Kapi-Mana News : November 20th 2012
7 KAPI-MANA NEWS, NOVEMBER 20, 2012 NEWS 5011660AA HARBOURSIDE; 16 PARUMOANA ST, PORIRUA 04 237 7313 $3.99kg www.prestonsmasterbutchers.co.nz FINE FOODS & QUALITY MEATS SPECIALS END 25-11-12 BEEF or PORK Flavoured SAUSAGES ANYTIME TURINGIA BRATWURST SIMPLY NZs BEST BBQ SAUSAGE Treat yourself to a Gourmet BBQ Try one today!!! A Traditional Pre Cooked German pure pork Bratwurst Big night out for Dad By ANDREA O'NEIL Dad power: Tawa fathers Colin Ellis and Rory Purcell-Hewitt are inviting Wellington dads to get together this Friday night to socialise, network and raise money for charity. Networking for a cause Dads -- are you tired of watching your wives return home from mums social events, laden with goodie bags and with a dozen new numbers in their phones? A pair of Tawa dads decided it was time to get in on the action, and have organised a Dads Big Night Out in Wellington this Friday. Rory Purcell-Hewitt and Colin Ellis, both dads of two, say all too often fathers lack a good social network. All this stuff seems to exist for the mums. They seem to be really, really good at it, but dads never seem to do it, Mr Ellis says. We wanted to create a bit of a network but also just get dads out and about. The Dads Big Night Out will feature beer tastings, coffee edu- cation and plenty of spot prizes, including a Vodafone cellphone, a Phoenix football family pass, and pizza and bar vouchers. All proceeds from the $15 tick- ets will go to children s charity Kids Can, and sponsors were more than happy to help out, Mr Ellis says. They said what a great idea, nobody s ever done anything like this before . The charity aspect to the event was inspired by a call for dona- tions towards children s lunches on TV s Campbell Live, Mr Ellis says. We thought, let s get dads together but let s get a cause in on it. Let s not just get a load of beers, let s do something worth- while. At the moment the Dads Big Night Out is planned as a one-off, but attendees can keep in touch through another of the pair s initiatives, a Welly Dads Facebook group, Mr Purcell- Hewitt says. Birthday parties are not most men s natural habitat, whereas men can relax with a pint in front of them, he says. It s a night of things that appeal to dads: coffee and beer. Dads' Big Night Out, Friday, November 23, 7pm, Flight Coffee Hangar, corner of Willis and Dixon Sts. Proceeds from $15 tickets go to Kids Can. Register at www.dadsbno.eventbrite.co.nz Kids wanted for free health tests Health check: Braden Willoughby, 7, from Ascot Park, gets his height and weight measured by Chris Rice from Plunket. By KRIS DANDO Getting health checks done for 4 year olds in eastern Porirua is a challenge for Chris Rice and the Plunket team. Earlier this month they were at Waitangirua Health Clinic, con- ducting the free checks, assessing children s teeth and gums, height and weight, hearing, vision and development. It is the last Plunket health check before they go to school. It s comprehensive, can take 45 minutes to an hour so it s very thorough and very important for children. Eastern Porirua is designated a high need area, as not enough families get their young ones checked, Ms Rice said. It s finding the children, that s the problem. We have a transient population . . . we rely on kinder- gartens and early childhood centres to keep in touch with us. . Seven-year-old Braden Wil- loughby was given a thorough check by Ms Rice and her col- leagues on November 8. His dad Dennis said he would 100 per cent recommend parents get the B4 School Check done to ensure their child is healthy. The B4 School Check team is based at the Waitangirua Health Centre twice a month and every second Tuesday in Cannons Creek. Phone 238 2796 to make an appointment.
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