Kapi-Mana News : August 30th 2011
10 KAPI-MANA NEWS, AUGUST 30, 2011 NEWS 3988342 Visitorsarealwayswelcometojoin us at our meeting every Wednesday 5.30pm for 6pm at The Crows Nest, Whitby, Porirua. Meal: $20.00 If you would like to attend email email@example.com KylieWihapi0274825995or2389809 Like to know more about Rotary? Email the secretary firstname.lastname@example.org UPCOMING PROJECTS Come and see us at The Porirua Business Expo at Te Rauparaha Arena in September AUGUST/SepTember SpeAkerS InclUde: 31 August -- Bianca Lombardi -- Our very own rotary exchange student from Argentina 07 S t -- Elizabeth Coluzzi, ManagerofManaRecovery(Trash Palace) -- Sustainability and Mental Wellbeing 14 S t --DrLarryJordan, Rheumatic Fever Initiatives for Porirua 21 S t --RotaryDistrict9940 District Governor Bob Smith 28 S t --Socialnight To Whenua Tapu Cemetery Starting from: Tawa Library 2:15pm Route: RichardSt-BayDrive-MainRd-TitahiBayRd-TeHikoSt- Takapuwahia Dr - Kotuku St - Prosser St - Heriot Dr - Titahi Bay Rd - Walton Leigh - Porirua Rail (2.40pm) - Transport Centre - Countdown - McDonalds - Titahi Bay Rd - Mungavin Ave - Warspite Ave - Waitangirua Mall (2.50pm) - Warspite Ave - Whitford Brown Ave - State Highway 1, Whenua Tapu Cemetery (3.10pm approx) 17 Kenepuru Drive | Porirua | Phone (04) 237 4174 18 Kapiti Road | Paraparaumu | Phone (04) 297 0207 email@example.com | www.ninness.co.nz Father’s Day Bus to Whenua Tapu Cemetery Sunday 4th September 2011 Free Whenua Tapu Cemetery Bus Service Route Description The bus will be leaving Whenua Tapu Cemetery at approx 4.00pm to take you back to your stop. Shine a light on gambling By ANDREA O'NEIL A flutter on the Melbourne Cup, backing the All Blacks at the TAB or buying your weekly Lotto ticket is all healthy gambling behaviour, Porirua s Maori and Pacific health providers say. But gambling is a problem for many and communities are being urged to start a conversation about positive and negative gam- bling behaviour on national Gamblefree Day this Thursday, September 1. People have had good experiences with gambling, says Louis Smith, problem gambling service co-ordinator at Pacific health centre Taeaomanino Trust. Visiting the racetrack as a child with mum and dad is a good mem- ory for many people, but other seemingly harmless forms of gam- bling can hook people in and suck their money away. A classic example in Porirua is churches hosting fundraising bingo nights, Mr Smith says. Choice not chance is the Gamblefree Day slogan, which is all about discussing communities gambling in a non-judgmental, non-confrontational way, Mr Smith says. We re not in your face, just trusting that people are adult enough to make their choices. It s perfectly valid for an adult to spend money at the pokies as long as that money has been factored into the household budget, his fellow Taeaomanino Trust counsellor Silipa Take says. It s their choice to spend it, it s their right. We re not saying everybody is a problem gambler, everybody has that choice. However, he often sees people who have let their gambling get out of control without noticing. It s a silent epidemic and it s hard for them to admit to it until they hit rock bottom and the repo man arrives. That s when they realise it s a problem. People are often unsure where to look for help when they reach a crisis point, says counsellor at addiction service Oratoa Mauriora Mere Elkington. Assistance from a gambling counsel- lor is free and confidential, she says. Champion chant a big hit Munch bunch: Breakfast fans and Wales supporters Jayne Malu-Fuimaono, 10, and Tyreek Fuiava, 11, have helped win Holy Family School $1000 in a songwriting competition. Saints basketballer Steven Adams congratulated the songwriters at the school last week. By ANDREA O'NEIL An awed hush descended on Holy Family School s breakfast club last Thursday when Saints bas- ketball player Steven Adams stood up and revealed his full seven-foot height. Whispers and giggles soon subsided as Mr Adams congratulated the pupils for winning a Heart Foundation Chant for your Champion song com- petition, netting the school $1000. Holy Family beat 40 schools nationwide to come first-equal in the compe- tition with an Auckland school. Mr Adams was not the only cause for excitement at the school s breakfast party -- a crew from tele- vision show What Now filmed the school receiving the prize, a certificate and a plaque from a Heart Foundation representative. A group of 17 senior Holy Family students, who call themselves the Polynesian Dragons, wrote lyrics for their song Breakfast Eaters, which promotes eating healthy breakfasts and pays trib- ute to the Welsh rugby team, whom Porirua will host for the Rugby World Cup. Their catchy chant has the chorus, Breakfast eaters have more fuel for work and school -- a key Heart Foundation message which NBA hopeful Mr Adams reinforced on Thursday morning. The Polynesian Dragons posted a video of themselves sing- ing and rapping their song on YouTube, where it has gained 700 views. That s a remarkable number, as many of the students fam- ilies don t have computers, Holy Family deputy princi- pal Caron Watson said. The school will spend the $1000 voucher prize on a microwave, a food processor and nice cutlery for the breakfast club, which feeds 30 or 40 chil- dren daily. Using the money to buy food, which is soon eaten, would not give the kids a sense of achieve- ment, Ms Watson said. We want the kids to be able to say we won that microwave . Breakfast Eaters, penned by teacher aide Metua Tengaru, became a hit among schoolchildren, to the point of driving the teachers crazy, Ms Watson said -- but its catchiness was a testament to the children s talent. Polynesian Dragon Tyreek Fuiava, 11, said his favourite part of the com- petition was seeing himself rapping on the video. To watch Holy Family's chant visit youtube.com and search ''Polynesian Dragons Breakfast Eaters''.
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