Kapi-Mana News : December 13th 2011
13 KAPI-MANA NEWS, DECEMBER 13, 2011 NEWS 4253870AA Independent Anglican School Years 1 - 13 Girls' Only Co-educational Preschool Phone: 566 4089 124 Waterloo Road, Lower Hutt firstname.lastname@example.org www.chilton.school.nz Congratulations to our top award winners in 2011 Lily Forsyth Year 2 Academic Excellence Hannah Francis Year 1 Academic Excellence Rupal Vallabh Year 2 Academic Excellence Tyler Rollo Junior and Junior All Round Sportswoman Holly Houpapa Senior All Round Sportswoman Juliette Maurer Senior All Round Performing Artist Eddie Brunton Senior Performing Artist & NZ Representative Dance Pasquale Orchard Junior All Round Performing Artist Grace Potter Progress in Years 9and10 Kendyl Taylor Progress in Senior Secondary School Natasha Ingram All Round Academic Achievement Victoria Munn Wen Qian Ni Chilton Old Girls' Association Prize for Proxime Accessit Julie Cook Chilton Old Girls' Association Prize for Top Scholar in the Senior School and Cup for Dux Cordelia Waldron Year 1 Academic Excellence Jennifer Cato Year 3 Academic Excellence Chloe Mills Year 3 Academic Excellence Isha Patel Year 4 Academic Excellence Sam Tweedale Year 4 Academic Excellence Morgan Belsham Year 5 Academic Excellence Kyla Gallegos Year 5 Academic Excellence Amber Riddle Year 6 Academic Excellence Azmarah Maniparathy Year 6 Academic Excellence and Cup for Inquiry Amira Bajema Year 6 and Overall Junior School Academic Excellence and Performing Arts Excellence Maya Patel Year 6 Academic Excellence Emily McGill Senior Sportswoman & NZ Representative Swimming Megan Wright Junior Performing Artist Brylea Patterson Year 7 Sports Excellence Georgia Grenfell Year 8 Sports Excellence Narmadha Lawrence Year 8 Performing Arts Excellence Stefanie McCallum New Zealand Representative Roller Sports Erica Pope New Zealand Representative Enterprise Briar Palmer New Zealand Representative Football Catherine Reinders Year 9 Academic Excellence Kate Meads Year 7 Academic Excellence Ashani Samarasinghe Year 9 Academic Excellence Emily Martin Year 8 Academic Excellence Natalie Allen Year 10 Academic Excellence Moana Mourie Year 10 Academic Excellence Megan Wright Year 10 Academic Excellence Amanda Lawson Year 11 Academic Excellence Kelsey O'Connor Year 11 Academic Excellence Ruth Benitez Year 12 Academic Excellence Eleanor Harvey Year 12 Academic Excellence Anita Jacob Year 12 Academic Excellence Aysha Holmes Year 9 Overall Academic Excellence Mikaela Berney Year 10 Overall Academic Excellence Rebecca Tresidder Year 11 Overall Academic Excellence Karen Zhang Year 12 Overall Academic Excellence Jenna McKenzie Junior School Sports Excellence Erica Wang Year 7 Performing Arts Excellence MacKenzie Slee New Zealand Representative Artistic Gymnastics Jayda Hudig Enthusiasm and Progress in Year 2 Aruni Aluvihare Endeavour and Progress in Year 3 Kylie Mills Endeavour in Year 5 Maddison Bruce Endeavour in Year 6 Janina Krupski Endeavour in Year 4 Porirua students clean up the harbour By KAROLINE TUCKEY Yuck: Porirua School got stuck in to help clean up the harbour last Thursday. From left, friends Mairangi Po, 9, Tukasi Paongo, 8, Tannah Feite, 9 and Jasmine Wilson, 8 were amazed at what things end up polluting the harbour. Porirua Harbour has had a late spring clean. Last Thursday afternoon all 170 Porirua School students and the teachers descended on the fore- shore behind the city centre armed with rubbish bags and plastic gloves to collect as much litter as they could. We picked up a colossal amount, but we felt like we were doing something good, said teacher Marion Holman. We are passionate about the dangers of things going into the seas and getting washed down drains so this is a really cool thing we can do -- to clean up the harbour. The students have been learning about how pol- lution affects the environment and bird and sea life through the Sustainable Coastlines eduction and action programme. Plastic pollution in particular is very bad as it doesn t biodegrade easily, said Ms Holman. The kids love it, it s not just getting out of school, they are really into looking after the environment, and what we can do. Even the ratbags were absolutely totally involved, getting great armfuls of stuff and not caring about getting dirty, everyone wanted to get into it and they could see that they were making a difference. About 20 large rubbish bags of litter were col- lected, and the school is now considering returning for another clean-up every term. Student Tannah Feite, 9, said people letting their rubbish end up in the harbour was pretty yuck . Her group of friends had picked up cans, chippie packets, cardboard and lots of plastic, while others had found a car wing mirror, tyres and a $10 note. Thirsty Liquor is still in hot seat Orange crush: The doors are down but not out at Thirsty Liquor. Its owner will meet with police this week to process a liquor licence renewal. By KRIS DANDO Thirsty Liquor s distinctive orange roller doors were down last week, but for how long? Formerly the Fantame Liquor Store, the bottle shop was at the centre of a Liquor Licensing Auth- ority hearing on November 30. It was adjourned, likely until early next year, after it was revealed the owner was running the bottle shop and foodmarket next door as one business, which is illegal under the Sale of Liquor Act. Matt Crawshaw, one of the organisers against Thirsty Liquor being granted a new licence, said it was great to see the doors down, but knew it would not be for long. The store s owner, Chiman Patel, will meet with Steve Sar- gent from Porirua Police and Dis- trict Licensing Authority staff this week to prove that his business affairs are in order. Mr Sargent says Mr Patel will need to show two separate busi- nesses are operating, with differ- ent company names and tills, and evidence that employees from the foodmarket and bottle store are paid separately. A wall between the two stores and fewer opening hours will also be sought by police. Mr Crawshaw says many residents and parents of children at Russell School, opposite Thirsty Liquor, feel pretty rough that Mr Patel got an adjournment, and can thus still keep trading, through his own screw-up . Ten objectors, out of 88 that had made submissions protesting the presence of the liquor store, did not get to give oral statements at the hearing because of the adjournment. He s got off on a technicality. The store was closed very promptly [last week] and we com- mend that, but he ll be back trading over summer and there will still be those harmful effects for the community. It s unfair and frustrating -- there s a sense of relief over the fact it s closed right now, but not that justice has really been done.
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