Kapi-Mana News : August 21st 2012
5 KAPI-MANA NEWS, AUGUST 21, 2012 NEWS Offers available from Monday 20th - Sunday 26th August. All offers are subject to availability or while stocks last. We reserve the right to limit quantities. Trade strictly not supplied. Parumoana Street, Porirua. Phone: 04 238 0601. Open 6am - 11pm, 7 days. SKIN OFF CHICKEN BREAST FILLETS KIWISOFT TOILET PAPER 32 PACK ROUND ROLLS 12 PACK HOKI FILLETS $9.98 $6.98 $5.00 $8.00 KG EA 3 FOR KG GROCERY BUTCHERY LIMIT 3 TRAYS PER CUSTOMER LIMIT 3KG PER CUSTOMER BAKERY FISH BAR For 24 hour assistance Telephone 04 298-5168 Graham John Andrew Diane Kapiti Coast Funeral Home 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu 2884679AA Dying woman wants loving homes for art By ANDREA O'NEIL Sew creative: Whitby artist and cancer patient Laura Muir hopes her textile artworks and paintings will find good homes following a September exhibition. A Whitby woman with terminal cancer is looking for loving own- ers for her beloved artworks. Painter and textile artist Laura Muir, 72, is holding an exhibition and sale of more than 50 artworks at Whitby Lakes retirement village next month. She is selling the works at hugely discounted rates, to ensure they are snapped up. I want them to have loving homes. That's my aim, it's not to make money,'' Muir says. A former social worker and psychotherapist, Muir came to art late, in her 50s. A fellow psychotherapy student invited her to a drawing class at The Learning Connexion in the 1990s, and Muir found her call- ing. She began by working with fabric, but found little success in painting at first. I learned to draw at the Learning Connexion but I found I had a real psychological block about paint,'' she says. A year-long diploma in art and creativity at The Learning Con- nexion got her over that hurdle. Galleries became interested in her work -- her paintings of Wel- lington villas sold like hotcakes. I hit on the fact that people love Wellington houses. They were very popular and they sold,'' Muir says. She moved into more abstract work in the 2000s. I realised you could have a lot of fun if you went abstract so that started me off.'' Muir exhibited three times in Toronto while visiting her son two years ago. She fell ill while in Canada and was diagnosed with colon cancer. For the past 18 months she has been a patient of Mary Potter Hospice. Mary Potter volunteer Hea- ther Alexander helped Muir organise the exhibition. Before retiring, Muir spent 30 hours a week on her art, and she is still creating new works. Life is for living. When you know it's shortening you don't want to waste a day.'' Laura Muir exhibition, September 8 and 9, 2pm to 6pm, at Whitby Lakes reception, 1 Newhaven Way, Whitby. 70-year-old grenade brings bomb squad By KRIS DANDO A grenade handed in to Cannons Creek community police base last week was 70 years old and posed no threat, but police took no chances. At about 9.30am on Tuesday, an Ascot Park resident walked in to the base with the grenade in a plastic bag. The office was immediately cleared of the two Neighbourhood Policing team members and two volunteers, while nearby buildings were cor- doned off. A bomb disposal team from New Zealand Defence Force came from Trentham and took the grenade, understood to be 70 years old, away to be disposed off. Kapiti Mana Police area com- mander John Price says there was never any danger to anyone in the Bedford Court area, but we treat any explosive device as a risk''. The public should call police to the site if anything of this nature is found, not take it to the station. Sometimes, people might be clearing out their parents' garage after they've passed away and there might be ammo or grenades brought back from World War II. Call 111, ask for police and we will call out the NZDF.''
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