Kapi-Mana News : August 21st 2012
12 KAPI-MANA NEWS, AUGUST 21, 2012 NEWS RHM5668 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 25th & Sunday 26th August 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. Trust seeks big ideas for funding The Hutt Mana Charitable Trust is looking for big ideas. A new round of applications for the trust s com- munity grants is under way and chairman Ian Hutchings said they would welcome bids to fund larger and more significant projects. The trust, which looks after about $35 million in former energy board assets on behalf of people in the Hutt Valley, Porirua and north Wellington areas, gives out around about $600,000 in com- munity grants each year from interest earned on investments. Mr Hutchings said this would be the 14th round of grants and over the years there had been a steady increase in applications, with a consequent trend to a large number of smaller grants of about $1000 to $5000 being made. However, after calling for bigger projects in the August 2011 round the trust gave out several big- ger amounts: $30,000 for the Streets Ahead Trust in Porirua for salary and administration; $25,000 to the Royal Wellington Golf Club to upgrade a driving range and $25,000 to Naenae Menz Shed for building construction costs. The trust is repeating the call for the appli- cation round that closes on August 31. While bids for smaller amounts will still be con- sidered, organisations which have a significant project that offers substantial benefits across the community" are advised to fill in the paper- work. Mr Hutchings said capacity building is one category of grant application that the trust does not get enough of. Grant applications close with the trust's secretary, Kendons Chartered Accountants, at Box 31250 Lower Hutt on August 31. Details and application forms are on the trust's website www.hmct.org.nz Safety message out there By KRIS DANDO Careful crossing: Chris Cairns and one of two actors in crossing costumes handed out 'Use Your Brain, Tracks Are For Trains' leaflets last week. Flynn Cubitt from Tawa Intermediate got the message. One of New Zealand s best- known cricketers will never stop beating the drum about being safe around rail cross- ings. Chris Cairns spearheaded Rail Safety Week last week, in its sixth year, which aims to urge pedestrians and motor- ists to act responsibly around crossings. His sister Louise was killed at a level crossing in 1993 when the train she was a passenger on was hit by a truck that had failed to stop. Mr Cairns told Kapi-Mana News that while the focus in the past has been on motor- ists, this year it was pedestri- ans. Since 2000, 147 pedestri- ans have died on railway tracks, with 126 of these classed as trespass -- people taking short cuts across tracks, using tracks as a foot- path or loitering around rail- way property. There have been 30 tres- passing incidents in the past seven months, seven in this region. Mr Cairns, police and two actors dressed as rail cross- ings were at the Linden Ave crossing in Tawa on Monday to promote being safe when walking across railway lines. The amount of people using trains is trending up, but they are not taking that awareness factor with them. You see it so often -- they have their iPods or phones on or just ignore the bells and barri- ers. You shouldn t rely on your hearing, you need to use your eyes. One death is too many and we want com- muters, walkers and schoolkids to appreciate the environment they re in. Mr Cairns said the effect on rail staff when someone is injured or killed on rail cross- ings or tracks must be con- sidered as well. He also travelled to the West Coast, New Plymouth, Tauranga, Auckland and Ash- burton to deliver his message.
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