Welcome to Stokes Valley News Online
- The Second Issue!

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.

We're excited to bring you our second edition! We're also pleased to say that the response to the first edition has been overwhelmingly positive. It was good to receive so much encouraging feedback and advertising support. We knew we were onto a good thing, but even we were pleasantly surprised by the web page stats that tell the story of many many visits each day; more than we envisaged or dared to hope for! Thank you Stokes Valley. We hope you will continue to enjoy and benefit from our pages.

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This Month!

www.rankin.co.nzFebruary'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 we bring you the following news and features:

An Interview with Irene Van Dyk
We caught up with Irene in Speldhurst park and talked to her about her recent nomination for NZ Sportswoman of the Year!
Stokes Valley History Part 2
The second in a series of articles briefly examining the history of Stokes Valley. This month we look at early land division and pioneer life.
Stokes Valley Burglaries
Community Constable Keith Wright reports on local crime statistics.
Good Season for Stokes Valley Cricket!
Our cricket teams are having an exceptional year. Read about their achievements.
Stokes Valley Tennis Team Make the Playoffs!
Continuing in a sporting vein, we're pleased to report that our tennis team have had an excellent year too!
Stokes Valley Community Centre
Janet reports on the recent camp held and updates us about Community Centre activities.
Northern Ward Candidates Unofficial Poll Results
We let you know how you voted in our unofficial poll.

Our Comments section includes the following:

No Rates Rises - The Bad News
View from the Terris
Mayor John Terris answers some of your "frequently asked questions."
Hon. Paul Swain
The Hon. Paul Swain M.P. writes about the political activities of the Labour Party.
Rev Heather Macdonald
Rev Heather Macdonald of St Philips Anglican Church provides spiritual comment.
Community Constable
Keith Wright, the Community Constable for Stokes Valley reports on local crime statistics.
Letters to the Editor
There have been quite a few! See what others have had to say. 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.
Real Estate
Thank you too, to Campbell realty MREINZ for their monthly Real Estate Report
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
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.