Kapi-Mana News : June 28th 2011
7 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JUNE 28, 2011 28 June 2011 The Council will open the library for two more hours each Friday beginning on 1 July. From 3.30pm to 5.30pm people will be able to enjoy more of what makes Cannons Creek Library special. Take out a new book, go online or take part in one of the fun programmes run by Librarian Bee Trudgeon. Among them is the Cannons Creek Youth Guitar Group, which meets from 4.30pm to 5.50pm on the first and third Friday of the month. Enjoy music while you read or bring your guitar and join in. "At times, this might get a bit loud, so if you can't beat 'em, join 'em," says Bee. "We wel- come all youth players with their own guitars to our Friday jams with Kylie Welch." Kids from 20 Primary Schools will be competing in their own Rugby World Cup 2011 come September. Tayla Asa, Natalie Seiuli, Sariah Penese and Mytthius Asa take part in the Cannons Creek Youth Guitar Group. A swell of submissions from residents asking for extended hours at Cannons Creek Library has been heard. MORE TIME AT THE Aquatic centre closed For maintenance It's time for Arena Aquatic Centre's regu- lar clean and maintenance checks so the pool will be closed from Monday June 27 until Friday July 15. The pool will reopen on Saturday 16 July 2011 at 8am - just in time for the school holidays. For people still wanting regular indoor exer- cise, why not try the Arena Fitness Centre? Phone 237 1521 or visit www.terauparaha- arena.co.nz. Schools taking part and the nations they will become are: Titahi Bay (Scotland), Paremata (Romania), Postgate (Argentina), Corinna (Italy), Tairangi (Australia), Holy Family (Wales), Ngatitoa (New Zealand), Plimmerton (Tonga), Papakowhai (Russia), Cannons Creek (Ireland), St Tereasa's (Georgia), Porirua (Nambia), Maraeroa (Canada), Titahi Bay North (France), Windley (England), Rangikura (Samoa), Pukerua Bay (Fiji), Saint Pius (USA), Russell (Japan) and Hampton Hill (South Africa). Stars serving the community Porirua City has some super people who freely give their time and help make our city a great place to live. Eight were recognised at the annual Civic Awards presentation held at Pataka last week. Tony Jackman, Robert Brace, Helen Chipper and Moana Tuariki received Civic Awards for Voluntary Community Service, while Marilyn Baigent, Paula Warren Nathan and Hayley Cooksley were awarded Mayoral Certificates of Recognition. Dr Jackman has lived in Pukerua Bay for 30 years and is admired for his community work there, especially with the Waimapehi Care Group. He has served in the areas of recreation, welfare, youth, culture and education. Since 1995, Mr Brace has devoted drive, energy and enthusiasm to staging the annual Christmas in the Park, which Porirua residents now look foward to as part of the city's annual events calendar. MrsChipper'ssignificant effort for the Plimmerton community over many years and her direct involvement in the success of the Plimmerton Village Plan has laid a foundation for other villages to grow and flourish. Similarly, Mrs Tuariki has shown tenacity, commitment and leader- ship in helping to develop the Waitangirua Community Park. She helped establish the Waitangirua Community Association and continues to work positively with others. Marilyn Baigent, a teacher at Aotea College, was recognised for her work with the college's award-winning barbershop quartet The Fource. Nathan and Hayley Cooksley of Avanti Plus Porirua have sponsored many local events, including support for the Council's annual Family Wheels Day and the Porirua Grand Traverse. Paula Warren is an environmental advocate from Wellington who has been active in the restoration of the reclaimed land at Pare- mata Bridge. library Cup fever That's when they compete in the Porirua City Rugby Nations Tournament, which is designed to help Porirua communities get involved with RWC 2011. A draw was held at Cannons Creek School last week, to decide which local school would represent each of the 20 Rugby World Cup nations. Cannons Creek School performed a rousing rendition of the haka Ka Mate as part of the powhiri for the 20 schools taking part in the tournament. Performances and speeches by Former All Black Stephen Ba- chop, 2002 Women's Rugby World Cup winner Izzy Ford and Mayor Nick Leggett were followed by a draw to match each nation with the school they will be represented by in the two-day tourna- ment on 20 and 21 September. Northern United Premier team, current holders of the Jubilee Cup, kindly offered their trophy for the draw and cheers went up from Ngatitoa School when their name was matched to the All Blacks. The Porirua City Rugby Nations Tournament will be a modified form of Rippa Rugby. Porirua City is hosting Wales, Fiji, Canada and the USA during Rugby World Cup, providing them with our top- notch training venues at Porirua Park and Te Rauparaha Arena. Kids from Porirua's Primary Schools get fired up about Rugby World Cup 2011 with Stephen Bachop and Izzy Ford.
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