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In the early 1980s, Mark Blackham started a process with
Wellington City Council to offer a special section of Makara Cemetery
for "natural burials". A "natural" cemetery has three components: The
burial method: no embalming, one-metre-deep plot; secondly rapid bio-
degradable non-pollutant caskets; and thirdly compost soil and over-
planting with native trees. This enables natural processes to take place,
returning the body's nutrients to the ecosystem rapidly and without
pollution. The burial is effectively an environmental donation-both in a
physical and monetary sense. By being buried, the person provides
resources to start and sustain the natural restoration of land, for the
regeneration of native flora and fauna. Bush cemeteries are beautiful
locations, natural and for human use. Burial figures at Makara Natural
Burial Cemetery since it opened make interesting reading: 2008: 8
interments; 2009: 9 interments; 2010: 15 interments; 2011: 18
interments. Some 17 plots have been pre-purchased in this section of
the cemetery. We know that some people have been confused by what
eco means. Some assume that because it is eco it will be cheaper and
stands for economical, but this is certainly not the case. Just like we
are asked if we have cardboard caskets available. We can access them
but they are not a cheaper option which is primarily why people ask for
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Police are appealing for information
after a 1996 Honda TRX 400 FW
motorbike was stolen between August
25 and 26 from a farm shed on Dunlop
The bike is red and is distinctive, with a
specially made frame on the rear with
two trailer latches on it.
It also had a plastic box with a red lid on
the front carrier and a dog mat on the
Detective sergeant Greg Baird said
farmers should make sure all valuables,
including tools and vehicles, are well
secured in farm sheds. It was also
helpful to ensure those items were
marked with some form of
identification, he said.
Security lighting and security beams
across driveways can also assist in
Who's got my kennel?
Police are also seeking information
regarding the theft of an unpainted,
double motel-type dog kennel, made of
wood and steel.
It was stolen from the Reid Hill Rd area
between August 21 and 30.
Any information call 203 9300.
76-day walk to help sick kids
Listen up: From left, John Neal, Pakeke Lions president Murray Kirk, walker Ken
Lusby and support crew Tony Brown in Gore on Tuesday at the recycling depot.
Go Ken: Ken Lusby is walking the length of New
Zealand, raising money for Cure Kids. Gore District
Mayor Tracy Hicks joined Lusby in the stretch from
Mataura to Gore on Monday.
Ken Lusby, who is walking the
length of New Zealand hoping to
raise $100,000 for Cure Kids,
arrived in Gore this week with
some special supporters.
Not only was he followed by his
support crew, but also Gore
District mayor Tracy Hicks, who
joined Lusby in Mataura and
walked the 12km to Gore.
While in Gore, Lusby stayed with
Pakeke Lions president Murray
Kirk, where he was rewarded.
''I had a hot shower, a warm bed
and a good dinner,'' he said.
''That's all I need to keep going.''
Lusby also got a cheque from the
Pakeke Lions club for $250 to go
towards his fundraising.
Lusby, of Palmerston North, said
he initially decided to walk New
Zealand to lose weight and to
celebrate his 60th birthday later
''Then I thought, if I am going to
worthy organisation,'' he said.
He decided on Cure Kids, because
it helps children in many ways,
from cancer sufferers to stillborn
''Plus people always want to help
kids,'' he said.
He has spent the past year
training for the 2219km journey,
which he will complete over 76
days, visiting 59 towns. He started
in Stewart Island and will finish
in Cape Reinga.
Sometimes he gets sore, but he
makes it through every day by
eating Marmite sandwiches.
''That's all I need. It's all mindset,
plus I don't carry a watch
Lusby headed towards Dunedin
after leaving Gore yesterday.
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