Pongaroa Hotel Newsletter May 2012

 


Newsletter – May 2012

Pongaroar Open Hunt

What an event this competition has grown into in just two years. It was great to get positive feedback from families that had spent the long weekend chasing the elusive Easter bunny with the kids and some of the stories the kids and parents had to tell. A great growing season saw very good condition stags and boars line up for weigh-in on Sunday afternoon and some impressive weights resulted - 134kg the heaviest stag and 92kg the heaviest boar. For the work done by the committee behind the scenes of this event, Paula and I would like to personally thank you all (committee members and partners). The prize pool of nearly $10,000 is made possible by the work of the above people working with all the sponsors of this event (see attached). Thank you to Pongaroa Early Years for the burgers and sausages you provided for this event.

All in all a great event for ‘Pongaroar’ has developed and we will continue to fine tune its operation in the future.

 

Supporting Puketoi Rugby

Great to see the team back to its competitive best last Saturday against Red Star, hard luck with the result, keep up the hard work! The last three weeks would be the toughest three weeks in the history of Puketoi rugby and has had a huge impact on all of us in this community. It is during times like we have just endured that Pongaroa and surrounding communities show why they are the best place to live in NZ.

 

Big Pumpkins

Thanks to all that competed and supported the Pongaroa Playgroup Pumpkin Growing Competition on Anzac day. Well done to the organizers and competitors. We certainly hope no one turns up with a 731kg one next year!

 

Attention all Mum’s! and Dad’s….and kids!

Sunday May 13th is Mother’s Day (second Sunday in May) all Mum’s dining, lunch or dinner will receive a complimentary glass of bubbles (or two) bookings appreciated.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Mother’s Day (Sunday 13thMay) – Complimentary Glass of bubbles for Mums booked to dine at the hotel.
  • May 26th brings ‘The Roasting of Brett Harvey’ at the Pongaroa Community Hall. Tickets available from the Pongaroa Hotel – Don’t miss out!
  • Warming up Winter – Sat 23rd of June at the Hotel, together with the Vet girls we are organizing a mid-winter bash - watch this space!!

Thanks for your support. Paula & Guy, Demi, Matthew, Sara-Jane and Pippa

 

websites www.pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz  www.tararua.com  www.pongaroahotel.co.nz

 

Pongaroa Hotel & Kitchen Hours

Monday 3-9pm Kitchen 6-9pm (full menu available)

                                                 Tuesday 11am-11pm  Kitchen 12noon-2pm & 6-9pm      

Wednesday 11am-11pm  Kitchen 12noon-2pm & 6-9pm

Thursday 11am-11pm  Kitchen 12noon-2pm & 6-9pm (Pizza night)

Friday 11am-12am  Kitchen 12noon-2pm & 5.30-9pm

Saturday 11am-12am  Kitchen 12noon-2pm & 5.30-9pm

Sunday 11am-10pm  Kitchen 12noon-2pm & 5.30-9pm

Open Public holidays / Courtesy coach available phone 06 376-2864

If in need of on/off licence services outside these hours please phone 06 376-2595

Remember we offer vouchers for that special gift!

Bay Espresso Coffee now at Pongaroa Hotel.

If you would like to be added to our e-mail list please email: pongaroahotel@xtra.co.nz


 

Pongaroar Open Hunt 2012 - Sponsors

PONGAROA HOTEL (GUY&PAULA RALEIGH)                  RAVENSDOWN

HUNTING AND FISHING (MANAWATU)                             BENSON ELECTRICAL

HUNTING AND FISHING (DANNEVIRKE)                            DAVES SPORTS AND OUTDOORS                     

OUTBACK HELICOPTERS                                                       THE WAREHOUSE (DANNEVIRKE)

PONGAROA FARM CENTRE                                              DANNEVIRKE GLASS & ALUMINIUM

MERIAL - DAVID LOWE                                                          TARARUA DISTRICT COUNCIL

TONY GROOME FORESTRY LTD                                          TURTONS FARM SUPPLIES

LEVI FORESTRY- MARSH KIBBIE                                        STATIC HAIR DESIGN

JUSTIN BELL SHEARING                                                    BERNIE WALSH GLASS & ALUMINIUM

CARTERS RURAI, BLAIR SMITH                                 PAHIATUA-PONGAROA MAIL & FREIGHT

KEINZLEY AGVET                                                                    BAKER THE BUTCHER

PAHIATUA BULK HAULAGE                                                  BISSETT HONDA

TARARUA VET SERVICES                                                       INFRACON 

BP PAHIATUA                                                                            PHILLIPA & ROLY ELLIS

MOTORCYCLE HQ                                                                    FIRTH & STEPHENSON

TRENT OAKLEY                                                                        DOUGHBOYS PALMERSTON NORTH

ANIMAL HEALTH BOARD

FARMLANDS (PAHIATUA)

HEWIITS MOTORCYCLES

PGG WRIGHTSON

FOR FARMS

AWE (ROGER HALE & TOM DEIGHTON)

HAWKES BAY FENCING CONTRACTORS

WARDS PHARMACY

FIRE WATCH (WAIRARAPA-TARARUA)

ZEDTEQ KNIVES (DARREN ENGLEBRETSEN)

K9 PET FOOD

NZ PIG HUNTER MAGAZINE