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By MAT KERMEEN
HIGH JUMP: Mel Morris was all smiles after she negotiated the first half of the show
Tim Fleetwood was
facing a busy couple
of days at the show
as the announcer
for the centre ring at
last night's carnival.
A TASTE of country was set to whet
rural appetites at the Rangiora
Showgrounds today. The 141st
Northern A&P Show got under way
yesterday with show jumping action
dominating the centre ring.
The show continued throughout
the day with judges keeping a watch-
ful eye on the enthusiastic competi-
tors on their day in the spotlight.
On today s programme there will
be all the usual show events in the
centre ring, including show jumping,
dog trailing, displays, animal judg-
ing and the grand parade.
For the not so rural there are
motorbike stunt riders, live music,
trade displays and carnival rides to
keep the entertainment flowing.
The animal judging is a highlight
today with ribbons also awarded for
crafts, produce, flowers, photogra-
phy, baking and all the other usual
The action-packed day will come to
a close about 5pm tonight.
NURSERY WRANGLE: Rangiora High School Nursery School children with Graeme Giles who attended the Nursery
School when it first opened in 1938. From left Zoe Olsen, 4, Georgie Stalker, 3, Graeme Giles, 76, Emily Leech,
4, Sam Cochrane, 4. Rangiora High School's board of trustees wants to take possession of the Nursery School's
Wales Street site at the end of the 2013.
By CATE BROUGHTON
RANGIORA HIGH School
Nursery School has hit back at
claims the high school has a
legal right to acquire the nur-
sery school site.
Rangiora High School princi-
pal Peggy Burrows told the
Northern Outlook the decision to
acquire the nursery school site
was based on a simple legal
Ms Burrows has said the
school decided to take back the
site to house its learning support
However, Nursery School
board chair Richard Bullen said
the high school s position was
not as simple as its board of
We are taking legal advice,
simple as they think.
Mr Bullen said the nursery
school was built with community
funding in the mid-1990s.
This is a community funded
building, it was built with com-
munity money and people gave
money for a nursery school.
They did not give money for a
learning development centre.
He wanted the high school
board of trustees to recognise
the community ownership of the
Mr Bullen said there had been
no consultation with the Nur-
sery School board of trustees,
contrary to claims by Ms Bur-
They are only prepared to
talk about relocation, and that s
not consultation at all. It s non-
sense to say it has consulted.
Mr Bullen plans to meet with
the chair of the high school
board of trustees, Warren New-
bury, and Ministry of education
staff at the end of the month to
explore possible solutions that
the ministry may be able to
However, he said it was dis-
couraging to read comments in
the Northern Outlook that made
it clear the high school board of
trustees was not prepared to
consider alternatives to relo-
I have built up a relationship
with the board s chair, and we
are trying to continue that and
we will meet with the ministry,
but when statements like this
come up you just go, what s the
point because you can t get any-
Readers' letters, page 4.
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