Kapi-Mana News : April 17th 2012
TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012 PORIRUA CITY & TAWA www.kapimananews.co.nz INSIDE TIPPING Landfill fees soar 2 GOLD SOUND Jazz band impresses 4 OPEN SKIES Back country beckons 16 BIG DREAMS Chasing down the NRL 37 INDEX Editorial ............................ 10 Letters .............................. 11 Toddler In Tow ................... 14 Cinemaddict ...................... 17 Weekly Workout ................. 18 Style Envy.......................... 21 Classified .......................... 30 Sport ................................ 35 CALL US Phone 04 237 8118 Fax 04 237 8552 Address Ground floor BNZ Tower, Hartham Place, Porirua Email email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org richard.gordon@ kmananews.co.nz. Party at my place! Drinks are on me: Cannons Creek's Miss Tui contestant Rosemary Brunt has attracted plenty of fans and will throw a boozy party for her supporters if she wins. A girl from Porirua can't win Miss Tui 2012 -- Yeah right By ANDREA O'NEIL Cannons Creek woman Rosemary Brunt is a frontrunner in the annual Miss Tui competition run by Mangatainoka s iconic brewery. Twenty-year-old Rosemary is throwing herself into the competition, going above and beyond requirements of weekly challenges set by Tui for its contestants. She beat 120 competitors earlier this month with her match report on a Super 15 rugby game. Rosemary covered herself with Tui memorabilia and attended a game, interviewing spectators and players in a video posted on YouTube. I was nervous but I actually got into it and had fun, she says. I actually do reckon I can win because I have so many big ideas. I feel like I m not just answering the question, I m going beyond it. I m giving it my all. The 1.88 metre (6 2 ) beauty puts her success down to being a people person and a tomboy. With Tui it s a blokes beer and you need a chick who can just go and chat with the guys. Her male fans should be on guard however -- Rosemary s next challenge is to prank her male friends, and it s certain to be a well-executed trick. Rosemary entered Miss Tui at the last minute when a friend suggested she go for it. My mate told me about it and at first I was like oh, nah but it just stayed on my mind the whole day. Why not? You only live once. At first she was motivated by the prize -- $2500 and 366 bottles of beer -- but now Rosemary s focus is giving back to her supporters. Tui will pick its Miss Tui on May 30 based on which contestant has the most fans. Within two days of entering Rosemary had more than 100 supporters, way ahead of her fellow competitors, she says. If she wins she will donate her prize beer and some of her cash prize to celebrating with her fans. I m gonna have a big as party for everyone who had faith in me. I want to meet them all. To support Rosemary Brunt visit tui.co.nz/MissTui/51836 Public to get reserve By ANDREA O'NEIL Spicer Forest will be turned into a recreation park instead of being clear-felled if a plan by Porirua and Wellington city councils goes ahead. The two councils propose spend- ing $393,000 to buy Greater Wel- lington Regional Council out of its share of the Kenepuru forest block -- $173,000 from Porirua and $220,000 from Wellington. The 72-hectare site is owned by the two city councils, and they will pay out the regional council in pro- portion with their land share. Spicer Forest, a joint venture between the three councils located south of the landfill, was planted in 1986 and was due to be felled in 2016. However, the councils forestry policy says the land must return to public use after its scheduled felling and be replanted in natives, which the councils cannot afford to do, Wellington City Council spaces and recreation planning manager Mike Oates says. It would cost a million dollars to turn the forest native, and the councils would only get $181,000 from felling the pines. Instead, the councils want to avoid felling much of the land and instead gradually return it to native forest, Mr Oates says. We ve always had the intent that when logging occurred it would become a public reserve, he says. We think it s quite positive. The regional council is happy with the compensation offered, Mr Oates says. Horse riders, mountain bikers and trampers will all benefit from the area opening up to public use, he says. However, Meridian Energy s wind farm proposal might delay the reserve s creation by several years. If that proceeds, and Meridian haven t yet told us that s the case, they will be putting an access road through the forest for the next two to three years. So that gives both [councils] two to three years to make our plans and put them to the public, Mr Oates says. The plan will be put to councillors in both cities next month and Mr Oates hopes to see an agreement finalised by June 30. Porirua City councillor Bronwyn Kropp, who approved the councils plan in a wastewater and landfill committee meeting last week, says the proposal is a win-win situation. It s a small amount of money for a much greater benefit, and looking at the figures, it just doesn t make sense to pursue any other options.
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