Kapi-Mana News : July 19th 2011
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I www twoa ac nz TTT015 Look out for our promotion on pages 19-21 for your chance to win A TRIP FOR TWO TO FABULOUS FIJI WINTER BLUES BUSTERS Group 'mad as hell' after equipment stolen By ANDREA O'NEIL Vital equipment has been stolen from a Pauatahanui volunteer nature group, despite the group taking more than adequate precautions against burglary. A shed used by Forest and Bird volunteers at Pauatahanui Wildlife Reserve was burgled twice in June, costing the group about $10,000 in stolen goods and damage to property. Volunteer and reserve com- mittee member Wanda Tate said essential maintenance was falling behind because it required the equipment. We re mad as hell. On June 24 burglars stole a commercial tractor-mower worth up to $7000 and two commercial scrub cutters worth $800 each. I m dead sure they want to sell the equipment. By the time we discovered it on the Sunday, my guess is that tractor was up in Wairarapa, Mrs Tate said. The burglars cut through steel mesh doors with bolt cutters to gain entry to the shed. The previous Sunday they made their first attempt at a break-in, but succeeded only in smashing padlocks on the shed s outer doors, rendering them useless. After the first break-in, Forest and Bird volunteers secured the tractor to a concrete block, but the chain was cut by burglars. The police said there really wasn t much else that (we) could have done, Mrs Tate said. The 4x2m shed would have to be rebuilt at a cost of several thou- sand dollars, she said. The group will claim insurance for the dam- age but faces a $1000 excess. It gets no grants or funding, so is looking to fundraise for the cash. In the meantime, essential grass mowing and reed trimming cannot be done, as certain areas of the reserve can be accessed only by a specially narrow tractor, like the one that was stolen. Work to raise certain tracks has had to cease too, and soil and gravel is lying in piles exposed to the elements. So we have a large area of slithery, mushy clay, Mrs Tate said. At the moment it s wheel- barrow brigades. 'Sky is your limit' Offering advice: Ron Manulevu, back left, and Jonathan Malifa, back right, with the Porirua College science students they spoke to recently. Photo: MICHELLE ROBINSON Believe in yourself, the sky is the limit if you are prepared to make sacrifices , was the mes- sage delivered to a group of year 12 and 13 Porirua College science students by Fijian medi- cal student Ron Manulevu on July 6. Ron is a third-year medical student studying at Auckland University. He graduated from Otago University with bachelor of science and master of science degrees and then took a policy job before deciding to pursue his long-term dream of becoming a doctor. A former Aotea College boy, he returns home to spend time with his family, as well as do part-time work, during the holidays. My dad passed away unexpectedly in 2007 and it made me realise you never know what the future holds. My parents sacrificed a lot, they put me on the right path and I want to make them proud, Ron told the Porirua College students. He and his colleague from the Ministry of Health, Jonathan Malifa, were invited to address the students as part of Partners Porirua s Futures in Health programme. The programme aims to motivate students and make them aware of the range of career opportunities in the health sector. Jonathan spoke about other opportunities to further studies, saying he was in the process of working and studying education and policy, part time. Partners Porirua manager Michelle Robinson said this was a fantastic opportunity for the college students to talk to other young people from their com- munity, and the career path- ways they are taking. Many of the young people we work with do not realise their true potential. Often they have a limited vision about what the future can hold for them. Partners Porirua is all about developing our youth and assist- ing them to make good career choices.
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