Kapi-Mana News : January 31st 2012
19 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 31, 2012 NEWS PLUS HEAPS MORE INSTORE No Laybys, rainchecks, excludes gift cards THIS WAITANGI WEEKEND 0-50%OF STOREWIDE HUGE SAVINGS AT... SALE STARTS FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY • FINISHES MONDAY 6 FEBRUARY LARGE BEANIE KIDS Was $29 99 Now $14.99 Was $39.99 Now $19.99 Was $299.99 Now $149.99 W s $29.9 FF FF s$39 99 OPEN:MONDAY-FRIDAY 9am - 5.30pm • Late Night THURSDAY 9am -7pm SATURDAY 9am - 5pm • SUNDAY 10.00am - 4pm MEGA CENTRE, PORIRUA • 237 6958 RAZOR RIPSTICK (various) ACCORDIAN 4340522AA 4272079AA D n ā u R n | R u n The three study levels in this programme will help you develop your artistic skills in ways that will enable you to capture and enhance the essence and H w y u' udy This programme uses mixed mode delivery that includes lectures, Fu he udy All programmes and enrolments are subject to minimum class numbers and programme confirmation Every effort has been made to ensure that the content of this advert is correct at the time of print. www w n | 0800 I www w n S.TTT032 Disaster ready By ANDREA O'NEIL Watertight: Porirua City Council's emergency management spokeswoman Anita Baker has installed a 1000-litre rainwater tank at her home, as she believes residents could be without water for up to five weeks in the aftermath of a disaster. At least one person in Porirua has appreciated rainy days this summer -- Porirua City coun- cillor Anita Baker -- whose new 1000-litre emerg- ency rainwater tank filled within days of being installed after Christmas. Like most people, Ms Baker was only minimally prepared for a natural disas- ter before taking over the council s emergency manage- ment portfolio last year. But sitting in meetings discussing the aftermath of an earthquake or tsunami in Welling- ton spurred her into action. With her 1000-litre tank Ms Baker is now among Porirua s most prepared residents in case of disaster. My colleagues have told me they know where to come if anything happens, she says. While council recommends residents store three to five days water for a disaster, up to five weeks worth of water could be needed, Ms Baker says. Three litres per person per day is the minimum people need, but in everyday life people use much more -- on average 15 litres per day when flushing toilets and cooking is factored in, Ms Baker says. Most people assume the council will look after residents in an emerg- ency, but that s just not the case, Ms Baker says -- when it comes to water and food people are on their own. I don t think people are prepared. They tell me they ve got a can of food or 10 litres of water. Water was delivered quickly to Christchurch after its February 22 earthquake, but 15 roads lead into that city, whereas Porirua has only three points of access for rescuers -- from Wellington, the Hutt or Kapiti, she says. Ms Baker bought her tank off Trade Me, and had it installed for $1200. The tank itself was only $499, however. If you were a handy person or had a husband who was handy, you could do it for much cheaper. Coffee a new attraction By KRIS DANDO Handy snacks: Dif'rent Stroax co-owner Cheryl Browne says the store now offers home-made cakes and a seating area to relax. The newest store in the Titahi Bay shopping centre is branching out. Dif rent Stroax opened in October in the long-empty fruiterer s store, offering art, trinkets and jewellery, vintage clothing, second-hand goods and Mojo coffee. They endeavour to also display artists work. Co-owner Cheryl Browne says they have had plenty of positive comments in their first few months as they do their bit to help rejuvenate a tired shopping area. Now they are adding another string to their bow, by setting up a small cafe in their store. It s nothing huge, just a few scones, muffins and cakes -- as well as good coffee. The business has been pick- ing up and we just want to reinforce the fact that we re here and it s a relaxed place to come to and chill out. We don t mind the extra work if it brings people in. Ms Browne says they are proud to be operating locally as opposed to running a store in the middle of a city, and hope to become a fixture on the Titahi Bay scene. Their lease is up in October, however, and they will reassess before then to decide whether to continue. We didn t start this to become rich, but enjoy life, although we do need an income to survive. They offer a coffee loyalty card and during the winter months Dif rent Stroax will likely offer soup and other more hearty fare.
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