Kapi-Mana News : January 24th 2012
6 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 24, 2012 NEWS This summer we're running on half our usual water storage for Porirua, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt and Wellington, while we upgrade our storage lakes. But if we all take measures to use a little less water, it should see us through. Save water in the garden: 1 Use a trigger nozzle on your hose, so the water only flows when you need it 2 Target watering straight to the roots, at a rate the soil can absorb without runoff 3 Sweep up garden waste instead of hosing it away Find more tips at gw.govt.nz/water There's less water to go around this summer Use a bit less, make a big difference GRW 1060 Water Supply Use a bit less, make a big difference Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Porirua and Wellington Water levels are currently average in our rivers and aquifer. However, this summer we're running on half our usual water storage while we upgrade our lakes. This will affect everyone if levels drop, so follow your local watering restrictions and use water with care. More info at gw.govt.nz/water Good Getting Low Very Low Extreme GRW 1067_5 ...FRESH FISH DAILY... WEATHER PERMITTING, SUBJECT TO CATCH OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK MONDAY - SATURDAY 8AM - 6PM • SUNDAY 9AM - 4PM ... Inside Moore Wilsons on Kenepuru Drive ... ORDERS & ENQUIRIES PHONE 237 0912 MOANA PACIFIC FISHERIES A Division of Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd Whole Moki $5.95 Per Kg 3195517CK KM072257 WE ARE OPEN • Monday-Friday 11.30am-2pm • Dinner 7 Days From 5pm • Food cooked to order • We use only freshest & finest ingredients Dine in, Takeaways & Home Deliveries Good Health and Happiness Ph 238 2555 1d Mungavin Ave, Porirua www.littleindia.co.nz 4317400AA WIN PHOENIX TICKETS It is time to pledge your allegiance -- and win. Like us on Facebook and post a posi- tive message about the Wel- lington Phoenix -- including the words Black and Out -- and you will go into the draw to win a double-pass to the Phoenix v Melbourne Heart Black Out' game on Sunday, January 29. Entries close 4pm this Thursday. Go to: faceboo- k.com/kapimananews. Remember, wear black to the game to support the Phoenix -- something very special will be happening. See p44. Park rising from ashes After the fire: Plant and animal life is returning to Whitireia Park two years after a devastating bushfire, thanks to efforts from local volunteers, Titahi Bay's Robyn Smith says. By ANDREA O'NEIL The effort of locals in restoring Whitireia Park after 2010's devastating bushfire was celebrated on Saturday during a pub- lic tour of the reserve. Whitireia Park Restoration Group led a band of bush-lovers on a tour of the burned park, showing the results of vol- unteer work to restore native vegetation in the two years since a teenage arsonist reduced 20 hectares of park land to cinders. Mahoe and poroporo are two of the native plants making a comeback in the more sheltered gullies, tour leader and local plant enthusiast Robyn Smith said. Locals volunteering their time to plant seedlings and hand weed around native plants has made a world of difference to the park, alongside Greater Wellington Regional Council's spraying programme on the regenerating gorse, she said. It looks like a big grassland but there's some really special little bits in here.'' The park's recovery will take years, if not decades, Ms Smith said, as the coun- cil has a limited budget for restoration work. It will happen but it's just really slow.'' So the work of volunteers, like the 60 who turned up for a post-fire planting day in 2010, is essential. We need lots of people to keep coming to planting days.'' Animal life is returning to the park, notably little blue penguins who have made their home in some water's-edge plants put in by volunteers last year.
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