Kapi-Mana News : June 28th 2011
10 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JUNE 28, 2011 A Kapi-Mana News SPECIAL FEATURE Home •Building •improvement Wellington lendsahand Wellington is loaning its city, its customers and its staff to Christchurch for 48 hours to help retailers whose premises have been affected by the earthquakes sell their stock. With more than 200 Wellingtonians involved as volunteers, Hands Up Wellington is one of the biggest charity events Wellington has seen. It was formed by a group of Wellington business owners with the aim to move stock from Christchurch stores to the capital and sell it at a two-day expo at the TSB Bank Arena on Queens Wharf over July 2 and 3. ''We are calling on all Wellingtonians to put their hands up and come shopping to help these small Christchurch stores survive and rebuild -- let's all show them our support,'' says Rochelle Jackson, director of Kitchen Elements, who came up with the idea for the event. She says the expo is definitely not being organised as a bag-a- bargain sale and these stores will only be here for 48 hours. ''We are asking the public to show their support to the Christchurch community by buying product, even just one item. It could so easily have been us in Wellington.'' Wellington business owners have been paired up with a Christchurch business for one weekend to help them rebuild their business, pay staff and get Christchurch business operating again, she says. Designer fashion, toys, gifts, furniture, lollies, tattooists, art, high end jewellery -- with most of the Art Centre coming -- has combined with a stage for fashion shows, hip hop groups and a big screen Sony PlayStation to put your skills against a Hurricane. ''The Expo will have fun and entertainment for the entire family and all for a great cause,'' says Ms Jackson. Wellington shoppers can check out stores participating and watch clips of behind the scenes footage on Facebook or online at handsupwellington.co.nz. All funds raised on the stands will be banked into the account of the Christchurch business registered as the individual stand- owner. It will not filter through but go directly to those who need it now, says Ms Jackson. Mainfreight has donated the freight to bring Christchurch goods to Wellington, with a team of Wellington builders and the NZ Army to help unload. Entry will be $5 with a large perspex replica of the Christchurch Cathedral as a collection box, lit up with LED lights. Designed and donated by a Wellington architecture student, the cathedral will be donated back to Christchurch as a memento of one city helping another. ''We are asking every Wellingtonian to come along, be a part of this fantastic event to help rebuild a city. Most of the stock is new or slightly damaged, we are sure someone will feel proud to buy it knowing they helped make a difference and, hopefully, if Wellington ever finds itself in similar situation, Christchurch will return the favour and put their hands up.'' Choose carefully Everyone knows the health dangers of living in a cold home, yet we all want to save money on our power bill.With so many choices of heaters on the market, the question remains -- how do we choose the right heaters for our homes? Many New Zealanders get frustrated when they try to heat their home, spend a fortune on power, and find that the room just doesn't stay warm, says Chris Heal, spokesman for Goldair. When determining which heater will heat the fastest and be most energy efficient, it's important you pick the right one for your room space. Below are key benefits in some common types: Ceramic heaters Have no glowing parts and are therefore safer to use Are portable, allowing them to be moved from room to room Great for small rooms, quick heating and personal warmth. Fan heaters Provide a cost- effective way to heat small spaces Great for personal warmth. Micathermic heaters Quickly bring a room up to temperature, thereby saving energy Run quietly Have no glowing parts so are safe to use Great for medium to large rooms. Oil heaters Run quietly Are portable Great for gradual heating in any sized room. 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