Kapi-Mana News : April 17th 2012
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More than 70 children aged between 2 and 12 spent a few hours of their school holidays in a creative building competition on Thursday. The winners were not announced until after Kapi-Mana News went to press, with the big prize of a Nin- jago set to be awarded. Max Weinstein had spent the whole day gearing up for the compe- tition by practising at home, his mum said. Ethan Jones, mean- while, was getting into the spirit of the event, using many different pieces and figures to create a space station. It s cool, I enjoy being able to build what I like, he said. Dinosaurs, houses, transporters, space boats and battleships were among the creative entries. Along with school holiday promotions, Lego is also holding a nationwide competition to find the best model-builder, with $100 Lego prizes and a family trip to Legoland in California up for grabs. Regional sales representative Annie Bailey says plenty of kids in 2012 have parents who grew up with Lego, so the novelty remains strong. Sometimes I see parents who are more excited at these competitions than their children. I think Lego helps kids be creative and while there are new models that are popu- lar, there still seems to be a focus on the loose bricks. For details on the national building competition, go to toyworld.co.nz. Entries close April 30. fDairy fights for liquor licence By ANDREA O'NEIL ' For a small community store it's hard enough to survive and for them to have this law, it just dumbfounds me. ' Northern ward city councillor Euon Murrell Pukerua Bay will become a dry suburb if Porirua police success- fully block the liquor licence renewal of the local diary. Pukerua Bay Store has had a licence to sell beer and wine for 12 years, but when its licence came up for renewal in February 2011, police opposed it in accordance with the Alcohol Reform Bill. Awaiting its third reading and expected to become law later this year, the bill would restrict the sale of alcohol to grocery stores, defined as shops that mainly sell household foodstuffs. Dairies have been struggling to prove they are grocery stores under the legislation. Pukerua Bay Store is fighting for its licence in the courts, cost- ing it a whole year s profits in lawyers fees -- more than $10,000 -- says owner Hemant Patel. He argues that the store is a special case due to its isolation, and to revoke its licence would inconvenience Pukerua Bay residents. It s eight minutes to drive to Mana, probably five minutes spent inside the shop, then eight minutes back, which makes it a 30-minute round trip. Not many people have 30 minutes to spend getting a bottle of wine, he says. I just think it s a bit ridiculous. They should look at it specifi- cally, look at the geography. It doesn t make sense to take it away from a rural community. The store has never failed an underage purchasing test, and it s not an issue that arises, Mr Patel says. It s such a tight-knit com- munity. Everybody knows each other. You know how old all the kids are because you ve grown up with them. Porirua police are being overzealous in their approach to liquor, an attitude which has already removed Pauatahanui s only liquor licence, says northern ward city councillor Euon Murrell. For God s sake, it s not a liquor store, it s a convenience store in a small community. The law is an arse in that it allows the Pauatahanui situation, he says. I m annoyed because here we have got a community that is a reasonably remote community that haven t got a huge amount of amenities, and they re in danger of losing another one. Pukerua Bay Store will not sur- vive if it loses its licence, Mr Murrell says. Apparently it s not a grocery store. A grocery store would not survive in Pukerua Bay. It s a small community. Words fail me really. For a small com- munity store it s hard enough to sur- vive and for them to have this law, it just dumbfounds me. Porirua police liquor licensing officer senior sergeant Steve Sar- gent was unavailable for comment last week. Kapiti-Mana police area commander inspector John Price says there are an abundance of licensed liquor outlets in Porirua and the merits of each one needed to be questioned. Obviously we look at com- munity needs, Mr Price says. My perspective is alcohol is a key driver of crime and we have to be assured and reassured that any licensee is respon- sible. Problems with alcohol affect all suburbs in Porirua, Mr Price says. Unfortunat- ely alcohol goes across all classes. We see that alcohol contributes to family violence and road trauma across the social spec- trum.
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