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    Augustine Pulu named player of the tournament and awarded the Joe Tauiwi Trophy

    So when the Tuakau resident was tagged in a Facebook post by good friend, Aliesha Collett, promoting New Zealand Womens DIY Challenge, she just knew she couldnt resist entering.


    ll Mitre 10 announced the inaugural New Zealand Womens DIY Challenge as part of its sponsorship of the Hilux New Zealand Rural Games. The self-confessed DIYer was selected from hundreds of nominations, and will be competing against Sarah Coatsworth, a sharemilker from Rotorua, and a wildcard entry from Queenstown.

    Janine, a professional horse trainer who runs a boutique agistment and training service for race and sport horses, says that her attitude towards get-ting jobs done began at a young age.

    I was 12 years old and we had just pur-chased my second po-ny, which didnt have a winter cover. So I pur-chased a hand sewer and dad bought home a role of canvas and I made a cover for it. By 18, I was shoeing my own horses. Often when I get a quote, I think to myself, I can do that, and just get on with the job. It really isnt that hard.

    Dave Elliott, General Manager Mar-keting for Mitre 10, said the calibre of entries was incredibly high.

    Its clear there is plenty of talent out there among women DIYers, and weve had more than 2,000 engagements on social media already. Were expecting the event will be highly competitive and a great show for those at the Ru-ral Games.

    There isnt much that Janine hasnt done herself, with many friends of-fering words of encouragement and support that she is the right person for the competition, which will be held in Queenstown over Waitangi Weekend. Contestants will be given a number of DIY jobs, including putting together a playhouse-sized barn and construct-ing a fence.

    You name it, I have either done it or will give it a good go. I am proud of all my projects but I have really enjoyed welding and completing the conver-sion on my horse truck. You could

    say that I have been waiting all my life for a competition like this, she laughs.

    Janines husband, Trevor, and her two daughters, Tasha and Holly, will be travelling with her to Queenstown, with Janine still deciding on which daughter will be her assistant for the competition.

    I am really look-ing forward to it, as

    this will be our last big trip as a family before Sasha heads off to University. I hope to have a blast and enjoy myself. But to take out the competition and be named the top woman DIYer would be the pinnacle of the trip.

    Janine contending for nations top woman DIYerW h e t h e r it is constructing stables, a carport or building a fence, Janine Hayde has always enjoyed the satisfaction of completing a job herself.

    You name it, I have either done it or will give it a good go. I am proud of all my projects But I have really enjoyed welding and completing the conversion on my horse truck

    Janine HaydeHorse Trainer

    Janine Hayde, a self confessed DIYer, stands beside a fence she has recently completed on her Tuakau property.

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    Emmas DeskA note from

    Where did the last three weeks go? I am sure I just blinked and we are now back at work! I dont know about our readers, but the start to 2016 has been a little bit of a roller coaster ride of emotions for me.

    From engagement and baby announcements, to the deaths of several iconic legends from my childhood, I am not sure about how this year is going to play out.

    At one stage during my childhood, I thought my mum was the legend, David Bowie, himself, with her fantastical-ly cut mullet and high cheek bones. My siblings and I were raised on Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and proceeded to have nightmares right up until recently about those horrid looking goblins from the Labyrinth.

    I hope you are all refreshed after a well deserved holiday over the festive season, and managed to squeeze in some quality time with loved ones. I was reunited with my fam-ily, and my scarily translucent skin was able to catch some

    much needed rays of sun-shine, safely of course!

    As for New Year resolutions, I may as well just rewrite the ones I made ten years ago, as I never seem to stick with it. One resolution I do hope to keep is to continue our crusade of eat-ing healthy that the team be-gan last December. As much I try not to admit it, I gorged myself over Christmas, and am surprised that I can actu-ally still fit through the office door. Being back in the office has certainly sparked that mo-tivation again, and we now have the goal of completing the Sunset Coast Walk, which will be held at the end of Feb-ruary.

    We are looking forward to another year of continuing to serve our Franklin community by bringing out weekly news-papers fabulously full of local content.

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    Christmas has been and gone again, and once more, Jim and Phyl have blessed our towns people, and many who dont come from Waiuku, with the wonderful Christmas Display in the Town Hall.

    I read that it is their last display. After all these years of bringing joy to so many, these two people surely deserve to be named and famed Persons of the Year. I have watched train loads of young and old being brought into our town to visit this great display. It cant just stop! If no one person can take it on, surely one of our service clubs can work something out. This is too good to fade away. Come on, Waiuku! This deserves to be carried on, and Jim and Phyl need to be recognised for the time they have spent to bring so much joy to so many. I have enjoyed watching this display for years, and even at my old age, am awed by it. Surely it cant fade away? Grace M. Waiuku

    Assurance - His Word /

    Many of us are insecure in our Christian walk. We know that there are things in our lives that are less than perfect. Must we live in insecurity, or can we have peace of mind in our daily walk with God? The Bible tells us that we can have assurance, the divinely given confidence of believers that they are truly saved in Jesus. John 3:36, John 5:24, Rom 8:16, Rom 8:31-39, Eph 2:8, Heb 4:16, Heb 6:19, Heb 11:1, 1 Pet 1:3-5, 1 John 4:17, 1 John 5:10-13.None need fail of attaining, in his sphere, to perfection of Christian char-acter. By the sac