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The Makino has Waterslides and an Inflatable
up every Sunday in January* and all
for ONLY $1 EXTRA
Sunday 8 Jan
The Black Belac
Sunday 15 Jan
Sunday 22 Jan
The Ocean Challenge 1-3pm
The Diving Pool is open every Saturday
in January* from 1-3pm
The Makino Aquatic Centre, where the waters FUN for EVERYONE!
Makino Aquatic Centre
Council Place, Feilding
Ph. (06) 323 5312
* The Makino Aquatic Centre is closed to the public on 1 January and the weekend of 28/29 January 2012
With an ALL NEW Obstacle Course
as well as the Aqua Run Inflatable and waterslides
and the Looney Tunes bouncy castle for the littlies!
Miss Grand Prix to
Glamour racing: Racing driver Mitch Evans of Auckland
shows Kristian Cribb of Feilding the Toyota Racing
Series car he drove to victory in the 2011 New Zealand
Grand Prix. A Miss NZGP contest is part of the
celebration leading into the 2012 race, on February 12.
Miss Cribb, 19, placed in the top five of the most recent
Miss Manawatu contest.
A stylish drawcard event has been added to the
annual Festival of Motorsport associated with the
New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild.
Miss New Zealand Grand Prix 2012, for women
aged 18 to 27, offers opportunity for contestants to
become immersed in the glamour and excitement of
New Zealand's biggest national championship motor-
racing event, with an attractive prize purse adding to
the allure. Entries are being accepted now.
The top 10 entrants will be at the New Zealand
Grand Prix dinner on February 9 and a top five will
take part in the event proper.
The winner will be crowned on race day, February
12 and her first official duty will be to present the
laurels to the Grand Prix victor.
The contest is driven by Manfeild Park Trust in
association with Toyota New Zealand and also
involves MotorSport New Zealand and Kate Balfour,
organiser of the Miss Manawatu and Miss Teen
Manawatu contests, most recently staged in July
Manfeild Park Trust chief executive Heather Verry
says the contest is a natural fit to enhance an event
that has returned to true international status.
Our Festival of Motorsport has always striven to
bring a special something' to this fantastic
motorsport weekend -- a Miss New Zealand Grand
Prix is another first for Manfeild and for the
country's most sought-after domestic motorsport
It's a reminder that the New Zealand Grand Prix
is more than just a motor race. It is a social occasion
and we aim to capture the imagination of the public.''
She and Mrs Balfour reinforced that Miss New
Zealand Grand Prix was much more than just a
beauty contest. Contestants are to be judged as much
for personality and talent as physical beauty.
It's all about style and panache,'' Mrs Verry said.
Mrs Balfour said: What we're really talking about
is a character-building personal development oppor-
tunity; it's a chance to get up there and push them-
selves in areas like public speaking.
I believe this will be quite strongly supported, the
prize is attractive and there will not be quite the
same pressure as with Miss Manawatu [because that
leads into a national competition].''
Entrants will be dressed by Toyota New Zealand
and, for instance, will be in glamorous evening gowns
for a fashion show culminating in the dinner.
Mrs Verry said it is another way to promote the GP
It's another vehicle for promotion and it just lifts
the barrier again about how we present the show.''
The inspiration comes from the world-famous
Macau Grand Prix, which Mrs Verry attended in
Miss New Zealand Grand Prix entries are available
from the Manfeild website (manfeild.co.nz) and
Facebook page, Feilding Promotion and i-SITE in
Palmerston North, and close on January 25.
St John give
Marton St John had their end-of-year prizegiving
recently and the photo shows the winners of medals
and cups at the prizegiving.
From left -- back: Holly Osten, medal for the Div-
isional Cadet of the Year 2011; Naomi Wilson (senior
youth) A Riddell Cup for excellent attendance, uni-
form presentation and improved leadership skills;
Nathanael Wilson, Delia Sowry, senior youth, joint
winners of the J R Skelsey Cup for excellent attend-
ance, badge work, uniform presentation and leader-
Front: Ezra Wilson, Reon Sowry, joint winners of
the Valley Cup for most improved intermediate
members; Matthew Ehlers, Moss Family Cup for
most improved junior member.
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