Kapi-Mana News : July 24th 2012
6 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JULY 24, 2012 NEWS RHM5610 So close. So simple. Retirement is so much easier when you can walk to all the things you need and that is exactly what we offer at Coastal Villas. Our handy downtown location is a short stroll to local amenities, including the shops and services at Coastlands Shopping Centre. On top of that, local attractions like Raumati Beach and the highly renowned Paraparaumu Golf Course are a short drive away. Your home. Your life. When you move into Kapiti Village you can enjoy a retirement of total freedom. There are no rules or restrictions, you just come and go just as you please. If you want to travel, you can just lock and leave and we take care of everything else. Inside the village you will find a vibrant community where there is always something going on and there is a great bunch of people to have fun with. KAPITI VILLAGE 1 Henley Way, off Guildford Drive, Paraparaumu Call Sue on 04 296 1797 COASTAL VILLAS Spencer Drive, off Rimu Road, Paraparaumu Call Chrissie on 04 296 6319 OPEN WEEKEND Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July 10am to 4pm Discover a new way of retirement living. Coastal Villas Kapiti Village SIGN UP BEFORE 30 SEPTEMBER 2012 & WE'LL HELP PAY YOUR MOVING COSTS Applies to new and existing living options. Ph 238 2555 1d Mungavin Ave, Porirua www.littleindia.co.nz LUNCH FROM $11 (lunch size chicken or lamb or vegetarian with rice and plain naan) On your way home from work? Why not stop in and get Your favourite dish to Takeaway Can't be bothered cooking? Why not order your dish and have it delivered straight to your door? We Deliver to Tawa, Porirua, Titahi Bay, Plimmerton, Whitby, Paremata, Aotea, Ascot Park and Pukerua Bay * minimun order$30 • Monday-Friday 11.30am-2pm • Dinner 7 Days From 5pm • Food cooked to order • Table service • Eat fresh 4492248AA Plimmerton gets new sign By KRIS DANDO Plimmerton is to receive a new welcome sign -- but not anytime soon. As part of the village plan programme for 2012/13, $225,000 is allocated for continuing the Ara Harakeke pathway from Steyne Ave to Plim- merton Domain, including a new footpath, fenc- ing, bridge widening and car parking. The budget also includes provision for a new sign just before the railway lines but this is still going through consultation, Porirua City Council s village programming manager Ian Barlow said. It has been a slow process and it s because we not only want to include the Plimmerton township itself, but consult with the people of Hongoeka. The entry off State Highway 1 is important to both communities so we want them to work closely together on this -- there will be different percep- tions from both as to what appropriate signage will be. Mr Barlow envisages a sign similar to the one at the north end of Pukerua Bay, which depicts a skink and is of architectural interest , though the new sign may not be erected until 2014/15. There will be no subsidy from NZ Transport Agency is it will not be sited on SH1. Plimmerton Residents Association chairman Colin Bleasdale said an entrance sign has been discussed for some time. It is important to get continuity between all signs in the suburb and there is plenty of consultation still to occur, he said. We want something that is consistent and creative. Other village projects are coming up in Pukerua Bay, Waitangirua, Cannons Creek, Titahi Bay, Takapuwahia, Pauatahanui and Ranui. A spring festival has been suggested for Wait- angirua, to encourage residents to get involved. Cameras reduce crime By KRIS DANDO Safer feeling: Titahi Bay Residents Association chairman Graeme Ebbett below the new CCTV camera now operating in the suburb's shops. A third security camera has been installed at the Titahi Bay shops and there may be more to come. As part of Porirua City Council s vil- lage planning work in the suburb, an extra camera has been put in to cover an alley next to the theatre. This was installed after consultation with the res- idents association and police, with the CCTV footage fed to the police. The cost of the camera was about $4000. Some within the community can also use home computers to log in and check the footage live. Our original plan was to have eight and we would still love to see more go in, but this is a major step forward, Titahi Bay Residents Association chairman Graeme Ebbett said. Vandalism to shop fronts occurs regu- larly and extra cam- eras will give piece of mind to store owners, he said, but more are needed at the rear of buildings. It s definitely a deterrent and another good move by council in the village plan process. People want their village to feel safe and be safe. The council s vil- lage programme man- ager Ian Barlow said camera supervision has to be finalised with TBRA and police. The costliest part of all this is the supervision. Part of hav- ing the system is having some- one look at the live feedback, but this is something that has been pushed by local people and we re happy to support it. Anecdotally, it is working to reduce crime, he said. Four Square owner Ketan Kansara has cameras of his own but agrees there needs to be more in the shopping centre. I can only see so much going on, but there are people drinking behind the theatre at night. When people knew I put cameras in, much of the trouble in front of my store stopped.
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