Kapi-Mana News : September 20th 2011
10 KAPI-MANA NEWS, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 FAMILY/NEWS NW/200911KAP Prices slashed right across our fresh food departments. We've made some pretty smart buys but stocks are limited. O ers will change daily, subject to availability. So come on in to Porirua New World and save, save, save... Porirua New World is having a fresh food sale This week New World Porirua City, Lyttelton Avenue, Porirua. Phone: (04) 237 0012 Opening Hours: 7am-10pm, 7 days Promotion running from Monday 19th September until Sunday 25th September 2011. Terms and conditions apply. We reserve the right to limit quantities. For customer service contact 0800 463 996 or visit newworld.co.nz/contact-us. Springing into spring with your littlies By KELLY ETEVENEAUX TOP TIPS FROM PARENTS Coping with the daylight savings change (Sunday, September 25) ''We bought a Momo Sleep Trainer Clock for our three-year-old. Set the alarm the night before and Momo (a monkey) closes his eyes and won't open them until the time you set it for in the morning,'' -- Pip. ''I've found if you start putting your child to bed 30 minutes earlier than usual in the days leading up to daylight savings it helps make the change more gradual. You could also try making the room darker,'' -- Samantha. ''I recommend putting block out curtains up in bub's room, the sunlight still streaming through for night time sleeps can be most confusing,'' -- Kirstie. Kelly Eteveneaux is a local mum and co-owner of Baby Vintage in Plimmerton. If you have any tips or ideas for Toddler in Tow, email Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. TODDLER IN TOW KELLY ETEVENEAUX Get creative: Even toddlers can stick cotton wool (or real sheep wool) on to card to create a beautiful spring scene. Woolly wonders: A stroll through Battle Hill is even more fun for little ones at the moment with spring lambs bounding about. Photo: KIM KOBIALKO Spring is here so I thought I d share a few activities to do with your little ones to celebrate the season of growth and new life. Visit lambs at Battle Hill Forest Park With large trees to sit under, fields to run around in and animals to see, Battle Hill is a beautiful spot to take the kids for a picnic. The bush walks are great. Take the kids bird spotting. Just be aware there are a few narrow scary spots on the track where it s best to have one adult to each child. The park has public toilets and a tap to fill your drink bottles. But the main drawcard at this time of year has to be the lambs. Just make sure the kids have their gumboots for walking through pellet filled fields. Eat out at The Short Straw Cafe, Whitemans Valley The Short Straw Cafe is well worth the drive out over the hill from Silverstream. We went a couple of weeks ago for lunch and found it to be the perfect family cafe, hidden away in a beautiful rural setting. There are toys inside for the kids to play with. (The wooden Thomas train set was a hit). There is a fantastic playground outside to keep them entertained for hours. The menu is well priced, including $6 paninis and $4 (massive) slices and cakes. The Short Straw also puts on fantastic children s birthday parties so check out their website for more info: shortstr- aw.co.nz. We are looking forward to heading back over the hill for the Baby Animals Day on September 24 when the cafe will be hosting pets and livestock of local farmers and families. Entry will be $1 and all proceeds go to the SPCA. For more information see: toddlerintow. co.nz. IN BRIEF NZ First candidate selected New Zealand First has selected scientist and outdoor recreation advocate Dr Hugh Barr as its candidate for Ohariu at General Election. Dr Barr has a background of more than 30 years in outdoor recreation, and similar experience as a consulting scientist. He says he is especially concerned about restoring Crown ownership of the foreshore and seabed, retaining ownership of New Zealand assets and the principle of one law for all New Zealanders. For the last year, he has been co- chair of the Coastal Coalition, a group that campaigned against National's legislation to privatise New Zealand's foreshore and seabed to iwi groups. Party leader Winston Peters says Dr Barr's ability to identify and confront the main issues facing New Zealand are sorely needed at a time when the future ownership of our natural resources and publicly owned assets is at stake. Groups get funds The votes have been counted and the cash has been gifted to four community groups from Z Mana. When the rebranded petrol station opened this month, it offered $5000 to community groups, asking shoppers to vote for their favoured cause. Rounding up to the nearest $50, the money was divided and presented last Friday to Bellyful ($1450), Mana Volunteer Coastguard ($1200), Mary Potter Hospice ($1650), and Friends of Mana Island ($850). Z workers Raswinder Singh and Tarmindar Mann said it had been brilliant standing behind the counter to watch customers discuss, ponder and slot their chip in the vote box -- often returning three or four times to give their second, third and fourth choice one also.
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