Kapi-Mana News : September 18th 2012
8 KAPI-MANA NEWS, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 NEWS Calling for Nominations The Wellys are a celebration of the many great individuals who make the Wellington region a vibrant place to live. This is your chance to nominate an outstanding Wellingtonian who deserves to be recognised for their contribution. Tell us who deserves a Welly in 2012 Post: The Wellys, Marketing, PO Box 3742, Wellington 6140 Email: email@example.com Web: dompost.co.nz/wellys Nominations close at 5pm Monday, 24 September. Please see dompost.co.nz/wellys for more information on key dates, previous winners and tickets to the Awards night. THE 24th ANNUAL DOMINION POST WELLINGTONIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS •ARTS• • BUSINESS • • SPORT • • EDUCATION • • YOUTH • • GOVERNMENT • • SCIENCE & • TECHNOLOGY • COMMUNITY • SERVICE • ENVIRONMENT • 4815695AC Wellington Nannies College Need another pair of hands? APPLY NOW to guide and mentor a student nanny in your home. Benefit from the support and help a student nanny can offer your family. 20 hours ECE & WINZ subsidies available Fees apply For more information, Please call (04) 384-5888 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.wnc.co.nz Products we offer: • Venetians • Verticals • Rollers • Sunscreens • Timber Blinds • Honey Comb • Skylights • Interior Shutters • Exterior Awnings See us at the Resene Colour Shop 4 Lyttelton Ave, Porirua. • open 6 days Free measure & installation Please contact us at: Mob: 027 508 7724 Ph: (04) 235 7744 Email: email@example.com www.moorevisionblinds.co.nz 30% OFF our range 4507188AE Porirua goodwill ripe for picking By MATTHEW DALLAS JUICY IDEA Community Fruit Harvesting was started in 2011 by North Shore resident Di Celliers and currently operates in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Manawatu, Bay of Plenty, Puhoi, Whangarei, Kerikeri and Dargaville. People with fruit they cannot pick or do not want register their trees and volunteers come and pick the fruit and donate it to those who need it. Crunch time: Nathan Marshall helps with picking for the Community Fruit Harvesting scheme. Local co- ordinator Julie Harris hopes to get plenty of Porirua and Tawa families signed up for the next picking season. Photo: FAIRFAX Julie Harris wants to pick your fruit. The Tawa woman has vol- unteered as local co-ordinator for Community Fruit Har- vesting, a group set up to share produce that would otherwise rot on the ground. To kick-start activity, Ms Harris is calling for people with unpicked fruit trees to get in touch so the charity can help the hungry. Ms Harris announced her involvement with the scheme last week, just as national media were paying close attention to child poverty and the inability of many families to provide breakfast and lunches for their kids. She told Kapi-Mana News it was eye-opening how many Kiwis were struggling to make ends meet. It's penetrating into the middle classes.'' Although the fruit harvest- ing scheme has a narrow field of focus, Ms Harris hopes it can play its part. I am dismayed at the child poverty issues occurring in this country, so I wanted to do something that I felt I could make a difference.'' Community Fruit North Wellington will cover John- sonville, Tawa, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast, extending the reach of the existing Wel- lington operation. "There is so much untapped opportunity in this area, with many old houses with fruit trees in their gardens," says Ms Harris. Although most fruit is not ready to pick until the aut- umn months, Ms Harris wanted to establish a data- base of residents with fruit trees, happy to contribute. Everyone wins from the initiative, she says. The tree owners don't have rotting fruit in their garden; those in need receive a helping hand, and volunteers find it satisfy- ing to work with like-minded people to help reduce poverty. "Anyone who is happy to don a set of gloves, pick fruit or climb a ladder is welcome. I also welcome volunteers happy to take a bag of fruit [and] add value to it by mak- ing delicious jam or chutney, and then get those homemade goodies into fruit boxes." Community Fruit North Wellington is also seeking donations of sugar, jars, boxes, crates, large bags, and offers of storage space. People in north Wellington and Porirua with a fruit tree available for picking next sea- son or who want to volunteer can email Julie Harris on pickfruitnthwellington@ gmail.com.
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