Kapi-Mana News : January 15th 2013
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Gentle water exercises based on ballet moves plus stretching and meditation make for a relax- ing workout, and members are given pampering gifts like hair- dressing vouchers and make-up, says Porirua Encore co- ordinator Cathy Tia. ‘‘As a woman if you’re sick or not sick, you’re constantly put- ting others first. We completely make them feel like they’re queens,’’ Mrs Tia says. ‘‘It’s a free programme. Don’t be afraid, it’s just women, it’s a safe environment, it’s a humor- ous environment.’’ It doesn’t matter how long ago members had cancer – symptoms like swollen lymph glands can present 20 years after surgery, Mrs Tia says. ‘‘They can [join] whether they had breast cancer 50 years ago, or whether they’re eight weeks post-surgery.’’ The therapeutic pool at Kene- puru is wheelchair-accessible, and the warm water does wonders for post-surgery bodies. Fun and laughter is a big fea- ture of meetings; it’s called Encore because people want to come back, Mrs Tia says. ‘‘In past programmes life-long friendships have been formed.’’ Mrs Tia and Belinda Clark formed the Porirua branch of Encore 18 months ago, and this will be the third eight-week course they have run. Neither woman has had breast cancer but Mrs Tia has a background in physical edu- cation and nutrition, and both are passionate about nurturing women in their time of need. ‘‘We just see so much growth from these women and get so much joy out of them,’’ Mrs Tia says. ❚ To register for Encore, ring Cathy Tia on 234 6074, 027 235 4061 or Belinda Clark on 234 6164, 027 200 8890 by early February. The programme runs for eight Fridays, 1pm to 3pm, from February 15. Group works on super-city idea By ANDREA O’NEIL Vigorous debate between the region’s leaders lies ahead this year as a working group of four councils attempts to agree on the logistics of a Wellington super-city. Representatives from Porirua, Kapiti, Wellington and Greater Wel- lington Regional councils will aim to hand a preferred amalgamation model to the Local Government Com- mission before this year’s local body elections in October, working group chairman Ken Douglas says. The Wairarapa and Hutt councils have been invited to participate but have not yet joined the group, he says. The group will meet on January 23, when the first item on the agenda will be deciding on a common goal and a timeframe – possibly a lengthy debate, Mr Douglas says. The group will take Geoffrey Palm- er’s 2012 recommendation for a two- tier structure as its starting point but will negotiate how much power each level of council would be given, and how services would be delivered. The working party will consult the public to come up with its model, but how to engage with residents is another thorny issue. Some residents view surveys as unrepresentative, and phone surveys are problematic for communities such as eastern Porirua where there are few landline phones, Mr Douglas says. Other problems include whether to give Wellington City Council more weight in a survey due to its larger population, and whether a survey conducted by one council will be accepted by the others. What everybody agrees on is the need to decide whether change is welcome, Mr Douglas says. This year’s elections will be held under present local body boundaries, possibly with the understanding that moves to amalgamate will take place next triennium, Mr Douglas says. In December it was believed the Wairarapa councils would submit a proposal to amalgamate with each other to the Local Government Com- mission by February, but they have agreed to delay a submission to allow other Wellington councils to catch up, Mr Douglas says. ‘‘The Wairarapa councils have come back and said they are quite happy to consult with us about the timing of their application, and they’re not trying to use it as a pres- sure device to cause us problems.’’ It is possible the Local Govern- ment Commission will decline to accept whatever proposal the work- ing group submits, whether it comes out for or against amalgamation, Mr Douglas says.
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