Kapi-Mana News : June 28th 2011
5 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JUNE 28, 2011 NEWS CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE WWW.PAK SAVE.CO.NZ MID-YEAR BLOWOUT TRUCKLOADS OF GREAT DEALS THROUGHOUT THE STORE! Monday 27 June - Sunday 3 July 2011 Search for Porirua PAKnSAVE and... For 24 hour assistance Telephone 04 298-5168 Graham John Andrew Diane Kapiti Coast Funeral Home 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu 2884679AA Whitby outlaws liquor in parks A liquor ban has come into effect in Whitby, covering the Endeavour Park, Adventure Park and Whitby Lakes areas. The ban became law immedi- ately after Porirua City council- lors ratified it at the strategy, finance and regulatory com- mittee on June 16. Alcohol was identified as a key factor in a perceived increase in youth crime in the suburb over summer, with police meeting community members in January to voice their concerns. Whitby Scout Hall, Samuel Marsden Collegiate and the shopping centre were enduring vandalism with increased frequency. The map of the new liquor ban area shows the shopping centre is not included. At the committee meeting, councillor Denys Latham wanted to know how the ban would be signposted. He was told there would be appropriate signage'' put up on the periph- ery of the banned areas, as well as inside the zones. Whitby-based councillor Anita Baker said coloured markings on the footpath, as other councils have, would alert young people more effectively, as they do not look up''. Ballet still his love By ANDREA O'NEIL Pas de deux: Eric Southern and ballet dancer Sir Jon Trimmer seem fated to meet often in life. When the Royal New Zealand Ballet visited Harbourview Rest Home in Papakowhai recently, they were unwittingly perform- ing for a ballet veteran. Resident Eric Southern, 94, has worked as a ballet publicist all his life, starting in his native England and then in New Zea- land after he emigrated in 1950. I became heavily involved in ballet,'' he says. I was in pub- licity, a PR man.'' Mr Southern has worked with some of ballet's leading lights over the years, such as English ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn and Royal New Zealand Ballet founder Poul Gnatt. But it is veteran dancer Sir Jon Trimmer he has had the most to do with. He remembers in particular taking a photo of Sir Jon in the 1950s, which showed the dancer in front of a mirror, covered in paint. He was very, very young,'' he says of the now 72-year-old dancer. Later, Mr Southern even lived right by Sir Jon in Pukerua Bay: We seem to have been fated to meet.'' Asked when he stopped being involved in ballet, Mr Southern replied: I've never really stopped.'' So it was with eager antici- pation he took a front-row seat for the ballet company's visit to Harbourview, where he has lived since February. Dancers talked to residents about costume and dance techniques, and Sir Jon gave a makeup demonstration. The visit was part of a dance- themed week at the rest home, designed to get residents learn- ing about dance and even participating. The home had visits from line dancers, belly dancers, ballroom dancers, contemporary dancers and an Indian dancer. There was a field trip to see the Royal New Zealand Ballet's new Sleeping Beauty costumes, and a disco where staff members dressed as Tina Turner. One of the Tinas, administrator Liz Abbott, says the ballet visit was a highlight of the week. Not one of the residents fell asleep'' she said, laughing. It was the culmination of a really good week.''
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