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HASTINGS MAIL, MAY 25, 2011
FOR RESEARCH PROJECT
Volunteers are needed to take part in a discussion
about walking and cycling. You would participate
in a conversation in a focus group of about 6-8
people. Your pa rticipation will involve one 1.5-
hour session. In appreciation for your time you
will receive a $25 grocery voucher.
There are three sessions:
Havelock North, Monday 30th May 2011 at 6pm.
Flaxmere, Tuesday 31st May 2011 at 6pm.
Hastings, Wednesday 1st June 2011 at 6pm.
To participate you m
e in one of these
3 communities and be over 16 years old. For more
information about this study and to volunteer for one
of the sessions, please contact Dylan Muggeridge,
027 220 6494 or email@example.com.
This study has received ethics approval through the
Human Ethics Committee, Victoria University of Wellington.
New Feds boss
Te Pohue farmer Bruce
Wills is the new
Hawke s Bay Federated
Mr Wills is currently
the Federated Farmers
Meat and Fibre
He will be standing
down from his role as
Meat and Fibre chair-
man in June.
Mr Wills is in a farm-
ing partnership with
his brother Scott, run-
ning 8500 stock units
on 800 hectares of hill
country 45 kilometres
north of Napier. The
pair also have a small
on-farm tourist busi-
The recent welcome
lift in returns for meat
and wool are crucial to
Hawke s Bay s pros-
perity, he said. My
prime focus is to do
whatever I can to
ensure this better
profitability for our
members is here for the
Will Foley, is the
region s Meat and Fibre
Ellis toughs it out
Touchdown: Marc Ellis at Hawke's Bay Toyota in
Hastings last Thursday, the day-seven checkpoint
on his Top to Bottom challenge.
Much like his mud-splattered FJ Toyota
Landcruiser, rugby star and television person-
ality Marc Ellis looked a little battered when he
arrived in Hawke s Bay last Thursday on his Top
to Bottom Challenge.
Ellis off-road journey from Cape Reinga to
Bluff is celebrating 60 years of the legendary
Toyota Landcruiser. Ellis has been challenged to
make his way entirely off road in 16 days, and if
he wants to drive on tar seal, he has to earn
credits by performing set tasks.
Ellis said he had managed to off-road it almost
all the way into Hastings, thanks to the district
And when he did arrive at his day-seven
checkpoint, it was apparent he d done some
tough kilometres in some tough conditions.
We ve really been putting it to her, said Ellis,
referring to his filthy Landcruiser. It was freez-
ing this morning -- below zero -- and now it s 20
degrees! he said.
Before departing for Cape Turnagain on
Friday, Ellis did a live weather report atop Te
Mata Peak with Tamati Coffey for TV1 s Break-
fast programme, and then drove on the beach at
Toyota New Zealand is giving away a fully
refurbished 1970s FJ40 Land Cruiser to some-
one who helps Marc along the way.
You can check out progress at toptobottom.co.nz
Making a mechanic
Greennmeadows Team Auto Centre apprentice
mechanic Isaac Robin.
First year apprentice Aaron McIllroy.
Two apprentice mechanics from Team Auto
Centres at Clive and Greenmeadows are
celebrating recent successes.
Isaac Robin, who works at the Greenmeadows
centre, was recently named by EIT the best second
year apprentice in Hawke s Bay from about 40
contenders. First year apprentice Aaron McIllroy,
who works at Clive, received an inaugural scholar-
ship worth $1000 from the New Zealand Motor
Industry Trades organisation.
Robin, 27, received his award based on the
marks he received at EIT last year. He s deter-
mined to replicate the feat as a third year appren-
The award for third-year apprentices is a
national one, where you go up against others from
all over the country. If you win that, you get to go
overseas to compete. If I can repeat what I did last
year, I m confident I can win it, he said.
McIllroy, 17, worked at the Clive Centre before
joining as a first year apprentice. His scholarship,
which pays for his fees, has reinforced his career
I ve always wanted to be a mechanic since
tinkering around with dirt bikes as a kid. It s easy
to get up for work when you re doing something
Greenmeadows and Clive Team Auto Centre
business partners Mike Jane and Dave Frechtling
said that hard-working apprentices were hard to
find, and they were lucky to have Robin and McIl-
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