Kapi-Mana News : August 16th 2011
11 KAPI-MANA NEWS, AUGUST 16, 2011 NEWS Super Low prices for Rump Steak & Premium Beef Mince! Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971. www.madbutcher.co.nz Offers valid from Mon 15th Aug - Sun 21st Aug. All Stores Open 7 Days Fresh Sliced Rump Steak $9.99 kilo only Serving suggestion only $8 only .99 kilo Save $7kg off our everyday low price! Premium Beef Mince Save $5kg off our everyday low price! As Advertised on TV As Advertised on TV 3920913AC PORIRUA SHOPPING CENTRE (Opposite Countdown), PORIRUA PH: 238 2563 Dream it -- build it -- love it! Visit our Award Winning Showhome: 67 AOTEA DRIVE AOTEA, PORIRUA l Open Monday to Friday 9am-4pm l l Sunday 1-4pm l • Design & Build Specialists • House & Land Packages available www.estilohomes.co.nz Phone Simon Redshaw Ph 238 1003 -- Mb 027-4400 793 Talk to our construction finance specialists today 3646368AB Porirua Youth Award nominations open By ANDREA O'NEIL Time is nearly up to nominate your favourite young person for 2011 s Porirua Youth Awards. If you know a child or teenager talented in the arts, sport or edu- cation, or who devotes themselves to the community, be sure to nominate them by this Friday, August 19. Eight awards are up for grabs. Prize money up to $1000 is awarded to winners, to be used for travel, projects or tuition fees in their area of interest. The four categories are arts and culture, environment and com- munity, sports, and education. Age ranges for the award are 12 to 15 years or 16 to 19 years, and all entrants must attend school or poly- technic in Porirua. Two of last year s winners used their prize money to travel overseas, pursuing their passion. Twelve-year-old bud- ding football star Dominic Wooldridge travelled to Japan to play in the 22nd Asian Cup. Classical pianist and violinist Asaph Verner, 17, went to Philadelphia and New York to look at university opportunities and soak up the United States classical music scene. Award winners will be announced on September 30. Application forms available from Partners Porirua, 6 Hagley St, or at poriruafoundation .org.nz/porirua-youth-awards. Kids tidy up parks Litter be gone: Young people are being paid by the council to clean up Porirua's parks. Pictured are members of Cannons Creek Opportunity Centre, with Bowdy Matautia at centre holding aloft a can he saved from littering Cannons Creek Lakes. By ANDREA O'NEIL Paid to pick up litter If Cannons Creek Lakes have been litter-free lately, it s because local kids have an incentive to keep it tidy. Young people belonging to the Cannons Creek Opportunity Centre earn $15 an hour from Porirua City Council to pick up rubbish in the reserve. The kids were recognised by mayor Nick Leggett for their participation in the scheme at a ceremony last month, when a new sign announcing the part- nership was unveiled. The scheme supports fund- starved community groups, says council parks and reserves man- ager Bill Inge. We can pay them money to help maintain the park. The council also saves money by not having to assign its groundsmen to cleanup duty, he says. So I can make my pot go further. He hopes as kids take a per- sonal interest in the park s tidi- ness, they will peer pressure their friends out of dropping lit- ter there. The council has partnered with three groups for the litter scheme, the others being Pukerua Bay Scouts and the Ascot Vikings. Money is given to the organis- ation, which chooses whether to pay the kids for their labour or use it for activities, he says. Five or six kids turn up regu- larly for the twice-monthly tidying sessions, and get a kick out of cleaning the park, Cannons Creek Opportunity Centre chair Patti Beetham says. We were waiting for them to have a moan, but they loved it. After the kids have been paid for their two hours work a fort- night, the Opportunity Centre uses the leftover council money to fund its free holiday pro- gramme and after-school activi- ties, she says. At July s ceremony mayor Nick Leggett asked the Oppor- tunity Centre kids to continue their engagement with the coun- cil, urging them to tell council- lors what facilities they d like to see in the city. Put some pressure on us, he told them. The kids main concern on the day was a revamp of Cannons Creek s Hampshire St skate park, which was last resealed 12 years ago.
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