Kapi-Mana News : November 15th 2011
5 KAPI-MANA NEWS, NOVEMBER 15, 2011 NEWS Join our facebook page www.facebook.com/ PNSPorirua to be first to know about our extra daily deals Offers available from Monday 14th November - Sunday 20th November 2011. All offers are subject to availability or while stocks last. We reserve the right to limit quantities. Trade strictly not supplied. Parumoana Street, Porirua. Phone: 04 238 0601. Open 6am - 11pm, 7 days. Grocery Produce Butchery Golden Circle Carbonated Soft Drink Strawberries Punnett Fresh Lamb Shoulder Chops each 98c 2 for $3.98 per kg $8.98 Service Deli Shaved Ham per 100g 68c Bakery Plain Long Roll 6 Pack pack $1.38 Join My PAKnSAVE at paknsave.co.nz For 24 hour assistance Telephone 04 298-5168 Graham John Andrew Diane Kapiti Coast Funeral Home 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu 2884679AA No food at the inn for festive demand Scanty pantry: Wesley Community Action team leader Makerita Makapelu in the organisation's food bank, displaying meagre stocks as the group goes into a busy time of year. Photo: KRIS DANDO By KRIS DANDO Wesley Community Action has just spent its last $500 on its food bank, but the shelves are still looking very sparse. It is coming up to the time of year when people find it harder financially as the pressures of Christmas and summer holidays pile in on top of day-to-day expenses. The team at Wesley is getting close to turning people away from its food bank, with the pan- try shelves down to the last boxes of Weet-Bix, packets of rice and a few cans. In September alone the team gave out 173 parcels, which fed 293 adults and 398 children, but only for a matter of days. There were just 86 parcels in Sept- ember 2008. Since a low of 50 in July 2008, there has been a steady trend upwards as the recession bites. No respite seems likely anytime soon, says Wesley s community pantry co-ordinator Kena Duignan. It s not looking good for us: the shelves are getting pretty empty. Normally we get lots of donations, both of money and food, but at the moment we can t top up. Wesley has a food drive this Saturday, but Ms Duignan wants to encourage organis- ations, businesses, schools and individuals to dig deep if they can for all the city s food banks. She says their food bank is not just a Band-Aid and they encourage food parcel applicants to grow their own vegetables, help out at the Wesley vegetable patch and budget. We would love it if people could bring us food or donations, collecting cans at work or hold- ing mufti days at school, she says. There are families out there we need to help. Unlike the Salvation Army, who can keep meat and frozen goods for a time, the Wesley food bank only accepts canned foods. IN BRIEF Community meeting Porirua residents are invited to provide their two-cents to the regional council's new environment plan at a ''drop in'' meeting at Pataka November 17, 3pm till 7.30pm. Greater Wellington chairman Fran Wilde says more than 100 people shared their views on how the council should manage the environment last year. These have informed proposals on: - The use and allocation of our region's water - The impact of storm water and rural land use on water quality - Managing natural hazards - The use of coastal areas. ''It's time to hear from our community again -- have we captured all your issues and are our ideas for addressing them on the right track?'' Travel package winner Porirua resident Tula Williams has won a travel package to Queenstown through a Meridian Energy People's Choice promotion. Everyone who nominated a rugby legend went into the draw to win the prize, valued at $10,000. ''I'm a big fan of rugby and I was speechless when I found out I had won the trip,'' said Ms Williams. ''I've never been to Queenstown before so I'm looking forward to having an amazing holiday with my family.'' Throughout 2011 Meridian Energy asked New Zealanders to nominate who they thought deserved to be named New Zealand's favourite Rugby Legend. Dan Carter took top honours in the competition, narrowly beating out Sir Colin Meads and Richie McCaw.
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