Kapi-Mana News : June 14th 2011
29 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JUNE 14, 2011 NEWS REAL ESTATE HOME OF THE WEEK TAWA REALTY LTD MREINZ 80 Redwood Avenue, TAWA FANTASTIC LOCATION Super spacious living areas, great decking, 4 bedrooms & situated over the road from Redwood School. Perfect family environment offering room to spread out & all within walking distance of railway View at: www.harcourts.co.nz/ TW110506 open2view ID# 247419 OPEN HOME: Sunday 19/06 12.30-1.00pm TENDER closes 23/06/2011 at 4.00pm @ Harcourts Tawa, 215 Main Road, Tawa Agent Details: Mike Wynne-Jones TAWA REALTY LTD MREINZ - Licensed Agent REAA 2008 232 4178 or 0274 423 640 Email: email@example.com 2375052BL HOME AND INCOME - FLEXIBLE LIVING TENDER 21 Franklyn Road, TAWA This 1960s home has been beautifully renovated with family living in mind. All the hard work is done - re-wired, re-plumbed and insulated. North facing open plan living and kitchen connect seamlessly to a sheltered and private deck. A self-contained flat could supplement your mortgage or suit extended family or as a teenage space. Great light, space and parking for three vehicles. Most convenient to schools, shops, public transport and a quick trip to the city. Enquiry welcome from $450,000. View at: www.harcourts.co.nz ID# WL20838 OPEN HOME: VIEW SUNDAY 12.00-12.45pm TENDERS CLOSE: Thursday, 23 June 2011 at 4.00pm, Harcourts Wellington City Office, 54-56 Cambridge Terrace Agent Details: Robynne Neal TEAM WELLINGTON LTD MREINZ P: 803 1762 M: 027 582 1680 Email: robynne.neal@ harcourts.co.nz 4 3 2 3 3802398AA Numbers game By JIM CHIPP Cost projections from KiwiRail briefly appeared to send Wellington Regional Council s transport budget $2.6 million into the red, a council meeting was told recently. KiwiRail updated its forecasts in April with the additional costs. Council chief financial officer Bruce Simpson said a closer inspec- tion of KiwiRail s projections revealed the rail company had mis- coded some capital expenses related to upgrade work associated with the new Matangi trains, and charged work for another train to the council. When we sat down with them we actually discovered that quite a sig- nificant portion related to capital projects, he said. The biggest charge was $900,000 attributed to electricity line main- tenance, which was actually upgrade work for the more powerful Matangi trains. Another $500,000 was for replace- ment buses for trains during line shutdowns, which had been planned for in the upgrade budget. A further $150,000 was for work done in KiwiRail s carriage workshop to the TranzScenic train, mistakenly attributed to the council. The projected cost overrun is now only $300,000, the cost of temporary ticket collection changes, Mr Simp- son said. I think in hindsight, if they could have their time again, they would have spent a little bit more time on working out their numbers. Council launches online forum Greater Wellington Regional Council has launched a new online forum for people to have their say about what the council does. The first topic for discussion in the online forum is the future for Baring Head, the newest addition to our regional parks network, chairwoman Fran Wilde said. The new discussion forum can be found at haveyoursay.gw.govt.nz. This is an exciting new way for people to have their say about the business of our regional council and at the same time see what others are saying about the same topic. Tools like this greatly support a more open way of making decisions, she said. We ve recently linked up with an organisation called Bang The Table that is providing the service that runs our new forum. Bang The Table has been active in Australia for some years and their service . . . is now expanding to other parts of the world. I really encourage people to have a look at this new forum and participate in the discussions.
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