Kapi-Mana News : August 16th 2011
14 KAPI-MANA NEWS, AUGUST 16, 2011 NEWS 3957563AA Aotea Roofing Limited is locally owned and operated and services the Greater Wellington area including Wairarapa, Masterton and Carterton. Aotea Roofing Limited holds the Gerard Distributorship previously held by the Harvey Roofing Centre ser vicing Tawa for over 30 years. We specialise in Gerard Roofing Tiles, Klass Fascia and Gutter, Continuous spouting,Coloursteel, Butynol and Downpipes. Aotea Scaffolding Limited a subsidiary company of Aotea Roofing Limited is able to provide quotations on fall edge protection and scaffolding if required. We can provide a free no obligation quote for the re- roofing of your home. Craig Symons -- Managing Director, has over 25 years experience in the building industry and is committed to helping clients with their new and re-roofing requirements. Phil Rongonui - Operation Manager is a licensed Building Practitioner (LBP), Phil also holds a National Certificate in Roofing. Phil leads our roofing fixer gangs and brings with him over 15 years experience in roofing. Craig and Phil are committed to ensuring the safety of our staff and the safety of our clients. We are members of the Roofing Association of New Zealand (RANZ) and we are also members of Hazard Co. At Aotea Roofing Ltd we aim to provide the best possible service to ensure a stress-free process. Heads Up for old coins Money for free: Rachel and Luke Poulton found some old coins to donate to Heads Up for Kids. Photo: GREG WHITBURN By GREG WHITBURN Old coins are bringing in the money for a group of Wellington children. People throughout the region are being asked to donate their out-of-date and foreign currency to Heads Up for Kids, an organ- isation that provides confidence- building, life skills and leader- ship opportunities for children who would otherwise miss out. Coins and notes can be dropped into bins at New World and Resene stores, and so far more than $220,000 has been raised. Heads Up spokeswoman Olivia Lacey said the money would go to courses such as Out- ward Bound, Spirit of Adventure and the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre, and for training for youth education programmes. There s a sense of accomplishment [with those programmes] that isn t an aca- demic thing -- a sense of feeling proud of yourself for achieving something like that, Miss Lacey said. It s quite team-oriented. Kids learn to work with other people, and they have to get that confi- dence to actually do things. Because old coins and notes were being asked for, Miss Lacey said the campaign was a good way for people to donate without actually spending any money. Old money cannot be used as legal tender, but can be redeemed dollar for dollar at the Reserve Bank. The Reserve Bank estimates there is $116 million of old money unaccounted for in New Zealand. The Heads Up for Kids cam- paign is run by the Lions Clubs of New Zealand. They sort the old money and send it by the tonne to the Res- erve Bank. So far about nine tonnes of old money has been sent to the Res- erve Bank to be redeemed. The foreign money is sent overseas and redeemed for about 85 per cent of its face value. Miss Lacey said that the goal was to raise $1 million, but the campaign would continue as long as the money kept coming in. If there s $116m out there, you d think that under 1 per cent would be achievable, Miss Lacey said.
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