Kapi-Mana News : May 17th 2011
10 KAPI-MANA NEWS, MAY 17, 2011 NEWS CONTACT US 8 Transpower, the owner and operator of New Zealand's national electricity grid, is planning to undertake routine repairs to the wires (conductors) on its Bunnythorpe--Wilton A line from 21 to 31 May 2011. Implosive fittings The repairs will be undertaken using implosive fittings. These are sleeves fitted with explosives that are attached to a damaged aluminium conductor and detonated. The heat from the implosions will fuse and repair the damaged areas. Noise Warning The sound generated from this repair work can be heard several kilometres away, and is very loud at close distances. The work is being undertaken only on those sections of line away from populated areas. Please do not be alarmed if you hear loud noises, see flashes on the lines, or notice helicopters flying near the areas indicated on the map. Location of work The area of activity is detailed in the accompanying map. ROUTINE TRANSMISSION LINE MAINTENANCE -- CONDUCTOR REPAIRS USING EXPLOSIVES If you would like more information on this project please visit www.gridnewzealand.co.nz/wellington-implosive-repairs or call Stephen Howard on 027 490 9464. Timing of work The work is scheduled to occur between 21 and 31 May 2011 inclusive. It will typically take place between the hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm, although implosions will be timed and sequenced to be as least disruptive as possible. 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Glass fitter Plumber Roofer Electrician Gasfitter Gardener Paver Cat door Builder Heat pumps Pool cleaner Appliance repairs 04 233 8162 ww w.intelligenttradeservices.co.nz Insulation 3641432AB Priority list for loos By KRIS DANDO Public toilets at Paremata Bridge, Waitangirua and Pukerua Bay Library have been prioritised by Porirua City Council, with upgrades to hap- pen within the next two years. Councillors agreed on the three sites as being the most urgent of the 28 within Porirua, with Paremata Bridge and Waitangirua (outside the mall) scoring a priority rating score above 90 per cent based on con- dition, public safety, usage and strategic importance. The loo in Pukerua Bay narrowly edged out the Lyttelton Ave block opposite Countdown. A report to the city services committee on May 5 acknow- ledged that the Paremata Bridge site has been a priority for some time , but has not progressed due to outstanding design concept issues . Options are to build a new modern block centrally in the car park or upgrade the existing facility. The report describes the toilets as being favoured by individuals for undesirable sex- ual activity and any new block will need to be visible, provide changing facilities and be in aesthetic sympathy with the surroundings. Mr Leggett said with this spot being a gateway to the city, it is important all issues were con- sidered. This is a high-use area for people during the summer so I don t have a problem in taking a little longer to get this right. Council chief executive Gary Simpson said there were differing standards for toilet blocks depending on their location in the city and the pub- lic had possessive views when it came to public toilets. He believed the Paremata Bridge facility should be upgraded rather than replaced, with an architectural firm employed to make them into something very, very smart . Each upgrade or new block will cost about $200,000. There is talk about having electronic loos -- like those found in Taupo -- which reduces the risk of van- dalism. The council could then control the hours they are avail- able for use. After Lyttelton Ave, the next in the queue are Niblick Lane in Titahi Bay (behind the fire sta- tion), Plimmerton Domain and Ngatitoa Domain. Festival folk: Joining National MP Hekia Parata, centre, in the Porirua City Council chambers were representatives from the successful REAL applicants, from left, Karyn Stillwell (PCC), Mark Kopu (Toi Maori Aotearoa), Mayor Nick Leggett, Judy McKoy (Migrating Kitchen) and Riki Wineera (Ngati Toa). All set to celebrate World Cup bond Community groups in Porirua have received more than $300,000 of cen- tral government money between them to host events during this year s Rugby World Cup. The successful local applicants were celebrated by National MP Hekia Parata and Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett at a function at Porirua City Council on May 6. The REAL New Zealand Festival, which runs from September 9 to October 23, had $9.5 million to allo- cate but received applications for more than $72m. The purpose for the festival is to expose the expected 85,000 inter- national visitors to this country s arts, food and wine, heritage, cul- ture, entertainment, business and lifestyle. The successful applicants from this area were Ngati Toa runanga, Toi Maori Aotearoa, the Maori Art Market, The Migrating Kitchen and Porirua City Council. Between them they secured $312,000 to hold their events in Porirua. Ngati Toa plans to use its portion to put on an interactive exhibition at Te Papa, telling the story of the Ka Mate haka and teaching visitors the correct way to perform it. The Migrating Kitchen is likely to feature culture and cooking from some of the nations competing at the World Cup, while PCC will hold a three-week festival of its own, which includes concerts and big screens showing some matches. Ms Parata says it was great to see Porirua applicants make the grade, particularly in such a com- petitive pool . This is a great opportunity to showcase our region and our people. Mr Leggett said Porirua needs to maximise its involvement in the largest sporting event the country has ever hosted. Porirua hosts Wales, Canada and Fiji, who will be making full use of Te Rauparaha Arena, the Aquatic Centre and Porirua Park. We are pleased to be able to bring the excitement of the Rugby World Cup to our communities through the various events we have planned, including the live 3-D coverage of the semi-finals and final matches right here in our city.
May 24th 2011