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Feilding Christian Leaders Network
323 4026 or 323 7050
Tuesdays 9.15 & 10.30am
Minister: Rev Rilma Sands
06 323 8654
(St Pauls - PCANZ)
Graeme Turnbull Ph (06) 323 4366
Cnr Church & Grey Sts
The Hub Church
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Why buy in Feilding?
Where do I start? Great value for money.
Median sale price around $220,000 -
$230,000 which is more than $100,000 below
the national median.
Best country town in the world - must be close!
Friendly people. Beautiful town with attractive
town centre. Top schools, sports and community facilities.
Free parking, no traffic lights. Close to large provincial city.
2 hours from Wellington, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki.
Mt Ruapehu & Lake Taupo. Manfeild. Growth of agri
business and business generally. Growth of population.
Top events and attractions. Proactive and positive people
showing leadership in the community. Good Council. No
suburbs, but choice of flat and hillside properties. Modest
rentals. Good steady employment. Strong government,
defence and agricultural sectors, moderate climate with
We are a good town attached to a good city with combined
population of about 110,000. This is an advantage over
stand alone small towns.
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I am looking forward to Fei-
dling s Christmas Parade. ver
the years it has been a day
when I feel proud of the com-
munity I live in and a day when
friends visiting can witness the
positivity, creativity and
friendliness that is in absolute
abundance -- attributes I enjoy daily.
Christmas parades are a fantastic way for all com-
munities to gather together and celebrate a season that
means so much to so many in our community.
It is sad to hear of some communities where parades
have had to be cancelled through lack of interest and I
hope that they can be resurrected in the future.
This week I have seen photos of smiles on the faces of
the spectators and participants of recent parades in
Marton and Rongotea. That is what it is all about -
putting smiles on faces.
Yes, there may be a bumper crowd in Feilding this
year, but that just adds to the thrill. So too does the
sound of the fire engine sirens, the honks from the
vintage cars and the air horns from the trucks carrying
a group of youngsters who have spent hours decorating
to a theme. The parade seems to get bigger and better
every year. Fingers crossed for some great weather and
may we all be hospitable to our visitors and show the
world why we love living in our community.
Keeping a lookout: Security cameras are being considered as part of a review of
Feilding's town centre's security.
Photo: WARWICK SMITH.
By LAURA WALTERS
An eye on our security
It's all about making the town
In a bid to keep Feilding safe, a new
security company has been selected to
take over night-time patrols in Feild-
ing s business sector, which will hope-
fully cut down the rising number of
security breaches in the town centre.
First Security had been carrying out
the town centre security patrols for the
past couple of weeks.
First security replaced ADT Armour-
guard security, the company that
employed Richard Elliott, the man
responsible for a string of arsons in
Feilding Promotion manager Helen
Worboys said they had signalled to ADT
that there were some issues before the
arsons took place.
Then the arsonist was the final
straw, she said.
Ms Worboys said ADT could not be
blamed for the arsons, and the security
contract was up for tender as part of
Feilding Promotion s security review.
Her organisation was was impressed
with First Security s reporting system.
Their technology is state of the art
technology, she said.
Ms Worboys said the rise in security
breaches from last year could be due to
different interpretations of events by
security guards, or a higher level of vig-
Suspicious behaviours reported for
this year ending in June was 88, up from
46 last year. Reported damage had risen
from 31 incidents to 84.
And the number of fights had gone
from seven to 17. Ms Worboys said the
high number of reported damages could
be partly due to the arsons.
Feilding was working towards a set of
CCTV security cameras to compliment
the night-time patrol, which was 80 per
cent funded by businesses and 20 per
cent by rate payers.
Ms Worboys said they had done some
research, and were in the process of
hiring a consultant to decide what would
best suit the town, and the police. The
town was looking at up to 10 rotating,
scanning cameras, she said.
It s all about making the town centre
Feilding Promotion would not know
how much the cameras would cost, or
where the funding would come from
until a proposal was drawn up.
However, Levin had received $60,000
of council funding towards CCTV
cameras, and Ms Worboys said this
could be an option for Feilding.
CCTV cameras are just another tool
in the tool box.
The security patrol would continue to
operate, Ms Worboys said.
A camera does not shake your doors
And Feilding s s security team would
talk to businesses about keeping their
buildings safe, by not leaving flammable
materials around, and locking their
doors and windows.
It s just common sense stuff.
Ms Worboys said the full security
review was timely . The arsons made
us much more aware, she said.
It s made us much more proactive.
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