Kapi-Mana News : December 4th 2012
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Contact us now for your Christmas orders 5 041115AA SOUTHWARD MUSEUM PRESENTS WURLITZER ORGAN CONCERT IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII LEN FIFIELD PLAYS CHRISTMAS TIME MUSIC WED 19TH DEC 2PM Tickets $12-00 BOOK AT SOUTHWARD MUSEUM 04 2971221 WCE0813 Grasslees Reserve is going to have a makeover and we'd like to hear your ideas for the park. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE GRASSLEES RESERVE UPGRADE? We'd appreciate your feedback by Friday 14 December 2012. More information: Wellington.govt.nz facebook.com/wellingtoncitycouncil Phone 499 4444 Burglars love lax security By KRIS DANDO As the number of burglaries in Porirua and Tawa increase, the messages are simple: Don't make it easy for criminals, and look out for your neigh- bours. The latest figures from Kapiti-Mana police show a surge in burglaries, particularly in Cannons Creek (15 in the last month), Tawa (11) and Titahi Bay (9). Area commander Inspector John Price says they mostly occur between 7am and 2pm and thieves target goods such as easy-to-move electronic items like laptops, PlayStations and cameras, and gar- den and DIY equipment such as power tools and weedeaters. An operation is under way to target regular offenders and hot spots, but the police need the public to help. Screwdrivers may be the entry tool for most burglars, but often they can just walk in, Mr Price says. As well as watching out for your neighbours and suspicious activity, you can't make it easy for crims. Most of these burglaries are happening during the day, so make sure you secure your windows and doors and garages. Your average burglar will take seconds to assess your home -- if they can get in easily, they will; if not, they'll leave.'' Mr Price says calls to police to report suspicious activity are important, because they help the police intelligence unit look for patterns. He says that though there is a perception that with teenagers on holiday burglaries will go up, that is not the case. It is normally repeat adult offenders carrying out the crimes. Kapi-Mana News spoke to neighbourhood sup- port co-ordinators in Whitby, Mana, Porirua East and Tawa and they had tips for not becoming a burglary statistic this summer: Don't have the Christmas tree with presents underneath visible from a lounge window; Don't put cardboard out for recycling that adver- tises the new television you got for Christmas; Install sensor lights and 24-hour timers; Get a neighbour to park a car in your driveway if you are away; Mark your electronic goods or note serial numbers. Mr Price advises alerting neighbours if you are going away, so mail can be collected. He says the Christchurch earthquakes taught us that we should know our neighbours. Porirua and Tawa has a strong ethos of com- munity and we can make that stronger. Crime won't survive in a community that cares.'' Hope for big crowds at first fair Bay boost: Community garden planter boxes will feature at Titahi Bay's first village fair this Sunday, which shop owners hope will attract business to the village. From left, Aroha and Cheryl Browne from Different Stroax, and Porirua City councillor 'Ana Coffey. By ANDREA O'NEIL ONLINE RESOURCES Residents and friends of Titahi Bay now have their own web resource. The trustees of the Titahi Bay Community Trust (TBCT) have worked together over the past year to bring the Bay its own web presence. The trust is a registered charity, founded to raise awareness of civil defence resources for the suburb. Trustee Paula Birnie says titahibay.org.nz will provide comprehensive information about the Bay for residents and visitors. The website features civil defence information and emergency contact numbers and provides advice on how to be prepared for an emergency. Users can also read up on the history of the Bay, find useful information about the beach, and learn about local personalities. There is also a community listings and trade & exchange sections, and information on reserves, transport and amenities. Trustees will be available in the Community Safety Hub at the Titahi Bay Fair to answer questions, receive suggestions and provide assistance. The trust can also be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via titahibay.org.nz. There will be a love-in, a muck-in and a hoe- down all at once this Sunday, when the inaugu- ral Titahi Bay Fair kicks off at the Whitehouse Rd shops. Porirua City councillor 'Ana Coffey has organ- ised the community event, which will boast 30 stalls, kids' activities, a hangi and musicians. She hopes the event will attract hundreds of people, and if successful next year's event will be bigger and better, with surrounding streets closed off. I just think it's time that Titahi Bay has a fair, a good big community event,'' she says. I'd like it to become a regular event.'' Five planter boxes will be filled with vege- tables on the day, which Ms Coffey will use to gauge interest in a bigger garden project. It's to see if there's some energy in the Bay for a community garden.'' Those attending will be encouraged to share their vision for Titahi Bay, which will be col- lected by a working group reviewing the Bay's 2005 Village Plan. Working group members will distribute ques- tionnaires on the day, for residents to identify what they value about Bay life, Ms Coffey says. We would love all of the Bay to fill it out. It's trying to get big themes of what people love and would like to see happen in the Bay.'' The Whitehouse Rd shops will be open for busi- ness during the fair, and Different Stroax owner Cheryl Browne hopes it will give the shops a boost. Just talking to people about it, they're so excited. It'll bring the community together, too. It's a hub here but there's been a bit of a turndown. I think this will get it back up again.'' Ms Coffey is still seeking musical performers, such as jazz musicians, for the fair. Titahi Bay Fair, Sunday, December 9, from 11am till 3pm, Whitehouse Rd shops. Inquiries can be emailed to email@example.com.
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