Kapi-Mana News : August 30th 2011
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Afterwards Ms Coffey called her speech a ''rant'' on Twitter and attributed it to being ''hangry'' (hungry and angry) due to living on $2.25 a day for charity last week. Worn with pride Eastern Ward councillor Wayne Poutoa was looking his usual well-dressed self on Wednesday night, with a notable addition -- a limited-edition silver fern lapel pin which drew the admiration of his fellow councillors. Mr Poutoa was gifted the pin for speaking at a recent Human Rights Commission diversity forum, and is just the 52nd person in the world to receive one. He told councillors he can now count himself in the company of fellow pin-club member Helen Clark. Not so hidden anger Northern Ward councillor Euon Murrell drew notice at Wednesday's meeting for a toy yellow digger sitting on his bench -- he said it only comes out when he's angry, and added it should have some mud on it. The cause of this anger was not revealed during the meeting, so Kapi-Mana News can only hope Mr Murrell had joined Ms Coffey in the $2.25 ''Living Below the Line'' challenge, and was simply ''hangry'' too. Sharing the love of reading Book worms: Brandon Intermediate and Onslow College students celebrate the success of a fundraising project by Onslow students that has put more than 122 new books in the intermediate's library. From left, top, Solomona Logologo, Jaistone Finau, Mika Apineru. Bottom, Serena Bateson, Kayla Wee, Jennifer Randle, Tanya Turak, Quanilius Wikohika. By KAROLINE TUCKEY Brandon Intermediate s library has received a jolt in popularity after a good deed from a Wellington high school. Brandon was recently approached by a group of Onslow College students who were looking for a fundraising project they could tackle. Onslow project leader Jennifer Randle, 17, says while researching how the money could be used, a librarian suggested help- ing to buy books for Brandon Intermedi- ate s library. The college s fundraising committee and enthusiastic friends immediately adopted the project and got stuck in. I think libraries are really important. It really makes a huge difference in how interested people are in learning, Jenni- fer says. They give you opportunities to visit other places and learn things you d never know otherwise. Anything we want to do, you can pretty much do in a book. The team advertised in the school notices, spoke in every assembly, visited form classes, and then organised a collec- tion day. They raised $1100 over five weeks -- much higher than their teachers expectations. They didn t think it was really poss- ible, but you should never underestimate -- I didn t want to think small, because that really limits what you can do, Jen- nifer says. The money has been used to buy more than 100 new books -- half chosen by the Onslow students, and half by the kids and librarian at Brandon Intermediate. Onslow teens also wanted to see where the books were going, so spent a day with a group of Brandon students -- half the day at the Johnsonville-based college, covering the books with protective film, and half at Brandon, where they were shown around and given a formal powhiri and thanks from the school. When you donate -- it s really good to see where that goes, Jennifer says. It was great to make friends, and it made me feel really good to do it. The donation and meeting the bigger kids has made quite an impact at Bran- don, deputy principal and library co- ordinator Kathleen O Hare says. It has sparked a rush on the library. A thousand dollars worth of books is amazing. We don t have big budgets at the school and some of the books are loved to death. Meeting the older kids who had decided to do something good for the school made the Brandon children feel pretty special, says Brandon student Jaistone Finau, 12. Among the books that have sparked the most interest are the Guiness Book of Records and Ripley's Believe it or Not. The Percy Jackson and Stormbreaker series are also popular.
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