Kapi-Mana News : August 28th 2012
4 KAPI-MANA NEWS, AUGUST 28, 2012 NEWS Help your child to go far with Kip McGrath Our qualified teachers create individual tutoring programs for your child, using proven Kip McGrath methods of tuition. Tawa Centre 2326461 232 Main Road Tawa kipmcgrath.co.nz Call today for a FREE assessment ZMaths ZReading ZEnglish ZSpelling ZComprehension 4537641AA supplying fresh produce for the city Most of our vegetables are grown on our farm in Levin and are picked fresh for your satisfaction • Wholesale Sales Welcome • 4 4 JB B G G G G G G G 1 1 1 J 5 5 163 163 5 5111 51 1 8AJ 8AJ 1 1 J 5116 3 163 51 51 1 1 1 1 5 8AJ 8AJ From Wednesday 29th August while stocks last Winter Specials 2 Parumoana Street (next to Pete's Emporium) Phone: 04 237 5288 City Green Ltd Open 7 days Mon - Fri 9am-6.30pm Sat 8am-6pm • Sun 10am- 5pm NZ Oranges $1.98 NZ Granny Smith Apples $1.48 98ceach Cut Pumpkin pieces 4511638AK NZ Mandarins $2.98 kg kg kg Cartoon creation: Matthew Cottle, 6, put a foam mattress to good use in making his Spongebob Squarepants costume for Tawa School's dress as a book character day. Otherworldly: Kasie Fowler, 9, won a prize for her Daisy the Ghost Princess costume, inspired by a story called Crumbly Castle. Ella Smith, 8, came dressed as Alice in Wonderland. Novelty costumes By ANDREA O'NEIL Ghouls, Maori goddesses, comic- book heroes and even a set of human bookshelves visited Tawa School last Thursday in a dress- up day organised by the school s librarian. Most of the school s 320 stu- dents came to school dressed as their favourite book character. Students were encouraged to be creative rather than spending money on costumes, school librarian Angela Marsden said. An example was Spongebob Squarepants fan Matthew Cottle, 6, who used a foam mattress to recreate his cartoon hero. Bookworm pupils got to show off their handiwork in a fashion show in the school s hall in the morning, and had their costumes judged. Overall winners were sis- ters Maia Kerekere, 6, and Tangi- ahua Kerekere, 8, who dressed as Maori goddesses from books they wrote and self-published. This is the second year Ms Marsden has organised a dress as a book character day . The event encourages children to visit the library, and think about the books they love, she said. Popular costumes included wiz- ards, Pippi Longstockings and Little Red Riding Hood. Many children brought to school the book that inspired their costume. A favourite was The Saucepan Man, a character covered in pots and kettles, from Enid Blyton s The Faraway Tree. Joseph Raouf-Morton, 10, came as Captain Underpants and said he was a bit shy about parading in front of the school. It s embarrassing, he said. He reckoned his white Y-fronts and red cape made one of the best costumes on the day, however. Early market open till noon Good news late risers, from September the Sat- urday market will remain open until noon. In an effort to boost the market s appeal, the hours of the Cobham Court market have been extended. At present it runs from midnight to 10am. More than 40 businesses under the Canopies have been consulted, most of whom indicated sup- port for the change. Market director Tracy Johnson, from Porirua City Council, says providing extra stalls and encouraging more of a city centre destination with positive offshoots for businesses and retail- ers, was part of the strategy. Extended hours will enhance the canopies area and create an enjoyable shopping experience for customers. A three-month trial for the extended hours will start on September 1 and be reviewed at the end of November. Plan critique By KRIS DANDO The auditing of Porirua City Council s 10-year plan has shown up a number of could do better issues but the council s chief accountant says criti- cism should be taken as positive. Independent audits of council plans is essential to ensure they are complying with legislative and financial reporting standards. Although Ernst & Young signed off on the council s long-term plan in June, they prepared a letter for the council s audit and risk subcommittee earlier this month, out- lining observations and areas for improvement. During the review, the auditors noted: Some forecast revaluations, development con- tributions, interest revenue and cash surpluses were recorded incorrectly or not recognised. The impact of this meant the big picture was unable to be seen clearly The At a Glance section had a tell rather than consult/discuss format The potential impacts of the risk-based approach the council has regarding water and roading infra- structure should have been clearer A council report noted that key staff resigned in the months leading up to the LTP being prepared, and some of the budgeting software had limita- tions .
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