Kapi-Mana News : August 16th 2011
2 KAPI-MANA NEWS, AUGUST 16, 2011 NEWS “Ninness offers a full range of funeral services... and is still locally owned.” 17 Kenepuru Drive | Porirua | Phone (04) 237 4174 18 Kapiti Road | Paraparaumu | Phone (04) 297 0207 email@example.com | www.ninness.co.nz Brenden Jacobsen Cheryl Amys Todd Wearne If you were in the care of the State before 1992 and have concerns about your experiences .... You now have the chance to be heard, in confidence, by a panel of qualified people who will be visiting your area. Talking with the Panel will provide an opportun for you to share your concerns. The Panel will listen and where needed a tailored package of assistance can be offered. State care includes children's homes, foster care the special education sector, health camps and other residential health facilities. For more information call our freephone: 0800 356 567 visit www.listening.govt.nz or write to us at PO Box 5939 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6145. e, Some memories never fade. 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Wellington City Council received 14 submissions on General Distrib- utors Ltd's resource consent appli- cation to build the supermarket, half in favour and a further two neutral on the issue. Five submissions opposed the development. Submissions closed on June 14. A 4200 square metre Countdown is planned for a site beside Tawa's SH1 offramp, between Takapu and Wil- lowbank Rds. The supermarket would be the first stage of a planned 6.1 hectare shopping development on the site. Some of the site is currently used as a 12-space park n' ride'' carpark for train and bus commuters. Supporters and opponents voiced their submissions to councillor Andy Foster and two independent commissioners over four days in late July and early August. The panel will come to a decision in the next few weeks, a council spokesperson said. Tawa resident Graham Bruce said a new supermarket was urgently needed to give residents more choice and convenience. Every day that the decision is delayed will waste petrol and my time when I travel to Porirua for grocery shopping,'' he wrote. Several supporters included con- ditions in their submissions, such as that impact on traffic, pedestrian access, waterways and parking should be considered. Increased traffic, spoiling the gateway to Tawa'' and the view from the motorway, and the appearance of the supermarket were all mentioned in opposing submissions. Greater Wellington Regional Council submitted in opposition, say- ing the development would escalate the risk of stormwater contami- nation, and the loss of the park n' ride area would require compen- sation. The Wellington Architecture Cen- tre also opposed the development, saying it would suck the life out of Tawa's main shopping street. Tawa is a small suburban town- ship area that is already home to an undistinguished collection of shops and is currently trying to build up more of a sense of community,'' presi- dent Christine McCarthy wrote. We do not believe that the con- tinuing stretching out of the Tawa shopping area into a linear format, encouraging and mandating the use of automobile-only access, is a matter that is good for the suburb of Tawa.'' Knit pickers: A Wanaka ''yarn bomber'' and a little imagination has brought out the knitter in Isabella Tuffy. Also enjoying the woolly hobby are, from left, Sophie Pierce, Raniera Wereta and Rose Mitchell. Knitting fairy finds favour in Titahi Bay By MATTHEW DALLAS It would seem Titahi Bay preschoolers can spin as good a yarn as anyone. When their teacher Christine Macilquham shared news clippings from Wanaka of a yarn bomber'' leaving knitted treats around parks and playgrounds, the kids at Titahi Bay Kindergarten decided it was the work of the knitting fairy''. Not only did their enchanting theory find its way into the pages of the Wanaka Sun, but the woolly mystery inspired an interest in knitting from children and teachers alike. As well as weekly news clippings from Wanaka on the fairy's'' activities, Ms Macilquham decided to feed the kids' curiosity further. She brought a loom into class, along with a knitted rug and finger puppets. Outside, knitted flowers could be found in the playground trees, and beanies on the Maori carvings. The kids decided there must also be a Titahi Bay knitting fairy,'' she says. Balls of wool began replacing paints on the kindy tables, and teachers began dusting off their old knitting needles. The kids are being taught about the dyeing pro- cess and a field trip to Lindale Farm is planned so they can see where the fleece originates. Ms Macilquham says they like to show the kids how things are made and where they come from. It's been great. Most kids just think things come from The Warehouse.'' Her friend in Wanaka, Gail Petersen, who had been sending her the Sun clippings, was disap- pointed by some of the negative feedback the yarn bomber was receiving at home, so told the news- paper about the positive impact on a Porirua kindergarten. Four-year-old Isabella Tuffy has proved to be the most talented and enthusiastic of the young knitters, even assisting her classmates. These things are my favourite,'' she says with a smile, looking at the brightly coloured balls of wool around her.
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