Kapi-Mana News : August 2nd 2011
4 KAPI-MANA NEWS, AUGUST 2, 2011 NEWS Affordable, Exceptional In-Home Childcare! At PORSE we believe that a home environment provides children with time for an unhurried childhood, daily routine and play. We offer: • A supported play and learning programme • 20 Hours ECE for 3 to 5 year olds, WINZ support • Loads of resources for your Educator to access • PlaySchools, Nature PlaySchools, music groups, outings. We have Home Educators in your area with spaces now in Paremata, Papakowhai, Aotea, Ascot Park, Whitby, Waitangirua, Ranui Heights, Titahi Bay and Tawa Mana 233 0494 w w w.PORSE.co.nz A0940-NC 3709067AA 09963AA Please rsvp by 5pm Thursday 4th August 2011 There is no cost to attend. ARE YOU NEW TO NEW ZEALAND? If so, then you are invited to a seminar on what you need to know when buying and owning a franchise. Find out about the business taxation system in New Zealand presented by: Bruce Peterson of the I.R.D. as well as • how franchising works • appraising a business - what to look for • and where to find information and support Presented by: Cat Feaunati WHERE: Porirua Employment Hub Conference Room WHEN: 5.30pm to 7.00pm, Monday 8th August, 2011 For more information or to register for a place please contact Annette Woods, Settlement Support Co-ordinator on 237 3578 or email email@example.com Word Up brings poetry, music Pacific poet: P-Town poet Florence Faumuina-Aiono will be performing in Te Papa's Word Up series, a new take on poetry performance mixing music, video, storytelling and spoken word. Photo: P J SCHWALGER PHOTOGRAPHY By ANDREA O'NEIL If you think you don t like poetry, Word Up is the event for you. Storytelling, video, music and the spoken word will come together intent on casting poetry in a new light at three upcoming per- formances at Te Papa. The events, dubbed Word Up , are being organised as a collabor- ation between Whitireia Polytechnic, local poetry group P-Town Poetry Society, and Wellington publishing company Huia. Porirua-based P-Town poets have always built music into their poetry, drawing on the group s Pacific Island and Maori heritage, member Flor- ence Faumuina-Aiono says. In those cultures music is always a key part of the performances. The six-strong society is dedicated to encouraging shy poets to share their work with others. We have some awesome Pacific Island poets out there, she says. We knew if we did it col- laboratively they would all come to the party. Four P-Town poets will share their work at Word Up, and Ms Fau- muina-Aiono says sound effects, video and song will create an engag- ing hour of poetry. Music and words will also be combined in the second performance of the Word Up series, merging to form a new performance style, the word choir -- described by Whitireia as a totally new take on the tra- ditional singing choir -- poems set to music . The show will be put on by Whiti- reia s creative writing and music students. The final event of the series, called The Big Red Head, is for children. People from Wellington publishers Huia will be reading children s stories in Te Reo and English. The show features an interactive tale of Barnaby Bennett, who refuses to wear any colour but red. Spot prizes for children dressed in red. Word Up series at Te Papa: P-Town Poets, Saturday, August 6 11am; Whitireia creative writing and music students, Saturday, August 13 11am; Huia Publishers, Saturday, August 20 11am. Free entry. 'Z' getting involved Angling for votes: Mana Volunteer Coastguard is one of four local charities vying for a $5000 grant from new petrol station ''Z'' at Mana. The coastguard relies entirely on charitable donations to fund its lifesaving activities, says skipper Roger Waite, far right. By ANDREA O'NEIL Mana Esplanade s new Z pet- rol station is serving the com- munity in more ways than one. The station, formerly branded Shell, opened with its new ident- ity on Friday morning, at a cer- emony attended by 50 com- munity members. Z Energy boasts it is run by Kiwis for Kiwis. The company is jointly owned by the New Zea- land Superannuation Fund and Kiwi company Infratil. Aside from bolstering Kiwis pension funds, Z is getting behind the community by offer- ing $5000 to local charities. For the next month, Z Mana customers can vote for their favourite of four charities: Friends of Mana Island, Belly- ful, Mary Potter Hospice Porirua and Mana Volunteer Coast- guard. The $5000 will be split among the charities according to how many votes each group gets. Friends of Mana Island s Brian Paget says his group would use the money to re-home shore plovers that have lost their way in rough winter weather. Mary Potter Hospice occupational therapist Linda Miller says her group needs funds to set up a new day base for terminally ill patients on Prosser St. Bellyful and the Coastguard will use the funds to continue their regular activities, which for the coastguard are 24/7 and entirely community funded, skipper Roger Waite says. Station owner Ras Singh cleared up a question on everybody s lips at the cer- emony: it s pronounced zed , not zee . STV voting for regional council Despite objections from Upper Hutt and Wairarapa regional councillors Wellington Regional Council has opted to switch to single- transferable-vote -- STV -- elections. Upper Hutt representative Paul Swain wanted the regional council to continue with first-past- the-post elections in order to be consistent with Upper Hutt City Council. Voting papers which asked voters to tick some boxes and numbers in others caused confusion, he said. In order to be consistent with the [Upper Hutt City] council, I am going to be voting against.
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