Kapi-Mana News : November 1st 2011
4 KAPI-MANA NEWS, NOVEMBER 1, 2011 NEWS 4089880AC Specialist Medical Centre Anwyl Dr Lissa Judd Dermatologist Psoriasis? We now o er targeted photo- therapy. This ultra high dose UV treatment is suitable for localised psoriasis, eg plaques on elbows or knees, unresponsive to creams, but not extensive enough to justify total body UV or tablets Shop 6, 107A Mana Esplanade, Mana Phone 233-8584 for appointment. web: anwyl.com/medical/ 3 minutes walk to Kenepuru Station • Spraypainting •panelbeating WE ARE APPROVED REPAIRERS FOR THE MAJORITY OF INSURANCE COMPANIES PHONE 237 5898 www.autocrash.co.nz 45 KENEPURU DRIVE,PORIRUA 3559923AA 0800 844-888 www.wnc.co.nz Wellington Nannies College • 22 week courses • next starts 30 January 2012 • no course fee • NZQA Nat. Cert. • Live-in or live-out option, board provided if needed. Love kids? Would you like to be a nanny? Phone now for a FREE DVD about our course Wellington Nannies College provides a hands-on, entry-level early childhood education course which equips learners with the knowledge, skills and experience needed to obtain a job as a nanny in New Zealand or overseas. 4090483AA 4148939AA Tuesday 8th November, 6.00 - 7.30pm Paper Plus North City invite you for an evening of fun and laughter with Jo Seagar. In her latest book Italia, Jo Seagar takes inspiration from the Italian Cook School in Umbria to show us how to make classic Italian recipes the easy way. It's Jo's most amazing book yet and takes readers into the heart, tastes and aromas of Italy. With over 100 mouth-watering recipes and divine photography taken on-location in Umbria, this is the definitive Italian cooking bible for New Zealanders. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Tickets: $10 - available from Paper Plus North City North City Shopping Centre, Porirua Ph 237 4990 or email email@example.com Paper Plus North City and the Porirua Library are proud to present an evening with Jo Seagar Includes glass of wine or juice, and nibbles on arrival Ticket sale proceeds donated to Mary Potter Hospice Venue: Pataka Cnr Norrie and Parumoana Street Porirua Shallow surprise for fisherman Scoop of fish: Quick-thinking Titahi Bay man Gerry Hurley landed this rarely-seen deep water Ray's Bream by the dash and scoop hand-fishing method, in the shallows at Plimmerton Beach. By KAROLINE TUCKEY A Porirua man was astounded to catch what he thought was a good-sized snapper with his bare hands at Plimmerton beach, and even more astounded to find it was actually a rarely-seen deep sea fish. Titahi Bay fishing enthusiast John Weenink says he was somewhat surprised when his mate turned up to fillet the snapper at his place and presented him with a Ray s Bream. He was walking along Plimmerton beach near the boat club when he spotted two fish thrashing about in the shallows. One of them got cast [grounded] and so my mate jumped in and threw it on to the sand, but couldn t get the second one. Mr Weenink recognised the 2 kilogram, 20 centimetre fish as a large deep water Ray s Bream, and says it has the big eyes character- istic of deep sea fish which live in low light conditions. The Ministry of Fisheries website says rec- reational fishers occasionally come across Ray s Bream when fishing for bluenose, hapuku and bass over deep reefs, but even that is rare. It blew me away -- I ve been fishing out of Titahi Bay for 40 years and I ve never seen one out there, they re a deep sea fish, Mr Weenink says. They are being seen more and more, but not in the shallow waters. You mainly get that sort of fish in the Bay of Plenty. Mr Weenink says his friend thinks the second fish was also a Ray s Bream and that they may have been thrashing about to feed on small fry, but both are mystified by their appearance in Plimmerton s shallows. They reported the find to the Ministry of Fisheries. Model train expo back in Porirua By KRIS DANDO All aboard: The last time Railex was in Porirua was 2009 and thousands came along to see the fantastic railway set-ups. Photo supplied. The popular Railex model train expo is back in Porirua this weekend, with the layouts bound to wow kids of all ages. The exhibition is run by Wellington British Rail- way Modellers, Hutt Valley Model Railway Club and Marklin Model Railway Club,and the layouts will be set up in the coming days at the Kennel Club. Organising committee chairman Brian Carson says it is one of the biggest events nationwide for model- lers and involves huge preparation for those involved. [This] week some of us are going to be very busy but that s great, because sometimes in modelling you need a goal to work towards to get things finished. Along with members from the three host clubs, exhibitors are coming from as far afield as the South Island and the upper North Island. Layouts are based on railway scenes from Europe, Australia, the United States and New Zealand -- some are large, while others are small enough to fit on a CD or, in one case, a toilet seat. I wouldn t want to call out any one display, but there are some spec- tacular set-ups, Mr Carson says. There will be trade stands for those interested in getting a start into modelling, and Mr Carson says operators will be only too happy to answer questions about their layouts. Railex is on Saturday, 10am till 5pm, and Sunday from 10am till 4pm. Tickets are available at the door -- $15 for a family, adults $7, children $3, no charge for preschoolers.
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