Kapi-Mana News : June 14th 2011
10 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JUNE 14, 2011 NEWS Tawa Business Park is situated close to the heart of Tawa central just north of Dressmart and only 5 minutes from Johnsonville, Newlands, Churton Park and Grenada. tawa business park ....................................76-86 MAIN ROAD • storage units • packaging shop • car repairs • gymnasium • valuations • liquor • tyres • car care products • panel beater • mother & baby products 3784527 Check out our Price Promise at www.storage-solutions.co.nz 1 Broken Hill Road Kenepuru, Porirua Phone: 238 4306 76 Main Road Tawa, Wellington Phone: 232 4393 Self Storage Association of Australasia Multi Award Winning Company 2008/09/10 INSTORE DAILY TYRE SPECIALS! 232 8288 3791104AA Early winter warmers June is the first of the winter months with shorter days and cooler temperatures becoming noticeable. Prepare yourself this month with some early winter warmers, have your car serviced and checked over for the months ahead, peruse our specialty shops for mother and baby's warmer winter clothing and for yourself something to warm the insides -- maybe a nice liqueur? Warm up your body with a good workout at the gym and give yourself more space by storing all the summer sports equipment, clothing and camping gear. Get ready to snuggle in for the colder months ahead. 3784505 3805429 Ka 942 takes the restoration award Old glory: Ka 942 passing Makatote, near Mt Ruapehu in 2008, re-enacting the first rail journey from Wellington to Auckland 100 years earlier. Photo: BEN CALCOTT A 145-tonne steam train lovingly restored in a Plimmerton work- shop has taken out a top resto- ration award. Locomotive Ka 942 has won the Steam Locomotive Restoration Award at the Federation of Rail Organisations of New Zealand conference, held at Greymouth's Shantytown over Queen's Birth- day weekend. Built in 1940 by New Zealand Railways' Hutt workshops, the huge locomotive was initially based in Taihape, working the main trunk line. It was with- drawn from regular service in 1967 after 944,000 miles. In 1972 it was sold to Porirua- based businessman and founder of Mainline Steam Trust Ian Welch, in what he describes as a very worn'' condition. A number of years spent stored in the open had taken its toll, with rust having taken a firm hold in parts.'' Restoration began in the 1980s and its overhaul was completed by members of the Glenbrook Vin- tage Railway. In the 1990s the train was a popular tourist attraction, steam- ing a six-hour round trip from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass. It was retired again in 1999 after firebox problems. A second restoration took place in Mainline Steam's Plimmerton depot during 2008. Tai Poutini Polytechnic Steam School (West Coast) tutor Ian Tibbles was on the judging com- mittee and said Ka 942 was chosen in recognition of the scale of the boiler repairs undertaken during the restoration. This train is a beast. It has around 1400 horsepower and is remembered for pulling 14 carriages on the early main line steam excursions to Arthur's Pass, the longest continuous climb in the country. It's great to see it looking its best and pumping out that horsepower again.'' Ka 942 took part in the 100-year anniversary of the North Island main trunk route in 2008 and Mr Welch believed it should be available for service for many years to come. Mainline Steam Trust is an organisation devoted to the resto- ration, promotion and operation of historical steam locomotives in New Zealand. There are depots across the country, with the biggest being in Plimmerton and Parnell. FRONZ is a not-for-profit org- anisation representing the Heri- tage and Tourist Rail Industry of New Zealand, comprising more than 70 organisations, including museums and rail operators. The Steam Locomotive Resto- ration Award is sponsored by Tai Polytechnic and Shantytown.
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