Kapi-Mana News : December 18th 2012
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You can rest easy when you let Quinovic manage your properties for you! 4484304AI Suite 12, 99 The Esplanade, Mana 5260 t 04 233 2442 f 04 233 2449 m 027 233 2460 ddi 04 233 2179 www.quinovic.co.nz Green-themed film a hit with judges of NZ contest By KRIS DANDO Digital dreams: Whitby student Natasha Bishop's animation skills wowed judges of an environmentally friendly national short film challenge. It was a bit fiddly, but a lot of fun, says Natasha Bishop of making her animated short film Arboraceous -- the overall winner of a national film challenge promoting sustainability. The four-minute clip took the bud- ding Whitby film- maker three weeks to put together using software she already had and popular online programme Artrage. Arboraceous, meaning covered in trees , is simple and whimsical, with no dia- logue. Bishop s hand-drawn gingerbread men silhouet- tes cut down the last apple tree on earth to build a house. When they realise they need food to survive, they rocket off to other planets, but ultimately salvation is found at home. I d made some films before, in groups, but this was my first try solo. I really enjoyed it, said the 16-year- old Samuel Marsden Whitby student. Natasha was encouraged to enter The Outlook for Someday awards by her IT teacher. Entrants could use any genre and up to five minutes duration so long as sustainability was a theme. Arboraceous won two awards, includ- ing Standout Picture, announced at a function in Auckland on December 5. I was happy to make the shortlist but when they read out my name on the night it was more shock than excitement. Natasha received an $8000 Unitec package and an Android tablet. She plans to take a break for the summer but intends to make more films in the future. To view the film, visit: www.theoutlookforsomeday.net/ films/2012/182 Whanau centre dispute settled By KRIS DANDO ' My wife [Liz Kelly] is... growing the organisation, which employs a team of experienced and committed staff overseen by a skilled governance board. ' Pat Kelly An employment dispute between the Whanau Centre and two former employees has been settled. Former employees Sia To omaga and Sara Teaurima accused the social service centre s manager Liz Kelly of bullying and intimidation last year, and an Employment Rela- tions Authority heard evidence on December 5. During a break in proceedings a settlement was reached. It was understood the complainants initially wanted $60,000 each. Ms Kelly was relieved at the out- come. I can finally have a night s sleep. She said she was not allowed to discuss the details of the settlement, but her husband Pat Kelly provided a statement to Kapi-Mana News. He said his wife had been subjected to negative, vindictive and destructive comments from certain quarters of the community that high- lighted the lengths of hypocritical behaviour that existed. My wife is managing the delivery of services to the community and growing the organisation, which employs a team of experienced and committed staff overseen by a skilled governance board. Ms Kelly also provided Kapi-Mana News affidavits from two former colleagues of Ms To omaga, who alleged Ms To omaga bullied them. Petition seeks inquiry into Whanau Centre A petition was presented to Pori- rua City Council last week, seek- ing an independent inquiry into changes at the Whanau Centre (formerly Fanau Centre) in Can- nons Creek. Resident Rob Piva presented the petition, which bore 600 signatures. He said the Whanau Centre was not like other service centres in the city -- it was for education for young people, to sup- port families and a community hub. The trust deed was to make sure the centre would not be taken over by groups or privatised. We have signatures from peo- ple in Porirua, and outside, who want to see it restored to its orig- inal uses. Mr Piva asked that the city s leaders solve this at a local level, otherwise legal action could ensue. All councillors and Mayor Nick Leggett accepted the petition, except for deputy mayor Liz Kelly who is also the Whanau Centre s manager. Mr Leggett said a report would be prepared and discussed at a future meeting. Moana Court kept By KRIS DANDO The Moana Court social housing in Titahi Bay is to be managed by Wellington City Council, it was decided last week. Porirua City Council resolved that the Te Pene Ave flats would remain in PCC s hands and as social housing, in publicly excluded business at its Decem- ber 12 meeting. The council recognised, how- ever, that an experienced hous- ing provider was better suited to manage the 26 units, mostly occupied by elderly people. They [WCC] are the second largest provider in the country after Housing New Zealand, Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett told Kapi-Mana News after the meeting. We never wanted to take peo- ple out of their homes, despite what some in the community are saying, so the outcome we have is a good one. This will improve the social service element we have at Moana Court, it s efficient and best for tenants. Mr Leggett said as they were sharing more services with other councils today, such as water and landfills, then hous- ing was a logical step. Wellington City Council will manage and maintain the units, with PCC paying for any upgrades. Kapi-Mana News understands PCC will pay $20,000 to WCC to manage Moana Court. Mr Leggett confirmed that the present rent cost of $77 would probably rise as WCC would seek to charge at market rates. In public speaking time at last week s meeting, Moana Court tenant Robert Overend said the council s review of the flats had a been a sad, stressful busi- ness . He was annoyed to hear about a change in management from Kapi-Mana News, rather than the council. He believed the description social housing for Moana Court should be replaced with pensioner housing . Social has a wider context, which does not necessarily work in the situation we have. I think whoever runs it now should retain rents as they are, because they will get a financial return.
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