Kapi-Mana News : June 14th 2011
17 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JUNE 14, 2011 NEWS MOJ 1032 JURY SERVICE. YOUR CONTRIBUTION COUNTS. Tom has fought fires just about all over New Zealand as a volunteer with the rural fire force. He also runs his own local roofing company, so when he was called for jury service, he rearranged his jobs so he could make it to court. He let them know straight away they could count on him. New Zealanders like Tom contribute to their communities because they know what it takes to create the kind of country we all want to live in. When you're called upon to serve your community through jury service, say yes. justice.govt.nz/services/jury-service NZQA registered and accredited Teaching Level 1, 2, 3 and a selection of Level 4 Elementary = 38 weeks Advanced = 24 weeks (Courses staggered throughout the year) PHC027W WELLINGTON 336 High Street, Lower Hutt Ph: 04 570 0960 www.hairdressing.org.nz email: email@example.com Government Loans and/or Student Allowances available for course fees and living expenses. PREMIER Hairdressing Courses Next course starts: 13th June 2011 Enrol Now! Criteria applies 04 233 8162 www.intelligenttradeservices.co.nz Heat Pumps We have over 17 years experience in heating and ventilation. Call today for a free quote We guarantee the best price. Warmer, drier home Most efficient form of electrical heating Use all year round for heating and cooling Ultimate control and comfort We sell & install top quality brands Daikin, Panasonic, Mitsubishi & Hitachi 3593544AA 'Too busy to think about election' Out and about: National Cabinet minister Hekia Parata helps Whitby Lakes Retirement Village's managing director Sandy Foster open the new lifestyle centre late last month. By KRIS DANDO Hekia Parata says it's business as usual'', not looking towards the general election in November just yet. The National List MP and Cabinet min- ister, who will be contesting the Mana seat, recently hosted the Volunteering New Zea- land conference, in her capacity as associ- ate minister for the community and volun- tary sector. With volunteer awareness week around the corner, Ms Parata says the conference was a chance to recognise the efforts of ordinary Kiwis who have gone out of their way to help others, and look at ways the sector can be better utilised in the future. This year marks the 10th anniversary of International year of the Volunteer, established by the United Nations. Volunteers played a crucial role in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake, and will be to the fore when New Zealand hosts the Rugby World Cup later this year. Ms Parata said the conference was held in a very good spirit'', with an excellent cross-section of speakers. More than 100 people attended. Today's volunteers are many and varied -- with new and innovative approaches using social media networks and technology to be effective in the service of communi- ties. The future of volunteering has never looked so exciting,'' she said. Ms Parata has several responsibilities in John Key's government and said her diary was full enough without thinking about the election. It's still business as usual for me and I'm focusing on my portfolios at the moment. There's a lot of reading and travelling but I'm enjoying it all so much, especially in the women's [affairs] area lately.'' Along with women's affairs and the community and voluntary sector, Ms Parata is minister for ethnic affairs, acting minister of energy and resources, and has an associate role with ACC.
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