Kapi-Mana News : September 27th 2011
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She was remanded by Wellington District Court judge Tom Broadmore for sentencing next month. The 45-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of obtaining $1,242,750 by deception from the Hibernians, and four counts of causing a loss of $15,089 to Hoff Holdings. Hoff Holdings, which is part-owned by former All Black Christian Cullen, runs a group of bars including Wellington s Four Kings and Electric Avenue. Hagai worked as an office clerk for the Hibernians, a friendly banking society, from 1994 to 2010. She worked for Hoff Holdings after leav- ing the Hibernians last September. Express kids back service By KRIS DANDO PLEASE DON'T GO Excerpts from letters to Midnight Express from those they help: ''Talking to Midnight Express is like talking to our best friends, like we knew them for ages.'' ''We can tell them anything like our school, what we are doing, about our families and about what happened when the police thought we broke into a car. They encourage us to stay in school and do our work so we can get a good job.'' ''It wouldn't be the same if Midnight Express wasn't around because we wouldn't be able to talk in the van. It wouldn't be as safe without Midnight Express.'' ''They are here to help us and are nice and respectful. Midnight Express used to give us hot chocolate and biscuits when we first met them. When we have no bus fare they help us.'' ''They educate us on drinking although we are mostly intoxicated when being told.'' The Midnight Express youth service has been wholeheartedly endorsed by those who come into frequent contact with it. Kapi-Mana News last week reported the support service for Porirua kids after dark on Fridays and Saturdays has an uncertain future. Porirua City Council has backed away, central government funding is in doubt, so a non-government partner is being sought. As young people have heard of its plight, they have given Midnight Express youth workers letters over the past two weekends, expressing dismay at the potential loss of the service. Comments included: Midnight Express should get funding because they deserve it. I mean, not many people would do their job! and They ve gained the trust of Porirua s youth and trust me that s hard! The letters were from nine to 15 year-olds -- who we have agreed not to name -- and were addressed To whom it may concern . Midnight Express team leader Kim Barnden says the letters were grate- fully received and, she hopes, confir- mation of the good work being done. It s great to get this feedback and we are out there, trying to make a difference, asking kids why they re drinking after dark or hanging around when they should be at home. We re not judging. Hopefully there will be some way we can keep the ser- vice going, we re looking pretty hard at our options. Gumboot gala: Pauatahanui School pupils are busy decorating gumboots to be displayed at their upcoming Lamb and Calf Day alongside those entered in the school's Design a Gumboot competition. Pictured on the school's playground tractor are Hunter Duligall, Anya Morrison, Ethan Harris, Cameron Duligall, at back, and Jaelen Waller. Students bring out their creative skills By ANDREA O'NEIL Gumboots are said to save you from flu and pleurisy -- and they could also win you a day of fun at the upcoming Pauatahanui School Lamb and Calf Day. The school is running a gumboot design competition, with the winner receiving a basket of goodies to enjoy at its annual gala day. Prizes include free pony rides, free games, raffle tickets and sweets. Punters are encouraged to paint or decorate a gumboot in any manner that takes their fancy. The Design a Gumboot competition will be judged the week before the Lamb and Calf Day, and the foot- tastic artworks will be dis- played at the event, along- side efforts from Pauatahanui School chil- dren. This year s Lamb and Calf Day will be held on Saturday, November 5, and is expected to attract 6000 visitors. The fair s main attraction is an animal ring parade, where rural students show off their hand-reared lambs, calves, pigs, chickens and other farmyard pets, says organiser and parent Lee- Ann Duligall. The farmyard experience is a real point of difference from other local school galas. This year s event promises to be a fantastic family day of fun, great food and enter- tainment and good old fashioned rural hospitality. The Design a Gumboot competition closes on Friday, October 28 at noon. Entries can be dropped at Pauatahanui School, 12 Paekakariki Hill Rd, Pauatahanui.
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