior premier grade. Murray says he is particularly proud of the club’s South Canterbury representatives, Arabella Acland, Brianna Howell and MollyKate Morrison. Competing in the under-10

category at a recent rep competition in Dunedin, Murray says the trio was not only part of the South Canterbury team that won the overall competition, but also came first in their own age group. Three additional coaches have been involved with Hilton Geraldine Tennis this year. Henry Craib has been responsible for coaching 43 children in a six-week Hot Shots programme, an introductory tennis system developed in Australia and adopted

by Tennis New Zealand. It aims to engage young players actively and in a fun and social manner while developing their tennis skills. Secondary school students Hayden Nelson and George Payne assisted Henry. While the club has been well-resourced with coaches this year, Murray says he is concerned for the future. Employment opportunities could interfere with his ability to commit to tennis. “I’m pleading for someone to coach next year if I can’t do it.” Pip Goldsbury

Ilu Day Spa offers an extensive treatment range After working from home for seven years, Gemm Lundie is now enjoying the opening of her new day spa business in Geraldine. The former ANZ building on Talbot Street now offers a retreat for customers to enjoy a wide range of treatments. “We really wanted to create somewhere classy, elegant and relaxing for people to just go and disappear from the world,” she says. Gemm and her husband planned and executed the renovation over a three-year span. Beauty therapy, massage, nails, skin care and ear piercing are few of an extensive range of treatments on offer at the spa. Plans are in the making to convert the entire building into a wellness centre with therapists of different genres, ranging from counselling to homeopathy, collaborating to provide a wide range of treatments to customers. “We are so lucky to have so many different therapists in Geraldine, but nobody knows where to find them,” says Gemm. “The idea is for all those therapists to offer their services from the one place. That way when people walk in the door nobody will know what services they are using or why. We want to give our customers a friendly space and also help them maintain anonymity.” Ilu Day Spa officially opened last week and booking slots are filling up fast. “I’ve had so much support from my regular client base,” says Gemm, who has bookings spanning well into 2016. After receiving feedback from

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Beauty therapist Michelle Thew, left, and Ilu Day Spa owner Gemm Lundie. Photo: Jordyn Te Rahui-Hobbs.

her clientele that booking slots in her busy schedule was proving difficult, Gemm hired Michelle Thew, a qualified beauty therapist relocating from Christchurch to Geraldine, to share the load. “I’m looking forward to being a part of the

community,” says Michelle, who has over 20 years’ experience in the business and specialises in facials and skin care treatments. Michelle is now taking bookings alongside Gemm. Jordyn Te Rahui-Hobbs 1

McKenzie Lifestyle Village celebrates at open day Late last month Geraldine’s McKenzie Lifestyle Village welcomed visitors from the community to check out its facilities and see how far the retirement village has progressed.

“This is state of the art…It represents the optimism and ambition of the community,” said local Philip Burdon.

Former Member of Parliament, Geraldine local Philip Burdon was one of several speakers celebrating the village’s opening. “This is state of the art…It represents the optimism and ambition of the community,” he said. Photo: Jan Finlayson.

Residents Eric Lundin and Marilyn Cosgriff in the just-opened leisure centre. Its scale means there’s space for large art works such as John Badcock’s paintings of West Coasters Pearl and George for village residents and their guests to enjoy. Photo: Jan Finlayson.

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Peel Forest Red Cross strong after 76 years Celebrating 100 years of the New Zealand Red Cross recently, Peel Forest’s branch took the chance to pop a cork for its own 76 years, recognising its history, stalwarts and record of humanitarian fundraising. The necessary practicality of Red Cross activity masks Geraldine district’s importance in the national organisation’s history – members of the local Tripp family gave the initial branch essential early drive and later established sub-centres in Geraldine and Temuka. Peel Forest’s own branch came into being because it was needed in1939. “It was set up because of the war,” says member John Acland, whose mother, Kit, was the branch’s first president. “The main thing they were doing was food parcels. A prisoner of war in a German camp Peel Forest Red Cross patron Margaret Inglis joined the branch 45 years ago, and Gwen Allan was a founding member in 1939, supporting soldiers at war. Photo: Jan Finlayson. could get a food parcel; the Red Cross was always neutral and the Germans respected Forest Red Cross secretary Jill Evans. that.” Branch member Ro Acland says, “Every year, Peel Forest Helping pack those parcels was then-13-year-old Gwen Red Cross raises at least $1,000 and this year we did a special Allan, who was back in Peel Forest for the recent festivities. appeal for Nepal.” She remembers easily what went into the packages. “Lots of Peel Forest people were quick to respond to the Himalayan knitted things – socks, gloves, balaclavas, scarves... And food. nation’s earthquake crisis by giving to the branch, Jill Evans Biscuits – ginger nuts, Anzacs.” She was a member of the Peel says. “After the Nepal earthquakes, we raised $1,800, just like Forest Red Cross “right from when it started”. Now living in that – but we always get great support from Peel Forest.” Geraldine, she remains associated with the branch. Day-to-day branch fundraising involves “catering, rearing It was purposeful work for community members remaining calves, delivering meals on wheels”, Jill says. Members also on Peel Forest soil and it galvanised membership. Along with help Geraldine Red Cross members run the local Red Cross supporting troops with homemade goods, “Peel Forest Red shop “selling donated goods at very reasonable prices”. Cross members organised send-offs and welcome-homes”, The Peel Forest Red Cross welcomes new members and says John. volunteers. People interested should contact Jill Evans on 696 The branch has endured the long period since the second 3557. The Geraldine Red Cross shop on Talbot Street is open world war and stayed on its compassionate path, leaving Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 3pm and Saturdays 10am first aid to other groups. “We see our role as helping in to 12pm and welcomes clothing donations; phone 027 399 the community and we raise money for the national and 3330 for more information. international Red Cross to carry on their work,” says Peel Jan Finlayson

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Christmas Parade - biggest ever? The streets of Geraldine, as well as a few balconies, were packed last Friday evening as people made the most of the warm summer evening to usher in the festive season at the Go Geraldine Christmas Parade. Parade organising committee chair, Merran Blake, believes this may have been the biggest audience turnout yet, “While we didn’t manage an official count we know the streets were fuller and busier than ever before. We attribute it to the great reputation our parade has around the region.” Renowned for its creative floats, the entries certainly did not disappoint this year with everything from a live deer to a hearse sporting magnificent golden dragons. Parade prizes were awarded to Fonterra for best family focus, Haywood Cottage Montessori School for most enterprising float and

Barkers for best Christmas spirit. Post-parade MC, Sam Wilson, welcomed Santa to the Village Green for a lolly scramble followed by the Geraldine Primary School Kapa Haka group and the prize draws for the Santa Sack draw. As the sun went down and the air cooled, the party took on a different note as rock band Sons of Remo turned up the volume and wowed the crowd with familiar favourites. Go Geraldine co-ordinator Janene Adams is thrilled with the night. ”The Go Geraldine Parade is unique on the calendar as it has such a welcoming and intimate atmosphere with an amazing array of floats. The whole town gets behind the parade and it feels like one giant street party. What a great night.” Submitted

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Christmas gift donations

Thank you to our contributors to the weather column. If you would like to contribute weather statistics from a new area in the wider Geraldine district, please email us. Te Moana. We had 55mm of rain in November. Tripp Settlement Road. High 35°, low -4°. Rain 52.3mm. Snow to approx 600m. Geraldine township. 30mm over 5 rain days. 2014 was 74mm and the recorded average for November is 63mm.

The Geraldine community Christmas tree is ready to receive present donations for 2015. The tree is set up each year as a combined-church initiative that seeks to provide some Geraldine families with a little Christmas cheer. “It’s a great way for the community to support families who don’t have a lot for Christmas,” says Geraldine Resource Centre volunteer Jan Oliver. This year the tree resides at the resource centre, set Resource Centre volunteer up and decorated by the Jan Oliver and the community staff in preparation for the Christmas tree. influx of gifts, which have Photo: Jordyn Te Rahui-Hobbs. already begun to arrive. “The community really gets behind it. By Christmas Eve you won’t be able to see the ground there’ll be so many presents,” says Jan. This year it’s hoped that the initiative will reach around 100 Geraldine families, identified by church and community members to be deserving of gifts. “We really appreciate any donations that are received.” Geraldine Lionesses will distribute the gifts during Christmas week. Donors can leave gifts under the tree until 18 December. Gift donations must be new, wrapped and state the appropriate age group and gender. Families may receive food baskets that contain everything needed for a Christmas dinner. “The response from the community is huge. It’s a really great initiative.” Jordyn Te Rahui-Hobbs

Letters Recently I have listened to a lot of talk about hitting ISL in their “heartland”. The “heartland” idea is all very well to inflame emotions in a scared population, but does nothing to address the real issue. The “heartland” of terrorism is not Syria, Iraq or any other Eastern and distant land, but right here in New Zealand or the UK, depending on where    you live.   Just look at the hopelessness of our poverty-stricken young folk; low wages where jobs are available, and the sheer unavailability of decent, affordable, housing. If you lift wages there is a higher tax paid, more money flows to businesses, and hope gets a boost and thus violence postponed. Peter M Hughes

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A huge thank you to all those kind people who disrupted    their afternoon at Woodbury on 1 December to attend a medical event. My sincere appreciation. Coral Lewis

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Thank you to those who involve themselves in the “blackboard concert” at the Academy each month. I love to go and delight in the joy we all share together. Special thanks to Adele and Lorina; I imagine there is more to the organisation of this night than unlocking the front door.

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results golf Geraldine District Golf Club. Saturday 28 November. Christmas Hamper. Senior/intermediate men: B Romerill 67, J Muff 68, D Goodwin 68, M Trubshaw 70, N Lewis 70. Junior men: Peterson 67, R Putze 70, G McFarlane 71, R Holling 71, W Polson 71. Women: T Putze 70, M Campbell 73, D Kenny 73, J Lawson 75. Closest to pin: M Benseman, A Romerill. Twos: M Benseman, K Hodge, D Cleveland, J Kellahan. Grande Vue Golf Club. Sunday 6 December. Fourball final. 1: M Denton & M O’Malley. 2: G A Patrick & J Patrick. Stroke round: M Denton 59, M Lang 61, B McIsaac 62, P Oliver 64, C Patrick 64, Giles Patrick 65. Twos: Giles Patrick, G A Patrick, M Denton. bridge Thursday 3 December. Closing night. N/S: 1 M Temple & V Hill 65.56%, 2 M Johnstone & A South 59.17%, 3 M Lamming & J Meijer 55.56%. E/W: 1 C Coulter & M Greenall 62.78%, 2 P Rafferty A & M Reilly 57.50%, 3 R Bray & M Burridge 55.00%. Prize giving: Rangitata h/cap pairs. 1 on h/cap & 1 on raw score: J O’Brien & R Scott; 2 on h/ cap: G Greenall & J Meijer. Raukapuka h/cap pairs. 1 on h/cap & 1 on raw score: J Meijer & H Rinaldi, 2 on h/cap: C Coulter & V Hill. Orari h/cap pairs. 1 on h/cap & 1st on raw score: D Johnston & S Rinaldi; 2 on h/cap: C Johnson & G Sullivan. Ussher h/cap pairs. 1 on h/cap: M Burridge & E Lyon; 2 on h/cap & 1st on raw score; C Johnson & D Johnston. Woodbury h/cap pairs. 1 on h/cap: D Johnston & M Reilly; 2 on h/cap & 1 on raw score: V Hill & M Temple. Geraldine h/cap pairs. 1 on h/cap & 1 on raw score: D Johnston & J Meijer; 2 on h/cap: R Bray & J O’Brien. Waihi h/cap pairs. 1 on h/cap: D Johnston & S Anderson; 2 on h/cap & 1 on raw score: S Rinaldi & R Scott. Valley h/cap pairs. 1 on h/cap: C Coulter & J Meijer; 1 on raw score: V Hill & M Thatcher; 2 on h/cap: S Anderson & P Sutcliffe. Christmas h/cap pairs. 1 on h/ cap & 1 on raw score: E Lyon & J Meijer; 2 on h/cap: A Numan & F Numan. Championships. A Grade: H Rinaldi & S Rinaldi; B Grade: R Bray & M Burridge.


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GERALDINE Environmental Trust. Chairman, Graeme Wills. Secretary/treasurer, Lynne Chaney. Committee, Trish Wills, Colin Crotty, Peter McCabe, David Attwood, Maggie Witterick, Terry Brewer.

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Public notices / Pānui a whānui Geraldine Lioness Club Xmas raffle result. 1st, 280, Boof. 2nd, 286, JBK. 3rd, 115, Trish. GERALDINE Environmental Trust Arts and Plants raffle. 1st, Mrs N Cottam, 2nd, Mr D Hendry. You are invited! Living Waters Christian Fellowship, a non-denominational authentic christian fellowship, meets every Sunday at 10am at the Orari Domain Hall in Orari. A meaningful time of worship and a special children’s time every Sunday. Grab a comfy family couch, enjoy a Living Word and experience what Christianity is really all about. Come and see for yourself what God is doing. We look forward to welcoming you. Enquiries: 693 8056 or 03 688 8702. living WATERS. In-depth Bible Study, Wednesdays at 7pm, the Orari Hall, Orari. Ph 03 688 8702.

FOUR PEAK HEALTH/DR DIANA SCOTT’S OPENING HOURS CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR PERIOD 2015/16 • Normal office hours: 14 December to 18 December. • 21, 22, 23 and 24 December 2015: Four Peak Health emergency doctor, for Diana Scott’s and Four Peak Health Patients only. Diana Scott’s practice will be closed: Ph: 03 693 8880. • 29, 30 and 31 December 2016: Diana Scott emergency doctor, for Four Peak Health and Diana Scott Patients only. Four Peak Health will be closed: Ph: 03 693 9909. If your medications run out over this time, please arrange to have your prescription renewed with your doctor, before midday on 17 December 2015. Thank you. • Normal office hours return on Tuesday 5 January 2016.

Trades and services / Mahi a ratonga Organic compost, 40 litres, two for $12.00 at Geraldine Hammer Hardware. Stump Grinding Solutions will be in your area soon. If you require our services to grind out those unwanted tree stumps and roots, ph Paul 021 232 3099 or 03 688 7244. Fly /spider sprays, book early. Ph Craig’s Pest Solutions 693 7263 or 021 713 407. Accounting services, tax returns, book keeping, registered tax agent. Ph Raylene 693 7163, 027 274 3264. DOUBLE glazing enquiries. Ph Geraldine Glass 693 9927. painter. Geraldine-based. Friendly professional service, good rates, excellent local references. Ph 693 9803 or 027 962 4841. auto parts and accessories. North End Motors, ph 693 8673. car troubles? Prompt repair contact Geraldine Auto Restorations, ph 693 1401. HANDYMAN. Repair and maintainence jobs around your home, garden, business. Monthly maintainance contract for business, rental, domestic customers. Please ph Ian 027 925 1411 [email protected] National superannuation gold card discount, 15% at Geraldine Auto Restorations, ph 693 1401. car grooming. North End Motors, ph 693 8673. Clothing alterations, mending, creations. Ph Raylene 693 7163. Faulty sliding door rollers need replaced? Window catches no longer secure? We can replace these and get your house secure again. Ph Geraldine Glass 693 9927. brookside Boarding Kennels. Farmstay for dogs. 208 Woodbury Road. Ph 693 9929. Computer taming: Geraldine Computer Solutions. Ph 693 9496. TRAVEL broker, Sue Hammond. Ph 693 9141. Email: [email protected] painter /decorator available now. Workmanship guaranteed. Ph Peter Booth 03 615 8469. Painting your roof? We have a roof paint for you, from just 6



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EMPLOYMENT CASUAL energetic cleaner required at Geraldine Kiwi Holiday Park to work mornings on a roster. Need to be available weekends and public holidays until at least end of March 2016 but maybe longer. Must have excellent attention to detail and work efficiently. CVs required please. Ph Kathryn 021 173 4832. RELIEF milker required five minutes from Geraldine, 750 cows, 54-bail rotary. Ph Bevan and Tracy Brown 021 827 696.

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We are seeking relief teachers for 2016. Early childhood qualifications not essential but experience would be an advantage. Must be available 8.00am-5.30pm Monday to Friday all year round. Please contact: Sue Cooper Geraldine Preschool Phone: 03 693 9133 The GERALDINE NEWS, thursday 10 DECEMBER 2015

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Please join us at the blood drive:

Thursday 17 December 9am to 1.30pm Domain Pavilion, Hislop Street

Come and join in the Christmas fun, games, crafts, bouncy castle, competitions and so much more then:

Appointments recommended

Wednesday 23rd December come along for a:

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS • Looking for some extra cash? • Have spare time on your hands in the mornings and afternoons? • Require school holidays off from work? • Would like to join a friendly and dynamic company? Then perhaps school bus driving is for you! We are currently recruiting drivers to join our team based in Geraldine. Class 2 and P endorsement preferred, however assistance to achieve these will be provided to successful applicants.

105 DENNIS RD 22, GER P FP e: [email protected] W: www.peelforesthorse

January Programme: Tuesday 5th January through to Friday 29th January Bookings essential for this programme


For more information and registration forms please ph Lorraine on 027 403 8126 or 693 9447 (h) or download from

12 January 2016, 9am to 3pm

Holidays @ Kids Alive is run by Geraldine Family & Youth Trust

for kids between 12th 7 and 12 years January 2016, 9am to 3 pm - have your own horse for a day for kids between 7 and 12 years

This special is for kids who would love to have their own horse or would like to learn moreyour about horses. - have own horse for a day Get your own horse for the day and take care of it. This includes all caring, grooming, saddling, riding This special is for kids who would love to have their own hor lesson, a trek and lunch. No riding like toexperience learn more about horses. necessary. Pick up and drop off in Geraldine available. get your own horse for the day and take care of it. This inc

If you are interested in joining us then please phone David on 03 688 7300 or email [email protected]

caring, grooming, saddling, riding lesson, a trek and lu

Property / accommodation whare noho

Phone or email now to book your spot - limited riding experience places available. $120 per childno (includes lunch)necessary.

HOUSE to rent, McKenzie Street. Ph 692 2866.

Pick up and drop off in geraldine available.

VOUCHERS AVAILABLE Phone or email now to book your spot - limited places av GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

SOLD In November 2015 by the Harcourts Team D






$120 per child (includes lunch) 105 DENNISTOUN ROAD RD 22, GERALDINE 7992 vouCHeRS P: 696 3703 AvAiLABLe – gReAT CHRiSTmAS PReS FP: 0800 022 536 PH 0800 022536 E: [email protected] W:







GERALDINE CINEMA Cinema Ph: (03) 693 8118

SCREENINGS FROM THUR 10th TO WED 16th DEC Daniel Craig is James Bond The final instalment in 007 007 SPECTRE (M) the epic trilogy! Hurry Last Sessions! THE HUNGER FRIDAY AT 7.30PM GAMES SUNDAY AT 4PM FINAL Mockingjay Part 2 (M) SATURDAY AT 2PM 5 Stars!!! Starring Tom Hanks STAR WARS BRIDGE OF SPIES The Force Awakens (M) SATURDAY AT 8PM STARTS NEXT WEEK! Kate Winslet stars in this great film! THE DRESSMAKER (M) SATURDAY AT 5PM SUNDAY AT 1.30PM



Country Hospitality at its best

Tickets on sale now!

Geraldine Cinema Movie Gift Vouchers

Make A Great Christmas Gift! On Sale Now!


So get to the Geraldine Cinema and see the movies on the


Himalayan Lilies Orari Estate Sunday 13 December 2015 11am to 4pm. $10 at gate, children free Thanks to the Morten family Visit this extensive garden featuring fabulous Himalayan Lilies (Cardiocrinum) in full bloom.

Phone us now for a confidential, no obligation free appraisal on your property. Our team is committed to achieving RESULTS.

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60 Talbot St, Geraldine

OFFICE: 03 693 9005

Orari Estate first settled in 1853 by the Macdonalds, and still home to Rosie (nee Macdonald) and Ian Morten

[email protected]

Upcoming events / Mea pakiri haere Give blood on Thursday 17 December, Domain Pavilion, 9.00am-1.30pm. Ph 0800 GIVE BLOOD. See advert. Carols in the park, Saturday 12 December, 5-7pm, Geraldine Domain. See advert. geraldine news deadline, noon on Mondays at Hammer Hardware. The GERALDINE NEWS, thursday 10 DECEMBER 2015

Limited plants available Picnic groups welcome Christmas raffle on sale No dogs allowed

Enquiries (03) 693 9220 211 State Highway 1 Entrance just north of the Orari River Signs from Orari & Rangitata Ph 693 9616

This is a Geraldine Historical Museum event






99 kg


Fresh NZ Lamb Leg Roast

New Season Jersey Benne Potatoes 1kg

5 for




Fresh Tegel NZ Skin On Chicken Breast Fillets



L&P 1.5L/Bluebird Burger Rings/Cheezels/Rashuns/ Twisties 110-120g




Talley’s Ice Cream 2L




New Season Nectarines






$ 00 each

Steinlager Pure/Stella Artois Montana Classic 750ml 24 x 330ml Bottles


$ 70 each

Keri Fruit Drink/Juice 2.4-3L




Huggies Convenience Nappies 16-30 Pack

Have you ordered your fresh Christmas turkey? Order now for pick up from the 20th December.


Prices apply from Thursday 10th December to Sunday 13th December 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.




FreshChoice Geraldine

Peel Street, Geraldine. Phone 693 8529. Open 7am-8pm, 7 days.

The GERALDINE NEWS, thursday 10 DECEMBER 2015