Kapi-Mana News : June 26th 2012
12 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JUNE 26, 2012 NEWS Foundation Education e certificate in Foundation Education (Health Science) provides the skills and practices to help you move into further degree or diploma level study in health at Whitireia. Move into further study in: › Bachelor of Nursing › Bachelor of Nursing Paci c › Bachelor of Nursing Māori › Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) › Diploma in Enrolled Nursing This programme is being o ered at the Whitireia Kāpiti Campus and Porirua Campus. (quali cation completion)* STUDENT SUCCESS POLYTECHNIC FOR ST *The Performance of Tertiary Education Organisations report. Whitireia were rated number one for quali cation completion in August 2011 by the Tertiary Education Commission. WNZ_2_FHEALTH_12 WWW.WHITIREIA.AC.NZ 0800 944 847 EnRol Now Get StARteD IN juLY Pak 'n Save top shopping list again Pak on top: Customers in Porirua enjoy the most competitive supermarket prices in the country, according to local owners and managers. Item Porirua Pak 'n Save Porirua Countdown Tawa New World Porirua New World 2.5kg potatoes $4.48 $4.98 $4.49 $4.49 3kg bananas $7.92 $8.97 $8.97 $8.97 1kg mince $7.98 $6.99 $12.99 $6.99 500g Anchor butter $3.98 $3.89 $3.79 $3.79 1kg Colby cheese (cheapest) $8.98 $8.78 $8.99 $8.99 Tip Top Super Soft bread $2.88 $3.99 $4.26 $3.99 100 Bell tea bags $4.18 $5.09 $3.99 $3.99 2L Budget/ Homebrand milk $3.29 $3.29 $3.60 $3.29 690g Chef cat food $2.48 $3.39 $3.39 $2.99 400g Vegemite $5.48 $6.99 $6.99 $5.49 200g Chocolate Chippies $2.38 $1.95 $3.31 $2.99 420g Watties spaghetti $1.24 $2.34 $2.19 $1.89 1kg McCains frozen peas $3.28 $3.29 $2.49 (Pams) $3.49 Total (2012) $58.55 $63.94 $69.45 $61.35 Total (2011) $60.51 $68.87 $71.84 (as Woolworths)$68.95 Porirua highly competitive market for grocery prices By KRIS DANDO ' We've always been well- priced and we have plenty of evidence to show that. It's what we're about -- we've built our reputation on price. ' Garrod Brader Pak 'n Save manager Porirua Pak n Save has taken out the Kapi-Mana News price com- parison for the third year run- ning, with overall grocery costs falling across the board. Among the 13 items on our list were staples like cheese, bread, milk and mince, but we threw a packet of chocolate chippies in there, feeling in need of a little luxury. The survey is unscientific and only represents what the 13 items cost on one particular day -- June 20.It should also be noted the supermarket in Tawa is going through a major upgrade, becom- ing a New World, and as a result the grocery area was smaller and choices were fewer. Factors like customer service and ease of parking, which matter to a number of consumers, were not considered. Porirua Pak n Save beat rival Porirua New World by just $2.80 ($58.55 to $61.35), while Count- down s 13 items cost $63.94 and Tawa New World s tally came in at $69.45. Pak n Save manager Garrod Brader was happy with the survey s results, saying his store has proven again that they are the cheapest in the region. We ve always been well-priced and we have plenty of evidence to show that. It s what we re about -- we ve built our reputation on price. Mr Brader says they always try to hit our suppliers hard when it comes to sourcing the best goods out there, so they do not have to pass more costs on to the cus- tomer. He says some of the other stores are having a go when it comes to competing with Pak n Save, but they may find it difficult to maintain their prices. He echoed Porirua New World co-owner Tony McNeil s recent assertion that Porirua was one of the country s most competitive markets in the country and that led to steady -- sometimes falling -- costs overall. ountdown and Porirua New World were $5 and $7 cheaper, respectively, for the 13 items than in 2011.
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