Kapi-Mana News : November 29th 2011
9 KAPI-MANA NEWS, NOVEMBER 29, 2011 OPINION Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971. www.madbutcher.co.nz Offers valid from Mon 28th November - Sun 4th December. All Stores Open 7 Days Serving suggestion only $10 only .99 kilo Fresh Lamb Shoulder Chops Savings Card can be used in all Mad Butcher Stores as from this Thursday 1 December! ( plain -- crumbed -- marinated ) Save $5.50kg off our everyday low price! Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets Fresh Chicken Thighs .99 $4 only kilo $11 only .99 kilo Mad Butcher Cooked on the Bone Christmas Hams ( Whole or Half Hams ) $8 only .99 kilo PORIRUA SHOPPING CENTRE (Opposite Countdown), PORIRUA PH: 238 2563 4141095AD FROM Page 8 The owners obviously have financial difficulties; the fines would make it more difficult to afford the repairs. They would continue to drive and continue to receive fines, eventually placing them before the courts. Surely it would be in the best interests of all residents of Porirua, if the council was genuinely serious about safety, to investigate why the cars are not registered or don t have a WOF and then help those owners to obtain the required certification by requiring them to use budgeting services or government agencies that could help them. Looking on Trade Me and other car sales sites you will occasionally find vehicles for $500 that are registered and warranted. Come on Porirua, help people to be pro-active and achieve things, don t stamp on them. If after offering all this help the owner still refuses to act then take legal action. The council should care about people not their back pocket. DAVID EYES, Camborne. Vile slaughter Editor, Recently, on November 13, despicable animals of the human kind trespassed on to my property and senselessly murdered two of my three chickens and threw their carcasses into the bush, pre- sumably so no-one would find them. Independent observers agree there is no way it would have been a four-legged or winged animal. Words fail me as to how these vile people can justify the wanton slaughter of defenseless animals that were providing a daily protein fix of fresh healthy eggs as part of ongoing efforts to become self-sufficient and reduce the ever-increasing food bill that affects us all. Chickens are a wonderful addition to the backyard vege garden, but with selfish, evil people such as these living in our community, there is no guarantee of their safety. Fortunately I have identified who is responsible, with the matter now in the hands of the police. Killing for food is one thing, killing for the sake of murder is another. What next will these disgusting people kill? A cat? A dog? A human? Countless studies have shown that anyone who obtains pleasure from the murder of animals is far more likely to inflict the same on a human. HAYDEN NASH, Cannons Creek. Meeting matters Editor, Can I assure our prime minister that his highly publicised meeting with a member of a minor but extreme party, especially when it is a meeting with someone other than the leader of that party, matters to me. To vote intelligently I need to know the deal that was being struck. A recent trip up country confronted me with numerous blue billboards asking me to help him build a brighter future . Is the sub text that he has not been building very successfully thus far? KEN RAE, Camborne. Media disservice Editor, The media in New Zealand has done an immense disservice to the public -- a veritable storm in a tea cup and a complete assault on our intelligence. Faced with a shortened election campaign, the media should have concentrated on policy matters that will impact all our lives and help the voters make informed decisions on the three key choices to be made on election day. Who would be the best representative for Mana electorate; who is the party I want to see in government that reflects what I think; and what voting system would aid us having the best type of government for the future? UnitedFuture did not put up a candidate in Mana this time as we felt that our effort needed to go on policy matters and getting party votes across the nation to help be a continuing part of a stable Government, as we have been for the last nine years. There was plenty of accurate information for voters to look at, some of which has been in this excellent local paper. I would urge people to spend time doing their analysis of policy not personalities, then make prudent choices. ROBIN GUNSTON, UnitedFuture campaign manager. (Letter abridged) Child advocate: Bryan Bruce chronicled the poor health and welfare of the nation's children on Inside New Zealand last week. Warm home help Editor, The respiratory diseases, skin conditions, and rheumatic fever documented on Inside Child Poverty on TV3 last week are frequently associated with cold, damp housing. Homes that are poorly heated, have little insulation, and are lacking extractor fans can quickly create a cycle of poor health and poverty for the families that live in them. What is important to know is that there are solutions. Whether you re a tenant, landlord or home-owner, significant funding and expertise is available now in Porirua to help make your home or rental safe and healthy. Sustainability Trust, an experienced not-for-profit community organisation, provides insulation subsidies in Porirua of up to 80 per cent for low income home-owners, tenants, and landlords. In addition we run a free phone- line for help saving money on power bills and improving the health of your home. Too many people are becoming ill, going to bed to stay warm, or suffering seasonal depression, when free and highly subsidised expertise is available now. As a charitable trust, with many years experience in housing and health, Sustainability Trust is committed to giving practical assistance and advice. Please call Sustainability Trust on 0508 78 78 24 to find out more. PHIL SQUIRE, chief executive officer, Sustainability Trust.
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