Kapi-Mana News : February 21st 2012
8 KAPI-MANA NEWS, FEBRUARY 21, 2012 NEWS KM108240-Q Unit 9, 73 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua Just along from Moore Wilson's Ph 237 6836 Wayne Montague Sole Owner & Operator Vehicle Servicing Transmission Servicing Mechanical Repairs Brake & Clutch Repairs Tune Ups Suspension WOF When your vehicle needs servicing or repairs, you need a service centre you can trust to keep you safely on the road. At Vehicle Service 2000 Ltd, YOUR vehicle comes first. Bring your vehicle in and give us a chance to show you the 1st class service we offer you. 3524122AD More wanted on clean-up Cleaning up: Wendy Barry, along with son Kahurangi Waa, will likely find plenty of household rubbish to bag on March 4. By KRIS DANDO Everything from cigarette butts to tyres could be fished from the waters and shoreline of the Onepoto arm of Porirua Harbour on March 4 as part of a massive clean-up. Organised by the newly-formed Porirua Harbour Trust, there will be waka ama crews transporting groups to the harbour s edge by the railway line, where rubbish accumulates. The trust s spokesperson Wendy Barry says they have had indications that com- munity groups, sports clubs, businesses, church groups and many individual residents will be involved. We are really excited. We have a great team and hope to make this an annual event. We hope this highlights the amount of rubbish coming in, this [the clean-up] is one of the actions an individ- ual can take to make the area better for everyone. It will be a good social activity and shows that people working together can have a big impact. Porirua City Council will take away all rubbish collected. Ms Barry says the trust is keen to fol- low the lead taken by the Porirua Har- bour and Catchment Strategy and Action Plan, recently finalised by Porirua City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council. Ridding the shoreline and water of rub- bish is one of the big issues for the strat- egy, along with sedimentation and eco- logical restoration. We want to take that catchment approach. More care needs to be taken before rubbish gets down into the water. This harbour is something that everyone from Pukerua Bay to Churton Park, and everywhere in between, can use -- the important recreational, cultural and wildlife values are all there. The clean-up begins at noon with the meeting place being the waka shelter on Wineera Dr. Participants will need suit- able footwear and the clean-up will take place rain, hail or shine, Ms Barry says. 'Safe' vehicles only welcome in city centre By KRIS DANDO Motorists parking in Porirua s city centre with no registration or warrant of fitness can expect a $200 fine from next week. A grace period is in place until Febru- ary 27, with parking wardens placing flyers on cars not displaying a current WOF, registration or license plate. Car owners will be warned they have until Monday to have these sorted, otherwise they could cop a $200 penalty. Porirua City Council s environment and regulatory services general manager David Rolfe says their goal is safe vehicles on the city s roads. Historically the New Zealand Police enforced the law regarding certification of vehicles, but city and regional councils have taken over this role lately. Wardens have the power to issue fines under the Land Transport Act. Wellington, Hutt and Kapiti councils already have these rules in place, so it is about consistent enforcement across the region, Mr Rolfe says. Any extra cost associated with the added workload for wardens will be recovered through the fines. A survey of vehicles in Porirua in 2010 identified 127 offences for non-compliance and 19 vehicle faults over a five-day period, lead- ing PCC to change their policy. Putasockinit Papakowhai s sock bandit handed himself in to police earlier this month after several members of the public identified him in a security camera video. The man, who allegedly burgled and stole sev- eral cars from Kinloch Pl in January while wear- ing socks on his hands and feet, has been charged with unlawful interference with a vehicle, and other charges may follow, says Porirua police senior sergeant Stephen McCormick. Footage of a man rifling through an unlocked car in a driveway was captured on a private secur- ity camera.
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