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    The Trustees RexGraham(Chairman) VikiBostock

    TaineRandell LawrenceYule

    Trust Deed / Charitable Status

    TheU-TurnTrustnowhasfullcharitablestatus.

    U-Turn Trust Proessional Support

    TheTrustisreallygratefultohavethesupportof

    thefollowingprofessionalserviceproviders: Bankers CreditUnionBaywide

    Accountants Carr&Stanton

    Solicitors GiffordDevine

    Summary Financial Report to30th April 2010

    Incomeforperiod $20,158

    Expenditure $12,518

    Bankat30thApril2010 $7,639

    Targeted Project SponsorshipsStrategy

    Ithasalwaysbeenourobjectivetonanceeach

    projectasastandalonefundingexerciseandwe

    haveachievedthisinalmostallinstances.TheTrust

    hasmadesometop-upsfromourownfunding

    baseandunderwrittencertainactivitieswhileother

    sponsorshipwasfound.Wehavemanagedto

    getconsiderablesupportfromthecommunityfor

    specicprojectsandwehaveraisedover$20,000

    incashfortheseendeavours.Halfofthiscame

    fromtheHastingsDistrictCouncil.

    Wehavealsohadconsiderablesupportand

    sponsorship,inkind,suchasworkfromVKA

    Advertising,peoplestimeintothehealthprogram,

    MACcoaching,administration,theAitutakibenet

    fund,thegroundpreparationwork,compostat

    theMaraeCommunityGarden,bikedonations,

    Tunutunusuppliesandthehugecontributioninthehealthprogram.

    JenniGiblinfromGiblinMcleodLtdhaskindly

    offeredtoassistthetrustwithsponsorshipandwe

    lookforwardtoworkingwithheroverthenext

    fewmonths.

    Flaxmere Ofce

    Ouroriginalintentionwastohaveanofcewhich

    wewouldsharewithothersinthecentralFlaxmereretailarea.Wehavenowabandonedthisobjective

    duetoachangeoffocus.

    To all our Sponsors and Stakeholders

    This is the U-turn Trusts frst report and we will endeavour to get one out every six months to

    keep you inormed about our activities and programs. A huge amount has gone on over the

    last six months and it is difcult to report accurately and to give due credit to everything that

    has occurred. A big thank you must go to everyone who has helped us over this period and have

    become an integral part o our extended wha-nau.

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    Te Aranga Marae

    U-turn trust and the

    Te Aranga Marae are

    two spirits travelling in

    the same Waka.

    Manyoftheprojectsthat

    U-turnsupportswere

    instigatedbyTeArangaMarae,

    suchasTunutunuandThe

    CommunityGarden.

    HenareandPamOkeefe

    continuetobecentraltoboth

    theTrustandtheMarae.

    TheMaraeisahugeinuence

    onourbehaviourandhasanincreasinginuenceand

    protectionovermanyofour

    newinitiatives.

    Flaxmere Heroes Calendar

    TheobjectivewastocreateaU-Turncalendar

    whichpositivelyhighlightedsomeveryspecialand

    dynamicpeoplethatliveinorcomefromFlaxmere;

    Ahero(orheroes)foreachmonthoftheyear.

    Thiswasourrstrealprojectanditwasapositive

    waytopresentouraimsandobjectivestothe

    community.

    Withtremendoushelpfrommanypeoplewe

    producedourrstFlaxmereheroescalendar(3000

    copies)forthe2010yearatacostof$7,000.ThiswassponsoredbytheFlaxmerelicensingTrustwith

    asmalltopupfromourownfunds.

    ThecalendarwaslaunchedataneventheldatTe

    ArangamaraeinDecemberandthiswasavery

    successfuleveningwhere

    theheroeswereintroduced

    tothecommunityandwere

    sungtobyPhilipRhodes.It

    wasanextremelyenjoyable

    andsuccessfulnightwhichwasfollowedbythe

    distributionofthecalender

    toover2,800homesin

    Flaxmere.

    TotaraHealthhavekindly

    offeredtosponsorthe2011

    calendarandwehaveasked

    thecommunitytonominate

    theirheroes.

    Te Korowai O Te Aranga Te Mana kaitiaki

    TeArangaMaraecloakcoversthisplace.

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    Te Aranga Marae Garden Project

    TheMaraegardencontinuestogrowandhas

    beenabeaconforpeoplefromallwalksoflife

    inFlaxmere.TheMaraeobjectivewastobring

    peopletogether,tocreategoodfellowshipaswell

    asgoodvegetables.

    Plantinggotunderwayinthespringandwehad

    asuccessfulgrowingseasonandharvest.We

    weregreatlysupportedbyahugecommunity

    uptakeandtheeffortsoftheMarae,Community

    Maxstaff,ablyleadbyGrantGreenwood.These

    youngpeopleunderGrantsleadershiphavenot

    onlycontributedtowardthisprojectgrowingand

    distributingvegetablestoolderpeopleinFlaxmere

    butalsotowardtheirowngrowthascitizens.The

    FlaxmereTonganandCookIslandcommunities

    havetheirownsectionand

    bothhavegrownkumaraand

    taroinabundance.

    Wehavehadgreatsupport

    fromlocalagriculturalists,

    includingMikeGlazebrook

    whoplacedahugeamount

    ofbeautifulcompostonthe

    centralgardenandboththe

    ApatuandBostockfamilies

    haveploughedandworked

    thesoil.

    TheteamatBNZgaveup

    theirtimeforadaystoilin

    thegardenandthiswasvery

    helpfulandenjoyable.

    Itsavery

    boneypiece

    oflandwithout

    muchtop

    soilthatwill

    continueto

    needalotof

    investmentand

    tenderlove

    andcare.We

    haverecently

    successfully

    appliedtotheSpringhillTrusttoassistwithnew

    equipmentandgardeningtools.

    Weareplanninganotherplantingprogram

    thisspring.

    Prisoner Rehabilitation

    HenareandPamcontinuetobeactiveinthisarea

    andhaveassistedseveralreleasedprisonersover

    thelastsixmonths.

    Flaxmere Triathlon

    Wehavehaddiscussionswiththepossible

    organisersandSportHawkesBayabouthavingaFlaxmeretriathelianandtheyarekeentohelpwith

    theestablishmentofthisevent.

    Distressed Families

    Wehavenotedthatthenumberofdistressed

    familiesinFlaxmerehaveincreasedandHenareand

    Pamsworkcontinuesinthisarea.Itisaconcern

    thatsocialservicesdontseemtobecopingwith

    thisincreaseandwelookforwardwithoptimism

    totheintroductionoftheWhanauOraprogram.

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    Tunu Tunu

    TheTunutunumobilebarbequecontinuestobea

    greatvehicletomeetthepeopleofFlaxmereand

    deliverourmessage.Thishasinvolvedahuge

    effortfromHenareandPamandtherearenot

    manypeopleinFlaxmereorsurroundingdistrictsthatdontknowaboutTunutunu.

    ThecapitalcostofsettingupTunutunuwas

    nancedbyUnisonanddonatedtotheTeAranga

    Marae.Peopleinthecommunitycontinueto

    donatemoney,(smallandlarge)foodandgastokeepthiswonderfulconceptontheroad.3R

    Recyclinghasbeenabigsupportergivingaregular

    donationeverysixmonths.

    Flaxmere Health program

    ThisprogramwasproposedbyTaineRandelland

    iseffectivelyaculturallyspeciceatingprogram

    thatfocussondiabetescontrol.Wewanttorun

    twopilotprograms,therstbeingbasedfromthe

    TeArangaMaraeandifthatissuccessfulthenwe

    willmovetoawiderpilotinvolvingotherMarae

    andcommunitygroupsinFlaxmere.

    31peoplewereselectedfromtheMarae,mostly

    peoplewhowereveryoverweight.

    ThegroupmeetontheMaraeeveryWednesday

    nightwheretheyreceivefreshcounselling,blood

    sugarchecksandofcourseareweighed.

    Intwoweeksthegrouplost90Kilosandwhilethispaceofchangehasslowedthegroupisstill

    continuingtolosealargeamountoffat.Ourown

    teamhavebeenverysuccessfulinthisprogram;

    Des(lost13kg)Henare(lost6kg)Pam(lost12kg)

    Rebecca(lost12kg)andGrant(lost20kg).

    Theenthusiasmandmoraleboosthasbeenquite

    incredibletowatch.Everyoneonthisprogram

    isbubblingaboutitseffectontheirlifeandthis

    isoneofthemostsuccessfulprogramsthatwehavebeeninvolvedwithtodate.Theprogram

    isofcourseongoinganditwouldnthavebeen

    possiblewithouttheguidanceandgenerosityof

    BenWarrenofBePurewhohascontributedhis

    timeandknowledgetotheFlaxmerecommunity.

    Goingforward,

    thisprojectwill

    requiresubstantial

    fundingandwearecurrentlyworkingon

    abusinessplanto

    achievethis.

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    andhighmoralstandardsbuttheyalsoneedtobe

    professionalandcompetitive.

    Henare,TaineandPatBensonhaveputtremendous

    timeandeffortintothisclubandtheturnaround

    hasbeenremarkablewiththreewinsalreadythis

    season.HavinganexAllBlackandexHawkes

    BaycaptainasmentorsandcoachestoaFlaxmere

    basedrugbyteamhashadahugeeffectonthe

    teamandwithmembersofthiscommunity.Thisis

    abigtributetobothofthem.TheBensonMarquee

    isalsonowregularlyseenatMACaftermatch

    functionsandLawrencehasdonehisbiton

    tunutunuattheaftermatchfunctions.TheTrust

    hascontributedasmallamounttothesefunctions

    whichishelpingtobringthecommunitytogether

    aroundthisteam.

    Wehavefoundsponsorsfortheteamsnewjerseys

    andUnisonhassponsoredtrainingshirts.They

    havealsocommittedtheirsupporttothejunior

    club.TherearetoomanychildreninFlaxmerewhowant

    toplayrugby,missingoutandweneedtomake

    surethisdoesnthappeninthefuture.

    TheMACSportClubisbasedinFlaxmereand95%

    oftheplayersandsupportersresideinFlaxmere.

    MACisanoldandwellrespectedpremierrugby

    teamthathasahugehistoryinHawkesBay,

    supportedbyplayerslikeGeorgeNepia,ToriRead

    andEveradJackson.

    Theclubhasbeenablyleadinrecentyearsby

    AnthonyMorleyandithasmovedintoawhnau

    basedorganisationencompassingarangeofsports

    andfamilyactivities.

    Antonyandhissupportershavebeenincredibly

    successfulinthisendeavourandtheynowhave

    500registeredclubmembersandaretheHawkes

    Baynetballchampions.Theyarealsoanexample

    ofstrongfamilyvaluesandcommitmenttotheir

    community.Unfortunatelytherugbyteamdid

    notfollowthenetballteamssuccessontheeld

    andtheystruggledagainstbetterfundedclub

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