Kapi-Mana News : June 21st 2011
52 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JUNE 21, 2011 NEWS WRL Premiership Saturday 25th June Reserves 1pm Premiers 2.30pm University v Upper Hutt Kelburn Park Randwick v St George Naenae Park Te Aroha v Porirua Te Whiti Park Wainuiomata v Petone Wise Park For all other draws visit our website To receive the weekly e-newsletter with all Wellington Rugby League news & events email email@example.com Proud supporters of local rugby league 3732829AE pix.ccn.co.nz er your own copy of photos in this paper, or other CCN titles, check out: To orde KÖRERO TE REO IN 2011 BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED Māori Language Classes Start Again Soon with NO FEES! Join the thousands of others who have taken the plunge to learn an offcial language of Aotearoa. Te Ara Reo Māori is designed for adult learners and uses a unique learning style called 'ako whakatere' (accelerated learning). Classes and tutorials are friendly, interactive and fun. LEVEL 2 (Beginner) is available in Wellington and Porirua. 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Titahi Bay Volunteer Fire Brigade found the going tough at the recent Sky Tower Challenge, but their collective fundraising effort placed them in the top five in the country. More than 400 participants from around New Zealand took on the lung- busting challenge on May 21, climbing 51 flights of stairs, or 1103 steps, in full gear that includes the firefighters big jacket and 25 kilograms of equipment. The event raised more than $170,000 for the Leukaemia & Blood Foundation, with Titahi Bay s efforts -- through spon- sorship, donations and even a car wash -- contributing $5517. They were fifth overall as a brigade, only $18 short of claiming top spot. Paul Setefano, from the Porirua station, was the second highest individual fundraiser, with $1961. In his suit, with breathing apparatus on, Kurt Walsh was 121st in the race up the stairs, with a time of 17:33, while Carl Gardiner made it to the top in 20:53, putting him 158th. Robbie MacInarlin, who competed in the race where breathing apparatus wasn t required, finished in a time of 17:07, which placed him 44th. In the masters section (40 to 55-years- old), Glenn Henderson completed the gruelling climb in 16:07, for 32nd spot, while Setefano finished in 30:50, for 80th place. Henderson says the support of the good folks of Titahi Bay and Porirua, along with Porirua Club and Titahi Bay RSA, made all the time they put in worthwhile. It was absolutely fantastic to be a part of, well worth the trip to Auckland. We put in a lot of hours but it paid dividends and we were ecstatic to finish fifth [fundraising]. We hope it s going to be a regular thing and more members from the Titahi Bay brigade will do it next year. Rest home promise Summerset Retirement Villages, has assured residents at Aotea rest home they will be paid the total market value of their homes, should they be destroyed or condemned due to natural disaster. The announcement came in the wake of the Can- terbury earthquake, leaving residents of Kate Sheppard Retirement Village in Christchurch homeless and with no claim on the insurance for their former homes. Summerset chief executive Norah Barlow said Summerset was concerned by the plight of the Kate Sheppard residents and immediately undertook a full review of its own policy. We have taken leadership on this because we need to ensure a fair solution for residents in the event of a natural disaster. In the first instance, all affected Summerset residents will be provided with accommodation at our cost. We will then do our best to rebuild as close to the original site as possible. If this isn t possible we will pay residents the total market value of their homes at that time. Ms Barlow said Kate Sheppard residents are only entitled to receive a payout equivalent to their orig- inal purchase price, minus a deferred management fee.For long-standing residents this amount will be much less than the current cost of their home. Alvina Napier, manager of Summerset Aotea, said the policy change meant residents no longer needed to worry about their security if a natural disaster struck. Our whole community has been asking itself what we would do if we were in the position of Christchurch, she said. Kate Sheppard shows us that our residents are incredibly vulnerable. Keeping community pantry stocked Spades ready: National MPs Aaron Gilmore, centre, and Hekia Parata, second from right, with members of Wesley Community Action in Porirua East. National MPs Hekia Parata and Aaron Gilmore donated 14 spades to the Wesley Community Action garden project recently, helping an endeavour which aims to supplement the organisation s food bank. Some of the spades were given to Mr Gilmore, who is based in Christchurch, by the Student Army that was mobilised following the February 22 earthquake. On hearing that Wesley Community Action needed gardening tools, Mr Gilmore contacted Ms Parata. I m delighted to be helping. It s a won- derful cause, he said. WCA has established the community pantry , which works with fam- ilies who use their food bank. They create and maintain a garden and small orchard which will add to the food bank s supplies. Not only does it encourage those who use the food bank to get involved, it teaches participants about how to grow fruit and vegetables, and about healthy eating, Ms Parata said. Anyone wishing to donate gardening tools, building materials, seeds and seedlings can drop them off at the Cannons Creek Community Pantry, 206 Mungavin Ave, Cannons Creek.
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