Kapi-Mana News : February 7th 2012
10 KAPI-MANA NEWS, FEBRUARY 7, 2012 NEWS ...and Wellington direct to: Auckland $45* Queenstown $49* Sale fares are one way, carry--on baggage only^. You can choose from 15kg to 40kg checked baggage for an additional $9.50--$35 per passenger, per fare. On sale until 7pm Wednesday 8 February 2012, unless sold out prior. Sale may be extended. Not available on all flights or days. Conditions apply. *Selected travel dates in 2012. See below for details. Prices based on payment by direct deposit / POLi or voucher for bookings through jetstar.com. For all other bookings, a Booking and Service Fee of $4 per passenger, per fare applies. Flights depart Wellington airport. Fares are one-way and non-refundable. Limited changes are permitted, charges apply. Availability is limited (not available on all flights or days). Limited availability on public holiday weekends. *Travel dates: Christchurch and Auckland: from 1 May to 27 June and 17 July to 26 September 2012. Queenstown: from 1 May to 20 June and 17 July to 26 September 2012. ^Carry-on baggage limits, including size restrictions, will be strictly applied. Passengers with more than the applicable carry-on baggage allowance will need to check in baggage, and charges will apply. See jetstar.com for more details. Jetstar Air ways Pty Ltd ABN 33 069 720 243. JNZ1066/W12 Join us! facebook.com/jetstarnz jetstar.com Christchurch $39* Jetstar's Waitangi Day Sale 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 Wheeler's Guardian FUNERAL HOME NORTH CITY Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ PNSPorirua 4357653AA Overgrown Dales Reserve a 'total fire hazard' -- resident Fire danger?: More native trees may be planted at Dales Reserve in Aotea, replacing scrub and gorse. By KRIS DANDO A reserve in Aotea is drawing the ire of some residents, worried it is becoming over- grown and a fire risk. Dales Reserve is immediately behind the Carrus Corporation office at the bottom of Routeburn Ave. It is a neglected gully full of gorse, blackberry and long grass. One resident, who did not want to be named, told Kapi-Mana News the army should use it for training. It'd be like they were in Malaya. I've seen the city council come down and spray the fenceline every now and again, but it's a total fire hazard. If the fire brigade saw it, they'd go berserk.'' Barrie Shute from Carrus con- firmed the reserve was Porirua City Council land and was thus council's responsibility to see it was sprayed and monitored. I agree, it is a fire risk -- we've had meetings with them [the council] but nothing's been resolved. We feel we're pretty safe, the nearest houses and our building are far enough away, but something should be done.'' Porirua's chief fire safety officer Russell Postlewaight said that if a complaint was made, they would work with the local fire authority -- Porirua City Council -- to assess whether there was a risk. This [overgrown gorse and scrub] is not something new in the Porirua City boun- dary and it can create fire and vermin problems and become a place for people to dump rubbish.'' The council's principal rural fire safety officer Peter Chapman said Dales Reserve had not been brought to their attention before, but it would be investigated. Parks and reserves manager Bill Inge said the council is responsible for maintaining a five-metre fire break and an inspection last week found that some grass, blackberry and other scrub had intruded into the fire break. The parks and reserve team are now looking to clear it. Long term we [will] plant low-flammability natives, instead of having a bare strip of ground.'' Dales Reserve has a walkway that links with Bothamley Park and this will become an important access between Aotea and that part of Porirua, Mr Inge said.
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