Kapiti Observer : January 17th 2013
15 KAPITI OBSERVER, JANUARY 17, 2013 SHOP 3 COASTLANDS. PHONE 04 297 2022 5116762AA BACK BY HUGE DEMAND LADIES BAG / WALLET CLEARANCE NEW DESIGNS AT EVEN CRAZIER PRICES LIMITED TIME ONLY BE QUICK AT THESE PRICES STOCK WON'T LAST JOIN US FOR A KIWI BARBECUE ON SATURDAY To entice you along to our first Open Day in 2013 we're putting on a spread. A true blue kiwi barbecue...steaks, sausages, chicken and lots of delicious salads. Afterwards we'll take you around our well-established village, and show you the beautiful homes and mature gardens that make Summerset on the Coast so special. At Summerset we say "we love the life you bring to our villages". This Saturday you will see the wonderful lifestyle our residents enjoy -- a lifestyle that could be yours. For more information call Robert Greer on 04 298 3878. You'll find us at 65 Guilford Drive, Pararparaumu. *Conditions apply. Summerset residents enjoying the lovely lake setting Open Day With kiwi barbecue lunch Saturday 19 January, 11am -- 3pm 2 bedroom villa Licence to occupy only $280,000* THE BEST -- ONCE AGAIN Summerset recognised as Australasia's best retirement village operator three years in a row. Cycle time: Mum, Te Atawhai Kumar lets son Toihau Kumar de Bruin test a new bike won from the Birth- right Otaki Big Dig. The token for the bike remains undiscovered in the Otaki Beach sand -- the only prize not found from the event, which ran on January 5. Organisers gave people four days after the Big Dig to find the token, then completed a draw from regis- tered entrants to decide the winner. Birthright Otaki supports single-parent families in the town. The annual event raised about $1300. 'Hobby' horses ready Local hope: Harness horse trainer Eddie Phelan holds Mahogany, who will race on Sunday in Otaki. By BEN STRANG There is nothing like the buzz of having your horse win a race, and Manakau trainer Eddie Phelan is hoping for success in Otaki this weekend. Ohau Elegant and Ohau Flash will be getting their first runs for the season at Otaki on Friday, while Mahogany, a horse Phelan has worked with and has shares in, will also be racing. Mahogany is now trained by Jay Abernethy of Papakura. Mahogany won three races in 2012. Phelan said Ohau Elegant and Ohau Flash were owned locally by Dennis Monk. It's hard to know exactly how she'll go, Ohau Elegant, but I've been working hard with her.'' Phelan trains his horses every day at 5am on Waikawa Beach. He said horse training is a labour of love, and admitted that 90 per cent of horse trainers make no money from it. It is a hobby, but there is nothing better than training a winner.'' Phelan said he trains six horses each morning with friend Phil Morgan. He has also taken them for a couple of sessions at Otaki Racecourse to prepare. This is their first run. It'll take a run out to know where they are at and we'll go from there.'' Kapiti Coast Harness Racing Club president Mary Colman said the racing on Friday and Sunday is expected to attract a large crowd, should the weather stay fine. Kids Kartz racing will take place during the event for the first time in Otaki, with kids from 8 to 16 racing ponies on the track between races.
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