Welcome to Stokes Valley News Online
- August 2002

Stokes Valley News Online is brought to you on the first of every month by WPS, a publishing company with an interest in local community affairs, as well as local community newspapers.

Congratulations this month go to John and Heather Rook who added their name to the Stokes Valley News Online E-mailing list and one dinner for two courtesy of the Cosmopolitan Club and the Stokes Valley News Online!

If you'd like to advertise with Stokes Valley News Online, please see the options outlined in our Advertising Policy, and either call Steve Ritchie on 566-0474 / 025-249-6568 or email adverts@svn.co.nz. Thanks for your support, Stokes Valley. Please show your support by patronising our advertisers and mentioning to them that you have seen their ads online. We would also like to thank our regular contributors who give of their personal time to keep our community informed.

August's stories and other features are all linked to from the navigation frame on the left. Simply click the story of your choice to move from one to another.

This Month!

This month we bring you the following news and features:

RSA to Sell Land
The Stokes Valley RSA held a special meeting on Sunday 20th June to discuss the sale of a sizeable portion of land they own behind the club rooms.
Folks, We Have Some Winners!
Congratulations to John and Heather Rook who will be enjoying a dinner for two courtesy of the Cossie Club and the Stokes Valley news Online!
Stokes Valley History Part 8
We continue with the eighth in our series of short articles on the history of Stokes Valley. This month we feature Part 2 of our piece on Stokes Valley's earliest residents and families.
Mainly Music!
I want to share with you something amazing. The wonderful experience to participate with babies and toddlers with music. They put their whole heart and soul into it.
Stokes Valley Crime Report
Community Constable Keith Wright updates us on the latest crime figures for Stokes Valley.
"People Before Profit" Protest
Former Rimutaka Labour Electorate chairperson Nick Kelly led a "People Before Profit" protest outside Paul Swain's Electorate office in Taita, just prior to the election.
Recent Council Meeting News
We bring you up-to-date with a few of the issues dealt with at the recent Council Meeting (July 23).
Election Day
Election Day went very smoothly at the Jean Mullins School of dance polling booth.
LIONS Changeover Night
Julie-Ann Lennon tells us more about recent LIONS events and invites you to get involved.
New Stokes Valley Volunteer Fire Brigade Web Site
Our boys have had a site online for a while and it has been linked to previously under the Links section of the Stokes Valley News Online web site, however, they have been wanting to upgrade for some time.
Stokes Valley Library Report
Coralie Walton provides recent news from the Stokes Valley Library.

Our Comments section includes the following:

We say exactly what we think about recent attempts by Council to hinder public comment.
View from the Terris
Service Clubs, Community Groups, Marae Deserve a Medal; and Goodbye (we hope) to Central City Plaza
Hon. Paul Swain
The Hon. Paul Swain M.P. provides comment from Labour's perspective on a number of political issues.
Cr Julie Engelbretsen
Cr Julie Engelbretsen writes about her local council activities
Rev Heather Macdonald
Rev Heather Macdonald of St Philips Anglican Church provides spiritual comment.
Letters to the Editor
See what others have had to say. There have been quite a few this month. Use the online form to write a letter yourself.

Our Other Regular Features include:

Use this section to sell your items in Stokes Valley. It's free! Click the link in the banner bar above for the Submit Classifieds online form.
Stokes Valley Weather
We are grateful to Derek Chapman of Stokes Valley for providing us with up-to-the-minute weather reports and forecasts.
Check our up and coming events! Use the online form to submit publicity about your event - ideal for sports clubs and charities.
Business Directory
An online collection of Stokes Valley business addresses and phone numbers. Many of the online business pages change each month so be sure to check them out regularly!
Community Information
An online collection of Community Information, including schools, clubs, health services and more
Stokes Valley Pictorial
A small section of Stokes Valley images - We'd be interested in receiving your special photos for publication. We make every effort to update this section each month.
Stokes Valley Links
A small selection of links to other sites of interest to Stokes Valley residents. We're open for suggestions for inclusion.
SVN Archives
Each issue of Stokes Valley News Online will be archived here.

So that's it for this month. Once again we hope you will enjoy Stokes Valley News Online and we look forward to receiving your comments or suggestions.