Kapi-Mana News : December 4th 2012
10 KAPI-MANA NEWS, DECEMBER 4, 2012 NEWS/OPINION 5038130AA 12 HOURS ONLY MASSIVE MIDNIGHT MADNESS SALE 12 NOON--12 MIDNIGHT FRIDAY 7th DECEMBER* PLUS NO INTEREST, NO PAYMENTS UNTIL JUNE 2013** CARPET COURT PORIRUA, MEGA CENTRE, 42 PARUMOANA ST, 237-7745 *Sale is on Friday 7th December 2012 from midday (12:00 noon) until midnight (12:00 am) only. At participating outlets only, and stock will vary by store. The product must be paid for in full or financed on the day of the sale. Quantities are limited and there are no holds or reser ves on product allowed. Discounts apply to RRP and applies to selected flooring products only. Carpet is sold in broadloom metres. For full terms and conditions see in-store or visit www.carpetcourt.co.nz. **No interest and no payments for 6 months (Payment Holiday) is available on Q Card Flexi Payment Plans. Minimum purchase $500. Account Fees may apply. A $45 Establishment Fee for new Q Cardholders and a $35 Advance Fee for existing Q Cardholders will apply. Q Card Standard Interest Rate applies at end of Payment Holiday. Offer expires 10th December 2012. Q Card lending criteria, fees, terms and conditions apply. See in-store or visit our website w ww.carpetcourt.co.nz for full details of the finance offer. w w w.carpetcourt.co.nz • Carpet • Vinyls • Laminate LETTERS EKERS' WEEK Parking tickets Editor, I cried a crocodile tear when reading about Ms Papadopoulos predicament -- Tickets sour fun event , KMN November 20. She, and others, parked illegally so they all got ticketed. On that day there was plenty of parking on Te Pene Ave and Waiuta Street, it just meant one would have to use one s legs to walk 50 or 100 metres. What a lot of people do not realise, or care about, if you drive or park on a berm you not only damage the grass and leave ruts and bald patches, you can also damage underground services such as water and drainage pipes, and phone and power cables. BENJAMIN R TREDREA, Titahi Bay Supermarket suckers Editor, When will supermarket and other retail customers realise they are being taken for a ride by the 99 cent pricing specialists all too common today? When items are priced at $xx.99 only the dollar part can be altered and in minimum $1 increments up or down. Watch out. JOHN WATSON, Titahi Bay CTV debacle typical Editor, The CTV building rescue debacle, which has been in the news recently, is symptomatic of what s happening all over the country. Here we had eight people still alive in the wreckage, and people with skill, initiative, and equipment on the spot and raring to go to rescue them, but they were stopped by unproductive risk-averse bureaucrats who ruled that OSH protocols must be followed. In the CTV case the cost of such bureaucratic risk-aversion was eight lives. Throughout the country in a million different situations the cost is less dramatic but just as real, and colossal. Stifling individual initiative, creativity, and productivity, and imposing massive costs through the imposition of a zillion stupid rules and regulations implemented and overseen by an army of redundant unproductives, it s no wonder the country is at a standstill. RENTON MACLACHLAN, Porirua (Letter abridged) Cricket story wrong Editor, In the Kapi-Mana News [November 20, page 70] under the heading Norths out , the article states that the Duckworth Lewis system was North City s enemy as they lost to Upper Hutt. Unfortunately we do not use the Duckworth Lewis system in club cricket in Wellington. Well, not yet anyway. If the Duckworth Lewis method had been used, I am fairly sure based on my understanding of the system and doing a couple of tests, that North City would have won the game. This is because the target score would have been much greater under Duckworth Lewis which takes account of the fact Upper Hutt were 9 wickets down and therefore had virtually used up all their resources. The article alongside by Joseph Romanos was very interesting as usual. Like Joseph, I too get excited to receive my copy of the New Zealand Cricket Almanack each year. It gives me bed- time reading over the summer. It is also not like Joseph to get a name wrong, but the Otago wicketkeeper who was the last genuine tailend batsman/wicketkeeper was Barry Milburn rather than Bruce Milburn. While you may not find some things on Cricinfo, you will find almost anything on Cricket Archive including not only international, first class and Hawke Cup cricket in NZ, but also under-age tournaments. EVAN WATKIN, Whitby Horn of plenty: Tawa residents are being urged to donate food in this year's Toot for Tucker food bank collection. Pictured are Tawa Rotary's Malcolm Sparrow and volunteer firefighter David Logan. Darn tootin' you sure can deliver By ANDREA O'NEIL If you hear a loud racket on the street in Tawa tomorrow evening, don t run for cover -- run for your pantry. Tawa Rotary, Tawa Lions and the Tawa Volunteer Fire Brigade are teaming up for a second year to collect food for the Tawa Foodbank this Christmas, an event they call Toot for Tucker . Two fire trucks will roam Tawa s streets for four even- ings over the next fortnight, tooting their horns and sounding their sirens to bring attention to the food bank drive. The vehicles will drive slowly enough for people to grab non-perishable food items to donate, says Tawa Rotary member and Tawa Community Board chairman Malcolm Sparrow. The aim is to make donating as easy for residents as possible, he says. If you grab something out of your pantry it doesn t feel like you re digging $5 or $6 out of your pocket. Last year s Toot for Tucker was a huge success, bring- ing in 2190 items of food and $1140 in cash, Mr Sparrow says. Tawa Toot for Tucker, December 5, 6, 12 and 13 from 5.30pm till 7.30pm.
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