Kapi-Mana News : August 7th 2012
6 KAPI-MANA NEWS, AUGUST 7, 2012 NEWS Our Shining a light on the finest young people in Porirua Calling for the best, brightest, fastest, and most talented young people of Porirua... If you are a scholar, an athlete, a musician, an artist, or an eco-warrior - tell us about your project, your success and your role in the community and you could receive one of the Porirua Youth Awards in 2012 So, if you are 12-15 and 16-19 years old, or you have a daughter or son, grandchild, brother, sister or cousin who you think deserves to be recognised, we want to hear from you! Download Applications from www.poriruayouthawards.org.nz Applications open 16th July Closes 24th August 4773391AA S f SH ll b l fr m M ay Augu ay Augu b 9.30am a 2.30 m f r r u ma a . W a n nan a s a , n ar a f s a g a s n a d b s d and ra b d r d a ng a rna r s, b s gn s d. r s d r s b d n s ag s. 1. P STGATE DRI E T JAMES C K DRI E (STAGE 1) n M nda 6 and sda 7 A g s 2012 s s n f r ad b s d f r ar s a n nan r a rs. 2. 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T m rary l ur - Paua aha u Par ma a AYTON DR NAVIGATI ON DR NAVIGATION DR SAMWELL DR SPINNAK ER DRI E DRI E J SEPH BANKS DRI E OMAPERE ST LEEWARD DR ENDEV OURD R P STGA TE DRI E SPINNAKER DRI E DISC ER Y DRI E DISC ERY DRI E JAMES C K DRI E JAMES C K PAREMATA RD PA REMATA HAY ARDS RD PAREMATA HAY ARDS RD N BR NS BAY BRADEYS BAY LEGEND S ag 1 S ag 2 4774381AA 4573935AA Porirua City Laundrette Kilkerran Place, Porirua • Service or Self Service • Cold, warm, hot wash • Detergent included • Mink Blankets, Duvets • Sports Gear • Big washers and dryers • Ironing, pressing available • We accept eftpos • Off street parking • Commercial service: linen hire, pickup/ delivery, specialised wash programs Mon-Fri: 8am to 5.30pm Saturday: 9am to 4pm Sunday: 9am to 3pm www.kpclaundry.co.nz • firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 04 237 5010 Appeal helpers Wellington Free Ambulance is calling for volun- teers to help with its annual street appeal next month. Collectors are needed in Tawa, central Porirua, Whitby and Mana for the appeal, from September 14 to 16. Money raised goes to support the service in a number of areas such as funding emergency ambulances, paramedic staff and lifesaving equip- ment. Appeal co-ordinators in all these collection areas will try to find you a time and position that suits you. Email email@example.com or call 498 9671. Park in shape for finals By KRIS DANDO Pristine turf: City Council parks staff members Lynley Veale and Geoff Chevis have a mission to make Porirua's sportsgrounds look their best. Porirua Park is in great form. The ground, frequently described as the best playing surface in the region outside Westpac Stadium, is set to host Wellington Rugby League finals day this week- end. Lynley Veale, team leader of Porirua City Council's four ground staff, responsible for every sports field in the city, almost looks pained thinking about all the players ripping up his turf. Endeavour Park, Cannons Creek Park and Ngatitoa Domain are just some of the other parks he and his crew look after. While the mild win- ter has been a bonus, ensuring very few closures, the hard work still has to be put in. PCC's leisure assets infra- structure officer John Calla- han says an extensive pro- gramme of work goes in during the winter sports sea- son and in the off-season. We've got sand carpets here [at Porirua Park] and at Endeavour, they've taken a while to bed in, but now we're seeing the results. Nothing we do is in isolation and while we do give Mother Nature a boost, it's leg work from guys like Lynley that gets it to what you see now.'' From Rugby World Cup training sessions to Beard Trophy matches, Phoenix and Lions' preseason fixtures, Porirua Park is in demand. Parks supervisor Geoff Chevis says they won't turn anyone away. We would rather people use it, that's what it's for. Get- ting them to the condition that you see them in now is a real team effort and we know what a prime asset it is for the city.'' Porirua and Endeavour parks compare favourably with many grounds in Wel- lington and the Hutt Valley, plenty of which are becoming mud baths. Ross Bond, the coach of Northern United's premier side, says Porirua Park is a fantastic ground. It really contributes to the way we play, definitely the best surface outside the sta- dium. There's virtually no mud in the changing rooms.'' Endeavour Park saw 59 senior football games on No 1 and 57 on No 2 last season, the most utilised surface in the region for the sport. Drains were replaced several years ago and it was upgraded before this season. Western Suburbs' first team coach Lloyd O'Keefe says Endeavour always holds up well. Teams love coming out to play us because they know Endeavour is pristine, head and shoulders above any other ground we play on regularly. It's a credit to the parks guys at the council, they do an amazing job.'' Appeals hearing set The Local Government Commission will hear appeals against the final representation proposal of the Pori- rua City Council on August 14 at the council chambers starting at 2pm. The hearing will be open to the pub- lic and the media.
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