Kapi-Mana News : August 14th 2012
8 KAPI-MANA NEWS, AUGUST 14, 2012 NEWS 4 steps when flling your recycling bin Remember You can recycle all your plastics now except polystyrene (eg meat trays) Please rinse your recyclables GLASS PLASTICS CANS PAPER CARDBOARD Bundle up your paper and cardboard with string or put them in a plastic bag & tie up. Squash all your plastic containers and place your plastics and cans into plastic bags and tie them up. Glass can go loose in your bin Put heavy things on top whenever you can 1 2 3 4 Recycling - Do it right DRY UP TO FOUR LOADS OF WASHING IN ONLY 20 MINUTES! Save time and electricity Upper Hutt 528 0515 Taita 970 0994 Stokes Valley 563 8260 Wainuiomata 939 5171 Newtown 389 7926 Lower Hutt 569 5792 Levin 06 368 5461 PORIRUA Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Ph 237 0630 Fast Dryers Sports Gear Duvets Mink Blankets Bedding Washers Domestic Laundry Easy Key Self Service Laundromat ASHING t Mentor Lane-behind Cannons Creek Shopping Centre $4.00 WASH $4.00 DRY Wash two Mink Blankets, Duvets or Woolrests for ONLY $10! 4325850AP Local govt debate urged By KRIS DANDO Local authority amalgamation was at the forefront of Michael Barnett s speech to Porirua busi- nesspeople recently, as he urged for more debate on the issue. The Auckland Chamber of Com- merce chief executive was the guest speaker at a breakfast hosted by the Porirua equivalent at Te Rauparaha Arena on August 3. He reminded the 80 council and business representatives from across region that significant change has to start with why . He said councils needed to con- sider the reason they exist as the basis for considering new models and structures in the future. Mr Barnett was invited to speak because of the ongoing debate about local authority amalgama- tion and the need for the region to create its own solutions. He said it was disappointing that in many cases it became busi- ness versus the community rather than business with the com- munity. This is not in the best interests of either party. When businesses are doing well, they provide jobs and wealth, and the community does well." Porirua Chamber of Commerce director Holly Thompson said the debate that followed Mr Barnett s speech raised an interesting con- sensus, that groups in this region do not have to agree on every- thing, but need to understand and respect the positions that lobby groups and councils take. "This event was the first step in helping our business communities form opinions on the future of our region." Porirua has been at the fore- front of debate on this topic, including establishing the Wel- lington Region Local Governance Review Panel. Porirua mayor Nick Leggett said hearing Mr Barnett s per- spective on local government change and sharing opinions was excellent, and feedback from the event was positive. Ms Thompson said amalgama- tion polarises people, but debate and discussion was vital. What we want to do as a cham- ber is present as much infor- mation as we can on issues like this, so when it comes to a vote, you can make decisions as a busi- ness owner and as an individual. The next speaker lined up is Martin Snedden, on September 14, talking about the business strategy around bidding and host- ing the Rugby World Cup. An 'honour' to be at memorial unveiling By KRIS DANDO High flyer: Warrant officer Kendall Brown. Kendall Brown is still coming back down to earth after two trips to Europe recently on behalf of the Air Training Corps. The Tawa 17-year-old was one of two New Zealand air cadets who attended the unveiling and dedi- cation of a memorial to RAF Bomber Command by Queen Elizabeth last month. He joined 33 Kiwi veterans at the ceremony in London, and says it was an honour to be there. There were cadets there from Britain and across the Common- wealth. This was one of the best things I ve ever achieved, talking with the veterans, hearing their stor- ies, helping them when I could. The unveiling was marked with a fly-by of Typhoon aircraft, and a Lancaster dropping one million pop- pies over London. The poppy drop sent a real shiver down my spine and just that feeling when the Last Post echoed out over the park. I won t forget that cer- emony in a long, long time. Kendall, a warrant officer with No 41 Squadron (City of Porirua), was back in New Zealand for only a week before travelling to Belgium for three weeks as part of the annual International Air Cadet Exchange. Kendall, who has ambitions to be an RNZAF pilot, says the highlight was flying an F-16 simulator. It was an amazing trip. Cupcake chef: Connor Miller hopes to raise $100 for SPCA this weekend, by offering yummy cupcakes for sale at Whitby Mall. Tasty treats to help SPCA By KRIS DANDO Connor Miller s love of Master- Chef will come in handy as he raises money for the SPCA this weekend. The Whitby six-year-old will be taking part in Cupcake Day this Saturday, part of the SPCA s fun- draising programme. His mum Jenny says Connor has had a keen interest in the organisation since he was four and is now old enough to do something to help out. "I want to raise the money to help SPCA pay for food for the animals and petrol for the vans, says Connor. It won t be a case of mum and dad doing all the work, says Jenny, Connor being quite capable of deciding how he wants to go about fundraising. He has decided to make icecream cone cupcakes so they will appeal to kids his own age. He will be busy making 90 later this week, to be sold for $1.50 at the entrance to Whitby Mall from 9am on Saturday.
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