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Ideally suited for a single
person or couple, this
two year old townhouse
in an established street has
all the advantages of a new
home without the hassle of
establishing a new garden.
Considerable thought has
gone into planning this home
and garden. The back of
the house is well fenced for
children or pets and a pet
door into the garage would be
owner wanting to keep their
This neatly fenced townhouse
has the road appeal of a
brand new home with an
easy-access garage and
off road parking pad.
Open the front door to a
vestibule which accesses the
kitchen and lounge ample
space for a dining table.
The kitchen is roomy, with
large bench area, a dishwasher
and a road view from the
workspace. A gas hob and
electric oven make this a
pleasant place to cook.
Adjacent is the lounge which
opens onto a delightful
sunny patio and the private
backyard which is beautifully
landscaped for easy care
Two bedrooms are large
doubles while the third
bedroom is a single or could
be used as a large study,
hobbyroom or home-based
business. The master bedroom
has ranchslider access to the
patio plus a walk-in wardrobe
which allows plenty of
There is a separate toilet and
the bathroom has both a bath
and a shower which is large
enough for a wheelchair.
With a DVS system, double
glazing for warmth and
security system for safety,
this is a home still has that
brand new appeal. New
owners can move in knowing
everything is done.
Handy to a dairy, garage,
hairdresser and fast food
outlet, it is within walkable
distance of Feilding CBD
and on a flat section.
Tania Osborne (021 036 1346)
and Michael Ford (027 542 4707)
are marketing this house
for Watson Integrity and
can be contacted during
office hours at 323 8601.
After hours, their numbers
are Tania 323 8870 and
Michael 328 7890.
Just like new, but with
this is a compact
Westside package, says
The family of a former Feilding man plan to cross the
Tasman to attend the murder trial of his alleged
But first they face a Christmas without musician
Mr Marshall, 29, died on May 8 after he crashed
through the second-storey window of the Ocean
Beach Hotel in Perth, Western Australia, and landed
on the concrete footpath eight metres below.
Also a first cousin of the Guy family from Feilding,
Marshall had lived in Perth for two and a half years,
after originally intending to stay for only a brief
He grew up in Feilding and attended Feilding High
Soon after Andy Marshall's death, Stefan Pania
Schmidt, 25, was arrested on suspicion of murder --
a charge he has indicated he will defend.
Yesterday Andy Marshall's father, Alan, said he
and his wife, Wendy, and possibly his two other
children, planned to attend Schmidt's trial in West-
ern Australia's Supreme Court.
His comments came the same day as Schmidt
made an application to the court to be freed on bail.
The judge refused the request and Schmidt would
be back in court again on Monday.
Mr Marshall said he was aware of yesterday's
appearance and said he had not expected Schmidt to
Meanwhile, the Marshall family was being kept up
to date with what was going on through police and
victims' support liaison advisers.
It was possible a trial date could be announced
next week. Then a decision would be made about who
would attend, Mr Marshall said.
We'd certainly plan to go but I can't guarantee
that until we know when it is.''
As is the case in New Zealand, financial help was
available for the families of victims who had to travel
to attend trials.
Schmidt's trial is likely to be heard next year.
Pets need extra care this summer
SPCA urges desexing
SEEKING AN OWNER: One of the
many kittens currently looking for a
home at Feilding's SPCA.
Photo: LAURA WALTERS
By LAURA WALTERS
little as 15 minutes.
The Feilding SPCA's message to
owners over the summer months is
to not leave dogs in cars, or leave
pets alone when going on holiday.
Feilding SPCA manager Jo
Finlayson said people need to think
ahead before buying a pet, or going
away on holiday.
It's a huge commitment,'' she
Mrs Finlayson said the Feilding
centre did not rehome pets as gifts,
unless the future owner knew the
pet was coming.
A boyfriend buys his girlfriend a
kitten for Christmas, and then we
get a call because she's going away
She also said dogs needed a lot of
cool water throughout the summer
But the best thing an owner could
do for their cat or dog for Christmas
was to get them desexed.
Mrs Finlayson said it was kinder
in the long run to desex cats and
dogs. However, the cost often put
The centre recently ran a free
desexing programme, which 50
people took advantage of. The pro-
gramme was paid for partly by the
Feilding SPCA's new opportunity
Mrs Finlayson said the shop,
which opened in June, had been a
It's going really really well.''
The Feilding centre did not
receive any government or council
funding. This meant it relied
entirely on donations and sponsor-
The opshop has helped a huge
amount,'' she said.
The national body of the SPCA
had a policy of saving lives.
This meant fewer animals with-
out homes were being put down.
They believe every animal
should have a chance.''
However, this sometimes put a
strain on the budget.
Sometimes it does come down to
money,'' she said.
Mrs Finlayson said she was
always looking for volunteers at
both the centre and the opshop.
The centre had 13 litters of
kittens that were nursing at the
moment, and would be looking for
homes in the next few weeks.
If you want to volunteer your time, or
adopt a pet, contact the Feilding
SPCA on 06 323 6407.
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