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Waste Weka s all a utter...
Chu ed because recycling has become even easier
Working towards a sustainable future
Now you can add plastic
Grades 3 to 7 for kerbside
• detergent bottles, shampoo bottles
• bread bags
• yoghurt and margarine containers,
You've been recycling
grade 1 and 2 plastics.
• soft drink bottles, some shampoo and
• milk bottles, household cleaning containers
and supermarket bags.
Rinse food containers and bottles. Separate into plastics,
tin cans, glass and paper/cardboard. Check dates for
fortnightly recycling collection by typing 'recycle' in the
key word panel at the top of the
www.napier.govt.nz website page.
For further information, phone the Napier City
Council on 835 7595.
Ripper of a speech
Cheeky: Everybody does it but not everyone finds farting hilarious, says
Show stopper: Sophie Paterson's
unusual subject matter was a
When Sophie Paterson delivered
her speech at the Central Hawke s
Bay Primary Schools Rotary
Speech Competition last week,
her subject matter had everyone
in the audience intrigued. And
that was before she opened her
mouth to say a single word.
Farting was her subject and she
won first prize.
Sophie is in year 6 at
I think the title of her speech
raised a few eyebrows, but she
delivered very well, and really
engaged with the audience, says
principal Phil Bourke.
Sophie has had a couple of good
weeks as she won the intermedi-
ate girls race at the Central
Hawke s Bay interschool cross-
country last week, as well.
And a big thumbs-up to her
younger brother Ben for holding
up the explanatory diagram dur-
ing her speech and being the, um,
butt of one of her jokes!
Here is Sophie s speech.
Hi, today I am going to talk to
you about farts.
Some people think farts are
rude and some people think farts
are funny, like me.
I think farts are hilarious.
Farting is a fact of life. Every-
The Queen farts, superstars
fart and I fart. We will fart until
the day we die.
And apparently a person can
still fart after death!
Do you know why we fart?
Flatulence, wind or farts, what-
ever you like to call them, is the
production of the mixture of gases
in the digestive tract, that are by-
products of the digestive process.
The average person farts about
14 times a day, which produces
about half a litre of fart gas. (Per-
sonally, I think I fart more than
14 times a day).
Farts are made up of the follow-
Nitrogen, the main ingredient
making up 59 per cent; next
behind is hydrogen at 21 per cent;
9 per cent carbon dioxide; 7 per
cent methane; 3 per cent oxygen
and 1 per cent other stuff!
But listen to this -- hydrogen
sulphide is the compound that
makes them stink!
Here are the top 10 farters:
3rd Zebras and my pony Free.
7th Labradors and retrievers
8th Humans (vegetarians)
9th Human (non-vegetarians)
10th Gerbils (also known as the
If you are going to fart, do not
sit by flames, because farts are
Also, they can come motoring
out of your bottom at 10kmh.
No wonder some of you have
holes in your undies!
Please do not panic if you find
yourself trapped in a small space
like a closet, as it is impossible to
suffocate in your own farts.
Unless Ben (my little brother) is
in there with you!
Anyway next time you fart,
don t think it s rude. Just know
that everybottie, oops, I mean,
Thank you for listening to my
Here s a little poem that I d like
to share with you.
A fart can be useful
It gives the body ease.
It warms the bed in winter
And suffocates the fleas.
New boats funded
Fair winds: Sailability's Samuel Gibson, Mark and Katy Kenah and Henry
Sailability Hawke s Bay, a com-
munity group which helps dis-
abled people learn to sail, has
been given $20,000 by the
Greenmeadows Rotary Club.
Sailability is a relatively new
but flourishing group. Its first
boats arrived 18 months ago, and
more than 600 hours have been
sailed since then.
It is the largest group of its type
in New Zealand, with two boats
and 50 sailors currently regis-
tered, supported by 31 volunteers.
The Rotary grant will fund a
third boat, and a fourth is being
bought with Pub Charity money.
The two new yachts will allow
people with very limited
movement to sail by themselves.
You can find Sailability on
Saturday afternoons at the north
ramp of the Napier Sailing Club.
Founder and chairwoman of
Sailability, Katy Kenah, an EIT
tutor, recently received a Hawke s
Bay SPARC Sport Volunteer
The Rotary donation comes
from the club s 30th art exhi-
bition, held at the Napier Munici-
pal Theatre in June.
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