Kapi-Mana News : November 22nd 2011
18 KAPI-MANA NEWS, NOVEMBER 22, 2011 NEWS Porirua - North City Shopping Centre: 238 4030. Visit specsavers.co.nz to find out more. *Offer is available when purchasing from the $169 range or above. Price complete with PENTAX standard single vision lenses. Price for other lens types may differ. Extra options not included. Offer is mutually exclusive and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer ends 17th December 2011. Conditions apply. See Our Big Free Offer in store leaflet or visit specsavers.co.nz for full details. Prices correct at time of print. © 2011 Specsavers Optical Group. McCANN_SPE12293. Right now at Specsavers, receive a FREE standard progressive lens upgrade normally valued at $200, when you select 1 pair of glasses from the $169 range or above. Make voting easier. Take your EasyVote card and vote at a polling place close to home. Check your EasyVote pack for a list of polling places. For more information: Visit our website elections.org.nz Freephone 0800 36 76 56 VOTING ECF0041 VOTE CLOSE TO HOME. Joy of giving: Father Christ- mas, Thomas Lloyd, 1, and mum Angela White, at the launch of the Kmart Porirua Wishing Tree last Wednesday. Last year 30,000 gifts were collected through the national appeal, and it is hoped even more will be donated for famil- ies in need this Christmas. Ms White says helping others goes hand-in-hand with Christmas celebrations, and she chooses a gift based on what her children would like. ''I think it's fantastic. Every- one deserves to open some- thing at Christmas.'' Kmart spokeswoman Tina Onosai says the community has been very generous in the past, but this year the need is even greater. She suggests gift cards are a good choice to put under the tree. ''It doesn't have to be from Kmart, it's for parents to buy what they really need for the children.'' Porirua soars in Jump Jam By KAROLINE TUCKEY Team jive: The Pauatahanui School year 7 and 8 novice team show-off some of their tight teamwork, on the way to a third place spot. Funkercise: The Discovery School year 7 and 8 novice team mixed a high energy song from the Bahamas with Motown styles in the national Jump Jam Kidz Aerobix finals in Auckland. They came fourth in their section. Three Porirua primary school teams have placed within the top New Zealand teams in a fun dance aerobics challenge final. Out of 96 teams from through- out the country who competed at the 2011 Jump Jam Kidz Aerobix Challenge, two Porirua teams scored fourth in their category, and one placed third. Pauatahanui School's year 7 and 8 novice team took third-place for their funky performance to C + C Music Factory song Gonna Make You Sweat. Discovery School's year 7 and 8 novices were close behind, placing fourth with a jazzy routine to Move It Like This by Bahaman band The Baha Men. Rangikura School's Year 7 and 8 team competed in the open sec- tion, placing fourth with RnB- style Rock this Party. The challenge was held in Auck- land on Saturday, December 12 for North Island teams, with a South Island final taking place in Christchurch the previous week- end. Scores were tallied from both finals to give the overall New Zea- land scores. Jump Jam founder and two- time world champion Brett Fairweather praised the strong results from Porirua. The teams were exceptional, they were just amazing -- and the kids are stoked, they love it. It's the fitness and the fun that it brings the kids, it's just incred- ible. Discovery year 7 and 8 novice team member Briana Inglis- Matchett, 11, says taking part in the competition finals was fun and energising''. We did a Motown theme, and we did heaps of buddy moves. It was really fun doing it. We prac- tised heaps.''
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