Kapi-Mana News : January 8th 2013
5 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 8, 2013 NEWS Parumoana Street, Porirua. Phone: 04 238 0601. Open 6am - 11pm, 7 days. 5100806AA Fresh Sweet Corn Hot Roast Chickens Size 11 $6.98 each 78ceach Tasman Bay Juicies 10 pack $2.48 each Heineken 24 Pack Bottles $38.98 Promotions available from Monday 7th January - Sunday 13th January 2013. All offers are subject to availability or while stocks last. We reserve the right to limit quantities. Trade strictly not supplied. Tenderised BBQ Steak Plain/Marinated $7.88 per kg PORIRUA PAK´nSAVE Join our Xmas Club and start saving now each For 24 hour assistance Telephone 04 298-5168 Graham John Andrew Diane Kapiti Coast Funeral Home 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu 2884679AA Festival expanding Vibrant: The Festival of the Elements can be relied upon to bring a splash of colour and creativity to Porirua each Waitangi Day. New acts featured Porirua's Festival of the Ele- ments just keeps growing and growing, says its organising committee chairman Bob Cater, as preparations continue towards its 22nd incarnation next month. In fact, it's outgrown itself on several occasions . . . and still seems to be getting bigger and bigger.'' Last Waitangi Day the festi- val attracted more than 30,000 people to Te Rauparaha Park, the biggest number since its comparatively modest begin- ning at Aotea Lagoon in 1992. Back then, we thought we wouldgetabitofacrowd-- several hundred, maybe. But it was several thousand. We were overwhelmed and parking became our biggest problem. Aotea Lagoon was the ideal venue except for coping with the crowds. Unfortunately, it just wasn't big enough for the numbers.'' Mr Cater says the festival began with the idea that Wai- tangi Day should be a celebration of diversity and unity -- a coming together in harmony of many different cul- tures. We felt we all had something great to celebrate and that Wai- tangi Day was the most fitting occasion. We're happy to say that thousands of people agree with us, obviously, and thou- sands are continuing to give their support.'' The Festival of the Elements also uses the concept of creative power, each year emphasising a different theme from the ele- ments of fire, water, earth and air. This year the theme is air. There is plenty of scope for artistic expression movement and colour,'' Bob Cater says. And there is plenty of oppor- tunity and freedom for individu- als and groups to display the uniqueness of their cultures.'' Programme organiser Marga- ret Armour says next month's Waitangi Day is set to be the biggest ever held in Porirua. We have a lineup of top entertainers, performers and exhibitors along with a wide variety of stalls, workshops and displays.'' There are some big differen- ces and changes from previous festivals. Some of the entertainment and acts are new and unusual,'' Ms Armour says. Some shows will be longer, up to 30 or 40 minutes. It's an exciting oppor- tunity to share and enjoy our diverse cultures. All made poss- ible by the Treaty signing.'' Work not starting Porirua residents will not see any demolition work under the canopies this summer. As we reported on December 18, a Porirua City Council report noted that 8 Cobham Court -- which houses the i-Site and four other tenants -- would be demolished as part of the city centre revitalisation project, with works beginning over the fol- lowing three months. However, a council spokesperson has since told Kapi-Mana News such work would definitely not'' occur in the coming months, with further design work to be carried out. Some very small initial physical works may occur before the end of the financial year in June. Large-scale demolition would require further investment, from both the council and external sources. Kapi-Mana News will look to run further stories on the city centre upgrade, timelines for 2013, and what it means for retailers, visitors and residents, in the near future. Flats will be let cheaper An article in Kapi-Mana News on December 18 that reported on changes to the management of the Moana Court flats in Titahi Bay, contained an error. Wellington City Council will lease the flats at 70 per cent of the market rate, not at the market rate. The error is regretted.
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