Kapi-Mana News : October 2nd 2012
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The dozens-strong group beat out school choruses from across the coun- try in the Barbershop Nationals 2012 in Takapuna, Auckland. Other Aotea barbershop groups and supporters in the audience per- formed an off-the-cuff haka to cel- ebrate the win, the school's Kate Gainsford said. The whole school community is proud of the girls' performance, Ms Gainsford says: It's stunning, abso- lutely stunning.'' Nearly 100 of the college's stu- dents travelled to Auckland last Tuesday for the competition. The Rookies girls' quartet placed second in their category; the year 10 girls' quartet Marvel-us placed fourth, and the boys' chorus Aotea Roar also placed fourth. Aotea's continuing success in bar- bershop competitions has a flow-on effect on students' academic success, Ms Gainsford said. The students benefit from the training, discipline and collabor- ation, which helps them when they go on to tertiary study,'' she says. Gang patches to be allowed By ANDREA O'NEIL Gang patches will be allowed on gravestones in Whenua Tapu as long as they do not cause offence to reasonable'' people or unfairly over- whelm neighbouring graves. Porirua City Council has drafted an updated cemeteries policy, which addresses the issue of offensive words and images put on grave- stones. The review was triggered by a 2008 incident where a woman had her husband's body disin- terred and moved after a Mongrel Mob mem- ber was buried next to him. The council sought legal advice from Simp- son Grierson law firm and is satisfied its new policy does not limit freedom of expression or violate the Bill of Rights, council manager of leisure assets and services Karyn Stillwell told councillors last Thursday. The new policy states a monument is offens- ive if its design or wording are capable of wounding feelings or arousing real anger, dis- gust, resentment or outrage in the mind of a reasonable person''. Mayor Nick Leggett said the new policy puts on paper a policy that's been run by council for a number of years''. Of the 4950 gravestones the council has pro- cessed for Whenua Tapu, only one had offens- ive gang slogans that needed changing, which was done in consultation with the deceased's family. Reforms mad, says lawyer By JAMES GREENLAND Family matters: Family law specialist Catriona Doyle is worried changes to the Family Court will negatively affect Porirua families by limiting their access to the court, and requiring individuals to represent themselves. A Porirua family law specialist says proposed changes to the fam- ily court are just madness''. Local lawyer and deputy chair- woman of New Zealand Law Society's family law section Catri- ona Doyle is worried Government will pervert justice and annul children's rights if the Family Courts Reform Bill is passed without amendment. The bill, to be debated in Par- liament late this month, would significantly alter existing family law legislation, to discourage couples from using the courts to resolve family issues. Ms Doyle said the Government was trying to save money and that protecting children from traumatic experiences at court was not the primary motivation, as it had claimed. There are many proposed changes to the operation of the family court, which Ms Doyle said were welcomed by family law pro- fessionals as they would smooth proceedings. However, the Ministry of Jus- tice had included some changes that were never welcomed, nor even discussed during 2010-11 when the Government was taking submissions on the bill, she said. These changes include reducing entitlements to free arbitration and mediation, cancelling rights to legal representation in some circumstances, and the addition of file application fees. Ms Doyle said she was particu- larly worried about families from Porirua, which has a diverse international demographic. How can we expect people, who might have English as a second language or not at all, to stand up in court and represent themselves?'' Not only will injustices occur, due to imbalances between the haves and have-nots, but the Gov- ernment will incur more costs down the track, Ms Doyle said. These reforms will make the court less effective and will also end up costing more money.''
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