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.
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.
- 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.
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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
AWE (ROGER HALE & TOM DEIGHTON)
HAWKES BAY FENCING CONTRACTORS
FIRE WATCH (WAIRARAPA-TARARUA)
ZEDTEQ KNIVES (DARREN ENGLEBRETSEN)
K9 PET FOOD
NZ PIG HUNTER MAGAZINE