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Scenic: The beauty of Rangitikei is just one aspect being marketed about the
district to Christchurch.
Photo: TERRY KARATAU
By LAURA WALTERS
ARangitikei group with an
unusual name has set up a
new initiative to help out
The Green Plum Group is adver-
tising the Rangitikei District in a
Christchurch paper as a place to
visit, relax, and maybe even stay.
Group member and Project
Marton co-ordinator Cath Ash said
the group was trying to offer
Cantabrians an escape from their
grief in a sensitive way.
The Green Plum Group had only
been around for the past four
months and this was their first big
We are trying to help out our
fellow New Zealanders,'' Ms Ash
The two-page advertising feature
selling the Rangitikei District's
beauty to the quake-ravaged area,
will run in the Christchurch Mail on
We have the most amazing dis-
trict to live in,'' she said.
Ms Ash said people, such as her-
self, were moving to the area from
the bigger cities, because of the
lifestyle, business opportunities,
and the cheaper cost of living.
The group was selling the area to
Cantabrians as a place to consider
living before jumping the ditch to
According to Statistics New Zea-
land, migration from New Zealand
since March 2011 had been up,
when departures from Christchurch
jumped following the earthquake.
Departures of Christchurch
residents numbered 600 in June
2011, up from 500 in June 2010.
Between March and May 2011,
departures from Christchurch were
almost double those in the same
months last year.
Ms Ash said it was important for
people to see what the country had
to offer before going to Australia.
Let's shout about it now.''
The group's advertisements
promoted the central location of the
Taihape, Mangaweka, Hunter-
ville, Marton, Bulls, and Sanson all
lie along State Highway 1 which
made these towns great for busi-
nesses or trades people, Ms Ash
The opportunity for business is
Rangitikei also boasted some fan-
tastic schools, she said.
Huntley School, Nga Tawa
Diocesan School, Turakina Maori
Girls' College, and Rangitikei Col-
lege were all within the Rangitikei
Ms Ash said it was a beautiful
area that a lot of people did not
Earlier in the year the Green
Plum Group came up with the idea
of inviting Christchurch families to
stay in the empty Air Force married
quarters houses in Bulls.
However, the Government said
the families would have to pay mar-
ket value for renting the houses if
they had wanted to stay in the
Though that plan did not work
out, Ms Ash was confident that
Rangitikei had what it took to
attract new residents to the area.
The Green Plum Group, named
after the cafe they first met at,
relied on funding and sponsorship to
finance their projects.
We need to get creative and
inventive with sponsorship,'' Ms
Historic: Oroua Downs School pupils take part in world
Photo: DENISE GUNN
Record in stacking
It was all hands-on
deck as Oroua
Downs School pupils
went cup-crazy last
week in an attempt
to break a Guinness
World Record in
With each pupil
using 10 specially
cups, the children
took part in what
Records terms the
from all over the
various pyramids in
at speed for at least
30 minutes at a
Oroua Downs School principal
Richard Lloyd said the students had
been practicing for the event since
Mr Lloyd has been involved with
sport stacking for four years.
Originally I wanted to get some
for my class I was teaching and
found that difficult to do.
It seems to have the right com-
bination of competition, to cater for
my sports nuts, but also seemed to
engage those students that weren't
participating in regular organised
In 2007 Mr Lloyd and a business
partner established a company
called Speed Stacks (NZ).
I just wanted cups for the class,''
Some children have now pur-
chased their own [cups] and we are
looking at getting a sport pack so all
classes can build it into their PE
World Sport Stacking Association
founder and CEO Bob Fox said the
Guinness event is a wonderful way
to bring together sport stackers
across the globe.
Mr Lloyd said staff are looking to
set up an organised sport stacking
club within the school next year.
Hopefully we will have some
students who will want to compete
at the national championships held
in Palmerston North each year.''
The Guinness Book of Records
stack-up event coincided with the
announcement of New Zealand's
Black Stacks team. Members will
travel to Germany in April for the
2012 World Sport Stacking Cham-
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